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641  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Company of Heroes 2 - Now with GT Review on page 2! on: July 04, 2013, 02:44:59 AM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on July 03, 2013, 11:05:14 PM

Speaking as a big fan of the original Company of Heroes, I have to say I'm pretty baffled by how the sequel has been handled.  I mean, I haven't played CoH 2 for myself, but this Quick Look by the ever-diligent Brad Shoemaker makes it seem awful.
That quick look was cringe worthy.  You really shouldnít get a Starcraft only RTS player to do a quick look on a Relic style game.  I felt really bad for his ally in the multiplayer match.

Quote from: gellar on July 04, 2013, 12:38:23 AM

I honestly really, really regret purchasing the game.  It's just not good.  In any way.
What is it that you donít enjoy?  I find the campaign a bit lackluster after the excellent DoW2 campaigns but I am still having a blast with multiplayer.  Turtle and I actually had some awesome matches as Soviets the other night against some Germans who thought it would be a good idea bunker down all over the map.  At the end of the round they started whining about how lame it is that they lost because of our noob ďartillery bullshitĒ.  icon_lol
642  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] Animal Crossing New Leaf on: July 03, 2013, 08:21:52 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on July 03, 2013, 07:44:54 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on July 01, 2013, 10:06:44 PM

Why didn't anyone tell me to put my money in the bank yesterday!  I didn't realize we received interest on the first of every month.

I wouldn't feel too bad, it seems that the interest rates in Animal Crossing aren't much better than the real world.  slywink  I had somewhere just over 150,000 in the bank and got 753 bells in interest, so that's about 0.5% interest...not really worthwhile.
From what I read you get the full interest regardless of how long you have the money in the bank.  So the day before the 1st it's still a good idea to throw all your money in the bank.
643  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ubisoft - Uplay Hacked on: July 02, 2013, 08:56:49 PM
I find it funny that the last time I signed into Uplay was the last time they had a breach and told me to reset my password.
644  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Incognita by Klei - turn-based tactical espionage on: July 02, 2013, 08:08:21 PM
If they pull this off they will have very good brawler, stealth, survival/building and strategy games on their resume.  That is some impressive versatility.  I canít think of many developers that branch out that much with success. 
645  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] Animal Crossing New Leaf on: July 01, 2013, 10:06:44 PM
Why didn't anyone tell me to put my money in the bank yesterday!  I didn't realize we received interest on the first of every month.

Also, is everyone else's town infested with cicadas today?  Raking in the money just selling bugs.
646  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] The Last Of Us on: June 29, 2013, 04:09:11 PM

Quote from: Razgon on June 29, 2013, 04:04:01 PM

So, I tried again to play it, and that lasted all of 10 minutes until I quit in frustration - Does the sneaking become easier, or am I just incredibly hopeless at this game? Trying to sneak past some soldiers in the rain and I have no idea what to do, other than I was told to distract them - Tried telling jokes - No luck. Tried throwing a brick, helped for 2 seconds and that was it.
Make sure you are moving slowly when you get close to them.  If you rush they will hear your footsteps.  Distracting isnít required unless they are currently facing the direction you are coming from.  Unless there is a bit group of them I generally found it better to just stealth kill everyone instead of trying to completely avoid though.
647  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] Animal Crossing New Leaf on: June 29, 2013, 02:49:12 AM
So do sharks come out when it rains?  After not seeing any ever I managed to catch four within 10 minutes tonight.
648  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (06/24) on: June 28, 2013, 05:06:37 AM

Quote from: Misguided on June 28, 2013, 04:36:08 AM

Quote from: Lordnine on June 27, 2013, 11:52:58 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 27, 2013, 08:51:46 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on June 24, 2013, 08:37:53 PM

Rogue Legacy looks fun and might pick it up.

I was thinking about that, but $14.99 is more than I want to pay for it, so I'll wait for a Steam sale on it.
I just picked it up.  It has a real addictive quality.  Just one more runÖ and then you look down your family tree and realize you have killed off over 20 generations of your familyÖ

Word of warning though, a game pad is a must for this one.

Bought it for my son earlier and watched him play some. I love the roguelike elements and the way you gradually increase the ability and power of your descendants, but the game is way too twitchy for me to get anywhere.

Iíve actually been enjoying it quite a lot. The key is not to worry about dying until youíre about level 10. You are supposed to die! Thatís the only way you level up. Your first few generations just run into the castle and try to get about 100 gold, die and spend it.

