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1  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dead Island: Epidemic on: April 22, 2016, 07:21:35 PM
How funny, I only found out today that this never made it out of beta. Oh well, that was $7 that could have been spent better.
2  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] The Division (Tom Clancy) on: April 19, 2016, 02:26:33 AM

Quote from: gellar on April 18, 2016, 10:31:02 PM

Quote from: Teggy on April 18, 2016, 09:10:45 PM

Quote from: gellar on April 18, 2016, 04:12:10 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on April 18, 2016, 02:57:21 PM

Quote from: Teggy on April 18, 2016, 02:01:25 PM

Quote from: gellar on April 17, 2016, 11:52:17 PM

I'm happy with everything in the patch except the Incursion. That thing is terrible.

I haven't done it yet - what don't you like about it?

It's horde mode, imo, with nothing but gold enemies with a APC as the end boss.   Basically, Challenge level enemies..  It's definitely a gear gated

Gear gated with not fun tactics required to make it. You definitely can't do it without coordination, which makes PUGs difficult. But mostly its just not fun at all. Its one room, wave after wave of enemies, with nothing interesting happening.

After mission designs like the Lexington Event Center, Police Station, and Russian Consulate... this is a big let down.

I'm still playing the game a lot though.

Is that on hard or challenging difficulty?

Hard. I can't even begin to imagine it on Challenging. And this is with a 175 gear score, which while not great is well above the recommended minimum.

Well that's disappointing, the hard mode description says minimum 140 and doesn't even explicitly recommend a group.
3  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (4/17/16) on: April 18, 2016, 09:12:54 PM
Wish I had waited and bought Axiom Verge on Vita instead of PC (since I haven't played it). Maybe I will double dip, maybe nothing.
4  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] The Division (Tom Clancy) on: April 18, 2016, 09:10:45 PM

Quote from: gellar on April 18, 2016, 04:12:10 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on April 18, 2016, 02:57:21 PM

Quote from: Teggy on April 18, 2016, 02:01:25 PM

Quote from: gellar on April 17, 2016, 11:52:17 PM

I'm happy with everything in the patch except the Incursion. That thing is terrible.

I haven't done it yet - what don't you like about it?

It's horde mode, imo, with nothing but gold enemies with a APC as the end boss.   Basically, Challenge level enemies..  It's definitely a gear gated

Gear gated with not fun tactics required to make it. You definitely can't do it without coordination, which makes PUGs difficult. But mostly its just not fun at all. Its one room, wave after wave of enemies, with nothing interesting happening.

After mission designs like the Lexington Event Center, Police Station, and Russian Consulate... this is a big let down.

I'm still playing the game a lot though.

Is that on hard or challenging difficulty?
5  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] The Division (Tom Clancy) on: April 18, 2016, 02:01:25 PM

Quote from: gellar on April 17, 2016, 11:52:17 PM

I'm happy with everything in the patch except the Incursion. That thing is terrible.

I haven't done it yet - what don't you like about it?
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] The Division (Tom Clancy) on: April 17, 2016, 01:38:19 AM
Surprising no one, there was a boss exploit in the incursion. Ubi says they may try to punish those who took advantage.
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Ratchet and Clank on: April 15, 2016, 02:50:05 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on April 14, 2016, 09:47:56 PM

Quote from: Teggy on April 13, 2016, 11:43:17 PM

Been playing it - it's fun but it feels a little...compact? It's gotten better as the game has progressed but it just feels a little more streamlined than I would like, and the story feels a bit rushed. It makes me want to go back and play those PS3 remasters, though.

Outstanding production values, and some great humor. I think it may feel slightly more compact because its based on the original game which was on hardware that couldn't support the large levels.

Yeah, I'll need to go back and play the older games to see if my opinion has been clouded by nostalgia. I've now been to some planets later in the game that definitely have more to do and are more open.

