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Title: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on August 15, 2012, 11:48:20 PM
Just came out yesterday. It's more or less Grand Theft Auto but set in a real world locale (Hong Kong)... Solid story, lots of character development, exciting and realistic battle system, simple yet effective upgrade system, and good visuals/sounds. Overall, I'm very impressed with how it plays. Lots of fun. Similar theme to the Yakuza series on PS2 and PS3.

(http://screenshots.en.sftcdn.net/en/scrn/3339000/3339773/sleeping-dogs-04-700x393.jpg)

If you like sandbox style action/adventure games with beat 'em up and basic RPG elements, I recommend checking out this game.

(http://media.edge-online.com/files/imagecache/article/articles/reviews/sleeping_dogs.jpg)

Now I'm gonna go back to playing it. ;D


Title: Re: Sleeping Dogs
Post by: Colton on August 15, 2012, 11:52:09 PM
I'm playing Ocarina of Time as this downloads :D I was actually just going to change the topic title of that Day Z thread to a general gaming thread to talk about this :P

I believe this game was actually being developed as a sequel to the True Crime series but when SE acquired it, they decided to take it in a slightly different direction.


From what I have seen, I really love how much is on the screen at all times, I've always hated the vehicle/road/building pop-in that games like GTA and SR seem to suffer from.


Title: Re: Sleeping Dogs
Post by: Colton on August 16, 2012, 12:18:50 AM
Finally finished downloading (Would have been done earlier if my PC would stop going to sleep despite my usual bypass for that) to find out that Hi-Res textures is free DLC, that takes up just under 4 gigs of disk space...

Still not as bad as Max Payne 3 I guess :/


Title: The GAMING Thread
Post by: So_Bombed on August 16, 2012, 01:53:15 AM
Saw BMW85's idea of starting up a general gaming thread and thought it was a great idea.

Personally I'm excited for Resident Evil 6 and Halo 4.  OH and the new Starcraft 2 expansion/sequel... I'm still killing it online in SC2 two years after release, it will be nice to get some new stuff to play with.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: ModAdmin on August 16, 2012, 01:56:35 AM
I stickied the thread for now to make it easier to locate.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Colton on August 16, 2012, 02:38:48 AM
Sweet.

I'm waiting for Starbound, been following the development of it for a while now. Borderlands 2 should also be a blast.

I have a bunch of games I have wanted to play for a while now, but I'm waiting until I go back to school so I have something to keep me awake during lectures :D Bastion, Unmechanical, BIT.TRIP.RUNNER, Botanicula, Lone Survivor, Machinarium, Samorost 2, Superbrothers: S&S, and Trine 2 should keep me busy for a while :P

I'd list what I'm currently playing but I keep switching :P I've got Max Payne 3, Windwaker, Ocarina of Time, Mario Sunshine, Hitman: BM, and of course a bunch of games I play for the online aspect (NHL, Madden, BFBC2, CoD(Reluctantly))


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on August 16, 2012, 02:53:20 AM
Hey sweet. This is awesome.

I'm pretty much exclusively a PC gamer though. Love PC games. Have the other consoles but barely ever play them


Kinda nerdy - but does anyone have guild wars 2 preordered like me?


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Colton on August 16, 2012, 03:19:36 AM
Hey sweet. This is awesome.

I'm pretty much exclusively a PC gamer though. Love PC games. Have the other consoles but barely ever play them


Kinda nerdy - but does anyone have guild wars 2 preordered like me?

I'm waiting for Torchlight 2 after the disappointment that was Diablo 3. I'm not exactly sure why Blizzard decided to take everything that was fun about Diablo 2 and remove it completely, but from the gameplay around Act II of Hell on, I am assuming it had something to do with the Auction House. It just seemed liked Blizzard decided their idea of fun was the only way they were going to allow anyone to play the game, and unfortunately their idea of fun sucks and has zero replayability which is the biggest thing needed in Diablo games.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: SynysterGates on August 16, 2012, 04:25:05 AM
Hey sweet. This is awesome.

I'm pretty much exclusively a PC gamer though. Love PC games. Have the other consoles but barely ever play them


Kinda nerdy - but does anyone have guild wars 2 preordered like me?

lol yup i've got GW2 preordered ready and waiting for August 25th...speaking of kinda nerdy I even have an NPC named after one of my characters in GW1


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Colton on August 16, 2012, 04:57:58 AM
lol yup i've got GW2 preordered ready and waiting for August 25th...speaking of kinda nerdy I even have an NPC named after one of my characters in GW1

Nice. Looking at the PSN in your signature, I think I have you as a friend but I could have sworn you were someone I added after a random encounter in a game I forget :D

On a gaming related note, I've been working throughout the summer before I go back to school and I haven't really spent anything since I started. I'm looking at Newegg and seriously considering a GTX 670 or a HD 7970 :P


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: SynysterGates on August 16, 2012, 05:29:29 AM
Nice. Looking at the PSN in your signature, I think I have you as a friend but I could have sworn you were someone I added after a random encounter in a game I forget :D

On a gaming related note, I've been working throughout the summer before I go back to school and I haven't really spent anything since I started. I'm looking at Newegg and seriously considering a GTX 670 or a HD 7970 :P

yup i've got you added on ps3...I barely go on there anymore other than to play Rock Band (still busy with my steam summer sale games)...and yup GTX 670 is going into this computer once I get around to finishing building it


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Colton on August 16, 2012, 05:41:41 AM
yup i've got you added on ps3...I barely go on there anymore other than to play Rock Band (still busy with my steam summer sale games)...and yup GTX 670 is going into this computer once I get around to finishing building it

I bought just under 30 games and the only one I've really gotten around to playing is Max Payne 3 :D


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: SynysterGates on August 16, 2012, 05:47:28 AM
I bought just under 30 games and the only one I've really gotten around to playing is Max Payne 3 :D

lol I didn't buy quite that many but some solid ones like Alan Wake (need to finish building this computer to run it well) and Metro 2033


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Colton on August 16, 2012, 05:56:17 AM
lol I didn't buy quite that many but some solid ones like Alan Wake (need to finish building this computer to run it well) and Metro 2033

Nice, I was thinking about Metro 2033 but I had already bought too many other games :P I ended up picking up quite a few cheap indie games, some old console favorites (Bioshock pack, Red Faction pack, GTA Pack, Borderlands, Just Cause 2), and some games I had always wanted to play but never got around to (New Vegas, Bulletstorm, Hitman: BM, Mafia 2, Fable/Fable III, Dead Space 1 & 2)


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: jayrock on August 16, 2012, 12:31:02 PM
I have an atari 2600 and 20+ games in the garage if any old school game wants to make me an offer. the boss lady wants it gone....arggg.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: So_Bombed on August 16, 2012, 01:19:47 PM
Nice, I was thinking about Metro 2033 but I had already bought too many other games :P I ended up picking up quite a few cheap indie games, some old console favorites (Bioshock pack, Red Faction pack, GTA Pack, Borderlands, Just Cause 2), and some games I had always wanted to play but never got around to (New Vegas, Bulletstorm, Hitman: BM, Mafia 2, Fable/Fable III, Dead Space 1 & 2)

New Vegas is pretty good for awhile but I got bored halfway through.....


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: The Zipp on August 16, 2012, 01:21:28 PM
first and last visit to this thread....too hardcore for me...

I like the bowling game on Wii...Animal Crossing anyone??


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on August 16, 2012, 01:30:36 PM
Nice. Looking at the PSN in your signature, I think I have you as a friend but I could have sworn you were someone I added after a random encounter in a game I forget :D

On a gaming related note, I've been working throughout the summer before I go back to school and I haven't really spent anything since I started. I'm looking at Newegg and seriously considering a GTX 670 or a HD 7970 :P

I have a 6970. It's pretty awesome. I was thinking about upgrading but will probably hold off until the new year. You should defiantly get the 7970!  It's an awesome card!


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on August 16, 2012, 01:32:15 PM
lol yup i've got GW2 preordered ready and waiting for August 25th...speaking of kinda nerdy I even have an NPC named after one of my characters in GW1

Nice! I didn't play Guild Wars 1 much.

I have played in BW1 and BW2 though and I love Guild Wars 2.


Do you have a group of players you are going to play with and a server and everything? I'm solo right now!


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: SynysterGates on August 16, 2012, 02:01:13 PM
Nice! I didn't play Guild Wars 1 much.

I have played in BW1 and BW2 though and I love Guild Wars 2.


Do you have a group of players you are going to play with and a server and everything? I'm solo right now!

yup you bet...we probably won't have anything set in stone until the 24th/25th we're all still voting on what server to be on but once we know i'll be sure to fill you in


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on August 16, 2012, 06:13:11 PM
yup you bet...we probably won't have anything set in stone until the 24th/25th we're all still voting on what server to be on but once we know i'll be sure to fill you in


Sweet I may just join something randomly but if you let me know I'll join up on the server you guys pick. better than not knowing anyone :P

What kind of character are you going with?


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: SynysterGates on August 16, 2012, 07:07:35 PM

Sweet I may just join something randomly but if you let me know I'll join up on the server you guys pick. better than not knowing anyone :P

What kind of character are you going with?

Human Mesmer to start since thats the one with the GW1 NPC gotta keep the name going since GW1 people get to reserve their names...after that i'm not too sure though i didn't play many other classes in the BWEs but engineer looked pretty fun


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on August 16, 2012, 07:31:19 PM
Human Mesmer to start since thats the one with the GW1 NPC gotta keep the name going since GW1 people get to reserve their names...after that i'm not too sure though i didn't play many other classes in the BWEs but engineer looked pretty fun

I played some of Thief, Elementalist, and Hunter.


Think I like Elementalist the best. Might go with a Sylvari. I like forests and stuff haha.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: SynysterGates on August 16, 2012, 07:42:00 PM
I played some of Thief, Elementalist, and Hunter.


Think I like Elementalist the best. Might go with a Sylvari. I like forests and stuff haha.

lol yup they were quite interesting...as much as I liked the original design of the sylvari better they did get a really nice starting area. My overall plan is to have a character from each race (professions still undecided) then at least that way i'll get all 5 sides of the personal stories


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on August 17, 2012, 02:36:57 AM
Resident Evil 6 is gonna be coco bananas. I cannot wait. I'm also looking forward to Assassin's Creed III.

In the meantime, I'll be happy with Sleeping Dogs. I wasn't sure what to expect but it's the game of the summer, IMO.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Duckman118 on August 17, 2012, 03:47:35 AM
Yesss the best thread EVER.
Halo 4, MoH Warfighter and Borderlands 2 are going to be my shooters of the year.
I'll be playing The Old Republic when it goes free to play this fall and the new Day Z game that is going to be a stand alone game.
I still have to update my graphics card for my PC. My current one is fine for games like Team Fortress 2 and WoW but I wanna start playing Battlefield 3 on it.
Someone add me on Steam: Duckman118
OR Xbox LIVE: Duckman119


Title: Re: Sleeping Dogs
Post by: Duckman118 on August 17, 2012, 03:48:53 AM
Not a fan of GTA like games. Saints Row The Third was fun but only for short periods.


