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161  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Possible big XBox sale coming on: February 21, 2015, 12:10:39 AM
They did finally add Halo: Master Chief Collection for the Weekend Bonus deals, but it's $36, not $24.  :/

No sign of Lords of the Fallen.
162  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] The Order: 1886 on: February 20, 2015, 12:40:24 AM
Not trying to start shit, I just thought this was funny: http://imgur.com/gallery/AKKU9xx   icon_smile
163  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] The Order: 1886 on: February 19, 2015, 11:27:19 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on February 19, 2015, 04:36:16 PM

If you are an action gamer, this game isn't for you. 

This is the part that I think applies most to someone like me.  Everything I've heard and read about this from the start is that it's pretty but just a very limited, linear experience, and I know that's not for me at all.

I don't want to play a bunch of interactive cut scenes, or a ton of quick-time events, regardless of how pretty it is.  I play games mostly for the gameplay, and if that sucks then I don't want to even get close.  I imagine people falling on the other side of that equation and want a "story experience" are ones that rate the game higher.
164  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (2/17) on: February 19, 2015, 10:45:34 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on February 16, 2015, 04:09:10 PM

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse.  Claymation Kirby!   icon_biggrin

Well, after reading some impressions of this and watching some video, I decided to change my mind on this. 

I think in my head I just really wanted this to be a real Kirby platformer and the drawing of lines doesn't look like it translates into much fun.  Even people that liked Canvas Curse say this one is less inspired.  What a shame.   icon_frown 
165  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Possible big XBox sale coming on: February 17, 2015, 10:36:26 PM

Quote from: EddieA on February 17, 2015, 09:53:01 PM

It looks like Lords of The Fallen is back up to full price.  I'm guessing it wasn't supposed to be on sale until the weekend, along with Halo MCC and some others.

Heh, ok.  Those were the two that I was specifically interested in, so I guess I wait and see.
166  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Help me pick my next game on: February 17, 2015, 08:35:32 PM
Out of those I'd say Shadow of Mordor is the clear winner to me.  I enjoyed Far Cry 4 and Wolfenstein, but Mordor is the best of the bunch.
167  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Possible big XBox sale coming on: February 17, 2015, 07:38:05 PM

Quote from: Caine on February 17, 2015, 06:19:09 PM

Looks like a great week to get an XB1.   ninja

I also just got an email from Xbox Rewards that I can get $50 off a new Xbox One and get another free game as well.  Too bad I already own one.

Try this link: http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/list/categoryID.69728300
168  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Possible big XBox sale coming on: February 17, 2015, 05:04:42 PM
Man their store on the Xbone is terrible to navigate.  It says there are 31 games on sale, but they only show half of those in the Ultimate Game Sale page, with no way to just list them all as far as I can see.
169  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Interview on: February 17, 2015, 02:48:09 AM
Yeah, I watched it when it hit Netflix and enjoyed it but didn't think it was awesome.  3/5 for me.  I thought the guy who played Kim Jong Un did surprisingly well and was probably the best part.
170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, XB1, PC] Evolve (from Turtle Rock) on: February 17, 2015, 02:43:33 AM

Quote from: Ridah on February 16, 2015, 08:34:46 PM

I'm surprised more people here aren't playing the game, I thought it was the first big title of the year for most.

It might have been until I played the alpha/beta tests.  That experience went a lot like the early impressions since it came out: a lot of running, a lot of feeling ineffective and not a lot of actual fun.  I think unless you have a crew of people that you specifically want to play with, this isn't going to hold most people's interest.
171  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - Valentine's Day 2015 edition on: February 17, 2015, 02:38:21 AM
I played several hours of Marvel Heroes again, since they have a couple events going at once. 

And then I finally got back into Dying Light and have really enjoyed my time (or most of it) once I got past that initial night mission.
172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (2/17) on: February 17, 2015, 02:37:00 AM

Quote from: YellowKing on February 16, 2015, 09:09:49 PM

The Xbox Live Ultimate Game sale starts this week, so I have my eye on Alien: Isolation and Lords of the Fallen, depending on the depth of discount. Lords of the Fallen has been rumored at $9, so I'm really hoping that turns out to be legit.

If Lords of the Fallen is even close to $10 I'll jump on that as well.  I've wanted to play that but there have been too many other games for me to pick it up.
173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (2/17) on: February 16, 2015, 05:51:24 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on February 16, 2015, 04:44:59 PM

Waiting for reviews on Kirby.

