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161  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Amazon] The After on: February 08, 2014, 03:49:52 AM
I watched it. I think the pilot wins the award for "Most Unnecessary F-Bombs Ever" category; although there is a joke about it in there that was actually kinda funny. The main characters consistently do dumb illogical things throughout. And its still unclear of what actually is going on by the end of the episode. That all said I'll probably be watching this one for a bit. There is a bit of charm to how dumb everyone is behaving, kinda like a Sci-Fi Channel movie, and the mystery of what is going on that has me interested.

Its got a long ways to go to be a must watch show but right now it seems good enough to be watchable.
162  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: radeon or NVIDIA ? intel or AMD ? (New PC) on: February 07, 2014, 07:53:38 PM
As far as GPUs go I've had both Radeons and NVidia in my current system and I would say go with NVidia if you can. The cards are more expensive than the AMD ones but worth it in my opinion.

I started with a 7870 OC, which was a decent card for price/performance. Then put in a second 7870 OC for Crossfire setup when I got a higher resolution monitor. That sometimes worked and most of the time was just problematic - not to mention the increased noise of two cards in the system. So I got rid of that annoyance and went with a higher end NVidia card. Was totally worth it. Things ran smooth, without issue, and had the benefit of enabling the higher level PhysX effects - which are pretty cool in a few of the games that use them. I haven't had a single negative running the Nvidia card since I got it.

For CPUs I just go with Intel. The i5s are reasonably priced and for gaming they're more than fine.
163  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Might & Magic X : Legacy on: February 07, 2014, 07:18:10 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on February 07, 2014, 04:56:08 AM

There are NPCs that can detect secrets as well as scrolls with the spell.  Also, once you do the dark shard in the Forge you get permanent detect secrets buff.

Well that's good to hear. I'll have to make a bee line for that shard.

Turns out I do have the shard already. I just took out the boss that has it the other night. Now to make a bee line back to the Elemental Forge.
164  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Might & Magic X : Legacy on: February 07, 2014, 07:17:42 PM

Quote from: Scraper on February 07, 2014, 01:40:58 PM

I'm well into act 3 and I'm still really digging this game. I find myself getting side tracked a lot.

On side note, does anyone know where you get the air shard for the forge? I need it to complete some of my class quests, but I haven't found it yet.

I think I got it from Skull Rock dungeon. But haven't tried to go back to the Elemental Forge to complete that one. Last time I went there the monsters outside tore me up before I could get in close.
165  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: February 07, 2014, 04:27:41 AM
Same. Just got the email today. Wasn't expecting to get in, particularly since my wife got the email the other day. Looking forward to checking it out.
166  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Might & Magic X : Legacy on: February 07, 2014, 04:26:14 AM
Well I'm still playing and really enjoying it. Although I found a huge hole in my party makeup. I have is no one can cast dark magic. There's a dark magic spell that allows you to see secret walls. And you need to see those secret walls to finish up the Paladin quest. But I hear there is a dog hireling you can get to see secrets but have yet to come across him - that means giving up my horse for a bit. Tongue

Still trying to finish up Act 3 otherwise. Was stuck for awhile as you need to talk to someone and choose a conversation that doesn't say "Quest" at the start of it. But got it moving after that and can probably easily finish up - got distracted by another dungeon. Also you will need to the water magic walking power to complete Act 3 - there's a wrecked ship you'll be sent to and think you can only get there via water.
167  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/PS4/360/PS3] Thief on: February 06, 2014, 04:42:22 AM

Quote from: Teggy on February 05, 2014, 08:37:30 PM

Quote from: Razgon on February 05, 2014, 06:15:25 PM

There's a new trailer out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_HEeHUmzjI&oref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DL_HEeHUmzjI&has_verified=1

Some of it seems decent, but other things make me scoff or laugh. Mostly its the violence approach I guess. One of the things that was unique to thief was the horror of being discovered. If the guards found you, you had to be lucky to escape with your life. Here, you can just kill everyone and be done with it it seems. That takes away a great deal of the tension. Imagine Cradle level where you could just slaugther everything - fun? Not really.



That's the trailer that Ron posted yesterday.