8  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Ratchet and Clank on: April 13, 2016, 11:43:17 PM
Been playing it - it's fun but it feels a little...compact? It's gotten better as the game has progressed but it just feels a little more streamlined than I would like, and the story feels a bit rushed. It makes me want to go back and play those PS3 remasters, though.
9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC,XB1,PS4] Dark Souls III on: April 12, 2016, 03:28:48 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on April 11, 2016, 09:07:12 PM

I'm pretty terrible at Dark Souls, but I grabbed it on XB1 and will be streaming it in rotation with a couple other games.

The lure of the darkness was too great?
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] The Division (Tom Clancy) on: April 12, 2016, 03:26:41 PM
Popped in quickly this morning to see the changes. My initial gear score is 160 which is recommended (minimum 140) for hard mode incursion. Looks like they have set it up to be ok to solo on hard so that's cool. I didn't have the time to start it up so I'll have to check it out later.

Daily/Weeklies are pretty standard "kill x", "craft x" with the rewards varying among Phoenix Credits, Division Tech, DZ XP, etc.

Something that is different that what I originally read is the levels required to buy from DZ vendors. I went to the vendor at the very top of the map and the levels were still 30/50 instead of 20/40 like the patch notes had said. I don't know if a change was made at some point. This vendor was also only selling set piece items instead of gold stuff. I didn't check any of the other vendors, though.

Weapons from the Phoenix Credit vendor in the home base are much more expensive now, although the other stuff (armor/mods) seems to be the same price.

I also didn't get back in in time to upgrade all my materials, but that's actually not that bad because they have daily missions for upgrading materials.
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (4/12/16) on: April 11, 2016, 05:01:26 AM
Ratchet & Clank, the darkest of platformers.
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nioh - Team Ninja action RPG on: April 06, 2016, 04:51:58 AM
You can sic your ghost Shiba Inu puppy on guys? That's kind of cool.
13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (4/05/16) on: April 06, 2016, 04:49:08 AM

Quote from: SeaMoosi on April 04, 2016, 03:35:24 AM



Also, I picked up Hyper Light Drifter last Friday and blew through it in a day. Highly recommend it.

How hard did you find it?  I'm interested, but the reported difficulty level has scared me off.
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] The Division (Tom Clancy) on: April 06, 2016, 04:44:40 AM
Wow, with the Dark Zone changes I don't have to get back on and grind Phoenix credits or DZ level. Just wait for the patch and hope I have enough DZ funds to buy the high end stuff.
15  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So transparent aluminum is a thing. on: March 31, 2016, 09:06:24 PM
I look forward to getting paid in gold pressed latinum.
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (3/29/16) on: March 28, 2016, 05:31:10 PM
Adr1ft looks interesting but I'll probably abstain this week. Witcher 3 is realllllly long game.
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] The Division (Tom Clancy) on: March 24, 2016, 07:59:28 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on March 24, 2016, 02:35:37 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on March 24, 2016, 11:52:10 AM

the chests were all changed in recent patch.  The DZ 30 chests now have purples instead of blues and are worth it for crafting materials if nothing else.  The DZ Key chests have a chance for HE loot.

FWIW, the key chests don't require any rank, just a key.  DZ 50 is where the real rewards are though in the form of HE stuff and blueprints.  Wish you were with us Otter, we just hit 50.

I found 2 high end loot from key cheats since the patch

I knew you were a cheater...
18  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ever won anything good? on: March 23, 2016, 07:52:22 PM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on March 23, 2016, 07:38:25 PM



I also won a contest here back in 2006, but never got my prize.  crybaby


Yo, this needs to be corrected. We will shame Ron!
19  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Updated: 1 semester down, only 7 to go at the UofA College of Pharmacy... on: March 23, 2016, 07:37:51 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on March 23, 2016, 07:34:29 PM

It's his last name. And before anyone thinks I'm doxxing him, it's part of his email address on his profile. smile


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

I guess he's too busy selling drugs to slum with us folk.
20  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Batman vs Superman (Man of Steel 2) on: March 23, 2016, 07:36:02 PM
Rotten tomatoes average is not looking good. Ready for another DC reboot?

