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1  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3,360,PS4,XB1,PC] Grand Theft Auto V on: November 24, 2014, 03:42:25 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on November 23, 2014, 08:39:52 PM

For some reason this game isn't grabbing me like Red Dead did.  I think it's because everything is just driving.  I recall Red Dead having different missions that were not just ride your horse.

It is called Grand Theft Auto....
2  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Destiny Raid 11-12-14 on: November 22, 2014, 01:50:39 PM
We couldn't get 6 people for this (only made it to 4), but Fumble and I would still like to try this soon if possible.
3  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on: November 22, 2014, 01:02:46 AM

Quote from: Kvothe on November 21, 2014, 05:43:46 PM

I tried to do it but Tapatalk gave me a weird registration prompt.  Andrew told you the gist of it though, kinda crazy on ATVI's part in my opinion.

If I was into posting videos and things, this would make me post even more... 

For COD to be so well reviewed, the impressions here surprise me a bit.  I stopped playing it after MW2 myself.

Some people here are overly jaded or think games stink if they don't do well playing them.

On the technical side, the game is still top notch and the controls are still excellent, which leads to the good reviews.  I still enjoy COD games for the SP aspect, and if I can occasionally shoot people in MP with friends, all the better.  Especially since playing with friends usually means winning, and I'd rather win matches than care hardcore about having OMG l33t stats.
4  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What's your biggest gaming disappointment/sleeper hit of 2014? on: November 22, 2014, 12:59:30 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on November 21, 2014, 10:01:35 PM

Quote from: Caine on November 21, 2014, 08:41:40 PM

Quote from: farley2k on November 21, 2014, 06:23:41 PM

I was rather shocked by how bland Destiny turned out to be.  I knew it wasn't a full SP game but I expected something better than just re-running the same patrol missions in the hope of getting better loot, just to get better loot so I can re-run the same patrol missions to get better loot, etc. 

It sure it pretty though. 
This sums it up pretty well.  Pretty/bland

My lightbulb moment came after spending an hour in front of the loot cave.  I played for an hour, got a few blues and more greens, and went from level 20 to level 20 with ~10  more light points .  I looked back and thought what I could be playing instead that I would actually enjoy and everything was more enticing. 

The loot cave was a red herring.  People are used to improving their characters through loot drops, and the loot cave looked like the most reliable way to get those drops, but the advancement from level 20-28 happens through increasing faction reputation so you can buy your next set of gear.  That faction reputation advances naturally from playing the game the way you want to in all the various PvE and PvP activities.

Not that it's at all your fault for thinking you needed loot drops for your gear at the point.  The nutty game design has your gear improve from loot drops in levels 1-20, then from faction purchases from 20-28, and then it goes right back to you needing raid loot drops for 28-30.   

I actually got to ~24 just with random loot drops, and hit 25 buying something from Xur.  I'm almost at the point where I can buy armor from Ikora.

I'll note that the latest patch tweaked armor so that it has a starting and ending light value now.  You can now rank up your light value (and your player) somewhat simply by upgrading your gear.
5  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: November 22, 2014, 12:44:31 AM
As seen here, Fumble and I are looking to do the Vault of Glass for the first time tonight.  Any interested takers?  Looking to get started around 830 EST, but may consider a different time.

XBox One, FYI.
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on: November 11, 2014, 12:36:24 AM

Quote from: gellar on November 10, 2014, 10:48:48 PM

Honestly how on earth are you guys even playing this game right now? The lag makes me quit after two rounds.

I played with several GTers for a couple hours last night and it was, by far, the best lag experience I've had (ie there was almost none). 

What's your NAT setting?
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on: November 09, 2014, 02:03:30 PM
They might play smooth, but the issue is when you have someone lined up center mass in your sights, pull the trigger, don't kill him, and die after. 

Or die when someone melees you after they've run past you.

That's where the server and lag issues pop up.
8  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: GOP Storms Congress: FulL Control of Senate and House on: November 07, 2014, 03:28:48 PM
Young people should care more, and they don't (other than getting on their soap box on Facebook when things don't go their way).  Sad, really.
9  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Is the Ebola in Texas thread gone? on: November 01, 2014, 02:59:52 AM
You're a European soccer fan, and you didn't know that monkey/chimp/ape and associated noises and/or banana tossing isn't racist?

 Roll Eyes
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: October 31, 2014, 09:58:04 PM
I've got the currency - would buying Voidfang Vestments from Zur be worth it?
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: October 29, 2014, 05:52:57 PM
This week's heroic weekly strike wasn't too bad.  Especially after I found out my void damage sniper rifle did ridiculous damage on Sekrion.
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: October 28, 2014, 01:43:20 AM

Quote from: Scraper on October 28, 2014, 12:52:07 AM

A chest on the moon.  But my guess is that its really rare for them to drop in a chest.

