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1  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama on the Colbert Report on: December 17, 2014, 07:23:33 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on December 17, 2014, 07:02:54 PM

Quote from: Scraper on December 17, 2014, 02:04:36 PM


I'm actually surprised that 22% of Colbert's audience is 60+ I would have thought that number would be much lower.

We can't change the channel when we're asleep.

Well stop eating dinner at 4pm and you won't go to bed so early. Then you could at least catch the replay from the day before at 5:45.  finger
2  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama on the Colbert Report on: December 17, 2014, 02:04:36 PM

Quote from: Lee on December 17, 2014, 01:05:18 AM

Quote from: Ironrod on December 17, 2014, 12:29:26 AM

...whereas Obama went on Colbert to reach a friendly but tuned-out demo (more young people).

Colbert gets a wide range of age groups. His audience is also very pro-Obama (see Fivethirtyeight.com link)



I'm actually surprised that 22% of Colbert's audience is 60+ I would have thought that number would be much lower.
3  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (12/16) on: December 15, 2014, 05:23:32 PM
I had no plans to get AC Unity, but the damn Amazon gold box deal of $30 got me today. It will go under the Christmas tree as a gift from Santa to me.
4  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: December 15, 2014, 01:35:07 PM
I'm 60+ hours in now and I'm still loving the game. It's my Game of the Year by far. At this point my party is level 21, Vivienne is a dragon killing machine, and I haven't even started the Orlesian Court story quest yet. I keep getting side tracked in all of the quest zones. I have probably gimped the storyline quests, but I'm ok with that.

Seriously if you haven't upgraded Vivienne with a combo of Knight Enchanter (Everything except the snail skill) and the Spirit skill line, do it now, she can literally solo dragons.
5  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: So, grabbed a new ps4 and I'm over... on: December 15, 2014, 01:29:03 PM

Quote from: Harpua3 on December 13, 2014, 01:57:14 AM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum 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?

Nope... But i did bark at best buy because they made it sound like my warranty would provide a new system, not a refurb. So, I grabbed one at gamespot, then got best buy to refund my warranty and give me a new system which I am going to return instantly. I can't believe best buy used to be good...

Sony itself provides a 1 year warranty on the system. I had to use it when mine got hit by lightening.
6  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama on the Colbert Report on: December 10, 2014, 08:09:19 PM

Quote from: hepcat on December 10, 2014, 07:51:12 PM

Enhanced Waste Disposal is better.

Enhanced Evacuation? Enhanced Interrogation, Enhanced Waste Disposal, either way it's all a bunch of shit.
7  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama on the Colbert Report on: December 10, 2014, 06:59:44 PM

Quote from: hepcat on December 10, 2014, 03:11:59 AM

It's weird, but I sometimes think the RCAP is becoming sentient after it replies in an almost human way.  But then I realize that's impossible.

p.s. "Enhanced Interrogation" is now one of my favorite ridiculous euphemisms.  I'm thinking of adding it to my daily lexicon.  When I see a kid beat up another kid for his lunch money, it's not bullying...it's "Enhanced Financial Acquisition".  A man kicking his dog is no longer animal cruelty...it's "Enhanced Behavioral Reinforcement".  And when I eat too many potato chips in one sitting, it's not overeating...it's "Enhanced Caloric Intake".

I just performed an enhanced defecation on the office toilet. Sadly I didn't get any credible intelligence out of it.
8  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The end of a gaming era on: December 10, 2014, 05:28:23 PM

Quote from: JayDee on December 09, 2014, 07:43:16 PM

To me it's about exclusives and PS4's exclusives are head and shoulders better than what XB1 is offering, to my gaming tastes anyway. Infamous, MLB The Show, and The Last of Us were all fantastic. Uncharted is coming up next year. On the other side I have no interest in Halo or Dead Rising and while I hear Sunset Overdrive was good fun, it's not a game I'd hinge my system purchasing decision on.

Spec-wise, ya the PS4 is better but I'm not sure if it's going to mean all that much two or three years into this generation's life cycle. 90% of the games I want are available on both and the ones that aren't I am more interested in the Sony versions, thus I own a PS4. Which is still strange for me to say since I was a big 360 guy and had zero interest in the PS4 last generation.

