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1  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (1/27) on: Today at 04:48:16 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 26, 2015, 12:37:10 PM

Teslagrad is also coming to PS4 this week, apparently.  I've played it on the Wii U, and it's pretty damned great, so keep your eye on that.

Also, Unmechanical, which I tried on iOS and thought was okay.

Life is Strange looks pretty cool, but I'll wait to hear.

Dying Light I'll wait or reviews before getting, but I hope it's good.

Grim Fandango is definite.  Excited to give it another go.

Rumor is Teslagrad got bumped to some nebulous future time.
2  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [teaser trailer] Fantastic 4 on: Today at 04:42:09 PM
Same.
3  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dying Light on: Today at 03:31:27 PM

Quote from: Teggy on Today at 03:15:48 PM

This kind of shady review policy is disappointing. I definitely won't be pre-ordering any new IP without reviews and only select existing ones (I need Uncharted day 1, shame on me if it is bad). Unfortunately, I don't think this board is indicative of the larger population of gamers. Hopefully some have started to see the light after last year.

Yeah, hopefully it's not a dying light.
4  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dying Light on: Today at 02:35:40 PM
I didn't even like the first part of Dead Island.  I really only liked the trailer.

What's even worse here is that apparently Techland made some sort of big stink a while back about not having an embargo for this game.  Well, technically they didn't have an embargo.  They just didn't let the reviewers play it until the last minute.
5  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 26, 2015, 10:03:08 PM
Someone a little bored at work?
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (1/27) on: January 26, 2015, 12:37:10 PM
Teslagrad is also coming to PS4 this week, apparently.  I've played it on the Wii U, and it's pretty damned great, so keep your eye on that.

Also, Unmechanical, which I tried on iOS and thought was okay.

Life is Strange looks pretty cool, but I'll wait to hear.

Dying Light I'll wait or reviews before getting, but I hope it's good.

Grim Fandango is definite.  Excited to give it another go.
7  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Leo's fortune on iOS. on: January 25, 2015, 11:39:52 PM
Just to clarify, I've got no problem with a mustache on Ron Swanson.  It's odd on an anthropomorphic ball of green fuzz.
8  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3,360,PS4,XB1,PC] Grand Theft Auto V on: January 24, 2015, 03:41:01 PM
Elders Play GTA V

Both hilarious and fascinating.
9  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Leo's fortune on iOS. on: January 24, 2015, 03:38:25 PM
I have played this, and it's good.

There's something I find off-putting about the character, though.  I think it's the mustache.
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 4 on: January 24, 2015, 12:59:50 AM

Quote from: Teggy on January 24, 2015, 12:20:25 AM

No way, he's great. If you can't laugh at jokes about taking a dump, what can you laugh at?

It's not really the subject matter so much as the delivery.  He's terrible.
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 4 on: January 23, 2015, 11:38:19 PM
I'm back into playing this after a little break.  I really like the game, but it's going to have to be played in short bursts for one reason alone: Rabi Ray Rana.  That fucking Radio Free Kyrat DJ.

I find every goddamned thing he says annoying as living hell.  It was bad enough when he was just on the radio, but then he starts giving you missions, and he does this thing that he clearly finds funny and charming but is really just more face-punch fodder.  He finishes giving you the mission over the walkie and then rambles for ten minutes about literally nothing. And then he makes a joke about how he's doing that thing again where he rambles and the whole time he's being "charmingly apologetic" you're screaming at the TV and telling him to shut. the. fuck. up.

One time it was something about assholes.  It wasn't about people who are assholes, but actual assholes.  He has also paid me a complement where he has wished for the sun to shine on my asshole.  What the fuck is his deal with assholes?  I don't like to really think about them at the best of times, but this douchebag is squeezing them into compliments where they just don't fit.

Honestly, he makes it really hard to keep playing.  One of these days I may have to shove a radio up his asshole and see how he feels about them then.
12  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Danger 5 on: January 23, 2015, 12:41:08 PM
Danger 5 is coming to Netflix on February 6!
13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Windows 10 - Xbox One features on: January 23, 2015, 12:24:06 PM

Quote from: Lee on January 22, 2015, 08:13:54 PM

Regardless of home user upgrade rate, they have to support older versions of Windows for years because of the enterprise side of the business. Big corporations/government don't upgrade their OS quickly, so I don't see support is a reason.