I'll give you a quick summary of how I'm sure they will read: "Another great game from Nintendo that isn't very difficult but is absolutely adorable!".  slywink
174  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (2/17) on: February 16, 2015, 04:09:10 PM
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse.  Claymation Kirby!   icon_biggrin
175  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dying Light on: February 16, 2015, 03:39:44 AM
I finally came back to this today and was able to pass that required night mission and a few hours beyond.  I really like this game quite a bit, it plays to everything I enjoy about open world games. 

The night can definitely be terrifying, but so far I haven't found the need to sleep through it.  I've survived a couple without getting spotted and that feels pretty good.  It's kind of funny how much surviving the night makes the daytime feel like child's play.

I definitely don't feel the need for a Hard mode, though, heh. 
176  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Carmageddon Reincarnation on: February 14, 2015, 08:40:26 PM
So, they just put out a big 10.3GB patch and have launched what they're calling the public beta with all of the main game, cars and multiplayer intact.  (of course they call it a Public Pubic Beta...ugh)

Here's a trailer for it.

Normally "public beta" means that there is a beta available for free for everyone to try for some amount of time, but what I gather here is that this is just moving the Early Access state to beta.  You have to buy the game to get this "public" beta, so that's kind of a silly designation.
177  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Knack on: February 14, 2015, 01:51:35 AM
I'm still surprised they never made this a PS+ game.  I mean, $10 is pretty dang cheap, but I'm sure more people would try it for "free".  And it's not like there can be a ton of people still buying it at retail.
178  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The Man From UNCLE from Guy Ritchie on: February 12, 2015, 06:20:36 AM
I'm a bit too young to remember the original, but I have to say from the trailer this looks like a great update on an old idea.   thumbsup

http://www.ew.com/article/2015/02/11/man-from-uncle-trailer
179  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: NEW 3DS and XL on: February 11, 2015, 12:58:44 AM

Quote from: Gratch on February 10, 2015, 04:21:03 AM

The comparison GIF is for Xenoblade Chronicles, a game which originally came out for the Wii and is being ported over to the new new 3DS.

The Wii U game you're referring to is Xenoblade Chronicles X, which is a completely different game (and looks much better).

Oh, well, how could anybody ever make a mistake between those games.   retard  (blaming the silly naming convention, not your explanation)
180  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Eurogamer drops review scores on: February 10, 2015, 07:25:11 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on February 10, 2015, 06:38:00 PM

I highly recommend reading The Martian by Andy Weir if you like books that I'd rate a 9.5 for various behind the scenes reasons you'll never see.  Do you prefer romance novels, serious ones, or even like sci fi?  Irrelevant.  The question is just whether or not you like 9.5 books.

I'm not sure what your point is.  I can look on Amazon and see that it's a 4.5 star book, and since I do like scifi I'm going to dig more and see if it's worthwhile*.  If it was a 2 star book, I wouldn't bother regardless of any other details since most people clearly don't like it.  

* hypothetically.  I have already read The Martian and it's fantastic.
181  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Medieval Engineers (from the Space Engineers folks) on: February 10, 2015, 05:08:34 PM
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182  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Eurogamer drops review scores on: February 10, 2015, 05:03:07 PM
I'm fine with this, but really that's what people use review scores for anyway: broad generalizations on a sliding scale like "this is amazing", "this is for genre fans", "not so good" and "totally avoid".  That is what makes review scores useful, and aggregate ones like Metacritic or GameRankings potentially even more-so. 

I love the fact that their reasoning for this is "reviewing games is hard, you guys; we need to be more vague in our judgements".  Game sites and magazines have been talking about this same thing since the 90's, it's nothing new. 

Oh, and they totally cop out of it anyway with this:

Quote
When searching for reviews in Google, however, you will still see star ratings attached to Eurogamer reviews: five stars for Essential, four for Recommended, one for Avoid, three for everything else. Google is a very important source of traffic for us, and it's vital that our reviews are made easy to find by being as featured as prominently as possible. The star ratings help a great deal with this, and we feel that the scheme I've just described is a pretty close match for our system that won't misrepresent our reviews. That said, it's important they are not misinterpreted as us sneaking a numerical score out there by stealth. If you see three stars against our review on Google, that means the game belongs to a broad middle band of quality - not that it secretly got 6/10.

If you're giving it a star rating for Google SEO, why not just give it a damn star rating to begin with?
183  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Medieval Engineers (from the Space Engineers folks) on: February 10, 2015, 02:00:50 AM

Quote from: Clanwolfer on February 10, 2015, 12:35:51 AM

I guess the pitfall of Early Access is you mentally categorize a game as incomplete forever, unless you happen to see a news story about it leaving Early Access.

