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121  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sierra Returns! on: August 08, 2014, 03:29:07 PM
While I agree that we should be careful, because it's Activision, it's a little too dismissive and cynical to just say it means nothing.  

Clearly some effort has been put together (and money spent) on doing something with the name.  They've been doing "things," but here and there and not with any unified direction.

No this won't have Roberta or Ken Williams or Jane Jensen or the Coles or Al Lowe, but, frankly, those folks are a little long in the tooth, and I've played more recent offerings from some of them and meh.  If some effort is actually put into doing something with these older titles and they get the right mix of people behind them, it could be a good thing.

And if you need to see it through Activision's money-grubbing eyes, then think about them looking at the success that Telltale has been having.  It wouldn't take much for them to realize that they've got this whole catalogue waiting.  So, yeah, dicky Bobby Kotick sees dollar signs, but that doesn't mean the right people won't do the right thing with the name.


EDIT: And, speaking of the right people...

Telltale

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Telltale has entered into an agreement with Activision, current owner of the rights to the classic Sierra On-Line adventure franchises, to create new episodic games based on these series. The first will be King’s Quest.

It wouldn't surprise me to find that Activision made it a requirement that their branding be more forward than Telltale's.
122  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Sierra Returns! on: August 08, 2014, 02:46:29 PM
http://www.sierra.com/

Not sure what this means, exactly, but it would be exciting to see some classic Sierra adventure games given serious treatment, for once (none of the Leisure Suit Larry crap that we've been handed of late).
123  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: August 07, 2014, 09:00:34 PM

Quote from: farley2k on August 07, 2014, 03:15:45 PM

Replace sounds in the Matrix with 8-bit video games sounds.

http://youtu.be/NMpZrta2Cwc

Fun to watch.

That was repetitive and ridiculous, yet I watched the entire thing and enjoyed the hell out of it.
124  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (08/04) on: August 04, 2014, 03:02:05 PM
The Road Not Taken is free, so why not.

And I really enjoyed what little I played of the Swapper, so probably that.
125  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Plus - Now with lots more free games! on: July 31, 2014, 08:55:16 PM

Quote from: Crawley on July 31, 2014, 05:51:58 PM

Quote from: farley2k on July 31, 2014, 04:45:36 PM

PlayStation Now subscription option 'definitely in the works'

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To recap, PlayStation Now lets players stream PS3 games from Sony's cloud servers to PS4, and other systems in the future. Currently the beta only offers rental options, with players able to access games for either 4 hours, 7 days, 30 days or 90 days. As displayed in a new video, there are different prices for different games - Vigil Games' Darksiders, for example, is $3 for 4 hours, $6 for a week, $8 for 30 days and $15 for 90.

The pricing structure has been the major point of contention for potential customers, reflected by Buser noting there'll be "reduced pricing" on some of the four-hour rentals in the coming weeks, bringing them down to $2. He also noted some of the games come with DLC included. However, it's likely most scrutiny will be reserved for how Sony approaches a subscription model, which the company plans to reveal more about "later."

If they want this to work the prices need to be adjusted - particularly if they're doing those prices on an older game like Darksiders which you can get for $5 during any Steam sale.

Nix the 4hr rental and replace it with a $1.50 24hr rental to beat Redbox's $2-a-day game rental price. Then have a $2.50 48hr rental. I would nix the 30/90 day rentals too.  I don't see too many people doing the 30-day rental. And no one doing the 90 day. People can just refill at the 24/48hr prices as needed.

Games that are pretty stale now, like Darksiders, should just have a $1 48hr rental price.

But they won't do that so this will be gone in a year.

That's not what I want at all.  I want to pay a flat fee and have access to all the games.
126  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ebola outbreak on: July 31, 2014, 05:45:35 PM

Quote from: Roman on July 31, 2014, 05:14:22 PM

wow! Talk about doomsday here guys.

The 'experts' are all saying that should it migrate to NA we have tried and true quarantine procedures that would serve to greatly lessen the impact.

