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Do any bankers play any video games? If so which ones?

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Does anybody play any games for the Xbox 1 or the PS4? Does anyone play any shooting games, fighting games, racing games etc

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Nov 7, 2017

GTA lad, manipulating markets

Nicest haircut than Bateman

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Nov 9, 2017

It's not "murders and executions" for no reason.

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Funniest
Nov 7, 2017

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

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Nov 7, 2017

Sometimes I roll up to the Vanilla Unicorn in GTA V and kick it with the boys.

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Nov 7, 2017

Cool finance Rob do you play any other games like rocket league call of duty overwatch etc

Nov 7, 2017

GTA and League of Legends boyo

Nov 7, 2017

COD, Halo, Rocket League, Skyrim, Destiny

"There's no reason to be the richest man in the cemetery. You can't do business from there." - Colonel Sanders

Nov 7, 2017

Max if you dont mind me asking do you play rocket league a lot? I am looking for people to help me get better at this.game. Thanks.

Nov 8, 2017

The Skyrim remake is awesome! Halo 5 as well, except for the lack of split screen campaign (which I miss in all next gen games btw)

Nov 9, 2017

BO2 get smoked boy

Nov 10, 2017

Modern Warfare series or kill yourself. Black Ops are for Back Office

"There's no reason to be the richest man in the cemetery. You can't do business from there." - Colonel Sanders

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Nov 11, 2017

Hey ibankedup how long have you been playing COD BO2 for?

Jul 5, 2018

Skyrim is still so dope and the next elder scrolls just got announced

Nov 7, 2017

has anybody ever played call of duty, overwatch, or rocket league

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Nov 8, 2017

No. No one has ever played any of those before.

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Nov 8, 2017

I'm Gay

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Nov 12, 2017

I'm gayer!

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Nov 7, 2017

NHL

"Work ethic, work ethic" - Vince Vaughn
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Nov 8, 2017

My man - nothing like a chaw and some 'chel

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Nov 8, 2017
The Real Donnie Azoff:

My man - nothing like a chaw and some 'chel

Fuckin'a right bud

Dec 18, 2017

THIS! NHL.

Nov 7, 2017

Cool Yankee doodle what team do you play as?

Nov 8, 2017

Sharks or Rangers.

"Work ethic, work ethic" - Vince Vaughn
Nov 8, 2017

Cool Yankee doodle how long have you been into hockey for?

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Nov 8, 2017

OP I gotta say, you are a fucking weirdo. But I'm enjoying this thread

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Nov 8, 2017

Seriously lmao this is the weirdest WSO thread I've ever seen. Cool though.

Nov 9, 2017

Man OP is aggressively trying to make some gaming friends on this thread lmao

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Nov 11, 2017

Why do you say that? That's not true

Nov 8, 2017

Christ man.

"Work ethic, work ethic" - Vince Vaughn
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Nov 8, 2017

What's wrong Yankee? All I asked was how long have you been into hockey for?

Nov 7, 2017

2K all day

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Nov 7, 2017

What year aljdljaldla

Nov 8, 2017

LOL i'm on 16... should probably get the new one

Nov 8, 2017

Cool do you play on PS4 or steam Alj

Nov 9, 2017

PS4

Nov 7, 2017

GT, and the occasional clash royale during short breaks

Nov 7, 2017

Nice do you play any other games many?

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Nov 7, 2017

Civilization, because anything less than world domination is child's play.

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Nov 8, 2017

6 is such a disappointment though

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Nov 12, 2017

Agree, Civ 5 was the best one of all. I still have it on my PC.

GoldenCinderblock: "I keep spending all my money on exotic fish so my armor sucks. Is it possible to romance multiple females? I got with the blue chick so far but I am also interested in the electronic chick and the face mask chick."

Feb 26, 2018

While I am not as down on 6 as some others, I do prefer the older games. Does anyone Else remember Alpha Centauri?

Jul 4, 2018

Good game. Most Sid Meier games are pretty good.