Its new to this page of the thread though.
168  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [TellTale] Fables: The Wolf Among Us on: February 04, 2014, 11:32:37 PM
Episode 2 came out today. Played through it. Its a lot more dialogue choice oriented than adventure/action sequences, although it has a few of those too. It took a bit to get back in to it but by the end I really wanted to play more. Another cliffhanger ending. Which was a pretty neat one for me as it hints at something I don't think was explained in the comics - at least as far as I've read them. Hopefully there won't be quite as long as a delay to the next one.
169  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: February 04, 2014, 04:27:43 AM
That Sword of the Stars rouge like game is actually pretty fun. The demo doesn't do the Gold version any justice.
170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Might & Magic X : Legacy on: February 03, 2014, 07:20:16 PM
Really having a great time with this game now. I haven't hit any more game stopping bugs. And after finishing Act 2 the game really opens up. I've been to each of the cities now, went through a bunch of dungeons and a few of the "puzzle" dungeons. Got the walk-on water power which opened up even more places to go. And I've starting to make progress with filling in gaping holes in the party's abilities. I also have a ton of money now with no worries about spending it. Its a good time in the game for me.

I also didn't realize the uPlay points you get awarded allow you to unlock stuff in the game - like a dungeon, some gear, and another hireling. I had been playing all the uPlay games in offline mode.

I only have a few problems with the game at the moment:

- The world map needs to be slightly improved where it shows the names of the various zones. When a quest goes in your journal it shows what zone the quest giver is in. But its pretty impossible to remember all the zone names/location. So when it shows your quest giver is in "Yon-Chall Forest" it basically becomes a wander fest until you happen upon the zone. Very painful in a tile-based movement game.

- The local map needs to scroll on the map screen. It sucks when you know there's someone you want to return to in the area but are unsure of what direction they are in. In order to see more of the map you have move, bring up the map, move bring up the map, repeat.

- Still no 1920x1200 resolution choice.

- Re-loading takes way too long - very annoying when you're at a fight you know you can win but it'll take a few tries.

- Need to get rid of weapons breaking. Nothing more annoying than being deep in a dungeon and one of your melee fighters breaks a weapon. Basically means you have to exit the dungeon, make your way to town for repairs, and then head back to the dungeon. You can get a hireling to fix weapon breaks but it happens so rarely that its not worth it but just enough that its just there for annoyance purposes.

Other than those minor issues I'm really enjoying myself with this game.
171  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Midwest Gaming Classic 2014 (4/12-4/13) Bookfield, WI (Image Heavy) on: January 31, 2014, 07:50:14 PM
Just a heads up the Midwest Gaming Classic is getting close. What is it? Its two days of non-stop playing free pinball, arcade games, console games from every gen, computer games, board games, and buying video game stuff. If you have any interest in video games then I highly recommend attending at least once. It's a lot of fun.

I went for the first time last year and documented it in this thread with a bunch of pictures. I will be going again this year.

The event is huge. It basically dominates the entire hotel to the point where I didn't even realize there was a huge vendor hall until the second day. Speaking of which they're expanding this years event by moving the vendor hall out into a new temporary enclosement. They'll be filling the vendor hall with more video games. Crazy.
172  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [Android/iOS] Star Command on: January 31, 2014, 06:57:16 PM

Quote from: Lee on January 31, 2014, 11:53:29 AM

Quote from: EddieA on January 31, 2014, 11:48:03 AM

Star Command is Amazon's Free App of the Day for 1/31.

Not worth it.  icon_confused

I played through it twice. It's not FTL, its its own thing, but I had a lot of fun playing through it both times.
173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Might & Magic X : Legacy on: January 30, 2014, 10:27:39 PM

Quote from: Roguetad on January 30, 2014, 09:37:12 PM


I've had good success with this party:
Elf Blade Dancer - Dual Wielding Swords - High Evasion
Human Mercenary - 2 Handed Sword - Good Evasion + Medium Armor
Orc Shaman - Air and Earth Magic - Spear + 2 handed
Dwarf Rune Priest - Fire and Light Magic - Shield + Mace

 

My party consists of:

Crusader - doesn't seem to be landing a lot of hits (working on building up precision)
Bladedancer - pretty awesome damage dealer
Run Priest - fire magic go boom!
Druid - Heals and support spells (also just found that offensive spell poison spray is pretty damn good)

Only problems I've run in to are with the battles I'm not supposed to be fighting. Otherwise we tear it up. I'll also say it would be good to have a second character that can cast a heal. Once my healer goes down and regen isn't going to kick in its pretty much reload time.

