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1  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Need a good arcade racer for PC or PS4 on: January 02, 2015, 09:05:28 PM

Quote from: Gratch on January 01, 2015, 06:02:11 PM

 I liked the racing, but the way the cars "stick" together whenever there was a collision drove me absolutely nuts. 

This is a problem in the series as a whole, not just limited to this particular game.  I try to avoid congestion points, but it's not always possible. When it happens,  you can lose control of your car, not to mention precious speed. I once landed on top of a car after a jump and I was at the mercy of the other car, which plowed us both into a tree. One time I slammed right into a car just as it respawned, unable to avoid it. Another time, I was into my last lap in first,  when a car slammed me and sent me into a tree. The reset is a little too slow, and I end up restarting the race most of the time.
2  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Need a good arcade racer for PC or PS4 on: January 01, 2015, 11:56:58 PM

Quote from: kronovan on January 01, 2015, 09:07:05 AM

This is why u don't buy FO UC, but go for the slightly older but much better FO 2.

Well, no issues on my end. But I didn't realize it was a remake of the second one until after I bought it, otherwise I probably would have done that.
3  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Need a good arcade racer for PC or PS4 on: December 31, 2014, 08:33:50 PM

Quote from: Gratch on December 24, 2014, 11:55:17 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on December 23, 2014, 09:19:07 PM

I just bought FlatOut: Ultimate Cargage for $5 on Steam. Might be up your alley.

Picked this up today, downloaded it, went to fire it up, and...nothing.  It goes throughout the initial install stuff, then the window disappears and nothing happens.  Apparently this isn't an uncommon issue, something to do with how it was initially integrated with GFWL.

Hopefully I can get it to work.    icon_cry

Yeah, I've heard about issues, particularly if one is using Windows 8. I think there's a way to get around it by installing the live client manually from within the game folder's support directory. Hope you can figure it out. It's a really fun game.
4  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What Color Suits these Arctic Countries: USA, Canada, Greenland, Norway, Russia? on: December 23, 2014, 10:12:28 PM
What, are you kidding? An Army of beavers doesn't look out of place slywink  icon_lol

Hah, I do see what you're getting at though. But I'd still argue that it's within the limits, considering what they'd be representing, ie representing a country along with its might. Alternatively, I guess if budget's a concern there's always stickers that you could stick on the blocks.

On the blocks themselves, that picture gave me another idea along the lines of stickers.  Let's say, if they're the same shape, two faces end up being one colour, the edges getting another like the red in of the blocks in that picture, therefore you could technically get away with having two colours per country. Using Canada as an example, the faces being the main colour would be red, the edge white. These could probably be painted instead of stickers though.
5  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Need a good arcade racer for PC or PS4 on: December 23, 2014, 09:19:07 PM
I just bought FlatOut: Ultimate Cargage for $5 on Steam. Might be up your alley.
6  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What Color Suits these Arctic Countries: USA, Canada, Greenland, Norway, Russia? on: December 23, 2014, 09:16:14 PM
Just an idea offhand, but since you're creating a game, you could use a 3D-printing business to print out something more unique and defined, such as national animals, for instance. I doubt they'd be very expensive as they'd be quite small. Since some countries also have national birds, you could choose betweem both. The end result be something less confusing, and the colours could just be whatever fit the animals best. You also avoid any colours that could potentially clash politically, and the animals give it somewhat of a patriotic feel.  Canada = Beaver, USA = Bald Eagle, Greenland = Polar Bear (Yes, look it up), Denmark = Swan, Russia = Russian Bear or Siberian Cat, Norway = Elk. Actually, willing to bet you could find plastic pieces like these online.
7  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What Color Suits these Arctic Countries: USA, Canada, Greenland, Norway, Russia? on: December 23, 2014, 02:19:06 AM
Nah, just a polite bear that invites you over before it eats you.  icon_lol
8  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What Color Suits these Arctic Countries: USA, Canada, Greenland, Norway, Russia? on: December 23, 2014, 01:30:30 AM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on December 22, 2014, 04:22:43 PM

Make sure you include Polar bear attacks.

Not before it invites you over for a nice cup of tea slywink
9  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What Color Suits these Arctic Countries: USA, Canada, Greenland, Norway, Russia? on: December 22, 2014, 05:18:51 AM
I'd say Red for Canada as that's perhaps the primary colour in the flag, and it's always a colour that comes up with talking about Canada.

