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41  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamescom 2014 on: August 12, 2014, 01:10:26 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on August 12, 2014, 01:03:56 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on August 12, 2014, 12:59:44 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on August 12, 2014, 12:54:59 PM

I believe the Tomb Raider deal is timed as they said exclusive for 2015.  That must have cost Microsoft a fair bit as Definitive Edition sold about double on PS4 compared to XB1.
I was worried MS was going to start paying to delay/cancel multiplatform versions.

Quantum Break looks great.

agreed it cost MS a fair bit of money to get timed exclusive

Some reporting it's not timed now.  I guess to some degree it makes sense for SE to not compete with Uncharted directly, but like I said the PS4 version of TR DE sold around double the XB1 version.  Also no PC version...

Quote from: Tumblr Darrel Gallagher
Dear Tomb Raider Community,

As you may have seen, we've just announced that Rise of the Tomb Raider, coming Holiday 2015, is exclusively on Xbox. We consider all of you to be the lifeblood of Tomb Raider and the work we do at Crystal. I'd like to give you some insight into this decision, and why we feel this is the very best thing for the Tomb Raider sequel we're creating at the studio.

Tomb Raider in 2013 was a success due in large part to your continued support. Our goal has always been to deliver something truly special with Rise of the Tomb Raider. Today's announcement with Microsoft is one step to help us put Tomb Raider on top of action adventure gaming. Our friends at Microsoft have always seen huge potential in Tomb Raider and have believed in our vision since our first unveil with them on their stage at E3 2011. We know they will get behind this game more than any support we have had from them in the past - we believe this will be a step to really forging the Tomb Raider brand as one of the biggest in gaming, with the help, belief and backing of a major partner like Microsoft.

This doesn't mean that we're walking away from our fans who only play on PlayStation or on PC. Those are great systems, with great partners, and amazing communities. We have Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris coming to those platforms this December, and Tomb Raider: The Definitive Edition is available on PS4.

We know that there are probably many more questions and concerns. Please do send them to us, and we'll answer to the best of our ability. Meanwhile we're going all out to try and make something truly special - the most ambitious Tomb Raider game ever built.

Thanks,

Darrell Gallagher
Crystal Dynamics Head of Studios
42  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamescom 2014 on: August 12, 2014, 12:59:44 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on August 12, 2014, 12:54:59 PM

I believe the Tomb Raider deal is timed as they said exclusive for 2015.  That must have cost Microsoft a fair bit as Definitive Edition sold about double on PS4 compared to XB1.
I was worried MS was going to start paying to delay/cancel multiplatform versions.

Quantum Break looks great.

agreed it cost MS a fair bit of money to get timed exclusive
43  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Gamescom 2014 on: August 12, 2014, 12:38:49 PM
XBOX is up

 Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Day Zero bundle announced

Evolve Exclusive  Beta coming to XB1 in January with Additional content coming first to XB1

Rise of Tomb Raider exclusive to XB1 coming in 2015...

Fable Legend Beta coming in October

Exclusive game called ScreamRide coming in 2015 looks like a 3D version of Rollercoaster Tycoon

Pre-ordering and pre-loading coming to the XB1

ID@Xbox Montage of upcoming games

Quantum Break eight minutes of gameplay

Sunset Overdrive Enemies preview trailer
44  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / R.I.P Robin Williams - Apparent Suicide on: August 11, 2014, 11:16:43 PM
WTF   crybaby
45  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on: August 11, 2014, 05:56:48 PM
Day Zero Edition  will get you the game one day early withlDouble XP and two exclusive weapons.   These will be offered in limited supply and once they're gone they are gone
46  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Why all the hate toward Activision? on: August 11, 2014, 05:05:52 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on August 11, 2014, 05:04:21 PM

And as for Hearthstone, I think Activision Blizzard pretty much lets the Blizzard side of things do their own thing independently.

That's because of Blizzard's pedigree
47  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Why all the hate toward Activision? on: August 11, 2014, 04:57:31 PM
I think its the big publisher bias as Ubisoft is also falling into this dislike category.   Like it or now these publisher are in it to make money and as long as people keep buying annualized games then genre will never be pushed.  It's the reason why the Indie scene gets so much love.  They can and will take chances.   

