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41  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: on: July 12, 2014, 03:26:24 PM
I just checked the steam deals page through tapatalk. It loads up ok and shows the posts I added.  Think if I delete them, it might free whatever is blocking it from displaying on the web.  Worth a shot?  I'm not going to risk causing damage unless you give the signal.

Sent from my KFJWI using Tapatalk
42  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: on: July 12, 2014, 03:19:31 PM
We could start another thread if that one is no longer viable. 

Ron, during the outage when the page was non-responsive on the web, it was functional through tapatalk. I was able to post to it and it was only afterwards when I pulled the page in a browser and saw it wasn't coming up. 

Sent from my KFJWI using Tapatalk
43  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The weekend playlist - 7/11 on: July 12, 2014, 12:11:48 AM
Wow, where is everyone today?

Well, I've got Sniper Elite 3, a bunch of steam games and no time to play.   What have you got planned for this weekend?
44  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's for Lunch Today? on: July 10, 2014, 02:38:29 PM
it's cafeteria surprise today.  Which will probably be a sandwich or a salad with the lettuce practically invisible.  The lines are too long for most of the other joints at 1230 now. 
45  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Wire: Where have you been all my life on: July 10, 2014, 02:35:34 PM

Quote from: Gratch on July 10, 2014, 03:33:35 AM


The death that got to me was actually very early on:

Spoiler for Hiden:
Wallace.  Watching him beg for his life from Bodie and Pooh was just brutal.  Especially since he was basically in charge of raising all the other neighborhood kids

Spoiler for Hiden:
Yeah, that one marked a turning point where the story in S1 speeds up and you start seeing how brutal Stringer really is. Then you got the hit on D'Angelo, the wheeling and dealing he does with Proposition Joe and the meeting with Omar where he puts him on the trail of Brother Mouzone. 

I've got about 2 or 3 episodes of S2 left and the dockworkers have become a great cast of characters.
46  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PAX South tickets on sale on: July 09, 2014, 06:08:52 PM
The 3 day passes were gone within an an hour at the most.  You could get single day passes for about half a day. 

It feels weird knowing how many of you get them and make the trip out and I haven't been able to score a pair and live within an hour's drive. 
47  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's for Lunch Today? on: July 09, 2014, 04:26:25 PM
leftovers from last night.  Some kind of meatball goulash
48  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Wire: Where have you been all my life on: July 09, 2014, 02:46:02 PM
I am about 3/4ths through season 2 and while the jump to the ports was definitely a huge side-step, I feel like it takes a lot longer to get up to speed vs season 1.  Plus, I liked the cast in the first one a bit more even though the Greeks/Polish are great characters as well.  Definitely agree about the impact of a major character's death. 

I've been watching about 2 episodes a night and it's been drawing me away from gaming. 
49  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: July 09, 2014, 03:06:19 AM
Midweek spotlight



$12.49

50  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: July 09, 2014, 03:05:29 AM
Midweek spotlight



$6.79
51  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: July 09, 2014, 03:04:15 AM
7/7



$3.39

52  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 7/4/14 on: July 08, 2014, 04:04:14 PM
Played about 6 hours of Sniper Elite 3 on the PS4.  Doesn't look like anyone else picked this up though, so no co-op for me unless I want to attempt it with a random.  Also played more of Terraria on the Vita, some ETS2 on the PC for a palette cleanser.  Started Shadowrun DMS and it's got the old-school RPG flavor down solid.  Should I stick with it or just move on to the Dragonfall expansion? 
53  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: July 08, 2014, 04:00:02 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on July 08, 2014, 03:52:35 PM

Quote from: naednek on July 08, 2014, 03:33:13 PM

Quote from: naednek on July 07, 2014, 08:17:58 PM

So... I'm assuming in order to play the beta you have to have a PSN Subscription is that correct?

Anyone?

I don't know about Beta, but the Alpha let you play without PS+ and if you were a member, but there were other areas that were open to you if you are a subscriber.
So, maybe it does have an offline mode where you run the single player story and free mode missions after all? 
54  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: July 08, 2014, 03:58:07 PM

Quote from: naednek on July 08, 2014, 03:33:13 PM

Quote from: naednek on July 07, 2014, 08:17:58 PM

So... I'm assuming in order to play the beta you have to have a PSN Subscription is that correct?

