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161  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Street Fighter V on: December 06, 2014, 07:18:52 PM
"Playstation 4 will be the only console this game will ever appear on." - From the Playstation Experience show.

Guess that settles that. Co-development then, I suppose?
162  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Uncharted 4 on: December 06, 2014, 06:35:50 PM
Holy shit, that went waaaay beyond what I had hoped we would see. I think the clipping bug just makes the whole thing appear more honest and real, and will probably reduce any skepticism that Naughty Dog can actually pull this off.

I'm curious to see if the game is still running at 60 fps, like it was when it was last shown, and which ND has said is the goal.

The whole thing felt familiar in a good way, but you can also see the improvements they've made, particularly in the now extremely fluid climbing controls. Also, that level looks like it'll be a bitch to beat on Crushing difficulty.
163  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: Telltale and Game of Thrones! on: December 06, 2014, 02:41:58 PM

Quote from: Scraper on December 06, 2014, 02:11:31 PM

Its hard to win with you isn't it Tilt?

Win? I wasn't aware we were having a competition.

I try to conceed a point and still you shit on it. Would it take 2 seconds to program the option in? Hell no, it's a figure of speech.

As I said, it's a pet peeve of mine. Nothing personal. There are way too many people who berate programmers and say those exact words ("it'll only take 2 seconds to implement") and mean them seriously for it to be very funny to me, as a programmer myself. It's next to impossible to separate the ironic from those who are being serious.
164  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Uncharted 4 on: December 06, 2014, 07:00:45 AM
Yeah, they've been talking about this for a while now. We're going to see something from the game, though we don't know what. For all we know, there could be something playable, but I doubt it.
165  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Crew Thread is Broken? on: December 06, 2014, 06:01:23 AM
You need to synchronize with the companion app and uplay, and download the latest patch.
166  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Telltale and Game of Thrones! on: December 05, 2014, 06:12:19 PM

Quote from: Scraper on December 05, 2014, 03:02:20 PM

It would take about 2 seconds to program that option in.

Ugh... I start twitching when I read stuff like that, seeing as it's one of my pet peeves. For your own safety, try to never say that sentence out loud while in the vicinity of a programmer. Fists may start flying in random directions.
167  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: James Bond #24: SPECTRE on: December 05, 2014, 04:54:06 PM

Quote from: Caine on December 05, 2014, 04:41:42 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on December 05, 2014, 02:49:20 PM

Why is this thread titled Bond #27 when everyone else acknowledges this to be Bond #24?
not sure where I got that from...

If you count both previous Casino Royale films, as well as Never Say Never Again, this is number 27. Then again, that would be dumb. Tongue
168  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Street Fighter V on: December 05, 2014, 04:50:54 PM
Apparently the guy (or one of the guys. I dunno) behind Street Fighter mentioned a while back that Capcom wouldn't fund a new Street Fighter game. That might explain the exclusivity, if Sony stepped in to fund the thing. Apart from that, it could also just be based on the Xbox brand being insignificant in Japan, or on the devs wanting this game to have shared multiplayer servers across all platforms, something the Xbox doesn't support.

I really don't think this was Sony paying for exclusivity. For one, Sony can't really afford to do that kind of thing, not to mention they must have seen the faceplant Microsoft got when they announced the Tomb Raider exclusivity deal. If, despite all that, this is paid exclusivity, I'm going to be pissed. I hate that kind of thing.
169  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Telltale and Game of Thrones! on: December 05, 2014, 02:26:29 PM

Quote from: Scraper on December 05, 2014, 02:17:51 PM

I haven't really seen the preview at each commercial thing on American TV so I'm not sure what you mean by that.

It's the kind of thing where they'll say "coming up next" or similar phrases, then show a couple of things to try to hook you into watching until the next commercial. My impression is that it's very common. GameTrailers used to do this kind of thing too with their Bonus Round videos, but they must have gotten complaints, because they've stopped.
170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Street Fighter V on: December 05, 2014, 01:58:25 PM
I'm kind of curious why this is a console exclusive to the PS4, particularly since I can't imagine Sony being able to afford to pay for that.

I suspect it may turn out this game is a F2P game, and that the Xbox store infrastructure still doesn't fully support that kind of thing. I honestly have no idea if it does. But I guess we'll see later today.
171  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Telltale and Game of Thrones! on: December 05, 2014, 01:56:07 PM

Quote from: Scraper on December 05, 2014, 01:47:24 PM

how exactly does a 1 minute preview upset you? Also, I wasn't aware that previews are an American thing.