Made ya look

Jul 4, 2018

You sound like you'd really like Hearts of Iron 4

Made ya look

Nov 7, 2017

Don't forget about Nintendo people! No matter what your view is about video games, no one can deny the popularity of Mario, Pokemon, and The Legend of Zelda, to name a few iconic Nintendo franchises.

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Nov 7, 2017

Yes that is correct! I love the wind waker. Have you played that Zelda game entrepreneur hero?

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Nov 8, 2017

Out of curiosity, what is the point of this thread? To get new gaming friends?

I play mainly on a PS4 slim and an Xbox 1. I primarily play Bloodborne, Dark Souls 3 and Trials these days, but used to play more hardcore (competitive) in a broad range of games as a kid. Happy to get a new game if there are any good online games out there right now.

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Nov 8, 2017

Dark Souls: The only thing more crushing than your analyst years at a BB.

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Nov 9, 2017

Dont forget Bloodborne, buddy

Nov 9, 2017

Still have yet to beat the first boss in that game... i'm trash

Nov 12, 2017

I only crossed that level after roughly 5 hours of gameplay. And I did it by cheating and watching a Let's Play first.

GoldenCinderblock: "I keep spending all my money on exotic fish so my armor sucks. Is it possible to romance multiple females? I got with the blue chick so far but I am also interested in the electronic chick and the face mask chick."

Nov 8, 2017

Currently playing The Witcher 3. Definitely one of the best games EVER!

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Nov 8, 2017

Call of Duty and Overwatch.

Nov 8, 2017

Rainbow Six Siege and CSGO.

Nov 8, 2017

WC3, SC2, Halo 3 and Vanilla WoW (On the Project Elysium Server - hit me up if anyone here is playing)

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Nov 8, 2017

Check out Warmane for really good Cata, WotLK, BC, and Panda

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

Nov 8, 2017
GoldenCinderblock:

Check out Warmane for really good Cata, WotLK, BC, and Panda

Yeah, ive heard.. I wanted to play Vanilla though

Nov 10, 2017

You must be on the hype train headed to the upcoming official Legacy servers then? I wish I was 15 again.

Nov 10, 2017
Voodz:

You must be on the hype train headed to the upcoming official Legacy servers then? I wish I was 15 again.

Yeh, but I just got 60 on LH.. dont think I will ever have time to do the 1-60 grind again... unless my career goes to shit

Jul 6, 2018

I log once a month on wotlk icecrown. Hit me up, I'm Ebitda.

"We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered."

Jul 6, 2018

I have an 85 BiS PvP ret and holy pally and a shadow/disc priest on Neltharion. But they're shutting the server down slowly and I don't have the time to level another character, really. I have a 42 shammy on Outland I log like once a month too. Playing that ret pally in PvP with the best gear available was fun while it lasted though. Something so gratifying just making people's health bars disappear. Playing holy is really fun too because of how much you annoy the other team.

edit: lol @ your name. I had a ret pally named GoldmanStax back when pallys stacked buffs or whatever and the top PvP set was full gold plate.

My favorite character will always be my first - lvl 60 tauren arms warrior back when PvP ranks were a thing. I got to rank 13 on my server and had the warlord armor and ashkandi and some healer friends. Shit was bomb. Playing a hunter during BC was fun too. Marks for PvP was crazy. And there was a time when BM was the most OP shit around for PvE. I literally had like an 18-line macro that I could just spam and top dps charts. Played an elemental shammy in BC too. That was fun. Sold my first account. Second one got banned for BG botting on a rogue during that time they made all the top-end vanilla PvP gear easily attainable right before BC and everyone spent forever getting full sets only to replace it with level 61 outland greens.

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

Jul 6, 2018

"Something so gratifying just making people's health bars disappear. Playing holy is really fun too because of how much you annoy the other team."
You sound like 2k mmr hahaha

I was really surprised when I got 'Ebitda'. I can't believe no one else took it. The game is amazing and I always play healer. Now that I'm writing this I miss it and I'll surely spend an hour tonight to play. I love PvP but it gets boring because of all the scripts and patches and whatnot. What's more, top players link up and if you don't know them it's virtually impossible to get into top 10. I'm so happy that I found a place in WSO where I can geek out.

