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81  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: New gaming computer? Where to buy? on: November 01, 2014, 07:55:28 PM

Quote from: Harpua3 on November 01, 2014, 03:49:10 PM

Quote from: Lee on October 31, 2014, 10:19:11 PM

Quote from: Harpua3 on October 31, 2014, 10:12:51 PM

Falcon NW!

Your post convinced me.  Tongue

It's been a dream to get a Falcon NW since Rich got one on Gone Gold over a decade ago. I even put Gone Gold under the "How did you hear about us?" section.

I should be getting the thing just before finals, some planning that was.

You'll be really happy. Their tech support is friggin phenomenal. Seriously. Best of luck! Enjoy the shit out of that rig.

I spec'd one out a couple of months ago and almost pulled the trigger. Would have been awesome but then my car died and my roof was destroyed in a hailstorm so that money (along with bunches more) needs to go elsewhere.  icon_cry
82  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: November 01, 2014, 01:08:50 AM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on November 01, 2014, 01:02:30 AM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on November 01, 2014, 12:58:19 AM

I do occasionally for recharging. Guess I'll pick up a standalone charger.

You can charge it off your PC USB port too.

Ah, sure... hadn't thought of that. Thanks.
83  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Backup on living room entertainment center? on: November 01, 2014, 01:06:07 AM
I'm using an APC XS 1500. I was using a different brand years ago but switched to APC when I found my old one's battery had died and it was not replaceable.  icon_evil
84  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: November 01, 2014, 12:58:19 AM
I do occasionally for recharging. Guess I'll pick up a standalone charger.
85  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked $30 (normally $120) 20% All Games for 2 Years on: October 30, 2014, 08:25:43 PM
Just did my first GCU pre-order online for Dragon Age: Inquisition... nice to get 20% off and release day shipping for free. And double points.  icon_cool
86  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Valkyria Chronicles PC = Yes Please! on: October 30, 2014, 06:33:45 PM
Currently replaying this on my PS3.  icon_biggrin

With you on the no sequel... or why they didn't use the engine ('Blitz' I think) in another game, or did they and I missed it?
87  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Re: Re: Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked $30 (normally $120) 20% All Games for 2 Years on: October 30, 2014, 01:53:41 PM

Quote from: Caine on October 30, 2014, 01:47:27 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on October 30, 2014, 12:37:04 PM

I really wanted to stop buying physical media but damn that's a lot of money to be saved. I hate the idea of going all the way across town to Best Buy every time I want a game but 20% is not insignificant.

Consider this the nail in that coffin.  Free shipping over $35 and each game was listed as "expedited shipping" when I preordered.  Also, when I factor in games in 2015, it adds up to a lot more than $140.

Sweet! Thank goodness I'm still a physical media Luddite.  icon_wink
88  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Backup on living room entertainment center? on: October 30, 2014, 01:51:50 PM

Quote from: Harpua3 on October 30, 2014, 05:32:04 AM

Should I treat it just like a PC backup UPS?

Oh, that kind of backup. Yes. I've got a small APC UPS supporting all that (receiver included) and it works just fine. However, I'm not looking for any kind of extended "play during the outage" coverage, more like enough time to calmly wind things down and shut'er down.
89  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: October 29, 2014, 05:23:01 PM
Be curious if that helps as the database was already rebuilt during the firmware upgrade... let us know!
90  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1] Sunset Overdrive (Insomniac's latest) on: October 29, 2014, 02:15:23 PM
So what exactly is that bikini made of? Better be from the world's finest bacon or some such to make it worth $6500.  icon_wink
91  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: October 29, 2014, 06:09:42 AM
Now that I've upgraded to the 2.0 release of the O/S I see I'm not alone in it not coming out of 'Rest' (formerly Standby) mode. Awesome. Get to unplug it again and then have to run a disk check and lastly chastise me for unplugging the power cord in rest mode. Again.  finger

Hope they fix this soon.
92  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: October 29, 2014, 03:41:44 AM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on October 28, 2014, 11:06:19 PM

the short version is that I'll be able to buy any new XB1 games for 20%-off through the next year.

ps. Next two years. icon_wink
93  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked $30 (normally $120) 20% All Games for 2 Years on: October 28, 2014, 10:35:17 PM
Just did the dirty deed today when I snagged a copy of Lords of the Fallen.  thumbsup
94  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Giveaway] Warlock 2: The Exiled on: October 28, 2014, 10:27:42 PM
How many few moments?  icon_frown
95  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked $30 (normally $120) 20% All Games for 2 Years on: October 27, 2014, 02:13:55 PM
I was blown away when I looked into adding Unlocked and found out it was $120... $30 makes it much more palatable.  icon_smile
96  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: October 27, 2014, 05:30:17 AM
This next one.  ninja
97  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/27) on: October 27, 2014, 05:28:18 AM
Looking like Lords of the Fallen on the PS4.
98  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: October 26, 2014, 08:41:43 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on October 26, 2014, 05:02:58 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 26, 2014, 02:51:30 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on October 26, 2014, 03:33:47 AM

System software update v2.00 launches next Tuesday, 28th October.

So, this Tuesday.