These two statements are more closely related than you think. Whenever I see regular American TV productions (which isn't often, admittedly), every time they return from a commercial break there's a summary of what's going to be shown in the upcoming 5-10 minutes, just to keep the viewer interested. This ties closely together with the episode previews in TV series and in Telltale games, as neither type of preview is very common outside of the USA, as far as I'm aware. It's a very American phenomenon, and I don't expect an American to understand why it's a problem (not because of any lack of intelligence or imagination, mind you. It's just because it's hard to immediately grasp a perspective that doesn't match what you've grown up with).

Anyway, why would anyone who likes the previews be upset that someone who doesn't like them wants them to be skippable? Does that impact your enjoyment of the game? That was another thing that bothered me when I posted about this thing at Telltale's forum after The Wolf Among Us was released. There were a bunch of people who jumped into the thread to say things like "I like the previews," which for them was apparently reason enough for me to like them too. That is what truly puzzles me. Why can't we have choice in a game series that is entirely built around that concept? Am I the only one to see the irony here?
172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Telltale and Game of Thrones! on: December 04, 2014, 09:28:23 PM
Finished the first episode today, and it was very enjoyable. I kind of saw the ending coming (not the details, but the gist of it), but it was still effective.

I just wish Telltale would stop with their fucking mandatory previews at the end of every episode. It's like they're doing their hardest to piss off non-American players who aren't used to (and don't want) that kind of thing. They're essentially telling us that they're so desperate to show us an ad at the end of the episode we paid for that we're not allowed to skip it in any way. They even put it before your final results and the credits, which means jumping back to the menu isn't an option either. I end up turning off the sound and leaving the room until it's safe to come back, and no game should ever force me to do shit like that. I've complained to them about this before, but they ignore feedback on this issue. Every single time I play one of their games, I enjoy it up until the moment the preview comes up, which results in me feeling mildly angry by the time I turn the game off. That's not something they should encourage.
173  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Terminator: Genesis + a TV series? on: December 04, 2014, 08:07:46 PM
The effects and overall picture quality were poor, and the story risks being cheesy. Still, it can work, with some luck.
174  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Preacher coming to AMC? on: December 04, 2014, 01:06:26 PM
I'm looking forward to seeing the cast.
175  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: What to get for 3DS on: December 04, 2014, 05:23:44 AM

Quote from: Azhag on December 04, 2014, 01:26:25 AM

Does it really matter which you play? Preferred order?

They are heavily story driven (to the point where most of the time playing the games has you merely reading), so they should be played from the first game. The ideal order, if one were to play absolutely every game in the series (including the second Miles Edgeworth game, which hasn't received an English release) is:
1) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
2) Justice For All
3) Trials and Tribulations
4) Apollo Justice
5) Miles Edgeworth Investigations
6) Miles Edgeworth Investigations 2
7) Dual Destinies

The first three are considered to be the "Phoenix Wright trilogy", which is what's getting a remake on the 3DS next week, and those are the most important games to play in the series. They form one complete story arc for the main characters.
176  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 4 on: December 03, 2014, 01:48:04 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on December 03, 2014, 01:12:44 PM

Also, in addition to the focus being on fixing Unity, they also made a point that this next game is one they've been working on for years, for what that's worth.

They said the exact same thing about Unity. Don't let yourself get pulled into the "sorry, we'll get it right next time" messaging that Ubisoft now seems to be taking from EA. EA has been notorious for this, saying "sorry about that last game, but this new one is going to make it all right" for almost every single game they've published over the last few years. But people keep thinking that this time it's going to be true, and it buys EA temporary goodwill. Apologies only mean something once they've proven that they can actually make it right, not as a way to market their next game in a series.
177  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: What to get for 3DS on: December 03, 2014, 11:25:11 AM
I'll have to repeat myself: Ace Attorney!

People always look at reviews and screenshots of those games and think they're boring, but I haven't heard of a single person who's played them and not loved them.
178  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 4 on: December 03, 2014, 05:28:59 AM
Keep in mind that "leaks" are a deliberate part of Ubisoft's marketing, which is focused on staying in the news constantly in the months leading up to a release.
179  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (12/2) on: December 02, 2014, 07:35:34 PM

Quote from: Destructor on December 02, 2014, 07:32:06 PM

I bought Dragon Age: Inquisition for way too little (yay for making Origin think that I'm in Mexico instead of the US by using a proxy, thus saving $25 on the 'digital collectors edition'), so I'm off playing that. I'd wish they'd patch it though - the 'cinema scenes' look so jumpy and low FPS.

