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1  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DOOM on: February 05, 2016, 06:46:20 PM

Quote from: TiLT on February 05, 2016, 05:41:46 PM

Quote from: farley2k on February 05, 2016, 05:05:12 PM

Although the fact that it hasn't been posted in for over 120 days makes me wonder if there is any interest in the game.

What has there been to post? The game has been kept mostly quiet from the publisher, so we haven't known much. I'm looking forward to it, particularly since they're building upon what was learned from Wolfenstein.

Wolfenstein is what has me interested as well.

The Conan video definitely upped my interest, too, though it's a little bizarre that they're promoting it on that show 3 whole months before release.
2  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] XCOM 2 on: February 01, 2016, 07:29:10 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on February 01, 2016, 07:00:50 PM

I'm an XCOM wimp and won't be playing with mods or Impossible/Iron Man mode or whatever. I tend to shamelessly save and restore from savegames often. It's of course unfair/not realistic, but half the fun for me with this genre is simply trying different strategies in certain situations and then reloading to try something else, after the inevitable facepalm.  smirk

If I get overly frustrated I tend too often to rage quit and the like. So perhaps I'll play on Easy mode but see if I can resist restoring savegames in combat.  icon_smile I do look forward to hearing how the hard core set enjoys tough difficulties and the mod stuff.


This is me, too, although I don't rage quit so much as not come back to the game for a while, which turns out to be a very long while.
3  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (2/3/16) on: February 01, 2016, 01:13:09 PM
Gravity Rush Remastered is en route.

I may get Not a Hero.

One of these days I'll finish the original XCom (and the original reboot to boot).

I'm sure there's something else in there
4  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox free Games With Gold program on: January 28, 2016, 04:29:28 AM
Hand of Fate is great, though I wish I didn't already have it now.

Didn't they already do Styx?

EDIT: Maybe that was PS+
5  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Witness on: January 28, 2016, 04:28:34 AM

Quote from: Crawley on January 28, 2016, 04:09:01 AM

Ok. I came across two logs that played some audio. But right now it's just rambling nonsense.

Puzzles are starting to get nasty where if you don't get it in one you have to go back and re-do the previous puzzle. I'm using my cell phone to take pictures of the puzzles I've solved to combat this when it occurs.

Finished up the stones in the water puzzles and have moved on to the apples in the tree puzzles - I like these better as you have to move around to get the right perspective before you can solve the puzzle.

I so want to like this game so holding out its a pretty slow burn.

I suspect that the logs are going to continue to be pretentious.  Some will love them, of course, and I can appreciate the message, but they are way too long and "on point" so far.

If you're using the PS4, you can press (what used to be) the Select button and take a screenshot of the puzzle, then load it in the PS viewer (whatever it's called).  From there, it's a simple double click on the PS button to swap you back and forth between picture and game.
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Witness on: January 27, 2016, 07:27:23 PM

Quote from: Ridah on January 27, 2016, 04:55:02 PM

I just learned that the game doesn't have music? Has that affected anyone's enjoyment of it? The developers and media have been comparing it to Myst, which I was excited for, but a huge part of the Myst experience was the soundtrack. Not that The Witness needs to be like Myst for me to enjoy it, but they shouldn't be compared to each other, despite the similarities of being on an island and solving puzzles.

No.

Honestly, I think music would be distracting.
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Witness on: January 27, 2016, 02:30:55 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on January 27, 2016, 01:54:54 PM

And... 'stuck' in the first area with seven switches completed but no idea how to even locate the eight which I need to unlock the bottom panel on the gate. Gentle hint, kind folks?

Follow the wires.  But I can't imagine you didn't do that.  Sometimes there are more than one wire connected to a box, so make sure the right one is glowing.
8  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [iOS/PC] Crashlands. You should really go buy this. on: January 26, 2016, 04:04:44 PM
I've heard nothing but great things. I'm trying to decide if I want to go iPhone or PC.

Any ideas?
9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (1/26/16) on: January 25, 2016, 05:03:35 AM
As far as Tomb Raider goes, I think Caine was talking about the less than stellar sales for the game on the Xbone.

I myself will get Lego Avengers and maybe The Witness.

