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6841  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Holiday Sale 2010 - IT'S STARTED!!!!1! on: December 22, 2010, 04:10:44 AM

Quote from: Ænima on December 22, 2010, 03:48:49 AM

Is The Witcher more like NWN or Diablo?

definitely more like nwn but with a more active combat system which relies on timing your button presses to keep combos going.  it's not a click-fest ala diablo and from a gameplay standard, it is nothing at all like diablo. 
6842  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Holiday Sale 2010 - IT'S STARTED!!!!1! on: December 21, 2010, 08:02:05 AM

Quote from: Tokek on December 21, 2010, 07:06:04 AM

Quote from: Daehawk on December 21, 2010, 06:30:08 AM

Quote from: Turtle on December 21, 2010, 05:20:45 AM

Picked up Battlefield: Bad Company 2 for $6.25. It's been a long time since I played a battlefield game, but I felt I needed a shooter that wasn't CoD style.

I've seen this for sale twice now but I've passed it up both times because I'm just afraid it's old enough to where no one is playing it online much. That's basically all that game is. I'd hate to buy it to find out it's dead.

It's not dead, especially now with the Vietnam DLC.

it also had a pretty decent sp campaign too.  i enjoyed it more than mw2 fwiw
6843  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Holiday Sale 2010 - IT'S STARTED!!!!1! on: December 21, 2010, 05:43:10 AM

Quote from: Caine on December 21, 2010, 02:40:15 AM

definitely in on the oddworld pack for myself, plus portal for gifts, and maybe super meat boy for the extra content.

i also have the two indie packs i was eyeballing earlier.

i need to find that site that lists games by their discounts to see how many super cheap games are on the list.  misadventures of pb winterbottom for fifty cents is insane. 

ah, here it is.  great for rooting out those crazy deals by price or discount, and you get all of them in a big list, which is interesting if a little crazy to see.
6844  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Holiday Sale 2010 - IT'S STARTED!!!!1! on: December 21, 2010, 02:40:15 AM
definitely in on the oddworld pack for myself, plus portal for gifts, and maybe super meat boy for the extra content.

i also have the two indie packs i was eyeballing earlier.

i need to find that site that lists games by their discounts to see how many super cheap games are on the list.  misadventures of pb winterbottom for fifty cents is insane. 
6845  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 12/17/10 on: December 20, 2010, 01:08:52 AM
aside from a trip to the western wastelands outside of NV, i have been spending most of my time building out my tree fort in minecraft.
6846  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: December 19, 2010, 10:07:12 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 19, 2010, 09:56:11 PM

Quote from: Caine on December 19, 2010, 09:52:54 PM

Quote from: Gratch on December 19, 2010, 07:12:40 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 19, 2010, 06:28:10 PM

Quote from: Gratch on December 17, 2010, 04:59:36 PM

Against my better judgment (I already have 4 other handheld RPG's that I've barely scratched the surface on), I picked up Avalon this morning and spent a couple hours with it.  Technically, it's quite a remarkable achievement.  The environment looks fantastic, the animations are great, the music is good (although it's very annoying that the track starts over every time you enter or exit a room), the UI is very user-friendly, and the whole package is incredibly polished.  It really does feel like you're playing Oblivion on a handheld.  The world seems huge and there's plenty to do, although the map isn't the best and it's easy to get lost without any sort of quest marker.  Especially in the dungeons.  I got a call about halfway through a dungeon, got completely turned around, and it took me forever to find my way back out.

That said, it's such a completely and utterly generic "Ye Olde Fantasy" world that I'm having a hard time getting into it.  I also found myself fighting with the camera more often than the enemies until I switched to a 3rd person fixed perspective.  I'd highly recommend doing that right off the bat.  It's also incredibly easy so far (I can one or two hit nearly every enemy), but I'm sure that will change as I get further on.

