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161  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamescom 2014 on: August 12, 2014, 11:11:38 PM
The vita just needs to be turned into a controller for the ps4. Then release a pack of nintendoland style games for it, and also market it as a remote play terminal with improved ergonomics.

Heheh, not really concerned about this weak argument of what is or isn't AAA. Sony has already won the hearts and minds game since people are buying all multiplatforms on it. That's what truly let the 360 win last gen, the same as already happened for the ps4.

AAA games take time to make, so while Sony studios were busy making PS3 games to cap off a generation, MS just stopped everything late gen and relied on winning the multiplatform war to carry them. Now Sony gets to rely on winning the multiplatform war early as their studios as retool for PS4 Dev.

Heck, I'd argue that TLOU is an AAA title for this year despite being a remake. Is a last gen game that easily stands up to every current gen game release so far.

PS4 doesn't need Tomb Raider at launch because Uncharted still surpasses it, and its standard practice to not let people mention timed exclusivity, so I have no doubt it will end up on both systems.

Now back to the games, did they show any gameplay from Until Dawn? Any more info about halo's new main character? Any media molecule announcements?
162  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: WTS: PS Vita (OLED screen) with Uncharted, Persona 4 Golden also available. on: August 12, 2014, 08:12:24 AM
I'll sell P4G separately if the person why buys the Vita isn't interested in it.

Item is now PENDING SALE.
163  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Podcasts on: August 11, 2014, 08:45:45 AM
The CAGcast has gotten better since they went to a 3 man show, with CheapyD, Wombat, and Shipwreck. The third guy, Shipwreck used to do a community podcast with his wife, but that stopped and he just ended up on the show. It's a lot more enjoyable with 3 people, and he's the perfect foil to both CheapyD and Wombat, while also being an interesting person on his own (albeit he's not quite as talkative).

The Skeptic's Guide to the Universe is a very well done podcast for those interested in critical thinking and skepticism. It's not an educational podcast, rather it's more a group of people having fun discussing the latest topics that involve, or should involve critical thinking and skeptical views. They're also total closet geeks.

I second the Hardcore History podcasts from Dan Carlin.

Skeptoid is a good series of short podcasts that cover some topic looked at with a heavy skeptic view. He digs up the evidence, looks at all the facts, etc. Often times he'll go over some myth or legend, and it's interesting to hear it dissected.
164  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / WTS: PS Vita (OLED screen) with Uncharted, -PENDING on: August 11, 2014, 06:22:57 AM
I'm getting rid of my Vita, it's the older model, with an OLED screen. I need the extra spending cash to buy a 3D printer.

It has light wear all over, superficial dings on the outer edges, but the screen is in good condition save for a scuff in the lower left corner.

Also includes the charger, cables, and 8GB memory card.

Asking for $100 shipped.

Will post pictures soon.

I also have Persona 4 Golden, which is currently in an "extended" borrowing by a friend. If you're really interested in it, it'll be $15 extra and will delay shipping while I retrieve it. But don't worry, he treats everything well.
165  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures on: August 10, 2014, 08:49:44 PM
To be frank, all the TIEs would need are splotches of black on the solar panels and cockpit.

Likewise, splotches of red, or whatever color on the X-Wings. They're super small fighters that are unpainted, really just 3D tokens at this point.
166  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anime thread of anime on: August 09, 2014, 06:00:38 AM
Has anyone been watching the latest season of Avatar: The Legend of Korra on Nick?

This new season has been quite good.
167  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: August 05, 2014, 06:04:54 AM
There's samples of the GlaDOS voice without the filtering, it sounds pretty dull.
168  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] The Last Of Us on: August 04, 2014, 08:03:43 PM
Make sure to get some coffee. You'll miss that coffee...

(You'll understand that joke later.)
169  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Should I get a cat? on: August 01, 2014, 10:06:30 AM

Even though a cat can be way less maintenance than a dog, it's still a pet that will rely on you, that includes financially.

Wait until you have a more stable job or other income source. That's what I'm doing. After my cat was killed by coyotes a few years back, I've wanted to give another cat a long and pleasant life.

Another thing is that, even though some cats are super loners, there are many cats that can be very social, and really benefit from socializing with other cats. I say managing 2 cats is about the same as 1 since they can share a large litter box.
170  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Any interest in an Alienware Laptop? on: August 01, 2014, 08:15:15 AM
Asking price?

I need a new 3d work machine since my old work machine is now used by family. But money is tight and that seems like an expensive rig.
171  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: July 30, 2014, 12:27:46 PM
Wanna try some Last of Us multiplayer? Playing that with a team is one of the best experiences you could have.
172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] The Last Of Us on: July 30, 2014, 12:03:16 PM
Yep, that intro.

I've hooked so many people into trying the game, even non-gamers, just by having them watch the intro.

Then again, I hooked an entire room full of people at a party into watching someone play through most of Uncharted 2, just by initially playing a small segment of the intro.

The narratives they weave are just that compelling, or at the very least, refreshing in the way they present things. Even in a fun and pulpy action adventure like Uncharted, a lot of the story and dialog choices don't insult viewers.