"We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered."

Jul 6, 2018

Never played DOTA. I'm scared to try all this new shit like Fortnight. I don't have time for a new addiction. I just got Halo 5 and a month of Xbox Live last weekend and played for an hour. I suck and nothing makes sense like it did when I was 15 playing that shit.

What healers do you like to play? I raided with a resto shammy in WotLK for a while and watching chain heal top everyone off is so gratifying. So efficient. I like disc priests too. The idea of doing damage automatically to attackers or anyone you bubble is cool. And they have cool buffs for other casters. I enjoyed tanking on a pally too back when AoE tanking was insane and you could pull half a dungeon.

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

Jul 6, 2018

Haha, I main resto shaman pve and pvp (almost became Gladiator while gearing up) and I recently started playing disc priest pvp only. I really enjoy it but arms warriors ruin all the fun in arenas because of their scripts and patches (as I said earlier) and they are extremely strong in Icecrown (gear, broken resilience).

I haven't played anything else apart from PUBG mobile in the past 3-4 months because I don't have a good laptop or PC and playing pvp with low fps and 20 keybinds (usually I have about 35-40) is impossible. I used to be able to hit the top 10 easily with any comp and now I can't even go past 2.3k, it's embarrassing.

I really enjoyed the game when I was young and bad at it. Discovering new things, being a noob. Then, I started playing it competitively for rank and I still got a lot of joy but it wasn't the same. You stop seeing it as a game and you take things too seriously. Sometimes I'd smash my keyboard and then spend the next 10 minutes looking for the keys that popped out.

I wish I did something productive instead of wasting so much time on games...

"We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered."

Jul 6, 2018

Yeah, it's a lot of wasted time. But what is wasted time? There's no universe where you are where you are and that didn't happen.

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

Nov 8, 2017

Do you have steam Or PS4 Takenotes08?

Nov 8, 2017

Bro after they release WoW classic, I'm resubbing. I don't give a fuck what anyone says, vanilla was the shit.

Nov 9, 2017
Bumblebtuna_analyst:

Bro after they release WoW classic, I'm resubbing. I don't give a fuck what anyone says, vanilla was the shit.

Ill probably take a week off and binge play to 60

Nov 11, 2017

If it's truly vanilla there's no way you'd hit 60 in a week. 60 used to be a feat.

Nov 11, 2017

Did you really play Vanilla? Vanilla for raiders blew. It was a giant grind and wipefest. I played a rank 13 tauren arms warrior with a pocket healer and ashkandi. Shit was cash tbh.

Why not just play on a private realm if you like older expansions? I log onto Warmane now and again where I have a BiS ret and holy pally and shadow/disc priest.

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

Nov 11, 2017

I did. I was a mage, started about a month after release. I played on a major horde server, and made it through AQ40/Low tier naxx. Used to put in stupid hours because it was so grindy, but that's what I miss. It always felt simple, yet as you got good gear/progressed it felt like you really achieved something. I quit when cata came out because the game just felt so different. I don't play on private servers because of instability/uncertainties about the safety of my characters. So I'm just sticking it out until Classic releases, at which I will most likely take off a week from work if it all possible.

Nov 11, 2017

I was one of the first three or four priests to 60 on my realm so I got to participate in some of the first molten core raids in the world. It was such a feat to even beat the trash mobs then. I can remember everyone rolling on the loot and being pretty excited when I got a piece of my class set.

That was a pretty sweet experience, but I was a highschool student with tons of free time. No way the majority of your players can enjoy the content in that type of setup. It was fun as hell.

Nov 14, 2017
Big4please:

I was one of the first three or four priests to 60 on my realm so I got to participate in some of the first molten core raids in the world. It was such a feat to even beat the trash mobs then. I can remember everyone rolling on the loot and being pretty excited when I got a piece of my class set.

That was a pretty sweet experience, but I was a highschool student with tons of free time. No way the majority of your players can enjoy the content in that type of setup. It was fun as hell.

