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161  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (09/01) on: September 01, 2014, 04:44:12 AM
Velocity 2x and Joe Danger via PS+.   Otherwise, nada.  I did pick up ArmA 3 and Rocksmith 2k14 today. 
162  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: August 30, 2014, 08:57:50 PM
08/30/14



$19.99

Current Lowest Price: $19.99 at Steam
Historical Lowest Price: $19.99 at Origin PC on Mon Jun 09 2014
163  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: August 30, 2014, 08:56:59 PM
Took out my first nemesis last night from Rittchard.  Managed to take him out in a rather Pyrrhic fashion though as he dropped some of those flame sprinkler attacks just before he died and caught me in in the middle of them with no where to escape.  I died just afterwards but got the loot from the kill. 

I also got my first legendary, which I only ever got in vanilla after 1 3/4 playthroughs and got to send another out to someone.  I love the faster leveling at expert, even though the loot tends to have a shorter lifespan before I find something to replace it.  Still, so much fun. 
164  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Steam, Enhanced on: August 30, 2014, 03:52:58 AM
I've used it for years.  I wish they made the source code accessible though as I would love to pull some of the data they are using.
165  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: August 29, 2014, 05:01:41 PM
08/29/14



$2.49
166  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: August 29, 2014, 03:03:49 PM
You can expect a nemesis from me at some point, but admittedly, it shouldn't pose much challenge.  I turned it up to Elite difficulty and got ganked by a gang of blues. 
167  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 8/29/14 -- Labor Day Weekend Edition! on: August 29, 2014, 02:51:28 PM
I'll be going through Diablo for the ??th time, with the Crusader.  If not on console, I'll load up Elite and progress some more until I can upgrade to a nicer ship.
168  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hollywood will reboot anything - Underworld on: August 28, 2014, 10:12:09 PM

Quote from: rittchard on August 28, 2014, 08:19:22 PM

I love the Underworld flicks, and love Kate Beckinsale.  Will be tough to find a replacement.  Maybe Chloe Grace Moretz, she can kick ass (pun intended) and has played a vampire before.
Oh I hope not.  She looks way too young.  Maybe a side-kick or something, but they need someone with a little more presence I think.
169  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Assassin's Creed Unity on: August 28, 2014, 10:09:42 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on August 28, 2014, 09:32:37 PM

Quote from: TiLT on August 28, 2014, 08:04:01 PM

Quote from: Caine on August 28, 2014, 07:39:08 PM

That extra polish, where crack teams of level designers hand place those crates and overhanging ledges that you inexplicably climb onto during chase scenes.

Believe it or not, but they've actually completely overhauled the control scheme for this game, and what you're describing is no longer going to be an issue. From what I understand, you've got a dedicated button for running that won't send you up walls, a button that makes you climb up, and a button that makes you climb or jump down in a safe way. They even made fun of the same thing as you in one of their recent videos and bragged about how they've solved that problem completely.

I really want to believe, but after buying Black Flag and being bummed that the same old controls were there I'm pretty hesitant to jump in again.  I'm glad they are at least acknowledging the problem and trying to correct it, though.
Yeah, I want to believe too.  (cue X-Files poster) I actually think they will fix this in ACU though, but making fun of AC's not-so-free running is as old as GTA's wonky player animations and Res Evil tank controls.
170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: August 28, 2014, 10:06:17 PM

Quote from: ATB on August 28, 2014, 09:43:18 PM

Quote from: Caine on August 28, 2014, 07:33:58 PM

Quote from: ATB on August 28, 2014, 07:13:38 PM

Quote from: Caine on August 28, 2014, 06:34:09 PM


I just ordered it on XB1 like 2 hours ago XB1. frown

Thanks anyway. :'(
doh!  Do they let you cancel digital pre orders?

