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81  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The 201X Health Improvement Thread on: January 31, 2013, 03:59:27 AM
I finally hit level 33 on Fitocracy!  I checked to see the last time I leveled up, since it has been a while, and it was at the end of June, literally days before neck surgery.  It had taken me 38 days to get from level 31 to 32.  To get to 33?  215 days.   icon_eek  Surgery, a separated shoulder, and all of the recovery that comes along with it seems to really cock up my workout schedule.   icon_wink

New perk class unlocked!   icon_cool

Although I also learned tonight that my shoulder isn't necessarily completely healed.  Played ultimate frisbee as part of the college of pharmacy team, and while I seem to be able to lift pretty well, applied strength in terms of fighting for position, going up for catches, and diving all don't feel very good.  Still, it feels good to be competing again. 

Time for some ibuprofen.
82  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The 201X Health Improvement Thread on: January 27, 2013, 04:00:49 PM

Quote from: Lee on January 27, 2013, 03:16:13 PM

Thanks for the tips Pete. My issue that is I am trying to save money, so I have been trying to eat as cheap as possible, so that's part of the reason I have such a carb heavy diet. But you are right, I need to replace some of those carbs with protein.

Being back in college and having both a mortgage in Chandler and an apartment in Tucson I am no stranger to having to budget appropriately.  I primarily surf the grocery ads each week and determine that week's meals (or at least the foundations of those meals) based upon whatever is on sale that week.  For example, when I first came back to Tucson my local grocery had buy-one-get-one free pork products, so I was able to stock up on lean pork loin steaks.  This past week I found chicken breasts on sale for $1.65 a pound.  It takes maybe 15 minutes for me to go through the local ads, make my list, and then I can hit the store.  I often save as much as $30 to $40 in a grocery visit and might only pay $60 out of pocket.  Vegetables are the priciest items I have to worry about, so I make sure to pick up zucchini when it's on sale for $0.99, or bell peppers when they drop from $1.89 to $0.99.  Recently they had salad bags for $0.99 a bag, and they're usually $4.99.  Responsible shopping can be done, and it doesn't take that much effort as long as you make a list and follow sale ads.

Also, I'm not saying you have to cut out carbs, especially since I am a steamed rice addict (and love my beer), but you can always try whole wheat/whole grain pasta instead of regular.  It might be on sale for $0.99 instead of $0.89 per box, but you'll at least have an impact on empty carbs.  A new dish I came up with recently is quick, easy, cheap, tasty, and incoporates both protein and healthy carbs.

Boil whole wheat pasta to package directions.  While the pasta is boiling, crisp up some panchetta (when trying to save money, plain old lunchmeat ham works).  Toss the crisped ham, some grated parmesean, and pasta together, then top with two over-easy or sunny-side-up eggs.  The yolks become the sauce, you get protein and vitamins from the eggs, healthy carbs in the pasta, and together it all tastes fantastic.  The whole dish takes the amount of time to boil the pasta.

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A couple of years I used software to track calories, and that was by far the most effective way to lose weight. When entering the numbers in at the end of the day it really shows you where you are getting empty calories. It was a huge hassle though, especially with home cooking, which is why I am not going that route this time.

That can get tedious, so I don't fault you for not wanting to go that route again.  Personally I don't track calories, protein, carbs, etc.  I have learned to read my body and can tell when I've eaten too much, too little, need protein, or carbs, or more vegetables.  I also don't weigh myself much as I don't care what I weigh, but how I look and how strong I am.  So I gauge my progress in two ways.  The mirror, and I track my lifting progress.  Narcissistic?  Anyone who tells you they ONLY go to the gym to feel better, not to look better, is lying.  And I track every workout, always trying to move more weight.

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I tried Fitocracy about a year ago, but found the interface confusing, so stopped using it. I should probably check it out again, because it really is a great idea.

If you want any tips or have questions about the site please let me know.  Once you get the hang of it, tracking workouts and earning points can be an amazing motivator.  There's also an OO group, a Pain Dome (although I haven't seen SmooveB or Trent in a LONG time), and while there's a GT group that got away from me (it was before we could make groups private), we could always start a new one for the GT community.

