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4081  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: PS Vita, Devil's Impressions Coming Forthwith! on: February 15, 2012, 05:07:55 PM

Quote from: msduncan on February 15, 2012, 05:03:43 PM

Quote from: Crusis on February 15, 2012, 04:55:29 PM

Quote from: skystride on February 15, 2012, 04:51:30 PM

Well I picked it up from a store near work.  Now I get to stare at the box for several hours.  I got Uncharted for free and bought 32GB memory and MvC.

How come Uncharted was free? I'm trying to hold out until the release next week but I'm scared I will see the box in a store and impulse buy that sucker. I've had the 3G version pre-ordered on Amazon for a few weeks.

Looking forward to impressions.

Other countries get Uncharted for free in some cases.    Us Imperialist United States citizens are crap and get shafted with Little Deviants.

I hope you all regret that Declaration of Independence now! *shakes fist*

slywink
4082  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning announced on: February 15, 2012, 02:38:16 PM
I'm up to level 17 on Hard now and haven't died even once. I did discover today that I've messed up the difficulty for upcoming content as well. Turns out that the first time you enter an area, that area scales to your level (or as close to it as it can get within a certain range) and then stays there for the rest of the game. This means that if you run through several areas early on, those areas will be too easy when you come back later. I did this when I ran through a bunch of areas all the way down into the deserts/canyons in order to find content that would be, you know, challenging. The irony is that all I ended up doing was making the game easier for me. *sigh*
4083  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: PS Vita, Devil's Impressions Coming Forthwith! on: February 14, 2012, 05:02:36 PM
I won't get the Vita until next week, but my preorder is looking better and better. The store I'm ordering it from has the lowest price I've seen, yet at the same time it has all these nifty bonuses (many of which are standard fare for this console, I guess). Among other things, I get a free copy of Rayman Origins, a set of earphones, and a code that lets me purchase one of Little Deviants, Super Stardust Delta, Hustle Kings or Escape Plan cheaper than usual (I'm going for Super Stardust Delta).

Really looking forward to playing with this thing. I'm a sucker for new gadgets.
4084  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect 3 on: February 13, 2012, 10:37:36 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on February 13, 2012, 10:04:27 PM

Quote from: Teggy on February 13, 2012, 07:34:14 PM

So I've read all of the other ME novels - they're not great but have improved over time. I forgot that the 4th was coming out at the start of February, but now I've read that they are going to have to reprint the book due to all sorts of canon/lore issues people pointed out. Guess I'll wait.


The strange thing is that *all* the Mass Effect novels have read like poorly researched fan fiction.  Why are people suddenly up in arms over the fourth one?  I've read their list of complaints and I don't see anything nearly as bad as the first book's declaration that human biotics don't exist. 

Or that humanity went from discovering the existence of mass effect technology to having a prestigious seat on an interstellar council of aliens in a mere forty years.  Think about that.  David Anderson was twenty years old before humans even knew intelligent extraterrestrial life existed.  He's about fifty at the end of the first game.  From an asari point of view, that's like us electing cats to congress because, a couple months ago, they suddenly learned to talk.

-Autistic Angel

The first books were written by the lead writer for the games. That's why it's not fan fiction. This new book is not written by that guy.

Also, I felt that particular plot point you're talking about was explained well enough. Humanity was more or less handed a gift package that allowed them to skip generations of technological research and jump straight into intergalactic politics, where the traits of the human race allowed them to make a mark for themselves. It wasn't humanity that propelled itself to that stage. It was all arranged, though I can't remember by who (if it was ever even revealed).
4085  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: PSP2 Revealed, Codenamed 'NGP' aka PlayStation Vita on: February 13, 2012, 10:31:16 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 13, 2012, 10:25:10 PM

Quote from: msduncan on February 12, 2012, 01:58:16 AM

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Quote from: CeeKay on February 11, 2012, 04:05:58 PM

Quote from: msduncan on February 11, 2012, 03:30:40 PM


don't worry, Amazon still has them, so does Target and Gamestop.