You summarized my thoughts exactly. I can't wait for some other big Sony exclusives to start hitting, Ratchet & Clank, God of War (But they better revolutionize this one, open world a la Batman would be awesome), Uncharted, and I would love a new Socom even though nothing has been announced.
9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: December 10, 2014, 05:00:03 PM
They're down by the stables and Blackwall.
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The end of a gaming era on: December 08, 2014, 02:52:12 PM
I still have a 360, PS3, Wii and even a Nintendo 64 plugged into various TVs. They don't get as much use as the PS4, but they still get used now and then, even the N64.

I have a Gamecube, PS1, SNES and Dreamcast in storage just in case I want to fire them up someday.
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Telltale and Game of Thrones! on: December 06, 2014, 07:08:31 PM

Quote from: TiLT on December 06, 2014, 02:41:58 PM

Quote from: Scraper on December 06, 2014, 02:11:31 PM

Its hard to win with you isn't it Tilt?

Win? I wasn't aware we were having a competition.

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I try to conceed a point and still you shit on it. Would it take 2 seconds to program the option in? Hell no, it's a figure of speech.

As I said, it's a pet peeve of mine. Nothing personal. There are way too many people who berate programmers and say those exact words ("it'll only take 2 seconds to implement") and mean them seriously for it to be very funny to me, as a programmer myself. It's next to impossible to separate the ironic from those who are being serious.
It's hard to win with you is another figure of speech. It means that even when someone tries to agree with you or compliment you, you will still find a reason to complain. I didn't imply that anyone was actually trying to win anything.
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: Telltale and Game of Thrones! on: December 06, 2014, 02:11:31 PM

Quote from: TiLT on December 05, 2014, 06:12:19 PM

Quote from: Scraper on December 05, 2014, 03:02:20 PM

It would take about 2 seconds to program that option in.

Ugh... I start twitching when I read stuff like that, seeing as it's one of my pet peeves. For your own safety, try to never say that sentence out loud while in the vicinity of a programmer. Fists may start flying in random directions.
Its hard to win with you isn't it Tilt? I try to conceed a point and still you shit on it. Would it take 2 seconds to program the option in? Hell no, it's a figure of speech.
13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Telltale and Game of Thrones! on: December 05, 2014, 03:02:20 PM
I do agree that the preview should be skippable. It would take about 2 seconds to program that option in.
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Telltale and Game of Thrones! on: December 05, 2014, 02:17:51 PM

Quote from: TiLT on December 05, 2014, 01:56:07 PM

Quote from: Scraper on December 05, 2014, 01:47:24 PM

how exactly does a 1 minute preview upset you? Also, I wasn't aware that previews are an American thing.

 Whenever I see regular American TV productions (which isn't often, admittedly), every time they return from a commercial break there's a summary of what's going to be shown in the upcoming 5-10 minutes, just to keep the viewer interested.

There were a bunch of people who jumped into the thread to say things like "I like the previews," which for them was apparently reason enough for me to like them too. That is what truly puzzles me. Why can't we have choice in a game series that is entirely built around that concept? Am I the only one to see the irony here?

I haven't really seen the preview at each commercial thing on American TV so I'm not sure what you mean by that. A lot of serialized shows will show a preview at the end, but it's usually 20-30 seconds long and shown during the credits. So again it's usually not a big deal.

As for the irony thing, I wasn't trying to change your mind, but this is a video game discussion board, so I was trying to discuss why previews would bother someone enough to actually complain about them. I could see if they were Metal Gear Solid style 20 minute unskippable videos but in TellTale's case they are usually pretty short.

I will admit that one weird thing that bothers me about TellTale games (And any other dev that does this) is when they have a list of the developer's pets in the end credits. That shit drives me nuts. The credits are long enough as it is without adding in a list of 200 pets who really had nothing to do with the game.
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Telltale and Game of Thrones! on: December 05, 2014, 01:47:24 PM

Quote from: TiLT on December 04, 2014, 09:28:23 PM

Finished the first episode today, and it was very enjoyable. I kind of saw the ending coming (not the details, but the gist of it), but it was still effective.

