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1  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: October 19, 2014, 12:49:05 AM

Quote from: Glycerine on October 18, 2014, 08:45:50 AM

Congrats!  I would like to do that eventually.  Did you roll up a hardcore character?

Hardcore just doesn't appeal to me.  I rush in to fights with reckless abandon sometimes and try levels above where I should be.  I wouldn't get very far.
2  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 7 on: October 18, 2014, 01:46:58 AM
So.....the Seahawks traded Percy Harvin to the Jets for a conditional draft pick.  Yeah.....
3  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: October 18, 2014, 12:05:16 AM
I have a 70 of each class now.  There's no way I would have believed you if you told me that would happen before console version came out.  For it, it's the best possible experience playing this from the couch.  Adventure mode helps tremendously as well.  What a great game option and addition that was missing at launch.
4  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: September Sales Info - PS4 leads hardware, Destiny software on: October 18, 2014, 12:04:22 AM

Quote from: Caine on October 17, 2014, 11:28:51 PM

Curious what the breakdown of players on both systems is now 1 month+ after launch. 

Also, good to see Shadows of Mordor break into the top 5 behind some major titles.  I hope it pays off well for them and encourages a sequel or big expansion.

I was also glad to see Shadows up there.  Diablo 3 too, maybe we'll get more amazing console games from Blizz.
5  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alien: Isolation announced - kinda looks good? on: October 17, 2014, 05:59:37 PM
One thing that annoys me is the player does not cast shadows.  With such awesome lighting it takes away from the experience a bit.  Also that damn Alien sure does seem to linger.  I know why the game takes so long, you have to spend hours hiding in lockers and carts!
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alien: Isolation announced - kinda looks good? on: October 16, 2014, 11:58:25 PM
I just got through the first mission where the Alien takes a prominent role and I need to wring out my shirt and change my underoos.
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/360/Ps3/Ps4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on: October 16, 2014, 02:34:00 AM
Great shots!
8  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: October 16, 2014, 02:06:15 AM
Concept art leaked?  MAJOR SPOILER WARNING

http://www.nerdist.com/2014/10/star-wars-episode-vii-concept-art-leaks-onto-the-web/
9  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: HBO to start "no cable sub required" streaming service in 2015 on: October 15, 2014, 09:18:39 PM
Great news, but I expect it will cost more than we all care for and not be worth it.
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alien: Isolation announced - kinda looks good? on: October 15, 2014, 02:45:12 AM
There's a new DLC out today called "last survivor" which looks like Ellen Ripley's final escape from the Nostromo at the end of Alien
11  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: October 14, 2014, 05:57:07 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on October 14, 2014, 05:32:16 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 14, 2014, 11:27:02 AM


As for post credits, my DVR cut it off early (just as the person started turning around).  Did they reveal who that was?

The character's name was Morgan Jones. I didn't recognize him and had to have it explained. Pretty cool that they're going to tie up an old loose thread.

Hasn't he already appeared in the last season?
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/360/Ps3/Ps4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on: October 14, 2014, 12:28:25 AM

Quote from: Roguetad on October 13, 2014, 11:40:05 PM

I have an insane captain that keeps pursuing me all over the map named Ikesh the Mad.  I've killed him a few times but he keeps reappearing.  It wouldn't be that noteworthy except for how terrible he looks now, and what he yells enthusiastically every time he finds me, " 'ello Buttons!"  

I swear it seems to get angrier each time he yells it.  The last time I saw him I was in a big fight near a stronghold, feeling good about how I was doing, when out of my right headphone I hear," 'ello Buttons!!"  And there he was, grinning and looking a lot worse for wear.  "I've been lookin' for ya Buttons!"

      

I had a guy named Skun the Thunderer that killed me half a dozen times and just wouldn't go away.
13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/360/Ps3/Ps4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on: October 13, 2014, 08:18:31 PM

Quote from: Glycerine on October 13, 2014, 08:04:51 PM

Exactly the opposite for me, loved the nemesis system.  Every single captain I ran into was unique and memorable in some way, never saw any that were duplicates of or even close to any others.  Different experiences I guess.  Also played quite a bit of the first two batman games, so combat came pretty easy for me too.

Until I got to hour 27 or so, they were all pretty unique for me too.  After that I started to see some repeat names and voices, etc.
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/360/Ps3/Ps4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on: October 13, 2014, 06:39:33 PM
Weird I got that trophy randomly in a fight towards the end
Spoiler for Hiden:
the group of 5 elite named bad guys before you climb up the black gate and fight the creepy guy who you have to stealth drain.  One of the 5 named dudes dropped a rune that gave me the trophy
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alien: Isolation announced - kinda looks good? on: October 13, 2014, 03:06:08 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 13, 2014, 02:00:02 PM

Quote from: Clanwolfer on October 13, 2014, 03:14:30 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on October 13, 2014, 12:48:15 AM

This damn game scares me too much to play for more than like 10 mins.

