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81  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Retail cashier preference: robot or buddy? on: February 27, 2015, 04:46:36 PM

Quote from: raydude on February 27, 2015, 01:08:30 PM

I've found that it's frequently not the cashier who holds up the line, it's the customer. Particularly if they're paying with cash or a check. It's like, they know they're going to pay with a check so can't they just open the checkbook while waiting and fill out the stuff they know in advance? Like the date and the store's name? Or, if they know they'll be paying with cash they can at least estimate to to the nearest twenty and get that money ready?

Yeah, this definitely happens as well.  It is probably ageist of me to say it, but it usually seems to be older people that this applies to.  They seem to be the most likely to still use checks and least likely to be aware of their impact on other people. 

Certainly not all old people are going to hold up the line, but if you see a little old lady in one line and a single dude in his 30's or 40's in the next, I know which one I'm getting behind.  Which, now that I say it, sounds like something Rittchard would say...   icon_surprised
82  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What the Hell Color is This Dress? on: February 27, 2015, 04:41:25 PM
To me it seems really clearly a white and gold dress in shadow.
83  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman: Arkham Knight is rated M on: February 26, 2015, 07:39:52 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on February 26, 2015, 05:29:02 PM

My in-laws let the then-7yo play Call of Duty and Assassin's Creed.  And there were no qualms about letting the 4yo watch. 

Yeah, I mean that's their decision.  A lot of people are not comfortable with kids that age playing M-rated games or seeing R-rated movies.  Developing brains and influence and societal norms and all of that.
84  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman: Arkham Knight is rated M on: February 26, 2015, 05:06:48 PM
Yeah, when buying games for myself ratings don't matter at all. 

But it has been a big concern when buying them for my nephew who is now 12.  For example, he's been super interested in Halo for a couple years and has lots of toys and talks about it a lot.  I'd love to get him the remastered games to start from square one, but because it's an M-rated shooter series he hasn't actually gotten to play any of them. 

And I respect that choice of his parents, and I would probably do the same in their position.  Even though I know there are tons of 10-15 year olds who have been playing Call of Duty and whatever for years.
85  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Retail cashier preference: robot or buddy? on: February 26, 2015, 06:15:48 AM

Quote from: Destructor on February 26, 2015, 05:28:19 AM

...actual cashiers who can do things TONS faster than the stupid scanner can. And baggers, too.

Hah, then you clearly don't work in any of the grocery stores I use!   icon_evil

I'm really sick of cashiers that don't bag things until they're done ringing things up.  Or that insist on chatting and commenting on the things I'm buying instead of scanning things more quickly.  Or just move like molasses as if there aren't people waiting in line.

And baggers that have no idea how to bag, keeping frozen things together, and fragile/squishy things on top, and not using a ton of bags.

I can (and do) bag all of my things faster than either of the other two actual employees.  The only thing inefficient about self checkout are some idiots that use it and the fact that the employee that's supposed to be over-seeing it is never around or not paying attention to their job.
86  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Retail cashier preference: robot or buddy? on: February 26, 2015, 03:59:12 AM
I'm happy to see I'm not the only person that just wants to get in, get my stuff and get out.  Makes me feel like less of a grumpy Gus.    icon_smile

And not a single person so far likes those slow, invasively talkative ones, which really makes me feel better.   nod
87  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360,XB1] Forza Horizon 2 on: February 25, 2015, 11:01:13 PM
Apparently there is going to be a Fast & Furious stand alone expansion pack coming out on March 27th.  It will be FREE if you download in the first couple weeks, otherwise it will be $10 if you get it after April 10th, and you don't need Horizon 2 to get it.

As a stand alone I guess it will have it's own set of missions and content, though I'm not sure if that means any F&F characters show up or what.

The cars currently listed to feature in it:
  • 1970 Dodge Charger R/T Fast & Furious Edition
  • 2012 Nissan GT-R Fast & Furious Edition
  • 1998 Toyota Supra Fast & Furious Edition
  • 2014 Maserati Ghibli S Fast & Furious Edition
  • 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Fast & Furious Edition
  • 2015 Dodge Charger R/T Fast & Furious Edition
  • 1970 Plymouth Cuda Fast & Furious Edition
  • 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Fast & Furious Edition
88  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: (TV-ABC) Marvel's Agent Carter on: February 25, 2015, 10:50:24 PM
I've tried to watch a few episodes of this but have yet to get interested at all.  I think I have 3 or 4 episodes backed up in my Hulu queue since I never really desire to watch it.

