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1  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I had one job! on: May 22, 2015, 02:37:02 PM
I woulda been a ShiftCARP, but I took an arrow to the knee. frown
2  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Microsoft nabs Bioware talent for MS Studios lead. on: May 20, 2015, 01:15:15 PM
I should mention that Daniel Rubino posted a hands-on impression of Hololens, and what is shown on camera is what you see, though it doesn't really apply to peripheral vision and so you end up having to turn your head to face what it is you want to look at (at least, more than you would naturally).

http://www.windowscentral.com/i-tried-microsofts-hololens

But that might be best addressed in another thread.
3  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Microsoft nabs Bioware talent for MS Studios lead. on: May 20, 2015, 01:12:29 PM
Ah. Haven't followed Bioware much - it's good to have Canadian talent regardless. biggrin

WRT Hololens focus (see what I did there?) it seems they've been suitably slapped on the nose with the rolled up Kinect-covered newspaper. Here's to hoping that either:

A) Hololens can really deliver the experiences they promise
B) They don't put all their eggs in that one basket.

From the W10 direction, I doubt they will fall into that trap (unified marketplace, getting away from iterative OS versions, embracing the competitions development platforms, creating self-contained containers for x86/x64 apps to run in and not spray the hard drive with files everywhere).

MS Studios picks and chooses who they want to publish. I'm not saying he is overseeing the ID@xbox here, but simply put - games like Ori and the Blind Forest were selected to be published directly and given more money, access and resources via MS Studios.
4  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: May 20, 2015, 01:03:03 PM

Quote from: Caine on May 16, 2015, 02:33:47 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on May 16, 2015, 01:29:50 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on May 15, 2015, 10:30:14 PM


LOL! Awesome

That is awesome.  Anyone know if he won the fight? 

Here's the weigh-in from Fight Night 65 (Perosh vs. O'Connell) :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jy13oEfLvww#t=1270

and O'Connell won in the first round (within the first minute, I believe).
5  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Microsoft nabs Bioware talent for MS Studios lead. on: May 19, 2015, 07:19:52 PM
Note: Ken tossed this up on the front page yesterday:

http://gamingtrend.com/2015/05/18/mass-effect-creator-joins-microsoft-game-studios-as-creative-director/

Thought I'd open the discussion on it.

Good, bad, ugly?

I'm hopeful that they can foster compelling content, both with indie development and bringing in the big budget ones. I wonder how much EA's purchase had to do with Casey being willing to leave Bioware...
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Microsoft nabs Bioware talent for MS Studios lead. on: May 19, 2015, 07:17:49 PM
Dunno if anyone noticed, but Casey Hudson has taken over Creative Director at Microsoft Studios.

http://news.xbox.com/2015/05/xbox-casey-hudson-joins-microsoft-as-creative-director-at-microsoft-studios


He certainly knows AAA game development.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1890556/

Not all of those are considered "great" but in terms of quality and quantity, they're no slouches.
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: May 18, 2015, 03:31:19 PM
Doom reboot for sure. Teaser trailer up.
8  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1]Rainbow 6: Siege on: May 15, 2015, 04:40:47 PM
Tango Down!
9  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition on Amazon for 19.99 [XB1 / PS4] on: May 14, 2015, 02:17:00 PM
GT link to find it: Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition

At 20 bux, if you haven't played it this is a no-brainer. One of my favorite games last year (on XB1, resolutiongate be damned slywink )
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (5/12) on: May 14, 2015, 01:57:40 PM
XB1 releases this week:

Lifeless Planet
Schrödinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark
11  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: It's been a full month without any new R&P Discussions on: May 09, 2015, 09:14:54 PM
When a table is served for countries to sit at and eat dinner, the USA gets one seat. Europe, as used by Hepcat's original post, takes up 50 of them (with 6 foldup chairs for the partially recognized).

USA is not compromised of multiple sovereign states - even the tribal sovereignty is not recognized outside of the USA.

So while state politics may vary, the image represents the national vote, and using a comparison to indicate it's all the same in Europe would be the same as saying due to Democracy USA voting is the same as the political process in Russia.
12  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Job stuff] So....I did it on: May 09, 2015, 03:05:03 AM
You've not been happy at GoDaddy for quite some time, Ron.

