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81  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Banner Saga on: January 22, 2014, 12:38:39 PM
For veteran strategy game players, would you recommend the game be played on normal difficulty, or hard difficulty?
82  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: PS Vita Impressions! Price drop! Casual Edition! Vita TV! on: January 12, 2014, 08:31:15 PM

Quote from: TiLT on December 03, 2013, 09:35:25 PM

Don't listen to him. 16 GB is enough as long as you don't expect to keep your entire game library installed at all times... after a while. You'll be fine for a good few months anyway.

I'm the type of person that likes their entire library pre-installed on the device. I was forced to import the 64GB card over Christmas. $92. But I agree that 16GB would be more than enough for most people, if they use the Vita strictly as a gaming device. That is easily enough to hold 8-10 titles, and even more if you are an indie gamer.
83  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [VITA] Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc on: January 12, 2014, 08:27:47 PM
I have my doubts, but I hope the game sells above expectations. I would love to see more of these types of titles on the Vita. I'm purchasing all my Vita titles via PSN, so I'll be downloading this the moment it is available.
84  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/Ps3] Deadpool on: January 03, 2014, 11:11:43 AM

Quote from: Soulchilde on January 02, 2014, 03:20:33 PM

Quote from: Andrew Wonser on January 02, 2014, 03:10:26 PM

I know this is a conversation for another thread but this is just one of the many reasons I hate/fear the move to all digital.

Actually, I think I am going to go digital with my XB1 as I very rarely buy physical media on my PC anymore.  The convenience of Steam, GoG and Amazon just work for me. They only thing that is really holding me back is prices..   If Microsoft would drop prices like these other services it would be a no brainer for me.  Recently, I wanted to pick up FIFA 14 digitally, but MS was still selling at full price where Amazon  had dropped the price for the physical disk by 15.00 bucks during a holiday sale, so picked up from Amazon.  

Thing is switching to the digital copy on the XB1 works so flawlessly  you can see where MS was going with the buy the disk to install and never need again practice.  If they had that option now I would use it as I rarely sell my games off

I've gone completely digital with the Vita, and I love it. Of course, PSN regularly runs sales, reductions, or freebies. I wish the XB1 came with, at a minimum, a 1TB hard drive. The current model simply can't hold a decent library. 2TB would be ideal, as that way I could have all of the games I want to "collect" stored locally.
85  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Most anticipated titles of Q1 2014 on: January 02, 2014, 05:23:47 AM
Being a gamer nowadays can be overwhelming. I almost wish there were fewer consoles and handhelds. Between the Xbox, XB1, PS3, PS4, Vita, 3DS, WiiU, iPad and PC I have waaaaay too many platforms to keep up with. And each has a strong stable of upcoming titles.
86  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: December 18, 2013, 02:42:50 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on December 13, 2013, 05:05:50 PM

For Ryse I signed up for a 30-day free Gamefly trial, put only Ryse in my queue, then plan to beat it and promptly cancel my subscription. smile

I can't tell if that's evil, neutral, or genius.
 

Genius, if the company wasn't managed so poorly.....

They recently had a PC digital download sale and EVERY SINGLE GAME that I attempted to purchase kept coming back with the error "Your cart has been modified. The game you are attempting to purchase is no longer available."  I couldn't purchase anything. So I sent them an e-mail asking when they would be getting more digital keys back in stock. Even though they promise a response in 24 hours, it took them almost two days.

Miraculously, I received an e-mail from them three hours AFTER the sale ended. Every game was suddenly back in stock and and the e-mail stated "We have reviewed your request and are pleased to inform you that the titles you requested are in stock. You may begin purchasing them immediately."

Yeah, at full price. thanks. I sent a response saying that it might be nice, from a customer service standpoint, to grey out the "purchase button" when they run out of keys. GreenManGaming and GOG manage to do this, so their customers don't spend time loading up a cart with items that are unavailable.

And back when I rented console games, the time it took to actually receive an Xbox or PS3 title increased by about 2 days once my free membership ran out and I was paying for the service. There was an article in the past about how trial memberships were always put to the front of the queue, to lure in new customers.