How far have you gotten?

Reviews have also said that gunplay is drastically improved by the controller and smoother framerate. It seems like it's not just the FPS, but also input lag. Although going from 30fps then seeing the game in full 60fps is a bit jarring. Time to put my opinion that part of the reason why some say the actual gameplay sucked is because of technical matters at heart.
173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/MAC/360/PS3] Sacrilegium - 1 of the Better Upcoming RPG's on Nobody's Radar? on: July 25, 2014, 09:28:09 PM
It's giving off a bit of Vampire: Bloodlines vibe, which is a good thing. Here's to hoping this does well.

It's like another RPG renaissance here.
174  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [xbox LIVE] - Halo: Nightfall on: July 25, 2014, 07:29:36 PM
Lead character will eventually become a Spartan in Halo 5. The later Spartan 3 program apparently works on older kids.

Will be watching this when it comes out. Although, I still say the story in the games sucks, and no one should have to go through the terrible tie in books just to get story, or hop around looking for obscure terminals.

So, this is a decent way of getting the wider Halo story out to the fans. Most probably didn't even know about the colonial troubles. And don't get me started on the whole forerunner stuff.
175  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bioware - "You've been chosen"? on: July 25, 2014, 04:54:27 PM
Eh, I'm all for it.

It's basically The Secret World, but probably not an MMO, although it will probably have a lot of multiplayer elements. I always thought the Secret World was a great idea, and there hasn't been a good conspiracy, magic or aliens, game in a while.
176  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] The Last Of Us on: July 24, 2014, 10:42:55 PM
The locations are reused from single player.
177  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anime thread of anime on: July 23, 2014, 03:38:00 PM
Do yourself a favor and watch Sword Art Online, season 1. It's a great anime that explores what happens if you trap people in a VR MMO, including PK and real death situations.

Make sure you skip Season 2, although I'm not sure if it's labeled as season 2, but you'll know when it switches. Season 1 is a masterpiece, season 2 is garbage.

Sadly, it seems like Season 2 is more like the books itself, but the reason why it's so terrible is they add back in a lot of fan service and effectively kill the personalities of many characters story-wise.

Sword Art Online II, aka season 3, a new anime based on stories after season 2 just started, it's including some fan service, but seems to have toned it down. Too early to tell if they're going to botch things as badly as season 2, but I'll let you guys know.
178  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: July 23, 2014, 12:57:15 AM
Eh, it's one more month, and moves it out of the SUPER GAME MONTH OCTOBER! Big games like RPGs can always use more time for polishing.
179  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: July 21, 2014, 03:52:54 PM
Yeah, I wasn't arguing that. Just saying how crazy people on the internet were saying it's a Z-95. Tongue
180  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: July 21, 2014, 03:47:09 PM
People all over the internet have been saying that it's a Z-95, or based on it.

Apparently though, it's heavily based on some original Star Wars paintings of the X-Wing where it had the exact same sleeker shape.

Of course, I love that they took the time to put plenty of wear on it. The problem with the prequels wasn't the seemingly out of place tech, but rather that nothing looked like it was used.
181  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Divinity : Original Sin on: July 21, 2014, 12:43:23 PM
Yep. Sometimes old school isn't all it's cracked up to be.

That said, the separate money pools is still a part of the game's co-op dynamic. Some duos, or later on 4 player modules, will have players slightly at odds, or disagreeing on things. All part of the fun of the game for those that want that dynamic.
182  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Divinity : Original Sin on: July 21, 2014, 03:08:03 AM
Who wrote the GT review? Perhaps a contract writer didn't do his job properly?
183  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Passenger Jet Shot Down over Ukraine on: July 19, 2014, 07:53:36 AM
That's because they most likely did it.

Just before news hit of a passenger jet going down, the rebels were the first to post online about how they downed another Ukrainian fighter jet.
184  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Passenger Jet Shot Down over Ukraine on: July 17, 2014, 04:06:17 PM
Wonder which idiotic side did it.
185  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Taken 3? on: July 17, 2014, 02:49:30 PM
Taken 3: Taker

Liam Neeson runs around kidnapping the family members of a cartel to use as a bargaining chip to get his entire family out of a warzone.
186  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/?] Gigantic (TPS MOBA) on: July 17, 2014, 02:43:43 PM
I'd consider those late wave 2. From what I hear Dawngate fixes a ton of problems, but doesn't go as far as casual oriented mobas like HOTS. I have no idea where Strife lands in the spectrum.
187  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/?] Gigantic (TPS MOBA) on: July 17, 2014, 10:18:15 AM
Yeah, this and that new Gearbox game is like the second wave of MOBA clones.

Or is it now the third wave considering the first wave really only had LoL and DOTA 2 left? DOTA 2 being lumped in with with first wave despite coming out much later, it's very much a clone of the original.

Either way, these might do better than Smite, which seemed the one that was following more closely to the MOBA style just in third person.
188  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: July 14, 2014, 12:31:18 PM
ATB: To be honest, this will probably be an MMO that doesn't play as much like an MMO, but if the thing about MMOs that you hated was the loot grind, you should probably still avoid this.