Oh I know, but it's good to see them sell out even if Walmart just understocked them (possible).    To the unwashed masses that don't know the gaming industry tricks:   Sold out means TOTALLY AWESOMES MUST HAVES!!!!!!!.

that's what my eBay account wants to hear!

[edit]  I was looking into Little Deviants - anyone else think they really should have included it as a free game (like Nintendo did with Wii Sports or the games that came with the 3DS) since it sounds like a great way to show off the system abilities?

Uhhh... yeah.  Big time.   Little Deviants should have been a package deal with every Vita.   The First Edition Bundles should have received Uncharted like they did in Canada.

judging from it's reviews it might not have been a good package deal idea after all.

Even more of a reason why it should have been part of the package. As it is, it's not worth paying for, but it would have been much better received if it was free. It's not like we're spoiled when it comes to this kind of thing. With the exception of Wii Sports, I can't think of any excellent games included with launch consoles ever.
4086  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning announced on: February 13, 2012, 06:12:29 PM

Quote from: Arkon on February 13, 2012, 04:54:01 PM

Quote from: Lockdown on February 08, 2012, 03:19:55 PM

If you wait a few days, I'm sure people will start complaining about all the things they don't like.  Might save you some money.  

Also, in case it benefits anyone else:  I found out why my load screens were ridiculously long.  In a word... V-Sync.  I disabled it via the game and the loadtimes went from about 45 seconds to less than 3 seconds.  Found that little trick from reading the Gamespot forums of all places.

edit to clarify:  I'm speaking about the loadtimes upon entering/exiting a building or new area.


My load times haven't changed when using V-sync or not...however when I have V-Sync disabled, I get a weird "whining" sound coming from what I am guessing is the video card when I am on the loading splash screens and main menu.

You might want to keep v-sync enabled then. That sound you describe is the fan on the graphics card spinning up because your computer is suddenly trying to render hundreds of frames of menus to the screen per second. If the developers didn't plan for this (and many don't), you risk overheating and destroying your graphics card.
4087  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (02/13) on: February 13, 2012, 12:35:55 PM

Quote from: Razgon on February 13, 2012, 12:04:54 PM

Quote from: TiLT on February 13, 2012, 11:11:39 AM

The Vita isn't out in Europe until next week, so... nothing for me this week.

What is The Vita?

Playstation Vita, of course. No capitalization of "the", unless, like in my case, the word is at the start of a sentence.

Not enough coffee today? slywink
4088  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Kingdoms of Amalur demo on: February 13, 2012, 11:28:33 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on February 11, 2012, 06:04:32 PM

I have been reading up about getting a house for storage,which apparently i will probably get it tonight

The Chest in the house hold 155 items,and is 'shared' between all other houses

although i will easily fill that up,155 + whatever you are carrying(my total is currently at 80,not sure if i can get more backpacks),i guess that will have to do

I think my tally of completely worthless shit in Skyrim easily toppled 1000 items stuffed into all the chests in that one house in Whiterun  icon_lol

Why are you keeping so much stuff? The only things I keep in my house's chest are those that I'm not sure if might be useful for certain quests later. If a weapon, armor or apparel isn't better than what I have currently, I either take it apart at a forge (preferably) or sell it. There's no reason at all to keep all that stuff. Even if you want to change your playstyle halfway through the game it's easy enough to craft or buy what you need when that happens. You might be able to make a case for keeping set items around, but in my experience you'll never even get close to finishing a set before you've completely outleveled it.

In other news, I'm finding the game to be almost ridiculously easy, which is ironic since I'm playing on Hard. Yesterday I wandered into a zone that was above my level (currently 15). Almost every monster I came across there had an orange name, which I think indicates it's about 2-3 levels above yours. Through a freak accident I managed to aggro 4 whole groups of enemies at the same time while there (including a bunch of trolls and wolves), yet I won the fight without any major problems, chugging only one or two potions along the way. It doesn't help that I feel like I'm leveling way too fast. I've barely left the first major area in the game (the forest), yet I'm already getting close to reaching the second last tier of abilities in the Might tree.

