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1361  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Black Ops [Impressions start @ page 12] on: November 10, 2010, 09:14:35 PM
I just had a great match. I was in TDM, only 3 vs 3 and my two team mates dropped out after a minute because no one was joining. Playing on Hanoi, I managed to beat the three guys on the other team 19-10, about seven of the kills being Claymores  icon_biggrin. They finally got so pissed off they left with about 30 seconds to go.
1362  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Black Ops [Impressions start @ page 12] on: November 10, 2010, 01:56:19 PM
Quote from: Teggy
Press start to see the full map.
Thanks. I thought I had done that, but I might have been hitting "back" instead.

Quote from: Teggy
Oh yeah, I love the SAM turrets. It's like having an extra Teggy on the battlefield slywink
Are SAM turrets limited by line of sight? I'm assuming they are.

Quote from: Jarrodhk
Having seen what a gunship can do, my firm belief in ghost pro and sam turrets is strengthened.
I'm assuming from your statement that Ghost Pro hides you from Gunships. I know Ghost doesn't. I was on freaking Nuketown yesterday and a gunship was chasing me all around. Man, what a great game, dogs and gunships.

I'm thinking that Nuketown must be the smallest TDM map. It's almost too small, but it's playable. I just wish I could get my team mates to not rush forward all the time, which allows the enemy to spawn behind us. It's like MW2's Salvage map. I got into the habit, if we spawned on the snowcat side, to stay in there.

1363  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Black Ops [Impressions start @ page 12] on: November 10, 2010, 11:14:23 AM

Quote from: Teggy on November 10, 2010, 05:16:36 AM

Who knows if it will stay that way, but MP has seemed slower paced than MW2. There are a lot fewer snipers, and while we have seen a couple of knife builds, it doesn't compare to MW2.
I've also noticed that there seem to be fewer snipers. I think I can attribute at least part of that to fewer good locations for them. Also it seems, as I mentioned before, that kills seem easier to achieve, so if I see someone setting up as a sniper I can throw some rounds downrange at them and have a reasonable chance at a kill.

Regarding knifers, I think maybe people are still playing around with the guns. Give it a few days. I've already been cut down by a guy wielding dual pistols.

Quote
I have been using LMGs exclusively so far and like them well enough, although the smaller mag size make it a different experience than in the past. I purchased extended mags and that made it a lot better. I am considering sometimes playing with Warlord after I finish up hardened pro so I can use both the extended mags and a sight. If I like the M60, though, it won't be necessary.  I will say that the slow fire rate of the LMGs can cause you to lose in face to face situations a lot. I've been trying my best to catch people off guard.
Me too on the LMG. I've stuck with the HK21 with the extended mags and the dot sight. I agree with the losing in face to face encounters, the LMG isn't as good as a snapshot with the 3 round burst of the M-16. However my style of play, which is to move crouched, seems to help. Just like in MW2, most of my kills are guys running in open terrain. In MW2 Hardcore people move slower.

Has anyone tried Hardcore mode?

Quote
Contracts are a nice addition and add an element of fun if you are into the metagame. I'm also eager to level to the point where I can customize my guy a bit more.
Contracts are a bit of a letdown for me, unless I'm misunderstanding them. Once you get past the first one in each of the three groups, it requires a certain weapon be used or a certain game mode. At least I can replay the same contract over and over, although the monetary benefits aren't that great.

The money purchase routine is still driving me crazy in a good way. I'm reluctant to buy attachments unless I think I'm going to use that weapon a lot. Same way for perks. As Sid Meiers would say, give the player intelligent choices. It's a great design decision to add it.

The maps are nice, very well designed with all sorts of hideaways, place to climb, multiple paths, etc. I don't think I've come across a sniper map like "Railyard" in MW2, which for my play style is a good thing. I love the one with the rocket ("Launch"?). It's funny to listen to the folks on it for the first time asking "what's that noise?"  icon_biggrin.

