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1  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360,PS3,XB1,PS4] MGS5: The Phantom Pain on: Today at 05:12:48 PM
Aw man, it sucked coming into this thread and seeing metallicorphan posting all over it and then realizing it was all old.   icon_frown

Anyway, from what I hear this is supposed to be a very non-standard Metal Gear Solid game, right?  More of an open world, tackle-it-how-you-want sort of deal? 

Is there any hope of this being a fun stealth game for somebody like me who reeeeeeeeeeeeally couldn't give a shit about the story and cutscenes in an MGS game?  (and in fact finds those elements to be a huge turn off)
2  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: The forums - how can we improve the experience? on: Today at 01:31:34 AM
I don't particularly like the aesthetics of the Shadowrun forums you linked, at least partially because seeing where one post stops and another starts seems to all blend together with lines/borders and often times the header for a post is as large or larger than the text the person wrote.  

I'm also not exactly clear how those forums merge in with what would be typical news or feature posts on the GT front page.

As for combining the forum and the comments, I think that could be a double edged sword depending on implementation.  Anything that requires linking to a Facebook or G+ or such account will be an absolute non-starter for me.  But I am definitely all for allowing unified forum logins for front-page comments, though.  

As mentioned above, features like in-line video might be nice to have.
3  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: The forums - how can we improve the experience? on: Today at 01:20:17 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on September 18, 2014, 03:14:18 PM

I think it's a love/hate feature, but I'd really welcome some of those of agree/like buttons to react to posts. In some of our quieter threads where people are reading but don't have anything to contribute, it would be nice for a poster see their post get some reaction button presses to know they're not talking to themself.

Yeah, I've seen this on some other forums and I think it's really cool to have those buttons for Agree/Awesome/LOL or whatever.  Especially as you say on here where people don't necessarily always have a response but can give some feedback and/or encouragement to the person who posted.

A recent example of this I've seen is the Marvel Heroes forum where they even go the extra step of having little achievements/badges for getting 100 Agrees and such.  I think that sort of thing can potentially really help encourage positive discussions
4  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 9/19/14 on: September 19, 2014, 07:07:56 PM
Marvel Heroes for me.  It has it's hooks deep.
5  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Space Hulk on: September 19, 2014, 01:19:45 AM
Somehow I also preordered one last weekend and got the shipping notice.  I have no idea who I'll play it with, but I figured I might as well check it out.   retard
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Gauntlet on: September 19, 2014, 12:57:04 AM
Well, if $20 was too much you can get 25% off at GMG with the code 9I47I9-ZOM38L-ZGV9KW (also available on other coming soon titles).  smile
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair on: September 18, 2014, 07:01:13 PM

Quote from: Jarrodhk on September 17, 2014, 10:02:50 PM

Maybe it will have a vita version.

Actually, I did see today that they were showing off an EDF Portable V2 at the Tokyo Game Show as well (]link to video). 

From the video it looks like they might actually be porting a modified version of the old PS2 EDF2 that never came out in the west, so that's a brand new experience for me.  Woohoo!  (assuming it comes to the west this time since the first EDF Portable was one of the best sellers on the vita digital store...)
8  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/360/Ps3/Ps4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on: September 18, 2014, 06:12:05 PM
If anybody was thinking of getting the PC version, you can get a Steam key off GreenManGaming with 25% off using this coupon code: 9I47I9-ZOM38L-ZGV9KW  That brings the total down to $37.50.
9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair on: September 17, 2014, 10:32:49 PM
I think it's just an enhanced version of 2025, so it's not a fully new game (hence the 4.1 name I guess).  Not sure exactly how much is added/changed, though.
10  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Moving into my house this weekend. on: September 17, 2014, 09:09:45 PM

Quote from: Roguetad on September 17, 2014, 07:32:20 PM

I don't think non-gamers would appreciate this, but I always feel so much better about a move after I get my primary console, tv, and pc setup.  It looks a little ridiculous with boxes everywhere and my gaming stuff all setup in the corner of a room (with no furniture).  I think it helped the stress and anxiety that my kids were feeling too with our most recent move.  We could sit on pillows on the floor playing games together in our new house for an hour or so between the stress of unpacking and setting up rooms.  I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who has done this.

