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1  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Re: NEW 3DS and XL on: February 15, 2015, 10:38:08 PM
I can only imagine the "who's on first" routines that will occur in the future. (Hey, you said you were selling a New 3DS! this one  is used!)
2  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Re: NEW 3DS and XL on: February 15, 2015, 02:28:15 PM
Actually there has been quite a lot of complaint over that. But the Japanese and the Europeans have been putting up with it since the introduction of the 3DS I believe so you won't get much sympathy from them!
3  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Re: Re: NEW 3DS and XL on: February 14, 2015, 11:35:08 AM

Quote from: ChaoZ on February 14, 2015, 02:23:00 AM


First thing that struck me was how low res the screens are. I guess I'm just used to cell phone screens.

I don't get how Nintendo gets a complete pass on that from all the review sites.  I read somewhere online (in a comment not an article so take from that what you will) that the new 3DS XL has a 95 ppi. If true then that's just horrible. I suppose being an upgrade and not a brand new system they maybe can't change the resolution but hell.
4  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Eurogamer drops review scores on: February 11, 2015, 04:25:50 AM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on February 11, 2015, 01:59:28 AM

Quote from: Gratch on February 10, 2015, 06:58:07 PM

Right or wrong, sites that drop review scores pretty much drop off my personal radar.  


The irony here is that Gratch himself does not use numerical scoring in his own reviews.  Fortunately, the consistent standards he applies to every game make it fairly easy to determine what they would be.

"I put more than an hour into this game...."  =  7.0 on IGN

"I might give this another chance someday."  =  8.0 on IGN

"I'm not disappointed enough to stop playing yet."  =  9.0 on IGN

"I am playing Neir."  =  12.7 on IGN

-Autistic Angel
LOL
5  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Countdown to DS Lite: DEAD PIXEL? AUGH! PG 3 on: February 10, 2015, 10:31:25 PM
The fact that the DSL was region free really makes me sad that the New 3DS is region locked. Now if you want if you want to play the Japanese version of Elite Beat Agents* you would have to buy a Japanese 3DS just to play it.
*I have no idea if such a game exists for the 3DS.
6  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Re: Re: NEW 3DS and XL on: February 10, 2015, 03:30:27 AM

Quote from: farley2k on February 09, 2015, 03:08:34 PM

That a Wii comparison, not WiiU. The WiiU game is completely new.
7  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] Fantasy Life on: January 26, 2015, 01:29:00 AM
This game completely passed me by. Never even heard of it before. The players seem to love it passionately but the reviewers slammed it.
8  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Palin's Back on: January 26, 2015, 01:13:49 AM
Also, "seriously" interested? Come on. English, people! Use it.
9  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anybody know what's happened to Godzilla Blitz? on: January 25, 2015, 03:17:19 PM
Still nothing, eh? I can't believe someone would just disappear like that. Not for 5 years.
10  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Re: Palin's Back on: January 25, 2015, 06:41:45 AM
Obviously she hasn't been in the headlines enough. When she says she's "absolutely interested" she means she's absolutely interested in keeping up her fame and hence her money making apparatus.
11  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Re: Re: Trend for mobile sucks monkey nuts on: January 11, 2015, 07:00:52 AM

Quote from: Gratch on January 11, 2015, 06:11:09 AM

You know how you've been seeing those Kate Upton ads all over the place for some sort of Clash of Clans ripoff?  I've been wondering how they can afford primetime ads in football games...turns out the game is making over $1 million every day.  They're paying $40 million for the Upton ad campaign.

Sheer madness.
Here in Japan half of the ads on TV during prime time are for games that are free. I get Puzzle and Dragons having the resources for something like that but all of the other games too? Mobile gaming is HUGE in Japan!
12  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Re: Trend for mobile sucks monkey nuts on: January 11, 2015, 06:57:56 AM
If you don't like the new trend towards in app nonsense then you should all put your money where your mouth is and pick up Hero Emblems. It's the true successor to Puzzle Quest and it's only $2.99 right now and you get the whole shebang with no added costs.
13  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Re: Re: Fire vs DS on: January 07, 2015, 08:19:35 AM

Quote from: Kvothe on January 06, 2015, 07:32:27 PM

Wow lively place, I made the right decision regardless, just thought I'd share in an effort to stir up conversation here in the dessert.

