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1  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (2/10/16) on: February 09, 2016, 02:07:53 AM
Alekhine’s Gun is delayed till March 1 or maybe even later. 
2  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Games finished 2016 edition on: January 22, 2016, 04:42:57 AM
Finished in 2016

Dying Light - Finished the last 3 missions of the main story after playing over 30 hours when it first came out.
Batman Arkham Knight - Finally got to it after it would run on my machine.
Halo 4 - Played with a friend in co-op and had a blast, finished the previous 3 late last year now moving onto Halo 5.

Currently Playing
System Shock 2 - Started about 10 times over the years and this is the farthest I've gotten, hope I continue.
Witcher 3 - Over 80 hours and just got to Skillege so I think I still have a ton to do.
Dance of the Necromancer - Love it but tough, not sure I'll ever be able to finish. 
3  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma - Dark Arisen out! on: January 19, 2016, 06:17:52 PM
Finally found my issue of the game stuttering.  My NAS device was causing the Device manager to refresh every couple of seconds which for some reason caused DD to have errors.  If I would go into the options menu it would take me out and then while playing the game it would cause my FPS to dip 10fps in that time frame.  So if you are seeing stuttering open up your device manager and see if it refreshes if so then you have find the device that is causing that and disable or unplug.

Now I can really start to enjoy the game, it was really bugging me this weekend. 
4  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma - Dark Arisen out! on: January 17, 2016, 04:35:51 AM
Ok I think I've made some progress with my stuttering issue. Since it kept taking me out of the menu I thought some keystroke was causing that so I unplugged my wireless USB keyboard and my steam controller dongle and the framerate hits were only 2 frames now and I didn't notice the skips. I tried a wired usb keyboard and had the skips, unplugged the keyboard and then it runs okay, not perfect but playable.

Now as to why a keyboard input is making this issue worse I have no idea.
5  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma - Dark Arisen out! on: January 15, 2016, 11:19:27 PM
My game keeps stuttering and dropping frames at random which appears to be a common issue.  It's not a deal breaker but very annoying, kind of like your character has the hiccups.  Other than that the game looks great and is much improved over the 360 version which I spent too many hours on.
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 1/15/16 - MLK Holiday Edition on: January 15, 2016, 08:07:11 PM
Dragons Dogma PC.
System Shock 2
Witcher 3
Rocket League
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2016 gaming resolution on: December 29, 2015, 07:36:20 AM
We all need breaks from gaming from time to time and it is good to exercise a couple of times a week.  I started playing Disc Golf and that gets me out of the house and it's a cheap hobby that you can even play with your wife.  The courses are usually free and they are in really nice places with some great scenery.  A game takes about an hour and you get some walking in as well.     
8  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1]Rainbow 6: Siege on: December 05, 2015, 07:09:49 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on December 04, 2015, 09:13:09 PM

Quote from: Jarrodhk on December 04, 2015, 06:39:42 PM

There is something about the movement/gunplay that just feels 'off' to me personally.

I definitely felt that way in their earlier alpha and beta tests and was wondering if they would have fixed it by release.  Sad to hear they haven't been able to address those core issues.

I might still pick this one up once it has reduced in price, but my enthusiasm has dropped considerably. 

I'm glad to hear some are really enjoying it, though, and hope it has a long life.  I know they already committed to a year of add-ons and such.

Got a free rental from Redbox and picked this on the Xbox one just to give it a try and came away disappointed.  I'm not sure if it was the framerate or not but the movement and aiming felt off and after 30 mintues I turned it off.  Wonder if the PC version is any better, but for now I'm holding off.
9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: BlOps 3 on: November 10, 2015, 12:37:18 AM
A little annoyed that it still takes forever to load the maps.  Isn't this 2015?
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/10) on: November 10, 2015, 12:35:49 AM
Fallout 4 and Tomb Raider.  Taking off Wed-Friday. 
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XB1 Elite controller - mecca of console control, or ridiculously overpriced? on: November 05, 2015, 02:39:18 AM
I love the elite controller it feels better in my hands than any other controller that I've used.  The weight is perfect and it feels solid, the original Xbox One controller felt cheap to me and it creaked quite a bit while I was playing.  Hopefully the build quality will last but so far it's hard to use another controller and I've even got the Steam controller.

