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161  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Playing Diablo 2 on a Windows Tablet? on: February 05, 2015, 10:34:15 PM
Ha, have you been on the App Store?  Tongue Full of garbage. Even the reputable apps are just weak, simple versions of the full PC apps.
162  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Time for a New Laptop on: February 05, 2015, 09:45:00 PM
Can't stand cheap laptops myself. It's one of those get what you pay for things. While the XPS 13 does get good reviews, if gaming isn't an issue, just get an Apple. Metal case, nice display, SSD, and a touchpad that has far more functionality than any PC touchpad. Have been using an Air for 4 years now, and it's still better than my 2014 Surface Pro (but the Surface has better Office support).

For a PC though, the Surface Pro is really good as long as you don't mind the keyboard. Its flimsy and can be a bit loud if you hammer away at it. I use a Bluetooth keyboard and a regular wireless mouse with it just because I hate PC touchpads, as I said. I love the kickstand on it, and the pen is pretty great in Onenote. It's quite a nice laptop (it's barely useable as tablet since almost nothing supports the touch interface, and what does is easier to use with a keyboard and mouse). And it will play some games: Civ V (which supports the touch interface), Darkest Dungeon (but had to jump through a hoop to get it to run), games like that. Hearthstone plays MUCH better on the iPad though.

(Edits because I keep think of more stuff.)
163  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: TurboTax or an Accountant? on: February 04, 2015, 07:14:30 PM
I had a ton of investment stuff a couple of years ago, and I took it to a H&R to see if they could sort through it. They wanted over $300 and told me some tax credit stuff I knew was incorrect so I decided to just keep using TurboTax. Unless you know you have some odd tax situation, or just have a lot of stuff to input, I can't see it being worth it.

(Edit: I am having my father's taxes done by a real CPA actually, at least he owns the business. I am interested to see how much it runs me. I am using them just because that's who my father was using before, and I have no idea where to begin with his taxes.)
164  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] [Kickstarter] Darkest Dungeon on: February 04, 2015, 06:03:06 AM
LOL, thanks again Ydejin.

I watched a YouTuber play the game and he said something about not being familiar with the ACC system. From that moment on I think I associated ACC with armor class or THAC0. That's my excuse at least.
165  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] [Kickstarter] Darkest Dungeon on: February 04, 2015, 01:19:04 AM
Thanks Ydejin. Beat the tutorial the second try by the skin of my teeth. 3 of the characters are crazy at this point, and I didn't get any healers on the coach, so my vestal is going to have to go back in, crazy or not. I am wondering if it would have better to abandon the quest instead of fulling stressing my character and finishing it. If you abandon, is the quest gone, or can you regroup and give it another try?

There are a lot numbers and stats, but I am still finding it a bit confusing. I don't see where the inflictions actually say what they are doing. I guess that is part of the fun, seeing how they will react. Even when there are descriptions though, the wording isn't always clear. For instance, I still don't know what ACC is exactly, other than having to do with chance to hit.
166  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] [Kickstarter] Darkest Dungeon on: February 03, 2015, 10:31:25 PM
Impressed so far. Love the artwork and voiceovers, it really provides a great atmosphere. As everyone else has pointed out, it is hard though. I kept my torchlight up, but by the final fight of the tutorial dungeon all of my guys were maxed on stress. I got surprised on the final fight, which messed up my order, and after that I never got a foothold in the fight and got wiped. Can you not camp in the tutorial? I was looking for an option but didn't see anything.

I shouldn't have bought it, now I want to try again, but I have work to do.
167  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Playing Diablo 2 on a Windows Tablet? on: February 03, 2015, 06:24:43 PM
The only game PC I have seen that supports touch out of the box is Civ V, and even that is more enjoyable with a mouse. Even if there are mods that help D2 work with touch, I don't think it would matter, the interface really needs to be overhauled.

I have a Surface Pro 3 and it sucks for gaming anyway. Very slow, gets hot, and even the simplest of games makes it sound like a 747.
168  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (2/03) on: February 02, 2015, 07:02:34 AM
I pretty much think Early Access games should be ignored. There is just too much crap coming out on Steam at this point to waste anyone's time keeping up on it. In this case it was a game I was interested in hearing about. I would say, officially, leave them off and let people comment on them as need be.
169  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: February 02, 2015, 06:44:31 AM
People still shop at GameStop?
170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: February 02, 2015, 06:42:36 AM
It cracks me up (but don't stop) that you are posting screenshots of a game that pretty much all of us, at least those with even the slightest interest, played a couple of years ago.
171  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (2/03) on: February 02, 2015, 06:38:58 AM
I am still waiting for Tilt to tell me if Darkest Dungen is any good. Maybe that.

