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4121  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 08, 2011, 07:28:09 PM

Quote from: Purge on November 08, 2011, 05:15:13 PM



SHORYUKEN!
4122  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception!! on: November 07, 2011, 09:28:23 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on November 07, 2011, 09:16:51 PM

Quote from: Turtle on November 07, 2011, 09:00:36 PM

I have the feeling the next Drake game will show up on the PS4, and probably be way more open in terms of its puzzles and environments.

I think there's a missed opportunity for more exploration aspects with less linear shooting, at least, when not in a big action set piece.

Stuff where you go an entire level exploring a decent sized location to try and uncover a secret. Just wandering around, finding stuff to jot down in Nate's notebook, instead of everything already being in there.

If the next one is on PS4 I will be a sad panda. I can't get enough Drake!!

There's two years between each Uncharted game, which means the next one should hit in November 2013. That's around the same time as I tend to predict that the PS4 is going to be released, and I would expect Sony and Naughty Dog to time this so that Uncharted 4 becomes a launch title.
4123  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/06) on: November 07, 2011, 07:13:54 AM
Skyrim on PC has been preordered on Steam for a while, so technically I'm not really buying it this week. slywink
4124  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman: Arkham City on: November 06, 2011, 10:02:09 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 05, 2011, 11:49:57 PM

Quote from: lex on October 18, 2011, 07:07:06 PM

It's up for preorder on steam with a release date of Nov 15.  $49.99, with a 20% discount if you already own Batman: Arkham Asylum or Lego Batman through steam.

Bought....

now the page says November 22nd....

25th here. What's this, the 4th delay? 5th? It has removed all my enthusiasm for the game, that's for sure. WB keeps pushing the release back without giving us a reason, treating us like second-rate customers. Well fuck them! I won't vote for Arkham City in GOTY polls no matter how good it is, and I won't buy a single piece of DLC. The game itself I got as part of the Nvidia promotion, so I didn't pay directly for it. WB needs to learn how to do business. 
4125  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect 3 on: November 06, 2011, 09:56:43 AM
It's an interesting concept, and I'm kind of surprised nobody has done it before (that I can think of). For a game that is already such a hybrid between action and RPG, being able to separate those two genres at will is a nice addition.
4126  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Elder Scrolls V:Skyrim on: November 05, 2011, 09:40:30 PM

Quote from: Destructor on November 01, 2011, 09:19:07 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on November 01, 2011, 08:43:28 PM

and hopefully the range of voices for the characters as well  paranoid

They've also said there's a lot more generic voice actors, so it won't be two people being the voices for an entire race (one male, one female).

Up to and including Fallout New Vegas (in which I assume Bethesda had a large hand in the voice acting department), they haven't been able to do this properly. New Vegas actually got pretty bad because each faction had a limited few actors for it. If you ever visited the NCR base in the very southwest corner of the map, you'll have noticed how there's just one voice actor for every male character there.
4127  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Hobbit finds a director on: November 04, 2011, 10:50:20 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 04, 2011, 10:29:39 PM

Cripes, I was hoping the 3D thing was a joke...

Why? You don't have to watch it in 3D if you don't want to, and I wouldn't expect Peter Jackson to throw things at the screen to show off. It most likely won't affect you at all.
4128  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception!! on: November 04, 2011, 10:13:33 PM
Just finished the game myself. First playthrough was on Hard, so the experience got a little... extended. There isn't really a massive amount of hard battles in the game, but the ones that are there are long and punishing. Some of them I have no idea how I'll ever do on Crushing... which means I'm just going to have to try. slywink Cover isn't anywhere near as effective here as in the previous two games, since enemies will often show up behind you or do their best to flank you from the very first moments of a battle. Combat can feel a little unfair at times because of this (and because the game throws ridiculous odds at you occasionally).

For those who may be on the fence because of the stupid boss fight in the previous game, don't worry. They do it right and awesome this time. Perhaps they're erring a bit on the easy side now, but that's better than the alternative IMO.

