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81  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 11/6 edition on: November 06, 2015, 06:00:13 PM
I'm going to finish Mad Max. I've wavered back and forth between 100%ing everything, just clearing the territories, or just finishing the game. I've gotten to the point that I'm just frustrated and bored with it, so the latter is the route I'm going. I believe I'm on the last if not very close to the last story quest, so it should be doable.

I'm also strongly considering picking up Guitar Hero Live after my initial reservations. Sounds like people are having fun with it, and that the "Live" portion is more entertaining than it sounded on paper. Best Buy has it on sale for $80, which means with my GCU membership I could get the game + guitar for $64, which sounds like a great deal to me.

In board game related gaming, we're going to break out Robinson Crusoe & The Cursed Island this weekend and try to knock out a couple of scenarios. We've beaten 3 of the 6 to date, I believe.


82  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: November 06, 2015, 12:59:22 AM
Quote from: Turtle
However, when you call things shit without trying them when I think that's a very narrow minded opinion. A lot of what people call Indie are actually AAA or AA developers making smaller games at more reasonable budgets, or are doing stories or gameplay that the usual publishers won't bother with.

Whoa....I didn't call anything "shit." I own and play tons of indie titles on the PC. All you have to do is look at my library.

I bought a PS4 and an XB1 to play big-budget console games. I don't need it to play indie games; that's what my PC is great for. For what it's worth, I still own a lot of indie games on the two consoles, because I'll grab them as they come up in the freebies each month. And I've played many of them and enjoyed many of them.

I'm not bashing the PS4. I'm lamenting the lack of first-party AAA titles two years in. I expected there would be more of them by now for a console that is selling like gangbusters. I'm thinking back to PS2 when it seemed I couldn't turn around before a new RPG or something was coming out exclusively for that system. The PS4 may get to that point eventually - it's still early - but it's a hell of a long way from the glory days.
83  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: November 05, 2015, 05:10:13 PM
Quote from: Scraper
Did you play Tearaway Unfolded yet? Or Bloodborne or Tales of Zestiria or Until Dawn or The Vanishing of Ethan Carter or Disgaea 5? I mean those are just recently released titles I could keep going if you want me to.

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is also a PC game, and I can get it cheaper on Steam, so I don't count it.

Tales of Zestiria I was interested in until the mediocre reviews. Until Dawn looks great. Bloodborne looks great too but I'm not very good at Dark Souls type games. No interest in Disgaea 5 or Tearaway.

I'd be curious to know how many of the 252 titles through major publishers are not cross-platform or remakes of old games.
84  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie poll] See "Halloween" or "Psycho" re-release in theaters on Oct. 29th? on: November 02, 2015, 12:33:23 AM
I really regret not going to see Psycho in the theater when it played a few weeks ago. I couldn't get anyone to go with me, my wife didn't want to go, so I just said screw it and stayed home. I also missed the Jaws re-release, but I was out of town that weekend so at least I had an excuse.

I did, however, see Halloween in the theater when they did the 35th anniversary re-release. That was a really good time. They had a bonus featurette that ran before the film that was really entertaining, and we had a good crowd that definitely appreciated the film.

After having seen Halloween and now Back to the Future 2 re-releases, I'm probably going to go see every big re-release that comes out. Both of those experiences were just a ton of fun, because the people that come out and pay $10 to see a movie they could watch at home instantly are the real nerds who love and appreciate the movie.
85  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 02, 2015, 12:26:40 AM
So I did a recalibration anyway since it just stopped taking any commands at all, and now it's just back to thinking TEE VEE means TBS. It got to the point where I could stand right beside the Kinect and talk in a loud voice and it had no clue.

Then I had Amazon Prime crash.