Anyone?
I looked but didn't see any info for this on Bungie's site.  Amazon's listing has this:

Quote
In order to qualify for the Beta you will need to: Currently own either a PS4 system, PS3 system, Xbox One, or Xbox 360 with valid online subscription membership, have a unique PlayStation Network ID or Xbox LIVE Gamertag, and have a bungie.net account.

 The game does require PS+/XLB Gold as it doesn't have an offline mode from the looks of it.
55  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Changes in gaming habits over the years... on: July 08, 2014, 03:45:05 PM
I picked up a Vita 6 months back to take advantage of the PSN+ sub and have spent a lot of hours with it.  I play pretty much exclusively SP games, but of a variety of genres.  I don't get the large blocks of time to play now, so I often only get a few hours to devote to trying a game before deciding to move on.  Finishing a game takes a large investment for most games and that's why I tend to play shorter games or those with no real ending, so when I feel like I've done enough, I move on.  I've dumped games regardless of how much I paid and I've got just as many hours in free/cheap games as those that cost $40 or more.  Cost is less of a factor than enjoyment/hour. 

I do look at games like Crusader Kings 2/Shogun 2 and question why I even bought them.  I need to stop reading positive reviews on these massively complex strategy games and concentrate on games that I can enjoy without having a long build-up. 
56  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Kickstarter]Robotech Academy on: July 08, 2014, 02:40:16 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on July 07, 2014, 08:19:56 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on July 07, 2014, 05:33:41 PM

I like Robotech, but Harmony Gold can suck my left nut after the Battletech SNAFU

Was that Harmony Gold or the original Japanese IP holders who claimed those mechs?
They can claim it all they want, but they'll never take my Marauder II from me.
57  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: July 07, 2014, 05:43:28 PM


highlights?
Haegemonia: Legions of Iron - $1.24 - I really enjoyed this back in the day.  Decent space RTS
Scania Truck Driving Simulator - $5.09 - A more focused take on Europe Truck Sim.  Kind of a bridge between ETS2 and what's next.
Leviathan: Warships - $2.49 - Turn based ship combat within a steampunk/retro sci-fi weaponry
Avernum Bundle (4,5,6) $2.99 - Old school RPG, highly rated.
Meridian: New World - $7.49 - Back at it's summer sale price.  1 person beautiful RTS.  
On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness bundle (3,) - $1.99 - SNES inspired graphics, Penny Arcade humor.  well rated.
58  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: July 07, 2014, 05:29:24 PM
7/7



Standard $3.99
Deluxe $5.99
59  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Calculus on: July 07, 2014, 04:14:19 PM

Quote from: Harpua3 on July 07, 2014, 04:05:17 PM

Quote from: Lee on July 06, 2014, 09:16:04 PM

Quote from: Harpua3 on July 06, 2014, 04:51:51 PM

All this talk bout learnin makes me tired.

Ha, try doing it again, school is far more draining at my age than most of the jobs I have had over the years. Plus I don't even get the social element like I would if I was still 20. It's weird being around 20 year olds all day (and not being their supervisor), although everyone has been really cool to me. Just sucks when you are talking to a girl and then you remember you are twice her age! icon_frown I don't envy these kids though, a lot of them are working full time and going to school full time. I can't even imagine doing that.

I am intrigued by your degree Isgrimnur, I had never heard of it. I love computers, but I ruled out CS because of the math. I wonder if I should look more in that area? Although I do quite like accounting, I just don't know how far I am going with it since certification will take quite awhile (if I go that route).

Cool perspective. Keep up the good work! Just hands off the 20 yr old girls! Um, or not.
I believe such an act will grant you access to a "special Hell". 

I bombed out on calc twice after realizing that while everyone in the class got to derivatives and was "oh, that makes sense", I only understood it late after a second attempt.  Then we got to the integrals and I knew it was time to bail.   

