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41  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3]Gran Turismo 6 on: December 08, 2013, 05:08:29 PM
I'm still here....

I've raced for around 4 hours and I'm really enjoying it.  I finally got to race one of the go karts and had a blast.  I've got my 2nd set of licenses, if you can gold all of these you get a special car, and tried one of the online seasonal events that netted me 10,000 credits.  The missions are pretty cool except for the 2-5 one I can't beat it, you have to race the AI with no collisions and if you take the lead early he will eventually crash into you on a turn which will end the event.  I just unlocked the moon rover so I'll take that for a spin shortly.

42  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3]Gran Turismo 6 on: December 06, 2013, 11:00:49 PM
I eventually got a new car but it wasn't that much of an upgrade since I didn't have much money.   After I completed the amateur circuit it did open up new events with different cars that are specific to that event so even though you can't afford them you do get to race other cars. 

I have noticed some sound problems especially the engine.  I need to hear it so I can change gears and when it cuts out it's annoying.
43  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3]Gran Turismo 6 on: December 06, 2013, 09:31:56 PM
After 4 hours I was able to start playing. 

I have a CSR Elite Wheel and it works/feels perfect, you can really feel the differences between the cars. I started playing in Cockpit view and the sense of speed wasn't there, of course you do start off with slow cars so it could just be that, but when I switched to the hood or road camera it did seem to be faster.

I'm playing on a PC monitor at 1080P and it's not as sharp as a PC race game but it isn't that bad. I have noticed a couple of road textures that aren't sharp before the race and some of the cockpits aren't hi-def but overall it looks great. I haven't noticed any screen tearing which I read on other forums. There are some jagged and flickering edges from time to time, but it hasn't been distracting. The replays look good.

The single player campaign is fun they mix things up with different events like hitting cones and other challenges that aren't just races so it make things interesting. They do force you to pick your first car from a selection of 1, I didn't like that. I don't think I've opened up multi-player yet but hopefully I'll get a chance tonight. The AI isn't fantastic, but they have given me a little challenge on some races but there isn't a way to increase the difficulty during the campaign just the arcade mode.

I was really worried about the loading times because of GT5 and I almost bought an SSD but with a normal hard drive they are minimal maybe 5-10 seconds, which is awesome. I hate the loading times on Forza 5, plus my wheel isn't compatible, that's another discussion.

I've completed about 25 races and I've liked all the tracks so far, each one feels different and has their own challenges. The races occur at different times of day and some of the effects look great, racing at dusk is awesome.

Overall I'm having a blast and the initial impression is so much better than GT5. I like the looks of the menu's and they are quick and easy to navigate.

Don't forget to change your oil when you get a new car.
44  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3]Gran Turismo 6 on: December 06, 2013, 04:48:48 PM
Bought the dd version and it's taking forever to install.  Started at 7:30am and it's about 85% complete about 3 hours later.  Hopefully I'll get to play today.
45  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: November 24, 2013, 04:12:17 PM
The Phoenix Wright game trilogy is $5 which is a good deal.
46  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3/PC/Wii U/PS4/XB1]Call of Duty:Ghosts on: November 24, 2013, 04:09:51 PM
Played the One version last night and what's up with all the guys just running around trying to knife you, I thought this was a shooting game.  They need to fix the spawning many times I would spawn and there would be someone behind me and I'd get knifed.  I did get first place a couple of times on team deathmatch and getting the dog was pretty cool.  The game plays silky smooth, but I wish loading times were eliminated.

47  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NBA2k14 on: November 22, 2013, 09:27:01 PM
Played the MyPlayer mode and it's pretty awesome.  I like the way you have to play as one position and have to do something besides dribble and shoot, setting screens is rewarding.  The mode is like a mini-rpg with cutscenes and full voice work.  The first game has you playing in a college all star game and how well you perform determines how high up in the draft you will be picked.  I was drafted 5th and went to the Pelicans, I did have an interview with Dallas which had me choosing what to say during the talks.

48  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NBA2k14 on: November 18, 2013, 11:41:55 PM

Quote from: Rip on November 18, 2013, 11:24:25 PM

Are we talking the next gen PS4 version or current gen? I play current gen on the PC but would lke to check out the next gen version. Just not enough to by a PS4.

