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121  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So, I've been in the hostpital - A warning on: February 26, 2014, 04:33:25 PM
I never know if things that happen to me are just normal or the sign of something else.  This past weekend, I had some Chinese food (and way more if it than a man should eat) and all weekend until Sunday, I was so thirsty.  I kept drinking tons of water and my lips always felt dry and couldn't quench my thirst.  Peed a ton, but I drink water as my only drink (oh and OJ in the morning) and if I drink a ton of it, I have to pee a whole ton.  When I went for my regular Sunday 8-mile run, the next day I was very sore, I think from just not having fluids where I needed to be.  All is fine now.  I do get cramps in my left calf from time to time, but I don't get them as often as I used to (maybe once or twice a month now) and I always just chalk it up to the fact that I run a great deal and exercise in some for every day.

It did make me swear off Asian food (which is my favorite) as it seems like lately if I eat a bunch of it, I'm just stupid thirsty the next day.
122  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Bravely Default coming to North America on: February 26, 2014, 04:09:21 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on February 26, 2014, 02:55:28 PM


Wow, you had a Level 10 Nemesis?  I've never seen one in my village below Level 50, and most are 99.


Yeah, they both came from Square Enix.  I've got lots of high level ones as well.  Not sure what determined how they come and go.  Also, not sure what the level really means as I think I'm in my 40s on level and that level 20 one was weird.
123  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: February 26, 2014, 04:06:40 PM

Quote from: msduncan on February 26, 2014, 04:01:34 PM


When do the PS4 exclusives start rolling out?   I really want to spend more time with the system, but so far the exclusives have mostly been over in Xbox One's corner for me (Ryse, Titanfall, Dead Rising).

Infamous out on March 21.

Also, Killzone and Knack have been out (and I like both).
124  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] The Swapper on: February 26, 2014, 02:36:32 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on February 26, 2014, 02:13:33 PM

Coming to PS4, PS3, Vita with cross buy in May.  http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2014/02/26/clone-swapper-ps3-ps4-ps-vita/

Hopefully it gets a bit more attention than it did on PC.

Nice!  Will double dip on my Vita.  Really loved the game on PC and would love a portable version.
125  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Bravely Default coming to North America on: February 26, 2014, 02:35:38 PM

Quote from: Gratch on February 26, 2014, 02:45:31 AM

Quote from: Roguetad on February 26, 2014, 01:28:39 AM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on February 26, 2014, 12:29:39 AM

So... what's the deal with the Nemeses? I've got the full complement of 7 sitting in the village, from level 70 to 99. Do I just leave them alone until the party levels up to something in that range? For grins, I tried to 'Fight' one of them and it was a one-shot party wipe. Youch.
My Norende is filled with them.  The only impact they have is that my villagers appear to be in a constant state of panic running and screaming everywhere.  That's what they get for moving into a village located next to a sink hole to hell.

 icon_lol  I tried fighting one early on and got my ass whooped, haven't bothered with them since.  I think they give a good chunk of XP, but that seems to be the only benefit.

I killed a level 10 one no issues, but tried a level 20 one and couldn't figure out how to damage the thing. 
126  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/PS4/360/PS3] Thief on: February 26, 2014, 02:34:30 PM

Quote from: Razgon on February 26, 2014, 02:04:52 PM

Yeah, I have some info on that. Its actually

A secret?
127  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/PS3] Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 on: February 25, 2014, 10:00:24 PM

Quote from: TiLT on February 25, 2014, 09:01:19 PM

This game has been getting mostly mediocre reviews, but I decided to pick it up anyway. I'm too invested in the story. Supposedly the game really picks up steam in the second half, but it's been awesome so far, about two hours in. Lots of variety in locales and enemies already, and the game keeps tossing new skills and weapons your way, at least in this early stage.

Will be interested to see your opinion.  The first game was a lot of fun and the impressions I keep reading are that that game is better than this one.  I'm going to hold off until I get some opinions of people I see on this forum.
128  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Bravely Default coming to North America on: February 25, 2014, 04:03:07 PM
Tried fighting him again last night and got past him no issue.
129  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Xbox One] Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare on: February 25, 2014, 04:01:12 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on February 25, 2014, 03:40:30 PM

Local co-op is apparently stripped down
http://www.destructoid.com/review-plants-vs-zombies-garden-warfare-270427.phtml

Quote
Sadly, split-screen is limited to a pared-down Garden Ops mode that's only playable offline, and player two can't earn coins or achievements. While it is nice that some sort of concession was made to even allow split-screen in the first place, it's a shame that the second player can't earn their own rewards or play online in general. With those options, Warfare would be a force to be reckoned with in terms of local play.