Adding the grid to the maps is good, although on some maps it's not sized properly. On those maps my mini-map window will only show one map reference and it's difficult to identify the ID of an adjacent square in all the rushing around. Am I correct to assume that there is no way to display the full map? Or did I just not find the right button?

Kudos to XBL, all my matches yesterday were lag free. I was exclusively in Mercenary Team Deathmatch and my only complaint is that almost no one seems to have a headset except the little kids.
1364  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Black Ops ? on: November 10, 2010, 12:47:48 AM
My local Gamestop, a smaller store in a lesser market, had about 200 people at the midnight sale. When I came by at about 2pm this afternoon there were a half-dozen people in line. The clerk says they had the largest number of pre-orders ever.

I finally stopped after about four hours of playing. Very, very pleased. Great maps, no lagging, no apparent glitches, no problems moving from lobby to game. The purchase system for weapons, attachments, perks, etc works well. There are some items that can't be accessed until higher levels are achieved. It's cool to be able to get what you want early on.

And speaking as someone who preferred Hardcore in the two previous games because I couldn't get kills in Normal mode, I've had few problems in Black Ops, even with the M-16 and it's three shot bursts. I've even managed to attain a decent K/D ratio.
1365  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Black Ops ? on: November 09, 2010, 09:32:58 PM
No lag for me so far in a half dozen MP matches.
1366  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Black Ops ? on: November 09, 2010, 09:02:07 PM
Man, the buying of perks, attachments, etc is killing me. I'm a tightwad anyway, and I'm reluctant to spend money on anything I can't return... except Claymores  icon_wink
1367  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Black Ops ? on: November 09, 2010, 08:26:49 PM
Played TDM against bots and in straight MP. Enjoying non-hardcore for once.
1368  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Black Ops ? on: November 08, 2010, 06:39:00 PM
I'm getting my copy tomorrow afternoon, but it's likely the servers will be getting hammered so I'll do my usual try at the SP campaign, become disillusioned and spend the rest of my free time chasing bots around. Or vice versa.
1369  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/08) on: November 08, 2010, 06:35:18 PM
Black Ops tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing if I can kick the butts of the bots, as I am less than sanguine about my chances versus 7-year olds who's parents got them a pre-release copy off craigslist.
1370  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Black Ops ? on: November 07, 2010, 12:53:59 AM

Quote from: pingwrx on November 07, 2010, 12:18:03 AM

Broke down snagged a PS3 version 10 minutes from my house still getting the 360 version on tuesday.

Might they be banning people who play online before Tuesday?
1371  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What happens in New Vegas.... The FO:NV impressions thread on: November 06, 2010, 07:28:17 PM
Hmm, I wonder about what you mentioned, if Companion kills count on your tally. I know you get the XP. I'll have to experiment.

UPDATE: Yup, any kills your companion makes do not show up on your Pipboy tally. So having a good companion or two would make it easier to complete the game without killing anything. However, what fun would that be?  icon_biggrin
1372  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What happens in New Vegas.... The FO:NV impressions thread on: November 06, 2010, 03:48:30 PM
This Guy Beat Fallout: New Vegas With Zero Kills

Pretty impressive.
1373  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What happens in New Vegas.... The FO:NV impressions thread on: November 03, 2010, 04:24:23 PM
Now at about hour forty in the game, and just passed game save #1000 (although I overwrite old saves, keeping about twelve at any time). That's a save roughly every two and a half minutes. Am I being obsessive?  nod

Only two lockups so far, and once I purged the memory cache there's no lag to speak of, even in The Strip.

And speaking of major spoilers (whah?), I just have to tell the tale of "Poor Cass". Read only if know about Cass's eventual (but not necessarily only or mandatory) fate, or you don't mind reading spoilers. Seriously. Fair warning.

