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161  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: How are you feeling about your pre-orders now? on: September 18, 2013, 08:09:52 PM

Quote from: Canuck on September 18, 2013, 03:06:09 PM

Still have mine as well. I seriously don't see Sony having a price drop for at least a couple of years anyways and I'll definitely get one before then.  Might as well get in on the excitement at the beginning!

This is my perspective. It's not going to be cheaper any time soon, I'd rather have one in the beginning while there's an air of excitement.
162  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: September 18, 2013, 06:22:42 PM

Quote from: ATB on September 18, 2013, 05:51:30 PM

Proof that GTA is bad for society:

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=32e_1379521869

Nerd rage at a GB!



I think back to my days of being a GameStop store manager with nostalgia, but seeing this reminds me that it wasn't all sunshine and rainbows  Tongue
163  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Puppeteer on: September 18, 2013, 05:15:02 AM
Any chance of this coming to PC or is it a PS3 only developer?
164  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: September 18, 2013, 05:12:44 AM

Quote from: Travis on September 17, 2013, 10:06:15 PM

I started playing Diablo 3 again on the next level of difficulty.  I have friends that play it all the time so I figured I would play again.  Here's what I don't get.  Why do people keep playing it?  Is it really just to get new items?  There isn't any PvP in the game and the game isn't hard so far, so why do people care what items they have?  Does it get to a point where I need to farm for gear to beat higher difficulties?  Does the game change at all (new mission, etc.)?  I'm just wondering what the fun is in collecting more gear.  I have been swapping mine out for items that seems better and breaking down the others.  Is there a place to brag about what I have if I were to get something crazy?

I have to add that for some reason clicking on things is fun, but I just want to make sure I am not missing something.

I'm pretty sure Inferno gets really hard and having better gear just makes it easier by small degrees, plus there's the pride of ownership thing... kind of like the way people soup up their cars.
165  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: September 17, 2013, 04:35:09 PM

Quote from: TiLT on September 17, 2013, 04:10:53 AM

Quote from: Turtle on September 17, 2013, 01:52:43 AM

Any impressions of the PS3 version? I had issues with GTA4s framerate and crappy aiming while on PS4.

The reports indicate that there is a small difference in shadow and foliage quality between the two versions, with the 360 coming out on top. However, the difference is microscopic compared to what we saw in GTA 4, and the framerate is identical between the two consoles.

Not sure what "reports" you're referring to, but Eurogamer reports the 360 as having blurrier street and foliage textures, and the PS3 having higher framerates during hectic moments.
166  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: September 17, 2013, 04:00:09 AM

Quote from: jztemple2 on September 17, 2013, 02:58:22 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on September 17, 2013, 01:45:36 AM

But anyway,I think i'll just go to bed,i am knackered and i have to go out tomorrow morning,but should be back by midday,then its GTA time
and yeah Midnight Openings for video games get a Danny Glover picture from me

I keep telling myself that now that I'm retired I can do the midnight launch thing because it's not like I have to get up the next morning, but damn I hate crowds icon_eek

I also wasn't paying attention to my Amazon shipping tracker... it's coming UPS, and for my neighborhood, that means pretty much the last delivery of the day, about 7pm. Oh well, live and learn. Besides, maybe by then I'll have a 16GB USB stick for my 360, since apparently that's what's needed.

I used to pre-order from Amazon to get the bonuses, purchase the game from GameStop at midnight or some time in the morning so I could play early, and return my sealed copy from Amazon to GameStop. It's extra steps but hey smile
167  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: September 16, 2013, 09:02:52 PM

Quote from: EddieA on September 15, 2013, 09:36:25 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 14, 2013, 09:27:28 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 14, 2013, 08:12:03 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on September 14, 2013, 05:46:52 PM

Just beat normal mode at level 31 and my barb is in almost full legendaries.  Including 2 x 1h swords.  Loot is so much better on the console.

Man, I really hope the Loot 2.0 patch for PC makes it much more like this.  That might be enough for me to actually try it again.

I'm half tempted to re-install just to see how many legendaries my character didn't have.  only played through normal, and I think I had maybe 1 drop...

I've taken a Witch Doctor through Normal and Nightmare, a Monk through Normal and half of Nightmare, a Wizard through Normal, and I have a Level 10 Barbarian, and I've never seen a single Legendary in over 100 hours of game time.  I never really felt the need for one, though, as even as a single player with Monster Power at 4 or 5, the game is still rather easy.  If Loot 2.0 is going to introduce much better items, they're going to have to make the game much more difficult.

