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161  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: May 30, 2014, 06:57:37 PM
Reading the comments, Eli of TA seems to think its because kids like this model. I thought the only people who played Candy Crush, and could afford to put down that kind of money, are rich adults. The kids in my family won't pay money for any app, let alone an in app purchase.
162  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: May 30, 2014, 06:21:29 PM

Quote from: Suitably Ironic Moniker on May 30, 2014, 05:08:56 PM

Also, READ HARRY POTTER!

No. Tongue The above description alone says I should not read these books (I read half the first one and got bored and stopped).
163  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [iOS] Battleheart Legacy on: May 29, 2014, 05:49:27 PM
I stopped taking TA reviews seriously long ago, I just don't think I am the same kind of gamer as they are. For that matter, I am most certainly not the same kind of game as their forum goers.

I played for an hour or so last night. It has become more challenging, I am having fun with it, but it still hasn't grabbed me.

The controls are getting on my nerves. I turned on auto-move to attack because it was annoying fighting an archer, knocking it back, and then having to tap to move back into attack range. Then I did the the boss battle with the pig riding orc and the controls are driving me nuts. Sometimes I want to auto move, and other times I don't want to, especially when dodging attacks.
164  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: May 29, 2014, 05:36:07 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 29, 2014, 03:11:23 PM

Quote from: Lee on May 29, 2014, 02:17:10 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 29, 2014, 12:02:03 PM

Quote from: Lee on May 28, 2014, 10:45:16 PM

I ignore tons of games that I am told are great for whatever reason. The designer can't be bothered to polish and market his game, I can't be bothered to play it. I don't have enough time for all the games I have already.

And I played, and loved games like 100000, this game isn't even up to that level. It's hard to look at the screenshots and take it at all serious.

It would be easier to take you seriously if you had paid a college student $100 to write your post.

I did. I am a college student.

Point taken that my grammar sucks. Overall point missed, I am not trying to sell you anything, or particularly care if anyone agrees with me.

Mostly the point was to be funny.

I guess the additional point is that it sucks to have something you did dismissed because of something that's maybe not your strong suit.

Story of my life.  icon_cry icon_biggrin

Fair play to the developer, he had a good idea for a game which seems to be impressing many people. I just won't be one of them. From a marketing point of view, he is missing out on more sales by his decisions.
165  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: May 29, 2014, 02:17:10 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 29, 2014, 12:02:03 PM

Quote from: Lee on May 28, 2014, 10:45:16 PM

I ignore tons of games that I am told are great for whatever reason. The designer can't be bothered to polish and market his game, I can't be bothered to play it. I don't have enough time for all the games I have already.

And I played, and loved games like 100000, this game isn't even up to that level. It's hard to look at the screenshots and take it at all serious.

It would be easier to take you seriously if you had paid a college student $100 to write your post.

I did. I am a college student.

Point taken that my grammar sucks. Overall point missed, I am not trying to sell you anything, or particularly care if anyone agrees with me.
166  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [iOS] Battleheart Legacy on: May 29, 2014, 02:19:59 AM
Developer is posting a patch for bugs tonight. (from Twitter)
167  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: May 28, 2014, 10:45:16 PM
I ignore tons of games that I am told are great for whatever reason. The designer can't be bothered to polish and market his game, I can't be bothered to play it. I don't have enough time for all the games I have already.

And I played, and loved games like 100000, this game isn't even up to that level. It's hard to look at the screenshots and take it at all serious.
168  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: May 28, 2014, 08:28:17 PM
I won't buy Dream Quest with those graphics (hell I wouldn't try it if it was free). I am not really a graphic snob, but there are too many decent looking games to choose from where the designers put the effort into it to make their game stand out. I won't buy all these crappy retro graphic games let alone a game with Dream Quest's art. He could have paid an art school student $100 with better results. When the market is that crowded, cheap games or not, they need to give me something to notice their game (in a positive way).
169  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [iOS] Battleheart Legacy on: May 28, 2014, 08:20:52 PM

Quote from: rittchard on May 28, 2014, 07:55:41 PM

I'd say give it some more time, Lee.  I think the depth of the game will shine over time, we'll see...

Cross-posted at TA:

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I'm really enjoying the game, as I knew I would. The artwork, gameplay and class system are all fantastic. So happy there's a cloud save option so I can switch readily between my devices.

