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121  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How to get a new TV with wife approval on: August 30, 2015, 12:53:02 PM
Mount the projector TO the ceiling fan. biggrin biggrin
122  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Crackdown 3 on: August 30, 2015, 12:49:47 PM
So nuke the city and win the game! All criminals dead! biggrin
123  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: August 25, 2015, 03:37:28 AM
Oh noes, it's the 'power of da cloudzz!'.

The full destruction in the SP game doesn't make sense as you're trying to save the city, not level it. 😉
124  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Winders 10 and gamin' on: August 11, 2015, 01:28:07 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on August 02, 2015, 09:37:53 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on August 02, 2015, 04:58:22 PM

Upgraded my lap and I like it, but prior to my upgrade streaming from my gaming rig to my laptop using steam was great, but after the upgrade my laptop is dropping frames and the game sound is stuttering. Tried prioritizing the traffic but nothing seems to work.  Might just upgrade  my gaming rig I'm just frighten especially since win 10 control aspect of all updates and I don't want them updating video drivers until I'm ready

The "Don't worry- we'll upgrade everything for you!" aspect worries me too.    If there is a dealbreaker, that might just be it.   I can think of quite a few day 1 patches that have caused horrible damage. 

Settings -> updates -> advanced options -> defer updates (which delays them several months, though this does not apply to security updates. )
125  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: August 11, 2015, 01:19:09 AM
Last thing: I'm really digging the updated controller but I've yet to find the app that controls headset volume. 😳
126  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: August 11, 2015, 01:18:10 AM
Oh one thing to note: From literally anywhere on the dashboard, hit menu. Settings are right there on the bottom. No need to pin that.
127  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: August 11, 2015, 01:17:00 AM
I use the Kinect for voice control, and occasionally for an impromptu chat.

If Skype worked well, it'd be a no brainer.

Once I turned off gamer recognition, everything has been fine.

We're a month from finding out how the win 10 interface will f%&* things up. 😉
128  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (7/28) on: July 30, 2015, 05:18:09 AM
That version of OneNote is being destroyed by them - they're sticking with the desktop-type version.

As for the preload - you know that they've reserved massive amounts of bandwidth on CDN, but are trying not to be dicks about choking the internets with millions of upgrades, right? Tongue
129  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (7/28) on: July 29, 2015, 12:58:01 PM
Other XB1 games released this week:
King's Quest: The Complete Collection (5 episodes + epilogue, chapter 1 out now, epilogue is Collection exclusive)
Squid Hero for Kinect
Life is Strange: Episode 4 - Dark Room
The Swindle
130  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Wanderers Guild trying out TERA ONLINE on: July 28, 2015, 07:42:20 PM
My only MMO right now is Neverwinter on Xbox One. I can't dedicate time to anything beyond that right now.  frown
131  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So....I'm fostering a kid for a year (maybe more?) on: July 28, 2015, 07:14:25 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on July 28, 2015, 01:16:00 PM

Also, congrats on turning your life into an eighties sitcom.  icon_lol


Damn it...I'm Mr. Drummond, aren't I?   Son of a.....

Thanks to everyone for the advice so far.  Keep it coming!

Possibly Mr. Seaver (and DiCaprio being your 15yr old)...

but really, I was thinking Edna Garrett.  icon_lol icon_lol icon_lol
132  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: July 28, 2015, 07:02:48 PM
A round of applause for our diligent GT members Isgrimnur and Caine for keeping up with the Steam deals for us.

133  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 7/24/15 Edition - Avoid Pixel at all cost edition on: July 28, 2015, 06:56:52 PM

Quote from: Lee on July 27, 2015, 08:44:32 PM

Quote from: rittchard on July 27, 2015, 08:27:07 PM

It was actually fairly enjoyable with your expectations in check.

I think that is the secret for almost any movie. I had low standards for the Hobbit trilogy for instance, but quite enjoyed them for what they were. Sometimes it doesn't work though, I had incredibly low standards for Inception, and it was actually worse. :-) All that said, you are the only the person who I have seen/heard that had anything nice to say about Pixel.