I feel the same about loot. I want legendary loot if it looks cooler, but I certainly don't need it to get through normal and nightmare.
168  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: September 16, 2013, 08:50:01 PM
The metacritic for this game is impressive... I'm torn between playing the game now or holding out for the PC version. I feel like I won't care about the game by the time it reaches PC, though.
169  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: EA & Starbreeze present Syndicate on: September 14, 2013, 07:00:38 PM
Did anyone end up playing this game? I bought it during an Origin sale a while back and just started playing it this morning on PC. I'm liking the feel of the mechanics so far, there's a good amount of weight to the movement and the shooting feels comfortable. The aesthetics are thoroughly cyberpunk, which I'm loving.

I'll post more impressions throughout the week.
170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Last of Us on: September 13, 2013, 06:40:04 PM

Quote from: ATB on September 13, 2013, 04:31:32 PM

Quote from: Ridah on September 13, 2013, 04:18:57 PM

Quote from: ATB on August 03, 2013, 03:06:54 AM

I don't remember any lag to speak of or a single framerate issue.

I experienced framerate issues, it's one of the reasons I stopped playing the game.

My advice would be to get over it and play on. Game is worth it.

I think I'm around half way into it. I've tried probably 10 times to pick up the controller and force myself through but I lose steam and end up shutting the game off. I really, really don't like the gameplay and the framerate is just icing on the cake. The cutscenes and dialogue are nice, though.
171  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker remake on: September 13, 2013, 04:40:11 PM

Quote from: Tebunker on September 13, 2013, 01:45:42 AM

Quote from: Ridah on September 13, 2013, 01:13:27 AM

Quote from: The Grue on September 13, 2013, 12:07:37 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 12, 2013, 08:00:36 PM

The funny thing is that I don't remember anybody saying they liked Wind Waker back when it was released.  I just remember all the criticisms over the art style and gameplay stuff.

Exactly and that is why I scratch my head when suddenly it is beloved by everyone.  I remember being one of the few back then who thought the art style was awesome.  Everyone else wanted realistic Link, which they got in TP.

I think the love comes out of desperation for games on an otherwise dead console.

Wow I think is possibly one of the silliest things I've ever read on this forum.

The love comes from nostalgia, and a little bit of hipsterness, also good things get better with age, oh and it being a solid game, and then there were the expectations that people had for the first Gamecube Zelda, when they first saw this they didn't know how to respond. As well, people are capable of looking back at stuff and realizing that things weren't as bad as they thought some ten years ago. It's amazing how opinions can change.

I've always loved WW, possibly my favorite Zelda title. It had it's moments, the map grind all but killed the game, but it has charm by the buckets full.

There is a funny gif out there about how Shigeru is confused, people told him they wanted something different with Zelda so he made WW, and fans were pissed, then they said they wanted realistic Zelda, and he brought them TWP, and fans were pissed, so he mashed it together and made Skyward Sword, and the fans were pissed. The point is that a lot of Zelda fans are dumb.

I wasn't knocking Wind Waker, it's my favorite Zelda title as well. But I think it's getting more attention than it would if the Wii U had even a marginally respectable software library.
172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Last of Us on: September 13, 2013, 04:18:57 PM

Quote from: ATB on August 03, 2013, 03:06:54 AM

I don't remember any lag to speak of or a single framerate issue.

I experienced framerate issues, it's one of the reasons I stopped playing the game.
173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: How are you feeling about your pre-orders now? on: September 13, 2013, 03:42:49 PM
I'm not buying the arguments that the PS4 is more powerful than the XB1 by any meaningful measure, there's too many variables and subjective factors here to make that determination in my opinion. That Edge-Online article doesn't cite who its "contacts" are AND at the bottom of the article it states that Microsoft has been lagging with their graphics drivers which is a software issue, not hardware. There's hardly anything empirical here to claim that Sony is the clear hardware winner here.

That being said, I'm not doubting that one platform may be more powerful or easier to develop for than the other, I simply believe the difference so marginal that even if developers weren't supposedly "castrating" the PS4 versions, the end user wouldn't notice a difference even if they were looking for it.
174  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: How are you feeling about your pre-orders now? on: September 13, 2013, 03:30:44 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on September 13, 2013, 03:27:22 PM

If I didn't have a nice gaming PC, I think I'd be giving the technical gap a lot more weight in my decision-making. As it stands, though, buying a PS4 would be essentially buying something I already own. So I'm still comfortable with sticking with the Xbox One pre-order. At this point I want a console that complements the gaming I do on my PC, but doesn't necessarily replace it.

If PS4 does turn out to be all that and a bag of chips, I'll spring for one down the road when my PC starts showing its age.

How does owning a nice PC mean you essentially own a PS4?
175  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Child of Light, a 2D sidescroller/RPG on: September 13, 2013, 01:39:21 AM
Looks like a cross between Trine and The Night of the Rabbit to me.
176  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker remake on: September 13, 2013, 01:13:27 AM

Quote from: The Grue on September 13, 2013, 12:07:37 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 12, 2013, 08:00:36 PM

The funny thing is that I don't remember anybody saying they liked Wind Waker back when it was released.  I just remember all the criticisms over the art style and gameplay stuff.

