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121  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/Ps4] Soma on: September 22, 2015, 04:28:05 PM
I forfeited my $3 discount for the PC version when I discovered it's also on PS4. I'm going the big screen route for this experience!

More exciting than the positive review scores is what the reviews are saying about the game, it sounds like something much smarter than a typical horror game. I suppose we should have expected no less from the Amnesia team. 
122  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 20, 2015, 10:01:40 PM

Quote from: Gratch on September 20, 2015, 06:22:24 PM

Holy shit, I'm terrible at this.  I'm already stuck on a mission and it's only level 6 (I've died about a dozen times and had to respawn at the start of the fight).  frown  The baddies just keep coming in waves and I can never seem to reload fast enough to take them all out. 

Seems fun enough, I'm just awful.

Are you playing alone? I find that the game is easier when you have at least one other person with you.

And speaking of playing alone, damn is this game boring to play alone.
123  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 18, 2015, 04:26:26 PM

Quote from: Teggy on September 18, 2015, 05:19:40 AM

So I hear the vanilla game is totally gimped now. That's unfortunate, I was going to dabble in the new systems and then maybe get the Taken King if I liked it, but now I think I will at least wait for a good sale.

As a new Destiny player, what is the "vanilla game"?
124  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, XB1, PC] Assassin's Creed Syndicate on: September 16, 2015, 11:28:01 PM
Ubi has taken a different approach with Syndicate knowing there's a lot to prove after Unity. The QA team is way bigger, there's a lot more external play-testing happening and the feedback is being factored in, etc. I think you all will be pleasantly surprised =)
125  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 16, 2015, 04:25:22 PM
I started the game up last night and played for about an hour. So far I'm really impressed with the graphics (from a design/art perspective) and the overall presentation (UI, menus, etc), it feels like an epic game from Bungie. I'm looking forward to playing a lot more this week.
126  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, XB1, PC] Assassin's Creed Syndicate on: September 15, 2015, 10:17:09 PM
Jack the Ripper DLC announced...

What do ya'll think?
127  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 14, 2015, 05:49:19 PM
I'll be playing this for the first time with the release of The Taken King tomorrow, thanks to the encouragement (peer pressure?) of a friend. I'm looking forward to it, though. I've always wanted to play Destiny, but I have enough experience with MMOs to know that it's better to give it a year before jumping in.
128  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamer motivation survey on: September 10, 2015, 04:34:13 PM
My profile!

I'm definitely an immersion/social guy. 
129  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Pax Prime 2015 on: September 08, 2015, 05:41:53 PM
I went for the second year in a row... still need to get my impressions up on the front page but I was slammed with work and my brother's wedding stuff upon return. It's a fun show but you have to be able to stomach crowds because you'll be wading through them constantly, all day everyday except for when you're sitting down in a panel.
130  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360,PS3,XB1,PS4] MGS5: The Phantom Pain on: September 08, 2015, 04:48:33 PM
So are people here not playing this game or is there another thread? I need impressions, people!

I'm only on the fourth mission so far but my impressions are very positive. I think this might be the first stealth game I've ever played where the stealth is actually enjoyable. It's intriguing, really.
131  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] Xenoblade Chronicles X on: September 03, 2015, 09:52:49 PM
They were live-demoing this at PAX last weekend it looked really good. Very excited for what will be my first JRPG in years.
132  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360,PS3,XB1,PS4] MGS5: The Phantom Pain on: September 03, 2015, 09:51:37 PM
The prologue chapter was pretty nuts. I couldn't tell if it was a fever dream or actually happening (in the game, not me personally)...
133  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Until Dawn on: August 27, 2015, 05:23:51 PM
My sister loves horror movies and when we were living under the same roof she would watch me play horror games once in a while. I invited her to come over and play through some of Until Dawn with me, seems like the perfect game for that.
134  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, XB1, PC] Assassin's Creed Syndicate on: August 27, 2015, 05:20:48 PM
PC version confirmed for November 19, about a month after the console versions.
135  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Uncharted 4 on: August 27, 2015, 05:19:30 PM
Mocap is a wrap... it's my first time seeing the actors behind Nathan, Sully, and Elena.
136  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [LttP] Last of Us on: August 27, 2015, 05:04:34 PM
It's definitely one of the best stories in video games, at least from what I've played. I even warmed up to the combat, eventually!
137  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / CliffyB's new shooter is LawBreakers on: August 26, 2015, 07:10:53 PM
Announce trailer is up! The game is developed by Boss Key Productions, Cliff Bleszinski's new company.
138  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: August 26, 2015, 06:30:36 PM
CD Project Red just released their financial details for the year ending June 30, here are the salient points:

6M units sold in 6 weeks, $83M dev budget, $53M in net profit so far.
139  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Until Dawn on: August 26, 2015, 04:24:11 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on August 26, 2015, 04:36:04 AM

"Argh! It doesn't allow me to invert the Y axis!", he says nodding his head in the wrong f'king direction.  icon_evil

This ain't a flight sim!  Tongue
140  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360,PS3,XB1,PS4] MGS5: The Phantom Pain on: August 26, 2015, 04:22:44 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on August 26, 2015, 03:22:51 PM

Man, this went from "no way" to "can't miss." I need another open world game like I need a hole in the head, and I haven't even played a Metal Gear game since the first one on NES, but it sounds soooooo good.

