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161  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 10 Years of ConsoleGold/GamingTrend!!! on: January 10, 2014, 02:01:43 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on January 08, 2014, 09:19:53 PM

When I first started Console Gold I was updating each page in Dreamweaver by hand.  I would change each page and then re-upload them.  0_0

Ah, yes. I remember doing that forever ago as well. What a pain in the arse that was. biggrin

And yes, I wish the forms didn't split two (or three?) different ways. I frankly thought that was just...dumb. Thought so back then, still think so now.
162  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: January 09, 2014, 08:34:44 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on January 08, 2014, 07:49:38 PM

Makes me glad that I don't own anything that's always listening to what's going on around me at all times. I really like being able to control what happens when I want it to happen.
163  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Bravely Default coming to North America on: January 08, 2014, 04:22:38 PM

Quote from: EddieA on January 07, 2014, 09:25:44 PM

Thankfully, you don't need to use StreetPass for Bravely Default.  You can add residents to your city over the internet or just keep the game running in sleep mode to wait out the building times.

Yup. The full game will have a daily 'phone home to the server' thing where you'll get more townspeople, as well as just adding friends directly over the internet (so like for people here who buy the game).

And keeping your console in StreetPass mode (lid down and game paused) is useful as every 8 hours that way you'll get a token for a free turn that you can spend whenever you want (max of 3). Or you can buy said turns via RMT (yes, seriously).
164  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: ABC Television Network's War on Convenience on: January 08, 2014, 04:18:30 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on January 07, 2014, 02:00:54 PM

Do the ABC decision-makers have any clue how quick and easy it would be for someone to watch their shows from a pirate ship instead of dealing with this?!

Nope. Not at all.

Yes, they're that stupid.
165  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (01/06) on: January 06, 2014, 06:57:03 AM
Now that we're in the new year, we'll have lots of games come out, right? Right?


Don't Starve (PSN)






Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

Apparently not.

What are you buying this week?
166  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hey Microsoft! on: January 06, 2014, 06:21:12 AM
So, do pads like these not work at all on the One?

It's just USB and such (and thus work fantastically on the PC). But as I don't own a One, I have no way of knowing.
167  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Bravely Default coming to North America on: January 06, 2014, 02:33:02 AM

Quote from: Gratch on January 05, 2014, 03:51:44 AM

I'm far less enthused about it telling me to "connect with my friends" so I can progress more quickly through the building stages.  

FYI - building ONLY happens when you're playing the game or have it paused in Streetpass mode. It does NOT advance when the console is fully off or if you're playing something else.
168  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Most anticipated titles of Q1 2014 on: January 02, 2014, 03:10:05 AM
Buying for sure (barring very negative reviews):
Bravely Default (3DS, 2/7) - someone forgot to mention this in the top list. Tongue Also an RPG that plays like a Square game back in the SNES era (when they could do no wrong).
Watch Dogs (PS4 or PC, not sure yet) - wanted to jump into the next gen gaming world with this title alone.

Thief (PC) - still not sure how well this is going to turn out. It has been giving off a LOT of warning signs.
Infamous: Second Son (PS4) - still not sure about this. Never played the second title, either.
169  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What Collector's Edition purchase do you regret most? on: January 01, 2014, 03:18:14 AM
Starcraft 2 (Part 1 of 3). Didn't play the game itself for more than 30 minutes. Apparently I'm not a fan of RTS games anymore. Or just have had a falling out with Blizzard (didn't buy Diablo 3).
170  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Neverwinter on: January 01, 2014, 03:04:52 AM

Quote from: TiLT on December 30, 2013, 08:22:10 AM

Neverwinter seems like it was designed with this eventuality in mind, so this should be pretty painless. I don't see how they plan to do this on last-gen consoles though. They aren't powerful enough to handle this kind of game. The Wii U maybe, but the others simply have too little RAM.


That said, while porting to the PS4/XB1 would be a LOT easier (as they're basically PCs), Champions Online was originally designed as a MMO for the PC/360 (and was supposed to use the Marvel license instead of the Hero Games/Champions one). There's even full support for the 360 controller built right in.

Also, the PR doesn't mention what titles they're planning on porting, so who knows what exactly we'll end up seeing.
171  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (12/30) on: December 30, 2013, 02:28:24 PM

Quote from: Teggy on December 30, 2013, 02:18:41 PM

Thankfully the Steam sale lasts a few more days...

And no doubt that's where I'll be spending my money.

Or on 3DS games. I've already bought Zelda: Link Between Worlds (came with the system), Etrian Odyssey: Millennium Girl and Etrian Odyssey: IV (both on sale), and Cave Story 3D (or whatever the eShop version is called, as I know there was a retail release too - and also on sale).

