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81  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Games Finished 2012 -Console and PC Games on: January 03, 2012, 01:04:29 AM
Completed:

Saint's Row The Third (Xbox 360)
LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (Xbox 360)
Mass Effect (PC)
Dead Space 2 (PC)
Half-Life 2 (PC)
Half-Life 2: Episode One (PC)
Portal 2 (PC)
Deus Ex: Human Revolution (PC)
Torchlight (PC)
Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY (PC)
Batman: Arkham City (PC)
LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4 (Xbox 360)
Borderlands GOTY (PC)
Borderlands 2 (Xbox 360)


This space for rent.
82  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / AssCreed Rev (360) For Your Saints Row 3? on: December 13, 2011, 11:42:28 PM
Looking to pick up SR3. Would this trade work for you? Thanks.
83  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 12/9/11 on: December 09, 2011, 09:39:06 PM
AC:R. Trying to wrap that up so I can go back to Batman and Dead Island.
84  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA]Minecraft on: November 19, 2011, 10:47:19 PM
LOL. That's awesome.
85  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: November 17, 2011, 05:10:46 AM
The first two seasons of Warehouse 13 are up and I've absolutely fallen in love with this show. It's hilarious, and a supernatural treasure hunt each week with a funnier version of Mulder & Scully is just what I was looking for. I wish there was more of an overall threat in the first season (three eps does not an archnemesis make) but it's a really fun show to watch.
86  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New COD and AC out next year,Saints Row 4 also happening on: November 09, 2011, 07:01:03 PM

Quote from: EddieA on November 09, 2011, 12:37:56 PM

I'm assuming they mean the 2012 game will be something completely new, with a new protagonist and setting.

This. Revelations is supposed to be the end of Ezio's story so either the future guy or another protagonist will take the lead. I sincerely hope the lead is as strong a character as Ezio because this series has benefited immensely from him being the star. Character matters.
87  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: November 09, 2011, 06:57:54 PM
Everytime I come into this thread I lose money. Stop it.
88  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 11/4/11 on: November 06, 2011, 01:28:28 AM
I've been working all day today at the office so ode the little one is down it's either Batman or Dead Island. Probably Batman though Dead Island is still so damn much fun that it's really tempting me.
89  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: November 02, 2011, 10:11:41 PM
Watched the trailer and have absolutely no interest in this. Zero.
90  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman:Arkham City due this October! on: October 31, 2011, 03:01:34 AM
Finished it as well this weekend and AA was much, much better. Tighter and more focused overall. There's a lot to love here and I do feel that the combat offers more options here. But the story wasn't that great and the game overall feels like a monster mash or a greatest hits package. I seriously enjoyed Arkham City and I'm going through finishing off side quests and stuff though. I got a heck of a lot of fun out of AC and I can't wait to get into all the challenges.
91  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman:Arkham City due this October! on: October 27, 2011, 02:42:46 PM
Oh hai Catwoman, almost forgot you were in the game.
92  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman:Arkham City due this October! on: October 23, 2011, 06:26:31 PM
Actually the big guy in the basement took me a while too until I realized what to do. Then it was a five minute fight. That one's deceptive. Actually the one I hated the most was in the Chamber of the Demon (you'll know when you're there) because it's a forced flying mission. That was when I realized how much I sucked at dive bombing so it forced me to get the timing right on it. After that sequence flying has been less of an issue.

Overall after about 12 hours of play, I'm in love. The learning curve is way steep and they don't necessarily hold your hand from the start. The result is disorientation ala my earlier post. The distractions are still overwhelming in number, but if you focus on the story then you can focus on the story and that's that. Didn't get that at first but I totally get it now.  Playing through again on New Game+ is going to pwn. I haven't done the challenge maps yet but I waited to do those in the first game and I'll wait this time.

The number of characters in this is just insane, for the record. But I'm jonsing to play it right now because it's just so damn much fun.
93  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman:Arkham City due this October! on: October 19, 2011, 09:42:00 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 19, 2011, 09:05:31 PM

Quote
Pete, the head of Arkham is now the mayor of Gotham and it's three months and change later. Aside from that and multiple references to the overall plot of the original (Titan drug), you're good to go picking this up.

I think the Joker said 6 months.

And you're trusting the Joker over me why?
94  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman:Arkham City due this October! on: October 19, 2011, 08:43:53 PM
Pete, the head of Arkham is now the mayor of Gotham and it's three months and change later. Aside from that and multiple references to the overall plot of the original (Titan drug), you're good to go picking this up.

I'm slowly getting back into the cobat routine and increasing my skills. It's absolutely vital to up your melee defense right from the start so you can last longer. Bullets can wait, but melee is important. I've also upped the critical hits skills and now I'm just wailing on the criminals. Overall, I'm enjoying the heck out of it.

But...

