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1  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

2  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.

3  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.
4  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. 
5  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

6  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. 

7  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.
8  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. 

9  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.

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
10  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?
11  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?
12  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

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.
13  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

14  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

Holy crap they are funny.
15  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

16  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

17  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.

I can't wait.
18  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.
19  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.

20  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
21  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
22  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

23  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.
24  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. -  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.

25  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.

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? 

26  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.

27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Torment: Tides of Numenera on: September 19, 2014, 02:40:45 PM
That looks really cool. 
28  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. 
29  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.

30  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. 
31  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.

32  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. 
33  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.
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MS Buys Minecraft on: September 15, 2014, 04:46:39 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on September 15, 2014, 04:41:17 PM

I posted this first elsewhere, but I'll repost it here....

I haven't really been following this issue but I saw this article on PCGamesN, Notch on selling Minecraft to Microsoft: “It’s not about the money. It’s about my sanity”. It's an interesting read...

An excerpt:
He ends by saying: “I love you. All of you. Thank you for turning Minecraft into what it has become, but there are too many of you, and I can’t be responsible for something this big. In one sense, it belongs to Microsoft now. In a much bigger sense, it’s belonged to all of you for a long time, and that will never change.

Since it belongs to me can I expect a bit of cash from MS for it?  Or was this "bigger sense" not really redeemable for cash?

35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MS Buys Minecraft on: September 15, 2014, 04:31:12 PM
Windows Phone will have a game (finally)

36  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 15, 2014, 04:24:05 PM
Both good points.  I would doubt they discontinue the service though without allowing people time to port their number over so it might be nice for awhile.
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you (AT)Buying this week? (09/15) on: September 15, 2014, 04:22:08 PM
Nothing.  Kind of a dull week.
38  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 15, 2014, 03:41:53 PM
I wish this game had more SP, or more variety of missions.  I admit I am only at level 8 but from the comments I think I can see that I will be deploying my ghost and waiting while mobs come at me until it is finished for the rest of the game. 

I love the graphics, I love way the weapons feel, I love everything but I expect to be shelving it in a few weeks.
39  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 12, 2014, 04:24:50 PM

Quote from: Caine on September 12, 2014, 03:56:47 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on September 12, 2014, 03:40:08 PM

Hey Roguetad, how did you join my fire team yesterday?  Are you able to just jump in friend games?  When I saw you in-game and waved I thought that was cool, but I thought you would disappear once we got to the no respawn area.  Very cool to do some coop and clear out that dungeon.  So much more fun in a group than solo.
I think you can join into any friends fireteams at any time, no invite required. 

Really?  That is cool.

40  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 12, 2014, 03:28:43 PM
Port the number to Google Voice.  It is a one time fee of $20 but then you have the phone number as a google voice number for you forever.  So every time you get a new phone you can just tell google voice to ring that number. 

Things I love

1. it can ring multiple phones.  So we have my wife's number and mine ring then we give that number to the school, doctor's office, etc.  If one of the kids is sick the school only has to call one number and whichever one of us can answer does.

2. if neither of us can answer it goes to voice mail.  The nice part though is that the voice mail is transcribed and sent to you gmail account, and also sent as a text!  My old office as in a basement with no cell reception and it was great to just see an email come in with the voice mail.  Then I could call back on the land line phone.  Or I would see the text when I got somewhere with reception.

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