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81  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rise of Nations - Extended Edition on: June 14, 2014, 04:47:31 AM

Quote from: Hrothgar on June 14, 2014, 03:44:10 AM

If it's a hassle, I'll send a PM with my paypal email.  Now that I think about it, I think the last time I sent a steam wallet gift card code.  I'll send Roguetad the last copy in a minute. 
Thanks Hrothgar!  I'll PM you a steam wallet code tomorrow.  Need to stop by BB or gamestop.  I played a lot of RoN when it first came out.  Awesome game.
82  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rise of Nations - Extended Edition on: June 14, 2014, 12:10:21 AM
I'll take the last one if it's still available.  I'll send the $ through Steam.
83  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures on: June 13, 2014, 10:06:40 PM
I've got the base game and the Millennium Falcon otw from amazon.  The force is strong with Hark's collection.
84  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures on: June 13, 2014, 08:45:38 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on June 13, 2014, 05:25:42 PM

Quote from: Roguetad on June 13, 2014, 05:01:37 PM

Whoa...I don't know how I missed this thread.  The ships look awesome as just SW collectibles.  The quality and detailing looks good from the pictures.  I need to get that Millennium Falcon asap.    

The models do indeed look amazing.  I've never been very good at painting miniatures, so it's heaven having all of these look so good right out of the box.  It also makes it really really hard to not spend way too much money on a game I rarely actually play.  But then again, I've bought models of Star Wars ships in the past just because they looked cool, so I don't feel all that guilty for building a collection.
No guilt here.  Those are really good looking miniature SW models.  I already have a few in my checkout cart at Amazon, and I don't even plan on playing the game.  Those are some of the best, fully detailed and painted models I've seen of SW ships.  I don't have the patience or interest to paint, so these are perfect.   If the game turns out to be fun, even better.  
85  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: June 13, 2014, 08:41:22 PM

Quote from: msteelers on June 13, 2014, 07:23:08 PM

I've been toying with Sky Force, but I'm really not good at the game. That's probably what has prevented the game from getting its dirty hooks into me.
It has an old school feel to it.  I think that's what keeps pulling me in.  It's not easy.  When I upgraded to Wing Cannons, and then Missiles, it got noticably easier.  I think we're meant to go back and replay earlier levels after upgrades to unlock more medals (and earn more stars).  I'm still impressed with the graphics.  It's one of the best looking games that I have on the iPad.   
86  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Bloodborne (previously known as Project Beast) on: June 13, 2014, 08:34:55 PM

Quote from: TiLT on June 13, 2014, 12:57:00 PM

"press X to AWESOME!"
I need that for real life. nod 
87  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Bloodborne (previously known as Project Beast) on: June 13, 2014, 08:32:10 PM

Quote from: Scraper on June 13, 2014, 01:05:14 PM

Quote from: TiLT on June 13, 2014, 12:57:00 PM

Dragon Age is this year, and that game doesn't look appealing at all. I'm not alone in feeling that way either, as there has been almost no talk about that game in games media since E3 started. The trailer alone showed how different it still is from the glorious first game in the series, with comic-book superheroes somersaulting, dive-stabbing and doing all kinds of "press X to AWESOME!" things that make it look like they've learned nothing at all since DA2. Also, it's EA.

So yeah, what I'm trying to say is that I'm excited about Bloodborne and The Witcher 3. Probably more for the latter than the former, but I'll take both. smile

The gameplay on DA3 looks like it's styled after ME3, which is ok with me. But hey I liked DA 1 and DA 2 (even though they are very different), so I may not be the best person to ask when it comes to the DA series.
I liked most of DA2, except the teleporting spawns of enemies, reused dungeon tiles, and the ending.  I really liked DA1, but I'd be surprised if EA would ever let the series go back to that.  If we can't have DA1, I'm ok with similar to ME3. 
88  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 6/13/14 on: June 13, 2014, 08:22:03 PM
Valkyria Chronicles PS3 - I know I'm way late on this one.  It's been awesome so far.  Realling liking the art style and turn based combat.
Mario Kart 8 - I'm working torwards unlocking the gold kart.  Need to star a few more mirror courses.  The AI is nasty at this speed.  And then it's off to the trials to unlock the gold wheels.
   
