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161  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1/PS4/PS3/360/PC]Battlefield 4 on: July 17, 2014, 12:48:10 PM
Haven't seen a lot of vehicles actually.

I think I've played all 4 now...but maybe not.

Tried PDW's for the first time. Powerful!
162  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So...what would ya say...ya do here? on: July 16, 2014, 07:49:35 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on July 16, 2014, 07:03:08 PM

And to start that, I guess I'll say I'm a game programmer.

Did you program Gears of War 3? I LOVE that game!
163  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tomorrow is July 1, will we have ATB's GOTY? on: July 16, 2014, 07:45:31 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on July 16, 2014, 07:18:15 PM

Remember, ATB doesn't actually have to play a game to declare it his GOTY.


Mine is a game I've played a lot of this year: IkeV's Mom Simulator.  I really like the first DLC: Applaud if You Got the Clap from Ike's Mom
164  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1/PS4/PS3/360/PC]Battlefield 4 on: July 16, 2014, 03:17:59 PM
I've only gotten to play two of the maps one time each so it's too soon to tell.

But I did get the distinct feeling that i need to change my builds to be more close quarters...hopefully get some time with them this weekend.

165  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Weird Al's Latest Album, Mandatory Fun on: July 15, 2014, 07:11:23 PM

Quote from: farley2k on July 15, 2014, 06:30:09 PM

Really?  How was that trip to the Amazon jungle for the last few months?  Because that song has been beaten to death everywhere icon_lol

http://youtu.be/y6Sxv-sUYtM



slywink

Is now a good time to mention that I spend most of my drive time listening to either the Bombcast or the Cagcast?
166  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Weird Al's Latest Album, Mandatory Fun on: July 15, 2014, 06:26:27 PM
Watched a bit of the pharell (?) parody. not familiar with the original, but Al's version is annoying as crap.
167  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So...what would ya say...ya do here? on: July 15, 2014, 05:53:41 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on July 14, 2014, 10:40:48 PM

I play video games and stream them

I would like to make a living this way. Can I buy your book?
168  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Aaaaand we're back on: July 15, 2014, 05:51:46 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on July 14, 2014, 04:11:30 PM

Quote from: ATB on July 14, 2014, 04:05:06 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on July 12, 2014, 05:37:04 PM


We took a massive influx of folks to the forum

Say what?


One of the ways to win some of the stuff we've been giving away was registration on the forums.  smile

Next time make it so they have to post 100 times and start 3 new topics.  icon_wink
169  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: July 14, 2014, 05:51:31 PM
If you can party up with randoms, I'm fine with 3-6 man raids.  I've always had good luck with randoms believe it or not in games that require cooperation...

We'll see. Really hoping this game is great.  If it is, I'll probably bump up to the one with the expansion pass...
170  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Aaaaand we're back on: July 14, 2014, 04:05:06 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on July 12, 2014, 05:37:04 PM


We took a massive influx of folks to the forum

Say what?
171  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (07/14) on: July 14, 2014, 03:46:29 PM
New maps for BF4 Prems!

Wahooooooooooooooooooooooo!
172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/Ps3/Vita] Guacamelee on: July 14, 2014, 02:05:43 PM
Got it for free on XB1.

Love it so far.
173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: July 14, 2014, 12:46:11 PM

Quote from: Turtle on July 14, 2014, 12:31:18 PM

ATB: To be honest, this will probably be an MMO that doesn't play as much like an MMO, but if the thing about MMOs that you hated was the loot grind, you should probably still avoid this.

From all that I'm hearing, the best way to see if you'll be interested in the gameplay over the long run is if you liked Borderlands 2's combat. It's almost the same style of shooter where you have positioning and movement, but the damage is heavily level dependent, to the point where if you're 2+ levels above or below a target, they soak up a lot of fire.

Thanks, Turtle.

I never played borderlands.

