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#126 carlsson OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:10 AM

At least you can say you're in with the hip, playing the absolute most popular (*) video games.

 

(*) At least around here.



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Posted Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:47 AM

i've been travelling and working away from home, so it's been too crazy to get any kind of times written down for my Switch.   I should be back in form for this week :)



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Posted Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:37 PM

i've been travelling and working away from home, so it's been too crazy to get any kind of times written down for my Switch.   I should be back in form for this week :)


If you have a smart device (phone, tablet, etc.) you could always download the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app and let that do the tracking for you. It rounds play times to the nearest 5 minutes but it would save you the trouble of writing your times down when you're on the go. I've been using it for the last 3 weeks and it works really well. I just leave all the parental controls features except for play time tracking shut off so it serves as an automatic gaming time tracker that I check at the end of the week to get my times for the week. :)

Edited by Jin, Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:41 PM.


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Posted Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:00 AM

Oh cool! I'll check that out :-)

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Posted Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:34 AM

So the parental controls has a setting which lets your kids play unlimited amounts of time, but afterwards you are able to confront them about exactly how much time they wasted on video games instead of doing homework? :-D 



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Posted Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:31 AM

So the parental controls has a setting which lets your kids play unlimited amounts of time, but afterwards you are able to confront them about exactly how much time they wasted on video games instead of doing homework? :-D


Yeah, if you want I suppose. :lol: It does let you restrict the amount of time that can be played per day and the content rating levels of the games played, but I just leave both of those features shut off so all it does is track play time. The only annoying thing is that it sends a notification to my tablet any time I download new software to the Switch, but it's a small price to pay for having my modern gaming time tracked automatically. :)

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Posted Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:12 AM

I've been playing Final Fantasy 7 since Tuesday, so my Modern gaming time is complete for the week.

 

Switch:

 

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild -- 1467 minutes

Tetris 99 -- 136 minutes



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Posted Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:31 PM

Here are my times for this past week (March 25th through 31st) on modern systems...

 

Browser based:

Google Pac-Man Doodle - 18 min.

 

The only modern game I played this week was the Google Pac-Man doodle which is quite true to the Arcade original, but has a completely different maze.



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Posted Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:15 PM

XB1

 

Wolfenstein: The New Order (640 min)

 

Got some gaming in this week, continuing my Wolfenstein game. Fun game, it has it's tough points that have, um, extended my gameplay a tad. :)



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Skyrim SE (PC) 2159 mins

 

Dragon-White-Feathers with his wife, Blue-Scale with their ''dog'' Green-Lizard-Dog.png

 

So I started messing around with the CK to change the appearance of my character's wife and to rename her. Why didn't I think of that when I downloaded the NPC mod for her. I really should have just made myself a custom character in the CK. I also downloaded a nix hound mod for the "dog" but it doesn't really look like one (more like a lizard than a bug (like what nix hounds are in lore) thus the name).

 

Player name: Dragon-White-Feathers

Player's wife's name: Blue-Scale

lizard dog's name: Green-Lizard-Dog



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Posted Mon Apr 1, 2019 1:45 AM

XB1

 

Wolfenstein: The New Order (640 min)

 

Got some gaming in this week, continuing my Wolfenstein game. Fun game, it has it's tough points that have, um, extended my gameplay a tad. :)

Not to spoil anything but the ending in this game was the only game that ever made me tear up at the end. Though I don't remember if this game had multiple endings or not...



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Posted Mon Apr 1, 2019 5:38 AM

A big week for gaming around here this past week, with my household's times relatively evenly split between modern and classic games. :)


Ineligible

Alex Kidd in Miracle World (Sega Master System) - 50 minutes

Alien 3 (Sega Genesis) - 343 minutes

Alien 3 (Sega Master System) - 18 minutes
Aztec Adventure (Sega Master System) - 22 minutes
Bram Stoker's Dracula (Sega Master System) - 4 minutes

Doom (PlayStation) - 182 minutes

Ecco the Dolphin (Sega Master System) - 17 minutes
Hogan's Alley (NES) - 15 minutes

Master of Darkness (Sega Master System) - 55 minutes
Mechanized Attack (NES) - 57 minutes

Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (Sega Genesis, emulated on Nintendo Wii) - 74 minutes

Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (Sega Master System) - 28 minutes
Mortal Kombat (Sega Master System) - 23 minutes
Rad Racer (NES) - 8 minutes

