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81  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
82  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.
83  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.
84  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.)
85  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?
86  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.
87  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
88  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.
89  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.
90  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Early 2015 Movie Fest! on: January 21, 2015, 10:56:34 PM
You lost me at Bruce Willis.
91  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.
92  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.
93  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.
94  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.
95  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".)
96  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.
97  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
98  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
99  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.
100  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Monument Valley on: January 16, 2015, 05:14:36 PM
Installed on 10M devices, 2.5M copies sold, someone work out the numbers. I wonder how many people are like me, bought the game once, have it installed on 2 devices.

I believe the Android numbers, only because every dev I have seen discuss it has said Android has an extremely high piracy rate. The developer of Motorsport Manger just said today on Twitter that he was told to make it free on Android and just have video ads to support it.
101  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Monument Valley on: January 16, 2015, 03:28:06 AM
Monument Valley infographic.
102  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: January 13, 2015, 10:24:52 PM
Your summary describes some of my feelings Gratch. I only just started and seemed a bit tedious with the sudden difficulty spikes and losing all progress. Plus I really dislike the art style.
103  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Relationship Help on: January 09, 2015, 01:10:00 AM
As someone who sucks at relationships, I can't imagine asking a SO those questions. Shouldn't you just do the those things you need to do without asking?
104  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: "Best" of CES 2015 on: January 09, 2015, 12:57:08 AM

Quote from: rittchard on January 09, 2015, 12:42:58 AM

Other smart home items I can see some benefits in, and as mentioned in the Echo thread, I can imagine a common interface binding them all together - the Nest, door locks, home security, lighting, TV, etc.  A futuristic home where most common things are voice or watch/phone commanded via a seamless wireless interface. 

Apple is trying that with Homekit, which should be out this year. I believe Google has their own version centered around Nest as well. WeMO is extending their stuff too. It's coming, but unfortunately there won't be one standard.
105  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: "Best" of CES 2015 on: January 08, 2015, 04:01:32 AM

Quote from: Ironrod on January 08, 2015, 03:00:16 AM

Maybe the "Internet of Things" really is the Next Big Thing, but it strikes me as a solution in search of a problem. I'd worry about my toaster and my refrigerator conspiring against me. Maybe I'd let my guard down if they went back to calling it the "smart house."

I love the whole Internet of Things idea. I need my phone to turn on most of my lights or to play music, but that really isn't an issue since I always have my phone close. If I didn't live an apartment I would get a Nest in a second. Not sure I need anything connected in my kitchen though, I can't think of any uses. Like the wifi crockpot, a device that has two or three settings and it's something I need to prepare and monitor myself, so why do I need it online?

I was looking at electric toothbrushes they other day. There is a bluetooth one that you use your phone with. Seems completely pointless. Some of this stuff is really a fad.
106  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Trend for mobile sucks monkey nuts on: January 08, 2015, 02:43:49 AM
There have been a few articles over the years talking about how Android users don't spend much on apps compared to iOS users (iOS users also do a lot more online shopping from their devices), so that part wasn't really a surprise to me. But 60% pirated on iOS? I find that hard to believe unless jailbreaking is a lot more common than I thought, and those same users pirate lots of games.
107  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: "Best" of CES 2015 on: January 08, 2015, 02:38:08 AM
I think a computer monitor might be cool since viewing angles aren't usually an issue. Still I am not sure if there is a really a point. Like YK said, it seems they are just doing it because they can. All these manufacturers are desperately looking for anything to stand out, and this is their latest attempt.

108  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: bluetooth headphones for PC on: January 08, 2015, 02:32:51 AM
Yep, just get one of these. Never used one, but it's pretty cheap.
109  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Elite: Dangerous on: January 06, 2015, 01:12:24 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on January 06, 2015, 12:33:45 PM

resistance is failing....

Go read one of the threads or watch a Youtube video talking about how the game becomes boring quickly due to lack of things to do. icon_wink
110  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Space Hulk Ascension (bloody fun turn-based squad combat) on: January 05, 2015, 10:20:24 PM
The Rock, Paper, Shotgun review is what put me off. Sounds like the interface is more of a chore than it should be. The first one the complaints were also about a bad interface and very slow animations IIRC as well.
111  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (1/5) on: January 05, 2015, 09:04:08 AM

Quote from: TiLT on January 05, 2015, 05:26:29 AM

Warhammer Quest looks interesting. I'll at least be keeping an eye on it.