Spoiler for Hiden:
I've got Boone with me and we go visit the Silver Rush. After a bit of questing I'm told that the guy would really like me to bring Cass to him. Well, that's not easy since Cass turned me down before. But one quest leads to another and eventually I end up with Cass as my companion, along with ED-E.

So I go back to the Silver Rush, suspecting that things aren't going to go well for Cass, but whatever. We go in and I go talk to the brother and he wants Cass in an unpleasant way. I can chose to let him have her, fight him for her, or Cass and I can walk out. I think about it for a second, then mentally turn to Cass and say "remember how I told you we would travel together for a long while? BAZINGA!"

I told the brother she's all yours, and while I'm rooted to the spot where I'm standing, he goes over and turns her into glowing ash. Oh well, she drank too much anyway.
1374  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: new 360 dash preview program on: November 02, 2010, 02:52:26 AM
I just got the update. I agree, the text seems a little bit fuzzier. Not a bad amount, like maybe it's optimized for 720p and since my monitor is at 1080p and eighteen inches from my nose I see it a little fuzzy.

So far I don't see any advantage gained in changing the style of the dashboard. Doesn't really look as clean and sharp as below.
1375  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What happens in New Vegas.... The FO:NV impressions thread on: November 02, 2010, 02:42:43 AM
By the way, I think it's weird that for such a greatly anticipated game (midnight launch and everything), there's no FONV theme for the 360 nor no avatar items. I really want an ED-E to be floating around my avatar  nod
1376  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What happens in New Vegas.... The FO:NV impressions thread on: November 02, 2010, 01:20:56 AM
I've become a real "quest-whore", never turning down a mission request. I have seen some odd quest structures, where I've had a quest or two sort of hang in the air. Some have resolved themselves, others still await some strange or unlikely event that will resolve things. I'm not so bothered if the occasional quest fails to be resolved, as long as it doesn't break the main campaign structure. To me it's part of the mystery of New Vegas.

1377  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Black Ops ? on: November 02, 2010, 01:08:06 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 02, 2010, 12:55:39 AM

rocket launched dogs that shoot uzi's that fire cats wielding flamethrowers out of their mouths!

And they'll charge you 800 MSP for that on DLC.
1378  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What happens in New Vegas.... The FO:NV impressions thread on: November 01, 2010, 11:52:36 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on November 01, 2010, 11:12:36 PM

lets just say i am starting to get annoyed with this game...52 hrs in


You probably should have put the details in spoiler tags...
1379  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What happens in New Vegas.... The FO:NV impressions thread on: November 01, 2010, 10:05:53 PM
Now at thirty-eight hours forty minutes into the game. Running lots of courier missions (hey, I'm a courier, right?) and finding new places to see, explore and get killed in. Fun, fun fun!
1380  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: new 360 dash preview program on: November 01, 2010, 08:43:55 PM
Yeah, I've been unable to get through for a couple of hours.
1381  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What happens in New Vegas.... The FO:NV impressions thread on: October 31, 2010, 08:32:35 PM
Sweet, but won't you get blinded by the glare in direct sunlight?  nod
1382  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What happens in New Vegas.... The FO:NV impressions thread on: October 31, 2010, 02:29:35 AM
I just saw the Strip at night... wow.

Walking out of The Tops, after everything that went on in there, I turned and found Boone staring at me. I actually said out loud, "Don't look at me, I don't know what the hell is going on either"  icon_biggrin. This game is getting so good.
1383  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What happens in New Vegas.... The FO:NV impressions thread on: October 30, 2010, 01:30:35 AM

Quote from: Space Herpes on October 29, 2010, 10:51:26 PM

Setting and story, I'm finding this game to be so much better than FO3.  New Vegas feels like I'm playing something similar to Fallout 1 & 2.  Sometimes things are black and white.  Many stories are filled with shades of gray.  I'm still not entirely sure which major faction to support.  There are ups and downs to each one that I'm considering. 

