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1  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Hell froze over and Blizzard made a new IP] Overwatch on: September 27, 2016, 06:47:44 PM

Quote from: Turtle on September 27, 2016, 07:05:32 AM

Changes to Symmetra coming it seems, not quite a buff, but something that makes her less of a situational character pick that you switch from the moment the first point is taken.

I loved playing Symmetra both on PC and consoles but when they nerf'ed her along with Torb it really didn't make much sense from what I saw in the game.  Anyways I'll be sure to check out the changes on PTR.
2  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza Horizon 3 [XB1/PC] on: September 23, 2016, 09:21:54 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on September 23, 2016, 05:21:00 PM

hope you have a great trip otter, feel free to hit me up for a phone number if you need something.  Already raced your drivatar fwiw slywink


Thanks.  In my signature block of my ride report I have an address to my satellite tracker if anyone wants to know where I am, you just have to copy and paste it into a browser.  Still at home for the moment, two weeks until the off.
3  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza Horizon 3 [XB1/PC] on: September 23, 2016, 05:29:44 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 23, 2016, 12:03:38 AM

Quote from: Zinfan on September 23, 2016, 12:00:35 AM

I'd jump in for the combined version but I'm about to head out of town for 4 months or so.  I'll check it out when I get back I guess.

Four months???  Wow, that's one heck of a business trip!

http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/ganso-de-am%C3%A9rica-del-sur-south-american-goose.1174518/

Not business!!
4  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza Horizon 3 [XB1/PC] on: September 23, 2016, 12:00:35 AM
I'd jump in for the combined version but I'm about to head out of town for 4 months or so.  I'll check it out when I get back I guess.
5  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Fall 2016 Season Begins! on: September 21, 2016, 02:09:56 AM
Nothing looks interesting to me either new shows or returning ones.  Just burnt out on TV I guess, I'd ditch it if the wife would allow it and how would rittchard afford a new iPhone if I left DirecTV?
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XBone] Everspace (roguelike space shooter w/ persistent progression) on: September 15, 2016, 04:34:36 PM
Looks fun, I'll keep an eye on it.
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, XB1, PC] Battlefield 1 (Alt-history WW1) on: September 05, 2016, 08:07:07 AM
I'd think about it Blackjack but I'm going to be out of town for a few months when this hits.
8  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My amateur fighting career on: September 05, 2016, 08:04:24 AM
Nice job sweeping the leg Johnny!
9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Hell froze over and Blizzard made a new IP] Overwatch on: September 04, 2016, 09:02:22 PM
  Got oh so close to gold (2000 points) level yesterday.  Highest I got was 1970 so only one match win away (I found I get around 30-40 pts per match win and lose that same amount in a defeat) but the next game of course had a petulant player who didn't like our team comp and after we lost the first point he disconnected so we were 5v6 and destined to lose.  Overwatch is supposed to limit your losses in cases like that but the guy who left must be a first class griefer as he jumped back into the game at the last minute so we lost full exp since we had a full team.  Why he didn't just sit in the spawn location I don't know but I do wish there was a way to avoid those guys in the future, as it is the best I can do is block his comms.

  Any ways the quest for gold is underway.  I suppose it is just a goal as I also got into a match that had my team rated 1907 with one gold and 5 silvers and the other team also at 1907 but with 5 golds and one silver.  Our team did manage to eek out the win 3-2 on capture mode but is was nail biting at the finish. 
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Hell froze over and Blizzard made a new IP] Overwatch on: September 03, 2016, 02:57:18 AM
Season 2 of competitive mode launched today and they added the new map as well.  I did my 10 placement matches and landed about where I figured, silver tier but very close to gold, I'll need to earn 116 rating points to get there (I got 1884 for my placement).  Whole new scoring system in place and players seem to like it.  I went 4-6 W/L and never ran into any salty players but some of the matches were pretty one sided.  In one game the other team managed to pin us into our spawn point and their Hanzo player was far too good for me to be in a match against him.  I guess seeing his name as Smurftatic or something along those lines and being in a 3 man group might be a clue as to why we lost so bad.