Once you have unlocked the blacksmith, the mystic and the architect the game becomes a lot more interesting because you get better equipment, new special abilities and the option to lock the castle so that it doesnít randomize.

If youíre having real trouble, try to unlock a paladin; they have the shield ability which lets them block all damage.
649  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Company of Heroes 2 - Now with GT Review on page 2! on: June 28, 2013, 04:57:40 AM
I loathe fighting the AI.  In a team game against real opponents we can be winning heavily but if we break one of their spirits enough that they quit and the AI takes over it becomes almost impossible to win.  The AI is just too efficient once it gets enough units in play.  Itís able to win by attrition by just capping the map and throwing units at you.
650  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] The Last Of Us on: June 28, 2013, 02:43:56 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on June 28, 2013, 01:11:03 AM

Quote from: Teggy on June 28, 2013, 12:17:20 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on June 27, 2013, 11:52:15 PM

More end of game spoilers:

Spoiler for Hiden:
I've read some articles that you had a choice of what to do in the operating room.  I only shot the first surgeon, but not the other two.  I guess you can kill all or none or whatever.  What did you guys do?

Also, how much time did you spend just looking out at the giraffe vista?  I watched long after they had gone and just panned around.

Spoiler for Hiden:
I assumed they would move aside when I held a gun to them, but when I got close to the table, Joel took the scalpel from the guy in the middle and stabbed him in the neck. The other two guys just stood there as I picked Ellie up and took her out of the room.

Spoiler for Hiden:
I didn't even know that was an option!  I wonder if you shoot him in the leg or something if he drops the scalpel?

Spoiler for Hiden:
I threw a brick at his head.  It shattered and he didn't seem to mind.  Realizing I was dealing with Superman I took my chances with my gun.  ninja
651  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (06/24) on: June 27, 2013, 11:52:58 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 27, 2013, 08:51:46 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on June 24, 2013, 08:37:53 PM

Rogue Legacy looks fun and might pick it up.

I was thinking about that, but $14.99 is more than I want to pay for it, so I'll wait for a Steam sale on it.
I just picked it up.  It has a real addictive quality.  Just one more runÖ and then you look down your family tree and realize you have killed off over 20 generations of your familyÖ

Word of warning though, a game pad is a must for this one.
652  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] Animal Crossing New Leaf on: June 27, 2013, 01:52:22 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on June 26, 2013, 11:15:05 PM

I realize it's an inherent part of the game, but sometimes it sucks that I can't really ever catch up to you guys because so many things are limited by real time.

Just come visit my town and you will feel better about yourself.
653  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Company of Heroes 2 - Now with GT Review on page 2! on: June 26, 2013, 04:14:26 AM
I have some impressions of the campaign now if anyone is interested.

While I still think itís pretty good itís not quite up to the standards of the campaign from Dawn of War II.  At times they get carried away with trying to portray the negative aspects of soviet command to the point that it leaves reality and becomes a parody of itself.  I get what they are trying to do but itís a bit heavy handed for my taste.

I also tried some co-op theater of war missions.  It can be fun but not quite what I was expecting.  It makes me think of the RTS equivalent of a horde mode. We only tried the first so the others might be different.
654  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Company of Heroes 2 - Now with GT Review on page 2! on: June 25, 2013, 11:54:01 PM

Quote from: gellar on June 25, 2013, 11:42:59 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on June 25, 2013, 11:42:09 PM

Quote from: gellar on June 25, 2013, 10:24:26 PM

I really, really want this but am forcing myself to wait for a sale.
$48 at Green Man Gaming.

http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/us/en/pc/games/strategy/company-heroes-2/

Doesn't seem that way... what am I missing?
The coupon of course!  GMG puts out a new coupon code almost every month.  Works on almost everything.  This month it's GMG20-6WUSQ-LBC4U.

Oh, if youíve never placed an order there before, I recommend paypal.  The site is completely legitimate but it is based outside of the US and some credit card companies freak out about foreign orders.
655  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Company of Heroes 2 - Now with GT Review on page 2! on: June 25, 2013, 11:42:09 PM