+1 to that sentiment. By this time in FO3 I didn't really care about this faction or that, I was just trying to complete quests. Now I'm specifically not ripping off the odd ammo or scrap metal because I don't want to lessen my good relationship the owning faction. It's not because of what I know will happen, but instead it's because I worry about what I think might happen.
1384  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What happens in New Vegas.... The FO:NV impressions thread on: October 29, 2010, 08:52:30 PM
After 31.5 hours, I finally entered the Strip and got the immediate slowdown icon_frown. Then I cleared the memory cache and now everything seems to be fine icon_biggrin. Slowly, slowly catchee monkey, as they say.
1385  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Black Ops ? on: October 29, 2010, 10:21:29 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on October 29, 2010, 07:56:16 AM

ghost/hardened/ninja for me probably 99% of the time

Looks like the same for me. I'm assuming there won't be a heartbeat sensor in this version, which is a shame since I've grown accustomed to it in MW2. I especially like when people bitch about me using it. RPD+grip+heart beat sensor = old people's preferred load out. Now if I can just get Hardcore mode...
1386  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What happens in New Vegas.... The FO:NV impressions thread on: October 29, 2010, 01:09:16 AM
Turns out me and Ice-T have something in common.

Up to 29.5 hours today, still having fun. I did a couple of quests still in the south end of the map. Then I resolved to go to the Strip, finally. Started walking that way from my safe house, almost got about half way there, then got distracted again Roll Eyes. There are just so many cool things to do.
1387  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What happens in New Vegas.... The FO:NV impressions thread on: October 28, 2010, 02:04:08 PM
About 27 hours into the game, level 12. Still haven't gotten to the Strip, but I've been helping out the NCR by attacking one place and then going to an NCR camp
Spoiler for Hiden:
attacking Nelson and then going to Camp Forlorn Hope
At the NCR place I found several side quests that were pretty interesting, including one that was NOT a courier or assassination mission...
Spoiler for Hiden:
I got to operate on three wounded soldiers!
I also came across a mission that reminded me of the one of the first ones in Morrowind where you have no real objective location, you are told to just look around to figure out what to do. I finally had to peek into the guide since it was driving me nuts, but I think some of you clever types would have figured it out on your own.

After this many hours I think I can say that this is a better game than FO3, what with the additions of Factions, Hardcore mode, weapon damage ratings, plus a few other things. The faction gameplay really makes it worthwhile to think about how your current actions will affect your future relationships. Shame that they shipped it with bugs which hurt the review scores.

Speaking of factions, I think the Legion is running out of nasty things to say about me. I've been disliked, hated and now vilified. Really, you would think they'd be a bit more open minded  icon_biggrin. Has anyone approached the game with the intent of getting on the good side of the Legion? Is it even possible? I hadn't considered replaying FONV since I never did replay Oblivion or FO3, but perhaps in a couple of months I could see starting a new FONV game and trying to flip-flop all my relationships from the first playthrough. I'm sure there are a bunch of quests I can't access this time since, well, the Legion tries to kill me on sight.
1388  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Black Ops ? on: October 28, 2010, 12:35:18 AM
Kotaku article with screenshots showing the list of multiplayer maps and killstreaks. If this is old news please ignore.
1389  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What happens in New Vegas.... The FO:NV impressions thread on: October 27, 2010, 04:10:55 PM

Quote from: msteelers on October 27, 2010, 02:25:31 PM

I finally made it to the strip last night, and magically my load times increased to the point where I had to turn the game off...

Well, that's not encouraging. In twenty-five hours of play I've managed to stay off the strip. I guess I can continue on my self-imposed quest of filling in every empty triangle on my compass and continue to do so on the southern end of the map. Having two companions certainly helps, as does Mojave Express (When it positively, absolutely has to get to some rusty mailbox in an abandoned building in the middle of nowhere).

