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121  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: February 26, 2014, 08:28:44 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on February 26, 2014, 07:47:12 PM

I could say the same about all those indie games just listed on PSN - most of those have been on PC forever. However I constantly see those as being held up as examples of PS4 "exclusives." Guess that Sony PR works pretty well too.

When the question that starts the discussion specifically mentions Titanfall as an Xbox One exclusive, precedent has been set and the replies should be expected to follow the same criteria.
122  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/PS4/360/PS3] Thief on: February 26, 2014, 02:47:15 PM
Thank you for the informative answers everyone! Razgon's extensive answer, as well as wonderpug's useful infographic, cemented the deal. I now know that I'm going to buy the game on
123  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/PS4/360/PS3] Thief on: February 26, 2014, 01:23:08 PM

Quote from: TiLT on February 24, 2014, 07:12:23 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on February 24, 2014, 06:03:41 PM

Our review is on the front page.   smile

http://gamingtrend.com/reviews/welcome-back-taffer-we-review-thief/

In short, play it like a Thief game and you'll enjoy it.  Play it like a shooter and a.) you are an idiot and b.) you aren't going to enjoy it.    Almost every negative review I read prefaced their opinion with "I'm more of a first person shooter guy" or "I've played all of the Call of Duty games" (well good for you, junior).   I also get the feeling that some of these guys didn't play past the first two levels. 

Some reviews have talked about a pretty shoddy framerate on both the PS4 and Xbox One version. You mention one such instance, but was it smooth otherwise, in your experience (seeing as you reviewed the PS4 version)?

OK, this is getting kind of strange. The question I asked has also been asked by plenty other people in other places I've come across, but every time the person capable of answering the question simply disappears from the conversation.  saywhat

Has anyone here actually played the game on the PS4? How is the performance? I've got a monster PC, but would like to play Thief on the PS4 unless the performance is truly problematic. I would really like to know a little bit more about this.
124  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Uganda president set to sign anti-gay bill into law on: February 25, 2014, 09:11:09 PM
I know that at least Denmark and Norway have already cut some economic aid to the country, and we are threatening to cut more, instead channeling the money to local Ugandan organizations working for democracy and human rights. No ruler can keep power without money, as this guy might soon discover.
125  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/PS3] Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 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.
126  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/PS4/360/PS3] Thief on: February 25, 2014, 08:58:32 PM
According to those I've heard from who've played the game for a bit, Focus makes the game way too easy and is better left off for gaming veterans. The game is supposed to be more enjoyable without it, no matter how it's explained in the game.
127  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/PS4/360/PS3] Thief on: February 25, 2014, 07:05:33 PM
Anyone here who gets this game should play it on the highest difficulty level, preferably with a few custom modifiers as well. It's likely that some of the game's biggest detractors played it on Normal or lower, which is quite common among reviewers who have a deadline to reach. The thing is, this game changes quite a bit between difficulty levels, and is supposed to be quite satisfying once you start turning off stuff like Focus and improve the AI levels to their maximum levels. Turn up the difficulty, and you have to play it in the way you did the old games.

I think I'm going to try and stack up difficulty options until I get enough for the 700 points achievement. That should be an interesting (and very Thief-like) challenge. smile
128  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2890 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: February 25, 2014, 07:01:29 PM
Guys, why are you talking as if the PS4 sold poorly in Japan these last few days? It sold out all available stock (AFAIK), and did almost as well as the Wii did when it was released. It's unreasonable to compare to the anomaly that was the PS2. Those were different times and a different market, particularly in Japan.

While it may not have been unexpected, the PS4 did tremendously well at the Japanese launch.
129  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3]South Park:The Stick of Truth on: February 25, 2014, 06:03:52 PM
It's now been pretty much confirmed that the PC version is not censored. Only the console version is, and only the physical ones at that.