There has also seems to be discussion weather ranged weapons (bows/crossbows) are worth it to invest in. I think they are. My characters only have the ranged ability up to the first level (they can't go further). And if I'm firing against mobs that are the level I'm supposed to battle then I'll usually have one killed or nearly dead by the time they take 2-3 steps towards me. You of course can't trade ranged attacks with ranged attackers but melee targets do well as pin cushions. The bread and butter of fighting in this game goes to melee though.
174  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: January 30, 2014, 07:49:16 PM
Guess I'm in for Amalur. This is the first time I've seen it on sale on Steam and really wanted to check it out. It's been on sale everywhere else it seems but required Origin - which I'm still trying to avoid installing.
175  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Might & Magic X : Legacy on: January 30, 2014, 03:09:35 PM

Quote from: Crawley on January 30, 2014, 04:42:58 AM

So where to next? I'm in the Act 2 area, in the second major town, and am wandering around aimlessly. Everything I'm hitting seems way above my level. Very unsure of what the next dungeon is supposed to be, or where its located, in this area. Any help?

I finally found where to go. Will spoilerize just in case.
Spoiler for Hiden:
Near the floating tower, in the Yon Chon Forest (sp?) there's basically a singular path you can take there. It leads to a lost city dungeon. I had ignored the forest early as the paths I took just lead to these brigands that tore me up. I figured that area was off limits. But this one path will lead you past any of them and to the next dungeon. That's pretty old school RPG nastiness.
176  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Might & Magic X : Legacy on: January 30, 2014, 04:42:58 AM
So where to next? I'm in the Act 2 area, in the second major town, and am wandering around aimlessly. Everything I'm hitting seems way above my level. Very unsure of what the next dungeon is supposed to be, or where its located, in this area. Any help?
177  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: January 30, 2014, 04:39:34 AM

Quote from: Siljanus on January 29, 2014, 06:42:15 PM

At times it reminded me of Vision of Escaflowne, but that was probably due more to the overall quality of it.

Well shit. Now I gotta watch it as that was one of my favorite anime series for a long time.
178  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Might & Magic X : Legacy on: January 28, 2014, 07:08:30 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on January 28, 2014, 02:35:06 PM

Quote from: Scraper on January 28, 2014, 01:43:19 PM

I hit a bug yesterday on the third floor of the lighthouse. I died and reloaded, but after the reload I was unable to move my party. I could look around,. but I couldn't move. Weird bug.

Anyone have any tips on how to actually beat the third floor of the lighthouse, when you open the door there are 2 Naga right in front of you, then two come from behind, and the four of them together slaughter my party?

celestial armour and regen worked wonders there on one of my groups.  The other one (might chars only) had to brute force it and it was a bit tougher.  One of the keys is to not be afraid to use the defend option.

Yeah, those two spells are key to winning some of the difficult fights like that one. If you also are not buffed up I would head outside and grab all little buffs around the lighthouse (gems/statues/etc). And if you have some characters that need to train I would do that. The boss battle in that light house is no easy fight either and you want every advantage you can get.
179  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Might & Magic X : Legacy on: January 28, 2014, 07:05:00 PM

Quote from: Razgon on January 28, 2014, 07:35:51 AM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on January 28, 2014, 06:15:10 AM

Crawley, I'm curious what version you have as I haven't seen a patch since the one that came down on the same day I installed it, which was last Friday. Mine shows 1.3.1-14561 on the main menu. Thanks.

Try restarting Steam. There was a patch last night.

That is the version mine shows as well.
180  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Might & Magic X : Legacy on: January 27, 2014, 08:45:03 PM
A patch was released either this morning or the other day that clears up the two issues I mentioned. You need to be connected to uPlay to get it apparently (no launching in offline mode). So I connected and tried it and can confirm the guy blocking the bridge is no longer blocking it. I dunno about the other issue with the greyed out text since I fixed that manually but in a thread others have reported its no longer greyed out for them.

So hopefully that's the end of the annoyances.

 
181  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Might & Magic X : Legacy on: January 26, 2014, 09:57:01 PM
I think the game is just buggy. Hit another game stopper pretty soon after my last one. Once you do the Elemental Forge area you had back and turn in a quest. This should open up a bridge to the north of where you are allowing you access to the next area. But the guy blocking the bridge is still there. Others reported the same issue, even those that purchase a physical copy so did not have early access. The workaround is to take the caravan from Sorpigal to the next town. It works but you have to pay 150 for it and that guy stays blocking the bridge, meaning you have to pay 150 to go back.

