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1  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Star Trek TV series coming 2017 on: November 06, 2015, 02:59:08 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on November 06, 2015, 02:40:51 AM

The paywall model is going to flop. This series will either die or move to broadcast after one season. People who grew up with ST -- presumably a good portion of the loyal fanbase -- are my age, and we aren't all down with this newfangled "streaming" thing.

Even if I have a streaming TV by 2017 I'm too cheap to subscribe to something for one show. I'll wait for the dvd release or syndication run, thanks.

Or just pirate it when it comes out.

I completely agree with everything you said though. I'm damn 'old-style' in my age it seems. I have no Twitter, I have no Facebook, I have no Hulu, I have no Netflix, I have no nothing. My TV doesn't even get turned on unless it's to play my gaming consoles.
2  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1]Fallout 4 on: November 06, 2015, 02:41:31 PM
So, when can sites put up their reviews of Fallout 4?

Nobody can answer that, BECAUSE IT WAS EMBARGOED.

Yes, that's right - no site could tell ANYONE ELSE when they could post a review (which has an embargoed time/date, mind you), because that information WAS EMBARGOED TOO.

What the God damn mother of fuck level of insanity retardedness is this bullshit?

Basically: "Starting Friday the 6th, at 1pm EST, reviewers can tell you that the Fallout 4 review embargo is Monday, November 9th, at 8am EST." WTF?
3  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Microsoft Surface 4 and Surface Book on: October 16, 2015, 05:14:24 AM
I bitched about this with my Surface Pro 3 (I own one and I love it), and I'm gonna bitch about this with the Surface 4:

OMGWTFBBQ does Microsoft rip the everfuckinglove you off with their 'upgrades' for their Surface lineup.

It costs $300 dollars, THREE HUNDRED FUCKING DOLLARS, to go from 4GB to 8GB of RAM and to go from a 128GB SSD to a 256GB SSD.

Did you know that 256GB SSD drives BY THEMSELVES cost on average 50 cents per GB, or about $128? And RAM costs next to nothing (seriously, 4GB is like $20-30 or so, if even). So for the AT MOST $100 upgrade (~$64 for the SSD upgrade, ~$40 for the RAM) Microsoft charges you $300 for.

And I thought Apple was bad.

Absolutely do not buy the i7 version. There is absolutely no use for it whatsoever unless you're going to be using say AutoCAD on it or rendering videos constantly. It is a complete and total waste of money, ESPECIALLY for the stupid-insane prices that Microsoft STILL charges.
4  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Thinking about ditching my unlimited data plan on: August 22, 2015, 04:50:20 AM
...15GB with some months over 20GB. I'm floored that you haven't gotten multiple calls from them chewing you out.

You do realize that those 'unlimited' data plans have * marks all over them saying they can and will turn you off for using that excessive amount of data? You are like in the 0.01% usage group there with that practically insane amount of data.
5  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Thinking about ditching my unlimited data plan on: August 15, 2015, 05:39:27 AM
For those who constantly stream music, ever thought of downloading music onto your device beforehand? I use Slacker Radio, and for my...I think $4 a month, I can download a ton of 'stations' to my phone to listen to wherever and whenever I like.

Refresh the music before you leave for work over wifi, never worry about it for the rest of the day (or days depending on how much music you listen to).

Failing that, I think T-Mobile's normal data plans include 'free' streaming (so it does not count towards your data cap) over a bunch of the known music sites. Not sure which ones though.
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Winders 10 and gamin' on: August 13, 2015, 05:57:42 AM

Quote from: Lee on August 11, 2015, 10:22:19 PM

Anyone else's PC turning on at 3:30 AM? It didn't do that under 8. Doesn't fire up the monitor or anything, just the case lights/drives come on for about 5 minutes. Assuming it's doing some sort of maintenance thing it must have added with 10.

I believe that's the default 'checking for and applying updates' time. I think there's a way to see when exactly it is going to do such a thing.

This would also explain why I wake up some mornings and my laptop isn't 100% charged anymore, when it was when it went into Hibernation.
7  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So....what fresh hell is this? on: August 02, 2015, 02:50:48 PM
I swear, you've had just about everything possible happen to that house of yours in Phoenix. So much bad luck over the years.

Sorry to hear about the latest issue. People can be just such dicks.
8  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Winders 10 and gamin' on: August 02, 2015, 02:34:58 PM
I upgraded to Win10 on my Surface Pro 3 (waiting to do it on my gaming rig for a bit) and it solved the massive, massive problem I've had since I bought it brand new (wifi driver crashing when coming out of Hibernation requiring user to disable and enable said driver to get it to work again). Now the laptop does what it should do in that instance!

