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161  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: August 16, 2013, 09:43:46 PM
Well, GTA SA kind of did that by giving us a huge playground, but yeah. Looks like this will be even more extensive. I hope it gives us more side-missions and more things to play with that aren't required to finish the game, but just fun to do.
162  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Whore of the Orient on: August 02, 2013, 04:56:17 PM
Yeah, I too thought they went under after L.A Noire. What's the deal?
163  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Possible Outcast sequel on: August 01, 2013, 10:32:35 PM
Yeah, true. I had a concern about the voxel engine when I wrote that. I don't know what kind of alternative it could use though or what they're planning to use for the sequel. As for it feeling rather limited, that's why I suggested XBL and PSN. I also feel it had the best water rendering of any game for many years after its release.
164  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Possible Outcast sequel on: August 01, 2013, 10:20:05 PM
I'd love to see an HD remake of the first one. Also, I might be remembering wrong, but I think it was purely a PC game, and in the case of an HD remake, they could make it available on consoles via XBL and PSN as it would work very well as a console game, and prepare people for the possible sequel.
165  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: July 28, 2013, 04:29:53 AM

Quote from: gellar on July 27, 2013, 10:34:56 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on July 27, 2013, 08:32:42 PM

Quote from: Doopri on July 27, 2013, 05:24:19 AM

ugly rumor in the financial world is that smartglass, windows phone (not so much rumor as confirmed) and MSs presence in the "handheld" phone / tablet world has bombed already, to the tune of near billions

Heh, I wouldn't be at all surprised if that were true, as they've always had terrible luck with consumer electronics in the past. I think a large part of that problem is their timing. They can't seem to release these things in a timely fashion, and only when the market is already saturated. And when they do get released, there's nothing that really make them standout from the competition. In that industry, they're followers rather than innovators, often arriving late in the game when the bandwagon has already left town.  If I were MS, I'd likely be thinking of selling off their consumer electronic division.

It's not rumor... it's fact.  MSFT took a $900M write down in assets of the Surface RT this last quarter after reducing the RT prices by $150 per unit.  Basically they made a shitload more than they could possibly sell and then had to reduce the cost per unit (that they are still not going to sell).  Apple is actually gaining marketshare in the tablet space despite the competition and ALL Windows Surface devices actually have lower usage numbers than the Asus Transformer itself (http://www.slashgear.com/ipad-family-web-traffic-dominates-while-all-others-dwindle-in-latest-chitika-study-23291518/).  Basically the Surface is epic failboat.

Windows Phone has also predictably bombed.  Apple and Android are have *gained* marketshare since Windows 8 was introduced.  The Windows total mobile marketshare (so including the older Windows devices) has gone *down* since Windows 8 was introduced.  So... yeah, they're going backwards.

Ahh well, looks like they're going to be hemorrhaging quite a bit for some time . I do think they need to get out of the consumer electronics altogether aside from the XBone, as they only seem to be hurting themselves with each attempt. I heard that they want to buy the Nook from B&N in order to save it, but sadly, I think their track record would just end up killing it. With the high price associated with Surface tablets and the confusion surrounding them vs the Pro versions, things weren't looking good right from the start.
166  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: July 27, 2013, 08:32:42 PM

Quote from: Doopri on July 27, 2013, 05:24:19 AM

ugly rumor in the financial world is that smartglass, windows phone (not so much rumor as confirmed) and MSs presence in the "handheld" phone / tablet world has bombed already, to the tune of near billions

Heh, I wouldn't be at all surprised if that were true, as they've always had terrible luck with consumer electronics in the past. I think a large part of that problem is their timing. They can't seem to release these things in a timely fashion, and only when the market is already saturated. And when they do get released, there's nothing that really make them standout from the competition. In that industry, they're followers rather than innovators, often arriving late in the game when the bandwagon has already left town.  If I were MS, I'd likely be thinking of selling off their consumer electronic division.
167  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What happens in 60 days? on: July 27, 2013, 07:16:10 PM
Probably another Youtube Live event.
168  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NO, Adrian! on: July 26, 2013, 05:03:39 PM
The franchise that wouldn't die? What's next, zombies in the ring?
169  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Your favorite opening line of a book on: July 26, 2013, 04:59:44 PM

Quote from: TiLT on July 25, 2013, 10:16:42 PM

Some of you guys are cheating! A full stop indicates the end of an opening line. I'm seeing entire opening paragraphs here! Tongue


Blame it on me then. as I posted a whole paragraph. First line of a Neal Stephenson novel wouldn't have been much as he's too fragmented.
170  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Remake]This is getting silly now-The Butterfly Effect on: July 26, 2013, 04:56:21 PM
But will it... cause a butterfly effect? slywink

