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1  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (12/16) on: December 15, 2014, 07:42:53 PM
Just looked up Kalimba - Press Play makes a good game.

I might get that if it tickles my puzzle-game fancy.
2  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (12/16) on: December 15, 2014, 05:30:30 PM
I ended up getting my boy the XB1 AC w. Kinect (he loves telling the Xbox what to do).

He's 10, so the AC stuff became mine. Santa is going to give it to me (and was easily decoupled from the bundle).

Might get Tetris. We'll see.
3  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The end of a gaming era on: December 15, 2014, 02:00:13 PM
... and considering that both Lucasfilm and Marvel were bought by Disney for ~4B each, I'd say that is quite an investment.

Yeah, they're just looking at earnings on the 2B, but they seem to believe they could resell it to get their 2B back. The idea that MS is going to spin off the Xbox brand is less likely than them turning the entire XBox experience to a streaming service. Their CEO has made it clear : cloud first, mobile first.

Gaming applies (very much) to both.
4  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The end of a gaming era on: December 10, 2014, 03:35:29 PM
I would warn anyone against thinking Sunset Overdrive is a must-have game - for me it doesn't hold my interest and feels like it's trying too damned hard IMO. (it feels like WORK to fire it up).

Some games that are keeping me where I'm at are:
Crackdown
next Tomb Raider game
Scalebound
Ori and the Blind Forest
Quantum Break
Rare working on a real RARE game
Phantom Dust
Halo 5


There are a bunch of PS4 exclusive games I'd love to play too, but not enough to try and split my time between both. Between my digital Xb1 backlog, Steam and 360, there simply isn't time. I want to get into rocksmith 2014. That's going to take days and weeks off my life. I'm sure of it.
5  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: How much RAM should I have? on: December 09, 2014, 07:38:26 PM
... and she says it`s not the size of the buffer, but how you use it.
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (12/8) on: December 09, 2014, 07:34:56 PM
I will get Lara, but not today. I may wait for some boxing day sale, gold benefit or whathaveyou.

WAY too much to play, and no time to do it.
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The end of a gaming era on: December 09, 2014, 07:31:11 PM
YK, I agree with your post, though with the price drop and bundling that XB1 has enjoyed, it becomes an easier recommendation (for me, at least). Hell, I was able to afford a second XB1 to go under the tree for my son (who is currently using my Rockband 3 machine as his minecraft machine - my old 360).

TiLT, I do not agree with yours (entirely, anyway).

It is not on ANY other platform, but simply the PS4. Look at DiveKick, for instance. That was out on PS3 long before XB1/PS4.  The exclusivity clause is in place to remain competitive within the indie game sphere - and while there may be some benefit to put something like that in place (corporately), I *do* agree that it would be better to be second fiddle than to be no fiddle at all.

You also go on about the platforms not being parity - but from a market standpoint, they are. They sit on the same shelf, in the same price range, and much like LED/Plasma, they are competing with each other for the gamer dollar. There are things the Xbox One does that the Playstation 4 does not (eg standby mode, or UPNP and MKV support), and those things are significant to consider, even if they do not motivate you personally. This time last year MS was certainly behind, but with incentives and over 100 changes and updates to their console platform (driven in large part by consumer demand) I'd say that Sony's "Buy ours, cuz we're not them" position is getting stale, and unless you`re playing side-by-side, the graphical fidelity isn`t as important as some would make it out to be.

I want to see them both succeed. I am confident, despite you ringing the victory bell for PS4, that this will continue. The only way this rivalry stops is if Sony (corp) falls apart or MS decides they've wasted their time. I doubt either is really in danger of happening - so when you decide to call out someone like Ridah (who was a PS4 early adopter) for saying they're on par with each other - consider who you're trying to convince. You *do* own both to be able to measure both platforms' experiences to be so confident as to condemn one over the other, right?

Read that last line again - I mean, you simply dismiss the hardware point and write off all benefits and features entirely!

This is the last time I`m going to chime in on this particular topic - it`s an opportunity for you to consider something other than your own personal perspective that you`ve held to for a very long time. If you don`t it makes no difference to me - I have no horse in this race.
8  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1/PC/Ps4] The Crew on: December 05, 2014, 11:22:32 AM
The hud keeps going static(y), and it's pretty annoying.

