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121  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.
122  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.


123  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: WTB Nier/Resonance of Fate (360) on: June 21, 2012, 01:13:58 PM
Still looking smile
124  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.



125  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
126  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.

127  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*
128  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.
129  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.
130  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.
131  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.
132  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.
133  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
134  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FST Games DVDs on: May 25, 2012, 05:21:07 AM
PM sent
135  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.
136  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)

137  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's your street name? on: May 21, 2012, 08:41:16 PM
Dino Westmain
138  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.
139  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?
140  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...
141  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
142  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings on: April 22, 2012, 07:33:57 PM
Man, this is one of those games that I needed to play awhile before it "clicked" with me. At first I had issues with the combat, but that was due to me being unprepared. And there is no hand holding here at all. It's more along the lines of tossing a kid into the water so they learn how to swim.

Now if they can make the combat a little less floaty for the next game. Dark Souls did it right and everyone should copy that shit.

This is the game that Two Worlds 2 could have been....
143  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Any "must have" Wii games? on: April 04, 2012, 02:47:56 PM
Okami is a great little game. I enjoyed A Boy and His Blob as well.

Did the Last Story come out yet? I heard good things about that.
144  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: inXile Wasteland Kickstarter coming! on: March 31, 2012, 12:59:24 AM
as a game studio Obsidian is pretty hit or miss for me. Regardless, I gave Brian my hundred bucks, so I've got a horse in this race already
145  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors begin. on: March 30, 2012, 05:58:07 AM
I think this next go around will be down to content vs. flash, at least for me. I have an original 360 hooked up via component and it looks damn nice. Just these last few months I preordered, DESPITE my having a gamefly membership, Borderlands 2, Witcher 2, and Dragons Dogma. I did so because of the amount of gaming I feel I'll get out of them AND my ability to resell them if they don't pan out. And despite the original being a favorite of mine, I passed on Darkness 2 (due to a different dev and the rumors of it being really short, 8 hours or so). That game should have been a day one purchase, but they simply didn't deliver enough, in my mind, for me to part with 60 bucks.

Deliver content and gameplay and gamers will rush your gates like a horde. We as gamers are a particular, demanding group, but we spend money and are incredibly vocal.
146  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors begin. on: March 29, 2012, 01:03:44 PM
I think i'll be taking a wait and see with this go around. Who knows if any of this is true, but if it is then we had better see game prices come down some. 60 bucks for 15 hours and no resale? No thank you.

I'm pretty happy with the current generation still, and my backlog can keep my gaming for a reeeeeaaally long time.
147  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 3/23/12 on: March 24, 2012, 11:09:49 PM
I've been playing Driver:San Fransisco and Rayman Origins this week and really enjoying them both
148  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: March 20, 2012, 04:46:06 AM
Nope, I have a real "fool me twice" thing going with Bioware now. DA2 was an utter disappointment after the 1st one, and everything I've been hearing about the ME3 ending has pushed that onto my "buy it when it's cheap" backlist.

Waiting on the Witcher 2 now, and my gaming budget in the future will be going elsewhere. Bioware has sort of become a "once great house fallen into disrepair" for me.
149  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Am in a Book Reading Funk (Need Help!) on: March 20, 2012, 04:38:06 AM
Did you ever read "The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril" by Paul Malmont? If not, it's a great read. If yes, the sequel just came out and it's fabulous.

The best zombie novel I've read in some time is "The Reapers are the Angels" by Alden Bell. It even has supermutants, ala Fallout. Pretty awesome.
150  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I need a very loud, wirelessly operated, work-related device on: March 08, 2012, 11:23:01 PM
http://www.amazon.com/ThinkGeek-98C52-Annoy-a-tron/dp/B0013JCSKC

not remote triggered, and would probably annoy the shit out of you as well, but it's pretty good for driving friends and/or colleagues nuts
151  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Job Advice - One week to decide.. on: March 02, 2012, 10:56:24 PM
are you living in Florida? I have friends that work at the state and county level down here and they are getting antsy about the shit Rick Scott has going on re: pensions and the like.

My colleague used to work juvenile justice in Ny and hated it. I'd opt for the hospital. You'll be learning valuable new skills and the shifts sound better, plus you're closer to your mom (which can be important).

Just my .02

 
152  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Kingdoms of Amalur Impressions on: February 24, 2012, 11:51:48 PM
it is? damn, how did I miss that?
153  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Kingdoms of Amalur Impressions on: February 24, 2012, 06:39:41 PM
Has anyone figured out how to check the time of day? I can rest at an inn for a length of time, but I have no idea what time it actually is.

I need to go into a place and do a thing at night, but haven't figured out the day/night cycle yet
154  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Syndicate] Working on the review - join our Syndicate? on: February 22, 2012, 07:10:08 PM
in a nutshell - worth buying or better as a rental. ME3 and The Witcher 2 is on deck and my budget is limited.
155  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Updated: Admitted to the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy! on: February 21, 2012, 11:08:49 PM
Congrats, that's one hell of an accomplishment!

It's always gratifying to have hard work pay off
156  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Warp out today, first XBLA 'House Party' release on: February 18, 2012, 01:31:57 PM
This is a really great game, full of character
157  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 2/17/12 on: February 17, 2012, 06:49:32 PM
Warp - what a really great little game. It just oozes charm

Some KoA as well....it's fun for an hour-ish or so.
158  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] 2012-2013 series pilots on: February 16, 2012, 09:55:20 PM
They are really pushing the magical, faerie tale stuff these last couple of years it seems. Nothing in those descriptions made me excited, but maybe the previews will.


Amc and FX have kind of spoiled me I guess. I have a pretty high standard of TV nowadays
159  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Great shows that lasted only one season on: February 16, 2012, 02:23:21 PM
Drive starring Nathan Fillion. I think we only got 2 episodes. The wife and I tuned in for week 3 and they were showing House instead, which is never a good sign.
160  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: let's talk tablets on: February 15, 2012, 06:41:21 PM
BG2 should run with GemRB. It also looks like HoMM3 is playable on Android

HoMM3 for Android
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