I had no idea this was meant to be a short one-shot series, i assumed it was supposed to be an ongoing 40's version of Agents of Shield meets Mad Men.
89  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/XB1/PC/Wii U/3DS/DS/Ps3/Ps4/Vita] LEGO Marvel Super Heroes on: February 25, 2015, 08:53:56 PM
Man, I really need to go back to this game.  I'm not sure why I stopped playing, but I don't think I got even half way through. 

I do remember that the flying controls for Iron Man were super frustrating and I failed one of those challenges multiple times before quitting, so maybe that was the catalyst.
90  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Retail cashier preference: robot or buddy? on: February 25, 2015, 08:48:36 PM
All the recent talk about retail experiences has me curious how other people prefer their retail checkout experiences to go.  Do you like cashiers that act like they know you?  How about chatty ones that comment on the things you're buying?  Or do you prefer efficiency over all else?

Personally, I just want to pay for my crap and go home.  Do your job and let me get out of here so you can move on to the next person as quickly as possible (which also sped up my time waiting in line to get to that point).

I also really dislike those that feel the need to comment on what I'm buying, like how delicious my food looks or ask where I got it.  I know it looks good, I picked it out and put it in my cart.  We don't know each other, don't pretend like we do.  Also, you work in the damn store I'm buying it from, it's not like I brought in this magical new item from somewhere else.

I always wished that there was a "cashier mood/style" sign above them so you would know what you're getting in for or choose another line. 
91  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PC Game Recommendations on: February 25, 2015, 06:30:35 AM
If you're still interested in RTS games Grey Goo just came out and I've heard it is pretty decent.  It's made by Petroglyph, which is in turn a bunch of ex-Westwood (Command & Conquer) people.

I really like Marvel Heroes 2015.  It's an online action RPG, a lot like a Diablo MMO in the Marvel universe.  It's free to play (and not in the bad way), so you can try out several heroes up to level 10 and then choose one or buy a different one.  Personally I've found it much more fun than Diablo 3.

Grow Home is a great, charming little platformer action game that just came out.  It's only $8 or something and lasts maybe 5 hours.

Payday 2 is a great first person shooter with a cooperative element.  The developers have really supported it well over time and keep releasing new stuff.

If you didn't play Dead Rising 3 on the Xbone, it's also available on PC and is a great open world action game with lots of over-the-top weapons.
92  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What skills will be obsolete in 50 years? on: February 24, 2015, 10:57:32 PM

Quote from: DOSHIGH on February 24, 2015, 09:45:44 PM

I don't think people will be typing much in another 20 years, let alone 50, with the way voice recognition has evolved.

You can't exactly talk to your computer quietly in most office environments, so I doubt voice recognition would replace it there.

Not to mention talking is going to be much slower and less accurate than typing for anything like coding that requires tons of specific syntax and non-English words.

But, having said that, 50 years is a long time for something to completely change the game.
93  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 24, 2015, 10:53:36 PM
Also, this image somebody posted in the reply was prefect.  smile

94  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 24, 2015, 05:00:54 PM
I can't even imagine how much that has to screw with the cornering to have so much added weight and the center of gravity messed with like that.
95  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (2/24) on: February 23, 2015, 08:19:47 PM

Quote from: Caine on February 23, 2015, 07:17:55 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on February 23, 2015, 04:55:15 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on February 23, 2015, 02:50:44 PM

Quote from: Teggy on February 23, 2015, 02:44:12 PM

I still don't understand what htoL#NiQ is, or how you're supposed to pronounce it.

It's apparently the 'stylized' version of Hotaru no Nikki.

Aah, I was going to go with "Hotel Nyquil".   icon_biggrin

You are feeling unwell.  Press F to take swig of Nyquil

Continue holding F to swim into a dreamland full of people with snakes for arms...
96  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: (Not an easy topic) Death,crowd funding?,profit?,donate?-what are your thoughts on: February 23, 2015, 08:17:10 PM

Quote from: Roman on February 23, 2015, 08:02:36 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on February 23, 2015, 07:16:24 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on February 23, 2015, 07:06:21 PM

edit to my previous post:  I misread Roman's post the first time and didn't realize it was an unrelated other citizen who did the crowdfunding rather than the toddler's parents.  That changes everything, and if he keeps a single dime for his own personal benefit then yes, he's going to hell.