It's pretty obvious that this is all because of Germany, and that Ubisoft and its distributors didn't want to deal with the added cost of making two versions of the retail discs for Europe. I just wish Germany's backwards censorship laws would stop affecting the rest of Europe.
130  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Uganda president set to sign anti-gay bill into law on: February 25, 2014, 02:39:46 PM

Quote from: Rip on February 25, 2014, 02:31:40 PM

Damn perhaps I have some repressed homosexuality I have blocked out.    retard

No, just bad fashion sense. Tongue
131  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3]South Park:The Stick of Truth on: February 25, 2014, 02:31:10 PM
According to the discussion about this at NeoGAF, people analyzed the Steam logs and discovered that it's only Germany in Europe that will get the censored version, at least when it comes to PC. They might not be able to differentiate that much for the console releases. For me, who bought it in Norway through Steam, I should probably get the full, uncensored version. The game won't be complete without a few abortions and forceful anal invasions.
132  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/PS4/360/PS3] Thief on: February 24, 2014, 07:12:23 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on February 24, 2014, 06:03:41 PM

Our review is on the front page.   smile

http://gamingtrend.com/reviews/welcome-back-taffer-we-review-thief/

In short, play it like a Thief game and you'll enjoy it.  Play it like a shooter and a.) you are an idiot and b.) you aren't going to enjoy it.    Almost every negative review I read prefaced their opinion with "I'm more of a first person shooter guy" or "I've played all of the Call of Duty games" (well good for you, junior).   I also get the feeling that some of these guys didn't play past the first two levels. 

Some reviews have talked about a pretty shoddy framerate on both the PS4 and Xbox One version. You mention one such instance, but was it smooth otherwise, in your experience (seeing as you reviewed the PS4 version)?
133  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/PS4/360/PS3] Thief on: February 24, 2014, 02:48:55 PM
Pretty much all the reviews are up now, since the embargo is over. From the summary thread at NeoGAF: (keeps getting updated, so this is just a snapshot)

 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
 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]

 Kotaku - NO
 Rockpapershotgun - no score review

My impression of all the reviews and impressions is that this is a pretty flawed game, but that it can be enjoyable.
134  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Arizona passes controversial anti-gay bill on: February 24, 2014, 07:36:59 AM
I've said it before and I know I'll say it again, but the US needs to get its religious fundamentalism under control. Sure, this will get tossed away eventually, like it always does, but it should never even have gotten to this stage. When comparisons to countries like Iran start becoming apt, something is very wrong.
135  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (02/24) on: February 24, 2014, 07:28:12 AM
Oh yeah, forgot about Shadowrun. I'm getting that as a backer of the Kickstarter, of course. How the hell am I going to have the time to play all these games?
136  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (02/24) on: February 24, 2014, 06:59:21 AM
It's highly likely that I'll get Thief for the PS4 and Castlevania for the PC. I didn't know Professor Layton was coming out this week, so I might just get that too.
137  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3]South Park:The Stick of Truth on: February 23, 2014, 04:52:43 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on February 23, 2014, 02:54:27 PM

So... would someone who's not steeped in the South Park lore still enjoy the game?

Probably, but a whole bunch of references would fly over your head, all the time. Still, it's not hard to catch up when (almost) every episode is freely available online. smile
138  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NBC]Heroes Reborn on: February 23, 2014, 12:19:00 PM
Heroes was just poorly written overall. This is one of those few TV series I just walked away from after watching two or three seasons (I no longer remember which) and never looked back.
139  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/PS4/360/PS3] Thief on: February 22, 2014, 10:03:09 PM

Quote from: Gratch on February 22, 2014, 09:54:26 PM

Quote from: TiLT on February 22, 2014, 09:44:23 PM

Be prepared for...shoddy physics and bizarre AI.

So, exactly like the first three games then?

Yes, exactly like the first game, which came out 16 years ago.

Seriously, that argument doesn't really hold water here. There's no reason for the AI to be just like it was back in the infancy of modern gaming. Back then it was due to hardware restrictions. There's no excuse for that kind of thing these days.
140  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/PS4/360/PS3] Thief on: February 22, 2014, 09:44:23 PM

Quote from: Destructor on February 22, 2014, 04:44:47 PM

But the last few trailers have shown that this just might be the classic Thief that we're all looking for again.