I'm playing the PS4 version, I don't the the PC version has all the updated options and graphics of the PS4 version.

49  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Need for Speed Rivals on: November 18, 2013, 05:32:01 AM
I got the PS4 version in the Amazon B2G1F promotion but it still doesn't have a ship date so I went ahead and bought it somewhere else and it's pretty awesome.   The graphics look nice and there are a ton of particles everywhere from leaves, to dust, and the rain storm looks fantastic.  The game is made for multiplayer so after the tutorial it puts you in a world with 8 other drivers who could be a cop or a racer and you may meet them during your challenges in each type of career.  You may be a cop and see a race going on and a couple of the racers are human opponents so if you can take them down you get a little more xp.  I had a great time and played for about 3 hours straight and didn't have any issues except once where the host had to be changed and that took about 30 seconds and I was back in the world.  You don't have to do the multiplayer stuff but it's a cool idea and works well.

The game plays great with a controller, I've tried these types of racers with a wheel and it's not as fun as a realistic race game because of the speed and overall arcady aspects. 
50  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NBA2k14 on: November 17, 2013, 05:33:02 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 17, 2013, 04:34:31 PM

Are there no difficulty options in the game?

With new console launches, it always seems to be the sports games that have the most impressive graphics during launch, and I'm always tempted to buy them.

Fortunately, I do like basketball, but I in no way follow the sport.  I don't know rosters or coaches or anything.  But I do like watching the game occasionally.

I've heard the My Career thing has a story mode this time around, and I thought that might be interesting.

Is it worth it for someone like me with only a passing interest in the sport but who wants to be wowed by the graphics?

There are a lot of options that you can customize to make the game as easy or hard as you want it. 

The first time I played I really didn't know the moves, but I had a lot of fun and saw some cool animations.  I didn't run any set plays and let the computer decide all the substitutions and still had a blast.
I then went and tried the tutorial and there are a lot of moves to learn, the tutorial was great and showed you how to perform the move and gave you tips after your attempt on how to make them better. There is a deep system underneath, but I don't think you have to learn all of it to have a good time. 

The second game I played I was trying to incorporate the moves I learned in the tutorial and I was somewhat successful, it will take some practice on which moves to combine together.  I pulled off a pretty cool juke then drive to the basket followed by a monster dunk which felt great.  The crowd interaction was really good, they boo'd when I fouled and cheered as I tied the game and the opponent called a timeout, they felt tied to the game I was playing. 

I didn't try the my player yet, I set it up and when it went to the 2k servers it locked up my PS4 so I had to turn if off and on and when I came back it did sign me up to the site.



51  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NBA2k14 on: November 17, 2013, 06:14:30 AM
I won the initial loading game on a last second 3 pointer by Wade so that was an awesome way to start.

The graphics are awesome, but there are some players who needed a bit more detail added to their faces.  I also saw some duplicated faces in the crowd and some of their animations where in unison which looked odd. 

The gameplay is ok, I've always felt basketball games were a bit clunky because of how the hit detection had to work especially in the lane.  I had some passes that didn't go where I thought I had aimed which turned into some fast breaks for the opponents.  I did have to turn down the replays after made shots as it seemed to play it after every one which made taking the ball out take longer than needed. 

52  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: November 15, 2013, 09:38:53 PM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on November 15, 2013, 09:36:26 PM

Quote from: shon on November 15, 2013, 09:29:15 PM

Mine just came in and I hooked it up and it downloaded the update extremely fast.  Trying to logon to PSN and it just sits there saying please wait.

According to this:

PSN is currently offline.

I just got that message when I tried for the 3rd time so they are having issues. 
53  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: November 15, 2013, 09:29:15 PM
Mine just came in and I hooked it up and it downloaded the update extremely fast.  Trying to logon to PSN and it just sits there saying please wait.

54  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rocksmith 2014 Preview on: October 24, 2013, 04:28:03 AM
Really enjoying the game now that I got all my PC sound woes fixed.  Apparently the game doesn't support USB soundcards, the game would run fine but no sound during the game so I had to switch to my laptop.  I did have to adjust the video latency a bit but now I have no latency or lag so it's just like playing through an amp.