Yeah, I just decided to get in one last session before bed... figured I'd play 15-20 minutes, and managed about that. The thing that really gets me (since I'm playing first-time on the Rift) is just how present they try to make you in the world - little touches like your head bumping those lights hanging in vents. Apparently if you're in a locker hiding, and you move your head into it while peeking, you can bump it and attract unwelcome attention, which is an almost unwelcome attention to detail.

Spoiler for Hiden:
I started just a few minutes shy of meeting Axel for the first time, and played until the sequence when he departed. I don't honestly know if the Alien was around while I was waiting for the transit tram, but as soon as I hit the button and the music changed, I picked about the worst hiding spot (crouching at the crate right by the tram), and only realized how awful it was when I was seeing how much light there was in that one spot. I don't honestly know if the Alien is actually hunting you during that scene, or if it's just dramatic scene-setting... but my heart rate was up higher than it's been in a long time. I was just crouching there, watching the flickering lights and moving smoke/fog, peeking and peeking as much as I dared (and the Rift setting doesn't seem to let you do that with the controller - if you want to peek around the corner, you're doing it by moving your head. I honestly cannot remember a more legitimately fearful moment I've had in gaming. Frankly, the farther I get, the more terrified I get of my first inevitable death - I honestly don't know if I'll be able to keep playing in VR if it's going to stay like that. I'm sort of hoping that dying a few times gets me somewhat used to it, instead of making me 'nope' out so hard I go back to the monitor.

Weirdly, during that segment I just kept wondering if I was supposed to be scared.  I don't mean in the puff-up-my-chest manly way, but honestly, I wasn't sure.  I didn't see anything that indicated something scary was supposed to be happening.

Of course, one of my constant problems in gaming is that I'm forever looking for collectibles, and so I'm frequently looking the wrong way when something I'm supposed to notice happens.  I'll hear a music sting while I'm looking at some boxes and whip the right stick around saying, "What did I miss??"

I thought that moment was specifically designed to scare the crap out of you and keep you peeking over cover to see if anything was coming.

I've noticed that if you pull of the tracker the music seems to go crazy too?  Or maybe just when a blip appears?  My nerves can't hang with it.
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alien: Isolation announced - kinda looks good? on: October 13, 2014, 04:04:58 AM

Quote from: Teggy on October 13, 2014, 04:03:26 AM

All I know is whenever I am on PS4 it shows Leo playing Battlefield.

Or Diablo. Too scared to play this.
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alien: Isolation announced - kinda looks good? on: October 13, 2014, 12:48:15 AM
This damn game scares me too much to play for more than like 10 mins.
18  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 5 on: October 13, 2014, 12:45:21 AM

Quote from: Teggy on October 12, 2014, 11:34:42 PM

The Cowboys are for real, people.

For a bit there I thought Romo had money on Seattle! (and special teams too)
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: October 11, 2014, 02:58:50 PM

Quote from: TiLT on October 11, 2014, 07:15:31 AM

Uh, it's 11/10 now. Someone messed up their dates, it sounds like.

It's ok you can still get double treasure goblins
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: October 11, 2014, 02:43:59 AM
@PlayStation: Diablo III Ultimate Evil Edition event is live: Double treasure goblins on PS4, double XP on PS3 until 10/7
21  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Money pit so it seems. on: October 09, 2014, 05:36:20 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 09, 2014, 04:55:06 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on October 09, 2014, 03:47:47 PM

Just think of how much value it is adding to the house!
Now that is just MEAN!  icon_lol

It's the truth though, all that new stuff will make the home more valuable and make it a better investment.
22  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Money pit so it seems. on: October 09, 2014, 03:47:47 PM
Just think of how much value it is adding to the house!
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: October 08, 2014, 05:44:54 AM

Quote from: TiLT on October 08, 2014, 05:05:18 AM

I did one quick Rift on Torment 3 yesterday, and got a Greater Rift key. It had been a few weeks since I last played, so I also found 3 set items and 1 legendary item (the Puzzle Ring!) in my mail. All of them were awesome.

I got the puzzle ring too, but I didn't think it looked very good.  Is it supposed to be special?
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: October 08, 2014, 04:43:29 AM
I got the new vault portal in patch 2.1.0 and made 24 million gold there on torment 2. Wow!
25  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alien: Isolation announced - kinda looks good? on: October 08, 2014, 03:56:21 AM
Anyone notice the FPS during cutscenes is really bad?  Like 10 FPS bad.
26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alien: Isolation announced - kinda looks good? on: October 07, 2014, 06:19:15 PM
Some images of the vibe:





27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: October 07, 2014, 04:56:01 PM
PS4 version updated today to 2.1.0

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2014/10/07/diablo-iii-reaper-of-souls-ps4-updated-today/#sf5091478
28  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alien: Isolation announced - kinda looks good? on: October 07, 2014, 02:21:46 PM

Quote from: Turtle on October 07, 2014, 07:59:42 AM

You can get a gun, but they did a good job of making ammo realistically scarce. As in you find maybe 1 extra bullet over hours of play. You can use the gun to bypass lesser enemies, yes sometimes they shoot back, but it's refreshing to see it's not rapid fire guns everywhere, and you always have less bullets that needed to clear an area.