The original was fine for what it was. No need to remake it, especially so soon.
171  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: July 24, 2013, 09:20:37 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on July 23, 2013, 11:12:10 AM

meh,they could call it Turd City for all i care Tongue


Niko isn't happy

Heh, It's just something we're both going to disagree on and we could both go on and on about it... I'm still really looking forward to the game smile
172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rockstar's Agent on: July 24, 2013, 06:14:02 AM
Heh, well Rockstar's been around for a long time, so I doubt that would happen. The worst that could happen would be to close one of their studios. L.A Noire was a different situation entirely where it was developed outside the company.
173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rockstar's Agent on: July 24, 2013, 12:03:05 AM
Agreed. It's likely been secretly in development.
174  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gmail - WTF on: July 23, 2013, 10:50:24 PM
Yeah, the tabs are terrible. I want to view my email at a glance. Sorting between the different tabs is extra work. Fortunately, there's a way to opt out of that by pressing the "+",  and I hadn't thought of clicking that as it isn't immediately obvious that's where you should click, rather than say, settings. On the tablet, there's no way to opt out though. I have a 7" tablet and vertically, the tabs take up half the space making it look very cluttered. Ugh. Worst idea ever.
175  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Your favorite opening line of a book on: July 23, 2013, 10:42:43 PM
    "The Deliverator belongs to an elite order, a hallowed sub-category. He's got esprit up to here. Right now, he is preparing to carry out his third mission of the night. His uniform is black as activated charcoal, filtering the very light out of the air. A bullet will bounce off its arachnofiber weave like a wren hitting a patio door, but excess perspiration wafts through it like a breeze through a freshly napalmed forest. Where his body has bony extremities, the suit has sintered armorgel: feels like gritty jello, protects like a stack of telephone books." - Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson.
176  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: July 23, 2013, 03:05:41 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on July 22, 2013, 08:27:23 AM

Quote from: Rumpy on July 22, 2013, 06:35:55 AM

Quote from: paulstraytalker on July 20, 2013, 02:11:11 PM

I don't know...tear They do this stuff all the time and it seems to be more of a rehash.  I liked GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas(I felt that it was as far as they should've taken it game-play-wise).  And the last one went back to liberty city with a different character.  Roll Eyes I get the feeling that this will do for me what the others have already done. But that's me though.  I'm sure everyone else is gonna have ball. icon_wink

See, that's what I've been trying to explain. They keep going back to cities they've already done when they could spend some time expanding their world, because as it is, it's starting to feel like a small universe syndrome. Aside from Vice City, and San Andreas, they haven't really showcased any other cities. A little variety in choosing cities to tell their stories wouldn't hurt.

The thing is if Rockstar had decided to call them something else,you would not be making this complaint...GTA4's Liberty City or not,it looks nothing like the Liberty City in GTA3,and from what we have seen Los Santos in GTA5 looks worlds apart from the Los Santos we played in GTA:San Andreas

They could have called the city something else in GTA4 or GTA5 and no one would of batted an eyelid they are that different

and they have said that GTA4 and GTA5 does not exist in GTA3,VC and SA universe

Yeah, but they're repetitions all the same, even going back to the original two games. Doesn't matter that they don't concurrently exist, but that they keep doing the same cities with each generation. There are a ton of cities mentioned throughout the games. Why not one of them? Why not give another city a showcase and a chance to be a setting? Kind of like what they did with Vice City.
177  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: July 22, 2013, 06:35:55 AM

Quote from: paulstraytalker on July 20, 2013, 02:11:11 PM

I don't know...tear They do this stuff all the time and it seems to be more of a rehash.  I liked GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas(I felt that it was as far as they should've taken it game-play-wise).  And the last one went back to liberty city with a different character.  Roll Eyes I get the feeling that this will do for me what the others have already done. But that's me though.  I'm sure everyone else is gonna have ball. icon_wink

