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Reviews, Previews & First Looks / The Division: Should you buy it?
« on: March 25, 2016, 10:16:06 AM »
Tom Clancy's: The Division launched about 2 weeks now and has a a world of pros and cons.  This post is by no means a full or critical review but just a heads up for those who were interested in playing it in the near future.

There are a few things before I list it out for you. If you've played Assassin's Creed, any Splinter Cell game, Watch Dogs and Borderlands... you've already played The Division.  Note the first 3 are all Ubisoft titles. Why would I make such a comparison? Because they more or less fused all those games into one which was a good and bad parkour =(.  The concept of a Cover Based 3rd Person MMO RPG Loot Shooter is "unique" in a raw sense but the game itself is definitely not any special. Once you've played for an hour. You've more or less experienced the majority of the game minus the Dark Zone.

Most of these points will probably apply across all Platforms (PC, PS4, XB1), but I will have points that don't affect the consoles or PC and vice versa.

The Pros:
- Beautiful game. Visuals are great even on medium settings. On High and Ultra it's downright beautiful.
- Optimized for PC
^ See... PC points  :sassy:
- Enjoyable... with friends
- Different yet familiar
- Rewarding. Loot drops all around. 
- Story line concept is terrifying if it ever came true. Not the best RPG'ing ever but it wasn't bad.
- You can change the language for the Audio to Japanese and it feels like you're in an anime XD
- Cover system works (for the most part)

The Cons:
- VERY repetitive. Level 1 to 30 is more or less the same mission.. over.. and over... and over..

DELTA ERRORS....  This actually seems to be ISP specific from preliminary investigations.  A Delta Error in this game is supposed to signify that there's an issue connecting to Ubisoft's servers.  I play with a group of 12+ friends on PC. Since Tuesday's Patch, everyone on Flow will take anywhere from 10 minutes to 10 hours to get into the game due to connection issues.  That ONE friend with Blink as his ISP has seen the Delta Error...once... It could just be coincidence that Flow decided to mess up since Tuesday or it does indeed have something to do with the patch

- BUGS! BUGS everywhere! From falling through the ground to gear disappearing to missions stalling at one point because the door cannot be opened.  Ubisoft has a shit ton of work to do with this game.  If I had to list out all the bugs currently affecting proper gameplay, it'll be a forum website on it's own.

- Hackers in the DZ.  The Dark Zone is supposed to be the highlight of this game.  The PVP zone where you'll always be on edge of someone going Rogue and trying to take your nice things. It makes for an interesting dynamic in the game and they still have some work to do on it to balance it BUT when you have Rogues one shotting you with an SMG from 30+ meters away with the Security Link active (80% damage reduction buff)... something is wrong..  Currently there's no "punkbuster" to detect hackers so they're just running the DZ to shit. I'm staying away from it for now.

- End Game Content? - Currently their idea of this is doing "daily" missions in the same missions you've done just at a higher difficulty..  There's one Challenging Mode to be done and 2 Hard Modes to be done that reset every day at 8:00 PM our time. Again.. Rinse and repeat.  And as stated above for the DZ.. well... Yea.. 

They're set to launch an "Operation" which is supposed to be raid type encounter but judging by the rest of the game, I won't speculate until I actually get to play it in April. I fear it may be like the other 15 missions that were a rinse and repeat expect harder.

- Threat System.. So if you've played any other MMO you'd know about "threat" or "aggro".  It's a players ability to have the enemy units target you instead of your teammates so that your teammates could kill them without being shot at. It doesn't quite work... There is a "tank" build that is supposed to attract fire but you could not shoot a single round of over a minute and the second you put your head out.. *BANG*.. you're bleeding out or even dead because that one NPC decided he didn't like you.


Yes I'm aware that the cons overshadow the pros at this point in time but that's how I feel about the game.  If it looks like i nitpicked it's because I did.  As an avid PC gamer and long time MMO player (played WoW for 8 years or so), this game fails to reproduce what studios like Blizzard have almost perfected and set the bar for.  Ubisoft has a lot of work to do on this game over the next few months. Especially before their paid DLC launches.  Which I hope is different to the base game in terms of rinse and repeat. In fact. Once all the things above are fixed then the game will be pretty damn good.