I think it has to do with how the movie is presented.

For instance, when `Sm-ow-g` instead of `Sm-aw-g`is named thusly for the accuracy of some index in the back of a book somewhere that only the die-hards have read, and yet the dwarves battle him inside the lonely mountain? It creates a certain amount of dislike for disparate stance on accurate recreation.

When a movie is goofy to be goofy and does it well? I`m not going to bitch about the far-fetched nature of the premise.

I will not be watching Pixel in theatres - but I may still watch it.

I got some Neverwinter in, and some Arkham Knight.
134  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Waning forum usage? on: July 28, 2015, 12:26:10 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on July 28, 2015, 03:37:42 AM

I'm the Assistant Director of IT, and Security reports to me.   I think you can infer how I'm going to solve this problem.  "Hey, unblock me.   Thanks"


135  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So....I'm fostering a kid for a year (maybe more?) on: July 28, 2015, 12:18:51 PM
Is 15 too young for punching? slywink Oh, wait, you`re taking him to martial arts - I see some `lets spar` moments in your life, Ron.


In all seriousness, you two would make good parents - just don`t expect the world of yourselves or the kid in this situation. Knowing how you`ve run a voluntary team of unfocused individuals, I think you`ve got this - I`ve seen you NOT go all military on people whom you`ve wanted to - remember to hide your anger when the kid `presses your button` (and they will, mark my words)... that frustrates their attempts and could see them simply accepting instead of turning every situation into a potential conflict.

My advice is to be steady, consistent, and like Kung Fu masters of old, do not let your charge enrage you as it will slow the learning process. Oh, and never have parental disagreements with them in audience - have your discussions private and keep a unified front - those little bastards live on `divide and conquer` slywink It is also important to support your partner, but they need to be supportive of you in this. Sometimes this can be the biggest challenge.

Also, congrats on turning your life into an eighties sitcom.  icon_lol
136  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Women in combat on: July 28, 2015, 12:09:16 PM
SCIENCE! Holy crap! A civil, well-reasoned discussion on politics... Eco needs to quit more often! biggrin
137  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I have passed 50,000 achievement points on: July 28, 2015, 11:59:51 AM
I'm on the cusp. Never really been a points collector - more a "I want to accomplish that thing". Given my general avoidance of PvP MP, a lot of games tie those points up there.
138  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: July 22, 2015, 07:20:02 PM
Aww, it's OK buddy. In Canada, we don't just have spiders...

Spoiler for we also have ...:


Still trying to think of a good name for them.

Top contenders are:

1) Spoose
2) Spidoose
3) the mislabelled "Spideer"

"Antlered Spider Monster" has come up a few times in the focus groups.

You should see the size of the webs they make.
139  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Muppets on: July 22, 2015, 03:41:17 PM
140  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: July 22, 2015, 01:06:50 PM
Spoiler for kato, I got the guest bedroom set up for you:

... and the soothing background sounds of the occasional spider running across the top of the sheets.
141  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: July 22, 2015, 01:06:19 PM
Back to the business of pushing funny pics:

142  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: July 22, 2015, 12:40:16 PM
I come in here to see funny stuff. This? This is a bunch of R&P whining.

ATB will play The Church is Persecuted card, and then anyone else will pipe up and pop him on the head like a whack-a-mole. More often than not, his unwavering faith prevents his acknowledgement of said whack, so it looks like the whack-a-mole machine is broken.

This is why instagram is important. You can find tons of funny pics, PLUS get %10 off Supps if you use the code GTGIVESME10OFF at my store

Oh, and any hot chick with more than 5 thousand followers has booking info.

#likesforlikes #followme #fitspo
143  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: This is Fun Pt. 4: Religion and Politics Edition (NSFW Warning) on: July 22, 2015, 12:34:49 PM

Quote from: ATB on July 17, 2015, 11:47:13 PM


Cuz there is no way it belongs in the other thread. Tongue
144  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Waning forum usage? on: July 22, 2015, 12:22:42 PM
Frankly, my lack of participation can be summed up in three points:

1) I became single - as an employed parent / homeowner / single man, time becomes even more precious.
2) My forum time used to impact work (and this site has been intermittently blocked by the company)
3) The console wars and the vitriol brought to the table do not appeal to me.