I just wish Telltale would stop with their fucking mandatory previews at the end of every episode. It's like they're doing their hardest to piss off non-American players who aren't used to (and don't want) that kind of thing. They're essentially telling us that they're so desperate to show us an ad at the end of the episode we paid for that we're not allowed to skip it in any way. They even put it before your final results and the credits, which means jumping back to the menu isn't an option either. I end up turning off the sound and leaving the room until it's safe to come back, and no game should ever force me to do shit like that. I've complained to them about this before, but they ignore feedback on this issue. Every single time I play one of their games, I enjoy it up until the moment the preview comes up, which results in me feeling mildly angry by the time I turn the game off. That's not something they should encourage.

I don't get this complaint at all. Other than the fact that you don't like previews, how exactly does a 1 minute preview upset you? Also, I wasn't aware that previews are an American thing. Personally I enjoy them.
16  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: December 05, 2014, 01:42:28 PM

Quote from: rittchard on December 04, 2014, 06:09:12 PM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on December 03, 2014, 10:45:32 PM

Her name is Tara, and yes, the character is gay. In season 4, she was shacked up with one of the women in the trailer camp that the Governor ended up becoming the leader of.

Oh yeah I totally forgot about that!!  I guess I'm constantly surprised that she isn't dead yet.

I know. I bet the writers could kill her off screen and it would take a couple of episodes before we even realized she was gone.
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (12/2) on: December 04, 2014, 04:44:29 PM
GoT is bought and episode 1 is already beat. Great start to the series so far.
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Telltale and Game of Thrones! on: December 04, 2014, 04:42:29 PM
I finished Episode 1 up this morning. I was not expecting the end at all, which made the entire episode even more enjoyable.

Spoiler for Hiden:
But come on this is Game of Thrones we should know that everyone is susceptible to a quick death.

The choices you are presented with really do seem huge at the time you are making them. I will no doubt go back and play it with opposite choices.

I can't say that I'm a fan of the graphics style they use with this game though. It seems like they are going for a look that makes the gamelook like a moving painting, but everything in the background is way to blurry for my tastes. It's not going to ruin the game for me, but I wish they would tone the blurriness down a bit.

Also, on the PS4 I didn't notice any of the audio issues Ron talked about in his review. So your mileage may vary on that complaint.
19  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Suicide Squad on: December 03, 2014, 06:35:00 PM

Quote from: Turtle on December 03, 2014, 06:33:15 PM

Which still doesn't mean another actor can't come along and best that, or just do every bit as good with his own take.

And again, critical assessment can be altered by the actor's untimely death. Which still means it was great performance. But just because the actor that made it died, doesn't mean another actor can't come along and do just as well.

I'm just tired of all the, "Oh noes! No one can possibly do better!" talk.

I think Mark Hammil's mind and voice in Jared Leto's body would be perfect and blow Ledger out of the water. Assuming the script was decent.
20  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Suicide Squad on: December 03, 2014, 06:33:30 PM

Quote from: hepcat on December 03, 2014, 06:23:31 PM

Many movie critics would disagree strongly that that was the biggest reason for the almost universal praise he received for that role.  

And I would agree with them.

That sentence confuses me, that that happened is not surprising.
21  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: December 03, 2014, 05:20:59 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on December 03, 2014, 01:28:09 PM

Quote from: Zinfan on December 02, 2014, 11:05:41 PM

Quote from: rittchard on December 02, 2014, 09:43:29 PM


But... a new gay character will be introduced soon.  Is there any relevance to the character being gay?  Not really but who cares!  Every show needs a token gay guy!!!

What if it isn't a guy?!?



Despite her recent fondness for Eugene, I thought Fistbump Notcop was gay.

Also, they do have a priest...

Isn't the Woodberry chick gay? (Sorry I have no idea what her name is, as she is now the least interesting character on the show).
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: December 02, 2014, 01:30:51 PM

Quote from: Ridah on December 02, 2014, 05:12:56 AM

Microsoft was really smart about decoupling the Kinect from the Xbox One and pricing aggressively over the Holidays. I wouldn't be surprised if they caught up to Sony over the course of the Holiday season.

I don't know if they'll catch up in terms of life time sales, BUT maybe it will be enough for Microsoft to finally release the actual sold amount instead of the shipped to retailer amount.

All in all though you have to hand it to Microsoft for listening to gamers and righting the ship.
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: November 25, 2014, 01:32:47 PM

Quote from: Caine on November 25, 2014, 01:11:04 PM

Ran into a small bug last night.  I was turning in a requisition and saw the quest market pop over the officer, but when I talked to them, all I got was the VO, not the dialog wheel.  I went to another quest person, got the same result.  Thankfully, it worked after a game restart, so I didn't lose much time.

