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1  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: July 21, 2014, 04:24:54 PM
Here's an example of the Ralph McQuarrie concept art they're talking about:

2  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Happy Birthday Hark! on: July 18, 2014, 12:52:45 PM
Happy 60th!
3  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: July 17, 2014, 09:18:16 PM

Quote from: Lee on July 17, 2014, 09:08:56 PM

Now do I spend money on it or try to save gold? I seem to be so far behind everyone on legendary and rare cards, I am considering dropping money on packs as well.

I've been saving up gold for it, but doing the math it seems you get a lot more gold/$ equivalent by spending real dollars on this expansion compared to what your dollars get you in the card store.  I think I'll probably spend the $20.

4  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Pocket Gamer's 100 most anticipated iOS/Android games on: July 17, 2014, 01:21:20 PM
That was on the list just before Tiny Tower Vegas -- it does look pretty interesting.
5  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So...what would ya say...ya do here? on: July 16, 2014, 03:46:11 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on July 16, 2014, 03:43:08 PM

having never seen any of those, and only knowing what tub girl is.  could you tell me what they others are so my curiosity can avoid looking them up as well?  ninja

I was this close to googling a picture of an actual blue waffle to post as a joke until I realized I was about to make myself see whatever it is we're hoping to never see.
6  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Pocket Gamer's 100 most anticipated iOS/Android games on: July 16, 2014, 01:52:21 PM

Quote from: Lee on July 16, 2014, 12:15:15 AM

A new Tiny Tower?? Why? I still don't get this "game". I am sure it will be the same game with different graphics as usual from them.

I enjoyed the first one until the progression got too slow, and then I enjoyed Tiny Death Star until the progression got too slow.  But another one already?  These free-to-play games are already so formulaic, 83% of the fun is seeing the formula applied to a new setting.  I don't see how Vegas is going to feel that much different than Tiny Tower 1.
7  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Taken 3? on: July 16, 2014, 05:15:45 AM
If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of funny cat pictures, funny cat pictures I have acquired over a very long career.
8  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Pocket Gamer's 100 most anticipated iOS/Android games on: July 16, 2014, 03:35:29 AM
Fun list, lots of stuff I hadn't heard about. 

Some that caught my eye:

  • Death Road to Canada - sounds fun
  • Motorsport Manager - prettier version of a Kairosoft game?  Sold!
  • Fat Princess - had a lot of fun with the PS3 game so I'm curious to see this weird concoction
  • Bears vs. Art - anything Halfbrick gets my attention
  • Framed - I'm a sucker for anything clever and original
  • 80 Days - I'm not totally sold but looks interesting
  • Dog Sled Saga - doggies
9  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [iOS] OTTTD (Was Cool June Releases) on: July 14, 2014, 05:35:06 PM

Quote from: Lee on July 14, 2014, 05:11:29 PM

Figures.

I played it some this weekend. I like it for the most part, it's fun, but not crazy about the mechanics. Since you can't see all the various resistance/damage stats as you play it basically just turns into lay down a mixture of turrets to augment with you heroes.

Touch an incoming enemy creep and it'll show his resistances at the bottom right of the screen.
10  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Taken 3? on: July 14, 2014, 05:06:38 PM
Liam tries to post on Facebook that he's finally made sure that he and all his love ones are secure, but instead he gets a notification that his password has been Taken.
11  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [iOS] OTTTD (Was Cool June Releases) on: July 14, 2014, 04:20:47 PM

Quote from: farley2k on July 14, 2014, 04:16:58 PM


Of course it just became free.  I just bought it.  Just holler if there are any other ones you want me to make free.
12  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: What virus/malware software do you use? on: July 14, 2014, 03:45:51 PM
What does the paid Malwarebytes get you over the free version?
13  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: What virus/malware software do you use? on: July 14, 2014, 02:37:15 AM
Another happy user of Microsoft Security Essentials.  I hear lots of great stuff about NOD32, too, so if it were me I'd choose between those two.
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dual Shock 4 now works with PS3 on: July 09, 2014, 07:53:18 PM
The PS4 controller is loads better than the PS3 controller, so you'd probably really like it if you bought it.
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PAX South tickets on sale on: July 09, 2014, 05:49:47 PM
How hard is it to get tickets to Prime?  PAX East has started selling out insanely fast in the last few years.
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PAX South tickets on sale on: July 09, 2014, 05:40:39 PM
There's a new Penny Arcade Expo coming January 23-25, 2015 to San Antonio:

Tickets

As nice as it is for the PAX folks to add a new location for me now that I've moved away from Boston, astoundingly that's the one weekend in 2015 that I already have plans for.
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Steam] Nosgoth on: July 09, 2014, 02:48:54 AM
What, seriously? Were they afk? I swear it looked like they were just ineffectually standing there letting you wail on them.
18  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [iOS] OTTTD (Was Cool June Releases) on: July 09, 2014, 02:47:24 AM
I'm also having fun with Plundernauts.  I'm halfway through the second system and haven't yet felt like I've hit a paywall, so as long as I can keep having fun for free I'll keep having fun. The periods of downtime don't bother me yet, and I imagine the simplicity of the naval combat lite would probably get to me if I played more than 5 battles at a time.

My current ship is a carrier one with two fighter flights and 3 turrets on just one side. Seems to be doing well for me so far despite the lack of mobility.
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Steam] Nosgoth on: July 08, 2014, 08:33:06 PM
What was the purpose of the NPC grunts you were killing during that little bit I watched?  Do you level up within the match or something?
20  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Kickstarter]Robotech Academy on: July 07, 2014, 08:49:01 PM

Quote from: hepcat on July 07, 2014, 08:38:03 PM

Did you perhaps all make your right testicles more attractive to Harmony Gold in such a way as to draw their attention during the nut purchasing process?  Glitter perhaps?  Or maybe some kind of velvet draping?

Nothing like that.  Right Testicle™ is just the name of one of the Zentraedi™ ships:

21  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Kickstarter]Robotech Academy on: July 07, 2014, 08:36:46 PM

Quote from: hepcat on July 07, 2014, 08:35:12 PM

Also, why the demand that it be specifically your left testicle?  Is the right nut less worthy for some reason?

Harmony Gold owns the rights to all of our right testicles.
22  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Kickstarter]Robotech Academy on: July 07, 2014, 06:49:48 PM

Quote from: ATB on July 07, 2014, 06:45:17 PM

Rick Hunter in his Skull Squadron Veritech would have taken them both at the same time.

How about Jetfire/Skyfire vs. Rick Hunter + Veritech?  IP lawyers don't get to enter the fight.
23  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Kickstarter]Robotech Academy on: July 07, 2014, 06:25:56 PM
This is clearly the kind of thread that has to turn to insults.  Can't go just talking to each other nicely.
24  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Kickstarter]Robotech Academy on: July 07, 2014, 06:22:33 PM

Quote from: hepcat on July 07, 2014, 06:16:22 PM

This thread delivers in such a delightful way.   thumbsup



edit: oh wait no, better one:
25  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Kickstarter]Robotech Academy on: July 07, 2014, 06:14:12 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on July 07, 2014, 06:08:44 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on July 07, 2014, 05:53:33 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on July 07, 2014, 05:21:15 PM

For the Robotech only folks, Protoculture isn't remotely the same.  It's only in Macross, for one, and it's neither a plant or energy source, but is as its name implies, the first culture, basically think Precursors or Forerunners.

Remotely the same as what?  My hypothetical Volt-Go-Formers show?

Between Macross, Southern Cross, MOSPEADA and Robotech.   Protoculture is the through line between the series in the US adaptation, but is only actually present in Macross as a term and there it means something else entirely.  Southern Cross does have the Flowers of Light though which basically do behave as what is presented in Robotech as Protoculture.  Neither are present in MOSPEADA.

I may be missing what you're trying to say, but hypothetically you could just find some way to bring the Matrix of Leadership into GoBots and Voltron to have a similar tie-together.
26  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Kickstarter]Robotech Academy on: July 07, 2014, 05:53:33 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on July 07, 2014, 05:21:15 PM

For the Robotech only folks, Protoculture isn't remotely the same.  It's only in Macross, for one, and it's neither a plant or energy source, but is as its name implies, the first culture, basically think Precursors or Forerunners.