Exactly and that is why I scratch my head when suddenly it is beloved by everyone.  I remember being one of the few back then who thought the art style was awesome.  Everyone else wanted realistic Link, which they got in TP.

I think the love comes out of desperation for games on an otherwise dead console.
177  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dear Esther, a Half Life 2 Mod on: September 12, 2013, 06:37:36 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on September 12, 2013, 01:32:30 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 12, 2013, 12:31:34 AM

Quote from: Lordnine on September 11, 2013, 09:53:12 PM

Quote from: Ridah on September 11, 2013, 09:36:26 PM

It reminds me of Myst. Are there puzzles in Dear Esther?
No puzzles.  No interactivity of any kind really.  You just walk around (very slowly, 30% slower than the walk-speed in Half-life 2 if I recall correctly) while a narrator recites random bits of dialogue that are delivered in a random order. 

looks like you can change the walking speed, but it may cause events to trigger incorrectly.
A friend of mine increased the walk speed to 600%.  He finished the game in 15 minutes and said the game was great!  icon_lol

I suppose that's the equivalent of using a cheat code to become invincible in another game and barreling through it.
178  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker remake on: September 12, 2013, 06:36:06 PM
Is TP that revered among Zelda fans? I thought people didn't care for it.
179  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dear Esther, a Half Life 2 Mod on: September 11, 2013, 09:36:26 PM
It reminds me of Myst. Are there puzzles in Dear Esther?
180  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix - Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD a possibility! on: September 11, 2013, 09:35:50 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 11, 2013, 03:18:17 PM

Quote from: Ridah on September 11, 2013, 03:05:01 PM

It's Kingdom Hearts in a higher resolution, the reviews shouldn't be too off from the original  icon_lol

they also fixed the camera controls, that should be worth at least going up a grade level biggrin

Hmm, they may have fixed the controls but reviews I've read indicate that the camera is still wonky.
181  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: the Steam is a changing: Trading Cards! on: September 11, 2013, 07:17:44 PM
Sounds like the approach Netflix took with separate profiles.
182  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dear Esther, a Half Life 2 Mod on: September 11, 2013, 03:09:48 PM
I don't mind less interactivity, these days poor mechanics are the most consistent factor in my lack of enjoyment of a game - The Last of Us and Bioshock Infinite being the worst offenders for me so far this year. If games want to take out convoluted mechanics and focus on story and atmosphere, I'm all for it.

I just need to play this game earlier in the day rather than an hour before bed  icon_razz
183  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix - Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD a possibility! on: September 11, 2013, 03:05:01 PM
It's Kingdom Hearts in a higher resolution, the reviews shouldn't be too off from the original  icon_lol
184  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dear Esther, a Half Life 2 Mod on: September 11, 2013, 05:51:28 AM
No impressions from anyone on this? I keep trying to play but it's like starting a slow book, I keep nodding off...  crybaby
185  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: September 10, 2013, 04:58:17 PM
I would love for controller support to come to the PC version. After I finish making my way through Normal with my Barbarian I want to take a Monk through it, preferably with a controller since it sounds more fun that way.
186  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1] Ryse on: September 06, 2013, 05:14:42 PM
No one actually cares about this game for the multiplayer, right? I thought we all learned our lesson from last generation of games that ushered in all the tacked on multiplayer modes that could never amount to a dedicated multiplayer game.
187  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3/PC]Saints Row 4 on: August 21, 2013, 10:23:20 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on August 21, 2013, 01:30:27 PM

I was a little worried once the game settled into the Steelport via Blade Runner world.  It was clear this was where the gameplay was going to happen, but there were no real stakes.  You would get all these powers, clearly, but it wasn't real.  There was an inherent disconnect from the beginning.

But then:

Spoiler for Hiden:
They blew up the earth.

God, I love the Saints.

Dude, your spoiler was impossible for me not to click  icon_lol
188  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: How are you feeling about your pre-orders now? on: August 21, 2013, 10:21:23 PM
I'm on the PS4 train, mostly because I have a high-end PC already and I'm expecting a lot of XB1 exclusives to make it to PC at some point.
189  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: August 21, 2013, 04:56:39 PM
The way I play this game is I just play through the normal campaign with the different classes, I've never so much as played through Nightmare. Still, I love the look and feel of the game, and it's quite cathartic after a long day of work to just mindlessly kill shit. I'm definitely IN on this expansion.
190  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: August 20, 2013, 10:43:25 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on August 20, 2013, 09:40:06 PM

Games are AAA before release. 

Excellent point!
191  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: August 20, 2013, 09:24:24 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 20, 2013, 08:31:49 PM

Heavy Rain wasn't a AAA title?  The bits I've seen looked quite impressive.

