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121  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Is OO down? on: November 10, 2012, 12:06:18 AM
I'm so lost with this new thread.
122  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: DISNEY buying LUCASFILM....More Star Wars coming... on: November 09, 2012, 05:19:24 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on November 09, 2012, 11:14:14 AM

This is heavy...

Not really.
123  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Homeowners Insurance on: November 08, 2012, 02:35:39 AM
So I am buying a house and I need to look at insurance stuff now. I honestly have no idea who to go with. All the research I do says this company or that company constantly weasels out of paying claims, also that apparently filing claims is bad? What's the point of having insurance then...

Has anyone had actual good experience with the claim process and so forth with homeowners insurance?
124  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: DISNEY buying LUCASFILM....More Star Wars coming... on: October 31, 2012, 02:59:56 PM
Touchstone Pictures is owned by Disney and they've done R rated films. We will also see what happens Marvel since all the movies that have come out were already in production before Disney bought out Marvel. The next batch I believe is post Disney. Disney can do dark films, but it really all comes down to who they choose to direct the sequels for Star Wars. It's interesting so we'll just have to see what happens.

It's hard to make it any worse than Lucas has done with the films.
125  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/PS3] Dragon Age 3: Inquisition on: October 21, 2012, 05:07:29 PM
After DA2 and Mass Effect 3 I won't be pre-ordering another Bioware game.
126  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 19, 2012, 04:01:10 AM
My cheeto encrusted atheist fingers are typing up a long worded angry reply that I have written a script to spam all the religious forums that I've seen.

Just you wait.
127  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dilemma with new phone on: October 16, 2012, 07:21:54 PM
I have 16gig with a 16gig SD card in my galaxy s2 and really....I only need 16gig, I could get away with 8 even. Everything I listen to or watch, I stream. Maybe if I flew or traveled a lot more I would save off playlists from Spotify or something. If you do a lot of heavy games maybe.
128  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dilemma with new phone on: October 16, 2012, 04:13:00 PM
I had an iPhone 3G for year or so, then I went with an Android phone. I can't go back to to iPhone now. I have an iPad and I hate having to go into apps to do anything. Whereas with widgets and the notification bar giving me all the info I need. Now I only hit certain apps if I want to do something more specific. That and being able to customize just about everything with my phone. I also agree with several articles out there about the inconsistencies with Android. It is annoying that the back button can mean totally different things in different apps. I think Google is pushing hard to fix some of those things though. That and you also have 200 trillion phones that are "Android" but with extra shit piled on top of it. I bought a Galaxy S2 this go around and I think from this experience I will only get Nexus devices now.

Anyway I can never go back to an iPhone, I hate the "grid" and I don't like not being able to mess with the phone. Jailbreaking only gets you so far and more often than not it slows down the phone and causes other issues. I like how I can have mutliple homescreens devoted to certain things, I can have a screen that is the full gmail widget that I resized to fit the homescreen, another one for g+ and another one that can be a gallery/music player. So I can just swipe screens instead of bouncing between apps.

As for the app store, it's hard to compete against Apples App store, the Play Store isn't really close, I'm sure you can find the same apps but they might not be as good as the iPhone version. That and you get cut off from a lot of really cool games, namely Infinity Blade of GOF2. There are some good games like Strikefleet Omega. Also I'm sure since Android is overtaking iPhone in general there will be more and more games that are going to have to switch to it.

I guess it breaks down to this:

If you use iTunes and Apple stuff for a lot of things, want a truly consistent experience through and through then probably stick with iPhone.
If you use GMail and google services,  like messing with your phone and more customizeation options go Android.

Can't really comment on Windows Phone.
129  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: The 2012 Presidential Debates Thread: Get Free Halo Armor! First debate 10-3 on: October 04, 2012, 01:54:53 PM

Quote from: msduncan on October 04, 2012, 04:50:27 AM

Quote from: Roguetad on October 04, 2012, 04:37:30 AM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on October 04, 2012, 03:30:55 AM

Obama seemed sick or something.  He looked down so much it was eerie.
He looked tired and drained.  His mind was elsewhere.  It was strange to watch.  Romney was in full steamroll mode, which made the contrast even more noticeable.

