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1  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 18, 2014, 07:59:28 PM
Chuck Norris vs Pac Man

2  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (12/16) on: December 16, 2014, 04:20:06 AM
I needed something to play on a long flight, so I grabbed The Wolf Among Us for iPad.  I skipped this previously because it just looked...well...silly.  Shame on me, as this is a wholly engrossing game.  Just finished Episode 2 tonight, can't wait to see where it goes next.  My only gripe is that is chews through my battery so quickly.  Not really conducive to flights, but good for hotel rooms with an outlet.  Very impressed with what they've done.  I always enjoyed the TT games, but the nonsensical "tape the purple monkey to the ceiling fan" type of puzzles in the Sam & Max and Strongbad games always left me frustrated as hell.  Getting rid of those and just letting the narrative do its excellent work is a much more enjoyable experience.

I was so impressed with it that I grabbed TTs first Game of Thrones game as well.  In retrospect, however, I'll probably wait on starting it until there are a couple more episodes completed.
3  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: December 15, 2014, 10:48:38 PM

Quote from: farley2k on December 15, 2014, 02:08:30 PM

Quote from: Kvothe on December 12, 2014, 08:46:29 PM

Always intrigued about papers please, glad it's coming to ios.  Maybe we will get Gone Home next?

That would be great.  As long as we are wishfully thinking I would love to see To the Moon appear on ios

One can only hope.  Such a wonderful game.

I started The Wolf Among Us yesterday and am enjiying it far more than I expected to.  I burned out on TellTale games after Sam & Max and Strongbad, but this one is really fantastic.
4  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: December 15, 2014, 01:50:51 PM

Quote from: Scraper on December 15, 2014, 01:35:07 PM

Seriously if you haven't upgraded Vivienne with a combo of Knight Enchanter (Everything except the snail skill) and the Spirit skill line, do it now, she can literally solo dragons.

I'm about 60 hours in as well, and have never even used Vivienne.  Her snooty, arrogant character bugged me so bad upon her initial introduction that I just never went back to her.  I dump my worst mage gear on her, but have never actually used her in combat, nor have I bothered to talk with her and start any of her story quests.  I probably should rectify that, but she just irritates me.
5  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / WTF is going on here? on: December 14, 2014, 06:28:52 PM
I seem to be having random issues with Firefox lately, and I'm not really sure where to start troubleshooting.  It bogs down horribly anytime there are any sort of animated, well, anything. GIFs, animated ads, even some videos cause it to slow to an absolute crawl.  I've also seen some sort of strange Chinese (?) writing towards the top of each tab on occasion.  Doesn't happen often (pops up once every couple days, and closing and restarting the browser makes it go away).  Hopefully it shows up in this screenshot:



I've run a virus scan (McAfee, it came with the PC), Malwarebytes, and Spybot, and they all came back clean.  I've also tried deleting and reinstalling Firefox.  It's not a bandwidth issue, as I typically get between 20-30 Mbps.  I'm not sure where to go with this...any ideas?  TIA

EDIT:  I installed Adblock, and that seems to have fixed many of the slowdown issues.  Running pretty smooth now, although I have seen the strange Chinese characters twice today.  Odd.
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: December 12, 2014, 09:02:08 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on December 12, 2014, 08:04:49 PM

Quote from: skystride on December 12, 2014, 04:43:50 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on December 12, 2014, 12:41:06 AM

Hours later, I got back to Haven and realized I'd have to talk to everyone again.  It was too much.  Honestly, I can appreciate all the backstory they put into these games, but I rarely have the patience for it.  I stopped doing more than skimming books in DA:O pretty quickly, and even now I find my attention drifting when someone is telling me their life story.  It's not even that it's not interesting.  It is, but there's just soooo much of it.

I'm feeling the same way.  I wouldn't have minded back in the day when I spent 5 hrs gaming every night but when you have limited time and Dorian is yapping on and on through deeper and deeper dialog trees, it gets tiring.  And I know it's partly my fault since I don't really have to exhaust every talk option but I have to be a completionist.

Yeah, there's nothing like clicking on the last little subject in a lengthy discussion only to find a new option pop up after that chat with {Investigate} and behind that, five more options.

I don't mean to criticize this, by the way, as I know some people love this, but all the dialogue just gets overwhelming sometimes.