(Do Early Access games count as new releases?)
172  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Superbowl Week on: February 02, 2015, 04:09:39 AM
My neice stopped talking to me after I gave her crap with a 10 point lead. Thanks Seahawks.
173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] [Kickstarter] Darkest Dungeon on: January 31, 2015, 12:43:42 AM

Quote from: Soulchilde on January 30, 2015, 10:14:59 PM

Feel free to watch my stream if you're remotely interested in this game

You were too busy playing Destiny. (I assume you are Soulchilde on Twitch as well.)
174  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sid Meier's Starships on: January 30, 2015, 05:21:15 PM
Another play through here.
175  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sid Meier's Starships on: January 29, 2015, 09:55:34 PM
That's why you jump to the 30 minute mark. He's live streaming on Twitch today too. Seems the game is ready now, wonder what they are waiting for?

Anyway, I watched the gameplay part, and I don't know. Maps that have tons of space debris (no idea if all maps are like that) with random open close points for entry just seems odd for a starship game. And that you can modify all your ships at any point seems a little too loose (and all the equipment is just a boost to a number, no real differences it appears). Do your ships carry with them every spare part you can imagine and can then install it in the seconds just before a battle starts? Yes it's a game, but stuff like that takes me out of it a bit. And then planets are just resource generators that you don't get to improve, it left me wanting just a good 4x game, even if it's simplified. I'll still buy it, might be a fun time waster for the iPad, but I was hoping for a bit more I guess.
176  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dying Light on: January 29, 2015, 04:23:03 AM
TotalBiscuit did a video going over the framerate problems here. It seems like the game needs a patch.
177  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Windows 10 - Xbox One features on: January 27, 2015, 02:18:45 AM
Thanks for the update Purge. I am tempted to try it out myself on my Surface, but if there are video driver issues I think I will wait.

It never occurred to me until you posted, but I have never had a PC with a built in microphone. On Macs, it's standard. I won't be able to use Cortana on my desktop because of it. Not that I probably would use it anyway.
178  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Overblown Deflategate Edition on: January 26, 2015, 10:29:03 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on January 26, 2015, 10:15:49 PM

Tyson and Nye commenting with slipshod science is one of  the most disappointing things about the whole affair.  I'd expect our public science figures to address it thoroughly or not at all.

How much is there to do from the science side of it? Seems to be a simple formula (that I couldn't do) dealing with air temperatures and pressure. What more are they supposed to do/say?
179  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Overblown Deflategate Edition on: January 26, 2015, 09:13:42 PM
Neil deGrasse Tyson on Twitter: For the Patriots to blame a change in temperature for 15% lower-pressures, requires balls to be inflated with 125-degree air.
180  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (1/27) on: January 26, 2015, 06:34:55 AM
I am not sure how, but I missed Grim Fandango back in the day, despite having played all the other LucasArts games. So I guess I should get that.
181  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: January 25, 2015, 10:03:13 PM
I think we are all in Wanderers.
182  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [iOS, Android] Cards and Castles on: January 25, 2015, 04:56:40 AM

Quote from: rittchard on January 25, 2015, 03:48:16 AM

Granted I've only been playing this a couple of days, but thus far I've found it more engaging than either Hearthstone...

Strangest thing I have read all day. I now have to call in to question everything you have ever said. icon_twisted
183  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Palin's Back on: January 25, 2015, 03:02:00 AM
Her Iowa speech makes you wonder if she is all there. Watch the video at the bottom to get an idea how bad it was.

Still, she makes the brain surgeon guy look rational.
184  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Overblown Deflategate Edition on: January 25, 2015, 02:58:40 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on January 25, 2015, 01:49:47 AM

The Pats scored more points in the second half than the first.

That would only make a difference if the game was played by robots who wouldn't feel the effects of emotions.
185  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Overblown Deflategate Edition on: January 25, 2015, 02:55:55 AM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on January 25, 2015, 01:50:02 AM

Who says it didn't?

USA Today says they didn't. (As well as just about every other article I have read.)
186  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Overblown Deflategate Edition on: January 25, 2015, 01:42:07 AM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on January 25, 2015, 01:19:15 AM

Quote from: ATB on January 25, 2015, 12:41:06 AM

It's not a joke to me. I'm far from the die hard fan I used to be, but allowing cheaters a pass will further deteriorate the integrity of the game.

It makes me mad.

It makes me mad that Brad Johnson did it. He was - I thought- a stand up guy and I used to cheer for him when I was in DC and he played for the Skins.  Now I think he's a piece of garbage.

I frigging hate cheaters.

Well frankly this looks like a witch-hunt.  Weather alone would account for about a 2lb drop in PSI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxsXFX3tDpg

Why wouldn't weather affect the Colt's balls the same way?
187  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Windows 10 - Xbox One features on: January 24, 2015, 12:24:09 AM

Quote from: drifter on January 23, 2015, 09:40:22 PM

Quote from: Lee on January 22, 2015, 08:13:54 PM

Regardless of home user upgrade rate, they have to support older versions of Windows for years because of the enterprise side of the business. Big corporations/government don't upgrade their OS quickly, so I don't see support is a reason.