I wouldn't use that trick if I were you. EA is in their full right (morally and legally) to ban you from Origin and your entire game collection there for doing something like that. You'd get banned from Steam for doing the same thing on that store.
180  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: December 02, 2014, 06:54:02 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on December 02, 2014, 06:18:42 PM

Quote from: hepcat on December 02, 2014, 05:28:00 PM

I'm surprised no one linked to this gem yet.

We did!

Hepcat went full meta by re-releasing the link.
181  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 4 on: December 02, 2014, 12:57:43 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on December 02, 2014, 12:42:52 PM

If you can seriously look at the wealth of gameplay and world to explore created for this game and say that Ubisoft has decided to cut corners and save money, you are insane. 

Nope, not insane. I've merely played the Grand Theft Auto games, where such corners aren't cut. Those games have actual content that still satisfies the "checklist gaming itch" you're talking about, content that is both fun and satisfying at the same time. Ubisoft doesn't give a rat's ass about that. They just plop a random, useless collectible somewhere and call it a day.
182  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 4 on: December 02, 2014, 05:31:23 AM
I would rather have seen Ubisoft stop adding collectibles to their games altogether. Collectibles aren't content. Let's not keep fooling ourselves into thinking they are. Collectibles has become Ubisoft's little safety net so that they can save money on actual content creation and keep players busy, but the backside is that anyone who actually tries to get their collectibles is inevitably sick and tired of that game long before they're done. That says a lot in itself.
183  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: NEW 3DS and XL on: December 02, 2014, 05:26:38 AM
I've got a New 3DS XL on its way to me from Hong Kong right now. Should receive it tomorrow. Looking forward to giving it a spin. smile
184  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: December 01, 2014, 09:20:17 PM

Quote from: farley2k on December 01, 2014, 08:32:45 PM

I would say what was worse was the CGI Yoda.  It just looked terrible.

Yoda was not CGI in that movie. It wasn't until Episode 2 that they turned him into CGI, and they later went back and redid his Phantom Menace scenes in CGI too. What you saw in that trailer was a puppet, like in the original trilogy.
185  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3,360,PS4,XB1,PC] Grand Theft Auto V on: December 01, 2014, 08:10:20 PM
No, but I am now that I'm only doing side activities.
186  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (12/2) on: December 01, 2014, 05:24:59 AM
I'm certainly holding the door open for Game of Thrones on PS4, barring poor reviews.
187  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: November 30, 2014, 05:17:46 PM
Yeah, anyone considering this to be a bad teaser surely can't have seen many other teasers before. Teasers are not trailers. They aren't meant to show much.
188  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: November 29, 2014, 08:36:26 AM

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

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.

While there's some merit to what you're describing regardless of situation, lightsabers clashing against each other tend to get stuck, so there's no way they would slide along each other. Look at the original trilogy to see the best examples of what I'm talking about. Sometimes the fighters clearly struggle to separate their lightsabers after a successful parry.

Quote from: Lee on November 29, 2014, 06:26:47 AM

While that's pretty neat, since we know nothing about the characters, it's kind of silly. They could be random characters just setting the mood that something is coming and people (and soccer balls) are fleeing.

Those two have long been rumored to be the two main characters in the new movie, even before this trailer came out. Putting rumors in spoiler tags below. Nothing major, but you might want ot steer clear if you want to go in completely blind.

Spoiler for Hiden:
Rumor has it the stormtrooper guy is Force sensitive (probably why he looks so flustered after that "there has been an awakening, have you felt it?" line), and is most likely the most important character in this movie. This rumor was now reinforced since he's the first character to appear in the trailer. The rumor I read about this a few weeks ago said he was an actual stormtrooper too.

It's also said that the female character is the daughter of Han and Leia.
189  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: November 28, 2014, 11:07:28 PM
The lightsaber is very strange in several ways. Look at the "blade" itself. It's very aggressive and long, much longer than any other lightsaber we've seen. The light almost looks like flames. I'm wondering if maybe this specific lightsaber is ancient technology, from back during the Sith's glory days or something. There's much going on here that we don't fully understand yet, and drawing too many conclusions about the lightsaber might not be wise yet.

Apart from that, I'm kind of fascinated with how that (presumed) Sith is moving. He almost looks like a wild animal at the end, which makes me wonder if he might be some kind of alien race we haven't seen before.

Also, I'm fairly certain that's Benedict Cumberbatch's voice at the beginning of the trailer, even if nobody has announced his involvement in the movie.
190  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: November 28, 2014, 09:49:56 PM

Quote from: Mystic95Z on November 28, 2014, 09:31:19 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

Hyped for the movie yes, but I thought the trailer was quite lacking.

