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161  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (07/14) on: July 15, 2014, 07:19:43 PM
WTF.
162  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1]Homefront: Revolution on: July 15, 2014, 07:15:50 PM

Quote from: Ridah on July 15, 2014, 06:48:29 PM

Aside from the first Crysis and Far Cry they haven't been very successful. I did enjoy Crysis 3, though.

I've heard that Warface is doing great in Russia, but it's not doing well anywhere else. 
163  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The weekend playlist - 7/11 on: July 14, 2014, 02:42:55 AM
I had another random game weekend.  Reinstalled NFS: Most Wanted and played a bit of that.  It's still fun, but something about it never grabs me. 

Continued playing Sir, You're Being Hunted until it frustrated me again.  I probably won't even finish it once at this pace.

And then spent a few more hours in State of Decay: Breakdown.  Much harder the second time around, not sure I want to go for the third one to up the difficulty again.  I was also bummed that only one of my survivors came over when I escaped, I thought you got to choose a few.
164  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1]Homefront: Revolution on: July 14, 2014, 02:40:14 AM
Lots of bad rumors (or rumours) surrounding this one.  Supposedly people haven't been paid in quite a while and last week many people just quit coming to work because of it.  Now rumors say that the game director has resigned from Crytek UK as well. 

And this is all coming after the impressions from E3 that left most people thinking it felt just like another Crysis game without the fun suit powers.

I've got a bad feeling about this...
165  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: What virus/malware software do you use? on: July 14, 2014, 02:34:48 AM
I only use the free Microsoft Security Essentials (ignore the horrid Viglink...) and haven't had problems in many years. 

But I also try to be very smart about what I download and browse to.  I'm shocked at how many problems my parents can continually run into...   saywhat
166  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1]Battleborn - Gearbox new IP on: July 13, 2014, 09:50:45 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on July 13, 2014, 01:27:35 PM

There was nothing but a CGI trailer and what sounds like another MOBA cash in,  we need to see a lot more before we get excited I think.

Yeah, I had the same thought.  No real details other than some garbage buzz words.  Until they can show it as anything other than another attempt at jumping on the MOBA bandwagon I'm not going to care too much. 

Plus, I've already played the Monday Night Combat games that did a good job at making a first person MOBA-like, and that was before I was completely sick of hearing about Dota and LoL.
167  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sir, You Are Being Hunted (PC/Steam) on: July 12, 2014, 10:21:22 PM
I picked this up on Steam yesterday in the $5 sale.  Strangely enough it defaulted to being in Madam mode, which I didn't even realize was an option so the voice over kept calling me "Madam" instead of "Sir" until I quit and figured out where that setting was.

So far the game seems pretty cool, but it does feel just a bit limited.  I haven't gotten all of my pieces yet, but I have played for quite a while and I kind of wish there was one more layer of mechanics or something.  I feel like even with the random generation I'm going to finish it once and never play again. 

For 5 bucks I guess I can't complain too much, though.
168  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What's your current jam? on: July 12, 2014, 09:55:26 PM
I've had this song stuck in my head on and off for a few weeks.  It's in the same vein as some Queens of the Stone Age.  I wanted to buy the album but the rest seems to be of a different style, so I just keep listening to this song on YouTube:

Kongos - I'm Only Joking

Anyone else?
169  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dual Shock 4 now works with PS3 on: July 12, 2014, 05:35:43 PM
As mentioned in the other thread this was linked to a while ago, just be aware that it's not 100% compatible with everything.
170  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: July 12, 2014, 05:16:42 PM
Argh, me too. 

EDIT: I guess today's is actually the new Rise of the Triad for $2.99, it's just the wrong picture.
171  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's for Lunch Today? on: July 09, 2014, 07:06:17 PM
Meeting an old coworker at Slater's 50/50 for lunch so probably a crazy unhealthy burger or something.  smile
172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/neXtBox/360/Ps3/Ps4] Wolfenstein:The New Order on: July 09, 2014, 02:27:06 AM

Quote from: Turtle on July 08, 2014, 11:26:36 PM

Be prepared to have most AAA games from now on require 64bit, there's probably a bunch of PC only titles that will make that switch as well in the coming years.

