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41  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
42  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.
43  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.

Impressed.
44  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.
45  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...
46  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
47  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (3/08/16) on: March 17, 2016, 03:39:29 PM
Starbound

Primal

SWToR

48  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?
49  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.
Diablo-3
Swtor, another story chapter just released.
50  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.

51  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.
52  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.
Rubio
et-al.

The next 4 years should be.............scary.
53  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
54  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.
55  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.
56  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
57  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.
58  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)
59  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 ........you 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
60  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?
61  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?
62  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.............
63  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.

64  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
65  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
66  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] XCOM 2 on: February 08, 2016, 11:06:09 AM
Loose lips sink ships.  So does quality recon.
67  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.
68  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: RIP - Alan Rickman on: January 18, 2016, 10:14:55 AM
His voice on TV would get me running to watch him. He was a very quick-wit-Brit.

An interesting little movie...Truly, madly, deeply. For me it was a pleasure watching him
bob and weave through conversation, so quick with a retort.

For me he was in a class of his own. Especially the parts that he chose to portray.
I would have thoroughly enjoyed seeing him in theater, playing some over the top Shakespeare roles.

So young. 7 years older than me...........gulp.  J/K smile

R.I.P.R. 
69  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: New WoW Expansion revealed @ Gamescom on: January 17, 2016, 06:22:37 PM
Yeah, you're probably right. Starting over I'm sure they've streamlined the leveling process?
It really would be like playing it for the first time anyway.

70  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: New WoW Expansion revealed @ Gamescom on: January 17, 2016, 12:53:28 AM
Interesting. I haven't played WoW since the time around the release of Burning Crusade.  I would really
like to make a return to WoW, but the task of catching up with everything seems daunting.
I've missed tons of new developments..Does Blizzard have a way of streamlining the return trip?

I kicked around the idea for something like this being handled in game: Each expansion would have say,
10 hours of play, weaving the new stuff and abiliities into game-play. I would rather that then *poof*
your max level for that expansion.

Anyone attempt a big return to Wow, have any knowledge of this subject?
I'm not enjoying the newer MMO's. I'm burned out for bit on the picture post-card
visuals, and they become very fast a screen shot simulator.
I really liked Wow and its visual style. Cartoon y, yet not so much.

I'm partially in shock still from thinking of a return to Wow. 
Get back into playing the Cow.
71  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How is everyone? on: January 12, 2016, 08:29:10 AM
Welcome back. Grab that green recliner.

Check out Subnautica, on Steam. Low price, big surprise.
72  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2016 gaming resolution on: December 29, 2015, 03:24:04 PM
This year I developed a habit of buying new games well before finishing the one previous. 2016, No new games until the previous buy is done.

73  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend playlist - Expanded Christmas edition, 12/23 on: December 26, 2015, 09:47:10 PM
Quote from: Crawley link=topic=52881.msg991191#msg991191 date=1451160869

I've been playing some of new release of [b
Dungeon Lords [/b]- this is the 2005 action RPG that had several buggy releases. Put in 4hrs in to it. It lives up to the "dungeon" name as these 4 hours have been spent in sewers, a small town, and now a crypt. I'm itching to explore but there's no chance of that yet. Ugh. c is intuitive and has opened up new things I have to work towards. It's $14 on the Steam sale right now and worth checking out if you either like the survival games or were curious about trying them - can always Steam refund.
a

Steam refund works. And works well. You can get a handful of hours playing a game(no demo maybe) to see if it's what you want, or if you can run it. Preview the game before you commit.
74  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Merry Christmas one and all. on: December 24, 2015, 02:58:45 PM
And Ceekay where ever you are. You have yourself the best Christmas ever... nod
75  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Assassin's Creed Unity on: December 24, 2015, 12:47:03 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 07, 2014, 02:41:57 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on November 07, 2014, 01:28:13 AM

Why do you guys still play games on the PC?  Weird.

I hope this is a joke...  If not, I'd say it's for many reasons depending on the game or person: cheaper prices and frequent sales, higher framerates and resolutions, mod support, longer lifespan for games in general, faster patching, mouse and keyboard support, choice of gamepad, and on and on.

Excellent response. I have never owned a console. When the kids were small I'd bang away on theirs, but never felt the need to get one.
I like the PC way of things. I enjoy working with my system, the whole way of things with a PC is more attractive then what consoles can offer me/

Also, I have never seen or heard of great games on consoles that made me even think of getting one. There is always something new in the PC world.
76  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GOTY 2015 on: December 22, 2015, 03:43:29 PM
And the Winner is...............Miss Columbia, oops, I mean Witcher 3. A masterpiece of gaming excellence.
77  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Biggest disappointment/surprise of the year 2015 on: December 22, 2015, 03:38:23 PM
Fallout 4.  I was so far off my prediction of this game. I stopped playing Fo4, and fired up New Vegas. Ahhh, there it is, that "something" that 4 is missing.

Nice surprise:  Codemaster's,, Dirt Ralley. This racer is tight. It hits all the buttons for me, from the wingman calling out the road ahead, crowds cheering
when you barely slow down for a hair-pin, dive into the corner, hit hand brake, goose her again, and she's off. Great drifting. Graphics, sound, atmosphere, all there.

On another game I just got, Farcry 4, again I much preferred 3. This game was a 2014 release, I thought it came out at the beginning of the year.
This is a disappointment as well.

78  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mad Max - open world game from Avalanche on: December 16, 2015, 09:36:37 PM
My hand is over the purchase now button on Steam.
Did some snooping around today, just to see what kind of feel I get from the players.

There seems to be a fairly substantial consensus from "gamers" that its a great game.
Some saying 11/10, and then you have the payed-Critics of the game. They are not very
keen on the game at all.

I come here to get abused, but also I value "your" opinions on games.

Yes, I'm with the gamers.

No, I'm with the critics.
79  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: HURTWORLD........not another one. on: December 14, 2015, 04:53:11 PM
Subnautica is a great game, already. Its an underwater paradise...watch out for the wild-life though.

Salt is pretty well done as well, but I haven't much time in that one at all.
80  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HURTWORLD........not another one. on: December 13, 2015, 01:19:49 PM
Last two or three days when I log into Steam, I get the big splash page with the latest offerings.
Hurtworld is being promoted with a lot of positive feed-back. Yes, it's another Survival game.

Hurtworld, by the reviews, is the best Survival game yet. Hard-core Vets of the genre say its better
than Rust-Legacy.
When you see the add for it, you might just want to click on "next".
It looks at first like a very early Alpha build(graphics).

When you dig in a bit to see the fuss............You realize its not all hype.
It has some unique offerings that others don't.
They classify it as "Hard-core" survival. No hand holding they say. Watched a few videos on YT.
These folk playing in the Vid's, seem to be having a blast in - game.  How strange.   icon_wink

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