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161  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / XBL - 75% off GoD sale (PoP $4, etc.) 6/19-6/25 on: June 14, 2012, 07:40:00 PM
Looks like some good deals on some older titles.  Maybe MS is getting some Steam competition going...  Prince of Persia is a Steal at $4, and Kameo was fun too.  Viva Pinata Party Animals and others could be good too...  Hit the link for the list.
162  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Need help: my verizon phone stinks, need to exchange somehow... on: June 13, 2012, 07:46:26 PM
You can try some of the Custom ROMs here:

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* Please note that software labeled for GSM and software labeled for CDMA will ONLY work with their respective phone-types.
* Verizon RAZR and RAZR MAXX use the same software/ROMs and are both CDMA.

I  know that rooting/flashing Motorola Android phones can be tricky (though I've never had one), but in my experience, I've had better luck with the ROMs from xda on my phone than from the manufacturer.
163  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: 2012 NHL Playoffs (Finals) on: June 09, 2012, 06:28:09 AM
Saw some interviews where the Devils had shaved their playoff beards.  What up? I thought tradition was that the beards stayed until the season was over
164  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Re: Re: Risk of non-citizen voters at center of election year struggle on: June 05, 2012, 05:18:28 AM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on June 04, 2012, 04:40:55 PM

pr0ner, the proof is that the long, ever growing list of ways Republicans are dreaming up to make voting harder, more expensive, and less representative is being in enacted in the complete absence of any legitimate problem.  Every single independent study done on the issue of electoral fraud, including ones commissioned by true believers on the Right, has demonstrated that the "problem" is statistically nonexistent.

Quote from: US News & World Report
And these laws are a solution searching for a problem. Conservatives have long bemoaned the menace of voter impersonation, but the evidence for this threat is nonexistent. George W. Bush's Justice Department spent years ferreting out voter fraud and managed to prosecute not one voter for impersonating another. "Out of the 300 million votes cast [between 2002 and 2007] federal prosecutors convicted only 86 people for voter fraud," Rolling Stone reported. A 2007 study by the Brennan Center found the instances of voter fraud to be literally infinitesimal. "You're more likely to get killed by lightning than commit in-person voter fraud," says the Brennan Center's Michael Waldman. Which only makes sense: That thousands of people are casting illegal votes in others' names while evading determined detection (always managing to choose people who weren't going to vote anyway) doesn't pass the smell test.


When the stated goal of this legislative pattern is to prevent a crime that no one is committing, you start looking for other reasons why Republicans might benefit from laws that disproportionately discourage the poor, the sick, the elderly, college students, and ethnic minorities from casting votes.  You don't have to look very hard.

-Autistic Angel

In other words, there have probably been more laws introduced to address this alleged problem than there have been of confirmed incidences of it, to say nothing of all the noise being drummed up about it.

And amazingly enough, every one of those proposed laws manages to make it more difficult for citizens who would demographically tend to vote D to vote. 

Or maybe not so amazing, as they are all pretty much based on model legislation written by ALEC to do exactly that - reduce the effectiveness of democratic get out the vote efforts.
165  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: 2012 NHL Playoffs (Finals) on: June 05, 2012, 03:12:04 AM
Staples sounded amazing those last few minutes.  Wow!
166  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 6/1/12 on: June 05, 2012, 02:44:55 AM

Quote from: Pyperkub on June 03, 2012, 06:56:23 PM

I've been hoping to get some Sins of a Solar Empire in, but I've only been playing Diablo 3.  I think I just want to see how the story ends (just finished Act 3 last night).

Finished D3, and finally got back to my SoaSe game last night at 11.  4.5 hours later I had conquered the star system (first win in a game with a medium ai) and was wondering wtf I was doing that for on a school night...
167  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: Confirmed ? - Diablo 3 for consoles. Link via Blue's on: June 05, 2012, 02:35:37 AM

Quote from: Jumangi on June 04, 2012, 09:15:13 PM

If it was PS3 exlcusive that could make sense given the restrictions MS places on their network. Blizzard supports their games for years with updates/patches and I believe Sony is far more loose with letting games be updated. Blizzard could feel thats to much of a pain to deal with.

MS let EA pull their ' it must only be our servers   ' crap, I can't imagine that they'd let Blizzard get away for the same thing...
168  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: [movie] Kick Ass 2:Balls to the Wall on: June 04, 2012, 03:07:32 AM
Just saw that the original was one of the most pirated movies ever (at least by torrents).
169  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Re: Re: Risk of non-citizen voters at center of election year struggle on: June 04, 2012, 03:05:59 AM

Quote from: pr0ner on June 03, 2012, 11:48:36 PM

Quote from: Fireball1244 on June 02, 2012, 05:29:24 PM

Democrats are *not* trying to allow non-citizens to vote. The Republicans are trying to block actual citizens who are more likely to vote Democratic from voting by setting up "proof of citizenship" standards that millions of Americans can't meet -- particularly poor Americans, old Americans, women and college students.

