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1  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1] Sunset Overdrive (Insomniac's latest) on: October 25, 2014, 11:10:45 PM
So this one comes out on Tuesday the 28th and there hasn't been much talk about it around here.  Anybody excited for it?

I'm hoping for the best (basically that it's a fast action version of Dead Rising 3), but I keep getting a weird vibe about it maybe being less fun than they want you to think.  They are also trying waaaay too hard with the "attitude" part of the game. 
2  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 10/24/14 on: October 24, 2014, 05:50:08 PM
I finished up Shadow of Mordor last weekend, so I think mostly Forza Horizon 2 and maybe try a little more of Styx.

And I'm sure at least a couple hours of Marvel Heroes to get Captain America to level 60 before I switch to another hero.
3  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron on: October 24, 2014, 12:18:40 AM
Trailer looked good.  Certainly more than what I generally consider a "teaser" these days.  Now to go on media blackout for 9 months until it comes out.
4  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Edge of Tomorrow (aka All You Need is Kill) on: October 23, 2014, 09:14:44 PM
Matrix.  The enemies in Edge of Tomorrow were much more organic.
5  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: October 23, 2014, 07:08:09 PM

Quote from: Crawley on October 23, 2014, 05:44:11 PM

That one is tempting. I loved the videos I've seen of it but all the past survival/crafting games I've played in the past I stopped playing after a few go's.

Last I heard The Forrest also wasn't very fleshed out past the first hour or two, so unless it has changed a lot (it may have, Early Access and all) that's another reason to maybe wait.
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: October 23, 2014, 04:07:11 AM
Apparently Voice Commander is now available for free download on XB1.  It's an RTS and top-down shooter combo for up to 8 controllers and voice control.   saywhat

This is a product of Microsoft Garage
7  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Podcasts on: October 21, 2014, 05:50:09 PM
Other than the Bombcast I have started listening to We Have Concerns, which is a semi-science-y podcast with Anthony Carboni and Jeff Cannata.

I also keep trying out Tested.com.  I like their Still Untitled podcasts with Adam Savage, but the core This Is Only a Test ones can get kind of annoying (especially when they just talk about Apple stuff week after week). 

I also really love their A Bunch of Dads episodes.  They had only happened randomly before so I was glad to see those are coming back as a regular feature.  I'm not even a dad, but I get a lot of laughs out of those knuckleheads.

I tried RadioLab but couldn't really get into it; too over produced or something.  

I also tried Comedy Bang Bang and also couldn't get into that.  Seemed very un-funny for a comedy podcast, heh.
8  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DEAD - [KS] Human Resources: New game from Planetary Annihilation devs - on: October 21, 2014, 04:12:46 AM

Quote from: Caine on October 21, 2014, 12:43:41 AM

The consensus is that Uber burned some bridges after MNC, SMNC and PA development fell off after the next game came out.  I expect a different take on HR at some point, but for now, this one is dead.

Yeah, I think they just didn't have the pull any longer to get the backing.  Which is too bad, the concept is cool and the pre-viz video looked amazing. 

Hopefully they can bring back the concept in some other way in the future.
9  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: SLEATER-KINNEY IS BACK on: October 20, 2014, 06:41:54 PM
I've certainly been aware of them but I don't think I ever actually listened to their music.  Definitely never owned an album of theirs.
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/20) on: October 20, 2014, 05:14:35 AM
Nothing I guess.
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: October 17, 2014, 11:25:04 PM
I really like the updates to the Snap feature, makes it much more usable.  I can't tell you how many times I've nearly thrown my controller in frustration at that thing before.

And the changes to the dashboard almost feel like they're getting closer to what the 360 used to be, which is not a bad thing in my mind.  Nice being able to see friends and stuff without going into a separate app that takes time to load.
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/Wii U/Ps4] Project CARS on: October 17, 2014, 11:22:06 PM
This was supposed to come out in November but has now been delayed until March 2015, both to avoid the overlap with many bigger name games and because they need more time to polish and finish it up for all platforms. 

I think it will be better for them in the long run and allow them to make a bigger splash to have several months between their release and the other driving games of the fall/holidays (Forza Horizon 2, DriveClub and The Crew) and all of the other big launches between now and the holidays.  Too easy for a smaller mid-level game to get overlooked when directly competing against the AAA crowd and their marketing.

[as an aside, how sad is it that the other participants in this thread are mostly MIA?]
13  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 16, 2014, 09:06:02 PM
Um, this is fun.  Not this is creepy as fuckTongue
14  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: October 16, 2014, 06:06:02 PM
Also, Payday 1 (aka Payday: The Heist) is free permanently but only available today, I think.
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4,PC] Rebel Galaxy, by ex Diablo/Torchlight devs on: October 16, 2014, 05:40:57 AM
Interesting that the Schaefer brothers have "broken up" after so many years working together.  And I wonder where that leaves Runic with no Baldtree either.  It really felt like they went dark after launching Torchlight 2 as it was.

