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41  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: May 13, 2014, 07:03:59 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on May 13, 2014, 06:51:15 PM

For those who are now saying they're interested in an Xbox One without the Kinect, do you realize you could have gotten one with the Kinect for $450 with a free game and a year of Xbox Live a few weeks ago?  Effectively making it a $390 console plus a game.  Are you really that adamantly against Kinect that not having one is a better deal than having one with free games for the same price?

Yes. To me it was a statement, even if it was $390. I didn't want Kinect and was not willing to buy a system with Kinect forced down my throat. Voting with my dollars and all that.
42  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: May 13, 2014, 06:14:52 PM
About time, although probably too late for a lot of people. Me and six of my friends went 360->PS4 this gen to avoid Kinect and are very unlikely to own two consoles. If they had done this at launch I would have had a much tougher decision. Actually, scratch that, I would have actually had A decision to make.

Good news for those that are in the market for the console and didn't want Kinect though.
43  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Back into the iOs realm - your top 3 games? on: May 12, 2014, 02:59:29 PM
My brother-in-law got me a $30 gift card for iTunes which means....*rubs hands together gleefully*....SPENDING SPREE!!!!
44  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: May 10, 2014, 11:39:03 PM
Oh god I love quick counts. Thought I'd hate them but after trying them it's hard to go back to full length games.
45  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: May 10, 2014, 11:37:57 PM
The Show The Show The Show The Show and then change it up by playing more The Show.

And then a bit of The Show for good measure.
46  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Kickstarter] new Amplitude from Harmonix on: May 06, 2014, 05:50:15 PM
With the success of Guitar Hero then Rock Band 1/2/3/Beatles, they still need to solicit Kickstarter funding? Where'd all their money go?
47  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PS3/PS4/Vita] MLB 14 The Show on: May 06, 2014, 05:43:02 PM
We used to have a ton of sports gamers on here but I think we've lost a bunch over the years. Anybody picking this up today (or grabbed the PS3 version last month)? This is my most anticipated next-gen game of 2014 and I just grabbed my copy at lunch. Can't wait to fire it up tonight. I'll post impressions if anyone is interested.

I'll probably start off by playing some Quick Count games but eventually I want to get a RttS player going since I will now be able to transfer him to future versions of the game.
48  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Great Cable Purge of 2014 on: May 06, 2014, 02:26:21 PM

Quote from: Caine on May 05, 2014, 07:49:04 PM



I'm in tech support so I get the basic steps to check.  it just kills me when they get on the line and won't break from the script even after I tell them that I've already checked all that.

Because if their tech support centre is anything like the one I worked in you get random calls evaluated and your score is based on making sure certain items are checked off the list. Modem straight to PC, checking connections, resets, etc are all part of the troubleshooting checklist. If you miss a step and it ends up being a connection issue after all and that is one of the calls you're evaluated on? Hurts your review which hurts your promotion chances which hurts your hourly rate increase, etc.
49  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Great Cable Purge of 2014 on: May 05, 2014, 03:53:09 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on May 05, 2014, 03:04:17 PM

So he's like, "Can you please remove the coaxial cable and make sure the wire is not bent." I'm like, "Listen, my box worked fine before I went in and had my service changed. It does not work now that I've had my service changed. I have a hard time believing the coaxial cable magically and coincidentally got bent on the same day I got my service changed." He goes back and types and fiddles around, then resets it one more time and lo and behold it starts working properly.

As someone who spent a year in Cable/Internet technical support in a previous lifetime I feel the need to step in here.

Yes, the coaxial cable can magically and coincidentally get damaged the same day you got your service changed. It happens more times than you think. I've had calls where people complain that their service stopped working immediately after changing their service remotely and it was only after 20 minutes of hard questioning did we find out that they neglected to mention that they moved the box to a new TV and ultimately didn't tighten the coaxial cable enough to get a signal. I've had people refuse to troubleshoot any connection and the problem was they neglected to plug in a key cable even though they INISTED it was done properly.

I was always very adamant that customer check their connections before I do ANYTHING else for them.

"Is your cable box connected properly?"
"Yes"
"Can you actually see that it's connected properly?"
"No"
"Please go and check the connections and make sure everything is tightly connected."

You won't believe how many support calls are solved right there and then. Sometimes rephrasing the question "Is the cable bent?" is enough to have them actually get hands on with the connection.

Bottom line, yes it's insulting to you being a tech-guy but you forget there are millions of people that have no clue. It's hard to tell on the phone right away who's got a clue and who doesn't.
50  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (5/4) on: May 05, 2014, 03:45:19 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on May 05, 2014, 02:52:50 PM

Bound By Flame for me but I'm waiting for reviews. I'm sure The Show is great but I'm just not enough of a baseball fan to plunk $60 on it.