From all that I'm hearing, the best way to see if you'll be interested in the gameplay over the long run is if you liked Borderlands 2's combat. It's almost the same style of shooter where you have positioning and movement, but the damage is heavily level dependent, to the point where if you're 2+ levels above or below a target, they soak up a lot of fire.
189  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/neXtBox/360/Ps3/Ps4] Wolfenstein:The New Order on: July 08, 2014, 11:26:36 PM
Be prepared to have most AAA games from now on require 64bit, there's probably a bunch of PC only titles that will make that switch as well in the coming years.
190  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Civilization: Beyond Earth - Finally an Alpha Centauri successor? on: July 05, 2014, 09:36:44 AM
It is actually more than Civ 5 in space, although it does share a lot of the same core mechanics. But that's like saying Alpha Centauri was just another Civ 2 clone.
191  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: July 02, 2014, 08:09:43 PM
So according to this:

Playstation 4 DS4 controllers now work in wireless mode with the PS3, including the PS button functionality. You can even turn on the PS3 with a DS4.
192  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NBC] Community on: July 01, 2014, 05:52:01 AM
Yahoo has been languishing online, looks like they wanted to expand more into this territory of internet media, instead of trying to compete directly with Google.

It's a very good idea from them. These media corporations picking up properties that aren't as popular with the usual baby boomer audiences of regular TV, and instead puts them online to fit more with their intended audience.
193  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pacific Rim 2 Catch All - Because it is coming in 2017! on: June 29, 2014, 07:04:42 PM
I think Guillermo is way overrated as an action or adventure movie director. Still a good director, but he's got all sorts of pacing issues that are apparent in Hellboy, which is why I wasn't surprised at all with Pacific Rim having the same issues.

And this is coming from someone who really likes slow movies.
194  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/neXtBox/360/Ps3/Ps4] Wolfenstein:The New Order on: June 29, 2014, 04:54:00 PM
The id tech 5 engine is highly dependant on drivers and graphic card memory bandwidth, something that really hasn't been optimized for by both graphics card manufacturers on PC. Although that will change since the generic version of megatexture tech is going to become a standard feature of XB1, PS4, OpenGL, and DirectX.
195  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: June 24, 2014, 06:28:57 AM
Eh, I've waited this long for a decent star wars sequel, I can wait some more if needed.
196  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Dead Island 2 on: June 23, 2014, 03:44:08 PM
Just saw that they will have 8 player co-op in this game.

I think the less serious tone (not to mention a coherent tone this time) will work out better for the co-op.
197  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [E3 2012] Watch Dogs on: June 21, 2014, 09:30:40 AM

Quote from: raydude on June 19, 2014, 01:11:00 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on June 19, 2014, 12:14:39 AM

Quote from: Rip on June 18, 2014, 11:20:31 PM

I always wondered who it was that bought all those cheesy shirts that only someone on vacation should dare wear.

Now I know.
One man's cheesy is another man's freedom of expression slywink

Or yet another man's attire on "Aloha Fridays" at the Catholic HS in Hawaii. Sooo much better than wearing a shirt and tie.

When I was in Vietnam with family, I deliberately bought one of the douchebaggiest hawaiian shirt they had on same super cheap there, and wore it for a day.

I got the nastiest of looks I have ever seen from tourists and locals alike. Tongue
198  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: June 18, 2014, 04:33:31 AM
Podcasts that I listen to say the same, it's an MMO shooter that doesn't want to mention the MMO part.

They have all the hallmarks, public events, hub areas, quest givers, etc.

That said, I doubt they'll have a monthly fee, instead I foresee them going the Guild Wars route where it's microtransactions and expansions packs, alongside the initial $60 buy in.
199  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Uncharted 4 on: June 12, 2014, 07:03:31 AM
Nah, probably the last Uncharted game about Nate and company, and the last one we'll see for a few more years. But, I'm pretty sure that by the end of this generation we'll see a new Uncharted with an entirely new cast, with nods to the old crew.

Now's a good time to send off the series, but if you give the story and gameplay some time to lay fallow, they can easily bring back a game in the same style.

That said, the Uncharted formula has been working great in the industry in terms of AAA cinematic games, and all of ND's projects. Uncharted will never really go away since that style has influenced the game industry as much as some of the better recognized classics.
200  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Edge of Tomorrow (aka All You Need is Kill) on: June 11, 2014, 06:43:04 AM
Spoiler for Hiden:
It's just a movie thing to make the ending happy.

You can justify it however you want really. The explanation I can think of is that the stored time energy in the Omega seeped into him, and also still exploded. The thing's mind must be partly out of time, thus killing it in any time kills it, despite it resetting time again. I doubt he really has any control over it from now on. That said, it's the movie industry, so it leaves something for a sequel. Heh, Edge of Yestday anyone? Tongue

Man, I can't imagine the workout those actors had to do to get those exoskeletons moving. Even if made from aluminum, those had to be heavy to walk around in.
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