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81  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Returns) on: July 02, 2015, 04:17:44 PM

Quote from: JayDee on July 02, 2015, 01:16:52 PM

I am loving the game the more I play it. Just finished the Ace Chemicals sequence and man that was some of the most fun I've had on my PS4 in a long, long time. I'm even loving the Batmobile at the moment. So good. Want to play more.

One question I do have with the story though (I'm just past the chemical plant so no spoilers beyond that please).

Spoiler for Hiden:
Is Batman infected with Joker blood or is he just seeing Joker because he's infected with Scarecrow gas? The sequence in the power plant with Joker was a little confusing to me because my wife was asking me a couple of questions and I missed a couple lines of dialog.

That wasn't answered yet (I'm just past there myself).

Spoiler for Hiden:
There is a gap where we don't know who the fifth infected is - whether it be Batman, Gordon, or someone else. I love the fact that Joker is always around to quip etc. Also random thugs you fight will appear as the Joker. Nice touch.
82  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Gay Marriage is now totally a thing. on: June 30, 2015, 03:43:29 PM

Quote from: hepcat on June 30, 2015, 12:44:43 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on June 30, 2015, 03:46:45 AM

The Silent generation? I haven't heard of that one before.

ooooh, i saw what you did there.   ninja

Bet you didn't hear it.
83  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Its the weekend playlist 6/26/15 late edition on: June 30, 2015, 12:27:14 PM
I used what little gaming time I had to level up a cleric from 0-20 in Neverwinter (Double XP weekend).

Played a bit of Batman.
84  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/30) on: June 30, 2015, 12:14:50 PM
Quiplash is also available for XBONE:

http://majornelson.com/2015/06/29/quiplash-is-now-available-for-xbox-one/
85  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2015 on: June 29, 2015, 04:57:09 PM
http://topsy.com/analytics?q1=xbox&q2=wiiu&q3=ps4&via=Topsy

Heh. WiiU
86  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2015 on: June 29, 2015, 03:30:42 PM
According to social media, MS did better than expected:

http://venturebeat.com/2015/06/23/xbox-one-won-e3-at-least-according-to-amazon-and-social-network-data/

Keep in mind that the Amazon info in the article is UK based, but the social media measurement is global (twitter accounting for 84% of the collected data).

87  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you Batman Batman Batman Bat-(sorry) buyying this week? (6/23) on: June 29, 2015, 03:27:23 PM
Returned my Batman disk version - it's good enough to keep so I went ahead with the digital version and the return money went towards the XBONE Lego Dimentia. Err, dimensions? Yeah. Dimensions.
88  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: June 24, 2015, 02:03:01 AM
Dammit. Caved and got the Goddamned Batman.
89  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: June 23, 2015, 05:53:45 AM
... How much do empty drawers cost? Maybe they could cut that particular corner. 😒😉😂
90  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: June 23, 2015, 04:58:02 AM
Imo there wasn't any "drop the mic" conferences.

It looks like between 2015 to 2016, it's a great time to be a gamer.

As for the new UI on xbone, that's windows 10. The quick response will be a blessing. The promise of easier porting of PC games will be the real value though,

We'll see - I've had a mixed bag of experiences.
91  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: June 23, 2015, 04:27:37 AM
Nada.
92  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: June 23, 2015, 04:26:00 AM
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93  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: June 23, 2015, 04:22:59 AM
There was an xb1 release of quantum redshift I think... I'm holding off on any purchases though
94  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Street Fighter V on: June 12, 2015, 04:44:34 PM
FYI: It was said by an unnamed Capcom rep that any iteration of Street Fighter 5 will not be making it to the Xbox side.

*IF* a SF game comes over, it would have to be 6 etc ...
95  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Rocket to the Sun - These Actors Need to go on: June 12, 2015, 04:37:49 PM
Really? slywink My less-than-angry comment was tongue firmly planted in cheek on the word-play of MAD having two meanings - I assumed we all knew that I've got a fairly good grasp of diction.

For me, you should have some sense of pity, understanding or empathy to the main character. His plight was unimportant and had he died half-way through, I wouldn't have cared one smidge. As for madness and redemption, Nicholas Hoult kicked his ass all over the map. As someone who has no strong attachment to the character Max (given my last watching of those films are twenty-five years ago), it means that the direction and acting failed to make him anything more than a placeholder for someone who isn`t a fan. Is that all Hardy's fault? No.

Truth be told, I have yet to see him in a role where I enjoyed any part of his performance. That does not mean I've not enjoyed other aspects of the films (consider for a moment that I liked Mad Max for most things that didn't have to do with him or his portrayal). I enjoyed Inception, Black Hawk Down, This Means War, and even Star Trek: Nemesis (as a silver screen TV episode of ST:NG, certainly not as a film itself). Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a movie I've not seen, and Layer Cake is something I've always been meaning to watch but never have. Having Hardy in them lowers the priority significantly.

I really didn't like the final of Nolan's Batman films. With time passing, they certainly didn't hold my attention as being important in the grand scheme of movies that I've watched and influenced me. Bane was arguably the star of that last movie and Hardy did nothing for me.

