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1  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Squenix, the ultimate troll on: December 13, 2014, 05:51:02 PM
Also Squenix demands absolutely absurd sales or else they consider them 'failures'. 6 million copies of the Tomb Raider reboot at launch - yeah hell no. Does Madden even pull in those numbers?
2  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: So, grabbed a new ps4 and I'm over... on: December 11, 2014, 04:17:05 AM
Mine is really silent. And on top of it, I also fully power it down whenever I'm done playing...mainly as I don't play it all that often. Why use power?
3  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: NEW 3DS and XL on: December 11, 2014, 12:35:26 AM

Quote from: TiLT on December 10, 2014, 05:21:58 AM

A bit trigger happy with your conclusions, aren't you? slywink Yes, the 3DS is region locked. Specifically, the Australian 3DS (which is the one I bought) is region locked to Australia and... Europe.

...wait, you can buy it in Australia (and Japan, obviously) right now? That is...really weird.

That's why I figured you were going to get your games via other means, as sure you didn't sound Japanese. biggrin
My bad.
4  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: NEW 3DS and XL on: December 10, 2014, 12:31:45 AM

Quote from: TiLT on December 02, 2014, 05:26:38 AM

I've got a New 3DS XL on its way to me from Hong Kong right now. Should receive it tomorrow. Looking forward to giving it a spin. smile

You realize that Nintendo is still behind the times and they region lock their consoles, right? What exactly are you going to play on it (short of pirated games)?
5  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Street Fighter V on: December 06, 2014, 09:28:20 PM
Oops - my bad on Bayonetta. For some reason I thought it was Capcom.
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Squenix, the ultimate troll on: December 06, 2014, 08:42:59 PM
http://kotaku.com/final-fantasy-vii-ps4-is-the-ultimate-troll-1667750675

Final Fantasy VII, the game that EVERYONE wanted a HD remake of (for some reason - I never liked the game), is just getting a simple port to the PS4 in Spring 2015.

The ultimate trolls. Wow. WTF is Squenix thinking (other than they're broke too (see my Capcom post))?

7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Street Fighter V on: December 06, 2014, 08:41:02 PM
Like I said about Tomb Raider, this is absolutely terrible for the gaming industry.

On the flip side...this also shows that Capcom is absolutely fucking broke. ALL THREE companies have bought exclusives now - Nintendo with Bayonetta 2, Microsoft with Dead Rising 3, and now Capcom with Street Fighter V.

AAAA gaming is fucking bankrupting the console industry as we know it. I'm saying it now - I think this is the last generation of consoles.
8  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Street Fighter V on: December 05, 2014, 08:35:20 PM
I really don't know what to think on this. This is a Big Thing if it truly is an exclusive, but as mentioned before I doubt it is. Although there seems to be some solid reasonings as it might be.

I dunno. We'll see once Capcom actually announces this (instead of screwing it up and posting it early).
9  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: TV Viewing and Spending Thresholds Discussion on: December 05, 2014, 02:04:15 AM
Give me access to like 4 stations of my choosing (none of them are ESPN and none of them are the extended cable stations like HBO or Cinemax), along with the usual 'over the air' stations (ABC, NBC, etc), at a reasonable price, and I'll start paying for cable again.

Until that happens, good riddance.
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (12/2) on: December 02, 2014, 07:32:06 PM
I bought Dragon Age: Inquisition for way too little (yay for making Origin think that I'm in Mexico instead of the US by using a proxy, thus saving $25 on the 'digital collectors edition'), so I'm off playing that. I'd wish they'd patch it though - the 'cinema scenes' look so jumpy and low FPS.
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: December 01, 2014, 08:13:17 PM

Quote from: Kvothe on December 01, 2014, 05:17:24 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on December 01, 2014, 03:55:19 PM

This is $44.99 on Amazon today
Thank you sir.