A gameplay stream from a few days ago shows that it's not. Be prepared for corridor-based level design, shoddy physics and bizarre AI. There might be a good game in there, but it's probably not what we expect.
141  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Goodbye Bioshock. Irrational is shutting down?! on: February 18, 2014, 07:18:21 PM
This is actually good news. He's obviously planning to go the crowdfunding route, probably Kickstarter, which will give him creative freedom and the ability to create far more interesting and unique games.
142  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: February 18, 2014, 05:37:53 PM
Those are actual sales to consumers too, not shipped. Not that it makes much of a difference considering how quickly these things are sold out.
143  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/PS4/360/PS3] Thief on: February 18, 2014, 12:12:09 PM

Quote from: Razgon on February 18, 2014, 12:00:27 PM

Well, I have to take your word for that, but I could have sworn one of the things that was touted early in this generations development 60FPS was a big seller.

Oh it is, it is. It's just that 60 fps is hard to achieve, even on the PS4, without sacrificing something. It depends on the game type too, of course, but the general idea is that the more open and graphically advanced a game is, the less likely it is to hit 60 fps. Developers have to make a choice between framerate and graphical fidelity, particularly for multiplatform titles, and many will choose the latter.
144  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/PS4/360/PS3] Thief on: February 18, 2014, 11:56:08 AM

Quote from: Razgon on February 18, 2014, 10:32:19 AM

Why are games still 30 fps?

Because for all but the most twitch-heavy games, a stable framerate of 30 frames per second is actually quite pleasant and cinematic. It's typically better to have stable 30 fps than unstable 60 fps, not least because of the way in which modern TVs display pictures on the screen (40 fps means that half of the frames are displayed twice in a row, while the remaining half are displayed once each, leading to judder. Someone correct me if I'm wrong) . Based on the specs above, I'm going to guess that the PS4 version is actually capped pretty severely in order to avoid the worst fluctuations.
145  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Norway Attacks on: February 18, 2014, 04:42:09 AM

Quote from: Punisher on February 18, 2014, 12:00:50 AM

You know, prison doesn't sound like much of a deterrent if you have access to stuff like video games...

That's because you don't realize just how much of a punishment losing your freedom is. The guy will live the rest of his life in that one room with restricted access to the rest of the prison, for his own protection. He can't mingle with the rest of the prison population, and he's got nobody to visit him after his mother died recently. His forms of entertainment are outdated and heavily censored. He can only read books, play games, or watch movies that are considered "safe". Violent content is a no-go, so you can exclude 95% of games right there.

His life has become hell. Make no mistake about it. He just lists all the wrong reasons why.

Anyway, just ignore the terrorist. He's made it very clear that he's got delusions about how things work (he's called his prison sentence "torture" on more than one occasion). He's locked away, so there's no reason for us to even think about him. The only ones that should be concerned about his existence are the prison guards and lawyers.
146  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Kingdom Come: Deliverance on: February 17, 2014, 10:29:38 PM
It's now official: The game will be coming out for both Xbox One and PS4 in addition to the PC. Digital copies of the game that you receive through the Kickstarter can be for any of those platforms.
147  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (02/17) on: February 17, 2014, 08:24:39 AM
I'll probably get Rayman Legends on the PS4. I've actually avoided that game until now because I wanted to play it on this system.
148  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Kickstarter hacked on: February 17, 2014, 05:41:46 AM
Your credit card info is safe. Kickstarter doesn't handle that part, instead leaving it to Amazon. Anyone who might have gained access to your account shouldn't be able to pledge for anything. You should be worried about your password though. They used SHA-1 encryption, which I believe was already compromised before this. They changed the encryption type afterwards, so at least things should be better now.
149  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/PS4/360/PS3] Thief on: February 16, 2014, 01:59:09 AM

Quote from: JCC on February 16, 2014, 12:57:44 AM

Was it the whole first mission? I am concerned if missions can be finished in 17 minutes, but don't want to watch it and be spoiled... Hopefully, if it is the whole mission they get longer...

This was clearly a player who knew the map perfectly already, and if you look at the stats at the very end of the video, you'll see that he barely got any treasures or collectibles, and there was lots of room for improvement.

The video was promising, but what I'm really wondering about is what happens when you get spotted. If you can reliably fight your way out of trouble, much of the tension disappears.
150  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2890 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: February 15, 2014, 01:21:33 PM

Quote from: Canuck on February 15, 2014, 12:41:06 PM

Tilt, stop being such an Xbox One apologist.
*edit* Oops I guess I should have quoted his post. I thought I was on the last page. Now I just look silly.

