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121  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Not more zombie books! on: November 23, 2013, 02:09:12 PM
It's out early and it's only .99 for the first week of release. The book features a number of sketches by Zach McCain, the guy that did a few of my book covers including Among the Living. I'm a big fan of his work and it was really great to hire him for the project.

122  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Not more zombie books! on: November 22, 2013, 07:34:26 PM

Quote from: Scraper on November 22, 2013, 05:03:41 PM

Is this book independent from the "Among" storyline?

It is! In fact it's set in the same world as another one of my books, Beyond the Barriers, but it's different characters and set in a different time/place so no knowledge of the other book is required.

This is a free serial so you can read the book online. It's even optimized for phones.
123  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Die Hardest on: November 21, 2013, 06:39:24 PM
Oh boy!
124  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Not more zombie books! on: November 21, 2013, 04:23:55 AM

Quote from: Caine on November 20, 2013, 06:05:23 PM

nice.  it kind of looks like he's the one screaming your name at the bottom. 

"Hey Timothy W. Long! I look AWESOME on this cover!"
125  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help! Seasoning a Iron Skillet on: November 21, 2013, 04:21:51 AM
Before or after you've smashed in a few zombie skulls?
126  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Not more zombie books! on: November 20, 2013, 03:59:38 PM
Dropping on Black Friday.

127  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is the worst game you've ever played? on: November 20, 2013, 04:21:19 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on November 19, 2013, 03:10:33 PM

Oh, I almost forgot about

I was so excited about it, even ran out to get it on release day, and then... wow.  I don't recall even learning the game enough to kill a single dinosaur.  I do seem to remember moving a crate, though.

I had completely forgotten about Hand Simulator 1998.
128  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [ios] Battle Command! Looks exactly like I remember Command and Conquer looking on: November 19, 2013, 04:43:22 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on November 19, 2013, 04:39:57 PM

Quote from: farley2k on November 19, 2013, 04:23:34 PM

It looks just like the first Command and Conquer games.  Not a bad thing really if the gameplay is good.

Man, the video got me lured in more and more, then they dropped the "download for free!" bomb at the end.  Now I need to read up on how aggressive a free-to-pay scheme they're using.

I also couldn't get a good sense of whether the gameplay was more RTS-like or tower defense-like.  I'm thinking more the latter?  Build your base and then defend it?

Ugh. Looks cool but download for free makes my eyes glaze over. I know, how jaded... I'm sick to death of all the Freemium stuff.
129  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: November 14, 2013, 05:08:13 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 12, 2013, 05:23:49 PM

new addition:  Grabbers.

When alien monsters go on a murderous rampage on an Irish island, the only survivor is drunk -- because alcohol makes blood toxic to the aliens. Now, as a sober cop tries to stop the carnage, the rest of the town must get wasted in order to survive.

130  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So I wrote an urban fantasy on: November 12, 2013, 12:45:50 AM
Ermahgerd! reviewed my book. I feel special so I'll just go eat some jello in the corner and mumble about stuff and things.
131  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the Apple iPad on: November 04, 2013, 03:57:38 PM
Looks like I got about 12 hours on my first full iPad Air charge. Sheesh.
132  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the Apple iPad on: November 02, 2013, 01:05:51 AM

Quote from: Lee on November 01, 2013, 09:43:49 PM

New Smart Cover feels very cheap. I had a leather cover on my 3, and the plastic one looks and feels very cheap. It does attach ok, but bubbles up in the middle just a bit. Not a big deal, just wish I could use my old leather cover.

I'm surprised they weren't offering a leather case this time around. I got a red cover and it also bubbles up a bit in the middle. I think this happened on my mini as well but not any more.

133  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the Apple iPad on: November 01, 2013, 09:35:46 PM
The iPad Air is something else. I went in to pick up my black 16 gig AT&T and stopped at the display to see how they felt. It's a bit of a shock when you pick one up because they are so light now. It really is an iPad mini with bigger screen. After handling the device I decided that I liked the white better. They were really cool about it and said they had plenty in stock so I was able to return my preorder and get a white one. When have you ever heard of an apple store saying they had plenty in stock on a launch day?

Anyway. I'm pretty blown away by the new size and weight. I think they have stuck the perfect balance between what a tablet should be while maintaining great battery life and a lot of power. The bezel is so small that when you hold the iPad and read you kind of forget you're on a tablet. Not sure if that makes sense ...

I think this might be a perfect 10" tablet for gaming. My iPad 4 was great but the weight made me want to avoid dual stick style games. They are great for the first fifteen minutes but then the iPad gets heavy.