10  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: January 20, 2016, 09:46:29 PM

Quote from: farley2k on January 20, 2016, 09:20:44 PM

These are cool

Star Wars Doodles Come to Life in These Awesome Short Vine Videos

https://vine.co/v/iOWLxEMugT2

https://vine.co/v/iq1Y70il9zb

https://vine.co/v/ihrhmUZ17Ow

Neat.
11  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movie trailer catch all on: January 20, 2016, 03:51:42 PM
I have to say, I really dug that SS trailer.  More than I thought I would.

Harley is pulling that show together, though.
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Psychonauts 2!!! on: January 20, 2016, 03:50:34 PM
Coming to RB4 in the January update.




I love crazy random crossovers like this.
13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (1/18/2016) on: January 20, 2016, 05:34:42 AM

Quote from: EddieA on January 20, 2016, 02:15:48 AM

There are some nice launch discounts this week - A Boy & His Blob is $8.49, Dark Cloud 2 is $11.24, and Deadly Tower of Monsters is $9.89.  I think the first two require XB Gold/PS+, but the Deadly Tower discount doesn't.

I'm not seeing Deadly Tower of Monsters anywhere.  It was supposed to be on PS4 tonight.

EDIT: Nevermind, I found it online.
14  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: January 19, 2016, 04:45:23 PM
Celebrity Nano Impressions

This guy is great.  These are super quick impressions of celebrities in small situations like Antonio Banderas forgetting his password or Michael Caine trying to open a jar for someone or John C Reilly using a word he's only mostly sure about.
15  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 19, 2016, 04:45:02 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on January 19, 2016, 03:47:57 PM

Quote from: farley2k on January 19, 2016, 03:27:07 PM



And here I thought I was the only one who slept on a sheet cake.   icon_lol

You idiots, the sheet is supposed to go on top of you.
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Star Citizen on: January 16, 2016, 08:57:03 PM
http://gamingtrend.com/forums/console-gaming/chris-roberts-(wing-commander-privateer-freelancer)-is-back/
17  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movie trailer catch all on: January 15, 2016, 11:04:28 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on January 15, 2016, 09:57:08 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 15, 2016, 04:21:42 PM

The coolest thing about this trailer is that JJ and co. stealthed everybody.  No one even knew this movie existed until today.  As of now, it doesn't even have an IMDB listing.

That's not exactly true. This was previously known as Valencia and was known to be in production, Mary Elizabeth Winstead has even talked about it in interviews. The re-title is the surprise. It's also unclear how connected to Cloverfield it is. ďThe idea came up a long time ago during production. We wanted to make it a blood relative of Cloverfield. The idea was developed over time. We wanted to hold back the title for as long as possible.Ē

Well, those pieces have only recently been put together.  Every news article I saw this morning on it was flabbergasted that this was a completely unknown entity previous to the trailer release.
18  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: RIP - Dan Haggerty on: January 15, 2016, 07:39:17 PM
I'm not sure that Grizzly Adams counts for the "celebrities dying in threes" thing, but I'm still sad he's gone.
19  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movie trailer catch all on: January 15, 2016, 04:21:42 PM
The coolest thing about this trailer is that JJ and co. stealthed everybody.  No one even knew this movie existed until today.  As of now, it doesn't even have an IMDB listing.
20  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movie trailer catch all on: January 15, 2016, 03:02:56 PM

Quote from: farley2k on January 15, 2016, 02:35:10 PM

It looks good.  But not really original.  I mean the idea of people trapped in a tense situation where we have no idea how they got there and they try to escape but one of them tried to stop them.....

Anyway it looks interesting.

It's true.  I feel like I've seen this movie before.  I mean characters talking to each other, sitting down sometimes but other times doing things?  Hasn't that been done to death?
21  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: RIP - Alan Rickman on: January 14, 2016, 05:40:45 PM
In reading about Alan Rickman on FB today, it's been incredible to see how each post chose a different role to represent his work. And the fact that all of them were incredibly iconic.