When it was posted it was Saturday of last week.  Now it is Sunday so it is this week.  slywink

So picky... they're basically synonymous. If I meant next your way I would have said "a week from next Tuesday".  icon_razz
99  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: October 26, 2014, 03:33:47 AM
System software update v2.00 launches next Tuesday, 28th October.
100  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: October 24, 2014, 08:34:38 PM
Are the books worth reading?
101  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: October 24, 2014, 08:22:59 PM
As was I... thought it sounded more better my way.  nod
102  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: October 24, 2014, 08:17:29 PM
Nice... a murder of crow.  icon_wink
103  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron on: October 23, 2014, 10:28:24 PM
Answers to your trailer questions.
104  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: October 21, 2014, 02:26:05 PM

Quote from: Jumangi on October 21, 2014, 04:52:09 AM

One word Sony: Folders

Exactly... why they're not there yet is beyond me.
105  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: October 21, 2014, 04:31:48 AM

Quote from: Ridah on October 20, 2014, 10:55:45 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on October 18, 2014, 03:30:04 PM

Version 2.0 of the PS4 OS unveiled.

The PS4 already displays apps in order of last use, doesn't it?

It does. Guess the question is around this statement:

"The Content Area will now show the last 15 apps and games that were opened, for easier access, while the Library will allow for better sorting. Users may still have to deal with the endless scrolling if they have many programs installed but at least itíll be easier to scroll through them."

Perhaps it will limit it to 15 with the rest accessible from the Library?
106  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/20) on: October 20, 2014, 03:35:23 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on October 20, 2014, 03:31:25 PM

Tempted by Fantasia, but I need to read more and see if it's something my 4-year-old will enjoy.  Also really wish it came with Disney animated movie soundtrack songs.

There is a demo available.
107  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: October 19, 2014, 02:30:36 PM

Quote from: EddieA on October 19, 2014, 11:05:23 AM

Quote from: farley2k on October 17, 2014, 08:04:53 PM

Lots of PC customization information.  I really hope Disable Gore (22:55) is in the console version.  I know my kids will enjoy watching me play so I would love to be able to turn this off

http://youtu.be/xtF8z3YSbHg

That option only disables the display of blood splatters on your characters after battles.

Right, not all gore but specifically "persistent gore".
108  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: October 18, 2014, 03:30:04 PM
Version 2.0 of the PS4 OS unveiled.
109  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Styx: Master of Shadows [PC/PS4/XB1] on: October 13, 2014, 10:34:40 PM
PC only patch?
110  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Money pit so it seems. on: October 13, 2014, 02:44:11 PM

Quote from: Default on October 13, 2014, 03:51:59 AM

Worse of all, the previous owners had 3 cats and no sense of smell. Every rug has to be torn up, the padding removed and the floors primered.  mad

Just in case you weren't aware of it: KILS
111  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Driveclub on: October 12, 2014, 02:54:08 PM
Free version available yet?
112  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Driveclub on: October 08, 2014, 09:33:15 PM
Thanks... that must be the product page I found that said it was "not available" or some such.
113  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [KS] The Flame in the Flood - river rafting survival sim on: October 08, 2014, 09:30:22 PM
Rouge?  No sure we need to know about any "rouge-like" games you've been playing.  icon_razz

Rogue. Lite.
114  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Driveclub on: October 08, 2014, 08:41:04 PM

Quote from: TiLT on May 08, 2014, 02:28:09 PM

Quote from: Destructor on May 08, 2014, 02:04:26 PM

Quote from: Jumangi on May 07, 2014, 08:26:08 PM

So...the upgrade to the full unlock costs $50. But from the wording on the PS Blog post its seems this is treated not like a sale item but the free games you get with the sub. If the PS+ sub ever lapse you lose access tot he game. I really hope this is a miscommunication on their part...

This is exactly what everyone thinks at this point - the 'discount' is only yours while you keep your PS+ sub. So you don't really 'own' it unless you spend the full $60.

In short, don't gimp yourself by trying to save $10.

EDIT: You also get some kind of demo by just having PS+, but it's absolutely not the full game at all.

I wouldn't really call it a demo. It's more of a shareware thing in some ways, with 11 tracks and 10 cars, and the ability to earn the platinum trophy.

I couldn't find this in the store, even when searching... all I could find was the $10 discount.  icon_frown
115  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [KS] The Flame in the Flood - river rafting survival sim on: October 08, 2014, 08:39:48 PM
Perhaps a condensed version of their opening blurb:

"A rogue-lite river journey through the backwaters of a forgotten post-societal America"
116  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [KS] The Flame in the Flood - river rafting survival sim on: October 08, 2014, 08:07:14 PM
Almost didn't click on the thread, 'river rafting survival sim' didn't really seem like a thing I would be interested in. Unfortunately, I watched the Kickstarter pitch and now I'm a backer.  paranoid
117  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Flash on: October 08, 2014, 07:44:17 PM
Crushed it. Ratings-wise. icon_biggrin
118  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Flash on: October 08, 2014, 01:37:00 PM
Yah, wasn't really sure what that was all about.  icon_neutral
119  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: October 05, 2014, 03:13:30 PM
Wasn't sure this needed its own thread, so putting it here as I just saw this over on Blues: Redbox Instant shutting down October 7th. Could not compete. Never saw the point of paying for yet-another-streaming-service when I already have both Netflix and Amazon Prime. I do use Redbox for physical media rentals but this... nope.
120  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is your primary gaming device? on: October 05, 2014, 03:02:58 PM
Far and away my PS4 with my PC in the mix as well. The only thing that's gotten me to turn on my XB1 in quite some time is Horizon 2 but Shadow of Mordor on the PS4 has a much stronger pull.
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