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81  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Almost Human = cancelled on: April 30, 2014, 10:55:27 PM
Now we will never know what is on the other side of the Wall.  Too bad I liked this show.
82  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/Ps3] Dark Souls 2 on: April 28, 2014, 07:43:32 PM

Quote from: shon on April 28, 2014, 05:19:18 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on April 28, 2014, 01:44:48 AM

Cool, I spent a couple hours getting summoned into other people's games and then summoned some people into mine to help beat a boss.  Pretty fun helping other people, but I wish I could stay with them longer.

Man, that makes the game sooooo much easier it's not even funny.  One person can kite the dumb enemies while the other one or two hit from behind and they just die so quickly.  Plus I'm just raking in souls for beating all of those enemies and bosses even when I'm just helping other people.

One complaint I would have is that even with lots of souls to level up it doesn't feel like leveling up really does me much good.  I think I'm level 40 (or near enough) now and I don't really feel any stronger than I was at level 20.   icon_confused

You get the biggest bang in upgrading your equipment vs leveling your character especially in the early game.  It doesn't explain it well in the game but some weapons have different bonuses based on your stats, if you look at the bottom left when selecting weapons you will see them down below.  So a weapon that doesn't look that great early in the game can become quite powerful with upgrading plus the addition of your stat bonuses. 

What I run into is that I have many many souls but not enough Titanite shards/chunks/slabs/whatever to upgrade things so I tend to level up when I can't upgrade weapons.  Would love to find more Titanite.
83  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/Ps3] Dark Souls 2 on: April 28, 2014, 04:29:02 PM
Tried laying down the summoning sign last night and was amazed at how quick I got summoned into a game.  I did end up doing one boss solo as I had ran past lots of mobs to get to the boss area and didn't have time to try a summon before the mobs would have caught me, lots of fun.
84  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/Ps3] Dark Souls 2 on: April 27, 2014, 10:22:46 AM
I'm going to try upgrading my weapon more on my PC guy, I used most souls on the 360 guy for levels.  Maybe I'll get crazy and upgrade armor as well.
85  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Midwest Gaming Classic 2014 (4/12-4/13) Bookfield, WI (Image Heavy) on: April 15, 2014, 10:09:15 PM
That is an Atari XE game system

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atari_XEGS

I never had one but do remember playing Star Raiders on my Atari 800 many many times.
86  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: April 14, 2014, 12:17:33 PM
Had some time off so tried a bit of Titanfall this weekend.  I didn't have that great a time with it, fun in spots but the matchmaking seems really borked.  I got put into matches with guys who were level 40ish on their 5th or 6th prestige while I was level 3 on my first attempt to play.  This did not end well for me, just too much going on to even get a sense of the game play before I was shot over and over by players who obviously know so much more about what is going on.  I'm not sure I'll go back to it anytime soon, I'd have rather spent my time playing Dark Souls 2 on the 360.

[edit]  Ooops didn't review the thread before posting and so apologies for not being a beacon of light for this game Pug!  I'm sure it is fun for the right players, I'm just a wrong one [/edit]
87  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: March 12, 2014, 12:35:37 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on March 12, 2014, 11:08:43 AM

Quote from: Zinfan on March 12, 2014, 02:13:13 AM

Quote from: USMC Kato on March 12, 2014, 01:46:25 AM

Could just be a little gaming fatigue Otterchaos. Sometimes I'm in the mood for just an RTS, or a slow paced RPG.

Quite probably, I don't get much good sleep these days as I'm working 1830 to 0630 six days a week so patience is pretty low and FPS's take some of that.  I managed to grab the last copy of Dark Souls II for the 360 at the local WallyMart so I am going to dig into that for a bit.  I'm sure to try Titanfall again later tonight.

Holy shit, Otter= Zinfan   LOL

 ninja
88  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: March 12, 2014, 02:13:13 AM

Quote from: USMC Kato on March 12, 2014, 01:46:25 AM

Could just be a little gaming fatigue Otterchaos. Sometimes I'm in the mood for just an RTS, or a slow paced RPG.

