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161  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Fallout Shelter on: June 15, 2015, 09:01:36 AM

Quote from: Zinfan on June 15, 2015, 08:41:33 AM

I do wish exploring resulted in more stuff like the hint text says it does.  So far I get a little exp and a few caps.  Waiting for babies to drop so I can build some other room, I need at least one more person to unlock the room.  Seems ok so far.

What am I missing? What do you find engaging about it?
162  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Fallout Shelter on: June 15, 2015, 07:47:11 AM
Been playing it some more. So you don't spend money to speed up timers (but there are timers on resources), you get lunch boxes in game that give you cards. Cards give you weapons and outfits which you then can equip to send people exploring. You can buy lunch boxes with real money. I haven't had much happen with explorers yet. Besides that it is really pretty and well done, I don't understand what the point of it is. I feel like I am missing something with it, but there doesn't seem to be any game so far.
163  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 4 is coming (please mark spoilers) on: June 15, 2015, 06:43:08 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on June 15, 2015, 06:24:24 AM


Spoiler for Hiden:
according to the show runners, Jon Snow is really dead. Kit Harrington says he's not coming back next season. The perfect fuckery ending to a terrible season.

I liked the season, very entertaining. What didn't you like? Can't wait for next season since it is set up for a lot of stuff to happen. I do wish the good guys would stop dying, but then again, I love a story which isn't all roses and where good doesn't always triumph.

I read the book spoilers, so tonight's ending was no surprise. Thought they made it pretty obvious he was dead, not sure why anyone would think he wasn't.
164  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Fallout Shelter on: June 15, 2015, 06:33:05 AM
Just a timer game. Spend money to speed up collecting resources, etc. Looks great, very polished, but initial impression is you're just waiting for timers to finish. If you like the Tiny Tower games, seems you will like this. Not for me.
165  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Fallout Shelter on: June 15, 2015, 05:08:36 AM
No clue what it is (besides screenshots), but it is there now. F2P with IAP scares me. Will give it a try later.
166  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, XB1] Dishonored 2 on: June 15, 2015, 05:05:02 AM
PC as well isn't it?
167  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Post Your Steam Summer Sale Loot Here! on: June 13, 2015, 05:11:41 PM

Quote from: Azhag on June 13, 2015, 04:57:25 PM

I love Valkyria Chronicles. Played it on PS3 (where it was a port from PS2 I think)

Which is another thing about the PC version, its a straight port. Done seemingly without making any changes for the PC. Awkward menu controls, low-res graphics, barely any options.
168  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Post Your Steam Summer Sale Loot Here! on: June 13, 2015, 03:50:51 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on June 13, 2015, 03:12:30 PM

Turn-based Valkyria Chronicles is on sale but I find the videos puzzling, and not sure it's something I'd like or not.

I got it a few months back. I can't say I like it much, but I haven't given it much time. It's this weird real time/turn based combat. During your turn, you can move a set amount as enemies shoot at you. It's not frantic or anything, just kind of annoying. But what really turned me off is the JRPG characters, it starts off with a sensitive guy drawing pictures of fish falling in love with some young girl leading the town patrol in a miniskirt. I can handle JRPG stuff to a point, but this one just seemed overly silly too me.
169  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 6/12/15 on: June 12, 2015, 04:13:49 PM
Good luck to your father and your family, Gratch.

I have been really enjoying Massive Chalice, but it's going to be a busy weekend. Not sure how much game time I will get.
170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Post Your Steam Summer Sale Loot Here! on: June 12, 2015, 03:02:52 PM
Wolfenstein for $30 $15 (I bought it thinking it was on sale for $30, but it went on sale for $15 today. Get to test Steam refunds.)
Homeworld $14
Witcher 2 $3
Don't Starve $4 (Don't think this game is for me, but someone I know seems to love it, so I have to see what it's about)
171  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: June 11, 2015, 08:56:02 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on June 11, 2015, 06:39:32 PM

They also have some sort of Monster Game clicker-type thing that may affect the next day's Flash Sales, but it seems to be drastically over populated and running like crap right now.

Not working on my Macs. Is it a Flash game? I don't have Flash installed.

Edit: It appears to be a flash thing. Seems pretty pointless anyway.
172  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 4 is coming (please mark spoilers) on: June 10, 2015, 02:57:19 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on June 10, 2015, 07:25:52 AM

Why are we in a Season 4 thread?

Because CeeKay has been gone for 1.5 years, but his name is still everywhere.
173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/9) on: June 08, 2015, 08:43:14 PM
Nothing new, but the Steam Summer Sale starts Thursday, so I am sure I will buy plenty of games that I might one day play.
174  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 4 is coming (please mark spoilers) on: June 08, 2015, 02:24:24 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on June 08, 2015, 02:10:41 PM

Quote from: Zinfan on June 01, 2015, 09:36:39 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on June 01, 2015, 08:12:06 PM

I want to see bad things happen to bad people, not good people!

