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1  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Legend of Grimrock II - looks sweet on: Today at 02:03:45 PM
I've added this game to my backlog..  Tried the opening area and got my ass kicked by trees, but you're warned not to travel at night which I was doing.  Game is pretty nonetheless
2  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gamergate - Thoughts on: October 21, 2014, 11:22:22 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on October 21, 2014, 10:18:35 PM

Quote from: Turtle on October 21, 2014, 10:12:00 PM


By the way, I consider myself a Social Justice Rogue. Warrior classes are so bland. I can't call myself a wizard though, since my coding skills are crap. Tongue


awesome
3  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Gamergate - Thoughts on: October 21, 2014, 02:10:47 PM
So, I've been watching this whole Gamergate ordeal spiral to a level I never thought I would see in gaming as I initially felt sympathy towards the whole movement, but threatening the opposition ( mainly women) hurts any legitimacy.   




I think what bothers me the most is that politics no matter your leaning is creeping or has creeped into gaming and this was one of the last places that felt safe to me from reality
4  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Podcasts on: October 20, 2014, 11:39:28 PM
My gaming Podcast

Isomeritc with Brianna Wu (yes the one recently in the news)  Last one was pretty difficult to listen too

Bombcast

Co=Optional (TotalBiscuit, Dodger and Jesse Cobb + a guest host) Mostly youtubers
5  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/20) on: October 20, 2014, 11:47:40 AM
Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth   - Sooner or Later I just have too many games on my plate.  I need to finish Shadow of Mordor and Crimes and Punishment Sherlock Holmes
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/360/Ps3/Ps4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on: October 16, 2014, 02:31:50 PM
One Warchield + 19 Bodyguard Captain Epic battle for the ages
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/360/Ps3/Ps4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on: October 13, 2014, 08:27:31 PM
What to steal 
8  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: October 13, 2014, 01:53:20 PM
crossed posted from the weekend play list thread

I love the premises of Destiny, but I think Bungie missed the ball on so many fronts that I find logging on to become quite tedious.   I'll probably log on to do strikes and to certainly check out the DLC since I already paid for it but I don't feel like farming mats and running the same bounties ad nauseam .  Loot dropping needs to be looked at as well.  I know they don't want to go the route of Borderlands and Diablo, but at the moment there systems sucks ass to me
9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 10/10/14 on: October 13, 2014, 01:50:42 PM
Picked up Sherlock Holmes Crimes and Punishment on Steam (darn steam sale prices), so I spent plenty of time with that over the weekend.  Completed some side mission on Mordor  and I completed 1 or 2 strikes in Destiny.   

I love the premises of Destiny, but I think Bungie missed the ball on so many fronts that I find logging on to become quite tedious.   I'll probably log on to do strikes but I don't feel like farming mats and running the same bounties.  Loot dropping needs to be looked at as well.  I know they don't want to go the route of Borderlands and Diablo, but at the moment there systems sucks ass to me
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/13) on: October 13, 2014, 08:58:25 AM
Legend of Grimrock II since I backed a kickstarter campaign and it was a perk at my level
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 10/10/14 on: October 10, 2014, 03:26:04 PM
Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor certainly

Maybe some Destiny, but the warts are starting to show to me..  Tired of running the same bounties and Strikes are getting to that point and I have no long term interest in pvp.   


The ALCS is starting today (weather permitting or tomorrow) so I will be engaged in baseball. Go O's!!!!!
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Need community help! Dragon Age Inquisition on: October 10, 2014, 09:01:07 AM

Quote from: Turtle on October 10, 2014, 01:29:40 AM

There is still forms of healing, and I think there was still a healing spell in the Spirit spell track.

However, most demos don't show it, instead focusing on those methods other health replacing buffs like barrier and limited health potions.

I'm interested to know how deep the Keep will go, whether it has choices for minor characters and encounters. Stuff that definitely doesn't affect the overall plot, but otherwise can be small callbacks to previous games.

yes
13  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: We lost a forumer last night :( on: October 07, 2014, 10:17:11 AM
 crybaby RIP
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/06) on: October 06, 2014, 10:53:44 AM
Nada
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: October 05, 2014, 03:57:08 AM
Honest Game trailer    thumbsup
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: October 03, 2014, 08:53:17 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWiqM6_o8ic


Hey Hark..  What to do against Warlock Axiom Bolts
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 10/3/14 on: October 03, 2014, 06:24:37 PM
Destiny and Mordor
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/360/Ps3/Ps4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on: October 03, 2014, 01:20:43 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 03, 2014, 12:45:00 PM

What's the difference between interrogating a regular orc and a 'worm'.  Is it just that 'worms' can give weaknesses?

Also, all the weaknesses seem pretty vague so far.

But I've restarted about 5 times so I'm still not very far.  Just got done with the 'interested party' mission.