The extensive dialog trees are one of the things I find most enjoyable about DAI.  I love spending 15 minutes getting into a ton of detail on a character's background and opinions. 
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Squenix, the ultimate troll on: December 12, 2014, 08:57:47 PM

Quote from: Andrew Wonser on December 12, 2014, 05:21:32 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on December 12, 2014, 04:34:10 PM

Also are they really porting the PC version? Is this because PC is more similar than the PS2 version. Hopefully they use the re-release and not the original PC version.



IIRC, there were improvements in the PC release, though that may have just been anti-aliasing or something.

The recent PC port was a straight re-release of the PC version that originally came out in 1998.  The problem with it back then is that all the polygon character models were hi-res, while they did nothing to improve the backgrounds.  So you had these sharp characters in front of a blurry, lo-res background.  There were also issues with the MIDI soundtrack sounding awful on PC.  Neither of those issues were fixed with the recent PC port, and given their track record, I doubt they will be fixed for the PS4 port either.  

The FFX/X2 releases were completely redone in hi-res (character models, backgrounds, everything) to take advantage of a more powerful system, and the music was also remastered.  If FF VII is a straight port of the PC version (which we're all assuming it is), it will have made none of these improvements.  Hence why many of us feel this version seems like a lazy cash grab.
8  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Squenix, the ultimate troll on: December 12, 2014, 06:22:32 PM

Quote from: Andrew Wonser on December 12, 2014, 04:11:10 PM

ps The time stamp on Gratch's post makes it's pretty clear who he really is.

 icon_twisted icon_twisted icon_twisted

Making a big deal about announcing this port proves that Square is completely tone deaf when it comes to their audience.  FF VII is great nostalgia for a lot of us, but the game really doesn't hold up that well.  I would imagine that playing it now for the first time would cause most people to wonder what all the fuss is about.  Those of us who are huge fans of the game are already likely to have copies in multiple formats, so re-releasing the exact same thing for yet another platform means absolutely nothing.  Add in the constant rumors of a remake, and this announcement really ends up feeling like nothing more than a nostalgia cash-grab for the very few who don't already have it.

Look, I'm as big a FF VII as you'll find.  I would list FF VII as my favorite game of all time.  I have finished it 4 times and have gotten 1/2 to 2/3 of the way through on three other occasions.  I have now purchased the game twice for PS1, once on PSP/PS3, and once on PC.  I have purchased all the spinoff games and movies.  I have 3 different versions of the soundtrack.  Etc. etc.  Instead of getting the loyal fans excited about something new related to FF VII and making me want to give Squeenix more money, this move did exactly the opposite.  It actually makes me less inclined to pay attention to what Square doing, since they are proving they have no clue what fans actually want.
9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: December 12, 2014, 04:00:48 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on December 12, 2014, 01:59:42 PM

Quote from: Asharak on December 12, 2014, 12:57:29 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on December 12, 2014, 12:41:06 AM

Now I just stopped because the stupid inventory system led me into a trap.  I've been good about clearing out my common items I'm not using and equipping everybody when I come back to Haven (and heading to Haven when I discover it's getting full), but I've been warned not to get rid of "valuables" because a lot of them get used for side quests.

If it helps, the only "valuables" that have actual value, that I'm aware of, are the ones with a black-and-gold icon that are marked as "Creature Research Items". Those ones you can turn in to one the NPCs in town for extra info on / damage against particular enemy types. So as long as you do that before going to a vendor, you can auto-sell the remainder of your valuables each time you're at home.

- Ash

I hit the research station first, every time, but from what I've read, there are a few valuables that are needed for quests later in the game, with no real indicator that they might be useful.

I have occasionally seen items needed for completing requisition requests get lumped in with the "valuables" category.  Items like Spider Ichor, for example.
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Squenix, the ultimate troll on: December 12, 2014, 01:06:06 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on December 12, 2014, 12:47:02 PM

I'm pretty sure there was a consensus about not wanting a straight port of FF VII.  It just wasn't vocalized because it was so blazingly obvious that no one felt the need to say it out loud.

What he said
11  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: December 11, 2014, 10:46:24 PM

Quote from: Lee on December 11, 2014, 09:00:33 PM

I couldn't get into Papers Please, probably because I have zero short term memory and attention to detail is hard. It felt like work.

