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3761  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dark Souls on: October 27, 2011, 07:35:53 AM

Quote from: Inverarity on October 27, 2011, 07:23:36 AM

Quote from: Roman on October 27, 2011, 03:12:04 AM

Finally beat Queelag tonight!! Now on to Sen's Fortress.
Yes! Someone playing at my pace. Quealag was a royal pain the ass for me, so when I beat her I wanted out of Blighttown as soon as possible. Now I regret that decision because it's annoying to get back to the lower levels of blighttown. If you have any interest in doing the great hollow, and you have the stomach to deal with the curse basilisks, I recommend you head there so you don't have to deal with what I'm dealing with if you want to head back later. Granted, I could probably do Sens now, but I think I need a ranged attack before I venture to far into the fortress. I literally have no attunement slots so I'm going to the hollow to get some souls.

I beat Queelag on my first try.  icon_razz

Anyway, it's not that hard to get back to the bottom of Blighttown since there's a handy shortcut:

Spoiler for Hiden:
You can get there very quickly from the Firelink Shrine. When at the bonfire in the Blighttown swamp, exit the tunnel and head right. You'll want to get onto the water wheel and keep climbing up at every opportunity you get. Once at the very top you should see a chest. Open it and get the key inside, then head in the only way you can go from there. You'll run into some of the ogre-like enemies here. Kill them (or run past) and you'll end up in the Valley of Drakes. Cross the ravine and use your key (or the master key if you have it) to open the door there. Walk through (into New Londo Ruins. Don't cross the bridges unless you know what you're doing!) and head left, and you'll find a tower with an elevator. Ride the elevator and walk along the path you find, and you'll end up at the Firelink Shrine. You can easily take this path back later, which means you only have to deal with a few ogres (which you can still run past) and an insect or two before you're back at the Blighttown bonfire.

Also, don't forget that the poison dart blowers don't respawn, so if any of them are bothering you in Blighttown it's well worth the effort to take them out, even if it kills you in the process. The shortcut takes you very, very close to a small army of them gathered at one specific place, so be careful about wandering around.
3762  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on: October 26, 2011, 01:16:31 PM
There's also the enormous differences between even non-magical weapons. For example: A halberd attacks in a very different way than a spear, but if you swing the former in a tight corridor it's just going to bounce harmlessly off the wall.
3763  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: October 25, 2011, 02:29:17 PM

Quote from: The Grue on October 25, 2011, 02:19:45 PM

because I loved Read Dead Redemption

That's funny since it's a game where you play a criminal from a gang. slywink
3764  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: October 25, 2011, 01:47:43 PM
Considering the announcement is in the form of a trailer (this is sort of like a pre-announcement), wouldn't it be awesome if the game is pretty much ready to ship and we'll get it before Christmas? Yeah, fat chance I know, but there's always the slight possibility that Rockstar have been able to keep something as huge as that under wraps.
3765  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PS3,360,PS4,XB1,PC] Grand Theft Auto V on: October 25, 2011, 11:36:21 AM
Oh yeah! It's been announced! biggrin

Not much (or any) detail at this point, but a trailer is coming next week. The "V" in the logo seems telling about the setting. Anyone care to speculate what it means?

3766  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 25, 2011, 05:03:30 AM

Quote from: rshetts2 on October 25, 2011, 01:54:34 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on October 25, 2011, 12:12:18 AM

Quote from: rshetts2 on October 24, 2011, 10:45:19 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on October 24, 2011, 05:43:00 PM

Quote from: rshetts2 on October 24, 2011, 05:20:44 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 24, 2011, 03:47:24 PM

Spoiler for Hiden:

Only off by one!  (x7)

Wow  not only is every number off by one they are all down by one.  The odds of hitting the lotto are insane but the odds of being one number short on every number picked has to be beyond astronomical. 

I'm pretty sure the odds of having every number 1 less are exactly the same as winning the lottery  ninja

Im not a statistician but Im pretty sure they are not.  The odds are the same of them coming up randomly on any given day but the odds of both sets of numbers coming up on the same day are going to be ridiculously long.

The odds aren't that different.  You don't need two sets of numbers to come up: you're just choosing seven numbers without choosing the highest option for any number range.

A simpler lotto comes out: choose one number from 1-10.  Odds of winning: 1 in 10.