Title: Re: Sleeping Dogs
Post by: '/>July26<\' on August 17, 2012, 03:49:55 AM
what about ....."west of a house"


Title: Re: Sleeping Dogs
Post by: blue_gold_84 on August 17, 2012, 03:27:24 PM
Not a fan of GTA like games. Saints Row The Third was fun but only for short periods.

Yeah, I wasn't all that impressed with Saints Row. As for GTA, the older games on PS2/Xbox (III, Vice City and San Andreas) are so much better than GTA IV.

Sleeping Dogs, on the other hand, is really only similar to GTA in terms of the environment in which the game is set. Sprawling city, people everywhere, lots of vehicles, wide open exploration, etc. The battle system is light years ahead with the upgrade/level up system (very similar to the Yakuza series), a complex fighting system (martial arts with combos, takedowns, defensive moves, weapon disarms, etc.), and a very engrossing storyline (at least IMO) with solid characters and a plot on par with a good movie. But it's non-linear, so you can step away from the story to explore (tons of hidden items to find), do side quests, learn new skills, even do street racing.

The stuff Square Enix has been making the last decade or so hasn't been all that great and I used to be a huge fan of Square/Squaresoft back in the day. Coupled with United Front (a Canadian developer), they've managed to put out a pretty solid game.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on August 17, 2012, 05:53:03 PM
Yesss the best thread EVER.
Halo 4, MoH Warfighter and Borderlands 2 are going to be my shooters of the year.
I'll be playing The Old Republic when it goes free to play this fall and the new Day Z game that is going to be a stand alone game.
I still have to update my graphics card for my PC. My current one is fine for games like Team Fortress 2 and WoW but I wanna start playing Battlefield 3 on it.
Someone add me on Steam: Duckman118
OR Xbox LIVE: Duckman119

BF3 is amaaaazing.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Duckman118 on August 19, 2012, 05:54:51 AM
BF3 is amaaaazing.
IT IS.
I have a fun enough time with it on Xbox but I really wanna see how 64 man multiplayer is!


Title: Re: Sleeping Dogs
Post by: Y2C on August 20, 2012, 04:22:00 PM
I'm still waiting on this one.

(http://cdn2.sbnation.com/fan_shot_images/61258/gtasask.jpg)


Title: Re: Sleeping Dogs
Post by: blue_gold_84 on August 20, 2012, 04:33:54 PM
I'm still waiting on this one.

(http://cdn2.sbnation.com/fan_shot_images/61258/gtasask.jpg)

Of course it would only be available on PS2. I hear the port to the original Xbox is currently in development. ;D

Grand Theft Combine would be more suitable, IMO.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: SynysterGates on August 24, 2012, 05:04:32 PM
Nice! I didn't play Guild Wars 1 much.

I have played in BW1 and BW2 though and I love Guild Wars 2.


Do you have a group of players you are going to play with and a server and everything? I'm solo right now!

Just got word our home server will be Sorrow's Furnace


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on August 24, 2012, 05:56:05 PM
Just got word our home server will be Sorrow's Furnace

really eh?

The game opens tonight at midnight right? I'll play tomorrow though! I'll join up on there then. Thanks!


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: SynysterGates on August 24, 2012, 10:00:52 PM
really eh?

The game opens tonight at midnight right? I'll play tomorrow though! I'll join up on there then. Thanks!

Midnight PDT so 2am Central...although I did hear they might open the servers a few hours earlier so the servers don't explode with everyone trying to get in at once but yup see you there

Syn.7521 is my account name


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Colton on August 26, 2012, 04:02:36 AM
Just finishing up the download for Madden 13... should be fun.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: SlitherX on August 26, 2012, 05:12:59 AM
Any PC gamers here? If so, CSGO anyone?

xxslitherxx


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Ziggy66 on August 26, 2012, 12:35:41 PM
Just finishing up the download for Madden 13... should be fun.

How is it?


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Colton on August 26, 2012, 06:58:36 PM
How is it?

I won't comment on the actual gameplay since I'm a little mad at the game right now, but I do not think I will be buying this game on Tuesday.

Unfortunately, Madden 13 suffers from yet another case of Game Devs trying to force people into having fun the way they want people to have fun. For some absolutely idiotic reason, it has been decided that you cannot play anything other than Play Now with edited rosters. If you want to play a full season, you get to play with EA's roster updates and that's it, even in offline career.

I don't know about anyone else, but I like to either create my own team (No longer in the game), or edit the rosters and player ratings of one team to fill it up with a bunch of CFL Player/Players I like (I just spent an hour trading Hunt, Wake, Elimimian, Bilukudi, and other similar players to the Seahawks to play with Jon Ryan/Browner and put their ratings to respectable levels) and when I go to play with that team, the only way I can use it is to play single games with no meaning. The only way I can play with these players is to trade from them on an EA Sports roster Career, only to have them rated in the low 60's and unable to function like regular adults on the playing field. I swear to god, every defensive play I had in the only game I tried this, Hunt would get pushed over onto his back and flail around like a turtle within 3 seconds of the snap.

Absolutely unacceptable IMO.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Duckman118 on August 26, 2012, 07:23:13 PM
I won't comment on the actual gameplay since I'm a little mad at the game right now, but I do not think I will be buying this game on Tuesday.

Unfortunately, Madden 13 suffers from yet another case of Game Devs trying to force people into having fun the way they want people to have fun. For some absolutely idiotic reason, it has been decided that you cannot play anything other than Play Now with edited rosters. If you want to play a full season, you get to play with EA's roster updates and that's it, even in offline career.

I don't know about anyone else, but I like to either create my own team (No longer in the game), or edit the rosters and player ratings of one team to fill it up with a bunch of CFL Player/Players I like (I just spent an hour trading Hunt, Wake, Elimimian, Bilukudi, and other similar players to the Seahawks to play with Jon Ryan/Browner and put their ratings to respectable levels) and when I go to play with that team, the only way I can use it is to play single games with no meaning. The only way I can play with these players is to trade from them on an EA Sports roster Career, only to have them rated in the low 60's and unable to function like regular adults on the playing field. I swear to god, every defensive play I had in the only game I tried this, Hunt would get pushed over onto his back and flail around like a turtle within 3 seconds of the snap.

Absolutely unacceptable IMO.
Madden has always been overrated.
The only football game I play now is Backbreaker. It was years ahead of Madden at the time and Madden is just now starting to catch up with it. (it came out in 2008)
It's probably like $10 at EB or Bestbuy and you can play the story mode with your own team. You can make trades, edit players names, completely overhaul their jerseys/logos, draft players etc. Fun game. There is like 6 different modes you can play also.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Ziggy66 on August 26, 2012, 07:24:15 PM
I won't comment on the actual gameplay since I'm a little mad at the game right now, but I do not think I will be buying this game on Tuesday.

Unfortunately, Madden 13 suffers from yet another case of Game Devs trying to force people into having fun the way they want people to have fun. For some absolutely idiotic reason, it has been decided that you cannot play anything other than Play Now with edited rosters. If you want to play a full season, you get to play with EA's roster updates and that's it, even in offline career.

I don't know about anyone else, but I like to either create my own team (No longer in the game), or edit the rosters and player ratings of one team to fill it up with a bunch of CFL Player/Players I like (I just spent an hour trading Hunt, Wake, Elimimian, Bilukudi, and other similar players to the Seahawks to play with Jon Ryan/Browner and put their ratings to respectable levels) and when I go to play with that team, the only way I can use it is to play single games with no meaning. The only way I can play with these players is to trade from them on an EA Sports roster Career, only to have them rated in the low 60's and unable to function like regular adults on the playing field. I swear to god, every defensive play I had in the only game I tried this, Hunt would get pushed over onto his back and flail around like a turtle within 3 seconds of the snap.

Absolutely unacceptable IMO.

you talking about the demo right? As the release date for the game is the 28th. The demos for madden are usually play only...were as the actual game you can do all the edits etc.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Colton on August 26, 2012, 07:39:48 PM
you talking about the demo right? As the release date for the game is the 28th. The demos for madden are usually play only...were as the actual game you can do all the edits etc.

I have the full version of the game. EA Sports Season Ticket... for $25 you get Madden, FIFA, NHL, and I think one other game 3 days early (Full version of the game minus the Ultimate Team modes). All of your saves carry over when you purchase the actual game on release date. You also get a discount on DLC and a bunch of Ultimate team packs or something like that, I forget what else is included alongside the early releases.

It may seem a little excessive to pay $25 just to play a game 3 days early when you have to buy the full game on release, but in this case I think it's cheaper when I find out the only reason I play these games is not included and saves me the $60 price tag.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Colton on August 26, 2012, 07:44:44 PM
Another thing I hate about Career mode which I just encountered, is when you want to play as just a single player you create, be ready to spend an excessive amount of time in practice trying to raise your rating if your favorite team has good players in the position you want to play. All I want to do is be a RB on the Seahawks, but I have to spend 8 months practicing to get pointless XP to raise my rating... I understand this may be fun for some people, but honestly, give people an OPTION on how to play the game, don't force your gameplay down the users throats.

Removing this god awful thing so I can try out the NCAA 13 demo.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Ziggy66 on August 26, 2012, 08:20:05 PM
Cool. So how are the graphics, physics and over all game play compared to last years madden? Is there a huge improvement or kind of just NHL style were a few things are changed or tweaked each year?


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Colton on August 26, 2012, 10:15:47 PM
Cool. So how are the graphics, physics and over all game play compared to last years madden? Is there a huge improvement or kind of just NHL style were a few things are changed or tweaked each year?

I kind of liked the way the game played, it wasn't a huge overhaul or anything like that but the game felt a little more wide open than previous games. I always felt like in Madden 12, there was still too much of a scripted feel to the game. I know anything could happen, but often times very similar results would come from certain plays whenever you ran them.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Ziggy66 on August 26, 2012, 11:43:35 PM
I kind of liked the way the game played, it wasn't a huge overhaul or anything like that but the game felt a little more wide open than previous games. I always felt like in Madden 12, there was still too much of a scripted feel to the game. I know anything could happen, but often times very similar results would come from certain plays whenever you ran them.

I agree with the predictability of M12. There were always running plays where you knew it was a guarenteed 5-14 yards or passing plays where based on the DBs movement it would be a automatic pick. That being said I really enjoyed M12s Franchise mode with all the indepth features such as moving the team, creating a stadium adding upgrades to the stadium, endorsements etc.

Im huge into the franchise mode and from what you have said and what I have read regarding the madden "connected" thing kind of has me leery of purchasing it as I usually play the offline traditional franchise mode and I dont know if I am going to enjoy this "connected" careers thing as much.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Colton on August 27, 2012, 12:50:07 AM
I've been playing the NCAA 13 demo a bit, and it is miles ahead of Madden IMO.

The gameplay in NCAA is drastically better than it is in Madden, it makes Madden feel like an arcadey NFL Street type of game. The presentation is also EXCELLENT in NCAA 13. The partnership with ESPN has really allowed them to create a presentation unrivaled by any sports game.

If I can go online and create my team with my own imported logo, and fill it's roster with players I created online like I could in NCAA 11... there is no question that I am going to purchase this game as soon as I can tomorrow.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Chester00 on August 27, 2012, 01:40:30 AM
black ops 2 soon! no prestiging! gonna be like starcraft an be a ladder type system where you play against poeople in yoru same ranking.

just finished the batman arkham city and asylum games for ps3. pretty awesome.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Colton on August 27, 2012, 02:47:07 AM
black ops 2 soon! no prestiging! gonna be like starcraft an be a ladder type system where you play against poeople in yoru same ranking.

just finished the batman arkham city and asylum games for ps3. pretty awesome.

