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41  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GOG Galaxy on: June 06, 2014, 12:30:39 AM
So, assuming the client is not needed, that would mean the site itself the way it is now wouldn't go away. I'm a little confused as to the reason behind the client. I guess one could look at it as convenience.
42  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dear Gamespot, Stop Trying to Make Me Care about Your Host Personalities on: June 05, 2014, 01:27:53 AM
Curse is particularly bad at this as well. I think all this started around the time G4 stopped being dedicated to games and everyone is trying to be like them. Problem is, not everyone can be a good host. I find the problem with most of them tend to be that they're rather snarky. Or they often come across like they don't really know their material. Which is why I tend to appreciate Angry Joe. He usually tells it like it is and he usually knows what he's talking about and is honest about it.
43  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Late to the Party - GTA4 Edition on: May 31, 2014, 08:12:53 PM
Heh, yeah, I'd imagine GTAV is quite a leap.  Overall, I've come late to the franchise. I had only really played the first game, the one with the top-down video, so one of the first things I did when I heard about GTAV was I bought SA on Steam when there was a sale and played through that. And that was that, I was hooked.   Technically, I feel Rockstar is a company that keeps innovating with their tech. There's always something new to their games. As such, It's kind of difficult going back. Holy hell, I tried playing Vice City after I played SA and I couldn't do it. I know people love it, but technologically it's very clunky. I had played SA on the PC, and had really come to appreciate mouse-look while driving, something VC simply didn't have. It was a difficult game through its technology, if that makes any sense.  It does make you appreciate the advances that SA made, and the other advancements made going forward. There are always some big technological leaps in their games.
44  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Late to the Party - GTA4 Edition on: May 31, 2014, 01:45:04 AM
Yes, that's not a typo. I got GTA4 for Christmas, along with GTA5, but wanted to play through 4 first. Loved it, all the way through, and I even like the physics that is often a point of criticism. I guess my major point of criticism is in its length. It's a bit too long, or maybe it's just because it's not set in different environments like SA was, making it feel longer. But I didn't feel it was much of a difficult game. Sure, there were some frustrating moments, but overall I felt they were manageable. I actually felt some of the tougher missions were the side-missions like the assassinations.

I actually got the Complete Edition, so currently making my way through The Lost and Damned, which is quite fun. Love the racing in it, which harkens back to Road Rash, and the theme itself as a motorcycle club helps differentiating it from the rest of the games in general. I've actually just completed Diamonds in the Rough, which I felt was one of the hardest missions yet, though I had a glitch which helped me complete it easier. At one point you're supposed to kill off some bodyguards on the way to deposit packages in trash bins, and normally there'll be more bodyguards on the way to the second bin. On this one try, I had died right after killing the last bodyguard, so when it came to replaying that part of the mission, it had actually saved progress so all I had to do was drive up to the trash bin markers and there were no bodyguards waiting. Bug or feature, it was handy!

45  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation 3 on: May 27, 2014, 06:13:19 PM
Sorry, yeah, you're right. Don't know why I said it was the Slim. My dufus brain was away on vacation...  icon_lol
46  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation 3 on: May 27, 2014, 12:58:14 AM
Yeah, definitely the Slim. The last revision they made was as a super-slim with top-loading.
47  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: (TV-ABC) Marvel's Agent Carter on: May 09, 2014, 09:20:08 PM
More Hayley Atwell is always a good thing.
48  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Kickstarter] Outcast HD Reboot on: May 06, 2014, 04:01:36 AM
Yeah, true enough, Tilt. It was a hard sell in the first place. I think that in the end, they just assumed too much, which is a mistake. Never assume anything when you're trying to sell something, as you need to sell the idea overall, both to new and old. As a result, their pitch just felt scattered. Behind all that, I could see what they were trying to accomplish, and it sounded rather ambitious, but as you say, they needed to communicate what they were doing in a much better fashion. As far as I understood, the original code was still intact, that they planned to build a new engine around it and rebuild the environments with more detail and also add another world. Hopefully they can regroup and refocus at a later time with a better pitch.

