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81  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [Vita] Tearaway on: December 21, 2013, 06:15:58 AM
It's $17.99 on digital flash sale on PSN until Monday.
82  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [TellTale] Fables: The Wolf Among Us on: December 10, 2013, 02:56:11 AM

Quote from: EddieA on December 08, 2013, 12:12:50 PM

I hope that the fact that they'll soon have two ongoing series, plus two more coming in 2014, doesn't mean they're spreading themselves too thin.  I know there are probably different teams for different games, but three months (at least) is really too long of a gap for an episodic series.

It's kind of ironic since we kept saying that no one is doing episodic content right until Telltale started monthly releases.  Hopefully none of this is the result of poor financial management.
83  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Mysterious Glowing Creature Filmed in Bristol Harbor on: December 07, 2013, 05:38:20 PM
Well, that didn't last long.  From the link at the bottom of the article:

Alien like creature revealed as PR stunt for TV show
84  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2013 -- Week 14 on: December 06, 2013, 11:24:54 PM
The Texans embarrassed the NFL and the city of Houston yesterday.  I didn't think Gary Kubiak needed to be fired until last night.  Apparently Bob McNair agreed.  The special teams were awful all season and got their position coach fired.  I guess it's time for the speculation to begin.  Lovie? Chuckie?  Wade is loved around here, but the defense has let the team down at the wrong time all season as well.
85  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Plus - Now with lots more free games! on: November 30, 2013, 07:26:58 PM
Before they took down the verification servers, you couldn't redeem a plus subscription code on a PC.  You needed to do it on a PS3, PS4 or vita.  Once you've got an active plus subscription, you can use the web store to 'purchase' all the plus games available even if you don't have the system yet.
86  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Re: Just got a new monitor and it feels "wierd" on: November 25, 2013, 06:21:32 AM
Did you look at the new line of Mono price monitors?   I'm happy with my Samsung, but if I hadn't bought it yet, those would have caught my eye.

Sent from my S4 using Tapatalk 2
87  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is the worst game you've ever played? on: November 19, 2013, 03:52:31 AM
Ever?  Way back in the day, I used to type in programs from Antic magazine.  All the games were pretty simple but most had pages of code.  That's where I learned that even one small error can ruin a program.  So it could take hours to type in and debug.  One was supposed to be a strategy game but turned out to be a number pattern puzzle game.  I hated it and hated that I had wasted all that time on it.  As I recall sometimes it would produce an invalid pattern, and you couldn't win.

More recently, I've tried to avoid awful games, but Geist and the Bionic Commando reboot had me intrigued.  I should have trusted reviews on those.
88  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: [Target] B2G1 PS4/XB1 launch games. Amazon too! on: November 12, 2013, 06:37:31 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 12, 2013, 05:21:10 PM

Target doesn't sell Knack in stores.  Sigh.

Someone should tell my Target.  They had it on display.  I went there before the Amazon sale went live.  They had limited quantities out.  I grabbed Killzone, AC4 and grabbed a PS3 title as my third since I didn't see any other PS4 game I couldn't live without.
89  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 14 days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: November 02, 2013, 02:06:54 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 01, 2013, 10:53:14 PM

Quote from: Caine on November 01, 2013, 07:44:07 PM

Quote from: Turtle on November 01, 2013, 06:23:07 PM

(Michael Kane voice): Some posters just want to see the forum burn...


Looks left and up, just a bit.
 Head meets wall

icon_lol

Haven't we had enough arguing in here without bringing up the JFK assassination?

 nod
90  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron on: November 01, 2013, 06:08:35 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 01, 2013, 03:10:28 AM

no love for the Red Hulk?  Grey vs Red!