I finally got around to playing Ground Zeroes and was blown the fuck away. I couldn't believe how cinematic it was. Between that and the glowing reviews I have to play PP.
141  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360,PS3,XB1,PS4] MGS5: The Phantom Pain on: August 26, 2015, 04:22:00 PM

Quote from: ATB on August 26, 2015, 02:14:48 AM

Is there an easy way to watch all the cutscenes from all the previous games?  I assume they're on youtube, but didn't know if you guys had a better way to find/view them.

You realize that would take many, many hours? There's a cutscene in one of the games that's over an hour long. There are some decent summaries of the story up until this point, I've watched/read a few of them and... still don't really get it aside from the really high level stuff.
142  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: August 25, 2015, 08:54:06 PM
Yep, here's a LINK to the patch notes. I'm excited to check out the new zone... it's pretty awesome that all of this additional content comes without a DLC pay gate.
143  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360,PS3,XB1,PS4] MGS5: The Phantom Pain on: August 24, 2015, 09:57:35 PM
I'm excited but I'm getting burnt out on all the massive, open-world, 40+ hour games  paranoid
144  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/Ps4] Soma on: August 24, 2015, 09:56:01 PM
The pre-order page is up, you save $3 for pre-ordering.
145  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Winders 10 and gamin' on: August 24, 2015, 04:54:48 PM
I upgraded last night and save for a weird situation during the install where I had to move my bootmgr file manually, everything went well. I love the new interface, it feels modern, clean, and intuitive. And on an SSD it boots ridiculously fast. I played about an hour of WoW and had no issues.
146  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (8/25) on: August 24, 2015, 04:52:53 PM
Until Dawn.

Length is reportedly around the 8-12 hour range so I'm hoping I can make my way through it before Metal Gear hits... although with PAX Prime this weekend that may be hard.
147  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Until Dawn on: August 24, 2015, 04:49:37 PM
GT review is up!

Until Dawn is a fun ride, and one I was sad to see end. Thereís really no other experience like it out there, merging narrative adventure with horror charm and a brilliant photorealist aesthetic. The story begs for the player to comb back over, both to find every shred of info and to find a way to save everyone by dawn. Short documentaries are included as well, a personal favorite of mine for  unlockable features, which let you delve into the making of the game through every stage of development. While it isnít perfect, it serves to be something fresh, interesting, and memorable, certain to be fun whether youíre enjoying it with friends or sitting home alone, with the blinds shut and headphones on, pale-white knuckles wrapped on your controller, just hoping that the next corner wonít spell doom for your favorite character.
148  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: August 21, 2015, 04:16:03 PM
This is only the second game ever, after Mario Kart, that my wife has enjoyed enough to ask me if I wanted to play. The preservation of our species is just a tiny bit more secure.

It's all the small touches, like the gear auto-equipping if it's better so we don't constantly have to be bogged down with inventory and gear management. Or if she wants to respond to a text, she can put the controller down and her character will automatically follow me around.
149  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Resume writing guides? on: August 10, 2015, 03:56:52 PM
I've gotten three jobs with my current resume format, including Apple and last month Ubisoft. I'd say the format is probably acceptable most places. It goes roughly like this (in order):

- Contact Info
- Qualifying summary: three bullet points that summarize why I'm a fit for the role
- work history
- technical competencies
- education

My resume is two pages long (not necessarily using the full second page). I can send you a copy of my resume for reference if interested.

150  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I think I'm going back to being an XBOT on: August 10, 2015, 03:44:08 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on August 04, 2015, 01:50:31 AM

I've had great luck with the voice commands and the dance games.  I use them as exercise.

I never keep my xbox in sleep mode.  It's either on, or off.  If you're using the always on mode, you're doing it wrong.  So many games mess up with that mode as well since it doesn't re-initiate network connections properly or handle memory well in that mode.  Half the time you have to restart anyway.  Only downside is you can't download updates automatically this way and they will kick off when you turn it on if one is available.

