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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1300 on: Tue, 24 October 2023, 19:39:02 »
I broke down a got Skyrim: Special Edition. The enhanced textures are rather impressive and it has a built-in mods menu that's makes it super easy to **** up your experience  :thumb:
I bought the DVD on opening day in 2011 but never got farther than 20ish hours into it. It ain't no Daggerfall but it's part of the Elder Scrolls lore, so I have to play it.
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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1301 on: Wed, 25 October 2023, 15:00:32 »
Super Mario Wonder, despite all odds and everything I've disliked in the past, is actually a really great game. It is the level design and constant tweaks on mechanics it uses to actually build up the player's skill in each subsequent level that kept me playing. Very fun and creative level design.
The graphics are still uninspired dog****, like every other New Mario game where everything just looks like an asset the level designers grabbed out a file folder, and the price is absurd. But other than those factors, SMW is a lovingly crafted and creative game with fun and engaging mechanics and level design that will keep you wanting to see what the next level will throw at you.

I do hate those stupid positivity flowers that serve zero purpose other than to almost snidely cheer you on. That's some baby ****.

Should i buy it after i beat spider man 2 lol

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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1302 on: Wed, 25 October 2023, 15:15:35 »
Currently playing marvel's spider man 2 and having a blast

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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1303 on: Tue, 31 October 2023, 01:30:53 »
I've been playing Dishonored recently. I bought this game on Steam a long time ago, but I haven't played it yet. :thumb:

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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1304 on: Tue, 31 October 2023, 01:59:53 »
Just got into Darkest Dungeon. Digging the vibe and art style, decent writing as well.
It is a very difficult and frustrating game, but I keep coming back for more so there is certinally something to it.
A great Switch or Steam Deck title you can have running on the side while you do other stuff. Would recommend!

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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1305 on: Tue, 31 October 2023, 07:46:58 »
I broke down a got Skyrim: Special Edition. The enhanced textures are rather impressive and it has a built-in mods menu that's makes it super easy to **** up your experience  :thumb:
I bought the DVD on opening day in 2011 but never got farther than 20ish hours into it. It ain't no Daggerfall but it's part of the Elder Scrolls lore, so I have to play it.

YES YES YES YES

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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1306 on: Mon, 06 November 2023, 12:16:13 »
I broke down a got Skyrim: Special Edition. The enhanced textures are rather impressive and it has a built-in mods menu that's makes it super easy to **** up your experience  :thumb:
I bought the DVD on opening day in 2011 but never got farther than 20ish hours into it. It ain't no Daggerfall but it's part of the Elder Scrolls lore, so I have to play it.

YES YES YES YES

seriously though don't use their dumb built-in mods, spend some time learning Mod Organizer 2 and it'll be worth your while. for your first play through i recommend just using the unofficial patch or one of those Essentials style modlists


Imma say that the game is bad if it requires mods to make it at least playable

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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1307 on: Mon, 06 November 2023, 12:20:46 »
I broke down a got Skyrim: Special Edition. The enhanced textures are rather impressive and it has a built-in mods menu that's makes it super easy to **** up your experience  :thumb:
I bought the DVD on opening day in 2011 but never got farther than 20ish hours into it. It ain't no Daggerfall but it's part of the Elder Scrolls lore, so I have to play it.

YES YES YES YES

seriously though don't use their dumb built-in mods, spend some time learning Mod Organizer 2 and it'll be worth your while. for your first play through i recommend just using the unofficial patch or one of those Essentials style modlists


Imma say that the game is bad if it requires mods to make it at least playable

fortunately, it doesnt
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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1308 on: Mon, 06 November 2023, 15:56:06 »
I broke down a got Skyrim: Special Edition. The enhanced textures are rather impressive and it has a built-in mods menu that's makes it super easy to **** up your experience  :thumb:
I bought the DVD on opening day in 2011 but never got farther than 20ish hours into it. It ain't no Daggerfall but it's part of the Elder Scrolls lore, so I have to play it.

