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@  Holmboy : (19 September 2014 - 05:49 AM) Well, it was a pretty close matchup until Julio Jones went nuts last night...  :Hurt:
@  kubucjuszowy : (19 September 2014 - 01:52 AM) @Myelencephalous yeha. looks like ATL helped you a lot yesterday! I am not so happy about team and RB's are my biggest problem.. I twill be interestin FF season!  :toot:
@  Chilli2627 : (18 September 2014 - 06:42 PM) ehem 2-0.............
@  Myelencephalous : (18 September 2014 - 12:38 PM) You're already projected to lose, son. :Laughing Rolling On Ground:
@  Holmboy : (18 September 2014 - 08:29 AM) LOL @Kuba - NEVER!!! All your RB are belong to us! Doing pretty poor in Fantasy Football so far, but this weekend I'm disciplining Myelencephalous, Adrian Peterson style! :chair:
@  Holmboy : (18 September 2014 - 08:12 AM) Haven't played Detiny much since last week, it was becoming way too repetitive for me. The story is bleh and the diversity of planets just fell flat. It wholly deserves the reviews it is getting. The gameplay is solid especially with friends so I should be getting back into it this weekend.
@  Dbl Incertion : (17 September 2014 - 11:19 PM) Nov 11 and Nov 18 are gonna be very expensive weekends for me. Farcry 4, ass creeds, gta v halo master dragon age.... Yeah plus mordor in 2 weeks
@  TheBMT : (17 September 2014 - 08:31 PM) Tbh... Id love a Destiny type game for the Mass Effect series.  The PVE in ME3 was just a tease to what could be.
@  twentyONE : (17 September 2014 - 05:50 PM) I have to admit that I am enjoying Destiny much more than I thought I would...especially the PvP.  Yes the missions are repetitive and there isn't much replay factor for me but overall I am really enjoying it.  Although, how long I and many others stick around for the PvP remains to be seen.
@  DBMgamer : (17 September 2014 - 03:09 PM) Hey Red I think the source of the "Destiny Derailed" reviews came from the combination of the disjointed story and the lack of content.  The gameplay is great for me personally but I don't get why Bungie sandbagged the content (there are 3 areas just on Russia we can't play yet).  I think should Polygon review it after the 2nd DLC lands and more areas of the game are accessible it would score better
@  twentyONE : (17 September 2014 - 01:30 PM) That nostalgia, that thirst: Headlong, Relic, Terminal....Rat Race, Damnation, Hang 'em High.....Avalanche, The Pit, Sandtrap....Longship, Burial Mounds, Waterworks, Valhalla....
@  kubucjuszowy : (17 September 2014 - 04:15 AM) Holmboy, give me my RB back! :)
@  DBMgamer : (16 September 2014 - 06:22 PM) Updated the Destiny Unlock codes, got 3 more free emblems
@  TheBMT : (16 September 2014 - 05:13 PM) Well I guess it was bound to happen.  In my rush to respond to messages and delete one.  I blocked communication of a friend... and have no idea how to fix it lol
@  Dbl Incertion : (16 September 2014 - 09:56 AM) Maybe in a year or two.
@  Myelencephalous : (16 September 2014 - 09:25 AM) get a PS4 dbl!
@  Dbl Incertion : (16 September 2014 - 08:40 AM) I've found it quite difficult to group up. Missed out on the weekly strike due to only having 1 friend still playing.
@  TheBMT : (16 September 2014 - 08:29 AM) Does anybody see any similarities with Destiny to the game Too Human?
@  TheBMT : (16 September 2014 - 08:25 AM) haha, I havent had any one to play with the entire time.  It has been challenging, but ive been lucky so far. First time with the Vex was like "f*ck ME"
@  Myelencephalous : (16 September 2014 - 07:28 AM) @BMT, you will now realize how difficult the game gets if you don't have friends to play with that are at the same level!
@  TheBMT : (15 September 2014 - 10:12 PM) kinda enjoy ranking up to 20 prior to continuing the missions too much in the story.  Feel more like a proper guardian.
@  TheBMT : (15 September 2014 - 10:11 PM) I just now hit Venus in Destiny after hitting lvl 20.  Having the extra difficulties unlocked is a nice addition for doing it solo.
@  Myelencephalous : (15 September 2014 - 10:12 AM) I shot this vid yesterday for all the train lovers - one of the largest steam engines in the country; it creates a mild earthquake as it passes and was setting off car alarms  https://www.youtube....h?v=aa5kBWk01xE
@  Myelencephalous : (15 September 2014 - 09:58 AM) coooool  https://www.youtube....h?v=dVGaIJEGZSI
@  TheBMT : (14 September 2014 - 06:06 AM) I didnt really get over hyped for destiny, tho I think I was just hyped in general to get my hands on a new Bungie game.
@  Dbl Incertion : (14 September 2014 - 01:18 AM) I'm gonna agree - ryse, watch dogs, destiny,  wolfenstein, and others have just been .... Average. I'm hoping shadows of mordor is good. Especially since it's not been over hyped. Also IM LOOKING AT YOU HALO 1-4 Xbox one collection!!! That's gonna be sweet. +gta V
