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81  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. 
82  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.
83  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?
84  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.
85  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.

86  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Wonder Woman on: October 31, 2014, 02:54:05 PM
87  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.

88  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). 
89  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: October 30, 2014, 04:42:57 PM
I went through it and it does load your characters in then it looks at your achievements and loads them in too. So I don't know if that helps with the decisions it makes for you or not, but I found the default decisions to be really close to what actually happened in my play through of both games and the DLC. I did make some changes to it but overall it was already close to what I remember happening in the games.
90  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] Lords of the Fallen on: October 29, 2014, 02:03:41 PM
I have about 3 more hours into the game now and I'm really digging it. Anyone who likes Dark Souls should love this game.

The only real complaint I have is that you can tell a small studio made the game, because the visuals, while mostly excellent, don't have the same level of polish that AAA games have. There's lots of artifacting and the frame rate seems to drop at random times.

Another small complaint I have is that the boss characters are actually easier to defeat than some of the regular monsters, at least through the 4th boss. While they each require a different strategy, they don't hit nearly as hard as some of the regular monsters and they are usually slower too, which makes it much easier to pick them apart if you take your time.
91  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: October 29, 2014, 01:33:33 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 29, 2014, 12:10:06 PM

I'm having the same issue.

Rebuilding the database is the PS4 version of turning it off and back on again.  It's such a long process that I'm waiting to see what other fixes they come up with first.

Same here.  thumbsdown
92  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: October 28, 2014, 09:18:55 PM
I think Lee is the one watching a different show than everyone else.
93  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: October 28, 2014, 01:47:19 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on October 28, 2014, 01:43:20 AM

Quote from: Scraper on October 28, 2014, 12:52:07 AM

A chest on the moon.  But my guess is that its really rare for them to drop in a chest.

I'm still not sure what you're talking about having found in a chest on the moon.

Ascendant Shards, sorry I was using tapatalk and I don't know how to quote with that program.
94  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Doctor Strange on: October 28, 2014, 12:46:46 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 28, 2014, 11:31:27 AM

He's a good choice, of course, but I will miss my image of Jon Hamm.

I wonder if Cumberbatch will be doing an American accent.

Even with a British accent his voice still matches what I imagine Dr. Stanges voice to sound like, plus he's tall and skinny like Dr. Strange. It seems like a really good casting choice.
95  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] Lords of the Fallen on: October 28, 2014, 12:43:07 PM
I went ahead and pre-ordered it and I got about an hour of play time in this morning on the PS4 version. My short take is that it will scratch my Dark Souls itch until Bloodborne comes out. It does seem to be more forgiving in that there are optional save spots scattered around that you can use if you want to. The trade off is that once you use a save spot your combat multiplier resets. Building up the multiplier increases the XP you get from monster kills and the loot drops get better with higher multipliers.

As for the story it is pretty light so far.  After an hour of play time I honestly don't know who my character is or why he's fighting monsters, so maybe that will improve and maybe it won't.

My short take is that if you like Dark Souls then you will probably like Lords of the Fallen, but I do need more play time to be sure.
96  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: October 28, 2014, 12:52:07 AM
A chest on the moon.  But my guess is that its really rare for them to drop in a chest.
97  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: October 25, 2014, 12:22:41 PM
I got one out of a silver chest on the moon once.
98  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: SLEATER-KINNEY IS BACK on: October 20, 2014, 05:58:26 PM
Am I lame for not knowing who they are?
99  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: CBS offers standalone streaming service on: October 17, 2014, 05:32:08 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on October 17, 2014, 02:31:43 PM

Quote from: Scraper on October 17, 2014, 02:14:25 PM

If they include live sporting events then we are one step closer to really being able to ditch cable. Now we just need ESPN to get on the band wagon.

How does CBS enter the "makes a cable subscription worth it" equation?  Are there some extra CBS sports channels not available over-the-air? 

