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81  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: November 10, 2014, 08:13:51 PM
There were also a few shots of the water stream slicing the zombie skulls right in half.  It's already pretty well established that the zombie heads are near mush in this world anyway. 

OTOH, Sarge seems to have a habit of stabbing zombies in the chin, often while their mouths are wide open.  That doesn't seem like it'd be effective.

For the sex thing, I assume we're talking about Sarge and the inappropriately-dressed-for-the-apocalypse hottie (I assume she was a Hooters waitress before things went to hell).  That seemed out of left field to me, too, but I always assume I've forgotten something.
82  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Doctor Who 8th Series - Goodbye Matt, Hello Peter! on: November 10, 2014, 08:06:38 PM

Quote from: Teggy on November 10, 2014, 07:18:55 PM

Spoiler for Hiden:
Is the master really dead? It looked like she ported out right as the doctor was about to shoot. The effect of her "gun" was always to burn up the victim, but the effect on her was the blue glow she had previously when teleporting.

I also didn't understand why Clara was important in the plan and why the master needed to choose her.

Spoiler for Hiden:
It was not her gun that fired, though. It was the CyberPink. 

None the less, she'll be back.
83  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/11) on: November 10, 2014, 12:34:03 PM
Just finished 100%ing Lego Batman 2 gearing up for LB3.  I know Bats gets some cool ass retro costumes this year (with the Season Pass, at least), but not much more.  I just hope that if you're flying with Superman again, that they fix the controls (but kept the music).

ACU for sure.

Halo MCC is coming from MS.  Hopefully, it'll arrive earlier than Sunset Overdrive did.

I'm also interested in both Retro City Rampage DX and Nano Assault NEO-X.

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric will probably suck.
84  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: November 10, 2014, 04:57:44 AM
Well, Fistbump Notcop finally got her fistbump.
85  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Target Ad 11/9-11/15 [B2G1 Free on All Video Games] on: November 09, 2014, 04:52:35 PM
I'm in a similar boat, except I already picked up the Master Chief Collection through an MS deal.

I suppose I could find one other one...Maybe that Sherlock Holmes game.  Or if the impossible comes true and the new Sonic game on Wii U is good.
86  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon Echo on: November 08, 2014, 04:04:18 PM

Quote from: Lee on November 07, 2014, 04:32:54 PM

Fair enough Farley2k, thanks for breaking it down for me.

I tried to think of it as bluetooth speaker/Sonos replacement (I don't own a Sonos, but I would love a couple of them), but I get stuck at what music it will play. It only plays music I have bought through Amazon, correct? If so, that is a huge problem for me because while I have bought quite a music from Amazon, a lot of it is ripped or bought from other sources such as Apple.

On the music thing, I assume this will hook up with the Amazon Cloud Player, and if so, you can download it to the computer where you have all your iTunes music, and it will look at all of those tracks and load them, making them available to you.

I did this quite a while ago, so I don't remember the details.  I'm sure there are rights issues that will keep some songs from being available, but I remember being impressed with how many songs I had.

Also, if you still buy CDs (like me) and you do it through Amazon, many of them have "AutoRip" which gives you a digital copy and automatically adds it to the Cloud Player.
87  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alien: Isolation announced - kinda looks good? on: November 07, 2014, 04:28:11 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on November 07, 2014, 03:30:19 PM

When I got to the first mission when the Alien appears, the game was so freaky I couldn't play for more than 10 minutes.  After dying a few times and learning some tricks, I started enjoying the game so much more.  I'm close to the end now and this game is a damn love letter to the fans.  I've found so many little touches that come from the films and the environments are just amazing.  I'm playing on Normal and never really feel like the game is too difficult.  I sneak around without much trouble and there is more crafting materials than I can make use of.  If you were on the fence about this one and like stealth games and/or this universe, give it a go. 

"Let the Monster Get You" is right behind "Give the Monster a Pet Name" (with a pic from A:I) on GamesRadar's How to Play Horror Games If You're a Total Wimp
88  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: November 06, 2014, 09:24:31 PM
The title works for me just fine.
89  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon Echo on: November 06, 2014, 09:22:59 PM

Quote from: farley2k on November 06, 2014, 06:33:45 PM

I just wish we could program our own start word rather than Alexis.  

