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1  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: July 31, 2014, 04:31:20 PM
I bought one of those $200 refurbished Wii U consoles and just received it and set it up last night. I had returned my previous Wii U because I was having network connection issues.

This console looks brand new and works flawlessly! I bought the digital versions of Mario World and Mario Kart 8, looking forward to some local multiplayer on both.
2  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Plus - Now with lots more free games! on: July 31, 2014, 04:27:28 PM
I would actually love to see more ports on PS4 through Plus. For example, Crysis 3 at 1080/60fps. It should be much easier to do than somethnig like TLOU: Remastered, since there's a PC version already built with the high-res assets and such.
3  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] The Last Of Us on: July 30, 2014, 05:16:25 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on July 30, 2014, 02:10:52 PM

Looking at the photomode pics people are putting up and it's really tempting me to grab it again despite having a bunch of other unfinished games to play...

Yeah, the photo mode is pretty ridiculous (in a good way). It's a mini-game unto itself.

The framerate is odd. It's not a rock-solid 60, I noticed dips - likely into the low/mid 50s- during some explosions in the opening gameplay. Also, the motion of the characters during cutscenes seems too fast, the way movies in 48fps do.

I'm not complaining, I'm fine minor dips that don't affect the gameplay (like making it harder to aim, etc.), and I'm sure I'll get used to the motion in the cutscenes. It's certainly a beautiful game and benefits from the higher resolution. I'm looking forward to actually finishing the game this time around after putting it down half way through on the PS3.
4  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: July 26, 2014, 08:23:27 PM
I was hoping Journey would come to PS4!
5  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Oddworld: New... but is it Tasty? on: July 22, 2014, 05:12:09 PM
Oddworld New 'n' Tasty releases today on EVERY platform. It takes the story and overall style of the original, Abe's Oddysee, and completely rebuilds the rest. The reddit review thread shows very positive reviews. I missed this game when it first came out on Playstation, but intend to buy the PS4 version this evening when I get home.

Looking forward to impressions!

6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/neXtBox/360/Ps3/Ps4] Wolfenstein:The New Order on: July 22, 2014, 05:02:53 PM
I finished this on Saturday night. Overall it was a fun game but I enjoyed the first half much more than the second, the level design and combat scenarios just started degrading at that point. I enjoyed the prolonged narrative sequences, where you're just exploring the area and talking to people, it reminded me of Starbreeze games like Riddick, The Darkness, and Syndicate, all of which I greatly enjoyed.

This was a great first effort by Machine Games as a new studio, I'm glad the game was successful for them and I look forward to their next project.

If I was reviewing the game (which I suppose I am!) I'd give it a 3/5.
7  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So...what would ya say...ya do here? on: July 18, 2014, 09:41:48 PM
Analyst, Business Intelligence and Performance at SoftBank, a Japanese telecom that just bought Sprint and is planning to buy T-Mobile next. I analyze data and build reports.

Also an Editor at Gaming Trend =)
8  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] The Last Of Us on: July 17, 2014, 01:38:15 AM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on July 16, 2014, 05:02:25 PM

They're saying that's not the case and it's there more for the purists as apparently it was requested.  We'll see either way in a few weeks.

Good to know!
9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] The Last Of Us on: July 16, 2014, 04:55:50 PM
There was a Sony press event last night and many outlets played Remastered, I enjoyed Polygon's impressions on the updated graphics. What makes me nervous, though, is the fact that they're including a 30FPS lock, which indicates a wavering framerate. I'm hoping the lock is geared towards multiplayer...
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I urge you to experience Towerfall's local multiplayer on: July 15, 2014, 08:16:11 PM

Quote from: The Grue on July 15, 2014, 07:53:08 PM

I have it downloaded, but haven't tried it yet.  I don't think I realized there was a co-op mode.  Will have to play with my daughter.

Yep, the co-op mode was added for the PS4 and PC versions (this originally released on the Ouya).
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I urge you to experience Towerfall's local multiplayer on: July 15, 2014, 07:29:05 PM
I haven't done much multiplayer gaming in the last 3-4 years. I've always attributed it to a lack of time - I don't want to schedule gaming sessions and I don't want to spend the time to get good at anything. However, after my session with Towerfall I realized it has a lot to do with the games themselves. My friend wanted to celebrate getting a job at Blizzard by playing some video games together, so I invited him over last weekend with Resogun, Mercenary Kings, Trine 2, and Towerfall Ascension on PS4 as our options (all free PS Plus indie titles!).