I was wondering about this, too.  A free upgrade would save big companies bajillions, but I just don't see them rocking the IT boat that hard.  None the less, I imagine MS will put pressure on and/or entice them to do so.  Maybe an impending drop of support for older OSes will prompt faster change.
14  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Cthulhu Wars (Board game) [Picture Heavy Warning] on: January 23, 2015, 12:19:43 PM
I finished reading the instructions last night.  Very simple ruleset.  The complications come from the spellbooks and getting the spellbooks and knowing what your faction can do (to get the spellbooks).  Still not complicated, but it is layered and a-symmetrical.  However, it's going to make playing 2-player (2 factions each) a bit of a chore, I think.
15  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Cthulhu Wars (Board game) [Picture Heavy Warning] on: January 22, 2015, 08:56:22 PM
Mine is in the house.  Now to find time to play.  I may have to make my daughter try a 2 player version, even though that's not the ideal way to play.

It wasn't packed great, and I guess a few of them have damaged components, but mine seems okay, apart from a little misshapeness on the sexy box.  Even the Old Ones Storage tray is sexy on this thing.  A really thick, smoky plastic.  It'll be a shame to lose that when all the expansion stuff starts pouring in.  Seriously, I don't know where I'm going to store it.

I know the expansions are still down the road a bit.  Are the nice gates and 1st player markers coming with those?  I kinda wish I at least had the gates at this point.
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: Windows 10 - Xbox One features on: January 22, 2015, 06:29:58 PM

Quote from: Scraper on January 22, 2015, 03:47:53 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 22, 2015, 02:50:46 PM

Quote from: TiLT on January 22, 2015, 12:03:16 PM

Quote from: Pyperkub on January 22, 2015, 11:59:39 AM

Quote from: Caine on January 21, 2015, 10:41:13 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 21, 2015, 10:24:26 PM

Am I reading right that everyone using Windows 7 or 8 gets Windows 10 free??

yup.  now we just need to decide if it's worth it, given what they are saying about Windows as a Service related fees ala office 365

Haven't seen anything about fees - do you have a reference link or is this an  assumption?

Sent from my One using Tapatalk

I don't think they stated it outright, but it was strongly implied if nothing else. It also fits neatly into the vision Microsoft has of becoming a company for services, not products.

They literally stated it outright.

This has the potential to be really great or really bad. It could go bad if the "free" upgrade version is a neutered version with important features missing that you now have to pay extra for. They could get carried away and make features like media server connectivity and media player monthly charges. If it's free then please give us a full release don't nickle and dime us so that it costs more in the long run. I'm not saying they are going to do that, just that I could see them doing that and if so that would suck.

Now this I can't find a clip for, and I can't even find the original article I read, but what I saw was that this would be the exact same version that everyone got, with the plan being to get it out there and level their own playing field.

I imagine the goal is to make money on Word and other apps.  Maybe there's some behind the scenes mojo with new cuts from hardware sales, if that's even possible. Or maybe it's just a bold move to completely dominate the market/world.
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: Windows 10 - Xbox One features on: January 22, 2015, 02:50:46 PM

Quote from: TiLT on January 22, 2015, 12:03:16 PM

Quote from: Pyperkub on January 22, 2015, 11:59:39 AM

Quote from: Caine on January 21, 2015, 10:41:13 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 21, 2015, 10:24:26 PM

Am I reading right that everyone using Windows 7 or 8 gets Windows 10 free??

yup.  now we just need to decide if it's worth it, given what they are saying about Windows as a Service related fees ala office 365

Haven't seen anything about fees - do you have a reference link or is this an  assumption?

Sent from my One using Tapatalk

I don't think they stated it outright, but it was strongly implied if nothing else. It also fits neatly into the vision Microsoft has of becoming a company for services, not products.

They literally stated it outright.
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Windows 10 - Xbox One features on: January 21, 2015, 10:24:26 PM
Am I reading right that everyone using Windows 7 or 8 gets Windows 10 free??
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1] Borderlands: The Handsome Collection on: January 20, 2015, 08:37:50 PM

Quote from: Caine on January 20, 2015, 05:46:39 PM

Blah blah blah

Saves can be imported from previous generation.

PICTURE

Blah blah blah

PICTURE

All of this is good, but that one line just made my day in a big way.
20  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Cthulhu Wars (Board game) [Picture Heavy Warning] on: January 18, 2015, 05:40:43 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on January 18, 2015, 04:39:24 PM

The last I heard, the expansions are already in production or at least preproduction.  One of the developers said that if everything goes as planned they expect them to ship out to backers around June-July.  The reason they havenít announced that officially is because last time, the manufacturer completely botched the release plan.  I think one of their guys is going to actually BE in China in March, and will confirm the release date then.

Plus Chinese New Years and its two week vacation always screws things up in new and unusual ways.

21  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Cthulhu Wars (Board game) [Picture Heavy Warning] on: January 17, 2015, 11:14:02 PM
Mine is in the mail.  Unfortunately, I have a rare gaming night tonight and no opportunity to play with 3+ players in the near future after this evening.

