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41  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors begin. on: May 24, 2013, 12:35:25 PM
I never owned one, but heard the playstation and ps2 were good consoles.  I loved the Ps3.

I am ordering as soon as pre orders are available.  I am confident Sony will deliver an excellent console.  I also like Sony peripherals. 

There controller charger and headset were pretty nice and worked well.

I wonder how they are going to make them not work with the PS4 so I have to buy new stuff, heh.   
(Which is fine with me, I like new stuff, as long as it is better then my old stuff.)
42  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: May 23, 2013, 03:05:59 PM

Quote from: Teggy on May 23, 2013, 02:36:21 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on May 23, 2013, 01:59:01 PM

Both Sony and MS screwed up there reveal and anyone defending either company is just looking through rose colored glasses of their preferred brand. 



Hm, I thought Sony hit their reveal out of the park and I was in the MS camp this gen.

Maybe Microsoft is getting complacent at the top and Sony is coming out hard and hungry to get their title back.

I am probably just going to get them both.  But, I guess we need more information first.  Hopefully Microsoft focuses on games at E3 and shows us some snazzy stuff. 

I wonder when game stop is going to start taking pre orders on the PS4 ?  I think I would like to start dropping off $50 bucks a payday and get a early start on a expensive Christmas 2013, heh.
43  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Xbox: Always online, no second-hand games, 50GB Blu-ray and new kinect(EDGE) on: May 23, 2013, 12:38:18 PM

Quote from: msduncan on May 23, 2013, 12:03:06 AM



Well the market's response to the Xbox One's announcement tells me all I need to know.   I'm getting the PS4 at launch.    M$ will have some proving to do this time around to get me to the One.


My Ps3 lasted 5 years and is still running smoothly.  Xbox 360s were junk, but perhaps I just got 2 lemons in the early days.

I did like the original xbox and got years of service out of it.

But, Sony has earned my support and is imo superior in both hardware and software.  (exclusive games)  
Unless their is something else that comes up, PS4 will be my first buy.  Then I will have to wait and see if I also get a xbox one, or a 2nd PS4 later in the year.

I really cannot wait to play around with the new controller.  It looks very nice.

44  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (01/21) on: January 24, 2013, 06:12:28 PM
I want to buy the cave, but every time I sit down in front of the TV and fire up the playstation I somehow end up in xcom.

It's getting bad, I am hoping the game gets stale soon so I can play black ops 2, dishonored, doom 3 or buy a new game.
45  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: October 08, 2012, 04:09:15 PM
Since the mobile gods have decided the Lumia 920 is going to be a ATT exclusive, it looks like I may be going for the iphone 5.

Anyone care to share good sights or forums for news and reviews on accessories, cases,  apps, etc ?   
46  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: amazon prime vs netflix on: July 19, 2012, 01:07:26 PM

Quote from: McNutt on July 19, 2012, 01:03:13 PM

When I looked at Prime I saw a bunch of obscure movies and TV shows, but very little that I wanted to watch.  This was about a year ago.  Maybe it's gotten better, but at the time Netflix Watch Instantly beat it pretty badly, even though I still thought Netflix had very little I wanted to watch.

Yea, I do not watch allot of TV myself, aside from a series (true blood/rome/spartacus) or a movie here and there.   But the kids burn it up.
47  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: amazon prime vs netflix on: July 19, 2012, 12:47:38 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on July 19, 2012, 12:44:21 PM

Quote from: Morgul on July 19, 2012, 12:39:55 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on July 19, 2012, 12:32:04 PM

I have both and netflix online selection is much better

Selection pretty much overlapped soul? 

Yes, but I find netflix selection to be much more diverse

Alright.  I never considered giving up netflix, I get the DVDs too.  But was hoping amazon prime would be a nice supplement, since I shop at amazon.

But, if its all pretty much overlapped then I guess it wouldn't do me any good.

