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161  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: May 16, 2014, 04:50:11 PM
I was going to say something but didnít want to make you feel bad.  icon_smile

Iím currently trying to get Regen 5 but the auto pistol requirement is nearly impossible for me.  I already donít like the automatic weapons in the game and the pistol is basically a worse version of the SMG.  This is the first challenge that has given me any problems.
162  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: May 14, 2014, 04:13:07 AM
I donít think CTF is very popular.  Iíve tried that mode a few times and it just seems tedious.  Attrition and Hardpoint are the only two modes that get much of my time.
163  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (05/12) on: May 12, 2014, 05:00:03 PM
Possibly Battleblock Theater.  How can you not love this trailer?
164  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Child of Light, a 2D sidescroller/RPG on: May 12, 2014, 03:34:12 PM
I finished this off this weekend.  I enjoyed it quite a lot and the last couple hours are really strong.

I would have to say the biggest weakness of the game is that it was a bit unsure of itself.  At various points through the narrative it switches from a lighthearted fairytale to something that is trying to be considerably more serious and thought provoking.  As such it never really pulls off either one.

Also, the difficulty curve is all over the place.  The game starts out super easy and remains that way for quite a while, then, out of nowhere, it ramps way up and then spends the rest of the game fluctuating wildly between easy and tedious.

I would still recommend the game but I would classify it as ďgoodĒ as opposed to a must play classic.
165  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: May 11, 2014, 02:52:41 PM
I would say itís more like ďpay to have more interesting ways to winĒ.  One of the most famous players, Trump, has made completely free decks consisting of only basic cards and taken them all the way to the highest level.
166  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Valiant Hearts : The Great War on: May 08, 2014, 04:47:01 AM
Iím kind of annoyed they are making no efforts to bring this one to WiiU.  The engine was pretty much made for the WiiU what with Rayman Legends and Iím loving playing Child of Light right now, it looks amazing on my 60inch TV.

I suppose I will have to make do with the PC version of this one.
167  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Spacebase DF-9 on: May 07, 2014, 02:15:39 AM
Itís been a couple months since I last tried it but back then it was still VERY early.  What was there was fun and held a lot of promise but I would be surprised if you got more than an hour or two of enjoyment out of it in its current state.
168  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: May 04, 2014, 03:37:47 PM
You can get a legendary from a deck with zero wins in Arena.  Every deck you get, whether it’s a prize for Arena or purchased outright, should have at least 1 random rare in it.  Winning 4 or more games in arena means you have a higher chance of getting more than one deck as a reward so your chances are better of getting a legendary as one of the rares.

I still stand by the fact that Arena runs are better value for your gold.  You are guaranteed 1 deck of cards and if you get at least two wins you get back the extra cost. Any more than that and you are making a nice profit for your investment.  Also, as a general rule, always choose Mage in Arena when given the chance and NEVER choose Priest.
169  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: May 04, 2014, 05:08:27 AM
I have quite a few (5-6) but Iíve also been playing since beta.  All of mine were rewards from getting decks while playing in Arena.

I love playing King Krush and will always keep him in my deck but I honestly don't think he is all that great.  I find you rarely get to use him more than once, he either wins the game in one turn or is destroyed on the very next turn.  Probably the worst thing that ever happened to me was I played him and my opponent had two of the cards that clones an enemy in his hand.  I was instantly destroyed.
170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Child of Light, a 2D sidescroller/RPG on: May 03, 2014, 06:07:34 PM
PC and the new consoles run at 1080p, PS3 and 360 are set to 720.
171  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Child of Light, a 2D sidescroller/RPG on: May 01, 2014, 11:42:17 PM
I picked this up tonight for my WiiU mostly for the off TV play.  So far I think itís completely wonderful. 

I started on hard but set it back to normal when I got to the first boss.  I guess everyone who finds it easy grinds a lot?  The fight seemed kind of impossible on hard but it may just have been that my main character was 4 levels lower than the first NPC I had just picked up.
172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: When do you buy games? on: April 30, 2014, 06:57:31 PM
Almost always after reviews but beyond that itís really only dependent on how much I want to play the title right now.  Generally this means that unique indie titles are purchased within a week of release but larger ďspectacleĒ games I put off for a couple months until they get their first sale.

