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81  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ubisoft - A sinking ship? on: December 12, 2014, 08:13:54 PM
And also, writing off Ubi is like writing off Naughty Dog for the total abomination that Uncharted 3 was, yes it was a terrible game.  U4 does look to be getting back on track though for that series, and we saw how ND bounced back with Last of Us.
82  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ubisoft - A sinking ship? on: December 12, 2014, 08:09:19 PM
This has been a bad year for Ubi but comparing them to Naughty Dog is misguided, the two make very different games.  Naughty Dog games generally have been rather linear in the recent past as opposed to Ubi which has been producing mostly open world games.   This is also part of their problem though as they have been applying the same formula to multiple games, AC, Watchdogs, Far Cry, The Crew.   

Also part of the problem Ubi faced this year with AC, aside from the bugs, is that they got one upped by Shadow of Mordor, which while refining a lot of other games concepts did bring something new to the table with the Nemesis system, which I will wager you are going to see other companies start to clone.  Also, it's not clear from your post but Ubisoft did not publish Mordor, that was a WB game.
83  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The end of a gaming era on: December 12, 2014, 05:21:35 PM

Quote from: TiLT on December 12, 2014, 05:01:32 PM

They do this with every new Windows release though, and occasionally in between too. "We just wanted to let you know we're really committed to gaming on Windows this time, honest!" and then nothing comes of it. At most, you get one or two throwaway Xbox ports that are far beyond their shelf date.

If it sounds like I'm exaggerating, think again. This is what actually happens, and they've done this numerous times in the past. Hoping for something good to come for PC gaming from one of these events went past the "fool me twice" level many years ago.

While I essentially agree, what makes me think this time could be different is they did just buy Minecraft for 2+ billion.
84  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: December 12, 2014, 04:18:37 PM

Quote from: Gratch on December 12, 2014, 04:00:48 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on December 12, 2014, 01:59:42 PM

Quote from: Asharak on December 12, 2014, 12:57:29 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on December 12, 2014, 12:41:06 AM

Now I just stopped because the stupid inventory system led me into a trap.  I've been good about clearing out my common items I'm not using and equipping everybody when I come back to Haven (and heading to Haven when I discover it's getting full), but I've been warned not to get rid of "valuables" because a lot of them get used for side quests.

If it helps, the only "valuables" that have actual value, that I'm aware of, are the ones with a black-and-gold icon that are marked as "Creature Research Items". Those ones you can turn in to one the NPCs in town for extra info on / damage against particular enemy types. So as long as you do that before going to a vendor, you can auto-sell the remainder of your valuables each time you're at home.

- Ash

I hit the research station first, every time, but from what I've read, there are a few valuables that are needed for quests later in the game, with no real indicator that they might be useful.

I have occasionally seen items needed for completing requisition requests get lumped in with the "valuables" category.  Items like Spider Ichor, for example.

Yeah it's annoying, but I think those things only give you power and you should probably have plenty anyways.   
85  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The end of a gaming era on: December 12, 2014, 04:17:34 PM
The January Windows 10 event will prove interesting as Phil Spencer will be there apparently to talk a bit about Games for Windows.   Curious to see if XB1 MS produced exclusives will start to show up on Windows, are we going to see a PC Forza for instance?
86  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Re: Re: Obama on the Colbert Report on: December 11, 2014, 03:52:55 AM

Quote from: Lee on December 11, 2014, 03:28:04 AM

Quote from: Canuck on December 11, 2014, 02:10:33 AM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on December 09, 2014, 03:47:46 PM

Quote from: Rip on December 09, 2014, 03:34:45 PM

Cute, but it wasn't that funny. Certainly some truth in it. I am pretty sure Comedy Central is about as close as many liberals get to news.

Sadly it's as close as news as most TV stations get to news.

Very good point. It's sad that the only place where you're likely to hear the honest truth is the daily show. It's also telling that RIP doesn't consider it real news.

I love the Daily Show and watch it every night, but I don't call it real news. It's basically the same as Fox but from a comedic point of view. They are bringing up stuff you don't see elsewhere, buts it's just as horribly biased as Fox.

It's a comedy show that uses news and current events as the basis of its humor.  I would argue that it is far more honest about what it is than Fox news.  I would also argue you're going to get better and more even handed coverage out of that 30 minute comedy show than you do out of Fox news as well.

