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121  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:
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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.
122  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Heroes of the Storm on: July 01, 2014, 11:50:11 PM
Just to be sure, you did press the button on your Battle.net account to opt-in, right?
123  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Heroes of the Storm on: July 01, 2014, 08:17:28 PM
Anyone get in today?  Looks like a big wave of invites went out.
124  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/neXtBox/360/Ps3/Ps4] Wolfenstein:The New Order on: June 30, 2014, 08:49:50 PM
Ohhh, I'm sorry.  I had it in my head that Last Light was the third game in the series.
125  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/neXtBox/360/Ps3/Ps4] Wolfenstein:The New Order on: June 30, 2014, 07:32:12 PM
Do you need to play the earlier ones to enjoy the new one?
126  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/neXtBox/360/Ps3/Ps4] Wolfenstein:The New Order on: June 30, 2014, 06:52:00 PM
Do you need to play the older Metros to get the most out of Last Light?
127  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Broken Age (formerly Double Fine Adventure) on: June 28, 2014, 07:09:15 PM

Quote from: Caine on June 28, 2014, 07:04:26 PM

so, general consensus on this one?  Steam has this for a flash sale at $8.49 today. 

I think it's fantastic.  Well worth $8.50 if you're remotely interested.
128  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Transformers 4: Age of Extinction on: June 28, 2014, 03:27:27 AM

Quote from: naednek on June 28, 2014, 03:24:59 AM

Quote from: hepcat on June 27, 2014, 08:11:19 PM

It can't be as bad as 24.  I love watching that show to catch scenes in which Jack informs everyone that he's going to be able to outrun the drone thanks to the awesome turbo power of the 2014 Nissan Rogue...

no, this is the worst I've seen...  And it was shown last week at the premiere of Falling Skies Season 4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KScul6hF6f8

I've found that commercials for products have an extremely high amount of product placement.
129  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Transformers 4: Age of Extinction on: June 27, 2014, 08:09:33 PM

Quote from: Caine on June 27, 2014, 08:07:36 PM

I've heard that the product placement in this one is taken to a whole new level of in-your-face douchebaggery and that they don't even try justifying showing half of the crap they're shilling.

I think I need to watch this Snakes on a Plane style and get fantastically drunk beforehand.  Treat it like a MST3k episode.
130  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: June 27, 2014, 06:24:29 PM

Quote from: ATB on June 27, 2014, 06:07:03 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on June 27, 2014, 04:42:33 PM

Quote from: Andrew Wonser on June 27, 2014, 04:40:03 PM

I think it was at the last PAX, on the panel with Major Nelson, that one of the people flat out said no when asked if they were ever going to introduce new titans.

Bummer.  Well, I guess I'll just shift my hopes and dreams over to Titanfall 2.

I did that a looooooong time ago.

You never ended up buying it though, did you?  I've sunk a hefty chunk of time into it and enjoyed the ride, but I was hoping they'd add more Titans or at least new weapons as they update the game.  New game modes may excite other people, but that's not at all what I'm looking for.  The multiplayer FPS games I've sunk the most time into have just had one or two game modes that have stayed the same for the numerous years I played them.
131  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: June 27, 2014, 04:42:33 PM

Quote from: Andrew Wonser on June 27, 2014, 04:40:03 PM

I think it was at the last PAX, on the panel with Major Nelson, that one of the people flat out said no when asked if they were ever going to introduce new titans.

Bummer.  Well, I guess I'll just shift my hopes and dreams over to Titanfall 2.
132  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The 10 Commandments of RPGs on: June 27, 2014, 04:27:32 AM

Quote from: Blackhawk on June 27, 2014, 04:06:12 AM

Quote from: Caine on June 26, 2014, 07:42:08 PM

Quote from: farley2k on June 26, 2014, 05:08:02 PM

That reminds me, I should start up Skyrim again  icon_razz

Thou shalt play a Bethesda RPG for 100+ hours without finishing the main quest.

That's called 'character creation.'

Ok, it's taken 15 hours, but I think I finally got my character's nose right...
133  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: June 26, 2014, 05:05:05 PM
There are burn cards for Titans now, which sounds fun.  I'd love to get back into the game but I'm stalled out on a really annoying regen challenge that's deflating my interest.  I also really wish they'd hint at some new Titan types coming in the semi-near future.  New maps and game modes seem a little lackluster for paid DLC, at least for my wallet.
134  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 26, 2014, 03:28:51 PM
The Cleveland Rocks!
135  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 26, 2014, 02:54:02 PM

Quote from: Teggy on June 26, 2014, 02:19:29 PM

Why didn't they just go back to the 20's logo? Clean it up a little and you have a nice classy throwback logo.