Tongue
151  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/PS4/360/PS3] Thief on: February 14, 2014, 10:16:27 PM
Deus Ex: Human Revolution was praised despite moving away from the original in key areas, so don't be too sure. If the new Thief can interpret the originals well, it'll be able to stand on its own. If it interprets the originals in a shitty way, which is what many things have indicated so far, then it'll be treated the way it deserves by the press.
152  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: RAGE (id Software) on: February 14, 2014, 07:59:35 PM
What difference does it make for this game if the NPCs use trigger locations for their AI? These seem to be set up in every place where it would matter, so what do we gain by pointing out this little technical tidbit? Of course it uses trigger points. The enemies still behaved in ways you don't see in other games, and there was no predictability to it.
153  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2890 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: February 14, 2014, 01:55:51 PM
That's actually a pretty bad comparison picture, and presented in an unfair way to the Xbox One. Sure, if you're sending everything through the eSRAM buffer it'll end up like that, but that's not what developers do. The water analogy just doesn't work, even if you try to tweak it.
154  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2890 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: February 14, 2014, 01:25:04 PM

Quote from: Turtle on February 14, 2014, 12:18:16 PM

Admittedly, the eSRAM is actually a bit faster than GDDR5 (or am I wrong about this)

Nope, you're right. The eSRAM is faster. The problem is only the size of the available buffer. Had it been 64 MB instead of 32, we wouldn't really be seeing these problems. It would still be harder to develop for, but there would be less need for workarounds. Even that would have been a restriction though, particularly as this generation matures. If a game is developed in such a way that it would never even need anything above 32 MB video RAM (which is extremely unrealistic for anything but the simplest of indie games), the Xbox One would perform better than the PS4, at least in terms of memory speed. There's also the GPU to consider, where there's a difference as well. I think the PS4 used to be 40% faster at some point, but the Xbox One has received at least one considerable boost since then. I've lost track of the current difference. Anyone more up to date than me on this?
155  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: RAGE (id Software) on: February 14, 2014, 11:00:07 AM

Quote from: Turtle on February 14, 2014, 09:38:26 AM

Actually, there are many shooters that do this now. Even Borderlands 2 did dodges, and enemies in shooters have been using cover for a long time.

I'm not talking about use of cover. I'm talking about stuff like bouncing off walls and furniture to gain speed and unpredictability, rolling under things, swinging from ceilings, and so on. You don't see that outside of scripted sequences in other games.
156  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: RAGE (id Software) on: February 14, 2014, 05:40:32 AM
It was never bad. It was a very competent shooter, with its major drawbacks being that it was developed by id Software (creating huge expectations) and that it didn't feel very inspired. For those who like shooters, Rage should be a must-play. There's no other shooter out there, that I'm aware of, where you have to contend with enemies that dodge and weave, jump and roll, and use terrain for all it's worth.
157  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] [Kickstarter] Darkest Dungeon on: February 13, 2014, 09:13:22 PM
After a good first day, progress has since slowed down slightly. Even so, they just unlocked another stretch goal. So far the following goals have been unlocked:

- Additional playable character class: The Houndmaster.
- Brigands! Wandering mini-bosses with special rewards.
- Multiple random boss variants in each dungeon.
- Additional town activities for your hero & new shops.

Next one up in another $20k or so, which will add two more character classes. That'll bring us up to over 15 classes, I believe.
158  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: KC - Deliverance (PC) on: February 13, 2014, 06:56:44 PM
There's already a thread about it here. smile
159  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Star Wars Rebels on: February 13, 2014, 05:52:35 PM
I wonder if this Netflix deal covers the Nordic markets? One of the reasons I've stopped watching my Clone Wars Blu-rays is because I keep forgetting which episode I watched last, making it hard to pick up again.
160  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Star Wars Rebels on: February 13, 2014, 03:13:36 PM

Quote from: The Grue on February 13, 2014, 02:55:10 PM

Quote from: Kagath on February 13, 2014, 05:14:44 AM

Man, Freddie Prince Jr is looking old.

I'm starting to get tired of Jedi. Need more Han, Lando, and Dash Rendar kinds of characters.

Well, this is Hans and Luke wrapped up into one, it looks like.  I'd have been fine with him just being a fringer, but Jedi sell, so I guess they had to go this way.

Hansicon_lol
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