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1  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My current musical obsession (metal) on: August 20, 2014, 12:43:28 PM

Quote from: Gratch on August 19, 2014, 07:50:22 PM

They're not particularly "metal" any more, but Opeth's new album is streaming in its entirety here

Huh, don't know Opeth but... I liked it. Thanks for the link.  thumbsup
2  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/PS3/Vita] Counterspy on: August 19, 2014, 11:43:50 PM
I have this preloaded on my PS4 but not sure I'm going to get any play time tonight.  icon_frown
3  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: August 17, 2014, 11:00:49 PM

Quote from: The Grue on August 17, 2014, 10:37:46 PM

I'm only double dipping as I knew there was going to be a PS4 version, so I had enough willpower to skip the PS3 one.

Same here.  nod
4  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: August 17, 2014, 01:05:28 AM
I plan on purchasing it. And hopefully find some play time as well. icon_wink
5  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anime thread of anime on: August 12, 2014, 01:05:41 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on August 12, 2014, 01:09:32 AM

Holy crap is the dub different from the sub for that Harlock movie.

LOL! Forgot about that. Things there always seem to start up with CC on and right away I was all WTF is going on here?  saywhat
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (08/11) on: August 11, 2014, 04:38:32 AM
Probably... Risen 3. What the heck.
7  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anime thread of anime on: August 08, 2014, 02:27:23 PM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on August 02, 2014, 04:45:03 AM

The recent CGI Captain Harlock movie just showed up on Netflix. This is something I've been dying to see since I saw the trailer months ago. I heard it's not that good but I loved the old Harlock TV series so I'll still give it a go.

Huh, watched it last night and enjoyed even with not knowing anything about Harlock going in.
8  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Where do you stand on the crucial topic of hotdogs? on: August 07, 2014, 11:42:34 PM
I went quite some time without consuming a hotdog but always enjoyed the Hebrew Nationals that I would get a Costco once in a blue moon. Then saw an ad for Park's Finest Premium Franks from Ball Park and decided to try them. All beef, no preservatives, no nitrates or nitrites. Come in four flavors, I tried the 'Slow Smoked Hickory' ones and they was pretty darn good. Only odd thing is they come seven to a package but figured that must be a price point thing.
9  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Should I get a cat? on: August 05, 2014, 01:23:14 PM

Quote from: Harpua3 on August 05, 2014, 09:39:48 AM

Too much pussy is never enough. Tongue

Thank you, Mrs. Slocombe.  icon_wink
10  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: August 05, 2014, 01:21:32 PM

Quote from: Gratch on August 04, 2014, 08:40:52 PM

Secret of Mana is only $3.99 today.  Worth it just for the music.  smile

On sale through the 10th. However, what worries me is it is an iPhone game... how does that translate to playing it on an iPad?
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: August 03, 2014, 02:36:27 AM

Quote from: Bashtor on August 02, 2014, 10:34:00 PM

Quote from: EddieA on August 02, 2014, 12:59:27 AM

Quote from: th'FOOL on August 01, 2014, 05:13:45 PM

Keep in mind that this specifically applies to the end-game raids

True, this isn't going to affect much content.  Bungie hasn't confirmed this, but it looks like there might only be one raid in the whole game.

I knew it was end game content, hence me not being too annoyed by it.  I hadn't heard only one raid possibly.  If we are talking only one or two raid situations, then it is definately minimal.  I still don't like it, but I understand it with the time commitment they are talking to finish something like this (unless I'm misunderstanding).  Still, this is is more likely to make me not play that content, as opposed to changing my gaming habits, but who knows. 

Some information on the raids here.
12  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Should I get a cat? on: August 02, 2014, 03:26:51 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on August 02, 2014, 12:32:07 AM

Litter pans have to be cleaned out daily or the room they're in will reek. We invested in a Litter Genie (it's a diaper genie for litter), and that has helped a great deal. Basically instead of having to throw out a bag daily, you can dump waste in the Litter Genie for a few days before taking the bag out.

Just wanted to put in a quick plug for this. We went 8 years from losing our last cat to finding a new one and on a whim picked one of these up. It has been awesome and is highly recommended for anyone emptying a cat box.  icon_wink
13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] The Last Of Us on: July 30, 2014, 01:47:40 PM
Yah, going through that intro again wasn't really something I was looking forward to.  icon_cry
14  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Horns on: July 29, 2014, 01:34:28 PM
Read the book. Should be... interesting.
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] The Last Of Us on: July 28, 2014, 01:25:56 PM
A quite large 10, apparently.
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: July 24, 2014, 01:35:34 PM
I asked because I too don't "MMO" so wanted to make sure I wasn't doing something wrong or would piss people off by accidentally shooting them or ignoring them or not reviving them or some other unknown breach of etiquette.  icon_wink

As to the other questions, a couple of sites I found helpful were:

www.destinythegame.com    (lots of information there)
www.bungie.net                   (sign up and link to your PS4 id to see your stats, cards, etc)

A little buried but under Settings is Log Out and then there are two options that appear - one to log out of the character and one to log out of the game. Can't really help with all of the other stuff, I'm afraid.
17  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Would you ever??? on: July 23, 2014, 10:58:17 PM

Quote from: rittchard on July 23, 2014, 10:55:53 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on July 23, 2014, 09:06:06 PM

Hang a nut sack from your trailer hitch?

