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Ark: Survival Evolved

December 10, 2015
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This may be the “surprise” game that I have to get. Zos dropped a comment about it. Apparently the current “beta” version will be available for 40 bucks, with automatic no extra charge upgrade when the Gold version is released next summer. Hmm… This looks pretty awesome.

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  1. December 11, 2015 10:24 am

    looks better than the game we must not speak of and the Koolaid is strong on that one.

    • December 11, 2015 4:05 pm

      Says the man whose upper lip is stained deep, deep Destiny blue. LOL!

      This does look beautiful though.

      And Zos, the free shipping on the Google Cardboard VR is crazy. It’s one thing to offer the blueprint, another to send these things out to us.

    • December 11, 2015 4:14 pm

      Destiny’s Alpha never crashed. That other game once it did, it never worked again.

      If that’s Koolaid, give me by the liter then. 😂

      But don’t worry I know the m.o. is koolaid, possibilities and then not get played.

      Anyone up for Halo 5 Breakout? *crickets*

    • December 11, 2015 4:52 pm

      “But don’t worry I know the m.o. is koolaid, possibilities and then not get played.”

      Yes, this is a happy place. I do my best to make it happy here, and that includes sometimes being too excited about something, and anticipating things that turn out to be much less than I thought. EDIT: I do my own ranting. I am just really passionate about games. Most of the time it is happy stuff, some of the time it is angry.

      We do buy games here and then not play them. Sometimes it is the game, sometimes it is the community, sometimes it is new games that launch and push the older ones out.

      Glad to hear that Destiny’s Alpha never crashed, even better that their game proper has been rock solid even when Xbox Live has been flaky. It is objectively a fantastic game, and any time anyone here gets more than a hundred hours out of a game, I am thrilled for them.

      One of my all time favorite games was the most broken game I’ve played, Gears. I played the remake just last weekend again.

      I didn’t realize your game didn’t work after it crashed. That’s too bad.

  2. December 11, 2015 11:39 am

    Red and I should be picking this up at launch.

  3. December 11, 2015 2:34 pm

    OT: If you have a “google wallet” setup, you can get a Star Wars themed Google Cardboard VR for FREE (shipping is free too!)

    https://store.google.com/product/61378afccd1eb7d5

    Sweet deal, and works with iphones

  4. December 15, 2015 12:59 pm

    Just watched a guy live streaming this on youtube (Xbox One). Looks fun. I remember watching some twitch of the alpha build of this game.

    Seth and I will be picking this up. This may keep us entertained over the Christmas Break, and scratch my “survival itch”.

    • December 15, 2015 3:44 pm

      I was going to make a new post about this yesterday, but when I went to buy the game, it wasn’t anywhere in the online store, not even in the Preview app. Go figure. If anyone has any info, or knows how to get any info on the matter, please let me know. I want to buy copies so that all 4GN can play this Christmas. Is it not available to Canadian account holding preview members?

    • December 15, 2015 5:41 pm

      I don’t think the game is available to purchase yet (appears midnight tonight?). Confirmed features:

      — dedicated servers
      — private server hosting
      — local split screen play

      Essentially full feature set from PC (pretty slick)

    • December 15, 2015 6:00 pm

      It is Crazy!! I can’t wait! Christmas, layin’ around, shootin’ the breeze, ridin’ a dino, questing for fire, controlling my guy that looks like him:

  5. December 15, 2015 8:43 pm

    Suns! So funny. I just figured out the pic. Looks just like the Ark characters. Lol!!

    Yeah I think the download for the game isn’t up yet.

    Ok, so while we wait, here is Ark tutorial 1.

  6. December 16, 2015 2:46 am

    4GN are in! Downloading as I type.

    • December 16, 2015 7:28 am

      Sweet! Seth n I too.

      So the question now is, how do we play together?

      Does Zoso or Blankman create a pve world / server and we all play on that?

      What about the PvE/PvP? Should we have one for that too?

      What is everyone’s feeling? Do we want to just play PVE? I think PVE/PVP could have a lot more ‘drama’, but I don’t know all the rules. My understanding is that in a PvE/PvP world you have a perpetual base, and when you are not actually on the server playing, you are ‘in your base / house’ sleeping. Other players can come and steal your stuff and even kill you. Not too fun if you log in only to either A) find all your stuff gone, base destroyed or B) “you were killed”.

      I also understand that when you die, you do not respawn per se. You start all over at level 1.

      I downloaded last night, and then checked this morning. Many of the servers were at 70 players, and the ping was high (4000!). Not sure what to make of that. Some others were in normal range of 100 – 400…. But they were only with 20+ players. At least that is what I saw. I haven’t actually gone into a game yet to see if there is actual lag, but was definitely shocked when I was browsing the servers and saw such high pings.

    • December 17, 2015 12:39 pm

      The high ping is actually a visual glitch. Joined a 1000+ping server, and once in-game pin was ~50

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