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  1. PL4YST4TION 4

    So I guess I'm getting a PS4? My wife wants to try Playstation VUE instead of cable and I want to play Bloodborne. Outside of that, I was wondering what games are worth a look. I already have a decent PC, so any recommendations of games that are only on consoles or only on PS4 are welcome. Anything else I should know?
  2. Hitman: Steve Gaynor Edition

    I was busy for much of the weekend. I sat down to give it a try on Sunday afternoon to realize that I'd missed it. I'll try to get the next one. For anyone who had the chance to try it out, how did it go?
  3. Kentucky Route Zero

    I'm only just now realizing that I remember very little about what's happened so far in episodes 1-3.
  4. Invisible Inc.

    Klei's (makers of fine games like Don't Starve and Mark of the Ninja) new game comes out on Early Access today, and I've heard surprisingly little about it so far aside from a few posts about it on RPS. The concept of a turn-based stealth tactics game sounds interesting to me, mostly because I tend to screw up in games like Mark of the Ninja due to my own clumsiness. I'll probably hold off on getting it for the moment since I've bought into too many early access games already, and it seems likely that RPS or someone else will post a review or impressions that will give a sense of the state of the game. Still, it looks interesting. Thoughts?
  5. I think I'm enjoying the game so far, but I'm finding that my general lack of experience with non-Civ 4X games is really holding me back. I'm trying to get through the tutorial and it's not going great. I just can't seem to get my resource production under way. I have to spend energy to get minerals, which puts me under the limits to complete the mission, so it never seems like I'm building a sustainable foundation. Any advice? Feel free to suggest super basic stuff as I am pretty new to these kinds of games.
  6. Jeez. Way to cave to noobs and make the game easier, From Software. /s
  7. Awesome. That and the Quick Look pretty much have me sold.
  8. For those who have been following this game, how does it look in terms of accessibility for people who are terrible at learning strategy games? I've been interested in getting into games like Crusader Kings since hearing the Thumbs talk about the adventures of Ragnar a few years ago, but when I tried to play myself, I just struggled to get started. Does Stellaris seem any better at teaching new players how to play it?
  9. Cooperation really does make it better. When my friends aren't online, I've been mostly playing support. That way I can just find a tank or attacking hero and hang with them for the most part. It's like teamwork without requiring any actual communication with other people.
  10. I love the little unkindled one jogging away from Vordt.
  11. Idle Thumbs 261: Unsubscribe

    Just for the record, the J Allard Prufrock joke made my day.
  12. Hitman: Steve Gaynor Edition

    Apparently Nappi took it all for themselves.
  13. Hitman: Steve Gaynor Edition

  14. The minimum specs look relatively forgiving, though it's always hard to say how laptops will handle things. It's probably worth downloading before the open beta ends to check out at the very least. EDIT: I will say that it looks great. The art style, kind of like TF2's, will probably allow it to scale really nicely from low to high end machines.
  15. The Open Beta is on, and I'm really enjoying the game so far. A lot of it probably has to do with the fact that my game playing friend group all jumped in at the same time and have been cooperating pretty well. Still, this feels like early days of TF2 for me. It's a colorful team based shooter that has enough variations in play style to keep things interesting. Are other thumbs giving it a shot?
  16. Hitman: Steve Gaynor Edition

    I appreciate your occasionally non-stealthy approach. I want to start intentionally using some of the "loud" items rather than just pulling them out in a desperate attempt to salvage a run gone bad.
  17. Hitman: Steve Gaynor Edition

    I've definitely been enjoying it too, and I really like reading the methods you used which were pretty different from mine. For Paris (which went pretty well): For Sapienza (which was a bungling shitty hitman misadventure, but super fun in its own way):
  18. Hitman: Steve Gaynor Edition

    I don't generally mind always online games, but apparently my game had a problem connecting to their servers. My connection to the internet was fine as I had just been playing Overwatch and I'm able to write this now. Anyway, I played through Sapienza. I had a pretty good run, only to finish it and be told that I wouldn't get a score or any unlocks because I was offline. That's kind of not great. I don't mind playing it again, but I'm not sure why the online requirement is there in the first place.
  19. Games giveaway

    This isn't really a giveaway since it is a free thing and mostly meaningless, but if anyone wants a code to play the Overwatch open beta a couple days early (on Tuesday rather than Thursday), I'll PM it to you. EDIT: Gone!
  20. I had trouble summoning for the Nameless King as well. Not so much that phantoms wouldn't come through the door with me as I just couldn't get any to work at all. I just got "Unable to Summon Phantom" messages for everyone I tried. It took a while, but eventually I got one to work and I got through the fight. But it was still kind of annoying.
  21. Dark Souls(Demon's Souls successor)

    I really wish I could try Bloodborne, but I don't have a PS4 and I'm not in a financial position where buying a console for one game is a real possibility. But I'll probably end up giving Demons' Souls a shot. It sounds interesting in its differences from Dark Souls. It might even help me understand Dark Souls 2, and possibly change my mind on it.
  22. Dark Souls(Demon's Souls successor)

    How tough is Demons' Souls to get into? I loved Dark Souls, bounced pretty hard off of two, and loved 3, so I'm feeling a Souls-shaped hole developing in my life. Maybe Demons' Souls is the way to go.
  23. I just finished the game not too long ago. My hands are shaking and I don't have coherent thoughts about the last fight yet other than the fact that I don't know how I survived.
  24. I didn't mean to say that I think it's cheating or anything. I've just really enjoyed the breakthrough moments that happen when I finally get through a bad boss battle solo. Taking down the Abyss Watchers by myself after failing a bunch of times felt really really good. Then when I helped someone finish it in co-op, it just felt anticlimactic. My post was meant to be about balancing my desire for challenge with frustration, that's all.
  25. I've gotten through all the bosses solo so far, but the Nameless King, as everybody else has said, is a huge asshole. I'm debating just summoning someone for help just to check that box off, but I don't know if I will feel like I'm cheating myself out of something in the process. Since its an optional boss, I don't really feel bad about it. I guess I'm torn.