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121  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Gamepads... for the Mac on: January 26, 2015, 01:24:20 AM
Just as a quick followup, I did have to update my driver for Mavericks:

https://github.com/d235j/360Controller/releases/tag/v0.13.1-unofficial

Works great, rumble and everything.
122  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Leo's fortune on iOS. on: January 24, 2015, 05:26:29 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on January 24, 2015, 03:25:36 PM

I found no fortune!

I have to say when I first heard the name I thought it was going to be some sort of uncharted clone smile
123  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 4 on: January 24, 2015, 01:59:36 AM
I believe you can raise your arena level quickly with the arena app if you have access to an appropriate device.
124  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 4 on: January 24, 2015, 12:20:25 AM
No way, he's great. If you can't laugh at jokes about taking a dump, what can you laugh at?
125  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What to look forward to in 2015 on: January 23, 2015, 11:17:26 PM
There is an Uncharted, a Tomb Raider, a Batman and a Ratchet and Clank all coming out this year. This is like the perfect storm in Teggyland.
126  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Gamepads... for the Mac on: January 17, 2015, 04:01:28 PM

Quote from: Lee on January 17, 2015, 01:32:37 AM

Quote from: Teggy on January 16, 2015, 10:01:01 PM

...Mavericks...

What? Do you like stability and stuff? icon_razz

Lol, there could be news that the new OS wiped your hard drive and I would probably download it. My windows box, on the other hand is still on 7.
127  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Gamepads... for the Mac on: January 16, 2015, 10:01:01 PM

Quote from: hitbyambulance on January 16, 2015, 09:00:33 PM

OS X Mavericks and Yosemite actually ship with DualShock drivers! so yeah, PS3 controller support on Mac is much better than Xbox three-sixty.

http://theultralinx.com/2014/02/connect-playstation-3-controller-mac-os-mavericks.html

Yeah, but the 360 controller is a lot better smile

I'm pretty sure the 360 drivers work for me on Mavericks and I haven't changed anything but I'd have to double check.
128  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Gamepads... for the Mac on: January 16, 2015, 02:59:14 PM
XBOX 360 controller + http://tattiebogle.net/index.php/ProjectRoot/Xbox360Controller

Done.
129  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Styx: Master of Shadows [PC/PS4/XB1] on: January 13, 2015, 08:21:13 PM
Finally got around to finishing this one. This is one of those games that I unfortunately started to like less the more I played it.

The big plus in this game is the level design. The levels are huge and vertical with tons of alternate and hidden paths. Also, what might sometimes seem to be a shortcut might have a challenge of its own, such as needing to tiptoe past some creatures. Overall, extremely impressive and fun to explore.

However, the second half of the game is going back through the same 3 levels, just the opposite direction. While going forward through a level is not necessarily the same as going back due to places you came down but can no longer go up, and the levels are large, it's pretty obvious what's going on.

The big negative in the game is the controls. The issues with dropping to ledges could have easily been fixed with a drop-to-ledge button like every other game has. The jumping is super floaty, but I guess overall I didn't miss too many landings because of that. Not being able to shimmy around corners is just lazy.

Outside of that I think everything comes down to taste. The game is a fantastical world and has invisibility and the ability to create clones to distract, but the stealth mechanics are actually highly realistic:
- Being in the dark does not mean you are totally invisible like Splinter Cell or Thief.
- Making the slightest sound can be heard by someone near enough. Even a muffled kill will be detected, or a short drop to the floor.
- If you are in the light you can be seen by someone who is far away.
- Bodies are easily found if not hidden or dissolved.
- (not realistic, but something that makes it more difficult) In later levels the enemies can not only see you, they can smell you.

Having these features does not make the game inherently good or bad. But it can be good or bad for an individual, depending on what you like. For me, it turns out that cranking up the realism too much makes the game a bit less fun. Dealing with these features means either avoiding stylish stealth kills, one of the best parts of stealth games for me, or being really patient. And being really patient means waiting a long time in one spot for an opening, which can be kind of boring. Some of the optional objectives in each level to get max xp (and unlock all the abilities) is to collect all the coins and to get through without killing anyone. I can't imagine the amount of patience and save abuse one would probably have to go through to get all the coins in particular. But some people are into that, and that is probably a good judge for whether this game is for you or not.