See, that's what I've been trying to explain. They keep going back to cities they've already done when they could spend some time expanding their world, because as it is, it's starting to feel like a small universe syndrome. Aside from Vice City, and San Andreas, they haven't really showcased any other cities. A little variety in choosing cities to tell their stories wouldn't hurt.
178  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Spartacus Legends on: July 21, 2013, 05:18:18 PM
It's alright, I guess. But it feels like a Facebook style game, and I'm disappointed that you still do have to pay for things via microtransactions to obtain the better stuff. For example, you start off with two gladiator slots, one already being used by the gladiator you're given to start off with, and an empty one for a future gladiator of a different type. And it does become evident rather quickly that you'll need gladiators of different types to progress at all, as some fights are restricted to certain fighter types, ie swords and shields, dual swords, dual daggers, etc,  and that you'll need to purchase more slots with gold coins bought via UPlay. This also goes for higher quality equipment, and you'll quickly find yourself maxing out on the best equipment you can buy with silver coins, the in-game currency you earn by winning fights. This is on the PS3 version. There's also no real sense of progression and I would have liked a tournament mode.
179  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Robocop! on: July 20, 2013, 07:20:40 PM
That looks terrible. But at least they didn't put nipples on the suit... slywink

It could maybe be technically reasoned that this suit is of a different slightly more advanced generation if they're going with a soft-reboot, getting someone new into a suit, but keeping continuity. But I doubt that's what's happening. The suit doesn't even look all that advanced or robot-ish.
180  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sven Coop returning on: July 17, 2013, 06:51:52 PM
I loved the mod, but I hope they mean this will be a companion to HL2, but there's nothing in the announcement that indicates that it is. In fact, as I read the comments, they seem to be suggesting that this will be using a modification of the original HL engine, not Source. Seems to me their energies would be better focused making the game with Source. Seems like it would be counter-productive otherwise, as I can't see many would be wanting to play on such an old engine anymore. They're worried of losing tons of work due to moving to the Source engine, but what they could perhaps do is team up with Project Black Mesa and have them share resources, all the while giving Black Mesa an official Co-Op component.  I'd be far more excited about that than this arriving years too late while everyone else has moved on to Source.
181  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: July 13, 2013, 01:38:05 AM
Yeah, Watch Dogs is another I'm looking forward to smile I just think that in general Rockstar could use a little bit of expanding their world. There seems to be a lot of repetition in what gets represented.


Sleeping Dogs is nice and all, and I do love the atmosphere. But even on easy, I struggle with the combat. It seems rather unforgiving, especially given that's the kind of combat it focuses on. I kept on losing on one of the early missions because there were too many guys ganging up. And to be honest, the driving isn't all that great either. Very stiff feeling.

182  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: July 12, 2013, 05:00:08 PM
Yeah, I've played Sleeping Dogs, but had to abandon it as I find the combat difficult. I still think there's a lot that could be done with setting a modern GTA game in London, or anywhere outside the US, really. And even if they do continue to stick to American cities, it would be nice to see a new one, like Seattle or Chicago.
183  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: July 12, 2013, 02:31:39 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on July 11, 2013, 07:55:48 PM

Quote from: TiLT on July 11, 2013, 05:20:47 PM

If nothing else, it would be fun to see Rockstar poking fun at the British instead of just Americans for a change. slywink

British poking fun at themselves?,NEVER!!! Tongue


They did do the GTA expansion that was set in London,and there have been a few British support characters in the games,Shaun Ryder in San Andreas comes to mind,because he was from Manchester....wasn't that old naked guy in Lost and Damned British as well?,or am i getting that mixed up(I remember British Flags outside where he was)


Personally though,I think America is where it should always be,every other country is boring,its more crazy than anywhere else in the world icon_lol and then you have it parodied(?) over that as well by GTA,also we haven't got the space for an open world game  icon_wink

Yeah, but nothing much was done with it in the modern era of GTA games. There are loads of caper movies that take place there. I also think that the narrow roads could make for interesting chases and scenarios. I mean, why limit it to America only? They're already making another game set in Los Santos, which as much as I'm looking forward to it, seems to suggest that they could expand their world a bit by doing other cities. I guess I'm a sucker for variety slywink The things you could do with the rolling hills and driving on the wrong side of the road!
184  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: July 11, 2013, 05:12:14 PM
This is probably the game I'm most looking forward to right now. After SA, I went back and started Vice City and it's almost unplayable now. The gameplay mechanics are one thing in Rockstar games that have been constantly improving, and it was actually quite a bit of a shock how clunky VC was compared to SA and how much SA had improved on things we take for granted now, such as mouselook while in-car. It makes me appreciate how far things have come.

And maybe my eyes were deceiving me, but in that trailer we see a jet going over a dam. Possibly the Sherman Dam from SA? If so, it will be interesting to see how they incorporate landmarks like that since they're not incorporating San Fierro and Las Venturas.

