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161  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Wheel of Time beginning to the end. on: August 25, 2013, 03:41:26 AM
Stessier if you want a simple right or wrong answer to your theory...

Spoiler for Hiden:
wrong!
162  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker remake on: August 23, 2013, 04:38:29 AM
I wouldn't say no to an HD remake of twilight princess either... That might sweeten the Wii U a bit... Still way too much for me right now, even with WW bundled in.
163  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker remake on: August 23, 2013, 01:30:36 AM
I watched some footage on gamespot and it looks very nice. I like that they have added a fast mode for sailing. I also think managing items on the pad is nice, plus they added touch screen aiming for the now and the ability to move in this mode - Zelda FPS!

Having said that, I still think the Wii U is around $100 too expensive for me, so last night I hooked up my GAMECUBE~! and fired up vanilla Wind Waker. I have all 3 "current gen" systems and none of them have my love like the cube did. It warmed the cockles of my heart to fire it up again. Wind Waker holds up VERY well graphically after all this time. Yes, 480p is a bit glaring on a 60" plasma, but the artistic style is still beautiful. The most jarring thing is how awkward the Wavebird is now. That was my favorite controller ever, but the 360 controller has converted me. Anyway, I am in the forest dungeon now, and the game is still a blast... at least until the tri-force hunt starts...

If you have a Wii U this will be a no brainer.
164  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Breaking bad as good/bad as usual! on: August 22, 2013, 05:27:24 PM
I've enjoyed the last two episodes but generally find season five to be far less compelling than the first 4 seasons. Part of me still thinks they should have jut quit after season four as its ending was fantastic and would have been fine as a series finale.

I am still excited to see how they end the series.
165  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Metroid Prime 2] God! The Emperor Ing! How do I get this over with?! on: August 19, 2013, 10:41:40 PM
I haven't played echoes in 7 years. It was a great game, but it was super hard. I still can't believe i finished it. I don't remember any details about the fight you're on, but I remember it was hard as hell....
166  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Home theater speakers? on: August 18, 2013, 11:08:10 PM
I think the Andrew Jones pioneer speakers are supposed to be pretty well thought of budget speakers. (They can be had on Amazon.)
167  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/Ps3] Dishonored on: August 18, 2013, 09:20:44 PM
Just finished first mission of Brigmore Witches. fun, fun,fun.
168  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Most Expensive Time of the Year: The Fall Gaming Rush 2013 on: August 17, 2013, 04:19:03 AM
I'll be picking up the new dishonored dlc soon. Otherwise, I have nothing planned until Thief comes out.
169  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Trek Series(All of them) on: August 15, 2013, 09:20:57 PM
The Jack the Ripper one was always a favorite of mine. City on the edge of forever (which you already watched) remains my favorite original trek episode.
170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Most Expensive Time of the Year: The Fall Gaming Rush 2013 on: August 15, 2013, 09:11:34 PM
Uh.... Nothing?

I might consider batman if I hear it's more like AA and less like AC.... I am not getting AC 4 until it hits the bargain bin or until a friend of mine lends it to me.

My backlog is huge anyway...
171  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: August 13, 2013, 12:01:57 AM
So now all MS has to do is announce the $399 kinectless sku and they win next gen, right?
172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/iOS] Ultima Forever: Quest of the Avatar on: August 10, 2013, 01:06:10 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on August 10, 2013, 01:01:40 PM

runs like ass on my iphone 4

I believe it's supposed to be iPhone 4S/ipad 2 or higher....
173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/iOS] Ultima Forever: Quest of the Avatar on: August 10, 2013, 01:02:03 PM
Sounds like android is the next platform later in the year. They will revisit the PC after that.
174  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/iOS] Ultima Forever: Quest of the Avatar on: August 10, 2013, 12:25:06 AM
I think it's supposed to come to the PC at some point. So far, not bad. smile
175  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/iOS] Ultima Forever: Quest of the Avatar on: August 09, 2013, 10:40:46 PM
Downloaded this yesterday. It's not bad. Engine is a bit glitchy with crashes, lag, and some frame skipping on my ipad 3. It's an action rpg and the touch controls aren't bad. It does have some of the Ultima feel. OK so far. Better than Ultima 8!  icon_razz
176  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Have you ever beaten....an Ultima game? on: August 06, 2013, 06:47:09 PM
Beat akalabeth once.
Beat 1-4 too many times to remember.
Beat 5 and 6 twice.
Beat 7-9 all at least once.