Eco
Eco the banned Eco?
I personally think 4 years old is too young for either a DS or a Kindle Fire but I guess I'm old fashioned.  Get off my lawn.
14  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Re: Books Read 2015 Edition on: January 01, 2015, 11:04:52 PM

Quote from: Caine on January 01, 2015, 07:04:38 PM

2014 - 29 games finished

Currently playing
Skylanders Trap Team
Dragon Age Inquisition
PVZ Garden Warfare
Minecraft
Assassin's Creed Unity
GTA V
Little Big Planet 3
Plants Vs Zombies Garden Warfare
Freedom Wars
Chariot
Elite Dangerous
misc games on Steam

Finished

On hiatus
Diablo 3 - Damned if I do, but this game is crack
Lords of the Fallen
Skylanders Swap Force - (with son) now we are playing through to get the unlocks

Resigned to the backlog
Wrong thread?
This year was my best year ever. My goal was 35 and I think I hit 38. I would have definitely hit 40 had I not been on holiday since the first part of Dec. My daily 90 min commute let's me get a lot of reading done. That's going to change in March so I might not get so much read this year.
15  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Re: New Year's Eve: How as your 2014? on: January 01, 2015, 02:00:23 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on January 01, 2015, 03:00:59 AM


I blame everybody at GT who didn't click the link in my sig and buy something. Yes, you.
Sorry but I use Tapatalk and I don't think forum sigs show up there. smile
16  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: New Year's Eve: How as your 2014? on: December 31, 2014, 03:29:15 PM
Happy new year from Japan! Decent year for me!
17  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Joe Abercrombie's First Law Trilogy on: December 18, 2014, 03:12:51 PM
Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn trilogy is on sale on Amazon for about $5 right now.
18  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Re: Re: Obama on the Colbert Report on: December 11, 2014, 02:10:33 AM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on December 09, 2014, 03:47:46 PM

Quote from: Rip on December 09, 2014, 03:34:45 PM

Cute, but it wasn't that funny. Certainly some truth in it. I am pretty sure Comedy Central is about as close as many liberals get to news.

Sadly it's as close as news as most TV stations get to news.

Very good point. It's sad that the only place where you're likely to hear the honest truth is the daily show. It's also telling that RIP doesn't consider it real news.
19  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Re: NEW 3DS and XL on: December 11, 2014, 02:08:08 AM
I've tried it out and really love it and wish that it wasn't region locked because I probably would have bought a Japanese version already. The XL version is a little large for my liking.
20  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Re: Puzzles and Dragons, what gives? on: December 02, 2014, 11:52:38 PM
I can't wrap my head around moving a gem anywhere on the board
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: December 02, 2014, 02:54:26 PM

Quote from: Ridah on December 02, 2014, 05:12:56 AM

Microsoft was really smart about decoupling the Kinect from the Xbox One and pricing aggressively over the Holidays. I wouldn't be surprised if they caught up to Sony over the course of the Holiday season.
I would be. Sony has a pretty big lead. They can catch up eventually if MS keeps practically giving the console away but it won't happen by Christmas time.
22  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: November 30, 2014, 05:38:34 AM
I'd like to get Dragon Age Origins Ultimate edition but I can't because I'm living in Japan. Would someone be willing to gift it to me? I'd pay you back via Paypal. Just send me a PM first if you would be willing to help me out.
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: [PS4, Xbox 1] Dark Souls 2 coming in 2015 on: November 26, 2014, 10:54:16 AM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on November 25, 2014, 02:36:05 PM