How can you ask for more Hulk when we have the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.?  I've seen a couple of episodes.  These are full time hulks with no puny human forms.  It is amusing to hear Faith the vampire slayer and the Kurgan bickering with their thoughtful leader, Hulk.  So it's kind of like Red vs. Grey.
91  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Announcement] Gaming Trend unveils a new review and scoring system! on: October 29, 2013, 04:23:51 AM
I was just thinking about this after reading the Batman review.  Pretty much everyone else grades from 70-100.  If I'm a publisher, why would I ever want to send you a prerelease copy of a game?  Even a decent score from you will drag down my metacritic/gamerankings average.  It might get you more readers as some people like to check out the outliers, but if I were a publisher, I'd cut you off.
92  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the Apple iPad on: October 23, 2013, 05:39:08 AM
So the new mini is identical to the ipad air except for size?  Hmm.  Tough choice.
93  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [HELP!] Job seeking advice needed on: October 19, 2013, 08:03:11 PM
The people I know who hire others put a lot of stock in personal recommendations.  I'd definitely focus on networking.  Volunteering may even help here.  Good luck.
94  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gaming Trend to speak at SXSWi 2014 with Richard Garriott? YES! It's happening! on: October 15, 2013, 05:27:24 PM
Congrats.  It sounded interesting even if I didn't know you guys.  Knock em dead.  Or is it break a leg.  I forget.
95  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: October 03, 2013, 09:40:53 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on October 03, 2013, 03:22:08 PM


BTW, PS4 supports head tracking with the PSeye as well.  PS4 Warthunder is going to be using it.

I read that as Wart Hunter.  I was wondering who would buy that game.  slywink
96  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Titan Quest + Riptide - Street Fighter x Tekken on: September 30, 2013, 05:31:03 AM
Again?  Does Titan Quest hold the record for most deal appearances?
97  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Time to review: NFL helmet redesigns on: September 29, 2013, 04:09:25 AM
You forgot the Jaguars.  Are they emerging ready to pounce or about to slink back into the shadows? icon_wink
98  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: PS Vita Impressions! Price drop! Casual Edition! Vita TV! on: September 28, 2013, 04:56:21 AM
Well, my wife got me a Vita for our anniversary.  It certainly wowed me more than the PSP or the 3DS did.  Also, for the first time, my instant game collection feels like an instant game collection.  It's nice to game choices when just starting out with the system.  I apologize to anyone on my friends list getting spammed with announcements that I installed or started a new game.
99  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Joss Whedon's new tv show on: September 26, 2013, 02:20:26 AM
Was Tahiti some obscure comics reference that was supposed to clue us in on what happened to Coulson?  I know the Life Model Decoy theory has been bandied about.  Both Hill and Book were suitably vague.

Overall I enjoyed the show.  They really made it feel like they were building a team to parallel the Avengers, lots of talent, don't play well with others and having to form a cohesive unit.  It also felt like a Whedon show.  Good start.
100  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Pinball FX 2 + Gunpoint - Age of Empires 3 on: September 19, 2013, 05:41:25 AM
How odd.  I found Blade very average.  You can try out any table to see if you like it.  Here are my favorite Marvel tables

Wolverine
Fantastic Four
Captain America
Spiderman
World War Hulk
Avengers
Xmen

Pretty much in that order.  Pretty sad that the Plants vs. Zombies table hasn't made it to Steam yet.  I like that table.  Paranormal and Mars are worth checking out.
101  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors begin. on: September 06, 2013, 09:53:51 PM
You think Kinect 2.0 takes up a lot of room.  Just wait until Sony announces multiplayer Omni support.

Virtuix Omni
102  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Homeworld: Shipbreakers on: September 03, 2013, 10:05:04 PM
The original Homeworld manual described the planet Kharak as a mostly desert world fought over by the various clans of the Kushan.  After centuries of warfare, the Kushan are united by the discovery of a giant starship with advanced technology, the hyperspace core and a map to Hiigara, home.

I'd imagine this game would cover the last years of the clan warfare.  It might even include the discovery of the giant ship and the efforts at unification.  After all, even if history says they united, that doesn't mean that everyone agreed.  If a strong clan suddenly had access to more advanced technology and a new, powerful sense of purpose, they might well unite the warring factions, one way or another.
103  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: September 03, 2013, 03:18:24 PM
Yes, but what about external fan support?  icon_wink
104  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: How are you feeling about your pre-orders now? on: September 02, 2013, 05:19:57 AM
That is nice.  I'm not sure I agree though.  For this generation I found the Xbox least family friendly.  Most of my titles are M rated.  I do have few Kinect titles the kids play, but they usually want to play the Playstation or the Wii.

