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81  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Shenmue 3 (kickstarter) on: June 17, 2015, 04:10:23 AM

Quote from: Andrew Wonser on June 17, 2015, 02:20:16 AM

There's also the case where they intentionally set a low amount because if they put the actual amount it would scare people away.

That was only a problem in the early days. They've learned since then.
82  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 4 is coming (please mark spoilers) on: June 16, 2015, 06:54:23 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on June 16, 2015, 06:30:08 PM

What was the point of all the R+L=J stuff and the hints dropped this season that Jon wasn't Ned's bastard after all?

The fact that Jon is dead doesn't mean he'll remain dead. Everything points to him getting some kind of resurrection or reincarnation.
83  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 4 is coming (please mark spoilers) on: June 16, 2015, 05:35:27 PM
Why use spoilers in this thread right now, unless we're talking about things that are specifically from the books or non-speculative information from next season?

Stannis is definitely dead. The episode's director has confirmed it. They cut away from his decapitation because they didn't want it to be gratuitous.

Other fates he has confirmed: (may be considered spoilers if you'd rather not know)

Spoiler for Hiden:
Myrcella: Dead
Theon: Alive
Sansa: Alive
Jon Snow: Dead (though that's not saying much in this particular case)
Meryn Trant: Dead (OMG!)
84  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Horizon Zero Dawn on: June 16, 2015, 05:21:41 PM

Quote from: Teggy on June 16, 2015, 03:30:23 PM

I do hope they have some good explanation for the setting - tons of technology but they live in caves and wear animal skins?

Looks like maybe it was a design they built a story around, and not vice versa. If it's fun it doesn't really matter I guess.

I thought it was obvious from the trailer. Technology rebelled against humanity, so humanity's use of it is very limited. It's kind of like The Matrix, only the machines are actually trying to exterminate humans directly.
85  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 4 is coming (please mark spoilers) on: June 16, 2015, 05:16:15 AM

Quote from: Turtle on June 16, 2015, 05:03:07 AM

Spoiler for Hiden:
I will actually be very surprised that he stays dead because even Martin has said he's loathe to kill any more main characters.

Spoiler for Hiden:
You've been dreaming. Tongue

GRRM has specifically said that he's about to trim the roster of POV characters to prepare for the end of the story. He's warned us that we should expect to see some of our favorite characters die soon.
86  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: June 15, 2015, 06:57:49 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on June 15, 2015, 06:53:11 PM

D. id just conclusively proved they can do absolutely nothing original.

Doom 3 proved that people didn't want "original" when it comes to the Doom franchise. Doom 4 tries to appeal to those who enjoyed Doom 1 and 2.
87  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2015 on: June 15, 2015, 06:25:04 PM

Quote from: Zinfan on June 15, 2015, 06:18:03 PM

The W10 XB1 cross abilities (i.e. making Fallout 4 mods on the computer that can be used in XB1 version) seem like it opens a lot of things up.

I can't shake the feeling that Sony or Microsoft has presented something similar before, perhaps for another game. Am I wrong?
88  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2015 on: June 15, 2015, 06:05:40 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on June 15, 2015, 06:03:30 PM

Aww, I was really hoping for one more big "but also, BAM" moment.

It was a great showing for Microsoft though. Based on reports of them holding back some games for Gamescom, I expected them to hand an easy "E3 victory" to Sony in exchange for dominating Gamescom later, but that wasn't the case at all. Sony will have a hard time topping this, unless they've got some serious aces up their sleeve.
89  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2015 on: June 15, 2015, 06:00:51 PM

Quote from: Caine on June 15, 2015, 05:58:59 PM

New Gears of War 4 trailer


Looks very nice.  Lots of environmental detail.  Great lighting effects.  Has a very horror feel to it.

Holiday 2016

You could hear the cheers dying the instant "Holiday 2016" appeared on the screen. The game's demo was impressive enough to make the release seem closer.
90  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2015 on: June 15, 2015, 05:48:44 PM
Hololens demo. Not shown: The extremely limited field of view that cuts off the 3D world long before you reach the edge of your vision. For all the potential joys of AR, I hate how they use misleading marketing for this thing.
91  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2015 on: June 15, 2015, 05:26:26 PM
Oh fuck no. "Early Access" coming to Xbox One. As if it hasn't done enough damage on Steam already.
92  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2015 on: June 15, 2015, 05:25:40 PM
I love Cuphead's aesthetics. This is the kind of stuff I watch Microsoft's conferences for.
93  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2015 on: June 15, 2015, 05:12:49 PM

Quote from: Caine on June 15, 2015, 05:11:45 PM

Finally, new look at The Division.  Very cinematic. 

