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161  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1] EA Access on: July 30, 2014, 11:08:50 AM

Quote from: TiLT on July 30, 2014, 10:31:10 AM

It appears Sony is thinking along the same lines as I am, at least if I'm reading their official statements about this correctly. Sony says that EA Access doesn't offer sufficient value to the Playstation users, and won't allow it on the PS4 for the time being. They're holding the door open in case the value proposition improves, but I'm at least glad to see that Sony is taking a stance against it, even if it happens to be for entirely selfish purposes.

Edit: Oops, misread. Sony isn't holding the door open. That was the journalist's take on the situation. Sony's door is officially closed, apparently.

Actually, the way I read Sony's statement is that they would prefer not a offer a competitor to PS+ which is good for them, but if this leads to EA offering exclusive to MS and EA Access this might drive buyers to the XB1.


Anyway, good for Sony as I am curious to see how this plays out.  Make no mistake I like the idea of EA Access and I'm willing to give it a spin
162  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1] EA Access on: July 30, 2014, 09:08:22 AM
Downloaded the hub last night and you need a credit card on file to use. I only use stored MS Credit for purchases (which I have), so until EA releases the sub cards then I won't be using this service
163  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1] EA Access on: July 30, 2014, 01:36:44 AM

Quote from: Jumangi on July 30, 2014, 12:40:12 AM

Quote from: TiLT on July 29, 2014, 11:19:19 PM



It might seem like a good deal for gamers until you realize that this means EA will stop providing their games (if they ever provided them. I don't recall) for PS+ and Games for Gold. They will want to push people into subscribing to their service instead, so that instead of taking a percentage of revenue, they get it all. They don't care if they fuck over Microsoft and Sony in the process. EA's world contains only EA, they don't care about the rest.

I know its all hip to hate on EA these days be so what? What does EA owe Sony and PS+? Its their content. If they can monetize it good for them.

Tilt rightly fears the other major publisher going this route especially if EA turns a profit.  This seems like a dagger directed towards used games, imo.

If you're part of the XB1 Preview Program you should receive a beta invite.   I got mines this evening and I'm probably going to use this program to gauge its viability for me
164  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1] EA Access on: July 29, 2014, 06:07:51 PM
As the gaming media digs in little warts are starting to pop up.  

Quote from: Joystiq
Keep in mind, there are caveats to this promotion. EA describes that early access as a "a limited trial," and not access to the full game. Further, according to the fine print, Titanfall is "excluded from all EA Access features,


While there is some value I just don't like the idea for subscribing to a glorified demo with just extra content.  If it was the full game sans DLC this would be a win in my book

More research.. Looks like games added to the vault (older titles) will be never be removed and will be the full game.  Newer titles are demos where you saved game will transfer over if you buy the retail version

Intrigued again
165  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1] EA Access on: July 29, 2014, 05:47:47 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on July 29, 2014, 05:41:59 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on July 29, 2014, 05:30:41 PM

EA is rolling out a access plan for the XB1 for it's entire catalog for 4.99/mo or 29.99/yr  


My hunch is the XB1 is the test case before it rolls out the PS4 just my guess

If successful this is game changer , imo

From that article, it doesn't look like it's their entire catalog, it's "The Vault, a collection of EA’s biggest games on Xbox One".  Newer titles, you get a 10% discount.

So unless I'm reading it wrong, for $5/month or $30/year you can play the old EA games that should already be Games with Gold freebies.

Quote from: The Verge
Electronic Arts has announced a new subscription service that gives Xbox One owners access to some of its biggest games for a small monthly fee. Called EA Access, the service is launching to select users in beta today, with a starting price of $4.99 per month or $29.99 per year. The company says EA Access will "launch for everyone on Xbox One soon." Paying for the subscription will get you access to what EA calls its Vault, a collection of games you'll have unlimited access to as long as you're subscribed. During the beta, that will include a sampling of four titles — FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, Peggle 2, and Battlefield 4 — though the company says more games will be added "soon."


