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681  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Thief 4? on: April 04, 2013, 05:00:33 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on April 04, 2013, 02:09:56 PM


As for the Voice Actor:
I for one can not remember the voice from the Thief title i played on the Xbox 1(Deadly Shadows),but as someone who is upset from no David Hayter in MGSV,i can certainly understand why people are upset by it
Garrets original background. icon_smile A bit more of his original voice.

No focus on multiplayer is very good news.
682  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Thief 4? on: April 03, 2013, 09:16:23 PM

Quote from: Gratch on April 03, 2013, 08:35:44 PM

Stupid excuse from Eidos, but I still don't think it's that big of a deal.  The amount of internet handwringing and "OMG they've RUINED the Thief series!" seems awfully silly to me, but to each their own.

A large part of it is that Garret was not an anonymous protagonist.  His personality made the game just as much as the stealthy game play did.  Actually, I would say even more so since Thief3 already saw a departure from elements of the originals (not for the better in my opinion) and Russellís performance played a large role in holding it together.

Now Thief 4 might be a great game on its own merits but a lot of what they have shown so far points it as a very different feeling game and a different feeling protagonist.  This begs the question, why set it in the Thief universe at all?  And if you are determined to for marketing reasons, why not just choose a new protagonist altogether and maybe give Garrett a cameo?

Quote from: wonderpug on April 03, 2013, 08:43:20 PM

Quote from: Gratch on April 03, 2013, 08:35:44 PM

Stupid excuse from Eidos, but I still don't think it's that big of a deal.  The amount of internet handwringing and "OMG they've RUINED the Thief series!" seems awfully silly to me, but to each their own.

Ok, Gratch gets the Garrett voice actor that sounds like the Hamburglar.
icon_lol
683  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Thief 4? on: April 03, 2013, 05:56:31 PM
Eidos explains reason for new voice actor.   icon_cry
684  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So what would ya say.....ya do here? on: April 02, 2013, 06:24:04 PM
Web/graphic designer.  SEO Specialist. Blogger.  Animator. Other random crap my office makes me do...
685  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] Lego City Undercover on: April 02, 2013, 05:37:55 PM
This is what I meant by graphics problems. 


Character models look fine (aside from the weird head/shoulder clipping thing that occurs on occasion) but if you look at the edges of any of the scenery there is an obvious lack of antialiasing going on.  The size of your TV is going to make a huge difference here, you can see them in the screen shot but on a 60 inch TV they are huge.

Part of the problem with the game pad is the pace of the game.  In ZombiU having the map there was perfect because it was a slow paced game and it functioned as a motion tracker as well.  Here if you look down at the map while driving youíre probably going to drive into something.  A mini map on the screen would actually have served better in this case.   

Also, with the touch pad they have nearly unlimited access to buttons and yet the game reuses the same buttons on the controller to do multiple things.  Thatís just a missed opportunity. 
686  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon on: April 02, 2013, 04:49:32 AM
Just something that displays in the lab.  Video spoiler.

Also, apparently if you find all the Boos you get a bonus mission.
687  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] Lego City Undercover on: April 02, 2013, 04:46:00 AM
Finally downloaded my copy.  ThatÖtook a while on wireless. 

Gameplay is fun but nothing spectacular.  Iím a little disappointed with the usage of the WiiU pad.  At this point I compare everything to ZombiU which used the pad perfectly but here it feels more tacked on than useful.  On that note, the scanning mini game is annoying.

Humor is good in a corny slapstick sort of way.  Iíve found myself laughing a number of times already.  Graphics are actually a lot worse than I was expecting.  On my 60inch TV the jaggies are VERY noticeable, more so than in any other WiiU game Iíve played. 