How is that supposed to work when playing with friends?

In Black Ops, I had a 4.1KDR, my friend had a 1.2/1.3KDR... What is the QoC if we are playing in a party?


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on August 27, 2012, 02:49:51 AM
The Arkham Asylum and Arkham City games are both incredible. So much depth, so much to do, loads of fun. Killer visuals and an awesome battle system, too.

As for Madden 13, it sounds like it'll be alright. Same with NHL 12. EA Sports hasn't exactly been wowing me with its games lately, though. Then again, EA as a whole has been choking on it for some time now.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: So_Bombed on August 27, 2012, 08:50:13 PM
black ops 2 soon! no prestiging! gonna be like starcraft an be a ladder type system where you play against poeople in yoru same ranking.

just finished the batman arkham city and asylum games for ps3. pretty awesome.

That sounds pretty cool but I'm just about done with COD.  Each iteration since MW2 has been worse and I don't see it turning around.

@BMW85: For parties, Starcraft 2 does it so that you have a ranking, and your buddy has a ranking, but if you play 2v2, your 2-man team gets its own ranking (mostly) unrelated to the individual rankings.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Colton on August 28, 2012, 02:44:38 AM
That sounds pretty cool but I'm just about done with COD.  Each iteration since MW2 has been worse and I don't see it turning around.

@BMW85: For parties, Starcraft 2 does it so that you have a ranking, and your buddy has a ranking, but if you play 2v2, your 2-man team gets its own ranking (mostly) unrelated to the individual rankings.

Meh, I don't really care since even if I do pick it up it will only be played a few weekends here and there when I'm either not out doing something, or am tired of other games.

I find CoD games to be nothing but a bunch of individuals running around doing their own thing. No fun at all IMO and there is absolutely no challenge whatsoever. You can use any weapon in the game and try out any stupid tactic you can think up and it's still highly possible to finish with a 30K 5D type result in TDM.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Colton on August 31, 2012, 09:17:00 PM
So uh... This looks possibly even more amazing then the original was.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmGsTbBSyF0&feature=g-all-u

I'm likely going to end up buying 2 copies of this game just so I can play with friends on Console and PC.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Duckman118 on August 31, 2012, 10:33:09 PM
So uh... This looks possibly even more amazing then the original was.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmGsTbBSyF0&feature=g-all-u

I'm likely going to end up buying 2 copies of this game just so I can play with friends on Console and PC.
It looks way better than the first for sure.
And don't even bother buying Blops 2. Get Halo 4 if you want an actual quality shooter with an in depth campaign and arguably the best multiplayer on console.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Colton on September 01, 2012, 12:39:33 AM
It looks way better than the first for sure.
And don't even bother buying Blops 2. Get Halo 4 if you want an actual quality shooter with an in depth campaign and arguably the best multiplayer on console.

CoD and Halo are Faaaar from quality shooters IMO. I would call them horrible video games that still provide decent entertainment.

If I want a quality shooter, I'll play a game like Half-Life or Bioshock.

I also disagree with your other point. CoD and Halo are the worst multiplayer games on consoles IMO. Absolutely vile fanbases and community, everything that is wrong with human beings filters though the speakers of your headset on a minute by minute basis. You then get into a game and run around as individuals just trying to get the best score in a team based game.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: So_Bombed on September 01, 2012, 12:43:53 AM
Halo 3 was the best online multiplayer game I've ever played, and MW2 not far behind.  As for listening to the other people online, i'm always in party chat when I play so I don't have to deal with it.

Unfortunately both series have taken a turn for the worse in the last couple iterations.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Colton on September 01, 2012, 12:46:35 AM
Halo 3 was the best online multiplayer game I've ever played, and MW2 not far behind.  As for listening to the other people online, i'm always in party chat when I play so I don't have to deal with it.

Unfortunately both series have taken a turn for the worse in the last couple iterations.

You clearly don't play very many games :P


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Duckman118 on September 01, 2012, 07:07:11 AM
You clearly don't play very many games :P
No clearly you blindly hate.
MW2 and Halo 3 were the absolute best shooters of their times.
And although CoD is getting worse, Halo is getting way better. Read this article and watch the video. If you still think that is bad, you are blindly hating...
http://ca.ign.com/articles/2012/08/31/halo-4-new-capture-the-flag-tweaks-send-wargames-into-exile


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Ziggy66 on September 01, 2012, 12:48:31 PM
CoD and Halo are Faaaar from quality shooters IMO. I would call them horrible video games that still provide decent entertainment.

If I want a quality shooter, I'll play a game like Half-Life or Bioshock.

I also disagree with your other point. CoD and Halo are the worst multiplayer games on consoles IMO. Absolutely vile fanbases and community, everything that is wrong with human beings filters though the speakers of your headset on a minute by minute basis. You then get into a game and run around as individuals just trying to get the best score in a team based game.

 :D maybe good story lines but not good shooters..........
Have to agree that COD and Halo are the best multiplayer games out there and have the most competitive community unless you are on PSN then the multiplayer is trash.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Colton on September 01, 2012, 05:57:36 PM
No clearly you blindly hate.
MW2 and Halo 3 were the absolute best shooters of their times.
And although CoD is getting worse, Halo is getting way better. Read this article and watch the video. If you still think that is bad, you are blindly hating...
http://ca.ign.com/articles/2012/08/31/halo-4-new-capture-the-flag-tweaks-send-wargames-into-exile

I can't even take this post seriously.

I bet you think Justin Beiber is the greatest musician of all time too huh?


CoD and Halo are TERRIBLE video games. They are entertaining yes, but they are terrible games.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: '/>July26<\' on September 01, 2012, 06:24:15 PM
While graphics have improved....Legend of Zelda and Mario still top most lists of all time greats.

Really video gaming leaps were:
Zork
Legend of Zelda
Mario
Halo

Since then mostly me-toos with little new to any of them.  All variations on the same idea.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Colton on September 01, 2012, 06:32:53 PM
While graphics have improved....Legend of Zelda and Mario still top most lists of all time greats.

Really video gaming leaps were:
Zork
Legend of Zelda
Mario
Halo

Since then mostly me-toos with little new to any of them.  All variations on the same idea.

I think that list is a little simple, you could have added quite a few games to it that were also huge leaps. Not disagreeing with your selections though.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Duckman118 on September 01, 2012, 08:37:04 PM
I think that list is a little simple, you could have added quite a few games to it that were also huge leaps. Not disagreeing with your selections though.
Yup, just as i thought. You are like every other person on the internet, only your opinion is right.
Halo is a bad game because this guy over here says so.
CoD is a bad game because this guy over here says so.

So if i say that Uncharted is a terrible game, does that make me right?
What about Bioshock? That game is awful because you know, i said so...

If you actually followed anything Halo 4, you would know how outstanding it's looking.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Duckman118 on September 01, 2012, 08:41:24 PM
Yup, just as i thought. You are like every other person on the internet, only your opinion is right.
Halo is a bad game because this guy over here says so.
CoD is a bad game because this guy over here says so.

So if i say that Uncharted is a terrible game, does that make me right?
What about Bioshock? That game is awful because you know, i said so...

If you actually followed anything Halo 4, you would know how outstanding it's looking.
BTW neither of those games i said were terrible actually are, i LOVE them.
But seriously just read up on Halo 4 and look and see what's been done to it.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Colton on September 01, 2012, 08:56:56 PM
BTW neither of those games i said were terrible actually are, i LOVE them.
But seriously just read up on Halo 4 and look and see what's been done to it.

I've seen what's been done to it, nothing at all about the game is groundbreaking.

both the Halo and CoD series have become so stale and generic that free-to-play games are being released the offer an identical experience with the same level of innovation, if not more.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Duckman118 on September 01, 2012, 10:18:11 PM
I've seen what's been done to it, nothing at all about the game is groundbreaking.

both the Halo and CoD series have become so stale and generic that free-to-play games are being released the offer an identical experience with the same level of innovation, if not more.
Groundbreaking? no.
What shooter is groundbreaking though? Borderlands maybe. Battlefield, Killzone, CoD, MoH, all modern day shooters are basically the same. Even Bioshock follows this formula of gameplay except it has an amazing campaign.
The only shooter that in my mind is truly different, is Tribes Ascend. That game is crazy.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Chester00 on September 03, 2012, 10:25:09 PM
wondering what i should play next on ps3 before b ops 2 comes out.

looking forward to the new hitman game too!



Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Duckman118 on September 05, 2012, 12:38:33 AM
wondering what i should play next on ps3 before b ops 2 comes out.

looking forward to the new hitman game too!


Well I play tons of Battlefield 3 on Xbox and PC. And the new DLC for Battlefield comes out for PS3 today featuring the biggest map in Battlefield history. Gonna be sick


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: So_Bombed on September 06, 2012, 06:00:13 PM
They are entertaining yes, but they are terrible games.

Okay so clearly you missed the point of video games


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Colton on September 06, 2012, 07:35:36 PM
Okay so clearly you missed the point of video games

Not exactly. You can tap your foot along to the beat of some crappy pop song, but that doesn't mean it's good music.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: AngryGreg on September 06, 2012, 08:04:34 PM
anyone hear anything about a new xbox console release date?


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: So_Bombed on September 06, 2012, 08:16:01 PM
Not exactly. You can tap your foot along to the beat of some crappy pop song, but that doesn't mean it's good music.

Not the same thing at all.  Music is an art to be appreciated.  Video games are there solely to entertain.  If they aren't buggy and they provide hours of fun to millions, they are good games.

My impression is that you just don't like multiplayer FPS games.  And that's fine, good for you.  But don't slag games just because you don't like the genre... that doesn't make it a bad game.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Colton on September 06, 2012, 08:31:49 PM
Not the same thing at all.  Music is an art to be appreciated.  Video games are there solely to entertain.  If they aren't buggy and they provide hours of fun to millions, they are good games.

My impression is that you just don't like multiplayer FPS games.  And that's fine, good for you.  But don't slag games just because you don't like the genre... that doesn't make it a bad game.

Video games are just as much an art as music and movies are.

I love Multiplayer FPS games. I have put an enormous amount of hours into them. I'm likely much younger than you, but I can almost guarantee you have only put in a fraction of the amount of time I have into playing them.

If you are using popularity as the sole factor of what makes a good game, and claim video games are solely to entertain, there is no point in even trying to get anything through to you


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on September 06, 2012, 10:26:40 PM
Video games are just as much an art as music and movies are.

If you are using popularity as the sole factor of what makes a good game, and claim video games are solely to entertain, there is no point in even trying to get anything through to you

Agreed. Video games are no less artistic than music, movies, painting, etc.

The popularity of a game doesn't quantify how good or bad it is. Certain genres appeal to the masses more than others but that has nothing to do with the quality of a game.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: So_Bombed on September 07, 2012, 12:28:31 AM
Video games are just as much an art as music and movies are.

