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Xbox / Re: Got an Xbone
« on: March 13, 2020, 11:59:12 AM »
I know what you mean, there really aren't a lot of good exclusives on that system, MS really dropped the ball here. The 360 games that do work, run pretty well. I think they look decent on a 1080p TV but they look like ass on a 4K TV unless they received an X update. It was nice to replay some 360 games.

The main benefit for me is that I can play stuff like Witcher 3 or Resident Evil 2 without having a massive jet engine take off in my living room. My PS4 Pro goes totally bonkers as soon as I play a pro enhanced game on it.

Announcements and Rules / Added a new theme
« on: February 08, 2020, 05:51:36 PM »
Added a new theme because why the fuck not.

It's called SunRise20 and comes with a dark and light coloring which can be switched by the press of a button. Ain't that neat?

Just gotta fix some icons

Nintendo / Re: Switch
« on: February 07, 2020, 08:15:29 AM »
Preordered the Animal Crossing Switch. Let's see if I get the corona machine on time or if it'll be delayed.

Xbox / Got an Xbone
« on: December 31, 2019, 09:39:34 AM »
One X 2 months ago or something.

Gotta say, in some aspects I like it a lot more than the PS4. The BC is fucking amazing especially the games that got One X enhanced like Oblivion or Fallout 3. They look pretty nice.

I am very torn about the UI. On the one hand I like it but on the other hand I think it's wasting too much space and a few too many adverts for things that I don't care about. (As if I care that Shroud is on Mixer)

What I absolutely hate on this system is the capture function. Sony's share button is a lot less awkward to use than the function M$ came up with. On the upside, if posting a video on Twitter, the Xbone doesn't add a fucking store link to the tweet.

Love the passthrough function/OneGuide.

Best thing though? It's far more quiet when playing HDR/4K games than my PS4 where the fan goes into a fucking frenzy which makes playing most Pro / Pro updated games a terrible experience.

PC / Re: Started playing PSO again
« on: December 31, 2019, 09:32:19 AM »
Might even give it a try if it ever comes out on the Xbone.

PC / Re: Started playing PSO again
« on: December 17, 2019, 04:28:50 AM »
Iíve read thatís itís Xbone first with a cross platform PC release later. Idk Iím not terribly invested Iíll just check it out once I hear word itís released lol.

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Geez, I had no idea that they at one point wanted to release it in the west.

Other / Bethesda and the future of TES/Fallout
« on: December 16, 2019, 08:21:25 AM »
I recently picked up a Xbox One X and on a whim decided to get Fallout 4, Oblivion and Skyrim. Oblivion mostly for nostalgia and the other 2 for the increased mod support thanks to MS being far less restrictive than Sony.

From my first playthrough on, there were a lot of things that annoyed me with Fallout 4. Namely the dialogue system, the awful story, the restrictive settlement building and the overall shoddy gameplay. Luckily, the restrictive settlement building can be easily fixed across all platforms with mods. That still leaves one with an awful story, a shitty dialogue system and awful gameplay.

Now that I have played it again, I began to pay a bit more attention to some of the stuff that were going down in the game.

Radiant everything: I feel they went completely overboard or just didn't care for making that stuff believable. I have a hard time believing that Raiders would trek across half the map to harass a settlement with 2 people and 10 Tato plants. That's just not believable in the slightest especially because there are far more lucrative places across the way. Likewise I have a hard time believing that a bunch of raiders manage to threaten a settlement that is guarded by 10 Automatrons and 15 or so Rocket turrets.

Incompetence: A "rumor" surfaced that you were originally able or supposed to fight in the Combat Zone (which is pretty much just a Raider Base now) but Beth couldn't figure out how to remove only ranged weapons from your inventory so that stuff was scrapped. The same is supposedly true for the robot racetrack too. Of course Bethesda never really said anything to that but considering how they had to handle the metro in Fallout 3, I don't think it's too far fetched to assume that it's most likely true.

Fast Travel: I normally don't mind fast travel enough but with Fallout 4 I noticed that the game relies on it too much. Radiant Quests take you to such remote locations that travel on foot is a chore. Settlement attacks are another thing, if you were to travel to the settlement that is being attacked by foot, you'd never make it in time. Additionally it is kind of dumb that you have to travel to a settlement with a 500 defense rating to make sure that the attack is repelled - the cap for a successful defense is embarrassingly low. They also failed to make the world itself interesting and a lot of places are devoid of any interesting side tidbits. Overall exploration is very underwhelming this time around.