For all editions except the PC Deluxe...which can be obtained if you don't mind using a Mexico proxy for $44.99 off of Origin's own site. And $39.99 for the PC Regular. biggrin
12  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: November 30, 2014, 04:03:05 AM

Quote from: Teggy on November 29, 2014, 04:22:07 PM

Just remember, we were all really excited when we saw the Phantom Menace trailer too.

Actually, I was FAR more excited about the Phantom Menace trailer than I am with this piece of crap. You don't 'tease' anything by showing absolutely nothing whatsoever.

Somewhat related to the trailer:
http://imgur.com/gallery/Xc6mozE
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13  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: November 29, 2014, 03:12:39 AM
Actually, a crossguard on a lightsaber makes complete sense.

Think of swordfighting. Okay, so the two of you clash up with your blades. All one person needs to do is shift their force downward and suddenly their blade is chopping off fingers if there's no crossguard to get into the way.

Frankly it's something that was needed for a while now on a Lightsaber - some kind of protection to the hand wielding the thing.

As for the trailer - it didn't say anything, it didn't show hardly anything, and it didn't tell anything about what to expect on the movie. Basically Disney went out and said, "WE'RE MAKING A STAR WARS MOVIE!!" for all the zero people who didn't already know. biggrin
14  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: November 26, 2014, 06:11:01 AM

Quote from: Turtle on August 16, 2014, 05:58:53 AM

I wonder if these new stormtrooper helmets will allow the stuntmen and extras wearing them to actually see where they're going.

A little late replying to this, but:

http://www.dorkly.com/post/70275/15-things-you-didnt-know-about-star-wars/page:2

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4. No Clone Trooper armor was ever produced for the films.

It's become a joke how overreliant Lucas was on greenscreen and special effects over the course of the Prequel trilogy - virtually every set had some major greenscreen component, giving everything a slightly-too-clean sheen about it. But this might surprise you - there was never a single piece of actual Clone Trooper armor ever on-screen. Literally every time you see a Clone Trooper in armor, it's completely CGI - the only times any part of a Clone Trooper isn't ALL CGI is when their face appears, and any time you see a Clone Trooper with a helmet on, it's 100%.

To be fair, this probably had something to do with the original Stormtrooper Armor being notoriously uncomfortable to wear, see out of, breathe in, etc.
15  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What is your phone's current up time? on: November 26, 2014, 06:02:13 AM
I...can't remember off the top of my head the last time I rebooted my iPhone 5 on T-Mobile because I never need to. *shrugs*
16  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] Fantasy Life on: November 26, 2014, 05:56:45 AM

Quote from: Blackhawk on November 26, 2014, 01:46:10 AM

Quick question - I'm considering this for my eldest.  Since the kids invariably share games, I need to know how many separate save slots there are available.

My digital download version has 3. I'd assume that the cart version would be 3 as well (as games save to the memory card and not to the cart itself).
17  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How do you use your tablet on: November 16, 2014, 07:50:48 PM
My Surface 3 (the piece of crap that it is with its shitty built in Maxwell wifi chip) is just my secondary computer if you will. It holds all my chat clients, Skype, and everything else I need. It sits underneath my gaming PC's monitor (or next to me when I'm on a console) and it gives me access to anything no matter what I'm doing.
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Assassin's Creed Unity on: November 15, 2014, 02:46:54 AM
This...is appaling: http://kotaku.com/ubisoft-has-published-a-handy-rundown-of-known-technica-1658926091

(entire article pasted)

Ubisoft has published a handy rundown of known technical issues with Assassin's Creed Unity as well as the status of fixes. Framerate's on the list for all platforms, with the following workaround offered pending more fixes: "If playing single player, we suggest that you disconnect from your internet connection (wifi or network cable). It could potentially improve frame rate."

So...in a game that all but DEMANDS multiplayer (especially to use the above hacking functions and treasure chest openings and everything else), Ubisoft suggests that you turn off the internet to try to get a boosted FPS?