He was probably tired from his Jay-Z, Beyonce, and other Hollywood parties.   I sure as hell know he wasn't tired from the Libya incident, through which he slept like a baby.

Just wow to that one.
130  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Seth McFarlane to host 2013 Oscars on: October 02, 2012, 01:42:18 PM
It's more along the lines that McFarlane isn't one to shy away from his opinions, figured he could do something similar to what Ricky Gervais did.
131  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Seth McFarlane to host 2013 Oscars on: October 02, 2012, 05:42:45 AM
I have a feeling he won't be invited back.
132  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 27, 2012, 02:09:44 AM
Was your iPod touch on iOS 6? I wasn't sure if you could restore a backup from a previous version of the OS. But it's been awhile since my iPhone.
133  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Holy Pork Products Predicament, Batman on: September 26, 2012, 02:08:31 PM

Quote from: Razgon on September 26, 2012, 07:31:44 AM

You surely mean Aporkalypse?

(I cant take credit for it, but it's too funny to pass up writing it here!)

Damnit, now I'll see this on the news. If I watched the news.
134  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Should I be annoyed? on: September 26, 2012, 02:07:34 PM
I've also had a friend like that. We'll invite him out and have to push him to actually do it. Or he'll spontaneously show up, but most of the time he'll drop what we are doing for something else. Just got to the point that we would invite him and he either would show up or not but we just didn't count on him anymore.
135  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 24, 2012, 05:30:10 AM
136  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 23, 2012, 02:11:54 AM
In regards to Google+, I love it. I have a full science circle where I get a good stream of interesting articles. And in general I go to that more than Facebook or Twitter.
137  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: When you eat cereal... on: September 22, 2012, 03:15:36 PM
Did you just grammar nazi a morning breakfast cereal sexual innuendo?
138  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Blu-Ray Owners,Do You Still Buy DVDs? on: September 22, 2012, 03:09:51 PM
I'm sure they'll do something stupid like DLC for your movies.
139  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Blu-Ray Owners,Do You Still Buy DVDs? on: September 21, 2012, 03:36:47 PM
I buy neither, but if I do I only get things on Blu-Ray.
140  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: When you eat cereal... on: September 21, 2012, 03:30:57 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on September 21, 2012, 02:53:33 PM

Quote from: hepcat on September 21, 2012, 02:42:42 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on September 21, 2012, 02:32:59 PM

Quote from: hepcat on September 21, 2012, 02:04:36 PM


I'm assuming with the pinky proudly at full mast as well.


Why did you have to go and make it weird?  The fact that you don't wear pants during breakfast doesn't necessarily make it a societal norm.  Or you just have REALLY good cereal. 

Quote from: The Grue on September 21, 2012, 03:06:58 PM

Shovel.  Need to get those Lucky Charms deep inside me and quick.

141  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So how you doing? on: September 18, 2012, 02:19:22 PM
Doing well, seem to be shooting up the career stuff at work. Getting fun and interesting projects. Deadlines are tight and the work is challenging but slowly making things work. Also started the amazing process of finding a house. Amazing in that all the people that I know that have been looking for houses around here has been an act of frustration.
142  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Behold! Television without Context on: September 02, 2012, 12:30:10 AM
I saw, things.
143  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Y.A.R. (Yet Another Remake): Red Dawn on: August 14, 2012, 07:31:45 PM
And nobody yelled "Wolverines!!!!!!!!!!!"

144  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie]ALF on: August 11, 2012, 02:33:57 AM
145  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Mars rover Curiosity lands tonight on: August 06, 2012, 02:06:35 PM
146  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bring forth thine desktop wallpapers! on: August 05, 2012, 12:33:30 AM

Been using this for a bit. I've kind of gone away from the vectors that I used to use all the time.
147  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [tablet]Google Nexus 7 on: July 24, 2012, 08:41:28 PM
I think with Firefox and Chrome out on Android now the browser choices are a lot better.
148  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: (personal text) How would you decipher this? on: July 21, 2012, 09:55:35 PM
It's A, stop over analyzing.
149  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dirty Laundry on: July 19, 2012, 05:28:06 AM
Sigh, damnit.
150  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Dirty Laundry on: July 19, 2012, 03:50:41 AM

NSFW, But must watch.
151  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hey, you know what show I miss? Whose Line Is It Anyway. on: July 18, 2012, 06:27:31 AM
Apparently Drew Carey did 40 episodes of a show called ImprovAGanza, on GSN or something of all places. It seems all the episodes are on youtube. It has most to all of the cast that was on Whose Line at some point or another.
152  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Smoke without smoking on: July 17, 2012, 08:28:28 PM
I'm sorry, but WebMD thinks you have cancer. Or it's nothing.

