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121  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: local gaming in Tampa Bay, Fl? on: October 15, 2012, 10:28:49 PM
Claustrophobia has been getting a lot of love lately. It's two person tactical, but plays amazingly well solo
122  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: October 06, 2012, 05:20:00 PM
films I've watched recently:
Punching the Clown - A really interesting character driven film about a musician trying to make it in LA.
Rid of Me - This one is about a woman who follows her husband out to Oregon (where he's from) and ends up divorced and alone. I'm torn on this one. A couple of the performance were worth it, but the overall direction was odd.
God Bless America - directed by Bobcat Goldthwait, it's the story of a man with a fatal disease who is disgusted with the state of the country. Oh, and he has a pistol.
Perrier's Bounty - Irish crime film with Cillian Murphy, Jim Broadbent and Brendan Gleeson
The Go-Getter - I enjoyed this one. A simple story of a kid who steals a car and hits the road looking for his brother. Nick Offerman shows up in 3 tiny roles.
You Kill Me - Ben Kingsley is an alcoholic hitman who leaves Buffalo for San Francisco in order to dry out.
Coldblooded - Jason Priestley as a reluctant hitman. It has a sort of tv movie feel about it, but I actually really liked it.
The Trip - Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon play fictional versions of themselves on a foodie tour of northern GB.
Get the Gringo - Payback, but in Mexico.
123  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Borderlands 2 late night coop starting tonight! on: September 28, 2012, 05:51:09 PM
i'm on later at night, but on 360. WorkingMike if anyone wants to play
124  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movies] ... I'd never like to see again. on: September 17, 2012, 09:36:13 AM
Inception. It was genuinely one of the finest pieces of filmmaking I've ever watched, almost note perfect and yet while I was glad I watched it I did not enjoy myself. I feel no need to ever sit through it again.

Spun. One of the most genuine films about addiction ever made. I needed a hot shower afterwards and I simply can't see myself revisiting it.
125  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: local gaming in Tampa Bay, Fl? on: September 15, 2012, 05:57:14 PM
Nobody? I usually have fine beer and make some decent bbq smile
126  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Obsidian Countdown on: September 15, 2012, 05:55:03 PM
they got my 20 bucks. I have a love/hate relationship with Obsidian, but 20 bucks is nothing for the possibility of some fine gaming.
127  Gaming / Analog Gaming / local gaming in Tampa Bay, Fl? on: September 01, 2012, 07:33:39 PM
Anyone located near here? I'm up in Clearwater and would like to get a regular group together. Right now it's just my buddy and I, so we've limited ourselves to smaller games (lately it's been Infiltration and The Adventurers).

I"ve had Descent 1st Edition sitting on the shelf unplayed for a few years now, and I've been eyeing Eclipse and Earth Reborn.
128  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 8/24/12 on: August 27, 2012, 03:49:55 PM
I just bought Tales of Vesperia, so that might be on deck this week. I'll probably grind a little in Resonance Fate.
129  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Remake-VIDEODROME on: August 23, 2012, 01:44:53 PM
nobody should even attempt remaking Cronenberg. This one is a personal favorite of mine and pairs well with his film eXistenZ
130  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 8/3/12 on: August 06, 2012, 02:31:12 PM
I'll probably chip away at Resonance of Fate some. Maybe play a little Dark Souls.
131  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (07/30) on: July 31, 2012, 12:10:55 AM

Please post impressions once you get to play, i've been eyeballing this one (although I haven't any boardgame friends, I keep buying them in the hopes someone will show some interest)

Quote from: Cragmyre on July 30, 2012, 02:39:35 PM

Nothing on this list, but I did just buy Mage Knight Board Game and will be getting it in a couple of days  icon_biggrin
132  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Last of the Red Hot Steam Freebies on: July 26, 2012, 03:15:57 PM
I'm interested in Frozen Synapse. My Steam tag is workingmike

