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1  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Memorial Day on: June 01, 2016, 06:40:46 PM
On Flanders fields the poppies lay, row upon row.  icon_frown
2  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Memorial Day on: June 01, 2016, 11:00:20 AM
We call it, Remembrance Day,(Nov.11) here in Canada. Lets never forget!!!!!
3  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Hell froze over and Blizzard made a new IP] Overwatch on: May 29, 2016, 10:21:25 AM
I'm in the same boat as Ritt. Always wanted to play the FPS genre games, but its the same ole, same ole, when I do.
The essence of the FPS genre is always going to be the same. Run and gun. The genre would need a paradigm shift to change it from the way it is. It would then probably alienate the die-hard fps fans. So, guys like us Ritt, need a whole new Genre.
I don't even think about FPS games as viable for me. I just ignore the whole genre. Makes for better gaming.  slywink
4  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fork in the road? on: May 08, 2016, 11:28:22 AM
All good points, Tilt.

5  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Fork in the road? on: May 08, 2016, 09:15:51 AM
Gaming! Just that word alone would get me salivating to jump into my game of the day. I would get butterflies thinking about getting home from work or whatever and making sure my online family was taken care of.(always after my real family). I miss those days quite a bit lately.

Gaming is now causing more of a yawn response, than anticipation of play time.  Hey, I'm no Spring Chicken, this could very well be old age(62), or the Gaming World has become stale, predictable, a world of sequels, and crass money grabs.(Movie-games). Am I imagining it? I dunno, but games just all feel the same(within their respective genres) And I know to some degree similarity is what makes a genre. But my word, has the MMO genre become, anathema to me? What a bunch of worn out old ideas that they keep trying to perfect.(like perfecting the Wheel)I think the gaming World has to be on the cusp of something drastically different. We certainly have the tech for it.

I would almost tremble trying to get the shrink wrap of a brand, spanking new game. The manuals!!!! oh my, the manuals of those games were as much a joy to me, as the playing of them. I'm thinking more of flight simming when I say that. Remember Falcon 4 and its military grade standard manual. It was a work of art.
Now? I hit enter, and Steam delivers. Nothing to open but an exe file. No manual.   But then I think, aha that's what the problem is. We don't need manuals for new games any longer. We've played every game under different names a thousand times before.

Maybe its a generational thing. Like the next major paradigm-shift in gaming will come from the kids in school now. I'm very hopeful for the gaming hobby, its just going to be a while longer I believe before we see something, really new and fresh. And then begin a new era of Gaming.

This old dog might not be playing them, but most of you will. Keep being fair, and critical of our gaming. And maybe part of the change will come from us.
I really miss the old days of gaming. But then again, I'm starting to miss a lot of things from my younger days. And that brings me to a close. This all could just be an ageing man's cynical eye on things. But, I don't believe so.

Time to raise a glass to the Old School days, and bid them a fond, Adieu.  And start to usher in a new Era of Gaming. 

Enough waxing and waning from me.
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 4/29/16 edition on: April 30, 2016, 05:04:46 PM
Grim its tiny little hooks in me
Primal..........still digging this one a lot.

Looking to buy something for PC, but there just isn't much I want at the moment.
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Who else sucks in online games? on: April 30, 2016, 11:09:15 AM
I'll pitch a tent in this camp. The person who said the community in shooters is often unapproachable for help, is right on. But other than not liking the community so much, I also find it boring after a week or so. Its the same death with the same results every time.
These die-hard FPS players have sunk more time into their games of choice than most do with a serious hobby in the real World.

Remember that when you next get the urge to play. If you want to go play football would you see if the Denver Broncos wanted a hand? No.
Just try to better yourself each time I guess, if its important to be a top player to you. Compare yourself to your last session, not others.

I much prefer single player games now. With the exception being MMO's. But,  I'm at the end of my tether with those stale old games too.

We need a "paradigm" shift in the gaming World. It all feels stale to me.  icon_neutral
8  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ever won anything good? on: April 29, 2016, 03:13:06 PM
I won a colouring contest, run by the local newspaper...I was 6. They mentioned me in the newspaper as Master Paul.
Of course the only thing I master these days are a set of stairs.  nod
9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 4/22/16 Death of an Icon Edition on: April 23, 2016, 11:12:37 AM
Grim Dawn........

