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41  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / South Park: The Fractured But Whole [XB1/PS4/PC] on: August 18, 2016, 01:33:19 AM
I think this was officially announced back at E3, or maybe even before, but you know the drill: little kids, super heroes, swearing, tactical RPG type thing.  And it will be out this December 6th.

Now there's a new Gamescom trailer

Also coming exclusively to the Nosulus Rift.
42  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Agony [XB1/PS4/PC] - gore horror on: August 18, 2016, 01:28:05 AM
I'm not a big fan of horror games in general, and the first couple minutes of this gameplay video were just kinda gory creepy, so this isn't for me. 

I guess it's a first person survival horror thingy:

Gamescom gameplay video

43  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Steep [XB1/PS4/PC] - Ubisoft open world extreme sports thingy on: August 18, 2016, 01:24:24 AM
Gamescom trailer

Snowboarding, skiiing, wingsuiting, parachuting...XTREME!!!

I really want to be exited about a AAA developer tackling snowboarding again, but word out of people that got hands on at E3 was that it wasn't very good, which is not a great sign considering Ubisoft put out that terrible Shaun White Snowboarding game a few years ago. 
44  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Crew: Calling All Units expansion [XB1/PS4/PC] on: August 18, 2016, 01:14:05 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on August 18, 2016, 01:12:18 AM

I think I will start calling you CK 2.0  ninja

Haha, well somebody has to keep this forum active!  Nobody else ever posts anymore.  Tongue
45  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The Crew: Calling All Units expansion [XB1/PS4/PC] on: August 18, 2016, 01:10:35 AM
Announced at Gamescom this week, Ubisoft will be launching another expansion for The Crew on November 29th focused on cops and chases.

It will have another full story along with new cars, upgrades, offensive/defensive abilities, etc.  Basically it's Most Wanted in The Crew.  Personally I wish they focused more on the offroad portion of this game, but they seem to keep wanting to push the street racing aspects for some reason.

Here's a kinda crappy teaser trailer without much info. 
46  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Metal Gear Survive [PS4/XB1/PC] - first post-Kojima Metal Gear game on: August 18, 2016, 01:07:10 AM
Coming in 2017, Metal Gear Survive is some sort of 4 player coop survival game.  I think?  Maybe. 

They released a Gamescom trailer along with the announcement.

From what they show, I wouldn't be surprised if this is largely re-using the assets and tech from MGSV.
47  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, XB1, PC] Evolve (from Turtle Rock) on: August 17, 2016, 08:25:30 PM
One more alternate hero released with a trailer here, with the Trapper Abe reworked into a renegade Assault.

They are also having some sort of Shear Madness event (trailer here) still going on with new map variant(s?) for the cataclysm.

Oh, and an Overpowered weekend, from the 19th to 22nd, with 10x silver keys and 10x experience earnings.
48  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Enderal: total conversion for Skyrim on: August 17, 2016, 08:20:16 PM

Quote from: rittchard on August 17, 2016, 08:11:46 PM

This is pretty incredible - I can't believe they put this out for free?  Was this totally done as a "labor of love" type project?

Yep.  Just like their previous one, this is a total labor of love total conversion mod project.  Pretty incredible to have this kind of scope in a project like that. 

Bethesda should almost license them to make a Fallout 4 follow-up like they used to do with Obsidian.  It wouldn't even have to be in the Fallout world, just use that as a starting point for a new project.
49  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Ubisoft anniversary free games on: August 17, 2016, 07:22:28 PM
Bing bong, time to get your next free game!  (Rayman Origins)
50  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Yooka-Laylee (colorful 3D platformer, spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie) on: August 17, 2016, 03:34:39 PM
And they have released a 3 minute Gamescom trailer.

I have to say this looks exactly like what I wanted it to be, and the Toybox played largely like I wanted (other than crappy camera), so this is definitely looking like it will be a great return of the platformers!
51  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Enderal: total conversion for Skyrim on: August 17, 2016, 03:33:15 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on August 17, 2016, 01:10:00 PM

icon_cool

Soooo...what does that mean?
52  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The Surge [XB1/PS4/PC] - a sci-fi Dark Souls-esque action RPG on: August 17, 2016, 05:46:22 AM
As the title says, The Surge is an upcoming action RPG that has slower, stamina-based combat similar to the Souls games.  But thankfully a new sci-fi theme and brighter graphics, hah.

