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1  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Humble Bundle Yogscast Jingle Jam, new game added every day on: December 02, 2016, 05:51:07 AM
I went in for $30, seems a good a way as any to get some money to charity.
2  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Pokemon Sun/Moon on: December 02, 2016, 01:11:55 AM
Ha, see all that is pretty much why I haven't waded in to Pokémon before. It never sounded like a game so much as an obsession. I've seen that video of the kid finding his shiny ponita and it was kind of frightening.

I'm hoping since they added more story this will be a little more inviting. I feel kind of bad that I am beating up on preschoolers right now though Tongue
3  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1]Final Fantasy XV on: December 02, 2016, 01:05:03 AM

Quote from: Gratch on December 01, 2016, 02:50:03 PM

I'm kinda frustrated with the Regalia (your car):

-  Most of the reviews I read said that it's worth actually driving from place to place instead of fast traveling because you get to hear interesting bits of dialog between the characters.  So far (through 7 hours), I've only heard one conversation while in the car, even on long (3 minute) drives.  Weird thing is, the characters look like they're talking (i.e. Prompto turns around in the front seat, the character's mouths are moving, they appear to be having a conversation), but there's no actual dialog.  Bug, maybe?
-  Why is the "Manual" option is always greyed out when I get into the car?  Can I not just get in and drive?
-  I was low on gas and was trying to get to the gas pump in Hammerhead.  Tried the "Navigate to map marker" option, selected the gas pump...and Ignis parked the car across the street.  I tried manually driving there, and it wouldn't let me pull into the station (I could only stay on the main road).  I eventually had to fast travel to another location, then fast travel back to Hammerhead, and on the third try, it finally put me in front of the pump.  Really strange.

EDIT:  Posted this over at GameFAQs, and it seems that a) the manual drive option doesn't unlock until later in the game, and b) mutliple people are seeing the same "looks like they're talking but no dialog" thing.  Still not sure if it's a bug or not.

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on December 01, 2016, 01:44:49 PM

So... I played the "demo" for this the other day and was thoroughly turned off and quit without getting to the end of it. Is this "nightmare having / Mario collecting / squeaky hammer bonking" sequence actually in the game?  disgust

Not at all.  That Platinum demo was just really weird, and is not representative of the actual game at all.  The actual game has zero coin collecting, zero platforming, and zero stupid "squeaky hammer" stuff.  I think that demo was just done to show off the graphics engine, and nothing more.  It literally has nothing to do with how the actual game plays.  If you want to get a sense of the actual game, go play the Episode Duscae demo.  That one is basically the first hour'ish of the game, and will give you an pretty good idea of how it plays.  Just note that the combat has been significantly streamlined from the time that demo hit (6 months ago?) to release.

Manual drive is available at night because Noctis is the only one who can drive at night. If he doesn't, glasses guy makes you rest. I get why they do this - you have to be able to react to daemons showing up in the road - but there's not a good excuse in the story why you can't drive during the day if you want.

Biggest gripe for me on Xbox is load times, they can pretty bad. Pretty sure I've lost time by fast traveling sometimes.
4  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Pokemon Sun/Moon on: December 01, 2016, 07:47:05 PM
So I heard that Pokemon had a decent story this year so I am playing my first ever Pokemon game. Right now I'm sort of like that picture of the dog at the computer.

Is anyone playing this? Is there a way to add you as a friend so I can invite you to my festival and trade instead of just me meeting random people from South Korea?
5  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (October 30, 2016) - Halloween edition on: October 31, 2016, 06:13:03 AM
CoD for my yearly corridor shooter fix. It gave $15 back in MS points.

Seraph has been on PC for a while btw.
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Coming to all three major platforms] Titanfall 2 on: October 29, 2016, 04:13:05 AM
The campaign is going to take you less than 5 hours, especially if you don't try and find the collectibles, but it was actually pretty fun. It did have some difficulty keeping the action up, but it did some very clever things to keep the gameplay interesting. Mixing up sections in/out out the Titan, parkour/platforming, tons of weapons, and some surprising abilities.

You get to try 8 different titan load outs which gives you the opportunity to practice with the stuff you'll see in MP. Oddly, though, the grappling hook is not in the campaign.

