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1  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360,PS3,XB1,PS4] MGS5: The Phantom Pain on: August 24, 2015, 09:30:13 PM
I'm kind of interested in this one despite not liking the previous MGS games.  Ground Zeroes had good mechanics, and this in a big open world sounds good.  I hear it's less crazy with the cutscenes too.
2  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Black Ops III on: August 22, 2015, 09:20:00 PM
This seems decent, but I'm not a CoD guy. Has some Titan Fall movement now.  This beta is probably all the CoD I need though.
3  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Black Ops III on: August 22, 2015, 03:21:47 PM

Quote from: naednek on August 22, 2015, 01:37:43 PM

Quote from: pingwrx on August 22, 2015, 08:24:07 AM

Just had a message pop up on my PS4 Black Ops III beta is now open for everyone on the PS4 this weekend.

Seriously?  And I just won a contest for the beta Tongue  I never win contests, and I finally did, and it's not special Tongue  LOL

Anyways, man the game is laggy.

Haven't noticed much lag personally.
4  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: PS4 Rocket League night? on: August 19, 2015, 02:44:30 PM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on August 19, 2015, 01:37:29 PM

Is Rocket League free? I've heard great things but wasn't sure I wanted to pay for something that I probably wouldn't have time to play much (plus, any time I turn on the PS4 my hands won't let me turn anything on other than the Witcher).
It was one of the July PS Plus games.  I believe it now costs money if you didn't grab it then.
5  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: August 18, 2015, 12:55:37 PM
I don't know why they don't just allow console control options to the PC.
6  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Mr. Robot on: August 18, 2015, 12:21:55 AM
Ok I'll add a description since I left it out of my first post.

Show follows a genius hacker, Eliot, who suffers from mental illness as he gets entangled with a conspiracy to overthrow one of the worlds largest and most influential companies.  Presented primarily through the lens where we the viewer are a product of Eliot's delusion.  The handling of hacking is probably also some of the most realistic ever to grace television. 

The cinematography and soundtrack are top notch, and the acting is fantastic.

Don't be fooled by this being on USA, it's right up there with the AMC/HBO shows.
7  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: PS4 Rocket League night? on: August 17, 2015, 09:38:53 PM

Quote from: Teggy on August 17, 2015, 08:43:17 PM

Would anyone be interested in trying to set up a PS4 Rocket League night?  It was free so I assume a lot of people have it.

Sure I'll play.
8  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Mr. Robot on: August 15, 2015, 03:14:57 PM
This has been the best show of the summer and in the running for best of the year.

You can get caught up off the USA website (or roku app etc) where they have all the episodes to stream if you have a cable subscription with a supported provider.

http://www.usanetwork.com/mrrobot/episodes?season=1
9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rise of Tomb Raider on: August 11, 2015, 10:42:45 PM

Quote from: Turtle on August 11, 2015, 10:11:09 PM



Besides, it's something to play while waiting for Uncharted 4, assuming they have it come out on PS4 at some point before UC4 does.

Uncharted is Spring 2016 and TR is Fall 2016 on PS4,  so no.
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rise of Tomb Raider on: August 11, 2015, 06:55:12 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on August 11, 2015, 06:27:27 PM

I'm not a fan of exclusive content (Hello, Destiny) but according to Square Enix  Without MS support the game probably wouldn't have been made.  This sort of sound like what Sony did for Street Fighter 5 (which the XB1 will never see).  Also, I know you're not a fan of Polygon, but that's where I originally read the story

I want to circle back to Destiny, MS couldn't even promote the game on their system and Destiny was basically being shown as a Sony exclusive.   Only distinction is that MS console owners got the game at the same time with less content even after two expansion with more exclusive timed content going to Sony


Again, getting a 3rd part game as an exclusive sucks no matter which console marker does it

This is bullshit in this instance.  The game was not announced as exclusive and clearly was in production, the deal came after.  Dead Rising 3 is closer to SF5 in terms of exclusivity.  Square's comments seem like damage control after the backlash that they clearly did not expect.  I even recall some Crystal Dynamix employee twitter accounts expressing surprise at the news.