Quite probably, I don't get much good sleep these days as I'm working 1830 to 0630 six days a week so patience is pretty low and FPS's take some of that.  I managed to grab the last copy of Dark Souls II for the 360 at the local WallyMart so I am going to dig into that for a bit.  I'm sure to try Titanfall again later tonight.
89  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: March 12, 2014, 01:39:02 AM
Eh I think i'm just not into multiplayer shooters much anymore.  Played two matches and topped the scoreboard once but I really wasn't all that engaged with the game.  In fact I'm taking a break and thinking of pulling my 360 out of storage and running to gamestop for a copy of Dark Souls II which I feel would be more my style.

Don't get me wrong, Titanfall seems like a great game and I'm sure to continue playing more when my crazy work hours cease here soon.  Dark Souls seems a better fit for me right now though.
90  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Bravely Default coming to North America on: February 14, 2014, 03:41:49 PM
Not much time to play so my char won't have any skills but my code is

5429-8664-7923

I'll add the others listed here
91  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead tap dances onto AMC for Season 4 on: February 13, 2014, 11:18:37 PM

Quote from: rittchard on February 13, 2014, 09:06:14 PM



Ultimately it hinges on how much you care about the characters and what happens to them.  If you don't like Rick or Carl or the actors who portray them, it's no surprise you're losing interest because it's really their story for the most part.  



I think that is very true in my case, never liked Carl and Rick has sort of taken on a one dimensional state in more recent episodes.  I guess my overall point would be that I just fast forward past the zombie attacks as they all play out the same and watch the story elements unfold but the story isn't grabbing me now.  I don't hate the show but to compare it to another show without a real overall goal, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the difference is that I liked watching those characters unlike my feelings about the main focus characters in Walking Dead.
92  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead tap dances onto AMC for Season 4 on: February 13, 2014, 03:22:34 PM

Quote from: hepcat on February 13, 2014, 01:31:11 AM

Survival is most definitely a goal.  They tried to create a community.  That was a goal.  They attempted to save Andrea and stop the governor.  More goals.  The show has a plethora of goals.  Goals both large and small.  

See I used the term I a lot in my response allowing for the possibility of other reactions or feelings about the show, I don't see your reply having any room for opposite opinions.  The goals you list have all been done in some fashion before and to what end?  everyone will die at some point and become zombies, in fact I have to believe in the Walking Dead universe that all Canadians are all ready zombies as they didn't have access to guns like the Americans and had to fend the zombies off with hockey sticks.  

Also if survival is a goal then why do Carl and Rick walk around with only guns?  No backpacks, rations or other camping/survival gear, kind bugs me.
93  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead tap dances onto AMC for Season 4 on: February 13, 2014, 12:35:33 AM
I'm losing interest in the show as well.  For me it is the lack of an overall goal or destination that makes each episode seem to be a mirror of other episodes.  While I can appreciate the character development, there isn't any thing else to capture my attention.  Narrow escape from zombies, group falls apart and scatters, main character dies and turns into zombie... Seen it all before, I liked the first season where they had a goal of getting to the CDC in Atlanta but since then nothing.  I'll watch but it probably won't command my full attention, I'll do the dishes or play the piano during the show.
94  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (02/10) on: February 10, 2014, 04:45:31 PM
Nothing on this weeks list but I just bought Bravely Default and a 3DSXL
95  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Soft drinks? on: February 08, 2014, 12:02:15 AM
Here is a review of some soda makers, http://thesweethome.com/reviews/best-soda-maker/
I have a soda stream but don't use it much, I like lime flavored seltzer from Trader Joes at .99 per liter.
96  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hacked at the Olympics (Or: Why the press is useless) on: February 06, 2014, 08:47:12 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on February 06, 2014, 06:38:07 PM

I'd be a helluva lot more worried about the reports that bathrooms where the press are staying warn them to not flush used toilet paper and instead put it in the trashcan by the toilet. puke

Best you don't travel to Central or South America as that is standard there due to their sewer system designs.
97  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Most anticipated titles of Q1 2014 on: January 02, 2014, 04:38:01 PM
Dark Souls 2, TitanFall and InFamous are on my radar, for no particular reason I can put my finger on Watchdogs is slipping off my to do list.
98  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Almost Human on: December 14, 2013, 03:21:51 AM
I like the show but tend to have a few episodes on the DVR before I jump in and watch them all, probably not helping the ratings that way.
99  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2920 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: December 14, 2013, 03:18:42 AM

Quote from: YellowKing on December 14, 2013, 03:04:18 AM

Quote from: wonderpug
To be blunt: you, YK, and msd make me want to give up on these forums for console discussion.

