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121  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/Ps3] Bioshock: Infinite - Impressions Incoming! Impressions pg 6 on: March 27, 2013, 04:25:49 AM
I'm not trying to troll but I'm not blown away by the 360 graphics. coming from Tomb Raider type visuals this one seems a little flat.
122  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: North Korea threatens 'final destruction' of South Korea on: March 27, 2013, 12:48:14 AM
I have read reports that NK don't have enough food nor fuel for anything prolonged.
123  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: North Korea threatens 'final destruction' of South Korea on: March 26, 2013, 08:31:54 PM
I freely admit that I don't come from a military family nor do I think I could join up BUT I would really like to see NK smacked like the petulant child they are.
Just a big enough smack that they would think twice next time. 

I support and admire our troops and don't wish for an invasion just a couple rockets etc to shut the NK up.
124  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead moonwalk onto AMC for Season 3 on: March 25, 2013, 04:03:20 AM
you need to spoil the start of your sentence with Merle.
125  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's a fun toy I don't own? on: March 23, 2013, 06:23:36 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on March 21, 2013, 10:41:34 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 21, 2013, 06:57:56 PM

Quote from: Roman on March 21, 2013, 06:26:02 PM

RC rock racer or trail/crawler?

Axial Wraith
Axial Honcho scx10

fun hobby and relaxing.




ooooo.... I could so use those to chase the cat and dogs so they get more exercise  icon_twisted

I have a Traxxas Slash trophy truck style RC that is a ton of fun for just tearing around, jumping off dirt mounds and general bashing.  When I have somewhere good to go I prefer to do the solo relaxing thing as well, not really interested in competitive track racing or whatever.

Agreed - My son and I have a Slash 2wd each and they are tons of fun for bashing and racing around. Got them for last Christmas and because there was no snow on the ground we headed to the local BMX tack and hoped the fence and had a great time racing them around the course.

My Honcho http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5USzCd7lccgI just love for the pure relaxation that crawling and trail driving is - alone is fun as I've yet to find anyone local to me.
I'm picking up a Wraith http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRzjLA77gpo later today - its a brushless setup so it'll be tons of speed.

I like watching Medic's videos on Youtube to get inspiration for mods and upgrades.
126  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Xbox: Always online, no second-hand games, 50GB Blu-ray and new kinect(EDGE) on: March 22, 2013, 02:09:56 AM
I'm getting a kick out of reading these speculative posts. certainly has whipped up the frenzied!

I'm just. going to sit back and wait for the official word.
127  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Escapist: Zero Punctuation on: March 22, 2013, 02:04:54 AM
I enjoy his vids but why is this topic not in PC / Console gaming?
128  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's a fun toy I don't own? on: March 21, 2013, 06:26:02 PM
RC rock racer or trail/crawler?

Axial Wraith
Axial Honcho scx10

fun hobby and relaxing.


129  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Android video streaming recommendations please. on: March 19, 2013, 10:49:05 PM
Hi all - I just moved from an ipad to a nice new Sammy Galaxy tab 2 and need help with a video streaming app.

on my ipad I was using Video Stream client and app to connect and stream movies from my external drive. video stream worked amazingly as it handled any and all formats that I threw at it. the pc client would handle the crunching and then stream via wifi to the tablet app.

the native video player has DLNA support to connect to my external drive (WD Live w/twonky media serv) but if cannot decode anything other than some avi files.

I tried a few options last night from the google play store like VLC etc.

anyone else doing this and have suggestions?
130  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Hangover 3 on: March 09, 2013, 05:49:18 PM
I found the  first one way funnier than the second installment.  That being said I'm happy to see that they're returning to Vegas.
 
131  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tomb Raider on: March 07, 2013, 04:31:30 PM
Hark after our chat the other night I tried out the MP after beating the game.............

Initial impressions are not good at all. I haven't seen lag like that since dial up Half Life TDM on the PC.
Horrid character models, choppy animation and bland level design. Underpowered default weapons.... The list could go on and on.
I may try once more later this evening but for now it's a deal breaker.
132  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tomb Raider on: March 07, 2013, 05:57:00 AM
Well I just finished the campaign. Very satisfying and happy to say that it kept me engaged the entire time.
Hard to say how long it was for me as I like to explore and spent time going back to previous areas. I would guesstimate that it clocked in at around 24hrs? I've had it since last Friday slywink the
The game tells me that I completed it with an 85% completion record.

