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41  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 08, 2016, 09:14:36 PM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on September 07, 2016, 10:54:53 PM

I watched the live event online and boy, Apple sure does an expert job at being pretentious. I had to chuckle because as far as I can tell the camera is now about in line with my Galaxy Note 4. Only Apple can hype features that are a couple of years late.

That being said, the camera is THE most important thing to me. Two years ago, I switched from being an iPhone person to the Samsung Note 4 because the camera simply blew away the iPhone's camera at the time. While the switch to Android didn't bother me that much, I still missed the aesthetic simplicity of the iPhone. So as long as the iPhone 7 camera is on par with the Note 4 I'll definitely switch back.

I was debating phone cameras with my co-workers yesterday.  Here's an interesting article comparing the Galaxy S7 (same camera as Note 7 I believe) and the iPhone 6S.

Sounds to me like professional (or more serious) photographers would prefer the iPhone (even more so now in the 7 where you will be able to output RAW), but the S7 has better low light performance and gives better (for the most part) looking shots straight up.
42  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Starting WoW in 2016 on: September 06, 2016, 08:25:38 PM
I finally had a few bigger blocks of play time to sink into WoW, and it's been largely very rewarding.  Presently I'm only in the soloing phase to get to 110, after which I believe a lot of new "endgame" options will open up.

While the core gameplay presently is still very much traditional WoW in terms of questing, they have done a fantastic job integrating ideas from other games like GW2 and Neverwinter to make it a much more pleasant experience.  For instance, the old problem of camping for a particular mob is mostly alleviated as everyone gets quest credit for a mob kill regardless of whether you are grouped.  That one thing alone makes questing infinitely more fun, as random people will help you out (and vice versa) instead of deliberately trying to horde (no pun intended) certain mobs.  All you have to do is tag something to get credit, and others don't really lose much (some mob xp). 

More importantly is that the new Legion quests are for the most part more fun/creative and purposeful than generic WoW.  Yes, there are still the old staples of Kill X and Click X, but there is enough variation and dramatic progression that you don't feel like you are just plodding from one spot to the next doing the same thing.  And again for the most part, every quest you do is at least indirectly related to the goals set out in the main storyline.  Sometimes the devs can't help themselves and throw in some old "kill x bears" or "find x doodads" on "y demons" quests, but there are definitely more creative quests and novel uses of the engine.

I believe there's some system in place now that allows you to try out different classes at lvl 100 for a brief period, but I don't know exactly how that works.  Either way, assuming they are still doing it, I definitely recommend using the lvl 100 boost and playing the Legion content.
43  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Titan Quest Anniversary Edition [PC] on: September 01, 2016, 08:44:56 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on September 01, 2016, 01:40:58 PM

While they're spoken of as Legendary Games at this point (CH and TQ), my recollection is neither one was really a sales blockbuster -- TQ didn't move Diablo numbers, Company of heroes didn't move Starcraft/C&C numbers -- and I never quite understood why. With TQ I recall some of that lack of huge sales was blamed on piracy but dunno that I ever saw empirical evidence of that. It may just go back to the idea that if your name isn't Blizzard, you can't spend a fortune making an ARPG or RTS and really turn a big profit on it.

I've always been a big TQ fan, but I felt the multiplayer just wasn't up to par compared to Diablo 2, which in turn shortened its overall lifespan.  Without dedicated servers, I think it just opened up to cheating which ruined a lot of the looting fun.  And from what I recall there wasn't any sort of "endgame" other than to repeat killing bosses.  Which seemed to work in D2 but again, without a stronger MP element, quickly lost momentum in TQ.
44  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Starting WoW in 2016 on: September 01, 2016, 08:36:25 PM

Quote from: BrianE on September 01, 2016, 06:58:18 PM

I haven't played since '14 and never got a character past 20-something, but figured with all this talk I'd check it out again. I rolled a Death Knight on Dalaran, but would be interested in just about anything.