It's now $70 for new releases here in Canada-land. That pushes prices of games over the limit from "sure why not" when it comes to day one releases to "only certain games a few times a year". For me The Show is a $70 game.
51  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Mom's Day Ideas: For teh wife and Momz? on: May 05, 2014, 01:27:18 PM
I got my wife a necklace with two linked hearts that have each kid's names inscribed as well as their birthstone.
52  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (5/4) on: May 05, 2014, 01:26:04 PM
It's SHOW time!!!  icon_biggrin icon_biggrin icon_biggrin

Half the reason I got a PS4 is coming out this week (the other half is the Kinect will never see the inside of my house). I'm so pumped.
53  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 5/2/14 on: May 02, 2014, 03:52:21 PM
Hearthstone, Hearthstone, Hearthstone.

Otherwise not much gaming. Going to finish up a couple books I'm reading and other odds and ends so that when The Show comes out on Tuesday and basically dominates my gaming time for the summer I won't have any unfinished "projects".
54  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Back into the iOs realm - your top 3 games? on: May 02, 2014, 03:02:25 PM
Dante, thanks for the list, I'll take a look at all of those.
55  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Back into the iOs realm - your top 3 games? on: May 02, 2014, 03:02:06 PM

Quote from: Crusis on May 01, 2014, 10:18:47 PM

Don't forget Warhammer: Quest. The game is ridiculously addictive.

I'll have to try this one next. I'm spending waaaaay too much time with Hearthstone at the moment though. So addicting.
56  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / 32GB Nexus 7 (2012) - PRICE DROP! on: May 02, 2014, 02:19:58 PM
I'm selling off my 32GB Nexus 7 tablet (2012 edition) with leather book-style case ($40 value). It's in great condition, no visible scratches or dead pixels or anything like that. I'm only selling it because I decided to give the iOS tablet world a try with an iPad mini and I have no need for two tablets.

Checking out sites online (ebay, etc), people seem to be selling this model used or refurbished for about $120-$140 + shipping. I'll offer the whole package (Tablet + case + shipping) for $150.
57  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tomb Raider on: May 02, 2014, 01:47:43 PM
Is it me or does this game make a huge turn in direction and become a frustratingly difficult 3rd person action shooter towards the end of the game. Maybe I just suck at it but I feel like I'm playing a 3rd person Call of Duty now trying to finish this game up. Waves of enemies over and over, explosions, and lots and lots of deaths. Such a shame because the first 80% of the game was sooooooo good and paced just right.
58  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: April 30, 2014, 11:19:20 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on April 30, 2014, 10:56:05 PM

Quote from: TiLT on April 30, 2014, 08:13:41 PM

Quote from: gellar on April 30, 2014, 07:18:38 PM

Quote from: TiLT on April 30, 2014, 07:00:20 PM

Quote from: Ridah on April 30, 2014, 06:22:52 PM

Quote from: TiLT on April 30, 2014, 07:53:10 AM

1.70 is now available, and the hunt for hidden changes begins. People are reporting vastly improved response times in the UI, and particularly in the PS Store.

Pre-loading games is big, so is being able to control the brightness on the controller LED. I don't care about all the new steaming and video recording stuff... what portion of PS4 users does that even affect, less than 5%?

It indirectly affects everyone. Any time you watch someone stream a PS4-game on Twitch or put up PS4 videos on YouTube (unless they've got their own capture card), you'll benefit from these updates. Since the streams are now shown in the activity view, they're also becoming a more prominent part of the console.

I mean I don't do any of those things, so *everyone* is a bit of a stretch.

Okay, "everyone" then. I suspect most people who have a PS4 at this point in time also view gaming-related YouTube videos from time to time, or watch gaming streams (an increasingly popular activity, apparently).


I don't.

Me either. Not even sure how you go about doing this.


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59  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: When do you buy games? on: April 30, 2014, 05:12:38 PM
If I want a game I usually get it within the first 2 or 3 weeks of release. After that it's out of sight, out of mind and I've moved on to the next bit of hotness.

I only buy maybe 4-5 full price games a year though (not counting PS+ or iOS), so it's easy for me to grab new titles that interest me once every couple months or so.
60  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Back into the iOs realm - your top 3 games? on: April 28, 2014, 10:28:37 PM
You guys rock.


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61  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Back into the iOs realm - your top 3 games? on: April 28, 2014, 07:17:21 PM
I just bought a shiny new iPad Mini Retina after being away from the iOS world for a couple of years. I'm looking for some fun game to add to it. So far I've got Hearthstone, Fairway Solitaire, Bastion, PvZ 2, and Kingdom Rush 2. I know we have an iOS game thread but it's huge and spans years and I was hoping for some quick hits to get me in the swing of things. I am going through that thread too though to get ideas.

