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81  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What music streaming service do you use? on: August 26, 2013, 10:49:50 PM
I went with Amazon Prime... $24.99/year, upload 250k songs, autorip any Amazon cd's you've bought.
82  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: August 26, 2013, 08:21:57 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on August 26, 2013, 01:06:50 AM

Quote from: Blackhawk on August 26, 2013, 12:50:36 AM


Full disclosure: You're going to want to copy paste that. We have a system here that auto-inserts our Amazon link tag on any appropriate out-bound link posted.

Thanks to both of you (as well as FP/Rip, and the GT community for bearing with the OO-tage).
83  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: August 26, 2013, 12:46:45 AM

Quote from: FishPants on August 26, 2013, 12:34:04 AM

Thanks gang, I would rather avoid having to deal with that monthly if we can avoid it.  Let's see where we end up, servers are coming up now on other subnets (and I'm constantly nmapping ours, and there's some minor progress over the hours).  I think it's going to be a day or two though before we see it online; but I am cautiously optimistic we will see it again.

Can you post an OO-Amazon link?  I don't have it bookmarked...
84  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: August 22, 2013, 10:37:37 PM

Quote from: Teggy on August 22, 2013, 09:00:48 PM

Alright, who broke it this time?

hepcat's dreams of Mario's pants, I'd wager...
85  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: August 01, 2013, 11:52:01 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 18, 2013, 11:49:56 PM

it's all part of a master plan to get TGB to return.

[edit] DAMMIT!

Yup.
86  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Are there... on: July 26, 2013, 08:52:50 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on July 26, 2013, 03:14:06 AM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on July 25, 2013, 08:18:54 PM

I'll leave this forum (R&P)  for good.  Quote masters, feel free to hold me to it.

Self-deportation...it works!  nod

I never had a problem with Eco myself, although as I said earlier the predictable dynamics became tiresome after too much repetition. I won't miss the drama but I will miss the dissenting voice. 

Self deprecation is better.
87  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Are there... on: July 24, 2013, 10:26:41 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on July 24, 2013, 08:45:27 PM

Of course it's not just Detroit, it's our whole freaking country facing this issue.  Detroit is just the beginning and until we elect officials that are willing to address these issue (of spending way beyond our taxation levels) honestly, we are screwed.

FTFY.  Tax Cuts do actually impact revenues.  No, really!
88  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Next gen purchase poll on: June 15, 2013, 10:15:46 PM

Quote from: msduncan on June 15, 2013, 01:31:21 PM



I really want to get excited about the Xbone.   I was ultra excited about the 360 when it launched.   I stood outside in 33 degree rain overnight at a Best Buy and came up 3 places short in line to get one.   I then spent the next month on a holy crusade to get one.   

I STUMBLED across a PS3 while looking for it, so I ended up with both consoles.   

I REALLY REALLY want to develop a reason to keep my preorder for the Xbone for this fall.   Hark has given me one reason because when I'm playing multiplayer on the 360 it's usually with him and his merry band of snipers.    However, I'm still waivering because Microsoft has given me plenty of reasons to get angry at what they are trying to feed me, and not enough reasons to think this system is anywhere close to what the 360 was when it launched.

I have to say that I am still sitting on both launch day preorders but I'm extraordinarily torn.

Maybe this perspective from an xBone engineer will help:

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The thing is we suck at telling the story. The whole point of the DRM switch from disc based to cloud based is to kill disc swapping, scratched discs, bringing discs to friends house, trade-ins for shit value with nothign going back to developers, and high game costs....

...Google TV + PS4 + Minority report level gestures, that combined with a sick second screen experience (which is really hot for TV, I know I know.. tv tv tv tv tvÖ but itís fucking sick when you have it). Games will be the same, there are more exclusives to MS then PS atm, and Kinect 2 makes Kinect 1 look like a childs toy...

...Current plan is basically youíre fucked after 24 hours. YeahÖ I know. Kind of sucks. I believe they will probably revist the time period and / or find a diff way to ďcall inĒ to ensure you havenít sold your license to gamestop or somethingÖ but there is no plan YET. Iím hoping the change it, but I donít work on that so I donít have much influence there /sigh...

...THe original intention was to get all the Multiplayer servers not requiring 3rd party costs (Like EA shutting down game servers to cut costs), as well as taking all the games that servers hosted by the clients (Halo, etc), and have all that compute done in the cloud allowing more CPU cycles for gameplay. That will really expand what developers can do. Anything that doesnít need per frame calculation and can handle 100ms delays can be shifted to the cloud. Thatís huge....

...SmartGlass + IE is going to be pretty freaking sweet. 1 finger cursor, 2 finger direct manip. Basically if you think of a laptop trackpad where your phone/ slate is the trackpad and the monitor is your TVÖ itís that. The tech is there, just needs to be applied. There is some really cool shit going on with Petra + controllers that pairs people with controllers. So if person with controller two trades controlers with controller 1, their profiles magically switch. Itís sick. What does this matter? Now if you lean left/right it knows which person is leaning, even if 4 people are all int he same room. Itís awesome...