Destiny timed exclusive DLC is terrible too, but Activision has a long history of making those types of deals with Call of Duty (where previously Xbox was getting the timed DLC all of last gen), and in both of those instances we are talking about DLC (often of questionable quality) and not full games.
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rise of Tomb Raider on: August 11, 2015, 05:52:47 PM

Quote from: farley2k on August 11, 2015, 05:15:20 PM

I have to say this looks pretty great.  Not enough for me to buy a Xbox Once but wow.

https://youtu.be/lJQwDnoRueU

It's hitting PC early next year and PS4 next holiday.
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 7/24/15 Edition - Avoid Pixel at all cost edition on: July 26, 2015, 12:39:31 AM
I actually managed to play a bit over an hour of SFV.
13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 7/24/15 Edition - Avoid Pixel at all cost edition on: July 24, 2015, 06:15:07 PM
The Street Fighter V beta...hahaha kidding I doubt they are getting that beta fixed anytime soon  crybaby
14  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Waning forum usage? on: July 23, 2015, 05:46:56 PM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on July 23, 2015, 05:36:14 PM

I agree! icon_lol

Seriously though, I kind of think there is a correlation to the notion that the volume of major game releases has decreased over the last 20 years or so, both PC and console. The industry has consolidated so much that games are either derivative high profile AAA releases or indie/crowdfunded obscure releases. The result is that there simply isn't the volume of decent games to talk about or get excited about. As a group, we seem to be on the older side of the gaming demographic here so it takes a lot to get amped up about a lot of games. I know for me personally, I used to be a big PC gamer but the way gaming has evolved, I rarely game on PC and spend almost all my time on consoles but even then I play for shorter sessions than I used to. It's often because life in general intrudes, but frequently, by the time I have free time in the evenings to game, I'm just too tired. Getting old definitely has an effect on my gaming habits.



I think, if anything, it's the opposite.  There has never been more quality games.  A smaller number of games can actually lead to more discussion per game as with less to choose from more people in the same group are playing the same things, as the choice of games increases the amount of games played by the overall userbase increases but with a lower percentage of that population to each game, as no one can reasonably play all those games, not even Hark can keep up with the gaming marketplace as it is now.
15  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Waning forum usage? on: July 22, 2015, 06:18:30 PM
I sort of understand the desire for a high volume site, but even NeoGAF which is one of the largest dedicated gaming forums, gets by just fine with basically a single unified gaming forum.  But for a low volume site it really makes no sense.  Should a PC game forum be further segregated into FPS, Adventure, Strategy, etc. subforums? 
16  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Waning forum usage? on: July 22, 2015, 06:05:22 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on July 22, 2015, 05:09:44 PM

Quote from: Gratch on July 21, 2015, 06:26:07 PM

Quote from: hitbyambulance on July 19, 2015, 09:09:13 AM

Gratch's comment about "have become very specific in which games we play/have interest in" rings true. in real life, there are some people who are 'gamers' at my job, but with so many games available and people having their own narrowed interests, it's very hard to get anyone to talk about the same thing. just a few weeks ago a guy was trying to get me into some mobile-phone based Korean freemium MMORPG - i was like NO. there's someone who spends all of their non-programming time watching Starcraft gameplay videos. that's really their only interest... pretty much every day for the past five years. i have no real interest in Starcraft, so that avenue of conversation is out. there's a DOTA2 contingent - i don't care about battle arena games either.

I find this to be an interesting evolution of the gaming audience.  It used to be that gamers could find some sort of common ground, but that's becoming more and more difficult.  Although some of my IRL friends are gamers, I have exactly zero in common with any of them because our tastes vary so wildly.  They're all into MP shooters, sports games, or MOBA's, and I tend to stick to RPG's.  Although we might all be considered "hardcore gamers", there's literally nothing we have to discuss because we're on such opposite ends of the gaming spectrum. 

