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161  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: June 12, 2014, 09:12:19 PM
Iím really surprised Nintendo authorized that.  Pretty funny.
162  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: June 12, 2014, 07:30:47 PM
I posted this list in the E3 thread but it could go here as well.  As far as exclusives go, Nintendo crushed the competition this year.  Whether or not you care about those exclusives might be another matter.

Upcoming Exclusive WiiU Games
Zelda WiiU
Splatoon WiiU
Devilís Third WiiU
Starfox WiiU
Mario Maker WiiU
Project Giant Robot WiiU
Project Guard WiiU
Kirby Canvas Course WiiU
Xeno Blade Chronicles X WiiU
Captain Toad Treasure Hunt WiiU
Mario Party 10 WiiU
Mario vs Donkey Kong WiiU
Art Academy WiiU

Previously Announced Upcoming Exclusives
Bayonetta 2 (comes with Bayonetta 1) WiiU
Yoshi Wooly World WiiU
Hyrule Warriors WiiU
Super Smash Bros WiiU



As for games already on the system, I think the WiiU is a GREAT local co-op/ party console and still has a decent lineup of unique single player games.  Just donít expect a lot of 3rd party games.

Games already out worth a look:
Pikmin 3
Super Mario 3D World
Zombi U (First person zombie survival horror in the vein of Dark Souls.  Emphasis on survival, donít expect an action game.)
The Wonderful 101 (Made by the guys behind Bayonetta and METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE)
Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze
Zelda Windwaker HD
Mario Kart 8
Super Mario WiiU (Best 2D Mario since Super Mario World in my opinion)
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
Lego City Undercover (Lego GTA)
Rayman Legends (Not technically exclusive anymore but it is the best version of the game)
163  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2014 on: June 11, 2014, 11:43:06 PM

Quote from: Caine on June 11, 2014, 07:15:36 PM

wow, that Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime looks trippy.  2 player co-op in a ship with you having to go to the different control panels to use weapons, change shield positions and engine thrust. 
A shame its only going to have local co-op on PC.
164  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2014 on: June 10, 2014, 05:18:02 PM
Nintendo has a lot to be happy about this year.  Unfortunately most are a long ways off but the WiiU has good lineup for the future.

Zelda WiiU
Splatoon WiiU
Devilís Third WiiU
Starfox WiiU
Mario Maker WiiU
Project Giant Robot WiiU
Project Guard WiiU
Kirby Canvas Course WiiU
Xeno Blade Chronicles X WiiU
Captain Toad Treasure Hunt WiiU
Mario Party 10 WiiU
Mario vs Donkey Kong WiiU
Art Academy WiiU

Previously Announced

Bayonetta  2 (comes with Bayonetta 1) WiiU
Yoshi Wooly World WiiU
Hirule Warriors WiiU
Super Smash Bros WiiU
165  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls (claimed) on: June 08, 2014, 02:26:43 PM
I have an unused code for Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls.  I would like a $25 Amazon gift card for it.  Anyone interested?
166  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mario Kart 8 [Wii U] on: June 07, 2014, 01:45:03 AM
I've finally become good enough in multiplayer to lead the pack instead of making sure everyone else finishes the race safely! I think my shining moment tonight though is when I knocked a really high skill ranked player from first place all the way into last by bumping him off a cliff right before a jump.  The rescue thing put him right back on the track just in front of the jump and dropped him down again.  icon_lol

So what time does everyone else usually play?
167  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Murdered: Soul Suspect on: June 03, 2014, 04:30:26 PM
I was briefly excited for this one after I found out what it was but the early reviews havenít been kind.  I might pick it up on sale at some point but I think Iím giving it a pass on launch.
168  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mario Kart 8 [Wii U] on: June 02, 2014, 04:09:33 PM

Quote from: farley2k on June 02, 2014, 01:59:51 PM

Friend me up!  I got it, registered, downloaded Pikimin 3 and even played a bit!


What is your account name?  I'm Lordnine. 

I tried playing some multiplayer around 10pm last night and discovered that is a horrible idea.  Early afternoon it matched me against people I actually stood a chance against but that late at night everyone was just insane.  I think the best I managed to come in was 5th place and normally I was hanging out at the back of the pack near 10-11.
169  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mortal Kombat X on: June 02, 2014, 02:28:49 PM
If that is actual gameplay footage than that is really impressive. 
170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (06/2) on: June 02, 2014, 04:28:17 AM
I just watched a trailer for Murdered: Soul Suspect.  That actually looks really interesting and now Iím eagerly awaiting reviews.  For some reason I had thought it was some kind of JRPGÖ
171  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mario Kart 8 [Wii U] on: June 02, 2014, 02:58:51 AM
Just a reminder, donít forget to register Mario Kart 8 on Club Nintendo!  You get to pick from a number of really great free games if you do.  I highly recommend Pikmin 3 if you donít already own it.
172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mario Kart 8 [Wii U] on: June 01, 2014, 06:36:48 PM
So what are peopleís account names and when do you play usually?  I know I have a couple of you already but it seems like we have a few new comers since the last batch of WiiU games.
173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mario Kart 8 [Wii U] on: June 01, 2014, 05:41:09 PM

Quote from: Suitably Ironic Moniker on June 01, 2014, 04:23:29 PM

I've read that it winning is less about using the specials and more about racing skill in this one. True?
It seems like items cause more of a temporary disruption instead of game altering outcomes this time around.  While getting hit by an item will allow one person to get an edge on you itís pretty rare that they set you back multiple positions.  Also, for the first time ever, you actually get an item that can cancel the Blue shell.
174  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.
175  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!
176  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?
177  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.
178  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.
179  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.
180  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (05/26) on: May 26, 2014, 04:32:37 AM
PC
Among the Sleep (Kickstarted)

WiiU
Mario Kart 8
181  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.
182  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.
183  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.
184  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.
185  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.
186  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.
187  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.
188  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?
189  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.
190  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.
191  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.
192  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. 
193  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.
194  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (05/19) on: May 19, 2014, 02:53:56 PM
PC
Transistor!
195  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.

196  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.
197  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.
198  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.
199  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?
200  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.
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