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81  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/XB1/PS3/PS4/Wii U/PC]Assassin's Creed IV:Black Flag on: November 25, 2013, 06:38:06 PM

Quote from: TiLT on November 25, 2013, 05:45:42 PM

This game is one of a select few PS4 games available to buy before the European PS4 release this Friday, so I went ahead and bought it today. Now I've got the box sitting in front of me, taunting me.
Try taunting it back.  Act indifferent around it, games hate that.  Btw, it will be worth the wait.  AC4 is a lot of fun.  They figured out how to put the fun back into the AC series.  Edward is a cool character. 
82  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Did you change your allegiance? on: November 25, 2013, 06:31:40 PM
I was primarily 360 and PC for most of last gen, purchasing a ps3 slim a few years ago.  Towards the latter part of this generation my kids got much more use out of the 360 + kinect than I did,  but that was more by design as I bought M rated games for the PS3.  My family and I got a lot of enjoyment out of both consoles.  

I'm starting this generation with ps4 and pc, and I'll wait and see how the XBO evolves.  My kids will still be playing the 360 for at least another year.  They have a lot of games they still really enjoy playing.  I'm not sure how to match this with any of the poll responses.  I don't feel like I'm abandoning/betraying or declaring allegiance for either company.            
83  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/XB1/PS3/PS4/Wii U/PC]Assassin's Creed IV:Black Flag on: November 25, 2013, 04:58:31 PM

Quote from: Ridah on November 25, 2013, 05:08:03 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 25, 2013, 04:21:39 AM

I want to witness this glitch in person (make sure to watch the whole thing).
Wow  eek
That was an amazing entrance for a pirate ship.  Rising up from the depths of the deep blue.  It would have been funnier if the music changed after the ascension of the crew to something dark as the ship rises.
84  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Need for Speed Rivals on: November 24, 2013, 08:41:30 PM
This game is so much fun.  Reminds me of a cross between Hot Pursuit and Most Wanted.  It definitely has that "just one more pursuit" or "just one more race" feel to it.  I turned the Alldrive settings to Friends only, which I like better than playing with random people.  It's nice that there's an option to switch from SP only, to friends, to general public.

If you like more of an arcade feel to your racing game, this is a good one.  Looks good on next gen too. 
85  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 24, 2013, 08:33:53 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on November 24, 2013, 04:04:34 PM

I found out that she spent days researching it and learning about it so she could make educated decisions on what accessories/games to get me for Christmas. Last night she surprised me with Dead Rising 3 as an early birthday present, just so I could spend all day tomorrow playing it while she was at work. How cool is that.
What a cool wife!  I like hearing about significant others actively supporting gaming.  I think that's kind of rare with our generation.  Millennials and younger seem much more open and accepting of it.
86  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/XB1/PS3/PS4/Wii U/PC]Assassin's Creed IV:Black Flag on: November 22, 2013, 02:36:01 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 22, 2013, 12:23:05 PM

heh, fired up the game to get in some play time before going to work, and had some odd moments.  first was a deer that launched itself through the air as I shot it while running- and not just a cartwheel but a full 20 foot long jump.  the second was in a fight with some soldiers.  I interrupted my finishing move to block an enemy attack, but the enemy I was killing continued to go through the animation even though I was no where there.  Guy looked like he was having a freakin' seizure.
I love those weird game engine moments.  I was trying to shoulder charge a guard off the roof the other night, and my guy decided to do a really wicked looking leaping power kick instead, launching the guard 30-40 feet through the air.  He landed in a balcony across the street.  Not what I intended, but thank you game engine, that was awesome.  
87  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 21, 2013, 07:02:16 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 21, 2013, 06:50:09 PM

they're handing out blankets for the homeless:



slywink
It would've been better if they handed out XBO cloaks, like the ones the elves of lothlorien gave to the fellowship in LOTR, complete with a Xbox logo clasp.
88  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 16 hours until Xbone. Which system are you getting? on: November 21, 2013, 03:27:08 PM
Happy hunting to those of you heading out tonight to pickup your new Xbox.  Even though the discussion has been lively in this thread, I hope all goes well tonight and tomorrow for everyone.  I remember each launch day like it was a holiday.  Enjoy the day, now they only come around every 7-8 years.  I'm looking forward to reading impressions.     
89  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [iOS, Android] Dungeon Keeper on: November 21, 2013, 01:28:53 AM
Canadians are iOS app beta testers?  Interesting... ninja
90  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/XB1/PS3/PS4/Wii U/PC]Assassin's Creed IV:Black Flag on: November 20, 2013, 07:34:52 PM
One thing I like in AC4 is that I can just freerun and press the attack button and my guy will do contextual attack animations based on where he is, and the # of bad guys.  I saw 2 pirates kneeling before 2 guards at gunpoint.  I was able to just run right at them and press attack, and I was rewarded with a jumping, crazy double sword attack skewering the 1st guard and killing the 2nd as he landed.  Really cool.