"Oh Fuck it - play some jazz."

"Screw it - make a todo list."

"Jesus Christ - is lysol poisonous when drunk?"




Yeah, the bad actor father clearly said that Alexa was the wake word they chose.

It seemed odd to me that they kept moving the thing from room to room (or I guess they had multiples).  This seems like the kind of thing that you would just want available wherever you are in the house, not moving it ahead of time from the living room to the kitchen to the bedroom.  Also, if I was asleep and my wife asked the thing to start spouting off a news report, I might kill it.

I'm not really seeing the point of this over what's already on my phone.  If it integrated into the whole house, it could be kind of cool, though.
90  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 06, 2014, 02:45:40 PM
Has there been any word on whether you'll be lost if you played the first game but mostly skipped the second?
91  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3,360,PS4,XB1,PC] Grand Theft Auto V on: November 05, 2014, 09:56:17 PM

Quote from: TiLT on November 05, 2014, 09:07:18 PM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on November 05, 2014, 08:55:45 PM

I know you can transfer over the last gen saved game file but holy crap, the game looks so amazing I think I'd rather just start over from the beginning.

That's not the case. You can only transfer your GTA Online progress, not the single player.

And I would rather not start over from the beginning, so I've been having a hard time justifying this.
92  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: November 05, 2014, 04:40:40 PM

Quote from: Lee on November 05, 2014, 03:08:15 PM

I love how I am exact opposite of you guys. I thought the show was badly in need of something new to mix it up, this was it.

It always helps when they shift focus like this, of course.

And as I said, I actually liked the episode, I just thought that one part of it didn't flow naturally. 

Beth isn't the best character, but this was a good showcase for her (there were some good moments on the road with Daryl, too).
93  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: November 05, 2014, 01:49:24 PM

Quote from: EddieA on November 05, 2014, 01:39:58 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 05, 2014, 12:46:44 PM

Quote from: TiLT on November 05, 2014, 05:49:51 AM

https://twitter.com/PlayStation/status/529846820751806464

Quote
@PlayStation 8:05 PM
PS4 software update v2.01 is coming soon, and will address issues some users have encountered when powering on the system from Rest Mode

How soon is now? (Today, anyway)

I've already waited too long, and all my hope is gone slywink


You shut your mouth


Also, it is out now, as I'm currently downloading it.
94  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: November 05, 2014, 12:46:44 PM

Quote from: TiLT on November 05, 2014, 05:49:51 AM

https://twitter.com/PlayStation/status/529846820751806464

Quote
@PlayStation 8:05 PM
PS4 software update v2.01 is coming soon, and will address issues some users have encountered when powering on the system from Rest Mode

How soon is now? (Today, anyway)

Quote
PlayStation Europe       
✔ @PlayStationEU

PS4 software update 2.01 is rolling out today & will address issues some users have when powering on the system from Rest Mode.
4:05 AM - 5 Nov 2014
95  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Doctor Who 8th Series - Goodbye Matt, Hello Peter! on: November 05, 2014, 05:23:38 AM

Quote from: Ironrod on November 05, 2014, 04:10:56 AM

No love for last week's "Dark Water" episode? I thought that was one of the best-written hours of Dr Who ever.

Certainly the best of the season. 

My only quibble was with the villain's plan.

Spoiler for Hiden:
The uploading of consciousnesses and taking the bodies (then, I guess, swapping them with a replacement, maybe) seems like way more trouble than it's worth.  Do they even need the consciousness?  I thought the whole point of the cybermen was to take that out and leave behind a hollow soldier.  Missy said something about the dead outnumbering the living, but it seems like they're only taking the recently dead (those they can get the consciousness from), and that doesn't really apply if that's the case.

The whole nefarious plot seemed a little vague at best and not well plotted at worst.

None the less, everything else about the ep was top notch.  A lot of fun, with some great surprises.

While I'm upset to see Clara go after the next one (or is she leaving during the Christmas one?), their chemistry really isn't clicking.

I will reiterate here my prediction that this is all leading to the return of Donna Noble.