Thanks for the info. 
48  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: amazon prime vs netflix on: July 19, 2012, 12:39:55 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on July 19, 2012, 12:32:04 PM

I have both and netflix online selection is much better

Selection pretty much overlapped soul? 
49  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Windows Phone] Mango on: July 19, 2012, 12:38:00 PM
That sucks, was hoping to try out a nokia with windows phone 8.  But hell, I cannot say they beat out those sweet looking samsung / HTC phones anyways.  But I was definatley wanting to check out the nokia too.

Here is to hoping they turn it around.   I have been drifting around IOS and android for years now and windows phone 7 has me wanting to plant my flag in the windows 8 world, instead f continually flip flopping back and forth.  (I was planning to grab a windows phone 8 this fall to update my trophy, and grab the first good looking $200 windows tablet as well.)

If they go under or something I guess I will go back to flopping between IOS and android.  I am just bored with them I guess.  Windows gives me something new to play with, runs smooth as silk and has +style points imo.

I do not see how Microsoft can afford not to compete in the mobile world, so I do not see how it can let it fail, so not sweating it too much.   

Hell, I am even liking the navigation on my windows phone, and I used to be obsessed with google nav.     
50  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / amazon prime vs netflix on: July 19, 2012, 12:21:00 PM
Does amazon prime pretty much have the same selection as netflix, or does it add movies that netflix does not have?

I do not want to pay for another if it has pretty much the same selection.   But, every time I order something from amazon and pay shipping I wonder if I should not be on prime.  I do not buy enough to cover the entire 80 bucks in shipping, but I do buy here and there.  Would definitive knock that price per year down a bit.


So, amazon prime different then netflix selection wise?  Comparable service?  What do you guys think?

Oh yea, in case it makes a difference,

Devices:
My streaming devices are primarily a PS3 and apple TV. 
We also do some streaming on a asus transformer prime and a ipad though.   
Not having it on these secondary devices wouldn't be a deal breaker.  Toss in a couple android phones, a iphone and a windows phone 7 for a little watching here and there as well.
51  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 7/06/12 on: July 06, 2012, 02:15:31 PM
Red Dead Redemption -ps3
MW3 Ps3
52  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 6/29/12 on: June 29, 2012, 03:47:55 PM
Diablo 3 , and MW3 on the ps3.

That should do me.
53  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Windows Phone 7 Series on: June 26, 2012, 06:16:06 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=fW2ZTkTM9L8

lol
54  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Verizon unveils new shared phone/data plans - likely no one will be happy on: June 14, 2012, 01:30:30 PM
Well, even though this seems to do people in my situation good, it screws allot of people.   I do think cell phone contracts and pricing are bullshit and way too expensive.   However, I do not want to go back to a land line.  Switching carriers is bad for me, only Verizon has a good signal here.   And, I read somewhere ATnT is getting ready to role out the same type of deal.

So, when it comes to healthcare, medicine, internet and oil, we are fooked.   
55  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Lollipop Chainsaw on: June 13, 2012, 07:37:25 PM
6 hours.  Man that is $10 bucks per hour heh
56  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: June 13, 2012, 05:42:15 PM

Quote from: BuckeyeShane on June 13, 2012, 05:29:21 PM

What type of items (stat wise) should I be holding onto to sell on the RMAH?  It's hard for me to tell from just doing searches on the auction house as you can't see completed auctions.

I would be interested in this as well.  I do know any main stat (int, dex, str) combined with +vitality are good items.  Attack speed, movement speed are also good.

So, a pair of boots that have +int, +vitality and movement speed
OR
a  +dex, +vitality and + movement speed = really good pairs of boots.
57  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Verizon unveils new shared phone/data plans - likely no one will be happy on: June 12, 2012, 05:59:22 PM
Isgrim,

I don't stream, I buy songs off itunes, until I got my daughter a kindle fire and Son got the transformer prime. 

Amazons cloud service sucked all the songs out of itunes and put them on the cloud.  I am impressed with amazon in all ways.  I like the kindle reader app.
Daughters kindle fire quit charging.  I called amazon tech and within 4 minutes phone call was over, and new kindle fire was here the next day.

Turned it on, logged into amazon, and here comes all the music books and apps.

