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121  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: December 01, 2014, 04:07:35 PM
Looks like the Black Friday sales helped MS outsell all the rival consoles at least in the US.  I'm not surprised as MS has gone out of it's way to move these systems.   

Really good to have healthy competition in the console market
122  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (12/2) on: December 01, 2014, 02:16:10 PM
nada.. 

Was interested in The Crew, but the lack of reviews and Ubisoft trend of releasing buggy ass shit is keeping my money in my pocket
123  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: December 01, 2014, 01:43:47 PM
Sera has some of the greatest banter lines and take her to Orleasian ball.  I almost bust a gut when they formally introduced her

I'm almost done with my first play through as a Elf  Mage and according to the save game time I'm over 100 hrs in and I've already set up another world for my second play as a Dwarf 2h Warrior.


Right now, this might be my GOTY.  Bioware has redeemed themselves for me with this game. 


124  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 30, 2014, 07:21:35 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on November 30, 2014, 06:08:00 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on November 30, 2014, 06:04:59 PM

Has anyone figured out how to get into Redcliffe Castle?   I remember from the first look it was supposed to be accessible

Isn't it tied to the Mage quest?  So if you went Templars I don't think you go there.

Mage quest gives  you access to the village but not the castle
125  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 30, 2014, 06:04:59 PM
Has anyone figured out how to get into Redcliffe Castle?   I remember from the first look it was supposed to be accessible
126  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 29, 2014, 11:33:41 AM

Quote from: Gratch on November 29, 2014, 02:42:39 AM

Best part of the Hinterlands is revisiting with a level 15 party and wiping the floor with everything that was kicking your ass at the start of the game.   icon_twisted

So Blackwall just...left.  No idea why, as I hadn't received any messages that he "greatly disapproved" with anything I'd done.  There was an indicator to go talk with him last time I got back to Skyhold, which I did.  Told him I was glad he was part of the Inquisition, and he agreed.  Went back to the throne room and started equipping my characters with some new gear, and he was simply gone.  Jumped to a new area, and there's a big X through his card and he's not a selectable character anymore.  He wasn't a huge loss party-wise, as I didn't use him very often.  However, it sure would have been nice to have at least some gorram indication that was going to happen.   icon_evil

Thankfully, I picked up someone that more than made up for it...
Spoiler for Hiden:
Morrigan

I swear, I'd pay good money simply to hear Claudia Black read the phone book.   drool

I also had the bug where the dialog wheel stops showing up, which required two PS4 reboots.  I've found that anytime my subtitles disappear, it's a pretty good indicator that the game is going to either crash back to the dashboard or bug out with the dialog wheel pretty soon.

you didn't check the stable where he liked to stay?  there's a clue there
127  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: November 28, 2014, 06:35:15 PM

Quote from: SkyLander on November 28, 2014, 05:37:34 PM

I believe Rebels is canon and there is an episode with the academy for training stormtroopers.

Quote from: Wookiepedia
Within the new regime, the clone troopers—now known as stormtroopers—were placed under the guidance of Imperial officers and governors instead. As the clones' accelerated aging process began causing their skills to deteriorate, they were replaced by non-clone volunteers and conscripts.
128  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: November 28, 2014, 03:44:36 PM

Quote from: TiLT on November 28, 2014, 03:24:53 PM

The trailer is out. Here's a YouTube link.

I'm officially hyped. smile

Well, that Storm Trooper isn't a clone of Jango Fett
129  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 25, 2014, 01:50:56 PM

Quote from: rittchard on November 25, 2014, 12:29:49 AM



Spoiler for Hiden:
The Redcliffe time travel plotline with the Tevinter mages was simply fantastic, so epic it felt like it should be the finale and not just a bump in the beginning of the game!

There are minor nits I have with the interface, and minor things such as not being able to romance Cullen (boooooo), plus I'm getting some stuttering hiccups now and my fans are going wild trying to run the gorgeous graphics, but all in all its worth it.  