It's being developed by Deck13, the people that did Lords of the Fallen which was also a Souls-esque game that had some cool qualities but got a mixed reaction.  I first heard about The Surge when it was first shown at E3 as part of Focus Home Interactive's upcoming slate there was some good buzz about it. 

And now they have released a bunch of gameplay for Gamescom. 

Gameplay video (15 min)

Seems pretty cool to me!  It's coming sometime in 2017, so plenty of time for more additions and polish.
53  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Enderal: total conversion for Skyrim on: August 17, 2016, 05:31:14 AM
They have just launched the English version of this mod, and it sounds like it's pretty worthwhile!

Here is a launch trailer
54  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] The Tomorrow Children on: August 17, 2016, 12:30:30 AM
Apparently this is coming out in early access next month with a $20 Founder's Pack, and then eventually will be free to play.

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2016/08/16/the-tomorrow-children-arrives-september-6-on-ps4/
55  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Necropolis: A Diabolical Dungeon Delve [PC/PS4/XB1] on: August 17, 2016, 12:14:54 AM
They have released another update, 1.04

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Continuing our ongoing improvement work, Version 1.0.4 contains the following additions, enhancements, and fixes for Necropolis.
Added 2 New Enemies, including the Fire Djinn.
Added 6 new weapons featuring unique abilities and effects including one which slows enemies with each slash.
Added 2 New Armor sets with greater risks and rewards.
Added a new potion and scroll, each designed for higher impact in Multiplayer.
Added several new behaviors to some enemies for greater challenge (flanking, grouping, predictive movement, and attack cycling).
Added 17 new environment modules.
Buffed Spider Queen, Bone Effigy, and Naguals..
Buff to ‘Mr. Monk's Most Excellent Pamphlet on Avoiding Exhaustion’ Codex - it now regenerates more exhaustion than before and in a shorter time scale.
Major rebalance to the revive system. Revive will now bring you back at a diminished ratio every time you die, down to a minimum HP and Stamina/Exhaustion.
Loot re-balance
 - Reduced gem drops on all enemies
 - Reduced crafting drops on all enemies
 - Removed Iron Ration from starting recipes
 - Reduced crafting cost on Potion of Big Boy Strength
 - Increased crafting cost of some common recipes
Jumping is now more responsive, allowing you to jump out of more situations or in quick succession.
More responsive general performance on lower spec computers.
All new text added in previous updates now have translations.
Improved UI messaging to reflect save actions, “Save & Quit to Desktop.”
Resolved minor spawning issues.
56  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Buying a gaming chair looking for options on: August 16, 2016, 11:58:16 PM

Quote from: drifter on August 15, 2016, 02:06:56 AM

This post has  been viewed a bunch of times did this help anyone out?  Still happy with the chair over the last few days I think the purchase was worth it.

I think it's definitely useful both for reference and even just for hearing your experience with it.  We are a forum about sharing, after all, so sometimes it's even just fun to see other people's gear even if I won't be buying one for another couple years.
57  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Idol Hands and/or Keebles for 5 cents at GMG on: August 16, 2016, 08:15:39 PM
The title basically says it all, GreenManGaming is having a GamesCom sale and in addition to a few other games you can get a couple that they have published on their new label for only 5 cents each!

https://www.greenmangaming.com/gamescom

Idol Hands is a god game seemingly in the style of Populous, and Keebles looks to be a 2D physics-based vehicle building game.
58  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: August 16, 2016, 06:50:41 PM
There was a couple new updates for the Experimental Branch released on Steam today supposedly fixing some performance on many CPUs, supporting AMD Phenoms, saves, etc.

There was also a new "game-ready" Geforce driver released that includes some support for NMS in addition to other games.
59  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Halloween costumes (or cosplay) on: August 16, 2016, 05:44:14 PM
Well, I figured maybe I'll post some updates to this thread as I kind of mess around with things.  As I've said, I haven't really done much of this before so I'm experimenting as I go.