I love Multiplayer FPS games. I have put an enormous amount of hours into them. I'm likely much younger than you, but I can almost guarantee you have only put in a fraction of the amount of time I have into playing them.

If you are using popularity as the sole factor of what makes a good game, and claim video games are solely to entertain, there is no point in even trying to get anything through to you

You're probably right about the time because I play games from all genres.  Not to say I haven't been putting a massive amount of time into FPS's ever since Wolfenstein... Because I have.  Obviously this is just subjective and I know you think your opinion is the only correct one.  But i'd love to hear what made Halo 3 a "terrible" game in your opinion.  The campaign was awesome, especially co-op, and the multiplayer was unbelievably fun.  I just can't see what was wrong with that game to call it terrible.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Ziggy66 on September 07, 2012, 01:26:03 AM
Agreed. Video games are no less artistic than music, movies, painting, etc.

The popularity of a game doesn't quantify how good or bad it is. Certain genres appeal to the masses more than others but that has nothing to do with the quality of a game.

Some good points. Everyone has their own personal preference in regards to music and even video games. Some will be more main stream and gross billions and others will be great but overshadowed by another. Obviously we all like and dislike certain franchises and games and bickering will not change anyone's mind on their preference.  Example. I enjoy the MW series and believe it is a great series and more then entertaining but bioshock was just ok and I would never recommend it to anyone....boom try and change my mind...but you can't. Meaningless arguments...now pass the scotch, I need another drink.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: So_Bombed on September 07, 2012, 01:30:52 AM
Some good points. Everyone has their own personal preference in regards to music and even video games. Some will be more main stream and gross billions and others will be great but overshadowed by another. Obviously we all like and dislike certain franchises and games and bickering will not change anyone's mind on their preference.  Example. I enjoy the MW series and believe it is a great series and more then entertaining but bioshock was just ok and I would never recommend it to anyone....boom try and change my mind...but you can't. Meaningless arguments...now pass the scotch, I need another drink.

Exactly.... That's what's so ridiculous... Saying games are low quality just because they don't match their own personal preference..


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on September 07, 2012, 03:25:09 AM
Some good points. Everyone has their own personal preference in regards to music and even video games. Some will be more main stream and gross billions and others will be great but overshadowed by another. Obviously we all like and dislike certain franchises and games and bickering will not change anyone's mind on their preference.  Example. I enjoy the MW series and believe it is a great series and more then entertaining but bioshock was just ok and I would never recommend it to anyone....boom try and change my mind...but you can't. Meaningless arguments...now pass the scotch, I need another drink.

Sure... I'll share it. ;D

That's just my point, though. The popularity of a game or game series alone doesn't necessarily define how good or bad it is. Neither does individual preference, though. I love the MW series, as I do pretty much every COD game to date. I love campaign mode but get bored of multiplayer too quickly. Conversely, there are others who hate campaign mode but love the multiplayer.

To each his own, right?


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: So_Bombed on September 07, 2012, 02:27:42 PM
Starcraft 2!!!!


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: BBBob on September 07, 2012, 10:32:10 PM
Does anyone have a Blue Bomber jersey and or roster setup for Madden 13 (I'm on xbox) that they could share?

Madden 13 is the best Madden game that I have played, not perfect but great!

Also, if you want a beta key for the pc online free game Smite, I have a few left, send me your email address and I'll send a key.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Colton on September 08, 2012, 06:15:33 PM
Loving the skating in NHL 13.

Really hating the way superstar difficulty is done this year though. It does not feel like I'm playing against good AI, it just feels like they made my players suck more than they do on Pro/All-Star.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: beautifuleyes-04 on September 27, 2012, 11:20:48 AM
Why hasn't anyone mentioned DONKEY KONG??? Best ever.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on September 27, 2012, 04:04:40 PM
Resident Evil 6 in five days!!! ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Colton on September 27, 2012, 04:13:43 PM
Not enough time to play both Borderlands 2 AND Torchlight 2 :(

Also, NHL 13 is awesome. I don't know if it's the game, or just luck, but of the 8-10 games I have played online against or with my friend, they have all be really close, really fun, devoid of crap goals, and the stats (shots, PIM, hits, faceoffs... even just where shots are taken and where goals are scored from) are all very realistic.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: SynysterGates on September 27, 2012, 06:03:31 PM
Resident Evil 6 in five days!!! ;D ;D ;D

woohoo can't wait...demo was fun even though it took me far too long to figure out how to heal myself


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on September 27, 2012, 06:46:16 PM
woohoo can't wait...demo was fun even though it took me far too long to figure out how to heal myself

Yeah, it was a little confusing getting used to the controls... After I did, though... What a blast!

The demo was pretty awesome. I seriously can't wait for the game.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Duckman118 on September 28, 2012, 02:00:36 AM
Anyone playing the Medal of Honor: Warfighter beta that's exclusive to Xbox?
If so hit me up, gamertag: Duckman118


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: So_Bombed on September 28, 2012, 04:39:17 PM
RE6 should be awesome.

Certainly a hell of a lot better than RE:Operation Raccoon City, for anyone who had the misfortune of playing that disaster.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Colton on September 28, 2012, 05:07:10 PM
I'll probably end up getting RE6 in a Steam sale some day, just not my style of game to be paying full price for.

I still have very fond memories of the earlier games though, I'll always remember the original as one of my favorite horror games.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on September 28, 2012, 07:32:54 PM
Resident Evil (AKA Biohazard) is the game when it comes to the survival horror genre. The main titles have all been great, IMO. The first three in particular have a special place in my gamer's heart.

Did you get your pre-order out for this game yet? :D

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Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Duckman118 on October 02, 2012, 09:23:39 PM
So..... Resident Evil 6 bombed in ratings... Gamespot gave it a 4.5 and IGN gave it a 7.9...
It's averaging a 68 on metacritic... Guess it was somewhat expected.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: SynysterGates on October 02, 2012, 09:25:40 PM
I'll admit the reviews scared me off of buying RE6 right away...might wait until I hear news about upcoming patches to fix some of the most obvious issues


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Duckman118 on October 02, 2012, 10:29:52 PM
I'll admit the reviews scared me off of buying RE6 right away...might wait until I hear news about upcoming patches to fix some of the most obvious issues
Me too. But i was watching some coop walkthroughs and it actually looks pretty fun. Lots of set pieces and quick time events, but fun regardless. Reminds me a bit of Uncharted 3


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: SynysterGates on October 02, 2012, 10:44:55 PM
Me too. But i was watching some coop walkthroughs and it actually looks pretty fun. Lots of set pieces and quick time events, but fun regardless. Reminds me a bit of Uncharted 3

Yup I played the demo co-op and loved it thats why i'm kind of on the fence about it...RE5 took a lot of flak for being different but at the same time I can't count how many times I played through it solo and co-op. I guess my biggest issue with it is they took away the gun upgrade system but the upside of that is its no longer a farming run to buy them all


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on October 03, 2012, 01:17:17 AM
Me too. But i was watching some coop walkthroughs and it actually looks pretty fun. Lots of set pieces and quick time events, but fun regardless. Reminds me a bit of Uncharted 3

Very similar to Uncharted. Much more action-oriented than previous games but similar style to RE4 and RE5.

I played through about 3 hours of Leon's campaign earlier today. It's a serious, serious game. And loads of fun. Capcom seems to have done a great job.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Darkdialga on October 07, 2012, 01:51:07 AM
Anyone else played DEFCON? game is depressing and cold, but great.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Duckman118 on October 07, 2012, 03:56:25 AM
MoH: Warfighter beta is a blast. It's not just another shooter by any means. Does enough to separate itself for sure.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: So_Bombed on October 11, 2012, 01:14:11 PM
I held off on RE6, the really poor reviews scared me off.  I'll give it a shot eventually though.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Duckman118 on November 02, 2012, 12:13:56 AM
Halo 4 is getting plenty of 9's and 10's. Probably GOTY. So excited for this Wednesday!!! Gonna load up on some Mtn Dew and Doritos!


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on November 02, 2012, 12:28:56 AM
Anyone try ACIII yet? I picked up my copy last night but will fire it up for the first time tonight. I'm stoked.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Duckman118 on November 02, 2012, 12:51:04 AM
Anyone try ACIII yet? I picked up my copy last night but will fire it up for the first time tonight. I'm stoked.
Yes. Very fun game. But gotta beat it before i devote my life to Halo 4 with my buddies.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on November 02, 2012, 01:24:21 AM
Yes. Very fun game. But gotta beat it before i devote my life to Halo 4 with my buddies.

Halo 4 looks like it's going to be amazing.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Duckman118 on November 02, 2012, 01:44:23 AM
Halo 4 looks like it's going to be amazing.
aye it does. Haven't played much xbox lately and Halo is going to be changing that.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: barnes on November 02, 2012, 04:32:28 AM
I'm looking forward to getting my hands on ACIII, Forza Horizon and maybe dishonored.  There doesn't seem to be as many deep content games as there was 10 years ago, it's all just graphics now. 
Boo I'd rather have PS graphics and a deep game then 360 graphics and a bad story/gameplay.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on November 02, 2012, 12:07:54 PM
I'm looking forward to getting my hands on ACIII, Forza Horizon and maybe dishonored.  There doesn't seem to be as many deep content games as there was 10 years ago, it's all just graphics now. 
Boo I'd rather have PS graphics and a deep game then 360 graphics and a bad story/gameplay.

If you feel that's the case, you should probably check out Sleeping Dogs. Lots and lots of content and a solid and lenghty storyline on top of that.
ACIII is shaping up to be in the good graphics, good content category, too. Halo 4 looks like like it may fall into that one, too.

I do agree, though. There are so many games with little to no content but good graphics.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on November 03, 2012, 04:44:21 PM
So, I finally played ACIII last night. Awesome game. If you played the others, you will most likely enjoy this one.

If this is the final AC installment, I really hope Ubisoft decides to release a boxset of some kind in the future. This has been one of my favourite game series during the seventh generation of consoles.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: So_Bombed on December 05, 2012, 08:50:30 PM
Just thought I would pipe in here... I've been playing Halo 4 for almost a month now and I'm pretty impressed.

I hated Reach, there was so much wrong with that game... the Halo franchise has redeemed itself with this one.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Mike on December 05, 2012, 08:58:17 PM
Just thought I would pipe in here... I've been playing Halo 4 for almost a month now and I'm pretty impressed.

I hated Reach, there was so much wrong with that game... the Halo franchise has redeemed itself with this one.

What level you at?


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: So_Bombed on December 05, 2012, 10:14:21 PM
What level you at?

48


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: AngryGreg on December 05, 2012, 11:02:53 PM
anyone have FarCry 3 yet?


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Mike on December 06, 2012, 12:28:20 AM
48

Slightly ahead of me.

