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1  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend playlist - 1/8 edition on: January 10, 2016, 01:43:56 AM

Quote from: YellowKing on January 08, 2016, 11:28:59 PM

I'm sure I'll continue Grim Dawn since that one thoroughly has my hooks in me, but I'm a bit torn on the console side. I *need* to finish up Arkham Knight, but the stuff I have left to do is all side content to unlock the second ending. I'm wavering between grinding it out to be a completist, or counting main storyline as accomplishment enough and moving on to Fallout 4, Assasin's Creed Syndicate, or Divinity Original Sin. And yes, I'm open to guidance from the hivemind.  icon_biggrin

I'm in the exact same boat, and I just can't force myself to get all the rest of the Riddler trophies. Right now, it comes down to laziness on my part. I may get the achievement for finishing the first ending, YouTube the second actual ending, and someday go back and play New Game+.

Right now, I'm still grinding away on Diablo 3 because I'm a shameless loot whore. On the plus side, it's keeping me from buying new games. I did, however, snag Grim Fandango as that's the free game this month on PSN. My 7-yo is already laughing at it, even though the ideas and story are flying way over his head.
2  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout: New Vegas - late to the party thread on: January 10, 2016, 01:41:03 AM
So what are the mods I need to have on this? I saw something about a 4GB mod - is that critical? Also, are there preferred graphic/follower/loot upgrades/updates you guys would recommend? I'm not looking for a full on conversion mod or anything of the sort, but if there are a few that fix obvious issues then I'd be interested to hear what they are.
3  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: on: January 08, 2016, 02:48:59 PM

Quote from: TiLT on January 07, 2016, 09:36:26 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on January 07, 2016, 03:49:21 PM

But we'll find out in May of next year. smile

I was about to correct you, but then I realized that, holy shit, you're right! biggrin

Star Wars movies are about to start hitting at a much faster clip. That's not a good thing, in my opinion, but if they elevate the quality then I'll find it in my heart to accept it. smile
4  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: on: January 07, 2016, 03:49:21 PM
In the book on the art of Force Awakens, one of the ideas they tossed out was Anakin's force ghost alternating between Anakin and Vader. They have a cool drawing of him as the Star Wars equivalent of Two-Face. So who knows what they'll do with it?

But we'll find out in May of next year. smile

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5  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: January 05, 2016, 05:52:20 AM
I'll post more when I'm not about to black out at my keyboard, but my brother in law pointed me at a fan theory on Snoke that makes a lot more sense than other theories I've heard.

Spoiler for Hiden:
He's Darth Plagueus, Palpatine's mentor. Remember, he was supposedly the only one who could control death. So if Palpatine poisoned him in his sleep (or did something else) then it's conceivable that this Sith Lord was able to resurrect himself as he had mastered death.

If that's accurate, then they're just getting warmed up on the villains. But I really loved how the three villains didn't get along or much like each other. Seeing the bad guys at each other's throats always provides some extra entertainment.
6  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 05, 2016, 05:38:41 AM

Quote from: farley2k on January 04, 2016, 04:18:24 PM

I laughed really, really hard at that.
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout: New Vegas - late to the party thread on: January 03, 2016, 06:40:45 PM
I've had this since about two sales ago on Steam (or even longer if I really thought about it) and I've never played it. I didn't get in to FallOut 3 that much as something about it just never clicked with me. But I've heard this one is much better and more story based, so I may finally give it a whirl this year as well.
8  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Games finished 2016 edition on: January 02, 2016, 11:36:47 PM
Have to agree with you on that one, Tilt. Hence my rant last year in the Mad Max thread. Collectibles? Done. Collectibles as content? GTFO. I've had it. I'll focus on story and side quests only, but if the side quests are all about FedEx, then I'm out of those as well.

2016 list:

9  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movie trailer catch all on: December 05, 2015, 05:18:26 AM

Quote from: USMC Kato on December 04, 2015, 11:16:15 PM

Quote from: farley2k on December 04, 2015, 10:20:02 PM

Red Brand - foul language and violence but I liked it.