Nothing to see here - move along (or keep watching Fox News..... ninja)

Exactly.  Nothing can possibli go wrong.
127  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: July 31, 2014, 05:10:17 PM

Quote from: Roguetad on July 22, 2014, 04:05:13 AM

I keep my gamepad in the charging cradle when I'm not using it.  That helps keep it ready for play.  I do use the pro controllers more though.  You heard right, they last a long time on one charge.

The gamepad is really nice for off-tv play.  The other day one of my kids was playing DK Tropical Freeze on the gamepad, the other was playing DK Country on the 3DS, and I was watching recorded dvr shows on the tv.  Pretty cool. 

You can also buy a new battery (from Nintendo, at least.  I don't remember if it's available elsewhere) that extends playtime on a charge for the gamepad.  This has made a big difference in longer play sessions for me.
128  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA]Pinball FX2 on: July 31, 2014, 03:26:59 PM
Pinball FX2 was supposed to come out on Xbone this week.  It got delayed at the last second for a very good reason.

Originally, Microsoft wasn't going to allow Zen Studios any sort of table transfer for previous owners of the game.  Zen apologized, but said there was nothing they could do about it, and it wasn't going to change.

I was ready to buy everything again for PS4, but decided to wait and see the Xbone release happen first.  I'm glad I did.

Obviously, I wasn't the only one upset with the MS decision.

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First of all, we’d like to thank you all for your feedback on our announcement of the Xbox One version of Pinball FX2. We cannot underestimate the importance of your support, insight, and yes, even criticism regarding our projects.
 
We have a few announcements to make affecting Pinball FX2 fans and particularly the Xbox One version of the game.
 
Microsoft and Zen Studios have taken your feedback to heart, and seeing that many of you were very upset with the news that table transfers between Xbox 360 and Xbox One would not be happening, we have some good news for you! We will be able to implement table transfers on Xbox One starting from Pinball FX2’s launch. Any available table on Xbox One that was previously purchased for Xbox 360 can be imported to the new version free of charge.
 
However, as this process will take a bit more development time for the game, Pinball FX2 version of Xbox One will see a slight delay from its original release date this week to sometime in August. We apologize to any fans affected by this delay, but we pledge to make it up to you by incorporating this highly desired feature.
 
Once again, we cannot thank you enough for your support through this process, as well as Microsoft’s, who took your feedback very seriously and worked with us to implement this feature. And again, we do apologize for the delay while we create the Pinball FX2 experience that our fans both want and deserve. We’re excited to bring Pinball FX2 to Xbox One owners, to have their previous purchases honored and transferred, and we can’t wait to share with you what we’ve got coming in the future.
 
We thank you for your continued support!

I can wait a couple of weeks for all my tables to work.  WOOT!
129  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (07/28) on: July 30, 2014, 11:12:09 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on July 30, 2014, 07:44:53 PM

But that's not the question posed by the thread. smile

Yes, nor was that said in my reply, just that it lead to the confusion.
130  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: X-Men Origins: Deadpool on: July 30, 2014, 07:12:00 PM

Quote from: SkyLander on July 30, 2014, 04:45:30 PM

Quote from: McNutt on July 30, 2014, 04:29:01 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on July 30, 2014, 04:22:52 PM

I don't know how you can see any action movies, ever.

Most action movies don't have things that don't make sense, like a motorcycle rider getting off his motorcycle to stand in front of a flipping vehicle which looks like it would crush him, just to shoot blindly into it.  This is not typical of action movies. 

Typical of bollywood action movies, which make it amazing.

Or John Woo or many, many others.
131  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (07/28) on: July 30, 2014, 07:10:23 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on July 30, 2014, 05:29:46 PM

Nope, I mean Pool Nation from Cherry Pop GamesPure Pool is from VooFoo Studios.

Ah, that's not a new release (unlike Pure Pool which came out this week), thus my confusion.
132  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: X-Men Origins: Deadpool on: July 30, 2014, 04:22:52 PM
He's fucking Deadpool.  He is aware that he's in a comic (and movie) and can do all kinds of reality-bending things.

