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161  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360,XB1] Forza Horizon 2 on: September 25, 2014, 08:02:19 PM
I guess the review embargo is up today, and so far things are looking good (avg 86 currently). 

Oh, the apparently a site called Gaming Trend really liked itslywink
162  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes on: September 25, 2014, 04:15:10 AM

Quote from: The Grue on September 25, 2014, 03:43:58 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on September 24, 2014, 10:42:58 PM

It's not fantastic, but it's fun and mildly compelling to play.   

Box quote!

I don't want to jump the gun, but I'll go so far as to say I might agree with this opinion.   But I'll need more time before I can commit to that.  slywink
163  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Cholesterol Blues (Paging Pete Rock) on: September 25, 2014, 02:36:22 AM
Man, you guys are really making me look forward to the next few years when my 30's turn into my 40's.   frown thumbsdown
164  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Space Hulk on: September 24, 2014, 09:01:55 PM

Quote from: TiLT on September 23, 2014, 07:36:51 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 23, 2014, 07:30:43 PM

Yeah, mine arrived last night and it is definitely a formidable box.  I'll have to check for that poster print, i didn't see it on first unpacking.

I think I'll need to make a trip to the hobby shop this weekend or something to pick up some paints and other gear, it's been several years since I painted minis, but I think that could be a fun thing to get back into.  At least in this limited aspect, heh.

Come join us in the miniatures painting thread at OO for some guidance, if you want to. Unless you're already there, because I can't recall everyone who's participated in that thread. Tongue

Cool, I'm checking that out now.  I'm not sure I'll be confident enough to post any pictures of my horrible painting, but it's nice to have some inspiration and see other people going through the same re-learning process.  smile

This all comes at kind of a bad time with the onslaught of fall games starting, it would have been a good indoor project for a slower time of year.
165  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes on: September 24, 2014, 07:31:53 PM
Yeah, it seems the heroes are really gimped at the beginning so that you can unlock all of the skills to make them actually fun.   icon_confused   

From the start, some of the heroes are just plain annoying to use with really long animations and like 2 seconds between attacks in a combo.  Overall their animations and combat timing is just really unresponsive, but things seem to be improving as I upgrade.  I got the combo pack from Amazon with the starter kit, Spider-man set, Venom, Thor and Rocket Raccoon.  I tried all of them out but about half the characters were totally un-fun.

I am enjoying playing as Spider-man and Iron Man for the most part, though.  I'll probably stick with the Spider-man version of New York (ugh, how similar are these two cities using the exact same buildings?) since I want to play as Hulk whenever they deem him available for non-collector's edition sales.
166  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes on: September 24, 2014, 01:34:43 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on September 24, 2014, 01:32:35 AM

Do the old toys still work with the new game?

Yeah, you can still use the figures in the 2.0 Toy Box mode.  Unfortunately the 1.0 play sets don't work, so you have to keep the old disc around if you want to play those.
167  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes on: September 24, 2014, 12:53:36 AM
Good gravy, 1.325 GB update for the XB1 version.
168  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Triad Wars, set in the Sleeping Dogs universe on: September 23, 2014, 07:54:00 PM
Some choice quotes from their Reddit AMA that gives a little more insight and makes it seem more like Clash of Clans or Mafia Wars or something:

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Have you guys been working on Sleeping Dogs 2, or has your focus been completely on Triad Wars?
Right now we are totally focused on making Triad Wars as awesome as it could be - but would love to continue making games in the Sleeping Dogs universe.

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What is Triad Wars going to be exactly? I understand that it utilizes the combat from Sleeping Dogs but what is the main gameplay hook?
All the great action mechanics from Sleeping Dogs is at the heart of Triad Wars but we've expanded on that with strategy based empire building components. Which really changes it up.