What else to buy...
172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (12/30) on: December 30, 2013, 06:49:55 AM
And the New Year arrives with a bang for console releases!






Dr. Luigi



...or not.

What are you buying this week?
173  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Neverwinter on: December 30, 2013, 06:35:00 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 30, 2013, 03:51:17 AM

sounds like this and Star Trek Online may be coming to consoles to bring in a whole new realm of racism and homophobia to the games biggrin

What makes you think that? Have a link?
174  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Kung Fury - time-traveling 80's kung fu cop on: December 30, 2013, 02:15:25 AM
Not to my surprise at all, this has been Kickstarted already.

The best 80s film released in 2014? Sure looks like it. biggrin
175  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Christmas Loot Thread! on: December 28, 2013, 01:16:16 AM
I got a 3DSxl (awesome Zelda edition) along with Animal Crossing.
A CD containing the music from Majora's Mask that apparently you could only get through Nintendo themselves.
Minecraft LEGO set.
And a Zelda based piece of art from one of the local art shows somewhat recently (I need to get a picture of it).

Already bought myself some discounted Steam titles along with one of the Etrian Odyssey titles on the 3DS.
176  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Nintendo 3DS LL (XL in the States) - Circle Pad Pro XL! on: December 27, 2013, 10:00:29 PM

Quote from: Turtle on December 26, 2013, 11:58:30 PM

If you have large hands, I'd still suggest getting a grip.

Any recommendations? My hands feel like they're cramping up on my XL (at least it's uncomfortable to use for any real length of time) and maybe this will help.
177  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (12/23) on: December 23, 2013, 06:46:26 AM
And as Christmas hits, I'm surprised that there's actually stuff that comes out this week:


Zen Pinball 2



Halo: Spartan Assault



(nothing new, but giant Steam/Amazon/GoG/GMG sale going on)

What are you buying this week?
178  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] The Typing of the Dead: Overkill on: December 18, 2013, 01:42:27 AM
....that is awesome and so so wrong on so many levels. biggrin
179  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Starbound on: December 18, 2013, 01:38:48 AM

Quote from: Caine on December 16, 2013, 06:45:28 PM

really, once you get past the first boss, you are let off the leash, and while you can repeat the pattern and upgrade again, the game would benefit a lot from telling you this. 

Actually you're let off the leash before that. It just doesn't tell you. At all.

It's implied that you can't go anywhere without beating the first boss can explore all of Alpha Sector to your heart's content before that point.
180  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: How Much Bandwidth Do You Consume? on: December 16, 2013, 04:24:04 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on November 16, 2013, 04:43:52 AM

The demand for bandwidth is well and truly outpacing the ability for providers to install fiber in the ground to carry it all.  Caps are going to be with is for a while.

No. Providers were paying more attention to their bottom line and/or their stocks for YEARS now and as thus they haven't installed jack and shit for that same timespan.

So any need for a bandwith cap is completely and entirely their fault.
181  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Starbound on: December 16, 2013, 04:20:47 PM

Quote from: PR_GMR on December 16, 2013, 06:54:49 AM

There's a tip for you!

Looks like a good place to call home. biggrin

Another tip: Your Matter Manipulator should only be used to get enough wood and cobblestone to make a pickaxe and a normal axe. Then you can tuck it away and never use it again. Also yes, the pickaxe uses the same left/right button feature that the Matter Manip did.

Also, holding shift changes your 'affect size' with your pickaxe/MM/placing blocks. From a 3x3 or 2x2 grid to a single square.

And the game is pretty well developed so far, IMHO. The main issue is the lack of a good tutorial and really explaining things.
182  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (12/16) on: December 16, 2013, 03:54:21 PM

Quote from: TiLT on December 16, 2013, 06:23:09 AM

What? Zen Pinball 2 on the PS4? Why haven't I heard of this before? If it's cross-buy, I'll be playing this a lot.

It's cross-buy with the PS3 at the very least. From the devs:
"If you own any of these on PS3, we invite you to download them on PS4 at no charge."

