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1401  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] XCOM: Enemy Unknown on: October 09, 2012, 08:08:54 PM
Sadly, Lt Joan "No Wire!" Crawford died on the last mission. My fault entirely, she was badly wounded and instead of pulling her back and letting her treat her own wounds, I left her forward on a 59% chance she'd kill the alien who was pinning her down. She will be missed crybaby

I'm seriously hurting for money. Any reason I can't sell some of my 31 Sectoid corpses?
1402  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] XCOM: Enemy Unknown on: October 09, 2012, 06:50:38 PM

Quote from: Turtle on October 09, 2012, 06:48:33 PM

Right now I'm at a point in the game where I just don't think I can win. Barely at month 3 and the AI is sending gigantic waves of enemies at that are all hyperaccurate. There is just no way for any of my troops, even the most experienced and best equipped troops to survive, even in they're in cover and at long range.

Did they mistakenly trip off some kind of passive aggressive copy protection that makes the game unreasonably difficult?

I mean, I'm making some of the most cautious moves I can, yet the enemy is hitting 80%+ of the time from long range and behind cover. I'm always out of resources, and I'm going through recruits like tissue paper.

What difficulty are you using? You can adjust it rather than giving up if you so wish.
1403  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] XCOM: Enemy Unknown on: October 09, 2012, 06:31:27 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on October 09, 2012, 06:22:38 PM

A guy at forums pointed out you can download the game manual in any language here (the Steam version doesn't come with a manual):

X-COM Enemy Unknown manuals
http://www.2kgames.com/manual/xcomeu/
*Although it's a 9-page PDF, basically only pages 3-5 have any useful info. Page 3 (keyboard shortcuts) might be something PC players want to print out for reference.

Thanks for the head's up. Annoyingly there's some problem with printing the tables in the PDF manual onto my B&W printer, I finally just used the Windows 7 Snip tool and grabbed a image and printed that.
1404  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] XCOM: Enemy Unknown on: October 09, 2012, 06:03:20 PM
I'm naming my troopers after film stars of the mid-Twentieth Century (my wife and I are big Turner Classic Movie fans). On my last mission I deployed Myna Lot, Clark "Rhett" Gable and Charles Laughton. Swinging the sniper rifle is Joan Crawford, who's nickname is "No Wire!" only because I couldn't fit "Hanger" in there icon_biggrin

UPDATE: I just noticed in the previous post someone else had the same idea, although more late 20th century. I do think Lt. Cruise's nickname might have been "Nutcase" but that's a personal opinion ninja

I'm playing on Easy but I'm going up to Normal since I haven't lost a trooper yet.
1405  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Borderlands 2 on: October 09, 2012, 05:51:13 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on October 09, 2012, 05:42:08 PM

I don't see Assassin as Sniper or Gunzerker as heavy weapons etc

This has been the way I've been playing it. I'm commando but I don't snipe that much. My "go to" weapon is my assault rifle, but I keep a shotgun, SMG and pistol in the other slots so I can quick swap (SWAPPIN' WEAPONS! icon_biggrin) between them to keep my ammo use even. I only switch to the sniper rifle when there's a nice long range target which doesn't seem to happen that often for me.
1406  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]Forza Horizon on: October 09, 2012, 05:08:58 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on October 09, 2012, 04:31:24 PM

Is there any dirt/gravel/off-road driving in the demo?  I was really looking forward to seeing what Forza could bring to a rally-type race.

Yes, the first race is off-road and it's what you would expect, sliding the corners and wobbling a bit when you lay down power. And there is another road which appears to be gravel rather than the dirt of the first road and maybe you slide on it a bit more.

It occurred to me that while Horizon had the same ABS, Traction Control and Steering assists that are in Forza 4, it's missing STM aka Stability Management. Maybe it's on all the time in Horizon, which would explain why the cars feel nurfed. I've tried the demo a second time, still not impressed.
1407  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]Forza Horizon on: October 09, 2012, 04:28:28 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 09, 2012, 02:07:51 PM

The "Mustang vs Mustang" got me me really excited, but it seemed very scripted when I was actually doing it.

