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721  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/Ps3] Dishonored on: July 19, 2013, 04:08:26 PM

Quote from: Turtle on July 19, 2013, 10:57:19 AM

I kinda wish that games would put in more ways to be a bad ass and defeat enemies, whilst not actually killing or maiming them.

While not to the degree you're looking for, the Knife of Dunwall DLC expansion does offer a couple more nonlethal options. 
722  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/Ps3] Dishonored on: July 19, 2013, 05:05:03 AM

Quote from: Doopri on July 19, 2013, 12:05:57 AM

LOVED this game - did it end up doing well?  critically, sales-wise, at the box office etc etc etc? smile
It received fairly unanimous critical acclaim.  Sales wise I believe it did respectable but didnít exactly set the charts on fire. 
723  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing on: July 18, 2013, 07:58:19 PM
Pretty sure that 90% of the complaints come from the (still) broken co-op and the fact that they released paid DLC before fixing said co-op.
724  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (07/15) on: July 18, 2013, 06:43:02 PM
WiiU:
Earthbound

This was just revealed and is apparently a big deal.  I'll probably pick it up just to see what all the fuss is about.
725  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Shin Megami Tensei IV coming to North America on: July 17, 2013, 04:31:34 AM

Quote from: Turtle on July 17, 2013, 02:40:11 AM


However, the club nintendo $30 credit thing you'll have to make an account in club.nintendo.com then put your game PINs in there.

If you buy a lot of games on Nintendo systems, Club Nintendo is actually pretty cool so I would highly recommend it anyways.  Every game/system you register is worth points, get enough and you can trade them in for free games on the eShops.  Iíve gotten 3-4 games from the program in the last year; mostly SNES era titles.
726  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/Ps3] Dishonored on: July 16, 2013, 05:22:16 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 16, 2013, 03:59:48 PM

and the final piece of DLC, the Brigmore Witches, hits August 13th.

Awesome.  Can't wait!
727  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Shin Megami Tensei IV coming to North America on: July 15, 2013, 02:38:41 PM
Don't forget to register if you bought it and Fire Emblem.  Nintendo is running a great promotion and you will net yourself $30.
728  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Surgeon Simulator 2013 on: July 15, 2013, 02:36:14 PM
I would say itís a neat toy but not much of a game.  At $3 you wonít regret it but I wouldnít pay much more than that.
729  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] Animal Crossing New Leaf on: July 12, 2013, 06:09:27 PM
Ah, I didn't realize that's how it worked.  I've just been picking the ones that I like the looks of. 
730  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Towels on: July 12, 2013, 05:33:49 PM
It's humid where I live so usually about 3 days.
731  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pants on: July 12, 2013, 05:20:28 PM
I work from home so... pants?
732  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] Animal Crossing New Leaf on: July 12, 2013, 05:18:07 PM
I keep getting counterfeit art.  Twice in a row.  icon_frown
733  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Vitamins on: July 12, 2013, 03:42:43 PM
UhÖ are there a lot of minerals in bread, fruit and dairy?  I do cook solely in cast iron though, which Iíve been told fortifies everything with iron.  Maybe thatís why Iím still alive?
734  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Vitamins on: July 12, 2013, 04:11:02 AM
What about someone who hasnít eaten a vegetable in 6 years and rarely eats meat?
735  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Vitamins on: July 09, 2013, 05:09:50 PM
It seems like most health nuts claim they donít do much but I take them anyways because my diet is horrible and I figure itís better than nothing. 
736  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Could you pass the US citizenship test? on: July 08, 2013, 04:52:03 PM
Iím actually a bit curious of the age differences between people that did well versus those that didnít.  I purposely avoided taking American history classes in school because I found it so dull in comparison to world history.  Iím guessing that wasnít as possible 15+ years ago.
737  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Kingdoms of Amalur Impressions on: July 06, 2013, 03:50:33 PM

Quote from: skystride on July 06, 2013, 03:59:09 AM

Got this on a Steam sale and finally started playing it.  Went in with pretty low expectations but I'm finding it really good.  It's like playing an action version of Everquest 2.