...New service using Azure for cloud compute. Allows developers to not use clients for hosting multiplayer servers, or other tasks that do not require per frame calcuations. Itís pretty sweet.

It at least sounds better that way than the PR flak idiots.
89  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Next gen purchase poll on: June 15, 2013, 03:37:20 AM
I never pre-order.  It's a waste, especially for games.  Consoles... maybe not, but I don't need either when I have steam.
90  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Re: Amazon MP3 Deals (keep it updated!) on: June 14, 2013, 07:18:07 AM
The $2.99 blues collection caught my eye

Sent from my HTCONE using Tapatalk 2
91  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Re: Re: Just got a new monitor and it feels "wierd" on: May 05, 2013, 09:25:18 PM

Quote from: Suitably Ironic Moniker on May 05, 2013, 05:35:08 PM

Quote from: Pyperkub on May 03, 2013, 08:28:25 PM

Quote from: Teggy on May 01, 2013, 06:58:29 PM

Remember when we were kids and our parents told us not to sit so close to the tv?

Older CRT technology did shot out more harmful radiation (in the literal sense, not the nuclear sense) due to the way they worked.  Flat panel tech is much different.

tapatalkin'

It was really only when they were new technology. By the 70s-80s era, that radiation was basically nil.

No, I'm talking about less eye strain light radiation.  There were definite, measured effects from staring at 90's era computer vet's apart from the tv radiation myth

tapatalkin'
92  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Re: Re: Just got a new monitor and it feels "wierd" on: May 03, 2013, 08:28:25 PM

Quote from: Teggy on May 01, 2013, 06:58:29 PM

Remember when we were kids and our parents told us not to sit so close to the tv?

Older CRT technology did shot out more harmful radiation (in the literal sense, not the nuclear sense) due to the way they worked.  Flat panel tech is much different.

tapatalkin'
93  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Re: Amazon MP3 Deals (keep it updated!) on: March 02, 2013, 10:06:15 AM
The 100 60's songs for $3.99 is a good deal...

tapatalkin'
94  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Are You Stepping Into the Next Gen? on: February 09, 2013, 10:42:16 PM
The biggest question for me is WHY?

I picked up the 360 to go with the HDTV, as well as since the PC had been somewhat forlorn before Steam completely re-energized it (IMHO).  I never picked up a PS3 or a Wii.  I've barely touched my 360 in the past 8 months, and I think I'm more likely to hook up a computer to my TV and go from there.

Ask me again in October, it's possible they could wow me, but for now, I haven't seen anything that would lead to me becoming an early adopter.  Maybe if I go with a new 4k tv or something, but for now I'm thinking that true value is on the PC side.  There's going to have to be something there that isn't being done well on the PC (and cheaper).  So far, I haven't seen it.
95  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: OO off line for a short time on: January 23, 2013, 05:35:59 AM

Quote from: Pyperkub on November 10, 2012, 06:29:22 AM

Here's the thread I was looking for.

tapatalkin'

And it is nigh impossible to find this damn thread when you're the last poster in it.  Down again...
96  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: io9's list of the best Sci-fi this year on: December 21, 2012, 07:41:09 AM
Thanks!

tapatalkin'
97  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 12/14/12 on: December 17, 2012, 10:08:56 PM
Guild Wars 2, WintersDay activities.
98  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 2012 College Bowl Pick-em on: December 15, 2012, 11:16:42 AM
The games start today - bumpity bump bump bump!
99  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 2012 College Bowl Pick-em on: December 13, 2012, 11:07:55 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on December 13, 2012, 05:13:39 PM

I just want to say that I wish it was possible for both Alabama and Notre Dame to lose.

It would have been interesting to see if the voters jumped Oregon/Kansas St/ND over Florida if ND had lost to USC.  I wonder if that scenario would have ended up with Northern Illinois still in the Orange... if they didn't, well I'm glad we don't have another SEC rematch, but the rest of the Bowls are pretty lame this year.
100  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 2012 College Bowl Pick-em on: December 12, 2012, 10:51:47 PM
BUMP - free copy of DOTA 2 for the winner slywink
101  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / 2012 College Bowl Pick-em on: December 10, 2012, 09:09:06 PM
Yeah, I'm a glutton for it... the 2012-2013 College bowl pick-em is up!  Password is octopus

Confidence points against the spread

Go BRUINS!
102  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 12/7/12 on: December 10, 2012, 06:38:37 AM
Dishonored and Guild Wars 2

tapatalkin'
103  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: 2012: GOTY/GOAT of the year? on: December 10, 2012, 06:36:04 AM
You can't be game of the year when you haven't even been out for a week.  Come back at the end of the month at least and tell us if far cry is still shiny!

Guild Wars 2 had me playing daily for almost two months. 

Sins of a Solar Empire : Rebellion got almost as much time, as did Diablo 3 and Skyrim at over 40 hours each.  Warlock also clocked in around 30, and I really want to revisit Elemental with Fallen Enchantress, and XCOM is still on the shelf..