Those were the days

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Nov 19, 2017

Yeah. There was a sense of wonder and excitement, and when you actually downed a boss after dying 10 times it was an accomplishment.

Jul 6, 2018

I wish I could quote my experience as a Raid Leader as "leadership skills" or "working in team". It's so difficult to organise and lead 24 random people lol.( 39 would be even worse)

"We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered."

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Nov 8, 2017

Was 6.9k MMR on dota 2.

spent way too much time on games lmao, now not so much time for them anymore

dark souls, lost odyssey, nier, tales of vesperia, ninja gaiden, bayonetta, vanquish, fall out and oblivion, and so many more

those were the days

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Nov 8, 2017

Not a banker, but I definitely enjoy games when I have the time for them - Fallout, Witcher, FIFA, Final Fantasy, Mass Effect, etc. All solid.

Nov 8, 2017

FIFA. even though each new addition is the same as the previous one, I can't help but buy the newest version each year.

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Nov 8, 2017

Chel and FIFA

Nov 8, 2017

Oregon Trail (the original version) while at work. It's a great proxy for surviving the world of finance

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Nov 12, 2017

I prefer the Asian version, Taipan!

GoldenCinderblock: "I keep spending all my money on exotic fish so my armor sucks. Is it possible to romance multiple females? I got with the blue chick so far but I am also interested in the electronic chick and the face mask chick."

Nov 8, 2017

I'm in the process of beating Mass Effect 3

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

Nov 8, 2017
GoldenCinderblock:

I'm in the process of beating Mass Effect 3

Man - the ending is not as big of a deal as people made it, but it's still disappointing.

Still one of my favorite series of all time, although the new one didn't live up to the prior 3

Nov 8, 2017

Would you still recommend I pick it up for $15 Black Friday? I also own Witcher 3 and will play that next if not. Also been meaning to get to Ori and Unravel.

Think my favorite game ever is SW: KOTOR. Second one is great too
I also enjoyed all of the Ratchet & Clank games and will play the new one once the PS4 gets cheap enough. That's all I want a PS4 for so it has to get pretty cheap.

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

Nov 8, 2017

Witcher 3 is infinitely better

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Nov 10, 2017

Cool man, I'll play that next. Thanks.
Only thing with games like that is I don't have a ton of time to play, but I also have a super addictive/obsessive personality. So once I'm a few hours in and entrenched, I'll spend a lot of time thinking about it while doing other shit. Don't know if that makes sense.

Have you played the Mad Max game? That was a blast for me. I'm also very slowly edging toward 100%-ing Shadow of Mordor. The new one just looks like a rehash and I'm bored of that fighting style.

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

Nov 10, 2017

And another thing is, and maybe this is just a "me" issue and I'm a dummy, but I have a really hard time connecting with the story in video games. Like, I can't connect with imaginary characters who look like muppets when they talk. I just want to explore the galaxy and have fun combat and shit like that. But I watch reviews for stuff like Witcher 3 and people wax poetic about how dope the characters are and shit. And in my head I'm just like, "Yo there is enough shit in real life I can barely follow. I'm not going to invest in learning about how 17 different alien races interface and who killed who's planet...."

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

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Nov 11, 2017

I keep spending all my money on exotic fish so my armor sucks. Is it possible to romance multiple females? I got with the blue chick so far but I am also interested in the electronic chick and the face mask chick.

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

Jul 5, 2018

Very solid game

Nov 8, 2017

Counter Strike, and PUBG. PUBG with the boys is endless fun, so many ways to play the game.

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Feb 27, 2018
Tandem21:

Counter Strike, and PUBG. PUBG with the boys is endless fun, so many ways to play the game.

PUBG 4 lyfe

also Skyrim, Zelda, Starcraft Brood War, and Onward (VR)

Nov 8, 2017

haven't played vids for years, but wow watching my roommate playing xbox 1... i could get hooked so easily, things have changed to say the least

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Nov 8, 2017

Tandem21 I haven't played counter strike before. Can we play together on PS4 or steam? Please let me know

Nov 9, 2017

OP you might as well ask people for their gamer tags at this point lol

Better to be upfront about it

Nov 11, 2017

Ummmm ok fine. Would you like to play NBA 2K together on the PS4??