TL;DR - If a film has Hardy in it, it lowers my expectation, and if he is starring in it, I'd have to be coaxed into watching it.
96  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Mad Max Returns in Fury Road on: June 11, 2015, 07:52:40 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on June 10, 2015, 03:15:14 AM

Quote from: Purge on June 03, 2015, 02:12:45 PM

FWIW I think Bana's portrayal of Robert Bruce Banner was far more compelling than Norton's, and he seemed genuinely haunted and conflicted.

Tom as Mad Max? Ugh. Too much focus on "madness" (and uncompellingly so) and less on Max.

This was Death Race 2000. That's it.

Well, the first word in the title was "Mad" after all. smile Part of what I liked about this was how Max starts as a feral animal, and gradually regains his humanity over the course of the film. The opening narration is absolutely true when he says he's reduced to a single instinct. That's not a far cry from where he ended up after Thunderdome when he was lost to the sands and the wastelands. One could see him devolving further over time until we meet him again in Fury Road, by which point there's very little humanity left.

Oh, and I barely breathed during the final sequence when he was climbing over the guitarist and the action was happening in 57 different places at the same time. A lesser hack like Michael Bay would have fumbled this so catastrophically I can't even begin to imagine it.

I agree the spectacle was entertaining, but the plot was thin and it was almost like the main character was over-thought and under-delivered (IMO). At best he was a supporting actor. At worst, he was a bloodbag prop with some action scenes thrown in.
97  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1] Halo 5: Guardians on: June 11, 2015, 07:47:09 PM
But if you get it digitally, you can share your game and still get co-op on one license. biggrin biggrin biggrin
98  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 Games you care about on: June 11, 2015, 07:45:52 PM
Amped. I want another Amped like #2 for XB1.

Oh, and for gods sake MS, let me play my own damned music without having a snap window going. I want to suppress game music in favor of something good.
* Purge looks sideways at Neverwinter, Minecraft (my son's obsession).

How about you announce that? Thanks.
99  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Rocket to the Sun - These Actors Need to go on: June 11, 2015, 07:43:40 PM
Tom Hardy - You weren't even a Little Bit Angry Max. In the last two movies I've seen you in, You've had your face covered up.

I appreciate the sentiment.  Given your acceptance of being put on the very front of a vehicle, go ahead and get your blood donor ass up on the top of the rocket.

The seat he would otherwise occupy can go to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley who made Megan Fox look like a real actress. Good luck sneaking that by Statham though.
100  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Kickstarter] Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (Castlevania successor) on: June 11, 2015, 04:01:36 PM
I can give 28bux for a digital copy.
101  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 Games you care about on: June 11, 2015, 03:48:22 PM
Crackdown
Phantom Dust (which they swear isn't dead and gone)


I'm bothered by the "MP only" games - esp. if something like RS:S doesn't have terrorist hunt. I'm truly worried that this will be the E3 where everything I love comes out in the Titanfall / Destiny / Evolve trajectory.

What I really want to see is a coop MP campaign mode for MechWarrior.
102  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Mad Max Returns in Fury Road on: June 04, 2015, 04:13:07 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on June 03, 2015, 03:25:53 PM

Quote from: Purge on June 03, 2015, 02:12:45 PM

FWIW I think Bana's portrayal of Robert Bruce Banner was far more compelling than Norton's, and he seemed genuinely haunted and conflicted.

Tom as Mad Max? Ugh. Too much focus on "madness" (and uncompellingly so) and less on Max.

This was Death Race 2000. That's it.

So I can add movies along with games to things I fundamentally don't agree with Purge on.

... and reciprocated.
103  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Mad Max Returns in Fury Road on: June 03, 2015, 02:12:45 PM
FWIW I think Bana's portrayal of Robert Bruce Banner was far more compelling than Norton's, and he seemed genuinely haunted and conflicted.

Tom as Mad Max? Ugh. Too much focus on "madness" (and uncompellingly so) and less on Max.

This was Death Race 2000. That's it.
104  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Mad Max Returns in Fury Road on: June 03, 2015, 02:09:20 PM
No, I'd call that stupid. slywink
105  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Mad Max Returns in Fury Road on: June 01, 2015, 09:07:39 PM
The more distance I have from the spectacle, the less I remember this movie fondly.

Here's what I thought:

Spoiler for Hiden:
Plotline:
Run away from the big badguy and head to the green land.
Discover it is gone, run back.

Hardy showed up, wore a cut-down mask, and struggled between being a passenger and trying to NOT seem like Cane (and at moments failing miserably). Frankly, if Tom (Max) wasn't in the movie, how much of the movie would be lost? He didn't seem crazy, or mad, just that he had these visions that only plagued him at the most inconvenient times (with one exception).

Nux (Hoult) and Furiosa (Theron) were the heroes of the story. Heck, I liked the wives far better than anything "Max" had to offer.

The special effects were refreshingly good, but the vehicles (after seeing three or so) lost their inventiveness and put me in a position where I, like the people subjugated to what seems to be a tribute to Lynch's portrayal of Vladimir Harkonnen, was starving for something of substance.


