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1  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: AC/DC Calling it Quits. on: April 16, 2014, 11:11:28 PM
Maybe I'm in the minority, but I didn't realize that AC/DC was an Australian band.  Weird.
2  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: April 15, 2014, 04:04:35 AM
Neil Patrick Harris looks kind of young there, and James Brown died several years ago...
3  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: GTOfficial x360 Live Gamertag REQUEST THREAD on: April 14, 2014, 07:22:34 PM
We now have the Gaming Trend Ultimate Friends List, which allows you to put in your name for any platform in a Google Doc. 
4  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PS4/PC] H1Z1 post-apocalyptic MMO on: April 11, 2014, 07:40:58 PM
This could be interesting.  And at the very least at least their Forgelight engine has proven itself and should be well up to the task of handling lots of players in big worlds.  And not be a janky mess.  slywink
5  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: LEDs too bright at night, and using blackout tape on: March 31, 2014, 06:48:55 PM
I don't have this problem in my bedroom, but I don't understand why companies think they need to put lights on things to tell they are turned off.  It's like the Everything Is OK alarm or something.  I know you're not on, TV, I fucking turned you off.  Thanks for the big bright red reminder light, though.    icon_mad
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (03/31) on: March 31, 2014, 04:52:17 AM

Quote from: jztemple2 on March 31, 2014, 03:10:41 AM

Goat Simulator, but only if it's under a dollar  slywink

Looks like the pre-orders were only $10, so not too far off.   icon_biggrin
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/X360/PS3/VITA] MXGP - The Official Motocross Videogame on: March 29, 2014, 04:18:57 PM
I tried the demo briefly and from what I played it seemed a lot like MX vs ATV Alive with the two sticks, one for bike and one for rider.  And just like Alive, I found I did much better if I just didn't touch the overly sensitive rider stick much at all.  Which seems wrong.   

I must really suck, too, since I got my butt kicked in the demo.  Mostly because I was crashing every few hundred feet I guess.   icon_confused
8  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: March 28, 2014, 05:09:15 AM
I think we need a separate thread for Netflix Anime Discussions.  slywink
9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Carmageddon Reincarnation on: March 27, 2014, 07:19:44 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on March 27, 2014, 06:54:01 PM

My copy is downloading.  To be honest, I'm not entirely sure why I funded this.  I have vaguely fond memories of Carmegeddon 2 but their promo materials really turn me off.  I guess lets see what the game itself does!

Yeah, I sort of have the same feeling.  I like the driving and smashing bit and have fond memories of the early games, but I don't really care for the sophomoric humor.  Should be good fun, though.
10  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: TMNT Live Action Reboot inc? on: March 27, 2014, 06:59:15 PM
I don't think it looks too bad.  They seem to have made the turtles look pretty bad ass.  Maybe not the type of movie I'd go gaga for these days, but I'm not 12 anymore either.  slywink 

Hopefully they can make a decent video game out of this one. 
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Carmageddon Reincarnation on: March 27, 2014, 06:39:07 PM
Early Access is a go and up on the Steam Store for $30.  I played the earlier KS backer version a couple weeks ago and it seems like it is on the right track.  Pretty early, untextured levels and unoptimized for lower end machines, but the driving and splatting was all about what I expected from a new Carmageddon. 

There is a new 3.9GB patch with today's release that is supposed to include a couple new environments, options, performance improvements, and all that.

They also released this "wheels on the bus" launch trailer I guess. 
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Goat Simulator on: March 27, 2014, 04:06:18 AM
It's Alive!  (or it's on the Steam store and will be in Early Access on April 1st, at least)

To celebrate they've released a dramatic new launch trailer to go along with the less dramatic Steam announcement trailer.  And who can forget the original "alpha" video from nearly two months ago. 

And just in case you're wondering "how did this come to be?", you can read this interesting article
13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: March 23, 2014, 03:14:24 AM

Quote from: Kagath on March 22, 2014, 11:03:29 PM

Quote from: Kagath on March 21, 2014, 08:52:01 PM

Oh Amazon is sure to do so. I just got one at 500 so a nice sale now sounds about right. icon_mad
I got Amazon to refund me the $50 as well after chatting with a CS.

They're also doing the deal with the X1AMAZON coupon code, works for the Titanfall or Forza bundles. 
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Assassin's Creed V: Unity - rumors, early pics on: March 22, 2014, 08:04:40 PM

Quote from: TiLT on March 22, 2014, 09:30:34 AM

I'm kind of annoyed at the new preview video they put out. Ubisoft is the worst company in gaming when it comes to producing so-called "bullshots". You'll never see them release a screenshot or a video that hasn't been heavily doctored. They claim the video is in-engine, but I can assure you that what you're seeing there is not even close to what you'll see in the game when it's out. Just the fact that the picture has been heavily super-sampled (rendered at extreme resolutions, like at least 4k, and then scaled down to create perfectly smooth AA) is telling enough in itself. I would assume the video is rendered in a 3d graphics tool (Maya, for example) using in-game assets.

