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201  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?
202  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.
203  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!
204  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
205  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.
206  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.
207  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.
208  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.
209  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.
210  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.
211  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.
212  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/
213  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Post Your Steam Summer Sale Loot Here! on: June 22, 2015, 09:12:02 PM
Pretty weak sale for me, just grabbed Alien Isolation and Mark of the Ninja (which I own on 360 but for 2.50 sure)
214  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Post Your Steam Summer Sale Loot Here! on: June 21, 2015, 12:35:24 AM

Quote from: Lee on June 20, 2015, 11:33:29 PM

$.25? I am lucky for .08.
yeah that's the bulk of them.  .25 was best case.
215  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Post Your Steam Summer Sale Loot Here! on: June 20, 2015, 10:56:57 PM

Quote from: storz on June 20, 2015, 10:16:48 PM

Quote from: storz on June 17, 2015, 10:44:04 PM

Picked up so far (Still looking at "Victory at sea" which will be one of the monster deal tomorrow, I will see how low that will go):
King Arthur's Gold      
Fight The Dragon      
Revolution Ace                                    (Only cost 19 cents  icon_lol, Why not )
Reassembly                                      (Played a little, still haven't figure out how to build a good ship yet)
Gas Guzzlers Extreme Gold Pack      (not too bad, been playing this for past couple days, so far, thumbs up)
Road Redemption                              (Haven't really play this, but the first level, seems OK)              
Mount Your Friends                      (This is fun to play with my kids)
Legend of Korra                              (Picked up for Kids)
Creeper World 3: Arc Eternal              (Picked up for buck fifty, not too bad as tower defense game)
HuniePop                                            (wifey wants, wifey gets paranoid)

Added:

Alien: Isolation DLC: Crew Expendable      
Alien: Isolation - DLC: Last Survivor      
Alien: Isolation - Season Pass      
The Last Federation      
The Last Federation DLC- Betrayed Hope      
Massive Chalice      
Space Hulk Ascension DLC- Dark Angels      
Starpoint Gemini 2 DLC - Secrets of Aethera      
Jazzpunk      
Risen 3 - Complete Edition      
Victory at Sea      
Nom Nom Galaxy      
Life Is Strange Complete Season (Episodes 1-5) (ROW)      

Total real damage to wallet = around $40 (total summer sale cost around $100 minus $60ish profit from steam card money).


How the hell did you make 60 bucks off of cards?   Most any of mine are selling for is like $.25
216  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 6/19 on: June 19, 2015, 06:31:07 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on June 19, 2015, 04:26:55 PM

The Witcher 3... probably going o make the push to the end this weekend as much as I love the game I just want to finish it now,

Yeah, I'm thinking I might just mainline the story now with a couple of side quests that seem sort of directly related now as Batman is next week.
217  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Chocolate Lab For Sale on: June 18, 2015, 11:05:27 PM

Quote from: ATB on June 18, 2015, 10:32:08 PM

Quote from: Lee on June 18, 2015, 07:40:13 PM

Posting on a forum that is known for leaning left is nothing short of trolling, as ATB has proved.

Honestly. If someone feels deep inside they are black, who are we to say they're not black? Just as if a d00d feels deep inside he is a woman, who are we to say they're not a woman?  It makes perfect sense.

Rather than treat the mental disorder (in this case self-hatred and in the other Gender Identity Disorder), we should embrace it it as 'their truth."

Now we also have the interesting problem of 'agenderism' in which case someone is either both genders or neither.  Again, if we are to embrace these types of things instead of try to correct them, let's go all the way. Also for these folks we must appropriately apply the use of 'they/them' rather than him/her or what's probably more spot on 'it'.

Thus if what's her name 'identifies' as black, then who are we to race shame her and force her to conform? I mean no one should be ashamed of anything they do regardless of how crazy or out of touch with reality it is, right? This is the new normal. There is no normal and no one can be corrected for anything.

Where am I wrong in this?

