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1  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSN Montly Free Games on: January 28, 2016, 01:59:05 AM
I haven't been too impressed with the PSN games for the PS4. I subscribed to PSN in August and since then I'm not sure that there has been any game that I've played more than an hour or two. I've been a bit jealous of the games Xbox Live subscribers have been getting...
2  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Fallout 4 PS4 for trade on: January 27, 2016, 12:33:27 AM
No problem. Just let me know.
3  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Fallout 4 PS4 for trade on: January 25, 2016, 03:09:18 AM
I've got Madden 16 that I'd be willing to trade.
4  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: What happened to the smilies? on: December 30, 2015, 08:30:11 PM
5  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout: New Vegas - late to the party thread on: December 28, 2015, 04:29:21 PM
I haven't played Fallout 4, but it seems that encumbrance may be a bigger deal in that game due to the scavenging/town building gameplay. Of course, you'll still want to pick up somethings along the way but it never was a huge deal to me in Fallout: NV (as much as I can remember at least). Plus, it really adds value to Strength and certain perks that increase your carrying weight.
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout: New Vegas - late to the party thread on: December 28, 2015, 02:58:38 PM
Your choices definitely become harder and more nuanced. I think (?) I played on hardcore mode (survival mode?) where water was important and ammunition had weight, among other things. I think that really added to the game but certainly makes it more challenging.
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GOTY 2015 on: December 21, 2015, 06:57:25 PM
Witcher 3 was easily the best game I played this year.

I also really liked Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition (PS4).
8  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1]Fallout 4 on: November 12, 2015, 02:37:42 PM
The Putin one is great. I hope there's an option to go around bare-chested.
9  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: November 04, 2015, 02:48:48 PM
I'm guessing their hope is that you spend money for in-game cash, so that you don't have to repeat everything. I'm only in Season 3 but things are definitely ramping up in difficulty.
10  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: November 02, 2015, 06:23:35 PM
I've been playing Score Hero as well. Pretty fun game, although I have the same nitpicks as you guys. My only other nitpick is that as far as I can tell, the game doesn't tell you what the 3 goals for each match are (i.e. how you earn stars) until after you've completed that node. It can be a bit frustrating getting through a tough node only to get 1 star because I didn't shoot to the top of the goal or make 4 passes...
11  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: November 02, 2015, 06:10:38 PM
Really slow to the point of basically being down.
12  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Flash on: October 28, 2015, 01:27:11 AM
Well Season 1 ended with (SPOILER) a black hole opening up over the city, so you might say that's a bit of a cliff hanger...
13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 10/23/15 Edition on: October 25, 2015, 11:06:28 PM

Quote from: Crusis on October 23, 2015, 08:22:25 PM

I'm having a blast with Wasteland 2 Directors Cut on PS4. After a few hours I finally have the game down. I'm amazed that they ported such an old-school game to PS4 and it's this well done. I'd say I'm 10 hours in and things are really starting to get interesting.

Any issues with the text size? It has looked small in a few screenshots.

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/20) on: October 19, 2015, 05:34:44 PM
Maybe Rebel Galaxy for the PS4, although my hope is that it becomes a PS+ free game in November...
15  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Is There a Better Zombie Book Than World War Z? on: October 01, 2015, 09:18:45 PM
Zombie fiction isn't really my thing, but I really like The Passage by Justin Cronin. I haven't read his follow-up book yet, though.
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/22) on: September 21, 2015, 08:19:31 PM
I have no idea what Extreme Exorcism is, but with a title like that it's got to be great!
17  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: PS4 Rocket League night? on: August 19, 2015, 03:16:47 PM
Ah. I don't have PS Plus so that explains it.
18  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: PS4 Rocket League night? on: August 19, 2015, 01:37:29 PM
Is Rocket League free? I've heard great things but wasn't sure I wanted to pay for something that I probably wouldn't have time to play much (plus, any time I turn on the PS4 my hands won't let me turn anything on other than the Witcher).
19  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Dead of Winter on: August 04, 2015, 06:55:41 PM
I picked this up about 2 months ago and have played it 4 times (I think). I really like it but man is it a hard game to win. In all four games, only one player ever completed all their objectives and that was in the first game when we pretty badly messed some of the rules. In every other game, no one has won.