All three news networks have issues.  Fox is essentially a straight up propaganda network, though inexplicably they do have Shepard Smith who strikes me as decent newsman.   CNN is a disaster of a different kind, often misreporting in a rush to be first, and frequently going down a misguided path of trying to be fair and to air all sides to a story but never questioning any of it.  Some would argue that MSNBC are the liberal version of Fox, but they aren't quite that far gone yet IMO, though they are certainly on path that could take them there, that's not to say that they aren't biased, it's just they don't come close to balancing that scale with Fox on the other side.
87  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama on the Colbert Report on: December 10, 2014, 12:19:54 AM

Quote from: Rip on December 09, 2014, 11:44:01 PM

Sadly, RCAP finds this rickety ol place lacking.


I have already prepared numerous responses to the inevitable attacks on enhanced interrogation, but it appears that I will have to wait until Comedy Central writes some new jokes about it before anyone here will become aware of the Senate report.

 ninja2

Oh we're aware of the report, not sure what it has to do with this thread though.
88  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama on the Colbert Report on: December 09, 2014, 03:47:46 PM

Quote from: Rip on December 09, 2014, 03:34:45 PM

Cute, but it wasn't that funny. Certainly some truth in it. I am pretty sure Comedy Central is about as close as many liberals get to news.

Sadly it's as close as news as most TV stations get to news.
89  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help/Advice for amateur fighting on: December 09, 2014, 12:10:51 AM
His handle is Kato for a reason.
90  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The end of a gaming era on: December 08, 2014, 07:57:32 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on December 08, 2014, 07:22:55 PM

Microsoft has Halo, Forza, and Gears of War. Fable has lost most of its luster. Sunset Overdrive turned out well, and hopefully Quantum Break follows that path. Other than that.....

It's a shame they gutted Rare and made them a Kinect studio.  A new Banjo or Conker would be a decent add.
91  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Street Fighter V on: December 07, 2014, 03:11:10 PM

Quote from: Teggy on December 07, 2014, 12:44:13 PM

The strange bit about this is that besides RE, isn't Street Fighter the one property that Capcom owns that is a guaranteed seller? Maybe even more so than RE. They keep pumping out RE games, seems it would be a no-brainer to our SFV on as many platforms as possible. They have enough money to put out RE Revelations 2 (on Vita as well), but not a fighter, which must cost a lot less to make than a story-based game?

I know right?  But this is an article from last year  http://www.gamespot.com/articles/ono-says-no-budget-for-street-fighter-v/1100-6411507/
92  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Street Fighter V on: December 06, 2014, 09:52:19 PM

Quote from: TiLT on December 06, 2014, 09:32:32 PM

I briefly mentioned this earlier in the thread, but remember that Microsoft outright refuses to allow any games on the Xbox platform to have cross-platform multiplayer with other platforms. Street Fighter V will be cross-platform in that way, so this could have been an important factor for the exclusivity.

That's weird because they did the Shadowrun FPS which had it.
93  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Street Fighter V on: December 06, 2014, 09:04:44 PM
Also gameplay trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A79_DszqteU
94  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Street Fighter V on: December 06, 2014, 08:58:37 PM

Quote from: Destructor on December 06, 2014, 08:41:02 PM

Like I said about Tomb Raider, this is absolutely terrible for the gaming industry.

On the flip side...this also shows that Capcom is absolutely fucking broke. ALL THREE companies have bought exclusives now - Nintendo with Bayonetta 2, Microsoft with Dead Rising 3, and now Capcom with Street Fighter V.

AAAA gaming is fucking bankrupting the console industry as we know it. I'm saying it now - I think this is the last generation of consoles.

TR is a bit different from what we know about Bayonetta, DR3 and SFV.   Also Bayonetta is a Platinum/Sega game, not Capcom.  That's also one where we have some of the most insight as they've been very forthright in saying that had Nintendo not put up the money, they would not have made the game at all.  DR3 appears to be the same deal with MS.  It's hard to imagine that SFV falls into that territory though, but some rumblings support it.   Tomb Raider though was a game that was already in production and announced before the exclusivity deal happened.   Funding 3rd party games so they get made is good, paying to cancel versions on other consoles is bad.   There's so much grey around SFV I'll withhold judgement on where it falls until maybe someday we get some more insight.
95  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Street Fighter V on: December 06, 2014, 07:23:55 PM

Quote from: TiLT on December 06, 2014, 07:18:52 PM

"Playstation 4 will be the only console this game will ever appear on." - From the Playstation Experience show.