Sofar, not in love. (XB1 as well)
9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes on: December 03, 2014, 01:39:03 PM
I gave you that as a separate post for punctuation.

Disney Infinity 2.0 does not run the Disney 1 scenarios - which is just about the dumbest thing EVER, since I've not been able to find a 360 copy, and it isn't on current gen consoles. The toybox is decidedly MEH. Powerful, yes. Compelling? Not in the slightest, and since each game on DI2.0 is compartmentalized, and they all add up to MMO "questlike" events, the veneer is so thin it's sad. There really is no reason why Donald Duck couldn't be in the Avengers playset, for instance, since the actual characters aren't all that impressive to begin with.

Skylanders, on the other hand, is not for adults, but they've spent years on kid testing - and while not every kid loves it, there is a lot more to do and the characters are more than just cardboard cut-outs.

Were I to compare experiences, it would be the difference between Watching Star Wars (Ep2) vs holding a plastic replica of a lightsaber that you need to make the wooshing sounds for. Neither is perfect, but at least one of them is at least a little Star Warsy.
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes on: December 03, 2014, 01:33:47 PM
Farley: Skylanders. Hands down.
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: December 03, 2014, 01:32:04 PM
It doesn't need political support.

Being able to resell to EB's and WalMarts of the world isn't the end of the world. Considering the fact that MS accounts also allow two stage authentication there is no reason they couldn't do it.

They had a system which was going to "almost" work - Mattrick's direction was to force always on, but it should only required that it be on during the transaction (turn on your console, flag certain titles for resell and head to the store). MS has those licenses sitting in a "waiting for transaction" and aren't available to be played unless the flags are removed, and then the store can retrieve them based on your authentication while there.

You can also buy the used licenses which are effectively printed keys. EB makes money, the pub gets a cut of the sale, and I get to drop old games I'll never EVER play again. Win, Win, Win. 
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (12/2) on: December 03, 2014, 01:25:01 PM
Picked up The Crew. I've got a platinum EB Games membership, so I've got 7 days to return it (and apply it to my son's XB1) if I don't like it.
13  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Sinister Six on: December 03, 2014, 01:22:40 PM


Harley Quinn??

IN!! (I wanna be her "Mista Jay")
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: December 03, 2014, 01:21:07 PM

Quote from: Glycerine on December 03, 2014, 12:45:15 AM

So I go to download Injustice for free and get a nice message telling me that it will only work as long as I remain a PS+ member.  If I ever turn it off, I'll have to buy Injustice at full price.  Haven't been a member for very long, so not sure if this is standard practice.  I downloaded SteamWorld Dig last month and don't remember seeing any message like that.  Maybe it's only for Injustice?  Not really a big deal now, but will suck if/when I decide to cancel.

EDIT:  Okay so apparently Injustice is part of their "Instant Games Collection", which is only for Plus members.  I didn't know this, kind of lame though.  Everything I downloaded through Games With Gold still works even though I'm no longer a member.

360 games let you keep the game even if your gold downgrades. Xbox One Gold does the same as PS+ - you lose it while your account isn't gold status.
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: December 02, 2014, 04:27:46 PM
I still want to be able to decouple my digital games and "resell" them. Here's to hoping this becomes available in the near future.
16  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Attention Kato: This thread has no spiders in it. on: November 24, 2014, 05:19:04 PM
I applaud the death of a snake, but your link includes spiders. VERBOTEN!!!
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/25) on: November 24, 2014, 05:16:13 PM
Geometry Wars 3, perhaps.

Waiting for my free copy of Limbo for XB1 early adopter.
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: It's Almost Thanksgiving (USA! USA!), What's your GOTY? on: November 20, 2014, 02:29:48 PM
Sofar, Tomb Raider Definitive Edition and Strider were pure pleasure.

Best game I played this year isn`t out till next year at the earliest. (Rainbow Six!!!!!)
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/18) on: November 20, 2014, 02:24:31 PM
I`d demand a written apology, but I already got one. biggrin
20  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How do you use your tablet on: November 20, 2014, 02:23:22 PM

Quote from: Lee on November 19, 2014, 05:06:20 PM

Quote from: Purge on November 19, 2014, 04:33:10 PM

Quote from: Destructor on November 16, 2014, 07:50:48 PM

My Surface 3 (the piece of crap that it is with its shitty built in Maxwell wifi chip) is just my secondary computer if you will. It holds all my chat clients, Skype, and everything else I need. It sits underneath my gaming PC's monitor (or next to me when I'm on a console) and it gives me access to anything no matter what I'm doing.
You have problems, even after all the firmware updates? Contact support. Get that fixed up. Mine runs like a champ.