I'm off download X-COM and KOTOR to give it a work out.
134  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the Apple iPad on: November 01, 2013, 04:20:29 PM
I slept through my alarm. Gah! Woke up around 7, grabbed my iPhone and ordered an iPad air for store pickup today. This beats the hell out of past launches!
135  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Today I weep... on: October 23, 2013, 02:49:58 PM

Quote from: Lee on October 23, 2013, 11:21:52 AM

That's funny you mention that. Every time I visit Amazon now I remind myself that soon I will be paying taxes myself since I am moving to WA. I hate it when people say this, but: First world problems...

On the plus side we have pot.
136  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the Apple iPad on: October 23, 2013, 12:32:55 AM
Wow. It was like Christmas for Apple fans. I'm downloading Mavericks to my Macbook now. I already got about 6 hours of battery life. If the claim of an additional hour is true I'm going to be ecstatic.

Ipad air on Nov 1? Just take my money now, Apple.
137  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Not more zombie books! on: October 21, 2013, 06:34:48 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 16, 2013, 01:59:29 AM

oh, and have you ever heard of Leanpub Crusis?  if so any opinions?  I stumbled across them on the National Novel Writing Month website.

I think I understand this idea. So authors setup their books and then base changes on reader input? With Kindle you can update books on the fly and they are usually available within about 12 hours. Maybe I missed the point of Leanpub?
138  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon Kindle: Kindle Paperwhite! Updated Fire! Kindle Fire HD! on: October 18, 2013, 10:16:10 PM
I got the new Paperwhite a few weeks ago and really love it. The screen illumination is something else. It's so soft now and I don't see any of the weird lighting of the old one. The device is noticeably faster. The other great feature is the book pop up that allows you to quickly scroll through a book but will return you to the last page you were reading. I read that the contrast was better and fonts were sharper but it's hard to tell. Anyway,  thumbsup from me.
139  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My First Order From Amazon Was Over 13 Years Ago on: October 18, 2013, 08:43:55 PM

Shipped on July 20, 1999
Items Ordered   Price
1 of: Twilight in Olympus [IMPORT], Symphony X
Sold by: LLC
140  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead tap dances onto AMC for Season 4 on: October 17, 2013, 04:13:44 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 17, 2013, 12:14:54 AM

looks like ratings for the premiere were OK.

That is amazing. I wish I could get someone to turn my series into an epic TV show!

141  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Not more zombie books! on: October 15, 2013, 09:58:58 PM

Quote from: Azhag on October 15, 2013, 08:36:02 PM

Zombie story/mods for this?

(I kickstarted this project/game, which ended like a week ago)

Cool kickstarter. I was in the Kaiju Rising kickstarter that recently funded and even had someone buy my tuckerized tier level so I get to write a Kaiju story staring them - and probably ending them. SPALT.

What kind of zombie stories are you guys looking for? Modern or historic? I always wanted to see zombies during the crusades. Knights on horseback vs. hordes of undead.
142  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Not more zombie books! on: October 15, 2013, 06:25:34 PM

Quote from: Scraper on October 15, 2013, 06:17:16 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on October 15, 2013, 06:15:25 PM

Bought. I may need to move it to the head of the reading list for timeliness.

If you read it today it will be right about when the story takes place in relation to Real World Events. Just don't mind the actual day of the week.

It's about an hour's read. That would be funny if it coincided with real world - and maybe a zombie apoc is just what the capitol needs.
143  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Not more zombie books! on: October 15, 2013, 05:19:31 PM

Quote from: Scraper on October 15, 2013, 05:14:31 PM

I read it already. The highlight by far:

Spoiler for Hiden:
The description of Boner's equipment and Michelle Bauchman prattling nonsense even after she is undead. Classic.

LOL, thanks. I hope it was a buck well spent.
144  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Not more zombie books! on: October 15, 2013, 05:04:10 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 15, 2013, 01:37:24 PM

Genius idea.  This one should get a lot of attention and you more readers.  Nice work.

Thanks, I was actually thinking about starting a thread about the book and how it came about but I hate to be too spammy. This little story has already shot into the #2 and #3 spots on Amazon's political best seller lists which made my eyes do this:  eek
145  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So what's your ride? on: October 14, 2013, 07:29:25 PM
06 Mustang, I've had it for a few years but I don't drive much. The car has 38K miles on it. Our other car is an 09 Nissan Rogue. My wife drives it because my car is too low or something and that works for me.
146  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: It was the best of was the worst of times.. on: October 14, 2013, 07:24:21 PM
This looks ridiculously fun!
147  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Not more zombie books! on: October 14, 2013, 05:34:41 PM
Are you all sick of Congress sitting on their asses? I know I am and that's why I wrote this little bit of mayhem set in the capitol. Why? Because zombies don't need health care.

