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1  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.

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2  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.
3  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.
4  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.
5  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.
6  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.
7  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. 
8  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?
9  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?
10  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.
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rise of Nations - Extended Edition on: June 13, 2014, 09:44:45 PM
Anyone interested in a 4 pack?
12  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.
13  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.
14  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. 
15  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.
16  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. 
17  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.
18  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?
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Your Favorite Star Wars Games on: May 06, 2014, 02:55:40 AM
I was going to add a couple of honorable mentions including X-Wing Alliance and Republic Commando, but I really wanted to get it published while it was still May the 4th. 

I played Dark Forces I & II back when they were released, but I can't remember much about them.  It might just be my notoriously bad FPS skills.  The only thing I can recall was some cheesy FMV.

On the other hand I haven't played The Old Republic.  It might be the greatest game ever, but I've steered clear of MMORPGs ever since a bad MUD addiction back in the day.

I'm more curious as to what others would put at the top of their list, but if critiquing my list is more fun, have at it.
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Your Favorite Star Wars Games on: May 05, 2014, 09:51:24 PM
So I wrote a little May the 4th article for my site.  The Top 10 Star Wars games I've played.  I'm sure no one else will agree with my list, but it might be fun to discuss.
21  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / So That's What Tilt's Been Doing on: May 05, 2014, 09:26:36 PM
Norwegian Army Investigating Oculus Rift for Tanks.  Please add tank puns at your discretion.
22  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: PS Flash Sale on: May 03, 2014, 09:21:07 PM
Another weekend flash sale:

Arcania The Complete Tale    $4.99    $29.99
BioShock    $4.99    $19.99
BioShock 2    $4.99    $19.99
Darksiders    $4.99    $19.99
Datura    $4.99    $9.99
Duke Nukem Forever    $4.99    $19.99
Fat Princess    $4.99    $14.99
GTA IV    $4.99    $19.99
Guacamelee!    $4.99    $14.99
Guacamelee! PS Vita    $4.99    $14.99
Kane & Lynch 2 Dog Days    $4.99    $19.99
LA Noire    $4.99    $29.99
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light    $4.99    $14.99
Max Payne 3    $4.99    $19.99
Midnight Club LA Complete Edition    $4.99    $19.99
Mini Ninjas    $4.99    $19.99
Mortal Kombat    $4.99    $19.99
MX vs ATV: Alive    $4.99    $19.99
Red Dead Redemption    $4.99    $29.99
Red Faction Armageddon    $4.99    $19.99
Spec Ops: The Line    $4.99    $29.99
The Mark of Kri    $4.99    $9.99
The Raven Legacy of a Master Thief    $4.99    $29.99

There are some good titles there.  Some have already been free on PS+.
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No One Lives Forever Trademark Filed on: May 02, 2014, 04:49:10 AM

Quote from: Greggy_D on May 02, 2014, 12:43:28 AM

Yes.....please happen!   NOLF1 is one of my top games of all time.
You always looked like someone who needed a monkey.   icon_wink
24  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie]The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on: May 01, 2014, 04:47:09 AM
Both reviews said it improved on the first ASM.  I didn't realize that I was supposed to hate that movie.  I thought it was a decent popcorn flick.  If this one is better, I'll probably enjoy it.  I don't expect Shakespeare from the writer of Transformers.  Maybe going in with low expectations will help.
25  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sleeping Dogs martial arts easier on PC than X360? on: April 28, 2014, 06:51:24 PM
Also grabbing any melee weapons and using environmental attacks makes any martial arts fight easier.    If it's the one I'm thinking of, you can actually use an environmental attack into the aquarium to score a fish as a melee weapon.  Then if you take someone out with the fish, you get an achievement.   I'm pretty sure you can find a few health shrines before that fight which will also make it easier.
26  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Comics for a 9 year old on: April 20, 2014, 06:22:11 PM
I believe Unlimited lets you download a handful of comics for on the go reading.  I was planning to use that feature to let him read the comics I choose for him not let him roam free.  Obviously I would have to use the old trust but verify technique to make sure he follows the rules.  However, if there's not much content on Unlimited that he could read, I can always wait.  I remember one or two of the spiderman series were geared for younger audiences.  Of course, Batman had the same.

I do have the Comixology app, but haven't bought much there.  That's a good idea if Unlimited won't work.  Thanks.
27  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Comics for a 9 year old on: April 20, 2014, 04:11:15 AM
My son is a voracious reader.  He's read a ton of books, but he started reading the comics page in the paper.  Then he started tearing through all the comic collections we have around the house.  He's closing in on the end of the complete Calvin and Hobbes.  Now he's interested in superhero comics.  I'm afraid my collection is long since gone.  We recently completed playing Lego Marvel Superheroes (platinum, yeah!).  He's seen a couple of the Marvel studios movies.  I was thinking about getting Marvel Unlimited for the iPad.  I didn't know how much of the material is appropriate for his age.  Any recommendations for comics or series he could go through?  Is there something better than Marvel Unlimited?  Thanks for the help.
28  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: April 17, 2014, 05:54:18 PM
I saw that video but assumed it was a PC build.  I'll probably wait for a side by side comparison next gen to current.  And I'll wait for reviews and impressions.
29  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: April 17, 2014, 05:21:29 PM
So did it not look good or did Sony offer them a cash hat?  I find it hard to believe they couldn't get their engine working on the xb1.  I'm interested in this one since they mentioned the return of dual web swinging with real attach points like Spiderman 2.  Though now I do wonder if the PS4 version will look next gen.
30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (04/14) on: April 14, 2014, 03:29:28 AM
I'm sure I'll eventually buy Wargame: Red Dragon, but I haven't put enough time in the last one yet.  Divinity: Dragon Commander is on sale.  I may get that.
31  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Civilization: Beyond Earth - Finally an Alpha Centauri successor? on: April 13, 2014, 04:22:00 AM
Does someone else hold the rights to the name Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri?  Or are they just convinced that Civilization holds more prestige?  I'm excited regardless.