I actually don't know what this means, is it some sort of euphemism involving male genitalia?

Unfortunately... no.
18  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Would you ever??? on: July 23, 2014, 09:53:22 PM
Not just 'in the south', I've seen them here in Colorado.  Roll Eyes
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: July 23, 2014, 09:48:19 PM
Silly question perhaps but how exactly does the 'single player' work in this game? I can find various articles mentioning that it will be supported although they are 'sloping the floor towards socialization' and at some point in the story progression co-op parties will be required for success. However, right now I'm wondering how it all works. The intro run up to The Tower went fine but when I next go down to the surface to look for an FTL drive it tells me it is suitable for 1-3 players and I see there are other players running around. Do I just... ignore them... and all of the 'Revive?' prompts I keep seeing?  icon_neutral
20  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: What virus/malware software do you use? on: July 19, 2014, 04:21:36 PM
Yikes. Perhaps I should rethink my choice of MSE.  icon_neutral
21  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Passenger Jet Shot Down over Ukraine on: July 19, 2014, 01:51:40 PM
Do you have a link for that, Turtle? Never mind, found one such mention here.

Also this was a very complex SA-11 Buk SAM missile system leading people to think that "Russian soldiers may have been assisting or manning the weapon". I doubt we'll ever know the full truth behind this.  icon_frown
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Divinity : Original Sin on: July 19, 2014, 02:46:49 AM
Odd... certainly used to be there as I remember reading it.  icon_neutral
23  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: What virus/malware software do you use? on: July 17, 2014, 02:54:40 AM
One article on the combination of MSE and MABM, others out there. However, when you ask these kind of questions in a Microsoft forum, they say all you need is MSE.  icon_wink
24  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: What virus/malware software do you use? on: July 16, 2014, 01:45:11 PM

Quote from: Lee on July 15, 2014, 10:26:52 PM

Isn't running MalwareBytes and Windows Defender/MSE bad since they are both monitoring for malware. Couldn't that cause a conflict?

Nope. Pretty standard to run anti-virus and anti-malware together, from what I've read.
25  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: What virus/malware software do you use? on: July 14, 2014, 01:12:42 PM
MSE with Malwarebytes... and I paid for the latter.
26  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Gauging interest in a pair of EVGA GTX460 SC video cards on: July 06, 2014, 02:38:52 PM
I've got a pair of EVGA "Superclocked" GTX460 1GB DDR5 video cards that I am no longer using. Not a darn thing wrong with them, just decided to swap them out for a single EVGA GTX780 FTW card. Any interest out there in the community? They were $270 each when I picked them up but I'm sure we could come to an agreement on a sweet combo deal if there's any interest. Much rather they go to someone here than having to futz with EBay or things of that ilk.

Let me know. Thanks!

(cross-posted at OO)
27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (06/30) on: July 05, 2014, 03:31:53 AM

Quote from: Lordnine on July 04, 2014, 11:52:04 PM

Quote from: Lee on July 04, 2014, 10:30:23 PM

I was ignoring D:OS because I don't have a PC that will run it. Then I saw that it's Mac too. Why isn't there an impressions thread?

Is it good? Haven't seen any reviews yet.

Edit: read Qt3's thread. People seem to like it...sounds like it still has a few patches coming out.  I am torn, I have the summer off (unfortunately) but I am broke. Food or new game? Decisions, decisions...
Iíve given up on posting impressions threads because no one ever responds to them.  Tongue

Itís good, very good in fact.  Do you like games like Fallout 1&2 or Baldurís Gate?  If so you will probably like Divinity: Original Sin.  Even better if you play it in co-op.

Seems like the majority of PC impression threads are over at OO... including one for D:OS.
28  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Civilization Revolution 2 Reased for Ipad...and apparently nobody knew... on: July 02, 2014, 12:36:40 PM
From The Guardian:

The new game adds new units, technology, buildings and wonders, as well as beefed-up graphics compared to its predecessor. For veterans, the inclusion of jet fighters, lasers and even Silicon Valley will spice up an already-engrossing game.