Regular guys will only give you name and location

Worms, Dead Worms , Maps & Captains will give strengths and weakness
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Project Eternity [Obsidian Countdown] on: October 02, 2014, 06:34:57 PM
Delayed 2015 


I'm bummed about this.  Was really looking to dig into this game
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/360/Ps3/Ps4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on: October 02, 2014, 05:52:17 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on October 02, 2014, 03:24:57 PM

The combat in this game is so good it's ridiculous.  I'm about half way through main missions and I've done a ton of side content so I'm at the bottom tier of the P ability tree.  I am flying around huge groups, cutting off heads, shadow striking, turning allies, all in one group.  They nailed it with the combat in this game.  AC just got owned.

Yeah, AC might be in trouble.  I have no doubts it will do well in the sales, but will be trashed if the fight mechanics beat or come close to the level of excellence in this game.  This is the first game where I don't feel like I am fighting to the game and if I fail I can't blame the controls. 
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: October 01, 2014, 09:10:48 PM
i like this patch
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: October 01, 2014, 06:45:45 PM
Loot patch is live

Quote
Summary:
With this patch, we address some widely-discussed concerns with how Engrams are earned and claimed. Strikes have become more rewarding, and the rewards gained from them are more predictable. Also affected is the rotation of maps that appear in the Crucible.

Cryptarch

    Legendary (purple) engrams will always produce a Legendary quality item or higher
        Note: Legendary engrams that exist in your inventory will change to Rare quality items when the patch is applied. However, decoding these engrams will still produce the same results as before
    Rare (blue) engrams will always produce a Rare quality item or higher
        Chance for Legendary gear increased
    Materials: Ascendant Shards and Ascendant Energy promoted to Legendary quality (from Rare quality)


Rewards

    Rare (Blue) and Legendary (Purple) Engram drops added to the potential rewards for:
        Vanguard: Tiger Strike Playlist
        Daily Heroic Missions (first time per day)
        Weekly Heroic Missions (first time per week)
    Known issues
        When selecting a higher difficulty for daily missions, XP Bonus not show in the reward display
        You will still get the XP bonus, you just won't see it in the UI

 
Crucible

    Reduced time limit on Bastion and First Light in Control and Clash from 15 to 12 minutes, bringing them in line with non-vehicle maps in those playlists
    Lowered weighting on Bastion and First Light in Control and Clash so they appear less often in those playlist
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/360/Ps3/Ps4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on: October 01, 2014, 06:17:53 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on October 01, 2014, 05:26:16 PM

Anyone have a nemesis called "The Biter"?
This guy was hilarious because he was unable to talk because he had on a metal Hannibal Lecter mask. The Biter could only grunt, laugh maniacally, and make strange noises. Best nemesis so far and a tough bastard.

No, but I did get a message that someone avenged one of my defeats this morning of a nemsis, so I'm not sure if this meant someone playing the game avenged me or one of the other captains killed a nemsis
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/360/Ps3/Ps4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on: October 01, 2014, 11:18:02 AM
Yeah, I am pretty happy with this purchase while I'm done with the AC series I love Arkham and now this game.   The nemsis system is awesome and pretty cool to see two captains fight it out for position.  The death system actually makes sense in this game and works well with the story.  Again, I can see the heavy combat getting old , but I am having fun


-edit - just found out the Nemsis system isn't present in the 360 and PS3 version. 
25  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [Trailer] Taken 3 on: September 30, 2014, 04:51:09 PM
Tak3n  I am so in


Fyi - HUGE Spoiler in the beginning of the trailer
26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/360/Ps3/Ps4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on: September 30, 2014, 12:43:12 PM

Quote from: Lockdown on September 30, 2014, 12:33:33 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on September 30, 2014, 10:29:20 AM

booted this up this morning prior to heading out for work.  You can see a lot Assassin Creed/Batman in this game.  I've already took down two captains I think just by chance as they seem to wander a lot. 

Anyway, I am happy with the purchase

Same here, minus the taking down two captains.  I'm most interested in playing this as a quasi-stealth game, although I'm thinking this will be very difficult to do considering the amount of enemies and I'm guessing it wasn't designed to be played that way.  At any rate, I'll try and see how successful I can be playing that way if I focus on taking abilities that are geared toward a stealth-style gameplay.  I seem to want every game to be Splinter Cell, even if it isn't designed to be.   icon_neutral

I listen to TotalBiscuit podcast this morning and he had a review build and he indicated that some mission require stealth as a condition, so this should please you.  Also with perks you might be able to make this happen.  He stressed that this a heavy focused combat game and if you don't like that mechanic you might want to hold off on purchasing
27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/360/Ps3/Ps4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on: September 30, 2014, 10:29:20 AM
booted this up this morning prior to heading out for work.  You can see a lot Assassin Creed/Batman in this game.  I've already took down two captains I think just by chance as they seem to wander a lot. 