Anyhow - it's working great. Nothing really different from Win8.1, short of no borders on windows anymore. Everything seems to run well and I have no complaints.
9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo CEO Iwata dead at 55 on: July 14, 2015, 03:09:27 AM

Quote from: Ridah on July 14, 2015, 02:19:05 AM

I hadn't realized how much of a creative force he was at Nintendo until reading so many tributes from fans. We lost an important figure in the community.

Yeah. He was big for Nintendo. Really big.

Not sure what's going to happen now with his death.
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Kickstarter]Bard's Tale IV - InXile at it again on: June 06, 2015, 09:10:47 PM
That...there is no way in hell it'll ever look that good.

But if the final game is anything close to that...I'll be a happy RPGer.
11  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Kung Fury on: May 30, 2015, 08:14:05 PM
This was totally the best tubular 80s thing to ever hit the radical year of 2015. Cowabunga!

...what the hell did I just say?
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] Splatoon on: May 30, 2015, 07:56:35 PM
Don't forget about the DLC locked into hard to find $12.99 (or whatever to costs to get them) Amiibos.

Limited availability DLC. Now there's a term I thought I'd never ever use.
13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 4 (rumored} on: May 14, 2015, 01:16:42 AM

Quote from: Soulchilde on May 11, 2015, 05:56:56 PM

So is this a unofficial confirmation?

Pretty much.

Still wish this was The Next Elder Scrolls Game instead of Fallout though.
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, XB1, PC] Assassin's Creed Syndicate on: May 14, 2015, 01:13:48 AM

Quote from: YellowKing on May 12, 2015, 08:50:43 PM

I don't really care about it having innovative features, I was referring more to bug fixes and non-disastrous launches. I would hope Unity taught them a lesson about squashing bugs sooner rather than later.


Yeah right. Ubisoft doesn't care in the slightest. All they know is that like Madden, like Call of Duty, like sequel after fucking sequel after fucking sequel, people will buy the latest yearly release IN DROVES.

The game could pop up a text screen that says, "HAHA WE GOT YOUR MONEY AND THERE'S NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT!" and then crash and people would STILL buy next year's game Day 1.

People are that mindless and gullible.
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Which Game Did You Quit the Fastest? on: May 08, 2015, 03:54:09 AM

Quote from: YellowKing on May 05, 2015, 06:43:40 PM

Yes, vriinc is correct. 4 & 5 could be combined. I only did it once because it took an astronomical amount of space. I had to delete almost everything off my computer to get it to fit.

Almost 40 megabytes. INSANITY.

Oh the memories. So many awesome memories.

Also still have a decently sized poster of the box art of M&M VI on my wall that I won in a 'contest' (basically buy the game, play it for 30 minutes to find a codeword, and send in said word and your registration card - first X people get the poster). Starting to fade a bit though.

M&M IX however...I did not play much of it at all. Didn't like 8 much, and I read the reviews of 9 before buying. Glad I did (or didn't, in the game's case).
16  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Batman vs Superman (Man of Steel 2) on: April 19, 2015, 12:12:25 AM
Yay, another gritty dark dark grimdark brood dark dark film.

17  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: 13" or 14" Gaming Laptop Recommendations on: April 13, 2015, 11:36:56 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on April 13, 2015, 11:17:42 PM

I did not get the extended warranty. That always seems like a sucker's bet. What are people's experiences there?

Put money away to cover repair/replacement and you'll be far better off, IMHO.

It also makes you be a lot more careful with it and such, too.
18  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: April 10, 2015, 10:17:46 PM

Not exactly what you want to show your customers now, is it?

And this is from one of my local stores, too (just not sure which, sadly, because I want to high-five them). biggrin
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: BlOps 3 on: April 10, 2015, 12:19:53 AM
Gotta love the bullshit, "Here's the announcement announcing when we'll announce the real announcement in the first place!" crap.
20  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: April 10, 2015, 12:18:18 AM
They still have those 'tons of potions' (generally a new NPC drop every 3 levels or so), but it's frankly not an issue as long as you visit a vendor every so often, and/or buy some bag space.

And I can't imagine playing ESO on a console. Why? Zero mod support.
21  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Compute Stick! on: April 09, 2015, 03:32:43 AM
Will it play Minecraft?