That's quite the outrageous claim.  Got concrete proof?

Yes.  Florida's voter purge has already been called into question because of it
170  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Re: 2012 NHL Playoffs (Finals) on: June 03, 2012, 07:04:54 PM

Quote from: gellar on June 03, 2012, 03:30:44 AM

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

Really fucking excellent OT from both sides.  Great hockey to watch.

Closest the Kings have ever been.  Of course, being a near life long Kings fan, I'm still expecting Lucy to swipe the ball away from this Charlie Brown at some point.  It still feels good though... so far.

Yeah, OT in game two had me remembering McSorley's stick just a bit too much.  Great goal by Carter to put those off for a couple of days...
171  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 6/1/12 on: June 03, 2012, 06:56:23 PM
I've been hoping to get some Sins of a Solar Empire in, but I've only been playing Diablo 3.  I think I just want to see how the story ends (just finished Act 3 last night).
172  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Re: The next phase of MMO's on: June 03, 2012, 03:04:47 AM
I think the next MMO to succeed will find some way of leveraging handhelds and consoles too. It may even be a facebook game.
173  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Re: Amazon's 12 Days of Game Downloads Mayhem on: May 27, 2012, 06:29:35 AM
Shogun 2 is really tempting
174  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: OO down again? on: May 26, 2012, 03:19:46 AM
And fine for me now too.  Curiouser and curiouser, said Alice
175  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / OO down again? on: May 26, 2012, 03:00:43 AM
Can't get there from my phone and tapatalk search couldn't find the old thread...frown
176  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama backs same-sex marriage on: May 09, 2012, 08:26:44 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 09, 2012, 07:33:50 PM

I'm kind of torn on this-  it's good to hear him say it but it's clearly election year politics and I have to wonder if he'll keep the same stance once the election is over or if it will quietly fade into the background.

The only way this helps him this year is to raise money.  It will likely hurt him in every single battleground state (per Nate Silver):



The generally accepted battleground states are:

Colorado, Florida, Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin

some add:

New Mexico, North Carolina, and Michigan.

Only 1 battleground state is consistently blue in all models - Colorado.  The biggies (Florida, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania) all have over 56% of the voters in the linear model voting against Same Sex marriage in November.

The only upside for Obama is doing what's right.
177  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Re: eBook bargain thread on: May 06, 2012, 03:35:05 AM
I saw that book one of the Patrick Bowers series.- The Pawn, was only$ 1.99 on kindle the other day.  Fun fbi agent series that I've enjoyed.  Creepiest opening sequence I've read in awhile.
178  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Free Kindle Library books from prime - suggestions on: May 06, 2012, 03:02:47 AM
The selection has grown dramatically.  Search in the categories too.
179  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: Why in hell do people still refer this gen as next gen?!? Aren't we past that? on: April 30, 2012, 07:05:48 PM

Quote from: Harpua3 on April 30, 2012, 07:04:55 AM

So whats the correct cutoff point as to calling a console or piece of technology next gen? I still see some people referring to this generation as next gen. That's plain silly, it's been in or living rooms for years... Any insight on this baffling situation?

Many people still aren't playing on HD sets and I think that really is the reason these are still considered next gen.
180  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Why in hell do people still refer this gen as next gen?!? Aren't we past that? on: April 30, 2012, 07:03:45 PM
Amazingly enough, no.

I'm more concerned about the use of drm and dlc to control what is already a closed platform.  I think the value add of the new architectures is not going to be as great as the leap to hd and consumers will lose more options.

CoD X-treme will cost $ 60, will have a 2GB day one patch, multiplayer will be a additional cost(with another 2 GB download) probably include it's own subscription fee, any cool weapons will be available only for a fee and you'll still be paying with the same teenagers.

Ok, maybe I'm a bit jaded, but I'm thinking about skipping the next generation.
181  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Adam Sessler Leaving G4/XPlay on: April 27, 2012, 04:45:19 AM
I remembered the thread but drew a complete blank on the name...so yeah, I had to go there slywink
182  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Re: Adam Sessler Leaving G4/XPlay on: April 26, 2012, 05:43:04 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on April 26, 2012, 12:31:37 AM

Wherever he lands, may he have a co-host that isn't a complete moron.  I was hoping Webb was leaving....

Whatever happened to the original cohost?
183  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Article] How the Tech Parade Passed Sony By on: April 24, 2012, 10:44:25 PM

Quote from: kronovan on April 24, 2012, 09:16:32 PM

Quote from: Calavera on April 24, 2012, 06:52:48 PM

I've heard a lot of things about Sony lately, praise for not milking customers is definitely not one of them.

Yup, it's a different style of milking, but its still pulling on the teet. Still, its probably more preferable to more gamers than the blatant milking M$ has foisted on the masses. I wouldn't argue about Sony's HW design and quality this gen - significantly better than any of the competition. In thinking that's been a constant across multiple gens though, I'm wondering if people have forgotten about the rampant DVD issues with the early PS2's?

