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Off Topic / Re: Board Games!
« on: June 06, 2018, 01:16:15 pm »
Yeah, one of the friends has suggested Pandemic in the past, so when I heard Forbidden Desert was kinda similar, I thought I'd pick it up to try. I'm definitely curious about Pandemic!
Zombicide (and its various spinoffs and expansions) is the most expensive one out of the list, but it's also got the most replayability. It's a zombie survival RPG where players play as a team of survivors,trying to complete various objectives while also dealing with the ever-growing zombie horde. As everything's modular and scenario-based, there are tons of different setups and levels of difficulties to try out, especially with the expansions added to the mix.

Your mention of Zombicide reminded me of Dead of Winter. A pretty fun co-op game, but with a twist that one of your members could potentially be a betrayer. Make it interesting having to second guess everyone's moves.

Off Topic / Re: Board Games!
« on: May 14, 2018, 06:39:12 pm »
I tried out Forbidden Desert with my friends over the weekend (none of us had tried it before then), and we really enjoyed it. We totally got buried in sand and lost, but we felt like we learned a lot from that first playthrough. I liked the quality of all the pieces, too, and would definitely recommend!
That sounds like Forbidden Desert to me! I find we lose more often than win, but when you do win, it really feels earned.

Another game in that same vein is Pandemic. While there are tons of variants now, plus Pandemic Legacy (one of my favorite game experiences in a long time!), the base game is great. Hard won victories.

Off Topic / Re: Board Games!
« on: May 14, 2018, 04:41:45 pm »
I may have to go through this thread and seriously look into the suggestions here.  I have gotten into it since it's something that the whole family can join in on and honestly my drive for video games has been very weak of late.  I still love to play them but have no real want to buy them.
Yeah sometimes it's nice to just step away from a screen for a while. The collector's mentality has been slipping for me as well.

As a suggestion for the thread, I picked up Azul not too long ago and it's a pretty fun quick game. I'd recommend it for anyone not looking for something complicated.

Off Topic / Re: Board Games!
« on: May 03, 2018, 12:37:21 pm »
Yeah, I was torn between Forbidden Desert and Forbidden Island during the recent board game sale on Amazon, but I saw a few reviews where people said Island was a better one to start with, but once they got a hang of Desert, Island seemed too simplistic.
I can see that being the case. Probably a good call on your part at the end of the day. We have both at my house so no worries there :)

We played the Unlock! games, but found that they are only good for 1 play through.  Luckily they were dirt cheap at GS.

But now that I know about this Board Game thread, may I highly suggest Dice Throne.

I think it's been described as Magic the Gathering meets Yahtzee.
Dice Throne looks pretty interesting!

Off Topic / Re: Board Games!
« on: May 02, 2018, 07:12:52 pm »
I've been on a board game kick lately, so I need to go back and read the rest of this thread (missed it the first time around, I think), but just wanted to let folks know about this Kickstarter:


As for my recent games, I've been enjoying the recent trend of escape room games. I've tried one of the Unlock! games and one of the Exit games and have enjoyed them both. I think they do a pretty good job of mimicking an escape room experience for pretty cheap (sometimes as low as $8 for a fun hour with 3 other friends).

Picked up Forbidden Desert the other day and am looking forward to trying it out!

My game group liked Exit more than unlocked. Maybe it was the one scenario we played, but it didn't feel as streamlined.

Forbidden Desert is good times! Have you played Forbidden Island? It's an earlier game put out by the same people. Very similar but Desert adds more mechanics on top of it.

Classic Video Games / Re: Pier Solar
« on: October 27, 2015, 07:21:06 am »
Yeah I got my email yesterday to complete the order. It's finally almost here!

General / Re: VGC's Anonymous/"General" Topic:
« on: September 01, 2015, 08:40:01 pm »
Hey guys! Feels like it's been a long time since I've been around! A lot has happened though. Got married, in the process of buying a house and we are having a baby in March! Collecting has definitely taken a back seat for me these last few months lol.
That's great news! Congrats  :D

General / Re: VGC's Anonymous/"General" Topic:
« on: September 01, 2015, 07:29:33 am »
Decided to do it now...... Currently drying.....

