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41  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/Linux/Mac/Ps3/Vita] Luftrausers on: March 19, 2014, 06:37:36 PM

Quote from: Destructor on March 19, 2014, 03:33:20 PM

Keyboard (and no doubt joystick) are the only control options.

Basically the game controls exactly like the arcade classic Asteroids, except there's gravity. And you can't teleport. And your ship regenerates health when not shooting.

Turn left, turn right, thrust, shoot. 3 arrow keys and X.

And as mentioned, the game is a ton of fun and very addicting. I love it. biggrin

Awesome, thanks Destructor and Bullwinkle.
42  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/Linux/Mac/Ps3/Vita] Luftrausers on: March 19, 2014, 09:41:16 AM
I read 3 different reviews, still don't know what the controls of the game are. Is a controller a must? Mouse and keyboard work well?
43  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon Prime price hike coming? on: March 19, 2014, 02:09:48 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on March 19, 2014, 01:43:25 AM

Well for the first time today I had two items that did not make it on time.  Not only that, but they said they would be delivered by the 22nd.  Original date is today.  Good thing my rate doesn't go up until 12/2015 with this!

Once you get them, you can complain to Amazon. Their form says not to until you actually get them.
44  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: March 18, 2014, 12:48:33 AM
Was just disconnected for the second time in 3 days from the server. The first time it happened, I could still see the guy looking at his cards, and after about 5 minutes the game continued as normal. This time it said I had been disconnected, and then failed to reconnect. If I go back into the game it says there is an error and to try again later. Hopefully that doesn't show up as an arena loss.
45  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead tap dances onto AMC for Season 4 on: March 17, 2014, 06:36:44 AM
Best show of the season, I was enthralled from start to finish. Interesting characters with interesting dilemmas that tied up some loose ends.  Outstanding acting as well, even the kids did pretty good.
46  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: March 17, 2014, 05:19:26 AM
I will have to see about a screen shot when I am at my other computer. I usually take one or two of the 1/1 engineer that draws a card and the 2/4 minion that draws a card. I always look to take cards that let you draw cards. I think my problem is I need to hold back a bit. I have been trying to hold back cards (especially with my hunter deck) instead of playing cards in the opening few rounds, unless of course I am reacting to my opponent. Plus I tend to build decks high in the 2-4 mana range so I end up playing lots of cards at once. I need to adjust the curve.

I seem to be stuck at 19 with mage deck. Honestly I have the most fun just playing unrated games with the various decks. Less pressure, I do better in them, and it's fun playing around with the decks.

Off topic: Eco if gaming isn't important to you, try a Mac. I am a Mac guy but thought I might need a PC for school, so started researching them. I forgot how bad the PC world was for laptops. Seems lots of reviews mention reliability problems. And everyone is trying to be make Ultras to compete with the Air. And then so many have touch screens. I gave up and decided I will bootcamp my Mac before buying a Windows laptop again.
47  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: March 16, 2014, 03:48:29 AM
I notice I run out of cards a lot with all my decks and arena matches. I am not sure why, others don't seem to run out as I do, and I find myself losing even when I have a superior position because I run out of cards and they still have 4 left. I take cards that give you cards, but that doesn't work. I wonder if I concentrate on too low of a mana arc (whatever the word for it is). Thoughts?
48  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: March 15, 2014, 03:00:18 AM
Really going through the levels with the current bonus. Started a new barbarian on expert. Just finished Act I and I think I am level 38. Was pretty easy too, so going to bump it up to Master for Act II.
49  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon Prime price hike coming? on: March 14, 2014, 01:36:23 AM

Quote from: heloder on March 12, 2014, 09:03:42 PM

What kinda annoys me is that I don't believe it really costs them much more to Prime-ship than to ship regularly. In fact, I have a feeling that not having Prime just means your shit gets stuck in a box and then sits in their warehouse for 4 days before they send it out. Whenever I buy something without using Prime these days I invariably wait 3 or 4 days for them to say it's been shipped, and then I receive it 2-4 days later. Back in the day they got shit out the door far quicker.

That does appear to be the difference. The Kindle I ordered Monday has been "Preparing to ship" since 30 minutes after I ordered it. Since that time, I can "request" cancelation. Like I said before, I don't really care that much, I knew it would be awhile when I selected free shipping, but it does appear Amazon is just delaying it as an incentive Prime. Unless I get the college level of Prime, this just means I will be supporting local places over Amazon in the near future.
50  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon Prime price hike coming? on: March 12, 2014, 03:10:01 PM
I let Prime drop for the first time since they came out with it. I just can't afford it, and I don't plan to be ordering much from Amazon in the coming years. On Monday I took the new offer to get a Kindle Paperwhite in 5 payments at no interest. I ordered on the 10th with free shipping, and it still hasn't shipped yet. I am not bitching, I realize beggars can't be choosers, it just made me realize how great Prime was.

I do qualify for free Prime for 6 months and then half price as a student though. I may have to do that.
51  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: CeeKay AWOL? on: March 12, 2014, 03:02:28 PM
Miss CK. Sometimes it was a bit much coming to the forum and literally every post from the last 2 days had a comment from him, but at least he posted a lot of content, and would keep conversations going.

