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1  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: New to us: Recent successes and disappointments on: July 25, 2016, 11:28:55 PM
I’m surprised at your “meh” impression of Scythe.  My group loves it.  The early fight for the Factory, laying out your workers as human shields, using your mobility power to sneak enemy resources is all good fun.

I’m a little confused how someone could have all their stuff out and have not ended the game.  Once stars start appearing they show up in mass.  The last game we played I managed to get 3 stars out on the same turn, thus ending the game.  Also, popularity is the most important resource you can go for.  It should feel like a rush to hit the third tier of popularity and then force end the game before your opponents can catch up.  That or realize that you are never going to hit the third tier and force an end as soon as you secure some form of advantage.
2  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo Classic Mini NES on: July 22, 2016, 03:15:04 PM

Quote from: Roman on July 22, 2016, 12:56:26 PM

I'd like to see a mini SNES over NES. I'm old so I remember having the NES but the SNES was my fav.
That I would actually consider.  It would really come down to the game offered though.  Thanks to early adopter WiiU status I got quite a few of the SNES titles I care about free or very cheap.  Just this week I was able to finally get Super Mario RPG for $1.50.
3  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo Classic Mini NES on: July 22, 2016, 01:48:54 AM
Hey, I guessed the right price on my first go! Youtube ad.  icon_lol
4  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1]Battleborn - Gearbox new IP on: July 21, 2016, 03:56:36 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on July 21, 2016, 03:22:54 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on July 20, 2016, 10:05:30 PM

In case you don't hit the Steals & Deals forum too often, you can now pick up Battleborn along with a bunch of other stuff on the latest Humble Bundle for only $15!

Anybody still playing this?  Enjoying it?

I have the same question. Is it worth $15 for a single player romp?
Pure single player, probably not.  If you have at least one more person to play it through cooperative with though I would say sure.  I think the game would be a bit too grindy with only one, but that is my opinion of Borderlands as well I know some people enjoyed that single player.
5  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo Classic Mini NES on: July 14, 2016, 09:24:20 PM

Quote from: Purge on July 14, 2016, 06:57:53 PM

And if you consider how much those 30 games would cost you on the Wii Store, $60 is a steal. slywink
And Iím sure that is Nintendoís logic too.  Their pricing structure has always baffled me.  Most people have fond memories of or at-least a curiosity about many titles on the eShop.  If they priced them at $2 each I bet they could get thousands of additional sales.  Selling them at the price of new titles during a Steam sale, I donít imagine they sell well at all.

I remember there was a Megaman promotion on the WiiU that was supposed to run for a full week.  I think they priced Mega Man X at $1.50.  The promotion was canceled after two days.  I donít think we ever got an official response but someone claimed it was shut down because it sold so fast that someone in the company didnít want to lose out on full price sales.  Roll Eyes
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo Classic Mini NES on: July 14, 2016, 05:36:21 PM
If it were really cheap, I could see it, but knowing Nintendo they will want at least $60 for it plus another $25 for the second controller.  Personally, I donít have much fondness for the original NES lineup and if I did, I would rather buy the games on the Virtual console for WiiU or 3DS.
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Inside - from the makers of Limbo [PC/XB1] on: July 09, 2016, 01:38:10 AM
OK, Iíll give them credit.  I didnít see that ending comingÖ
8  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Inside - from the makers of Limbo [PC/XB1] on: July 08, 2016, 04:32:03 PM
I played about an hour of it yesterday.  It definitely feels like Limbo to me.  It is well made but I havenít been blown away yet.  Still want to play more though.
9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (7/03/16) on: July 07, 2016, 04:06:49 PM
I tried Furi out on PS4 yesterday.  It actually seems pretty good.  Hard but good.  If you have PS Plus I would highly recommend checking it out while you can.
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1]Battleborn - Gearbox new IP on: July 05, 2016, 06:53:00 PM
I enjoyed the Beta quite a lot but I think Overwatch hype killed the game before it was even released.  Unfortunate because I actually liked what Battleborn was attempting a lot more.
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (7/03/16) on: July 05, 2016, 12:58:34 AM
Inside for PC releases this week.  That's a day one for me.
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Inside - from the makers of Limbo [PC/XB1] on: June 28, 2016, 06:50:12 PM
I'm interested in picking it up on PC.
13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2016 Full games list/Live coverage thread - Nintendo @ 12pm ET on: June 14, 2016, 11:40:37 PM

