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1  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: PS4 Rocket League night? on: August 19, 2015, 03:16:47 PM
Ah. I don't have PS Plus so that explains it.
2  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: PS4 Rocket League night? on: August 19, 2015, 01:37:29 PM
Is Rocket League free? I've heard great things but wasn't sure I wanted to pay for something that I probably wouldn't have time to play much (plus, any time I turn on the PS4 my hands won't let me turn anything on other than the Witcher).
3  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Dead of Winter on: August 04, 2015, 06:55:41 PM
I picked this up about 2 months ago and have played it 4 times (I think). I really like it but man is it a hard game to win. In all four games, only one player ever completed all their objectives and that was in the first game when we pretty badly messed some of the rules. In every other game, no one has won.

I also just got Battlestar Galactica (on sale at B&N for $12!); clearly Dead of Winter took a lot of their mechanics from BSG. I've only played one game so far (again messing up some of the rules) and it was fun, but I think I got the most out of it since I was the only player who had seen the show.
4  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: July 17, 2015, 01:24:59 PM

Quote from: farley2k on July 16, 2015, 02:50:28 PM

In 1985, TIME Magazine predicted MJ would look like in 2000




So they thought he would turn into Lando Calrissian?
5  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: June 24, 2015, 08:22:31 PM
The trick to not wasting times at a loading screen? Don't die.  headbang

I have noticed that since the last patch, the game seems to load a bit more than it used to. Not necessarily at the loading screens, but when starting or stopping conversations (which used to be almost seamless). Resetting the PS4 seemed to help a bit, but it still happens more than it used to.
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Does Fallout New Vegas Build Upon Fallout 3? on: June 09, 2015, 01:32:04 PM
If you're only going to play one (and giving how long they are, that's probably not unlikely), I would go with New Vegas. It builds upon pretty much every aspect of Fallout 3, getting rid of some annoying aspects (a lot of the scaling issues, for instance) and has a better story with better choices.
7  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 4 is coming (please mark spoilers) on: May 22, 2015, 05:19:10 AM

Quote from: rittchard on May 21, 2015, 04:58:52 PM

Winter has been coming for five seasons lol, just how long does it take to come?

If I remember the book correctly, "winter" isn't a something that lasts 1/4 of a year but may last many years. Similarly, their "summer" may last multiple years (I think they referenced at some point that the current summer was the longest they can remember - maybe 10/15 years? - meaning that they expect a long winter as well). So when they say "winter is coming" they don't necessarily mean it's coming in a few months.
8  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 4 is coming (please mark spoilers) on: May 21, 2015, 04:45:55 PM

Quote from: Fireball on May 21, 2015, 03:36:28 PM

Agreed.

And I recognize that the producers have a broad outline of how the story ends. That's part of what annoys me so much (at Martin) about the show this season.

Spoiler for Hiden:
Clearly, they can alter things that play directly towards the ending of the story, so certain plots are continuing mostly unchanged (Cersei, Jon, Tyrion, Arya), while others have seen major modifications that may or may not end up in the same place (Sam, Brienne, Danaerys), and others are just absurdly different (Sansa, Jamie), thus indicating that all of the tedious plotting in the books about those characters int he last two bloated volumes was *ENTIRELY* pointless.

I don't think that's necessarily the case at all. As far as I understand, the producers only have the broad outline, for example (speculative spoiler)
Spoiler for Hiden:
that Dany comes to Westeros and joins with Jon Snow to defeat the white walkers.
That doesn't mean that the other characters don't have important roles to play in the books to achieve that ending that will now likely differ greatly from the show. I of course don't know the details of what Martin told the producers, but I'm guessing he didn't lay out for them the story arch for every character.
9  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 4 is coming (please mark spoilers) on: May 20, 2015, 05:28:39 AM
There was also Dany and Drogo, which to modern sensibilities would definitely be considered rape (and is very similar to what happened with Sansa). But those are the only ones I can think of as well.
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: May 14, 2015, 07:02:15 PM

Quote from: farley2k on May 14, 2015, 06:18:16 PM


Unfortunately, I can only remember that I went with the elves in the Witcher 2. All the other decisions only same vaguely familiar.  icon_cry
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: May 12, 2015, 06:43:13 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on May 12, 2015, 06:02:08 PM

Quote from: Zinfan on May 12, 2015, 05:55:57 PM

Well CDPR knew what they had I guess, it is nice to see a game reviewed a week before release.  Steam version already bought via gift cards (work gave me $50 in Best Buy cards for my usual exemplary work 😎) so we shall see how a i5 with GTX680 performs.