At least Ubisoft is embracing the indie scene with Ubisoft Montpellier.   
48  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (08/11) on: August 11, 2014, 03:05:58 PM
nada
49  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Weekend Playlist - 8/8/14 on: August 08, 2014, 06:09:22 PM
Its the WEEKEND!!! So what's on tap for you?


II'm getting back into X-Com Enemy Within and maybe Divinity Original Sin. 
50  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Where do you stand on the crucial topic of hotdogs? on: August 07, 2014, 06:24:17 PM
Hebrew National are okay, but give me a good ole' Esskay All Beef
51  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Where do you stand on the crucial topic of hotdogs? on: August 07, 2014, 04:43:15 PM

Quote from: ATB on August 07, 2014, 04:20:34 PM

Wait. What is this anti ketchup on hotdogs movement? I've never heard of such a thing.

Its an abomination.  JUST. DON"T. DO. IT!!!!
52  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Where do you stand on the crucial topic of hotdogs? on: August 07, 2014, 02:21:58 PM
Baked or grilled is the only way to go with a toasted bun is a must with just a dash of spicy mustard.  Also must be all beef accept no substitute
53  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: August 03, 2014, 07:56:36 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on August 03, 2014, 07:49:00 PM

Can someone better explain the single player aspect of the game, and how effective a person can be going lone wolf in the multiplayer portion? (If they can even be divided up under those headers).  The information I've read in a couple places is contradictory.

I'm not a big fan of multiplayer, mostly because I have limited time to sink into these games. By the time I'm at level 5 it seems like everyone else is at level 50. smile



have played Defiance?  its very viable to play it as single player. you'll spawn a single player instance for boss fghts
54  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: August 01, 2014, 09:42:16 PM
http://www.bungie.net/en/Clan/Xbox/163584

Clan started...
55  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Guardians of the Galaxy on: August 01, 2014, 05:18:51 PM
Marvel's Phase 1 & 2
56  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 8/1/14 on: August 01, 2014, 05:17:54 PM
Guardians of the Galaxy and see if I can get motivated to play something else while I wait for Destiny
57  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: August 01, 2014, 11:20:58 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on August 01, 2014, 10:45:17 AM

I agree with you for the most part, but where I think I feel it's different is I don't think it's a bad thing to force gamers who want something to work for it.  Make some real friends if you want the content, don't hide behind the social crutch of match making.  (and I'm super socially repressed/loner, but it will force me to be more outgoing so I think it's a positive thing)

I tend to agree, but I have a feeling they will eventually cave in.   
58  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Neverwinter on: July 30, 2014, 05:33:13 PM
Coming to the XB1 in China this fall with a worldwide release in 2015.


Seems weird to release in China first
59  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: X-Men Origins: Deadpool on: July 30, 2014, 04:52:07 PM
It's part of Deadpool's character to constantly break the 4th wall.  It's part of his madness.   This is awesome and I find it funny that this leaked so close to San Diego Comic Con. 

Its created a buzz that hopefully Fox is listening
60  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1] EA Access on: July 30, 2014, 02:41:33 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on July 30, 2014, 01:56:58 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on July 30, 2014, 11:08:50 AM

Make no mistake I like the idea of EA Access and I'm willing to give it a spin

Which part appeals to you the most -- the access to new EA games, access to their older library, the chance of a lower overall yearly cost to play the EA games you usually buy? 

Access older games mostly which I have no real desire to own, but would like to play.  I understand this a dangerous slope, but I am intrigued by this program and I fully understand that I might be contributing to other publisher pushing their own sub programs
61  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: July 30, 2014, 11:24:27 AM
PS Now opens up to all US and Canada tomorrow 7/31.  Weird I didn't see this anywhere

Congrats guys.  Hope this service proves to be a success
62  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
63  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
64  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
65  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
66  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
67  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

68  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
69  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
70  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.
71  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: X-Men Origins: Deadpool on: July 29, 2014, 11:25:44 AM
removed per studio request
72  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. 
73  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
74  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
75  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
76  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
77  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

78  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   
79  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. 

80  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
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