I'm on Thrall, I believe Hark is playing there too.

I don't know if the lvl 100 boost is still available but if so, it seems like a nice way to bypass a lot of the old content.  Not that the old stuff is all bad, there's certainly a lot of good in there, but clearly Blizzard has devoted a lot of energy into making this new part of the game their focus.
45  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gaming: Meh. on: September 01, 2016, 08:31:38 PM
I think part of it for me is there's just an overwhelming amount of choices.  I have every console out there, every portable, plus iOS and Android (on mobile and tablet).  It's just insane.  The "next big thing" is pretty much always happening and it's difficult to focus.  Pretty much any game, no matter how casual, requires some time investment for it to really feel like I'm getting into it, but with so many distractions I can never motivate myself to put the time in.  So maybe that's why going back to these old games offers more comfort value, I dunno.
46  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gaming: Meh. on: September 01, 2016, 08:11:44 PM
I had a significant lull for a few months earlier this year where every new game I tried wouldn't keep my interest, but oddly I found myself back in the gaming groove with a bunch of old games:  Diablo 3, League of Legends and now WoW.  
47  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Starting WoW in 2016 on: August 31, 2016, 05:48:20 PM
I started playing again the last couple of days with the release of Legion.  It's been many years and it looks like they wiped all the characters off my account.  Luckily with the free lvl 100 it almost felt like I was just starting a new game from scratch.  (Interestingly, though, it seems like they retained my old hotkeys...). 

I've only played a couple of hours, but thus far I liked what I've seen.  The overarching storyline with the return of the Legion isn't anything particularly creative, but it certainly sets the stage nicely and the presentation is much more compelling and personal than what I recall from years past.  The game graphics are really feeling dated these days, but that is only a minor distraction.  The new cutscenes and addition of more voiceover work is impressive.  Most importantly the questing so far appears more focused and relevant to the core storyline, and thus draws you in deeper than in days past where it became difficult to remember why you were killing the 100th boar. 

I suspect I may not last too long in the end, but you never know.  Right now I'm pretty excited about the game again.
48  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Buying a gaming chair looking for options on: August 30, 2016, 04:38:50 PM

Quote from: gangeli on August 27, 2016, 07:24:19 PM

I am 6'3", and 215 pounds.  I suppose I have bigger thighs from a lot of running?  I don't know, but the front of the chair is too narrow, it pushes my legs together, and it is not comfortable.

Upon researching, the seat width is 14.7"

The dxracer standard seems to be 17", and they go up to 24" i think, hehe.

Baby got BACK!!   icon_lol icon_lol icon_lol

Just kidding, I'm shorter and weigh more than you so I have nothing to brag about lol.  I just enjoyed the description.
49  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Enderal: total conversion for Skyrim on: August 17, 2016, 08:11:46 PM
This is pretty incredible - I can't believe they put this out for free?  Was this totally done as a "labor of love" type project?
50  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Buying a gaming chair looking for options on: August 16, 2016, 11:35:04 PM
That chair definitely looks pretty slick, I had no idea there were chairs dedicated to gaming.

I've used a couple of different office/exec chairs over the years, but recently after getting these at work, I've changed to a "mesh style" back.  Depending on the chair, they can be surprisingly comfy and supportive, but most importantly for me, they help with heat dissipation.  I'm a pretty big guy, and I tend to generate a lot of heat so having the mesh on the back has really made a difference.  Be advised though, that the different chairs can feel really different.  I went to Staples and tried like 10 of them, and it was really hit or miss in terms of which ones felt good to me and others just didn't fit me no matter how much adjustment I made.