New map is very nice but I haven't spawned into it too much yet, the weekly brawl will match you into it though.
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 8/26/16 Edition on: August 27, 2016, 08:19:43 PM
Overwatch on the PC. 
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: August 15, 2016, 06:38:02 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on August 15, 2016, 01:31:38 PM

A lot of what I read is like this RPS impressions piece on PC version -- that much of the game is screwy and clumsy and poorly designed, that much of the game that sounded exciting to me (space combat) is mediocre at best, that much of the nuts and bolts gaming is tedious unless you're truly into crafting and inventory micro-management. But... that he still can't stop playing it.  icon_smile

Wot I Think: No Manís Sky
https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/08/15/no-mans-sky-pc-review/
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This likely reads as an overwhelmingly negative review, and itís deserved Ė No Manís Sky is massively flawed, and systematically poorly designed. But itís also a massive playground of potential and opportunity, and its sheer ambition, for all its massive stumbles, is rewarded in play.

Itís bloody awful that the whole time Iíve been playing, the dozens of hours on PC this weekend, Iíve been thinking about the PS4 hastily hooked up to the TV at the other side of my office and wishing I were still playing over there.

But I can see the PC version improving come the patches it desperately needs, and I can fantasise about the possible reworkings of the abysmal ship controls and stupid inventories and long mouse presses, and then this version will step forward and take the lead. Itís not there yet, but it could be.
Couple of the comments were interesting too:
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Itís simply by far the worst game Iíve ever loved.
...
I am enjoying it, but I literally fight with the controls to play rather than them being hidden things you forget about once you know them.
So I feel pretty sure it's not for me, at least in its current state. I'll keep it on the wish list though.

The apparently poor use of mouse and drag'n'drop reminds me a lot of the indie cheapie How to Survive. There they couldn't be bothered to convert the gamepad-type inventory management (much of it using shoulder buttons to scroll L-R through inventory items) to the more typical drag'n'drop that virtually every PC-native game uses as a matter of course. I'd like to think in NMS case though, with this volume of sales, the dev can afford to do something about it in this case, if it wants to.

It could be like some other AAA-price titles like Shadows of Mordor and Mad Max where I did get in the water once the title was on sale. NMS has sold so astronomically (inexplicably?) well on both platforms though, that it doesn't sound like Sony would need to put it on sale on Steam any time soon.

That review hits exactly my experience with NMS down to the worst game I love to play.  I don't think I could add anything else.  I am currently on a moderately hostile planet looking for one last animal so I can earn 250k credits and that should be enough to buy a much better ship but I can't find the dang thing no matter how long I search.  I found an item that sells for good money and is plentiful on the planet but finding a selling location is difficult so I end up inventory full very often.  Ahh well I need to find that damn animal so back at it, I could just leave but I have made it my goal to complete this task which should make going to another world fresh.
13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: August 13, 2016, 10:56:18 PM
I'd like the game more if I could spend less time in the interface.  For me the graphics are fine and I can withstand the hitches here and there but I don't like how long it takes to get things done sometimes.  Also I need to master that running hack as often I want to travel somewhere close but running takes too long and so I fly but the animation of getting into the ship, taking off, landing and getting out are too slow and repetitive.  Oh and I have yet to master the star map, I get frustrated when I try to determine where to jump next as you can select any star and there is no indication that it is in range or not and the map view slews around so now I've lost my perspective (I did not take the Atlas path at the start so no path to the center for me) and have to hope I finally click on one in range.
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: August 13, 2016, 12:23:33 AM
My 980Ti system is bogging down at times with the game, I think it needs more work for sure.  

Some UI stuff I don't get either.  When using a terminal to buy/sell stuff I can access both my exosuit and spaceship inventory but when talking to a trader I can only get to my exosuit inventory no matter how close my ship is to me.  Plus I'd love to reduce the timer on the selection buttons, don't see why I need it at all really.
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Xbox 1] Titanfall 2 on: August 12, 2016, 05:25:35 PM

Quote from: Roman on August 12, 2016, 03:06:22 PM

I caved to the hype from the 1st game and just like the reviewer in the video burned out pretty darn quick. I liked the idea but the content was lame.

I like what I see thus far but I am not jumping in a quick as I did last time smile

We shall see.


Same for me, just didn't spend any real time with the first one.
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: August 12, 2016, 12:13:20 AM
Just saw this.
https://twitter.com/NoMansSky/status/763875660175663108

So 2.6 gig download shouldn't take very long for me.
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: August 12, 2016, 12:01:52 AM
I'm still getting it as what content I've seen would keep me happy for some time.  Worth $60?  Not sure but I think I can get some value out of it for me. 

