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4001  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Prometheus (previously Alien the Prequel) on: March 16, 2012, 11:40:01 PM

Quote from: hepcat on March 16, 2012, 11:34:52 PM

They were space marines, not the joy luck club.

I don't care who they were. If they annoy and repulse me as a viewer while the director wants me to root for them as heroes, something has gone wrong at some point in the process. There are great movie characters that are likeable, and there are great movie characters that are unlikeable. Aliens has great characters that are likeable and a much larger amount of shitty characters that are unlikeable. They just suck all the fun and energy out of the movie for me.

I honestly don't see what the big appeal is with Aliens due to my issues with the characters and certain other aspects of it. When I rewatched the movie I was actually looking forward to giving it a new chance with a reasonably fresh perspective, but it took less than 30 minutes for me to hate almost every single character's guts again, and not in a good way.
4002  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Prometheus (previously Alien the Prequel) on: March 16, 2012, 11:20:20 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on March 16, 2012, 11:13:51 PM

Unlikeable characters????  * head explode *

The only likeable ones were the people still left alive during the queen fight. The rest were complete douchebags.
4003  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Prometheus (previously Alien the Prequel) on: March 16, 2012, 10:57:07 PM
I rewatched the three first movies a month or two ago (I've seen all of them at least 3 times each by now, though I lost count ages ago). It reinforced my opinion that Alien is the best of the three, followed by a distant Alien 3 and an even more distant Aliens. I just never could stand Aliens. It's filled with almost nothing but unlikeable characters (the best part about them is watching them die just so I don't have to listen to their shit any more), incredibly weak sound effects and aliens that suddenly aren't anywhere near as frightening as the one in the first movie. The section with the queen is good (and the first 15 minutes or so of the movie), but I had to suffer my way through the rest of the movie to get there.

Yeah I know. You don't agree. Deal with it. This is my opinion, and I'm sticking with it.

VERY much looking forward to Prometheus.
4004  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones on: March 16, 2012, 06:26:09 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on March 16, 2012, 02:41:43 AM

Ow, careful with the spin there! Someone might get hurt. slywink

It's not HBO's best selling DVD. What HBO says is that the Game of Thrones DVD has the best sales numbers in its first week of any HBO show ever. I suspect it's got a long way to go before it can claim to have sold more copies in total than the other shows.
4005  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: inXile Wasteland Kickstarter coming! on: March 15, 2012, 02:07:52 PM

Quote from: Razgon on March 15, 2012, 01:52:46 PM

Well., 980K by now so yeah, apparently they had the name and backing they needed. This is after one friggin day! Awesome!

It's actually been two days, but who's counting. slywink
4006  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Double Fine Job Application: The Game on: March 15, 2012, 01:50:19 PM
Brilliant! It actually had me chuckling. smile
4007  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I shall partake in the Mass Effect Experience (TM) - who is with me? on: March 14, 2012, 06:28:21 AM

Quote from: ATB on March 14, 2012, 01:53:31 AM

I did not run into a single bug in ME2 that I recall.

I have a hard time believing that you didn't have your character stuck in the terrain (followed by hovering) at least once, forcing you to reload. Everyone experienced that, most of us multiple times.
4008  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: inXile Wasteland Kickstarter coming! on: March 13, 2012, 03:13:40 PM
I pledged $30 for now. Might up it later. I'd have paid more just for a new soundtrack by Mark Morgan, which makes the whole thing worth it on its own. smile
4009  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones on: March 13, 2012, 08:00:44 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 13, 2012, 06:48:23 AM

19 days to go!  time to start re-watching season 1 on HBO Go.

Even better: Buy the DVD/Blu-ray and show HBO just how much we all love this show! smile
4010  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hardcore Tactical Shooter Kickstarter on: March 10, 2012, 04:24:58 PM
I can't see this working out too well. This kind of game isn't well suited to community funding since the amount of money needed to make it sufficiently good is a lot higher than what Kickstarter has done so far, and we're already flooded with FPS-games. I can't imagine how they're planning to make this with so little money.
4011  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XCOM: Enemy Unknown on: March 09, 2012, 10:40:19 PM
I'm definitely not liking the new focus on a tiny group of elite soldiers in each mission, each with their own special ability. It's just about the polar opposite of what I'm expecting from an X-Com game, and it could end up breaking it for me.
4012  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: PS Vita, Impressions! on: March 08, 2012, 09:46:59 PM
Yes, but not through the initial setup wizard, which is bugged. Set up a temporary account like it tells you to, download the update, then sync with your regular PSN account manually afterwards.
4013  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect 3 on: March 08, 2012, 02:44:48 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on March 08, 2012, 02:40:23 PM

The unintended chat triggers were in the game dialogue sections. 