And you know, after GTA V, I'd like to see them return to London. London hasn't been depicted in the GTA series since the first game's two expansions. Would love to see what they could do with a modern GTA set in that.
185  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Don Mattrick leaving MS for Zynga on: July 07, 2013, 10:34:49 PM
I see it as a combination of both things. That there likely was a planned reorganization, but that the massive embarrassment that was the XBone reveal hastened his retreat, that he saw his time limited at the company and started to count his cards. Had the XBone been well received, it likely would have been a different story and he'd had gone on to perhaps be promoted during a reorganization. The two situations aren't exclusive to each other.  After how the XBone was received, as someone pointed out, he likely saw the writing on the wall and knew that even if he were personally cleared, that he wouldn't be moving up all that much from where he was.
186  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Ostrich Pillow on: July 04, 2013, 06:37:51 PM
Yeah, I guess so. :lol:

Also, the ideas that people come up with.... I mean what kind of drugs was someone on for them to think it would be a great idea?
187  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Ostrich Pillow on: July 04, 2013, 02:32:04 AM
That looks ridiculous. It almost looks like the head of a preying mantis with the arm holes on the side. Wouldn't be caught dead wearing this.
188  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Lone Ranger on: July 03, 2013, 03:36:17 PM
The reviews aren't kind on this one. And everything I've read about it seems to indicate it's a Hollywood action movie with a Western theme rather than a true Western. I don't think Westerns are in any danger, however, as we've had some great Westerns in the last few years.
189  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3]Gran Turismo 6 on: July 02, 2013, 07:19:52 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on July 02, 2013, 01:35:30 PM

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Thanks for that answer Rumpy thumbsup

No prob. Although I could have sworn that we already had GT Academy 2013, so I'm confused by this.
190  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Don Mattrick leaving MS for Zynga? on: July 01, 2013, 08:17:48 PM
Well, at least it isn't Sony he's jumping ship to. But you can bet that if Zynga wasn't sinking fast enough, he'll make it sink faster with his great ideas.
191  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3]Gran Turismo 6 on: June 28, 2013, 07:36:43 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on June 26, 2013, 05:56:54 PM

Question:- Do the GT games still have the Licences?,I want a deep driving game and i did like going for the licences in the older GT games,but i think my last GT game was GT3

They do, but as far as I know they don't have any bearing on the main game and are just there to teach you some driving skills.
192  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Under the Dome coming to TV on: June 25, 2013, 08:31:06 PM
I thought it was rather good. Quite interesting and makes me interested to see where this goes.
193  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Rust on: June 25, 2013, 01:58:57 AM
Wow, yeah. There are restrictions for a reason. This sounds like a terrible idea, one that would quickly become overused and overrun by those who just want to cause trouble. At the very least, you need to balance things out, like say, making it a persistent world where when the players log-off, their characters then become bots that would populate the server and protect what's owned against assault, and using skills and weapons that you've acquired while playing.
194  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: TMNT Live Action Reboot inc? on: June 24, 2013, 04:24:24 AM
Would have made more sense to get a Japanese actor like Ken Watanabe for the role.
195  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Highlander: The Remakening! on: June 21, 2013, 06:20:40 PM
I'm likely going to get some hate over this, but I watched the original movie recently and it doesn't stand up too well. Much of it feels very low-budget, and the best part of it is Sean Connery's short role. I think in that respect, a remake would make sense.

As for roles:
Ian McShane as Ramirez
Jason Statham as Connor.

Or for the laugh of it:
Billy Connelly as Ramirez
Peter Dinklage as Connor
196  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Plus - Now with lots more free games! on: June 20, 2013, 05:54:29 PM
Wow, must be Sony celebrating their victory, because this month they have big releases on PS+ US.
197  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: June 20, 2013, 05:48:12 PM
Read that MS plans on bringing Kinect to the PC, to be able to control PCs via voice and gestures. Can't see that being successful, especially in light of all the privacy concerns with Kinect 2.
198  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: June 20, 2013, 04:07:13 AM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on June 19, 2013, 09:41:35 PM

For someone who enjoys following the gaming industry almost as much as gaming itself the past 2 weeks have been awesome!

Yeah, it's been really interesting watching the developments. Good on MS for changing their mind. It just goes to show that sometimes it's good to listen to your future customer. For something as personal as a console, what's offered can make a big difference. And just because something might sound good on paper doesn't always mean it would be good in practice.
199  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors begin. on: June 19, 2013, 08:51:52 PM
The UI looks a bit like the new Playstation Store UI, so likely they were doing some experiments. I just hope it's much faster than the Store is, as navigation in the store is very sluggish.
200  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360,PS3,XB1,??] MGS5: The Phantom Pain on: June 14, 2013, 12:20:23 AM
My guess is that they'll use the same strategy as with GT5 Prologue.
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