Nov 11, 2017

Nah, I prefer playing with people I know

Nov 8, 2017

Tellmehowtoplay what was your favorite ninja gaiden game

Nov 9, 2017
Dimesnickels44:

Tellmehowtoplay what was your favorite ninja gaiden game

definitely ninja gaiden black and then ninja gaiden 2 after that.

ninja gaiden black for the different enemies and the weapons and the challenge levels.

ninja gaiden 2 because it's fresh with the scythe and the gore and still fast paced. I'm tempted to keep a storage of games to let my future children (if any) play them. I'm genuinely sure that I've changed for the better after playing some games/watching some animes.

Nov 9, 2017

OP desperately needs friends. Reminds me of Flash in Justice League trailer

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Nov 9, 2017

NCAA Gamebreaker 99

Nov 9, 2017

OP tryna network through video games, unique and genius.

COD ww2, battlefield 1, rocket league

Nov 9, 2017

I just started playing rocket league a few weeks ago bsagget. Do you wanna help each other get better?

Nov 11, 2017

Just go on and ask him to help you get better at kissing too. You know, for when you find "the one". It's not gay if you don't enjoy it.

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Nov 10, 2017

Used to play WoW, SC, SC2, CS 1.6.

Nowadays I play some CS:GO, Dota2, LoL every now and then.

Nov 14, 2017

Ever play CSS or just 1.6 and GO?

Nov 14, 2017

Skipped CSS; it was a thing during my WoW days.

Nov 10, 2017

yes they play games. But not sure which they like to play.

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Nov 12, 2017

Come on guys, I'm too busy banging my Victoria Secret model(s) to sit around and play 'video games'....

COD is fun though

Nov 12, 2017

Racing game I like all the time.

Nov 12, 2017

Age of Empires, Starcraft, Starcraft 2, Witcher 3, Skyrim

GoldenCinderblock: "I keep spending all my money on exotic fish so my armor sucks. Is it possible to romance multiple females? I got with the blue chick so far but I am also interested in the electronic chick and the face mask chick."

Nov 12, 2017

DOTA 2 and League of Legends.

I have the urge to slay characters, gank people and grief the newbies until they rage quit.

Nov 12, 2017

I used to be maplestory nerd. Now I'm on pokerstars.

Nov 12, 2017

I'm covering quite a few gaming companies so playing game is a huge plus (Candy Crush doesn't count)

Nov 12, 2017

Games for the Xbox PS4 Steam????? Which systems Techbanking2016

Nov 18, 2017
Nov 13, 2017

I don't own any consoles, however I've been playing games on my PC since I was a teenager. Mostly play strategy games and RPG's.

To infinity... and beyond!

Nov 13, 2017

Just got Witcher 3 a little while ago, but haven't made any progress.
FIFA, Overwatch, Halo, CoD, WoW, Heroes of the Storm, NHL, all the staples.

Will grab Forza 7 and Assassins Creed when I get XB1 X.

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Nov 14, 2017

How is the new COD game Breakingrich?

Nov 15, 2017

Haven't bought it yet. Ask me in a week or two.

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Dec 13, 2017

Breakingrich I'm so sorry for asking you this question so late but how do you like COD???

Dec 13, 2017

Lol still haven't picked it up. Been too busy. Played briefly at a friend's house and my initial reaction was that it is much easier to die in this than the previous games.

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Dec 14, 2017

Lol it's all good man. Say Breakingrich have you ever been to a Wall Street happy hour? If so how are they? I'm thinking about going to my first one soon. Thanks.

Dec 14, 2017

Dimes - I used to be one of the leads for the London WSO happy hours and I highly recommend going. They were pretty fun, and definitely helped build up a network.

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Nov 16, 2017

It's in the right direction but far from a CoD classic.