Played the underworlds and worlds games but haven't beaten them.

Looking back I am amazed at how me and a buddy were able to finish many of the early ones without the Internet. I think we had clue books for 2 and 3 but I am pretty sure we just compared notes for 4 and 5.

I've replayed pretty much all of them recently (within the last five years) and they hold up pretty well - admittedly with a heavy heaping of nostalgia. Eight and nine were horrific disappointments but even they have one or two things going for them.

It makes me sad that the franchise is essentially dead and has been for over a decade. Yet another reason to love EA...
177  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: And the new Doctor is who? on: August 04, 2013, 07:38:25 PM
I am pleased and relieved....
178  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: And the new Doctor is who? on: August 02, 2013, 10:14:31 PM
I'm all for an older Doctor.

Capaldi has actually already appeared in Doctor Who (and Torchwood) not that that means he won't get the part. (It's happened before.) I think if they hold to form, none of the predictions will prove correct. I am in the no-female camp, though great female actress would trump mediocre male actor.
179  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: August 01, 2013, 02:16:13 AM
I read that at the non discounted price they are still selling at here in the US Nintendo is still selling it at a loss. So I doubt a much needed price drop is coming soon, although it would seem like they have to lower it for the PS4/XBone launch. But, as others keep noting what it really needs is games.

I loved the Wii for its first year or so, but then the games really dried up for me. Them releasing subpar metroid and Zelda games after 2 initially great ones has left me very skeptical of the new system - along with it being underpowered... And overpriced. I think it also has a bit of an identity crisis. Is it an HD Wii or is it about the new gamepad controller?

I'd love a GameCube 2 which is small, super powered and costs less than the competitors by being nothing but a high powered game machine with wireless recharging Wavebird controllers. That would rock.
180  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo doing something with Eternal Darkness? sequel? a VC release? HD update? on: August 01, 2013, 02:01:22 AM
I think it's probably just a straight VC release for the Wii U, but I would be SO in for an HD release. I guess that would mean I'd have to buy a Wii U.
181  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: STALKER + Darksiders and Command & Conquer sales on: July 26, 2013, 10:20:11 PM
How is darksiders (1) on the PC with mouse/keyboard controls? i got frustrated at the difficulty of this on the Xbox but I may give it another try....
182  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Eternal Darkness Spiritual Sequel Trailer on: July 26, 2013, 04:32:04 PM

Quote from: Tebunker on July 26, 2013, 03:01:02 PM

So I want this to succeed, but I don't want to support it, not yet. Dyack skeeves me bad though. However an 8-10 hour game like ED in HD sounds awesome for 25$ so it may be hard to resist. Sounds like they have a publisher/investor too.

Maybe this will lead to an HD remake of ED or at least an eshop/vc release

I would buy an ED HD remake on the spot regardless of which console I had to buy!
183  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Eternal Darkness Spiritual Sequel Trailer on: July 26, 2013, 04:03:51 AM
The gameplay video on gamespot looks awesome. Almost TOO similar to Eternal Darkness. It makes me want to start a 7th play through of ED again... Need to resist.... Too much other stuff to play...
184  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Trek Series(All of them) on: July 15, 2013, 10:18:22 PM
I've been trudging through Voyager for months now. I am on the last season but have been derailed by finally watching Blakes 7 for the first time. (Spoiler, it's much better than Voyager.) I am about mid way through the last season of Voyager. It has been a bumpy ride to say the least. They do sprinkle in just enough good episodes to keep me interested (and there have even been a few great ones here and there), but the writing and acting for some of the primary cast members is so inferior to TNG and ESPECIALLY DS9. It's amazing how much more continuity and character development DS9 got than the other Trek shows. I still need to give Enterprise a try at some point, but probably not until 2014 at the earliest....
185  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [BBC]Sherlock on: July 15, 2013, 10:11:05 PM
PBS has said 2014 for series 3.
186  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2013 on: July 04, 2013, 02:14:46 AM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on July 03, 2013, 06:05:54 PM

