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1  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PS3/360/PC] Battlefield: Hardline on: July 22, 2014, 09:07:22 PM
Delayed
http://blogs.battlefield.com/2014/07/bfh-will-launch-2015/?utm_campaign=bf-social-us-socom-tw-bfh-release-update-072214-tw-prev-site-ramp&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&sourceid=bf-social-us-socom-tw-bfh-release-update-072214-tw-prev-site-ramp&cid=23523&ts=1406060297497
2  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anime thread of anime on: July 22, 2014, 06:26:11 PM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on July 22, 2014, 06:22:01 PM


Bubblegum Crisis on Netflix - old school 80's anime that is vaguely inspired by Blade Runner

Is that the original series or the remake?
3  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anime thread of anime on: July 22, 2014, 06:08:34 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on July 22, 2014, 06:05:24 PM

I'll be following this thread, but if you post about an anime can you at least share which service it's on.  I tend to stay away from Hulu

Alndoah Zero, Hunter X Hunter, Argevollen, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Broken Blade, Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, and Valvrave are all on Crunchyroll.  They may be on other services as well.

Kill La Kill is on pretty much everything I think.
4  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anime thread of anime on: July 22, 2014, 05:49:47 PM
Kill La Kill is my favorite anime in years.  Jimmy you should check out the three mecha animes I listed above.  Broken Blade (aka Break Blade) is more of a miniseries with 6 one hour episodes and is complete.  Aldnoah and Argevollen just got started airing a few weeks ago.

Also for Gundam style mecha there was Valvrave but it didn't quite click for me.

Oh, another decent mecha show was Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet.  I enjoyed this but it's a bit lighter on the combat and is more about the situation and world  the characters are in than mech battles.
5  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Anime thread of anime on: July 22, 2014, 04:08:46 PM
There's a lot of anime talk in the Netflix thread, and there's quite a few shows that they don't carry so we probably should have an anime thread.

There are few avenues for anime right now
Netflix and Hulu both have decent anime selections.  If you are looking for simulcast as well as a back catalog Crunchyroll is pretty good.  Funimation is another site that runs simulcasts as well as has a back catalog.

Lately I've been watching Hunter x Hunter, JoJo's Bizzare Adventure, and very recently Argevollen and Aldnoah Zero.

Hunter x Hunter is well established now and is nearing the end of its run as is at 138 episodes.  This is a Shounen like Bleach or Naruto but does subvert a lot of tropes along the way.  I definitely recommend checking it out.

Jojo's is probably best known from the fighting games, and is a fun ride.  It follows a different generation each story arc.  It gets off to a somewhat shakey start
as the first story arc is kind of ok but once we get to his grand son's story in arc 2 it really takes off and becomes a wild ride.

Argevollen is, kind of a disappointment.    Basically a cross between a super robot and a mecha anime.  The mecha are very battletech so I had high hopes but the plot hasn't really done much yet and and several small things annoy me such as there being no flying units of any kinds (not even fighter planes) but these mechs are all highly sophisticated, and it's never explained as to why.   The first episode has the good guys defending a wall and the enemy introduces their new super units that can...jump.  At least in something like Broken Blade where this is also the case it's in a world where the mechs are powered by magic and it's a lot easier to swallow.
On that note Broken Blade is worth a watch.

Lastly, Aldnoah Zero,  which is another mecha show.  This though seems to be the real deal and the first three episodes have been fantastic.  A conflict between earth and a Mars colony where the Mars colony has found ancient alien tech that far outclasses anything Earth has.  Here we have Earths heroes fighting with smart tactics to try and overcome a vastly superior Martian force.  They also make some reveals that I feel other shows would have dragged out for an entire season.  A note about this show specifically, they have already had some very important stuff happen post credits, so be sure to watch past those as they aren't just episode previews.
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: July 21, 2014, 08:09:44 PM
I really can't decide if I want to go Hunter or Warlock when the game launches.  I think I like the Warlock super better, but I do love that throwing dagger the hunter gets.   The level 15 Bladedancer Hunter subclass looks pretty awesome too from looking at the skill tree.
7  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Happy Birthday Hark! on: July 18, 2014, 02:10:26 PM
Happy Birthday.
8  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 7/18/14 on: July 18, 2014, 02:08:10 PM
Divinity and Destiny.
9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: July 18, 2014, 01:31:04 AM
Wow that first Hive Wizard is like ten times easier than in the Alpha.
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: July 17, 2014, 06:43:27 PM
This bit from Phil Spencer's memo though might be a little concerning