You are definitely not the only one that gets that stuff set up as quickly as possible.  My computer is usually set up and running on the floor before my desk is set up.

Also, good luck with the move, Harpua!  I'm not a homeowner so I have no real advice other than enjoy not dealing with a landlord.  Nobody can stop you from painting every room a different color or knocking down walls just for the fun of it!  slywink
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair on: September 17, 2014, 06:10:23 PM
Hell yeah!  I can always go for more EDF, especially on new consoles.  I'll be interested to see how they make the PS4 crawl at 10 frames per second when things go nuts.  slywink

From those screenshots you'd almost assume that you can control that giant robot?  

I have to admit, though, I never finished EDF 2025.  It seemed great and a return to form after Insect Armageddon, but for some reason it just didn't take hold of me like 2017 did.  
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MS Buys Minecraft on: September 17, 2014, 07:10:05 AM

Quote from: TiLT on September 17, 2014, 07:02:48 AM

They did make one, but it wasn't anything particularly large.

They actually made 4 different sets (starting with the original Cusoo Micro World one) and they have all been hits and frequently sell out online and in stores.  LEGO is doing a new full line of minifig-scale Minecraft products starting later this year and into next year.

One of the reasons it took them so long to make them was the fact that their toy production cycle takes over a year to get something from concept to store shelves, so banking on something that could have been a short-lived fad is not something LEGO tends to do.  Since Minecraft has really shown it's staying power, especially with their core demographic, they've obviously decided to go all-in for it.
13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360,XB1] Forza Horizon 2 on: September 17, 2014, 06:02:51 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on September 16, 2014, 11:45:31 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 16, 2014, 09:31:57 PM

The demo is out!  Has anybody tried it yet?  I started downloading it this morning before heading to work and should be able to give it a try later tonight. 

I almost wish this game was coming out in May or something, when there weren't so many other games that i want to spend time with.  I foresee several weeks focusing on this one.

I tried it.  Pretty good, but it felt a little emotionless to me.  There wasn't that same sense of discovery and exploration from the first one.  That could entirely be because it's only a demo and super-limited as a result.  It could also be that the characters and music were a little annoying, though that was true in the last one, IIRC.  Or it could be that the buzz seemed to be mounting, and my expectations were too high.

The racing seemed good enough, though.  Zipping over hills is not the dirt or rally racing I was expecting. 

I'm certainly still interested, but I thought I'd be plunking down the cash immediately, and now I'm going to wait a bit.

I guess you and I had different experiences, since I really enjoyed it.  I chose the Bowler SUV and did the two offroad races, the bucket list race, and then unlocked all 41 of the roads and spent quite a while in the online mode just doing an impromptu cat and mouse with another guy (ignoring the races going on).  I had lots of fun and will definitely be picking this up.

I wish they let you go back and swap to one of the other cars, but it doesn't seem like you get access to the garage or anything.
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360,XB1] Forza Horizon 2 on: September 16, 2014, 09:31:57 PM
The demo is out!  Has anybody tried it yet?  I started downloading it this morning before heading to work and should be able to give it a try later tonight. 

I almost wish this game was coming out in May or something, when there weren't so many other games that i want to spend time with.  I foresee several weeks focusing on this one.
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you (AT)Buying this week? (09/15) on: September 16, 2014, 01:43:01 AM
I guess I backed Wasteland 2 so I'm technically getting that, but I'm too busy playing other games to think about it.   icon_redface
16  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Summer TV Binge Watching Report on: September 15, 2014, 11:59:35 PM
I watched seasons 2 and 3 of Once Upon A time, Orange is the New Black Season 2,  Mythbusters Season 16, Silicon Valley Season 1, The League Season 5, Bojak Horseman Season 1, Mad Men Season 6, Longmire Season 1, Wilfred Season 3, Legit Season 1 and now I'm into the first couple seasons of Fringe.