I'd love to see you guys give it a shot.  I see rickfc over there constantly and it's nice to both have the support and be able to provide it as well.  They also have a new "Welcome to Fitocracy" group to aid new members in adjusting to the format.  But whenever you have questions, don't hesitate to ask.  The site is a useful tool and has helped SO many people achieve their fitness goals.
83  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The 201X Health Improvement Thread on: January 27, 2013, 07:06:39 AM

Quote from: USMC Kato on January 26, 2013, 11:50:56 PM

Oh and ill give Fitocracy a go

Do it.
84  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The 201X Health Improvement Thread on: January 27, 2013, 07:06:15 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on January 27, 2013, 01:29:18 AM

Quote from: USMC Kato on January 26, 2013, 11:49:57 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on January 26, 2013, 10:27:48 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on January 26, 2013, 08:38:23 PM

Damn it, Arizona is scheduled for late Feb. I need at least 3 months to get back into shape after surgery frown

Wish the Arizona event was more that 3 months out

Yeah, February is way too soon for me as well.  But next year?  Team GT?  I'm game.

Pete, if you're serious about this I will make it to Arizona. You, me and Knightshade would be awesome.

Anyways off to the swimming pool I go

Totally.  A friend (who is a marathoner) is heading down from Minnesota to run it with me as well.  I'm looking forward to next Feb - it should be a cool event!

In.

Let's. Do. This.

Fabulous
85  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The 201X Health Improvement Thread on: January 26, 2013, 10:32:43 PM

Quote from: Lee on January 26, 2013, 10:12:49 PM

I'll jump in. Maybe if I post it, and hold myself accountable, I can make it. I want to lose 10 lbs. Been hovering at 180 for a year, and I would like to get to 170. I have already cut way back on alcohol, stopped eating out almost entirely, but I seem to still be holding at 180. Think my problem is carbs, I tend to eat a lot of pasta and bread. I don't want to cut back on either really (cheap and filling), but need to learn better portion control. I need to be more active as well, never used to be an issue for me, but lately it very much has been.

You pretty much know what you need to do, so now you just have to follow through.  To help with over-eating carbs, incorporate a little more protein.  It'll fill you up a little more and make you less likely to double-up on plates of pasta.  Also, while people often fixate on exactly what they consume, the bottom line is if you burn more calories than you take in, you lose weight.  It really is that simple.  My wife recently started using a free app on her phone to track her caloric intake, calorie breakdown (what her calories are comprised of), and all she eats in a day, and so far she's dropped just under 10 pounds since the beginning of January.

Finally, if you plan to be more active and want to be held more accountable, consider visiting Fitocracy.  It applies RPG elements to real-life fitness, allowing you to level up by earning XP, accomplishing achievements, and completing quests, appealing to the gamer in all of us.  Only instead of unlocking virtual attributes, you unlock real-life upgrades like a better physique, increased strength, and overall improved health.
86  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The 201X Health Improvement Thread on: January 26, 2013, 10:27:48 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on January 26, 2013, 08:38:23 PM

Damn it, Arizona is scheduled for late Feb. I need at least 3 months to get back into shape after surgery frown

Wish the Arizona event was more that 3 months out

Yeah, February is way too soon for me as well.  But next year?  Team GT?  I'm game. 
87  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The 201X Health Improvement Thread on: January 26, 2013, 07:34:12 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on January 26, 2013, 06:56:04 PM

I'm not running it this year, but I hope next year to be able to run the "Tough Mudders" event in Phoenix.  Any takers to run it with me?  smile

I'd have to completely change up my training, but it's definitely a consideration. There is absolutely NO way I'll be ready for this coming February, especially given my ongoing recovery, but if I were to plan and train for next year I think it is a very real possibility.
88  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The 201X Health Improvement Thread on: January 26, 2013, 05:34:48 PM
Kudos to Knightshade, Covenant, Isgrimnr, Kato, and anyone else who ventures back in here.  Fitness isn't a once a year thing to only think about during New Year's resolutions, but a lifestyle. 

Two full weeks back in the gym following my recovery, and already I went from squatting 115 last week to 175 this morning.  Shrugs went up from 175 to 265 since last Saturday.  And while last week I had the full-body shakes midway through my workout as my body tried to readjust to the strain and my CNS had to readapt, this week I was able to do the same amount of volume I was doing prior to surgery, two warm-up sets followed by 5 heavy working sets for each exercise with only a minute or two rest in between.  Put in a 2-hour workout with no down time and feel great.  And my weight is almost back to where it should be.  I "ballooned" up to about 160 over the holidays, and hope to get back to 150 even and am already back down to 154.  Plus, my eating plan and workouts have kept me from losing strength as I lean down. 