Cheers!
133  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Wasteland 2 on: July 21, 2012, 02:40:38 PM
it's looks good! Honestly though, the graphics are backseat to gameplay/story for me. I much more interested in how it plays
134  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Long PS3/360 lifecycle "biggest mistake ever", has expedited decline on: July 11, 2012, 12:59:09 PM
The decline in gaming can be attributed to a number of things. I think the most overlooked is innovation. While I understand the desire to make a bestselling franchise from a business perspective, the lack of new ideas is boring the crap out of me. Lately everything has been a sequel or yearly installment. I already played Darksiders, I really don't need another one. Prototype 2? No Thanks, been there (and fuck you very much for that last level). I'm anticipating Borderlands 2, but not really excited for it. Farcry 3? Farcry 2 was a brilliant failure for me (enemies that respawn immediately, traversing that stupid map over and over again., etc...)

Things weren't as polished or pretty on the Xbox/PS2, and I'm sure the sale figures were much less, but the games really shined. There was always something a little bit different on the horizon. Bring back story(I'm look at you Gears of War), innovation and gameplay and you'll bring back the gamers.
135  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Ouya on: July 10, 2012, 08:03:37 PM
I backed it for 95 bucks in order to get the console. That's cheap enough that I won't really be dissappointed if it falls apart. I really dig where crowd funding and open source, DRM free gaming is going and i'm excited to see what comes out of all this.

I'd kind of like to see the magic some back to gaming a little and 100 bucks is a small price to pay for that chance smile
136  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: We need fresh blood- dont we? on: July 03, 2012, 07:54:16 PM
I've been a reader since the days of Gone Gold, but I rarely post as I honestly have little to say. One of the things I have always liked about this forum is that we are all a bit older and more mature.

The shift that gaming seems to be headed towards all blockbuster franchises sort of makes me lose interest as well. Most of the games I've been playing are older ones, as very little recently has interested me. Just these last two days I've fired up RDR and Red Faction:Guerrilla, and I'm thinking about another playthrough of Psychonauts. Meanwhile I have Mass Effect 3 sitting there from gamefly, I'm maybe about 2/3rds in and I really can't be bothered to finish it.

Now boardgames lately have really been catching my fancy, I just wish I had a group that was interest in them.
137  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Are any of the comic superhero games good (other than Arkham)? on: June 27, 2012, 04:38:00 AM
Not a superhero, but The Darkness is pretty awesome. Prototype has a comic anti-hero flair and was really fun until the end.

If you are feeling frisky, I really recommend Freedom Force on the pc.
138  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: some 360 hardware free to a good home on: June 22, 2012, 07:11:57 PM
It's been claimed and sent out smile
139  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: some 360 hardware free to a good home on: June 21, 2012, 11:27:29 PM
I haven't had it RRoD, just get hot and shut down while it was in the entertainment center, and only after a couple of hours of gaming. Still fires up and plays when the drive opens. There are no controllers and the av cables are still plugged into my tv with my new 360.

PM me with your address and i'll check on the coast of shipping and get back with you smile
140  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / some 360 hardware free to a good home on: June 21, 2012, 10:25:19 PM
I replaced my old, fat 360 a couple months back and have some hardware free to give away. Hell I have the whole console which works, but tends to overheat and the disc drive oftentimes won't open. It would probably cost a bit to ship the whole shebang and i'm not paying for that, but if anyone wants a 250 gig HD (again, for the fat 360) and a wireless adapter, just reply here and i'll pm you.

First come, first served. Please be in the US or Canada, I don't want to eat the cost of overseas shipping.
141  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Prometheus (previously Alien the Prequel) on: June 21, 2012, 10:16:15 PM
This was some sloppy film-making. It bored me. I actually caught myself wondering when it was going to be over.

My wife and I were just talking the other day about how television has replaced film for us. These last few years have seen some really amazing tv that adheres to my basic rule of entertainment - the characters should drive the story. I should be able to take the characters out of their setting and put them anywhere/when and still be engaged. When you fail at that then you fail at storytelling.

This film failed at just about every level for me. I didn't care about the plot or the people, didn't understand the story and found it as a whole to be stilted and uninspired. This is a film I wanted to love and I hate it all the more because of it.