How did you use a Best Buy Gift card for a Steam Key... just wondering




I *think* you can buy Steam Card Keys at Best Buy?
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: May 12, 2015, 02:12:02 PM
This might be the game that compels me to get a PS4....
13  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Ex Machina on: May 09, 2015, 03:45:59 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on May 09, 2015, 01:04:34 AM

Right!  And had he
Spoiler for Hiden:
not given her the impression that he would stay in that house with her, instead of leaving and exploring the world with her, she might not have left him behind!

Spoiler for Hiden:
I never got the impression that he wanted to just stay in the house with her. After all, he said he would enjoy going on a date to an intersection. I think she just knew that her best chance at true freedom was to make sure only she left the house.
14  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Dead of Winter on: May 06, 2015, 02:43:36 PM
I had been looking for this game for awhile but it's always seemingly in high demand and out-of-stock (unless I want to pay outrageous prices). I did find a great deal for it at B&N, but a few days after I ordered it I got the dreaded "order has been cancelled" notification.  disgust
15  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Jurassic World on: April 20, 2015, 05:46:39 PM
Also, where are the feathers on the dinosaurs??!!!
16  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Jurassic World on: April 20, 2015, 05:45:58 PM
Well, after that trailer I went from "this looks like utter crap" to "this looks like crap but I kind of want to see it". I'm such a sucker for dinosaurs.

But is it me or do the raptors look worse than the raptors from the original Jurassic Park?
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Pillars of Eternity on: April 06, 2015, 12:42:45 PM

Quote from: Greg Wak on April 06, 2015, 03:39:58 AM

And no experience for killing things after the first encounter seems odd.

I'm not sure that's the case. There's a certain amount of experience you can gain per monster type. Usually you don't gain all that experience in your first encounter unless you fight a large group of that monster type. For instance, I've killed a few trolls and still haven't earned all the possible troll experience.

Also, if you haven't, check out the beastary. As you kill more of each monster type you get more information about their stats (and weaknesses?). It's pretty cool.
18  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NBC] Community on: March 19, 2015, 03:51:48 AM
I just tried watching the episode without much luck using Yahoo Screen. The first problems were minor (a bit of stuttering, an ad playing sound from the wrong ad, etc) but the show generally played ok. At least until I got to about the 9.5 minute mark. Then it just paused up. I tried refreshing a couple of times and exiting and restarting, but each time I got to around the same time and the show just locked up. Hopefully these kinks get worked out soon.
19  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: January 18, 2015, 03:33:33 PM

Quote from: naednek on January 18, 2015, 01:35:52 AM

I don't know about that being legit.  Why would you need a dash cam facing the cop.  Shouldn't it be facing the road?  Seems a bit staged.

I wouldn't  surprise me if many cop cars had multiple cameras, so that part doesn't seem weird to me. The high quality of the music seems like it was overlaid on the video though. Still funny.
20  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 16 on: December 20, 2014, 04:02:20 PM

Quote from: Caine on December 19, 2014, 04:07:03 PM

In all fairness, yes that call was definitely blown on the roughing call.  Although it would not have changed the outcome of the game, just the final score. 

That's really impossible to say as it would've changed the 49ers' offensive strategy. For instance, in the 4th quarter on the Seahawks side of the field, they probably would've gone for a FG on 4th down to make it a 3 point game instead of going for it (and not getting the 1st). So while you can look back and say those extra 4 points weren't the difference in the game, it certainly changed how both teams played.
21  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Podcasts on: December 18, 2014, 01:51:42 PM
This is how Serial will end.
22  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Podcasts on: December 15, 2014, 09:28:46 PM
Slate has listed their 25 best podcast episodes ever. Lots of good stuff in there.
23  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: So, grabbed a new ps4 and I'm over... on: December 12, 2014, 02:02:00 PM

Quote from: Harpua3 on December 09, 2014, 11:23:39 AM

The other one crapped out over the weekend:(.

