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161  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2015 on: June 15, 2015, 08:45:07 PM
Kinda interesting that the EA NBA game presentation consisted of in-game engine video, but seemingly no actual gameplay or interface. Looks pretty but where's the substance?
162  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2015 on: June 15, 2015, 08:40:51 PM
Good lord, the forced witty banter between the old middle age white guy and young hip black guy was PAINFUL to watch.
163  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2015 on: June 15, 2015, 08:30:19 PM
Want one of those new Xbox One controllers they announced today? All yours for $150. Wow.
164  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2015 on: June 15, 2015, 06:49:27 PM
Thanks for posting the summary Caine. Now that I see the list after the fact, maybe it's a product of how many E3 shows I've watched to the point of being completely jaded, but the whole MS presentation was pretty 'meh'. A few interesting games. Everything certainly looked pretty, but nothing that excited me. Even the initial list of backward compatible games is disappointing. Seems like a random list of really really old early 360 games. LOL, Hexic HD was a 360 launch game, for god's sake. That Gears 4 gameplay preview was TERRIBLE. Graphics looked underwhelming and everything was so dark it was hard to watch.

I have a feeling Sony's presentation will be equally disappointing. Not a lot of pre-show hype this year for them, unless they are purposely keeping things very close to the vest in order to surprise people.
165  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2015 on: June 15, 2015, 06:16:39 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 15, 2015, 06:14:40 PM

Quote from: TiLT on June 15, 2015, 05:25:40 PM

I love Cuphead's aesthetics. This is the kind of stuff I watch Microsoft's conferences for.

They showed this at last year's E3.  I was psyched about it then.  I hope the time has made for a super-polished game.

Man, I can't believe the BC stuff!  I'm sitting out the conferences this year.  Was there mention of pricing for this or anything?  Or is it just available for free if you already own the game?  Playstation Now was out of the gate really early, but their pricing model is ridiculous.  Any word on save games transferring forward?

No details about BC yet, but if you own the game on disc, you insert it and it acts like a download key to let you get the digital version. Here is the initial list of BC games. Kind of underwhelming:
166  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2015 on: June 15, 2015, 06:11:06 PM
Pretty much a by the numbers presentation. Nothing really surprising other than the backwards compatibility announcement. While the games all looked visually impressive, nothing really blew me away. The Rare pirate  game looked mildly fun, and the indie game with the little blind(?) girl was different. Everything else was expected. The holographic Minecraft was cool, but beyond the impressive tech involved, how practical is this device? It seems like a pretty expensive novelty-- like Kinect was when it was announced.

During the Xbox 360's glory years, I was really behind Microsoft, but with PS4 I am pro-Sony so Microsoft really had to show me something special to make me come back. The needle is definitely pointing back towards them but still not quite there yet. I'm looking forward to Sony's presentation later today. Not expecting a whole lot but you never know.
167  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2015 on: June 15, 2015, 05:33:34 PM
I've had zero interest in getting an Xbox One but backwards compatibility has me reconsidering now. I have a a huge collection of 360 games and if I can still use the discs as essentially download keys, that makes it a game changer for me.
168  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: June 09, 2015, 06:04:38 PM
The U.S. PS4 patch was out just before this past weekend. I think it's the Xbox patch that is out today?
169  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassin's Creed Series - Help Me Dive In! on: June 04, 2015, 04:43:56 PM
To me the only ones worth playing are AC2 just to get a decent introduction to the series and the mechanics, and AC4 because pirates are awesome. IMO, AC4 is the best in the series by far.
170  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Big Trouble in Little China remake coming! on: June 02, 2015, 05:50:22 PM
Fuck everything about this remake.
171  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 4 is coming (please mark spoilers) on: June 01, 2015, 06:39:52 PM
Now we know where most of this season's budget went.
172  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Mad Max Returns in Fury Road on: May 20, 2015, 08:55:48 PM

Quote from: farley2k on May 20, 2015, 06:52:45 PM

Watch, really just watch.  LOL

What the hell did I just watch??
173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: May 20, 2015, 05:39:34 AM
Unbelievable. I preordered the game on Amazon so that I would receive it today, the release day, and the tracking info shows that Amazon hadn't even handed the package over to FedEx yet.
174  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Mad Max Returns in Fury Road on: May 16, 2015, 05:11:43 AM
Saw it today. Quite possibly the best action movie I've ever seen in my life. It was that good. It's really amazing that since the invention of modern cgi, action movies have changed so radically over the years. By going old school with predominantly practical and real stunts it results in editing that is more deliberate and visible to the viewer. No more frantic quick, blurry cuts where you almost get a headache from the sheer kinetic edits and lose track of what is happening. By editing longer sequences during the chaos you can really appreciate the detail and the choreography of the fights, the chase, and the mayhem.

