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41  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tomb Raider on: January 29, 2014, 10:52:16 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on January 14, 2014, 04:20:58 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on January 14, 2014, 02:47:12 AM


They need to compare it to the PC version to really make it worthwhile.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxEwUBPh-bA
42  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] The Last Of Us on: January 28, 2014, 08:05:49 PM
Finished this yesterday - wow.  I was a bit unsure about it at the beginning - I think I assumed it was more of an open world experience, maybe?  But I enjoyed the story and the gameplay, though at points the game-iness of it became too apparent... respawning enemies, certain paths they would never go down, ignoring the AI partners, etc.  Though it didn't detract from my enjoyment.

But man, what a bleak experience.... I did not sleep well last night. 

43  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Playstation 14 for 14 on: January 13, 2014, 05:55:36 PM
Enslaved w/ DLC for $5?  In.
44  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 13, 2014, 05:38:39 PM
45  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: January 06, 2014, 02:18:00 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on January 06, 2014, 08:15:25 AM

Quote from: Harpua3 on January 05, 2014, 09:06:37 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on January 05, 2014, 11:50:22 AM

I can't believe that Call of Duty Ghosts is nearly 40gig,WTF is up with that?..it doesn't look or run that much better than when i had the 360 version

And then there is Forza 5,again nearly 40gig,it makes me shudder that we are all asking for more tracks and wondering how much more space will be needed if Turn 10 do that for Forza 6

And another matter,we are what?..1 month into next gen and games are taking up 40 gig,with the Blu Ray being able to hold 50gig(That's still the case isn't it?),so sooner rather than later we could be back to 2+ discs per game,disc swapping and everything else

right?..or am i missing something?



and I am using Pin more than i did on the 360,just because i can get to stuff like Settings easier,rather than go looking for them in the apps or hope its been rotated on the Home screen

On ps4 I'm having the same thoughts. Not even two months in and I'm already only showing 242gb free...guess ill end up throwing a 1 or 2 tb drive in at some point. 1tb should have been the minimal for these drives if they require installs.

At least you can do that with the PS4,I understand you can't even use an external HDD on the One

It's coming in a system update
46  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: DISNEY buying LUCASFILM....More Star Wars coming... on: January 06, 2014, 01:03:39 PM
What was released back then were simply Laserdisc -> DVD transfers - almost the laziest possible solution.

I have read statements from film restoration experts that a proper HD transfer can be done - even despite Lucas' insistence that the originals were destroyed to make the special editions.

Personally, I think Harmy's "despecialized" editions are great, and well worth the effort to track them down - even if they're not particularly legitimate.
47  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/Ps3] Deadpool on: January 03, 2014, 01:33:52 PM

Quote from: TiLT on January 02, 2014, 07:25:47 PM

Quote from: Gratch on January 02, 2014, 05:27:14 PM


Don't worry about those. They were only pulled because the license finally transferred from Interplay to Bethesda in full. They should be back up in some form pretty soon, though Bethesda might save it for some kind of Fallout 4 promotion.

Bethesda has yet to put any of their games on GOG - I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for them to reappear there.
48  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What Collector's Edition purchase do you regret most? on: January 01, 2014, 04:49:32 AM
I would say ultima 9, but I sold it for $100 a couple of years ago.  Not complaining.
49  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FS - 4GB 360 /w Skyrim, Halo 4, and Minecraft on: December 30, 2013, 08:29:34 PM
Is this the "S" or "E" model?
50  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Games Finished 2014 Edition on: December 30, 2013, 03:26:47 PM
Finished:

Jan 27 - The Last of Us (PS3) Amazing experience, but I need to go detox on Mario or something.  That's enough dark and bleak for quite a while.

Feb 6 -  Assassins Creed: Revelations (PS3) MOTS, but I've really enjoyed Ezio's story.

Apr 1 - Bioshock Infinite: Buried at Sea Episode 2 (PC) Much better than Episode 1, but the brief trip back to Columbia made me realize how much I didn't care for that setting.  Hopefully future entries in the series will be set in Rapture.

April 21 - Fallout New Vegas: Dead Money (360)

May 1 - Fallout New Vegas: Honest Hearts (360)

May 31 - Fallout New Vegas: Old World Blues (360)

Aug 29 - Fallout New Vegas: Lonesome Road (360) While this was supposed to wrap up the Courier's story, I felt they were trying too hard to be clever, and it just became cryptic.  Never understood what exactly Ulysses deal was.  Maybe I'm just suffering from Fallout fatigue.

Sept. 9 - Fallout New Vegas (360) Whew!  106 hours, finished the main game and all DLC.  Raptr says 123 hours.  At any rate, that's the most I've put into a single game since WOW some 5 years ago.  Just in time for Wasteland 2.