I am curious why no pre-loading on PC though, it uses servers right?  So why not keep them off until go time but allow pre-load?  I'm seeing the PS4 version is 6GB?  I guess I can go for a walk or something while my not so fast internet grabs it in an hour or two.
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (8/10/16) on: August 09, 2016, 09:26:33 PM
Hah I know the scope of the game hence the  ninja after my comment!
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (8/10/16) on: August 09, 2016, 04:11:11 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on August 09, 2016, 01:37:53 PM

No Man's Sky on PC smile

See you guys out there!   ninja
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (8/10/16) on: August 09, 2016, 03:20:00 AM
I saw some things I like on a couple of streams so I bought the PC version of NMS.
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: August 06, 2016, 06:13:39 AM

Quote from: Destructor on August 06, 2016, 03:13:35 AM

Fuck that shit about PS4 getting a 'timed exclusive'. It's CLEARLY that, and not the bullshit stated by the founder:

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In a subsequent tweet, he provided a bit of explanation as to why the date changed. He wrote, "We think a global release is best for everyone on PC. Retail forces us to be staggered on PS4."

Sorry, but a lot of people buy digital nowadays (especially PC). Don't tout this 'global release' bullcrap in this day and age. Also, (pissed off) PC purchaser here.

Does suck as you need to go into NMS hiding mode to avoid hearing too much about the game but then again you might hear something that turns you away from it.  Hard not to see headlines and stuff about such an anticipated game though.
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: August 06, 2016, 02:37:34 AM
There is always a segment of gamers who are going to try and be the quickest to the "end" even in a game like this so I'm just wondering what the speedrun time will be.  I don't think I'll play NMS but I wonder what happens at the center of the universe when people get there.  Will you see other players since you are all now in the small space at the center?  If so I'd think speedrunners would love to get there first and name the planets and whatever else there is at the core for bragging rights.
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (7/03/16) on: July 04, 2016, 09:14:37 PM
I may try the Brookhaven experience but will wait for reviews, too many VR games lack depth and  length to be worth more than a few dollars.
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Hell froze over and Blizzard made a new IP] Overwatch on: July 01, 2016, 03:46:59 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on July 01, 2016, 10:23:54 AM

Quote from: Zinfan on June 30, 2016, 10:56:38 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on June 30, 2016, 09:30:54 PM

Competitive mode and balance patch out for the XB1 finally smile

From what I've read the Torb nerf is not in yet, just the McCree and Widowmaker ones from the PC version.  I'm not sure I'd want to try ranking in comp play as the torbtornado will be massive.  Not that sure it matters in the end as I imagine my rating will be something like 25 or so.

Otter saw your two invites last night.  My nephew was playing on my account briefly before we started his party.   I'll be on tonight hopefully.  Btw, not sure I want to do season yet. 

No worries, we had Pug, Kato and Mikegami playing last night in competitive mode.  I ranked in at 46 and proceeded to lose two levels in the next 3 games but am stable at 44 now.  There was a but (since fixed) that didn't give proper exp for KOTH matches and I think I lost more games where full exp was applied and won a few where I got very little exp.  The last game we played last night was a doozy as we ran into a very skilled group that rolled us like nobodies bussiness.
25  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Hell froze over and Blizzard made a new IP] Overwatch on: June 30, 2016, 10:56:38 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on June 30, 2016, 09:30:54 PM

Competitive mode and balance patch out for the XB1 finally smile

From what I've read the Torb nerf is not in yet, just the McCree and Widowmaker ones from the PC version.  I'm not sure I'd want to try ranking in comp play as the torbtornado will be massive.  Not that sure it matters in the end as I imagine my rating will be something like 25 or so.
26  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones Season 6 (Spoiler Alert!) on: June 29, 2016, 06:00:33 AM
Great episode but bittersweet knowing how fast the plot is running right now.  I love the action but can't help wondering how much more we are going to get before the end.  Cersei finally removes the dragging plot point that is the High Sparrow and in a great way but suffers consequences as a result, very nice.  I too am disappointed to lose Margery as I always held out hope she'd disrobe again (I'm shallow like that) and I'm still not feeling the King in the North as the answer to the winter problem, good thing Daneyrs is on her way accompanied by some cool music.
27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Hell froze over and Blizzard made a new IP] Overwatch on: June 26, 2016, 10:41:53 PM
McCree is 75% pick on PC and interestingly on PS4 only 55% with the XB1 at 65%, wonder why the XB1 is that much higher than the PS4.
28  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Hell froze over and Blizzard made a new IP] Overwatch on: June 26, 2016, 10:35:21 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on June 26, 2016, 09:52:20 PM

