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41  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: August 22, 2014, 06:50:56 PM
Mine are stable and working just fine, but the analog pads on both controllers is split and in danger of falling off.
42  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: August 22, 2014, 06:28:17 PM
Really?  Guess I hadn't noticed.  Oh well. 
43  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: August 22, 2014, 05:08:47 PM


Today's spotlight is XCOM

XCOM - $7.49
XCOM Complete - $16.49
Includes 4 items: XCOM: Enemy Unknown, XCOM: Enemy Unknown - Elite Soldier Pack, XCOM: Enemy Unknown - Slingshot Pack, XCOM: Enemy Within
Slingshot Pack - $2.30
Elite Soldier Pack - $1.64
Enemy Within - $9.89

XCOm EU/Declassified - $8.49
XCOM Declassified - $3.99
44  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: August 22, 2014, 05:02:34 PM
08/22/14



$12.49

MP3 Activator - $2.49
Cakewalk Expansion Pack - Bass - $7.49
Cakewalk Expansion Pack - Electronica - $7.49
Cakewalk Expansion Pack - Guitars - $7.49
Cakewalk Expansion Pack - Hammond B-3 Organ - $7.49
Cakewalk Expansion Pack - Hohner Clavinet - $7.49
Cakewalk Expansion Pack - Mellotron - $7.49
Cakewalk Expansion Pack - Modern Strings - $7.49
Cakewalk Expansion Pack - Oberheim OB-Xa - $7.49
Cakewalk Expansion Pack - Orchestral Strings - $7.49
Cakewalk Expansion Pack - Orchestral Winds Brass Percussion - $7.49
Cakewalk Expansion Pack - Prophet-600 - $7.49
Cakewalk Expansion Pack - Rhodes Electric Piano - $7.49
Cakewalk Expansion Pack - Sound Effects - $7.49
Cakewalk Expansion Pack - Steinway Grand Piano - $7.49
Cakewalk Expansion Pack - Urban - $7.49
Cakewalk Expansion Pack - Video Game Sound Designer Air Guns Transportation - $4.99
Cakewalk Expansion Pack - Video Game Sound Designer Hits and Transitions - $4.99
Cakewalk Expansion Pack - Video Game Sound Designer Sci-Fi Ambient Machines - $4.99
Cakewalk Expansion Pack - Vintage Keyboards - $7.49
Cakewalk Expansion Pack - World Instruments - $7.49
Cakewalk Expansion Pack - Wurlitzer Electric Piano - $7.49
Cakewalk Expansion Pack - Yamaha CP-70 - $7.49
45  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Galactic Civilizations III on: August 22, 2014, 04:52:13 PM
I missed this earlier, but the game is now in Early Access and offering a discounted price of $45.  Fair warning though, it appears this abuses the meaning of 'beta' and has a number of features missing or poorly implemented. 

http://store.steampowered.com/app/226860/

It is Stardock, so expect it to be feature complete and bug free at some point.  (Whether before release or after is the question)
46  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 8/22/14 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. 
47  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fish Play Street Fighter on: August 22, 2014, 03:48:11 PM
as long as we don't start marching into death booths due to some fish losing a match, I'm ok with it. 
48  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fish Play Street Fighter on: August 22, 2014, 03:23:04 PM
Between the whacks who think this stuff up, the 'Twitch plays...' streams and people on kickstarter like 'potato salad guy', I've confirmed I don't know how to get rich/exposure. 
49  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Release Day Calendar 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?
50  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: August 22, 2014, 02:00:33 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on August 22, 2014, 12:46:54 PM

I need to add some of you guys to my friends list. I have exactly one friend on PS4 which is Hetz. I feel like the last kid picked for the kickball team.  icon_frown

YK, check that thread in the mp forum.  lots of names in there. 
51  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: August 21, 2014, 05:07:49 PM

