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1  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: HBO to start "no cable sub required" streaming service in 2015 on: October 15, 2014, 06:01:12 PM
A la bit torrent, lol, lol, sorry.
2  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [ios] Banner Saga out now on: October 14, 2014, 07:30:18 PM

Quote from: msteelers on October 13, 2014, 12:36:38 PM

I played this a lot over the weekend. It's starts out slowly with a lot of story elements. I almost couldn't make it through, because I found it difficult to keep all the characters in check and know what was going on. But once you break through the gameplay becomes pretty fun and enjoyable.

Thanks, I haven't bought it yet, good to know.
3  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Ps4] inFAMOUS: Second Son on: October 10, 2014, 06:32:12 PM
Respectfully disagree, this is still my GOTY.
4  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 10/10/14 on: October 10, 2014, 05:58:30 PM
I'll be playing TLOU DLC, and the free ps+ games, especially spelunky.
5  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [iOS] Terra Battle, from the creators of Final Fantasy on: October 10, 2014, 05:44:03 PM

Quote from: Gratch on October 10, 2014, 03:18:39 PM

So Terra Battle is the newest games from Mistwalker, Hironobu Sakaguchi's studio.  It's a big departure from their previous efforts, and sees them trying to capture some of the lightning in a bottle that Puzzle & Dragons was able to do so well.  I was very skeptical about this tile-based battler, but it's really starting to grow on me.

The basic premise is very simple:  moving your tiles to surround an enemies on both sides allows you to attack.  However, there is a ton of strategy involved as you add in elements such as gaining additional attacks through ally positioning, unique skills for each character, massive combos, movement limits, etc.  I initially wrote the game off, but it's really started growing on me.  It's like a hyperactive chess game where every move matters.  Throw in a roster of 165 unique recruitable characters, a wide array of equipable items, and a full fledged job system, and this starts to become really interesting.  I'm still very early on, but have been having an absolute blast with this.

It does have one huge, glaring wart though:  an IAP energy timer system.  Each battle requires stamina, which slowly recharges over time.  So you can only play for a set number of battles before your stamina runs out, or you can (of course) buy more through IAP.  This hasn't been an issue so far (I just play a few battles then set it aside), but I can see it being a deal breaker for some folks.

I'd give it a tentative thumbs up.  It's free to try, with the only cost being whatever you decide to pay in IAP.  Doubt it'll be something I play over the long haul, but it's certainly been a worthwhile diversion for the last few days.  Oh, and did I mention it has an Uematsu soundtrack?  smile

Website is , it has some details and gameplay vids. 

Appreciate the heads up, sounded good till the timer shit, lost me there.  Wish they had a premium version, one time fee that removed that shit.  That's what it is, it's shit, and I'll never pay to extend a timer.  Fuck that.
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: October 08, 2014, 09:29:52 PM
I care not about the console war, or whatever, but I have lost a bit of faith in Ubi Soft for this debacle.

Debacle,  that is exactly what this is.  An avoidable, unnecessary debacle.

Will it make me not by AC?  No , I'm kinda tired of AC regardless of the resolution.
7  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicles on: October 07, 2014, 09:36:15 PM

Quote from: TiLT on October 07, 2014, 08:13:26 PM

Quote from: kratz on October 07, 2014, 07:40:50 PM

I find praise of the actual writing fairly baffling, as to my eyes/ears it is pretty amateurish and simple.  There is no elegance or love of language in there - he's just telling the story... plainly. 

That is skillful writing. A good writer doesn't try to impress with his writing skillz. He lets the writing stay in the background, allowing the reader to focus unhindered on the story. This is one of the first lessons I learned when I got into writing. A writer isn't a showman trying to impress his readers with flair and clever sentences. He's a craftsman carefully laying down a story in a way that allows the readers to forget the writer was even there in the first place.

