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121  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? 

122  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.

















123  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Torment: Tides of Numenera on: September 19, 2014, 02:40:45 PM
That looks really cool. 
124  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. 
125  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.

126  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. 
127  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.

128  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. 
129  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.
130  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: ďItís not about the money. Itís about my sanityĒ. It's an interesting read...

An excerpt:
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He ends by saying: ďI love you. All of you. Thank you for turning Minecraft into what it has become, but there are too many of you, and I canít be responsible for something this big. In one sense, it belongs to Microsoft now. In a much bigger sense, itís 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?


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

132  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.
133  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.
134  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.
135  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.

136  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.


137  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: September 12, 2014, 02:39:59 PM







138  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 11, 2014, 08:53:09 PM

Quote from: Scraper on September 11, 2014, 07:40:36 PM

Someone else correct me if I'm wrong but I think Gold is required to play even the solo parts. It's because Destiny is a server based game, so even when you play solo, you're still playing online and other players will run by you and can interact with you if they want. So my guess is that you need gold to play the game solo or multi.

Removed my link because other sources say different things.  I guess we will have to wait for someone to try it out.
139  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 10, 2014, 08:19:28 PM

Quote from: naednek on September 10, 2014, 07:51:36 PM

lame lame lame.

I was hoping for a good sci-fi game.  I knew I shouldn't have trusted Bungie to do that. 

I have to say I don't know who would be better to trust.  I guess Bioware but other than that I think Bungie is #2 on the list.
140  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 08, 2014, 07:55:24 PM

Quote from: Teggy on September 08, 2014, 07:36:19 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on September 08, 2014, 07:31:30 PM

There are now 25 known codes to redeem, and a kind soul on Reddit wrote a little javascript you can use to have them all entered automatically, even if you've already put in a few manually.

Thanks, I wasn't going to bother but this made it too easy not to.

Yup.  How could I resist?  Now if they could just make a script for finding enough time to play!

141  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: September 08, 2014, 01:26:07 PM
I got Wonderputt since free is always worth getting.  It is pretty fun.  I don't know how long it will keep my attention since it seems to be the same holes over again with different challenges but it has been fun so far.
142  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 05, 2014, 03:50:02 PM
Destiny optimized for remote play on Vita

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Destiny launches next Tuesday, but for PS4 owners who have inconvenient friends and family hogging the living room television, you'll also be able to access the game on Vita with optimized remote play controls.

Shown above by Sid Shuman of the PlayStation Blog, the game's control scheme has been changed on the portable device to allow grenade throws and melee attacks by tapping the left and right side of the touch screen, respectively. We'll be sure to take this feature for a test drive from our porcelain thrones.
143  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Does everyone need to do a Dynasty Warriors clone? on: September 04, 2014, 08:41:08 PM
Nah, I think they should put them all out on i-devices...oh wait they are.
144  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Information Society fan? I have news for you.... on: September 04, 2014, 07:48:43 PM
Never heard of them, that I know of.  It reminds me of The Pet Shop Boys, etc. from the 1980s - which isn't bad at all but I just feel like I should be doing jazzercise while listening. smile

145  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Hyrule Warriors is out on: September 04, 2014, 07:36:51 PM
*edit*  I just changed the topic title so people could have somewhere to talk about it.

Seems from the reviews to be exactly what you would expect; a reasonably fun smashem up.

Escapist Magazine review  Video Link

Kotaku Review

Polygon's review.

Nintendo World Report's review.

Nintendo Life's review.


What is the deal with Japanese game franchises doing Dynasty Warriors clones?  First it was Hyrule Warriors and now I see that Dragon Quest is hopping on the bandwagon with Dragon Quest Heroes.

Dynasty Warriors has been around for years so why this interest now?  

146  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 04, 2014, 06:58:54 PM
Live action trailer

http://youtu.be/pwpb28p9WI4

Kind of fun.  And it was apparently directed by Joseph Kosinski who directed Oblivion and Tron Legacy.  

147  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / FS: Assasin's Creed:Black Flag - Wii U version on: September 04, 2014, 05:00:34 PM
I have Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag for the Wii U for sale.  $16 shipped. 
148  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 04, 2014, 01:39:53 PM
You must be special.  I accepted and it just shows as a group. 
149  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 03, 2014, 06:15:50 PM
Request sent.
150  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 03, 2014, 02:27:54 PM
So is there a Gamingtrend group/clan?
151  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 03, 2014, 01:01:15 PM
I don't think I understand the whole pre-loading excitement.  I expect I will be able to play the game on release day whether I start pre-loading now or on Monday night.  Is there something really cool I am missing?
152  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 02, 2014, 07:45:53 PM
That would be cheating.  Not that that stopped me I just wanted you to know.

153  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 02, 2014, 06:57:22 PM
The world of Destiny done in Google maps

https://www.destinyplanetview.com/en/home

Pretty darn cool.

154  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / FS/FT: inFamous: Second Son *sold* on: September 02, 2014, 05:21:10 PM
I finished this up last night, great game but I know I won't play it again so I am selling it off for $30 or I would trade it but really the only game I am looking for on the PS4 is Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag.  However I would take the trade.

PM me if your interested.
155  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: September 02, 2014, 01:33:17 PM
Icewind Dale coming to iOS

Seems that once they had the Infinity engine done it was easy to put out all those Bioware RPGs.
156  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: August 29, 2014, 04:20:34 PM
I was overcome with something last night and I pre-ordered this on the PS4 while I was getting Destiny.  I hope it is good.
157  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Teaching kids about on-line safety - I thought I had more time! on: August 29, 2014, 03:28:37 PM
Last night my boys (6 and Cool started talking about playing Minecraft online on the ipads.  I thought they were just talking about a world they created but apparently the neighbor boy had given them the IP of a server.  So I now have to think about what to tell them about playing online - I was expecting to wait a few more years....

Anyway what would you tell kids that age?  Since they are in a game I think they can only chat but I also think they might be naive enough to say just about anything.....

I found this on line  http://www.safekids.com/kids-rules-for-online-safety/  but wondered if others had experience talking to their young ones about the wider world of the Internet.


Thanks,
158  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: August 29, 2014, 02:41:18 PM
Something came over me last night and I actually pre-ordered the digital edition.  We will see if I like digital only.

159  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 8/29/14 -- Labor Day Weekend Edition! on: August 29, 2014, 02:40:23 PM
I hope to sink several hours into inFamous: 2nd Son.  I have been enjoying the heck out of it so I am looking forward to more time.

160  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Hollywood will reboot anything - Underworld on: August 28, 2014, 04:11:23 PM
Blue Vampires With Guns Rejoice, Underworld Is Getting A Total Reboot

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The Underworld movie franchise is getting a reboot. Because vampires doing flips in leather catsuits sell movie tickets, dammit.

THR is reporting that Lakeshore Entertainment is going to reboot the entire Underworld vampire franchise. Probably because they've run out of stories for Kate Beckinsale to roundhouse through while shooting silver bullets in a blue filter. Alas.

The films shall start all over under the pen of Cory Goodman, who wrote the 2011 movie Priest, which felt a lot like an Underworld movie in the amount of action to storyline ratio. No doubt the reboot is an attempt to make money off the Underworld name, but I'm curious if people will want anyone but Beckinsale to take on the role of vampire Selene, as she was pretty bad ass. We shall see.
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