Each game is great for local co-op, but Towerfall is by far the most fun. We played for about three hours, going through the coop quest mode and facing each other 1 on 1 in deathmatch. The gameplay is made up of arena based combat that, to me, draws from Super Smash Bros. and PacMan. The action is fast-paced but very strategy oriented, there's a great balance of needing to be nimble with your movement, accurate with your shooting, and intelligent with your approach. It's a very simple game up front but, similar to SSB, gets deeper the more you play it.

With just my friend and I we had a blast with Towerfall, the deathmatch would have been even more fun with 3 or 4 players. It's easily one of the best local multiplayer games I've ever played, partly because it's so easy to pick up and grasp.

The game is out on PS4 and Steam. Find some friends, grab your mom, find a local gaming group, and play this game.
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1]Homefront: Revolution on: July 15, 2014, 06:48:29 PM
Aside from the first Crysis and Far Cry they haven't been very successful. I did enjoy Crysis 3, though.
13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/neXtBox/360/Ps3/Ps4] Wolfenstein:The New Order on: July 09, 2014, 05:24:45 AM
I'm still making my way through this on PS4 after starting it on release date. I guess getting married and moving take up all your bloody time!

Anyways, I was loving the game up to the moon station level. Terrible level design. I'm hoping I'm in a third act lull and things will pick up during the final stretch.
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Broken Age (formerly Double Fine Adventure) on: July 01, 2014, 06:10:48 AM

Quote from: Travis on June 29, 2014, 08:31:31 PM

Quote from: Caine on June 28, 2014, 07:04:26 PM

so, general consensus on this one?  Steam has this for a flash sale at $8.49 today. 
I quit half way through.  It just didn't grab me and I am an adventure game fan. 

I didn't like it. I thought the puzzles were lame and the gameplay extremely repetitive, even compared to the usual amount of backtracking in most adventure games.
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] The Last Of Us on: June 24, 2014, 01:04:21 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on June 23, 2014, 05:46:38 AM


I wonder what prompted the price drop. I already have it pre-ordered, so that's cool if they want to give me $10 back.
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: June 16, 2014, 07:59:39 PM

Quote from: Caine on June 16, 2014, 03:21:28 PM

The alpha has been extended for a while.  btw, had I known that the alpha keys were going for $40 on ebay, I would have tried selling it.  insane that anyone would pay that much for a limited time trial. 

Quote from: @Bungie
There's a rumor that the #Destiny Alpha might be extended to allow dangerous experiments. Play beyond the official close at your own risk!

Is the risk just in losing character data? The way they're wording it, you would think the hardware was at risk...
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: June 13, 2014, 11:32:45 PM
Zelda looks fantastic. Nothing else caught my attention, though. I would love for the Wii U to start turning around, maybe after a few more releases and another price drop it will find its groove.
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mario Kart 8 [Wii U] on: June 03, 2014, 10:02:38 PM
Is Luigi the only character in the game who looks at opponents and/or makes an angry face?
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 5/23/14 on: May 23, 2014, 09:55:03 PM
Wolfenstein and Dust: An Elysian tale for me, with a dash of Hearthstone on iPad.
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/neXtBox/360/Ps3/Ps4] Wolfenstein:The New Order on: May 23, 2014, 07:26:10 PM
I didn't think the gun sounds were too low, but the old guy whose always yapping at me over the radio is hard to hear when there's action going on, I usually rely on subtitles.

I'm really, really digging the game so far. I'm still extremely early in the campaign, but I came across the first collectible letter and was delighted at how well-written and interesting it was. The story of the soldier in Africa being ambushed was riveting. I hope the letters maintain that level of quality, I'll be searching every nook and cranny for them.
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/neXtBox/360/Ps3/Ps4] Wolfenstein:The New Order on: May 23, 2014, 02:45:44 AM
I think he was playing with the invincibility cheat code  slywink