They should have done like Metro and included DS as well, which is IMO still the better game of the two.
We'll Sony still owns the rights to DS so that wouldn't work for MS. Unless of course you mean DS1 rather than Demon's Souls
24  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: What is your phone's current up time? on: November 26, 2014, 09:17:40 AM
10 hours because I rebooted this morning. But before that I think it would have been fairly long.
25  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: RIP Pat Quinn - A Hockey Legend Passes Away on: November 25, 2014, 01:19:36 AM
Wow, that's really sad. I remember him well from his time with Toronto.
26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Assassin's Creed Unity on: November 15, 2014, 12:06:28 AM
Wait,  the companion app costs money? I thought it was free! Just a Trojan horse for Ubisoft to get onto another one of your devices. But if you actually have to pay for it then that is really evil.
27  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Re: Re: Is the Ebola in Texas thread gone? on: November 03, 2014, 12:15:18 AM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on November 02, 2014, 11:26:07 PM

traitorous
You keep saying that word. It really shows how far down the rabbit hole you've gone.
28  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Re: Is the Ebola in Texas thread gone? on: October 31, 2014, 12:28:08 PM
:popcorn:
29  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Re: Is the Ebola in Texas thread gone? on: October 22, 2014, 07:09:08 AM
Well let's continue on. How many people in the US have contracted Ebola since Eco Logic had his latest meltdown?  50? 10,000? Inquiring minds want to know.
30  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Re: Is the Ebola in Texas thread gone? on: October 22, 2014, 07:06:26 AM
Wait, what? You shouldn't be able to delete a thread once other people have posted in it. I thought it wasn't even possible to delete a post once it's been read by other people.
31  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Re: Is the Ebola in Texas thread gone? on: October 20, 2014, 11:26:38 PM
Aww, I was really looking forward to bumping it in 2 months time when Ebola in the US is completely gone and asking Eco-Logic if he still thinks it would have been a good idea to SHUT IT ALL DOWN.
32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: [PC/XB1/360/Ps3/Ps4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on: October 14, 2014, 12:15:24 AM

Quote from: TiLT on October 13, 2014, 06:20:38 PM

It took me another hour, but I finally got that last trophy and the platinum. I spent some time on Google to find a better solution than the one I listed above, and it turns out it does exist, but requires gaming the system and exploiting obscure game mechanics. For anyone trying to get the A Mighty Doom trophy, here's what you should do:

- Make sure your target is a level 20 warchief.
- Interrogate to learn all his strengths and weaknesses.
- Let him kill you once. It's easiest if you make an empty spot among the warchiefs (perhaps by killing one you have branded as well as his bodyguards. Just hit down after summoning him to make it simple) and then let the guy kill you while he's still captain. He'll get promoted to the empty warchief spot for killing you.
- Send a death threat towards him.
- Brand all his bodyguards. If he's only got one or two, brand other captains and turn them into bodyguards for him, until he has at least 3 or 4 of them, with all of them on your side.
- Send one of his bodyguards to betray him, and then start the betrayal.
- DO NOT INTERFERE! Just press up to command your minions to fight, and then let your bodyguards handle the battle. That's why you had so many of them. If there are reinforcements coming to the warchief's aid, kill them at your leisure, but let the bodyguards handle the warchief.
- As long as you don't kill the warchief yourself, he should not drop an epic rune (this is the obscure part I was talking about). Having done all of the above, he should now drop a rune that is exactly level 25. If, for some reason, a hate or fear was exploited by the bodyguards, the rune will be level 26, but it doesn't matter.

Here's how the level for the rune is calculated:
+20 for the warchief's level.
+2 for being a warchief.
+1 for the death threat.
+1 for knowing his strengths/weaknesses.
+1 for him having killed you before.
(+1 for exploiting a hate/fear)

3 hours for this fucking bronze trophy. I'm done with this game for good.
I had no idea the purpose of the game was to collect trophies. Sounds like a boring game to me.
33  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Re: Money pit so it seems. on: October 09, 2014, 02:14:56 PM

Quote from: Harpua3 on October 09, 2014, 04:51:41 AM

Loving the new house with the new roof, new windows, new driveway, new kitchen, nice hardwood floors( despite the fur control), all good. But! I need to redo ALL of the electrical. Almost EVERYTHING! There's 8k gone. I'm sick to my stomach. I wanted to just throw this out there and get a discussion going because if I state everything now I will explode or implode. Not sure which one, but I need forum therapy.
With the cost of all that "new"  stuff you have, 8k should be a drop in the bucket!
34  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Re: Re: Get rid of the multiplayer/MMO section and use the main gaming hub? on: October 07, 2014, 10:33:57 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on September 29, 2014, 06:32:18 PM