No wonder, since it's a cinematic trailer. slywink
94  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2015 on: June 15, 2015, 05:07:14 PM
Can I just say how much I appreciate that Bethesda and Microsoft didn't go for the "exclusive Fallout 4 DLC" trap and instead actually made a constructive and positive addition to the game for Xbox One owners? This is how it should be done.
95  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2015 on: June 15, 2015, 04:58:49 PM
Fallout 4 mod support on Xbox One. Impressive.
96  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2015 on: June 15, 2015, 04:48:13 PM
Oh wow, backwards compatibility on the Xbox One. That's pretty damn awesome. Nice move, Microsoft! smile
97  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 4 is coming (please mark spoilers) on: June 12, 2015, 05:08:25 AM

Quote from: rittchard on June 11, 2015, 10:39:14 PM

OMG that is even worse, all that happened in the books and left no impact in my memory lol.  Actually I vaguely recall something now but it really didn't leave a strong impression.  Then again it's been around 4 years (?) since I read it.

That's okay. It's only the single most awesome moment in the last two books, and among the best moments in the entire book series. No big deal.
98  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Oculus Rift Consumer Version releasing in Q1 2016 on: June 11, 2015, 06:10:27 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on June 11, 2015, 05:51:01 PM

Holding an event and not releasing a price point?  

Maybe at E3. It might be too early for them to announce yet too, perhaps if they are working out some finer details. We'll see.

Anyway, for those who didn't watch the conference, here are the major points from it:

  • The Oculus Rift itself looks very good, features two high-quality headphones (unless you've got professional headphones, what you've got is probably not as good as these. If you do, you can easily detach these) with integrated 360-degree audio, has an elegant camera stand to put on your desk, is covered in fabric, has low-persistence OLED screens, and has adjustable lenses with space enough to accommodate glasses.
  • The Rift includes a wireless Xbox One controller. This one caught everyone off guard, because it's not really what anyone was expecting. They did this to make sure there's a unified control system that every developer can assume that all players have, which means they won't have to design control schemes for both keyboard/mouse and controllers, for example.
  • Oculus is partnering with Microsoft, including adding support for streaming Xbox One games to a virtual living room. I don't personally see the point as I'm sure most Xbox One owners already have a setup for their console that they're happy with, but it's here for those who are curious. There was no mention of having the Xbox One support the Rift directly, and I suspect that feature is not coming. The whole partnership was a little vague, but I'm sure we'll get more details later.
  • They're working on this incredible looking control setup that will come in the future but won't be included with the Rift itself. It's hard to describe, but it's got one controller for each hand, with buttons, thumbsticks, and even sensors that can detect finger movement so that they can replicate your gestures in games. They envision this as a multiplayer experience thing, allowing you to interact with other human beings in virtual worlds, for example by pointing or giving a thumbs up naturally.
  • A couple of new games were shown, and some were announced for E3 but not shown. All of them will be available on the show floor next week. What might surprise a lot of people who aren't familiar with VR is that most of these games were not first person. Most of them are third-person or overhead. It seems we're getting everything from flight simulators to sports games to 3rd-person action adventures to platformers.
  • Oculus comes with its own front-end, not unlike the PS4 and Xbox One does. As soon as you put the device on your head, you'll be inside this menu system, allowing you to preview, purchase and start VR experiences without having to fumble with the regular Windows interface. There's a 2D version for Windows too, allowing you to download and look at things without putting on the Rift, though you can't launch anything this way.
  • Oculus will be directly supporting indie developers creating unique VR experiences with ten million dollars in total.
99  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Oculus Rift Consumer Version releasing in Q1 2016 on: June 11, 2015, 04:46:43 PM
Oculus will be holding their "Step Into the Rift" press event in 15 minutes.

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On June 11, we’re holding a special press event in San Francisco. We’ll be talking about the future of virtual reality, gaming, the Rift, and more.

You can see the event live on stream, either via the Oculus site or Twitch.
100  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / RIP Sir Christopher Lee on: June 11, 2015, 11:50:42 AM
Sir Christopher Lee is dead at an age of 93. He actually died this Sunday, but his wife wanted to notify relatives before letting the press know.