As for the game, another space game at this point doesn't exactly get me excited, heh.
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: COD Veterans (and noobs): Are you getting Advanced Warfare? on: October 16, 2014, 01:32:42 AM
I haven't played any of the recent CoD games, but this one is potentially interesting to me since it does mix things up more than usual. 

I'll still probably wait to see how the response is and if they've improved the single player considerably, but that's more interested than I've been in quite a while.
17  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: HBO to start "no cable sub required" streaming service in 2015 on: October 15, 2014, 11:02:54 PM

Quote from: Crawley on October 15, 2014, 08:18:42 PM

This is kinda too late to the party. Between Amazon Prime, Comcast OnDemand Free HBO Previews (which come up every few months), and what I can grab from the library for free there isn't so much demand for this anymore.

I'm not sure you realize that Comcast anything doesn't help for the millions of people who have cut the cord and no longer subscribe to cable at all.  The whole point of this is that it's a service that would be available for those who don't already subscribe to cable since an HBO (and HBO Go) subscription requires that as a prerequisite. 

Of course, I agree with the others here that if it's not available at a decent price I don't think it will take off. 
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] Bayonetta 2 on: October 14, 2014, 09:12:24 PM
I bought a Pro controller when I first got my Wii U and I have regretted it ever since.  I've never used it, lots of games don't support it (or at least didn't) and I find the gamepad to be as comfortable as the Pro controller anyway.
19  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: XB1 game preorders $15 back on: October 14, 2014, 08:27:29 PM
Yeah, it seems clear that neither console manufacturer has really figured out why Steam is so popular and how to get more people transitioned to digital.  I can get a new game from Amazon for cheaper than digital, and I can get an old game way cheaper anywhere than their digital prices.

I'll continue to buy disc-based games as long as they continue to have bad pricing policies on downloads. 
20  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 14, 2014, 08:18:35 PM
Here are some terrible Walking Dad jokes:







21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [KS] Human Resources: New game from Planetary Annihilation devs on: October 14, 2014, 07:05:40 PM
Yeah, not doing so great.  They've been trying to put out videos and things but I think a lot of people may have felt burned by Planetary Annihilation and be a little more skeptical this time around.
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] Bayonetta 2 on: October 14, 2014, 07:04:39 PM
I'm with you guys, I'm not really good at these sorts of games but all the glowing reviews sort of tempt me.  I tried the first Bayonetta when it had a demo on the 360, but I gave up quickly due to absurd "sexiness" and quick event gameplay.

I'd love to see a review of this game from the perspective of somebody who hates anime and isn't particularly great at combo-filled games like DMC and see if they still give it crazy props.   nod
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/360/Ps3/Ps4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on: October 14, 2014, 05:26:44 AM

Quote from: TiLT on October 14, 2014, 04:40:14 AM

Quote from: Canuck on October 14, 2014, 12:15:24 AM

I had no idea the purpose of the game was to collect trophies. Sounds like a boring game to me.

Don't turn this into a debate about trophies/achievements. You have nothing to gain from doing so, and it's clear you don't understand the concept to begin with. Just leave it alone.

Good god, I've never seen such a dickish statement from somebody supposedly trying to not start something.  It's as if you don't understand the concept to begin with.  slywink
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Styx: Master of Shadows [PC/PS4/XB1] on: October 13, 2014, 11:01:26 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on October 13, 2014, 10:34:40 PM

PC only patch?

Not sure, but since it just got patched on the PC today I'm sure it will be a couple weeks at least for consoles due to testing and certification.
25  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Styx: Master of Shadows [PC/PS4/XB1] on: October 13, 2014, 10:26:29 PM
They've released a patch today to address "gameplay and aesthetic improvements" for the most common complaints.

Quote
To improve your gaming experience, we are pleased to announce the release of an update containing both gameplay and aesthetic improvements.

Change Log:

Improved ledge detection when jumping toward ledges.
Enhanced the anisotropy option.
Refinement of the mouse sensitivity of the camera when it is set to maximum (100%).
Added new bindable buttons (mouse button 4 & 5, Home, End, Ins, Del, PageUp / Down, Alt, AltGr).
Quick-save / quick-load controls are now displayed in the options menu.
26  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / XB1 game preorders $15 back on: October 13, 2014, 07:26:43 PM
The Microsoft Store is running a deal for anybody who is an Xbox Rewards member (and there's no reason not to be, it's free and you get money back) where you will get $15 worth of credits back for preordering "any of the hottest upcoming games".  I think they have to be games that ship this year, fwiw.  Most of these titles also get $10 back if you're not a member, but really, just sign up and get the better reward instead.