Honestly, while the game was brilliant, I don't think it sold all that well, if I remember correctly.
49  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sleeping Dogs martial arts easier on PC than X360? on: May 02, 2014, 05:42:27 AM
I absolutely hated this game, which I found heartbreaking since I really wanted to like it. I loved the setting and the environment, which felt kind of fresh.  I just found it rather brutal and unforgiving. I got stuck really early on (the first time you encounter waves of multiple guys as part of the story near a warehouse), gave up and never looked back. Also hated the driving in it. Felt so blah.
50  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No One Lives Forever Trademark Filed on: May 02, 2014, 05:30:12 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 01, 2014, 11:23:13 PM

According to the article, it looks less like a remake and more like a rerelease.

Which is fine, as these are some of my all time favorites.  However, I do hope that a new game in the series might come to fruition.

Yeah, looks like it was filed by a company that deals in re-releases. Although I find it odd that a trademark would need to be filed to do that, unless they intend to make an HD release.
51  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Driveclub on: May 01, 2014, 10:02:15 PM
That must be a really fantastic menu. Really! The Best goddamn menu ever?
52  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Colbert to replace Letterman on: April 24, 2014, 05:00:04 AM
You know what I just noticed. One of our "local" channels airs Conan right after Late Night. Surreal. Maybe it's been that way since Conan started his show on TBS, but first time I noticed.
53  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Colbert to replace Letterman on: April 17, 2014, 05:47:09 PM
Yeah, that was kind of along the lines of I was thinking of. It doesn't even have to be the same character, but a character doing political commentary.
54  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Civilization: Beyond Earth - Finally an Alpha Centauri successor? on: April 12, 2014, 10:18:09 PM
Very excited for this. Was wondering when they'd revisit SMAC.
55  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Colbert to replace Letterman on: April 12, 2014, 06:47:21 PM

Quote from: hepcat on April 12, 2014, 06:01:41 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on April 12, 2014, 01:12:04 AM

Quote from: hepcat on April 11, 2014, 07:16:47 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on April 11, 2014, 05:32:37 PM

What I think could happen is that he could have a segment where he does comment on ongoing news in a snarky manner. "And now, a Colbert Report..."

I doubt it, though.  I believe he'll want to put as much distance between the character and himself as possible once the transition occurs.  That or/and the character may be a Comedy Central IP and they'd not allow it.

Well, it doesn't even have to be the character or even that particular name, but the idea of him riffing on politics. Because you just have to figure that he will at some point.

ALL late night talk show hosts do at some point during their monologues.  I don't see how he's going to be any different than Letterman, Leno, Ferguson or Fallon.

Exactly. There's no avoiding it as it would be unnatural otherwise. In fact, people are going to expect it.
56  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Colbert to replace Letterman on: April 12, 2014, 01:12:04 AM

Quote from: hepcat on April 11, 2014, 07:16:47 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on April 11, 2014, 05:32:37 PM

What I think could happen is that he could have a segment where he does comment on ongoing news in a snarky manner. "And now, a Colbert Report..."

I doubt it, though.  I believe he'll want to put as much distance between the character and himself as possible once the transition occurs.  That or/and the character may be a Comedy Central IP and they'd not allow it.