I think this is the one I ended up with, it was one of the more pricey ones but I felt it was worth it, and thus far it hasn't let me down:

51  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Reigns (PC and Mobile) on: August 12, 2016, 05:56:58 PM
Spoiler for Hiden:
If you keep playing, I think eating the orange mushroom (not sure) gives you clarity so you see the effects on each category numerically for the most part, instead of just the dot.
52  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: August 12, 2016, 05:46:40 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on August 12, 2016, 04:20:09 PM

I still can't decide if I want to get this game on PC.  I really love exploration and discovery in games, but I'm kind of burned out on general survival mechanics that it sounds like make up the majority of this game.  

I know I could just wait until it's cheaper, but this feels like a game that I'd want to be part of at the beginning if at all.

Can someone who's playing answer this - when they say "survival" mechanics does that mean you actually die and have to start over or something?  From Crusis's description it didn't sound like that at all, more of a crafting/mining thing than survival.
53  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Reigns (PC and Mobile) on: August 11, 2016, 05:05:44 PM
I think it's the perfect kind of game for mobile, I can't imagine spending much time with it on PC.  Go in and make a few swipes and see where it goes.  Come back later and do the same.  And it just keeps going and things keep happening, usually for the bad.  So far it has not been repetitive and I am on my 5th of 6th king I think.  I've been killed by my kid, usurped by the clergy, killed by the masses, etc etc.  But yeah it definitely seems to be tilted toward the negative.

I would say it's Tinder interface mixed with a Rogue-Like mentality, influenced by Game of Thrones. 
54  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Star Trek TV series coming 2017 on: August 11, 2016, 04:56:25 PM
OMG another freaking PREQUEL, seriously?  Why why why?  Didn't they get the message with Enterprise?

Hopefully it's what I heard before and each season will be set in a different timeline or something like that.  And not that I'm complaining, but why all the emphasis on gay characters?  How does that matter at all for STAR TREK!?!!? 

55  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Reigns (PC and Mobile) on: August 10, 2016, 10:26:06 PM
Playing this on iOS, just released today.  It's fantastic thus far, very easy to jump right into and a lot of fun.  Perfect on mobile phone for sure.   Will be interesting to see how much variation and replay-ability it has.  I've had two 20-year reigns so far, neither has gone particularly well lol.
56  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Suicide Squad on: August 08, 2016, 10:32:37 PM
Some good ideas in this article that echo my thoughts:
57  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (8/10/16) on: August 08, 2016, 09:40:44 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on August 08, 2016, 05:49:28 PM

Oh yeah, don't forget about that $150 Limited Edition of No Man's Sky with a little ship.

This looks super cool!  Especially  "+ A Rad Box - priceless!"

I had zero interest in this game but I have now been Forum Effected.  Will likely go PC but the 20% off on Amazon for PS4 is tempting.
58  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Suicide Squad on: August 08, 2016, 05:36:16 PM

Quote from: Punisher on August 08, 2016, 05:18:54 PM

Family saw this on Saturday night and overall we liked it. My wife said that Harley carried the movie for her and she really liked the character and I would agree. I'm still not sold on the Joker though.. Something just seems off about him (ironic, I know). My wife definitely liked it better than BvS.

Heh, you posted just as I was posting - 100% agreement with you and your wife.  I think this version of the Joker is simply too obnoxious.  The best Jokers have been totally crazy and humorous and in their own world, but not necessarily assholes per se.  Here they seemed to want to make him like a psycho mob boss or something.  Maybe he felt like he had to differentiate himself from Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor.
59  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Suicide Squad on: August 08, 2016, 05:31:53 PM
Saw it Saturday night, was pretty much along the lines of what I'd expected, and definitely more enjoyable than BvS.  Personally I thought it was fun, definitely some good moments in the middle of an overall messy kind of movie.  Probably worth it just to see Harley Quinn in a breakout performance.  