As for a different fence, if you're cautious about this game because of the "monsters" in earlier games, here's a non-spoilery spoiler so that you'll have an idea if and how this game treats the same subject:

Spoiler for Hiden:
There's still something like that, but it's very different this time and most likely won't cause you any real frustration.

All in all, I'd say Uncharted 2 was slightly better, but that's not saying much considering the outstanding quality of these games in the first place. smile There was a section in the middle of this game that was really frustrating, partly because it was too cluttered and messed with the controls, and partly because it didn't really fit into the story. It felt like the developers just slapped it in there because they felt it was cool (and part of it certainly is!). That section also had the hardest fights for me, but maybe I just got better towards the end.

The game looked totally awesome in 3D. The sense of depth was superb and really enhanced the scenes, particularly the ones with a grand scale, and the ones with a smaller scale but movable lighting. Walking through a cave in 3D while holding a flashlight looks almost too good.

Edit: Btw, there was one potential important plot hole that bothered me towards the end: (big spoiler!)

Spoiler for Hiden:
The English magician seems to use the hallucinogenic water all the way from the early parts of the game. Where did he get it from when they obviously don't know where to find it?
4129  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mystery GOG countdown (now general GOG discussion) on: November 04, 2011, 05:48:47 AM

Quote from: baelthazar on November 04, 2011, 05:32:20 AM

Seriously, I don't think the company even exists any more, so shouldn't it be pretty easy?

That's probably exactly why it's hard. Someone owns the rights, but when a company collapses it suddenly becomes very hard to figure out exactly who.
4130  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: November 03, 2011, 06:02:12 AM

Quote from: Jumangi on November 02, 2011, 11:40:13 PM

Whats better about the graphics? Looks just like GTA IV to me.

There's way more detail here, and the people look more real than in GTA4, both in looks and behavior.
4131  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dark Souls on: November 03, 2011, 05:58:04 AM

Quote from: onnel on November 03, 2011, 05:08:40 AM

Feeling a bit stalled...I'm up to the butterfly boss in the garden, but don't feel confident taking it alone and also working my way in to blight town, but it's still pretty nasty for me (I'm level 28).

I'd love to get some help for the butterfly, but even as human I don't find any summon signs around (and the NPC one is now gone...can you only access NPC summons once?).

Any thoughts on where I should go/what I should do?

Moonlight Butterfly is possibly the easiest and most relaxing boss fight in the game (when not bringing cheese tactics into the mix, anyway), so go ahead and fight it alone. It's nothing to worry about. I took it out on my first attempt, and I'm playing a pure melee character, the worst matchup for that fight.
4132  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception!! on: November 02, 2011, 10:12:02 PM
I only have 33% accuracy myself, so don't feel too bad.

Time to point out a few annoyances I have with the game so far:

Having played quite a bit longer into the game, the combat difficulty sure has ramped up. I'm playing on Hard, and it shows! It seems like the way combat is handled has been moved closer towards Uncharted 1 in that you'll frequently find enemies attacking you unexpectedly from behind and in that most of them will charge you recklessly instead of hiding behind cover. Both those in combination make for some frustrating moments. When you're hiding behind inadequate cover pointing only halfway in the right direction while two snipers are waiting to shoot you when you pop out, with one guy running in a wide circle to flank you, a guy with a grenade launcher firing at you every other second, a heavily armored dude walking directly towards you with a shotgun and several grunts hiding behind cover in the distance lobbing grenades at you, things can feel just a bit unfair. And that's before reinforcements spawn directly behind you. I've cursed at the screen a few times when I've suffered deaths I really had no real way of predicting or avoiding. You're constantly under fire, which means cover is extremely important. On the other hand, there's almost always someone behind you (or above/beneath you. This game is very vertical at times), which means cover is a liability. It makes me confused about what I'm actually supposed to be doing. I can't recall Uncharted 2 ever doing anything like this, yet Uncharted 3 does it repeatedly.