I messed a bit with the original and this is so much better, the menus are quick and responsive and it's easy to get into a song and start learning it.  I started playing the guitar when I was around 16, so that was about 24 years ago(that was hard to write), and when Rockband came around I switched to the drums and haven't practiced much on the guitar and this game is getting me back in form.  I'm used to reading tab and this is much different so the biggest learning curve for me is being able to spot read which should just take time.  I wish they had this when I was learning.

55  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/21) on: October 23, 2013, 02:47:01 AM
Rocksmith 2014 for the PC - Got it from Gamefly with 20% off so I couldn't pass it up.
Lego Marvel - GMG had a 20% discount on this game so why not?
Deus Ex HR DC - Only $5

At these prices it's hard for me to justify the new consoles even though I have them pre-ordered, you usually can't find deals like this for console games the day of launch.

56  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: October 16, 2013, 11:46:07 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 15, 2013, 11:42:14 PM

Really upset at Microsoft.  For Forza 4 the Fanatec Wheel was the Official racing wheel and I bought one because it was compatible with the 360, PS3, and the PC, it was $500.  Now this video comes out and they list the accessories and the 360 wheels are not compatible, the ones they showed don't even have a clutch. 
57  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 10/4/13 on: October 04, 2013, 11:02:44 PM
GTA V - Didn't realize I was about 15 missions from finishing the story. 
Bioshock 2 Minerva's Den - Never bought the DLC so since it's free.
Dead Man's Draw - IOS game that has me addicted. 
58  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker remake on: September 22, 2013, 03:28:03 AM
Switching between this and GTA V......

I played till I met the ship and stopped there.  The graphics are amazing and it's probably the most colorful game I've played.  The game pad works great and not having to open a menu for your inventory is awesome and a feature I wish the Xbox One and Ps4 have somehow. 
59  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: September 20, 2013, 02:40:25 AM
Not really digging Trevor, I thought I would, but he's just too over the top, vulgarity for shock value, I hate that. 

It seems like every race I get to the next to last gate and crash and then lose the race pretty frustrating.  Flying planes is pretty fun and relatively easy, I'm getting better on the landings.  I've seen some pretty impressive sights and I've tried taking pictures and it never seems to work, I took one and it locked up my 360 and I had to hard reset it. 

60  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: September 19, 2013, 02:07:38 AM

Quote from: jztemple2 on September 19, 2013, 01:53:28 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 19, 2013, 01:48:10 AM

quick save

OK... there's a quick save? Where?
Open your phone and one of the apps is a quicksave.  You can't be in a mission though.
61  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: September 18, 2013, 10:46:11 PM
I had a dirt bike that I'd been riding for awhile and then when into a tunnel and got off to check something and I could hear the dirt bike clicking, it was the sound of it cooling off.  Pretty cool.
62  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: September 18, 2013, 12:04:29 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 17, 2013, 11:31:08 PM

so... upping the sensitivity worked well with aiming.... and it makes driving feel too loose.  too bad they didn't put in separate settings for on foot and in car.  got to get used to the new driving model, after playing Forza Horizons a bunch lately it just doesn't feel right.

I agree.  Tried the same thing.  The first car I drove, I thought the handling was atrocious, maybe it was just that car but I didn't like it.  The second car was a bit better so it will take some time to get used to the driving model.  I don't like the movement of the character, they still feel a bit like a tank, it's just not smooth.  The cover system worked ok, I did have a couple of instances where it went wonky.       
63  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 9/13/13 on: September 13, 2013, 10:52:26 PM
Diablo 3 on Console, really enjoying it.
Rayman Legends
Splinter Cell: Blacklist

My Razorbacks on Saturday then the A&M - Bama game.
64  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Puppeteer on: September 11, 2013, 02:52:52 AM
Played through Act 1 and I'm not sure what's going on, the story starts off a little strange.  The game supports 3D and it is pretty cool as it adds a layer of depth to the game especially since it's based around a theater play.  A couple of times they've had things come out of the screen that looked great.  So far there hasn't been a ton of platforming mainly some puzzles and strange combat.  It's a quirky game that has piqued my interest.

