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81  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: May 14, 2014, 03:06:11 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 14, 2014, 01:54:51 AM

The first E3, when the Kinect was introduced, it looked revolutionary.  The promise of this thing was massive and readily apparent.  A year later at E3, it seemed less so.  Then they released a product that they admit was gimped to make it affordable.  Many bought and raved about it, even here.  Then, over time, it became apparent that it was kinda worthless.

I remember that. I was with my brother who won a contest and the prize was for two to go to see the Xbox Press Conference that year. The Kinect looked amazing. Utterly amazing. And Peter Molyneu's (however you spell his name anyhow) demo with it was even more so.

Of course his demo never came to life, and Kinect was...well, it was never properly supported...in both last generation and now this one. And it could never do the things shown on video, either (at least not to that accuracy, anyhow). It was a good idea, but the technology (still) isn't there. And it's really hurting the XB1 right now, as it eats a fair chunk of processing power to do pretty much nothing.

Wonder if the Kinectless-XB1s will have that processing power restored. I doubt it, now that I think about it.
82  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: May 13, 2014, 04:13:54 PM

Quote from: Caine on May 13, 2014, 03:50:16 PM

Quote from: ATB on May 13, 2014, 03:41:22 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on May 13, 2014, 03:25:17 PM

Quote from: gellar on May 13, 2014, 03:21:04 PM

Annnnd the horrible, terrible, useless shit that is Kinect is finally, mercifully, killed by its creator.
I'd be happy with having paid extra for the Kinect if they'd just release some damn games. Hell, I'll take even an updated Kinectimals game to show the kids.
Agreed. But now it's going to be dead dead DEAD.  First adopters are getting screwed by this.
business as usual.  either it's by a significant price cut (3DS), dearth of 3rd party games (WiiU), bad hardware builds (360), downgraded controller (PS3), or unfulfilled promises (Kinect 1/PS Move).  

Pretty much. Also, don't forget not buying games at launch because they'll no doubt have a 'this version has all the DLC and everything else' 6 months later.

Still, I have to laugh how Microsoft insisted that it couldn't be removed. That said, the UI absolutely blows without being able to tell the XB1 'Xbox, do this'. One step becomes 5, easily.

Kinect is dead (again) this generation.
83  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (05/12) on: May 12, 2014, 04:30:43 AM
Yay for more games for various consoles and everything else. Now to find the time needed to play all of them.

PS3:
Minecraft
The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 3: In Harm's Way

PS4:

PSV:
Borderlands 2
Soul Sacrifice Delta

360:
Super Time Force (XBLA)
The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 3: In Harm's Way

XB1:
Super Time Force (XBLA)

WiiU:
Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails (eShop)

3DS:

PC:
Battleblock Theater
Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition
Memento Mori 2
The Last Tinker: City of Colors
The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 3: In Harm's Way

What are you buying this week?
84  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, 360,PS3] Bound by Flame on: May 10, 2014, 08:07:39 PM

Quote from: Hetz on May 10, 2014, 02:52:35 PM

Yeah, it looks like there will be no Xb1 version, unfortunately. The official reason is they got their dev kits late and didn't want to hold up development of the game to get a xb1 version out. They also have been rather disparaging in their comments about the XB1...so I don't see it in the cards for the system.

Well, the problem is that Microsoft has a 'if you don't release it the same day, if not earlier, as you do any other console version, then you can fuck off and we don't want it on the XB1' policy.

It's...stupid.

Also, quite enjoying the game myself (as I said in this week's release thread). Ron's GT review I pretty much agree with, although I'd grade it slightly higher (7 to 7.5 out of 10) myself. At least from my limited playtime.
85  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: May 10, 2014, 02:09:22 AM
I never thought I'd say this, but yeah, I hit the unsub button the other day too (before my first 'free' month was up).

Partly because changing my subscription type was fucking royal pain in the ass (seriously, it DOES NOT WORK on your average laptop monitor resolution, and needs something bigger), and partly because I just don't play it any more, but I hit unsub and for now, I'm not looking back.

ESO has a lot of problems. So many areas of it just scream, "This is our first MMO, and we didn't learn a single fucking thing whatsoever in all the other MMOs that have come out in the last decade." It's really really sad.