Yes, I read as much in the previews.  The idea is to bide your time and head for an opening.  I played the beginning hour with headphones on and at night and they did a great job of creating a very freaky atmosphere.  I'm both looking forward to/dreading getting back to the ship to search around.  It sounds like the game is very long and I hope I don't burn out from stress before too long since I'm already creeped and it's just getting started.
29  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alien: Isolation announced - kinda looks good? on: October 07, 2014, 05:36:38 AM
Giant Bomb 4/5

http://www.giantbomb.com/reviews/alien-isolation-review/1900-676/
30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alien: Isolation announced - kinda looks good? on: October 07, 2014, 04:59:15 AM

Quote from: Teggy on October 07, 2014, 04:22:08 AM

Leo, you'll have to let us know if this is Dead Space/Resident Evil scary or more like Outlast/Amnesia pee your pants scary.

After about an hour I think it's more like Outlast, I didn't play Amnesia.  Particularly since you have no weapons in the time I've played.  The ship feels like the sprawl (DS2) and the pervasive sense of dread is pretty damn creepy.  Plus I know the movie and the setup for the game, so I'm quaking in my boots.  It definitely feels like a game you play only in spurts before it gets too be too much.
31  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alien: Isolation announced - kinda looks good? on: October 07, 2014, 04:02:16 AM
PS4 digital just went live even in PST
32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/06) on: October 06, 2014, 05:50:16 PM

Quote from: Teggy on October 06, 2014, 05:38:10 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on October 06, 2014, 04:24:01 PM

Even though I should wait for sale, I'm sure I will get Alien (PS4) tomorrow.

Cheating on Isaac Clarke!

 crybaby crybaby crybaby crybaby

ima turn out the lights and crank up the sound like it's dead space 1 time
33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/06) on: October 06, 2014, 04:24:01 PM
Even though I should wait for sale, I'm sure I will get Alien (PS4) tomorrow.
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/360/Ps3/Ps4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on: October 05, 2014, 03:33:42 PM
Finished the main story last night and rather enjoyed it, although I felt it ended pretty quickly as things got going.  This game is firing on all cylinders for me and is easily my GOTY.  Note that when you start the final mission, they tell you the story is ending, but you can come back to the world after.  Once you are done you spawn at a tower just like when you start the game and can free roam all you want.
35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/360/Ps3/Ps4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on: October 05, 2014, 12:49:20 AM

Quote from: Teggy on October 05, 2014, 12:39:08 AM

Had a fun thing happen - while doing a dagger mission I triggered a huge ghul spawn. Turned out one of the guys in the area was a captain and they killed him while I just watched and took credit.

I had a warchief spawn with 2 captains and I shot a fire arrow at the 3 of them and it killed both captains.  Weird odds that they would both be vulnerable to fire arrows.
36  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is your primary gaming device? on: October 05, 2014, 12:48:11 AM
PS4 for me.  I play some games on my iOS devices and barely touch my PC for gaming at all anymore.
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alien: Isolation announced - kinda looks good? on: October 04, 2014, 03:11:13 PM
Metacritic score for this is a lot better than I expected.  Coupled with the ease of digital impulse purchases, I think it might be game over for me.
38  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/360/Ps3/Ps4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on: October 04, 2014, 02:27:07 AM
I'm not seeing much of a difference in PC Ultra and PS4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yu3wtz1oVSM
39  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alien: Isolation announced - kinda looks good? on: October 03, 2014, 09:10:16 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on October 03, 2014, 07:51:59 PM

One of the most frequent complaints Iíve seen is that the save points are really spread out.  Iím waiting to see if PC patches/moders can add in the option to save anywhere or at least put in some additional check points.  You can argue that checkpoints add to tense atmosphere of the game all you want but I donít have the time to deal with that silly nonsense.

I'm not too excited about this either, especially if you narrowly escape death and then have to do it all over again because you couldn't save.
40  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/360/Ps3/Ps4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on: October 03, 2014, 09:08:55 PM

Quote from: Crawley on October 03, 2014, 08:52:42 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on October 03, 2014, 07:55:26 PM

I don't think the non-combat controls are horrible, but I do agree they could use some tweaking. Climbing up on something is particularly frustrating, as you may make several attempts at it and it doesn't take, then finally it says "Oh yeah, you can climb here" and lets you climb up. I think AC was better at climbing, Mordor is better at dropping. Both are annoying in terms of sticking to terrain.

The climbing was my biggest control issue initially. I didn't know what I could or couldn't climb/scale or how best to do it. I had the exact same problem in the AC games. But like those after an hour and change I got it down. I have almost no problems now with using structures to climb or maneuver on.

Only thing I do wish is you could move faster on it. Going up/down is not so bad but trying to shimmy left/right can be painfully slow.

Agreed, I think they nailed the non combat controls.  Being able to sneak and sprint is awesome, they made it easy to drop down to hang and run along tops of walls when sneaking around.  Some areas do seem like you can climb but then you can't, but I haven't seen too much of this.  The little boost from running over rocks or jumping down is also great.
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