Yeah, this is a definite pitfall to EA to me.  Along with all the "new/fresh" enthusiasm being completely worn off by the time a game actually launches.  It can be a double edged sword.

As for Medieval Engineers, I like what I see but am definitely not jumping in at the Early, Early Access stage.  They need to show more substance before I put money down.
184  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Jupiter Ascending on: February 10, 2015, 01:51:39 AM
I don't think you need perspective on why it bombed, other than the fact it looked like crap, and turned out to be crap.

22% is slightly higher than I expected, but obviously not very good at all.
185  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (2/10) on: February 09, 2015, 07:08:03 PM
Nothing for me.  Though I did buy Grow Home yesterday so I suppose technically that counts for this week.
186  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dying Light on: February 09, 2015, 07:05:43 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on February 09, 2015, 03:12:14 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on February 09, 2015, 04:04:51 AM

I picked this up for some reason and got to play for several hours yesterday. 

I got to the point of the first forced night mission and after first running away from the virals I started creeping veeeery slowly to avoid all the others and try to get back to the tower.  After creeping slowly (and running one more time) for a long time, somehow a viral just spotted me out of nowhere as I was crouching behind a car.  Of course a whole bunch of them started chasing me and then I died.  And it spawned me back before I got the last package.  Fuck that. 

This game can go to hell if they really want to introduce players to their night mechanic with a forced night mission (after a terrible cutscene where my character does stupid things for clearly terrible people) that is going to take a long time and end in death and resets.  I'm fine with failing on my own terms, but being forced to fail and lose time is not my idea of fun.

my first night mission lasted about 30-45 seconds.  Just run like a little bitch to the tower doing your best to avoid any groups of bad guys and use your survivor sense to avoid the powerful ones completely.  Having troubles?  Do it coop.  Nothign forced you to fail

Hmm, I don't think it's even possible to run back to the tower in 30 seconds from the second drop location even if you run directly at the zombies.  I ran away from them which led me to the beach and taking a left, having to go a long way around the cliffs with lots of crawling and waiting.

People tell me that using the UV flashlight on the volatiles (or virals?) will actually stun them.  It would be really nice if the game explained that.  I tried using that thing on some normal zombies and nothing seemed to happen so I assumed it was a way to see at night without being spotted. 

As I snuck around at night the game just keep telling me to use my flashlight in the dark, which seems really stupid because it will just get me spotted.  Even though the volatiles seem to be able to see perfectly in the dark and spot you even when you're doing nothing.   disgust
187  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dying Light on: February 09, 2015, 04:04:51 AM
I picked this up for some reason and got to play for several hours yesterday. 

I got to the point of the first forced night mission and after first running away from the virals I started creeping veeeery slowly to avoid all the others and try to get back to the tower.  After creeping slowly (and running one more time) for a long time, somehow a viral just spotted me out of nowhere as I was crouching behind a car.  Of course a whole bunch of them started chasing me and then I died.  And it spawned me back before I got the last package.  Fuck that. 

This game can go to hell if they really want to introduce players to their night mechanic with a forced night mission (after a terrible cutscene where my character does stupid things for clearly terrible people) that is going to take a long time and end in death and resets.  I'm fine with failing on my own terms, but being forced to fail and lose time is not my idea of fun.
188  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS+ Feb Games! Great Month on: February 09, 2015, 03:07:33 AM

Quote from: Starshift on February 09, 2015, 01:49:12 AM

Quick question for you guys.  If I join PS+ this month do I qualify for these free games even if I sign up on the last day of the month?  Or do you have to have been a Plus member for sometime?

Thanks!

Yep, you can join PS+ any time during the month and get the free games.  You just need to subscribe and "buy" the current free set before the current games go away and are replaced with a new batch. 

It's kind of dumb that you have to manually get the games or it doesn't count, but that's how the system works.  I'm sure it saves them tons of money in the long run.
189  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Clarify something for me concerning the X360 and Live Gold on: February 07, 2015, 06:06:51 PM

Quote from: Blackhawk on February 07, 2015, 02:45:17 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on February 07, 2015, 05:55:06 AM

Quote from: Blackhawk on February 07, 2015, 04:28:24 AM

I do not regret my decision to go Sony this time around.

The irony is, had you gone Xbox One this round it wouldn't be an issue.


No, the 360 games would all still require multiple accounts.

