http://gamingtrend.com
March 03, 2015, 07:21:44 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
  Home Help Search Calendar Login Register  
  Show Posts
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 436
1  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Old member, coming back after almost 4 years of absence =) on: Today at 07:07:42 PM
Now you've gotten on Ken's bad side.

Good job. Tongue


slywink Welcome back!
2  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (3/3) on: Today at 07:05:58 PM
Screamride will be either a cheap purchase or a Games with Gold freebee pick for me.
3  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] The Order: 1886 on: March 02, 2015, 08:23:35 PM
I dunno.

I just watched this 25 min video - and all of his rants are pretty much backed up with example.

Granted, it's a review from someone looking to rant, but it doesn't seem like the game is much fun to play (IMO).
4  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What the Hell Color is This Dress? on: February 27, 2015, 04:59:56 PM
Gold isn't a colour, and it has to do with the yellow, and shadow.

Take the pic and throw it into negative.... regardless of what you "see", the negative is unabashedly White/"Gold" which means they are not the colours in positive.

5  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My Laptop is dead. Long live my laptop! on: February 26, 2015, 02:22:20 PM
A surface pro 3 is a fantastic piece of hardware, but it's no replacement for that particular laptop. Intel HD 4000 just doesn't cut it for anything game-related.

Even the i7 only has 4400, IIRC.

Regardless, I expect the new line of Surface Pro's to be announced shortly. It's been a year.
6  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: February 25, 2015, 04:00:40 PM

Quote from: Caine on February 20, 2015, 06:22:33 PM

02/20/15
Release Date: Feb 7, 2014



75% off. Sale price $3.74
Metacritic score - 75 Critic 77 User
Steam user score - 90% positive in 2,082 reviews

I reviewed it:

http://gamingtrend.com/reviews/jazzpunk-cant-enough-pun/
7  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What skills will be obsolete in 50 years? on: February 25, 2015, 03:58:01 PM
There will be some sort of fallout with those skills, Pug.
8  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My Laptop is dead. Long live my laptop! on: February 25, 2015, 03:03:47 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on February 24, 2015, 08:56:17 PM

Heard back from Squaretrade.  They'll need "2 to 5 days to evaluate" the extent of the damage.   Uh.  Ok. 

Damage evaluation: Complete

(that may be a double entendre)
9  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What skills will be obsolete in 50 years? on: February 25, 2015, 03:01:18 PM

Quote from: DOSHIGH on February 24, 2015, 09:45:44 PM

I don't think people will be typing much in another 20 years, let alone 50, with the way voice recognition has evolved.

There's an irony in this coming from DOSHIGH. slywink
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: A good, basic FPS? on: February 24, 2015, 08:49:24 PM
Borderlands 2.

Oh, and if you have NVidia, crank up the PhysX.
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] The Order: 1886 on: February 24, 2015, 08:41:17 PM

Quote from: TiLT on February 20, 2015, 09:54:59 PM

Ryse's gameplay was extremely simplistic, while The Order: 1886 is a full-blown shooter with some very original weapons.

If you think Ryse's combat system is simplistic, you only scratched the surface.

You *CAN* play it simply, but you are only effective enough to move through (at best) normal.

Try the hardest setting only using one set of combat skills. Remember the D pad? You should be hitting this and changing modes a lot to survive. Truth be told though, unless you want to get an achievement or play the arena combat, there just isn't any reason to get better than that.
12  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: It's been a while -- (Re)Introducing the Gaming Trend Team! on: February 20, 2015, 04:15:30 PM
Rittchard, my profile pic is sleeveless. That's where it stays. Tongue
13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] The Order: 1886 on: February 20, 2015, 04:06:06 PM
Ryse was lambasted though there was valid criticism. The nature of console exclusive AAA titles with this generation means that cutting it down somehow boosts your own preferred console up.


As someone who has not yet owned a PS4, I've seen the very ugly side of misinformation and the trickle-down info that still sits today. Apparently games I've been playing on the XB1 are ugly and dumb (cross-platform), because, you know, Microsoft. Roll Eyes

Two months ago, I felt compelled to correct one of my son's friends who claimed you had to have the Kinect attached for the console to work.  The kid is 10.