Screw Gamefly.
87  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2920 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: December 12, 2013, 03:22:01 AM
It would be interesting to hear numbers on defective hardware rates, although neither company will ever allow that. Among my circle of friends there have already been 5 defective consoles, 2 XB1s and 3 PS4s. I don't recall anything like that last generation. Clearly nothing like the RROD, but based upon friends, consumer commentary on sites like Amazon, and various forums, it seems like both consoles are having growing pains on the hardware front.
88  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: How Much Bandwidth Do You Consume? on: December 11, 2013, 06:44:19 PM

Quote from: Mystic95Z on November 24, 2013, 10:54:36 AM

I run Tomato firmware on my Asus router and use its bandwidth meter, I avg ~300GB a month which is largely due to Netflix.

I hit 642 GB for the month of November. God help me if they ever start charging for bandwidth over 250 GB. That was due to game downloads and Netflix HD streaming.
89  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: How long will my "fixed" 360 work? on: December 04, 2013, 04:52:09 PM
I tried it awhile back. Got about 10-15 hours of gameplay, maybe. I was doing a marathon  session of Oblivion when it broke again, so I may have pushed my luck. perhaps with mild gaming sessions of 30 minutes or so, you might fare better.
90  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Job Promotion: What Would You Do? on: November 28, 2013, 01:25:27 AM

Quote from: Teggy on November 27, 2013, 10:03:14 PM

How old are you, and do you have any live-in family or significant other? The reason I ask is I think my answer would very much depend on how much an overnight shift would infringe on your life.

single. Late 30s
91  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Job Promotion: What Would You Do? on: November 27, 2013, 09:44:56 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 27, 2013, 08:36:55 PM

speaking of work, did you ever hook up with that chick?

Different job icon_biggrin
92  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Job Promotion: What Would You Do? on: November 27, 2013, 09:44:36 PM

Quote from: Purge on November 27, 2013, 08:35:54 PM

Does the base pay factor in the extra 4 hours per week?

@20/hr that works out to 4K in just working more.

It is strictly salaried. Basically, I would be working on extra 4 hours per week, and 52 extra 10 hour days per year, so:

52 (weeks) x4 (hours)=208 hrs.  52 days (1 extra day per week) x 10 hour shift= 520 hours, so 728 extra hours per year. (If you are an 8 hour workday person, that is equal to 91 extra days per year). If you look at it strictly on pay-per-hour, and factor in gas and drive time, I would be making less than I am now


In terms of moving up in the organization, I would have to say no. I LOVE the company, but a 15% increase per each higher tier would have compounding effects with each step up. For example, if I take this position I am making about $8,000-$10,000 less than a potential candidate off the street who can negotiate their salary. (Our salaries are based upon pay grades, and each grade has a fairly large range. Internal candidates are given the lower portion of the pay grade.)

If I moved to the next higher job title, and increased another 15%, I would be making $16,000-$22,000 less than an external candidate. Basically, I would need to take this title to leverage it at other companies where I could aggressively negotiate my salary.  But thus title would definitely prepare me for elsewhere. We have a very strong program for professional growth.

There is ONE other curve ball. I would be obviously taking the unwanted shift, as I would be the newest manager. However, management can move me to that shift anyway after one year on my current shift as a supervisor. Our policy allows for management to move supervisors to any shift, and any department, after 1 year of service. So in 6 more months there is a possibility I would wind up there anyway, although I think the chances are rather slim.

93  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Job Promotion: What Would You Do? on: November 27, 2013, 07:47:00 PM
My company is offering me a job promotion, and I'm uncertain if I should take it. I'm curious what all of you would do;

Benefits:

+Better title on my resume (Supervisor to Manager)
+Increased prestige at the company
+$8,500 base pay increase
+$2,500-$3,500 annual bonus increase depending upon department performance
+$7,000 a year in restricted stock (which vests in 3 years. I'm assuming that you lose everything if you leave before the vesting period, but I have not checked yet)

Negatives:

-Move from 1st shift to overnight shift for a minimum of 1 year
-Move from a three day per week schedule (Sunday thru Tuesday mornings, 12 hours each, 36 hour work week) , to a 4 day week per schedule (Monday thru Thursday evenings, 10 hours each, 40 hour work week)


This would be my first time having "manager" on my resume, so I'm assuming that would make applying for other manager jobs elsewhere easier. I'm just slightly disappointed because internal candidates tend to get lowballed, but that seems to be par-for-the-course at most Fortune 100 companies. External candidates have an open field for negotiation, whereas internal candidates seem to be locked in at a 15% pay increase for each new elevation.


