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1  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So when do you quit? on: July 28, 2014, 08:56:28 PM
If your asking yourself these questions, and have been doing so for awhile, it is time for a change. Be cautious, however, as the grass usually isn't much greener.......
2  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: July 27, 2014, 08:59:13 PM
I haven't paid any attention to the news regarding the single player campaign, and the end product seems a little underwhelming. I expected some type of storyline or maps, more artwork, more animations, etc. instead it's seems to be a line of matches just stringed together.

still fun, but I expected more from blizzard, especially for $20.
3  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Pocket Gamer's 100 most anticipated iOS/Android games on: July 22, 2014, 10:59:59 AM
Lots of sweet, sweet Warhammer love coming to my iPad.
4  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Comcast on: July 22, 2014, 10:51:45 AM

Quote from: Gratch on July 18, 2014, 10:50:27 PM

I've had Comcast cable and internet service for going on 17 years now, and can count the number of issues on one hand.  Even when one does arise, they've been pretty quick to get it fixed, and their people have all be quite nice (even if they don't seem like the sharpest knives in the drawer). 

Guess I should just consider myself lucky.

I've also had exceptional service from Comcast. My first outage in the last year happened three days ago, and when I called an automated message replied that the issue for my address was known, and a team was out fixing the problem, with a three hour window until service was restored.

Can't ask for much more than that. And my price plan is reasonable after one phone call was placed.
5  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So...what would ya say...ya do here? on: July 21, 2014, 07:40:13 AM
I'm an Operations Manager for a large Distribution Center. I've got about 150 employees working for me, so every day brings new....er.....rewards.....
6  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Acid motherf****ing reflux! on: July 21, 2014, 07:31:40 AM
I had it briefly, and it was horrifically painful. My throat was so burned badly in one overnight attack that swallowing anything felt like molten lava moving down my throat for about three days afterward. the pain was borderline unbearable. You know how the average person doesn't realize how often he or she blinks? Well, the same can be said swallowing and random clearing of the throat. But after those three days I learned that both of those bodily functions happen with more regularity than I ever suspected.


Gah!! I don't even like bringing up those memories!
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Divinity : Original Sin on: July 21, 2014, 07:23:28 AM
I'm pleased to see that Divinity OS has been pulling in some good sales numbers. this is easily one of the best RPGs I've played in the last couple years. I'd love to see this team build upon this franchise.
8  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Civilization Revolution 2 Reased for Ipad...and apparently nobody knew... on: July 02, 2014, 10:39:11 AM
Did anyone here realize that a new Civilization Revolution game had been released? Or that it was even in development? I'm a fairly hardcore strategy game fan, and I heard absolutely nothing about this game until it showed up on Appshopper. None of my friends knew it was in development either. Not sure if that is a good or bad thing....

Quick! Someone go be the forum Lab rat!
9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (06/30) on: June 30, 2014, 09:54:27 AM
nothing for me. I need to take a second mortgage out on my house after all the games I bought from Steam this past week...
10  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Alienware X51 HDTV PC for sale <price drop to $445>. **SOLD** on: June 19, 2014, 07:14:52 PM
Sold
11  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: (PS4) Wolfenstein: New Order for (PS4) Watch Dogs ***SOLD**** on: June 14, 2014, 05:38:00 PM
sold
12  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / (PS4) Wolfenstein: New Order for (PS4) Watch Dogs ***SOLD**** on: June 14, 2014, 06:43:21 AM
PS4 version. Excellent game, especially in later chapters.

Like new. Original packaging.


Will trade for a like new copy of Watch Dogs for the PS4
13  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Ipad 3 w/Retina Display 16GB Wi-Fi $195 ***SOLD*** on: June 14, 2014, 06:26:36 AM
SOLD and delivered
14  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon's new product: Holographic 3D Phone? on: June 08, 2014, 10:49:27 PM
3D on my Nintendo DS was cool for about 3 days. I haven't used it since. I imagine it would be the same on a phone.
15  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: It's official god hates me this week on: May 17, 2014, 07:31:13 PM

Quote from: Gratch on May 15, 2014, 03:28:07 PM

You must live here.




