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41  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Wasteland 2 on: September 23, 2014, 11:15:58 PM
Spoiler about pushing buttons that you should know better than pushing. (Does contain story spoilers if you donít want to know anything)

Oops  eek
Spoiler for Hiden:
42  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Space Hulk on: September 23, 2014, 06:56:00 PM
Well, for the first time ever, Smart Post did not completely suck and my packaged arrived ahead of time. 

The quality of the components is really impressive, and frankly, a little daunting.  Iíve been painting the miniatures for some of my other games and have been very happy with the results but the difference in quality is really night and day.

One last thing, check the bottom of your shipping box before you throw it away.  Mine had a poster print of the box cover, ready for framing/hanging.
43  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Wasteland 2 on: September 23, 2014, 04:58:21 PM
One thing to take advantage of with shotguns is that if you hold Ctrl before you take your shot you can adjust the cone of fire.  Also, in true Fallout fashion, when using a burst weapon, aim for the enemy in back of your target and you are almost guaranteed to hit the one in front.
44  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Wasteland 2 on: September 22, 2014, 11:39:39 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on September 22, 2014, 04:33:39 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on September 22, 2014, 03:58:41 PM

Thanks; that might be the issue.  I thought I talked to everyone in that room but I may have missed him since there are a lot of generic NPCís in the room.
Yeah, let me know...
Spoiler for Hiden:
what medical services he offers? I mean, if we can go back to Ag Center Pool and get free healing, it would be worth re-visiting there now and then I think.  icon_smile If he's just medical items vendor, maybe not.
He wont talk to me.  Just stands there sobbing.   icon_confused
45  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Wasteland 2 on: September 22, 2014, 03:58:41 PM
Thanks; that might be the issue.  I thought I talked to everyone in that room but I may have missed him since there are a lot of generic NPCís in the room.
46  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Space Hulk on: September 22, 2014, 02:30:29 PM
Just found out the package is shipping ďsmart postĒ for the rest of the trip.   mad

For those that donít know, this means they replace the good turtle with one that is really dumb, get it horribly drunk, then hit it in the head with a shovel a few times for good measure.  After which they strap it to a catapult and launch it in your general vicinity.  Results vary.
47  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (09/22) on: September 22, 2014, 02:22:45 PM
I have Defense Grid 2 already and I will pick up Gauntlet if my friends want to play it.

Hyrule Warriors is also a possibility but since Iím really into Wasteland right now I may wait for a sale.
48  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Wasteland 2 on: September 22, 2014, 02:09:13 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on September 22, 2014, 01:26:28 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on September 22, 2014, 04:27:48 AM

AG center location question
Spoiler for Hiden:
Iíve completed all the quests in the area but I canít seem to find the clinic.  The doctor said he would be able to heal me there after I rescued him.  Can anyone tell me where he is in the base?
Spoiler for Hiden:
If you mean the female doctor who gives you the serum cure to put in the reservoir (curing the squad's infection), she and the guy in the wheel chair are in the EAST wing off the main complex (east from the initial entrance.

I think 1st or 2nd door on the right.

I do wish we could manually mark areas on the local map once we discover them.
 

Spoiler for Hiden:
Looking for the guy who is supposed to heal you (damage) for free actually.  You rescue him from the cage in the big field.
49  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Wasteland 2 on: September 22, 2014, 04:27:48 AM
AG center location question
Spoiler for Hiden:
Iíve completed all the quests in the area but I canít seem to find the clinic.  The doctor said he would be able to heal me there after I rescued him.  Can anyone tell me where he is in the base?
50  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Spacebase DF-9 on: September 21, 2014, 05:52:13 PM
I would agree they are not handling it that well.

A month or two ago they should have come forward and said that feature x, y and z are not attainable with the current engine and would require more money and development time than is currently in the budget.  They will instead focus on features A and B, which are more essential to the experience and if funding picks up, they will revisit the other features at a later time.
51  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Spacebase DF-9 on: September 21, 2014, 03:53:41 AM
Iím reserving judgment.  Almost all games are forced to cut out features before launch.  Early access just gives people a backdoor look into the process.

 I also think people may have been expecting too much.  Double Fine makes fun games but I would not say they are known for depth in their gameplay.  SpaceBase was never going to be Dwarf Fortress and even expecting Evil Genius levels of complexity might have been pushing it.

All that said, the ďfinalĒ product may still be crap, but I think it should be judged on what it is as opposed to what it could have been.
52  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Wasteland 2 on: September 20, 2014, 12:14:54 AM
Toaster repair is an important skill, right?
53  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Wasteland 2 on: September 19, 2014, 05:38:24 PM

Quote from: ATB on September 19, 2014, 05:31:03 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on September 19, 2014, 05:18:49 PM

If I recall correctly, Fallout 2 had numerous bugs that would break the game outright on release, so this is just par for the course.  icon_smile

Which is why i never bought another Interplay title. I was so angry when my save no longer worked and they were basically like 'yep, you need to start over.'   *Fist Shaking*
ButÖbutÖFallout 2 was worth it!  Itís the only game Iíve finished multiple times, and each time I managed to find something new.

