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1  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Passenger Jet Shot Down over Ukraine on: July 19, 2014, 04:04:15 PM

Quote from: Turtle on July 19, 2014, 07:53:36 AM

That's because they most likely did it.

Just before news hit of a passenger jet going down, the rebels were the first to post online about how they downed another Ukrainian fighter jet.

Oh I very much believe they, either acting alone or with the assistance (Not only as suppliers but also assisting) from Russia, did do this. Though I cannot imagine why. Did they somehow think they had a way to pin this on the Ukrainian government or did Russia directly act as a very focused, and quite misleading, narrative that Ukraine are the devil.

I might go further with this but the thread is still in off topic which is why I didn't directly call out the rebels as the aggressor in my initial post.
2  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Passenger Jet Shot Down over Ukraine on: July 19, 2014, 06:53:26 AM
Here's a surprise, the rebels are now restricting the investigators from doing their job. I just don't get it. Every time something like this happens in a place where multiple parties are either pointing the finger at each other or one is trying to paint a difference picture ie. deny blame, it never looks good for the side that narrows or denies access.
3  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Taken 3? on: July 17, 2014, 02:07:29 AM
4  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / French blogger fined by judge for be being too popular on: July 16, 2014, 10:00:14 PM
The blogger wrote a harsh review of a restaurant. Said owner didn't like that the article was too high up in a google search. Judge awarded damages of the equivalent of $2000.

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28331598

I don't even know what to think beyond this is all kinds of stupid. Oh and if a place like reddit, or whatever the popular social site is in France, latches onto this the owner will have regretted ever doing this.
5  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Summer Sale Haul 2014 on: June 29, 2014, 01:00:52 AM
Broken Age
Violett
Deus Ex Directors Cut (Owned original)
Blade Kitten
Gone Home
The Swapper

I should have jumped on the Secret World flash sale.
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: June 27, 2014, 04:40:03 PM
I think it was at the last PAX, on the panel with Major Nelson, that one of the people flat out said no when asked if they were ever going to introduce new titans.
7  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Casey Kasem passed away today at the age of 82 on: June 16, 2014, 12:29:48 AM
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-27859559
8  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Trying to plan a last minute vacation on: June 07, 2014, 02:25:09 AM
I'm assuming you mean Portland, Oregon. Not knowing what you might be interested in so here are a few recommendations. Some cost money, some don't. These are all places I've visited, as a child, when my family went up there. With the exception of Nike Portland as when I was up there NikeTown was still open.

OMSI
Japanese Gardens
Might want to visit Nike Portland if you are interested in the companies history and influence.
Lloyd Center Mall - Yes it's a mall but the thing I liked about it was that it contained an ice skating rink (Not sure if there was a charge or not, thinking no.)
9  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: *Free* To the Moon - Steam Key on: June 04, 2014, 04:24:28 PM
Humble link sent
10  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / *Game Claimed* on: June 03, 2014, 04:59:47 PM
Send me a reply or message and it's yours.
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: May 03, 2014, 03:13:26 PM
What would you think of something that was retro looking but fully utilized the consoles power for backend stuff? Or does it also have to look pretty?
Haven't dipped my toe in the current generation, and will probably not for several years, but it is hard for me to find a whole lot of appeal in sprite or 16bit graphics. That being said I can go back to something like Monkey Island and be perfectly fine with the visuals, but that probably has more to do with it being part of my past.
12  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bye Bye Net Neutrality on: April 24, 2014, 06:28:39 PM
Well it's pretty much confirmed that net neutrality is dead. Hooray for closed door promises and lobbyists becoming policy makers and policy makers becoming lobbyists.
13  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Survivor 2014: Brawn, Beauty and No Brains! on: April 03, 2014, 01:36:29 AM
Hitfix has an interview with Alexis if that interests you.

http://www.hitfix.com/the-fien-print/interview-alexis-maxwell-talks-survivor-cagayan
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Quick PSN Question on: March 31, 2014, 03:49:26 PM
Correct
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: March 19, 2014, 12:40:25 AM
MS can't just flip a switch and make something like that happen.
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: March 18, 2014, 12:28:45 AM
To Sonos of all places. So I wonder what the reason was? Satya Nadella, Stephen Elop, or money?
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: March 15, 2014, 04:20:36 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on March 14, 2014, 09:50:56 PM

Quote from: Andrew Wonser on March 14, 2014, 09:40:45 PM

Saw two where I work. As well as XB1, both the original and titanfall bundle. Though I thought it was odd that the titanfall one didn't have the changed, in appearance, console.
There's no Titanfall branded console for sale, and even the Titanfall controller that exists is not a part of the Titanfall bundle.  It's the exact same XB1 in a box except that Intern Josef slipped a download code card in.
My mistake on that one. Had assumed they were going all in on their Titanfall push which includes their favorite thing to do which is a redesigned console.
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: March 14, 2014, 09:40:45 PM
Saw two where I work. As well as XB1, both the original and titanfall bundle. Though I thought it was odd that the titanfall one didn't have the changed, in appearance, console.
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: March 10, 2014, 01:01:45 AM
Yeah, wow. I saw nothing in that post that was preferential to one console over another. Most you could grab from that was the PS4 had the ability before XBO and MS was trying to make it sound like it was just them that could do it.

