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1  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 17, 2014, 12:57:20 PM
Just from speaking with my game playing friends who actually bought this game and played it, I have to say that I think the majority of the game reviewers got this one wrong. Everyone I've talked to who has actually played the game on release (With the exception of the vocal few on this board) are loving Destiny. Myself I am still digging it.

So don't necessarily go by the reviews on this one. The soft story doesn't bother me, if I wanted a solid AAA single player shooter that focuses on story I would go play the dozens of other options out there. As it stands the co-op and mutiplayer experience in Destiny is much more compelling to me than the various CoDs and Battlefields. I like the character progression, stats, loot, and missions that just aren't present in other multiplayer shooters. Then again I love the Borderlands series which is similar so maybe I just enjoy this type of game more than your standard frag fest type game.

2  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/PS4/360/PS3] Thief on: September 17, 2014, 12:48:27 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on September 17, 2014, 01:43:25 AM

This is on sale for PS+ members for 17.99 digital download on PSN

So if you're like me and you hate games that make you play 90% stealth, will you enjoy this game? At $18 I may pull the trigger, but not if I know I'm not going to like it.
3  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 14, 2014, 01:02:04 PM

Quote from: Harpua3 on September 14, 2014, 05:41:53 AM

I don't know how I feel about this game now. Fun , but wow, it's so repetitive! I mean, come on, the game seems to really only have 4 levels in the "story" mode. On top of that, the "story" is nonexistent. Bungie could have done so much better. It's fun, but I'm wondering if I should just sell it off to get rid of this feeling I get from this purchase. Such a missed opportunity. Then the biggest slap in the face is the fact that they already have 2 pieces of dlc coming when the base game is really lacking in content...

I think Destiny is going to be a love it or hate it type game. Personally I love the gameplay in it so much that I can overlook the story and repetitiveness. I also love the MMO aspects and exploration. It may not seem like there is a ton of exploration in the game, but if you slow down and actually look around there are loot boxes, dead ghosts, and harvesting spots hidden throughout the game. Just this morning I got a rare arm piece out of a loot box hidden in a mission that most gamers could easily miss. 
4  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 11, 2014, 07:40:36 PM

Quote from: Vinda-Lou on September 11, 2014, 05:37:20 PM

I know the solo aspect has been mentioned here briefly, but can someone spell it out for me?  I have an xbox 360 with no Gold membership.  I enjoyed the Halo games and I can play a few hours of Borderlands 2 before needing a break - all of this solo. 

In fact, I've only spent maybe 30 minutes in total of all my gaming time (since 1984!) playing multi-player modes (not including true mmo games like WoW, etc.).

So without a Gold Live membership, how much milage will I get out of Destiny?  Can I play most modes solo?  I wouldn't mind giving this game a try, but don't want to buy a Gold membership on top of the game just to be able to play mostly solo anyway...

Someone else correct me if I'm wrong but I think Gold is required to play even the solo parts. It's because Destiny is a server based game, so even when you play solo, you're still playing online and other players will run by you and can interact with you if they want. So my guess is that you need gold to play the game solo or multi.
5  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 10, 2014, 06:46:01 PM

Quote from: rittchard on September 10, 2014, 06:09:15 PM

I suspect there's not much help for me, but I'll inquire any way.

I made it to the first mission after the hub (to get a ward drive or whatever) but couldn't get past it.  The first section was OK, and there were a couple other strangers with me.  But at some point you get some warning and then the other players vanish and there's a ton of bad guys which I just can't get past without dying again and again, and they seem to reset each time so I can't even whittle them down.  Am I missing something or is this just another one of those FPS games I can never get far in?  Oddly I can't even lower the difficulty to "1" - they only have the option for "2" - Normal and "3" - Hard.  Is that correct?

I was thinking that maybe I simply cannot play FPS, but then I remembered the one time I was successful - that was Hellgate London.  I had no trouble in that game, so what I'm saying is it's not 100% me lol.

