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121  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1] Sunset Overdrive (Insomniac's latest) on: November 13, 2014, 09:17:51 PM

Quote from: Purge on November 13, 2014, 09:06:41 PM

Sofar this game is Meh for me.

The comedy is not as funny as it thinks it is.

Yeah, the comedy and trying-too-hard attitude didn't really sit right with me at all.  The game, however, continues to get better the further you go.  And I'd say the characters and dialog are probably less annoying further in as well. 

How much have you played so far?
122  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Assassin's Creed Unity on: November 13, 2014, 05:33:44 AM

Quote from: Crawley on November 13, 2014, 04:02:08 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 13, 2014, 02:43:08 AM

For those of you who are playing, how would you say the parkour and general control compares to older AC games and Shadow of Mordor? 

Not as easy to master as Shadows of Mordor, which I think did it perfectly. It's a bit clunky like the other AC games. Like sometimes I want to go through a window but instead I'll either hang on to the side of the window, or if there's a balcony I'll land on the balcony's railing. Then I do a little dance grabbing the side of the window and hopping to the railing for awhile a few times before making it through the window.

I've always had a difficult time getting the controls down for the AC games. But eventually they click with me.

So in short its no better than the previous entries but in the long run likely not worse either.

Too bad, that's entirely a deal breaker for me.  Those are the exact problems that drive me nuts.  I guess it was too much to expect them to really fix something they've been doing one way for 6 iterations.
123  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Assassin's Creed Unity on: November 13, 2014, 02:43:08 AM
For those of you who are playing, how would you say the parkour and general control compares to older AC games and Shadow of Mordor? 

I couldn't stand the random unpredictability of the older AC games (even Black Flag) but found that Shadow of Mordor just clicked for me and pretty much worked all the time.  They were selling this one as reworking those core systems, but so far I haven't heard much positive feedback on that.
124  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Bloodborne (previously known as Project Beast) on: November 13, 2014, 02:13:34 AM

Quote from: Caine on November 12, 2014, 06:02:13 PM


I blame the 2.0 firmware update.  slywink
125  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: [PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox1, Xbox 360]Can we dispense with the thread naming convention on: November 13, 2014, 12:04:54 AM
Maybe worth posting that over in this thread so it doesn't get forgotten and can be with the other feedback/requests.
126  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How do you use your tablet on: November 12, 2014, 05:15:09 PM
Kind of sadly, I find I mostly just use mine for reading Twitter and occasionally reading some internet or watching YouTube videos (though mostly just things linked from Twitter).  I barely use it for games anymore.

I also have an older laptop that I tend to use for the majority of my internet reading while watching TV sort of thing.  It's just miles easier to read, navigate and type on (for me) than my older 7" Nexus tablet or newer 8"  Shield tablet.  And still faster at pretty much everything too.
127  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Help me use my holiday gaming time! on: November 12, 2014, 05:10:38 PM
I'm not your type of gamer, but my choice out of those would definitely be Shadow of Mordor (or Far Cry 4, if that's on the table). 

I've heard several people say they were disappointed that Civ:BE was far too much like Civ V.  That could be good if all you want is more of the same but bad if you're looking for something that actually changes the formula a bit and does something interesting with space.
128  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The next LEGO game is... on: November 12, 2014, 05:06:28 PM

Quote from: heloder on November 12, 2014, 02:51:27 PM

I think this is the most criminally underutilized IP in gaming, so I have no problem with this, though I'd prefer a good JP game not based on LEGO.

I agree, I'd love to see something like a real attempt at what Trespasser tried back in the day with today's technology.  Or a decent take on a dino survival island (kind of like what The Stomping Land was supposed to be before all the controversy).

However, I can get down with some LEGO dinosaurs!
129  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Just Cause 3 on: November 12, 2014, 06:37:17 AM
Goddamnit, a new Just Cause was officially announced!  This is time for celebration, you doodyheads! 
130  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 11, 2014, 10:16:42 PM

Quote from: Clanwolfer on November 11, 2014, 02:24:37 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on November 11, 2014, 02:16:08 PM

So, what's the story with this 15-gig Day 1 patch for the Master Chief Collection?  Is it possible to interrupt this for the sake of playing the campaigns, or is it basically locked down until finished?

-Autistic Angel

I read somewhere that, basically, the campaigns took up the whole disc, so the 15-gig Day 1 patch is the multiplayer components. Not sure it's accurate, but makes some sense (and means you'd probably be able to play the SP before the patch is done downloading?)

Yeah, they've said that the big download is multiplayer-only components, so it would ensure people who "needed" that content to play would already be online.
131  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Assassin's Creed Unity on: November 11, 2014, 10:14:27 PM
Conan with his Clueless Gamer take on AC:U
132  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Just Cause 3 on: November 11, 2014, 06:50:20 PM
To get back on topic of Just Cause 3, it looks like they are officially announcing it this month with a Game Informer cover story.

