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81  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Civilization Revolution 2 Reased for Ipad...and apparently nobody knew... on: July 03, 2014, 05:06:40 AM

Quote from: Lee on July 03, 2014, 02:56:55 AM

Pocket Tactics says it's just a graphics update, game play is the same. They will have a review up tomorrow. Sounds like I will skip it from what I have seen posted about it in various places.

Yeah, I'm really kinda regretting the purchase since I own the original.  Should have waited for reviews...oh well.
82  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Civilization Revolution 2 Reased for Ipad...and apparently nobody knew... on: July 02, 2014, 05:15:34 PM
Is there any way to cancel a unit's movement?  I accidentally tapped a spot way across the map, and now my unit just keeps automatically moving there no matter what I do.  Can't figure out how to cancel it.

The game looks great, but my iPad feels like it's going to melt after about 10 minutes.  I've never felt it get this hot before.
83  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Civilization Revolution 2 Reased for Ipad...and apparently nobody knew... on: July 02, 2014, 01:50:15 PM
I was mentioned in the general thread, but info there tends to get buried rather quickly.

I'm interested, may give it a shot.  Figure I'm going to need something to keep me occupied while I wait hours for specific quests to pop in FF XIV.   crybaby
84  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tomorrow is July 1, will we have ATB's GOTY? on: July 01, 2014, 01:37:04 AM

Quote from: ATB on July 01, 2014, 12:06:13 AM

icon_biggrin  Greatest thread title of all time.  icon_biggrin

And to answer your question, the only game I've played released in 2014 is Kinect Sports Rivals and it is not my game of the year.

2013's 2014 Game of the Year would be Battlefield 4.

I'm pretty much in the same boat.  The only two 2014 games I've spent any significant time with are Thief (which I quite enjoyed) and Bravely Default (which I enjoyed half of).  Neither are GOTY material.

Interestingly, I've probably spent much more time gaming overall in 2014 than I have in most of the previous years.  It's just all been spent with updates of games that released in 2013 (Final Fantasy 14) or 2012 (Diablo 3).  So my 2013 GOTY for 2014 would be FF XIV, and it's not even close.  It's actually become one of my top 3 games of all time, which I never would have expected when I started.
85  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Summer Sale Haul 2014 on: June 30, 2014, 05:59:07 PM
This was the first Steam sale where I didn't buy anything.  There were a couple games that were tempting, but not for what they were asking (i.e. AoW3).
86  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The 10 Commandments of RPGs on: June 26, 2014, 07:15:08 PM

Quote from: ATB on June 26, 2014, 05:00:55 PM

Great list.

First comment is strong too:

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Thou shalt stop playing for 6 months, resume playing but not remember what thou was doing, and inevitably restart the game.

I keep hovering over the delete button for FF IV on my iPad because I know I won't remember where I left off 6 months ago.  Haven't pulled the trigger yet though.
87  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: June 26, 2014, 03:55:54 PM
Deadpool table for Zen Pinball dropped this morning.  Played 6 games...it's rather underwhelming and surprisingly dull.
88  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: SCOTUS Screws Us Again: Welcome to the Police State! on: June 26, 2014, 02:31:29 PM

Quote from: Fireball on June 25, 2014, 03:56:21 PM

Quote from: ATB on June 25, 2014, 03:40:24 PM

The supremes got one right!  

So now you can get stopped based on an anonymous call and they can swab your mouth for DNA, but they cannot search your phone! slywink

So they can know if you're a natural blond, but not if you say so on your Grindr profile.

Pepsi, meet monitor.  icon_lol icon_lol
89  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 26, 2014, 02:29:33 PM

Quote from: Teggy on June 26, 2014, 01:27:40 PM

Gund? As in the stuffed animal company?

Gund, as in Gordon Gund, the former Cavs owner.
90  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The 10 Commandments of RPGs on: June 25, 2014, 03:09:50 PM
Thought this was awesome, and very accurate.
91  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: June 25, 2014, 02:54:58 PM

Quote from: farley2k on June 25, 2014, 02:38:24 PM

The Banner Saga coming to tablets this summer

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Stoic's viking-themed tactical role-playing game, The Banner Saga, is coming to iOS and Android tablet devices this summer, publisher Versus Evil announced.