This would have been a MUCH better game had it just been co-op with up to 4 other of your friends. And nobody else.
86  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (5/4) on: May 10, 2014, 01:41:59 AM
I've been going sword and magic myself. Basically Daggers is the high risk/high reward (with lots of DPS on one target but not too good of a way to defend yourself), Sword is more technical and slower, with the ability to hit multiple targets and powerful counters, and Magic is a force multiplier (especially enchanting your weapons to do fire damage for 15 seconds or so).

I haven't quite finished the Swamp yet (but I think I'm getting close), and so far I'd give it a solid 7.5/10. The story is pretty generic but it works, the voice acting ranges from okay to bad (but not, "Jill, the Master of Lockpicking" bad), nice graphics (on the PC with everything maxed), and very solid (and VERY difficult on Normal) combat (which I'm really enjoying).

Also crafting works (but it's mainly a way to tailor your weapons and armor to your personal liking). Do you want more DPS? Crit Chance? Chance to set fire to a mob? Better defenses? Resistance to Poison? It's all there, and for the most part you have to pick and choose your upgrades.

Basically it's sorta Dark Souls except it's not just you verses the world. And you can't come back from the dead short of reloading your game.

IMHO, if you have an itch for a decent action-RPG with solid combat, buy this game. It's also priced right ($40 for the PC version) for what it is.

EDIT: A 2/10 review? A 4.5/10 review? Oh hell no. BBF is NOT that bad of a game. GameInformer's review header of, "A Solid RPG Snack" is a good way of putting this game.
87  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: What's Wrong with iTunes on: May 08, 2014, 02:09:09 PM

Quote from: Hrothgar on May 07, 2014, 04:42:34 AM

I have a bunch of large apps that don't all fit on my iPad.  I keep them on the computer and iTunes keeps them updated.  Only now if I connect the iPad to the computer and try to install one, iTunes tries to install every app that's not on the iPad.  Needless to say, they don't all fit.  What am I doing wrong?  At first, it seems to allocate the correct amount of space on the iPad for the app.  Then, within five seconds, it decides to put everything on the iPad.  Help.

While this won't be a helpful response, I had iTunes do pretty much the same thing - it tried to dump everything I had on my iPad onto my iPhone when I plugged them both in to back them up.

...despite the iPhone having half the space my iPad has.

It's very...stupid at times.
88  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Driveclub on: May 08, 2014, 02:04:26 PM

Quote from: Jumangi on May 07, 2014, 08:26:08 PM

So...the upgrade to the full unlock costs $50. But from the wording on the PS Blog post its seems this is treated not like a sale item but the free games you get with the sub. If the PS+ sub ever lapse you lose access tot he game. I really hope this is a miscommunication on their part...

This is exactly what everyone thinks at this point - the 'discount' is only yours while you keep your PS+ sub. So you don't really 'own' it unless you spend the full $60.

In short, don't gimp yourself by trying to save $10.

EDIT: You also get some kind of demo by just having PS+, but it's absolutely not the full game at all.
89  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (5/4) on: May 07, 2014, 02:59:53 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on May 07, 2014, 12:36:38 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 06, 2014, 11:06:42 PM

It looks like Bound by Flame is available right now if you order digitally.  So no need to wait for Friday.

Mine is currently downloading, and I don't know for sure that I'll get a chance to play today, so I can't confirm.
Interesting, I see Steam still says the game will unlock in 1 day and 17 hours.  Did you end up buying it on the PS4?

Yeah, it's available digitally on the PS4 (maybe digitally on the PS3/360 too) right now. Steam won't have it until, yeah, then. And retail is Friday.

*continues to grumble*
90  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (5/4) on: May 05, 2014, 04:24:33 AM
I'm curious how Bound by Flame is. Also, it's another Friday release. *grumbles*
91  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Wii U/3DS/Ps3/Ps4] The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on: April 30, 2014, 05:46:22 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on April 30, 2014, 04:16:55 AM

Oddly enough, despite Activision saying this wouldn't be launching on Xbox One with some vague delay, it's apparently available on the digital store regardless even though retail lists it as July 1st.

What in sam hill is going on with the release of this game on the XB1?

