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41  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ghost Recon Online on: July 16, 2013, 03:01:34 AM
Been playing this one for a few months now and have a level 30 Assault and Specialist. It's a fun shooter game.

The latest patch "tweaked" the non-paying economy and raises the prices of in-game earned RP but lowered the prices for money-bought GC. May be a wee bit tougher if you're just starting out now since the prices of equipment have gone up (unless you're willing to pay real money that is).
42  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: SUMMER SALE!!! on: July 15, 2013, 10:16:44 AM

Quote from: EddieA on July 15, 2013, 10:13:36 AM

Quote from: Tokek on July 15, 2013, 10:05:52 AM

I seem to be missing a 4th title in the Flash sale, probably something I can't buy from my region. Can someone tell me what the missing title is?

The ones I have are: The Testament of Sherlock Holmes, Mass Effect 2 and Trine 2.


The other game is PES (Pro Evolution Soccer) 2013 for $13.59.

Thanks! Good thing it isn't something I'm interested in.
43  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: SUMMER SALE!!! on: July 15, 2013, 10:05:52 AM
I seem to be missing a 4th title in the Flash sale, probably something I can't buy from my region. Can someone tell me what the missing title is?

The ones I have are: The Testament of Sherlock Holmes, Mass Effect 2 and Trine 2.

44  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Borderlands 2 on: July 10, 2013, 12:17:39 PM
Here's a good source for Shift codes:
45  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Star Citizen, space combat simulation game (Chris Roberts' latest) on: July 07, 2013, 04:49:01 AM
I only have the Scout backer ship so far but so tempted to spend money on some ships crybaby

I think I will not open the website today at all, otherwise I may be tempted.
46  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Could you pass the US citizenship test? on: July 06, 2013, 11:24:48 AM
11 out of 20, not bad for a non-US citizen who has never taken extensive US history before.
47  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gunpoint on: June 06, 2013, 01:02:01 PM
Here's my epilogue. I definitely will play it through again, it's fun.
48  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Star Trek 2, AKA Star Trek Into Darkness on: May 17, 2013, 07:46:09 AM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on May 17, 2013, 05:52:30 AM

Go see Iron Man 3 now if you're interested.  Everyone will be watching the new hotness.  You can probably get a Sunday matinee to yourself.

That's what the wife and I are planning to do this weekend, hopefully.
49  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Star Trek 2, AKA Star Trek Into Darkness on: May 15, 2013, 04:42:46 PM
Just came back from seeing it on opening night here. The wife and I enjoyed it.
50  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk about piracy. on: April 13, 2013, 03:25:21 AM
The only way I can keep up with the current tv shows is by pirating them sadly. Most of them will show up on my local cable channel eventually but it will be 3-6 months later and heavily censored, same with dvd box sets of shows. I do have cable at home and subscribe to HBO so they are getting my money, lol.

With all the digital distribution service like Steam, Origin, etc, I find I don't need to pirate games anymore and haven't in years.
51  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So what would ya say.....ya do here? on: April 04, 2013, 02:02:34 AM
I'm an IT Systems Engineer at a geophysics company
52  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Veronica Mars movie [kickstarter] on: March 14, 2013, 12:46:05 PM
53  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Best Tattoo Cleanup Job Ever? on: February 27, 2013, 12:08:53 PM
From this:

To this:

And the artist who fixed it did it for free:
54  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Simple Free Photo Editing on: February 27, 2013, 11:39:52 AM
Sorry to be late to the party but this works too:
55  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Euro Truck Simulator 2 on: February 24, 2013, 02:10:55 PM

Quote from: lex on February 23, 2013, 09:01:04 PM

Yeah, xbox360 controller works really well.  I still use the keyboard to access things like my lights and turn signals and things.

I bought the game last weekend at GMG when it was on sale.  I now took out a $400K loan, upgraded my garage, bought two more trucks and I now have two drivers working for me!!!

Too bad I can't assign routes to them

I've assigned a few buttons that I use frequently to the controller's buttons and I hardly ever need to switch to keyboard now, except when I'm in management screen or in map screen.

I found that they do a pretty good job of finding their own routes and jobs. As you upgrade their skills, they'll get better paying jobs since they'll have more choices.
56  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Euro Truck Simulator 2 on: February 23, 2013, 03:21:35 PM
I'm using my xbox 360 controller and it's working fine so far.
57  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Ghost Recon Online (F2P, 3rd person shooter) on: February 16, 2013, 05:11:04 PM
I tried this out today after watching "WTF is..." review of Ghost Recon Online and I must say I like it! It's very close to battlefield series but it's 3rd person and a bit slower pace since you really need to take advantage of the covers. I can see myself trying this out for a while.

Watch the "WTF is..." clip here:

I'd say this game is worth a try if you like shooters.
58  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Deployment on: December 12, 2012, 07:44:51 AM
Congrats Kato and thanks for your service!!

Let me know if you're ever in my part of the world and I'll take you out and show you the sights.
59  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2012: GOTY/GOAT of the year? on: November 27, 2012, 09:18:51 AM
I'd say The Walking Dead
60  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Telltale]The Walking Dead on: November 21, 2012, 02:23:08 PM
Finished the game and the ending actually left me breathless. Wow, just wow.
61  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Goodreads (social reading site) on: October 10, 2012, 11:08:32 AM
Here's mine. Though I must warn you, I don't update that often.
62  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sleeping Dogs Review is up! on: August 25, 2012, 05:31:06 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 25, 2012, 04:38:11 PM

I've been busy visiting shrines and collecting statues as well; I got the perks that make them show up on the minimap so it is fairly easy, although some statues show up in areas I cannot figure a way to get to yet; I guess they'll unlock with story missions, but there is one that shows up on the highway in Central that I cannot find at all.  my only guess is that there is an underground room there that is a story mission.

