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81  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Starbound on: December 08, 2013, 03:33:38 PM

Guys, since this game is offered through Steam how would I get it for my son?

In other words, I am playing it on my computer from my steam account.   My son got interested watching me, but I'm not sure how I would get it onto his computer so he could play at the same time.   Do I need a separate Steam account?   I'm ok with buying the game again, but I'm unsure how that works.
82  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Starbound on: December 08, 2013, 05:38:10 AM


Holy crap Destructor.    Did you sleep since middle of the week?
83  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: December 07, 2013, 05:57:18 PM

Quote from: TiLT on December 07, 2013, 09:20:48 AM

Quote from: msduncan on December 07, 2013, 07:12:48 AM

Damnit Sony, get your network security shit together.

That's what they're doing. Have you heard about anyone actually getting hacked this time? They're being safe rather than sorry.

Seriously?

I don't even know what to say to your habit of assuming Sony is infallible no matter what.  It has carried over from the console war apparently.

hacked accounts used in fraudulent activity

PS4 has sold over 2 million units.   You don't have to go to war for them anymore. 
84  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: December 07, 2013, 07:12:48 AM
Damnit Sony, get your network security shit together.
85  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Starbound on: December 07, 2013, 01:44:16 AM
So far I'm loving it, BUT:

I have run into an identical building on two different worlds, as well as a village with pretty much identical layout and beings. For a supposedly procedural game, that seems a bit off.
86  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Starbound on: December 06, 2013, 10:41:32 PM


I just looted the hell out of an avian burial temple and came away with 4000 pixels and a new weapon.
87  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Starbound on: December 06, 2013, 04:51:59 PM

I'm guessing Brad grudge?
88  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: Starbound on: December 06, 2013, 04:16:53 PM

Quote from: Destructor on December 06, 2013, 04:00:49 PM

Quote from: Caine on December 06, 2013, 03:04:06 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on December 06, 2013, 07:45:38 AM

this looks fun too, might try it as well.  http://store.steampowered.com/app/257050/
I've been watching videos of this one and it seems pretty similar, minus the planet hopping aspect. Almost bought it before Starbound went early access.

Darkout works (I bought it like 6 months or so ago via Desura) but there's something just 'off' about its core engine. Too much 'lag' between people swinging your way and hitting and such. I should fire it up again and see how it is nowadays.

Totally continuing to love Starbound though. I made a base of sorta on a level 7 Forest planet, beat the first 'boss', and now I can explore even more of the galaxy if I want to. Or wait for some more beta updates.

Decisions, decisions...

Dude... you are exploring level 7 planets and beating bosses?    You are way ahead of me.
89  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Starbound on: December 06, 2013, 02:53:03 PM

AA is using sarcasm to rip that reviewer a new one because he thinks he's an idiot.

Ok... so I jumped to another planet.  This one is arid and has a lot of copper and coal deposits.  It gets cold at night and I have to huddle around a campfire to stay alive.  I stumbled across an underground base belonging to some bizarre looking life forms.  They were aggressive, so I wiped them out and stole all of their goods.   They had some great stuff, including tents and floodlights that I can use for base camps.   I looted a lot of pixels.  If they had possessed beam weapons I wouldn't have been able to take them, but they didn't so I was victorious.

Packing up now to jump to another planet.   I'm staying on level 1 planets for now.   I was able to craft some copper armor - not a complete set.  More later!   
90  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Starbound on: December 06, 2013, 01:46:31 AM
Well I did all I could do on the first planet.   Fueled up my ship and made the jump to a level 2 planet.   I'll report back in after going planet side.

Forested planet.   Purple hue to the ground.  No signs of civilization yet.   Aggressive birds and a small pokemon looking creature that is very tough and has sent me to the regen chamber twice.  Going to venture further from beam down area.

Entry 3:

WOW.  Ok this planet IS inhabited.   Encounted aggressive robots with shield technology and laser guns.   Had to beam out to avoid death.    There was an underground facility of some sort that I didn't get a chance to explore.
Unsure if these robots were devices of some carbon based life form, or if the robots themselves were sentient.   These are unlike the (peaceful)humanoid robotic sentient life on my starter planet.  These robots rolled on wheels and immediately threw up shields when they saw me.    More investigation to come unless I deem it too dangerous for my current tech levels.

Entry 4:

The wheeled robots were some sort of sentry for humanoid unfriendly aliens who have technology much more advanced than I do.   I tried to make contact and was blown to pieces.  Time to fuel up and leave this planet.
91  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Starbound on: December 05, 2013, 02:06:30 PM
I'm really enjoying this one.  I'm intrigued about having to craft equipment to survive on some of the more inhospitable planets.  I love being able to beam back to the ship when I get into trouble.  I am excited to gather fuel and set out across the universe to see strange new worlds.

