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41  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Remember when Worms was good? on: March 14, 2015, 04:24:23 PM
Wow, I had no idea.  I wish I could see how many people are playing before re-buying it.  Thanks for the info.


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42  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: RIP: Terry Pratchett on: March 14, 2015, 04:55:30 AM
Sad day for sure, I haven't started any of his books yet, but the impact he has had on sf/f the past few decades is massive.  One day I will start discworld
43  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Apple] It's about time... on: March 14, 2015, 04:36:19 AM
Lol Iron. 

FWIW I still hate iTunes.

I have an iphone and iPad and really like both, I am not sold on the watch at all.
44  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: When Worms Was Good on: March 14, 2015, 04:05:17 AM
Gosh, and rope race, all of this is so much better than any new worms game, or any game like it.  It's so fluid, I wish people still played it.  I should freaking email Team 17 and tell them what they are missing.  If they built a new one and marketed this gameplay, that many casual worm's players probably never even knew existed, that crap would be huge.  Maybe not e-sport huge, but close, and enough to make some nice bank.  Hell, you'd have half the old community like me come back just because.  Looking at the videos on YouTube, I even remember names of people commenting there as recently as 2 months ago and these games haven't been around for a while. 

45  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Remember when Worms was good? on: March 14, 2015, 03:54:15 AM
Man, Worms used to be such a great game.  Some of you may have played or heard of pro-ropers, but that crap was really a blast.  It wasn't your typical way of playing worms, and has been missing since Worms Armageddon.

Here is an example.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4zwFLS1CZk
and another
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzE7eRBvi7s

It took real skill to be good at it and there were clans and all.  There were even trick moves you could do.  I broke like 2 keyboards playing it. 

There is a point to this post.  I firmly believe this gameplay would go over big time right now, done in HD/2D/Remastered graphics and even use something other than a worm for all I care, but keep the mechanics the same.  Team 17 is missing out on a big opportunity. 
46  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC]Cities: Skylines on: March 14, 2015, 03:31:52 AM
So I find the text in this game incredibly hard to read (small and blurry) and at first thought I had some resolution issue, but after researching, there are tons of posts about it on the steam forums and the game's forums. 

Glad it isn't my eyes, as I can see up close fine normally!

I'm going to wait and start this once it's fixed for me though, as I want to take my time and read the text.
47  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So 2015 the year of VR? on: March 14, 2015, 03:29:50 AM

Quote from: YellowKing on March 14, 2015, 03:02:47 AM

I don't care if my wife laughs at me. She does that all the time anyway. Joke's on her though, she's the one that married and got stuck with a gamer dork, while I got stuck with a beautiful woman that can cook.  icon_biggrin

Yep, good point, same with me.  The Morpheus is now on my radar though, where as it wasn't before!
48  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on: March 14, 2015, 12:33:31 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 13, 2015, 10:15:18 PM

I myself have tried to climb decorative ladders.

But you won't know they're decorative until you try to climb them.

And you also don't keep trying for 15 real life minutes!  The guy doing it also yelled at his baby at 12:30 am because he/she was crying.  He was/is trash.
49  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So 2015 the year of VR? on: March 13, 2015, 10:06:49 PM
FYI the last one was voice to text in traffic. I will edit as necessary later. But nevertheless looking forward to it.
50  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So 2015 the year of VR? on: March 13, 2015, 10:00:16 PM
But, it's as much the isolation thing has it is the fact that our wives will be laughing hysterically as we are jumping around the living room downstairs.  I don't find the isolation thing that problematic, no different than using a good set of headphones with current games.
51  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Apple] It's about time... on: March 13, 2015, 08:24:16 PM
I found the $12k price for the upper upper end surprising.  If I'm paying $12k for a time piece, it wouldn't be for a tech time piece that is obsolete after a year or 2....
52  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist - 3/13/15 on: March 13, 2015, 08:03:46 PM
I will be jumping into Helldivers, Cities: Skylines, Tomb Raider (PC), FIFA 15 and as always Hearthstone.
53  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on: March 13, 2015, 08:01:17 PM
That didn't come across  like I meant it, your achievement wasn't only due to idiots, sorry, I mean there are tons of idiots playing this game that actually opened my eyes in a lot of ways.
54  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on: March 13, 2015, 07:59:32 PM
You deserve more than a pat, the thing that I took away from way too much time playing these games...  People are freaking stupid.  If you've achieved the k/d you said, you've learned to exploit this.   I literally watched, while on the phone, a fool try and go up a ladder on MW2 (big map with houses and big fields), that was only there for decoration.  These kind of occurrences, coupled with nonsensical rubbish spouted by ignorant people of all ages have made me an ultra protective parent in regard to gaming.

