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Adam Tyner

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    Greenville, SC
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    Mega Man 2

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  1. 9:00pm CEST / 12:00pm PDT / 3:00pm EDT.
  2. UHD (4k) Blu-ray Discussion Thread

    I'm one of you now! I got a 65" LG B7 on Sunday, and my shiny, new Marantz SR-6012 receiver showed up yesterday. At least for the moment, I'm using my Xbox One S as a UHD BD player, and the home we're building now will be wired for Atmos (although we're so early in that process that it'll be the first of the year before I can actually watch anything in it). I've been quasi-forward-looking since UHD BD launched last Spring and have 14 discs already, I grabbed Sicario on sale last night, and I'll at the very least have Alien: Covenant and Guardians of the Galaxy 2 before the month's out. I should also have enough reward credit at Best Buy from all this to get a PS4 Pro for free.
  3. My biggest headache is that in 40% of the matches I've played (I actually counted!), at least one player drops, and it's a near-guarantee that the team with the fewest players will lose.
  4. UHD (4k) Blu-ray Discussion Thread

    I don't think that'd apply to Serenity since it hails from the DI era, right?
  5. Nier Automata - Square Enix and Platinum (PS4), 2017

    I haven't been talking about it much, but I wound up choosing this as my post-BotW obsession over Persona 5 and Horizon: Zero Dawn, and I'm pretty much head over heels in love. The twists and turns in both the gameplay and narrative repeatedly left my jaw scraping the floor. I've gotten endings A through E, along with a couple of the jokier ones. I'm not going for absolute completion (all the endings, all the weapons, maxing out weapons/pods, all the side quests), at least not at the moment, but I am excited about replaying through the whole thing again on Hard at some point down the road.
  6. These tactics have worked well for me against the Lynels.
  7. What I've found that works for me: 1) Freeze him with Stasis+ 2) While he's frozen, blast him in the head with an arrow 3) While he's stunned, mount him and wail away with the most powerful weapon you have 4) Lather, rinse, repeat. Even better, up your attack power as much as you can beforehand. An easy but powerful elixir is to cook five bananas. Barbarian armor helps a lot too, but I know that might not be an option for you right now. I play sloppily enough that I usually do get whacked/stabbed a couple of times, so I try to have some full health restoration dishes to munch on, but I've done this a couple of times without getting hit at all. Also, it helps to just rush him at first with your weapons sheathed. If he sees you armed, he'll attack immediately. If you run towards him without a weapon visible to him, he won't do anything for a bit. Oh! And Keith, that is music-related, and it's tied to a shrine quest.
  8. If you do make a tower run, it'd be worth poking around any shrines you come across along the way. A fair number of them have cores in treasure chests. There are two missions that give you ancient arrows as rewards, and one of those opens up the ability to buy more. If you have the Guardian amiibo, it can drop ancient arrows, although I haven't had that happen yet.
  9. Stasis+ coupled with Urbosa's Fury (the camel beast) will let you destroy a Guardian in one blow (along with breaking the game in general). Alternatively, when a Guardian's laser is bearing down on you, use that as an opportunity to aim an Ancient arrow in its eye, like Nick suggested. That's another guaranteed one-hit kill if you make your mark. It's easiest when one's preparing to blast you because it doesn't move. I've also had some luck using Stasis+ to freeze one in place, climbing up on it, and whacking it in the eye with a melee weapon. I've had occasional success with parrying, but I prefer to do that with the Guardian Scouts rather than the full-size versions. As for getting 'em to respawn, warp back to the shrine in the middle of whatever labyrinth is in the upper-right of the map. From the shrine, walk forward into that hole where the air is blasting out of. There are...I forget, 4? 6? Guardians in there, and they do respawn. I've cleaned it out twice so far.
  10. I've only used the handheld when my wife plays Overwatch. Weirdly, I prefer to use it as just a screen and keep playing with the pro controller. I'm 70+ hours docked (although I use a USB-C extender to avoid actually putting it in the dock), which is by a massive margin the most time I've ever sunk into a game in so few days.
  11. Yes! I did that this evening for the first time and cackled maniacally.
  12. I feel the exact same way. Exacerbating things, I just finished 100%-ing everything on the map in Rise of the Tomb Raider this past weekend, and this was after platinum-ing Gravity Rush 2 and 100%-ing all the outfits/items there. I would ordinarily never consider playing so many open world titles back-to-back. At the very least, I'm going to put The Last Guardian between Zelda and whatever I play after that, which will either be Horizon or Nier: Automata. (Well, there's also some Snipperclips in my immediate future, but I look at co-op games as being their own separate thing.)
  13. I wasn't planning on it because the first rounds of previews almost unilaterally praised the Joy-Cons plus grip, often even expressly saying that it worked so well that they didn't see the need for a pro controller. The final reviews careened off in the exact opposite direction, griping about the default controller and praising the pro instead. I don't know how likely it is that I'll be able to score a pro, but I'm leaning in that direction. I just don't want to spend more on controllers in the first few months than I do on software. I mean, a pro controller, another set of Joy-Cons for Arms, and another grip would run me around $200 with tax. I'm looking at Snipperclips, Zelda, and an Archer Link Amiibo on day one. I want some sort of protective case for when I travel, but I'm not planning on doing that anytime soon, so I can wait for first-hand feedback. I'm dumb enough to grab 1-2 Switch if I wind up having any sort of get-together with family/friends close to launch.