142  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: WTB Nier/Resonance of Fate (360) on: June 21, 2012, 01:13:58 PM
Still looking smile
143  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: It's about halfway through 2012: your GOTY & Most Disappointing game so far? on: June 20, 2012, 01:41:05 PM
Dragon's Dogma is my GoTY. It's not perfect, but where it lacks in polish it makes up in fun.

It's interesting to hear other people mention ME3, as i'm playing it right now. It's been kind of a uphill climb, truth be told. In ME2 I couldn't wait to play it, they really hit the right notes for me. ME3 has become more of a chore I have to get through until I can return it to Gamefly. Bioware has become the company that fixes one thing and breaks two more. Combat has improved while exploration and character development has become lax and uninspired.



144  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / WTB Nier/Resonance of Fate (360) on: June 15, 2012, 12:51:33 AM
PM me if you have these to sell, preferably as a package smile

i'm also looking for Metro 2033 and Enslaved
145  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Verizon unveils new shared phone/data plans - likely no one will be happy on: June 14, 2012, 05:57:07 PM
wow, is that really what people pay for cellular? I don't have a cell phone and i'm unlikely to get one. I think my wife pays 50 a month for unlimited talk and text.

146  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma on: June 02, 2012, 04:17:30 PM
just an fyi (because I just figured this out myself). If you need one more of a mat to upgrade your gear, forgeries work just fine.

Oh and at level 30 on my fighter I finally figured out how to tackle mobs to the ground. Hold the right trigger *palmface*
147  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma on: May 31, 2012, 01:51:08 PM
Think of it more as Nier (in terms of style) meets Monster Hunter (in terms of gameplay). The game is basically you venturing out to kill monsters. The quests are about on par with an MMO (at least most of the ones i've done so far). Character development is almost nil. I have no emotional investment in my character at all.

If, however, you want the gaming equivalent to the most awesome action scenes from the LoTR films, then look no further.  


Quote from: Gratch on May 31, 2012, 01:42:09 PM

I'm feeling a strong forum effect pull with this one and may pick it up to play this weekend.  It looks interesting enough, but the lack of a story really concerns me, as do the "extreme difficulty spikes" (according to one review).

However, I'm confused by those who said it has a Nier vibe.  Nier's strong suit was fantastic character development, a strong story, and unique gameplay elements...but from the reviews I've read, Dragon's Dogma doesn't seem to have any of that and it's more in the Syrim vein of "big open world".  Maybe I'm just misunderstanding the reviews.
148  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma on: May 31, 2012, 01:44:32 PM
I around level 29 and my fighter is still using the same gear he bought at the shop in Gran Soren (with the exception of some bronze greaves i think). I just rented a level 32 Warrior and he's tricked out, which leads me to believe that I need to venture further afield. My mage has a sweet staff though, Thunderclap or some such.

Oh, and I figured out that sprinting in the capitol doesn't use stamina. And you can sell right from storage (which is saving me a bit of running back and forth now).

Regarding gifting, can we not send anything below the "other" tab home with a pawn? I wanted to send a sweet ring I found, but it didn't show up, so I sent a ferrystone instead.
149  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Star Wars Jedi Knight III? on: May 26, 2012, 10:25:06 PM
I really hope it's Dance Dance Republic...would love to see Boba Fett's dance routine! I bet the dance floor would be the Sarlac's digestive tract

Barring that, I guess it would be ok if it was Jedi Knight or Bounty Hunter. I could lower myself to those I suppose. Maybe Battlefront, although those games sucked and didn't have any dancing in them.
150  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma on: May 26, 2012, 10:20:10 PM
I've heard people had trouble with it, but it was pretty easy for me for some reason. I think I was level 8 when I headed that way. There are some tough mobs past the bandits, but with some creative fighting they are doable.

Quote from: CeeKay on May 26, 2012, 01:28:38 AM

Quote from: WorkingMike on May 25, 2012, 05:45:06 PM

Yes, it's immediately outside the encampment, a path on your left. There is a mine there and a path that goes up the hill and down into a forest. I think it's intended as a starting area, but for some reason the game tries to lead you right to the capitol.