I have found a lot of "material" at the Goodwill Outlet near me.  And if you've never seen a Goodwill Outlet, imagine all of the donated goods that didn't sell at an actual Goodwill, or was never put on sale for some reason, and then pile it all in big bins and sell it by the pound.   icon_lol  Yeah, so I bought a shopping cart overflowing with crap for like $30. 

Here is the lid of a Hello Kitty lunchbox that I'm turning into forearm armor (over top of a kid's old soccer shin pad).  I beat it up with a hammer and bent it into shape, and then did an overnight vinegar bath to make it all rusty and aged:



And here are some toy grenades that I painted and then weathered with more paint and stain for a more aged look:



60  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 8/12/16 Edition on: August 15, 2016, 05:30:10 AM
I played a few hours of No Man's Sky with what free time I had.  Seems OK but in that "discover them all" sort of way.
61  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (8/14/16) on: August 15, 2016, 04:09:30 AM
Very interested in Grow Up, but I still have lots of No Man's Sky to play so I'll try to wait for a sale.
62  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox free Games With Gold program on: August 15, 2016, 04:08:40 AM
Last day to pick up Tumblestones and Spelunky.  BG&E and WWE 2K16 get added tomorrow.
63  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: August 13, 2016, 02:28:13 PM

Quote from: naednek on August 13, 2016, 05:40:13 AM

So I bought it. I do like it. The Tech is cool, I got my ship flying. Need to build a hyper drive next. The crafting actually makes sense in terms of what to do. I always had a hard time in rpg's and mmos crafting items because there was no hand holding. Atmosphere is great! Love the music.

But it feels incredibly empty at the same time, and looking a head It seems its going to be repetitious. I know the main point in the game is to find the center of the universe. But is that all there is to do? Collect, craft and be merry? This game screams and begs to have a story, an several objectives, conflict. Another year of production, and\or a bigger team could have worked wonders.

I'm impressed with what he has done so far. I'm just not sure if I want to move forward after hearing how repetitious it is after a while. I have 20 minutes before I'm no longer eligible to return. I'm thinking I should wait a while and for a sale. Cool idea, just needs to be fleshed out more.

There are a few other things to discover on the planet, such as monoliths, crashed ships or alien buildings, but there isn't a whole lot more to do with them.  It does feel like it's going to get very repetitious and tedious just like most survival games, so I'm kind of in the same boat.
64  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Microsoft acquires interactive livestreaming service Beam on: August 12, 2016, 10:56:45 PM
Yeah, to be honest I haven't really looked into this Beam service a ton, but I did see it mention that it's interactive elements work with any game, regardless of the game having integrated something.  So I'm not sure if that just means the host can put up polls or ask for viewer advice, or what.
65  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: August 12, 2016, 07:29:04 PM
Also, for those who aren't aware and are curious, you can turn on a framerate display in Steam that will work for any game, and you don't have to run any external programs.  I have talked to several other people who didn't know about this, and find it very useful. 

In the Steam interface go to Steam -> Settings and select In-Game and turn on the "In-game FPS counter"

66  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: August 12, 2016, 07:23:05 PM

Quote from: Arclight on August 12, 2016, 06:54:23 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on August 12, 2016, 06:44:51 PM

Man, this thing is running like utter crap on my system (i7, GTX 760, 8GB).

Despite changing the max FPS in the Options, mine still tops out at 30 even.  And then running around I get like 20-22 fps, and when certain things happen it can even drop to single digits.  I have lowered settings to all Medium or Low and that still didn't seem to change anything.

Just absolutely horrible right now for a first person game.  Hopefully a patch or new driver or something helps this.

Ditto. frown     (960 GTX)

FWIW I was able to turn off both Vsync and Gsync in the MXML options files, and now my game does run significantly better (mid 40's most of the time, some dips below 30 but acceptable).  Honestly not sure if the Gsync setting affected anything, but since I don't have a Gsync monitor I figured I might as well try it off as well. 
67  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: August 12, 2016, 06:44:51 PM
Man, this thing is running like utter crap on my system (i7, GTX 760, 8GB).

Despite changing the max FPS in the Options, mine still tops out at 30 even.  And then running around I get like 20-22 fps, and when certain things happen it can even drop to single digits.  I have lowered settings to all Medium or Low and that still didn't seem to change anything.