This update is a complete POS. I just hope they get this stuff ironed out because if they don't, they're looking at a gigantic AC:Unity-esque PR clusterfuck heading into the holiday season.
86  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 01, 2015, 01:33:23 AM
I haven't tried a recalibration since the update. I think I'll just wait for the official release then redo all my calibrations then.
87  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: October 30, 2015, 03:23:34 PM
It's driving my wife crazy because now it interprets "Xbox Watch TV" (which used to work flawlessly) as "Xbox Watch TBS." So every time we tell it to watch TV we're getting hit with 24/7 Seinfeld reruns.  icon_biggrin
88  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 10/30/15 Halloween Edition on: October 30, 2015, 03:21:36 PM
Costume Quest 2 and may take a break from Mad Max to make some progress in Arkham Knight.
89  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So are the Steam forums always filled with so many immature people? on: October 29, 2015, 03:14:16 AM
Quote from: Dante Rising
1) Divinity Original Sin Enhanced Edition was released on Xbox live several hours before Steam. Certain individuals went berserk, despite the fact that all owners of the PC original edition game were getting the enhanced edition for FREE.  All they had to do was wait a few extra hours. Instead comments were posted talking about how Larian had stabbed PC gamers in the back, and how they were catering to console gamers instead of the people who saved their development house.

Unfortunately this is becoming more and more common as technology gives us the power to get anything we want almost instantly. My kids will never know what it means to have to wait for anything.

Jeff Tucker on the 91 Reasons podcast related a story about how he used to work the door at the Snoopy Ice Show at Knott's Berry Farm. He was in charge of turning people away when the theater filled to capacity. He said that he had people threaten to kill him because the venue was full and they'd have to wait for the next show. Threaten to KILL him.  retard
90  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Now they have come for my bacon! on: October 27, 2015, 12:48:38 AM
WHO - the world's biggest buzzkill since 1948!
91  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: October 27, 2015, 12:42:48 AM
I've had it for maybe 2 weeks, and I'll be the first to admit I haven't really explored it a great deal. The biggest immediate difference is that instead of hitting left to bring up that big shortcut conglomeration of tiles, you can just scroll down to hit your most used apps. Which technically is probably easier, but it seems like more effort because now I'm scrolling through a list of giant tiles vs just selecting the tile I want from one screen.

It may in actuality turn out to be better once I get used to it, but I was hoping for something a little slicker based on the hype. My first impression was "Oh great. Instead of a bunch of tiles we have to scroll through left to right we have.....a bunch of tiles we have to scroll through up and down." 
92  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/27) on: October 26, 2015, 03:08:58 AM
I really want Divinity:Original Sin but nothing this week. Backlog still too full.
93  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: October 25, 2015, 07:28:07 PM
I dislike the update as well. Voice control seems WAY more unresponsive than it used to be. Lots of bugs that happened infrequently before now seem to occur regularly. I'm living with it, but not particularly happy. I also fail to see how the new UI is a huge improvement over the old one.
94  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 10/23/15 Edition on: October 23, 2015, 12:10:36 PM
Still picking away at Mad Max. Also started Costume Quest 2 last night so I'll probably play that a lot leading up to Halloween.
95  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: How long do you give a game to capture your interest? on: October 22, 2015, 07:58:28 PM
Quote from: Dante Rising
One of our own forum members mentioned that there are only two or three games being released this holiday season that he is interested in.

I kind of get it.

For me, it's like my attitude towards movies pre-kids and post-kids. Pre-kids, just about every weekend there was at least one new movie coming out that interested me enough I'd go pay a ticket price to see. Then the babies came along, and it wasn't a matter of wanting to see stuff - I physically couldn't get out to go see them all. Over time, I had to become much more selective about what I actually went to see in the theater, because I could only get out to maybe 4 or 5 movies a year.

Once you do that long enough, I think you start raising your standards to a point that anything that isn't completely AAA Must-See is just filtered out. You dismiss it out of hand because you have to in order to have enough time for those AAA movies.

Games work the same way. For instance, I have little to no interest in Halo 5 because the appeal of Halo is multiplayer and I don't have time for multiplayer. There are people I can't tell that I'm not interested in Halo because they might disown me as a friend.  icon_biggrin But it's not that I don't like Halo or don't want to play Halo - it's just that I don't like it *enough* to assign it to my valuable ration of gaming hours.
96  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: How long do you give a game to capture your interest? on: October 22, 2015, 04:05:40 PM
I don't have any specific cut-off. I play until it feels like work, or until something newer and shinier comes along.

I have tried (mostly successfully) to start sticking with games to completion that I've invested a significant amount of money in. Because my game time is limited, I find that skipping from game to game isn't feasible anyway due to my lack of time. It just makes more sense financially to buy one game at a time and finish it.

