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1  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3/360]Metal Gear Solid:Ground Zeroes on: March 09, 2014, 03:54:15 PM
Just remembered that I had this preordered.  After reading through the thread, I canceled it.   2 hours of gameplay doesn't justify a purchase for me.  Plus with Titanfall and Infamous on the way, I've got plenty to keep me busy.  I still have to finish Thief and South Park and that's not counting putting some more time into Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare.   Backlogs make me sad. 
2  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Games you wish you could get into but can't on: February 01, 2014, 01:42:36 AM

Quote from: msduncan on January 31, 2014, 08:56:04 PM


Maybe they overwhelm you, take too much commitment, or perhaps you are afraid of trying them and sucking so hard that you feel dominated before you even try.   What are the games you wish you could get into, but haven't or won't for whatever reason?

Mine:

-- Eve Online
-- DOTA (1 or 2)

Eve Online for me as well.  I've tried have a dozen times over the years and just cant do it. 

War in the Pacific  is another one for me.  I've bought two different versions.  The original and the admirals edition.    Just cant get past the time investment to learn it. 
3  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Euro PsN 12 Deals of Christmas / US Holiday Sale + Flash sales! on: December 21, 2013, 04:52:26 PM

Quote from: Gratch on December 21, 2013, 04:46:15 PM

Man, Tearaway at 50% off is tempting...

It's well worth it.  I paid full price and have no regrets.
4  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2013 -- Week 15 on: December 16, 2013, 04:48:35 AM

Quote from: Teggy on December 16, 2013, 04:39:52 AM

Quote from: Kurt Stevens on December 16, 2013, 02:55:13 AM

Quote from: Teggy on December 16, 2013, 02:00:25 AM

Quote from: Kurt Stevens on December 16, 2013, 01:49:19 AM

Quote from: Teggy on December 16, 2013, 12:48:43 AM

I give up.

Somebody needs to get fired in Dallas.  After averaging over 7 yds per carry, they stop running the ball in the second half.  Unless there is a rule that you cant run the ball after the second quarter, I have no clue why they did this.   Maybe the worst clock management I've ever seen.  Maybe I'm just bitter since Demarco Murray was one of my starting backs in fantasy.  smile


Well they needed an excuse for Romo to throw another incredibly poorly timed interception. Although the loss was hardly his fault.

I didn't see the press conference after the game but read that Garrett said Romo checked out of a called run play to throw the interception.  

As far as I'm concerned, the defense that gave up 30+ points in the second half lost the game, even if Romo didn't help in the end.

Very true.  Their defense is horrible.  Of course, they could have helped them out by eating up some clock and keeping them off the field.   I'm a Steelers fan.  At least your team has a shot at the playoffs.  icon_biggrin
5  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2013 -- Week 15 on: December 16, 2013, 02:55:13 AM

Quote from: Teggy on December 16, 2013, 02:00:25 AM

Quote from: Kurt Stevens on December 16, 2013, 01:49:19 AM

Quote from: Teggy on December 16, 2013, 12:48:43 AM

I give up.

Somebody needs to get fired in Dallas.  After averaging over 7 yds per carry, they stop running the ball in the second half.  Unless there is a rule that you cant run the ball after the second quarter, I have no clue why they did this.   Maybe the worst clock management I've ever seen.  Maybe I'm just bitter since Demarco Murray was one of my starting backs in fantasy.  smile

Well they needed an excuse for Romo to throw another incredibly poorly timed interception. Although the loss was hardly his fault.

I didn't see the press conference after the game but read that Garrett said Romo checked out of a called run play to throw the interception.  
6  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2013 -- Week 15 on: December 16, 2013, 01:49:19 AM

Quote from: Teggy on December 16, 2013, 12:48:43 AM

I give up.

Somebody needs to get fired in Dallas.  After averaging over 7 yds per carry, they stop running the ball in the second half.  Unless there is a rule that you cant run the ball after the second quarter, I have no clue why they did this.   Maybe the worst clock management I've ever seen.  Maybe I'm just bitter since Demarco Murray was one of my starting backs in fantasy.  smile
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: November 17, 2013, 04:14:27 PM
I had one slight moment of panic with mine yesterday a.m.   It stopped outputting sound.   I turned it off and powered back on and everything was back to normal.   Otherwise,  mine has been pretty solid.  I'm pretty pleased with it so far. 
8  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Ender's Game on: November 06, 2013, 04:04:16 AM
Wife and I saw it last weekend.  I read the book for the first time over the summer.  She had no knowledge of the book going into the movie.  I thought overall they did a good job.  There were a few things I thought could have been adapted better but it was a decent science fiction flick.     My wife liked it a little more than I did.   I'd give it a 7/10.   It was a good way to kill a couple of hours but not a classic.
9  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Dredd on: July 22, 2013, 11:49:40 PM
Keeping my fingers crossed this gets the sequel.  I thought it was a great movie.
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2013 - Sony up later. on: June 11, 2013, 03:30:58 AM