Like BvS, though, I think the DC team strives to be more than what they are capable of - here it felt like they wanted to capture the essence of Guardians of the Galaxy AND the first Avengers movie.  That's certainly not a bad goal, but it's the kind of thing that takes a lot more care and planning and vision.  In this case, I think they needed to omit a character or two, as well as a subplot or two, and focus on a better main plot.  It felt like a lot of convoluted elements that really weren't necessary to get to where they needed to be.  In fact, in spite of all the hype on Jared Leto's Joker, I found him overrated, annoying and more of a distraction than anything else.  They could have completely removed him and I think it would have been a stronger movie overall.  This would have allowed more screen time for some of the others, like Katana, Boomerang and the Alligator guy, who all were underutilized.  Not to mention other cast members like Scott Eastwood, who I still can't even tell you who he played lol.

Spoiler for Hiden:
- Pretty much every scene HQ is in.
- Batfleck!!!  This is the perfect amount of him in a movie lol.
- Good effects
- Good cast
- The soundtrack!

- Main plot is needlessly convoluted, blending the origin story with the big bad and squeezing the Joker in as well?
- Sorceress seems like such a cool character but felt like a missed opportunity
- Good cast makes it feel like a shame the story/writing wasn't better

60  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Other than gaming, what are your hobbies? on: August 03, 2016, 06:17:16 PM
Watching TV (I do consider it a hobby given how many shows I watch), movies, comics and volleyball.  Hmmm that's about it I guess.  I do collect lots of toys and electronics and other assorted crap but I'm not sure that's considered a hobby.  Right now I'm in a Funko Pop phase.
61  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: #EthanCleansUp on: July 26, 2016, 09:27:28 PM

62  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Blair Witch (2016) on: July 26, 2016, 09:25:54 PM
I think I was the only person on the planet who liked the sequel lol.  Don't ask me to tell you what it was about though because I have zero memory of the story.

Anyway glad to hear this is a sequel.  I just presumed it was some sort of "reimagining" because the preview had that same creepy shot of Josh in the corner (which was the absolute best part of the first movie).  I hope they actually get to see a little more of what's behind everything and it's not just a tease.
63  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (7/24/2016) on: July 25, 2016, 09:34:50 PM
What the heck is Laser Disco Defenders lol?
64  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Blair Witch (2016) on: July 25, 2016, 09:33:38 PM
I think the big thing with the original was how many people thought it was real, coupled with the amount of business it did relative to how much it cost to make.  Unfortunately I saw it much later when it came out on video and was all hyped up to be scared silly.  Instead my friends and I found it kind of boring and disappointing.

This remake looks pretty good to me but I'm a fan of cheesy horror AND found footage flicks.  Hopefully there's more focus on making it a fun/scary movie without the gimmick of people thinking it might actually be real.
65  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: #EthanCleansUp on: July 22, 2016, 11:18:59 PM
This is so totally cool, hope you can provide video footage along the way!!
66  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / LG Gram - Lightest 15" Portable on: July 18, 2016, 10:21:16 PM

I'm constantly on the lookout for the elusive "ultimate" ultraportable.  There are so many choices these days it's insane.  Ideally I'd want something super light, new/powerful processor, long battery life, able to play some games (Diablo 3 minimum), doesn't get too hot in your lap, big/nice screen (touch optional but nice), good keyboard and touchpad, backlit keyboard, decent RAM and SSD speed/size, "instant" on...

Depending on priorities, there are some great and interesting options out there.  The Dell XPS 13 is really attractive.  I had an early version and it's only getting better with time.  It meets almost all my criteria with a 13.3" screen at just about 3 pounds and the battery life is fantastic.  There are a number of 2-in-1s that come close feature-wise, including the Microsoft Surface series.  I've been using the Surface Book which seemed like it was going to be more or less the best of both worlds, but in practice it falls short for me in a key usage scenario.  Like other transformer types I think the core circuitry is all held in the tablet unit, but for whatever reason that messes up the return from sleep/off time, especially if not plugged in.  If it runs out of battery, even plugged in I often couldn't get it back up and running quickly.  For something like this I want to be able to hit the power button (or better yet open the screen like a Mac) and just get back to it.  Very frustrating because I like most of the rest of the design choices.  Speaking of Mac, the recent Macbook (12" at 2 pounds) pretty much fits all my criteria as well, but the negative was the battery life wasn't meeting my expectations, and the screen size felt a little small.  Also the USB-C single port is/was kind of annoying, especially since it's used for power as well.

