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121  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] The Division (Tom Clancy) on: October 26, 2016, 09:11:32 PM
Started a new character, played for a bit up until unlocking the big safehouse at almost level 5.  It doesn't really feel any different to me. 

The enemies still take several shots to take down, even if you headshot them before they know you are even there.  The UI still has some really annoying quirks.  I don't think I'll be playing this any more, there doesn't seem nearly enough changed to make it a different experience to me.
122  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mark McMorris Infinite Air snowboarding [PC/XB1/PS4] on: October 26, 2016, 08:54:27 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on October 26, 2016, 08:01:53 PM

Thanks for the initial impressions. As a snowboarder living in Texas I would love a great snowboarding game. I am not getting that vibe from you at this point. I definitely prefer realism in my snowboarding games. It has been so long I can't even remember the last snowboarding game I played... I remember the SSX arcade-ish games, but I seem to remember something else. Amped... I searched it up. I think that is more what I'm looking for.

Well, this is definitely along the lines of a snowboard sim, and that's what they are going for.  They want to be the Skate for snowboarding, I just think that kind of like the first Skate game there is a definite learning curve for the controls.

And don't let my initial impressions make you think there is nothing worthwhile here.  The simple act of carving is fun, the rails feel pretty good, the animations are nice, smooth and realistic, and some of the basic ground butters and reverts are pretty good.  The controls over tweaking your board in the air are pretty good too. 

The spins and flips are just really hard to judge for a new player, specifically because they are maybe too much like real life, where you can't just stop spinning like most games.  You have to judge your wind-up correctly.  It doesn't help you auto-stop rotating, and it doesn't let you correct much after you're in the air.  Hopefully they add in a "newbie" mode to this that allows you to control slowing it down. 

To me, it's also really weird that there doesn't seem to be any way to tuck and gather speed.  You are either preparing for an ollie or not.  As a boarder this is one of the core basic things I would do...either carving fat curves or tucking and riding an edge to get burning down the hill.  This is the first snowboarding game to actually simulate picking up speed by carving on your edge, though.

Anyway, it might be worth a look if you're really interested, or wait to see what their patches bring.  If you still have a 360 hooked up, I would suggest trying to find a copy of Stoked: Big Air Edition, which should be really cheap now.  I thought that one did a pretty good job of being similar to Amped 2, which was the peak of that series to me and my all-time favorite snowboarding game.
123  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] The Division (Tom Clancy) on: October 26, 2016, 06:11:39 PM
Really bummed to hear such muted response from you guys on the changes.  I had hoped they would be drastic and noticeable.

I did download the update, but haven't tried it out yet.  Assuming the servers are exploding I may try a new character today.
124  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, XB1, PC] Evolve (from Turtle Rock) on: October 26, 2016, 06:10:04 PM
Oh yeah, I'm sure 2K will continue running the servers for as long as they can keep a player base. 
125  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Humble Indie Gems Bundle on: October 26, 2016, 04:47:40 PM
This is a pretty good bundle, with lots of highly rated games.

https://www.humblebundle.com/humble-gems-bundle

Pay what you want for:
Technobabylon - 96% positive user reviews
Odallus: The Dark Call - 93%
Chroma Squad - 95%

Pay more than the average (currently $4.29) for:
Spaera (Early Access) - 100% user reviews
Westerado: Double Barreled - 93%
Assault Android Cactus - 96%

Pay $12 or more for:
Unbox - 93% positive user reviews
126  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mark McMorris Infinite Air snowboarding [PC/XB1/PS4] on: October 26, 2016, 04:26:34 PM
Well, I picked this up on Xbox One and tried it out for a couple hours last night.  It is...interesting.

They don't start you off in the tutorials or creating/choosing a character or anything, you start literally spawned at the top of a mountain boarding down.  No instructions, no help, no missions, no direction, nothing.  That's kind of cool for a minute, but then you wonder "wtf am I doing?".  This was similar to the feeling I had in the Steep beta.  Having said that, starting above the tree-line and just carving and jumping off some natural cornices is pretty damn awesome. 