I'm still not sure what you're talking about having found in a chest on the moon.
13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: October 22, 2014, 08:36:40 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on October 22, 2014, 03:02:40 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on October 22, 2014, 02:30:54 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on October 22, 2014, 01:39:01 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on October 22, 2014, 02:47:25 AM

Well, this week's weekly heroic strike is a pain in the ass with just two people.  Egads.

Yeah, Mikagami and I were banging our heads on the wall doing that one.  We did fine up until the Phogoth room, and mainly had issues with all the AOE bombardment from Knights and Wizards.  We finally did ok when we retreated to the room right before the room the Shrieker spawns in and fought off the minion waves from there.  When it was just us and Phogoth, it was still extremely tedious and boring whittling down his bullet sponge HP bar.

Wait, the knights and wizards eventually stop spawning?  I thought they always kept coming randomly during that fight.

Not only do they stop spawning, apparently there's some trigger that makes existing ones despawn.  Things got quiet in our cheese room so we ventured into the main room to clean up.  A moment later and the last few wizards just vanished.

Fascinating.  Every other time I've ever tried that strike (during the story playthrough or from the strike playlist), I don't recall the spawn stopping.  Do you have an idea of how long it took before they quit spawning?  Or where this "trigger" might be?
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: October 22, 2014, 02:30:54 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on October 22, 2014, 01:39:01 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on October 22, 2014, 02:47:25 AM

Well, this week's weekly heroic strike is a pain in the ass with just two people.  Egads.

Yeah, Mikagami and I were banging our heads on the wall doing that one.  We did fine up until the Phogoth room, and mainly had issues with all the AOE bombardment from Knights and Wizards.  We finally did ok when we retreated to the room right before the room the Shrieker spawns in and fought off the minion waves from there.  When it was just us and Phogoth, it was still extremely tedious and boring whittling down his bullet sponge HP bar.

Wait, the knights and wizards eventually stop spawning?  I thought they always kept coming randomly during that fight.
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: October 22, 2014, 02:29:08 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on October 22, 2014, 07:28:50 AM

Quote from: pr0ner on October 22, 2014, 02:47:25 AM

Well, this week's weekly heroic strike is a pain in the ass with just two people.  Egads.

super easy, even solo Tongue

You're also a lot higher level than I am, with all your fancy legendary and exotic gear!  Tongue
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: October 22, 2014, 02:47:25 AM
Well, this week's weekly heroic strike is a pain in the ass with just two people.  Egads.
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: October 19, 2014, 05:39:39 PM

Quote from: Clanwolfer on October 19, 2014, 04:01:47 PM

This year's edition of the NHL app is decently usable, but seems to have a bug where closed captioning is on by default every. single. time. I join a stream. Super annoying.

Really?  I've never had that issue with the NHL app.
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] Bayonetta 2 on: October 06, 2014, 03:03:16 PM


Yeah.  This might have sold me on a Wii U, finally.
19  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Guardians of the Galaxy on: August 04, 2014, 12:01:52 AM

Quote from: Alefroth on August 03, 2014, 04:45:32 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on August 01, 2014, 05:08:55 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 01, 2014, 05:02:15 PM

Question for those who saw it:  is the 3D worth the extra cost of admission?  Or does it seem tacked on or superfluous?

Go see it in IMAX- the entire movie was filmed with an IMAX camera

I read it wasn't

Quote
If you are wondering whether it is worth it to see it in Imax 3-D, then the answer is more complicated than you might think. It definitely enhanced the experience, but I am not sure if it needed to be Imax. Since only portions of the film were shot in Imax, the aspect ratio is constantly changing, which can be annoying. I would probably recommend seeing it just in 3-D, as some of the shots look incredible just because of their depth. The only downside is that the 3-D is very cool at the beginning, but as you get used to it, it stops being noticeable.

Both of these are not true.  They merely opened up parts of the movie to 1.90:1 for IMAX, and framed those shots with open/IMAX framing in mind, but IMAX cameras were NOT used.  The only movie released in 2014 actually shot with IMAX cameras at all was Transformers 4.
20  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Chic fil a and their overly religious behavior. on: July 27, 2014, 08:40:26 PM

Quote from: Teggy on July 27, 2014, 02:22:13 AM

WELCOME TO MOOOOOOES

WELCOME TO FIREHOUSE!
21  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Weird Al's Latest Album, Mandatory Fun on: July 23, 2014, 01:35:53 AM
Word Crimes is utterly brilliant.  That, alone, makes the album worth it.
22  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 11, 2014, 01:38:13 PM
23  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 09, 2014, 01:49:58 PM
24  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Man applying for work is hard on: June 01, 2014, 01:49:30 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on June 01, 2014, 02:44:21 AM

Your headline makes no sense. What man became aroused applying for work?