At lvl 9 I found some great equipment down there

Quote from: CeeKay on May 25, 2012, 05:43:33 AM

Quote from: WorkingMike on May 25, 2012, 05:08:30 AM

I was chatting with my buddy tonight who was complaining about getting his ass kicked around the capitol city (Gran Soren I think?). Turns out he skipped the areas around the Encampment and went right to Gran Soren. So FYI for anyone wanting a little grind to level up, hang a left when you leave the staging area.

do you mean the path beyond the encampment with the wolves and then boulder?  I ended up skipping that because I was getting whomped after the boulder but I really should head back that way.

went back and got whomped again by the same bandits.  for some reason the pawn AI goes wonky in that section-  I have Winter, The Grey and Lucita.  Winter rushes in instead of trying to take out the ranged bandits like she says she is doing, Lucita keeps backing away from the enemies and The Grey has outright disappeared a couple of times.  I think I just need to grab some warriors and roll in there.
151  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma on: May 25, 2012, 05:45:06 PM
Yes, it's immediately outside the encampment, a path on your left. There is a mine there and a path that goes up the hill and down into a forest. I think it's intended as a starting area, but for some reason the game tries to lead you right to the capitol.

At lvl 9 I found some great equipment down there

Quote from: CeeKay on May 25, 2012, 05:43:33 AM

Quote from: WorkingMike on May 25, 2012, 05:08:30 AM

I was chatting with my buddy tonight who was complaining about getting his ass kicked around the capitol city (Gran Soren I think?). Turns out he skipped the areas around the Encampment and went right to Gran Soren. So FYI for anyone wanting a little grind to level up, hang a left when you leave the staging area.

do you mean the path beyond the encampment with the wolves and then boulder?  I ended up skipping that because I was getting whomped after the boulder but I really should head back that way.
152  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So I ended up in the hospital yesterday on: May 25, 2012, 05:25:05 AM
damn, that sucks man, You are in our thoughts here. Get better friend smile
153  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FST Games DVDs on: May 25, 2012, 05:21:07 AM
PM sent
154  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma on: May 25, 2012, 05:08:30 AM
I was chatting with my buddy tonight who was complaining about getting his ass kicked around the capitol city (Gran Soren I think?). Turns out he skipped the areas around the Encampment and went right to Gran Soren. So FYI for anyone wanting a little grind to level up, hang a left when you leave the staging area.

I found some rad stuff down there.
155  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 38 Studios/Big Huge Games Problems on: May 25, 2012, 05:03:34 AM
This is hardly surprising. They took A LOT of money in the form of a loan from the state of RI, and needed something along the lines of CoD sales to repay it.

If they had done half the world with twice the story in Amalur I bet they could have had a solid hit on their hands. Dark Souls and Dragons Dogma (which I purchased) have proven that people crave action rpg's. I'm certainly getting my money out of both of them, which is something I really didn't with Amalur (I rented it and didn't feel it was worth my money to purchase)

156  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's your street name? on: May 21, 2012, 08:41:16 PM
Dino Westmain
157  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Enclave for the Wii on: May 04, 2012, 05:36:46 PM
Yeah, that's pretty weird. I would, however, be interested in an update to Die by the Sword if they could get the controls right. That could potentially be awesome on the Kinect.
158  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Does this make ANY sense? (relationship related) on: April 28, 2012, 01:16:44 PM
I've been with my wife for 20 years, so take this with a grain of salt, but I would be careful here. If she's playing games during the courtship phase then it's only going to get worse and more confusing. I would put the ball in her court and see what happens. She obviously digs making you work for it, so maybe turn it around a little. If she really is interested then she will pursue you.

Also, is this worth getting a black mark/fired over?
159  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings on: April 27, 2012, 01:54:18 PM
Did anyone else preorder from Amazon? The price dropped to 45 already, but I sent them an email and received a refund for the difference.

Just an FYI in case anyone else wants to give it a shot...
160  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings on: April 23, 2012, 02:00:00 AM
that's good, as rolling is pretty important for survival slywink
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