I wasn't necessarily looking for a replacement, but I was at Fry's the other day and happened on the above-mentioned LG unit.  As I walked around looking at the laptops, I would pick them up while checking out their screens.  This one when I picked it up I thought it was a fake/shell because the screen wasn't on initially and it felt too light to be a real laptop (especially at 15").  The difference between a 2 pounder and 3 pounder is really incredible.  Is it really helpful or necessary?  YMMV, but there's no denying it's a different experience carrying around.  The LG is by no means perfect.  The keyboard is just OK and the touchpad is really lacking compared to a Macbook Air.  But a 15" 1080p screen at this weight is absolutely insane, particularly running with the latest i5/i7 processor.  I haven't done much with it yet but I really do marvel at the weight, and so far it's been good at getting me back to my desktop quickly.  I suspect the battery life is going to be disappointing, and there's no backlight on the keyboard, which is a bit annoying for me.

Ultimately I don't know if such a design/featureset is really useful for most people.  I guess it depends on specific needs/desires.  Maybe nice for college students on the run a lot who really want the lightest weight but also prefer a larger screen?  If you happen to come across it, though, I do recommend lifting it up just to get the feel of it, it's definitely very different from the vast majority of ultraportables.
67  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Pokemon Go on: July 18, 2016, 09:29:09 PM
On a side note, 2 of my niece's friends made the news as victims of being robbed at gunpoint while at a Pokestop in Pasadena, CA.   eek 
68  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Netflix] Stranger Things on: July 18, 2016, 09:27:54 PM
I think that's one of the attractive things about this production - it really works as a standalone piece of entertainment.  The pacing is fast but not rushed; most of the ensemble cast gets a fair amount of screen time and individual plot elements.

Ultimately I think most people will enjoy it enough that they want to see more, but as the writers mention, the next "season" would be more like a movie sequel than part 2 of an ongoing series. 
69  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Ghostbusters Movie in the Works on: July 18, 2016, 09:20:30 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on July 18, 2016, 08:49:08 PM

Quote from: rittchard on July 18, 2016, 05:45:53 PM

Honestly I'd rather see this cast given an R-rated "Hangover" type of comedy.

I mean, isn't that basically what Bridesmaids and those other movies they have been in were already?

Not with my favorite Leslie Jones - I think she hypothetically opens up a whole new level of possibilities.
70  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Ghostbusters Movie in the Works on: July 18, 2016, 05:45:53 PM
I enjoyed the movie and it seemed like the audience I was with did as well (round of applause at the end).

I wouldn't say it was great, though, as personally I was expecting more laugh out loud moments given the cast.  I felt like Melissa McCarthy and Leslie Jones were a bit neutered relative to their "normal" performance style, but I suspect that was intentional to keep the focus on the ghost-busting.  In that sense the movie worked well, as it definitely had some fun effects and enjoyable sequences.  Honestly I'd rather see this cast given an R-rated "Hangover" type of comedy.

Chris Hemsworth does a fine job and seems to be having a good time playing on his beefcake image.
71  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Netflix] Stranger Things on: July 18, 2016, 05:41:20 PM
My partner and I binged this over the weekend and LOVED it.  This is one of the best shows/movies I've seen in any format in a long, long time.  Very satisfying on all levels.  It's hard to get my partner to sit for even one episode of a show at a time, so you know this show had to be pretty damn good lol.