Quote from: Caine on August 20, 2014, 05:14:58 PM

They also started a 2K weekend


First up is Civ V
Civ V - $7.49
Brave New World - $7.49
Complete - $16.49

Today's 2K title is

Borderlands 2 - $4.99
Borderlands 2 - Goty Edition - $9.99

All DLC also on sale
Borderlands 2 Season Pass - $9.89
Borderlands 2 - Psycho Pack - $3.29
Borderlands 2: Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2 - $1.64
Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep - $3.29
Borderlands 2: Ultimate Vault Hunters Upgrade Pack - $1.64
Borderlands 2: Sir Hammerlocks Big Game Hunt - $3.29
Borderlands 2: Mr. Torgues Campaign of Carnage - $3.29
Borderlands 2: Mechromancer Pack - $3.29
Borderlands 2 - Captain Scarlett and her Pirate's Booty - $3.29
Borderlands 2: Collector's Edition Pack - $1.64
Borderlands 2: Creature Slaughterdome - $1.64
Borderlands 2: Headhunter 5: Son of Crawmerax - $0.98
Borderlands 2: Headhunter 4: Wedding Day Massacre - $0.98
Borderlands 2: Headhunter 1: Bloody Harvest - $0.98
Borderlands 2: Headhunter 2: Wattle Gobbler - $0.98
Borderlands 2: Headhunter 3: Mercenary Day - $0.98
Borderlands 2: Commando Madness Pack - $0.32
Borderlands 2: Commando Supremacy Pack - $0.32
Borderlands 2: Commando Domination Pack - $0.32
Borderlands 2: Siren Madness Pack - $0.32
Borderlands 2: Siren Supremacy Pack - $0.32
Borderlands 2: Siren Domination Pack - $0.32
Borderlands 2: Gunzerker Madness Pack - $0.32
Borderlands 2: Gunzerker Supremacy Pack - $0.32
Borderlands 2: Gunzerker Domination Pack - $0.32
Borderlands 2: Mechromancer Madness Pack - $0.32
Borderlands 2: Mechromancer Supremacy Pack - $0.32
Borderlands 2: Mechromancer Domination Pack - $0.32
Borderlands 2: Assassin Madness Pack - $0.32
Borderlands 2: Assassin Supremacy Pack - $0.32
Borderlands 2: Assassin Domination Pack - $0.32
Borderlands 2: Mechromancer Steampunk Slayer Pack - $0.32
Borderlands 2: Gunzerker Dapper Gent Pack - $0.32
Borderlands 2: Psycho Dark Psyche Pack - $0.32
Borderlands 2: Psycho Madness Pack - $0.32
Borderlands 2: Psycho Supremacy Pack - $0.32
Borderlands 2: Psycho Domination Pack - $0.32
Borderlands 2: Siren Glitter and Gore Pack - $0.32
Borderlands 2: Commando Haggard Hunter Pack - $0.32
Borderlands 2: Assassin Stinging Blade Pack - $0.32
Borderlands 2: Mechromancer Beatmaster Pack - $0.32
Borderlands 2: Gunzerker Greasy Grunt Pack - $0.32
Borderlands 2: Psycho Party Pack - $0.32
Borderlands 2: Siren Learned Warrior Pack - $0.32
Borderlands 2: Commando Devilish Good Looks Pack - $0.32
Borderlands 2 : Assassin Cl0ckw0rk Pack - $0.32
52  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: August 21, 2014, 05:04:27 PM
Weekend Deal



$19.99
53  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: August 21, 2014, 05:03:12 PM
08/21/14



$4.99
54  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: August 21, 2014, 03:54:45 PM
No, I don't think they'll change that.  Pretty much SOP for them these days.  They love putting them in the vault, it means they get to re-release them in yet another special edition. 
55  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: August 21, 2014, 02:58:48 PM
So we'll be inundated with hype until the movie has no chance of living up to it.  That about sum it up, eh Disney?
56  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Elite: Dangerous on: August 21, 2014, 03:13:54 AM
The throttle option is called 'Throttle axis range'  Full Range or Forward Only

Set the control pre-set to the X52 in ED, then modify from there. 

Here's a good thread with more on it.

https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=15257

In game controls


keymap reference


Keep in mind, this is showing the Pro, but the same buttons (exception being the MFD) are present on both models, just ID'ed differently.  Here's a quick comparison
 
Pro - Standard
Button map callout vs label in control panel.
16  -   31
17  -   scroll down
18  -   scroll up
19  -   32
31  -   30

Joy20-23 - POV 2 URDL
Joy24-27 - Throttle Hat URDL

Changes I made to this config:
I set Joy11 to Landing gear so I don't need to hunt during that moment.  I remapped Joy7 (reverse thrust) to assisted mode as I use the full range throttle.  I set Joy16 to Toggle head look in the rare cases I use the mouse to find something outside of view.  I set Joy32 to Next subcomponent, at least until I get the game to recognize the up/down scroll wheel inputs. 

