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41  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/27) on: October 27, 2014, 12:41:39 PM
Sunset Overdrive reviews have been trending fairly high, but I'm thinking about picking up WWE 2K15 instead.   My gaming budget has took a hit as I jumped on a few games I was planning to hold off on until a price drop.
42  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1] Sunset Overdrive (Insomniac's latest) on: October 27, 2014, 11:23:25 AM
Most reviews from the major sites are running pretty high for this game.  Joystiq gave it 5 stars

Another game I am buying right away instead of holding off... sigh
43  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / School shooting in Marysville, Washington on: October 24, 2014, 06:28:00 PM
On CNN at the moment

At two students shot both air lifted
44  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 10/24/14 on: October 24, 2014, 05:36:01 PM
Shadow of Mordor .. pushing through the main story

Titanfall - new MP co-op mode looks good (Thanks, Hark for the streaming)


WoW probably do some lfr this as well
45  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron on: October 23, 2014, 06:04:29 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on October 23, 2014, 03:36:50 PM

While exciting, I do hope at some point to see a Marvel movie end with something other than space aliens, robots or a guy in a metal robot suit beating up someone else in a metal robot suit, or giant flying things crashing into the ground and other giant flying things. Perhaps this is a futile wish. smirk

Of course I'm the guy lining up 3-5 times to see said endings. I suppose if I want different endings, I should stop throwing my money at them, right?  icon_smile

Captain America: Winter Solider  fits those criteria
46  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Civilization: Beyond Earth - Finally an Alpha Centauri successor? on: October 23, 2014, 03:27:51 PM
As expected the reviews for this are running extremely high.  I was planning to hold off, but I think I will have to buy it now... sigh
47  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: October 23, 2014, 01:46:40 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on October 23, 2014, 01:03:26 PM

Quote from: Harpua3 on October 23, 2014, 06:08:00 AM

That's been what Ive been thinking. I think I'll scrap this for whatever it's worth. Not enough time in the day to waste it doing the same thing over and over again, then up charge me for even more of the same..

There are many games where people enjoy doing the same thing over and over again. Instead of trying to figure out if you'll enjoy Destiny, why not just play it for as long as you find you're having fun, then stop playing when you're no longer enjoying it?

That's pretty much what I decided. I'll come back for the DLC, but I'm off the grind.  The game is tons of fun especially in a group, but the repetition can be taxing
48  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron on: October 22, 2014, 11:34:05 PM
Leaked

trailer gives away alot of plot, imo

Marvel Released trailer
49  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [xbox LIVE] - Halo: Nightfall on: October 22, 2014, 05:08:31 PM
Trailer
50  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Legend of Grimrock II - looks sweet on: October 22, 2014, 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
51  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
52  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
53  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
54  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
55  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
56  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 
57  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
58  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
59  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
60  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!!!!!
61  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
62  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: We lost a forumer last night :( on: October 07, 2014, 10:17:11 AM
 crybaby RIP
63  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/06) on: October 06, 2014, 10:53:44 AM
Nada
64  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: October 05, 2014, 03:57:08 AM
Honest Game trailer    thumbsup
65  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
66  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 10/3/14 on: October 03, 2014, 06:24:37 PM
Destiny and Mordor
67  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
68  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
69  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. 
70  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: October 01, 2014, 09:10:48 PM
i like this patch
71  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
72  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
73  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. 
74  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
75  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
76  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
77  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
78  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
79  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
80  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
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