94  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The "No Next-Gen Console" Support Group on: November 25, 2013, 05:31:04 AM
This is the first new generation that I am taking a brief pass on.  I've decided to try out that "fiscally responsible" thing my parents tried to teach me back when I was a kid. I own Playstation Visa card and an Amazon Visa card, so I'm going to do my best to hold out and collect enough points to get free consoles.

I'm charging EVERYTHING to these cards: Mortgage, car payment, groceries, gas, etc. With the triple and double point bonuses, you can rack up savings fairly quickly, and I make sure to pay off the principle before the end of the month.

Two of my friends already had their PS4's break. I'm confident both companies will be hard at work hammering out the hardware and software bugs over the next few months, so I'm also using that rationalization.

but I'm a hardcore gamer, so the wait is agonizing.  mad
95  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [iOS, Android] Dungeon Keeper on: November 20, 2013, 09:26:43 PM
Strange. I'm seeing a few reviews for this, but it does not seem to be available in the USA for iOS. But apparently the Canadians have had the game for the last 30 days.  mad
96  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/Ps3] Splinter Cell: Blacklist on: November 18, 2013, 06:25:40 AM
Just finished this one. Fantastic game, and probably tied as my favorite in the series. I certainly hope it sold well.
97  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: November 18, 2013, 06:15:59 AM
Looking back at the last generation, my console of choice was the Xbox 360. I vastly preferred the PS3 exclusives (Killzone, Infamous, Valkyria Chronicles, Uncharted, etc) but I've always preferred the Microsoft controller, so their console became my platform of choice for all third party software.

Would some of you mind giving feedback on the new PS4 controller? Some forums are calling it a significant improvement, while others are more subdued in their assessment.
98  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: November 16, 2013, 05:43:50 PM

Quote from: Zarkon on November 16, 2013, 03:17:26 PM

So got mine yesterday from Amazon, and plugged it up last night.  Everything is pretty and awesome, and then I update to 1.50.....


now it won't give me video or audio unless I go into Safe Boot and reboot it again from there.  It's not a hardware issue that I can tell, because it works once it goes to Safe Boot.   I haven't re-initialized the system yet, but I may.  I'm thinking this 1.50 firmware update has issues.

A friend of mine left me a text with a very similar problem. system worked fine, updated to 1.50, and now his system is apparently dead. He can't even get into safe mode. He waited outside all night before the release, so I feel really bad for him. He was a big Xbox fan, and never owned the PS3. Not a very good first impression for him.
99  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: How Much Bandwidth Do You Consume? on: November 16, 2013, 07:14:41 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 16, 2013, 05:22:18 AM

I don't trust Time Warner's usage tracker.  for example:

July 246GB
August 203GB
September 5GB
October 0GB
November 2GB

yeah....

I wish Comcast tracked that poorly....

Ha! What were you doing in October? Cross-country beer run? Finishing off a jail sentence?
100  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: How Much Bandwidth Do You Consume? on: November 16, 2013, 05:20:59 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 16, 2013, 05:14:11 AM

Unfortunately it doesn't look like Charter actually has a way to see how much bandwidth I use per month.  

But I definitely use my internet all the time for streaming Netflix, Hulu, Giant Bomb videos, YouTube, downloading games, and so on.  Thankfully I haven't been contacted about excessive usage since going on Charter 1.5 years ago.

Comcast implemented a 250GB cap, but then promptly suspended it due to bad press. (Which is strange because apparently only about 1% of their customers exceed that goal.)  With Netflix's improved HD streaming, if you have your settings at "high" you are basically eating up 3 to 3.4GB per hour of video. I've lowered mine to medium (.7GB per hour) for TV shows. Movies get bumped to the highest setting.