The controls are unique.  They say that it's supposed to be very physics-based and control like the Skate games, and I'd say it's maybe halfway like Skate.  I still feel like i have no idea what I'm doing half the time (or more than half).  Sometimes I try to do a little 360 and end up doing a 1080 backflip twist or something.  And a lot of the time I think I did a decent little trick and it doesn't register, maybe because it was done from flatland or a small natural rise, but seems like it should still count to me.  I tried one trick contest in the first events and a goal is to get above a 60 on every run...I never got above 25 after trying it several times.  Double backflip?  23 points.  1080 grab?  18 points.  No idea.

I still honestly don't know what the game is.  There seem to be some circuits, but it's very open-ended and self-driven.  There seem to be challenges plopped down in the world dynamically populated from other players (and the developers).  You can tune it to show you more of the types of events you want, or default is to weight them all the same, so that's really nice. 

Performance on the XB1 is pretty poor, with lots of small framerate hitches and pop-in (especially of your trails in the powder).  They are working on smoothing out the performance issues, and once there is more community content I'm sure that will help it have a long life.  I know they supported The Golf Club for quite some time.

The controls are going to take quite a while to get used to, but it's going to take some patience to get to the point where I am good enough to enjoy playing it.  And my patience for learning new control schemes is not great...but I want to keep trying for a bit at least.

127  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, XB1, PC] Evolve (from Turtle Rock) on: October 26, 2016, 02:55:16 AM
Well, you might as well call this one dead (if you hadn't already).  Apparently today is the last day that Turtle Rock can work on Evolve and development will no longer be supported by 2K. 

There is a lengthy post on their forums.
128  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] The Division (Tom Clancy) on: October 26, 2016, 12:49:55 AM

Quote from: Blackjack on October 26, 2016, 12:36:08 AM

Final 1.4 patch notes:
http://tomclancy-thedivision.ubi.com/game/en-us/news/152-271342-16/update-14-patch-notes

The only pull quote EngineNo9 needs to see  icon_smile
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Time-to-kill enemy NPCs has been lowered.

Hah, well that certainly does make me happier.  But I'm also really glad to see they reworked all of the loot, UI, and the whole progression system as well.

Has anybody given it a try yet?  I think I'll start over with a new character to see how it all flows from the start now.
129  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movie trailer catch all on: October 24, 2016, 02:57:13 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on October 24, 2016, 12:53:54 PM

In a Valley of Violence

Ethan Hawke
John Travolta

It's a western..  Looks good to me...  The trailer gives away to much btw

Thanks for the warning, I hate trailers that give away the whole plot.  I'll just add it to my Netflix queue and trust you on it.   icon_mad thumbsup
130  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 10/21/16 Edition on: October 24, 2016, 03:56:19 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on October 21, 2016, 06:35:38 PM

Once again, I have waaaay too many games to play, not enough time to get to them.  The most likely to get my time would be:

The Elder Scrolls Online (bought it on big sale, it seems pretty good now)
Paladins
Crossout
Forza Horizon 3
...

I really only spent time with Crossout and Paladins.  That's the problem with never-ending multiplayer games, you can just sink hours into them and never get closer to being "done".
131  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (October 23, 2016) on: October 23, 2016, 07:12:39 PM
I'm picking up Mark McMorris Infinite Air for the Xbox One. 

And I'll be getting the free upgrade to the Skyrim Special Edition.
132  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (October 23, 2016) on: October 23, 2016, 07:02:14 PM
The Wii sees it's first release in a long time, for those who just want to dance.  

We're getting deep into the fall/holiday release schedule, is anybody as overwhelmed with purchased games as I am already?  Of course that won't stop me from getting more...

EDIT: I missed a few the first time around, added in now.