For family games this gen in my house:

1. Wii
2. Playstation 3
3. Xbox 360

I don't expect much to change next generation.  I could be wrong.  There's a good chance I'll pick an Xbone before the WiiU.  I'm starting with the PS4.  I'm sure I'll end up with all three.
105  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Buying a new gaming rig on: August 31, 2013, 03:34:31 AM
3D Mark scores aren't spectacular, but pretty good:

Ice Storm 158368
Cloud Gate 22543
Fire Strike  7100

that's a GTX 770 and i7 4770k.
106  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Buying a new gaming rig on: August 29, 2013, 01:50:58 AM
Thank you.  One day I'll get a Falcon NW rig, but not now.  Maybe after the baby's through with college.  Anyway, I did end up getting a Cyberpower rig similar to the last one I posted.  Perhaps I should have paid for the expedited build since I ended up waiting 8 business days for them to get to me in the queue.  It's pretty sweet though.  It's lighter, faster and quieter.

Right now I hate Windows 8, but that's only because it's different than what I'm used to.  I think it could grow on me.  The mere seconds to boot is nice though.   It will probably be even better after 8.1.

Are there any good USB 3.0 hubs out there?  Reviews seem to indicate a lot of disconnect problems with removable hard drives.
107  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: PS Vita Impressions! Price drop on system and memory! on: August 21, 2013, 03:58:22 AM
So I guess there's not going to be a Vita 2000 any time soon.  Perhaps it's finally time to bite.
108  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Best Gaming Laptop for different price ranges on: August 19, 2013, 02:05:26 PM
Last time I was looking for a notebook, I found that Sager had a good line up. I didn't end up buying from them, but I found them quite useful for comparison.  They are well rated.
109  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [xbox 360]Games with Gold on: August 16, 2013, 09:37:32 PM
I appreciate the thought, but mature games just don't show up there with the family controls on.  I thought they'd show up behind my password wall, but they're completely blocked.

So thank you CK for the direct links.  I suppose I prefer too effective parental controls than ineffective ones.  There is a work around, so I'm ok.
110  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [xbox 360]Games with Gold on: August 09, 2013, 04:36:23 AM
Honestly, it's probably all the family setting hoops I had to jump through to make sure my kids wouldn't see anything they shouldn't when trying to play Fruit Ninja, Kinect Party or Once Upon a Monster.  Still, how hard is it to make sure Games with Gold is one of the featured blocks?

When time is the major limiting factor in my gaming, wasting my time with stuff that's not fun is the biggest gaming sin.  I did look by name (and in games) but it didn't show up.  When I next turn it on, I fully expect a huge banner for Games with Gold.
111  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Have you ever beaten....an Ultima game? on: August 09, 2013, 03:44:20 AM
I'm pretty sure I only beat VII and the first Underworld.  I made it half way through IX before a game ending bug.  That kind of soured me on the series.
112  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Have you ever beaten....a Wing Commander game? on: August 09, 2013, 03:38:46 AM
I beat 1,2 and Privateer.  I played 3 and Privateer 2.  I'm pretty sure I was in a an anti FMV mode at the time and didn't like them on principle.  I should probably give them another chance.
113  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Have you ever beaten....a Zelda title? on: August 09, 2013, 03:33:03 AM
I've played a bunch of them, but I'm pretty sure I've only ever beaten Wind Waker.  I loved that game.
114  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [xbox 360]Games with Gold on: August 09, 2013, 03:30:59 AM
I remembered this right before dinner.  I thought I'd grab it quick, let it download over dinner and play after dinner.  I look all over the xbox UI.  I try to bing crackdown.  I look it up on games on demand.  There's no sign of the game or games with gold.  Thanks a lot Microsoft.  I have to log into the xbox.com website on my computer, search for games with gold and 'purchase' it.  I can't wait to see their one box to rule them all.  Are they trying to limit the number of people who get their free game, or are they just incompetent? 

