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41  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 08, 2014, 07:33:46 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on September 08, 2014, 05:55:08 PM

for some stupid reason, both sony and microsoft just decide that all of the US has to wait until it's midnight pacific instead of just midnight wherever.  Honestly in the digital age of global everything, I don't understand why games don't just release at midnight New Zealand for every region to save everyone some hassle.  Instead we get to watch people stream the game for 24 hours before we can play slywink

iTunes store is updated at 9 PM PST
42  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 08, 2014, 05:06:51 PM
LE available at Amazon now!
43  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 08, 2014, 05:01:15 PM

Quote from: Harpua3 on September 08, 2014, 04:58:08 PM

Digital preorders on ps4 can't play til 3am est? Wtf?

West Coast or it doesn't matter*

*all major sporting league media bias excluded
44  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 08, 2014, 04:46:29 PM
iOS companion updated today
45  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Returns) on: September 08, 2014, 04:28:30 PM
June 2, 2015
46  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 08, 2014, 04:19:32 PM

Quote from: Teggy on September 08, 2014, 04:02:24 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 07, 2014, 02:39:28 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on September 06, 2014, 09:13:52 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 06, 2014, 08:38:48 PM

Cool, thanks naednek.  I had all the Grimoires but none of the other stuff. 

I don't even know wtf a Grimoire or Shader is in relation to Destiny, and I don't even know if I'll be buying the game, but I'll be damned if I won't enter any free code available!  smile

iirc Grimoire is like  an encyclopedia of all things Destiny universe.  You can read up on lore, backstory, etc.

Oh, well in that case it seems like a total waste.  First off I clearly don't care about Destiny enough to read about it, but even if I could I imagine anything you want is on the internet anyway so I'm not sure why you need an "in-game" code for it.

Keep in mind increasing your grimoire score will unlock "invaluable in-game benefits", whatever that is.

Valuable in game benefits includes time spent reading grimoire in game!
47  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you (AT)Buying this week? (09/08) on: September 08, 2014, 02:38:12 PM
Destiny PS4
48  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 08, 2014, 02:37:50 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on September 08, 2014, 02:22:12 PM

Quote from: The Grue on September 08, 2014, 02:13:55 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on September 08, 2014, 01:55:56 PM


This is pretty much a reskin of Titanfall, so as long as you bought and liked that then you should have a great time with this.

Um.....no?  This isn't anything like Titanfall other than it's an FPS.

I am teasing ATB about his round by round updates of his debate on whether or not to buy Titanfall, with an extra meta level of teasing about him saying he goes dark on games he's anticipating since he didn't do so with Titanfall.  I'm also making the claim that he's so in the dark about Destiny that he wouldn't know whether or not it was a giant robot shooty shooty game.

Well now you ruined it with a lengthy explanation.  I'd like my money back.
49  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 1 on: September 07, 2014, 09:06:01 PM

Quote from: Teggy on September 07, 2014, 09:04:01 PM

This is worse than I expected.

It's crazy already!
50  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My awesome/awful Friday on: September 07, 2014, 02:37:55 PM
Very sorry to hear about your dog.
51  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 07, 2014, 02:19:05 PM

Quote from: Razgon on September 07, 2014, 08:12:57 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on September 07, 2014, 06:33:12 AM

Quote from: Caine on September 07, 2014, 04:07:04 AM

I'm considering dropping my LE PS4 copy and getting a PS3 Digital copy now that the upgrade to PS4 is free.  Going digital with this game means I get it without the hassle of waiting on delivery and also saving about $20. 

Why not just order the digital guardian on ps4?

Because he doesn't get both console versions then?

That makes no sense. Why get the inferior version because no wait when the superior version is even less wait due to preloading.
52  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 07, 2014, 06:33:12 AM

Quote from: Caine on September 07, 2014, 04:07:04 AM

I'm considering dropping my LE PS4 copy and getting a PS3 Digital copy now that the upgrade to PS4 is free.  Going digital with this game means I get it without the hassle of waiting on delivery and also saving about $20. 

Why not just order the digital guardian on ps4?
53  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 06, 2014, 09:13:52 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 06, 2014, 08:38:48 PM

Cool, thanks naednek.  I had all the Grimoires but none of the other stuff. 

I don't even know wtf a Grimoire or Shader is in relation to Destiny, and I don't even know if I'll be buying the game, but I'll be damned if I won't enter any free code available!  smile

iirc Grimoire is like  an encyclopedia of all things Destiny universe.  You can read up on lore, backstory, etc.
54  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: September 06, 2014, 02:25:17 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on September 03, 2014, 04:27:41 PM

They have supposably addresses the issue.  I'm sending mine in for repair/replacement as soon as my new white controller is delivered.

I saw the white ones in a store the other day, they looked good.  I think the controllers are much improved, my new one has no squeaking at all and the sticks feel like they aren't covered anymore, but instead are made of the grip material. 

