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81  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: NEW 3DS and XL on: August 29, 2014, 10:10:22 PM

Quote from: Teggy on August 29, 2014, 09:59:37 PM

What I really want to know is what happens to all of your games if you upgrade? Aren't Nintendo accounts tied to the physical hardware?
Youíve always been able to do a system transfer from one device to another.  You activate the transfer and once the system verifies the data on the new system, all data on the old is deleted.  It is the worst possible way of keeping your data but it does work.  The fact that the new functionality is the ability to backup to PC makes me wonder if they finally improving this.  The new network ID's already keep track of the games you own so the fact that it is not consistent with PSN or Steam is just stubbornness on their part.
82  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: NEW 3DS and XL on: August 29, 2014, 06:51:46 PM
It took two years for the 3DS to gain speed, abandoning it already would cause a riot.

Besides, while the new processor is better, I do not believe itís enough of an improvement to constitute a whole new generation.  The other improvements, 2nd analogue stick notwithstanding, are not going to make much of a difference for games.
83  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / NEW 3DS and XL on: August 29, 2014, 04:34:39 PM
Well, this is unlike Nintendo.  New versions of the 3DS and XL have been announced in Japan but this time they are not just cosmetic upgrades.  The new versions include a second analogue stick, an improved processor, and at-least one exclusive game in the form of Xenoblade Chronicles.

I'm actually very surprised by this, since in the past, Nintendo has gone out of its way to ensure that hardware redesigns do not invalidate the previous releases.  That said, I'm extremely excited for this upgrade.  Maybe I will finally be able to play and finish Kid Icarus...

better 3D
second stick
NFC built-in
coloured buttons
more buttons
better battery (up to 7h)
now compatible with microSDCard
you can back up data on your PC via wireless.
browser improved, now works with HTML5
CPU improved, makes browsing Miiverse / eShop much faster.
you can switch designs now (covers)
4.88 inch screen 3DS LL
3.88 inch screen 3DS OG
ABXY Buttons color coded

There is also some speculation/rumors that, with the inclusion of the new buttons, the new models will function in conjunction with the WiiU.  Basically giving the option of an extra game pad for WiiU games that supports it.  While definitely just a rumor at the moment, if that is true, it will be huge.
84  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hollywood will reboot anything - Underworld 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

About a 10% chance of that happening though.
85  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Telltale]The Walking Dead on: August 27, 2014, 03:56:08 PM
Apparently, this season has three different endings based on the actions you made throughout, so if you didnít like the ending it might be your fault.   icon_wink
86  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Better Life Index Tool Tells You Which Country Is Best For You on: August 21, 2014, 11:08:04 PM

Quote from: Harpua3 on August 21, 2014, 04:42:05 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on August 13, 2014, 03:54:47 AM

I got Canada, which most people joke Vermont is part of alreadyÖ

Where in Vermont? I loved my time in Burlington and elsewhere.
I live in South Burlington.  I went to college here and haven't really felt the desire to leave.
87  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: August 20, 2014, 10:15:32 PM

Quote from: Lee on August 20, 2014, 09:32:32 PM

Now I have to do it with a paladin? Ugh, I just want to be done with it. From what I read you can do it by buffing up slimes but I am not having any success with it.
Buffing the slimes is a must since the clone retains any buff the parent has.  Save up your slimes until you at least two buff cards in your hand.  Also donít play more than 4 minions total or the AI will just wipe the board.
88  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: August 20, 2014, 06:20:41 PM
Was actually pretty easy with my priest control deck.  He got me down to 12 health when he was in his early mode but when he switched to mind control mode I wiped the floor with him.  I made it back up to 30 health by the end of the match.  I had a much harder time with the Dragon boss.
89  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Minecraft Tekkit on: August 20, 2014, 04:21:14 PM
This is mostly an explorative post.  I help co-run a Minecraft Tekkit server over on OO but lately our visitors have been pretty low.  Would anyone on GT be interested in playing on our server? 

For those that donít know, Tekkit is a launcher that manages a mod pack for you, so once you download the launcher everything is ready to go without any added hassle.  It includes things like industrial machines, automated quarries and even the option to eventually build space ships and fly to the moon and mars.

Itís a full survival server with the exception that we start everyone off with a Diamond pickaxe and a Jetpack to get started.  Refueling the jetpack once it runs out is your own problem.