There's one section that was horribly frustrating for me. This was the (and this isn't a huge spoiler)
Spoiler for Hiden:
ship graveyard,
which ended up being a show reel of the worst parts of the Uncharted controls. You're moving in tight spaces with lots and lots and lots of clutter around you. Hitting the cover button (either to roll or to get into cover) more often than not seems to stick me to something else than what I had in mind. Moving while in cover sometimes moved me past corners, directly into the line of fire of enemies when I was expecting to stop at the corner so I could take potshots. The environment was so cluttered that I really couldn't keep track of where the enemies were or where they were coming from, and one enemy was in a heavily fortified spot high above where he could rain bullets down on me almost anywhere. Enemies would run up to me for melee combat, but trying to respond in kind usually brought me into the line of fire of other enemies, leading to my imminent death. Once combat was over, it was far from clear where I had to go to proceed. I walked in circles for about 10-15 minutes before I finally figured out where to go at one point. The game tried to give me a hint, but this was while I was in the middle of combat, zoomed in with a scope on a dangerous enemy, which meant I couldn't trigger it without putting myself at extreme risk. It never attempted to give me the hint again. I was glad to be done with that part, and the one immediately after was all kinds of awesome.

Finally, why the hell is Elena suddenly Asian? She seriously doesn't look like herself. She's barely recognizable. It also looks like they increased her bust size for some reason. Chloe has vaguely Asian features as well in bright light, but it's much worse for Elena. I can't even look at her without feeling upset that they've changed her so much, and for no good reason too. Elena was beautiful before. Now she looks... weird, making it really hard to connect with her. I haven't read many reviews of this game, but I suspect this is something more people than me must have pointed out.

With all that said, this is still an Uncharted game. So far it's not as good as Uncharted 2, but the difference is only slight. It's well worth the purchase. Now I'm all fidgety because I can't play tomorrow and won't be able to continue the story until Friday.
4133  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dark Souls on: November 02, 2011, 05:46:32 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on November 02, 2011, 02:27:45 AM

The large patch of goodness hits very, very soon.  Looks like a solid list of fixes including almost everything on my list of wants.

Link?
4134  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception!! on: November 01, 2011, 10:02:05 PM

Quote from: PR_GMR on November 01, 2011, 09:15:00 PM

Question for those who are playing: Do the games first chapters spoil the ending of 'Uncharted 2'? Thanks!

No. I'm just about halfway through the game, but there has been only two mentions of the events in the previous game, and neither spoils anything. I don't see why anyone would play this game before Uncharted 2 though. There's simply no reason for skipping it.

It's getting late here, so I finally had to turn the game off. That was hard to do. smile There's a much bigger focus on team dynamics in this game than the previous two, so there's plenty of banter and supporting fire. It feels like there's less awesome set-pieces than in Uncharted 2 though, but that's probably just because that game was such a large step ahead from the first one, while this one is just more of the greatness that was the second game. The part where I'm at now is dragging a little, but I think it's got just one or two scenes left before it's over. This is also partly because I'm looking forward to the stuff that's coming next in the game, some of which has been previewed earlier.

Playing in 3D is completely immersive and really enhances the graphics for me. There's a real sense of scale and mass like this.
4135  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception!! on: November 01, 2011, 04:53:21 PM
Just reached chapter 4 and had to take a break to eat dinner. Playing in 3D on a 50 inch plasma screen, which is a great experience. Everything seems so much more lifelike and realistic with the extra dimension. It's fantastic to see the gang back in action too. The storytelling has been awesome so far, and that's after only 3 introductory chapters. I've been laughing out loud more than I should already. Can't wait to see the rest. smile
4136  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Elder Scrolls V:Skyrim on: October 31, 2011, 08:50:27 PM
Bethesda has a few... issues... that they struggle to overcome with every game they release. One of them is animation, but I almost never care about that since I have no interest in playing their games in third person.

A worse issue they have is that they somehow manage to make any voice actor sound bored and uninspired, no matter how good that actor is. They managed to blunder their way through Patrick Stewart, Liam Neeson and Sean Bean, great actors all, without getting a good performance out of any of them. Only Malcolm McDowell (of all the well-known actors) managed to pull off a respectable performance for them that I can recall, but that's partly because he always sounds the same anyway. I really don't understand how they do it. There must be something about the process they put their actors through that takes away their inspiration, but without an insider's view of the process it's impossible to tell what that could be.

