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161  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/360/Ps3/Ps4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on: November 12, 2013, 11:12:25 PM
There are some details from Game Informer here.
162  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The Wrong Mans on Hulu on: November 12, 2013, 12:31:54 PM
Hulu has a new original series called The Wrong Mans, a half-hour comedy thriller that seems like a mix of The Office and 24.  I've only watched the first two episodes, but it's been very entertaining so far.  TVGuide has a writeup about the show.  The first two episodes are available on Hulu for free, with the rest of the six episodes going up weekly, while Hulu Plus has all the episodes available now.
163  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: PSN Vita Knockout sale - PSN Euro sci fi sale! on: November 12, 2013, 10:10:09 AM
Kickbeat is a really good rhythm game, so I hope this sale will get more people to give it a try.
164  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/11) on: November 12, 2013, 10:05:57 AM

Quote from: Lordnine on November 11, 2013, 03:39:21 PM

PC: Contrast

It comes out on Friday for some reason. 

I would guess the Friday release is due to the fact that it launches on PS4 on Friday as well.
165  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/11) on: November 11, 2013, 10:40:56 AM
Day One - nothing

Someday - BI : Burial At Sea, Ratchet & Clank : ITN, XCOM : Enemy Within, PS4, Knack, Resogun, Contrast
166  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360] Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death on: November 11, 2013, 10:16:10 AM
The game is on sale at Gamersgate (Steam key) for $3.75.
167  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Legos - The Movie on: November 08, 2013, 01:07:43 PM
The game was announced a while back.  Here's some video from Comic-Con.
168  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Red Faction + Wargame franchise - Super Meat Boy on: November 05, 2013, 10:02:56 PM
They've added all the old You Don't Know Jack games.  They're $3 each or $20 for all nine.
169  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Broken Sword The Serpents Curse Kickstarter on: November 05, 2013, 01:20:40 PM
Release dates have been announced -
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We are delighted to announce that the PC version of Broken Sword 5 - The Serpent’s Curse will be released on December 4th. As backers, you will be able to download the game on the day of release! The exact details about “how” will follow closer to release.

To top that news, the game will be released as two action-packed adventures in close succession. Thanks to your support, we have been able to be hugely ambitious – each episode is a full sized game in its own right. And because we couldn’t have done it without you, everyone from reward level $15 and up will receive both episodes!

The second episode is due for release in January 2014.

I guess that means I have a month to play and finish Broken Sword 4.
170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/04) on: November 04, 2013, 12:55:54 PM
I'll be getting The Guided Fate Paradox for PS3.  Unless Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD somehow makes it out this year, this will probably be my last day-one purchase for 2013.
171  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: GMG - Mafia/Civ V DLC sale. BNW - $12 on: November 03, 2013, 10:16:46 AM
They also have Scribblenauts Unmasked : A DC Comics Adventure for $12 after discount.  I think this officially earns the Scribblenauts franchise the award for fastest-dropping price.  Last year, Scribblenauts Unlimited was $7.50 about a month after release.
172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Plus - Now with lots more free games! on: November 01, 2013, 12:48:20 PM

Quote from: Scraper on November 01, 2013, 12:35:33 PM

Nice I've been holding off on Dragon's Dogma, I just hope they give that one to us this tuesday so I have time to play it before the PS4 launches.

They release the "Game of The Month" the first week, so DD will be available this Tuesday.
173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Plus - Now with lots more free games! on: November 01, 2013, 11:13:33 AM
This month also marks the anniversary of Vita games being added to PS+, so presumably the year-long games (Uncharted, Gravity Rush, and Wipeout) will be replaced by three new games.  I don't think Sony has confirmed this, but that's what they did with the year-long PS3 games.  Also, Sony confirmed that you'll be able to add the PS4 games to your account even if you don't have a PS4.  I don't plan on getting a PS4 until next year, so that should make for a nice big library once I do get one.
174  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/28) on: October 28, 2013, 10:10:59 AM
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow—Mirror of Fate HD on PS3 for me.  I almost bought the 3DS game a few times, but I'm glad I waited.
175  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Riccitiello: Console games need more variable pricing on: October 27, 2013, 11:44:04 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 27, 2013, 09:40:24 PM

"Another thing that console and PC guys could and should learn is variable pricing," Riccitiello said at the recent Gaming Insiders Summit, as reported by the [a]list daily. "$60 is a giant FU to a very large number of people. There's not been a console game with even half as many installs as Clash of Clans. Puzzle & Dragons has got more installs than any console game in history. Getting a larger audience through variable pricing is a really useful thing."

