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3961  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: What's everyone's Vita usage like these days? on: April 02, 2012, 02:24:00 PM
The Vita really is no different in load times than a regular PS3. Some games have barely any loading at all, while others load for a minute if you look at the screen wrong (Dungeon Hunter!).
3962  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Two Hobbit games from Monolith? on: April 02, 2012, 01:19:54 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on April 02, 2012, 12:37:40 PM

well its just a rumour at the moment,but Monolith are meant to be doing two Hobbit games to tie in with the two Hobbit films,this first which is due this December

Cue alarm bells going off. We all know how licensed properties having a synchronized release with their movie counterparts end up. You don't have to be Nostradamus to predict that these games will suck.

Hopefully the section I bolded is just badly worded so that they only mean that the movie is out this December. Can't say I'm holding out much hope for that though.
3963  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [Vita] Warrior's Lair (formerly Ruin) on: April 02, 2012, 01:15:38 PM
Not canceled.
3964  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hardcore Tactical Shooter Kickstarter on: April 02, 2012, 07:23:57 AM

Quote from: frost on April 02, 2012, 06:43:23 AM

unless i'm reading it wrong, it looks like they made it about 7 hours ago.

Not the game.  just the funding goal.

What, really? I must admit I hadn't expected that. Last I checked, less than a day from the deadline, they were still at about 80%. Glad to see that they made it though, even if I didn't contribute. Goes to show just how important those last few hours of Kickstarters can be.
3965  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 2 is Coming on: April 02, 2012, 06:08:40 AM
I was surprised to hear that they've changed the title theme. Most surprising is the fact that I haven't seen anyone else mention this so far, so it caught me completely flat-footed. The changes aren't exactly massive, but they are noticeable. I suspect I'll prefer this new version as it sounds more natural and dynamic than the original, which was made in a hurry.

Good episode. The part at the end (you know what I'm talking about) was pretty gruesome to watch. I wonder how many viewers they'll lose to that particular scene alone.
3966  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: What's everyone's Vita usage like these days? on: April 01, 2012, 11:17:17 AM
The Vita launch and Mass Effect 3 made me burn out on gaming temporarily, so I haven't really used the Vita for a few weeks. It's not the Vita's fault, and it's sitting right next to my keyboard for when I feel like gaming again.
3967  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors begin. on: March 31, 2012, 07:50:41 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on March 31, 2012, 07:36:51 PM

Apparently both consoles can indeed render natively at 1080p, it's just that most games (or deveopers) either don't or can't take advantage of it. Found an interesting discussion here on the subject.

The reason why developers usually don't take advantage of 1080p is simple. 720p has 921,600 pixels. 1080p has 2,073,600. That's more than twice as many pixels a game has to render for a feature most players probably won't even notice. It's an easy trade-off for developers to drop down to 720p or even less. Using the GPU for special effects has considerably more of a graphical impact on the player than rendering a bunch of extra pixels would.
3968  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors begin. on: March 31, 2012, 07:42:51 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on March 31, 2012, 07:28:53 PM

Booo on no backwards compatibility. There's no real reason why they can't have it at this point as there's less of a difference than between the PS2 and PS3. The only big difference will be the increased power between the two, and I don't think there'd be a need for emulation like with the PS2 compatibility.

Huh? What do you base that information on? According to the rumors, the new Playstation will have a very different CPU layout than the PS3. Creating full, bug-free backwards compatibility is extremely complex in such cases. They have to write a wrapper that translates commands between PS3 expectations and the actual way the PS4 works. Every single game would have to be tested to make sure it works. It's one hellishly expensive thing to do, and it doesn't really matter in the end anyway. Backwards compatibility has proven to not be very important anyway, despite the complaining from some people. It's cute when people say they'll skip the entire next generation of consoles because of lack of compatibility. We all know that's not going to happen, in the same way it didn't happen for the current generation.
3969  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Old school Dungeon crawl: 'Legend of Grimrock' on: March 31, 2012, 05:07:09 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 31, 2012, 04:55:14 PM

Quote from: Scraper on March 31, 2012, 11:10:26 AM

I'm playing through a review version of Grimrock right now. If you guys have any questions post them up and I will try to answer them in the review.

Is it good?  What score would you give it?  What would you say are the pros and the cons?  How would you some up your experience in, say, a concluding paragraph?

