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41  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: May 28, 2014, 09:07:00 PM

Quote from: TiLT on May 27, 2014, 05:01:52 AM

Quote from: TheEgoWhip on May 26, 2014, 09:18:23 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on May 14, 2014, 06:15:26 PM

Double rift fragments and double legendary chances this weekend

I heard they made this bonus a permanent change.

My impression was that "only" the legendary drop chance would be retained, not the rest of it.

Based on my experience, I'd guess that only the Blackthorns set has had it's drop rate raised....  Roll Eyes
42  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: May 26, 2014, 09:18:23 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on May 14, 2014, 06:15:26 PM

Double rift fragments and double legendary chances this weekend

I heard they made this bonus a permanent change.
43  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: April 26, 2014, 08:11:03 PM
Netflix finally added the 2nd season of The Venture Bros.  That show gets better each season for me.
44  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Comics for a 9 year old on: April 20, 2014, 10:08:04 PM
Can you still get a subscription for home delivery of actual comic books?  I would love to find a title or two to pique my 8 yr olds interest in reading comics.
45  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: March 31, 2014, 10:36:01 PM
I just started the Adventure mode last night and I really enjoyed it.  Its a right into the action feeling that skips all the story lines i have seen soo many times already.  The bloodshards are kinda interesting, but i spent 100 of them and I didn't see anything decent so I am lukewarm on them.  I did like the Nephelim Rifts, too.  More frantic, constant action with decent chance at loot.  I have been playing them at Torment level and hoping to see some of the improved legendary drops listed in the difficulty slider.
46  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone read The Order of the Stick webcomic? on: March 28, 2014, 08:30:55 PM
He has been on a short break for the past 4 weeks or so.  It was a pretty major story arc and it did not disappoint.
47  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Verizon Contract Is Up, Don't Want to Renew Due to Grandfathered Data- Halp! on: March 26, 2014, 08:54:02 PM

Quote from: Moliere on March 26, 2014, 04:52:33 PM

My Thunderbolt is 3 years old so I have been month to month for the last year. The choice seems to be getting a new phone on ebay and swapping the SIM card or losing my unlimited data plan in order to get the roughly $200 discount on a new phone from Verizon. I usually don't use anywhere near 2 Gigs a month, but it's nice to have unlimited data and not worry about it.

I have a Droid Charge and it is also quite old at this point.  I am grandfathered onto the unlimited data plan and am in the exact same scenario as you are ATB.  I currently stream about 5-7Gb of data per month at 4G speeds but replacing the phone can be expensive.  I have a co-worker that had the same situation and paid $700 for a new Samsung Note 3 and they swapped it out without changing his unlimited plan at all, so I believe that is your only option, but I don't think it has to be a brand new phone.  My fiance is on the same account as I, but has a standard 3Gb plan, and she never uses any data.  She qualifies for a new subsidized phone in a month and I was thinking of just transferring her Razor Max from her plan onto mine instead of trading it in for the measly $50 they give.  She gets a new phone, I get her 2 year old phone and keep my unlimited data, everyone wins.
48  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: March 26, 2014, 08:45:34 PM

Quote from: Teggy on March 25, 2014, 03:19:18 PM

Since I had reset the story with my Demon Hunter a few days ago I couldn't jump into Act V. I am reserving my Wizard for a possible Act V playthrough with the group I took her through Inferno with, so that changed my plan and now I am started fresh at Act I with a Crusader Tongue

At least I'll get all those boss achievements that were replaced when they retired all the ones based on the old difficulty levels.

I had also reset my story with my WD, quite on accident.  I powered her back through to the end and killed Diablo before expansion, but apparently I had forgotten to talk to the angel so when I logged on to play RoS I had to rekill Diablo real fast to start new content.   Best part being the quick Diablo kill took my 75% through lvl 60 and I was lvl 61 five min after I logged on.  Leveling feels quick to me so far.
49  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: March 10, 2014, 10:58:49 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on March 10, 2014, 10:36:59 PM

Torment 6 should be 1600% xp, is there another boost other than the +50% I'm not seeing?