Was able to upgrade all the weapons save for the pistol. Never located the missing 3 parts.

Anyhoo feel free to ask questions.
133  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tomb Raider on: March 05, 2013, 07:33:49 AM
I just got fire arrows while in shanty town. Amazeballs!
134  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tomb Raider on: March 05, 2013, 06:47:37 AM
I am so close to calling this my game of the year! Don't hesitate! Go and get this tomorrow.
Loving the exploration and the idea that you can go back to other levels to reach previously unattainable areas.

GOTY contender.
135  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tomb Raider on: March 03, 2013, 03:55:34 PM
There was an update to the 360 on Friday night when I started playing too.
136  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tomb Raider on: March 02, 2013, 07:33:19 PM
initial impressions from about 2 hours of game play.

Really like it. Graphics are great - level design is amazing tons of areas to explore with vertical options aplenty. When you have your torch lit I must say that I have yet to see a better representation of realistic fire to date.

Atmosphere is just right! ambient sounds and music are spot on -
Spoiler for Hiden:
you'll notice this first right after you get to the camp on the cliff side and you enter the Japanese bunker - the music from the phonograph is amazing


There are some issues with the camera at times - most of the time you are free to look around however there are some instances where it 'locks' onto just one perspective and feels like you're handcuffed. Kinda hard to explain but you'll see.

Enemy AI is OK right now - too early to tell. I am playing on normal.

Good use of skill points and scavenging options to increase your ammo capacity / bow strength / hunting etc etc.

You can fast travel between camps which is great if your the kind of player who likes to find EVERYTHING on a map before progressing.

And I'll say it again I really like the level design and set pieces - the ruined Japanese structures are really quite something.

You'll also have to be spot on with the QT moments - it seems pretty unforgiving so far.

Anyhoo - not much to say other than I am glad that this was my first time with Tomb Raider.

Edited to add: this game feels very much like my first few hours with Far Cry way back when on the PC. That being said there are a ton of similarities between TR and Far Cry 3 : mysterious island, Japanese emplacements , artifacts and notes left behind by soldiers.  

Also a nice touch that I've never seen before is that when she is walking in water she stumbles and plods along just like a real person does. There is no skating thru the water if you get my meaning.
137  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tomb Raider on: March 02, 2013, 04:35:59 AM
I got mine for the 360 tonight - played about 40mins so far. too early for impressions but I like what I see so far.
138  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 3/1/2013 on: March 01, 2013, 06:50:17 PM

Quote from: Teggy on March 01, 2013, 06:04:58 PM

Quote from: Roman on March 01, 2013, 02:25:20 PM

I'm getting my copy of Tomb Raider tonight so I'll be playing this.

Street date breaker!

T'is not I who broke the date. I am simply a gracious benefactor out for gaming fun.
139  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 3/1/2013 on: March 01, 2013, 02:25:20 PM
I'm getting my copy of Tomb Raider tonight so I'll be playing this.
140  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sometimes, there is no rehabilitation. on: February 27, 2013, 11:47:52 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on February 27, 2013, 07:48:59 PM

I just can't grasp how people's minds can work in this way.

Agreed %100000000000000000 words cannot express my disbelief. What the fuck ISP wrong with people?
141  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors begin. on: February 21, 2013, 01:04:16 AM
and they scooped Bungie??/

MS better have some major magic waiting in the wings.
142  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors begin. on: February 21, 2013, 12:55:31 AM
wow! Just wow!
talk about a game change - IMHO. Diablo? Would love to play on my 58"
143  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors begin. on: February 21, 2013, 12:42:59 AM
I missed everything that old man said. My feed was like 14fps
144  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors begin. on: February 21, 2013, 12:36:13 AM

Quote from: USMC Kato on February 21, 2013, 12:31:04 AM

Quote from: Roman on February 21, 2013, 12:19:22 AM

this old man render looks amazing. But how many of these can I see on one screen at once?

This.