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Will there be any direct PvP in the game? If so, will it be mandatory or optional? Additionally, what sort of cooperative content will be available for people that want to play together?
You'll be playing against real players online asynchronously

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Hi UFG. I love Sleeping Dogs and am a big fan. However, I'm concerned about the Triad Wars being strictly an online game (like GTA online). Is it true the game will be like that? Or will there be a story line a la Wei Shen?
Triad Wars is more about the story you create for your character within the universe of Sleeping Dogs than a single persons story
169  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Blizzard's Next MMO: Titan on: September 23, 2014, 07:38:43 PM
I don't know, it sounds like less of a pure business case like that and more of a "what does the next level of MMO even mean at this point? do we want to spend the next 5 years even trying to do that?  how far would the market change in that time? how many other games could we make in that time instead?" conundrum. 

I'm sure there are plenty of lessons they've learned in the many years of trying to build Titan, but whether the people who learned those lessons are still around for the next game(s) might be another matter.
170  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Space Hulk on: September 23, 2014, 07:30:43 PM
Yeah, mine arrived last night and it is definitely a formidable box.  I'll have to check for that poster print, i didn't see it on first unpacking.

I think I'll need to make a trip to the hobby shop this weekend or something to pick up some paints and other gear, it's been several years since I painted minis, but I think that could be a fun thing to get back into.  At least in this limited aspect, heh.
171  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes on: September 23, 2014, 04:16:06 PM
This comes out today, and it sounded like there may be several people taking the plunge, so I figured I'd start a thread for impressions and such. 

So far reviews seem to be mixed, some saying it's a big improvement over the first Infinity, some saying it loses good elements from that.
172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Triad Wars, set in the Sleeping Dogs universe on: September 23, 2014, 05:41:00 AM
Yep, sounds like it's true. 

They launched this explanatory trailer thing tonight and it seems to be some sort of combination of Sleeping Dogs, GTA Online, APB Reloaded and Mafia Wars or something.  I'm still not exactly clear.  I'll try to give it a shot, but I would have much rather preferred they had made another single player game like Sleeping Dogs.

You can sign up for the beta over at their website
173  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Freaky Floating Hat Performance on: September 23, 2014, 01:46:08 AM
Here's another version then: http://videosift.com/video/Freaky-Floating-Hat-Street-Performance
174  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: the Steam is a changing: Steam Family Sharing! Cross Region Trading in trouble? on: September 23, 2014, 12:07:06 AM
Looks like the Steam Store page just got another major overhaul today: http://store.steampowered.com/about/newstore.  It now has some sort of personalized "Discovery Queue", customizable views, content curators and an unending scrolling list of recommendations if you keep scrolling down. 

The Discovery Queue seems very much like the Greenlight queue system in that you have a limited number of items each day to "rate" your interest in, or you can generate a new one once it's finished.
175  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Space Hulk on: September 22, 2014, 05:51:50 PM
Mine is on the truck for delivery today, so I should have a fun present to open when I get home. 
176  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (09/22) on: September 22, 2014, 05:45:26 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on September 22, 2014, 10:31:00 AM

Folks interested in Disney Infinity 2.0 might want to read through the reviews first.  Some have been positive, but GameSpot, IGN, and Game Informer were all pretty cool on it.

Quote from: Game Informer
Disney Infinity’s leap into the Marvel universe is bafflingly bad – a gut-punch of a sequel stripped of most of the magic, wonder, and imagination that made the play sets from the first Infinity game enjoyable for children and adults alike. The adventures offered for The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Spider-Man rank among the worst super hero games of recent memory, pushing players to complete mundane tasks like “fetch a battery” or “activate this device” over and over again.


By contrast, the GI gave the first game a 9/10.

-Autistic Angel

That's a real shame if they didn't end up improving on the first one or even did worse.  There were definitely some annoyances and issues with Infinity 1, but with The Incredibles they already had a basic setup for super hero action in a city.  All they needed to do was iterate and improve on that for the last year, but it sounds like they've even removed some things that worked.   icon_confused
177  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (09/22) on: September 22, 2014, 06:12:25 AM
Picking up Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Super Heroes Starter Pack and Spiderman set. 