With Comcast, you can log on at any time to their website and view your usage.
101  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: November 16, 2013, 05:15:14 AM
I seeing increasingly large numbers of people on various websites experiencing a "blue light of death" with their new PS4 units. Some go bad after a few hours of play, others are bad right out of the box:

http://www.amazon.com/PlayStation-Battlefield-Launch-Day-Bundle-4/product-reviews/B00DE2W5XG/ref=cm_cr_pr_top_link_1?ie=UTF8&filterBy=addOneStar&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=byRankDescending


Any chance this is just software related, or does there indeed seem to be a large number of defective units in the first batch?
102  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / How Much Bandwidth Do You Consume? on: November 16, 2013, 04:25:21 AM
My fiancee moved in with me a few month ago, and both of us are fairly avid Netflix streaming users. Out of curiosity, I decided to check how much bandwidth we've been using. I was shocked to see for the past four months it has ranged from 338GB all the way to 553GB!  Thank GOD Comcast suspended the 250GB cap for the moment.

With UltraHD streaming on the way, and 1080P gaming already here, I'm curious what direction service providers will take.

So are you the type of person who uses the Internet primarily for Facebook and forums, or are there rolling blackouts in your city when go go online?
103  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: SSD Drives on: November 16, 2013, 04:17:26 AM
Newegg has the Seagate 600, a very solid SSD drive, on sale for $149 @ 240GB. Worth every penny to double your capacity for an extra $50 over a 120GB SSD.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820248016
104  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 6 hours until launch. Which system are you getting? on: November 15, 2013, 02:30:28 PM

Quote from: Hetz on November 15, 2013, 01:50:27 AM



I didn't realize that the XBone was so much bigger.

That image sums up one of the main differences between Sony and Microsoft. You can clearly see Sony's manufacturing history and hardware expertise being leveraged- a faster system that is more elegant and in a smaller form factor.

I'm still amazed at how small they managed to make the final Playstation 2 back in the good ol' days.
105  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: November 13, 2013, 05:21:12 PM
I just order a new GTX 780ti graphics card for the gaming rig I'm building. My fiancee was LESS than pleased to see me spending $730 on a video card, but she finally calmed down.

Today I suddenly remembered that a couple months ago i had ordered a Day 1 PS4 Killzone bundle. I had completely forgotten about it, and the reason I was able to appease her on the video card was because that was my final big gaming purchase of the year. If that $500 Amazon box had shown up on our door, I'd probably be looking for a new woman. Lol.

So, I cancelled the system a few minutes ago. I know I'll eventually grab the PS4 and XB1, but for the first time in three (?) different console launches I've decided to sit this one out. Best luck to all of you that are excited about release day! I hope everything meets your expectations!

106  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: October 20, 2013, 08:37:25 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 18, 2013, 04:38:09 PM


I wonder if this will include the original game, or if there will be a Diablo 3 with enhanced graphics for the Ps4. My only compliant with the console version was the visual gap between the PC and consoles.
107  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: How are you feeling about your pre-orders now? on: October 16, 2013, 06:58:16 PM
I've decided to cancel both of my preorders. This appears to be the first time that the new console generation will have graphics trailing significantly behind the PC market. Previously the PC played catch up for a short period of time. I'm disappointed by this small upgrade over last generation. Some of these release games aren't even in 1080p. Sad.

meanwhile, I have an Alienware HTPC which runs everything at 1080p with all the added bells and whistles. So I'll see no jump in visuals with the next gen consoles compared to what I'm already accustomed to.

I'm looking forward to the launch fanfare, but I can wait until after Christmas for an actual purchase.
108  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New BEYOND: Two Souls video / screens / art from Tribeca on: October 10, 2013, 01:19:24 PM
Amazon is running a promotion. If you trade in $20 in games, you get a $40 credit toward Two Souls. Based upon that I decided to Pick this one up. so far I'm very pleased with the purchase. Although the gameplay is rather spartan, the story and visuals are very well done. Adventure game fans should definitely take the plunge.
109  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl on: October 08, 2013, 10:49:58 PM
I have Etrian Odyssey one through four in my backlog, along with The Millennium Girl. Is it even worth playing the first few games anymore? On a couple other forums people are saying skip the first three games and just play the remake and Etrian Odyssey 4, as the number of improvements in later games is dramatic.
110  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Riddick on: September 29, 2013, 05:16:14 AM
I just read this and thought it was interesting. kind of cool to see an actor be see passionate about a character:

When Universal wanted him for a cameo in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, he asked for the rights to the Riddick character instead of an acting fee. Diesel and Twohy tackled the script problems and went into production on the threequel. When a completion bond fell through, Diesel personally advanced funds until bank loans were secured. Eventually Universal came back in with an equity position but also insisted on a PG13 rating. Diesel fought the studio for an R rating – and the result is more bone-crushing and blood gushing violence. Oh joy. As Diesel told interviewers pre-release: “There’s something appropriate and liberating and honest and free about going into a picture like this, and being able to make it a rated-R picture and not have to comply with an understandable studio mandate of PG filmmaking for the blockbusters.” (Is it any wonder that half of America hates Hollywood?) Now Riddick’s international release is being handled by various independent distributors and opens this weekend in 22 overseas markets including the UK and some European countries, Hong Kong, and the Middle East
111  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Legacy of Kain Reboot? on: September 26, 2013, 05:04:10 PM
The original series had superb voice acting, and some of the best dialogue ever seen in a mass produced game IMHO:

"Given the choice - whether to rule a corrupt and failing empire or to challenge the Fates for another throw, a better throw, against one's destiny - what was a king to do?"

112  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Finally making the jump to flatscreens. Yes, finally. on: September 16, 2013, 06:28:58 AM
I'm partial to Panasonic plasma, but this is a fantastic LCD TV:

http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-VIERA-TC-L47E50-47-Inch-LED-LCD/dp/B00752RABI/ref=sr_1_24?ie=UTF8&qid=1379311950&sr=8-24&keywords=Panasonic+plasma

free shipping. No tax. Ive purchased very expensive TVs from Amazon with absolute confidence. My friend payed the full retail price and liked the TV so much that he bought a second unit for his man-cave. My recommendation is to always stick with the tier 1 manufacturers: Panasonic, Samsung, Sony. Avoid Vizio, Westinghouse, Insignia, etc. The fit-and-finish, and overall build quality suffer somewhat in comparison to the previously mentioned brands. They are by no means bad TVs, but the devil is in the details.

in your price range I would personally get this, but as mentioned above, I'm very biased and vastly prefer to do my gaming on a plasma:

http://www.sears.com/panasonic-50inch-class-smart-viera-reg-s60-series-1080p/p-05771531000P?prdNo=2&blockNo=2&blockType=G2

And btw, since you mentioned shopping at Sears, the LCD I listed above is MUCH better than this model you may be tempted by at Sears. this one is fine, but the E50 has better features and specs.

http://www.sears.com/panasonic-50inch-class-smart-viera-reg-s60-series-1080p/p-05771531000P?prdNo=2&blockNo=2&blockType=G2

good luck hunting for your new baby!


  
113  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Riddick on: September 09, 2013, 05:25:54 PM

Quote from: Abaddon on September 08, 2013, 08:46:39 AM

My understanding is Vin Diesel conceptualized Riddick as a three part series with Chronicles as the original First story/film. However this was rejected by the Hollywood execs so Vin came up with Pitch Black which they liked and made a 2 picture deal for Pitch Black and Chronicles. The 2nd part of the original concept was to move on to an Underverse story line. I haven't seen the new picture yet but from the trailers I am rather disappointed as this seems like a rehash of Pitch Black, which was good movie but I wanted more of Vin's original vision. 

I wish they would have taken the Chronicles of Riddick movie and adapted that into a Star Wars-esque trilogy. I know that Chronicles underperformed, but I don't know by what margin. Vin Diesel attributed it, in part, to the story being slightly disjointed due to about 15 minutes of film that was left on the cutting room floor, even after the slightly more cohesive Director's Cut, which added in the dream sequence. The cut portion took place when he was first taken prisoner, and it detailed how he escaped from their ship and what he witnessed during that escape.

Anyway, I saw this movie and enjoyed it. if you are a fan of Riddick (as I am) there is absolutely no reason not to see it. It is definitely not a reinvention of the first movie, but its scope is similar, unlike the larger universe being constructed in Chronicles.

Recommended.
114  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: MSFT buys Nokia 7.2 bil - Win Phones here to stay on: September 09, 2013, 03:21:56 AM
My company just purchased an outrageous number of iPads and iPhones for the entire network. It is my understanding that Windows tablets and phones were never even considered, and Android was considered to be unsecure and of questionable stability.

