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1601  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / So I used to run a winery...EDITED. Now funny. on: April 19, 2012, 01:20:40 AM
Okay. Long story short as the title implies I used to run a winery. I didn't sign up for a manager position, not asked if I wanted it, but rather told I was going to be doing such after the last manager quit. Not a knock per se about the owners, quite the opposite. I like the owners alot that's that.

So after a year and a half of not liking my job/ role in the company I sat down with the owner and discussed that I liked my old job alot more... Which was working in a brewery and doing winery work, not babysitting monkeys or employees as others called them. We decided to try and hire someone to fill my role, and I would resume essentially my old job.

So new girl gets hired, all is good to start. She SEEMED really positive and a hard worker, things are looking up... One would think...

At first it was only me that got treated like shit by her.
Example one: I took a vacation day, she told everyone including the owners that I was a no call, no show...
#2: she had a friends father pass away and after I was willing to switch shifts around to cover for her, she told everyone I wouldn't help her out in a time of need....
#3: we get a shifty after, well every shift. It's one of OUR house made beer and wines. NOT the 8 dollar meads from Michigan. She has been told this rule over and over again, yet still gets away with it.
#4: Yells at me for not completing HER work from Saturday on my Monday shift...
#5: can't find coverage for one of our busy days here on derby day and says she will close early bc she has plans... Without asking the owner...instead of you know, doing your manager duties and just working it...

There are many, many, many more instances. And it's not just me now. People are giving up shifts, she can't replace them and the work environment has turned into making people miserable. The owner has been made aware of some stuff, more is to follow...but any advice, other than murder suicide?slywink. I like this company and my job, but not in this situation. I'd rather not look for a new job bc of some dumb bitch ( I said it!), but really turning unhappy with this going on... Any light bulbs popping up?
1602  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dead Space 3 on: April 18, 2012, 08:41:12 PM
Same boat here. Need to finish 2... And extraction with the move! Which is suprisingly fun.
1603  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Major PS3 exclusive revealed on May 2nd on: April 18, 2012, 08:40:08 PM
I'll be happy with any of the above!
1604  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: What's everyone's Vita usage like these days? on: April 18, 2012, 05:08:45 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on April 18, 2012, 01:14:35 PM

Quote from: Harpua3 on April 18, 2012, 06:58:22 AM

I just picked up a 32 gb card... Well, a week ago it was. After that big update for escape plan
and my downloadable game fondness. The 4 gb stick was almost full. I knew that would the case, just not so soon. I only bought the 4 gb because it was the only option and I knew I couldn't bring the system home and NOT play a game until the next day...so I should be set on storage now;).

I went through the same thing a little while ago. The 4GB card came with the bundle and I started off using it. Switched it out with a 32GB card later and it didn't work quite the way I thought it would. Did a full backup of the Vita to my PC, swapped cards and then restored the image. I don't recall the exact specifics, I think any games I had on physical media were not shown until I inserted them again, one by one. All trophies were gone, no longer listed. It wasn't until I played (or at least started) each one again that it did two or three things - the 'desktop' icon came back for games on media, it send out a message that I was playing the game "for the first time" again and then any earned trophies showed up again. Lather, rinse, repeat.

I did it through the ps3. It carried everything over. Saves, settings, patches, and yes trophies. It did not put everything as far as icons back in their place. Everything was just thrown on in a wierd order. Also, my trophies didn't appear under "vita" section until I played them again, but they were still under " psn"section of trophies. And no progress of trophies was lost...I would think the pc transfer would do the same...odd...
1605  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield 3 on: April 18, 2012, 05:04:07 PM

Quote from: RuperT on April 17, 2012, 02:32:00 AM

There's an Exit button on the post round scoreboard!  Joy!