Spoiler for Hiden:
Herein we learn the value of a properly placed comma.

Maybe this is why he can't find work?   icon_twisted
25  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hi guys! on: June 01, 2014, 01:48:48 PM

Quote from: Suitably Ironic Moniker on June 01, 2014, 03:42:19 AM

Quote from: Ironrod on June 01, 2014, 02:48:16 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on May 31, 2014, 08:31:46 PM

I get Drazzil and Daehawk mixed up all the time.   icon_redface

Daehawk is sex. Drazzil is drugs.  icon_wink


U2K is ducks.

FTFY.

And yes, I know what you were going for. Tongue
26  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Wire: Where have you been all my life on: May 28, 2014, 02:08:13 PM
Just started this on HBOGo last night.  Time to see what the hype is all about!
27  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My current musical obsession (metal) on: March 31, 2014, 01:09:13 PM
It seems that DragonForce has covered Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire" for their newest album.  That one's going to be...interesting.
28  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: on: March 29, 2014, 04:02:19 PM

Quote from: Xmann on March 29, 2014, 10:22:19 AM

Just booked my wife and I for this cruise

http://70000tons.com

Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk

The lineups for that cruise in the past have been pretty ridiculous.  Enjoy!
29  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My current musical obsession (metal) on: March 26, 2014, 06:08:39 PM

Quote from: kratz on March 10, 2014, 02:45:32 PM

I saw this last week... so terrible.


And something right up the alley of the Japanese.
30  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Captain America: The Winter Soldier confirmed on: March 21, 2014, 01:58:56 PM
That's some obsession right there.  Whether it's healthy or not....
31  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: February 25, 2014, 04:02:15 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on February 24, 2014, 02:58:10 PM

Titanfall Xbox One bundle on March 11: $500

Oddly doesn't come with the Titanfall branded controller; it's just the same Xbox package with extra code cards thrown in for a Titanfall download and a month of Live.

Might be time to join the next generation finally!
32  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The LEGO Movie - the movie of Legos on: February 08, 2014, 07:29:25 AM
This doesn't seem like a winner.  It IS a winner.  Holy moly.



33  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 07, 2014, 03:33:17 PM
34  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Subway to remove chemical from bread on: February 06, 2014, 02:59:41 PM
Quiznos is disappearing because a) Subway figured out how to toast sandwiches, and b) Subway charges a lot less.

People are going to go where it costs less to eat, quality be damned.
35  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: RIP Phillip Seymour Hoffman on: February 03, 2014, 01:06:38 AM

Quote from: Canuck on February 03, 2014, 12:43:50 AM

I hate to be the guy who says "who?" but, who?
I've seriously never heard of this guy before. What movies was he in that I would have most likely watched?

Phillip Seymour Hoffman
36  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Games you wish you could get into but can't on: February 02, 2014, 08:24:50 PM
Generally, RPGs and open world games (though I managed to get through GTA5, perhaps because it just drew me in).  I find it too easy to get distracted with side missions and forget to advance the story and wind up getting bored with them after a time.
37  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: And a baby Jesus was born. on: February 01, 2014, 07:38:26 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on February 01, 2014, 05:15:00 PM

This isn't the first time Arclight has complained about the Hollywood conspiracy to make Christians appear homophobic, sanctimonious, judgmental, and broadly ignorant.  He said the same thing upon entering the Duck Dynasty thread.  

It was just before he condemned homosexuality as sinful; perverted some biblical parables about compassion and acceptance into a defense of bigotry; and snidely dismissed science as a godless form of blind faith.

-Autistic Demon

Are you ever not condescending when posting in this part of the forums?
38  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Games Finished 2014 Edition on: January 27, 2014, 03:20:16 PM
1.  God of War III (1/26/2014)
2.  Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light (2/5/2014)
39  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2890 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: January 26, 2014, 02:56:55 AM

Quote from: pr0ner on January 17, 2014, 05:31:57 AM

Quote from: TiLT on January 17, 2014, 04:51:36 AM

Quote from: pr0ner on January 17, 2014, 04:16:50 AM

NPD reports that the XBox One outsolde the PS4 in the US in December, and December 2013 was the Wii U's best month ever.

Only if you believe Microsoft's increasingly strange ways of defining "best selling". In this case they're specifically talking about earnings, which nobody would talk about using "best selling". The Xbox One costs more than the PS4, so it needs to sell less to achieve this "victory".

Got a cite for that?  Every single NPD report I find for December talks about units only.

Funny that TiLT talks about facts when this exchange happened.
40  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Dark Knight Rises - Impressions start page 12 on: January 18, 2014, 02:48:01 AM
Wrong thread!
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