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161  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2013 - Microsoft is up first! on: June 10, 2013, 06:34:07 PM
TitanFall is what Halo should/could have been. looking forward to it.
162  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 3 is here. on: June 05, 2013, 08:51:12 PM
Wishful thinking there Ceekay.......????? slywink
163  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Captain America: The Winter Soldier confirmed on: June 05, 2013, 05:36:00 AM
ATB is as Uhmerican as apple pie!

I should know because I'm Canadian!


(and he's on my facebook)
164  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Star Trek 2, AKA Star Trek Into Darkness on: May 27, 2013, 05:45:12 PM
saw it Saturday and really enjoyed it. I am far from an avid fan by the way - I just never got into the Trekky universe.

It was way better than Iron Man 3 by a warp factor of 10!  icon_lol

Great story, acting and action. Highly recommended.
165  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is the first video game you ever purchased? on: May 25, 2013, 04:39:56 PM
why do we still have gaming related threads in a non-gaming forum  retard
166  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 3 is here. on: May 19, 2013, 06:14:58 PM
question if y'all don't mind. I have the books but have not read them as of yet.

question: where were the white walkers marching to at the end of last season? I assumed to the wall and then further South?
167  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Iron Man 3 on: May 19, 2013, 05:51:09 PM
OK here's my 2 cents. I enjoyed the movie although not as much asybe first two.

I was sufficiently entertained and bought into the plot.


However what struck me about 1/2 way through the movie was the following: I couldn't shake the feeling that since the Avengers movie why can't he simply call for help? I mean whats the point of them all having their own movies now that we all know that they can do more as a group?

I guess in retrospect I didnt buy into the plot afterall ?
168  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What is the first album you ever purchased? on: May 11, 2013, 02:43:05 PM
it was either:

1.

or

2.
169  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma - Dark Arisen soon! on: May 02, 2013, 03:38:02 AM
thanks ceekay!

question for all. I'm getting a little tired of fedex'ing at this point. I just killed the Griffin when can I actually take a stab at the dragon? I have 750k in gold can I buy my way in?  Tongue
170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma - Dark Arisen soon! on: April 30, 2013, 03:28:02 AM
Okay I'm at the point where we've all been with rpgs. I have 311k and am thinking about buying a bow for my ranger........it costs 222k from the black cat merchant pre dragon fight.  
Thing is I can't figure out reliably if it'll make a difference. All I have now is a level 2 longbow. I'm only level 29.

Hate this!
171  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma - Dark Arisen soon! on: April 28, 2013, 05:00:32 PM
if I store items with 'merchants' for use later does the storage inventory follow me to other areas in the game? Or must I return to the merchant who I originally stored the items with?
I am picking up too much shit smile
172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma - Dark Arisen soon! on: April 26, 2013, 06:13:32 PM
not sure if this answers you or not but my local ebgames says that the new disk has the old content complete game as well.
I'm trading in bioshock later today for this. they are offering Dragons Dogma expansion for free with tradeins over 15 bucks. sounds like a deal to me.
173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/Ps3] Dark Souls 2 on: April 17, 2013, 04:36:37 AM
can't wait for this title! loved DS1.
174  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Superman: Man of Steel on: April 17, 2013, 03:35:51 AM
wow!

am I crazy or was there a trailer with the original superman score/theme? love that score/theme.
175  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: April 17, 2013, 01:48:35 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on April 16, 2013, 02:24:48 PM



They finally made the labels Kato friendly

thats for Calvin too.
176  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [ATB] It's April! What's your game of the quarter? on: April 09, 2013, 04:46:28 AM
my vote sits with Tomb Raider. And I wholeheartedly agree and support leo's assessment. spot on!
177  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/Ps3] Bioshock: Infinite - Impressions Incoming! Impressions pg 6 on: April 07, 2013, 10:30:30 PM
I'm finding myself feeling like I have to play this game icon_neutral its simply not clicking with me.
Elizabeth just cut her hair. how much longer do I have?
178  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: North Korea threatens 'final destruction' of South Korea on: April 04, 2013, 09:01:42 PM
I really want to know from Kato what it's like over there as he seems to be the best 'expert' on this topic.
So Kato if you could can you provide some answers / feedback on the following:

How do the SK soldiers feel really? Are they willing to defend?