Yeah, I'd say if you're looking to play new games like Wolfenstein and your PC can handle it, you should definitely just invest in 64-bit Win 7.
173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (07/07) on: July 07, 2014, 03:22:41 AM
Nothing interesting on there for me.
174  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (06/30) on: July 06, 2014, 03:54:34 AM
If you guys put all of those impressions and discussions in it's own thread, it might actually survive.  slywink
175  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 7/4/14 on: July 06, 2014, 03:53:48 AM
I've been jumping between games trying to find something that sticks.  I played several hours of Torchlight 2 yesterday. 

Also played the new update for Next Car Game with a new car and track.

Today I started up State of Decay: Lifeline that I got in the Steam sale and realized it's frequent objectives aren't how I like to play that game.  Instead I'm finally playing the Breakdown DLC that I had never gotten around to.  It's just the sort of open-ended survival I like SoD for.
176  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I had a pretty sad encounter today at Rite Aid on: July 05, 2014, 04:44:52 AM
I think this thread has probably run its course in Off-Topic.
177  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: July 02, 2014, 08:44:29 PM
Actually, from the same user:
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...the PS3 still sees it as a generic controller. So sixaxis, vibration and PS button still won't work

And some games like GTAV still don't support it.  Not sure half-assed support is really worth it to me at this point, but I do hate the PS3 controller.
178  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Enchanted 2 on: July 02, 2014, 03:59:03 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on July 02, 2014, 02:16:44 PM

Prediction: This will be the Roger Rabbit of Disney Princess movies.

If you're just creating this thread for your magic prediction, perhaps you could elaborate on what you mean by this?
179  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Broken Age (formerly Double Fine Adventure) on: July 01, 2014, 11:25:02 PM
Yeah, I have to go with the crowd and say that it was underwhelming, if decent in parts.  Maybe as an early Kickstarter backer it could never live up to my hopes and dreams, but it just didn't really recapture the magic and humor of the older Tim Schafer adventure games that I love.

However, for the price it was going for (~$8.50) I would have said it's probably worthwhile.
180  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tomorrow is July 1, will we have ATB's GOTY? on: July 01, 2014, 06:43:05 PM
For games released this year, I'd probably have to say the best or my favorite would be Mario Kart 8. 

Dark Souls 2 was really good, but I never finished it.  Shovel Knight seems really good, but I got stuck and haven't played enough of it to call that. 

I wasn't all that hot on Infamous Second Son.  Watch Dogs was a disappointment.  Broken Age was alright but kind of a disappointment as well.
181  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NBC] Community on: July 01, 2014, 02:51:13 AM
Renewed for a 6th season by Yahoo.  Yahoo?   saywhat

Harmon had this to say:
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I look forward to bringing our beloved NBC sitcom to a larger audience by moving it online. I vow to dominate our new competition. Rest easy, 'Big Bang Theory.' Look out, 'Bang Bus!'
 
 icon_lol
182  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (06/30) on: July 01, 2014, 02:07:24 AM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on June 30, 2014, 08:33:03 PM

The developers of Divinity: Original Sin say they've wanted to make a traditional turn-based RPG for many years, but they couldn't find a publisher willing to finance development.  No matter how the final product turned out -- and early impressions seem universally positive so far -- I'm glad Kickstarter gave them the opportunity to at least try.

Yeah, more power to them for being able to make the game they wanted with crowd funding and I'm glad to see it be the top seller on Steam today.  I guess I'm just not really interested in turn-based RPG group combat and would much prefer a single character action RPG which I thought all the other Divinity games were.
183  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Played my first gig in 8 or 9 years last night. on: June 30, 2014, 08:24:43 PM
Nice, that has to feel great!
184  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3/PC]Saints Row 4 on: June 30, 2014, 07:28:20 PM

Quote from: Roguetad on June 30, 2014, 07:12:23 PM

The love and attention to detail that Volition puts into SR makes me happy.  I want to see what they can do on the next gen consoles.     