The go anywhere aspect is, surprisingly, not well suited to this story. Part of the greatness of Arkham Asylum was the go anywhere aspect because it was confined to a limited space. Blow that up to the size of this game and you lose one of AA's greatest strengths - focus. You always knew where you were going and what you had to do. Beating criminals to a pulp while en route to your goals was icing on the cake. But in AC, if you want to chase down Zasz you can do that. Oh look, Riddler prize! Hey, what's that over there? WHEEEEE!!! It's a case of focus versus a case of ADD. Again, I'm really liking AC but the mass expansion is, ironically, not working in its favor.

Also, a guy online calling himself Film Crit Hulk (great in character film writer) did a scathing critique of the gross sexism in the game. I have to agree with him and I guess the other game journos are so numbed to that aspect of gaming that they just ignored it. But Hulk made several good points, namely that this was nowhere to be found in AA but it's everywhere in AC. What's the point?

Regardless, I'm enjoying the game for the most part but not grabbing me quite the way AA did.
95  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/17) on: October 17, 2011, 09:24:32 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on October 17, 2011, 08:12:46 AM

on 360

This.
96  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Console version of Crysis is now available for purchase and download! on: October 06, 2011, 03:49:45 PM
Played through both games Pete. Crysis 2 is a basic on the rails shooter with some cool atmospherics whereas Crysis allows for far more improvising on the fly. It's more fun too overall.
97  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 05, 2011, 01:40:43 PM

Quote from: ScubaV on October 05, 2011, 01:52:49 AM



Awesome.
98  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Console version of Crysis is now available for purchase and download! on: October 05, 2011, 01:38:23 PM
I agree with Tilt. The Delta difficulty is just awesome on several levels. Also Crysis is far more focused than Far Cry 2 was. I loooooooved Far Cry 2 but you could go just about anywhere in it and do something. Crysis does confine you to specific areas that open up as the story advances. For example, you can't get to where the tanks are right at the start. I'm seriously thinking about DLing this now.
99  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Ken Burns Prohibition starts tonight on: October 04, 2011, 01:18:36 AM
My dad and I got the chance to see and hear Ken Burns last month when he came to town promoting this. We heard some insights into his process as well as a lot of golden stories of the era. The tale of the Washingtonians alone is going to knock you guys out. Also the punchline on what happened to the lady who actually enforced Prohibition is a howler.
100  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 9-30-11 on: September 30, 2011, 09:38:30 PM
I may have a solid amount of free time tonight so I'm going to try to light up the last section or so of Dead Island. Wound up in an impromptu game with three others about two nights ago and we blew through so many quests I didn't even know where I was at by the time we finished. We had soooo much fun it was ridiculous. Still totally loving on this game and it will absolutely be the only thing I play between now and Arkham City... which its the week after I come back from a long vacation to the east coast. Booyah.
101  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 9-23-2011 on: September 24, 2011, 03:21:17 AM
Pretty much playing Dead Island until Arkham City hits.
102  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Disk Boot Failure on Win7 on: September 21, 2011, 02:23:05 AM
Alright so my PC has started crashing lately. Boots up fine and I get to the desktop no worries. Then a black screen with the normal startup text only this time it says Disk Boot Failure. Please insert system disk and press enter. WTF?
103  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Dead Island 360 Co-Op on: September 20, 2011, 02:01:06 AM
Who's down for some zombie slaying on 360? If you're on, join me. My mic doesn't work so I'm not being rude or ignoring you.
104  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Max Payne 3 Announced on: September 18, 2011, 03:59:03 AM
Ok, so the first two were great and this one is... a rip-off of Man on Fire?
105  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3]Dead Island on: September 15, 2011, 08:21:55 PM
A couple of missions are like that. For example, Nolan wants two gas cans from the southern station. You don't have to fill them up, just pick them up and you're GTG. Didn't realize that at first.
106  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3]Dead Island on: September 12, 2011, 02:27:23 AM
I agree that this was rushed. It's like it was 75 to 80% of the way there (maybe even 85%) but they had to get it out because people were demanding it based on that trailer. The trailer was so freaking good that people had to play the game right now. I think if they'd held the trailer until just before E3 (or released it during) then they'd still have enough of a window to push the release to this coming February or even March. I think then the game would be mush stronger and tighter as a result.
107  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: EA & Starbreeze present Syndicate on: September 12, 2011, 01:32:55 AM
Oddly, I have less of a problem with this is they do go the Deus Ex route. But if they go the God of War route FPS-style then yeah, fail. But if the main character has ballpoint pens strapped to his arms that he swirls around and kills people with while screaming "ACQUIRE!" I think I'd love it.
108  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3]Dead Island on: September 12, 2011, 01:29:42 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on September 11, 2011, 05:22:22 PM

Has anyone started over to try a different build?  I'm playing with Xian, but I think my build sucks.  Is there a way to reset talents?