I'd give it a cautious thumbs-up, depending on what sort of game you're looking for.  It's definitely grown on me the longer I've played today, and looks like it will be a fun ride.  It still blows my mind that I'm playing something like this on a phone.  smile

you know, I spent about 15 minutes trying to find Avalon on the app store..... *Fist Shaking*

 icon_lol  Sorry dude.

care to share?

it's actually Aralon, not Avalon.

thanks ceekay.  

that does look good.  i can deal with generic fantasy rpg if it looks and plays this good.  i wonder how it will play on my old 3g (likely, bad) but i am anticipating getting an ipad/4g soon so i will get this while the sale is good.  

and i see it won't play on this one at all.  bummer. 
6847  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Direct2Drive Best of 2010 Sale on: December 19, 2010, 09:55:30 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 19, 2010, 07:00:55 PM

Quote from: mirage775 on December 19, 2010, 06:41:32 PM

I meant was there a retail copy being released?

not that I've heard of.  of course I've seen it where smaller games like this will be released digitally and then later be released in retail, like Torchlight did.

not that i have spent a long time looking in retail shops lately, but i do know that the Strong Bad game was released on disc and that is also a Telltale game.  pretty sure the sam and max games were also released on pc on disc too.
6848  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: December 19, 2010, 09:52:54 PM

Quote from: Gratch on December 19, 2010, 07:12:40 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 19, 2010, 06:28:10 PM

Quote from: Gratch on December 17, 2010, 04:59:36 PM

Against my better judgment (I already have 4 other handheld RPG's that I've barely scratched the surface on), I picked up Avalon this morning and spent a couple hours with it.  Technically, it's quite a remarkable achievement.  The environment looks fantastic, the animations are great, the music is good (although it's very annoying that the track starts over every time you enter or exit a room), the UI is very user-friendly, and the whole package is incredibly polished.  It really does feel like you're playing Oblivion on a handheld.  The world seems huge and there's plenty to do, although the map isn't the best and it's easy to get lost without any sort of quest marker.  Especially in the dungeons.  I got a call about halfway through a dungeon, got completely turned around, and it took me forever to find my way back out.

That said, it's such a completely and utterly generic "Ye Olde Fantasy" world that I'm having a hard time getting into it.  I also found myself fighting with the camera more often than the enemies until I switched to a 3rd person fixed perspective.  I'd highly recommend doing that right off the bat.  It's also incredibly easy so far (I can one or two hit nearly every enemy), but I'm sure that will change as I get further on.

I'd give it a cautious thumbs-up, depending on what sort of game you're looking for.  It's definitely grown on me the longer I've played today, and looks like it will be a fun ride.  It still blows my mind that I'm playing something like this on a phone.  smile

you know, I spent about 15 minutes trying to find Avalon on the app store..... *Fist Shaking*

 icon_lol  Sorry dude.

care to share?
6849  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 19, 2010, 09:40:16 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 19, 2010, 07:56:53 PM

Quote from: WinoMcCougarstein on December 19, 2010, 07:36:53 PM

Whoa, where can I get those Star Wars posters? 

Mondo Tees, 50 bucks a piece and they don't release until tomorrow.

i love how the worked the details of the scene into the portrait. 
6850  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Are Asian Americans easily offended? on: December 19, 2010, 09:38:55 PM

Quote from: TiLT on December 19, 2010, 09:08:03 PM

Quote from: Zekester on December 19, 2010, 06:18:07 PM

I started this thread without a strand of racism against Asians. I, in fact, happen to love most Asian culture and peoples, and to visit Japan or China are on my top two choices of places wanting to visit before I die. I grew up with a Vietnamese friend in middle school. So those of you here that assumed that I was racist against Asians were just flat-out 100% WRONG.

The only thing I can think of when reading that is this.

The saddest thing about this whole ordeal is that Zekester isn't going to learn anything from it.

thought the same thing.

if you ask an offensive question, you should expect to be called on it.  if you can't understand that it's offensive, or accept that you made a mistake, then there's nothing more to discuss.
6851  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Google's Chrome OS on: December 19, 2010, 06:16:57 PM
i would use one if they sent it to me.  one of the biggest things we do with a pc downstairs is surf and my old ancient dell xps just doesn't run worth a damn any more.  i am curious why it takes so long to load up from the power on though.  5 minutes is what i would expect with my home machine.
6852  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 19, 2010, 06:13:56 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 19, 2010, 05:37:41 PM

damn that gure!

can't blame this one on the iphone this time ceekay.  biggrin
6853  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is your biggest disappointment / surprise game of the year? on: December 19, 2010, 05:38:38 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on December 19, 2010, 02:36:48 PM

no idea how i forgot this,but one of my disappointing games this year was Heavy Rain,looked great but i really didn't wanna shake my controller to brush my teeth or set the table..then half way through i got a save corruption ..and i really didn't want to play it again to get back to where i was

heavy rain was pretty interesting to me, despite the quirky aspects of the control scheme.  what killed it for me was when the game locked me into killing a character due to not responding to an obvious directional prompt.  "press left to not die" and no amount pressing left would not let me do what the game wanted me to do.  if i had lost a character because i wasn't fast enough on a qte, i could accept that and continue.  but losing one because it wouldn't let me hit left, no.  i sent it back to gamefly the next day and deleted the game off the drive. 
6854  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Foods You Ain't Use to like, but Now Do? on: December 19, 2010, 05:19:05 PM

