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81  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Star Citizen, space combat simulation game (Chris Roberts' latest) on: July 07, 2013, 12:58:24 AM

Quote from: Arkon on July 07, 2013, 12:52:30 AM

The idea of insane profits has a heavy pull...who knows I may end up in a moment of weakness buying one before midnight tonight. 

82  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Star Citizen, space combat simulation game (Chris Roberts' latest) on: July 07, 2013, 12:32:40 AM
I almost went with the Retaliator, but wanted something a bit more maneuverable.  The Starfarer isn't all that bad in looks IMHO.  Plus I'll be the ExxonMobil in the sky making record profits each quarter!   icon_razz

Starfarer Tanker below:

83  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Star Citizen, space combat simulation game (Chris Roberts' latest) on: July 07, 2013, 12:18:01 AM
Well I went bat-shit crazy and upgraded my initial $30 pledge to the $125 Colonel level, which includes the Hornet.  I also picked up these ships (which are gone after today):

* Aurora LX
* Gladiator Bomber
* M50 Interceptor
* Starfarer Tanker
* 350r Racer
84  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: "Ultimate game sale" next week on Live on: July 05, 2013, 01:01:07 PM
Deals for July 5th:

BioShock Infinite    $39.99
Gears of War: Judgment    $29.99
Hitman: Absolution    $9.99   
Metal Gear Rising: Revengence   $29.99
Tomb Raider   $19.99
XCOM: Enemy Unknown       $19.99
85  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Anyone heard when the Steam summer sale is starting? on: July 05, 2013, 12:56:57 PM
In 2012, the sale started on July 12th.

I'm thinking this year it will probably start on July 11th.
86  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Next gen purchase poll on: June 13, 2013, 02:00:22 AM
Not buying a PS4 or XBone.  Absolutely no reason to at this point.  The 360 and PS3 (plus my PC) totally fulfill my needs.
87  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: June 12, 2013, 06:14:52 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on June 12, 2013, 02:37:21 PM

Quotes from "Microsoft Xbox Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer Yusuf Mehdi"

"This is a big change, consumers don't always love change, and there's a lot of education we have to provide to make sure that people understand."

Yeah... I just don't understand.  That's it.  Once you explain it more I'll love it.

Yep....they used the same excuse with that abomination called Metro in Windows 8.
88  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2013 - Nintendo is next! on: June 11, 2013, 08:25:59 PM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on June 11, 2013, 05:10:11 AM

Quote from: Destructor on June 11, 2013, 04:43:03 AM

Wow. For those who didn't see the livestream, go watch this video when they announced 'no restrictions on used games and everything else that Microsoft fucked up on and hard':

Sony KNOWS they have Microsoft beat. Totally beat. Right there.

LOL, what an obscene beatdown of Microsoft. Tretton looked like the cat that swallowed the canary.

Seriously.  Who the fuck is running the show over at Microsoft?  Windows 8 Metro debacle, the over-priced Surface that no one bought, and now the XBone DRM restrictions/higher price.  All within 12 months.  Could they possibly fuck up any more major decisions by year's end?
89  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: June 07, 2013, 07:49:19 PM
Share access to your games with everyone inside your home: Your friends and family, your guests and acquaintances get unlimited access to all of your games.  Anyone can play your games on your console--regardless of whether you are logged in or their relationship to you.

Holy fuck!  I can now actually play games with family and friends inside my home!!!!!!  Anyone can play games on my console!  With unlimited access!!!  YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(You know XBone is a huge clusterfuck when then above is an actual bulletpoint on XBone's website.)
90  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: June 07, 2013, 06:50:32 PM

Quote from: Turtle on June 07, 2013, 03:18:45 PM

I don't think we'll see a jump to $70 games. Inflation hasn't gotten high enough to justify it yet in the States.

Actually it has.  In 2013 it now takes $71.44 to buy the same $60 game from 2005.
91  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Based entirely on the 1st presentations of the PS4 / XBOne, which would you buy? on: May 28, 2013, 03:04:09 PM
Right now, I see absolutely no reason to upgrade to either.  My gaming time on the 360 and PS3 is basically down to zero.  I do watch Blu Rays and Netflix on the PS3.  But what little gaming time I do have is basically on the PC.  Games are much, much cheaper through Steam sales, GMG discounts, and Amazon sales.
92  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Amazon Borderlands 2 (PC DD) Sale on: April 05, 2013, 09:44:05 PM
Basically got this free with my Amazon 2K credit from purchasing Bioshock Infinite.  Awesome deal.
93  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/Ps3] Bioshock: Infinite on: March 22, 2013, 08:44:14 PM
Just got my key from Amazon, so I'm pre-loading now via Steam.
94  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead moonwalk onto AMC for Season 3 on: February 28, 2013, 02:14:12 AM

Quote from: Blackjack on February 27, 2013, 09:54:51 PM

Who cares about lovelorn Andrea, the Governor's schlong and moats? What we really want to know is what you thought about the singing at the end of Sunday's episode?

Yep...I thought that Kumbaya moment was pretty fucked up and completely out of place.  I actually FF'd through a large portion of the scene and when I resumed play, the bitch was still singing.
95  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Silent Hunter III - Let's go on a cruise! (Bandwidth Warning!) on: February 03, 2013, 01:35:03 AM
Just reinstalled it.  How in the world do you change resolution?  I have a 2560x1440 monitor and it looks pretty bad.
96  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Women in combat on: January 28, 2013, 09:31:25 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on January 24, 2013, 06:52:01 PM

Each service will be charged with developing policies to integrate women into every military job. For instance, the defense official said, it's likely the Army will establish a set of physical requirements for infantry soldiers. The candidate, man or woman, will have to lift a certain amount of weight in order to qualify. The standards will be gender neutral.