It needs another iteration but I was pretty pleased. It was not just another CoD/Battlefield campaign.
7  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] HBO - Westworld on: October 13, 2016, 04:20:43 AM
I haven't finished episode 2 yet, but it's really intriguing so far. I'm really interested in what the Ed Harris character is looking for, and there's some big questions about the big picture. And that's on top of what's going to happen with the hosts
Spoiler for Hiden:
who will clearly wind up killing some people before long.

And yup, this is clearly an HBO show. Was kind of shocked when
Spoiler for Hiden:
the robber got his face blown out.
8  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mafia 3 Confirmed - More info @ Gamescom - Trailer Added on: October 13, 2016, 04:13:17 AM
Been playing a few hours on Xbox. The story and characters are super good so far. So far I still think it is falling into the Mafia trap of not using the open world well. There are lots of buildings to go into, but just picking up cash, electronics and collectibles gets old very fast. I'm hoping that more interaction is coming (I know the guide shows races, so that is probably going to be there but not exactly what I had in mind).

I should mention that the disc version comes with a big beautiful map, which is a rarity outside of GTA these days.
9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4] Shadwen - stealth action from Frozenbyte on: August 10, 2016, 04:59:44 PM
I saw this - I still need to go back and finish the original game, I think I was about 75% through.
10  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Is Gamingtrend dying, or we are all just on a break? on: July 24, 2016, 12:21:34 AM

Quote from: TiLT on July 13, 2016, 04:48:12 AM

GamingTrend got blocked at work for me. That put a damper on things.

I bet if it was still called Console Gold that wouldn't have happened, but no, no one ever listens to me.

 icon_razz

11  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Never EVER give 110% .... on: July 17, 2016, 10:48:34 AM
Ow ow ow. Hope your recovery goes well.
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (7/12/16) on: July 12, 2016, 12:53:17 AM
I think I will grab Song of the Deep.
13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Volition - Agents of Mayhem on: June 07, 2016, 09:06:23 PM
This is actually in the Saint's Row universe, so that makes it more intriguing for me. I got really into Saint's Row for the first time last year.
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/7/16) on: June 07, 2016, 09:04:02 PM
I bought Odin Sphere and Ghost, the new game from the UnEpic devs on PC.

I'm sure I will get Mirror's Edge eventually, but I played a bit on EA Access, and given the reviews and what it is, I don't mind waiting for a price drop. I'd like to get Steamworld Heist and maybe the Kirby game both on handhelds.
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What am I buying this week? on: May 31, 2016, 02:29:33 PM
I don't know!
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (5/24/16) on: May 27, 2016, 05:02:31 AM
Cheers, luv! I didn't buy anything!
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DOOM on: May 20, 2016, 09:14:35 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on May 20, 2016, 07:06:36 PM

Quote from: Teggy on May 20, 2016, 03:27:28 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on May 20, 2016, 01:39:25 PM

I can't get enough of this game. The combat is fast and fun. The levels get huge and there's tons of nooks and crannies for the OCD explorer! 

Have you not finished Uncharted yet? What's going on?!

That's the insanity of it, I am playing DOOM instead?!!?  I can't stop!

This is a dark, dark day.
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DOOM on: May 20, 2016, 03:27:28 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on May 20, 2016, 01:39:25 PM

I can't get enough of this game. The combat is fast and fun. The levels get huge and there's tons of nooks and crannies for the OCD explorer! 

Have you not finished Uncharted yet? What's going on?!
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DOOM on: May 19, 2016, 07:13:57 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on May 15, 2016, 05:25:56 PM

[sigh] Just decided to dial it back to "I'm too young to die" for now, we'll see if I can eventually get my doom-legs back under me.  disgust

Hey, I've been thinking "Hurt Me Plenty" was feeling too easy.  Maybe I do have some skillzzzzz after all slywink

I wish they would add SLI support already.
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Uncharted 4 on: May 16, 2016, 06:16:59 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 16, 2016, 06:13:35 PM

Quote from: Teggy on May 16, 2016, 06:02:15 PM

I think they put an extra dose of Nathan Fillion in the new model. They should just let him do a movie already. It would have to be an older Drake, but it would still be good.

And now that Castle is over, he's available again.

Unfortunately, I don't know if Hollywood sees him as a bankable star.