The ones under the highway near the ocean would be the sewers, you can get to it from the ocean. They are in a room with a camera too so you can do those both at the same time. Take a speed boat or swim to get to them.
63  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sleeping Dogs Review is up! on: August 22, 2012, 02:56:23 AM
I finished the main story line last night and enjoyed the game very much. Now comes the free-play sessions.

The fights gets easier once you've unlocked the 100% health increase (collect all the shrines) and got all the melee moves (collect all statues). I usually focus on the grapplers first since they can't counter and once they grab you, it's a pretty big hit. Once the grapplers are down, the fights get easier.
64  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Time to say good-bye to my best friend. on: August 10, 2012, 03:41:20 AM
Sorry for your loss Arclight
65  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Last of the Red Hot Steam Freebies on: August 02, 2012, 06:52:42 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on July 28, 2012, 12:08:01 AM

I have one copy of the Tribes: Ascend Starter Pack and one copy of Dungeon Defenders that I'm still trying to give away.

I'll take the Tribes: Ascend pack if it's still available
66  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Happy Birthday Hark! on: July 19, 2012, 03:41:12 AM
Happy birthday Hark!
67  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Good luck tomorrow, Pete on: July 10, 2012, 01:26:43 AM
Good luck Pete!
68  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Transporting Desktop Computer by plane - good or bad experiences? on: July 09, 2012, 03:20:05 AM
I took my gaming PC with me when I went back to Indonesia a couple of years back in my checked luggage and it survived OK. I made sure to cover it with clothes so it wouldn't get too banged up but I left all the parts inside, just made sure they're all tight before I packed it.

My dad also carried a PC back with him in his checked luggage a few years ago and we took apart the video card, ram, hard drive, etc, and that too survived the deal.
69  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: We need fresh blood- dont we? on: July 05, 2012, 07:24:20 AM
Count me in as the mostly lurking kind though I have no issues with the number of people GT has. I "know" most of the regular posters here and I like the fact that GT is a small, tight-knit community of mature people/gamers. Plus with being half-way around on the other side of the planet kind of puts me a bit out of touch.
70  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Win a copy of Diablo III (CE and Regular) on: May 16, 2012, 03:02:18 AM
Sadly I'm not eligible to win it crybaby
71  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So I'm Going To Have A Boy on: May 09, 2012, 02:37:38 AM

I'll be there as well shortly, though the gender is still unknown at this time icon_biggrin
72  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Would a wireless network adapter work for gaming on a desktop PC? on: February 24, 2012, 01:38:49 AM
This is what I currently use at home and have been using it for a few years now and no issues for online gaming (FPS and MMO) or media streaming on LAN.

Your PC will think it's on a regular network since it will connect to the bridge via regular cat-5 cable. The bridge will connect via WiFi to your router. One thing I like about this set up is you can find a good spot for the bridge where the WiFi signal strength is strongest and not have to move the PC around.

If you do a lot of huge file transfers between PCs on the LAN, you'd still want cable connection though. File transfers through WiFi is painfully slow.
73  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pasadena, CA? on: February 21, 2012, 06:49:27 AM
I used to live near Pasadena, well within your 30 minute drive limit. I lived in Rosemead and could get to Pasadena without hitting any freeways. Biyobi is right, there are plenty of options for you to choose from either in Pasadena itself or outside of it.

May want to look into the Rose parade route and maybe avoid living around the routes if you would prefer to avoid the road closures and crazy parking once a year =)
74  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Starfarer on: February 20, 2012, 08:45:02 AM
I'm playing this as well and so far I'm liking it. Haven't had time to play much though.
75  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Request for beta readers on: February 16, 2012, 04:30:54 AM
If it's open to non-US peeps, I'd be willing to help out.
76  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Found out my mother has cancer today on: January 05, 2012, 03:24:27 PM
My ex was diagnosed with breast cancer, she went in for a lumpectomy, followed by chemo and radiation. Hers was a tough case for the docs too cause her tumor was attached to the chest muscles. I think she just past her 5 years now so can be considered cancer free instead of in remission.

The chemo days will be tough for both her and her caregivers, but like Roman said, there's an end in sight.
77  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam: Great Gift Pile (trade talk - coupons, coal, etc.) on: January 01, 2012, 08:21:56 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on January 01, 2012, 07:03:26 PM

I bought an extra copy of Orcs Must Die! and the DLC for anybody interested.  Most of my Friends List already owns it and the others don't have it on their wishlist or else I'd give it to one of them.

If no one's interested, I'll take it off your hands. Do you want anything off my list? Maybe a copy of "The Ship" or GTAIII or portal?
78  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam: Great Gift Pile (trade talk - coupons, coal, etc.) on: January 01, 2012, 02:34:40 PM
Here's my list:
Copy of Portal
Copy of GTAIII
2x Copy of The Ship
25% off Valve
50% Back to the Future
50% Operation Flashpoint: Red River
79  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Impressions, tweaks and more! on: December 05, 2011, 02:32:25 PM
Borrowed from D.A. Lewis over at OO:

Quote from: D.A.Lewis
For those of you who have not been paying attention, there is an absolutly beautiful cover of the Skyrim theme song.

Beware however, you'll be tempted to play the song over and over instead of playing the game.

the click is totally worth it

Malukah's Cover of "The Dragonborn comes"
80  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: It is as of right now official. I clicked the "submit application" button... on: December 02, 2011, 02:41:02 AM
Best of luck Pete, hope it all works out!
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