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81  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I lost a friend last night. (onion cutting warning) on: December 23, 2015, 05:31:02 PM
Much love, brother.

It was around this time of year that I said goodbye to Chewie (she almost made it to 15).

Saying goodbye is hard, but you know that he understood you, and was likely relieved to see and feel you there at the end.
82  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XB1 Elite controller - mecca of console control, or ridiculously overpriced? on: November 05, 2015, 05:19:45 AM
Oh, FWIW: the programming app for the Elite works on standard controllers too (if you wanted to remap or calibrate controllers)
83  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XB1 Elite controller - mecca of console control, or ridiculously overpriced? on: November 05, 2015, 05:19:00 AM
You making a home-made vibrator?
84  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Activision buying King.com on: November 05, 2015, 04:52:25 AM
Infinity Ward is going with COD: Ghost Crush Saga
85  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 05, 2015, 04:51:22 AM
Love it!
86  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XB1 Elite controller - mecca of console control, or ridiculously overpriced? on: November 05, 2015, 04:45:58 AM
I was going to return mine due to cost, and I picked it up again.

No, it's staying put. It's just so DAMNED comfortable.

The only thing about the back paddles is the accidental presses when picking it up or putting it down - and being able to set the triggers to digital is fantastic - with having the two customizable programs on the controller and the Dpad? Yeah, but this is worth two controllers, and that's its cost.

:shrug:

I've had about 40 hours of PS4 controller time over the past three weeks, and while I gotta credit them for getting the DS4 to bring its A game (or X slywink  ), the controller makes the outsides of my hands fall asleep. I'm not blaming the controller itself - but given my increased "tissue development", I find that I'm more sensitive to hand / forearm / arm positioning, and I think the narrower angle at the wrists is pinching a nerve.
87  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: November 04, 2015, 02:03:12 PM
Perhaps you end up with different DNS settings? Try to resolve the IP from both connections and see what it spits out.

Given that WiFi is using your local network config and your data plan is using your carrier, it stands to reason that there may be an issue that's close to home. If you start up a new thread in h/w s/w hell I'd be happy to help.
88  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / XB1 Elite controller - mecca of console control, or ridiculously overpriced? on: November 04, 2015, 01:59:01 PM
To comment on it, you'll have had to try one.

If you need to you can stop by my place. smile

I keep looking at the sticker price and thinking I'm going to sell it.

Then I pick it up. It's like the One Ring. Balance, control, it feels like a perfectly cooked steak tastes seasoned just right and a dollop of decadent butter on top.

(I took the paddles off the bottom - I find that unless I deliberately want them, they get in the way of where I want to hold it)
89  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I have a PS4. What games do I *need* to experience? on: November 04, 2015, 01:55:24 PM
I held my elite controller this morning.

No, I think I'm keeping it. It's just so ... mmmm.
90  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Activision buying King.com on: November 04, 2015, 02:14:55 AM

Quote from: Gratch on November 03, 2015, 11:15:56 PM

King are the geniuses (or supervillans, depending on your point of view) behind the Candy Crush games.  While the acquisition isn't particularly newsworthy, the amount they paid certainly is:  $5.9 billion.

No, that's not a typo.   icon_eek icon_eek

And people thought Minecraft wasn't worth 3.9B.


Just think, King just sold for more than MARVEL. Yeah.
91  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I have a PS4. What games do I *need* to experience? on: November 04, 2015, 02:13:53 AM
I'm not much for baseball. I have deadlines I have to worry about with this hardware.

Also, I may sell / return my XB1 elite controller (they're rare right now, and returning it means it goes back to head office EB games to be resold as used somewhere else out of my market).

If I do that, I might just get that to pay for half of a Darth Vader PS4 bundle.
92  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Microsoft Surface 4 and Surface Book on: November 04, 2015, 02:08:28 AM
Ritt, try popping the screen off and turning it the other way...

now try writing on it while it's up not laying flat (phrasing!). 

Yeah. That gives me pause. Otherwise I'd love to have a dGPU. :/
93  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I have a PS4. What games do I *need* to experience? on: November 03, 2015, 08:52:44 PM
I'm not talking smack. Just because another interface is meh does not make this one great. (and frankly, the NXOE sans bugs is head-and-shoulders above OXOE, and I prefer it to the PS4 3.10 interface)

Also, share button can go to hell (playing games that I've been NDA'd not to share makes this a pain in the ass).  I figured it all out though - and as I mentioned back at the launch, I enjoy the DS4 way more than the DS3.