I don't see how MS can hope to recoup their investment. They would have been better off doubling down on the Xbox, and purchasing something like EA or Ubisoft, and securing rights to a large stable of exclusives. Either that, or acquire a series of top-tier developers, and consolidate them under Microsoft Studios.

Windows tablets and windows phones will not capture any significant market share, despite being quality products. the MS surface Pro and Windows phones are great devices, but the marketing has been horrible and consumer interest is almost non-existent. They simply aren't cool or fashionable, and to recoup the type of money they just spent, they will need significant consumer sales. So what now?  A billion in marketing to shift the image?
115  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Space Hulk: Death Wing - FPS on: September 03, 2013, 10:29:45 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on September 03, 2013, 06:42:27 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on September 03, 2013, 05:54:45 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on September 03, 2013, 05:13:39 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on September 03, 2013, 04:51:47 PM

Considering the wonderfully detailed universe, I'm disappointed at how poorly WH40k has translated into gaming and cinema.
This.  I think Relic did a great job with the Dawn of War RTS series but aside from those two games everything else has been mediocre to pretty bad.  Even when Relic made Space Marine it didn’t live up to its potential.

 I think the problem is that there is too much backstory that you need to know to make sense of the 40k universe and if you don’t have that it is going to come across as confusing and unpleasant.


I think it's more a fear of that than actually that.  I think that when you get away from the "niche" category of PC RTS (what a world), the suits start worrying about dumbing it down for the masses.  Whereas, if you threw those details in, keeping the story coherent, the audience will catch up.

There is an inherent problem when it comes to bringing 40k to the masses though.  Aside from a couple exceptions there are no “good guys” in the 40k lore.  The human factions are just as bad, if not worse, than the monstrosities that they fight.

Relic bypassed this a bit with when Games workshop gave them complete creative control over the Blood Ravens.  Relic made them fairly heretical for a loyalist faction which actually made them more humane and appealing.  There were even lots of lore items in the games that alluded to the fact that they were actually descendent from a chaos faction. 

Aside from taking similar liberties most people are not going to want to play as fanatical characters who commit atrocities as part of their daily routine.


I think that is an excellent point, but I would use Gears of War as a counter agreement. In the first game Marcus is hardly a heroic character, but the graphics, setting, and gameplay trumped the lack of a strong main character.

Actually, Just give me Rainbow Six, but swap them out for Space Marines  and I'd be a happy camper. For an RPG, a character like Eisenhorn would make for interesting gameplay, although he could hardly be considered the typical model for a heroic lead.
116  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Space Hulk: Death Wing - FPS on: September 03, 2013, 04:51:47 PM
Considering the wonderfully detailed universe, I'm disappointed at how poorly WH40k has translated into gaming and cinema. There are so many great stories to be told, and none of it translates over well. they need to hire an extremely competent developer to nurture Warhammer.

Any why no Warhammer RPG? Mass Effect sold well, and no one is willing to take a chance?
117  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (09/02) on: September 02, 2013, 03:13:25 PM
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons if the reviews are favorable
118  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [Vita/3DS]Batman:Arkham Origins Blackgate on: August 31, 2013, 12:36:40 AM
I'm definitely looking forward to this. It looks like they nailed the environments, and the camera angles keep it away from simply being a Vita version of the flagship titles.
119  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Best Gaming Laptop for different price ranges on: August 22, 2013, 10:05:55 PM
I have the Alienware 14 gaming laptop. It is one of the few laptops available with an IPS screen, and it is absolutely stunning. I've been able to play every game I've thrown at it in 1080p with high or ultra details in every occasion. So far I've tested:

Xcom
Civ V
Tomb Raider
Batman:AC
Assassin's Creed 3
Deus Ex Human Revolution
Battlefield 3
120  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: How are you feeling about your pre-orders now? on: August 22, 2013, 04:02:44 AM
I'll be getting a PS4 for free with the points Ive accumulated by using my Playstation Visa card. I charged everythingunder the sun to that card- food, gas, online purchases, etc. Day 1 consoles wont be available, but customer service was confident they would be available for card users before Christmas.

Xbox One is pre-ordered.
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