Dec. 8 - Wolfenstein: The New Order (PS4)
51  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Plus - Now with lots more free games! on: December 26, 2013, 09:56:06 PM
Of course I bought Brothers on XBLA yesterday... but I've been wanting to try DmC.
52  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2890 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: December 24, 2013, 01:43:40 AM

Quote from: JCC on December 23, 2013, 11:54:07 PM

My Best Buy had 5 XBones in stock today. I've still never seen a ps4 in the wild

Same for the Target I just stopped in. A half dozen Xbox Ones, no PS4s
53  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Pornhub interview - Random thoughts on: December 19, 2013, 04:07:25 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on December 18, 2013, 05:19:30 PM

We are working on our next feature item - it'll push this interview off the front page.  I just don't know what else to say other than how frustrating this is...

As someone who routinely gets flak for content featured on the sites I maintain for my day job, I can empathize.  But this article strikes me as being tone-deaf the same way as the Rapelay article from a few years ago... a misguided attempt at being funny/edgy/something? that wildly misses the mark. 
54  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Games you are looking forward to in 2014? on: December 17, 2013, 02:07:57 AM
I'm pumped about the reemergence of the space sim - Star Citizen, Elite: Dangerous, and No Man's Sky - yeah buddy.
55  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Games you wish could be remade.. or would have been better. on: December 13, 2013, 05:11:01 PM
I still want to see Neuromancer remade.
56  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Steam Box - pre-made or build your own in 2014! Now with funky controller! on: December 12, 2013, 02:32:00 AM
SteamOS will be available on December 13, though it sounds like it won't exactly be ready for prime time.

http://www.shacknews.com/article/82317/steamos-download-available-on-december-13
57  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Thanksgiving Weekend Playlist - What are you playing? on: December 02, 2013, 01:23:24 PM
I ended up playing quite a bit of Gears of War 2, and started The Last of Us (thanks Black Friday sale...)
58  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon Prime...... Air? on: December 02, 2013, 01:22:27 PM
Next up - Futurama style human pneumatic tubes
59  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 4 - Nuclear Winter in 6 days on: November 26, 2013, 02:40:22 PM
If I have not jumped on the next gen bandwagon by then, Fallout 4 will be the game to get me to do so.
60  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 26, 2013, 02:25:10 PM

Quote from: Canuck on November 25, 2013, 03:07:34 PM

This type of North American-centric thinking seems pretty representative of the problems MS has had in the past (huge controllers and consoles in Japan) and possibly in the future with the Xbox One.

The S controller was designed specifically for the Japan launch.  I don't deny that there are examples of Microsoft being tone-deaf to other parts of the world, but that wasn't one of them.
61  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So I took A Picture of the Top of My Head on: November 26, 2013, 02:15:10 PM
I've been receding slowly for 20 years now, but only in the front.  Unfortunately the top of my head is starting to thin now, so I'm guessing I've got a couple of years before I need to shave it all off.  Most of my peers are already mostly bald and/or grey, so I can't complain.
62  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How has your life changed since the last "next gen"? on: November 22, 2013, 11:35:00 PM
My now-wife bought me a 360 as a Christmas present.  After these past 8 years, she won't be making that mistake again smile  At the time I was living the bachelor life for a little bit longer in a one bedroom apartment.  Now I'm in the 'burbs with a wife and two kids after years of infertility treatments and adoption rigmarole.  Still at the same employer, but my job responsibilities have changed significantly and I'm much happier career-wise than I was back then.

I was 18 months out from my cancer diagnosis in 03, and still very unsure what the future held.  Celebrated 10 years in remission this fall.

Quote from: Exodor on November 21, 2013, 09:39:01 PM

Since then I've lost my wife to cancer and dealt with raising a now-8 year old myself.  I've loved and lost and now find myself in love again with an amazing woman who shares many of my nerdy hobbies.  I didn't get a Ps3 until several years after launch and it's now a dedicated BluRay player as all my gaming takes place on the PC.

It's been a very eventful 8 years.

To say the least... holy crap man, I don't know if you've shared that here before, but if you did I missed it.  My condolences on the loss of your wife, and congrats on the new woman and being a kickass single dad.
63  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is the worst game you've ever played? on: November 22, 2013, 11:20:53 PM

Quote from: Crawley on November 22, 2013, 07:50:57 PM


I dunno if Atari 2600's Video Olympics was the worst game I ever played, still thinking A2600 Pac Man, but Video Olympics was by far the largest disappointment for me. And it was the first video game I chose to buy. When my parents gave in to my nagging about getting an Atari 2600 they said I could choose a single game for it. I had played a bunch of the games in Sears or what not but having a single choice I wanted to pick a game that would last. So I saw Video Olympics. The game cover was awesome as it showed a bunch of athletes playing various sport games. And in red letters the package hyped that there were 50 sport games in the cartridge!  I was like if it has 50 games in it I could play it forever! It would be totally stupid not to get this game!