Some minor nits:

- Would be nice to have info on what skills and requirements there are so you could do a little pre-planning. I suppose many people would like to just discover this and experiment as they go along, but I suspect others would rather micromanage their character design

- The game starts off kind of difficult, and as others have mentioned, you can be left feeling lost or lose track of quests. So a journal would be great for that.

- The other thing I'd like is a way to get out of a map midway, some kind of town portal or whatnot. Particularly early on I'd be midway into a map and run out of all my potions, so you either have to backtrack all the way or die to get out. I've also run into maps where the chests wouldn't open and I couldn't get the exit to engage. So maybe a pay option to exit early would be simplest, else buying a portal scroll or something so you have to plan in advance.

- This was a bit of a controversial topic during development, but now having played the game I have to reiterate that I still would have preferred an invisible joystick type of movement (see Dungeon Quest! for a well implemented version) over the touch-based. Having tried the game on both iPhone and iPad, intuitively I try to move using my left thumb. Having to tap for both skills and movement makes combat that much more difficult, as I'm doing everything primarily with one thumb. I get some limited use out of left thumb but all in all it's not as efficient as I believe it could have been. Just my two cents.

I played some more last night, and it's fun, just not living up the original for me. I agree with your points above, besides the final one. I won't buy virtual joystick games, I don't like them, my thumbs end halfway across the screen trying to push the controls. I don't play a game like this with my thumbs anyway, I don't find the controls bad at all using my index fingers other than that it can be hard to target/move when you are surrounded.
170  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [iOS] Battleheart Legacy on: May 28, 2014, 04:09:37 AM
It's fun, not great so far. Too much walking around in each area just to fight a mob or two. More walking around to find path branches. Walking in town just to buy something. It's too far zoomed in too. But it's kind of fun, all about leveling and saving cash to be a badass. I'll keep playing it, but after an hour of play, it's no Battleheart.
171  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [iOS] Battleheart Legacy on: May 28, 2014, 03:04:22 AM
It's out, $5.
172  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Can you recommend a Cloud Storage Site? on: May 27, 2014, 08:45:58 PM
Dropbox is great because apps I use support it for syncing across devices that aren't iOS/android dependent. Also unlike some others, it creates a folder on your drive which it syncs, so even if you are off line, you have access to all files from when you were last online. It will then sync changes next time you get online. I have generally found it to be the best for my uses, but you don't get as much space as others, unless you pay.

Still, ATB seems to be looking for a backup solution (unless he doesn't have a lot of photos), so none of these will really work for him for his stated purpose. Also, if he's talking only pictures there are various services for that, but I know little about those.
173  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Can you recommend a Cloud Storage Site? on: May 27, 2014, 05:30:14 PM
I use or have used all of those. Most of those services are for files you use regularly, not saving tons of photos, music etc. Dropbox is my goto service for stuff I want to be able to access on whatever device I am on. I believe you are an Android guy so Apple's iCloud, while it works well enough, isn't for you. Box is another service that works much like Dropbox but offers more storage for free.

Sounds like you want a backup system though. I use BackBlaze for full back ups and it works well. It works in the background and after the initial huge upload, I never notice it. $5 a month is a pretty good deal. Also Amazon's cloud service is dirt cheap for large backups, but it's not very user friendly in my experience. Crashplan is also pretty popular and I have heard good things about.
174  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [E3 2012] Watch Dogs on: May 27, 2014, 02:38:51 PM
RPS has mixed feelings about it it seems. From what I have read, the PC version sounds a bit rough around the edges.
175  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [iOS] Battleheart Legacy on: May 27, 2014, 02:37:25 PM
Developer posted it comes out the 28th. TouchArcade says that probably means tonight 11EST. Out in New Zealand and elsewhere already. 
176  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (05/26) on: May 26, 2014, 04:50:03 PM
Shouldn't the "classic" version have a disk?
177  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [iOS] Battleheart Legacy on: May 23, 2014, 02:34:56 PM
Assuming the controls are exactly like BH, it looks good. But only controlling one character will lose something. I really haven't read much on this, but I would hope you eventually get a party.
178  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [iOS] Battleheart Legacy on: May 23, 2014, 01:20:09 PM
$5 with no IAP. Some screenshots on Touch Arcade. Worried about this, it's supposedly quite a bit different than Battleheart, which is still probably my all time favorite iOS game. I hope it's not too different.
179  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Tonight. We dine. In HECK! on: May 19, 2014, 10:30:11 PM

Quote from: Caine on May 19, 2014, 09:22:25 PM

damnit ATB.  is this going to a once-every-three-years event?