Sonic the Hedgehog (Sega Genesis, played on Genesis 6-Pak) - 140 minutes

Nintendo Switch
DOOM - 135 minutes
Dust: An Elysian Tail - 750 minutes

 

 

Total Video Game Play Time This Week
1,921 minutes (32 hours 1 minute) [885 minutes eligible]

Individual System Play Times This Week
Nintendo Switch: 885 minutes
Sega Genesis: 557 minutes
Sega Master System: 217 minutes
PlayStation: 182 minutes
NES: 80 minutes

 

 

 

The big game for me this past week was Dust: An Elysian Tail on the Switch, which I absolutely loved and did a full play through of with 112% completion (which is everything that can be done in the game with the exception of getting a 4 star rank in the game's 5 bonus challenge levels). I rarely ever go for 100% completion in a game, but Dust just captured my heart like few games ever have. As far as Metroidvania genre games go I can't think of a more perfect game than Dust, including Metroid and Castlevania series games themselves! It was challenging without being unfairly difficult, had some of the most beautiful hand drawn animation I've ever seen in a game, and a big cast of wonderful and memorable voice acted characters that carried the story brilliantly. Dust: An Elysian Tail has definitely earned a spot on my list of all time favorite video games. 

 

Other than Dust, I also did a complete play through of Mechanized Attack on the NES (and managed to beat it using the NES Zapper light gun, though only after putting a band-aid on my trigger finger to cover the blister that started forming halfway through the game from the constant trigger pulling) and played a whole slew of Sega Genesis and Master System games as well this past week. The misses and I did full play throughs of Alien 3 and and the original Sonic the Hedgehog on the Genesis together, trading off the controller between levels, then we just sampled an assortment of Genesis and Master System games we were curious about via emulation on the Wii. Alex Kidd in Miracle World was one we both liked, though the controls felt really slippery and that did make the platforming feel unnecessarily difficult, and Master of Darkness was a pretty big hit with both of us as well. It's a blatant Castlevania ripoff with some very British sensibilities, but it wasn't a bad Castlevania ripoff at all. It played great and kept everything that made Castlevania so much fun nicely intact, and the only complaint I could really make about it is that climbing stairs is a little tedious and cumbersome since the game requires you to be positioned on the exact pixel the stairs begin on to go up or down them. Other than that it was pretty fantastic all around. 

 

As far as the misses solo gaming time went, she did manage to put a few hours into her yearly play through of Doom on the PlayStation and is still having a lot of fun with it. Looking ahead to next week I'm not sure how much gaming we'll be doing, since we have a mutual friend from Canada arriving on Wednesday who will be staying with us for about two weeks. He will be bringing his Nintendo Switch and some games along with though, so if nothing else we should end up playing some multiplayer Switch games. I'm sure I'll manage to rope him into playing some Sega Genesis too. :lol: 

 

Until next week, and as always, best wishes and happy gaming to you and yours!



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Posted Mon Apr 1, 2019 7:25 AM

Xbox One

 

PUBG: 1,322 minutes

Battlefield 5: 60 minutes

 

So we gave Firestorm a shot (Battlefield 5's battle royale) & I'm sure it's a combination of learning a new control scheme, map, etc., but it felt the same to me as Apex & Blackout. Meh. 

 

I seem to be improving in PUBG in terms of taking out enemies (my K/DR lately has been over 1.0, compared to my lifetime ration of around 0.6). No wins in awhile though...



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Posted Mon Apr 1, 2019 10:24 AM

Not to spoil anything but the ending in this game was the only game that ever made me tear up at the end. Though I don't remember if this game had multiple endings or not...

 

Aside from who you choose to save at the beginning, the game is pretty linear, so I doubt it has multiple endings, or at least more than two.



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Posted Mon Apr 1, 2019 1:39 PM

PC

An Assassin in Orlandes 276

Pinball Arcade, The 80

Zaccaria Pinball 283

 

X360

Pinball Hall of Fame 300

 

XOne

Stern Pinball Arcade 253

 

 

Lot's of pinball related gaming this week



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Posted Wed Apr 3, 2019 2:10 AM

Week 13
 
Top games
 
1. Skyrim Special Edition (PC) - 2159 min.
2. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch) - 1467 min.
3. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (Xbox One) - 1322 min.
4. Dust: An Elysian Tail (Switch) - 750 min.
5. Wolfenstein: The New Order (Xbox One) - 640 min.
6. Pinball Hall of Fame (Xbox 360) - 300 min.
7. Zaccaria Pinball (PC) - 283 min.
8. An Assassin in Orlandes (PC) - 276 min.
9. Stern Pinball Arcade (Xbox One) - 253 min.
10. Tetris 99 (Switch) - 136 min.