All of those things are pretty much given in a review. Read Scraper's post again. He's not offering to spoil the review for us here. He's asking for questions you might want answered in the review itself.
3970  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: inXile Wasteland Kickstarter coming! on: March 31, 2012, 08:13:28 AM
That press release seems to be confusing a lot of people. What it says is this:

inXile will hire Chris Avellone to do design and writing. They will also license the development tools that Obsidian use.

In no other way will Obsidian be involved, apparently.
3971  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors begin. on: March 30, 2012, 06:10:34 PM

Quote from: Calavera on March 30, 2012, 05:48:27 PM

Many, many years. Decades even.

Decades? Oh come on! I know it sometimes feels like an eternity since certain technological inventions, but let's keep things in perspective. For comparison, the DVD medium wasn't invented until 1995 and was only introduced in a limited form to the US market in 1997. That's a mere 15 years ago that we still had no choice but to use VHS if we wanted to watch film on our own TVs, and those were CRT screens that barely even handled 480p. It took until the new millennium for DVD to start becoming reasonably well adopted by the public at large. We haven't had full HD screens for more than a few years. The Blu-ray format was officially released in 2006 (less than 6 years ago!), and it wasn't even very widely adopted until it won the format wars in 2008.

The new ultra-high resolution formats are coming, and they're coming faster than you might expect. Whether the public will actually adopt them remains to be seen, but initiatives like having gaming consoles support these resolutions will be a major help in getting these resolutions going.
3972  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Blast Chiller: Never drink warm beer again! on: March 30, 2012, 03:21:23 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on March 29, 2012, 09:47:57 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 29, 2012, 07:48:47 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on March 29, 2012, 07:39:09 PM

Our fridge also has a rapid-chill compartment. It's called the "freezer". I haven't drunk a warm beer since I learned how to use it.

Your freezer makes your beer ice cold in five minutes?

I'm thinking your fridge has a chill compartment.

The freezer will take a beer from room temp to pleasingly cold in 15 minutes. Good enough for me. If I were on the market for a new fridge, though, the rapid chill feature would be a selling point.

The problem with the freezer is that a quick freeze results in your bottle/can being very cold on the outside, but not cold enough on the inside. From the way I understand it this Blast Chiller thing will chill your drink more evenly (and faster). There's also the issue of forgetting that your drink is in the freezer, which can have disastrous results. I know it's happened to me several times.
3973  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: March 30, 2012, 05:21:34 AM
There's more like that too:

3974  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 2 is Coming on: March 30, 2012, 05:18:46 AM

Quote from: Jumangi on March 30, 2012, 04:59:17 AM

Funny thing is according imdb the girl who plays Arya is almost 14, though she doesn' t look it.

She was 13 during the recording of season 1, and turned 14 last year in May or so, so she's just about to hit 15. I notice a rather large difference in both her and Sansa since the earliest scenes that were filmed. Especially Sansa. Look at her scene when she meets Cersei for the first time in Winterfell. That's one of the scenes that was shot for the original pilot, and she's about 3 years older today. It's definitely noticeable.
3975  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors begin. on: March 30, 2012, 05:12:53 AM

Quote from: Purge on March 30, 2012, 01:36:22 AM

Quote from: TiLT on March 29, 2012, 08:53:13 PM

Quote from: ras752000 on March 29, 2012, 08:35:30 PM

Quote from: Misguided on March 29, 2012, 08:22:15 PM

Have you guys noticed the increased marketing for DLC at GameStop recently?

As far as the specs go, isn't anything above 1080p pointless aside from having increased overhead for FSAA etc at 1080? Sure, some people play on monitors with higher resolution than that, but the vast majority don't and developers won't support anything higher than that anyway.
I have noticed the dlc prominence.
Also supposedly they are overshooting so they can support 3-d gaming @ 1080p

There's no need for increased resolutions to go above 1080p for 3D. The only thing that matters for this is framerate. Sony tends to make serious attempts to dominate technologically with their consoles, so being ahead of the curve wouldn't be unusual for them. 4K resolutions are starting to appear on newer TVs, and with a 7-year cycle for each generation, it's wise to support that. If Sony's console supports these resolutions and Microsoft's console doesn't, it might not make much of an impact right away, but it will have an impact over time as these TVs become more common. Right now most of us feel like 1080p should be enough for anyone (see what I did there?), yet we're using almost similar resolutions on our PCs, and our phones are halfway there! We felt like 480p was extremely high fidelity once, remember?