Am I the only one who exclusively browses with the "view all unread topics" button?  I'd see a new WoW thread pop up even if you put it in the little used "palindromic acronym games" subforum.
I mainly only use Tapatalk these days so I see all the threads but I don't see any harm with putting multiplayer games into the main forum so long as each game is contained to its own thread.
35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Xbox One Discussion on: October 07, 2014, 12:16:55 PM
I seriously doubt that whatever the reason was for the change that it was for the sake of quelling the fan boy wars. More likely it was because they got an earful from MS for having a lower resolution version for the Xbox for the previous game. The resolution difference may not make a difference in what people see but I'm sure it makes a difference in people's buying decisions. And MS can't be happy about that. Of course, that could just be the conspiracy theorist in me.
36  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: We lost a forumer last night :( on: October 07, 2014, 07:51:35 AM
RIP. I just can't get over the fact that someone could be diagnosed with cancer on Friday and die of cancer on Tuesday.
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: Windows 10 announced on: October 05, 2014, 01:26:00 AM

Quote from: Purge on October 05, 2014, 12:51:28 AM

Windows 8, from a design perspective, was a complete hit. It bravely took us away from shit like rolodexs and 3.5" floppy icons (both devices are irrelevant as anything other than old references to modern function).

Look it up - massive accolades from a visual design perspective - regardless of whether the function was ideally suited to 90+% of their business at the time (non-touch enabled devices).

Sofar I'm enjoying 10. 8.1 was a step in the right direction, and if they manage to get their store to sell desktop apps as well as native windows apps, it could be a tipping point.

I sure hope they have a newer take on the tiles though (keep in mind the 10 is a tech preview, where function is being tested over the visual updates they may bring about).
What does Windows 8 use for a save icon now?
Does it matter if it was a complete hit if almost everyone hates it? Does that mean that most people have terrible taste when it comes to design?
38  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Console sales chart by generation on: October 01, 2014, 03:25:35 AM
Interesting to see how neck and neck things were last gen. For all the talk about how the Wii owned last gen, they didn't really blow away the competition the way the PS and PS2 did.
39  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Windows 10 announced on: October 01, 2014, 03:22:22 AM
I get skipping 9. In German,  "nine" sounds like "no". In Japan, 9 is an unlucky number and finally, if you're moving away from large updates every 4 years to Apple's model of continually updating the same OS do you really want to be stuck on 9 or would you rather have a nice round number like 10?
40  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 20, 2014, 01:30:07 AM

Quote from: Blackjack on September 19, 2014, 07:05:01 PM

Verge has a close look on the 6 Plus. Though he loves the display and camera, otherwise sounds frustrated with it... and then says he plans to buy one anyway.  icon_razz
http://www.theverge.com/2014/9/16/6155009/apple-iphone-6-plus-review
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Iím going to buy an iPhone 6 Plus. Iím taken with it; it feels like an entirely new kind of device for Apple, and it has such a killer camera I canít say no. Itís every bit as good a phone as the iPhone 6; Iím docking it a little because Apple has a few software glitches to clear up. But Iím confident that will happen.

Thereís nothing here that competitors arenít doing with their big phones ó Samsung in particular is pushing the envelope with its S Pen stylus and multiple-app features ó but the overall package is so good itís hard to ignore. The smaller iPhone 6 feels like just the next iterative update to the iPhone, but the 6 Plus feels like something else entirely; with a few more software tweaks and some love from developers, it could really be my main computer. Itís as much iPad as iPhone.

But while Appleís early attempts to bridge the iPad and iPhone experiences on the 6 Plus are a little hit-or-miss, they point to a future where the regular-size iPhone, a bigger iPhone like the 6 Plus, and the iPad all turn into very different things. I canít see myself ever using my iPad mini again after having the 6 Plus, and itís getting harder and harder to justify pulling out my iPad Air. With the right software changes, I could basically use an iPhone 6 Plus all day long, for everything from sending messages to editing documents to watching videos. A do-everything phone like the 6 Plus would eventually allow Apple to push the iPad even further towards becoming the true laptop replacement it was always meant to be.
So wait, phablets aren't a terrible thing now? We just had to wait for Apple to come out with one for that to happen?
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