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161  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What the Hell Color is This Dress? on: February 27, 2015, 04:43:06 PM
The real dress is black and blue.

For an explanation, see the Wired article. (Can't link right now)
162  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Llama drama on: February 27, 2015, 03:25:07 PM
And even that was paled by the dress. Never seen something take over the Internet so quickly. twitter is still going nuts.
163  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Powerpoint 2013 on: February 27, 2015, 03:15:41 AM
I have a PP assignment and I have to use a SmartArt "Varying Width List." If you go to SmartArt, it is supposed to be under the Office.com section. I have 2 PCs, one does not show an Office.com group, the other does, but only has one SmartArt in it and it's not the one I need. I have Trust Center set to allow it to go online as it needs to.

I did get one PC to show the SmartArt briefly, I logged out of my MS account and logged back in and it showed up. It was late so I figured I would do the PP later, but today it's gone again. Tried signing out and in, but it's not working now.

I have been searching for a fix for hours. I posted to the official MS support forums, but after I thought I had fixed it I posted to never mind my question.

Can anyone else see this SmartArt under PP13 in Windows 8.1? Any one know what would cause this? Really appreciate if someone could just let me know if it is there on their computers. I don't have access to another PC with PP13 on it. This is driving me insane.

(Class is Intro to Computers and it uses an automated grader (online class), so I have to use this SmartArt. The instructor does not reply to emails, nor read our discussion forums. I am doing homework ahead of time, so no idea if other students can see it, and most seem to be struggling anyway.)

Thanks!
164  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Medieval Engineers (from the Space Engineers folks) on: February 26, 2015, 08:25:45 PM
So how is the game part jztemple?
165  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Retail cashier preference: robot or buddy? on: February 26, 2015, 04:03:02 PM
Curious Destructor, I always assumed they train cashiers not to comment on what people are buying, do they? I don't mind it so much when they something like "Looks like you are making stew" but hate it when they say something like "You have a sweet tooth" when I am buying a ton of candy bars because they are on sale.
166  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: February 26, 2015, 06:45:30 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on February 26, 2015, 06:34:32 AM

fewer characters to just type the game's title in google and find another site covering it  ninja

Which I did, which is why I remember it being multiplayer only. Just trying to generate conversation.
167  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: February 26, 2015, 12:43:01 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on February 26, 2015, 12:33:52 AM

Quote from: Lee on February 25, 2015, 11:21:59 PM

Isn't it multiplayer only? (Sorry won't read a TA article Roll Eyes)

Their recent article on their distaste for applesauce was terrible writing, I take it?

No, I think they are a hype machine that don't do thorough reviews. Big games get 5 stars and glowing reviews all too often. Plus, listened to their podcast a couple of times, and I really cannot stand Eli Hodapp.

Can't beat Pocket Tactics in my opinion, but they are very narrow in their coverage.
168  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: February 25, 2015, 11:21:59 PM
Isn't it multiplayer only? (Sorry won't read a TA article Roll Eyes)
169  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Retail cashier preference: robot or buddy? on: February 25, 2015, 09:14:42 PM
I hate when they comment on what I am buying. One Friday night, to celebrate doing good on a test, I bought frozen pizza and beer (don't judge, money is tight when you're retired), the cashier said "Dinner?" My first thought was to tell her thank you for pointing out how pathetic my Fiday night was, but I just smiled, and made a self deprecating comment.

I go for the self check out lines every time unless there is a cute middle aged cashier. Who I won't talk to anyway.

If you genuinely look pissed off all the time, they rarely try to talk to you at least. icon_neutral
170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Frozen Cortex (formerly Frozen Endzone) on: February 25, 2015, 07:41:15 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on February 25, 2015, 07:21:49 PM

I wish there was an option to turn off the cinematic camera. you are forced to watch it after every turn, and it is useless and disorienting. I end up using the refresh button to review what the computer did more often than not because of that poor design decision.

I think if you click outside of the window for the cinematic review, it skips it. I think. I am unsure, I have skipped it, and I am never sure how I did it. This seems like a major complaint from a lot of people, so I bet we see it as option soon.