Good god, I've watched a lot of TV in the last few months...
17  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: September 15, 2014, 11:39:30 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on September 15, 2014, 10:00:26 PM

Quote from: Caine on September 15, 2014, 05:15:42 PM

MX vs ATV Reflex - 90% off - $1.99 Metacritic score - N/A

This is a great bargain. I just picked it up early this afternoon and it's a blast. Run fine on Win7 64bit at 1920x1200.

I used to love the MX vs ATV games but I was not a fan of their changes of the Reflex system and thought it made things far too fiddley.  I think I played this for a few hours and reached a point where I could no longer progress because the missions/goals it was asking me to do were just way to hard for me to complete even after many, many tries.  Maybe I should go back and try it again sometime.
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/360/Ps3/Ps4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on: September 15, 2014, 11:34:41 PM
I'm really excited for this game and wanted to get it on day 1, but with Forza Horizon 2 coming out that same day and Disney Infinity the week before, I'm now thinking I'll just be waiting a few months until things slow down.  Which is too bad for this dev team since it sounds like they've created a really great game.
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MS Buys Minecraft on: September 15, 2014, 11:24:17 PM
I was thinking it was probably way to late to jump on this train and way to much money for them to expect to make it back.  Until I read this quote:

Quote
Microsoft also expects its deal to pay off almost immediately. It anticipates the deal will break-even by the end of fiscal year 2015, which ends on June 30, 2015.

Which just blew my mind.  They must be making way more money on the DLC skin packs and texture packs and new copies than I had realized. 
20  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Marvel Universe MMO F2P on: September 13, 2014, 06:40:03 PM
Hmm, I think their servers are crumbling, I keep getting disconnected every few minutes.

As for the Odin's Bounty quest, I tried that last night and so far I'm not a fan at all.  Trying to kill those Rock Trolls in any decent number seems nigh impossible so the whole thing is just a waste of time.
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ex-Titan Quest Developers working on a new game: Grim Dawn on: September 13, 2014, 04:29:36 PM

Quote from: TiLT on September 13, 2014, 12:56:57 PM

I don't really want to play the game until it's officially released, though I've been a backer since the very beginning of this game's development.

Yeah, same here.  I've been waiting for the finished version before jumping in, especially since releases seem to go in fits and starts.

I guess it doesn't help that I also have Diablo 3 and Marvel Heroes to sate my hunger for action RPG right now. 
22  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: September 13, 2014, 04:25:55 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on September 13, 2014, 01:18:10 PM

Where are they from?

The moon?  slywink
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3,360,PS4,XB1,PC] Grand Theft Auto V on: September 13, 2014, 12:24:43 AM
Since they decided to dick over PC users once again I'll probably just wait for a Steam sale before double dipping on a new version of this.
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 9/12/14 on: September 13, 2014, 12:04:40 AM
Another new patch just hit so I'm sure I'll spend most of my time in Marvel Heroes
25  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Marvel Universe MMO F2P on: September 13, 2014, 12:01:20 AM
Aww yeah, can't wait to get home and try out the new patch!  This will be my first Odin's Bounty, but it sounds like they've improved it quite a bit.

Interested to see how the Cybernetics upgrade system works and if it gives decent upgrades.  At the very least it will be nice to be able to auto-grab all that junk loot and have it used for something positive rather than just leaving it around.  Thankfully I got 2 random pets from the Cosmic events stuff, so I have something to upgrade.  smile

Excited for the Currency UI tab, as un-sexy as a feature like that is, heh.
26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360,XB1] Forza Horizon 2 on: September 11, 2014, 10:40:01 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on September 11, 2014, 06:39:47 PM

I haven't been paying attention, is this game doing something more with off-road racing?  I noticed they've got a Land Rover in there now, Jeep Wrangler, and Mercedes G Class in there.

Yeah, it looks like they're doing quite a lot more with it this time.  Lots of trucks, rally cars, and other offroad vehicles, and their videos are featuring a lot of dirt and grass driving. 

They had the rally expansion for the last game but it seems they are going further with it from the start, and building the world without artificial barriers.