Green Man Gaming has disrupted this lately though by allowing me to get big name titles for $10-20 off on release day.
173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: April 30, 2014, 05:31:07 PM
Todayís Nintendo Direct featured a pretty good promotion worth sharing. 

If you buy and register Mario Kart 8 before July 31st, you will get a free download code for your choice of New Super Mario Bros U, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD, Pikmin 3, or Wii Party U.
174  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (04/28) on: April 28, 2014, 04:44:01 PM
I'm waiting for reviews but these are pretty likely.

PC or WiiU
Child of Light

Kirby Triple Deluxe
175  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: April 18, 2014, 07:15:34 PM

Quote from: Ridah on April 18, 2014, 05:49:01 PM

Typing "Wii U internet connection" in a search engine brings up a lot of results so I know it's not a completely isolated situation.

What's a good alternative security setting for routers aside from WPA+WPA2?
Oh, I wasn’t actually implying that it was, just that I hadn’t had any trouble despite setting mine up in multiple houses.

As for security, just try one or the other.  I haven’t had problems personally with my WiiU but I did with my 3DS.  If I have it set to WPA+WPA2 (mixed mode) it will refuse to connect to my internet.  Setting it to WPA OR WPA2 works fine.  I’ve heard of other people have the same problem with both the WiiU and 3DS.
176  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: April 18, 2014, 05:38:03 PM

Quote from: Ridah on April 18, 2014, 04:57:23 PM

I received the system from Amazon last night and bought Super Mario 3D World from GameStop. Getting it to connect to my wifi was a huge hurdle, and the lack of an ethernet port is an outright dumb omission. After looking for help online I found that I had to manually configure the wifi connection which completely undermines Nintendo's philosophy of making their platform and games approachable for everyone. Not only that, but the network card is apparently a piece of shit because I have to have the Wii U in the same room as the router in order to hold a connection. So... online is a no-go with this machine for me.

I didn't have much time to play Mario after fucking around with the wifi settings and waiting for the system to update, but so far I'm really disappointed in the hardware.
I am always a little puzzled when I hear about people having network problems with their WiiUís.  Maybe I just got lucky but I have never had trouble getting them to sync up instantly, even when Iíve brought it to other peopleís houses.  My router also has two walls between it and the console so Iím not sure why distance is a problem for you unless you live in a lead bunker.

One thing I have noticed is that Nintendo devices (3DS as well) donít like the WPA+WPA2 setting on routers.  Have you checked your settings?  It might be as simple as switching to just WPA.

Unfortunately, the System Patch is pretty essential if you donít want to have a miserable time with your WiiU so getting internet is important.
177  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: April 16, 2014, 02:05:23 AM

Quote from: Ridah on April 15, 2014, 11:52:14 PM

It was hard to resist a Wii U after Super Mario 3D World released, but Mario Kart 8 looks so absolutely cool that I caved in and ordered one. I'm not a fan of the Gamepad, does the Pro controller serve most games well? In particular, 3D World and DK Jungle Freeze?

They do at-least for co-op players, never tried to use them solo.  Have you given the game pad a serious try though?  For my large hands it is one of the most comfortable controllers I've ever used.
178  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales in OP! on: April 14, 2014, 06:03:38 PM

Quote from: Caine on April 14, 2014, 05:04:11 PM


Has anyone tried this?  I expected a Terraria ripoff but the video shows it to be more Dwarf Fortress like. 
179  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: April 14, 2014, 12:54:13 PM

Quote from: raydude on April 12, 2014, 01:47:49 AM

It never occurred to me that gamers would actually find the "play to unlock" process part of the fun.
If a game is fun I’ll enjoy it either way but I do admit that unlocks have an addictive quality to them.  I remember when TF2 first introduced the alt weapons for classes that required completing specific achievements to unlock.  When that was the only way to unlock the weapons I had a blast chasing the rewards, but as soon as they added alternate ways to acquire them, I lost interest and stopped playing soon after.