I agree that console games could use more variable pricing, as only rarely are games priced anything other than $15 for download titles and $60 for disc-based games.  When a game is released for $40 or $50, people often assume that's it's lower quality or that there's something wrong with it.  However, the free-to-play model is the last thing console gaming needs.  It's already infected the mobile gaming space, and I'll gladly keep paying $60 a game to keep the plague from spreading.
176  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Charmed being rebooted? on: October 27, 2013, 12:13:10 PM
The networks have gotten reboot happy again, even though they rarely seem to work out.  Reboots of Murder, She Wrote, Remington Steele, Boy Meets World, and Falcon Crest are also in the works.  Actually, only Murder, She Wrote is a reboot, as the other three will be "sequels" featuring the same characters and settings.
177  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Pokemon X and Y. It's coming ya'll on: October 25, 2013, 08:49:58 PM
The patch that fixes the save game bug is available now.  Just go to the eShop and it will tell you that there's an update available.
178  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/PS3] Enslaved on: October 24, 2013, 11:39:02 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 24, 2013, 11:19:44 PM

alongside some Naruto game, didn't realize those were on the PC as well

I think this is the first one to get a PC release.
179  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Plants vs Zombies 2 out in iOS app store on: October 24, 2013, 07:36:11 AM
The Android version of the game is finally available in the US.
180  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Hometown Story on: October 23, 2013, 08:58:12 PM
I decided to cancel my Amazon preorder.  There are just too many other games to play.  If impressions turn more favorable as people play more of the game, I'll probably pick it up on sale on the eShop sometime in the future.
181  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Hometown Story on: October 23, 2013, 12:18:03 PM

Quote from: Victoria Raverna on October 23, 2013, 01:42:42 AM

Quote from: msduncan on October 23, 2013, 01:28:22 AM

I'm having trouble figuring out what kind of game this is?     Can someone enlighten me?

Something like Harvest Moon but the focus is slightly different. You're running a store instead of a farm.

That's it in a nutshell.  You run a shop and explore a town.  As you expand the shop, more people move into the village, leading to more items being available to sell, etc.  Initial impressions aren't promising, as people are saying there's not much to do and it gets repetitive quickly.  It seems like it might be a game that grows over time, though, as you get more stuff to do.  Even though I preordered at Amazon a month ago, my copy still hasn't shipped.  The game is backordered, and it looks like they might not even have enough copies for preorders.
182  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / PSN Sale of The Dead - Puppeteer $20, TWD $3 on: October 21, 2013, 08:41:21 PM
PSN is having a sale on zombie-related games this week, including The Walking Dead season pass for $3 and Dead Island GOTY for $5.  They've also posted next week's deals, highlighted by Puppeteer for $19.59  icon_eek  This is also the last week for the "Spend $50, get $10 credit back" promotion.
183  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/21) on: October 21, 2013, 12:50:13 PM
Getting Day One -
LEGO Marvel Superheroes for XBox and Hometown Story for 3DS

Getting eventually -
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies
Batman : Arkham Origins and BAO : Blackgate
probably The Dark Eye: Demonicon

BTW, Hometown Story is listed in the 360 section, but it's a 3DS game.
184  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Endless Space +Stardock sale - Chivalry - Arkham sale on: October 18, 2013, 02:07:47 PM
From what I've seen, there's no reason to get Fallen Enchantress, as Legendary Heroes contains everything in FE and more.  If you already own FE, you can get Legendary Heroes for $5 at Stardock's website.  Check the Steam forum for Fallen Enchantress for details.
185  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Pokemon X and Y. It's coming ya'll on: October 18, 2013, 02:03:07 PM
Nintendo has acknowledged the bug and they're working on a patch.  For now, as long as you don't save while you're in Lumiose City, you should be fine.
186  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: October 18, 2013, 03:02:30 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 17, 2013, 11:03:07 PM



I didn't know Isaac from Love Boat was in this game!
187  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on: October 18, 2013, 03:01:55 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 17, 2013, 12:09:15 PM

Honestly, I think you guys are looking for trouble here.  Bad writing?  Just 'cause they didn't give you the things you wanted?  They are doing a decent job of establishing the universe without hitting you over the head with it.  They also may be limited by Marvel in how much they can establish (although if the show continues to do well, that will likely change).

