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1  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Thumb sucking on: March 03, 2015, 03:48:18 AM
I'm not much help either.  Our kids only fought over giving up the pacifier.  Well, we don't know about the youngest yet.  I could point out the obvious to reinforce and reward the good behavior while pointing out and discouraging the thumb sucking.  Or I could point you to this product that always shows up at the last column of the Amazon windowshop app:  Thumbusters.  Good luck.
2  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Old member, coming back after almost 4 years of absence =) on: March 03, 2015, 03:39:50 AM
Shifty and Mirage back again.  It's like the most interesting man in the world and Trololo dude found a double rainbow.  Welcome back.
3  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Samsung and HTC at Mobile World Congress on: March 02, 2015, 04:18:39 PM
So Samsung announced two new Galaxy S6 models and HTC tried to fix the flaws with the One M8 with the strikingly similar looking One M9.  Are any of these good enough to knock off the Nexus 6?  I think I'm leaning toward the S6 Edge, but with little kids, I'll need a good case.  That might remove the advantage of the Edge.
4  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: HDMI Troubles on: February 23, 2015, 03:45:17 AM
They look good, but I'm testing each TV port to see if they show the same problem.  It takes a while since the problem is intermittent.   Maybe I should use the Oscars.  icon_wink
5  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / HDMI Troubles on: February 22, 2015, 09:28:35 PM
My TV and Receiver are both several years old.  All of a sudden I've started getting what look like HDMI problems.  Sound and video will cut out like they're handshaking again.  This is happening on multiple sources so I think the problem is likely one of those two.  I replaced the cable between them, but the problem remained.  None of the setting on the receiver seem to fix the situation.  Both are up to date firmware.  I'm going to try to do some direct to the TV testing to see if it is just the receiver.  I have an 18 month old, so something could have been messed up, but I don't know what it could be.  Any troubleshooting advice would be appreciated.  They've worked pretty flawlessly together until now.  Thanks in advance for the help.
6  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel Phase 3 Updates on: February 11, 2015, 12:07:48 AM

Quote from: SkyLander on February 10, 2015, 10:06:35 PM

So many species of radioactive spiders that can bite people.

Actually, after all these genetically modified spiders, a radioactive one would be a nice change of pace.  I thought Norton's Incredible Hulk did a good job with the familiar but abbreviated origin.  It was also one of the many homages in the film to the old TV show.  If Agents of Shield is still around then, they could always flesh out more of the back story on TV. 
7  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: January 30, 2015, 05:25:09 PM

Quote from: Caine on January 29, 2015, 07:01:45 PM

Weekend Deal
Offer ends Monday at 10am Pacific Time.

Deal 1
Release Date: Oct 10, 2014



50% off. Sale price $19.99
Metacritic score - n/a Critic n/a User
Steam user score - 85% positive in 1,966 reviews

Gamestop has this on sale for $10, activates on steam.
8  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Recommendations for PC Gameplay Recording Software on: January 23, 2015, 11:55:04 PM
I've used Fraps (paid) forever without problems, but I've heard some people prefer Action.  Is Xfire still around?  They used to have video recording.  The MSI afterburner had some video recording bundled with it.  I've heard of Bandicam but never tried it.  Can't twitch and Ustream record gameplay as well?  Maybe you should ask Hark.  He posts tons of videos.
9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: January 16, 2015, 12:29:18 AM
Friend request sent.
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (1/5) on: January 10, 2015, 08:07:52 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on January 10, 2015, 12:24:13 AM

Didn't want to start a new topic just for this, but had to chuckle when I saw the subject of the email I received from "Playstation Store" today:

New this week: Most anticipated games of 2015 - The Witcher 3: Wild Hung, Battlefield Hardline, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, and more!

 icon_eek

Well, the Witcher always had a libertine attitude towards sex.  Why not go full porn title?
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (1/5) on: January 08, 2015, 05:02:53 AM
Eh.  I'd say it's about the same either way.  There are some spoilers but certainly nothing that would ruin the story of ISS.  It's all background of some of the characters he meets.  As long as you don't play them back to back, I don't think order matters.  I'm not sure if they patched all the minor refinements from First Light into the base game or not.
12  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: What to get for 3DS on: December 11, 2014, 03:10:07 AM
Is there any reason to grab the $30 3DS version of the trilogy when I can grab the iPad version for a little more than half that ($17)?
13  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help/Advice for amateur fighting on: December 10, 2014, 01:16:51 AM
He really wanted to keep fighting with a broken arm?  Or you just wanted to keep beating on him?  slywink
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [WiiU] Super Smash Bros. on: November 24, 2014, 05:46:55 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 24, 2014, 01:00:15 PM

Someone explain how I'm supposed to be using these Amiibos.  I don't quite get the point.