There's also the fact that Sony produces TVs. They may be hoping that support for high resolutions on the PS4 will have a synergy effect and lead to more sales of TVs.

Seriously? TiLT, our computers have had HIGHER resolutions than 1080P. 1080p is 1920◊1080 - my 2005 (7yr old 24" widescreen dell) WUXGA monitor is 1920x1200. 1080p wasn't available at anywhere near a reasonable cost at that time. Then look at the Quad and Hyper XGA resolutions. 1080p still isn't a guaranteed in any new "HD" tv you buy - you still have 720p and 1080i sets on the market.

What is your point exactly? You're not contradicting anything I said.
3976  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors begin. on: March 29, 2012, 08:53:13 PM

Quote from: ras752000 on March 29, 2012, 08:35:30 PM

Quote from: Misguided on March 29, 2012, 08:22:15 PM

Have you guys noticed the increased marketing for DLC at GameStop recently?

As far as the specs go, isn't anything above 1080p pointless aside from having increased overhead for FSAA etc at 1080? Sure, some people play on monitors with higher resolution than that, but the vast majority don't and developers won't support anything higher than that anyway.
I have noticed the dlc prominence.
Also supposedly they are overshooting so they can support 3-d gaming @ 1080p

There's no need for increased resolutions to go above 1080p for 3D. The only thing that matters for this is framerate. Sony tends to make serious attempts to dominate technologically with their consoles, so being ahead of the curve wouldn't be unusual for them. 4K resolutions are starting to appear on newer TVs, and with a 7-year cycle for each generation, it's wise to support that. If Sony's console supports these resolutions and Microsoft's console doesn't, it might not make much of an impact right away, but it will have an impact over time as these TVs become more common. Right now most of us feel like 1080p should be enough for anyone (see what I did there?), yet we're using almost similar resolutions on our PCs, and our phones are halfway there! We felt like 480p was extremely high fidelity once, remember?

There's also the fact that Sony produces TVs. They may be hoping that support for high resolutions on the PS4 will have a synergy effect and lead to more sales of TVs.
3977  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox 360 used more for video/music apps than for gaming on: March 29, 2012, 03:15:06 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 28, 2012, 12:21:23 PM

if they are pushing for a new console it's probably so they're not the last out of the gate in the next generation, which, for better or worse, Nintendo is kicking it off this fall.

Nintendo isn't kicking off the next generation with the Wii U, if that's what you're referring to. They're finally catching up with the current generation. When the real next generation shows up, the Wii U will look horribly outdated.
3978  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors begin. on: March 29, 2012, 06:27:11 AM
Whether it's true or not, it seems likely. Especially the resolution thing sounds exactly like something Sony would do to differentiate themselves from the competition, even though the system won't be powerful enough to really take advantage of the resolution (just like the current generation isn't powerful enough to handle 1080p in most cases, yet it's still supported).
3979  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: March 27, 2012, 05:17:41 PM

Quote from: dedewhale on March 27, 2012, 04:52:52 PM

is it wrong I can name two of the three of them?

No, but it's wrong that you aren't actually naming two of the three of them. slywink
3980  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (03/26) on: March 27, 2012, 04:12:27 PM
It looks like EA is trying very, very hard to beat Robert Kotick at being the most hated entity in the gaming industry.
3981  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Old school Dungeon crawl: 'Legend of Grimrock' on: March 27, 2012, 11:21:56 AM

Quote from: morlac on March 27, 2012, 09:54:12 AM

Other buying options will be Steam and directly form the. ???

Note:  buying form them gives you a steam key and the above goodies so everyone go that route to give them the most monies!