PC
Alice VR (Vive, Rift)
Alteil: Horizons
Batman: The Telltale Series - Episode 3
Big Buck Hunter Arcade
Carnival Games VR
Clockwork Empires
Dark Souls III: Ashes of Andiadel
The Deep Paths: Labrynth of Andokost
Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2
Drive on Moscow
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
Farming Simulator 17
Ginger: Beyond the Crystal
Hide and Shriek
Just Dance 2017
Mark McMorris Infinite Air
Meadow
Minecraft Story Mode - The Complete Adventure
My Summer Car
Through the Woods
Titanfall 2
Trillion: God of Destruction
Yomawari: Night Alone

Xbox One
Batman: The Telltale Series - Episode 3
Blast Brawl 2: Bloody Boogaloo
Big Buck Hunter Arcade
ClusterTruck
Dark Souls III: Ashes of Andiadel
Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2
Exile’s End
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
Farming Simulator 17
Ginger: Beyond the Crystal
Just Dance 2017
Kyurinaga’s Revenge
Mark McMorris Infinite Air
Minecraft Story Mode - The Complete Adventure
Monster Jam: Crush It!
Saturday Morning RPG
Titanfall 2

PS4
Batman: The Telltale Series - Episode 3
Big Buck Hunter Arcade
Carnival Games VR
Dark Souls III: Ashes of Andiadel
Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
Exile’s End
Farming Simulator 17
Ginger: Beyond the Crystal
Just Dance 2017
Lithium: Inmate 39
Mark McMorris Infinite Air
Minecraft Story Mode - The Complete Adventure
Monster Jam: Crush It!
Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence, Ascension
Party Golf
Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon
Snow
Tethered
Weeping Doll (PSVR)
Wick
Windlands VR (PSVR)
World of Final Fantasy

Wii U
Just Dance 2017

Xbox 360
Just Dance 2017
Minecraft Story Mode - The Complete Adventure

PS3
Just Dance 2017
Minecraft Story Mode - The Complete Adventure

Wii
Just Dance 2017

3DS
Corpse Party

Vita
Exile’s End
Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon
Yomawari: Night Alone
World of Final Fantasy
133  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] The Last Guardian on: October 22, 2016, 10:49:53 PM
This game has officially Gone Gold according to Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida!

So now they have a month and a half to get that Day One patch ready!
134  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movie trailer catch all on: October 22, 2016, 10:46:36 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on August 24, 2015, 03:22:06 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on August 23, 2015, 09:56:38 PM

The Final Girls

http://youtu.be/zreNh78kTjg

I laughed quite a lot. One caveat is that it's PG-13 which means they pull their punches because they have to, or they found an inventive way of spoofing the R-rated horror genre. I'm hoping the latter, expecting the former. But it remains a fun trailer.

It does look good.

This movie is available for Free on the Xbox Movies & TV app this weekend.  Seems like a nice, appropriate movie for the season since I hadn't seen it yet.
135  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Shadow Warrior 2 on: October 22, 2016, 02:45:59 AM
Based on all the great reviews and word of mouth, the quality of this release has likely helped them sell a few more copies.  Devolver Digital has announced that it has already sold 4 times as many as the last Shadow Warrior game.  It is their largest launch yet. 

Flying Wild Hog (the developers) are also going to be working on some free DLC to release as a celebration.
136  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 10/21/16 Edition on: October 21, 2016, 06:35:38 PM
Once again, I have waaaay too many games to play, not enough time to get to them.  The most likely to get my time would be:

The Elder Scrolls Online (bought it on big sale, it seems pretty good now)
Paladins
Crossout
Forza Horizon 3
...
137  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] The Division (Tom Clancy) on: October 21, 2016, 04:40:55 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on October 21, 2016, 03:59:59 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on October 21, 2016, 02:35:12 AM

I guess I'm the outlier then.  I thought even in the early game the enemies took way too many hits and the whole thing was kind of boring.

If the pre-30 enemies took too many hits, you were likely undergeared by a bit for the content you were doing.  Once you were in decent even-level gear the ttk felt a lot like games I was used to in the past.

I guess to me it would have felt fine if they were aliens or robots or power armor dudes or something, but when I'm shooting a normal guy in a hoodie in the head with a clip and having to reload before he will go down, that just felt really weird and bad.
138  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] The Division (Tom Clancy) on: October 21, 2016, 04:39:17 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on October 21, 2016, 02:08:37 PM

I'm sure this massive update will install without a hitch. "Yeah, tell me another one, Blackjack!"  retard Roll Eyes

Yeah, that is probably why they decided to launch it on a Tuesday.  I'll just wait for the weekend, when they'll hopefully have all of the kinks worked out. 
139  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo Switch - the NX unveiled on: October 21, 2016, 04:15:40 PM

Quote from: Scraper on October 21, 2016, 02:28:11 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on October 20, 2016, 11:11:56 PM

My main problem with this, is that just like the WiiU, 3DS, DS, etc, the main "innovative" feature of the console doesn't really matter to me at all.

