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Posted by MysterD on 08 October 2017 - 09:16 PM
If you like bass, don't get them. If you want a closed set, don't get them. If you want to use them for gaming, don't get them. If you don't use 1/4" jacks, don't get them. If you don't have any headphone amps, don't get them.
Otherwise, they're great entry level audiophile headphones!
That's the thing: I have the Klipsch R6 On-Ear Reference Headphones and I love the bass on those.
Also, my Turtle Beach PX22 have an amp; and also has their own treble & bass controls. I can control that in those as I see fit.
I really like that the wires can be changed, switched in and out on the SH HD 558. I go through lots of headphones, namely when on-the-go; usually, I eventually wreck the wire and one of the headphone ears goes kaput at some point.
Though...I'd doubt if I bought the Sennheiser HD 558, especially w/ the 3.5mm adapter making it longer and all, if they'd be for on-the-go; they don't really seem super-practical to take on-the-go.
I do have the SH HD 206 and I don't like those as much as the Klipsch R6 On-Ear Reference Headphones. I prefer the bass in the Klipsch R6 On-Ears.
Posted by MysterD on 08 October 2017 - 07:31 PM
Sennheiser HD 558 Headphones are $60 on Best Buy w/ Free Shipping.
Anyone got a pair of these? Any thoughts on them, if you do?
I ordered a Logitech G710 Mechanical Keyboard last night. Looking forward to it arriving, when it does.
Anyone got one of those? If you do, thoughts?
Posted by MysterD on 08 October 2017 - 05:39 PM
Some 4 hours into Quantum Break.
Damn, this third-person shooter is awesome. This is basically taking the Max Payne style of gameplay and gunplay that Remedy made famous, but instead with Time Manipulation super-powers. You can manipulate time to freeze it, teleport-doge via time, cause explosions w/ time ripples, rewind things to do time puzzles (Singularity, anyone?) and all kinds of other stuff.
All the gunplay feels, looks, and sounds great. While there are your usual guns here - i.e. pistols, semi-auto pistols, SMG's, assault rifles, etc etc - each weapons feels like they are different, unique, have weight, and sound awesome.
The voice-acting & characters models (which looks like their actual voice-actors & live-action actors), and everything is top notch. Aidan Gillen (Littlefinger from Game of Thrones), Lance Reddick (from The Wire), and Courtney Hope (from Divergent series) are all here - among other well-known to somewhat well-known actors. And the episodes that are laced right between the linear-style of gameplay & gunplay episodes are really good - these live-action episodes could be and feel like episodes from a TV show on HBO, which such quality here. Just bust out the popcorn and you'll be good to go, once you finish a gameplay episode.
This game rocks so far. Loving it.
Posted by MysterD on 08 October 2017 - 12:50 AM
So...with these new Bethesda/Zenimax games in a HB Monthly, does that mean we finally might get a real HB Bethesda on a Weekly?
And great, just great - I got ESO: TU [Non-Steam] from Gamersgate and Ashot P not too long ago (in late July), when it was like $7 or so.
Posted by MysterD on 07 October 2017 - 08:20 PM
Picked up Quantum Break: Timeless Collector's Edition (PC / Retail box / Steam key) from my Local WalMart for $10 (YMMV / Brickseek and check your local WalMart's).
Box was opened, but everything was inside - art book, 7 DVD's, and poster. Steam key was in there too (inside the folding case, the key's on a sticker inside, hidden behind Disc 1) - and it activated-up all fine.
Posted by MysterD on 06 October 2017 - 10:51 PM
oh yeah, some good times in the River City Ransom sauna for sure.
I love near the top floor of the school, you meet the Dragon Twins, and a version of the Double Dragon music kicks in.
The reference & the nostalgia....awww, man.
Love that game.
Posted by MysterD on 06 October 2017 - 10:21 PM
Thank you for clarifying how many bits your NES had.
Well, I never had the 16-bit SNES, so.... [shrug].
And "bleh" at the old days of swabbing the Nintendo deck and its cartridges; and blowing in both the deck and cartridges. As kick-ass as the NES was - yeah, that maintenance crap was not fun.
River City Ransom; Dragon Warrior 1 & 3; FF1; Tetris; Mega Man 2; Ninja Gaiden 1 & 2; and Double Dragon 1-3 were all awesome.