Lots of potential here!
92  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Starbound on: December 05, 2013, 03:43:48 AM


Upon further investigation, the sentient medieval civilization that is near my landing spot is robotic in nature.   They have robotic livestock and grow metal based crops.    Very peaceful though.  I've robbed their chests blind.
93  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Starbound on: December 05, 2013, 01:58:05 AM


So I beamed down to my starting planet and happened to be within walking distance of a sentient species that appears to be in the medieval age.   They were peaceful but warned me not to try anything.   There was both peaceful and aggressive animals about as well.

Very cool so far.
94  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Starbound on: December 05, 2013, 12:53:55 AM


Two state of the art consoles sitting here and yet I'm going to be playing the hell out of this.
95  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2920 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: December 03, 2013, 07:13:08 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on December 03, 2013, 06:13:58 PM

both systems are out, both systems are doing well, yet we still have the 'my console is better' assholeishness going on?  great

I'll be over here playing my XB1 while my friends who DID buy one continue to not play any games with me on it.

Hey!  My brother was in town with his family over Tgiving.   He was playing a lot and I couldn't get away long enough to join a party.

From here on out I'm game for multiplay.
96  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2920 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: December 03, 2013, 03:58:16 PM

Quote from: The Grue on December 03, 2013, 03:20:15 PM

Quote from: TiLT on December 03, 2013, 07:47:55 AM

According to Andrew House in a live stream just now (no written source yet that I can find), the PS4 has sold more than 2.1 million units worldwide as of the 1st of December.

Edit: Now with source.

But...but....what about XBox One selling more on Black Friday??!?!?!  LOL. 

Before you strut around peacock proud, let's wait for the global sales for Xbone.
97  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2920 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: December 03, 2013, 03:30:06 AM


Frankly I'm relieved that

1.  we have competition
2.  the damned tablets didn't take over the world of gaming as analysts who don't play games predicted
98  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Answering a message on XBL from a stranger on: December 03, 2013, 12:52:04 AM


Those folks are what the console systems (both of them) call friends.   They can message you and game with you.   Usually it's someone you know or who knows you.

Hope that helps.

biggrin
99  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2920 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: December 02, 2013, 08:08:41 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on December 02, 2013, 07:58:37 PM

Quote from: msduncan on December 02, 2013, 07:25:25 PM


Meaningless stat, and I'm not sure how accurate anyways.  Black Friday is pretty much irrelevant when both consoles launched within two weeks of it,  I doubt this has any meaningful impact on the November sales numbers.  Has MS even broken 1 million in the US yet?


LOL seriously?   They broke 1 million in the first 24 hours....
100  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2920 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: December 02, 2013, 07:25:25 PM


Xbone dominates PS4 in Black Friday sales numbers
101  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 30, 2013, 02:47:56 PM

Quote from: Hetz on November 30, 2013, 01:20:54 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on November 30, 2013, 09:37:55 AM

Quote from: rittchard on November 30, 2013, 06:30:43 AM


All in all very happy with the Xbone's overall feature set, capabilities and potential, though slightly disappointed at the kind of "beta" state of things.

That's the exact thought i was getting with a lot of people's impressions

Yeah, I honestly think they were rushed to market to compete with the PS4 launch. I believe that they were originally targeting a Spring 2014 launch, but had to move that up....hence the sort of beta state of the OS. It will get better (it has too) and the games themselves are very good. Ryse looks better than anything on either console. I mean, it's incredible and the only game on either system to make me say "this is true next gen". I don't know how they did it, but MS needs to let all the 3rd parties know what that team did to make it look so good on the XB1.

Sounds like I need to add Ryse to my Santa list?
102  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Thanksgiving Weekend Playlist - What are you playing? on: November 29, 2013, 03:39:44 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on November 29, 2013, 10:45:55 AM

Quote from: msduncan on November 28, 2013, 05:26:19 PM


COD on Xbone
Madden on PS4
Killzone on PS4
Dead Rising 4 on PS4
My wife on bed

and also there is the epic Iron Bowl of all time coming Saturday.   Roll Tide

There's a DR4 on the PS4?   

No, and we have so much family over to visit this weekend that there hasn't been any playing with the wife on bed either.    :/
103  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Thanksgiving Weekend Playlist - What are you playing? on: November 28, 2013, 06:45:15 PM

Quote from: TiLT on November 28, 2013, 06:17:16 PM

Quote from: msduncan on November 28, 2013, 05:26:19 PM

Dead Rising 4 on PS4

That sequel sure came out fast. slywink

Whoops!   paranoid icon_lol
104  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Thanksgiving Weekend Playlist - What are you playing? on: November 28, 2013, 05:26:19 PM

COD on Xbone
Madden on PS4
Killzone on PS4
Dead Rising 4 on PS4
My wife on bed

and also there is the epic Iron Bowl of all time coming Saturday.   Roll Tide
105  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2920 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: November 28, 2013, 02:47:56 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 27, 2013, 01:57:24 PM

msduncan hasn't been updating the thread title!

