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121  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 11/14/14 on: November 17, 2014, 12:32:02 AM
Breaking my FF XIV obsession + a gaming lull until Dragon Age = bad for my budget. 

I spent way too much money and grabbed Resogun on PS4 (very fun), Endless Legend on PC (jury is still out), and Dreamfall Chapters on PC (very good).  Just killing some time until DA on Tuesday.
122  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 14, 2014, 10:47:29 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on November 14, 2014, 10:46:05 PM

Origin should accept the same password you were using to log into Star Wars: The Old Republic.  Is it possible you added an authenticator to your account and it's waiting for a response code?

-Autistic Angel

Nope.  It did finally decided to accept the new password and let me log in...after about 2 hours.
123  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 11/14/14 on: November 14, 2014, 05:21:46 PM

Quote from: Lee on November 14, 2014, 05:06:05 PM

Or maybe Dishonored (I bought it and never played it, think its supposed to be good)?

Very good...I loved Dishonored.
124  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 11/14/14 on: November 14, 2014, 03:49:23 PM
Back to FF XIV for a few days until Dragon Age hits.
125  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 14, 2014, 02:44:45 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on November 13, 2014, 02:37:47 AM

I have never had a problem with any game running in Origin.  My one encounter with their technical support occurred when I was trying to register my copy of The Sims 2 to unlock the Sims 2 Ultimate Edition, and they had the issue solved in minutes.

I'm the exact opposite.  I refuse to buy anything through Origin anymore because I have had nothing but issues with their service.  Games disappearing from my library, downloads not working, corrupted downloads. endless login issues, etc., etc.  They've been nothing but frustration for me and I won't use them for anything anymore.

EDIT:  Case in point.  I've been trying to do the Dragon Age Keep thing, which requires me to log in with my Origin account.  Says my password was invalid, so I went to their site and changed it.  That was nearly 20 minutes ago, and it still won't let me in with the brand new password that I just used.  I fucking hate Origin.   finger
126  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 12, 2014, 03:34:07 AM
I'm now even more annoyed with myself for playing through the DA games of so many different platforms.  Played through DAO once on 360 and once on PC, DA 2 once on PC and once on PS3, and now I'll be playing DAI on PS4.  Nothing from my characters is going to carry over.  frown

Very excited for this one though (great review, btw). 
127  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/11) on: November 10, 2014, 03:25:43 PM

Quote from: TiLT on November 10, 2014, 02:48:43 PM

Quote from: Gratch on November 10, 2014, 02:36:44 PM

Nothing for me this week.  Waiting for Dragon Age next week.   drool

Heresy! Next week is for GTA V only!

Not a chance.  I'm the one person on the planet who absolutely can't stand the GTA games.
128  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/11) on: November 10, 2014, 02:36:44 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on November 10, 2014, 03:44:22 AM

Will pick up ACU some time, but my 35th wedding anniversary is next weekend and there's way too much going on to be able to devote the time to it.

Gratz!

Nothing for me this week.  Waiting for Dragon Age next week.   drool
129  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/360/Ps3/Ps4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on: November 10, 2014, 05:02:34 AM
Helpful info, thanks.  I still alternate between frustrated as hell and utter amazement with this game.  I really struggle to kill enemy captains, especially when there's a big mob around at the same time.  This leads to lots of deaths and subsequent promotions that just make the game harder.  Stealth kills on Captains also causes me to tear my hair out.  I've had at least 4-5 lined up perfectly, and when I hit the button to land the blow, it decides to kill the guy next to the Captain instead of the actual Captain.  Frustrating.

That said, moments like these more than make up for it.

-  Took down my first Warchief tonight during the story mission (Mogg the Other Twin, I think).  Battling him on a platform in the middle of what must have been at least 30 orcs.  Backflipping, dodging, and parrying like crazy, all while slowly chipping away at his health.  Just as my own HP went into critical, I landed the final blow...which sent the entire mob of Uruks running in terror and restored me to 100% health.  I literally jumped out of my chair with an audible "YES!!!" when he finally went down.