Now you want to become an internet sensation and repeat the "every digit was one less!" scenario.  You can't choose 10, so your options are 1-9.  Your odds aren't 1 in 9, because there's still a chance of the 10 coming up.  It's like playing roulette with the "0" space added.
except for this to happen you have to not only have the 7 numbers hit but yours have to match the sequence as well.  Basically you need to match 14 numbers for this to happen, not just 7.

No, your logic is faulty. Forget the original numbers. All you need to match is a series of numbers one below the original numbers. This is absolutely no different from the chance of getting the original ones, apart from the highest number problem mentioned earlier. You're creating non-existent conditions and applying them to your equation, which is confusing you (understandably I might add. This kind of stuff is tricky to master).
3767  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dark Souls on: October 25, 2011, 04:54:28 AM
There seems to be some sort of controller delay bug in the game. I've noticed it for other things apart from Estus Flasks too, such as attacking. I've sometimes hit the L1-trigger only to have my character attack with his right hand weapon (once this happened at a point where I hadn't had my finger near the right triggers for a minute or so) instead of blocking with his shield. It doesn't happen often, but for a game that punishes mistakes this hard, it still happens too often.
3768  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 24, 2011, 06:56:27 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on October 24, 2011, 05:43:00 PM

Quote from: rshetts2 on October 24, 2011, 05:20:44 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 24, 2011, 03:47:24 PM

Only off by one!  (x7)

Wow  not only is every number off by one they are all down by one.  The odds of hitting the lotto are insane but the odds of being one number short on every number picked has to be beyond astronomical. 

I'm pretty sure the odds of having every number 1 less are exactly the same as winning the lottery  ninja

Technically that's not quite true. If one of your numbers is the highest possible number in the lottery, there's no way you're going to be one less than each the winning numbers. The difference is slight, but it's there. slywink
3769  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception!! on: October 24, 2011, 06:17:33 PM

Quote from: Turtle on October 20, 2011, 08:07:56 AM

And holy crap, Elena looks a bit different up close. Her eyes now have slightly Asian features in there.

I've avoided all but the first trailer and merely watched the very beginning and end of GameTrailers' review (released just moments ago), but I did notice the changes they made to Elena in one scene I did see. Those aren't slight Asian features. They went all-out Asian with her. She looks like a completely different person, at least in the clip I saw. That's not good. Makes me think the design change was so gradual for the developers that by the time she reached the state she's at now they were unable to see the difference, whereas we see it right away.
3770  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rage on: October 24, 2011, 12:58:14 PM

Quote from: Vinda-Lou on October 24, 2011, 02:56:41 AM

Progress!  I reinstalled the drivers while wiping out the old ones.  Then I disabled my anti-virus temporarily. 

I made it into the buggy of the guy who saved me!  He drove up the hill!  The game crashed... finger  FU id...

You might want to look in your own back yard before complaining about id Software. You're getting graphics card related errors in Windows. How can you expect a game, which demands even more from the card, to remain stable? It sounds to me like you have a defective graphics card, either from overheating or from something else. That some games "work" (after a lot of nudging, apparently) should be attributed more to pure luck than to the skills of the game programmers.

Having said that, I'll never understand why John Carmack insists on using OpenGL. Even he has admitted that Direct3D passed OpenGL a while ago, so there's no reason for them to stick to that technology any longer. It's barely supported and has been outdated since the early 2000's. Odds are Rage would only show the same symptoms as your other games if it ran on Direct3D drivers.
3771  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/24) on: October 24, 2011, 08:31:06 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on October 24, 2011, 08:04:09 AM

Battlefield 3 for 360,midnight opening......Friday Morning icon_frown


is the reason that Back to the Future is not making an appearance on the Xbox because of that stupid Microsoft rule that the 360 can't have games if they have already appeared on the PS3?(with BTTF already being available as downloads)

Possibly, TellTale has had other issues with the 360 model that has soured their relationship. Microsoft doesn't seem to have a system that allows people to preorder an entire season's worth of games and receive them individually as they are released, while Sony was very accommodating and implemented new functionality to help them do exactly that on the PS3.
3772  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/24) on: October 24, 2011, 07:51:27 AM
Nothing for me. There's probably some good stuff in that list, but it doesn't appeal to me.
3773  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Age II - Impressions! Mods! New DLC on: October 23, 2011, 08:37:35 PM
Yeah, Bioware is balancing on a knife's edge right now. They've got more than a decade of goodwill from their fans, but if they continue in the direction indicated by Dragon Age 2, it's all going to spill away. They've gone from being the masters of RPGs to becoming increasingly marginalized in a genre with some amazingly talented studios. Games like The Witcher 2, Deus Ex Human Revolutions and Fallout: New Vegas have moved the bar. Bioware is trying to catch up and win by pleasing everyone, which means, as in the old cliché, that they end up pleasing nobody.
3774  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 23, 2011, 04:56:44 PM

