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What Are You Playing This Weekend?


Posted on May 11th, by raymond padilla in PC Gaming, Videogames. 40 comments

Riddler What Are You Playing This Weekend?

Unfortunately, I can’t let you know what I’m playing this weekend. It’s a secret Xbox 360 game for a secret project. I will tell you that it’s cool and a reboot of a classic franchise. Any guesses?!? If you guess correctly then…I still can’t tell you what the game is, but you’ll get magic/secret points for being awesome.

How about you? What’s on your weekend playlist?





  • lceman

    … is it Oddworld? Because if it is, that would be cool.

    I've started playing Gears of War 3, so that will probably occupy my time for the next few months (at least) while I try to knock out some of those achievements.

    On Sunday, I plan on going to the Heat-Pacers game (sorry, Tokz; it would have been a great re-match).

    By the way, what are all you people getting your moms for Mother's day? I can't think of anything except flowers and chocolates, which is really boring. I was hoping to get some good ideas from the more imaginative people here.

    -M

    • Smartguy

      A bottle of wine or liquor is always a good gift

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0 N8R

      Fifty Shades of Gray

      • http://www.gameseyeview.com/ nightshade386

        Someone was watching SNL this past week……

        • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0 N8R

          I watch SNL every week.

          That aside, I can't seem to escape the hype around that book. I seem to hear about it everywhere.

    • tokz21

      I just give my mom cash when I can't find something to buy her.

  • Smartguy

    Is it Killer Instinct?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0 N8R

    Earthworm Jim?

  • http://www.gameseyeview.com/ nightshade386

    SWTOR, The Witcher 2 and ME3 Multiplayer.

    Just got my 3rd toon up to Lv 50 in SWTOR (as in, literally about 5 minutes ago).

  • tokz21

    I don't have plans to play Friday since I went to the arcade and just got back. I'll probably play some swtor, mw3 and if get it halo anniv.

  • Smartguy

    Nothing today. I'm building up game time by studying some this weekend and waiting to crack out on D3 this coming week.

    This weekend I have to go ring shopping. ugh. I'd honestly rather buy a pinball machine for my cave.

    • lceman

      Congratulations?

      -M

      • Smartguy

        Thanks. I just find no $$ value in jewelry.Ring is bought.Sent from a device with horrible AT&T service.

        • http://rpad.tv raymond padilla

          Congrats! For a second I wasn't sure if you meant jewelry or an MMA ring.

          • Thundercracker

            Congratulations man!

            At least you'll only have to buy one of those.

            • Smartguy

              :)

              Thanks

        • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0 N8R

          NICE!!!!

          Congrats bro.

          As for the monetary value, the american dollar is losing it's worth, gold is not.

          • Smartguy

            The gold isn't the issue…the diamond value is what is worthless to me. I feel like I'm in a used car lot when in a jewelry store. I even went to the jewelry stores in the most affluent areas to see if they were any better…no luck.

            • Thundercracker

              Kony 2012!

            • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0 N8R

              I'm with you, I hate diamonds too.

              I'm lucky. My wife and I were playing that Logo Quiz game on iOS when I noticed that she could easily spot the logos for Levis, Honda, and Casio but was totally drawing a blank when it came to Versace, Rolls Royce, and Rolex. She's my blue collar baby!

              Our bands are white gold because she prefers silver over gold, but I was hip to the value of gold since I hung out with alot of drug dealers who didn't trust banks. I was in high school when I realized that you can sell a gold chain for exactly what you bought it for if not more. Then I asked myself "Besides gold, what else can you do that with?"

        • bsukenyan

          congratulations!! I don't really see the value in jewelry either, which is why my band is literally the most plain one I could find. diamonds are an ugly business, but they are what most women want.

  • Sandrock

    I finished The Legend of Zelda: Skyward sword last night and haven't really decided what to pick up next. Maybe some Minecraft on my 360?

    • Smartguy

      I love that game.

      • Sandrock

        I loved the game as a game, but I don't think I have ever hated motion controls more than when I was playing it. There were so many good things ruined by bad controls. The sword could not be used accurately, blocking was a pain and seemed to lag, and the sword fighting style was one of the weakest. Windwaker Link could kill the last two links blindfolded with a blunt sword.

  • Smartguy

    I tried playing The Walking Dead on my xbox and quit within 20 seconds. I cannot play a console game that will not allow me to invert the Y axis. I can't play where down is down! It's unnatural.

  • Lunias

    I haven't had the time to play any games this weekend besides some MTG, since I had a job orientation all of yesterday and today. I did get the chance to look at some laptop replacements, though. I'm not too tech-savvy, so can anybody tell me how this sounds?

    Unknown brand: runs Windows 7 Premium
    6GB RAM / 750 GB hard drive
    i5 processor, dual-cores, 2 mega-hertz processing speed
    Price: $600

    What I need is a computer that can run engineering software, as well as video recording and editing software. Would this be enough, or should I get something better?

    • bsukenyan

      I'm not the expert here on this stuff (talk to Smartguy for this stuff), but for around $600 that's what I would be looking at. Not so sure about the unknown brand as you can get a toshiba (I'm a fan of their products, just not their power cords. if you get a toshiba, plan to buy a generic power cord for $30 about a year later as well) with those specs for that price if you look for a good sale and give it a little bit of time.

      If you can wait til later in the summer, which I wouldn't blame you if you couldn't, then back to school sales are a good time for this stuff.

      When it comes to the engineering software I'm not familiar with all that, but I've seen autocad run on much worse machines than that with no problems. I don't do much video editing anymore (talk to Ray for the joys of that), but if that were the only program you were running at the time I would think 6gb Ram would suffice. I did basic editing with only 3gb Ram on my laptop last year in college.