Um yeah, if you can't beat the first mission you may be in trouble. Remember to hang back and hide when your health bar gets low, it will recharge quickly.
6  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: I'm a former Jehovah's Witness, AMA! on: September 10, 2014, 03:39:46 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on September 10, 2014, 03:28:24 PM

"Ask Me Anything"

What does AMA mean?  icon_twisted
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 10, 2014, 03:23:06 PM

Quote from: Roguetad on September 10, 2014, 03:07:12 PM

If any of the late night PS4 crew sees me on (roguelorcain) feel free to join or invite me.  I know it's tough at that time to do voice chat with sleeping families, so I'm good rolling with a silent guardian team.

I'm still figuring out the game, but I really enjoyed playing a warlock to level 6 last night.  It took my a little while to figure out that the Patrol missions are just open ended zones for exploration, bounty completions, and the beacon mini-missions.  I probably spent about 90 minutes just roaming around the Old Russia patrol zone letting the game pull in whatever direction it wanted.  It was pretty cool.  I did 2 public events that were mostly just wave survival battles, but they were fun.          

What do you consider late night? And add me to your friends list it's scraper on the PSN.
8  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: I'm a former Jehovah's Witness, AMA! on: September 10, 2014, 03:22:14 PM

Quote from: Purge on September 10, 2014, 03:20:19 PM

Since this is an AMA, Eel Snave, are you going to switch your moniker to Lee Evans, as you are no longer backwards? slywink

What the heck does AMA mean anyway?
9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 10, 2014, 12:54:29 PM
I'm up to lvl 8 on the PS3 version, now that my PS4 version is unlocked I can't wait to try it out just to see how much of an improvement the graphics have. The PS3 version looks good, but it is blurry at times and the 720p resolution is really noticeable after moving up to 1080p for all of my PS4 games.
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 10, 2014, 12:51:50 PM

Quote from: ATB on September 10, 2014, 12:16:25 PM



Questions: 

1. How do you find explore and or strike missions? I didn't find them in the Beta and I can't find them now
2. Is there any reason not to scrap the original ship? I have another one now (that I think? came with the guardian edition).
3. Where is the storage chest that I've seen people talk about? No idea there was one. Does it unlock at a later level?


1. Not sure about the strike missions, I haven't tried them yet. But my guess is they unlock after a certain lvl.
2. You're safe to scrap it, you only need one ship.
3. If you talk to one of the robots in the Hub the chest shows up on the map, it's near the spot where you first load into the hub.

11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: September 09, 2014, 02:05:41 PM

Quote from: Purge on September 09, 2014, 12:38:05 PM

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Media Player DLNA and MKV support Members of the preview program who have also downloaded the latest version of the Media Player app will now have support for DLNA streaming. With this update, you will be able to easily access and play music, watch photo slideshows or movies stored on home media servers and devices that support the DLNA server protocols. Additionally, you will now be able to playback MKV files stored on a USB device or a device on your home network that supports DLNA streaming.

Win.

Sweet now the PS4 needs to jump on board.


Side note: Welcome back Purge long time no see. Also, thank you for updating your picture, the old one made you look like a serial killer.
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 09, 2014, 12:35:44 PM
Apparently the PS3 to PS4/ 360 to Bone version won't be available for Download until Wednesday afternoon. That is unless you want to pay for the game twice. Sucks because I went with the PS3 version thinking I could DL the PS4 version right away.

Oh well, I still put some time in with the PS3 version this morning and I'm digging the game so far.
13  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Vikings on: September 08, 2014, 06:36:21 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on September 08, 2014, 05:56:10 PM

Quote from: Scraper on May 02, 2013, 05:10:29 PM

I watched the whole season. To me this is a show that would have been much better on a network like HBO or Showtime. Let them really go for the brutality. Still it was worth watching. I'll watch season 2 for sure.

I missed this thread the first time around but find this comment a bit disturbing.  The show is plenty freaking graphic and is made all the better by the fact it's not on HBO.  Don't get me wrong I like GOT better, but only because I like the story better.  Not because the T&A HBO insists on shoving down our throat.  I find it hard to believe one that isn't disturbed in the head wants to see more brutality.   

Brutality in TV or movies doesn't bother me, but I don't seek it out and by all means don't think Vikings is less of a show by showing what they show (For those that haven't watched it, it pushes the limit for cable, which is why I'm all the more perplexed).

Just saying.