On the whole though it seems solid enough.
688  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Thief 4? on: April 02, 2013, 04:37:39 AM
Not horribleÖbut not Thief.  icon_neutral
689  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon on: April 02, 2013, 12:13:38 AM
I don't think there really is a benefit.  If you collect all the gems you get a Luigi statue.  Not worth the trouble in my opinion.
690  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon on: April 01, 2013, 04:18:51 PM
Unfortunately, that is correct.  Most missions can be completed in about 15 minutes so I haven't run into any problems so far but that is a definite weakness of the game.
691  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: April 1st Jokes on: April 01, 2013, 04:12:02 PM
War for the Overworld: The Democorn.

I kind of want them to put it in the game for real now...
692  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: March 31, 2013, 07:53:10 PM
I think gems on the auction house ruined the game more than anything else for my group of regulars.  One of my friends would just buy a huge stack of flawless gems and hand them out to us.  They were so cheap and common that we never even bothered to recover them from an item before selling it.  They also made crappy items with sockets better than any of the named items we found in the game.
693  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: 3DS Friend Codes on: March 31, 2013, 03:56:24 PM
1075-0742-5539
694  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] Luigi's Mansion:Dark Moon on: March 31, 2013, 03:41:34 PM
I'm willing to give it a try.  My only experience with multiplayer on the 3DS was a few rounds of Mario Kart against random people though...

-Added you as a friend-
695  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What 360 should I buy? on: March 30, 2013, 05:07:19 AM

Quote from: JCC on March 30, 2013, 02:25:47 AM

Oh and I guess the new Wii U "pro" controller is like this too. Well, Nintendo used to understand this anyway. smile

Eh?  The WiiU pro is like a 360 with the right side inverted.  It's actually pretty comfy.

696  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/Ps3] Bioshock: Infinite - Impressions Incoming! Impressions pg 6 on: March 30, 2013, 04:54:42 AM
Just finished the game.  I stand by my complaints but the last third of the game is brilliant enough that I would still recommend the game whole heartedly. 

The tonal shifts that occur around the halfway point make me wonder if they went with the intro section as it was because they were afraid of scaring people off.  The Patriotic ideology really doesnít fit with the rest of the game and if they had gone with a pure religious tone I think the game would have been stronger for it.

I had actually been expecting the ending revelation for quite a while.  They still handled it in a clever and satisfying fashion so high marks to them for that.
697  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What 360 should I buy? on: March 30, 2013, 12:01:56 AM
Are you dead set on a 360?  This seems like an odd time to be picking one up.  Even if you donít care about next gen the price of the system is bound to drop in a few months.  My personal opinion is also that the PS3 beats the 360 in almost every way.

As for the size, mine has a 120GB and itís about half full from light usage and the occasional downloadable game.  If you intend to use the marketplace at all I would go with the larger hard drive.  The price difference isnít much and you never regret having too much space but if you ever run out you will be kicking yourself.
698  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Company of Heroes 2 on: March 29, 2013, 12:50:39 AM
Looks like the closed beta will start next week.
699  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] ID Forever (Independence Day 2 & 3) on: March 27, 2013, 11:45:05 PM
I know Iím overthinking an Independence Day sequel but wasnít the point of the aliens in the first one that they are like locust and move their entire civilization from planet to planet, use everything up, then move on?  If we committed mass genocide on their race who is responding to the distress call? 
700  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Divinity : Original Sin on: March 27, 2013, 08:44:51 PM
Backed.  I was really looking forward to this one. 
701  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] Luigi's Mansion:Dark Moon on: March 27, 2013, 08:36:44 PM
I picked this up during the $30 sale.  Only made it through one mission but my first impressions are very good!  My only real complaint isnít the games fault so much as the system and that is the number of jaggies on characters and the environment is a bit distracting.  Zelda did something where turning off the 3D applied a sort of anti-aliasing that I wish they had done here.

That is a very minor complaint though; if you own a 3DS go buy this now!
702  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/Ps3] Bioshock: Infinite - Impressions Incoming! Impressions pg 6 on: March 27, 2013, 12:45:30 AM

Quote from: gellar on March 26, 2013, 09:23:32 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on March 26, 2013, 04:08:51 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 26, 2013, 03:57:03 PM

just out of curiosity, are you using the 'alternative' post processing setting?  I hear that one is screwing up the details on close-up objects.
That one I'm not sure.  Will have to look into it when I get done with work today.