The 4 pads on the back feel amazing and I didn't have any trouble using them or have any fatigue.  I hate pressing in the left thumbstick to run so I map the lower left to that then jump to the upper left.  After that I like switching weapons on the lower right and reload on the upper.  Not having to move my hands off the right thumb stick is awesome.  Switching to off hand weapons is so fast now that it's a valid tactic in fast paced games.
I wish that all new controllers have buttons on the back since your fingers are just sitting there anyway.   I'm using the taller right analog and it does make aiming much easier, still not as good as the steam track pad but that is to be expected.  

The app is pretty easy to use and you can tweak just about anything.  I lowered the light on the xbox button, but can't turn it all the way off which is a bit disappointing but it's so much better than the lightshow of the PS4 controller.

$150 does seem quite expensive but you use the controller to play everything so if it makes it easier that really isn't that much money for something you will use all the time.    Although the controller didn't help me on the last level of Halo trying to drive that warthog.  Ugh.....
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: July 19, 2015, 03:40:34 AM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on July 18, 2015, 11:54:41 PM

The PC version did release earlier today, at least on Steam.  A little over 5-gigs, as I recall.

I haven't tried it yet because I was watching the movie Chappie.  Please learn from my mistake.

-Autistic Angel

I watched that at an Imax theater when it came out and  I was heard saying as I walked out,  I've made a huge mistake. 
13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (7/14) on: July 15, 2015, 11:43:03 PM
I picked up EA's golf game and it's pretty good.  It could use more courses and some extra features but the core gameplay feels good.  No loading times between holes is awesome although you can't turn off player animations after and before shots. 
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you Batman Batman Batman Bat-(sorry) buyying this week? (6/23) on: June 26, 2015, 05:08:37 PM
Went ahead and bought the PS4 version of Batman instead of trying to keep tweaking my free PC version.   Luckily after GC and discounts I got it for $14.
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] DiRT Rally - new Codemasters racing game in Steam Early Access on: April 28, 2015, 01:41:36 AM
I only had time to race one rally stage and it took me over 10 minutes so that is a huge plus right there.  I am playing with a Fanatec wheel and the FFB doesn't seem to be all there yet, there wasn't any FFB from the road itself so you didn't feel any bumps or anything about the road.  The steering felt pretty good and turning was a bit tough and you really need to use your hand brake for the major corners. It's a huge departure from Dirt 3 so beware if you like the arcade-ness of that game as this is nothing like that.

I've played Richard Burns Rally and this is easier than that so it's not so demanding that you spend hours learning the basics.   
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4,Vita, PC] Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number on: March 19, 2015, 12:23:52 AM
I really enjoyed the first game but there's something about the 2nd one that isn't drawing me in.  I feel the AI reacts very differently and I'm not sure that I like it.  Before if you shot a gun they would come running if they could hear it now it seems that only if you are in their line of site will they attack.  I still like the music.
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1] Rock Band 4 on: March 19, 2015, 12:21:06 AM
I'm really excited for RB4.  I've played the guitar since I was 16, I'm 41 now, but I still love playing RB with the plastic guitar because to me it's really about experiencing the music rather than the technical aspects. Just sitting in my mancave with the song blasting though the speakers and having some sort of interaction is a great way to enjoy the music. 

 RB also taught me how to play the drums and I bought a Roland set because of it, two of my friends did the same thing so I owe a lot to Rock band.  With this new version I hope they have a better way of comparing/competing against my friends. 