Posted by MysterD on 06 October 2017 - 09:57 PM
(other quick thoughts... SNES > Than All. There's was allot of shitty games released in the 80s/90s, probably 90% of them where, and the only reason that percentage has gone up as because of the evolution of the industry and digital distribution.)
Never owned a SNES.
Consoles & portable systems that I (still) own include: Atari 7800, 8-bit NES, Sega Genesis, Sega Game Gear, and original Playstation.
Posted by MysterD on 05 October 2017 - 11:24 PM
Posted by MysterD on 05 October 2017 - 11:15 PM
People like Witcher games cuz they want boobies.
Witcher series does way more than that. Witcher games usually have excellent character development, storytelling, side-questing, atmosphere, and especially choice/consequence on branching paths.
Witcher games are often bleak, so you won't get the typical BioWare choices of "doing good gets good results" or "doing bad had bad results". Witcher's more complicated than that, as good-natured choices could be the worst outcome you make, whereas an evil choice might be the easiest pathway to take w/ the least issues in the outcome. Maybe even being neutral in another quest could be your best option; who knows.
And likely, unlike most RPG's - yeah, you won't see your results w/ a Witcher game, especially with major decisions, until numerous hours later - so you just can't do a quest, see the result instantly, and then reload your save from 5-10 minutes ago. You'd have to go much further back, if you really want to. Often, Witcher games give you a choice and if you really to travel numerous hours back - so you'd have hope you kept the old save before that choice some hours ago and reload it; but w/ so many hours passed already, you likely will just stick w/ whatever choice you made and deal with it.
Witcher games are also huge and definite time-sinks - expect at least 40 hours here on a play-through; and likely even more if you do more than the main-quest. W2 might not have as great of a story as W1 (since W2 has some cliffhangers and Chapter 3 feels rushed as can be and a set-up for W3); and also W3 have good combat and W3 has a huge open-world, so I do think a lot of gamers will gravitate towards that. Sure, W3 does have some of the new-school MMO "collect X" this and "find X" that - but it's also stacked w/ tons of other regular side-questing that seems like other big open-world games like Mass Effect: Andromeda and Dragon Age: Inquisition really seem to be missing if they aren't "Loyalty Missions".
I don't think W2 & W3 has the best combat - but in the more direct action-style it has attempted since W2, it improved immensely over the original game. Witcher series wears so many hats and does so many things well, it's hard to ignore the sum of its parts, in many and most regards.
Posted by MysterD on 05 October 2017 - 09:47 PM
I can tell you from first hand knowledge that most 8-bit original NES games were around $35-40 in the 1990's. And I rarely saw a PC game at Babbage's or Electronic Boutique for more than that price. Yes, there's inflation. Such that $50-60 isn't effectively a cost increase. But wanting $100 or more for games with DLC that come out within a couple of months is, in fact, an increase.
Obviously today the prices on MOST games tend to drop rapidly after launch but that's rarely the case with Activision/Blizzard titles.
Edited to add: I don't know how Destiny works but the argument that you don't 'have' to buy the expansion while technically true, is like arguing you can play D3 without Reaper of Souls. If you're at all interested in the online/grouping aspect (which Destiny apparently focuses on heavily) then chances are you're going to want access to the content most players are currently doing.
Base-games seem to drop rapidly these days b/c they are constantly pushing out new DLC's, Season Passes, micro-transactions, and other ways to keep the player interested. This might not be the case w/ some games and companies (i.e. see Blizzard and Activision), but most seem to operate this way.
The hardest thing I've seen of late is many other companies following the Bethesda and BioWare methods of Base-Game/DLC/Season Pass stuff. DLC's and Season Passes might be expensive, but Base-Game can possibly get cheap quick; and maybe the Re-Release With Everything gets discounted better much later. I've not really seen Mafia 3's Season Pass discounted much - but the Complete Deluxe Edition is your best bet to get it all. Hell, we really didn't see many discounts on even Homefront: TR's Season Pass, until probably recently - even though again, your best bet (before the Base-Game was Humble'd) was to spend the extra few bucks and go Freedom Fighter Edition (to get it all).
There's a ridiculous ton of competition out there for your game-time and money w/ many different games in many different genres, the same exact genres, and even games mixing genres - more so than the old days, IMHO.