Bad choice of series then  icon_lol  I also hope the tide starts to turn soonish.

Considering how D&D have mishandled some plot points, I expect them to end the season on a scene that will cause a lot more people to give up on this show.

People are going to give up the show for not following the books, a really nasty scene from the book, or more excessive violence?

Thought last night was decent. We knew the princess scene was coming, so that wasn't a surprise and they did a decent job of getting the emotional impact from it. I don't know which side I want to see lose more in the coming battle at this point. I was not expecting the rebellion at the games so that was a nice change of pace. Looking forward to see how they finish up the season next week. It hasn't been a great season, feels as if I am waiting for something to happen, but enjoyable.
175  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Kickstarter]Bard's Tale IV - InXile at it again on: June 07, 2015, 07:17:31 AM

Quote from: TiLT on June 07, 2015, 05:29:51 AM

Quote from: Lee on June 06, 2015, 10:29:47 PM

I don't know, the Bard's Tale to me was mapping tile based maps and the combat system.

Yes? That's what this game is. Read the Kickstarter page. It's not long.

I did, and reread it in case I missed something, but I admit going off of the video more than the intro. It mentions mapping and grid based movement which you can turn off. The video definitely doesn't show game play if that the case. I need a little more than a kickstarter blurb and a fancy video to see how close to the original that is, which I don't think is feasible in a modern game.

You don't get what I mean though (because I didn't express it very well). The Bard's Tale was very different and I have very distinct memories of it. Sitting there with graph paper trying to make accurate maps despite the traps that would make it more difficult.  I don't know if I really want that again. No way I would do real paper maps again. And the combat system wasn't that great, but it made the game what it was. I don't think I would want to play that game again, and even if I did, an updated modern game would never live up to my memories. Just like Wasteland 2 didn't bring up any memories of Wasteland 1. A new BT would be in name only for me.

TLDR: show me where it says it's going to be paper, do it yourself mapping, with the word based combat system.
176  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Kickstarter]Bard's Tale IV - InXile at it again on: June 06, 2015, 10:29:47 PM
I don't know, the Bard's Tale to me was mapping tile based maps and the combat system. Without either of those, it's not Bard's Tale to me. I don't remember a great story or anything behind the games, just that it was very difficult at first and took a lot of resting.
177  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: June 04, 2015, 07:18:42 PM

Quote from: Gratch on June 04, 2015, 07:12:26 PM

You Must Build A Boat is out...and it's awesome.  It's by the same guy who did 10000000, which is one of - if not the - best match 3 games out there.  YMBAB is more like a full-fledged expansion of 10000000, adding a ton more collectable and RPG elements to the mix.  This will be a serious contender for mobile GOTY.

+1, more of the same so far (only played 10 minutes) but that is good with me, really enjoyed 1000000.
178  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sepp Blatter Will Resign on: June 02, 2015, 06:55:36 PM
ABC is saying the FBI is investigating Blatter himself. There's another reason. I believe he was trying to say only the Americas were under investigation, not FIFA as a whole, so much for that.
179  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sepp Blatter Will Resign on: June 02, 2015, 06:06:34 PM

Quote from: Scraper on June 02, 2015, 05:48:54 PM

Quote from: farley2k on June 02, 2015, 05:47:04 PM

Popping up all over on the news sites. 

Personally I could care less but I do wonder why he bothered to run for reelection only to resign a couple weeks later.

Days not weeks. He was re-elected last Friday. My guess is FIFA's sponsors have finally had enough or he knows he is about to be indicted as well.

Or one of his friends (Jack Warner most likely) decided to throw him under the bus. The latest letter about the Diaspora Legacy Programme was pretty damning as well and could have had something to with it. Not to mention UEFA is threatening to go its own way.

I would guess, there is a lot of closed door meetings and paper shredding going on at FIFA right now.
180  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] XCOM 2 on: June 01, 2015, 06:46:55 PM
I am just thrilled that it is PC only. Not that I had anything against XCom's UI, but it will be nice to have a game designed for the PC first and foremost.
181  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/2) on: June 01, 2015, 04:20:14 PM
Massive Chalice is officially out on PC today as well. Watched a YouTube of it briefly, but it didn't look too impressive. Waiting for reviews.