That's about the most important question for it. biggrin
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: April 09, 2015, 02:18:21 AM
What needs to happen is that the businesses that send DMCA notices and other crap like listed above need to actually be responsible for doing so in the first place. There IS a fine for sending a false one...which everybody on the planet (at least those who generally send the claims anyhow) is completely immune to getting hit with.
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: April 06, 2015, 10:45:34 PM
Oh, and more bullshit:

"Digital Copies Of Earthbound (SNES) Have Somehow 'Sold Out' On Club Nintendo"

EDIT: Wow, I'm floored - they're back according to the link.
24  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone tried Cricket wireless? on: April 06, 2015, 10:10:00 PM
Only thing I can really say is this - Cricket (and all other carriers that aren't the main 4 in the US) bounces off of one of the other carriers for their cell use (generally either T-Mobile or Sprint depending on the phone, but far from always). So find out which one it is, and then that'll give you a general idea of how their service will be and such.
25  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: April 06, 2015, 09:53:51 PM
Nintendo doesn't know what the fuck they're doing anymore.

They've stopped FREE FUCKING ADVERTISING with people making Youtube videos. There's a reason why NOBODY ELSE cares if you make Let's Plays - again, it's free advertising!

Their Amiibos? They're absolute fucking retards with their utter inability to make more of the 'rare' figures. I gave them a pass with their first wave, but THEY FUCKING KNOW BETTER now and they STILL don't give a flying fuck. They could have SO much more money with people buying these little toys that they don't otherwise make at all (like say, action figures and such), but no, they give everybody the middle finger and would rather not make more.

Nintendo nowadays is so out in left field they have no idea what game they're playing anymore. It's really, really sad.
26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Pillars of Eternity on: April 05, 2015, 01:31:02 PM

Quote from: Teggy on April 05, 2015, 03:17:43 AM

I am a total noob with infinity engine games - is it common to encounter enemies in a map that you are not strong enough to beat and have to return to later?

Totally, yes. Like how you can find a dungeon in the first main town - which can (and totally will) kick your ass if you go into it as soon as you can. By design. PoE doesn't do the 'quest hub' mentality that most RPGs do. So come back later if you feel overwhelmed because odds are you are.
27  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: NEW 3DS and XL on: April 03, 2015, 03:09:02 AM

Quote from: EddieA on April 03, 2015, 02:42:16 AM

The Binding of Isaac Rebirth has been announced for the 3DS and the announcement only mentions the new 3DS.  I really hope this is an oversight, and they're not going to start releasing games only on the new system when they would work on the old models.


Nintendo wants you to 'upgrade' to their newest and best and more confusing name game console.
28  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: April Fools 2015 on: April 01, 2015, 07:24:42 PM
Slashdot has been posting some excellent 'stories' today, like this:

Imperial investigators are still trying to piece together what happened in last week's horrifying terrorist attack on our largest orbital defense station. Over a million loyal citizens, scientists, and medical staff lost their lives in the grisly attack while the station was being put through training exercises near the Yavin system. Billions more are in mourning, while a number of powerful senators have renewed calls to increase defense spending. Initial reports have confirmed Rebel involvement, and officials are making inquiries about a young insurgent from Tatooine with known ties to religious fundamentalists.
29  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: April Fools 2015 on: April 01, 2015, 04:54:19 PM
Now on display: Wonder Woman's Invisible Jet at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

Also, I love how the Google Backwards actually displays the results in reverse.
30  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Blackjack's new gaming rig on: April 01, 2015, 06:15:12 AM
Larger fans can move more air per revolution, thus they can spin slower and generate less noise. Or at the very least, said noise is of a lower pitch.
31  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: April Fools 2015 on: April 01, 2015, 06:01:18 AM
As usual they're stuffed with some awesome items for April Fools. Every so often one of them even turns real, too!
Capcom's Ace Attorney Dog.
32  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: April Fools 2015 on: March 31, 2015, 08:18:24 PM
Wow. So apparently the Amazon Dash is real. It even has a legal ToS page!
33  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Blackjack's new gaming rig on: March 31, 2015, 06:25:14 PM
Or just love the machine you have now and learn to ignore the noise. A PC has to get air you know.
34  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / April Fools 2015 on: March 31, 2015, 06:16:17 PM
It seems that sites are starting early this year. Ones that I know of so far:

1) Go check out Google Maps. You should see a new button on the lower left.
2) Amazon Dash: EDIT: This is seriously looking real but just has a really poor release date.
3) The Galaxy BLADE Edge: (the world's first smart knife with smartphone capabilities!)
35  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Blackjack's new gaming rig on: March 31, 2015, 03:34:41 PM
The noise you're hearing is some kind of fan. My gaming rig has multiple large ones in it and I can always hear a low hum come from it. The only time it gets louder (and more high pitched) is when my GPU fan kicks in to high (as since that's a tiny fan, it makes a higher pitched noise).