The Cleveland Sideways Fallopian Tubes just doesn't have the same ring to it.
136  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The 10 Commandments of RPGs on: June 25, 2014, 04:53:53 PM

Quote from: rittchard on June 25, 2014, 04:42:59 PM

Thou shall "experiment" with gay romance options but not tell anyone.   ninja

I thought we were talking about RPGs?
137  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The 10 Commandments of RPGs on: June 25, 2014, 03:37:40 PM
Thou shalt mourn the death of an important story character despite having numerous resurrection items in your bag.
138  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Kerbal Space Program on: June 25, 2014, 12:58:18 PM
Version .24 is in the experimentals stage, and the devs are saying this version is going to add 64-bit Windows support!
139  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: First CK, now MO? on: June 25, 2014, 12:40:49 AM
You chose to make your last stand in a thread where we're worried a fellow forumer may have died?!
140  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 25, 2014, 12:24:06 AM
ATB, is your beef that this is happening to an establishment that has used the Redskins name for decades, or that it's just plain ridiculous for anyone to be offended by the word redskins itself?  Do you have an issue with the Redskins Hog Rinds trademark getting denied earlier this year, or Redskins Pigskins and Redskins Fanatics getting denied before that?
141  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 24, 2014, 06:14:39 PM

Quote from: Teggy on June 24, 2014, 06:10:33 PM

I think we need to step back for a second and discuss these Indian tacos. This sounds like something my stomach would be happy to be racist about.

Have you had Indian frybread before?  It's that, with taco toppings on it:

142  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 24, 2014, 04:33:29 PM

Quote from: ATB on June 24, 2014, 04:18:21 PM

The problem I have with this is that government stepped in and voided a legally granted trademark because it was 'offensive.'

Rather than just ambiguously "offensive", would you say that the team name consists of or comprises immoral, deceptive, or scandalous matter; or matter which may disparage or falsely suggest a connection with persons, living or dead, institutions, beliefs, or national symbols, or bring them into contempt, or disrepute?
143  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: First CK, now MO? on: June 24, 2014, 03:49:21 PM

Quote from: Arclight on June 24, 2014, 03:46:39 PM

Hey Ceekay, I bet dollars to do-nuts you're having a laugh at all of this "speculation"  Tongue

I think we're all clear that CeeKay left on his own accord, but metallicorphan is the one we're genuinely worried about.
144  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 24, 2014, 02:43:13 PM

Quote from: Zekester on June 24, 2014, 02:24:01 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on June 24, 2014, 02:16:08 PM

Quote from: Zekester on June 24, 2014, 01:51:14 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on June 24, 2014, 01:45:57 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on June 24, 2014, 01:37:01 PM

Quote from: Zekester on June 24, 2014, 01:31:33 PM

Quote from: hepcat on June 24, 2014, 01:27:36 PM

Have I mentioned how much I enjoy everything that Zeke writes?   icon_lol


Just because we are the minority on this forum does not mean that we are wrong on the issue.


So you are saying the Native American's are right then.  stirthepot

Side note on the Native American / Indian.  Upon moving to New Mexico I learned that the Indians here prefer to be called Indians.  All the references you see around here pretty much all say Indian, from Indian tacos to Indian dances to the Indian Culture Center.  Generally, they think "Native American" is a stupid term.  Using just "Native" is acceptable.

I prefer whitebread over whitey. Whitey has a negative connotation.
I also prefer just "pale" as opposed to "paleskin".
Caucasian is just a bizarre word. Don't use it to describe me, thank you.

I wonder if these "Natives" care about my concerns?

If there was a cultural shift and pale whitebreads decided they didn't want to be called Caucasian whitey paleskins anymore, then yeah, I think the Indians around here would respect that.  Why wouldn't they?

Cultural shift? Is that what this is? Does this "cultural shift" include Natives getting more respect? My argument is that the disrespect because of a football's teams name wasn't there in the first place.

And you're the only one here that actually considered that turnaround would be fair play  thumbsup to that.

There's no cultural shift needed for the Redskin issue, because it's always been an offensive term.  Currently, Caucasian isn't considered an offensive term, so it would take a cultural shift for it to become one.

