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Title: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 02, 2017, 07:04:28 PM
(http://grogheads.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Gus-SPLASH.jpg) (http://grogheads.com/featured-posts/16154)
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Post by: mirth on October 02, 2017, 07:05:23 PM
Ha! Love it 👍
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Post by: BanzaiCat on October 02, 2017, 07:18:44 PM
Gus? Wrote a REVIEW?!?

The world is going mad. Mad, I tell you.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: mirth on October 02, 2017, 07:27:01 PM
Just wait til you find out he reviewed OGRE.
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Post by: airboy on October 02, 2017, 07:27:31 PM
The screenshots are just amazing.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on October 02, 2017, 07:35:38 PM
Just wait til you find out he reviewed OGRE.

Put the gun down, Bennett. You want to use a knife instead.
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Post by: mirth on October 02, 2017, 07:37:42 PM
^lmao
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Post by: Gusington on October 02, 2017, 08:03:42 PM
I used to write all the time. Then family and responsibility happened. I'm trying to get back in to a groove and contribute around here.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: mirth on October 02, 2017, 08:08:33 PM
Gus, I welcome your review of OGRE.  :bd:
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on October 02, 2017, 08:09:16 PM
You know that's my nickname for it, right?
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: mirth on October 02, 2017, 08:10:13 PM
I thought it was Schlomo.
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Post by: Gusington on October 02, 2017, 08:38:24 PM
HA how the hell do you remember that?
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Post by: Sir Slash on October 02, 2017, 10:09:23 PM
A very good, if short, review Gusington. No pun intended. Enderal does look delicious but can you start the mod at any level or do you require a new Skyrim start to play?
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on October 03, 2017, 06:42:37 AM
Players start as a brand spanking new character, doesn't matter how far you have progressed in Skyrim. Think of it as an entirely new game, built from Skyrim templates and then tempered in mystical Elder Scrolls flames.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 09, 2017, 09:15:08 PM
new one today
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: mirth on October 09, 2017, 09:16:30 PM
New what? Where?
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 10, 2017, 03:57:12 AM
New what? Where?

exactly.



look down; it's Gus
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: mirth on October 10, 2017, 07:01:03 AM
eek!
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on October 10, 2017, 07:05:47 AM
I've been here the whole time. Gawd.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: mirth on October 10, 2017, 07:45:48 AM
you're lucky I didn't step on you.
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Post by: Gusington on October 10, 2017, 07:50:23 AM
Careful!
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 10, 2017, 08:07:01 AM
you're lucky I didn't step on you.

"on"?  or "in"?
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: mirth on October 10, 2017, 08:07:48 AM
either way, he's lucky
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on October 10, 2017, 08:12:04 AM
I think 'in' would be way worse.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 10, 2017, 08:15:16 AM
I think 'in' would be way worse.

especially with the heels Mirth wears
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 10, 2017, 08:17:04 AM
Unless he's a man of the cloth
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: mirth on October 10, 2017, 08:19:16 AM
Gus is a man of the sock.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on October 10, 2017, 08:22:32 AM
They can stand up by themselves, like boots.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: mirth on October 10, 2017, 08:27:07 AM
They can stand up by themselves, like boots.

Talk about Uggs
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on October 10, 2017, 08:33:14 AM
I like where this thread is going. Straight to the laundry.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 16, 2017, 06:43:12 PM
http://grogheads.com/featured-posts/16214
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on October 16, 2017, 06:49:57 PM
'Pint size playa'?
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: mirth on October 16, 2017, 06:54:18 PM
O snap
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on October 16, 2017, 06:55:23 PM
At 43 this is the first time I have been called a pint sized playa.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: mirth on October 16, 2017, 06:58:11 PM
Twon't be the last.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on October 17, 2017, 06:58:42 AM
I think it might be. I'll always be pint-sized (groan) but my days as playa are definitely 0.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: mirth on October 17, 2017, 07:06:32 AM
You still playa da gamez
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Post by: Cyrano on October 17, 2017, 07:34:08 AM
You keep using that word.  I do not think it means what you think it means....
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on October 17, 2017, 08:15:43 AM
Heh
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Post by: Sir Slash on October 17, 2017, 09:00:25 AM
Another interesting read Gus. I'm one the six people on Earth that have never played the Witcher games. But you sure do make them sound great.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on October 17, 2017, 09:08:07 AM
Thanks Slash. They are great...some days I think I enjoy Witcher 3 more than Skyrim. And I love me some Skyrim.

BTW the Game of the Year edition of Witcher 3 is available at Steam right now for 19.99...
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Sir Slash on October 17, 2017, 01:07:16 PM
I might have to give that a try. Thanks.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on October 17, 2017, 01:24:33 PM
Might??
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: bob48 on October 17, 2017, 01:26:25 PM
I have no empathy with the character in Witcher at all.

Sorry.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: mirth on October 17, 2017, 01:28:29 PM
I have no empathy with the character in Witcher at all.

Sorry.

He took a frying pan to the knee.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: bob48 on October 17, 2017, 01:31:42 PM
<nods head>
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on October 17, 2017, 01:32:29 PM
Just when you had me with Tool Bawb, now this...I thought we had something 😓
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: bob48 on October 17, 2017, 01:37:28 PM
There you go, I'm a very complex wotzname.