The Nice Guys

Loved the trailer, looks so good and can't wait for it to release now


Holy crap, I have a new #1 Must See. I was meh on Iron Man 3, but if directing that let Shane Black do this, then I don't care. Wow.
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: December 05, 2015, 04:51:04 AM
Beat Diablo last night and made it a little ways into Act V. If you ignore the side dungeons, it's actually a pretty short game. That being said, the monk is hilarious and awesome. I have his stats and gear rigged in such a way that I have almost a 50% chance to hit critical damage per hit, anyone with >70% of their health gets a massive beatdown, anyone with <20% of their health gets a massive beatdown, I have a skill that lets me blind everyone around me and a set of skills that automatically apply 50% extra damage to blinded enemies, etc. etc. I took Diablo's health down to half with my first hit. I walk into crowds of 20+ and they all just die. I'm routinely stringing together combos of 40+. It's awesome.

NOW it is. The beginning is slooooooooooooooooooooooooow, as if this entire game was basically rigged with high level power looting/leveling in mind, almost like they took everything from WoW and applied it to the Diabloverse. Wait a minute... AM I ON TO SOMETHING?!?! ninja
11  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: on: December 03, 2015, 03:17:21 PM
I have a lot of problems with Man of Steel, but the one thing they nailed was the scale of the DC universe. It's so big that it's overwhelming. BvS looks like it ramps that up to an 11venty!!! and doesn't look back. They haven't even shown off the other Justice Leaguers who are going to show up, so this doesn't give away all the surprises.

That being said, I still don't get why they're basically starting at Dark Knight Returns and going from there. At this point, a Batman origin story can be handled in flashback (like they do here) and then move on. But all the villains and events have been in play for years before we even get there. Hell, they do everything but namecheck Jason Todd in both trailers. We all know who that is, but the average moviegoer may not.

I get that DC is doing things differently than Marvel, and I applaud them for at least making that effort. But I'm going to remain on the fence for a bit longer as to whether this was the best direction. I take comfort in the DCTVU though which is knocking it out of the park. So there's always that.

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12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Need PC recommendations on: December 02, 2015, 07:35:01 PM

Quote from: Xmann on November 20, 2015, 11:26:24 PM

So today I ordered my first gaming PC in almost 7 years! Since then, I've been predominately Xbox and PlayStation gamer.

However, I'm ready to get back into PC gaming and I need some recommendations and ideas!

I'm really looking for games that I can only get for the pc. Back in the day, I enjoyed casually playing mmorpg's like Everquest 2, Dark Age of Camelot, and Asheron's Call 2.  Loved Diablo II, Age of Empires 2, and Guild Wars.

I'm planning on picking up Fallout 4 and maybe Age of Empires 2 (for old times sake). But other than that, I'm clueless.  I don't get much time anymore to game, so anything that's a time sink, I'm out. (I realize Fallout 4 is a huge game, but I'll take my time playing that).

Any suggestions? Was thinking about a casual mmorpg like The Elder Scrolls Online for my mmorpg fix. Should I even consider WoW? Never tried it.

Any ideas?

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What did you get for your rig and where did you get it from? I'm in need of a complete overhaul come spring and am looking for suggestions.

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13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1] Just Cause 3 on: November 27, 2015, 05:29:09 PM
OK, after watching the first hour (skimming) that Avalanche put out, I'm back in. Nevermind. Come on, Tuesday!
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1] Just Cause 3 on: November 27, 2015, 01:44:30 PM
Saw a report that the first day patch is ~2GB, so yay for that. I'm a little annoyed that the embargo is on because I need to know right now whether it's something I can skip. Maybe it's the steam sale now, but I have a hard problem spending a full $60 now on games.
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1]Fallout 4 on: November 12, 2015, 01:44:35 AM

Quote from: Dante Rising on November 10, 2015, 02:08:59 PM

I'm surprised that there aren't more and more people simply waiting on the game of the year editions for Fallout/Elder Scrolls. This is especially true if you are a PC gamer. By that time the bugs have been worked out, the mod scene is in full force, and all of the official DLC is available.