Choice 1: "I will save them all"
Choice 2: "I will destroy all humans"

wife: "destroy all humans?  that's a weird--"


Suicide Booth: "Please select mode of death. Quick and painless or slow and horrible."
Fry: "Yeah, I'd like to place a collect call?"
Suicide Booth: "You have selected slow and horrible."
Bender: "Great choice!"
4014  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sim City V!!!! on: March 08, 2012, 02:39:16 PM
To me it's more about EA's attitude than about the quality of Origin. I refuse to support companies that treat me like shit, which means both EA and Ubisoft currently get the middle finger from me. I'm continually amazed at how many people proclaim that you should "vote with your dollars", yet almost nobody has the backbone to actually follow through. I do, and I will.
4015  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sim City V!!!! on: March 08, 2012, 06:13:12 AM
Bah, if this is going to be an Origin exclusive I'm out. Too bad. It could have been a good game.
4016  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect 3 on: March 08, 2012, 06:09:20 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on March 08, 2012, 01:26:35 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on March 08, 2012, 12:19:52 AM

Quote from: JCC on March 07, 2012, 09:35:49 PM

Quote from: The Grue on March 07, 2012, 06:51:35 PM

Installing doesn't mean you don't need the disc.  You always have to have the disc in for whatever disc you are on at the time.  All installing does is cut down load times (and makes your XBox run quieter if you have an older one that has a noisy drive).

If true, I think that stinks. If they handled the disc swap like ME2 did, where I basically swapped discs once during the entire game, then that's one thing. But if I am going to have to keep swapping every time I veer from main to side quests and vice versa then that's just piss poor.

You'll do it a few times in the beginning, then not for a long time, and then inexplicably once more for the final areas.   It's because Microsoft doesn't trust you...

been reading a lot of complaints about this,seems some people are saying all the N7 missions are on disc 2..some people even going to lengths talking about Multiplayer taking up the disc space that is therefore making them swap discs so often in the single player,or some suggesting the Multiplayer should of been on a third disc...i myself think Multiplayer probably doesn't really take up that much space to make any kind of difference

I'm guessing then that there is more game here than Mass Effect 2,because some cutscenes/missions were on both discs which i found out when i died once in ME2 and didn't have to change discs again to play a certain mission

As a PC user I'm kind of happy to see this happening. Not because I enjoy seeing those playing the game on the 360 suffering from the problem, but because it means that this time the story wasn't designed around the limitations of the 360.
4017  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect 3 on: March 07, 2012, 09:31:19 PM
Enemies placing down turrets brings a smile to my face, because that's the moment where I turn the tide of the battle by using Sabotage.  icon_twisted
4018  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect 3 on: March 07, 2012, 03:11:47 PM

Quote from: Maggot on March 07, 2012, 03:03:29 PM

Only played for like two hours but liking it so far, although the melodramatic moments has not worked at all and been rather laughable.

They were a little off for me too. Like they were trying too hard. About an hour in there was a
Spoiler for Hiden:
dream sequence
that I felt was way over the top and felt just wrong for the setting. It didn't really add anything either. It was just going the extra mile to really hammer home a particular scene in the intro mission that Bioware really wants us to feel something from. Good scenes don't need to be hammered in. They work on their own.
4019  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect 3 - Impressions Incoming! on: March 07, 2012, 02:59:16 PM
Speaking of skills and starting at level 30... I may be mistaken, but I think the skill points spent automatically at the start of the game were the exact same ones I had spent in ME2. The game didn't make any choices for me. On the other hand, late in ME2 I bought skills I never used simply because I had surplus points. With the two additional levels every skill has in this game I would have made different choices. It's a good thing we can respec.
4020  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [VITA] Help me pick other game on: March 07, 2012, 02:41:57 PM
Do you have to buy a second game? Both the ones you listed have received pretty poor reviews.
4021  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect 3 - Impressions Incoming! on: March 07, 2012, 02:29:56 PM