It's a fun game on iOS, but it looks like this is a straight port without much added. Was really hoping they would beef it up for the PC. Highly recommended for an iPad game though.
112  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Any interest in setting up a topic for trading Steam cards? on: January 03, 2015, 09:26:22 PM
I would.
113  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Elite: Dangerous on: January 03, 2015, 06:02:32 AM

Quote from: Lockdown on January 02, 2015, 01:18:31 PM

Lee: If you got the joystick Hark recommended - the game does not automatically recognize the engine throttle on the bottom of the joystick.  You probably already know this- but you can go into options and set it up yourself in about 5 seconds.

Thanks Lockdown, I got figured it out. I was expecting the joystick to have stuff like that set up already is all (some of the videos I watched people just seemed to select their joystick model in a pull down). Not a big deal, I am just trying to get all the commands down and it set up now.

Is there a setting to make the yaw on the Logitech Extreme 3D not so sensitive? If I even rest my hand on it I yaw to the left a bit. It would be nice to make it so it takes a bit more pressure than that to yaw.

I have been doing the practice fights and taking off and landing; it is quite a bit of fun.
114  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 01/02/15 on: January 02, 2015, 10:53:25 PM
Attempt to learn Elite Dangerous.

Attempt to win a game of Endless Legend.

Continue Wasteland 2.
115  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Elite: Dangerous on: January 02, 2015, 07:43:10 AM
So there aren't advanced predefined joystick setups for this? I put it on "generic joystick" and it didn't recognize the throttle. Which I turned on, but it's way off, and can't go to max. Plus it's way too easy to put into reverse.  I had a Thrustmaster back in the day and I don't remember having to mess with it. Jeez with age I am becoming a noob.
116  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Elite: Dangerous on: January 02, 2015, 05:21:16 AM

Quote from: Lee on December 31, 2014, 08:24:43 PM

Quote from: dback99 on December 31, 2014, 07:28:39 PM

The damn forum effect is pulling me in....must resist..backlog too great..

It was pulling me in and then I watched some videos of it and decided I would never learn how to play it. Plus I would have to buy a joystick. I am enjoying reading threads like this one about it though.

So I lied. Still scared this game is too much for me, but it really it is reminding me too much of my Wing Commander 3 days (didn't really get into Privateer). Bought a Logitech joystick too, thanks Hark for recommending it.

Thanks for the detailed explanation on exploration as well AA.
117  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Elite: Dangerous on: January 01, 2015, 11:15:56 PM
The exploring thing: I have seen in videos people say that some planets were already scanned. Wouldn't all the planets in the world be scanned by now so this is no longer a money maker? Probably a dumb question, just trying to figure out how the game works.
118  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Re: New Year's Eve: How as your 2014? on: January 01, 2015, 02:47:06 PM

Quote from: Canuck on January 01, 2015, 02:00:23 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on January 01, 2015, 03:00:59 AM


I blame everybody at GT who didn't click the link in my sig and buy something. Yes, you.
Sorry but I use Tapatalk and I don't think forum sigs show up there. smile

Modern phones support regular webpages fine so no need for some app to view forums. No excuse.  icon_razz
119  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Elite: Dangerous on: January 01, 2015, 04:06:43 AM
So when I watch these videos and the pilot is looking all over the place all the time, is that using mouse look or are an IR trackers? I can't imagine someone is piloting and looking around constantly with a mouse.

I never played Elite back in the day, but it does make me miss Wing Commander and X-Wing/Tie Fighter badly.
120  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Going "Full" 4K! on: December 31, 2014, 08:29:03 PM
This whole 4k thing kind of scares me. Are Blu-Ray going to be replaced soon? How well will 4K movies stream?

I started buying Blu-Rays on sale and ripping them and it's already hard enough to steam them unless you can get the file size down. I would think this will be near impossible with such a big leap in screen resolution. I don't want everything I have bought to become obsolete again.
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