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1  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Who else sucks in online games? on: April 20, 2015, 06:24:49 PM

Quote from: Gratch on April 20, 2015, 04:38:02 PM


Same here.  I also don't really have any gaming friends IRL and am rather antisocial by nature, so the idea of getting any sort of friendly gaming group together is a non-starter.
Some of the best IRL friends I have, I made through playing games with people I met from gaming forums.  icon_smile
2  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Who else sucks in online games? on: April 20, 2015, 02:54:41 PM
Enjoyment of multiplayer games has a lot to do with the people you are playing with.  I would go so far as to say, if youíre not playing with friends over voice chat, youíre doing it wrong.   With a group of friends talking live, you can generally be effective enough, by working together, that it doesnít matter if you donít individually have the best skills in the world.

Beyond that, most multiplayer games have adopted class systems at this point.  That means, if you donít have the reflexes to play a front line fighter, donít, there are plenty of other ways to support your team and do well.  Choose a sniper class and hide on top of a building somewhere.  Or choose a medic, or some sort of engineer class.  Maybe you are good driver.  Regardless of your skills, I bet there is a class you could play.

Now MOBAs are the exception to this.  You MIGHT be able to play something like Heroes of the Storm, since itís pretty casual, but in general, if you donít have a thick skin, I would stay far far away from MOBAs.  The majority of them have incredibly toxic player basses that will attack you at the smallest provocation.
3  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xenoblade coming to Europe, presumably US on: April 11, 2015, 04:44:05 AM

Quote from: Teggy on April 10, 2015, 11:03:39 PM

Does having 3D on use a lot more battery? I've switched it off to see what it's like, but I really do like the 3D effect.
I cant comment on the New 3DS, but with the original, you could almost double the battery life if you played with 3D and wireless turned off.
4  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] Affordable Space Adventures on: April 10, 2015, 03:56:40 PM
Interesting.  I may give this a look.
5  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: April 09, 2015, 03:18:54 AM
Added you.
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: April 09, 2015, 01:14:35 AM
Anyone still playing this?  A new quest type requires you to watch a friend play a game.  If you do it, you get a free deck of cards.  Friend me!  Novem #1454
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Wii U on: April 08, 2015, 03:11:54 PM

Quote from: Canuck on April 08, 2015, 06:58:36 AM

You Tubers (the big ones anyways) should get together and form some kind of association / union which would give them a bit more force to protect themselves. You get a few people boycotting and that's not going to stop anyone. But a united group of the top 500 let's players? That might give them pause.
That kind of already exists.  Polaris, (which I believe AJ is a member of) provides some blanket protection in cases where streamers get hit with take down notices.  The problem is that it prevents them from losing their channels; it canít do anything to combat the practices that put them in danger in the first place.

There are some other large groups as well but Polaris is one of the most powerful since it is technically owned by Disney.
8  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: NEW 3DS and XL on: April 07, 2015, 06:57:43 PM
Well, there will be no games on the system.  Once you do a system transfer, the original 3DS will be re-formatted back to factory default.
9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (4/7) on: April 06, 2015, 02:02:54 PM
I played Stealth Inc 2 (Stealth Bastard 2) when it was a WiiU exclusive.  It added a lot of fun metroidvania elements over the original. So if playing stealth/puzzle Metroid sounds like fun, you may want to check it out.
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Talos Principle on: April 06, 2015, 01:03:40 PM
Generally, no.  However, there is a pretty neat secret in the
Spoiler for Hiden:
first level hub of the game.  Try walking through walls.  icon_biggrin
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Talos Principle on: April 05, 2015, 03:20:11 PM
Some of the late game star puzzles get ridiculously hard.  I highly recommend you complete the main game before attempting to get all the stars.
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: War for the Overworld - basically a new Dungeon Keeper on: April 03, 2015, 02:51:45 PM
The content is great; unfortunately, my time with the game has been riddled with bugs.  They have already patched the game at least twice since launch and I have confidence that it will be a very good game, but I would honestly wait a week or two.
13  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: NEW 3DS and XL on: April 03, 2015, 04:29:57 AM
Fairly certain Binding of Isaac would run on a potato, so while they will release some games only on N3DS, I doubt that will be one of them.
14  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: NEW 3DS and XL on: April 01, 2015, 05:09:21 PM
Just got a New 3DS XL.  The system transfer procedure was akin to attempting black magic.  Whoever thought that was a good idea needs to be fired. 

Attempt One: After jumping through the hoops the first time I tried to do a complete wireless transfer.  Aww look at the little Pikmin carrying my saved data.  One hour passes and the Pikmin are still working.  Hour two passes and the Pikmin are running like crazy yet nothing is happening.  Oh look, my source 3DS has lost connection on step 6/7 all progress was aborted. 

Attempt Two: 3DS 1 refused to connect to 3DS 2.  Gave up after 30 minutes of trying.

