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Everybody do the Glitch!


What’s a big game without a big glitch? I’m coming to the end of Witcher 3, sadly. Here we see Geralt of Rivia levitating three feet in the air with his legs tucked under him. He has just fought off a whole company of witch hunters, all of whom were also levitating three feet in the air with their legs tucked under them. nee-walked their way through the whole damn thing. It was like playing Marco Polo without the water.

Dude in the back there is dead and just hanging around in midair for no reason.

Known bug. It got better.

My favorite is still the Skyrim bug that made all the chickens in Whiterun repeatedly leap fifty feet in the air and then drift earthwards slowly. I finally worked out that the variable for #chickenheight somehow got crossed with the variable for the height of a stone loosed from a catapult just off screen.

And no, I’m not playing Fallout 4 like all the cool kids. My machine is under spec’ed.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 25, 2015, 10:16 pm

You can watch the Fallout 4 trailer here, if for some reason you care enough to watch it but you don’t care enough to have seen it already months ago.

Post-apocalypse Boston looks fun as hell, but the faces are still awful. That really put a damper on Fallout New Vegas for me.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 25, 2015, 10:25 pm

The official trailer for Witcher 3. I don’t know where that stupid emo song came from, but it’s a really pretty game. And the faces are pretty good (not perfect, but about the best yet).

Comment from Pupster
Time: November 26, 2015, 1:44 am


Comment from Nina
Time: November 26, 2015, 2:06 am

I only like playing games like this if I can make it so I never die, because otherwise, I just die. Because I suck.

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: November 26, 2015, 3:35 am

I just bought Alien: Isolation for $13.74 Cdn…gonna play it over the xmas holidays.

Comment from mojo
Time: November 26, 2015, 4:45 pm

I appear to have the hand-eye coordination of a retarded Australopithecus, compared to my 14 year old nephew.

Life is frequently unfair.

Comment from OldFert
Time: November 26, 2015, 7:41 pm

In games, I haven’t advanced past Age of Empires III. My machine is old, so even that taxes my video card. And I still have to use cheat codes. “Give me liberty or give me coin” is my favorite. (What hand-eye coordination?)

Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: November 26, 2015, 8:21 pm

mojo, in which case I am akin to Kubrick’s bone-waving apes. The only game on my computer other than those that come with Windows is Civilization. That is, Civilization I. I don’t need no st-e-e-e-nking flashy graphics. I just occasionally want to pass the time by conquering the world.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 26, 2015, 9:00 pm

CIVII rules! Do you know the lyrics?

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 26, 2015, 9:00 pm

Wait, that was II, wasn’t it?

Comment from Gnusman
Time: November 26, 2015, 10:18 pm

The music is in Civ IV. I dunno, may be common to CIV in general?

And what’s up with this Steam crap? Just give me a CD I can cram in the cup holder and play the damn game. Massive online games? Pfffft! Why should I display my extreme ineptitude to the world?

And in closing, let me just say. “Get off my lawn.”

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 27, 2015, 8:28 am

Well, I’ve just remembered the music to Civ I and it’s not that.

Comment from mojo
Time: November 28, 2015, 1:12 pm

Civ sounds interesting, never played it. I did have one game, many moons ago, that let you be president and try to avoid a nuke war with the USSR. So, yannow, ancient.

Another, called “Dominion” had you building an interstellar civ, with lots of cool aliens.

Comment from Doubting Rich
Time: December 1, 2015, 11:42 pm

You might not be playing 4, but I just got Fallout 3 on Steam sale for £2.49 and have become addicted in 3 days. Seriously tempted to finally admit I need a desktop, specced up so I can play 4.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 2, 2015, 12:11 am

New Vegas was the only one of the Fallout games I’ve played. I found it…well, I guess somewhat less addicting than I expected. The illustrator in me cringed at the terrible potato-faces everyone had. The face models in Skyrim and Witcher 3 are alllllmost as good as I could want and I’m spoiled fer it.

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