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41  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Help me pick my next game on: February 18, 2015, 08:15:53 PM
So I ended up going with Shadows of Mordor. I read through the giant thread over on OO and watched some YouTube videos and the gameplay seems right up my alley. Also, with two little kids at home my gaming time is usually in 45 minute to hour long bursts and SoM seems to ideal for that type of situation. I haven't tried it yet as I had to wait for it to download last night but I hope to get a bit of time in tonight. I'm still going to try DA:I one day, but as was mentioned above it'll probably be cheaper in a few months when I'm ready to dive in. SoM should carry me over until The Show 15 comes out and then that game will eat up most of my time.

Thanks to everyone who offered their thoughts and opinions! They were helpful.
42  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Help me pick my next game on: February 17, 2015, 09:02:09 PM
I really want to get DA: I if only because I want to get involved in a big, deep RPG. But there is no guarantee I'm going to like it since it's been years since I've played a tactical RPG. SoM, however, is right up my alley. I really like Action RPGs. So I *should* get that to stay in my comfort zone, right? But I've heard such good things about DA: I. I want to experience that joy too!!!!

I've ruled out the shooters as I just realized I still have BF4 left unplayed from the last sale. So that will have to scratch my FPS itch for now.

Decisions, decisions.
43  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Help me pick my next game on: February 17, 2015, 08:10:41 PM
[crossposted from OO]

PSN is having a big sale this week on a lot of good stuff. I'm going to buy one game, just not sure which one. I'm picking one from the list below. Which do you guys recommend? I'm leaning towards either Shadow of Mordor or Dragon Age but can be persuaded otherwise. I like shooters, 3rd person games like AssCreed and Last of Us, and have dabbled in the occasional RPG but wouldn't mind getting into one (not sure if DA:I is the place to start though).

NOTE: prices are in CDN $ so subtract a few $$$ to get the US equivalent. Should also be noted that full retail price for games here in Canada are $69.99.

Dragon Age : Inquisition - $42
Shadow of Mordor - $35
Wolfenstein - $24
Far Cry 4 - $42
Call of Duty: AW - $46
44  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MLB The Show 15 .... 10 Year Anniversary on: February 13, 2015, 07:57:22 PM
I can't get that edition in Canada but I'm preordering The Show for sure.

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45  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS+ Feb Games! Great Month on: February 02, 2015, 03:46:41 PM
This is a weak month for me. After First Light last month I was hoping we'd get some more AAA content. Hell, I'd take Knack at this point. Disappointed that it's only the PS3 Thief and not the PS4 version.

Overall, in my 13 months with PS+ I have been very underwhelmed with the PS4 offerings.
46  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - Super Bowl Edition on: January 31, 2015, 12:19:35 AM
Going to try to finish up the last couple of hours of Last of Us. Maybe some Diablo 3 and/or FIFA to kill some minutes too.

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47  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: January 30, 2015, 02:13:39 PM
I want to pick up HOMM III, but yeesh with the $12 price tag.
48  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / WTB: Dragon Age (PS4) on: January 27, 2015, 04:29:10 PM
If anyone has a copy of Dragon Age for the PS4 they are done with and are looking to sell, I'm looking to buy!  icon_biggrin
49  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (1/27) on: January 26, 2015, 08:58:17 PM
Maybe Grim Fandango at some point, probably when it's on sale or offered as PSN Game of the Month.
50  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: January 26, 2015, 03:25:08 PM
I'm a stupid sucker for city building Freemium games and I hate myself a bit for it. First it was the Simpsons: Tapped Out, now it's SimCity: BuildIt. I never spend a dime on these games because I have the patience of a saint, but they scratch that 10 minute gaming itch each night while I queue up resources and build more things and I have fun watching my little cities grow bigger over time.
51  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3,360,PS4,XB1,PC] Grand Theft Auto V on: January 14, 2015, 06:23:25 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on January 14, 2015, 05:03:58 PM

I wouldn't call it "hiding" those games from your wife, I'd say it's more selecting your audience. 