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Post by: Cyrano on October 17, 2017, 01:52:57 PM
@bob:  It's why I hit uninstall.
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Post by: bob48 on October 17, 2017, 01:55:00 PM
You have impeccable taste, Sir. I salute you.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on October 17, 2017, 04:22:00 PM
Knaves. Both of you. Knaves and rapscallions.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Sir Slash on October 17, 2017, 09:51:54 PM
I can empathize with this poor guy. Killing horrid monsters, sleeping with buxom babes, grabbing ton of cool loot, and wielding a big-ass sword while flying through the air doing killing moves can't be as much fun as it sounds. He probably never gets to have a day off or kicks back and watch the game on the telly while eating some good wings and a beer. And all those potions! Damn. Probably lives his whole life having to pee. And how can he even get to it in all that armor? Poor bastard. But, hey. Beats the shit out of working at 7-11.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 18, 2017, 04:35:02 AM
The first Witcher was off-putting for me because of the language. I know this came from an eastern European dev, I think, so the English was very odd. It constantly took me right out of the story. The gameplay was alright, but the dialogue was  ???.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on October 18, 2017, 07:37:09 AM
^The games are based on the books which were originally written in Polish.
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Post by: -budd- on October 18, 2017, 04:53:55 PM
Enjoy your segment Gus, keep it up. It seems i have the first two Witcher games[don't remember buying #2] Steam says i have 59 minutes into Witcher 1 but i vaguely remember something about the combat control system bothering me but don't remember what about it that put me off. Is the combat system the same in each game?

It's the month of scares you need to pull out all the stops for your next segment, and go all in on a creepy game, a spectacularly scary game >:D
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Post by: Gusington on October 18, 2017, 07:25:24 PM
^Last week I covered Darkwood! The next one out is not creepy...apologies.

The combat is different in all three games. First game is a top-down, almost isometric game. I enjoyed it a lot. The themes were the same there as in the later games. Dark, eastern European feel, lots of monster variety and bewbs.

I really wanted to like The Witcher 2 but could not figure out the combat at all. It was the game's first foray in to a first or third person point of view. I stopped playing the tutorial after getting my pale white arse handed to me repeatedly and haven't gone back. I would like to one day.

The Witcher 3, for me, is definitely the best in the series. Combat is streamlined (some say dumbed down by I like it) and the game is just bursting with dark lore. Think Skyrim done by Robert Smith.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 23, 2017, 01:12:26 PM
this week...?  well, go hit the front page to find out :)
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: -budd- on October 24, 2017, 08:11:13 PM
Medieval 2 was the last time i played a total war game. Bought 4 more, never installed, never played......but..but.. they were on sale :uglystupid2: Enjoyed the read Gus.
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Post by: Sir Slash on October 25, 2017, 09:29:20 AM
Probably close to being my all time favorite TW game and the only one I completed two Grand Campaigns to victory as Spain and Holy Roman Empire. Loved the way that gunpowder completely changed the battlefield dynamics. There's now a 'Europa Barbarorum' mod for TW2 BTW. I'm tempted.
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Post by: Gusington on October 25, 2017, 08:22:30 PM
Thank you budd.

DO IT Slash.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Sir Slash on October 26, 2017, 08:57:55 AM
But.... I'm... afraid. I'll get hooked all over again.  :-\
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Post by: Gusington on October 26, 2017, 06:27:56 PM
DO IT
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Post by: bayonetbrant on October 30, 2017, 05:08:52 PM
new this week :)
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 30, 2017, 05:31:10 PM
Where?
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 30, 2017, 05:56:24 PM
Where?

where else
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Post by: BanzaiCat on October 30, 2017, 06:21:54 PM
lol it's never NOT funnyTM
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Post by: Gusington on October 30, 2017, 08:23:36 PM
TEEHEE
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Post by: Sir Slash on October 31, 2017, 08:45:21 AM
Nice read Gus. Was that sex in a rowboat? The Witcher must have SOME talents and skills to do it in a rowboat.  ???  If they really wanted to make it scary, they could've had the babe in the rowboat turn into the wraith in black half-way through. That'd make me soil somebody else's drawers. I think I enjoy you playing this game more than I would.  ;D
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Post by: Gusington on October 31, 2017, 11:21:07 AM
I aim to please.

And yes the sex was in the row boat. Geralt is King Pimp.
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Post by: Sir Slash on October 31, 2017, 12:41:32 PM
If this boat's a rockin', don't come a gawkin'.  ^-^
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Post by: mirth on October 31, 2017, 12:43:06 PM
Witcher, lover...Geralt is all things to all people
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Post by: Gusington on October 31, 2017, 07:46:58 PM
Mostly, he's The Man.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on November 01, 2017, 04:40:15 AM
(http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/c1/c13efdf14aba952070d0ad852a07440e01e5f3e905159aa8c12f59cc0dd39dcb.jpg)
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Post by: Gusington on November 01, 2017, 07:08:09 AM
The Man.
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Post by: Sir Slash on November 01, 2017, 09:30:29 AM
Half? Seriously, just half? I guess it's tougher to be a 'Witcher' than I thought.
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Post by: Gusington on November 01, 2017, 12:16:38 PM
Have you slept with half the women you have met?
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Post by: Sir Slash on November 01, 2017, 01:50:02 PM
No, but I'm not 'The Man'. Now days, instead of sleeping with half the women I meet, I go to sleep half the time while trying to meet women.   :hide:    Maybe a 'Big-Ass' sword would help.
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Post by: mirth on November 01, 2017, 02:00:07 PM
A big ass-sword might help.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on November 06, 2017, 01:38:06 PM
new one today!
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Post by: Sir Slash on November 06, 2017, 05:33:44 PM
Enjoyed it Gus. Keep them coming.  O0
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Post by: Gusington on November 06, 2017, 06:13:04 PM
^Thank you Slash. It was a while since I have written here and the old adage is true - once you've stopped, it's difficult to get started again. But now that it's a regular thing for me, it's getting easier. I hope this leads to me writing more in general...and maybe even get started on another book.
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Post by: Sir Slash on November 06, 2017, 08:57:01 PM
"The Great Gus-bee"? Or maybe, "Little Big Man"?
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Post by: Gusington on November 07, 2017, 07:53:54 AM
^Too predictable.
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Post by: Sir Slash on November 21, 2017, 08:03:11 AM
Hey Gus. What're you playing this week?
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Post by: bayonetbrant on November 21, 2017, 08:32:35 AM
Hey Gus. What're you playing this week?