Additionally, I don't know how you can see any action movies, ever.


Every time I watch this I love it more.  For some reason, I'm especially taken with his non sequitur "Hi, Tom!" at the end.

I'm no fan of Ryan Reynolds, but this character is custom-built for his brand of hyper-fast smart-aleckiness.
133  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (07/28) on: July 30, 2014, 04:07:29 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on July 29, 2014, 09:24:02 PM

I bought Pool Nation from the Steam Weekly Deals.

I think you mean Pure Pool (Pool Nation is a different game coming at some point to PS4).  I also picked it up, a little worried because of the lackluster response Pure Chess got, but apart from the amount of time the AI takes figuring out its shot, I've really been enjoying it. 
134  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: X-Men Origins: Deadpool on: July 29, 2014, 12:45:26 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on July 28, 2014, 09:09:41 PM

Quote from: Teggy on July 28, 2014, 05:50:57 PM

That was weird looking, was Deadpool all CG?

I think everything was all CG.

No, but I do think Deadpool's face is CG-enhanced, which let's them pull off some interesting expressions for him.  Which fits the character well.
135  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: X-Men Origins: Deadpool on: July 28, 2014, 04:01:00 PM
http://io9.com/ryan-reynolds-deadpool-movie-test-footage-is-heartbreak-1612017335

Wow.   eek

This looks just right.
136  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Re: on: July 18, 2014, 11:27:38 PM

Quote from: Caine on July 18, 2014, 10:16:51 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on July 18, 2014, 07:37:25 PM

Quote from: Caine on July 18, 2014, 05:49:49 PM

Today, I'm hoping that I'll have a job when I get back from vacation. Just heard that a bunch of long time employees just got laid off.  18,000 total, and at least half a dozen from my group.  I may be going back to close up the shop. :/

Sent from my KFJWI using Tapatalk

Microsoft?
yup.  The group I work for was rolled into the big umbrella division with phones and XB earlier this year.  Good thing I'm in sysops.  Worst case, I go in and find an empty office and directions to repackage all equipment, then go somewhere for reassignment.  Still, it sucks for many I worked, some more than 20 years.

It sounds like it is rough over there right now. Hope it all settles well for you.
137  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: July 18, 2014, 11:25:32 PM
Woot!
138  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: on: July 18, 2014, 07:37:25 PM

Quote from: Caine on July 18, 2014, 05:49:49 PM

Today, I'm hoping that I'll have a job when I get back from vacation. Just heard that a bunch of long time employees just got laid off.  18,000 total, and at least half a dozen from my group.  I may be going back to close up the shop. :/

Sent from my KFJWI using Tapatalk

Microsoft?
139  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: July 18, 2014, 07:36:05 PM

Quote from: Caine on July 18, 2014, 06:11:21 PM

I've got two extra codes for PS4 of anyone wants them.

Yes, please!
140  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So...what would ya say...ya do here? on: July 18, 2014, 03:41:52 PM

Quote from: SkyLander on July 18, 2014, 02:54:01 PM

That's a

Quote from: Harpua3 on July 18, 2014, 06:05:46 AM

I'm still waiting for the response that says.." Jerk off, play games, then jerk off again followed by..." paranoid

That's assumed for everyone here already.

Some of us also jerk off mid-post, apparently.
141  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Passenger Jet Shot Down over Ukraine on: July 18, 2014, 02:14:40 PM

Quote from: ATB on July 18, 2014, 02:05:56 PM

Quote from: hepcat on July 18, 2014, 01:07:43 PM

I can't imagine that if the government did shoot it down, that it was anything but a stupid accident.

Not sure how you accidentally shoot down a plane flying at 30,000+ ft.

Anyway...just awful.

You accidentally shoot down a passenger plane.


Apparently, there is one family who lost someone both in this tragedy and the flight that went missing in March:

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/malaysia-airlines-flight-17-victims-family-that-lost-relatives-in-mh370-loses-another-in-ukraine/
142  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: French blogger fined by judge for be being too popular on: July 17, 2014, 05:40:20 PM
The French are very particular about the culture of their food.