Spoiler for Hiden:
Who was the companion the last time the Master was around?
96  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: November 05, 2014, 05:15:29 AM

Quote from: Lee on November 05, 2014, 03:46:35 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 04, 2014, 07:34:59 PM

The only thing that wasn't clicking with me was that, apart from the one jerky/creepy guy, I'm not sure what Beth experienced there initially that made her so clearly against the place. 

I mean, yes, she seems to have been abducted, but she wouldn't really know that.  As far as she knows, she got rescued and has to do some very minor, menial work in exchange for safe shelter, food, protection and medical care.  Sure the pasty dude had a clear rapey vibe and the "leader" is preachy and less in charge than she thinks, but what's so bad, otherwise?

I couldn't give you examples without rewatching it, but I seem to remember from the very beginning things were off. There were a few comments from cops right off the bat. I could be misremembering though because I expected something to be off. Nothing ever is normal.

Oh, there was a lot of talk about how awful it was, but I just wasn't seeing it, really.  On the surface, it seemed like a pretty good deal, but Beth seemed upset to be there right out of the gate.

Quote from: Lee on November 05, 2014, 03:56:00 AM


Or, since I play Threes! or check Twitter on my iPad while watching the show only looking up occasionally, I missed them.


This explains so much.   icon_wink
97  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: November 04, 2014, 11:44:30 PM
Here's a solution to the Rest Mode issue that seems to be working so far (fingers crossed).

If you go into PSN under Settings and look up your account, you may notice an exclamation point icon next to your email.  If you go further in, you'll see something about the email not being verified.  Just let the PS4 take you through verification.

Someone online discovered that the issue seems to be happening when the console tries to log on while resting.

OTOH, some have said this didn't fix the issue forever, so YMMV, but the PS4 has been resting soundly since I did it.
98  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: November 04, 2014, 07:34:59 PM
The only thing that wasn't clicking with me was that, apart from the one jerky/creepy guy, I'm not sure what Beth experienced there initially that made her so clearly against the place. 

I mean, yes, she seems to have been abducted, but she wouldn't really know that.  As far as she knows, she got rescued and has to do some very minor, menial work in exchange for safe shelter, food, protection and medical care.  Sure the pasty dude had a clear rapey vibe and the "leader" is preachy and less in charge than she thinks, but what's so bad, otherwise?
99  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on: November 04, 2014, 03:54:52 PM
This is surprisingly spoilery for the first chunk of the game, but hilarious none the less.

Conan Clueless Gamer CoD
100  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1] Sunset Overdrive (Insomniac's latest) on: November 02, 2014, 03:58:09 PM
I'm only just spilling into the second island, and I've been having the same frustration with the amp system.  So far, it's only in the back of my mind, since I seem to be able to accomplish the things I need to do, but it nags at me sometimes.

That was a good writeup, Teg.  I agree with everything, although I do feel like I've come across some decent platforming sections.

I need to understand the weapons system better. I'm generally just throwing the same combos at everything.  I've seen the little silhouettes with the stars in the menu, but I find them not clear enough to make out.  I also haven't noticed a dramatic difference in the different weapons, except that the record shooter is kind of crap for everything, and I have two of them.  But I seem to freeze most things, then throw teddy bears or meteors at everything.  I usually use the pistol when I run out of other ammo.  The bowling ball is frustrating to use and the aforementioned records are a last resort.  I just bought the sprinkler, and while that's good at maintenance, it sucks if you're moving around.

My biggest issue with the game is that I can be hopping and grinding all over the place, killing things like crazy and start feeling really good about my abilities, but all it takes is one visit to an online session to realize that I really, really suck.  I mean, I've pulled a gold in all of the challenges so far (except for that first hillbilly one, IIRC, which I just discovered last night), but if I hop online, I'm proud of myself for not being in last place.  The best I've achieved online is dead middle.

101  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: November 02, 2014, 03:38:21 PM

Quote from: Caine on November 02, 2014, 01:17:44 AM

I never powered down fully until this update.  I can't wait until they get this fixed.

Me, too.

Hopefully, CoD seems to have preloaded already.
102  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: October 31, 2014, 07:48:04 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on October 31, 2014, 06:40:17 PM

The themes are awesome though.

So worth it.
103  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [movie] Wonder Woman on: October 31, 2014, 11:48:57 AM
Finally. 2017.

According to the article, the plan is for a trilogy.

And, IMO, they are handing WW in exactly the right way.

