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Nerd.

Entertainment > Movies, Games >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1677720/
http://www.readyplayeronemovie.com/

In a dystopic future akin to Brave New World - (1932 book), by Aldous Huxley, everyone is lost in a virtual reality, playing a game to take control of the world's largest corporation.

This movie is parasitic to the childhoods of old men and permanent-children. It's worth a watch if you're over 40, otherwise it'll be a fairly confusing mess of references.



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Entertainment > Games >

http://forays.github.io/
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A roguelike game with a tactical side to it.

I like it, but only played a little of it as this sort of game doesn't seem to grab me any more. Definitely recommended for fans of this style of game. Don't be put off by its graphics. Like a good book, the pictures are in your head.

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Entertainment > Games >

(on Wikipedia)
https://web.archive.org/web/20191211122834/http://www.positech.co.uk/gratuitousspacebattles/

A tower defence game with space ships.

Highly customizable and extremely fun, but with poor replayability. Worth a bit of coin if you're a fan of tower defence games.

I didn't take notes from back then. All I have are some saved fleets. Some of the game gets extremely hard, especially with technology restrictions. I fucking hate having those restrictions. This was a big downer to playing all the way through.

Bonus points for the author throwing away all sense of storyline. Fuck all that shit, I just want gameplay. I'm not joking.

I never tried its expansion Parasites.

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Entertainment > Games > Borderlands - (2009 game) >

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If you have Borderlands 2, stick with it until you've played through it, through its true vault hunter mode and through every. single. DLC. There are a lot.

Then buy this, but only if you're a serious fan of Borderlands 2.

If you are new to the series and new to Borderlands 2, go buy and play Borderlands 2! It's great. This is just more of that, but with added obnoxiousness.

  • Properly titled Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel



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Heroes of the Storm logo

Entertainment > Games >

(on Wikipedia)
https://heroesofthestorm.com/en-us/

Like all the other "safe" games Blizzard has been creating lately, Heroes of the Storm is an accessible MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) game. Pretty, plays well, and reasonably fun.

I play a bunch of it, and like it. I don't PvP. The versus AI started out being really boring but improved a lot over time.

  • aka HOTS



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Entertainment > Games >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.blizzard.com/en-us/games/d3/
https://us.diablo3.com/en/

A fixed-angle-view roguelike.

My general conclusion is that it's a good game, but doesn't have enough variety of abilities.

Path of Exile - (2013 game) is better in terms of difficulty, complexity and player-immersion. In fact, Diablo 3 has been copying features straight from Path of Exile. Doing things badly, but, still, obviously copying.

  • Properly titled Diablo III



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Entertainment > Games >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.pathofexile.com/

A free-to-play 2.5D action semi-rpg game. Get gear, assign your abilities, explore and kill. Procedurally-generated areas and special "maps" give end-game replayability.

While straightforward to get into, it becomes atonishingly complex and unashamedly hard. [ 1 ] Astonishingly is now a word. They are also committed to keeping the game "hardcore" and not stooping to the level of appeasing the filthy casuals who ruin other games. This includes not avoiding pay to win.

Its developers care about their game more than any other developer for any other game I've played or have even heard of. Other than the little things, the game gets major updates every three months. Major as in expansion-quality new stuff.

Their community participation is strong.

  • NOTE - It has been bought out by China.



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1. Astonishingly is now a word.