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30th June 2017

A couple of months back I found loads of old notes about all the old Epic Space Marine games we played, starting from back when I was in high school. I thought it would be a good idea to type them all up as best I could, and upload them all. While I was at it, I also converted the Epic-S and 40K battle reports from their PDF state to HTML, and they can be found on the Warhammer 40K page.

16th May 2017

Finally got my pointing pictures up and into the Vault. Don't ask me why.

25th April 2017

Opened up a new section all for including stuff about the board game Super Dungeon Explore. There's not much in there yet until my own rules are finished, but hopefully will get some content in there soon.

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You Can Not Be Serious

Computer Games Blog

This is where you can read any of my irregular wafflings about computer gaming. The whole point of this blog is to help motivate me to properly finish games, whether they be recent ones or older ones I played when I was younger that I never managed to beat.

25th June 2017 - You Can Not Be Serious

There was a time, back in the late 90s and early 2000s, where I played quite a lot of FPS games. Somehow, a franchise that has always passed me by is Serious Sam.
Until now, that is.

Just got done going through the First Encounter with Scoob, and what a chaotic mess of bullets and rockets it was. Graphically, it was very similar to other games of that era like the original Unreal. The gameplay was also kind of similar, except that there was no alternate fire for the weapons, and the enemies attacked in massive waves.

Other than that, I'm not sure what to say about it. It was fun enough, but we were really starting to get fatigue near the end. Those monsters seemed damn near never ending.

Scoob gets stuck in

Scoob gets stuck in

Scoob looks for a soft spot to shoot

Scoob looks for a soft spot to shoot

Gaming's biggest miniguns

Gaming's biggest miniguns

The Melty Man Cometh

The Melty Man Cometh

These headless suicidal maniacs try using each other for heads

These headless suicidal maniacs try using each other for heads

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck

Shooting the end boss right in his nadz

Shooting the end boss right in his nadz

Out of the blue back in April, I had a hankering for some more Saints Row action. Scoob was happy to jump back into Saints Row The Third with me to start a second play through.

Woah! Trippy, man.

Woah! Trippy, man.

I seem to be missing my gun

I seem to be missing my gun

Woops. Ran Scoob over again.

Woops. Ran Scoob over again.

Cop busts out some fancy moves

Cop busts out some fancy moves

My awesome pink police car has seen better days

My awesome pink police car has seen better days

Just taking a nap on top of this tank

Just taking a nap on top of this tank

Then as luck would have it, while we were playing through Saints Row The Third, GOG released Saints Row IV on us. I quickly bought and downloaded it so we could get cracking.

Unfortunately, we don't like this game anywhere near as much as the previous installment. It didn't help that the original GOG build had problems preventing the autosaves working, and would not remember any changes we made in the options menus. Though they have now fixed those issues, we haven't yet gone back to it. If we do go back, I think it will be just to go through the story missions, rather than go through all the extra stuff, which in this game seems boring and far too numerous.

The problems we have with it when compared to the previous game are mostly to do with the gun action. I know super powers are in this one, but they've really nerfed the guns, and we love shooting the bad guys. They just do less damage, take longer to reload, and take longer to level up to get some of that power back.
I also don't like how cars are pointless, as I enjoyed collecting and modding the cars in the last game. Worst thing of all: THERE'S NO HOT PIZZA SONG!!!

The two computers also sometimes disconnect from each other, which is something that has never happened when playing The Third. It was even more of a bitch at the time because autosave wasn't working. Hopefully they've fixed the network stability in the updated version, but I doubt it.

For the first time in my life I truly go toilet popping

For the first time in my life I truly go toilet popping

Looks like I'm about to ram my head up an alien's arse. No wonder I'm wearing a hoody.

Looks like I'm about to ram my head up an alien's arse. No wonder I'm wearing a hoody.

Scoob powers up

Scoob powers up

What his right name is I've never heard, but around here he's known as Glider.

What his right name is I've never heard, but around here he's known as Glider.

Scoob lets rip

Scoob lets rip

What... the... shit...

What... the... shit...