The tablet version of the game will be exactly the same as the full Mac and Windows PC version, which launched in January this year. The controls have been optimized for touch and swipe inputs

I tried 3-4 times to get into Banner Saga on PC, and it just never clicked.  It's a game that I really want to like though...a big part of the problem was that I was simply distracted by other stuff.  Hopefully an iOS version that I can dedicate some time to on long flights will be a good solution.
92  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: June 25, 2014, 01:38:04 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 13, 2014, 08:48:23 PM

Quote from: Roguetad on June 13, 2014, 08:41:22 PM

Quote from: msteelers on June 13, 2014, 07:23:08 PM

I've been toying with Sky Force, but I'm really not good at the game. That's probably what has prevented the game from getting its dirty hooks into me.
It has an old school feel to it.  I think that's what keeps pulling me in.  It's not easy.  When I upgraded to Wing Cannons, and then Missiles, it got noticably easier.  I think we're meant to go back and replay earlier levels after upgrades to unlock more medals (and earn more stars).  I'm still impressed with the graphics.  It's one of the best looking games that I have on the iPad.    

I actually haven't even played anything but the first level!

The completionist in me wants to get all of those shiny trophies (for saving all the guys, shooting all the guys, not getting hit by the guys and something else guy-related) which increase multipliers.  I just got the shoot all the guys one, which leaves me with not getting hit and I've done them all, then level 2!

I've been playing quite a bit of this as well.  SHUMP's are typically not my thing, but this one is lots of fun...even if I'm terrible at it.  I've finished the first 4 missions, plus a couple of the "hard" versions that unlock after you get all the trophies for the regular stage.  Upgrades are definitely the key.  I've got my health and main cannon fully upgraded, and missiles, wing cannons, and magnet are all leveled about halfway (buying the X2 star booster helped).  They make a huge difference.

Finding that one postage stamp sized spot on the board that isn't filled with flaming death can be a challenge, but it's rather exhilarating when you do.  smile  
93  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 25, 2014, 01:13:15 AM
Rip pretty much admitted in the OO thread that he's just over here stirring the pot.   stirthepot
94  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: First CK, now MO? on: June 25, 2014, 01:07:01 AM

Quote from: Arclight on June 25, 2014, 12:25:04 AM

haha, And I rest my case. eek

I'm confused.  So your case is that it's a bad thing that we're concerned about members of the GT community who have disappeared?
95  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: First CK, now MO? on: June 24, 2014, 11:34:10 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 24, 2014, 08:06:11 PM

Quote from: Lee on June 24, 2014, 05:09:36 PM

Quote from: Arclight on June 24, 2014, 03:46:39 PM

Hey Ceekay, I bet dollars to do-nuts you're having a laugh at all of this "speculation"  Tongue

I've been around since Gone Gold's hey-day. What I've seen over the years is, the core group
of die-hards here are very picky about who they let "join" their online shenanigans.
I've felt it numerous times. You make a post that one of the "inner" group doesn't like
and now you're arguing with 3 or 4 others who carte-blanc  take the other guys side.

This is just an observation that might be an answer to why some just leave and say nothing.

Calling BS on this as someone who was also involved since GG's heyday. The die-hards didn't deny anything. Some people didn't fit in, said something stupid and got called on it, or failed to post something of interest, so they never got comfortable or felt like they were getting the attention they deserved. Something I have been trying to learn myself, is that if I am not fitting in with a group, be it work, social, or online, I need to look at how I acted and not look to blame it on others.

There is nothing wrong with realizing you don't fit in and moving on quietly. CK did it the right way (and we know he is fine). Just don't leave with a pathetic, attention seeking, explosion (which I am guilty of), it just makes you look silly. Look at yourself and try not to blame the forum members because didn't fit in.

Yeah, I'm not sure where Arc is coming from.  Everyone feels like they're in a black hole of unresponsiveness from time to time, I'm sure.  Just as I'm sure that everyone has had a dustup with someone here.  But I'm pretty sure there's not a Trendinati that's muscling people out that don't know the secret handshake.

Also, I'm pretty sure CeeKay left due to time issues and not anything personal with anyone here.  It was pretty obvious that he was spending waaaaay too much time here, and he needed to focus on school.  This is speculation, but what I've heard from him seems to indicate this.

Speaking of speculation, though, Arc, you might feel less persecuted if you actually read the thread before posting.  As pug mentioned, we're discussing metallicorphan here (using CeeKay's departure as a springboard), and some of us are quite concerned about him.

There have been multiple vigorous debates with Arclight in R&P around religious beliefs.  But again, that has absolutely zero to do with Arc as a community member and everything to do with the actual topic.
96  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: First CK, now MO? on: June 24, 2014, 04:42:25 PM

Quote from: Arclight on June 24, 2014, 03:46:39 PM

Hey Ceekay, I bet dollars to do-nuts you're having a laugh at all of this "speculation"  Tongue

I've been around since Gone Gold's hey-day. What I've seen over the years is, the core group
of die-hards here are very picky about who they let "join" their online shenanigans.
I've felt it numerous times. You make a post that one of the "inner" group doesn't like
and now you're arguing with 3 or 4 others who carte-blanc  take the other guys side.

This is just an observation that might be an answer to why some just leave and say nothing.