I have no intention on buying it, but damn I'd love to know what exactly happened.
92  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (04/28) on: April 28, 2014, 05:14:40 AM
*kicks forums* There we go.

PS3:
Child of Light
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle
Raiden IV: OverKill
Star Wars Pinball: Heroes Within
The Amazing Spider-Man 2

PS4:
Child of Light
Daylight
Star Wars Pinball: Heroes Within
The Amazing Spider-Man 2

PSV:
Star Wars Pinball: Heroes Within

360:
Child of Light
Star Wars Pinball: Heroes Within
The Amazing Spider-Man 2

XB1:
Child of Light

WiiU:
Child of Light
The Amazing Spider-Man 2

3DS:
Gardening Mama 2 Forest Friends
Kirby Triple Deluxe
Legends of Oz Dorothys Return
Mario Golf World Tour
The Amazing Spider-Man 2

PC:
Child of Light
Daylight
Star Wars Pinball: Heroes Within

Let's see...another cash-in movie tie-in game (which is extremely weirdly not available for the XB1), or Child of Light, which looks to be an amazing little game. Yeah, I'm gonna take my chances on the unknown property. But on my PC.

What are you buying this week?
93  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (04/20) on: April 21, 2014, 05:53:33 AM
Also NES Remix 2 comes out on the WiiU eShop.

Too bad they can't bring those out to the 3DS. Despite, you know, the system being perfectly capable of playing NES, GB, GBC, and GBA titles. For that matter, why are the GBA releases only for the WiiU as well (from prior weeks)? I want to give you money, but I have no reason at all to buy your console otherwise!
94  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: April 18, 2014, 10:50:45 PM
Yup. The werewolf transform is (yet another) buggy thing inside of ESO.

Also, reading their forms, they're banning people left right and center for the dupe bug (that apparently was reported BACK IN FUCKING BETA). Also they're banning anyone for any reason apparently, too. Seems like their auto-banner is hitting people randomly.

Of course I've 'duped' items - I've been hit with the bank bug 3 times so I have 4 copies of all the preorder items and Imperial Edition stuff. Is that enough to get me banned? Hell if I know.

I just know I won't be playing while I wait to see if they can fix this latest fuckup of theirs.
95  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales in OP! on: April 15, 2014, 12:50:02 AM

Quote from: Lordnine on April 14, 2014, 06:03:38 PM

Quote from: Caine on April 14, 2014, 05:04:11 PM

4/14



$7.49
Has anyone tried this?  I expected a Terraria ripoff but the video shows it to be more Dwarf Fortress like. 

It's...I'd say a much much lighter/easier Dwarf Fortress game. Basically you play as a 'guide' to the Dwarves (although you can completely manually control one at a time if you'd like) and get them to do things like build, craft, fight, gather, etc etc.

I got it on sale earlier in its Early Access stage and definitely enjoyed the time I put into it.
96  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Midwest Gaming Classic 2014 (4/12-4/13) Bookfield, WI (Image Heavy) on: April 15, 2014, 12:47:04 AM
Very, very, very, very cool stuff in there. biggrin

I went to: http://zapcon.com/
this weekend, and while it was absolutely nowhere near as fancy as your trip, it also had its share of classic old arcade machines as well as pinball tables. Nothing quite like the ancient classics. Still a ton of fun to play to this day.

Looking forward to seeing what else you did. And what was there at the vendor tables.
97  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: April 15, 2014, 12:28:38 AM
While I haven't seen actual 'lag' before, I have seen insane load times (on the order of minutes sometimes), bugs (quest triggers not properly firing), NPCs that won't shut the !@%!%^!! up (seriously, I want to shoot the damn Daggerfall banker IN THE HEAD), and bugs (I've had my account 'status' reset THREE times now, each time giving me all the preorder items again, resetting my bank maximum to 60, and wiping any money I had stored in said bank each time (thankfully none)).

Customer service so far has been next to worthless, too. Don't even get me started.