I can't say I'm surprised considering his condition at an event a few years ago, where he already then looked like he was at death's door. Still, it's a terrible shame to lose an actor of his caliber. He will be missed.
101  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 4 is coming (please mark spoilers) on: June 10, 2015, 07:37:12 PM

Quote from: rittchard on June 10, 2015, 07:16:12 PM

Example:

Spoiler for Hiden:
Drogo flying in to kill the bad guys, and then Dany flying off on Drogo!!  I mean that is crazy iconic stuff.  And it is literally what I was screaming at the TV that I wished would happen but never thought they'd go there.  But they did and I absolutely loved it.  So now if I read it in the books, even if I know this is what GRRM intended, it's going to already be "spoiled" in some sense, like I'm reading the adaptation of a movie.  If he doesn't do something similar and completely ignores what felt like a defining moment in the series, it will be very disappointing, and of course it also changes what's possible in the books as well.  The fact that she can ride the dragon on the show means she's far less limited from getting from one point to another location-wise, which completely changes the dynamic in the books.  The last book I was dismayed that it felt like she had made zero progress on getting her cute ass over to Westeros to fight the zombies. 

Your example has already happened in the books.
102  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 Games you care about on: June 10, 2015, 06:34:17 PM
I'm most excited about the games that haven't been announced. All the new reveals and announcements are the best part of E3. Before E3 we're getting trailers and announcements for games we knew were coming anyway, but you just know there's going to be a bunch of previously unannounced big titles during the presentations.

Too bad this year's E3 is going to be overshadowed for me by my attempts to sell my apartment next week.
103  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Ratchet and Clank on: June 10, 2015, 04:06:15 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on June 10, 2015, 04:00:05 PM

Looks pretty good.  Very much like an updated original R&C.

I believe this is a remake of the first game, isn't it?
104  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 4 is coming (please mark spoilers) on: June 10, 2015, 04:17:56 AM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on June 09, 2015, 09:46:18 PM

Quote from: TiLT on June 09, 2015, 08:07:06 PM

Quote from: rittchard on June 09, 2015, 05:47:38 PM

If he follows the main events the way we saw them, it will seem derivative no matter what he says.

Why would it do that? It's his story in both formats, though others have put their mark on it for the TV series. They're not making up stuff here, but using the story outline he's given them. Even the burning in this episode, which hasn't happened in the books, will supposedly happen in The Winds of Winter and was GRRM's idea. They're not just heading off in a different direction with the series. They're telling the same story, but in a more straightforward and effective way for the format.

Umm, they are making a lot of stuff up. 

I'm speaking of overall terms. Details differ, yes, but where those details take us is the same place, even in the shorter term. Some people scream very loudly about changes to the books, when they fail to consider that we haven't read all the books yet. rittchard implied that the story itself will be different from here on out, and that any overlap will be accidental and attributed to GRRM copying HBO. That's nonsense.
105  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 4 is coming (please mark spoilers) on: June 09, 2015, 08:07:06 PM

Quote from: rittchard on June 09, 2015, 05:47:38 PM

If he follows the main events the way we saw them, it will seem derivative no matter what he says.

Why would it do that? It's his story in both formats, though others have put their mark on it for the TV series. They're not making up stuff here, but using the story outline he's given them. Even the burning in this episode, which hasn't happened in the books, will supposedly happen in The Winds of Winter and was GRRM's idea. They're not just heading off in a different direction with the series. They're telling the same story, but in a more straightforward and effective way for the format.
106  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: June 09, 2015, 05:51:02 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on June 09, 2015, 05:36:03 PM

Game Informer is reporting that the 1.04 patch is out today on both consoles, and 1.05 is available for PC:

Huh? I've been playing with the 1.04 patch on PS4 since Friday. Are they seriously saying that Americans had to wait 4 days for it to arrive?
107  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: June 08, 2015, 05:32:19 AM

Quote from: Clanwolfer on June 07, 2015, 11:42:25 PM

I'm really considering going on a tear of searching Places of Power just to see if learning a few alchemy-related skills will help even more, since I'm loving some of the decoctions I've made but they're really pushing me so far into toxicity range that I can't just pop a Swallow if my health gets low.