Yup, you weren't racing the aircraft, it was just timed to cross the gates at certain intervals.

To elaborate on my physics comment... I had just driven the 2013 Viper in Forza 4 with the assists off. It's drivable, but you really feel like you are just on the edge of control. I drove it in Horizon with all assists off and it felt floaty but not at all challenging.

Still, I'll give the demo another try later and see if some of my judgement is just being cranky at something new. Not that that would happen... Roll Eyes
1408  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] XCOM: Enemy Unknown on: October 09, 2012, 03:02:38 PM
Oh, nice thing about using the X360 controller, vibration is used in the tactical map at times. Cool.
1409  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]Forza Horizon on: October 09, 2012, 02:58:34 PM
I just went through the events in the demo. Color me unimpressed. Worst of all, the physics feel off. Sheesh, this is Forza, if you louse up the physics, what's the point?
1410  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] XCOM: Enemy Unknown on: October 09, 2012, 01:27:51 PM

Quote from: Destructor on October 09, 2012, 06:40:56 AM

I've noticed some small issues with the PC version so far - like how I had to save and then reload just to get the Engineering console to display things to buy.

That's weird, I'm running PC on Steam and I've never had to do that. I'll keep my eye out for it however.

UPDATE: It seems that the X360 demo is now available as well.
1411  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] XCOM: Enemy Unknown on: October 09, 2012, 05:48:49 AM
Now that was fun....

Every ran fine for me. I skipped the tutorial and went right into the game. And yes, I did set the difficulty on Easy, us old folks do want to ease into the game. It appears that you can adjust the difficulty on the fly, which is interesting.

Went on three missions and did ok. This turn based combat is bread and butter to me. Still just feeling my way around the Base and how it operates.

I'm using the 360 controller on the PC and it seems to be ok, once I figured out which control was which.

I did see a lot of griping in the Steam XCOM:EU forum, apparently some folks had problems getting the last files or getting it to run or some other stuff. So far, so good for me.
1412  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] XCOM: Enemy Unknown on: October 09, 2012, 04:26:45 AM
Dumb question... where do I find the manual?
1413  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] XCOM: Enemy Unknown on: October 09, 2012, 04:04:27 AM

Quote from: Caine on October 09, 2012, 04:01:41 AM

Unlocking now. 

Mine still says 99%... 99%... 99%...
1414  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Borderlands 2 on: October 09, 2012, 02:01:37 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on October 09, 2012, 01:37:06 AM

Quote
Randy Pitchford ‏@DuvalMagic
There may be a big surprise from us within the next 24 hours or so. Stay tuned!

I am guessing its Borderlands 2 related,but may very well not be

Maybe XCOM: Enemy Unknown will include a Mechromancer skin!
1415  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox 360 Dashboard update- New Beta; MS Points going away with new update? on: October 09, 2012, 01:19:39 AM

Quote from: Kagath on October 08, 2012, 08:02:17 PM

I wonder what they plan on doing with the remaining MSP balances and the various 'reward' programs going on that use them. Time to stop using Bing if they drop that stuff. Guess I should turn in all the points I have saved until now for Amazon cards.

From the article it seems to me that the balances will just be converted from points to the equivalent in real money. I assume that you will still be able to buy XBL "money" at places like Gamestop, or maybe I'm just hoping that you will still be able to do this. I've never used a credit card on XBL and don't want to start now.
1416  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Borderlands 2 on: October 09, 2012, 12:11:03 AM
Mechromancer Skill Tree online tool is now available.
1417  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] XCOM: Enemy Unknown on: October 08, 2012, 08:17:45 PM

Quote from: farley2k on October 08, 2012, 08:08:32 PM

Well I have to say, after watching a Giant Bomb quick look

Quick look? It's 54 minutes icon_eek. Must like the game...
1418  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/08) on: October 08, 2012, 12:46:34 PM
XCOM: Enemy Unknown.
1419  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Race 07 - nice price for a racing game on: October 07, 2012, 03:11:31 PM

Quote from: Greggy_D on October 07, 2012, 01:37:47 PM

Are you using a wheel or 360 controller?