Looks like Purge left as well.
52  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Retirement for Veterans on: March 12, 2014, 02:59:30 PM

Quote from: hitbyambulance on March 12, 2014, 07:13:57 AM

Quote from: Lee on March 03, 2014, 05:12:03 PM

An ex coworker developed an incurable disease while he was in, but the only effect on his life is blood in his urine.

what disease is that??

No idea. He told us, but this was a couple of years ago and I don't remember. It was something I had never heard of. He talked like it was pretty minor.
53  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: March 12, 2014, 12:11:06 AM
Everyone starts at 0, previous wins don't count, thats why I don't see it.
54  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: March 11, 2014, 10:33:21 PM
Supposedly if you reach rank 20, you get a new card back. I am ranked 20, but I didn't get a card back. Maybe at the end of the season?

The 500 win thing, patch notes say it shows your progress on the ranked game deck selection screen. I don't see it.
55  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: March 11, 2014, 06:50:18 PM
Big patch today. Bug fixes, card backs, improvements etc. Of course maintenance is going on until 1 PST.

I like the game so much, I bought 2 packs and got the free legendary card, Gelbin Somethingorother. I played a few games with it in my deck and it can be a game changer. Unfortunately, more often than not, with negative affect for my game. Two games I was dominating, on my way to winning, played Geblin, and got the random +6 healing bot. In both games it ended up healing my opponent's hero back to full health, and then keeping them there. One game went down to us being out of cards because the damn thing kept healing everything.
56  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Qvadriga - Roman Chariot Racer Simulator on: March 10, 2014, 07:22:41 AM

Quote from: jztemple2 on March 10, 2014, 05:48:37 AM

I gave the demo a try; it's a fun little game. Maybe even not so little. Very cleverly done.

You can get the manual when you download the demo; there's also a quick start guide available from the game's forum; download link.

Thanks for reminding me. I want this game. Except I currently don't have a PC set up.
57  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: March 08, 2014, 12:55:14 AM
TouchArcade just gave it 5 stars with talk of it being a legendary game.
58  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: March 07, 2014, 07:44:34 PM
Toucharcade's forums sound like there are issues with the iPad version, but iPhone version works fine.
59  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: March 06, 2014, 03:54:30 PM
No offense Blackjack, but that makes me very happy to hear that it's difficult to rest the password/authenticator. When I read the articles on the Twitter @N thing (basically, companies easily reset passwords for a hacker), it kind of scared me that it might be too easy. Good to hear Blizzard is good about it. Assuming that hacking the authenticator isn't an easy/common thing.
60  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: March 04, 2014, 11:51:43 PM
Yep, you don't have to start on normal. I did and it was way too easy. Bumped it up to expert (3rd difficulty), it wasn't that tough and I was 54 by the end of it. I started over on master (next level up) and it wasn't too bad, but some of the elites required lots of kiting so I put it bCk to expert.
61  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: March 04, 2014, 05:22:53 AM
Ironically my arena priest I just did got 3 legendaries.  2 of them are expensive, one is is cheaper but not much help (gives a weapon benefit I don't need, but I took it because I needed cheaper cards). Fought another priest the first game, dominated without any of the legendaries. Second fight got another priest. Got my 2 good legendaries out, he took out one, but the other starts out at 8/8 and gains +1/1 at the end of each turn. He mind controlled it, did some damage, before I could mind control it back. By that point it was whoever who could get the finishing blow in. That was him.

Edit: Just beat a mage, easily thanks to that 8/8 plus legendary. I played out her sheep, and she appeared to not have gotten a Flamestrike. I think she played it wrong though, instead of trying to work the legendary down, she tried to race me to damage the hero first. No way she was going to win when I was doing 14+ damage a turn.

I don't want to play this deck. Too much pressure to win. I can't blame losing on shitty cards. :-)
62  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: March 04, 2014, 03:30:28 AM

Quote from: dangerballs on March 04, 2014, 03:13:15 AM

From the Blizzard forums, it seems like they have boosted xp 50% up until the new expansion drops on March 25th.

Wish they would just release it now, everything seems to already be in there. Caviler items, achievements, and even the final credits have an option to see the expansions credits. Oh well gives me a chance to get some Paragon levels, seems like everyone has some except me.
63  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Need a restart. on: March 04, 2014, 01:49:34 AM
What are these goals you people talk of? I never set goals.

(Of course I say that, but when I think about the last 20 years, I have had numerous goals, I just never thought of them as such.)
64  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: March 04, 2014, 01:46:54 AM
BattleNet has had a note up the last couple of days that their are connection problems for some people that is not on their end (or something to that effect).

I have had zero problems with connections since I started up again. That said, there really should be an offline mode.
65  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Diablo III Battle.Net tags. on: March 03, 2014, 05:34:58 PM
66  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: March 03, 2014, 05:31:22 PM
I watched the TouchArcade video for it, and it didn't look very interesting. Loved Infinite Space and FTL, but this doesn't look as interesting as either.
67  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead tap dances onto AMC for Season 4 on: March 03, 2014, 05:23:06 PM

Quote from: hepcat on March 03, 2014, 01:53:21 PM

I thought it was a great look into Daryl's psyche.  They used Beth as a vehicle to explore what motivates Daryl and it helped to cement his character as a fan favorite, I'm sure.  I could listen to Daryl and Merle stories all day long.