Yeah, it will be really interesting to see where they go with it, given how crazy they got by the fourth game.  As much as I loved IV I do hope they go a bit more grounded with the next one.
185  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/neXtBox/360/Ps3/Ps4] Wolfenstein:The New Order on: June 30, 2014, 07:24:44 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on June 30, 2014, 07:22:24 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on June 30, 2014, 06:52:00 PM

Do you need to play the older Metros to get the most out of Last Light?

Metro Redux is going to include both games.

Redux is also half price ($12.49) on Steam currently, and was even cheaper during the sale.

EDIT - I was mistaken.  Apparently Steam is selling them as separate games, Metro 2033 Redux and Metro Last Light Redux.  It's only the 2033 Redux that is cheap if you own the original.
186  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (06/30) on: June 30, 2014, 07:11:20 PM

Quote from: Roguetad on June 30, 2014, 07:06:38 PM

I bought Divinity with 10 minutes left on the Steam sale.  I'm liking this ressurgence of turn based cRPGs (thanks to crowd funding).

It's turn-based?  For some reason I thought it was an action RPG, but I haven't kept up with it at all.
187  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Summer Sale Haul 2014 on: June 30, 2014, 06:30:12 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on June 28, 2014, 06:54:57 PM

Finally broke down and bought my first games of the sale:

Jet Car Stunts (w/ free copy of Ion Assault) - $3.39
Goat Simulator - $5.99

Also bought:

State of Decay: Lifeline DLC $4.68
188  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Summer Sale Haul 2014 on: June 28, 2014, 06:54:57 PM
Finally broke down and bought my first games of the sale:

Jet Car Stunts (w/ free copy of Ion Assault) - $3.39
Goat Simulator - $5.99
189  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pacific Rim 2 Catch All - Because it is coming in 2017! on: June 27, 2014, 07:36:59 PM
Sweet!  I was a fan of the first one despite the hokey plot, so I'm really excited to see what they can do with a sequel. 
190  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [E3 2012] Watch Dogs on: June 19, 2014, 10:00:40 PM
You also have to realize that JZ is running mods and extra crap.  It's entirely possible to just fire the game up and play with autodetected settings if anything more stresses you out.  It works fine and looks good, no reason to dis on PC gaming these days.
191  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon's new product: Holographic 3D Phone? on: June 19, 2014, 07:58:35 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 19, 2014, 07:41:08 PM

I'm surprised that avid Amazon shoppers aren't more excited by Firefly, actually.

If you currently have the Amazon app, there is a feature in the search menu called "Flow" which can give you an idea of how this can be used.

Here's an example of where I tend to use it:  If I'm browsing Barnes & Noble and I see a book I might be interested in, I will either scan the cover or the barcode which immediately brings up the product info and I can get to the Kindle version from there.  At this point, that requires a number of steps (get to the app and open it, go to search, choose Flow and then get to the Kindle version from there).  If the option is available to just hold down a button and immediately find that product, I would use it even more.

I never go into bookstores anymore, but for anything I want the best price on I just remember the name of it and look up prices when I get home.  I don't need an app that only shows me prices from one place, that's pretty limiting.  If I already know I'm getting a Kindle book, I just browse on the website at home, not on my phone while I'm in public.  I don't see that as a big limitation, it's not like I'm buying 5 books a day or anything.

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Add to this the idea that I can do the same thing to find out about a song on the radio or a movie I catch the tail end of, and this could get a lot of use.

I don't listen to the radio by choice, and if it's ever on I pretty much hate all of that music.  I don't have cable, so the movies and tv shows I watch are also by choice on disc or streaming, so I never just catch the tail end of anything by chance.