I also picked up Fable III but don't want to start it and get drawn away from FONV. I hoping a damn patch comes out quickly to fix the load time problems on the 360 at the Strip.
1390  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fable 3 on: October 27, 2010, 12:36:24 AM
Well, I'd start a new Fable III impressions thread but although I picked up the vanilla game and the collector's edition guide (go figure) and installed it, I never did get around to playing since I am still deep in FONV. Man, you gotta love those weeks from the start of fall till Thanksgiving!

1391  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What happens in New Vegas.... The FO:NV impressions thread on: October 27, 2010, 12:24:47 AM

Quote from: The Grue on October 27, 2010, 12:12:27 AM

How do you get the second companion?  Is it a perk or something?  I keep being told I can only have one.

One human and one non-human I believe.



1392  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What happens in New Vegas.... The FO:NV impressions thread on: October 26, 2010, 03:58:24 PM
I'm up to 22 hours in and haven't gotten to The Strip yet. I'm having a good time not just with the main quests, side quests and free Quests but I'm also doing a lot of exploring on the southern end of the map. I have two Companions
Spoiler for Hiden:
Boone and Ed-E
which makes me pretty bad-ass.

I figure I'm not going to replay FONV, I tried to do so with FO3 but never got into it and gave up after a while. So I'm trying to find all the locations in FONV as I go along. In a pinch I'm using the map that came with strategy guide. The main map shows locations but they are coded to be looked up in the book, so nothing is given away other than that there is something there. This gives me a reason to keep wandering in any specific direction.

The faction aspect of the game is a nice addition. I'm totally NCR and so the Legion hates me. This has affected how I approached several quests and I'm wondering that maybe this would be a good way to make a second playthrough of the game worthwhile, by trying to be as different as possible in how I relate to the various factions.
1393  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What happens in New Vegas.... The FO:NV impressions thread on: October 24, 2010, 10:26:20 PM
Pretty much finished up in the Novac/REPCONN area (I think). So many cool things there. I still am enjoying the game a lot and it was really hard to tear myself away to watch the Korean GP on the DVR today. Nineteen and a half hours of gameplay, I'm at level 8, still only that one lockup at hour four so far.
1394  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What happens in New Vegas.... The FO:NV impressions thread on: October 24, 2010, 06:30:34 PM
Thanks!!
1395  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What happens in New Vegas.... The FO:NV impressions thread on: October 24, 2010, 03:29:44 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on October 24, 2010, 11:58:53 AM

i cleared my Cache on my HDD on the 360,loading times have improved massively thumbsup

How is this done? I've searched via Google but the results with a bunch of button pushes sounds wonky.
1396  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What happens in New Vegas.... The FO:NV impressions thread on: October 24, 2010, 01:03:48 AM
Looks like I'll have to stay off the strip for awhile. Not really a problem, I'm twelve hours in and just got to Novac.
1397  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What happens in New Vegas.... The FO:NV impressions thread on: October 22, 2010, 11:19:16 PM

Quote from: Louis Cypher on October 22, 2010, 11:16:11 PM

Deathclaws are almost impossible. I guess its because I'm only at level 12 frown

Good gosh, I'm still at seven!
1398  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What happens in New Vegas.... The FO:NV impressions thread on: October 22, 2010, 11:14:11 PM
Bethesda blog entry reports that the 360 update for FONV we saw this afternoon was indeed the one that is the follow up to the PC patch.
1399  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What happens in New Vegas.... The FO:NV impressions thread on: October 22, 2010, 09:59:25 PM
I'm getting my ass kicked by Cesar's Legion. I'm running into the situation where even when I am sneaking in the middle of nowhere a squad of them suddenly appear and they kick my ass. Any suggestions?
1400  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What happens in New Vegas.... The FO:NV impressions thread on: October 22, 2010, 08:05:11 PM
After the update my game still ran ok. I also found at least one thing fixed (really minor spoiler about location of gun mods)
Spoiler for Hiden:
The guide said there was supposed to be a gun mod at Chets. There wasn't before, but now there is!
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