They need to add a patch with a new difficulty like Hard, but which seriously reduces xp gain (perhaps reducing it to as little as 30% of the current values or so). That might fix all the difficulty issues I'm having.
4089  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: the top 50 best endings in games(get ready to call BS) on: February 13, 2012, 11:20:33 AM
Polls about this kind of thing are completely worthless. All they show is which games have been played by the most people. I'd guess that a large percentage of the asked people exclusively play Call of Duty, and so their answer to the poll is obviously going to be that.

Determining the best ending in some kind of measurable way must instead be done by a committee that has to discuss and explain their choices. This has been done before, I think.
4090  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (02/13) on: February 13, 2012, 11:11:39 AM
The Vita isn't out in Europe until next week, so... nothing for me this week.
4091  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Double Fine Adventure (Kickstart a classic adventure game from Schafer/Gilbert) on: February 11, 2012, 09:08:46 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on February 11, 2012, 03:43:19 AM

Funding seems to have slowed down considerably, but they are just on the cusp of $1.5 million.

For comparison, Tim mentioned that the budget for Day of the Tentacle was about $600K, Full Throttle was about $1.5M, and Grim Fandango was $3M.

Adjusted for inflation?
4092  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Kingdoms of Amalur demo on: February 11, 2012, 09:05:29 AM
I pretty much always go for the PC versions of games when available since my PC is way more powerful than my consoles. Still, for Amalur I went with the PS3 version, to a large degree because the graphics are so bad anyway that seeing it in greater detail won't really do much for me.

I haven't really gotten far into the game yet, as I couldn't really start playing until yesterday. Took a fighter character up to level 3 on Normal. Found Shepard's armor (despite not playing the ME3 demo) and the Fate-Touched weapons and used them (dropped the weapons quickly though as I could craft much better ones almost instantly). Ended up feeling that the game was way too easy, and I hated having Shepard's armor equipped since it meant that I was overpowered and could find no joy in finding armor drops for a while since they'd all be worse than what I had.

Ended up restarting with the same kind of character on Hard. Went up to the chest with all the items, opened it, then promptly closed it and pretended it didn't exist. The game got much better as a result.
4093  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Double Fine Adventure (Kickstart a classic adventure game from Schafer/Gilbert) on: February 10, 2012, 11:28:07 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 09, 2012, 11:45:22 PM

I think now that they hit 1 million they should start funding another game, and then another one every million dollars after that.

They won't do that, as that would break a fundamental promise they make in the Kickstarter itself: Any money above the initial $400,000 will be used to improve the quality of the game and the documentary. More money means better and more music, better voice actors, better graphics, etc...
4094  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Windows 8 on: February 10, 2012, 09:21:06 AM

Quote from: Misguided on February 09, 2012, 04:47:57 AM

So, I'm going to be building a new machine shortly. Should I buy Windows 7?

What else would you buy? Vista? XP?

Windows 7 is the only decent choice today.
4095  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Double Fine Adventure (Kickstart a classic adventure game from Schafer/Gilbert) on: February 09, 2012, 02:36:18 PM
Well, technically it's $162,000 beyond full funding at the time of writing. slywink
4096  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: By popular request on: February 09, 2012, 01:17:58 PM

Quote from: Razgon on February 09, 2012, 12:58:50 PM

ugh - seems things happen when you look way for a while - Nice one! I assume this is for Android and Iphone as well?

Don't they teach you to read in Denmark? slywink

From the forum description: "iOS, Android, Handhelds of any kind? It all goes here!". In other words, Android and iPhone are the only two systems that are clearly identified.
4097  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Double Fine Adventure (Kickstart a classic adventure game from Schafer/Gilbert) on: February 09, 2012, 10:52:41 AM
And it's fully funded! I added $30 of my own. smile
4098  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: By popular request on: February 08, 2012, 02:52:26 PM
Wait, is this for DS, 3DS, PSP, Vita, etc. as well?
4099  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Kingdoms of Amalur demo on: February 08, 2012, 05:33:53 AM

Quote from: pr0ner on February 08, 2012, 03:59:19 AM

Hmm, those are some very polarizing reviews.