Top systems
 
1. PC - 2798 min.
2. Switch - 2488 min.
3. Xbox One - 2275 min.
4. Xbox 360 - 300 min.
5. Browser based - 18 min.

Total 7879 minutes and 14 different games on 5 different systems.

Skyrim Special Edition wins the title for the second week in a row, with a battle for second place between Breath of the Wild and PUBG. The battle also is on for the most played system. The PC takes the title but a rather tight race between the top 3. (And where is Sony?)



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Posted Sun Apr 7, 2019 2:44 PM

Here are my times for this past week (March 1st through 7th) on modern systems...

 

Android phone:

McDonalds nests hunt - 3 minutes in 2 sessions

 

The only modern game I played this week is the "Big nest hunt" in the McDonalds App where you have to tap on empty nests in order to have the Easter Rabbit jump there. You win the game by making 50 nests, and then you win a McDonalds coupon. You can only participate once a day, however, and once you have concluded a level, you get presentet with the next, faster level the next day. I only managed to beat the first level, but not the second one.



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Posted Sun Apr 7, 2019 3:26 PM

my Modern time was pretty much dominated by Yoshi's Crafted World this week- though I'm pretty close to finishing it.  I'm still playing through FF7, so I'm throwing that on the other tracker.

 

Switch:

 

Tetris 99 - 420 minutes

Yoshi's Crafted World -- 956 minutes



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Posted Sun Apr 7, 2019 3:35 PM

Hm, a little dilemma here. So far there have been 6 games played in demo versions. Yoshi's Crafted World is the first of these where someone played the full version. Assuming "demo" in modern games means "sample" more than "early WIP", I suppose it would make sense to eventually merge playtime on demo versions with the full game?



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Posted Sun Apr 7, 2019 4:28 PM

I think you're still *technically* playing the game when you're playing its demo.  im good with a game's demo time being included with the full game given the length of the demos usually aren't super long.



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Posted Sun Apr 7, 2019 4:32 PM

Yeah, that is how I think about it too. In the classic tracker where we have various WIPs and multiple homebrew demos which may change gameplay and difficulty over time, I'm fine listing some of those demos on their own. No big deal really.



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Posted Sun Apr 7, 2019 9:28 PM

XB1

 

Halo: Master Chief Collection (138 min)

 

Finished my coop playthrough of Halo CE with my brother.  Next up will be Borderlands 2.  I'm pretty psyched up for BL3, so I got him a copy of the Handsome Collection while it was on sale so we can coop that.

 

Wolfenstein: The New Order (110 min)

 

Got to the London Monitor boss fight, almost killed him and then died, so that was a good time to step away from the game for the evening, lol.



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Posted Sun Apr 7, 2019 11:13 PM

DS

Retro Game Challenge 163

 

PC

Fix it Felix Jr 49

Pinball FX2 196

 

I have completed all of the game challenges in Retro Game Challenge, but I've still got some playtime left to finish some of the included games.  The collection has been really fun.

 

I got inspired to play Donkey Kong and its spinoffs this week, so I dug around and found Fix it Felix Jr on the inturwebs.  It actually feels more like a Beauty and the Beast spinoff.  It plays fine and is reasonably fun if a bit shallow.



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Posted Mon Apr 8, 2019 3:04 AM

R-Type Final (PS2) 10 mins
Skyrim SE (PC) 1636 mins
Kirby Planet Robobot (3DS) 20 mins

 

I ended up deleting all my Skyrim mods and reinstalled a few the right way using Mod Organizer so that all of the mods stay out of the game files. It makes it easy to remove mods and not mess the game itself up.

I started a new game as well as my old one started to mess up. I really can't keep playing it like this as I've been staying up too late. I really gotta make a rule of no video games later than 2AM (I work from 3PM to 9PM so I tend to stay up late, too late it seems lately, not anymore).



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Posted Mon Apr 8, 2019 7:14 AM

Xbox One

 

PUBG: 1,233 minutes

 

 

My "improved" play has continued and after a hiccup Friday night (ugh), my buddy & I followed that up with a win Saturday night (with many top 10 finishes as well). 

 

I'd love to mix in more games for the tracker (& for my enjoyment) but when I sit down for my few hours of free time to play every day, all I want to do is keep playing this d*mn game.  :)







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