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1  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is your biggest surprises and disappointments of 2016? on: December 29, 2016, 10:38:28 AM
Final Fantasy XV.  Just couldn't get into it. The combat although visceral, was to frantic and confusing to be fun all the time. I didn't like the driving around just to get story bites. It was just boring for me.
2  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (October 23, 2016) on: October 25, 2016, 06:04:00 PM
Giving Skyrim on xbox1 a go. I'm ready for another play through.  nod
3  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 10/21/16 Edition on: October 25, 2016, 09:03:00 AM

Quote from: Soulchilde on October 24, 2016, 02:09:09 PM

I finished Mafia 3 and while the game was okay it's not worth the current price.  I ignored much of the side missions and concentrated on the main story line.   I spent the majority of my time with ESO and I had a ton of fun again. 

I just jumped back into ESO. Haven't played it in ages. Its fresh again.  nod
4  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, XB1, PC] Battlefield 1 (Alt-history WW1) on: October 22, 2016, 09:58:28 PM

Quote from: drifter on October 22, 2016, 04:30:44 PM

Don't buy this for single player.  The solo missions are short stories anywhere from 2 - 6 "arcs" so to speak.  I have finished the air craft one and the Italian one they essentially introduce you to gameplay and different classes.  They are nice stories but not worth buying the game for.

Thanks for the warning.
5  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, XB1, PC] Battlefield 1 (Alt-history WW1) on: October 22, 2016, 06:14:51 AM
Would really like some hands on impressions of the single player campaign. I avoid multiplay with games like this for the same reason others have stated.
6  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Fall 2016 Season Begins! on: October 13, 2016, 05:15:46 AM
I just binged on, The Path, with Aaron Paul. About a hippie movement that is turning into a seriously skewed cult.
Hugh Dancy plays the Kool-Aid maker.  Well done, and a very different premise.
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mafia 3 Confirmed - More info @ Gamescom - Trailer Added on: October 10, 2016, 01:43:37 PM
Xbox1.  If not for the story, atmosphere, and gameplay, this game would be just OK.   Tongue

Seriously, I'm in a movie, and totally captivated by the story line. I just have to see how it all plays out. nod

The graphics are functional. I also am getting hitches and stutters, but mainly in the cut-scenes. The driving, and gun play are smooth enough.
There is a ton of driving so far, but as long as it pushes the story forward, I'm ok with it.  I'm still wrestling a bit with the controls. But that's not the game designs fault. My first console in years, I'm still getting use to the controller and aiming with two sticks. I had to take the difficulty down a notch, just to keep the fluidity of the gameplay moving on.
This game will be all about the story for me. The rest is as they say, gravy.  thumbsup

8  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mafia 3 Confirmed - More info @ Gamescom - Trailer Added on: October 08, 2016, 06:59:08 PM
They say the fix is in for a patch this week-end to address the major issues.
9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mafia 3 Confirmed - More info @ Gamescom - Trailer Added on: October 08, 2016, 06:01:25 PM
My first purchase for my new Xbox1. I'm enjoying the presentation, and story so far, about 3 hours in. No performance problems other than cut-scenes. It momentarily hitches during the scene. I wont rate the visuals because this is my first game on a current console. I'll wait till I've played a couple of other top titles and see how it stacks up.
I've read the comments over on Steam, and it looks like PC users are not enjoying their game as much as I am.  Seems to all be about frame rate lock at 30fps. Those that do push on and play for story and ambience are giving it much better marks.

10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: My first console in years. on: October 06, 2016, 12:57:23 PM
Yeah, its too bad I played the crap out of Wi
tcher 3, on the PC.
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: My first console in years. on: October 05, 2016, 05:57:26 PM
Thanks for the link. Yep, I knew the PS4 had more RPG's, but I don't like Anime or the J-rpg's as much.
I think I'll be able to find some gaming gems from some of the lists that are popping up. Love how the TV and such are
all integrated with the xbone, really nice Ui.
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / My first console in years. on: October 05, 2016, 05:43:15 AM
Finally, I pulled the trigger and purchased a Xbox-one. I was pleasantly surprised at how small they've managed to make it. Even the power bar is built in, nice.
Anyway, I haven't followed ANY of the Xbox games to know which is the definitive ones to get.