YES YES YES YES

seriously though don't use their dumb built-in mods, spend some time learning Mod Organizer 2 and it'll be worth your while. for your first play through i recommend just using the unofficial patch or one of those Essentials style modlists


Imma say that the game is bad if it requires mods to make it at least playable

That's like saying games that need patches are all garbage

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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1309 on: Wed, 08 November 2023, 13:41:16 »
I broke down a got Skyrim: Special Edition. The enhanced textures are rather impressive and it has a built-in mods menu that's makes it super easy to **** up your experience  :thumb:
I bought the DVD on opening day in 2011 but never got farther than 20ish hours into it. It ain't no Daggerfall but it's part of the Elder Scrolls lore, so I have to play it.

YES YES YES YES

seriously though don't use their dumb built-in mods, spend some time learning Mod Organizer 2 and it'll be worth your while. for your first play through i recommend just using the unofficial patch or one of those Essentials style modlists


Imma say that the game is bad if it requires mods to make it at least playable

That's like saying games that need patches are all garbage

Not the same thing. Games that need patches are not all garbage, they just need to be fixed. But it isn't the responsibility of the community in order to make your game playable like the sims, skyrim, etc etc. That's your own fault.

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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1310 on: Wed, 08 November 2023, 19:44:47 »
I have been pretty hooked on this older release called VIM. It's kind of hard at first because the game itself isn't everything. You have to quit out then do things on the computer to figure out if you even beat the bosses. Then you go back in to make more progress. Pretty captivating overall
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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
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« Reply #1312 on: Mon, 13 November 2023, 04:35:05 »

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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1317 on: Wed, 15 November 2023, 06:57:40 »
Did anybody see nominations at the game awards?

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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1318 on: Wed, 15 November 2023, 19:25:26 »
Did anybody see nominations at the game awards?

Yeah I did

Honestly the year was pretty stacked, But I think Baldur's Gate 3 will probably win. RE4 remake and AW2 seem like good contenders though.

Destiny 2 for community support is so stupid coming from the company that fired most of their community support like 2 weeks ago.

So many good games though, not sure if ever get through them all.

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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1319 on: Wed, 22 November 2023, 09:39:41 »
BG3 coop with my partner. Just wrapped up Death Stranding. I was skeptical at first, but thoroughly enjoyed the experience - would recommend!

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« Reply #1320 on: Wed, 22 November 2023, 11:21:48 »
BG3 coop with my partner. Just wrapped up Death Stranding. I was skeptical at first, but thoroughly enjoyed the experience - would recommend!

I cannot go through this one, too boring, running around with boxes and keep falling into black oily puddles with whales...what kind of fallout came up with this idea... oh yeah, Japanese guy, why I'm not surprised... ;)
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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1321 on: Wed, 22 November 2023, 15:58:07 »
BG3 coop with my partner. Just wrapped up Death Stranding. I was skeptical at first, but thoroughly enjoyed the experience - would recommend!

I cannot go through this one, too boring, running around with boxes and keep falling into black oily puddles with whales...what kind of fallout came up with this idea... oh yeah, Japanese guy, why I'm not surprised... ;)

They should make a prequel strand-type game where you play as a food delivery driver during a global pandemic or something.

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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1322 on: Thu, 30 November 2023, 16:15:21 »
Got Spider-Man 2, and it's OK. It does look visually great, and runs smooth.
It does that new thing modern AAA games do that annoys me, where it acts like it is letting you play, but really you are just doing small micro-actions between smaller cutscenes that tie pivotal action moments together. I think we can all agree that FMVs during action and quicktime events suck ass, but now animations are so drawn out and intricate each action almost feels like a quicktime for how long everything takes.

Also, you cannot beat up random people on the street or destroy anything. Boring.

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« Reply #1323 on: Thu, 30 November 2023, 16:25:49 »
I personally don't see any pleasure playing games like Spider-man, or even watching those movies, like that or Avengers. I cannot explain why but those movies are totally stupid for me.
I like Batman movies, but not a huge fan.
I think I'm just getting old :(
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« Reply #1324 on: Thu, 30 November 2023, 19:19:39 »
I just wish there were more freedom. They could easily say, "It's not Spider-Man swinging citizens around in the streets, that is the player's choice." But no, with modern Marvel involved there will be no fun and freedom lest we tarnish the image of a fictional character in 3rd person. NO FUN FOR YOU! Open World is merely a suggestion these days. When you take the freedom away from the player it becomes just another linear game that takes forever to get from objective to objective because the map is so big.

