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161  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.
162  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.
163  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.
164  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
165  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.
166  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.
167  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.
168  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. 
169  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.
170  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.
171  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.
172  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.
173  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!
174  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.
175  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!
176  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
177  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...
178  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. 
179  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.
180  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!
181  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.
182  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).
183  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. 
184  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
185  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?
186  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. 
187  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
188  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.
189  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!)
190  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...
191  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: March 07, 2014, 07:01:02 PM
If you sign up for the Green Man Gaming newsletter they will send you a $10 off coupon for Titanfall.  Best discount I've seen if you are in North America.
192  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PC] Year Walk on: March 07, 2014, 03:30:38 AM
Well, that was mildly unnerving.   I just finished Year Walk, which was released today on Steam.  This was originally released on iOS to rave reviews so I was eager to give it a shot.  I suppose itís best described as a point and click adventure game, or at least walk and click.   Very atmospheric with a healthy helping of horror and disturbing imagery based around Swedish folklore.  I canít describe it much more without giving away the too much but I would say you give it a look.

I finished the whole thing in about 3 hours so itís pretty short but it does seem like the developers reworked a number of puzzles and the controls for the PC release.  If not full price, at least check it out once it goes on sale if you want a slightly creepy experience. 
193  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Mighty Quest for Epic Loot on: March 06, 2014, 07:49:24 PM
I tried it when it went open beta.  My impressions were a bit “meh”.  I like the idea of it but I don’t feel like the base building or the attacking is fleshed out enough to be fun long term.  I also found it a bit grindy.  The part of the game I enjoyed most was the building and in order to build anything meaningful I would have had to sink a ton of time into it.  Maybe if you had a group of friends to compete with to make the best dungeon it might be more compelling but single player wasn’t doing much for me. 

Regardless, it’s free so why not check it out for yourself?
194  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So I bought a Wii U on: March 06, 2014, 03:10:24 AM

Quote from: EddieA on March 06, 2014, 02:52:04 AM

Quote from: Lordnine on March 05, 2014, 06:50:40 PM

The WiiU has certainly taken its time to get going but right now it has a WAAAY better selection of exclusives than the XB1 or PS4.  Given that most games coming out in the next couple months are also hitting on PC I donít see that changing anytime soon either.

The problem is that third-party support for the WiiU is all but dead.  The current library, the upcoming first-party games, plus a few other announced games (like X and Bayonetta 2) are pretty much all the Wii U will ever have.
Itís true but less dire than that sounds on the surface.  Games that are not designed from the ground up for the WiiU were never going to sell well in the first place.  Ports from the XB1 or PS4 are just a bad idea.  If given the option of a graphically superior version or inferior port, people will always choose the better looking (baring any other version problems).  Itís no different from me buying every game I can on PC because I know it will be superior to the console versions. That pretty much leaves exclusives, which are rare now days, regardless of which console they are for.

Just curious here, can anyone name 5 PS4 or 5 XB1 exclusives that will be out this year?
195  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So I bought a Wii U on: March 05, 2014, 06:50:40 PM
The WiiU has certainly taken its time to get going but right now it has a WAAAY better selection of exclusives than the XB1 or PS4.  Given that most games coming out in the next couple months are also hitting on PC I donít see that changing anytime soon either.
196  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/Vita/PC] SteamWorld Dig on: March 03, 2014, 07:30:17 PM
Not really.  Itís a linear story with a clear-cut ending.  I suppose you could try to get all of the upgrades but I had most of them within the 4 hour timeframe.  If you went for everything you MIGHT increase the length to 6 hours but I doubt you would want to do it more than once.

Still, unless they jacked the price up (I think it was $6 on 3DS), I do think the game is good enough and worth one play through.
197  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: March 03, 2014, 07:25:16 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on March 03, 2014, 06:09:33 PM

But stuff like Nat Pagle just plain improves any deck you stick it in, regardless of just about anything.
True on this one.  There are actually a lot of people complaining that that is just a plain overpowered card though.
198  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: March 03, 2014, 05:49:23 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on March 03, 2014, 05:29:59 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on March 03, 2014, 04:55:25 AM

While some legendaries are amazing I would say the majority are very situational and in most cases, you would be better off with more standard ďgoodĒ and reliable cards.

I haven't decided if I agree or disagree with this, so I at least agree that it's partially accurate smile

I know I've had games decided because of Legendaries  played against me.  I also know I've one many due to playing them (maybe the one's you feel are amazing).

Well, letís take for example Deathwing; which looks just amazing.  Kill everything on the board and get a 12-12 creature?  Yes please!  Only, you also lose every card in your hand.  If you play it too early you are asking to lose against a Priest, Rogue, Mage or even Shaman. 

Priests have shadow word death and mind control. (As a dominantly priest player, I will always keep at least one of these in my hand until I have no choice but to play them.)
Rogue has assassinate.
Mage has polymorph.
Shaman has frog.

Those are just the cards that will completely remove Deathwing from play; there are others that will greatly hinder it as well.  Change attack to 1 etc.
Most (but not all) lengendaries have similar drawbacks.  They are very much all or nothing cards.  They will either make you win very fast or lose horribly as a result of relying on them.
199  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/Vita/PC] SteamWorld Dig on: March 03, 2014, 05:35:25 PM
Nope, but I played it on 3DS.  Itís good if a bit short.  It looks like Terraria but it is closer to Metroid if you mined resources to get your upgrades.  There are also puzzle chambers to unlock additional special abilities.  My only complaint was that the whole thing can be finished in about 4 hours.
200  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (03/03) on: March 03, 2014, 03:50:14 PM
Itís not a paid release but the expansion for Path of Exile comes out this week.  Really excited to try out the new content.
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