Similarly, in the game Chivalry, which is a game I love, I played all classes extensively just so I could unlock every weapon in the game.  It was fun and rewarding to see my progress tick up.  Once everything was unlocked, however, I switched almost exclusively to playing as a Javelin thrower because I didn’t care for most of the other classes.
180  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: April 10, 2014, 05:02:13 PM

Quote from: ATB on April 10, 2014, 12:03:06 PM

So from a GT perspective, is this game a failure?  I don't want to discuss sales numbers whatever they may be.

I've asked every gamer I know who bought this and they are legit done with it less than a month after release.

My friends and I still play an hour or two on average a night. 

A complaint I've heard is there isn't enough stuff to unlock but I think it's more that you unlock everything relatively fast.  A lot of modern games are built with the treadmill/carrot mindset where you need to play 40+ hours to see all the weapon unlocks and mods.  As such, many modern gamers have been conditioned to consider chasing the reward to be the fun of the game instead of the actual gameplay.  Titanfall has a more old-school approach.  You may not get everything unlocked from the start but you can unlock everything or almost everything in about a casual week of play.  If all you care about is chasing a carrot then the game doesn't offer much for you to do.
181  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Transistor (Super Giant Games Ė Bastion) on: April 10, 2014, 04:11:10 PM
Nice! I wasn't expecting this to be out till fall.
182  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Age of Wonders 3 on: April 07, 2014, 11:15:59 PM
I like it!  I loved the original AoW but couldn't get into AoW2 for some reason.  This has pulled me back in completely.  My biggest complaint right now is a bit of a silly one.  The game has a great hero editor but the game forces you to use a premade character in the primary campaigns.  I would feel more connected to the story if it was my own character instead of one that was forced on me.
183  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Humble specials - Humble PC and Android 9, Humble Destructoid weekly on: April 04, 2014, 02:15:48 PM

Quote from: heloder on April 03, 2014, 07:58:14 PM

It's Little Inferno, Little Inferno just for me! I've got the fireplace that burns at a hundred billion degreeeeees! It's Little Inferno just for me!
184  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Age of Mythology coming to Steam on: April 03, 2014, 11:55:59 PM
I picked up Age2 when it hit $5 and was rather unimpressed, even at that price.  The gameplay was still good but they did the bare minimum required to ďupdateĒ the game.  Not to mention that the game actually ran worse on my modern computer than it did when I first played it over 10 years ago.  Maybe this one will turn out better but I'm not holding my breath.
185  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Carmageddon Reincarnation on: March 27, 2014, 06:54:01 PM
My copy is downloading.  To be honest, I'm not entirely sure why I funded this.  I have vaguely fond memories of Carmegeddon 2 but their promo materials really turn me off.  I guess lets see what the game itself does!
186  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: March 27, 2014, 12:39:39 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on March 27, 2014, 11:56:01 AM

Quote from: USMC Kato on March 27, 2014, 11:54:30 AM

I'm still going strong in Titanfall. Mostly by myself frown but still having a blast. I'm at prestige 3 but I think I saw Mikagami at prestige 5 the other day....gotta catch up.

I still jump on...  Mostly solo as well.   I just hit 46.. slow leveler that I am

I just made it to level 1!  Super Duper Edition!  It made me realize how dependent I became on my upgrades.  My whole first match afterwards I ran around doing nothing but kicking people because I couldn't kill anyone with the default weapons.  icon_lol
187  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Oculus Rift VR headset on: March 27, 2014, 12:42:54 AM
Jimquisition: So, That Facebook And Oculus Rift Thing...
188  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: March 26, 2014, 07:34:06 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on March 26, 2014, 06:34:05 PM

Quote from: Caine on March 26, 2014, 06:24:13 PM



Anyone try this yet?
It has a lot of promise but is a long ways off from being done. 
189  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: March 21, 2014, 02:54:19 PM
I watched a couple episodes of American Horror Story on a whim and ended up finishing both seasons in a little over a week.  That doesnít happen for me very often.  I donít actually care for most ďhorrorĒ in general but this was much more like a character driven drama with horrific elements than a straight up horror story.  Nothing was particularly scary or gruesome (Aside from the opening credits oddly enough).  Itís an anthology series so each season is a self-contained story; I would say the first season was more compelling but I enjoyed both.
190  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: March 17, 2014, 06:47:48 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on March 17, 2014, 06:08:19 PM