Quote from: Asharak on March 07, 2012, 02:17:43 PM

My Adept continues to be entirely awesome as well. Even carrying a heavier pistol, I still have sub-three-second cooldowns on Lift, Throw and Warp (the attack animations take nearly that long to run anyway), so I'm hurling people about constantly. Unless something goes wrong (i.e., we pick bad cover locations), I get through most fights without ever firing my gun

Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good sniper rifle at your side, kid. I'm still early in the game, but every unshielded enemy I've met has died from one headshot with my rifle, as an Infiltrator.
4022  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [Vita] Hot Shots Golf on: March 07, 2012, 05:59:37 AM

Quote from: Teggy on March 06, 2012, 10:30:43 PM

I know how to do it from the older versions - I imagine it is in the digital manual, though.

It's not. That's my biggest problem with the game: It doesn't explain the advanced concepts at all, which means you have to be told about them to even know they are there and how to pull them off. The text that is there is vague at best.
4023  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect 3 - Impressions Incoming! on: March 06, 2012, 10:02:46 PM
I'll say one good thing about Origin (which is a bad thing from EA's perspective, but who cares what they think anyway). It's easy to circumvent their release day check with a proxy. For some reason the store I ordered the game from sent it out three days early (they usually send two days early), and it took one day to reach me. Instead of waiting two whole days with the game already installed, I set up a proxy to the US, started ME3, and it all worked flawlessly at that point. Now that the game has been unlocked, it doesn't check to see if I'm in the US any more. Steam is much, much better at stopping these kinds of shenanigans.
4024  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect 3 - Impressions Incoming! on: March 06, 2012, 07:09:51 PM
ME3 imports my saves just fine, but for some bizarre reason it can't recognize my character's facial data, which means I had to reconstruct his looks.

First impression is that it feels a bit clunky initially, but so did the other two games. The graphics are underwhelming so far, and the story begins very linearly. I'm sure it'll pick up the pace soon enough though. smile
4025  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect 3 - Impressions Incoming! on: March 06, 2012, 03:09:45 PM

Quote from: Blackadar on March 06, 2012, 02:59:18 PM

Still, yeah, if that's the case Bioware should be slammed for that decision.

They should be slammed for allowing multiplayer to influence singleplayer in the first place. I hope this is the first and last time anyone ever does that kind of crap.
4026  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect 3 on: March 06, 2012, 02:45:43 PM

Quote from: Razgon on March 06, 2012, 02:44:01 PM

I'm a bit miffed you didn't mention that its pretty much impossible to get a good ending without having to play multiplayer, to get a multiplier for your War Asset ratings.

Is this speculation or something you've been told by people who have actually played the entire game?
4027  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect 3 on: March 06, 2012, 10:56:00 AM
I don't know if anyone posted this before in this thread, but this is too good to pass up. Some guy made two videos showing what happened in ME1 and 2 (including the important DLCs), but the great thing is how well edited his videos are. I got chills watching them. Now I'm excited about ME3 again. smile

Mass Effect 1 in 10 minutes
Mass Effect 2 in 10 minutes
4028  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect 3 - Impressions Incoming! on: March 06, 2012, 09:20:12 AM
Checking Metacritic for reviews (all of which are glowing so far, I'm pleased to say), I stumbled upon this gem. After reading merely the first paragraph I feel like punching the writer in the face. Here's the review blurb:

What is so unique in this game is how the presence of its conclusion feels like the existential dread that infuses the characters that make up its universe. The paradox of the game becomes painfully prescient as it draws inexorably towards its conclusion.

What the fuck is this? The Matrix Reloaded?
4029  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [Vita] Uncharted: Golden Abyss on: March 06, 2012, 06:08:49 AM

Quote from: Gratch on March 06, 2012, 12:43:44 AM

I think this completely borked up my save file as well, since the game is now expecting me to interact with her, and she isn't there.  As if I needed another reason to quit this game...     icon_lol 

Just restart the chapter.
4030  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [Vita] Motorstorm RC - It's FREE for the Vita! on: March 05, 2012, 08:23:49 PM
Eh, every Vita PSN purchase seems to be nearly half price here in Norway anyway. Everyone I've heard from is very pleasantly surprised, and the retail chains simply can't compete. To translate roughly to US terms, the most expensive games on PSN for the Vita right now are at about $35. Most are at $25 or less. Motorstorm was at roughly $5.
4031  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [Vita] Motorstorm RC - It's FREE for the Vita! on: March 05, 2012, 07:16:13 PM
Oh, that Motorstorm RC game? I tired of it two weeks ago. slywink
4032  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [Vita] Uncharted: Golden Abyss on: March 05, 2012, 03:11:13 PM

Quote from: Teggy on March 05, 2012, 02:45:35 PM

Has anyone found that some of the exploration paths just end in dead ends - the next hand or foothold breaks off and you have nowhere to go? I wasn't sure if I just wasn't being fast enough or they are there as red herrings.