Yeah, Sony seems to try to stuff a razor blade methodology into every product they make.  SD Card the standard?  Let's sell a proprietary memory stick that costs 10x as much.
184  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 4/20/2012 on: April 22, 2012, 04:20:18 AM
Sins of a Solar Empire
Diablo III beta
maybe some Skyrim
185  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: The Sword and the Sorcerer on: March 30, 2012, 03:11:31 AM
I've gotta find that.  I still have the original on vhs somewhere

Epic 4g/Tapatalk
186  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Midnight Run 2 on: March 23, 2012, 05:53:20 PM
The guys who wrote GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra are going to write it?????


Uh, no.
187  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Dragon Age 3 on: March 21, 2012, 04:22:28 AM
Heck, it took me so long that I just finished Dragon Age Origins (and I bought the collectors edition the first week).

There was no way I was buying a hurried sequel that seemed cobbled together just so it could make the next christmas -way to try to bury a promising franchise EA.

Epic 4g/Tapatalk
188  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Am in a Book Reading Funk (Need Help!) on: March 20, 2012, 04:10:52 AM
If you never read David Brin, he is a great hard sf writer from the 80' s-90' s.  Glory Road (not Heinlein) just came out for kindle and Earth is also there.

Epic 4g/Tapatalk
189  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 3/16/12 on: March 17, 2012, 07:53:25 PM
Skyrim, maybe some batman ac

Epic 4g/Tapatalk
190  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Limbaugh: Contraception advocate should post online sex videos on: March 07, 2012, 12:31:56 AM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on March 07, 2012, 12:28:48 AM

Quote from: pr0ner on March 06, 2012, 06:52:11 PM

Way to be all typically self righteous up there on your pompous, elitist high horse, attempting to educate me about something that a) I already know about, and b) don't think the government should be involved in.

Yeah, whatever is incredibly apt.


The only two ways a person could support the newly minted Conservative position on this issue require there to be severe deficits in either their level of factual information or sense of moral decency.

I did not realize you were already so well educated on the subject.  Thank you for setting me straight.

-Autistic Angel

You forgot, my side right or wrong.  Rah!  Rah!  Rah!
191  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 3/2/12 on: March 03, 2012, 08:55:55 AM
Skyrim with the STEP mod(s).  Also some Serious Sam 3 (anyone for co-op?  I'm Pyperkub...) and maybe some Defense Grid.
192  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Limbaugh: Contraception advocate should post online sex videos on: March 02, 2012, 06:58:13 PM
Wasn't Limbaugh addicted to prescription painkillers?  Wouldn't that have his insurance company subsidizing his drug habit?

Limbaugh used to be funny and smart, but in the world of talk radio, where you have to constantly out do yourself to keep your listeners, he's grown into a caricature.  He's still smart, but he's gone off the deep end (it doesn't pay to be moderate).
193  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: let's talk tablets on: February 27, 2012, 07:51:01 PM
Best Buy has iPad 2's on sale ($50 off).  Pretty clear indicator that the 3 might be in stores soon...

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Best Buy is now selling all variants of the iPad 2 for $50 off the usual list price. Given that the Apple-authorized big box electronics retailer usually sticks to the regular pricing, this is a bit atypical

194  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: What are you buying this week? (02/27) on: February 27, 2012, 07:43:50 AM
Picked up Warhammer 40k Space Marine on the amazon sale.

Epic 4g/Tapatalk
195  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Re: let's talk tablets on: February 27, 2012, 07:27:36 AM

Quote from: Morgul on February 15, 2012, 04:34:01 PM

ummm, if you figure out how to get thief and bauldurs gate 2 to run on this tablet I have coming I will..  love you long time

Thief?!? That's not infinity but I'd pick that up in a heartbeat.

Epic 4g/Tapatalk
196  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Re: Sci-fi and Fantasy for 2012 on: February 26, 2012, 04:56:28 PM

Quote from: Purge on February 26, 2012, 07:22:17 AM

It isn't. It's fan art.

For fan art, not bad.

Epic 4g/Tapatalk
197  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sci-fi and Fantasy for 2012 on: February 26, 2012, 02:11:09 AM

Quote from: Purge on January 11, 2012, 07:49:18 PM



I am about to begin my re-read of the Wheel of Time to end with A Memory of Light (book 14, estimated to have an August 2012 release).

What crappy artwork.  I hope that's not the cover.
198  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: The GOP's McGovern moment on: February 26, 2012, 02:09:29 AM
bad linky
199  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Robocop Does Not Hold Up Well on: February 21, 2012, 06:47:38 AM
I can't remember, but robocop 2 might have been as bad as highlander 2.  The first is a lot of fun though.
200  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: It is as of right now official. I clicked the "submit application" button... on: February 21, 2012, 06:20:14 AM
Way to go PeteRock!  I wonder how the hair and face will do after you're done raiding the dispensary!  Congrats! thumbsup

Spoiler for Hiden:
Do you have to change your handle to PeteDroog now?
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