A Rollercoaster: That sums up the MSQ pretty much. The MSQ makes sure that you get to see all their awesome and cool set pieces. Wow a Deathclaw. Wow Power Armor. It carefully navigates you through the world, ensuring that you never break the sequence in the MSQ by blocking off access to vital areas (Can't have you miss out on Dogmeat, Nick, Piper or a trailchase by having you encounter Kellog early in Fort Hagen). They also make sure that you meet all the factions one way or another. Even if you don't care to find the railroad, one of the factions will eventually want you to find them. Same with the minutemen. Same with the BoS, they make absolutely sure that you witness their grand entrance into the commonwealth.

Dialogue in itself: Apart from the terrible dialogue system they added into the game, some of the dialogue options are really questionable. For example, for some odd reason, the devs expected that your first contact with ghouls will be in Goodneighbor. You can meet a bunch of ghouls on the way and the MC doesn't give a fuck but boy, when you enter goodneighbor, you can freak out at Hancock's and the Shopkeeper's appearance as if it's the first time you meet a ghoul.

So after playing Fallout 4, I did play some Skyrim and I noticed a bunch of similarities but for some odd reason, they are less obvious than they were in Fallout 4. I guess that stems from the fact that Skyrim has more to offer than collecting junk to build a few shacks. I mean, part of my routine was usually to level up illusion and sneak which in itself usually involves some time away from the MSQ or the overall woes of Skyrim and the Empire.

But just like Fallout 4, Skyrim makes sure that you can not break the sequence within the MSQ. The MSQ also makes sure that you know of all the factions that are available in the game.

That one time Companions event when going from Riverwood to Whiterun.
The scripted event in Riften AND just in case you missed that, the MSQ makes sure you meet the Thieves Guild.
A conversation in Windhelm about the boy who wants to contact the Brothers of the Hood.
The College of Winterhold - you have to meet their angry librarian.

Since skipping part of the MSQ isn't an option, I am almost convinced that they wanted to make you hate the Thalmor that way - by sending you to their dumb party on the whims of a has been blades agent. I mean, I didn't like the Thalmor before but having to go to their party for fuckall didn't make me like them any more. That part also reflected very poorly on the Blades.

The dialogue in Skyrim is also pretty wonky. After the MSQ your MC should have a general idea of Elder Scrolls, yet the first thing you can do, when meeting Serana is to ask her, like a total dunce, what an Elder Scroll is. The same happens across the board - your character's responses can go from competent adventurer to total moron - and that is pretty annoying because it breaks roleplaying in more than one way.

Vampirism: I am pretty much convinced at this point that the reason why they removed the NPC hostilities at stage 4 was because they couldn't fine tune it in any way. Because now the only downside to being a vampire is the minuscule penalty to HP/MP/STA regeneration in sunlight and the weakness to fire. And both can be easily overcome with enchantments. I have to say, that people attacked me on sight if I was stage 4 was a double edged sword. On the one hand it gave me a reason to be careful and stay fed - on the other hand I found it incredibly stupid that someone with max disposition towards me would attack me the moment I reach stage 4 or that people who, more or less belong to a guild but aren't really considered members within the engine, would attack me on sight (like Maven). Instead of doing something else they just applied a blanket fix and nobody cares now. Maybe they couldn't apply anything else, who knows. Shame that they tossed attributes out of the window because Oblivion, with Personalty and Disposition, offered a pretty neat framework for that.

Stealth/Invisibility: Is also a thing that has gotten worse with every iteration of their "Totally not the Morrowind Engine guise" Creation Engine. In Oblivion, if you were invisible, you could run around, bump into people and (if it didn't break) could attack people and they'd have no idea where you are. With Fallout 3 came changes to that. Bumping into people would now result in them knowing where you are. Skyrim took things further, in addition to bumping into people, running normally would give your location away too. AND NEW NEW NEW NEW if you bumped into a reanimated corpse, the whole dungeon would know where you are - note that all these things also happen when invisible. Fallout 4 took this even further - if you or your companion bump into each other, everyone will know your location. So I shudder to think how it will be handled in the next instance of their creation engine.

Lastly, while we all like to point and laugh at Fallout 76 and it's failures we should remember one thing - that engine will most likely be the basis for TES VI

PC / Re: Started playing PSO again
« on: December 16, 2019, 07:01:35 AM »
Went on a nostalgia trip and was looking up the current PSO scene. I guess a NA localization of PSO 2 is coming out next year. That might be fun to get in on again.
Wasn't that going to be Xbox only?

PC / Re: FFXIV Stormblood
« on: June 13, 2019, 06:30:46 AM »
Still can't be assed to play this game. I still haven't done the story - meaning I still have to do that Trial with Tsuyo. Can't say I give much of a shit at this point.

Last night my gf told me that Shadow Bringers early access starts early july lmao. I was completely dumbfounded when she told me that because I didn't expect it to be so soon. Then again, I didn't really bother to keep up at all.