Very true.  You'd get more out of me if there were a PC forum again,

Why? This just doesn't make any sense, it's not like PC game discussion is forbidden, and no game here is really getting enough traffic to warrant a PC and a console thread for the same game.  Wanting a PC forum is like wanting a WiiU, PS4, or Xbox One subforum.
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Remastered Journey coming to PS4 July 21 on: July 21, 2015, 10:03:13 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on July 21, 2015, 09:50:34 PM

I always thought this looked fascinating, but didn't realize it was forced MP (I avoided write ups on it). Thanks for saving me the time on it, Tilt, because I can't stand MP. If that's the point of the game ala Left 4 Dead, then that's fine. But a game like Journey should at least have an option (or Drop-in/Drop-out like the LEGO series) that you can turn on or off at your discretion.

It's sort of random multi-player not so much forced multi-player.  It will just insert people into your game if the two of you are at the same spot.  You can also play offline.
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rocket League on: July 21, 2015, 06:18:44 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on July 21, 2015, 06:16:38 PM

Single player option?

You can play v. bots in exhibition mode or in a full season mode.
19  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Armada [by the author of Ready Player One] on: July 20, 2015, 02:14:40 PM

Quote from: gangeli on July 20, 2015, 01:35:09 PM

I thought RPO was a fun read...but I also grew up in the 80's.

I consider it to be the geek equivalent of a summer beach read.

Also picked up armada, and it has yet to really grab me.

I grew up in the 80s as well, have very fond memories of most of what is referenced and still hated it.  It just doesn't do anything interesting with any of it, it's all "hey remember that geek culture thing from the 80s, that was awesome, the main character thinks it's awesome too and as a result of thinking it was awesome he's awesome." 
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 7/17/15 - Ant-Man Edition on: July 19, 2015, 01:45:52 AM
Rocket League and Witcher 3 now that the patch dropped.
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dance and Karaoke for PS4 recommendations on: July 18, 2015, 09:47:58 PM
You don't need the camera for Singstar, plus you can use your mobile phone as a mic.
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/Vita/PC] Galak-Z The Dimensional on: July 18, 2015, 09:33:28 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on July 18, 2015, 09:07:16 PM

Quote from: Caine on July 16, 2015, 02:30:30 PM

Announced as part of Sony's summer promotion, out August 4th.  $19.99 with a pre-order discount at $15.99.

Looks sweet, I may jump on it in August.

I have a feeling that it will be free for PS+ by Halloween though.

I dunno, there's lot's of other games that can end up in PS+ before that.  They've been trying more to have games launch on PS+ like Rocket League, and  going into the holiday I can see them dropping a launch retail game into Plus finally or one of the remasters.
23  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Armada [by the author of Ready Player One] on: July 14, 2015, 01:49:08 PM
Absolutely hated RPO.  Poorly written Mary Sue of a novel full of nothing but pandering geek affirmation.  Reviews make Armada sound even worse. saywhat
24  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Waning forum usage? on: July 13, 2015, 07:59:20 PM
The superforums such as Reddit or say NeoGaf certainly are still very well trafficked.  Some other smaller forums I visit have pretty good post frequency. 
25  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dear Gamespot, Stop Trying to Make Me Care about Your Host Personalities on: July 13, 2015, 07:30:18 PM

Quote from: Lee on July 13, 2015, 06:19:12 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on July 13, 2015, 02:53:36 PM

What you need to understand is, that right now you are the minority.  The majority of people consuming content are looking for videos. Not video game related but just look at The Dissolve, a movie site whose focus was on quality writing,  just shut down last week due to not being able to make it in the current marketplace.

The only text based stuff that seems to still do well are clickbait and listicles.

Is this true though, that video is the more popular source of information now? I don't know how Gamespot ranks among the gaming sites, but are they going to video because it's popular or because they are trying to differentiate themselves by going for a YouTube kind of thing? Are they the goto gaming site now because they have so much video?

News web sites all seem to want to play a video article now, but is that because they can force an ad in that probably generates more money than a print ad, or because the video draws more views? (Not to mention they already have the content made from their channel, so there is no added expense and it advertises for their channel/shows in the process.) There doesn't seem to be anything that suggests news sites that play video are more popular than non/video sites, since most of the top sites don't use a lot of video. There are many top news websites that are very successful using little to no video.