-  Had a Captain who had been terrorizing me for hours, I think his name was Tumuk.   He'd always show up at bad times, and I could never quite managed to take him down.  I saw that he was doing one of those "Duel" events with another low level Captain.   The duel starts, and I take out his opposing Captain with a quick headshot.  Tumuk, thinking he'd won, goes strolling off with his posse in tow.  I stealthily pick off his entourage one by one as they cross the bridge, and I sneak up on him to land the killing strike...forgetting (of course) to check his intel to see if he was immune to stealth or not.  Turns out that he was immune, so a large battle ensues.  I'm frantically fighting off the growing mob along with Tumuk when I decide to check his intel.  Turns out he takes damage from explosions, and...oh look...there's a campfire about 50 yards away.  I break out of combat and sprint to the fire, with now a huge line of baddies behinds me.  I run past the fire just enough to get them all around it, then turn around and shoot a Focus shot straight into the flames.  Boom goes the dynamite, the boss is down to about 1/4 health, and I was able to finish him off pretty easily.

As a crusty old jaded gamer, those "this is why I still love gaming" moments are much harder to come by these days.  I've experienced a bunch with this game just in the first 10 hours, which is pretty impressive.  smile
130  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/360/Ps3/Ps4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on: November 09, 2014, 08:02:43 PM
So I gave this another shot this weekend, and it has finally started to click.  While I still find myself frustrated as hell at times, I'm having far more fun than I was expecting.  A couple stupid questions:

1.  How do I tell my what my Power level is?  The Captains I'm fighting are anywhere from Power level 5 to Power level 20, but I have no idea how that compares with my level. 
2.  There's one Boss that has killed me multiple times, and has gotten promoted through a number of other events.  I've run across him a couple times in the field now, and he's to the point where he can kill me with one shot (and did so twice in the last hour).  Am I just better off running like hell every time I see him until I get stronger?  Or have I created an unstoppable monster because he's killed me so many times?
3.  I may have asked this before (apologies if so), but what are the "must have" skills?  I have 5-6 skill points saved up because wanted to get some of the skills at the next level, but I can't decide which is the best route to go.

Glad I tried this again, I was about *this* close to trading it in on Friday.   thumbsup
131  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Ps4] inFAMOUS: Second Son on: November 08, 2014, 08:48:38 PM
Finally got around to finishing this today.  I've always said that the next open world game I like will be the first...and this was the first.  smile  Really enjoyed the story, the game looked incredible, the combat was fun, and there were just enough "goodies" to find and things to do without it feeling overwhelming.  A solid A game in my book.   thumbsup
132  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 11/07/14 on: November 08, 2014, 05:12:08 AM
Kinda burned out on FF XIV right now, so I might try to wrap up Infamous Second Son.  I also want to finally get around to watching Farscape:  Peacekeeper Wars and there's the Utah/Oregon game tomorrow night.  Probably not much gaming time, now that I think about it.
133  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: GOP Storms Congress: FulL Control of Senate and House on: November 05, 2014, 04:10:38 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on November 05, 2014, 02:26:06 PM

What you will see is the Republicans submitting a lot of "for the people" bills that they know Obama will veto, just so that in 2016 they can show how the Democrats rejected every attempt to help the country.

Unfortunately politics has become more about the next election than about getting anything done. The 2016 election starts today.

Yup.  No one gives two shits about actually getting anything done.  It's all about posturing to get elected next time.  Rather sad, really.
134  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 10/31/14 on: November 01, 2014, 05:54:23 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on November 01, 2014, 02:11:36 PM

Quote from: Gratch on October 31, 2014, 04:26:43 PM

FF XIV.

Shocking, I know.

What happened with inFamous: Second Son?  Did you finish the game with Good Karma icon_smile or did that new system update brick your console? icon_frown

Still messing around with it, I'm at about the 70% mark.  I kinda put it on hold because the new FF XIV 2.4 patch this week added so much new stuff to do.

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And have you tried playing Final Fantasy XIV on the PS4 yet?  I'm curious how it handles.

It works fine, but I don't think I can ever get used to using a controller.  I'm sure I could swing it with some practice, but I think I'd rather just stick to PC.  Having a keyboard mouse setup for the big screen was pretty cool, but there's no way to really do that comfortably the way my room is set up.
135  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 10/31/14 on: October 31, 2014, 04:26:43 PM
FF XIV.

Shocking, I know.
136  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Public speaking on: October 30, 2014, 11:08:10 PM
I think that moving around is pretty much a requirement as a speaker.  I can't imagine listening to someone who stood rooted in one spot.  That said, you need to be careful how and where you move.  A good rule of thumb I've read is the "vision cone".  Hold your arms up at about a 45 degree angle and imagine they create a cone that goes outward (think of the guards in Metal Gear Solid).  You're safe to move anywhere, as long as the audience stays within that cone at all times.