My comment was based on season 1, season 2 was much more graphic. It's not that I want violence and gore for the sake of it. I want it to properly portray the brutality of the characters. Imagine how much less of an impact the flaying scene would have had if they cut away when he first start slicing in. It was really disturbing but IMO it had to be.

If you're going to show Vikings, show them how they really would have acted, don't give me the Disney version. 
14  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: September 04, 2014, 06:53:03 PM
I see what you did there.  ninja2
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 04, 2014, 02:01:26 PM

Quote from: farley2k on September 04, 2014, 01:39:53 PM

You must be special.  I accepted and it just shows as a group. 


we should petition to change it to a Guild. Then everyone wins the semantics award.
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: September 04, 2014, 01:59:32 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on September 04, 2014, 01:36:38 PM

This is a sign you're getting your butt kicked Buy and Xbox One and get a game free Game value has to be 59.99 or less and disc based.  This includes bundles.  US only and select retailers from 9/7 - 9/13

Another sign is the fact that they still haven't released actual sales figures. When Sony does it any chance they get.

I would also like to see sales figures by country. Assuming that the Bone has sold 6 millions consoles, how many of those are in the US? Is this a case where the console will do well in the US because of brand loyalty but fail miserably in all other significant markets?

Either way 6 million consoles in less than a year is nothing to laugh at and even if the Bone "loses" this generation it will still be a major player.
17  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: September 04, 2014, 01:54:41 PM
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 03, 2014, 06:19:23 PM
Request sent as well. I will be playing on the PS4.
19  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: September 03, 2014, 05:57:59 PM

Quote from: naednek on September 02, 2014, 04:46:12 PM

we can't let this thread die can we???

Ever since Ceekay left this thread hasn't been the same



20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Plus - Now with lots more free games! on: August 28, 2014, 12:49:19 PM

Quote from: EddieA on August 27, 2014, 09:22:36 PM

I'm not usually one to complain about PS+, but this is easily the worst month since the launch of the instant games collection.  Only one retail game (and it's two years old), a game most people won't even be able to play (Sportsfriends), a port of a game most people probably already have (Joe Danger) and two decent-looking indie games.  Velocity 2X looks good, but apart from that, it's a wash.

Agreed on all fronts.
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (08/25) on: August 27, 2014, 03:51:11 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on August 26, 2014, 06:29:17 PM

Quote from: Scraper on August 25, 2014, 12:46:43 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on August 25, 2014, 10:55:52 AM

You should get FIFA on ps4 YK.  I doubt any of your Xbone friends will have it, and at least one of your PS4 friends will smile (I need to add you first of course)

Madden is getting better reviews this year.  If I didn't have so much to play already I'd get it.  I'm considering D3 though instead.


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I'll be getting Fifa 15 for the PS4 as well, so make that two, and add me to your friends if you haven't already, its scraper on the PSN.

Also, the Infamous DLC comes out this week, so I'll be getting that.

I'll add you as soon as I unpack my ps4.' We packed up the big tv, recover, wii and ps4 last night to move to the new house. 

Looking forward to some soccer with you this fall, and YK.

Just a warning, I'm not very good at fifa online, but I do like playing multiplayer with my friends. But every time I go online and play some random dude I get smoked.
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Transistor (Super Giant Games Bastion) on: August 27, 2014, 01:56:42 PM
In case anyone hasn't bought this yet, it's on sale on the PSN for $13.
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Risen 3: Titan Lords on: August 27, 2014, 01:39:26 PM

Quote from: Crawley on August 27, 2014, 03:18:09 AM

And done at 51.5hrs. Pretty decent final boss battle too. Although wish there was a bit more to the ending.

I do have to say they did a fantastic job on the final area. The artists seemed to have spent considerable care designing it and there's some really fantastic vistas to behold. Problem was I was kinda pooped with the game by the time I got there so didn't explore as much as I probably should have.

So overall this is a very solid Risen title. I probably enjoyed it as much as I did the original and its far better than the sequel. They really improved on a lot of the complaints from R2 although there's still plenty of room for improvement. Hoping R4 uses a new engine and they add some new tricks to the series.