Me, Purge, and MSD aren't the ones consistently posting negative information about the console we don't own. If anyone should feel like giving up, it's us.

A much better response than the one I typed up and deleted.  I do wish this thread would either die or get locked, there is no useful information being posted.
100  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky on: December 09, 2013, 05:54:04 PM
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/12/09/first-look-no-mans-sky/#more-179362

More info about the game
101  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3/PC/Wii U/PS4/XB1]Call of Duty:Ghosts on: December 06, 2013, 06:20:01 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on December 06, 2013, 03:27:42 PM

Here's how bad I am at this game: It appears that I haven't even unlocked clans yet.

I'm with you on that, may google to see what is needed to unlock clans.
102  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: December 06, 2013, 06:16:55 PM
I have named my console Voldemort or in other words He who should not be named.  Chatting with Hark in Forza during a race and twice the Kinect paused me after thinking I was talking to it,  cost me valuable track placings. 
103  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 26, 2013, 05:48:36 AM
Experimented tonight with snapping TV while using the fitness app.  Video was choppy and the audio was too loud on the snapped TV feed.  I can see it working if they fix the audio issue.
104  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1]Forza 5 on: November 24, 2013, 08:54:54 AM
Am I missing something?  At the end of a race I'd like to see how everyone finished but all I get for options is continue, watch replay or save replay.  I'm sure Forza 4 allowed viewing of the race finish standings.
105  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 23, 2013, 07:53:01 PM

Quote from: Turtle on November 23, 2013, 11:38:04 AM

The new friends system is now like twitter. You basically "follow" people, they don't have to accept. However, if two people follow each other you open up some traditional friend functionality.

It seems my friends/followers screen was a bit messed up, it wasn't until I pressed the select (or whatever it is called now) button that I got a menu to search for a person.  After I did that I can see a "find a person" icon whenever I bring up the followers screen, was not there before.
106  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 23, 2013, 11:06:00 AM
Still trying to figure out how to follow/friend people.  My list from the 360 account ported right over but have yet to see how to add additional people to follow.  Pretty confusing setup for that stuff.
107  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 23, 2013, 11:03:54 AM
Oh yeah the code thing, finally looked at the card and it says right on it "Xbox, use a code" and it worked flawlessly and was so fast.  Cool tech.
108  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 23, 2013, 11:02:40 AM
Did one workout using Xbox fitness,  Seems OK but not much different than working out to a DVD.  Tracking is much improved but the Kinect lost me once for no reason I can figure out and having to stream the videos lead to a couple of hiccups of less than 5 seconds while the vid buffered.  Far too early to tell but I would like to see a workout program that combined multiple workouts, as it is now it looks like you just pick and choose with no real guidance.  The 360's EA Sports Active got most of my time simply because they had a 9 week series of workouts building as you went along, need something like that on the XBone.  Only tried the heartbeat tracker once and didn't get it to respond, it was taking long enough that I felt my heartrate was droping while I waited.

I need to explore further but I'd also like to see a quick series of videos that gave an idea of the exercises in a workout before starting that workout, that way I can decide if that is what I want to do.  Fitness could work well but I feel they need something that tracks your workouts better, EA Sports Active used a dedicated heart rate monitor and at the end of the workout you could see how your pulse tracked over the entire time and in what zone it was.  Xbox Fitness as I said above seems like workout DVD's with Kinect snapped to the right showing your body position, not really as intergrated as I'd hoped.  Lots of potential and as I said only having one workout in so far so lots to figure out going forward.
109  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Forum is absurdly slow today on: November 23, 2013, 10:47:04 AM

Quote from: TiLT on November 23, 2013, 08:41:23 AM

The forum is very slow again, and I just had a bunch of Error 524.

While not slow I am having to log in each time I return to GT, never seen that before.
110  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbone LAUNCH DAY!!!! Which system are you getting? on: November 23, 2013, 01:28:51 AM

Quote from: Teggy on November 23, 2013, 12:04:51 AM

Is there a download progress list anywhere?

On Battlefield 4 the splash screen had two progress meters, one for the campaign and one for the full game.
111  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbone LAUNCH DAY!!!! Which system are you getting? on: November 23, 2013, 01:27:48 AM

Quote from: Soulchilde on November 23, 2013, 01:18:58 AM

Voice commands work much better than the IGN video..  I am getting about a 99% success rate so far.  There is a learning curve but help works for that


Has anyone figured out how to put the Xbox into stand by mode?