Great job regardless.!
55  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / So 2015 the year of VR? on: March 13, 2015, 07:31:56 PM
While listening to a first hand experience with Morpheus on Beyond today, I am more intrigued by VR than ever before.  Well, that maybe isn't true.  It's a tech that all of us salivate for and may not admit that.  We salivate for a working VR, that doesn't feel like a brick on our face etc.   The hands on with Morpheus makes me think it is closer to that than I originally thought.  He commented about it being the most comfortable of the current options and that it felt more like a welder's mask.  His description of his experience with it and how organic it all actually felt is what has me for the first time a little excited.  

This brings up another point, that may just be my own to deal with and I shall, but I should at least share.  My wife is gracious about my gaming hobby, but unlike some of your SO's, she doesn't game and occasionally  makes good natured cracks that I promptly correct with statistics (the number of gamers age 30-50).  Anyway, I cannot fathom what she will say if I'm ducking behind a pretend desk 1-4 years from now in our living room while the kids and her are sleeping.  Don't get me wrong, I'll do it anyway, but I imagine the conversation will be fun/funny.

FWIW, my only experience with VR is (1) Playing Doom with a headset on at a local festival in the 90's (2) the God awful joke VR thing Nintendo released.


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56  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sid Meier's Starships on: March 12, 2015, 09:34:33 PM

Quote from: Lee on March 12, 2015, 08:28:44 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on March 12, 2015, 07:44:05 PM

Thanks Farley, I some how missed that this was ios day 1... That changes things for me smile

Might want to hold back, it's getting very mixed reviews on the PC side. I bought it, but haven't had a chance to play it yet.

Will do Lee, looking forward to your impressions. 

Is the ios version a neutered joke like the ios version of Civ?    I had a smidgen of fun with that one, but that is all.
57  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sid Meier's Starships on: March 12, 2015, 07:44:05 PM
Thanks Farley, I some how missed that this was ios day 1... That changes things for me smile
58  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PC]Cities: Skylines on: March 12, 2015, 07:03:15 PM
Glad this sold well, glad I'm a part of their success, though I've not played it much.  Can't wait for the weekend.
59  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Uncharted 4 on: March 11, 2015, 11:50:00 PM
I'm as disappointed as anyone as I think ND are the best developer in the world. 

This delay was pretty expected though and I had already planned on it.  Every gaming podcast I listen to (2, beyond and bombcast), and every gaming publication I read predicted it.  Frustrating though, especially when I'm not very interested in other PS4 exclusives.

Eco
60  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4,Vita, PC] Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number on: March 11, 2015, 07:17:36 PM
I'm all for indie games, and felt the same way as scraper.  I honestly can't understand the high praise these games get.  Just me though.
61  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (3/10) on: March 09, 2015, 05:05:48 PM
In for Skylines,  just bought Helldivers (haven't played it ye), and may get Hotline Miami, though it will probably be a ps+ game eventually.
62  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC]Cities: Skylines on: March 08, 2015, 03:41:05 AM
I just watched a video and am having trouble linking it for some reason. I watched a guy that was playing this and he built a dam incorrectly, sewage water started back flowing into his water system. Pretty darn neat.