Fuck. I'm glad I didn't buy this crap at launch.
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Assassin's Creed Unity on: November 14, 2014, 10:50:44 PM

Quote from: TiLT on November 14, 2014, 09:39:53 AM

Why are you guys buying the premium companion app anyway? You're basically telling Ubisoft that it's totally fine for them to shove these fucking blue chests in our faces. I'm not even going to install the base companion app, and I hate that these blue chests are everywhere despite not being part of the game. They might as well have had huge ads for their app hanging from the Notre Dame.

THANK YOU. Finally, somebody with some damn sense.

Ubisoft has the gall to embargo a review of a game they KNOW is rife with problems until 12 hours AFTER the launch (and here the latest Dragon Age game had its review come out a WEEK early), and now you're paying to open a fucking treasure chest that's right in front of you?

I wonder why I've gotten tired of the series, and it's the above that explains it well. Companion app after companion app where they just want all your personal information to do stuff you would've been able to do back in the golden age of gaming for free (and without installing said app).
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Hell froze over and Blizzard made a new IP] Overwatch on: November 07, 2014, 10:01:23 PM

Quote from: TiLT on November 07, 2014, 09:00:30 PM

A Team Fortress 2 clone made by Blizzard? Alright, I'm out. There's not even a single thing in that gameplay trailer that appeals to my interests. Looks like a solid game, but it's just a total miss when it comes to genre and style for me, I'm afraid.

I feel exactly the same way. I'm tired of shooters in general, and I hate multiplayer shooters even more.

Boring!
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (11/03) on: November 03, 2014, 03:34:45 AM
This week: The Vita, brought to you by the word The. Also the word Arcade, as in this internet arcade (basically the ability to play a bunch of legal MAME titles via your browser).

PS3:
Bioshock Infinite: The Complete Edition
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Disney Infinity Toy Box 2.0
The Wolf Among Us

PS4:
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Disney Infinity Toy Box 2.0
Rabbids Invasion
Rocksmith 2014
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth
The Wolf Among Us

PSV:
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth
The Hungry Horde
The Walking Dead Season 2
The Wolf Among Us

360:
Bioshock Infinite: The Complete Edition
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Disney Infinity Toy Box 2.0
Rabbids Invasion
Rocksmith 2014
The Wolf Among Us

XB1:
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Disney Infinity Toy Box 2.0
Rabbids Invasion
The Wolf Among Us

WiiU:
Disney Infinity Toy Box 2.0
Pier Solar and the Great Architects
Planes: Fire & Rescue
The Swapper

3DS:
Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley
Planes: Fire & Rescue
Pokémon Puzzle Challenge

PC:
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

What are you buying this week?
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] Lords of the Fallen on: November 03, 2014, 12:01:26 AM

Quote from: TiLT on October 29, 2014, 02:10:13 PM

I got this game for PC yesterday and played it until I reached the second "bonfire". It seems very promising so far. Lots of people are talking about constant crashes and instability, but I haven't seen anything of the sort. On the other hand, my PC is pretty powerful, enough to run this game at a stable 60 fps on very high detail.

I've heard that this is due to some brand new 'unbreakable' DRM (at least according to a /. article). While it apparently has stopped the 'hackers' (after 3 days anyway), it's causing a lot of system instability in general to a lot of people.
23  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] Fantasy Life on: October 31, 2014, 04:23:38 PM
So it's worth buying before finishing the game just for the additions? I mean, I do want a pet dragon and all...
24  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] Fantasy Life on: October 31, 2014, 12:03:40 AM
This is surprisingly a ton of fun.

Imagine...if Final Fantasy XIV and Animal Crossing had a kid. This is sorta the result.
25  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Legend of Grimrock II - looks sweet on: October 23, 2014, 06:11:56 AM

Quote from: TiLT on October 23, 2014, 04:29:33 AM

Yeah, the devs deliberately reduced the importance of perfect timing in this game. There are still timed puzzles, but the window you have to complete whatever you need to do is larger and more forgiving than in the first game.

Yeah, I've seen that too. Definitely a good thing.