That was my impression as well.  Good idea, but didn't appeal to me in the least.
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: December 11, 2014, 03:22:37 PM

Quote from: Roguetad on December 10, 2014, 05:17:06 PM

Quote from: Scraper on December 10, 2014, 05:00:03 PM

They're down by the stables and Blackwall.
They seem to hang out in the central courtyard area after a certain point in the game.  I think I've seen Ser hanging out near the vendor lady close to the stables.  He's probably trying to work his templar charm on her...
Spoiler for Hiden:
it won't work.

I like how Ser responds to questions about his name.  Don't you have any other name?  No, just Ser.  The writers missed the opportunity to ask him if he wanted to be called Mister Ser, or Sir Ser.

I finally found them, all three reappeared up in a corner of the castle walls in a place I had been multiple times before.  Not sure if that's a bug or what.

Decided to go the Champion route instead of Templar.  The quest said I was still 0/3 on the "Dueling Champions" task but it still let me pick the specialization.  Strange.
13  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [iOS/Multi] Dungeon Quest! on: December 10, 2014, 04:45:41 PM
Thanks for bumping this.  Not sure how I missed it the first time around, but it seems like it has a ton of potential.   thumbsup

EDIT:  Tying skills to specific weapons is a strange choice for such a loot-driven game.  If I spend a bunch of points upgrading one specific hammer skill, then the Ubersword of Infinite Awesomeness happens to drop an hour later, then all my skill upgrades are now worthless because I didn't happen to upgrade that one particular weapon.  Or am I missing something?
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: December 10, 2014, 03:41:44 PM

Quote from: Turtle on December 10, 2014, 01:45:04 PM

They should be standing at the front gate, just as before.

Otherwise, they might be standing near the characters that use their talents.

Also, if you had already turned in a quest, that locks you into using it, so save beforehand.

Weird, my guys seem to have disappeared.  When I originally talked to the three folks that unlock the specialization quests, they were high up on the castle walls (it actually took me a while to figure out how to get to them).  I've since gone back to that same spot, but there's no one there.

I'm supposed to talk with "Ser" to unlock the Templar skill tree, but he's nowhere to be found.  It says I've done everything (collected the broken philters, have the Embrium, collected the writings, etc.) but setting the "Way of the Templar" quest as active doesn't give me any quest marker. It just tells me to go talk to that guy, and I can't find him anywhere. 

So confused.
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: December 10, 2014, 01:11:06 PM

Quote from: Turtle on December 10, 2014, 07:38:21 AM

For example, using the search now highlights things for much longer, and it will put little blips on your radar in the lower left UI. Useful for people tired of playing the yellow outline hunt while searching for stuff.

This was an awesome, and much needed, fix.  SO much easier to find stuff now.

I'm having trouble finding the guys who unlock the specialization classes.  I talked with all three of them at Skyhold hours ago, and received the laundry list of things I had to do.  I've got two of them completed now, but can't for the life of me find where I go to unlock them.  Highlighting the quest in the journal doesn't give me a map marker anywhere, even though all the quest items are completed.   icon_confused  I'm level 18 now, and feel like I'm missing out on an entire part of the game because I haven't unlocked these skills yet. 
16  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: December 09, 2014, 09:44:05 PM

Quote from: farley2k on December 09, 2014, 06:08:26 PM

Finally! One game I have thought would be great on ios forever!

Heroes of Might and Magic III coming in January of 2015!

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The most popular Heroes® title of all time is back in HD! Fifteen years later, rediscover the epic tale of Queen Catherine Ironfist, as she re-embarks on her critically acclaimed quest to unite her ravaged homeland and re-conquer the kingdom of Erathia. Heroes® of Might & Magic® III is a turn-based strategy game, originally released in February 1999.

Quote
Key Features
A new HD experience: re-live the Heroes® III in HD, a true craftsmanship which offers players updated graphics, with wide screen compatibility.
Enjoy the critically acclaimed Heroes® III gameplay, with 7 exciting campaign scenarios, around 50 skirmish maps, a local multiplayer mode and a map editor.
A new online multiplayer lobby tailored for PC: Now Steamworks compatible, the PC version of Heroes® III offers an online multiplayer lobby, where you can share your experience with the Heroes® III community.
Play Heroes® III on tablets anywhere: Heroes® III now features iOS and Android tablet versions, upgraded with intuitive touch controls to enjoy this passionate game experience anywhere… anytime.
Quote

While I love this news (HOMM3 is one of my top 5 all-time games), the lack of mention of a random map generator kinda sucks.

I'm sure I'll be there day one regardless.