Just absolutely horrible right now for a first person game.  Hopefully a patch or new driver or something helps this.
68  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Halloween costumes (or cosplay) on: August 12, 2016, 05:57:30 PM
I know it is early to be talking about Halloween costumes, but usually I think about it at this time of year and then put it off and forget about it because it's so far away, only remembering the week of Halloween and not having time to make anything then.

So, this year I am actually starting on a costume two months early!   icon_biggrin  I haven't really done much costume making in the past (and least not since I was like 12), but I'm trying to make a general wastelander outfit from Mad Max/Fallout/etc.

Has anyone else done cosplay or made their own costume before?
69  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: August 12, 2016, 04:20:09 PM
I still can't decide if I want to get this game on PC.  I really love exploration and discovery in games, but I'm kind of burned out on general survival mechanics that it sounds like make up the majority of this game.  

I know I could just wait until it's cheaper, but this feels like a game that I'd want to be part of at the beginning if at all.
70  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: August 12, 2016, 04:00:33 AM
They're working on the issues.  You will be glad to know:

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We’ve brought a new QA team on board today (larger than the entire Hello Games team!). This will complement the existing Sony QA team.

LOL!  The time to hire a huge new QA team is defintely the week after your release!   icon_confused saywhat icon_lol

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We will be moving to a ticketed support system next week, and have hired someone to manage this starting Monday.

And same with setting up a support system for the game you have been hyping with a major publisher for more than 3 years...
71  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Reigns (PC and Mobile) on: August 11, 2016, 04:48:58 PM

Quote from: katamaris4ever on August 11, 2016, 03:30:00 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on August 11, 2016, 12:32:06 AM

This really doesn't make any sense to me.  I had full green rating with the people, and none of the others were below half, and a random mob just stormed the castle and killed me.  What's the point of doing well if I just randomly die?

I think I'm already done with this for now.

So basically a little dot means there will be a small change, while a big dot means there will be a large change. Now, there isn't a way to see how it'll increase or decrease (actually there's a temporary powerup you can obtain that will give you exact points), but you'll figure out the changes through repeated playthroughs.

The main thing is to balance all four elements; maxing out one will automatically give you a game over while getting zero will trigger a different death. It's difficult at times, but that's what makes it pretty fun.

I understand the dots, but it just seems odd to me that I know the size of the change but not the direction that it would go.  I would rather know the reverse. 

And I guess to me it just didn't make sense that maxing out a bar would kill me as well.  Why would happy people riot?

Overall I think comparing this to Tinder also sort of gave me the wrong impression of what the game would be.  The only thing close to Tinder is that you are swiping right or left, but you're not doing it on people and each direction means something different for every action so you still have to check both directions to see what it says.  This is basically a choose-your-own-adventure game where the swiping is the branching choice.
72  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Microsoft acquires interactive livestreaming service Beam on: August 11, 2016, 03:24:36 PM
Personally I have never heard of Beam, but I guess Microsoft has and are probably doing some game stuff with it: http://news.xbox.com/2016/08/11/microsoft-acquires-beam/

Sounds like this service allows some sort of real-time viewer interaction back to the streamer, sort of like all the delayed Twitch stuff people have tried to do.

They will also be streaming upcoming Xbox One games all day on Beam here: https://beam.pro/xbox
73  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: August 11, 2016, 02:54:35 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on August 11, 2016, 02:34:04 PM

Quote from: Arclight on August 11, 2016, 10:37:47 AM

Hype to me means, puffing something up to the max of realistic expectations, venturing into stratosphere type excellence. Hype is just B.S. to me. Marketing special forces. smile
Why we even continue to be disappointed after months of un-realistic expectations being pumped at us as a norm in the game.? We all know its hype, but yet for some strange reason we get disappointed when the hype materializes into nothing more than hot air once the game is in your hands.??

We know by now that not all games will appeal to all players. Why do we still hold out for hope of the game being everything the marketers tell us it is.? Some will hate, some will love, and some, probably most, will ride the middle view.

This poor games has been shelled by hype artillery. Its almost a rubble in people's minds, and yet they haven't even loaded it up themselves.??

I'll just say that the game looks interesting enough by my own standards, and like all of you, I will buy it, and in the end, make up my own mind.