I'm enjoying Dishonored, but I'm hesitant to nominate it yet.

Edge to GW 2 so far.

Regardless, 2012 has been a great year for gaming.

tapatalkin'
104  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: [PC/iOS/Android] Baldur's Gate 1 & 2 Enhanced Editions on: December 10, 2012, 06:22:26 AM

Quote from: kronovan on December 09, 2012, 07:27:16 PM

Does anyone know what Android OS this will require? My aging Android device only has a single CPU running OS 2.3.6. Of course the resources on it are beyond what the original PC games required, but this being an update has me wondering?

I think they did mention that it was tablet only, so it may require honeycomb at least

tapatalkin'
105  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Best Android games for the big screen on: November 19, 2012, 09:00:34 PM
Machinarium is working great on my Transformer.

I picked up world of goo as well, but haven't tried it.

Having at least one HD Angry Birds is worth it.

Cthulhu Wastelands has been really frustrating with regards to selecting units.
106  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Game Collector or Game Churner? on: November 19, 2012, 08:56:08 PM
Collector (of dust).  I don't have the time to finish so many of them, but I like to think I will.  Plus, I'm not much of one for the extra effort to return things...  I do keep an eye out for deals a lot (and have lately gone overboard on Steam sales as I've gotten back into PC Gaming.
107  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Amazon MP3 Deals (keep it updated!) on: November 15, 2012, 10:17:28 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 13, 2012, 05:31:22 PM

11-13

also, $5 this week only:




Was hoping for this.  Thanks for finding the Explicit version!
108  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Re: Re: Is OO down? on: November 12, 2012, 03:08:55 PM

Quote from: Canuck on November 10, 2012, 01:23:57 PM

So you couldn't find the forum on your phone and now you can't find the thread on your phone. I think we've found the problem here.

ET phone home
109  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Re: Re: Black Friday Deals on: November 12, 2012, 03:06:21 PM

Quote from: hepcat on November 12, 2012, 02:40:23 PM

It seems like most retailers are starting on Thanksgiving night now.  If I were an employee at one of these places, I'd be royally pissed.

They tend to pay overtime rates, etc.  AFAIK
110  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: OO off line for a short time on: November 10, 2012, 06:29:22 AM
Here's the thread I was looking for.

tapatalkin'
111  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Re: Is OO down? on: November 10, 2012, 12:33:16 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on November 09, 2012, 11:53:50 PM

It's tradition to bump the "Down for everyone or just me" thread, you know.   Truthiness!

I know, but I couldn't find it on my phone
112  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Is OO down? on: November 09, 2012, 10:57:15 PM
Been having trouble getting there from my phone while on vacation.  Anyone else having issues?
113  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Re: If Weed is Legalize Nationwide, Will You Celebrate 420? on: November 09, 2012, 07:13:21 PM

Quote from: gellar on November 09, 2012, 07:05:05 PM

Nah.  Booze is enough for me.

Yup, though I do love the smell at concerts - adds to the atmosphere

tapatalkin'
114  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 10/19/12 on: October 23, 2012, 05:48:42 AM
Played a little guild wars two, but took a much needed break and got some couch having time in with the first Darksiders.  Really enjoying it.
115  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Don't install Doom 3 BFG - DRM? on: October 18, 2012, 08:57:20 PM
Curious in that if you install Doom 3 BFG edition to the HD on a 360, you can't launch the bonus Doom 2/Original Doom:

Quote
Twitter user Wario64 discovered the error message seen below. NowGamer reached out to Bethesda and was told by Bethesda's Matt Grandstaff that "we recommend not installing the game" as it will prevent the launch of both Doom and Doom 2. Additionally, "there is no performance advantage to installing the game to your hard drive."

This seems very odd, and I wonder if it also happens with the PS3?
116  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Panasonic Plasma TV? on: September 27, 2012, 05:42:24 PM
I had to return 2 50" Vizio plasma sets to Costco under the old warranty plans (hdmi issues in one and the other just died). Having to choose under the newer warranty, I went with a Panasonic plasma.  It's still going strong.

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117  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Amazon MP3 Deals (keep it updated!) on: September 25, 2012, 10:34:34 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 25, 2012, 10:28:10 PM

9-25

Album of the week:



Make sure you get notice that the link is to the 'Clean' version, and that there is also an Explicit version now.
118  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 9/21/12 on: September 24, 2012, 06:26:41 PM
Played some GW2 and that was about it.
119  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Re: Kansas considers removing Obama from ballet on: September 21, 2012, 10:43:54 PM

Quote from: Canuck on September 20, 2012, 09:54:40 PM

This is shameless. Just because Obama isn't an 8 year old little girl doesn't mean that he should be removed from the ballet.

I wonder if it was the Nutcracker...
120  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Tarantino on: September 19, 2012, 07:42:40 PM
The problem with basterds to me was that it only had good scenes, and just didn't come together as a movie, but rather blunder from what felt like one mostly unrelated scene to another

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