Others I'd go for would be USA=Blue, Greenland=Green, Norway=Yellow, Russia=White
10  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] James Bond #24: SPECTRE on: December 11, 2014, 06:21:12 PM
Then I will respectfully concede. Thanks for checking, Pr0ner. Guess we'll have to wait and see the direction they take it in.
11  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] James Bond #24: SPECTRE on: December 10, 2014, 07:23:53 PM
My memory might be failing me then, but they must have known at the time that Skyfall was being produced that they'd have the rights to it for the next movie. Not to mention that it seemed open-ended enough to have the opportunity for it to happen should they have the option. Everything falls into place.   To me, it was pretty clear it's what it was going to be, even if it wasn't explicitly stated. Maybe they never got mentioned by name, but there was a large enough clue somewhere, or else I wouldn't be thinking of it.
12  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] James Bond #24: SPECTRE on: December 09, 2014, 07:24:39 PM

Quote from: TiLT on December 08, 2014, 08:49:16 PM

I'm not following you, to be honest. Are you saying that SPECTRE was mentioned, or even alluded to, at the end of Skyfall? Because that's what it sounds like you're saying.

I'm remembering a line at the end of Skyfall where SPECTRE was mentioned, yes. After all the problems MI6 were having, like the virus, they eventually come to find out that an organization called SPECTRE is behind it all, queue the end. So we know by the end of the movie that SPECTRE will be involved in the next movie. This I implicitly remember. It's why I wasn't so surprised that the next movie would feature SPECTRE. I was more surprised that they chose to name the movie after it, though.

Craig's Bond movies have had a story-arc running through them. In terms of the timeline,  at the end of Quantum of Solace, it wouldn't be too difficult to believe that due to Quantum's failure in killing Bond throughout CR and QoS, that an organization higher up on the chain, displeased with the results thus far,  would be sent to infiltrate the organization that Bond works for;  enter SPECTRE, a more specialized org full of shadow operatives designed to do just that. They would, as you say, be picking up the pieces from a failed operation and hitting them where it hurts. But why would they if they weren't related in some manner? There's a relation there somewhere.

And I know Quantum was created because they hadn't yet had the rights to SPECTRE, but if you look at the whole picture from all Craig's Bond movies so far, it looks perfectly orchestrated to fully take advantage of the situation.
13  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] James Bond #24: SPECTRE on: December 08, 2014, 07:16:43 PM
And they didn't need to be featured, as Skyfall had an underlying theme of transition throughout. But I'm not the only one who got that vibe out of it. If you search around online, you see a lot of people asking, "Is Quantum part of SPECTRE/Should Quantum be part of SPECTRE?" The reveal I'm speaking about is when they reveal SPECTRE towards the end, but the feeling one can get is that he's dealt with them in some form or another, ie Quantum. It's never explicitly stated, but one can read between the lines. He's in effect now going up against a more specialized unit.

This from CinemaBlend:
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However, if Christensen's statement is true, it looks like not only will we see Mr. White returning in Spectre, but that SPECTRE just might be behind, born from, or taking over Quantum itself.

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Spectre-Bringing-Back-James-Bond-Villain-68531.html

And my best guest regarding Mr White is that he'll be their contact into getting into finding and getting into SPECTRE HQ. If I'm wrong I'll eat a hat.
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Uncharted 4 on: December 07, 2014, 10:54:29 PM
Hehe yeah, that was a pretty good guess. Just had a thought that maybe the title refers not to him, but to his brother.
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Uncharted 4 on: December 07, 2014, 08:03:16 PM
Hopefully they've fixed her look in this one.

You know what's always struck me with NaughtyDog, is their capability to create believable environments. This is no exception. It does certainly feel more open, but then I've always felt their games had an open feel to them despite the fact that they were pretty linear.
16  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] James Bond #24: SPECTRE on: December 07, 2014, 07:34:53 PM
The gist is that somewhere along they way, they figure out that there's a shadowy organization calling Quantum's shots, with it being revealed at the end of Skyfall, with Bond effectively going up the chain. That would certainly explain Quantum's involvement in the next movie. Of course, another theory could be that it's a splinter group.

Interesting thing about the Bulgarian subtitles for Quantum of Solace, Quantum was translated as SPECTRE with the title changing to Spectre of Solace.
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Uncharted 4 on: December 07, 2014, 07:10:55 AM
The ending of 3 was rather rushed, but I think they alluded to it happening from what I remember.  Just notice it more now because of the extra detail.


Anyway, looks incredible. Need some drool buckets around here.
18  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] James Bond #24: SPECTRE on: December 07, 2014, 07:03:26 AM
The way I saw it according to the 3 previous in the way they were building things up, was that Quantum was a sub-division of sorts from within the bigger Spectre. I seem to remember Skyfall pushing it into that direction.
19  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dear Gamespot, Stop Trying to Make Me Care about Your Host Personalities on: December 04, 2014, 06:49:35 AM
Sort of like NakedNews but for gaming news? I think you're on to something slywink
20  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: [PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox1, Xbox 360]Can we dispense with the thread naming convention on: November 16, 2014, 08:41:16 PM

Quote from: Lee on November 15, 2014, 08:06:38 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on November 15, 2014, 07:44:01 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on November 13, 2014, 01:26:52 PM

All I can say is this- we've got new forum software lined up for the beginning of the year. Tagging is one if it's features. If we try to install a plugin for this software, it is far more likely than not that those tags would not survive a forum migration.