I'm using the 360 controller. It set up very easily in Race 07 and since I'm used to racing with it in Forza I'm happy with it in this game.

One of the nice touches of this game is that after a session it evaluates how well the game ran (frame rates) and suggests adjustments in the graphics settings. Cool.
1420  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PC] Race 07 - nice price for a racing game on: October 07, 2012, 05:39:51 AM
Having burned out on Borderlands 2 and awaiting XCOM Enemy Unknown, I was skimming through Steam when I saw Race 07. I vaguely remembered this when it came out but was busy with other things. I hadn't been investigating racing games for the PC because while I do have a nice processor (i7-2600S), my video card (Radeon HD6570) is pretty borderline for gaming anything new. However it's fine with five year old games which weren't really all that graphically cutting edge back then. And hey, it's only $2.99 USD icon_biggrin

And for three bucks, there's a lot to it. As a big Forza fan I will admit that the physics in Race 07 aren't going to set the world on fire, but it's a sim and not an arcade racer and with all assists off it does feel right, which is what's important to me. And there's a nice variety of tracks, including reverse Monza which is weird but fun. And a nice selection of cars from fun to throw around Minis to very fast and stuck to the ground F3000 machines. And the game doesn't make you grind through any kind of pyramid or campaign, everything is unlocked from the start. Cars are broken down into series like the WTCC, F3000, Radicals, etc and all cars can race on all tracks. And the icing on the cake is that you can create custom races and even series where you can not only select the tracks, but you can select which types of cars from which series can be raced by you and the AI. So you can go spec racing against up to 24 AI cars in just one car type, or mix in cars classes from all over the performance map. I made a race with all the different cars (I gave myself a fast F3000 slywink) and soon I was weaving through Minis and racing sedans while hunting down Radicals and insanely fast Caterhams.

And for three bucks, it's priced just right. Of course now I'm feeling myself drawn in to get the $52 worth of DLC too Roll Eyes
1421  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] XCOM: Enemy Unknown on: October 06, 2012, 04:34:09 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on October 06, 2012, 04:27:41 PM

Although for me, that probably just means I'll have time to play that same stupid tutorial again before I have to go to sleep.  *Fist Shaking*

I saw in an article a couple of weeks ago (sorry, can't find the link) that you can choose to skip the tutorial and jump right into the campaign.
1422  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] XCOM: Enemy Unknown on: October 06, 2012, 04:12:37 PM

Quote from: lex on October 06, 2012, 02:07:31 PM

Quote from: The Rocketman on October 06, 2012, 01:35:17 PM

Since I've read that the game I've been waiting for (for years... ) will not support Windows XP, I don't really know what the best course of action would be. Should I wait for Windows 8? I've read that you can cheaply upgrade XP to 8? But the general buzz isn't very good (don't know why), so maybe buy Windows 7? Is there a general consensus about this? I can't be the only person in this forum who's still (happily) using WinXP smile

There is a demo available on steam, so you can see if it'll run on your system or not. 

I would say upgrade to windows 7.  I was very hesitant to move from XP too, but once you go 7, you won't go back.... slywink

I was happy with XP,  but my old rig was on it's last legs so when I got a new one I went from XP to 7 and am just as happy. Even more importantly, my wife went from XP to 7 on her office computer and hasn't complained at all about the interface.
1423  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Borderlands 2 on: October 05, 2012, 11:24:43 PM

Quote from: Misguided on October 05, 2012, 10:36:33 PM

It ain't Pokemon, you don't gotta catch 'em all.

