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81  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefront 3 finally announced! on: June 16, 2015, 08:59:41 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on June 16, 2015, 11:02:36 AM

One question I had, all the rebel allies have blue names except one, who's name is in yellow/gold. Any idea what that signifies?  icon_smile The "fish-face" guy (I forget the race -- it's the one who's Lando's co-pilot late in Return of the Jedi  icon_smile) at the 20 second mark has the yellow/gold name, while every other rebel's name is in blue.

I think it means that character is a hero, as opposed to a regular fighter.  At the end of the trailer, Luke's health bar is gold, while normal characters have red health bars, so I'm assuming gold=hero.
82  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2015 on: June 16, 2015, 11:17:06 AM

Quote from: Zinfan on June 16, 2015, 04:16:26 AM

Shenmue is a kick starter that Sony distanced themselves from during its introduction.  FF7 is a remake so what is the big deal with that?  Last Guardian seemed nice enough but what do we know about it beyond a bit of gameplay?

The Last Guardian, and especially Shenmue III and the FF7 remake are all E3 legends - every year people hope to see them announced and have always been disappointed.  Having all three announced in one press conference is amazing.  Sony did a terrible job of hyping up the reveals, though.

Also, the Shenmue III kickstarter reached its funding goal of $2 million in under 9 hours  icon_eek
83  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] Earthbound Beginnings AKA Mother on: June 15, 2015, 01:30:30 PM
I love these type of "ready now" surprises.  Hopefully, this means an announcement of Mother 3 at E3.
84  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Post Your Steam Summer Sale Loot Here! on: June 12, 2015, 11:07:52 AM
Darkest Dungeon - $14.99
Half-Minute Hero : The Second Coming + DLC - $2.73
Tin Star - $.99
Morphopolis - $.19
Cthulhu Saves The World/Breath of Death VII - $.44
Creeper 3 - $1.49
Grey Goo - $19.99
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 Platinum - $4.99
Road Redemption - $7.99
How To Survive : Storm Warning Edition - $.99
JULIA : Among The Stars - $4.99
Grow Home - $3.99
Dungeons 2 - $19.99
Hexcells Complete Pack - $2.69
Space Hulk Ascension DLC - $8.13
Worms Clan Wars - $3.74

Total - $98.32
85  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Ratchet and Clank on: June 10, 2015, 09:05:03 PM
This post at the Playstation blog explains that the game is a re-imagining of the original R&C game.

We started out thinking of Ratchet & Clank on PS4 as a “re-imagining” of the 2002 original, revised to tie in with the deeper version of Ratchet’s origin story (as seen in the film). We envisioned a curated Ratchet & Clank experience that borrowed from the spirit of the classic PS2 games while infusing some of the best elements from the Ratchet & Clank Future games.

We ended up with a new game, with elements based on the original — but now with modern controls, several new planets, new and updated gameplay segments, all-new Clank gameplay, all new boss fights, new flight sequences, and more… all constructed to take advantage of the graphical prowess of PS4. Throw in James Arnold Taylor as Ratchet, and you have a new beginning.

There's also an eight-minute gameplay video here showing off two sections of the game.
86  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/9) on: June 09, 2015, 08:52:11 PM
I'll be getting Operation Abyss : New Tokyo Legacy and LEGO Jurassic Park.  I know the LEGO games tend to drop in price quickly, but I just can't resist them.
87  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/2) on: June 02, 2015, 09:57:50 AM
Day One - Skulls of the Shogun: Bone-A-Fide Edition, Super Exploding Zoo!, Massive Chalice, thanks to PS+ and GWG
Someday - Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven
88  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Plus - Now with lots more free games! on: May 29, 2015, 10:30:48 AM
It's a good month for strategy games with Skulls of The Shogun on PS+ and Massive Chalice on XBOX Games With Gold.
89  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (5/24) on: May 26, 2015, 11:53:45 AM
Day One - Game of Thrones Episode Four: Sons Of Winter for PS4
Someday - Magicka 2

I'm still undecided on Splatoon.  It looks like a lot of fun, but the general hype level seems very low, which does not bode well for an online-focused game.  I'm waiting on reviews to decide if I want to jump in or not.

