What games are you playing this summer and why?

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Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:26 pm

I noticed many people discussing various games they are playing on IRC.
I'm interested to know what games are you playing in this period and most importantly why are you interested in a particular game.

I will edit this post to make a nice list with the submitted answers. The list will be divided in indie games and big-budgets games.

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Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:34 pm

I'm sure the guys off of IRC are playing Diablo III ;)
This sucks because today's the last Sunday of my summer :(
Anyways, logged ~80 hours of SPAZ, still in Ch4 killing zombies (or at least, was).
Played a bit of Unreal Tournament 2004.
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Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:27 pm

I suppose that Diablo III doesn't need a reason to be played, it's a highly anticipated game that everybody was waiting for.

I was playing Minecraft too. I used to play Minecraft due to the novelty of the game system, as many other people did. I started playing it in early alpha, when few knew about it. Today I think the game lost a bit of its appeal, the continuous updates to add contents are keeping players, but I think the bubble has more or less burst. We'll see.

Space Pirates and Zombies (S.P.A.Z.) is a videogame I'm highly interested in. A 2 men project top down shooter with RPG elements inspired by X-Com, Star Control, Mechwarrior, Diablo and Freelancer. It definitely has characteristics that can be compared with Transcendence as space-based, genre-bending games. :)

I'm surprised that UT 2004 is still kicking. Is the online community still playing it alot ?

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Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:28 am

Actually, I was playing with FM3VP and Starweaver earlier this summer. Now it's just my brother and me, since FM3VP (I think) started school, so he's not on anymore :(
I could still poke SW and see if he could play, but start of school for me too, so no dice :/
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Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:50 am

Summer? bah. This winter I'm playing:

-Half Life: Source
-Half Life: Opposing Force/Blue Shift
-Kerbal Space Program
-Half Life 2 & Episodes
-Dwarf Fortress
-Minecraft (a little. Dead SMP server, just hoping that maybe I *might* meet another person on it...no luck thus far)
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Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:36 pm

In order of priority:

Transcendence (Modding)
Skyrim (Modding)
Starfarer (Modding)
KSP (Just playing)
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Sun May 12, 2013 12:59 am

Even though is isn't the summer(>.<), here are my plans for Summer 2013(that relate to topic)
Play Transcendence
Play Chess TItans
Play FlightGear(it's technically not a game)
Play BZFlag
Play Minecraft
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Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:55 pm

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Well I've recently gotten back into Minecraft a little (there's lots of new features which I don't know about since I haven't played since 1.2)
Yesterday I beat FLT in one long running session, and brought up and old copy of EVNova (the game which inspired me to find this one)
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Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:30 am

Ah. The mothership.... Let me get the FL pack done first, I should start focusing on single projects instead.

I am playing Star Wolves 3 lately, it's quite a nice game where you command a carrier and a squadron of highly customizable fighters. Speaking of fighters, I cleared HAWX 2 and is getting ready to clear Ace Combat Assault Horizons Enhanced Edition. I also cleared out Ace Combat 04 yesterday-on PCSX2. I like fighter games because I like combat flying. I pledged in Star Citizen so you may see me playing that in the future.

I sometimes play Operation Flashpoint-Dragon Rising and Ghost Recon Online with friends as well, mostly because they are interested in squad tactics.
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Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:11 am

Current games I'm playing this winter:


-Under the Ocean (Early alpha, looks to be utterly fantastic when it's finished, especially if they get the multiplayer build designed properly when they come to implement it.)
-Kerbal Space Program (Of course. Anyone else playing it a lot? We could make a succession-save.)
-Unreal Gold (mindless shooter, old classic, not all that bad)
-Bioshock (bought it recently, I don't think it needs much introduction)
-Alien Swarm (Because dangit, RPC and I haven't died horribly enough lately)

On the multiplayer front I'm interested in anyone willing to join in Alien Swarm games with RPC and I. We're not the best players by any means, but we've got fully unlocked equipment profiles so we can flamethrower/grenade-spam stuff. When Under the Ocean gains multiplayer I'm also gonna start pestering other people to try it out (It's an awesome game anyway, but multiplayer done properly (that's a hard task, mind) will make it seriously awesome. Especially in shark/bear attacks.)
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Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:25 am

If some of those MP games are free I may consider joining up. I emptied my budget on Star Citizen....
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Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:48 pm

Alien Swarm is free - get it through steam. ;)
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Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:20 pm

I only play Transcendence.

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Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:58 am

RPC wrote:Alien Swarm is free - get it through steam. ;)
Okay, I will try it out after my trip to Australia.
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