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9001  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / F.E.A.R its gold, so who's gettin it? on: October 01, 2005, 07:49:23 AM
The team, or players, without the slomo device get slowed around 40%-60% I think, then the team with the device only get slowed around 20%.  I think they also cap how quickly you can turn, the weapon ROF, and enemy bullet speed.

Essentially, the enemy slows to a snail's pace, and you can continue as normal.  You can still die quite easily in slomo, especially if the enemy already has his gun pointed in your direction, but it really helps if you're setup for it.  Activating it from behind cover, then running out guns blazing is the best way to use it.

I think FEAR would make a nice Goldeneye style one shot one kill style mod.  Don't include a crosshair unless aiming, slow everyone by a teeny bit so that peeking around cover is more useful.  Make weapons fired in non aiming mode a lot less accurate.  With all the gunfire that'll happen in this mode, each area will be chock full of dust an debris.  I just wish the wall decals stayed around longer.

You can also do something like Perfect Dark with counter op.  One player (or group of players) is the hero complete with full slomo, acrobatic moves, the health regen.  The rest are just mooks, can't pickup map items, spawn with a random weapon every time they're killed.  Play moves from one area to the next with each area having only a certain number of mook lives.
9002  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / While walking down a dark alley you suddenly see a ninja... on: October 01, 2005, 05:28:08 AM
Ask him if he's killed a pirate before.
9003  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Put this XBox 360 title on your radar! on: October 01, 2005, 05:25:40 AM
People used to scoff at the idea of a fantasy FPS, then we saw what they were doing with Dark Messiah.
9004  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Somebody sold Gamestop some good s**t on: October 01, 2005, 05:24:42 AM
Actually, if I was rich, and the bundle was a good deal, then I'd buy it.

But then again, if I was rich I could just shop around and buy a better TV.

Sadly, I'm not rich.  slywink
9005  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / F.E.A.R its gold, so who's gettin it? on: October 01, 2005, 05:22:44 AM
Actually, if you're in a jam killing someone with a melee attack is quite efficient.  Most melee attacks will kill in one hit.

There was one guy on my server that was going Jet Li on everyone, it was the CTF map so there were some pretty tight rooms that he could jump kick around.  I've gotten quite a few kills by smacking them with my rifle butt while they were reloading, or going for the jump/slide kick down a hall.  In one instance, I was stuck next to a doorway where half of both teams were having a huge firefight through.  There was so much dust in the air that no one could see through so they were all spraying.  I waited until they ran out of ammo, went in spraying, then jump kicked one guy and bashed another before someone got me with a shotgun.  Then a grenade took everyone else out.

Strangely enough, I'm reminded of how Halo 2 would feel without shields and only ballistic weapons.  Grenades being thrown about, only a few shots to kill, etc...  Very intense gameplay.

The slomo is VERY useful in MP, a nice touch.  When using it in CTF the best use for the device is to bring it back to your flag and use it for defense.  The instant people attack the flag, hit the slomo and start shooting.  I was able to gun down groups of 2-3 players all by myself on flag defense that way.
9006  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Do you watch Anime? on: September 29, 2005, 04:27:27 AM
I'm very much into animation, but I'm not an anime fan.

There are some animes I like, such as Cowboy Bebop, Trigun, anything from Ghibli, etc... these tend to be high quality works that transcend the style they were made in, whereas a lot of it tends to be stuff pushed out the door to fill a gap.
9007  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Doom Expansion Rules.. on: September 29, 2005, 01:19:08 AM
One problem is that they changed the way the tiles interconnect a little with descent, so there's no guarantee they'll match up.

Doesn't mean your adventurers couldn't be transported into a strange dark place with steel walls.  slywink
9008  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / A History of Violence! Serenity! Both are out! [Spoilers!] on: September 28, 2005, 06:30:40 AM
Just loan them the DVDs.
9009  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Indigo Prophecy on: September 28, 2005, 06:23:57 AM
Like everyone else thinks, way too rushed at the end.  They most definitely had to cut a lot of near end material to make the release date.

You'll know it when you see it, but there's a chunk of time missing in the game that should have been put in.
9010  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Anyone ever played Twilight Imperium? on: September 26, 2005, 09:42:26 PM
The third edition is still a big, long game, but they've built in a time limit in the form of the Imperial card and score track.

You're also speding a lot more time doing things instead of waiting for someone to finish a turn, as each player takes one action, then the next, then the next, until no one wants to perform actions so they can refresh their command points (what allows you to make actions in the first place).
9011  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood Demo! on: September 24, 2005, 08:24:43 AM
Yup, they did improve the AI overall.  I noticed in the mission they were a lot more aggressive.

However, that AI can't do anything if they're boxed in.