It's a video game movie, when do they ever worry about them being good or successful slywink
21  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie]Captain America 3 on: May 16, 2016, 06:09:22 PM
Saw it yesterday and thought it was great. I am really curious though

Spoiler for Hiden:
what sequence of events will allow them to get off the hook for breaking out of the raft. I guess saving the universe from Thanos might rate a pardon.
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Uncharted 4 on: May 16, 2016, 06:02:15 PM
I think they put an extra dose of Nathan Fillion in the new model. They should just let him do a movie already. It would have to be an older Drake, but it would still be good.
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Uncharted 4 on: May 16, 2016, 05:26:13 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on May 16, 2016, 04:40:53 PM

Quote from: Teggy on May 16, 2016, 03:25:50 PM

I finished the game up, just shy of 17 hours but only 52 treasures, and that was with scouring the areas pretty well. I doubt I will do a platinum try especially since there are those 70% accuracy and 6 hour speed run trophies.

As of right now cheats don't seem to impact trophies, so it's not as hard as it might seem. So you can turn on slow motion aiming, and infinite RPGs. The only thing I'm fairly certain you can't use is the autoaim stuff.

Interesting, although I guess I'm also not feeling the need to run through the game again right now. While with Uncharted 2 I immediately ran through the game again on hard and then crushing, this game felt more like an experience that was more than the sum of its parts where I don't feel the need to go back through so soon skipping all the cutscenes. In Uncharted 2 each encounter for the most part had a puzzle-like solution where you could stealth kill almost all of the enemies and the kill the last remaining one. U4 was a lot more open and allowed for a number of different routes to bypass all the soldiers, so it was rare that I thought to myself "I could have done that better."  Now by not mowing down guys I probably missed a lot of treasures, so there's the option of doing a "kill everything" run for that purpose. But I've got Doom now and it's super fun in a totally different way.
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Uncharted 4 on: May 16, 2016, 03:25:50 PM
I finished the game up, just shy of 17 hours but only 52 treasures, and that was with scouring the areas pretty well. I doubt I will do a platinum try especially since there are those 70% accuracy and 6 hour speed run trophies.

Overall I really liked the game a lot, and the encounters really brought those Uncharted 2 feelings back. You could see how The Last of Us influenced this game in the longer cutscenes and focus on the relationships. I think the game is going to get a lot of criticism for lack of action, and while I do think it could have used a few more free form stealth encounters, I don't see that as a big flaw. Not every game has to be the same, and they really nailed the interactive adventure movie feeling. The writing, story and performances were all excellent and I felt like I was experiencing something pretty special as far as what has been achieved through a video game.

I can't say enough for the chemistry between Emily Rose and Nolan North. They have been great in all of the games and all of their interactions were a joy to watch. Even little comments they make to each other when walking in the environment are sold perfectly.

I don't know exactly where this will end up on my list at the end of the year, but it is a really fine end to the Uncharted series and gives longtime fans a great sense of closure.

Spoiler for Hiden:
until Uncharted 5: Cassie's Big Adventure

If you are open to games that spend a bit more time on storytelling, I'd highly recommend it.
25  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My amateur fighting career on: May 11, 2016, 04:01:44 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on May 11, 2016, 12:10:12 PM

I broke my toe early April, just 3 weeks before the fight.  It was our last hard sparring session and my partner and I got hurt from our very last exchange. I kicked his ribs and broke a few while simultaneously breaking my big fat toe

Lol, well that was just a disaster all around.
26  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My amateur fighting career on: May 11, 2016, 03:38:31 AM

Quote from: USMC Kato on April 30, 2016, 02:51:48 AM

Had to cancel last weekends tournament fights in Arizona due to me breaking my big fat toe on my left foot 3 weeks earlier.  I don't have another fight lined up until June or July so I'm just taking it easy smile

https://vimeo.com/164793345

How did you break the toe (I was assuming from the date on the video this is not when it happened)?
27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Uncharted 4 on: May 11, 2016, 12:59:25 AM
UPS botched delivery of my Uncharted. Heads will roll.
28  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (5/10/16) on: May 09, 2016, 05:25:59 AM
I'll be buying 2016's Game of the Year.

Oh, and how could you possibly have left out the succinctly named MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies for the Vita?
29  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Uncharted 4 on: May 05, 2016, 04:36:56 PM
So many good scores coming in, my expectations are getting too high.
30  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.
31  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.
32  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.
33  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?
34  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?
35  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.
36  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.

37  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.
38  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?
39  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.
40  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.
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