I have more than enough toughness to survive T3, but man me dps is a bit behind.  Probably need to group and tank.

Hmm no idea where I got +3k% from.  I checked on my character list and for some reason that's the number that stuck in my head. When I look now it is a mere %1600, which I imagine would still be quite doable. 

My characters were pretty dps focused from back when I played, I got 6 or 7 paragon levels with my WD recently and only found one upgrade so far. Set boots, and they weren't really a statistical upgrade at least not until I get a set bonus from them.  Funny enough my HC character has the highest dps of my entire list.
50  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: March 10, 2014, 10:24:27 PM
I tried torment 6 the other day, it was a slow fight to kill normal creatures and there is no way I could take on rares by myself, but the +%3000 to exp at that level was quite noticeable.  It probably doesn't help that I was on the bridge in Act 3, I may have to try that level in Act 1.
51  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: February 20, 2014, 09:23:37 PM
Was flipping through the movie titles to other day with the gf looking for something different and settled on "An Awkward Sexual Adventure".  Don't let the poor title drive you away. Although there is a fair amount of incidental nudity, the movie was much better than either of us anticipated.  I gave it a 4 out of 5.
52  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 10 Years of ConsoleGold/GamingTrend!!! on: January 10, 2014, 10:48:54 PM
I was a lurker back in the GG days.  Much like I am now.  I don't get the chance to check in during the day so i read up once I get home and that tends to limit my posts.  I started on GG forums because my roommate (BobM) was there every day and I eventually caught on with the Wanderers in EQ2, Star Wars Galaxies, and WoW.  I'm not sure when I first joined up but it feels like a long time ago...
53  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Edge of Tomorrow (aka All You Need is Kill) on: January 02, 2014, 04:58:24 AM
Groundhog Day Part II. It looks pretty interesting.

 Tom Cruise went through a phase in his career when he appeared to be bat-shit crazy.  I like his new phase, the "I am unafraid to make sci-fi movies".  If he's gonna be crazy he might as well do it in my genre.
54  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] The Secret Life of Walter Mitty on: January 02, 2014, 04:51:56 AM
Saw it tonight with the girlfriend, and we also really liked it.
Spoiler for Hiden:
The only thing that took me out of the moment in the entire movie was his ability to get clear cell reception in the most remote places... 18,000 ft up in the Himalayas... On a remote stretch of road between the only two cities in Iceland..Afghanistan...  When I went to Europe last year my Verizon smartphone wouldn't work on their network without some insane world plan (Gfs Iphone was a simple phone call to turn worldwide data on tho  crybaby) and how was his old school flip phone even working after a swim in the north Atlantic?  Girlfriend really liked the Benjiman Button daydream too.
55  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Breaking bad as good/bad as usual! on: November 10, 2013, 03:25:26 PM

Quote from: Ridah on November 08, 2013, 08:32:34 AM

I really didn't like that they decided to brutally torture Jessie before ending the series. I mean, the guy has taken a beating throughout the show, but never outright tortured (physically and mentally - his beatings and the murdering of his ex in front of him). AND enslaved. I thought that was a pretty classless route to go with a character we care for. It really sours my feelings on the entire show because it didn't need to happen, it didn't add any additional gravity to the already dire situation. It was fan service in the worst way, as far as I'm concerned.

I also didn't care for the ending aside from the fact that it tied things up. I suppose Walter and Jessie felt even, since Jessie was responsible for Hank being killed and Walter for him being tortured and his ex-girlfriend being murdered. So there was no reason for either one to kill the other.

Ah well. Brilliant show but like most shows of its caliber, the last few seasons fell off. Actually... it was mainly part one of the final season that disappointed, part two was bad finally being broken.