Quote from: godhugh on October 23, 2011, 02:39:13 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 22, 2011, 09:08:14 PM

Quote from: TiLT on October 22, 2011, 06:49:45 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on October 22, 2011, 05:52:01 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 22, 2011, 05:08:52 PM

Is all the single ladies a song lyric?

Or another obscure superman quote?   ninja

Here you go.

I'm proud to say I didn't get it until your link.

+ always.

Why is that something to be proud of? Understanding basic pop culture references isn't shameful.

Being able to catch references to crappy pop-music would indicate I actually listen to that kind of stuff. I don't, and I take pride in that. In my eyes, recognizing the joke above indicates you have a horrible taste in music or live with someone else who does, and neither is something I'd ever want for myself. Yeah I know, I'm a terrible person.
3775  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dark Souls on: October 23, 2011, 12:36:48 PM
The joke will be on them soon enough, if what I've heard about an upcoming patch is true. Supposedly the weapons are being balanced to stop stuff like that.
3776  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dark Souls on: October 22, 2011, 07:36:09 PM

Quote from: Ascendent on October 22, 2011, 07:31:13 PM

I hate blighttown not because it's difficult but because it's annoying beyond measure, frame rate issues, camera getting wonky, and constantly being poisoned. Second time through there and I still haven't found the ninja immune poison suit *shrug*


The poison isn't so bad. It takes a long time to really damage you, and you can get a solid poison resistance ring at the base of the bell tower for 15000 souls. It gives +400% poison resist, which helps a lot. Curing poison is also really cheap, as long as you remember to stock up on moss before heading down to Blighttown.
3777  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Gaddafi is dead/captured on: October 22, 2011, 07:08:32 PM

Quote from: rshetts2 on October 22, 2011, 02:20:50 PM

What happened to Gaddafi is kharma in action.  Im basically a non violent individual and I certainly dont condone how things ended for Gaddafi.  Still I understand.  This dictator routinely murdered and tortured his citizens.  He oppressed his people into starvation while living like a rock star.  After decades of his abuse, begging for his life was probably the worst thing he could do as he showed no such mercy for those he had killed.

I don't support the death penalty, but I can't say I regret that Gadaffi died. It's the way in which he died that bothers me. The general public should never take the law into their own hands. Separation of judge, jury and executioner is a central aspect of any civilized society, and once those three roles start to overlap, things get out of hand.

If you stand cheering over your helpless, wounded enemy who's begging for his life, then lynch him before shooting him in the head, you barely deserve to be called human.
3778  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 22, 2011, 06:49:45 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on October 22, 2011, 05:52:01 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 22, 2011, 05:08:52 PM

Is all the single ladies a song lyric?

Or another obscure superman quote?   ninja

Here you go.

I'm proud to say I didn't get it until your link.
3779  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dark Souls on: October 22, 2011, 06:46:36 PM
I'm progressing slowly through this game, but slow seems to be good. Doing solid preparations before difficult areas is key. From the moment I entered Blighttown until the moment I defeated Queelag, I died only 5 times (and every time I managed to regain my souls/humanity). Once to the very first enemy because I underestimated how far back he'd knock me with his attacks, once because of a trap that took me by surprise, and once because a player with Fog Ring invaded me (my first invasion, yay!). The rest were good, clean deaths. Took out Queelag on my first try. I'd heard a lot of horrible things about Blighttown, so by the time I had defeated the boss, I was thinking "that's it?".  icon_razz
3780  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: US Troops out of Iraq by end of 2011 on: October 21, 2011, 07:47:34 PM

Quote from: corruptrelic on October 21, 2011, 07:39:32 PM

Doubt it, hopefully Iran or Syria next.