      That's just my two cents. I'm sure some of the other guys here have had more experience with what you are planning on using the machine for though.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0 N8R

      What about video card and sound card? Very important component there for what you intend to do.

      Brand is irrelevant compared to hardware. The brand is just the people who put it together for you.

      I don't know the quality of stuff you're trying to produce, so therefore software is an in the air issue. If you want top of the line, best there is… then most people here know me well enough to know what I'm about to tell you.

      Pro Tools is the industry standard for sound engineering. When (now AVID) makes the software, they make the new versions for Mac, and then months later come out with the clunky PC version. Therefore to stay current and on top, you want a Mac. I'm a professional musician of 20 years now (GOD I'm old) and the best most expensive studios I've ever seen as well as Musicians Institute in Hollywood all run Mac.

      Video editing… Final Cut Pro is the industry standard there. That software is owned by Apple and unavailable on Windows or Linux. I've used it, Premiere, Pinnacle, you name it, and I swear, Final Cut pwns them all. Much easier, much faster, just plain better.

      The downside, a Mac does not fall into a $600 budget. The truth is, if you're interests are games (playing or coding), mass networking, running a server, or doing the normal things anyone does with a computer… than by all means, you want a Windows PC. But… if you're making music, movies, graphics, or anything art related (with the exception of games) you want a Mac.

      Now, if your movies you want to edit are just home videos and you just plan on making scratch tracks before going into a real studio, by all means, get a Windows PC and save some money.

      • Thundercracker

        Yeah, i use Premiere and Cyberlink powerdirector. Took awhile to actually figure out what i was doing. I think these are very fine programs, (and very expensive)….but yeah, final cut pro kinda shits on them.

      • Lunias

        I don't know what the video and sound cards are, though I hope to find out by tonight. I don't know what level engineering software I'll need, only that I'll be taking Computer Engineering and need a (much) better laptop than what I had. And as for video editing, I'm going to start making Minecraft videos so I can contribute to YouTube for once. So I don't think I'll need anything too fancy, just good enough to record Minecraft and NOT LAG. And I don't know about purchasing a Mac; for a Windows guy like me who's never used anything beyond an iPod Touch, it looks like a steep learning curve. I'm sure I could if I had to, but I'd prefer a Windows OS if possible.

        • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0 N8R

          Yeah, that'll work.

          Forgive me, but when you said engineering software, the musician in me automatically assumed audio engineering. Pro Tools can also be referred to as "engineering software" since that is what an engineer (in a recording studio, not on a geeky workbench or on a train) uses.

          For your kind of engineering, since most of the market is on Windows based PC's, that's exactly what you want/need.

          Video tips: Rendering can take a long ass time and uploading can take even WAY longer if you don't have your compression setup right. Since YouTube is the example, we'll use a 10 minute clip as the example.

          Whatever screen capture software you use, should have output setting and probably some small built in editor. I usually do MPEG-4, but it might even simplify it for you by saying "YouTube". Use that.

          I recently have been working for this one guy who's running for Congress. He had all these DVD's that he wanted cut up and put on YouTube. The guy who was doing it was running Pinnacle. It took him like a day to chop up and render 80 minutes worth of footage. Then to upload, it was taking 10 hours for each 10 minute clip (80 hours in all).

          I brought a DVD of about the same length to my setup, cut it all up and rendered it as Quicktime (by default) in like an hour and a half. I went to upload that, and it was taking equally long. I then recompressed them and it took like 2 hours. But… the upload time shrinked from 10 hours to 25 minutes.

          Long story short, compression is your friend and if done right, makes no noticeable difference in the quality.

          • Lunias

            Oh, that's really interesting. Thanks for all the info!

            • Lunias

              Okay, so I may have found a good laptop for my needs. It seems to have all the specs I need and enough memory for all my stuff and then some. What do you think? I'll probably buy it off of Newegg.com if it's good enough, since I hear great things about them all the time. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N….

              PS: Just click on Details under the picture and everything to find the specs list.

              • Sandrock

                Link is not working for me. If you find a Intel Laptop that does not tell you what the gpu is, always assume it is an Intel integrated GPU. Avoid those like the plague. Also, 6gb is a good number for video editing. You can never have to much ram for video editing from my understanding and a strong GPU will speed things up.

                When you start uploading videos let me know so I can check them out. I'm hopeless when it comes to Minecraft lol

                • Lunias

                  It doesn't matter anymore, they ran out :P

                  My dad started helping me look for a replacement, and one day he pulled open a page and said "How does this look?" It was a Lenovo Thinkpad (amazing specs, but VERY costly), and he's willing to pay for half. So I'm getting that instead.

                  And what're you hopeless with? If you look up paulsoaresjr on YouTube, he's got a tutorial series called "How to Survive and Thrive" that is really, really informative.

                  • Sandrock

                    I don't need tutorials lol. I ran my own server for a while. I'm an addict is what I was saying. I even bought the 360 version and if they released a kindle verision, I would buy that too.

                    • Lunias

                      Oh, you don't know how to get the Kindle version? Just download a .apk version off the internet – I've got it running on mine :D

                      And even though I'm reasonably sure I'm more of an addict than you are, I feel for you. Then again, it is a pretty sweet addiction.

                    • Sandrock

                      I have defeated you Amazon. No more lame web-browser and Minecraft will always be at my fingertips!

                    • Lunias

                      You're welcome, and I'm sorry XD

    • Lunias

      Oh yeah, duh, it's 2 GHz, not 2 MHz.