All over the place.  You're main assertion is a false equivalency.  You're also assuming that things like gender identity, and I'm going to guess sexual preference as well, are treatable.   In regards to transgenderism there's still a lot of scientific research in process, but there's already evidence that the transgender brain structure is physically different from the cisgender brain of someone of biologically the same sex.  How exactly do you treat that?
218  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Shenmue 3 (kickstarter) on: June 18, 2015, 11:43:59 AM

Quote from: TiLT on June 18, 2015, 04:00:55 AM

Sony has confirmed that they're funding Shenmue 3. Here are Adam Boyes' comments on why they chose Kickstarter.
From the way John Drake talked on Giantbomb it sounded like Sony may not be the only one providing additional funding.  Wonder if maybe Sega is throwing in some as well.
219  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Shenmue 3 (kickstarter) on: June 17, 2015, 01:29:12 AM

Quote from: Azhag on June 17, 2015, 01:05:13 AM

Sweet. Of course weren't the first a couple of he most expensive games ever at the time? Not sure what 2 mill gets you or why they really need it.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ysnet/shenmue-3

There are basically two types of video games kickstarters these days, small team low budget indie projects, and higher budget projects where the kickstarter is really a proof of market feasibility to receive funding.  A lot of these bigger kickstarters already have funding lined up with an outside source provided they can hit their kickstarter goal.  Bloodstained had a deal with Deep Silver I believe.  It looks like Sony will be chipping in some cash now that Shenmue has funded.
220  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Horizon Zero Dawn on: June 16, 2015, 06:14:40 PM

Quote from: Teggy on June 16, 2015, 05:49:57 PM

Quote from: TiLT on June 16, 2015, 05:21:41 PM

Quote from: Teggy on June 16, 2015, 03:30:23 PM

I do hope they have some good explanation for the setting - tons of technology but they live in caves and wear animal skins?

Looks like maybe it was a design they built a story around, and not vice versa. If it's fun it doesn't really matter I guess.

I thought it was obvious from the trailer. Technology rebelled against humanity, so humanity's use of it is very limited. It's kind of like The Matrix, only the machines are actually trying to exterminate humans directly.

Yeah, but they still use mechanical objects like their weapons - they can't make things like clothes, housing, vehicles, whatever? Why not make airplanes and bomb the monsters instead of shooting them with crazy explosive arrows?

It looks like there was a cataclysmic event that culled the population and set the survivors back to the stone age.  Survival skills probably took a forefront over science and engineering, and if everything had gone digital prior to the event a lot of skills would have been lost.  We don't know exactly what is behind the Zoids, and I'm sure finding that out will be a big part of the game.
221  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Horizon Zero Dawn on: June 16, 2015, 03:00:50 PM


222  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Horizon Zero Dawn on: June 16, 2015, 02:23:54 PM
From Guerrilla Games for PS4, announced at the Sony E3 conference.   Looks fantastic.  Apparently Guerrilla hired the lead writer/designer of Fallout: New Vegas as well as a bunch of ex-CD Project Red folks to work on this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fkg5UVTsKCE
223  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2015 on: June 16, 2015, 01:40:49 PM
I think if we can just get Half Life 3 announced during the PC conference today it will end up as the most amazing E3 ever.
224  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2015 on: June 16, 2015, 11:42:27 AM
The Shenmue announcement even crashed kickstarter last night.
225  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2015 on: June 16, 2015, 03:51:45 AM
In the battle of the press conferences Sony won by a landslide, it's not even close.  Last Guardian, Final Fantasy 7 remake, and Shenmue each on their own are essentially a megaton and all 3 were at the Sony conference.  Now personal preferences of games shown may differ, but in the press conference competition Sony won big.   The Microsoft 360 compatibility announcement was maybe about equal to one of those.