Ubisoft always lies in its preview material.

Or it's just shot from the PC build.  slywink
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Ps4] inFAMOUS: Second Son on: March 22, 2014, 04:59:02 AM
So far I'm not really a fan of the combat in this game.  It seems like the melee isn't nearly powerful enough to be useful most of the time, and I don't really like all of the "shooting" and now I'm constantly getting shot from a long way away. 

So far I've died way more times than I'd like to admit and every time I basically say "fuck this game".   icon_confused
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Ps4] inFAMOUS: Second Son on: March 21, 2014, 05:01:11 AM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on March 21, 2014, 12:43:36 AM

The original inFamous was plagued by enemies who could plug you in the head with a shotgun blast from a rooftop two blocks away.  This made melee particularly challenging as it was often better to fight from behind solid cover.

Yeah, this is one of the main reasons I never played the first.  It sounds exactly like the sort of thing that would ruin a game for me.
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Ps4] inFAMOUS: Second Son on: March 21, 2014, 12:28:33 AM
I never played the first two Infamous games for various reasons, but from watching more of the videos of this it seems like in this one everybody once again uses ranged attacks a lot rather than melee.  Is that just how the majority of gameplay in Infamous goes? 

I much prefer melee-focused combat in a superhero game like Prototype and if I'm just going to be doing third person shooting it seems l'd be better off with something focused on that.

Either way, I already have the preorder on it's way from Amazon, I'm just kind of surprised I'm not seeing much melee gameplay based on earlier talk of more focus on that.
18  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: March 20, 2014, 05:36:20 AM
Neil Degrasse Tyson in slo-mo sounds high as a kite.   icon_lol
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Assassin's Creed V: Unity - rumors, early pics on: March 20, 2014, 03:57:45 AM

Quote from: TiLT on March 19, 2014, 09:41:17 PM

The "Parkour Up" and "Parkour Down" buttons in those screens hint at some interesting (and damned necessary) changes to the formula. Hell, I'll be happy if they give me a way to run without accidentally climbing anything I bump into.

Yes!  I was shocked to play Black Flag and see that they still had those problems that plagued the first game.  Big changes need to be made to evolve their formula.
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 3/14/14 on: March 17, 2014, 08:27:59 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on March 15, 2014, 03:48:04 AM

Titanfall, EDF2025, Diablo 3.

Only really got around to playing Titanfall.
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Gauntlet on: March 17, 2014, 07:57:58 PM
Looks good, but I think I'd be more excited if there weren't already 100 other hack 'n slash, Action RPGs and rogue-likes around these days.  You can't swing a dead elf without a new one coming along it seems.
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (03/17) on: March 17, 2014, 07:54:22 PM
I've got Infamous on the way from Amazon.

I don't mind Friday releases as long as things are guaranteed to be here on time.  Because of that I'm always slightly nervous about it.  Nothing worse than expecting a big release and getting a late shipment and missing the weekend, so I'd rather have a day of buffer at least.
23  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: March 17, 2014, 06:34:03 AM
This hip hop video (parody?) had me laughing for real.   saywhat icon_biggrin
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: March 16, 2014, 01:53:11 AM
Yeah, I really wanted to like this game but so far it's just not appealing to me a whole lot.  Maybe it's because I've been playing the Campaign matches so far and those have almost all been very imbalanced, but it just feels like respawn and die over and over to the point where I'm just forcing myself to play one more match.

I also notice that I often can't really tell how I'm doing in most matches.  There are times I think I'm doing poorly and I end up at the top of my team, and other times I think I'm doing really well and on the bottom of my team, seemingly incongruously.

I'm not really sure how much more time to give this to see if I can come around.
25  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: March 16, 2014, 12:36:08 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on March 15, 2014, 11:13:21 PM

I think the new house rules are that threads labelled as just one console are just for discussing that one console, and anything comparing the two consoles is to be constrained to That Thread.

Yeah, I guess that's it.  I'd rather just have this thread of Xbox One talk, the other thread for PS4 talk, and "that thread" for the inevitable comparisons. 

Any time people start talking about and comparing sales numbers and what they see on the shelves and whatever it seems like it devolves into people getting butthurt and epeens coming out to be measured and all that nonsense. 
26  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon Prime price hike coming? on: March 16, 2014, 12:30:05 AM
I buy from Amazon quite a bit, but I hardly ever use the streaming video and have never gotten a book from their Lending Library, so I don't feel like I get a very good value with it anymore.  If they would at least let you see books in the lending library from your PC rather than only on the Kindle itself that would help for sure.

My renewal will come up in March 2015, so I guess I have some time to figure it out.
27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: March 15, 2014, 06:38:59 PM
Quit turning this thread into the console wars thread, please.  We already have one of those and it sucks.
28  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 3/14/14 on: March 15, 2014, 03:48:04 AM
Titanfall, EDF2025, Diablo 3.
29  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hive Mind's Opinion: Lunch Meeting With Boss on: March 15, 2014, 03:15:03 AM
I think Crux may have been killed in the process.  So sad.  frown

Quote from: Soulchilde on March 14, 2014, 05:19:26 PM

Document every freaking thing you do with her especially by email is my best advice.