I'd like to see Phil Spencer do something classy and congratulate Sony on getting The Order. This "war" needs to simmer down.
14  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Time for a New Laptop on: February 20, 2015, 03:53:34 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on February 19, 2015, 10:22:56 PM

Just do yourself a favor (and I say this from experience) -- keep it away from stairs.  0_0

Everytime I see this thread title, I giggle. Just a little bit.

Schadenfreude? No. But it's just funny that this thread ISN'T yours. slywink
15  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: It's been a while -- (Re)Introducing the Gaming Trend Team! on: February 19, 2015, 08:31:55 PM
Hello, my name is Justin, and I have not been active in the staff-related work here since E3 due to time constraints. That said, I am still on the team and at some point in the future will be contributing to the site in the manner and form that the fearless glorious leader (the creator of sunshine, and destroyer of laptops) determines. (or one of his heartless subordinates - Sean perhaps)

I have done many reviews, some interviews and lots of news postings. My most recent outing was attending Sean's podcast last week. Was fun, and these guys are a blast.

16  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My Laptop is dead. Long live my laptop! on: February 18, 2015, 09:36:58 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on February 18, 2015, 08:54:13 PM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on February 18, 2015, 08:41:01 PM

It's a tragedy that there is no YouTube video of this happening.

Why do I get the thought that you are talking about me stumbling and tumbling down the stairs, not the death of the laptop???   Bring your own!

Was it the heel on your 4" pumps that broke? Those things look treacherous. icon_twisted
17  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel Phase 3 Updates on: February 13, 2015, 07:31:47 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on February 13, 2015, 01:33:04 AM

Quote from: Purge on February 12, 2015, 08:33:14 PM

Bullwinkle, you're right. I meant contrary.

But hey, thanks for reminding me why I cared so much about your opinion on what I base MY opinion on. I should simply check in to get your feedback on what I should like - cuz you know, Iron Man 2 and 3 were on par with the original (which would certainly show things getting better, no?)

So why not assume Avengers 2 is going to be better? Oh, wait. Discussing this with you is pointless. Carry on telling me why I'm wrong to not assume all things Marvel (produced or not) are subject to the same criticality that I employ in say, deciding to watch movies directed by those geniuses behind The Matrix (1).


Purge, I honestly don't care about your feelings for any upcoming movies, by which I mean you're welcome to your opinions.  What I care about is when you're basing those opinions on incorrect information.  And stubbornly hold to them despite evidence to show where you've been incorrect.



So my SEVEN attempts to watch Thor 2, that's right SEVEN, in which the movie has failed to grab me is no cause for concern? I have yet to finish it ... it's just so MEH! I've also listed Phase 2 movies in my list of movies that have concerns (hence the reference to both direct and indirect).

Marvel made money renting out their licenses to other production companies. But of course, this is just my stubborn streak. Roll Eyes And to point this out - you're the one stubbornly refusing to acknowledge that I may have a point by clinging to the idea that the entirety of my opinion is derived on movies that Marvel didn't produce directly.

And by that same yardstick, some of the treatments outside Marvel have also been awesome, so I fail to see how I'm wrong in assuming all movies based in the Marvel universe (regardless of publisher) should be viewed critically before becoming an instant fan.
18  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel Phase 3 Updates on: February 12, 2015, 09:06:10 PM
Loved your use of the word pooch.

Well played, sir.
19  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel Phase 3 Updates on: February 12, 2015, 08:33:14 PM
Bullwinkle, you're right. I meant contrary.

But hey, thanks for reminding me why I cared so much about your opinion on what I base MY opinion on. I should simply check in to get your feedback on what I should like - cuz you know, Iron Man 2 and 3 were on par with the original (which would certainly show things getting better, no?)

So why not assume Avengers 2 is going to be better? Oh, wait. Discussing this with you is pointless. Carry on telling me why I'm wrong to not assume all things Marvel (produced or not) are subject to the same criticality that I employ in say, deciding to watch movies directed by those geniuses behind The Matrix (1).


Hep, the one thing I felt that The Hulk movie did right is putting Banner in the role of emotionally stinted, and showing that as his rage grew, so too did he get stronger. Bigger was a little too over-the-top, but it did get the point across.
20  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [XB1] Evolve on: February 12, 2015, 05:33:09 PM
Might have some time in the evenings. We'll see - it's my weekend with my son, so I expect Disney and Skylanders to be the normal order of things.