Grimrock 2 is a huge improvement over the original...which honestly is really hard to do because I enjoyed the hell out of Grimrock 1. If you even remotely love the classic Dungeon Masters, Eye of the Beholders, or just want to play a beautifully remastered 'classic game', buy this now.
26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/13) on: October 13, 2014, 03:58:48 AM
I personally think that Duck Dynasty should be on that horror game list of yours up top too. I mean, seriously, I can't imagine that being anything even remotely good. icon_twisted

Also, Legend of Grimrock II (along with the latest (free) expansion to Star Trek Online) are my choices for this week.
27  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [iOS] Terra Battle, from the creators of Final Fantasy on: October 11, 2014, 05:59:29 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on October 11, 2014, 08:52:43 AM

I still can't understand why more developers don't give the option to choose between IAP, or a full priced premium download. The number of games I've skipped because of these stupid timers is in the dozens.

Because they're stupid, that's why.

Also, they like money - games that stop you via 'energy' tend to make a TON more than normal premium downloads.
28  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: October 08, 2014, 06:14:17 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on October 08, 2014, 05:11:10 PM

While I love the 6, the whole thin-ness thing is really reaching the point where you're almost trying to grab a razor's edge if you don't add some sort of case on it. It's also such a slick surface that it'll slide out of your pocket at the slightest change in body angle. As I found out.  icon_redface

That's one reason why I got an Apple case on my 5 - the thing was too small and too slick. I was afraid of dropping it too.
29  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: October 08, 2014, 06:11:11 PM

Quote from: Ridah on October 07, 2014, 04:07:17 PM

A comment from someone on the Ubi team has made me worried about these consoles, he basically said that AI is processed by the CPU and that the PS4/Xbox are not powerful enough to handle the game above 30FPS (steadily) because of it. Granted, AC games tend to have more AI characters on screen at once than most games, but it's still disheartening. I'm hoping the limitation is overcome as time goes on or at least only applies to open-world games of this magnitude.

Keep in mind that (apparently) both consoles are 1.6GHz quad-core AMD machines of some generation. I'm not at all surprised we're running into problems especially considering that PCs are available 2GHz faster (and I'm guessing a generation or two ahead in efficiency, too).

In short, there's no way we're reaching the 'mythical' 1080p at 60fps this console generation either.
30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: October 07, 2014, 02:04:07 AM
Thanks, XB1 owners - Assassin's Creed Unity is being nerfed down to your level because of bags of money (and/or corporate stupidity):
http://kotaku.com/ac-unity-will-have-same-specs-on-xbox-one-and-ps4-to-av-1643054770

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It started with a quote from Ubisoft Montreal producer Vincent Pontbriand, speaking to the website Video Gamer about their decision to keep Unity maintaining 900p resolution and 30 frames per second on both the Xbox One and PS4.

"We decided to lock them at the same specs to avoid all the debates and stuff," Pontbriand reportedly said, no doubt referring to a string of extended conversations that have sprung up in the past year over the technical differences between Sony and Microsoft's current-gen consoles.

No doubt this also means that like Watch Dogs, the PC version will be shit and/or heavily modified. Hopefully a few ini tweaks (and other things) can restore the game to looking like it should on the PC version.

(I'm joking about blaming XB1 owners - but I still think it's a terrible idea.)
31  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (10/06) on: October 06, 2014, 06:20:37 AM
Enjoy Smash Bros? Wish it had some different music in it? Well, I can't do anything about the actual included soundtrack, but instead, go visit here and rock the night away from some fantastic player made stuff.

PS3:
Alien: Isolation
Jet Car Stunts
NBA 2K15

PS4:
Alien: Isolation
Divekick
Driveclub
Dust: An Elysian Tail
Minecraft PS4 Edition
NBA 2K15
Pix the Cat
Spelunky
Styx: Master of Shadows

PSV:
Jet Car Stunts
Pix the Cat

360:
Alien: Isolation
NBA 2K15

XB1:
Alien: Isolation
Divekick
NBA 2K15
Project Spark
Styx: Master of Shadows

WiiU:

3DS:
Alien: Isolation
Tenkai Knights Brave Battle

PC:
Costume Quest 2
Final Fantasy XIII
NBA 2K15
Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition
Styx: Master of Shadows

What are you buying this week?
32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is your primary gaming device? on: October 05, 2014, 03:10:24 PM
PC > 3DS >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> PS4.

