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161  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 4 on: December 03, 2014, 01:52:09 AM

Quote from: Caine on December 02, 2014, 09:44:47 PM

Ha.  They've already announced that AC:  "Not Unity, we promise" is set for next year and taking place in 19th century London.  Yes, this means we get to investigate Jack the Ripper. 

The comatose patient is still on life support, and they are already planning the next victim.

They didn't announce it, some art content leaked so they confirmed it was real while saying it was unfortunate and still saying their focus was on fixing Unity.
162  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: December 03, 2014, 12:55:03 AM

Quote from: Glycerine on December 03, 2014, 12:45:15 AM

So I go to download Injustice for free and get a nice message telling me that it will only work as long as I remain a PS+ member.  If I ever turn it off, I'll have to buy Injustice at full price.  Haven't been a member for very long, so not sure if this is standard practice.  I downloaded SteamWorld Dig last month and don't remember seeing any message like that.  Maybe it's only for Injustice?  Not really a big deal now, but will suck if/when I decide to cancel.

Yeah, that is how the PS+ free games work.  You only have access to them while your membership continues.  This differs from the Xbox Games With Gold thing where you get to keep them.  But I think most people just keep the subscription all the time in either case.
163  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: December 02, 2014, 09:01:44 PM
They've also put out an update for Red Faction: Guerrilla to replace the GFWLive stuff with Steamworks, add more multiplayer maps and features, and add DX11 support. 

Hopefully this means Nordic realizes what they bought and what people want from it (ie: Guerrilla, not Armageddon).
164  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dear Gamespot, Stop Trying to Make Me Care about Your Host Personalities on: December 02, 2014, 08:58:39 PM
Yeah, I'm really surprised she wasn't part of the layoffs earlier this year, but I guess they kept her since she was a "video personality".  With boobs.
165  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes on: December 02, 2014, 08:52:09 PM

Quote from: farley2k on December 02, 2014, 08:06:15 PM

Should I get this or Skylanders for my kids - 8 and 6?

I like the Marvel universe better but the neighbor boy has Sklanders and lots of figures so I am wondering if it would be better to buy that so they could take figures over there and vice versa.

On the other hand they can play Skylanders any time at his house so would they all appreciate Infinity more because it is different?

Any opinions comparing the two games?

Hmm, that's a tough call.  I only have an adult's perspective, so hard to know for your kids.

One thing you have to consider is that the kids may not be as willing to lend out either of the toys (Disney or Skylanders) since they carry progress and leveling on the toy itself. 

I haven't played Trap Team but I played the last Skylanders and it was a pretty decent and fun platform action game, but it very much wants lots of characters to get to access all areas.  It felt pretty insidious at those points, but it was compelling to me so I could see kids really begging to buy more characters.

On the other hand Disney Infinity 2.0 can play pretty much all of any playset with the characters that come with that set (just missing out on a few collectibles).  In general I just picked a favorite and played that for most of the time.  Some characters can cross over (like Iron Man can go to both Avengers and Spider-man sets), but in general they are kind of separated for good and bad.

However, I personally think that in hind sight Infinity 2.0 is a little shallow overall.  Maybe some of the later content packs will be good, but I found the Avengers and Spider-man sets to be less exciting than expected.  They really recycled a lot of content between the two and hardly have any variety in enemies or areas.  The core that's there can be fun, it's just stretched pretty thin.

And from what I tried of the Toy Box stuff it's really pretty limited and didn't keep my interest beyond downloading a few of the "best" to try out.

It's all good fun, I'm sure even more-so for 6-8 year olds so either one probably won't be a bust.
166  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 01, 2014, 11:44:41 PM
167  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (12/2) on: December 01, 2014, 06:49:26 PM

Quote from: Kvothe on December 01, 2014, 05:10:24 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on December 01, 2014, 05:01:58 PM

The Crew for Xbox One.

Captain Toad is going on my wishlist for the holidays.

I find buying The Crew a brave thing.  I'm rooting for it for sure, but I feel Ubisoft are having a bad fall in someways and the review embargo is less than encouraging.  I realize that isn't always the case though.

Yeah, we'll see.  Ubisoft is definitely not doing well this year, but I've played several of the closed and open beta periods and nothing has stuck out as being problematic.  Secondly, I got it with the $15 back from the Microsoft Store so for $45 I'm willing to take the chance. 

Even if it has server issues or whatever for a few days, that sucks but it's not a huge deal to me since this isn't a single player game where I'm really just waiting to dig in and complete it or anything, it will be a long-term game I play on and off for months.
168  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (12/2) on: December 01, 2014, 05:01:58 PM
The Crew for Xbox One.