I had my fingers crossed, but no luck.
22  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: January 17, 2015, 04:13:45 PM
DashCam Catches Officer Enjoying Taylor Swift

The best bits are when he suddenly has to be normal in sight of the populace.

He might need Swiftamine.
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (1/5) on: January 10, 2015, 03:30:55 AM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on January 10, 2015, 12:24:13 AM

Didn't want to start a new topic just for this, but had to chuckle when I saw the subject of the email I received from "Playstation Store" today:

New this week: Most anticipated games of 2015 - The Witcher 3: Wild Hung, Battlefield Hardline, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, and more!

 icon_eek

They missed The Order: 1869
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nyko Data Bank for Playstation 4 on: January 09, 2015, 05:58:03 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on January 09, 2015, 02:25:56 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 08, 2015, 08:24:28 PM

Quote from: Destructor on January 08, 2015, 03:42:15 PM

The price difference between 3.5' and 2.5' drives are not that steep. And SSD drives are all 2.5 sized (which the console can use natively).

And does anyone need more than 2TB of console storage? Seriously, delete something.

When some of us were already deleting things less than a year into this consoles life cycle, and games are just going to get bigger, there's a need for more storage.



~500GB felt a bit constricting but 2TB feels like plenty for a while.  That's about 40 ~50 GB games of storage. 

I put in 1TB and, as mentioned, was already having problems in the Fall of last year.
25  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3,360,PS4,XB1,PC] Grand Theft Auto V on: January 09, 2015, 05:53:35 PM

Quote from: naednek on January 09, 2015, 05:08:07 PM

Quote from: Ridah on January 09, 2015, 06:20:54 AM

I just started playing the game last week... Is anyone else turned off by the nature of the explicit content? I know I've become more sensitive towards mature content in entertainment since getting married and living with my wife, but it seems way too vulgar. The strip clubs actually show bare breasts, the dialogue is pretty harsh (particularly when Trevor is talking), the violence is not as "cartoony" as it used to be with Trevor smashing people's heads in left and right.

Maybe I'm not remembering clearly, but I thought GTA IV was classier about its content.

The last 3 GTA games have always been this bad.  It always makes me uncomfortable.

Maybe, but the material is entirely appropriate to the world being represented.

Trevor, for example, is meant to be bat shit crazy (though, as with all well-written fictional crazies, he does have his own set of rules) and keep you off balance, uncertain of what he might do.  To set this up, they bring in a major character from the previous game (a player character in one set of DLC) and have Trevor brutalize him.  This was an entirely intentional choice, and it truly sets up the violent, unpredictable nature of the character.

26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nyko Data Bank for Playstation 4 on: January 08, 2015, 08:24:28 PM

Quote from: Destructor on January 08, 2015, 03:42:15 PM

The price difference between 3.5' and 2.5' drives are not that steep. And SSD drives are all 2.5 sized (which the console can use natively).

And does anyone need more than 2TB of console storage? Seriously, delete something.

When some of us were already deleting things less than a year into this consoles life cycle, and games are just going to get bigger, there's a need for more storage.

27  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie]Ant-Man on: January 07, 2015, 10:24:19 PM

Quote from: rittchard on January 07, 2015, 08:55:39 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on January 07, 2015, 04:00:21 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 07, 2015, 12:52:01 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on January 07, 2015, 05:05:00 AM


The visuals are cool, and I like Rudd's lines, but everything Douglas said was hack and hollow to me.  It's also way more serious than I was expecting.

I also thought it seemed way more serious than I was expecting.

Ditto - especially with the choice of Paul Rudd.  On the bright side, looks like he's toned/buffed up - yum!

In general this one's really got me scratching my head.  Personally I always liked Ant Man, but I never thought he'd be worth his own full screen feature, and I never had the impression he had much of a fan base.  But... I also was pretty skeptical about Guardians and Agent Carter, and both of those were nice surprises, so maybe I should just trust Marvel  nod

I may have been skeptical about either Guardians or Agent Carter at one time, but that went away when I saw trailers.  

The poster taps into the sense of humor I was expecting, but this trailer has none of it.  Even the line about the name is given more weight than a toss off like that should have.  It's all somber.  And the more I hear Douglas' speech, the more I feel it could have been written by the geekiest kid sitting by himself in the lunchroom.  And having sometimes been that kid, I can verify it.
28  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (1/5) on: January 07, 2015, 06:13:12 PM

Quote from: Scraper on January 07, 2015, 01:52:02 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on January 07, 2015, 01:46:22 PM

So, exactly how "stand alone" is First Light? Can someone who hasn't played the base game know what's going on?

