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#1 Posted by Brad (6161 posts) -

I got halfway through world 2 and it hit me out of nowhere that this might be the game that makes me buy my own PSVR. Think it was the beach level, right around the time they lower you down into the ocean and you just keep going. What a great use of VR.

Wonder if there are any new bundles or Black Friday deals or anything on the way...

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#2 Posted by Brad (6161 posts) -

What model is your TV? A lot of LCDs just aren't great at low-contrast detail, which is the big reason OLED is getting so popular.

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#3 Edited by Brad (6161 posts) -

Mummy Demastered is better than it has any right to be and the soundtrack is killer, I'd lean toward that if you want some Contra in your Metroid.

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#4 Posted by Brad (6161 posts) -

You can either do a system backup to the 2TB external drive and then restore that backup on the new PS4, or use the network system transfer where you connect both machines with an ethernet cable and then run the transfer utility. Ethernet would take fewer steps but will probably be pretty slow. I'd set it up to start transferring before you go to bed.

Either way, just do a full factory reset on the old PS4 after you're done transferring, to wipe all your data from it (and if you really want to be sure, you can then reinstall the OS from a USB stick afterward). All this stuff is pretty easy to find in the settings, but Sony should also have tutorials up that you can find with a quick google.

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#5 Posted by Brad (6161 posts) -

@teddie said:

If the troll that's been in all the marketing as your guide/buddy (in the quick look too) is mind-controlled then... well I wouldn't say it makes me uncomfortable, more just kinda sad that your buddy actually hates your guts and the connection there is all false. As far as I know the mind-controlled orcs are just the guys you direct around and don't really interact on a personal level like in the first game, so on that level it doesn't bother me.

I definitely get that "I'm kinda rooting for the bad guys because they're more entertaining" feeling though. All the humans are boring as fuck. Maybe that's fixed in the sequel.

Hoo boy are you in for some shit when that quest line concludes. In the context of "things in Shadow of War that made me uncomfortable," that moment really takes the cake. I haven't had too much objection to the rest of the game, although exploding the heads of the worms you pull intel from is a little over the top, but that one situation is pretty offputting. I'll spoiler it if anyone wants to know.

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#6 Posted by Brad (6161 posts) -

Wow, this is the first time I'm actually happy I had to put down Zelda to burn through Mass Effect.

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#7 Posted by Brad (6161 posts) -

The overall gist that I got is:

that the Evil Corporation was researching Matrix-esque human batteries. It seemed like the black masses were some sort of mind-controlling parasite they discovered that let them breed/create vegetative humans for this purpose - you follow their early research through the first half of the game, from animal testing to humans controlled with a device to "zombies" that just kind of instinctively act as one unit. At the climax, you form up with your buddies and bust out of the facility's pilot reactor (possibly during its first live test, given the crowd?), trash the building, and roll out into the world. I don't think the red shirt boy is meant to have any characterization other than "curious kid who wants to explore that crazy complex in the woods."

This isn't a bad way to look at it. My biggest question is

after the game portrays the organization as this faceless monolith with all of its employees operating in lockstep, why did several scientists seem to break ranks and help you escape in the last few moments?

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#8 Posted by Brad (6161 posts) -

@snail said:

So... it's been a week. Where's that damn interview?

On a cassette tape buried deep in my closet.

I think it originally ran on GameSpot in a news story or preview article, but I'm not surprised if that page has been lost to Google in one of GS's many redesigns over the last decade.

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#9 Edited by Brad (6161 posts) -

Adventure Capatalist is so boring without some background banter!

Hmm, I'd been thinking about downloading that, but maybe I'll pass.

Anyway what is this thread about again?

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#10 Posted by Brad (6161 posts) -

Modem rental is a shitty racket. Get this and never worry about it again.

http://www.amazon.com/ARRIS-SURFboard-SB6141-DOCSIS-Cable/dp/B00AJHDZSI

I have the older model of that and it's super solid -- I was even able to pull a usable (albeit very slow) signal when some construction outside had literally nicked a chunk out of the cable running into my building. The Comcast tech said it must be a pretty good modem because he was surprised I had any Internet at all with that kind of damage.

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