I have no idea what you mean about Indians getting more respect.  Are you saying this is happening because people respect Indians more than they used to?  If so, that sounds pretty great.  Are you saying this is happening because Indians are making a marketing play to get more respect?  Try and get more hits on their tribal websites or something?
145  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 24, 2014, 02:16:08 PM

Quote from: Zekester on June 24, 2014, 01:51:14 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on June 24, 2014, 01:45:57 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on June 24, 2014, 01:37:01 PM

Quote from: Zekester on June 24, 2014, 01:31:33 PM

Quote from: hepcat on June 24, 2014, 01:27:36 PM

Have I mentioned how much I enjoy everything that Zeke writes?   icon_lol


Just because we are the minority on this forum does not mean that we are wrong on the issue.


So you are saying the Native American's are right then.  stirthepot

Side note on the Native American / Indian.  Upon moving to New Mexico I learned that the Indians here prefer to be called Indians.  All the references you see around here pretty much all say Indian, from Indian tacos to Indian dances to the Indian Culture Center.  Generally, they think "Native American" is a stupid term.  Using just "Native" is acceptable.

I prefer whitebread over whitey. Whitey has a negative connotation.
I also prefer just "pale" as opposed to "paleskin".
Caucasian is just a bizarre word. Don't use it to describe me, thank you.

I wonder if these "Natives" care about my concerns?

If there was a cultural shift and pale whitebreads decided they didn't want to be called Caucasian whitey paleskins anymore, then yeah, I think the Indians around here would respect that.  Why wouldn't they?
146  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 24, 2014, 01:45:57 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on June 24, 2014, 01:37:01 PM

Quote from: Zekester on June 24, 2014, 01:31:33 PM

Quote from: hepcat on June 24, 2014, 01:27:36 PM

Have I mentioned how much I enjoy everything that Zeke writes?   icon_lol


Just because we are the minority on this forum does not mean that we are wrong on the issue.


So you are saying the Native American's are right then.  stirthepot

Side note on the Native American / Indian.  Upon moving to New Mexico I learned that the Indians here prefer to be called Indians.  All the references you see around here pretty much all say Indian, from Indian tacos to Indian dances to the Indian Culture Center.  Generally, they think "Native American" is a stupid term.  Using just "Native" is acceptable.
147  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 24, 2014, 01:41:47 PM

Quote from: Zekester on June 24, 2014, 01:21:30 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on June 24, 2014, 12:24:07 PM

So if I understand you right, the issue is about control?  Government control?  Control of the liberals?  Control over what?

And it's also looking like you think someone is saying that football fans of the Redskins team are being racist.  Who do you think is saying that?

And you also think that this is all brought on by greedy lawyers with their own hidden agenda?

Of course it's control...it's an attempt, as it is with the PC-crowd, to control what words are banned, illegal, etc. If you would just let the word go, is that not giving up control?

Ok, so it's not the government or liberals, it's the politically correct crowd that's trying to control what words are banned or illegal?  So far, what words have they succeeded in banning or making illegal?

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The fans that don't care what the name of the team is, and just want to watch their team play, are being assumed to be racist if they disagree with any attempt to change the name.
Who is assuming the fans are being racist?  The PC crowd?  Liberals?

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Lawyers aren't the ones that pursue this kind of thing? if Native Americans don't like the name of the team, why not just band together and over-run the stadium, force fan entry, kick the crap out of the owner, etc. Just using this for comparison sake. I would actually perfer to see this happen as opposed to the gov't or lawyers getting involved.
Ok, so if the tribe decides they have an issue with something, their only choice is to try and violently force someone to do what they want, because if they pursue legal action they're just playing into a greedy lawyer's hidden agenda?
148  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 24, 2014, 12:24:07 PM
So if I understand you right, the issue is about control?  Government control?  Control of the liberals?  Control over what?

And it's also looking like you think someone is saying that football fans of the Redskins team are being racist.  Who do you think is saying that?

And you also think that this is all brought on by greedy lawyers with their own hidden agenda?
149  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 24, 2014, 01:32:24 AM
Zeke, do you feel like you understand what the actual issue at hand is?  Do you feel like your joke suggestions hit the issue at hand on the nose? 
150  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: First CK, now MO? on: June 23, 2014, 10:18:08 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 23, 2014, 01:15:40 PM

I spent a lot of time on this, with no results other than that guy on FB (who hasn't posted since April).

This makes me sad.

 icon_frown
151  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: June 23, 2014, 04:13:02 PM

Quote from: Lee on June 23, 2014, 04:07:46 PM

I need to know the pricing system before I can even remotely get excited for this.