nothing with a tank in it!

(he'll be back next week)  :)
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: mirth on November 21, 2017, 08:34:42 AM
nothing with a tank in it!

wtf?
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Post by: Gusington on November 21, 2017, 08:35:02 AM
It does involve the Poles, the Teutonic Knights and the Holy Roman Empire and a lot of bloodletting to warm your cockles this cold time of year.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: mirth on November 21, 2017, 08:36:29 AM
My cockles do need warming.
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Post by: Gusington on November 21, 2017, 08:37:27 AM
See? I understand.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 21, 2017, 08:39:50 AM
My cockles do need warming.
See? I understand.

Gus can handle all kinds of cockles
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Post by: mirth on November 21, 2017, 08:47:34 AM
They don't call him Captain Cockles for nuthin'
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Post by: Gusington on November 21, 2017, 08:50:57 AM
I hope they donít call me Captain Cockles at all.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: mirth on November 21, 2017, 08:53:39 AM
Sgt Cockles?
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Post by: Gusington on November 21, 2017, 08:58:06 AM
MAJOR Cockles. Come on. Now.

😎
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Post by: mirth on November 21, 2017, 09:08:08 AM
MAJOR Cockless. Come on. Now.

😎

ftfy
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Post by: Gusington on November 21, 2017, 09:10:32 AM
Not me.
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Post by: Sir Slash on November 21, 2017, 09:26:45 PM
OK Man. You and your cockles enjoy your week off.
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Post by: Gusington on November 27, 2017, 07:58:40 AM
Cockles up!!

BB - in the forums the link to the newest Whatís Gus Playing is incorrect/doesnít work.

Also in the intro text to the newest Whatís Gus Playing the url for the link to the Stainless Steel page was left out.
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Post by: mirth on November 27, 2017, 08:01:17 AM
Shabby. Very shabby :P
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Post by: bayonetbrant on November 27, 2017, 08:21:22 AM
BB - in the forums the link to the newest Whatís Gus Playing is incorrect/doesnít work.

For some reason, the top link in the RSS feed from the front page doesn't seem to want to work.  Not sure why, but watch when the next article is published, the RSS feed link to "What's Gus Playing" will work once it moves to the second position.

I'll get the tech support department on it right away.


Also in the intro text to the newest Whatís Gus Playing the url for the link to the Stainless Steel page was left out.

Fixing now.  Sorry.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 27, 2017, 08:21:54 AM
Shabby. Very shabby :P

I'll get tech support right on it...
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Post by: mirth on November 27, 2017, 08:22:20 AM
I'll get the tech support department on it right away.

Have you tried turning it off and on again?
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Post by: bayonetbrant on November 27, 2017, 08:49:50 AM
I'll get the tech support department on it right away.

Have you tried turning it off and on again?

I have no desire to ever 'turn on' our tech support
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Post by: Gusington on November 27, 2017, 08:51:29 AM
And to think just one page ago mirthís cockles were all the rage.
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Post by: mirth on November 27, 2017, 08:52:55 AM
They still are.
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Post by: Sir Slash on November 27, 2017, 09:15:35 AM
Cockles are hard to get working on a Monday after a major holiday. They're usually hung-over and broke after spending all their money on gaming sales and hookers. Cut them some slack. They are no worse than the broke and hung-over garbage collectors that don't show-up on Mondays until about Tuesday.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on November 27, 2017, 11:54:03 AM
What about the gaming hookers?
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: mirth on November 27, 2017, 11:57:09 AM
The minis game we played on Saturday had hookers. The game actually has rules for them. No joke.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on November 27, 2017, 11:59:58 AM
You are playing the correct games.
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Post by: Sir Slash on November 27, 2017, 02:31:05 PM
Hookers have no rules. They do however have guidelines they adhere to..... for a price.
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Post by: Martok on November 28, 2017, 09:58:52 PM
Gus, reading your most recent entry just makes me wish CA would make Medieval 3 already.  Dang it! 




And to think just one page ago mirthís cockles were all the rage.
They still are.

Not sure I want to hear about mirth's raging cockles...  :o 

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Post by: Gusington on November 29, 2017, 07:10:47 AM
^Of course you do...donít even try to resist mirthís cockles of rage.

Itís just a matter of time until Medieval 3 TW. It might be a few years but it, or some variation of it, is imminent.

Get a copy of Medieval 2 in the meantime and mod it. At 10+ years old it is still really engrossing.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Martok on November 29, 2017, 10:57:31 PM
Itís just a matter of time until Medieval 3 TW. It might be a few years but it, or some variation of it, is imminent.