Quote from: JCC on July 02, 2013, 11:30:17 PM

Quote from: Roguetad on July 02, 2013, 06:46:41 PM

It seems strange that Respawn is releasing a version of Titanfall for the 360 too.  I don't remember a developer ever doing that during a new console generation launch.  They normally go all in with the new generation of consoles.  I'm sure they know there will be side by side comparisons between XB1 and 360 versions.  I would think they would want the difference to be huge, to encourage more XB1 sales, and to validate new XB1 purchases, but at the same time they don't want to make a crappy 360 port.       

Nintendo did it with Twilight Princess.

It seemed to me that Nintendo did it for just about everything...  It seems that the only thing that ever came out on the Wii were GC ports, at lease initially.  Man, I do t miss the days of that being the only console I owned...

I own the Wii, PS3, and the 360 and I loved the GameCube more than all of them combined...

Though the ps3 is a great media machine....
187  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2013 on: July 02, 2013, 11:30:17 PM

Quote from: Roguetad on July 02, 2013, 06:46:41 PM

It seems strange that Respawn is releasing a version of Titanfall for the 360 too.  I don't remember a developer ever doing that during a new console generation launch.  They normally go all in with the new generation of consoles.  I'm sure they know there will be side by side comparisons between XB1 and 360 versions.  I would think they would want the difference to be huge, to encourage more XB1 sales, and to validate new XB1 purchases, but at the same time they don't want to make a crappy 360 port.        

Nintendo did it with Twilight Princess.
188  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Back to Apple for me... on: June 24, 2013, 01:34:42 AM
Yes what I was saying was that android was a niche before the release of the droid and it may not have blown up if the iPhone hadn't stuck with AT&T for so long.
189  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Back to Apple for me... on: June 23, 2013, 11:30:03 PM
I still think Apple erred greatly when they didn't get their phones to other carriers besides AT&T a year or two earlier. I don't know what their contractual obligations were to AT&T back then, but I think just about ANY price they might have had to pay to get out of that exclusivity agreement would have been worth it. Plenty of people like me were unwilling to switch to the pathetic AT&T network back in the day and were DYING for an iPhone. Once the original Motorola Droid came out, it was a massive hit, and Android exploded. I still wonder if the iPhone had been on Sprint and Verizon before that phone came out, would Android still be a niche? Perhaps not, but part of me thinks the iPhone would still be crushing the smart phone market as opposed to having a healthy chunk of the market share (but smaller than Android).
190  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: June 23, 2013, 11:24:03 PM
There is an inherent superior value to a digital license on a PC vs a console. Once the 360 is discontinued, (which MS hasn't announced yet, but once they stop selling they will be gone quickly) all those digital purchases for the 360 are useless (once your 360 dies and you can't replace it). On the PC I can still play games that are DECADES old. Are all games 100% compatible? No, but with the openness of the PC platform, dedicated fans can usually mod the game to make it work. Not to mention a service like GOG goes through at least some effort to make the old ones work on more modern PCs. Will your XBone digital purchases work on the next XBox? Who knows?
191  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors begin. on: June 16, 2013, 12:30:07 PM
Is the ps4 going to be like the ps3 and not have an IR sensor for remotes? If so, BOOOOOOOOOOO!
192  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Switching from Iphone 4S to Samsung Galaxy S4? on: June 13, 2013, 06:45:31 PM

Quote from: KC on June 13, 2013, 06:24:34 PM

I'm thinking of switching from a Verizon Iphone 4S to a Samsung Galaxy S4. My primary reason is to get a bigger screen. I don't run any iOS specific apps, so I'm not concerned about the quantity and quality of the apps stores. I do use my pda to access work MS Outlook based email, contacts and calendar. I've had syncing problems on my Iphone, particularly the Outlook calendar. Can anyone give me their 2 cents as to whether this is a good move or not?