I have not noticed this I guess. I figured they would never add such a thing;). Great to hear!
1606  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: What's everyone's Vita usage like these days? on: April 18, 2012, 06:58:22 AM
I just picked up a 32 gb card... Well, a week ago it was. After that big update for escape plan
and my downloadable game fondness. The 4 gb stick was almost full. I knew that would the case, just not so soon. I only bought the 4 gb because it was the only option and I knew I couldn't bring the system home and NOT play a game until the next day...so I should be set on storage now;).
1607  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Elder Scrolls V:Skyrim on: April 18, 2012, 05:12:52 AM

Quote from: RuperT on April 17, 2012, 02:20:12 AM

Quote from: Harpua3 on April 15, 2012, 04:59:24 PM

Any word on how the ps3 version plays now? Rupert, any comment? You are on it ALOT;).
I started after 1.4 came out.  I've had a small handful of freezes and it will definitely chop if there's a lot going on, but it's been solid mechanically.  Great game, but the PS 'hot key' system sure does suck for a pure spell caster.

Good to hear. I uninstalled it awhile back after reading all the issues with it. So a clean install update etc. would be the case. If I only beat mass effect 2 soon... Then maybe I'll fire up skyrim b4 I play me3!
1608  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: psn down for maintenance today. on: April 17, 2012, 01:17:11 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on April 16, 2012, 08:32:58 PM

since the mid April -end of May 2011,when ...IT happened(not the creepy clown)

June-back end of April attacks i think
July-1 hour
August-11 hours
September-2 hours
October-no idea why or how long it was down for
November-24 hours
December-10 hours
January-13 Hours
February-18 hours
March 1st Postponed to 4th and lasted 15 hours


Look at it this way
In some cases it is not very long,just a few hours,even those lasting a day is a small price to pay i guess as long as what happened this time roughly last year doesn't happen again

however,not sure why XBL doesn't go down as often(just once or twice in the last year IIRC)

I guess it just seem like much at the time. I'm on psn ALOT, but I can live with it being down for maintenance for a few hrs every month it so I guess.
1609  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PAX East 2012 on: April 16, 2012, 07:41:44 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 09, 2012, 06:11:51 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on April 09, 2012, 06:01:09 PM

Monaco - JUST LET ME GIVE YOU MY MONEY ALREADY.  I saw it described as Ocean's Eleven meets Gauntlet, and that sounds about right.  4-player cooperative heist game, with great simplistic graphics, slick line-of-sight visual representation, and fast, fun gameplay.  I fell in love with it at last year's PAX, and they've refined and improved everything about it in the last year.  I must have this game.

yeah, it looks very cool.  the main website describes it as 'Co-op Action Stealth Pacman meets Hitman'.  we've been talking about it in the PC forum, but they say it will hit at least one console along with the PC/Mac.


This looks awesome!
1610  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: What's everyone's Vita usage like these days? on: April 16, 2012, 05:27:06 PM

Quote from: Teggy on April 10, 2012, 08:24:56 PM

I need to get back to mine - I got kind of distracted by my new ipad. Plus May/June has Resistance Vita and Gravity Rush, both of which I am very interested in.

Have you seen the newish videos of resistance? Looking pretty good..
1611  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: psn down for maintenance today. on: April 16, 2012, 05:24:23 PM

Quote from: corruptrelic on April 16, 2012, 01:44:57 AM

I know it's free, but this is getting old. Why is PSN down so much?

I don't know. It doesn't seem to be down THAT much. Only for a few hrs every couple of months for maintenance.
1612  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Elder Scrolls V:Skyrim on: April 15, 2012, 04:59:24 PM
Any word on how the ps3 version plays now? Rupert, any comment? You are on it ALOT;).
1613  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Legend of Dragoon coming to PSN May 1 on: April 15, 2012, 04:55:12 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on April 11, 2012, 06:06:40 PM

Quote from: Gratch on April 11, 2012, 05:13:35 PM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on April 11, 2012, 05:11:53 PM

Is PS1 game functionality something that was even announced for the Vita?

No, which is a shame.  I might actually get some use out of my Vita if it played PS1 games.