For now.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: SynysterGates on December 06, 2012, 12:41:27 AM
anyone have FarCry 3 yet?

have it and loving it so far. Kept everything that was great about far cry 2 as well as adding the assassin's creed style map syncing and a huge xp upgrade tree


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: AngryGreg on December 06, 2012, 01:30:06 AM
have it and loving it so far. Kept everything that was great about far cry 2 as well as adding the assassin's creed style map syncing and a huge xp upgrade tree

sweet...loved Far Cry 2


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Duckman118 on December 07, 2012, 05:38:38 PM
Far Cry 3 is easily the best Far Cry game yet. Far Cry 2 was nearly unplayable for me because for some reason my sensitivity felt broken. It would constantly be slowing down while looking or speeding up. Super annoying. The gunplay feels more like Battlefield now which i love. And the Multiplayer is actually fun, same with coop. great game and definitely GOTY worthy. The 3 top games this year have all been shooters.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on December 09, 2012, 04:53:52 PM
I've heard nothing but good stuff about Far Cry 3. And if it's better than the second one, that says it all. Far Cry 2 was unreal.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: AngryGreg on December 22, 2012, 03:05:50 PM
Love what I'm hearing about Far Cry 3..hoping my wife gets me it for xmas lol...started ACIII, really impressed thus far


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: theaardvark on December 29, 2012, 08:34:55 PM
Question:  is the CFL mod of Madden 08 an actual 3 down, no fair catch with the rouge game?  I understand it is on the NFL field, or at least the short endzones, but just how close is it to real CFL ball?


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: AngryGreg on December 29, 2012, 08:50:15 PM
got Farcry 3....game is nothing but awesome!!!!


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: AngryGreg on January 02, 2013, 10:08:54 PM
im sooo addicted to this game  :D


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Duckman118 on January 03, 2013, 04:29:23 AM
im sooo addicted to this game  :D
I beat it the other night. Very satisfying campaign. Co op is tons of fun with some buddies also.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: AngryGreg on January 06, 2013, 05:50:10 AM
i only have like 5 missions to go..but only done like 40% of the total game


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Duckman118 on March 29, 2013, 10:42:37 PM
Anyone watch the Battlefield 4, 17 minutes of gameplay? **** it looks almost photo realistic! Hopefully it's announced for next gen consoles so I can play on the next Xbox. Otherwise I need to upgrade my PC because there is no way current gen consoles will be able to run that beast without having to scale it down a ton.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on April 01, 2013, 02:57:54 AM
Isn't BF4 for the next generation of consoles...? That's what I'm guessing because there is no way current gen consoles can make a game look that good. BF3 looked amazing but this BF4 gameplay demo was bananas.

Anyone try Bioshock Infinite? Looks pretty good and the reviews have been solid. I'm still making my way through MGR:Revengeance and GOW:Ascension and then hopefully on to Tomb Raider.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: SynysterGates on April 01, 2013, 04:56:04 PM
Isn't BF4 for the next generation of consoles...? That's what I'm guessing because there is no way current gen consoles can make a game look that good. BF3 looked amazing but this BF4 gameplay demo was bananas.

Anyone try Bioshock Infinite? Looks pretty good and the reviews have been solid. I'm still making my way through MGR:Revengeance and GOW:Ascension and then hopefully on to Tomb Raider.

Got Bioshock for PC and it is really amazing...i'd honestly be surprised if it doesn't win GOTY


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on April 01, 2013, 06:34:44 PM
Got Bioshock for PC and it is really amazing...i'd honestly be surprised if it doesn't win GOTY

Sounds awesome. But the year just started. Plenty of good games on the horizon for 2013. ;)


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: SynysterGates on April 01, 2013, 06:55:13 PM
Sounds awesome. But the year just started. Plenty of good games on the horizon for 2013. ;)

lol true enough...have high hopes for watchdogs as well


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on April 01, 2013, 07:02:08 PM
lol true enough...have high hopes for watchdogs as well

That game looks epic. So many awesome-looking games this year. ;D


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Duckman118 on April 01, 2013, 07:50:01 PM
Isn't BF4 for the next generation of consoles...? That's what I'm guessing because there is no way current gen consoles can make a game look that good. BF3 looked amazing but this BF4 gameplay demo was bananas.

Anyone try Bioshock Infinite? Looks pretty good and the reviews have been solid. I'm still making my way through MGR:Revengeance and GOW:Ascension and then hopefully on to Tomb Raider.
BF4 was announced for only current gen consoles and PC so far. No comments regarding PS4 and NextBox.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Chester00 on June 13, 2013, 05:07:45 AM
PS4.  microsoft got pwnd at E3. 


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on June 13, 2013, 12:06:09 PM
PS4.  microsoft got pwnd at E3. 

Who wants a glorified TiVO? Not me. DRM nonsense, mandatory Kinect, and 24-hr online check-ins... Garbage. MS really mucked up, IMO.

I'm going to EB tomorrow to pre-order my PS4 when I pick up The Last of Us.

Lots of awesome games, too. Destiny, DriveClub, Watchdogs, inFAMOUS: Second Son... Just to name a few.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: SynysterGates on June 13, 2013, 02:47:02 PM
Who wants a glorified TiVO? Not me. DRM nonsense, mandatory Kinect, and 24-hr online check-ins... Garbage. MS really mucked up, IMO.

I'm going to EB tomorrow to pre-order my PS4 when I pick up The Last of Us.

Lots of awesome games, too. Destiny, DriveClub, Watchdogs, inFAMOUS: Second Son... Just to name a few.

Can't wait to pick up my copy tomorrow either


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on June 13, 2013, 02:54:52 PM
The effort by Microsoft is a good one. The system should be more than just games... at least from my perspective. I have a high-end PC for gaming only and I probably wouldn't want to go over to console for "just a gaming experience". A system that improves TV and let's me keep up with my sports and fantasy teams on one UI is cool though, plus having the ability to couch game.. not bad - I'm interested.

I'll end up with both eventually.. but I agree with you... Sony brought it in E3. I've always liked Sony's systems better than Microsoft's.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on June 13, 2013, 02:57:42 PM
Can't wait to pick up my copy tomorrow either

One of the most anticipated titles of the year. I played the demo last week and was blown away. Tomorrow needs to hurry up! ;D


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Chester00 on June 14, 2013, 04:58:20 AM
i havent played my ps3 in a few months and am a big god of war fan so i went to get ascension today.  this lady at EB told me about this game Last of Us that you guys are mentioning.   I am also a huge unchartered fan so i am going to have to take a look at this i tihnk!


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Chester00 on June 14, 2013, 05:07:57 AM
wow just watched some gameplay of The last of us on youtube.. definitely will be getting it after i finish ascension. wow.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Duckman118 on June 15, 2013, 04:51:36 AM
The effort by Microsoft is a good one. The system should be more than just games... at least from my perspective. I have a high-end PC for gaming only and I probably wouldn't want to go over to console for "just a gaming experience". A system that improves TV and let's me keep up with my sports and fantasy teams on one UI is cool though, plus having the ability to couch game.. not bad - I'm interested.

I'll end up with both eventually.. but I agree with you... Sony brought it in E3. I've always liked Sony's systems better than Microsoft's.
SirB&G, you are one of the very few reasonable people on the internet right now. People need to realize that where they like it or not, what Microsoft is doing is the future. It's essentially steam on console. Who isn't always connected to the internet? I know I am, so are all of the people using the internet to complain about it. Plus for almost all of the exclusives Microsoft announced like Titanfall and Forza require constant use of the cloud. And the used game nonsense? Yeah you can trade in used games, as stated by microsoft. It's up to the publishers if they want to opt out of that feature, just like what Sony is doing.

http://ca.ign.com/articles/2013/06/06/microsoft-details-xbox-one-used-games-always-online


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Duckman118 on June 15, 2013, 04:55:47 AM
Not to mention, Microsoft had a much more impressive launch lineup than Sony. Exclusives like Titanfall, Dead Rising 3, Quantum Break, Ryze, Project SPark, Sunset Overdrive, Forza, Killer Instinct, D4, Dragon Panzoon(I forgot the full name), Minecraft etc. Vs Sony's Infamous Second Son, Killzone Shadows Fall, Warframe, Planetside 2, Blacklight Retribution etc.



Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Ziggy66 on June 17, 2013, 01:27:28 PM
SirB&G, you are one of the very few reasonable people on the internet right now. People need to realize that where they like it or not, what Microsoft is doing is the future. It's essentially steam on console. Who isn't always connected to the internet? I know I am, so are all of the people using the internet to complain about it. Plus for almost all of the exclusives Microsoft announced like Titanfall and Forza require constant use of the cloud. And the used game nonsense? Yeah you can trade in used games, as stated by microsoft. It's up to the publishers if they want to opt out of that feature, just like what Sony is doing.

http://ca.ign.com/articles/2013/06/06/microsoft-details-xbox-one-used-games-always-online

I have been a huge MS supporter and a staunch pro xbox 360 gamer for the longest time. I do not see where MS is headed as going towards the future. If anything in regards to the DRM and always online aspect they are going in a backwards direction and even losing market share in countries which will not be supported by their new consule. Plus making the Kinect manditory with no option to purchase the xbone  without it was very foolish IMO. If they had an consule option that did not come with the Kinect I may of considered to stay with MS.They have lost this customer with their latest offering. It pains me to say I will be stepping over that line to PS after really really really enjoying my 360 and xbox live.

Yes I will miss out on a few exclusives but the only one that held intrest for me was Ryse. On to bigger and better things I guess. Hopefully MS realizes their mistake once they see their first quarter sales vs Sony.



Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on June 17, 2013, 03:09:28 PM
wow just watched some gameplay of The last of us on youtube.. definitely will be getting it after i finish ascension. wow.

Unreal game. Simply unreal. And highly addictive. All the positive reviews are definitely justified. I recommend this game to any one with a PS3.

As for the whole next gen console battle, I think the world has spoken. Time will tell how it all plays out but I think Sony did all the right things where MS did not. Just my opinion, though.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Jets on June 17, 2013, 07:31:54 PM
anyone here play civ V? I hadn't previously, but the other day I saw it on steam with all the expansions for 49 bucks.  Couldn't pass up the chance to try it out, so far it's very good.  Will likely tide me over until NHL 14/GTA this fall.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Duckman118 on June 18, 2013, 02:40:29 AM
To all of you people that are unclear on the Xbox One's policies. Please read.

http://news.xbox.com/2013/06/license

And hear is how the cloud works on the Xbox One

http://tech2.in.com/news/console/xbox-one-will-be-four-times-more-powerful-because-of-the-cloud/874558

Don't always believe what the fanboys say on the internet.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Duckman118 on June 19, 2013, 08:11:06 PM
Well, disregard my last post. Microsoft is taking out all of their policies.

http://ca.ign.com/articles/2013/06/19/microsoft-reversing-xbox-one-internet-used-game-policies


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on June 19, 2013, 08:19:22 PM
anyone here play civ V? I hadn't previously, but the other day I saw it on steam with all the expansions for 49 bucks.  Couldn't pass up the chance to try it out, so far it's very good.  Will likely tide me over until NHL 14/GTA this fall.

Civ 5 is amazing. I play it all the time. It's a game you can keep going back to again and again. I especially like the Steam Workshop mods where you can play the entire world with true starting points. It's beyond awesome.

I have well over 100 hours which is a lot but it's been out a long time too - and the expansion this fall should add the the middle + end game which is needed. It's a solid game!


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on June 19, 2013, 08:33:27 PM
Well, disregard my last post. Microsoft is taking out all of their policies.

http://ca.ign.com/articles/2013/06/19/microsoft-reversing-xbox-one-internet-used-game-policies

Haha good for them for listening.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on June 21, 2013, 01:22:07 PM
Haha good for them for listening.

