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161  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: GOG - Summer Sale on: July 02, 2013, 07:49:38 PM
Today's GoG deals are pretty good.  Introversion collection, FTL, Defender's Quest and King of Dragon Pass all 75-80% off.
162  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: GreenMan Gaming 666 sale on: July 02, 2013, 12:27:08 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 01, 2013, 09:38:09 PM

I'd update with the 5pm games, but their site appears to be having issues....

No doubt.  Don't give me a time limit on checking out if your server can't finish checking me out in time.
163  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (07/01) on: July 01, 2013, 11:23:49 PM

Quote from: Arkon on July 01, 2013, 10:04:45 PM

Quote from: TiLT on July 01, 2013, 08:26:05 PM

Eh, fuck it! I just purchased an additional ship myself, the MISC Freelancer. I already have the Origin 300i. This means I have one ship for scouting and dogfighting and another for trading, and both of them are safe and secure with lifetime insurance. I also wanted a somewhat larger ship to explore with the Oculus Rift. smile This kind of game (and racing games) is perhaps the genre that is best suited to the enhancements from the Oculus Rift as you're simulating sitting in a seat while sitting in a seat. Can't wait to try it.

I am somewhat ashamed to admit that I have not gotten a 300 series yet, but I am trying to leave at least a few ships to earn in game.   icon_razz

I do have a constellation, so will be looking for a few crew members every now and again.

Obviously I haven't done enough research on this game.  How much have you guys spent thus far?  And what does a hangar alpha entail?  Just glancing at the pledge pages, those ships seem expensive.
164  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Anyone have WoW CEs? on: July 01, 2013, 06:53:13 PM
I have the Warcraft III CE, but I'm sure the key is tied to my account.
165  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (07/01) on: July 01, 2013, 05:40:27 PM

Quote from: Arkon on July 01, 2013, 03:53:06 PM

Possibly another ship for Star Citizen, but that is it.

No offense but what does one do with a ship for Star Citizen at this point?  Is there something playable now?
166  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Next gen purchase poll on: July 01, 2013, 01:20:32 AM
The problem for Microsoft is that since the original Playstation launch only two consoles cost more in today's dollars.  Both the Saturn and the PS3 were generally considered too expensive at launch and suffered for it.
167  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Massive Chalice on: June 27, 2013, 04:13:09 AM
So this Kickstarter is closing tomorrow.  They've reached their funding goal, but aren't going to set any records.  I'm backing it because I try to support as many strategy games as I can.
168  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] Project X Zone on: June 26, 2013, 08:13:56 PM
Anyone have any impressions?  I'm leaning toward picking this one up.  I enjoyed the demo.  It doesn't seem to be a very large release based on availability.
169  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gene Wilder-'Willy Wonka' remake was an Insult on: June 20, 2013, 08:31:14 PM

Quote from: Razgon on June 20, 2013, 01:32:56 PM

Godfather 1 is one such movie. Try watching it with someone who hasn't seen it before before yelling at me, please - Its the slowest movie ever (now!).

Obviously you've forgotten about Once Upon a Time in the West.  A fly gets more screen time than the bulk of the actors in the film.  Almost no one from the lengthy opening scene is seen again in the film.  Today the first fifteen minutes of the film would be reduced to less than 30 seconds of quick cuts.  I can't say it's the slowest movie ever since I've yet to make it through Cleopatra or the soviet version of War and Peace.
170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] The Last Of Us on: June 13, 2013, 04:05:46 AM

Quote from: Punisher on June 12, 2013, 07:47:12 PM

Quote from: TiLT on June 12, 2013, 02:53:27 PM

Just found this in my mailbox two days ahead of the official release. smile
where did you order from?

He buys all his games from Snarfenlaagen.  They specialize in pickled fish and electronics.  Or is it fish and pickled electronics?    icon_razz
171  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: June 12, 2013, 11:32:48 PM

Quote from: ATB on June 12, 2013, 07:53:26 PM

Quote from: Razgon on June 12, 2013, 05:47:43 PM

I'm pretty sure I've seen those in my local GAME/GAMESTOP store actually....I think it was something like this that I saw:

Well, damn. I totally would have bought one of those.