They have mentioned in a couple of places that PS1 support is "coming soon"

I've heard that as well. My vita is getting a shitpot of use, but I would play a few ps1 games.
1614  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the Apple iPad on: April 15, 2012, 04:58:30 AM

Quote from: Crusis on January 18, 2012, 10:33:46 PM

How lame. For xmas my 10 year old nephew got a Nintendo 3DS, something he has wanted all year. When he tore the box open he was shocked to find a ziplock bag filled with aquarium gravel. Well, we were all shocked. As you can imagine, Fred Meyer said that wasn't possible since they inspect items that come back and would not exchange it.

This really happened???
1615  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ps3 Launch died...But I`m LOVING the slim 320gb bundle with move! on: April 15, 2012, 04:56:16 AM
A year later and this thread resurfaced. I'm still really liking the slim. Move has gotten a bit of use. More than I thought it would I guess. I'm about to start dead space extraction with it..
1616  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: PS Vita selling great in North America/Europe on: April 15, 2012, 04:54:04 AM

Quote from: Teggy on April 13, 2012, 03:02:06 PM

10 free PS1 games incoming!

You must inform me further!;)
1617  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 4/13/2012 on: April 14, 2012, 06:00:25 PM

Quote from: Crusis on April 14, 2012, 05:17:35 AM

Grimrock on the PC. The newly released Witcher enhanced on the iMac, and probably the new Avernum on the iPad.

The witcher on iMac!!! News to me. I think that decision was just made...
1618  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The technology changes in our lives... on: April 14, 2012, 05:16:11 AM
The technology has won! Autocorrect should have caught that! icon_lol
1619  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The technology changes in our lives... on: April 14, 2012, 12:58:21 AM
It really is impressive how much the tech has changed in the course of my life. I'm sure others would agree. Phone with Internet. Vita console like graphics. 3d on a handheld! And posting from the tiolet at kohls... Life has ( mostly ) gotten alot better due to these advancements. And poopin in public had as well icon_lol.
1620  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: April 14, 2012, 12:54:42 AM
I finally gave up in this game. Everytime my buddies wanted to play mp shooter fun. Either one of us decided to play bf3 instead. I'm thinking after 10 cod games ( or whatever amount) I'm just burnt out on the run, shoot, die formula. Now, cod vita has me interested! Btw, mw3 has a 35 dollar value in trade in at GameStop. That was a surprise!  eek
1621  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: What's everyone's Vita usage like these days? on: April 12, 2012, 07:35:16 AM
Thinking about getting MLB on this tomorrow, or well today. Any good? Anyone? Btw, 7 games and counting...loving the vita.
1622  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman:Arkham City on: April 12, 2012, 07:31:52 AM
Okay after shelving this for too long. Well, I started it and never got far at ALL. So anywho, after playing tonight I am really digging it. I restarted it and all with the catwoman dlc. Loved the first. Maybe more love here!
1623  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Quake 4 360 Review Up on: April 12, 2012, 01:49:59 AM

Quote from: kronovan on April 11, 2012, 11:16:42 PM

Quote from: Harpua3 on April 11, 2012, 11:03:37 PM

I can't believe that was 8 years ago...

That's because it wasn't - its was released 6-1/2 years ago at the same time as the 360, which turns 7 in November.  slywink  I actually liked a number of things about Q4, but what I didn't like was the way the difficulty ramped up. I started playing it on the mid setting, but it was too easy so I restarted on the more difficult. The combat and foes then got tough, while heal ups and ammo got scarcer. To make matters worse if you used any of the cheats to boost your ammo or health it erased your achievements.  icon_confused If they released it again minust that latter feature, I'd consider rebuying it.