I usually replay the last turn several times so I can see what happened in multiple areas. Sometimes it isn't always obvious who is stunned either (there isn't the static emitting from the robot), so I really pay attention to that. Like I keep saying, the game doesn't do a very good job with feedback. I would like to be able to mouse over a robot and a tooltip pops up "Stunned for 1.5 seconds" for instance.
171  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PC Game Recommendations on: February 25, 2015, 05:11:40 PM
I have been avoiding getting back into Skyrim for two reasons: no idea where to begin with mods; from what I read the last official patch made NPC's voices out of sync with the lips and it appears Bethesda isn't going to support the game anymore.

What's your Steam name Eco? I'll be watching Champions League, but I really need to do some homework so I can watch it guilt free.
172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Frozen Cortex (formerly Frozen Endzone) on: February 25, 2015, 05:06:14 PM
I went from winning a few, to getting destroyed every time. The more I understand what I am doing, the worse I have become.
173  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: February 25, 2015, 05:01:43 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on February 25, 2015, 01:25:21 PM

Just pointing out that Tyrese made #7 on this list of Walking Dead Important Character Deaths ahead of both Shane and Merle.

I don't think E! counts as revelant media source. Tongue
174  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Frozen Cortex (formerly Frozen Endzone) on: February 25, 2015, 07:18:15 AM
I'm playing it. I like it but have been very frustrated with the controls/interface. I find playing it a frustrating experience because everything isn't as clear as it could be. I really wish they would explain all of the game mechanics clearly, without the guess work.That being said, it is all coming together, and there is a good game there. Hopefully they will remove the worthless cinematic mode, add tool tips, and add stats. I know they are robots, but RPG aspects would be a fun addition.
175  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PC Game Recommendations on: February 25, 2015, 06:52:26 AM

Quote from: jztemple2 on February 25, 2015, 05:04:32 AM

If you're playing FIFA 15 and might enjoy some offbeat sports games, I can recommend Qvadriga and Frozen Cortex. I've played both of them and find them an interesting change of pace from shooters and RPGs.

Qvadriga is one of my favorite games from the last year, but I would find it hard to recommend to anyone unless they like board game type games and graphics aren't at all important. I would direct people to the thread here to see if looks like something they would like.

(And thanks for answer my question on the Frozen Cortex Steam forums jztemple. icon_smile)

Are you on Steam then Eco? I might have to change my avatar on there if you are going to be on there, people might get us confused. (My Steam avatar is the Arsenal crest.)
176  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PC Game Recommendations on: February 25, 2015, 06:47:44 AM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on February 25, 2015, 04:25:08 AM

...I am considering Civ 3...

Wow, you are out of it. We are up to Civ 5 now. icon_razz
177  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Update: Laptop Arrived and some questions on: February 25, 2015, 06:45:22 AM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on February 25, 2015, 05:35:30 AM

On the subject of antivirus, this article from last year ranks Kaspersky right up there at the top of the heap. For Gmail you might want to check out Google Inbox. Way more better, IMHO.

I use Kaspersky. It's fine other than that it doesn't like to update itself even though it is set to autoupdate. If you are using your computer, or your computer is on battery power it won't update itself. So it won't update, but it will pop up with an annoying window to tell me it hasn't been updated in awhile. I won't be renewing with them just for that. I don't want to ever see or hear from a virus detector unless there is a problem.
178  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: February 25, 2015, 12:32:25 AM

Quote from: Gratch on February 25, 2015, 12:05:20 AM

Doh!  Somehow missed Lee's earlier post.  Just consider mine a big +1.

You said it better than I did anyway. Really surprised this game isn't getting more talk, it really is a beautiful game.
179  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: February 25, 2015, 12:31:03 AM

Quote from: hepcat on February 25, 2015, 12:20:16 AM

The comic had many of the things you've complained about in regards to the show.  I suspect you'd accuse it of being horribly written as well.  Although you'd most likely buy every issue, if your past behavior is any indication.   icon_razz

Well it's a comic, I wouldn't lower myself to that standard.

(Kidding!)
180  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: February 24, 2015, 11:18:22 PM

Quote from: Gratch on February 24, 2015, 09:12:02 PM

If you're not completely burned out on endless runners, Alto's Adventure is absolutely wonderful.  It's a Ski Safari clone at heart, but has a fantastic artistic style and is a blast to play.  I thought I was done with these, but I've spent a ton of time with this one already.