Update: And nothing, still flashing on the first one. Havent tried on the other yet.

Have you cleaned the pins on the games too? At the very least run a q-tip with alcohol over them. I actually open my carts up and polish the connectors with Brasso.

General / Re: VGC's Anonymous/"General" Topic:
« on: August 31, 2015, 08:59:01 pm »
How long did you let it boil for?

Maybe ill make a video of me testing afterwords. And it with either go "yay bobster rocks" or " son of a ******!"
hahaha I'm up for the scathing remarks!

I think I did like 5 minutes boil, put a cart you don't care about (like everyone's 8th copy of Super Mario) in and out of it a couple times, then repeat once more. The important part is to let it dry enough afterwords.

General / Re: VGC's Anonymous/"General" Topic:
« on: August 31, 2015, 08:51:57 pm »
Looks like both my NES need new 72 pins..... *sighs*
This is going to sound strange, but try the boiling method to repair the original 72 pins. It's worked great for me twice now!

I saw the video on that, but i didnt click it....
If nothing else, what do you have to lose? If it makes it worse you were going to replace them anyways  :P

General / Re: VGC's Anonymous/"General" Topic:
« on: August 31, 2015, 08:43:37 pm »
Looks like both my NES need new 72 pins..... *sighs*
This is going to sound strange, but try the boiling method to repair the original 72 pins. It's worked great for me twice now!

General / Re: Recently completed/finished
« on: August 31, 2015, 08:06:24 pm »
I played through Expendabros yesterday which has been on my computer for a while now. Fun little plug for the Expendables 3. After that, I played and beat the Angry Video Game Nerd Videogame. Pretty fun but that last boss was crazy hard.

And on Friday I finished replaying the Witcher 2. My new video card comes in tomorrow so I'm hoping to dive right into the 3rd one  :D.

I grabbed a copy yesterday :). Good job spreading the word!

General / Re: Recently completed/finished
« on: August 20, 2015, 01:00:21 pm »
You don't need a Japanese region PSN account in order to play physical copies of Japanese games you've purchased. This applies to both the PS3 and PS Vita. There's no issues with trophies either, the trophies will show up on your French account, like it does on my Canadian one.

However, DLC is where things change. You will need to have a Japanese account in order to redeem codes or purchase the DLC to use for Japanese games. In the case of the PS Vita, you will need to have another memory card if you want to make a Japanese region account for the DLC. It requires a couple more steps too, but I haven't set up a Japanese account for myself yet, so I can't properly explain the rest. I plan on creating one soon though, since I want to redeem the DLC codes I got for preordering IA/VT Colorful. There should be plenty of resources on YouTube to help you create your own Japanese account, particularly with the Vita.

Another thing to note is that for some strange reason, North American copies of the original Persona 4 Arena is region locked. There's also a Japanese game PS3 called Joysound Dive which released exclusively to the Japanese PSN. It too is region locked. Other than those two, any game from any region should be playable on your (I'm assuming European) PS3 and Vita consoles. :)

Thank you for taking the time to summarize this! Adding the game to my wishlist ;D

No problem, glad to help. :)

One thing to note that I forgot about in my last reply was compatibility issues with the PlayStation TV, or Vita TV. It works a little different than the PS Vita handheld. While the PS TV/Vita TV itself isn't region locked, due to weird compatibility issues, not just any game from any region will work on it, even if it may be compatible with one region. I haven't looked into this extensively, but I plan on looking into this soon when I buy a PS TV before they disappear from my area and Sony stops making them (since they seem to have given up on the device). IA/VT Colorful says on the box that it's compatible with the Japanese Vita TV, and according to something I found from a quick Google search, it does work on European PS TVs.
PSTV's work on a whitelist sort of function. If the game isn't whitelisted by Sony, it won't play, even if it technically can without any problems. This seems to be a licensing/support issue.

The hacking/homebrew scene has a couple work arounds that get past the whitelist. Sadly, the first thing I did when I got mine was update it which broke the exploits they use :(.

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