89  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures on: June 13, 2014, 05:01:37 PM
Whoa...I don't know how I missed this thread.  The ships look awesome as just SW collectibles.  The quality and detailing looks good from the pictures.  I need to get that Millennium Falcon asap.   
90  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: June 12, 2014, 10:59:35 PM
I wish it was simpler.  I wish they made a game where a guy goes for a walk...and at the end eats a cookie.  It would just have a button for walking forward, and one for Eat Cookie.  
91  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2014 on: June 12, 2014, 05:24:14 PM
Watching the stream of the new 3ds game Steam.  Looks like Freedom Force + Valkyria Chronicles.  Pretty cool.
92  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: June 12, 2014, 04:13:19 PM
I've been playing a lot of Sky Force recently.  It's very polished.  Excellent graphics.  IAP is typical timers for upgrades, silly prices for upgrade components, etc.  I'm still able to enjoy the game without dropping any money.  With that said, like other freeware IAP games, I wish there was an option to just buy the app.  I'd like to reward the developers, but I'm not rewarding the IAP model.

https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/sky-force-2014/id717233547?mt=8
93  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Bloodborne (previously known as Project Beast) on: June 12, 2014, 04:08:32 PM
I joined the warrior of sunlight covenant in DS just so I could help make life easier for other players during boss fights that I struggled through solo.  It's a different game when you have some co-op help.  No shame in summoning other players for some of those fights (Ornstein & Smough!).

The trailer for Bloodborne looks good.  I like the possibility of mixing melee and ranged weaponry.  Bummer that it doesn't come out until 2015.  E3 is such a tease.       
94  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2014 on: June 12, 2014, 12:29:30 AM
Lots of potential in the games Nintendo showed.  Yoshi's Whoolly World, Kirby, Splatoon, Mario Maker, Zelda U and Xenoblade all looked good. 
95  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 4 is coming (please mark spoilers) on: June 11, 2014, 08:33:32 PM

Quote from: farley2k on June 10, 2014, 03:16:56 PM


So true.  And thumbs up for the Princess Bride reference thumbsup

That part got to me both in the book and the show.  
96  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Bloodborne (previously known as Project Beast) on: June 11, 2014, 08:28:13 PM

Quote from: Greg Wak on June 10, 2014, 11:35:19 PM

God Damn it! I so want to love these games. But to those people who say with Dark Souls if you just take your time and learn the moves you will not have a problem I call BS. At least BS for me. I'm a very methodical player and yet in DS I just died over and over and over. I grind my way to a new area like New Lordos and just get wiped immediately. I've been playing these games for 30+ yrs. I'm not an idiot. But DS just crushed me. Yet I love the idea of these games and 80% of them I love. I so wish they would have a real easy mode. The purists would scream bloody murder but if it's optional I can't see who it would hurt. Go ahead and flame me if you want.
I got sucked into Dark Souls when it first came out.  It's very unforgiving, and at times incredibly frustrating.  It's also a dreary gaming experience without much sense of hope, by design.  It requires a level of precision that most rpgs don't.  The biggest requirement is dying...a lot.  Just as you said.  Dying over and over again to learn what to do (unless you consult a walk through guide).  The player has to be ok with that...dying a ton. 

As soon as I started to feel confident I would enter a new area and be humbled again until I learned what to do.  Or I would struggle to match what my brain knew it had to do with the timing and precision of actually doing it.  I think you have to be a tenacious glutton for punishment, or have a really good sense of humor to make it through the Souls games (or both).     

If you like that style of gameplay, but are not a fan dying over and over again, Dragon's Dogma is a nice alternative.  It's a bit easier, with faster paced combat.

I don't know how FromSoft could preserve the esscence of the unforgiving game experience while having an easy option.  I think that's their entire marketing hook.  Be prepared to die and all that.

   

   
97  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 4 is coming (please mark spoilers) on: June 05, 2014, 01:22:06 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on June 04, 2014, 07:13:16 PM

it's already been worked out.  GRRM gave them a brief outline of what happens to who and how and they also have the authority to make up an ending.  It's entirely likely the show will finish before he does and the books will either be written to reflect the show's ending or be different altogether.  Already they are diverging enough that I will likely not finish the books.  Loved the first one, liked the second, then the books become a bit drawn out and tedious so I never even finished the fourth.
That's pretty cool that HBO has the liberty to build off his outline. 