The story is pretty simple, which is the case with all the previous Mad Max movies but there is just enough character development and back story to really give it another level beyond mindless action. It was a little surprising how Max was not such a main character in the story. Furiosa had as much if not more emphasis. Max was more along for the ride than the focal point but I guess that was the case in Road Warrior as well, which Fury Road reminded me of. One thing I really really liked was how epic it was, more than any of the other previous movies. Some of the wide panoramic shots of the chase as well as of the desert were beautiful. The scene where Furiosa is kneeling on the sand late in the movie during one of the big plot reveals was such a spectacular visual image. I need to find that image to make it a desktop picture.

I have a feeling this movie is going to gain momentum over time because the word of mouth will spread about how good it is. As much as Avengers is presumed to be the movie of the summer season, Fury Road deserves it just as much. I'm ready to see it again immediately, which I have not felt about a movie in a very long time.

175  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Mad Max Returns in Fury Road on: May 14, 2015, 08:50:18 PM
I'm convinced that IMAX and Dolby Atmos are marketing gimmicks that just mean theaters can crank the volume to 11, which is skull busting volume.
176  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Mad Max Returns in Fury Road on: May 14, 2015, 05:36:14 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on May 14, 2015, 05:09:03 PM

There was one person in my group that didn't enjoy Fury Road, and it was for a legit reason IMO.
During one of the last released trailers for Fury Road, there is a dude playing a flame throwing electric guitar during a destructive car chase.
If you think this is ridiculously awesome, you will most likely enjoy the hell out of this movie. 
If you think that a scene like that would be ridiculously stupid, probably not going to enjoy Fury Road.

LOL, I personally thought the flame throwing guitar was sheer inspired genius, thus I guarantee I will enjoy the hell out of this movie.
177  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: May 12, 2015, 06:05:52 PM

Quote from: farley2k on May 12, 2015, 03:54:03 PM

Holy cow that was entertaining as hell. Can't wait!
178  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: April 17, 2015, 12:50:51 AM

Quote from: Gratch on April 16, 2015, 09:19:40 PM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on April 16, 2015, 06:18:37 PM

My brain just exploded. So IN it's not even funny.

Pretty much this.  Absolutely epic.

The other thing that blew my mind was during the Episode 7 panel live broadcast, they brought out the fully functioning remote controlled BB-8 ball droid on the stage, proving that it was not a CGI creation but a working mechanical prop. I'm sure it works based on some complex magnetic system but it was a magical moment when it rolled out. I'm as jaded as any movie fan nowadays and that was an "oh wow" moment for me. JJ Abrams discussed the fact that they wanted to shoot as much of the movie as they could using practical sets and props. Sure the movie will have a ton of CG effects, but to Abrams, a lot of the magic of the original trilogy is that you felt like you were there because the world and the vehicles felt so real. Something the prequel trilogy really lacked in it's overuse of blue screen and CG everything. That aspect alone has me so excited and I have all the faith in the world that episode 7 is in very good hands.

Between Marvel and Lucasfilm, the Disney corporation has pretty much become the overlords of all of nerd-dom, and I don't even mind one bit!  icon_smile
179  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: April 16, 2015, 06:18:37 PM
My brain just exploded. So IN it's not even funny.
180  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/PS3] Dark Souls II on: April 07, 2015, 11:49:16 PM

So the PS4/XBO version came out today and the discussion online suggests that the game is slightly borked compared to the original PS3/360 version. The jump to 60 fps, first seen in the PC version, results in  weapons wearing out at a much faster rate (2x allegedly). While this was "fixed" in the PC version via a user made mod, no such fix for the next gen console versions and the developer says this difference is as designed.

Wondering if anyone has experienced this with the PC version? I bought the game today, but have not unwrapped it. Going to hold out to see what develops further from this.
181  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Mad Max Returns in Fury Road on: March 31, 2015, 07:12:18 PM
Oh my god. It's beautiful.
182  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Bloodborne (previously known as Project Beast) on: March 25, 2015, 09:30:56 PM
I've been streaming one guy's live feed for going on three hours and counting now. I have the sound turned down but still on if something loud happens and every 15 minutes or so I hear "no, no, NOOOO!" or "WHAT THE FUCK!!??" and when I turn to see what happened, I see the post death loading screen. I give him credit though. As frustrated as he sounds, he's been plugging away at it for hours.

Very entertaining to watch though.
183  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Bloodborne (previously known as Project Beast) on: March 25, 2015, 09:11:17 PM
Watching Twitch feeds of people playing this game and getting royally frustrated is pretty amusing. icon_biggrin
184  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: March 24, 2015, 10:05:29 PM
Sweet Jesus, the music is mind-blowingly horrible though.
185  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: March 23, 2015, 08:47:27 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 23, 2015, 07:43:42 PM

Right now, Glenn is the voice of reason on this show, and he laid it out pretty plainly.  Rick is too far gone to see it.

