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1  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!!!
2  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.
3  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!!!!!)
4  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
5  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.
6  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.
7  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!
8  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.
9  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.
10  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.
11  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
12  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
13  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".
14  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
15  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.
16  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Cards Against Humanity holiday thing on: November 13, 2014, 08:36:51 PM
Boughten.

17  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
18  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.
19  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
20  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.
21  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.
22  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.
23  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).
24  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.
25  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
26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Just Cause 3 on: November 12, 2014, 01:36:32 PM
TBH. Just Cause 2 had DLC, which could be considered micro-transactions.

I expected the same here - but I don't really care - I want to Bionic Commando all over the place all over again!!!
27  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: [PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox1, Xbox 360]Can we dispense with the thread naming convention on: November 12, 2014, 01:32:21 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on November 12, 2014, 06:53:10 AM

Assassin's Creed: Unity
[PC, XBO, PS4]

WITCH!!! HE'S A WITCH!!! WHAT SORCERCY IS THIS?!!!
28  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Just Cause 3 on: November 10, 2014, 02:02:47 PM

Quote from: Caine on November 07, 2014, 03:31:31 PM

That really urks me.  Come on SE, stop fucking around with this consumer-hating garbage.  First you drop TR2 from a mult-plat to exclusive for money, now you add f2p transactions to an open world game?  If they go this route, then I'll have no trouble skipping your games.

SE, are you trying to top EA for the most hated gaming company? 

Consumer hating garbage?

Dude, you really need to look at SE's history with where Final Fantasy has landed - they've never EVER had a problem with swinging on one console or another.
29  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/11) on: November 10, 2014, 01:43:11 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on November 10, 2014, 12:23:58 PM

Technically not "allowed" to buy games from now until Dec. 25th due to birthday/Christmas, but I pretty much know that I'll be getting AC: Unity and Master Chief Collection this week. I'll also be getting either Lords of the Fallen or Alien Isolation through the Target B2G1 free promotion.

I'm really going to be stocked up on AAA games by the end of the year. I'm desperately trying to finish up Sunset Overdrive to prepare for the coming flood.



Not loving Sunset Overdrive, TBH.

Also, that MCC collection $10 card applies to digital version too - have it preloaded on XB1. (This was new to me - I looked all over and before they didn't specify digital)

Quote
Valid during pre-order period for customers who pre-order a qualifying Xbox One or Xbox 360 game from a Microsoft retail or online store in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico) or Canada. After you preorder, you’ll receive a promotional code at the email address associated with your purchase within 10 days of game being shipped. Limit one (1) $10 gift card per qualifying Xbox One or Xbox 360 game purchased for up to three (3) game titles. Expiration dates may apply to redeem your gift code to your Microsoft Account, and then to spend your gift code funds. Gift code funds can only be used for purchases at select Microsoft and Xbox online stores. Must be 13+. For eligible purchases (exclusions apply) at select Xbox stores, the Windows Phone store, the Windows store, and other participating Microsoft online stores. Subject to full terms at www.microsoft.com/en-ca/giftcard. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. This offer will be extended to all existing pre-orders.

EB called to tell me AssCreed preorder is in. I think I'm going to wave this one off though. I simply have too much to pay a premium for a game I'm unlikely to play right now.
30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 06, 2014, 02:56:34 PM
Quote
February Updates

1.    See and manage your storage space
 2.    Control your install lineup and more easily manage your download queue
 3.    Separate My Games and My Apps lists so you can easily create separate queues for both
 4.    Track how much battery life is left on your controller
 5.    Support for your USB keyboard with your Xbox One

March Updates

6.    Friends list moved to front and center on the homepage of the Friends app
 7.    Party chat turns on by default
 8.    Chat with friends playing different games
 9.    “Invite friends to game” option available in your multiplayer titles
 10.    See a list of “Recent Players”
 11.    Twitch live streaming support
 12.    Optical out supports 5.1 Dolby Digital
 13.    Support for Dolby Digital surround sound over HDMI
 14.    Support for 50Hz output for TV
 15.    Tailor the number of volume up/down adjustments
 16.    SmartGlass updates: Receive notifications of Xbox Live messages, check out what your friends are doing, see their latest highlight clips, and unsnap apps with SmartGlass
 17.    Support for new Xbox One accessories: Xbox One Stereo Headset and Adapter, Xbox One Media Remote, and third party headsets
 18.    Browser improvements: Direct link to IE, new gesture and controller features for Bing and Google maps, and search improvements
 19.    IR blasting of power and volume to TVs/AVRs for all regions
 20.    Easy sound bar setup
 21.    View Game Clips in Snap mode
 22.    Passkey feature to protect user settings