Here is a short little video talking with the Avalanche NY team

And they'll be updated this page on Game Informer as the month goes on.
133  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Cards Against Humanity holiday thing on: November 11, 2014, 01:14:39 AM
10 Days (or Whatever) of Kwanzaa

$15 gets you maybe about 10 random packages in the mail in December.  Obviously expect some things to be CAH related like they've done in the past, heh.
134  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ash vs. Evil Dead on: November 10, 2014, 10:28:16 PM
Cool.  Not sure what kind of Ash Bruce Campbell will be at this point, but knowing these guys it will be one very self-aware of his age and fitness level.  smile
135  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Iron Sky 2 - Space Nazis and dinosaurs in the hollow Earth... on: November 10, 2014, 07:24:53 PM
Yeah, so they released this teaser trailer for Iron Sky The Coming Race, which, as the thread title says, is about the space nazis now controlling dinosaurs in the hollow Earth.  Because of course they do.

The movie is being partially crowdfunded, which you can see here.  I think this sort of silliness deserves a few dollars.   icon_biggrin
136  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/11) on: November 10, 2014, 03:36:24 AM
Lego Batman 3 for XB1.

Interested to read impressions of the new AC to see if it actually improves core systems.
137  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Just Cause 3 on: November 08, 2014, 05:03:52 AM
Apparently an Avalanche founder has tried to clear this up on Twitter:

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We currently have ONE F2P game and it's been out since 2009. I hope that helps you guys getting some sleep. Doesn't change my opinion though

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Thank you everyone for your patience. Enjoy the silence for a couple of days now. You have nothing to worry about. Promise. smile
138  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ubisoft pulls upcoming games from Steam on: November 08, 2014, 04:31:10 AM

Quote from: jztemple2 on November 08, 2014, 02:16:02 AM

On the other hand, if you don't mind not getting the game through Steam, there is a VIP sale at Green Man Gaming where you can pick up ACU and FC4 for 20% off.

Ooh, I thought I had already prepurchased there, but now I remember that their coupon codes never worked for Far Cry 4.
139  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 11/07/14 on: November 07, 2014, 10:36:50 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on November 07, 2014, 09:36:19 PM

As long as xbox live doesn't explode this weekend I'll be playing 📞 of 💩 on the XB1

Box of box?  Sweeeet.
140  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Loot Crate on: November 07, 2014, 10:26:13 PM
For what it's worth, I tried a 3 month run of it late last year partially out of my own curiosity and out of potentially getting a subscription for my nephew as a holiday gift.

It wasn't terrible, but by the second box I knew it was not something I was going to continue.  A lot of the filler things in there are small tchotchkes that you could see being giving out for free at a trade event or something.  And some of them felt like things that a company would want put in there as free advertising, like a breakfast drink in the "celebrate" gamers themed box.

I think the best thing I got out of it was the Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks.

Some things seemed to skew very young (like the toys), and some older (like a shot glass), so it didn't seem particularly great for me or my nephew in the long run.  And I realized most of the items were things I wanted to give away or throw away so they weren't clutter in my house.  I  didn't care about them beyond the "ooh, new thing" fun of opening a box.  But that's just my experience. 

If you want a good idea of what's in each month, this site shows all the boxes for the last year+: http://www.mysubscriptionaddiction.com/category/loot-crate-reviews

At the very least you can maybe reuse some of it as holiday stocking stuffers.
141  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Hell froze over and Blizzard made a new IP] Overwatch on: November 07, 2014, 09:13:48 PM
Looks very similar to TF2, but I would bet they're creating the characters with more mind towards DOTA/LOL so they can continue to release them as time goes on.
142  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Just Cause 3 on: November 07, 2014, 09:11:14 PM
I'll give these guys the benefit of the doubt until they actually announce something. 

There's no reason to assume something they were trying out internally is going to be in the final game, especially given how the wind has changed on free to play in "core" games over the last couple years.
143  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Assassin's Creed Unity on: November 07, 2014, 02:41:57 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on November 07, 2014, 01:28:13 AM

Why do you guys still play games on the PC?  Weird.

I hope this is a joke...  If not, I'd say it's for many reasons depending on the game or person: cheaper prices and frequent sales, higher framerates and resolutions, mod support, longer lifespan for games in general, faster patching, mouse and keyboard support, choice of gamepad, and on and on.
144  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ubisoft pulls upcoming games from Steam on: November 07, 2014, 02:37:33 AM
The problem is that one of the main reasons the PC has grown so huge in the last few years is because the market has largely settled under the single roof of Steam.  They provide a great, reliable service and have consistently driven consumer friendly prices with sales that also benefit developers.

Sure, some people still buy certain games in retail or from GOG or Desura, but by and large it seems like most "casual hardcore" players only check Steam these days, especially for major releases.

If you split the market up again into all of these disparate services with different logins and different support for patches and online failures and everything else then things are taking a huge step backwards from a usability and consumer friendliness standpoint.
145  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ubisoft pulls upcoming games from Steam on: November 06, 2014, 11:18:44 PM

Quote from: Lee on November 06, 2014, 11:16:17 PM

Thought that was only in the UK they were pulled from Steam? Only AC was pulled here in the States?