Other than that, it's mostly just trial and error like you said once you get comfortable with the controls.  Learning to use the Joy6 (UI Focus mode) in combination with the two hats on the joystick and Joy4 to select will let you do all the Nav,contacts,Comms without looking down or touching the keyboard. 

I recommend starting a normal solo game to get familiar with the basics of flight, then exit and load up the combat scenarios.  you need to go in order, but there's no risk to dying here and you get to try out one of the later ships after a few missions. 
57  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Elite: Dangerous on: August 21, 2014, 12:36:44 AM

Quote from: pingwrx on August 20, 2014, 10:12:53 PM

Ok just got home with x52 regular version any tips for configuring the setup.

These two to start.  Relevant thread for reference:
http://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?p=364346


Quote from: TiLT on August 18, 2014, 08:19:30 PM

Quote from: Caine on August 18, 2014, 08:12:44 PM

did you get the original or the pro, Kato?  I've found that for the most part, you can manage with the default control setup, but ran across a known issue.  the pinkie button at the bottom of the joystick grip is flaky and isn't picked up in game unless you have the x52 control panel up. 

I don't know if this is related, but you have to make sure you disable the clutch toggle in the x52 control panel, or the Boost command won't work in the game. It might be the same problem you're having.

If you install the editor, you can set the throttle click-wheel (just right of the throttle hat) to individual buttons if you remove the mapping to the default.  I haven't gone through to set up a complete profile as most of the work was done in ED directly just through it's control mapping.  If you do load up a default profile, it was recommended to remove the other modes and just leave mode 1.  TBH, not sure if this is needed though.

personally, try both options for the throttle, one using a toggle for forwards/back and the other maps the full range of the throttle for forwards/back.  I find the second option can help in landing if you over-shoot, plus it frees up a button for something else.
58  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: August 20, 2014, 07:43:35 PM
Heavier duty, from what I can tell,  plus the centering is better,  more resistive where the non pro is free-moving.

I have no complaints about either with the regular model, even though the center isn't solid, it doesn't intefere with level flight.
59  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Elite: Dangerous on: August 20, 2014, 06:59:08 PM
I definitely like having the X52.  Like Kato said, you can put pretty much every major game mapping onto the joystick. You lose out on the extended targeting options, but you are able to have all of your combat controls without lifting your hands.  

BTW, if you see the two models, Pro and non, know that they are functionally identical and really only differ in the construction materials and the centering mechanism.
60  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: August 20, 2014, 05:14:58 PM
They also started a 2K weekend


First up is Civ V
Civ V - $7.49
Brave New World - $7.49
Complete - $16.49
61  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: August 20, 2014, 05:06:18 PM
08/20/14



$2.99
62  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/PS3/Vita] Counterspy on: August 20, 2014, 03:42:57 PM
The review on Polygon was pretty hard on the game, but GT seemed to like it.  So far, I'm about half way between the 5 and 9, depending on the layout of the randomly generated levels and the enemy placement.  I had the western power down to Defcon 4, then got completely screwed by a squad which was held up at the last terminal.  No way around it of course, but what made this go from bad to annoyance was a rocket soldier who was in the background. He was camped in a place without a cover shot nearby, so I couldn't pick him off.  He also had a view onto the only cover available for the squad at the end. 

So, instead of getting a quick ending to an otherwise good mission, I get a rocket in the back.  This alerted the squad, and I was killed with a grenade.  By the time I routed them, I was at Defcon 1. 
63  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Do you buy DVDs anymore? on: August 19, 2014, 10:05:28 PM
yup.  we still get them on physical discs.  easy to use on the portable player when we travel.  we still have one of those old school dual screen/1 drive portable units.  cheaper than getting two tablets and going digital.
64  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/PS3/Vita] Counterspy on: August 19, 2014, 09:50:18 PM
Played two of the missions so far.  You have to balance out the two sides so neither one gets too 'antsy'.  The only complaint I have on the Vita version is that the load screens are pretty long.  Otherwise, you have a nice mix of side scroller and first-person shooting.
65  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PS4/PS3/Vita] Counterspy on: August 19, 2014, 08:18:07 PM
Surprised no thread was created on this.  Anyone else pick it up?  I haven't had a chance to try the PS4 version yet, but the Vita version looks good. 
66  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: August 19, 2014, 05:04:02 PM
08/19/14



$3.74
67  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: August 19, 2014, 05:02:54 PM
Midweek Madness
Portal 2



$4.99
68  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: August 19, 2014, 05:02:40 PM
Midweek Madness