The rumor is that their next game is going to be a proper Gothic game, since they got the rights back to the franchise. So it should be good.
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (08/25) on: August 25, 2014, 12:46:43 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on August 25, 2014, 10:55:52 AM

You should get FIFA on ps4 YK.  I doubt any of your Xbone friends will have it, and at least one of your PS4 friends will smile (I need to add you first of course)

Madden is getting better reviews this year.  If I didn't have so much to play already I'd get it.  I'm considering D3 though instead.


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I'll be getting Fifa 15 for the PS4 as well, so make that two, and add me to your friends if you haven't already, its scraper on the PSN.

Also, the Infamous DLC comes out this week, so I'll be getting that.
25  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: August 22, 2014, 06:56:19 PM
What the hell are you guys doing to your controllers. I have 2 from launch and both of them are problem free. My son even spilled Kool Aid on one and I had to take it apart to clean up all the sugar and it works perfectly now.
26  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: I'm a former Jehovah's Witness, AMA! on: August 22, 2014, 03:11:39 PM

Quote from: Eel Snave on August 22, 2014, 02:53:26 PM

Quote from: Scraper on August 20, 2014, 05:40:16 PM

Lee how is your family treating you at this point?

You should ask him. smile

Nah, at this point I haven't formally declared that I'm out, so it's kind of a weird situation. Most of my family never was JW, so they're thrilled. My mom is, and she had a conniption fit when I told her. However, since I'm not officially out, she's still talking to me. I know she'll stop once I quit.

My wife is still a JW, and while she's horribly disappointed, she's still being as supportive as she can. I'm not sure if she's questioning things or not... she called me "birthday boy" today, which was weird.

Ouch, I didn't know your wife was still in JW. That could make things difficult for the marriage.

I would encourage you to read some of the stories of people who left Scientology. What they go through in leaving the church is probably 10x worse than JWs, but they use very similar tactics to keep you in the church. Reading the stories of those people may help you avoid some of the pitfalls they went through to get to a better place in life.
27  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: I'm a former Jehovah's Witness, AMA! on: August 20, 2014, 06:02:48 PM

Quote from: Lee on August 20, 2014, 06:00:22 PM

Quote from: Scraper on August 20, 2014, 05:40:16 PM

Lee how is your family treating you at this point?



Ummm...fine, thanks. Tongue

(I know Eel is also a Lee, just couldn't resist.)

Maybe I should have used his surname "Mr. Snave"  icon_wink
28  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: I'm a former Jehovah's Witness, AMA! on: August 20, 2014, 05:40:16 PM
Lee how is your family treating you at this point?

29  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Sarah Palin demands...DEMANDS...impeachment. Can still see Russia from porch. on: August 18, 2014, 06:21:58 PM

Quote from: Moliere on August 18, 2014, 05:03:47 PM


Are you sure that wasn't a Saturday Night Live sketch?
30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: If you want to be scared sh$tless, play PT, the playable teaser for Silent Hills on: August 18, 2014, 12:57:15 PM
I played it but I got stuck:

Spoiler for Hiden:
After the baby in the sink version, I got stuck where the radio keeps repeating the story, but then the ghost voice cuts in, says a bunch of numbers, then says to look behind you. I couldn't figure out what to do after that
31  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Risen 3: Titan Lords on: August 15, 2014, 01:47:43 PM
I'm a long time fan of the Gothic/Risen series, so I will definitely be picking this one up. BUT I am a little bummed that they stuck with the Pirate theme, I thought they were moving back to the Medieval theme for this one which I liked a lot better. Still It's Risen, so I already know I will love it. Heck I loved Risen 2.
32  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Where do you stand on the crucial topic of hotdogs? on: August 07, 2014, 07:32:44 PM
 author=Isgrimnur link=topic=51993.msg969101#msg969101 date=1407439615]
I had one of the above coneys at GABP, and documented it at the time.

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Sat down before gametime, seats were already in the shade. Perfect weather, as it was warm with the occasional breeze off the river. I had a bratwurst before the game, which was decent. Later on, I bought a Skyline coney. Whatever it is you people in Ohio are trying to pass off as chili is disgusting. That was the worst-tasting attempt at a chili dog I have ever had the misfortune to pay for.

And I don't do mustard or onions.  
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No mustard or onions, what about the cheese?
33  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Where do you stand on the crucial topic of hotdogs? on: August 07, 2014, 07:18:03 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on August 07, 2014, 06:10:16 PM

Tell you what, Scraper.  If you want to send me a can of Skyline, I will sample it again, under whatever preparation instructions you determine, and report back.  I will even defer your costs.