Good to know. That's what I wanted to know. Thanks smile

He means in 2020. Tongue

And the Titanic wasn't built in a day slywink
21  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: [PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox1, Xbox 360]Can we dispense with the thread naming convention on: November 15, 2014, 07:44:01 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on November 13, 2014, 01:26:52 PM

All I can say is this- we've got new forum software lined up for the beginning of the year. Tagging is one if it's features. If we try to install a plugin for this software, it is far more likely than not that those tags would not survive a forum migration.

Good to know. That's what I wanted to know. Thanks smile
22  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Have you ever written anything substantial? on: November 15, 2014, 07:41:28 PM

Quote from: Turtle on November 13, 2014, 06:58:16 AM

...  you probably don't feel like you are inspired or super motivated like they show in movies and TV, or when you read biographies of people who have done amazing things. Some desire is there, but you don't think you have enough of what it takes to do anything with it.

That pretty much describes me. I have tons of ideas written down, but when it comes to actually doing something with them, I don't feel adequate enough in actually executing them and I end up stalling. Most of the time I struggle in getting them to the starting line as I don't really know how to get them started.
23  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Have you ever written anything substantial? on: November 13, 2014, 03:26:20 AM
A few years ago I participated in NaNoWriMo and finished it to the end. The story was a sort of fantasy/steampunk set on a world divided by magic and technology, eventually resulting in a civil war of sorts. In the end, I got a proof copy printed, and it felt great holding it in my hands.
24  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: [PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox1, Xbox 360]Can we dispense with the thread naming convention on: November 12, 2014, 06:53:10 AM
Does the forum software support built-in tags? I've seen these on other forums as a way to classify posts. The idea is that they're not part of the title, and they're a mechanism to help searching be better while being less cluttered. They'd be displayed very much like thread-starters and mods are listed, but at the thread level, and beneath the thread title. So, if I were to start a new thread for a particular game, I'd tag that topic with all the relevant platforms. Then clicking on that platform name would come up with the most recent threads tagged with that platform. If that's not possible with this software, then maybe something to look for in the new upcoming software?


Like for instance, let's say I start an 'Assassin's Creed: Unity' thread.


Assassin's Creed: Unity
[PC, XBO, PS4]
25  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Windows 10 announced on: October 01, 2014, 05:38:09 PM
They should totally use this as Windows 10's theme song...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1cnJ_pOAdQ
26  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Apple Watch on: September 17, 2014, 06:25:24 PM
Apparently using an Apple Watch while driving can get you ticketed in the UK, as they're subject to the same rules as a phone. Think you're off the hook because it's a watch? Think again.

http://www.cultofmac.com/296253/using-apple-watch-driving-land-ticket/
27  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Apple Watch on: September 13, 2014, 05:52:54 PM
Sure, but it'd be even better suited for him if it were standalone.

Edit: Visited an Apple forum that I'm familiar with today, and they had a poll up regarding the interest in it, and interestingly, the majority said they gave up on watches when they started carrying a smartphone. This from a forum full of Apple fanboys who normally jump at any new product.
28  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Apple Watch on: September 12, 2014, 11:49:41 PM

Quote from: Roguetad on September 10, 2014, 03:13:54 PM

I agree, I don't see how smart watches will become mainstream until they aren't tethered to a smartphone.  

This. I don't know, I've been feeling rather skeptical about the whole wearable technology trend, and smartwatches in particular. The hard sell is that for the most part, they're redundant. Until they figure out how to make them standalone devices, possibly as something that piggybacks onto an existing plan, they'll forever need what would be its own worst enemy in order to function. Ok, that last bit might not make the most sense.

But the way I see it, the future tech that we tend to think we want, isn't always going to be the most convenient when it comes to finally being realized.
29  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Robin Williams found dead on: August 13, 2014, 05:44:41 PM
Here's a great heartfelt letter written by Zelda.

Robin Williams's Daughter pens heartbreaking goodbye to her father
30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamescom 2014 on: August 12, 2014, 07:03:48 PM

Quote from: Jumangi on August 12, 2014, 06:15:51 PM

Quote from: ATB on August 12, 2014, 03:40:34 PM

Tomb Raider is an odd pick.

I don't see it as a big enough franchise to be a system seller so why do it at all? It's likely not going to drive XB1 sales...

