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81  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.

82  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

83  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.
84  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.
85  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


also, $5 this week only:

Was hoping for this.  Thanks for finding the Explicit version!
86  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
87  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
88  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.

89  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
90  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?
91  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

92  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.
93  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:

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?
94  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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95  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


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.
96  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.
97  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...
98  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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99  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO/GT 2012 NCAA Pick'em on: September 07, 2012, 05:12:30 PM
Bump!  Get your picks in!

Quote from: Pyperkub on September 06, 2012, 11:35:27 PM

Too lazy to find the old thread, and in a rush, so here goes:

Quote from: Pyperkub
Edit - 2012 version is up!  Sorry for the delay, wasn't thinking straight w/o football!

Group Name: Group Name: OO/GT NCAA Pick'em Group ID# 21303
Group ID:     21303
Password:     octopus

Go Bruins!
100  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon Kindle: Kindle Paperwhite! Updated Fire! Kindle Fire HD! on: September 07, 2012, 01:45:26 AM

Quote from: Soulchilde on September 07, 2012, 01:12:10 AM

Ordered the 7" Fire HD.  As much as I want the 8.9 I just can't see spending 299.  Ordered and I can't wait for next week

I think I have enough miles to convert to an Amazon GC, that I can get an 8.9, but I kind of want to see what else is coming out, as well as more info regarding the battery life and stylus response times.  Unfortunately, by that time Amazon will probably be back ordered until February.  I guess I could return it if I don't like it though...
101  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / OO/GT 2012 NCAA Pick'em on: September 06, 2012, 11:35:27 PM
Too lazy to find the old thread, and in a rush, so here goes:

Quote from: Pyperkub
Edit - 2012 version is up!  Sorry for the delay, wasn't thinking straight w/o football!

Group Name: Group Name: OO/GT NCAA Pick'em Group ID# 21303
Group ID:     21303
Password:     octopus

Go Bruins!
102  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 8/24/12 on: August 27, 2012, 09:08:32 PM
Put a bunch of time into GW2.  Having fun so far

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103  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Re: Romney birth certificate remark sets off firestorm on: August 25, 2012, 10:03:02 AM
I thought it was funny.

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104  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Guild Wars 2 Names List on: August 25, 2012, 09:33:17 AM
HackenSlash.9248 (Ehmry Bay - Sylvari Guardian - Malathyst).
105  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Updated: Attending the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy... on: August 25, 2012, 09:31:16 AM
Mohawk?  I think I missed something after the trip home... congrats and good luck!
106  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Re: Sony Worldwide Studio Pres: Sony struggling to recruit 3rd parties for PS Vita on: August 20, 2012, 10:30:11 PM
Because developing for it isn't worth it.  The thing isn't selling and handheld gaming has moved to the iPad and iPhone.

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107  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Need xbox game recommendation for 10 yr old on: August 20, 2012, 04:55:02 AM
Prince of Persia is a lot of fun.

Fable has sex and sexually transmitted diseases, fwiw.

If Psychonauts is still available and supported that was great.

I'll also echo Kameo.

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108  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Top CEOs donate to Romney over Obama, but Barack has at least $5k! on: August 14, 2012, 03:43:06 PM
A little more info:

Two conservative nonprofits, Crossroads GPS and Americans for Prosperity, have poured almost $60 million into TV ads to influence the presidential race so far, outgunning all super PACs put together, new spending estimates show... Conservative social-welfare nonprofits have spent about $70 million on TV ads in the election cycle so far, compared to just $1.6 million by liberal groups, CMAG data shows.

109  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PSN] Classic Doom games coming courtesy of Rage on: August 05, 2012, 07:06:55 AM
I picked up Doom 3 during the steam sale.  Pretty much only to play the Dark Project (thief-esque mod)... Haven't loaded it up yet though.
110  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Amazon MP3 Daily Deal plus various other MP3 deals (keep it updated!) on: August 05, 2012, 01:02:43 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 03, 2012, 09:22:38 PM


I can't believe that I just pulled the trigger on this (it's still .99)
111  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Re: Re: Romney Unveils 5-Point Plan To Fix Economy on: August 04, 2012, 05:14:25 AM

Quote from: Ironrod on August 04, 2012, 03:19:17 AM

You gotta go with the proven winners. Every president since Nixon has called for energy independence.