@  Andrew6679 : (13 September 2014 - 09:42 PM) I feel like the hype games get now days is just too high for them to meet. It's devistating to games and their sales.
@  Andrew6679 : (13 September 2014 - 09:26 PM) Ouch. This isn't what I wanted to hear. Well alright.
@  Dbl Incertion : (13 September 2014 - 07:03 PM) Fun for a short while particularly just because it's new but that wears off the 7th missions that's cut/pasted. Multiplayer is imbalanced like crazy and strikes are fun once or twice.  Overall playing it because nothing else out yet I want to touch.
@  THE RED DRAGON : (13 September 2014 - 06:05 PM) It's growing on me - but i'll be rdy to move on as soon as the next game hits.  Its fun to play something new and its a lot better with friends.  Not GOTY
@  Andrew6679 : (13 September 2014 - 12:11 PM) How did Destiny turn out eveyone? I have been trying to isolate myself from it since i had to cancel my order.
@  Chilli2627 : (12 September 2014 - 12:25 PM) art of the instakill  http://youtu.be/QwNVQvygCNQ
@  Dbl Incertion : (12 September 2014 - 11:24 AM) 3 buddies bought the game already down to 1 friend left playing it.. . f**king blows...
@  Dbl Incertion : (12 September 2014 - 11:23 AM) Man.... Why is destiny just Peter Dinklage opening locks and doors and us fighting off waves of enemies. .. . . And why is every boss fight a "Hey look over here while 2 other guys shoot you in the balls" .... =-(
@  Dbl Incertion : (11 September 2014 - 01:53 PM) Xbox streaming sounds super f**king AWESOME!
@  DBMgamer : (11 September 2014 - 12:11 AM) @BMT none of the Heroic or Nightfall stuff has happened yet, those will challenge you once they start up
@  TheBMT : (10 September 2014 - 09:37 PM) Dissapointed Bungie doesn't have a "Legendary" difficulty option in Destiny
@  Myelencephalous : (10 September 2014 - 11:52 AM) Just don't forget about mastering the crucible... more to come on that one!
@  Holmboy : (10 September 2014 - 08:47 AM) I agree Myelencephalous, tons of fun with you guys yesterday! The best part is hearing everyone scream like a girl whenever a high level enemy sneaks up on you and you have to run like a bitch to regenerate for a bit.
@  Dbl Incertion : (10 September 2014 - 08:46 AM) Strongly agree holms, the group/party system blows, cant talk to others to form up strikes, bunch of shenanigans. . . . Most fun was playing with a friend and realizing my titan helm had a huge "Horn" coming straight out of it lol. Game play is ok, WHY CANT WE FLY OUR SPACE SHIPS! missions are reptetitive and they re use caves and dungeons like this is Dragon Age 2.
@  Holmboy : (10 September 2014 - 08:43 AM) I'd be lying if I didn't say that Destiny's story and variety of missions is a bit underwhelming. It's strengths lie in having fun with freinds online, which it does come through in spades. Onto Venus we go...
@  Myelencephalous : (10 September 2014 - 07:30 AM) Thanks to Holmboy and Silent for the all day gaming session yesterday.  The game definitely starts to get hairy on the higher levels and is a ton of fun.  We earned a bunch of trophies, awards, and glimmer!
@  DBMgamer : (09 September 2014 - 04:26 PM) Ok got an Updated Code list for Bungie.net Destiny redeem portal
@  DBMgamer : (09 September 2014 - 04:22 PM) @BMT lol
@  TheBMT : (09 September 2014 - 03:59 PM) Dammit bungie... I cant resist your games.  Picked up Destiny on the way home from work.
@  Dbl Incertion : (09 September 2014 - 11:11 AM) Lol here's my review of your review of their review.... Brrrrrrrrrrrrt
@  Dbl Incertion : (09 September 2014 - 11:03 AM) http://www.gamezone....eeds-to-go-away
@  twentyONE : (09 September 2014 - 06:59 AM) FYI: official reveal of "Final Stand" tonight.  Leaks/rumors show it as a prequel to '2142' ..and there's Effin' SNOWBOARDS!! ...so pumped!!
@  Dbl Incertion : (09 September 2014 - 12:36 AM) Coming from a mmo background I don't want to just face bash into the same 2 heroic raids of a launch title due to nothing else besides a 6v6 pvp game.
@  Dbl Incertion : (09 September 2014 - 12:35 AM) Maaaaan..... I hope this game doesn't fizzle out due to lack of content. http://www.goodgameb...hours-complete/
@  DBMgamer : (09 September 2014 - 12:15 AM) oh nevermind Grumpy already answered it
@  DBMgamer : (09 September 2014 - 12:14 AM) @21 its from Young Frankenstien
@  Myelencephalous : (08 September 2014 - 10:35 PM) My Destiny is downloading!
@  Grumpy Joe : (08 September 2014 - 09:31 PM) @21 being old i remember "young frankenstein" And gene wilder  as being a great oscar worthy actor
@  TheBMT : (08 September 2014 - 08:51 PM) really want to play Destiny, but got too much goin on to be distracted by it.
@  twentyONE : (08 September 2014 - 08:41 PM) DESTINY, DESTINY...no escaping that for me!  (Bonus for not Googling that and know what it's from)