Were you expecting a full-blown trailer? That's not what this is. This is a teaser trailer. As far as teasers go, this was far more exciting and generous in what it showed us than most. I was mostly just expecting some text, a little music from the classic soundtrack, and a glimpse or two of something Star Warsy in the background. This was waaaay better than that.
191  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: November 28, 2014, 09:12:14 PM

Quote from: Teggy on November 28, 2014, 05:30:03 PM

That certainly was a teaser - not even a frame of Harrison Ford or something?

I think that was a brilliant move by them, and part of a very well planned marketing campaign. Right now we've only got the vaguest of hints about plots, and we've only been shown the most important things to recognize this as the Star Wars universe we love the most: X-Wings, TIE Fighters, stormtroopers, lightsabers, and so on. This teaser is meant to reassure us that we're getting a real Star Wars movie, and to build hype.

The next time they release a teaser or a trailer (my money would be on another teaser), they can show something completely different and still have us all go bananas over it. If that teaser shows off even one of the old characters, perhaps with a quick spoken line or two, we're all going to squeal like the fanboys we are and get really excited. They know this. Showing us the good old characters we know and love in this first teaser trailer would have been a waste of that opportunity, as we're more than excited enough without them right now.

One year to go...
192  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3,360,PS4,XB1,PC] Grand Theft Auto V on: November 28, 2014, 07:58:35 PM
Phew, I just finished the story mode again. The last time was on PS3. I had forgotten how incredibly long this game is, but just getting through the main story without any real side activities took me 1 1/2 weeks. Great fun though. smile
193  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed 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".
194  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: November 28, 2014, 03:24:53 PM
The trailer is out. Here's a YouTube link.

I'm officially hyped. smile
195  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: What to get for 3DS on: November 27, 2014, 08:50:29 PM
The Ace Attorney trilogy comes out in December, and I can strongly recommend that, followed by Apollo Justice (regular DS cart) and then Dual Destinies (which was made for the 3DS to begin with). I love this game series. smile
196  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Assassin's Creed Unity on: November 27, 2014, 01:17:46 PM
Assassin's Creed Unity is a good game, it was just released way too early, and with too much obnoxious monetization all over the place.
197  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Assassin's Creed Unity on: November 26, 2014, 09:10:47 PM
The season pass isn't canceled, it's just not for sale and the contents have changed. One piece of DLC has been removed and replaced with a game from a limited (but decent) selection.

Then again, only suckers buy season passes. The publishers just love to lure people in with these things. I'll never buy one.
198  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/25) on: November 24, 2014, 05:31:38 AM
I'm drowning in games already, but I've preordered Little Big Planet 3 (it comes out in Europe this Wednesday), and after that I'm going to buy Far Cry 4, which is probably still a week or two away for me personally.

So no, nothing from this week's American list at least. GTA 5 is dominating my life right now.
199  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3,360,PS4,XB1,PC] Grand Theft Auto V on: November 22, 2014, 10:46:32 PM
Yeah, Ubisoft's games pale dramatically when you've played GTA 5. Where Ubisoft's primary design principle is to litter their games with collectibles to keep you distracted, GTA 5 keeps you distracted with its good design, emergent situations, and large amount of interesting and fun missions. You actually have to go out of your way to even enable any of the collectibles here, and even then they aren't trying to distract you or get in the way of other things, whereas Ubisoft keeps dangling them in front of your face to keep you busy (and to reduce the risk of you trading in the game during the vital first few weeks after release).

It's also amazing how natural GTA 5's world feels. Even Ubisoft's most beautiful games come off as artificial and constructed, while GTA 5 feels like an actual world people could live in. Every single part of the world feels lovingly handcrafted, and there's no sign of copied and pasted content.

I'm growing increasingly tired of games, across all genres, that try to save themselves work by using layers upon layers of collectibles to pretend like they have content, when the actual campaign would otherwise have taken only a couple of hours to complete. GTA 5 is filled to the brim with actual content, and doesn't need to pretend.
200  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicles on: November 22, 2014, 12:11:35 AM

Quote from: ATB on November 21, 2014, 01:56:35 PM

Finished Slow Regard. 2/5.  When is 176 pages too many? When it's 170 of them about an OCD girl rearranging junk in a basement.

To be fair, he did tell you in the foreword that you wouldn't like this book. It's more of an internalized character study than a traditional story. I found it quite fascinating, though not in the normal way I tend to associate with my books. As a companion story, it is interesting in how it gives us some insight into one of the stranger, most mysterious characters in the books.
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