It's a prequel to Infamous 3 and it doesn't require Infamous 3 to play it, so I would say that's pretty stand alone.

Well, except like many prequels, there are events that happen which are unknown until later in the original game.
29  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie]Ant-Man on: January 07, 2015, 12:52:01 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on January 07, 2015, 05:05:00 AM


The visuals are cool, and I like Rudd's lines, but everything Douglas said was hack and hollow to me.  It's also way more serious than I was expecting.
30  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie]Ant-Man on: January 07, 2015, 12:48:17 PM
31  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Downton Abbey on: January 06, 2015, 01:22:16 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on January 06, 2015, 02:11:39 AM

I loved the first season, tolerated the second, and dropped out after the third. My wife's still heavily into it though. From her synopsis it sounds like the 5th season has degenerated into self-parody.

Huh, didn't get that at all.

Apart from Edith's dramatic moping (which seemed pointless right up until it had a point), I found the episode quite enjoyable and back to good form.

For a real self-parody:
Part One
Part Two
32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (1/5) on: January 05, 2015, 12:32:17 PM
I'll get Whoa, Dave if it does come for PS4 (I'd heard it's only for Vita this week, with PS4 later).

33  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 03, 2015, 10:43:39 PM
34  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 01, 2015, 08:22:09 PM
35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Plus - Now with lots more free games! on: December 31, 2014, 03:40:51 PM
And Whoa, Dave is also meant to be cross-buy, so maybe that one on PS4, too.

EDIT:  It looks like Whoa, Dave is cross-buy, but the PS4 version will launch later.
36  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on: December 29, 2014, 04:35:16 PM

Quote from: Harpua3 on December 28, 2014, 09:32:07 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on December 27, 2014, 02:25:31 PM

Quote from: Harpua3 on December 26, 2014, 10:38:06 PM

I on the here hand like this more than any other cod in the last 5 years. A ton more. I only experienced lag, minimally, early on near launch... I actually, really enjoy a cod again. Never thought I'd say that!

This is me, too. And it extends to single player.

Same all around. You on ps4 or xbone?

Ps4
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on: December 27, 2014, 02:25:31 PM

Quote from: Harpua3 on December 26, 2014, 10:38:06 PM

I on the here hand like this more than any other cod in the last 5 years. A ton more. I only experienced lag, minimally, early on near launch... I actually, really enjoy a cod again. Never thought I'd say that!

This is me, too. And it extends to single player.
38  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 3 vs Far Cry 4 on: December 26, 2014, 07:29:17 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on December 26, 2014, 03:35:10 AM

I just recently dipped into my backlog, and was in the mood for a great FPS. I decided upon Far Cry 3 after hearing so many good things about it. The graphics and controls were superlative, the environments were gorgeous, but I absolutely detested the premise of the story, along with the horrible character cast. The drugged out doctor, your "whoa, dude! thanks for saving me!" friends, and the Cheesy, slightly psychotic CIA covert agent that just happens to be on the same island as you.

I get that suspension of disbelief is necessary to get past a sky diving college kid suddenly becoming the badass stone cold killer, but the pathetic supporting cast of characters was simply too much to digest.

If not for this, I would have loved the game. Especially the lush outdoor environments. Everyone keeps saying that Far Cry 4 is basically just a slightly refined Far Cry 3. By any chance, does Far Cry 4 have a more tolerable storyline and cast of characters?

Was anyone else turned off by the FC3 cast?



According to the lead writer of FC3, you just didn't get it.
39  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (12/23) on: December 22, 2014, 03:13:17 PM
Wow, I'm actually buying things!  Darkest of nights, indeed.

For some random reason, just last week I decided to finally finish Trine 2 on PS4.  I had purchased this on some other console previously and never finished it there, either.  I've been really enjoying it, and as I neared the end, I actually wondered, out loud, why the first one never came to PS4.  Never finished that one, either.  Looking forward to it!

I have to say, BTW, that Trine 2 is one of the most gorgeous games I have ever seen, and I wonder why there aren't more games that use its incredibly rich color palette.

So, anyway, Trine, Switch Galaxy and Shantae for Wii U.
40  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [Xboxes, Playstations] Lara Croft & the Temple of Osiris on: December 19, 2014, 12:50:33 PM
Well, this doesn't seem to be taking the world by storm, but I still have a hankering to play it.  I've been putting it off, however, hoping for one of those Digital Foundry comparisons between the XB1 and the PS4.  My PS4 is running low on space (and I fear there may be benefits to having it on XB1 when the next LC game comes out); however, I've heard rumblings of framerate issues on XB1.

Anyway, I'm hoping folks here have played enough on one console or the other to make a comparison.
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