Oh, and Minecraft. Goddamned Minecraft.
21  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel Phase 3 Updates on: February 12, 2015, 05:30:03 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on February 12, 2015, 12:40:27 PM

Quote from: Purge on February 11, 2015, 08:45:51 PM

They apply to Marvel, if not MCU directly.


But they don't apply to your argument.  They were not made directly by Marvel.  It wasn't until the MCU started (Iron Man) that they were.

And, sure, some of the MCU films are better than others, but overall, the persistence of quality has been fairly staggering.  Your "Make Mine Marvel...Perhaps" stance loses steam if you're looking at it right.

If Marvel decided to rent out their property, and the people who rented it damaged it, who's responsible?

Yeah. You're not going to get me to agree that they have clean hands due to it being elsewhere - those other companies have rights to the property, but it's not like they didn't GIVE them that right. Furthermore I listed ones directly under their watchful eye (Production company and all) that have not impressed me.

So when I say I don't give their upcoming movies an instant pass, it's not because I'm being contrite contrary. They have earned it - both directly and indirectly.
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dying Light on: February 12, 2015, 05:21:19 PM
Apparently, a new Hard Mode and new skins are going to be available soon, for free.



https://twitter.com/DyingLightGame/status/565561733029584897/photo/1
23  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel Phase 3 Updates on: February 11, 2015, 08:45:51 PM
They apply to Marvel, if not MCU directly.

Phase One movies that weren't "wow" for me:
Thor
The Incredible Hulk
Iron Man 2

Phase Two movies that weren't "wow" for me:
Iron Man 3
Thor: The Dark World

Phase Two, Three movies that I'm not expecting much from:

Ant-Man
Doctor Strange
Thor: Ragnarok


Admittedly, last year I would have included Guardians of the Galaxy as one I had low expectation of. Either way, I suppose my excitement for Marvel movies is tempered with the failures of the past. I felt Iron Man 3 was better than 2, but it lacked the heart that one had (once again, IMO). The Incredible Hulk (which I just re-watched two weeks ago with my 10yr old son) was good, but only because we've been watching Agents of S.M.A.S.H. did he care (or I) care much about the Abomination or The Leader. I think Ruffalo is a good replacement - Norton didn't do it for me.

As to Ang Lee's movie, I didn't buy into the hate and though the cinematic presentation was different, I felt it delivered until his dad turned into a cloud. Then? Then it was stupid. Comparing the doctors, I felt Bana's cold delivery was better insofar as Banner had emotional issues and was played very well.


Wait... perhaps Dr. Connor is actually a Time Lord? He keeps changing how he looks. BBC tie-in? slywink
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Eurogamer drops review scores on: February 11, 2015, 08:36:03 PM

Quote from: Gratch on February 11, 2015, 08:24:36 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on February 11, 2015, 07:12:24 PM

Quote from: Gratch on February 11, 2015, 06:22:57 PM



We're talking about gaming here, not human rights violations.  It's a hobby.  Something I do for fun when I have some extra time.  Sure it's fun to hang out and talk about it here (which I have continued to do for 15 years because I enjoy the company), but the word "serious" has never even crossed my mind.  I suppose that's my disconnect with this whole thing...everyone seems to be howling that this is some sort of large-scale, damning conspiracy that demands immediate attention, and I just don't see it that way at all.

When companies stop making games which appeal to me (which has already started happening, to a large extent), I'll stop buying games and move on to something else.  

I think that is key.  If you donít have a vested interest in the future of the industry, then itís kind of pointless to argue either way, isnít it?  The idea that you can enjoy something until it goes away and then just move on seems kind of selfish.

When did I ever say gaming would go away?  I specifically said that when the games being made don't appeal to me personally, then I have no issues with walking away from the hobby.  I fail to see how that's selfish.



It's incredibly selfish - as in you choosing behaviours that serve only yourself.

This is not unfair, however. Selfish is not bad - the connection there is faulty. Most things we do (even gift-giving) roots to selfish behaviour.


Now, as to Publishers are the Enemy:

They front the money. They invest in developers. If you didn't have publishers, then every. single. game. would be indie. And that is a horrible thing (let's look at the vast number of games in the mobile gaming market).