 The drink that never ends.
106  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 27, 2013, 07:13:39 PM

Quote from: Hetz on November 27, 2013, 06:59:40 PM

Well, here are some more impressions of the system after a lot more time with it and the games.

It's a very good, but not great system. As before, my main complaint is the UI. It's needlessly complicated and complex. It really shouldn't be this hard to get around on the system. Also, why is EVERYTHING an app?? I mean come on, settings are an APP? Ugh. I do like the Activity Feed though. It's much better than the "What's New" menu on the PS4.

The exclusive games though, are very good. Dead Rising 3, Killer Instinct and Ryse are awesome. I really love Dead Rising 3. It's pretty much worth owning the system for, IMO. The sheer number of Zombies on screen is incredible. I don't like the microtransaction system in Ryse though, or the one that I have heard about in Forza. Come on, I just spend $60 bucks for the game, don't nickel and dime me MS!!!

As for the multiplats, I'm sticking with the PS4 for those. They look better on there and most of my friends are now on the PS4. Still, the XB1 has nothing to be ashamed about on that front. All the games look good, just not quite as good as the PS4 versions look.

Luckily, both my PS4 and XB1 have not had any hardware problems. Thank goodness.

Anyway, I'm happy I got a XB1. Dead Rising 3 makes it all worth it. smile

Hetz I'm with you there.   I'm taking the same strategy about cross console releases. AC4 will be on PS4, NBA2K is on PS4, and Madden is PS4.

The exception I make is COD and multiplayer games I want to play with the usual GT crew. I'll get those on Bone.   Also exclusives obviously.

The interface is a bit bewildering, but there feels like there's more next gen stuff on this box.  The voice commands have worked extremely well for us.   My wife is in love with this feature because she can just say Xbox On and the whole damned system comes up without her having to wrestle with turning them on.  At night she's laying in bed tired and just says Xbox turn off, and boom...everything including the TV and Cable box turns off.    

I love that when she walks in the room and starts asking me a question I can just say 'Xbox mute' and boom.... I'm muted without having to pause or find a safe place to recover the remote.

We really need to have some multiplayer DR3 sessions between GTers.      I haven't played it multiplayer yet.
107  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Xbox One] Games with Gold. on: November 27, 2013, 05:02:26 PM

Well, they actually have to have some games to give us on the Bone before they extend it.    Right now there's nothing.
108  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 26, 2013, 05:13:47 PM


While I'm calling on Hetz in the Ryse thread, I'll summon him here as well.

What do you think of the Bone?    You have a PS4 like I do, and also a Bone.   You decided to get the Bone on the eve of launch.   What are your impressions after playing it over the weekend?
109  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 26, 2013, 05:10:48 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on November 26, 2013, 07:40:31 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 26, 2013, 06:28:01 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 23, 2013, 08:05:26 AM

So, it turns out my issue is a known issue and they need to send me a replacement.  frown  At least they are sending it to me immediately as an advance exchange and then I send my broken one back, but that's still a really shitty launch experience.

According to the replacement support lady I talked with, this issue (getting stuck updating around 79%) is really common for them tonight and they're just replacing the systems whole hog no questions asked.

So, I checked the status of this today and apparently the support lady was not quite so nice and instead put me in for a Standard Exchange instead of the Advance.  Which means it may take up to 2 weeks to get my new console...

 crybaby


As Leo posted on the last page MS are giving free games to those affected from the Disc Drive of Doom,however if your Xbox Bricked Engine you don't get to play on your purchase either,i would ring Customer Support up again,explain everything and demand your free game

Yeah, and if still unresponsive, I would make sure to (very nicely) explain to them that you will be sure to use the 2 weeks you have to wait to go on every single gaming site, article comment section, and forum you can find to rail against the Xbox One and advise people to save their money.

Nicely.   Always be a gentleman.

I'm going for a Seinfeld approach here when he was renting the car and they didn't hold a standard size for him.   They asked him if he wanted insurance and he very nicely said 'yeah you better give me the insurance because I'm going to beat the hell out of this thing'.
110  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1] Ryse on: November 26, 2013, 05:05:31 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 26, 2013, 04:57:17 PM

I just got this from Gamefly, I'll hopefully have a chance to play some tonight.

 thumbsup
111  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1] Ryse on: November 26, 2013, 04:55:51 PM


Calling on Hetz:

I need a report on whether this game is worth putting on my Christmas list
112  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 26, 2013, 03:50:06 AM

Quote from: Canuck on November 26, 2013, 03:27:20 AM

Quote from: JCC on November 26, 2013, 03:19:01 AM

Quote from: th'FOOL on November 26, 2013, 03:07:23 AM

Quote from: JCC on November 26, 2013, 12:35:50 AM

I will say the controller was AWESOME. Like the 360 but the sticks feel way better. Why oh why can't Sony give up the horrifically bad Dualshock design?! I am still yet to see a playable demo for either system anywhere, so I still haven't had a chance to hold the DS4.