I know, and I'm not really complaining.  I'm actually downright giddy for CA's first "Sagas" title Thrones of Britannia; it will at least partially slake my thirst for a new game set in the period. 

Still, I'd be lying if I said I didn't still desperately yearn for a brand-new Medieval "Eras" title: with the epic Grand Campaign we so love, a wondrously huge map stretching from Dublin to Baghdad, and with all the excellent improvements & refinements CA has added to the series these last few years.  The entire studio seems to have collectively taken a level in badass (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TookALevelInBadass) with the Warhammer games, and I would dearly love to see them give the same treatment to a new historical game set in medieval Europe/Asia/Africa. 



Get a copy of Medieval 2 in the meantime and mod it. At 10+ years old it is still really engrossing.

My impression of Medieval 2 was that it suffered two of the same problems as Rome 1 (a game everyone here knows I hate with the fire of a thousand suns): brain-dead AI, and far too many siege battles (even compared to the other games in the franchise).  What say you? 

Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on November 30, 2017, 07:45:17 AM
The Stainless Steel mod actually improves the AI. Itís not a Clausewitz level braintrust, but it does perform some admirable feats on the campaign map. Not as much tactically, but every now and then it will surprise you there as well.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on December 04, 2017, 04:08:06 PM
And.... we're finally new for this week :)
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Post by: Martok on December 04, 2017, 05:24:08 PM
Nice.  I'm honestly almost tempted to go and pick up Medieval 2 after reading this most recent entry.  (Not for $24.99, though; will wait for it to go on sale.) 
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Sir Slash on December 04, 2017, 05:39:47 PM
Very nice write-up Gus. Poland is a tough faction to play, right in the middle of it all. Give yourself extra points for courage to play it.  :clap:
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on December 04, 2017, 06:30:22 PM
^You are too kind. It is tough but a great east/west faction...pulled between the two. I have further got my ass kicked btw, which I will cover in a future write-up. Next week's installment covers a new game :)
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Sir Slash on December 05, 2017, 09:35:48 AM
Just out of curiosity Gus, how do you handle those damned, annoying Papal Inquisitors that wander around all over in this game? Those things are worse than a case of the crabs.  :pullhair:
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on December 05, 2017, 11:18:05 AM
I have a core group of assassins who are highly skilled.
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Post by: Sir Slash on December 05, 2017, 11:20:20 AM
Very good.  O0  I used that myself but it's dangerous to piss-off the Pope.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on December 05, 2017, 12:34:03 PM
I was going bug nutty with my assassins and pissed off Hungary and they declared war. Then Novgorod jumped in as I was now a target of opportunity. Then during last nightís session Venice jumped in too! But I stymied their plans by obliterating their army 👍

Martok - I may have spoke too soon about Stainless Steelís tactical AI. During several siege battles last night here I was defending, I witnessed the attacking force split their army and try to take my city from multiple points on the tactical map, in attempt to divide my defending force.

It failed, multiple times, but still...good show.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Martok on December 05, 2017, 06:54:29 PM
Just out of curiosity Gus, how do you handle those damned, annoying Papal Inquisitors that wander around all over in this game? Those things are worse than a case of the crabs.  :pullhair:

Ugh.  Inquisitors shouldn't even be in the damn series; they're just too powerful.  A neat idea in concept, but they never worked very well when implemented -- or rather, they worked a little *too* well.  I hope that in Medieval 3, they're left out entirely. 




Martok - I may have spoke too soon about Stainless Steelís tactical AI. During several siege battles last night here I was defending, I witnessed the attacking force split their army and try to take my city from multiple points on the tactical map, in attempt to divide my defending force.

It failed, multiple times, but still...good show.

Thanks Gus, I appreciate the info.  Trying to take a city at multiple points is indeed an improvement. 

I did go ahead and add Medieval II (plus the Kingdoms expansion) to my Steam wishlist.  Plan to pick it up during the late/post-holiday sale.  :crazy2: 
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Post by: Gusington on December 05, 2017, 07:04:57 PM
^I think this is wise :)
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Post by: bayonetbrant on December 11, 2017, 06:26:40 AM
Pike & Shot!
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Post by: CJReich46 on December 13, 2017, 07:12:48 PM
Pike & Shot!
Huzzah!!

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Post by: Gusington on December 13, 2017, 08:15:01 PM
^why thank you. Love me some P&S 🤓
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 18, 2017, 08:04:38 AM
http://grogheads.com/featured-posts/17083
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on December 22, 2017, 03:33:09 PM
No one cares :(
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: BanzaiCat on December 22, 2017, 03:43:02 PM
The correct answer is, "himself"
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on December 22, 2017, 03:44:48 PM
"playing with"
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 22, 2017, 05:05:28 PM
No one cares :(

welcome to my world
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Sir Slash on December 23, 2017, 08:57:23 AM
I care. Just not about.... nevermind. Great article Gus. Maybe you can get your Pike & Shot army to come-over and help you out in Poland. Just a thought.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Martok on December 23, 2017, 11:15:08 AM
I care. Just not about.... nevermind. Great article Gus. Maybe you can get your Pike & Shot army to come-over and help you out in Poland. Just a thought.

Ha! 