Countering is super easy with the red number that pops up over the attackers head.  Just for fun, I recommend switching to fists for one play session, and enjoy the well done hand to hand counter animations.  Some good blocking animations attacking the inside wrists of enemy sword wielders.  I didn't play AC3, but the combat animations seem much better than what I remember from AC2 (I didn't play Brotherhood).  
91  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2 Days until Xbone. Which system are you getting? on: November 20, 2013, 06:51:21 PM

Quote from: msduncan on November 20, 2013, 04:50:40 PM


Bottom line is, speaking from someone that has a PS4 and have been playing it all week, Xbone is pushing the envelope.   PS4 is essentially PS3 2.0.
If it was clear that the XBO was pushing the envelope, I would've preodered it on day one.  Unfortunately, it seems like a mash up of ideas that may or may not work at this point...that cost $100 more than the competition.  Purely anecdotal, but the people I know that are purchasing the XBO are doing so because their gaming friends/family are doing the same, they have strong brand loyalty to Xbox, or they were burned in the past by a Sony product, or some combination of those 3.  If the XBO ends up really being able to push the envelope, as you said, that would just be a bonus to them.  
92  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2 Days until Xbone. Which system are you getting? on: November 20, 2013, 04:17:52 PM
Launching a console in the $500-600 range used to be the kiss of death for early sales, especially with lower priced competition.  I think the tablet market is actually helping move the price range higher that consumers find acceptable for new tech toys.  It still may have an impact for cost conscious families this holiday season.  I don't think it will have much impact for enthusiasts, we're going to buy whatever we prefer.     
93  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/XB1/PS3/PS4/Wii U/PC]Assassin's Creed IV:Black Flag on: November 20, 2013, 04:03:23 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on November 20, 2013, 01:06:21 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 20, 2013, 12:22:12 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on November 20, 2013, 11:02:32 AM

Quote from: Caine on November 20, 2013, 04:35:38 AM

Quote from: Soulchilde on November 20, 2013, 12:14:16 AM

how the hell do you get off the stupid island?  I don't think I have the patience for this game

do you mean Havana?  you'll need to advance the story before you get your own ship.  kind of a bum deal, but once you do that, the game opens up immensely. 

CeeKay, you can probably stop saving crew.  I think the first time you get to the ship, you'll get enough crew to start. 

No I mean the island where you crash land...   been running all over that island and I can't find the way off

once you catch the assassin you should see a boat in the bay, go towards it and a new goal should appear.

Missed the boat... will reload tonight
The way off the island is in the red restricted zone.  I mistakingly avoided that area at first and was running off in the wrong direction.
94  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Killzone Shadow Fall on: November 20, 2013, 01:37:44 AM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on November 20, 2013, 01:30:29 AM

Had a cleverly placed turret get a triple kill, woo

And a bit of overkill from single player
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95  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: November 20, 2013, 01:35:59 AM
Mine have been fast too.  Downloaded Resogun, Flower and Contrast.
96  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead tap dances onto AMC for Season 4 on: November 19, 2013, 11:40:59 PM

Quote from: rittchard on November 19, 2013, 10:58:23 PM

Now this might have just been me, but the entire episode I was kind of on edge because I thought Gov was gonna go whacko and kill everyone for some reason or another.
I was feeling the same thing.  It seemed like in almost every scene his brain was processing whether to kill everyone.  If that tension was intended, it worked on me.  I kept saying to myself, "don't kill them, don't kill them, don't kill them".  But by the end I was kind of hoping/expecting that noncop would meet her demise.