It's good to be back.  I can't even communicate how good it feels. 
89  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2012 -- SUPERBOWL aka HARBOWL on: January 25, 2013, 01:58:05 AM

Quote from: gellar on January 22, 2013, 07:14:09 PM

Quote from: Gratch on January 22, 2013, 07:11:48 PM

Quote from: gellar on January 22, 2013, 07:10:13 PM

Given the full backstory on the awful, borderline racist article about his tattoos on said biceps and his initial response (kissing them in celebration after a TD the first game after the article was written), I fully endorse Kaepernicking.

Huh?

Without even checking, let me guess...Jason Whitlock?

Some nobody:  http://aol.sportingnews.com/nfl/story/2012-11-28/colin-kaepernick-tattoos-49ers-qb-start-alex-smith-stats-contract-draft

I think I had an aneurysm from rolling my eyes so severly.  I don't have to like or even support the 49ers, but this is beyond ridiculous.  Videogames must be at fault for defacing the NFL quarterback image as well.  

Wait until he finds out about the new tattooed line of pharmacists.  He's likely to completely adopt a hollistic approach to medicine.
90  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's Your Typical Evening Like? on: January 25, 2013, 01:51:31 AM

Quote from: USMC Kato on January 24, 2013, 10:25:15 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on January 24, 2013, 09:32:06 PM

Study chemotherapy of infectious disease.
Study pharmacogenomics.
Study the top 300 prescribed medications, including brand, generic, ADRs, and consultation.
Study medical terminology.
Cook and eat dinner.
Study pharmaceutics.
Study patient assessment/diagnosis, practice physical exams.
Study drug literature evaluation and statistics.
Research current week's case study.
Open a beer. 
Open another.
And another.

Lather, rinse, repeat. Daily.
No time for being Fabulous anymore?

Well, I am class president for the Class of 2016, I'm rather active in the Kappa Psi professional pharmacy fraternity, and I must say, no one wears their white pharmacy coat with anywhere near as much flair.  My stethoscope is also color-coordinated with the College of Pharmacy colors.

Fabulous
91  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's Your Typical Evening Like? on: January 24, 2013, 09:32:06 PM
Study chemotherapy of infectious disease.
Study pharmacogenomics.
Study the top 300 prescribed medications, including brand, generic, ADRs, and consultation.
Study medical terminology.
Cook and eat dinner.
Study pharmaceutics.
Study patient assessment/diagnosis, practice physical exams.
Study drug literature evaluation and statistics.
Research current week's case study.
Open a beer.  
Open another.
And another.

Lather, rinse, repeat. Daily.
92  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I think I've Turned the Corner on Dark Chocolate on: January 23, 2013, 07:28:10 PM
Shaved over braised short ribs. 

Incorporated into chili.

Added to coq au vin.

Mixed into homemade barbecue sauce.

The list goes on and on...
93  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The 2012 Health Improvement Thread on: January 23, 2013, 06:30:07 PM
It's a shame there hasn't been any activity in here since November.  Now that my shoulder has finally healed, at least enough to return to the gym, I've been slowly building back strength in my shoulder and my neck.  Six months off from the gym following sugery and then my separeted shoulder has really set me back in terms of strength and endurance, but already with almost two full weeks of workouts under my belt, I'm already seeing a noticable improvement in both my overall strength and my endurance in adding more and more volume to my workouts.

Unfortunately I'm severely limited by availability and class schedule, but while many of my workouts have to be limited to just one hour so that I can make it to 8am class (gym doesn't open until 6am - just 30 min earlier would make a world of difference), at least on Thursdays I don't have class until 10am, and on weekends the Rec is practically empty, so I get my high volume workouts in on those days.

Holy hell does it feel amazing to be back at it, even despite being humbled by my strength regression.  Still, it's coming back pretty quickly and my progress can only continue to improve.
94  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Is Gamingtrend dying, or we are all just on a break? on: January 23, 2013, 06:22:07 PM
I'm one of the culprits who used to post regulary and have since faded into lurkdom.  Pharmacy school leaves little time to even see my wife with any regularity, so posting on GT has become a rarity.  I stop in from time to time to catch up on current events, the goings-on in the community, and check out different discussions, but that's all I really have time for anymore.  I do miss feeling like a regular part of the community, as I miss being a regular part of the lives of my friends and family, but since August I've become somewhat of a ghost.  I knew pharmacy school would require major sacrifices, but that doesn't make my scarcity any easier. 

