Get Free, Friendly, Expert Advice
Call 1-866-244-8796 or email

Designed and Manufactured in Canada Since 1980


AxiomAudio Blog

Axiom’s Newest Speaker: The In-Ceiling M3

Outdoor Speaker Placement

Speaker Placement: Unusual Room Layouts and Elevating Speakers

Wall'O'Fame
Greetings fellow Axiom owners...
HG Rosewoods Part 3
Who's Online
2 registered (MarkSJohnson, Ken.C), 48 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Financing
Forum Stats
13312 Members
11 Forums
22853 Topics
403799 Posts

Max Online: 378 @ 02/24/13 04:33 PM
Top Posters
Ken.C 17754
pmbuko 16268
SirQuack 13324
CV 11170
MarkSJohnson 10856
Meanwhile On Facebook

Hurry - sale ends Sunday!

Get a Gift Card Worth 20% of Your Purchase! Save hundreds!

Got your new In-Ceiling speakers yet? #atmosready http://axiomaudio.com/m3-in-c...

(y) Can't wait for the next evolution of surround sound to go mainstream!

Page 158 of 171 < 1 2 ... 156 157 158 159 160 ... 170 171 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#386182 - 11/26/12 07:27 PM Re: What video games are you playing tonight? [Re: terzaghi]
oldskoolboarder Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 05/25/03
Posts: 2181
Loc: Menlo Park, CA
Spoiler, yes the Wii remotes work on Wii U.

terzaghi, just be mindful of Amazon Wiimotes. I'm also looking for extra Wiimotes and several comments on Amazon warn of counterfeit Wiimotes. It's not worth saving the money, get the real ones with Plus built in.

I tried to snag the Walmart Deal today for the Wii Play with Motion Plus for $15 but sold out online. Then I went to the local store and they don't honor the online price. frown

Also, I highly recommend signing up for Club Nintendo online. I just used my points today to get a Gold nunchuck a la Zelda.

Take a look at deals for the older Wii games. They're everywhere, especially today.

Top
#386239 - 11/27/12 02:43 PM Re: What video games are you playing tonight? [Re: terzaghi]
grunt Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 12/04/06
Posts: 3569
Loc: Nirvana
I finally finished Borderlands 2 Sunday after marathon playing over the weekend. I could have finished much sooner but I was trying to gain more experience and cash which sort of turned out to be a waste of time.

My character was level 35 for the final boss fight and despite internet posts saying how unbeatable it was things really went pretty easy. I did die twice because I got stupid and backed off the walkway I was standing on falling into a lava pit, and then died again because I just tried to run back to the same covered position I was using without timing it for when the “big bad” pauses to do a bit of naval gazing.

I was playing a siren so the skills only came into play for the first half of the boss fight but have proved invaluable for starting out again on True Vaulthunter Mode” which I wish I would have started a week ago. by the end of the first play through almost nothing was giving any meaningful experience. I’d say that level 30-31 is probably the highest I would take a character again as leveling past there is just too time consuming. I finished almost all the side quests except for the ones my character sucks at like the “slaughter” fights where you’re stuck in a room with a bunch of bad guys. My siren need some space to fight well. I also skipped the timed quests where you have to deliver crap all over the map simply because doing them is annoying.

When I play through again with a new character I would also likely skip some other side quest toward the end just because the extra experience isn’t worth it and if you’ve never played before then on the second play through you will have a few quests that are new to you. However, it’s taken me so long to play the first time I don’t remember much about the early quests.

Now the best part, True Vaulthunter Mode. When you replay you go through the same missions but since you already have a handle on the controls and how to play your character it goes really fast. But the best part is you start earning real experience again. I leveled up to 37 (boss fight got me to 36 barely) in the first few missions and am almost to level 38 by the time I got to sanctuary. The other nice thing is that equipment drops are now leveling up again. They seem to be capped at about 31 for the first play through, and it’s a good thing they are going up again because the generic bad guys are like previous Bad A$$es and now you start running into Super Bad A$$es. Thank heavens for Phase Lock until the new higher level weapons have been coming on line.