Quote from: Caine on June 14, 2016, 03:45:34 PM

Did you like The Last Guardian?  Did you love it enough to want to drop an unknown amount* of more money on a big ass dragon-thing statue, a metal box and an art book?  Well, act now before all the ebay campers scoop up the pre-orders**

Amazon link***



* in reallity, $119.99, as found on Bestbuy.com
** yes, I fully expect this to happen with copies appearing on ebay within the hour after it sells out everywhere.
***page currently not working....
Amazon Prime is amazing for these collectors editions.  $20 off on a preorder. 
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/7/16) on: June 06, 2016, 04:42:04 AM
SteamWorld Heist for PC is a good bet as long as the port is good. 
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: TOTAL WAR: WARHAMMER FANTASY! on: May 24, 2016, 10:36:24 PM
I'm getting really bad screen tearing so far.  Turn on V-Sync and it gets even worse with interface flickering.  Quite a few people reporting the problem in the support forums.

On the other hand, there is an option after winning a battle to eat the captives, which I wholeheartedly approve of.
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (5/24/16) on: May 23, 2016, 04:35:52 AM
Total Warhammer (Seems like a missed opportunity not to call it that)

Interested to see how well Turtles reviews.
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DOOM on: May 14, 2016, 05:17:10 PM
TotalBiscuit gushed over it pretty hard here.  Sounds like if you are looking for an oldschool Doom style campaign than you will be very happy.  It's not really my thing but I can appreciate that a publisher dared to do it in the modern gamespace. 
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Uncharted 4 on: May 12, 2016, 05:58:28 PM
That sounds like a HUGE improvement.  What is the damage model like in general?  One thing I really disliked was how bullet spongey basic human enemies felt.  I played through the majority of Uncharted 2 doing nothing but melee kills as a result.
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, XB1, PC] Battlefield 1 (Alt-history WW1) on: May 06, 2016, 11:04:58 PM
Huh, that could be fun.  Itís the Hollywood over-the-top version of WW1 for sure but that is a heck of a lot more interesting than their last few settings!
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4] Shadwen - stealth action from Frozenbyte on: May 06, 2016, 12:11:43 AM
Trine 1 & 2 are wonderful.  That trailer doesnít sell me though.  Physics and animations look unfinished, like a game that should be releasing next year not in a couple weeks.
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Uncharted 4 on: May 06, 2016, 12:06:08 AM
Um, if I opt to use Cell-shading can I play story mode at 60FPS?
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War III on: May 03, 2016, 04:46:21 PM
PC Gamer has some additional information. 

I'm hyped.  Dawn of War 2 is the multiplayer game that I have put the most time into ever.  During its height, a friend and I were rated in the top 100 on the 2v2 global leader-board. 

I'm a little concerned that they are going back towards larger scale battles, I really enjoyed the tight tactical combat of DoW2.  Hopefully they can strike a good balance, I would hate to see it go the way of unit meat-grinders like most other RTS still on the market today. 

There is already a Steam listing up for the game, is it possible that we see a release by the end of the year?   icon_biggrin
23  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: May 02, 2016, 05:43:47 PM
I’ll make you one out of cotton balls for half that!
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Nintendo NX Console - aka Super Nintendo 2 on: April 27, 2016, 03:41:12 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on April 27, 2016, 03:00:10 PM

Quote from: farley2k on April 27, 2016, 01:18:57 PM

That really kind of annoys me.  I know it shouldn't and it is silly to be annoyed but I was looking forward to Zelda sometime this fall and now I have to wait a year.