You get some justice when you make it to Skyhold

Spoiler for Hiden:
I made him Tranquil which pissed Dorian off

Thanks, Turtle.  I figured as much..   I'll just reboot the game more often


Btw, having to quest for the advanced classes suck and I suggest as soon as the opportunity opens up do the War Table quest to open it up.  Sadly, the advance class I chose appears to be over-powered with people posting vids of soloing dragaon as an Knight Enchanter
130  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/25) on: November 24, 2014, 05:58:50 PM
nothing for me...  need to play the stuff I got..


Btw, word is that Steam holiday sale starts this Wednesday, so I might be picking up some stuff on the cheap like Wolfenstein: The New Order
131  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 24, 2014, 04:16:50 PM
Has anyone run into the cut scene conversations pausing?  I've run into the particular issue twice on the XB1 admittedly after some rather long play time.
132  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 20, 2014, 07:29:39 PM

Quote from: Travis on November 20, 2014, 06:47:35 PM

I can't seem to find where I can see enemy difficulty.  I know they are supposed to be color coded but I don't see where.  I was guessing name, but I haven't noticed it.

Actually if you go to tactical view the shield icon by their name will con them and give respective level.  In case of said demon and the dragon both are lvl  12
133  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 20, 2014, 06:39:33 PM

Quote from: Travis on November 20, 2014, 06:30:37 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on November 20, 2014, 02:09:15 PM

also ran into a Rift with a very high level demon at least for the area I'm in

Is that the rift around the horse area?  If so, my party died several times to the point of frustration.  That's when I figured I must have wandered too far, although the horse quest is one of the first two you get.  I guess the feeling this is more like an elder scrolls would be accurate.

That's the one..   
134  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 20, 2014, 02:09:15 PM

Quote from: Gratch on November 20, 2014, 06:26:26 AM

Quote from: naednek on November 20, 2014, 03:10:20 AM

Gratch likes a game?  TAKE A SCREENSHOT OF THAT POST! Tongue

 icon_lol

When the game gets into story mode, I really like it.  Bioware has never steered me wrong in that department.

I'm not nearly as fond of the "get a new quest every 3 steps" dynamic that the open world brings though.  It's the main reason why open world games don't generally click with me...jury is still out on this one.

I agree about the amount of quest you can pick up, but what I'm finding is that most of them are quickly completed at least in the Hinterlands.  Btw, ran into my first Dragon and it didn't go well, so I will just avoid that area and come back later and I also ran into a Rift with a very high level demon at least for the area I'm in
135  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What's your biggest gaming disappointment/sleeper hit of 2014? on: November 20, 2014, 02:06:18 PM
Tied Watchdogs and Destiny..   I loved Destiny but the end game and the repetition just killed my enthusiasm
136  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: It's Almost Thanksgiving (USA! USA!), What's your GOTY? on: November 19, 2014, 07:37:55 PM
Need to spend some more time with DA:I but I am leaning towards Warlords of Draenor.  Blizz stuck some much goodness in this expansion it's crazy
137  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Peanuts on: November 18, 2014, 07:49:10 PM
Official Trailer

Looking good
138  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3,360,PS4,XB1,PC] Grand Theft Auto V on: November 18, 2014, 01:20:25 PM
So people playing this how is the shooting and driving in first person?    I'm hearing the handling can be unwieldy while driving
139  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 18, 2014, 11:35:22 AM
Played a bit this morning and I think I should have went PC instead of XB1..  Noticeable stutters at times, but my main issue is controls.  I probably would have preferred PC instead, but I loathe to install Origin.   

Anyway, pretty good so far I missed a conversation with Solas as we were traveling he asked me about living as a Dalish and my conversation tree appeared and it was greyed out and I couldn't select an answer.  Eventually he remarked something like "Well, be silent then"  Has anyone run into this?
"
140  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/18) on: November 17, 2014, 10:12:41 AM

Quote from: Zinfan on November 17, 2014, 06:19:18 AM

DAI XB1

this
141  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor on: November 14, 2014, 01:46:26 AM

Quote from: Ridah on November 13, 2014, 08:30:46 PM

It's live and I'm about to hit 92! Is anyone else playing?

