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41  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: December 08, 2014, 03:45:45 AM
Sadly, I bought the collectors edition or whatever, so I've prepaid for the DLC. I have a feeling the story isn't going to suddenly get a lot better.
42  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 14 on: December 08, 2014, 03:44:06 AM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on December 08, 2014, 02:58:30 AM

Quote from: ATB on December 08, 2014, 01:08:03 AM

Dallas 9-4 and on the outside looking in. Man.

I'm pretty sure that they can help their own cause when they play Phillie next week.  If they lose, they don't deserve to be on the inside.

They could still make the wild card with a loss. If they lose to Washington in Week 17, then they don't deserve to be on the inside.
43  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 14 on: December 08, 2014, 01:59:04 AM

Quote from: ATB on December 08, 2014, 01:08:03 AM

Dallas 9-4 and on the outside looking in. Man.

Until next week. I hope.

And the NFC South gets uglier. Either Atlanta or NO is guaranteed a 6th win, but other than that, who knows.
44  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 4 on: December 08, 2014, 01:57:51 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on December 08, 2014, 01:49:59 AM

Quote from: YellowKing on December 08, 2014, 01:39:51 AM

So far so good, I'm really liking it. It's basically just Far Cry 3 - Cry Harder, but I loved FC3 so it's all good.

First thing I did was set myself up for an alternate ending (major spoiler below):

Spoiler for Hiden:
At the beginning of the game, Pagan Min tells you to wait and he'll be right back. If you do wait (approximately 12-15 mins), he comes back, you get on a chopper together. He flies you to a shrine where you place your mother's urn and credits roll. If you just do what you're told, you don't have to deal with all the bullshit of actually playing 30 hours. I laughed out loud.



Is this for real?

Yes, although it reveals a pretty major story spoiler.
45  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Uncharted 4 on: December 07, 2014, 04:17:37 PM
Here's the bit I was remembering. I guess they didn't go into as much detail as I recalled:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=uXvvc5MEqfE#t=90

At the end of the game Sully gives Nate his wedding ring back and he wears it for Elena, implying they are back together. There were probably other references to the ring in the game (Nate thinks he's lost it, I think) but I don't recall exactly where they were.
46  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Uncharted 4 on: December 07, 2014, 04:03:13 PM

Quote from: TiLT on December 07, 2014, 03:32:33 PM

Quote from: naednek on December 07, 2014, 03:14:43 PM

Quote from: TiLT on December 07, 2014, 07:09:07 AM

Quote from: naednek on December 07, 2014, 05:41:11 AM

maybe I forgot the ending of 3, but it looks like Nathan is married.  He's wearing a wedding ring it seems.

He got married between games 2 and 3. Part of the plot of the third game revolves around this topic.

Weird I don't remember anything of it.

I don't think they state it outright, but it's pretty obvious. He isn't wearing the ring during the game, but he both talks about it and carries it with him. At the end, he puts it back on.

I may be remembering the details wrong, but this should be the gist of it.

He definitely has a conversation with Elena in 3 about their separation. It's made pretty clear.
47  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 4 on: December 07, 2014, 12:59:26 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on December 07, 2014, 12:51:29 PM

I'm looking forward to this one. I exchanged my unopened copy of Assassin's Creed: Unity for it last night. I'll pick up Unity again at some point because I have a feeling it will be getting some deep discounts sooner rather than later. I was going to get GTA V, but ultimately needed my Ubisoft climbing towers fix.  icon_biggrin

Joking aside, they towers are pretty good in this. They actually add more quirks to them as the game goes on, making them less boring than the ones in Far Cry 3.
48  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Street Fighter V on: December 07, 2014, 12:44:13 PM
The strange bit about this is that besides RE, isn't Street Fighter the one property that Capcom owns that is a guaranteed seller? Maybe even more so than RE. They keep pumping out RE games, seems it would be a no-brainer to our SFV on as many platforms as possible. They have enough money to put out RE Revelations 2 (on Vita as well), but not a fighter, which must cost a lot less to make than a story-based game?
49  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alien: Isolation announced - kinda looks good? on: December 07, 2014, 12:34:46 PM

Quote from: Ridah on December 07, 2014, 09:58:02 AM

Quote from: Teggy on December 05, 2014, 11:33:46 PM

Quote from: Ridah on December 05, 2014, 10:02:59 PM

Alien is also much better from a technical standpoint. The Evil Within is a mess.