Probably not explaining it very well (much easier to demonstrate), but hopefully that makes sense.
137  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: October 30, 2014, 06:58:04 PM
If you enjoy Breakout-style brick breaking games, be sure to check out Grey Cubes.  Been having a blast with it today.
138  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gamergate - Thoughts on: October 29, 2014, 12:02:39 PM

Quote from: Fireball on October 29, 2014, 07:49:23 AM

So, I have been tangentially aware of this for awhile, but not really paying attention. I don't see how anyone could argue that women are treated horribly and deeply objectified in many (most?) mainstream games, or justify any sort of harassment of those who point this clear fact out.

This childish, hateful behavior makes me sad.

What makes me even more sad is that after cracking the lid of this thing to look in, I quickly came across posts from Adam Baldwin (Firefly) and Nick Searcy (Justified) that make it pretty clear that they are immensely hateful and intolerant people with no ability to think beyond their limited and selfish perspective. That was heartbreaking.

Surprised you didn't know that about Baldwin.  He's always been very staunchly anti-gay and ultra-conservative.  As much as I love him on Firefly/Angel/etc., he pretty much seems like a raging asshole off the set.
139  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Crisis of faith or is it over? on: October 27, 2014, 11:59:38 AM

Quote from: Purge on October 27, 2014, 11:52:29 AM

I am a positive person - I am grateful for my life, both for successes and challenges.
I am open to the world, and push positive energy out which reflects and comes back to me. I have faith that these good things will happen (without evidence to prove they will).

God, the universe, the life force, whatever you call it, it reacts to the frequency of your life - the higher the frequency, the better it is.

My faith requires no history lessons, or the indoctrination of my children. Just as both plants and animals which are loved and fed as they grow, feeling and living and loving, the moment we live in is the solely the present.  since we have no tardis to examine the events or motivations of those who've crafted the faiths we hold so dear, I've release myself of the baggage and bondage to the words and ideas of the past.

I have faith that this is the right thing to do.

(my 2c)


 thumbsup thumbsup
140  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 10/24/14 on: October 24, 2014, 06:39:09 PM
Trying to finish up a bunch of stuff before the FF XIV 2.4 patch drops next week.  It adds a new playable DPS class (Rogue-->Ninja), so I need to get my Healer and/or Tank geared up so I don't have to sit in queue for ages.  Will probably spend some time with Infamous Second Son (68% complete) and Theatrhythm FF as well.

And of course the big Utah/USC matchup on Saturday night.  Gonna be a blast.
141  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/20) on: October 20, 2014, 03:37:33 AM
Debating whether to bite on Dreamfall Chapters now, or wait until it's finished.  I really want to play, but I'm afraid I'll forget major plot points if there is a significant gap between installments.  I really want to wait, but my love of that series may just win out.
142  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/PS3] Final Fantasy XIV (Characters/Servers in first post) on: October 19, 2014, 03:29:46 PM
The first expansion to FFXIV was announced yesterday, entitled "Heavensward".  Looks to be pretty awesome, and includes:

-  Level cap raise from 50 to 60 across all jobs and professions.
-  Massive new areas.
-  A new player race with both male and female characters.
-  Multiple new jobs.
-  New Primals, one of which will be completely unique to FFXIV.
-  Many new dungeons ó more than 3 or 4.
-  High-end raids
-  Airships, Airship, Airships ó Free Companies can band together and build their own airships.
-  New gear and recipes.

Will be out in Spring 2015.  Between this expansion and the ongoing patches (2.4 is rumored to drop this week), they are consistently adding a huge amount of content to the game.  Every time I feel like I might be getting burned out, they drop in something totally new that keeps things fresh. 

Bard is up to ilevel 107 (max is ilevel 115), I have one other glass maxed as well and am working on White Mage, and I've started getting serious about the crafting and gathering classes.  Still so much to do...  smile
143  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Liberal Fascism in Houston on: October 18, 2014, 06:46:25 PM

Quote from: Rip on October 18, 2014, 05:19:25 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on October 17, 2014, 02:44:57 PM

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The people of Houston and their religious leaders must be absolutely secure in the knowledge that their religious affairs are beyond the reach of the government.Ē

If there was ever a chance that I would hate voted for Abbott, this statement would put the nail in that coffin.  So if they want to engage in blatant political maneuvering, snake handling, polygamy, or child marriage, their religious freedom should keep them sacrosanct from government oversight?  Bullshit.