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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1325 on: Fri, 01 December 2023, 11:33:06 »
I personally don't see any pleasure playing games like Spider-man, or even watching those movies, like that or Avengers. I cannot explain why but those movies are totally stupid for me.
I like Batman movies, but not a huge fan.
I think I'm just getting old :(

When you know the big bad will be defeated and the good guys win (even with a surprise casualty or two) ruins the suspense. That's why The Watchmen was such a unique take, if you were not familiar with the graphic novel, you weren't sure how it would go.

I am still playing OldSchool Runescape 10 years later and take breaks to play a few other titles. Mainly GTA5, RDR2, etc. More story driven games as I don't have an environment to play coop games at night given family.
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« Reply #1326 on: Mon, 04 December 2023, 18:04:01 »
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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1327 on: Wed, 20 December 2023, 08:05:52 »
BG3 coop with my partner. Just wrapped up Death Stranding. I was skeptical at first, but thoroughly enjoyed the experience - would recommend!

I cannot go through this one, too boring, running around with boxes and keep falling into black oily puddles with whales...what kind of fallout came up with this idea... oh yeah, Japanese guy, why I'm not surprised... ;)

it got too boring for me too fast back when i bought it but god DAMN is it phenomenal in terms of visuals  :-*
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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1328 on: Sat, 23 December 2023, 04:40:01 »
marvel's spider man 2

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« Reply #1329 on: Sat, 23 December 2023, 14:43:30 »
I've installed Gord, will try it over the Christmas period.

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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1330 on: Tue, 09 January 2024, 07:42:44 »
I lost 768 hours of Forza Horizon 5 data (around 3 years, since the game released plus I had the highest edition and a few DLC) due to a cloud sync error (how does a company that big have such an awful way of handling user data?) and I am too salty to start all over again so I deleted the game completely and bought Gran Turismo 7 for my PS5 and it doesn't even compare. I could trick people into thinking that the replays and Scapes photos are real life (the graphics may not always look better but in Forza its super inconsistent and most of the time it just looks unpolished and like garbage, also it runs like dookie.) and the car selection is 100x better in my opinion. Also the soundtrack is way better and the races feel so much more intense. The small details and the little cut scenes and interactions for everything are so cool and theres so much information and educational content for each car and brand, the game even explains to you how the tire company Michelin came to be and all their achievements... never going back (until Horizon 6 comes out at least)
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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1331 on: Wed, 17 January 2024, 07:00:00 »
Bought the Night-Runners Demo/Prologue for $10. The game is awesome and I can already tell it's gonna change the racing game market when the full version is out. It's already better than Forza and it only has 1 playable car. What other game lets you directly change your car's CONTROL ARMS and FLOOR MATS? The graphics has visible influence from the games it references (Midnight Club, Juiced, etc) but updated to 2024 standards and it just looks amazing. The soundtrack is currently limited at what seems like 4 songs but they are all bangers and hit hard when you're doing 240 km/h in your Sannis Livisa 180RS (game's version of the Nissan Silvia 180SX).

Another cool thing is the gauges show on your screen in third person actually matching the gauges in your car, so the color and design and everything. Whatever aftermarket gauges you bolt onto your dashboard also show up in the same part with the faces matching.

Def gonna be no-life'ing this game for a while.
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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1332 on: Wed, 17 January 2024, 13:20:33 »
Bought the Night-Runners Demo/Prologue for $10. The game is awesome and I can already tell it's gonna change the racing game market when the full version is out. It's already better than Forza and it only has 1 playable car. What other game lets you directly change your car's CONTROL ARMS and FLOOR MATS? The graphics has visible influence from the games it references (Midnight Club, Juiced, etc) but updated to 2024 standards and it just looks amazing. The soundtrack is currently limited at what seems like 4 songs but they are all bangers and hit hard when you're doing 240 km/h in your Sannis Livisa 180RS (game's version of the Nissan Silvia 180SX).

Another cool thing is the gauges show on your screen in third person actually matching the gauges in your car, so the color and design and everything. Whatever aftermarket gauges you bolt onto your dashboard also show up in the same part with the faces matching.