65  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] Rayman Legends on: September 06, 2013, 03:41:48 AM

Quote from: Lordnine on September 06, 2013, 01:28:18 AM

That is a bit lame.  I knew that is how they did other Murphy levels but I was expecting something more there since part of the fun is making the paths, not just making the most efficient routes.
I reached that level after I posted and playing it was more frustrating than fun, I can see the touch mechanics working well there.  The other Murphy levels haven't been that bad. 
66  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] Rayman Legends on: September 06, 2013, 01:18:23 AM
I saw in GB quicklook as I'm not quite to that level myself, Murphy flies around in a set path and you have to time the button press to have him remove a part of the level at the right time.  It seemed to slow the platforming down quite a bit so not as good as on the WiiU or Vita.
67  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] Rayman Legends on: September 04, 2013, 02:05:13 AM
Been playing the PC version and it's awesome.  The Murphy levels that have you basically pressing Y, in single player,  to have him manipulate the world works well without the touch gamepad of the Wii version.  The graphics are really crisp and there is so much detail in each scene even the background that you barely have time to notice is amazing.  I haven't reached a music level yet but the other music is pretty good.  I played Origins last night and so far this game is excelling in every area over the past game.  There are a ton of collectibles and overall it's a fun game to play.  It may not be as hard as Origins thanks to the reworked checkpoint system but that only makes me like it more. 

68  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 8/30/13 (Labor Day Weekend edition) on: September 01, 2013, 02:19:14 AM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on August 31, 2013, 01:59:08 AM

Quote from: shon on August 31, 2013, 01:01:24 AM

Castlevania LOS - finished on 360 so much better on PC.

How is the presentation in that game?  I tried the PS3 version but just couldn't get past the 25 fps game play.

-Autistic Angel

The game runs a constant 60fps on my GTX 580 at 1080P and it's really nice looking.  I haven't seen any FPS drops at all.  The only complaint in the graphics dept is that I don't think they redid the cutscenes so they are still 720P but they still look good.  You do need to play with a controller though, I tried with K/M and it was doable but not the best. 
I recently tried the 360 version about a month ago and I stopped because of the fps drops so I'm really glad this came to the PC, it's a really fun game. 
69  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 8/30/13 (Labor Day Weekend edition) on: August 31, 2013, 01:01:24 AM
Witcher 2 going to finish it this time.
Saints row 4 really enjoying it.
Castlevania LOS - finished on 360 so much better on PC.
70  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: When did Madden dramatically start sucking this much? on: August 29, 2013, 06:05:18 PM
I mainly bought it for the NFL Sunday Ticket.  The replay graphics are nice but the in game graphics looks like PS2 quality, they are blocky and blurry. The presentation is better than past Maddens but now where close to NFL 2K5. 

I'm going to probably trade it in and get the Xbox One version for $10, but I don't think they have shown off that version at all.   
71  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gone Home on: August 21, 2013, 05:31:29 PM
Most of the reviews that I read mentioned that if you didn't want things spoiled for you don't read any further, it was a game of experience.  So it was really hard to know if it was a game for me or not because of this.  I was disappointed, I guess I was expecting too much because of the amount of 10/10 reviews. I believe a lot of the high scores were due to the nature of the story and that some of the reviewers could relate to it.  I figured out the main plot of the story by reading a headline on Quarter to three after I played about half way through and almost stopped playing because of it. 

72  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 8/9/13 on: August 09, 2013, 05:09:18 PM
Spending most of my time looking at passports and other documents.   Papers Please  awesome game that shouldn't be.   
Guacamelee and Spelunky.

73  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist 7-26-2013 on: July 27, 2013, 12:21:09 AM
Shadowrun Returns,  Teleglitch: Die More Edition

 Planescape Torment - Recently bought a laptop so I could play older games.
74  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Cubeworld - minecraft type openworld-action-rpg on: July 12, 2013, 02:37:28 AM
The devs, husband and wife I think, are now stating they think they are getting DDOS attacks on the site which is causing the issues.  I was able to get the game and play for a bit, it takes about 20 seconds before I have a ton of enemies chasing me, I must not be doing something correctly.
75  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (06/24) on: June 27, 2013, 10:49:50 PM
Bought way too much this week.