Another issue is the level scaling, but that has been covered in depth already, so no need to retread that ground.

All in all though, these things don't matter all that much because (apart from the level scaling) none of these issues are central to the games' designs. You can play Oblivion for hundreds of hours without ever hearing Sean Bean's voice, and you can do the same with Liam Neeson in Fallout 3 (apart from the very beginning). The animation is hardly an issue for those who play in first person.
4137  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: The Repopulation on: October 31, 2011, 06:19:21 PM
Most of those features sound like they were lifted straight out of Star Wars Galaxies.






Which is fine by me! smile
4138  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/31) on: October 31, 2011, 10:15:19 AM
Uncharted 3 is on its way to me in the mail. Hopefully I'll have it tomorrow. smile
4139  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dark Souls on: October 31, 2011, 06:02:31 AM
Still not worth it. At all.
4140  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on: October 30, 2011, 07:15:27 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 30, 2011, 06:25:33 PM

on dragons:

Quote
PC Gamer: When you’re not doing the main quest, how common is it for you to run into a dragon?

Todd Howard: You have to do a little bit of the main quest – just the initial stuff – for the dragons to really start appearing, because it sits in with the story. After that point, the more of the main quest you do, the more dragons you’ll run into. But it’s hard to quantify it. They appear every once in a while. Not at a rate that is annoying… it still feels special. It’s hard to know how people will play the game and it’s a little bit random.

hopefully they don't get as bad as Oblivion gates-  those suckers were popping up so much it felt like the Daedras should have just been able to take over.

It's official: Dragons are the new cliff racers. slywink
4141  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Internet Connection Problems (Torrent Related) UPDATED and still lost.... on: October 28, 2011, 07:10:48 AM

Quote from: gellar on October 27, 2011, 06:43:47 PM

Yeah no idea as to specifically why.  Maybe bad network drivers causing UDP to do weird things.  Maybe the router handles UDP poorly.  Maybe the torrent client is doing bad stuff to UDP.  It's a fairly unused protocol in the consumer world these days, so none of those would surprise me.

Is it? I was under the impression that UDP is still the primary protocol used for network gaming. Has this changed in recent years for some reason?
4142  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The 'EngineNo9 Kicked Us Out of the Other Thread' Buffy Discussion Thread on: October 27, 2011, 06:20:43 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 27, 2011, 06:12:45 PM

*
Spoiler for Hiden:
Of course, "Once More With Feeling" is just damned good fun, but I think "The Body" may be the finest thing Joss has ever done.

Spoiler for Hiden:
"Once More With Feeling" was actually supposed to be where "Hush" is in the show, but they weren't able to do it so they replaced it with an episode that was its complete opposite.
4143  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lindsay Lohan to pose for Playboy on: October 27, 2011, 05:23:14 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on October 27, 2011, 04:22:11 PM

Maybe she just didn't have the chops for adult roles.

I guess we'll know when she inevitably ends up doing porn. slywink
4144  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The 'EngineNo9 Kicked Us Out of the Other Thread' Buffy Discussion Thread on: October 27, 2011, 01:51:26 PM

Quote from: Gratch on October 27, 2011, 01:37:37 PM

Also watched the first episode of Angel.  Not thrilled about Cordelia, but will certainly give it a look.

Angel rocks! Well, except parts of season 3 and the entirety of season 4, which both suck. In fact, anything involving Connor (you'll know him when you see him) is absolutely horrible. The show redeems itself with the final season though.
4145  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lindsay Lohan to pose for Playboy on: October 27, 2011, 01:12:20 PM

Quote from: Razgon on October 27, 2011, 11:37:20 AM

Man, some of you guys are really mean.

She's not here to read this stuff, so how is it mean?
4146  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.
4147  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.
4148  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
4149  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.
4150  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?

4151  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).
4152  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.
4153  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
4154  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.
4155  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.
4156  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.
4157  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.
4158  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.
4159  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.
4160  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.
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