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1  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How do you use your tablet on: November 15, 2014, 03:44:37 PM
I use it for testing mobile app builds for work.  That's about it - between my 5s and laptop, I really have no day-to-day use for a tablet.
2  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 05, 2014, 10:10:42 PM
Wow... I've been avoiding the hype train because I still don't own a new console and didn't want to get the prev gen version.  But now I'll probably get it sooner rather than later.
3  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Do you buy DVDs anymore? on: August 21, 2014, 04:17:28 PM
I don't buy individual titles anymore, but I'll still spring for inexpensive blu-ray collections... Got all of the x-men/wolverine movies (excluding DoFP) for $30 not too long ago.
4  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How rough is your family on their phones? on: August 11, 2014, 05:23:29 PM
My wife isn't rough on her phones/electronics, but she is careless.  I've lost count of the number of times I've seen her open laptop perched precariously on the arm of the couch, unattended.  Practically daring the two year old to run by and knock it to the ground.
5  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hypochondriac on: August 09, 2014, 08:55:32 AM
I've dealt with it for 15 odd years.  After my dad died of cancer at a young age, I started freaking out over getting it myself, imagining symptoms I didn't actually have. What really messed with my head was when I actually did get cancer in '03.  So now I have to deal with sorting out the real feelings from the fake ones... usually if I'm under a great deal of stress, it's a safe bet that it's just the hypochondria acting up, and not an actual physical problem (though it certainly feels real at the time).

Have you thought about seeing a psychiatrist or counselor?  Hypochondria is usually tied to some sort of anxiety/panic disorder.  I was on SSRIs (Zoloft/Paxil/etc) for a while to help deal with it, but personally I wouldn't go that route again.  Some sort of cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) would probably be more helpful.
6  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Weird Al's Latest Album, Mandatory Fun on: July 23, 2014, 11:45:16 AM
...and it's going to enter the billboard charts at #1.  His first in a 30 year career that has outlasted most of the acts he lampooned.  Good job, Al.
7  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Weird Al's Latest Album, Mandatory Fun on: July 19, 2014, 10:26:24 AM
Chalk me up as another unfamiliar with the original.  While I've been aware of "Happy"'s existence for a while, I hadn't actually heard it until I clicked on Farley2k's link.
8  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon.com Problem... on: July 17, 2014, 01:00:12 PM
I have had decent experiences with "fulfilled by amazon" - with one exception... Received a 360 game that had apparently been submerged in a vat of goo gone, then shrinkwrapped while still wet.  Disgusting.


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9  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So...what would ya say...ya do here? on: July 17, 2014, 12:57:05 PM
Web dev/project manager/digital media wrangler for a non-profit


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10  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hi guys! on: June 01, 2014, 08:41:23 PM
KRIMINAL SOPINA
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Plus - Now with lots more free games! on: May 29, 2014, 09:17:45 PM

Quote from: Caine on May 29, 2014, 05:38:59 PM

Also, next up on the HD conversion train:  R&C Trilogy

July 2nd date in EU, so we should see it about the same time

I thought that came out a while ago??

Edit: this is the Vita version. Nevermind.
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: May 21, 2014, 01:21:01 PM
Looks like external storage (including games) and real names on the friends list is coming with the next update

http://majornelson.com/2014/05/21/external-storage-real-names-and-more-coming-with-xbox-one-system-update-in-june/
13  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Couldn't Solve it Then, Can't Solve it now. on: May 20, 2014, 12:11:47 AM
In middle school I was able to do it in under a minute, but I've long since forgotten the patterns.
14  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: RIP Ultimate Warrior on: April 16, 2014, 05:43:11 PM
Such a bizarre turn of events.  After nearly 20 years of estrangement between him and McMahon, they make nice in time for him to be inducted into the HoF, make peace with other wrestlers he had heat with, give a speech on RAW about his own mortality, then keels over the next day.  

He must've known something was up - when he made his entrance on RAW, he was barely able to do his trademark shaking of the ring ropes, which any moderately healthy person should be able to do effortlessly.
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 4/11/14 on: April 16, 2014, 04:03:44 PM
I finished Fallout: New Vegas a couple of years ago, but never played the DLC.  Started on that last week, and I got about 2/3rds of the way through Dead Money over the weekend.
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/Ps3] Bioshock: Infinite - Impressions Incoming! Impressions pg 6 on: April 02, 2014, 11:42:54 AM
I enjoyed part 2 far more than part 1 (which I did not like at all....), and thought it was interesting how they tied the events from Bioshock and Infinite together.  At the same time, it made me realize how much I did not like Infinite's setting. 
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Plus - Now with lots more free games! on: March 28, 2014, 06:24:01 PM
First personally "disappointing" month in a while... nothing I'm interested in or don't already own.  Oh well - they can't all be winners.
18  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Amazon Marketplace - Anyone Been a Seller? on: March 14, 2014, 07:20:55 PM

Quote from: Caine on March 12, 2014, 04:54:12 PM

that sounds like a sure fire way to get screwed out of game selling by people renting them at your loss.