However, if I were to ask you what your top 3 iOS games at the moment are, what would they be?
62  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (04/20) on: April 21, 2014, 01:14:22 PM
In a moment of boredom and weakness I bought Trials on the weekend. So nothing more this week.
63  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (04/14) on: April 14, 2014, 01:54:51 PM
IF NOT MLB THE SHOW RELEASE DAY THEN

BUY NOTHING

ELSE

BUY THE SHOW

END IF


Exception: If Trials goes on sale.
64  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Ps4] inFAMOUS: Second Son on: April 01, 2014, 01:31:21 PM
Good guy playthrough complete. Going to take a break for a bit before coming back for my Expert evil runthrough. Kind of burnt out on Infamous right now as it's all I've played for the past two weeks.
65  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (03/31) on: March 31, 2014, 06:48:06 PM
Nothing until PS4 version of The Show on May 6th.
66  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 3/28/14 - Hope Spring has Sprung edition on: March 31, 2014, 01:37:20 PM
Got a huge chunk of Infamous done, almost completed now.

Also worked my way back to Division 6 in FIFA seasons after a lengthy losing streak.
67  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Ps4] inFAMOUS: Second Son on: March 31, 2014, 01:31:37 PM
Final stretch now. Cleared out all mobile DUC outposts, just a few collectibles left and a couple of story missions and I think I'm done my run as a good guy. I have a ton of shards left over but I think I've maxed out all my skills (I'm level 5 good guy with no upgrades available) so right now I'm just collecting them for completeness.
68  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: March 29, 2014, 09:14:21 PM
You got the Lego Marvel trophy? Wow, that's really impressive. I doubt I'll come close for that game.
69  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: March 29, 2014, 09:13:00 PM
I think you have to redeem the code by the date but the funds can be used anytime.
70  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 3/28/14 - Hope Spring has Sprung edition on: March 28, 2014, 01:09:55 PM
So much Infamous it might be obscene.
71  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] The Last Of Us on: March 27, 2014, 05:39:44 PM

Quote from: Hetz on March 27, 2014, 05:22:46 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on March 27, 2014, 02:40:30 AM


Expected....but still awesome news! Lots of new PS4 owners are coming from the 360 and never got a chance to play this. I am sure it will sell very well.

<----- THIS guy!
72  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Ps4] inFAMOUS: Second Son on: March 27, 2014, 02:27:24 PM
Thank you sir.
73  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Ps4] inFAMOUS: Second Son on: March 27, 2014, 12:59:59 PM
So a comet drop off of the space needle is not 150 metres? Or do I need to hit someone with it?

EDIT: I'm trophy whoring if it isn't obvious.
74  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Ps4] inFAMOUS: Second Son on: March 26, 2014, 07:47:09 PM
The PS4 controller can be used to do a lot of gimmicky things but the sound "whooshing" from the TV screen to your controller speaker when you drain a power source is pretty damn cool.
75  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Ps4] inFAMOUS: Second Son on: March 26, 2014, 06:27:23 PM

Quote from: Scraper on March 26, 2014, 02:37:00 PM

Quote from: JayDee on March 26, 2014, 02:33:22 PM

I'm doubting my ability to get all trophies. I spent a good 15-20 minutes last night rampaging on cars to get the "Destroy 5 in 5 seconds" trophy. I swear to god I did it like 10 times but no trophy popped.

I found a parking lot on the west side of town near the water where there were 10 or so cars parked next to each other. The trick is to hit all 5 within 5 seconds. It was easy there. Just jump in the middle and do a slam.

I'll try this, thanks.
76  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Ps4] inFAMOUS: Second Son on: March 26, 2014, 02:33:22 PM
I'm doubting my ability to get all trophies. I spent a good 15-20 minutes last night rampaging on cars to get the "Destroy 5 in 5 seconds" trophy. I swear to god I did it like 10 times but no trophy popped.
77  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Ps4] inFAMOUS: Second Son on: March 26, 2014, 02:32:33 PM
NEON!
78  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Ps4] inFAMOUS: Second Son on: March 25, 2014, 06:50:46 PM
Woah. Impressive.
79  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: March 25, 2014, 03:19:25 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on March 25, 2014, 02:55:54 PM

Console release date please!

So much this.
80  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Ps4] inFAMOUS: Second Son on: March 24, 2014, 05:18:23 PM
I find using elevation as an advantage has really helped my destroy DUC Mobile Centers much more easily. I zip around the rooftops picking off the stragglers and raining down rockets to destroy infrastructure (turrets, walkways, etc). I use the chimneys/vents to recharge and then eventually make a Hulk-Smash play right into the heart of the battle and take out who I can before zipping up the nearest air vent and regrouping. A few more snipes to pick off those that are looking for me, another crash and bash session or two and the area is usually mine.

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