Where I live I can't get a good over the air signal on any local station. Which means I need Satellite (for the sake of the argument it's the same thing as cable)  in order to watch any local sporting event. Thus I hope they include Live sporting events as part of the subscription, I don't want to wait 24 hours or even 1 hour to be able to watch a football game, etc.
100  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: CBS offers standalone streaming service on: October 17, 2014, 02:14:25 PM
If they include live sporting events then we are one step closer to really being able to ditch cable. Now we just need ESPN to get on the band wagon.
101  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: October 16, 2014, 01:23:39 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 16, 2014, 01:04:12 PM

But Moose I need you to help me get the epic handcannon!  crybaby crybaby crybaby

Sorry to hear about that. If you jump to PS4 I will cry forreal.

You know you want to jump ship too ATB. Give in to the dark side of the force, you knob!
102  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Liberal Fascism in Houston on: October 15, 2014, 06:41:16 PM
I should add that I realize the city has it's own taxing authority, but when was the last time you heard of a City challenges a religious institutions tax exempt status without a pre-existing federal or state challenge?

Also, I still think there is more to this story than what that biased op-ed presented, so I'm open to changing my opinion once more is learned.
103  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Liberal Fascism in Houston on: October 15, 2014, 06:33:11 PM

Quote from: Fireball on October 15, 2014, 06:18:15 PM

We give churches tax exempt status under laws that govern charities. However, that comes with strings attached. The churches in question have been reported as engaging in direct political activity in sermons and church-paid-for communications, which violates the law -- laws the churches agreed to follow when becoming tax exempt charities.

It is fine for a pastor in the pulpit to say "being gay is a sin." It is not fine for him to say "being gay is wrong, so vote against Annise Parker," or "being gay is wrong, so vote against anyone who supports the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance."

That's the law.

It is the responsibility of those governments granting tax exempt status to investigate when claims are made that such status is being abused.

So, what is your position:

1) That churches shouldn't be tax exempt?

or

2) That governments shouldn't be empowered to investigate when laws are reportedly being broken?

I always love it when conservative friends show me their Church's voting guide. The way the issues are presented is so completely biased and they are always followed by yes or no check mark next to the candidates. They might as well go ahead and circle the candidate they want you to vote for. They pare issues down to things like "Believes abortion is the same thing as killing a baby" then the guide puts a yes check mark next to their preferred candidate. The best part is those same friends honestly believe the guide is unbiased.  Head meets wall

We all know most churches have a political bias, my problem with Fireball's explanation is that it's a very slippery slope to just blindly start subpoenaing sermons. And is it even the cities' job to enforce the tax code? No, it's the IRS's job, did the IRS issue the subpoenas. No. The City did and only after those churches spoke out against the city leaders.
104  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [SyFy] Z Nation on: October 15, 2014, 05:08:08 PM
Was anyone able to get past the 2nd episode. I tried but I just couldn't do it. So bad. I still have them all on the DVR though.
105  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: HBO to start "no cable sub required" streaming service in 2015 on: October 15, 2014, 05:02:41 PM

Quote from: rittchard on October 15, 2014, 04:56:32 PM

That's interesting, but I noticed no mention of cost was made at all.  How much are you willing to pay for the service?  $5/month would be a great price, but realistically I'm thinking it will be closer to $10.  I really have no idea honestly, seems like it would have to be cheaper than Netflix but if it were too cheap I wonder if it would be worth their effort.

Anyway, I understand that "a la carte" is what people are generally favoring, but the question then becomes what happens when you want, say, 10 different "a la carte" pieces at $10/month each?  You're back at $100/month to get the content you want... 

My guess is that it will be even more than $10 per month. I wouldn't be surprised if it comes in at $15. This is just the way HBO operates, they have always been the most expensive network to get.
106  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Liberal Fascism in Houston on: October 15, 2014, 01:02:36 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 15, 2014, 05:36:26 AM

Very interested in Fireball's take on this. I think he's in Houston? Or maybe it was Austin?