I'll also probably get Beach Buggy Racing for XB1, assuming it's $5 like the XB1 version of Riptide GP 2.
90  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Books Read 2015 Edition on: May 25, 2015, 02:43:22 AM
The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters
Pandora's Star by Peter F. Hamilton
The Unraveling of Mercy Louis by Keija Parssinen
Snowbound by Blake Crouch
Countdown City by Ben H. Winters
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Night of The Living Deed by E.J. Copperman
Towers of Midnight by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson

Currently Reading
The Courts of Chaos by Roger Zelazny
Rise of Empire by Michael J. Sullivan
Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
Judas Unchained by Peter F. Hamilton
The Dead Key by D.M. Pulley
World of Trouble by Ben H. Winters
91  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Torment: Tides of Numenera on: May 21, 2015, 01:49:20 PM
Here's a new video showing off some locations and combat.
92  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] Xenoblade Chronicles X on: May 19, 2015, 08:40:47 PM

Quote from: Ridah on May 19, 2015, 04:34:30 PM

Have they confirmed a US release date yet? I'm really excited for this...

Thankfully, Nintendo learned from their complete botching of the first game's release in the US, and they announced the localization when they originally announced the game.  Here's Nintendo of America's listing for the game, with a release date of "2015".
93  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Witch r you buying this week? (5/19) on: May 18, 2015, 12:18:55 PM
Day One - The Witcher 3 for PS4, Life is Strange Episode 3: Chaos Theory for PS4, Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros
Someday - Technobabylon
94  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Dragon Quest 8 coming to the 3ds! on: May 15, 2015, 10:48:28 AM
At this point, I can't even hazard a guess as to whether Square Enix or Nintendo will localize it.  It probably depends on the amount of new stuff they add and how much additional work would have to be done to bring it to the US.
95  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: DC's Legends of Tomorrow on: May 15, 2015, 10:42:19 AM
Here's the first trailer.  It looks great, but unfortunately the show won't debut until midseason frown 
96  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] Splatoon on: May 12, 2015, 10:50:53 AM
I'm torn regarding the game.  It looks like a lot of fun (I remember spending hours and hours playing an old shareware game where you ran around trying to paint as much of the level with your color as possible) but I'm worried this won't find a player base.  An online multiplayer focused Nintendo game is an uncertain prospect to begin with, and the fact that the game is only shipping with 5 maps and 1 online mode (with the rest to be rolled out over summer) is also cause for concern.
97  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: DC's Legends of Tomorrow on: May 11, 2015, 01:13:09 PM
The characters from Legends of Tomorrow will appear in The Flash season finale, so it looks like that will be the launching point of the series.
98  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (5/12) on: May 11, 2015, 11:43:44 AM
I think Final Fantasy IV: The After Years is supposed to be in the PC section.  It comes out for PC this week, but I haven't heard anything about a PS4 release.

Day One - nothing
Someday - ArcaniA: The Complete Tale,  Invisible, Inc., Knights of Pen and Paper 2, Not A Hero
99  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / DC's Legends of Tomorrow on: May 08, 2015, 01:00:25 PM
Arrow and The Flash are getting a spinoff called DC's Legends of Tomorrow which will involve "heroes and villains joining forces to save the planet and time itself, led by time-traveler Rip Hunter".  The cast is a mix of characters from both shows - The Atom and the former Black Canary from Arrow and Firestorm (or at least the Dr. Stein half), Captain Cold, and Heat Wave from The Flash.
100  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on: May 08, 2015, 12:41:18 PM
ABC has announced their fall plans - both Agents of SHIELD and Agent Carter will be back, but the potential Bobbi and Mack spinoff is no longer happening.

BTW, did anyone else catch the Sonic reference a few weeks back?  icon_biggrin
101  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: May 08, 2015, 11:20:53 AM
Conan's Clueless Gamer take on the game.
102  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (5/5) on: May 04, 2015, 10:41:28 AM
Day One - Ether One (PS+)
Someday - Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker
103  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Any Sales on Elder Scrolls Online? on: April 29, 2015, 10:33:43 AM
It's not much of a sale, but Greenman Gaming has it in their VIP section for $47.
104  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (4/28) on: April 27, 2015, 08:57:30 AM
Broken Age Part Two on PC for me.
105  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (4/21) on: April 21, 2015, 01:25:32 PM
Shovel Knight, although I haven't decided between the PS4 and XBO versions.
106  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on: April 21, 2015, 09:53:02 AM
I'm loving this season, especially Skye's continuing evolution.  While we've seen plenty of origin stories, how often do we get to see a weekly TV series that examines the full origin of a (relatively unknown) superhero?  Watching Skye transform from introverted hacker into someone who can literally move mountains has been fascinating, and that's just one of the many aspects of the show.  They're really firing on all cylinders now, and I'm eager to see where they go with all this.