Also, IMHO, do not get the 'hybrid' HD/SSD drives. The performance boost (minor at best) just isn't worth it. Get another full on SSD drive if you want to see everything speed on by.
36  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: March 31, 2015, 03:21:03 PM

Quote from: Zaxxon on March 31, 2015, 01:02:42 PM

While Destructor's list of bugs is quite serious, I wouldn't encourage anyone to wait to play for a patch. The worst bugs-crash on transition and it em - related - are simple to avoid. Don't double click to equip items, and don't go to the completely optional Hold until a patch hits.

The crash on transition bug (Redrick's Hold) is something anyone can hit because according to the forums, the files for the level itself are damaged (trying to unzip the data files comes back with an error in the file it tries to access for that map and like 4 others).

The other bugs are brain dead easy to 'stumble' into. Double clicking items to equip them deletes passive abilities. Loading your save game in the same zones where you get companions (at any point in the game) causes those companions to get cloned buffs from equipment. +Focus Items when equipped will outright -destroy- a Cipher class (you no longer gain Focus in battle). Saving the game with certain combat buffs on (like weapon replacement ones) and loading that save again causes you to permanently lose the ability to equip items in that slot. Sending your teammates to an inn (kicking them out of the party) can cause you to lose all the items they have on them.

There's also an unexplained one going around where something completely utterly breaks in the save game system, and when you get that, you can no longer save or load a game until you've wiped the game itself completely off your drive (and your saves as well).

This game is a buggy nightmare like so many other releases in the past 6 months. The sad part is that I STILL want to play it despite the bugs. Pillars of Eternity is that good!
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Pillars of Eternity on: March 31, 2015, 03:41:36 AM

Quote from: Dunamis on March 31, 2015, 03:15:34 AM

Wow, very disappointed to learn about these bugs.  The game had otherwise been working fine for me.  I'll wait for the patch before I continue on.

Bugs that increase a character's stats/skills/defenses.
Bugs that decrease a character's stats/skills/defenses.
Bugs that permanently delete items.
Bugs that permanently keep summoned monsters around.
Bugs that permanently break the ability to hold weapons.
Bugs that corrupt map data, forcing you to delete the file in your save or else your game is done.

And a lot of the above can just happen by you playing the game normally. And you'll never know you got bugged until you look at things hours later.

The game is an absolute nightmare with bugs...and yet I want to keep playing. It's that good of a game behind all the bugs.
38  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Pillars of Eternity on: March 30, 2015, 11:57:52 PM
I'm going to be very blunt at this point - I highly recommend against playing PoE at this point. The game is absolutely filled with multiple catastrophic bugs that can and will either completely screw over your characters by either removing their powers or turning them into near-superheroes, among many other things.

There's even more major issues that aren't listed above, too - I encountered save corruption which kept me from zoning back into a map that I'd explored until I deleted the map file in my save. Also my tank is a near-God at this point and has like 90 defenses across the board. No idea if I've hit some of the other character corruption issues.

The bugs are being fixed, yes, but until then, I seriously recommend stopping play.

EDIT: Lockdown, yes, that is correct. Like Baldur's Gate, Eternity is 'designed' around you playing with the NPCs that are in the game. It's recommended you get a 'generic' NPC or two until you've found the developer designed ones and then let them go back into the inn and such. The generic NPCs have no story, no nothing. You want the developer ones. They're that interesting to have around.
39  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Pillars of Eternity on: March 29, 2015, 01:49:21 AM
I wish my Druid had a defensive boost (wolf). Lots of DPS, but if something just looks my way my Druid just drops.

I ran into a game breaking bug myself - if you're in Raedric's Hold, and suddenly you can't map change, your save is borked (and apparently it hits a lot of people, too). Thankfully it can be fixed...manually:

Long story short, you edit your save and delete the level data that is corrupted. Yes, that map is reset, but you can play again.

One really important tip: Play smarter, NOT harder. Even on Easy you can't just charge in with your characters. You'll get eaten alive. Use doorways to your advantage, send your tank(s) in first, whatever. Manipulate the encounters best you can.

And as far as magic goes - the inner circle (red) will hit friend or foe (generally, depending on spell). The outer circle (yellow, size changes based on Intelligence), will ONLY hit foes. With enough Int (and some getting into the proper place with your spellcaster), you'll be able to cast away without roasting your own party.
40  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NBC Jumping on the Old TV Series Revival Bandwagon on: March 28, 2015, 02:28:28 PM
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