I'm really happy for you! biggrin
13  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: It's been a full month without any new R&P Discussions on: May 08, 2015, 04:01:59 PM
Did I just do that?

I swear, I must have a head-cold. slywink
14  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: It's been a full month without any new R&P Discussions on: May 08, 2015, 04:01:35 PM

Quote from: hepcat on May 08, 2015, 03:54:43 PM

Quote from: TiLT on May 08, 2015, 03:44:58 PM

I hope I don't come off as trying to pick a fight here.

You didn't at first.

Hep, while his original was kinda snarky, perhaps he doesn't appreciate being represented (in your reference) by national election process that his people have no sway or say in.

I'm Canadian. I have beefs about my political process here, but saying "that's politics in North America" doesn't represent us.

We have a third viable party, and no president.
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Rogue Legacy on: May 06, 2015, 07:53:11 PM
https://twitter.com/CellarDoorGames/status/595605074803560449

Apparently, though it is on PS+ (and was free a while back) it makes its way onto XB1 May 27.
16  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Any opinions on Chromebooks? on: May 06, 2015, 01:12:22 PM
Oh, and the Surface 3 (not the Surface Pro 3) has just been released. While I like the SP3 charger, it would be nice to have a Micro-USB charger.

No complaints though.
17  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron on: May 06, 2015, 01:06:58 PM
I'm Thor ... but with a little stretching and some A535 it should pass.
18  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NBC] Community on: May 05, 2015, 07:23:06 PM
Joel McHale is going to be doing stand-up in Winnipeg this weekend.

http://www.burtoncummingstheatre.ca/events/joel-mchale/

I so want to go, but I can't justify the cash outlay, plus I have my son this weekend.
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (5/5) on: May 05, 2015, 07:18:12 PM
I think so. Sometimes GOTY releases are new to the platform (though this one isn't) so I think it's wise to report on GOTY and new packages (eg: sometimes a digital game gets a physical media release weeks or months later).
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Which Game Did You Quit the Fastest? on: May 05, 2015, 07:16:19 PM
Thanks. That was the last M&M I played. Loved World of Xeen. Hated the undead dragon that chased you around the clouds. Tongue Still finished the game.

Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor - I only played this more because I had to do a review. UGH.
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ori and the Blind Forest - a platformer made around the world on: May 05, 2015, 07:11:31 PM
I strongly disagree. The disappearing platform section in Guacamelee has pissed me off way more than anything Ori has thrown at me. I was impressed with Ori's level design, and the fact that the tools you have support the actions that make you feel "clever" when you've been able to use your skills to traverse that which seems impossible.

Those disappearing platforms? It has made me rage-quit several times already (and I've enjoyed most of the game otherwise). You can fall off the edges of those platforms far too easily, and sometimes pass through them even though they materialize below you. It feels cheap.

To those who lament Ori's difficulty - Moon Studios has made it no secret that this games' challenge level was inspired by Super Meat Boy. I just wish it wasn't as buggy as it is.
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ori and the Blind Forest - a platformer made around the world on: May 05, 2015, 01:42:09 PM
Got a message back from Moon Studios.

My stuck-in-wall will be fixed when they drop the patch for XB1.
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Which Game Did You Quit the Fastest? on: May 05, 2015, 01:41:20 PM
Was that Clouds of Xeen?

Loved that game.
24  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: May the 4th, etc. on: May 04, 2015, 07:18:25 PM
Yes. I should have. Or a bunch of these:

25  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: May the 4th, etc. on: May 04, 2015, 03:42:40 PM
Yeesh. Talk about hitting the nerd-rage button. slywink
26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (5/5) on: May 04, 2015, 03:39:16 PM
XB1 should also be getting

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - Game of the Year Edition
Slice Zombies (Kinect game) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sjw_5qboGw

Think fruit Ninja with zombies. Ugh.
27  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron on: May 04, 2015, 03:31:53 PM
I found there wasn't enough Hulk. Each char kinda gets a "moment" in the movie, but none of it works as well as

Spoiler for Hiden:
when they are just sitting around bonding. Frankly, those were the best scenes.

Also, the homeless rate of that city went, well, sky-high. biggrin
28  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Which Game Did You Quit the Fastest? on: May 03, 2015, 09:40:40 PM
Bladestorm: Nightmare. Ugh.