EDIT:  Just read over at TA that this HD remake is for the base game only because all the source code for the expansions has been lost.  frown  Explains the lack of a RMG, as that was introduced in the first expansion pack.
17  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Calculator on: December 09, 2014, 07:01:44 PM
Phone app for me
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The end of a gaming era on: December 09, 2014, 01:34:28 PM
lol, someone apparently owes me a XB1.  Tongue
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The end of a gaming era on: December 09, 2014, 02:39:18 AM

Quote from: Dante Rising on December 09, 2014, 02:26:09 AM

Getting back to Gratch's original point, I think the best console to get if you have to choose one, would be the PS4. Two, and I would go PS4 and WiiU. Harcore gamers will obviously own all 3 eventually, and I'm guessing a few years from now Gratch will grab an Xbox One. By then it will be $199 and have a better supply of exclusives.

In fact, I'm putting money on it. By the end of Black Friday 2016, Gratch owns an XB1.  icon_biggrin

Bookmarked.   nod

For the record, price isn't a factor at all.  I could afford one today no problem if I felt there was a reason to have it.  Unfortunately, there just...isn't.
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The end of a gaming era on: December 08, 2014, 09:37:20 PM

Quote from: Ridah on December 08, 2014, 08:00:10 PM

I think the largest value proposition for the Xbox 360 was the fact that most people were doing their online gaming on it rather than the PS3. That began to change towards the end of the console cycle as Sony improved PSN, and it's certainly not the case this generation.

The XB1 and PS4 are at hardware parity, despite a few hardly discernible advantages in the PS4 versions of some games, so it really comes down to exclusives and what platform your friends own. In addition to Sunset Overdrive, Halo 5, and Quantum Break, as mentioned before, there is also Tomb Raider, Below, Massive Chalice, and likely others to consider.

Tomb Raider is just a timed exclusive, right?  I can be patient.  I find that as I get older and busier with kids/career/etc., there's much less of a rush to be first with the latest and greatest.  I actually had to look up what the other exclusives are, as I hadn't heard of them before...that's how out of the loop I am with the XB1.   icon_redface

The only reason I kept the 360 as long as I did was the off chance that I would get into Rock Band again.  Realized that between Rocksmith on PC and my new(ish) electronic drum kit, there really isn't any need to bang on pretend plastic instruments anymore.
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (12/8) on: December 08, 2014, 04:43:08 PM
I'll eventually get the Lara Croft game, as I quite enjoyed the last one.  Probably not this week though, got enough on my plate trying to finish up Dragon Age.

Quote from: Dante Rising on December 08, 2014, 08:42:07 AM

My friend claims that Suikoden II is the best Japanese RPG of all time. I'll finally get to check it out for myself on the Vita.

Meh.  I've tried it a couple times and I still can't see what all the fuss is about.  Maybe it's because I don't have the rose colored glasses from playing it back in the day.
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The end of a gaming era on: December 07, 2014, 03:53:49 PM

Quote from: Ridah on December 07, 2014, 09:56:47 AM

You don't think you'll buy an Xbox One at any point in the next 6-7 years?

My gaming scope has narrowed over the years as my gaming time has decreased.  As a result, 99.9% of the console exclusives are games that I have zero interest in.  Whatever the next big MP shooter on XB1 will be, I can say with confidence that it won't move my needle much.  smile

I suppose that a surprise announcement that the next Final Fantasy game is XBone only might make me reconsider, but I'd say the chances of that are pretty dang slim.
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Squenix, the ultimate troll on: December 07, 2014, 04:44:52 AM
More bush league bullshit from Squeenix.  I hate the company's business practices with nearly as much passion as I have for their games.
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The end of a gaming era on: December 07, 2014, 04:43:35 AM
I just formatted the HD and unhooked my Xbox 360 in preparation for donating it to a Sub-for-Santa family through work.  Realized that this is the first time in 12 years that there has not been an Xbox of some sort in the Gratch household.  Given my recent purchase of a PS4, combined with the lack of a single exclusive that interests me on the XB1, I'm guessing that this is the end of the Xbox era for me. 

Pouring out a 40 for my dead Xbox homie...so many awesome gaming memories over the years.
25  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: TV Viewing and Spending Thresholds Discussion on: December 06, 2014, 01:47:40 AM
The only thing I watch on TV, ever, is sports.  Mainly college football, but some NFL and playoff hockey as well.  Any other programming I either catch on Netflix or through iTunes season passes.  If it's not available through either of those options, I simply don't watch it.  Get all my news online.  The movie channels like HBO or Showtime don't interest me at all.  I'm perfectly content to be a season behind and just watch Game of Thrones when it comes out on iTunes.  smile. Little B 5.8 likes the kids shows on Disney and Nick Jr, but she's not terribly picky and would watch anything as long as it's animated.