The Dissolve shut down sounds like it was just harder to survive and get noticed in a crowded web than anything to with video vs writing.

I am old, but I much prefer a written review over a video one unless it's a game I am really unsure about and want to see a video of. I can get the highlights and the general overview by the time the video ad is over. I can't believe I am unique in this way. Video sites have their place, but I doubt they are preferred for many.

The GiantBomb guys certainly seem to think so, it's come up a few times on Bombcast, and even the most recent Beastcast.  Also you saw sites like Joystiq shut down not too long ago and they seemed to be one of the bigger gaming news aggregator sites.  On the flip side you have Pewdiepie who just had his revenue numbers released at 7.5M for his Youtube channel, and that's just his cut, who knows how much the channel is generating for Google on top of that.

You're not unique, you just reside in a niche market now and are not the primary target audience.
26  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dear Gamespot, Stop Trying to Make Me Care about Your Host Personalities on: July 13, 2015, 02:53:36 PM

Quote from: JayDee on July 13, 2015, 01:27:12 PM

The #1 way to get me to leave your site? Make your information and content primarily available via videos. I have no interest in watching personalities talk about games. Give me a well-written preview or review anyday over embedded vidoes, thanks.

What you need to understand is, that right now you are the minority.  The majority of people consuming content are looking for videos. Not video game related but just look at The Dissolve, a movie site whose focus was on quality writing,  just shut down last week due to not being able to make it in the current marketplace.

The only text based stuff that seems to still do well are clickbait and listicles.
27  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dear Gamespot, Stop Trying to Make Me Care about Your Host Personalities on: July 08, 2015, 03:23:06 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on July 08, 2015, 02:55:44 PM

Read the thread.

I have and this really seems more like a "you" issue than a gamespot issue.
28  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Street Fighter V on: July 07, 2015, 07:49:06 PM
Beta details
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2015/07/07/street-fighter-v-ps4-beta-details-revealed/
29  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Treadworlds - next show from creator of Avatar and Korra on: July 07, 2015, 07:07:43 PM
Does not appear to be a TV show but instead a graphic novel.

Also I think a typo in your subject line as isn't it Threadworlds?
30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Returns) on: July 07, 2015, 02:42:17 PM

Quote from: JayDee on July 07, 2015, 02:35:12 PM

Quote from: Teggy on July 05, 2015, 06:25:40 PM

The Harley DLC is very short, but they were very clever with the way they translated Batman's moves and abilities on to her.

Which version are you playing? I looked in the PS4 store and saw the Scarecrow DLC but nothing about Harley. Is it Xbox only or Season Pass only?

I believe Harley was pre-order content, I have it on PS4.
31  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Returns) on: July 02, 2015, 09:32:11 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on July 02, 2015, 09:14:56 PM

Quote from: TiLT on July 02, 2015, 08:41:08 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on July 02, 2015, 08:34:25 PM

SWEETNESS! I'm also still instinctively hitting the L2 when I try to brake, which completely fucks you during a chase/race/driving around.

Their choice of mapping for this one puzzles me. Using L2 for brake/reverse would have been much better than what they're using it for now, which is to have you hold it down to stay in battle mode. My hand gets tired during extended battles due to having to constantly hold this down. They would have been better off making battle mode a toggle and putting it on the square button (PS4) instead of having the braking there. I mean, it's not like you're about to voluntarily and temporarily turn back into driving mode in the middle of a battle, so why force us to hold down the button?

Exactly. Especially considering the frequency of the tank fights. I initially ignored some of the Batmobile upgrades because I didn't think I'd be fighting drones all the time. Now, I'm pumping points into that section because tanks are everywhere. This pisses me off considerably because now I'm ignoring other moves/upgrades I need for the hand to hand sections. And I agree with you on the hand cramping. Stalking the uber tanks while holding down L2 with my middle finger and steering with my thumb is poor design.