These are all good things from my perspective.  smile
27  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: September 11, 2014, 06:09:36 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on September 11, 2014, 05:22:20 PM

Quote from: Caine on September 11, 2014, 05:04:32 PM

Weekend Deal



$4.99 Metacritic score - 94
I only played a little Skyrim on a console but I liked it, so I'm definitely considering getting it on PC. Is it worth getting the Legendary Edition with all the DLC at the same time, or wait and pick the DLC up later after working through the main game?

There is plenty of gameplay just in the core game itself, so don't feel bad if you go that way, but I would probably say just go for the Legendary bundle if you think you'll enjoy the game at all.  It's cheaper in the bundle and that is at the cheapest price it has ever been right now, for what that's worth.
28  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360,XB1] Forza Horizon 2 on: September 11, 2014, 06:05:47 PM
Looks like the demo will be going live on the 16th (game comes out on the 30th) and they've released the full list of cars including the Local Motors Rally Fighter!!  Fuck yeah!   headbang Cabbage Patch

Also, here's a launch trailer that actually got me even more excited about the game. 
29  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Space Hulk on: September 11, 2014, 01:10:56 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on September 10, 2014, 11:57:06 AM

Or try the Space Hulk: Death Angel card game.  It's a hell of a lot of fun single player.

Ah, but a card game gets rid of the fun of playing miniatures!  slywink

Thanks for all the info, though.
30  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Apple Watch on: September 11, 2014, 12:48:12 AM

Quote from: Lee on September 10, 2014, 11:24:53 PM

One thing about bands, they could turn into a huge 3rd party accessory market if the watch does catch on. Don't like the Apple bands, or they are too expensive? I bet you will have tons of options.

Yeah, it's like the Swatch craze from 20+ years ago all over again!  Tongue
31  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Battle For the Net on: September 10, 2014, 09:43:30 PM
Huh, I had heard about this last week but I guess I haven't actually gone to a site today that was participating in this since I forgot all about it.  Here's to hoping they do some good I guess.
32  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: September 10, 2014, 09:33:47 PM
No "probably" about it, they're definitely not real. 
33  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Space Hulk on: September 10, 2014, 06:02:08 AM
For somebody who's only really familiar with Games Workshop's Warhammer and 40K games, how is Space Hulk different?  I understand it's more of a linear one-on-one experience, but are the basic mechanics the same as 40K?

Also, I read that it can be played single player?  Is that a decent experience?
34  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Smash Bros. 3DS on: September 09, 2014, 09:12:37 PM
Interestingly (not in a good way), it sounds like this will work with the extra analog stick and buttons on the New 3DS but not with the Circle Pad controller extension. 
35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Returns) on: September 09, 2014, 04:11:29 AM
Well, at least until those games get delayed.  slywink
36  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3/Vita] PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale on: September 09, 2014, 04:09:30 AM
Yeah, it's too bad it took this long for the game to get some recognition, since the SuperBot studio was closed down after it failed to take off.
37  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So, um, Jack the Ripper is Solved on: September 09, 2014, 04:05:52 AM

Quote from: hepcat on September 08, 2014, 07:27:22 PM

Whew, I was beginning to worry that the trail had turned cold.

You know what they say: "If you don't catch the killer in the first 24 hours, well...you know...give it another 125 years or so."
38  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you (AT)Buying this week? (09/08) on: September 08, 2014, 04:03:15 PM
Nothing new for me.
39  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Marvel Universe MMO F2P on: September 08, 2014, 04:54:08 AM
Haha, yes, it was Midtown Madness last week and I was just amazed at all the crazy loot.  I couldn't resist taking a few after-the-fact screentshots even though I had already picked up some loot and they fail to convey the real chaos of the situation:

http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/37474018496721501/FE9F7DBE3A7A0093234536020CCC5A5A62A37AE9/
http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/37474018494677802/611ED15B7EE2DD6B02B76CCE9254D37E2ABA380D/

This week was Cosmic Chaos, which was alright but I sort of missed out on the big stuff because I wasn't high enough level for the specific instances.  I finally hit the low 50's, though, so should be good to go for the next one.
40  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So, um, Jack the Ripper is Solved on: September 08, 2014, 04:44:26 AM
Yeah, I thought there was even a thread here like a year ago about something similar.
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