Quote
The city of Houston has issued subpoenas demanding a group of pastors turn over any sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity or Annise Parker, the city’s first openly lesbian mayor. And those ministers who fail to comply could be held in contempt of court.

So liberal leadership has now:
1. implemented drone strikes on us citizens without trial
2. established the most widespread violation of privacy the world has ever seen via the NSA
3. leveraged the US revenue service to combat those who disagree with them
4. suppressed the freedoms of speech and religion





1. I don't see what the items on your list have to do with the Houston story.
2. It's ridiculous to blame the items on your list solely on liberals.
3. It almost seems like there has to be more to the Houston story than what that article is reporting, because if it is as the article says I don't see how the city thinks they are going to come out ahead on this one.
107  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: October 14, 2014, 06:00:28 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on October 14, 2014, 05:57:07 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on October 14, 2014, 05:32:16 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 14, 2014, 11:27:02 AM


As for post credits, my DVR cut it off early (just as the person started turning around).  Did they reveal who that was?

The character's name was Morgan Jones. I didn't recognize him and had to have it explained. Pretty cool that they're going to tie up an old loose thread.

Hasn't he already appeared in the last season?

I'm pretty sure the last time we saw him was in season 3 just before Rick and Co attack Woodberry. They find him while looking for guns and supplies.
108  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: October 14, 2014, 05:53:29 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on October 14, 2014, 05:32:16 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 14, 2014, 11:27:02 AM


As for post credits, my DVR cut it off early (just as the person started turning around).  Did they reveal who that was?

The character's name was Morgan Jones. I didn't recognize him and had to have it explained. Pretty cool that they're going to tie up an old loose thread.

Morgan was featured in one of the best episodes of season 3, so I'm amazed that so many people forgot him already. Granted there was a long gap between his first and second appearances, but his second appearance was awesome.
109  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3/360/PC] Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel on: October 14, 2014, 05:01:00 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on October 14, 2014, 04:55:55 PM

Quote from: Scraper on October 14, 2014, 04:52:15 PM

Quote from: Glycerine on October 14, 2014, 04:09:08 PM

Really want this, but since I haven't even finished all the DLC for the last game I'm holding off for a sale.  Let us know how it is after a couple days play time.  Did you pick ClapTrap as your class?

If you didn't play Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep you should really go back and play that one. It's so good.

It's good, but the gimmick it employs I thought was better used in Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, which I played just weeks before the Borderlands DLC came out.

I didn't play Call of Juarez.
110  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3/360/PC] Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel on: October 14, 2014, 04:52:15 PM

Quote from: Glycerine on October 14, 2014, 04:09:08 PM

Really want this, but since I haven't even finished all the DLC for the last game I'm holding off for a sale.  Let us know how it is after a couple days play time.  Did you pick ClapTrap as your class?

If you didn't play Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep you should really go back and play that one. It's so good.
111  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: October 14, 2014, 03:55:03 PM

Quote from: Roman on October 14, 2014, 03:33:55 PM

I'm thinking that Tyreese didn't kill the guy and that they'll end up suffering as a result.

I'm thinking the same thing.
112  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: October 14, 2014, 01:41:01 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on October 14, 2014, 01:31:52 PM

Yeah, Talking Dead more or less confirmed that Terminus is done.

I thought the weakest part of the episode was the weak sauce justification of people turning from kidnappees to cannibals. I almost wish they had just let it remain a vague mystery.

I think they are using it to show how Rick and Co are still good guys. No matter how much shit is thrown at them they still want to find good in strangers. Whereas the Terminus people went from good to totally evil under similar circumstances.

As for me,  I love the way they handled Terminus. One episode the good guys get caught and you have Rick talking tough saying they don't know who they messed with, and the very next episode Carol backs up Ricks tough talk. It was very satisfying to see. It would have been way worse if they drug out the revenge by making them prisoners for several episodes.
113  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Xbox One Discussion on: October 07, 2014, 12:38:42 PM

Quote from: Canuck on October 07, 2014, 12:16:55 PM

I seriously doubt that whatever the reason was for the change that it was for the sake of quelling the fan boy wars. More likely it was because they got an earful from MS for having a lower resolution version for the Xbox for the previous game. The resolution difference may not make a difference in what people see but I'm sure it makes a difference in people's buying decisions. And MS can't be happy about that. Of course, that could just be the conspiracy theorist in me.