If you had, you would know that they DID give up on the horrifically bad Dualshock design. The PS4 controller is excellent.

They still have the left stick in the position that is not my personal preference so I remain skeptical, but I would like to pick one up and feel it for myself.
Fixed that for you. Essentially, the controller difference is down to personal preference now.

Nah not really.   The Bone controller wipes the floor with even the improved DS4.    I could play the hell out of some Knack with the Bone controller.
113  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 25, 2013, 05:37:57 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on November 25, 2013, 04:25:02 PM

Be forewarned MS might ban you if you swear  using Skype and Upload Studio MS is stupid 


I can understand Upload Studio... not really but okay, but private Skype calls..  WTF MS

Well shit.
114  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/25) on: November 25, 2013, 01:11:00 PM


I'm getting everything that is launching for PS4 and Xbone this week.

That would be zero.  Tongue
115  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Next gen is here! What did you get? on: November 25, 2013, 04:52:32 AM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on November 25, 2013, 04:35:08 AM

I got a rock.

Coal?
116  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 23, 2013, 09:30:47 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on November 23, 2013, 09:29:31 PM

Twice I've had a game just turn off and put me back at the dashboard.  It isn't just minimizing it, it's shutting the game down completely.  NBA 2k14 and Forza both did it.

You are playing them wrong
117  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: 2920 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: November 23, 2013, 04:10:48 PM

Quote from: naednek on November 23, 2013, 03:41:21 PM

Quote from: Canuck on November 23, 2013, 06:02:47 AM

Quote from: naednek on November 23, 2013, 05:28:18 AM

friend got his and his dvd player is grinding.

He said it's a common problem.
Got his what? PS4? Xbox? DVD player?

Sorry thought i was in the xbox one thread.

Does it just happen with DVD's or blueray discs too and games?
118  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 23, 2013, 03:24:43 PM

Quote from: Sparhawk on November 23, 2013, 02:50:58 PM

I own both the PS4 and the Xbox One now. My impression of the Xbox One is that it feels like a next generation system whereas the PS4 feels like a PS3 with better graphics.

 The hardware that MS presents to us feels better built, and they included a proper headset. When I saw those cheap little ear buds that Sony included with the PS4 I tossed them.  The Azure (Microsoft's cloud) network is effing fast, much faster than PSN. It was rock solid on launch day with no connectivity issues and everything I watched streamed beautifully. (The Wolverine is really good.) Also, after seeing the Xbox One in person, it looks better than the PS4.  The Xbox One's UI is way better than what Sony is doing with their PS4 in my opinion, and the Kinect is a hoot!

The ONLY thing that Sony has going for it is a marginal advantage in gaming performance, and in time I think the devs will close that gap even further. Even now, it's hard to see the difference between the games. With a TV that is properly configured, it's near impossible without doing side-by-side comparisons.

Also, I noticed that the Xbox One supports 36-bit color depth, does the PS4 or is it locked at 24-bit?

And a tip for those of you who are watching blu-ray's on the xbox one, go to the settings menu and make sure to turn on the 24fps setting for blu-ray playback.

If your TV supports 36-bit color depth (if it is an HDTV made in the past 6 years it should) then turn that on and also PC (RGB Full) for wide gamut colors.



My sentiments are pretty much captured in this post.
119  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2920 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: November 23, 2013, 05:13:07 AM


Ok...hitting the sack.   Updated thread title.
120  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbone LAUNCH DAY!!!! Which system are you getting? on: November 23, 2013, 05:09:28 AM

Quote from: Turtle on November 23, 2013, 03:03:49 AM

1 million sold for the XB1 too! That's across all the areas it launched in, I forget where.

This is crazy if you also consider the PS4 sold another million in the US on the 15th. Then it still has Europe on the 29th.

Then the XB1 has other territories to launch in on top of that.

All together that means this new console generation is off to a huge start. We're talking about two launches for systems at full launch prices selling more than individually than any other console launch, but put together that's a lot of consoles out there.

I think with the 7-8 year gap since the release of the last gen, people were just looking forward to this new gen a great deal. Even I was tired of seeing the same developer tricks over and over to mask the aging hardware.

Doesn't matter what system you own, this is a very big freaking deal for all gamers. Even PC gamers will benefit because developers and publishers will more quickly move to the new system spec and techniques.

Death to crappy tablet gaming!
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