I would disagree with the opinion that users wouldn't see any change. Anything that makes it easier on developers means there is the potential that they can focus on other things like a backburned feature or bugs or just getting it out on time. But it's up to the developers, and unfortunately publishers, on how to devote the extra time so you may be right and nothing will be seen.
20  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Harold Ramis passed away today on: February 24, 2014, 06:43:43 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/26327020

We have been losing a lot of great people before they even hit 80. I know many had illnesses, but man.
21  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Need a free mail client that can import Windows Live Mail (Win7) on: February 18, 2014, 11:07:49 PM
I want to say that the addon didn't quite handle what I needed it to. Honestly cannot remember. Thanks for the reply though.

Did manage to solve the issue. I used my Win7 machine to download a copy of Live Mail (The version that is not always on) and transferred/installed that to the new laptop. For whatever reason when you try to download a copy with Win8 they really would prefer you use the always on version. I'm sure I could have tried a few other search words and eventually got it but after hours of updating and installing my patience was wearing thin.
22  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / *Solved* Need a free mail client that can import Windows Live Mail (Win7) on: February 18, 2014, 03:38:34 AM
I need a mail client for a laptop my mom purchased. It has to be able to be used with no internet connection. She wants to import her old mail and contacts from windows live mail that was on their Win7 machine. The laptop is running Windows 8. The mail program that Win8 provides is purely web based and as such cannot import. Tried the new windows live mail that comes with essentials. That too is web based. Tried Thunderbird but it does not import Windows Live mail. Tried Claws Mail which also does not import Live Mail.

So again I need a free mail client that can run without an internet connection. That can import from a Windows Live Mail export (It created a bunch of folders and the file in each folder had a .fol extension). It needs to be user friendly as Mom is not tech savvy.

As an aside I freaking hate Windows 8. What a piece of garbage. I've been working on this machine for at least four hours just to get it updated and then this mail nonsense happened. I will never install it on anything I own.
23  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Kickstarter hacked on: February 17, 2014, 01:05:10 AM
Posting this just in case some of you don't see the news or check your email that often.

Right now they are saying that email, phone, encrypted password, name and mailing address. No credit card info has reported to have been taken. But as is often the case with these things I wouldn't be surprised if the opposite is revealed later on. Besides the fact that I believe the card is tied to your account so someone could, after unencrypting the password, pledge for whatever.

So just do the standard change your password for Kickstarter and anything else that shares that password/email combo.
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Games you wish you could get into but can't on: February 01, 2014, 04:11:01 AM

Quote from: Zekester on February 01, 2014, 02:38:49 AM

Almost any Adventure Game.

They always sound so appealing, but end up never reeling me in.

Because of the puzzles or just in general?

I know I prefer the inventory kind versus logic. Even then I usually resort to a walkthrough at points because I'm really there for the story first and foremost.
25  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Games you wish you could get into but can't on: February 01, 2014, 04:06:55 AM

Quote from: Gratch on February 01, 2014, 02:45:21 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on January 31, 2014, 09:25:14 PM

Yeah i love RPGs and JRPGs,but for the love of me i just can't get into any of the Tales games

I can never get into anything that's considered a "sandbox" game.  GTA, Just Cause, Saints Row, Far Cry, etc..  They always sound awesome, then I end up incredibly annoyed or frustrated with them.  Having a ton of flexibility on what to do and where to go is actually a detriment for me.  I much prefer a game that's tightly scripted.

Have you tried to just stick to the main story line or is it the mere fact that you can wander off a distraction? If it from time to time, in some way, reminded you about the main line might it work better? Can remember Garnett Lee not liking games like Skyrim because he easily got distracted. I think he liked the open world but wanted the game to keep nudging him back to the main path. Which sort of defeats the point of being able to do as you please. Though he did like Red Dead Redemption.
26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Games you wish you could get into but can't on: January 31, 2014, 11:04:10 PM
Metroid & Castlevania. Tried multiple games and just cannot enjoy them at all.
27  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 31, 2014, 06:05:46 PM

28  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bye Bye Net Neutrality on: January 15, 2014, 05:38:50 PM
I think the hope is that the FCC will re-classify online connections to common carrier. Which would give them a much stronger leg to dictate terms. The problem is the FCC chairman was a lobbyist for cable & wireless. Which isn't to say he won't do something but more than likely will not. We really need an FCC that has the guts to go all in but I just don't see that happening.

