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521  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: February 20, 2014, 04:18:52 AM
360 version still set to come out before quarter end though.

I also find the complete lack of media for the 360 version a bit odd.  I don't think we've seen a single screenshot of that version have we?
522  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: February 20, 2014, 03:59:51 AM

Quote from: YellowKing on February 20, 2014, 03:02:53 AM

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I also think from the XB1 side, the game has the issue of not really being an XB1 exclusive, with what seemed from the beta of an excellent PC version, and the unknown quality of the 360 version.  I feel like MS must have pushed EA to delay that 360 version a couple of weeks to try and drive XB1 sales.

Or we can just take Respawn's word for it - the 360 version is being done by a different developer that needs more time, instead of resorting to ridiculous conspiracy theories designed to imply that XB1 sales are in the toilet.

Two weeks is practically nothing in development terms.  Look at Watchdogs and Driveclub as counterpoints, those games have gotten BIG delays for further dev time.
523  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: February 19, 2014, 10:04:42 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on February 19, 2014, 10:00:17 PM

I think the 360 will be a bigger threat than the PC to the sales numbers of the XB1 version, but it'll interesting to see how the numbers play out.

I almost think they should have completely scrapped the 360 version.  It just seems lose/lose.  If the port is fantastic, Titanfall becomes less of an XB1 system seller.  If the port is terrible, well, you get a lot of unhappy people complaining about how terrible the port is.  It has to be good enough for people to love it but bad enough for people to be driven to upgrade their system.

Are they doing a 360 > XB1 version upgrade deal like they did for those launch window titles?  Seems like it would be exceedingly foolish not to.

You got to remember this isn't a Microsoft game, and you'd be asking EA to give up even more sales.  MS may have even proposed it but the number EA threw out may have been too high.  Also remember EA wants this to be their CoD, they want to expose as many people as possible, so in that regard going exclusive to one brand may not have been their smartest move.
524  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: February 19, 2014, 09:45:23 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on February 19, 2014, 09:04:41 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on February 19, 2014, 08:56:02 PM

I look forward to you all working out the kinks and providing good feedback to the devs so the sequel hits it out of the park, as this looks fun.  -PS4 owner

I'll all for this franchise going cross-platform, but the way this is turning into the XB1 showcase game right now I think there's a good chance Microsoft will give EA/Respawn a blank check to keep the next game exclusive.

This game is in a weird spot as I'm pretty sure MS underpaid EA.  I say a weird spot, because if it does poorly then the MS deal was good for EA, but if it does well EA short changed themselves.  PS4 has done gangbusters with over 5.3 million sold now, I'm sure beyond what EA forcasted, and on top of that all of EA's games are selling better on the PS4 than the XB1, and I'd wager real money that when they used their lost sales calculations they were basing it on 360/PS3 percentages where the 360 versions always outsold the PS3 versions. 

I also think from the XB1 side, the game has the issue of not really being an XB1 exclusive, with what seemed from the beta of an excellent PC version, and the unknown quality of the 360 version.  I feel like MS must have pushed EA to delay that 360 version a couple of weeks to try and drive XB1 sales.
525  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Strider returns! on: February 19, 2014, 03:29:33 PM
Genesis version was based off the arcade game.
526  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bands You've Never Seen In Concert But Wish You Could/Had/Will on: February 19, 2014, 04:34:00 AM

Quote from: Gratch on February 19, 2014, 04:30:51 AM

I'd add David Bowie to the list...especially since I had a chance to see him back in college and passed on it.  Was during the NIN/Bowie tour in the mid-90's, and I was a DJ at the campus radio station.  We got some free tickets to the show, but while I loved NIN, I wasn't really that into Bowie yet.  (This was Earthling/Outside-era Bowie, which is still my least favorite phase of his.)  I decided the 2 hour drive from Pueblo to Denver wasn't worth it just to see NIN as an opening act, so I skipped on the show all together.  Totally kicking myself over that decision, as I'm pretty sure I'd donate my left nut to see a Bowie/NIN show today.  frown

They did a great transition between NiN and Bowie for that tour.  The band members slowly swapping, and NiN doing a Bowie cover leading into Bowie doing a NiN cover.
527  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bands You've Never Seen In Concert But Wish You Could/Had/Will on: February 18, 2014, 03:59:07 PM

Quote from: Gratch on February 18, 2014, 03:53:39 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on February 18, 2014, 03:42:18 PM

That show had a really well run pit too, I saw someone fall over and immediately a group formed a barrier around the guy that went down and someone helped him up and out. 