Indeed. Smart move, MS. Well done.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Thom77 on August 01, 2013, 10:42:00 PM
NOt two weeks ago I DL'd Half-Life 2 from Steam - all the espisodes etc., for $6.49.

On the Mac too - and while I waited for it to load, I recalled all the hours spent on HL and HL2...the mood, story line and the sheer terror that it provided. I wondered...will it be the same?

Um, yeah. Hell yeah! Just made it through the Sandlots (with all the chomping, flying antlions) and I'm in LOVE with gaming once again. I know - PS and the X offer a ton...but for me, it's back to PC games of long ago...and a few hundred hours ahead to "waste" on this title. Shotgun, locked and loaded.

I have never played Civ anything but it seems I am missing something.

To Steam...


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on August 15, 2013, 02:04:01 PM
NOt two weeks ago I DL'd Half-Life 2 from Steam - all the espisodes etc., for $6.49.

On the Mac too - and while I waited for it to load, I recalled all the hours spent on HL and HL2...the mood, story line and the sheer terror that it provided. I wondered...will it be the same?

Um, yeah. Hell yeah! Just made it through the Sandlots (with all the chomping, flying antlions) and I'm in LOVE with gaming once again. I know - PS and the X offer a ton...but for me, it's back to PC games of long ago...and a few hundred hours ahead to "waste" on this title. Shotgun, locked and loaded.

I have never played Civ anything but it seems I am missing something.

To Steam...

I love steam!


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Duckman118 on August 26, 2013, 09:02:16 PM
Anyone here play Payday 2 on steam? I recently downloaded it and it is a blast when playing coop with some buds. Although the game has a real optimization issue. It runs terribly on AMD cards, and there is very little graphical options while the options that are there do very little.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: SynysterGates on August 27, 2013, 10:41:02 PM
Anyone here play Payday 2 on steam? I recently downloaded it and it is a blast when playing coop with some buds. Although the game has a real optimization issue. It runs terribly on AMD cards, and there is very little graphical options while the options that are there do very little.

have it and love it...I have an AMD card and have yet to have any issues with it at all


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: SaxonMiller11 on August 30, 2013, 04:33:45 AM
anyone here play civ V? I hadn't previously, but the other day I saw it on steam with all the expansions for 49 bucks.  Couldn't pass up the chance to try it out, so far it's very good.  Will likely tide me over until NHL 14/GTA this fall.

I absolutely cannot get enough of it. I'm studying to become a geography major and history minor in University so it is really up my ally in terms of video games that are not sport-related.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Ziggy66 on September 17, 2013, 12:30:52 PM
any one pick up gtaV last night? getting it after work. so stoked! from the reviews I have read it sounds like it is going to be the game of the year.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: AngryGreg on September 17, 2013, 12:32:39 PM
game looks so awesome.......gonna wait and hope that its a boxing day special this year lol


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on September 17, 2013, 12:34:33 PM
any one pick up gtaV last night? getting it after work. so stoked! from the reviews I have read it sounds like it is going to be the game of the year.

I only played GTA V for a few hours on Friday night so I'd have to play it more to be sure but I think it's definitely up there for GOTY.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Duckman118 on September 17, 2013, 12:57:21 PM
I have never been a huge fan of GTA games, but GTA V is loads of fun. I was never able to get in to the GTA IV campaign and only played it for the multiplayer, but GTA V's campaign is by far the best one of the series. Multiplayer will be even better.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on October 10, 2013, 12:47:19 PM
Picked up Beyond: Two Souls on Tuesday. Very interesting game, similar in style and gameplay to Heavy Rain but a better storyline, IMO. Even though it is a bit harder to follow... The graphics are incredible and the main character is played Ellen Page. She does a really good job, too. Willem Dafoe is also in it.

Much like Heavy Rain, it is a very cinematic and visual game. If you liked Heavy Rain, I think you'll like this game.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: theedge204 on October 15, 2013, 07:29:51 PM
i got GTA 5

great game, but at the same time

id rather play COD or NHL even.

GTA is cool and addicting as hell tho.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Duckman118 on October 15, 2013, 08:50:09 PM
Picked up Beyond: Two Souls on Tuesday. Very interesting game, similar in style and gameplay to Heavy Rain but a better storyline, IMO. Even though it is a bit harder to follow... The graphics are incredible and the main character is played Ellen Page. She does a really good job, too. Willem Dafoe is also in it.

Much like Heavy Rain, it is a very cinematic and visual game. If you liked Heavy Rain, I think you'll like this game.
I've been hearing such mixed reactions on this game. A good portion say it's great while a bigger portion say it's bad.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on October 15, 2013, 09:58:43 PM
I've been hearing such mixed reactions on this game. A good portion say it's great while a bigger portion say it's bad.

Yeah, the reviews have been decidedly mixed. Much like Heavy Rain, which got rave reviews by some and horrible ones by others. If you played Heavy Rain and enjoyed it, though, I'm positive you'll enjoy Beyond: Two Souls.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on November 16, 2013, 07:31:56 PM
Anyone else pick up a PS4?


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Duckman118 on November 17, 2013, 10:43:55 PM
Anyone else pick up a PS4?
Nope, I'm picking up the Xbone next week. The PS4's launch lineup is awful and XBox live has always been the superior destination for multiplayer gaming.
I'll probably get the PS4 sometime next summer though, I don't want to miss out on any great games this gen.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on November 17, 2013, 11:40:39 PM
Nope, I'm picking up the Xbone next week. The PS4's launch lineup is awful and XBox live has always been the superior destination for multiplayer gaming.
I'll probably get the PS4 sometime next summer though, I don't want to miss out on any great games this gen.

A lot of launch games for both consoles were pushed back. Aside from Forza 5 and Ryse, what other exclusives are there worth mentioning? And PS4 did get Killzone but the list of launch titles for both consoles are far from impressive.

Hard to compare free online to paying for it, though. But Playstation Network has come a long way recently. Now that users have to pay to use PSN, that should only lead to more improvements and a better experience.

There are so many good games on the horizon. 2014 is going to be an exciting year for console games.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Duckman118 on November 18, 2013, 12:11:19 AM
A lot of launch games for both consoles were pushed back. Aside from Forza 5 and Ryse, what other exclusives are there worth mentioning? And PS4 did get Killzone but the list of launch titles for both consoles are far from impressive.

Hard to compare free online to paying for it, though. But Playstation Network has come a long way recently. Now that users have to pay to use PSN, that should only lead to more improvements and a better experience.

There are so many good games on the horizon. 2014 is going to be an exciting year for console games.
Oh having to pay for PSN should do wonders for it for sure. And you're right, 2014 is going to be crazy. Can't wait.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on November 22, 2013, 06:26:28 PM
Good read regarding both new consoles:

http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2013/11/xbox-one-vs-ps4/ (http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2013/11/xbox-one-vs-ps4/)


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: MMM Beer on November 23, 2013, 08:52:53 PM
How is your XB1 working Duckman? Heard alot of them are broken but lots of that could be made up fallout from the system wars.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Duckman118 on November 23, 2013, 11:18:40 PM
How is your XB1 working Duckman? Heard alot of them are broken but lots of that could be made up fallout from the system wars.
It's great, loving it so far. Have been gaming hard to battlefield 4 and it's just great. The dashboard and the snap feature are probably the most convenient things to have. And to answer the broken console thing, no I have not had any issues with it yet. Iv heard of some disc tray issues but that's about it. Great console so far


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: MMM Beer on November 24, 2013, 03:54:15 PM
Good to hear. Looking forward to getting my hands on one of these bad boys.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: trapper on November 24, 2013, 04:46:20 PM
I haven't done any gaming in a long time...but heard a bunch of my staff in Ontario are plannning on getting PS4s.....so I'm gonna have to go out and get one too so I can keep track of them  ;D


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on November 26, 2013, 03:37:27 PM
I haven't done any gaming in a long time...but heard a bunch of my staff in Ontario are plannning on getting PS4s.....so I'm gonna have to go out and get one too so I can keep track of them  ;D

Do it. And download Resogun. It's a super fun indie game.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: trapper on November 26, 2013, 04:18:15 PM
Do it. And download Resogun. It's a super fun indie game.


That will be the new thing for me to explore.  I had pretty much every main console up to and including PS2 ... then I got a Wii...then I stopped.   The downloading games to a console and the online presence will all be new.

I'm thinking I may wait a couple months to ensure all main bugs are ironed out.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on November 27, 2013, 01:25:04 PM
That will be the new thing for me to explore.  I had pretty much every main console up to and including PS2 ... then I got a Wii...then I stopped.   The downloading games to a console and the online presence will all be new.

I'm thinking I may wait a couple months to ensure all main bugs are ironed out.

That's an approach many people are taking - and I can't say I blame them. I've read about issues with both the PS4 (console freezing) and the Xbox One (Blu-ray disc drive malfunctioning) but that's to be expected, as with many new electronics upon initial release.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on June 01, 2015, 08:50:34 PM
Totally reviving a dormant thread... ;D

Anyone here play Destiny? If so, have you played the House of Wolves Expansion Pack what do you think of it?

I love it. Beats the hell out of The Dark Below just with the story alone. The addition of Prison of Elders is great, too. I haven't tried the Trials of Osiris yet but it's apparently similar to the Crucible.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Duckman118 on June 01, 2015, 09:13:42 PM
Totally reviving a dormant thread... ;D

Anyone here play Destiny? If so, have you played the House of Wolves Expansion Pack what do you think of it?

I love it. Beats the hell out of The Dark Below just with the story alone. The addition of Prison of Elders is great, too. I haven't tried the Trials of Osiris yet but it's apparently similar to the Crucible.
Stopped playing destiny months ago before even the first expansion came out. None of my other friends like the game so there's not much of a point for me to continue. But I have been playing the witcher 3, and man does it suck you in.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Colton on June 01, 2015, 09:49:05 PM
I've bought Witcher 3 but haven't had a chance to play it yet. Been playing a crap ton of Diablo 3 again. I'm glad that game was fixed with Reaper of Souls.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: True Blue on June 01, 2015, 11:51:40 PM
I've bought Witcher 3 but haven't had a chance to play it yet. Been playing a crap ton of Diablo 3 again. I'm glad that game was fixed with Reaper of Souls.

I saw a pic someone posted that they are giving out 16 DLC to anyone that bought the game, on any platform.  Did you see the insert with this?


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Colton on June 02, 2015, 02:22:42 AM
I saw a pic someone posted that they are giving out 16 DLC to anyone that bought the game, on any platform.  Did you see the insert with this?


Yeah, I think it's pretty neat. I really like CD Projekt Red. I bought Witcher 3 on GoG to play it through Galaxy just to support them even though I'd rather have the game on Steam since almost everything else I own is on there.

So far it's been relatively small stuff but I think one or two things will be content they could have reasonably charged $10-$15 for.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: BomberPride on June 02, 2015, 11:13:54 AM
Those of you who have played Destiny - how would you rate it?

Haven't picked up the controller in a few months, but eventually I would like to upgrade my console to Xbox One. Any recommendations for new games out there?  I like single player games... Splinter Cell, Assassin's Creed and Prince of Persia were my fav's. Last game I played was the reboot to Tomb Raider.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Colton on June 02, 2015, 01:15:15 PM
Those of you who have played Destiny - how would you rate it?