Also, the show is spinning off Bobbi and Lance into their own series, so it's possible they'll continue to explore superpowers on Agents of SHIELD, while the new show sticks closer to the original premise.
107  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Star Ocean 5 Announced! on: April 14, 2015, 11:31:00 AM
According to this, Square Enix's teaser site is for a new game in the Star Ocean series, and it's not a F2P mobile thing that noboby wants  icon_eek  The site's reveal is slated for April 15, so hopefully we'll get a trailer then (assuming this isn't Square Enix's idea of a late April Fools joke slywink).
108  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (4/14) on: April 13, 2015, 01:04:36 PM
Thankfully, nothing for me this week.
109  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Bloodborne (previously known as Project Beast) on: April 10, 2015, 02:08:33 PM

Quote from: Clanwolfer on April 10, 2015, 01:56:52 PM

Still stuck on Gascoigne, though I downed Cleric Beast first try and at this point I can clear pretty much the entirety of Central Yarnham without breaking a sweat or using any consumables (though I have to cheap-kill the werewolves, getting into a running battle with them seems to be a recipe for a quick death). I've leveled up a bunch of times but I can still barely get him to half health.

I think I need to get better at using oil+molotovs, I always hoard consumables and end up struggling through fights I really shouldn't. Otherwise I guess I'll just eventually level to the point where I can either kick his ass or soak the damage.

The charge attack of the two-handed axe works wonders.  It has a big range and will almost always hit him at least once. 

Also, for those wondering what stats mean, clicking the right stick on the character screen will bring up tooltips that explain what each stat means.
110  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: LEGO Dimensions - LEGOs...Skylanders-style on: April 10, 2015, 10:57:07 AM
As much as I love the LEGO games, those prices are just too high.  I'll probably pick up the base and Back To The Future pack once the price comes down to something reasonable.
111  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: April 07, 2015, 01:14:50 PM
The Earthbound codes have been restocked.  This happens every so often, and it usually takes Nintendo a day or two to make the item available again.
112  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Pillars of Eternity on: April 06, 2015, 01:08:32 PM
You also get a small amount of experience for discovering new areas (maps) and disarming traps.
113  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (4/7) on: April 06, 2015, 11:43:07 AM
Day One - Etrian Mystery Dungeon, Aaru's Awakening, Tower of Guns, and MonsterBag with PS+
114  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: NEW 3DS and XL on: April 03, 2015, 02:42:16 AM
The Binding of Isaac Rebirth has been announced for the 3DS and the announcement only mentions the new 3DS.  I really hope this is an oversight, and they're not going to start releasing games only on the new system when they would work on the old models.
115  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: March 31, 2015, 08:24:33 PM
The Jaws of Hakkon DLC will be out for the other systems in May, so it looks like the XBO exclusivity window is two months.
116  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (3/31) on: March 30, 2015, 12:42:44 PM
Day One - Story of Seasons
Someday - Toukiden : Kiwami for PS4

I'll also try out Neverwinter and Run, Sackboy, Run.
117  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: March 26, 2015, 01:55:18 PM
With the latest system update, you can now put the system in rest mode even if there's a game running.  Since I tend to play games right before going to sleep, this should be a nice option when I can't get to a save point and need to go to bed.
118  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (3/24) on: March 24, 2015, 10:52:17 AM
In a couple of stealth releases, Episode 3 of Game of Thrones is out this week, and Dragon Age : Inquisition gets a single player DLC called Jaws of Hakkon (timed exclusive for XBO and PC).
119  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (3/24) on: March 23, 2015, 12:43:17 PM
Day One - Pillars of Eternity  drool , Life Is Strange Episode 2
Someday - Bloodborne, Borderlands: The Handsome Collection
120  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call on: March 18, 2015, 02:38:49 AM

Quote from: farley2k on March 17, 2015, 08:40:01 PM

These two songs will be free in Japan for a short time after they're released, and I'd assume the same will hold true for North America.
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