(Cough)

Yeah, it's pretty great, very well done game. Already have 4 charcters unlocked and all the upgrades bought though. Going to be sad when I am done. At least Ski Safari had a ton to unlock.
181  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: February 24, 2015, 11:14:47 PM
I think the show has some good points. I love the idea of it, just think it could be done a lot better. I wonder how much it has veered off from the comic, and think that maybe a bad thing. It sounds like the comic is better than the TV show.

And I don't like 95% of what us on TV and theaters. That I even watch TWD is high praise for me. icon_lol
182  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: February 24, 2015, 06:58:14 PM
While you make some good points Bullwinkle, I think you are reaching/making excuses on some of them. But you see the show as being really good with great writing, which I don't. So of course I am biased. I did enjoy this weeks episode, I just thought they rushed it and the writing was horrible.

I have to say though, I am far from a mechanic, but I have never heard of a car dying while it's running from a bad battery. Car batteries would be a mess at this point, sure, but to go from a battery warning to the stopped in the middle of the road is not how it works from my experience. Willing to admit I could be wrong though.
183  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sid Meier's Starships on: February 24, 2015, 06:44:47 PM
March 12. $15.
184  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: February 23, 2015, 07:13:44 PM

Quote from: rittchard on February 23, 2015, 06:53:59 PM

But sometimes to move the plot forward the writers end up leaving some details on the cutting floor.  It's almost inevitable with this large of an ensemble cast.

Which I can understand, but I think instead of doing a whole show devoted to a minor character dying, they could have used at least half of that time to develop this plot line more. Last night's show really needed to be fleshed out a bit more, it was so abrupt it came across as very unbelievable. I mean Michonne and Daryl are the most skeptical of the bunch, and they just ignored Daryl while Michonne acts completely out of character by becoming so trusting. What happened that would sway her like that? And they didn't see anything to make them believe this place is going to be some sort of utopia, in fact the guy is acting so odd there is no reason to trust him, but they all seem to believe it, hook, line, and sinker.

Plus last nights show just had some horrible writing, the apple sauce scene was painfully bad.

I have to say, after reading your spoilers above in this thread, I am really curious of how this is going to work out though. I am looking forward to next week.
185  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Interrogation or helpful? (GameStop) on: February 23, 2015, 06:41:32 PM
Do they still do that thing where they take new games out of the container and put them in a bag behind the counter? I stopped shopping there over a decade ago because of that.
186  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: February 23, 2015, 08:13:17 AM
Tonight was odd, it turned into a plot of a bad horror movie. Not to say I didn't enjoy it, I did, it just got cheesy.

Half the charcters just disappeared during the barn scene. "OMG, I hate apple sauce soooo bad, don't make me eat it!" We searched the car, but missed the stack of license plates he is going to hang on his wall (why are they in his car when he has a house?) and the listening radar thing. Of course the windsheild wipers don't work. Abraham is driving and doesn't even notice DC is right in front of him. A battery dies while you are driving, killing the RV? And why did everyone all of sudden become so trusting? They have been burnt so many times, but this guy is nice, and cute, so it is different this time. The guy has been hiding so much, and none of them have been skeptical besides Rick.

Come on...
187  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (2/24) on: February 23, 2015, 06:37:39 AM
I wasn't interested in Homeworld in 1999, so why I am interested now? (I did watch a friend play it, and it looked cool, just not cool enough to buy.)
188  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: A good, basic FPS? on: February 23, 2015, 03:26:16 AM

Quote from: Teggy on February 23, 2015, 02:26:07 AM

You mention liking Far Cry 3, but that has stealth and crafting. If you did like it, you can't go wrong with Far Cry 4, which is FC3 but better.

Right, I am going to get it, waiting for a sale.

Right now I am just up for something quick and fun, no thinking. Sounds like Wolfenstein, but it's still $60. Might have to check out Turtle's recommendation of Call of Juarez, but I didn't think that got very good reviews. I will do some research.

Thanks folks.
189  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / A good, basic FPS? on: February 23, 2015, 01:29:58 AM
I am not a FPS guy, but sometimes it's fun to run around and kill stuff. I don't feel like learning anything though, I don't want crafting, complicated keyboard combos for moves, sneaking, etc. I just want to run around and kill stuff, get better guns, and it has to have gorgeous graphics. Is there anything like that for the PC anymore?

I liked the Half-Lifes, Far Cry 3. Bio-Shock was very meh for me.