It really saddens me that Hatred is the top seller on Steam. (Because it looks like a crappy game that is selling because of controversy, not so much because of the content, not that I understand that either.)
182  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Pop-ups from ads on mobile on: May 30, 2015, 08:40:23 PM
I have been getting pop up ads on Safari on iPad the last couple of days. Even worse today though, an App Store redirect for something called DraftKings.
183  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: May 27, 2015, 08:37:31 PM
Desktop Dungeons out tonight. A pretty good rogue-like. $10.
184  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Island on: May 26, 2015, 05:35:47 AM
Turned it off at the halfway point.  Tongue
185  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 4 is coming (please mark spoilers) on: May 25, 2015, 11:16:15 PM
Yeah kind of slow and was getting a bit bored, but then interesting developments started to happen. Now I can't wait for next week. It was shows like this one that made me wish I started watching at the end if the season so I could watch them all over a couple of days.

I really do wish Theon would recover his senses. Even if he dies in the process. (Please don't tell me what happens.)

Which reminds me, I really need to make another attempt at reading the series.
186  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I had one job! on: May 22, 2015, 02:03:00 AM
Congrats man. I am semi retired (at least for now) and it's pretty great not having to worry about being any where. Be safe on your travel. Take lots of pictures.
187  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 4 is coming (please mark spoilers) on: May 21, 2015, 04:54:57 PM
To a certain degree, don't you have to separate the show from the books like any book to movie transition? For instance I liked the Hobbit, but I accepted it was not the same as the book and took it as its own thing. I don't think I have ever seen a book to movie that didn't make changes, for better or for worse. A Clockwork Orange is the closest movie made from a book I have read/seen, but even that changed some scenes and cut off the books ending. Still good, just different.
188  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 4 is coming (please mark spoilers) on: May 20, 2015, 08:40:16 PM

Quote from: Fireball on May 20, 2015, 04:47:35 PM

Sadly, the show has become bad fan fiction. It's George R. R. Martin's fault for not getting the books out in a timely manner, but the quality of the story has collapsed since the writers began broadly making stuff up as they went.

Are people not enjoying the show then? If so is it because it doesn't follow the books closely enough, the violence, or do they just don't think it is very good?
189  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 4 is coming (please mark spoilers) on: May 20, 2015, 03:39:56 AM
I understand your point, but I disagree with a couple of things. I thought the Cersi/Jamie thing looked very consensual. I also get the feeling from the show no one is safe. My first thought Subday night was someone was going to die soon between the various plots. Too much stuff is building up. Maybe I am the exception in those 2 things?

The prior things Ramsey had done in the show have been FAR worse to Theon. I can't believe someone could continue watching after its very much implied that Theon had his penis cut off, but then a rape of a woman was over the line. Every time they show Theon I still wince.
190  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 4 is coming (please mark spoilers) on: May 20, 2015, 03:12:43 AM
Seems there is some internet outrage over this. Rape is horrible, but so are many things that happen in real life and TV shows, why should it not be covered? Plus, they didn't show it.

I am not sure it is rape though, at least not by standards then. An arranged marriage in medieval times would be similar and was probably very normal. It was the wife's job to provide children and from my very limited understanding, servants would often be around. Of course it was a little different in this case.

People are always going to find things to get outraged about, just surprised people who like the TV show are somehow think this crossed the line compared to all the other horrible things that have happened.
191  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Galactic Civilization 3 on: May 19, 2015, 02:23:27 AM
I have learned a lot more about the game just playing a medium size world with a few alien races than with the tutorial. The tutorial throws you into the game with aliens around you and tells you to do various things without really teaching you anything. A real game starts off much slower and I was able to concentrate on each individual element as I went.
192  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Witch r you buying this week? (5/19) on: May 18, 2015, 07:18:03 PM
I am one of the few not buying the Witcher I guess. I honestly don't know what the hype is about, not because it doesn't deserve it, but I haven't read anything about it other than skimming the thread here.

Nothing for me, I need to play the games I have now. icon_cry
193  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 4 is coming (please mark spoilers) on: May 18, 2015, 04:56:46 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on May 18, 2015, 04:15:11 PM

Seriously...f this show!

Referring to the end? I am assuming that story line is about to break. Reak seems like he is coming closer to remembering who he is.
194  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Galactic Civilization 3 on: May 17, 2015, 01:08:22 PM
The tutorial doesn't explain anything, just tells you to do stuff and then sometimes gives you a little video of where to click to accomplish something. I am just going to jump straight into a game and see what I can figure out.

For combat I saw something in the wiki about how each weapon hits a certain thing, beams hit lasers, rockets hit hard points, etc. That makes sense, but then in combat I can't tell what is going on. I find it hard to compare ships and evaluate them other than the more high numbers, the better. I had one ship just fly around an enemy saying "not in range" but it never tried to get closer (it already was close), it just flew in circles. The enemy couldn't hit it either, so combat wouldn't end. I manually exited and the ship was destroyed. I guess it was a bug? It was a stock ship (Sniper M2 IIRC) that had weapons.