What one engages in and what one says are two different things. One of them is protected by this thing called the 1st amendment.

You're correct, the church has every right to say whatever they please from the pulpit.  The government also has every right to ensure that what they say is in compliance with the guidelines of non-political speech that provides them the significant tax-exempt advantages they enjoy.  If those regulations are violated, then the church should have no problem paying their taxes.
144  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Crisis of faith or is it over? on: October 17, 2014, 03:54:44 PM

Quote from: WorkingMike on October 16, 2014, 09:25:23 PM

What ever happened to just being cool? I neither believe nor disbelieve in God. I actually don't give it any thought at all. I do, however, try to treat people well. I watch out for my family, my neighbours and my friends. If I have more than I need, then I try to kick a little over to those who don't.

I have faith in myself and in the better nature of people. Folks can often be greedy, short sighted and foolish, but mostly every person just wants the same things, health and happiness and a little bit of security. I think that maybe if you stop worrying so much about the big picture and pay more attention to the smaller details, then everything else takes care of itself.

If there is a God, I'm pretty sure that I'm gonna get a high five when I die. I'm kinda aiming at a cosmic high five.

Well said Mike.   thumbsup
145  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/13) on: October 13, 2014, 03:02:44 PM
Splurged last week on Infamous Second Son and Styx, so probably nothing this week.
146  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [iOS] Terra Battle, from the creators of Final Fantasy on: October 13, 2014, 02:29:30 PM
I don't disagree with anything said here.  The energy system sucks, IAP sucks, and it's a shame they decided to go that route instead of giving the option to pay one price for the full game.

But holy shit, the gameplay is so damn good...Mistwalker just absolutely nailed it on that front.  Reviews tend to agree, with a 4.5/5 from both Toucharcade and Gamezebo and an 8/10 from Pocketgamer UK

I'm curious if/when the paywall will hit.  I haven't hit it yet (just finished Chapter 3), but am perfectly fine just playing in small chunks.  I'm sure those who are trying to grind straight through will hit it in a hurry.
147  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 10/10/14 on: October 13, 2014, 02:15:58 AM

Quote from: Gratch on October 10, 2014, 03:06:22 PM

It's going to be a gaming ADD kinda weekend.  Picked up Styx:  Master of Shadows yesterday.  Really enjoying it after a couple hours, and will be digging into it further.  I've started both Banner Saga and Terra Battle on iPad and continue to be enthralled by Theatrhythm Final Fantasy on 3DS.  Will also be trying to beat down those gorram Extreme Primals in FF XIV and might try to get Shadows of Mordor to click. 

So in short, I have no damn idea what I'm going to play, but have a shitload of options.  smile

Or I could just ignore all of these, pick up Infamous Second Son on a whim, and spend most of my weekend with that.  smile  I mainly just bought it out of the guilt of having a PS4 and the one other game I had (Shadows of Mordor) wasn't really clicking.  I had to have something to play on a brand new console, right?  I typically dislike open world games, but Second Son is far more fun than I expected.  I got to about the 45% completion point, having liberated (?) four of the Seattle districts. 

Also spend most of Sunday leveling up my crafters in FFXIV and starting my Novus weapon upgrades.  Eagerly awaiting the 2.4 patch, which should be dropping in the next couple weeks.
148  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Ps4] inFAMOUS: Second Son on: October 11, 2014, 04:37:47 AM
I grabbed this on a whim today (mainly because Shadows of Mordor wasn't really doing much for me), and have spent all night playing it.  Surprised how much I'm enjoying it, as "open world" anything typically isn't my thing.

I need to figure out how to turn off the OCD gamer in me, because I know that trying to grab every item/side mission/etc will keep me from actually finishing it.  smile
149  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [iOS] Terra Battle, from the creators of Final Fantasy on: October 10, 2014, 07:03:38 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on October 10, 2014, 05:44:03 PM

Quote from: Gratch on October 10, 2014, 03:18:39 PM

So Terra Battle is the newest games from Mistwalker, Hironobu Sakaguchi's studio.  It's a big departure from their previous efforts, and sees them trying to capture some of the lightning in a bottle that Puzzle & Dragons was able to do so well.  I was very skeptical about this tile-based battler, but it's really starting to grow on me.