The new weapons I’m finding are light years ahead of the old ones. The SMG I use has gone from about 250 damage + 200 fire damage/sec to over 1000 damage and 500 fire damage/sec and I still have to shoot the crap out of things to kill them without a Phase Lock.

After finishing this game and starting over I have to say that this is now one of my most favorite games. Considering I’m only on the second part of my first characters play through and there are presently 4 other character each needing different tactics I can see huge replay value here, almost endless if they keep adding DLC.

Not to knock Dishonoured, which is a fine game, IMO it doesn’t even come close to the fun of playing Borderlands 2 so if you have to choose . . .
_________________________
3M80 2M22 6QS8 2M2 1EP500 Sony BDP-S590 Panny-7000 Onkyo-3007 Carada-134 Xbox Buttkicker AS-EQ1

Top
#386939 - 12/15/12 02:04 PM Re: What video games are you playing tonight? [Re: grunt]
HomeDad Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 12/29/05
Posts: 3301
Loc: Central,California
Anyone playing Far Cry 3? First game I've had a chance to sit down and play for awhile and I am really enjoying it.
_________________________
A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.

Top
#386948 - 12/15/12 05:32 PM Re: What video games are you playing tonight? [Re: HomeDad]
Da_Gimp_Pimp Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 06/23/07
Posts: 4016
Loc: Sitting down somewhere
Originally Posted By: HomeDad
Anyone playing Far Cry 3? First game I've had a chance to sit down and play for awhile and I am really enjoying it.


I am. I'm pretty far into it and loving it. The world is just stunningly beautiful. My new GTX690 (all settings maxed out) really makes the gameplay more enjoyable. I feel sorry for those that play it on a console.
_________________________
Does a dyslexic atheist not believe in dog?

Top
#387318 - 12/26/12 07:18 PM Re: What video games are you playing tonight? [Re: terzaghi]
grunt Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 12/04/06
Posts: 3569
Loc: Nirvana
I’ve been playing a stupid amount of Borderlands 2 in the last few weeks. I’m starting to have dreams about it like its real.

I got the Maya character up to level 50 pretty quickly on the second play through at which point I started getting bored with here since there weren’t any interesting challenges left. It’s not so much that she’s become godlike but I’ve max out most things except for some of the more esoteric badass challenges. Her phaselock had become something like a small nuclear weapon many things just vaporize and because of the added area effects it works great for crowd control. However, the way I’ve been playing here she is still vulnerable if enemies get close in, but I’ll probably go back, respec her and play a different style.

I think that is one of the things I most like about how this game plays which adds a huge amount of replay-ability on top of the various characters. You get stuck with the skills you’ve been building since for a moderate fee you can respec and use completely different play-styles even as the character is leveling up. So there’s no real way to make a bad leveling mistake since you can try different skills and if they don’t work out change them.

In line with the variability I decided to play Zero next to force myself to start getting use to close in fighting. I have to say that Zero is much more fun to play. He can quite litteraly cut a path through most hordes of enemies but can also snipe effectively. He also plays/levels much faster because with the Maya build I was using (long range specialist) I spent a lot of time waiting for her phaselock to recharge or to get a good head shot with a sniper rifle. I still spend about 25% of the time sniping with Zero but no waiting for skill cooldown since I’ve specked him out for melee combat so you just keep slashing and shooting until it recharges. This speeds up gameplay quite a bit.

Also Zero’s deception skill allows you to run past enemies more easily since if they start tagging you as you’re running by just through out a decoy and you’ve got time to run away and for your shields to start recharging. This is nice because I finally figured out how to level smarter. I was noticing that after awhile experience earned for killing enemies was suddenly dropping to nothing it finally dawned on me that was because I had leveled up so high past that missions specs it dropped from “normal” to “trivial” difficulty. So now I’ve made a point to prioritize missions in order of their level, lowest first. I’ve also found sometimes it’s advantageous to hold off on the mission turn-in since that’s where most of the experience points come from on most missions. That way I can play through more of the missions on normal difficulty gaining full experience for kills while not leveling up to fast. Then once all the missions are complete or I have ended up leveling them to trivial or there just aren’t anymore missions in that chapter I turn all of them in. If missions to become trivial but I still want to do them I just run past the enemies (in some cases they force a fight) to the objective and then just complete the mission.