Did you do the typical out of towner ordering and just order a bowl of Chili, because that's the wrong way to do it? The "Chili" is really just a meat sauce, it's not what everyone else would call chili. A fresh Coney with the chili sauce, onions, mustard and a pile of shredded cheese on top is the way to go. It won't work out of the store bought cans either, it has to be at an actual skyline.

Also, the 5 way is awesome too, that works a little bit better out of a can, but in the restaurant is always better. Spaghetti, Chili sauce, onions, beans, a pile of shredded cheese, and none of this half assed cheese sprinkling, I mean a colon blocking pile of cheese.
34  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Where do you stand on the crucial topic of hotdogs? on: August 07, 2014, 05:08:08 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on August 07, 2014, 04:45:17 PM

I tried Skyline when I was at a Reds game.  Skyline is crap.

Shut your mouth. That's either a lie or a faulty opinion. Either way it's wrong.
35  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Where do you stand on the crucial topic of hotdogs? on: August 07, 2014, 03:51:32 PM
My favorite way to have a hot dog, and to please YK there is absolutely no Ketchup on them. Mustard and Onions, with the chili sauce and cheese is the way to go. Sometimes I add hot sauce on top, but not always.  


36  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: I'm a former Jehovah's Witness, AMA! on: August 04, 2014, 01:33:40 PM
The real reason for the ostracizing is to control people and keep them in fear of leaving the church, but do they give you another "feel good" reason to do it?

Also, is it true that JWs don't vote?
37  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ebola outbreak on: August 01, 2014, 07:33:48 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on August 01, 2014, 01:56:20 PM

Yeah, just like the government forced all those defense industry firms to create those weapons like the M-1, F-15, F-16, F/A-18.  Companies live and die for fat government contracts.  The idea that there's any forcing going on in product creation is ludicrous, especially when the government protects their ensuing monopolies.

There's a massive difference between the government awarding a contract for goods and the government forcing a company to do something simply because its the humanitarian thing to do. Option 2 is what was floated earlier in the thread.
38  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ebola outbreak on: August 01, 2014, 01:29:50 PM

Quote from: Lee on August 01, 2014, 01:41:34 AM

Quote from: farley2k on July 31, 2014, 04:21:07 PM

I agree with Isgrimnur.  This is what governments are for.  When it isn't profitable for companies to do it.

That's pretty much economics 101, but there has to be a public demand for it. The way it works in this country though, is the demand is only when there when is a current event where the press reminds the public. As soon as the press stops covering it we go back to no one caring again. That said, today the WHO pledged $100M to fight this disease.

The US government forcing drug companies to research, create, and then mass produce a drug would be the beginning of the end of pharmaceutical advancement. Like it or not the free market is the best economic system to advance medical technology. It sucks but it's the truth. 

Also, I'm not too worried about Ebola in its current form for all of the reasons pointed out above, but I do hope the African Countries are some how able to contain it and stop the spread within their borders.
39  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1] EA Access on: July 30, 2014, 05:22:01 PM

Quote from: Caine on July 30, 2014, 04:28:54 PM

fwiw, Crysis 3 (an EA published game) is free next month on PS+.  Battlefield 3 and Kingdoms of Amalur were on it a year ago as well. 

They aren't that common on PS+, but they have had them on (and still do). 

Dead Space 3 was free on PS+ last month.
40  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Plus - Now with lots more free games! on: July 30, 2014, 04:06:53 PM

Quote from: Caine on July 30, 2014, 03:33:22 PM

PS+ games for August

PS4
Road Not Taken
Fez (PS4, PS3, PS Vita)

PS3
Crysis 3
Proteus (PS3, PS Vita)

Vita
Metrico
Dragon's Crown (PS Vita, PS3)

I'm not sure about the cross-buy status of these games, but this is what they posted.  Fez and Proteus are cross-buy when you buy it but Dragon's Crown isn't. 

I thought for sure that August would be the month that we saw AA to AAA PS4 title coming to Plus. Guess I was wrong. My money is on Thief eventually landing on PS+ for the PS4.
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