Movie 1
1st 1/2: Paradise Island with warring factions
Man arrives (not Steve Trevor?)
2nd 1/2: America

Oh, wait I left out the best part.  1920s America.  Women just got the right to vote.

Movie 2
WWII

Movie 3
Modern Day

This lineup handles the inherent awkwardness in trying to adapt Wonder Woman to the times head on.  There will be a lot to mine from that: comedy, drama, character development.  But it also puts the character firmly into the status she deserves.  One where she's more than just a role model, she'll be an icon.  Plus she'll kick ass.

But, really, this will resonate so strongly.  It'll take her from being a warrior at heart to having to live in a suppressed world, then slowly letting the world see that power and potential until it's fully realized.

I couldn't be more impressed that this character who they've been reluctant to handle is getting such a strong treatment.  She's one of the big 3 at DC.  It's about time she got treated as such.
104  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Public speaking on: October 31, 2014, 03:05:08 AM
I've done a lot of corporate events (groups as small as 50 people and as large as 5,000), and I've seen a lot of executive speeches, and I can tell you that not only is moving around something you should do, there are actually people out there who train executives to move around 'naturally" except when it's not natural, they'd probably be better off standing still.
105  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: October 31, 2014, 03:01:43 AM
This rest issue is making the unchanged subject line take on a whole new meaning.
106  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: October 30, 2014, 07:21:23 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on October 30, 2014, 01:03:50 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 29, 2014, 11:15:57 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on October 29, 2014, 04:59:04 PM

It only took me 5 mins to rebuild database. I'll see if it works. I had 3 hangs on wake and that was enough.

I was going to do it, but the PS4 warned me it would take hours.  

You did it through safe mode?

Yes* I got the warning too. Only took 5 mins.

*I did through safe mode.  I think it's the only way you can rebuild the database.

Well, I did it.  It seems the "hours" part comes from having to re-download every game update, but at least it's in menu.

OTOH, I still have the sleep mode issue.
107  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Driveclub on: October 30, 2014, 06:59:14 PM
I've honestly stopped caring.

It doesn't sound like a big loss at this point.

However, mercenarily, I hope they offer something to make up for it.
108  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Re: Re: Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked $30 (normally $120) 20% All Games for 2 Years on: October 30, 2014, 04:14:47 PM

Quote from: Caine on October 30, 2014, 01:47:27 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on October 30, 2014, 12:37:04 PM

I really wanted to stop buying physical media but damn that's a lot of money to be saved. I hate the idea of going all the way across town to Best Buy every time I want a game but 20% is not insignificant.
Consider this the nail in that coffin.  Free shipping over $35 and each game was listed as "expedited shipping" when I preordered.  Also, when I factor in games in 2015, it adds up to a lot more than $140.

And that's not factoring in games in 2016 or the fact that renewing the program seems to only cost $30.
109  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked $30 (normally $120) 20% All Games for 2 Years on: October 30, 2014, 01:07:14 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on October 30, 2014, 12:37:04 PM

I really wanted to stop buying physical media but damn that's a lot of money to be saved. I hate the idea of going all the way across town to Best Buy every time I want a game but 20% is not insignificant.

And having just tried to purchase the digital version of CoD through Best Buy, I can confirm that this deal does not work with digital games (though DLC may be a different story, apparently, according to the guy I spoke with on the phone).
110  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1] Sunset Overdrive (Insomniac's latest) on: October 30, 2014, 11:40:28 AM
I got used to the ammo pretty quickly.  If it weren't there, I think it would be too mindless.  I also think some weapons would never get used.

I'm terrible at this game (as proven by my sole online bout last night), but I'm enjoying the hell out of it.  It's so far from what my pacing usually is that it's kind of refreshing for me.  I'm usually a slow player, pissing out a new environment, finding all of the loot.  In this, there are moments where I may be trying to find loot specifically, but the game is so ADD inducing that I'm often on to something else before I find that loot.

Whipping around the city, I usually avoid the ODs instead of trying to hunt them down.  The weapons I have just aren't strong enough, it seems, to get bogged down in a pile of not-zombies.  This is the one problem in the game for me, because the only way to get stronger weapons is to fight them, and that's slow going in the missions, even adding in the few times I decide to wander into a fight.  During the online session I played, the cans seemed to be flowing all over the place, and I thought, "Ah, this is how they entice you to stay online" but then I still couldn't afford anything.  Anyway, I'm still figuring this part out.