If Nintendo literally just put out an Xbox One with their games on it I would be just as happy to buy their new console.  Probably moreso since there wouldn't be any gimmicky bullshit that is only used for like 2 games.  

The last time they put out a vanilla console was the Gamecube. And that didn't go so well for them. Although I did own one from launch and loved it.

It's not like anyone gave a shit about the WiiU and it's special features either.  Or the 3D part of the 3DS.  Or the second screen part of the DS.  

Some of their hardware hits because it gets enough of a momentum behind it, and some doesn't.  The gimmicks are not what make them stand out other than the Wii and it's motion control, which had it's surge and then died in popularity when the novelty wore off.  They did not expand the gaming market, they sold some gimmicks for a couple Christmases.
140  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] The Division (Tom Clancy) on: October 21, 2016, 02:35:12 AM
I guess I'm the outlier then.  I thought even in the early game the enemies took way too many hits and the whole thing was kind of boring.
141  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] The Division (Tom Clancy) on: October 21, 2016, 12:09:58 AM

Quote from: Tokek on October 20, 2016, 04:36:06 PM

After getting a character to level 30 and playing the end-game content for a long time, creating an alt (or 2 or 3) were a breath of fresh air. The NPCs were not bullet sponges, the guns feel powerful, the loot feel like upgrades and the dark zone feel less like a gank-fest. So I do think they had the pre-30 content almost nailed down perfect, it's the post-30 that needed major overhaul and I'm glad they listened to what's left of their player base and reworked it. It's not perfect but it's a good start in the right direction.

I'm not quite clear on this, are you saying even before the 1.4 patch you thought the 1-30 experience was perfect?
142  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo Switch - the NX unveiled on: October 20, 2016, 11:11:56 PM
My main problem with this, is that just like the WiiU, 3DS, DS, etc, the main "innovative" feature of the console doesn't really matter to me at all.

If Nintendo literally just put out an Xbox One with their games on it I would be just as happy to buy their new console.  Probably moreso since there wouldn't be any gimmicky bullshit that is only used for like 2 games. 
143  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Red Dead Redemption 2 on: October 20, 2016, 04:26:51 PM
Ah well, it's a year away so I think that was a fine teaser.  The scenery certainly looks incredible and really sets the mood.
144  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Aragami [PC/PS4] - stealth assassination Tenchu-style on: October 20, 2016, 02:51:52 PM
Yeah, that sounds like a really shitty boss experience.  They have patched it now as of today to hopefully be a little more clear, at least. 
145  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo Switch - the NX unveiled on: October 20, 2016, 02:49:24 PM
I'm also really shocked that they didn't show a family, with someone wanting to watch the TV and another one pulling the game onto the portable but sitting together on the couch.
146  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo Switch - the NX unveiled on: October 20, 2016, 02:40:24 PM
I notice there is no visible disc slot on any side of that thing.  Surprising that they would go that direction, but I guess it looks like they'll get to re-sell all the WiiU games in digital form.

Quote from: Caine on October 20, 2016, 02:20:40 PM

Looks slick.  Guessing that the first person game is Skyrim HD?

Yeah, looks like Skyrim remastered to me.
147  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] WatchDogs 2 on: October 18, 2016, 09:06:23 PM
So, in true Ubisoft style, at the last minute they have delayed the PC version by 2 weeks.  Consoles come out on November 15th, PC a couple weeks after that.  