I really enjoyed books 1&2, and thought book 3 was awesome.  And then the train went of the tracks with book 4.  I'm fine with the show playing out the rest of the story.  HBO has done a nice job with the series. 
98  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mario Kart 8 [Wii U] on: June 05, 2014, 01:14:19 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on June 04, 2014, 09:01:26 PM

Man, after watching some videos I realized that there are still several power ups that I have never gotten.  I did just get the infinity/8 for the first time when I was doing poorly in a 150cc race, but I didn't even know there was a golden mushroom or bullet Bill power up.  I've never gotten the star or the squid (though have been hit by it plenty) either.

Also, the Koopalings are such products of the late 80's early 90's.  I'm surprised Nintendo didn't try to redesign them a little bit to make them a little less embarrassing.
If you're normally leading races, or in the top 3, you will probably never get to use the bullet, lightning, star, infinity, golden mushroom or blue shell.  I'm guessing there is a sliding % chance for each item tied directly to your current placing in the race.  I rarely get to use any of those.  I'm always at the receiving end of a blue shell, lightning or squid ink.

Regarding the koopalings, they're not my favorites, but I like them more than the babies.  Even my kids don't like the babies.
99  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 4 is coming (please mark spoilers) on: June 02, 2014, 06:44:19 PM
I knew what was coming and that was just gross.  I normally watch episodes twice, once on my own on Sunday, and once with my wife a couple of days later.  I'll be using my ipad during
Spoiler for Hiden:
that part of the fight
when my wife is watching.  She's sensitive to that kind of stuff so I already feel sorry for her.  I had to settle my mind for about an hour before going to bed last night.
100  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mortal Kombat X on: June 02, 2014, 06:33:18 PM
I wish I had the patience and focus to learn move combinations for fighter games like I did as a teenager.  Today when I see an in game list of 20-30 moves per character with corresponding inputs, I think part of my brain just shuts down.

 
101  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mario Kart 8 [Wii U] on: June 02, 2014, 06:16:57 PM
My kids and I have been having a blast playing local co-op.  We've earned gold trophies in all of the 50 and 100cc events, and are now working on the 150cc races.  The learning curve against the AI feels just about right.  Good drifting isn't really necessary against the AI until mid-way through the 100cc races.  Now 150cc is another story, we have to drift at that speed to finish in the top 3, but it makes it more fun (and chaotic).

The attention to detail in this game is astonishing.  So many little touches from reflections, to textures on the tires, to reactions from the racers.  You really have to see it to believe it.  I played a ton of Sonic Transformed with my family on the 360.  It's a great game.  MK8 is on another level.  If I didn't already have a Wii U, I would buy one for this game.       
102  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rise of Nations - Extended Edition on: June 01, 2014, 06:51:42 AM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on May 31, 2014, 10:08:27 AM

Rise of Nations is one of my all-time favorite RTS games. 
Me too.  It's a great game. It really did a lot of things right.
103  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mario Kart 8 [Wii U] on: May 31, 2014, 12:21:47 AM
This game is good.  I'm still unlocking courses playing 50cc grand prix.  My 6 and 4 year olds joined me for most of it.  Lots of fun.  It's hard to believe that the wii u is cranking out graphics like this.  The track design so far has been great.  Some of the tracks have already become early favorites in my house.  Mostly the ones with multiple transitions and gliding.
104  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Plus - Now with lots more free games! on: May 29, 2014, 04:15:56 PM
Sly Cooper will be fun for me and my kids.  We're working our way through the Puppateer right now.  Such a cool, quirky game with some great voice acting and music.

I've never played Pixeljunk or Trine 2.  They will find a home on my PS4. 

105  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Survivor 2014: Brawn, Beauty and No Brains! on: May 28, 2014, 07:31:53 PM
I was really rooting for Spencer.  I thought he played the hands he was delt as well as he could.  I remember a few times when Spencer created opportunities that put the target on other people simply by being smarter and more clever than Tony. 

Tony reminded me of Russell a little, but a saner version with a much better social game.  It's odd that Tony couldn't articulate the merits of his own game, while Spencer advocated on his behalf perfectly.