I thought this promotion was supposed to generate good will.
115  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Buying a new gaming rig on: August 07, 2013, 03:28:16 AM
A couple more:

Alienware Aurora Desktop $1699

Software & Services
PROCESSOR   2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3820 processor (10M Cache, Overclocked up to 4.1 GHz)   
OPERATING SYSTEM   Windows 8, 64-bit, English   
MEMORY   8GB (4 X 2GB) Quad Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz   
VIDEO CARD   NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 660 1.5GB GDDR5   
HARD DRIVE   256GB SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Drive   
SOUND CARD   Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio   
OPTICAL DRIVE   Single Drive: Dual Layer Blu-ray Reader (BD-ROM, DVD±RW, CD-RW)

Cyberpower Power Mega III 1000 Video (NO MONITOR) $1,726.00

Configuration


    CAS: Thermaltake Urban S21 Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ USB 3.0
    CD: LG 14X Internal Blu-ray Burner, BD-RE, DVD+RW, 3D Playback Combo Drive (Black Color)
    CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-4770K 3.50 GHz 8MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1150 (All Venom OC Certified)
    FAN: Corsair Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Single Standard 120MM Fan)
    HDD: 128GB ADATA SP900 SATA-III 6.0Gb/s - 550 MB/s Read & 520 MB/s Write (Single Drive)
    HDD2: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
    IUSB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
    KEYBOARD2: (Keyboard & Mouse Combo) Razer Cyclosa Gaming Keyboard & Abyssus Gaming Mouse [+0]
    MEMORY: 16GB (8GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (ADATA XPG V2)
    MOTHERBOARD: [CrossFireX/SLI] MSI Z87-G45 Gaming Intel Z87 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ Military Class 4, OC Genie II, 7.1 Sound Blaster Cinema Audio, Killer E2205 GbLAN, 3 Gen3 PCIe x16 & 4 PCIe x1 (Extreme OC Certified) [+87]
    MOUSE1: AZZA Optical 1600dpi Gaming Mouse with Weight Adjustable Cartridge [+4]
    NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
    OS: Microsoft® Windows 8 Pro (64-bit Edition)
    POWERSUPPLY: 750 Watts - Thermaltake SMART Series SP-750PCBUS 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply [+17]
    SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
    SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
    VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [-13] (EVGA Superclocked ACX Cooling)

Hmm.  I kind of like that last one.  Is anything wrong with it?
116  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Buying a new gaming rig on: August 07, 2013, 02:58:07 AM
True, you'll never win going straight retail, but once it's built and shipped, it's a sunk cost.  If you can find a good sale or clearance, you can get a better deal.   
117  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Buying a new gaming rig on: August 05, 2013, 04:08:30 AM
I went by Fry's today to see if anything could inspire an impulse purchase.  Almost all their display models were low end.  There were three units that, based on specs, should have made for a decent rig.  Not one of the three would boot to the desktop.  Way to inspire confidence guys.  My son liked the paint job on the ibuypower rig.  My wife thought it was too gaudy.  I mainly cared that it wouldn't boot.  First time I'd ever seen one and it didn't work.

They did have this ASUS in stock, but it wasn't on display.  Nothing about it (including the price) screamed buy me.  I went home empty handed.  I guess it's time to start research again.
118  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Have you ever beaten....a Command & Conquer title? on: August 05, 2013, 02:53:18 AM
Yes, Red Alert 2, Generals, 3: Tiberium Wars, Red Alert 3 as well as Dune II and Emperor: Battle for Dune.
119  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors begin. on: July 27, 2013, 05:29:27 AM
Weren't there reports like six months ago that Sony had been considering shipping with 4GB ram?  I can't imagine anyone thought that half a gig of ram would compete in the coming generation.
120  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So we're having twins on: July 22, 2013, 04:13:15 PM
We've all been there.  Doubling it is kind of crazy.  We had two families in our church.  One had quads, the other had quints about a year later.  Our church provided an exceptional amount of support including meals, diapers, baby sitting, shopping, money and some occasional overnight help.  They were still zombies for over a year.  It was cute seeing them show up on Sundays in their matching outfits, but we were all glad it was them and not us.  If it makes you feel any better, I'm up nights as well now.  I'm sure I'm getting a little more sleep than you though. 

Our first was a preemie.  When he finally came home, he had an alarm monitor.  It gave out a piercing shriek every time his heart rate or breathing dropped below a set threshold.  There's nothing like the sheer terror of awaking thinking your baby is dying.  95% of the time he had just pulled off one of the leads.  The other five percent he was just breathing too shallow.  Those alarms nearly gave me a heart attack.  He's a big strong, healthy eight year old now.  I haven't had alarm nightmares for years.  Good luck.
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