Civilization Revolution 2 also notably shuns the dominant free-to-play business model in mobile gaming. It costs £10.49 to download from the App Store, with no in-app purchases.

 thumbsup
29  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/neXtBox/360/Ps3/Ps4] Wolfenstein:The New Order on: June 29, 2014, 07:30:20 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on June 29, 2014, 02:48:33 PM

Quote from: naednek on June 29, 2014, 06:47:43 AM

well, now I kind of wished I stayed with the PS4 version...  The game engine is the same they used for Rage, and that had major texture pop in.  I forgot about that.  And it's prevalent in Wolfenstein.  I wished I did some research before buying.  I'm pretty sure I had upgraded my PC since Rage came out, and that the fact the texture pop in isn't noticible at all in the PS4 version, would make you think that my PC would be able to handle it.

Yeah, I couldn't play Rage on the PC for more than 1 minute without going crazy from texture popping and I finished Wolfenstein on the PS4 and never noticed it once. 

I remember that was really terrible in the initial release but from what I recall they straightened that out over time. Between patches and the "launch options" you can use, you should be some degree of fine. FWIW, found these in my Steam version:

+cvaradd g_fov 12 +com_allowconsole 1 +com_skipIntroVideo 1 +image_anisotropy 16 +image_usecompression 0 +g_showplayershadow 1 +m_smooth 0
30  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 24, 2014, 12:59:15 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 24, 2014, 12:47:18 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on June 23, 2014, 09:52:16 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5UqgizM268

I was looking for Farming Simulator...instead I found THIS. 

Shouldn't that be in the YouTube thread, Mr. Administrator?

Also, not seen by human eyes.

What has been seen cannot be unseen.  paranoid
31  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: June 22, 2014, 12:56:28 PM

Quote from: naednek on June 22, 2014, 12:22:28 PM

Wolfenstein is fun, but man I had some frustrating moments already in the first level.  Jumping out of that plane, it tells me to sprint and jump. I followed their instructions and I kept dying and dying over and over again.]

Funny, had the exact same issue and not really sure what I was doing wrong. I kept dying, they kept telling me to 'sprint and jump' and I kept yelling at the screen that I AM sprinting and jumping, dammit! Finally worked and not really sure what was different when it did, guess I finally got the timing of the jump to its liking.  icon_confused

But yah, fun game. Big  thumbsup

Quote from: naednek on June 22, 2014, 12:22:28 PM

I don't expect this to be my primary game system.

Turning out to be mine at the moment.  nod
32  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 4 is coming (please mark spoilers) on: June 18, 2014, 05:50:50 AM
Yup, exactly. Him.  icon_wink
33  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 4 is coming (please mark spoilers) on: June 18, 2014, 02:46:06 AM

Quote from: Zekester on June 18, 2014, 02:36:32 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on June 18, 2014, 02:18:01 AM

I've read the books but am far behind on the show.  Can someone spoiler me what Bran events people are talking about?

Spoiler for Hiden:
zombie skeletons attack, while little Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome kid throws fierballs at them

It's a bit more than that:
Spoiler for Hiden:
They are saved by one of the Children of the Forest who leads them to 'three eyed crow'.
34  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Pop-ups from ads on mobile on: June 18, 2014, 02:40:37 AM
I still got that certificate error, interestingly enough.
35  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 4 is coming (please mark spoilers) on: June 17, 2014, 02:12:14 AM
Did they say where the ship from King's Landing was heading?
36  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Pop-ups from ads on mobile on: June 11, 2014, 02:43:52 AM
Got this today, assuming this is still an issue from the ad network.



37  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Edge of Tomorrow (aka All You Need is Kill) on: June 11, 2014, 02:33:46 AM
More spoilerific thoughts on the ending...

Spoiler for Hiden:
I get the 'go back further' part from the Omega but I was fully expecting him to wake up and then have to convince them to bomb the crap out of the museum and kill it once and for all. However, he goes back and it's still dead? Is that what the broadcast said and if so, not really sure how to reconcile that.
38  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Edge of Tomorrow (aka All You Need is Kill) on: June 10, 2014, 04:31:21 AM
The wife and I saw this Sunday. In much the same boat, not a big TC fan but enjoyed Oblivion and had a hell of a lot of fun with this one... right up until the end, which I couldn't really explain to the wife when she asked me wtf just happened. It almost seemed like we saw the real / original ending just before the last five minutes and it didn't play well with preview audiences or something, so they tweaked it to add the happy. I took a quick peek at the graphic novel adaption of the book and it was completely different so didn't really help at all. I've had the novel on my Kindle for awhile but wanted to see the movie first, I'll bet it doesn't really answer any questions either.

I wonder what the official explanation of the ending is?  icon_neutral
39  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Pop-ups from ads on mobile on: June 08, 2014, 01:19:58 PM
Great, just noticed that the virus popup I posted said I was in danger of "loosing" my pictures... watch out world!  Roll Eyes
40  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Pop-ups from ads on mobile on: June 07, 2014, 10:17:40 PM
This has been going on for several days with me, I just finally decided to capture a couple and post about the issue.  I also find myself elsewhere occasionally if I'm not paying attention and accidentally click OK.
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