This has happened to me several times with the PS4 version. I just saved and then loaded the save and it fixed the issue. Still it's a bug that should be fixed.
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 24, 2014, 03:16:25 PM

Quote from: Gratch on November 24, 2014, 02:46:19 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on November 24, 2014, 02:36:21 PM

Question #2 is addressed here.

Sort of. I've been to the blacksmith, but Bianca isn't listed as an option at either the "Craft Weapons" or "Modify Weapons" station.  There's no dialog option that seems to upgrade it either. 

I'm sure I'm just missing something obvious here...

Did you switch to Verric's character in the blacksmith screen? I upgraded Bianca at the blacksmith but I'm pretty sure you have to press down or up on the D-pad to cycle your characters. Otherwise all you get in the upgrade screen is the unequipped items and the items your currently selected character is wearing.
25  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [XB1] Dragon Age Inquisition Co-op on: November 24, 2014, 02:08:58 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on November 22, 2014, 09:36:11 PM

Send me a msg if you see me on or just join my party.  I'm playing and streaming a ton of this and will play whatever difficulty you want. smile

So what's your verdict on the multipayer, is it fun or even worth playing? I'm enjoying the hell out of the single player so I don't really see a reason to fire up multiplayer, but I might if it was something new and fun.
26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: It's Almost Thanksgiving (USA! USA!), What's your GOTY? on: November 20, 2014, 01:52:33 PM

Wolfenstein: The New Order gets my FPS of the year because I wasn't expecting much at all out of it, but I have to hand it to the devs for focusing on a single player FPS and really making it shine.

BUT my GOTY goes to Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor. It was the prefect mix of action, item collection and story. It also didn't hurt having the game set in the Lotr universe.


27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 17, 2014, 05:10:48 PM

Quote from: Greg Wak on November 17, 2014, 01:43:54 PM

First time I've bought something for day 1 in years. Think there could be any hiccups when everyone activates at once?

No it should do it automatically based on a clock. It's not an MMO launch when everyone tries to log onto and stay on a specific server.
28  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: November 16, 2014, 12:30:22 PM
Im curious;, those of you that played the single player and enjoyed it, have you also played metro last light and wolfenstein? If so how does the single player stack up? To me those two games are really good examples of great single player fps.
29  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 13, 2014, 03:55:59 PM
I pre-ordered the PS4 version. Does anyone know when the pre-install is going to start on the PS4? At 40+ gigs I'm worried it will take me two days to download the game.
30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/11) on: November 10, 2014, 06:13:08 PM
I was waffling between picking up either ACU this week or Dragon Age next week. I think I'm going to go DA next week over ACU, between the graphical issues people are noticing in the preview videos and my concerns over a stale formula I have a bad feeling about ACU. Plus I have faith that Bioware will right the DA ship.
31  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/360/Ps3/Ps4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on: November 06, 2014, 04:45:38 PM

Quote from: Caine on November 06, 2014, 04:24:16 PM

Quote from: Scraper on November 06, 2014, 01:53:07 PM

Quote from: Caine on November 06, 2014, 04:32:02 AM



I am on the last mission and only have one other trophy to go for, the execution on a flaming berserker.  Haven't had the good luck to execute the right one, which is annoying to see. 


You can shoot them with a fire arrow, then execute them. It's easy if you have the double combat finisher ability unlocked.
I tried that for almost two hours yesterday.  I went through the motions, had them glowing with blue fire and hit the execution and got the ground execution animation.  Game didn't count it as an execution though, only a burning death.  had that happen twice.  Also tried branding them then tossing them into a fire, but that didn't work. 

I've found a few different videos of some alternative methods, so I'll try that. 

You have to make sure they are Brutes for it to work, Just find one of the big guys with two axes and you should be able to do it with the fire arrow into execute combo.
32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/360/Ps3/Ps4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on: November 06, 2014, 01:53:07 PM

Quote from: Caine on November 06, 2014, 04:32:02 AM



I am on the last mission and only have one other trophy to go for, the execution on a flaming berserker.  Haven't had the good luck to execute the right one, which is annoying to see. 


You can shoot them with a fire arrow, then execute them. It's easy if you have the double combat finisher ability unlocked.
33  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: November 05, 2014, 03:01:01 PM

Quote from: hepcat on November 05, 2014, 02:39:57 PM



I still think the previous episodes this season were much better than this one.   