I saw an excerpt from an interview with Vince Gillian where he refers to Jesse as a proxy for Walt's soul.  It gives an interesting flavor to the dynamic between them.
56  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: RIP Blockbuster on: November 07, 2013, 09:06:45 PM
When your corporate strategy is to do what your rivals were doing 5 years ago, it will usually end in failure.
57  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [movie] Hellbenders on: September 21, 2013, 05:52:02 PM
Saw this trailer today, small budget, but recognizable faces and an interesting spin.
58  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Breaking bad as good/bad as usual! on: September 16, 2013, 05:43:01 PM

Spoiler for Hiden:
I guess last nights episode took care of all the "They fired 1,000 bullets and didn't hit anything."
59  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2013 -- Week 1 on: September 12, 2013, 12:47:24 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on September 09, 2013, 07:31:11 PM

Harbaugh is an ass and I agree he's our ass.

As for the Mathews hit being ordinary, I don't get that one bit.  He's 4 feet off the ground in a superman pose, hitting Kaepernick around the neck and then slams his head down.  Kaepernick was almost halfway through the sideline white.  After the whole lead up about hitting the running QB, I think it was pretty clear that Mathews wanted to hit and hurt him and didn't care if it was legal or not.

I agree, it seemed intentional to me.  Here is a local article/opinion about it from a city paper that isn't in San Fran or Wisconsin.
60  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Shadowrun Returns (official review on Page 3) on: September 05, 2013, 12:27:21 AM
Replaying it with a rigger.  My troll melee samurai was pretty over powered by the end of the story and finished most runs with just a shaman to cast haste on him.  The -neg- AP on hit was a huge deal.  The rigger could be just as overpowered, except the available drones are tiered based on progress in the storyline.
61  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: World of ww2 tank mmo on: September 05, 2013, 12:21:06 AM
The 360 version needs alot of polish that's for sure. Every week it has a little bit more added and I'm curious to see the final product.
62  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Commando + 20 Years: Does Not Hold Up At All on: August 23, 2013, 08:36:12 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on August 23, 2013, 07:42:21 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 23, 2013, 12:19:18 AM

there's always Nighthawks....

I love that film Tongue

and for Arnie fans

(whatever happened to that remake that was on the cards?)

Find a copy of Hercules lost in New York.  Its a great Arnold movie if you want a laugh.  The director didnt like his accent so they dubbed over all his lines.  I'm sure it seemed a good idea at the time but now that Arnold is one of the most recognized people on the planet it's funny to see him acting and hear someone else doing his voice.
63  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Batman vs Superman (Man of Steel 2) on: August 23, 2013, 02:24:42 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on August 23, 2013, 02:22:15 AM

Ben Affleck is your new Batman.

That will entice some opinions from the internet.
64  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone read The Order of the Stick webcomic? on: August 22, 2013, 08:29:55 PM
Still going strong, and still a great storyline.
65  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Commando + 20 Years: Does Not Hold Up At All on: August 22, 2013, 08:23:06 PM
The magically repairing Porche always bothered me, even back when.
66  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What D&D character are you? on: August 15, 2013, 09:23:32 PM
Kind of fun, tho i never thought of myself as a caster type...

You Are A:

Neutral Good Human Sorcerer (6th Level)

Ability Scores:
Strength- 16
Dexterity- 14
Constitution- 18
Intelligence- 17
Wisdom- 16
Charisma- 13

Neutral Good- A neutral good character does the best that a good person can do. He is devoted to helping others. He works with kings and magistrates but does not feel beholden to them. Neutral good is the best alignment you can be because it means doing what is good without bias for or against order. However, neutral good can be a dangerous alignment when it advances mediocrity by limiting the actions of the truly capable.

Humans are the most adaptable of the common races. Short generations and a penchant for migration and conquest have made them physically diverse as well. Humans are often unorthodox in their dress, sporting unusual hairstyles, fanciful clothes, tattoos, and the like.