The first I saw was Snape. Of course, Snape is the one you'd use to represent Rickman. But then I saw Hans Gruber. Of course! Die Hard is the first thing I remember seeing him in. He was so good. Perfect. People posted Truly Madly Deeply and Sense and Sensibility pics. Of course, he's classically trained actor. By Grabthar's Hammer, there's Dr. Lazarus! How'd I forget about him?! Of course, he was so deadpan funny (he was the perfect choice for Marvin in the otherwise weak Hitchhiker's Guide movie).

It's incredible that so many roles can stand as the perfect representation for one person. That's the mark of a great actor.
22  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Batman vs Superman (Man of Steel 2) on: January 13, 2016, 05:27:27 PM

Quote from: farley2k on January 13, 2016, 04:38:06 PM

Batman V. Superman May Be Getting Yet Another Major Supervillain

Spoiler for Hiden:
Okay. You know how Doomsday is obviously going to tussle with DCís main three heroes in Batman V. Superman? And remember how itís rumored that Lex Luthor will also be getting into the action? Well, according to Latino Review, Bizarro will also debut, and heíll be introduced as a future threat in the Justice League movie.

I actually buy this rumor because in DCís New 52 comics, Bizarro is a failed clone of Superman created by Lex Luthor. If movie Lex tried to turn one Kryptonian (Zod) into an instrument of destruction, and if Superman beats Doomsday at the end of BvS, it stands to reason that Lex would want to try again. Maybe heíll be grabbing some of that Superman blood Batman seems so intent on spilling.

That said, adding Bizarro to all the other DC heroes and villains getting packed in the film does seem kind of insane. Honestly, Iím getting worried that Batman and Superman wonít have much time to V each other at all.

Spoiler for Hiden:
That was Bizarro's story in the John Byrne reboot way back in the 80s.
23  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Amazon Prime - 20% off all video game preorders and newly released games on: January 12, 2016, 05:07:19 PM
Ooh, now I have to debate going to Best Buy (same discount) or Amazon. 

Deliveries come late in my area, and I can get to Best Buy at 10am.  OTOH, Best Buy never has products I'm looking for on the shelf, so it's always an hour in the store.  Plus gas.
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma - Dark Arisen out! on: January 12, 2016, 04:46:03 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on January 11, 2016, 09:17:29 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 11, 2016, 07:25:17 PM

Is there a way to continue a save from the 360 to the Xbone?

Is this coming to new gen consoles as well?  I hadn't heard that.

My mistake.  I thought this was for the next gen consoles.  Probably for the best.
25  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma - Dark Arisen out! on: January 11, 2016, 07:25:17 PM
Is there a way to continue a save from the 360 to the Xbone?
26  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Star Trek - Beyond on: January 11, 2016, 03:20:30 PM

Quote from: farley2k on January 11, 2016, 02:22:46 PM



Didn't see a thread for this. 



http://gamingtrend.com/forums/off-topic/(movie)-star-trek-3/

But it is a couple of years old (CeeKay made the last post in it).
27  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: RIP - David Bowie on: January 11, 2016, 02:03:38 PM
Yeah, I had to drive my kid to school this morning.  As usual, I had to wait for her.  I turned on the car and "TVC15" was blasting out of the radio.  I was happily rocking out, and then the DJ came on to deliver the unbelievable news.  Hit me right in the chest.  I was devastated.

EDIT: I just discovered that the B-Side to the "TVC15" single was "We Are the Dead"
28  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: January 10, 2016, 02:02:17 AM

Quote from: YellowKing on January 10, 2016, 01:44:04 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle
Hopefully, we won't be sick of the format and/or grow tired of Star Wars.

Disney doesn't care if you get sick of Star Wars as long as they've hooked your kids. And they don't care if your kids get sick of Star Wars, as long as they've hooked their younger siblings. It's going to be a neverending cycle.  icon_biggrin

I do believe that the more movies they make, the higher the chances of suck. "The new Star Wars movie of year XXXX" will be hit or miss. But that's no different than the current reality - it's just going to be a more frequent debate. And even if us old crotchety fans of the originals don't like the direction it's going, our kids won't know any different. And 30 years from now when we're in the nursing home and they're grown with kids of their own, they'll be reminiscing about how awesome Eps. 7-8-9 were and how the movies of the 2040s suck.