Wasteland 2 has some mighty big shoes to fill in my mind.
54  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Wasteland 2 on: September 19, 2014, 05:18:49 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on September 19, 2014, 02:59:15 PM


So folks who REALLY wanna wait until it's "done" might need to wait for some hotfixes. Though by the time you reach the California content (maybe 20-30 hours), maybe they'll have issued some patches by then.  icon_smile
If I recall correctly, Fallout 2 had numerous bugs that would break the game outright on release, so this is just par for the course.  icon_smile
55  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Space Hulk on: September 19, 2014, 02:49:03 AM

Quote from: TiLT on September 19, 2014, 12:31:45 AM

Mine hasn't been shipped yet, but I'm in no real hurry.
Mine might have shipped faster but you still might get it before me.  I chose the free shipping option and the delivery estimate is the 26th.  Apparently they strapped the box to a turtle and itís walking its way here from Tennessee.
56  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Space Hulk on: September 18, 2014, 04:00:49 AM
Just received my shipping notice.  11.2 pounds.  icon_eek  That's a heavy game!
57  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hyrule Warriors is out on: September 17, 2014, 04:34:27 PM
Not quite out.  Actual release is next week. 

Iíve never played a Dynasty Warriors game so I expect to pick this up at some point.  Most of the reviews have actually been pretty positive with a couple exceptions that just seem to hate the DW formula.
58  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SteamWorld Heist on: September 16, 2014, 11:52:59 PM
Interesting.  Given the "story" of SWD, I wonder if we will see some human Firefly style reavers.
59  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MS Buys Minecraft on: September 16, 2014, 04:07:30 PM
By the way.  Since people might be interested in what has become of MC since it first arrived, I invite you to our server.  This is a Tekkit server and lets you do things you canít in the normal game, like build space ships, nuclear power plants, and take part in interplanetary travel.
60  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MS Buys Minecraft on: September 15, 2014, 09:09:24 PM

Quote from: JCC on September 15, 2014, 08:32:23 PM


Completely agree. I never "got" Minecraft at all.
Minecraft is a box of Legos that you get to live in with other people.  It has the added benefit of being nearly impossible to step on a sharp brick at 3AM while walking through your living room.  icon_smile
61  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Smash Bros. 3DS on: September 14, 2014, 02:31:19 AM
The Villager is strangely creepy.  I like it!  His play-style actually suits me pretty well and may replace Olimar as my preferred character.  I had slightly less luck trying to play as Megaman...
62  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Space Hulk on: September 14, 2014, 01:35:51 AM
Actually, it looks like I was wrong.  For anyone who is in the US, make sure to change your location in the top right.  As of 9:30PM you can still buy.  My pre-order is locked in.
63  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Space Hulk on: September 13, 2014, 05:18:45 PM
...and it looks like it's already sold out.
64  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Smash Bros. 3DS on: September 13, 2014, 05:16:58 PM
I offer you this loyal ninja servant:  ninja2
He will serve your family well.
65  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: September 13, 2014, 04:20:44 AM

Quote from: Caine on September 12, 2014, 05:02:13 PM

09/12/14



$11.99 Metacritic score - 66
Itís actually pretty good if very short.  I think some negativity came from the fact that it released at $20 for a game that could be beaten in about 3 hours without rushing.
66  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Smash Bros. 3DS on: September 13, 2014, 01:47:29 AM
If you are at Platinum status on Club Nintendo, check your email and you might have an early access code for the demo.
67  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: September 11, 2014, 08:14:59 PM
Well, that doesn't happen often.  Mirror entity secret pays off!

68  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Smash Bros. 3DS on: September 11, 2014, 04:08:30 PM
Most of the characters were actually leaked a couple weeks ago; at the time people predicted that they were just a hoax.
For some reason watching footage of the
Spoiler for Hiden:
Duck Hunt Dog
Makes me really happy.
69  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: September 10, 2014, 03:55:01 PM

Quote from: Lee on September 10, 2014, 12:32:47 AM



Ha, I suck at arena. Six is my best run, but usually I win 2-3.
If you only win 2-3 itís still a better value than buying packs outright.
70  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: September 09, 2014, 11:11:26 PM
You should definitely save your gold for Arena.  I get 2-3 runs a week just from dailies and each run nets me 2 decks on average plus some additional dust or gold.