Quote
Microsoft is the productivity and platform company for a mobile-first and cloud-first world, and games are the single biggest digital life category in a mobile-first world.
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Divinity : Original Sin on: July 16, 2014, 09:09:29 PM
You can sort of game it and quicksave and just try spacing through them.  It's sort of neat that you can save mid conversation.
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] The Last Of Us on: July 16, 2014, 05:02:25 PM
They're saying that's not the case and it's there more for the purists as apparently it was requested.  We'll see either way in a few weeks.
13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PC/?] Gigantic (TPS MOBA) on: July 16, 2014, 01:05:13 PM
Hey Paul, hey Paul, hey Paul let's have a MOBA

So yet another MOBA inspired game appears.  Third person with more verticalality.  The art is nice.

Debut trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJCAKJ9fz4I

Actual Gameplay (gearbox take note!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85zbb4YWHSI

You can sign up for the Alpha at their site

http://www.gogigantic.com/media


14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/Ps3/Vita] Guacamelee on: July 14, 2014, 07:13:13 PM
They make the Tule Tree section any easier in the update? That was a pain in the ass and I know for several people the point they put the game down.
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: July 14, 2014, 06:16:06 PM
Companion app
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJsIY7RrVuY
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: July 14, 2014, 04:48:32 PM
Also it looks like you get 3 beta keys, so there should be some to go around for those that didn't preorder.
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: July 14, 2014, 04:47:06 PM

Quote from: ATB on July 14, 2014, 12:46:11 PM

Quote from: Turtle on July 14, 2014, 12:31:18 PM

ATB: To be honest, this will probably be an MMO that doesn't play as much like an MMO, but if the thing about MMOs that you hated was the loot grind, you should probably still avoid this.

From all that I'm hearing, the best way to see if you'll be interested in the gameplay over the long run is if you liked Borderlands 2's combat. It's almost the same style of shooter where you have positioning and movement, but the damage is heavily level dependent, to the point where if you're 2+ levels above or below a target, they soak up a lot of fire.

Thanks, Turtle.

I never played borderlands.

The most offputting thing to me about MMO's is that for 'raids' you  need to have a bunch of other people to do  successfully.  I can't be beholden to a time schedule and I do 90% of my gaming solo and I'm not interested in memorizing DPS charts or taking anything that seriously slywink.


There were Strikes in the Alpha and these only consist of a 3 man team.  The full game is rumored to have Raids for 6 players (two strike teams), but there is nothing set to be any larger than that.  Group public events can have more players around them but where groups are restricted to 3 players you're really not going to see any of the crazy 50 man raids etc from classic MMOs.
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1]Battleborn - Gearbox new IP on: July 13, 2014, 01:27:35 PM
There was nothing but a CGI trailer and what sounds like another MOBA cash in,  we need to see a lot more before we get excited I think.
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Divinity : Original Sin on: July 09, 2014, 07:01:29 PM
So this is out and I've put several hours into it now and I'm enjoying it quite a bit.  The turn based combat and the way all the skills and environment interact is great.  Teleport is one of the better skills I've seen show up in a game like this in a long time, who doesn't enjoy teleporting a bad guy 15 ft up into the air above a burning patch of ground?  The game also manages to make a rain spell super useful.  Quests have been decent, and overall the game is kind of lighthearted.  I recommend everyone start the game with the Pet Pal trait,  the animals say some of the more amusing things and you get to do things like broker a romance between a stray and house cat.
20  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Wire: Where have you been all my life on: July 09, 2014, 03:10:50 PM
Three episodes into season 5 and I'm not sure about the direction.  Even for McNulty what he is doing seems pretty out of character, and even more so for Lester.
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: July 09, 2014, 03:06:01 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on July 09, 2014, 01:50:56 PM

I've decided to cancel my pre-order for this one. I was going XB1, but the 1-year exclusive DLC and halved beta time for XB1 owners is a bit slap in the face to Xbox fans who have supported Bungie for so long.

Just like they did to PC/MAC users who supported Marathon and Myth.   Roll Eyes
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: July 09, 2014, 03:04:05 PM
The alpha was awesome.
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Driveclub on: July 09, 2014, 01:42:23 PM
I feel like Sucker Punch must have shared their Infamous rain tech with Evolution

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=663156003768763&set=vb.423631211054578&type=2&theater
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=663160890434941
or as one youtube clip
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoHtkc3FEo4
24  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Is Carnivale worth watching? on: July 09, 2014, 01:28:49 PM
I loved this show and I'm still annoyed they never got to finish it.
25  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: July 08, 2014, 05:10:06 PM

Quote from: naednek on July 08, 2014, 03:54:23 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on July 08, 2014, 03:52:35 PM

Quote from: naednek on July 08, 2014, 03:33:13 PM

Quote from: naednek on July 07, 2014, 08:17:58 PM

So... I'm assuming in order to play the beta you have to have a PSN Subscription is that correct?