Day One buyers beware of bugs and performance issues.   icon_evil

Oh, and specs:

Quote
Minimum Specs
Supported OS – (64-bit versions only): Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Processor: Intel Core i5-2400S @ 2.5 GHz / AMD FX 6120 @ 3.5 GHz
RAM: 6GB
Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 (2GB) / AMD Radeon HD 7870 (2GB) or better
Hard Disk Space: 50 GB
Peripherals: Windows-compatible keyboard and mouse, Microsoft Xbox One Controller, DualShock 4 Controller
Multiplayer: 256 Kbps or faster broadband connection

Recommended Specs
Supported OS – (64-bit versions only): Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Processor: Intel Core i5-3470 @ 3.2 GHz / AMD FX 8120 @ 3.9 GHz
RAM: 8GB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 (3GB) | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (4GB) | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (3GB) or better | AMD Radeon R9 290 (4GB) or better
Hard Disk Space: 50 GB
Peripherals: Windows-compatible keyboard and mouse, Microsoft Xbox One Controller, DualShock 4 Controller
148  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Red Dead Redemption 2 on: October 18, 2016, 02:50:05 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on October 18, 2016, 02:10:13 PM

Quote from: Caine on October 18, 2016, 01:45:42 PM

Yup.  I can't wait to see this.

http://www.rockstargames.com/reddeadredemption2/

Fall 2017, PS4 and XB1 (sadly, not listed for PC)

Quote
Developed by the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland. The game’s vast and atmospheric world will also provide the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience.

I'm sure it will hit PC and Scorpio in 2017, right?

Of course.  They want to get that second-wave money of people double dipping like they did for GTA V.

Also, kind of sad that they called it Red Dead Redemption 2, instead of changing up the last name again.  Red Dead Retribution?  Red Dead Revenge?  Red Dead Resurrection?  Red Dead Risen?  Red Dead Ranchhand?  Red Dead Repoman?  Red Dead Rumbleinthebronx? 
149  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tiny Metal [PC] - Advance Wars spiritual successor on: October 18, 2016, 03:50:50 AM
Unfortunately it looks like this one won't be hitting it's mark.  They are only 61% of the way to their goal with just over a day to go.
150  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Smash + Grab [PC] - multiplayer game from Sleeping Dogs developer on: October 18, 2016, 02:34:50 AM
Well, hopefully you got all the fun out of this one that you wanted.  Apparently it is no longer available for sale on Steam because the developer United Front Games has closed it's doors for good.   crybaby

I really wish they had just gone on to make Sleeping Dogs 2 as an immediate follow-up, instead of this and that Triad Wars free-to-play waste of time.
151  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (October 16, 2016) on: October 17, 2016, 05:45:11 PM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on October 17, 2016, 05:32:05 PM

When will I have time to play them all, that's the mystery.

Haha, I know that conundrum all too well!
152  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (October 16, 2016) on: October 16, 2016, 11:34:50 PM
More big games coming out this week.  And the Vita continues to surprise me with several releases again.

PC
Battlefield 1
Civilization VI
Crazy Machines 3
Dopamine - Oculus Rift
Eagle Flight - Oculus Rift
Franchise Hockey Manager 3
Galaxy of Trian
The Golf Club VR - Vive
The Jackbox Party Pack 3
Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope - Vive
Stellaris Leviathans expansion

Xbox One
Batman: Return to Arkham
Battlefield 1
The Bug Butcher
Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour
HoPiKo
Horse Racing 2016
The Jackbox Party Pack 3
Mordheim: City of the Damned
Rock Band Rivals
Skylanders Imaginators
Slain: Back From Hell
WRC 6

PS4
Batman: Return to Arkham
Battlefield 1
The Bug Butcher
Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour
Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky
HoPiKo
The Jackbox Party Pack 3
Lego Harry Potter Collection
Mordheim: City of the Damned
Pixel Gear - PSVR
Rock Band Rivals
Skylanders Imaginators
SportsBarVR - PSVR
WRC 6

Wii U
Skylanders Imaginators

Xbox 360
Skylanders Imaginators

PS3
Skylanders Imaginators

3DS
??

Vita
Battalion Commander
Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky
The Keeper of 4 Elements
Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls
153  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mafia 3 Confirmed - More info @ Gamescom - Trailer Added on: October 15, 2016, 03:13:19 AM

Quote from: jztemple2 on October 15, 2016, 02:26:10 AM

New update:

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[UPDATE 10/14] PC Hotfix is Live

UPDATE 10/14: We just rolled out a hotfix on PC that addresses blurry rendering for some players, and other stability improvements.We’re still working on more fixes for Mafia III and will share more details in the coming week. Thanks for the feedback!