Also, now that pre-loads are the standard for new releases, I don't think I'll ever buy a disc game again.  It's so nice to just have it ready to go on release day without having to go outside and worry about bears or lions!
55  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 06, 2014, 05:36:10 AM

Quote from: Canuck on September 06, 2014, 02:32:14 AM

Sounds like some people in here have really drunk the koolaid. I haven't been following very closely. Is this going to be like the next Halo or COD or something? Not in terms of game play but in terms of being "the" game of the generation.

Just a FPS MMO by the makers of Halo.
56  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 06, 2014, 12:15:00 AM
PS4 preload started
57  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: September 05, 2014, 04:35:24 PM
Hot damn this game, I have 3 level 70s and one more who is close!
58  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So, I quit smoking... Again... on: September 05, 2014, 12:30:46 PM
I'm coming up on 7 years in November.  I told myself that if my body needed the drug, then I would give it that and work on breaking the habit.  For a couple months I used the patch sparingly.  Whenever I felt I needed it and I worked on breaking the habit of smoking.  I would chew gum or go running or do pushups.  After about 2 months I stopped the patch too.  Haven't looked back and can't believe I ever smoked to begin with.  Good luck you can do it!
59  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 1 on: September 05, 2014, 12:28:08 PM
Wilson is just ridiculous.  If I'm starting  team, I'd take him first pick.  Also how are the seahawks gonna live without Lynch next season (likely salary cap casualty).  It was clear the backup guys can't do what he does it's crazy.  Also Percy Harvin.  If he stays healthy....man.  Sad times to be a Niners fan and watch Seattle dismantle a team so easily.  Hard to remember losing by one play to them up there after Seattle's last two beatdowns of opponents.
60  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: September 04, 2014, 06:13:40 PM
Expansion coming "soon" with 100+ new cards!  Not another single player adventure, but an expansion!  Mobile phone versions out this year.

http://www.joystiq.com/2014/09/04/hearthstone-expansion-coming-soon-iphone-and-android-versions/
61  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: September 04, 2014, 05:56:23 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 04, 2014, 03:55:43 PM

I had my first Nemesis invasion last night courtesy of Leo, and since I was already fighting other monsters I didn't even realize what was going on until i was about dead.  So that one killed me and went back out stalking some new prey.   paranoid

Sorry I've been sending lots of nemesis' out!
62  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3/Vita] PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale on: September 04, 2014, 02:58:50 PM

Quote from: Harpua3 on September 04, 2014, 06:43:53 AM

Free this month on vita. It's actually hella fun. Impasses on it before but I, obviously, bit on it for free.

Free on PS3, too!
63  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Madden 15 on: September 04, 2014, 02:57:17 PM
Ken how did you buy this game with that douche on the cover!  For shame!!
64  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 04, 2014, 02:18:48 PM

Quote from: Caine on September 04, 2014, 02:17:46 PM

Quote from: Scraper on September 04, 2014, 02:01:26 PM

Quote from: farley2k on September 04, 2014, 01:39:53 PM

You must be special.  I accepted and it just shows as a group. 


we should petition to change it to a Guild. Then everyone wins the semantics award.
What about an angry mob? 

That's next week when the servers are down and no one can play their Destiny!
65  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: September 03, 2014, 07:38:22 PM
I'm sending out nemesis'  like crazy and I still haven't  had one invade my game.  Share the love guys! slywink
66  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 1 on: September 03, 2014, 06:32:05 PM

Quote from: Teggy on September 03, 2014, 03:17:07 PM

Hey, Michael Sam got signed to the Cowboys practice squad.

Jerry can't sell Johnny Football jerseys, so he's gonna sell Michael Sam jerseys until he can sell Adrian Peterson jerseys.
67  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 03, 2014, 03:11:18 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on September 03, 2014, 02:46:18 PM

Quote from: farley2k on September 03, 2014, 02:27:54 PM

So is there a Gamingtrend group/clan?

Wanderers Guild   Looks like it can be PS4 and XB1.  Anyway, I've promoted Rittch to admin since he's going PS4 and I'll be XB1.  Hark has a group as well and we've formed an alliance

Also you can be in multiple clans

Sent request. Will be on team PS4. Also sent request to Caine.
68  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 03, 2014, 02:17:49 PM

Quote from: farley2k on September 03, 2014, 01:01:15 PM

I don't think I understand the whole pre-loading excitement.  I expect I will be able to play the game on release day whether I start pre-loading now or on Monday night.  Is there something really cool I am missing?

I think this is the first xbone preload, so they must be very excited!
69  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 1 on: September 03, 2014, 12:29:16 AM
Not feeling real good about the Niners going into week 1.

Would be nice if the Pack went into Seattle and beat the Seahawks to start the season though!
70  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: August 31, 2014, 07:02:50 PM
So my controller grip is peeling and I have the PS protection plan.  I called support and they say it is covered, but you have to send the controller in to them and they have to verify it was not tampered with and they send you a new one.  2-3 weeks turn around time!!! 