Also, I love my character, but I'm not sure I'm getting what's so fun or special about character creation.  It seems kind of like every other system I've seen.  Is it just the wacky outfit choices?  I'm genuinely asking, because I'm not getting it.
111  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: October 29, 2014, 11:15:57 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on October 29, 2014, 04:59:04 PM

It only took me 5 mins to rebuild database. I'll see if it works. I had 3 hangs on wake and that was enough.

I was going to do it, but the PS4 warned me it would take hours. 

You did it through safe mode?
112  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: October 29, 2014, 12:10:06 PM
I'm having the same issue.

Rebuilding the database is the PS4 version of turning it off and back on again.  It's such a long process that I'm waiting to see what other fixes they come up with first.
113  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: October 28, 2014, 07:03:11 PM
Last week was a stumble in pacing, IMO, but this week was really good.

The Bob story line wasn't filler at all, we need these moments, and I admit to getting a little weepy at one point.

As for the group at the end:

Spoiler for Hiden:
Splitting up also makes it easier to film.  It's very tough to get everyone in wardrobe and makeup for those big group scenes, but more than that, you can get a lot more filmed when you can split up the crew.  Shows like this usually have two filming groups (sometimes more, if it's very successful) and while one is filming one bit, the other can be off filming another at the same time.  This is why with the big group focus just recently, we'll get a big flashback episode next with none of those characters in it (except for at the beginning and end).
114  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Doctor Strange on: October 28, 2014, 03:08:30 PM
As I say, he's a good choice.  My only hesitation is that he's becoming a little too ubiquitous.
115  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Doctor Strange on: October 28, 2014, 11:31:27 AM
He's a good choice, of course, but I will miss my image of Jon Hamm.

I wonder if Cumberbatch will be doing an American accent.
116  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: October 27, 2014, 11:42:10 PM

Quote from: Ridah on October 27, 2014, 11:27:31 PM

The worst early adopter experience for me was the 3DS. They drop the price permanently soon after, offer a bunch of crummy games as compensation, then announce the XL.

Wow, the 3DS early adopter bonus sticks out in my mind as one of the best I've ever seen.
117  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Constantine on: October 27, 2014, 10:57:40 PM

Quote from: drifter on October 27, 2014, 09:24:11 PM

The main character is a brit (which just doesn't jive for me)

Wait, what?

Constantine is meant to be a Brit.
118  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Marvel - Dr. Strange on: October 27, 2014, 10:56:08 PM
http://gamingtrend.com/forums/off-topic/(movie)-doctor-strange/
119  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1] Sunset Overdrive (Insomniac's latest) on: October 27, 2014, 06:57:37 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on October 27, 2014, 03:00:53 PM

The Kotaku review, though giving it a Yes, was pretty scathing of the humor/style of the game and seems to mesh with what I've seen from the previews and people playing on Youtube.  All I can think of is


or


Be curious as to what folks around here think in regards to that aspect of the game.

Eurogamer had similar complaints.

I enjoyed this quote from their review:
Quote
If you wanted to be uncharitable, you could voice the suspicion that a great many baseball caps were turned backwards in the echoing board room where this project was greenlit...

Goes with your pics.
120  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked $30 (normally $120) 20% All Games for 2 Years on: October 27, 2014, 06:47:40 PM

Quote from: Caine on October 27, 2014, 02:57:44 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 27, 2014, 02:55:11 PM

Quote from: Caine on October 27, 2014, 02:38:00 PM

In case you missed it, you also get a $10 gc for each game you pre-order.

I did not know that.  Holy crap!


Quote from: Caine on October 27, 2014, 02:26:33 PM

Worth swapping over from my Amazon pre-orders.  Too bad they didn't extend this through the 11th though.  I wasn't looking at picking up anything until then.

I'm glad I found out about this before Friday, as I just held off on getting Bayonetta 2 until Sunday.
Sorry for getting your hopes up temporarily.  Here's the list.

Ah.  And you get that without GCU, just by being a MyBestBuy member.  Good games on the list, anyway.
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