Also I think it's super dumb that EA went exclusive (timed at least) with this so close to Titanfall.  They could have done well on PS4/PS3 and not had to worry about eating their own sales with Titanfall.

Oh, well actually that seems actually what I wanted.  I hadn't read up on it and just made assumptions about how split-screen would (should) work.  If it's offline only for that, then this would be perfect for us to just play together and not have to worry about the typical downsides of playing online.
130  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2890 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: February 25, 2014, 03:49:34 PM

Quote from: Glycerine on February 25, 2014, 02:08:20 PM

Quote from: The Grue on February 25, 2014, 02:00:05 PM

Quote from: Glycerine on February 25, 2014, 11:33:01 AM

Interesting point about Nintendo needing to innovate more.  I was just thinking, when was the last totally original IP they came up with?

Wii Music.

Yep, that sounds about right.  smile

Yeah, I guess if you don't count Nintendoland, which are minigames with old IP themes, that's probably true.  Wii Party might be another one as well.  Again, more minigames.  Other than that type of game, though, Wii Music would have to be it.
131  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Xbox One] Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare on: February 25, 2014, 03:34:04 PM
My problem is that Titanfall is coming out and once that happens, I imagine this game will be mostly dead.  Part of me wants to get it since it has local co-op and I have a way to play with my daughter that isn't military dudes shooting people up, but I just imagine that finding matches will be much harder come March 11.  She loves PvZ, so it really would be perfect, but not sure about paying full price for a few weeks of fun.  I wish you could do matches against just the AI and with two other bots.  I'd probably be more likely to get it just to work her into this type of game and it would also alleviate the need to have others to play with.
132  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2890 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: February 25, 2014, 02:00:05 PM

Quote from: Glycerine on February 25, 2014, 11:33:01 AM

Interesting point about Nintendo needing to innovate more.  I was just thinking, when was the last totally original IP they came up with?

Wii Music.
133  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2890 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: February 25, 2014, 03:21:21 AM
I think if Nintendo went to an all-software company, they might be able to get away with trying to make some new IP, but the only way they're going to move systems is to have Mario, Zelda, DK, Metroid, etc.  Even that isn't working for them so much anymore.
134  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Bravely Default coming to North America on: February 24, 2014, 08:12:37 PM
I don't think this golem counts as a boss.  He's just a big dude on the overworld that you have to fight to get to the first city.  Honestly, I only tried fighting him once.  Could be that I could do better a second time, but the random mobs I had to fight on the way were tougher, so I do think I need to level a little.  It also doesn't help that I switched some guys to some new first jobs.
135  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Bravely Default coming to North America on: February 24, 2014, 06:33:16 PM

Quote from: Roguetad on February 24, 2014, 05:41:24 PM


I don't remember that fight, I must not be there yet.  I think I'm near the end of Chapter 4.
It's right at the beginning of Chapter 4, basically.  Big thing on the map on your way to Eternia.
136  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (02/24) on: February 24, 2014, 05:52:51 PM

Quote from: kronovan on February 24, 2014, 05:31:25 PM

Shadowrun Dragonfall and I'll be waiting for reviews and impressions for Thief, so possibly it too.

Reviews are out:

Machinima - 8.5/10
Canadian Online Gamers - 8.1/10
Game Informer - 8/10
Gamereactor Sweden - 8/10
Joystiq - 8/10 [4/5 stars]

PC Gamer - 7.9/10
Gamepro Germany - 7.8/10
4Gamers - 7.7/10
Destructoid - 7.5/10
Gametrailers - 7.5/10
Playstation Universe - 7.5/10
SlasherJPC video review - 7.5/10
EDGE - 7/10
Gamesbeat - 7/10
Gamesradar - 7/10 [3.5/5 stars]
OPM UK - 7/10
Play - 7/10
Videogamer - 7/10 [trololol]
XONE Magazine - 7/10

Lazygamer - 6.9/10
IGN - 6.8/10
Gamesided - 6.5/10
NowGamer - 6.5/10
Eurogamer - 6/10
Gamespot - 6/10
GamesTM - 6/10
Polygon - 6/10
Rev3games/Sessler video review - 6/10 [3/5 stars]
Rocket Chainsaw video review - 6/10 [3/5 stars]
US Gamer - 6/10 [3/5 stars]

Metro - 5/10


Kotaku - NO
137  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Bravely Default coming to North America on: February 24, 2014, 03:35:54 PM
Heh...got to the ice golem and he wasted me (well, not wasted I guess....I stayed alive for quite a few rounds, but couldn't get him killed).  The mobs leading up to it should have been a hint.  Might need to do some grinding to get stronger before moving on with Chapter 4.
138  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (02/24) on: February 24, 2014, 03:34:04 PM
Games I am interested in:

PS3:
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2

PS4:
Thief


Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare


3DS:
Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy

PC:
Shadowrun: Dragonfall




Not exactly sure yet what I will be getting.  Layton is a definite, but the others are up in the air.
139  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Bravely Default coming to North America on: February 23, 2014, 05:40:51 PM
Had my first real challenge with the boss on
Spoiler for Hiden:
Grandship
 At first I just kept trying to pour on the damage, but he did so much himself, that I had to tone things back and manage heals and Phoenix Downs.  Managed to get him the 4th or 5th time, which was the first time I decided to change my strategy.
140  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2014 Offseason on: February 22, 2014, 02:51:59 PM

Quote from: naednek on February 22, 2014, 03:15:44 AM

I really don't see why they would even entertain this.  49ers would be stupid to let him go, and Harbaugh would be stupid to leave a team that is arguably the top 3 teams in the NFL.

I'm all for incentive based contracts. If he reaches the goals laid in place, pay the man.

Wait...you actually LIKE the 49ers?  If I took all your posts on them and looked at them, I would assume you have a deep, burning hatred for them. Tongue
141  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Bravely Default coming to North America on: February 20, 2014, 04:49:32 PM

Quote from: The Grue on February 19, 2014, 04:51:14 PM

I did a 9999 special with my Ranger yesterday and I wish I had recorded it to send out.

I just uploaded a 9999 Special attack from Tiz the Pirate/Ranger.  Enjoy!
142  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Strider returns! on: February 20, 2014, 03:11:25 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on February 20, 2014, 02:50:15 PM

You do gain the ability to go back to other areas, right?  There were spots that I couldn't get to in that first area.

Yes, it's Metroidvania in that respect.
143  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Strider returns! on: February 20, 2014, 02:04:33 AM
I should clarify my earlier statement by saying that this is more of an action/adventure game like the NES Strider, but the events of the game and the story and such are centered around the arcade/Genesis version.
144  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Bravely Default coming to North America on: February 19, 2014, 04:51:14 PM
I did a 9999 special with my Ranger yesterday and I wish I had recorded it to send out.
145  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Bravely Default coming to North America on: February 19, 2014, 04:31:03 PM

Quote from: Lee on February 19, 2014, 04:21:50 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on February 17, 2014, 05:10:55 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on February 17, 2014, 02:54:35 PM

Some folks here are well beyond where others are, especially someone like me with limited play time. I need to get a better handle on the whole job / ability thing before anything you see of mine becomes any kind of 'interesting'.  icon_razz

As far as the ability-link thing, I think I may disable it on all my characters.  For me, it's taking away a good bit of the discovery and feeling of progression to unlock a new job and instantly have all its skills through level 7 unlocked.

I disabled it. It took the fun out of leveling.

For me, I do it as a time saver.  I can get the abilities of the job now and not have to really just go waste time grinding to get them leveled up.  Not all my characters are abilinked, though, because I don't have enough people with higher levels in all my jobs.
146  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Bravely Default coming to North America on: February 19, 2014, 03:04:24 PM
When I unlocked Pirate, I thought, well there is the first job I'm not that interested in.  Then I took a look.  Then I thought about it.  Then I put it on Tiz with Ranger as the second job and took the Knight support ability to two hand an axe.  His physical attack is now way over what it was with Ranger as main.  Plus he doesn't look like a furry.
147  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Strider returns! on: February 19, 2014, 03:02:07 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on February 19, 2014, 06:34:36 AM

Quote from: Caine on February 19, 2014, 06:00:21 AM

anyone get this yet?  after seeing that it's a metroid-vania style game, I am close to pulling the trigger on it. 

Yep got it and it seems more Metroid than old school Strider I agree.

Remember that the NES version of Strider was not like the arcade game.  I think this one is more like that than the arcade.
148  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: February 18, 2014, 11:53:19 PM
Looks like we are not alone, msduncan:

http://kotaku.com/xbox-one-update-gives-some-users-black-screen-error-mi-1525479745

Fix is to power cycle, which is what I did when it happened.
149  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: February 18, 2014, 03:28:55 AM
For me, it's because it would be so cool if it worked great.  It listens to most commands just fine, but I guess whatever low power state it is in makes it seem to not respond very well to XBox On.  It seems like it has been better for my daughter since the update, but worse for me.  If it worked every time, it would totally be better than the controller, but it doesn't.  I've not given up on it yet, though.
150  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: These 12 New Headline Trends Will Astound You! on: February 18, 2014, 01:43:40 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on February 17, 2014, 09:59:57 PM

I've kind of become annoyed that some of our thread titles here have started to take on the same pattern.   disgust

Like this one?
151  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: February 18, 2014, 01:38:49 AM

Quote from: msduncan on February 18, 2014, 12:59:24 AM



I had a glitch in the matrix tonight.   Was playing Ryse and hit the X button and had to run out of the room for 5 mins.   Came back and the TV screen was blank.   I couldn't see anything but black but I could issue my Xbox One commands and hear myself move around the unseen menu.   Nothing worked to get the display back.  I couldn't see TV, rebooting didn't work, etc.  