What I didn't know when I started playing this game was that it was a spinoff of Of Orcs And Men, which is a much different type of game. I am giving that game a shot now as the world itself is pretty interesting.
130  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (1/13) on: January 12, 2015, 07:53:01 PM
Phew!  Finally.

Yeah, not buying anything.

There are actually a few Vita games out this week, notably Atelier Ayesha Plus.
131  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What am I buying this week? on: January 12, 2015, 04:34:30 PM
I don't know!
132  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] [Playoffs] Divisional Round on: January 11, 2015, 09:11:30 PM
Ugh. Cowboys should have won this game. Not because of any calls but they failed to come through on some key plays. No one even thought they would make the playoffs this year so I got to enjoy this season regardless.
133  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: January 09, 2015, 09:16:09 PM
This is definitely an odd time to get in in the sense that's it's like getting in on an MMO after the first expansion has dropped - you can now easily obtain gear from the vendors that is better than what you can get from the first raid, so it will probably be harder to find people that want to do that content.

But if you like the shooting there's still fun to be had, especially if you are into the MP which is not subject to the grinding. Just don't go for the story...
134  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Neverending Nightmares on: January 08, 2015, 10:47:28 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on January 08, 2015, 09:04:34 PM

I thought this was going to be a thread about Uncharted getting repeatedly delayed

<rimshot>
135  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Neverending Nightmares on: January 07, 2015, 05:26:12 AM
This might be the scariest game I played this year. WTF, it looks like a cartoon.

136  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] [Playoffs] Divisional Round on: January 06, 2015, 05:57:18 AM
Cowboys 8-0 away, GB 8-0 at home. It's like K.I.T.T and K.A.R.R.
137  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] [Playoffs] Wild Card on: January 05, 2015, 12:49:55 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on January 04, 2015, 09:53:40 PM

Quote from: Teggy on January 04, 2015, 09:45:32 PM

Here we goooooo


Uh oh Teggy

Not sure what you mean slywink

Officiating was very sketchy in this game. Curious to see what they say about that PI call tomorrow. But Cowboys adjusted once they were down 14-7 so I don't feel too bad for the Lions. Plus Dallas got some bad calls against them too. Also wondering if Romo is hurting, he didn't look too hot.

Thank goodness next game is on the road smile. Cowboys haven't won a division playoff game since 1995.
138  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] [Playoffs] Wild Card on: January 04, 2015, 09:45:32 PM
Here we goooooo
139  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Games Finished 2015 Edition on: January 01, 2015, 09:00:20 PM
My "52 games in a year" tracking post

Broken Age (PC) - 1/1
Never Alone (PC) - 1/6
Valiant Hearts (PC) - 1/8
Styx: Master of Shadows (PC) - 1/13
The 39 Steps (MAC) - 1/22
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (Wii U) - 1/24
LIMBO (MAC) - 1/26
Law & Order Legacies (MAC) - 1/27
Hate Plus (MAC) - 1/27
Cinders (MAC) - 1/30
Shank (MAC) - 1/30
Borderlands: The Pre-sequel (PC) - 2/2
Resident Evil 5 Gold (PS3) - 2/5
Kick and Fennick(PSVITA) - 2/10
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky(PSVITA) - 2/17
Gemini Rue(MAC) - 2/18
Nihilumbra(MAC) - 2/19
Evoland(MAC) - 2/20
140  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: December 31, 2014, 03:56:02 AM
What...

http://www.polygon.com/2014/12/29/7460595/watch-the-impossible-as-destiny-player-solos-crotas-end-with-games
141  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 17 on: December 29, 2014, 01:51:14 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on December 29, 2014, 12:36:02 AM

Quote from: Teggy on December 29, 2014, 12:24:16 AM

Well it was a nice dream. Now we wait for the schedule.

You play the lions next weekend

I meant day/time smarty pants.  I need to plan my trip home.
142  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 17 on: December 29, 2014, 12:24:16 AM
Well it was a nice dream. Now we wait for the schedule.
143  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 17 on: December 28, 2014, 10:25:06 PM
Rams better not be trolling me.
144  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 17 on: December 28, 2014, 08:38:13 PM
My wife's family is originally from San Diego so we are watching that game. Chargers look terrible.
145  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSN and Live down on: December 28, 2014, 07:31:50 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on December 28, 2014, 04:35:37 AM

I have been playing destiny on PSN for the last few hours.