A few more details for those interested.  It's 8 episodes, approx. 6 hours total, and is more like a single extended movie (or a TV mini-series) than a conventional TV show.  They still break it up like a regular show, which is odd, but I guess that's just the standard.  The creators mention if they do get renewed, it would be more like a "sequel" than a second season.  Also, it's listed in the 4K shows but when you watch it it's cropped like a wider screen movie, so I'm guessing it was filmed in a more conventional format and converted.  The filming and direction are top notch, and they make the most of what was presumably a limited budget.  I need to read up on it some more, as I'm interested to see how much CGI was used and how much was just old fashioned movie magic.

Content-wise, it's a mix between ET, Poltergeist, Carrie (and other Stephen King stuff) with a little Aliens influence for good measure.  That's a pretty damn good pedigree to emulate, and the show creators (two brothers who wrote and directed most of it) do an incredible job of re-creating that kind of atmosphere but modernizing it for todays' audiences.  For example they throw in some of the generic stereotypes of nice girl turned slutty and douchebag jock, but they play around with the characters and develop them further than you'd normally get to see in a short movie.

Winona Ryder makes a fantastic comeback, and the lead adult male is excellent as well.  Still, the kids are the heart of the show, and although all the leads are great, the one toothless kid really steals a lot of the best moments.

The music track is also interesting; if you saw last year's It Follows, it really plays off of that and old 80s flicks.  Again, very well done. 

All in all I can't recommend this enough.  Pretty much every one I've mentioned this too has enjoyed it, so I don't think it's just me.  I'm really hoping they renew for a second series.
72  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 6 (Careful there will be Spoilers!) on: July 15, 2016, 12:01:14 AM

73  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Netflix] Stranger Things on: July 14, 2016, 07:45:09 PM
Really excited about this too, although I think I saw a couple places it got mediocre reviews.  But then again I rarely trust "professional" reviews.
74  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Pokemon Go on: July 13, 2016, 09:02:16 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on July 13, 2016, 04:59:29 PM

I installed this yesterday, and I have to admit I don't get the appeal at all.  The actual capture mechanic is total garbage and the whole thing seems really shallow to me.  I just don't get it.

Yeah that's the weirdest thing for me about the phenomena.  It's just not that compelling gameplay no matter how you slice it.  Finding Pokemon and Pokestops is random enough, but then you get to the combat and it's like there's no way you can fight against the other people in the gyms.  They should let you fight against friends or add some PvE content. 

I honestly think it's just tapped into some bizarre psychological need in our society at this moment.  With all the horrible things going on every day and the constant bitter conflict within society, maybe people just need something totally inane to escape with each other.

All that said, I still wanna catch more of them lol!
75  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Necropolis: A Diabolical Dungeon Delve [PC/PS4/XB1] on: July 13, 2016, 08:57:57 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on July 13, 2016, 04:05:42 PM

i play tons of games by myself.  I PREFER to play coop whenever possible, but people often just don't cooperate with my wishes ;P

It's fun enough that you could probably play solo for a few hours and be ok, but with an asking price of $30 I don't really think you'll get that much from solo.  Also the fact that there are no real hard data in the game really bugs me.  'Here, spend your hard earned points on a book, but we won't tell you what it does only vaguely hint at it' 

I only played a short bit but have to agree with Hark, it definitely looks like it would be more fun coop.  Also the lack of info is annoying, this is definitely not a Diablo-esque game where you can min/max gear.  You pick up a different sword with a different name but there's no clear way to know if it's more effective.  Also I guess there is a crafting element but I haven't seen it yet.  I also can't tell for certain what I'm carrying over from one death to the next, which is also a bit annoying.

I think it's the type of game where the intent is that you keep learning as you play, so without numerical feedback you eventually learn a twisted sword is more effective against spiders than a regular sword.  Maybe, I don't know.  In that sense I guess it's more like an adventure game. 