Anyway, I am happy with the purchase
28  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Get rid of the multiplayer/MMO section and use the main gaming hub? on: September 30, 2014, 10:26:36 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on September 29, 2014, 06:32:18 PM

Am I the only one who exclusively browses with the "view all unread topics" button?  I'd see a new WoW thread pop up even if you put it in the little used "palindromic acronym games" subforum.

that what I use as well
29  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 29, 2014, 01:37:12 PM
bug shows new strikes. crucible and story mission linky
30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (09/29) on: September 29, 2014, 11:07:32 AM
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
31  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Can't login to my account on firefox on: September 29, 2014, 10:38:52 AM
Not having any issues with Chrome or IE  .  I keep getting session validation error
32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/360/Ps3/Ps4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on: September 26, 2014, 03:40:20 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on September 26, 2014, 03:33:08 PM

Damn, this very quickly went from being off my radar to being must-buy.

Just preordered
33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 9/25/14 on: September 26, 2014, 02:18:18 PM
Diablo 3 for sure

maybe Destiny...
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/360/Ps3/Ps4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on: September 26, 2014, 01:24:00 PM
Since I decided to step away from Destiny last night I guess I will be getting this sooner rather than later  thumbsup
35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 25, 2014, 06:43:32 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on September 25, 2014, 06:41:26 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on September 25, 2014, 06:31:05 PM

I will admit I'm losing some of my passion for playing especially since my gearing has plateaued at 25.

Are you not interested in levelling up the other two classes?  I'm a few levels below you and still happy with my progression rate, but if I stall out enough to get grumpy with my Hunter I'm really looking forward to seeing how Titan and Warlock play.  As much as Bladedancer really clicks with me, it's hard to not also be jealous of some of the feats I see the other classes pull off in PvP.

Honestly, I'm only logging in to play with you guys, but not seeing positive movement for my Warlock just irks me.   Anyway, I like the game just wish loot dropped more frequently like D3
36  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 25, 2014, 06:31:05 PM

Quote from: Teggy on September 25, 2014, 06:23:59 PM

Quote
Material rewards for dismantling Queen's Wrath gear will no longer provide ascendant materials, but missions will continue to drop Legendary items

Wha...why?!

My guess people were leveling up the gear to fast. 


I will admit I'm losing some of my passion for playing especially since my gearing has plateaued at 25.

37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 25, 2014, 06:19:30 PM
http://www.bungie.net/7_Update-1015---Patch-Notes/en/News/News?aid=12190

Loot caves nerfed
38  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 25, 2014, 05:21:35 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on September 25, 2014, 03:57:57 PM

PSA: Apparently you can reroll your queen missions as much as you want by returning to orbit.  If you want to cheese them, reroll until you're given that easy early Restoration mission on earth.

Hopefully, I can get a group for some today..   
39  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Wasteland 2 on: September 25, 2014, 12:43:27 PM

Quote from: Lee on September 25, 2014, 12:28:54 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on September 25, 2014, 12:06:37 PM

Quote from: TiLT on September 24, 2014, 08:41:08 PM

Joystiq does award half stars, so it's more nuanced than you think. On the other hand, I agree that Metacritic is a blight on the industry. If it were me making something like that, I'd turn it into something like Rotten Tomatoes. Either you give a game a thumbs up, or you give it a thumbs down. Final score is the percentage of total votes that are thumbs up. The current review systems are garbage anyway, especially since the gaming press can't agree on a single scale. Even a 1-10 scale means different things for each publication, and even between reviewers in the same publication. It's a mess, and games with a niche audience suffer the most for it.

This whole gamersgate issue is making me re-evaluate my reliance on reviews by journalist and sights like metacritic.   
Not to turn this into a Gamersgate thread, but have you read past the hype? I thought the same way, but then did research and found out there was nothing to the original claim.

Hype ..  Yes, but there is still an issue nonetheless and lets not go there here, please. 
40  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Wasteland 2 on: September 25, 2014, 12:06:37 PM

Quote from: TiLT on September 24, 2014, 08:41:08 PM

Joystiq does award half stars, so it's more nuanced than you think. On the other hand, I agree that Metacritic is a blight on the industry. If it were me making something like that, I'd turn it into something like Rotten Tomatoes. Either you give a game a thumbs up, or you give it a thumbs down. Final score is the percentage of total votes that are thumbs up. The current review systems are garbage anyway, especially since the gaming press can't agree on a single scale. Even a 1-10 scale means different things for each publication, and even between reviewers in the same publication. It's a mess, and games with a niche audience suffer the most for it.

This whole gamersgate issue is making me re-evaluate my reliance on reviews by journalist and sites like metacritic.  
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