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1  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie]Captain America 3 on: May 25, 2016, 01:48:58 AM
That fight scene gave me the impression the writers/Marvel were locked in a room for months working on just that. Different pairings, how characters would react, and I'm almost certain they were trying to one up each other throughout the process. There's so much unbridled win in that scene to not have come from the heart. I still hate that the commercials gave away Spidey catching Winter Soldier's punch (which is basically a punch line following a ton of setup) but that moment was still perfection. Saw a react vid where the guys were laughing because "Spidey just kicked Falcon out of the commercial!" which about summed up my feelings as well.
2  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lost a friend on: May 25, 2016, 01:36:19 AM
To hear that, brother. That's incredibly young, and I feel for you and his family. Not all of us are as committed to the forum as we used to be, but you still have us all as an extended family (if you include gellar as the redheaded stepbrother you only talk about in whispers). icon_cool
3  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (5/24/16) on: May 24, 2016, 03:32:05 AM
On the fence about Overwatch. On the one hand, I don't play MP games because they bore me. On the other hand, those animated shorts have been so amazing that I want to buy the game just to show my support even if I never actually play it. What to do.
4  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DOOM on: May 21, 2016, 12:44:45 PM
Ok that CyberDemon can go screw himself.
5  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie]Captain America 3 on: May 20, 2016, 01:51:25 PM
Watched this again last night and it's still spectacular. Rock solid entertainment from beginning to end and I cannot praise Black Panther or Spider-Man enough. I have so many favorite parts it's hard to pick and choose, but I what I adore most is that this film as a whole refutes the gleeful carnage of the previous Avengers movies. "We dropped a building on him while we were kickin' ass." As messy as "Age of Ultron" was, this movie makes up for a lot of it by being almost entirely about the fallout from such wanton destruction.

And then you have Spider-Man namechecking "Empire Strikes Back" to Tony Stark and my brain melts from nerd glee.
6  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Ghostbusters Movie in the Works on: May 20, 2016, 01:46:44 PM
This deal is getting worse all the time. Honestly, is it too much to ask Sony to stop showing any more of their film? Every time they show us more, it just looks worse. The original was lightning in a bottle, and if you want evidence of how hard it is to get a sequel right, look no further than Ghostbusters 2. Same everything, and nowhere near as good as the original (despite having its charms). This thing looks like an unfunny mess of a flick, and the only thing the trailers have convinced me of is to not give them my money.
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DOOM on: May 18, 2016, 04:26:59 AM
Finally got out of the Kadinger Sanctum (or however you spell it) and that was one long "how did I survive that?" running battle. I can't imagine how nuts the insane levels are.
8  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DOOM on: May 18, 2016, 12:53:07 AM
Also, when you pick up a DOOM doll, you get a little cue from the original game. Found the secret original level in the first and third maps but hell if I can find them anywhere else. You can go back and choose whatever mission you want and then, yes, you do have to rekill everything, but you can take your time and explore without the need to get to the next map/mission. Going to try to get some more time in tonight as I haven't played since Friday.
9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DOOM on: May 15, 2016, 10:04:24 PM
I'm on Hurt Me Plenty and in Hell I've had a round with 4 Cacodemons, a half dozen Hell Knights, lord knows how many imps, and then for kicks they threw in a pair of revenants. Olde schoole fun.
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DOOM on: May 15, 2016, 02:05:28 PM
Made it to hell and sweet Jesus it gets insane. I'm seriously out of practice at these games. Hell Knights bum rushing you really sucks, but a super shotgun blast to the face works wonders. Whatever monsters resurrect the others can just die, though. All of them.
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DOOM on: May 13, 2016, 09:38:48 PM
Supposedly, but I have no clue where it was in either of the first two levels. You're correct - this one has the feeling of classic Doom just right. And good lord are the maps big.
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DOOM on: May 13, 2016, 07:00:05 PM
Oh, and found a really fun secret in the third map:

Spoiler for Hiden:
You flip a lever and it opens a door through which you can play on one of the original Doom maps. You, your weapons, and enemies are all new but the walls and powerups are all from the early 90s. Doing this unlocks the ability to play the whole map in the extras menu, or something like it. That's pretty neat.
13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DOOM on: May 13, 2016, 06:35:50 PM
Holy crap is this thing fun. I also managed to get a suit of armor by standing on a handrail to get some elevation. So they remembered to rig the game a little bit. Also, I have no idea how to get some of those secrets. I'm really curious to dive into SnapMap but I won't touch that bit until tonight when the kids are down.
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DOOM on: May 13, 2016, 04:25:21 PM
I'm with Bullwinkle. I also think that's who you're playing. I'm almost through the second map and the takeaways thus far are, as noted, the jaw dropping beauty of it all, and the sheer size of the maps. There was a funny comparison once of the original doom map to, say, a current Call of Duty one and the CoD one had you walking through a hallway interspersed with cutscenes while the doom map was gigantic. That seems to be the case here. The maps are huge. But I just picked up a chainsaw, so excuse me while I go work out my anger issues.
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (5/10/16) on: May 12, 2016, 06:20:58 PM
Planning on picking up DOOM unless the reviews all say it sucks. Then again, I somehow suspect that the reviews will be stellar [strike]since most were bought off as usual[/strike]. But it's been a while since I've dropped full price on a game, and My Fair Lady already gave me the go ahead. So why not? PS4 version here I come!
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Harvest Moon-like game No. 1 at Steam's top sellers list on: April 19, 2016, 02:19:51 AM
My "days" tend to last about 15 minutes or so total. In that time, I'm up at 6 a.m. and am racing to bed around the midnight - 1:30 a.m. range.
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: April 18, 2016, 04:28:35 PM
Ok, I'm about 40 hrs into this and have completed the first year. Very, very fun if you enjoy a quiet farming game. I haven't focused on relationships with the town because I honestly don't care. Sure you can get married, but I have enough of that in real life.

Some of the tricks include knowing what to farm and when. In the fall, pumpkins. Pumpkins everywhere. Get enough with solid fertilizer and they can bankroll the next few months. If you see a bush with colored dots all over it, right click on it for berries.

You can load up on berries and sell them, or used them for jams and sell those for more. Also, in the summer grow a ton of hops. Then build a few casks and you can brew pale ale (or wine if you use grapes/fruit). Those sell for a couple hundred each. Takes a lot of time (I basically brewed beer all winter) but when you drop them all in one go, you'll pull a solid chunk of change.

Mining - upgrade your pickaxe first and hit the mine on rainy days (after petting your animals if applicable). The mine in town goes down about 120 levels and on lucky days, you'll score on gems.

I also got the minecarts working first (mainly by accident) and those help so much in warping around town. Much better than wasting resources on single-use totems.

Overall, this is a really fun game once you get into it. It's slow paced, quiet and what I was looking for at the time. DOOM will be here soon enough, and I'll crank up the adrenaline then.

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18  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movie trailer catch all on: April 11, 2016, 04:02:57 AM
Suicide Squad, trailer 2
19  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: April 11, 2016, 02:51:10 AM

Quote from: farley2k on April 06, 2016, 12:59:26 PM

All of these are pure truth.
20  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movie trailer catch all on: April 11, 2016, 02:45:05 AM
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: April 10, 2016, 08:32:44 PM
Ready to..... (kids enter the room distracting me and I just notice a day later that I screwed that up)

Ready to play a full year with a plan in mind. - what I meant to say

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22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 4/8/16 edition on: April 10, 2016, 03:21:14 AM
Stardew Valley has its hooks in me and I cannot stop playing. I'm shocked how much fun it is to clear out my farm, or go caving, or do any of the other farming things you can do. Half of my farm is overgrown with trees and shrubs though, mainly because I can only take care of so much at a time. I'm going through the whole first year as my testing ground, then once spring starts over I'll be ready to.
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend playlist - President's Day 2016 Edition on: February 14, 2016, 05:04:08 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on February 13, 2016, 11:28:56 AM

I will be continuing my first campaign in XCOM 2.  Most of you have died horrific deaths and those who haven't look like they narrowly survived an encounter with Leatherface but *I* am having a fantastic time!

-Autistic Angel

We do what we can to have your back! Right up to the point where the aliens shoot us in ours. thumbsup
24  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.
25  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.
26  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
27  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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28  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.
29  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.
30  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.
31  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:

Just Cause 3 (PS4)
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (PC)
Stardew Valley (PC) - took it as far as I wanted to, which counts as a win in my book
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (PS4)
32  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.
33  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
34  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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35  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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36  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!
37  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.
38  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.
39  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?
40  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.
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