Anyone?

I don't know about Beta, but the Alpha let you play without PS+ and if you were a member, but there were other areas that were open to you if you are a subscriber.

ok.  I don't have a sub yet, and the games that I have I don't have any interest yet, so I'm holding out until I have to.  I don't have a problem paying for the service, just don't want to pay for it when I'm not using it smile

Keep in mind the "free" games you get monthly with plus.  Right now it's Strider and Towerfall.
26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: July 07, 2014, 08:58:55 PM

Quote from: Scraper on July 07, 2014, 08:27:40 PM

Am I wrong to think that this game looks a lot like Borderlands as far as the gameplay goes or is there more to it?

There's a bit more to it.  It's like Borderlands with the FPS/RPG mechanics but there's more MMO to this.  You can randomly come across other players in the environment and there are Guild Wars 2 style area events.
27  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Kickstarter]Robotech Academy on: July 07, 2014, 06:54:37 PM
Robotech already crossed over with Transformers


I've lost some of the super armor pieces for mine  icon_frown

Also bonus, here's a video I did testing out an iphone stop motion app.  Sadly this figure only has a robot and guardian mode.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsuOOc0MkK0

28  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Kickstarter]Robotech Academy on: July 07, 2014, 06:24:44 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on July 07, 2014, 06:14:12 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on July 07, 2014, 06:08:44 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on July 07, 2014, 05:53:33 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on July 07, 2014, 05:21:15 PM

For the Robotech only folks, Protoculture isn't remotely the same.  It's only in Macross, for one, and it's neither a plant or energy source, but is as its name implies, the first culture, basically think Precursors or Forerunners.

Remotely the same as what?  My hypothetical Volt-Go-Formers show?

Between Macross, Southern Cross, MOSPEADA and Robotech.   Protoculture is the through line between the series in the US adaptation, but is only actually present in Macross as a term and there it means something else entirely.  Southern Cross does have the Flowers of Light though which basically do behave as what is presented in Robotech as Protoculture.  Neither are present in MOSPEADA.

I may be missing what you're trying to say, but hypothetically you could just find some way to bring the Matrix of Leadership into GoBots and Voltron to have a similar tie-together.

Ok, I really can't tell if you're just being intentionally daft now as you sometimes do.  This had nothing to do with your hypothetical show.  I was pointing out one of the major rewrites that was done for the US version to try and tie them all together.  If you were a big fan of the series, and maybe played the Palladium Robotech P&P RPG, you knew what Protoculture was, except that wasn't what it was supposed to be at all.
29  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Kickstarter]Robotech Academy on: July 07, 2014, 06:08:44 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on July 07, 2014, 05:53:33 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on July 07, 2014, 05:21:15 PM

For the Robotech only folks, Protoculture isn't remotely the same.  It's only in Macross, for one, and it's neither a plant or energy source, but is as its name implies, the first culture, basically think Precursors or Forerunners.

Remotely the same as what?  My hypothetical Volt-Go-Formers show?

Between Macross, Southern Cross, MOSPEADA and Robotech.   Protoculture is the through line between the series in the US adaptation, but is only actually present in Macross as a term and there it means something else entirely.  Southern Cross does have the Flowers of Light though which basically do behave as what is presented in Robotech as Protoculture.  Neither are present in MOSPEADA.
30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Broken Age (formerly Double Fine Adventure) on: July 07, 2014, 05:46:00 PM
I've been holding off playing it until the second half gets released.
31  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Kickstarter]Robotech Academy on: July 07, 2014, 05:21:15 PM
For the Robotech only folks, Protoculture isn't remotely the same.  It's only in Macross, for one, and it's neither a plant or energy source, but is as its name implies, the first culture, basically think Precursors or Forerunners. 
32  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Kickstarter]Robotech Academy on: July 07, 2014, 03:31:03 PM
The downside, as I understand it, is that Harmony Gold is preventing any of the real Macross sequels (of which there were several in Japan) from coming out to the US.  Macross, I believe, is the only one of the series to get proper sequels to the original Japanese show as well.