Quote from: Destructor on June 11, 2013, 03:22:58 AM


That's really funny.  I'm pretty stunned that Microsoft botched this so badly.   Pure arrogance.  Total 180 from last gen.
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2013 - Sony up later. on: June 11, 2013, 03:16:30 AM
Preordered both xbox and PS4.  May cancel the xbox later.  I'll see how it shakes out over the next few months.   Release date for the PS4 on Amazon was 12/31/13.  Is this just a placeholder date?  I can't imagine them missing the Christmas shopping season.
12  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sometimes, there is no rehabilitation. on: February 28, 2013, 12:17:26 AM
I must be living in a cave.  I live about 1 1/2 to 2 hours south of there and I don't remember hearing about this.   
13  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Neo Geo Handheld expected in Q2 on: February 23, 2013, 07:23:03 PM
For some reason, I'm getting the urge to buy one of these.   My rational side knows I'd play it for a few hours and it would go on a shelf.   My OCD tendancies are working overtime however to get me  to buy to one off amazon. 
14  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Guns] GT Firearms Owners on: February 21, 2013, 01:29:16 AM

Quote from: gangeli on February 20, 2013, 05:20:03 PM

I live in Chicago, so I've currently don't have anything.   Waiting to see how everything plays out here before I make a decision. 
Spent time in the USMC, have fired a ton of different weapons, and am looking forward to someday arming myself.

Does anyone have any recommended gun forums that they browse?  Just looking for more focused conversation smile

Here is a couple I frequent. 

http://thefiringline.com/forums/index.php

http://www.thehighroad.org

Since you live here in Illinois,  here is a good forum with a focus on gun issues here in Illinois.

http://illinoiscarry.com/forum/

15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/PS3]Crysis 3 on: February 20, 2013, 12:31:58 AM
5 hour game play makes this an easy decision.  I'll wait for it to ship from gamefly and save my money for gears of war and Bioshock next month.
16  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Guns] GT Firearms Owners on: February 19, 2013, 05:30:53 AM

Quote from: soulbringer on February 18, 2013, 08:34:15 PM

I have a browning 9mm and 2 12g shotguns.  Never leave the house unless Im going to the range to shoot. 

Is your 9mm a browning hi power?  I've been thinking of adding one to my collection.  How do you like it?
17  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Guns] GT Firearms Owners on: February 18, 2013, 11:39:55 PM
I grew up around guns.  Hunted a little bit as a kid.  We always had several rifles or shotguns in the house.  Over the last 5 years, I've became more of a "gun guy".   I no longer hunt but enjoy shooting at the range and collecting different guns.  Now I shoot mostly pistols but own a few rifles as well.    I live in Illinois as well so no ccw permits yet.  When it becomes law later this year, I'll apply for one.   I wouldnt carry every day but would like to be able to do so.  Thanks for starting the thread.  Maybe we can keep it alive for discussions about specific firearms.
18  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What the hell Games Workshop? on: February 09, 2013, 10:20:42 PM

Quote from: Canuck on February 08, 2013, 12:46:37 PM

Came across this today in the Mobileread forums:
http://mcahogarth.org/?p=10593
Quote
In mid-December, Games Workshop told Amazon that I’d infringed on the  trademark they’ve claimed for the term “space marine” by titling my  original fiction novel Spots the Space Marine. In response, Amazon blocked the e-book from sale.....
In their last email to me, Games Workshop stated that they believe that  their recent entrée into the e-book market gives them the common law  trademark for the term “space marine” in all formats. If they choose to  proceed on that belief, science fiction will lose a term that’s been a  part of its canon since its inception. Space marines were around long  before Games Workshop. But if GW has their way, in the future, no one  will be able to use the term “space marine” without it referring to the  space marines of the Warhammer 40K universe.

Seriously, WTF Games Workshop? Talk about bullies. I'm pretty sure that "space marine" was a word long before they came along. I know these guys are pretty protective of their IP but this is over the line." The author is just some small, self-published person as well. We're not talking about some huge corporation.  Perhaps Games Workshop should stop picking on the little guys and go sue someone that can afford to fight it like Blizzard.