That has been standard moshpit etiquette (for lack of a better term) for as long as I've been going to metal shows.  Maybe the nu-metal crowd is different animal though...

Yeah it was when I first started going to shows, and then at some point the pits got overrun by assholes with no sense of etiquette, but they've seem to come back around. 
528  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bands You've Never Seen In Concert But Wish You Could/Had/Will on: February 18, 2014, 03:42:18 PM
Yeah there's an appropriate age.  I was at a Korn show recently with my cousin (hey he had free tickets) and we sat up in the balcony and were next to a cool couple
who had brought their 16 or 17 year old son who was down in the mosh pit.  The dad was clearly and old mosher himself and kept a keen eye on his kid from up in the balcony while letting his kid run solo and not be totally embarrassed by the old man.  It was really rather cute.  That show had a really well run pit too, I saw someone
fall over and immediately a group formed a barrier around the guy that went down and someone helped him up and out.  There was a period of time around here when the moshpit went to complete shit so it was nice to see a well run one again.
529  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bands You've Never Seen In Concert But Wish You Could/Had/Will on: February 18, 2014, 03:13:04 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on February 18, 2014, 02:44:04 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on February 18, 2014, 02:22:38 AM

Quote from: th'FOOL on February 18, 2014, 02:18:51 AM

I second Curve and Tom Waits and Beastie Boys (came so close to see them 3 times... frown)

Wednesday I'm going to see Cibo Matto biggrin In recent months I've seen Peter Murphy doing all Bauhaus, New Order doing 5 Joy Division songs as an encore, peter Hook & The Light giving his take on early New Order (which was awesome), Mudhoney, Melvins, Dead Milkmen, Depeche Mode, The Cure, Atoms For Peace, Queens of the Stone Age and Skinny Puppy.

I'm gonna see Gary Numan, Les Claypool, King Buzzo acoustic(!), and maybe even Neil Young in March. In May I'm going to Psych Fest, 3 days of obscure psychedelic bands.

I love Austin biggrin

Just saw Skinny Puppy Saturday and it was another great show by them, my 3rd time seeing them.  I'll be seeing Gary Numan  again in a few weeks as well.  Also saw that Peter Murphy Bahaus set up here in Boston.   We seem to have similar tastes, if you haven't seen Killing Joke I'd recommend you do if they come around again,  they are getting a bit old, but their last tour was awesome.

Also in two weeks I'll be seeing Throwing Muses with Tanya Donnelly opening, that has a lot of potential to be a great show.

Yeah, it was my 3rd Puppy show- always a blast. I actually took my 15 year-old son who recently started considering them his favorite band in the last 6 months or so.

I'm a huge Martin Atkins fan, but never really got into Killing Joke. Which brings me to my next "wish I'd seen": Pigface (original lineup)

Then you're raising that boy right.  On the father son front and getting back to the first post, I took my dad to see AC/DC on their last tour.  Not my or his first time seeing them, but was fun to share with him now that I'm much older as they've always been his favorite band and at 60+ not something he'd go to on his own.  I also managed to get our tickets upgraded at the show too from nosebleeds to lower field!
530  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] The Order: 1886 on: February 18, 2014, 02:01:59 PM
Preview footage has started to show up

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyjJbW-4OPo
531  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: February 18, 2014, 12:45:33 PM

Quote from: ATB on February 18, 2014, 12:29:44 PM

Played hardpoint last night for about 90 mins and yes it totally changed my opinion of the game.