Do I still enjoy ESO? Yes. But it has its share of serious problems (like wiping inventory in my bank example above - that's something you absolutely must period make sure never ever happens).
98  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (04/14) on: April 14, 2014, 02:36:06 AM
*pokes head up from bug-filled yet enjoyable Elder Scrolls Online to post a release list before midnight anywhere in the US*

PS3:
2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

PS4:
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
Trials Fusion

PSV:
Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars

360:
2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
Trials Fusion

XB1:
Trials Fusion

3DS:
Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars

WiiU:
F-Zero: Maximum Velocity (VC)
Golden Sun (VC)

PC:
Trials Fusion
Wargame: Red Dragon
A few random what look to be Indie titles launching on Steam

What are you buying this week?
99  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Great Cable Purge of 2014 on: April 10, 2014, 05:59:38 PM

Quote from: Scraper on April 08, 2014, 07:30:12 PM

Quote from: hepcat on April 08, 2014, 07:23:19 PM

There's an ESPN.GO app for the Roku that functions just like HBO.GO.  But that means you'll have to keep at least the minimum service from your cable company and add ESPN, most likely. 
That's the problem. Just let me pay $5 a month to use ESPN go and I'm all set. $7.99 for Netflix, $7 for Amazon Prime, Whatever HULU Plus costs, plus $5 for Espn and I would see huge savings.

Because that would cause people to cut their absurdly overpriced cable TV subscriptions even faster in the end. Also that makes a lot of sense to do (offer money just for ESPN) and as such it'll never happen.
100  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: April 05, 2014, 01:18:36 AM

Quote from: USMC Kato on April 04, 2014, 10:41:26 PM

Oh and the vanilla UI and features on ESO is just serviceable, so getting addons for the game is essential for those of us that want more input/feedback from our MMO UI

I'm fine with the default UI (mostly), but my essential mod right now is some sort of spam filter or gold farmer blocker. Kinda shocking just how many of them there are out there.

And so far, I'm enjoying ESO quite a bit. Is it anything truly amazing? No. But it really feels like an Elder Scrolls game.

Except for the absolutely immersion breaking public instances where it allows 15 people into the same zone where the NPC outside told you that you're their only hope, or that is a place that nobody has ever explored, or anything of the sort. It's just absolutely utterly dumb.
101  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (03/31) on: April 01, 2014, 12:16:27 AM

Quote from: farley2k on March 31, 2014, 07:06:59 PM

Not on your list - since it isn't for mobile stuff - I will be buying FTL on the iPad this week.  Hopefully I will find out what all the excitement was about.

It's a fantastic game and I hope the port on the iPad turns out great. PC owner here of the game and I just love it. I also hate it as it's so hard, but it's supposed to be that way. biggrin
102  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (03/31) on: March 31, 2014, 02:51:05 PM
Strange that after seeing quite a few people mentioning ESO last week (as technically some of the preorders started on Sunday), nobody is mentioning it this week.

Well, I will, as I'm all set for playing it on Tuesday. Here's to hoping it goes well.
103  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (03/31) on: March 31, 2014, 02:23:42 AM
Well thanks to somebody doing the weekly releases for me (and much earlier than I normally do, too Tongue ), I guess I should post them up earlier in the day too.

So... Let's take a look.

PS3:
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate Deluxe Edition
MLB 14 The Show
Ragnarok Odyssey ACE

PS4:
Mercenary Kings (PSN)

PSV:
MLB 14 The Show
Ragnarok Odyssey ACE

360:
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate Deluxe Edition

XB1:

WiiU:
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate Deluxe Edition

3DS:

PC:
Age of Wonders 3
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate Deluxe Edition
Goat Simulator
The Elder Scrolls Online

What are you buying this week?
104  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: March 30, 2014, 01:57:19 AM

Quote from: msduncan on March 28, 2014, 05:29:12 PM

I contacted ESO support.   They said just cancel my Gamestop order and order the digital copy through them.    The boxed copies only get a 3 day head start.   Digital gets 5.   It's to encourage digital sales for some reason.

Not quite from my understanding.

If you preorder any edition directly from Bethesda themselves, you'll get 5 day early access.

If you preorder the Imperial edition (the $80 one or whatever) from anybody, you'll get 5 day early access.

If you preorder the Normal edition from anybody other than Bethesda, you'll get 3 day early access.