I thought the whole episode was badly written, not just the characters being surprised by things they shouldn't find surprising.  The beginning sequence with the briefcases and diamonds made no sense, the characters were too sympathetic and trusting of someone who was willing to kill innocent people just to protect her own life, and the part where they "profiled" the one giving the orders was laughably ridiculous.  Someone makes a lot of typing errors, so they deduce that the guy is overweight?  I think even the gang on Scooby Doo would have discounted that kind of logic slywink

I enjoyed the other episodes, though, so I'm hoping this last episode was just an anomaly.
188  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1/Ps4] Kingdom Hearts 3 on: October 17, 2013, 10:36:24 AM
An interview with Tetsuya Nomura reveals some new information on KH3 -
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The action of Kingdom Hearts continues to evolve, and this time, Kingdom Hearts III will also integrate the ‘Free Run’ [system] that makes it possible to run and climb various areas. Additionally, the ability to fly and jump will be seeing a much greater improvement this time around

So this time, in terms of AI, Donald and Goofy will be acting more upon their own thoughts in various situations, while better reflecting their own personalities.

The characters and worlds that appeared in the series up until now will be changing in appearances; however, there will be many more new worlds. There will be a large quantity of Disney works that have yet to appear in the series.
189  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on: October 17, 2013, 01:03:06 AM

Quote from: rittchard on October 16, 2013, 11:16:03 PM

SHIELD has already been established as being the covert clean up, behind the scenes organization that should know things even the CIA and inner govt circle may not be aware of.  While they don't have to acknowledge a hero directly, for consistency's sake they should at least be aware that telepaths, mutants, magic, etc all exist. 

SHIELD just helped a GOD fight off an alien invasion coming through a wormhole in the sky; telepathy is pretty mundane in comparison IMHO.

This is what I was talking about.  SHIELD agents should be thoroughly briefed in everything SHIELD knows about superhumans, Iron Man's technology, etc.  As a newcomer, Skye should be the one who's amazed by things, yet she seems the most open-minded.  It's still very early in the series, of course, and I'm just going to chalk last night's episode up to bad writing.  The show still works as an action/adventure, but I'm hoping they'll get a little more out-there as the series goes on.

190  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: CoJ Gunslinger and FC3 Blood Dragon - $6 each on: October 17, 2013, 12:55:36 AM

Quote from: Caine on October 16, 2013, 09:50:01 PM

I'd guess it's an UPlay key.  hoping it is as my Steam version is plagued by a bad bug

What kind of bug did you have?  I have the UPlay version and I'm having save issues in the early part of the game.  Some people say you're not supposed to be able to save until after the first mission, but it seems like more of a bug to me.
191  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / CoJ Gunslinger and FC3 Blood Dragon - $6 each on: October 16, 2013, 09:00:42 PM
Gamestop has the PC download versions of Call of Juarez : Gunslinger and Far Cry 3 : Blood Dragon for $5.99 each.  Gunslinger is a Steam key, but I'm not sure about Blood Dragon.
192  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on: October 16, 2013, 11:46:26 AM
For me, the problem is the huge disconnect between the Marvel universe and this show.  I know they're focusing on the non-super part of the universe, but, other than the occasional mention of a superhero, the characters act like none of the Marvel stuff even exists.  In the latest episode, the characters completely dismissed the possibility of telepathy/precognition and were amazed by a micro camera that fits in a person's eye.  In a world where people have seen the likes of Thor, the Hulk, and Iron Man suit, this just doesn't make any sense.  It would be like watching a Harry Potter TV show and having the characters be amazed by a magician pulling a rabbit out of a hat.