Need to find the right words for redeeming a code.  I've tired "xbox redeem a code" and various other wordings with no luck but other commands seem to work just fine.
112  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbone LAUNCH DAY!!!! Which system are you getting? on: November 22, 2013, 07:35:26 PM
Giant Bomb just started a live stream covering the XB1,  I'll watch while waiting for UPS to show (probably 4 hours al least to go).
113  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 22, 2013, 07:16:41 PM
I'm a bit surprised that my BF4 code for China Rising did not come with one of those scannable code boxes to use with the Kinect, as it is you just get the standard series of numbers that have to be inputted via keyboard.  Next Gen BF4, Next Gen.
114  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbone LAUNCH DAY!!!! Which system are you getting? on: November 22, 2013, 07:01:26 PM

Quote from: Teggy on November 22, 2013, 06:45:48 PM

How do you guys like the bumpers? That's the one thing about the controller people seem to be complaining about.

I read somewhere that the idea is to rest your fingers on the bumpers in addition to the triggers, they are firmer than the 360 controller to prevent accidental actuation but once you get the hang of it they are supposed to work well.
115  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 21, 2013, 09:39:58 PM

Quote from: msduncan on November 21, 2013, 07:39:21 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on November 21, 2013, 07:34:20 PM

If it makes you feel any better, Hetz, even Ars Technica has officially endorsed the Xbox One.  icon_twisted



And here I was thinking it really should be saying "Oh Snap"
116  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1]Forza 5 on: November 21, 2013, 06:27:12 PM
 Torches and Happiness! Drunk in a driving game thread?  Oh I'm so MADD.  Torches and Happiness!
117  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1]Forza on: November 21, 2013, 10:13:09 AM

Quote from: Reemul on November 21, 2013, 09:12:28 AM

It seems career mode is crap, no reward cars, not much of a mode and poor rewards. It looks like you need to buy everything which really will turn in to a grind. With Micro transactions and loads of dlc it seems thew ay to get what you need is to pay more for it.

For me half the fun is winning stuff i didn't expect and getting to try lots of cars out on the different tracks.

Forza is a superb series but this has been rushed out because of Xbox One. It needed another year to do it properly, xmas release next year would have made it a must buy and maybe the console too.

The question i ask myself what would I gain from buying F5 (which will work out at 500) which has less cars, less tracks and an even worse career mode than Forza 4 and the answer seems to be better graphics which was always going to be a worry. Playing F4 last night didnt make me think i need better graphics, really concentration is on the driving line etc, i only notice how good it looks while watching my son drive.

Gran Turismo 6 could be my new goto racing game for a change.

We can hope GT6 comes out in a more timely manner than GT5.  One advantage for the Xbox is the vibrating triggers, lots of reviewers seem to like the Forza 5 usage.
118  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 21, 2013, 10:09:48 AM

Quote from: Razgon on November 21, 2013, 09:44:46 AM

There is an ugly rumor right now about Ryse featuring a lot of Microtransactions in-game. Crimson Dragon apparently also features this. I can't view this video review myself due to video not working on this computer, but apparently he reviews Ryse and tells about these Microtransactions. (http://n4g.com/news/1397497/xbox-one-review-adam-sessler-reviews).

Anyone have any idea if this is true? I really don't want my console games to have this crap as well, especially not after I purchase games for full price. I know this is a completely different discussion, but I feel the industry is going in a direction I really don't want, with microtransactions, and in-game purchases for real money, even in full-price games. It started with MMO's (Or rather, Horse armor from Bethesda), and it should stay there, and no creep into my single player games.

He says they are in there but are not restricted to paying money, you can earn them during game play, he does not indicate how hard they are to get without paying money but he also says they are unnecessary.
119  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help! Seasoning a Iron Skillet on: November 21, 2013, 09:05:07 AM
Flaxseed oil

http://www.instructables.com/id/Best-Way-to-Season-Cast-Iron-Pans-Flax-Seed-Oil/

120  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Is this true? (Samsung pays Apple 2 Billion $ with nickels) on: November 21, 2013, 09:00:20 AM
If I had a nickel for every time someone put a fake story on the web.....
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