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@  ermac666 : (07 September 2017 - 10:15 AM) Knack 2 is also out for those who are into it. It looks good, and the game is sold at a cheaper price which is nice. Game seems much improved over knack 1.
@  d2_s : (08 September 2017 - 04:35 AM) Getting another PS4 Pro seemed to do the trick for me. Must be a minor hardware error or something. The 2nd one I bought is the same model. Seems quite a few people are affected by this problem.
@  Brandino : (09 September 2017 - 01:44 AM) So far Destiny 2 has been fun to play.  The graphics definitely are a notch higher and the levels don't seem so sparse and quiet.
@  TonyDP : (10 September 2017 - 09:05 PM) I've found the difficulty to be better balanced on the activities I've played so far. I tend to play solo a lot and I never really felt overwhelmed; when my guardian died it was usually because I didn't take my time and tried rushing ahead. The loot drop rate is pretty good too. I already have about a dozen exotics and have gotten enough legendaries that my Warlock has all legendary/exotic gear equipped
@  TonyDP : (10 September 2017 - 09:06 PM) and I have about 100 legendary shards in the bank. Not bad for 5 days; way way better than the early days of Destiny 1.
@  Goldenheart : (12 September 2017 - 06:30 PM) So... interesting thing happened. We got a new apartment, looked up the local internet providers, dialed Comcast's phone number, and got a message saying the call couldn't be completed as dialed. My wife tried the # on her phone. Same message. We're thinking it's very odd such a big company can't get its own phone number right. We call a 3rd time using an app that acts like a phone. Got right through. It seems AT&T doesn't like its customers dialing Comcast.  :crazy:
@  Brandino : (13 September 2017 - 12:14 AM) I'm finding Destiny 2 as more of an expansion then a true sequel.  It's fun and they fixed a lot of mistakes from the first.
@  SpaceInsomniac : (13 September 2017 - 10:11 AM) Glad to hear Destiny on PS4 is now working for you d2.  You should join LeadBetter and me sometime.
@  SpaceInsomniac : (13 September 2017 - 02:24 PM) And I'm guessing you already have a clan in mind for PS4 Destiny, but if not, you're welcome to join ours.  So far it's myself, LeadBetter, and a group of people that I played a lot of Titanfall 2 with.
@  d2_s : (14 September 2017 - 04:34 PM) @Space cheers. I'm with the same clan I was in the original Destiny. We should play, I wouldn't mind doing the nightfall and rat king quest with you guys if you haven't done them already. Haven't had a chance  to play much this week, but should be ok this weekend.
@  d2_s : (14 September 2017 - 04:35 PM) Happy to raid with you guys too if condtions permit.
@  Goldenheart : (16 September 2017 - 09:16 PM) So... odd thing happened. We got a new apartment in Philly. I tried to call Comcast to ask about their internet & got a message that my call couldn't be completed as dialed. My wife tried & got the same message. I thought it odd such a big company couldn't get their own ph# right. Then, we dialed using an app that acted like a phone. We got right through. Seems AT&T doesn't like their customers dialing comcast.
@  Goldenheart : (16 September 2017 - 09:17 PM) & then I tried calling to end internet service at the old house & the computer hung up on me! A week later, I made it back to the old house & found the modem dead! No lights, nothing.
@  Goldenheart : (16 September 2017 - 09:17 PM) old house has AT&T internet & AT&T modem.
@  KaliniuS : (17 September 2017 - 04:14 PM) It's time for my semi-annual check-in at HDTV Arcade lol
@  KaliniuS : (17 September 2017 - 04:17 PM) I've been helping beta test the Steam version of Killer Instinct lately. Speaking of KI, I'm actually going to a tournament on September 30th here in Raleigh, NC. It's called "The Fall Classic." Wish me luck!
@  ermac666 : (20 September 2017 - 06:00 AM) Speaking of fighting games, marvel vs capcom: infinite is out for ps4/pro, XB1 and PC. It plays great with more modes than SFV at launch. I am still getting used to the gem system.
@  ermac666 : (20 September 2017 - 06:02 AM) The only downside is that future dlc characters are behind a pay wall, and there are no x-men characters as 20th century fox now owns the x-men licence from what I understand.
@  TonyDP : (25 September 2017 - 07:43 PM) Marvel has really marginalized the X-Man, and Fantastic Four as well, pretty much removing them from the larger universe, most likely as part of some long game to reclaim those IPs from Fox, who owns them basically in perpetuity as long as they make a movie every few years.
@  Goldenheart : (25 September 2017 - 09:57 PM) Good luck Kal! Kick some Killer butt!