Pros:
1. None of the exo suit bs
2. Traditional COD multiplayer levels
3. Relatively even disbursement of weapon strength (no super OP guns yet)
4. Campaign has solid game play (although characters are a bit generic, less so than the previous 3 though so I'll keep it in pros lol)
5. So far I haven't been having a problem with camping (we'll see how long that lasts)
6. Haven't seen any thermal sights/track finders.......those on LMG's sadly piss me off, like way more than they should lol

Cons:
1. Campaign is short (only US in Europe, ~7hr gameplay depending on ability and lvl of difficulty)
2. Weapons don't have wide variety of attachments
3. Not a whole lot of guns
4. A d-bag class to give shot gunners incendiary ammo (can't stand shot guns :/ )
5. Player customization isn't as good as previous games (both appearance and special abilities, ie scavenger, etc)
6. Currently DLC content is minimal, which was surprising given how short the campaign was. I figured they put more effort into content people could purchase
7. Game seems rather generous with the hit marker for quick scoping (may be confirmation bias on my part, tho)

I haven't played zombies yet so I can't comment on that aspect. All in all, if you are a traditional CoD fan, I'd suggest buying it (or asking for it over the holidays). It plays like the older games (MW-BO2, less bells and whistles tho). It definitely fees like WaW re-mastered with slight adjustments. I won't hype it as an instant classic. It's a fun game so far but I think there were some big areas they missed the mark on.

Monkey see. Monkey Doo [Doo].

Nov 15, 2017

I feel quite out of place, ha.

I don't really play as much as I used to in the day, but I was always game (and still am) to play a game of Madden online with someone. MVP Baseball 2005 was the best baseball game every produced, but the show is still solid. The last real first person shooter I've played was Modern Warfare II, so that gives you a sense of how dated I am on this :P

General hodgepodge of RPG's rounds out my list (e.g., Kindgom Hearts, Skyrim, Final Fantasy, Resonance of Fate, Enchanted Arms, Eternal Sonata, Paper Mario was outstanding :D)

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Nov 17, 2017

Alpha q I just sent you a PM. Please let me know if you saw it thanks

Dec 18, 2017

Had MVP 2005, totally agree. Haven't played the show since 2010 but bought it this year after I couldn't get enough baseball the last year for obvious reasons! I had a 2005 franchise that went like 5+ seasons was awesome.

Nov 15, 2017

Halo 5 because I'm already a beast supersoldier at my PE day job, so why not just continue it at night?

Also sometimes Battlefield 1. I pwn noobs with my Martini Henry.

Nov 15, 2017

Just beat Mass Effect 3. I do not understand why people dislike the ending. Did you guys stick around for the bit after the credits? It was fucking epic.

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

Nov 17, 2017

Check this out

Nov 17, 2017

www.tournamentseries.yolasite.com. He had his first video game tournament at the Bronx NY today. He will be having these video game tournaments I think every other Friday if not every Friday. He has games such as Call of duty, Madden, NBA 2k, Overwatch, etc. Anybody interested in attending these tournaments?

Nov 17, 2017

I forgot to mention he has locations in NJ and in NY

Nov 18, 2017

Forza Horizon 2, Forza 6 for Xbox 1

Nov 18, 2017

Cool Aladdin mak1! What does everybody think of the link? He has games such as Madden call of duty overwatch etc

Dec 14, 2017

Hello Kitty Island Adventures.

Dec 16, 2017

I'm enjoying Ori & The Blind Forest a LOT. It's like emotional Mario

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

Feb 26, 2018

I've just started Witcher 3. Well sort of. I'm level 19. It's super fun. Wish there was a little more action-to-talking since I can't bring myself to follow the intricacies of these stories with too much attention.

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

Feb 26, 2018

Bro chill, give it time, it's the best game I've ever played on the PS4 and one of the best ever. Pay attention to the damn story you savage.

Feb 26, 2018

I know the story is objectively good. I just have a thing where I can't commit serious mental energy to made-up politics. I can barely follow the real shit. Same reason I can't get into Game of Thrones... It's a fun game and I understand the gist of it. But every side quest introduces 15 characters and it's just a lot to take in

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

Feb 26, 2018

Pinball foolz

Feb 26, 2018

If you game and aren't playing Fortnite idk wtf you're doing. That is absolutely where it's at rn

Feb 27, 2018

WoW - ex server pool top3 gladiator priest.

