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81  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+.
82  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
83  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.
84  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.
85  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.
86  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.
87  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.
88  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.
89  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.
90  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?
91  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.
92  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.
93  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.
94  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.
95  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.
96  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.
97  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. 
98  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.
99  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.
100  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Steam] Dogs of War: Online on: February 25, 2014, 03:35:08 AM
I guess it's not a remake or online only version of this game then.
101  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Bravely Default coming to North America on: February 24, 2014, 05:57:19 PM
I'm only closing in on the end of chapter two.  I'm having a lot of fun.  I don't think I've enjoyed a JRPG this much since FFXII.  I'm not really using abililink.  I do like the summon friend attacks.  Bob is the only one who's sent his attack out enough for me to increase affinity with him.  Thanks Bob.  I try to send my updated attacks out on a regular basis.  I am looking forward to completing Norende so I don't have to keep updating my special attacks.  It's pretty nice when you reduce the enemies magical resistance and elemental resistance to something you have a bonus on.  Even better if you can poison them too.  

And wow.  Those ranger outfits are even sillier than I expected.
102  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Guardians of the Galaxy on: February 19, 2014, 06:00:24 PM
Count me in the minority, but I thought that was an awful trailer.  I had less interest in watching the movie after seeing it.
103  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Bravely Default coming to North America on: February 17, 2014, 04:36:56 AM
Well, I maxed out the demo city and defeated the Adamantoise.  I think I'd rather grind in the main game than the demo.  I certainly got a feel for the system getting max level on one job each and getting to level 10.  I think I'm ready for the real thing.  Let's see how long this takes to download.  I added everyone who had a code listed in the thread.  It'll be interesting to see your characters and abililinks.
104  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Bravely Default coming to North America on: February 16, 2014, 05:33:49 AM
This thread got me interested in the game (since I didn't even realize the Final Fantasy connection).  I grabbed the demo.  I didn't realize I missed the big friend/profile update.  It definitely seems like my kind of game.  I'll probably grab the full game after I'm done tooling around in the demo.  Do I need to collect all eight things before I start the main game?  I don't see any sales on the game.  Is there any reason to go cartridge over digital?  Here's my friend code:


I'll work on adding everyone in this thread.  I'm sure I'll have some more questions soon.
105  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Star Wars Rebels on: February 14, 2014, 10:08:03 PM

Quote from: Kagath on February 13, 2014, 06:14:59 PM

This came to mind for me.
106  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Kickstarter] Unsung Story, spiritual successor to FF Tactics on: February 14, 2014, 06:14:23 PM
Well, you never know how many people out there don't feel comfortable with Kickstarter/Amazon Payments.  Here's what the devs said:

Quote from: Playdek
Again we want to reassure everyone that we will open up PayPal after this campaign ends and we are more than happy to prove going forward the value of the game through continued development progress updates.

We are confident that we will be able to build up more confidence in this game and reach all of the goals we set out to accomplish. This may happen quick after the campaign, or it might take a few months, but either way it is still possible.

So it's certainly still possible.
107  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Kickstarter] Unsung Story, spiritual successor to FF Tactics on: February 14, 2014, 03:51:31 AM
Last 24 hours.  They need about 19k to get it funded.  They should make it if all the fence sitters get moving.  Tick tock.

Edit:  Well, that didn't take long.  I doubt they'll make any of the stretch goals, but they will get funded.  They did mention opening up paypal after the Kickstarter to try to reach some of the stretch goals. 
108  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Phoenix Police Shoot, Kill Man Wielding Samurai Sword on: February 13, 2014, 05:34:47 PM

It's not one of Ron's friends is it? I'm sure there's some joke about Pete spiking the punch at the GT Valentine's day party, but I won't go there since someone died.

I wonder what the guy was on if three tasers couldn't bring him down.
109  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Broken Age (formerly Double Fine Adventure) on: February 10, 2014, 06:40:20 PM
Well, that was shorter than I thought.  It was fun and not too hard.  Maybe I misunderstood the whole so big we have to break it into two parts.  I look forward to part two, but I hope it's a bit longer if it wants to live up to some of the classics.  At least I never ended up fighting the interface more than playing the game.

Was Shay's adventure easier or did I just get back in the adventure game groove after playing Vella?
110  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (02/10) on: February 10, 2014, 05:54:54 PM

Quote from: The Grue on February 10, 2014, 03:24:18 PM

Toukiden: The Age of Demons

Impressions please.
111  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon Prime price hike coming? on: February 10, 2014, 05:52:13 PM

Quote from: Lee on February 10, 2014, 03:12:37 PM

There was no storm

Really?  Tell that to my sister who was iced in and without power in Oregon.
112  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Blackguards (turn-based tactical strategy/RPG) on: February 06, 2014, 10:50:45 PM
You might want to go outside and make sure you can still stand the sunlight.  Also, I think Purge has something of yours.   slywink
113  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon Prime price hike coming? on: February 06, 2014, 05:47:14 AM
Which is interesting since I found an old link to and it now takes you to Amazon's software section.
114  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2014 Offseason on: February 06, 2014, 01:40:46 AM

Quote from: naednek on February 05, 2014, 11:59:51 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on February 05, 2014, 07:41:02 PM

CBS is getting half of the Thursday night games next season

If the 49ers play on a Thursday I hope it's going to be in the 2nd part of the season.  I'm ditching satellite and will only have over the air.

I think you have that backwards unless you don't want to watch the game. 

Having CBS produce all the Thursday games should be a big improvement.  The only thing I liked about their broadcast was the creative use of graphics.  I will say that Mayock is great during the draft.  I like him less as a color guy.
115  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Games you wish you could get into but can't on: February 01, 2014, 07:34:42 AM
Backlog slaying.  It sounds great, but I'm convinced it's just not for me.
116  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Captain America: The Winter Soldier confirmed on: February 01, 2014, 07:23:55 AM
I'm pretty sure he's talking about Captain America: Super Soldier.  It was a pretty fun game.   Cap did feel pretty powerful compared to the movie.
117  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2890 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: January 26, 2014, 05:05:13 AM
Time for another meaningless anecdotal report.  My local Target had 3 Xbones.  They also had 3 PS4's.  They had a bunch of 2&3DS's.  They had no Vita's and no PS4 cameras.  So clearly PS4 to Vita chat is the only killer app this generation and the new consoles are doomed.  I had to look to even find the WiiU display.  They were in stock.
118  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/PS3] Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance on: January 25, 2014, 09:54:31 PM

Quote from: Ridah on January 25, 2014, 08:32:55 PM

Fuck this game. Fuck this game. Fuck this game.
I literally hate this game

Total time played?   icon_twisted
119  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV]Marvel's Agent Carter on: January 20, 2014, 11:52:01 PM

Quote from: sgoldj on January 20, 2014, 11:05:48 PM

I wonder if they could throw a Human Torch episode or two in that kind of show. Or Namor. Both active during WWII

What about Toro and Union Jack?  Or the Liberty Legion (The Thin Man!  Whizzer! Jack Frost!)?   icon_biggrin
120  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on: January 18, 2014, 06:40:04 AM
I was wondering about the Clairvoyant and Quinn.

Spoiler for Hidden:
What if the Clairvoyant wasn't the big bad this season and Quinn was?  Then I thought the Clairvoyant could be the big bad for season 2.  But season 2 would be ending right about the time of the Avengers 2.  So what if the Clairvoyant was Ultron?  Perhaps it was a data sifting supercomputer (maybe with some alien technology incorporated into it) for a NSA type agency that achieved sentience.  All these efforts could be directed toward creating the perfect body to house it.  Probably a bridge too far, but it struck me as interesting
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