Reading this it seems like 4 games are being rolled out now with more later.  Also you'll get early access to Dragon Age: Inquisition and Madden 15 with save games transferring if you buy the game.  If this is just for paid demos then it's a fail
166  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [XB1] EA Access on: July 29, 2014, 05:30:41 PM
EA is rolling out a access plan for the XB1 for it's entire catalog for 4.99/mo or 29.99/yr  


My hunch is the XB1 is the test case before it rolls out the PS4 just my guess

If successful this is game changer , imo

167  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: July 29, 2014, 01:17:50 PM
OO appears to be down
168  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [xbox 360]Games with Gold on: July 29, 2014, 12:33:55 PM
August Update

XB1

Crimson Dragon
Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut

360

Motorcross Madness
Dishonored
169  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [movie] Horns on: July 29, 2014, 11:56:41 AM
Trailer  usually I wait for these art house movies to hit netflix, but I like this look of this one.
170  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: X-Men Origins: Deadpool on: July 29, 2014, 11:25:44 AM
removed per studio request
171  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: July 28, 2014, 03:40:53 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on July 28, 2014, 03:20:10 PM

I'm fully on board, but was since the alpha so haven't had as much new to say.

I think that I will go Warlock first with the retail release. There was a moment during the moon mission that pretty much cemented it. When I opened the doors to the temple and got rushed by all the melee enemies I did a slow glide jump backwards and killed them all from the air as I hovered away (I really should have saved it as a clip, but I wasn't thinking). Just something that you can't do with the Hunter's double jump, though the Titan sort of has a similar jump skill. Granted it would have probably made me a sitting duck in PvP but in PvE it was pretty awesome.

I did the same move... Nova Bomb is sweet when it connects. 
172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: July 25, 2014, 03:18:59 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on July 25, 2014, 01:47:28 PM

some people inside might pop old school style, but a lot of times the ships will drop them off on the other side and they run in the back.  It's quite nice from a realism standpoint.  Had some fun moments where people were clearing the zone almost too quickly and the result was tons of dropships bombarding as they dropped of reinforcements.

those damn ships will shoot at you to clear the drop zone as well
173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 7/25/14 on: July 25, 2014, 01:55:01 PM
Destiny Beta - Would love to run the strikeforce with some with some of you guys instead of a PUG


Divinity Original Sin
174  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bioware - "You've been chosen"? on: July 25, 2014, 10:50:21 AM

Quote from: EddieA on July 25, 2014, 08:59:10 AM

I got an email from Bioware today with a link to a website called You've Been Chosen and the words "The time is near... they are watching...Your power is rising...You’ve been chosen."  The link isn't working now, but it's apparently supposed to lead to this video.  I can't imagine this is related to Dragon Age or Mass Effect, so perhaps they're teasing their new IP?

Yeah, I got the same email.  Looks like a new IP
175  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [xbox LIVE] - Halo: Nightfall on: July 25, 2014, 09:00:45 AM
Trailer  


Can't tell much from this trailer..  No Spartan sightings


 
Spoiler for Hiden:
Tongue  this what happens when you post without your first cup of coffee.  needed corrections made thanks, Guys
176  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [trailer] Shades of Grey on: July 24, 2014, 03:03:46 PM

Quote from: farley2k on July 24, 2014, 01:24:43 PM

http://youtu.be/z4nJX8snP4s

Could also be called boring, poorly acted, dull, and yet destined to make millions.



interested in hearing the Beyonce remix of Crazy In Love, but if the movie doesn't hit NC-17 then its a fail in my book


btw, I know it will never hit NC-17, but from what I'm hearing about the source material it really should have

177  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: July 24, 2014, 02:19:08 PM

Quote from: ATB on July 24, 2014, 02:11:19 PM

One more question:

Now that I've completed the first mission. What if I play with a friend who hasn't. Do i need to be on his fire team to do his version of the mission? or can he be on mine and I go with him?