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63  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Smite on: March 07, 2015, 01:44:24 AM
I wondered if ATB was going to make it this year slywink


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64  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1] Rock Band 4 on: March 05, 2015, 09:34:39 PM
If this game doesn't support  existing instruments it can go to hell.   Otherwise, my kids may well be old enough now too
65  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC]Cities: Skylines on: March 05, 2015, 02:36:38 PM
I'm looking forward to this!  Great info in that thread temple;)
66  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Elite: Dangerous on: March 04, 2015, 09:14:22 PM
I'm sure it will be on the PlayStation 4 too.  Why? Because the PlayStation for rocks. Thank you, have a good day.  I'm about to buy it on the computer regardless, just joking but can't imagine it not coming to both consoles if it is going to one.
67  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Plus - Now with lots more free games! on: March 04, 2015, 06:35:28 PM

Quote from: Scraper on March 04, 2015, 04:09:21 PM

Quote from: JayDee on March 04, 2015, 02:35:45 PM

Sony needs to step up their AAA title game for the PS4. Xbox One got Tomb Raider Remastered and PS4 gets more indies. In fact the only AAA title I can recall PS+ giving out is the DLC for Infamous.

Seriously? By your count  it is currently 1-1 on AAA titles (Tomb Raider vs First Light). The fact is Sony gives away 6 games per month and historically there have been some really great games in there. Also just last week Tomb Raider was on sale for $15 on the PSN, at that price it's a steal.

Agree completely,.
68  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Old member, coming back after almost 4 years of absence =) on: March 04, 2015, 12:07:28 PM
Welcome back man, good to see ya.
69  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: March 04, 2015, 12:04:40 PM
These are massive numbers.    Wonder what Xbone numbers look like?
70  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Plus - Now with lots more free games! on: March 03, 2015, 09:02:28 PM
Really great month, I was so close to buying Valiant Hearts...
71  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PC Game Recommendations - Update! on: March 01, 2015, 03:18:04 AM
LOL, I assumed Stockbroker was taken, so I used the 0.   I'm having major network problems lately and I feel confident it's the worst company in the countries fault, Comcast.

72  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Network Question on: February 28, 2015, 03:59:48 PM

Quote from: Lee on February 28, 2015, 03:51:42 PM

I am far from an expert, but with that many I don't think it matters much. My first thought is to buy a 5 ghz router. More channels, and most likely less interference from neighbors.

This router is 5 ghz, I have most devices connected to that to alleviate the issue.  Thanks! smile
73  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PC Game Recommendations - Update! on: February 28, 2015, 02:43:43 PM

Quote from: hitbyambulance on February 28, 2015, 06:47:41 AM

Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

I actually have this on the PS4 and haven't really tried it yet, maybe I need to.  It looks weird...But I've heard great things about it.

AA, thanks for the tip on Conan's video.  I will wait until I beat it.
74  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PC Game Recommendations - Update! on: February 28, 2015, 02:42:18 PM

Quote from: Lee on February 28, 2015, 06:26:14 AM

Just tried to add you Eco, it said no one by that name exists. I'm leeabe51.

I just sent you an invitation Lee.  Once you get it, maybe you can let me know what my steam name is, I'm a steam novice afterall!
75  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Network Question on: February 28, 2015, 02:30:14 PM
Hey All,
I'm trying to optimize my home's wireless network.  See the attached picture and let me know what your thoughts are on what channel I should select.  There is so much overlap in my neighborhood, I almost think it wont make a difference.

Thanks in advance.

Eco
76  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PC Game Recommendations - Update! on: February 28, 2015, 06:07:30 AM
I ended up starting Tomb Raider tonight and really dig it so far.  It actually reminds me of Uncharted 3 and that is a great thing.  I used the dual shock 4 and hooked up the laptop to my TV and it worked beautifully!  Also, FWIW, The Dual Shock 4 no longer needs a bluetooth dongle to use it wireless, I just used DS4Tool and it synced right away.  I can't believe how easy it was actually. 