I'm glad they are focusing on the party aspect because there are a ton of ways they can improve the single instrument or band experience.  RB 3 was great but it was lacking in so many areas because they tried to do too many things.  I have over 700 pieces of DLC content so I'm glad they will be able to transfer most of that over.  I'm ready for more songs.
18  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call on: March 11, 2015, 03:26:23 AM
Started playing last week and I am really liking the game.  I've only opened up about 65 songs so far so still a long way to go but I've enjoyed just about every song I've played.  I'm mostly playing on the expert level the top level is insane, I've only completed one song on that level.   I tried to find a game online but no one was playing not a big deal as I really enjoy just playing songs and quests.  I downloaded the Neir songs and I am enjoying them, I wish the songs were about half that price as .99 is pretty steep and I didn't see a way to preview the song before you buy which is a bit strange so I may have missed that option.       
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] The Order: 1886 on: February 27, 2015, 05:36:41 AM
I finished the game last night and enjoyed it but I didn't think it was all that special.  The visuals and sound were awesome and I liked the way they used QTE's I just thought it ended abruptly and should have had a bit more content.  The story was decent and I did like the addition of Tesla and his weapons and gadgets.  There were a few combat encounters that were frustrating though as they just kept throwing enemies at you for what seemed about 15 minutes.  I wasn't sure if I was supposed to get to a certain point and they would stop appearing but when I ran up they kept coming and killed me so I'm still not sure.  The cover system was a bit wonky for me and  I got caught on the environment a few times and couldn't move properly.  Overall I enjoyed the experience, but it is not a game that I'll play over and over.     
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions on: November 26, 2014, 01:28:35 AM
Played about 15 minutes of the PC version and something was just off, the controls just didn't feel tight enough, enemies kept appearing out of know where, and the hit detection was awful.  I went to the forums and saw a thread about the game running at 24 fps, then I switched from fullscreen to window borderless and the frame rate went to 60fps and the Geometry wars I knew was back in business.  The devs are aware and stated they will issue a fix soon. 

Once that was fixed I really enjoyed the game and it felt just like the older GW except that the stages are on different geometric shapes, go figure.  The main mode has 50 stages with each one having a 3 star ranking and I'm through 6 stages barely one starring them so the game is tough. The music is good and with a surround sound setup the room is booming. 
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 4 on: November 21, 2014, 01:02:45 AM
I wish this game had a kill or die cam so I could see what happened from a 3rd person camera view.  My first experience with a rhino would be hilarious.
22  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] Fantasy Life on: October 28, 2014, 02:09:17 AM
I've put in a couple of hours and have really enjoyed it.  There is a lot of text but I found the writing to be quite funny and the combat is enjoyable.  I've only started one life so far a paladin and his quests are ok. 
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 10/24/14 on: October 24, 2014, 11:40:15 PM
Bayonetta 2 -  Crazy crazy crazy with a bit more foul language that I really don't understand why it's in the game.

Shadow of Mordor
Fantasia
Evil Within

Need to get some of those finished with Lords of the Fallen coming out on Tuesday.

24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/20) on: October 21, 2014, 01:25:18 AM
Fantasia -  I really enjoyed the demo and I've loved all of Harmonix games so I went ahead and purchased the Deluxe Digital version with all the DLC. 
Door Busters - Got last night while it was still on sale. 
25  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: [PC] Who has graduated to 1440p? What do you think and what should I know? on: October 16, 2014, 02:02:24 AM

Quote from: Ridah on October 15, 2014, 09:53:11 PM

I bought a 970 GTX yesterday (4GM VRAM!) and now everything runs well... a little too well  ninja

Good 1440p monitors are somewhat affordable and I'm thinking about embarking on gaming at the increased resolution. I've done some searching and haven't found any definitive guides which makes me ambivalent because I don't know if I should be concerned, because not enough people are gaming at that resolution due to incompatibility issues, or reassuring because the upgrade is seamless and there's not much to say about it.

Do most if not all modern games support the resolution? If you play a game at 1080p does it look blurry or simply play windowed? Is the jump in image quality awesome?