Here is our world map and if there is interest I will post instructions for how to access the server.
90  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Do you buy DVDs anymore? on: August 20, 2014, 02:55:39 PM
I only buy Blurays if itís a two pack that comes with a DVD copy as well.  I give the DVD to my mom so she has something to watch since she doesnít have cable/satellite.
91  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Risen 3: Titan Lords on: August 19, 2014, 05:02:39 PM

Quote from: Fafhrd on August 19, 2014, 01:03:01 PM

Any of you remember "Mud" from Gothic?
I remember killing Mud and then feeling mildly bad.
92  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Divinity : Original Sin on: August 19, 2014, 04:41:29 AM
We finished our co-op game tonight.  I would say there are definitely some problems with the final act of the game but overall itís a great experience and I canít wait to see what the company does next.

Also, I highly recommend you try to lose the final battle once to see what happens.  icon_lol
93  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (08/18) on: August 18, 2014, 04:49:37 AM
Counterspy looks interesting although I would feel funny buying something for PS3 at this pointÖ.
94  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Divinity : Original Sin on: August 18, 2014, 12:19:26 AM

Quote from: Crawley on August 17, 2014, 10:16:57 PM

So how does co-op work for this game? Is it a separate save than single - e.g. can I have a single player game going and a separate co-op game going at the same time?

Basically want to play this with my wife but figure I'd probably have a single player game going that's separate from the one we play together. Doable?
If you start a game co-op from the beginning than each of you will get to create a primary character.  After you both get companions you just have to sign them to the correct person.  There is no restriction on you guys having to stick together either as long as you stay in the same over-world location.  We often split up in town to do our shopping and this can also save on transit time since you get the ability to teleport to each other very early on.

You can have as many saves as you want; the only thing you may have to be careful with is the auto save and if you choose ďcontinueĒ from the main menu.  You could solve this easily though if you just let your wife host the co-op game.  Then that save game would be on her computer.
95  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: If you want to be scared sh$tless, play PT, the playable teaser for Silent Hills on: August 15, 2014, 05:22:02 PM

Quote from: TiLT on August 15, 2014, 05:13:10 PM

It's not a teaser that's designed to be completed. You play it until you can't figure out how to keep going, and then stop. The devs didn't expect anyone to complete the teaser within the first week, and people still haven't fully agreed on how you actually solve the game.

Watching that, I recognize where it is.  The Giant Bomb guy gave up almost right before the ending.
96  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: If you want to be scared sh$tless, play PT, the playable teaser for Silent Hills on: August 15, 2014, 05:09:57 PM
I watched the GB quick look.  The first 20 minutes or so did look quite tense but after that it seemed to devolve into really obscure puzzles.  The player actually gave up before seeing the end.  Did you complete the whole thing?
97  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC]Shadow Realms - Bioware New IP on: August 13, 2014, 06:44:05 PM
This actually sounds good to me.  It makes me think a bit of Mansions of Madness, which is a favorite board game of mine.
98  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Divinity : Original Sin on: August 13, 2014, 05:19:41 AM

Quote from: Gratch on August 13, 2014, 04:38:48 AM

Ever since this released, I've been trying to get myself psyched to play an old-school RPG...finally decided I may as well give it a shot tonight.  Only put in about an hour, but my first impressions weren't particularly favorable.  Some UI wonkiness, I can already tell I'm going to get annoyed by the inventory system, a dialog option led to an outcome that I didn't intend at all (attacking a pair of friendly guards), and the camera annoys the hell out of me (it never seems to let me rotate the way I want to in order to see something).  Hopefully it'll click better as I get into the game proper, as I think I barely got out of the tutorial.
First of all, did you enter the temple/cave north of the starting beach?  THAT is the tutorial, if you donít complete it you are likely not going to understand all the options the game lets you do in and out of combat.

Second, go to the options menu and you can unlock the camera.  You may encounter some weird world textures as a result but in almost 60 hours Iíve only seen a couple places where it was bad enough to notice.

DialogueÖ well, pay attention and realize that the game lets you kill almost every single character in the game and still complete the main storyline.  With that in mind realize that if you make a threatening or insulting remark there is a good chance you will end up in combat with the person you threatened or insulted.