The most offputting thing to me about MMO's is that for 'raids' you  need to have a bunch of other people to do  successfully.  I can't be beholden to a time schedule and I do 90% of my gaming solo and I'm not interested in memorizing DPS charts or taking anything that seriously slywink.

I've intentionally avoided all information about this game so I don't get hyped.  I am looking forward to the beta and I am REALLY hoping I love it.  I was greatly disappointed that TitanFall did nothing for me and I stuck to my guns by not buying it and that ended up being the right decision. I hope Destiny steals my soul I love it so much.
174  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: July 10, 2014, 08:05:20 PM
I'm missing the reference Rip is making...?
175  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's for Lunch Today? on: July 10, 2014, 08:04:28 PM
TB is the greatest restaurant on earth.
176  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's for Lunch Today? on: July 10, 2014, 07:03:50 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on July 10, 2014, 06:56:52 PM

Taco Bell.  Double Decker Taco, combo burrito, Mexican pizza.

Kill. Me.

Tried the quesarito yesterday. It was AMAZING.
177  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Sarah Palin demands...DEMANDS...impeachment. Can still see Russia from porch. on: July 10, 2014, 11:52:01 AM
I think the problem is that he's stuck with a do nothing congress and he's forced to do whatever he can through executive orders.  I believe his use of the latter is what's testing the bounds, but WTF else is he supposed to do?  I mean I don't agree with many of his policies but if we had a congress that actually did it's job...

Heard an interesting report on NPR about Obama's approval rating is in the toilet and one of the commentators said 'We are only 18 months into his second term, and he's already a lame duck and no one is expecting him to be able to do anything.'

Fab.
178  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: July 09, 2014, 09:39:51 PM
Pre-ordered to get the beta.
179  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Sarah Palin demands...DEMANDS...impeachment. Can still see Russia from porch. on: July 09, 2014, 06:53:23 PM
Have no idea how she is still around.
180  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's for Lunch Today? on: July 09, 2014, 06:52:31 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on July 09, 2014, 06:20:58 PM

Tried to hit Wendy's at lunch rush, but the lines were substantial.  I walked across the lot to Church's, which had no line, and no cars in the drive through.  So a 4-piece chicken strip meal was had and consumed.

Thought cross your mind as to why there may not have been a line...  paranoid
181  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's for Lunch Today? on: July 09, 2014, 04:51:26 PM
Well this thread was a friggin flop.

Guess I'll quit the site.

slywink

Just teasing whoever it was that said that.

Spoiler for Hiden:
Tee hee.
182  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Wire: Where have you been all my life on: July 09, 2014, 03:10:46 PM
Forgot to mention my favorite scene of the show.
Early season four:

Spoiler for Hiden:
Monk has just given 200.00 to the corner kids for school clothes so Marlo's name will ‘ring out’.
Mike refuses and starts walking off.
Marlo walks up to him ‘You too good for my money?”
Mike won’t make eye contact
Marlo:  or is you such a punk ass bitch you worried about where the money come from?
Mike immediately stiffens and starts eyeballing Marlo making it clear he won’t be punked.
Marlo looks back. Smirks, impressed, then chuckles and looks over at Chris.
Marlo: It's okay shortie...

I watched it like 12 times in a row.

Gives me chills.
183  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: July 09, 2014, 02:55:58 PM
I have no idea what to do about this game.

I'm desperate for something new but am not interested in MMO's in any form or fashion.

YK- There will be an XB1 beta or did I miss it already?
184  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: July 09, 2014, 02:54:30 PM

Quote from: naednek on July 09, 2014, 02:26:20 PM

oops that was supposed to be in the mod forum.  I was looking at the policy since it's been a while and forgot to go back.

Oh well, if he chooses to return, it will be in 3 months.