I've bought less games this year than I have in the past 20 years, and I've still bought too many this year than I can finish.
97  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/20) on: October 20, 2015, 01:39:59 PM
I canceled my Guitar Hero pre-order after the middling reviews and finding out that the DLC can never actually be purchased. F-- that. I'll grab Rock Band 4 on the cheap a few months down the road.

I may roll that $80 into the Uncharted collection and Tales of Zestiria instead. We'll see - I really need to knock out Arkham Knight first.
98  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/20) on: October 19, 2015, 03:14:01 PM
Guitar Hero Live is probably going to be a purchase this week if the review scores are good. I passed on Rock Band 4 due to the mediocre playlist and the lack of new features (not to mention the added cost of the wireless adapter). GH has a better playlist (IMO), new instrument, brand new gameplay due to the new controller design, and will only cost me $10 more than RB would have cost me with no new instrument. So that's pretty much a no-brainer.

I'm also VERY interested in Sword Coast Legends - again I'll wait on some reviews but that may be my other purchase.

No interest in AssCreed - I haven't finished Unity and Syndicate will probably be $20 within 6 months.
99  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 10/16/15 Edition on: October 16, 2015, 04:32:49 PM
No gaming for me this weekend. Taking the kids to their first theme park, so that should be more than entertaining enough. As the cooler weather sets in, however, I'm starting to get the gaming itch. I imagine I'll be hitting Arkham Knight hard when I get back.
100  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I will no longer grind for certain achievements. on: October 12, 2015, 09:34:58 PM
I never worry about achievements, but I am a collectible completionist. Hell, I even got all the ones in Sunset Overdrive and there were more in that game than I've ever seen in any game before or since.

However, it's starting to wear on me as well with Mad Max. The problem being there are SO many games this fall and my backlog is already huge. I find myself wondering why the hell I'm spending an hour of precious game time driving around a map picking up scrap I don't need when I could be playing a new game. I believe you gentlemen have inspired me to stop chasing the purple dragon and mainline the story missions tonight to get it behind me.
101  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/13) on: October 12, 2015, 05:44:33 PM
I'd love to have both Wasteland 2 and Dragon Quest Heroes, but I'm on a self-imposed moratorium until I knock out Mad Max and Arkham Knight.
102  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Are any of you specifically playing horror games since its October? on: October 10, 2015, 01:25:11 PM
The only one I've saved specifically for October is Costume Quest 2.
103  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 10/9/15 Edition on: October 09, 2015, 01:42:18 PM
I'm blasting my way through the Mad Max storyline missions to get that one knocked out. Then it will be all Arkham Knight.
104  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/6) on: October 05, 2015, 11:38:22 PM
I've pretty much decided against Rock Band 4. I'd have to get it on Xbox One for DLC and instrument compatibility, so that's a $20 premium on the price right off the bat. The setlist is pretty mediocre, and most reviews - while positive - are saying it doesn't really improve much upon the previous entries and in some cases takes a step back.

Instead I think I'll wait and see how Guitar Hero Live shapes up - at least they are doing something a little different with the controller, and their set list looks better to me. It's also solo-oriented, which is how I was planning on playing Rock Band mostly anyway. Might just be a better fit all around.

105  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/6) on: October 05, 2015, 02:59:03 AM
Uncharted is an eventual must-buy, as I've never played any of the Uncharted games. However, it will have to wait until I get some of my backlog under control.

I was going to buy Rock Band 4 Day One, but I'm wavering now. I think I may wait just a bit to see how the reviews shake out.
106  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 10/2/15 Edition on: October 02, 2015, 09:47:21 PM
Will try to make some more progress on Mad Max, but starting to get a little burned out since that's all I've played exclusively since launch.

Might fire up StarCraft: Heart of the Swarm since I picked it up on a $10 sale.

Also since WildStar is now free I'll probably goof around with that a bit.
107  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: October 01, 2015, 05:32:28 PM
Greatness *still* awaits, apparently.

I love my PS4, but I've been supremely disappointed in the lack of exclusives. I'm talking real exclusives, not indie shit I can get all day long on Steam for half the price. It's been two years, for God's sake.
108  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/29) on: September 30, 2015, 05:03:23 PM
Jeff Gerstmann posted on Twitter his initial impressions of Tony Hawk, which was a meh/sad face, which pretty much told me all I needed to know.
109  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Heroes Reborn on: September 29, 2015, 04:46:19 PM
Quote from: hepcat
The best thing they could do for the show is to fire Tim Kring.  The guy is a hack.