Inventory you get used to.  Right click an item and you can send it to any other party member regardless of distance.  That or just pick everything up with the character you will do your bartering with in the first place.  Crafting is done simply by dragging one item onto the next. 
99  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Better Life Index Tool Tells You Which Country Is Best For You on: August 13, 2014, 03:54:47 AM
I got Canada, which most people joke Vermont is part of alreadyÖ
100  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: An Indies take on a Ghostbusters like game on: August 12, 2014, 10:02:09 PM
Ok, I downloaded the demo (which I hate doing icon_razz).  It is my type of game; itís just not done very well.

Itís a very simplified Xcom crossed with a very lite management game.  There is no real depth to the combat as far as I could see; pretty much walk in, shoot a couple times, place trap.  The business side of things is almost as shallow.  It made me feel like it should be a cheap iPad game.  It also has a subpar interface and unappealing graphics.
101  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Buying a House. Stuck on the Final Decision. Advice? on: August 12, 2014, 04:03:54 PM
Home 1 looks like itís probably haunted and ghost are scary, therefore you should choose house 2.  icon_smile
102  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: An Indies take on a Ghostbusters like game on: August 12, 2014, 03:38:02 AM
This is a really old bump but Iím curious if you have any impressions of the game since itís on sale this week and I canít find many reviews.
103  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: August 11, 2014, 05:15:58 PM
So Iím curious about other peopleís experiences this month.  Normally I end up at about rank 12 after about a week of playing but this month I havenít even been able to crack 18.  I donít believe itís the new cards because I generally donít see them in decks.  Did the ranking algorithm change or am i just having really bad luck?
104  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Divinity : Original Sin on: August 11, 2014, 03:09:31 PM

Quote from: ATB on August 11, 2014, 02:23:35 PM

Did I just pick weak classes?
Your party is probably fine but make sure you find a 4th character before you get too far.  Make sure you find the spell/skill vendors for your classes in town early on.  Also, summons will make your life a lot easier. 

Our party consists of a melee rogue with air magic and a pure mage as the primary characters and we picked up the two handed tank lady in town and also picked up a shield lady at the end of time.

Early on I discovered that special arrows were really good so my rogue became a fairly dedicated archer for about 10 levels.  Eventually though I found a good dagger and switched back to a pure backstabber.  At level 18 my rogue is now MVP by a long shot and can regularly do about 1000 damage/turn compared to everyone else that might do about 600.
105  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (08/11) on: August 11, 2014, 05:03:07 AM
Iím hopeful for Risen 3.  I loved the first two Gothic games and Risen 1 as well but Risen 2 was quite awful.
106  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Divinity : Original Sin on: August 10, 2014, 03:48:26 PM

Quote from: ATB on August 10, 2014, 03:31:24 PM

I've spent about 5 hours in this game and I'm pretty sure it's not for me.

I am very very VERY bored at this point and the first quest is less than interesting as far as I'm concerned. Not really interested in running from building to building and searching every crate and basket for obscure clues about a quest I care very little about.

There's not enough combat and I'm finding the dialogue between party members confusing especially when i make them disagree and we have to do the RPS.

Sooo.  Unless there's a huge uptick in combat (lots of the fights are too hard too at this point) I guess I'm still looking for that game to tide me over until Divinity.

The pacing early on is very deliberate and is there to show you that the game will not lead you around by the nose.  That said, the quests are almost always logical so if you approach them the way you would in real life you usually wonít be far off.

If you need a head start though there are a few people you should talk to:
Spoiler for Hiden:
The victimís wife (she owns the general store Ė try to get in her back basement)
The two people in the healerís house
The mortician
The victims dog (graveyard)(A shovel might be useful here...)

If you just want to fight things head out towards the light house but keep south.  Combat is challenging, combo your magics to survive.  Water + cold = frozen enemies and also makes slippery surfaces.  Water puddles + electricity electrocutes all plus has a chance to stun.  Poison effects + fire = explosions.  
107  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Vessyl on: August 07, 2014, 05:21:53 AM
I wonder if it can detect contaminants?  That could actually be a safety/selling feature for college campuses where parties and roofies are a real problem. 
108  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: August 06, 2014, 05:19:31 PM
Easiest wing for my priest deck as well.  I managed to pull two shadow word pains on my opening hand against the horsemen and he ran his third into my taunted Watcher.  Managed to kill him by turn 7.
109  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mario Kart 8 [Wii U] on: August 06, 2014, 04:40:06 PM
Those cars look really ugly and out of place next to the bright and cartoony world. 
110  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: August 04, 2014, 02:50:35 PM