I'm pretty sure it's something like this.
15  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV]Gotham - Batman Prequel on: October 22, 2014, 11:27:39 PM
It was bothering me that Alfred looked so familiar even though I don't recall seeing him before.  Once I looked up his name, I understood.  Sean Pertwee looks like his father, the Third Doctor.
16  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Flash on: October 09, 2014, 04:17:21 AM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on October 08, 2014, 07:44:17 PM

Crushed it. Ratings-wise. icon_biggrin

I did not realize that his Dad was the 90's Flash.  That's kind of cool.  Maybe I just didn't recognize him without the rubber muscles.
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: September 08, 2014, 04:03:57 AM
Are PS4 and PC numerically the same?  I thought they were just matched as far as features not actual balance.
18  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: September 08, 2014, 03:59:16 AM
Wonderputt just went free.  It's pretty cool if you haven't tried it.
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: September 07, 2014, 05:18:10 AM
Is there a way to go back and see whose nemesis we beat?  I heard the sound and saw the portal, but I missed the message.  Oh, and Razgon has a gift inbound.
20  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [ios] Commander the Great War on: August 30, 2014, 05:52:37 AM
Offhand, I'd guess that's because it's really hard to win World War I.  Mostly you try not to lose.  Then you can outlast your opponents.  I'm only speaking in general, I have tried this particular WWI game.
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: August 30, 2014, 05:32:57 AM
I finally broke down and grabbed this on PS4.  I barely started a coop game with my wife.  It was fun, but we'll have to try again when we're not tired.  Some unexpected wallers nearly wiped us. 
22  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hypochondriac on: August 14, 2014, 05:18:34 AM
Perhaps ironically, this thread is more positive and uplifting that I expected when I came in mistakenly thinking it was about a Lars von Trier film.
23  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Amazon Android Starter Pack on: June 28, 2014, 01:48:58 AM
Amazon is doing another of their hardware launch free starter packs. They have about 15 apps free in their app store. Just one or two are Kindle tablet only. Just Friday and Saturday though.

Sent from my SPH-L720 using Tapatalk
24  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: GOG DRM Free Summer Sale has started on: June 18, 2014, 07:53:54 PM
Today is bundle day, plus a free copy of Magrunner Dark Pulse.
25  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / GOG DRM Free Summer Sale has started on: June 17, 2014, 10:31:06 PM
GOG has the usual discounts on titles, plus daily deals, hourly flash deals and 'something special' in 14 hours.

Strangely, my GOG wishlist is pretty short.  I guess I've already bought too many of the games I wanted.
26  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Has anyone had a good experience with the GeForce Experience? on: June 17, 2014, 10:06:24 PM
I have no idea, but uninstalling solved the problems.
27  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Has anyone had a good experience with the GeForce Experience? on: June 17, 2014, 05:21:37 AM
It was causing some system instability with me.  My screensaver was intermittent.  I'd get what I think were HCP problems that sometimes even required me turning my monitor off and on again.  Much better since I uninstalled.  It's not that hard for me to tweak settings.  It's less headaches than troubleshooting the 'experience.'  Perhaps you've had better luck.  I'm on Windows 8.1.
28  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: June 17, 2014, 12:28:27 AM
The tiny number of weekly deals sure makes it feel like the summer sale is coming soon.
29  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rise of Nations - Extended Edition on: June 14, 2014, 03:44:10 AM
If it's a hassle, I'll send a PM with my paypal email.  Now that I think about it, I think the last time I sent a steam wallet gift card code.  I'll send Roguetad the last copy in a minute. 
30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rise of Nations - Extended Edition on: June 13, 2014, 11:53:45 PM
Steam's fine if you're comfortable using that.  You guys can just make it $10.  You can chalk it up to me sharing my love for the game.  Anyone interested in the last one for $10?
31  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [FILM] The Interview - Rogen and Franco kill Kim Jong-Un on: June 13, 2014, 10:23:38 PM

Quote from: Teggy on June 13, 2014, 02:15:33 PM

I saw the trailer for this during the Daily Show. My immediate thought was what the reaction would be if another country made a comedy about trying to kill the sitting US president.