I went back and played Attrition and I think its kind of a terrible mode.  It has all the normal TDM problems sort of magnified by the games speed.  Both Hardpoint an Last Titan Standing are pretty good though.  Hardpoint by introducing direction to the chaos, and LTS by limiting respawns CS style controls the chaos.   I just found Attrition to be a mess,  and I could never get a handle on how to play it effectively whereas in HP and LTS I can do quite well and MVP is not out of the question.   I personally think pushing people new to the game to play Attrition first  in the beta is a bit of a small misstep by Respawn.
532  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bands You've Never Seen In Concert But Wish You Could/Had/Will on: February 18, 2014, 02:22:38 AM

Quote from: th'FOOL on February 18, 2014, 02:18:51 AM

I second Curve and Tom Waits and Beastie Boys (came so close to see them 3 times... frown)

Wednesday I'm going to see Cibo Matto biggrin In recent months I've seen Peter Murphy doing all Bauhaus, New Order doing 5 Joy Division songs as an encore, peter Hook & The Light giving his take on early New Order (which was awesome), Mudhoney, Melvins, Dead Milkmen, Depeche Mode, The Cure, Atoms For Peace, Queens of the Stone Age and Skinny Puppy.

I'm gonna see Gary Numan, Les Claypool, King Buzzo acoustic(!), and maybe even Neil Young in March. In May I'm going to Psych Fest, 3 days of obscure psychedelic bands.

I love Austin biggrin

Just saw Skinny Puppy Saturday and it was another great show by them, my 3rd time seeing them.  I'll be seeing Gary Numan  again in a few weeks as well.  Also saw that Peter Murphy Bahaus set up here in Boston.   We seem to have similar tastes, if you haven't seen Killing Joke I'd recommend you do if they come around again,  they are getting a bit old, but their last tour was awesome.

Also in two weeks I'll be seeing Throwing Muses with Tanya Donnelly opening, that has a lot of potential to be a great show.
533  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bands You've Never Seen In Concert But Wish You Could/Had/Will on: February 17, 2014, 09:25:47 PM
I would have loved to have seen Curve but somehow missed them.
534  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Find me a more 80s album cover. I dare you on: February 17, 2014, 07:51:14 PM
That doesn't really strike me as 80s.
535  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: February 17, 2014, 07:32:53 PM

Quote from: Mystic95Z on February 17, 2014, 07:22:28 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on February 16, 2014, 06:41:02 PM

The settings that msduncan is using sound great to me.

What settings? Control settings? I'm wondering if this has controller support on the PC. Downloaded it and went thru the training missions last night and I'm thinking I'd rather play with a controller. And no I don't have a xbone yet so that isn't an option.

I'm pretty sure he was looking at the wrong post as msduncan is on XB1.  The game supports controllers on PC, and it doesn't seem very system intensive.
536  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Harmonix game, Chroma announced on: February 17, 2014, 06:51:03 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on February 17, 2014, 05:49:25 PM

Ugh, 'free to play' on a feature list continues to throw up gigantic red flags for me.  Even the "but you can try it for free to see if you like it!" angle doesn't work for me, because I'd find it supremely annoying if I did like it only to run into a paywall scheme I can't stand.
A lot of free to play stuff on the PC is quite good.   League of Legends, Smite, Dota2, Warframe, and Loadout all spring to mind.
537  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (02/17) on: February 17, 2014, 01:22:54 PM
Strider
538  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: February 17, 2014, 12:16:18 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on February 16, 2014, 11:34:34 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on February 16, 2014, 04:52:46 PM

Quote from: msduncan on February 16, 2014, 04:42:55 PM


OMG Titanfall is awesome. 

System seller if you don't have an Xbox One.

System justifier if you do.

Depends on if you don't have a medium range PC to play it on and how good the 360 port is.   I'm running it on PC at 1900x1080 everything high and it's a solid 60.

Also although I like it,  I'm not WOWed, still on the fence if I'll get the full version for PC or not.

Definitely prefer Hardpoint to Attrition.

Also kind of wish it didn't have aim down sites accuracy changes, but at least there are some guns that you can just hipfire.  Loadout is kind of the same way in that regards.

I can understand your mention of the ADS in Loadout, but it makes absolutely no sense in this game. ADS is incredibly useful here.

Also PC, Cheats, they will come and faster than on console.  It's still a reason to play on console imo.  (also you have obviously entered this with a prepared opinion unfortunately.  What happened to the unbiased Forge I once knew!  ninja )

I do hope the company doing the 360 port doesn't screw things up though.  Would be great for people who don't have a XB1 or great PC to be able to play this one.