I'd add Final Fantasy on 360 (where you begin in the subway) I got outside and thought:FTS. Traded it the next day.

NFS:Rivals was also one of the polite declines.
29  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron on: May 01, 2015, 07:53:08 PM
They're all suckers?

Or is that a "pop" culture reference?
30  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron on: May 01, 2015, 01:49:52 PM
I loved it. Far more grounded, funnier, and everyone doesn't just "get along".
31  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Surface Pro 3 i5/4 GB/128 GB on: April 30, 2015, 04:33:56 PM
I have the BT Arc Touch Mouse (Surface edition) sitting in the small pocket all the time, and put the pen beside it. On the right I keep things like the MS Miracast dongle, power brick (if I need it when traveling, though generally I do not), earphones, microfibre cloth for my glasses. I also have one of those sim pins in a little case to be able to pop the memory chip out of my phone as needed, and sometimes a Quest bar or Power Crunch.

I ended up with two docking stations (bought one, ended up with a second one due to some problems I had with the first one) and an extra power brick. Since I use the MS sculpt ergo deskop at work (bought one for myself, then the company bought me one and I moved mine over to the docking bay) I find that I enjoy my Surface more.

The pro keyboards are more than serviceable, but I've always detested "laptop keyboards" and the touch pads, while useful, end up occasionally aggravating me when my palm triggers them and moves the cursor on me. It can be disabled, however, and since you have a touch screen there's no need to have to rely on it or a mouse.

I also use my SP3 to stream via netflix and a monoprice HDMI <-> mini displayport cable at the GF's house. Yeah, Miracast, but I found that in practice the colors are faded, and sometimes it f***s up. I don't know if that's a W10 issue, but I seem to remember struggling with 8.1 as well.
32  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: More DB errors on: April 30, 2015, 01:37:22 PM
Threatened to sick USMC Kato on it?
33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (4/28) on: April 30, 2015, 01:28:48 PM
One more game to add to the roster - XB1 got Project Root, a SHMUP that reminds me of Raptor, Zone 66 and one PC game I can't remember the title of (multi-directional SHMUP that almost required the 4MB of VRAM in my ATI card back in the day - this one was a gorgeous multiplayer game that came out around the time the first 3DFX Monster Voodoo 1 cards came out).

It's really bugging me. What was the name of that game? It was Windows, not MS-DOS based. ARG!!
34  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Any opinions on Chromebooks? on: April 30, 2015, 01:13:59 PM
Turtle, there is an i5 Surface Pro 3 in the sale/trade forum (if you were looking for a cheaper "ultrabook" solution).

It doesn't include the keyboard, so be sure to include that in your cost calulations.

Having a full touch screen is refreshing, and along with all input methods I can't go back to not having one - I work as a Systems Admin for a major financial company, and administer the infrastructure for an IBM owned Content Management and Business Process Management solution. (heavy use of Office products: Excel, Word, Sharepoint, Powerpoint; Unix and Windows Server administration etc...).

When I'm on-call I'm far more comfortable going out places.

As for my chromebook experience, one of my co-workers has one and he loves it. Mind you, he also lived on a netbook for the longest time.


35  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Surface Pro 3 i5/4 GB/128 GB on: April 30, 2015, 01:00:49 PM
Fantastic product for my uses - if I didn't have one, I would have bought this from you. biggrin

Paired with the SP3 keyboard it is great.

I highly recommend a Waterfield Designs bag (I've got the SP3 Outback Solo - aka Indiana Jones' purse).

36  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron on: April 28, 2015, 03:58:56 PM
Highlander 2: Renegade Edition was way better than the theatrical release.
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (4/28) on: April 27, 2015, 06:19:04 PM
... as well as shovel knight for XB1. slywink
38  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: April 27, 2015, 04:26:23 PM
I LOL'd.
39  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (4/28) on: April 27, 2015, 04:20:48 PM
Shovel Knight on XB1. (not listed)
40  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 4/24 on: April 27, 2015, 02:22:02 PM
Spent all my gaming time in Neverwinter.

Loving it sofar, and the Double XP weekend was lovely. Climbed from 27 - 34 on my rogue, and from 8-21 on my [barbarian].

They call them other things, but I don't care.
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