Wow great post Tilt, I agree completely.
8  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [iOS] Vainglory on: October 07, 2014, 08:07:47 PM
Lol
9  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [iOS] Vainglory on: October 07, 2014, 06:56:06 PM
Cool thanks for the heads up, iirc you don't live in NZ, so did you just do the region change to get it?
10  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: We lost a forumer last night :( on: October 06, 2014, 06:03:15 PM
Gosh, so sorry to hear this.  Thoughts and prayers with his family.
11  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicles on: October 06, 2014, 06:01:55 PM
I loved both books, some of my favorite fantasy books.  Can't wait for the 3rd and am happy to hear about the TV series.
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is your primary gaming device? on: October 06, 2014, 04:45:30 PM
PS4 and iPad for me.
13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Banner Saga on: October 04, 2014, 03:34:09 AM
Interested in this to on iOS, thanks for the info.
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 10/3/14 on: October 04, 2014, 03:30:12 AM
Finally beat TLOU, loved it.  My GOTY by far, followed by Infamous.  Games like this are why I'll always love gaming.   A rare masterpiece.  Naughty Dog will get my money regardless what they release.
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 10/3/14 on: October 03, 2014, 05:49:55 PM
Finishing TLOU finally, may start the dlc.  Also thinking of buying Minecraft to play with my 7 year old daughter, is it fun split screen?
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/360/Ps3/Ps4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on: September 30, 2014, 03:52:48 PM
So stoked for this, and perplexed how ATB cannot tell the difference between 60 and 30 FPS.   I get not being able to tell resolution differences all that much, but I find FPS differences to be quiet jarring actually
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Last of US BoSs help (spoiler) on: September 29, 2014, 06:27:43 PM
Good to hear gentleman, I'll tackle it this weekend, then start the dlc.
18  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 29, 2014, 05:59:52 PM
Absolutely not because I'm not eligible for an upgrade, as my wife will be next month and will be getting the 6.  It's a great device, but personally after having larger devices, including the One and the Evo before it, I'm more inclined to feel the 5s is a perfect size. 

Any mobile work I do is done on my iPad, which is enhanced by my jailbroke iPhone, so much.that I'm happy to wait.   

Plus, I wear a suit every day and bigger is not better for me.
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Last of US BoSs help (spoiler) on: September 28, 2014, 12:12:40 AM
I got past it last night, thanks!  Now I'm almost to the Surgery room smile. Must be close to the end right?
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/360/Ps3/Ps4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on: September 27, 2014, 01:17:29 AM
9.3 from IGN
http://m.ign.com/articles/2014/09/26/middle-earth-shadow-of-mordor-review
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Last of US BoSs help (spoiler) on: September 27, 2014, 01:16:24 AM
Thanks, I'll try that tonight.
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The Last of US BoSs help (spoiler) on: September 27, 2014, 12:35:51 AM
I'm near the end where you play as Ellie and am facing the boss guy (can't think of his name), I'm out of ammo and can't figure out how to beat him.  Every restart has me out of ammo, what is the catch?  I've not looked at walkthroughs at all.  Thanks .
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/360/Ps3/Ps4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on: September 27, 2014, 12:23:00 AM

Quote from: Harpua3 on September 26, 2014, 05:23:48 AM

Screw you guys! I just moved into a new house and need money. I want this. I should have said fuck the forum effect instead! Tongue
+1!
24  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 26, 2014, 05:35:15 PM
ritt, you could always utilize the 14 day exchange policy and get the 6, just a thought.   I went from the 4s to the HTC One and felt that was too big.  I can't imagine carrying the 6+
25  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes on: September 23, 2014, 08:41:52 PM
And this as said as someone truly interested in introducing these games to my appropriately aged children.
26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes on: September 23, 2014, 08:29:12 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on September 23, 2014, 07:40:04 PM

I can't even log in.  Some sort of multiple emails thing.  They keep telling me they've sent an email to fix the problem, but I have yet to see it.

My response to this type of thing may well be completely irrational .  It is as follows :  if you can't figure this out, forget it.   I'll quietly laugh while I read about another failed app.
27  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Freaky Floating Hat Performance on: September 22, 2014, 09:03:48 PM
nice trick, imho.

