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41  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.
42  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.
43  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
44  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.
45  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.
46  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:
...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.
47  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?
48  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.
49  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.
50  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:
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!'
51  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.
52  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!
53  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.
54  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.
55  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.
56  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
57  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
58  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. 
59  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.
60  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.

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.

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.
61  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.
62  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.  
63  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.
64  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. 
65  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.
66  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.
67  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
68  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.
69  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. 
70  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Changes coming to Team Fortress 2: Two Cities update! on: June 17, 2014, 09:34:17 PM
Currently there is a countdown on the TF2 website targeting 5pm PST today.  No idea what it is, but with the Summer Sale rumored to hit this week I wouldn't be surprised to see a potato-like tie-in for TF2 and other games.
71  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: June 17, 2014, 08:17:34 PM

Quote from: Caine on June 17, 2014, 05:07:51 PM

Midweek spotlight


This is a fun little game, definitely worth a dollar.
72  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Has anyone had a good experience with the GeForce Experience? on: June 17, 2014, 04:32:21 PM
I've run it on multiple machines at home and work with no problems.  I think by default it really does nothing but tell you when there are new drivers available, and you can certainly change whether anything is automatic or not.  As long as it's not automatic you have to go in and individually tell it to "optimize" settings for any games that you want.  No idea why it would cause any system stability issues or cause issues with your screensaver. 
73  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: June 17, 2014, 12:56:00 AM

Quote from: Hrothgar on June 17, 2014, 12:28:27 AM

The tiny number of weekly deals sure makes it feel like the summer sale is coming soon.

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing.  Looks mighty suspicious.
74  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: June 16, 2014, 06:39:51 PM

Quote from: gellar on June 16, 2014, 05:33:47 PM

IF YOU'LL RECALL, I was shouting about this when it was first discussed slywink

If you recall, you weren't the only one.
75  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: June 14, 2014, 05:52:09 PM
Huh, for some reason I got an email with an alpha code from Amazon.  I suppose I've spent enough money there on games that they are just trying to get me to preorder this one.
76  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [FILM] The Interview - Rogen and Franco kill Kim Jong-Un on: June 13, 2014, 10:28:08 PM
Also, I'm not sure I would go so far as to call this a "FILM".  slywink
77  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [FILM] The Interview - Rogen and Franco kill Kim Jong-Un on: June 13, 2014, 10:26:59 PM

Quote from: Teggy on June 13, 2014, 02:15:33 PM

I saw the trailer for this during the Daily Show. My immediate thought was what the reaction would be if another country made a comedy about trying to kill the sitting US president.

With these sorts of movies that specifically target one actual country and person, I always kind of have a small thought in the back of my head like "do you think some of their funding was funneled from intelligence operations?"  Because really, this is the sort of thing that implants ideas of other countries into "the youth of today".  Now I'm off to polish my foil hat...
78  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 6/13/14 on: June 13, 2014, 10:23:23 PM
Probably fire up some Spintires again now that the final build is out.  Maybe some Mario Kart 8 to finish up the 150cc cup.  And I've been playing Forza 5 lately.  Man, I need something where I'm not driving a vehicle...
79  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: June 12, 2014, 09:25:22 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on June 10, 2014, 09:13:10 PM

Looks pretty cool from the Giantbomb Unfinished.

Yeah, this was the first thing that actually showed me what the game is.  It's seemed pretty nebulous to me up to this point.
80  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon Prime price hike coming? on: June 12, 2014, 07:46:50 PM
This was the most recent Amazon Prime thread, so I figured this could go here: Amazon is introducing Prime Music streaming, active as of today. 

A little more than 3 years ago we launched Prime Instant Video, adding unlimited streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows to the existing Prime benefit of Free Two-Day Shipping. It has turned out to be one of the most important things we've done for Amazon Prime members. Today, we are doing it again for music — introducing Prime Music, the newest benefit of Prime membership.

With Prime Music, you can listen ad-free to over a million songs and hundreds of expert-programmed Prime Playlists. Prime Music includes tens of thousands of albums from top artists like Daft Punk, P!nk, Bruno Mars, Blake Shelton, The Lumineers, Bruce Springsteen and Madonna. And we'll be adding more music all the time. Here's a list of popular artists in Prime Music.

In designing Prime Music, we wanted to remove the barriers between you and the music you love. We removed cost. You can listen to the entire Prime Music catalog for free — it's included in your Prime membership. We removed interruptions. Don't worry about having your music constantly disrupted by ads... you won't hear any. We removed listening restrictions. Choose exactly what song to listen to, repeat your favorite song over and over again, or download music to your phone or tablet to listen offline.

Finally, we removed one more barrier — deciding what to listen to. Just play any of the hundreds of Prime Playlists our music experts have created for you. Check out the Prime Playlists here.

Prime members in the US can start listening to Prime Music today at Kindle Fire HD/HDX devices will get Prime Music in an automatic, over-the-air update. You can also download the latest Amazon Music app in the Android and iOS appstores. If you're not yet a Prime member, start a 30-day free trial today. We think you'll find the convenience of free two-day shipping combined with access to a huge selection of movies, TV, music and books to be an incredible value for just $99 a year.
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