Captain Toad is going on my wishlist for the holidays.
169  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What is your phone's current up time? on: November 26, 2014, 02:57:04 AM
Last restarted Nov 17 at 10:41 am. 

T-Mobile now seems to regularly send me notices every week or so to shut down my phone "for best results", so even though it doesn't really matter too much if I see that I usually just reset it at some convenient time so I can get rid of the notice.
170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Assassin's Creed Unity on: November 25, 2014, 10:40:46 PM
Well, I've played in multiple betas for The Crew and I'd say they're in much better shape for core interesting gameplay than Destiny was.  You could drive anywhere and everything basically worked from what I saw.  Even though they only had mission content in one zone and leveling up to a certain level, what was there was already a ton of content so I doubt there will be a lack of that.

I do think it is suspect to not allow people to review it before launch, but The Crew is very much an always online world so I guess if they want to make sure that reviewers see a populated world and experience it "for real" then best to wait just like an MMO.

If they hadn't done multiple open betas I might be worried, but as it stands I don't expect much worse than the usual issues handling load for a couple days. 

Also, a thread exists for The CrewTongue
171  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Jurassic World on: November 25, 2014, 09:06:48 PM
Man, as soon as that giant croc at the shark it was almost a literal shark jump moment.  Creating their own dinosaur hybrid puts this into SyFy territory.
172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/25) on: November 24, 2014, 06:35:35 AM

Quote from: Teggy on November 24, 2014, 05:14:39 AM

Super Mario Ball? Will have to look that up.

It's Mario Pinball Land (on Virtual Console) to those of us in the US.

Nothing new for me this week.
173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 4 on: November 22, 2014, 08:25:30 AM
Man, I've really been struggling to get into this one.  Things are feeling a little better after crafting some more bag space (for money, guns, loot, etc), but the first few hours are not sucking me in like I had hoped.

Maybe it's just because I've already played this game when it was Far Cry 3 and that frankly felt better a lot of the time.  A lot of the movement seems kind of stilted, like they've gone to animation-driven root motion or something.  And the mouse controls just don't quite feel right despite tweaking what settings exist, something is off.

Minor things also drive me a bit nuts, like the fact that they don't allow you to turn off the crouch and sprint toggles but they also don't allow you to turn on aim-down-sights as a toggle.   Roll Eyes

Worst of all, though, is just losing so much progress back to some checkpoint if I happen to die from some dumb random thing.  That's no fun at all and made me just quit playing again tonight.
174  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 4 on: November 21, 2014, 04:39:32 PM

Quote from: Teggy on November 21, 2014, 06:45:08 AM

I've only played about 2 hours but wow does this feel like a Far Cry 3 mod so far. I mean, that doesn't mean it's not fun, but it feels a little too familiar.

Yeah, I started playing last night and have to agree.  It's not terrible, but feels largely like the same exact thing in a less fun environment.

I also ran into the problem where the movement keys would just randomly stop responding as I was running, strafing, etc. and had to look it up to make sure I wasn't going insane or my keyboard wasn't failing.  Nope, just a FC4 bug if you have another controller plugged in, and of course my 360 gamepad was (like always).

Even after fixing that the controls still felt kind of clunky to me, especially the sprinting animations just feel jerky.  And I had to crank the look sensitivity way up, which normally never has to be changed.

Oh well, looking forward to playing some more.  Kinda.
175  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: It's Almost Thanksgiving (USA! USA!), What's your GOTY? on: November 19, 2014, 09:06:30 PM

Quote from: TiLT on November 19, 2014, 08:19:49 PM

There's still 1 1/2 months left of the year, and whatever is freshest in our mind always shines the brightest. Give it a couple more months and ask again then. Any replies right now will be heavily skewed towards the latest releases, while completely skipping anything that hasn't come out yet.

There are no more big releases beyond Smash Bros and The Crew that I'm aware of.  A few more smaller games and re-releases I'm sure, but highly doubtful anything that would stick out as a GOTY.
176  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 4 on: November 19, 2014, 08:22:03 PM
The GeForce Experience sets Optimal settings based on whether you want more Performance or more Quality.  I think there is a little wrench or something you can click to set your preference on that sliding scale if you'd prefer performance more than quality than it's currently giving you.  Or just manually change things as you did.
177  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What's your biggest gaming disappointment/sleeper hit of 2014? on: November 19, 2014, 07:50:35 PM
Yeah, I'd say Watch Dogs and Destiny are high for biggest disappointments.

Shadow of Mordor would be "best surprise" for me as well.  I had hopes, but was keeping expectations low.
178  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: It's Almost Thanksgiving (USA! USA!), What's your GOTY? on: November 19, 2014, 07:29:08 PM
I'd probably have to say Shadow of Mordor so far.  I haven't yet played Far Cry 4, but even if it's as fun as FC3 I don't see it overtaking Mordor since it's not really new or fresh.