So I have been buying music and books there now.   Itunes is a pita having to sync up to the PC, so I am at amazon now.

58  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Verizon unveils new shared phone/data plans - likely no one will be happy on: June 12, 2012, 04:22:52 PM
Article here on cnet:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57451500-94/why-verizons-shared-data-plan-is-a-raw-deal/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=title

Basically says that single users, and/or possibly couples get screwed. 

Larger families do well.
59  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Verizon unveils new shared phone/data plans - likely no one will be happy on: June 12, 2012, 03:51:30 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on June 12, 2012, 03:35:53 PM

Taking another look at the plans, I think most of us are failing to account for the fact that these plans include unlimited phone and messaging.  Looking at it again, The $40 smartphone charge would offset my $40 450 minute plan and then the $20 unlimited messaging.  If I have another phone at 6 GB plan, that would actually save me $20/month in usage, as my ($40/30/20) * 2 now becomes $40/40/80.

Meh, I'm sure there's some math in there that makes it more attractive to some than others.  If it were data only, it would be claked full of fail.

yea.  probably some underhanded thing that they're doing that I am not seeing, hah.  They must have figured it would make them more $ somehow.
60  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Verizon unveils new shared phone/data plans - likely no one will be happy on: June 12, 2012, 03:31:59 PM

Quote from: Calavera on June 12, 2012, 03:25:09 PM

Quote from: Morgul on June 12, 2012, 03:02:33 PM

But, with this new plan, I can throw both kids a smartphone for just a little more $ then what  am paying now, and way less then if I was doing $30 data plans for each.

And Grandma is going to be getting a iphone, because I think she will "get it" and like it once she gets used to it.

So I think its going to cost me about $30 more a month, but I am gaining 3 smartphones and unlimited minutes.   But, like i said, I am going to split the 1 gig for all of us.   Maybe bump it up to 2 gig if kids use it more then I think.  (they may use more data then me, because they don't drive while they are in a car)

Unless you're teaching your kids the importance of using WiFi whenever possible, the 1 GB over 4 phones won't work. Hell, on Sprint I use 1.2 GB with 4 phones and that's with two people barely using data (we're all use Android, they use ~ 42MB each a month).

I'd argue you are watching your data usage. You're just making sure you use WiFi instead of counting megabytes. Changing to a usage based plan means more people are going to be like you and not use the mobile data. I'd bet large sums of (someone else's) money that this will drop revenues long term instead of increasing them and they'll abandon the idea.

Right, you have a good argument there.  I think I have unlimited Data, so I do not have to worry about it. Its just wifi is faster and almost always present.  (I am presently on a 3g windows 7 phone)  And yes, the kids will have to use wifi to watch video listen to music or download apps.   It shouldnt be a problem.  And if it is, I will crack down hard on them, heh.   I will be willing to bump up the data plan a little if 1gb is cutting it short.   But, they will mainly use wifi or they will be back on a flip phone.   Daddy don't play that, heh.

As it is now, no way were they getting smart phones till they got jobs.
61  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Diablo 3 coop friends wanted! on: June 12, 2012, 03:26:45 PM
Napalm#1596

Join my game anytime if you like, I am mostly on a now 56 level mage somewhere in hell.

I got some other toons too in the 30's, if you have one near my toons, Ill log one end if you send me a tell.  I like co op..  ;-)
62  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Plus - Now with lots more free games! on: June 12, 2012, 03:11:38 PM
I had 2 xbox 360's.  I wont be buying a 720 unless they pull out something that blows the playstation out of the water.

And yea, xbox live vs. PSN is preference/opinion.   But, imo, it is a wash.  PSN does everything I need/want.