Would you watch The Expendables or Game of Thrones with your wife?  Or would you more likely wait for a night/weekend she's not around and watch it then?

I started playing GTA V while my wife sat on the couch doing stuff on the iPad. After a few minutes she said "that language is foul, mind playing with headphone?" So I did. Problem solved.
52  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Need a good arcade racer for PC or PS4 on: January 13, 2015, 09:24:48 PM

Quote from: Gratch on December 23, 2014, 07:17:04 PM

Quote from: Scraper on December 23, 2014, 06:04:11 PM

Need for Speed Rivals is pretty good if you like arcade racers and I think the Game of the Year edition is on sale on the PSN for $30 through today.

It's a big open world type racer in which you can drive around and take on various driving missions as a racer or as a cop. The handling it tight and the sense of speed is really good.  

Thanks.  Sale must have ended yesterday, it's back up to $40 this morning.  Might still grab it anyways.

EDIT:  Looks like it is available on PC for $15.  Only catch is that you have to buy it through Origin (blech).

Heads up that Rivals in now on sale for $12.00 on PSN. I'll probably grab it at that price.
53  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What am I buying this week? on: January 12, 2015, 04:36:23 PM
54  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nyko Data Bank for Playstation 4 on: January 07, 2015, 07:00:43 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on January 07, 2015, 06:39:06 PM

I upgraded mine to 2TB already and got a 500 GB external drive out of it as well.

Pretty easy, just get one of these and swap the drive with the PS4 drive.

Is it easy to copy your content over?
55  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (1/5) on: January 05, 2015, 02:57:10 PM
Infamous: First Light is free on PS+ starting Tuesday. Definitely grabbing that.
56  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1/PS4/PS3/360/PC]Battlefield 4 on: December 26, 2014, 09:44:07 PM
Still waiting to buy with PSN out of commission.

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57  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: December 26, 2014, 05:48:13 PM
Every time this gets bumped I get all excited thinking the PS+ version is finally released.
58  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Year later - PS4 or Xbox One on: December 24, 2014, 01:34:32 PM
Personal preference. Performance wise the two systems are close so it depends on what games you want to play. And that's a personal choice. For example YK likes the XB1 exclusives better where I have no interest in any of them and enjoyed three PS4 exclusives this year alone.

Short answer: up to you.

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59  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1/PS4/PS3/360/PC]Battlefield 4 on: December 24, 2014, 01:09:21 AM
I like amazing. Thanks!

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60  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1/PS4/PS3/360/PC]Battlefield 4 on: December 23, 2014, 11:21:00 PM
This game worth $12? On sale this week via PSN.

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61  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: If It's Okay With TiLT, Name Your 2014 Game(s) of the Year! (and other awards) on: December 23, 2014, 02:31:28 PM
My game(s) of the year are Infamous: Second Son and Diablo 3, both for PS4. Infamous because it's the only game I finished this year which is saying a lot since when it came out we had a 3 month old in the house and limited time. Diablo 3 because even though I put 100 hours into the PC version the console version still felt fresh and new and I have put almost the same amount of time into this one as well.

Honourable mentions:

GTA V - falls just short because it came out later in the year and I'm barely past the point I got to on the 360 version before I stopped playing it. So I haven't seen anything "new" to me yet, although the first person mode and revamped graphics are amazing

The Last of Us - I really liked this game but not as much as I thought I would. I found it overly difficult mostly because I don't have the patience to crawl around with limited ammo avoiding zombies. I'm more of a run and gun guy. I still plan on finishing this though.


NHL 15 - I find the gameplay to be the best in the series, but the lack of game modes and the removal of key features (unable to skip shifts you're not playing in Be A Pro, for example) is inexcusable. No season mode means I have to play Franchise GM mode if I want any semblance of a continuous season, and I hate this mode.