You can replay it anytime you want just warp back.   Hark did this for me last night, so I could catch up to him then proceeded to change the next mission difficulty to Hard   
178  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: July 24, 2014, 01:13:21 PM

Quote from: ATB on July 24, 2014, 12:53:53 PM

Ok. I've never MMO'd before so I have questions. I played about 90 minutes last night.

1. Like Monkey Finger asked: Are the people I see all over the place during the first mission actually running their own instance of what I'm doing? I seem to be able to kill enemies they are fighting and likewise, but when I fought the main baddie of the mission I was solo (which I prefered as I had no friends online at the time).

2. The interface is quite obtuse.  I don't understand half the stuff I'm seeing when I talk to vendors or what the card that pops up in the corner at the end of the first mission.  Oh and I can apparently spawn a vehicle almost whenever I want?

3. How does one actually logout of this game? I select log out and am I supposed to select change character or profile?

4. I have only done the first mission and I selected the hard difficulty because I'm pretty good at FPS.  It didn't seem to net me any benefits for doing so other than making it more challenging. Will the full game have additional bonuses for trying harder things at a lower level?

5. Where is a n00b supposed to go to figure out what all the mechanics of this game are? I guess glimmer is money and I assumed from my experience with mass effect that breaking down old components nets me $$$, but where will this stuff actually be explained? For example: can I unlock any power at any time? What do the circles part-way around the powers mean? I didn't collect any orbs apparently. What are orbs?

6.  Am I getting xp for killing everything?  I explored a lot and killed a bunch of the fallen but couldn't tell if it was impacting my rank up

7. At one point I entered a room on the first mission and there was a gaggle of '??' level monsters and they ripped me apart in about 2 seconds.  How did that happen? Did I do something wrong?

8. Where does one go for PVP?  And does it put like ranked people against each other or will I be facing level 8 baddies from the get go.

9. May be too soon, but where is the grand epicness of the world?  Seemed like the safe city was sparsely populated and the first mission area was likewise.

10. Biggest frustration point I found was that if I have ammo for a special weapon, that ammo doesn't convert to another special when I switch it. In fact, if you change specials ALL OF THE SPECIAL AMMO DISAPPEARS altogether.  What's up with that?


Mixed first experience, but I definitely want to check it out more.

1. Yes, those people you see on map are either running the same mission or just exploring.  There are random mission beacons  on some maps, so they could just be on your map completing the random mission.   Story mission you will occupy the same space with random players up to a point.  Once you get a dark zone that instance if for you and your fireteam.   You'll get a prompt when you enter a dark zone also you'll see a skull icon by your health bar. 

179  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: July 24, 2014, 12:29:29 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on July 24, 2014, 12:16:23 PM

yes, for beta.  Do up to there, then you have Devil's Nest or whatever for coop, the open free roam area and pvp

tried PvP this morning..  Wasn't fun at all.  Too many snipers
180  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: July 24, 2014, 10:43:55 AM
story mission stop after The Last Array?
181  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anime thread of anime on: July 23, 2014, 06:42:49 PM
Just watched the first episode of Trigrun and it didn't grab me... Will give it a few more episodes


Btw, my favorite anime is Fist of the North Star, The Guyver &  Ninja Scroll.  Love Ninja Scroll
182  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: July 23, 2014, 05:21:13 PM

Quote from: Harpua3 on July 23, 2014, 04:07:32 PM

Loved it. Uninstalled after hitting level 8 and doing most of what could be done. 9/9/14 is marked on my calendar.

reinstall - If you play on the 26th you'll get a badge/emblem when the game goes live, but you will only get it if you play this Saturday
183  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anime thread of anime on: July 23, 2014, 05:18:08 PM

Quote from: Turtle on July 23, 2014, 03:38:00 PM

Do yourself a favor and watch Sword Art Online, season 1. It's a great anime that explores what happens if you trap people in a VR MMO, including PK and real death situations.

Make sure you skip Season 2, although I'm not sure if it's labeled as season 2, but you'll know when it switches. Season 1 is a masterpiece, season 2 is garbage.

Sadly, it seems like Season 2 is more like the books itself, but the reason why it's so terrible is they add back in a lot of fan service and effectively kill the personalities of many characters story-wise.