April Updates

 23.    Support for 50Hzoutput for Blu-ray
 24.    Controller and headset adaptor firmware updates that reduce audio static and improve wireless connectivity
 25.    Silent reboot after system updates and system update on demand
 26.    Improved GameDVR video quality through compression algorithm improvements
 27.    Kinect voice and motion improvements for quality and reliability of Xbox One commands
 28.    Game save progress bar shows the status of your game saves
 29.    See what games and apps are being updated or have been updated recently
 30.    Notifications to see when favorites and friends sign in to Xbox Live
 31.    Friends who are in multiplayer are identified in the friends list

May Updates

 32.    Sound Mixer for apps in Snap mode
 33.    Volume control when using Kinect with chat
 34.    Opt-in to help improve speech recognition
 35.    Take the next system update when you want

June Updates

 36.    External storage support
 37.    The ability to add your real name
 38.    OneGuide and Universal Remote Control added to SmartGlass
 39.    Select an account for automatic sign-in
 40.    For Xbox One owners in Canada and Europe, access to OneGuide and more TV, SmartGlass, and voice features
 41.    Games with Gold & Deals with Gold
 42.    All Xbox Live members can access popular gaming and entertainment apps without a Gold membership

July Updates

 43.    Snap Mode for Achievements
 44.    Double-tap to launch Snap Center
 45.    Choice of spoken language in New Zealand, Ireland, and Austria
 46.    Background updates for future digital bundles and compilation discs
 47.    Ability to like GameDVR clips

August Updates

 48.    Activity feed updates: New ways for you to interact with friends in the activity feed
 49.    Mobile purchase from SmartGlass or Xbox.com
 50.    Low battery notification
 51.    Disable notifications during video
 52.    Enabling 3D Blu-ray
 53.    OneGuide in Brazil, Mexico, Austria and Ireland
 54.    Last seen time in Friends list
 55.    Pre-order and pre-download titles

September Updates

 56.    Expanded Friends area on Home
 57.    A new Media Player app for USB and DLNA playback
 58.    Improved Party app with party leader settings
 59.    New features for SmartGlass: Post status messages from the Activity Feed and comments, share items from both your Activity Feed and Game Clips, personalized Activity Feed added to your profile, threaded messages, record game clips directly from the Now Playing bar, What’s New page highlighting the features of each release
 60.    “Xbox On” capabilities in Australia, Canada (French), Italy, Spain, Mexico and Brazil
 61.    Boot directly to television when coming out of connected standby  
 62.    Manage controllers and other accessories under Settings – Devices & Accessories
 63.    Bandwidth Usage shows users how much bandwidth their Xbox One is consuming over a period of time
 64.    Choose multiple GameDVR clips to delete at once in the Upload app
 65.    Save Avatar Gamerpics to users’ OneDrive

October Updates

 66.    Snap Center updated to include quick access to Friends, Messages, Achievements, Game DVR, clock and battery indicator
 67.    Friends Snap App
 68.    Messages Snap App
69.    Achievements App
 70.    See a list of top games in your profile and your friend’s most popular games in the Friend's section of SmartGlass
 71.    Improvements for TV and video
 72.    Media Player DLNA and MKV support
 73.    Live TV Trending based on your country and OneGuide settings
 74.    USB-attached Xbox One Digital TV Tuner available in Europe (UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain)
 75.    Stream TV to SmartGlass with the Xbox One Digital TV Tuner
 76.    Live TV MiniGuide for markets where OneGuide is available
 77.    OneGuide in 12 new countries
 78.    Apps with live TV channels include their TV listings within OneGuide and other Xbox TV features work with these apps
 79.    Universal remote control in SmartGlass
 80.    Live TV initial setup experience
 81.    Live TV cable & satellite box auto-detection
 82.    Updated Devices & Accessories page
 83.    Firmware updates
 84.    Find my Controller to easily find (or identify) a controller by making it vibrate
 85.    Hide Games & Apps on your console
 86.    Password resets and added protection made easier