I'm not using alternative and some of the textures are pretty bad.  The roses are a good example.  It's like 95% beautiful and 5% bad.

Running at Ultra Settings, 2560x1440 resolution.

I didn't have alternative turned on but I was curious what it would do so I just tried turning it on. Doing so broke even more textures!  The door texture next to where I was standing wouldn't have looked out of place in a 10 year old game.
703  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Don't eat the sausage if you visit Thailand on: March 26, 2013, 05:00:11 PM
Actually, I remember news about a tasting robot  that reported that humans taste like pork...
704  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/Ps3] Bioshock: Infinite - Impressions Incoming! Impressions pg 6 on: March 26, 2013, 04:08:51 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 26, 2013, 03:57:03 PM

just out of curiosity, are you using the 'alternative' post processing setting?  I hear that one is screwing up the details on close-up objects.
That one I'm not sure.  Will have to look into it when I get done with work today.
705  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/Ps3] Bioshock: Infinite - Impressions Incoming! Impressions pg 6 on: March 26, 2013, 03:52:33 PM

Quote from: Turtle on March 26, 2013, 07:03:14 AM

L9, do you have everything set on ultra? Because while the rosebushes while I'm playing aren't high detail, they definitely look better than that.

Yep, just doubled checked and everything is set to ultra.  Certain things just seem to have really crappy textures. 

Another shot of the rare and blurry Pixel Roses.  Open the image full screen for the full effect.

Spoiler for Hiden:
706  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/Ps3] Bioshock: Infinite - Impressions Incoming! Impressions pg 6 on: March 26, 2013, 05:43:20 AM

Quote from: naednek on March 26, 2013, 04:50:33 AM

long intro, but man it's purty on the PC.
Pretty until you play spot the bad texture.   Or in that case, the GOOD texture.  icon_biggrin

Check point only save earns the game a pretty bad black mark from me.
707  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Ender's Game on: March 26, 2013, 04:15:17 AM
Ender could see better if he turned his helmet around.
708  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Transistor (Super Giant Games Ė Bastion) on: March 24, 2013, 04:53:52 PM
Total Biscuit did a video on this yesterday.  You can see the tactical combat engine in action as well as hear the glorious return of the narrator! 
709  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Duck Tales Remastered on: March 24, 2013, 02:39:09 AM
Quote
Scrooge's voice actor is now 94 years old but he still came into the studio and did his thing like a pro. The voice work really adds a lot to the package.

That is just awesome.
710  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Don't eat the sausage if you visit Thailand on: March 23, 2013, 11:55:38 PM

Quote from: The Grue on March 23, 2013, 02:02:17 PM

I'd totally eat a dog, cat, or horse if given the opportunity.  Not sure why these three animals are offlimits when we eat other animals we domesticate.
Itís the cute factor.  People donít like to eat animals that remain in a state of cuteness for the majority of their life.
711  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: March 22, 2013, 02:58:01 AM
Would also recommend Once Upon a Time.  I though the first couple episodes were a bit weak but it picked up fast after that.  My only real complaint beyond that is I wish they had a slightly larger budget.  Anytime they try to go too epic the special effects canít quite pull it off.
712  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] Luigi's Mansion:Dark Moon on: March 22, 2013, 02:53:12 AM
Not sure separating the handhelds from consoles was such a good idea; this seems to be where threads go to die.  Maybe it should have been Apps and Analog?

Anyways, the Giant Bomb quick look sold me completely on this one.  The level of interactivity in the levels actually surprised me.  This is probably going to be the system seller that finally gets a lot of people to pick up the 3DS.
713  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] Lego City Undercover on: March 21, 2013, 03:31:10 PM

Quote from: Reemul on March 21, 2013, 02:24:52 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 21, 2013, 01:00:46 PM

Yeah, the load times really kill this thing.