If there was a "sports only" package from any provider, I would buy it in a heartbeat.  I'd like to switch to DirectTV to get NFL Sunday Ticket, but since they don't have the Pac12 Network (my main sports interest is Utah football), that's not an option.

I'm mostly low-tech.  I have a decent 52" TV that's about 3 years old, but I couldn't begin to tell you what resolution it is.  I haven't changed out my old cable box/DVR in a long time.  I know Comcast has the fancy new DVR, but I'm pretty sure 99% of its functionality would be lost on me.  As long as I can record a game here and there, that's about all I need. 
26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: It's Almost Thanksgiving (USA! USA!), What's your GOTY? on: November 30, 2014, 12:03:48 AM

Quote from: siege on November 29, 2014, 05:34:32 PM

Around 18 hours in I'm ready to give it the nod for the best I've played this year, if not in a few years.

Same here.  DAI really is a fantastic game, and is going to be my GOTY unless the ending completely falls off a cliff.
27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 29, 2014, 03:25:21 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on November 29, 2014, 11:33:41 AM

Quote from: Gratch on November 29, 2014, 02:42:39 AM

Best part of the Hinterlands is revisiting with a level 15 party and wiping the floor with everything that was kicking your ass at the start of the game.   icon_twisted

So Blackwall just...left.  No idea why, as I hadn't received any messages that he "greatly disapproved" with anything I'd done.  There was an indicator to go talk with him last time I got back to Skyhold, which I did.  Told him I was glad he was part of the Inquisition, and he agreed.  Went back to the throne room and started equipping my characters with some new gear, and he was simply gone.  Jumped to a new area, and there's a big X through his card and he's not a selectable character anymore.  He wasn't a huge loss party-wise, as I didn't use him very often.  However, it sure would have been nice to have at least some gorram indication that was going to happen.   icon_evil

Thankfully, I picked up someone that more than made up for it...
Spoiler for Hiden:
Morrigan

I swear, I'd pay good money simply to hear Claudia Black read the phone book.   drool

I also had the bug where the dialog wheel stops showing up, which required two PS4 reboots.  I've found that anytime my subtitles disappear, it's a pretty good indicator that the game is going to either crash back to the dashboard or bug out with the dialog wheel pretty soon.

you didn't check the stable where he liked to stay?  there's a clue there

Thought i did, but apparently I need to look closer.  smile
28  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 29, 2014, 02:42:39 AM
Best part of the Hinterlands is revisiting with a level 15 party and wiping the floor with everything that was kicking your ass at the start of the game.   icon_twisted

So Blackwall just...left.  No idea why, as I hadn't received any messages that he "greatly disapproved" with anything I'd done.  There was an indicator to go talk with him last time I got back to Skyhold, which I did.  Told him I was glad he was part of the Inquisition, and he agreed.  Went back to the throne room and started equipping my characters with some new gear, and he was simply gone.  Jumped to a new area, and there's a big X through his card and he's not a selectable character anymore.  He wasn't a huge loss party-wise, as I didn't use him very often.  However, it sure would have been nice to have at least some gorram indication that was going to happen.   icon_evil

Thankfully, I picked up someone that more than made up for it...
Spoiler for Hiden:
Morrigan

I swear, I'd pay good money simply to hear Claudia Black read the phone book.   drool

I also had the bug where the dialog wheel stops showing up, which required two PS4 reboots.  I've found that anytime my subtitles disappear, it's a pretty good indicator that the game is going to either crash back to the dashboard or bug out with the dialog wheel pretty soon.
29  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: November 28, 2014, 06:14:38 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on November 28, 2014, 05:54:40 PM

Three words: Soccer ball droid.  icon_neutral

Yeah, that seemed overly silly.  I also did a  Roll Eyes at the light saber hilt.