Sword Art Online II, aka season 3, a new anime based on stories after season 2 just started, it's including some fan service, but seems to have toned it down. Too early to tell if they're going to botch things as badly as season 2, but I'll let you guys know.

I really enjoyed SA:O  season 1, but Season 2 was okay, but couldn't hold a candle to season 1.  Glad to hear season 3 is starting to roll out
184  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: July 22, 2014, 11:16:30 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on July 22, 2014, 11:13:11 PM

installing on XB1 now, gonna stream and play hunter when it's done.  www.harkonis.com

going warlock myself
185  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: July 22, 2014, 11:04:37 PM
Just received my XB1 beta codes.  States the game is now live.  I have two one additional codes all gone

first come first served
186  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anime thread of anime on: July 22, 2014, 06:05:24 PM
I'll be following this thread, but if you post about an anime can you at least share which service it's on.  I tend to stay away from Hulu
187  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Guardians of the Galaxy on: July 22, 2014, 12:16:38 PM
I know Marvel will be doing a bunch of One off  movies and TV shows, but the Secret Wars need a Netflix series...  I know that can't use the mutants, but they have plenty of people to use as replacements
188  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Divinity : Original Sin on: July 21, 2014, 12:22:31 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on July 21, 2014, 07:23:28 AM

I'm pleased to see that Divinity OS has been pulling in some good sales numbers. this is easily one of the best RPGs I've played in the last couple years. I'd love to see this team build upon this franchise.

I'm having fun with the game, but some of the UI decision is a pain.  Inventory management is becoming tedious at this point and I'm looking forward to someone releasing a bag mod.  Also, money not being pooled is just dumb and adds another layer complexity for no good reason. 
189  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (07/21) on: July 21, 2014, 12:19:46 PM

Quote from: TiLT on July 21, 2014, 05:27:25 AM

I'm off to Majorca for the entire week, so nothing for me. smile


Enjoy yourself, Tilt


As for what I'm buying this week nothing. Looking forward to finally trying out Destiny.  Probably only play it for a day , so I don't ruin my experience when the full game release
190  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 7/18/14 on: July 18, 2014, 08:17:19 PM
Divinity and Ultimate General:Gettyburgs
191  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Happy Birthday Hark! on: July 18, 2014, 05:42:27 PM
Happy Birthday, Hark
192  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [Movie] - Kite on: July 18, 2014, 05:41:37 PM
Kite  Co- Starring Samuel L. Jackson
193  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: July 17, 2014, 05:47:51 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on July 17, 2014, 05:21:59 PM

Any one been able to get their BETA codes yet?

Did you check you Bungie account?   They should appear there


Nevermind - check your email
194  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So...what would ya say...ya do here? on: July 15, 2014, 05:17:41 PM
Regulatory Claims Analyst - fancy title for the person that protects my hospital from Medicare/Medicaid audits
195  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Aaaaand we're back on: July 15, 2014, 05:15:32 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on July 15, 2014, 05:10:33 PM

I seriously, SERIOUSLY, hate this goddamned forum software....

time for an upgrade?   Need funds towards it?  I was starting to have withdrawal symptons
196  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (07/14) on: July 14, 2014, 01:16:48 PM
Ultimate General: Gettysburg - My first Steam Early Access game.   Watched the video and decided to take the plunge
197  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: July 14, 2014, 12:55:43 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on July 13, 2014, 01:49:05 AM

I'm planning on goign digital XB1, just a bit bummed that I don't get the gamestop preorder bike because it looks cool

Yup, I am going digital with this too.    I will miss out on pre-order bonus, but I am loving going digital
198  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The weekend playlist - 7/11 on: July 12, 2014, 07:41:19 PM
Divinity Original Sin

199  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Aaaaand we're back on: July 12, 2014, 05:16:46 PM
what happen?
200  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Wire: Where have you been all my life on: July 10, 2014, 06:15:50 PM
One of my favorite scenes Motherfucker


So much said just using one word
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