Def gonna be no-life'ing this game for a while.

Is this more arcade than simulation? Looking at what I can find on youtube looks up my alley. I want a Sim-ish style racer (think Forza 4), open world, and car customization. I have literally no interest in driving these exotics that have taken over games like FH5.

I see it more and more where the car scene is shifting from building up what you love and everyone just lusts after stock super/hyper cars. These are engineer feats like no other and 99% of them sit in a garage and move less than a mile a year under their own power.

I want the car scene and games to focus back on grassroots. Even if you take street racing out to appease car manufactures, a story line like NFS Prostreet where the cars were cars you'd see down the street not trailered to a fancy car show. Let me start with a used stock 86, WRX, Civic, etc and put on coils/wheels/air intake, etc. Driving realistic speeds that the car would achieve, etc.
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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1333 on: Thu, 18 January 2024, 06:43:30 »
Bought the Night-Runners Demo/Prologue for $10. The game is awesome and I can already tell it's gonna change the racing game market when the full version is out. It's already better than Forza and it only has 1 playable car. What other game lets you directly change your car's CONTROL ARMS and FLOOR MATS? The graphics has visible influence from the games it references (Midnight Club, Juiced, etc) but updated to 2024 standards and it just looks amazing. The soundtrack is currently limited at what seems like 4 songs but they are all bangers and hit hard when you're doing 240 km/h in your Sannis Livisa 180RS (game's version of the Nissan Silvia 180SX).

Another cool thing is the gauges show on your screen in third person actually matching the gauges in your car, so the color and design and everything. Whatever aftermarket gauges you bolt onto your dashboard also show up in the same part with the faces matching.

Def gonna be no-life'ing this game for a while.

Is this more arcade than simulation? Looking at what I can find on youtube looks up my alley. I want a Sim-ish style racer (think Forza 4), open world, and car customization. I have literally no interest in driving these exotics that have taken over games like FH5.

I see it more and more where the car scene is shifting from building up what you love and everyone just lusts after stock super/hyper cars. These are engineer feats like no other and 99% of them sit in a garage and move less than a mile a year under their own power.

I want the car scene and games to focus back on grassroots. Even if you take street racing out to appease car manufactures, a story line like NFS Prostreet where the cars were cars you'd see down the street not trailered to a fancy car show. Let me start with a used stock 86, WRX, Civic, etc and put on coils/wheels/air intake, etc. Driving realistic speeds that the car would achieve, etc.

I dunno if its considered arcade or sim, probably more arcade im guessing? it is open world in a skyrim kind of way where there are some sections cut off with loading screens but you can still roam around. map isn't even near its full size yet since its a demo.

customization is better than any other car game I've played by far. realistic speeds are definitely there as going 180 kmh feels like you're going pretty fast and there's not really anyone going over 160 mph for the beginning of the game but it still feels like ur zooming (because even driving 160 mph irl feels much more terrifying than video games portray lol)

the one exotic that I know WILL be in the game at full release is the Porsche 911 (or korshek or whatever the game's version is)

in the full version cars will be more exclusive (gas, price, maintenance etc) so you will definitely be able to build a relationship with whatever ****box you end up with rebuilding the engine and modifying it to whatever you like. like I said there is only one car right now (well there are 2, the 180SX and the 200SX but they are nearly the same) but the AI drivers have different cars like a Chaser, GT-R etc so its not like you'll get bored of the AI cars too quickly

I personally started with a car that had an oil leak and like 280k km on it, now I'm up to over 500 horsepower and a fully customized interior with custom gauges, wheel, seats, roll cage, big ass turbocharger and underglow + full custom aero kit
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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1334 on: Thu, 18 January 2024, 09:13:17 »


I dunno if its considered arcade or sim, probably more arcade im guessing? it is open world in a skyrim kind of way where there are some sections cut off with loading screens but you can still roam around. map isn't even near its full size yet since its a demo.