The basic premise is very simple:  moving your tiles to surround an enemies on both sides allows you to attack.  However, there is a ton of strategy involved as you add in elements such as gaining additional attacks through ally positioning, unique skills for each character, massive combos, movement limits, etc.  I initially wrote the game off, but it's really started growing on me.  It's like a hyperactive chess game where every move matters.  Throw in a roster of 165 unique recruitable characters, a wide array of equipable items, and a full fledged job system, and this starts to become really interesting.  I'm still very early on, but have been having an absolute blast with this.

It does have one huge, glaring wart though:  an IAP energy timer system.  Each battle requires stamina, which slowly recharges over time.  So you can only play for a set number of battles before your stamina runs out, or you can (of course) buy more through IAP.  This hasn't been an issue so far (I just play a few battles then set it aside), but I can see it being a deal breaker for some folks.

I'd give it a tentative thumbs up.  It's free to try, with the only cost being whatever you decide to pay in IAP.  Doubt it'll be something I play over the long haul, but it's certainly been a worthwhile diversion for the last few days.  Oh, and did I mention it has an Uematsu soundtrack?  smile

Website is , it has some details and gameplay vids. 

Appreciate the heads up, sounded good till the timer shit, lost me there.  Wish they had a premium version, one time fee that removed that shit.  That's what it is, it's shit, and I'll never pay to extend a timer.  Fuck that.

I mostly agree...the timer might end up making it a no-go for me as well.  Like you, I'd gladly pay for a full unlocked version, but refuse to pay for incremental playtime.  That said, the gameplay is so solid that I may just adjust my paradigm and make this a "15 minutes a day" type of game.
150  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / [iOS] Terra Battle, from the creators of Final Fantasy on: October 10, 2014, 03:18:39 PM
So Terra Battle is the newest games from Mistwalker, Hironobu Sakaguchi's studio.  It's a big departure from their previous efforts, and sees them trying to capture some of the lightning in a bottle that Puzzle & Dragons was able to do so well.  I was very skeptical about this tile-based battler, but it's really starting to grow on me.

The basic premise is very simple:  moving your tiles to surround an enemies on both sides allows you to attack.  However, there is a ton of strategy involved as you add in elements such as gaining additional attacks through ally positioning, unique skills for each character, massive combos, movement limits, etc.  I initially wrote the game off, but it's really started growing on me.  It's like a hyperactive chess game where every move matters.  Throw in a roster of 165 unique recruitable characters, a wide array of equipable items, and a full fledged job system, and this starts to become really interesting.  I'm still very early on, but have been having an absolute blast with this.

It does have one huge, glaring wart though:  an IAP energy timer system.  Each battle requires stamina, which slowly recharges over time.  So you can only play for a set number of battles before your stamina runs out, or you can (of course) buy more through IAP.  This hasn't been an issue so far (I just play a few battles then set it aside), but I can see it being a deal breaker for some folks.

I'd give it a tentative thumbs up.  It's free to try, with the only cost being whatever you decide to pay in IAP.  Doubt it'll be something I play over the long haul, but it's certainly been a worthwhile diversion for the last few days.  Oh, and did I mention it has an Uematsu soundtrack?  smile

Website is , it has some details and gameplay vids. 
151  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 10/10/14 on: October 10, 2014, 03:06:22 PM
It's going to be a gaming ADD kinda weekend.  Picked up Styx:  Master of Shadows yesterday.  Really enjoying it after a couple hours, and will be digging into it further.  I've started both Banner Saga and Terra Battle on iPad and continue to be enthralled by Theatrhythm Final Fantasy on 3DS.  Will also be trying to beat down those gorram Extreme Primals in FF XIV and might try to get Shadows of Mordor to click. 

So in short, I have no damn idea what I'm going to play, but have a shitload of options.  smile
152  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call on: October 08, 2014, 05:14:47 PM

Quote from: Eel Snave on October 08, 2014, 03:04:47 PM

I loved Theatrhythm, but I've been hesitant to play this one. I got tired of just running through the same songs over and over again (unless I wanted to buy the DLC, of course!) without any sense of continual progression. I know you said they improved that, but in what way?