Rest assured I still visit when time allows. 
95  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Second Screen? on: January 07, 2013, 07:16:41 PM
As Story Notes on AMC have become a new personal favorite, adding another dimension to films, especially those I've seen 1000 times, if the second screen option offers something comarable I might give it a try.  Haven't yet, but might consider it depending on the information provided.  But I'd prefer it for movies, not TV shows, as I don't really watch any outside of The Walking Dead.
96  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Books Read 2012 Edition on: December 23, 2012, 04:50:01 PM
Just got my hands on the new Pendergast installment Two Graves.  After the way the prior entry ended... drool
97  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 14, 2012, 04:20:10 PM
This may have been me the night after my last final exam, but my memory is a little hazy.

98  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 12/14/12 on: December 14, 2012, 04:03:15 PM
Semester is over, home for about three weeks, so hoping to find some quality time to game.  I started the Halo 4 campaign and  icon_eek, but with double-XP in Blops2 I think I might get some time in with that as well. 
99  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/Wii U/Ps3] Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 on: December 14, 2012, 04:02:17 PM

Quote from: Teggy on December 14, 2012, 03:31:11 PM

Double xp weekend, maybe I'll boot it up.

Same. Just about ready to flip, so maybe I can do it right away and then make nice progress on my 2nd.
100  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Deployment on: December 13, 2012, 11:33:18 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on December 13, 2012, 11:30:15 PM

In 2013 I plan to travel to these states (preliminary):

...

Arizona (Only if Pete has recovered from his alcohol induced dialysis)

 wasted

101  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Updated: 1 semester down, only 7 to go at the UofA College of Pharmacy... on: December 12, 2012, 10:17:07 PM
DONE!  I don't think this gif has ever been more appropriate:

102  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Updated: Attending the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy... on: December 12, 2012, 02:27:47 PM
Seven final exams down and my last cumulative final is in about 5 1/2 hours in Immunology/Hematology before officially beginning my winter break.  And then?



An all-you-can-eat sushi extravaganza with 50 of my pharmacy classmates, then binge drinking and karaoke with 100 more.  And then I'm getting the hell out of Tucson for a month.  

It has been four months and one semester completed already?   icon_eek

Only seven more semesters to go.   SCIENCE!

And then hopefully a clinical residency depending on if I qualify.   We put the fun in funeral
103  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Deployment on: December 12, 2012, 01:29:02 PM
Mere words like "thank you" aren't nearly enough to convey the gratitude and appreciation we all feel, but for now it'll have to do.   The Weghted Companion Cube will never threaten to stab you.

Quote from: USMC Kato on December 12, 2012, 12:43:13 AM

Thanks everyone. I plan to stay busy, and also travel a little bit to drop in on some GT folk.
GamingTrend and the Military are two of my favorite communities in life, and I'm proud to be a part of both of them.

Semper Fi

When you make it back to Arizona you know where to find me.  Well, kind of, unless you go jogging and lose your way.  But I'll be sure to let you know when we're back under the moon so you can find us. 

Thank you for everything.  And know that if ever back in Arizona you have a friendly place to visit.  Fabulous
104  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone seen PeteRock recently? on: December 10, 2012, 01:23:08 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on December 10, 2012, 01:32:07 AM

One of the things I've always admired about Pete is how much he looks after his friends. Online friends, especially. Who he's played Call of Duty with. And who have trusted him with extended game loans.

I deserve that. 
105  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 12/7/12 on: December 07, 2012, 04:35:54 PM
I've got two finals next week and they both carry a fair bit of weight, but I'm hoping to fit in a bit of Blops2 and maybe some Halo 4 to take a break from Blops as it has been more frustrating than fun lately. 
106  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/Wii U/Ps3] Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 on: December 05, 2012, 05:39:12 PM
Decided to take a break from the masses last night and played a number of private, custom rounds with papasmurff, a few of his friends, and a bunch of pharmacy peeps, and it was an absolute riot.  We mixed up the game modes, altered whether we were playing multiple teams, two teams, or a complete mosh pit, varried the weapons, etc.  We definitely have to do that again.  And since we don't need to be in a private party we can open up communication to the general lobby, allowing way more than just 8 people to participate. 