Sold my account with 16 (season 4 BC) and regret it to this day. Biggest mistake of my life.

Feb 27, 2018

Overwatch
Horizon zero dawn
Destiny 2
Fortnite
Fifa 18

Feb 27, 2018

yes, sure! I play PUBG and Dota 2, they reduce stress really good

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Feb 27, 2018

and NFS too. yay!

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Feb 27, 2018

Post fails to provide any investment track record. Thread subject heading not justified by the content.

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Feb 27, 2018
SSits:

Post fails to provide any investment track record. Thread subject heading not justified by the content.

Sorry my post didn't meet your expectations SSits. As far as my background I was a competitive/semi-professional gamer, turned professional poker player in college. I then taught myself to trade stocks and options on my student loan money as a PhD candidate, and saw enough success to leave school and pursue it full-time. Five years out, I still haven't needed a "real job." However, the focus of this post was more on entertainment and learning lessons from my own experience rather than proving my credentials. I also felt the advice I gave was self-evident enough that it didn't require a resume. I'm sorry you felt differently, but I appreciate your feedback.

Feb 27, 2018

which was more helpful in teaching you how to invest, video games or poker?

Feb 27, 2018

It was a combination I think, Ape Town. In terms of which correlates more closely to investing/trading, I think poker is definitely superior. However, I think many of the skills that enabled me to be a good poker player came from video games, and I think that having something to obsess about at a young age (before serious poker is an option) that could teach me so many things about striving to win and beating competition gave me a leg up in both poker and investing. The thing is, people talk about poker all the time. But people tend to neglect the fact that there are interesting learning lessons that are seriously helpful throughout your life and at all different ages that come from a plethora of areas outside of the norm. Thanks for your question!

Feb 27, 2018

Two questions:
1: What are your goals in life.
2: You like Metal Gear Solid?

Absolute truths don't exist... celebrated opinions do.

Feb 27, 2018

1: Achieving complete freedom (the choice and comfort kind, not like William Wallace screaming as he is gutted) and pursuing and accomplishing the endeavors I am passionate about throughout my lifetime.

2: Older Metal Gear Solid, of course. Newer ones, less so.

Feb 27, 2018

Much respect

Absolute truths don't exist... celebrated opinions do.

Feb 27, 2018

So you're basically an unemployed gambler.

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Feb 27, 2018
Esuric:

So you're basically an unemployed gambler.

Sorry you see it that way. It's an uphill battle for self-employed people who choose to do what they love, and it's particularly disappointing when they are criticized for it even after five years of consistent success. I personally wouldn't consider trading or poker gambling in any case. But thanks for your thoughts.

Feb 27, 2018

I understand where you're coming from, but from SSits (and my) side, this post doesn't hold a lot of water if you're living off daddy's money, not putting up livable returns, or something along those lines.

Congrats on the success though!

Feb 27, 2018

Favorite games?

Feb 27, 2018

To keep it short: Ocarina of time, Starcraft, Vanilla WoW if we are talking all time. Currently playing Rocket League competitively, catching up on The Witcher 3, and just got my mind blown by Kholat.

Feb 27, 2018

Haha I still have Ocarina of Time. Great game but you have to be interested in those puzzle type games. My all-time favorite has to be Mario Kart 64, ultimate combination of luck, strategy, and skill. Smash bros and super mario series up there as well.

Feb 27, 2018

Oh man, MarioKart 64.

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Feb 27, 2018

Best game on the planet.

Feb 27, 2018

Billbelichick37 have you ever played Zelda wind waker? It's a great game

Feb 27, 2018

rocket league is so dope

Feb 27, 2018

I just started playing that game a few weeks ago. I've got a lot to learn lol. Do you still play that game towhomitmayconcern

Feb 27, 2018

Theuncontortionist I just started playing rocket league a few weeks ago. I have got alot to learn. Are you still play it?