FIFA 15 - I'm in the minority but I liked 14 so much better. The graphics for 15 are a huge step up but I find the gameplay has suffered. It's basically a pace-fest now with everyone spamming their speedy guys through defenders with abandon. It's back to more Ping-Pong style soccer which I though they were getting away from with 14.
62  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Need a good arcade racer for PC or PS4 on: December 23, 2014, 02:09:35 PM
I haven't played Need For Speed:Rivals for PS4 but I hear it's good. Maybe someone who has played it can weigh in? I'm interested as well...
63  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: on: December 22, 2014, 07:53:31 PM

Quote from: Xmann on December 21, 2014, 06:14:27 PM

It's back again! Now go go go if you haven't already!

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Bah, US and in-store only. I have a US address in Niagara Falls that I ship to when I want to order from US sites but that requires me to be able purchase and/or sign up online. For example if US Best Buy or Amazon has a crazy deal on something I'll buy it from there and ship it to Niagara Falls and then drive the hour to pick it up rather than just waiting for a sale in Canada.
64  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Good 5.1 or 7.1 Headset (w/mic)? on: December 22, 2014, 04:41:41 PM
I'm also in the market for new headphones so I'm watching this thread with interest. My only "must-have" is wireless since it's a distance from my TV to the couch.
65  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What Color Suits these Arctic Countries: USA, Canada, Greenland, Norway, Russia? on: December 22, 2014, 03:57:02 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on December 22, 2014, 05:18:51 AM

I'd say Red for Canada as that's perhaps the primary colour in the flag, and it's always a colour that comes up with talking about Canada.

Others I'd go for would be USA=Blue, Greenland=Green, Norway=Yellow, Russia=White

I second this, although my Canadian bias is showing. We're red, dammit!
66  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Trend for mobile sucks monkey nuts on: December 22, 2014, 03:55:47 PM

Quote from: msteelers on December 22, 2014, 01:33:39 AM

Quote from: Lee on December 21, 2014, 05:04:52 PM

Quote from: msteelers on December 21, 2014, 04:38:21 PM

I've been playing the SimCity Citybuilder for a couple of days now, and I can honestly say I don't even know where to go in order to pay real money for things. Maybe I just block it out because there is a zero percent chance I would ever spend money, but I can't say the IAP are in your face at all.

Is it fun? Is there a real game to it, or is it just another timer reset game?

It's nothing special. At its core I think it's FarmVille with pretty graphics, although I never played FarmVille, so that's more of a guess. There are disaster scenarios that unlock eventually. My playtime lends itself to small chunks spread out over the day, so I'll keep with it and see if there's actually a game here. I doubt it though.

Have you played Simpsons: Tapped Out? Is this SimCity game similar to that? Because my guilty pleasure is Tapped Out. I haven't spent a dime but I've put hours into it. I'm slightly ashamed.
67  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The end of a gaming era on: December 09, 2014, 07:43:16 PM
To me it's about exclusives and PS4's exclusives are head and shoulders better than what XB1 is offering, to my gaming tastes anyway. Infamous, MLB The Show, and The Last of Us were all fantastic. Uncharted is coming up next year. On the other side I have no interest in Halo or Dead Rising and while I hear Sunset Overdrive was good fun, it's not a game I'd hinge my system purchasing decision on.

Spec-wise, ya the PS4 is better but I'm not sure if it's going to mean all that much two or three years into this generation's life cycle. 90% of the games I want are available on both and the ones that aren't I am more interested in the Sony versions, thus I own a PS4. Which is still strange for me to say since I was a big 360 guy and had zero interest in the PS4 last generation.
68  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: December 09, 2014, 07:37:44 PM
So does the 1st expansion add more missions where you travel deeper and deeper into a cave/complex and end up in a large room/area where your Ghost then spends minutes trying to hack/analyze/open an important object while waves and waves of evil enemies attack you and you have to hold them off?

Because I never get tired of those levels. Never.
69  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The end of a gaming era on: December 08, 2014, 02:38:29 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on December 08, 2014, 01:34:39 AM

I'm pretty much the opposite when it comes to sentimentality. I don't have time for ancient technology. My 360, which I had owned since launch, got kicked to the curb so fast it would have made your head swim when the new consoles were launched.

If consoles were puppies, I'd be the meanest SOB on the planet.