Give it a try. Alchemy-related skills are the thing I usually just ignore in games like this, but I decided to give it a try here after going over my max toxicity by downing even a single powerful potion, and I'm glad I did. Just leveling the skill that gives you +1 max toxicity pr known alchemy recipe has doubled the amount of toxicity I can handle, and I've got another buffer above that too. Now there's nothing stopping me from looking at the environment I'm heading into on longer quests, and popping one of the special concoctions to give me a powerful buff without poisoning myself in the process.
108  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: June 07, 2015, 06:57:04 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on June 07, 2015, 05:20:48 PM

I know signs and alchemy are super useful in the game, but every time I look at those skill sets, I can't get over the fact that swords are what Geralt has in his hands all the time.  In my head, I'm overly worried about dumping points into abilities that are only good in isolated situations, while stabbing bad guys with sharp blades seems useful all of the time.

This was somewhat true in the earlier games, but in The Witcher 3 I find that the difference between using and not using signs in battle is huge. Most enemies have strong defenses that they only lower if you can get behind them (which is hard if you're their only target) or if you attack them relentlessly, which exposes you to their comrades. However, almost any use of signs will aid you in getting in those blows, especially if you pick a sign that fits the combat situation. Also, whereas I in previous games only used one sign for 90% of the game, I find myself swapping between every single one of the signs with great regularity in W3.

Signs, potions (as well as oils and bombs) and weapons complement each other in much stronger ways than in the previous games. Ignoring any of those three aspects will leave you considerably weaker than if you pay attention to them all. You'll be able to get away with it on the two lower difficulty levels, but on Blood and Broken Bones and up, you're going to need every advantage you can get.
109  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1]Fallout 4 on: June 07, 2015, 06:51:04 PM

Quote from: Turtle on June 07, 2015, 06:39:02 PM

Let's just hope they don't pull another crappy ending that they have to DLC away like FO3, and that they take into account the fact that you have companions with some rather unique properties.

I have low hopes for Fallout 4's story overall. Bethesda just isn't very good at writing stories and interesting characters for any of their games, but they're very good at creating fun worlds to explore. This became very obvious in the transition from Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas, where the quality of the writing and the characters improved enormously without Bethesda at the helm, while the exploration aspect suffered somewhat.
110  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Kickstarter]Bard's Tale IV - InXile at it again on: June 07, 2015, 05:29:51 AM

Quote from: Lee on June 06, 2015, 10:29:47 PM

I don't know, the Bard's Tale to me was mapping tile based maps and the combat system.

Yes? That's what this game is. Read the Kickstarter page. It's not long.
111  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Kickstarter]Bard's Tale IV - InXile at it again on: June 06, 2015, 09:35:44 PM
It's using Unreal Engine 4, which makes it easy to make good looking graphics. On the other hand, it doesn't guarantee that it'll run well, so as the project matures and they start to optimize and test it in real world scenarios, they might have to adjust their goalposts. Since this is a PC game only, inXile has more freedom with the technical aspects than if they had to rely on console limitations.
112  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: June 05, 2015, 06:20:17 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on June 05, 2015, 04:02:09 PM

Quote from: TiLT on June 05, 2015, 03:23:49 PM

The patch is out, and just in time for the weekend! smile

Doesn't appear the the XP bug has been fixed in this patch...   So I'm still out

The wording is a bit vague, but all reports so far indicate that it has indeed been fixed.
113  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: June 05, 2015, 03:23:49 PM
The patch is out, and just in time for the weekend! smile
114  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 04, 2015, 07:19:05 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on June 04, 2015, 07:04:05 PM

As I was reading that I kept expecting them to make fun of him or something.  I'm glad they didn't and it's just his quote.

That's Skavlan, a Norwegian host for a Swedish talk show. He's usually very respectful of his guests, which is one of the reasons why big celebrities keep appearing in his show. The exception would be when he severely insulted a representative for a major Swedish political party a few months back, which caused a bit of uproar in the media.
115  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassin's Creed Series - Help Me Dive In! on: June 04, 2015, 06:46:33 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on June 04, 2015, 06:33:53 PM

Assassin's Creed: Liberation is not a game; it is a collection of bugs packaged beneath a title screen.  Don't play it.