Remotely the same as what?  My hypothetical Volt-Go-Formers show?
27  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Kickstarter]Robotech Academy on: July 07, 2014, 04:05:24 PM

Quote from: ATB on July 07, 2014, 03:49:03 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on July 07, 2014, 03:30:08 PM

Quote from: ATB on July 07, 2014, 03:05:50 PM

Have no idea what the proper story is vs. the non-proper story.

You probably mostly remember the adventures of the SDF-1 with Rick Hunter, Minmei, Admiral Gloval, etc.  Those episodes have nothing to do with the adventures of Rand and the other guys with motorcycles that turn into robots.  You probably have little to no memory of the adventures of Dana Sterling, but those were also hamfisted into the 'Robotech' umbrella despite having nothing to do with the above two series.

I watched all 3 series. Invid invasion was my favorite. macross was 2. Robotech Masters (Dana Sterling) was a distant 3rd.

And how did they not match up? Seemed to work pretty well?

Imagine you heard that a studio in Russia bought the rights to GoBots, Transformers, and Voltron, changed names and some dialogue, and then played them together as seasons in a series with their stories and characters all somehow being connected.
28  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Kickstarter]Robotech Academy on: July 07, 2014, 03:30:08 PM

Quote from: ATB on July 07, 2014, 03:05:50 PM

Have no idea what the proper story is vs. the non-proper story.

You probably mostly remember the adventures of the SDF-1 with Rick Hunter, Minmei, Admiral Gloval, etc.  Those episodes have nothing to do with the adventures of Rand and the other guys with motorcycles that turn into robots.  You probably have little to no memory of the adventures of Dana Sterling, but those were also hamfisted into the 'Robotech' umbrella despite having nothing to do with the above two series.
29  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (07/07) on: July 07, 2014, 02:57:57 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on July 07, 2014, 02:48:56 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on July 07, 2014, 01:11:28 PM

NADA
^ This


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30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (07/07) on: July 07, 2014, 12:58:22 PM
Another Another World?  Anything new with this release or are they just porting the last release over to the new systems?
31  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Civilization Revolution 2 Reased for Ipad...and apparently nobody knew... on: July 04, 2014, 06:33:04 PM

Quote from: JayDee on July 04, 2014, 06:25:41 PM

Worth it for someone who never owned the first one?

Probably. Do you like the idea of a Civ playthrough condensed into an hour or two?
32  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Have 3DS releases gone into hibernation? on: July 03, 2014, 05:34:49 PM
I don't think I've touched my 3DS since Bravely Default.  Has anything come out for it recently?  I know there's some cool stuff due in the fall, but for the past buncha months I don't think I've seen anyone talking about the system at all.
33  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: SCOTUS Screws Us Again: Welcome to the Police State! on: July 03, 2014, 05:31:35 PM

Quote from: Zekester on July 03, 2014, 04:16:11 PM

Quote from: Scraper on July 03, 2014, 01:02:17 PM

Off topic True story:

I was playing Watch Dogs last night  randomly scanning the NPCs and a guy named Zeke came up. His description was "Likes to troll political message boards". I just about lost it. Too perfect. I took a screen shot with my PS4 but I'm not sure how to transfer that to this board.

What other message boards do I participate in again?  retard Pretty sure i've been absent from even this particular one for a very long time til recently. Ya, I can see where i'd be easily mistaken for a troll   retard retard

T-Rex : movement :: Zeke : persecution
34  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: WAZ 7/3/14 on: July 03, 2014, 05:26:47 PM
Zeke, they're trying to do you a service by labelling the burgers that came from gay cows.
35  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Civilization Revolution 2 Reased for Ipad...and apparently nobody knew... on: July 03, 2014, 04:18:20 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on July 02, 2014, 05:30:06 PM

Quote from: Gratch on July 02, 2014, 05:15:34 PM

Is there any way to cancel a unit's movement?  I accidentally tapped a spot way across the map, and now my unit just keeps automatically moving there no matter what I do.  Can't figure out how to cancel it.