Gioteck made a couple too.
172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors begin. on: May 24, 2013, 05:13:12 PM

Quote from: TiLT on May 24, 2013, 04:45:06 PM

Quote from: Turtle on May 24, 2013, 04:18:22 PM

If you watched anything of the PS4's reveal, they showed off developer friendly PC-like architecture, all sorts of developer friendly programs and features, etc. The whole thing reeked of corporate style humility, which is not the same as real humility, but it's enough to show that they understand what went wrong.

They even talked openly about the mistakes they made with the PS3. It was the kind of humility that really restores one's faith in their ability to deliver. If they mess this up, they're done. Luckily it seems like they won't mess it up.

Well, they haven't announced pricing yet.  Let's avoid aspirational.
173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors begin. on: May 20, 2013, 04:29:32 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 20, 2013, 04:21:23 PM

I get the feeling they're subtly mocking all those people who made such a big deal about not revealing the casing.
174  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: May 20, 2013, 04:16:57 AM

Quote from: Caine on May 20, 2013, 03:10:08 AM

while it may be stretching the truth a bit, it does wrap up the whole series in 1/2 of an episode. 

Right, and Tony Stark goes to China for heart surgery.  Or are they trying to say Canada would lie to him about the cancer being inoperable?
175  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Angelina Jolie gets a preventive double mastectomy on: May 18, 2013, 02:18:11 AM
Well, there are these on his website.

Quote from: natural news
Today's "national IQ test," if you will, is whether people yet realize 9/11 was an inside job. To watch the WTC 7 building fall into its own footprint, demolition style, and somehow fail to grasp that this was a carefully-planned demolition job is just as idiotic as not being able to count how many times you jump rope.

Quote from: natural news
They claim the birth certificate document is a fake. Why does that matter? But of course the document is a fake. It's not "merely" fake; it's so fake that the whole thing has become an IQ test for figuring out how many people can be so easily fooled by a fake

Quote from: natural news
Conventional medicine's explanations of HIV and AIDS are a medical myth at best; and outright quackery at worst. There is no such thing as a virus that "causes" AIDS, since the very definition of AIDS is widely disputed by scientists around the world.

Of course, I don't know if he really believes the things he says, or if he just says them to make money off people who do.

On a side note, perhaps of interest only to me, is that he's coded his website to automatically include a link to the article any time you copy and paste from his site.  Anyone know how he did that?
176  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Angelina Jolie gets a preventive double mastectomy on: May 17, 2013, 09:58:25 PM
Natural News

Quote from: Wikipedia
Adams is an AIDS denialist, a 9/11 truther, a birther and endorses conspiracy theories surrounding the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

Wow, I wonder how he feels about the Holocaust.
177  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PC] Reus on: May 16, 2013, 04:51:37 AM
I don't know if anyone has heard of ReusHere is the GoG link.  It looks to be somewhat in the vein of Populous only you control world shaping Giants.  The video claims it's releasing on Gog, Steam, Desura, and Gamersgate tomorrow.  I couldn't find a Steam listing.  Gamersgate has it coming soon for $10 requiring a steam activation.  I might take the plunge and post impressions if it shows up on Steam, but I'm questioning the release date if it requires steam activation and doesn't have a listing. 
178  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Phone Upgrade] Paralyzed by indecision on: May 08, 2013, 10:47:15 PM
What I've noticed is that the more popular the phone is the more (and more timely) updates it will get.  I'm pretty sure the Galaxy S4 will prove more popular than the One.  I'm actually looking at the same phones.  Right now, I'm giving a slight edge to the S4.  It's mostly because I liking being able to expand storage with a memory card.  I also like the user replaceable battery.  It's hard to complain about a bigger screen in the same size form factor.  Do I need a thermostat, humidistat, and barometer in my phone?  Probably not.  I don't mind the plastic build since it will most likely be in a case.  I've resigned myself to the fact that no phone, no matter how cool, will make me look cool.

If you prefer the sturdier build and cooler look, I'm not going to argue with you.  They're both top end phones.

Here are the Verge reviews:


Galaxy S4
179  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Final Fantasy Tactics sequel on: April 27, 2013, 05:31:05 AM
Will snowball fights be included or an IAP?  What about judges?
180  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Monaco - We take things from you on: April 25, 2013, 10:10:53 PM
I haven't given away any games in a while.  I just grabbed a four pack.  That means I have three to give away.  PM me if interested.  If you're not on my steam friends list, I'll need an email address to send the game.  First come, first served as long as you've posted here before today.  I'll update when they're gone.