I was including kids and younger kids and grandparents and adults in the "we" - anyone who buys tickets.
29  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: on: January 08, 2016, 03:58:48 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on January 08, 2016, 02:48:59 PM

Quote from: TiLT on January 07, 2016, 09:36:26 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on January 07, 2016, 03:49:21 PM

But we'll find out in May of next year. smile

I was about to correct you, but then I realized that, holy shit, you're right! biggrin

Star Wars movies are about to start hitting at a much faster clip. That's not a good thing, in my opinion, but if they elevate the quality then I'll find it in my heart to accept it. smile

Much the way Jaws (and later Star Wars itself) changed movies dramatically when they came out, the Marvel films have changed the movie landscape.

Interestingly, they've done it by going back to another type of movie that had a major impact: Serials.   Star Wars and Indiana Jones tapped into this, too.

The Marvel movies have been very successful.  And for the most part, pretty good.  And Disney wants to follow suit with Star Wars.  They have some of the same people involved.  They have a group in charge of the franchise in much the same way Marvel's been doing it.

This could work out very well, but they're using the same recipe with different ingredients.

Marvel had decades of different characters and stories, all with potentially different tone and impact (Ant-Man vs Iron Man, say).  Star Wars really just has the three human characters (and two droids and a wookie) and the one family.  I don't think they'll be going near the prequels.  I don't even think we'll get the Old Republic, as that'll bifurcate the story lines.

So now they have to dip into back story, but Star Wars was all about having a ton of back story that never gets revealed (in the films).  That's part of the fun.  There's certainly a lot to dip into, but not all of it should be.  I'm all for a movie about stealing the Death Star plans (although I specifically remember doing it as Kyle Katarn), but I don't need backstory about Boba Fett.  Let him be mysterious. That's what makes him cool (unless you're starting the movie with a Mandalorian glove clawing at the edge of a Sarlacc pit).  And I don't want to see anyone else playing Han Solo, thank you.

Also, they're trying to establish different tones for the films, and this is problematic.  Star Wars needs to feel like Star Wars.  It's not just about making sure there are droids in it and having a ship that looks vaguely Corellian.  I don't want a heavy drama set in the Star Wars universe or a buddy comedy, either.

None the less, this is what Star Wars has become, so we can only hope they handle it right.  So far, so good, at least.

Expect to see even more studios try to pull off what Marvel has done so incredibly well, too.  If anyone has a chance of replicating it, it's Disney (and not just because they have the same resources available, since they own Marvel). Not every blockbuster that came out since Jaws has been successful, but we're still getting them.  I expect this serial, living universe format to be a thing for years to come.  Hopefully, we won't be sick of the format and/or grow tired of Star Wars.
30  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: January 07, 2016, 02:22:50 PM

Quote from: TiLT on January 07, 2016, 05:59:22 AM

Apparently Andy Serkis confirmed in an interview back in November that Snoke is not Darth Plagueis, though the quote doesn't come directly from his mouth. Take it for what it's worth.

Even if it did, a) what does he know? and 2) Abrams is not above putting out misinformation.
31  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Oculus Rift VR headset on: January 07, 2016, 02:21:08 PM

Quote from: ATB on January 07, 2016, 01:41:55 PM

The Occulus Rift will instill discipline in our children and adults alike. Everyone will know discipline

"We want consumers to think to themselves 'I will work more hours to buy one.' We want people to feel that they want it, irrespective of anything else." -Palmer Luckey

I almost posted the Sony quote that this reminded me of, then I realized that this was the Sony quote that this reminded me of.
32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Oculus Rift VR headset on: January 06, 2016, 10:51:50 PM
They definitely missed the mark.  The price is being reported places that wouldn't ordinarily do so.

Just this afternoon, my wife (who is about as tech-savvy as an octogenarian) informed me that I would not be getting an Oculus Rift for my birthday.

Even if sales are decent, they could have been having so many more.
33  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: January 06, 2016, 09:47:06 PM

Quote from: farley2k on January 06, 2016, 07:10:42 PM

I believe enough sources have indicated Snoke has been around long enough that is kind of kills the threory.

Like what?  I'm genuinely asking.