1.2 GB is a pretty large patch for those relatively small issues.  I wonder if they were missing a bunch of high res textures or something?
154  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 10/14/16 edition on: October 14, 2016, 04:26:49 PM

Quote from: farley2k on October 14, 2016, 04:24:43 PM

I hope to put some more time into Paper Mario: Color Splash.  I am enjoying the game but I never seem to find time to play since my kids discovered Flash season 2 was up on Netflix.

Is that one that allows you to play the whole game on the Wii U gamepad?  That way they could use the TV, and you could play your game.  smile
155  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 10/14/16 edition on: October 14, 2016, 03:06:35 PM
Once again, too many games to tackle and not enough time.

Dragon Quest Builders
Paladins
Forza Horizion 3
Crossout

And I haven't even started Mafia III yet...after the shenanigans with my missing key I sort of lost my steam on it and I guess I'll wait until my plate is a bit more clear.
156  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Shadow Warrior 2 on: October 14, 2016, 03:04:18 PM
I really enjoyed the first one, and have been hearing tons of great stuff about this one and how it takes it to another level.

If there weren't so many other games out right now I would definitely buy it.  As it is, I'm hoping that Nvidia chooses me as one of their 50,000 free GeForce Experience 3.0 sign-ups that get a free key, haha.
157  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Crossout [PC] - Twisted Metal meets Mad Max meets Nuts & Bolts on: October 14, 2016, 03:02:12 PM
I got invited to the free closed beta of this game (otherwise you can "buy your way in" with one of the starter packs), so I tried it out for a while yesterday.

It's pretty great!  It is almost exactly as I imagined, a very heavy, Mad Max version of Robocraft. 

Since I'm just a free member, I didn't get any of the extra starter vehicles or anything, just one basic truck with a couple machine gun turrets on it.  They have you do some early missions to unlock stuff, and that seems to be the main path of the game.

The driving is fun, even with my slow starter truck.  I tried out several of the other vehicles in their garage testbed type area, and they can definitely get faster (or slower, for the tank-tread ones).

There seems to be a ton of variety in parts already, several different classes of weapons, panels, wheels, treads, etc.  No match has two of the same vehicle, so that's pretty fun. 

The only real downside so far is that the game has several layers of...stuff.  Currencies, fuels, etc that isn't well explained at all.  I figured out if you put a fuel tank on your vehicle, you automatically bring back fuel from every mission/match and that can be used to "pay" to enter PvE raids and such.  Or you can sell it on the market, which is all player driven.  Of course you can buy that market currency with real money, but you can also get it by just selling your extra parts, fuel, etc.  Seems fair for a free to play game I guess, but it really gives the illusion of pay-to-win despite just being a pay-to-speed-up.
158  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Shin Godzilla on: October 13, 2016, 05:05:37 PM
I watched this last night, and really enjoyed it!  The theater was over half full, which I was happy to see.

I think you pretty much know if this would appeal to you at all or not.  It's a serious take on a new Godzilla from Japan, with some of the same undertones of nuclear weapons, US-Japan relations, indictment of the "old ways" in Japan, etc. 

The new Godzilla creature is definitely...different.  Weird in some ways, cool in others.  But he still totally fucks up Tokyo big time!   icon_biggrin
159  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: October 13, 2016, 05:02:11 PM

Quote from: farley2k on October 13, 2016, 03:18:19 PM

How Suicide Squad Should Have Ended

https://youtu.be/Wje0SdFWrzU

Not going to watch yet...I'm still hoping that there is some sort of Ultimate Edition that comes out when they release it on blu-ray like they did with BvS.
160  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Smash + Grab [PC] - multiplayer game from Sleeping Dogs developer on: October 13, 2016, 04:59:45 PM
Apparently this is having a Free Weekend starting today at noon PST running through Tuesday the 18th.

I never really enjoyed that first beta, but a lot of other people seemed to so maybe it's something that just needs to click, or I just approached wrong.
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