I was speaking only on the topic of scariness/creepiness.

Me too.

Um...you specifically said that you think that Aliens was a better game from a technical standpoint. That has nothing to do with it being scary.

I'm now through chapter 4 I think and the game feels more like a stealth game than a horror game. Maybe it gets scarier later?  I think for me the setting makes it a lot less scary - the ship is very clean. Also, I already know the nature of all the enemies so there's nothing really scary about them other than they can surprise me at times.
50  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: December 07, 2014, 04:03:03 AM
Also note they are doing sales in conjunction with The Game Awards. Got me to pull the trigger on Valiant Hearts, Transistor and The Vanishing of Ethan Carter.
51  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Uncharted 4 on: December 07, 2014, 12:35:21 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on December 06, 2014, 11:28:07 PM

@bruce_straley: Oops! I meant to hit the jump button not the drop-down-&-fall-to-my-death-while-playing-a-live-demo button!! #Uncharted4 #PSX #sigh

Ah, the youtube video I watched was screw-up free.
52  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Uncharted 4 on: December 06, 2014, 10:13:03 PM
Sometimes I really hate Neogaf. The whole thread over there is people arguing about framerate and whether it looks as good as the teaser. Doesn't anyone care about the game anymore?
53  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Uncharted 4 on: December 06, 2014, 07:09:16 PM
Almost didn't watch it so I wasn't spoiled. Want to play this so bad. Love all the new mechanics.
54  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alien: Isolation announced - kinda looks good? on: December 05, 2014, 11:33:46 PM

Quote from: Ridah on December 05, 2014, 10:02:59 PM

Alien is also much better from a technical standpoint. The Evil Within is a mess.

I was speaking only on the topic of scariness/creepiness.
55  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 13 on: December 05, 2014, 09:30:50 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on December 05, 2014, 05:44:18 PM

Teggy, no 8-8 for you!  I did read that Romo has a broken rib in addition to his back issues though.

Other than the defense taking off the 4th quarter they looked a lot better last night. But the Bears are not Philly. Romo neglected to take a pain killer before the Philly game, and combined with the short rest it didn't help. That doesn't excuse the defense in the first half of that game, though. Hopefully with another 10 days rest they'll be in great shape for the game next week. It's pretty much a must-win.

The Philly-Seattle game this week will also have some interesting playoff implications. Guy on ESPN said he thought Arizona won't even make the postseason.
56  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alien: Isolation announced - kinda looks good? on: December 04, 2014, 09:33:24 PM
Oh, one additional thing. IMHO between this and Evil Within I have found Evil Within to be much scarier. Alien is tense, but Evil Within is filled with creepy monsters and blood and all sorts of insanity, and that gets to me wound up a lot more than just fear of the unknown.
57  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alien: Isolation announced - kinda looks good? on: December 04, 2014, 09:26:13 PM
Early game spoilers:
Spoiler for Hiden:
Well, I just finished the chapter where you have to get up the elevator after evading the looters. I think I had to start over a good 10 times just getting out of the main area. Enemies that can see you across the room in the dark and have pinpoint aim? No indication at all of where you're supposed to go? I don't mind limited hand holding, but that was kind of severe for what is really the first encounter in the game. I just picked up the motion tracker, so hopefully it will get a little easier.
58  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alien: Isolation announced - kinda looks good? on: December 04, 2014, 02:31:19 AM
Well I started playing this today for some reason. Maybe I like to poop my pants.

