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161  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (2/24) on: February 23, 2015, 02:50:44 PM

Quote from: Teggy on February 23, 2015, 02:44:12 PM

I still don't understand what htoL#NiQ is, or how you're supposed to pronounce it.

It's apparently the 'stylized' version of Hotaru no Nikki. Sounds interesting and a little... dark.
162  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] The Order: 1886 on: February 21, 2015, 02:19:56 PM
I can go check Youtube or something but thought I'd ask here as well. I missed the dates between the prologue and the first chapter, i.e. we start off in the 'future' and then go back to tell how we got there I assume... does anyone recall the dates?

OK, guess I didn't miss the first one as there isn't a first one. All we know is Chapter 1 starts off on October 12th, 1886. Ah well.

Only niggle I have so far is I do wish they would pause the action when they first introduce a gameplay mechanic, give me time to read the (small) text and then acknowledge I'm ready before moving on, this rather than killing me for missing it.   icon_neutral
163  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Last Guardian - Trademark abandoned on: February 17, 2015, 01:30:32 AM
And yet somehow Sony France has "categorically" stated that the game is still in development according to an update to the linked article.
164  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (2/17) on: February 16, 2015, 04:28:40 PM
For some reason The Order is in my day one category.

I kickstarted Hand of Fate, so have been playing (and enjoying) it on Steam in early access. They had their Gone Gold announcement at the first of this month, looking forward to seeing it hit that milestone.  thumbsup
165  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Clarify something for me concerning the X360 and Live Gold on: February 07, 2015, 04:22:40 AM
I'm not sure but if you go here and scroll down to where it says "Multiplayer for everyone in your household" it says this:

"With Home Gold, on Xbox One, a single Gold membership provides multiplayer for everyone in your home.*"

And if you scroll down to where they keep the asterisks, you'll see a chart that compares the 360 to the XB1 and that Home Gold thing doesn't exist on the 360. So thinking your answer is yes.
166  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call on: February 04, 2015, 10:47:24 PM

Quote from: EddieA on February 04, 2015, 09:43:34 PM

There's also a beautiful song from Nier coming February 19 with the next round of DLC.

Nice, love that soundtrack.
167  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] [Kickstarter] Darkest Dungeon on: February 02, 2015, 05:39:57 AM

Quote from: TiLT on February 01, 2015, 08:26:17 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on February 01, 2015, 05:23:30 PM

Any idea what the option "Extra Bark Time (seconds)" means?  icon_confused

If I were to guess, it probably means dialog bubbles stay on the screen for a longer time.

Sounds reasonable, thanks. I'd searched their forums and couldn't find any mention of it.
168  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] [Kickstarter] Darkest Dungeon on: February 01, 2015, 05:23:30 PM
Any idea what the option "Extra Bark Time (seconds)" means?  icon_confused
169  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: February 01, 2015, 02:36:59 PM

Quote from: Gratch on February 01, 2015, 03:17:57 AM

Said I thought playing an action oriented game like Bayonetta on that pad thing would be awkward

It's not. At least I didn't find it to be.
170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] [Kickstarter] Darkest Dungeon on: January 31, 2015, 04:22:34 PM
Awesome stuff... barely made it through the first 'dungeon' and into town. Another game where I'm impressed with the art style and the narration, would be sweet if a transcript of the intro was available somewhere.
171  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dying Light on: January 28, 2015, 02:16:21 PM
I'm going to wait on this one... a little burnt out on the whole zombie thing.
172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (1/27) on: January 26, 2015, 02:39:56 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on January 26, 2015, 07:48:52 AM

Run, you pigeons! It's Robert Frost!

(Can't wait to replay Grim Fandango)

LOL... same here. PS4 it is this time.  icon_cool
173  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [iOS, Android] Cards and Castles on: January 25, 2015, 02:47:32 PM
Just wanted to say THANK YOU for posting an actual link to the game being discussed. This rather than me having to decide if it's worth trying to track down.  Yah, I know... first world problems.  nod
174  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Leo's fortune on iOS. on: January 25, 2015, 02:45:10 PM

Quote from: Harpua3 on January 25, 2015, 06:41:05 AM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on January 24, 2015, 08:59:52 PM

Can someone comment on the controls? If anything, the negative reviews are all about the controls.