I don't recall this. I played it on the Vita parallel with my AC3 playthrough, and I clearly remember that my impression at the time was that Liberation was a hell of a lot more polished and fun than AC3. I can't remember any bugs at all, honestly.
116  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassin's Creed Series - Help Me Dive In! on: June 04, 2015, 06:43:39 PM

Quote from: Obrusnine on June 04, 2015, 06:29:11 PM

Revelations is worth playing as well if you want to see the ending of Ezio's story (plus, you can buy the whole Ezio trilogy in a convenient bundle).

Ezio's story ended in Assassin's Creed 2, believe it or not. Ubisoft let the developers mostly do their own thing until AC2 turned out to be a huge success, at which point they got more directly involved and began to milk it. Interviews from before this time revealed that the entire Assassin's Creed story arc was supposed to be a trilogy, with each game telling the story of a different protagonist. There was never supposed to be any more story for Ezio, which is reinforced by the ending of AC2 where
Spoiler for Hiden:
he's told that he's no longer of any importance, having played his part already.

Then Ubisoft started meddling, and Brotherhood was released as a standalone expansion which they pretended was a full game. It was a good game though, so we all let it pass. The marketing at the time said that this game would "finish Ezio's story", a story that had already been told and finished in no uncertain terms in AC2 before the meddling began. Then Brotherhood was a big success as well, so they milked it yet again, once more promising to "finish Ezio's story". There was nothing to finish. It was done.

It was with Brotherhood that Desmond'd story started to derail, and no wonder. It was meant to be a trilogy, and now suddenly they had to stretch it out for an unknown number of games until they could reach its end. Not only that, but the end couldn't finish the franchise, which caused additional issues with AC3 and its sequels.

Sorry to rant about this, but I just have to. I get really annoyed when I see someone's creative vision get fucked over by suits, and it gets doubly annoying when nobody outside of Ubisoft even seems to have noticed. Assassin's Creed's story used to be fun and interesting, but nowadays nobody takes it seriously any more. It's such a fucking waste.
117  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS4 - Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection on: June 04, 2015, 04:11:55 PM
I'd be all over this if I hadn't already played the games half a dozen times each.

I may still be all over it. Tongue

I hope they've been bold enough to make a few changes, at the very least to the first game. Its gameplay mechanics have aged poorly compared to the sequels. I'd also like to see combat in the third game tweaked slightly, because they made some changes to the encounter design that made combat less fun than the second game. For me, much of the problem came from them sending enemies at you from every direction, often before you could react to their presence, making cover a liability, not an advantage.
118  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassin's Creed Series - Help Me Dive In! on: June 04, 2015, 12:31:03 PM
I wouldn't try to play them all. You're going to get incredibly burned out very fast.

If you're going to play the highlights, just start with Assassin's Creed 2, then follow up with Brotherhood, then AC4. If you're really into the story, you might want to play AC3 too, but don't expect too much from the gameplay. The first game in the series has aged poorly. Revelations is a cash-in with no real story impact, and its gameplay was heavily criticized. AC:Unity is a sequel to Ubisoft: The Game and is a mess.
119  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] XCOM 2 on: June 02, 2015, 11:56:39 AM

Quote from: Blackjack on June 02, 2015, 01:33:46 AM

I'm mainly excited because I'd assume the game wasn't enough of a sales blockbuster for 2K to want to pursue it any further publishing-wise. Never had any doubt Firaxis would want to do more, but it's like your favorite film director wanting to do a sequel but waiting nervously to see if any studio will bankroll it.  icon_smile

It's been a while, but I seem to remember that XCOM broke sales expectations and was considered a huge success. 2K Games likely never expected sales on the level of most AAA titles since strategy games are a hard sell.
120  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: June 02, 2015, 11:35:04 AM

Quote from: Soulchilde on June 02, 2015, 10:43:45 AM

So, I'm not sure if this is a bug or not, but last night I was attempting to take down a basilik that was guarding a treasure box.  It had the skull icon . so it out leveled me and I knew this going in.  Thing is when I popped a enhanced oriole or enhanced swallow it was decreasing my vitality.   Now it wasn't due to toxicity as it was low.  When I eventually moved away from the monster the potions worked normally.  Btw, the creature is located south of Novigard near the demilitarized zone.   Currently my Geralt is lvl 15

I don't remember this being in the game originally, so I wonder if they patched this in to stop people from fighting things too higher leveled?

I think Basilisks have some kind of poison effect that hurts your vitality over time as long as you're within the area of effect. Check the bestiary.
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