Oh, and Deadshot sure has changed over time.
21  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Ever won anything good? on: March 23, 2016, 07:33:29 PM
I'm sure I've entered countless sweepstakes, lotteries and online contests in my life, but I can't recall winning anything bigger than a $2 scratch ticket. Well a few weeks ago I played 5 hours of Battlefield 4 on EVGA servers to enter one of their contests and won a top of the line i7 and a motherboard to go with it. It's no Powerball, but that approximately $600 worth of goods was a very nice surprise. Ever won anything good?
22  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Updated: 1 semester down, only 7 to go at the UofA College of Pharmacy... on: March 23, 2016, 07:30:48 PM
Is that his last name or just a coincidence that a Peter spoke for the class?
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (3/22/16) on: March 23, 2016, 06:40:58 PM
Outside of season pass I'm managing to not buy anything for a while. I think I'm good until April 12 with Ratchet & Clank (Dark Souls III probably for everyone else). I'm getting Witcher 3 knocked out and thinking maybe I can do Fallout 4 and that will clean up most of the big games from last year I abandoned partway through (besides Metal Gear). Will have to see how Quantum Break reviews.
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] The Division (Tom Clancy) on: March 13, 2016, 05:27:53 AM
So yeah, they really goofed with how fast you could get gear when the game launched. I'm not sure how they went through so many betas and didn't realize it. You can still run challenge mode over and over if you want, so if their intention was to slow down people until the first content drop they really haven't done so.  I really enjoy the combat in the game but I hope this doesn't just become another game to get tired of, like Destiny. Right now, with Dark Zone (which will probably become more and more dangerous over time) and 15 missions to replay it still at least feels fun (this is not me):

25  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] The Division (Tom Clancy) on: March 12, 2016, 05:55:09 PM

Quote from: msteelers on March 12, 2016, 05:19:25 PM

I just finished unlocking the 3 branches of the base of operations. I think I'm level 7. When can we go into the DZ?

Look under the list of missions - there will be a tutorial mission you can highlight that will send you there but I think you can go in as soon as you find a door.

Found a really good pickup group this morning doing dailies. We did a couple of missions on challenging and a good dark zone run. It should be noted that they dropped a patch that greatly reduced the number of Phoenix credits that drop from bosses.
26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] The Division (Tom Clancy) on: March 12, 2016, 03:09:04 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 11, 2016, 05:37:59 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on March 11, 2016, 05:29:45 PM

Teggy is getting closed.

Aw, man, I promised myself I was going to get there one day.

Is Teggy having any sort of last day blow out?

I was going to say I was still open for business but this getting way too lewd.

Oh, and I am level 30 and I think it took about 30ish hours. I might have snuck in a bit more playtime than most people could normally do when working.
27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] The Division (Tom Clancy) on: March 08, 2016, 07:14:32 PM
I got really lucky last night because I preloaded during the day. It seems people who preloaded on earlier days had to get a patch. I got right in and started playing.

The character creator is pretty bad, which is not a big deal, but a disappointment compared to all the great character creators that have come out. Tons of clothing options, but face/hair, almost nothing. On my way to the first base I climbed up on a roof and found a blue assault rifle. Very cool, except I think it's going to be a while before I find something better.

I didn't try any of the hard mode in the beta so for the first post tutorial mission I decided I would choose hard and then do matchmaking. Matchmaking was pretty quick, except we only had a team of 3. And this was not like Destiny hard where it was just a little bit harder. Tons of guys and they all had armor. We wiped a few times but managed to keep pushing on, except then the game bugged and no enemies spawned. So yeah, might be a good idea to be a few levels above minimum if you are going to try hard mode. 

So many perks and abilities - I'm really excited to build a team where everyone has a role.
28  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1] Just Cause 3 on: March 07, 2016, 10:07:34 PM
So I finished this up yesterday. I'm definitely of two minds on the game. On the positive side, the island is amazingly huge, and filled with stuff to explode. It also have all sorts of caverns and caves to explore. Extremely well done on that front. I liberated everything on the first two islands, but when I got to the third island it was just too much and I was kind of ready to be done. This is kind of similar to JC2, where I think I had done less than 50% of the content when I finished the game. Flying around is really cool, all the weapons and vehicles are really cool.