With the exception of Gelbin and the Naxx cards, all of my epics have been rewards from arena.
71  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: September 09, 2014, 09:55:59 PM
I would say itís a little odd but possible if he got really lucky in Arena.
I consider myself a fairly casual player and my epics are:

Vancleef
King Krush
Jaraxxus
Baron Rivendare
Loatheb
Feugen
Stalagg
Cairne Blood Hoof (Gold)
Gelbin (Gold)
Hogger
Maexxna
Gruul (Gold)
KelíThuzad
Ragnaros (Gold)

I've spent a grand total of $5 on the game. (Mostly to get Gelbin)

Also, was he a priest?  I have a golden mind vision that always gives me a gold version of the enemy cards when I use it.  May explain some of them.  I am one of the few people who knows what a Gold Coin card looks like.  icon_biggrin
72  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: September 09, 2014, 09:34:52 PM
Rank doesnít mean much when it resets monthly.  My Priest deck is about 1/3 golds and I usually only play until my daily challenges run out. Donít forget that you get gold backs for simply leveling up heroes. 

Iíve actually made the same observation about it seeming harder to get past the early ranks.  I think itís the unfortunate fact that a lot of people will just look up a really strong cheap deck online and use that.  Takes a lot of fun of making a deck out of the equation and makes it all about random draw order.  icon_confused
73  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Smash Bros. 3DS on: September 09, 2014, 02:55:26 AM
Iíll make a thread when the WiiU version comes out.  icon_razz

Honestly, I am interested to see how it plays on the 3DS, but since Iím only likely to play local co-op with friends a handheld version does hold much appeal.
74  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: ArchAge on: September 08, 2014, 04:21:59 AM
How does the crafting work?  The website says you can craft houses, ships and castles.  How in-depth is this?
75  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/Ps3] Dishonored on: September 07, 2014, 03:26:34 PM

Quote from: ATB on September 07, 2014, 05:03:15 AM

Free on 360 last month.

this game is frigging great.

though i wish there were more non-lethal weapons and powers...there's like 3 things that iI get to use.
The expansion adds a couple nonlethal options.  Make sure to play that once you finish the main game, itís really good.
76  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3/Vita] PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale on: September 04, 2014, 03:31:11 PM
This game got a lot of flak for being a Smash clone but they still made a very fun game.  Definitely check it out if you havenít already.
77  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: NEW 3DS and XL on: September 01, 2014, 04:56:13 AM

Quote from: Destructor on September 01, 2014, 03:21:25 AM

Quote from: Lordnine on August 30, 2014, 09:55:33 PM

Xenoblade Chronicles is likely to be an anomaly instead of the norm since developers will not want to limit their install base.  In that way, it will be an upgrade that is nice to have instead of something that is mandatory.

Except now developers not only have more system power to use, but a second analog stick built in, AND an extra pair of L and R buttons.

So either all the functions will get used, and alienate the old users, or none of the functions will get used, because the install base won't have the consoles.

This is EXACTLY like Kinect on the XB1 and 360. Not everybody will have one, so NOBODY will make a game that requires it.
I would hope we see things similar to Resident Evil on the 3DS, which had multiple control scheme options you could use in the option menu.  One of which supported the 2nd analogue stick attachment.

The base 3DS also already has multiple graphics settings (in a sense) when you consider many games drop in frame rate if you try to play with 3D enabled.  The new processor may just mean that you will be able to leave the 3D on AND keep your smooth frame rate.

PCís have multiple control and graphics options, why shouldnít console games?
78  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: NEW 3DS and XL on: August 30, 2014, 09:55:33 PM

Quote from: Destructor on August 30, 2014, 08:24:07 PM



This is going to bomb and going to bomb hard.
My guess is that they will recall the old models in stores and start to only sell the new ones similarly to what they did with the non-premium WiiU’s.  The original press release really only noted that the eShop and browser would benefit from the extra processor power anyways.  Xenoblade Chronicles is likely to be an anomaly instead of the norm since developers will not want to limit their install base.  In that way, it will be an upgrade that is nice to have instead of something that is mandatory.

As someone who purchased the original 3DS on launch, but not the XL, I am very happy to pick this upgrade up once it comes out.
79  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Xbox One] Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare on: August 30, 2014, 04:36:20 PM
I picked it up on PC when it was $15 a couple weeks ago.  A surprisingly good game.  Unfortunately, I canít get any of my friends to play with me because the license scares them off.  icon_cry
80  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hollywood will reboot anything - Underworld on: August 29, 2014, 10:18:58 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 29, 2014, 06:22:03 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on August 29, 2014, 04:09:10 PM

I would be interested if they rebooted it more as a serious drama instead of a matrix inspired action movieÖ


Sort of like Terms of Endearment or perhaps Fried Green Tomatoes...but with vampires and werewolves?  I could see that working. 
I said drama, not chick flick.  Tongue

I was thinking more along the lines of the White Wolf/World of Darkness setting.  Less action, more politics, mystery and intrigue.
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