On a whim I powered off and forced it into low resolution and it came back up in super low rez where I could see.   I then reset my settings to 1080p and all was fine.

Any ideas what this was all about?

This happened to me today.  I launched Dead Rising, got to the main menu, and then went to the Home Screen and it went black.  Could hear the sounds and everything.  Shut it down through voice and it was still blank when it came back on.  Had to hold the power button down to power cycle it and all was well.  This is the glitchiest console I have ever owned.  Later in the day, the satellite box wouldn't put any sound through.  Had to XBox Turn Off/Xbox On to get sound back.

Edit to say that obviously I keep my console set for standby mode.  I think this is the root of the problems, but the thing takes so long on bootup fresh that it saves me on the number of full boots in the end.  When these weird things happen I just power cycle.
152  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Bravely Default coming to North America on: February 17, 2014, 11:56:53 PM

Quote from: Gratch on February 17, 2014, 10:02:54 PM

I also had some jackhole on another board spoiler the final boss, which I'm quite  irritated about.   icon_evil

Yeah, I couldn't believe Cloud Strife was the final boss, either.

For the summon thing, I assume you've refreshed the update?  Not sure how those summons really work.  Might just be a one and done thing.   I know the ones you get randomly each day seem to be.
153  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bands You've Never Seen In Concert But Wish You Could/Had/Will on: February 17, 2014, 10:34:12 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on February 17, 2014, 09:42:48 PM

Beastie Boys - clearly can't happen with the full crew anymore, and I would have preferred to see them 20 years ago
Tom Waits - still a small chance, but he's getting old and his concerts sell out immediately
Tool - never had a chance to get tickets, hopefully after their new album

Beastie Boys would probably be my number one answer as well.  I've seen Tool and they were great.
154  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: on: February 17, 2014, 10:33:30 PM

Quote from: disarm on February 17, 2014, 09:28:21 PM

Guns 'n' Roses...would love to have seen the original lineup in their prime

Saw them on tour with Metallica and Faith No More.  Was pretty awesome, though not technically the original lineup as they already had the new drummer.
155  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (02/17) on: February 17, 2014, 09:27:13 PM
Strider on PS4 and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
156  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [VITA] Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc on: February 16, 2014, 08:04:24 PM
I have this game, but between Bravely Default and my weird addiction to Toukiden, plus the fact that I still need to finish the last Phoenix Wright game on 3DS, I haven't had a chance to get involved.
157  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Review] Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII on: February 16, 2014, 02:35:16 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on February 16, 2014, 02:23:21 AM


True, but in most RPGs you could get there when you get there and that'd be just fine.  Go solving side quests, level up your characters, etc.  Now we are forced to say "Well, I only have an hour so I better run and be past that gate before it closes or I can't access that area.  Oh shit, but that means I can't do this other thing till tomorrow".  It's arbitrary and that's what bugs me.

Funny, because this is actually one of the things I like about this game.  You have to make decisions about what you can do and how much time it will take.  I'm on Day 3 right now and really loving the game.  I haven't had any issues so far remembering where people are, but that was just the first city.  On Day 3, I went to the Wildlands, so we'll see how much more complex things get, but having a schedule is one of the things I adored about Majora's Mask.

I've read complaints from other people that the quests don't have markers (though you can make your own on the map) and yet you get tons of people complaining that games today hold your hand too much.  I'm of the camp that likes to see exploration left up to the player, just like in the old Final Fantasy days.  It's one of the reasons I love the Souls games so much.  I've been enjoying the game a great deal so far.  We'll see how it goes, though.
158  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: February 16, 2014, 01:49:41 AM

Quote from: YellowKing on February 15, 2014, 11:51:34 PM

I'm wondering if they really did sneak in some voice recognition improvements as rumored. My "Xbox On" , which worked maybe 20% of the time before, has worked like a champ since the update.

I felt like it has been better.  It pretty much never listened to my daughter and it seems to respond to her now on all commands, not just turning it on.  That being said, I had some issues with it earlier, but I decided to recalibrate with whatever they might have changed to see if that improves things.
159  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Bravely Default coming to North America on: February 15, 2014, 05:58:22 PM
Oh, I am also kind of sad because I finished all of Norende this morning.
160  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Bravely Default coming to North America on: February 15, 2014, 05:52:53 PM
I wouldn't worry about it too much.  A win is a win.
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