I'm playing the rapper guy and no there is no respec option. I'm fine with the skills I've chosen thus far, and just got the option to death-stomp zombies when they're on the ground. You aim for the head and crush it with a stomp and it RULES. Also, there's no shortage of blunt instruments around which are this guy's specialty and beating a zombie to death with a shovel is just awesome. But it WAS great throwing a sickle into a zombie's face, then as the zombie charged me again I ripped the sickle out and decapitated him with it.

Yeah, I'm going to be playing this one for a loooooong time. smile
109  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3]Dead Island on: September 11, 2011, 02:03:21 AM
You're completing challenges and achievements for starters. For others, it costs money to repair your equipment, not to mention upgrade and enhance things. Completing quests nets you way more cash, and every so often if you really look for them you can find cash registers with a couple hundred in them. Should be fine for everything, though I have no idea how expensive the bigger upgrades are later in the game.

Personally, I'm just having too much fun exploring and hunting for people to rescue while dodging zombies. But I find it interesting that as the rapper (heavy, blunt weapons) I can spam the kick move and take out a group of zombies without much effort. It may take longer but it a) doesn't draw from your stamina which is an odd choice, and b) saves wear/tear on your weapons for when you need them (thugs for example).

It's an interesting game. Some wonky design moves, not a lot of ways to guide you, some glaring bugs (see above), but overall I really like the immersion and the atmosphere. Everyone in the game feels appropriately desperate, several are trapped and need help, and you never know when a zombie is going to attack from behind. The addition of the weapon mods and degradation demand a cautious strategy, and I'm not even close to going into the city yet. The game may lose steam after a while but for right now I'm totally digging it.

FYI - If you haven't already solved it, the guy who needs "just one more bottle of alcohol" in the center of the bungalos takes like 15 bottles and the game never tells you that. Something to consider - he is a raging alcoholic. slywink
110  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3]Dead Island on: September 10, 2011, 07:04:00 PM
I also don't like how it's tough to find the people who call in on the radios. Then again that may just be because so many games have coddled us for so long that I can no longer think for myself and work the problem intelligently. Hold my hand dammit!!!!
111  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3]Dead Island on: September 10, 2011, 07:02:49 PM
Alright slight problem. In the early going you can go down some sets of stairs to restrooms. When you try to come back up you hit an invisible wall and can't climb out. The only way I've found around that is to go right up to where the "wall" is then crouch and try to force your way up. Grrr.
112  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 9/09/11 - Ten years gone on: September 09, 2011, 02:57:47 PM
Planning on really focusing on Dead Island tonight. After raiding luggage for an hour like a TSA agent I moved on and explored some. I really want to devote three or four hours in a row to it. It seems like Dead Rising combined with Fallout only wonkier.
113  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dead Island on: September 08, 2011, 03:32:49 PM
I'm playing this on 360 and I've now raided so much luggage that I feel comfortable working for the TSA.  thumbsup
114  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 08/12/11 on: August 15, 2011, 04:03:55 AM
Didn't game a heck of a lot but what I got in was wrapup on LA Noire. Going for the film canisters now and once I've got those I'm done with it. After that I may take a gaming break for two to three weeks until Dead Island hits. Maybe I'll read a book or something. I heard those were good timesinks.
115  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: August 15, 2011, 03:30:30 AM

Quote from: Enough on August 11, 2011, 11:11:33 PM



Win.
116  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Fall Gaming Rush is Coming! The Fall Gaming Rush is Coming! on: August 15, 2011, 03:19:04 AM
Dead Island on PC will be my next purchase. Then Arkham City for 360, followed by AssCred Revelations-But-Not-Really.
117  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dead Space 2 on: August 10, 2011, 07:21:02 PM
Im halfway through Ch. 4 now on PC and I like it. Much better and faster paced than the first one. Also while there are some fetch quests, it's not as blatant as the first game. I loved the opening in the straight jacket as all hell breaks loose and there's not a damn thing you can do about it. Also the ending of Ch. 2 on the train is more exciting than anything in the first game.

Well played EA. Well played.
118  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What is your favourite X-File Episode? on: August 06, 2011, 05:52:22 AM
My two favorites were The Unnatural (which showed off such a pure love of baseball and of life itself that it should be required viewing for all would be tv writers) and Triangle which I consider one of the best episodes of anything ever.
119  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman:Arkham City due this October! on: August 03, 2011, 04:20:35 PM
It'd be hilarious if the DK Returns skin also had a lower stamina attached to it. Also it be funny as hell watching a bunch of fatass Batmen in MP wailing on each other.
120  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Portal 2 on: July 05, 2011, 03:05:52 PM
I just restarted this and I never realized how many small details they throw out right at the beginning which pay off later. Like the low voltage potato.
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