Now if you will excuse me I have to go bleach my brain after reading a comment on GigaOm from an idiot that thinks neutrality is a bad thing.
29  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / *Taken* Free Joe Danger 2 steam code on: January 14, 2014, 06:04:21 PM
All you have to do is message me.

Runner 2 has been taken.
30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 12 things the Xbox One does well, 11 that it doesn't on: January 03, 2014, 10:33:30 PM
So you can expect even more intrusive ads. You know, because fans demand it.
31  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/Ps3] Deadpool on: January 02, 2014, 05:15:31 PM

Quote from: TiLT on January 02, 2014, 03:23:54 PM

Quote from: Andrew Wonser on January 02, 2014, 03:10:26 PM

I know this is a conversation for another thread but this is just one of the many reasons I hate/fear the move to all digital.

This has nothing to do with what's going on right now. The digital copies will continue to exist for all foreseeable future. The only difference is that they can't sell the games any more. If you own them digitally, they're still yours and you can download and reinstall them as often as you like. Retail is no different. Expect these Marvel games to have a mass recall from stores in the coming days. You can still play your retail discs, but you can't buy new ones.

You're hating/fearing the wrong thing.

Reemul basically stated what I meant. Once something has been pulled, if it was only digital, you don't get a chance to purchase it. We also saw something similar with Disney. They had movies pulled and with it went the availability to view by those that also purchased it. Granted the latter was apparently a mistake and I'm assuming they did work with Apple to fix it. But the point still stands that if you want to play it safe have a physical copy or at the very least a backup. But even with those precautions you might be stuck if you have to authenticate to servers that no longer exist. Then your only path is the shady side of the law.
32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/Ps3] Deadpool on: January 02, 2014, 03:10:26 PM
I know this is a conversation for another thread but this is just one of the many reasons I hate/fear the move to all digital.
33  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Duck Dynasty on: December 22, 2013, 06:25:20 PM
I really have a lot of respect for the members here that are able to respond to stupidity, time and again, and not lose their minds.
34  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Duck Dynasty on: December 20, 2013, 05:59:25 PM

Quote from: Purge on December 20, 2013, 02:17:52 PM

This is isn't hate or slander - he's expressing his opinion and isn't pushing it on others. He also calls out the greedy, drunks, slanderers and swindlers. They just don't have as strong a lobby group.
They don't need lobbyists. They are called politicians.
35  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Film]Sin City: A Dame to Kill For on: December 14, 2013, 12:08:58 PM
I take it that it will be a new Sin City world and not one based on the previous movie because
Spoiler for Hiden:
the characters played by Bruce Willis and Mickey Rourke died
36  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: RIP Nelson Mandela on: December 09, 2013, 12:02:29 AM
I would have such a hard time not reading anything else your FB friend posted through the prism of this person is a douche.
37  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Silver Chair on: December 07, 2013, 12:55:32 PM
There in lies the problem with Narnia. It was never about the battles, indeed they were not really described in much detail with the possible exception of The Last Battle. But that is probably what the films had to rest on to even get made. Not saying a film maker cannot expand on the source material but Narnia was never really about fighting but about the children and their impact on the world and it's impact on them.

The allegories were definitely a part of the books but I never felt they were too heavy handed. Heck as a kid I didn't think about it at all only as an adult did I see the connections. Thinking about it now it seems a little weird in the way Lewis portrays Aslan. He is the creator of Narnia but also interacts with it from time to time so it would seem to portray him as the trinity. But then there is the Emperor over the sea that Aslan mentions several times and how the emperor has rules that he and Narnia must follow. Then there is Charn which Aslan knows about but does not interact with. Maybe someone with more knowledge in religion can connect all that together but it seems like Lewis wanted something like Christianity but not.
38  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Silver Chair on: December 07, 2013, 04:27:25 AM
This is odd to me as Douglas Gresham didn't want Walden Media involved and because of that there was a moratorium of 7 years past the last film. Though I guess there was no explanation on what he meant by that beyond saying it was "To prevent them from using anything from the Walden films".
I don't see a problem with using the established cast unless it conflicts with the above. Now that I think of it they would be bringing back two sets. The children for Silver Chair and the young adults for Horse and Last. The exceptions would be Eustace and Jill who were around 13 for Silver Chair and probably 16 for Last Battle.
39  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is the worst game you've ever played? on: November 23, 2013, 07:03:46 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 18, 2013, 11:41:24 PM

Quote from: Andrew Wonser on November 18, 2013, 11:18:29 PM

I'm sure I've played worse but the two that come to mind right away are Postal 2 and Painkiller.

Wait, the first Painkiller?  Or one of these late expansion/sequels done by other developers?

First one.
40  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is the worst game you've ever played? on: November 18, 2013, 11:18:29 PM
I'm sure I've played worse but the two that come to mind right away are Postal 2 and Painkiller.
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