Feb 27, 2018

Anyone here play supreme commander back in the day? And despite all the shit that cod gets, search and destroy on MW2 was incredibly fun

Feb 27, 2018

MW2 was my first game on xbox360, and I loved all aspects of the game. But then again, I was jumping from CoD 3 on PS2, so it was quite the jump up

Feb 27, 2018

HC S&D was my jam.

Feb 27, 2018

Video games made me a better investor. First algo was Fourier analysis on the wow auction house.

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Feb 27, 2018
acx:

Video games made me a better investor. First algo was Fourier analysis on the wow auction house.

This.

Feb 27, 2018

Love this. In the gold old days, I remember making tons of gold flipping items in Runescape (so lame).

Wouldn't be where I am if I hadn't ignited the spark with that.

Feb 27, 2018

Picking plays in Tecmo Bowl is the ultimate game of strategy

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Feb 27, 2018

@the uncontortionist

Some people don't realize how some games' digital economies have grown and created jobs for economists. I know this is not the "JPM FICC Analyst" job but look here for the economist job:

http://www.valvesoftware.com/jobs/job_postings.html
Valve is ofc the developer of Counter Strike games, and as I play this game for about 15 years now, I would definitely not hesitate for a second picking this job and start my career in the business of gaming. There is a lot of more growth in online games Economies than the real world economies anyway.

Marketplaces of games like Wow, Fifa games and CS GO act similarly to stock markets and the same skills are required to achieve better items and even make a cash profit at a certain point. This is only going to grow in the future.

Feb 27, 2018

Walking in the woods is not a waste of time.

Feb 27, 2018

Opinions are what they are, opinions.

Feb 27, 2018

I have always thought video games were better for personal development than watching tv. Nothing worse than somebody sitting on the couch watching tv and saying "those video games are melting your brain"

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Feb 27, 2018

I agree with most that is said in the post.

I used to play poker semi-professionally in college. In other words, I paid for my whole tuition playing cards. I spoke of poker during my PE interview when they asked about what I do in my spare time and it turned out that one of the VPs was a huge fan of live tournament poker. He played in some of the same events as me and I believe that this gave me a huge edge to get the job.

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Feb 27, 2018

Being in PE now, do you still have time to play poker in your free time or has it been some time you touched cards?

Feb 27, 2018
seville:

Being in PE now, do you still have time to play poker in your free time or has it been some time you touched cards?

Hey! I work at a lower middle market PE so the hours are really not that bad.. typically work about 60hours on normal week and sometimes get 80-90 hour week when we are close to closing a deal or during LP reporting season. So yeah I have time to do some stuff I like.

I did try restarting online poker and was getting somewhat crushed tbh... the game is much harder now and I am not as good as when I dedicated 100% of my time to poker. However, live poker is still incredibly soft and easy to beat, so yeah I play live cash game 3-4 times a month.. typically NL500 or NL1000 when I feel like I want a higher thrill. I also try and do a few live tournament events on the weekends during the year with some old poker friends. I have a gang of about 5-6 guys I keep in touch with and when we go to tournaments we typically swap equity so we cash more often then not. Fun times !

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Feb 27, 2018

Similar story here - played online during college to pay tuition and it got brought up a lot during interviews. Took a few long breaks but have started playing again recently on America's Cardroom and once a week at Sands.

Feb 27, 2018

Isn't that like NL10k? Stakes are bit too high for me, but thats legit props man!

EDIT: My bad, for some reason I read that you played on Poker Night in America Lol

Feb 27, 2018

Haha I wish. Playing nl400-1k and learning PLO which has been pretty fun so far. Where do you play live usually?

Feb 27, 2018

Anyone play Sid Meier's Railroads! I think it was the third one, but that game was tits.

Feb 27, 2018

You are actually describing speculation, not investing. Trading is very different than investing.

Feb 27, 2018

This is a fair point to some degree. My examples were that of trading. However, the same rules apply to investing, and I have my share of long investments that I put the same principles above to use to find, research, etc.

Feb 27, 2018

Most importantly: the ability to shut in front of a screen for hours without moving.

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Feb 27, 2018

NFL Blitz taught me how to develop interns properly

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Feb 27, 2018