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161  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Among the Sleep on: May 31, 2014, 03:35:55 PM
I finished this last night.  I liked it, but it is very short.  Less then 4 hours.  I think itís worth $10 for the experience but I probably wouldnít recommend it at full price unless you really like Amnesia-like games.
162  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mario Kart 8 [Wii U] on: May 30, 2014, 11:33:42 PM
Playing Mario Kart online is a good way to discover how bad you are at the game!
163  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Among the Sleep on: May 30, 2014, 03:10:18 AM
This is now available on Steam.

Iíve played about an hour of it so far I donít regret backing it on Kickstarter.  Right off the bat the game creates some pretty surreal environments that are fun to explore.   The physics engine helps here and I had quite a lot of fun just climbing around places that I wasnít supposed to go.  One of the first things I did was climb onto the kitchen stove, open the cupboards and throw all the dinner plates onto the floor.  The actual gameplay mechanics (as in stuff other than just walking around) seem pretty limited so far but I think the atmosphere more than makes up for it.

Anyone else back it or pick it up today?
164  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1/360/PS3/PS4/PC]The Evil Within on: May 28, 2014, 02:56:45 PM
What if you are scared of being startled?

I really hate jump scares.  It made it really hard for me to play through Dead Space 2 whereas I had no problem with Amnesia at all.
165  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1/360/PS3/PS4/PC]The Evil Within on: May 27, 2014, 04:31:58 PM
Iím curious what the distinction is for people between startled, freighted and scared.  I see this sort of comment a lot but it doesnít make much sense to me as I consider them all the same.
166  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Wasteland 2 on: May 27, 2014, 03:21:02 PM
Yep, while the video isnít great, itís the voiceover that kills it.  I hope they can recut it before the final release.  Even though itís not Fallout, that is what itís going to be compared to and right now that opening falls pretty flat compared to any of the Fallout openers.
167  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (05/26) on: May 26, 2014, 04:32:37 AM
Among the Sleep (Kickstarted)

Mario Kart 8
168  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Transistor (Super Giant Games Ė Bastion) on: May 25, 2014, 06:30:26 PM
Most of the trials are puzzles.  If you are having trouble with them itís probably because you donít realize something specific about the combo of skills they are giving you.  Iím not sure which one it was but one of the early tests gives you a skill that does more damage the further you are away from a target.  I had never encountered that skill before and couldnít fathom how to complete the trial.  Once I realized how it worked though, it was super easy.

Iím terrible with the names of the functions but my favorite combo was the bounce shot augmented with the corruption and the starting ability.  It meant that my shots bounced to all targets, caused them to slowly decay and also stun locked them.  I combined it with cloak as a passive, which meant every time an enemy died I went invisible.  Most fights I could fire off a few shots and then just run away.  Not the most honorable tactic but really effective.
169  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Transistor (Super Giant Games Ė Bastion) on: May 25, 2014, 04:28:12 PM
I finished my play through last night.  I enjoyed it but I honestly think I preferred Bastion.  The method of storytelling in Transistor was much more reserved and I never found it as compelling.  Also, there were a couple instances in the late game, where, because of the art style, I had a hard time figuring out where I could and could not walk.  Still a really good game though.
170  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: X-Men:Days Of Future Past on: May 25, 2014, 12:43:04 AM
I saw this earlier today as well. I thought it was great, probably the best X-Men movie and one of the better Marvel movies in general.
171  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mario Kart 8 [Wii U] on: May 22, 2014, 10:04:22 PM
Yep, I will have it day one.  The only thing that is disappointing is that they apparently completely screwed up Battle Mode. 
If there are enough WiiU owners here we should have some all GT member races.
172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Steam Streaming on Scene: Seems to Stream Seamlessly on: May 22, 2014, 09:03:34 PM
It would be awesome if this would work with a console and not just a laptop.
173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Metro Redux on: May 22, 2014, 06:26:21 PM
I actually just finished Last Light a few days ago and highly enjoyed it.  The game ran like crap even on my high end computer though.  I had to edit a number of entries in the .ini file myself to get the thing to run above 12FPS and also had to add in a custom value for a better FOV. 