customization is better than any other car game I've played by far. realistic speeds are definitely there as going 180 kmh feels like you're going pretty fast and there's not really anyone going over 160 mph for the beginning of the game but it still feels like ur zooming (because even driving 160 mph irl feels much more terrifying than video games portray lol)

the one exotic that I know WILL be in the game at full release is the Porsche 911 (or korshek or whatever the game's version is)

in the full version cars will be more exclusive (gas, price, maintenance etc) so you will definitely be able to build a relationship with whatever ****box you end up with rebuilding the engine and modifying it to whatever you like. like I said there is only one car right now (well there are 2, the 180SX and the 200SX but they are nearly the same) but the AI drivers have different cars like a Chaser, GT-R etc so its not like you'll get bored of the AI cars too quickly

I personally started with a car that had an oil leak and like 280k km on it, now I'm up to over 500 horsepower and a fully customized interior with custom gauges, wheel, seats, roll cage, big ass turbocharger and underglow + full custom aero kit
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I watched a vid on youtube and the player was rammed in the rear by the Porsche with no damage or impact physics so I also assume more arcade, which can still be fun. You really do get a sense of speed too. The gauges get a bit blurry, etc. I love the idea of maintenance, etc. I'll have to keep tabs on this game. Looks promising.
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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1335 on: Thu, 18 January 2024, 09:57:36 »


I dunno if its considered arcade or sim, probably more arcade im guessing? it is open world in a skyrim kind of way where there are some sections cut off with loading screens but you can still roam around. map isn't even near its full size yet since its a demo.

customization is better than any other car game I've played by far. realistic speeds are definitely there as going 180 kmh feels like you're going pretty fast and there's not really anyone going over 160 mph for the beginning of the game but it still feels like ur zooming (because even driving 160 mph irl feels much more terrifying than video games portray lol)

the one exotic that I know WILL be in the game at full release is the Porsche 911 (or korshek or whatever the game's version is)

in the full version cars will be more exclusive (gas, price, maintenance etc) so you will definitely be able to build a relationship with whatever ****box you end up with rebuilding the engine and modifying it to whatever you like. like I said there is only one car right now (well there are 2, the 180SX and the 200SX but they are nearly the same) but the AI drivers have different cars like a Chaser, GT-R etc so its not like you'll get bored of the AI cars too quickly

I personally started with a car that had an oil leak and like 280k km on it, now I'm up to over 500 horsepower and a fully customized interior with custom gauges, wheel, seats, roll cage, big ass turbocharger and underglow + full custom aero kit

I watched a vid on youtube and the player was rammed in the rear by the Porsche with no damage or impact physics so I also assume more arcade, which can still be fun. You really do get a sense of speed too. The gauges get a bit blurry, etc. I love the idea of maintenance, etc. I'll have to keep tabs on this game. Looks promising.
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oh yeah you crash at full speed and there's not even a scratch, since they're going for realistic maintenance and stuff in the future i assume this is a temporary thing
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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1336 on: Thu, 18 January 2024, 10:31:21 »
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oh yeah you crash at full speed and there's not even a scratch, since they're going for realistic maintenance and stuff in the future i assume this is a temporary thing

Please give me an S15 Silvia and a GC Impreza coupe and you got a deal.
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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1337 on: Thu, 18 January 2024, 11:17:45 »
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oh yeah you crash at full speed and there's not even a scratch, since they're going for realistic maintenance and stuff in the future i assume this is a temporary thing

Please give me an S15 Silvia and a GC Impreza coupe and you got a deal.

S15 is planned, already used by some AI racers. idk bout the impreza
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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1338 on: Fri, 09 February 2024, 08:30:00 »
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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1339 on: Fri, 09 February 2024, 08:39:07 »
this kind of setup makes me wanna get super into sim racing


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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1341 on: Fri, 09 February 2024, 16:50:53 »
this kind of setup makes me wanna get super into sim racing

This looks stressful.

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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1342 on: Mon, 12 February 2024, 07:34:06 »
this kind of setup makes me wanna get super into sim racing

This looks stressful.