Yeah, I have to agree.  I knew to expect it but it still annoys me and devalues the Wii U I've been trying to support.
Yep, I feel this pretty much just killed the WiiU completely.  I really hope that the NX has backwards compatibility so that people who skip it donít miss out on the really great games on the system.
25  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (4/26/16) on: April 25, 2016, 03:42:23 PM
The Magic Circle is quite wonderful.  I played it when it was on PC. It’s a game about an unfinished game that has been in development for a long time.  It’s a bit of an adventure/puzzle game with some minion summoning action thrown in for good measure.  Assuming they didn’t mess something up in the Gold Edition, I highly recommend it.
26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS4 upgrade - Neo on: April 23, 2016, 03:42:39 AM

Quote from: Ridah on April 23, 2016, 12:16:30 AM

I'm surprised anyone is upset about this. If I was a console-only gamer I would be thrilled at the option to upgrade my system. As it stands, I already spend something north of $500/year upgrading my PC. I also upgrade my phone every 1-2 years. Get a new car lease every 3 years. Seems to match the cadence of every other toy in my life  icon_lol
I would be OK with it if there were an abundance of games to justify the upgrade.  As it stands, I own four PS4 games and three are remakes/remasters.
27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Ratchet and Clank on: April 20, 2016, 04:53:19 PM

Quote from: Scraper on April 20, 2016, 02:55:30 PM

Almost every PS4 game that you download has an initial download that lets you play early sections of the game and then a second download that you don't actually see that downloads the rest of the game. If you go into your storage management and look at the individual game right after you first download it the system will tell you how much more is left to download.

Also, I would be curious to know if your frame rate improved after the game completely downloaded. I have had several games improve their performance after the full download.
Ah, that explains it.  This is only the second game I've bought for the PS4 that didn't come with the system.

Performance was exactly the same before and after.
28  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Ratchet and Clank on: April 19, 2016, 10:29:09 PM

Quote from: Scraper on April 19, 2016, 01:53:37 PM


Scarlette Johansson has pale skin. I can't recommend her.
Unequal equivalent.  Would be more like if she had a lisp and was auditioning for Shakespeare.  icon_razz

Ultimately, I wish companies would just give gamers the option to choose.  Want the shiny graphics? On by default.  Want your game to run better? Click here to disable adv lighting or something.  A couple notable console games have already gone this route.

I did also have some strangeness with the install.  I purchased the digital version and it told me everything was downloaded and installed.  I played for about an hour and then when I reached a new planet I got stuck at a downloading screen.  Took about 20 minutes to finish.  Assuming that was a one-time thing, (it hasn’t happened again) not a game breaker, but a little annoying.
29  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Ratchet and Clank on: April 18, 2016, 05:13:31 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on April 18, 2016, 04:38:14 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on April 18, 2016, 03:58:03 PM

I had some gift card balance left on my account so I picked this up over the weekend.  Itís very good. 

Shame about the framerate though, itís the only thing preventing me from fully recommending the game.   


What seriously? It's a rock solid 30, yeah 60 would be nice, but with those visuals come on man don't be unreasonable.
Frame rate is more important than graphics for me.  I would rather play a worse looking game with solid 60.  Frame rate is very noticeable anytime you rotate the camera and jumping is a bit awkward. 

The fact that Iím willing to put up with it at all should be telling that I like the game, because most sub 60 experiences I wonít even touch.  Tongue
30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (4/17/16) on: April 18, 2016, 05:07:48 PM
I already have my code for Banner Saga from the Kickstarter.  Interested in StarFox but giving it a wait and see since early reception made it sound painfully short.
31  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Ratchet and Clank on: April 18, 2016, 03:58:03 PM
I had some gift card balance left on my account so I picked this up over the weekend.  Itís very good. 

Shame about the framerate though, itís the only thing preventing me from fully recommending the game.   
32  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movie trailer catch all on: April 14, 2016, 03:51:34 AM

Quote from: farley2k on April 13, 2016, 12:43:10 PM

Doctor Strange

Seemed fine.  Didn't get me really excited but it also didn't give anything away which was nice.
As someone who knows almost nothing about Dr Strange, that looks ok.

The funny thing with all the Marvel movies is that I generally enjoy the first one in the series and then hate the follow-ups.  Once the heroes actually have powers and equally powerful villains resembling their comic book counterparts I find them far less interesting.
33  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: April 13, 2016, 07:22:44 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on April 13, 2016, 06:53:42 PM

Quote from: farley2k on April 13, 2016, 03:51:08 PM

111 Megs is huge for embedding but really you should watch, then try to go to sleep...

http://i.imgur.com/Yd512Pf.webm

So, before I look...is it spider related? 
That should not exist.
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1]Quantum Break on: April 01, 2016, 09:13:41 PM
I was curious so I went back and looked at the reception that Alan Wake received; they are actually pretty similar review wise.  That gives me some hope that I will still enjoy the game.  Iím in no hurry though considering Microsoft is locking the PC version behind the Windows 10 store.
35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Nintendo NX Console - aka Super Nintendo 2 on: March 31, 2016, 04:54:31 PM

Quote from: Jumangi on March 31, 2016, 10:36:53 AM

Apples and Oranges man. There are games on the PS4/Xbox that run fine. Also its ridiculous to compare Mario Kart or Smash Brothers to something like The Witcher 3. The games that run poorly on those systems is developers that push them too far and don't prioritize consistant performance enough.