In a bit of a hurry when writing this, weren't you? slywink

The game can be bought directly from the developers here. You get immediate access to the preorder bonus stuff, as well as a key that lets you add the game to Steam. And as morlac said, it's a good way for you to support the devs since they'll get more money when you buy directly from them even though the price is the same for you. I expect GOG and Steam both keep about 30% of the money paid through them, so it's significant enough.
3982  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect 3 - Spoilers/Ending (Now with Spoiler Tags) on: March 26, 2012, 07:25:11 PM
Anyone who's willing to pay for Bioware to change the ending doesn't deserve to be called a gamer. "Tool" is more appropriate.
3983  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (03/26) on: March 26, 2012, 07:58:22 AM
Probably going to preorder Legend of Grimrock when an announcement is made about that this week, but that's all.
3984  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Notch's Potentially Next Game: A Space Adventure on: March 26, 2012, 04:15:39 AM
He should make some kind of jousting game called "Dragoon Age".
3985  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect 3 on: March 26, 2012, 04:14:28 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on March 25, 2012, 03:25:14 AM

I took him out a few times(just trying to use all my team),but i didn't get anything from him,maybe its for certain missions

I did get one or two stories on the ship when i did my rounds and a cutscene where Liara was going Apeshit at him,but that was about it

People you encounter will notice him and involve him in discussions, and he will break into many discussions just like other team members. In fact, unlike Zaeed in ME2, the prothean is just as fleshed out as the rest of your crew. I used him for the first few missions after I found him, and every one of them featured extended conversations due to his presence.
3986  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones on: March 25, 2012, 05:34:48 PM

Quote from: notrich on March 25, 2012, 03:35:34 PM

that link isn't working for me, so i don't know if it references one book per season, but in previous articles - there has been reference to the later books in the series getting two seasons per book (starting with storm of swords)

No, there's been talk about ONLY Storm of Swords receiving two seasons, while books 4 and 5 will most likely be combined, though they'll still occupy two seasons in total. That means we're looking at 6 seasons to cover all the 5 books released so far.
3987  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Old school Dungeon crawl: 'Legend of Grimrock' on: March 25, 2012, 01:27:23 AM

Quote from: frost on August 25, 2011, 04:59:08 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on August 25, 2011, 12:55:56 AM

not sure I like real time, and I know I dislike kiting the enemies.

yeah, the combat seems very clunky

This subgenre of RPGs is built around that style of combat. You're supposed to be moving around instead of standing in place, but moving presents its own dangers if you don't know the environment well. You could walk into a trap, stumble upon more monsters, or get surrounded if you're not careful. It's not clunky. It's highly tactical and deliberate. If you always played Eye of the Beholder or Lands of Lore by standing in one place and hitting the attack buttons, you were doing it wrong and probably found the game to be far more difficult than intended.
3988  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 2 is Coming on: March 24, 2012, 10:46:38 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on March 24, 2012, 10:24:43 PM

Don't forget tomorrow there is a 30 min recap thingy on HBO titled "You win or you die".  I think it plays at 8:30 Sunday first time.

*This may already be on the bluray/dvd release, not sure.

It's not on the Blu-ray or DVD, but it was released yesterday on YouTube. You can watch it here. It's not 30 minutes, but 22, and that's if you include the credits. Not much new to see.
3989  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dark Souls Possible on the PC on: March 24, 2012, 03:17:36 PM

Quote from: Greg Wak on March 24, 2012, 02:29:00 PM

Bleah. I don't mind difficult, but having to reload to play the same sections

It's not that kind of difficult. You don't save or reload like you're used to in this game, but you can rest and save at bonfires scattered around the levels. This also respawns all enemies, which sometimes means you may just skip a bonfire. Dying means that you've learned something you can use the next time you're at that specific section.
3990  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dark Souls Possible on the PC on: March 23, 2012, 08:56:22 PM
*group hug*

 slywink
3991  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: Dark Souls Possible on the PC on: March 23, 2012, 05:15:23 PM

Quote from: warning on March 23, 2012, 05:05:53 PM

Quote from: Sparhawk on March 23, 2012, 03:36:50 PM


By removing the monster in Amnesia you're removing the core of the game, the fear factor, the entire point of the game is to survive. If you wanted to experience the atmosphere, then congrats, you removed it and didn't experience it at all.
And yet he enjoyed it...