Not being familiar with Pokeman, I'll have to take your word for it icon_biggrin

Anyway, I need all the Golden Keys I can get, the game kicked my ass last night.
1424  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] XCOM: Enemy Unknown on: October 05, 2012, 10:03:02 PM

Quote from: TiLT on October 05, 2012, 10:00:10 PM

This is one of those many times I appreciate living in a country where no ISP has bandwidth limits at all, and the speeds are excellent. I'm almost done preloading XCOM now. It's been downloading at a steady 7+ MB/sec. smile

I'm at 1.4 MB/s, I'm too cheap (or my wife is slywink) to spring for one of those Lightning/Turbo upgrades.
1425  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Borderlands 2 on: October 05, 2012, 10:00:47 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on October 05, 2012, 06:18:43 PM

on Twitter from Gearbox official feed

Quote
Gearbox Software ‏@GearboxSoftware

Specifically, we'll be posting codes on 10/5 at 6PM and 11PM CT and on 10/6 at 5AM, 11AM and 3PM CT.



Quote
Each code will be able to be used once per account, and will be active for three hours apiece.

Crimminity, 5am? I'll have to get up a bit early for that one.
1426  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] XCOM: Enemy Unknown on: October 05, 2012, 09:58:38 PM

Quote from: lex on October 05, 2012, 07:49:01 PM

I know it says you need 20gb to play, but I'm hoping the download size is smaller than that.  20gb is 1/3 of my monthly bandwidth limit icon_cry

This is one of those times I appreciate being lucky enough to have an ISP that doesn't even mention bandwidth limits in their contract.
1427  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Borderlands 2 on: October 04, 2012, 11:18:02 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on October 04, 2012, 11:12:44 PM

LOL,i just saw my times for each character i have played

I must be suffering from something, but I have no idea where to find this info. Would you enlighten me? I'm still on my first playthrough on my first character, does that make a difference?
1428  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Borderlands 2 on: October 04, 2012, 03:31:57 AM

Quote from: Misguided on October 04, 2012, 03:13:16 AM

Quote from: jztemple2 on October 03, 2012, 10:19:19 PM

I'm a Twitter noob icon_neutral. Is there some way to forward Randy Pitchford's tweets as emails?

Not sure, but you can just use your web browser:
https://mobile.twitter.com/DuvalMagic/tweets

Thanks for the suggestion.

Well, now that I'm knee deep in Golden Keys (I picked up my third and fourth ones today) I decided to burn a second key at level 27, I had already used one at level 18. This time I got a rocket launcher which wouldn't be all that special, except it scores damage of 10,465, which is about ten times more than the one I previously had eek. So although I've been reluctant to use a space for a launcher, I guess I'll keep this one.
1429  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Borderlands 2 on: October 03, 2012, 11:09:49 PM
New codes, valid starting at 6pm CDT, active for two hours

WinPC: 5TW33-SRZFH-63J33-BJ3TJ-FXF9F
PS3: KJCBT-3WCZT-FH3CT-S3CBJ-W3FT6
X360: KTKJT-Z3K5F-BR63X-K63T3-BBK66
1430  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Borderlands 2 on: October 03, 2012, 10:19:19 PM
I'm a Twitter noob icon_neutral. Is there some way to forward Randy Pitchford's tweets as emails?
1431  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Borderlands 2 on: October 03, 2012, 09:41:22 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on October 03, 2012, 09:34:22 PM

Made lvl 50 today

Awesome High five!. I just reached level 27. I'm now carrying 12 grenades and with those and my turret I can pretty much hammer down anything.