Bet you wished PSN was still down. <rimshot>
146  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 17 on: December 28, 2014, 07:29:42 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on December 28, 2014, 07:18:34 PM

Teggy, your cowboys better beat seattle!

I don't think they are scheduled to play Seattle just yet...

Spoiler for Hiden:
But they've done it before and will do it again if needed.
147  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Router Cooling? on: December 26, 2014, 05:57:39 PM
You crazy.
148  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 3 vs Far Cry 4 on: December 26, 2014, 03:25:51 PM
Yeah, Far Cry 4 is basically a better Far Cry 3. I guess some of the FC3 story stuff is kind of dumb, but it didn't keep me from enjoying the game. Although Far Cry 3 at least addresses the fact that the player character shouldn't be able to be Rambo without the help of the tattoos. Far Cry 4 guy just magically becomes special forces.
149  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Year later - PS4 or Xbox One on: December 24, 2014, 04:32:55 PM
I've stated this before, but I was surprised by how much I like the xbone TV features. Combined with the fact that I may be the only one who is not really enamored by the PS4 controller and xbox live is the more preferred social network around here, I lean toward wanting to turn on the xbox if I am going to play a console.

That said, I mostly buy SP multiplatform non-fps titles on the PS4 for better graphics and the exclusive content they tend to have.
150  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (12/23) on: December 24, 2014, 02:12:37 AM

Quote from: Gratch on December 24, 2014, 01:28:23 AM

Just grabbed the new Lara Croft:  Temple of Osiris ($8) and Wolfenstein ($24) off Greenmangaming.   ninja

Watch out for the Grogre!
151  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 17 on: December 24, 2014, 02:11:24 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on December 23, 2014, 10:52:33 PM

Quote from: Teggy on December 23, 2014, 10:28:48 PM

Go Rams and 49ers!

lulz

It could happen...I know I've got Naednek on my side at least.
152  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 17 on: December 23, 2014, 10:28:48 PM
Go Rams and 49ers!
153  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: If It's Okay With TiLT, Name Your 2014 Game(s) of the Year! (and other awards) on: December 23, 2014, 04:28:04 PM

Quote from: ATB on December 23, 2014, 03:56:36 PM

Quote from: Teggy on December 23, 2014, 03:27:05 PM

So what's your game of the year that isn't actually a 2013 game? Tongue

Released on XB1 in 2014!

Yeah, but all the cool kids played it last year.
154  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: If It's Okay With TiLT, Name Your 2014 Game(s) of the Year! (and other awards) on: December 23, 2014, 03:27:05 PM

Quote from: ATB on December 22, 2014, 05:01:47 PM


2014 GOTY: Guacamelee Super Turbo Championship Edition  This game is fun. I'm talking old school, smiling ear to ear, proper level of difficulty, incredible (and simple) art style, great controls, great sense of discovery fun.  I had a blast. Loved it from start to (almost) finish. It's my GOTY.


So what's your game of the year that isn't actually a 2013 game? Tongue

I have a bunch of stuff to finish before I can make my decisions. Although my GOTY probably won't change (Sunset Overdrive).
155  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 16 on: December 22, 2014, 12:19:33 AM

Quote from: Gratch on December 21, 2014, 11:52:15 PM

Cowboys dialing 40 yard TD passes when they're up 35-0.  Looking forward to seeing karma come back and bite them in the ass in the near future.

LOL. T-shirts for everyone!
156  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 16 on: December 21, 2014, 10:06:00 PM
Cowboys looking ok. I'm cautiously optimistic.
157  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 16 on: December 21, 2014, 12:36:33 AM
What a wonderful mess of a game. Hopefully this will give Dallas the extra push to take care of business tomorrow.
158  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 16 on: December 20, 2014, 11:41:59 PM
Looks like Philly has this game well in hand. Guess I should give up and turn the game off.
159  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 16 on: December 20, 2014, 11:01:36 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on December 20, 2014, 10:32:48 PM

That's quite the optimism you have, seeing as Philly is either going to tie or lead in about two minutes.

Not sure where you are seeing optimism in "trying". They're certainly doing a lot better than I expected.
160  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 16 on: December 20, 2014, 10:30:06 PM
Skins trying their best to give me a big Christmas present.
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