Well, it doesn't even have to be the character or even that particular name, but the idea of him riffing on politics. Because you just have to figure that he will at some point.
57  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Colbert to replace Letterman on: April 11, 2014, 05:32:37 PM
What I think could happen is that he could have a segment where he does comment on ongoing news in a snarky manner. "And now, a Colbert Report..."
58  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Kickstarter] Outcast HD Reboot on: April 10, 2014, 06:23:54 PM
Heh, looks like I'm getting my wishes for an HD remake, and they haven't left consoles out of the equations.
59  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: March 29, 2014, 09:24:00 PM
Oh ok. I guess I'm not the only one confused about this. I thought I had seen a compatibility list of what PSNow would be supporting. But if it's focused more on PS3 games, that makes sense since PSNow does use PS3 hardware.
60  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: March 29, 2014, 08:58:38 PM
Interesting. I wonder if that means they've run into problems with PSNow and if it isn't working as well as they'd hoped.
61  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: CeeKay AWOL? on: March 17, 2014, 10:20:40 PM
Come back, CK! We can't run Skynet without you!
62  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: March 15, 2014, 11:32:55 PM
Then again, it's Canada. A lot of things over here have insane markups, especially true when dealing with electronics.
63  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: (TV/Film)Various Stephen King projects in the pipeline on: March 04, 2014, 07:39:09 PM

Quote from: Caine on March 04, 2014, 06:08:11 AM

Quote from: Rumpy on March 04, 2014, 05:43:29 AM

Would it be typically his style to do so? I'm not too familiar with his writing, to be honest.
tbh, I haven't watched the show, but King has a history of setting up great stories and then closing them out with groan-worthy endings.  Under the Dome is one of his worst, imho, but from what I remember, the show isn't using the same premise. 

Yeah, from what I hear it's quite a departure, so much so that they're going on for multiple seasons rather than simply wrapping it up. Wrapping it up would have made more sense, but no, we got this stupid ending that made viewers feel like it was a complete waste of time. Felt like "You stuck with it throughout? Well, F-U."
64  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: (TV/Film)Various Stephen King projects in the pipeline on: March 04, 2014, 05:43:29 AM
Would it be typically his style to do so? I'm not too familiar with his writing, to be honest.
65  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [WTF?!] Man loves pizza, gets burned junk on: February 27, 2014, 09:21:38 PM
Wow, didn't expect that so literally... 
66  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: (TV/Film)Various Stephen King projects in the pipeline on: February 27, 2014, 09:19:42 PM
Under The Dome jumped the shark with its finale. Made viewers feel worthless for having spent the time watching it. That's not how you do it. If a show is primed for a second season, you don't want to piss off the audience by essentially giving them the middle finger. That's how it felt.
67  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sooo....Am I the Only One Here Watching the Olympics? on: February 23, 2014, 09:04:48 PM
Yeah, I recorded that one and watched it later. Exciting game! smile If Canada's good at one thing, it's shutting out teams.
68  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/Consoles] Rambo: The Video Game on: February 22, 2014, 07:28:49 PM
The sad thing is, this has a retail price of $40! I feel sorry for those who will buy it and feel duped. It should be no more than $10. I guess the branding blew their budget.
69  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Find me a more 80s album cover. I dare you on: February 21, 2014, 08:11:43 PM
70  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sooo....Am I the Only One Here Watching the Olympics? on: February 21, 2014, 08:07:46 PM
Rather enthusiastically. Conversation going on almost as quick as the play-by-play...  icon_lol
71  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sooo....Am I the Only One Here Watching the Olympics? on: February 21, 2014, 08:04:21 PM
No, we're just too busy discussing it on OO slywink

With that said, it's been really great. Canada's doing really well, in second place overall.
72  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Asus router warning. on: February 18, 2014, 11:45:53 PM
That reminds me of something that happened to my PC early in the 90's shortly after I got broadband. Might have been a vulnerability or simply a flaw in my configuration. I was spooked when shutting down to see the shutdown screen had been replaced with a graphic with a message, all in Spanish. Fortunately my Mom is fluent enough to have been able to translate. It basically had a similar message as to what is seen in this link, and I was fortunate enough that it wasn't anything malicious, as it could have been worse. I took it as a nudge in the right direction and worked on a better configuration. There are fortunately still some good people in the world.
73  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bands You've Never Seen In Concert But Wish You Could/Had/Will on: February 18, 2014, 11:05:41 PM
Ohhh, good question. I'd have to say Beach Boys at their prime, not the shadow of a band that usually tours now, though I did see the touring band years ago. Would have loved to have been at the reunion about a year ago. Another band I'm very fond of is Nickel Creek. They went on hiatus about 5 years ago, and I thought that would be the end of that. I had never seen them in concert and really wished I could. Then just recently, they put out a new single, a new album's coming out, and they're touring again. Had been beginning to take it for granted that they'd never be back together, so it was a nice surprise, and there's always a chance I could end up seeing them.