Other than those two minor gripes, I thought that was pretty cool.  Cautiously optimistic...we've been burned by cool Star Wars trailers before.
30  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: What to get for 3DS on: November 28, 2014, 05:31:56 PM
If you're a fan of Final fantasy, I'd highly recommend the new Theatrhythm Curtain Call game.  It's an absolutely wonderful nostalgia trip wrapped in a solid and fun rhythm game.
31  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 28, 2014, 06:58:34 AM
Pro tip:  Spend enough Inquisition perks to unlock the "Deft Hands, Fine Tools" early on.  I have around half a dozen quests in different areas that I can't access until I get that perk.  And since I haven't spent any points in that category so far (that particular perk doesn't unlock until you spend at least 4), it's going to be a minimum of 5 more Inquisition levels until I'll be able to even start any those quests.  In my nearly 40 hours, I'm only at Inquisition level 8, so it's going to be a long, long time until I can even get a chance to finish those quests.  frown

Finished my first romance questline (Josephine...rawr).  It was extremely well done, with a great story and a fantastic ending.  I also just finished a hilarious cutscene that centered around a card game.  While it didn't move the plot forward per se, it was such a wonderful example of storytelling...showing how these characters can actually drop their guard and have some fun.  Brought a big ol' smile to my face.  Now it's back to killing stuff.  
32  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: November 28, 2014, 03:09:33 AM
Grabbed Shadow Warrior for $4.
33  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: November 27, 2014, 05:24:30 PM
OO not loading for anyone else this morning?  I keep getting timeout errors.
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/25) on: November 26, 2014, 10:07:35 PM
GT's excellent review of Rollers of the Realm moved it from a "someday" to a "right now" purchase.  I also picked up Goat Simulator, because the new fantasy MMO-themed add on looked so utterly ridiculous and over-the-top that I just had to check it out.
35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 26, 2014, 07:23:16 PM

Quote from: rittchard on November 26, 2014, 06:23:53 PM

Funny after my previous post, I continued on the next evening and was treated to even more overwhelming epic-ness and plot advancement.  I felt that same rush I had at the *conclusion* sequences of Origins.  

Just curious, was this during a specific mission or quest?  I also ran though an incredibly epic one last night
Spoiler for Hiden:
fighting the Nightmare in the Fade
.  Wondering if we're in roughly the same spot.
36  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Jurassic World on: November 25, 2014, 09:33:43 PM

Quote from: farley2k on November 25, 2014, 06:17:24 PM


That just looks stupid.
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 25, 2014, 12:44:29 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on November 24, 2014, 04:16:50 PM

Has anyone run into the cut scene conversations pausing?  I've run into the particular issue twice on the XB1 admittedly after some rather long play time.

A few times.  Interestingly (maybe its just a coincidence), it only seems to happen during conversations with (seriously, major spoiler)
Spoiler for Hiden:
Hawke
.  Will keep an eye on it and see if that's consistent or not.

Not knowing what the rewards are from the War Room missions drives me nuts.  Sent one of my emissaries on a mission that took over 19 hours to complete (the longest I'd seen previously was 4 hours).  I was all excited when she returned, thinking that the reward just had to be something significant since the mission was so long, right?  I got 100 influence (I currently need 6,000 to hit the next level) and a Qunari-specific helm that was significantly worse than the one I already had equipped.   Roll Eyes
38  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: November 24, 2014, 05:11:34 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 24, 2014, 04:51:56 PM


That is just...epic.
39  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 24, 2014, 03:21:46 PM

Quote from: Scraper on November 24, 2014, 03:16:25 PM

Quote from: Gratch on November 24, 2014, 02:46:19 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on November 24, 2014, 02:36:21 PM

Question #2 is addressed here.

Sort of. I've been to the blacksmith, but Bianca isn't listed as an option at either the "Craft Weapons" or "Modify Weapons" station.  There's no dialog option that seems to upgrade it either. 

I'm sure I'm just missing something obvious here...

Did you switch to Verric's character in the blacksmith screen? I upgraded Bianca at the blacksmith but I'm pretty sure you have to press down or up on the D-pad to cycle your characters. Otherwise all you get in the upgrade screen is the unequipped items and the items your currently selected character is wearing.

Thanks, that actually explains alot.  I hadn't been switching characters, and couldn't figure out for the life of me why a bunch of my weapons and armor weren't showing up in the upgrade screen.
40  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 24, 2014, 02:46:19 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on November 24, 2014, 02:36:21 PM

Question #2 is addressed here.

Sort of. I've been to the blacksmith, but Bianca isn't listed as an option at either the "Craft Weapons" or "Modify Weapons" station.  There's no dialog option that seems to upgrade it either. 

I'm sure I'm just missing something obvious here...
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