148  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead tap dances onto AMC for Season 4 on: October 14, 2013, 12:39:17 PM
I didn't care for last season's lazy plot and "villain" who pulled of menacing about as well as Doctor Evil. That said I was quite impressed with last nights episode. There were still the a number of WB drama level emotional scenes. And Rick showed his usual level of emo scenes including the every present shaky gun while practically sobbing scene. BUT I was really drawn into the

Spoiler for Hiden:
Woman in the woods sub plot. Very well done and that actress was fantastic.

Nice that they upped the gore quotient and associated sound effects.
149  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] American Horror Story: Coven is next on: October 12, 2013, 03:22:47 AM
What a great first episode. I can't wait for the rest of this season.
150  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hot zombie action! (maybe NSFW) on: October 10, 2013, 08:07:04 PM
I'm doing a Reddit AMA right now if anyone wants to swing by and make me look cool.
151  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hot zombie action! (maybe NSFW) on: October 10, 2013, 02:37:39 PM
I sent out a few gift cards and have a few more on order. If you haven't heard back from me yet I'll pass the codes along tomorrow.
152  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead tap dances onto AMC for Season 4 on: October 10, 2013, 12:45:13 PM
3 more days until the best zombie show on TV returns. yay.
153  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hot zombie action! (maybe NSFW) on: October 09, 2013, 07:31:33 PM
Since I've annoyed everyone with yet another book cover, who wants a gift certificate for a free kindle version of The Zombie Wilson Diaries? Just shoot me a message, I have a few freebies available.
154  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hot zombie action! (maybe NSFW) on: October 09, 2013, 07:27:42 PM
Rachael doing stand-up.
155  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hot zombie action! (maybe NSFW) on: October 09, 2013, 05:10:21 PM

Quote from: Purge on October 09, 2013, 03:43:01 PM

Quote from: The Grue on October 09, 2013, 03:37:01 PM

She certainly seems to have a lot of non-living product in her.

She's the platinum GOTY edition : comes with all the addons and DLC. 

I wonder what her personality is like? Seems pretty cool. Gratz on finding a cover girl!

I don't think there are any extras. 'nuff said.  slywink

Rachael is really cool and funny as hell.
156  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hot zombie action! (maybe NSFW) on: October 09, 2013, 12:26:33 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 09, 2013, 04:01:43 AM

I looked over her body of work and have to say that 'Vampire Lesbian Kickboxers' has me intrigued.

This is the movie I want to see!
157  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hot zombie action! (maybe NSFW) on: October 09, 2013, 03:27:53 AM
Oh and the best part!

My wife: "What the ..."
Me: "It's work, dear."

158  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Hot zombie action! (maybe NSFW) on: October 09, 2013, 03:26:13 AM
A few months ago I decided it was time to change one of my book covers. The Zombie Wilson Diaries is a silly book about a guy stuck on a deserted island with a female zombie as "wilson". It's had the same cover for a while and I thought a cover refresh would be cool to perk up sales. A fan of my books is an actress and former playboy model so I approached her about doing a photo shoot. She didn't take out a restraining order so that was a win. The full shoot netted me 160 photos of her dressed in a ridiculous coconut bra and grass skirt to use in future promotions. Anyway, here's a pic of Rachael looking normal:

Here's Rachael after the shoot and zombieifed:

Here's the final cover:

And here are a few bonus shots of Rachael Robbins that I stole from her Facebook page.

159  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hold that pose! (Looking at getting a new camera) on: October 08, 2013, 08:02:58 PM
I don't know which camera brands to recommend. I went in looking at Nikon and walked out with Cannon but that was only after a sales person told me the similarly priced Nikon's video quality wasn't as good as the Cannon's. I don't know it that's true. What I know is that our picture quality has increased significantly since we got the T3i last year. I can put it on dumb mode and snap pictures like a pro. Seriously, the images are amazing when you get in this price range.
160  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So I wrote an urban fantasy on: October 05, 2013, 05:19:50 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on October 04, 2013, 01:20:57 PM

Finished it, enjoyed it, want more!

Thanks for checking out the book! If you can spare a minute to drop a review on Amazon that would be great. If not, it's all good.

I do have plans for a sequel. Hopefully the book will continue to sell and build an audience.  nod
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