I also just got Battlestar Galactica (on sale at B&N for $12!); clearly Dead of Winter took a lot of their mechanics from BSG. I've only played one game so far (again messing up some of the rules) and it was fun, but I think I got the most out of it since I was the only player who had seen the show.
20  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: July 17, 2015, 01:24:59 PM

Quote from: farley2k on July 16, 2015, 02:50:28 PM

In 1985, TIME Magazine predicted MJ would look like in 2000

So they thought he would turn into Lando Calrissian?
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: June 24, 2015, 08:22:31 PM
The trick to not wasting times at a loading screen? Don't die.  headbang

I have noticed that since the last patch, the game seems to load a bit more than it used to. Not necessarily at the loading screens, but when starting or stopping conversations (which used to be almost seamless). Resetting the PS4 seemed to help a bit, but it still happens more than it used to.
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Does Fallout New Vegas Build Upon Fallout 3? on: June 09, 2015, 01:32:04 PM
If you're only going to play one (and giving how long they are, that's probably not unlikely), I would go with New Vegas. It builds upon pretty much every aspect of Fallout 3, getting rid of some annoying aspects (a lot of the scaling issues, for instance) and has a better story with better choices.
23  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 4 is coming (please mark spoilers) on: May 22, 2015, 05:19:10 AM

Quote from: rittchard on May 21, 2015, 04:58:52 PM

Winter has been coming for five seasons lol, just how long does it take to come?

If I remember the book correctly, "winter" isn't a something that lasts 1/4 of a year but may last many years. Similarly, their "summer" may last multiple years (I think they referenced at some point that the current summer was the longest they can remember - maybe 10/15 years? - meaning that they expect a long winter as well). So when they say "winter is coming" they don't necessarily mean it's coming in a few months.
24  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 4 is coming (please mark spoilers) on: May 21, 2015, 04:45:55 PM

Quote from: Fireball on May 21, 2015, 03:36:28 PM


And I recognize that the producers have a broad outline of how the story ends. That's part of what annoys me so much (at Martin) about the show this season.

Spoiler for Hiden:
Clearly, they can alter things that play directly towards the ending of the story, so certain plots are continuing mostly unchanged (Cersei, Jon, Tyrion, Arya), while others have seen major modifications that may or may not end up in the same place (Sam, Brienne, Danaerys), and others are just absurdly different (Sansa, Jamie), thus indicating that all of the tedious plotting in the books about those characters int he last two bloated volumes was *ENTIRELY* pointless.

I don't think that's necessarily the case at all. As far as I understand, the producers only have the broad outline, for example (speculative spoiler)
Spoiler for Hiden:
that Dany comes to Westeros and joins with Jon Snow to defeat the white walkers.
That doesn't mean that the other characters don't have important roles to play in the books to achieve that ending that will now likely differ greatly from the show. I of course don't know the details of what Martin told the producers, but I'm guessing he didn't lay out for them the story arch for every character.
25  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 4 is coming (please mark spoilers) on: May 20, 2015, 05:28:39 AM
There was also Dany and Drogo, which to modern sensibilities would definitely be considered rape (and is very similar to what happened with Sansa). But those are the only ones I can think of as well.
26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: May 14, 2015, 07:02:15 PM

Quote from: farley2k on May 14, 2015, 06:18:16 PM

Unfortunately, I can only remember that I went with the elves in the Witcher 2. All the other decisions only same vaguely familiar.  icon_cry
27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: May 12, 2015, 06:43:13 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on May 12, 2015, 06:02:08 PM

Quote from: Zinfan on May 12, 2015, 05:55:57 PM

Well CDPR knew what they had I guess, it is nice to see a game reviewed a week before release.  Steam version already bought via gift cards (work gave me $50 in Best Buy cards for my usual exemplary work 😎) so we shall see how a i5 with GTX680 performs.