I get the impression (from the reviews I've read) that the polarizing nature comes from the involvement of R. A. Salvatore (this is the guy who introduced one of the most loved and hated fantasy characters ever, after all) and the WoW-like graphics. Both of those are pretty huge negatives in my eyes, so I'll have to more or less ignore them in favor of the actual gameplay. Some reviewers may not be able to do so, perhaps because they weren't prepared for what the game is. The combination of Salvatore and WoW-graphics leads to a dense and generic world and story that certainly doesn't appeal to everyone.
4100  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Kingdoms of Amalur demo on: February 07, 2012, 08:44:22 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on February 07, 2012, 08:39:17 PM

if that is true then i WILL give it a miss,i just thought they were exclusive weapons and armour,i am already buying the guide with the game being 200hrs + so probably will already have all the help i need anyway if i get stuck

so are the pre-order weapons the same then?,with the game out Friday i was thinking of going out and pre-ordering still

I admittedly have only limited knowledge about these new DLC packs, so what I said above may not be strictly true. I'd be surprised if it isn't however.

The pre-order weapons are more powerful than other early equipment from what I hear, but not by much. They aren't going to change the experience to a large degree.
4101  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Kingdoms of Amalur demo on: February 07, 2012, 08:15:16 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on February 07, 2012, 07:02:41 PM

not sure why they are cheat codes,they are packs of exclusive armour and weapons for certain toons that aren't usually in the game,probably do something that the other weapons don't do,but i don't think they are meant to overpower a player are they?

Of course they are! They aren't cheat codes. They are glorified cheat codes. I drew the parallel with the hint numbers you could call in the old days to get actual cheat codes, and the comparison is apt in my opinion. Unless EA has suddenly decided to try something completely new, these DLC packs are a way to make you overpowered (though not too much, I gather) through the early parts of the game. You essentially pay money to reduce the difficulty. I severely doubt the game has been balanced against this new equipment.

It's EA's way of tempting you with more power if you're only willing to part with some extra cash. They did the same thing with Dead Space, providing overpowered (and overpriced!) weapons to those willing to pay for it. The overall opinion was that these new weapons and armor ruined the game experience, at least for the first playthrough.
4102  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Kingdoms of Amalur demo on: February 07, 2012, 06:49:23 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on February 07, 2012, 06:38:49 PM

I actually may only need to buy one of the DLC anyway

You don't need to buy anything! These DLC packs are just glorified cheat codes that only help in the early game, unless I'm entirely mistaken. I'm surprised they're generating discussion at all, particularly in a community where I'd expect most players don't need that kind of thing. Are you people so desperate to own every single bit of content for a game, no matter how useless to you, that you absolutely MUST purchase any bit of DLC that comes across your path?
4103  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Kingdoms of Amalur demo on: February 07, 2012, 03:16:23 PM
Not to mention that this is essentially the modern version of cheat codes that you had to pay to get by calling certain telephone numbers. These DLC packs only give you a power boost and shouldn't at all be necessary for those wanting to play the regular game.
4104  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning announced on: February 06, 2012, 08:57:36 PM

Quote from: Arclight on February 06, 2012, 08:49:33 PM

When you think about it, it does feel like marketing manipulation to get us to purchase early from them.

No need to think or feel. They are manipulating the market on purpose, for obvious reasons. It's even worse with games like Mass Effect 3 where they, after 2 games on Steam, decide to make it exclusive to Origin. At that point I say "fuck you!" to EA and find alternate means of playing the game that doesn't benefit their greed and doesn't reward them for a hostile attitude towards paying customers.
4105  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning announced on: February 06, 2012, 08:10:02 PM
EA is using every sleazy tactic they've got to make people desperate enough to use Origin. Don't give in. When you're downloading the game on Steam on release day, imagine that as your way of giving EA the proverbial finger.
4106  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (02/06) on: February 06, 2012, 11:01:12 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on February 06, 2012, 10:58:54 AM

oh and you only have a few more days to call it PSN,as of the 8th it becomes SEN(Sony Entertainment Network),for some damn reason Tongue