I look forward to seeing what possibilities Miller can carve out of the modern version of this world - and much like the history of The Hulk with Bana and Norton, I hope George is brave enough to ditch the dead weight and find someone who can actually bring the role of Max to life.
106  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Mad Max Returns in Fury Road on: May 28, 2015, 04:29:27 PM
I think they need to make an exception for you in the corporate dress code.

Spoiler for Hiden:
Fine. ANOTHER exception.
107  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: May 28, 2015, 04:27:55 PM
All I see is white shorts and a yellow tanktop.

Is there a sailboat or schooner or something?
108  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mad Max - open world game from Avalanche on: May 26, 2015, 08:39:59 PM
Scrotus is the name of the villain? Bollocks!
109  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mad Max - open world game from Avalanche on: May 26, 2015, 07:17:03 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on April 29, 2015, 03:04:43 PM

So basically a Batman/Mordor clone.   I'll wait for reviews

I was getting more of an Interstate 76 vibe, honestly.
110  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I had one job! on: May 22, 2015, 02:37:02 PM
I woulda been a ShiftCARP, but I took an arrow to the knee. frown
111  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Microsoft nabs Bioware talent for MS Studios lead. on: May 20, 2015, 01:15:15 PM
I should mention that Daniel Rubino posted a hands-on impression of Hololens, and what is shown on camera is what you see, though it doesn't really apply to peripheral vision and so you end up having to turn your head to face what it is you want to look at (at least, more than you would naturally).

http://www.windowscentral.com/i-tried-microsofts-hololens

But that might be best addressed in another thread.
112  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Microsoft nabs Bioware talent for MS Studios lead. on: May 20, 2015, 01:12:29 PM
Ah. Haven't followed Bioware much - it's good to have Canadian talent regardless. biggrin

WRT Hololens focus (see what I did there?) it seems they've been suitably slapped on the nose with the rolled up Kinect-covered newspaper. Here's to hoping that either:

A) Hololens can really deliver the experiences they promise
B) They don't put all their eggs in that one basket.

From the W10 direction, I doubt they will fall into that trap (unified marketplace, getting away from iterative OS versions, embracing the competitions development platforms, creating self-contained containers for x86/x64 apps to run in and not spray the hard drive with files everywhere).

MS Studios picks and chooses who they want to publish. I'm not saying he is overseeing the [email protected] here, but simply put - games like Ori and the Blind Forest were selected to be published directly and given more money, access and resources via MS Studios.
113  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: May 20, 2015, 01:03:03 PM

Quote from: Caine on May 16, 2015, 02:33:47 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on May 16, 2015, 01:29:50 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on May 15, 2015, 10:30:14 PM


LOL! Awesome

That is awesome.  Anyone know if he won the fight? 

Here's the weigh-in from Fight Night 65 (Perosh vs. O'Connell) :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jy13oEfLvww#t=1270

and O'Connell won in the first round (within the first minute, I believe).
114  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Microsoft nabs Bioware talent for MS Studios lead. on: May 19, 2015, 07:19:52 PM
Note: Ken tossed this up on the front page yesterday:

http://gamingtrend.com/2015/05/18/mass-effect-creator-joins-microsoft-game-studios-as-creative-director/

Thought I'd open the discussion on it.

Good, bad, ugly?

I'm hopeful that they can foster compelling content, both with indie development and bringing in the big budget ones. I wonder how much EA's purchase had to do with Casey being willing to leave Bioware...
115  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Microsoft nabs Bioware talent for MS Studios lead. on: May 19, 2015, 07:17:49 PM
Dunno if anyone noticed, but Casey Hudson has taken over Creative Director at Microsoft Studios.

http://news.xbox.com/2015/05/xbox-casey-hudson-joins-microsoft-as-creative-director-at-microsoft-studios


He certainly knows AAA game development.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1890556/

Not all of those are considered "great" but in terms of quality and quantity, they're no slouches.
116  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: May 18, 2015, 03:31:19 PM
Doom reboot for sure. Teaser trailer up.
117  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1]Rainbow 6: Siege on: May 15, 2015, 04:40:47 PM
Tango Down!
118  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition on Amazon for 19.99 [XB1 / PS4] on: May 14, 2015, 02:17:00 PM
GT link to find it: Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition

At 20 bux, if you haven't played it this is a no-brainer. One of my favorite games last year (on XB1, resolutiongate be damned slywink )
119  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (5/12) on: May 14, 2015, 01:57:40 PM
XB1 releases this week:

Lifeless Planet
Schrödinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark
120  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: It's been a full month without any new R&P Discussions on: May 09, 2015, 09:14:54 PM
When a table is served for countries to sit at and eat dinner, the USA gets one seat. Europe, as used by Hepcat's original post, takes up 50 of them (with 6 foldup chairs for the partially recognized).

USA is not compromised of multiple sovereign states - even the tribal sovereignty is not recognized outside of the USA.

So while state politics may vary, the image represents the national vote, and using a comparison to indicate it's all the same in Europe would be the same as saying due to Democracy USA voting is the same as the political process in Russia.
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