You know what that means. Anytime anyone becomes the voice of reason or the moral compass, they have a habit of dying on the show.
186  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: March 23, 2015, 05:33:18 PM
Seriously, I laughed out loud when Rick got bitch-slapped at the end. It was almost like a Benny Hill moment.
187  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (3/17) on: March 16, 2015, 10:50:00 PM
Geez, it's the reverse of the Order: 1886 situation.  Roll Eyes
188  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (3/17) on: March 16, 2015, 07:46:15 PM
I was going to get Final Fantasy Type-0.Then I read GT's review. Ouch. Now it's a "wait and see".

Is Bladestorm really coming out this week? Amazon shows its release date as March 31 but Gamestop shows March 17. Not sure which is right.
189  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Plus - Now with lots more free games! on: March 13, 2015, 10:48:34 PM
And Rogue Legacy is like freaking digital crack!
190  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC]Cities: Skylines on: March 12, 2015, 09:55:06 PM
Is this only available via Steam?
191  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Arcade (yes, Arcade)] Star Wars Battle Pod on: February 27, 2015, 06:19:20 PM
How much does it cost to play a game?
192  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] The Order: 1886 on: February 23, 2015, 07:14:05 PM
I finally got to play a bit of this. I am up to chapter 3, probably where TiLT was when you posted your initial impressions. I have to say, your observations are right on target. This game is unabashedly all about the cinematic storytelling experience and less so about game mechanics. In my limited time with the game, the thing that struck me was just how good it looked. Years ago everyone sort of wondered whether or not console game graphics could get to the point where the whole thing could be cut scene quality, and not just limited to the jarring transition to non-interactive movie sequences. I think with this game that point has clearly been reached. The graphic fidelity is so good and transitions so seamlessly from movie to gameplay that it's quite stunning. I don't actually mind the bits where you cannot run and are forced to walk at a slow pace because I can take my time to see the little details the developers have put into the environments. There's some pretty amazing stuff in this game world to look at, which honestly no one would even bother with if the game was a high adrenaline, fast paced shooter.

That being said, I can see why a fair number of reviews have been negative. Sony themselves sort of set the game up to fail by not being transparent with their marketing of the game. I don't recall any of the preview material ever emphasizing the cinematic nature of the storytelling. There were a lot of videos of the shooter aspect though so I bet that set the expectation that the game was a pure squad based shooter. And as TiLT suggested, the Battlefield and Call of Duty games over the years have pretty much primed the game playing public to expect all first/third person shooter games to be fast paced, chaotic experiences.

The game does have some shortcoming though. No multiplayer is significant and a bit of a missed opportunity. Multiplayer in the awesome game world that the developers created would have been unique. I assume the game really has no replay value once it's finished. These two factors alone make the $60 cost pretty dicey.  All in all, I like the game a lot. It's certainly a polarizing game but I hope it does well enough for Sony to greenlight a sequel.
193  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] The Order: 1886 on: February 20, 2015, 11:30:07 PM
TiLT's description is exactly the type of game I like and appreciate. I too am weary of full blast shooters that are pretty much amped up all the time. Maybe it's my advanced age icon_razz but I like games that are more deliberate. I watched a bit of Giant Bomb's quick look of the game and the thing that struck me is that the game just looks really awesome. The graphics and the world they created are clearly the draw here. I don't mind relatively short games if they are well done. The only thing that the GB guys said that worries me is that they suggested the story of the game is driving towards an end that never gets fully realized, whatever that means. Maybe it's a setup for a sequel. They said the ending wasn't Halo 2 bad, but it did leave a lot to be desired.

Anyhow, I pre-ordered and received the edition of the game with the Galahad statue. Looks really nice and I look forward to playing the game.
194  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: NEW 3DS and XL on: February 20, 2015, 09:54:07 PM
I just picked up one today at Gamestop. Checking their store availability online seems to be pretty reliable.
195  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: February 20, 2015, 07:17:53 AM
Well, even if the game isn't that good, it's still free!
196  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: February 20, 2015, 12:10:54 AM
Frozen Synapse, the popular strategy game, is free right now. Not sure for how long but I believe it was a $10 game.
197  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] The Order: 1886 on: February 19, 2015, 09:35:03 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on February 19, 2015, 08:54:31 PM

Wow the trolls are out in the review comments on the main page!

Jesus, so much hate over an OPINION.
198  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Assassin's Creed Unity on: February 18, 2015, 09:55:21 PM
I thought AC3 was just okay, but it's been so long since I played it, maybe that is through rose colored glasses. I absolutely loved AC4, mainly because the pirate theme was so appealing to me.

I don't know, based on how you just described Unity, I suppose I'll wait until it's in the bargain bin at $20 or something before getting it.
199  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My Laptop is dead. Long live my laptop! on: February 18, 2015, 08:41:01 PM
It's a tragedy that there is no YouTube video of this happening.
200  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Assassin's Creed Unity on: February 18, 2015, 08:24:33 PM
Hmm, I wonder if the game might actually be worth getting now.
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