Freaky floating hat street performance.
http://wimp.com/floatinghat/
28  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (09/22) on: September 22, 2014, 04:51:34 PM
I'm all over FIFA as well, of course, and the demo was amazing.
29  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 2 on: September 19, 2014, 06:23:53 PM

Quote from: ATB on September 19, 2014, 04:48:10 PM

NFL has been sidestepping this stuff for years. Glad that it's dropping on them with the fury.  However, not everyone is at fault for every single player's lifestyle.
Agree completely.
30  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Moving into my house this weekend. on: September 19, 2014, 04:31:41 PM
I did this as well 2 weeks ago now and had some of your same fears.  We're now 90% unpacked, which is due to my lovely wife a lot more than me.   I  went with a moving company, but still on the day of the move I was stressed and exhausted.  It gets better, just look forward to enjoying you're new home.

We are having a birthday here tomorrow for an 82 year old with 15 guests , so it's possible to get it all done! 

I agree with you about repairs though....  I made the mistake of utilize our realtors "home services" department, which claim they will handle they setup of all utilities.  Let's just leave it at that department didn't do shit and I wish I'd gone with my guy and done it all myself.  All are setup now, but the water was cut off for a brief moment, which now results in a fog horn sound when we flush the master toilet.  Ugh.
31  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 2 on: September 19, 2014, 04:06:56 PM
The enormous amount of thugs in the league is screwing up my fantasy league, that's for sure.  Innocent until proven guilty and all that of course.  One guy in my league had both Ray Rice and AP.
32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 12, 2014, 07:49:49 PM
I'm still so burnout on FPS shooters that I know this isn't for me at all, not any more.

I want it to succeed very well though, for a handful of reasons (I.e. Shares owned!). 

Hope you all and the rest of the world enjoy the hell out of it.  From playing the beta I do have a hard time understanding how this game cost. $500 million...
33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: September 10, 2014, 07:19:02 PM
Almost back to 14, though the meta is definitely more uncertain which is good.
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: September 10, 2014, 04:02:05 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on September 10, 2014, 03:55:01 PM

Quote from: Lee on September 10, 2014, 12:32:47 AM



Ha, I suck at arena. Six is my best run, but usually I win 2-3.
If you only win 2-3 itís still a better value than buying packs outright.

Very true, better value, and typically fun smile
35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: September 10, 2014, 03:33:16 PM
I suck at Arena too.  My best in constructed is 11, and I agree that this season is tough so far.
36  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 10, 2014, 03:26:40 PM
It will also still have the most polished apps, which is ultimately all I care about now.

I've owned many Amdroids and fine them fine, but when I switched from the Evo to the 4s r was night and day.

Later I switched my 4s for the HTC One, kept it for 13 days and traded for the 5S.
37  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Apple Watch on: September 10, 2014, 12:13:33 AM
Oh I think it's better than the gear, aesthetically for sure, and function wise as well.
38  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 09, 2014, 11:07:30 PM
My wife is also in for the 4.7 6.  I'm happy with my jailbroke 5s for now, the watch is intriguing though.
39  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Apple Watch on: September 09, 2014, 10:55:07 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on September 09, 2014, 10:48:59 PM

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The idea that it not require a phone is ludicrous.

It may be ludicrous with today's technology, but in my opinion it's the only way these things will ever be worth a damn. I'm not spending $350 to carry around a piece of equipment that offers the same functionality as my phone as long as I'm also carrying around my phone.

Wake me up in a few years when I get most of the functionality of today's smartphones on my wrist, without being tethered to a brick. Heck, I don't even need Dick Tracy voice calls - if I could get email, texts, and GPS for fitness apps without being tied to another device I'd be interested.

It's just disappointing because this is not the future. This is a poor man's simulation of the future.

I don't actually disagree with that.
40  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Apple Watch on: September 09, 2014, 08:49:32 PM
I think the reveal was great and I'm by no means an apple fan boy.

The idea that it not require a phone is ludicrous.
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