It came with a bunch of DLC like Teeth of Naros which starts at level 10+.  I'm wondering, should I skip these until I finish the main quest?  It wouldn't be good if it overleved me and the main quest provided no challenge.  I didn't even like the weapon pack that I got to start with.  Bunch of set items that basically made loot pointless for the first part of the game and combat trivial.
I played this way back when it first came out and was very happy with it.  One of the problems it has though is that regardless of what you do, you will hit max level before the end of the game.  If you try to clear every area in the game you pass-through (DONíT DO THIS!) you will hit max level by about the 50% mark.

The developers admitted at one point that they incorrectly assumed that people would just follow the main quest line and pick up the odd quest here or there and balanced the game around that idea.

If you want the highlights of the optional quest lines track down the House of Sorrows, Scholia Arcana and Warsworn.  All of them have good story elements and fun gameplay. 

I would say House of Ballads is the worst set of faction quest in the game.

As for DLC, the Dead Kel expansion is better than anything in the main game so I would definitely make time for that.
738  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Company of Heroes 2 - Now with GT Review on page 2! on: July 05, 2013, 05:43:14 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on July 05, 2013, 05:29:05 PM


Before that, I talked about how his weekly work output could be replicated by an unpaid intern in just a couple afternoon hours.

Respectfully, allow me to suggest there might be a hidden message to my posts that's failing to translate.  Try looking them over again, except this time imagine them delivered in an incredibly sarcastic tone of voice. slywink

-Autistic Angel

To be fair, I thought your first post sounded sarcastic but then you posted two more times so I started to believe you were being serious and were also completely nuts.   icon_razz

A lesson to be learned, sarcasm doesnít translate well to text based message boards.
739  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Cubeworld - minecraft type openworld-action-rpg on: July 05, 2013, 05:40:11 PM
I like building better.  Tongue

I would also really like someone to take the crown away from Minecraft because it could be soooo much better than it is.
740  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Could you pass the US citizenship test? on: July 05, 2013, 03:42:07 PM
Uh...no.  No I couldn't.  I did bad enough I don't feel like sharing the results.  icon_redface
741  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Cubeworld - minecraft type openworld-action-rpg on: July 05, 2013, 03:08:39 PM
Not having building at all seems like a missed opportunity.  Have a full RPG experience and then let people build whole cities to congregate at, trade in and defend.
742  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Company of Heroes 2 - Now with GT Review on page 2! on: July 05, 2013, 03:39:59 AM

Quote from: gellar on July 05, 2013, 12:57:16 AM

Quote from: Lordnine on July 04, 2013, 04:07:44 AM

Thatís fair although I find it only slightly longer than DoW2.  Most matches seem to be 20-30 minutes for a 2v2 and slightly longer for a 3v3.  It really depends on how aggressive each side is though.  Also, more matches than not seem to end with surrender than having points tick all the way to zero.  Breaking the enemy spirit is more important than capturing points.  Thinking about it, that actually seems appropriate and intentionalÖ

Yeah they are much longer for me (but that's likely because I'm not as good as you are).  I played a few 2v2s and they were definitely over 45 mins long and a few 3v3s that were extremely long.  Hiro, Nomo and I actually beat a team 9-0 and that game lasted 1:15.  That's just a ton of time.
Wow, thatís crazy long.  I can understand the frustration.  Either those were some incredibly contested VPs or they werenít at all.  Generally speaking, if you can hold onto at least two VPs the tickets count down at a pretty good rate.
743  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Black Talons - a sci-fi RTS on: July 04, 2013, 05:08:06 PM
I think people tend to frown on making an account just to promote your game.

That said it looks very much inspired by Dawn of War 2, which is OK in my opinion!  There is a serious lack of RTS games on the market right now.
744  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Company of Heroes 2 - Now with GT Review on page 2! on: July 04, 2013, 04:07:44 AM
Thatís fair although I find it only slightly longer than DoW2.  Most matches seem to be 20-30 minutes for a 2v2 and slightly longer for a 3v3.  It really depends on how aggressive each side is though.  Also, more matches than not seem to end with surrender than having points tick all the way to zero.  Breaking the enemy spirit is more important than capturing points.  Thinking about it, that actually seems appropriate and intentionalÖ
745  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
746  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.
747  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.
748  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. 
749  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.
750  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.
751  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.
752  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.
753  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.
754  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
755  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.
756  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.
757  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.
758  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.
759  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.
760  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?
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