I've had that happen to me only once over the years, though I've heard some nasty stories from other sellers.

According to Amazon, you can charge up to a 50% restock fee for non-defective returns:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200708240

...and used games and software are not eligible for returns based on their own return policies:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?ie=UTF8&nodeId=15015721

Now, I don't know what will happen if the buyer presses the issue.  But I've sold a *lot* of games on Amazon, and only seen one person attempt abuse the system.
19  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Amazon Marketplace - Anyone Been a Seller? on: March 12, 2014, 01:33:07 AM
I've sold probably 200+ items on amazon marketplace over the past 5 years.  Overall it's been a positive experience... The only qualm I have is amazons very liberal return policy.  Buyers can return anything for any reason, and the seller doesn't have much, if any, recourse if the buyer decided to press the issue .
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [xbox 360]Games with Gold on: March 10, 2014, 09:06:26 PM
I don't see a way for MS to offer something similar to Sony's instant library, without making it contingent on maintaining an active subscription. 

There's tens of millions of Xbox 360 owners who don't have Gold subscriptions, and lots of 48 hour codes floating around out there.  If MS *were* to do the insane thing and offer a dozen (or even a few) free recent-ish games that don't require an active subscription, you can imagine what would happen.

I'm sure there's some sort of middle ground - they just haven't found it yet.
21  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NBC]Heroes Reborn on: February 24, 2014, 06:40:32 PM
I've never seen a show turn on a dime like Heroes did after that first season.  The writer's strike certainly didn't help, but damn.

Hopefully they can learn from their mistakes, but I'm not going to hold my breath.
22  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Find me a more 80s album cover. I dare you on: February 21, 2014, 02:56:42 AM

Quote from: Soulchilde on February 20, 2014, 02:05:09 PM

Not 80's but the best album cover ever



I don't think there's an Ohio Players album cover that doesn't involve a half naked woman in one form or another.
23  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Find me a more 80s album cover. I dare you on: February 21, 2014, 02:55:33 AM
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Goodbye Bioshock. Irrational is shutting down?! on: February 20, 2014, 09:23:37 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on February 19, 2014, 10:38:02 PM

I still don't get all the Bioshock Infinite hate, most of which I've heard from press. It was my GOTY last year and I couldn't stop playing it once I started, and pondered the ending for days after I completed it.

I certainly didn't hate Infinite; I enjoyed it and played it to completion. I think the problem was unrealistic expectations from the audience.  The original Bioshock was one of those games where everything just clicked, and the whole was greater than the sum of its parts.  Infinite's "parts" were all well done and polished to the nth degree, but it never transcended those parts like the original did.  And I think that's what most people were expecting; which is kind of like asking lightning to strike twice.  Even the best developers can't hit a grand slam each and every time, but Levine's track record has been stellar and most gamers expected he could simply do it again.  He came damn close, but Infinite didn't have that certain je-na-sais-I-don't-know-what that his previous Shock games had.
25  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: February 20, 2014, 09:14:46 PM
I bought one last week, sold it this past weekend.  Just not enough compelling content for it yet.
26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Goodbye Bioshock. Irrational is shutting down?! on: February 19, 2014, 07:23:29 PM

Quote from: Teggy on February 19, 2014, 05:41:45 PM

Did we really expect another Irrational Bioshock? Bioshock 2 wasn't even done by Irrational. Didn't think they'd want to spend another how many years designing another Bioshock universe. I thought Infinite tied up the story nicely.

Levine has said as much in the past.  I can't find the article, but the gist of it was the Bioshock games take so long to develop, and realistically he could only do a few more games of that scope in his lifetime.  Definitely sounded like didn't want to continue going down that path.
27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Space combat games? on: February 18, 2014, 01:21:32 PM
Elite: Dangerous should see a release sometime this year as well.
28  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bands You've Never Seen In Concert But Wish You Could/Had/Will on: February 18, 2014, 04:34:10 AM
Queen w/ Mercury
Extreme
Eric Clapton
Daft Punk
Dio-era Black Sabbath
Deep Purple with Richie Blackmore
The Cars
Glenn Hughes
29  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon Prime price hike coming? on: February 05, 2014, 02:17:31 PM

Quote from: ATB on January 31, 2014, 05:29:03 PM

Another 20 I'm ok. 40. I'm probably out.

This + sales tax is making me sad. So very very sad.