Also, slightly related, Pinball Arcade is due out this week too according to the Playstation blog (among others).
183  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (12/16) on: December 16, 2013, 06:11:17 AM
*falls asleep until next year*

Bit.Tripís Runner 2 (PSN)
Minecraft (PSN)
Pinball Arcade (PSN)
The Walking Dead: Season Two, Episode OneóAll That Remains

Pinball Arcade (PSN)
Zen Pinball 2 (PSN)

Bit.Tripís Runner 2 (PSN)
Pinball Arcade (PSN)
Terraria (PSN)
The Walking Dead: Season Two, Episode OneóAll That Remains

The Walking Dead: Season Two, Episode OneóAll That Remains




Dementium II
The Walking Dead: Season Two, Episode OneóAll That Remains

What are you buying this week?
184  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Starbound on: December 11, 2013, 02:17:23 AM
You didn't need 200 pixels to make the table FYI. That just shows the 'sell' cost (of course you can't sell right now, so that's just there needlessly). When you highlight the item in your build menu, you'll see the cost of it there in goods and pixels (normally pretty cheap, and if needed).
185  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (12/9) on: December 09, 2013, 06:42:40 AM
As Christmas approaches...not much of anything comes out.

Doki-Doki Universe

Doki-Doki Universe

Doki-Doki Universe


Peggle 2




What are you buying this week?
186  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Starbound on: December 08, 2013, 09:48:25 PM

Quote from: msduncan on December 08, 2013, 03:58:58 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on December 08, 2013, 03:46:48 PM

Quote from: msduncan on December 08, 2013, 03:33:38 PM

Guys, since this game is offered through Steam how would I get it for my son?

In other words, I am playing it on my computer from my steam account.   My son got interested watching me, but I'm not sure how I would get it onto his computer so he could play at the same time.   Do I need a separate Steam account?   I'm ok with buying the game again, but I'm unsure how that works.
Eventually this

But you probably just need to buy it for him.
But how does that work?   Do I open a new steam account and DL steam to his computer?   Or do I log in with my steam account on his computer and use my account?    I'm confused by this.

IMHO, I'd make a second Steam account and then you can buy and then gift it through your primary account. As a bonus, you'll be able to play multiplayer with each other as its two different Steam accounts playing (although it doesn't use Steam connect).

And according to Steam I've only played for 22 or so hours since launch. Give or take a few hours. biggrin
But it's really not that much stuff - I've just stumbled into a few dungeons and such during my playing. And then threw it together into a mess of a ship.

The big differences of Starbound verses Terraria that I can think of off the top of my head: A near-infinite number of planets to go to, each with the possibility of different building materials, structures, NPCs (friendly or hostile), dungeons, and other things on them. And your ship (which you can store stuff on, like I did, or just use it to get around). And very easy mod support (there's a dozen or three small mods already available and the game is a week old).

Past that it's basically Terraria with a bit more of an alien feel. You still dive down to a planet's core, find the goodies within, and head back up again. Get better weapons and armor, fight bosses, continue onward until you get bored.

Overall, if you loved Terraria, you'll love Starbound. Just be warned that since this is very early beta, things can (and will) go wrong. Also there's a full on player wipe due in the next few days (just to show you how things can change).
187  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Starbound on: December 08, 2013, 05:13:10 AM
And with a fully expected player wipe, I figure I might as well post my ship where I kept everything I needed in one organized area. Never really built too much on any planet, mainly because I knew I'd leave it behind sooner instead of later.

(right click view image to see it a bit bigger)
188  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Starbound on: December 07, 2013, 09:18:26 PM

Quote from: Zarkon on December 07, 2013, 06:25:11 PM

Quote from: Lee on December 07, 2013, 10:07:31 AM

Quote from: Zarkon on December 07, 2013, 02:23:16 AM

Still no keybinding = I can't play.
Why can't you play it?
I'm left handed. The arrow keys are what are comfortable to me.

I thought I read somewhere that it natively supports the 360 controller. Failing that, plug it in and use Joy2Key or something for basic movement. Not exactly optimal though.

Also, a lot of the game's configs are in xml format. You may be able to manually change configs that way, Zarkon.

And the only reason why I was able to take down the first boss was that I stumbled upon a gun shop selling level 10 ranged weapons. Blew away what I was capable of doing with my Iron Bow.

FYI - another big update is coming soon, which more than likely will cause a player wipe. But the devs will be changing the leveling system from 100 down to just 10 (without removing content). Basically it'll have Easy/Medium/Hard mobs giving the game the same feeling that it has now, without you being just slaughtered whenever fighting someone above your level.

Oh, and random - the game has mod support and modders are already going nuts with it. New ship designs, new items, ways to modify game settings, etc etc.
189  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Final Fantasy VIII (8) getting an remastered release? on: December 06, 2013, 04:01:25 PM

Quote from: Gratch on December 06, 2013, 12:18:13 AM

EDIT:  Reading the comments on Steam, it sounds like they didn't even bother to port over the PSX music, and just threw in the crappy MIDI soundtrack.  Sheesh Square, could you possibly be any lazier with these ports?   Roll Eyes

Squenix would NEVER be lazy with porting their games! Ever! Tongue
190  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: Starbound on: December 06, 2013, 04:00:49 PM

Quote from: Caine on December 06, 2013, 03:04:06 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on December 06, 2013, 07:45:38 AM

this looks fun too, might try it as well.
I've been watching videos of this one and it seems pretty similar, minus the planet hopping aspect. Almost bought it before Starbound went early access.

