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General Games / MOVED: Is my PSP bricked?
« on: July 23, 2017, 06:22:06 PM »

General Games / Your Favourite Android Games
« on: December 14, 2016, 06:20:04 PM »
Like I'm sure many others are too, I'm constantly on the lookout for good Android games to download and play. I thought perhaps we could share some favourites and introduce each other to gems we might not have heard of. i've listed a few of my favourites below that aren't pay-to-win or filled with ads. I'd lover to hear what everyone else loves or has been playing recently and would recommend.

Alto's Adventure
Price: Free.
Ads? No.
IAP? Yes. Can buy a coin-doubler.

A visually stunning endless runner/snowboarding game. You board down the mountain and do tricks, clear missions, catch alpacas and outrun angry elders riding alpacas. One of my favourite games this year.

Kingdom Rush / KR: Frontiers / KR: Origins
Price: Free / $1.99 / $2.99 (USD)
Ads? No.
IAP? Yes. Unlock additional heroes to use.

The best tower defence games I have ever played. Incredible depths, tons of levels, genuienly challenging, gorgeous visuals and perfect for mobile play. Cannot recommend highly enough.

Pixel Dungeon
Price: Free.
Ads? No.
IAP? No.

A pretty challenging, completely free, roguelike. Open source too, I think. Quite devious at times, but very well designed and fun to play. And you can save and quit anywhere, which makes it mobile friendly.

The Battle of Polytopia
Price: Free.
Ads? No.
IAP? Yes. Unlock additional civilisations to play.

Basically a Civilization clone with a lot less features, but it's super addictive and really optimised for mobile. I only just discovered it, but I've been playing heaps of this one the last couple of days. Visually appealing and really fun to play. There's a couple of different modes to try out too.

The Enchanted Cave 2
Price: $2.99 (USD)
Ads? No.
IAP? No.

A roguelite that lets you delve into a dungeon and bring back out various permanent treasures to help you on your next run. Lots of collectables, too. Really solid game - also available to play in your web browser (Kongregate) for free. The Enchanted Cave 1 is pretty good too, but I'd recommend #2 over it.

Price: Free.
Ads? No.
IAP? No.

Essentially SimCity 2000 on mobile. Devs are doing fairly regular updates and adding new buildings. If you like old-school SimCity then you will enjoy this!

The Helper Monkey / MS Surface Pro
« on: October 10, 2015, 09:27:21 PM »
So my laptop is pretty much dead and I need a new computer. Obviously I'd like something that plays games, but I rarely buy PC games any more, so it's mostly older stuff (most recent is Bioshock Infinite and Starcraft 2) that I'd be playing anyway.

I am quite keen to get a tablet (and a Wii U, but that's a whole other story), but obviously they're not designed for gaming. I've heard good things about the Surface Pro 3 (and presumably the 4 when it comes out) in the sense that they're actually relatively capable at playing games. I don't have a lot of money to throw around, so I'd be opting for an i5 model rather than an i7, I think.

Does anyone have any experience in this area?

The Helper Monkey / Recommend Me a PS1 RPG on PSN
« on: May 23, 2015, 11:34:39 PM »
Looking to pick up one or two PS1 titles for my Vita via PSN. Here's a few I've been looking at so far:

Suikoden 1
Suikoden 2
Breath of Fire 3

I haven't played any of the above (nor many PS1 RPGs). I'd love to hear which ones people would recommend - not just on nostalgia, but if they'd still be fun to play today.

The Helper Monkey / Disgaea 3 on Vita Worth it After Playing 4?
« on: May 20, 2015, 11:33:53 PM »
I played D1 and D2 back on the PS2, but only recently got D4 on Vita and loved it. I haven't played D3 at all, would you guys recommend it even though I've played 4? Or will it feel like a step backwards?

Edit: ...Also, completely unrelated, but is Curtain Call worth getting if I already played/enjoyed the first Theatrhythm?

Single-Player RPGs / MOVED: P.T.
« on: August 15, 2014, 02:41:57 AM »

The Helper Monkey / iTunes Store
« on: August 12, 2014, 09:58:14 PM »
So I've never used iTunes, but I wanted to buy some individual music tracks off it. Couple of questions:

1) Does it give me the file? I'm not interested in using iTunes as my music player, so can I buy it from there then move the file around as I wish?

2) Is all the music on the iTunes store legit? I was looking at some Jpop stuff, and a few look like they had just been uploaded by any random individual, rather than the proper recording company.

General Discussions / Android Games?
« on: August 31, 2012, 09:43:36 PM »
Finally ditching my ancient Nokia brick phone for a new Android smartphone. I'm interested in checking out some games for it too, but I understand the selection is nowhere near as good as for an iPhone.

Anyway, are there any excellent games anyone can recommend?

General Discussions / Games That Focus On Exploration
« on: April 23, 2012, 08:18:41 AM »
I'm looking for something to play that has a ton of exploration in it. That's one of my favourite things to do in video games, after all. For recommendations: I don't care if there's a good story, or what genre it is, as long as it's fun to play and has tons to discover. The kind of game where you're just left to your own devices (like the first Legend of Zelda).

Before you start listing stuff, I have already played:
- Elder Scrolls Games
- Fallout Games
- Terraria
- Minecraft (hated it)
- Zelda series
- Demon/Dark Souls
- Skies of Arcadia
- And probably a whole bunch of other exploration-centred games I can't think of.

Any suggestions are appreciated! Even games that don't have a main focus on exploration, but have lots of stuff to find (eg. Paper Mario, Most Tales games) are fine too.

The Helper Monkey / RSS Readers
« on: April 05, 2012, 09:22:24 PM »
What do people use? I've never used RSS feeds much before, but am starting to see the appeal. I was messing around with NetVibes, but it's rather frustrating when you mark something as read and it doesn't recognise that. I'm fed up with it.

What would you guys recommend as something good to use? I'd prefer something online, but offline programs are ok if they're awesome.

The Helper Monkey / Firefix Browser Security?
« on: March 03, 2012, 12:06:16 AM »
Can anyone recommend some add-ons to protect against trackers, scripts, malware etc.? I've been trying out NoScript, but am fed up with having to either unblock stuff all the time or just have pages not work because I'm concerned about a single script. I'm happy to be slightly less protected for slightly less frustration. :P

What do you lot use?

General Discussions / Steam Great Gift Pile
« on: December 27, 2011, 06:35:07 PM »
So I know a lot of you guys use Steam and, if you're like me, have been accumulating various coupons and games (along with coal) as part of the Christmas promos. I have a couple that I'm personally just not interested in and thought I'd offer them here to you guys. Likewise, if you guys have anything you don't want, feel free to offer it on this topic too. Someone might just be interested!

Anyway, I have the following to giveaway. Just let me know if you want it!

-- SEGA Classics: Golden Axe II (Full game).
-- Coupon: 50% off Trapped Dead

General Discussions / Help me decide on a game!
« on: April 06, 2011, 08:33:26 PM »
Some of my family is heading out to Hawaii for a holiday (I'm from Australia) and I'm gonna get them to pick up a game or two for me while they're there as there's some good ones out recently that never made it here. I'm hoping I can get some opinions from you guys on which ones to choose (though the odds the local GameStop will have some of them are probably pretty low).

So, I've narrowed it down to the following:

--The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky
--Radiant Historia
--Dissidia duodecim (this one came out in Aus too, but it's almost 70% cheaper in the US)

I can buy them all online too, but they'll be much cheaper to grab in retail. So while I may get them all eventually, I can probably only afford two right now. What would you guys pick?

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