I'm still loving the game but these issues are souring it.
182  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Might & Magic X : Legacy on: January 26, 2014, 06:08:33 AM
So I finally start doing some new dungeons and advancing the main quest when I find out I can't progress any further. There's an option to go to an "Elemental Forge" but the text is greyed out so you can't go there.

Turns out its copy protection. The problem is I purchased the game during early access so I should not be running in to this. The support solution is to delete the game and all your saves and start over. Nice. So I found the other, hacker solution, which is to comment out a few lines in one of the files. It worked and am able to continue on the game. But totally peeved I had to resort to that for a legit purchase.
183  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/PS3] Final Fantasy XIV (Characters/Servers in first post) on: January 26, 2014, 04:53:31 AM
Oh yeah. As a tank you gotta know the class a bit and each battle going in. If you've been skipping the dungeons I would start doing them as the boss battles there prepare you for the ones later - you can do the low level dungeons and your level range will adjust appropriately. Once you know the mechanics of each boss battle the tank pretty much has it easy. Mechanics are basically: Maintain agro and stay out of the red/white/black/whatever. Later you add interrupts and correct placement to the mix. And then finally learn the various boss patterns, which everyone has to learn regardless.

The MTQcapture videos will be perfect for learning as the player is a tank so they show it from that class perspective.

The second class I'm working up is a marauder and I have to say some of those boss battles are so boring as the tank doesn't do much of anything but have to maintain agro and sometimes move out of the way.

As far as guilds go you can always leave them if you find its not a good fit. My wife does the guild picking so thankfully I don't have to do anything there. Usually she chooses pretty good and we're in a decent one now. Hardly interact with anyone. They're mainly a younger crew but they're super helpful and without them I would not have finished the main L50 weapon quest as quickly as I did without their help.
184  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/PS3] Final Fantasy XIV (Characters/Servers in first post) on: January 25, 2014, 08:46:40 PM
Yeah, the story bosses are a bit rough. You can probably do all with PUGs but expect a lot of wipes and frustration. Better to get in a guild if not in one. You really need to learn the battles before you join too. I'd recommend MTQcapture's You Tube videos for the boss battles. They are straight and to the point, explained clearly on what to do, and they give decent views of the battles on what to do: http://www.youtube.com/user/MTQcapture
185  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Might & Magic X being teased on: January 25, 2014, 05:48:46 AM
Yeah, this is much improved from the initial early access release. I played as much as a could during the first phase of that but stayed away after the patches came out. Still in the same areas I covered in early access but its so much better. It looks a lot better to me overall but the big thing is removing all the annoyances. I've done two dungeons now and haven't had a single item break! Before you were getting items breaking every few battles. The vendors now restock with new items. There the largest improvement is there are not enemies attacking you every 10 steps.

I'm really looking forward to moving out of the early access area. Have at least one more dungeon to do then I'm good to go.
186  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: January 25, 2014, 05:35:21 AM
Table Pack #22 is out which features Bally's Black Rose.

This was a bit of a surprise since everyone had been expecting Who Dunnit? based on the hint they gave in the newsletter. But a good surprise. Black Rose got released last week on the PC so I've been playing it for a bit. It's a pirate themed game with some fun video modes, a cannon that shoots from between the two flippers, and easy to trigger 2 and 3 ball multiballs. I haven't dug too deep in to it so not sure what its lasting appeal may be but for right now I'd say its a good table but not one I'm clamoring to always play.

So the delay with the Apple release of this table had to do with Apple changing their store policies on how they handle Season Passes. Basically your game can't have them anymore unless it includes all content planned for it. So its back to single table releases on iTunes Store from here on out. Those that have already purchased the Season 3 pack will still get the tables as they are released.

Next month looks to be Black Knight 2000 based on the hint they gave in the Newsletter. The hint seems a bit more obvious so we'll see.