The wording makes it sound like it'll be a single "premium price" purchase, but yeah, if I smell freemium or an aggressive in-app-purchase scheme, I'm not touching this with a 10 foot pikeman.
152  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: June 23, 2014, 04:00:07 PM
I know it had its detractors, but I really liked CivRev 1 on the DS.  If this one isn't too ridiculously priced, I'll probably buy it day 1.
153  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: June 20, 2014, 06:50:40 PM

Quote from: hepcat on June 20, 2014, 06:37:42 PM

How many other folks click on games...only to sometimes discover they've already purchased it?

...that's...ummm...happened to me 3 times in the last 24 hours.   icon_redface

Oh, what a great deal!  I've always wanted to play... that game I already bought on a previous sale and never touched.
154  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [E3 2012] Watch Dogs on: June 20, 2014, 12:21:17 AM
Oh no worries, I'm not anti-PC.  I've probably been playing on my PC more than either of my consoles lately.  It's just that temple's config fiddling is much more nightmare inducing for me than it once was. 
155  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon's new product: Holographic 3D Phone? on: June 19, 2014, 09:59:22 PM
I already do have an Amazon app on my iPhone, and I scan barcodes in brick & mortar stores to doulbe check prices and reviews.
156  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [E3 2012] Watch Dogs on: June 19, 2014, 09:37:06 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on June 19, 2014, 09:35:57 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on June 19, 2014, 09:30:21 PM

jztemple, I know it's not your intent but you're seriously making me want to never buy a game on PC again if I can get it on a console. ; )

You know, I felt that way a few years back when I went from PC to console, but the very complexity of a PC, which can be very frustrating, can also be very liberating. You can run mods, you can tweak files, and you just have more freedom. Sure, it's not easy, but damn it does make the old noggin work which is probably a good thing to do at my age and being retired. And frankly, with a console I felt like I was just at the mercy of not just the game developer but also the console maker. 

That's exactly how I felt in the 486 era and a bit beyond, but now I look at your struggles and think of how my very limited daily gaming time would get turned into tech fiddling time.
157  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [E3 2012] Watch Dogs on: June 19, 2014, 09:30:21 PM
jztemple, I know it's not your intent but you're seriously making me want to never buy a game on PC again if I can get it on a console. ; )
158  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 04:37:39 PM

Quote from: hepcat on June 19, 2014, 04:34:43 PM

I don't think anyone's actually upset.  We're just blowin' off a little steam...waiting for the steam sale, ironically enough.

edit:  wait...your four year old is upset that the redskins are losing their trademark!?!


 Tongue

No, his kid attempts to trademark racist slurs in a bid for attention.  Read more carefully next time.
159  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: June 19, 2014, 04:06:19 PM

Quote from: Tebunker on June 19, 2014, 05:39:13 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on June 17, 2014, 05:22:18 PM

Quote from: Fireball on June 17, 2014, 05:14:02 PM

So I downloaded New Super Mario Bros U, and it is also great. I clearly don't think like a "gamer" because I can't figure out why this system isn't doing well. Is it just the graphic processing power? 

I think that they completely lost the audience from the original Wii.  On multiple occasions I've seen shoppers in big box stores confused about Wii U versus Wii.  "Will these Wii U games work on my Wii?  Is the Wii U an add-on?"

Then for people like me, so far the system cost to available game ratio has been off.  I'm not against buying a Box that Plays Nintendo Exclusives, but I need more exclusives or a cheaper box.  I think they're finally getting the library built up enough to make me tempted, but I'd still like to see the price come down or see a great system+game bundle released.

Are you in the US? Because Nintendo is selling factory "refurbished" deluxe systems on their site with a one year warranty and Nintendoland for $200. All reports from many purchasers is that these are new systems. Completely new systems in normal retail packaging. It looks like they are the dented box variety of refurb. So you could go that route, you can still get MK8 at Target right now for ~36$ and you can then get a free game download. So roughly $250 after taxes and shipping nets you the system and 3 games. I would say that is a fair price.

Not to mention Target is going to do a buy 2 get 1 free on WiiU titles next week.

Thanks for that, if they really are just dented boxes then that is indeed pretty tempting.  I'll probably get a big temptation to buy this holiday season.
160  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 4 is coming (please mark spoilers) on: June 18, 2014, 02:18:01 AM
I've read the books but am far behind on the show.  Can someone spoiler me what Bran events people are talking about?
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