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641  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Anno 2070 - Deep Ocean Expansion coming on: May 13, 2013, 09:19:48 PM
You should definitely play it if you already own it.  Itís my favorite builder in years.  I recently got back into it and would be interested to try some multiplayer if youíre interested.  Itís the one area Iíve never really experimented with.
642  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (05/13) on: May 13, 2013, 05:03:18 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 13, 2013, 04:46:09 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on May 13, 2013, 04:39:25 PM

Super Metroid (eShop) for 30 cents!



only 30 cents?  what the hell, IN.

Itís part of their 30th anniversary promotion.  Every month they've released one game on the WiiU eShop for 30 cents.

Jan Ė Balloon Fight (NES)
Feb F-ZERO (SNES)
March Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream (NES)
April Kirby's Adventure (NES)
May Super Metroid (SNES)
June Yoshi (NES)
July Donkey Kong (NES)

Also, while not a new release it might be worth mentioning.  If you have any coins on your club Nintendo account you can pick up Super Mario RPG this month.
643  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (05/13) on: May 13, 2013, 04:39:25 PM
Super Metroid (eShop) for 30 cents!

644  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: TMNT Live Action Reboot inc? on: May 11, 2013, 03:22:45 PM
Of all the things to complain about that wouldnít make my top 100.  The original Turtles movie didnít have a yellow jumpsuit and the movie was great for the time; it even holds up pretty well for today.  Just donít try to watch the sequelsÖ
645  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PSN/XBLA/PC]Far Cry 3:Blood Dragon on: May 08, 2013, 02:56:26 PM
I played through the whole thing without problem but I have heard of others with your issue.  It sounded like a work around was to disable cloud saves.
646  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Stonehearth: A DF-like Town Builder on: May 05, 2013, 05:53:43 AM
I really really want them to hit $400,000...
647  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: At the end of this I could very well go insane on: May 04, 2013, 02:59:13 AM
You might be interested in this video.  It's basically the origin story.
648  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] Rayman Legends on: May 04, 2013, 02:52:54 AM
Don't miss your chance to hear this stunning rendition of Eye of the Tiger as played on a Kazoo! New trailer. 
649  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: At the end of this I could very well go insane on: May 03, 2013, 08:04:39 PM

Quote from: Andrew Wonser on May 03, 2013, 04:36:21 AM

My problem with the show besides being so random is the over-arching story (Which I was surprised there even was one) is given to you piecemeal.
I actually kind of like Adventure Time.  icon_redface

If you read a ploy synopsis itís a lot more interesting than any random viewing of the show would lead you to believe.

From what Iíve been able to piece togetherÖ

First, Finn doesnít matter much at all; heís basically just a means to an ends to tell the more interesting story. 

Everything starts in the modern day or shortly thereafter.  A man named Simon finds a magic crown.  Not long after, World War III breaks out and nuclear and mutagenic bombs wipe out the majority of the world.  Simon survives and finds a young girl in the wreckage.  His crown gives him the power to protect her but it has a price.  Every time he puts on the crown and uses its power he loses a bit of his memories.  Finally he starts to go insane.  Knowing he soon wonít remember who he is or even the girl he is trying to protect, he uses his magic to create a kingdom where she will be protected.  His last act as Simon is to create the Candy Kingdom and once it is done he becomes the Ice King.

The girl was Marceline, who is the vampire in the current timeframe, which is roughly 1,000 years after the war.
650  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bathroom Tycoon 2013 on: May 03, 2013, 04:59:16 AM
Did we really need two games in this genre?
651  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Not one person thought this might be a bad idea? on: May 02, 2013, 06:53:44 PM
That was horribleÖ I donít get whatís racist about it though.
652  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Road Rash on: May 02, 2013, 03:11:34 AM
The list of games their team members have worked on is not all that encouraging.  That said, $15 isn't likely to break the bank, and if it is you probably shouldn't be using kickstarter.
653  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Kerbal Space Program on: April 29, 2013, 07:19:49 PM
I picked it up about a month ago.  I find the difficulty rather daunting because while all the parts are there and appear to work there is almost no explanation as to what they do.

I also found it a bit aimless.  Right now itís just a sandbox, which is fine for some people but I want a REASON to put a Kerbal on the moon.