It's not the specifics that matter, it's having five simple bumper-sticker points that everybody agrees with.

He is generic Republican.  There is nothing different from the Bush agenda there.

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112  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What are your favourite series of films? on: August 03, 2012, 11:17:21 PM

Quote from: msteelers on August 03, 2012, 07:46:59 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on July 29, 2012, 08:53:05 PM

The Harry Potter series is not only a favorite film collection, but a true achievement in the translation from text to big screen.

I'm one of the few people I know that never read the Harry Potter books. Seemingly all of my friends have read the series and are huge fans. Due to the sheer number of my friends who read the series, I always found myself going to the Harry Potter movies (sometimes even midnight premieres). And I have to say that the movies do almost nothing for me. It's one of those odd things where I can see why people would love it, but I just can't get excited about it. I don't know if that's because I never read the books, or if Harry Potter is just one of those things that's massively popular that I just don't "get".

No, the movies are very disjointed.  There are maybe 2 good ones, and the rest are extremely mediocre.  There just is not a good way to get enough necessary material into a movie and have it be a decent length and coherent to someone who hasn't read the books.  It really needed/needs to be a series, with probably one season per book, with the first few being shorter seasons, if the tale is ever to be done true justice.

PS  Go read the first book.  It's quick and good. 
113  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Chick-fi-a Today on: August 03, 2012, 10:10:58 PM

Quote from: rickfc on August 03, 2012, 11:04:29 AM

Saw this onImgur and couldn't resist

Is it just me, or is everyone in that photo overweight?  OK, everyone but the adolescents...
114  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Re: Re: Chick-fi-a Today on: August 03, 2012, 07:59:50 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on August 03, 2012, 04:58:25 PM

Quote from: corruptrelic on August 03, 2012, 04:06:55 PM

Quote from: rickfc on August 03, 2012, 11:04:29 AM

Saw this onImgur and couldn't resist

Why would you assume all those people are Christians?

Christians are vociferously opposed to gay rights and statistically very likely to self-identify as Conservative.  This controversy, including "Chick-fil-a Appreciation Day," has been heavily promoted through Conservative channels like Fox News and a battery of national talk radio shows.

But it's always possible there's, like, one guy who only listens to Top 40 stations and is quietly wondering why the line for his daily lunch stop was suddenly ninety minutes long.  That's why the caption doesn't read, "You'd never see a photo showing no one except independently verified Christians lined up...."

Quote from: corruptrelic on August 03, 2012, 04:06:55 PM

The few news stories I read on it showed people coming out in support of "free speech" with no mention of religion in it.

Yes, and the people who still hammer the issue of Barack Obama's birth certificate and suspect him of secret Muslim affiliations are very good about never mentioning race.  We can still see the dog whistles.

-Autistic Angel

Evangelical Christians.  Some other sects actually support gay rights and marriage.

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115  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Re: Walter Jones On Romney's Tax Returns: 'I Don't Think This Will Go Away' on: August 03, 2012, 05:34:26 PM
Because Romney's tax platform is to cut his own taxes.  If he hasn't had any income tax due/hasn't owed anything it says a lot about why more tax cuts for the wealthy aren't needed.

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116  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Re: Re: Chick-fi-a Today on: August 03, 2012, 04:41:55 PM

Quote from: ATB on August 01, 2012, 08:42:59 PM

The owner said nothing bigoted, but rather that he supported a biblical definition of marriage.

Gay hatemongers twist his words and lie like they often do (see NC marriage ammendment)  and cause a firestorm.

Liberal politicians citing their amazing tolerance are completely intolerant about a company with different views and that has no history of discriminating against anyone.  Irony is lost on them. So is the 1st ammendment.  Yay facism!

How many openly gay franchise owners are there?

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117  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Re: The Hobbit finds a director on: August 02, 2012, 07:38:33 AM

Quote from: rshetts2 on July 30, 2012, 05:45:38 PM

And its official.  The Hobbit is now a trilogy according to PJ.

