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41  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Ok....I'm ready. Teach me how to invest on: April 15, 2015, 09:30:56 PM
Give your money to someone who knows what they're doing. That's what I do. The trick is to start early and play the long game. It's not seem but it works. Of course the secret is to start as early as possible (like 20) because that last doubling period (every 10 years at 7% with the rule of 72) is when your money goes from a decent amount to an outrageous amount.
42  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Re: Re: [Apple] It's about time... on: April 10, 2015, 10:21:43 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on April 10, 2015, 03:17:12 PM

Quote from: Canuck on April 10, 2015, 03:01:35 PM

Hope y'all enjoy your watches! No complaining when Gen 2 comes out in 9 months time!

I feel bad that you can never enjoy anything because you always wait for the next version.
Only about gen 3 or 4. smile
I'm really looking forward. To picking up a Surface Pro 4 now that all the growing pains are over!
43  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: [Apple] It's about time... on: April 10, 2015, 03:01:35 PM
Hope y'all enjoy your watches! No complaining when Gen 2 comes out in 9 months time!
44  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Wii U on: April 08, 2015, 06:58:36 AM
You Tubers (the big ones anyways) should get together and form some kind of association / union which would give them a bit more force to protect themselves. You get a few people boycotting and that's not going to stop anyone. But a united group of the top 500 let's players? That might give them pause.
45  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: How far would you commute for a significant pay raise? on: March 28, 2015, 11:59:36 PM
If the commute was a train ride I could do it. But driving that far every day is a lot.
46  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: East Side Hockey Manager 2015? on: March 28, 2015, 03:53:10 PM
Also, God I can't believe I created this thread in 2006. Life is so different now.
47  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: East Side Hockey Manager 2015? on: March 28, 2015, 03:50:54 PM
The Football Manager guys have resurrected their Eastside Hockey Manager series.
If you like hockey or you don't but enjoy playing FM then I would recommend picking this up. It's currently Early Access so it only costs about $11 until April 9th!
I don't know when I'll ever get around to playing it but I wanted to vote with my wallet for more hockey manager sims. No licenses but it sounds like you can already sideload the data if you want.
48  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: NBC Jumping on the Old TV Series Revival Bandwagon on: March 27, 2015, 11:15:55 PM
49  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Re: Re: SSD is NOT the way to go for gaming on: March 16, 2015, 04:29:24 AM

Quote from: Ridah on March 15, 2015, 05:37:01 PM

What I do experience is a constant anxiety over filling up my hard drive space.
Perhaps you should have something prescribed for that.
50  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Re: Media player software recommendations? on: March 12, 2015, 12:16:53 PM
I've had no problems with media player classic. I used to use vlc and bs player a long time ago.
51  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Re: [Apple] It's about time... on: March 10, 2015, 10:04:55 PM

Quote from: rittchard on March 10, 2015, 04:44:02 PM

Don't forget when the iPad was announced there were a ton of detractors.  Many many people, reviewers and regular folk alike, were all generally pretty negative, or at best, they "didn't get it."  I saw all the same arguments: it would be obsolete in a year, there wasn't a "need" for it, it was too expensive, etc etc.  And look at how it fared regardless.  

Granted you might argue this is a very different animal since it's entering a market that pre-exists.  But then again, I could argue that was the same with the original iPhone.  Like them or hate them, Apple knows what they are doing.  More importantly, they are willing and able to adapt to user feedback, and continue to improve their products on all fronts, software/OS, apps and hardware.  

My prediction: they will sell like hotcakes and there will be no stock available for the first few months. You'll see famous stars wearing the gold ones on TV and movies.  By Christmas it will be the hot ticket item.  

P.S.  My heartbeat is coming for you, Lee!!!
I would never bet against apple but I am skeptical. I was wrong about the ipad but the ipad really did something new and had no real competition. Android watches have a huge headstart and so far the Apple watch doesn't seem to do anything special that the Android watches don't. The fact that a iphone is required means that a huge swath of the population won't be able to buy one even if they wanted to.
Obviously it isn't going to fail. But I don't see it selling like hotcakes (is there a definable number for that?) and I wouldn't touch the first gen with a 10 foot pole.
52  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: PC Game Recommendations - Update! on: March 01, 2015, 06:04:28 AM
If you're into tactical rts games with some realism then I remembered moment the Wargame series. Steam just had a sale on it.
53  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Re: NEW 3DS and XL on: February 15, 2015, 10:38:08 PM
I can only imagine the "who's on first" routines that will occur in the future. (Hey, you said you were selling a New 3DS! this one  is used!)
54  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Re: NEW 3DS and XL on: February 15, 2015, 02:28:15 PM
Actually there has been quite a lot of complaint over that. But the Japanese and the Europeans have been putting up with it since the introduction of the 3DS I believe so you won't get much sympathy from them!
55  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Re: Re: NEW 3DS and XL on: February 14, 2015, 11:35:08 AM

