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1  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/10) on: November 11, 2015, 10:08:04 PM
Fallout 4 - once all the DLC is out and most of the bugs are squashed.
2  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So are the Steam forums always filled with so many immature people? on: October 31, 2015, 01:00:00 PM
Yep, pretty much.  I've been somewhat active on the Steam Link forum recently (I've had a very good experience with the device, but it can be twitchy). It is breathtaking how many people argue the same brain-dead points over and over and over again, even after they've been exhaustively answered.
3  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Best place to get an iPad Air (not 2)? on: October 28, 2015, 01:14:03 PM

Bought my wife's (used) MacBook Air there some years ago, it's still going strong.
4  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Time to research home theater speakers? on: October 19, 2015, 12:36:02 PM
I left my12 year old Energy Take 5 speakers behind when we sold our house last year; ended up getting an updated version of the Take 5 (Energy 5.1 Take Classic Home Theater System).  Excellent sound, and you can't beat the price at $349.  You're not going to rattle the neighbor's home with these, but I'm rarely in a position to crank up the volume up anyway.
5  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefront 3 finally announced! on: October 07, 2015, 01:52:13 AM
So what's the deal with the public beta?  Do you need to sign up somewhere or will it be available on the console stores/Origin?
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Star Citizen, space combat simulation game (Chris Roberts' latest) on: October 01, 2015, 09:13:15 PM
If it were anyone other than DS leading the charge against Star Citizen, I might be inclined to put weight behind the claims.  But yeah... Derek Smart.  And hooray for internet drama.
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (8/25) on: August 24, 2015, 01:33:49 PM
I've got Dishonored on pre-order; loved the base game, but never got around to the DLC.
8  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Fear the Walking Dead on: August 24, 2015, 01:30:16 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on August 17, 2015, 10:42:25 PM

TWD exists in some parallel universe where John Romero never made a movie, the word "zombie" is never uttered, and the very concept of reanimated dead seems to be completely novel. Nobody ever says "Holy shitsnacks, zombies!" because they lack any frame of reference. Apparently that gives the outbreak more time to spread than if they were arguing about which zombie lore is pertinent.

That always bugs me; how zombie shows/games actively avoid the word "zombie."
9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I have passed 50,000 achievement points on: August 01, 2015, 01:05:30 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on July 27, 2015, 11:19:09 PM

Cripes.  I think my points have sort of stagnated just shy of the 30k mark. 

Same here... I got to 20k within a couple of years of the 360 launch, but I'm just now approaching 28k.
10  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Fallout Shelter on: July 01, 2015, 07:26:38 PM
Hopefully Bethesda will continue to build it out; I've spent a lot of time with it over the past week, but now my vault is more or less self-sustaining and there's nothing left to do.
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Plus - Now with lots more free games! on: July 01, 2015, 07:23:38 PM
Meh; only title I'm interested in is GW3 - hopefully it'll be a cross buy title as I no longer have a Vita.

Particularly disappointed since Japan gets Guilty Gear and Arkham Origins.
12  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon Echo on: June 19, 2015, 02:43:52 AM
I got one for my technophobic mom, and she loves it.  Doesn't use it for anything other than listening to Amazon Prime music - at least not yet.
13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Games Finished 2015 Edition on: April 16, 2015, 03:28:42 PM
April 16 - Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare [PS4]

Best CoD campaign in a while

July 20 - Destiny (campaign) [PS4]

Enjoyed it more than I thought I would. Lowered expectations from early reviews probably helped.
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Kickstarter]Strafe - BEST.TRAILER.EVER!!! Old school shooter on: January 30, 2015, 04:16:44 AM
That was pretty good.
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PS4/XB1] Borderlands: The Handsome Collection on: January 27, 2015, 04:02:47 AM

Quote from: Purge on January 26, 2015, 02:34:50 PM

:sigh: my saves are on PC. This series stays there for that reason alone.

I've got a bajillion hours in it. Not retreading. Got enough to play on my console.

You could transfer BL1 saves between pc and PS3 via third party utilities.  No idea about other platforms/games, but I wouldn't be surprised if you could.
16  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Year's Eve: How as your 2014? on: January 04, 2015, 11:01:05 PM
I'm ready for 2015; 2014 was way too stressful for my liking.

- Bought a new house that's significantly larger and on the "right" (read: snobby) side of town.
- Knocked it up a couple of notches at work, dramatically raised my standing among coworkers.
- Got my biggest raise to date at the end of the year.
- Played more paying gigs this year than any previous year, got some nice complements from semi/formerly- famous musicians.
- (TMI warning) Sex life with the wife is back to pre-kids level.  It was pretty abysmal there for a while.
- Another decent year health-wise. 11.5 years in remission from cancer, minor heart scare in November proved to be nothing.

- The home selling & buying process was incredibly stressful due to idiots on both sides of the equation, didn't get nearly as much as we should have for our previous house.
- Wife dealt with crippling depression throughout a large chunk of the year.
- Due to all the various stresses and a rotator cuff injury, I'm at my heaviest since 2007. Nothing I can't shed before summer, but still frustrating.
- Found out my mom has cancer.  It's something that should be able to be held at bay indefinitely, but she'll never be rid of it.

My goals for 2015 are to find a better job and see my wife get the help she needs for her depression.  
17  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Buying a new computer on: December 26, 2014, 05:09:04 PM
120gb SSD is going to get cramped pretty quickly; considering how much prices have fallen this year, I'd at least go for something in the 240-256 range.
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: upgrade xbox 360 game to xbox one on: December 26, 2014, 05:00:16 PM
Unless explicitly stated by the publisher (and that is very rare), you need to buy the One version, even if you have the 360 version.

I think activision announced a trade up program for advanced warfare, but I can't find the article at the moment
19  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 14, 2014, 10:50:57 PM
People actually apply for jobs on their phone?
20  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: How much RAM should I have? on: December 06, 2014, 04:17:08 AM
I find myself running out of RAM every now and then with 8GB.  Gonna upgrade soon
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: It's Almost Thanksgiving (USA! USA!), What's your GOTY? on: November 30, 2014, 03:28:23 AM
I'm still mainly working on titles from a couple of years ago, but I did pick up Wolfenstein last week and it's my front-runner.  So far, a great throwback shooter with enough modern touches. More serious than I would expect from a Wolfenstein title, but not without it's moments of levity:

BJ at the Nazi space center, examining a display case.

"So, they put a Nazi on the moon.
Fuck you moon."
22  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: November 30, 2014, 03:20:18 AM
The mini blades on the hilt just look like a really good way to accidentally slice your own arm off.  Though I suppose it's a decent enough way to jazz up a lightsaber at this point.

The shots of X-Wings and the Falcon flying around close to the ground were cool but I hope there's actually, y'know, battles in space. Seeing as it's called "Star Wars" and all. But I realize we're only seeing a very small glimpse of the final product.
23  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.
24  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.
25  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.
26  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.
27  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.
28  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.
29  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.
30  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 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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31  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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32  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hi guys! on: June 01, 2014, 08:41:23 PM
33  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.
34  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
35  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.
36  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.
37  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.
38  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. 
39  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.
40  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:

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

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.
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