Well, you can go on Steam right now and see the Far Cry 4 and The Crew are not available currently.  At least they haven't shown up for me today and Far Cry 4 was definitely there yesterday.
146  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Ubisoft pulls upcoming games from Steam on: November 06, 2014, 11:07:10 PM
So Ubisoft has pulled their upcoming holiday releases (Assassin's Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4 and The Crew) off Steam today.   This was already being discussed a bit in the AC: Unity thread, but I figured some people may not go there if they don't care about Assassin's Creed, and this is a larger topic.

Since they did this without notice or comment, most people are assuming it is to drive everybody to their Uplay store.  Or perhaps as leverage to get a better percent from Valve (which will likely not happen).
147  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Assassin's Creed Unity on: November 06, 2014, 11:04:15 PM
I'm pretty sure everybody was damn near livid when EA launched Origin and took their games of Steam, I'm not sure where you're getting the idea that we were all super cool with it, Tilt.
148  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon Echo on: November 06, 2014, 08:14:48 PM

Quote from: farley2k on November 06, 2014, 07:38:57 PM


I love how they go on and on about how "The genius of Echo is that it's a more nimble, leaner version of a technology that's been caged up inside of other devices for years."  Yes, as if having a single device plugged in to a single room of your house is more convenient than a phone or tablet or laptop that you carry around with you?

Sometimes I think writers on gadget sites have no real sense of reality and get far too caught up in marketing hype.  
149  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon Echo on: November 06, 2014, 08:09:21 PM
I think I'd call mine "Jarvis". 

But I can't for the life of me imagine why I would want this.  I already have Google or Cortana I can talk to and I never use those services. 

I agree with those above that say for this to be compelling it needs to tie into the whole house or something (which won't happen for $100, obviously).
150  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 06, 2014, 05:13:26 PM
I really wish selecting an achievement from the dashboard to view more details on didn't load up the last game you were playing only to snap the achievements to the side.  That whole system needs a total revamp to make viewing achievements much faster and easier to access like they were before.
151  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: November 06, 2014, 03:36:36 AM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on November 05, 2014, 08:22:41 PM

Series

Clan Wars seems to be the newest "normal" version on sale. 

Aah, with a name like Clan Wars I assumed that was a multiplayer-only something or other.

I already bought Revolution assuming it was the latest, so now I own another outdated version of Worms.   icon_confused
152  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: November 05, 2014, 08:13:37 PM
Worms Revolution was the lastest "normal" Worms game, right? 
153  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [indie film]Hardcore on: November 05, 2014, 05:11:55 PM
Having a silent protagonist has the same problems as games, it forces some other idiot to spout unnatural dialog to tell the audience what is going on or what to pay attention to.

Also, it looks like that guy fired a fake guy like a 10 year old.  Simulating the opposite of kick from the shotgun by shoving it forward when he shot.  That really ruined the action for me. 

Also pretty sure it's not one cut, you can see certain times where they make transitions when pulling out grenades and such.
154  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3,360,PS4,XB1,PC] Grand Theft Auto V on: November 05, 2014, 05:06:03 PM

Quote from: Glycerine on November 05, 2014, 01:35:54 AM

I can't wait to play through this again on PS4.  The next gen videos look really good, and this time I can actually play the multiplayer without paying a monthly fee.

Um, except for PS+ you mean, right?
155  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360,XB1] Forza Horizon 2 on: November 04, 2014, 05:22:45 PM

Quote from: Purge on November 04, 2014, 03:29:17 PM

Who's drivatar do I have to PIT to get into a clan around here?!

The GT! one is open to anybody I think.  Once you get to the point where you can join a club it will give you the option to join one your friends are already in or enter the name, but you have to complete several races before that option opens up.
156  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/03) on: November 03, 2014, 03:59:49 AM
I think I'll be abstaining for this week, just playing Sunset Overdrive and waiting for other new releases. 
157  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, XB1, PC] Evolve (from Turtle Rock) on: November 01, 2014, 04:56:52 AM
For anyone interested, put one of these in Steam:

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   CODE for PC:
XJL75-Z35R8-R7FA9
XJL7X-5C4XG-KQ47F
XJL8I-2FVN3-W5YE0
XJL92-BB4VL-MA6FJ
158  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1] Sunset Overdrive (Insomniac's latest) on: October 31, 2014, 06:24:01 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on October 31, 2014, 06:03:57 PM

One little piece of advice:

If you're like me and like to spin off and do a lot of the collectibles before doing the main story, be aware that there are some that are unreachable until you unlock the appropriate move in the storyline missions.

I saw Kotaku recommended playing through the Awesomesmithing mission to get the last major movement advancement, but that's halfway through the 4th and final chapter, so they're basically saying "complete 95% of the game and then do the open world stuff" which seems crazy to me.
159  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 10/31/14 on: October 31, 2014, 06:15:17 PM
Sunset Overdrive for sure.

Marvel Heroes a bit most likely, at least for the Halloween event stuff.

Forza Horizon 2 if I need a break from those for a bit.  This is one that I think I'll never even get close to finishing all the content.
160  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] Lords of the Fallen on: October 31, 2014, 06:00:57 PM
I'm glad to hear this one is pretty decent.  I have too many games right now to pick it up but it should be on sale by the time there is more of a lull.
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