Quote from: ChaoZ on February 14, 2015, 02:23:00 AM

First thing that struck me was how low res the screens are. I guess I'm just used to cell phone screens.

I don't get how Nintendo gets a complete pass on that from all the review sites.  I read somewhere online (in a comment not an article so take from that what you will) that the new 3DS XL has a 95 ppi. If true then that's just horrible. I suppose being an upgrade and not a brand new system they maybe can't change the resolution but hell.
56  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Eurogamer drops review scores on: February 11, 2015, 04:25:50 AM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on February 11, 2015, 01:59:28 AM

Quote from: Gratch on February 10, 2015, 06:58:07 PM

Right or wrong, sites that drop review scores pretty much drop off my personal radar.  

The irony here is that Gratch himself does not use numerical scoring in his own reviews.  Fortunately, the consistent standards he applies to every game make it fairly easy to determine what they would be.

"I put more than an hour into this game...."  =  7.0 on IGN

"I might give this another chance someday."  =  8.0 on IGN

"I'm not disappointed enough to stop playing yet."  =  9.0 on IGN

"I am playing Neir."  =  12.7 on IGN

-Autistic Angel
57  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Countdown to DS Lite: DEAD PIXEL? AUGH! PG 3 on: February 10, 2015, 10:31:25 PM
The fact that the DSL was region free really makes me sad that the New 3DS is region locked. Now if you want if you want to play the Japanese version of Elite Beat Agents* you would have to buy a Japanese 3DS just to play it.
*I have no idea if such a game exists for the 3DS.
58  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Re: Re: NEW 3DS and XL on: February 10, 2015, 03:30:27 AM

Quote from: farley2k on February 09, 2015, 03:08:34 PM

That a Wii comparison, not WiiU. The WiiU game is completely new.
59  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] Fantasy Life on: January 26, 2015, 01:29:00 AM
This game completely passed me by. Never even heard of it before. The players seem to love it passionately but the reviewers slammed it.
60  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Palin's Back on: January 26, 2015, 01:13:49 AM
Also, "seriously" interested? Come on. English, people! Use it.
61  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anybody know what's happened to Godzilla Blitz? on: January 25, 2015, 03:17:19 PM
Still nothing, eh? I can't believe someone would just disappear like that. Not for 5 years.
62  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Re: Palin's Back on: January 25, 2015, 06:41:45 AM
Obviously she hasn't been in the headlines enough. When she says she's "absolutely interested" she means she's absolutely interested in keeping up her fame and hence her money making apparatus.
63  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Re: Re: Trend for mobile sucks monkey nuts on: January 11, 2015, 07:00:52 AM

Quote from: Gratch on January 11, 2015, 06:11:09 AM

You know how you've been seeing those Kate Upton ads all over the place for some sort of Clash of Clans ripoff?  I've been wondering how they can afford primetime ads in football games...turns out the game is making over $1 million every day.  They're paying $40 million for the Upton ad campaign.

Sheer madness.
Here in Japan half of the ads on TV during prime time are for games that are free. I get Puzzle and Dragons having the resources for something like that but all of the other games too? Mobile gaming is HUGE in Japan!
64  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Re: Trend for mobile sucks monkey nuts on: January 11, 2015, 06:57:56 AM
If you don't like the new trend towards in app nonsense then you should all put your money where your mouth is and pick up Hero Emblems. It's the true successor to Puzzle Quest and it's only $2.99 right now and you get the whole shebang with no added costs.
65  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Re: Re: Fire vs DS on: January 07, 2015, 08:19:35 AM

Quote from: Kvothe on January 06, 2015, 07:32:27 PM

Wow lively place, I made the right decision regardless, just thought I'd share in an effort to stir up conversation here in the dessert.