I don't think any theory can be killed entirely in a series that told us directly that someone killed a person but were fudging it with very shady semantics.
34  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: January 06, 2016, 06:59:42 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on January 06, 2016, 06:56:48 PM

Spoiler for Hiden:
He was redeemed at the end of Jedi, hanging out with his force ghost buddies.

Spoiler for Hiden:
Doesn't mean you can't extract cells from his flesh (if someone stumbled on the funeral pyre, as has been rumored [is it in one of the canon books, even?] and evidenced by the melted helmet) and use them to generate a new being.
35  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: January 06, 2016, 06:38:54 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on January 06, 2016, 03:47:43 PM

Aah, yeah, I forgot about that. 
Spoiler for Hiden:
But of course you can always explain anything away with "Jedi magic" slywink

Spoiler for Hiden:
If only cloning had been pre-established in this universe...
36  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Doctor Strange on: January 06, 2016, 02:35:02 PM
Pic from the set:


37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, XB1, PC] Assassin's Creed Syndicate on: January 06, 2016, 05:48:54 AM
For anyone who has played the Jack the Ripper DLC, can you answer the question of spoilers?  Are there things in the DLC that would tip off some events in the main game?  I'm only about 25% of the way through the main content, but I've always been fascinated by the Ripper.

I did the first Ripper bit, and I have a suspicion about where it's going.  I don't want to taint the main game unnecessarily.
38  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4,XB1,PC] Rebel Galaxy, by ex Diablo/Torchlight devs on: January 05, 2016, 09:15:57 PM

Quote from: Caine on January 05, 2016, 07:40:39 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 05, 2016, 05:48:15 PM

I don't mind missions so much.  It's the freeplay trading I don't enjoy.

If someone assigns me a task of delivering a certain thing to a certain place, that's okay, but if I'm meant to be busy looking at screens to see how many units of space ore I can haul, where I can get it at the cheapest price and where I can sell it for the highest return, I'm out.  That just bores me to tears.  It's even worse if there are no screens and you're just meant to figure it out or remember.

The game does alleviate that free-form trading issue somewhat in that your screen shows you the last price of both in and out of stock goods from the last time you landed there.  There are also beacons you can hack which can give you a full system price update of prices. 


That right there sounds like what I don't want, if a little less cumbersome than some other games.
39  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4,XB1,PC] Rebel Galaxy, by ex Diablo/Torchlight devs on: January 05, 2016, 05:48:15 PM
I don't mind missions so much.  It's the freeplay trading I don't enjoy.

If someone assigns me a task of delivering a certain thing to a certain place, that's okay, but if I'm meant to be busy looking at screens to see how many units of space ore I can haul, where I can get it at the cheapest price and where I can sell it for the highest return, I'm out.  That just bores me to tears.  It's even worse if there are no screens and you're just meant to figure it out or remember.
40  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: January 05, 2016, 04:12:00 PM

Quote from: farley2k on January 05, 2016, 03:14:46 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 05, 2016, 03:05:08 PM

The Tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise scene from the movie Revenge of the Sith.

It's not buried in some book.  It may seem like some throwaway scene, but they spent 2 minutes on that story.

It may not be greatly remembered, but if it ties into what's happening in the new movies, it will be.

I forgot about that. 

I wonder if they will tie it together, especially since he specifically mentions "meteclorians" which I thought they were kind of trying to ignore.



They can still use it and conveniently gloss over those little SOBs.

Since posting that, I had some thoughts, which aren't cohesive yet, but there may be something to them.

They really did spend an inordinate amount of time on that story.  In a movie that Lucas thought should never sit still, they sat motionless at an opera to tell it.  Why?

Lucas was putting together his own sequel stories, which the Disney crew pulled from (though also ignored substantially, if rumors are to be believed).  What might still be in there?

Spoiler for Hiden:
Could Anakin/Vader at some point have tried to raise his mother?  Or did he try and Ren had to finish what he started?  Could Rey be Shmi Skywalker?  Or at least another uber-powerful offspring of a Shmi that had been raised from the dead?

Alternately, he could have tried to bring Padme back, and Rey could be connected to that, somehow.

These seem pretty far fetched at this point, but maybe they'll seem less so as new info comes out with the new movies.
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