Also, on the games front Sony had what I thought was the game of the show so far too with Horizon Zero Dawn, that looks simply fantastic.
226  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2015 on: June 16, 2015, 02:22:34 AM
Man Battlefront looks crazy good, I didn't think I'd have any interest in that game before today.
227  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefront 3 finally announced! on: June 15, 2015, 10:38:35 PM
Footage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXU5k4U8x20&feature=youtu.be
228  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 4 is coming (please mark spoilers) on: June 15, 2015, 09:06:44 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on June 15, 2015, 08:50:41 PM

This season was good, to me, the ending is shocking and he was one of my favorite characters, but of course I knew it was coming.  To say this season wasn't good is a stretch, to me at least.

The season had a lot of problems.  Heavy handed at times, fight choreography the wost it's been, some pretty dumb and kind of gross changes from the books i.e. Sansa/Ramsay or Stannis/Shireen, some really bad writing (all that Dorne stuff, ugh).   There were a few bright spots, the battle with the white walkers, and accelerating/condensing of Tyrion's plot was actually smart for the show, but I feel all the bad stuff this season outweighed the good.


Dorne
229  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 4 is coming (please mark spoilers) on: June 15, 2015, 01:46:39 PM

Quote from: Exodor on June 15, 2015, 01:32:40 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on June 15, 2015, 12:03:52 PM

The book is full of foreshadowing of two ways for him to come back.   The opening chapter of the book is specifically about a wildling warg body jacking on death, as well as all the stuff with Stoneheart etc.  Also, in the books Jon has a bunch of dreams that seem to match old prophesies and he is an active important participant in his dreams.  So in the books there's reasons to question that are essentially absent from the show, note I called this out  up thread.

If only someone with the power to return the dead to life had just traveled to the wall...


Sure that's a way for them to do it, but that's not foreshadowing.  I mean do show exclusive watchers even really remember Thoros doing that, what 2 seasons ago?  We've never seen Melisandre do it.
230  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 4 is coming (please mark spoilers) on: June 15, 2015, 12:03:52 PM

Quote from: Lee on June 15, 2015, 06:43:08 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on June 15, 2015, 06:24:24 AM

So.......


Spoiler for Hiden:
according to the show runners, Jon Snow is really dead. Kit Harrington says he's not coming back next season. The perfect fuckery ending to a terrible season.

I liked the season, very entertaining. What didn't you like? Can't wait for next season since it is set up for a lot of stuff to happen. I do wish the good guys would stop dying, but then again, I love a story which isn't all roses and where good doesn't always triumph.

I read the book spoilers, so tonight's ending was no surprise. Thought they made it pretty obvious he was dead, not sure why anyone would think he wasn't.

The book is full of foreshadowing of two ways for him to come back.   The opening chapter of the book is specifically about a wildling warg body jacking on death, as well as all the stuff with Stoneheart etc.  Also, in the books Jon has a bunch of dreams that seem to match old prophesies and he is an active important participant in his dreams.  So in the books there's reasons to question that are essentially absent from the show, note I called this out  up thread.

I also really didn't like this season much at all.
231  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Rocket to the Sun - These Actors Need to go on: June 12, 2015, 04:50:52 PM
Max's arc in Fury Road isn't about redemption, it's about rediscovering his humanity.  He starts the film almost as a feral animal.

As for Hardy if you want to see him shine you should watch Bronson, or perhaps Locke.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4PyMY--RnU
232  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Post Your Steam Summer Sale Loot Here! on: June 12, 2015, 02:05:52 PM
The gimmick for the sale this year seems to be a bit of a mess.
233  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 Games you care about on: June 11, 2015, 09:16:10 PM
If I'm reading this right Crackdown, Quantum Break and Scalebound won't be at E3.

http://news.xbox.com/2015/06/xbox-looking-toward-e3-and-beyond?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
234  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Mad Max Returns in Fury Road on: June 11, 2015, 08:23:07 PM

Quote from: Purge on June 11, 2015, 07:52:40 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on June 10, 2015, 03:15:14 AM

Quote from: Purge on June 03, 2015, 02:12:45 PM

FWIW I think Bana's portrayal of Robert Bruce Banner was far more compelling than Norton's, and he seemed genuinely haunted and conflicted.

