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1  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: October 24, 2014, 08:46:02 PM
Analysis: Worldwide PS4 sales at least 40 percent better than Xbox One

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Getting an accurate read on how well the new generation of consoles is selling is a difficult job, and it's complicated by sporadic and sometimes vague numbers provided by the console makers themselves. After taking a dive into the most recent numbers, Ars estimates that the PlayStation 4 has sold at least 42 percent more units worldwide than the Xbox One through September. This makes Sony's system responsible for at least 59 percent of hardware sales in the two-console market (PS4 and Xbox One).

That can't be good news of Microsoft.
2  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: October 24, 2014, 08:18:43 PM
I was thinking "by a crow" 
3  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: October 24, 2014, 08:10:33 PM
Here is the opening cinematic.  Very pretty, kind of gory but gets you hooked.

http://youtu.be/-C8yTTfuXQE

4  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Legend of Grimrock II - looks sweet on: October 24, 2014, 07:24:51 PM
Like I said in the first post, if you are trapped at work and want to watch the game you can check out this series

http://youtu.be/gcsomCZswuQ

I watched him finish Legend of Grimrock 1 and really enjoyed it and sense I have a lot more time to watch someone play I figure I almost feel like I am playing!

5  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron on: October 23, 2014, 07:28:45 PM
I just hope it isn't too dark.  I liked how I could watch the first one with my kids and except of the scene with Loki and Black Widow it was not that dark at all. 





Quote from: Blackjack on October 23, 2014, 03:36:50 PM

While exciting, I do hope at some point to see a Marvel movie end with something other than space aliens, robots or a guy in a metal robot suit beating up someone else in a metal robot suit, or giant flying things crashing into the ground and other giant flying things. Perhaps this is a futile wish. smirk

Of course I'm the guy lining up 3-5 times to see said endings. I suppose if I want different endings, I should stop throwing my money at them, right?  icon_smile

But what would be left that would be powerful enough to create real tension?  The only thing I could think of would be 1. magic and they have very purposefully not gone down that route or 2. a super secret organization hiding inside one of the other organizations...and Soulchilde pointed out that Winter Solider did that.

I guess it would be hard to create a lot of tension if I was a comic book write.  

Your request reminds me of Superman Returns where the bad guys setup that big gun, shoot at Superman, and we see the bullet hit his eye and smash doing no hard....it wasn't tense.  We all knew what would happen.  

6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Legend of Grimrock II - looks sweet on: October 22, 2014, 01:52:53 PM
Because I have a huge backlog I am not buying it yet but it really looks great.  Anyone trying it out?







Here is a long walkthrough but it is worth watching if you are trapped at work like me. smile

http://youtu.be/noNfSgpuIk4

7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: October 21, 2014, 08:12:55 PM
Better than nothing. I guess.


Oh and I have been binge watching on the Bioware twitch channel.  Anyone interested should check it out.  Lots of videos.  Stuff specific to the PS4 which I am going to play on, stuff with more strategic combat, stuff about the keep.  Lots and lots of good stuff.


8  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: October 17, 2014, 08:04:53 PM
Lots of PC customization information.  I really hope Disable Gore (22:55) is in the console version.  I know my kids will enjoy watching me play so I would love to be able to turn this off


http://youtu.be/xtF8z3YSbHg

9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Need community help! Dragon Age Inquisition on: October 16, 2014, 02:08:59 PM

Quote from: rittchard on October 15, 2014, 11:34:52 PM

Quote from: naednek on October 15, 2014, 08:25:21 PM

why do we even care or need to have an relationship element at all.  Stupid.

Because we are people and people enjoy relationships with other people?   icon_wink

Honestly I think it adds tremendously to the richness of a game world when you start to actually care more about the characters you are interacting with.  And if the game relationships are well developed, the way the characters react to you should also have more depth and nuance if there is a "relationship element."  More so if the relationship was developed because of choices I made in the game as opposed to just linearly pushed forward by a fixed storyline.

If it's all done right, it can be a major game changer IMHO.  I really enjoyed Alistair in DA and I have to admit I kind of had a crush on him (as much as you can have a crush on a computer character); he's one of the few game characters from any game I actually remember fondly.  I didn't know at the time that romance options weren't possible with him, but just on the chance they were, I always steered my gameplay decisions in that direction.

Back to DA:I, I'm a little disappointed that I can't get Cullen.  That Dorian guy looks lame and that bull thing looks scary.