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#21 kyle_5_16

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 11:26 AM

View PostTonyDP, on 02 March 2017 - 07:54 PM, said:

Everything I've read basically says that the system works best in handheld mode, even though it is way too bulky to be truly considered portable. When connected to a TV, the system's limitations quickly become obvious as even Legend of Zelda, their flagship title at launch, has severe framerate dips and the mediocre textures become quite obvious. So you have a portable that is really too big to be a practical portable and a console that is woefully underpowered so any ports are pretty much guaranteed to be inferior.

Well, I am absolutely shocked.

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 04:10 AM

I ended up buying a Switch to play Zelda. I wasn't going to get one, but after watching BotW on Twitch for several hours I had to play it.

Not overly impressed by the system itself. It's overpriced, lacks storage and the joy cons (in my opinion) are worthless. The pro controller is a must if you are older than 5, no way I could play zelda without it. It was an extra $100 AUD to get one.

Oh and that hunk of plastic you mount the joy cons on to simulate a traditional controller, it's unusable IMO - way too uncomfortable. The cherry on top is that it's nothing more than a lump of plastic, you can't plug a charge cable into it or anything. You can buy one with a charging function separately for approx' $40 AUD

The price breakdown was:
   Switch $469 AUD
   Zelda $89 AUD
   Pro Controller $100 AUD

Total $648 AUD. To put that price into perspective, I bought a 500GB Xbox One S late last year with Battlefield 1 for $389 AUD.

On the upside, the new Zelda is one of the best games I've played in a very long time and I'm not ashamed to say I bought a switch just to play it. Worth every cent IMO


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Posted 24 March 2017 - 06:29 PM

Glad you're enjoying Zelda D2. Switch in its current form isn't for me but who knows, if they get some decent 3rd party portable games that are fun and look cool I may take the plunge one day. I doubt I'd use it much as a console connected to my TV but as an oversized portable the game should look pretty.

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 02:41 AM

I hear you Tony, the Switch isn't for me at all, but it was the only way I was going to play that game. If it were just another Zelda game I would have passed, but BotW is one of the most refreshing open world games to come in along while and it won my heart. Only reason I have the system.

If I hadn't gifted my Wii U and its library of fine games to my brother inlaw and nephew, I would have just picked up that version instead. Seeing as I have the system now I'm going to go with it for a while. It has a small footprint while docked and the cabling is clean so at least it doesn't create much clutter.



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Posted 28 March 2017 - 06:08 PM

Around these parts (Canada) they are making it seem like the Switch is nearly impossible to find and as popular and as hot as the Wii when it was released.  

Talking to my friends and co-workers I have yet to meet anyone who has bought one or even has entertained the thought of getting a system.  

Reading the local sub-reddits it seems like stores are getting only 5 - 10 consoles per week which makes me believe that Nintendo is creating false hype again.  To put it in perspective back in my day when I worked at video game stores with other console releases... we would get closer to 50 consoles per week.  

I definitely am turned off on getting one still since it really seems massively over priced for what you get.   Ideally I would be all in once it's at a price point of half of what they are charging now and preferably it will be modded by then.....
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Posted 30 March 2017 - 06:38 PM

I hear you on this.  The hardware and accessories are super expensive.  I might actually pass on playing Zelda since I could never justify buying a wii u either.
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Posted 01 April 2017 - 04:21 PM

Nintendo may be trying to create false hype but I don't think its working. When the Wii was released it dominated the news for weeks and even mainstream outlets would regularly carry stories on it and the shortages and long lines. I've seen none of this with the Switch. I'm sure the Nintendo furries were camped out to get it but once that initial burst came and went buzz about the system has pretty quickly died down. Reminds me a lot of the Wii-U's release so far.

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 04:30 PM

I haven't played a Zelda game since... I think Twilight Princess? Was that the last Gamecube Zelda? I would absolutely love to play them, but I'm not going to spend that kind of money on a Zelda machine, which for me is all Nintendo system's would have been since the Gamecube. Hopefully they get their shit together, but I doubt it :(

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 06:02 AM

Hopefully they go 3rd party and we can play their games on nice hardware for once.

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 07:29 PM

d2, maybe they'll follow MS & Sony's example by releasing a "Switch: Beefcake Home Ed." that's more powerful but not mobile. Of course, it's Nintendo, so they'd probably go with a name like "Swii-u Ed." or  "Switch: Woo Ed." or something knuckle-headed like that.
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Posted 02 May 2017 - 08:31 PM

So Ubisoft is making a Mario Raving Rabbids RPG for the Switch... turn based...   at least Nintendo is trying some new things
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