Shitposting Central / Re: Animegate
« on: February 19, 2019, 06:36:26 AM »
Oh boy what a mess. I did catch the whole thing about Goblin Slayer but didn't pay much mind to it. It didn't seem like my cup of tea so I skipped it but I did hear that people were all mad about the initial scene where the party gets owned by Goblins. Nice to know what's up with Shield Hero. I mean what the fuck man. And fuck Crunchyroll anyway. "The money goes back to the creators so here is your new Anime Steven Universe High Guardian Spice from GRORIOUS CARIFORUNIA". CR has been trying so hard to get virtue points the past few years it's ridiculous. Even ended up getting blocked by them on Twitter for pointing out that their diversity panel is lacking brown people.

Ah yeah I remember now, Anime News Network. Yeah that was some fucking mess right there.

I think people don't take that shit to the courts because they know they have no fucking case and would get laughed out of the room. Most of the time it's just baseless accusations with no real evidence to back it up so you use an online mob. Someone will be deranged enough to do something. It was the same thing with the MAGA kid which was a whole new level of stupid especially because big fucking prominent voices joined the call to arms against a fucking kid who, as it turned out, didn't do shit. And it's satisfying to know that they are all getting sued for libel but I doubt that this will change a thing.

Regarding the whole anime thing, it's really fucking scary how easy it is to accuse someone of something as heinous as rape and ruin their life without the need of any proof. I mean I am really sure that there are situations where it is really difficult to prove for a woman that it went down and bullshit like this really just hurts the real victims which makes me pretty damn mad as well and I'm glad I'm not a judge who would ever have to decide on a case where it's word against word.

This whole mess is also the reason why I barely pay attention to Twitter these days. Not just that it's something new every fucking week, but people forget so easily too. Remember that google guy who got fired for the memo? The guy who ran over some antifas? You hear fuckall from the parkland kids. The whole ANN thing has mostly been forgotten too.

Shitposting Central / Re: Animegate
« on: February 18, 2019, 04:42:36 AM »
I don't really follow it or any of the other shit that keeps happening but I've caught glimpses of it on Twitter and 4chan every now and again.

What's the Shield Hero thing about? I saw that pop up a few times but didn't really get any real information to piece stuff together.

I also caught glimpses of another thing where some dude got accused of getting touchy with a cosplayer and then that cosplayer came out and said that she never accused the guy of anything and that he was always respectful towards her.

Everything these days is just such a fucking shitshow man. You have that metoo crap, then the whole sony policy on anime tiddies, every week a new metoo. It's just one shit after another that it's getting uninteresting to keep up

Other / Re: Bought a Shield TV
« on: October 19, 2018, 03:08:39 AM »
Yeah the SNES and PSP emulators from the Play Store work really well. Been playing Phantasy Star Portable 2. Some Emulators have a latency option for both button presses and audio and in some cases adjusting CPU or display settings can help too.

I can't pinpoint if some games had this latency built in for some odd reason. For example, remember the 3D special stages in Sonic 3? Those always had a slight delay. If you wanted to turn or jump you had to press it a bit early. There are games I haven't played in ages so I can't even tell if a delay is normal or not.

You might also wanna try out the N64 Emulator. It's pretty decent and you can set up different controller profiles for every game. I set up a profile for FPS and TPS games that is only used with games like DOOM or Duke.

If you want to dive even deeper, you can give RetroArch a shot, it has even more options to mess around with button and sound delay but it can be quite the clusterfuck too.

Other / Re: Bought a Shield TV
« on: October 14, 2018, 01:42:47 PM »
Might want to do that with Dreamcast and Gamecube too then. Both Reicast and Dolphin are far from perfect and results vary from game to game.

Personally, I'm not a huge fan of streaming, but let me know how it works out for you.

Other / Re: Bought a Shield TV
« on: October 09, 2018, 02:10:53 AM »
I'm more or less sold on the idea of the shield TV. I'm probably gonna get myself that 500GB model though (never know what else I could use it for). I looked it up a bit and from the sounds of it the shield TV is discontinued now? I was hoping they would bring out a bit of a newer model but meh, it'll do. I just don't like that price tag... just means I'm gonna have to wait a bit for a better sale or until I have more money.

Getting files/APKs on it easy to do with just a USB stick right?
Just go with the variant with less storage. You can hook up an external drive. I just hooked up my external drive from my raspberry. 500 GB can fill up fast if you load it with CD images and videos/movies.

APKs are no harder to find than for phones.

But you should first check out on the play store if an app is compatible with the Shield. For example, Chrome and Opera are not available for the Shield TV (which is kind of understandable).

Other / Re: Bought a Shield TV
« on: October 04, 2018, 01:20:47 PM »
Yup got it to run. But had to use Retroarch because the cores that are bundled with Retroarch allow you to switch BIOS files on the go.

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