This is one of those rare titles that only gets better with a reasonable amount of age.

I've learned with Bethesda games to wait for two years for the mod community to add in the fun. By the time I got around to playing Skyrim, the mods basically made what was a solid game into an exceptional one. I tried like hell to get into Fallout 3 many, many times and I just couldn't. So it's no skin off my teeth to not spend money on Fallout 4.

Just Cause 3 in a few weeks, on the other hand, is a different story.
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: November 08, 2015, 03:57:20 AM
Brother, I hear you. If you feel even the slightest bit towards needing to be in bed, trust that feeling. I'm good. thumbsup

I'm playing as a Barbarian on PS4. Not... loving the class just yet, though the giant glowy smashy hammer thingie is nice. I'm curious about the Demon Hunter though. Crusaders were meh for me in Diablo 2, but I do recall the Monk from the first Diablo's expansion pack to be pretty awesome for the time. So I'm not beholden to any one character as of yet, especially since I've owned the game for just a few days.

One observation though is that the challenges and number of difficulty unlocks suggest that replaying the game again and again and again is more the point of the game than anything else. Is the core story not very long?
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: November 07, 2015, 06:41:58 PM

Quote from: Glycerine on November 06, 2015, 09:17:12 AM

Looks like I salvaged all the lower level items I had stashed, so unfortunately can't be of much help there.  Multi would be good though, let me know when you usually play.

Usually I'm on at night as my PS4 is hooked into the main TV and I have to wait until the family is asleep before firing it up. So maybe 9-ish CST onward tonight.
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 11/6 edition on: November 07, 2015, 06:41:07 PM
Diablo III now and in the event I get some extra time, I'm still plowing through Uncharted 1.
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: November 05, 2015, 11:48:44 PM
OK, picked this up today and I'm going to give it a whirl tonight. If anyone has any items they're not using, I'd appreciate getting the chance to kick demon butt with them. icon_cool
20  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So....I'm moving to Texas (with a new jerb!) on: November 03, 2015, 03:02:42 AM
Well for what it's worth, welcome to it brother! Things are settled down a bit over here (in a manner of speaking) so let me know when you might want to meet up some time. I'd love to catch up. What part of the general area did you two settle on?
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 10/30/15 Halloween Edition on: October 30, 2015, 09:41:01 PM
At some point I really need to go back and play through Arkham Knight New Game +, but not sure if this weekend is the one. Bouncing between replays of Borderlands 2 and Torchlight 2, so if anyone wants to MP on both via steam, let me know.
22  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Flash on: October 28, 2015, 09:06:55 PM
Nope. It ended with some genuinely impressive CGI as the Flash ran through the debris towards the black hole and then BOOM! Credits. I do wonder if that wasn't a known and final FU from Reverse Flash to the Flash... It wouldn't have made much sense though as he would have basically killed his own world, but I still wonder about it.
23  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Flash on: October 27, 2015, 02:10:05 PM
I have to say one of the best surprises was how they handled Grodd. What is, on paper at least, one of the most idiotic things comics have done (and that's saying a lot) is handled more skillfully than I believed possible. If you ignore the ridiculous nature of the character and wonder how they'd put a realistic spin on it, this is the show that succeeds. He's genuinely scary, and I didn't think that was possible.