Also, regarding last night's show, was anyone else confused by the part at the beginning?  Why were people trying to secretly move diamonds by creating such a conspicuous scene?  Why were the people on the street and subway barely reacting to such a bizarre sight?  Why did it look so much like a scene from a deranged version of Deal or No Deal  icon_biggrin

193  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: PSN Capcom Anniverary Sale on: October 16, 2013, 03:45:46 AM
The deals will be good until the PSN store updates sometime on Tuesday 10/22, but I'd order by midnight on Monday to be sure.
194  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Pokemon X and Y. It's coming ya'll on: October 16, 2013, 03:44:49 AM
Possible game-breaking bug - the video in the link is NSFW.
195  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] Zelda A Link Between Worlds, Oracle of Ages/Seasons coming to eShop on: October 15, 2013, 08:59:21 PM

Quote from: JCC on October 15, 2013, 11:30:32 AM

So once I finish with Ocarina (which looks very nice on the tiny eye straining screen and heaven knows I needed to spend money on yet ANOTHER copy of that game) what should I get next?

The 3DS and DS have tons of great games, so what kind of games do you like?
196  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / PSN Capcom Anniverary Sale on: October 15, 2013, 09:58:29 AM
As they did on Steam over the weekend, Capcom is celebrating their 30th anniversary with some sales on PSN -
The first price is for PS+, second is the regular sale price -

Bionic Commando Rearmed    $3.49    $4.99
Bionic Commando Rearmed 2    $3.49    $4.99
Capcom Arcade Cabinet All-In    $10.49    $14.99
Devil May Cry HD Collection    $10.49    $14.99
Draw Slasher    $2.79    $3.99
Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles Of Mystara    $5.24    $7.49
Final Fight Double Impact    $3.49    $4.99
Okami HD    $6.99    $9.99
Remember Me    $13.99    $19.99
Remember Me Combo Lab Pack    $1.39    $1.99
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City    $10.49    $14.99
Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City Echo Six Expansion Pack 1    $3.49    $4.99
Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City Echo Six Expansion Pack 2    $3.49    $4.99
Street Fighter 3 : Third Strike Online Edition Complete Pack    $9.44    $13.49
Street Fighter X Tekken    $13.99    $19.99
Street Fighter X Tekken Additional Characters Pack (12 Chars)    $6.99    $9.99
Street Fighter X Tekken SF/TK Swap Costume Complete Pack    $6.29    $8.99
Street Fighter X Tekken SF/TK Alternate Costume Complete Pack    $6.29    $8.99
Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix    $6.29    $8.99
Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition    $10.49    $14.99
Super Street Fighter IV Super Complete Alternate Costume Pack    $6.29    $8.99
197  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix - Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD a possibility! on: October 14, 2013, 10:51:01 AM
Kingdom Hearts II.5 (apparently Square Enix isn't content mashing words together, so now they must mash numbers together too slywink) has been announced for the PS3.  It will include HD versions of KH2 Final Mix and Birth By Sleep Final Mix and HD cutscenes from Re : Coded.
198  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/14) on: October 14, 2013, 10:46:44 AM
Between Pokemon and The Wolf Among Us last week and LEGO Marvel and Hometown Story next week, my wallet and gaming time get a much-needed rest this week.
199  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Sniper Elite 2 + Dragon Commander - Capcom Weekend on: October 12, 2013, 08:53:16 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 12, 2013, 07:41:33 AM

Quote from: EddieA on October 11, 2013, 10:16:09 AM

The Humble Weekly bundle has Divinity 2 for $1, so if you're going to buy Dragon Commander, you might as well buy that and still save $3.

I heard this doesn't stack for some reason.

It's not working for me, as it shows up as $23.99 even after activating Divinity 2.  I'm guessing you needed to have had Divinity 2 in your library when the sale started in order to get the additional discount.
200  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [TellTale] Fables: The Wolf Among Us on: October 11, 2013, 11:43:48 AM
The first episode is getting very good reviews - 8 from Gamespot, 9 from IGN, and 8 from GameTrailers.
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