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81  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Civilization Revolution 2 Reased for Ipad...and apparently nobody knew... on: July 04, 2014, 06:25:41 PM
Worth it for someone who never owned the first one?
82  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: June 13, 2014, 02:01:07 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on June 12, 2014, 04:33:08 PM

It's an older title, but I just picked up Cook, Serve, Delicious! and I'm completely addicted to it.  The more freeform way you can progress through the game, choosing your own new foods, food upgrades, and equipment, is a welcome change compared to the super structured way most time management games have you advance.  If you've ever enjoyed a Sally's Spa type game, I highly recommend it.

Oh man, I sunk hours into that game. I think I got my restaurant up to five stars. It's been a while though, may have to fire that back up again.
83  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dumb and Dumber To on: June 13, 2014, 01:59:00 PM

Quote from: ATB on June 12, 2014, 03:01:13 PM

Catheter made me laugh.  Rest of the trailer did not.  Dumb and Dumber was the only Jim carrey movie that I ever liked.

Looked like a lot of rehashing the original.

Might catch this on netflix.

You didn't like The Truman Show?
84  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2890 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: June 03, 2014, 06:37:18 PM

Quote from: gellar on June 03, 2014, 06:06:54 PM

I'm on the other end. They are basically paperweights at this point. I've gotten some recent mileage out of The Show but for whatever reason Infamous 2 didn't suck me in and my Xbox One hasn't been turned on in probably three months.

I don't even know what's on the horizon the look forward to... NHL 15, I guess?

I'm with you on this. The first few months of the year were great in terms of gaming content for me (FIFA, AssCreed, Tomb Raider, Infamous, MLB The Show). But now there is nothing on the horizon this year that I'm really interested in except for The Last of Us and NHL 15 (Batman was there, but delayed now).
85  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: 32GB Nexus 7 (2012) - PRICE DROP! on: May 29, 2014, 02:38:30 PM
Crux had to (understandably) back out so this is still up for grabs if anyone wants it.
86  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [E3 2012] Watch Dogs on: May 27, 2014, 01:24:52 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on May 27, 2014, 12:59:45 PM

Quote from: JayDee on May 27, 2014, 12:47:13 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on May 27, 2014, 12:46:12 PM

Where is it $70? On Amazon I'm seeing the PS4 version at the good ol' fashioned $60 price.

$10 hike across the board for all new releases in Canada.  icon_frown

Ugh. Yeah, I think I'd have the same mental block as you at $70. It somehow makes it seem like "almost $100" instead of "almost $50."

Yep, that and with the 13% tax rate here in Ontario it's about $79 when it's all said and done. The game has to be a no-doubter for me to pay that type of cash.
87  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [E3 2012] Watch Dogs on: May 27, 2014, 12:47:13 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on May 27, 2014, 12:46:12 PM

Where is it $70? On Amazon I'm seeing the PS4 version at the good ol' fashioned $60 price.

$10 hike across the board for all new releases in Canada.  icon_frown
88  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [E3 2012] Watch Dogs on: May 27, 2014, 12:43:43 PM
At the old 59.99 pricing I'd be in. With the new 69.99 pricing Sony put in place, it's a wait until later. The $10 jump has crossed some kind of mental barrier for me that is making me REALLY selective about new release purchases.
89  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: 32GB Nexus 7 (2012) on: May 26, 2014, 08:23:45 PM

$100 + shipping and it's all yours.
90  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3/PS4/Vita] MLB 14 The Show on: May 14, 2014, 07:24:08 PM
I've also wondered about this and have no clue.
91  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: May 14, 2014, 04:11:32 PM

Quote from: naednek on May 14, 2014, 04:03:22 PM

I think we all should be more upset about the lack of quality games..  On both platforms.

I think there have been plenty of great games. More than I have had time to play anyway.
92  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: May 14, 2014, 03:55:05 PM
Heh, just checking back here for the first time since I posted. Didn't realize my choice of words would cause such a discussion. To clarify I didn't mean I was forced to use the product if I bought it, I meant that in order to purchase an Xbox one I had to support MS's Kinect business strategy, which I had no interest in at all. I wanted a new Xbox but didn't want to support the direction they were taking because Kinect was bundled in, thus "forcing it upon me" (maybe "down my throat" was too melodramatic). Consumers like me voted with their dollars and MS is making a change because of it. I consider it a win.
93  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.
94  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.
95  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!!!!
96  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.
97  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.
98  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?
99  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.
100  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.
101  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?"
"Can you actually see that it's connected properly?"
"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.
102  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.
103  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.
104  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.
105  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".
106  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.
107  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.
108  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.
109  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.
110  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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111  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.
112  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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113  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?
114  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.
115  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (04/14) on: April 14, 2014, 01:54:51 PM





Exception: If Trials goes on sale.
116  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.
117  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.
118  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.
119  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.
120  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.
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