Still clicking away in GD.

RIP "The Artist with no name" Prince, a real original.
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Oculus Rift VR headset on: April 23, 2016, 11:09:19 AM
I agree with Mark-Z, on the opinion that real buzz, and sales for mainstream markets are still 5 years off.
I consider myself an average player in terms of length of sessions, to length of interest held in most games.
And I have no spark at all for this technology just yet. It will be worth the wait, I believe.
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Harvest Moon-like game No. 1 at Steam's top sellers list on: April 15, 2016, 11:30:27 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on April 15, 2016, 09:36:51 PM

So how long would you say you have to play before you really start to "get it"?  Or get to the "good stuff" with more options?

I laughed, and I laughed.  nod
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (4/05/16) on: April 06, 2016, 06:50:47 AM
So many good solid games in my back log. There is nothing coming out, that can beat any of my back log.
So , "Once more, into the Breach".............................plonk.
13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, Xbox One] DiRT Rally - new Codemasters racing game on: April 05, 2016, 04:25:14 PM
Some of the wrecks I've driven over the finish line, are down right physically impossible to drive. I'm like a pin-ball ricocheting
of the banks of the roads. I win some, but with Smithsonian type wrecks at the finish. Great game.
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1]Final Fantasy XV on: April 01, 2016, 02:35:23 PM

Quote from: farley2k on April 01, 2016, 01:06:27 PM

The Witcher 3 has ruined gaming for me.  I am sure I was supposed to be blown away by how the water looks, or the changing weather, or the fireworks effects but they were just all fine and certainly not better than the Witcher 3. 

I will also say the combat was far less fun.  I understand it is a different system, but at the same time it is quite similar and not as good. 

I really hope the story is strong. 

Yeah, the Witcher 3 comparison is what I've drawn the line to as the culprit of being less than thrilled with other games. I know certain AAA games I've bought that would have scratched the gaming itch. That is before Witcher 3 hit the beaches running.  What, 2 years and we should have news on Witcher 4.   thumbsup
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (3/29/16) on: April 01, 2016, 08:47:25 AM

Quote from: Gratch on April 01, 2016, 03:41:30 AM

Starpoint Gemini 2 + all the expansions were on Steam for $8 today, so I finally took the plunge.

Now where did I put that x52 HOTAS...?

I played a fair bit of that game. Then Elite:Dangerous was released. I couldn't go back to it.
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (3/29/16) on: March 30, 2016, 03:54:02 PM
I purchased, Grim Dawn yesterday. And already I'm putting it not too many rungs on the ladder below Diablo 3(fully patched, fully fixed)
Some are saying this is what they hoped Diablo 3 would have been when released. I'm not sure about that. I was just musing the other day about,
If you could only have one game on one platform for the rest of your gaming days what would they be?

For me most likely Diablo 3 on PC

But, Grim dawn has many moons to go, before you can really compare the two accurately. By then, I imagine from my short time with GD,
Its going to be a real corker of a game.  I love the ambience, the depth of options, and screens to mull over the many choices in a two/hybrid
class option game.
I bought it on a bored-whim(the worst kind)..I believe this is going to remain on my Active Duty List of games for a while.

17  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / R.I.P. Mr. Mayor... on: March 22, 2016, 05:07:01 PM
Rob Ford, ex-Toronto Mayor, died today from his battle with a rare Cancer.
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] The Division (Tom Clancy) on: March 19, 2016, 09:28:53 PM
Is Division at all like, Metro:Last Light?

Any screens I've seen, remind me of Metro's look...
19  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: 2016 Republican Nomination on: March 18, 2016, 09:11:57 AM
Talk about, damned if you do, and damned if you don't situations.
If Trump gets in, there is lots of room right here on Georgian Bay. Come on up, I promise we won't start a war.
We might peace-keep a conflict, but start a war, not Canada.  smile
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (3/08/16) on: March 17, 2016, 03:39:29 PM



21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (3/15/16) on: March 16, 2016, 06:10:17 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on March 14, 2016, 08:22:13 PM