I don't know that hype is the problem.  It actually sounds like the game comes close to living up to the stuff it hyped.  It's just that there are these other aspects as well and that, in the end, the sameness of the mechanics (despite the hyped and real variety in worlds) become numbing.  Apparently, I should say, because I still haven't played it.

In addition to that, I think a large part of the backlash is the fact that the developers have been so cagey for soooo long about the actual mechanics of the game.  They continually said things such as "only old gamers ask questions like 'What do you do in No Man's Sky?', younger gamers get it" as if there was some magical quality to the game that made it rise above actual systems and mechanics that could be described. 

And to this day they still won't come out and actually say whether people can play together, even though it's very clear that you can't (they have said no ship-to-ship pvp, you won't see each other's changes to planets, etc) and they sometimes say you can (like that Late Night clip specifically saying you can).

Constantly hinting at so many hidden things and that the game has way more to it than is on the surface when in face it doesn't seem to is bound to get backlash once people come to reality.
74  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: HarmonQuest on: August 11, 2016, 05:25:09 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on August 05, 2016, 04:15:14 PM

Here's the drawback.  This is on the subscription service SeeSo (I got it through Amazon Prime).  The first episode is free on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cuqqHGpRDE  It looks like you might be able to troll for more, if you search.  Seriously, this is worth it, IMO.  Try the first episode and see.

Yeah, that's the killer.  I already subscribe to Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu, I'm not adding another service just for one new show.
75  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: August 11, 2016, 12:33:24 AM
The Jimquisition put up the first review that I'm aware of, and gave it a 5/10.  Apparently his page has since gotten DOSed because of it, but you can see a cached version here:

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://www.thejimquisition.com/no-mans-sky-review/
76  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Reigns (PC and Mobile) on: August 11, 2016, 12:32:06 AM
This really doesn't make any sense to me.  I had full green rating with the people, and none of the others were below half, and a random mob just stormed the castle and killed me.  What's the point of doing well if I just randomly die?

I think I'm already done with this for now.
77  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Reigns (PC and Mobile) on: August 11, 2016, 12:25:00 AM
Well, my first game I died in 4 years.  icon_lol  I didn't even realize I was making decisions, I was just swiping trying to get to the game until it told me to slow down, lol.

My second king didn't last much longer even though I knew what I was doing...

I'm not sure I really understand the dots above the things when you are making an action.  I'm not sure why they aren't just arrows so you know if it is raising or lowering the stat.
78  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: August 10, 2016, 06:14:26 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on August 10, 2016, 05:54:04 PM

Quote from: naednek on August 10, 2016, 04:57:44 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on August 10, 2016, 03:13:14 PM

Huh.  I still didn't know about the survival stuff, until I just read it in your post.  Yeah, that's a big strike against the game, if that's the case.  I have no interest in survival games.  Like you, I've tried them, and they're just not for me.

For me, my interest was all about the exploration.  In fact, the potential for that is so good, I'm hoping to hear that the survival stuff is very simple and just sprinkled into the game, because I'd like to enjoy it.

Not sure if you were paying attention to the trailers the last month, but more and more it screamed survival in space than explore in space.  Sorry collecting items and constantly meeting checklists in order to survive doesn't scream fun for me.  I'm willing to try it once it's below $15.  i think we'll see a big price drop soon.  It already has a limited audience based on the type of game.  I'd argue the hype enticed people to buy who wouldnt normally buy it. 

So.. you can't reload your gun in game?  has to be done in a menu?  Wow.

I've been in media lockdown, actually, so I didn't see any of the recent trailers.

Just to alleviate some of your fears, I think it's less survival than games that have "if I don't eat every 20 minutes I die" if that's what your'e thinking. 

But it does look to be a ton of mining resources and crafting and selling/trading and stuff along with the planet discovery and space exploration.
79  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1] Just Cause 3 on: August 10, 2016, 05:44:28 PM
And a trailer for the Bavarium Sea Heist DLC, which I guess adds a lightning gun and...?

So this completes the season pass.  I'm curious to see the patch notes and see if anything else has been updated/fixed, or if that's where it ends.
80  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Ubisoft anniversary free games on: August 10, 2016, 04:59:54 PM
One last week to pick up Splinter Cell for free, before the deal turns into Rayman Origins on the 17th.
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