Yeah, wifi hasn't been issue for months, a firmware update took care of my problems. As I said though, my Surface Pro is flakey and I have to reboot it once a week.

My biggest gripe right now is that with a bluetooth keyboard hooked up, it still likes to pop up the onscreen keyboard sometimes, which resizes all my windows (unless they are maximized). It drives me nuts. Then there are apps like Steam that just either don't support touch, or have such small hit boxes it makes it a complete pain in the ass. The Surface to me is a laptop with touch capabilities more than it is a tablet. Don't get me wrong, if someone told me they were going to buy a laptop, a Surface Pro would be my first recommendation (after Apple), but I would not recommend it to someone who wants a tablet. Not even in the same ballpark on weight, easy of use, or even performance (both Android and Apple tablets are getting to be quite powerful and don't have fan and heat problems like a Surface). Tablets are still too limited for many things that are just easier to do on a laptop, for this stuff, the Surface is great.

Don`t put Windows 10 Tech preview on SP3 either. The tablet functionality isn`t mature in it. Pain in the ass in that regard. Rolling back to Win8.1 is a pain in the ass too since the W10TP wipes out the restore partition.

I think the biggest tablet issue is that it`s a working tablet, not a play tablet. One Note is phenomenal... but there are a lot of apps that need to focus on the tablet aspect to work well.

and VLC desktop is WAY better than the W8 native version. Ugh.
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What's your biggest gaming disappointment/sleeper hit of 2014? on: November 20, 2014, 02:17:00 PM
Disappointments:

Destiny
Titanfall (which hasn't been mentioned!) SP elements in MP sucks. Thanks for proving that.
Watchdogs took a long time to warm up to, but getting into act III it really pulls me along now.
Valiant Hearts - It almost ran too long, and the driving puzzles were lame. I loved the WWI engagement, as well as the bravery of the end. But I never, ever want to play it again.
The Lego Movie Video Game - big step back from Lego Marvel Heroes.
Child of Light - hate the timing system, and the right analog stick control for it.
Disney Infinity 2.0 - Toybox mode does not make up for a lackluster game. The figurines, however, are fantastic as is the compelling upgrade system.

Surprises:

Strider - I want MORE.
Super Time Force - Ridiculous. Deliberately over the top and delivered almost perfectly. Sunset Overhype, it`s done like THIS.
Guacamelee - Had never played it. Fun game.
Forza Horizon 2 - Horizon 1 I was luke-warm to. This is far more fun to pick up and play.
Tomb Raider Definitive Edition - with all the resolutiongate whining, you'd think the game was ugly and horrible. FANTASTIC.

Sunset Overdrive felt forced in advertising. The game does too. No surprise or disappointment. I guess I'm just sad that a good Crackdown game isn't out instead.

Still looking forward to Ori and the Blind Forest.
22  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: [PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox1, Xbox 360]Can we dispense with the thread naming convention on: November 19, 2014, 04:34:42 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on November 16, 2014, 08:41:16 PM

Quote from: Lee on November 15, 2014, 08:06:38 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on November 15, 2014, 07:44:01 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on November 13, 2014, 01:26:52 PM

All I can say is this- we've got new forum software lined up for the beginning of the year. Tagging is one if it's features. If we try to install a plugin for this software, it is far more likely than not that those tags would not survive a forum migration.

Good to know. That's what I wanted to know. Thanks smile

He means in 2020. Tongue

And the Titanic wasn't built in a day slywink

But it sank in one!
23  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How do you use your tablet on: November 19, 2014, 04:33:10 PM

Quote from: Destructor on November 16, 2014, 07:50:48 PM

My Surface 3 (the piece of crap that it is with its shitty built in Maxwell wifi chip) is just my secondary computer if you will. It holds all my chat clients, Skype, and everything else I need. It sits underneath my gaming PC's monitor (or next to me when I'm on a console) and it gives me access to anything no matter what I'm doing.
You have problems, even after all the firmware updates? Contact support. Get that fixed up. Mine runs like a champ.
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/18) on: November 19, 2014, 04:31:06 PM
Picked up Never Alone (XB1), Jackbox Party Pack(XB1) (which isn't in the list, Caine) and GTA V for XB1.