Unless I'm entirely mistaken, that's not true at all. It'll still be PSN, but the user accounts will now be associated with the Sony brand instead of the Playstation brand to show that they are all interconnected. You'll still be buying your software through PSN as long as you're using a Playstation console of some kind.
4107  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (02/06) on: February 06, 2012, 06:39:44 AM
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning for the PS3. Already bought Resident Evil Revelations two weeks ago and finished it this weekend.
4108  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Resident Evil: Revelations on: February 04, 2012, 06:29:18 PM
I don't own the circle pad pro, and yet the game controls are fine. Whether you'll like the addon or not for this game depends on how you like the controls in RE4 and 5, I suspect. If you hated those controls, the circle pad pro is probably a good idea. If not, you won't have any issues without it.
4109  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Resident Evil: Revelations on: February 04, 2012, 05:13:16 PM
Aaaand it's done! Just finished the campaign mode, which took me 11 hours and 20 minutes according to the in-game clock. That's a nice size for a portable RE game, particularly when you add in Raid mode as well, which is going to keep me busy for some time still.

I have to say, it's one hell of a transition from RE5 to this when it comes to ammo. You always feel like you're just about to run out here, and if you don't it's a sure sign that the next enemy you meet is going to be a boss (of which there is a surprising amount). For the last 5 chapters or so I pretty much abandoned my handgun since I never had any ammo for it. It wasn't unusual for me to have to try out weapons I normally didn't use, simply because ammo was getting scarce for my favorites. Making every shot count is extremely important here.

Anyway, loved the game from start to finish. This is probably the most impressive 3DS title to date.
4110  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone read The Order of the Stick webcomic? on: February 03, 2012, 03:12:26 PM
Yes, Don't Split the Party is the last book currently out. The latest story arc seems to be moving towards a conclusion though, so it might not be long until we get another book.
4111  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 02, 2012, 02:26:34 PM

Quote from: TK-421 on February 02, 2012, 02:24:15 PM

Is there a link that can verify that the owner did, in fact, break his wrist?

I read my news in Norwegian, so you're going to have to rely on your Google-Fu for this one.
4112  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 02, 2012, 02:15:50 PM

Quote from: TK-421 on February 02, 2012, 01:19:39 PM

Hey, I know this is the internet where everybody loves to come off as morally superior to complete strangers but while you are feeling so awesome about what a wonderful person you are and totally above posting something as horrible as that gif keep the following in mind:

1.  The owner does not appear to be significantly harmed in any way other than possibly suffering a sprained wrist and/or bump to the head.
2.  The dog is clearly shown to be OK and capable of walking after the incident.

If the results had been different (say like the dog being sheared in two) or the outcome left to be far more ambiguous (such as the dog shown rising up the door and the clip ending before showing the dog to be OK) then I would not have posted it.

To me it's more about how an owners moment of inattentiveness caused what very nearly might have been a tragedy but in the end we can breath a sigh of relief that the neither the dog nor the owner were seriously injured (that we can tell though the evidence supports it).

But as long as you are comfortable up there on the high horse I'm cool with that too.

My post was intended to expand upon what was being shown in that GIF. The guy didn't sprain his wrist btw. As I said, he broke it and suffered a real shock as well when he didn't know what had happened to the dog. I don't find the animation particularly fun or funny, but it's at least fascinating and turned out reasonably well for everyone. I'm not sure if it's appropriate for this thread, but I'm not going to go there. Others have clearly shown what they think of my previous attempts at getting rid of pics that looked much worse than what you posted.
4113  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone read The Order of the Stick webcomic? on: February 02, 2012, 01:45:35 PM

Quote from: rshetts2 on February 01, 2012, 12:28:52 AM

thats pretty cool.  I used to read OOTS but lost track when he went thru several large time periods with no updates on line.  Great web comic though, very funny.

He does that once in a while. Rich Burlew has some kind of medical condition (which he refuses to elaborate upon) that makes it impossible for him to draw the comic for lengthy periods of time. It's nothing life-threatening, but it's something we fans have to just accept. Right now he's been going strong for about 2 months or so, with as much as 2-3 updates every week.
4114  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: PSP2 Revealed, Codenamed 'NGP' aka PlayStation Vita on: February 01, 2012, 05:14:33 PM

Quote from: skystride on February 01, 2012, 04:00:44 PM

I think I just preordered the basic Vita (no memory cards?).  Does that mean I won't even be able to save games until I get a memory card?