How did you use a Best Buy Gift card for a Steam Key... just wondering

I *think* you can buy Steam Card Keys at Best Buy?
28  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: May 12, 2015, 02:12:02 PM
This might be the game that compels me to get a PS4....
29  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Ex Machina on: May 09, 2015, 03:45:59 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on May 09, 2015, 01:04:34 AM

Right!  And had he
Spoiler for Hiden:
not given her the impression that he would stay in that house with her, instead of leaving and exploring the world with her, she might not have left him behind!

Spoiler for Hiden:
I never got the impression that he wanted to just stay in the house with her. After all, he said he would enjoy going on a date to an intersection. I think she just knew that her best chance at true freedom was to make sure only she left the house.
30  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Dead of Winter on: May 06, 2015, 02:43:36 PM
I had been looking for this game for awhile but it's always seemingly in high demand and out-of-stock (unless I want to pay outrageous prices). I did find a great deal for it at B&N, but a few days after I ordered it I got the dreaded "order has been cancelled" notification.  disgust
31  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Jurassic World on: April 20, 2015, 05:46:39 PM
Also, where are the feathers on the dinosaurs??!!!
32  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Jurassic World on: April 20, 2015, 05:45:58 PM
Well, after that trailer I went from "this looks like utter crap" to "this looks like crap but I kind of want to see it". I'm such a sucker for dinosaurs.

But is it me or do the raptors look worse than the raptors from the original Jurassic Park?
33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Pillars of Eternity on: April 06, 2015, 12:42:45 PM

Quote from: Greg Wak on April 06, 2015, 03:39:58 AM

And no experience for killing things after the first encounter seems odd.

I'm not sure that's the case. There's a certain amount of experience you can gain per monster type. Usually you don't gain all that experience in your first encounter unless you fight a large group of that monster type. For instance, I've killed a few trolls and still haven't earned all the possible troll experience.

Also, if you haven't, check out the beastary. As you kill more of each monster type you get more information about their stats (and weaknesses?). It's pretty cool.
34  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NBC] Community on: March 19, 2015, 03:51:48 AM
I just tried watching the episode without much luck using Yahoo Screen. The first problems were minor (a bit of stuttering, an ad playing sound from the wrong ad, etc) but the show generally played ok. At least until I got to about the 9.5 minute mark. Then it just paused up. I tried refreshing a couple of times and exiting and restarting, but each time I got to around the same time and the show just locked up. Hopefully these kinks get worked out soon.
35  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: January 18, 2015, 03:33:33 PM

Quote from: naednek on January 18, 2015, 01:35:52 AM

I don't know about that being legit.  Why would you need a dash cam facing the cop.  Shouldn't it be facing the road?  Seems a bit staged.

I wouldn't  surprise me if many cop cars had multiple cameras, so that part doesn't seem weird to me. The high quality of the music seems like it was overlaid on the video though. Still funny.
36  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 16 on: December 20, 2014, 04:02:20 PM

Quote from: Caine on December 19, 2014, 04:07:03 PM

In all fairness, yes that call was definitely blown on the roughing call.  Although it would not have changed the outcome of the game, just the final score. 

That's really impossible to say as it would've changed the 49ers' offensive strategy. For instance, in the 4th quarter on the Seahawks side of the field, they probably would've gone for a FG on 4th down to make it a 3 point game instead of going for it (and not getting the 1st). So while you can look back and say those extra 4 points weren't the difference in the game, it certainly changed how both teams played.
37  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Podcasts on: December 18, 2014, 01:51:42 PM
This is how Serial will end.
38  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Podcasts on: December 15, 2014, 09:28:46 PM
Slate has listed their 25 best podcast episodes ever. Lots of good stuff in there.
39  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: So, grabbed a new ps4 and I'm over... on: December 12, 2014, 02:02:00 PM

Quote from: Harpua3 on December 09, 2014, 11:23:39 AM

The other one crapped out over the weekend:(.

What's the warranty on the PS4s? Were you able to replace it for free?
40  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help/Advice for amateur fighting on: December 08, 2014, 08:56:24 PM

Quote from: Roman on December 08, 2014, 06:48:30 PM

jeebus! You're just like Jason Bourne now!

It's especially impressive since Kato's third kick hit his opponent's leg!  eek
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