Edit: All gone
181  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Crowd funding to save Homeworld on: April 23, 2013, 10:08:39 PM

Quote from: ATB on April 23, 2013, 08:00:09 PM

Quote from: Hrothgar on April 23, 2013, 02:26:30 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 23, 2013, 01:27:01 AM

Quote from: Turtle on April 23, 2013, 12:48:38 AM

But one thing we all know by now is that Gearbox cannot handle two titles being developed at once.

don't worry, Timegate is still around biggrin

Honestly, I'd trust Timegate with Homeworld more than their recent shooters.  The Kohan series was brilliant.
That was a looooooooooooooooooooooooooooong time ago.

It's more recent than Homeworld 2, and there really hasn't been a space RTS since HW2.  I guess you could count Sins of a Solar Empire even though that's more of a 4X game.  Ironclad is busy working on Sins of a Dark Age.  I don't think there's a natural home for Homeworld any more.  Is most of the Homeworld team still at Relic?  I know some of the Cataclysm team went on to form Ironclad and Kerberos (Sword of the Stars).

Anyway my point was mostly that Timegate's shooters have been mediocre at best while they were brilliant when they made RTS's.   Whereas I'd be excited for a new Timegate RTS, I wouldn't even pay attention to another shooter by them.  I think Kato liked Section 8 though.

182  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (04/22) on: April 23, 2013, 05:39:23 PM

Quote from: Crawley on April 23, 2013, 05:18:40 PM

Quote from: rittchard on April 23, 2013, 05:15:53 PM

Quote from: Crawley on April 23, 2013, 12:45:57 AM

Pre-purchased Dead Island on PC - got it for $15 at GMG using a sale and store credit. And just purchase both the original Dragons Dogma for $19 on Amazon and the Dark Arisen. Did always want to get the DD games just never got around to it so nows the perfect time.

From what I read dark arise  is a standalone that includes the original game so I think you don't need to buy that separately?

Gah. Can anyone confirm?

From the DD forums:
Quote from: Yuffie
The Game will be released on Disc at 1st, and will be up as download later in time.

DA:DA is both Original game and DLC.

Do to updates, changes to mechanics of game, and Game play. It wasn't able to be patched.

Buying DA, nets you Original game(which now takes into effect all changes brought by DA(new skills, better menus) Better gear)

DD:DA also comes with all DLC that was released for Dragon's Dogma.

Your Save file from Original copy will also work with new version. (there will even be some new monsters in old areas)
183  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Crowd funding to save Homeworld on: April 23, 2013, 02:26:30 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 23, 2013, 01:27:01 AM

Quote from: Turtle on April 23, 2013, 12:48:38 AM

But one thing we all know by now is that Gearbox cannot handle two titles being developed at once.

don't worry, Timegate is still around biggrin

Honestly, I'd trust Timegate with Homeworld more than their recent shooters.  The Kohan series was brilliant.
184  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Twisted Pixel 4 Pack on: April 20, 2013, 05:23:51 AM
I loved two of those (Comic Jumper and Splosion Man) and enjoyed the other two.  So I heartily endorse this deal.
185  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Remake]Weird Science on: April 20, 2013, 05:12:21 AM
I think Blackjack would like Haley Atwell.  I don't know about the whole remake.  Do computers still feel unknown and magical?
186  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Need videography/photography expert on: April 19, 2013, 03:51:19 AM
I have no idea, but wouldn't it be easier to just use a boom mike with a cable?  It seems like you're just asking for more parts to fail with a wireless lapel mic.  I always assumed those lapel mics were better for studio type sit down interviews.  Wouldn't you need two or more for that kind of thing?
187  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: MSN reviving Heroes? on: April 18, 2013, 02:37:25 AM
There was a season four?
188  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So what would ya say.....ya do here? on: April 17, 2013, 03:33:43 AM

Quote from: TheEgoWhip on April 16, 2013, 09:05:46 PM

I am a CNC Machinist for 3M Abrasive division. Working entirely with super-abrasives.