8, 6 and a half. Close enough!!!! Roll Eyes
1624  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Quake 4 360 Review Up on: April 11, 2012, 11:03:37 PM
Yeah. Quake 4 was a disappointment. I can't believe that was 8 years ago...
1625  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: What's everyone's Vita usage like these days? on: April 10, 2012, 06:29:25 PM
I'm really getting into that escape plan now that I've played more of it. Interesting take on the puzzle genre.
1626  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sony shuts down Zipper Interactive (SOCOM, MAG, Unit 13) on: April 10, 2012, 06:26:32 PM
Opps... paranoid
1627  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sony shuts down Zipper Interactive (SOCOM, MAG, Unit 13) on: April 10, 2012, 12:54:17 AM
Minus that possible bug, is this game any good?
1628  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: (PSN) Journey, from the makers of Flower on: April 09, 2012, 08:02:15 PM

Quote from: Purge on April 09, 2012, 06:39:16 PM

I saw Dark of the Moon.

I've spent more than $15 for a 2-4 hour experience. I regret that.

This? I've not taken the bait ... yet. Loved flOw and flower.

I have not finished it yet, despite it being rather short. I think I'm going to start fresh on it this week and play through it all in one sitting. I've heard that's a good way to do it..
1629  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Reviews of the 5 movies I have watched this weekend on: April 09, 2012, 08:04:48 AM
I can't get past 5 movies in one weekend. I'm so lazy that even sounds like too much work!;)
1630  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Rick Santorum almost uses the "N" word? on: April 09, 2012, 07:58:02 AM
This man is insane. I can't really believe he is in the running...
1631  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Breaking bad... Season split in half... on: April 09, 2012, 07:55:56 AM
I absolutely love this show, don't get me wrong. But what a dumb and irritating idea. Supposedly there will be half of the season starting in July, and then after waiting until NEXT year, the season and series will continue and finish. Why make us wait?!?
1632  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: (PSN) Journey, from the makers of Flower on: April 09, 2012, 07:17:04 AM

Quote from: TiLT on April 08, 2012, 03:23:22 PM

Quote from: Harpua3 on April 08, 2012, 02:39:43 PM

Actually it -is- the developers job to "force" you to play a certain way. If I buy soccer and want it to be more like tennis, I purchased the wrong game. I definatly see both sides of this argument. That being said, after reading any reviews you should know what you are getting into. Noone is pissed that in world of Warcraft you are " forced" into a multiplayer engagement. That's what the game is! Same goes for battlefield 1943 ( or really any of them). Journey was * intended* to be played with someone. The experience is supposed to be that way. I didn't buy a Suburu and then complain that it couldn't do 2 wheel drive. The fucker is AWD! As advertised!

Some of you seem to be putting words into the mouths of the developers. Here's a snippet from the "About the game" section of the Journey homepage:

Quote from: thatgamecompany
Travel and explore this ancient, mysterious world alone, or with a stranger you meet along the way.

Note the highlight. The game's description, from the developers themselves, indicates that you have a choice in the matter. You don't. I call that misleading, and it certainly doesn't jibe with what you guys are saying. Games like Dark Souls are also online singleplayer experiences, but there you always have a choice in whether or not you want other players to interfere with your own experience. I shouldn't have to read reviews to figure this out (I had in fact at least watched a video review, which made no mention of the fact that you may end up stuck with a player against your will, so even reviews are no guarantee that you'll be informed).

In short, I feel as if I ended up playing a different game than what I was told it would be, and it definitely soured the experience for me.

I guess I never have seen that quote. I see your point there. No matter how you cut it, we all Deserve our own opinions to be respected... Even though I'm right;).
1633  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Calling all late nighters! Bf3 player need apply. on: April 08, 2012, 02:59:42 PM
Rupert. Maybe bf3 late tonight?
1634  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: What's everyone's Vita usage like these days? on: April 08, 2012, 02:58:38 PM

Quote from: Ridah on April 07, 2012, 07:09:45 PM

I discovered I can comfortably place my Vita in the breast pocket of my coats... I barely even notice the thing is there. This changes everything  icon_cool


He said "breast" icon_lol. Still loving vita. I recently picked up escape plan. Good fun for 15.
1635  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: (PSN) Journey, from the makers of Flower on: April 08, 2012, 02:39:43 PM

Quote from: TiLT on April 07, 2012, 06:42:17 PM

Quote from: The Grue on April 07, 2012, 06:23:49 PM

I hate to say it, but if you're trying to force people to quit and play it solo, you're playing it wrong and the devs have said as much.