Eco the banned Eco?
I personally think 4 years old is too young for either a DS or a Kindle Fire but I guess I'm old fashioned.  Get off my lawn.
66  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Re: Books Read 2015 Edition on: January 01, 2015, 11:04:52 PM

Quote from: Caine on January 01, 2015, 07:04:38 PM

2014 - 29 games finished

Currently playing
Skylanders Trap Team
Dragon Age Inquisition
PVZ Garden Warfare
Assassin's Creed Unity
Little Big Planet 3
Plants Vs Zombies Garden Warfare
Freedom Wars
Elite Dangerous
misc games on Steam


On hiatus
Diablo 3 - Damned if I do, but this game is crack
Lords of the Fallen
Skylanders Swap Force - (with son) now we are playing through to get the unlocks

Resigned to the backlog
Wrong thread?
This year was my best year ever. My goal was 35 and I think I hit 38. I would have definitely hit 40 had I not been on holiday since the first part of Dec. My daily 90 min commute let's me get a lot of reading done. That's going to change in March so I might not get so much read this year.
67  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Re: New Year's Eve: How as your 2014? on: January 01, 2015, 02:00:23 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on January 01, 2015, 03:00:59 AM

I blame everybody at GT who didn't click the link in my sig and buy something. Yes, you.
Sorry but I use Tapatalk and I don't think forum sigs show up there. smile
68  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: New Year's Eve: How as your 2014? on: December 31, 2014, 03:29:15 PM
Happy new year from Japan! Decent year for me!
69  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Joe Abercrombie's First Law Trilogy on: December 18, 2014, 03:12:51 PM
Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn trilogy is on sale on Amazon for about $5 right now.
70  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Re: Re: Obama on the Colbert Report on: December 11, 2014, 02:10:33 AM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on December 09, 2014, 03:47:46 PM

Quote from: Rip on December 09, 2014, 03:34:45 PM

Cute, but it wasn't that funny. Certainly some truth in it. I am pretty sure Comedy Central is about as close as many liberals get to news.

Sadly it's as close as news as most TV stations get to news.

Very good point. It's sad that the only place where you're likely to hear the honest truth is the daily show. It's also telling that RIP doesn't consider it real news.
71  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Re: NEW 3DS and XL on: December 11, 2014, 02:08:08 AM
I've tried it out and really love it and wish that it wasn't region locked because I probably would have bought a Japanese version already. The XL version is a little large for my liking.
72  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Re: Puzzles and Dragons, what gives? on: December 02, 2014, 11:52:38 PM
I can't wrap my head around moving a gem anywhere on the board
73  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: December 02, 2014, 02:54:26 PM

Quote from: Ridah on December 02, 2014, 05:12:56 AM

Microsoft was really smart about decoupling the Kinect from the Xbox One and pricing aggressively over the Holidays. I wouldn't be surprised if they caught up to Sony over the course of the Holiday season.
I would be. Sony has a pretty big lead. They can catch up eventually if MS keeps practically giving the console away but it won't happen by Christmas time.
74  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: November 30, 2014, 05:38:34 AM
I'd like to get Dragon Age Origins Ultimate edition but I can't because I'm living in Japan. Would someone be willing to gift it to me? I'd pay you back via Paypal. Just send me a PM first if you would be willing to help me out.
75  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: [PS4, Xbox 1] Dark Souls 2 coming in 2015 on: November 26, 2014, 10:54:16 AM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on November 25, 2014, 02:36:05 PM

They should have done like Metro and included DS as well, which is IMO still the better game of the two.
We'll Sony still owns the rights to DS so that wouldn't work for MS. Unless of course you mean DS1 rather than Demon's Souls
76  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: What is your phone's current up time? on: November 26, 2014, 09:17:40 AM
10 hours because I rebooted this morning. But before that I think it would have been fairly long.
77  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: RIP Pat Quinn - A Hockey Legend Passes Away on: November 25, 2014, 01:19:36 AM
Wow, that's really sad. I remember him well from his time with Toronto.
78  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Assassin's Creed Unity on: November 15, 2014, 12:06:28 AM
Wait,  the companion app costs money? I thought it was free! Just a Trojan horse for Ubisoft to get onto another one of your devices. But if you actually have to pay for it then that is really evil.
79  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Re: Re: Is the Ebola in Texas thread gone? on: November 03, 2014, 12:15:18 AM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on November 02, 2014, 11:26:07 PM

You keep saying that word. It really shows how far down the rabbit hole you've gone.
80  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Re: Is the Ebola in Texas thread gone? on: October 31, 2014, 12:28:08 PM
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