I thought I was watching a video game in the beginning of the episode when he kept getting rpg quests.  He was doing those because they all somehow tied back to the girl.  I felt like I was watching an episode of Fallout for awhile. 
97  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/XB1/PS3/PS4/Wii U/PC]Assassin's Creed IV:Black Flag on: November 19, 2013, 08:22:27 PM
The definitely looks better.  I'm looking forward to playing more tonight.
98  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Killzone Shadow Fall on: November 19, 2013, 06:09:40 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 19, 2013, 05:36:33 PM

I think I must be playing this game entirely wrong, but I'm not sure why or how.  I've tried playing that forest level probably a dozen times and every single time it feels like once I'm spotted I might as well just give up and die so I can restart back at the last checkpoint.  Until  I got to the point where it saved my checkpoint in the middle of a firefight so I just had to start the whole thing over again.  frown
That's exactly how I was feeling at that point.  I had to change my approach.  Some of these may help:
- This is mostly a stealth level where overt direct action will trigger alarms with endless waves of bad guys, or attract the attention of multiple snipers
- Use the Owl to disable security terminals
- Don't play like Halo or other run and gun shooters.  This was hard for me since I just finished Halo 4
- Use the shield ability on your Owl if you get in a tough spot
- Crouching next to things can sometimes put you in cover
- Use the right d pad ability that highlights bad guys through terrain and walls...often
- Try and avoid the interlocking sniper towers when moving to the 2 different objectives, you don't have to engage them
- On the far "right side" of the map facing the direction where you start the level (the landing pad bunker and big statue are the opposite direction) is the place to make your way up to one of the objectives.  Right near the water.  You can avoid a lot of the bad guys by going around stuff and heading to this spot.  You can even sprint to it if you need to.

The good news is that I haven't encountered another level like that...so far.  
99  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Sleepy Hollow on: November 19, 2013, 03:27:57 PM
I just started watching season 1, and with all the craziness happening, this was the part that I felt completely jarring and impossible to believe:
[Setting: Ichabod and Abby are in a creepy revolution era underground tunnel network.  It's dark.  There's an evil witch that can combust people down there with them.]
Ichabod Crane:  We can cover more ground if we split up
Abby Mills:  Ok

What??  The writers missed a golden opportunity for a really funny scene.  Abby should have said hell no, and made a reference to horror movies, leaving IC confused but still moving on together.   
100  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Killzone Shadow Fall on: November 19, 2013, 03:21:02 PM

Quote from: Harpua3 on November 19, 2013, 11:43:23 AM

Quote from: Jumangi on November 19, 2013, 06:36:51 AM

Several times I found myself hitting the crouch button cause I thought well that I was crouching...but glad to see I'm not alone in having that sense of being lower than normal to the ground.

Ditto.
They need a UI crouch (not crotch) indicator. The cover system in general needs better feedback.  The weapon moving into a different position is the only way to tell.  During The Patriot level I was constantly running around in crouch (or not in crouch when I wanted to be) because of the height + lack of crouch indicator. 

Early game tip:  The Owl's shield mode can make fights in the forest much easier when you're caught out in the open.  I didn't figure this out until later in the game.  You can just stand behind the blue shield and fire away.   
101  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Shadowrun Returns (official review on Page 3) on: November 19, 2013, 03:10:54 PM

Quote from: Razgon on November 19, 2013, 07:44:07 AM

Quote from: Soulchilde on November 19, 2013, 02:41:53 AM

Berlin DLC titled Dragonfall and will be released Jan 2014.  Free to backers and cost 14.99 to everyone else

Thats a bit steep! The game itself wasn't very long, and had its fair share  of problems, and they want 14.99 for the expansion? Not going to happen in my case.
That does seem pricey for an add-on campaign.  I thought it would be in the $5-10 range.  I wonder if it will be a stand-alone then.     
102  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Killzone Shadow Fall on: November 19, 2013, 05:34:26 AM
The height thing is really funny.  I hadn't noticed it until it was pointed out.  I think because I'm used to looking up so often in RL, I didn't even think twice about it in game.
103  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead tap dances onto AMC for Season 4 on: November 18, 2013, 06:51:07 PM

Quote from: Caine on November 18, 2013, 06:05:18 PM

the noncop has such a red shirt outlook, they should have just had her wear one. 
The redshirt reference is right on.  That's what i was feeling too.
104  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead tap dances onto AMC for Season 4 on: November 18, 2013, 05:52:33 PM
Fistbump sister is toast.  She's too much of a cartoon character.  When I saw the twisted ankle scene I thought she wouldn't make it through the episode.  She's like a bad sitcom character.