I do find they paid TOO MUCH attention to the level of detail in the game with the environments when they could have been working on the gameplay...

Don't get me wrong. I enjoy the game. Despite all the negatives. Biggest peeve is waiting to see if I can actually play. Delta is my new best friend... I'm very inclined to say that it's actually Flow causing the grief because their service has been terrible lately. Even DOTA 2 we're all experiencing massive random lag spikes.

I advise if you do want to pick it up, like Destiny, it'll hopefully be gtg in a few months after several patches.  Biggest tip is that if you want to purchase it on PC I advise you use EA's Origin Client.  There you can get the base game and season pass for $65 USD ($40 USD Base Game, $25 USD Season Pass) opposed to Steam which is $60 USD and $40 USD respectively. Go EA?

Trading Grounds / WTB Wii Motes
« on: March 20, 2016, 11:43:17 PM »
Interested in getting 2 or 3 Wii Motes.

Even better if they're the Wii Mote Plus versions. Nunchucks aren't necessary but would still take them as well.

If anyone has and are willing to part with hit me a PM.

Trading Grounds / LF: Intel Motherboard Socket LGA 1366
« on: April 18, 2015, 10:38:32 PM »
Friend's MB died.

Anyone have a LGA 1366 lying around that they want to sell for cheap or give away? lol

Trading Grounds / LF GPU - Nvidia or AMD
« on: April 02, 2015, 11:21:17 PM »
Putting together a low-mid PC.

Anyone have a decent GPU for sale?

Mobile Phones & Gadgets / New Phone Recommendation
« on: February 27, 2015, 06:17:41 PM »
So I had a 1st Generation Moto G which worked beautifully till yesterday. Carried it to Dr Berry in Gulf City and the technician said there was water damage to the board. How that happened I have no idea.

Also as a heads up. Don't go to them. Poor customer service. Was told I would get a call within 24 hrs to inform me what was wrong. No call.  Called them, I was told of the issue and that I could collect my phone. Went to the mall and waited for an hour or more for the phone that was "ready for pick up".  Horrible experience with them which made me turn my eye away from them to purchase a new phone on the spot.

So here's what I'm in a bind about regarding a new phone.  I do like the 2nd Generation Moto G because of the pure android experience and it's value for your money with regards to the phone specs. Can't go wrong. Right now Amazon doesn't have it in stock for the price I will pay for it (180 USD).

I do not like the android interface for Samsung, LG, Sony and HTC. No I am not willing to root a brand new phone either. A phablet is out of the question as it's not practical for me to walk around with.

Based on my rather picky criteria, what recommendations would any of you make for me. I am willing to try one of the state brands above but I'm also not looking for a flagship phone.  Price range roof of about $300 USD.  I have considered the Nexus 5 but it is a little above what I'm willing to spend at this point.

PC Gaming / Steam Wallet Cards. Legit or Hoax?
« on: May 07, 2014, 02:02:52 AM »

I stumbled across a website doing a promotion and supposedly giving away money on Steam for sharing their website and getting people to click on the link provided.

At the bottom of the page, it clearly states "This website is not affiliated in any way with Valve Corporation or any of their partners." But from what I can tell it's pretty harmless to your computer.

I'd like to test it out and get to 20 clicks to see if I actually will get the $20 Steam Wallet Card.

Unless anyone has information that this is indeed a hoax, if this website is in fact giving out freebees, I say we can help each other out. =D /I can get the money i want for Watchdogs XD

Ole Talk / Why are we paying for Flow's cable Service?
« on: May 01, 2014, 11:26:05 AM »
I've stopped watching TV during prime time because I can't watch the shows I follow. A lot of people aren't happy with this at all. You pretty much are paying to watch re-runs. I stream all my series now because of this. Now I wonder if Flow even has the legal ability to sell the rights of shows to the local stations. Probably not and I'll go with that theory until proven otherwise.  :shakehead:

PC Gaming / Transformers Universe
« on: March 13, 2014, 12:13:24 PM »
No idea this existed

Also, too lazy to look for more details atm. =p

Mom accidentally dropped her tablet. She practically lives on it. Reading all the time.