It has great potential though and I donít regret the purchase, it just isnít that rewarding for me yet.
654  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Thief 4? on: April 29, 2013, 03:33:52 PM
Sounds like they have encountered a few problems.
655  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] Rayman Legends on: April 27, 2013, 10:00:36 PM
So is anyone else playing the challenge app?  Iím really impressed with it so far, despite being a free download itís one of the best things on the system in my opinion.

Iíve been getting mostly silver trophies in the daily levels but I have a gold in the current weekly as long as no one knocks me down before the scores are tallied.
656  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: April 26, 2013, 05:23:19 PM
For those that donít know, Nintendo released a new firmware update late last night.  It drastically reduces load times on the system, up to 30 seconds faster in places.  

Also available today is the eShop, which launches with the following lineup:
Super Mario World
Ice Climber
Kirby's Adventure
Donkey Kong Jr
Balloon Fight
Excitebike
Punch Out!!
F-Zero
Wii U Panorama View


Not super impressive but I plan to pick up Super Mario World.  It will be worth it just to be able to play it on the game pad while doing other things around the house.

And finally, the Rayman: Legends Challenge app is now available.  I downloaded it yesterday and was surprisingly impressed with how well itís made.  You get one new level a day and one a week, you compete with other people from around the world.  Based on your previous score/time other players ďghostsĒ appear in the level to race with you.  As you beat peopleís scores you gain points and move up the leaderboard.  You can also easily friend anyone whose ghost is in the level with you.  

Itís very cool, if you have a WiiU you should download it and add me as a friend.
657  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon on: April 25, 2013, 05:51:56 PM
Finished this today.  Incredibly fun from beginning to end. 

My only complaints I have are very minor.  I found a couple of the bosses (mostly the last one) annoying and the game would have benefited from antialiasing.  Also, Pink Sneaker ghost are a pain in the ass.

Highly recommended.  One of, if not the best game on the 3DS.
658  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dawn of War 3 on: April 23, 2013, 04:00:30 PM
Relic has been posting DoW questions and comments on their Facebook page for the last few weeks now.  They seemed to be testing the waters with questions like, what is your favorite race, and who your favorite hero was.  While thatís not necessarily telling I had been anticipating some form of announcement after CoH2 ships.
659  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: PSN Spring Fever Sale week 3: Resident Evil on: April 23, 2013, 04:44:39 AM
ďThomas Was AloneĒ doesnít look like much but it was one of my favorite games to come out on PC last year.  If you have any interest in puzzle/platformers at all or you enjoyed the Bastion narrator you owe it to yourself to at least track down a trailer for the game, and make sure you have the sound on!

Or just click here.   icon_biggrin
660  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Evoland on: April 19, 2013, 05:33:59 PM
I watched the Giant Bomb first look thing they do for the game.  At least the part they showed gave me flashbacks to DLC Quest.  The difference seemed to be that DLC Quest was playing it all for laughs whereas Evoland seemed to take itself at least moderately more serious. 
661  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [food] KFC to introduce "Boneless Chicken" on: April 19, 2013, 03:59:32 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on April 18, 2013, 06:13:38 PM

>>>You guys really shouldn't eat fast food.

True, but I do try to limit myself to maybe once or twice a week of "hard core" fast food (Big Mac et al). Thing is, I think I was healthier when I was eating McDonald's and Wendy's all week long at my newspaper job. Go figure. The body is a strange thing...

Amusingly, there was a counter documentary to the whole ďSuper-Size MeĒ thing where a guy actually lost weight and became healthier by eating nothing except McDonalds. 

It was all about moderation in what he ate, paying attention to the nutritious value of the food (or lack thereof) and doing regular exercise. 
662  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/Ps3] Dishonored on: April 19, 2013, 02:18:12 AM
I finished the DLC campaign tonight.  Completed all side objectives and didnít kill anyone.  Total playtime was 5.6 hours according to Steam.  The third mission was the shortest and weakest of the bunch but still very fun.  A very solid piece of DLC all around.  If you enjoyed Dishonored and want more of the same from a slightly different perspective, I highly recommend it.