Every time I've had to use my XB1 without voice available (I take it to my sister's and don't take Kinect) I realize just how useful the feature is as I often find myself saying the commands anyway then having to remember the other way to do it.

It's interesting you bring this up, I've wondered how the memory management was affected using the Xbox One's suspend mode since on my PC I've definitely noticed a difference in game performance if I keep the system running without a restart for long periods. I think I've experienced weird framerate issues in Watch Dogs because of this as well.
151  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Winders 10 and gamin' on: August 10, 2015, 03:41:17 PM
Most people are reporting a positive experience upgrading, PC gamer compares framerates of some games between Win 7 , 8, and 10.

152  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamescom 2015- Blizzard @ Noon EST on: August 10, 2015, 03:38:01 PM
I was underwhelmed by the new WoW expansion reveal at first, for some reason I was expecting more sweeping changes to the core gameplay. It looks like they're correcting some mistakes, such as revamping PVP and adding a neutral capital city, and adding new content per usual with a new expansion. The aspect of Legion that intrigues me, and this is something the devs have been talking about, is making the feel of the classes, and specifically your spec, more significant. Kind of like when playing as a Shadow Priest you take on a shadow form which embodies the nature of the class/spec. I'm hoping that fleshes out in Legion.

I thought Microsoft's presentation was fantastic, especially considering E3 was only a couple of months ago.
153  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend playlist - 8/7 edition on: August 10, 2015, 03:26:34 PM
Sorry for helping turn this into a Witcher 3 complaint thread but...  icon_lol I'm in the same boat... I've put around 25 hours into the game so far and don't find it that interesting. The graphics are beautiful but the environments are dull, in my opinion. I much prefer the ultra stylized look of RPGs like WoW or Final Fantasy.

Anyways, I ended up playing through the Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void prologue missions, leveling an alt in WoW, finishing Episode 3 of Life is Strange, and played a few more missions in Watch Dogs.
154  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] The Magic Circle on: July 21, 2015, 08:05:18 PM
Whoa... hadn't heard of this game before now and it looks really cool. Thanks for the heads up, it's been added to my Steam wishlist.
155  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [E3 2012] Watch Dogs on: July 21, 2015, 06:27:42 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on July 20, 2015, 08:23:18 PM

Agree completely with your last paragraph.  It's a good start, not near what I wanted, but if they can improve like UC and AC (to an extent at least), I'm in intrigued.

I personally feel Ubisoft have lost their touch and of all large developers I've lost way more faith in them.

I think Ubi is still in touch with reality. They've acknowledged most of their issues (technical issues, graphics downgrades, etc) and have vowed to rectify the problems. For example, Ubisoft has shown more confidence with AC Syndicate, demoing large amounts of content, in real-time, well ahead of release. I'm expecting this release to follow the tradition of good year / bad year / good year and be a good AC year  icon_cool

I have to throw a disclaimer out: Next week I'll be an Ubisoft employee, so my perspective is biased.
156  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [E3 2012] Watch Dogs on: July 20, 2015, 04:05:31 PM
I'm finally getting around to playing this. It's interesting to see the approach to sandbox here as it relates to other sandbox games. It's doesn't have the ambitious size and detail of a GTA or AC game, although I'm still on Act 1 so perhaps more will open up, but somehow they've packed a lot of personality into it. The high tech / hacker motif is ingrained in everything. I also think hacking was implemented really well - it's fun to infiltrate buildings using a mix of hacks and combat, or to hack the traffic lights at an intersection as you pass through it so pursuers run into the traffic.

At first I was overwhelmed by the amount of side stuff to do, so I just ignored it all and over time slowly started dabbling in them. Most of the side stuff seems to unlock new skills, so it's a cool approach to simply participate in the activities that unlock a skill you're interested in.

Overall I think this is a good starting point for a new franchise. I'm hoping Watch Dogs 2 follows the lead of games like Assassin's Creed 2 and Uncharted 2 which expanded and improved on the original game.
157  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo CEO Iwata dead at 55 on: July 14, 2015, 02:19:05 AM
I hadn't realized how much of a creative force he was at Nintendo until reading so many tributes from fans. We lost an important figure in the community.
158  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (7/14) on: July 14, 2015, 02:18:05 AM
Notta for me this week!
159  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: LF: Xbox One Kinect on: July 10, 2015, 06:15:11 PM
Bump - anyone have a Kinect they don't use and are interested in selling?
160  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Returns) on: July 08, 2015, 12:08:39 AM
Aside from the Batmobile has the game evolved much over its predecessors? I feel content with what I experienced in the first two games and Arkham Knight does not appear to have changed in any significant way. If it's just more of the same Batman we've come to know, I'd prefer to spend my gaming time on a fresher experience.
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