I could never figure out why Games Workshop didn't sue Blizzard.  Wacraft and Starcraft are obviousley "heavily influenced" by Warhammer and 40K.   Heck the new starcraft trailer looks like it could be a 40k movie about  Tyranids vs Space Marines.  ( I hope I don't get sued for using the SM word. )  Games Workshop has made some interesting business decisions like prohibiting online sales of there product from sites other than their official store.  I guess nothing from them would really suprise me. 
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Wasteland 2 on: February 09, 2013, 05:44:07 PM
That looks pretty sweet.  Looking like a purchase for sure.
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Are You Stepping Into the Next Gen? on: February 04, 2013, 05:32:12 AM
I'll be getting both.  With two children, age 16 and soon to be 9, I have a built in excuse to give my wife when i buy them.    icon_biggrin
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: November 18, 2012, 07:42:39 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on November 18, 2012, 06:39:56 PM

Quote from: Kurt Stevens on November 18, 2012, 05:24:24 AM

Mine is due to arrive on Monday.  I'll have to wait till Christmas to try it out as it's a present for my 8 year old.   I think he'll enjoy it.  If it wasn't for him, I don't know if I would have preordered one this time around.

I would suggest when your kid is out to update the Wii U which Faide is going through now,people are complaining that its taking forever....Kotaku reckon it will take 4 hrs to update(its a 5 gig update apparently),be a bit of a bitch if you have to wait 4 hrs on Christmas Morning to get playing

Thanks for the update.  That would make for a miserable Christmas Morning.   4 Hour updated is pretty rough.  Now I just need to pick up a couple of games and find a pro controller before Christmas.
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: November 18, 2012, 05:24:24 AM
Mine is due to arrive on Monday.  I'll have to wait till Christmas to try it out as it's a present for my 8 year old.   I think he'll enjoy it.  If it wasn't for him, I don't know if I would have preordered one this time around.
23  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Holy shit, stomach bug... on: November 12, 2012, 12:56:53 AM

Quote from: rshetts2 on November 11, 2012, 11:51:52 PM

Quote from: Gromit on November 11, 2012, 04:54:53 PM

Quote from: rshetts2 on November 11, 2012, 01:34:04 AM

take Imodium AD, best OTC drug for the runs.

Yeah.  Great idea.   Roll Eyes

Let's stop the body's ability to purge the virus and instead let it fester in the bowel. 

I rarely prescribed Imodium to my active duty patients, and when I did, it was for prolonged diarrhea and when the patient couldn't keep up with rehydration.

  I have diverticultis and have used Imodium on several occasions.  I have also used it under my physicians direction for when I had the flu. It has never constipated me, it has firmed things up. While it does slow down the process, you still evacute so no it doesnt cause the virus to fester in your bowels.   Roll Eyes   On top of that, I figured that Harpua would have enough common sense to check the label and see if Imodium was not for him.  As far as dehydration, harpua had already mentioned he was taking steps to rehydrate.    Based on my physicians advice and my own personal experience I still dont see a problem with the recommendation.  Still if you honestly believe that you purge a virus through shitting, then I can understand your confusion. And here I thought the body created anti bodies called Phagocytes that attack, consume and destroy the virus.  I guess Ill have to talk to my doctor about that one because clearly he is misinformed!

Actually, there are some instances where Imodium and other such drugs are not recommended for treatment of diarrhea.   C-difficile infections being one, I believe.  Toxins from c-diff are not cleared as well if you use these types of drugs.  It's not the c-diff itself that causes the problem but the toxins they produce I believe. Ive worked with several doctors that don't recommend using imodium until a stool culture is done and some that say go ahead and take it.      Most of these type of infections cause the same symptoms.  It's impossible to know the cause without a culture.   C-diff is pretty common as well but usually caused by antibiotic use. If you have prolonged symptoms, go see your MD. So, most of the time it's okay but not always. 
24  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: GOG Activision Weekend on: October 06, 2012, 02:27:51 PM
Thanks for the link.   I had to pick up Arcanum and Vampire The Masquerade.  Sad part is that I'm 99% sure I have both of these with the manuals in a box in the garage.   It's worth $5 to not have to go look.  icon_biggrin
25  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Revolution on: September 26, 2012, 10:54:02 PM
Im still in for now.  I'll give it a couple of more episodes.  Right now it really isn't grabbing me.  It just doesn't seem post-apocalyptic enough.  If it continues as is, I'd be shocked if it gets another season anyway. 
26  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Dredd on: September 24, 2012, 05:22:30 PM
I saw it this weekend.  I really enjoyed it.  I thought it was pretty faithful to the comic.   It went to a early evening showing and there was only one other person in the theater besides my wife and I.  Doesnt look good for a sequel which is a shame.
27  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lance Armstrong to be charged with doping by USADA on: August 24, 2012, 05:40:27 PM
My gut feeling is he doped.  It's hard to believe that all the other members of his team doped and he didn't.  That being said, he should keep his titles.  If he didn't test positive at the time, he should't be penalized after the fact.   No positive test = no proof. 
28  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Expendables 2 on: August 19, 2012, 12:27:58 AM

Quote from: Crusis on August 18, 2012, 07:45:12 PM

Quote from: rickfc on August 18, 2012, 07:37:17 PM

Was supposed to see Iron Maiden tonight, but because of the weather and the seats, my buddies and I are going to skip out. Right now, it's a toss-up between seeing this or Dark Knight Rises again...