--Edit--

AndÖ I also completed a speed run on the hardest difficulty playing as the most ruthless bastard who ever lived.  For those that like to replay, there are multiple endings.
663  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] New Zelda this year, Oracle of Ages/Seasons coming to eShop on: April 17, 2013, 11:09:07 PM
My problem with that is that had they had fixed the loading problems with the WiiU back in January, released the Virtual Console in February, and then had a steady catalogue of first party releases every month leading up to the new consoles, they could have dominated that time.  Sure, they probably would still lose the winter months to Sony and Microsoft but they would have had a strong install base to build off from in the New Year.
 
Instead they are going to have to fight tooth and nail for every sale for the rest of the year and itís only going to get worst next year when games actually start coming out on those systems.
664  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] New Zelda this year, Oracle of Ages/Seasons coming to eShop on: April 17, 2013, 08:20:10 PM
Iíll probably pick up the majority of those but Nintendo continues to puzzle me.  They should be putting their best efforts behind the WiiU this year, not the 3DS.  The closer we get to the PS4/720 the harder they are going to have to fight for attention.
665  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: April 17, 2013, 08:15:35 PM
Some more news on the Wii U front.

Pikmin 3 has a release date set for August. (So much for launch window...)
Earthbound is finally getting a release in the US on the Wii U virtual console.

A ton of 3DS titles were also announced.
666  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/Ps3] Dishonored on: April 17, 2013, 02:52:02 AM
I just completed the first mission of the DLC.  I spent about 2 hours with it, completed all the optional objectives and finished with a nonlethal score.  If the other two missions are as good this will be one of the best pieces of DLC content Iíve played.
667  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/Ps3] Dishonored on: April 16, 2013, 04:00:43 PM
The Knife of Dunwall DLC expansion is out today. It includes three new missions and people are reporting that it takes between 3-8 hours to finish depending on your play style. Thatís a pretty nice chunk of content for $10.

Mine is downloading right now.
668  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (04/15) on: April 16, 2013, 04:23:45 AM
I tried that a couple days ago.  Iíve purchased lots of things from GMG and never had a problem but for some reason this time my bank put a hold on my account when I tried it.  icon_cry
669  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Company of Heroes 2 on: April 15, 2013, 07:33:26 PM
You can get your own beta key if you like the Relic page on Facebook
670  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (04/15) on: April 15, 2013, 06:53:45 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 15, 2013, 05:42:00 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on April 15, 2013, 05:22:29 PM

PC: Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall

oh yeah, that's coming out.  definitely getting it but I'll probably wait for a sale since I won't get to it right away anyways.
I donít blame you for waiting on DLC but it looks like itís only $10.  Dishonored was my favorite game of last year so if the missions are as long and in-depth as they were in the main game thatís not a bad price for the time it will take to play through them.
671  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (04/15) on: April 15, 2013, 05:22:29 PM
PC: Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall
672  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: F/S: Bioshock Infinite (PS3) + original Bioshock + ME3 or SSX on: April 14, 2013, 05:05:31 PM
I only posted because I assume he has already traded it in at this point and was hoping to offer some explanation for lack of interest.  Gratch, if you haven't traded it back and want me to delete my post I'm happy too.  As for my statement, I buy most new games from Greemangaming, which almost always offers 20% off on new releases and preorders.  Check out this thread if you donít believe me.

Console titles tend to hold their prices slightly better but I have seen BSI for $15 off already.
673  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: F/S: Bioshock Infinite (PS3) + original Bioshock + ME3 or SSX on: April 14, 2013, 04:35:41 PM
The problem is most games drop to $15 off within a couple weeks of release now.  You could also buy the PC version of Bioshock for $46 new on release day.  icon_confused
674  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PSN/XBLA/PC]Far Cry 3:Blood Dragon on: April 14, 2013, 04:19:54 PM
Thanks for the heads up!  I was tempted to order a copy but it looks like I'm getting it free.   nod thumbsup
675  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk about piracy. on: April 13, 2013, 04:38:12 AM
My stance on piracy is complicated and probably full of hypocrisy.

On the whole Iím against it but there are times when it doesnít bother me at all.  An example is that there was a TV series on Netflix that I was enjoying and right when I got to the last two episodes it was taken off the service.  Annoyed, I tracked down the last two episodes and didnít feel remotely bad about it.