Forza Horizon 2 is really good, but doesn't compel me quite as much as the first one did.

Sunset Overdrive is good fun, but not overall awesome.

The game I've put the most time into is probably Marvel Heroes 2015, but despite that weird 2015 monicker it still wasn't released this year, just new to me.
179  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 4 on: November 18, 2014, 04:49:32 AM
Mine is downloading now, but probably won't be here in time to play tonight.
180  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 11/14/14 on: November 17, 2014, 07:03:18 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on November 17, 2014, 01:24:33 PM

I sunk some time into Forza Horizon 2 and enjoyed it quite a bit. Even though it's an open world car game, it's a nice break from the back-to-back open world action titles I've just finished (Shadow of Mordor and Sunset Overdrive). I'm over halfway to the finale now. I doubt I'll go back and do the optional stuff any time soon, but I do want to "finish" it just to get it off my plate before Dragon Age.

Is that the actual Finale, or just the first one?  Once you finish the first set of races at each location you'll realize that there are actually a bajillion more (32 race series in each of the 8 locations).  smile
181  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 11/14/14 on: November 17, 2014, 04:15:04 AM
I played some Battlefield 4, a bit of Marvel Heroes. 

I also tried out Worms Crazy Golf and the Toybox Turbos demo. 
182  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/18) on: November 17, 2014, 04:11:56 AM
Far Cry 4 on PC
183  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Driveclub on: November 16, 2014, 03:20:21 AM
They're still working on fixing all of the server issues, but in the meantime they'll be giving out the first DLC packs for free (it was intended to be  paid content):

Hi everyone,

The team at Evolution continues to work diligently to resolve all of the server issues. We know you have all been extremely patient and understandably frustrated during DRIVECLUB’s launch, and to show our appreciation for the support during this challenging time, we will be offering the premium DLC packs for November (25th November-SCEA/26th November-SCEE/27th November-SCEJ) free to those who purchased the full game.

These premium DLC packs – The Ignition Expansion Pack and Photo-Finish Tour Pack along with two livery packs – will give you a total of five new cars, 22 new tour events, 10 new trophies and 10 new livery items to play with online and offline.

The Season Pass will be extended to include four extra packs in July 2015 to ensure players who purchased the pass get everything that was promised. So on top of the free DLC in November, the Season Pass will still include 38 cars, 176 tour events and 80 unique liveries.

On Tuesday we will also be releasing our next game update which includes our first round of player requested feature updates.

In addition to Photo Mode, which will allow you to share your most thrilling moments with your friends, we will be adding:

• Improved multiplayer collision physics to reduce frustrating spin-outs
• Adjustments to soften the corner cutting penalty system
• Options in the club menu to view everything your club has unlocked
• A fix to allow all club owners to update their club badges

This update also includes the first new tracks, which we announced back in September as part of our plans to keep supporting and expanding the game as you play. These include the following free new tracks for online and offline play (also playable in reverse):

• India – Yedepalli
• Scotland – Wester Ross
• Chile – Los Pelambres

Although currently we do not have an update regarding the timing for the launch of the PS Plus Edition, we are continually working on improving the server capacity to enable us to launch the PS Plus Edition as quickly as possible.

Once again, thank you for your support. We are truly sorry that the road to delivering the full DRIVECLUB racing experience on PS4 has been such a rocky one.
184  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Assassin's Creed Unity on: November 15, 2014, 03:47:14 AM

Quote from: Destructor on November 14, 2014, 10:50:44 PM

Ubisoft has the gall to embargo a review of a game they KNOW is rife with problems until 12 hours AFTER the launch ...

This is not that uncommon of a practice for review embargoes to be at 9am PST on launch day.
185  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1] Sunset Overdrive (Insomniac's latest) on: November 14, 2014, 03:10:16 AM
Oh yeah, things should improve quite a bit after a couple hours or so.  Hang in there and keep doing the story missions and hopefully your "meh" slowly turns into a "yeah" as you get more movement abilities and better story.  smile
186  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The next LEGO game is... on: November 14, 2014, 12:40:00 AM
I'll be the outlier and say it does actually look much better.  It's not like a total overhaul that replaces all the meshes and textures and stuff, but it does look much better and I'm sure even more-so in motion.  Those dynamic shadows definitely crank it up a notch too. 

Do you need the original Trespasser in order to run that mod?  That game isn't even on GOG or anything these days.
187  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?
188  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.
189  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.
190  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
191  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.
192  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.
193  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.
194  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!
195  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! 
196  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.
197  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
198  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.
199  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.
200  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
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