Publishers need a way to justify investments, often to their share-holders. Applying an agregate score for a developers efforts isn't bad, per se - but using a single number to represent immersion, quality and (ultimately) value on both a sales and consumer interest scale is the flaw.

Good luck building a "these are required to submit to Metacritic" and having a requirement set of values to enter to be considered valid to affect metacritic scoring. Wait, you know what? They're big enough. This is something that could actually work.
25  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, XB1, PC] Evolve (from Turtle Rock) on: February 11, 2015, 08:25:01 PM
PS4, PC or XB1?
26  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel Phase 3 Updates on: February 11, 2015, 05:08:13 PM
And Daredevil? Oh, I know, Punisher! Hulk? Perhaps Ghost Rider is the high ground to defend Marvel's movie-making skill? Tongue

All I'm saying that "Make mine Marvel." should be tempered with "... perhaps." 

'Nuff said. slywink
27  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel Phase 3 Updates on: February 11, 2015, 04:50:20 PM
IMDB is pretty sure that point is focal:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3498820/

That said, I never really much liked the story, and though I enjoy their movies, I can recall Marvels' failures too. Xmen Origins: Wolverine or X-men 3, perhaps?

Civil War is story about Cap. I'd rather see a combined cast for Secret Wars (unlikely, methinks) or the upcoming Infinity Gauntlet/Infinity War (the latter less so).
28  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: NEW 3DS and XL on: February 11, 2015, 04:42:09 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on February 11, 2015, 04:35:11 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on February 11, 2015, 04:29:56 PM

Quote from: Gratch on February 11, 2015, 04:02:02 PM

Lord help me, I'm actually considering picking up a New 3DS.   I can transfer my game data over from my old 3DS system, right?

As you wish. 

Yes you can, but it is a bit tedious.  You need both systems in hand to do a system transfer, which is pretty much an automated process where all your data is moved over to the new system and then deleted from the old. 

Here's how to do it in 16 easy steps!

All you need is:
  • The existing system
  • SD card
  • New Nintendo 3DS XL system
  • Micro SD card of equal or larger size
  • A size 0 Phillips screwdriver
  • A computer
  • An adapter that will accept both sizes of SD cards

... and three drops of griffon's blood.
29  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel Phase 3 Updates on: February 11, 2015, 02:42:26 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on February 10, 2015, 10:44:38 PM

Quote from: rittchard on February 10, 2015, 08:57:43 PM

I do hope they put Spidey in Civil War.  I'd be even happier if they cast Dylan O' Brien, I think he's got just the right amount of charm, nerdiness, sexiness and humor.

http://www.cosmicbooknews.com/content/casting-5-actors-marvels-spider-man

I do hope the stand-alone movie is not yet another retelling of the origin story.  How many different ways can you get bit by a radioactive spider?!?



I'm pretty sure that's the main reason they got him was for the civil war*

*well that and fat stacks of cash

http://marvel.com/universe/Civil_War

This? Ugh, I hope not.
30  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Time for a New Laptop on: February 09, 2015, 07:38:53 PM

Quote from: Lee on February 09, 2015, 05:40:00 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on February 08, 2015, 11:45:22 PM

Lee, I appreciate the insight.  I'm still considering a Mac, but my wife is completely against it.  I think the Surface Pro is interesting, but I already have a great iPad and don't really need another tablet type device (though it sounds like you don't really use it as a tablet).

Yeah, don't think of it as a tablet, it is only in that if you want to sit on the couch and surf the web without a keyboard and mouse you can (but even then it's a bit large and heavy for that). Anything else? Forget it. Even MS is marketing it as a MacBook Air competitor, not versus an iPad.

There are some wonderful touchscreen apps that work best as a tablet (OneNote for instance, or Sketchbook Express, FreshPaint, and a bunch of mindmapping software). There are a handful of must-use apps on it depending on what you want to do, but when it comes to using it as a Tablet, it's more of a "clipboard".

With the unified Windows10 structure that goes RTM in June this year, I fully expect the touch aspect to grow as applications become more universal. Also, Win10 is free to any Win7/Win8 licences for the first year, so it doesn't matter which laptop you go with - you'll be able to bump up when it comes out.

That said, the Windows store isn't chock full of great apps - it's got some of the big hitters and then a bunch of either weak versions of apps from other markets, or knock-offs that may or may not be better than the original (some examples in the windows phone market would be that 6tag from Rudy Hyn is several magnitudes greater than the official Instagram app).