I liked the break from the regular cast.  I didn't mind the focus on the Gov.  It was interesting to see what happened to him.  I can't tell if he's on a personal redemption journey, or he's just heading further down crazy road.

I'm surprised that they're devoting an entire episode to his story though. 
105  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/XB1/PS3/PS4/Wii U/PC]Assassin's Creed IV:Black Flag on: November 18, 2013, 04:25:40 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 18, 2013, 01:25:35 AM

So I haven't played an Assassin's Creed game since the first one, and I'm kind of surprised at the lack of progress in the mechanics and such.  It seems like many times I want my guy to do something he doesn't and just stops dead, and other times he does something that makes no sense.  I expected this to be much more fluid by the 6th (?) iteration on this series.
I haven't played since vanilla AC2, and you're right, there's still plenty of comedic potential for unintended animations in AC4.  I like it when I'm trying to chase someone and decide and do a little wall jig to help keep spirits festive.  I've never been able to pull off perfect assassinations in the AC games.  Mine are almost always horribly botched Monty Python affairs.  Bodies and swords flying everywhere, people falling off rooftops, pots and vases breaking, screaming and yelling.  I start off all sneaky and clandestine, but then my guy will do something I didn't want him to do, like hop off a rooftop right into the middle of a guard circle jerk...and the chaos begins.

My AC experience is not so much assassinations as it is spreading chaos wherever I go as loudly as I can.  Most of the time I'm playing I'm laughing at all of the stupid, insane stuff my guy does in the performance of his execution duties.     
106  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: November 18, 2013, 04:06:37 PM
I really appreciate that the UI doesn't look like someone barfed Metro on my tv screen...with adds and other nonsense.  Having the ability to move things around, or hide apps would be good, especially for things I'll never use.  Having my games lined up for me to play as soon as I start is exactly what I wanted.

I'm really tempted to get a Vita so I can try the remote play in my house.  I was waiting because it sounded too good to be true.
107  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 4 Days until Xbone. Which system are you getting? on: November 18, 2013, 03:57:51 PM
It's not surprising to see that the launch titles have been mostly in the 60-80 range.  I'd consider any launch title for both systems that scores about an 80 to be a standout.  I'm looking forward to seeing the real next gen titles early in 2014.  

It's a badly beaten dead horse, but EA needs some competition for Madden.  Anyone to push them.  Next gen football should be awesome.  It's the perfect sport to blow people away with next gen tech and gameplay.    
108  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 5 Days until Xbone. Which system are you getting? on: November 17, 2013, 07:10:01 PM
Setting up my ps4 was easy.  The only issue I ran into was the PSN servers getting hammered.  I exited out of that part of the process and tried again a few minutes later.  All good.  I signed up for PSN plus earlier this month, and was happy to see that I had 2 free indie titles ready for download, and I was able to download Flower (ps4) for free.  

So far I really like the streamlined UI.  It's not a bunch of adds or crap all over the screen.  Standby mode is great, and allows for very quick starts.  The first thing I see when I start are all my games...perfect.

The controller is a huge improvement over the DS3.  I love the 360 controller, and the DS4 is on par with that classic.

I'm embarrassed to say that Killzone was kicking my butt for awhile (the first forest zone), but then I realized I was taking the wrong approach trying to play guns blazing. Graphics are really good.  The lighting is exceptional, especially in the level after the forest.    

AC4 has been fun.  Great setting.  Combat has been good so far.  

Resogun is awesome.  It's like a modern, cylindrical version of the Williams arcade classic Defender.  
109  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 9 hours until launch. Which system are you getting? on: November 14, 2013, 09:32:45 PM
Amazon is on the ball.  PS4 inbound.  And to think I stood in freezing cold lines at the start of the last generation to get my 360. 
110  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: November 14, 2013, 08:32:07 PM

Quote from: msduncan on November 14, 2013, 05:42:05 PM

I want Honda to make a console that ships with a robot.
Me too.  As long as it comes with a robot and not a droid. 

I know I'm not the target audience for any of the VR headset or OR tech.  The last 2 batman games made me really motion sick.  There's no way I could handle a VR set.  I'd be barfing within 15 minutes.     

 

 
111  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] X-Rebirth on: November 14, 2013, 07:06:47 PM

Quote from: Razgon on November 08, 2013, 07:44:51 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 08, 2013, 01:26:20 AM

Exploration.  Just over a week away!  it's a Friday release too.