Also, too late for the meeting mentioned above, but I concur with this.
30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: March 13, 2014, 03:58:16 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on March 13, 2014, 01:14:35 PM

Did anybody order this from the Microsoft Store for the $10 store credit? I still haven't seen any emails or codes or anything on how to redeem the credit.

When I've done that in the past I think I got an email a few weeks later with a code to redeem.
31  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Costume Quest 2 Announced on: March 12, 2014, 02:02:22 AM

Quote from: Lordnine on March 11, 2014, 03:57:31 PM

Iím glad itís in production but it also makes me a bit worried.  Isnít this about the 3rd or 4th game Doublefine has in production right now?  As far as I know they arenít a very big studio, wouldnít it be better to, you know, finish a game before you start another one?

I think their studio has enough people for up to 4 small projects to be in production at a time.  Games at different points of development don't need the same amount of people throughout, so having some starting while others are in full production or winding down is a good thing and helps eliminate cycles of layoffs.
32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Driveclub on: March 12, 2014, 01:55:31 AM
I wouldn't expect this one any time soon, as apparently they have gone "back to the drawing board" with it. 
33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Costume Quest 2 Announced on: March 11, 2014, 03:47:19 PM
They had a funny announcement video as usual for Double Fine these days.

Sadly it seems like they won't have voice overs for this game.  I thought the first one was cute but would have been improved immensely by good VO.
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: March 11, 2014, 03:00:54 AM
I find it funny that people won't buy Titanfally because it's multiplayer-only.  I can understand the preference for playing a single player game (I'm usually in that camp), but saying that a multiplayer game doesn't have enough meat without single player is silly.  I find it easy to play a multiplayer game like Battlefield many, many times longer than I can put up with their mediocre single player.

I remember buying the first Starsiege: Tribes 15 years ago as my first multiplayer-only game and that felt risky, but these days I'm surprised more games don't do it. 
35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So I bought a Wii U on: March 11, 2014, 02:54:28 AM

Quote from: Tebunker on March 11, 2014, 01:30:49 AM

Quote from: farley2k on March 07, 2014, 07:43:26 PM

It isn't quite as good but Lego Marvel Superheroes has scratched that same itch since we finished Lego City.  So when you have finished Undercover you should look into it.

I agree, but I think Lego City leagues better than Lego Marvel. The only thing Lego Marvel does better is the co-op. City Underground has a better story, better more coherent world, better writing, and more varied missions. It is shame that they couldn't go back to that well for both Lego Marvel and Lego Movie, both of those feel cashed in compared to Lego City. I would love for Nintendo to fund another Lego Unique game like Undercover.

I was sure to mention that LCU was the reason I bought a Wii U when I filled out their post-purchase registration questionnaire.  I doubt it has any effect, but a small part of me hopes enough people say that to drive them to fund another game like it.
36  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: March 11, 2014, 12:23:12 AM

Quote from: Lordnine on March 10, 2014, 08:39:59 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on March 10, 2014, 08:17:42 PM

You PC players enjoy being tethered to your 24" monitor while the Xboners chill on the couch with a beer in front of their 60" TVs.  icon_twisted
Will do! Enjoy aiming with a controller and playing at a much lower resolution stretched over a much bigger screen.  icon_razz

What Lordnine said.  Tongue  Not to mention getting it for $15 cheaper through GMG. 

Quote from: msduncan on March 10, 2014, 07:27:29 PM

So are most of us getting it for the XB1?

I'm going to be playing it on the PC.
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Exclusive Preview] Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II on: March 11, 2014, 12:12:03 AM
Cool, the first Incredible Adventure of Van Helsing was much more fun that I expected it to be.  Nice to see that they have several classes in this one.
38  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: March 11, 2014, 12:08:24 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on March 10, 2014, 08:19:22 PM

Does the XB1 continue downloading things after you turn it off?  Or do you have to turn it off in a specific way to make that happen?

If you have the Instant On (sleep) power mode selected then it should continue downloading after you shut it down.  If you have the Energy Saver it apparently won't.

I know with the 360 you had to press and hold the power button to get it to keep downloading.

I never had to do that, I just shut it off from the controller and it finished downloading anything active as long as I had the appropriate setting turned on.
39  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Amazon MP3 Deals (keep it updated!) on: March 10, 2014, 11:34:06 PM
Once again late into the month, but a new batch of 100 albums for $5.
40  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 3/07/14 - Daylight Savings Weekend* on: March 10, 2014, 04:00:22 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on March 07, 2014, 08:35:12 PM

Diablo 3, EDF 2025 and maybe some other things.

Yup, played a bit more D3 on Satuday and EDF on Sunday.  Not really anything else, though.
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