Indeed. Why are you so upset about what Lordnine does with his own gaming time, Sparhawk? It's not like it affects you. My point earlier was that there was no chance in hell we'll see a quicksave for Dark Souls since its entire foundation is built upon the lack of that concept, whereas you seem to go on the offensive and actually attack Lordnine for his gaming preferences. That's just uncalled for.
3992  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon Kindle: Kindle Fire, Touch and Keyboard unveiled! Lending Unleashed! on: March 23, 2012, 11:30:47 AM
It seems Amazon has managed to silently sneak in a feature that has been much wanted for the Kindle: The ability to clear the furthest page read. If you go to Manage Your Kindle on the Amazon site, you can now choose "Clear furthest page read" on the action menu for each book. It's about time they added this very basic function in my opinion, but I'm glad it's finally there.
3993  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dark Souls Possible on the PC on: March 22, 2012, 04:17:50 PM
As I said, Dark Souls isn't your kind of game. I love RPGs but can't stand JRPGs, yet you won't find me in the JRPG threads complaining that they aren't more like western RPGs. Sometimes you just aren't in the target audience for the genre.
3994  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dark Souls Possible on the PC on: March 22, 2012, 08:08:39 AM

Quote from: jersoc on March 22, 2012, 07:02:17 AM

ps:the game is fair.

Tell that to the Capra Demon. slywink
3995  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Prometheus (previously Alien the Prequel) on: March 22, 2012, 06:28:49 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on March 22, 2012, 02:15:45 AM

Also, a question.  Is Ridley throwing out the Carl Bishop Weyland stuff?  Is Sir Peter Weyland the new canon?

I don't see a conflict between them. Carl Bishop Weyland could have been the founder of the company, and Peter Weyland one of his progeny.
3996  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dark Souls Possible on the PC on: March 22, 2012, 06:20:24 AM

Quote from: Lordnine on March 21, 2012, 10:55:47 PM

Thatís not very flattering for the title then is it?

Yes it is, because it speaks volumes about the quality of the gameplay. But please take my advice and forget Dark Souls ever existed. It won't ever do anything for you.
3997  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect 3 on: March 22, 2012, 06:18:22 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 22, 2012, 05:32:13 AM

Quote from: Destructor on March 22, 2012, 05:24:47 AM

Because Bioware flat-out lied about 'being able to see all endings just doing single-player', perhaps? And years in the future, once EA has shut down their servers and such, it will be completely impossible to see the 'best' 'ending' period without visiting Youtube.

unless you're on the PC and grab the save game editor and give Diana Allers a war asset rating of 12K biggrin

I dunno how much difference that would make. I mean, most GTers would probably have the same rating before and after meeting her. slywink
3998  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dark Souls Possible on the PC on: March 21, 2012, 10:00:53 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on March 21, 2012, 09:22:58 PM

Now if someone were to mod in quick save support I might actually play it!

What's the point? You'd be left with a mediocre and short RPG with no personality. The way the game mechanics work right now is exactly what Dark Souls is about. If you can't accept that, then I guarantee you that you'll never like the game, even with quicksave added.
3999  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect 3 - Spoilers/Ending (Now with Spoiler Tags) on: March 21, 2012, 05:49:37 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on March 21, 2012, 04:55:37 PM

see,the thing i want most right now,before any DLC,or any different endings,is THEIR explanation on the ending,seeing things from their point of view may explain some of the seemingly dumb things we have witnessed in that end and what they were thinking off as a whole etc

Let me translate that press release:

"Coming in April: New paid DLC that expands and explains the ending to Mass Effect 3."
4000  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect 3 - Spoilers/Ending (Now with Spoiler Tags) on: March 21, 2012, 05:47:34 PM
I saw the indoctrination theory video and immediately dismissed it. It's grasping at straws ("you can see the boy smirk" - No you can't!), doesn't have a single piece of evidence in it beyond absurd speculation, and is jumping at a conclusion that goes against the evidence we've seen since Mass Effect 1. Indoctrination has been subtle (for the person suffering from it) in every single case we've seen. In every case the indoctrinated person has believed himself in full control of the situation. In fact, I can't find anything about Shepard's situation that reminds me of other characters' indoctrinations.

What the heck was Shepard indoctrinated for anyway? If he was actually given the power he had at the end, that wouldn't really make sense for the Reapers to allow him to defeat their entire purpose like that. If he was indoctrinated they wouldn't have let him.

If he didn't have the power to do anything about the Reapers and it all took place in his mind, that's even worse. No other indoctrinated character experienced anything like that in any of the sources I've seen.

No, indoctrination is a poor theory and should be dismissed.
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