I wish there was a simple "offline" mode like the XB1 interface rather than having to authenticate and individually turn off events etc.


Games that piqued my interest:

The Last of Us Remastered
Bloodborne (though I'm not a big souls fan)

I've not heard about Rocket League, though I am grateful all my thatgamecompany content is available on the PS4 (Flow, Flower, Journey) - and my bundle came with the Uncharted collection which I may play through. I tried 3, and it failed to leave a lasting impact on me - but there may have been other factors. I'm willing to give'r another go.
94  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I have a PS4. What games do I *need* to experience? on: November 03, 2015, 01:10:31 PM
Due to circumstances I'm not going to disclose, I decided to pick up a PS4. This is a trial run for me as I really don't need another console.

Keeping in mind I have more games than I have time (and this is BEFORE me returning to reviewing games for GT), I'm looking for a list of the best games to experience on the platform that I can't get anywhere else. If there are cross-platform games that are out, I've likely dabbled with them on my xbone (my PC hasn't been getting a ton of play, TBH).

I'm thinking about Second Son. Anything else?

Note: I may be returning this PS4 for realz, or I might pick one up during Black Friday to keep. So sell me on it - the UI certainly isn't slywink
95  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Microsoft Surface 4 and Surface Book on: November 03, 2015, 01:04:05 PM
Zin, with the pen, try deleting the bluetooth pairing and do it again.

leave W10 on the bluetooth settings menu, then hold the "eraser" for 7 full seconds - there is a tiny LED on the side of the pen (size of a pin-hole). When it is blinking it is discoverable. I've had this happen on my SP3 with Win10 before.

Note: I was in SF recently and got my hands on both a SP4 and a SB.

I want both, but if I'm being honest, I could just upgrade my pen and keyboard for the SP3.

- this is the reasonable side of me who will cave in 3... 2...

slywink
96  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 10/30/15 Halloween Edition on: October 30, 2015, 11:03:59 PM
I could borderland ... but I'm so damned busy with my health stuff, packing to move, game reviews and closing off a project at work (nevermind time with my kid and his hockey commitments).
97  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: October 30, 2015, 11:01:37 PM
I tried the recalibration - that doesn't work to improve it any - the NXOE's voice recognition is crappy. The only thing I traditionally use it for is "Xbox use a code" and on/off functions. Maybe volume once in a while.

98  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: BlOps 3 on: October 30, 2015, 09:09:07 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 30, 2015, 02:40:18 PM

Reserving my spot in what will become the next thread where I largely talk to myself and only myself.

We look forward to it. smile
99  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Now they have come for my bacon! on: October 30, 2015, 08:57:42 PM

Quote from: hepcat on October 30, 2015, 04:56:37 PM

Meh, the only thing in this world that isn't carcinogenic is cancer.

The whole carcinogen issue has to do with the effect the meat goes through when heated, and that change increases the chances. The increase is minimal (what's happened is that this has been classified as a type, in the same category as plutonium, smoking, etc). Scale of risk is not measured in the categorization.

Raw meat is far less likely to cause cancer, according to the report - so I'm going to keep eating soft bacon. biggrin  

Frankly I'm more bothered by the fact that processed meats are generally consumed with bread products, and the problems with obesity, myocardial infarction and diabetes are widely ignored by the WHO.   http://www.who.int/nutrition/publications/nutrientrequirements/9251041148/en/

They still publish a report from 1997 as their recommendation, and that 55% of your daily intake should be carbs. Roll Eyes You'll also note that in section 3, red meat from 20 years ago was still classified as a carcinogen - so this isn't really news.

My intake is less than 20%, most being green vegetables and the rest being a balance of fats and proteins. Losing 145lbs, being stronger and faster and healthier in every way (except in the follicle dept - no change there) with fantastic BP etc? icon_lol

I must be a rounding error.
100  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Now they have come for my bacon! on: October 30, 2015, 08:48:17 PM

Quote from: Crusis on October 28, 2015, 10:41:01 PM

Phew! I just checked the package of bacon in my fridge and it's already cured. Time to bacon up.