Dragon Age 3 can wait till I'm done 1, let alone two. Same thing with Far Cry 4.
25  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 14, 2014, 01:20:08 PM
I've kicked off the EA Access download.
26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The next LEGO game is... on: November 14, 2014, 01:19:28 PM
Tim Schaefer can - since Grim Fandango is being remastered. slywink
27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The next LEGO game is... on: November 14, 2014, 12:21:17 PM
Blocky textures and models? Seems like a natural fit! /flees
28  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1] Sunset Overdrive (Insomniac's latest) on: November 14, 2014, 12:20:39 PM
Sounds like going with the female VA was a good thing (as I picked her). Sofar it feels to me like Dead Rising 3 with a clown nose and a constant wink-nod to the camera, including the ridiculous weapons which are nowhere near as effective as a good old fashioned assault rifle.

If nothing else, Insomniac has managed to redefine "on-rails shooter".
29  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1] Sunset Overdrive (Insomniac's latest) on: November 14, 2014, 02:26:53 AM
Near the beginning. Just unlocked the amped upgrade system
30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1] Sunset Overdrive (Insomniac's latest) on: November 13, 2014, 09:06:41 PM
Sofar this game is Meh for me.

The comedy is not as funny as it thinks it is.
31  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Cards Against Humanity holiday thing on: November 13, 2014, 08:36:51 PM
Boughten.

32  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Choose a board to search in, or search all option not working on: November 13, 2014, 04:00:30 PM
Why do you insist on breaking things? slywink
33  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How do you use your tablet on: November 13, 2014, 03:59:42 PM
I use my Surface Pro 3 as my "browsemachine" at work (have the dock).  I use it for notes (one-note, pen helps with my need to doodle) during meetings.

I also use it as my Starbucks PC and my remote PC to RDP into my work machine via Citrix. I could go to my home PC, but that just doesn't happen. I don't play many games on it, but with an intel chip it isn't really built for that.

I have been known to watch movies and shows, be that via netflix or USB3 external drives.
34  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: [PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox1, Xbox 360]Can we dispense with the thread naming convention on: November 13, 2014, 03:55:33 PM

Quote from: Caine on November 13, 2014, 01:33:31 PM

Ok, so we'll just need to have mods or the OP update the thread afterwards.  Sweet.

ATB, can you change the title on this thread? It messes with my ability to sort through the list of threads. slywink
35  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: New gaming computer? Where to buy? on: November 13, 2014, 03:32:41 PM

Quote from: Lee on November 05, 2014, 04:03:32 AM

...but...shinny new toy...

Shinny? You afraid you're going to get sued?

Spoiler for Hiden:
Simpsons reference to "The Shining" halloween parody.
36  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 13, 2014, 03:31:11 PM
EA Access users can get the demo.
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Assassin's Creed Unity on: November 13, 2014, 03:30:29 PM
Moved my preorder $$ to another game. I will play this.

It may be 2016 before it happens though.
38  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3,360,PS4,XB1,PC] Grand Theft Auto V on: November 13, 2014, 03:29:31 PM
I bought the 360, never opened it and eventually traded it in. (my son stole my 360 aka his Skylanders / Minecraft machine).

I have this preordered on disk. I can see myself playing it, but I can see myself trading it in (otherwise I'd go digital).

I have too much to play.

Hell, I haven't even really opened up Watch Dogs' main story yet (maxxed out the first area of upgrades, but can't spend points on the second tier ones).
39  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The next LEGO game is... on: November 12, 2014, 01:57:35 PM
Yeah, yeah, but your game designers were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn't stop to think if they should.
40  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: What's a good chair? on: November 12, 2014, 01:40:54 PM
I've got one of these:



Love it. The only downside is that after four hours you need to get up and move.

If you decide to sit in a chair for more than four hours, that's beyond what my small-but-ever-expanding-mind can comprehend. slywink
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