Sorry for airing private mod stuff, Ken.  I wasn't aware.
185  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What's for Lunch Today? on: July 09, 2014, 02:51:59 PM
Headed to Taco Bell where the grillers have found favor with me.

j00?
186  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Is Carnivale worth watching? on: July 09, 2014, 02:12:09 PM
Just added this to my watchlist on amazon.  Was going to ask the same thing.

I'll get to it at some point i guess.
187  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Wire: Where have you been all my life on: July 09, 2014, 02:07:31 PM
Just completed watching this again.

The first time I watched it on DVD about 6 years ago, season 2 rung out as my favorite.  The way the show moved from the streets to the ports was jarring and jarringly brilliant.

Now, I think season 4 is the greatest season of television I’ve ever seen.

Season five is absolutely the weakest of the series and this was confirmed by the fact that I remembered almost nothing about it. 
The focus switch to the newspaper was very well executed and overall it did a good job of wrapping everything up.  I didn’t remember all the main characters turning out so well at the end but was pleased by it.

Every time a character died it was an event and it was almost always shocking- not necessarily that they died- but that they were people I had come to care about whether they were ‘good’ or ‘bad.’ EVERY character was SO well rounded and this, I think, is what the Wire has done better than any show ever written: it has made ever character human and flawed, but not unredeemable. 

Upon rewatching, the death that haunted me most was that of

Spoiler for Hiden:
Brodie. I had forgotten he was killed and I thought for sure I remembered a scene of him still sitting on the corner at the end of the show…but apparently that was at the end of one of the other seasons.  It was a gut punch.

What really surprised me is that I found myself not liking Omar as much as I did the first time through.

Because I do these things, here’s how I rate the seasons:
4,3,2,1,5 

Before it would have been 2,3,4,1,5.

Grateful for the experience.
188  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: July 09, 2014, 01:14:03 PM

Quote from: Gratch on July 09, 2014, 03:27:18 AM

I've seen a few pretty spectacular flame-outs in all my years on the interwebs, but this may take the cake.  So congratulations on that, I guess.

Unless there's a post that was deleted, this 'flame out' is pretty tame.

Anyway, Ken posted this in the COC (giggles) thread:

Quote
'm banning Zekester for 3 months.  This is his 3rd incident. He's not here to add to the community, he's here to get a rise out of people.

Thanks, Obama!
189  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: July 09, 2014, 01:08:40 PM

Quote from: Zekester on July 08, 2014, 10:12:12 PM

Figures you like soccer. Attention fag.

Remember this?

Quote from: ATB
it's just the scorched earth way you present yourself that is off putting.

And then this?

Quote from: Zekester on July 08, 2014, 01:06:30 PM

For the record i'm not trying to be an ass with my posts

<sigh>
190  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Changes in gaming habits over the years... on: July 08, 2014, 02:45:36 PM
Biggest shift for me occurred when I got the 360. Until that point I was entirely an SP gamer.  With GRAW2 and Gears of War I shifted irrevocably into the MP category and as a result play very little other than that.

The benefits are return on investment (I'm at over 260 hrs in BF4 for example) but the drawback is that I have become such a competition junkee that the goings on in SP games now are not frenetic or challenging enough for me to be bothered with. I like the hyper-awareness one enters into with competitive MP and that leads me to ask: why fight against the AI in an SP campaign when I can actually fight against real people?

That said, I'm dying for an amazing story driven game.  I've started the most recent Tomb Raider game and I see why it is got raves, but I'm not making a point to play it.  I would love another Fallout. Would love another Last of Us.  But they are the exception.



191  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: July 08, 2014, 02:17:30 PM

Quote from: hepcat on July 08, 2014, 01:00:36 PM

...or in the middle.



 icon_lol
192  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: July 08, 2014, 12:56:26 PM
Well, the other thread got locked literally as I was posting this, so I'll just stick it here:

Quote from: Zekester on July 08, 2014, 02:23:17 AM

I'll stay out of R&P for good from now on. It's just the same like-minded people getting eachother off mentally anyway.