I agree with you a little but lets be honest it is because sex sells.  Frodo and Sam had a very deep, nuanced, relationship without sex but that don't try to emulate that in Dragon Age.  Instead you get lot of different sex scenes.  (Dragon Age: Origins - All Romances/Sex Scenes)

I don't really have a problem with it but I don't think for a minute those scenes are in there so we get a deeper story.

10  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: October 16, 2014, 02:01:03 PM
Looks like they were playing Destiny when developing the locations.
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] Bayonetta 2 on: October 15, 2014, 02:30:46 PM
Gametrailers loved it.


Joystiq twitch channel just played it for awhile.  It looks like a great game. 
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: October 14, 2014, 09:08:29 PM
A nice walk through video of the game.  I hope this is what Ron's will be like

http://youtu.be/URUMNR2tKyE

13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Need community help! Dragon Age Inquisition on: October 10, 2014, 09:26:46 PM
I would like to know how good the aiming feels.  I am sure it is mostly because of the Wii U controller but when I played Mass Effect 3 I had to turn the combat to easy because it was a nightmare to aim.  This made combat basically an annoyance between story bits because I could run straight up to all but the toughest enemies and just stand in their face shooting. 

I guess  follow up to that would be how the difficulty levels are scaled.  Do I just do a ton more damage and not take any?  Do I get more healing potions, or do spells cast faster, etc. 



14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is your primary gaming device? on: October 07, 2014, 06:09:25 PM
I have noticed with Banner Saga that the loading screens are pretty long.  For example if I accidentally tap on the map icon when I am at camp I have to wait 10-20 seconds before for the map even opens up and then I can close it!  frown

Still having fun with it though.
15  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: We lost a forumer last night :( on: October 06, 2014, 05:15:12 PM
I had had several people die of cancer.  It sucks.  Sorry for the loss. 

16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Banner Saga on: October 03, 2014, 09:05:59 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on October 03, 2014, 08:47:16 PM

Don’t get too attached to your party members.  They have Game of Thrones syndrome.

Party members will live or die based on your decisions in and out of combat.

Party members who won’t die.
Spoiler for Hiden:
I believe there are only 4 characters that CAN’T die over the course of the game.  Rook and Alette will be with you for the entire game.


Good to know.  I read the spoiller becuase I have to many games to not take every bit of help I can get.


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I want this too but I also have too many games on iPad in my backlog. I need to stop buying so many damn puzzle based games on iPad that I hold myself to finishing but never finish because I get stuck and uninterested.

I believe the Room 3 is coming out soon. smile
17  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / [ios] Banner Saga out now on: October 03, 2014, 08:26:34 PM
I just picked it up.  I am excited to play it because it looks beautiful and it seem s like people have had good things to say about it over all

There is a thread here about the game from when it cam out on the PC.


Anyone else picking it up?
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Banner Saga on: October 03, 2014, 08:24:07 PM
This just came out on ios for $10.  I picked it up despite having a ton of games to play.  It just looks so darn pretty!

So if you were giving one tip for people starting out, what would you tell them?
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [Wii U] Bayonetta 2 on: October 03, 2014, 04:59:41 PM
Bayonetta 2 Is Like Eating All Your Halloween Candy at Once

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Bayonetta 2 is wonderfully over-the-top in everything it does. Every set-piece battle and boss fight tries desperately to one up all those before (and after) it. And, impossibly, it manages to do this most of the time. The first chapter of the game—which involves Bayonetta fighting a horde of angels on a fighter jet streaking through a major metropolis then beating down an enormous dragon-like demon perched on top of a skyscraper—does a great job of setting the stage for the game to come. It could have easily been the final climax for any other game; but in Bayonetta 2 it is the opening overture of many similarly epic battles to come.

However, this is also a bit of a problem. When every boss fight and set-piece battle is a climatic struggle, the “epic” becomes less so. Moreover, after a while, you just want some serious downtime to catch your breath. It's a lot like Halloween as a kid if you were one of those kids who came back with a bag full of candy and proceeded to binge eat it—only to get really sick soon after. It's not that the candy tastes bad, it's just that too much of it at once isn't nearly as enjoyable as spreading out your Halloween loot over a week or so as occasional treats.

Can't wait.  It is nice to see Nintendo getting some good games.
20  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 03, 2014, 03:14:41 PM
El Real, El Escorial, Madrid, Spain



Admont Abbey Library, Austria



Trinity College Library, Dublin, Ireland



University of Coimbra General Library, Coimbra, Portugal.