Sorry Eddie, if this was a RPG thread, I'd post in yours, but Turtle has mad Civ cred.  How long has it been since our last Civ IV pitboss game?
32  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [iOS] Warhammer Quest on: April 10, 2014, 05:28:07 AM
The price on this just dropped to free if anyone is interested.  I don't know how long it will last.
33  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: March 30, 2014, 04:27:12 AM

Quote from: morlac on March 29, 2014, 01:08:41 PM

It's only $99 but has some PTW elelments as every thing takes up action point that regenerate over time.   

Wow, you must be one of those 'whales' I keep hearing about.  icon_lol

Anyway, Man at Arms TD that someone here recommended is free for a limited time.
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Quick PSN Question on: March 29, 2014, 09:02:08 PM
I purchased Infamous Second Son digitally and got my code for $10 credit.  I redeemed the code and the money is in my PSN wallet.  I just got a follow up email from Sony stating that my code will expire on 31 Mar 14.  Now that I've redeemed my code, I don't have a time limit on using the funds, right?  I know some prepaid Visa cards expire if you don't use them.  Thanks for the help.
35  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / TV advice needed, small edition on: March 24, 2014, 05:50:37 PM
We've been rearranging furniture as the kids change rooms.  As a result, we finally got rid of our last SD TV. We'd like to replace it with a small wall mounted unit for the guest room. Any suggestions for the display or the mount?  We're not looking to spend too much since it won't be used on a regular basis.  I'd guess 30 inches or less.  I've researched high end TV's, but not these.  Thanks in advance for the help.
36  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Homeworld HD Survey on: March 18, 2014, 01:10:24 AM
They've changed the survey.  Now they want to know which collector's edition you'd like.  Perhaps more importantly, they list an estimated delivery date of early autumn 2014.  I think I'd be happy with either but the lighted version is pretty cool.
37  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: March 15, 2014, 01:49:39 AM
I was trying to remember who Lightbox interactive was.  It turns out they were formerly Incognito who made Warhawk, War of the Monsters and Twisted Metal: Black.  As Lightbox, they made Starhawk.  Not a bad resume.  I'll keep an eye on Plundernauts.
38  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon Prime price hike coming? on: March 14, 2014, 04:55:04 AM

Quote from: heloder on March 14, 2014, 04:09:37 AM

I ordered two things on the 8th and it has said "shipping soon" for days. If they release it tomorrow that would put it at 3-6 days till their delivery estimate. I bet they even use the exact same delivery service as Prime for simplicity's sake, making it no less expensive at all on their part.

Doesn't this strike anyone else as wrong? A company intentionally delaying shipment of products that you ordered for almost a week just so you'll spend money on a "premium shipping service" which is entirely the same as the free one except for the intentional delay?

We were just at the rodeo carnival.  Some people paid for those fast pass badges.  They got to go right to the front of the line while the rest of us had to wait.  Not always pleasant, but we had the same opportunity they did to buy the fast pass.

I've run a warehouse.  Items always get pulled by priority.  If it's slow, low priority items get out just as fast as high priority ones.  If it's busy, it takes a while to even get to the low priority items.  So no, it doesn't strike me as wrong. 
39  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [xbox 360]Games with Gold on: March 10, 2014, 06:55:54 PM
Maybe I'm in a bad mood, but that sounds suspiciously like "We offer the better deal, but you're too stupid to realize it."

I mostly care about the end result, not good or bad messaging.  Anyway, this month has:

Civilization Revolution through the 15th.

Dungeon Defenders for the rest of the month.
40  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Bravely Default coming to North America on: March 01, 2014, 04:21:50 AM

Quote from: Bob on February 26, 2014, 07:22:56 PM

Quote from: Hrothgar on February 24, 2014, 05:57:19 PM

Thanks Bob.  I try to send my updated attacks out on a regular basis.

Now I feel bad for not playing the last few days! smile  I had a novel to finish reading.

Don't feel bad.  You're still my bestest friend in the game.  That actually gave me good bonus damage last time.  Heck, half the people in this thread haven't even added me as a friend.  Thank you to everyone who's updated their attack.

I'm still having fun with the game, but I may start peeking at bosses.  Both Chaugmar and Qada were pretty easy fights once I figured out what to do.  It's not much fun wiping a couple times to figure that out.  I had been rolling up to bosses with whatever configuration my party was in, but that stopped working in chapter 3. 

In case anyone else wants help with those two:

Spoiler for Chaugmar and Qada:
Chaugmar is nearly invulnerable in his first form.  You just need to default until he transforms.  Then Valkyries can high jump while everyone else defaults for his super attack.  After that you can go to town on him.

Qada isn't that hard if you dispel his regen.  Also don't use damage dispersal as an ability for the fight.  His super attack is on a single target and will KO them, but damage dispersal can result in a party wipe.

Oh, and nemeses also drop buns like mind bun.  You can use those to permanently increase a character's stats.
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