Gratch wins the Internet! That is the funniest post I've seen in a long time. My wallet got stolen this weekend, and I thought I was having it bad. I come here and......


hope things work out. keep us informed.
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, 360,PS3] Bound by Flame on: May 16, 2014, 11:19:34 PM
Any more impressions? I'm still on the fence about purchasing this.
17  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Ipad 3 w/Retina Display 16GB Wi-Fi $195 ***SOLD*** on: May 10, 2014, 09:53:56 PM
My fiancee moved over to an ipad mini, so I'm looking to sell our 3rd generation ipad w/ Retina Display. 16GB, wi-fi only. White. Perfect condition, as it has been in a protective case the entire time. This item is RARE! I've been told there is only ONE of these is existence!*

What was that? What are we doing with the case?! Why it is yours for free, of course! And its a sophisticated purple color for all you wanna-be members of royalty!!!

Pictures available upon request. $195, insured to your doorstep by the wonderful people at UPS!





*One in existence refers to others ipads sharing this exact same serial number. It is, however, possible that 36 million other ipads exist....
18  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Alienware X51 HDTV PC for sale <price drop to $445>. **sold** on: May 06, 2014, 10:50:54 AM
<edit> Dropped to $445 due to high fees @ Amazon. Some people asked for more detailed specs. I've listed them below.

I'm looking to sell my Alienware X51 PC, and wanted to see if there is any interest on the forum before I sell it elsewhere at a higher price. it got minimal use as I spent much of the year working extended hours on the job, so gaming time dried up. Mint condition. Original packaging. Actual size is similar to an Xbox One.

Looks like this:
https://www.google.com/search?q=alienware+x51+pics&client=safari&hl=en&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=ML5oU8XaNISSyASOooC4Dg&ved=0CCcQsAQ&biw=1024&bih=672

It is an excellent machine for playing Crysis, Thief, Tomb Raider, etc at high settings @ 1080P. Especially good as an HDTV PC. Paid $1299 when I grabbed it last year.

i7- 3.4GHZ (3770)
8GB RAM
nvidia GTX 660 1.5GB
1TB HD 7200RPM
Win 7 Home Premium

499 dollars shipped w insurance.
19  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: New gaming computer? Where to buy? on: May 05, 2014, 02:25:17 AM
I've always wanted a Falcon Northwest computer, but I could never justify the cost. The closest I ever got was Hypersonic PC, which was a custom builder without the pedigree of FNW.

When I learned how truly easy it is to build your own computer, I just started doing that. I can build a computer about 20 faster than a Falcon Northwest for the same price. But I still always stop by Falcon Northwest's website to see what they are up to. I love the Tiki, for example.

For my builds I grab a high quality Lian Li chassis, Gigabyte mobos, Seasonic power supplies, Samsung SSDs, Intel processors, Micron memory, and Nvidia graphics cards. rock solid stability every time.

Best of luck in your search!
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Child of Light, a 2D sidescroller/RPG on: May 03, 2014, 05:57:43 PM
Are the PC, XB1, and PS4 versions any different in terms of graphics? I was curious if there is a preferred platform among these 3. I assume the PC can play at resolutions above 1080P, but are the XB1 and PS4 running at that resolution?
21  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: LA Clippers Owner Guy on: May 01, 2014, 10:36:39 AM
and in reponse  Larry Johnson calls for an all African-American league, but somehow he isn't a racist. What would happen if Brett Favre called for an all white football league? Jesse Jackson would be on Brett's front lawn, frothing at the mouth, feeding off of the event like the parasite that he is.
22  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Great Cable Purge of 2014 on: April 30, 2014, 10:59:48 AM
I'm in the same boat....somewhat.....