I think I've decided to skip this.  At least until video.

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118  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Re: Wachowskis debut new film, and btw Larry's a girl now on: August 01, 2012, 02:31:11 AM

Quote from: Teggy on July 30, 2012, 08:19:49 PM

As a title, I think that would be a winner.

Movie is called Cloud Atlas, based on the novel of the same name.

Cloud Atlas is going to be really difficult to do justice to as a film.

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119  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What are your favourite series of films? on: August 01, 2012, 12:27:53 AM
Bond, James Bond.  Hands down.  The series is now 50 years old.  Then probably Star Wars 4-6, the rest never happened.  Die Hard and Lethal Weapon are two other series that kept the flame bright.  The Godfather would probably win if there hadn't been a third.

I'm going to say that LotR doesn't weather well for me.  I really can't bear re-watching it much.  There really isn't a good villain, and there's no love interest.  Sauron doesn't have any lines, and doesn't act, Saruman is ok, but is essentially a bit part.  The Nazghul and the Balrog are cool, but really don't matter much.  The themes are kind of blah.

But Bond, Bond runs the gamut.  You've got great villains, love interests, humor, the best stunts and the epitome of cool.  You've got sword fights, gun fights, laser fights.  Car chases, ski chases, underwater missiles, etc. You've got Jaws, Oddjob and Agent Triple X.  Bond defines multiple genres.

I will also throw an honorable mention towards The Naked Gun series.  Agent Frank Drebin remained funny despite how dreadful most comedy sequels are.
120  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Top CEOs donate to Romney over Obama on: July 31, 2012, 11:59:47 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 30, 2012, 07:54:31 PM

it's a 4-1 margin:

The chief executives of America’s top corporations have thrown their financial support to Mitt Romney over President Obama by more than a 4-1 margin, according to a review of federal records conducted by NBC News.

The presumptive Republican nominee’s presidential campaign has received almost $322,000 in direct donations from the CEOs of the companies listed on the annual “Fortune 500” list of the biggest U.S. companies.

By comparison, the Obama campaign has raked in $75,500 in contributions this election cycle from CEOs of the companies included on the list, according to records through the second quarter of 2012 on file with the Federal Election Commission.

While the sums are but a drop in the bucket relative to the hundreds of millions of dollars raised by both campaigns, they paint a picture of where the upper echelons of corporate America’s sympathies might lie at this point in the campaign. Overall, the Obama campaign has raised about $300 million in total, and the Romney campaign has collected roughly $153 million.

Federal records indicate that 147 CEOs have made some level of contribution directly to either the Obama or Romney campaign. Eighteen of those individuals contributed to Obama; 129 gave to the Romney campaign. Many of the CEOs – though not all of them – donated the maximum $5,000 to their candidate of choice, hewing to laws limiting contributions to $2,500 each for the primary and general election campaigns.

"People who support Mitt Romney do so because they support his pro-growth, pro-jobs agenda for the country," Romney spokeswoman Amanda Henneberg said. A spokesman for the Obama campaign declined to comment for this story.

let the Obama spin machine begin!  I can see it now:  'Romney: Bought and Paid for by Corporate America' without mentioning how little it is in the grand scheme of things.  kinda surprised to see funds raised being so different though; I was under the impression that Romney was doing better than Obama.

That's because all the Romney money is going to the SuperPacs where the real power brokers can hide and avoid the spotlight.  Approximately the same balance as the CEOs (roughly 4-1) is seen on the Super Pac money:

As of July 31, 2012, 698 groups organized as Super PACs have reported total receipts of $318,769,081 and total independent expenditures of $165,567,116 in the 2012 cycle.

80% of that money comes from less than 200 people:

80 percent of super PAC money spent in the presidential election so far has come from just 196 Americans. As Upworthy points out, that's less than the capacity of a single Boeing 767....

...Whispers checked in with the Center for Public Integrity to look at the top five of those 196 donors. And, surprise surprise, as of the June FEC filing, 4 of the top 5 biggest super PAC donors support Republican candidates.

If Romney does win (and I'd say right now he's got a 40-50% shot), it will say a lot about whether we have an oligarchy or a democracy.  Not spin, just the facts.
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