Oh, and the S1 cliffhanger can go screw itself. It killed me that I couldn't dive right into S2 on the spot. smile
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playing through the Uncharted series for the first time on: October 20, 2015, 09:38:35 PM
Which is why I'm not bitching about it all or throwing in the towel. I have my issues with the combat, but like enough of the rest to keep going. And I am very much looking forward to UC2.
25  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Flash on: October 20, 2015, 09:28:59 PM
Just started this today and I absolutely love it. It embraces all the fun of the golden age of comics and I like that it treats the characters as intelligent. Jesse Martin scores big with me and brings a huge amount of gravitas to the crazier bits, and it looks like they're gearing up for a whole mess of fun. I do know some of the paths they take later on, and I love the writers for diving into this with both feet. It'd be nice if Zach Snyder et al remembered that comics are supposed to be fun.
26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playing through the Uncharted series for the first time on: October 20, 2015, 04:25:48 PM
Yeah I'm also underwhelmed by Uncharted 1. The awful gun combat doesn't help either, nor does the pinpoint precision of the enemy even when set to normal. Eh. I like the characters and the settings thus far and every time I'm not in combat, I'm loving it. But then I have to wade through wave upon wave of guys and I stop caring. So it's a 50/50 game for me right now. I'm looking forward to Uncharted 2 though, so I'm planning on just slogging through the first.
27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I will no longer grind for certain achievements. on: October 12, 2015, 10:44:02 PM
The only mission where it was an issue was the Gastown Races (sing this song, Do Dah, Do Dah). There you need your Thunderpoon maxed and the vehicle armor maxed and as strong a set of handling as you can muster. I was able to take the enemy down in about 5 hits following a long string of failures. Also, drop the ramming grill and you should be fine.
28  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Fall 2015 Shows on: October 12, 2015, 09:05:44 PM

Quote from: rittchard on October 12, 2015, 06:37:10 PM

Was Lost the first "big" show to really make this kind of time-dancing storytelling popular? 

No, but I think it was the first to use the tool as a central conceit of the show. And it succeeded, for the most part. Really, who saw the flash forward coming? I still think they massively screwed up with the flash sideways storyline in season 6, but complaining about that has become a cliche in and of itself. icon_biggrin
29  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I will no longer grind for certain achievements. on: October 12, 2015, 08:41:38 PM
Mad Max broke me. God as my witness, it broke me, and it did so last night as I wrapped up the story. I looked across the map after the story concluded (in a fairly ugly and off-putting way, btw) and saw an endless sea of collectibles. And it broke me.

I recently played through Saint's Row IV: Gat out of Hell and loved the main storyline (the musical bits especially) but 80% of the expansion pack was ginned up collectible hunting. About the same percentage can be applied to Mad Max, or anything recently from UbiSoft, and as such I can't take it anymore. If I happen to kill X monsters with Y gun and a trophy/achievement dings, cool. If not, screw off. Content is content, you lazy ass developers. Content is not collecting 150 red flowers or blowing up 25 cars using only a pistol. That's busy work, and I had enough of that in school. I've enjoyed gaming for a long time, but recent releases have started to wear on me and this is partly why.

I am not paying you a monthly subscription fee to feel like a hamster on a wheel. I am not paying you north of $60 to feel like a hamster on a wheel. Yes, this most likely means I'm done with everything UbiSoft and EA produce, probably ever as this whole pattern seems to be their MO.

Tonight I fire up the first of the Uncharted series courtesy of the Nathan Drake Collection and I'm hoping it's worth it. I don't mind if collectibles are in a game. I do mind if a game is an excuse to hunt for collectibles while slowly grinding your way across a group of loosely connected missions under the guise of a story.
30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 10/9/15 Edition on: October 10, 2015, 02:19:29 AM
Like YK, I'm trying to burn off Mad Max now. Still a few story missions left, but the Nathan Drake Collection arrived today and that's caught my eye. At some point, I need to just finish Arkham Knight. However, I want the real ending and those goddamn Riddler trophies stand in my way. And no, YouTube is not the answer. smile
31  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Returns) on: October 08, 2015, 02:57:57 AM
Finally DL'd the Tumbler the other day and I had to laugh because it handles a lot better than the standard Batmobile. No guns limits you on a lot of the challenges, but if all you're doing is racing or driving around the streets of Gotham, it's a pretty sweet ride.
32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/6) on: October 08, 2015, 02:56:35 AM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on October 05, 2015, 12:51:32 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on October 05, 2015, 02:59:03 AM

Uncharted is an eventual must-buy, as I've never played any of the Uncharted games. However, it will have to wait until I get some of my backlog under control.

If you haven't played these great games yet, picking up the Uncharted Collection is an integral part of getting your backlog under control.  You're also saving a ton of money compared to people who bought the three games for $60 a piece, so in a way, it would actually be irresponsible not to buy the set and play it immediately.