Another in terms of similar circumstances are The Duhks. For several years, I'd been really into them. I'd even ask the organizer for our local folk music festival if it would be possible to bring them here, to which he stated it would be too expensive as they were too much in demand. Then the lead singer left the band, being replaced with another, did a tour and then announced a hiatus. More recently, there's been some activity with the original lead singer getting back together with the band and recording a new album. So, there's hope yet.

Also would have liked to see Carbon Leaf. Sadly, they seem to have tapered off.
74  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Find me a more 80s album cover. I dare you on: February 18, 2014, 10:59:35 PM
That first one doesn't look 80's at all to me, more like early 90's.
75  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Going Full Rechargeable? on: February 17, 2014, 09:17:18 PM
I love the way the PS3/PS4 does it, and never understood why the XBox didn't have something similar. It seemed such a step backwards.
76  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Here come the remakes of mediocre 80's movies on: February 12, 2014, 09:07:42 PM

Quote from: Suitably Ironic Moniker on February 12, 2014, 03:18:28 AM

Wait, are you saying that Robocop was successful or unsuccessful? If it's the latter, I don't want to see a movie with you slywink.

No, I'm saying the first was successful, while the remake will likely not be as successful, for a number of reasons. Hence, why remake it?

Quote from: Blackjack on February 12, 2014, 05:27:46 PM


I'm not sure there's anything wrong with remaking movies that were modest successes are not terribly memorable. If you try to remake a classic, then all you get are complaints, the deck is already stacked against you (see Robocop opening today). If you try to put a spin on something that was just so-so in its day, then you might actually be given more room by audiences to succeed.

See, that's along the lines of what I've been saying. There have been tons of really good movies made out of past failures, just by revisiting them and trying to fix what didn't work. There are too many to list, but there are many good examples where this is the case. There might be a diamond hidden in a past failure, and I tend to feel like there's less of a risk of remaking those. If it still ends up being terrible, then people quickly forget about it. But on the other hand, it might create another classic.
77  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Here come the remakes of mediocre 80's movies on: February 11, 2014, 07:07:22 PM
Well, to be honest, the way I see it, the concept of remakes should improve on the original, so to me, it makes more sense to remake a movie that hasn't been very successful compared to a movie that already has, like Robocop for instance. You have more of a chance to redeem the property and turn it into something memorable, vs messing up a huge property that has a following and risk obscurity due to the mistakes that have been made. Unfortunately, for most of Hollywood, it seems to be the latter approach, remaking movies that don't necessarily need to be remade, and often remaking them not so soon after the last one. Superhero movies seem to do this a lot lately. I think that tends to dilute the market, and then moviemakers wonder why a franchise might seem tired.
78  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Plus - Now with lots more free games! on: February 03, 2014, 07:15:56 AM
Yeah, it did seem a little soon after release.
79  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Plus - Now with lots more free games! on: February 03, 2014, 06:57:35 AM

Quote from: Caine on February 03, 2014, 06:17:50 AM

Quote from: Rumpy on February 03, 2014, 04:32:44 AM

And Need for Speed Rivals is coming soon to PS+ according to an email.

which version?  I may want to consider dumping my PS4 copy if they do that.

Oh, checked more closely and I see it's only the 90-minute trial. Sorry frown Dang, if that's the case, I wish they wouldn't have announced it like most PS+ releases.
80  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Plus - Now with lots more free games! on: February 03, 2014, 04:32:44 AM
And Need for Speed Rivals is coming soon to PS+ according to an email.
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