187  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales in OP! on: January 23, 2014, 08:35:59 PM

Quote from: Caine on January 23, 2014, 06:24:33 PM

Weekend Spotlight


$12.49

Lowest Price: $12.49 at Steam
Historical Low: $12.49 at Steam on Wed Jan 01 2014
Number of times this game has been in a bundle: 1




Would wait for $5...maybe.
188  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/PS3] Final Fantasy XIV (Characters/Servers in first post) on: January 23, 2014, 08:22:49 PM
Have to say I'm really enjoying this game. It's rare I'll keep playing an MMO once I reach the level cap but this one I keep going. Getting the first tier of L50 gear is easily doable. You still go to dungeons quite a bit but the T1 gear doesn't drop from the dungeons. You basically play the dungeons so you can get T1 "coin" reward at the end of it. You then just spend that coin at the T1 Gear vendor. So its not like you're replaying dungeons over and over just hoping gear for your class drops, and that someone else doesn't get it. It makes playing the dungeons rather fun as you know what you already know you're getting something useful at the end of it.

And its not difficult to get the T1 "coin". If you choose to do random dungeons you get bonus coins when you complete them. So just completing a random main scenario dungeon and a random low level dungeon will get you enough coin to get one piece of armor. So you can see progression there almost immediately.

Getting your first tier L50 weapon is a major challenge though. It's a long quest where you have to fight a bunch of bosses and those boss fights can be difficult - but very rewarding when you finally take them down.

Along with that they've been releasing some nice little content updates such as quests where you can gain reputation with these two "beast" tribes (which nets the T1 coin too). The ultimate rewards being new mounts. Then they have a bunch of seasonal quests they throw in, which are fun little throw away time sinks with some minor rewards, but still fun. And as silly as it sounds they keep adding new weather effects to the game which are actually pretty damn awesome.

So for me this is the best MMO I've played in quite awhile.
189  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Black Sails on: January 22, 2014, 07:45:04 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on January 22, 2014, 10:57:38 AM

it's okay, but the Hygiene of the characters throw me off, especially the pearly white teeth..   It's a meh so far

That's funny. I'm noticing the perfect teeth in a lot of shows now where it just stands out.

Even in modern day shows they can bother me. Like in Bates Motel one of the sons has these super white and perfect teeth that stands out in contrast to who his character is supposed to be (poor and a bit of a drifter). So any time he flashes those things it just is a bit jarring to see.
190  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Riddick on: January 22, 2014, 07:39:09 PM
Yeah I generally liked it too. The first half with him in survival mode worked a bit better for me than the second half where he was in predator mode. But I still enjoyed it - his character has a lot to do with it. I'd watch another one.
191  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Intel i5 vs i7 on: January 22, 2014, 07:35:59 PM
I have an i5 2550k, which is basically the older version of the i5 4670 CPU and haven't had any problems with running games. I think GPU is more important these days. Just about all my games ran fine with the Radeon 7870 at 1680x1050. When I got a higher resolution monitor I purchased a second 7870 and moved to a Crossfire setup. But performance was crap in a lot of games that were not optimized for Crossfire and there were other oddities I was encountering that just ticked me off.

So I tossed that setup and got a overclocked NVidia 780. Games ran smooth as butter with a very few exceptions, like Assassins Creed 4 which has some slowdowns at points, but turning on Nvidia's Adaptive Vsync option smoothed everything out (was blown away it actually worked as described). Its possible the i7 may have smoothed frame rates out naturally but why not save some bucks and put that towards a decent video card which would give more performance oomph than any CPU.

I suspect Thief will run fine on my rig. I have it pre-purchased so will find out when its released.
192  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: January 17, 2014, 07:46:43 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on January 17, 2014, 03:55:38 PM


Whenever there's a Netflix article anywhere I always peek at the comments and sure enough someone complains there no good movies on there. But of they never expand on what constitutes a good movie Netflix needs.

To me Netlfix is a treasure trove of finding movies/shows I've never heard/seen before. Plenty of crappy ones but a surprising number of gems on there. The usual "good movies" I suspect people are wanting I've usually already seen via the movie theater or renting off Amazon/OnDemand/RedBox for a few bucks.

I take it back about people not saying they never expand on saying what their "good movie" choices are. I once saw someone complain Netflix didn't have "Game of Thrones."
193  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Wireless router with good range? on: January 11, 2014, 05:27:57 AM
Just throwing this out there but have you tried changing the channels Wi-Fi is broadcasting on? May be some interference from another Wi-Fi signal that is broadcasting on the same or channel close to the one you are using.
194  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: January 09, 2014, 08:18:03 PM

Quote from: Zaxxon on January 09, 2014, 05:50:38 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on January 09, 2014, 04:23:05 PM

I watched Europa Report and thought it was actually pretty good.  Itís basically what you would get if NASA made a found footage movie.  Itís a bit on the slow side but if youíre patient, quite enjoyable.
Just watched this late last week. I also enjoyed it.