He's worse than CK.  icon_cry
180  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Survivor 2014: Brawn, Beauty and No Brains! on: May 16, 2014, 04:17:00 AM
I am not looking forward to the final as much after reading the below quote. Not sure why they think social media interaction makes good TV, but apparently they do. I never liked the live part much, outside of seeing how everyone looks cleaned up.

On the plus side I was glad to see there was no Sprint Selling a Phone family challenges this season (or did I fast forward through it and forget it already?). Hopefully they will skip the remembering the past players/torches part as well.

Jeff Probst on the this years final episode

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I love that we値l have our finale on a Wednesday! It just feels new and fresh and fun! We池e changing things up in other ways too. To start with, I値l be live from the beginning of the two-hour finale. I値l also be live at the end of every act. I値l be interacting via social media @jeffprobst with fans at home and in the audience. We池e endeavoring to make this more of a shared event rather than a passive viewing experience. I知 excited. I think it痴 going to add a nice bit of energy to the show. As for the finale itself, still more surprises to come regarding how it finishes and two of the most exciting challenges of any finale. Then we have the reunion. where we値l focus on some of the more interesting relationships of this season there is definitely a lot of unfinished business that we値l deal with.  I anticipate a really fun night to finish off a really fun season!
181  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: May 16, 2014, 12:22:21 AM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on May 15, 2014, 09:27:50 PM

I'm seriously considering shorting the absolute hell out of MS stock, just saying.

Not sure the Xbox is a big enough drag on the company where I would short them. Office is doing great for them, and they just came off a decent quarter as well.
182  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: It's official god hates me this week on: May 15, 2014, 06:07:09 PM
Not that my week compares with your guys, but this has been a crappy week. If you guys don't drink, I will for for you tonight.
183  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Survivor 2014: Brawn, Beauty and No Brains! on: May 15, 2014, 02:55:44 PM
Tony's strategy of pretending that that he can use the idol still makes me wonder how that works. Do they not tell them? Can they not ask for a rule clarification at anytime? Is it not written anywhere so that they have to go off of past seasons?

I would love to read a behind the scenes book on Survivor, every season I want to know all the details of how it worked and came together without the editing.
184  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Survivor 2014: Brawn, Beauty and No Brains! on: May 15, 2014, 04:14:07 AM
Why didn't Tony give away his normal idol?

I liked Kass, but she really does not have a clue what she is doing as far as the game goes. And you would think a lawyer would be a more professional.

Edit: just read Tony voted for Trish?? Why would he do that?
185  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: It's official good hates me this week on: May 15, 2014, 02:06:01 AM

Quote from: heloder on May 15, 2014, 01:28:10 AM

My week started off with a couple days worth of kidney stones followed by a falling out with a dear childhood friend followed by a humiliating instance at work that has basically destroyed my reputation there.

Take that.

I think I would be drinking heavily if I was you.
186  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: May 15, 2014, 02:04:29 AM

Quote from: ATB on May 15, 2014, 12:43:08 AM

Quote from: Lee on May 14, 2014, 08:29:26 PM

Quote from: ATB on May 14, 2014, 06:21:16 PM

3. Kinect sports rivals- It is fun with the kids, but is now pretty much DOA due to the kinect crash and burn

Huh? The Kinetic still works and is still being made isn't it? Just people have the option of not getting one now? How is a game that is fun, dead now?

There will likely be no sequel...and probably no DLC. What's the incentive to do either of those things when the tool that is required for the game to work is now kaput?

But on the 360, Kinect was an option, and there was obviously enough interest to make more games using it. If they make good games supporting it, whether Kinect is now an option or not, there will be more games and sequels that use it. People will buy a Kinect to play those games.

I guess I just don't see this is as being a big deal that a lot of people seem to be making it out to be. If they support it, people will buy it.
187  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: May 14, 2014, 08:29:26 PM

Quote from: ATB on May 14, 2014, 06:21:16 PM

3. Kinect sports rivals- It is fun with the kids, but is now pretty much DOA due to the kinect crash and burn

Huh? The Kinetic still works and is still being made isn't it? Just people have the option of not getting one now? How is a game that is fun, dead now?
188  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: May 13, 2014, 10:52:06 PM
Is the problem with Kinetic that there aren't many games for it, or that's it's not a very good interface for the system (relative to the price)?
189  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: May 13, 2014, 04:30:50 AM

Quote from: YellowKing on May 13, 2014, 03:44:08 AM

I've never understood the logic of someone buying a $500 console and paying $40/month for broadband and $60 a pop for games, then bitching about paying $5 a month for the online component.