My guess is that you and I are politically closer (on some things) than I am with anyone else in here...it's just the scorched earth way you present yourself that is off putting.

Being an ass on the Right is not very different from being an ass on the Left.

193  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: WAZ 7/3/14 on: July 08, 2014, 12:00:41 AM
this thread frigging sucks now.
194  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Kickstarter]Robotech Academy on: July 07, 2014, 06:57:07 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on July 07, 2014, 06:49:48 PM

Quote from: ATB on July 07, 2014, 06:45:17 PM

Rick Hunter in his Skull Squadron Veritech would have taken them both at the same time.

How about Jetfire/Skyfire vs. Rick Hunter + Veritech?  IP lawyers don't get to enter the fight.

Any punk who loses one on one against Starscream ain't got no chance against Rick Hunter.
195  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Kickstarter]Robotech Academy on: July 07, 2014, 06:45:17 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on July 07, 2014, 06:22:33 PM



For the record this would never happen. Optimus would have kicked Leader 1's ass up and down the galaxy.

Rick Hunter in his Skull Squadron Veritech would have taken them both at the same time.
196  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Kickstarter]Robotech Academy on: July 07, 2014, 06:23:10 PM
Random soon to be victim: You're Dusty Ayres we've...
Dusty Ayres: Missile Launch blam flam blamaa flammma!




Went out a killa!
197  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: WAZ 7/3/14 on: July 07, 2014, 05:40:25 PM
That article does not explain how the standards have resulted in the lunches tasting badly or did i just miss it?

is that kids don't like whole grain bread instead of white or is the new bread somehow inedible? 

if it's the former, well, eating healthy takes some getting used to and the kids and parents just need to suck it up. If it's the latter it's a problem.

Article also doesn't tie the 'bad taste' to the drop in participation.
198  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Kickstarter]Robotech Academy on: July 07, 2014, 03:49:03 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on July 07, 2014, 03:30:08 PM

Quote from: ATB on July 07, 2014, 03:05:50 PM

Have no idea what the proper story is vs. the non-proper story.

You probably mostly remember the adventures of the SDF-1 with Rick Hunter, Minmei, Admiral Gloval, etc.  Those episodes have nothing to do with the adventures of Rand and the other guys with motorcycles that turn into robots.  You probably have little to no memory of the adventures of Dana Sterling, but those were also hamfisted into the 'Robotech' umbrella despite having nothing to do with the above two series.

I watched all 3 series. Invid invasion was my favorite. macross was 2. Robotech Masters (Dana Sterling) was a distant 3rd.

And how did they not match up? Seemed to work pretty well?
199  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Kickstarter]Robotech Academy on: July 07, 2014, 03:05:50 PM
Loved the original series as a kid.

Thought Sentinels was bunk.

Have no idea what the proper story is vs. the non-proper story.
200  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I had a pretty sad encounter today at Rite Aid on: July 04, 2014, 09:20:50 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on July 04, 2014, 03:43:49 PM

Quote from: ATB on July 04, 2014, 12:36:35 PM

Black people can be racist?  Does the media know about this?


Yes.  It's just that you don't see it as much because "White Man Confronted While Waiting In Line" naturally warrants less coverage than "All Black People Statistically Earn >20% Less Than White People" or "87% of All NYC Stop-and-Frisk Targets Are Black, Latino; 88% of All Searches Prove Fruitless."

-Autistic Angel

Hmm. white dude hits black kid. Stops to help. Gets mauled by black mob had almost no coverage. Neither the victim nor the mob were claimed by obama as what his son would look like.  But a 'white latino' (first time I'd ever heard of that ethnicity) kills a black kid and global headlines and obama says that's his son.

As for what you mention, The New Jim Crow is an excellent book about how we got into the situation and how we've all been manipulated to encourage the continuation of those exact situations.

Edit: Nice Red herring by the way. So racism is excusable if you're oppressed?
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