This is currently my most anticipated game! The whole thing is right up my alley, so to speak. Its kinda like EVE is supposed to be my favorite game ever, but I find it quite boring, so I'm hoping this is more fun!
I'm really looking forward to it too.  If this can be like a modern version of Elite, which I loved, that would make me very happy.  I hope the gameplay and world is more engaging than the previous X titles.  The graphics look amazing.
112  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Retirement for Veterans on: November 14, 2013, 01:53:32 AM

Quote from: Lee on November 13, 2013, 10:46:52 PM

Joined you retired guys today. Had a little ceremony, got a bunch of letters from ex-presidents, and even a signed letter from Arsene Wenger, Arsenal's manager. Feels pretty good to be done.
Congrats Lee!  Thanks for your service.  You can now start an exciting new career with XCOM.  Don't worry, it's much safer than what you were probably doing.       
113  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/11) on: November 14, 2013, 01:46:31 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 14, 2013, 01:14:13 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 11, 2013, 12:21:57 PM

X Rebirth!  it's due out Friday on the PC.

decided to hold off on X Rebirth since GMG doesn't have any codes that work with it for now, and I have a feeling there will be a 25-30% voucher up soon.  I did finally grab AssCreed4Gold at 25% off though.
I hope X Rebirth is good.  What a weird name for a game though.  It sounds disgusting. 
114  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/360/Ps3/Ps4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on: November 14, 2013, 01:39:34 AM
Instead of wraith powers they should have given him the mercantile powers of a hobbit trader.  The game would be an equal mix of 3rd person action rpg mixed with managing an expanding business.  In addition to overcoming the dark forces of mordor, he also has to weather a recession in the increasingly litigious world of Middle Earth.    
115  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Ps4] inFAMOUS: Second Son on: November 12, 2013, 01:22:57 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 12, 2013, 12:37:23 AM

looking awesome, I wonder if I'll ever get to play it though.
Have you been recalled to your homeworld?  Ask for a reprieve.  We need you here. 
116  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/11) on: November 11, 2013, 06:39:43 PM
PS4 preordered
Killzone (PS4)

X: Rebirth (PC)
117  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Path of Exile on: November 01, 2013, 01:45:20 AM

Quote from: Blackjack on October 31, 2013, 03:57:31 PM

I meant to ask, are blue gems meant to be near impossible to find?

I finally found one at about L31 last night. It's a "toggle" passive for your shield that gives a chance to zap nearby targets with a bit of lightning damage when you successfully block an attack. It looks cool, not sure how effective it is, and it cuts down your mana reservoir a bit. So far, that's the only blue gem I've ever seen in the game.
Are you asking about blue skill gems, or is a blue gem something else?  When I started a witch a couple of days ago, most of her quest rewards were blue skill gems.  Seems itemized by class. 
118  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: Re: 30 days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: November 01, 2013, 01:38:38 AM

Quote from: Canuck on October 31, 2013, 10:56:22 PM

Quote from: Chrisoc13 on October 31, 2013, 07:49:33 PM

Struck a nerve with the club Sony comment eh? Just stating what I saw as I read through this thread.  Get mad if you want I guess just a comment from an observer reading through.  Carry on don't let me interrupt your regularly scheduled console war haha
Two posts in a row with absolutely no worthwhile content. You're on a roll!
Do I have to know what club Sony is to be in it?  What if I'm currently in club Xbox, have a PS3 too, will be purchasing a launch PS4, and will be keeping an eye on how the Xbox1 does after launch?  What am I permitted to say without being permanently placed into a club?  If I'm in a club, is it like a gang, blood in blood out?  Or can I leave freely?  Does someone else put me in a club against my will, or is it voluntary?  This club thing sounds very draconian.  Who's in charge of the club admittance policy?   
119  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Star Wars:1313 on: November 01, 2013, 01:27:22 AM
I like how in the SW universe they have the tech to make deadly light beam swords, but rifles need to be 6-7 feet long to be accurate?  Maybe it doubles as a walking cane.       
120  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Kato, Stay away from Lewisville, TX..... on: October 28, 2013, 12:24:59 AM
That reads like the opening to a Michael Crichton novel.  Those aren't normal baby tarantulas.  She "rescued" them from a research facility. 
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