Shadowmoon Valley is gorgeous and garrisons are really, really cool.

yup but stuck in queue hell
142  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 13, 2014, 04:46:31 PM
The hype got me... Too many positive reviews on this, so I have pre-ordered   
143  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / How do you use your tablet on: November 12, 2014, 04:18:40 PM
I've been contemplating on buying a Nexus 9 but every time I get close to pulling the trigger I can't find one good reason I'll use it above my phone or my current 4 year old Win 7 laptop which is my primary couch machine. 

So how do you use or tablet?


144  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Assassin's Creed Unity on: November 11, 2014, 06:02:23 PM
Reviews are crushing this game
145  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 11, 2014, 03:33:49 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on November 11, 2014, 03:05:55 PM

Can you guys all do me a favor? 

http://n4g.com/news/1619022/dragon-age-inquisition-review-a-new-era-of-rpg-gaming-trend

Jump on N4G and throw some comments in there?  It helps us expand our audience by pushing our review up the ranks.   It also, obviously, has our review in it.   4000 words, a video review, a side-by-side comparison, and 90 minutes of multiplayer isn't easy to cobble together on a deadline.  smile

Ron I told you I was a bit envious when I saw you playing this on the XB1...  oh gosh,.. I guess I need to pre-order this now
146  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Film] Christopher Nolan - Interstellar on: November 11, 2014, 02:43:42 PM
I've decided on waiting to see this especially after some of the reviews and reading the wiki page.  Just no great desire to see this now
147  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 11, 2014, 10:19:11 AM
polygon 9.5

joystiq 5 stars

Gamespot 9


Hell, my resistance is failing on this...  I'm trying to wait for player impressions before I decide to buy, but both all reviews sounds like Bioware fixed a lot of the issues that pissed me off in DA2
148  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/11) on: November 10, 2014, 10:15:21 AM
Warlords of Draenor already installed and waiting for Blizz to turn on the lights.  Deciding if I'll play my Shammy or Pally first.  Will probably get Halo MCC later
149  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon Echo on: November 07, 2014, 04:13:22 PM

Quote from: farley2k on November 07, 2014, 03:41:49 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on November 07, 2014, 03:19:35 PM

That's technically false... one of the recent Google updates will enable always  on for Google Now, but it will only work will on the charger

http://youtu.be/hou0lU8WMgo  smile

I am glad I know that.  I will try it next time the phone is plugged in.

touche', sir
150  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon Echo on: November 07, 2014, 03:19:35 PM

Quote from: farley2k on November 07, 2014, 02:05:04 PM

Quote from: Lee on November 06, 2014, 10:27:21 PM

So you think this sounds useful? Especially for that price point? I am really curious about who would want this and why. What does it offer that you think you might use daily, while not annoying everyone else you live with? I use Siri when I am driving because it is handy. I will use "Hey Siri" when my phone is plugged in occasionally, but I don't really have a regular use for it. Siri has never made me think that I would want a device that just does this.

Even if the music part was nice, it better have great sound, which for that price and a single speaker, it doesn't appear to. How is it in any way better than a Sonos for playing cloud music?

From an investing point of view this seems completely nuts. Amazon drains money like a sieve year after year. They put out the phone, showing they have no idea what they are doing or what their customers want, so of course the phone bombs. Now this thing? Is there a demand for this thing? What does it solve for the buyer? Did the Xbox One Kinect do so well that it convinced them  they needed to attempt to do the same thing for their own content?

Right now I have a little bluetooth speaker for when I want to stream music and I have to bring my phone from its normal place into the room where I want to listen to music. 

I also have a radio next to it so I can get local stations.

It seems like this device does both those things, is always on and always ready for me to fire it up.

The Sonos device seems to be $199 so the Echo (for me as a prime member) is a bit cheaper. 

Also unless I leave my phone on all the time - not sleeping I can't just say "Ok google" and get it to do stuff.

So I guess I think it doesn't solve any issues but it does wrap up several solutions in one convenient spot. 