Brad Wardell told me to spend time on the official forums to get help. I don't find that as an acceptable way to learn a game that should have extensive in game help and a manual (I am old fashioned that way).
195  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Galactic Civilization 3 on: May 17, 2015, 05:39:18 AM
Don't get me wrong, you can play it. The basics aren't hard, especially if you are used to these games. It's just the mechanics aren't clearly described so I find it hard to figure out what the best move is or why things are happening. There are tool tips, but that isn't always enough. It really needs an in game help system or a proper manual. Every time I play it I come away with more questions. I do tend to over think things though so it could just be me.
196  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Galactic Civilization 3 on: May 17, 2015, 03:10:50 AM
Anyone else pick this up? It looks great and seems like there are some great ideas in the game, but I am completely lost in it. The manual doesn't have any real info on gameplay. There isn't an in game help system like AoW or Civ. Tooltips don't give enough info. The tutorial says to do things quicker than I could keep up: "Build a colony ship and colonize this planet on the other side of the map" (which will take 20 turns to build). Then a few turns later, "build a transport and invade this other planet" (another 20 turns) I still haven't even built the colony ship! Meanwhile the enemy is building star bases all around me and I can't build anything that can even dent them.

There is a very incomplete wiki, but reading Qt3's thread, it seems that might not even be right.

Very frustrated with it so far.
197  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: May 16, 2015, 10:42:16 PM

Quote from: notrich on May 16, 2015, 10:20:41 PM

I can't find it now, but there were some better ones of that the time of release. Still some gifs floating around of it, but I can't find the full one with sound.

Edit: Here it is. Or at least one of them.
198  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (5/12) on: May 14, 2015, 10:57:56 PM
Another new release this week, Galactic Civilization 3. Probably get it soon since I really enjoyed the last 2.
199  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Apple] It's about time... on: May 14, 2015, 04:58:51 AM

Quote from: Dante Rising on May 13, 2015, 07:47:17 PM

I use an airport express, and I've never had any wifi issues with the new macbook. Anecdotal, obviously, but I don't think you need to concerned. I love the size and weight, but most important to me is the screen and and absolute silence of the laptop. For a first gen product it is stunningly well designed, if it fits your needs. I thought the keyboard would take a longer acclimation period, but it is very responsive and after a brief usage period I don't even notice a difference in my typing speeds between the rMB and my MBP.

I am not sure what the deal is. I had a Mac Mini running on Mavericks that never had issues with wifi. I update it to Yosemite when I gave it to my niece, and she had all sorts of issues that just suddenly went away after a month (before 10.10.3). I was researching it and there were all sorts of people having problems with wifi but no one could seem to pinpoint the issue exactly. I will be nervous about it until I have my MacBook. I am really hoping 10.11 concentrates on just tightening up the OS and fixing the little problems. Right now I just want Safari on my iMac to stop beach balling at random, but I digress.  icon_confused

Quote from: rittchard on May 13, 2015, 06:41:45 PM

Got my SGS yesterday, a day ahead of the first estimated date.  From what I've seen online and experienced myself, it's pretty apparent that Apple's intent is/was to get you product on the first day of the estimated date range.  If they realize they can't hit it, they send you out an "email of death" - which is just a vague reiterating of the original dates.  Not the best system but not the worst either.  If they could zero in on the week a little better when they send out the email of death, I think customers would really appreciate it.

Anyway, really liking the feel of the Sport model much much more than the SS.  You'd think 20g is not a big difference but I can totally feel it.  While I'm still not super comfortable wearing a watch in general, this one is far more comfortable for me.

I have no doubt those 20g make a huge difference in the long run. I like heavy watches though, no idea why, maybe cause I am used to it? I don't even notice my Sport with the rubber band. It is easily the most comfortable watch I have. Not so much with the leather loop. The leather is very hard, probably because its for a magnet in the middle of it, but I find it sort of uncomfortable. Even though it's easy enough to adjust, I can't get it in a position where its snug enough to do heart rate and still comfortable. At its loosest, it leaves an indentation in my wrist. I am not overly happy with the look of it. Like the sports band, it's just too much black, it needs a buckle or something to break it up.

Version 2 I am definitely going with the SS. I want a little more color to my watch and the SG just doesn't pair well with the other bands. I really wish I would have went with the Sport blue this time. That would have opened up some more colors without having a big black watch on my wrist constantly. I don't think the SG is ugly, but it is too much black. I have always liked the SS with brown leather band look, and I would like to go that direction.

You never said what you thought of the MacBook Rittchard. Hope I didn't rub you the wrong way talking about the launch thing, just teasing a bit. I have seen a few complaints about speed, but I think some people, much like the watch, had unreasonable expectations.
200  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Invisible, Inc (formerly Incognito) on: May 13, 2015, 03:50:37 AM
It is a hard game, that is for sure.
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