All that said, I really do like the minimalist art style.  I'm getting a little bored of the pixel-8 bit stuff, so this is a nice change.
76  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 6 (Careful there will be Spoilers!) on: July 12, 2016, 04:58:29 PM
I always liked the Andrea character (more from the comics), but also the actress that played her.  I do agree they really wrote her poorly her last season with the Governor, but that could so easily have been turned around.  Seriously all they had to do was give her her sniper powers from the comic and she would have immediately jumped up on peoples' like list.  Basically they stole her big moments and powers and gave them to Carol and Sasha.  And then they stole her sexy time and gave it to Michonne lol.  I guess ultimately it worked out, as it really strengthened Carol's role and gave rise to Richonne, but it still sucks for the actress. 
77  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Pokemon Go on: July 12, 2016, 12:10:07 AM
Honestly I've never seen a phenomenon like this in the gaming world.  Everywhere I go people are playing or talking about this, or best of all standing in the middle of a street swiping at their screen.  It's not even that good or compelling of a "game" but somehow it seems to have caught on like wildfire.  Anyone else experiencing this in your home area?

For those that haven't heard of it, this is a GPS-based "game" using Pokemon; you wander around in real life and try to "catch" Pokemon's.  When you happen upon one, depending on how powerful it is, you can catch it with a Pokeball that you toss at it.  That's the gist of it.  You can eventually use them to battle other people's Pokemons but the core of the game is physically going all over the place and collecting them. 
78  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (7/12/16) on: July 11, 2016, 09:37:51 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on July 11, 2016, 08:14:24 PM

Quote from: rittchard on July 11, 2016, 08:08:55 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on July 11, 2016, 02:38:59 PM

Waiting on reviews for Necropolis: A Diabolical Dungeon Delve.  I'm a fan of Harebrained Studios and typically these type of games don't appeal to me but I like the art style and the humor of the game.

Art style and concept look really good, just wondering if it will be too frustrating for me.  I don't mind perma-death as long as some progress is made each run, and it sounds like that's the case in the description.  But hard to say if that will be how it actually plays out.

Isn't this basically trying to be a roguelike Souls game?

I think so.  I guess I'm wondering if it skews more to Souls-style or Diablo-style (HC).  For me it's completely dependent on what actually improves between each playthrough.

NECROPOLIS combines third-person action with Rogue-lite dungeon-delving for a game that’s fast-paced and addictive, yet diabolically hardcore. You play as a nameless adventurer attempting to escape a living, magical dungeon that reconstructs itself each time you play, with only one way out - down. Craft, equip, explore, and fight to stay alive as you delve deeper and face ever-greater threats in the twisting halls and endless chasms of the NECROPOLIS. Have no doubt, you’re going to die - often! - but you’ll improve your combat skills, available upgrades, and dungeon know-how with every playthrough, bringing you one step closer to the exit. (Warning: “Just one more time” mindset can be addicting.)
79  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (7/12/16) on: July 11, 2016, 08:08:55 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on July 11, 2016, 02:38:59 PM

Waiting on reviews for Necropolis: A Diabolical Dungeon Delve.  I'm a fan of Harebrained Studios and typically these type of games don't appeal to me but I like the art style and the humor of the game.

Art style and concept look really good, just wondering if it will be too frustrating for me.  I don't mind perma-death as long as some progress is made each run, and it sounds like that's the case in the description.  But hard to say if that will be how it actually plays out.
80  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Is Gamingtrend dying, or we are all just on a break? on: July 11, 2016, 04:47:57 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on July 11, 2016, 03:14:46 PM

Quote from: Scraper on July 11, 2016, 03:07:44 PM

I feel like Ceekay's self imposed exile has really hurt the forums. I remember people bitching about him and the frequency of his posts too, but his absence has certainly hurt the activity on our forums.

I had that same thought, actually.

It's definitely the CK effect.  Half the time I dig up an old topic, they are still ones created by Ceekay years ago lol.  I don't remember people bitching about him though, I thought everyone loved him.  Or maybe that was just me.
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