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Post by: Gusington on December 23, 2017, 01:41:48 PM
There's an idea in there somewhere.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on December 25, 2017, 06:14:50 PM
it's late but it's there for today
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on December 25, 2017, 07:47:00 PM
Itís the same one as last week...I sent you another one on ASSCREED: Rogue.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on December 25, 2017, 08:43:40 PM
*chuckle*

"asscreed"
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Post by: Gusington on December 25, 2017, 09:06:16 PM
ASSCREED!

Love it.
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Post by: Martok on December 25, 2017, 11:19:27 PM
Still better than AssBro. 
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Sir Slash on December 27, 2017, 08:07:25 AM
Or the ganstah version, AssHo. "You Ho's want sum creed or what"?
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on December 27, 2017, 08:10:36 AM
 :-[
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Sir Slash on December 27, 2017, 10:53:46 AM
When you going to do a "Gus plays Total War Warhammer"? Cause I just started it and I could use some tips-- bad or good.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on December 27, 2017, 12:24:10 PM
Can I be honest with you? I fired it up a few days ago and was just Ďthis leaves me cold.í I was set to really dig in but just could not get excited. I think that once I actually start playing that may change. I am going to try work it in to my current Viking gaming and reading kick and play as Norsca as my first faction but from afar TW Warhammer doesnít moisten the old loins the way the historical games do. Iím hoping that actually starting a campaign changes that. Iím also very curious about the Mortal Empires campaign but donít wanna drop the cash if I wind up hating it.

Clearly I have given this some thought...too much :/
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Sir Slash on December 27, 2017, 01:16:28 PM
Barely scratched the surface myself, Dwarves for an 'easy' intro. Close enough to previous titles to play without a lot of new stuff to learn but just a more fantasy take on things. I think the real difference will be the 'evil' factions able to recruit monsters and spreading corruption and chaos. So far the Advisory Tips are very helpful at easing you into the new stuff.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Martok on December 28, 2017, 04:04:13 PM
Can I be honest with you? I fired it up a few days ago and was just Ďthis leaves me cold.í I was set to really dig in but just could not get excited. I think that once I actually start playing that may change. I am going to try work it in to my current Viking gaming and reading kick and play as Norsca as my first faction but from afar TW Warhammer doesnít moisten the old loins the way the historical games do. Iím hoping that actually starting a campaign changes that. Iím also very curious about the Mortal Empires campaign but donít wanna drop the cash if I wind up hating it.

Clearly I have given this some thought...too much :/

I think your self-assessment is pretty spot-on, Gus -- both in that you're over-thinking things, but also in that you'll start to enjoy the game if you simply dive in and actually start playing it. 


A bit of advice:  Ignore all the hype, and set aside your expectations; that's what I did.  I fear you may be under the burden of trying to force yourself to like a game just because so many others (including myself) have lavished praise on it.  Don't place yourself under that burden. 

Just play the game, and take it as it is.  You'll either enjoy it, or you won't.  I suspect you will, but that won't happen if you're pressuring yourself (consciously or unconsciously) to do so.  :) 
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on December 28, 2017, 04:42:51 PM
^Is...is that the smell of reason? We can't have that here.
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Post by: mirth on December 28, 2017, 04:53:51 PM
No we cannot!
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Post by: Sir Slash on December 28, 2017, 05:24:41 PM
No. That's my new cologne, Au-De-Sen-Sible. By J.C. Penny.  :clap:
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: trailrunner on December 28, 2017, 05:43:49 PM
No. That's my new cologne, Au-De-Sen-Sible. By J.C. Penny.  :clap:

Are you sure it's not from J. C. Whitney?
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: BanzaiCat on December 28, 2017, 05:56:53 PM
"You Ho's want sum creed or what"?

Creed?

(http://a.fod4.com/misc/Creed%20taliban.gif)
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on December 28, 2017, 06:58:51 PM
 :-[
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 08, 2018, 11:41:45 AM
http://grogheads.com/featured-posts/17176
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Martok on January 08, 2018, 12:22:48 PM
Nice alliteration at the top.  O0 


Man, Hellblade definitely looks/sounds like it's an...interesting game.  Not sure if it's for me, but it's fascinating reading your take on it, Gus
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Post by: Gusington on January 08, 2018, 12:45:40 PM
Thanks Martok. l know a lot of guys here enjoy Celtic/Viking/Druid history. And clearly thatís a huge component of Hellblade. But an equally big part of it is the psychogical side and I am not sure how many would enjoy that aspect. It is very disturbing. Plus it is very unforgiving and dfficult. It does keep drawing me back though. Other similarly themed games seem cartoony by comparison. Very dark stuff.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Sir Slash on January 08, 2018, 02:00:37 PM
I didn't think the Bomb-Cyclone could slow down our Gus. He plays for us through thick and thin. Great write-up but this game's clearly not for me. If I want dark and disturbing, I'll clean out my bedroom closet. Thanks for taking the trip for us Gus.
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Post by: Gusington on January 08, 2018, 05:01:45 PM
Thatís why they pay me the big bucks. Pains me to say it but if you think just my quick write up is too much for you...definitely stay away. Looking forward to what Ninja Theory is doing next, though. Hellblade is pretty much a dark, kick ass masterpiece.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 08, 2018, 05:03:47 PM
Gus (or anyone else interested), you might check out The Suffering. It's on GOG right now and is a terrific horror-themed game, though by now it's a bit dated. I reviewed it back at WG.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on January 08, 2018, 05:04:57 PM
I remember that title...
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 08, 2018, 05:07:38 PM
Pics are gone, but here's the link: http://www.wargamer.com/reviews/the-suffering/

Also a video:



The really cool thing about this is, you can guide the character to make decisions that determined whether or not you were truly guilty of the crime you were put away for.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Emeraldlis on January 10, 2018, 05:16:31 PM
I really liked the article Gus  O0 I'm definitely into that kind of history in the game. The game is probably a head trip that I'd sooner not take though! But I can appreciate the game designers trying to get us to see a different, interesting point of view. I'd love to have a try of a similar game, that's just not so trippy. I thought the length of the article was great :) But that's just me, these days I seem to only have the patience for short and snappy articles. I'm sure other guys around here don't mind reading much longer articles :) And to be honest, on a good day, when I can concentrate, I like reading the longer articles too  O0

I enjoyed the read though :) Great review  O0
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on January 10, 2018, 06:47:57 PM
Thanks! Itís definitely Trippy, in a very dark way.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 15, 2018, 07:08:55 PM
OK, it's out there - I'm running out of alliterative ideas...
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Sir Slash on January 16, 2018, 08:12:18 AM
Very nice Gus. That Vikings reminds me a lot of Pillars of Eternity, the look is similar. Enjoyed the article.
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Post by: Gusington on January 16, 2018, 08:25:12 AM
Thanks Slash. Expedition: Vikings compared to Pillars of Eternity...never really thought of that. I suppose they are kinda similar. Combat is better in Pillars, I have to say.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Sir Slash on January 16, 2018, 08:27:35 AM
The look was similar but it also looked like Diablo too. Anyway it's nice to see some of the games I never got around to trying out.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on January 16, 2018, 08:29:05 AM
The Diablo looking one is Viking: Wolves of Midgard.
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Post by: Emeraldlis on January 22, 2018, 01:51:51 PM
Enjoyed the read Gus  O0 it's great to see all the screen shots as well. And I like viking history :)
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on January 22, 2018, 01:52:56 PM
Thanks Emeraldlis!
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Post by: Emeraldlis on January 22, 2018, 02:33:38 PM
Thanks Emeraldlis!


You're welcome  O0
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Post by: bayonetbrant on January 22, 2018, 06:43:32 PM
Gus talks tanks
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 29, 2018, 11:28:54 AM
This week, Gus is winging it
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Sir Slash on January 30, 2018, 09:38:10 AM
Just as long as he doesn't become an 'Albatross' around our neck.  ;D   Nice write-up. I never played this one. What kind of missions do you get? And does Snoopy make a cameo?
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on January 30, 2018, 10:07:46 AM
Thereís patrol missions, bombing runs, and strafing attacks. Some missions, although rare, even involve naval targets - those were my favorite.
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Post by: Sir Slash on January 30, 2018, 11:02:17 AM
Very cool.  :bd:
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Post by: Gusington on January 30, 2018, 11:37:40 AM
On sale you can get it for about 5 dollah, well worth it.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on February 06, 2018, 12:14:16 PM
a day late, but not a dollar, uh...  'short'

http://grogheads.com/featured-posts/17366
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Post by: mirth on February 06, 2018, 12:15:07 PM
Quote
The diminutive duke of disaster dishes on danger in the Dolomites


 :2funny:
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Post by: Gusington on February 06, 2018, 12:22:00 PM
I like it too.
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Post by: JasonPratt on February 07, 2018, 07:08:51 AM
Man, this game seems pretty NSFW...

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Post by: Gusington on February 07, 2018, 07:53:42 AM
And imagine...that's just the trailer.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Sir Slash on February 07, 2018, 09:26:15 AM
Nice read Gus. I maybe worse at FPS' than Flight Sims but not by much. I loved the Medal of Honor series on the old PS2 back in the day. So, I'm assuming that your using a game controller to play this?
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on February 07, 2018, 12:17:05 PM
No! Mouse and keyboard. Like a man!
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Sir Slash on February 07, 2018, 12:44:19 PM
Damn! A FPS with mouse and keyboard? I was able to play Skyrim that way but I didn't think other FPS' would work like that. And it handled OK for you? Maybe I need to look at some of those games again.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on February 08, 2018, 06:42:10 AM
Yeah - I also played 200+ hours of Skyrim with a mouse and keyboard. I donít like gamepads.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on February 13, 2018, 09:08:19 AM
Warhammer today
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Post by: Sir Slash on February 13, 2018, 09:31:59 AM
Ork Boyz approve of dis mess-sage! 'Cep it needs mor BLOOD!
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on February 13, 2018, 05:23:38 PM
I actually have the Blood for the Blood God DLC installed. Not enough?
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Sir Slash on February 13, 2018, 05:26:30 PM
Never enough for 'Da Boyz'.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on February 13, 2018, 07:02:28 PM
You frighten me.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Sir Slash on February 14, 2018, 09:01:23 AM
What's frightening to me is how good the AI is in this game. It 'reacts' to my moves and doesn't do stupid things like leave it's armies tied to it's cities or build masses of cheap Butterfly units for me to walk all over. It's trying to beat me Dammit! And it does most times.  :hide:
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on February 14, 2018, 07:43:00 PM
I learned that the hard way.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 26, 2018, 01:40:38 PM
he's baaaaa-aaack
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on February 26, 2018, 01:44:32 PM
I never left.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: mirth on February 26, 2018, 01:49:59 PM
He lost you in the couch cushions.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on February 26, 2018, 05:18:33 PM
It happens.
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Post by: mirth on February 26, 2018, 05:21:03 PM
At least you made it out this time.
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Post by: Gusington on February 26, 2018, 05:21:19 PM
That's what your mom said.
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Post by: Sir Slash on February 27, 2018, 10:05:24 AM
I got lost in the couch cushions one night. I couldn't tell the difference. Sad part was neither could she. ::)    Anyway.... Too bad about he loss Gus but Norsica's supposed to be tough to play. I want to do an 'Empire' campaign too but I'm still plugging away as the Dwarves. And after trying out the Radious mod, I definitely favor vanilla over it. Radious leads to too much of a 'Bum Rush' from all the factions with huge armies too early. Vanilla is more-better paced. Great game and no shame in the loss-- I've been there.
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Post by: Gusington on February 27, 2018, 11:33:06 AM
^Thanks breh :)

Prefer vanilla over Radious in this case, eh? Inconceivable.