The game looks great, but my iPad feels like it's going to melt after about 10 minutes.  I've never felt it get this hot before.

I had trouble cancelling a unit's movement, too.  I think maybe you need to re-select the unit by pressing the unit icon in the bottom right (end turn slider) repeatedly?  I'll have to try later.

I think I was able to press and hold on a unit to erase its previous orders and give it new ones.

Do you know how to sell units or upgrade them?
36  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Civilization Revolution 2 Reased for Ipad...and apparently nobody knew... on: July 02, 2014, 05:30:06 PM

Quote from: Gratch on July 02, 2014, 05:15:34 PM

Is there any way to cancel a unit's movement?  I accidentally tapped a spot way across the map, and now my unit just keeps automatically moving there no matter what I do.  Can't figure out how to cancel it.

The game looks great, but my iPad feels like it's going to melt after about 10 minutes.  I've never felt it get this hot before.

I had trouble cancelling a unit's movement, too.  I think maybe you need to re-select the unit by pressing the unit icon in the bottom right (end turn slider) repeatedly?  I'll have to try later.

And yeah, holy jebus does it heat up an iPad.

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on July 02, 2014, 05:18:13 PM

Has there been any changes to the map sizes? My main quibble with Civ Rev was that even the largest maps were too small; it was impossible to avoid the other civilizations even early on in the game.

Hmm, unless I'm missing something there doesn't seem to be any way to adjust map size when you create a game.  I haven't mapped the entire planet in a game yet, so I can't comment on how big the standard map is.
37  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Re: Civilization Revolution 2 Reased for Ipad...and apparently nobody knew... on: July 02, 2014, 02:26:22 PM

Quote from: Canuck on July 02, 2014, 02:19:58 PM

$15 is a little rich for my blood. I'll get it when it hits around $7.

Since I just bought today it at full price it'll probably be on sale tomorrow.
38  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Enchanted 2 on: July 02, 2014, 02:22:06 PM
The first one is pretty popular both with The Wife and me and with the kiddos, so we'll welcome the sequel with open arms.  I just hope Amy Adams agrees to sell her soul this time and let Disney use her likeness on dolls and stuff, as my kids would love if we could get into some moichandising! moichandising!
39  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Civilization Revolution 2 Reased for Ipad...and apparently nobody knew... on: July 02, 2014, 01:21:22 PM
Interface seems really clean and intuitive.  I'm trying my first game on an iPhone 4S and so far everything's easy to see.  Getting a few framerate hiccups during fast scrolling and at the start of combat animations.

Attacking my first barbarian camp, I couldn't see what the defending unit was until I attacked, unless I had the Scout ability.  Is that a new game mechanic?  I can't remember.

Oh and this seems neat.  At about turn 5 my domestic advisor presented me with a choice of 4 goals from my citizens, oriented toward combat, commerce, research, and something else.  I chose 'kill 2 barbarians', so let's see what that amounts to.  (amounted to a free upgrade to one of my combat units)

Ok, that's all you get for now.  Framerate issues are getting a bit too annoying, so I'll have to wait until I can play on my iPad.  I don't recommend the game if you'll be playing on a 4S or weaker.

Aside from the framerate issues, seems pretty good so far.
40  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Civilization Revolution 2 Reased for Ipad...and apparently nobody knew... on: July 02, 2014, 12:58:40 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on July 02, 2014, 12:36:40 PM

Civilization Revolution 2 also notably shuns the dominant free-to-play business model in mobile gaming. It costs £10.49 to download from the App Store, with no in-app purchases.

I did see this blurb, though:
Quote
Developer 2K China is also promising to release additional map sections and civilization leaders through the App Store. Players will have the option to purchase these characters and areas and add them to their game, although doing so is purely cosmetic.

I just found a forumer's impressions on Pocket Tactics that calls it Civ Rev 1 with more polish.  He unfortunately also says the AI isn't much better, which is disappointing.

I'd love to have a better CivRev in my pocket though, so I guess I'll be a guinea pig.  I think I have time for one game this morning, so I'll try to get some quick impressions up in an hour.
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