Well I'm glad that the PS4 magically fixes that for you then.  As if you didn't know what I clearly meant.   Roll Eyes
190  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Clarify something for me concerning the X360 and Live Gold on: February 07, 2015, 05:55:06 AM

Quote from: Blackhawk on February 07, 2015, 04:28:24 AM

I do not regret my decision to go Sony this time around.

The irony is, had you gone Xbox One this round it wouldn't be an issue.
191  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: TurboTax or an Accountant? on: February 04, 2015, 07:02:19 PM
I have also felt similar to ATB at times but have never really known how to find a "good" accountant.  In the end I assume what wonderpug says, that they're not going to do much different than ask the same questions I fill in on a TurboTax form.

Last year I did spend half the year as an independent contractor, which is a new thing for me.  I've been putting money aside to pay the assumed taxes from that work since they don't take them out of the paychecks.

In general, do any of you have a regular accountant and/or financial adviser for retirement and investment stuff? 
192  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Humble Star Wars Bundle on: February 03, 2015, 07:27:16 PM
A new Humble Bundle is available featuring Star Wars games, Steam keys for all.

Pay what you want for KOTOR, Jedi Academy and Dark Forces.

Pay more than average for Battlefront 2, KOTOR2 and Republic Commando (and more games coming soon).

Pay $12 or more and get Empire at War Gold Pack, Force Unleashed and Force Unleashed 2. 

Since I had none of these games on Steam, $12 seemed like a fair price to me for all of that plus more bonuses to come.   icon_smile
193  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: February 02, 2015, 10:10:28 PM
Torchlight 2 just finally launched on Mac as well.
194  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: February 02, 2015, 10:06:59 PM
I'd imagine Pikmin 3 might be another great one for the kids to watch.  It's a fun game either way.
195  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: February 01, 2015, 10:04:57 PM
Well, you won't get any "I told you so" from me; I think the Wii U is a great console.  Not a great primary console for 3rd parties, but amazing if you like Nintendo games.
196  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Starbound on: February 01, 2015, 08:26:06 PM
Well if that stuff is really cool maybe I'll keep going.  But in my opinion, if it takes an average player several hours to get to the actual new and unique part of your game, then you've probably done something wrong. 
197  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Starbound on: February 01, 2015, 06:30:12 PM
I played for a few hours yesterday and other than having a ship this felt almost exactly like Terraria.  Maybe once I can find the core samples and repair my ship it will get better, but as of now I'm pretty disappointed to just be playing the same thing as before. 

I guess it's a nice improvement to just use the same tool for digging all the time and not run out of picks and whatever, but I'm still just mining coal and chopping down trees to I can place torches everywhere in mines and go down further to get more ores.  Super futuristic.

I don't even really find a purpose in most of the crafting.  I built a set of armor but I started with a purple sword that is better than anything I can craft.  I couldn't give a crap about building cosmetic junk like a table and chairs.

I thought this was supposed to be more about exploring worlds, but it's just the same mining game.  It's not bad, but I already burned out on doing that in Terraria long ago.
198  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 4 on: January 31, 2015, 07:48:30 AM

Quote from: naednek on January 31, 2015, 07:19:44 AM

Well there's definetely respawning of guards.  I was doing a Karma mission, had to kill a commander.  They were station near a stationary machine gun.  After clearing them out, I saw some wild animals and figured I'd go hunting redneck style.  But then a freaking eagle was near by.  I spent two rounds of trying to kill the eagle, and when I did, the two animal corpses I was going for were gone, and then I heard something behind me at a distance.  I turn around what do you know, the same guard camp I just cleared out is fully populated with more guards.

This is farcy 2 all over again. 

No, camps only repopulate if you haven't taken out the Stronghold in the area.  And you will get a radio call asking for help if one of them is going to be attacked again.  It's not really like Far Cry 2 at all in that respect.  I think you're reading too much into some random encounters or other enemies driving into the area.
199  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/Wii U/Ps4] Project CARS on: January 30, 2015, 10:29:04 PM
Here's some more recent rain footage of Project CARS: http://gfycat.com/RareOffensiveCavy 
200  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Starbound on: January 30, 2015, 07:42:40 PM
So they finally had a really big update after having been pretty quiet for 9 months or something. 

Since the game was on sale I decided to take a chance on it.  Anybody still playing this, or also just pick it up in the sale? 

I never played the earlier versions but this looks like Terraria mixed with being able to explore and find new worlds, which I dig in concept.  I'm hoping to get some time with it this weekend.
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