It was really interesting to observe Kass over the course of the season.  She evolved into an intelligent villian, which she seemed to enjoy.  In the end, she was too emotional and delusional to be really effective.  She viewed herself as kind of a female champion, believing that the jury would see her the same.  Her post game comments support that same belief.  Even with that said, I was surprised to see so many of the jury raise their hand in support of voting for Woo if the alternative choice was Kass.  She clearly was out of touch with how the jury felt about her.

On the other hand, Tony was right on target with how the jury felt about Kass and Woo.  He nailed it.         
106  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ok, let me explain how the Internet works... on: May 28, 2014, 07:13:48 PM
I thought we covered our tracks well from GoneGold to ConsoleGold to GamingTrend.  Thankfully Dan Brown kept conspiracy nuts focused on mythical dead ends like the Illuminati, Templars, and Assassins.  I think our true actions started becoming more suspicious without CeeKay operational.  Hence, more people asking to have their data "cleaned".  We're all more exposed without CeeKay. ninja
107  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (05/26) on: May 26, 2014, 05:34:00 AM
Mario Kart 8

Will be watching reviews for Watch Dogs
108  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [E3 2012] Watch Dogs on: May 23, 2014, 05:49:20 PM

Quote from: farley2k on May 23, 2014, 03:30:31 PM

Review by Conan O'Brien

Holy cow it is pretty funny.  LOL at 3:30 when Conan is so shocked.
That was funny.  Why would she wear a house coat on a boat?  Blam, blam, blam, blam.
109  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [E3 2012] Watch Dogs on: May 23, 2014, 05:47:26 PM

Quote from: TiLT on May 23, 2014, 04:36:41 PM

The combination of a million different pre-order bonuses and a review embargo that ends after the game's release, worries me a lot. It's like Ubisoft doesn't have faith in the game.
Wrong or right, that's what I take away from it too.  In contrast, look at a game like Mario Kart 8 where Nintendo seems to be counting on pre-release reviews to help sell the game.


 
110  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [iOS] Battleheart Legacy on: May 23, 2014, 04:12:19 PM
It looks promising! While I liked the tactical action of BH, a good action rpg would be great.  It's too bad they don't have a companion system.
111  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/360/Ps3/Ps4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on: May 23, 2014, 01:07:13 AM
I'm in for any game that gives me an ability or power to screw with the AI.  I could easily lose an hour in Oblivion using the rage spell on npcs and watching madness break out.  If this game lets me turn orcs against each other, or mind-meld a troll and watch it rampage on it's former allies, I'm all in.     

I can't imagine the main character being welcomed by the good races of Middle Earth with that kind of power.  He's part wraith, right?
112  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [E3 2012] Watch Dogs on: May 23, 2014, 12:57:23 AM

Quote from: The Grue on May 22, 2014, 09:51:13 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on May 22, 2014, 09:05:46 PM

According to the source themselves, it is pronounced "You-be-soft" because it comes from "ubiquitous software".

I am glad their DRM is no longer ubiquitous.
Nicely done.  Me too. 
113  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mario Kart 8 [Wii U] on: May 23, 2014, 12:55:22 AM
Already preordered.  Looks like a lot of fun.  I'm in for GT member races.
114  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [E3 2012] Watch Dogs on: May 22, 2014, 08:12:20 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on May 22, 2014, 05:58:07 PM

Is it pronounced with the Y sound?  I think I've always said ooobeesoft. lol

Of course even Y is sometimes a vowel! slywink
I've been pronouncing it ooobeesoft for years now too.  You-be-soft, got it. 
115  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/PS3] Final Fantasy XIV (Characters/Servers in first post) on: May 21, 2014, 10:14:08 PM

Quote from: Gratch on May 20, 2014, 09:58:22 PM

I really liked FF XIV when playing as a tank...I love it as a DPS.  It's been a completely different experience with this new class, and I say with confidence that this is now my all-time favorite MMO.  I was just going to sub for 30 days and see what's new, but I re-upped for 90 days yesterday.  This is the first time I've ever looked forward to trying out end-game content on an MMO...they typically don't keep me interested that long.
I agree.  I've been enjoying playing a lancer.  It's unfortunate that so many mmo's rely on the group role trinity, and then make the tank role so stressful.  In FF14 there's no hiding the potential negative side of playing a tank since you have to do group content starting at level 15.  On a positive note, it seems like a lot of players recognize this and at least try to give the tank player commendations.  What's so interesting (to me) about this game is that you may be grouping with players that are doing a level 20 dungeon with you, but those players are already level 30+ in other classes...on the same character.   