Take a look at relatively recent baguette laws, and you'll see.  I'm not joking, by the way.
143  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Weird Al's Latest Album, Mandatory Fun on: July 17, 2014, 05:36:15 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on July 16, 2014, 05:22:01 PM


Well, that went somewhere I wasn't expecting.

Love how he's getting support from people like Patton Oswalt and members of The State (and College Humor to boot).
144  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/?] Gigantic (TPS MOBA) on: July 17, 2014, 05:03:28 PM
There's also the new iPad game: Fates Forever.

Worth checking out.
145  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Have 3DS releases gone into hibernation? on: July 17, 2014, 05:00:08 PM

Quote from: Teggy on July 17, 2014, 03:48:14 PM

I bought Shovel Knight a few weeks ago.

I got it on the Wii U instead, but it is a great, great game.
146  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Re: [iOS] OTTTD (Was Cool June Releases) on: July 17, 2014, 04:58:48 PM

Quote from: Canuck on July 14, 2014, 09:43:24 PM

Panzer Corps (Panzer General remake) has had a drop from $20 to $10. Matrix games rarely go on sale so pick this up if you want it.

This should be in the general iOS thread.  I almost missed it.
147  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tomorrow is July 1, will we have ATB's GOTY? on: July 16, 2014, 09:26:08 PM

Quote from: ATB on July 16, 2014, 07:45:31 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on July 16, 2014, 07:18:15 PM

Remember, ATB doesn't actually have to play a game to declare it his GOTY.


Mine is a game I've played a lot of this year: IkeV's Mom Simulator.  I really like the first DLC: Applaud if You Got the Clap from Ike's Mom

That's a Kinect game, isn't it?  Blech.
148  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (07/14) on: July 16, 2014, 02:49:53 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on July 15, 2014, 12:30:08 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on July 15, 2014, 12:10:05 AM

Quote from: Harpua3 on July 14, 2014, 10:26:52 PM

I'm usually good at this, but what?!? icon_surprised


AA is (hilariously) jibing you for your second sentence, which comes out of nowhere in all its rantastic glory.

I think it's meant to be a signature like Eco's ramble about the Fool and bordered immigrant children who are rooting for Belgium or something, but it's not in the right place.


Eco-Logic posted the weird global warming non-sequitur -- not Harpua3.  It might have been an accident, but if so, he's already made it twice.

-Autistic Angel

BTW, apologies to Harpua3 for mixing up the posting order.
149  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So...what would ya say...ya do here? on: July 15, 2014, 07:34:59 PM

Quote from: ATB on July 15, 2014, 05:53:41 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on July 14, 2014, 10:40:48 PM

I play video games and stream them

I would like to make a living this way. Can I buy your book?

He doesn't write books.  He plays video games and streams them.

Maybe he'll let you do something with his stream.
150  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Weird Al's Latest Album, Mandatory Fun on: July 15, 2014, 07:32:47 PM

Quote from: ATB on July 15, 2014, 07:11:23 PM

Quote from: farley2k on July 15, 2014, 06:30:09 PM

Really?  How was that trip to the Amazon jungle for the last few months?  Because that song has been beaten to death everywhere icon_lol

http://youtu.be/y6Sxv-sUYtM



slywink

Is now a good time to mention that I spend most of my drive time listening to either the Bombcast or the Cagcast?

Even so, it seems impossible to have not heard "Happy" somewhere!
151  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (07/14) on: July 15, 2014, 12:10:05 AM

Quote from: Harpua3 on July 14, 2014, 10:26:52 PM

I'm usually good at this, but what?!? icon_surprised

AA is (hilariously) jibing you for your second sentence, which comes out of nowhere in all its rantastic glory.