What are your feelings on the SK and US forces to actually repel NK forces coming across the DMZ

Obviously no one wants conflict but do you think the SK people would support a conflict if pushed

Thanks,
Roman
179  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Prometheus (previously Alien the Prequel) on: March 30, 2013, 12:18:12 AM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on March 29, 2013, 06:17:32 PM

LOL, I would think that him leaving would actually be a GOOD thing.

oh I know. I just felt like kicking a dead horse.
180  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Prometheus (previously Alien the Prequel) on: March 29, 2013, 05:12:16 PM
True or not he fucked the franchise. He was handed the golden egg and decided to 'show' the world how 'smart' he was by fudging and weaving mystery into something that did not need it.
Fuck him.


1st post when I start turning to the dark side:
you know whats funny?.....

I saw this last week and liked it for what it was. Left the theater and thought that I could see it again later with my wife etc.

But now after reading this thread over the past week I am getting angry - no wait that is too harsh. I am 'irked' now that I have been drawing parallels between what I saw and what is being posted here. Boy oh boy did he ever flub it - I think that it may have all started with the re-write and adding that Lost screenwriter to the mix http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/05/11/damon-lindelof-prometheus-life-after-lost/ That new screenwriter (Damon L.) stated in an early post link (above) that he told Ridley that there was too much Alien material (chest bursters/face huggers / aliens) in the original screenplay and suggested that the movie could be made without making the direct links that the fans want and need. What a douche! If I want artsy fartsy make me think I will head back to university and enroll in philosophy and sociology classes.

If they expect to make a sequel and make people happy they had better be prepared to answer all the questions and spoon feed the audience with explanations and details. Wrap it all up with nice paper and bows and ribbons.

Now I'm mad!

2nd post with my original anger fully engrained and my journey to the Dark side complete:

now that I think back to the Lindelof interview I get a little more peeved.

Lost was frustrating yet entertaining - but ultimately I feel that the writers wanted to stroke their own manhood over and over.
This hubris came through with flying colours in Prometheus - I can still see Lindelof beating off in a corner like a maniac happy in his content that he stoked the cerebral fires again for those of us who aren't as 'smart' as he is.

Lindelof confirms in the article that the original screenplay author is 'OK' with the re-write - I call BS. I bet that guy is seething now that his potential Xenomorph Summer blockbuster has been relegated to something that needs a sequel to explain what ultimately should have been handled in 2hrs and a $13 movie ticket.

Listen - I am a smart man - but I don't need to weave a web to prove that I am a smart man. Fucking guy is so full of himself.

Quote of the year for me: This is a film I wanted to love and I hate it all the more because of it.

 - Thanks for that one WorkingMike.
181  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] ID Forever (Independence Day 2 & 3) on: March 27, 2013, 09:02:06 PM
never happe- by now the aliens would have blocked all traffic to incoming ports  Tongue
182  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/Ps3] Bioshock: Infinite - Impressions Incoming! Impressions pg 6 on: March 27, 2013, 04:55:29 AM
damn! just watched Adam Sessler's review and my graphical is nothing like what I just saw. the gameplay he used was from 360. maybe somehow my son chnaged my settings to 480i Tongue

I'll have to check tmrw.
183  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Revolution on: March 27, 2013, 04:28:31 AM
not to mention stale fuel....

lame lame lame. also can't abide the reuse of the soundtrack from Lost.
184  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.
185  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.
186  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.
187  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.
188  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.
189  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.
190  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?
191  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.


192  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?
193  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.
 
194  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.
195  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.
196  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!
197  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.
198  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.
199  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.
200  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.
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