Same here.  In the past month since they've started collecting sales tax, I already find myself shopping there less.  Jacking up Prime won't help things.
30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Plus - Now with lots more free games! on: January 30, 2014, 11:16:01 PM
Nice... Been wanting both Metro:LL and Remember Me.  Outlast as well, but buying a PS4 is still a ways off.
31  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tomb Raider on: January 29, 2014, 10:52:16 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on January 14, 2014, 04:20:58 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on January 14, 2014, 02:47:12 AM


They need to compare it to the PC version to really make it worthwhile.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxEwUBPh-bA
32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] The Last Of Us on: January 28, 2014, 08:05:49 PM
Finished this yesterday - wow.  I was a bit unsure about it at the beginning - I think I assumed it was more of an open world experience, maybe?  But I enjoyed the story and the gameplay, though at points the game-iness of it became too apparent... respawning enemies, certain paths they would never go down, ignoring the AI partners, etc.  Though it didn't detract from my enjoyment.

But man, what a bleak experience.... I did not sleep well last night. 

33  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Playstation 14 for 14 on: January 13, 2014, 05:55:36 PM
Enslaved w/ DLC for $5?  In.
34  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 13, 2014, 05:38:39 PM
35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: January 06, 2014, 02:18:00 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on January 06, 2014, 08:15:25 AM

Quote from: Harpua3 on January 05, 2014, 09:06:37 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on January 05, 2014, 11:50:22 AM

I can't believe that Call of Duty Ghosts is nearly 40gig,WTF is up with that?..it doesn't look or run that much better than when i had the 360 version

And then there is Forza 5,again nearly 40gig,it makes me shudder that we are all asking for more tracks and wondering how much more space will be needed if Turn 10 do that for Forza 6

And another matter,we are what?..1 month into next gen and games are taking up 40 gig,with the Blu Ray being able to hold 50gig(That's still the case isn't it?),so sooner rather than later we could be back to 2+ discs per game,disc swapping and everything else

right?..or am i missing something?



and I am using Pin more than i did on the 360,just because i can get to stuff like Settings easier,rather than go looking for them in the apps or hope its been rotated on the Home screen

On ps4 I'm having the same thoughts. Not even two months in and I'm already only showing 242gb free...guess ill end up throwing a 1 or 2 tb drive in at some point. 1tb should have been the minimal for these drives if they require installs.

At least you can do that with the PS4,I understand you can't even use an external HDD on the One

It's coming in a system update
36  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: DISNEY buying LUCASFILM....More Star Wars coming... on: January 06, 2014, 01:03:39 PM
What was released back then were simply Laserdisc -> DVD transfers - almost the laziest possible solution.

I have read statements from film restoration experts that a proper HD transfer can be done - even despite Lucas' insistence that the originals were destroyed to make the special editions.

Personally, I think Harmy's "despecialized" editions are great, and well worth the effort to track them down - even if they're not particularly legitimate.
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/Ps3] Deadpool on: January 03, 2014, 01:33:52 PM

Quote from: TiLT on January 02, 2014, 07:25:47 PM

Quote from: Gratch on January 02, 2014, 05:27:14 PM


Don't worry about those. They were only pulled because the license finally transferred from Interplay to Bethesda in full. They should be back up in some form pretty soon, though Bethesda might save it for some kind of Fallout 4 promotion.

Bethesda has yet to put any of their games on GOG - I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for them to reappear there.
38  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What Collector's Edition purchase do you regret most? on: January 01, 2014, 04:49:32 AM
I would say ultima 9, but I sold it for $100 a couple of years ago.  Not complaining.
39  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FS - 4GB 360 /w Skyrim, Halo 4, and Minecraft on: December 30, 2013, 08:29:34 PM
Is this the "S" or "E" model?
40  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Games Finished 2014 Edition on: December 30, 2013, 03:26:47 PM
Finished:

Jan 27 - The Last of Us (PS3) Amazing experience, but I need to go detox on Mario or something.  That's enough dark and bleak for quite a while.

Feb 6 -  Assassins Creed: Revelations (PS3) MOTS, but I've really enjoyed Ezio's story.

Apr 1 - Bioshock Infinite: Buried at Sea Episode 2 (PC) Much better than Episode 1, but the brief trip back to Columbia made me realize how much I didn't care for that setting.  Hopefully future entries in the series will be set in Rapture.

April 21 - Fallout New Vegas: Dead Money (360)

May 1 - Fallout New Vegas: Honest Hearts (360)

May 31 - Fallout New Vegas: Old World Blues (360)

Aug 29 - Fallout New Vegas: Lonesome Road (360) While this was supposed to wrap up the Courier's story, I felt they were trying too hard to be clever, and it just became cryptic.  Never understood what exactly Ulysses deal was.  Maybe I'm just suffering from Fallout fatigue.

Sept. 9 - Fallout New Vegas (360) Whew!  106 hours, finished the main game and all DLC.  Raptr says 123 hours.  At any rate, that's the most I've put into a single game since WOW some 5 years ago.  Just in time for Wasteland 2.
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