Well I was pretty naive in what to expect. When I gleefully shoved the cartridge in and turned on the system staring back at me was Pong. The 50 "sports" games were just variations on Pong. To make matters worse they were only 2-player games. And on top of that you needed the paddle controllers to play which we did not have.

To be fair, Video Olympics was a 2600 launch title, so we're talking 1977 or so.  Video games in general hadn't progressed much past Pong variants yet.  But yeah, it does not hold up well at all, even compared to other 2600 games.
64  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Half-Life: almost old enough to drive. on: November 20, 2013, 06:36:56 PM
Good on 'em for getting semi-official support from Valve.  I'll buy the retail version just to throw them some bucks for a job well done, but honestly, the current free version is excellent as-is.
65  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2 Days until Xbone. Which system are you getting? on: November 20, 2013, 06:33:46 PM

Quote from: msduncan on November 20, 2013, 04:50:40 PM


Bottom line is, speaking from someone that has a PS4 and have been playing it all week, Xbone is pushing the envelope.  

The more I reviews I read about the Xbone, the more intrigued I am.  My current consoles do more "family media" than gaming these days... If they can work out all the kinks and have it function like I'm sure they want it to, it could be very interesting.  Considering how drastically different the 360 from 2005 is compared to today, I'm sure it will get there - eventually.
66  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Half-Life: almost old enough to drive. on: November 20, 2013, 12:08:27 AM
Half-Life released 15 years ago today.

In other news, Half-Life 3 still hasn't been announced.
67  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PC Games - Graphical Showcases on: November 19, 2013, 10:24:22 PM

Quote from: Travis on November 19, 2013, 06:02:44 PM

For AC, I briefly played the first one but was turned off by the Sci Fi concept.  Silly, I know, it was just my reaction.  How are the stories once get into them?  Is the out of body part a big portion of the games or just an excuse to constantly move environments/settings?  I haven't followed the series at all.  I see AC4 was released today.  Would that perhaps be a good place to start?

The first one was almost a tech demo - you can safely ignore that one.  AC2 and AC: Brotherhood are considered the best of the series by a lot of people.  Not sure how AC4 stacks up yet.

The sci-fi stuff is around the periphery, but the meat of the game is exploring the historical eras and being a general badass.
68  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is the worst game you've ever played? on: November 19, 2013, 10:14:24 PM

Quote from: Crawley on November 19, 2013, 07:50:41 PM

Quote from: Laner on November 19, 2013, 12:51:42 PM

Pac-Man for the 2600 was far worse, because everyone knew what Pac-Man was supposed to be like, and it was a far cry from the arcade version.

You are 100% correct about that. Pac Man was a travesty on the 2600. I also seem to recall they priced it higher, like $60, which just added to the disappointment. Although I only played ET a bit it just seemed like a confusing game to me.

I can still clearly recall the terrible Pac Man dot munching and power pellet sounds. That's how badly memorable the whole package was.

Indeed.  The sounds were picked up by some sound sample library, and for the next 15 years, they were used on any and every TV show where a video game was being played.  That and 2600 Donkey Kong.  The video game version of the Wilhelm Scream.
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As for my worst game, I'm going to go with Corridor 7 by Capstone.  A below average FPS built on the Wolf3D engine after Doom was out - bleah.

Back on AOL when chat was a thing one of the Capstone guys offered to send me Corridor 7 for free. I actually said "no thanks".  icon_razz


I was a beta tester for it - until I got kicked off the team for saying how bad it was during testing.
69  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The "No Next-Gen Console" Support Group on: November 19, 2013, 04:15:36 PM
My name is Laner, and I have not purchased a next-gen console.

Not to say I don't want one, I just don't have that kind of money lying around at the moment, particularly with Christmas bearing down on us.  And due to Steam/PS+/Xbox sales I have literally hundreds of games I have yet to finish.

If backwards compatibility was included, or proper DLNA support out of the box for the PS4, I would be more inclined to jump in early.  But for the moment I'm OK to wait.
70  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is the worst game you've ever played? on: November 19, 2013, 12:51:42 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 19, 2013, 01:43:12 AM

Quote from: msduncan on November 19, 2013, 01:05:42 AM

ET

you know, that might be mine too.  I remember playing a ton of it as a kid, well before I knew the game sucked.

I still hold that game isn't nearly as bad as people make it out to be.  Mediocre, yes.  It's biggest crime was being was a high profile game that was rushed out the door.  Yeah, it's not the most intuitive game, but any 2600 game that tried to be more than an arcade port was pretty much impenetrable without the manual (and often even with the manual).  

Pac-Man for the 2600 was far worse, because everyone knew what Pac-Man was supposed to be like, and it was a far cry from the arcade version.