What?! I saw Maiden a few weeks ago and it was amazing. Ahhhmazing. They were incredible. Screw the weather and movies and just go. Thank me tomorrow.

Saw them in Indianapolis last month with Alice Cooper.  Great show.  See Expendables tomorrow.
29  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Nintendo 3DS LL (XL in the States) Announced on: August 14, 2012, 03:00:54 AM
If Amazon would get these in stock, I'd probably order one.  I've got over $100 in amazon credit to spend and that would make it a lot more attractive to order.
30  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Dark Knight Rises - Impressions start page 12 on: July 29, 2012, 08:22:59 PM

Quote from: Crux on July 29, 2012, 05:25:45 PM

Quote from: Kurt Stevens on July 29, 2012, 03:20:52 PM

Spoiler for Hiden:
Batman survived a nuclear explosion than a rope and a punch to the spine can cure a broken back.   icon_biggrin
 

Well I think it was more that:
Spoiler for Hiden:
he had a dislocated vertebra
.

Spoiler for Hiden:
True but a punch to the back is still kind of a silly cure for a bulging disc. If it was that easy, spinal surgeons would be out of business.   I guess if I can suspend belief enough to believe a guy can run around fighting crime in a bat suit  I can let this go too. smile
31  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Dark Knight Rises - Impressions start page 12 on: July 29, 2012, 03:22:21 PM

Quote from: Gratch on July 29, 2012, 01:07:23 PM

Side note:  Did anyone else think Bane sounded like Deckard Cain?  Kept expecting a "Stay a while and listen".  smile

That is exactly who he sounded like.  icon_biggrin
32  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Dark Knight Rises - Impressions start page 12 on: July 29, 2012, 03:20:52 PM
Finally saw this yesterday.  Overall, I really enjoyed it.   Bane could have been a little more like comic book Bane but he was still a good villian.  Hathaway was really good. I expected very little from her and was suprised by how good she was in the role.  There were some silly plot holes but it didn't kill my enjoyment.   For some reason, it was easier for me to swallow that
Spoiler for Hiden:
Batman survived a nuclear explosion than a rope and a punch to the spine can cure a broken back.   icon_biggrin
  I give the movie a thumbs up and I'm sure it will get a spot in my collection on blu ray.
33  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: What's your Steam Sale haul on: July 14, 2012, 04:02:18 PM

Quote from: Gromit on July 14, 2012, 12:37:12 PM

DCS: A-10C Warthog ($16)

I'd love to buy this but I already have a full time job.  icon_smile It looks amazing.  So far I've bought Max Payne 3.
34  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Mortal Kombat (Vita) 10 bucks at GameStop this weekend! on: July 10, 2012, 03:38:11 AM
I had checked the gamestop website and it was still showing up at 19.99.  Plus, my two local gametstops didn't have it in stock so I couldn't go in and check the price in store.   I would have loved to pick this up for $10.
35  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [iOS] Summoner Wars on: July 06, 2012, 02:55:31 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on July 05, 2012, 08:53:00 PM

Still no joy.

WTF, Apple?!

Keep trying.  I just managed to download to my ipad.
36  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [iOS] Summoner Wars on: July 05, 2012, 04:12:45 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on July 05, 2012, 02:49:39 AM

Still not working for me.

Grrr.  mad

Me either.  icon_frown
37  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [iOS] Summoner Wars on: July 04, 2012, 09:00:21 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on July 04, 2012, 08:00:03 PM

Quote from: Gratch on July 04, 2012, 07:21:24 PM

Strange, I just downloaded it this morning.  Haven't played it yet, but the icon is definitely there.

According to reports, 30% of the people trying have been able to download it.


Looks like I'm not one of the lucky 30%.  I get a product unavailable message when trying to download.   icon_frown
38  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Confrontation: Age of Rag'Narok on: March 23, 2012, 02:31:31 AM
Sounds interesting.  I'm kind of shocked this saw the light of day since the company that made the miniature game is out of business and the game isn't being made any longer.  I'll have to keep an eye out on this one.  I had some of the mini's but never actually played the game.
39  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [Vita] The Show on: March 08, 2012, 04:07:21 AM
I can't get the pitching down either.  My timing stinks.  I have zero control.  My first game I got crushed. My inability to hit didn't help either.   icon_biggrin I love it though.  I'm going to start a season with the Reds and see what happens.
40  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (02/06) on: February 06, 2012, 11:59:30 PM
I've got Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning for the 360 coming from Gamefly.  I'd like to play Darkness 2 and Resident Evil for the 3DS.  Probably wait for the price drop.  With the Vita coming out my budget is shot. 
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