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41  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: [Target] 3DS XL $149.99 on: December 20, 2013, 05:00:44 AM
I stopped by Target today and got the Mario Dream Team bundle for $149 for one of my kids. Whatta bargain.
42  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Nice Beaver!]Naked Gun to get a reboot on: December 13, 2013, 07:57:25 PM
Ed Helms? Hmmm. Throw in Will Arnett for giggles. Oh and they can get OJ out of jail for a weekend and throw him off another building.
43  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bad Boys 3 in the works on: December 11, 2013, 04:30:56 AM
<golf clap>
44  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead tap dances onto AMC for Season 4 on: December 06, 2013, 08:50:56 PM
I think that was the finest episode of TWD yet. Finally we are getting to what I want! I want real threats, real consequences to the character's actions, I want more than endless supply runs. I realize that it's a long running series and there has to be a lot of filler and fan service but wow. That episode really put the fucking apocalypse into zombie-apocalypse. Well done. Bravo. Must watch again.
45  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 12/6/13 on: December 06, 2013, 08:45:05 PM
Apparently there's a new game called Starbound out and I have a feeling it's about to devour my life.
46  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Starbound on: December 06, 2013, 08:43:09 PM
Wow! This looks ridiculous in the way that makes me want to rush out and buy it. Like now.

BRB.
47  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Thanksgiving Weekend Playlist - What are you playing? on: December 02, 2013, 03:53:02 PM
For some reason I thought I could jump into Skyrim this weekend, after not touching the game for 6 months, and just play for an hour or two. 12 hours later...
48  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Black Friday Swag List (Also Known as Merry Christmas Me) on: November 30, 2013, 09:50:10 PM
Star Trek Into Darkness blu-ray for $7.99. Hard to pass up when it's only a couple bucks more than the PPV rental and I have prime.
Just added Fight Club bu-ray for $3.99.
49  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Feed the zombies .99 book feast on: November 27, 2013, 04:21:02 AM
Hey all. I've organized a huge indie book event on Facebook called Feed the zombies - $.99 book feast. The event is all day tomorrow, November 27th, and you'll be able to pick up something like 20 books for a buck each - with one exception - a box set of 5 books for $1.99. I've gathered a who's who of the genre and brought in some new blood. Rhiannon Frater, Craig DiLouie, David Moody, Mark Tufo, and John O'Brien to name a few. So gorge on cheap undead reads before you gorge on dead bird.

Event: http://on.fb.me/19Av22I

Links to all the books on my website

50  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How has your life changed since the last "next gen"? on: November 25, 2013, 01:25:20 PM
It took me about a year and a half to get on the next gen train last time around. I had a lot of time to play games and my wife tolerated them well enough. I had several consoles do the red ring of death thing a year later which was lame!

Now my kids are grown but I'm still married to the same great gal, 23 years next month, and I have almost zero time to play. I've put a paltry 2 hours into the new Call of Duty game since it was released. In the last 5 years I've written 7 novels and the more I write, the more time I have to dedicate to the craft and fulfilling publishing contracts. But that's not the only reason I don't play games as much as I used to. I just can't seem to get into games anymore. Skyrim was the exception - I think I lived in that game for a few months. In fact I'm scared to start it up again because weeks of my life will just disappear.
51  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.

52  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. http://z-risen.com
53  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Die Hardest on: November 21, 2013, 06:39:24 PM
Oh boy!
54  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!"
55  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?
56  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Not more zombie books! on: November 20, 2013, 03:59:38 PM
Dropping on Black Friday.

57  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.
58  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

http://youtu.be/4gPcbWFgI_Y

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.
59  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.

Quote
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.

IN!
60  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So I wrote an urban fantasy on: November 12, 2013, 12:45:50 AM
Ermahgerd! Sciencefiction.com reviewed my book. I feel special so I'll just go eat some jello in the corner and mumble about stuff and things.
61  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.
62  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.

63  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.
64  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!
65  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.
66  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.
67  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?
68  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.
69  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My First Order From Amazon Was Over 13 Years Ago on: October 18, 2013, 08:43:55 PM
Woah!

Shipped on July 20, 1999
 
Items Ordered   Price
1 of: Twilight in Olympus [IMPORT], Symphony X
Sold by: Amazon.com LLC
$20.49
70  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!

71  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?

http://sojournertales.com/

(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.
72  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.
73  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.
74  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
75  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.
76  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: It was the best of times...it was the worst of times.. on: October 14, 2013, 07:24:21 PM
This looks ridiculously fun!
77  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.

78  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.
79  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.
80  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.
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