Guess that settles that. Co-development then, I suppose?
They actually said it was co-development on stage.
96  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Street Fighter V on: December 06, 2014, 07:18:27 PM
PC and PS4 will support crossplay.
97  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Xbox One] Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare on: December 06, 2014, 07:06:18 PM
Free download on PS4 this weekend only, get it while you can.
98  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Bloodborne (previously known as Project Beast) on: December 06, 2014, 06:41:13 PM
Holy shit, game is going to have a procedurally generated co-op dungeon.
99  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Uncharted 4 on: December 06, 2014, 06:39:08 PM
Looked a bit more open in regards to combat environments and approaches too.
100  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Uncharted 4 on: December 06, 2014, 06:34:19 PM
Video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow2cL-pp6p8
101  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Uncharted 4 on: December 06, 2014, 06:28:21 PM
It's gameplay and it looks pretty great.  Guy even glitch died while playing it so it seems legit footage too, not pulling an Ubi here.
102  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Street Fighter V on: December 05, 2014, 06:45:52 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on December 05, 2014, 06:19:21 PM

Are there good fighting sticks available for the PS4 yet?

Not reasonably priced.  Hori has one that might be import only, and runs for over $200 right now.

Some games support the older PS3 sticks, but it's sort of game by game.  I think Skull Girls might be the only one so far, but the driver was released as open source and free for all to use.
103  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Street Fighter V on: December 05, 2014, 06:06:02 PM
There's enough weirdness around the game it's hard to know where it falls in the types of exclusives.  Making it harder to discern it looks like this is getting revealed as exclusive as well where with TR they revealed at E3 and dropped the exclusive news later at Gamescom.
104  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Street Fighter V on: December 05, 2014, 01:38:08 PM
Looks like it's getting announced either at Game Awards or PSX this weekend.   Seems to be PS4 and PC only.  A Video leaked early.

The Sony Hadouken cabs stuff finally will make sense.
105  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dear Gamespot, Stop Trying to Make Me Care about Your Host Personalities on: December 04, 2014, 02:49:38 PM
The reality is that the market for enthusiast gaming sites is now personality driven.  They are directly competing with the big youtube channels.  Gamespot needs to establish their internet personalities.
106  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: December 02, 2014, 01:59:04 PM

Quote from: Ridah on December 02, 2014, 05:12:56 AM

Microsoft was really smart about decoupling the Kinect from the Xbox One and pricing aggressively over the Holidays.

I'd say it was more not stupid instead of smart, people had been clamoring for them to do that for months.
107  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 30, 2014, 06:08:00 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on November 30, 2014, 06:04:59 PM

Has anyone figured out how to get into Redcliffe Castle?   I remember from the first look it was supposed to be accessible

Isn't it tied to the Mage quest?  So if you went Templars I don't think you go there.
108  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3/PS4] Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- on: November 26, 2014, 05:58:39 PM
Demo is up on PS4, might be just for PS+ members.

The game is gorgeous, and looks to have very robust online support.
I'll definitely be picking the full version up in December.
I recorded two bouts, still learning the moves and getting used to playing with a PS4 controller instead of arcade fight stick, so excuse the mediocre play. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejijYbvAt6k&feature=youtu.be
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHTaCc3IuYg&feature=youtu.be
109  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 26, 2014, 04:37:49 PM

Quote from: Roguetad on November 26, 2014, 04:21:52 PM

What about knight enchanter is broken?  I haven't unlocked the advanced specializations yet so I haven't tried it.

Fade Shield mostly, passive that generates barrier whenever you do damage, and it's scaled off the damage you do too.  Fade Cloak doesn't hurt either.