A coworker of mine has an s4 and loves it. A couple others have an s3 and love it. Your outlook needs should be just fine on any android phone, though I've never had any problems on my ipad with that either....
193  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Apple WDC 2103- iOS 7 on: June 13, 2013, 11:22:00 AM
I don't know about the note, but the s3 and s4 have beautiful screens and fit easily in my pocket. They are pretty much the same size as my droid razr which is a 4.3" screen. I refuse to downsize my screen to get an iPhone. My wife's iPhone 5 seems tiny to me.
194  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Thief 4? on: June 12, 2013, 08:33:16 PM
I agree, but I thought the gameplay still looked fun, and they claim you can ghost through the whole game, so hopefully I will still be able to play it the same way I played the first 3 games...

Still hate the new garret voice.
195  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Apple WDC 2103- iOS 7 on: June 12, 2013, 05:26:55 PM
I don't really care for the new look of iOS7 either. Having said that, it won't have any impact on my next phone decision. I really want to get an iPhone next as I have had enough with the foibles of android, BUT apple has got to make a phone with a much bigger screen than they do now. That is my only factor in deciding whether I go apple over android ....
196  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2013 on: June 11, 2013, 05:22:19 PM
I am mystified that nintendo hasn't dropped the price of the Pee U yet. A pretty weak showing for that console today.

I would buy a Wii U today if I could play 3DS games on it. THAT system has a bunch of stuff I want to play, but I don't like the DS/portable form factor anymore. They should come out with a peripheral like the GBA reader they had for the GameCube. I would be all over the Wii U for that....
197  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2013 - Nintendo is next! on: June 11, 2013, 05:19:04 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on June 11, 2013, 04:49:11 PM

Quote from: kronovan on June 11, 2013, 04:34:28 PM

Quote from: Turtle on June 11, 2013, 04:21:11 PM

Other M, to me, killed the Metroid series for a while.

It's the only Metroid game I haven't played. From what I read, it didn't seem like a Metroid game I wanted to play and neither of my kids were interested in it either.
The gameplay is Other M was actually fine.  The problem was they shoehorned in a train wreck of a story that took center stage and gave Sammus a daddy complex and more or less destroyed any credibility she had as a bounty hunter.

I felt there were plenty of problems with the gameplay, but yes the story was horrid.

Other M is the highlander 2 of the metroid series. Team ninja should never be let near that franchise ever again.
198  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2013 - Sony up later. on: June 11, 2013, 03:36:03 AM
Well, I don't see myself being an early adopter for either. I am much more inclined to buy a PS4 over the XBone at this point, based on what I know now, but I doubt it will happen in 2013 or next year. I wish Sony would offer a controller with the left stick in the "correct" position. I hate Sony's controllers.

I'd still like to know the viability of hacking either new system into being an actual gaming PC given the apparent PC architecture they both have.
199  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors begin. on: June 11, 2013, 03:32:52 AM
Will the PS4 require PS + for other things besides online multiplayer like Gold does? (ie. Netflix, etc.)
200  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Neverwinter on: June 07, 2013, 12:37:07 PM
I am running out of steam with this. My TR is level 41 now and my fun factor is declining greatly. I am playing single player content 3-4 levels lower than me and am dying now more than ever before since my cleric can't stay upright and I can't heal myself often enough. (Maybe I am just a poor player.) I suspect I haven't levelled my toon correctly since I am mostly still using early level skills since I like them more than the later ones and the later attacks seem to do the same damage when maxed. I know TRs tend to love the flurry attack but I hated it and went back to my original one. I also haven't poured a cent into the game and think that probably is making things harder (and that's probably the point). I do think there is a lot of fun in this game, but it really just makes me think I should play a single player action RPG instead of this one. I will probably try to grind my way to 60, but it's really made me want to give NWN2 another try (which I bought from GoG last night).

I have mostly been disappointed with the Foundry quests. They all seem to look and play alike, with the main differences being the amount and quality of the writing. With some exceptions, the writing is very poor.

I do want to play a bit more. I have 100 zen and want to get enough to open one of those damned lock boxes just to see what's in it. smile

Fun game, and I certainly got my (no) money's worth.
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