What's the warranty on the PS4s? Were you able to replace it for free?
24  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help/Advice for amateur fighting on: December 08, 2014, 08:56:24 PM

Quote from: Roman on December 08, 2014, 06:48:30 PM

jeebus! You're just like Jason Bourne now!


It's especially impressive since Kato's third kick hit his opponent's leg!  eek
25  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: December 01, 2014, 08:54:42 PM

Quote from: farley2k on December 01, 2014, 08:32:45 PM

3 times.  Which is not a lot. 

Yeah, but he was doing all the stupid stuff everyone hated him for.


Quote from: leo8877 on December 01, 2014, 08:37:46 PM

Quote from: farley2k on December 01, 2014, 08:32:45 PM


I would say what was worse was the CGI Yoda.  It just looked terrible.

I think that Yoda in Ep 1 was a puppet still.  

 icon_lol
26  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: December 01, 2014, 07:33:48 PM
It might be too hard to separate what I know now with what I thought back then, but it's pretty clear in the first Phantom Menace trailer that the movie was not going to be very good. Just count how many times Jar-Jar was featured!
27  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 13 on: November 28, 2014, 04:37:53 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on November 28, 2014, 02:49:25 AM

Quote from: Teggy on November 28, 2014, 01:59:58 AM

Hadn't looked closely at the standings recently? WTF is going on in the nfc south?  Looks like we'll be having another under .500 playoff team.

It's their year to play the AFC North, all of which are sitting on 7 wins.

Chicken and the egg. Does the NFC South have a bad record because they have to play the AFC North or does the AFC North have a good record because they get to play the NFC South? Considering some of the losses the AFC North teams have (Cleveland to Jacksonville, Pittsburgh to the Jets, etc), I'm going with the latter.
28  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Jurassic World on: November 26, 2014, 05:46:58 AM

Quote from: ravenvii on November 26, 2014, 03:57:45 AM

Quote from: farley2k on November 25, 2014, 06:17:24 PM

... 2. why did they need to create a new dinosaur?  Perhaps the story will explain but it just seems contrived.

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 25, 2014, 09:06:48 PM

... Creating their own dinosaur hybrid puts this into SyFy territory.

“we need clear IP on the dinosaur, the toy companies say they can’t have any copycats this time”*

Yep, this movie is guaranteed to be shit.

*http://www.theverge.com/2014/11/25/7282997/why-did-steven-spielberg-invent-a-new-dinosaur-for-jurassic-world

Where does that quote come from? It's not attributed to anywhere in that article.
29  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: November 25, 2014, 02:16:21 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 24, 2014, 04:51:56 PM


The main guy has to be a Sith, right?
30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: It's Almost Thanksgiving (USA! USA!), What's your GOTY? on: November 19, 2014, 09:10:45 PM
I really haven't played many games that came out this year, but the one game that I've been consistently (and sometimes obsessively) playing over the last few months is Marvel Puzzle Quest.  icon_redface
31  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Have you ever written anything substantial? on: November 13, 2014, 01:59:39 PM
As a biologist, I've written a number of research articles (although ATM only one is published). They all usually start out pretty bad and only get decent after months of revisions and comments/feedback from others. It really helps to have someone else read through your work.
32  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Film] Christopher Nolan - Interstellar on: November 11, 2014, 05:08:58 PM
It really is a good movie. Yes, there are some plot issues, but that didn't detract from it being really entertaining and one of the better Sci-Fi movies I've seen in years. The first half is especially gripping.
33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Hell froze over and Blizzard made a new IP] Overwatch on: November 08, 2014, 01:08:27 PM

Quote from: TiLT on November 07, 2014, 09:00:30 PM

A Team Fortress 2 clone made by Blizzard?

Alright, I'm out. There's not even a single thing in that gameplay trailer that appeals to my interests. Looks like a solid game, but it's just a total miss when it comes to genre and style for me, I'm afraid.

+1. The cinematic was great (Power Glove FTW!), but I was disappointed when I realized it was just a TF2 clone (albeit, probably a very good one). At the very least, I was hoping for it to be a Borderlands clone.
34  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [indie film]Hardcore on: November 05, 2014, 12:52:17 PM
Technically impressive (is it one continuous shot?), but even though I don't usually get dizzy there's no way I could watch 1.5/2 hours of that. I think I would wind up with a massive headache.
35  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Podcasts on: October 24, 2014, 03:19:28 PM

Quote from: hepcat on October 24, 2014, 02:53:27 PM

I'm torn.  They added some credence to his testimony in a few places in yesterday's show as well, while tearing down some of Adnan's claims.  I agree that Adnan's lawyer seems to have acted with negligence in quite a few instances.