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Not as stressfull as paying for all that hear...
You could buy a cheap fun (real)  car for less.

not these days
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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1343 on: Mon, 12 February 2024, 12:42:47 »

Not as stressfull as paying for all that hear...
You could buy a cheap fun (real)  car for less.
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not these days
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Too true. There are very little "drivers" cars that can be had for under 10k and even less if you don't want a true project. The days spending several thousand for a sporty car with 250+HP are gone.
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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1344 on: Mon, 12 February 2024, 19:41:35 »
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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1345 on: Mon, 12 February 2024, 20:43:42 »

Not as stressfull as paying for all that hear...
You could buy a cheap fun (real)  car for less.
not these days
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Too true. There are very little "drivers" cars that can be had for under 10k and even less if you don't want a true project. The days spending several thousand for a sporty car with 250+HP are gone.
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I think you under-estimate what this rig consists of and costs (see below), 10k will get you the computer and a few other bits but there's several grand in the sim rig.


First off, you don't need 250+ hp to have a seriously fun car.

Slow car fast.
Do you want to have fun at the track only or have fun all the time? Lower power lets you run through the gears on most streets and on ramps without really breaking the speed limit (or by much). It's a ton of fun on the street street or track because you're working the car for all it's worth, the car isn't doing everything for you. On the other hand, most high powered cars (Corvette/Ferrari/Lambo/McClaren/911)  is absolutely boring as heck at anything below "go directly to jail" speeds (or at risk of taking out pedestrians) and if you do take those to the track you're going to see most of them getting lapped by the cars I just mentioned. Why? It's too much car for most people, especially without training even on a track. Corvette has the lowest insurance for high performance cars, why? Because they rarely are driven fast and at normal speeds the car isn't even trying, these days even a Camry is boring at city speeds with more than enough power to get you into trouble. This was the whole concept behind the Toyota Subaru mashup, not a ton of power, but a small fun to drive car.

As someone who's been in a street/track prepped Miata, they're anything but slow or boring especially on the street or in trained hands. SCCA racers (Sports Car Club of America) were well known to drive early (new style) Minis when not racing because of the handling, most owned a Miata at some point as well (Mini was more practical). Go look at SCORE (Baja 1000, Mint, etc), they have a stock VW (vintage) bug class and those guys have an absolute blast racing (I use the term loosely) through the desert.  There's also Lemons racing and a few spinoffs where the car has to be under X amount of dollars, usually a few grand and the whole point is to have fun with cheap cars.


As for some being projects...
Every hobby is a project and while you can get many of these in pretty good condition for a decent price if you're going to do seriously hard driving (track time or not), pretty much ALL cars become projects. You're going to destroy tires, brakes, driveshafts, hit things, spin out, maybe wind up in a ditch and probably want more power/brakes/handling/traction/lighting/body kits, etc...

I'll give you that once purchased the computer is cheap to maintain and you can drive (almost) anywhere(?), but it too suffers the same fate, you're going to want bigger screens, faster CPU/GPU, newer games, updated pedals/wheel, keyboard, etc... It's not just a one and done either but it isn't a complete experience either, you're holed up in a room, not actually moving, not interacting with people face to face and not actually interacting with your surroundings and nature. You can sim drive the Tail of the Dragon as fast as you want (and not get a ticket!) but you didn't actually drive tail of the Dragon did you? You can sim drive Laguna Seca, but you didn't actually drive Laguna Seca did you. You never even left your room. To each their own, I'm not knocking the guy, just saying go touch grass.


Any 3 series BMW, late 90's or 2000's would be your best bet, maybe a Z3. Mazda Miata, Mini, Dodge Charger/Challenger (look out for under serviced engines), Ford Mustang (look out for pedestrians), Chevy Camaro. All of these can be had in decent shape for well under 10k and easily sourced. You can occasionally even find a nice though high mileage S2000 in this range. Some have well over 250hp some do not, some will kill you on insurance (Dodge), some are reliable (Miata), some literally eat parts (BMW) but all are known to be a lot of fun.

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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1346 on: Mon, 12 February 2024, 21:12:27 »
Some of my favorite cars of all-time are just small, light, and low to the ground, which makes them feel fast. It's all about that tight handling.

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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1347 on: Tue, 13 February 2024, 13:38:05 »
First off, you don't need 250+ hp to have a seriously fun car.

- Agreed. You have to create your own fun. Living in the Midwest means I don't get windy roads nor canyons to play in so a lower HP, but great handling car doesn't have many places to shine. The only way to play with a cars performance is in the occasional roundabout or merging onto the off ramp/backroad.

