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41  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Passenger Jet Shot Down over Ukraine on: July 18, 2014, 02:41:49 PM
Ah. Sorry. smile
42  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 7/18/14 on: July 18, 2014, 02:06:51 PM
Guacamelee and BF4.
43  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Passenger Jet Shot Down over Ukraine on: July 18, 2014, 02:05:56 PM

Quote from: hepcat on July 18, 2014, 01:07:43 PM

I can't imagine that if the government did shoot it down, that it was anything but a stupid accident. 

Not sure how you accidentally shoot down a plane flying at 30,000+ ft.

Anyway...just awful.
44  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Happy Birthday Hark! on: July 18, 2014, 02:04:27 PM
Big 4-0?

Livin teh dream!

Happy Birthday!
45  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Passenger Jet Shot Down over Ukraine on: July 17, 2014, 04:15:26 PM
Why fly over an active combat zone? Seems risky.

46  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xenonauts - true spiritual successor to X-Com, indie developed. on: July 17, 2014, 03:16:41 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on July 17, 2014, 03:15:10 PM

I haven’t but one of my friends loves it.  If you want the original, mostly unaltered XCom experience, that’s what you will get.  Just don’t expect a lot of modern conventions or a highly polished visual style.  Things are functional, beyond that is sounds like all the focus has been on gameplay.

Is the game unpossible hard?
47  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xenonauts - true spiritual successor to X-Com, indie developed. on: July 17, 2014, 02:41:12 PM
Anyone actually try this?
48  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!
49  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!
50  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
51  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.

52  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?
53  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.
54  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?
55  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
56  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...
57  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?
58  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!
59  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.
60  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.
61  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...?
62  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.
63  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.
64  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.
65  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.
66  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.
67  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
68  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.
69  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.
70  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?
71  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.
72  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?
73  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.
74  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.
75  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!
76  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>
77  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.



78  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
79  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.

80  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: WAZ 7/3/14 on: July 08, 2014, 12:00:41 AM
this thread frigging sucks now.
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