That's tecnically false... one of the recent Google updates will enable always  on for Google Now, but it will only work will on the charger
151  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon Echo on: November 06, 2014, 06:43:57 PM
This is cool and before I had a XB1 I would have called it a novelty, but I love controlling my XB1 with my voice and I think I would love this too.  I signed up for an invite
152  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Amazon Echo on: November 06, 2014, 06:11:08 PM
Amazon Echo   This came out of nowhere.  


Youtube video
153  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 06, 2014, 03:04:31 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 06, 2014, 02:45:40 PM

Has there been any word on whether you'll be lost if you played the first game but mostly skipped the second?


Just do the Dragon Age Keep and you'll get a reminder when the tapestry plays
154  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on: November 06, 2014, 11:35:59 AM
Yeah, I really wish I would have remembered I pre-ordered this disk, so I could cancel it.  Story is just more of the same.. Going to push through it and just sell it to GameStop for XBOX credit
155  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [indie film]Hardcore on: November 04, 2014, 10:15:45 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on November 04, 2014, 09:46:41 PM

Made me think of

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rgox84KE7iY

then I see it is the same folks so that makes sense


edit: Also Soul lose the timestamp from your video.

done
156  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [indie film]Hardcore on: November 04, 2014, 07:46:51 PM
Indie film shot entirely like a FPS  If shaky cam makes you sick you should probably avoid this short teaser trailer
157  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on: November 04, 2014, 08:59:30 AM
holy hell..  just got the notice that Amazon shipped my pre-order..  DOH  saywhat

i forgot to cancel that game.. Well I guess I can burn through the SP and then sell it to GameStop to recoup part of the cost
158  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on: November 03, 2014, 07:40:09 PM

Quote from: TiLT on November 03, 2014, 07:03:29 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on November 03, 2014, 06:57:55 PM

I think I understand your complaint, but you don't think the player should be the hero instead of a NPC?

That's the exact opposite of my point. I don't think the NPCs should constantly tell you what to do, including who to fire upon and when. This game is essentially like a huge, glorified quicktime event. You have no agency, and only exist in the campaign to aim and to click buttons when the game tells you to. Tactics are mostly wasted as the NPCs tell you what to do and what to use at pretty much all times.

Let's put it like this: If you joined a squad of elite soldiers and one of the soldiers in that squad kept constantly telling one particular other soldier in that same squad what to do, even including things they've drilled on and practiced for years, wouldn't you get a little worried?

Point, well stated and I actually agree
159  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on: November 03, 2014, 06:57:55 PM

Quote from: TiLT on November 03, 2014, 06:07:27 PM

I have no intention of buying this game, but I've been watching a Let's Play on YouTube since I want to see Spacey in action. Don't get your hopes up about the story. It's beyond stupid (jaw-droppingly so at times), as is the setting itself. Spacey is brilliant as always though, and the spectacle is over the top as always. The graphics are also quite beautiful for the first time in years for this particular series of games.

Edit: Also, the way the game constantly tells the player what to do is quite patronizing. Watching the story unfold without having to actually play it, it becomes blindingly obvious how NPCs keep telling the player every single thing he has to do (use your EMP grenade! Find some cover! Aim for the tanks! Place the mine! Climb the wall!), while not even a single NPC receives similar instructions. Yet at the end of the day, it's always the player who's the hero for some reason. Go figure.

I think I understand your complaint, but you don't think the player should be the hero instead of a NPC?   My main complaint about these games is the A.I. and how everyone enemy NPC focus fire on you instead of the entire squad.  

Anyway, I'll probably pick this up next year for the SP when there's a gaming lull
160  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/4) on: November 03, 2014, 01:39:28 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on November 03, 2014, 11:48:20 AM

Quote from: Soulchilde on November 03, 2014, 10:19:22 AM

nada ..   I don't do COD MP anymore especially after watching some streams, so I'll wait for a price drop to play the SP.  


What did you see in the streams that made you not want to play the multiplayer anymore?  Is the new version too fast or too vertical?

-Autistic Angel

Both..   I just don't have the situational awareness and reflexes for this type of shooter anymore.   Not a failing of the game, just no longer my perference
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