Quote from: gellar on June 25, 2013, 10:24:26 PM

I really, really want this but am forcing myself to wait for a sale.
$48 at Green Man Gaming.
656  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Company of Heroes 2 - Now with GT Review on page 2! on: June 25, 2013, 03:00:34 PM
We made an interesting observation last night.  Against higher level players you can generally get a good idea of their army composition before the game even starts by looking at the bulletins that they chose.  I wonder if that is intentional or an oversight?
657  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] Animal Crossing New Leaf on: June 25, 2013, 02:55:39 PM
When I first setup my game I just chose to set the in game time to be 3 hours behind the real time.  I think you can tell your assistant she has the time wrong anytime you start the game as well.
658  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Company of Heroes 2 - Now with GT Review on page 2! on: June 25, 2013, 04:56:19 AM
This is now out! We got two games in tonight. New commanders look fun, I think my favorite sounding one has 4 artillery abilities.  Not sure if matchmaking is really working but still fun to be had.
659  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: FEAR sale on: June 25, 2013, 12:09:50 AM
Steam trading cards go live Wednesday.  A lot of people predict that will be the start of the summer sale.
660  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (06/24) on: June 24, 2013, 08:37:53 PM
I already own Company of Heroes 2.
Rogue Legacy looks fun and might pick it up.
661  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] Animal Crossing New Leaf on: June 23, 2013, 10:05:55 PM
That is amazing!
662  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] The Last Of Us on: June 22, 2013, 10:06:21 PM

Quote from: naednek on June 22, 2013, 08:13:39 PM

Quote from: Gratch on June 22, 2013, 06:56:31 PM


For those of you not playing on Hard, how difficult are you finding it?  Are we talking controller-throwing frustration, or something more manageable.  If a non twitch gamer wanted to enjoy the story, characters, and atmosphere, is it doable?  TIA


Let me save you the trouble.  You won't like it Tongue  
Gratch is the one who hates everything, right?  icon_razz

Seriously though, playing on normal I think I only died maybe 10-15 times in the whole game, most of which were at the end of the game and the rest were during the early Clicker sections before I figured out how to easily bypass them. If you drop it all the way down to easy you get Shiv defense by default, which means you canít be one shot by zombies unless you donít have a Shiv.

For what itís worth, Iím not a 3rd person action fan either and I loved the game.


663  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] The Last Of Us on: June 22, 2013, 12:35:26 AM
Just finished the game.  Generally speaking, Iím not much of a console gamer.  Iím also not a fan of most third person games.  All that said, this is by far my favorite game of the year and probably my favorite game of this console generation.

My total play time was 12 hour 49 minutes on normal.  I also had a whopping 177 melee kills. 
664  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Company of Heroes 2 - Now with GT Review on page 2! on: June 21, 2013, 10:02:56 PM

Quote from: Turtle on June 21, 2013, 09:38:20 PM

Interesting, looks like people who use WASD camera controls for RTS games are more common than I'd thought.
See! I'm not alone!

The lack of WASD camera controls actually have been a problem for me.  I'm much less sluggish to maneuver troops than I was in DoWII.
665  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] The Last Of Us on: June 21, 2013, 04:17:40 PM

Quote from: naednek on June 21, 2013, 04:13:08 PM


Can someone please answer my question from last page Tongue  How do you see  your percentage?  I'm in the stats page and all it shows is time played.

After you save, choose the load game option.  Your percentage should be shown when you select a file.  You don't need to actually load the file.
666  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (06/17) on: June 21, 2013, 04:00:02 PM
Hmm, thatís actually a bit disappointing for me.  Iíll probably wait and see if it goes on sale at some point.  Nintendo has been pretty good about putting out sales with games on the WiiU.
667  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (06/17) on: June 20, 2013, 03:42:12 PM
Quote
I would love to see ZombieLuigiU.

Would Luigi be the zombies or the protagonist?  Either way I think I would have to buy that.  icon_lol

I know there are only about three people here with a WiiU but does anyone have impressions on LuigiU yet?
668  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] Animal Crossing New Leaf on: June 20, 2013, 04:10:56 AM
But that would still mean having to go to the locker every time I needed somethingÖ  icon_cry
669  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Prometheus 2 on: June 20, 2013, 12:08:30 AM

Quote from: McNutt on June 19, 2013, 09:34:45 PM

That extra scene does make more sense as to why the engineer gets angry.  I don't think it justifies getting angry enough to kill everybody.  That still makes him seem like a psychopath.  Plus I still have issues with their decision to wipe out Earth.  Why?  How do they know what the people of Earth have become?  Wasn't that engineer in suspended animation for a really long time?  For some reason I was thinking that those ships had been like that for hundreds or thousands of years. 