22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, XB1, PC] Evolve (from Turtle Rock) on: May 22, 2014, 07:53:30 PM
When I first heard about Evolve I didn't think much of it, but watching the new trailers that have come out this week has piqued my interest considerably. It looks like a really fun, polished multiplayer experience. I love the graphics, too.
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/neXtBox/360/Ps3/Ps4] Wolfenstein:The New Order on: May 22, 2014, 04:51:01 PM
I played a bit more last night... which still doesn't amount to more than an hour of total time played. I had fun dual wielding two automatic rifles, and those robot dogs are creepy...
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Transistor (Super Giant Games – Bastion) on: May 21, 2014, 11:29:33 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on May 21, 2014, 05:00:15 PM

Quote from: Ridah on May 21, 2014, 04:19:18 PM


That sentiment holds up regardless of which machine you own. If you own an XB1, why buy a PS4 or PC? If you own a PS4, why bother with a PC or XB1? I think it's a good problem to have... the fact that there's not much of a content delta between each platform.

Of course, that all goes out the window if your primary focus is F2P or obscure indie titles. Then you should probably stick to a low/mid spec PC.
One console is roughly as good as the other but PC games offer better graphics, performance, customization and are cheaper 99% of the time.  That said, I do miss the days of good console exclusives.  It made things much more interesting and helped drive the industry.

That's assuming every PC owner has a PC that's powerful enough to output better graphics than a PS4 or XB1 version. I would look somewhere between the minimum and recommended specs of a Valve game, because they unquestionably have more user hardware data than any other game company, and assume that's the range most PC gamers exist in. Going off that, I would say that for most people the PS4 and XB1 offer comparable if not better graphics than what their PC can produce.

I agree, though. It was fun debating Mario Vs. Sonic, Final Fantasy Vs. Zelda, etc.
25  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/neXtBox/360/Ps3/Ps4] Wolfenstein:The New Order on: May 21, 2014, 11:21:35 PM

Quote from: TiLT on May 21, 2014, 09:12:47 PM

Quote from: naednek on May 21, 2014, 09:08:47 PM

wished I remember where I read it, but I heard it was short.

I wish you'd remember that too, because that's complete bullshit. The game is long. It's estimated that a normal playthrough would take 15-20 hours, but it looks like mine will take more than that. This is an extremely long campaign for an FPS.

I'm curious, how does the length compare to Riddick and The Darkness's campaigns?
26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: May 21, 2014, 04:22:36 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on May 21, 2014, 12:25:13 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on May 20, 2014, 05:20:59 PM

Quote from: Ridah on May 20, 2014, 04:25:57 PM

I just started playing this on my iPad Air last week and am truly loving the game. Although, sometimes I feel like winning has more to do with how good your cards are and luck of the draw more than strategy. But that's probably a common newbie perspective.

Does your hero's level decrease over time? I got my priest to level 10, which didn't take that long. I haven't played in a couple days, should I expect him to have dipped a little?

Hero level never decreases. Only rank increases and decreases (but not below level 20 each season if you pass it) when you play ranked mode.

I agree with Wonderpug, this game is definitely not pay to win. 

When it comes to spending your hard earned gold, I recommend playing in the Arena.  You're guaranteed a pack, get great experience with different classes and cards, and will likely get some dust or something else at least.   

Additionally, I'm all for playing whatever class you enjoy the most, but thought you would like to know that the Priest is currently at the bottom when it comes to winning percentage in constructed ranked games.  Plenty have played Priest all the way to Legend, but since you're new I thought you would like to know you're playing the weakest class. 


In that case I should continue playing the Priest. If Hearthstone is anything like WoW, the weakest class gets a boost at some point and becomes overpowered for a while smile
27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Transistor (Super Giant Games – Bastion) on: May 21, 2014, 04:19:18 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on May 21, 2014, 04:03:10 PM

Quote from: Harpua3 on May 21, 2014, 03:21:29 PM

Quote from: Scraper on May 21, 2014, 12:07:06 AM

Who keeps complaining that the PS4 needs games? I already have a freaking backlog. The Show, Child of Light, and now Transistor and Wolfenstein, since both are getting good reviews.

I seriously don't get it either. It's like people don't remember other launch windows...
Those are multiplatform games.  People who complain about the lack of games are usually people who already have a powerful PC and have no reason to buy either console right now.  As a predominantly PC gamer I see no reason to buy a PS4 now, or unless e3 amazes, anytime in the near future.
That sentiment holds up regardless of which machine you own. If you own an XB1, why buy a PS4 or PC? If you own a PS4, why bother with a PC or XB1? I think it's a good problem to have... the fact that there's not much of a content delta between each platform.