All I saw was great reviews. The controls are perfect for a game like this. This is seriously one of the best platformers I've played in a long time. Charming as all hell, and I like the mustache!

They're there in the actual iTunes store... 3 stars "Beautiful agony", 4 stars "Good game but limited by poor controls", 3 stars "Controls are awful" etc etc. All agree it's gorgeous, however, and the vast majority are five stars. So, how do the controls work? That's mostly what I was wondering. I could go rustle up a review or two but thought I'd ask here those who've played it. TIA.
175  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Leo's fortune on iOS. on: January 24, 2015, 08:59:52 PM
Can someone comment on the controls? If anything, the negative reviews are all about the controls.
176  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Kickstarter] The Long Dark - FP Survival on: January 24, 2015, 06:30:07 PM
Same here... So many other things to play right now I have no problem waiting for this one to be released.
177  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What to look forward to in 2015 on: January 24, 2015, 02:57:32 PM
Oh yah... and all the Kickstarter games I backed!

Darkest Dungeon and Popup Dungeon are high on my list of anticipated games with 'dungeon' in the title.  icon_wink
178  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/Wii U/Ps4] Project CARS on: January 21, 2015, 05:23:41 AM
Interesting... will have to see how it fares.  Speaking of 'driving in the rain simulators', saw this come up after the new trailer: DriveClub vs Project CARS Build 887 - Rain Weather Comparison and I have to say that (IMHO) DriveClub 'wins' that aspect of the simulation. Be curious to see how they compare when CARS officially launches.
179  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Cthulhu Wars (Board game) [Picture Heavy Warning] on: January 18, 2015, 04:28:25 PM
Only issue I had with mine was one of the Nightgaunts was bent over, head practically touching toes. A brief dip in some hot water convinced it to straighten the heck back up.  icon_wink

I also backed at a level that gets me the first expansion and several other goodies, those they won't start working on until March from what I recall. So many expansions coming, sheesh.
180  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 12 Monkeys remake for TV on: January 17, 2015, 05:45:09 PM
So... did anyone else catch this?  Actually looks promising.
181  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] Xenoblade Chronicles X on: January 15, 2015, 02:37:36 PM

Quote from: Gratch on January 15, 2015, 02:23:50 PM

Does the Wii have any sort of backwards compatibility with Wii games?

Yes, complete backwards compatibility from what I recall.
182  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Soundbar question for tv on: January 14, 2015, 03:44:14 AM
Interesting... so a 'soundstand' rather than a soundbar. Hadn't stumbled across any such thing yet, hope it works out for you.  icon_cool
183  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (1/5) on: January 10, 2015, 09:39:35 PM

Quote from: Hrothgar on January 10, 2015, 08:07:52 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on January 10, 2015, 12:24:13 AM

Didn't want to start a new topic just for this, but had to chuckle when I saw the subject of the email I received from "Playstation Store" today:

New this week: Most anticipated games of 2015 - The Witcher 3: Wild Hung, Battlefield Hardline, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, and more!

 icon_eek

Well, the Witcher always had a libertine attitude towards sex.  Why not go full porn title?

Made me wonder if Peter Dinklage had joined the cast.  nod
184  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (1/5) on: January 10, 2015, 12:24:13 AM
Didn't want to start a new topic just for this, but had to chuckle when I saw the subject of the email I received from "Playstation Store" today:

New this week: Most anticipated games of 2015 - The Witcher 3: Wild Hung, Battlefield Hardline, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, and more!

 icon_eek
185  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1/Vita] Hand of Fate (RPG /DM card game) on: January 09, 2015, 03:14:08 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on January 08, 2015, 10:12:54 PM

It's come a long way and is very fun.