Seems to me that the women that qualify will have no problem pulling their own weight, as it were.

Yep and it is also time for them to start registering for Selective Service.
97  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GameStop to halt growth for at least two years on: January 26, 2013, 02:53:35 AM
See ya, overpriced assholes.

You just can't compete with Amazon (both new and used games).
98  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Been five years, what did I miss? on: January 03, 2013, 10:02:15 PM
Seduce Me

99  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] The Walking Dead: The FPS on: January 01, 2013, 03:59:28 PM
That looks horrible.
100  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I need your opinion on whether or not to run a review on: December 28, 2012, 03:28:35 PM
I'd skip it.  From the looks of that video, it wouldn't garner a score of over 20%.
101  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: LEGO Lord of The Rings Announced on: December 24, 2012, 07:37:24 PM
The PC digital version is $7.50 today on Amazon.

Key allows you to download from Steam.
102  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead moonwalk onto AMC for Season 3 on: December 22, 2012, 01:57:45 AM
Doesn't bode well for the quality of Season 4.
103  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 11/30/12 on: November 30, 2012, 11:31:54 PM
Still need to finish the original Bioshock.  (5 years later.....)
104  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2012: GOTY/GOAT of the year? on: November 28, 2012, 12:06:19 AM

GOAT:  MASS EFFECT 3  (just didn't grab me this time)
105  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Black Friday Deals on: November 23, 2012, 05:31:15 PM
Forza Horizon is back!  Just ordered.
106  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: GOG - Speed Test (chance to win free games) on: November 23, 2012, 05:28:21 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 23, 2012, 04:53:31 PM

won Realms of Arkania 3 on my first shot.

107  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Telltale]The Walking Dead on: November 22, 2012, 12:19:50 AM
Easily GOTY
108  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist - 11/21/12 Long Holiday Edition on: November 21, 2012, 03:43:47 PM
Today (the Wednesday before Turkey Day every year) always holds a special place in my gaming heart. Sixteen years ago back in 1996, this was the day that I received my first 3D video card, the Intergraph Rendition Reactor.

I waited all day at my job for the card. Seconds were minutes, minutes were hours, hours were days. I visited the mail room every 10 minutes, so frequent that when FedEx did show up at 2:30, the mail room boss was just as excited for me (or he was happy he didn't have to deal with me anymore).

I zoomed home, installed the card and drivers and fired up Indycar Racing 2, one of two games included (the other was Quake). My jaw hit the floor as I appeared in my pit stall at Michigan International Speedway. All the jaggies were.........gone. I couldn't believe the ultra-fast frame rate or gorgeous picture. I played ICR2 all weekend, marveling at the scenery and watching hours upon hours of my replays. It was that Wednesday my life really did change to a degree.

This started a personal tradition and I continued to use Thanksgiving weekend as a HUGE gaming time for me. That Wednesday in 1996 will forever be special to me and always an anniversary of sorts.   I seriously cannot believe it has been sixteen years since then.
109  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox 360 Dashboard update- New Beta; MS Points going away with new update? on: October 30, 2012, 07:48:10 PM
The latest dashboard update now allows you to use 32GB flash USB flash drives.  16GB was the previous max.
110  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Windows 8 - 10/26/2012! on: October 30, 2012, 07:17:51 PM
For those of you that do not want to deal with Metro, have a look at this:

Awesome, awesome utility.
111  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Star Citizen, space combat simulation game (Chris Roberts' latest) on: October 19, 2012, 07:25:53 PM
Screw it.....Kickstarted him $30.
112  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Crazy Good Amazon Square Enix bundle on: October 10, 2012, 09:08:09 PM
Cheap ass deal of 2012.   eek

Whole lot of value there for $10.
113  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Telltale]The Walking Dead on: October 10, 2012, 06:32:02 PM
Damn, that was quick this time.
114  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Race 07 - nice price for a racing game on: October 07, 2012, 01:37:47 PM
Are you using a wheel or 360 controller?

I've purchased ALL the SimBin games over the years, but have never played any of them.  paranoid

GTR, GTR2, GTR Evolution, STCC, RACE07, etc.
115  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Coping with the decline of a loved one... on: October 05, 2012, 07:51:10 PM
Absolutely amazing.
116  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Farming Simulator on: October 03, 2012, 12:31:07 AM
117  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA] Star Wars: First Assault on: October 02, 2012, 11:35:54 PM

Quote from: kronovan on October 02, 2012, 09:48:33 PM

That building looks a lot like Naboo architecture <sigh>.  icon_rolleyes

Meesa approves!

118  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Being An Achievement Whore Now Pays Off on Xbox Live on: September 28, 2012, 10:21:55 PM
Pretty damn weak on MS's part.  2% on a 400 pt purchase is 8 pts. 

Yea.  Let me contain my excitement.
119  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360, PS3, PC] F1 2012 on: September 13, 2012, 08:12:26 PM
Anyone want to go in on the 2-pack PC version of this?  Steam has it for $74.99 for 2 copies vs. $44.99 for a single copy.
120  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic announced on: September 03, 2012, 05:40:03 PM

Quote from: Roguetad on August 01, 2012, 12:53:54 AM

I'm glad it's going ftp.  I'll go back and finish up some storylines.  I just had a really hard time justifying paying $15 a month for it.

I'm with ya.  I could see paying $5-$7 a month, but sure as hell not $15.

Which makes you wonder....why not offer a $5 a month price point before going F2P?
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