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161  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: June 14, 2013, 11:10:05 AM
5. The 2 new games per month for Gold membership lie/misdirect. They clearly marketed this to detract from Sony's deal. See, PS+ members have been getting a really great list of high-profile titles for free ($50/year) for over a year now as well as access to a lot of neat features. The one-game per month thing just keeps happening and sometimes it's more. The fact that Microsoft announced that and hid the fact that it ends this December brings to mind the thinly veiled deceit that a company like EA would pull to justify doing something wrong.

Wait... they didn't hide anything unless I'm misunderstanding the complaint.  It was known on the same day they announced the free games that the promotion would be over at the end of the year.   Yeah, it's a response to the Instant Game Collection - so? People have complained about not getting their money's worth with Gold, so MS sweetens the pot.  I fail to see the problem.  As long as your rights to play the games don't disappear come Dec 31, that's fine.

And I disagree with Sony's "really great list of high profile titles for free" - the IGC is quite a value, no doubt.   But the list of games the US has gotten is average at best, with only a handful of "high profile titles" sprinkled in as the next gen battle for hearts and minds heats up.  Yeah UC3 and XCom are great, but there were months and months of tripe like Bloodrayne Betrayal, Knytt, Frogger Returns, etc. with very few AAA titles.  I'm not complaining - free is free (well, $50/year), but let's not exaggerate the overall quality of the titles included.
162  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Reloading BIOS on old laptop on: June 13, 2013, 07:21:26 PM

Quote from: kronovan on June 13, 2013, 03:55:24 PM

Your problem doesn't sound like a bad BIOS chip to me though as much as a power issue.

My thoughts as well.  Possibly bad memory.
163  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Next gen purchase poll on: June 12, 2013, 05:00:00 PM
Waiting for the first price drop and RROD/YLOD-style fiascos to shake out.
164  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Plus - Now with lots more free games! on: June 07, 2013, 03:27:50 PM
Sony announced a few more games heading to the instant game collection:  Uncharted 3, XCom, and Little Big Planet Karting

I'm gonna need a bigger hard drive.
165  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: June 07, 2013, 03:23:23 PM

Quote from: ATB on June 07, 2013, 03:07:53 PM

You can't resell PC games (usually) especially those on steam. Why is this a must have for consoles?

I don't buy full price games on PC either.  The only reason I would ever do so on consoles is because I know (knew) I could recoup much of my expense by reselling. 

Now, if publishers start offering the same sort of deeply discounted prices on consoles like they do on Steam, then I might reconsider.
166  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: June 07, 2013, 03:02:32 PM
There are two requirements: you can only give them to people who have been on your friends list for at least 30 days and each game can only be given once.

That's the clincher for me.  If I can't sell them through Amazon Marketplace or eBay, I won't buy games at $60 a pop - full stop.  And I'm not going to take them to GameStop and grovel for the pittance they provide for trade ins.
167  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 06, 2013, 05:28:27 PM

Quote from: ATB on June 03, 2013, 01:40:53 PM

Reality isn't nearly as entertaining... (well, maybe for the boyfriend...)

168  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Based entirely on the 1st presentations of the PS4 / XBOne, which would you buy? on: May 27, 2013, 01:45:15 PM
At the moment I'm more interested in whatever hardware Valve has under wraps
169  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is the first video game you ever purchased? on: May 25, 2013, 12:27:21 AM
First 2600 game I bought:

First Commodore 64 game I bought:

170  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Trek Series(All of them) on: May 24, 2013, 01:57:11 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on May 24, 2013, 10:51:39 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 24, 2013, 10:50:45 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on May 24, 2013, 09:18:28 AM

and it had another funny monster(I wont be laughing when its depleteing my Salt!!)

aren't they all funny though?

yup,i have seen the one where Kirk is battling a human sized godzilla type,thats a funny one as well,not sure what episode it shows up in though(guess i'll find out soon)

That's "Arena" - the Gorn scared the crap out of me as a kid.
171  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Trek Series(All of them) on: May 24, 2013, 02:21:44 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on May 24, 2013, 01:25:13 AM

(Although The Next Generation has always scared me off for looking dumb in most episodes i have seen..dressing up and whatnot...a perfect example below)

That's actually a really good episode, despite the presence of Worf's son.  Brent Spiner is great when he gets to chew the scenery as characters other than Data.
172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Xbox: Always online, no second-hand games, 50GB Blu-ray and new kinect(EDGE) on: May 22, 2013, 11:22:10 AM
Neither Sony nor Microsoft have impressed me at this point.   Currently I don't plan on jumping in on launch day for either one.
173  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Angelina Jolie gets a preventive double mastectomy on: May 16, 2013, 08:58:02 PM
I have a friend who was given the same advice based on genetic testing, and had a double mastectomy plus a hysterectomy at 35.  Extreme, no doubt.  

But if I had watched my mom die a slow painful death at a young age like she did, and there were good odds I would go the same way - I can't say I wouldn't take similar steps.
174  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3]Gran Turismo 6 on: May 16, 2013, 08:06:48 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on May 16, 2013, 08:23:01 AM

Quote from: Laner on May 15, 2013, 06:33:38 PM

Not a PS4 launch title?  Wow.

are you saying that after seeing the screens or meaning SONY's decision for it to be on PS3?