Still, nothing about that script made sense.  The engineers created life on our planet and possibly other planets.  They leave clues for us to go to this planet and find them and when we do it's actually just their biohazard stockpile planet where they were planning our doom.  Huh?
I looked at it like this; humanity was little more than a curiosity.  Letís say you had an ant farm then, and one day the ants became advanced enough to talk face to face with you.  Instead of revering you the ants said that they were your equal in every way.  Would you welcome the ants with welcome arms or would you be insulted?  And to that end, how guilty would you feel for killing a few ants?

Or you can look at it this way.  You created life.   Knowing that it would evolve you wanted to create a failsafe in case it evolved too much.  If the life stayed on its planet then fine, you could study it from afar as a science experiment.  However, if the life became advanced enough to seek you out then that meant that one day it might pose a threat to you.  In that case, isnít it better to setup a trap to wipe them out before they became powerful enough to put you in danger?
670  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Prometheus 2 on: June 19, 2013, 04:05:31 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 19, 2013, 04:29:10 AM

Quote from: Lordnine on June 18, 2013, 09:58:27 PM

For anyone who found Prometheus lacking, track down the cut scenes on Youtube.  In my opinion they vastly improved the movie and I have no idea why they were cut. 

Does she not run in a straight line?  Does the scientist not try to get all cuddly with the hideous monster?  Do the connections to Alien suddenly exist?
No, characters still do dumb things but in a couple places you learn WHY they do dumb things.  There is generally more character development and a better understanding of peopleís motivations. 

I mentioned this is the old Prometheus thread but this is one example that would have been MUCH better with the cut content.
Spoiler for Hiden:
In the theatrical cut the Space Jockey/ Engineer wakes up and for no reason starts killing people.

In the deleted scene he actually has a brief conversation with the people in the room.  The Engineer is actually fairly calm until the Old Dude starts yelling that humans are their equals and that they are both like gods; at which point the engineer becomes offended and then attacks the people in the room.

For me this makes it perfectly clear as to why the Engineers would choose to exterminate the human race after their creation and added extra meaning to the movie.
671  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] Animal Crossing New Leaf on: June 19, 2013, 03:46:42 PM
I've never played an Animal Crossing game before, at any point do we get a backpack or any-form or extended carry space?  I find it a bit tedious to have return and sell things as often as I do, especially now that my equipment takes up a fair amount of my inventory space.
672  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] Animal Crossing New Leaf on: June 19, 2013, 04:03:20 AM

Quote from: Teggy on June 19, 2013, 01:45:52 AM

Is there any use for the little statue guys or are they just for show/selling?
I have like 6 of them facing the door in my house.  I kept expecting someone to enter my town and comment on them but no one ever hasÖ  icon_smile
673  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gunpoint on: June 18, 2013, 11:59:35 PM
That makes me happy.  Good for him!
674  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Prometheus 2 on: June 18, 2013, 09:58:27 PM
For anyone who found Prometheus lacking, track down the cut scenes on Youtube.  In my opinion they vastly improved the movie and I have no idea why they were cut. 
675  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Skulls of the Shogun on: June 18, 2013, 06:36:56 PM
Looks like this comes out on Steam next month for $15 or $12 if you preorder. 

What was the final verdict from people here?  Worth picking up?
676  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Next gen purchase poll on: June 18, 2013, 04:52:10 AM

Quote from: Soulchilde on June 17, 2013, 09:01:40 PM




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677  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] Animal Crossing New Leaf on: June 18, 2013, 02:56:04 AM

Quote from: Suitably Ironic Moniker on June 18, 2013, 02:21:52 AM

You didn't add me. Nobody adds me. So cold...
Or me.   crybaby
678  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] The Last Of Us on: June 17, 2013, 11:56:04 PM

Quote from: TiLT on June 17, 2013, 04:11:30 PM

In other news, I'm up to 10 hours 35 minutes playtime, and the saved game tells me I'm only at 56% completion. This is a long game.
Wow, I'm at 5 hours 20 minutes and 46% complete.  The next 10% must be rough!   icon_biggrin

I also have 38 collectibles.  Do these do anything?  I noticed a special bit of dialogue on a comic book but that has been it so far.
679  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (06/17) on: June 17, 2013, 06:55:58 PM
I might download New Super Luigi U.  If I recall correctly itís only $15 if you already own New Super Mario Bros U.
680  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] Animal Crossing New Leaf on: June 17, 2013, 06:51:06 PM

Quote from: The Grue on June 17, 2013, 06:44:57 PM


2) Get the nookling place upgraded (I never want to sell there because you don't get as much money, but forcing myself to do so now)


Strangely, I think that is currently happening in my town. There is a big tent thing up next door to it.   I've only purchased three items there and I think only sold there twice.
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