UFC 2 on the XB1
I have got to get me a Console soon. I don't want all the systems(cool way of saying, no moola) X-Box about the best bet?
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (3/15/16) on: March 14, 2016, 03:08:24 PM
Nothing this week. Still playing Primal.
Swtor, another story chapter just released.
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry: Primal takes it back to the Stone Age on: March 10, 2016, 07:16:49 PM
I'm really having a blast. Another thing has happened since I changed my play style, I've been made to jump out of my skin
on a couple of occasions. last night. Darkened computer room, head set on fairly loud. Suspension of dis-belief is working,
I'm crouched, not lighting my torch(wanting to keep as stealthy as I can., I know I saw the White Cave Lion around here..
SNARL right in my ear in game, I jumped so hard, I lost all my composure and after trying to get a hit, in the dark, no cues on, 
I couldn't get a hit on, so off I ran screeming all the way. Leaving my wolf dead in my wake.  So much fun. It says I'm not even 10 percent done yet.

24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry: Primal takes it back to the Stone Age on: March 09, 2016, 07:12:10 PM
 icon_eek   Amazed at how this game has drawn me in. Of which, I totally helped happen. I love it when a plan
comes together. At one point I would have got a refund. So glad I didn't. It's truly one of those games where the
cliché of:   You get out, what you put in. Applies totally to this game. Of course, YMMV.

glad my post didn't come after this article. I hate when that happens.
25  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: 2016 Republican Nomination on: March 09, 2016, 11:12:17 AM
It looks to be a lose, lose situation for you folks south of the 49th parallel North.

Trump - the World losses
Clinton - oh man, please say no.
Bernie - A good old boy, who probably wouldn't have the oomph to get much done in office
Cruz - I think I would pick Trump over Cruz, he seems to me to be that stereotype of a sleezy Politician.

The next 4 years should be.............scary.
26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Harvest Moon-like game No. 1 at Steam's top sellers list on: March 07, 2016, 09:49:28 AM

Quote from: Caine on March 06, 2016, 06:14:06 PM

Whether you love it or not depends heavily on whether you enjoyed Harvest Moon and its genre.  All signs point to this being the definitive version of the genre with improvements carried over from other games.

Never played, Harverst Moon. If its like this game, I doubt it would make a difference.  Definitely something I would play with my Grandchildren though.  icon_smile
27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Harvest Moon-like game No. 1 at Steam's top sellers list on: March 06, 2016, 08:17:03 AM
I have the game, bought on hearing all the good about it.
I don't get the love.
It seems like a little app you might run on a I-phone.

But hey, if this is gaming Nirvana for some, then so be it.
28  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry: Primal takes it back to the Stone Age on: March 05, 2016, 04:42:22 PM

Quote from: shon on March 05, 2016, 04:40:30 PM

I changed the way I usually play these games as well.  I am limiting how many health bars I use, I think I may stop at just 4 of them and I don't use the quick heal either which makes the fights very interesting. 
I turned off all the UI and haven't missed it at all. 

Nice, you gave me some new stuff to add to the list.

Good ideas.
29  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry: Primal takes it back to the Stone Age on: March 05, 2016, 04:08:35 PM
Ok, we're well under way now. eek icon_twisted and I've found the deeper play I was looking for.
Along the same thoughts as Caine. I realized it wasn't the lack of deepness in the game-play, so much as it is
the speed, and attitude of play style, When I first started playing I was oh yeah its pretty, where are the T-Rex?
Its a style of play I have in some FPS I've played. Run and Gun. This way will either get you so frustrated you rage-quit
or so bored you fall-asleep-quit.
This is Wine, not a Mug of draft beer. It becomes an amazing experience for me when I did a 180 in how I played.
It becomes so much more tense, and expectant of deep trouble. Which is the way you'd feel being on the lowest rung of the food chain.

I'm also getting some great head-shots in pretty often, IF I play it right. I find handling 3 or more enemies much more interesting, and strategic. Before?  Tag them from above, drop to Earth, light my arrows and run in like a goat.