I've got a cart for my 2600 that has every game ever commercially released, and it is littered with games that make E.T. look like Half-Life in comparison.

As for my worst game, I'm going to go with Corridor 7 by Capstone.  A below average FPS built on the Wolf3D engine after Doom was out - bleah.
71  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 17, 2013, 08:27:24 PM
72  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 11/15/13 on: November 17, 2013, 02:08:32 AM
I'll probably finish up the Burial at Sea DLC, and crank through some more AC Revelations.
73  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: It's November 14, 2013. What's your Franchise/Game of the Generation? on: November 14, 2013, 04:22:04 PM

Quote from: Teggy on November 14, 2013, 02:25:40 PM

Quote from: Purge on November 14, 2013, 02:23:58 PM

Quote from: Teggy on November 14, 2013, 02:22:06 PM

Easily Uncharted and your opinions on the series make your opinions null and void and that's that!

I didn't have any attachment to 1 or 2, so when I got 3, it was just meh.



No attachment to 2? You have no soul!


Guess I have no soul.  I loved Uncharted.  2 was OK until the last quarter of the game - at that point I just wanted it to be done. 

You may commence the throwing of stones.
74  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: It's November 14, 2013. What's your Franchise/Game of the Generation? on: November 14, 2013, 04:16:11 PM

Quote from: Laner on November 14, 2013, 01:37:41 PM

In terms of franchises, I'd rank:

Assassin's Creed
Mass Effect
Bioshock

... in that order.  If it weren't for the ending of ME3, it would have easily been the FOTG for me.

Can't believe I forgot Fallout 3/New Vegas.  Potentially a contender for #1.
75  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: It's November 14, 2013. What's your Franchise/Game of the Generation? on: November 14, 2013, 01:37:41 PM
In terms of franchises, I'd rank:

Assassin's Creed
Mass Effect
Bioshock

... in that order.  If it weren't for the ending of ME3, it would have easily been the FOTG for me.
76  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 11/08/13 on: November 10, 2013, 02:07:33 AM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on November 08, 2013, 11:02:43 PM

Quote from: Laner on November 08, 2013, 07:49:14 PM

Either AC: revelations on the ps3, (going to try to power through it and ac3 for when I get AC4) or KOTOR on the PC.


My recommendation for Revelations is that you stick to the story quests and avoid as much of the secondary stuff as you can.  That includes the bonus "constraint" objectives.  Speaking as someone who finished every last one of them, I can assure they are poorly designed and absolutely not worth the aggravation.  Oh, and do the "Animus Island" content about Desmond -- the first-person platforming is stupid, but the backstory will be valuable for AC3.

In AC3, you should spend as much time completing hunting challenges, building up the homestead, unlocking fast travel stations, and completing those stupendous naval missions as you possibly can.  That's easily the best part of the game.  By contrast, the main plot is such an tangled warren of logical holes and narrative dead ends, your best bet is to put it off as long as possible and then power through it as quickly as possible to reach the end. 

You definitely do want to see the ends of these games -- Assassin's Creed games have become famous for packing really awesome stuff into the denouement -- but the process of getting there might make you roll your eyes so much that you get dizzy and pass out.  STICK IT OUT!

-Autistic Angel

Gracias... I got sucked into all of the side content & collectibles in AC2 and Brotherhood, but I know if I don't "critical path" Revelations and AC3, it'll be a couple of years before I get around to 4, and I'm really eager to sail the high seas.
77  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Weekend Playlist - 11/08/13 on: November 08, 2013, 07:49:14 PM
Either AC: revelations on the ps3, (going to try to power through it and ac3 for when I get AC4) or KOTOR on the PC.
78  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Kindles 15% off (not the Paperwhite) because of eased FAA rules on: November 06, 2013, 03:03:53 AM
Just tried it, Amazon says it's expired.
79  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Previous Launch Console Experiences on: November 05, 2013, 12:50:43 AM
My most memorable was the 360 launch.  I preordered one from Circuit City and received it on launch day... my fiance was at my apartment when it arrived.  I didn't bother to open it, because I saw what they were going for on eBay.  I was disappointed to sell it, but 100%+ profit was too much to pass up, with the wedding/honeymoon/new home coming up quickly.

Christmas morning, she had a 360 for me under the tree.  (Of course it was the "core" version, but hard drives were easy to find compared to the actual consoles).  I'm sure she regrets it as I spent *way* too much time on it prior to having kids, but next to my PC, it's gotten more play than any other console/home computer I've ever owned.

The only other consoles I got at launch were the Dreamcast and the Gamecube.  No particularly interesting stories about those two.
80  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: My PC is getting long in the tooth on: November 01, 2013, 04:51:38 PM
I have a very similar ASUS board, and I dropped in a 770 with no problems.
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