Anyone know if they have addressed the issue if I just go buy a new one?
71  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: August 30, 2014, 09:09:42 PM

Quote from: Caine on August 30, 2014, 08:56:59 PM

I also got my first legendary, which I only ever got in vanilla after 1 3/4 playthroughs and got to send another out to someone.  I love the faster leveling at expert, even though the loot tends to have a shorter lifespan before I find something to replace it.  Still, so much fun.  

I think I sent one out to you today
72  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: August 30, 2014, 06:10:50 PM

Quote from: TiLT on August 29, 2014, 02:17:59 PM

If you're not mowing stuff down as a wizard, you've simply not got good enough equipment. With Disintegrate I can slaughter large groups of enemies before they have a sliver of a chance of reaching me, and this is on Master. Before I got good weapons though, it was harder. Some parts of my leveling process were tougher than others, but the wizard is plenty capable of destroying the opposition.

I've got some pretty good loot now and am steam rolling with the wiz at level 67 on Master.  I still feel like the abilities are weird, and I only use 1 active spell really. 
73  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: August 29, 2014, 04:08:05 PM

Quote from: Caine on August 29, 2014, 03:03:49 PM

You can expect a nemesis from me at some point, but admittedly, it shouldn't pose much challenge.  I turned it up to Elite difficulty and got ganked by a gang of blues. 

I wonder if they scale to the players game they invade?
74  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: August 29, 2014, 01:42:13 PM

Quote from: TiLT on August 29, 2014, 04:21:28 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on August 29, 2014, 01:37:23 AM

I'm having trouble finding abilities that click with the wizard.  My crusader and WD (and before that Barb and Monk) are tearing it up.  What are people using and liking with the wiz?  I'm finding the X abilities to be really crappy and I am constantly out of arcane energy to use R2 abilities.

Use items that improve your arcane energy and recharge rate, then use either arcane torrent or disintegrate. I used the former for a few levels, then the latter for the majority of my way to level 70, only interrupted by that frost beam power for a while when I got a legendary that made it go through enemies.

The 2.1 patch should roughly double your damage output, btw.

Thanks, maybe I'll shelf the wiz.  I've twinked but it's still not the same as the other classes who were mowing stuff down.
75  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: August 29, 2014, 01:37:23 AM
I'm having trouble finding abilities that click with the wizard.  My crusader and WD (and before that Barb and Monk) are tearing it up.  What are people using and liking with the wiz?  I'm finding the X abilities to be really crappy and I am constantly out of arcane energy to use R2 abilities.
76  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Assassin's Creed Unity on: August 29, 2014, 12:40:40 AM

Quote from: jztemple2 on August 29, 2014, 12:02:39 AM

There was a developer video a couple or so weeks ago that addressed the system changes that are coming with ACU and it discussed the changes in the parkour system in detail. Frankly it's what convinced me to preorder.

It's sucky that the release is being delayed, my 35th wedding anniversary is on the 16th and I doubt my wife will be thrilled with me wanting to spend the day gaming icon_wink

It's your 35th, she won't even know you are home!
77  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: August 28, 2014, 09:34:52 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on August 28, 2014, 09:05:06 PM

Man, I have yet to see a Nemesis or a gift drop.  Do you have to be online at the same time as the other person or something?

Quote from: JayDee on August 28, 2014, 07:09:10 PM

Playing this thing basically solo and I'm having a blast still and I'm still only in Act III and level 41. Haven't even hit the good stuff yet.

I'm right about the same point.  It's farther than I made it playing the PC version originally, so I'm glad to hear "the good stuff" is yet to come.  smile

I've had gifts fall for people who are not online.  No nemesis invasion yet.
78  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Assassin's Creed Unity on: August 28, 2014, 06:41:31 PM
What the heck is 2 weeks going to afford them?
79  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: August 28, 2014, 03:54:52 PM

Quote from: Roguetad on August 28, 2014, 03:38:59 PM

Thank you to Leo for pushing the edge of the envelope in the Torment difficulties so we can all experience the nemesis system  icon_smile

The music/sound effects that warn of an impending nemesis invasion are awesome.  Immediate adrenaline rush.

Man I started a wizard and I'm getting my ass handed to me.  Sorry to everyone who is getting invaded regularly.  My Crusader and WD fared much better than this glass (non) cannon wizard!  I've even moved down and the wiz is still getting owned pretty regularly.
80  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: August 28, 2014, 02:15:25 PM

Quote from: Caine on August 28, 2014, 02:10:42 PM

I need to forgo my usual routine and skip all the exploration stuff.  So glad that they let you start at higher difficulties though.  I only got enough time to bring my crusader up to level 13.  You do notice how different this is from D3 at launch though.  Loot tables are much better now.

Oh yeah they changed loot considerably.  Drops are great for the most part now.
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