I got my chocobo last night.  I felt like I earned it after 3 group dungeons, 1 group primal fight, and 2000 company seals.  It's pretty cool how the chocobos have your grand company logo on their barding.     
116  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/PS3] Final Fantasy XIV (Characters/Servers in first post) on: May 20, 2014, 07:57:07 PM
I'm LTTP on this one.  I started playing last weekend on the PS4.  There are a lot of things I like about the experience.  It actually feels like a FF game, in a good way.  I like the combat and class system.  The game has charm, and some goofiness, but it's pretty good.  While I'm not a fan of forced grouping to move story quests forward, it did succeed in getting me to group and enjoy the dungeon experience.

I joined a grand company last night (Twin Adders), and have been leveling up my lancer.  I really haven't had to wait too long for Duty Finder to match me up with a group for the mandatory fights/dungeons, maybe 15 minutes at most.  I've had some dud groups due to unreliable players bailing at the first sign of frustration (which is why I'd rather have the option to lone wolf if I need to), but overall the grouping experience has been postive through level 25. 

I picked up a cheap, wireless logitech keyboard that works well with my ps4, so I can finally type in chat.  I think it's cool that I can go upstairs and play on my pc using the same login and play the same characters (I bought the pc version).  So I'm able to play on my big screen downstairs from the couch, or play on my pc upstairs picking up right where I left off.  I wish more mmo games had that kind of seamless cross play.     
117  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/Wii U/PS3] Darksiders 2 (review on page 2) on: May 14, 2014, 02:55:23 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on May 13, 2014, 05:03:33 AM

Apparently Joe Madueria made a post on Facebook that includes this bit about Darksiders:

Quote
4) Darksiders-- DS is not dead!!! The new owner, Nordic seems very committed to continuing the series. As far as my involvement, I can't say at this point. Hopefully we will all have exciting news about the franchise soon!!!!!!
Hopefully they can continue the story of the horsemen.  That way I can add another Darksiders game to my Steam collection that I probably won't play for more than 30 minutes frown  I really need to find some time to play DS2.
118  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: May 13, 2014, 03:22:18 AM

Quote from: EddieA on May 13, 2014, 02:15:38 AM

I'm surprised to see PS3/360 versions, and now I'm torn.  I was planning on getting the PS4 version, but it's going to cost $60, while the PS3 version will only be $40.  I can't imagine the PS4 version will look that much better, so I might just go with cheaper one, especially with Sacred 3 coming out a week later.
I've played a lot Diablo 3 on the PS3.  It's good.  But when I compare it to the PC, the graphics are kind of rough.  If the PS4 version is similar to the PC, I'd go with that.  I'll be triple dipping with the PS4 version.   
119  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Your Favorite Star Wars Games on: May 08, 2014, 06:52:11 PM
Tie Fighter was so good.  I had to play it on crappy 386 laptop at the time, which meant I was dealing with slideshows for some of it.  How cool was it to be initiated into the Emporer's inner circle, complete with a secret inner forearm tatoo? 

KOTOR 1 for sure, but also KOTOR 2 because of the very well acted Kreia storyline.  The music, voice acting, story, all came together for some great scenes in KOTOR 2.  I definitely complained about the ending at the time, but everything else was very good.

The Kyle Katarn games were hit or miss for me.  When they were good, they were good, particularly in the major fights and set pieces.  When they were bad, like trying to track down a card key to get to the next section, they could be really frustrating.  These games + Unreal Tournament were my first experiences with MP FFA matches. 



   
120  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Rumored] Sony's E3 plans revealed? Killer lineup if it's true on: May 08, 2014, 06:35:17 PM
I'd like to see a GTA5 annoucement for both PS4 and Xbone.  I'm already looking foward to playing The Last of Us and Diablo 3 on PS4. 

Seeing some gameplay from The Order at E3 would be good.  I like what I've read about the world lore and setting.
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