I am sure they will force me into ps+ someday though. 
63  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Verizon unveils new shared phone/data plans - likely no one will be happy on: June 12, 2012, 03:02:33 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on June 12, 2012, 02:53:30 PM

Quote from: Morgul on June 12, 2012, 02:46:29 PM


Quote from: Calavera on June 12, 2012, 02:36:16 PM

I agree with leo8877, it might not suck now, but at some point in the future, this will cost you more. Phones are using increasing amount of data, all this will do is discourage data use on their devices. With usage based billing, people become way more conscious of their data use and use less. Granted, this is causing Sprint to pick up droves of new users... (And the Nextel network shutdown is causing the to lose customers)

I am not very conscious about my data usage, and again I am likely in the minority, but between my wife and I, both with iPhones, the most we have used in one month is 200MB of data.  Isn't billing already usage based?  On my phone plan I get 400 minutes a month, 200 texts and 1 GB of data.  If I go over that then I have to pay extra.  With the new plan my wife and I would get more minutes, more texts and the data cap wouldn't be a limit at all.


Yea, 40$ a month covers the minutes and texting and stuff right? Isnt that about what I am paying now?   Except now I do not have to pay a extra $30 bucks for each smart phone.  
With the new plan I can pay $50 and get everyone a smartphone.

Unless I am missing something, and I could be, it seems like a savings to me.  


It would be $50/month for the base tier and +$40 for each smartphone/month on the new plan.  I guess if you both use less than 1 GB of data a month it would be ok.  Even with wifi everywhere I use approx 2.5 to 3.0 GB of data a month, so that base tier wouldn't work for me and the wife.

I think when it was just me on my plan, for lowest minutes/unlimited texting and data plan is was like $85 bucks.

But now I got 2 kids on the plan, dying for a smart phone.  I also got grandma and grandpa on my plan, who have enough trouble operating their flip phones.

But, with this new plan, I can throw both kids a smartphone for just a little more $ then what  am paying now, and way less then if I was doing $30 data plans for each.

And Grandma is going to be getting a iphone, because I think she will "get it" and like it once she gets used to it.

So I think its going to cost me about $30 more a month, but I am gaining 3 smartphones and unlimited minutes.   But, like i said, I am going to split the 1 gig for all of us.   Maybe bump it up to 2 gig if kids use it more then I think.  (they may use more data then me, because they don't drive while they are in a car)

64  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: F/S: Dragon's Dogma (360), Disgaea 3 (Vita) on: June 12, 2012, 02:54:46 PM
Too bad its not on the PS3, I would like to try it out, and would take it off your hands. 

I have been waiting for a price drop and playing diablo 3, mw3 and max payne 3.   game overload atm.

65  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Verizon unveils new shared phone/data plans - likely no one will be happy on: June 12, 2012, 02:49:13 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on June 12, 2012, 02:44:27 PM

Quote from: Calavera on June 12, 2012, 02:36:16 PM

(And the Nextel network shutdown is causing the to lose customers)

What?  Buying a competitor that used a completely different network technology didn't turn out to be a good idea?  Who would have ever thought of that?!?

But on topic, I pay less than the per-line smartphone charge for my grandfathered iPhone package on AT&T.  I just have to listen to them gripe if I go over 3 GB.  So if I had another user that matched mine, I'd be looking at $160 a month?  Insanity.  

Unless the other carriers follow suit, and I believe that they'd be stupid to do so, this appears to be a "look, we're innovative!" move that they don't actually expect to sell too many of.  

And Morgul, I'm glad that it looks good for you.  Some people have different needs.  While it's about to change, my work doesn't permit drones to access the wifi for personal use.  Once I start working from home, that's a moot point, but I imagine that the world is full of companies that don't want to support their employees' Pandora habit.

Yea, I understand.  I can use the wifi at work.  I got wifi at home.  I got wifi at lunch.  I even got wifi at hotels if I go out of town.

I just do not really use the data.   I do not use pandora, I use itunes.  Well, on amazon now, but its all stored on the phone. straming music/youtube etc are blocked at my work, but I do not use them anyway.  Screen is too small, I wait till I am home infront of a computer or the PS3
66  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Verizon unveils new shared phone/data plans - likely no one will be happy on: June 12, 2012, 02:46:29 PM

Quote from: Calavera on June 12, 2012, 02:36:16 PM

I agree with leo8877, it might not suck now, but at some point in the future, this will cost you more. Phones are using increasing amount of data, all this will do is discourage data use on their devices. With usage based billing, people become way more conscious of their data use and use less. Granted, this is causing Sprint to pick up droves of new users... (And the Nextel network shutdown is causing the to lose customers)

I am not very conscious about my data usage, and again I am likely in the minority, but between my wife and I, both with iPhones, the most we have used in one month is 200MB of data.  Isn't billing already usage based?  On my phone plan I get 400 minutes a month, 200 texts and 1 GB of data.  If I go over that then I have to pay extra.  With the new plan my wife and I would get more minutes, more texts and the data cap wouldn't be a limit at all.