I don't think he should keep any either, but this made me start to wonder about the tax implications of all that money technically going to person A who then gives it to person B as a "gift".  The fund starter will be on record as having earned that $170k, right?  That probably puts a huge tax burden on that person, to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars.

No No No. The concerned citizen is not keeping any of the money. All the funds are going to the parents.

So who pays the concerned citizen's $50,000 in taxes come next year?  That's the reality of the situation.
97  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: February 23, 2015, 08:14:48 PM

Quote from: farley2k on February 10, 2015, 07:03:54 PM


Yep, that pretty much sums it up from my perspective as well.  smile

Also...

It's Naptime!
98  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: (Not an easy topic) Death,crowd funding?,profit?,donate?-what are your thoughts on: February 23, 2015, 07:16:24 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on February 23, 2015, 07:06:21 PM

edit to my previous post:  I misread Roman's post the first time and didn't realize it was an unrelated other citizen who did the crowdfunding rather than the toddler's parents.  That changes everything, and if he keeps a single dime for his own personal benefit then yes, he's going to hell.

I don't think he should keep any either, but this made me start to wonder about the tax implications of all that money technically going to person A who then gives it to person B as a "gift".  The fund starter will be on record as having earned that $170k, right?  That probably puts a huge tax burden on that person, to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars.
99  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (2/24) on: February 23, 2015, 04:55:15 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on February 23, 2015, 02:50:44 PM

Quote from: Teggy on February 23, 2015, 02:44:12 PM

I still don't understand what htoL#NiQ is, or how you're supposed to pronounce it.

It's apparently the 'stylized' version of Hotaru no Nikki.

Aah, I was going to go with "Hotel Nyquil".   icon_biggrin
100  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (2/24) on: February 23, 2015, 06:54:30 AM
I guess I technically already own Republique Remastered since I Kickstarted it ages ago. 
101  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Interrogation or helpful? (GameStop) on: February 21, 2015, 06:43:10 PM
This kind of treatment is exactly why I haven't set foot in a GameStop in years, and why I hope they go out of business. 

This annoying crap is purely corporate-led tactics and I really wish somebody would start up a competitor doing the exact opposite, just treating the customers kindly and with respect.  Of course that won't happen with retail in general getting pinched, and gaming moving more and more digital specifically. 
102  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Possible big XBox sale coming on: February 21, 2015, 12:10:39 AM
They did finally add Halo: Master Chief Collection for the Weekend Bonus deals, but it's $36, not $24.  :/

No sign of Lords of the Fallen.
103  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] The Order: 1886 on: February 20, 2015, 12:40:24 AM
Not trying to start shit, I just thought this was funny: http://imgur.com/gallery/AKKU9xx   icon_smile
104  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] The Order: 1886 on: February 19, 2015, 11:27:19 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on February 19, 2015, 04:36:16 PM

If you are an action gamer, this game isn't for you. 

This is the part that I think applies most to someone like me.  Everything I've heard and read about this from the start is that it's pretty but just a very limited, linear experience, and I know that's not for me at all.

I don't want to play a bunch of interactive cut scenes, or a ton of quick-time events, regardless of how pretty it is.  I play games mostly for the gameplay, and if that sucks then I don't want to even get close.  I imagine people falling on the other side of that equation and want a "story experience" are ones that rate the game higher.
105  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (2/17) on: February 19, 2015, 10:45:34 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on February 16, 2015, 04:09:10 PM

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse.  Claymation Kirby!   icon_biggrin

Well, after reading some impressions of this and watching some video, I decided to change my mind on this. 

I think in my head I just really wanted this to be a real Kirby platformer and the drawing of lines doesn't look like it translates into much fun.  Even people that liked Canvas Curse say this one is less inspired.  What a shame.   icon_frown 
106  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Possible big XBox sale coming on: February 17, 2015, 10:36:26 PM

Quote from: EddieA on February 17, 2015, 09:53:01 PM

It looks like Lords of The Fallen is back up to full price.  I'm guessing it wasn't supposed to be on sale until the weekend, along with Halo MCC and some others.

Heh, ok.  Those were the two that I was specifically interested in, so I guess I wait and see.
107  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Help me pick my next game on: February 17, 2015, 08:35:32 PM
Out of those I'd say Shadow of Mordor is the clear winner to me.  I enjoyed Far Cry 4 and Wolfenstein, but Mordor is the best of the bunch.
108  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Possible big XBox sale coming on: February 17, 2015, 07:38:05 PM

Quote from: Caine on February 17, 2015, 06:19:09 PM

Looks like a great week to get an XB1.   ninja

I also just got an email from Xbox Rewards that I can get $50 off a new Xbox One and get another free game as well.  Too bad I already own one.