It's probably cancer.
153  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: We need fresh blood- dont we? on: July 08, 2012, 04:50:08 AM
In general, I love the consolidated gaming forum, because it is what I am used to. If you want to see a good organization, IE categories and so forth then I would have to argue to look at how Something Awful does it. Basically there is a little banner/tag which is kind of being done now here but it is select-able at thread creation. Whether the game is PC/360/PS3/Whatever. I mean ultimately you should theoretically be able to filter based on that. Then that goes into the child forums which was done to this forum which is amazingly better. You would have something by genre and so forth. Like MMO games and all that. Something Awful usually creates a a new sub forum if a lot of threads are created for a new game. Like when D3 was coming out there was a D3 forum which over time would just be merged back into the main game forum.

At the end of the day I would say people don't like change but I feel this is a good step forward in fostering more discussion, and since so many games are now cross platform it doesn't really matter. Would the general information for a game like Batman Arkham City be any different between PC/PS3/360? As for not enough talk about your chosen platform, the only thing I can really say is that to just create threads if you feel there aren't any. Ultimately the forum will show what is more popular to everyone. That is the only downside but if SA is any indication PC only threads and games are just as popular as there console counterparts. I would say there is a larger pool of people over there.

I'm happy the main page is doing well, I loved the E3 coverage I didn't really go to any other site during that time and the articles and reviews I find are some of the best here. I also like how the PA Report is doing things now even though I generally disagree with Ben Kuchera or whoever it is that writes things. I know that type of reporting is a lot more difficult to write and definitely more difficult to be able to get the story. Since PA kind of started off with their name to able to get those interviews. But I hvae no doubts that GT can get to that point.

It's definately going in the right direction. 
154  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: We need fresh blood- dont we? on: July 03, 2012, 07:11:00 PM
This is a post to prove that I will be everyone's forever friend.
155  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [tablet]Google Nexus 7 on: June 28, 2012, 02:05:58 AM
Do you doubt my manly girlish hands?
156  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect 3 - Impressions Incoming! on: June 27, 2012, 02:06:56 PM
Basically to me it's still shit, shinier shit. But still shit. Would I of been this disappointed if these were the original endings? No, probably not. It still doesn't deal with:

Spoiler for Hiden:
A quarter of the game is proving that synthetics and organics can be peaceful, EDI and getting peace with the geth and quarians prove this. So don't give me shit about there never being peace. All of these seems out of spite from the developers, that they had to do all this.

Is it better than what was originally there> Yeah.  Are they still crummy endings? Yeah, they are just more of a "meh" instead of nerd rage.
157  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pixar's next movie: Brave on: June 25, 2012, 04:17:26 PM
I saw it, I would rank it better than Nemo and Cars. Not as good as Incredibles, Up and WallE.
158  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Dredd on: June 25, 2012, 03:26:30 PM
I thought that Dredd was in production before The Raid came out? I could be wrong.

And I wasn't a huge fan of the helmt

159  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: June 20, 2012, 03:19:28 AM
Looks like I lost about 500 dps on my wizard and I had no IAS gear either. My micro stuttering has gotten insanely worse, as well as general lagginess. Guess I'm done with D3 for now.
160  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Apple WWDC 2012 on: June 14, 2012, 02:54:04 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on June 14, 2012, 04:06:47 AM

I went and looked at the new Retina MBP at the Apple Store and man it's purty.

I saw the ifixit tear down and holy shit has apple basically destroyed any and all upgrade-ability. Soldering the RAM onto the logic board, you can't just get the lowest ram and buy 16 gigs off of newegg for 100 dollars. More proprietary SSDs. It would be incredibly hard for me to want to dump that much money on a laptop that has no chance of me extending its life a bit.
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