Should be a really good break from all the Marvel Heroes 2015 I've been playing lately...    icon_wink
178  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Triad Wars, set in the Sleeping Dogs universe on: September 22, 2014, 06:10:54 AM
The official announcement of this is supposed to be coming tomorrow (Monday).  Word has it that Triad Wars is a PC-only online game. 
179  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Nymphomaniac on: September 21, 2014, 05:36:37 PM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on September 21, 2014, 03:18:06 PM

Quote from: Punisher on September 17, 2014, 07:16:55 PM

Quote from: Teggy on September 16, 2014, 08:46:33 PM

They put out a teaser trailer for the new version that's basically 30 seconds of penetration shots. I don't think I'll post it here.
The teaser is in Farley's link anyway... might be NSFW!

"Might" is quite the understatement. There was more NSFW material in that 30 second trailer than in most porn movies I've seen.  eek

Haha, yeah, you're hit with it in the first second and it doesn't slow down from there. 
180  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Spacebase DF-9 on: September 21, 2014, 05:33:57 PM
Well, they're not releasing the entire source code to make the game free for everybody, they're releasing the Lua scripts.  That could definitely let the community develop it to a decent point of depth, though.

Quote from: Lordnine on September 21, 2014, 03:53:41 AM

I’m reserving judgment.  Almost all games are forced to cut out features before launch.  Early access just gives people a backdoor look into the process.

I'm well aware of this, but I think a lot of the backlash here is that they had a giant roadmap of features on their website that people were expecting to continue to be worked on and then with this announcement it just disappeared. 

Also, going from something you're still publicly calling Alpha to a final version in less than a month seems disingenuous.  I'm sure they've known for months that this had to wind down, but they just needed to better communicate it earlier.  I'm guessing they didn't because they knew there would be backlash.
181  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Spacebase DF-9 on: September 21, 2014, 03:27:21 AM
Well, I think I'm glad I never jumped in on this one after all.  After Alpha 6 Double Fine has announced they're just going to ship the 1.0 version and stop development, cutting off the massive feature list they still had on their website.

For people like me who were interested in this game but waiting for the real meat to get implemented, they have also now cut off that potential income with a rushed launch that doesn't live up to potential.

I can certainly understand the realities of not having enough money to make a case for continued development, but the way they went about just announcing this out of the blue makes them look quite bad.  I think this is just another in a series of moves from Double Fine that has people questioning their loyalty to a company that is no longer delivering the quality they expect.   
182  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360,PS3,XB1,PS4] MGS5: The Phantom Pain on: September 20, 2014, 05:12:48 PM
Aw man, it sucked coming into this thread and seeing metallicorphan posting all over it and then realizing it was all old.   icon_frown

Anyway, from what I hear this is supposed to be a very non-standard Metal Gear Solid game, right?  More of an open world, tackle-it-how-you-want sort of deal? 

Is there any hope of this being a fun stealth game for somebody like me who reeeeeeeeeeeeally couldn't give a shit about the story and cutscenes in an MGS game?  (and in fact finds those elements to be a huge turn off)
183  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: The forums - how can we improve the experience? on: September 20, 2014, 01:31:34 AM
I don't particularly like the aesthetics of the Shadowrun forums you linked, at least partially because seeing where one post stops and another starts seems to all blend together with lines/borders and often times the header for a post is as large or larger than the text the person wrote.  

I'm also not exactly clear how those forums merge in with what would be typical news or feature posts on the GT front page.

As for combining the forum and the comments, I think that could be a double edged sword depending on implementation.  Anything that requires linking to a Facebook or G+ or such account will be an absolute non-starter for me.  But I am definitely all for allowing unified forum logins for front-page comments, though.  

As mentioned above, features like in-line video might be nice to have.
184  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: The forums - how can we improve the experience? on: September 20, 2014, 01:20:17 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on September 18, 2014, 03:14:18 PM

I think it's a love/hate feature, but I'd really welcome some of those of agree/like buttons to react to posts. In some of our quieter threads where people are reading but don't have anything to contribute, it would be nice for a poster see their post get some reaction button presses to know they're not talking to themself.