On the negative side is all the super janky stuff. I got better at it as the game went on, but getting caught on geometry while you're trying to get around inside a base is very frustrating. I get it's probably difficult to deal with given the scope of the game, but that doesn't make it less annoying. Frame rate on xbox was terrible. Load times were terrible. I also wish they had kept the aim on left trigger from JC2 - there must have been somewhere else place they could have put the tether tightening. Then there is weird physics stuff like this:
https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=D5154DA59C8F0E6A!1435&authkey=!AKjGDvEC00mCIaQ&ithint=video%2cmp4

Overall there's plenty of fun to be had as long as you know what you are getting into. I'm sure performance on PC is a lot better as well.
29  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] The Division (Tom Clancy) on: March 07, 2016, 08:08:12 PM

Quote from: Punisher on March 07, 2016, 07:49:48 PM

Quote from: Teggy on March 06, 2016, 03:25:20 PM

Use code AGENTORIGINS on the Division site and you'll get a bunch of free clothes for your dolly.
where do you enter this? I couldn't even see a login or anything....

http://tomclancy-thedivision.ubi.com/game/en-US/agent-intel/index.aspx

Under Agent Origins redemption.
30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (3/08/16) on: March 07, 2016, 06:56:07 AM
The Division super duper edition for Xbox and Hitman for PC.
31  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] The Division (Tom Clancy) on: March 06, 2016, 03:25:20 PM
Use code AGENTORIGINS on the Division site and you'll get a bunch of free clothes for your dolly.
32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Uncharted 4 on: March 05, 2016, 09:02:09 PM
I like the multiplayer especially all the different roles they've mapped out (option to play a healer is always welcome). But no one around here ever plays Uncharted MP so it's kind of a lost cause anyway unless I want to play with randoms frown
33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1] Just Cause 3 on: March 05, 2016, 03:50:32 AM
I have actually been playing this all week so I have experience pre and post patch on Xbox. It seems pretty much the same to me. And the game also has crashed pre and post patch.
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (3/1/16) on: March 03, 2016, 01:10:23 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on March 01, 2016, 11:58:11 PM

Quote from: Teggy on March 01, 2016, 09:31:46 PM

Apparently I am not buying Alekhine's Gun.

I don't really know anything about that game.  What's the deal?  I just looked up screenshots and it almost seemed like a Mafia game but with Hitman stealth?  Seems interesting, but I don't think the name is doing them any favors, to be honest.

It's basically Death To Spies 3 - it's a Hitman-like game that takes place in WWII/Cold War eras.
35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (3/1/16) on: March 01, 2016, 09:31:46 PM
Apparently I am not buying Alekhine's Gun.
36  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (3/1/16) on: February 29, 2016, 04:39:01 AM
I'd like to get Alekhines Gun unless reviews are bad.
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] The Division (Tom Clancy) on: February 19, 2016, 09:24:26 PM

Quote from: raydude on February 19, 2016, 08:42:59 PM

So I'm shooting short bursts at an enemy behind some cover and I see "suppressed" pop up over him. So the game implements suppressing fire. Nice!

Yup, this is what makes flanking manuevers very realistic in the game. A good team can apply covering fire tactics.
38  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] The Division (Tom Clancy) on: February 19, 2016, 01:37:11 PM
I think I'm going to stop playing the beta and save everything else for release having gotten a decent understanding of the mechanics (save for crafting, of course). I've definitely had a really good first impression - I think the combat is great, and there are a lot of nice little touches in the game, like the way you will see the exact route you'll take when moving cover to cover, the augmented reality gps, the ability to pick things up/trigger actions from pretty far away by holding down the X button, suppression of enemies, etc. The weapon customization also looks like it's going to be great.
39  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] The Division (Tom Clancy) on: February 18, 2016, 01:41:24 PM
I played about an hour this morning. The game is definitely in my wheelhouse so I'll be getting it on xbox. Hopefully we'll be able to get some patrols together and do dark zones, etc.
40  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Deadpool on: February 14, 2016, 04:28:10 PM
Thanks guys - my wife kind of decided on her own that it wasn't for her but maybe I'll take in a showing myself.
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