The only situations in which I've seen this happen are when you're revisiting an old area and are trying to move in the direction you went the last time you were there. In other words, you've already been where you're trying to go when the path collapses in some way.
4033  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (03/05) on: March 05, 2012, 07:25:28 AM
Mass Effect 3 on the PC and hating myself for it.
4034  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect 3 on: March 05, 2012, 06:07:02 AM

Quote from: jersoc on March 05, 2012, 03:39:31 AM

couldn't you just use a proxy to unlock it on the 6th? I got skyrim mad early using an australian one.

If it's me you're asking, that's not really what I'm looking for. I was mostly just looking for the release date on the Origin site, and still haven't found a single trace of it. I do have access to a US proxy, but probably won't be going that route.
4035  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: PS Vita selling great in North America/Europe on: March 04, 2012, 02:20:15 PM
As for myself, every single evening since I bought the Vita has seen me completely absorbed in it for multiple hours. This is the first handheld that feels like a real console in your hands.
4036  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect 3 on: March 04, 2012, 02:05:28 PM
Holy hell, the Origin site is beyond bad! I can't for the life of me figure out what launch date it operates with for Norway, a date that varies depending on who you ask. My hate for EA over this whole Origin travesty is extreme at this point. I'm invested in Mass Effect and will purchase the game (on DVD of all things, just so EA will be left with as small a portion of my money as possible) to see how the story ends. After that I'll uninstall Origin and never use it again. I'll also tell my friends about how crappy this whole thing is, hopefully influencing them to avoid the system too.

If EA continues requiring Origin for Bioware titles, then this is the last Bioware title I'll ever buy. Ever. Considering how Bioware has changed these last two years, I don't think it's such a big loss anyway. They're no longer the kings of CRPGs.

All this shit merely because EA discovered they'd have to pay royalties to Steam to sell DLC on that platform. Greedy corporate assholes! The customer always comes first, except in computer gaming apparently.
4037  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [Vita] Uncharted: Golden Abyss on: March 03, 2012, 01:54:52 PM

Quote from: DonD on March 03, 2012, 01:23:03 PM

I suppose for each collection you complete you get a trophy?

Yup. There's also a little bit of history related to each item you can collect, as well as some voice from Drake on the most rare items. They are just a way to extend people's enjoyment of the game if they're into collecting stuff and/or getting the platinum trophy. You can get all the collectibles from playing the levels (though you'd have to play the game several times to stand a chance of completing the sets) or by using Near.
4038  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [Vita] Uncharted: Golden Abyss on: March 02, 2012, 01:53:58 PM

Quote from: Gratch on March 02, 2012, 12:09:36 PM

but the production values are off the chart.

That's why it's called "Uncharted".

Thank you, thank you! I'll be here all night.
4039  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [Vita] Uncharted: Golden Abyss on: March 01, 2012, 03:05:33 PM
Adjust the options to turn off gyro aiming if you're struggling. That's what I did, and I was getting headshots soon after. It's all about those small adjustments using the joysticks and making sure you're not exposed too long while aiming. Remember that if you hide behind cover after aiming, you'll still be aiming at the same spot when you aim the next time.

As for the balancing minigame, you need to hold the Vita in front of you, its screen vertical instead of parallel with the floor. If you tip the Vita carefully to the sides in that position you shouldn't have any problems keeping your balance.
4040  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Blizzard Entertainment to Layoff 600 Employees on: March 01, 2012, 01:54:20 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on March 01, 2012, 01:31:34 PM

I'd think "Don't you see the irony that you work in tech support for one of the few big PC games-only companies and yet you don't want to play games on PC anymore?"  confused

Perhaps it's the same kind of thing where someone who works at McDonald's doesn't want to eat there any more? slywink
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