Good times.   thumbsup
107  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead moonwalk onto AMC for Season 3 on: December 03, 2012, 04:21:44 AM

Quote from: Lee on December 03, 2012, 04:16:25 AM

Quote from: PeteRock on December 03, 2012, 04:02:22 AM

Son of a bitch.  Now I have to wait until February?  I hate mid-season breaks.   finger

Yeah. The show has so many slow episodes, but they always leave it on a high note. Next season looks good though.

 icon_confused

I wouldn't say that this season, and it's only the halfway point in terms of "next season."
108  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead moonwalk onto AMC for Season 3 on: December 03, 2012, 04:02:22 AM
Son of a bitch.  Now I have to wait until February?  I hate mid-season breaks.   finger
109  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead moonwalk onto AMC for Season 3 on: December 02, 2012, 07:03:26 PM
The Season 3 marathon starts right NOW leading all the way up to the mid-season finale.  If you missed out on some of this season's excellence, now's your chance.  Or, if you want to revisit it like me, studying looks like it can wait until later.   thumbsup
110  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The 2012 Health Improvement Thread on: November 28, 2012, 01:07:19 PM

Quote from: Gratch on November 28, 2012, 01:02:04 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on November 28, 2012, 12:44:04 PM

I saw an orthopedic specialist and learned that I have between a type II and type III separated shoulder.  The ligament between my clavicle and acromion is completely torn, and the other ligament is partially torn.  I also now have a weird bump above my right shoulder where my clavicle is sticking upward and that won't ever go away.   

Never mind all that shit, let's talk about the important details...did you make the save?   icon_razz

Actually, I did.  I even managed to finish the game, and in our playoff match I made two more diving saves completely laid out plus a few high shots I deflected over the goal.   icon_cool

It was a pretty marked improvement from my first game to my last.   thumbsup

111  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The 2012 Health Improvement Thread on: November 28, 2012, 12:44:04 PM
So yet another setback.  In our 2nd to last soccer match I was kicked full in the shoulder while making a diving stop by what felt like a mule, and after waking up the following morning screaming in pain after rolling over onto my shoulder, I saw an orthopedic specialist and learned that I have between a type II and type III separated shoulder.  The ligament between my clavicle and acromion is completely torn, and the other ligament is partially torn.  I also now have a weird bump above my right shoulder where my clavicle is sticking upward and that won't ever go away.   



8 to 12 weeks to recover, although my doc said I'm only limited from workouts by my threshold for pain.  Right now anything involving my shoulder makes me see stars and I'm unable to move much for a while after.  I still played keeper for the soccer playoffs, although the following morning I wasn't very happy.

Son. Of. A. Bitch.

 disgust 
112  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Best 42 inch tv for the buck? Damn I need a stand now as well! on: November 28, 2012, 11:19:04 AM

Quote from: Harpua3 on November 27, 2012, 08:27:22 PM

Headed out to see some in person! Samsung might be in lead at this point though.

Edit: Samsung- 40" Class - LED - 1080p - 120Hz - HDTV

I'm liking this one and for under 600...

I got the 60Hz version for my pharmacy school apartment for $400 (plus saved $200 in gift cards so only paid $200 out of pocket) and have been fairly pleased, at least in terms of gaming.  It's bright, clear, and perfect for my small bedroom.  The refresh rate stumbles a bit during sporting events and fast-moving scenes on TV, but so far it runs beautifully for gaming, and in terms of being in a college "dorm" of sorts for grad students, it's pretty legit.  I still miss my 60" Sony at home with complete surround sound, but I believe a pair of Turte Beach headphones might find their way under the Christmas tree this year, providing a little more gaming immersion (whenever I have time) once I return to campus in the spring.

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Edit again: Any input on stands under 100? I saw some cheaply ones at Wally World and they probably would do the trick, but I would love input on inexpensive stands for a 42 inch. My current tv, which is a behemoth of a CRT has its own "stand". Which will be needed, obviously for it in the other room. Plus, if you take the tv off of it, well it's ugly. It's made specifically for this tv...