 
31  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I took a wrong turn and ended... on: February 09, 2015, 07:32:18 PM
Don't have a PS4 ... yet.

Waiting for a few more exclusives. Plus my gaming time is compromised at the moment.
32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (2/10) on: February 09, 2015, 04:27:42 PM
I was on the fence, but I've decided to pick up my pre-order for Evolve.

I want to support Turtle Rock, the game is fun, and while I'm not a big fan of MP/only, these are the guys who gave us Left4Dead.

They need love.
33  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I took a wrong turn and ended... on: February 09, 2015, 04:25:54 PM
Welcome back, Shifty!

I'm not here often anymore, and CeeKay has been on hiatus since 2013 (so the post counts have dropped by 2/3s).

I think he's just giving people a chance to catch up to him.
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Clarify something for me concerning the X360 and Live Gold on: February 09, 2015, 04:08:10 PM
I have two Xbox Ones in my family - mine (Day One), and my son's (Xmas). I also have an Xbox 360. I have one gold account (purge). It used to be family - that got shut down by MSFT to meet the design needs of XB1 Gold accounts.

His Xbox One is listed as my "home console" which means he can play games irrespective of internet connection, including downloaded games. Anyone using his console has access to play online due to my Purge account's local account and gold status.

On my console, I need to sign in. When I do, this doesn't affect him or the games he has access to. I have full access to all my games based on my online connection.

Do you know what this means? I can play the same (or any other) of my games, at the same time as my son at any given time. We play Minecraft together. I only own one copy, but it runs independent on both systems - and he plays online with me using his own account with credentials from my local purge license on his console.

How many licenses do you have to own on PS4 to have the same game run simultaneously on two different machines?

Yeah. And this works for my EA Access free games, all applications and games. He's got my entire library at the low low cost of a single console. With full online Gold access under one account at normal price (as opposed to the $100 Family Gold account).

35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What's your biggest gaming disappointment/sleeper hit of 2014? on: January 30, 2015, 07:47:50 PM
Imma gonna go ahead and add Thief to my list.

So uncompelling. Ugh. I'm also getting tired of Assassin's Creed's vision mode popping up in every single game out there. From Dying Light to Tomb Raider to Thief to Watch_Dogs, this mechanic is basically "cheat mode on". Tomb Raider's use felt purely optional, and I suppose Thief's is too, but it feels like Pharrell Williams. It's in everything and doesn't need to be.

Don't get me wrong, I get it. Gamers nowadays need their hand held and do not want to be challenged. I think back to how simplistic and unloved the original Metroid would have been, if there was "Hit A+B to reveal hidden crap". #bombclimbthewall #hellosecrets
36  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (1/27) on: January 28, 2015, 08:49:23 PM
Thanks.
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (1/27) on: January 27, 2015, 09:36:24 PM
XBL Deals for Gold has a huge list of games.

Might pick up Another World (XB1) $4 and NHL15 for 28bux, though I am an EA Access member - I might hold off until they toss it in the vault.

#IDARB comes out late this week for free for XB1 Gold (no confirmed link). I would really like to get Dying Light, but with my backlog I'm fine with waiting.

Chugging through Thief. Ugh.
38  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Windows 10 - Xbox One features on: January 27, 2015, 04:34:51 PM
If you have a webcam, you have a standard mic available.

The Kindle native app on my Surface doesn't let me "right click" to select pages, etc. Gonna reinstall it.

The start menu (full or classic) does not let you sort the "all apps", nor can you press a letter heading and get the alphabet ala normal Win8/winPhone8 functionality.

I can see myself putting in feedback already...
39  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Recommendations for PC Gameplay Recording Software on: January 27, 2015, 04:09:04 PM
Win10 will have that functionality built into the Xbox app (which, as demonstrated at the Win10 event, is not restricted to just MS games).

The version of the app out now does not have it.
40  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1] Borderlands: The Handsome Collection on: January 26, 2015, 02:34:50 PM
:sigh: my saves are on PC. This series stays there for that reason alone.

I've got a bajillion hours in it. Not retreading. Got enough to play on my console.
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 436
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.416 seconds with 20 queries. (Pretty URLs adds 0.329s, 1q)