Library of Law, Iowa, USA



Portuguese Library in Rio de Janeiro, Brazi



Hogwarts, United Kingdom



University Club Library, New York City



Theological library, Strahov Monastery, Prague, Czech Republic



Library of Law, Iowa, USA



21  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 03, 2014, 03:03:50 PM
Here is 3 minutes of Colin's news reports

http://youtu.be/79wm06j3_gM

Holy crap they are funny.
22  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 02, 2014, 02:39:39 PM






23  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Trailer] Taken 3 on: October 01, 2014, 09:15:05 PM
I must have followed a wrong link because that movie looked like crap.  It seemed like a tired retread of the "innocent man framed who must clear his name" story we have seen many, many times.

Jesus, this storyline is so over done there is a whole section of IMDB devoted to INNOCENT FUGITIVE ON-THE-RUN THRILLERS

 I think Harrison Ford did it better in The Fugitive or maybe Carey Grant in North by Northwest but the Bourne movies were good, as was To Catch a Thief



24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: September 30, 2014, 03:36:35 PM
This is a fun, long video showing a lot of the game.  If you are interested in the game you should watch it.  Well worth the time.

http://www.twitch.tv/bioware/b/573285688

I can't wait.
25  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 26, 2014, 06:45:12 PM
This is just a complaint about not having much SP content so you can just hop over this post if you want to talk more about loot drops.

I love the combat in this game, I love the graphics, I enjoy the little bit of story but I really don't want to farm weapons, rep, light, etc. I find that the death animations and violence are unrealistic enough I don't mind playing with my kids watching (6 and Cool unlike something like Wolfenstein which looks like it has great combat but I could not play around kids. I even like playing occasionally with people but I really wish there was a longer, better single player game.

I keep reading posts about how to get this loot and that loot, how to build up rep, etc. and I just don't want to do that.  It is why I have never played WoW or other MMORPGs and it is probably my own fault for not really researching enough to know that while they didn't call it a MMORPG it actually is and I accept that but I really wish it had a SP game.
26  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: September 26, 2014, 01:14:42 PM
Destiny Angry Review  Bad language and very long but kind of good.

27  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: September 25, 2014, 03:48:27 PM
28  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: September 25, 2014, 03:09:08 PM
29  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: September 23, 2014, 09:04:42 PM








30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes on: September 23, 2014, 05:16:24 PM
I think my kids and I might really enjoy this but I don't want to get into the buy figures type games.  They have a friend with Skylanders stuff and it just seems like huge sink hole.
31  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: September 23, 2014, 01:24:41 PM
I rediscovered a link I had to this place. - http://www.fuzzysquid.com/LJ.php  It just shows the latest images posted to Live Journal.  It is often NSFW but it is so interesting to see what people posted.  Check it out if you want just a collection of great images, constantly changing.











32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Final Fantasy XV on: September 22, 2014, 09:05:12 PM
I have seen a few videos and interviews about this so I thought we should have a topic

here are the videos if you haven't seen them.

http://youtu.be/gLpMN0VDNsk

http://youtu.be/wT3dyanB3pk

It does look pretty great.  I am a little worried about what appears to be a boy band driving a car around fighting monsters but I don't think anyone expects a coherent story from FF. 

The combat reminded me so much of Xenoblade Chronicles I wondered for a minute if I was watching the wrong video.  I guess it doesn't look that much different than FF 13 either.

In terms of graphics it is very very pretty but I think - like a silly/convoluted story - we expect Final Fantasy games to be very pretty. 

So what do others think? 

33  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: September 19, 2014, 03:25:05 PM
What a great comic strip.  I miss it.

















34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Torment: Tides of Numenera on: September 19, 2014, 02:40:45 PM
That looks really cool. 
35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hyrule Warriors is out on: September 17, 2014, 06:28:27 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on September 17, 2014, 04:34:27 PM

Not quite out.  Actual release is next week. 

Oh, sorry.  That is disappointing.  I guess it is better to have reviews earlier rather than later. 
36  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hyrule Warriors is out on: September 17, 2014, 04:24:19 PM
Changed the name and put in some links to reviews.

37  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Nymphomaniac on: September 16, 2014, 06:37:45 PM
That is what I thought at first too but after ready reading a lot of review it seems they made lots of sex depressing.  Her life is kind of crappy, bad things happen to her and generally it isn't fun. 
38  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Nymphomaniac on: September 16, 2014, 06:10:22 PM
Five and a Half-Hour 'Nymphomaniac' Director's Cut Arrives This Fall

Never saw it but I guess for fans.

39  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: September 15, 2014, 07:13:02 PM
Yeah that recently viewed list can be troublesome. 
40  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 15, 2014, 05:00:26 PM
I think it will be interesting to see if people are playing this in 2 months.  Everyone will be level 20+ so I think it will be up to Bungie to keep creating reasons to load the game back up.
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