I LOL'd.
101  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Can kids decide? on: October 30, 2015, 08:46:04 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 27, 2015, 06:15:47 PM

How do you feel about kids who are 3, 4 and 5 and feel they are not the sex they actually are?  There's a wave of parents in this country embracing that as a reason to start treating them as the sex 'they feel they are'.

A child identifying themselves as another gender isn't just a funny way to get into the opposites' changeroom - there is a fundemental shift in thinking in their life.

What the OP covers shows the damaging effect of the indoctrination of children. They don't reason in their conscious mind (instead relying on the gullible sub-conscious). Puberty changes that up - which is why we can convince them that a fat man with herd of flying deer is gonna bring them a new bike through the chimney that we don't necessarily have.

IMO kids should be introduced to God as reasonable humans, not impressionable children.

That whole "don't worry, God's got this" thing? How do you feel about being in a car with me and I let "Jesus take the wheel" ?
102  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: October 30, 2015, 08:39:25 PM
With exception to a few consistent bugs a few weeks ago, I find the new interface to be much better - it's more responsive. Also the double-X overlay is way more convenient and straightforward - you don't need to go into an app to get into a party, reply to msgs, etc.

Frankly I wish they'd kill the "snap-to" on help. Almost no developer EVER has used that to work well in tandem with the game you're playing.
103  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Fall 2015 Shows on: September 22, 2015, 05:17:28 AM

Quote from: Rumpy on September 22, 2015, 04:58:44 AM

The only shows that interest me are The Muppets, and possibly Minority Report.

The Muppets.
104  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/22) on: September 21, 2015, 06:59:19 PM
I have some stuff preordered and prepaid. It needs wrapping paper for my boy - and it's going to collect dust for a few weeks inside said paper.
105  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 19, 2015, 10:20:44 PM
I'll change my pic then.

Yeesh. slywink
106  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 19, 2015, 06:36:24 PM
If you see me online, feel free to invite   ;D
107  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamer motivation survey on: September 14, 2015, 01:09:26 PM
...

No surprise there.
108  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The kid and movies on: September 14, 2015, 12:11:49 PM
(I'm guessing you've already seen it).
109  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The kid and movies on: September 14, 2015, 12:11:27 PM
Start with Dreadnaught.

It should appeal to both of you. biggrin
110  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/15) on: September 14, 2015, 12:09:30 PM
I'm all for NHL16 because of my son, but we have 15 and honestly, I couldn't care less about campaign blahblahblah.

So, uhm, nothing?

Grabbed Castle Crashers last week, and I'm currently working through the remaining 180 odd Riddler puzzles to finish Arkham Knight to 100%. Ugh.
111  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Gamer motivation survey on: September 12, 2015, 03:18:03 AM

Quote from: USMC Kato on September 10, 2015, 12:00:40 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 09, 2015, 11:36:16 PM

Kato, I don't know who that is or what it means...

Sorry Engine, I'm a huge anime nerd and your results pie chart is exactly shaped like that characters famous glasses

I saw it as a batarang biggrin
112  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: September 06, 2015, 04:55:43 PM
Both bases look identical. I don't think that peripheral has changed - just the players, playsets and software.
113  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: September 02, 2015, 02:26:31 AM
I infinitied. On the plus side, it looks like you could just buy the digital game if you have 2, and then buy figures you want.
114  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: September 02, 2015, 02:24:35 AM
I was away at the lake. I got some rogue legacy in. Just once more.....
115  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: September 01, 2015, 03:59:25 AM
Infinity. 😒
116  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: September 01, 2015, 03:55:01 AM
Some of the newer weapons Luke the magnet bomb were cool but hard to put to good use.

The biggest knock is that the honeymoon is over quick, due in no small part to the lack of new terrain.
117  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: August 30, 2015, 10:18:38 PM
Tilt, in what universe would you say anything that wasn't against MS?

M$ is evil. For instance, they pulled Minecraft from PS4. Oh, wait, they didn't.

Is kingdom hearts coming to xb1? Squeenix is interested in making money, and while we few can gnash our teeth over the exclusivity deals made by publishers, "punishing" the game maker (let's consider the devs for the moment) is far more important.

TR was fantastic. This looks awesome. Why would I not want to play a great gaming experience? Because you were surprised at a timed exclusive?

You have THE say in how you you want to spend your gaming dollars ... but a crusade to abolish exclusives is futile and I'd rather vote for good games - bad deals or not.
118  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
119  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
120  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. 😉
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