Is there a game that most feel is a must have for the console? Mine came with Halo 5, Fallout 4. I have F-4 on Pc. And Halo doesn't really float my boat.
In the PC world I like MMO's, RPG's, ARPG's...and good story driven adventure games.

I'm not sure about Mafia3, whether to get that for the xbox or PC.

Any tips on great games for the xbone appreciated.
13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: September 28, 2016, 09:14:53 PM
Rightly so. icon_mad
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XBone] Everspace (roguelike space shooter w/ persistent progression) on: September 16, 2016, 11:07:26 AM
Went ahead and got this, against better judgment. What's there is ok-good, but be forewarned there is very little content.
Sector to sector you warp, clearing each one as you go. "picking up" the goodies that are around. No realistic flight model, but I don't think
that's a concern for this "game". And that's what it is, its not a Sim. It doesn't try to be, not yet anyway. Its a pretty shell. But, we've all seen
developer's hang in there with their games, and over time turn them into something special. I will reserve judgment till much further down the developing
If you like being there at the beginning of something that has potential to be good, then grab it.
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Project Highrise - Skyscraper Construction & Management on: September 07, 2016, 08:42:47 PM
I gotta find a game soon to renew my joy of gaming. Gone off everything. And this is a genre I would never play.
So what the heck, maybe its what I need. retard
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: August 30, 2016, 11:48:59 AM
It should only scare those away who intended on following the same path. IE: BS'ing their way to success. If they're genuine in their desire for some fringe exploration, failure wont stop them. But the fear of being found out lying, might scare the less sincere in our midst. I still say they have lied.
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: August 27, 2016, 07:54:02 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on August 27, 2016, 05:39:11 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on August 27, 2016, 05:31:16 PM

Quote from: TiLT on August 27, 2016, 05:11:02 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on August 27, 2016, 04:26:15 PM

I'm sorry, when there are never any official words on things there is little to go on but anecdotal evidence.  And there were more than the one person reporting the similar issue in that thread, including people who were able to test and reproduce the error as they discovered new planets. 

If we're not going to report on potentially game breaking bugs, what the fuck do you want to talk about?  I'm still waiting for the multiplayer that you insisted was in the game...

It's not a bug but the result of the discoveries not having been uploaded properly to the servers due to them being overloaded in the first few days. The person who originally reported the problem later got the "lost" discoveries back when his game synced up.

It's kind of fascinating how people will jump all over the dev for saying things that turned out not to be true, but then turn around and not apply the same standards to themselves when spreading rumors about what's true or not in the game (see: the list of missing features someone compiled on Reddit, which was full of features that actually were in the game but which the author just hadn't stumbled upon because of the RNG).

This game's release has been a clusterfuck of the worst kind of internet echo chamber. I normally love following discussions about new games on forums, but this game has been frustrating to follow because of all the people who aren't the target audience shitting all over it, and most of them haven't even played the game to begin with. There's a bizarre form of schadenfreude over the game's release, as if some people are insulted that someone would dare release something that doesn't appeal to them.

Kind of like people who won't admit they were wrong about features they insisted were in the game, but turned out not to be...

Be as defensive as you want, but they clearly stated multiple times that there was multiplayer, that you could fight other players, and see other players.  It's not in the game.  That is a lie.

No.  When he said that, it was probably in the works.  However, later, he said that it wasn't a true multiplayer experience, and that you shouldn't go in looking for that.

As with most games, I stopped following this before release (I picked up on most of the info later, to see what the hubbub was about).  I still got that message loud and clear.

And the fact that there's a Multiplayer label on the back of the box that was later covered up, shows how late in development certain aspects had to be changed.

Stop throwing around the word "lie" when, at the very least, it's unclear if it applies at all.

Let me guess, you're a Lawyer? You'd make a good one.  slywink
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: August 27, 2016, 04:36:11 AM
He said there were parts of the game in the completed version that weren't. That's not dreaming, that's lying. Straight up, he knew what he was saying.
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: August 27, 2016, 02:06:59 AM
Has there been any kind of developer response to all of the negativity?