Oddly enough, I never had an issue with geometry and trig.  mind is just wired that way. 
60  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (07/07) on: July 07, 2014, 04:36:39 AM

Quote from: Lordnine on July 07, 2014, 03:56:32 AM

Nothing new but I might start playing The Wolf Among Us.
This.  I haven't started it yet.
61  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: July 05, 2014, 05:09:04 PM
7/5



$24.99

Includes
Dark Messiah of Might & Magic - $5.99
Heroes of Might & Magic V - $5.99
Heroes of Might & Magic V: Hammers of Fate - $5.99
Heroes of Might & Magic V: Tribes of the East - $5.99
Might & Magic X - Legacy - Deluxe Digital Edition $12.49
Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes - $5.99
Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes - I Am the Boss DLC - $1.79
Might & Magic: Heroes VI - $7.49
Might & Magic: Heroes VI - Danse Macabre Adventure Pack - $2.49
Might & Magic: Heroes VI - Pirates of the Savage Sea Adventure Pack - $2.49
 
62  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: July 04, 2014, 06:06:08 PM
7/4



$1.99
63  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Happy Birthday Ron! on: July 04, 2014, 12:20:34 AM

Quote from: Lee on July 03, 2014, 11:57:14 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on July 03, 2014, 11:32:53 PM

Torches and Happiness!

Nice reminder if all the people who have left.
Yes, yes it is.   icon_cry
64  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: July 03, 2014, 06:03:34 PM
Weekend spotlight



Standard - $7.49
Crysis Collection - $11.24
Includes:
 Crysis, Crysis WarheadŽ, Crysis 2 - Maximum Edition
65  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: July 03, 2014, 06:01:41 PM
Weekend spotlight



$10.04
66  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: July 03, 2014, 05:59:44 PM
7/3



$4.99
67  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I had a pretty sad encounter today at Rite Aid on: July 03, 2014, 03:46:29 AM
I've seen it on both sides when I worked retail.  I rang a guy up for some stuff (under $20) and when I gave him the total, he asked me if I knew about reparations.  I responded that I had and that I was waiting for mine from the Russian government for losses suffered during the revolution, then asked him if he wanted to pay by cash or credit.  I got an odd look for that but he paid and left.

I later was in a position of assistant manager and had two younger African Americans working with me.  One guy who came in tried his hardest to wait until I was free then finally relented and let the older, darker guy help him.  I wasn't able to see everything that went down, but my co-worker said that the customer was very stand-offish and was hesitant to answer any kind of questions.  When it came time to pay, my co-worker held out his hand to take the card from him and the customer instead threw it onto the counter.  He had barely stopped to grab the bag with his receipt and left with my co-worker holding the card out and trying to hand it back.  The guy came back about 5 minutes later, would not speak to either of the other guys and accused that the clerk was trying to steal the card.  

He was so belligerent that I asked him to leave and told him that there were at least 2 other people who saw what happened and did not back his version of events. My co-worker felt hurt and insulted; I felt shame at having shared the same skin color as this customer.  

My wife had a co-worker who would regularly threaten to sue the company if they ever let her go for racial discrimination.  It took years for them to get enough paperwork showing repeated performance issues before they could fire her.  

long story short, you can run into racist a-holes when you least expect it.  
68  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: July 02, 2014, 05:05:24 PM
7/2



Standard $3.99
Collection $5.99
Includes 3 items: Sacred Citadel, Sacred Citadel: Jungle Hunt, Sacred 2 Gold
69  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Wire: Where have you been all my life on: July 02, 2014, 04:19:10 AM
I'm slowly making my way through the first season now.  Just crossed the halfway mark, episode 7.  It's a slow burn, but it is keeping my attention and I find myself wanting to watch an episode or two a night instead of game.  That's a good sign.
70  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Confessions of an Xbox One addict on: July 01, 2014, 10:20:31 PM
Who are you and what have you done with our Hetz?

Serious note, I'm glad that the UI is improved.  I have no interest in Ryse or the current crop of exclusives and only mild interest in DR3, otherwise I might find myself in the same boat you were in. 
71  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: July 01, 2014, 05:55:18 PM
Midweek spotlight



$17.99
72  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: July 01, 2014, 05:54:20 PM
Midweek spotlight



Shadow Warrior - $9.99
Always Sometimes Monsters - $7.49
Super Game Jam - $16.99
LUFTRAUSERS - $5.99
Hotline Miami - $3.99
Heavy Bullets - $7.49
Classic DJ - $4.01
Foul Play - $3.74
Dungeon Hearts - $0.74
Marc Eckō's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure - $3.74
Defense Technica - $3.74
Duke Nukem 3D and Shadow Warrior Bundle - $3.74
contains:
Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition - $2.49
Shadow Warrior Classic Redux - $2.49
Serious Sam Complete Pack - $14.99
All SS games and DLC - 85% off
73  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: July 01, 2014, 05:48:04 PM
7/1