Haven't picked up the controller in a few months, but eventually I would like to upgrade my console to Xbox One. Any recommendations for new games out there?  I like single player games... Splinter Cell, Assassin's Creed and Prince of Persia were my fav's. Last game I played was the reboot to Tomb Raider.

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection gets you Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Presequel which are both great games.

Hotline Miami 2 is also addicting but it's not an incredibly long game unless you enjoy getting all of the achievements in games. It should be pretty cheap on consoles I would think though.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on June 02, 2015, 04:02:51 PM
Those of you who have played Destiny - how would you rate it?

I'd give it a 7.5 right now. The launch content was alright: the main story was short and somewhat forgettable, but the maps and weapons/armor were good and if you like PVP, the Crucible can be pretty addicting. With the addition of two expansion packs, there's a lot more of everything now: new game modes including Prison of Elders and Trials of Osiris, way more weapons and armor, and added missions/strikes to do. It's a repetitive, heavy grinding type of game but weekly resets keep things somewhat fresh and with the amount of content now I wouldn't say it gets boring. If you like first person shooters with RPG elements, you'll probably enjoy Destiny.

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection gets you Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Presequel which are both great games.

The Handsome Collection is awesome. For $50 on PS4, it's a steal.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: BomberPride on June 04, 2015, 11:26:51 AM
I've been an Xbox purist for awhile. I'm a casual player, but I'm wondering if there really is much difference between the PS4 and Xbox 1 in terms of performance/graphics etc. I have a 360 that I was planning to trade up.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Colton on June 04, 2015, 01:16:35 PM
I've been an Xbox purist for awhile. I'm a casual player, but I'm wondering if there really is much difference between the PS4 and Xbox 1 in terms of performance/graphics etc. I have a 360 that I was planning to trade up.

From what I understand the PS4 has a slight performance edge on the One. I don't think it's a very large gap but the one very noticeable difference I've seen early on is a lot of devs haven't been able to get games to 60FPS on the One while they have been able to do it a bit more frequently on the PS4. Seems like the One has also had a handful of games that can only do 720p.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on June 04, 2015, 04:03:47 PM
From what I understand the PS4 has a slight performance edge on the One. I don't think it's a very large gap but the one very noticeable difference I've seen early on is a lot of devs haven't been able to get games to 60FPS on the One while they have been able to do it a bit more frequently on the PS4. Seems like the One has also had a handful of games that can only do 720p.

Pretty much. The difference is negligible - at least for now. The PS4 runs a different GPU (GDDR5 vs DDR3 RAM) so I think from a graphics processing standpoint, it's got the edge.

Anyways, Naughty Dog announced today a re-mastered compilation of the Uncharted trilogy on PS4. I'm pretty stoked because these games were a blast on PS3.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Colton on June 04, 2015, 04:36:13 PM
Pretty much. The difference is negligible - at least for now. The PS4 runs a different GPU (GDDR5 vs DDR3 RAM) so I think from a graphics processing standpoint, it's got the edge.

Anyways, Naughty Dog announced today a re-mastered compilation of the Uncharted trilogy on PS4. I'm pretty stoked because these games were a blast on PS3.

Looks like it was done by Bluepoint Games, who have a pretty solid track record with re-masters/ports (Metal Gear Solid, Ico/SotC, God of War)


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Colton on June 04, 2015, 04:41:27 PM
I might be going to the states this month, and may pick up a Titan X while there. Very tempting. Anyone know if you'd have to pay taxes or anything like that if buying one while in the US for a day?


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on June 04, 2015, 04:57:30 PM
Looks like it was done by Bluepoint Games, who have a pretty solid track record with re-masters/ports (Metal Gear Solid, Ico/SotC, God of War)

This is true. I'm sure Naughty Dog expects nothing short of perfection.

I might be going to the states this month, and may pick up a Titan X while there. Very tempting. Anyone know if you'd have to pay taxes or anything like that if buying one while in the US for a day?

You would have to pay full duty (if applicable) and taxes (GST and PST) for a day trip.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Colton on June 04, 2015, 05:05:20 PM
This is true. I'm sure Naughty Dog expects nothing short of perfection.

You would have to pay full duty (if applicable) and taxes (GST and PST) for a day trip.

Definitely, and dang, was hoping to save some money. Possibly still could depending on the duty. Although I haven't dealt with that before so I'm not sure how much it would be.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on June 04, 2015, 06:30:31 PM
Definitely, and dang, was hoping to save some money. Possibly still could depending on the duty. Although I haven't dealt with that before so I'm not sure how much it would be.

I'm pretty certain there is no duty on a graphics card, just the federal and provincial taxes.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: hammerbutt on June 04, 2015, 06:45:07 PM
Vidoe games and consoles are Category 5 no duty jus GST

http://www.crossbordershopping.ca/duty-tax-import-guide/canada-customs-duty-rates-tariffs-and-taxes


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Colton on June 04, 2015, 07:42:44 PM
Hmm, sounds like that purchase may happen if I end up going to the states this month :D


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on June 09, 2015, 10:47:01 PM
Hmm, sounds like that purchase may happen if I end up going to the states this month :D

If you get a titan then you gotta get a 1440p or 4k monitor. I went 1440 swift last month and man it's awesome!


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Colton on June 09, 2015, 10:56:43 PM
If you get a titan then you gotta get a 1440p or 4k monitor. I went 1440 swift last month and man it's awesome!

Yup, I'm on the RoG Swift as well. I'm not a big fan of 4k monitors. The resolution is just a bit too large for something so large sitting 2 feet in front of me, and to my knowledge there are not any 144hz 1ms 4K monitors.

1440p to me is the perfect resolution for gaming, but that's an opinion from a guy who recently spent $1100 on a 1440p monitor.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on June 09, 2015, 11:20:34 PM
Yup, I'm on the RoG Swift as well. I'm not a big fan of 4k monitors. The resolution is just a bit too large for something so large sitting 2 feet in front of me, and to my knowledge there are not any 144hz 1ms 4K monitors.

1440p to me is the perfect resolution for gaming, but that's an opinion from a guy who recently spent $1100 on a 1440p monitor.

Sweet ya it's good! I can't actually get 144 frames on any games yet but I consider it future proofing haha :P


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Colton on June 10, 2015, 12:25:10 AM
Sweet ya it's good! I can't actually get 144 frames on any games yet but I consider it future proofing haha :P

Definitely, I think this monitor will be a top-tier monitor for a while. Only real competitor I can see currently is the Acer 144hz IPS panel that came out recently, although it only does 4ms but it's still pretty badass for an IPS panel. I think the Swift looks cooler though :P


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on June 10, 2015, 12:39:31 AM
Definitely, I think this monitor will be a top-tier monitor for a while. Only real competitor I can see currently is the Acer 144hz IPS panel that came out recently, although it only does 4ms but it's still pretty badass for an IPS panel. I think the Swift looks cooler though :P

Ya, totally. The other nice one is the BenQ 2730Z. It's 1ms 144hz 1440p and has Freesync which is AMD's new version of Gsync. I took a good look at it..it looks pretty nice too.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Colton on June 10, 2015, 04:17:03 AM
Ya, totally. The other nice one is the BenQ 2730Z. It's 1ms 144hz 1440p and has Freesync which is AMD's new version of Gsync. I took a good look at it..it looks pretty nice too.

Yeah BenQ makes a lot of quality monitors. I really like a couple of their super thin bezel monitors. I'm sure they would be perfect for a multi/triple display set up.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Colton on June 10, 2015, 04:18:23 AM
Also, wish people would stop getting better at Diablo 3 at the same time I am :P

Finished a GR today that would have put me well inside the Top 1000 in North America just a couple of months ago, still got some improving to do before I get there yet though!


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on June 10, 2015, 03:42:02 PM
Also, wish people would stop getting better at Diablo 3 at the same time I am :P

Finished a GR today that would have put me well inside the Top 1000 in North America just a couple of months ago, still got some improving to do before I get there yet though!

What class? I was playing it a bunch a couple months ago. They really fixed that game. I was a Whirlwind Barb but GTA and the Witcher have since distracted me.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on June 10, 2015, 03:42:38 PM
How is Wild Hunt? I've heard a lot of good things about it.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on June 10, 2015, 03:46:30 PM
How is Wild Hunt? I've heard a lot of good things about it.

It's good. To be honest I have Witcher 2 but never finished it and never really got into it. Wild Hunt is awesome though. Big open world. Lots of fun. Some streamlined mechanics. Very pretty game on PC anyway. If you didn't play the rest of the series very much (like me) there's a bit of a learning curve and the main story although explained is kind of weird because I don't know all the characters. Still it works well enough and for the most part you're off exploring making your own fun anyway. If you like RPGs it's worth picking up at some point for sure.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Colton on June 10, 2015, 04:03:13 PM
What class? I was playing it a bunch a couple months ago. They really fixed that game. I was a Whirlwind Barb but GTA and the Witcher have since distracted me.

Wizard, not sure if this is publicly viewable or not:
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/DrFeast-1207/hero/48179717

I'm pretty set with my gear by now. Could probably find better bracers, wouldn't mind lucking into a Furnace that has a socket by default so I could roll +10% damage on it.

I think I mentioned this earlier to but Reaper of Souls definitely fixed that game in my opinion. I played it about 60 hours or so in the first week of release but after that I was totally done with it for the most part. I barely played it until RoS came out but since then I have loved it.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Duckman118 on June 10, 2015, 10:13:11 PM
How is Wild Hunt? I've heard a lot of good things about it.
It'll be a contender of GOTY.

I went in with literally 0 expectations and without having played the first 2, game has blown me away so far.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on June 11, 2015, 12:31:30 AM
It'll be a contender of GOTY.

I went in with literally 0 expectations and without having played the first 2, game has blown me away so far.

Nice! I may have to pick that up next month. Might as well trade in Diablo III.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Colton on June 11, 2015, 01:19:27 AM
Nice! I may have to pick that up next month. Might as well trade in Diablo III.

 :'( :P


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on June 11, 2015, 02:33:09 PM
:'( :P

I have too much on my plate with Destiny and Borderlands. Diablo III is a great game, though. I'm still undecided on trading it in... I do have DriveClub and a few other older PS4 titles I could trade in. We'll see.

If only I could quit my job and get paid to play video games for a living. ;D


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Colton on August 26, 2015, 01:49:54 AM
Finally made it to the ranked leaderboard for solo Greater Rifts in Diablo 3!! Totally don't care that it's on the same day a new "era" or whatever they are called started, still made it on there  ;D


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on August 26, 2015, 12:51:38 PM
Finally made it to the ranked leaderboard for solo Greater Rifts in Diablo 3!! Totally don't care that it's on the same day a new "era" or whatever they are called started, still made it on there  ;D

Sweet. Congrats! That's not easy. What rift did you get to? I haven't tried any of the season stuff, but now that 2.3 came out I'm back playing again. The update is pretty awesome, cube is fun. I probably won't do season 4 but I'll keep playing regular.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Colton on August 26, 2015, 01:15:59 PM
Sweet. Congrats! That's not easy. What rift did you get to? I haven't tried any of the season stuff, but now that 2.3 came out I'm back playing again. The update is pretty awesome, cube is fun. I probably won't do season 4 but I'll keep playing regular.