Is a faux documentary any better?
32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rise of Nations - Extended Edition on: June 13, 2014, 10:15:53 PM
Alright, I'll grab it.  Send me a steam friend request (tshrothgar) if I don't have you on my friends list.
33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rise of Nations - Extended Edition on: June 13, 2014, 09:44:45 PM
Anyone interested in a 4 pack?
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GOG Galaxy on: June 06, 2014, 03:08:44 AM

Quote from: Rumpy on June 06, 2014, 12:30:39 AM

So, assuming the client is not needed, that would mean the site itself the way it is now wouldn't go away. I'm a little confused as to the reason behind the client. I guess one could look at it as convenience.

If I hated DRM enough not to install Steam, it would make sense.  Now that they have new games, updating is nice.  After all, if I can get a new indie on Steam or GOG for the same price, I'll go steam to let it keep the game updated.  That's one less box for steam for people already leaning toward DRM free.
35  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: PS Flash Sale on: June 04, 2014, 04:21:31 AM

Quote from: EddieA on June 04, 2014, 01:43:19 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 04, 2014, 12:36:10 AM

Very tempted to finally buy Stick of Truth, but holding out hope of a next gen announcement at E3.

Hopefully, we'll know about it before this sale is over.

Do these last a week?

PSN sales usually last a week, but this is a Flash sale and is only good through Friday at noon Pacific time.

This is a good EddieA post.  A great EddieA post would point out which games should not be missed at those prices.  Help a brother out.  Go for greatness.
36  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: May 18, 2014, 08:05:42 PM
I was bombarded this weekend with the new 'price drop' news for the XB1.  Best Buy, Fry's, Toys R Us and Gamestop all wanted to let me know this exciting news.  Clearly retailers are very enthusiastic about the new sku.  Some even offered preorders.  Buzz and excitement before E3 is probably just what MS needed. 
37  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on: May 14, 2014, 10:32:38 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 14, 2014, 06:34:16 PM

Quote from: rittchard on May 14, 2014, 04:37:15 PM

Quote from: Turtle on May 14, 2014, 06:33:10 AM

Wow, such a turn around from this show.

A great finale that wraps up so much, and leaves some fun and interesting stuff for next season.

Definitely!  Now that's how to do a season finale!!!  Even though the episode wasn't written by Joss Whedon, you could definitely feel the influences and the show finally had more of a Whedon feel to it.  That unique blend of action, humor, drama and romance - it's pretty rare to get it right.  Of course having Samuel Jackson to anchor much of the content sure doesn't hurt at all, he was fantastic!

I'd be hard pressed to pick my favorite line or scene, there were so many, but the one that stuck out for me was:

Spoiler for Hiden:
Fitz's "let me show you" moment/sacrifice.  So I'm a sucker for an unrequited romance, sue me!!!

I actually checked IMDB at one point during the show because at certain points, the writing seemed to have been elevated to that Joss level.  No matter who actually wrote it, I would not be surprised to find that Joss had given it a bit of attention.

I was sure by the end of the episode that Joss had a hand in writing it.  Great season finale.
38  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: What's Wrong with iTunes on: May 08, 2014, 04:35:17 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on May 07, 2014, 05:11:23 AM

Any reason you don't just manage it entirely from the iPad? Delete what you don't want, and download what you do want?

I can and do, but I'd like iTunes to do what it promises and function as a library manager.  I've also had big installs crash my iPad after downloading.  I've had one crash that required wiping and restoring the iPad.  At least, iTunes managed that.  Though even then I ended up with some extra icons. 
39  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / What's Wrong with iTunes on: May 07, 2014, 04:42:34 AM
I have a bunch of large apps that don't all fit on my iPad.  I keep them on the computer and iTunes keeps them updated.  Only now if I connect the iPad to the computer and try to install one, iTunes tries to install every app that's not on the iPad.  Needless to say, they don't all fit.  What am I doing wrong?  At first, it seems to allocate the correct amount of space on the iPad for the app.  Then, within five seconds, it decides to put everything on the iPad.  Help.
40  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Your Favorite Star Wars Games on: May 06, 2014, 06:33:27 PM
If I were worried about being embarrassed, I would never have put number 10 on there.  TFU may not be a great game overall, but it had several spectacular moments that left great gaming memories.  Unfortunately, I never played Rogue Squadron II.  I take it that it was good? 

Besides, what's the point of an online list if half the internet doesn't think your an idiot for your opinions?
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