No kidding. I can't remember - was she a public defender?
36  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Podcasts on: October 24, 2014, 01:47:50 PM
Anyone listen to this week's episode of Serial?

Spoiler for Hiden:
Again, there seem to be more problems with Jay's story. He certainly had more to do with the murder than he's letting on. But Adnand's cell phone pinging the two near Leakin Park around the time Jay claimed they were burying the body is pretty damning.
37  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: IRe: Podcasts on: October 22, 2014, 03:20:35 PM

Quote from: Lee on October 22, 2014, 02:44:44 PM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on October 22, 2014, 02:03:02 PM


Spoiler for Hiden:
1) what's his motive? So far, we've heard nothing to suggest that he has beef with either Adnand or Hae (Hay? Hey?).

2) If he did it, why go to the police at all? Wouldn't it be much safer to have no involvement whatsoever with the cops?

3) Who was the anonymous caller who tipped the police off about Adnand?

Clearly, Jay had more involvement than he let on. His story keeps changing and it seems pretty clear that at the very least he helped hide the body. I have no doubt he his an accessory to murder (do we know what happened to him? Did he also get locked up or is he scott-free?) but why he would have killed her in the first place is my biggest nagging doubt about Jay.

Spoiler for Hiden:
1. Jay was jealous that Adnand that was close to his girlfriend, maybe there is more to that side of the story? Maybe there was more going on with Jay and Hae than we know about? Maybe Hae rejected him?

2. Because he's an idiot. From the Jen interviews, he was heavily involved and greatly concerned about destroying evidence.

3. No clue on the caller, a friend of Jays?

I don't have a good answer, it's just that he doesn't seem at all trustworthy and was very much involved in what happened.


Spoiler for Hiden:
I certainly agree with you that Jay was much more involved than his (final) interview with the cops made himself out to be. The really weird thing is that Jay and Adnand, by all accounts, weren't great friends. Jay's claim that Adnand went to him because he dealt weed and thus wouldn't talk to cops was weak. But then, why did Adnand let Jay borrow his car (or was it the reverse)? I seem to remember the preview for this upcoming episode said something about (paraphrasing) what the cops found that blew the case open for them but I have no idea what that might be. Right now, to me, Jay seems like the least trustworthy guy (didn't he first fail a lie detector test before passing a 2nd one?) but Adnand had more (though flimsy as of now) motive).
38  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Podcasts on: October 22, 2014, 02:03:02 PM
Yeah, Jay has always seemed like the most likely suspect to me as well. Except a couple of things don't make sense:

Spoiler for Hiden:
1) what's his motive? So far, we've heard nothing to suggest that he has beef with either Adnand or Hae (Hay? Hey?).

2) If he did it, why go to the police at all? Wouldn't it be much safer to have no involvement whatsoever with the cops?

3) Who was the anonymous caller who tipped the police off about Adnand?

Clearly, Jay had more involvement than he let on. His story keeps changing and it seems pretty clear that at the very least he helped hide the body. I have no doubt he his an accessory to murder (do we know what happened to him? Did he also get locked up or is he scott-free?) but why he would have killed her in the first place is my biggest nagging doubt about Jay.
39  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 7 on: October 21, 2014, 12:44:17 PM

Quote from: Teggy on October 20, 2014, 09:10:13 PM

I don't understand how Dallas lost to SF at this point.

Either Rod Marinelli is some kind of miracle worker or the Cowboys D is going to come crashing down to earth at some point.



It's also worth noting that game was Romo's first real action since back surgery and they lost that game (mainly) due to turnovers in the first half. They didn't allow SF to score in the second. Every game, Romo has gotten better.
40  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help/Advice for amateur fighting on: October 20, 2014, 08:19:43 PM

Quote from: Punisher on October 20, 2014, 03:27:57 PM

Make sure you can do this before getting in the ring...



Otherwise, you are guaranteed to lose.

On that note, it'll also help if you can get someone to drop coconuts on your stomach.
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