Have you looked at Ikea?  They've come a LONG way in terms of variety, selection, as well as quality, offering a range from the usual particle board to standard wood to more modern plastic and glass and an entire variety in between.  Plus you have a lot of options to mix-and-match, allowing you to customize exactly what you're looking for (glass doors, wood doors, sliding panels, colors, etc).  I wound up having to go to a specialty audio/video store for my stand at home due to the height of the 400-disc DVD changers I have, but for school I picked up an inexpensive "throwaway" stand from Ikea for $20, and while shopping I was surprised at how far their TV stand selection had come.  In all honesty I'd start there as you'll likely find what you're looking for and at a fraction of what you might pay at a specialty shop.  Here's a link and it looks like there's a handful under $100 with a few nice options right around that price point.
113  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/Wii U/Ps3] Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 on: November 28, 2012, 11:07:21 AM
Haven't had any time to play other than a brief stint over the Thanksgiving weekend, but after today's exam I will definitely be taking a shooteyface reprieve from studying to return some semblance of sanity.  Only two weeks left.   SCIENCE!
114  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist - 11/21/12 Long Holiday Edition on: November 21, 2012, 02:18:12 PM
A pharmaceutics lecture followed by a pharmaceutical calculations final are the last things left standing in my way.  Once I finish my exam and make the trip home to Chandler, it's Blops 2 and Halo 4 weekend until my thumbs fall off. 
115  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/Wii U/Ps3] Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 on: November 20, 2012, 05:18:48 PM
Had a blast last night, up until server issues got so bad that I'd be booted from a room, then be unable to rejoin, get booted again, then be unable to rejoin, lather, rinse, repeat.  It got so frustrating that I loaded up Halo 4 just to see if I could get into a MP game and had no issue.  Blops, why must you frustrate me so?
116  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist - 11/16/12 - Pre U.S. Thanksgiving on: November 19, 2012, 01:04:12 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on November 16, 2012, 04:32:35 PM

BLOPS2 and Halo 4.  And studying somewhere in there.  

Actually didn't get to play Halo 4, but spent pretty much all day Saturday playing Blops2.  I wasn't surprised to see friends already at level 50 or higher, but I at least made it from level 1 up to around 26 or so due to double XP.  Unfortunately I wasn't able to take advantage of double XP weekend on Sunday due to having to study for a pharmaceutics lab final.   disgust

I'm wondering if we'll see any double XP for either Halo 4 or Black Ops 2 over the Thanksgiving break.  Either way, I'll be playing a LOT of shooteyface.
117  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/Wii U/Ps3] Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 on: November 19, 2012, 03:04:24 AM

Quote from: jztemple2 on November 19, 2012, 12:32:07 AM

So, do I like BLOPS2 as much as MW3, or the original BLOPS? I don't know. Am I enjoying playing it? Yup icon_biggrin

I think I have the same assessment.

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...but right now I'm expanding into assault rifles. Still can't deal with shotguns or SMGs however.

I've always been an assault rifle whore, but I recently tried the Vector with red dot sight, laser sight for hip fire, and silencer (gave up secondary grenades), and I must say I'm enjoying it so far.   thumbsup
118  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/Wii U/Ps3] Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 on: November 18, 2012, 03:10:43 PM

Quote from: Roman on November 18, 2012, 03:03:43 PM

FAL with fire selector (auto trigger)

The FAL has a fire selector now?  In the past I've always avoided it, but now I find myself intrigued. 
119  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/Wii U/Ps3] Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 on: November 17, 2012, 06:07:07 PM

Quote from: Harpua3 on November 17, 2012, 10:50:47 AM

Quote from: PeteRock on November 17, 2012, 08:40:37 AM

Got my copy, along with confirmation that I have a separated shoulder.  Had Kappa Psi initiation tonight so in no state for online MP at the moment, but with only two exams left before Thanksgiving it looks like Saturday is going to be BLOPS2 day.   thumbsup

What platform? Sorry bout the shoulder:(.

Xbox.  And I see an orthopedic specialist on Monday, so I'm hoping the Urgent Care diagnosis wasn't entirely accurate and maybe my prognosis will be a little more optimistic.  But as Kato can attest, visting Vicodinland before loading up an FPS can only help your k/d ratio.  Or at least help you to not care AT ALL about your k/d ratio, which in either case is a plus.  

Quote from: TheEgoWhip on November 17, 2012, 06:05:37 PM

I always like this time of year. Every new CoD title makes me think of the Blue Brothers.  "We're getting the Band back together. dude".

The Band, Ellwood!  The Band!   thumbsup

Need some hangover chinese food and a cold one, and then shit's about to get real.  Shooteyface day!
120  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/Wii U/Ps3] Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 on: November 17, 2012, 08:40:37 AM
Got my copy, along with confirmation that I have a separated shoulder.  Had Kappa Psi initiation tonight so in no state for online MP at the moment, but with only two exams left before Thanksgiving it looks like Saturday is going to be BLOPS2 day.   thumbsup
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