It's either Empire or Dwarves for me next. Difficult to decide.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: mirth on February 27, 2018, 11:35:30 AM
It's either Empire or Dwarves for me next. Difficult to decide.

Really?
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Post by: Sir Slash on February 27, 2018, 12:59:58 PM
The Dwarves are a grumpy group. Probably need more fiber.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: mirth on February 27, 2018, 01:01:24 PM
Store clerks really need to stop putting the Metamucil on the top shelf.
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Post by: Sir Slash on February 27, 2018, 05:29:39 PM
 :2funny:
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 05, 2018, 12:04:01 PM
http://grogheads.com/featured-posts/17553
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: mirth on March 05, 2018, 12:09:29 PM
Quote
Our bite-size bald battler blasts baddies

Brilliant!  :2funny:
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 06, 2018, 07:51:32 AM
I read that one wrong.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on March 07, 2018, 12:25:14 PM
Maybe not.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: mirth on March 12, 2018, 12:18:19 PM
I bought CoD: Infinite Warfare over the weekend for Xbox One (don't hate me Gus).
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on March 12, 2018, 12:44:14 PM
Why XBox?
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: mirth on March 12, 2018, 12:55:46 PM
Because I own an Xbox and like to play games on it.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on March 12, 2018, 01:07:28 PM
Do you not own a pc and like to play games on it?
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: mirth on March 12, 2018, 01:12:05 PM
I do and it depends on the game.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on March 12, 2018, 01:18:22 PM
Alrighty then.

IW, along with Titanfall 2, Endless Space 2 and the upcoming Battletech have reawakened a long dormant love for military sci fi for me.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 12, 2018, 01:46:28 PM
http://grogheads.com/featured-posts/17578
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: mirth on March 12, 2018, 01:47:14 PM
Sassy!
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 19, 2018, 11:41:06 AM
COD:IW again this week.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on April 02, 2018, 08:13:24 AM
New today
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: mirth on April 02, 2018, 09:36:08 AM
Seemed a little short
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Post by: Sir Slash on April 02, 2018, 09:46:58 AM
But stout!
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 02, 2018, 11:05:05 AM
Yes, Gus is a teapot
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: mirth on April 02, 2018, 11:06:13 AM
Stay away from his spout.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on April 02, 2018, 11:07:40 AM
Buy House of the Dying Sun, knaves.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: mirth on April 02, 2018, 11:08:18 AM
You tell us to buy every game.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on April 02, 2018, 11:10:35 AM
And you do, so...continue.

Really though if you see it for ~10.00 get it.

One exception: DO NOT buy Lords of the Fallen.

I suppose it seems like I am always recommending purchases because I donít write up shit I hate. Maybe I should start?
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: mirth on April 02, 2018, 11:11:52 AM
I was just bustin yer ballz
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on April 02, 2018, 11:13:01 AM
But wouldnít ĎShit Gus Hatesí be a good idea?
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: mirth on April 02, 2018, 11:13:44 AM
Would be a source for a lot of material
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on April 02, 2018, 11:16:37 AM
The best part of Angry Joeís video empire is when he goes off on an insane hate filled rant.
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Post by: mirth on April 02, 2018, 11:24:56 AM
I would definitely watch Angry Gus.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on April 02, 2018, 11:30:37 AM
See!! Maybe I need to project more, not less, hate fueled angst. But there is the danger of becoming just another angry dwarf. Too late, I suppose.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Sir Slash on April 02, 2018, 12:27:50 PM
What Gus Hates would be better than, "Things That Neither Moisten nor Dehydrate Gus' Loins". I don't think you have the 'Rant' gene in you except for when it snows.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on April 02, 2018, 12:35:18 PM
Hmm perhaps youíre right. How about ĎWhat Leaves Gus Nonplussedí - that has a ring to it.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: mirth on April 02, 2018, 12:42:36 PM
Drop the L from Nonplussed and you might be on to something.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on April 02, 2018, 12:52:05 PM
Donít forget your Mom.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: mirth on April 02, 2018, 01:13:29 PM
She says you need to work on your anger.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on April 02, 2018, 01:15:13 PM
She told me she liked me angry.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: mirth on April 02, 2018, 01:16:39 PM
That was her attempt to manage your rage.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on April 02, 2018, 01:31:32 PM
She failed. Again.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: mirth on April 02, 2018, 01:34:08 PM
Give Mom a break. She's been dead for 44 years.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on April 02, 2018, 01:43:48 PM
Ok ok, but just this once.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: mirth on April 02, 2018, 01:45:45 PM
You're a helluva guy. I don't care what Brant says.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on April 02, 2018, 04:30:10 PM
Pfft...take a number.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Jarhead0331 on April 03, 2018, 09:14:12 AM
With respect to House of a Dying Sun, wouldn't you want to eliminate your enemies WITH prejudice, as opposed to "without" prejudice...it could be argued in fact, that those who assassinated your emperor should be eliminated with EXTREME prejudice.