My PS4, which I bought at launch, is just gathering dust. The only thing I turn it on for is playing the console exclusives - everything else is absolutely totally better on the PC (which what the PS4/XB1 is to begin with, except extremely behind in tech)...what games I actually play to begin with.

Like JCC, I'll buy a WiiU one of these years (maybe), just for their exclusives...but we'll see.
33  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 03, 2014, 04:25:29 PM

Quote from: EddieA on October 03, 2014, 08:28:55 AM

This was my favorite of those Colin Mochrie puns

The best part is when Ryan would actually lose his otherwise absolutely solid composure and break out laughing (like in the last pic in the sequence). It took a LOT to get him to laugh on camera, but when he did it was glorious. biggrin
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: October 03, 2014, 04:20:36 PM
Still totally waiting until after release to even think about getting this to see if it holds up past all the reviews.
35  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Smash Bros. 3DS on: October 03, 2014, 04:20:08 PM
Smash is absolutely totally awesome. That is all. biggrin
36  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Windows 10 announced on: October 03, 2014, 04:18:20 PM

Quote from: Lee on October 02, 2014, 03:49:22 PM

I despise 8, this can't come soon enough (I thought I just needed to get used to it, that wasn't the case). Anyone jumping on the beta?

There is nothing wrong with 8 (once you either update to 8.1 so you don't boot into Metro anymore or you install a replacement Start Menu bar (Classic Start Menu is awesome)). That's all 8 did over 7 - change the UI. And it's something I fixed Day 1 upon installing.

Quote from: Purge on October 03, 2014, 01:50:00 AM

Running tech preview. Enjoying it sofar. Since I've got a Surface Pro 3, looking forward to the Continuum feature.

I'd love to hear more (as I also have a Surface 3). What makes it different and/or better?
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/360/Ps3/Ps4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on: October 02, 2014, 02:12:48 PM

Quote from: TiLT on October 01, 2014, 05:34:54 PM

*sigh* Another game that reinforces just how stupid separate release dates are in this day and age. I can't even preload this game yet, and it's not being released until Friday.

But it takes a long time for those digital bits to go through the intertubes to other countries!

...yes, it's a piece of shit and needs to abolished.
38  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Windows 10 announced on: October 02, 2014, 06:09:09 AM
So, they may be skipping Windows 9 because of...lazy coders?:

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When Windows 10 got announced, there was one immediately glaring question: Why Windows 10? Maybe for the extra distance from 8, but a Redditor who claims to be a Microsoft dev has a better—and funnier—answer. The name "Windows 9" could break a whole bunch of lazy code.
Code:
Microsoft dev here, the internal rumours are that early testing revealed just how many third party products that had code of the form

if(version.StartsWith("Windows 9"))
{ /* 95 and 98 */
} else {

and that this was the pragmatic solution to avoid that.

If this is true or not I have no idea. But to be frank...I wouldn't be surprised at all. Also explanation of what the code above means and why it's bad is in the link.

EDIT: This link is provided at one point:
https://searchcode.com/?q=if%28version%2Cstartswith%28%22windows+9%22%29

You know what? I do think this is entirely true.
39  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Can't login to my account on firefox on: October 01, 2014, 06:36:23 AM
I use Firefox... *looks* ...version 32.0.3, and I have no problems logging into the site or anything else. Using it right now to post, too.

Hopefully somebody can have some actual help though, as I'm not sure short of the usual things.
40  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Windows 10 announced on: October 01, 2014, 06:31:48 AM

Quote from: Teggy on October 01, 2014, 03:42:44 AM

I had heard they were releasing 9 and it was a free upgrade if you have 8. Or is that 10 now?

Yes, people will get Windows 9 for free...

...when it comes out. NEVER! Tongue
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