Quote from: Koz on December 19, 2010, 04:23:02 PM

Asparagus. Still don't like brussel sprouts.

this, pretty much plus spinach.  still don't like beets though.
6855  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Favorite Christmas Carol on: December 19, 2010, 05:45:07 AM
OI!

and

Christmas time

6856  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Foods You Ain't Use to like, but Now Do? on: December 19, 2010, 05:30:59 AM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on December 19, 2010, 05:29:44 AM

Isgrimnur's brussel sprouts:

Cook bacon
Throw out brussel sprouts
Eat bacon



biggrin
6857  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Direct2Drive Best of 2010 Sale on: December 19, 2010, 03:19:41 AM

Quote from: mirage775 on December 18, 2010, 11:37:12 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 17, 2010, 08:33:12 AM

I just noticed they have Back to the Future listed for $21.95, so the code will work with it and bring it down to $17.00.

Is this any fun?  And I'm assuming you can only get it through D2D?
it hasn't released yet and i would assume that steam would have it too.  the tales site already does.
6858  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: It's the Apocalypse....what's your choice? on: December 18, 2010, 07:50:22 PM

Quote from: rittchard on December 16, 2010, 07:05:40 PM

Just like in my thread, I always go with the aliens.  It's much more exciting to me.  Plus there's always the chance that we can beat them with some hot air balloons and red dust.  Or Will Smith.
and inexplicable coincidences of OS coding vulnerabilities.
6859  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Keeping it ALL in the family on: December 18, 2010, 07:46:17 PM

Quote from: Biyobi on December 18, 2010, 06:39:15 PM

Quote from: Caine on December 18, 2010, 04:58:31 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on December 18, 2010, 06:17:42 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on December 18, 2010, 04:02:14 AM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on December 18, 2010, 12:53:23 AM

I'm not sure that I would use porn as your guide for what's normal in any group.

WHaaaa??   saywhat

I don't get the Whaaa...

yeah, not sure what E#9 is going for here either.

I agree with E#9.  How can porn not be your guide to what's normal for any group? It covers just about all everyday situations! Service call to a hot woman's house?  Bang her!  The hot secretary wearing a short skirt at the office today?  Bang her! The list is endless!  icon_wink
from an inverse perspective, sure.  because if porn won't go there...
6860  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Are Asian Americans easily offended? on: December 18, 2010, 07:44:12 PM

Quote from: The Grue on December 18, 2010, 07:39:30 PM

Quote from: Alefroth on December 17, 2010, 01:00:31 AM


To me, asking an Armenian where the best Armenian food is, isn't the issue. Asking if they all behave the same way, as if they are some stereotypical, homogeneous, group, is.

Ale

What if you asked if the majority of a race or ethnicity behaved a certain way?  Would that be okay?

take the original question, replace asian with african and ask the same question.  compare the results. 
6861  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Direct2Drive Best of 2010 Sale on: December 18, 2010, 05:46:02 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 17, 2010, 08:33:12 AM

I just noticed they have Back to the Future listed for $21.95, so the code will work with it and bring it down to $17.00.

that's a pretty good sale. 
6862  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Blizzard's Next MMO: Titan on: December 18, 2010, 05:43:14 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on December 18, 2010, 05:34:44 PM

so a mobile version of OnLive?

or like a mobile VNC.  what they need to do is come out with a scaled down client to get around the lag inherent in a remote control app.
6863  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Holiday Sale 2010 starts the 20th! on: December 18, 2010, 05:15:12 PM

Quote from: EddieA on December 18, 2010, 08:13:57 AM

A post at NeoGAF reveals some indie and other bundles that will probably be part of the sale.