Without getting too much into it, I would say that reaction typically has far more to do with the topics being discussed (and their tone) than whether or not a particular poster is "in" or not.
97  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 24, 2014, 12:38:32 AM
From now on, I'm going to start calling any willfully obtuse person I meet a Zeke.

"You know, we've tried having a discussion with that guy, but he just keeps repeating the same argument over and over.  Weird thing is, his argument doesn't make any sense to begin with."

"Eh, don't waste your time.  He's just a Zeke."
98  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: June 23, 2014, 05:06:55 PM
I loved CivRev on consoles (side note:  it was the first game I ever reviewed for GT, back when I was on staff  icon_cool), but the iOS version was rather lackluster.  Still, I'll be very interested to see what they do with a follow-up.
99  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: World Cup 2014 - Man have Spain, England and Italy Sucked! on: June 23, 2014, 11:59:31 AM
With both sides only needing a draw to advance, the US/Germany might be the most boring game in the history of World Cup football.  They're both going to play extremely conservative, not wanting to take any chances and give up a stupid goal.  That's what I'm hoping for, anyways.
100  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 6/20/14 on: June 23, 2014, 11:57:22 AM

Quote from: Gratch on June 20, 2014, 05:29:25 PM

More Final Fantasy XIV.  Trying to upgrade to an Atma weapon, which means I'm now at the whims of the RNG gods trying to farm 12 different Atma stones that each have a 5% drop rate.   finger  Thankfully I can still grind out Myth and Soldiery tomes to get that high-level my gear while I'm at it.

Picked up 6 of the 12 Atma crystals and ran three of the end game "hard mode" dungeons I've been putting off forever (Copperbell, Haukke, and Leviathan).  A very productive weekend.
101  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (06/23) on: June 23, 2014, 04:26:33 AM
Nothing, unless something happens to grab my eye in the Steam sale.
102  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: World Cup 2014 - Man have Spain, England and Italy Sucked! on: June 23, 2014, 12:47:24 AM
If Bradley simply boots the ball out of bounds with 30 seconds left, the US is through.  That guy has been horrible both games.
103  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: First CK, now MO? on: June 22, 2014, 11:06:29 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on June 22, 2014, 08:11:31 PM

I hope when I inevitably disappear people are half as concerned.  ninja

Hope he's ok and just on leave or really busy with real life.

Who are you again?  Tongue

I think the big concern with MO is that he mentioned he had some health issues.  When someone just vanishes after that...makes you wonder.  frown
104  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: First CK, now MO? on: June 22, 2014, 06:13:14 PM
Not that I know of.  Hoping he's ok.   icon_confused
105  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 6/20/14 on: June 21, 2014, 06:59:21 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on June 21, 2014, 12:09:03 PM

Add Papers, Please to my list. Picked it up on the cheap from the Steam Summer Sale. Though some may find it shocking, the game has made me realize I'm a heartless bastard.  icon_wink

I've tried a couple times to get into "Papers Please" after all the hype.  It's an interesting idea, but I just don't get the appeal.
106  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 6/20/14 on: June 20, 2014, 05:29:25 PM
More Final Fantasy XIV.  Trying to upgrade to an Atma weapon, which means I'm now at the whims of the RNG gods trying to farm 12 different Atma stones that each have a 5% drop rate.   finger  Thankfully I can still grind out Myth and Soldiery tomes to get that high-level my gear while I'm at it.
107  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 11:34:18 PM
We've been long overdue for a good Zeke thread.   The guy is such an perfect parody of the uber-conservative, "evil libruls", "AMURICA FUCK YEAH!" stereotype that I can't help but laugh.  The fact he's dead serious about it makes it all the more funny.
108  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 6/13/14 on: June 14, 2014, 11:02:38 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on June 14, 2014, 10:10:58 PM

Oh, where did you find it for $45?  It seems to be $60 most places.

-Autistic Angel

Greenmangaming had a 20% off coupon last weekend.
109  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 6/13/14 on: June 14, 2014, 09:01:41 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on June 14, 2014, 08:08:30 PM

Yeah, Gratch is really making me want to give Wildstar a go.

Why, because I actively dislike it?  Tongue

For whatever reason, this game just doesn't click with me at all. Tried it again last night with a different class, and I still dislike nearly everything about it. None of the classes seem particularly interesting, the setting and story are 'meh', it generally runs like crap on my mid-range system (even with everything on lower settings), I don't really care for the combat, nothing about the game feels intuitive...just seems like everything about it is rubbing me the wrong way.

I'm still going to try and give it a few more levels to see if it gets better, but I'm really wishing I would have just done a 7-day trial instead of dropping the $45.
110  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 6/13/14 on: June 13, 2014, 03:32:20 PM
I tried Wildstar last weekend, and really disliked it.  Will give it another look this weekend and hopefully it clicks a little better.