They do but now i'm wondering if I need all the preorder junk in my house. smile I'll ruminate on it.
Do it.  The expansion pack alone is $35, so the extra goodies are damn near free.  At least, that's my justification.
171  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: August 28, 2014, 07:39:08 PM
That extra polish, where crack teams of level designers hand place those crates and overhanging ledges that you inexplicably climb onto during chase scenes.
172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: August 28, 2014, 07:33:58 PM

Quote from: ATB on August 28, 2014, 07:13:38 PM

Quote from: Caine on August 28, 2014, 06:34:09 PM


I just ordered it on XB1 like 2 hours ago XB1. frown

Thanks anyway. :'(
doh!  Do they let you cancel digital pre orders?
173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: August 28, 2014, 06:34:09 PM
Hey ATB.  Still looking for a LE copy? 

http://www.gamestop.com/xbox-one/games/destiny-limited-edition/115817
174  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: August 28, 2014, 05:12:22 PM
They also have a Publisher spotlight going through the 1st.



It doesn't look like the daily specials are going to be changing for this though. 
175  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: August 28, 2014, 05:05:54 PM
Spotlight
Play Contagion for FREE starting now through Sunday at 1PM Pacific Time.



$4.99
176  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: August 28, 2014, 05:02:37 PM
08/28/14



$24.99

Grid Autosport Season Pass - $14.99

GRID Autosport - Coup Style Pack - $1.49
GRID Autosport - Best of British Pack - $1.49
GRID Autosport - Boost Pack - $1.49
GRID Autosport - Black Edition Pack - $2.49
177  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Assassin's Creed Unity on: August 28, 2014, 04:51:38 PM
Delayed?! 


To November 11th.  Whew.  It makes October slightly less busy, and makes November somewhat ugly
178  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: August 28, 2014, 02:10:42 PM
I need to forgo my usual routine and skip all the exploration stuff.  So glad that they let you start at higher difficulties though.  I only got enough time to bring my crusader up to level 13.  You do notice how different this is from D3 at launch though.  Loot tables are much better now.
179  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Release Day Calendar on: August 28, 2014, 02:06:13 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on August 28, 2014, 01:44:56 PM

Quote from: Caine on August 28, 2014, 04:22:22 AM

And it's available now to public viewing. 

Any plans on embedding this in somewhere on the main page? 

For now, here's a link and I've added it to my signature.
GT Release Calendar

We are working on it. Has Ron gotten back to you about some formatting requests?

Not yet. 
180  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Release Day Calendar on: August 28, 2014, 04:22:22 AM
And it's available now to public viewing. 

Any plans on embedding this in somewhere on the main page? 

For now, here's a link and I've added it to my signature.
GT Release Calendar
181  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: August 28, 2014, 04:03:30 AM
Ok, my will is broken.  I am installing this as I type.  Time to dive back in. 
182  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Release Day Calendar on: August 27, 2014, 10:07:47 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on August 27, 2014, 06:35:34 PM

Quote from: Caine on August 22, 2014, 03:07:05 PM

Updated with everything I can find through November, so basically this year. 

Can we make it public?

Yessir!  I will commit to doing it this week.  Can you email me all the info on it please?  burke (at) gamingtrend.com

Done. 
183  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: August 27, 2014, 05:01:22 PM
08/27/14



$1.99
184  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Plus - Now with lots more free games! on: August 27, 2014, 03:13:37 PM
September's games have been revealed:


PS4
Velocity 2X (PS4, PS Vita)
Sportsfriends (PS4, PS3)

PS3
PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale (PS3, PS Vita)
Hoard

Vita
Joe Danger
TxK

Not a bad mix of indie and smaller games. 
185  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: August 26, 2014, 05:07:08 PM
Midweek Madness



$17.49
186  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: August 26, 2014, 05:06:54 PM
Midweek Madness



$9.99
187  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: August 26, 2014, 05:06:14 PM
08/26/14



$9.99

Colonist Add-On - $2.49
Explorer Add-On - $2.49
Industrialist Add-On - $2.49
Skirmisher Add-On - $2.49
188  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Okay I've tried before but.. on: August 26, 2014, 02:43:16 PM
Harpua, I've got similar gaming hours.  Feel free to add me on PSN.  Kasei Vallis
189  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 8/22/14 on: August 26, 2014, 02:16:43 PM

