• catsanddogs posted a message in the forum topic So apparently this released. on the MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries board

    I played 3 hours of it last night. This is my first MW game, although I've played a lot of the HBS Battletech game. It's a decent game, but not great. Here's my hot take:GoodPiloting the mechs feels r...

  • catsanddogs posted a message in the forum topic The Home Computer. on the Off-Topic board

    I'd add that the PC is alive and well in work environments. To the extent that anyone wants or needs to work from home, a tablet or smartphone probably isn't going to cut it for anything more compli...

  • catsanddogs posted a message in the forum topic So apparently this released. on the MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries board

    The HBS Battletech game got me into the Battletech universe in a major way, and I intend to buy this game and play it as soon as I get the kids in bed this evening.I hadn't really heard anything about...

  • catsanddogs posted a message in the forum topic What is your preferred brand of "super hard"?. on the General Discussion board

    And on the opposite side of the coin, Sid Meier's Civilization games have my least favorite version of Hardest difficulty. They bump up the difficulty by just front-loading the challenge -- if you ca...

  • catsanddogs posted a message in the forum topic What is your preferred brand of "super hard"?. on the General Discussion board

    I've played around 400 hours of FTL over the years on the hardest difficulty as part of my quest to beat the game with every ship. It feels beatable but still challenging, and the RNG element makes ev...

  • catsanddogs posted a message on the post 611: "jedi council pink floyd".

    @benpack I yerb every day! The bodega on my corner orders 7 cans of Guayaki's Orange Exuberance every week just for me.

  • catsanddogs posted a message in the forum topic They're making another one!. on the Contradiction: Spot The Liar! board

    The GBE playdate for this game was a masterpiece.It actually inspired me to buy the game and play through it with my mom, who is 67 years old and definitely not a gamer -- she loved it, although some ...

  • catsanddogs posted a message in the forum topic What do you do when you can't do what you want to do?. on the General Discussion board

    I usually interpret moments like that as the universe's way of telling me to get off my ass and do some housework. Chores don't seem as bad when the thing that you'd rather be doing is temporarily im...

  • catsanddogs posted a message in the forum topic What have you been reading? - Book Discussion Thread. on the Off-Topic board

    I've enjoyed the Battletech game from 2018 so much that I started reading the books, to get a better sense of the background lore in the game. I've been reading them sequentially in the order they wer...

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  • catsanddogs posted a message on the post Red Dead Redemption II (PC).

    I think maybe the reason the game wouldn't let them shoot that guy by the river is because he's not an adult?

  • catsanddogs posted a message on the post Age of Wonders: Planetfall.

    I've been a fan of the AoW series since the first one came out 20 years ago. I like the games a lot, but it always felt like the unit balance and combat mechanics needed some tweaking. Many Tier 3 ...

  • catsanddogs posted a message on the post Episode 206.

    I walked past @ybbaaabby in Cobble Hill a few months ago but I didn't say hi, for a couple reasons:1) I served in the Peace Corps for two years in Azerbaijan. Because there is so little tourism in th...