The driving isn't as bad as I was fearing, but that aspect clearly needed just a little bit more time in the oven.

Is it possible to install to an external hard drive or even something they may look at?
Ahem.  Tongue

Quote from: Lordnine on March 20, 2013, 08:44:46 PM


After doing some digging I did find some comparison people have had between the start-up load times and in game load times.  There is some variance based on the quality of external drive you use but most people experience 15-20 second faster boot up times and 5-8 second faster in game load times when using the downloaded version versus the disk version.  Not exactly a huge difference but it might be enough to sway people towards the download version if you have a HD handy.

714  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] Lego City Undercover on: March 20, 2013, 08:44:46 PM

Quote from: Purge on March 20, 2013, 07:06:45 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on March 20, 2013, 06:43:22 PM

March 18th was the release date, at-least in the US.  Apparently there is a shipping shortage a lot of places are experiencing though.  Nintendo also priced the eshop version incorrectly on release.  Anyone who purchased on release day is getting a $10 refund.

After doing some digging I did find some comparison people have had between the start-up load times and in game load times.  There is some variance based on the quality of external drive you use but most people experience 15-20 second faster boot up times and 5-8 second faster in game load times when using the downloaded version versus the disk version.  Not exactly a huge difference but it might be enough to sway people towards the download version if you have a HD handy.

Can you use an SSD…

Is that solid state drive?  You can use any hard drive (2TB and under) that uses a dedicated power supply.  The hard drive has to be formatted for the Wii U though, meaning you canít use the device for any other purpose after format it.  Also, the WiiU is USB2.0 only.
715  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] Lego City Undercover on: March 20, 2013, 06:43:22 PM
March 18th was the release date, at-least in the US.  Apparently there is a shipping shortage a lot of places are experiencing though.  Nintendo also priced the eshop version incorrectly on release.  Anyone who purchased on release day is getting a $10 refund.

After doing some digging I did find some comparison people have had between the start-up load times and in game load times.  There is some variance based on the quality of external drive you use but most people experience 15-20 second faster boot up times and 5-8 second faster in game load times when using the downloaded version versus the disk version.  Not exactly a huge difference but it might be enough to sway people towards the download version if you have a HD handy.
716  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] Lego City Undercover on: March 20, 2013, 05:41:02 PM
So did anyone pick this up?  I ended up holding off after learning that I wouldnít be able to download it without an add-on hard drive. 
717  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bioshock: Infinite on: March 20, 2013, 04:09:14 AM

Quote from: Teggy on March 19, 2013, 01:04:58 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on March 19, 2013, 05:26:05 AM

Took me a minute to realize what I was looking at.  My state doesn't even allow billboards...

What? How do you know what to buy?
We only buy practical things here!  Like fur hats and chainsaws to cut down trees and build houses!
718  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Transistor (Super Giant Games Ė Bastion) on: March 19, 2013, 07:02:34 PM
Cross posted with OO because I love Bastion.

Super Giant Games just announced their second game, Transistor

Trailer

Looks like they are going a bit more science fiction than fantasy this time around.  Gameplay is looks similar to bastion except maybe with a bit more planning involved. 



Bastion was my favorite game of 2011 so Iím definitely excited for this one.  An early build is supposed to be playable at PAX East; anyone going who would like to report back impressions?   smile
719  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/mobile] Dungeon Defenders 2 on: March 19, 2013, 05:30:41 AM
I enjoyed the first a lot but my group of friends never got past the 2nd level of the DLC.  Just got too grindy to move on.  I hope they do something about that with this one but I somehow doubt it if they are moving twords a dota style mode for it.
720  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bioshock: Infinite on: March 19, 2013, 05:26:05 AM
Took me a minute to realize what I was looking at.  My state doesn't even allow billboards...
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