The problem lies in the fact that you're just one squad of guys usually sent to kill two to four times your number.  So they have to narrow the encounter areas and lead you through the map.

I'm hoping that if the series makes it to the next gen consoles, they start including an entire platoon, with you still only controlling a squad, but with other AI squads helping along a much larger front.

They also need to stop trying to script things in mid game.
9012  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood Demo! on: September 23, 2005, 09:29:11 PM
I hear this demo has multiplayer, has anyone tried it yet?

I also heard they would include COOP in this one, a feature sorely lacking from the original.
9013  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Indigo Prophecy on: September 23, 2005, 09:27:16 PM
On easy mode, it disregards extra button presses do you can basically mash the buttons in all directions in case you miss one.
9014  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Battalion Wars (Gamecube) impressions on: September 22, 2005, 04:05:56 AM
Any word on COOP play?
9015  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Warhammer DOW: Winter Assault Review [IGN] on: September 21, 2005, 05:14:07 AM
Wait a second...

They're working on Company of Heroes, which is very similar to DoW with the squad/unit structure combined with vehicle action.

If they could get the license again, which they could with their good track record from DoW, why not use the new tech from CoH to make another WH40k game?

I suspect we'll be seeing such an announcement sometime next year.
9016  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Warhammer DOW: Winter Assault Review [IGN] on: September 21, 2005, 01:51:03 AM
Most likely it'll be Dark Eldar with the way they've been choosing them.

But a sixth race would have to be evil since we already have 3 good ones.
9017  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Kingdom Under Fire - Heroes on: September 21, 2005, 01:48:29 AM
Xmann, I think you're more of a Dynasty warriors player then.  My friend also preferred action combat rather than commanding.  To win at this game you really need to switch around and command your units instead of focusing on the main character all the time.
9018  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / F.E.A.R its gold, so who's gettin it? on: September 21, 2005, 01:47:15 AM
I just like the cinematic nature of this game.  Monolith really knows how to push that aspect of their games.  They even encourage players to play cinematically.

Even the little snippet we got in the demo I was replaying for weeks after I downloaded it.  Always trying new moves and trying to get through parts in the coolest way possible.

FEAR played in kung fu action mode is pretty fun.  Once again, if they release the mod tools I hope someone makes a kung fu mod for the game.
9019  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / be the master of some poor fools destiny on: September 21, 2005, 01:43:53 AM
They really need to make something like this for the PC.  Yes, you can mod, but I mean something with a lot of premade resources and simpler scripting for players to fool around with.
9020  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Need help with a two router setup on: September 20, 2005, 07:28:36 PM
I recently upgraded my ancient DSL connection from a 768mbps to a 3mbps line, as part of this upgrade they sent me a new modem that's also a router.

My modem is a Westell 6100 dsl router, and I'm currently using a Netgear WGU624 double wireless router.

As you can see, I now have two routers.

I would just connect everything to the DSL router via a hub, but I need the wireless internet for other computers in my house. Unfortunately, if I try to connect both of them into the same line it doesn't work.

With a bit of searching I found a small fix, which is to disable the DHCP server on my wireless router, then make sure the line from the DSL router to my wireless router is plugged into a normal port on my wireless router (instead of the specific internet port). This allows me to get online.

However, with this configuration I can't help but think I'm losing something. There's bound to be some latency issues with this dual routing, not to mention problems when I try to get programs working like bittorrent.

Ideally, I'd like to have my wireless router handle all the routing, and just have my dsl router act as just a modem.

Can anyone help me?
9021  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Kingdom Under Fire - Heroes on: September 20, 2005, 07:23:37 PM
It's like Dynasty Warriors except you control the entire army instead of just wandering around on the battlefield.

Your main character has his own personal unit that he always stays with, and each unit you have has its own leaders.  You jump between them in the heat of battle giving orders from a thid person view.  Think of something similar to Sacrifice.

From all I heard, the sequel includes a coop mode through missions, but I haven't heard much else and I don't know if the feature was kept.

All I know is that if COOP was kept in game I'm definitely getting a copy.  My friend liked the on foot gameplay, but he didn't like the commanding part (he's more a Dynasty Warriors fan) so I figure when we play COOP, I'll take control of the entire army while his buffed up uber unit goes in hacking.
9022  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / F.E.A.R its gold, so who's gettin it? on: September 19, 2005, 06:00:46 PM
I'm at 2ghz 2gb ram and an ATI 9800 Pro.

I could run it at 1024x768 with low detail at a good framerate.

Then I switched to 800x600 for a massive performance increase that allowed me to run everything on medium.
9023  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / News of the Gross (Fish Tongue Eating Parasite) on: September 18, 2005, 03:34:37 AM
Well, I think we finally captured a deep one.
9024  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Dystopia demo released thru Steam on: September 12, 2005, 12:55:53 AM
You have a mod for UT2004 in the works?  One that's cyberpunk?