Sorcerers- Sorcerers are arcane spellcasters who manipulate magic energy with imagination and talent rather than studious discipline. They have no books, no mentors, no theories just raw power that they direct at will. Sorcerers know fewer spells than wizards do and acquire them more slowly, but they can cast individual spells more often and have no need to prepare their incantations ahead of time. Also unlike wizards, sorcerers cannot specialize in a school of magic. Since sorcerers gain their powers without undergoing the years of rigorous study that wizards go through, they have more time to learn fighting skills and are proficient with simple weapons. Charisma is very important for sorcerers; the higher their value in this ability, the higher the spell level they can cast.
67  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: (Movie) Oblivion, Re-visited on: August 13, 2013, 03:58:01 AM
Spoiler for Hiden:
They are all clones, but they all seem to have vestigial memories along with similar character traits.   When the agent 49 meets the counterpart clone to agent 52, they continue to banter about the same differences of opinions that he had with his own counterpart even though they had never met.  There is supposed to be a core part of him that  is genuinely himself no matter how often he is cloned or controlled by the alien.
68  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie]Thor:The Dark World on: August 10, 2013, 01:30:45 AM
Was the stone giant guy at the end the same race as from the animated  "Planet Hulk" movie? 
69  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Do you wear a watch? on: July 29, 2013, 08:09:35 PM
I wear a watch whenever I am dressed up beyond jeans and a t-shirt.  It's just a part of the business casual or formal look for me.
70  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NO, Adrian! on: July 26, 2013, 08:30:58 PM
Director Ryan Coogler, fresh off the acclaimed drama “Fruitvale Station,” is set to direct.  Coogler originally pitched the idea to Stallone, who uses the same management company as the director. Stallone reportedly liked the idea of pushing the franchise forward with a new lead enough to bring the story to MGM. The studio is in early talks to also bring aboard his “Fruitvale Station” star, Michael B. Jordan, for the title role in “Creed,” according to the report.

Read more:

It sounds more promising knowing someone totally new and talented is behind the initial push to get the movie made.  It may not be a grab for easy cash from a studio executive afraid of new ideas, but a fresh perspective on an old story. 
71  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Free Facebook cash...and no entries? - Feedback on giveaways on: July 26, 2013, 08:24:08 PM

Quote from: kratz on July 24, 2013, 06:56:22 PM

FYI: The #1 way I end up on a front page story is from a FB post, so... keep doing those.

72  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Superman: Man of Steel on: June 27, 2013, 09:01:46 PM
I liked it too.  I am pretty sure the Jor El AI was a part of the "Superman" key that traveled with him as a baby, and Kal El handed to LL when they were captured.
73  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: June 12, 2013, 05:18:09 PM!\

Star Wars, as read by an all star voice over cast.
74  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Am I the only one that would like a good old fashioned pay to play MMO? on: June 10, 2013, 04:03:44 AM
Maybe i should have stuck this link here, it seems to fit the thread.
75  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 3 is here. on: June 05, 2013, 08:59:54 PM

Quote from: Roman on June 05, 2013, 08:51:12 PM

Wishful thinking there Ceekay.......????? slywink

You think he's CK's type?
76  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: World of ww2 tank mmo on: June 04, 2013, 01:15:03 AM

Interesting apporach to the Pay-to-win mmo approach.
77  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Superman: Man of Steel on: May 22, 2013, 03:11:19 AM
One more trailer out today.  Looks like alot of action packed into a reboot.
78  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Star Trek 2, AKA Star Trek Into Darkness on: May 20, 2013, 10:43:18 PM
Saw it over the weekend, and loved it.  I was much happier coming out of the theater than I was for IM3.
79  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Arrested Development Returning! on: May 16, 2013, 09:25:16 PM

Quote from: ATB on May 16, 2013, 02:23:58 PM

That is everything I wanted it to be.  I think Tobias would make any gif better.
80  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Arrested Development Returning! on: May 16, 2013, 12:48:24 AM
Tobias Funke has a website to promote his acting...
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