Hack? The guy co-wrote Teen Wolf Too!
110  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/29) on: September 28, 2015, 12:21:06 PM
Nothing this week as I'm saving for Rock Band 4 next week.
111  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Heroes Reborn on: September 27, 2015, 09:59:21 PM
I have to disagree with the Katana Girl assessment. I thought it almost torpedoed the entire show. I actually rolled my eyes when I saw it. It was sooooo dumb. Any time movies or TV try to portray gaming or computers they always fail miserably, and this was no exception. It seriously almost ruined the entire two hour block for me.

As far as the rest of it, about the only two characters I really like are Pan and HRG. Pan is a great Claire replacement and his power is interesting.

Unfortunately I just get a very strong vibe of "Heroes mediocrity" - it's the same exact vibe I got in Seasons 3 & 4. I was hoping they would come in with some complete bad-assery, completely rebooting the franchise. Instead, it felt more like they're just continuing the mediocrity of Season 4 with some minor tweaks.
112  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Survivor 2015: Second Chance! on: September 27, 2015, 09:54:27 PM
Kelly doesn't even look like the same person. She's had a lot of work done, and not really for the better IMO.

I was glad the first person voted out was that person. Never liked them.

Overall it was OK, but I'm afraid the newer players are going to have a significant advantage.
113  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend playlist - 9/25 edition on: September 27, 2015, 09:49:27 PM
I had planned to get in some Rainbow Six beta but I may not get a chance - it's been busy. I did get a little more Mad Max time in last night. Completely cleared Jeet's territory and now I'm knee deep in Gutgash country.
114  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Survivor 2015: Second Chance! on: September 25, 2015, 12:12:35 AM
I've skipped the last couple of seasons but decided to come back for this one due to the strength of the cast. I always like the shows with veteran players because you dispense with a lot of the "Survivor is HARD" whining and get down to pure gameplay.
115  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend playlist - 9/18 edition on: September 22, 2015, 06:34:29 PM
No gaming, but spent Saturday night running from a panicked mob when a gang fight broke out at Carowinds.  icon_eek
116  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/22) on: September 21, 2015, 08:47:00 PM
I may grab The Adventures of Van Helsing: Final Cut if I can just pick up the third one for $15 and get it for free.
117  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Fall 2015 Shows on: September 17, 2015, 11:06:16 PM
My tastes run pretty close to yours.

New shows I'll be picking up definitely include Heroes Reborn, Supergirl, Minority Report, and probably Blindspot. I didn't realize The Bastard Executioner had already started so I'll try to catch up on that one and see if I like it.

Returning shows I'm looking forward to are The Blacklist, Gotham, The Big Bang Theory,and The Walking Dead.

I desperately need to catch up on The Flash and Arrow.
118  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Fear the Walking Dead on: September 17, 2015, 08:08:05 PM
Ok, I found some clarification on the whole "zombie" thing via the Walking Dead Wiki.

Apparently the word zombie, as it relates to a person rising from the dead via voodoo, is a known term. It's apparently used once in the comics and in the Telltale game. However, Romero's zombie films *do not* exist - so essentially the popular concept of zombies we have today is unknown.

119  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Fear the Walking Dead on: September 17, 2015, 12:48:01 AM
I recall reading or hearing that the creators of this universe wanted it set in a world where people didn't know what zombies were. Which is why they're never called zombies in the comics or the show.

I'm in the "I wish the whole cast would get eaten" camp. After 5 seasons of The Walking Dead, it's painful to me to watch rookies stand around like deer in the headlights. The only thing that would make that tolerable is for those characters to be immensely likable so I could root for them, but that's sadly not the case.
120  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The kid and movies on: September 14, 2015, 01:34:34 PM
Growing up I can't remember a single time when either of my parents said, "Hey, you've got to see this old movie I loved as a kid!"

I've come to accept that my kids are busy forming their own list of movie memories, and they differ from mine. But they'll be just as special to them one day.

Let it go, KD. Let it go. icon_biggrin
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