Quote from: Zinfan on June 26, 2016, 08:43:26 PM

Reading reports that Blizzard is going to nerf Toblorone on the consoles by decreasing turret damage by 30%.  Shame really as we may not see many more Plays of the Game like this one.
https://youtu.be/DiMJ-s4T16M

I don't think damage is the problem as much as it's speed of target acquisition and target lock.

This is proven out on the PC as Torb's are not that big an issue when going against them using a keyboard and mouse and no damage nerf for them on the PC.  I'd say it's mostly how long it takes controllers to target the turret vs the mouse so maybe Bliz will refine the nerf in the future.

Overbuff runs stats for Overwatch, here are the defense hero stats for all three platforms.

PC


PS4


XB1


A quick look shows Torb's pick rate is 20% higher on consoles and his win rate is 10% higher.  I also noticed how much higher the selection rate is for widowmaker on PC vs consoles.  I will take a look to see what Mcree's rate was on pc vs console.
29  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Hell froze over and Blizzard made a new IP] Overwatch on: June 26, 2016, 10:23:57 PM
All fine but this is a quick fix, I'd think other options would take longer to test out and as it is the TorbTurretTango is driving other players mad at the moment so I'm happy to see something being done at least.
30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Hell froze over and Blizzard made a new IP] Overwatch on: June 26, 2016, 08:43:26 PM
Reading reports that Blizzard is going to nerf Toblorone on the consoles by decreasing turret damage by 30%.  Shame really as we may not see many more Plays of the Game like this one.
https://youtu.be/DiMJ-s4T16M
31  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones Season 6 (Spoiler Alert!) on: June 23, 2016, 09:11:30 PM
Finally got a chance to watch last week's episode.  At first I was put off by the length of the battle scenes but in the end it made the finish more impactful.  I will say that Sansa is rising up to the top of my favorite chars now (but can't surpass Arya!) and I like to believe she played Snow and Ramsey both.  Her look when the reinforcements arrive sold me as well as the small smile as she walks away at the end of the episode.
32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2016 Full games list/Live coverage thread on: June 13, 2016, 06:05:13 PM
Seemed a good presser for MS, there were a number of games I am looking forward to. 
33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Hell froze over and Blizzard made a new IP] Overwatch on: June 07, 2016, 04:59:53 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 07, 2016, 03:04:26 PM

Quote from: Zinfan on June 07, 2016, 06:20:11 AM

I'd be much happier if teams could only have one of a certain hero so that I don't run into 3 Toby's and a Bastion.  I can see why Blizzard didn't do that as Overwatch is a more friendly game and they don't want players to be locked out of their favorite character.

I won't play a character if I see someone else is, too.  I'm also still in the mix it up phase.  Lately, I've been letting the random choice at the start guide me, but I tend to follow the Team Tips a little too much.

Quote from: Soulchilde on June 07, 2016, 10:03:50 AM

The anwer to that scenario is everyone goes tank with a healer (lucio) and clean out the point.  Problem is that people loathe to change and continue to rush the point solo

I do like sticking to the character I started with to try and wrestle a win, but the numerous defeats make it clear that this is not the best strategy.  That's a weird mindset to get into, though, especially for a game that is otherwise so inviting.  When I'm playing a game, I take on the character I chose, but here, it's more like you're playing a real time strategy game, but you only get to send out one unit at a time, and you have to directly control that unit.  But nothing in the way the menus and character choosing is laid out lends itself to this way of thinking.  Hell, even the voting at the end just shows one character the person played.