$4.99

Metro: Last Light - Chronicles Pack - $1.24
Metro: Last Light - Developer Pack - $0.99
Metro: Last Light - Faction Pack - $1.24
Metro: Last Light - RPK - $0.24
Metro: Last Light - Novel - Free
Metro: Last Light - Ranger Mode - $1.24
Metro: Last Light - Tower Pack - $1.24
69  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Elite: Dangerous on: August 18, 2014, 08:12:44 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on August 18, 2014, 08:06:39 PM

Bought the game, waiting for my Saitek X52 to arrive before I play smile
did you get the original or the pro, Kato?  I've found that for the most part, you can manage with the default control setup, but ran across a known issue.  the pinkie button at the bottom of the joystick grip is flaky and isn't picked up in game unless you have the x52 control panel up. 

I'm slowly tweaking the config to keep as much of the gameplay off the keyboard.  sadly, the built in mouse on the throttle isn't recognized at all or it would make a great alternative to the free-look of a normal mouse.

Thanks for the hints TiLT.  I haven't spent any time in that mode of the galaxy map.  Good advice. 
70  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 8/15/14 on: August 18, 2014, 06:33:03 PM

Quote from: Caine on August 15, 2014, 02:51:09 PM

Going to spend my free time with Elite Dangerous. 
got a few hours, but my whole weekend (plus Friday) was wrecked from being sick all weekend. 
71  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Elite: Dangerous on: August 18, 2014, 06:32:13 PM
I only managed to play for a few hours on Friday before the nastiness of a cold set in.  I had a few combat encounters just by hanging around the preset nav points in the systems.  Just hang around and wait for those with a wanted status to pop up, then close the distance to them, shift all power over to weapons and let fly.  Took out another sidewinder and got another down to low teens in hull strength before he escaped.  I turned in the bounty the next time I refueled.  I got ambushed by a interdiction loving set of pirates who swarmed me in much stronger ships and couldn't break free, but I didn't have the thought to flee until it was too late. 

Best run was after I restarted at the base and took a mission to take out a few wanted civvies. I had a system security ship join in on a wanted in a larger ship.  I've forgotten the name, but he tore me up pretty good and dropped my hull down to half.  Then, I must have smashed something important in hi ship as he was left spinning and unable to shoot back.  Took a while to kill him, but I got a pretty good bounty off of that, plus he counted against the mission.  I am liking the combat so far. 

Any hints specific to ED to get started on the trading side?  I would rather like to avoid the hassle of flying off to every station in range just to chart off the prices on paper.  It worked back in Privateer's day, but It's no less a PitA
72  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: August 18, 2014, 06:19:37 PM
how does this tie in with battle.net? or does it at all?  I haven't logged in in so long, I may have issues with my token generator.
73  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: August 18, 2014, 06:00:54 PM



highlights?
Viktor - $7.49 - well-reviewed side scroller in the metroid-vania tradition
Descent: FreeSpace The Great War - $2.99 - Classic space sim. 
Zeno Clash 2 - $1.94 - crazy sequel to a 1st person brawler
AI War Bundle (2014) - $6.80 - Full game with all expansions. 
Gimbal - $8.99 - fully customizable vehicles in a top-down space mp arena
Alien Breed series - $4.99 each - good action series inspired by old school original
74  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: August 18, 2014, 05:50:35 PM
8/18



Standard $4.99

Current Lowest Price: $4.99 at Steam
Historical Lowest Price: $4.99 at GameFly PC on Thu Jul 03 2014
75  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (08/18) on: August 18, 2014, 04:23:03 AM
Getting Counterspy as it looks like a great little game for the Vita.  Going to pick up D3 on the PS4 at some point, but I'm not sure just when. 
76  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: August 17, 2014, 11:43:02 PM

Quote from: The Grue on August 17, 2014, 10:37:46 PM

I'm only double dipping as I knew there was going to be a PS4 version, so I had enough willpower to skip the PS3 one.

I'm considering this myself. I had originally pegged Sacred 3 to fill the ARPG itch, but that died after more information came out about the changes. I'm looking forward to seeing how D3 has been updated and the new content.
77  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: August 17, 2014, 05:15:45 PM
8/17



Standard $12.49

Classic Edition $16.24
78  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: August 16, 2014, 05:08:21 PM
8/16



$2.99
79  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: August 15, 2014, 05:03:24 PM
Weekend Spotlight



$5.99

80  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: August 15, 2014, 05:02:22 PM
8/15



$7.49
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