Tom as Mad Max? Ugh. Too much focus on "madness" (and uncompellingly so) and less on Max.

This was Death Race 2000. That's it.

Well, the first word in the title was "Mad" after all. smile Part of what I liked about this was how Max starts as a feral animal, and gradually regains his humanity over the course of the film. The opening narration is absolutely true when he says he's reduced to a single instinct. That's not a far cry from where he ended up after Thunderdome when he was lost to the sands and the wastelands. One could see him devolving further over time until we meet him again in Fury Road, by which point there's very little humanity left.

Oh, and I barely breathed during the final sequence when he was climbing over the guitarist and the action was happening in 57 different places at the same time. A lesser hack like Michael Bay would have fumbled this so catastrophically I can't even begin to imagine it.

I agree the spectacle was entertaining, but the plot was thin and it was almost like the main character was over-thought and under-delivered (IMO). At best he was a supporting actor. At worst, he was a bloodbag prop with some action scenes thrown in.

In regards to Max, this is true of all the Mad Max movies to a degree with the exception of the first, it's never really about him, but rather the situations he wanders into.  He is the post apocalyptic version of the wandering stranger from the old samurai flicks or westerns.  In regards to plot you are selling it short, the overarching plot isn't overly complicated (that's also not a bad thing), but there is a huge amount of world building in the background and the main characters all have character arcs that the film manages to convey over what is essentially one big action scene.  Lastly despite having one of the shortest scripts in memory I find this film to also be the most quotable in years.
235  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Street Fighter V on: June 11, 2015, 05:39:52 PM
New trailer going into the battle system
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfrSKt5b-50
236  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 Games you care about on: June 11, 2015, 03:23:46 PM
Basically the stuff we don't know about yet is what I'm interested in finding out about.
237  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Ratchet and Clank on: June 10, 2015, 11:24:12 PM
It looks great too.
238  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 4 is coming (please mark spoilers) on: June 10, 2015, 08:34:23 PM

Quote from: TiLT on June 10, 2015, 07:37:12 PM

Quote from: rittchard on June 10, 2015, 07:16:12 PM

Example:

Spoiler for Hiden:
Drogo flying in to kill the bad guys, and then Dany flying off on Drogo!!  I mean that is crazy iconic stuff.  And it is literally what I was screaming at the TV that I wished would happen but never thought they'd go there.  But they did and I absolutely loved it.  So now if I read it in the books, even if I know this is what GRRM intended, it's going to already be "spoiled" in some sense, like I'm reading the adaptation of a movie.  If he doesn't do something similar and completely ignores what felt like a defining moment in the series, it will be very disappointing, and of course it also changes what's possible in the books as well.  The fact that she can ride the dragon on the show means she's far less limited from getting from one point to another location-wise, which completely changes the dynamic in the books.  The last book I was dismayed that it felt like she had made zero progress on getting her cute ass over to Westeros to fight the zombies. 

Your example has already happened in the books.

Yeah the show hasn't quite caught up to where the books left off yet.  The end of this season should catch the show up to the last book, then it's a question of if Martin can get the next book out before next season or not.
239  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Ratchet and Clank on: June 10, 2015, 03:14:29 PM
Morph ray looks to Minecraftify this go around.
240  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 4 is coming (please mark spoilers) on: June 09, 2015, 09:46:18 PM

Quote from: TiLT on June 09, 2015, 08:07:06 PM

Quote from: rittchard on June 09, 2015, 05:47:38 PM

If he follows the main events the way we saw them, it will seem derivative no matter what he says.

Why would it do that? It's his story in both formats, though others have put their mark on it for the TV series. They're not making up stuff here, but using the story outline he's given them. Even the burning in this episode, which hasn't happened in the books, will supposedly happen in The Winds of Winter and was GRRM's idea. They're not just heading off in a different direction with the series. They're telling the same story, but in a more straightforward and effective way for the format.

Umm, they are making a lot of stuff up. 
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