I tried to cut Comcast cable altogether, but they offered to increase my Internet speed to the next tier, and the reduced my bill by $55 per month. I lost the premium channels, but we still get FX, Food Network, Lifetime, AE, etc.

We'll see what happens in one year....

my biggest concern is that Comcast will stop the bleeding by significantly raising Internet prices, especially for heavy users. one HD movie on Netflix can run over 5GB. In a week we hit about 60GB just from Streaming movies and TV shows. I think that day is fast approaching. Too many people are dumping cable and phone service.
23  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Back into the iOs realm - your top 3 games? on: April 29, 2014, 12:29:58 AM
There are SO many good games on IOS now, that it is very difficult to drive it down to three. What's even better is that most games have such a small footprint that you can easily fit your entire collection the ipad. I have the 128GB model, 41 games installed, and I still have 71GB open.

How about if I go by category?  slywink


Strategy:
Neuroshima Hex (especially once you add the in-game purchases)
Skulls of the Shogun
Battle of the Bulge

Strategy (Card Based):
Hearthstone
Summoner Wars
Ascension

RPG:
Baldur's Gate Series
Shadow Sun
Knights of the Old Republic

Action:
Infinity Blade series
Dead Space
Deus Ex: The Fall

Adventure:
Oceanhorn
Waking Mars
Horn

Other great Odds and Ends:
Amber Route
King of Dragon Pass
Rebuild
Hitman Go
Waterdeep
Agricola
Faster than Light
Gemini Rue
Art of War
New World Colony
Republique
Empire
Warhammer Quest


24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sleeping Dogs martial arts easier on PC than X360? on: April 28, 2014, 08:55:41 AM
That nightclub mission is honestly one of the harder missions in the game. The PC version is in no way easier, but you can go into it better prepared than the demo allowed. Grab the right clothes, eat some food for perks, and there is a checkpoint in the PC version. Don't know about the 360 counterpart
25  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bye Bye Net Neutrality on: April 27, 2014, 07:04:20 AM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on April 27, 2014, 02:46:54 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on April 26, 2014, 09:22:07 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on April 26, 2014, 07:50:24 PM

I'm still trying to figure out the discrepancy between Comcast's Speed test, which rates my connection as 36Mbps, but I can't stream a Netflix HD movie without it randomly degrading to 480P, and my connection to Steam downloads caps out at about 4Mbps. I've got top tier equipment, so it can't be the hardware.

In general, this is exactly what net neutrality was intended to fix.  Without that your ISP can give preferential treatment to traffic from any companies that they want, and require payment from others (like Netflix) that use a disproportionately large amount of bandwidth or else throttle it.  You have no idea who or what could be throttling things behind the scenes but it's likely entirely out of your control.  


 I live in a suburban area on the East Coast with comparatively modern infrastructure, and my current options are:

1) Comcast cable
2) AT&T DSL

That's it.

-Autistic Angel


I have those exact choices also. Godawful DSL or Comcast. And although Comcast's service has been reliable (cant recall the last outage) the quality fluctuates greatly. With so many people dropping regular cable TV in favor of things like Netflix and HBO Go, I foresee Comcast turning the screws on the streaming content providers AND the customer. In my area Comcast has already instituted a 250GB cap. (although it is temporarily suspended). After surpassing that cap they were planning to charge $1 for every extra 1GB in my area. Between downloading PS4 and Vita games, coupled with Netflix for my family, I run about 300GB per month. That would place my bill at $110 instead of the current $60.

Basically, that would place me right back to where I was before I dropped cable TV for only Internet service.
26  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bye Bye Net Neutrality on: April 27, 2014, 12:02:43 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on April 26, 2014, 09:22:07 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on April 26, 2014, 07:50:24 PM

I'm still trying to figure out the discrepancy between Comcast's Speed test, which rates my connection as 36Mbps, but I can't stream a Netflix HD movie without it randomly degrading to 480P, and my connection to Steam downloads caps out at about 4Mbps. I've got top tier equipment, so it can't be the hardware.