Anyone know of a local who replaces the screens on these things?

Trading Grounds / LF: 3.5 mm Male to USB Female
« on: February 13, 2014, 11:15:59 AM »
Does anyone know where I can find said cable?

Trading Grounds / FS: Nvidia GTX 560ti Crysis 2 Edition - $800 negotiable
« on: November 20, 2013, 12:44:21 PM »

Selling on behalf of a friend.

Card is just 2 years old and works perfectly. Never over clocked. Don't have original box or packaging.

Asking price: $800 negotiable

News / NASA Discovery
« on: October 03, 2013, 02:45:47 PM »

General Gaming & System Wars / Fable Legends
« on: August 20, 2013, 08:30:41 AM »

Graphics Cards / AMD R Series
« on: July 05, 2013, 10:18:03 AM »,23328.html

Report: AMD's Volcanic Islands GPUs Launching in October Without HD 8000 Branding
By Tarun IyerJULY 4, 2013 8:00 PM - Source: ChinaDIY

ChinaDIY has reported that AMD’s next-generation “Volcanic Islands” GPUs will be launched in October at the beginning of Q4 2013 and will not be released with the Radeon HD 8000 series branding.

This report is, of course, unconfirmed and highly speculative since we don’t have any information on these upcoming GPUs except for the codenames found in a leaked Catalyst driver last month. 

This being said, the October release date is certainly plausible since Nvidia has launched its new 700 series GPUs, and Ross Taylor (AMD’s VP of Global Channel Sales) previously hinted that Battlefield 4 (which releases on October 29) may be included in a future Never Settle: Reloaded bundle and would be an ideal flagship title for the company’s new graphics cards.

Mobile Phones & Gadgets / LF: Unlocking Nokia Lumia 620
« on: July 04, 2013, 02:31:34 PM »
So I'm in need of getting my Lumia 6 20unlocked from Digicel.

Place in south told me $600 which I not willing to pay.

Can anyone provide me with an alternative?


Couple years old. Works good last I checked.

Asking price: $200

Back plate included.

Trading Grounds / FS: Brand new EVGA GTX 650 2 GB and used GTX 460
« on: June 20, 2013, 07:58:55 PM »
Selling for a friend because he doesn't need it.

Brand new, never used. Box is opened though. Bought from supertech...unfortunately

Asking price: $1200 negotiable.

Used ZOGIS  GTX 460 1GB

Asking price: $500

One DVI output is dead other than that it works fine

Graphics Cards / Nvidia GTX 700 Series
« on: April 24, 2013, 08:14:24 AM »,22204.html

Some details have surfaced regarding Nvidia's upcoming 700-series dedicated graphics cards

There is a rumor on the web, initially reported by Brightsideofnews, that Nvidia will be launching its 700-series parts next month. Not only this, but a number of specifications have come to light as well. For starters, three SKUs will be released: the GTX 780, GTX 770, and GTX 760 Ti.

What was previously rumored to be the GTX Titan LE appears to actually be the GTX 780, which will likely be based on a cut-down GK110 part. As such, it will feature 2,496 CUDA cores, 208 Texture Mapping Units, 40 Render Output Units, and 5 GB of GDDR5 memory that will run over a 320-bit memory interface.

Moving on, the GTX 770 will be based on the older GK104 part, essentially being a higher clocked GTX 680 with double the graphics memory slapped onto the PCB for a total of 4 GB. The GTX 760 Ti would likely be almost identical to the GTX 670, with perhaps slightly different clock speeds.

MSRP pricing for the GTX 780 is said to be between $499 and $599, the GTX 770 $399, and the GTX 760 Ti $299. While all of these details remain unconfirmed, it would be great if they are true.

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