I played up until the intro of the Alien (spoilers! There's an alien in this!) and had a laugh when
Spoiler for Hiden:
I decided I needed to look around the train car before transporting to the next area and the Alien ran in and killed me. And then I got an achievement.
59  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 4 on: December 02, 2014, 05:06:17 AM
One little thing they could have done to make this game better is to cut the number of propaganda posters in half. I know they are optional, but there are bonuses for getting them, and 150 posters is pure busywork that no one should have to do. 50-75 posters with more bonus per poster would have been perfect and would let you better balance moving around the map and doing quests. After getting about half of the posters I'm in danger of getting burned out so I am going to start mainlining the game a bit. I think I'll get all the towers but I'll likely leave some outposts, pois and collectibles. 

The masks are the most well done of the collectibles, where you are not told exactly where they are and they can be in hard to find places. The journals and letters are much fewer in number, so they're not too bad, but could have been done like the masks.

I think the funny thing about the game is that the story missions are some of the least interesting content. I love trying to stealth outposts (or just trampling everyone with an elephant), hunting, saving hostages, disarming the bombs, climbing, etc. I don't want to have all my weapons and abilities taken away to do another drug trip story mission. 

It's a very fun game and I definitely recommend it if you liked Far Cry 3, and if you didn't play FC3, I would just skip it and play this one.
60  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: December 02, 2014, 04:44:29 AM

Quote from: pr0ner on December 02, 2014, 04:40:35 AM

Some hacker group called Lizard Squad (the same one that shut down the PSN earlier this year) DDoSed XBox Live today, claiming it was a taste for what's to come come Christmas.

As in they'll do it again on Xmas or that's just what happens every Xmas because too many people are playing?
61  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Styx: Master of Shadows [PC/PS4/XB1] on: December 01, 2014, 04:52:31 AM
I'm really enjoying the level design in this game. The one thing I'm finding a bit frustrating is that being in shadows doesn't mean you won't be seen. I think the times it has happened I have made some noise, but even the tiniest amount of noise allows you to be seen even if you are totally in the dark. Something I'll just have to keep in mind.

You have to be really careful because the physics on the objects is kind of wonky. I knocked over a broom and startled someone, which I guess makes sense, but I also barely brushed up against a chair and the thing bounced about a foot away and made a ton of noise.
62  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: November 29, 2014, 04:22:07 PM
Just remember, we were all really excited when we saw the Phantom Menace trailer too.
63  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: November 29, 2014, 03:25:04 AM

Quote from: Destructor on November 29, 2014, 03:12:39 AM

Actually, a crossguard on a lightsaber makes complete sense.

Think of swordfighting. Okay, so the two of you clash up with your blades. All one person needs to do is shift their force downward and suddenly their blade is chopping off fingers if there's no crossguard to get into the way.

Frankly it's something that was needed for a while now on a Lightsaber - some kind of protection to the hand wielding the thing.


Yes, but it would probably make more sense to make it out of a cortosis weave.

 ninja

Spoiler for Hiden:
Yeah, I know, not canon.

 
64  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: November 28, 2014, 11:46:38 PM
That's also why head shots do more damage through shields in Halo.
65  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: November 28, 2014, 10:39:12 PM

Quote from: SkyLander on November 28, 2014, 05:37:34 PM

I believe Rebels is canon and there is an episode with the academy for training stormtroopers.

We found a nerd!  slywink

Yeah that light saber looked a little impractical.
66  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: November 28, 2014, 05:30:03 PM

Quote from: TiLT on November 28, 2014, 04:32:29 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on November 28, 2014, 03:44:36 PM

Quote from: TiLT on November 28, 2014, 03:24:53 PM

The trailer is out. Here's a YouTube link.

I'm officially hyped. smile

Well, that Storm Trooper isn't a clone of Jango Fett

Stormtroopers aren't clones in the first place, so that makes sense. The Empire stopped with the cloning business sometime between episode 3 and 4, and instead started recruiting their elite soldiers. Hence "stormtrooper" instead of "clone trooper".