The latter.  Obviously we don't have all the info, but why they wouldn't do everything in their power to make it a PS4 launch title is a head scratcher.
175  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3]Gran Turismo 6 on: May 15, 2013, 06:33:38 PM
Not a PS4 launch title?  Wow.
176  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What is the first album you ever purchased? on: May 11, 2013, 08:47:28 PM
I don't quite remember...



First CD was

177  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wolfenstein:The New Order on: May 07, 2013, 05:48:15 PM
Warren Spector DISAPPROVES
178  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Spec Ops the Line + Star Wars sale - Tomb Raider on: May 05, 2013, 08:29:18 PM
I like how "Divx" is still a character a decade after any sense of relevance.
179  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 5/03/13 on: May 03, 2013, 08:23:53 PM
Hm... I'm 80% done with AC Brotherhood, so that's low hanging fruit.  Might play through Bioshock Infinite again and knock out some more cheevos.  Tomb Raider and Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon are newly acquired, so those are possibilities as well.
180  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3]Call of Duty:Ghosts on: May 01, 2013, 12:53:31 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 08, 2013, 05:38:19 PM

they need to go back to WW2.

181  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fast food menu items you miss on: April 27, 2013, 02:55:52 AM
Not menu items, but I miss Boston Market and Cracker Barrell drive throughs.  I think the Cracker Barrell drive through was just a test run in my area that barely lasted a year, but it sure was nice.
182  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3]Metal Gear Solid -The Legacy Collection on: April 25, 2013, 04:22:27 PM
I'll probably buy this.  Never really been able to get into the MGS series, but having the whole kit and kaboodle on my shelf for a decent price might be too much to resist.
183  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Xbox: Always online, no second-hand games, 50GB Blu-ray and new kinect(EDGE) on: April 24, 2013, 05:33:05 PM
184  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Michael Bay Apologizes for Armageddon on: April 23, 2013, 03:53:24 PM
Armageddon was fine.  It's everything he did after that he needs to apologize for.
185  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Goodbye Futurama...again on: April 22, 2013, 06:08:27 PM
Sad to see it go, but it's time.  The new episodes are still good, but not quite up to the caliber of the first four seasons, and they've long since run out of ways to keep Leela and Fry's relationship going/not going.  140 episodes over 14 years is a great run.
186  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon on: April 16, 2013, 11:49:42 AM
Investigators warned police to be on the lookout for a "darker-skinned or black male" with a possible foreign accent in connection with the attack, according to a law enforcement advisory obtained by CNN.
187  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Breaking] Explosions at Boston Marathon on: April 15, 2013, 07:45:32 PM
Got a couple of friends running in the race... thankfully they've all checked in and are safe.
188  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Er...Is Anyone Else Going To Run Out of HDMI Ports? on: April 12, 2013, 07:01:02 PM
Cool - thanks
189  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Er...Is Anyone Else Going To Run Out of HDMI Ports? on: April 12, 2013, 05:25:38 PM
Already out... got five HDMI devices, three ports.  One of these days I'll get a new receiver.
190  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 04/12/13 - Tax Day Edition on: April 12, 2013, 04:43:21 PM
Just got a new video card, so... EVERYTHING!!!

But more specifically, probably Bioshock Infinite.
191  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Just In: I don't find Kate Upton all that Attractive on: April 12, 2013, 12:42:14 AM
Usually when it comes to the babe du jour, I find them overrated (Megan Fox, for example).  But Kate Upton... yeah.  Wouldn't kick her out of bed for eating crackers.
192  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So what would ya say.....ya do here? on: April 03, 2013, 03:20:26 AM
"Manager, Online Media" for a non-profit, with web dev/design on the side.
193  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (04/01) on: April 01, 2013, 01:42:26 PM
Waiting on Half-Life 3 reviews.
194  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Midwest Gaming Classic 2013 (Image heavy) on: March 28, 2013, 08:49:11 PM
I'd love to go to one of those classic gaming expos one of these days... too bad they're always so far away.
195  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Web rot - the Space Jam web site on: March 14, 2013, 08:17:52 PM
LOL.  Surprised it's still live.  I've got most of my old sites archived; I look at them every once in a while for a good laugh.
196  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: RIP Google Reader on: March 14, 2013, 08:14:46 PM
Ironically, the top posts in my Google Reader today are about Google Reader alternatives.  I'm giving a whirl at the moment.  Looks like a cross between Reader and Flipboard.  So far, so good.
197  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Non-gamers donít understand games on: March 11, 2013, 09:53:06 PM
Yep, total agreement.  My mother in law in particular is bad about this - she thinks anything associated with gaming is childish (yet she sees nothing wrong with passively watching hours upon hours of sports on TV).

Even in interactions with friends and colleagues, it's rare to find someone my age who is into games other than Rock Band or Madden.  A guy at church mentioned X-Com in an off-hand conversation - then we proceeded to jaw about games for a good 20 minutes.  Awesome, but its been the exception, not the rule.
198  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Audio / Video Question on: March 11, 2013, 09:45:35 PM
I find it interesting that S-Video has all but disappeared on consumer video equipment (yet component and composite remain).  For a lot of older gear/consoles, it provides the best quality you can pull out of them.  But time marches on, I suppose.
199  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 3/8/13 on: March 08, 2013, 05:16:01 PM
I started Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood last summer after finishing AC2, but I was suffering Ezio overload.  Getting back into it now.
200  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect 3 - Impressions Incoming! Leviathan DLC released! on: March 08, 2013, 04:32:53 PM
There have been brief DLC discounts for ME2, but they really need to package up ME3 with all the DLC.  Then I *might* consider repurchasing.  

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