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1  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: [PC/360/Ps3] Dishonored on: April 16, 2013, 06:28:38 PM
Nice! I'll have at it this evening.
2  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So what would ya say.....ya do here? on: April 03, 2013, 02:05:55 AM
I get around in software engineering.  LAMP(ish) stack REST architecture and mobile tech mainly.  Now that I'm old(er) I wind up more and more in project and team management roles.  Also a new father.
3  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: MLB 2013 on: March 29, 2013, 07:27:24 PM
Go Giants! smile
4  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Old school Dungeon crawl: 'Legend of Grimrock' on: March 18, 2013, 04:22:08 AM
In. This game transported me back 20 years.
5  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Re: New York's Proposed Cap on Soda Size Gets People Fizzing on: March 17, 2013, 04:49:34 PM
Be sure to wash your bags.
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: [PC/360/Ps3] Dishonored on: March 13, 2013, 01:42:19 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 12, 2013, 08:17:34 PM

DLC news due tomorrow.

Squee!  Barely have time for gaming right now, but I played this game through 2.5 times in a row.
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Old school Dungeon crawl: 'Legend of Grimrock' on: February 21, 2013, 11:01:40 PM
Nice. I loved this game. Felt like i was back in high school. Even broke out my old staple of Mt. Dew and mini pizzas.
8  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Retirement for Veterans on: February 19, 2013, 03:47:04 AM
I have no idea what you guys are directly going through, but I have Mass Respect. I do know what it's like to define life by occupation and then have it suddenly altered. You *can* find it even in civilian life if you follow a passion. Best of luck to you and take care.
9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: System Shock 2 is returning! on: February 14, 2013, 12:51:11 AM
This news gives me special, special feelings. FPS RPGs are hands down my favorite games. And this one is a pillar of the genre. Glad to hear it's holding up over the years. I'll be snagging it tomorrow and diving right in.
10  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Oblivion on: February 13, 2013, 07:20:31 PM
Definitely looks promising! 

That poster format seems to be all the rage in Hollywood...

11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 2/08/13 on: February 09, 2013, 09:17:44 PM
The Cave
12  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: We should just admit we're not that funny in comparison on: January 19, 2013, 04:38:38 AM
Uh, at 1:32 is he beer bonging in to his anus?
13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 4? on: January 12, 2013, 05:45:11 AM

Quote from: Lordnine on January 09, 2013, 10:33:14 PM

Quote from: Laner on January 09, 2013, 09:48:23 PM

Hm... I strongly preferred Fallout 3 to New Vegas.  But I played the GOTY edition of FO3 with all the DLC - not sure if that made a difference.

Regardless, MOAR PLEAZ!
The consensus is generally that people who care a lot about story and or loved the original Fallouts, prefer New Vegas.  People that want a sandbox or really enjoy the Elderscrolls games prefer Fallout3.

Odd, I strongly prefer the first as well but flip the reasons.  Story-driven single-player games are about all I play and really dug the one in the first.  New Vegas just felt unfocused and unpolished.  Put down one for hoping for another game like FO3 from Bethesda.

But either way I'll be happy with another Fallout.
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Far Cry 3 or Dishonored? on: December 27, 2012, 06:57:20 AM
Dishonered has Weepers.  Plague infected types who run at you and want to bite you. So.... That said, the game reacts to your play style. The fewer people you kill the fewer Weepers. There weren't that many spots where they posed a problem on my stealth play.

Also, agree that the game doesn't hold up well played run and gun style. Started a kill em all run through and lost interest on the second mission. It's...too easy?
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 3 or Dishonored? on: December 26, 2012, 11:57:50 PM
I loved Dishonered.  Played through once and immediately started a second "no kill" run-through.  Just finished it up and enjoyed it just as much.  That said, I've keep hearing great things about FC3 and I'm getting close to picking it up.
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (12/10) on: December 13, 2012, 07:27:26 AM
Dishonored: Dunwall City Trials

Just finished up the main campaign and found it to be exactly the type of game I like in every aspect.  thumbsup
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2012: GOTY/GOAT of the year? on: November 28, 2012, 01:08:25 AM

It's been quite awhile since I've played and enjoyed a game this much.  It certainly has bugs and some minor annoyances, but the overall execution is tops to me.