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I would hope that it wouldn't just lead to shopping stuff but also directly link to AllMusic info or IMDB pages or Goodreads reviews, but I imagine the point of it is to take you to Amazon.

See, that's the problem.  If it was a full price comparison across many stores, that might be useful.  The fact that it's only giving me Amazon (where I already shop a ton) means that it isn't super useful as a consumer tool to me.  I never feel like I'm out and about and need to look something up on Amazon.  My life is just not that crazy, I guess.
192  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: June 19, 2014, 07:44:22 PM
Hmm, nothing too good yet.  A little tempted by Dead Rising 3 prepurchase, but will wait for a lower price later.
193  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon's new product: Holographic 3D Phone? on: June 18, 2014, 09:55:27 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 18, 2014, 09:00:44 PM

For example, the Amzon app on ios currently uses Flow search, which seems to be a predecessor of Firefly, and it works fairly well (I usually scan a UPC, though).  If I can do that and find info on songs and movies all from the same feature, which is at the push of a button, that would be incredibly useful to me.  It would save me half a dozen steps that I'm taking now to find out all I want to know about a song I'm hearing.

Yeah, that Firefly thing seems to be combining functionality from a lot of things that already exist (that Flow search, Google Goggles, Shazam, etc), which makes it both less revolutionary but also more convenient.  
194  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon's new product: Holographic 3D Phone? on: June 18, 2014, 07:57:23 PM
Oh yeah, I forgot that this was revealing today. 

Seems like a neat device overall, but I agree that being limited to the Amazon app store instead of the full Google Play store just doesn't seem like a good tradeoff to me.

The autoscroll seems like the handiest feature to me, and that is something that any phone should technically be able to do at this point so I'm sure plenty will mimic it.
195  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (06/16) on: June 18, 2014, 07:49:41 PM
I guess the downloadable game Sixty Second Shooter Prime will be out on Xbox One tomorrow. 
196  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Casey Kasem passed away today at the age of 82 on: June 18, 2014, 04:51:17 PM

Quote from: Harpua3 on June 18, 2014, 05:23:32 AM

Only 3 responses. icon_confused

It's a sad thing, but I kind of thought he was dead already.  I guess when he quit doing Shaggy a few years back that was as good as dead.

But I definitely have memories of listening to his top 40 countdowns on the radio as a young kid sometimes.
197  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Origin free game - Peggle on: June 18, 2014, 04:42:16 AM
The new Origin One the House game for the month is Peggle.  Same deal as always, free to keep once you claim it.
198  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: June 18, 2014, 02:53:04 AM

Quote from: ATB on June 18, 2014, 01:33:36 AM

I'm intentionally avoiding everything about this game.

Is it an MMO or what?

There is a dance emote bound to a direction on the d-pad.  That should answer your question.  slywink
199  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Changes coming to Team Fortress 2: Two Cities update! on: June 18, 2014, 12:02:37 AM
So I guess it's the Love & War update with... new expressions?  Ok.

And a new 15 minute animated movie.
200  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [E3 2012] Watch Dogs on: June 17, 2014, 11:42:13 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on June 17, 2014, 03:13:50 AM

I'm also seeing that blurring when I drive, or heck, when I walk. What it reminds me is those tilt-shift photographs or videos, where things tend to look out of focus beyond a certain distance, say about 100 50 meters in this game. It's a smooth transition, no line or anything, but after these challenges I can definitely say that, for me, the quality of the graphics isn't as good as before, since before the graphics looked sharp for hundreds of meters. What I'm losing in graphic quality I'm gaining in stable (but lower!) frame rate. Since I'm more interested in a less choppy frame rate change, rather than pretty graphics at a distance, I'll stick with the patch for now.

If you don't like the extreme Depth of Field they've enabled with this mod you can turn it off entirely in the game options.  That should get you your more stable framerate without the insanely short clear view distance.  There's a reason some of those old settings looked good for an E3 video but suck for actually playing with, heh. 
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