Yeah, I've seen this on some other forums and I think it's really cool to have those buttons for Agree/Awesome/LOL or whatever.  Especially as you say on here where people don't necessarily always have a response but can give some feedback and/or encouragement to the person who posted.

A recent example of this I've seen is the Marvel Heroes forum where they even go the extra step of having little achievements/badges for getting 100 Agrees and such.  I think that sort of thing can potentially really help encourage positive discussions
185  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 9/19/14 on: September 19, 2014, 07:07:56 PM
Marvel Heroes for me.  It has it's hooks deep.
186  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Space Hulk on: September 19, 2014, 01:19:45 AM
Somehow I also preordered one last weekend and got the shipping notice.  I have no idea who I'll play it with, but I figured I might as well check it out.   retard
187  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Gauntlet on: September 19, 2014, 12:57:04 AM
Well, if $20 was too much you can get 25% off at GMG with the code 9I47I9-ZOM38L-ZGV9KW (also available on other coming soon titles).  smile
188  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair on: September 18, 2014, 07:01:13 PM

Quote from: Jarrodhk on September 17, 2014, 10:02:50 PM

Maybe it will have a vita version.

Actually, I did see today that they were showing off an EDF Portable V2 at the Tokyo Game Show as well (]link to video). 

From the video it looks like they might actually be porting a modified version of the old PS2 EDF2 that never came out in the west, so that's a brand new experience for me.  Woohoo!  (assuming it comes to the west this time since the first EDF Portable was one of the best sellers on the vita digital store...)
189  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/360/Ps3/Ps4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on: September 18, 2014, 06:12:05 PM
If anybody was thinking of getting the PC version, you can get a Steam key off GreenManGaming with 25% off using this coupon code: 9I47I9-ZOM38L-ZGV9KW  That brings the total down to $37.50.
190  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair on: September 17, 2014, 10:32:49 PM
I think it's just an enhanced version of 2025, so it's not a fully new game (hence the 4.1 name I guess).  Not sure exactly how much is added/changed, though.
191  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Moving into my house this weekend. on: September 17, 2014, 09:09:45 PM

Quote from: Roguetad on September 17, 2014, 07:32:20 PM

I don't think non-gamers would appreciate this, but I always feel so much better about a move after I get my primary console, tv, and pc setup.  It looks a little ridiculous with boxes everywhere and my gaming stuff all setup in the corner of a room (with no furniture).  I think it helped the stress and anxiety that my kids were feeling too with our most recent move.  We could sit on pillows on the floor playing games together in our new house for an hour or so between the stress of unpacking and setting up rooms.  I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who has done this.

You are definitely not the only one that gets that stuff set up as quickly as possible.  My computer is usually set up and running on the floor before my desk is set up.

Also, good luck with the move, Harpua!  I'm not a homeowner so I have no real advice other than enjoy not dealing with a landlord.  Nobody can stop you from painting every room a different color or knocking down walls just for the fun of it!  slywink
192  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair on: September 17, 2014, 06:10:23 PM
Hell yeah!  I can always go for more EDF, especially on new consoles.  I'll be interested to see how they make the PS4 crawl at 10 frames per second when things go nuts.  slywink

From those screenshots you'd almost assume that you can control that giant robot?  

I have to admit, though, I never finished EDF 2025.  It seemed great and a return to form after Insect Armageddon, but for some reason it just didn't take hold of me like 2017 did.  
193  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MS Buys Minecraft on: September 17, 2014, 07:10:05 AM

Quote from: TiLT on September 17, 2014, 07:02:48 AM

They did make one, but it wasn't anything particularly large.

They actually made 4 different sets (starting with the original Cusoo Micro World one) and they have all been hits and frequently sell out online and in stores.  LEGO is doing a new full line of minifig-scale Minecraft products starting later this year and into next year.