For starters, there's over 220 songs.  I've been playing for over 12 hours and haven't even seen half of them.

Did you play it before on iOS or 3DS?  The iOS version of the first game implemented a quest system, which carried over to Curtain Call.  It's pretty cool, allowing the player to progress through a short/medium/long series of songs with branching paths and unique rewards.  Even includes boss fights.  This is where I've spent the bulk of my time.

Where the previous version simply gave you seemingly useless skills as you leveled up, this version allows you to manually assign skills for each party member.  These skills can give significant benefits, and the right mix can make or break the higher level quests.  You can also use the cards you collect to level up specific stats.  I haven't delved into this at all, but have heard it can make a big difference as well.  

The lower levels still feel kinda the same as before, as you typically won't need the skills to get through a song or quest.  When you start getting to the high level (i.e. Ultimate Score) stuff, however, they become something you can't really ignore if you want to survive.

Hope that helps...ping me with any questions.  

EDIT:  When you "beat" the game at 20,000 Rhythmia points, there's an absolutely brilliant ska version of the FF and Chocobo theme that plays over the staff credits.  I could listen to that all day. 
153  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Crisis of faith or is it over? on: October 08, 2014, 05:04:39 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 08, 2014, 02:29:27 PM

Iím not convinced that many of you are willingly seeking God other than to mock him and those who espouse him. But not trying is not loving either.

There's no seeking of God from me, mocking or otherwise.  I feel I live a very purpose-driven life without the need to justify behaviors to a higher power.  I've also found the about the guilt-driven aspects of religion (i.e. Do it this way...OR ELSE!!) to be very...distasteful.

I'm glad that a belief in God/Jesus/whatever strengthens folks like ATB, Arclight, and most of my immediate family (who are very religious).  As long as it isn't used as a justification to persecute or remove the basic rights of others, I've got no issue with religion and would never try to dissuade anyone from it.  I've just personally never felt any need for it.  
154  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/360/Ps3/Ps4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on: October 08, 2014, 02:53:16 AM
I like this game, but I am seriously terrible at it.  Which is odd, as I never really had much trouble with the AC games.  It's a little frustrating that anytime you get spotted, you're immediately surrounded by a dozen enemies.  I haven't been able to get the hang of combat yet, and I'm afraid I'm going to break the game with the number of Orcs that are getting promoted because they killed me. 
155  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Styx: Master of Shadows [PC/PS4/XB1] on: October 08, 2014, 01:56:03 AM
Thanks for the impressions Dante.  Will definitely give this one a look.
156  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is your primary gaming device? on: October 06, 2014, 10:58:14 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on October 06, 2014, 08:49:19 PM

Gratch, let us know how the Banner Saga looks and plays. I can't find one review online.

Looks great, just as good as the PC version.  I do notice a little slowdown during battles though, but nothing that's a deal breaker. 

Only problem is that playing for longer than 15 minutes makes my iPad feel like it's going to melt.  Probably as hot as I've ever felt when running a game before.
157  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: We lost a forumer last night :( on: October 06, 2014, 06:33:45 PM
RIP, and condolences to his family.

And fuck cancer.   finger
158  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] Bayonetta 2 on: October 06, 2014, 03:48:00 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on October 06, 2014, 03:31:09 PM

Thatís fair, but is this REALLY the only game that interests you on the system?  The WiiU actually has a pretty good exclusives lineup now, at least better than the XBONE and PS4 currently has.

I'm not a fan of either Mario or Zelda games (the next one of either franchise that I enjoy will be the first).  So yeah, in looking at the top rated WiiU games there really isn't anything there that jumps out at all.
159  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] Bayonetta 2 on: October 06, 2014, 03:07:02 PM
Such a shame this is only on WiiU.  I'd buy it in a heartbeat, but there's no way I'm buying a WiiU just for one game...learned that lesson the hard way with my Wii and Xenoblade Chronicles.
160  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is your primary gaming device? on: October 06, 2014, 03:05:56 PM
This past year has been almost exclusively PC, mostly because I've only really only played one game since February (FF XIV).  Got a new PS4 over the weekend though, so that might change with some of the new things coming out.

I used to do a ton of iOS gaming, but it's felt really stale lately.  Everything feels like a copy of a copy of a copy, and nothing has really grabbed my attention since "Threes" came out.  frown  Picked up Banner Saga today...looking forward to giving that a spin.
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