I also downloaded Europa Univ IV since it is free to play this weekend and played through the tutorial.  I actually think Crusader Kings II would be a little more appealing to me, and the GoT mod sounds pretty slick. 
77  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PC Game Recommendations on: February 28, 2015, 12:20:51 AM
Hey Lee, my steam name is St0ckbroker.  Looking forward to playing some games with you.  Champions league sucked frown

I am going to start Tomb Raider tonight.
78  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PC Game Recommendations on: February 25, 2015, 12:08:31 PM
Awesome advice everyone, and   Lee I actually meant Civ 5, I'm not that out of touch!  I am on Steam, but don't have an avatar yet.  It will be Arsenal as well, but I'll make it different than yours (Champions League today!)

Homeworld Remastered is a great recommendation, I played the first a little at a friends house and really liked it. 

Also, Skyrim with mods is definitely on my list now as well, though I know is never actually beat it, still it will be a fun time.
I'll checkout Grey Goo too, I like   RTS's a lot, but am quiet picky about them.  I have the fondest memories of playing multiplayer C&C, AOE and Total Annihilation (Don't know how I forgot about this one last night).

Keep them coming.
79  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PC Game Recommendations - Update! on: February 25, 2015, 04:25:08 AM
It's been a really long time since I've gamed on the computer.  I used to play on the computer exclusively, until the 360 came out then I switched to consoles.  Anyway, I now have a gaming laptop and am looking for recommendations.  I also have a PS4 and am currently playing Fifa 15 and Diablo 3 on it.

Computer games that I enjoyed in the past include Age of Empires (is the recent remake of this any good?), Command and Conquer (Red Alert and Generals), Unreal Tournament, Counter Strike, Half Life 2, WoW (only for a while, this was crack and not good for my health), Baulders Gate and more...

I would like to have one strategy type game installed, and one other type (RPG, or Action or whatever).  

Hearthstone is permanently installed on every device possible, so don't worry about mentioning it.

I'm not the biggest RPG fan, though I do like them and just haven't given them a try since Baulders Gate and Knights of the Old Republic.   I am considering Civ 3, Divinity Original Sin, Tomb Raider and will more than likely get Elite Dangerous.  

I'm eager to hear other recommendations/thoughts.  

Eco
80  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Update: Laptop Arrived and some questions on: February 25, 2015, 03:25:37 AM
Laptop arrived today and it was a breeze to setup.  It was so nice not having to uninstall any bloatware at all.  They didn't install one piece of bloatware, amazing!

I have a few questions regarding software, then some networking questions for those of you more knowledgeable than me.

Software Questions
1) I have always used Kasperysky for antivirus and haven't really researched anything else in a while.  Any thoughts?  Comcast gives it away for free and it has always seemed to review well.
2) On my old laptop I had video conversion software that came with it and it let me convert any video file to mp4 so that I can use it with the Apple TV.  Any suggestions on free video conversion software?
3) I use Google Apps email, (gmail back end, with my own domain name as the email address), and used to use Outlook or Thunderbird, but now that I rely on folders within Gmail so much I have started using the website.  I actually hate the gmail site now though and am curious if there are any pc options similar to the iPhone emails apps (not the stock app) that let you move emails to folders from within the app.

Network Question
1)  Over the weekend I purchased a cable modem to alleviate having to give Comcast any more money, and I also upgraded my router  (Asus - WirelessAC1900 Dual-Band Gigabit Wireless Router).  The install went smoothly and everything seemed to work great on Sunday.  Monday however, I randomly dropped internet and it happened across all devices.  It has happened on and off since then and it always gives me 1 of 2 errors (when troubleshooting connection problems).  The first error is some type of DHCP error, and the 2nd error that happens more often is in the screenshot I've attached.  I have reset the router and that seems to have helped some, but it has dropped once since then and it gave me the proxy error.  This has happened on the old and new laptop, and my ipad.  Any thoughts?
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