I bought the LG 34 inch 21:9 monitor, 3440X1440, and it's pretty awesome, a few games push my Titan to the max though like Borderlands 2 so I had to bump down some of the effects.  Not all games support that resolution but a lot do and they look spectacular.  I had a 3 monitor setup but decided it really wasn't worth it except for racing games, I really like the 21:9 aspect ration as it gives some peripheral vision without the fish eye effect.

For the games that don't support the resolution they look fine at 1080p, but have the black bars on the sides, you can stretch the picture though if it bothers you.   
26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/06) on: October 08, 2014, 02:16:44 AM

Quote from: Turtle on October 07, 2014, 08:52:24 AM

I'm trying to decide whether to get Alien on PC or PS4.

Haven't heard anything about the quality of the PC port.

I've played for about an hour on the PC and haven't noticed any problems.  I have a GTX 780 and it automatically put the settings to max for 1080P.  There are quite a few graphical options to tweak if you have an older system.   I am playing with a controller so I'm not sure how well the kb/m works but I thought I saw where you could remap keys.  The FOV is set to 45 and you can change that as well, I've kept that amount because my PC is hooked up to my TV.   
27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Gauntlet on: September 27, 2014, 01:04:04 AM
Played a bit with Blackjack and had a great time.  I like the fact that it's co-op but there is some competition.

I think the way the gold works is that no matter who picks up the gold it's shared among the other players but it does keep track of who collects the most and at the end of the level they get a bonus. 

There is also a crown that is in the level and if you finish the level with it you get another bonus.  If you are wearing the crown and get hit then it goes flying across the level waiting for a player to grab it. 
 
Food on the other hand is not shared so you have to be careful unless you want to be a jerk.

The other thing is that all the players are different and their attacks use different buttons. The mage is pretty tough and it plays like the Magicka games where you do combos.  The archer uses the right thumbstick.  It makes playing each character interesting.
28  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 9/25/14 on: September 27, 2014, 12:53:38 AM
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter - Played 3 hours last night and really enjoyed it
Neverending Nightmares  -  Looks interesting
Darkstone - Newly released on ST.  Played that a ton back in the day.
Borderlands 2 -  Making my way slowly.
29  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 9/19/14 on: September 19, 2014, 05:51:29 PM
Wastelands 2
D4
Borderlands 2
Destiny
30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (07/28) on: July 29, 2014, 02:15:37 AM
Traded in my PS3 copy of The Last of US and only had to pay $25 for the remastered edition which is a pretty good deal since I never played the DLC and it alone is $15.
 
31  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Oddworld: New... but is it Tasty? on: July 23, 2014, 12:28:58 AM
Played about an hour last night and it brings back memories.  They did update everything and I noticed that some of the words sounded a bit different especially Hello, which kind of bummed me out.  I did notice that it had some awkward momentum and it caused me to over step a couple of ledges, which the original game had as well.  The updated graphics really look nice and it's good to explore the factory again.
32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mario Kart 8 [Wii U] on: June 01, 2014, 01:15:10 AM
Played most of last night and today and really enjoying it.  The graphics are really great and the track designs are really fun to race. 
33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/Ps3] Dark Souls 2 on: April 28, 2014, 10:45:04 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on April 28, 2014, 08:44:50 PM

Quote from: Zinfan on April 28, 2014, 07:43:32 PM

Quote from: shon on April 28, 2014, 05:19:18 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on April 28, 2014, 01:44:48 AM

Cool, I spent a couple hours getting summoned into other people's games and then summoned some people into mine to help beat a boss.  Pretty fun helping other people, but I wish I could stay with them longer.

Man, that makes the game sooooo much easier it's not even funny.  One person can kite the dumb enemies while the other one or two hit from behind and they just die so quickly.  Plus I'm just raking in souls for beating all of those enemies and bosses even when I'm just helping other people.

One complaint I would have is that even with lots of souls to level up it doesn't feel like leveling up really does me much good.  I think I'm level 40 (or near enough) now and I don't really feel any stronger than I was at level 20.   icon_confused

You get the biggest bang in upgrading your equipment vs leveling your character especially in the early game.  It doesn't explain it well in the game but some weapons have different bonuses based on your stats, if you look at the bottom left when selecting weapons you will see them down below.  So a weapon that doesn't look that great early in the game can become quite powerful with upgrading plus the addition of your stat bonuses. 