In general, this is exactly what net neutrality was intended to fix.  Without that your ISP can give preferential treatment to traffic from any companies that they want, and require payment from others (like Netflix) that use a disproportionately large amount of bandwidth or else throttle it.  You have no idea who or what could be throttling things behind the scenes but it's likely entirely out of your control.  

Also, make sure you're using an independent speed test and not something that is Comcast-only, as that will likely give you inflated numbers compared to reality.

I also use speedtest.net, and it reports basically the same thing. I have noticed, as you've mentioned, speeds can vary dramatically, as one time last week I was having trouble streaming Netflix and speedtest logged my connection as .2Mbps. I also think that Comcast begins throttling my bandwidth after a certain download cap. As the month goes on my speeds seem to become increasingly varied.

The bothersome part is that i purposefully picked the more expensive plan to avoid these issues. Regarding Net Neutrality, I agree that Pandora's Box may soon be opening as gamers and movie aficionados absorb more bandwidth due to the quickly growing data transfer sizes. Comcast and other providers will definitely begin a tiered system, and I have a feeling it will be rather restrictive or expensive.
27  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bye Bye Net Neutrality on: April 26, 2014, 07:50:24 PM
I'm still trying to figure out the discrepancy between Comcast's Speed test, which rates my connection as 36Mbps, but I can't stream a Netflix HD movie without it randomly degrading to 480P, and my connection to Steam downloads caps out at about 4Mbps. I've got top tier equipment, so it can't be the hardware.

28  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Lords of the Fallen on: April 26, 2014, 06:09:08 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on April 26, 2014, 02:58:55 AM

The visual style of those shots reminds me a lot of Darksiders.

That is exactly what I thought, albeit with a harder edge to it. If they manage to capture the Dark Souls mystique, and wrap it around a solid storyline, I'm in on day 1.
29  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: First CK, now MO? on: April 26, 2014, 06:06:32 AM

Quote from: ATB on April 25, 2014, 08:17:25 PM

Quote from: Gratch on April 25, 2014, 08:15:17 PM


I've had a sharp decline in posting, mainly because gaming has taken a significant back seat to real life.  10-month-old twins tend to do that.  smile  I also find I have interest in far fewer games than I used to.

Agreed. I've purchased exactly 1 game this year and that was to play with the kids. (Kinect sports rivals).

I may get watch dogs, but it's pretty much a wasteland right now. New console blues. slywink.


That doesn't, however, explain why there is no new blood.

One game? Damn, between Steam, PS3, 360, Vita, XB1, IOS and the Wii I have gaming overload. If you've only purchased one game, I can't help but think that you are suffering from burnout. There are simply too many platforms and developers to not find something of interest.
30  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Vita games coming to US on: April 19, 2014, 06:48:22 PM
Despite being a "dead" system, I'm very happy to see publishers still supporting the platform. My 64GB card is already over half full, and will be getting quite a workout this year. I'm especially interested in Tales of Hearts and Oreshika.
31  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: SCOTUS Screws Us Again on: April 18, 2014, 11:03:56 AM
I would hazard to say that the Democratic Party is far from being the party of the poor. 7 of the top 10 wealthiest members of Congress are Democrats. Hollywood is a well known bastion of Democratic funding, and both candidates in 2012 spent over 1 billion dollars. In terms of big business, both Microsoft and Google were significant donators to the Obama campaign.

I'd be happier if each candidate got $100 and a used Winnebago.
32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: April 17, 2014, 07:54:53 PM
I just grabbed this on the iPad and played the first four tutorial(?) missions, up to King Mukla. I've done no real research on the game, but I definitely enjoyed what I've played so far.