The movement is so fast and fluid it's a shame to have to ADS for the accuracy boost, and slow you down.  I just long for the Quake/UT days as I'm tired of ADS as a necessity.  Like I said though you can hipfire some guns effectively in this, I just wish they got rid of the accuracy boost entirely and just used it for zoom.

And Hark, I could just as easily argue you came with a prepared opinion and are biased too.  ninja
539  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: February 16, 2014, 04:52:46 PM

Quote from: msduncan on February 16, 2014, 04:42:55 PM


OMG Titanfall is awesome. 

System seller if you don't have an Xbox One.

System justifier if you do.

Depends on if you don't have a medium range PC to play it on and how good the 360 port is.   I'm running it on PC at 1900x1080 everything high and it's a solid 60.

Also although I like it,  I'm not WOWed, still on the fence if I'll get the full version for PC or not.

Definitely prefer Hardpoint to Attrition.

Also kind of wish it didn't have aim down sites accuracy changes, but at least there are some guns that you can just hipfire.  Loadout is kind of the same way in that regards.
540  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: February 15, 2014, 06:05:48 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on February 15, 2014, 02:18:41 PM

Jarrod would like that code from ya slywink  (you can give it away and still get your replacement)

Sent him a PM
541  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: February 15, 2014, 06:03:53 PM
Played a bit, it's alright but not blowing me away.

Also, very first thing to happen to me when I joined my first game.  Spawn killed, woo!
542  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: February 15, 2014, 02:15:54 PM
Well I got a code...for the Xbox One.  Now the wait begins for them to replace it with a PC code.  I wont be around tonight anyways.
543  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: February 14, 2014, 11:41:30 PM
Feb. update apparently removes the sharpening filter that was being applied when upscaling.  (that's a good thing)
544  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2890 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: February 14, 2014, 03:10:33 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on February 14, 2014, 02:19:30 PM

I'll continue  to say it MS's hubris cost them this gen just like it initially cost Sony last gen.  Sony certainly learned from that and I can only hope MS learns the same lesson.  Don't take your player base for granted.  We gamers are a picky punch


Btw, I really want a PS Vita... I just can't justify the cost and I'm afraid that I'll buy it and hardly play it

There may not be a next time, outside of the generic consoles are doomed talk, Microsoft's investors have been pushing for them to dump Xbox for a long time now, and that was when it was doing well! If it under-performs they are going to get really noisy.
545  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2890 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: February 14, 2014, 01:49:36 PM
Someone posted this at GAF to explain part of the ESRAM issues
546  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2890 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: February 14, 2014, 12:59:00 AM
Should we have a general console sales data thread instead of this monster?

Anyhoo, January numbers are out, and Microsoft uncharacteristically has declined to release numbers.  From what's been put together from the released information and tweets of folks like Geoff Keighley the PS4 outsold the XB1 by almost 2 to 1.   Tomb Raider on PS4 also supposedly roughly doubled XB1 sales.   PS4 lead on pretty much all multiplatform titles for the month except CoD Ghosts (and maybe Lego too).  XB1 did not seem supply strained in January, generally having store availability.   Less said about Wii U the better.


547  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: February 14, 2014, 12:35:06 AM
Neither of those really seem to help the Survey Corps out much.
548  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Robocop! on: February 12, 2014, 09:46:23 PM

Quote from: Caine on February 12, 2014, 09:15:39 PM

apparently, this is a much better movie than we expected

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You'll be surprised at how deep the science fictional speculation is here. The action is pretty damn fun too. ...  I never thought I'd be saying this, but Robocop is one of the best science fiction movies of the year so far. You won't want to miss it.

It drops a notch for the ending, but still enjoyable throughout. 
Isn't it the only science fiction movie of the year so far?
549  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/Ps4] Outlast on: February 12, 2014, 08:10:37 PM
I really like how smooth the look behind you while running works, I think Dying Light is using something similar and I hope
it's implemented as well.
550  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Ps4] inFAMOUS: Second Son on: February 12, 2014, 06:06:26 PM
I really wish they would lose that angle on these games as it's the worst part about them and they don't seem to know how to improve on it.  If not lose it outright, just give me an option at the start to choose a pure good or evil play-through and hide all the choices from me.
551  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Ps4] inFAMOUS: Second Son on: February 12, 2014, 04:34:59 PM
552  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/PS3] Dark Souls on: February 11, 2014, 10:23:44 PM

Quote from: Greg Wak on February 11, 2014, 10:05:04 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on February 11, 2014, 09:29:55 PM

haven't seen that before Forge, but that's exactly the case in Dark Souls.  If you think there isn't any feedback to tell you what you did wrong, you just aren't looking at it.