GOAT:  Fortunately I haven't played a game that falls in this category this year.  Whew.
18  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: MLB 2012 Season on: October 31, 2012, 11:15:56 PM
Missed the parade today as well...but not the traffic this morning.  icon_confused  I was in Maui for the last 6 games.  It was great as there were so many Giants fans at the resort.  We all gathered at the pool bar for each game and the cheering, chanting and fervor felt like being at the park.  I listened to the last game on the plane and landed just in time to catch the 10th inning on an airport TV.  What a great season and amazing post-season run.  Once again I'm exhausted but ready for 2013 to start.  Go Giants!

A big tip of the hat to the Tigers.  Leyland's a class act in my book.  Felt a bit sorry for them (but didn't mind the sweep as a Giants' fan).
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] XCOM: Enemy Unknown on: October 12, 2012, 07:32:43 PM
My only member carrying a med-pack went down.  No one could help her even though the med-pack was right there in her pack.  I understand not swapping items, but not being able to use it doesn't make sense.

Really enjoying the game, though.
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 09/28/12 on: September 28, 2012, 06:42:56 PM
21  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon Kindle: Kindle Paperwhite! Updated Fire! Kindle Fire HD! on: September 09, 2012, 05:47:21 AM
Wow, that was fast.  About face!  Smart decision.
22  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon Kindle: Kindle Paperwhite! Updated Fire! Kindle Fire HD! on: September 07, 2012, 11:45:08 PM
WTF?  While I prefer my Nexus 7 over my Fire, if true, this killed any interest I had in the new Fires.

All Kindle Fires sold to US customers will have home screen ads
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Telltale]The Walking Dead on: July 18, 2012, 06:21:50 PM

Quote from: The Grue on July 18, 2012, 03:17:36 PM

Do the choices really matter, though?  Has anyone gone back and played both ways on some of these choices to see if it really plays out differently?  For instance, I think on the farm that who you chose didn't matter as far as the eventual outcome...just mattered with how certain people perceived you.  I've gotten the feeling a couple of times that the choice didn't actually impact how things would play out, but haven't tested it to see.

Spoiler for Hiden:
No, they don't seem to affect who lives and dies.  I went back thinking I would have different "NPCs" in my party based on who I chose to save.  I played up to the farm choice and the ultimate outcome was the same so I stopped. Only difference is the reaction people give you. Disappointing, but I imagine a truly dynamic game didn't fit the design scope or budget. 

That said, I didn't play any further.  Still have immensely enjoyed the first two episodes.
24  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Good luck tomorrow, Pete on: July 10, 2012, 04:44:43 AM
All the best to you! 
25  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Updated: Admitted to the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy! on: February 21, 2012, 10:40:11 PM
Congrats, Pete!  All the best to you and your wife.
26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: It's time for another Xbox 360 Dashboard update- Now with entertainment lineup! on: December 05, 2011, 07:38:26 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on December 05, 2011, 04:18:19 PM

I wonder what the MLB stuff will be like.  I currently purchase the MLB package through my cable company every baseball season, and while expensive, I at least get my money's worth by watching 90% of Philadelphia's games.  I'm curious if Xbox Live's coverage will allow me to keep from having to purchase it in the future.

Hey Pete.  I imagine this is the standard MLB.TV package they offer on  I've purchased this the past two years and find it really nice.

- Stream "all" (see the Bad below) games to my computer, phone (iOS or Android), iPad and PS3.
- PS3 app (which I hope the 360 will mimic if it's not the same one outright) allows you to go back and watch previous games, skip to innings, etc
- Web browser app allows you to watch up to 4 games simultaneously.