Well, that explains your personality. 
189  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jonathan Winters, RIP on: April 12, 2013, 11:56:49 PM

Quote from: Moliere on April 12, 2013, 08:46:06 PM

His material never seemed particularly funny,

Wow, that makes me feel old.  He was the funniest comedian I've ever seen.  I saw a couple of times with him and Robin Williams just improving together.  I could not breathe.  Too funny.  You couldn't even describe it. It was the combination of faces, sounds, jabs, jokes, characters and insanity that was so much more than the sum of the parts.  He will be missed.
190  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anybody having problems updating their PS3 games? on: March 30, 2013, 04:34:44 PM
Does your router have logging turned on?  You could look at the logs to find out the IP address that the PS3 is trying to reach when it fails.  Then you could ask your ISP if they are blocking that address for some reason.  If not, you might want to ask Sony customer support if there is anything wrong with the patch server.
191  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Samsung Series 9 Monitor on: March 25, 2013, 02:31:22 AM
It was $899 on Tiger or $920 on Amazon depending on which is better for your tax/shipping circumstances.
192  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Samsung Series 9 Monitor on: March 24, 2013, 12:35:18 AM
The stars . . . they are so beautiful.  I am weak.  It was on sale.  Other than the brightness, I love the default calibration.  I will need a new rig to truly take advantage of it.  Until then I will see what I get to run a playable speeds.  I considered the Dells, but the quality control even on the top monitors seemed so hit and miss (based on reviews).  My one nitpick is why are the USB ports only 2.0?  I think I'm in love.
193  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mystery GOG countdown (now general GOG discussion) on: March 19, 2013, 05:58:34 PM

Quote from: Suitably Ironic Moniker on March 19, 2013, 02:03:48 PM

For those of you waiting for Undying...

Man, that game creeped me out when I first played it.
194  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's a fun toy I don't own? on: March 19, 2013, 05:34:41 PM
Parrot Drone?
Titan Sword?
Futuro Cube?
195  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [??,??,??]The Phantom Pain (MGS5?) on: March 18, 2013, 04:19:56 AM
Don't forget the subliminal frame in the second video that reads:

Project Omega
AI Matrix sector 07-8942
VR Program 'Phantom_Pain.MME'
Contractor: Moby Dick Studios
Subject: Redacted

Purpose:  Treatment of Neurological Damage Sustained in Combat
              Treatment of Combat Psychological Stress

The rest is too hard to read.
196  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA]Pinball FX2 on: March 17, 2013, 09:59:02 PM
The Empire Strikes Back Tournament has started.  Here is the tournament schedule:

    Star Wars Episode V:The Empire Strikes Back table tournament: March 15 22
    Boba Fett table tournament: April 12 19
    Star Wars: The Clone Wars table tournament: May 3 10

I'm really not very good at this table.  I'm struggling to hit 50M while the leaders in the clubhouse are over a billion.  For reference, last I checked, Ping had a score around 150M, though I believe that's on limited playtime.
197  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Company of Heroes 2 on: March 06, 2013, 08:29:22 PM
They've usually used steamworks.  I believe Aliens: Colonial Marines was their last release.  It used steamworks.
198  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA]Pinball FX2 on: March 02, 2013, 10:17:35 PM
Bull, I gave you some targets to shoot for until Ping comes and sets us all in our places.  Enjoy.  I'll look forward to your taunt when you beat my scores. icon_wink
199  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors begin. on: March 02, 2013, 10:16:16 PM
Bull, the only thing I'm unclear on is if Sony's best case scenario would work for you.  That is, if they have Gaikai streaming of PS3 games for every publisher that allows it, would you be satisfied?  Obviously, the disk would still be required for disk based games.  I'm afraid Tilt's right on hardware or emulation solutions.

For me, Microsoft turning their UI into ad central is far more annoying to me.  I was quite content with my blades.
200  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Xbox Live Ultimate Game Sale starts 2-26 on: February 27, 2013, 05:38:40 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 26, 2013, 09:00:21 PM

Quote from: Hrothgar on February 26, 2013, 08:54:02 PM

If you want to use points for purchase, you might want to wait.  They're having a problem with overcharging points.  From Major Nelson:

Update: There is currently a system issue regarding MS Points showing the incorrect price. The team is working on it. So if you want to purchase via points, you should hold off for a bit.

I was wondering about that.  got a bunch of points to burn, seems to be a good time to burn them.

The points issue was fixed last night.
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