Also, if you preorder any edition from anybody, you'll get the ability to play any Race on all 3 sides right from the start.

EDIT: Example: My digital preorder via Green Man Gaming (20% off!) is for the Normal edition, and I only get a 3 day head start.
105  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: AT&T Wireless New Mobile Share Plan - Really? on: March 25, 2014, 05:16:17 AM
*happily pays $30 a month plus tax for 100 minutes talk (unlimited free wi-fi calling), unlimited text, and 'unlimited' data (5GB before throttling, supports 4G/LTE/whatever), on my iPhone 5 via T-Mobile*

I'll never go back to a phone under contract again while things like these are offered. Yeah, I have to buy the phone for full price whenever I want to replace it, but I save SO much money compared to these contracts (which yes, have slightly gotten better over the years).
106  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/PS4/360/PS3] Thief on: March 25, 2014, 05:09:53 AM

Quote from: Gratch on March 23, 2014, 05:04:04 PM

-  The stupid gorram birds and dogs, which you had no way to silence.  At least let me shoot the damn things to shut them up.  slywink

Choke Arrows. Completely knocks them out for good (unlike against people, where it works for like 5 seconds).

Quote
-  Going up against humans was lots of fun.  Anything else, not so much.  I inwardly groaned every time I had to go up against those stupid zombie-things.

Agreed. Those were never fun sections at all IMHO.
107  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/Linux/Mac/Ps3/Vita] Luftrausers on: March 19, 2014, 03:33:20 PM
Keyboard (and no doubt joystick) are the only control options.

Basically the game controls exactly like the arcade classic Asteroids, except there's gravity. And you can't teleport. And your ship regenerates health when not shooting.

Turn left, turn right, thrust, shoot. 3 arrow keys and X.

And as mentioned, the game is a ton of fun and very addicting. I love it. biggrin
108  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Ps4] inFAMOUS: Second Son on: March 18, 2014, 02:50:07 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on March 18, 2014, 12:02:25 PM

Quote from: Harpua3 on March 18, 2014, 04:02:10 AM

This blows. Isn't the reason for release dates is so everyone gets it all at once ? I have numerous friends on my list playing it now . Even some of you jerks. icon_wink
it's to protect the retailers not the consumer.  It's to ensure one doesn't have an unfair advantage over another.  You do usually see them allow them to start selling a game if one of them breaks the date,  but I guess the eBay thing isn't big enough.

Screw that crap. Just sell it when it shows up. Still, I'd love to know how/why eBay got it before anyone else did.

Also, WTF is with the Friday release of this game? NOBODY releases on anything other than a Tuesday in the US (unless you're Nintendo). Who thought this was a good idea?

And don't give me that 'off on a weekend to play' stuff either as my days off are during the week. Tongue
109  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (03/17) on: March 17, 2014, 05:45:29 PM
I knew I forgot something last night. LOL

And Infamous is coming out this week. I really should snag it so my PS4 has something exclusive to play.

EDIT: WTF is with the Friday releases this week for multiple titles? Tuesday is the launch day for everything in the US. EVERYTHING. Unless you're Nintendo anyhow.
110  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/PS4/360/PS3] Thief on: March 11, 2014, 11:46:27 PM
I'm on Chapter 6 and I'm just loving the game. As mentioned, it's not GOTY material, but it's a heck of a lot of fun. Well, well worth the time and money, despite a few annoying as get out bugs (the VERY repetitive NPC voices).
111  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (03/10) on: March 10, 2014, 06:33:55 AM
PS3:
Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky
Dark Souls 2

PS4:
Towerfall Ascension

PSV:

360:
Dark Souls 2
Titanfall - pushed back 2 weeks from reports

XB1:
Titanfall

WiiU:

3DS:
Yoshi's New Island

PC:
Titanfall
Towerfall Ascension

What are you buying this week?
112  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: March 06, 2014, 03:49:52 AM

Quote from: Gratch on March 06, 2014, 01:31:58 AM

Let the Darkstone shiiiiiiiiiiiiiine...