One of the reasons it took them so long to make them was the fact that their toy production cycle takes over a year to get something from concept to store shelves, so banking on something that could have been a short-lived fad is not something LEGO tends to do.  Since Minecraft has really shown it's staying power, especially with their core demographic, they've obviously decided to go all-in for it.
194  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360,XB1] Forza Horizon 2 on: September 17, 2014, 06:02:51 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on September 16, 2014, 11:45:31 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 16, 2014, 09:31:57 PM

The demo is out!  Has anybody tried it yet?  I started downloading it this morning before heading to work and should be able to give it a try later tonight. 

I almost wish this game was coming out in May or something, when there weren't so many other games that i want to spend time with.  I foresee several weeks focusing on this one.

I tried it.  Pretty good, but it felt a little emotionless to me.  There wasn't that same sense of discovery and exploration from the first one.  That could entirely be because it's only a demo and super-limited as a result.  It could also be that the characters and music were a little annoying, though that was true in the last one, IIRC.  Or it could be that the buzz seemed to be mounting, and my expectations were too high.

The racing seemed good enough, though.  Zipping over hills is not the dirt or rally racing I was expecting. 

I'm certainly still interested, but I thought I'd be plunking down the cash immediately, and now I'm going to wait a bit.

I guess you and I had different experiences, since I really enjoyed it.  I chose the Bowler SUV and did the two offroad races, the bucket list race, and then unlocked all 41 of the roads and spent quite a while in the online mode just doing an impromptu cat and mouse with another guy (ignoring the races going on).  I had lots of fun and will definitely be picking this up.

I wish they let you go back and swap to one of the other cars, but it doesn't seem like you get access to the garage or anything.
195  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360,XB1] Forza Horizon 2 on: September 16, 2014, 09:31:57 PM
The demo is out!  Has anybody tried it yet?  I started downloading it this morning before heading to work and should be able to give it a try later tonight. 

I almost wish this game was coming out in May or something, when there weren't so many other games that i want to spend time with.  I foresee several weeks focusing on this one.
196  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you (AT)Buying this week? (09/15) on: September 16, 2014, 01:43:01 AM
I guess I backed Wasteland 2 so I'm technically getting that, but I'm too busy playing other games to think about it.   icon_redface
197  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Summer TV Binge Watching Report on: September 15, 2014, 11:59:35 PM
I watched seasons 2 and 3 of Once Upon A time, Orange is the New Black Season 2,  Mythbusters Season 16, Silicon Valley Season 1, The League Season 5, Bojak Horseman Season 1, Mad Men Season 6, Longmire Season 1, Wilfred Season 3, Legit Season 1 and now I'm into the first couple seasons of Fringe.

Good god, I've watched a lot of TV in the last few months...
198  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: September 15, 2014, 11:39:30 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on September 15, 2014, 10:00:26 PM

Quote from: Caine on September 15, 2014, 05:15:42 PM

MX vs ATV Reflex - 90% off - $1.99 Metacritic score - N/A

This is a great bargain. I just picked it up early this afternoon and it's a blast. Run fine on Win7 64bit at 1920x1200.

I used to love the MX vs ATV games but I was not a fan of their changes of the Reflex system and thought it made things far too fiddley.  I think I played this for a few hours and reached a point where I could no longer progress because the missions/goals it was asking me to do were just way to hard for me to complete even after many, many tries.  Maybe I should go back and try it again sometime.
199  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/360/Ps3/Ps4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on: September 15, 2014, 11:34:41 PM
I'm really excited for this game and wanted to get it on day 1, but with Forza Horizon 2 coming out that same day and Disney Infinity the week before, I'm now thinking I'll just be waiting a few months until things slow down.  Which is too bad for this dev team since it sounds like they've created a really great game.
200  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MS Buys Minecraft on: September 15, 2014, 11:24:17 PM
I was thinking it was probably way to late to jump on this train and way to much money for them to expect to make it back.  Until I read this quote:

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Microsoft also expects its deal to pay off almost immediately. It anticipates the deal will break-even by the end of fiscal year 2015, which ends on June 30, 2015.

Which just blew my mind.  They must be making way more money on the DLC skin packs and texture packs and new copies than I had realized. 
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