Too true about not wanting to change mid-match.  I was playing one match where we were attacking against 6 Symmetra's and getting cleaned up just trying to get near the point.  Finally it clicked for us and Kato and I grabbed Winston who jumped past the turrets, shielded up and destroyed said turrets quickly leading to a victory just by changing team makeup as needed.  Most times I get caught up in making sure I keep going until my ulti is ready even if it makes no sense. 
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Hell froze over and Blizzard made a new IP] Overwatch on: June 07, 2016, 06:20:11 AM
I'd be much happier if teams could only have one of a certain hero so that I don't run into 3 Toby's and a Bastion.  I can see why Blizzard didn't do that as Overwatch is a more friendly game and they don't want players to be locked out of their favorite character.
35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Hell froze over and Blizzard made a new IP] Overwatch on: June 07, 2016, 12:23:54 AM
I've read somewhere that the voting at the end plays into matchmaking in the future.   You are more likely to be matched with someone you have voted for so remember NEVER VOTE FOR THE TURRET BASTARDS!!!!
36  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Hell froze over and Blizzard made a new IP] Overwatch on: June 02, 2016, 08:35:16 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on June 02, 2016, 10:54:06 AM

Quote from: Zinfan on June 01, 2016, 11:55:47 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on May 31, 2016, 08:48:33 PM

heh, Toblerone

Yeah he sucks!  I did just notice another XB1 crewmember playing the practice area of Overwatch so perhaps we will add another to the team soon.

 ninja

So Genji then?
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Hell froze over and Blizzard made a new IP] Overwatch on: June 01, 2016, 11:55:47 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on May 31, 2016, 08:48:33 PM

heh, Toblerone

Yeah he sucks!  I did just notice another XB1 crewmember playing the practice area of Overwatch so perhaps we will add another to the team soon.
38  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Hell froze over and Blizzard made a new IP] Overwatch on: May 30, 2016, 10:10:12 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 30, 2016, 05:27:57 PM

There's nothing dazzling, inventive or new here, for sure, but like with most Blizzard games, what is here is incredibly well polished and distilled down to what works.  Consequently, it clicks easily when you pick up a controller.  You play for a bit, maybe wondering what the fuss is about.  You have fun, but wonder if you were expecting more.  If you don't just shrug and put it away at that point, you may find that several hours disappear before you know where they went.

For me, in both the beta and full game, I won't be happy until I've given every character a go at least once.  By that time, I will naturally have picked some favorites (which oddly, aren't lining up as neatly between the beta and retail release as I thought they would), and be able to settle into them, switching between some as the team requires.



I still haven't tried all the heros yet and I'm level 36 now on the XB1.  I sometimes am afraid to upset the balance of the team by choosing a hero I can't play well but in actuality every time I've done it it hasn't gone too bad (except for an all Symmetra match).  I even tried widowmaker once since I got a great outfit for her and wanted to check it out and I didn't do too bad there.  

I still have yet to play to any extent Genji, Reaper, Bastion (turret bastard),Mei, D.Va and Zenyatta.  Very little play time with Mercy, Mccree (who I have two great outfits for), Tracer (just too much movement required for her to be effective and I can't cope), Toblerone (ditto turret bastard), Hanzo(one all Hanzo match, didn't go well) and Zarya(who I think will be getting more time after wonderpug and the others explained her abilities to me).

I use Junkrat and Lucio the most and like to play Reinhardt when needed.  Roadhog is ok and Soldier 76 is typical FPS fare, both are fun to play but I like Pharah the most on offense, Winston is just hard for me to figure out how to be effective atm.  The others I play with all have different favs of course and it makes for some fun teams at times and other times we get wiped out quickly but the games are fun and nothing like pulling out a win after being down 0% to 99% on a map but grabbing the point in overtime and holding it for the victory.
39  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: 2016 Republican Nomination on: May 30, 2016, 05:48:15 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on May 30, 2016, 04:55:28 PM

I don't know what to make of this election cycle.  The demagoguery is so far outside of the real world that it makes my brain hurt. 

How true.  I started out enjoying the GOP turmoil with Trump in the mix but that man is a walking time bomb imo, the promises he makes are unrealistic and dangerous.  On the other side Clinton has no appeal either, I don't see how the U.S. wins in this election.
40  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - Memorial Day Weekend 2016 edition (5/27) on: May 27, 2016, 11:56:55 PM
"It's always high noon somewhere!"  Or more accurately "Death rains from abarrrggghhhh!" *splat*
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