Performance issues aside it was my favorite FPS Iíve played in a long time.  I hope they do a better job with optimization this time around.
174  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Transistor (Super Giant Games Ė Bastion) on: May 22, 2014, 04:32:26 PM

Quote from: Caine on May 22, 2014, 02:33:28 PM

I've unlocked a few more powers and wonder, from anyone who's progressed further along, do you get more than 16mem?  I'm assuming you do as it would be pretty much impossible to max out upgrades for all four abilities.  I've got just about to the second named boss and unlocked Mask() and upgraded with Crash(), which combos greatly with the ranged attack.  It does a big chunk of backstab damage
It seems you can choose a memory upgrade occasionally when you level up.  I was given the option once to choose between a second passive slot or a +4 memory upgrade.
175  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Transistor (Super Giant Games Ė Bastion) on: May 21, 2014, 05:01:34 PM
Now back on topic, Transistor received a 400mb patch this morning.  Anyone know what it does?
176  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Transistor (Super Giant Games Ė Bastion) on: May 21, 2014, 05:00:15 PM

Quote from: Ridah on May 21, 2014, 04:19:18 PM

That sentiment holds up regardless of which machine you own. If you own an XB1, why buy a PS4 or PC? If you own a PS4, why bother with a PC or XB1? I think it's a good problem to have... the fact that there's not much of a content delta between each platform.

Of course, that all goes out the window if your primary focus is F2P or obscure indie titles. Then you should probably stick to a low/mid spec PC.
One console is roughly as good as the other but PC games offer better graphics, performance, customization and are cheaper 99% of the time.  That said, I do miss the days of good console exclusives.  It made things much more interesting and helped drive the industry.
177  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Transistor (Super Giant Games Ė Bastion) on: May 21, 2014, 04:03:10 PM

Quote from: Harpua3 on May 21, 2014, 03:21:29 PM

Quote from: Scraper on May 21, 2014, 12:07:06 AM

Who keeps complaining that the PS4 needs games? I already have a freaking backlog. The Show, Child of Light, and now Transistor and Wolfenstein, since both are getting good reviews.

I seriously don't get it either. It's like people don't remember other launch windows...
Those are multiplatform games.  People who complain about the lack of games are usually people who already have a powerful PC and have no reason to buy either console right now.  As a predominantly PC gamer I see no reason to buy a PS4 now, or unless e3 amazes, anytime in the near future.
178  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: May 21, 2014, 02:43:03 PM
I havenít tried a flash drive personally but I think it needs to be a powered device to work.  I have a 2 terabyte external hard drive hitched up to my WiiU.
179  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Transistor (Super Giant Games – Bastion) on: May 21, 2014, 12:31:42 AM
My early impressions are that the game is beautiful and a joy to play.  As much as I enjoyed Bastion I can see this surpassing it.  The world is compelling, well developed and the combat system is deep and requires careful planning to fully utilize.  On top of that, the level of flexibility in the combat engine is impressive.  Each “skill” you have can be socketed with (up to two) of any other skill you have.  This means you combine your “slash” with your “stealth” skill to make your back stabs do additional damage.  Or combine “convert enemy” with “stealth” to make a skill that converts nearby enemies to your side whenever you go invisible.

All of this is great and yet I am compelled to hold off playing it right now because of numerous performance issues.  I’ve already looked on the forums and it seems like a lot of people are having issues so it’s not limited to me.

The first thing I noticed was that the game doesn’t offer true support for my native monitor resolution (1920x1200).  There are options for 16x10 monitors but they simply put black bars on the top and bottom of your screen.  I wouldn’t consider this a deal breaker by any means but it is disappointing.

Every 5-10 minutes everything in the game freezes for 2-3 seconds and you have to wait for it to catch up.  While annoying on its own, this has resulted in a couple close fights for me.

Finally, the worst problem I’m encountering is that anytime the game enters a cut scene I’m stuck with a black screen and audio only.  If I cycle my windows with Alt-Tab I can occasionally get it to fix itself but I have to go this every time.

The developers have been very active on the forums and are responding to people almost instantly if they have problems , which gives me hope that they will push out a quick day 1-2 patch. 
180  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Transistor (Super Giant Games Ė Bastion) on: May 20, 2014, 05:40:29 PM
TotalBuiscuit's first impressions are downright glowing.

I have my copy downloading right now.
181  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (05/19) on: May 19, 2014, 02:53:56 PM
182  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: May 18, 2014, 09:02:00 PM
I made it to 13 a couple days ago and quickly fell back down to 15.  Apparently, my decks are highly dependent on luck to win at that level.

Occasionally, I get to pull off something like this though, which is probably why people hate priest.  The best thing about that was my opponent had just wasted a Polymorph and his own Faceless Manipulator one turn prior so he had no way of dealing with it.  By the end of my next turn I had three Fireball spells and both Archmages had taunt and +1/+1.

183  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (05/12) on: May 18, 2014, 12:37:14 AM

Quote from: Lordnine on May 12, 2014, 05:00:03 PM

Possibly Battleblock Theater.  How can you not love this trailer?
Purchased this for a friend and I.  As a co-op game this is great.  Highly recommended.
184  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.
185  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.
186  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?
187  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.
188  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.
189  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.
190  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.
191  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.
192  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.
193  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.
194  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.
195  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.
196  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.
197  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
198  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.
199  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.
200  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.
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