Zombie Tycoon 2: Brainhov's Revenge - $2.49
The Yawhg - $4.99
Fez - $4.99
Rogue Legacy - $7.49
Bleed - $2.00
Retro City Rampage - $2.50
Guacamelee! Gold Edition - $2.99
Contrast - $7.49
They Bleed Pixels - $2.49
TowerFall Ascension - $10.04
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP - $2.40
Mark of the Ninja - $5.99
Dyad - $3.75
Home - $1.49
Starseed Pilgrim - $2.99
74  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tomorrow is July 1, will we have ATB's GOTY? on: July 01, 2014, 05:43:09 PM
Of games released this year, I'd have to put Transistor at the top of the list.  Thief was a miss on most accounts.  Strider is fun and a great game, but the art, music and gameplay of Transistor is much better than any other game I've played from 2014.

Watch_Dogs gets the GOAT by being the sole nominee. 
75  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Underwold: Ascension (Ultima Underworld spiritual successor) on: July 01, 2014, 02:43:14 PM
Saw this today on Polygon

Quote
OtherSide Entertainment is resurrecting the Underworld series of dungeon crawling role-playing games with Underworld Ascension, the newly formed studio revealed today.

Paul Neurath, a veteran of games like Ultima Underworld and the former co-founder of System Shock and Thief developer Looking Glass Studios, founded the independent development studio, which acquired the Underworld brand and is looking to hire developers.

Now all we need is a revival of Ultima without all that mp house building stuff they've added and it will be just like the early 90's again. 
76  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: June 30, 2014, 05:20:10 PM


highlights?
The Gothic games are all 75% off in case you missed them during the summer sale.
Hostile Waters:  Antaeus Rising - $2.49 - Classic take on Carrier Command.  I think I spent several weeks in the summer of '01 playing this through.
A New Beginning - Final Cut - $1.89 Decent adventure game with a very nice graphical presentation.
Saturday Morning RPG - $2.79 1980's drenched reference in an old school RPG
77  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: June 30, 2014, 05:07:32 PM
6/30



$5.55
78  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (06/30) on: June 30, 2014, 05:05:56 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on June 30, 2014, 01:57:22 PM

Quote from: ATB on June 30, 2014, 01:00:21 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on June 30, 2014, 04:07:36 AM

Sniper Elite 3 maybe for the XB1

Aren't those games terrible?


I haven't played it myself, but the last Sniper Elite game seemed reasonably well received.  Looked like a neat mix of assassinations, trap-laying, and run-for-your-life escapes through some fairly open level designs.  Also, x-ray kill cams.

Personally, having never even heard of Divinity: Original Sin before this morning, reading all the excitement here enticed me to get educated and make a purchase before the Steam sale ended.  Looks pretty neat!

-Autistic Angel
There's some good walkthrough videos out there.  here's one about gameplay options.  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJetbzuHPd8

Also, it hit PC on Friday, so you can hit up the reviews there.  So far, it seems pretty favorable.  Plus, it offers the whole campaign in co-op.  
79  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (06/30) on: June 30, 2014, 03:11:00 AM
Post Steam sale doldrums got you down?  Well, here's what we got coming this week to console you.  Me, I've got a copy of Sniper Elite 3 coming so I'll be celebrating the 4th of July the way it was intended:  by shooting Nazis in the face from half a klick away. 

PS4
Sniper Elite 3

XB1
Sniper Elite 3

PS3
Dynasty Warriors Gundam Reborn
Sniper Elite 3

360
Sniper Elite 3

Vita
Child of Light

PC
Divinity: Original Sin
80  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/neXtBox/360/Ps3/Ps4] Wolfenstein:The New Order on: June 30, 2014, 02:56:41 AM

Quote from: Caine on June 28, 2014, 07:05:16 PM

Heard this was on sale at Costco XB1/PS4 for ~33 but I haven't been able to get there to check.
Yup.  I was tempted by it, but both next gen console versions are 33.99 through 7/6/14
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