Bad idea. The pot is boiling over in the Middle East this year, and the worst thing the US can do is to present the people down there with a common enemy they can unite against. Let them deal with their own problems until they threaten to spread violently into other countries.
3781  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dark Souls on: October 21, 2011, 07:45:11 PM

Quote from: Covenant on October 21, 2011, 07:40:20 PM

Painting spoiler

Spoiler for Hiden:
You can enter the painting after you find the "strange doll" and have it in your inventory.  Unfortuatnely, I can't remember where I found it.  Maybe Blighttown?

It's located in:

Spoiler for Hiden:
Your old cell in the Undead Asylum.
3782  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The 'EngineNo9 Kicked Us Out of the Other Thread' Buffy Discussion Thread on: October 21, 2011, 07:40:32 PM
That doesn't really make any sense. It was perfectly possible to discuss seasons 1 and 2 of Buffy before the rest of the seasons were released, just as it's perfectly possible to discuss seasons 1 and 2 of Buffy today without bringing later seasons into the discussion (and use spoiler tags if something from later seasons is worth mentioning). But don't mind me, I'm not being spoiled here. I was just pointing out that several people in this discussion are disregarding Gratch's request to spoiler tag the fates of characters in the shows. I enjoyed Buffy and Angel a lot, so I get sympathetic with others who are about to do the same and hate to see their experience being lessened with unnecessary foreknowledge.
3783  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The 'EngineNo9 Kicked Us Out of the Other Thread' Buffy Discussion Thread on: October 21, 2011, 05:25:51 PM
I may be more extreme than most in this regard, but I don't even look at DVD covers for seasons beyond the point where I'm currently watching in a series, precisely for that reason.
3784  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The 'EngineNo9 Kicked Us Out of the Other Thread' Buffy Discussion Thread on: October 21, 2011, 04:57:52 PM

Quote from: Gratch on October 20, 2011, 07:06:10 PM

Just a quick plea to please be sure to tag spoilers.  This is a Joss Whedon show after all, so I'm reasonably confident not everyone is going to make it through to the end.  I just don't want to know who.  smile

Seems you're out of luck the way everyone keeps talking about who lives throughout the shows. I know some people don't really see that as spoilery, but if I hadn't already watched both shows to the very end I would have been very annoyed at reading stuff like that.
3785  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings - Impressions, Mods and all that good stuff! on: October 20, 2011, 02:35:51 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 20, 2011, 02:26:50 PM

was playing around with the tutorial last night, checking out my new video card, and ran into a dead end during the riposte training-  the icon never appeared over the guys head for some reason, even though I was parrying his attacks.....  you just hit the parry key when he is attacking, right?  I was definietly blocking his attacks so I'm guessing it was a glitch.

of course it wouldn't let me save the game at any point, so I get to go through everything up to thatb point again.  not a lot of stuff, but annoying none the less.

I struggled with that part too. Turns out you need vigor to do it, which the tutorial doesn't mention. Took me several minutes to figure it out. Just stay away from the enemy for a few moments while your vigor regenerates and try again. It's really easy once you figure out that little detail.
3786  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Gaddafi is dead/captured on: October 20, 2011, 01:51:58 PM
According to some, he was captured alive and later ended up dead, and he may also have been begging for his life. If he was executed, that's really bad for everyone. If he died in a real firefight, then it's a different kind situation.
3787  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception!! on: October 20, 2011, 08:28:26 AM

Quote from: Turtle on October 20, 2011, 08:07:56 AM

And holy crap, Elena looks a bit different up close. Her eyes now have slightly Asian features in there.

Speaking of Elena and switching main characters... I don't think Elena is going to feature much in this game from what I understand. It's a shame too, since she's one of my favorite characters in this series. Chloe works best as a backup character, but not when the spotlight is on her.
3788  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman: Arkham City on: October 18, 2011, 07:39:50 PM
It says November 15th here in Europe too. I hope they fix that, as the game's release is November 11th over here.
3789  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dark Souls on: October 18, 2011, 06:01:41 PM

Quote from: kathode on October 18, 2011, 05:58:35 PM

Capra Demon



If it makes you feel any better, we've all been there...