Then you combine that with something like Mana Surge, and you never lose barrier.
110  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: [PS4, Xbox 1] Dark Souls 2 coming in 2015 on: November 26, 2014, 04:10:58 PM

Quote from: Canuck on November 26, 2014, 10:54:16 AM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on November 25, 2014, 02:36:05 PM

They should have done like Metro and included DS as well, which is IMO still the better game of the two.
We'll Sony still owns the rights to DS so that wouldn't work for MS. Unless of course you mean DS1 rather than Demon's Souls
Demon's Souls usually ends up abbreviated as DeS for these type of conversations  Tongue
111  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 26, 2014, 04:07:43 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on November 25, 2014, 01:50:56 PM

Quote from: rittchard on November 25, 2014, 12:29:49 AM



Spoiler for Hiden:
The Redcliffe time travel plotline with the Tevinter mages was simply fantastic, so epic it felt like it should be the finale and not just a bump in the beginning of the game!

There are minor nits I have with the interface, and minor things such as not being able to romance Cullen (boooooo), plus I'm getting some stuttering hiccups now and my fans are going wild trying to run the gorgeous graphics, but all in all its worth it.  

You get some justice when you make it to Skyhold

Spoiler for Hiden:
I made him Tranquil which pissed Dorian off

Thanks, Turtle.  I figured as much..   I'll just reboot the game more often


Btw, having to quest for the advanced classes suck and I suggest as soon as the opportunity opens up do the War Table quest to open it up.  Sadly, the advance class I chose appears to be over-powered with people posting vids of soloing dragaon as an Knight Enchanter

KE is totally broken.  Vivian becomes KE, and I switched to playing as her to kill the Dragon in the Hinterlands as I needed the onyx (or was it obsidian) that is around there.
112  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, Xbox 1] Dark Souls 2 coming in 2015 on: November 25, 2014, 02:36:05 PM
They should have done like Metro and included DS as well, which is IMO still the better game of the two.
113  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What's your biggest gaming disappointment/sleeper hit of 2014? on: November 22, 2014, 02:15:07 PM
The funniest part about the loot in Destiny is when you look back at that early video where they talk about showing off your new gun and your friends will want to know how you got it and every player will have a story.   And then in the end every players story is "I grinded a lot and purchased it."
114  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3,360,PS4,XB1,PC] Grand Theft Auto V on: November 21, 2014, 01:59:40 PM
Hah I did the boat mission on the first try entirely in first person,  that was nuts with Franklin blocking the windshield.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cB7ZVl2f-dE&feature=youtu.be
115  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What's your biggest gaming disappointment/sleeper hit of 2014? on: November 19, 2014, 08:03:47 PM
Mordor and Wolfenstein are the biggest surprises so far.

Watchdogs easily the biggest disappointment.
116  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 19, 2014, 03:47:16 PM

Quote from: Caine on November 19, 2014, 03:16:40 PM

I loaded up Far Cry yesterday instead, but when I start, it's going to be hard to choose how to start.  Thinking of going Elf ranger, as trite as that sounds. 

I went Archer, and regret it a little, think I may enjoy dual wield more, fortunately you can swap to different characters in your party and just play them when the mood strikes you.  Part of the regret comes from the games starting party has an archer in it, and one of the very first recruitable characters you can stumble across seems meant to be an archer as well (but even though she's a bow master in her cut scenes I'm skilling her dual wield)
117  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3,360,PS4,XB1,PC] Grand Theft Auto V on: November 19, 2014, 03:18:47 PM
It's like the only view option not on the same settings tab as the rest oddly.  I forget which tab it's under, but look for independent vehicle camera or something like that.  It's not under the controls tab.
118  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3,360,PS4,XB1,PC] Grand Theft Auto V on: November 18, 2014, 06:58:31 PM
I actually prefer the first person driving, though for some tasks you do need more situational awareness.  Fortunately you can switch between modes quite easily.
119  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 18, 2014, 01:31:49 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on November 18, 2014, 11:35:22 AM

Played a bit this morning and I think I should have went PC instead of XB1..  Noticeable stutters at times, but my main issue is controls.  I probably would have preferred PC instead, but I loathe to install Origin.  

Anyway, pretty good so far I missed a conversation with Solas as we were traveling he asked me about living as a Dalish and my conversation tree appeared and it was greyed out and I couldn't select an answer.  Eventually he remarked something like "Well, be silent then"  Has anyone run into this?
"
most people over at QT3 on PC are switching to using a controller because they all dislike the mouse/keyboard controls.
120  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/18) on: November 17, 2014, 02:22:20 PM
GTA V
and
Dragon Age: Inquisition

both on PS4.

I'll grab FC4 eventually too most likely, but between those two games I should be set for good long while.
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