Yeah, I'm going to need a citation for this, and don't say it was in the books because we all know they're not canon biggrin

That certainly was a teaser - not even a frame of Harrison Ford or something?
67  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 13 on: November 28, 2014, 01:59:58 AM
Hadn't looked closely at the standings recently? WTF is going on in the nfc south?  Looks like we'll be having another under .500 playoff team.
68  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 13 on: November 28, 2014, 01:56:55 AM
Awful. Cowboys will be lucky to make the wild card now.
69  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 13 on: November 26, 2014, 10:10:54 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on November 26, 2014, 05:17:38 PM

Why do your parents hate you, Teggy?

I don't know, I've tried my best to be a good son. :'(
70  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 13 on: November 26, 2014, 05:03:02 PM
So nervous about the Dallas game. And as usual when having Thanksgiving at my parents' I will have to record the game and watch it after dinner. Have to remember to turn off ESPN alerts on my phone.
71  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 4 on: November 25, 2014, 04:22:29 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 25, 2014, 03:21:36 PM

Quote from: Teggy on November 25, 2014, 03:57:46 AM


I'd like to know if honey badgers are really that vicious though.


Well, someone had to post it:

Honey Badger Don't Give a Shit

Haha, well I've seen that before. But it doesn't show them tearing humans apart.

BTW if anyone else is playing this on xbone I'll be looking to do the coop achievements after the holiday is over.
72  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 4 on: November 25, 2014, 03:59:59 AM

Quote from: jztemple2 on November 23, 2014, 06:08:10 AM

My GOTY  nod

This has already beat out Door Kickers?
73  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 4 on: November 25, 2014, 03:57:46 AM
I keep running into silly things like a boat that sank on top of the guy with a key so I couldn't continue on my mission and spawning into a race only to get immediately smacked in the face by a van.

But that aside I can't stop playing. It's just fun. I don't think there's a mission type I don't like. I probably won't do much of the races (already got the achievement), but even they're pretty fun, especially when you have to change vehicles part way.

I'd like to know if honey badgers are really that vicious though.
Spoiler for Hiden:
Funny when Ajay laughs when some guy tells him they killed his wife.
It's a little silly that they can take about 20 bullets to the face. And eagles are like the evil cousins of cliff racers from Morrowind.
74  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/25) on: November 24, 2014, 05:14:39 AM
Super Mario Ball? Will have to look that up.

Nothing new, but I'm sure I'll pick up some things in the Steam sale and maybe some online BF deals.
75  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 12 on: November 24, 2014, 04:57:27 AM
Ye of little faith.

A win is a win but the Cowboys will have to play a lot better than that on Thursday.
76  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 4 on: November 23, 2014, 04:17:11 AM
Getting blindsided by a rhino is not fun. Happened to me twice.

Game feels a lot more deadly than FC3. I'm dying a lot - animals, snipers, etc. I like that you have to move bodies and the new climbing. Don't like that I got stuck in a rock and also fell through the world to my death.

77  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 4 on: November 21, 2014, 05:33:09 PM
I am spending all my money on maps so far since you can get a lot of the guns for free. But this means total ADD because of all the icons.

Those freaking fish are ridiculous. Swimming in the beginning is not a good idea.
78  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 4 on: November 21, 2014, 06:45:08 AM
I've only played about 2 hours but wow does this feel like a Far Cry 3 mod so far. I mean, that doesn't mean it's not fun, but it feels a little too familiar.

Frame rate is not so hot on the xbone.
79  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: November 20, 2014, 06:30:11 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on November 20, 2014, 06:17:29 PM


  • Difficulty scaling changed to make 3-player strikes easier
Let the nerfing begin! With the exception of some bullet sponge bosses didn't think they were that hard except for the heroics which should be.
80  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: It's Almost Thanksgiving (USA! USA!), What's your GOTY? on: November 20, 2014, 03:47:07 PM
Weird, for some reason I thought Second Son came out last year. I played that, but it's not my goty. 
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