If that were the case every third party developer would be getting an ear full from MS.
114  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Sons of Anarchy Season 6 on: October 07, 2014, 12:37:13 PM
I'm so glad this is the final season, it's like the writers don't even give a damn anymore. Jaks and crew can do whatever they want in a "quiet" town and not get caught. Add to that a grenade going off in a small shop full of people and no one dies or even gets injured. Give me a break, heck they all just shrugged the blast off like it was a water balloon. Just lame.
115  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/06) on: October 06, 2014, 12:39:53 PM
I'll be getting all of the PS+ Stuff. Which this month equals a lot of games that I will actually play.
116  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: on: September 29, 2014, 10:47:52 PM
The battle for fucktard ridge is on there too.
117  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: In which I am grateful on: September 29, 2014, 07:38:35 PM

Quote from: Roman on September 29, 2014, 07:11:41 PM


Holy shit that is awesome. Drazzil wins the internet today.

Back on topic I'm glad to see you in a good place Draz, it looks like the hard times have made you a stronger person.
118  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/360/Ps3/Ps4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on: September 29, 2014, 06:17:49 PM

Quote from: ATB on September 29, 2014, 06:03:41 PM

Quote from: Teggy on September 29, 2014, 05:44:32 PM

Quote from: ATB on September 29, 2014, 04:09:55 PM

I won't be able to tell the difference between 720p and 30 frames vs 1080 vs 60...so I'm pretty sure I'll be okay.

You can't tell the difference between 30 and 60 fps?

Apparently not.

LUCKY! Because if you can tell the difference 30fps compared to 60 fps is unbearable.
119  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 25, 2014, 07:15:34 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on September 25, 2014, 06:43:32 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on September 25, 2014, 06:41:26 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on September 25, 2014, 06:31:05 PM

I will admit I'm losing some of my passion for playing especially since my gearing has plateaued at 25.

Are you not interested in levelling up the other two classes?  I'm a few levels below you and still happy with my progression rate, but if I stall out enough to get grumpy with my Hunter I'm really looking forward to seeing how Titan and Warlock play.  As much as Bladedancer really clicks with me, it's hard to not also be jealous of some of the feats I see the other classes pull off in PvP.

Honestly, I'm only logging in to play with you guys, but not seeing positive movement for my Warlock just irks me.   Anyway, I like the game just wish loot dropped more frequently like D3

Are you on the PS4 and if so what's your name on there? I'm at the same spot as you, I would love to do the Queen missions but they are too hard solo, and the game doesn't auto group it for you. Which means it's next to impossible to pug the mission since Destiny's chat and group finding is non existent.

I mostly play from 5:30 am until 7 am and then again from 9:00 pm until 12 eastern time.
120  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Sons of Anarchy Season 6 on: September 25, 2014, 01:32:35 PM

Quote from: hepcat on September 25, 2014, 01:13:54 PM

The show has been a hot mess since the end of season 1.  I would've preferred it if Sutter had stuck with his original vision of Hamlet in a biker gang setting.  But he's veered off course so far over the years that it stopped being a show I watch for character development and dialog, to a show I watch to see how raunchy they can get.  It's not good television by any means, but it certainly is something I tune into each week...although often with an embarrassed feeling. 

I also came to the conclusion last night that this show is just one giant MMO.  Each week Jax goes to a new guild and they give him a quest to raise his reputation points with them.

I can't stand the fact that the episodes are all an hour and a half at a minimum. It's too much to invest. I've taken to just fast forwarding through all the stupid montage scenes at the beginning and the end. At this point I just want to get to the end to see what happens, but the sad part is I don't really care what happens one way or another.
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