I must know more!
9025  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Dystopia demo released thru Steam on: September 10, 2005, 08:57:43 PM
It's a bit disapointing.  There's no use of cover at all, a lot of strafing and such, makes it too much like Quake 3 with cyberpunk quirks than a gritty cyberpunk game.  I mean, even in Ghost in the Shell the characters were always taking cover.

This is because the mappers didn't put anything but vertical cover, so no low walls, steel desks, etc...  And no lean keys.

The maps are also too maze-like for actual useable facilities.
9026  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FF Advent Children... on: September 10, 2005, 08:55:19 PM
Well, that just gives time for some Japanese fansubs to get released on the net.  Thanks Square.

9027  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Lamest game moment on: September 10, 2005, 12:34:07 AM
Actually, I think the lamest moment is in MGS2 where Jack's talking to his girlfriend, having a long dialogue about their past and future relations... in the middle of a 'ing mission to save the world.
9028  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Vietcong 2 Multiplayer Demo Tomorow on: September 08, 2005, 02:11:05 AM
I'll be playing as Vanigan.
9029  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Vietcong 2 Multiplayer Demo Tomorow on: September 06, 2005, 06:56:48 PM
Too bad they don't include a coop mission in the demo, I bet that would seal the deal for many people.
9030  Gaming / Analog Gaming / I'm getting the Serenity RPG! on: September 05, 2005, 10:12:35 PM
Just a small update.  I'm running a play by post game over at the forums.  You'll have to register in the forums to see them, but it should be an interesting read once the entire crew gets together.

Unlike my last botched Deadlands game, this was a lot easier to put together, albiet a little more difficult to run.

Still, if it succeeds I can try starting one here.
9031  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Favorite PC Game villain? on: September 03, 2005, 08:37:38 AM
Big spoiler for Planescape:

Spoiler for Hiden:
Your own mortality.

Seriously, best villian ever.

SHODAN is a given, however, Tycho from the Marathon series was just as vicious an AI.
9032  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Can you play an instrument? on: September 01, 2005, 11:08:14 PM
I used to play the baritone in marching band.  Did it for 6 years and hated it.

Of course, by way of similar construction, I can basically play all 3 valved wind instruments.
9033  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Is your SO very social? on: September 01, 2005, 07:20:22 AM
I would love it if my SO were very social, well, when I find someone.

But the point is she could bring me out to these places I wouldn't normally think to go, and help me meet new people.

Heavens knows I really need the practice.  I'm not antisocial, just so inexperienced at meeting and talking to people that I get too anxious to try.

Thinking about it, I should probably enlist some of you guys in the SoCal area to help me out in that regard.  Any gatherings happening in the Orange County, CA area soon?
9034  Gaming / Analog Gaming / I'm getting the Serenity RPG! on: August 27, 2005, 03:55:03 AM
Book arrived today.  I am very happy.
9035  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 Omega and Ultimate Bundle on: August 26, 2005, 03:08:25 PM
They're called preorders.  slywink
9036  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Damn you McDonalds, damn you to Hell !!! on: August 25, 2005, 11:42:45 PM
Since we're already talking about McDonalds, anyone notice how they don't include granola with the fruit and yogurt parfaits anymore?

The last two I've gotten were missing granola, but I'm not sure if this is a temporary or permanent thing.

Probably some cost cutting measure in light of the high gad prices.
9037  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Metal Gear Acid 2 Screenies [PSP] on: August 22, 2005, 05:00:03 AM
I wonder if they'll upgrade the multiplayer mode.  Handheld games are really great for MP and I heard the original MP mode was interesting, if a bit odd.
9038  Gaming / Analog Gaming / I'm getting the Serenity RPG! on: August 22, 2005, 02:33:16 AM
While I didn't get to go to GenCon Indy this year, my friend did.  He snagged me a copy of the Serenity RPG and shipped it to me earlier this morning from the convention center.

Oh, and it's signed by Ron Glass.

As a dedicated role player, I'm really looking forward to the game.  Although my group is already deep into a campaign of Necessary Evil, I may have to resurrect my defunct online game (really sorry about Deadlands guys) to play Serenity.
9039  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Damnit, Doom 3 Is Boring Me to Tears on: August 19, 2005, 10:13:45 PM
FEAR > Doom 3 in regards to scares and gameplay.
9040  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Constantine on: August 14, 2005, 09:35:30 PM
Actually, I still think one of the best Satan performances was in the short lived show, "Brimstone."  It starred the guy who is currently playing Lionel Luthor in Smallville as the devil.
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