Just sayin'.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on April 03, 2018, 12:45:36 PM
Hmm...probably. You know...Iím not sure. Maybe?
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 16, 2018, 09:23:43 PM
Gus is finally back this week.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Sir Slash on April 17, 2018, 09:51:45 AM
Very nice write-up. Looks like fun. Needs Cyclons I'm thinking.  ;D
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on April 17, 2018, 11:24:40 AM
Needs me to play more. Like a lot more. Endless Space 2 could be one of those games where I could sink 1000+ hours in.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: BanzaiCat on April 18, 2018, 04:47:03 AM
Very nice write-up. Looks like fun. Needs Cyclons I'm thinking.  ;D

Maybe some more of them there Poker-mans the kids are all raving about these days, eh?
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Sir Slash on April 18, 2018, 09:39:42 AM
"So Say We All"!
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 23, 2018, 05:43:00 AM
http://grogheads.com/featured-posts/18214
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 30, 2018, 07:08:53 AM
http://grogheads.com/featured-posts/18254
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Sir Slash on April 30, 2018, 09:08:31 AM
Great review Gus. The game looks as good as a free steak dinner. Any weather effects in the game?
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on April 30, 2018, 11:17:56 AM
No weather effects but there are most definitely terrain effects.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 14, 2018, 02:08:34 PM
More Gus today
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Sir Slash on May 15, 2018, 08:07:38 AM
That was a real 'Glorious' write-up Gus.  :2funny:  In the campaigns, if you beat an opposing army does their army next battle have fewer men, more disruption, or lower morale or anything like that?
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on May 15, 2018, 12:08:47 PM
Yes - and in the Alexander campaign I just finished, I was able to field troops from the civ I just beat against my next opponent in the scenario, similarly to how Alexander absorbed troops from his conquered provinces.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 21, 2018, 03:12:22 PM
Gus goes Ancient...  finds Windi in the game
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on May 21, 2018, 07:07:52 PM
None of the subject matter is that old(e).
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 04, 2018, 03:11:31 PM
GUS LIKES ASScreed
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Sir Slash on June 05, 2018, 08:12:10 AM
Who doesn't? Well, in certain cases..... never mind. Loved the pics Gus, that game looks like fun. Do you need to have a 'mummy' to play?  :2funny:
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on June 05, 2018, 03:55:13 PM
It doesn't hurt...your ass.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 11, 2018, 08:01:31 AM
Gus gets gassed his ass completely kicked from one end of the desert to the other and completely, totally, 100% in the commonly-used exercise meaning of being completely worn out after 30 minutes of non-stop wind-sprints followed by a bunch of burpees followed by more wind-sprints (which we won't call "suicides" so our resident misogynists, racists, and/or spring-loaded-backlash-enthusiasts don't overthink it and further accuse a stray innocent remark as belying a barely-hidden agenda despite their own continual deep personal insults of, and continual baiting actions towards those that fail to conform to their personal worldview of the One True Lifestyleô in one of the most classic cases of whataboutism misdirection)

http://grogheads.com/featured-posts/18536
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: MikeGER on June 11, 2018, 08:32:25 AM
Gus gets gassed

http://grogheads.com/featured-posts/18536

so Jewish author gets gassed   ...really?

what a cheap way of attention whoring with a tasteless shock effect for a click or two for the mythical frontpage

yeah, i know mocking between plankowners of Grogheads and all,
but nevertheless maybe  this a post from the editor of Grogheads the all soooo sensitive RPS website likes to comment next ÖGrogheads in the news again ^-^

btw, speaking about double standards  ::)   
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 11, 2018, 08:45:22 AM
there, that should fix it
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: mirth on June 11, 2018, 08:48:32 AM
much better!
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on June 11, 2018, 08:51:16 AM
Oy vey. Never even crossed my mind.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 25, 2018, 05:05:17 AM
Gus continues his own "Origins" trip this week
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 02, 2018, 05:23:17 PM
(http://grogheads.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Gus-TW-WH2-2-SPLASH.jpg) (http://grogheads.com/featured-posts/19355)
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 09, 2018, 08:51:51 PM
Gus gets witchy...
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on July 10, 2018, 05:31:53 AM
^Let me just add that Blood and Wine is many times more difficult than the main story of Witcher 3. I rage quit last night in Blood and Wine after repeated ass whuppings and that never happened in the main game. The story is so good though that I must return.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 16, 2018, 06:01:06 PM
http://grogheads.com/featured-posts/19417
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Sir Slash on July 16, 2018, 09:16:49 PM
Nice write-up Gus. This campaign looks good. Who's that other Tomb King you're fighting, Napoleon Bony-part?  :DD
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on July 17, 2018, 08:18:20 AM
Thatís actually one of my porn names.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Sir Slash on July 17, 2018, 12:15:45 PM
Pole Dancing?
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on July 17, 2018, 12:16:49 PM
Dick Rickulous too.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Sir Slash on July 17, 2018, 12:27:25 PM
The girls used to call me, Peter the GRRRREATTT! Not sure if it was a Frosted Flakes thing or what.
Title: Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
Post by: Gusington on July 17, 2018, 01:04:13 PM
What do they call you now?