Quote from: Lee on August 04, 2014, 05:11:19 AM

Ragnaros makes a huge difference to my mage deck. Before I had a the 6/7 ogre in there for a big hitter, but so far Ragnaros has been unstoppable in my end game. Winning games I otherwise thought I would have lost.
The great thing about Ragnaros is he is guaranteed to do 8 damage to SOMETHING.  The unfortunate thing is he rarely gets to live past one turn when you are playing at higher levels.  The really unfortunate thing is he is a liability if you are playing against a priest.  I remember once we were both playing as priest and the same Ragnaros was mind controlled 3 turns in a row, then faceless manipulated, which killed the first Rag, and then the new Ragnaros was also mind controlled.
111  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: July 30, 2014, 10:35:12 PM

Quote from: rittchard on July 30, 2014, 09:43:35 PM

I was able to beat the first two guys on Plague last night but the third one kind of kicked my ass.  He starts with 75 HP even on Normal, what gives?  I guess you're supposed to take advantage of those weird things that give you +8 to attack if you kill them?
Same thing happened to me.  Took three tries to beat the third boss with my priest deck.  To be honest I got lucky on my third try.  I had three low damage minions on the board and he brought out three of his spores.  I had a holy nova in my hand and popped all of them.  At that point I rushed him down in two turns.
112  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (07/28) on: July 28, 2014, 02:18:18 PM
Itís FTP, so not really buying, but Firefall is worth a look.  I was in the beta almost a year ago and came away unimpressed.  However, I gave it a shot again last week and was pleasantly surprised; it has come a long ways.  I would compare it a bit to Borderlands but with multiple active skills and every class has a jetpack.  Itís quite fun now.
113  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Divinity : Original Sin on: July 25, 2014, 02:22:39 PM

Quote from: Lee on July 25, 2014, 07:16:24 AM

I like the game, but my characters never agreeing on anything is getting a bit old and I don't feel like starting over yet again.
I'm not sure how far in you are but you can change the AI's your party members have from
Spoiler for Hiden:
The End of Time.
 You just need to complete the first couple steps of the main quest to gain access to that location.
114  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] The Last Of Us on: July 24, 2014, 03:45:49 PM

Quote from: JayDee on July 24, 2014, 03:35:37 PM

What's the jump-scare situation like with this game? Call me a p*ssy if you want, but I hate when my games are filled with that shit.
There are a couple early on but after that I would say the game is more tense than jump or outright scare driven.  There are also large chunks of the game where you don't encounter infected at all.
115  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: July 23, 2014, 07:28:44 PM
I think if you want the unique card back you have to beat ALL the heroics from all wings, but currently there is no reward.
116  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: July 23, 2014, 07:14:07 PM
The heroic bosses are pretty much puzzles.  I had to build three very gimmicky decks to beat them.  There is no reward for doing so so unless you just want the challenge I wouldnít bother.
117  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Oddworld: New... but is it Tasty? on: July 22, 2014, 06:24:10 PM

Quote from: Ridah on July 22, 2014, 05:12:09 PM

Oddworld New 'n' Tasty releases today on EVERY platform.
You got my hopes up.   icon_cry

PS3, PS Vita, PC, Mac, Linux, Wii U, Xbox One - Date TBA 2014
118  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (07/21) on: July 21, 2014, 02:51:39 PM
Has a release date been announced for the non PS4 version of Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty?  I cant find any news articles about them.
119  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: French blogger fined by judge for be being too popular on: July 17, 2014, 10:02:54 PM

Quote from: Andrew Wonser on July 16, 2014, 10:00:14 PM

I don't even know what to think beyond this is all kinds of stupid. Oh and if a place like reddit, or whatever the popular social site is in France, latches onto this the owner will have regretted ever doing this.
Has already happened.  This is their Google places reviews, which have been bombed with tons of 1 star reviews.  Internet justice is kind of wonderful sometimes.
120  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Yogscast Yogventures successful Kickstarter ($570k) game cancelled on: July 17, 2014, 09:47:37 PM
I tend to stand by the rule that if a company is trying to make a game through kickstarter and are asking for less than a million dollars, they probably donít know what they are doing and itís not going to end well.  I know there are success stories for far less than that but I would consider them an anomaly instead of the norm.  Game development is expensive and most people donít consider the real cost of just keeping a handful of programmers employed for a year.
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