What I run into is that I have many many souls but not enough Titanite shards/chunks/slabs/whatever to upgrade things so I tend to level up when I can't upgrade weapons.  Would love to find more Titanite.

Yeah, that's basically the same situation I'm in.  I have upgraded my two weapons as far as I can with the little Titanite shards (3 times each I think) but have found none of the next size that I need, so I'm just spending tens of thousands of souls leveling up my character.

That's what I'm finding as well, in the first game there were enemies who would drop them(haven't found them yet) and the blacksmith had an endless supply(every vendor has limited items) so they have made small changes all around.
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/Ps3] Dark Souls 2 on: April 28, 2014, 05:19:18 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on April 28, 2014, 01:44:48 AM

Cool, I spent a couple hours getting summoned into other people's games and then summoned some people into mine to help beat a boss.  Pretty fun helping other people, but I wish I could stay with them longer.

Man, that makes the game sooooo much easier it's not even funny.  One person can kite the dumb enemies while the other one or two hit from behind and they just die so quickly.  Plus I'm just raking in souls for beating all of those enemies and bosses even when I'm just helping other people.

One complaint I would have is that even with lots of souls to level up it doesn't feel like leveling up really does me much good.  I think I'm level 40 (or near enough) now and I don't really feel any stronger than I was at level 20.   icon_confused

You get the biggest bang in upgrading your equipment vs leveling your character especially in the early game.  It doesn't explain it well in the game but some weapons have different bonuses based on your stats, if you look at the bottom left when selecting weapons you will see them down below.  So a weapon that doesn't look that great early in the game can become quite powerful with upgrading plus the addition of your stat bonuses. 
35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/Ps3] Dark Souls 2 on: April 28, 2014, 12:38:46 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on April 27, 2014, 10:46:35 PM

I wish there was a way to rate down messages.  Seems dumb that "rating" it means it is automatically a good rating.  Let me get rid of the trash/troll messages.

Quote from: Harkonis on April 27, 2014, 05:49:48 PM

don't forget guys to do the coop.  A large part of the balancing is assuming you're doing it both ways.  Before you fight in an area, put your sign down.  When someone summons you you get to experiment and find out the safe way to do things with no risk in their world.  When you complete coop you also get humanity back so it's a great deal.  This also lets you pre-test boss fights.

I think I've only ever found one of the things that lest me put down a summon sign, so I've never really wanted to use it.  I'll have to give it a try sometime, I've sort of run into multiple dead ends at this point.ou

You only get 1 summon stone which you can use over and over just not in more than one place at a time.  I used one before I went into a boss fight and won the 3rd time I was summoned and that turned me human and gave me full health again so it's worth putting it down near any boss. 
36  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/Ps3] Dark Souls 2 on: April 27, 2014, 09:47:59 PM
Don't forget to put down messages and also rate them.  They don't have to be perfect and when someone rates them you get a bit of a health boost.  I rarely did that in the first DS and now I do it quite often and it's helped quite a bit.
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3]South Park:The Stick of Truth on: March 16, 2014, 08:03:35 AM
Finished the game at 17 hours and missed only 1 sidequest.  I really enjoyed the game and thought it was the perfect game that rewarded the fans of the show.   
38  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Banner Saga on: March 14, 2014, 04:44:27 PM
I don't have anything in my inventory so I don't think anyone has bought it yet.
39  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Banner Saga on: March 14, 2014, 12:45:27 AM

Quote from: EddieA on March 13, 2014, 09:44:04 PM

Since the sale ends in 24 hours, is anyone still interested in the 4-pack?

I'm still interested.  Countach
40  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Banner Saga on: March 12, 2014, 03:04:53 AM
I can go in on a 4-pack as well with paypal.  steam name Countach.

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