Another time-saver I’ve found is that you don’t have run all the way back to the beginning of the area to transport out. Just “save and quit” then “continue” and it restarts you at the entrance to the area automatically at which point you can just log into the transporter and go somewhere else. This one can be a big time/headache save especially somewhere like Caustic Caverns.

I’m getting near the end of my playthrough with Zero and he’s up to level 36. I highly recommend if you play Zero to focus on melee or balanced since you almost never die sniping. Also bonuses to melee and especially “fight for life” are a necessity since you will die often but can usually easily get a kill and revive if you’ve set things up right. So bad guys that would take me an hour to wipe out with Maya, usually dying for real several times I can destroy in 10 minutes with Zero while reviving without any real deaths.

If you like first person shooters and/or role-play games any you aren’t playing this then you are wrong so correct yourself . . . now!
_________________________
3M80 2M22 6QS8 2M2 1EP500 Sony BDP-S590 Panny-7000 Onkyo-3007 Carada-134 Xbox Buttkicker AS-EQ1

Top
#387319 - 12/26/12 07:31 PM Re: What video games are you playing tonight? [Re: terzaghi]
terzaghi Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 4848
Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
I've been playing sonic and Allstate racing transformed on wii u. It is a fun cart style racer. Great game for kids and for family versus modes. Highly recommended, and can be much more challenging than I thought.

Now I do love role playing games and first person shooters so am thinking about trying borderlands 2...
_________________________
-David

Top
#387322 - 12/26/12 08:17 PM Re: What video games are you playing tonight? [Re: terzaghi]
grunt Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 12/04/06
Posts: 3569
Loc: Nirvana
Originally Posted By: terzaghi


Now I do love role playing games and first person shooters so am thinking about trying borderlands 2...


Flashback to my previous avatar:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_tYQRP4QWM
_________________________
3M80 2M22 6QS8 2M2 1EP500 Sony BDP-S590 Panny-7000 Onkyo-3007 Carada-134 Xbox Buttkicker AS-EQ1

Top
#387419 - 12/28/12 09:46 PM Re: What video games are you playing tonight? [Re: terzaghi]
Da_Gimp_Pimp Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 06/23/07
Posts: 4016
Loc: Sitting down somewhere
Dean, are you playing on a PC? I'm at level 42, and really want to try some multiplayer.

BTW, I finished Farcry 3 (completing every objective in the handbook i.e. finding every relic and letter etc. etc.) last week. It was an amazing game.
_________________________
Does a dyslexic atheist not believe in dog?

Top
#387422 - 12/29/12 12:39 AM Re: What video games are you playing tonight? [Re: Da_Gimp_Pimp]
pmbuko Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 04/02/03
Posts: 16268
Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
How did you feel after torching all that marijuana?
_________________________
"I wish I had documented more…" said nobody on their death bed, ever.

Top
#387426 - 12/29/12 07:59 AM Re: What video games are you playing tonight? [Re: pmbuko]
Da_Gimp_Pimp Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 06/23/07
Posts: 4016
Loc: Sitting down somewhere
Originally Posted By: pmbuko
How did you feel after torching all that marijuana?


laugh

Hungry for some brownies smile.

Have you purchased Deus Ex: HR yet?
_________________________
Does a dyslexic atheist not believe in dog?

Top
Page 158 of 171 < 1 2 ... 156 157 158 159 160 ... 170 171 >



Moderator:  alan, Amie, Andrew, axiomadmin, Brent, Debbie, Ian, Jc 

Home  |  Corporate Info  |  Products  |  Message Board  |  FAQs  |  Warranty  |  Site Map  |  Privacy Statement   |  Contact Us

©2014 Colquhoun Audio Laboratories Limited
All Rights Reserved.