Yea, 40$ a month covers the minutes and texting and stuff right? Isnt that about what I am paying now?   Except now I do not have to pay a extra $30 bucks for each smart phone.  
With the new plan I can pay $50 and get everyone a smartphone.

Unless I am missing something, and I could be, it seems like a savings to me.  
67  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Verizon unveils new shared phone/data plans - likely no one will be happy on: June 12, 2012, 02:42:30 PM
I did the math for myself, and it looks good to me.  I am not buying kids and old ladies smart phones as it stands now.

When this goes into effect, both kids and grandma are getting the smart phone of their choice, as their 2 years end.

So, they are going to be happy.   I'll just share the 1 GB between us all. 1 simple rule.  No downloading apps or watching netflix/youtube unless you are in a wifi zone.

 Wifi is everywhere around me, so I do not use much data.  In fact, I would drop the Data plan altogether if I had the option.  Only place I use it is email while I am driving to work.

 IN!!

 
68  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Plus - Now with lots more free games! on: June 12, 2012, 02:36:16 PM
I always see people here say xbox live is so much better then PSN.. 

But, umm, I just don't see it.   PSN works fine and its free. Simple interface, etc.

I can afford anything I want when it comes to games, etc.  But, I do not see the need for PS+ either.

I am sticking with playstation next gen too.  And, for as long as they offer it, I am keeping it free.

Some little dorky Mii guy that you can buy ball caps for just doesn't impress me..
69  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma on: May 30, 2012, 12:23:05 PM
So, have they released any patches for this game yet?  How is it running on the PS3 ?  You guys seem to like it.

But, I thought the demo was pretty meh, and quite a few reviews did not seem too impressed.

Is it worth 60$ now, or wait for a patch and a price drop?
70  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: May 30, 2012, 12:12:56 PM
26 WD, 30 mage, 29 monk, 16 barbarian and 8 demon hunter..   Hopefully not wore out after work tonight so I can play the hell out of it.   icon_lol
71  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: May 24, 2012, 01:15:51 PM
Well, I am glad they "cut the trees".

I like the new skill/rune system.  I like being able to "respec" on the fly.  (ae build for packs. then to a boss build, etc.)

I think the game is awesome, and so far, aside from some lag issues and a few disconnects, I have no complaints.   

72  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: May 17, 2012, 12:47:44 PM
Do I have to worry about what runes and build I use?  (IE> can I respec it all if I find out unlocking everything sucks?)

What about for my companion?
73  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Diablo III Battle.Net tags. on: May 17, 2012, 12:29:08 PM
name change

Napalm#1596


74  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: May 17, 2012, 04:38:54 AM
Holy moses this is addicting.   
75  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (05/14) on: May 14, 2012, 12:28:24 PM
Diablo 3 - PC

Max Payne 3 - PS3
76  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 5/11/2012 on: May 12, 2012, 06:27:17 AM
heroes quest 1   ...  meeps man
77  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mystery GOG countdown (now general GOG discussion) on: May 10, 2012, 06:29:14 PM
Quest for glory 1 - 5...  So you want to be a hero?

Bring on the antwerp!
78  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (05/07) on: May 10, 2012, 05:45:03 PM
I need to borrow about $300 for games next week.

Thanks
79  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: May 08, 2012, 05:47:09 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on May 08, 2012, 05:33:10 PM



I didn't realize there was anything in a Diablo game worth spoiling. 

LOL
80  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 5/4/12 on: May 05, 2012, 05:59:05 AM
Witcher 2, mw3 and some grimrock. 
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