Slow car fast.
Do you want to have fun at the track only or have fun all the time? Lower power lets you run through the gears on most streets and on ramps without really breaking the speed limit (or by much). It's a ton of fun on the street street or track because you're working the car for all it's worth, the car isn't doing everything for you. On the other hand, most high powered cars (Corvette/Ferrari/Lambo/McClaren/911)  is absolutely boring as heck at anything below "go directly to jail" speeds (or at risk of taking out pedestrians) and if you do take those to the track you're going to see most of them getting lapped by the cars I just mentioned. Why? It's too much car for most people, especially without training even on a track. Corvette has the lowest insurance for high performance cars, why? Because they rarely are driven fast and at normal speeds the car isn't even trying, these days even a Camry is boring at city speeds with more than enough power to get you into trouble. This was the whole concept behind the Toyota Subaru mashup, not a ton of power, but a small fun to drive car.

-The cheapest BRZ I can find on CarGurus starts at 12k, but would be a solid platform. BRZs have such a cult tax associated with them. I fear they will be in the same vein as S2k, 240x, etc cars that just command a price because of what they "could be" vs what they are.

As someone who's been in a street/track prepped Miata, they're anything but slow or boring especially on the street or in trained hands. SCCA racers (Sports Car Club of America) were well known to drive early (new style) Minis when not racing because of the handling, most owned a Miata at some point as well (Mini was more practical). Go look at SCORE (Baja 1000, Mint, etc), they have a stock VW (vintage) bug class and those guys have an absolute blast racing (I use the term loosely) through the desert.  There's also Lemons racing and a few spinoffs where the car has to be under X amount of dollars, usually a few grand and the whole point is to have fun with cheap cars.

- The Miata is a track weapon, but not something that can be a every season driver in the great white north, doubly so as a parent. (NC Miata is best Miata IMO)

As for some being projects...
Every hobby is a project and while you can get many of these in pretty good condition for a decent price if you're going to do seriously hard driving (track time or not), pretty much ALL cars become projects. You're going to destroy tires, brakes, driveshafts, hit things, spin out, maybe wind up in a ditch and probably want more power/brakes/handling/traction/lighting/body kits, etc...

This is under the assumption of racing. Living in the midwest there are limited racing options. Dirt track being the most common and accessible, but there is a drift series that runs not too far away, but that's a whole other can of worms. I was speaking more in the term of a project car being the Sunday driver, nice weather car. Growing up I had a buddy whose dad had a Chevelle they bought in their late teens and has kept it to this day and only drives it when it's nice. Half the year we are covered in a mix of salt, sand, and ice so any vehicle driven during those 6 months are being sacrificed to the rust gods.

I'll give you that once purchased the computer is cheap to maintain and you can drive (almost) anywhere(?), but it too suffers the same fate, you're going to want bigger screens, faster CPU/GPU, newer games, updated pedals/wheel, keyboard, etc... It's not just a one and done either but it isn't a complete experience either, you're holed up in a room, not actually moving, not interacting with people face to face and not actually interacting with your surroundings and nature. You can sim drive the Tail of the Dragon as fast as you want (and not get a ticket!) but you didn't actually drive tail of the Dragon did you? You can sim drive Laguna Seca, but you didn't actually drive Laguna Seca did you. You never even left your room. To each their own, I'm not knocking the guy, just saying go touch grass.

-Very good point. I have looked a few times into getting into VR sim racing and my conclusion was I need around $1,000+ in sim racing hardware, another grand in VR, and more on how deep do you want to go. I use my desk for work so I cannot permanently leave my rig in place, unless I got cockpit, which then adds to the cost and footprint in my home. For that price I can put that money into my IRL car to enjoy it more (looking at you downpipe and a tune).


Any 3 series BMW, late 90's or 2000's would be your best bet, maybe a Z3. Mazda Miata, Mini, Dodge Charger/Challenger (look out for under serviced engines), Ford Mustang (look out for pedestrians), Chevy Camaro. All of these can be had in decent shape for well under 10k and easily sourced. You can occasionally even find a nice though high mileage S2000 in this range. Some have well over 250hp some do not, some will kill you on insurance (Dodge), some are reliable (Miata), some literally eat parts (BMW) but all are known to be a lot of fun.