I believe the Vita comes with a basic memory card in the package. Either 2 or 4 GB, I suppose.
4115  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: PSP2 Revealed, Codenamed 'NGP' aka PlayStation Vita on: February 01, 2012, 12:06:33 PM

Quote from: Azhag on February 01, 2012, 12:02:43 PM

Is it just me or is even a large card not going to last long? Even PSP games were a couple gigs, weren't they?

I've been thinking the same thing, but I guess it depends on the game. Also, if this works the same as the PSP you can download your games on a PS3 (if you have one) and store them there, then transfer and install them via wifi when you want to play them.
4116  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 01, 2012, 06:33:21 AM

Quote from: TK-421 on January 31, 2012, 10:25:48 PM



That's a pretty freaky situation and not really funny. The guy broke his wrist and was pretty much in shock mere moments after the clip above, expecting to find his dog dead and mutilated when he got back to the bottom of the elevator. Luckily, at least the dog was unscathed. Confused, but unscathed.
4117  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: PSP2 Revealed, Codenamed 'NGP' aka PlayStation Vita on: February 01, 2012, 06:21:16 AM
I don't care about the discounts on PSN downloads as it'll all be more expensive than buying on places like Play.com anyway (at least for someone living in Norway. The exchange rates are crazy these days). What I care about is being able to store the game on my Vita so I don't have to drag my games around physically. That's worth quite a bit to me. The price difference won't really ruin me anyway, considering the small list of games I'm planning on buying.

Speaking of which, the launch titles I'm considering getting are Uncharted (already ordered), Dungeon Hunter: Alliance and Super Stardust Delta.
4118  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone read The Order of the Stick webcomic? on: January 31, 2012, 09:57:07 PM
For those who haven't got the books, this is your first opportunity in years to get every single one of them, even including Snips, Snaps and Dragon Tails, a limited book that will never be put up for regular sale. Some of the books have been out of print for ages, or only available in very limited supply.

As for myself, I own all the books already so there's not much for me to pay for in the Kickstarter that is of interest. At least I put in a $10 contribution, if nothing else.
4119  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLIG] Dark Reign on: January 31, 2012, 09:17:26 PM

Quote from: Caine on January 31, 2012, 08:11:29 PM

I loved the epic size of the maps you could make in the editor.  a buddy and I inadvertently picked the game up the same day it launched and played for weeks without saying anything.  when we finally talked we both geeked out about the same game.  we had tried to make an epic size map like a big jail break/infiltration mission but never got around to it.  the stealthy aspects really made small group tactics enjoyable and I loved the unit options they had.  shame that rts games really ignored all that in favor of mobs of ctrl groups marching across the map. 

Dark Reign really did a lot of clever stuff that should have been part of modern RTS-games but which isn't. One example is splash damage. Many weapons dealt splash damage instead of just damaging one unit at a time. This punished large clusters of units in one place. There was also a large difference between how effective certain units were against other units, making it important to keep your forces diverse so that you wouldn't be punished by a force specially built to take out yours. Base defenses were also very strong, which meant it was hard to take over an enemy base with pure force.

The result was that a huge tank rush could fizzle and die against just a few turrets, while a small, dedicated task force of half a dozen specialized units could destroy an entire base if played smart. Flanking maneuvers were hugely effective, and scouts were absolutely vital if you were to attack a strong position.
4120  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: PSP2 Revealed, Codenamed 'NGP' aka PlayStation Vita on: January 31, 2012, 05:51:27 PM

Quote from: Crusis on January 31, 2012, 05:46:17 PM

The rep mentioned streaming games and an upcoming emulator to allow PSP games to be played.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that functionality is inbuilt already. In fact, the so-called "Vita hack" actually just hacks the PSP emulator.

Quote
That reminds me, I wasn't paying that much attention ... what format do games come in? Are they like DS games?

They come on some kind of proprietary memory stick. Not quite like DS games, in other words, but not too dissimilar either.
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