I agree it shouldn't be part of the Gold requirement, especially since you can practically get Netflix on your vacuum cleaner these days, but I've never understood the total outrage it caused. It seemed so disproportionate to the actual "sin" they were committing.

Because the Xbox is just a computer and every other computer/tablet/phone/desktop box doesn't charge me extra to use a pay service that more than likely costs them nothing to include. What is so special about the Xbox experience that I should have to pay even more to use Netflix on it? Is it that big of a deal? No, not really, just extremely poor customer relations. There are enough alternatives to the Xbox One that they need to try a bit harder for my money.
190  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: May 05, 2014, 07:43:30 PM
I wonder if I play less or have a lot less luck.
191  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: New gaming computer? Where to buy? on: May 04, 2014, 02:50:20 PM

Quote from: Mystic95Z on May 04, 2014, 12:25:49 PM

So Lee, what did you end up going with?

I decided on the Falcon NW, but I haven't bought one yet. School started and I have been so busy with homework that if I have time to game it's been Hearthstone, which I can play on my Mac/iPad. When things slow down and I get more free time, or that great new game comes out that I must play, I will pull the trigger.
192  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: May 04, 2014, 05:21:20 AM
How many wins until you start seeing legendaries as rewards in arena? I can't get past 5 and never get anything special. I stopped playing arena, I don't enjoy it at all, it's a chore. Seems easier just to buy decks for 100gp.
193  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: May 04, 2014, 04:27:30 AM
Eco and I were talking in game, and now I am curious. How many legendaries does everyone have? I have 2, the one I got that for buying a deck in the beta and King Krush (Hunter). More often than not, my opponents in ranked play have at least one legendary and I play at around 18/19.

Second question is where did you get them? Lucky in buying a deck, arena bonus, or crafting?

Side note, I love playing King Krush. The first time I had it played against me, hearing the footsteps, I was wondering what the hell did my opponent just play. I like to imagine that every time I play it people think the same thing. (Obviously everyone has seen it by now.)

Edit: Also have the neutral Captain Greenskin, which is pretty meh.
194  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / DNS Server? on: May 03, 2014, 06:35:06 PM
I have always used my ISP's, not knowing any better, but I am wonder if it matters much or if I should switch it. I did just start running my own server which is handling DNS, but my secondary is still a Comcast server. What do you use? Open DNS? Google?
195  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: First CK, now MO? on: May 03, 2014, 04:11:07 AM
You guys might be over thinking this. My birthday isn't published on FB, so I don't get a lot of the HB messages, but for people who have known me a long time they post a HB message in the days around my real birthday (people who remember about when it is but are off by a day or two). I think this year I got a HB message two days before my actual birthday.
196  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Mom's Day Ideas: For teh wife and Momz? on: May 02, 2014, 12:59:29 AM
Amazon just told me that the Kindle Fire HDX is the perfect gift for mom.

Edit: the auto-links just made my post even more ironic.
197  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: May 02, 2014, 12:55:39 AM
That sounds like way too much work to get a card back. I don't care what my card back is that much anyway, I just like seeing my opponent have something different.
198  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: May 01, 2014, 09:26:43 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on May 01, 2014, 09:10:48 PM

Quote from: Lee on May 01, 2014, 08:13:12 PM

Haven't played much lately, but it's nice seeing some new card backs in games, the blue was getting a bit old.

If you'd like the fireside gathering back, I'm happy to help you get it.  It was pretty easy to do, and I know only a few people locally that play Hearthstone.  Let me know.

Not sure it's that important to me, just nice seeing people be able to have options.

Curious how you get it without playing local friends though? There is a workaround I take it? VPN maybe?
199  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: May 01, 2014, 08:13:12 PM
Haven't played much lately, but it's nice seeing some new card backs in games, the blue was getting a bit old.
200  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: LA Clippers Owner Guy on: May 01, 2014, 11:59:04 AM

Quote from: Dante Rising on May 01, 2014, 10:36:39 AM

and in reponse  Larry Johnson calls for an all African-American league, but somehow he isn't a racist. What would happen if Brett Favre called for an all white football league? Jesse Jackson would be on Brett's front lawn, frothing at the mouth, feeding off of the event like the parasite that he is.

No one who mattered would care what Favre was calling for and he would be ignored. Exactly what will happen with Larry Johnson. Sure some news outlets will jump on the bandwagon just for controversy, but that's about as far as it's going.
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