Followed this for awhile and finally picked it up over the holidays. Totally agree with all of the above.  thumbsup
186  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (1/5) on: January 08, 2015, 03:36:12 AM
Ah... wasn't aware of the prequel part for some reason. So actually better to play it first then, I assume, if given the choice.
187  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (1/5) on: January 07, 2015, 01:46:22 PM
So, exactly how "stand alone" is First Light? Can someone who hasn't played the base game know what's going on?
188  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Soundbar question for tv on: January 03, 2015, 03:15:10 PM

Quote from: naednek on January 03, 2015, 06:44:11 AM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on January 03, 2015, 04:58:00 AM

Heck no, mine uses HDMI. I guess I should say "as well" but all I'm using are the HDMI ports.

which one do you have?

I've had this Sony HT-CT100 Sound Bar for awhile now and it's been a good choice, IMHO. Discontinued now but plenty of newer models, from what I recall they all have a decent selection of connection options.
189  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Soundbar question for tv on: January 03, 2015, 04:58:00 AM
Heck no, mine uses HDMI. I guess I should say "as well" but all I'm using are the HDMI ports.
190  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSN and Live down on: December 30, 2014, 12:30:01 AM
And... I'm back to timing out. Sheesh.
191  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS+ trial code won't work on: December 29, 2014, 08:30:35 PM
Ah, sounded like the other way round from your post. In that case... no clue.
192  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Talos Principle on: December 29, 2014, 03:33:12 PM
I was going to wait for a more significant sale as well but decided to pull the trigger on it over the weekend. Now I just need to find some time to play it as it is right in my wheelhouse.
193  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS+ trial code won't work on: December 29, 2014, 03:24:21 PM
Hmmm... think I've seen this as well. You might find the 30 day trial is invalid after you entered the 3 months code.
194  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSN and Live down on: December 29, 2014, 03:10:47 PM
Cranked up the PS4 last night and still was timing out trying to get on PSN, so went to Netflix. When I quit that just after midnight, found myself logged in and everything working.  thumbsup
195  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSN and Live down on: December 28, 2014, 05:28:05 PM
So Live seems to be up and working fine this morning. However, while PSN says its official status is "Online" I'm still unable to connect to it from my PS4. Guess that's part of their "Intermittency may be experienced when accessing some network services" statement. Is it working for others out there?
196  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: upgrade xbox 360 game to xbox one on: December 27, 2014, 12:41:23 AM
There were others but they may be expired now - AC Black Flag, COD Ghosts, BF4 were on the list and I think Destiny as well.
197  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Year later - PS4 or Xbox One on: December 25, 2014, 04:22:27 AM
As noted, so much of the decision is personal preference, the exclusives and what system your friends have if you are into multi. I have both but rarely turn on the XB1 and right now that's only for Horizon 2. Perhaps if I used it for my TV but I have no interest in nor need for that. Never mind that I still find the XB1 UI to be far from intuitive.

For me, as a 99% single player who enjoys the exclusives there, my platform of choice is the PS4.
198  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Constantine on: December 23, 2014, 12:16:07 AM
Thanks... knew it was in some kind of limbo but didn't think it had been outright cancelled. At least not yet.  icon_frown
199  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Constantine on: December 22, 2014, 04:55:30 AM
Hmmm... had all of the episodes sitting on my DVR and just finished up with the "Winter Cliffhanger", the 8th episode. Does anyone know how many more episodes there are in Season 1? Or planned at this point?
200  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: What to get for 3DS on: December 16, 2014, 05:52:05 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on December 07, 2014, 02:00:58 PM

Quote from: Gratch on November 28, 2014, 05:31:56 PM

If you're a fan of Final fantasy, I'd highly recommend the new Theatrhythm Curtain Call game.  It's an absolutely wonderful nostalgia trip wrapped in a solid and fun rhythm game.

You've been talking this up elsewhere, too, I think, so I ended up biting on it a week ago for my entertainment on some flights and business trip. I've been skeptical since I burnt out on the first one pretty quickly, but you're absolutely right. The new one fixes just about every nitpick I can remember having about the original, and improves on every aspect. Really really liking it so far.

The only reason I picked up a dang rhythm game for the 3DS is because of you two. Damn you.
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