47 in like 11 minutes or something. I've probably already been bumped off by now but I was happy to get on there at all. I definitely have room to improve that number and with the update to opening rifts, improving your time is going to be a lot easier.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Colton on September 14, 2015, 10:19:59 PM
Finally finished up a little project I've been wanting to do for quite some time and lit up my monitor and case (Threw in a RGB+W bulb for my room too). Pretty happy with the end result. Everything is controllable by remote, along with all wireless devices connected to my Wi-Fi.

Photos (http://imgur.com/a/UzfR5)
Video (http://gfycat.com/LegitimateCostlyEyra)


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on September 14, 2015, 11:43:10 PM
That's a killer set up! :o


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Colton on September 15, 2015, 02:44:15 PM
Thanks! ;D


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on November 12, 2015, 03:50:21 AM
Anybody else playing Fallout 4? What an awesome game! ;D


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Colton on January 06, 2016, 03:43:18 PM
Price for the Rift is pretty steep. I was planning on getting a Vive, but if it's as much as a price increase over the Rift as I think it will be I may be forced to go with the Rift.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on January 11, 2016, 05:22:00 PM
Price for the Rift is pretty steep. I was planning on getting a Vive, but if it's as much as a price increase over the Rift as I think it will be I may be forced to go with the Rift.

Rift looks okay but they seem to be rushing things out a little bit. I don't like that's it's mostly a sitting device. The cost estimate was way off and that kind of makes me question their direction a little bit as well. The Steam VR will be more expensive but it will hopefully come with the motion controllers (not the xbox controllers that rift ships with) and it's designed so that you walk around a room. If Steam is behind it, I'm probably in.

As it stands, it's probably wise to wait a year or so and see where it all goes.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on March 16, 2016, 01:23:30 PM
Anyone else pick up The Division? Really fun game.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on April 15, 2016, 01:08:00 PM
Anyone else pick up The Division? Really fun game.

Excellent game overall. Solid storyline, great combat and exploration system (the cover system in particular is excellent, IMO), varied array of weapons/armor, extensive but user-friendly levelling up/skills system, and a seriously massive open world map with a ton of areas to explore (NYC's Manhattan Island N-S from E 14th St. to 56th St. and E-W from the Hudson River to the East River). The visuals and sounds are very realistic, too. A few glitches here and there but nothing that takes away from otherwise amazing game.

The 1.1 Incursions update was released Tuesday and adds features like daily and weekly missions and achievements (similar to Destiny) and additional missions. I haven't played since Tuesday with the NHL playoffs now in full swing but what I did play of the update only added to the quality of the game.

IMO, this is Ubisoft's best game since Watch Dogs. I haven't played Rainbow Six: Siege, though.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on October 20, 2016, 04:23:21 PM
Anyone see the Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer earlier today? Not much of a reveal but it got me pretty excited for more peeks in the coming months! ;D


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on February 08, 2017, 01:38:16 PM
Haven't played much this winter but I did pick up Rise of The Tomb Raider and Battlefield 1 online on Boxing Day. Both really good games, particularly RoTTR.

Downloaded Firewatch a while back and finally played it this past weekend. What a fascinating and fun game. A little too short but I loved it.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Colton on February 08, 2017, 07:55:13 PM
Haven't really played anything new lately. Have just stuck with Rocket League primarily with a little Siege, Golf With Your Friends, and Overwatch in between.

Think I'll probably get a Vive if I can find an apartment with a good space to set it up. Really nervous at this point about waiting for a version 2 though. Don't want to miss out on a potential wireless model or improved wands or anything like that.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on February 22, 2017, 01:58:29 PM
Horizon Zero Dawn comes out next Tuesday and the early reviews appear to be very positive and it sounds like a hell of a game. Here's one for anyone who's interested:

http://nerdist.com/horizon-zero-dawn-is-the-machine-hunting-action-rpg-of-your-dreams-review/ (http://nerdist.com/horizon-zero-dawn-is-the-machine-hunting-action-rpg-of-your-dreams-review/)

Glad I pre-ordered a copy. ;D


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Colton on February 22, 2017, 03:12:51 PM
I haven't played a console game in quite some time but I am interested in Horizon. Might check it out a little down the road. Also super hyped for Breath of the Wild. Think I'll just play it on the Wii U rather than the Switch though... feel like it would be smarter to just buy a Switch a few years from now when its price is dropped and the only 3-4 games worth playing they've  managed to put out in that time span are all available already


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on February 22, 2017, 03:15:33 PM
I haven't played a console game in quite some time but I am interested in Horizon. Might check it out a little down the road. Also super hyped for Breath of the Wild. Think I'll just play it on the Wii U rather than the Switch though... feel like it would be smarter to just buy a Switch a few years from now when its price is dropped and the only 3-4 games worth playing they've  managed to put out in that time span are all available already

HZD has been on my radar for quite some time (E3 2015, IIRC). Needless to say, I'm looking forward to it very much, especially after so many positive reviews.

Breath of the Wild looks fantastic. If you pick it up, please post in here about what you think of it. I can't justify buying another console right now. :D


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on March 06, 2017, 02:40:05 PM
Well, Horizon Zero Dawn is amazing. Put in about 12 hours this weekend... It was hard to put down. :D


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: BomberPride on March 08, 2017, 06:50:51 PM
Heard there's a lot of bugs regarding NHL 17 (Xbox 1), is NHL 16 the better of the two?




Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: The Zipp on March 13, 2017, 04:02:51 PM
HZD has been on my radar for quite some time (E3 2015, IIRC). Needless to say, I'm looking forward to it very much, especially after so many positive reviews.

Breath of the Wild looks fantastic. If you pick it up, please post in here about what you think of it. I can't justify buying another console right now. :D

I don't play video games at all - but I have a teenaager who does and he got this new Zelda game for WiiU and it is easily one of the best looking and engaging games I have watched him play.  It was actually fun to watch him play and the map size and ability to just do stuff was amazing - made me wish I could actually play the thing (just lack the coordination to press the different buttons on the controller).


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on March 24, 2017, 02:18:59 PM
Anyone pick up ME Andromeda? I haven't really heard much good about it and the reviews make it sound pretty underwhelming with some technical flaws and a mediocre story.

I am absolutely hooked on Horizon Zero Dawn. One of the most addicting games I've played in quite some time. Highly recommended if you're a fan of the open-world/adventure genre.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: BomberPride on November 03, 2017, 12:50:50 PM
CALL OF DUTY.

Gonna pick it up after work today.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on February 16, 2018, 08:06:04 PM
Pretty promising open world/RPG from first-time developer Warhorse.

http://whatculture.com/gaming/kingdom-come-deliverance-review-5-ups-5-downs (http://whatculture.com/gaming/kingdom-come-deliverance-review-5-ups-5-downs)

Patches should address the bugs/glitches over the coming weeks/months. This game looks like a lot of fun.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: stevieb751 on February 18, 2018, 03:55:48 PM
Anyone else picked up a VR lately? We bought one as a family gift for our PS4 and are loving it. Still a limited number of games for it but it's a lot of fun.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on February 20, 2018, 03:03:14 PM
Pretty promising open world/RPG from first-time developer Warhorse.

http://whatculture.com/gaming/kingdom-come-deliverance-review-5-ups-5-downs (http://whatculture.com/gaming/kingdom-come-deliverance-review-5-ups-5-downs)

Patches should address the bugs/glitches over the coming weeks/months. This game looks like a lot of fun.

On my Steam wishlist. It's one of those games where if you wait six months and get it on a sale, you'll have an infinitely better experience I think. That's my plan unless I get impatient.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Colton on February 20, 2018, 04:38:23 PM
Anyone else picked up a VR lately? We bought one as a family gift for our PS4 and are loving it. Still a limited number of games for it but it's a lot of fun.

Ended up buying a Rift during their big summer sale. Had used a Vive a handful of times before then and both are incredible devices if you have the rig to run one as well as a decent space to set it up (Although you really don't need too much).

My personal favourite game, and the one that seems to be the biggest hit to anyone that comes over to try it, is Superhot VR


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on April 06, 2018, 04:27:09 PM
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/ubisoft-winnipeg-office-1.4607796 (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/ubisoft-winnipeg-office-1.4607796)

Quote
Video game giant Ubisoft is coming to Winnipeg.

The France-based company, best known for its Assassin's Creed series, announced Friday morning that it plans to open an office in the city this fall.

The worldwide company plans to invest $35 million in Manitoba and said the new studio will create 100 new jobs over the next five years.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: bluengold204 on April 10, 2018, 05:33:30 PM
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/ubisoft-winnipeg-office-1.4607796 (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/ubisoft-winnipeg-office-1.4607796)


Cool beans, I should apply lol


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on May 30, 2018, 01:26:22 PM
New Fallout game announced: https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/30/17405406/bethesda-fallout-76-trailer (https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/30/17405406/bethesda-fallout-76-trailer)


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: bluengold204 on May 30, 2018, 01:32:38 PM
New Fallout game announced: https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/30/17405406/bethesda-fallout-76-trailer (https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/30/17405406/bethesda-fallout-76-trailer)

Sick my favorite franchise


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on August 28, 2018, 04:07:59 PM
Rumoured release date of summer 2019 but who knows. What I do know is this game looks absolutely bonkers.

Cyberpunk 2077
https://youtu.be/vjF9GgrY9c0 (https://youtu.be/vjF9GgrY9c0)


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: Colton on August 28, 2018, 06:16:56 PM
Rumoured release date of summer 2019 but who knows. What I do know is this game looks absolutely bonkers.

Cyberpunk 2077
https://youtu.be/vjF9GgrY9c0 (https://youtu.be/vjF9GgrY9c0)

Summer of 2019 seems far too soon with how they've been going about with the development for this game, would be pretty awesome though. The world building they've done looks absolutely incredible and I can't wait to experience it.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on August 28, 2018, 07:36:35 PM
Summer of 2019 seems far too soon with how they've been going about with the development for this game, would be pretty awesome though. The world building they've done looks absolutely incredible and I can't wait to experience it.

I agree. They're covering all the bases as far as the lore and world to make what should be an epic game. Summer 2019 seems like a highly optimistic projection; I'm guessing holiday season 2019.

It's like Ghost in the Shell/Blade Runner/Shadowrun meets an open world FPS. I am stoked for the next gameplay video/development update.


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on October 26, 2018, 03:13:17 PM
Looks like Read Dead Redemption II is an absolute gem. Rave reviews across the board and GOTY material for sure.

I'm so, so stoked to play it!


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on November 01, 2018, 01:36:11 PM
Well, RDR2 is absolutely incredible. If you haven't played it but enjoyed RDR, you'll undoubtedly love the second one.

Its launch made history, too: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20181030005459/en/ (https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20181030005459/en/)


Title: Re: The GAMING Thread
Post by: blue_gold_84 on April 16, 2019, 06:22:01 PM
PS5 specs revealed: https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/16/18401209/sony-playstation-5-details-8k-graphics-ray-tracing-ssds-ps4-backward-compatibility (https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/16/18401209/sony-playstation-5-details-8k-graphics-ray-tracing-ssds-ps4-backward-compatibility)