I think it's meant to be a signature like Eco's ramble about the Fool and bordered immigrant children who are rooting for Belgium or something, but it's not in the right place.
152  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So...what would ya say...ya do here? on: July 15, 2014, 12:04:07 AM

Quote from: SkyLander on July 14, 2014, 10:41:57 PM

Senior Firmware Engineer at Bally Technologies.

I basically make slot machines.

I read this as Senor Firmware Engineer.
153  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So...what would ya say...ya do here? on: July 14, 2014, 07:27:05 PM
Stay at home Dad

Actor/Host/Comedian

Writer

Plus I am significantly ramping up my Voice Over output.  Any of our game designers looking for a bartender to send adventurers into rat-filled cellars, I'm your guy.
154  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/Ps3/Vita] Guacamelee on: July 14, 2014, 07:05:53 PM

Quote from: The Grue on July 14, 2014, 06:35:03 PM

Quote from: ATB on July 14, 2014, 02:05:43 PM

Got it for free on XB1.

Love it so far.

Even though I beat it on Vita, I got it for free on XBox One as well and have been playing it again.  Still a wonderful game.

I played through it on PS3.  After an early attempt where the game just didn't click for me, I tried again and played through to the finish.

I was tempted to buy the update anyway, so free on Xbone was a huge plus.  I've been replaying myself and am loving it again.  I'm only a couple of hours in and there's already a wealth of new content.  All around, another great experience.
155  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [iOS] OTTTD (Was Cool June Releases) on: July 14, 2014, 04:47:05 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on July 14, 2014, 04:20:47 PM

Quote from: farley2k on July 14, 2014, 04:16:58 PM


Of course it just became free.  I just bought it.  Just holler if there are any other ones you want me to make free.

This is me, too.
156  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: July 14, 2014, 04:43:09 PM
Kevin Smith got to visit the set.  He couldn't talk about most of it, but he did get to visit one particular location...and his childhood.


He talks about it in a longish video (that goes by quite quickly).
157  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (07/14) on: July 14, 2014, 12:52:55 PM
Nada has been getting a lot of attention these past few weeks, so I'll probably look into that.


EDIT: Actually, though, I heard Crimsonland is coming to PS4 this week, so maybe that?
158  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: July 12, 2014, 07:26:25 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on July 12, 2014, 05:16:42 PM

Argh, me too. 

EDIT: I guess today's is actually the new Rise of the Triad for $2.99, it's just the wrong picture.

Whew!
159  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: July 12, 2014, 05:13:05 PM

Quote from: Caine on July 12, 2014, 05:08:35 PM

7/12



$2.99

Just bought it yesterday for $5.  Grrr.
160  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: July 12, 2014, 03:09:48 PM
I watched The Conspiracy the other night and was frustrated with the site outage 'cause I wanted to post about it.

It's set up as a documentary that starts out following a conspiracy nut who stands on street corners with a megaphone.  Eventually, it leads down a rabbit hole that is obviously not going to end well, but there's no way back, really.  All along the way, there's a fairly believable conspiracy web that gets laid out (nothing new, necessarily, but laid out well).  This part scratched my conspiracy itch pretty well.

The performances are good.  Especially Alan C. Peterson as the conspiracy nut (he hits all the right notes).  Aaron Poole is good, too, as one of two documentarians who gets hooked.  Bizarrely, he has a similar energy to the similarly named Aaron Paul (Pinkman of Breaking Bad).

The pacing is nice. The way it's filmed generally works (though there are some "hidden camera" shots that wouldn't actually have come out the way they did if they were real hidden cameras, but most people won't notice that).  The script is good, especially when getting to the root of the conspiracy stuff.  They give just enough information to make it clear (and make you wonder how much is real).  They also have a number of real-life experts as talking heads in the film.

My only real issue is that the ending isn't quite as shockingly twisty as they want it to be.  A little too much is telegraphed, I think.  But it still works just fine and doesn't spoil the movie as a whole at all.

Currently, The Conspiracy has a score of 88% on Rotten Tomatoes.  If you're in the mood for a documentary-style thriller or just want some conspiracy insight, this is a pretty good film to try.
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