Switch tank controls to Toggle mode!
32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [pc] Allison Road - on: July 02, 2015, 09:16:33 PM
For the unfamiliar here's a no commentary walkthrough of P.T.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFCjCxaDAVI
33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [pc] Allison Road - on: July 02, 2015, 01:04:58 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on July 02, 2015, 12:19:55 PM

Game play trailer  currently up on Steam Green Light.   it's getting alot of buzz and the team is in touch with Sony and Microsoft to bring to those respective platforms.  With the buzz this is getting I have a feeling MS and Sony will be competing for exclusive release

It's very very heavily inspired by P.T. the now cancelled Silent Hills announce demo that was out on PS4.  A lot of the buzz they are getting is pretty much because of that now that SH is cancelled and P.T. was pulled from PSN.
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Plus - Now with lots more free games! on: July 01, 2015, 04:59:13 PM
Rocket League is fucking great, loved the 2 betas, that's a fantastic get for PS+ subscribers.
35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2015 on: June 29, 2015, 04:46:35 PM

Quote from: Purge on June 29, 2015, 03:30:42 PM

According to social media, MS did better than expected:

http://venturebeat.com/2015/06/23/xbox-one-won-e3-at-least-according-to-amazon-and-social-network-data/

Keep in mind that the Amazon info in the article is UK based, but the social media measurement is global (twitter accounting for 84% of the collected data).



I saw a breakdown over on GAF pointing out they were looking at Playstation v. Xbox on Twitter but not taking into account terms such as PS4 or Sony.  You can play around with Topsy to get an idea

http://topsy.com/analytics?q1=xbox&q2=ps4&q3=playstation&via=Topsy

PS4 and Xbox are essentially tied as terms.
36  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Returns) on: June 29, 2015, 03:04:56 PM

Quote from: Caine on June 29, 2015, 02:59:33 PM

Quote from: Teggy on June 29, 2015, 02:26:10 AM

So how are people feeling about the game so far? I think I've done about 40% of the story missions so far and I'm finding the 9 and 10 ratings a little generous. The story itself is good and I'm curious to see where it goes, but everything else seems very half-hearted. The bat mobile adds a nice bit of variety to the formula, but it's by no means amazing gameplay. The story mission designs are pretty uninspired and just seem to peter out without boss fights, and I'm not even a big fan of boss fights. The side missions are all pretty short and repetitive. Even the joker trophies seem pretty phoned in, with most being very easy to find and some involving just shooting an item off the side of building that's easily marked on the map.

I feel like this is the Uncharted 3 of the Arkham franchise.
While I think the huge jump (no pun intended) in his counter range looks laughable, and the batmobile can be a pain in the ass at times, I have been enjoying the storyline and the world is a huge improvement over City.  It's a great game, but compared to the Witcher, falls behind in GotY contention. 

Yeah I think the map layout is much better here, the big restricted area right in the middle of the City map was a pain in the ass.
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Returns) on: June 29, 2015, 11:51:12 AM
I don't recall the side content of City being anything spectacular either.   I think if I had to order the games it would be Asylum > Knight > City.  First game was still the best due to the smaller scope.
38  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: June 27, 2015, 01:49:59 PM

Quote from: JayDee on June 27, 2015, 01:26:30 PM

Oh I thought it was just me. Leaderboards keep saying I'm not connected to PSN when I clearly am.

Have you tried starting the game fresh, this sounds like a suspend bug.
39  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Returns) on: June 24, 2015, 12:53:03 PM

Quote from: JayDee on June 24, 2015, 12:24:43 PM

Would have loved to play last night but the PS4 digital download was *craaaawwwwwwllllliiiiinnnnngggg* and said it was going to take 14 hours to download. The downside of going digital is the wait, the upside is once it's done I don't have put the disc in to play.

Pre-load went up sometime Saturday or Sunday, one of the benefits of pre-ordering.
40  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rocket League on: June 23, 2015, 07:15:50 PM
GT did their own preview of this and apparently no one thought to update the thread  Roll Eyes

http://gamingtrend.com/2015/06/16/playing-soccer-in-a-car-has-never-been-this-fun-rocket-league-hands-on-impressions/
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