TellTale complete pack
Alien Breed pack
Indie Smart pack- (Puzzle Dimensions, Lumines, Droplitz, Puzzle Agent, Quantz) - i have lumines on the psp anwayys
2D pack- (Bullet Candy, Geometry Wars, Super Laser Racer, VVVVVV, Galcon Fusion) GW on the xbla
Fright Pack- (The Path, Zombie Driver, Scourge Project, The Void, Burn Zombie Burn)
Fantasy Pack- (Spectromancer, Fairie Solitaire, Fortix, Bob Came in Pieces, NyxQuest)
Flight Pack- (Every Day Shooter, Gratuitious Space Battles, Dogfighter, Flotilla, Guns of Icarus)
Adventure Pack- (Gish, And Yet It Moves, Mr Robot, Samarost, Jolly Roger)
Kids Pack- (Toki Tori, Crayon Physics, Secret of Magic Crystal, Max & Magic Marker, Delve Deeper)
Beat Pack- (Rhythm Zone, Beat Hazard, Turba, Chime, Bit Trip Beat)
Future Pack- (Uplink, Twin Sector, Hammerfight, System Protocol, Hacker Evolution)
Brain Pack- (Big Brain Wolf, Windowsill, Zen Bound 2, Diamond Dan, Puzzle Bots)
Mix Pack- (Darwinia, Defcon, Cogs, Eufloria, Plain Sight)
Heavy Hitters- (Audio Surf, Trine, The Maw, Osmos, Braid Shattered Horizon, World of Goo, Zeno Clash)

Indie Potato Pack- Amnesia, Bit Trip, Toki Tori, Red Orchestra, Killing Floor, Darkest Hour, Audio Surf, Wonderful End of the world, Defense Grid, AAAAA, Ball, Cogs, Braid, Super Meat Boy


looks like just the future pack for me then.  and maybe the brain pack.  everything else is probably paying more for them then i really want.  too bad steam doesn't let you gift the others.
6864  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Holiday Sale 2010 starts the 20th! on: December 18, 2010, 05:03:47 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on December 18, 2010, 04:29:07 PM

Quote from: Chaz on December 18, 2010, 01:19:47 PM

The good/bad part of constantly buying off Steam sales is that it's unusual that I don't own one or more games from all the bundles they do, which makes them easier to resist.

This.  I almost never get the packs, unless I can get one for the same price I'd pay for two of them.

What they should really do is have a pick-and-choose menu and let you get any five games from a group of twenty.  I probably mean they should do that for us, I'm sure they've figured out that this works better for them.

of course it does.  i already have bought a handful of games more than once due to the last sale.  if the new packs are also a buck per game, i will probably do the same. 

definitely in on the oddworld pack though. 
6865  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Keeping it ALL in the family on: December 18, 2010, 04:58:31 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on December 18, 2010, 06:17:42 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on December 18, 2010, 04:02:14 AM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on December 18, 2010, 12:53:23 AM

I'm not sure that I would use porn as your guide for what's normal in any group.

WHaaaa??   saywhat

I don't get the Whaaa...

yeah, not sure what E#9 is going for here either.
6866  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Are Asian Americans easily offended? on: December 18, 2010, 04:54:18 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on December 18, 2010, 04:38:55 PM

Even in uniform, the locals call me an "Oriental" in Georgia (Ft Benning) and Kentucy (Ft Knox)....lol

as one of my old work buddies used to say, "do i look like a rug to you?"

where i grew up, with the ethnic diversity as wide as the off-white aisle of a paint store, if you stood out, you either were mocked or you became so motivated to succeed that you could get the hell out as soon as possible.
6867  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 18, 2010, 04:51:39 PM

Quote from: PR_GMR on December 18, 2010, 03:43:57 PM

Quote from: GuidoTKP on December 18, 2010, 12:20:14 AM

Quote from: TK-421 on December 17, 2010, 08:41:48 PM


Ok, everybody remember the uproar over this gif?


Quote
that's a seriously hard hit.  kind of brutal that she doesn't move afterwards (of her own volition that is)
Quote
What is it that entertains people about seeing other people hurt or maim themselves? CeeKay calling this picture "snuff" was pretty accurate. For all we know this girl died from that fall.
Quote
Stop posting snuff, Ceekay.