Quote from: metallicorphan on October 03, 2012, 09:34:22 PM

Spoiler for Hiden:
FUN?...Lynchwood?....i hated that whole area,those riders on Skaggs are a nightmare

See above slywink
1432  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Borderlands 2 on: October 03, 2012, 08:48:59 PM
I screwed up a bit last night. It was late and I was trying to finish up a mission in...
Spoiler for Hiden:
Lynchwood
...and got the bright idea of switching back and forth between missions so I could accomplish everything in one trip to the area. I ended up getting so caught up on being "efficient" I missed out on the fun icon_frown. I won't do that again.
1433  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Borderlands 2 on: October 03, 2012, 08:04:52 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on October 03, 2012, 08:01:07 PM

Dangit, still haven't gotten one of those in time.

Randy says this was for European gamers in prime time, so I'm guessing that the North American codes should come later.
1434  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Borderlands 2 on: October 03, 2012, 07:31:42 PM
New Golden Key code from about an hour ago:

Randy Pitchford ‏@DuvalMagic

-WinPC: KJK33-XFZ6H-F3BBT-3BBJJ-WTXR6
-PS3: KTKJT-Z3K9B-FS35T-S35T3-BBKXC
-X360: CT5BT-6BCKX-B6F3X-KXTTB-WXHH5
1435  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Farming Simulator on: October 02, 2012, 09:30:40 PM

Quote from: Huw the Poo on September 22, 2009, 06:05:14 AM

Ha!  I won't be tempted again.

Probably...

Consider yourself tempted!  icon_biggrin
Farming Simulator 2013 is now available for pre-order on Steam. And it includes a Lamborghini!
1436  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Borderlands 2 on: October 02, 2012, 07:43:40 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on October 02, 2012, 06:04:07 PM

I'm trying to do all the available bonus missions before I progress in the story missions so I can get leveled up (and get more GUNS! eek). And, sadly, I have become very dependent on my Sabre Turret, so I'm keeping it as a last reserve instead of treating it like a red shirt, except my red shirt come back to life in 42 seconds, instead of the next episode.

Just completed this bonus mission (name in Spoiler tag, nothing else)...
Spoiler for Hiden:
Animal Rights
...where I was able to avoid using the turret and died only once. However, because I was carrying so much cash, I got charged two grand to revive! Head meets wall Oh well.

While I was typing this post I had left my commando standing in Sanctuary and after a minute I hear him say:

"I left the military because of the pointless waiting... and because of the dishonorable discharge, but mostly the first thing." Funny.
1437  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] XCOM: Enemy Unknown on: October 02, 2012, 06:05:46 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on October 02, 2012, 05:58:09 PM

I'm buying both the PC version and the 360 version.

Thank goodness there is someone else doing this High five!
1438  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Borderlands 2 on: October 02, 2012, 06:04:07 PM
I'm trying to do all the available bonus missions before I progress in the story missions so I can get leveled up (and get more GUNS! eek). And, sadly, I have become very dependent on my Sabre Turret, so I'm keeping it as a last reserve instead of treating it like a red shirt, except my red shirt come back to life in 42 seconds, instead of the next episode.
1439  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]Forza Horizon on: October 02, 2012, 12:58:24 AM
More info on the demo:

Quote
Microsoft has announced that a demo for the open world spinoff of Turn 10's premiere Xbox 360 racer, Forza Horizon, will be arriving on Xbox Live Marketplace on the 9th October.

The demo will allow players to experience the Colorado area of the game with a tidy selection of car models. They'll be able to experience various Festival events including a street race over the fictional Finley Dam. The demo will also allow players to enjoy the Rivals Mode after completing the events, where they try to outdo each other's time. Players will be allowed to explore the entire game map as well.

Finally, if gamers play the demo, they'll unlock a special custom 2013 SRT Viper GTS in the full game.

"Players will be allowed to explore the entire game map as well". Well, that's nice icon_biggrin.
1440  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]Forza Horizon on: October 01, 2012, 03:28:33 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on October 01, 2012, 03:11:23 PM

demo incoming October 9th

Bad timing, I'll be playing XCOM slywink. Still, I find myself looking forward to a different Forza experience.
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