Quote from: Caine on August 22, 2014, 03:49:19 PM

In my small attempt to not spend any money buying Diablo 3 yet, I will devote time to Elite Dangerous when I am home and Counterspy when I'm away. 
I beat level 2 of 'Avoid buying Diablo 3', got almost no time in with Elite and managed to beat Counterspy, despite how much the random enemy placement pissed me off. 
190  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Ps4] inFAMOUS: Second Son on: August 26, 2014, 02:15:36 PM

Quote from: TiLT on August 26, 2014, 01:57:00 PM

Quote from: farley2k on August 26, 2014, 01:08:02 PM

Oh and "video" power sucks so far so I don't even expect to use it much.

I had the same immediate impression, but it quickly grew into my favorite power.
I sucks early on but gets better once you power it up.  I hated it too until I did that. 
191  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (08/25) on: August 26, 2014, 02:06:17 PM

Quote from: ATB on August 26, 2014, 01:47:21 PM

Quote from: Harpua3 on August 26, 2014, 02:38:02 AM

Quote from: ATB on August 25, 2014, 10:49:36 PM

Destiny!!!

Hold your horses there lad! We gots a few weeks left! icon_wink

Still trying to find an LE or a digital guardian for the XB1.

Wish I had a PS4 then we could hold hands and conquer the universe together.   The Weghted Companion Cube will never threaten to stab you.
Damn.  I think I saw a post on CAG that XB1 Limited editions had been available.  Not at the moment though.  I would have figured you would have already had a Ghost edition though.
192  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon buying Twitch? on: August 25, 2014, 08:13:34 PM
I guess the title could be changed now

Quote
Today, I’m pleased to announce we’ve been acquired by Amazon. We chose Amazon because they believe in our community, they share our values and long-term vision, and they want to help us get there faster. We’re keeping most everything the same: our office, our employees, our brand, and most importantly our independence. But with Amazon’s support we’ll have the resources to bring you an even better Twitch.

$970 million in cash.  Whoa
193  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Ps4] inFAMOUS: Second Son on: August 25, 2014, 08:11:03 PM
Notably (and thankfully, imo) it misses the following aspects from every bad boss encounter you surely hate:

Timed battle (bonus points for not having this, plus a few more for not being an invisible timer)
Regular un-avoidable attack that does massive damage unless you do a very specific counter/block/move at the exact moment.  
Resistant against all attacks except your special moves.  
194  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon buying Twitch? on: August 25, 2014, 06:54:59 PM
That's funny.  I thought that Google was going to do it.  Wonder how this will play out with the music IP crackdown they just implemented and whether Google will break the export to youtube that twitch has used.  Or if Amazon will and force you to export videos somewhere else. 
195  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: August 25, 2014, 05:11:18 PM



highlights?
Deponia - $1.99 - Well-reviewed adventure
The Journey Down: Chapter One - $0.69
The Whispered World Special Edition - $9.99
Deadfall Adventures - $9.99 - Odd mix of FPS and adventure in an Indiana Jones style
Leviathan: Warships - $3.99 - Turn-based naval combat
Freespace 2 - $6.99 - One of the best space FPS of all time.  Highly modifiable and with an active modding community, even 15 years after its launch.
196  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: August 25, 2014, 05:03:38 PM
08/25/14



$0.99
197  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: August 25, 2014, 04:49:18 PM
Warranty on the controllers?  I'd have guessed it's long expired by this point. (90 Days)
198  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Guardians of the Galaxy on: August 25, 2014, 02:26:01 PM
Damn.  Labor Day weekend.  End of summer.  I hated this time as a kid, it isn't any more fun as an adult. 
199  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: One of my dogs died suddenly today. on: August 25, 2014, 02:24:34 PM
Damn.  That's terrible.  6 years is too soon.  Condolences, Lee. 
200  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: August 25, 2014, 04:30:06 AM
08/24/14



$13.59
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