A bit tired of these kind of demos, I know they will never stop but actual gameplay (lol @ Aliens) would be nice


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%110 agreed Kato - I'm sure that the in-game cut scenes will look amazing - but come on!
145  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors begin. on: February 21, 2013, 12:23:49 AM
sculpting looks cool
146  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors begin. on: February 21, 2013, 12:19:22 AM
this old man render looks amazing. But how many of these can I see on one screen at once?
147  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors begin. on: February 21, 2013, 12:07:55 AM
hey look its: Heroes / Xmen and Deus EX all rolled into one.
148  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors begin. on: February 21, 2013, 12:05:52 AM
Drive Club - 10yr IP concept? Have you not heard of Duke Nukem Forever???
149  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors begin. on: February 20, 2013, 11:40:26 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on February 20, 2013, 11:39:30 PM

PS3 games not natively supported.

I really hope MS does not follow suit!
150  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Do you remember phone numbers? on: February 20, 2013, 07:33:06 PM
Guess my parents thought we were all dumb as children because our home telephone number was (xxx) 699-9944 and our cottage was (xxx) 533-3311

I still remember tons of phone numbers.
151  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/PS3]Crysis 3 on: February 19, 2013, 10:18:29 PM
I'll pass on this. While I enjoyed Crysis 2 the lack of an actual boos fight at the end left me befuddled and betwixt as the end simply caught me off guard.
Add to that th 5-6 hr estimated and its simply not worth my 70$ what with Tomb Raider and God of War on the horizon.
152  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Nice Résumé! on: February 19, 2013, 03:30:14 AM
Hey wait just or second. Aren't you newly retired and looking for something to keep yourself busy? How do we know this isn't your resume?  Tongue
153  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [?] Buying an iPad Soon[ on: February 17, 2013, 01:41:12 AM
Agreed with Hadron - more is always better. I also have 64gb and don't have to worry - go with at least 32 to be safe rather than sorry.
154  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Dead Space 3 on: February 15, 2013, 08:53:03 PM
Finished the game the other day and on the whole I really enjoyed it. I have always liked every DS game and this one is exception.

While at first I thought that the crafting was a little too 'difficult' to master I cam to really rely on it.

Sure there were frustrating points - every game has them. For example:
Spoiler for Hiden:
very near the end - in fact leading up to the final battle when you are racing along the path while the moon is coming apart I was constantly dying! why? Because I failed to understand that the path behind me was breaking apart and I did not have enough time to beat the monsters before the time expired!! Very frustrating.

Anyhoo - despite that I am playing newgame+ and liking that I am a killing machine now!

155  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3/WiiU]Aliens Colonial Marines on: February 13, 2013, 04:49:51 AM
The last Aliens game that I enjoyed was back in 99 or early 2000 on the PC.
156  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3/WiiU]Aliens Colonial Marines on: February 13, 2013, 04:36:13 AM
What a shame. Thats 2 turds from Gearbox what with Duke Nukem and now this.
At least I have Dead Space 3 to keep me warm at night.
157  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 4 on: February 10, 2013, 07:24:34 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on February 08, 2013, 03:41:34 PM

Out. Black Ops 2 is the last for me this generation, I fight lag more than other players.

I'm pretty sure that I am with Kato on this one. I am tired of seeing death replays showing me either not shooting and/or seeing my death in a place where I was not like around the wall /  being circle straffed when it did not happen like that on my screen. I could grin and bear the last few titles because I liked the camaraderie but there is only so much smiling I can do.

 
158  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Dead Space 3 on: February 08, 2013, 01:53:32 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on February 07, 2013, 04:27:18 PM

About 5 hours in now and I'd say it's no more action packed than any of the previous DS games.  It pretty much has the exact same formula as the other two.

Couldn't agree more. This game is DS plain and simple. Really liking it now more and more. It says I am about 26% in and 7.5 hrs thus far - I like to explore smile
159  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: <Brag> What's your Life's Greatest Achievement? </Brag> on: February 07, 2013, 11:06:49 PM
Google my full name and I am #1 on the list. In fact I am all over the 1st page.

Take that!!!!
160  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Dead Space 3 on: February 06, 2013, 10:46:37 PM
Got it thanks Leo.

Played a little more today and got to just after chapter 5 I think. Now it's starting to click again with me.
Bench is a little easier now but will take some time. One thing I don't like is that it will let you assign circuits to guns even if they won't work. Eg: I added extra clip to the lower rail on my cutter. Thing is that I have the rotate axis option. It allowed me until I realized that there was no reason. Just poor decision and understanding on my part  retard

I am liking it better and better now. Glad I stuck with the series ( so far ......)
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