Darkout works (I bought it like 6 months or so ago via Desura) but there's something just 'off' about its core engine. Too much 'lag' between people swinging your way and hitting and such. I should fire it up again and see how it is nowadays.

Totally continuing to love Starbound though. I made a base of sorta on a level 7 Forest planet, beat the first 'boss', and now I can explore even more of the galaxy if I want to. Or wait for some more beta updates.

Decisions, decisions...
191  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Starbound on: December 05, 2013, 03:11:40 AM

Quote from: msduncan on December 05, 2013, 12:53:55 AM

Two state of the art consoles sitting here and yet I'm going to be playing the hell out of this.

Yeah, that's how I am right now with Starbound as well. biggrin

Long story short - yes, it has a lot of resemblances with Terraria. Or if you never played that, Minecraft but on a 2D plane and with a LOT more combat.

Is it a bad thing? Oh hell no. I'm gonna be playing this for months to come.

One tip for everyone who is playing however. At the end of the (current) tutorial questline, it tells you to craft a distress beacon. Don't. Don't do it. Seriously don't make the thing. You're not ready for it.

Also you can leave your starter world. Your Super Spaceship of the Future!!! and stuff like that runs on coal. LOL
192  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (12/2) on: December 03, 2013, 12:39:08 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 02, 2013, 05:50:22 PM

Quote from: Caine on December 02, 2013, 05:44:03 PM

waiting for impressions on Starbound.  This would have been awesome about two years ago, but now, there are a handful of games that went for the same market, so I have to wonder how well this can compare.
pretty much the same for me.  I will own it eventually, but maybe not right away.

Well I'm grabbing it tomorrow (or whenever exactly Steam makes the beta available). I'll have to dig up the thread and let you all know.
193  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (12/2) on: December 02, 2013, 05:13:43 PM
Whoops. Completely forgot about this. That said, I wasn't exactly missing much. See below:

Gran Turismo 6







Starbound (beta)

What are you buying this week?
194  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 27, 2013, 05:02:33 AM

Ah, glorious XB1 error messages. biggrin
195  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is the worst game you've ever played? on: November 27, 2013, 04:56:25 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 26, 2013, 05:14:08 PM

Oh wow. The old old OLD GT site.
196  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Neverwinter on: November 27, 2013, 04:54:35 AM

Quote from: rittchard on November 26, 2013, 06:31:20 PM

The new expansion is due on December 5th!  Get ready for a bazillion Leggolas/Legollas characters!!!!

Actually, for some very BIZARRE reason (that I can't figure out), Cryptic never goes after people who use the copyrighted names from Forgotten Realms. So while you won't see Legolas, you will see umpteen billion Drizzts. Or however you spell his name.
197  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: November 26, 2013, 02:08:05 AM

Quote from: rittchard on November 25, 2013, 09:10:26 PM

On the other, I had the same feeling as I did in other recent MMORPGs such as SWTOR. How does this game benefit at all from being an MMO? I'm about to do this super cool thing because I'm some sort of special "chosen one" - yet right next to me I clearly see two other people DOING THE EXACT SAME THING. Now granted I can choose to just ignore them, but then if I'm always ignoring other players, I have to go back to wondering what gaming purpose does it serve to have them around?

Yeah, that's my issue as well. And it's a large one in my mind.

I personally love the game as a whole and definitely will grab it when the time comes. But having the same massive (IMHO) problem that SWTOR did (it would be better as a single player game with at most only a few friends to bring into your game) seriously could hurt it.
198  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (11/25) on: November 25, 2013, 06:58:01 AM
So, we've had two huge consoles launches earlier this month. And the 'traditional' Black Friday is this week. So what does that mean? Lots and lots of games coming out!

Air Conflicts: Vietnam


Ys: Memories of Celceta

Air Conflicts: Vietnam




Professional Farmer 2014
State of Decay: Breakdown

...wait. That's it? So, uh, what are you buying this week? Or are you all waiting until Friday to do your weekly shopping?
199  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: November 20, 2013, 02:02:48 AM
Got the same thing. And I work ALL weekend, even Friday. Argh.
200  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Are you board Ceekay? on: November 20, 2013, 01:58:40 AM
I always wondered how he got 70k posts.

Now we all know. biggrin
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