One interesting thing from the originals is that Genesis Climber MOSPEADA (Invid Invasion) released before Super Dimension Southern Cross and wasn't part of the Super Dimension series.  The Super Dimension shows consisted of
Super Dimension Fortress Macross
Super Dimension Century Orguss
Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross

Story wise, the 3 Super Dimension series were unrelated, but similar in themes.  Orguss was dropped entirely from Robotech, with them using the earlier released MOSPEADA to be the final segment of the show.

I actually have an Orguss action figure at home, even though I didn't know what it was until years after I got it.

Orguss
33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/neXtBox/360/Ps3/Ps4] Wolfenstein:The New Order on: June 30, 2014, 07:22:24 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on June 30, 2014, 06:52:00 PM

Do you need to play the older Metros to get the most out of Last Light?


Metro Redux is going to include both games.
34  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Summer Sale Haul 2014 on: June 30, 2014, 02:32:55 PM
Shadowrun: Dragonfall
Crimsonland
Batman Arkham Origins
Wasteland 2 - Digital Deluxe
Monaco
State of Decay
Thomas Was Alone
Dinity: Orginal Sin
35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/neXtBox/360/Ps3/Ps4] Wolfenstein:The New Order on: June 29, 2014, 12:20:31 PM

Quote from: naednek on June 29, 2014, 03:46:14 AM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on June 29, 2014, 03:18:32 AM

Quote from: naednek on June 29, 2014, 02:57:53 AM

ended up listing wolfenstein PS4 version on Ebay.  Auction ends tomorrow, but already got 3 bids and it's sitting around $37.  I asked for $39 plus shipping.  So I ended up buying the PC version on steam for $29.  While I had fun with the PS4 version, the fact that it's $10 cheaper on PC a week after I bought it brand new, I figured it would be good to do this.  I still have MLB the show to keep me interested in the PS4.

What do you have against Infamous?

????
Just as you are a new PS4 owner wondering why you aren't looking at Infamous.
36  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/neXtBox/360/Ps3/Ps4] Wolfenstein:The New Order on: June 29, 2014, 03:18:32 AM

Quote from: naednek on June 29, 2014, 02:57:53 AM

ended up listing wolfenstein PS4 version on Ebay.  Auction ends tomorrow, but already got 3 bids and it's sitting around $37.  I asked for $39 plus shipping.  So I ended up buying the PC version on steam for $29.  While I had fun with the PS4 version, the fact that it's $10 cheaper on PC a week after I bought it brand new, I figured it would be good to do this.  I still have MLB the show to keep me interested in the PS4.

What do you have against Infamous?
37  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 26, 2014, 02:04:58 PM
In regards to Chief Wahoo, this does a good job of showing off its inappropriateness



What's crazier is when you look at the Cleveland Indian's logos over time.

38  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 24, 2014, 10:53:30 PM

Quote from: ATB on June 24, 2014, 10:05:59 PM

Quote from: hepcat on June 24, 2014, 07:46:11 PM

Also, they don't have the power to make medicines (or anything) free.  Not sure where that concern even came from.   icon_confused


No but they do have the power to strip legally obtained TM's whenever they want apparently. So why not benefit mankind?

And I have no delusions about Snyder, but he's clearly not greasing the right palms.

Edit: I wish Pr0ner would chime in. I think he works in the patent/trademark field.

Do you still not understand that a suit was brought TOO them?  They can't just do this whenever they want nor did they this time.
39  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 24, 2014, 04:44:47 PM

Quote from: ATB on June 24, 2014, 04:18:21 PM

The problem I have with this is that government stepped in and voided a legally granted trademark because it was 'offensive.'



They did not "step in."  A plaintiff brought suit against the trademark and the government ruled in the plaintiffs favor at this juncture.
40  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 24, 2014, 02:07:08 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on June 24, 2014, 01:45:57 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on June 24, 2014, 01:37:01 PM

Quote from: Zekester on June 24, 2014, 01:31:33 PM

Quote from: hepcat on June 24, 2014, 01:27:36 PM

Have I mentioned how much I enjoy everything that Zeke writes?   icon_lol


Just because we are the minority on this forum does not mean that we are wrong on the issue.


So you are saying the Native American's are right then.  stirthepot

Side note on the Native American / Indian.  Upon moving to New Mexico I learned that the Indians here prefer to be called Indians.  All the references you see around here pretty much all say Indian, from Indian tacos to Indian dances to the Indian Culture Center.  Generally, they think "Native American" is a stupid term.  Using just "Native" is acceptable.

The trouble with using Indian is well, India.  
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