-Autistic Angel

Which is why I bought it tonight via Amazon and should get it Friday, just in time for the weekend. Now to go decide how hard I want to pound on Mad Max to try and wrap that story up.
33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Weekend Playlist - 09/11 Patriotic Edition on: September 12, 2015, 03:29:05 AM
So what's everyone have on tap for this weekend? When I can squeeze it in, I'm making another run through Torchlight II. Still working on Mad Max as well and I'm enjoying it more now that I have more options to trick out the Magnum Opus.
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mad Max - open world game from Avalanche on: September 10, 2015, 03:56:32 PM
The more I've played it, the more I've come around to it as well. It's a solid game which perfectly captures the MM universe. When I went to the sulphur springs in the bottom left of the map though, my PS4 became a slideshow. Not sure if that's been everyone's experience, but I got in and got out as quick as possible and the framerate picked back up.
35  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: September 05, 2015, 02:44:17 AM

10 minutes of every character in a club. And there does happen to be a story going on as well.
36  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: September 05, 2015, 02:43:09 AM

Quote from: farley2k on August 25, 2015, 06:39:12 PM

Ok, I laughed my head clean off at that. "About a War Boy" and the one for the Doof Warrior in particular (not spoiling it) killed me. thumbsup thumbsup
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mad Max - open world game from Avalanche on: September 04, 2015, 03:31:53 PM
Ok, so I managed to get around to this later than I intended last night. It's beautiful, but the world of Mad Max is sparse to say the least. You start off in the blasted wasteland so there's little more than sand dunes and rusted out ship husks. Based on what's around, it's safe to infer that you start off in what used to be a harbor. The thing that surprised me was how jinky the controls are for driving. I thought they were twitchy for Arkham Knight, but for Max they're positively bonkers. I'm hoping that the handling improves as the car does, which would make sense, but it's a pain to do things right from the start. Take targeting for example. I hold L1 (I think) then rotate the camera until something lights up on my target then hit the Circle. In slo-mo.

This is the part where I shake my head because the game is not called Mad Max Payne.

I love the look of things, I find it funny it's either a prequel or a sidequel to Fury Road (which they lay out in the bios), and it looks to be as difficult as possible when you factor in scavenging for limited water and limited fuel. It's terrific that there are endless customization options for your car, but it sucks having a poor driving system. It's great fun scavenging a barren wasteland for parts and fuel and water, but it sucks having to use a poor ripoff of the Batman combat system. Notice a trend? For everything this game gets right, it fails in one of the others. Now this is just my first impression after playing for about two hours last night. I intend to keep plowing away for a long while so my opinion might improve once I get the hang of things.

But thus far, it's not exactly redefining the wheel and, if anything, it's making me worried about Just Cause 3 later this year. Did they screw up the driving and vehicle handling in that too? Will that one also have a convoluted way to shoot enemies while in a vehicle? I have no idea, but I'm concerned. More to come.
38  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mad Max - open world game from Avalanche on: September 03, 2015, 02:57:49 PM
I will be later today. It should be here via Amazon once the mail arrives. My weekend trip to see the in-laws imploded courtesy of my wife coming down with a slight case of pneumonia, so I'll be here. And there will be much Mad Max played on my PS4. Details to follow.
39  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox free Games With Gold program on: September 01, 2015, 05:14:27 PM
You have that window to download them. Full game, doesn't stop working after the window closes. I snagged a few of these on my 360 (BioShock Infinite being one) and it's a nice little perk.
40  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, XB1, PC] Assassin's Creed Syndicate on: September 01, 2015, 02:58:00 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on May 13, 2015, 08:46:38 PM

Quote from: TiLT on May 13, 2015, 07:51:29 PM

They were the last of the big ones to fall to evil, but boy did they fall in the end. Even EA comes off as the good guys these days thanks to Ubisoft's efforts.

That is a true statement, and it pains me to admit that, because I really dislike EA, other than FIFA.

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Yeah, but when FIFA crashes you at least have a chance of drawing a penalty.

/soccer humor
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