I'm sure there will be some time spent with FF XIV as well, although playing the waiting game for the endgame dungeons is really starting to wear on me.  I'm at the point that I literally have nothing to do unless I can find a group, which takes anywhere from 10-45 minutes (depending on the popularity of the dungeon, guild members online, etc.)  As much as I love the game, I'm not sure I have the patience for this end-game grind.
111  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: June 13, 2014, 02:33:24 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on June 12, 2014, 04:33:08 PM

It's an older title, but I just picked up Cook, Serve, Delicious! and I'm completely addicted to it.  The more freeform way you can progress through the game, choosing your own new foods, food upgrades, and equipment, is a welcome change compared to the super structured way most time management games have you advance.  If you've ever enjoyed a Sally's Spa type game, I highly recommend it.

Damn you, now I have to go buy this.
112  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dumb and Dumber To on: June 11, 2014, 10:01:00 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 11, 2014, 12:07:10 PM


I wasn't expecting to, but I laughed.  Heartily, even.
113  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 10, 2014, 03:04:10 PM
114  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2014 on: June 10, 2014, 02:23:10 PM

Quote from: ATB on June 10, 2014, 01:52:47 PM

Not sour grapesing as getting the XB1 was worth it solely for BF4, but my initial instincts not to buy a 'next gen console' seemingly were dead on.

I could have happily waited until Xmas of 2015 if not later to dive in given what has been revealed and released so far.

Same here.  Glad I did a PC upgrade a few months back instead of grabbing a PS4.  Highly doubt I'll dive into this console generation until FF XV hits.
115  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 6/6/14 on: June 09, 2014, 06:33:55 PM

Quote from: Gratch on June 07, 2014, 06:27:58 PM

Still grinding away in FF XIV.  Beat all the hard mode primals last night and got my relic weapon this morning.  Now it's back to grinding Myth Tomes for that level 90 gear.

Have to admit that I'm a bit intrigued by Wildstar.  Will probably be my next game after my FF addiction wanes.

Bit the bullet on Wildstar, and came away really wishing I had just done a trial instead.  I dislike nearly everything about it:  the combat, the story, the graphics, the wholly unintuitive systems, etc.  Spent about 4-5 hours with it yesterday, and was not impressed at all.  I kind of assumed things had improved from the beta I tried (based on all the positive feedback), but it left me completely cold.  Oh well...it's not like I've never spent $$ for games I disliked before.

I've nearly unlocked all the endgame content for FF XIV, just one more questline to finish up.  Of course, unlocking them is the easy part...now I actually have to go and run these dungeons and boss battles.   paranoid  Add in the grind of endgame loot, and I'll be with this one for quite a while, I think.
116  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: A little different request....music to travel by on: June 09, 2014, 03:38:03 PM
They tend to fall more closer to the "industrial" than "EDM" side of the spectrum, but check out Frontline Assembly.  Their FLAvour of the Weak album is very dancehall-y, and is a blast to listen to.  They're my second favorite electronic band, only behind Skinny Puppy.
117  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: June 07, 2014, 06:37:40 PM
I don't know if it's TA or just my general lack of interest in iOS gaming right now, but I find myself going to that site less and less.  Their reviews are all over the map, and mostly serve as a personal "what not to buy" list (I.e. If they liked it, I'm pretty sure I won't). Hearing about this incident certainly doesn't paint them in a better light.

Everything in iOS gaming right now feels like a clone of a clone of a clone.  Outside of Threes (which I thoroughly enjoy), there's been very little that has grabbed my attention lately. 
118  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 6/6/14 on: June 07, 2014, 06:27:58 PM
Still grinding away in FF XIV.  Beat all the hard mode primals last night and got my relic weapon this morning.  Now it's back to grinding Myth Tomes for that level 90 gear.

Have to admit that I'm a bit intrigued by Wildstar.  Will probably be my next game after my FF addiction wanes.
119  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 05, 2014, 07:25:51 PM

Quote from: Caine on June 05, 2014, 05:24:15 PM



 icon_lol icon_lol

At the risk of going R&P, there is a billboard for some church or another that I pass every day on my way home, with a huge picture of Jesus on it.  When I first started this job (10 years ago), the image was what I had always traditionally seen as Jesus with long hair, a long beard, tattered robes, etc.  Over the last few years, he's slowly changed and received much lighter skin, a short haircut (like the one below), very neatly trimmed facial hair, and a flowing and pristine white robe.

The gradual transformation from "hippie Jesus" to White Republican JesusTM has been rather amusing to watch.  I guess now he's less threatening...or something
120  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 04, 2014, 04:27:33 PM




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