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How Steam Box could Hurt Microsoft & Sony's Next Gen plans

Posted by THE RED DRAGON, in Gaming 14 December 2012 · 1,313 views

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Valve recently announced their plans to launch a console in 2013 that will directly compete against Sony & Microsoft in the Next-Gen console war.  One would think that a new player in the console arena would start off at a big disadvantage, and that probably would be true for most companies. But if any company has the capacity to deal some big punches, its Valve.

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Steam Box Should Worry Xbox 720 & PS4

Here is a quick laundry list why the Steam Box could be big.

  • Steam has 50+ Million active accounts.
  • Over 1,800 games available (Presumably, these games would be capable of being played on  the Steam Box. And IF they are, that is a huge launch lineup that no other console has
  • Steam offers DEEP discounts and sales throughout the year. Sometimes sales are offered at a discount BEFORE launch of games. If you can buy the same game on 3 platforms, and get the same experience - wouldn't you chose the platform that you can get the best deal on?
  • Digital Distribution: You of course don't have to go to the store and wait in line to pick up a game for steam. I think this could be a selling point for some who don't care about discs. (I do however believe that Microsoft & Sony will start offering access to digital downloads immediately on the next gen)
  • Steam's Big Picture mode allows you to play with a Controller OR a Mouse & Keyboard. Players can now choose their favorite way of playing.
Do you think the Steam Box could hurt Microsoft's Xbox 720 or Sony's Playstation 4?

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My Xbox is getting a bit old and rickety so the idea of another console coming along to compete is intriguing. I do think that there is a lot of player loyalty out there (Xbox/Sony PS flame wars for example) BUT I'm not exactly enthralled with the way Microsoft operates so this might be something worth investing in.

I don't think the Steam Box would necessarily "hurt" the 720 or the PS4 just encourage them to do a better job. It seems like a win/win situation for all of us gamers.
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This is intriguing, I'm unsure which direction to take myself, Living room PC, PS4 or now a Steam Box. It will be interesting to know what sort of life cycle they expect from these Steam Boxes. If it's a shorter cycle I'll be going with Steam. With Sony wanting a 10yr cycle I think it's too much to expect it to hold up against the latest PC tech as is being seen now with current gen console. Having said that PS4 is likely to be more PC like than ever before. As for digital download, I can do that now with the PS3.

I agree with Acerdavidii, this will only push Sony and Microsoft to do better.
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As for digital download, I can do that now with the PS3.

I'm not familiar with the Playstation - just how much can you download? Can you download big-box games like Killzone 3 or the latest Uncharted?

I find the category "best downloadable game" found in many game awards to be incredibly biased because literally every single game available for the PC is downloadable, from Quake and Doom to XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Planetside 2 - and that's just on Steam. Nevermind GOG, Wargaming.net, Battle.net, and independents like League of Legends and Minecraft in all of its customizable, moddable glory. There's even emulators for games from old consoles and other systems past.

PC gaming is not expensive - for the price of a home computer and a console, you can make a very legitimate game computer that's flexible enough to adapt to the future with you. This, however, is neither turnkey nor as accessible as the existing home consoles. If someone could bring an all-in-one solution to the living room with all the perks of computer gaming, it could be a big hit. If that someone is Valve, it'll be more customer-friendly than any current console gamer would imagine.

At the same time, inb4 Big Picture Mode is the only mode, leaving mods outside of Steam Workshop and other distributors/web-accessible games out of the equation. League of Legends is the biggest game in the world right now, and some people might not see the point when they can't play Minecraft in the living room like they can on their Xbox.

Either way, I expect it to be both highly experimental and to be followed up with aggressively, but I also expect it to be a big contender.
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Looks like you might be right, they are due out but not yet it seems though I'm looking online rather than on the PS3. digital distro is only going to rise though either way.
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