Try this link: http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/list/categoryID.69728300
109  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Possible big XBox sale coming on: February 17, 2015, 05:04:42 PM
Man their store on the Xbone is terrible to navigate.  It says there are 31 games on sale, but they only show half of those in the Ultimate Game Sale page, with no way to just list them all as far as I can see.
110  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Interview on: February 17, 2015, 02:48:09 AM
Yeah, I watched it when it hit Netflix and enjoyed it but didn't think it was awesome.  3/5 for me.  I thought the guy who played Kim Jong Un did surprisingly well and was probably the best part.
111  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, XB1, PC] Evolve (from Turtle Rock) on: February 17, 2015, 02:43:33 AM

Quote from: Ridah on February 16, 2015, 08:34:46 PM

I'm surprised more people here aren't playing the game, I thought it was the first big title of the year for most.

It might have been until I played the alpha/beta tests.  That experience went a lot like the early impressions since it came out: a lot of running, a lot of feeling ineffective and not a lot of actual fun.  I think unless you have a crew of people that you specifically want to play with, this isn't going to hold most people's interest.
112  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - Valentine's Day 2015 edition on: February 17, 2015, 02:38:21 AM
I played several hours of Marvel Heroes again, since they have a couple events going at once. 

And then I finally got back into Dying Light and have really enjoyed my time (or most of it) once I got past that initial night mission.
113  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (2/17) on: February 17, 2015, 02:37:00 AM

Quote from: YellowKing on February 16, 2015, 09:09:49 PM

The Xbox Live Ultimate Game sale starts this week, so I have my eye on Alien: Isolation and Lords of the Fallen, depending on the depth of discount. Lords of the Fallen has been rumored at $9, so I'm really hoping that turns out to be legit.

If Lords of the Fallen is even close to $10 I'll jump on that as well.  I've wanted to play that but there have been too many other games for me to pick it up.
114  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (2/17) on: February 16, 2015, 05:51:24 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on February 16, 2015, 04:44:59 PM

Waiting for reviews on Kirby.

I'll give you a quick summary of how I'm sure they will read: "Another great game from Nintendo that isn't very difficult but is absolutely adorable!".  slywink
115  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (2/17) on: February 16, 2015, 04:09:10 PM
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse.  Claymation Kirby!   icon_biggrin
116  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dying Light on: February 16, 2015, 03:39:44 AM
I finally came back to this today and was able to pass that required night mission and a few hours beyond.  I really like this game quite a bit, it plays to everything I enjoy about open world games. 

The night can definitely be terrifying, but so far I haven't found the need to sleep through it.  I've survived a couple without getting spotted and that feels pretty good.  It's kind of funny how much surviving the night makes the daytime feel like child's play.

I definitely don't feel the need for a Hard mode, though, heh. 
117  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Carmageddon Reincarnation on: February 14, 2015, 08:40:26 PM
So, they just put out a big 10.3GB patch and have launched what they're calling the public beta with all of the main game, cars and multiplayer intact.  (of course they call it a Public Pubic Beta...ugh)

Here's a trailer for it.

Normally "public beta" means that there is a beta available for free for everyone to try for some amount of time, but what I gather here is that this is just moving the Early Access state to beta.  You have to buy the game to get this "public" beta, so that's kind of a silly designation.
118  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Knack on: February 14, 2015, 01:51:35 AM
I'm still surprised they never made this a PS+ game.  I mean, $10 is pretty dang cheap, but I'm sure more people would try it for "free".  And it's not like there can be a ton of people still buying it at retail.
119  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The Man From UNCLE from Guy Ritchie on: February 12, 2015, 06:20:36 AM
I'm a bit too young to remember the original, but I have to say from the trailer this looks like a great update on an old idea.   thumbsup

http://www.ew.com/article/2015/02/11/man-from-uncle-trailer
120  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: NEW 3DS and XL on: February 11, 2015, 12:58:44 AM

Quote from: Gratch on February 10, 2015, 04:21:03 AM

The comparison GIF is for Xenoblade Chronicles, a game which originally came out for the Wii and is being ported over to the new new 3DS.

The Wii U game you're referring to is Xenoblade Chronicles X, which is a completely different game (and looks much better).

Oh, well, how could anybody ever make a mistake between those games.   retard  (blaming the silly naming convention, not your explanation)
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