... But we're not there any longer, and we laugh at your suffering, LAUGH! icon_twisted
3790  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 18, 2011, 05:59:54 PM

Quote from: rickfc on October 18, 2011, 05:14:32 PM



Eh, a nice attempt, but those don't strike me as good comparisons with their respective browsers. The Safari one is probably the most fitting, if anything.
3791  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dark Souls on: October 18, 2011, 05:54:30 PM
I finally ventured into Blighttown today, after holding it off for ages. I've been doing lots of other content in the game in the meanwhile, building up my soul level (it's at 34 now) and improving my armor (Elite Knight Armor, all parts are +3) as well as weapons (currently using a Claymore +8). I prepared myself with equipment I'd need for this area, including tons of moss (all types), the spider shield, and the ring that gives +400% poison resistance. I can block seriously heavy attacks with my shield without taking any damage, so I was able to get through the opening part of the area, but I still died twice before I reached the first bonfire. I can see why everyone dies a lot here, but I've managed to stay in relatively good shape with a little care and planning. smile
3792  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox Live may be hacked on: October 18, 2011, 03:48:53 PM
That makes sense. Thanks!
3793  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: PayPal email warning on: October 18, 2011, 10:03:08 AM

Quote from: corruptrelic on October 17, 2011, 03:40:27 PM

I got the same email, but actually went to the site, logged in and updated all my information including the bank account they asked to verify.

Of course, my login was [email protected] and password was jigalo69. For the name and address and bank account fields, I entered similar names and streets from movies.

At the end I submitted the 'updated' information, and the paypal website thanked me for updating my information.

The downside to this is that the phishers may put a tracking number on the link in your email, which means that as soon as you visit their webpage they know your email is not only being read, you also clicked their phishing link, making you a very popular target for further spam.
3794  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: how to clear and fix windows print spooler on: October 18, 2011, 06:41:46 AM
On Windows 7 you can just hit the Windows key, type "services", hit Enter and click the Services (local) item to get an overview of all services running on your computer. Make sure the print spooler service is running from there.
3795  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Is it time to forgive Mel Gibson? on: October 17, 2011, 08:53:58 PM

Quote from: hepcat on October 17, 2011, 01:50:13 PM

Quote from: TiLT on October 17, 2011, 08:33:30 AM

Apocalypto is a decent movie, but feels like a ripoff of the classic Norwegian movie Pathfinder with a different culture.

Classic?



Boy, you guys are sure hurting for films.   Tongue

Oooh, it's on! slywink

I'm of course referring to this movie, which indeed is a classic. The movie you linked to is an Americanization of the Norwegian one, and a pale imitation at best, a horribly crappy movie at worst.
3796  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dark Souls on: October 17, 2011, 05:15:11 PM

Quote from: Roman on October 17, 2011, 05:05:47 PM

I gave the blacksmith in the undead parish my crafting thingy - when can/should I go back and see what he made out of it?
I tried once or twice shortly after but there was no prompts that anything was ready.

The embers simply unlock ways for you to upgrade your items. You won't receive anything unless you hand in a weapon with (I think) either a +5 or +10 enchantment (and there are some other conditions too. I suggest looking it up).
3797  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman: Arkham City on: October 17, 2011, 03:17:46 PM

Quote from: ibdoomed on October 17, 2011, 03:08:07 PM

Quote from: Reemul on October 17, 2011, 02:59:42 PM

The general feeling is they start with console and upgrade rather than down grade.

Wow, that seems back asswards and a lot more work.

On the contrary, it's far less work. You begin with the most basic version (which is the console version since consoles have the greatest limitations by far) and make sure it works there, then add extras on top of that for the PC version. Of course, the basic version isn't built in a vacuum, so the groundwork is laid for the added features to make it easy to implement them later.
3798  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman: Arkham City on: October 17, 2011, 03:14:55 PM

Quote from: ibdoomed on October 17, 2011, 02:50:55 PM

Hmmmm. I guess what I don't get is that if the source textures and assets are created at a high res, then dumbed down for the consoles, wouldn't the PC version require less work since they can give out the native res?

I don't know why you think the delay is because of art assets, but I can pretty much guarantee you that those are not the issue. This is more likely caused by last-minute bugs (it's harder to debug a PC-game than a console game), driver issues, work needed on the menus, or marketing. Or all of the above. Art assets don't enter into the equation.
3799  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Is it time to forgive Mel Gibson? on: October 17, 2011, 08:33:30 AM
Apocalypto is a decent movie, but feels like a ripoff of the classic Norwegian movie Pathfinder with a different culture.
3800  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/17) on: October 17, 2011, 07:15:04 AM
Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles again? Is this becoming some kind of running gag? slywink

Apart from Batman, there's actually nothing that appeals to me this week, and that game I already own for PC. Just waiting for it to get released... later.
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