Day 2

Attempt Three: Only one 3DS was willing to connect to the internet at a time.  30 minutes later still trying.

Attempt Four: The stars have aligned and everything is working!  I choose the option to do a low capacity transfer.  Man, those Pikmin are really moving this time, transfer gets to set 7 after only 20 minutes!  System reboots but where are my games?!  Apparently I need to re-download them from the eShop since I did the low capacity transfer.  OK, no big deal. 

eShop Connection Attempt One:   ďError Code: 007-2100.  An error has occurred. Please try again laterĒ
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ori and the Blind Forest - a platformer made around the world on: March 29, 2015, 03:28:54 PM

Quote from: gangeli on March 29, 2015, 02:44:10 PM

Pretty much left me feeling old, inadequate, and thinking I should give up gaming.

The final ďchaseĒ sequence made me feel that way and Iím only 29!  icon_razz I died about 40 times during that.
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Pillars of Eternity on: March 27, 2015, 01:29:10 AM

Quote from: Destructor on March 26, 2015, 10:34:42 PM


Reviews have also said that this game is amazingly bug free (especially considering this is from Obsidian), has an outstanding story (without script errors of any sort), and is just tons of fun to play.
I ran into a bug in the tutorial.   icon_razz  I clicked on a tutorial scroll just as it was minimizing and looped a horrible closing sound over and over until I got to the next tutorial scroll, which thankfully, didn't take too long.

But otherwise I agree, this seems very very good so far.
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ori and the Blind Forest - a platformer made around the world on: March 24, 2015, 03:12:44 PM

Quote from: TieGuyTravis on March 24, 2015, 04:47:50 AM

Quote from: Lordnine on March 24, 2015, 04:05:45 AM

Just finished the game on PC.  An excellent experience through and through.  Final tally was 98% completion, 261 deaths and a total play time of 6 hours 40 minutes.

Glad to hear it, man! You completed way more of the game than I! What stopped you from wrapping up that final 2%?
I actually didnít realize I was at 98% until I finished the game and checked the leaderboard.  Iím not sure how it calculates that number, I still had about 4 upgrades from the mid tree to get so I assumed it would take me a while to get them all.  Beyond that, once you go to the volcano you are pushed pretty hard to continue onward to the end.
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ori and the Blind Forest - a platformer made around the world on: March 24, 2015, 04:05:45 AM
Just finished the game on PC.  An excellent experience through and through.  Final tally was 98% completion, 261 deaths and a total play time of 6 hours 40 minutes.
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: One weird trick for finishing a lot of games on: March 23, 2015, 06:06:23 PM
Play on easy, this usually reduces the time to finish something by about 30%.
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Heroes of the Storm on: March 23, 2015, 03:32:13 PM
Illidan on his own is fine, however, when combined with an Abathur, he reaches ludicrous power.  Abathur can increase his attack speed by 25%, shield him periodically, and heal him for huge amount of damage while he is in the midst of a big team fight.  If you see the Abathur symbiont above Illidans head, and have less than 3 other people with you, you should be running.
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (3/24) on: March 23, 2015, 02:41:23 PM
I had no idea Pillars of Eternity was coming out this week...and I backed it!    I honestly stopped reading their updates a long time ago because they were so frequent and long.  Pleasant surprise.
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Heroes of the Storm on: March 21, 2015, 04:00:12 PM
I unlocked my Master Murky skin by the way!  If anyone wants an ally send me a friend request.  I generally play at-least a couple games in the evening.

23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Heroes of the Storm on: March 21, 2015, 03:54:49 PM

Quote from: Lee on March 21, 2015, 04:18:17 AM

Wow. Seems simple enough, but so much going on, I was a bit lost. I get the basics, just hard to know where to be, when. The mine opened, I think, and everyone went down there, but I am not sure why. I kept going for the gate and was all alone. I can see my suckiness pissing people off badly in multiplayer.
When the mines open up you need to go down and help gather skulls.  The more skulls you have the larger your friendly golem will be.  A large golem is easily worth 3-4 players in its ability to push lanes.

Every map has some form of objective, be it collecting skulls/seeds, holding map areas, or turning in gold.  The team that completes the objectives the most successfully will usually win.
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ori and the Blind Forest - a platformer made around the world on: March 19, 2015, 04:13:25 PM
Iím playing on PC, multiple save slots is just normal behavior from days long past.

Unfortunately, I would need an Xbox account to see those clips apparently.
25  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ori and the Blind Forest - a platformer made around the world on: March 19, 2015, 03:36:00 PM
I'm not defending the bugs but you can make a copy of your save file directly from the main menu.  I do that every night after playing for a while.  Haven't had any issues that require me to use the backup yet but I'm glad to have it to fall back on. 