Wolfenstein looks like it might be what I am looking for, but no way in hell I am paying $60 for a video game. Thoughts?
190  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Interrogation or helpful? (GameStop) on: February 22, 2015, 08:48:10 PM

Quote from: Teggy on February 21, 2015, 07:48:09 PM

I'm of the same mind with most of you regarding shopping at Gamestop. However, given that they have been doing this forever, it must work more often than not, or they would have stopped doing it a long time ago.

The used game market is their big money, it's half their revenue. If consoles ever go to mostly digital downloads the way the PC is, Gamestop probably won't last unless they can reinvent themselves.
191  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: February 21, 2015, 04:57:21 PM
Since I have a hatred of virtual gamepads, should I even bother with Space Miner?
192  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Frozen Cortex Free (Gone) on: February 21, 2015, 04:02:34 PM

Quote from: naednek on February 21, 2015, 03:56:28 PM

Ok, got it working.  Not sure why it was giving me problems.  I went to the steam inbox and got it that way instead of using the popup that initially came.

Thanks again Lee!

Ok, good, just went to check. Enjoy.
193  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Frozen Cortex Free on: February 21, 2015, 07:12:38 AM
Yep. Sent. Steam is acting a bit weird though, post here or on Steam if it didn't work, please.
194  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Frozen Cortex Free (Gone) on: February 21, 2015, 04:51:53 AM
Just bought Frozen Cortex and it comes with a free copy for a friend. So, first person to reply here gets it. Friend me on Steam to make it easy to transfer, please. Leeabe51 (I am in OO and GT Steam groups).
195  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: February 20, 2015, 12:33:50 AM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on February 20, 2015, 12:10:54 AM

Frozen Synapse, the popular strategy game, is free right now. Not sure for how long but I believe it was a $10 game.

They are using it to promote their new robot football game that uses the same mechanic. Frozen Cortex I believe it's called.

I hated Frozen Synapse, the interface just never clicked with me and I really started to dislike the game because of it and gave up. I got to say though, Frozen Cortex looks pretty neat and it will be coming to iPad eventually. Just opened Steam and there is a 10% off coupon in my inbox too.
196  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: February 19, 2015, 11:23:22 PM
Alto's Adventure is a great little Ski Safari clone on iOS. Beautifully done, it's gorgeous to look at, the animations are smooth, controls are responsive, and it's pretty fun. The mechanics are slightly different that SS, it's a roguelike (j/k) in that if you crash the game is over, and you have to catch your lamas but you don't ride anything. Also there aren't a ton of power ups and skins to buy like SS. It's fun though, as long as you aren't burnt out on SS or endless runners.

$1.99
197  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: February 17, 2015, 06:36:30 PM
I mostly enjoyed this weeks episode (I am really finding Rick to be so annoying that he makes the show less enjoyable). As I have said before, I don't find the characters interesting, I find the the way of life interesting. How the group interacts with other groups and what people are doing to survive. So this weeks show was good, and it looks like the the rest of the season will be interacting with this other guy.

I found the multiple mentions of religion interesting too. People's beliefs and being drawn or pushed away by religion if the world went to hell would be a fascinating subject. I would imagine that there would be a ton of cults and people pretending to be Jesus. I got the impression that this new guy is one of those people.
198  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Elite: Dangerous on: February 17, 2015, 02:32:17 AM
I have the Logitech and haven't had any throttle issues Gratch. I have set up as you do, so it only go forwards unless I toggle it, and it hasn't reversed me at all. Granted I have played very little, I haven't found the energy to really learn how to play it.

My yaw does drift though, but I think I can adjust the dead zone to fix that. I think.
199  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Sword Coast Legends - New D&D game on: February 13, 2015, 09:14:59 PM

Quote from: TiLT on February 13, 2015, 09:03:53 PM

Quote from: Lee on February 13, 2015, 09:00:43 PM

Between this and Pillars of Eternity, it looks like a good year for these kind of RPGs. Just wish the old Ultima turn based combat would become popular again.

Which Ultima do you mean? Divinity: Original Sin is pretty much Ultima 7 in a new setting.

IV is the classic I enjoyed the most, but but yes: D:OS was very similar. More games like that please. I like Baldur's Gates style combat, it just gets a bit out of control for me (but that is probably the point of it).
200  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Sword Coast Legends - New D&D game on: February 13, 2015, 09:00:43 PM
Between this and Pillars of Eternity, it looks like a good year for these kind of RPGs. Just wish the old Ultima turn based combat would become popular again.
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