Well that's a pretty damn big problem with their game design then. If people who want to play it solo end up sabotaging the multiplayer experience of those who want to play MP in order to be alone, then none of those two parties benefit. Why couldn't they just have an option called "Solitary Journey" or something in that style? It's not a game developer's job to force players to appreciate a certain type of experience. For games where the experience itself is the central motif, I'd like to appreciate it on my own terms without having a total stranger bouncing around on my screen trying to get my attention. Is that really so much to ask for?

Actually it -is- the developers job to "force" you to play a certain way. If I buy soccer and want it to be more like tennis, I purchased the wrong game. I definatly see both sides of this argument. That being said, after reading any reviews you should know what you are getting into. Noone is pissed that in world of Warcraft you are " forced" into a multiplayer engagement. That's what the game is! Same goes for battlefield 1943 ( or really any of them). Journey was * intended* to be played with someone. The experience is supposed to be that way. I didn't buy a Suburu and then complain that it couldn't do 2 wheel drive. The fucker is AWD! As advertised!

Also, I guess the value of a game is and should be based on different things decided by each individual. Sometimes a short game like journey is worth 15, sometimes not. Sometimes a 60 game like dues ex human revolution is worth it at its 30 hrs range, sometimes not. That's opinion. Really. I
Don't sit next to someone in a restaurant and tell them that ribeye wasn't worth it, but my chicken is great value. Ding, ding, ding... Opinion! They are like assholes, everyone has one! -" get that fucking piss cup out of my fucking face, my sex , drugs and my rock and roll are fucking own business, I don't ask your wife why position she fucks in"... Preference, privacy and opinion all clarified.slywink btw, someone know where that above quote came from?

Btw, after quite a few years. I still love this site and it's forums/ forum inhabitors. Really the only site I post on anymore. For the most part, things like above can be said and noone gets their panties in a bundle;).
1636  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: (PSN) Journey, from the makers of Flower on: April 07, 2012, 10:15:31 PM

Quote from: The Grue on April 07, 2012, 06:23:49 PM

I would argue the point of this game is to experience it with a random person and not play it solo.  It's an amazing experience when playing it with others because it allows you to experience the game together without the stuff that would normally be off putting about multi with the ability to directly communicate. For instance, going through the game with one person up until the end and then losing them somehow. Or, having a great experience e with someone and seeing their name at the end being TapDatAzzzzz69 and realizing that you had a great experience with someone that you would have prejudged.

I hate to say it, but if you're trying to force people to quit and play it solo, you're playing it wrong and the devs have said as much.


I agree with above. It's very interesting to play mp in this fashion. The developers wanted it this way. Going through a "Trippy" atmosphere with a stranger. That being said, sign off psn. Done deal.
1637  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Any "must have" Wii games? on: April 06, 2012, 05:45:06 PM
Mario RPGs do indeed rock!
1638  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Calling all late nighters! Bf3 player need apply. on: April 05, 2012, 05:16:11 PM

Quote from: RuperT on April 05, 2012, 06:54:32 AM

Skyrim lately.  I'll play BF3 (gotta update) or even Red Dead.

Awesome. Probably won't be on much in the next few days. Maybe Saturday though. Usually Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday I'm down for gaming. New schedule is better for alot, just not gaming... It very well might change again due to my " boss" being new and a complete fuckup...
1639  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Calling all late nighters! Bf3 player need apply. on: April 05, 2012, 01:10:48 AM

Quote from: RuperT on February 28, 2012, 06:49:48 AM

Harp send me an invite if I'm playing Skyrim or something, although I'm frequently AFK (until I'm in multi, that is).


Somewhere along the line I forgot I already had you as a psn friend... So Rupert what games do you have? I was on bf3 last night but not very long. Probably will be tonight...
1640  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield 3 on: April 03, 2012, 03:07:03 PM
New patch rocks. Enjoying this game again after getting away from it for a while...
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