Yeah I thought that was a really good flick too. I ended up renting it via OnDemand and felt it was well worth the money. The beginning in particular was really well done and had me pretty pumped about the space mission.
195  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alien: Isolation announced - kinda looks good? on: January 09, 2014, 04:05:39 AM

Quote from: Blackjack on January 09, 2014, 04:01:09 AM

Revealing what an old caveman I am, but I never found an Alien game as thrilling as Justin Fischer's Aliens TC [total conversion] for Doom nearly 20 years ago, including digitized voice clips from Cameron's film (you probably wouldn't get away with that today, even for a free mod):

Yup, that was an amazing mod at the time. One of the first total conversions. I can still remember the level where you need to lock down the med-bay.

I do seem to recall there was some cease and desist thing on it. At the time I was working in the AOL games area and seem to recall it had to be removed from our libraries.
196  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alien: Isolation announced - kinda looks good? on: January 07, 2014, 10:56:58 PM
I like the survivor horror genre of it so that has me hopeful. Just hoping the puzzles are not simplistic ones where the solution is always in the same room. And the path you follow isn't completely linear. Machine of Pigs did both those things and it wore out it really just killed the entire thing.
197  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: January 06, 2014, 07:37:58 PM
Watched a few things of note of recent:

Warrior: Two brothers prepping for a UFC style completion. Did not expect this one to be as good as it was. The build up to and through the event is pretty incredible.

Jack Reacher: The trailers for this film made it seem like a completely different flick than it was. I thought it was going to be this light hearted action flick but it was a bit dark and took itself more seriously than I was expecting. Actually the trailer scene where Jack gets out of his moving car, walks over to a bunch of people waiting for a bus, and then they hide him from the cops was so out of place in the film it made it seem like they filmed it just for the trailer.

Now the film is not an out of the park. There was no chemistry with the leading lady. And the reveal was pretty unbelievable. But it was a lot better than I was expecting. Wouldn't mind seeing another Jack Reacher film if they made one.

The West Wing: Never caught this when it was on regular TV. Did not care so much for the first three episodes but episode four and on were pretty fantastic. Over the Christmas/News Year break I was doing some major binging. And damn that ending to S1 I can't imagine how shocking that was and how bad it was to wait for the next season to start. I may have made it a whole 20 seconds before having to start up the S2 opener.

Season 2 isn't quite as good as the first season so far. And they seem to kinda just start a plot line then forget about it. Like Sam and the call girl. And the Moira Kelly character from S1, who was terrible BTW, was just dropped in to oblivion apparently. She's not on the show at all and there was no mention of why she is gone. Not that I mind for that particular character.

But still pretty good overall. 5 more seasons to go.
198  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Helix on: January 05, 2014, 09:20:42 PM
Looks ok. Too bad I downgraded my cable package so don't get sci-fi anymore - hopefully it'll be on Netflix at some point. Noticed they used the word "frak" so wondering if this plays in the Battlestar Galactica universe.
199  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Hobbit finds a director on: December 31, 2013, 07:43:18 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on December 31, 2013, 07:31:57 PM

Quote from: PR_GMR on December 28, 2013, 02:57:14 AM

I agree with these assestments. Smaug doesn't dissapoint. Best dragon on film ever.

I would argue that there is on movie dragon just as good or better- Vermithrax Pejorative:





So you're the one who liked Eragon!








Yes, I know that's from Dragonslayer.
200  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So....these snow globes and cards and stuff. [Steam] on: December 31, 2013, 07:37:34 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on December 30, 2013, 09:29:02 PM

Quote from: storz on December 29, 2013, 11:06:01 PM

The price for selling those snow globe cards have nosedived since beginning of the Winter sale (when it first started, I sold couple for $0.50 each, now you can't get any higher than $0.2 or so).  I sold every snow globe card I got so far.  With the snow globe cards are going to disappear at the end of the sale, I believe its value will drop like a rock, I probably will buy a set to craft a badge at the end of the sale, if the price for each one is no higher than 5 cents each.  

Alternatively the value could spike as people try to buy up the cards they need to complete their badges before they all expire.

The market is flooded with them I don't think they'll go up. They'll actually probably be cheaper on the last day as I suspect there are quite a few people holding out on purchases till then to see if the games they want go on deeper discount. More purchases mean more cards on the market.
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