-I was at one point looking at Z3s because there are like 3-4 2 seat coupes that are attainable for most people (Miata, Z3, MR2, and maybe a Boxter. I could be missing some). The only other car that catches my eye is a post facelift SN95 Mustang because that is one of the best looking cars ever. When I was looking for something fun with 4 doors (kids) and AWD (cuz snow), I was looking at Bajas, but that's another car that has a cult tax and decent examples start over 10k for a auto/turbo and if you can find a manual turbo you can expect closer to 15k unless it has mega miles

We are sadly in a much different era of project car than we were 5-10 years ago. I remember in 2015-2016 looking at stateside, imported R32 GTRs for 16-20k. Now you can't even look at an R32 GTR for under 30 and most are closer to 35. Hell, I looked into getting a GTST and doing an LS swap and those went from 10k to closer to 20k.
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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1348 on: Tue, 13 February 2024, 19:12:32 »
Agreed. You have to create your own fun. Living in the Midwest means I don't get windy roads nor canyons to play in so a lower HP, but great handling car doesn't have many places to shine. The only way to play with a cars performance is in the occasional roundabout or merging onto the off ramp/backroad.

I was in the midwest and was going through a set of tires every 3rd or 4th oil change... I literally drove the wheels (and wheel bearings) off my BMW.
Just gotta find those hidden gems, I used to scour Google maps to find them.


The Miata is a track weapon, but not something that can be a every season driver in the great white north, doubly so as a parent. (NC Miata is best Miata IMO)
They make hard tops and they now have hard top convertible models.

Though you should know,  a lot of light, well balanced cars are freaking scary in the snow. While late 80's/early 90's BMW 3 series are well known for being really easy to drive on the edge they're equally well known among owners for trying to kill you in ice/snow.


Half the year we are covered in a mix of salt, sand, and ice so any vehicle driven during those 6 months are being sacrificed to the rust gods.
Just part of why I left the midwest.


I was at one point looking at Z3s because there are like 3-4 2 seat coupes that are attainable for most people (Miata, Z3, MR2, and maybe a Boxter. I could be missing some). The only other car that catches my eye is a post facelift SN95 Mustang because that is one of the best looking cars ever. When I was looking for something fun with 4 doors (kids) and AWD (cuz snow), I was looking at Bajas, but that's another car that has a cult tax and decent examples start over 10k for a auto/turbo and if you can find a manual turbo you can expect closer to 15k unless it has mega miles
Honestly, I HATED my Subie.
Granted, I never did the suspension, too disappointed to bother, the handling feel was dead as could be, I literally almost slid off the road before I realized the front end lost traction in a corner and that ended any desire to bond with the car. And then it blew a head gasket, and then it did it again and took out the engine... Bye Bye. If I have to dump thousands just to make it sort of lively I'd rather just start with something else.

BTW, In a place with limited corners, an AWD car is going to make the problem worse, not better.


We are sadly in a much different era of project car than we were 5-10 years ago. I remember in 2015-2016 looking at stateside, imported R32 GTRs for 16-20k. Now you can't even look at an R32 GTR for under 30 and most are closer to 35. Hell, I looked into getting a GTST and doing an LS swap and those went from 10k to closer to 20k.
When Covid drove up new car prices it also drove up used, which also drove up classic prices.
It's starting to come down again, it will probably never go back to what it was (the same happened with Cash for Clunkers), but it should come back down quite a bit for most cars.

By my estimate it'll probably take another 3-7 years to get back to where it should be, barring any major economic changes.

If you're willing to swap, look into RX-8's, you can find them with blown engines for cheap.
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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1349 on: Wed, 14 February 2024, 06:39:44 »

Not as stressfull as paying for all that hear...
You could buy a cheap fun (real)  car for less.

not these days
[/quote]

Too true. There are very little "drivers" cars that can be had for under 10k and even less if you don't want a true project. The days spending several thousand for a sporty car with 250+HP are gone.
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you google "fun cars under $5000" and there's articles from 2014 talking about miatas, s13s, civics etc... you cant even get a car that drives for under $6000 these days most of the time
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