MS needs exclusives. They don't have the in house/1st party developers like Sony, especially since Bungie left them. Tomb Raider did well in its reboot and is about the best action/adventure game out there they could tie up since Sony already has Uncharted.

Sure, they need exclusives, but making an exclusive out of what was once on both consoles is not the right move. It's this kind of thing that fuels the fire among both camps. What they really need to do is come up with something of their own, you know, something that isn't Halo or GoW. Something bold, new and exciting that would grab everyone's interest. Right now, they're making noise, but for all the wrong reasons.
31  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sierra Returns! on: August 12, 2014, 06:21:29 PM
That actually seems quite reasonable as far as plans go. Maybe it will eventually lead to something more, but for now I think they've got the right idea.
32  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Robin Williams found dead on: August 12, 2014, 06:14:55 PM
A great article about his children:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/12/robin-williams-quote-about-daughter_n_5671207.html?ir=Books&utm_hp_ref=books

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In a Reddit AMA that Williams hosted almost one year ago, the dad of three was asked what still gives him a sense of wonder, and also what his favorite book was. His answer, now, is chilling:

    "My children give me a great sense of wonder. Just to see them develop into these extraordinary human beings. And a favorite book as a child? Growing up, it was The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe -- I would read the whole C.S. Lewis series out loud to my kids. I was once reading to Zelda, and she said 'don't do any voices. Just read it as yourself.' So I did, I just read it straight, and she said 'that's better.'"
33  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: R.I.P Robin Williams - Apparent Suicide on: August 12, 2014, 12:55:42 AM
Yeah, same here. This one is hitting me like a hammer on a head of a nail. frown
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sierra Returns! on: August 09, 2014, 09:53:53 PM

Quote from: TiLT on August 09, 2014, 08:56:07 PM

. At least one company seems to be doing so already, while Telltale apparently let their own license expire last year, for reasons unknown. I suspect it was too expensive compared to the other licenses they had available to them at the time.

I wouldn't think the KQ license to be anymore expensive than the Walking Dead license. In fact, that one is probably more expensive. So, what I think happened was that they had talks with Activision who granted them the license, but decided to shelve their plans for that when Walking Dead exploded in popularity, shifting their priorities. Sitting on that license while not doing anything with it was probably more expensive in the end, while the likely more expensive WD license actually was more profitable opportunity.
35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sierra Returns! on: August 08, 2014, 06:39:01 PM
Oh, teach me to actually read the link... slywink Heh thanks.
36  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sierra Returns! on: August 08, 2014, 06:08:34 PM
I thought Telltale decided to shelve King's Quest. Now I'm confused.

I do agree about the logo though. The video makes it look like a generic location, and the half-dome isn't prominent enough in the logo as compared to earlier versions. I think the original logo was to signify Sierra's proximity to Yosemite, and a pretty awesome association.

Speaking of Yosemite, I was there last year, and as we drove there, my memories of Sierra came flooding back to me as I recognize some of the town names. Even managed to recognize Sierra's Coarsegold HQ, the one that was featured in SQ3. It's now a medical clinic.
37  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Apple banning apps that reward video ads/sharing on: August 07, 2014, 10:59:56 PM

Quote from: Suitably Ironic Moniker on June 12, 2014, 02:45:39 AM

I don't know, this one doesn't bother me as long as it was my option to watch the videos. There's a game called Another Case Solved, where you play a detective who's basically solving minigames. At your office, the phone rings periodically, and if you pick it up, you get the choice to watch a quick video and get free currency. It's very unobtrusive, and can be helpful if I only need a couple more bucks to to buy something.

Yeah, that's a good example of it put to good effect. I think what I have more of a problem with are games that have a window pop up to say, "Hey, try this game! Install it and win free currency!" and games that have you visit a random website to earn more free currency. The videos feel rather harmless in comparison.
38  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: TMNT Live Action Reboot inc? on: August 05, 2014, 07:16:04 PM
Damn frown

Which reminds me, two weeks ago I had a trip to Vermont. Our route takes us to the Ticonderoga Ferry, and among those waiting was someone with a TMNT license plate. As I got out to stretch my legs while waiting for the ferry, I walked by the vehicle and saw some plushies up on the dash and yelled out, "Cowabunga!" Didn't have the heart to ask what they thought of the upcoming movie.
39  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Plus - Now with lots more free games! on: August 01, 2014, 02:41:06 AM
Yeah, that.  I can't see why they couldn't link it to PS+ and make it a PS+ service. Pay the same PS+ flat rate and get access to PSNow. Get a discount as a PS+ member, or pay a slightly higher flat rate as a separate service. They just have to make it convenient and less ridiculous.
40  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's Talk Yogurt on: July 30, 2014, 12:42:59 AM
I'm disappointed nobody has posted a Spaceball reference yet...
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