Also stay off the ground level as much as possible
Canít stress this fact enough.  The ground is lava! Touch it and you die!
191  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall - loadout question on: March 15, 2014, 06:21:38 PM

Quote from: raydude on March 15, 2014, 05:56:53 PM

Question for the PC version:

How does one select the preferred loadout for pilot and titan? In the campaign matches I played last night I am frantically clicking on "Assassin" and "Tank" loadouts before the match starts yet I always spawn with the carbine instead of smart pistol and Atlas instead of the other one.
Hit esc at the start of the round.
192  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: March 15, 2014, 03:08:51 PM

Quote from: Gratch on March 15, 2014, 01:47:26 PM

Is there a way to play against fellow low-level folks?  I just jumped into the campaign last night (figured that's as good a place as any to start) and when I got to the end of my last match, I noticed that I was the lowest level player by at least 15 levels.  I was 4, everyone else was at least 19.  Or do you just have to endure being target practice (me, doubly so) through the low levels until you gain some XP?
If you are playing in attrition mode donít worry about being the lowest ranked person on the team.  Just do your best to avoid enemy pilots and go hunting for the enemy NPCS.  Killing a bunch of them is actually more valuable for your team than going only for pilots.  Playing to avoid is a valuable skill to learn so this is good practice anyway.  In this game more than any other FPS, if you stop moving you are dead.

Also, some people have already flipped their rank over and started again (after rank 50 you go back to 1 with a fancy icon).
193  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon Prime price hike coming? on: March 13, 2014, 05:12:58 PM

Quote from: naednek on March 13, 2014, 03:58:48 PM

Quote from: Caine on March 13, 2014, 03:10:48 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on March 13, 2014, 02:13:06 PM

Mine increases in dec 2015. Not a typo!

We are writing to provide you advance notice that the price of your Prime membership will be increasing in 2015. Your 2014 annual renewal will remain at the original price of $79. On December 8, 2015, your membership will renew at $99/year.

well that's a bit of a 'screw you' to the rest of us then.  my renewal date is 12/12/14

Mine is July 15th 2014
July 12th for me. 
194  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/PS4/360/PS3] Thief on: March 12, 2014, 04:24:56 PM
Zero Punctuation: Thief  icon_lol

(Language possibly not safe for work)

Note: Yahtzee is super critical of all games.  Also note that the first two Thief games are two of his all-time favorites.  You can probably guess where this is goingÖ
195  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Costume Quest 2 Announced on: March 11, 2014, 03:57:31 PM
Iím glad itís in production but it also makes me a bit worried.  Isnít this about the 3rd or 4th game Doublefine has in production right now?  As far as I know they arenít a very big studio, wouldnít it be better to, you know, finish a game before you start another one?
196  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: March 11, 2014, 04:36:18 AM
FYI, this is unlocked on PC now. 
197  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: March 10, 2014, 08:39:59 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on March 10, 2014, 08:17:42 PM

You PC players enjoy being tethered to your 24" monitor while the Xboners chill on the couch with a beer in front of their 60" TVs.  icon_twisted
Will do! Enjoy aiming with a controller and playing at a much lower resolution stretched over a much bigger screen.  icon_razz
198  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: March 10, 2014, 07:54:06 PM

Quote from: ATB on March 10, 2014, 07:46:03 PM

It's gonna take like 14 hours to download.
Took me 4 hours to download and install from Origin.
199  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (03/10) on: March 10, 2014, 06:49:14 PM
PC: Titanfall
3DS: Yoshiís New Island (I didnít realize this was coming out so soon!)
200  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: March 10, 2014, 02:48:14 PM

Quote from: Gratch on March 09, 2014, 03:51:25 PM

I'm enjoying Farscape so much that I checked into buying the seasons on iTunes so I could continue watching on my upcoming flights. 

They want $50 per season?!  Fuck that noise.
Make sure you track down down the movie when you start nearing the end of the series.  If you don't you will regret it...
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