I'm with you on that. I thought this was the worst episode in a long time. Beth is a lame character and I really don't care what happens to her. So that made all the other "bad" characters they introduced even less interesting to me. The ideal ending to that episode would be a horde finding the hospital and killing everyone inside including Beth. That way we can get back to Rick and crew. 
34  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: GOP Storms Congress: FulL Control of Senate and House on: November 05, 2014, 02:19:16 PM
Most likely it will be like the Clinton years all over again. The Republicans will appoint some special prosecutor that will waste a ton of money, time, and news headlines looking into something that doesn't really matter. When they should be focusing on more important things. See Ken Starr and the Baseball Steroid investigation for the blue print.
35  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: November 05, 2014, 01:50:08 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 05, 2014, 05:15:29 AM

Quote from: Lee on November 05, 2014, 03:46:35 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 04, 2014, 07:34:59 PM

The only thing that wasn't clicking with me was that, apart from the one jerky/creepy guy, I'm not sure what Beth experienced there initially that made her so clearly against the place. 

I mean, yes, she seems to have been abducted, but she wouldn't really know that.  As far as she knows, she got rescued and has to do some very minor, menial work in exchange for safe shelter, food, protection and medical care.  Sure the pasty dude had a clear rapey vibe and the "leader" is preachy and less in charge than she thinks, but what's so bad, otherwise?

I couldn't give you examples without rewatching it, but I seem to remember from the very beginning things were off. There were a few comments from cops right off the bat. I could be misremembering though because I expected something to be off. Nothing ever is normal.

Oh, there was a lot of talk about how awful it was, but I just wasn't seeing it, really.  On the surface, it seemed like a pretty good deal, but Beth seemed upset to be there right out of the gate.

Quote from: Lee on November 05, 2014, 03:56:00 AM


Or, since I play Threes! or check Twitter on my iPad while watching the show only looking up occasionally, I missed them.


This explains so much.   icon_wink

They abduct people, give them aid (But only the weak ones who they think can't fight back) then make them work as their slaves. Oh and by the way they aren't free to leave. What's to like about that situation?
36  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] Lords of the Fallen on: October 31, 2014, 03:32:19 PM

Quote from: TiLT on October 29, 2014, 02:10:13 PM

I got this game for PC yesterday and played it until I reached the second "bonfire". It seems very promising so far. Lots of people are talking about constant crashes and instability, but I haven't seen anything of the sort. On the other hand, my PC is pretty powerful, enough to run this game at a stable 60 fps on very high detail.

I'm about 7 hours in now and I'm not sure what you mean by "bonfire". Anyway the game has been pretty stable on the PS4. I did run into one bug though. My character got killed, but for some reason the game failed to load to the death screen. Instead my guy kept laying on the ground, dead, BUT I could move him around. So I drank a health potion and it did refill my health, but I was still laying on the ground able to move my guy around like some kind of weird human skateboard. So I took that opportunity to explore parts of the area I hadn't gone to yet, and wouldn't you know it I got attacked and since I was technically dead I couldn't fight back, once my health was down to zero I died again and this time the game reloaded properly and I was even able to go back and reclaim my lost XP.

All in all though the game has been solid and I'm really enjoying it. Is it as hard as Dark Souls? NO, but that may be a good thing, it's still plenty hard and if you are that good at it then you can always choose to forgo the save spots.
37  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Wonder Woman on: October 31, 2014, 02:55:56 PM
Apparently she's working out for the role too.

38  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Wonder Woman on: October 31, 2014, 02:54:05 PM
39  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Wonder Woman on: October 31, 2014, 02:53:04 PM

Quote from: Teggy on October 31, 2014, 02:21:32 PM

They already have the actress, Gal Gadot.

Yep, and man is she hot, better suited than Olivia Munn too.

40  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Valkyria Chronicles PC = Yes Please! on: October 30, 2014, 04:49:02 PM
Sega just announced that they will be releasing a PC version of the original Valkyria Chronicles with all DLC on the PC for $19.99. Instant buy for me, not only that it's coming November 11th, 2014. As long as they have at least some PC graphics options this one is a no brainer. I still don't get why they never released a full sequel to this game (No the PSP version doesn't count, I want consoles). 
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