Is there a true single player component, or is it simply a few tutorial games until it releases you in a multiplayer-only arena? I read that there is an actual campaign/storyline being released soon, but I'm curious as to how the robust the single player portion is now.
33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (04/14) on: April 15, 2014, 08:13:56 PM
Conception II for the Vita. I also just picked up Deception IV: Blood Ties for the Vita.
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: April 10, 2014, 08:21:49 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on March 11, 2014, 10:13:49 PM

Beta is over, launch was today!

bah! I got all excited thinking that included the ios version.  crybaby
35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: April 08, 2014, 06:29:39 PM
I'm very pleased to see all of the positive commentary about the additions and changes. Once this releases for the PS4, I'm definitely jumping in. If it's true that the PS4 version will bundle the new expansion and the original game, it sounds like the purchase would be a no-brainier.
36  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Need a new router. Help Please on: April 08, 2014, 11:34:58 AM
Screw the haters! Apple airport express and AirPort Extreme.The best, easiest to setup, and most stable routers I've ever used. Much more loyal than my last girlfriend. The reviews on Amazon don't lie.
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Kickstarter] Outcast HD Reboot on: April 08, 2014, 10:58:03 AM
F--- Yeah!  I loved Outcast! gettin' my groove on, ridin' my Twon-ha, bitch-slappin' alien soldiers because of my GaamSaav, showin' those p-ssy Talans why nobody, aliens or otherwise, screws with America!

IN!


(Edit) Just looked at the Kickstarter. I'm not happy that the tiers go Windows->Mac/Linux->Direct X 11 optimization and dynamic weather.

Don't gimp the Windows optimization to shoe-horn other platforms into the design. Screw those arrogant, caviar eating Apple zealots. And the holier-than-thou Linux fanboys aren't any better. Where were they during the FIRST game, when I was up to my waist in dead aliens, fighting enemy hordes on the fringe of Ranzaar, out of ammunition, and using a sharpened credit card (Visa, and over the limit) to slice open alien necks?

I'm was makin' the universe safe for America and capitalism, and where was Mac/Linux THEN? Protesting the war, most likely. F--k them! Start your own damned Kickstarter you tofu-eatin', Tesla-drivin', tree-huggin' hippies.....
38  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1/Windows 8] Project Spark on: April 05, 2014, 07:49:14 PM
I just loaded up Project Spark on Windows 8, and I'm highly impressed with it so far. I can see that they also did an excellent job creating an interface that works well with both Windows and the XB1. Creating your own worlds with a modest working AI is infinitely easier than any other user creation kit I have ever seen. Everything is basically drop and drag, using a paintbrush feature for terrain, or chaining AI commands together with a simple Lego-esque snap on feature.

I built a reasonable game world, complete with NPCs, dialogue and combat in under 2 hours. This is only a beta, so there is still work to be done, but it is amazing so far. If they allow users to upload character models and set pieces, Project Spak could possibly revolutionize the ease and stability of user generated content.

In the brief time I spent with it, I didn't see a way to modify combat damage, or weapon creation etc. Likewise, the amount of content is still very limited, and I've yet to see how involved commands for the AI can truly become. But creation is fun, addictive and satisfying. There is a lot of potential here.

I've tried my hand at creating mods for Neverwinter Nights, Morrowind, and Shadowrun Returns, and the barriers to entry we're very high. You quickly reached a point where coding experience became helpful or almost necessary. Project Spark is aimed at the casual audience that would love to tell a story or make a simple game, but don't have the time or desire to invest into learning complex mechanics.
39  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: iOS games for a long flight? on: April 01, 2014, 08:13:51 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on April 01, 2014, 06:48:43 PM

I've got a flight across the pond coming up tomorrow.  I have KOTOR and FFIV loaded.  What else should I have on my iPad Air for this trip?

Thanks!

You have KOTOR and FFIV loaded and you want MORE gaming for the long flight? Are you an astronaut?

Republique
Skulls of the Samurai
Clash of Heroes
Art of War
Gemini Rue
Waking Mars
King of Dragon Pass
Rebuild


If you are going to Pluto add in:
Baldur's Gate II
40  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (03/24) on: March 24, 2014, 06:43:14 PM
Witch and the Hundred Knight also ships this week for the PS3. It is an action RPG from the makers of Disgaea. I'll be grabbing that.
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