Of course, that all goes out the window if your primary focus is F2P or obscure indie titles. Then you should probably stick to a low/mid spec PC.
28  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: May 21, 2014, 04:13:34 PM
I know allowing us to connect an external storage drive is a great option, but it's one that I probably won't ever exercise. I'm simply not willing to have an extra drive hanging off the console.
29  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/neXtBox/360/Ps3/Ps4] Wolfenstein:The New Order on: May 21, 2014, 04:11:38 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on May 21, 2014, 12:16:13 AM

Quote from: Ridah on May 20, 2014, 11:05:38 PM

I was planning to buy it on PC but people are saying that version isn't optimized well.

Tilt, how's the framerate on PS4 - Solid 30?

It's 60, and I havent noticed any hiccups so far.

That's good, makes up for the low res textures. Or whatever it is that's making the game look so last-gen.
30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/neXtBox/360/Ps3/Ps4] Wolfenstein:The New Order on: May 21, 2014, 04:10:49 PM
I booted the game this morning and it appeared that the download/install process completed over night. Or at least there's more content then there was before. I don't mind dealing with the growing pains of this process with Sony, I'll never buy a physical copy of a game again.
31  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/neXtBox/360/Ps3/Ps4] Wolfenstein:The New Order on: May 21, 2014, 06:22:10 AM
I played through the intro segment... or at least part of it. And then the game said it ran out of content and that I need to wait for it to install (this was a digital purchase, obviously). There was nothing in the dashboard that indicated the game was still in the process of installing, but there's no way for me to continue playing right now. Whatever it's doing I hope it's done tomorrow night when I try play again.
32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/neXtBox/360/Ps3/Ps4] Wolfenstein:The New Order on: May 20, 2014, 11:05:38 PM
I was planning to buy it on PC but people are saying that version isn't optimized well.

Tilt, how's the framerate on PS4 - Solid 30?
33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Transistor (Super Giant Games Bastion) on: May 20, 2014, 10:24:57 PM
I'm planning to download it on my PS4 tonight! And Wolfenstein...  icon_eek
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Transistor (Super Giant Games Bastion) on: May 20, 2014, 10:24:18 PM

Quote from: Caine on May 20, 2014, 05:20:09 PM

listening to the soundtrack now.  very nice music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jx0d7rSabFY

Thanks for that!
35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Transistor (Super Giant Games Bastion) on: May 20, 2014, 04:27:28 PM
Where are the reviews for this game? It launches today, no?
36  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: May 20, 2014, 04:25:57 PM
I just started playing this on my iPad Air last week and am truly loving the game. Although, sometimes I feel like winning has more to do with how good your cards are and luck of the draw more than strategy. But that's probably a common newbie perspective.

Does your hero's level decrease over time? I got my priest to level 10, which didn't take that long. I haven't played in a couple days, should I expect him to have dipped a little?
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1] Halo 5: Guardians on: May 20, 2014, 04:23:15 PM

Quote from: EddieA on May 17, 2014, 12:13:23 PM

Although Microsoft has yet to confirm it, it looks like an HD collection of Halo 1 - 4 is also coming XBOne.

That's a pretty generous (in terms of content) collection of games.
38  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/neXtBox/360/Ps3/Ps4] Wolfenstein:The New Order on: May 20, 2014, 04:21:20 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on May 20, 2014, 03:57:58 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on May 20, 2014, 03:00:54 PM

Seems to me that this game is getting some good reviews.  Most unexpected.

Agreed!  I had pretty much dismissed the game entirely but the reviews so far are making me interested.

The Metacritic isn't very high, around 78-79, but reading Ron's review and also watching the Polygon video review makes me want the game. I'm intrigued by the story, characters, and setting, moreso than the gameplay. Not that the gameplay looks bad or anything, but it's a first-person shooter which is nothing to get excited about.
39  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: May 19, 2014, 08:37:57 PM
By the way, is anyone still seeing the deal? Fry's has it listed for $429.99 now  crybaby
40  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: May 19, 2014, 08:36:23 PM

Quote from: gellar on May 18, 2014, 08:08:02 PM

This is well written and is something I very much agree with:

http://techcrunch.com/2014/05/18/welcome-back-xbox-one/


Nice. I very much enjoy Tadgh Kelly's articles.
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