People are too used to hand holding and/or on rails gameplay that any time the screen doesn't flash 'YOU DIDN'T PRESS THE X BUTTON FAST ENOUGH, TRY AGAIN' they seem to miss it or just assume it's too hard and move on to another game.

Honestly Harkonis, I find this remark condescending and obnoxious. I've been playing these games for 25 years and I don't need hand holding or rails. DS just got to a point for me that it wasn't fun and I don't need people telling me I'm doing it wrong or I don't get. It's a great game for players that it clicks for. But there are a great many people for whom it didn't.  I'm sure you didn't mean anything by it, but I don't think that's the best way to express it.

Then say it didn't click for you in the first place instead of saying the game doesn't provide feedback, which it actually does in most cases.
553  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/PS3] Dark Souls on: February 11, 2014, 09:25:00 PM
Seems like the time to break out this

bah, forum is autoshrinking it here's direct link http://i.imgur.com/GQa0vcu.jpg
554  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Steam/F2P]Loadout on: February 11, 2014, 09:13:34 PM
Fun game, but could easily be improved by getting rid of aim down sites and adding alt fire.
555  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/PS3] Dark Souls on: February 11, 2014, 06:28:30 PM

Quote from: Turtle on February 11, 2014, 05:37:20 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on February 11, 2014, 04:41:57 PM

As you learn to the play the game that happens less often as well.  The game teaches you to be cautious and alert to your surroundings.  Usually if you die, outside of a boss fight, it's because you've gotten careless.

No, I think that's wrong. Sorry, but Dark Souls is filled with absolutely terrible gameplay and level design that only gets a pass because the designers and community put up a facade of hardcoreness.

The reality of it is, you die plenty of times from crappy camera control, crappy player control, poor animations with little control over swings, poor physics, along with poor creature, level, and encounter design that just highlights it.

I think Dark Souls is a good game, that does a lot of interesting things, but it gets way too much credit for what is essentially sloppy work in basic combat and movement gameplay.

There's a real opportunity for someone to make a hardcore game without the level of sloppiness and jank that Dark Souls has. Dark Soul gets a free pass due to it helping to bring back difficulty in console games, but we can do better.

Wow you are so off base in a lot of ways.  DS gets combat right.  Knowing the animations of your weapons is important, knowing if you have a fast or slow weapon, its reach, and arc of attack.  This isn't DMC or God of War, it's not about combos, it's about looking for openings.  Even new games like Lords of the Fallen seem to be taking queues from Dark Souls combat.   Heck here's a combat assessment as compared to reality  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXGns-R8KkM
556  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/PS3] Dark Souls on: February 11, 2014, 04:41:57 PM
As you learn to the play the game that happens less often as well.  The game teaches you to be cautious and alert to your surroundings.  Usually if you die, outside of a boss fight, it's because you've gotten careless.
557  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, XB1, PC] Evolve (from Turtle Rock) on: February 11, 2014, 03:11:55 PM
Gameplay footage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNHw9VoXqsw

Same footage but with text overlays instead of an audio discussion, so you can better hear the game.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_wmklRY2JXI
558  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Here come the remakes of mediocre 80's movies on: February 11, 2014, 01:20:10 AM
Porky's came out in the 80s and was set in the 50s, so a modern Porky's reboot would be set in the 80s.
559  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [reboot theater] Escape from New York on: February 10, 2014, 09:19:11 PM
That guy seems to be confusing the plot of Escape from NY and LA. 
560  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: February 09, 2014, 03:49:24 PM

Quote from: Gratch on February 09, 2014, 06:30:23 AM

Just watched "John Dies at the End".  Not sure if it was utterly brilliant or the stupidest thing I've ever seen.   saywhat

Probably about as a good a job that could be done with the book, though amongst the changes it lost one really big plot line.
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