Oh come now. You forgot to link to the video. Tongue

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ImTQuIpPOw
(end credit sequence thing)

And this game is a classic. A so-so classic at best, but still a classic. Apparently from reading the forum link they're basically porting some older PC games to the iPad, so we'll see what comes up in the future.
113  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC/Other?] Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Returns) on: March 05, 2014, 12:21:52 AM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on March 04, 2014, 07:14:13 PM

Quote from: Scraper on March 04, 2014, 06:54:57 PM

I really hope this is being developed just for PC and next gen to maximize the Xbone and PS4 power.
It's already announced as PC/PS4/XB1 only.

Yup. Correct.

PS4, XB1, and PC -only-. No WiiU version.

3rd party development is dead on the WiiU.
114  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Need a new video card and looking for help on: March 04, 2014, 06:38:52 PM
Well, I grabbed myself, well, this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127741

Nvidia GTX 770 2GB. It's slightly smaller than my 570, has much more fanage on it, runs quieter, and it's quite a bit more powerful. A win-win all around. biggrin

Thanks for the help, all.
115  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Ruh Roh. (video card? system overheat?) on: March 04, 2014, 06:37:29 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on March 04, 2014, 06:28:44 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on March 04, 2014, 06:18:18 PM

you're doing it wrong  ninja
I'm going to correctly probably buy this 4GB EVGA GTX 760 and a Samsung SSD of some sort.  Commander Keen is going to look awesome on my rig now.

I recommend against a 4GB card. Unless you're triple monitoring things your card will become outdated before you'll need the 4GB of memory. Get a 770 instead.
116  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (03/03) on: March 03, 2014, 07:03:58 AM
PS3:
The Walking Dead: Season Two—Episode Two: A House Divided
South Park: The Stick of Truth

PS4:

PSV:

360:
South Park: The Stick of Truth

XB1:

WiiU:

3DS:

PC:
Farming Simulator Titanium
The Walking Dead: Season Two—Episode Two: A House Divided
South Park: The Stick of Truth

What are you buying this week?
117  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Need a new video card and looking for help on: March 01, 2014, 05:59:11 AM

Quote from: Crawley on February 28, 2014, 10:59:07 PM

FYI I just read this review for the MSI GTX 760 Gaming ITX OC card (what a mouth full). And its actually pretty impressive for a $260 card: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/65554-msi-gtx-760-gaming-itx-oc-review.html

That's a pretty solid card based on the review. And right in my price range (of basically $300 or so - I'm really not interested in dropping $500 for a card unless it's powered by magic or something biggrin ) as well.

Maybe I'll end up with a GTX 760 of some sort. Seems to be right in that sweet spot.
118  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Need a new video card and looking for help on: February 28, 2014, 07:01:16 PM
What about the recently released (and cheap) GTX 750? Or is that just too low end for future proofing (but then there might be another nice cheap card coming out at that point)?

And as mentioned above, VRAM seems to be the most important bit - my card is still plenty good for gaming. It just can't hold all the textures that are used nowadays.

The GTX 760 sounds like a good balance between cost and power though. Any specific one in particular?
119  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Need a new video card and looking for help on: February 28, 2014, 05:36:42 AM
Well, apparently my Nvidia 570 has hit its end of life with Thief. The 'paltry' 1.25GB of VRAM just is absolutely not enough in this day and age, despite everything else working quite well otherwise (been able to run basically max settings on all games I've played, but Thief I'm at Normal Textures because of the VRAM usage).

So in short, I'm looking for something that has 2GB of VRAM (at least) that'll be a decent upgrade without breaking the bank (and Nvidia preferred).

I game at 1920x1080 and never run AA of any kind (I just don't see the benefit at that resolution) so that'll keep the VRAM usage down for the future.

Any ideas?

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-4.html
almost seems to be a pretty solid start, but I don't know if there's anything else out there. I'm kinda behind things nowadays.
120  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/PS4/360/PS3] Thief on: February 28, 2014, 12:18:22 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on February 27, 2014, 06:05:56 PM

So I've been spending a lot of time wandering around the city, and I had a question: What does a third offense get you?

I knocked them out just so I could get them to shut up. Tongue

And overall I'm really loving the game. Yes, it has its issues. It's far from flawless. But it's a very solid game from my time in it. And they're really trying to go after everybody with the -many- different difficulty levels and game options you can toggle on and off and everything else.
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