Yes, but how big was the marketing budget? That is the question  icon_twisted

I've seen AAA used interchangeably to describe quality and budget. And that Wikipedia entry has no reference so, sorry Tilt, your evidence is still considered anecdotal. Let's just agree to disagree smile
192  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors begin. on: August 20, 2013, 09:18:34 PM

Quote from: Roguetad on August 20, 2013, 09:10:11 PM

Quote from: Canuck on August 20, 2013, 08:59:38 PM

Perhaps we all forgot that it would be silly to release the console before the games actually come out. Definitely disappointing though. Glad I didn't stay up for this conference.
As crazy as it sounds, I bet there would still be a good amount of people though that would buy either console if they launched initially with no games.  Especially if they had access to all of the online features in the meantime, like apps and netflix.         

Yeah, I could see launching a few weeks ahead of a competitor in those circumstances being advantageous. The Xbox launched less than a week before the GameCube... someone who isn't lazy should dig up some of that sales data.
193  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Xbox One Discussion on: August 20, 2013, 07:51:27 PM

Quote from: Canuck on August 20, 2013, 03:02:53 PM

Yeah I wonder of this gen will have the best launch day line up in console history. Has there ever been a console launch with a lot of great games? I don't remember one.

I loved the Dreamcast launch lineup, myself. A lot of my love for it was due to the number of original, unique IPs, even if they weren't necessarily the best games ever made. Soul Calibur, Power Stone, Sonic Adventure, arcade perfect port of Marvel Vs. Capcom... Yumm.
194  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: August 20, 2013, 07:43:32 PM
Tilt, I would argue that a fair amount of people (including myself and obviously Purge as well) identify the AAA tag as a reflection of quality as much as, if not more so than, budget. I'm not sure what empirical evidence you're basing off of to claim otherwise.
195  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors begin. on: August 20, 2013, 07:38:36 PM
Nothing too exciting out of the announcement. Good to know the system releases a day before my birthday, making it about as justifiable a purchase as possible  nod
196  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors begin. on: August 20, 2013, 07:37:45 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 20, 2013, 07:25:18 PM

Quote from: TiLT on August 20, 2013, 06:42:24 PM

Anyone else pick up on the little detail that was dropped unceremoniously about PS Plus in the middle of the conference? They said that all free PS Plus games have a Metacritic score of 80 or higher. If this means that they won't even consider games for free inclusion with the subscription if they don't have a high enough Metacritic score, then that's really amazing. Goes to show that they're more concerned with quality than with quantity, though they're managing to do both.

I took that to mean we'll never see the Jak and Daxter Collection on PSN+ for the Vita then?  I then too a look at some other games they have had.  they had Knytt Underground, and Retro City Rampage, so maybe not all hope is lost for J&D.

I'm pretty sure the PS Plus comment was made to emphasize the quality of the content they've been putting out, that's all.
197  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1] Ryse on: August 20, 2013, 07:19:39 PM
I really believe that everyone was out for Microsoft's blood at E3 and a lot of journalists lost their sense of objectivity which affected their impression of Ryse. Like Purge said about Kotaku, most of what I read/heard was way off base. I'm glad to see everyone else just now catching up to the E3 preview I originally wrote.
198  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/Ps3] Bioshock: Infinite - Impressions Incoming! Impressions pg 6 on: August 18, 2013, 07:08:34 PM
It's taken me a while to get to this game, I'm about 3-4 hours in. I'm surprised at how antiquated it feels, it's definitely a game that started development early in the generation. The environments feel very static, the textures are low res, the object and character models have sharp edges, there's even a lack of weight to the gunplay that I haven't felt in more recent shooters. The game isn't drawing me in nearly as much as the original Bioshock, and I'm disappointed in how much Infinite cribs from that game as far as the overall design goes, especially stuff like searching trash cans for items, the lax death penalty, the goofy videos when you get a new vigor, and all of the audio logs. I also dislike the user interface, there's too much shit to toggle between and it's not elegant about it - toggling between vigors, guns, and zoom in/zoom out during combat is cumbersome.

Oh well, I guess this is another case of hoping the story picks up the slack for the middling mechanics, like in Last of Us.
199  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Have you ever beaten....a Zelda title? on: August 09, 2013, 02:46:54 AM
Interesting... This thread made me realize I've never finished a Zelda game. That's not right!
200  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] Animal Crossing New Leaf on: July 23, 2013, 11:37:12 PM
This is my first Animal Crossing game. Is there anything to do besides chores? My routine each time I play is to collect sea shells, fish, bugs, fruit, etc. and sell them, but why I'm trying to make money I'm not sure. A bigger house, perhaps, but the house is the last place I want to be when I'm playing the game.

Is there a slow buildup to more interesting gameplay or is it collect stuff/chat with townspeople ad nauseum? 
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