I want to like the game, I think there is potential. But its almost totally unrealized. After a couple of hours, you've had just about enough of work without reward. There is just nothing to get excited about  in the game-play. No anticipation, no real goals other than, "one more planet". No rewards for what you're doing. You're doing, for the sake of doing. And that gets old fast.
All the video's I've seen with the developer lying about the game, and yet I can't believe Steam wouldn't take some kind of action. They should.
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: August 22, 2016, 04:05:20 PM

Quote from: farley2k on August 22, 2016, 03:32:04 PM

Angry Joe review

NSFW for language

When you hear it like this, makes you wonder when the lawsuits are gonna start rolling out. Blatant lying.
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: August 15, 2016, 03:56:47 PM
Took me 2hrs. of play time to realize, this game needs two more years in development. Love steam's refund policy. I would like to know the ratio of purchased games vs. returned games. Talk about false advertising.
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: August 12, 2016, 06:54:23 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on August 12, 2016, 06:44:51 PM

Man, this thing is running like utter crap on my system (i7, GTX 760, 8GB).

Despite changing the max FPS in the Options, mine still tops out at 30 even.  And then running around I get like 20-22 fps, and when certain things happen it can even drop to single digits.  I have lowered settings to all Medium or Low and that still didn't seem to change anything.

Just absolutely horrible right now for a first person game.  Hopefully a patch or new driver or something helps this.

Ditto. frown     (960 GTX)
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: August 11, 2016, 10:37:47 AM
Hype to me means, puffing something up to the max of realistic expectations, venturing into stratosphere type excellence. Hype is just B.S. to me. Marketing special forces. smile
Why we even continue to be disappointed after months of un-realistic expectations being pumped at us as a norm in the game.? We all know its hype, but yet for some strange reason we get disappointed when the hype materializes into nothing more than hot air once the game is in your hands.??

We know by now that not all games will appeal to all players. Why do we still hold out for hope of the game being everything the marketers tell us it is.? Some will hate, some will love, and some, probably most, will ride the middle view.

This poor games has been shelled by hype artillery. Its almost a rubble in people's minds, and yet they haven't even loaded it up themselves.??

I'll just say that the game looks interesting enough by my own standards, and like all of you, I will buy it, and in the end, make up my own mind.
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: August 11, 2016, 05:43:20 AM

Quote from: Lordnine on August 11, 2016, 04:44:43 AM

MMOs are largely popular because you are doing the repetitive task with other people.  You are also rewarded with unique items that you can then “show off” to other people.  You take out the player interaction and you are left with a pretty dull experience.   I’m sure there are some people who DO enjoy MMOs solo but I would wager they are the outliers instead of the norm.  

Of course, if you enjoy the game, all the power to you.  Although I am curious, what type of review would you want if not one about the gameplay?

Game-play is a subjective thing. Some people love to grind. Some hate it. Some like to grind in one game, and hate it in another. Its all subjective to a point. If the game is new and looking to be innovative, then to me that's the draw. I'm under no illusion that at the moment there isn't really anything new under the Sun in the gameplay department. We're all playing re-hashed, re-dressed, games. But there are aspects of these games that we enjoy. Atmosphere, music, dialogue,.......One man's atmosphere is another mans disappointment. I dunno, I guess early reviews like this never seem to be that accurate once the game is released, post first day patch.
25  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: August 11, 2016, 04:01:14 AM
You can reduce anything to negative parts if your so disposed. Every game is repetitive, take MMO's and their great success. What's the formula? Same thing over and over and over again, yet people devote years to loyal subscriptions to the game. This type of review, about game play means nothing to me. Games like this have to be played if you have any interest in them, due to the fact that doing the same thing over and over, appeals to a large part of the gaming World.  How can it not?
26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: August 08, 2016, 07:57:08 PM
Might have been said but isn't this looking like a response to the negative review the $2000.00 guy gave the game(30hours)
I'm sure they had a day one patch ready, but maybe they're making sound like the game is completely over-hauled so the fear of the negative review wont influence the buyer as much?
27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Favorite game purchase going blind (i.e. not looking at any pre-release stuff) on: August 05, 2016, 03:52:47 PM
Unreal. It was my first foray into the FPS genre. When you're in the hall-way at the beginning and the lights begin to switch off one by one slowly heading toward you and darkness...So freaky good. smile
28  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: August 05, 2016, 03:48:03 PM
might as well jump.........................
29  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
30  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!!!!!
31  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
32  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fork in the road? on: May 08, 2016, 11:28:22 AM
All good points, Tilt.

33  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.
34  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.
35  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
36  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
37  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.
38  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.
39  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
40  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.
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