That's a primary reason of the free upgrade.  It is expected that businesses will upgrade much faster onto windows 10 within that year of "its free".

I don't have corporate experience, but I do with the military. Price isn't the main issue, they often get the OS with the machines anyway. Reliability/security is why they don't upgrade. Their security systems are set up for the current OS, all their software they had designed works with that version of the OS, etc. All this leads to a lot of expensive testing and possible software rewrites if they want to upgrade. Outside of Office, our software was not off the shelf stuff.
188  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Incorrect temp bans on: January 22, 2015, 08:25:55 PM
Welcome back Eco, it was like you never left.  icon_wink
189  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Windows 10 - Xbox One features on: January 22, 2015, 08:13:54 PM
Regardless of home user upgrade rate, they have to support older versions of Windows for years because of the enterprise side of the business. Big corporations/government don't upgrade their OS quickly, so I don't see support is a reason.
190  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: Windows 10 - Xbox One features on: January 22, 2015, 06:49:23 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 22, 2015, 06:29:58 PM

I imagine the goal is to make money on Word and other apps.  Maybe there's some behind the scenes mojo with new cuts from hardware sales, if that's even possible. Or maybe it's just a bold move to completely dominate the market/world.

I did a report on Microsoft for an economics class last year. Office is Microsoft's cash cow. Enterprise/Office is why they are so successful today, while their hardware doesn't do so well.

I would think MS is looking at the Apple model, they make all their software free to sell more hardware. Maybe MS is looking to get Windows out there so they can sell more of everything else they make. Especially if their other software is tied into Windows 10. Of course they need to clean up their store if they hope to generate money that way, as it is now, I think most people avoid the Windows' store despite MS best efforts to make us notice it on Windows 8.
191  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Early 2015 Movie Fest! on: January 21, 2015, 10:56:34 PM
You lost me at Bruce Willis.
192  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Windows 10 - Xbox One features on: January 21, 2015, 10:50:46 PM

Quote from: Caine on January 21, 2015, 10:41:13 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 21, 2015, 10:24:26 PM

Am I reading right that everyone using Windows 7 or 8 gets Windows 10 free??

yup.  now we just need to decide if it's worth it, given what they are saying about Windows as a Service related fees ala office 365


Yep, but we won't have much choice, will we? If you are a gamer, you are stuck with Windows and eventually everything will require DX 12. I am a bit concerned that if I have Windows 10 and need to reformat, I will have to revert to 8.1 and then I will have to pay money for Windows 10 after that year period? Or maybe they are doing it like Apple does it, so that Windows 10 will be attached to your account.

I cannot wait to switch away from 8.1, so it can't come soon enough for me. Especially if continuity works.
193  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Windows 10 - Xbox One features on: January 21, 2015, 09:51:08 PM
Was there any talk of how it adapts to what you are using, such as a desktop vs Surface? That is the part I look forward to the most.

Edit: never mind, no word on whether it's available for the next preview release yet.
194  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GoG: X-Wing vs TIE Fighter on: January 21, 2015, 12:43:44 AM
Sure everyone has heard that GoG is releasing a bunch of old Star Wars games tomorrow. I have never used GoG and have a question. The games are updated to run on modern computers, does that mean you can play at today's modern resolutions as well, or are you limited to something like 800x600? I would love to play some of these again, but I can't see doing it if won't play in a decent resolution.

Thanks.
195  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sid Meier's Starships on: January 20, 2015, 05:54:45 PM
Thanks, I found a few screenshots after I posted that, but couldn't get a reply to post.

It doesn't look for very exciting, but the idea sounds interesting. I am looking forward to hearing more about it.
196  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Kickstarter]Strafe - BEST.TRAILER.EVER!!! Old school shooter on: January 20, 2015, 05:53:06 PM
$185,000 for a crappy looking FPS? Is there any demand for such a thing? (I guess we will find out, so far it looks like a "no".)
197  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sid Meier's Starships on: January 19, 2015, 09:23:40 PM
I liked the Ace Patrol games, so if it's something similar I will be happy. Plus I think they learned not to go too heavily into the IAP thing.

But...no screen shots? No gameplay trailers do not get me excited about a game, so can't say I am excited about it yet.
198  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] [Playoffs] Championship game on: January 19, 2015, 02:45:54 AM
I went grocery shopping during the game thinking it would be empty, but it was full of people, the vast majority wearing Seahawks crap. Between the people leaving the stadium and all the fans grocery shopping during the game, it's obvious that Seahawk fans suck. icon_razz
199  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Gamepads... for the Mac on: January 17, 2015, 01:32:37 AM

Quote from: Teggy on January 16, 2015, 10:01:01 PM

...Mavericks...

What? Do you like stability and stuff? icon_razz
200  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Gamepads... for the Mac on: January 16, 2015, 05:17:40 PM

Quote from: Teggy on January 16, 2015, 02:59:14 PM


Those drivers are really old and haven't been upgraded for Yosemite. There is an article on iMore to get it to work IIRC.
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