November Updates

 87.    Custom backgrounds
 88.    Share your location and bio as part of your profile and select a set of showcase items that are displayed
 89.    Tweet about your favorite game clips
 90.    Live TV Trending
 91.    Twitter TV Trending
 92.    Xbox TV Trending
 93.    Tweets in MiniGuide
 94.    Recents and Favorites in MiniGuide
 95.    Store pages on Xbox One improved to quickly browse and find content
 96.    Friends’ game activity on SmartGlass
 97.    Games with Gold & Deals with Gold on SmartGlass
 98.    SmartGlass Store improved to easily find and download apps for your Xbox One, and a Coming Soon filter for Games and Add Ons
 99.    Easily snap from a full screen experience and move Internet Explorer into snap mode
 100.    Internet Explorer featured sites
 101.    My Stats shared in Preview dashboard
 102.    Leaderboard added that shows how you stack up against your friends

Granted, half of those updates simply should have been there from the start - there is no contest that they rushed this out the door to make a street date.

Love being able to use achievement art as wallpaper, and MKV support. biggrin

Note: there will be no December update - in January we can expect more.
31  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 04, 2014, 04:15:42 PM
EA Pass gets you the demo early, and free (ish)
32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360,XB1] Forza Horizon 2 on: November 04, 2014, 03:29:17 PM
Who's drivatar do I have to PIT to get into a clan around here?!
33  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Crisis of faith or is it over? on: October 27, 2014, 11:52:29 AM
I am a positive person - I am grateful for my life, both for successes and challenges.
I am open to the world, and push positive energy out which reflects and comes back to me. I have faith that these good things will happen (without evidence to prove they will).

God, the universe, the life force, whatever you call it, it reacts to the frequency of your life - the higher the frequency, the better it is.

My faith requires no history lessons, or the indoctrination of my children. Just as both plants and animals which are loved and fed as they grow, feeling and living and loving, the moment we live in is the solely the present.  since we have no tardis to examine the events or motivations of those who've crafted the faiths we hold so dear, I've release myself of the baggage and bondage to the words and ideas of the past.

I have faith that this is the right thing to do.

(my 2c)

34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/27) on: October 27, 2014, 11:40:41 AM
Sunset overdrive disk version. If I beat it/hate it within a week, I can get full credit for another game (eb games platinum card).

Skimmed Ron's review. Sounds like a fun romp.
35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: October 22, 2014, 01:11:55 PM
It doesn`t take too long to level up to 20, but I agree with Roman. There simply is way more compelling gameplay out there. Destiny will eventually be worth playing (assuming their 10yr plan works).

Play this then. Hell, I`d hesitated less to get the Halo MCC than I did with Destiny - I own it only because I had a digital preorder I had forgotten about.
36  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: October 22, 2014, 11:49:37 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on October 21, 2014, 08:05:46 PM

not available in the USA

As I said, I want one. I did not specify what markets it`s in. The announcement of it being launched exclusively in five European markets (only ) was released at the beginning of August.

It`s just that it`s an awesome add-on to the console, and I`m hoping to hear it will be coming to North America.


I may even import it, but the problem is the programming on One Guide would be pointless.
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/20) on: October 21, 2014, 07:26:46 PM

Quote from: rittchard on October 21, 2014, 05:24:56 PM

I hadn't heard of Fantasy Life until this thread - sounds like something I'd really like so I'll probably grab that!

saywhat icon_surprised slywink
38  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: October 21, 2014, 07:21:10 PM
I WANT ONE NOW!!!

This is by and far the best thing ever for anyone considering dropping cable. The fact that it can stream to other devices WHILE PLAYING GAMES, and adds buffering for PVR-lite experiences for TV is phenomenal - and you can change quality settings too if that's your thing.

I get two channels right now, and I hate watching them as I have commercials. Now the only thing I'd like to see them expand is allowing a full PVR where I can get the XBONE to record shows I want to watch, so I'm not ruled by broadcast times on free-to-air channels.
39  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Attention Kato: This thread has no spiders in it. on: October 21, 2014, 07:17:47 PM
Ah, see? Now that's a considerate post.

Thank you Caine. You are a prince among men.
40  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Attention Kato: This thread has no spiders in it. on: October 20, 2014, 07:36:28 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on October 20, 2014, 06:09:49 PM


"Prickly hairs and 2-inch fangs" Really? This is not the thread for this discussion.

Once again, Kato, I extend a further apology. This is a senseless post and completely ignores a well documented fear of yours.

I urge you not to click the link, and find out that this puppy-sized spider will attack anything it encounters, and is nocturnal in nature.
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