Spoiler for Hiden:
You can see her starting to get up at the end of the video

Thanks for posting that. I'd always wondered how that person made out. I guess I still don't know, but at least there was some movement.  icon_confused
Well, here's the video that shows the aftermath:



I think she made it ok (after a while). If you watch the video carefully, she lands on her shoulder, not on her head. Ugly fall. If she would have landed on her head, it would have been a spinal or head injury.. but she lands on her right shoulder, so she made it.

edited to add: One more thing. Like Bullwinkle pointed, I think it's a 'he'. A very young dude.
well, it's a relief in the general sense that some internet stranger didn't get too seriously injured the way you thought they were.  and yes, it does seem to be a dude (get a haircut ya hippie!).  as for the whole "the idiot deserved it" or not, i think my thought on this one is that if you take the risks, you should accept the consequences.  it doesn't make it any less painful to watch however.  cue the bull with his horn protruding from the guy's mouth/elbow pic.
6868  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the Apple iPad: now with iPad 2 rumors on: December 18, 2010, 04:30:24 PM
i've never been one to jump in on the first generation as it seems the stuff is always improving.  it seems to work out better than most over all.  the one time i jumped in early (the wii), i ended up losing interest in it pretty fast.
6869  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Escapist: Zero Punctuation on: December 17, 2010, 05:07:09 AM
loved his take on FNV. 
6870  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Are Asian Americans easily offended? on: December 16, 2010, 08:23:21 PM

Quote from: rickfc on December 16, 2010, 07:52:58 PM

Quote from: hepcat on December 16, 2010, 07:49:32 PM

icon_lol icon_lol icon_lol icon_lol

this.   icon_lol icon_lol icon_lol
Damnit, I'm going to get dirty looks if I laugh like that at work again.

Nicely done ATB. You're my hero man.

If zeke leaves, it will a pretty quick departure. I think he only started posting again just recently.   

And if he doesn't, Ill post the other pic from the Internet poster classification.
6871  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Are Asian Americans easily offended? on: December 16, 2010, 06:33:05 AM

Quote from: pr0ner on December 16, 2010, 04:59:01 AM

This thread is full of fail.

6872  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Family Guy - It's a Trap on: December 16, 2010, 06:25:50 AM
the robot chicken guys are also doing another SW special too.  tbh, i always liked their version better. 

"what the hell is an aluminum falcon"?
6873  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: [Fileplanet] Free Downloadable Soundtracks for Games on: December 16, 2010, 06:23:50 AM
something about the minecraft tunes just gets me, especially the calm ones.  very atmospheric.
6874  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: GoG Holiday Sale on: December 16, 2010, 05:15:13 AM
picked up outcast, primarily for the OST and to avoid the install/config issues.  i have the later tex murphy games on deck but haven't decided yet.
6875  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Dark theme missing button on: December 14, 2010, 04:57:27 AM
i'd be happy for a spoiler button myself.
6876  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Gaming Headphones on: December 13, 2010, 05:55:58 AM
the DSS has dropped back down to $69.99 on amazon again for those of you who missed it.
6877  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 13, 2010, 05:20:07 AM

Quote from: PeteRock on December 13, 2010, 05:05:07 AM

Quote from: USMC Kato on December 12, 2010, 11:24:06 AM


Because despite the number of bullets fired the man in the photo is still alive?

 icon_wink

well, they did put kato on the SAW for a reason you know.
6878  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Thor: God of Thunder on: December 13, 2010, 05:05:18 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 13, 2010, 05:01:17 AM

Quote from: Caine on December 13, 2010, 04:58:14 AM

too bad it isn't Creative Assembly.  i would have liked a pseudo sequel to Viking

speaking of Vikings, I just grabbed it during the B2G1 free gamestop sale to play again.

we may be in the minority, but i really liked that game despite the flaws.  i would love to have a refined sequel.
6879  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Elder Scrolls V:Skyrim on: December 13, 2010, 04:59:11 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on December 12, 2010, 11:21:46 PM

interesting stuff here,apparently Skyrim will be on an all new game engine

Quote
@nickbreckon Nick Breckon
We can now confirm that the TES V: Skyrim engine is all-new. And it looks fantastic.
5 hours ago via web

http://twitter.com/#!/nickbreckon/status/14015054991069184

fine, great.  now ttiwwop. 

(them, not you MO)
6880  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Thor: God of Thunder on: December 13, 2010, 04:58:14 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on December 12, 2010, 08:23:32 PM

Quote from: Caine on December 12, 2010, 08:15:55 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on December 12, 2010, 06:30:17 PM

It's a movie game made by Sega.   Head meets wall

any word on the developer? 

The PS3/360 version is being developed by Liquid Entertainment, who last released Rise of the Argonauts.  So that doesn't raise my hopes much by itself.

argonauts wasn't a bad game, but for the $10 i paid for it, it was decent enough. 

too bad it isn't Creative Assembly.  i would have liked a pseudo sequel to Viking
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