I'm currently dating, my house goes up for sale in the next week, and (at least on GT) the console wars have settled down some. I'm not "coming back" but I might spend a bit more time here.

We'll see.
145  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (7/14) on: July 13, 2015, 12:48:08 PM
That Trials fusion thing comes out too. Dunno if it's DLC or a standalone.
146  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo CEO Iwata dead at 55 on: July 13, 2015, 12:46:42 PM
frown Such a charismatic man with idealistic views and a healthy outlook on gaming.
Rest well.
147  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Returns) on: July 02, 2015, 04:19:22 PM
So tempted to write an opinion piece on the Batmobile, and the place that game mechanic evolution has - where adding elements don't always improve your product, esp. when the draw to the next game isn't because it's bigger or better, but simply a progression in the compelling storytelling of a fantastic plot.
148  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Returns) on: July 02, 2015, 04:17:44 PM

Quote from: JayDee on July 02, 2015, 01:16:52 PM

I am loving the game the more I play it. Just finished the Ace Chemicals sequence and man that was some of the most fun I've had on my PS4 in a long, long time. I'm even loving the Batmobile at the moment. So good. Want to play more.

One question I do have with the story though (I'm just past the chemical plant so no spoilers beyond that please).

Spoiler for Hiden:
Is Batman infected with Joker blood or is he just seeing Joker because he's infected with Scarecrow gas? The sequence in the power plant with Joker was a little confusing to me because my wife was asking me a couple of questions and I missed a couple lines of dialog.

That wasn't answered yet (I'm just past there myself).

Spoiler for Hiden:
There is a gap where we don't know who the fifth infected is - whether it be Batman, Gordon, or someone else. I love the fact that Joker is always around to quip etc. Also random thugs you fight will appear as the Joker. Nice touch.
149  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Gay Marriage is now totally a thing. on: June 30, 2015, 03:43:29 PM

Quote from: hepcat on June 30, 2015, 12:44:43 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on June 30, 2015, 03:46:45 AM

The Silent generation? I haven't heard of that one before.

ooooh, i saw what you did there.   ninja

Bet you didn't hear it.
150  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Its the weekend playlist 6/26/15 late edition on: June 30, 2015, 12:27:14 PM
I used what little gaming time I had to level up a cleric from 0-20 in Neverwinter (Double XP weekend).

Played a bit of Batman.
151  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/30) on: June 30, 2015, 12:14:50 PM
Quiplash is also available for XBONE:
152  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2015 on: June 29, 2015, 04:57:09 PM

Heh. WiiU
153  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2015 on: June 29, 2015, 03:30:42 PM
According to social media, MS did better than expected:

Keep in mind that the Amazon info in the article is UK based, but the social media measurement is global (twitter accounting for 84% of the collected data).

154  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you Batman Batman Batman Bat-(sorry) buyying this week? (6/23) on: June 29, 2015, 03:27:23 PM
Returned my Batman disk version - it's good enough to keep so I went ahead with the digital version and the return money went towards the XBONE Lego Dimentia. Err, dimensions? Yeah. Dimensions.
155  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: June 24, 2015, 02:03:01 AM
Dammit. Caved and got the Goddamned Batman.
156  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: June 23, 2015, 05:53:45 AM
... How much do empty drawers cost? Maybe they could cut that particular corner. 😒😉😂
157  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: June 23, 2015, 04:58:02 AM
Imo there wasn't any "drop the mic" conferences.

It looks like between 2015 to 2016, it's a great time to be a gamer.

As for the new UI on xbone, that's windows 10. The quick response will be a blessing. The promise of easier porting of PC games will be the real value though,

We'll see - I've had a mixed bag of experiences.
158  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: June 23, 2015, 04:27:37 AM
159  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: June 23, 2015, 04:26:00 AM
160  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: June 23, 2015, 04:22:59 AM
There was an xb1 release of quantum redshift I think... I'm holding off on any purchases though
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