When it comes to movies and games I often use the success of the product to gauge guilt.  Stealing from a small, mostly unknown, indie developer should make anyone feel terrible whereas AAA developers are successful and therefore donít really need my money.  I actually feel the same when it comes to buying games legitimately; I will almost always buy indie games at full price but will usually wait for AAAís to drop to discount range.

All of this said, itís been a long time since Iíve pirated anything aside from those two TV episodes.  The rise of Steam has made it simply easier to buy everything legitimately for a reasonable price.  If there was a reliable service for buying movies/series (from ALL publishers) I would probably use that as well.
676  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PSN/XBLA/PC]Far Cry 3:Blood Dragon on: April 13, 2013, 02:33:40 AM

Quote from: Teggy on April 12, 2013, 11:16:41 PM

Emotigon?
I'm going to guess a joke in reference to David Cage

Quote
If POLYGONS = EMOTIONS

and

if POLYGONS = VIDEOGAMES

then

VIDEOGAMES = EMOTIONS
677  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: What is Monster Hunter exactly? on: April 13, 2013, 01:19:12 AM
Tedious.   Tongue

To be fair that doesnít mean itís a bad game, just that it appeals to a very specific demographic (not me).  There is only a story in the very loosest definition, basically there is a big evil thing, kill all these smaller things so you are strong enough to kill the big thing.

Playing solo you are going to spend between 20 minutes and an hour fighting a single monster.

In a way I would say it has a similar appeal to that of the Dark Souls games with a similar, although maybe not quite as bad, difficulty/learning curve.  If that sounds like your thing it might be worth delving into, otherwise I would give it a pass.
678  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] Lego City Undercover on: April 12, 2013, 05:21:32 PM
Do you ever get the ability to jump higher?  I see lots of blocks that I probably COULD get to if I wanted to work for it but Iíve held off because it seems like something that might happen soon.
679  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Company of Heroes 2 on: April 11, 2013, 05:49:34 PM

Quote from: ATB on April 11, 2013, 05:30:36 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on April 11, 2013, 04:23:45 PM

Weather is interesting but itís not quite right yet.  Part of the problem is caused by other problems in the game (See pathing is terrible).  In one game I played I had my tank roll over my fire pit going backwards instead of heading forwards like I had asked.  As a result my infantry started to freeze to death because I couldnít rebuild it.  There are talks about adding other sources of heat, like use a Flamer to light a tree (or tank) on fire for warmth until it burns out.

This makes weather sound more of a hassle rather than adding anything fun to the gameplay. is it?
I actually do like it because it offers some new strategic elements but right now the implementation is a bit clunky.  One of my favorite additions in the game is ice over rivers.  When frozen, tanks and infantry can drive over it but a well-placed explosive or artillery barrage will collapse the ice and sink the tanks.  Iíve taken to planting TNT on ice wherever there is heavy traffic.

That said there are a number of ways they can improve weather, they just need to pick one and carry through with it.

Also, there are summer maps as well as winter so you don't always need to use the same tactics.

680  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Company of Heroes 2 on: April 11, 2013, 04:23:45 PM
Iím also in the beta (12 hours of experience so far); some of the writerís statements are blatantly incorrect.  The game actually supports 4v4, so 8 players at once.  

The zoom level is also perfectly fine in my opinion.  There is a world zoom option that defaults to 133% for me for whatever reason.  I turned that off, maybe he did not.

The game IS overwhelming.  You will be at least three games in before you have any idea what youíre doing.  Even now there are some things that I donít know how they work or which unit is better in a situation but that is standard for any Relic RTS.  

Some legitimate complaints:

Vehicle pathing is terrible.  This was bad in DoW2 but they somehow made it worse here.  This is supposed to be addressed in an upcoming patch.

Weather is interesting but itís not quite right yet.  Part of the problem is caused by other problems in the game (See pathing is terrible).  In one game I played I had my tank roll over my fire pit going backwards instead of heading forwards like I had asked.  As a result my infantry started to freeze to death because I couldnít rebuild it.  There are talks about adding other sources of heat, like use a Flamer to light a tree (or tank) on fire for warmth until it burns out.
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