It was an interesting look into Daryl, that could have been 10 minutes long while intermingled with other story arcs. Like the Carl season opener, the writers want to do these deep episodes on a character, but I just don't find the characters deep enough to care about them enough to watch 40 minutes in one sitting of them telling me about them in long moody scenes.

TWD, for me, is a story about a really interesting environment with really boring characters. I can't say I care for any of them, whether it's because I am a snob, or the writers suck (probably the former) is the question.  icon_wink
68  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Retirement for Veterans on: March 03, 2014, 05:12:03 PM
Right. I had a pretty serious on the job accident early in my career which has had lasting effects. That, along with other issues, I think may have pushed me into the magic 50% range where you get both (knock on wood). I really don't know how it all adds up though. An ex coworker developed an incurable disease while he was in, but the only effect on his life is blood in his urine. He got 70%. Other people with more issues seem to get far less.

Like I said, not counting on it, but it would be nice.

The way the government/DOD is working, looks like we can expect less and less in benefits in the future. Not sure of the details, but I heard Congress voted down a package for veteran benefits just last week. We are loosing commissaries and BX's next year and it sounds like Tricare Prime might have changes in the future.
69  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So, I've been in the hostpital - A warning on: March 03, 2014, 05:29:08 AM
Glad to hear you are on the road to recovery and out of that hospital, Turtle.
70  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Retirement for Veterans on: March 03, 2014, 05:25:00 AM
When I work again, maybe I will miss the structure, but unless something bad happens, that won't be happening for awhile. Just need to get this degree crap out of the way. I haven't been this broke since I was a two striper. Have my disability medical Wednesday, hopefully that will provide a little boost in pay in a few months (not getting my hopes up, but if I get something, great).
71  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: March 03, 2014, 05:18:58 AM

Quote from: Lordnine on March 03, 2014, 04:55:25 AM

While some legendaries are amazing I would say the majority are very situational and in most cases, you would be better off with more standard “good” and reliable cards.

Let me rationalize my losing please. slywink
72  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: March 03, 2014, 01:10:01 AM
I have such a love/hate thing going on with this game. Been playing arena, and losing more often than not. Really don't understand why some people get decks with 2 legendaries, while I haven't gotten even one in my last 4 runs. (Yes I am bitching for the sake of bitching.)
73  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: March 01, 2014, 07:21:13 AM
I'll add you next time I am on Tokek (or add me, posted my name earlier). We can get some games in.

Eco and I played a few matches tonight. Was fun, we had a few close ones. Do wish they would make chat easier to use for friends.

I really need to branch out and learn some more decks.
74  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: March 01, 2014, 04:46:39 AM
If anyone wants a group when I am on, feel free to jump in a game if we are sort of close in levels. (I'm Sixtus.) played in a game tonight on expert and the loot was non stop. Big difference from single player hard level.
75  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Retirement for Veterans on: February 28, 2014, 10:15:57 PM
Thanks Roguetad. I just need school to start up, not having a purpose everyday starts to drag on.

Went out to the local naval station, and I can't get my ID without my 214. But my 214 hasn't been approved yet, the website says it's approved and signed, yet its not. The call center wasn't much help. I keep thinking I am glad I won't have to deal with this stuff much longer, and then I remember its only going to be worse with the VA.
76  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Survivor 2014: Brawn, Beauty and No Brains! on: February 28, 2014, 04:45:38 PM

Quote from: ATB on February 28, 2014, 04:03:35 PM

Glad to see that there's still a dedicated fan for this show. smile

While last season didn't do the greatest, it does quite well in the ratings.
77  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Retirement for Veterans on: February 28, 2014, 04:28:25 PM
Good to hear, thanks Kato.

Have to go get my retired ID today. Such a weird feeling.
78  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Retirement for Veterans on: February 28, 2014, 12:40:38 AM

Quote from: USMC Kato on February 28, 2014, 12:30:28 AM

Lee for me it took a month and a half. But after that initial delay the retirement pay should be paid out like clockwork.

Yikes, didn't think it would be that long. Thanks for the info, spending lock down started.
79  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Retirement for Veterans on: February 27, 2014, 10:09:46 PM
Veterans here, a quick question. My last active duty day is tomorrow, and I didn't get my last paycheck. Doing a search online, it seems the last paycheck gets delayed. How long did it take to get it? Not in dire of need of it, just don't like the feeling of not having money coming in for short term.
80  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: February 27, 2014, 10:05:41 PM
Going by achievements, I haven't really played since June '12. I think I finished the game once on normal, started some other characters and enjoyed it but got burnt out on it. I really don't remember how different it was before this patch to know if it makes the game better. Nor have I followed any of the changes, so I am kind of lost of what paragon levels are and other little things. All that said, I started a new wizard and I am really enjoying it.
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