In the end the WiiU frankly deserved its fate. Nintendo thought they had done something revolutionary with the Wii. They tried another gimmick with the pseudo tablet controller of the WiiU and it bombed.
But why did it bomb? I would say it’s because people thought that that the controller was all the system had to offer. Heck, a lot of people STILL think the WiiU is just a really expensive attachment being sold for the normal Wii.  That’s a perception problem, not a system problem.  The tablet was a cool feature for the games that utilized it but it was ultimately a tool that was optional, unlike the Wii Motes, there was nothing stopping developers from developing completely normal games.  People just got it in their heads that the system was a failure, so it was a failure.

Also, I looked up the games that do run at 60, it’s mostly a lot of sports games and re-releases from the PS3 era.  Not exactly impressive.  My point being that new games on the WiiU run better than *most* new games on the other consoles and still manage to look great. Art direction trumps pure polygons.  As someone who can’t really play games at 30FPS, that is very important for me.
36  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Nintendo NX Console - aka Super Nintendo 2 on: March 30, 2016, 06:37:28 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 30, 2016, 06:19:08 PM

While I agree that the controller is great to hold and play with, I would not say that I can come close to streaming a game to any room in my house.  Nor would I want to, since the screen's resolution is kinda crappy.

As a side note, the screen is also a personal problem, since I only wear reading glasses, and I have to keep putting them on every time I need to look down at the screen.  That's probably just me, though.
Really? The gamepad is 480p, itís no Ipad Air but I find that perfectly acceptable for a 6inch display.
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Nintendo NX Console - aka Super Nintendo 2 on: March 30, 2016, 04:31:15 PM
Comments in this thread make me realize that the WiiU just had a perception/marketing problem.  Most of the things everyone is asking for is what the WiiU delivered.

Controller is weird.
Most people who actually used the controller found it very comfortable and even if you didnít, did you know that you could play 90% of the games with one of these?


But why have THAT controller if I can just use a modified looking 360 Controller?
Did you know you can use that funky controller to stream and play your game from the console to any room in your house?  No TV required!  You can do the same with Netflix or YouTube.

Touch controls are weird and no one uses them.
Did you know the PS4 controller has built in touch controls that no one uses?

The hardware is underpowered.
Well I suppose, but every first party Nintendo game has looked gorgeous and most hold a solid 60 FPS despite the hardware limitations.  This is something neither the PS4 or XBone can come close to claim.

There are no games on the system.
Compare the number of exclusives on the WiiU to the other consoles and marvel at the bounty.  Heck, Iíll let you add the other systems exclusives together and then compare.  Now I suppose if you donít also have a gaming PC you might also care about multiplats, but if you do have a PC I canít imagine playing a multi-platform release on a console.

Nintendo only makes games for Kids.
Well, I guess you got me there.  Doesnít make them any less fun though.  icon_biggrin  Oh, and Bayonetta.
38  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (3/29/16) on: March 28, 2016, 02:48:55 PM
I remember the Kickstarter for Hyper Light Drifter looking pretty cool.  I wonder how it turned outÖ
39  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Nintendo NX Console - aka Super Nintendo 2 on: March 26, 2016, 03:30:58 AM

Quote from: EddieA on March 26, 2016, 03:06:58 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on March 25, 2016, 07:10:06 PM

We'll see what they really have to reveal, but that never seemed like a sensible design to me from technical, cost, ergonomics, or functionality standpoints.

None of that stopped them from making the Wii U gamepad slywink

The WiiU gamepad is probably my favorite controller ever...
40  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Salt and Sanctuary on: March 21, 2016, 06:33:03 PM
Itís strange how perspective can change the desirability of a game.  I canít stand the Souls games in 3D but as a 2D sidescroller Iím actually pretty interested.
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