Rouge Legacy - The best game of the bunch.  Extremely fun and addicting. 
Deadpool - Good for what it is.
Muramasa - Looks great
Hotline Miami - Loved PC version picked it up for Vita for my upcoming vacation.  Controls take a but to get used to.
76  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Deadpool on: June 26, 2013, 02:18:45 AM
Played through the opening and the first chapter and it's mindless fun.  The game is full of jokes that are pretty funny, exploring his room had some great gags.  The game play is pretty standard action fare.  The melee combat isn't as fluid as I'd hoped you can hit different enemies quickly but some combos you have to watch the animation which goes on a touch too long.  The shooting is decent but the lock-on needs a little help, sometimes it decides it wants to stop.  Other than those issues the game is fun for what it is.
77  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Borderlands 2 on: June 26, 2013, 02:15:13 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on June 25, 2013, 09:52:43 PM

And that Tiny Tina expansion is out today as well.  It sounds really great, but I'm not sure I can get myself to dig back into this game since I never even finished the original campaign.
I was reading some forums and they were mentioning you needed to be around level 57 or so to be able to solo the new DLC.
78  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] The Last Of Us on: June 18, 2013, 12:47:32 AM

Quote from: naednek on June 17, 2013, 08:09:35 PM

So I'm caught up.

I have to agree with Tilt's assessment on the game.  Especially regarding the gun play.  It's a designed implementation on making it difficult to shoot at zombies.  It can be done, but they are going for the effect that not just some normal citizen can just go out and lay waste on zombies.  It takes years of training/practicing to be an accurate shooter.  Yes the game takes place 20 years after the event (hope that's not a spoiler if it's is, it's very minor... ) so ya you could argue that he had 20 years to practice, but from I"ve played so far, Joel does stuff just to survive, he's not out and about every day getting rid of zombies.

Anyways, this game is more about character driven content than run and gun.  I'm in it for the story, and that's what I think Naughty Dog wanted this to be.

I was going to make the point that he survived 20 years and in the profession he is in now,
Spoiler for Hiden:
a smuggler
he would have to have some gun experience to survive.  If the game was pure stealth and it didn't force you into shooting situations then I would be fine with it.  After I upgraded a gun stat that did fix some of the issues I had with shooting.  The human enemies are really fun to engage and I've had some cool battles, one took about 20 minutes and had me taking out people then running around the searchers to flank them.  I haven't had the same experience with the zombies, those sections feel tedious because of the one hit kills and the AI running crazily around me. There sure are a lot of ladders in the game.   

I still like the game and having a great time with it, but I do have some issues with it.  The 7.1 surround sound is amazing and it feels like you are there and sometimes/ it can scare you
Spoiler for Hiden:
mainly Bills footsteps, they were so loud, no way could he move around in stealth

79  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] The Last Of Us on: June 16, 2013, 07:53:58 PM
I'm having very mixed feelings about the game, I've played about 4 hours.  I like the setting, story, and the characters but the actual game is just not clicking.  I'm playing on hard  so maybe that has something to do with it.  The shooting mechanics are okay, not great, I find it very hard to even hit the enemies much less get head shots maybe I may need to tune the sensitivity.  The AI partners are sometimes a mess.  In situations where you are going stealthy the game does make it so that, most of the time, it's you who the enemies have to see before they are alerted.  I've had many times where I was sneaking around and then looked behind me and one of my AI partners ran into the infected and pushed them out of the way to get beside me and the enemies weren't alerted.  In one section I'm told to be quiet but it doesn't stop the AI from shooting a shotgun alerting all nearby enemies. It's these little things that are frustrating and taking me out of the game.  Also there is a ton of cursing in the game and mostly by the "teenager".

80  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] Animal Crossing New Leaf on: June 16, 2013, 04:03:27 AM

Quote from: msduncan on June 15, 2013, 11:29:01 AM

Pro tip that I somehow missed:

The D pad lets you rapidly change which tool you are using.  Incredibly useful.
Thanks, I'll start using that a lot now.

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