This. The only thing that has spared my 360's life by being stored in the basement instead of being put in the trash is that I still have all the Rock Band peripherals and my four year old son may one day find it fun to play with all that stuff. Doesn't look like the whole Guitar Hero/Rock Band thing is coming back for next gen so until then my 360's death sentence is on hold.
70  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3,360,PS4,XB1,PC] Grand Theft Auto V on: December 01, 2014, 09:34:39 PM
I play the game entirely in first person mode, except for when I'm in cover. Haven't had any issues at all. It's like a whole new experience from the previous gen version, as weird as that sounds.
71  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes on: November 27, 2014, 08:22:02 PM

Quote from: naednek on November 27, 2014, 07:55:58 PM

So we're thinking of getting this for my 5 year old.  I have a couple of questions...

1: Is it too old for him?  The marvel version seems more older kid suited.  More violent etc
2: He doesn't really identify with marvel.  He knows spiderman, but that's about it.
3: Is there a disney character version where he could better identify with?  I see there's an disney original version but the starting characters are characters he doesn't care or know about.

My kid is 4.5 but I have the EXACT same questions. Interested in the responses....
72  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3,360,PS4,XB1,PC] Grand Theft Auto V on: November 21, 2014, 03:39:17 PM
A full extra year in development on next-gen systems and the developers still couldn't code Font Size + 2. Tiny, tiny text on the screen.
73  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3,360,PS4,XB1,PC] Grand Theft Auto V on: November 20, 2014, 04:08:48 PM
This game was good on the Xbox 360. It's outstanding in first person on a next gen system. Wow.
74  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3,360,PS4,XB1,PC] Grand Theft Auto V on: November 19, 2014, 02:04:36 PM

Quote from: Glycerine on November 19, 2014, 01:45:35 PM

Quote from: TiLT on November 19, 2014, 11:37:37 AM

The number of cars and pedestrians depends on where you are and the time of day. Certain parts of the city have plenty of pedestrians, while others have few. Go to the highways and you'll easily see the increased traffic density for cars.

Btw, I'm pleased that with the new generation of hardware we're finally done with having the same cars everywhere (did you steal a garbage truck? Suddenly the streets are crawling with them. At least that's how it used to be before). Traffic contains a wide variety of cars at all times now.

Yeah, I took a walk down the street as Michael and their were lots of people everywhere.  Must have been the time of day and where was I at.

I've discovered some cars I can drive in first person, others it is an exercise in frustration.  I was trying to take a tight corner this morning and ended up plowing into a group of people on the sidewalk.  I think I'll set it up to auto-switch into third person for driving.

How do you set up the auto-switch? I tried to do that last night and it always kept me in my current view of choice.
75  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3,360,PS4,XB1,PC] Grand Theft Auto V on: November 19, 2014, 01:58:21 AM
Holy PS4 disc install time Batman.

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76  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/18) on: November 18, 2014, 02:06:47 PM
GTA V for PS4. This is now the third time I've re-bought a "remastered" game for the PS4. (Tomb Raider and Diablo III being the others).
77  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 11/14/14 on: November 14, 2014, 06:06:10 PM
I'll be binging on Destiny tomorrow night.
78  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Have you ever written anything substantial? on: November 14, 2014, 02:22:32 PM
I would love to be able to write something substantial. I enjoy reading very much and loved the creative writing assignments way back when I was in school. The problem is that I have less than zero creativity in my brain. I simply cannot think of anything to write about. I'm thinking of maybe taking a creative writing class at a local college just to force myself to write something. But I keep putting it off. But man, it would be so great if I could just get over this hump and write "something".
79  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Hell froze over and Blizzard made a new IP] Overwatch on: November 11, 2014, 02:45:43 PM
PC only? Consoles too? Can't find any info on platform.
80  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (09/22) on: September 22, 2014, 02:55:12 PM
I'm all over FIFA 15. The demo was incredible. Plus everyone in my office gets this game so it gets very competitive, especially when we do a FIFA tourney over lunch. I need to practice to improve on my 3rd place finish in the spring.
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