- Local teams are blacked out.
- Other blackout windows (weekend day games and some random bullshit I'm sure is tied to advertising money)
- You have to pay extra for post season coverage

The local thing is a pain in the ass, but I cover that problem with my Slingbox (watching sports is pretty much the only thing I use it for).  Plus, that wouldn't be an issue for you (allows me to catch a bunch of Cardinals games, my child hood team).  Overall I'm looking forward to the addition as it's one of the few reasons I turn on my PS3.

Lastly, fear the beard and go Giants!
27  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: It is as of right now official. I clicked the "submit application" button... on: December 01, 2011, 09:08:26 PM
28  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox is 10 years old today!! on: November 15, 2011, 08:33:43 PM
I miss The Duke.  Fit my my mitts perfectly (although I prefer 360 controller button layout).  Very fond memories of this console.
29  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Need a new hat on: October 13, 2011, 11:27:54 PM
I occasionally wear a golf hat:

30  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Google+ on: July 09, 2011, 01:09:59 AM
""Your nickname won't be shown on your profile, but it may be used (instead of your full name) in other Google services."
31  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Any Pug Owners on: June 22, 2011, 04:58:56 PM
I lived with two black pugs for 6 months and loved being around them.  While they do make excellent apartments dogs, they are very attached and affectionate creatures.  Leaving them alone is stressful on a notably above average level.  The stress was reduced when they went from one to two, though.

The Pug’s reason for living is to be near their people and to please them, and their sturdiness makes them a family favorite. They are comfortable in small apartments because they need minimal exercise, but the breed can adapt easily to all situations.
32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MagicKa - Diablo style Coop Mage Action :) on: January 26, 2011, 09:00:31 PM
PC indie Magicka a "hit" despite broken, negligent release

33  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 2009 NFL Season has started! on: November 03, 2009, 01:40:12 AM
True, but I also remember the fans and press had been bemoaning for quite some time their old QB who wasn't winning super bowls anymore.  They have equal blame and from my perspective it was just a bad situation.  Favre showed he had regained his class on Sunday by how he handled it.  The booing was low class, spiteful and uncalled for under any circumstances.  Shame on the fans.  I don't blame him one bit for not having difficulty deciding if he wanted to go back to an obviously ungrateful fan base.
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/02) on: November 02, 2009, 06:06:06 PM
Dragon Age 360
35  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 2009 NFL Season has started! on: November 02, 2009, 12:31:33 AM

Quote from: naednek on November 02, 2009, 12:16:36 AM

I don't understand why the packer fans were booing Favre.  He made that team a sucess the last 12+years.  Yes he left and played for other teams, but so do other players. 

Jerry Rice left to play the Raiders, and when he came to SF he'd get standing ovations.  Favre should get the same respect.

Agreed 100%.  I thought that was pretty tasteless.  He's a legendary QB who bled yellow and green for most of his career.  They had a weird breakup but it's no reason for that kind of reception.  I'm glad it was a great game which is originally all I wanted from it.  But after that booing I was glad to see him win.

Big bummer for the 49ers.  They had that game but couldn't seal the deal offensively in the second half.  My buds at work will certainly be solemn tomorrow.

As for the Cowboys, I'm just glad to see good Romo showing up for games and the Dallas D performing up to potential.  I'll enjoy the ride while it lasts. smile  The big test will be to see if they can hang with the red hot Eagles next week.
36  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo DSi LL/XL on: October 29, 2009, 05:54:17 PM
As someone who's large mitts loved the original X-Box "Duke" controller, this news makes me very happy.   thumbsup
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/19) on: October 19, 2009, 05:58:47 AM
Borderlands pending good reviews.
38  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How many jobs do you have? on: October 19, 2009, 05:55:17 AM
Someone had to do it...
39  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How many jobs do you have? on: October 18, 2009, 06:11:58 AM
One.  But I work 10-14 hours a day M-F and usually a good half-day on the weekends.  It's something I thought I'd never do, it's not sustainable, but for now my job rocks as I'm learning tons and am digging the challenge.
40  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 10/16 on: October 16, 2009, 10:52:31 PM
Brutal Legend
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