Difficulty level in this game gets kind of crazy in places.  I just got through the ice caves and that area probably caused me more deaths than the rest of the game put together.
26  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Chaos in the Old World (Table Top Simulator) on: March 17, 2015, 03:45:04 PM
This is not technically analog anymore, but since its analog adjacent, I felt like a bit of self-promotion.  I recently uploaded a complete conversion of Chaos in the Old World for Table Top Simulator to the Steam Workshop.  If you have any interest in playing table top games, but lack local friends to play with, TTS is a great way to do it.  It models the complete tabletop experience with full physics, manual movement of the pieces, hand management and even dice rolls.

As for my mod, I uploaded it late last night and it already has 83 subscribers, so Iím feeling pretty good about that.  Check it out!
27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ori and the Blind Forest - a platformer made around the world on: March 11, 2015, 11:36:06 PM
I actually didnít realize this is a full on metroidvania game.  Picked up the PC version and loving it so far.
28  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] Code Name S.T.E.A.M on: March 10, 2015, 11:31:04 PM
I think I would have liked it better if it just had a fixed camera perspective.  Maybe I didnít play far enough but I didnít see any benefit to it being in third person perspective.  When I eventually get a NEW 3DS Iíll probably still pick it up but I have zero interest in controlling that camera without a 2nd control stick.
29  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (3/10) on: March 09, 2015, 02:54:19 PM
Iím interested in Cities: Skylines, Code Name: STEAM and Ori and the Blind Forest but no day one purchases at this point.
30  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: March 05, 2015, 04:13:25 PM
The Talos Principle is on sale as part of the big Steam OS sale.  Talos was a hidden gem of a game that was unfortunately glossed over by most sites because it released so late in the year.  If you like Portal, you will like this.



33% off. Sale price $26.79.
Metacritic score - 85 Critic 83 User
Steam user score - 98% positive in 1,429 reviews
31  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Wasteland 2 on: March 04, 2015, 04:34:41 PM
We must have played different games.   icon_razz

Aside from the initially VERY buggy California, which has since been patched up to a good state, Wasteland 2 did everything I wanted gameplay wise.

Graphically, the game was a bit ugly, but still acceptable unless you zoomed in on the characters.
32  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Retail cashier preference: robot or buddy? on: February 27, 2015, 10:05:37 PM

Quote from: Destructor on February 27, 2015, 01:21:09 PM

As far as I'm concerned, people who pay with check need to have the checkbook taken from their hands and beaten over the head with it until they grab their debit card (which they have, as otherwise they wouldn't have a checkbook) and use that instead.
While I agree with the sentiment on principal, the second part isn't true.  You have to request a debit card from my bank.  My mother still doesn't have a debit card because she says it would encourage her to make more random purchases because it would be faster.
33  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What the Hell Color is This Dress? on: February 27, 2015, 08:07:34 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on February 27, 2015, 08:00:32 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on February 27, 2015, 07:57:18 PM

Pug, that test doesn't really make any sense and I hope it's a joke. 

Yes, the true chromatic color of the pixel may be light blue, but that says nothing about the true original color of the real article in shaded sunlight.

The argument isn't over the exact pixel color values of the image, it's about the color of the dress in reality.

I can't wrap my head around how the white/gold population is perceiving this thing, so yes it was a real test.  I thought the white/golders might still see white/gold in at least the first image.
I see blue on brownish, which is how gold tends to look when itís not reflecting something bright.
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, PS3, Vita] Helldivers (Starship Troopers with friendly fire) on: February 25, 2015, 06:41:28 PM
Itís sad but this is one of about three games that make me kind of want a PS4Ö
35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman: Arkham Knight is rated M on: February 24, 2015, 09:57:06 PM
To be honest, Iím surprised the first two Arkham games werenít rated M.  There was some seriously dark and messed up stuff in those games, especially if you collected all the audio logs.
36  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (2/24) on: February 23, 2015, 05:35:24 AM
Barring really bad reviewsÖ

PC
Homeworld Remastered Collection
Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty

And I already own Republique Remastered.  I took part in the closed beta, which was looking really good as of a couple months ago.
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: A good, basic FPS? on: February 23, 2015, 05:12:41 AM

Quote from: Turtle on February 23, 2015, 03:50:40 AM

Specifically, Call of Juarez: Gunslinger.

The others were crap.
Another recommendation for this.  For me, this had the best feeling FPS combat since the original FEAR.
38  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Eurogamer drops review scores on: February 17, 2015, 09:01:59 PM
This topic was recently discussed quite a lot on the Co-Optional podcast if anyone is interested.  A bunch of Youtube personalities/critics and a guy who works at GameSpot.

Podcast (Language warning)
39  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (2/17) on: February 16, 2015, 04:44:59 PM
Waiting for reviews on Kirby.
40  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] Games for kids (6 years old) on: February 14, 2015, 05:37:19 AM
Give Pushmo on the eShop a look.  The later levels will give even you a run for your money but the early levels should be simple enough for her to figure out.
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