If you are finding it a bit, huh? for you, check your style of playing. How you're seeing the game, from a role-playing perspective. It works, so work it.  nod
30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry: Primal takes it back to the Stone Age on: March 03, 2016, 12:38:49 PM
The gameplay is great, even exciting at times. But does it ever change as the game progresses?
After a few hours of waiting for the next level of the game to unfold, into something a bit deeper,
I'm still getting my gaming kicks from it. But if this is the meat and potatoes of the game I've already done,
then I can't see me playing much longer.
31  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: RIP - David Bowie on: March 02, 2016, 01:07:47 PM
Yeah, always sad when an Artist of his ilk pass on. For me he was always there trough my music loving journey.
I remember when Ziggy Stardust was introduced to the World. Amazing how Bowie captivated the industry with his
fearless changes of persona, and everyone of them worked.  Diamond Dogs is my favorite, but in all honesty, how can
you pick just one of anything with David Bowie.?

Ground control to Major Tom.........................Bon Voyage David. See you on the flip side(of the Vinyl)

Oh, and nobody rocked the Mullet like you. smile

An Original.

( the reference to Lemmy was good)
32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry: Primal takes it back to the Stone Age on: March 01, 2016, 09:54:50 PM
Well, no more speculating. I did a Steam buy of the game, and I'm glad I did so far.
I have no idea, from my perspective anyway, what those nay sayers are on about.??

I run the Benchmark for Each graphical setting.

On High, I got over 60fps Average
On V-High, a fair drop of about 15 fps
On Ultra....Highest was 49, Lowest(which I look for) was 30, Average do the math. slywink
I have i5 4790 3.35mhz, 6 gigs,fast ram, and a GTX-960. So by no means a fast rig,,,but yet for me, even Ultra is very playable.

Gameplay wise, still early hours. But what Ive done so far, has grabbed me, and the Atmosphere is great. Not sure about sub-titles the whole way through
IF you want to know what they all are saying. Small price.  Can't wait to get to taming and some of the bigger melee's. If you like FarCry, you'll like Primal for sure.
If you played FC and didn't like the game play, this just might have what you're looking for, as opposed to the more traditional settings.

as with me, YMMV
33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry: Primal takes it back to the Stone Age on: March 01, 2016, 06:38:37 PM
Ok, looks like its some rigs and not others. Do you use NVidia card #9?
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry: Primal takes it back to the Stone Age on: March 01, 2016, 03:00:37 PM
There's a shit storm happening over at Steam. More than a few PC customers are all getting the same
error message, and still haven't been in the game. Some that are in are very negative about the graphics,
to a one, saying Facry 4 looked much better.

My wife called from town and asked if I wanted a game, yep I says, Primal it is.
After reading a few comments on Steam I almost frantically called her to nix the purchase.
But it will be a steam card, so I do have some options.

Any PC gamers playing this one?
35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry: Primal takes it back to the Stone Age on: February 28, 2016, 12:20:49 PM
I've been trying to finish Farcry 4 for months. It's not a bad game, and some things I really like.
But over-all it just leaves me a bit flat after playing 30 minutes.

I'm wrestling with the notion to pick this up for the PC in a couple of days. But there seems to be a
common "groan" with players. That the game feels like Farcry 4 re-skinned. That the game play
is so similar to 4 that is feels copied.
You can't comment on the PC version, but I'm sure the play is not much different on consoles.

Do you feel like its a fresh, fun, new way of playing the Farcry engine.?
Or just a re-skin of FC4?

What say ye, oh soothsayers of Gaming Trend.............
36  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry: Primal takes it back to the Stone Age on: February 21, 2016, 01:19:54 PM
Why not start a fresh series. To me it should have its own run at it, instead of the constant comparisons to the other Farcries.

37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] XCOM2 screenshots/movies-only thread on: February 16, 2016, 04:51:41 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on February 06, 2016, 02:14:52 PM

I would just like to say

you're all really letting me down.

-Autistic Angel

 icon_cry I can't believe you did this? You paid no mind to the friends you have.............up North. Please sir, put a Leaf in it   slywink
38  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2015 SuperBowl on: February 08, 2016, 02:55:11 PM
Happy for the Mannings. What excellance these two brothers have broght to the NFL. thumbsup
39  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] XCOM 2 on: February 08, 2016, 11:06:09 AM
Loose lips sink ships.  So does quality recon.
40  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (1/18/2016) on: January 18, 2016, 09:37:27 PM
In the final throws, trying to decide if I take the big plunge back into WoW.
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