They also give free shipping and supposedly release day delivery, so that takes out the two legs Amazon Prime usually stands on for me.  I decided to preorder Sunset Overdrive and LEGO Batman 3.  They have pretty much everything else available to that I could see.

Here's the store link I got[/url from their email. 
27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] Lego City Undercover on: October 13, 2014, 04:20:33 AM
I don't really remember having those troubles with the controls, but it's been quite a while so I could just be forgetful. 
28  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 10/10/14 on: October 13, 2014, 03:56:46 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on October 10, 2014, 04:11:20 PM

Forza Horizon 2 and Shadow of Mordor.  I'm hoping I can finish up Modor even though I'm only halfway done...we'll see, since it's getting much harder and more frustrating now. 

I did play a bunch more Horizon 2 and quite a bit of Mordor.  I still haven't finished it, but I'm several missions into the second map.  I didn't realize quite how much more there would be!
29  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/13) on: October 13, 2014, 03:51:54 AM
I guess nothing new for me again this week.  Should hopefully give me time to finish Mordor finally and maybe start Styx or continue with Horizon 2.
30  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Edge of Tomorrow (aka All You Need is Kill) on: October 12, 2014, 06:05:45 AM
I just saw this tonight and really thought it was great.  The ending timing stuff was a bit odd, but it didn't really bother me.  Overall a ton of fun.

They did a weird thing and kind of renamed the video release to be Live. Die. Repeat. Edge of Tomorrow.  I guess it's more descriptive than the original terribly generic title, but goddamn how can they keep screwing up such a great movie with asinine decisions like that?

Also, I love Emily Blunt, even more so when she's a badass, no holds barred super soldier.    icon_biggrin
31  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Human Resources: New game from Planetary Annihilation devs on: October 10, 2014, 09:30:12 PM
New design commentary video that walks through parts of the pre-viz trailer and shows what the units are, talks about how they will work, and so on.
32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 10/10/14 on: October 10, 2014, 09:08:46 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on October 10, 2014, 08:06:25 PM

I will be getting married. I'm pretty sure that will take care of any "free" time.

Congrats and good luck! 
33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Need community help! Dragon Age Inquisition on: October 10, 2014, 08:19:41 PM
I've never played the Dragon Age games, largely because I'd rather control one character than a whole party, so maybe you could ask them what this game has that might attract those who enjoy Skyrim more than Baldur's Gate?  (although I know that's near sacrilege to the people who don't want this to be an action-y RPG)
34  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Tomorrowland on: October 10, 2014, 08:13:14 PM
They've put out a teaser trailer for this one with release date set for next May.  I can't tell much, but as others have said it's Brad Bird so I'm in.
35  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Money pit so it seems. on: October 10, 2014, 06:14:45 PM
You guys make me feel even better for being a serial renter.  Tongue

Not that I would ever really buy a house, working in a volatile industry where most jobs only last a couple years.  I don't want to just get settled down and then find out I'm laid off and the next job I find is in another state and be saddled with selling a house remotely.  I've seen that really wear on people for long periods.
36  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: October 10, 2014, 06:08:13 PM

Quote from: Caine on October 10, 2014, 06:06:00 PM

$7.49 Metacritic score - 75/61 Critic/user

93% positive in 191 reviews

Funny how different the Metacritic user and Steam reviews are.
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 10/10/14 on: October 10, 2014, 04:11:20 PM
Forza Horizon 2 and Shadow of Mordor.  I'm hoping I can finish up Modor even though I'm only halfway done...we'll see, since it's getting much harder and more frustrating now. 
38  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: October 09, 2014, 05:50:43 PM

Quote from: Caine on October 09, 2014, 05:14:46 PM

10/09/14



$2.49 Metacritic score - 72

This is a fun little rogue-like game, definitely worth that price if you're into those at all.  And apparently it now has a free expansion as well.  Although every time I inevitably get to a harder part I  die in frustration, heh.
39  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Human Resources: New game from Planetary Annihilation devs on: October 09, 2014, 05:46:14 PM
Heh, Hot Pepper Gaming is usually worth a good chuckle.

Looks like their funding has slowed down pretty drastically, now at ~$235k out of $1.4 million.
40  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: October 09, 2014, 04:32:06 AM
I wasn't sure if you had watched it all since it was just a link and summary.  Glad to hear you enjoyed it.
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