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41  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The 100 on: November 19, 2015, 04:41:05 AM

Quote from: ravenvii on November 18, 2015, 08:43:24 PM

So Season 2 went up on Netflix a couple of weeks ago, and I finished watching it last night.

This show is awesome. I can't wait for the 3rd season!

I'm pleasantly surprised by this show!
42  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Today is Veteran's Day - thanks dbt & others! on: November 18, 2015, 05:41:16 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on November 18, 2015, 04:45:55 PM

Arizona seems to be a popular destination these days.
It sure is. My parents moved there permanently and I train over there all the time, I love Phoenix and Scotsdale! If I ever get tired of Georgia, I'll be moving there as well
43  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1]Fallout 4 on: November 10, 2015, 07:29:52 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on November 10, 2015, 07:00:29 PM

How recovering from surgery and I've played about six hours or so

Few tips and observation

Careful fighting around vehicles they go boom
 You get power armor early but it runs on fuel so don't go running around in it for long periods
Upgrade your weapons


liking what i see so far

Hope you have a speedy recovery Forge. Video games is the best rehab/time killer/pain distracter.
44  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: BlOps 3 on: November 10, 2015, 02:38:36 AM

Quote from: Teggy on November 10, 2015, 02:34:15 AM

The game actually takes place 50 years from now so the time travel that takes place before each round requires some extra time.

This makes sense since you work at the GMO building (inside joke sorry)
45  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: BlOps 3 on: November 09, 2015, 08:48:20 PM

Quote from: Zinfan on November 09, 2015, 07:14:36 PM

If you have it available try the Pharo SMG.  Super low recoil, fast movement while aiming down sights, 4 round burst that will continue to fire as you hold the trigger down.  I like it more than the VMP.  The Gorgon is OP for sure, I picked up one in a game that had some nice attachments on it and proceeded to kill fools with abandon until another Gorgon shut me down.  I have the Gorgon unlocked but haven't leveled it up too far yet as I'm working on the Pharo and the LCR1 and the Man of War and etc......

I now only use the gorgon if I'm really struggling. Nerf incoming for that weapon I'm sure, so get used to not relying on it. But enjoy while you can smile
Still having a lot of success with the X2 (3 round burst rifle) and the War Machine Assault rifle.
Leveling up the 7 round burst LMG at the moment, but so far I like it.
Pharo SMG is my favorite SMG so far. Especially if you do well with burst weapons
46  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: BlOps 3 on: November 08, 2015, 01:36:16 AM
Love the game, single player bores me but zombie and multiplayer is awesome. Treyarch is the only CoD developer I trust
47  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1]Fallout 4 on: November 04, 2015, 02:33:09 AM
48  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1] Halo 5 on: November 02, 2015, 01:53:43 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on November 02, 2015, 04:41:17 AM

Fumble and I just played a match of Breakout where we won 5-1.  3 of the round victories were flag caps on my part, and the last was a kill while carrying the flag just as I was about to cap it again.  The other team was utterly oblivious to the fact that I was making a point of capping the flag.

I had a bit less success at it the match before, but it was still pretty exciting to make unmolested flag runs in that mode.

I'm loving breakout and swat modes for Halo.  While I love Warzone, I wish there were more maps for it and I miss the Co-op horde mode firefight
49  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 10/30/15 Halloween Edition on: November 02, 2015, 01:51:53 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on November 02, 2015, 01:15:48 PM

Played Battleborn Closed Technical Test and I'm impressed so far.   Totally ignored Destiny this weekend and played Wasteland 2 Director's Cut, but I think I'll be putting Destiny on the back burner for the time being.    I'm actually looking forward to Fallout 4 next week

Hey SoulChilde, do you have favorable impressions for Wasteland on the XB1? I need a single player game to play when I'm offline come December vacation.
50  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/3) on: November 02, 2015, 11:00:52 AM
Call of Duty on XB1. I skipped the beta and didn't expect to buy this year, but strong word of mouth from my gamer buddies had me reconsider
51  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: October 25, 2015, 09:47:40 PM
To be fair, I didn't hate the new look and layout but the bugs and instability killed it for me.
52  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: October 24, 2015, 01:44:12 AM

Quote from: WalkingFumble on October 23, 2015, 10:44:47 PM

Hope I didn't miss a post where this was previously discussed, but did anyone else get the new dashboard preview?  Not just the app where you can try backwards comparability and whatnot,  the full 1.1gb "now my dashboard looks even more like a squareboard website" update.  WHY!?  Now I know the movie "Idiocracy" isn't just a funny movie, its a documentary.  Stupid is winning.

I did and then immediately rolled it back. Buggy as hell. Apps keep crashing and video playback (streaming movies) doesn't work most of the time
53  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: October 20, 2015, 06:01:10 PM

Quote from: farley2k on October 20, 2015, 05:39:33 PM



Han has seen things and been through a lot smile great meme!
Almost has that thousand yard stare slywink
54  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: October 20, 2015, 03:22:33 AM
Great trailer. I'm a big fan of trailers that leave some mystery to the movie going in.
55  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Inside Out - Pixar's next movie on: October 19, 2015, 07:18:16 PM

Quote from: Gratch on October 19, 2015, 02:11:13 PM

I felt like Inside Out was trying soooooo hard to punch me right in the feels...and every swing just completely missed.  Everyone around me was in tears, and I just thought 'meh'.  I'm wondering if I simply wasn't in the right mood the day I saw it.  Need to go back and watch it again and see.

Then again, I had the same reaction to all of the Toy Story movies.  I usually love Pixar films, but those just never connected with me at any level.

I watched this yesterday with my wife, son, and in laws. They all were teary eyed and emotional, while I just sat there like an android. 
I'm with you Gratch, maybe we need to be in the right state of mind to fully appreciate this film. Or maybe we are just cold hearted bastards slywink
56  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/20) on: October 19, 2015, 01:27:01 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on October 19, 2015, 11:32:39 AM

Nada..  I'm off the AssCreed bandwagon...   Actually, Rebel Galaxy for the PC and I'll pick up Warhammer on a Steam Sale. 

I'm done with AssCreed as well. Can't believe I bought Unity on the first day.  I only played that game for only 1 hour
57  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/20) on: October 19, 2015, 09:11:29 AM
Warhammer and Rebel Galaxy for the PC.
58  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Godzilla vs King Kong! (again!) on: October 16, 2015, 05:38:25 AM
Curious to see how this is going to work. Either they shrink Godzilla a bit, or they give King Kong some serious performance enchanting drugs so the ape can compete effectively.
59  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 14, 2015, 04:00:22 PM

Quote from: farley2k on October 14, 2015, 03:38:38 PM

Nailed it!



No....you shall not multi pass
60  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1] Halo 5 on: October 13, 2015, 02:27:58 AM
Can't wait smile
61  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Advice/input welcome for my amateur fighting career! on: October 09, 2015, 12:42:33 AM

Quote from: TheEgoWhip on October 08, 2015, 09:06:31 PM

Have a Scouting camping weekend with my son that Saturday, but if it gets cancelled or changed then I would love to come show some support.

Sweet! I'll keep you informed.  Would be nice to have someone record it. Unless I get knocked out. If that happens, conveniently "lose" the video
62  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Advice/input welcome for my amateur fighting career! on: October 08, 2015, 02:27:16 PM

Quote from: TheEgoWhip on October 08, 2015, 02:17:35 AM

Quote from: USMC Kato on October 07, 2015, 01:59:16 AM

I am 18 days out for my final fight of the year in Detroit, Michigan.

When/Where?

October 24th

Final Round Mixed Martial Arts Gym
3770 Plaza Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
63  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Advice/input welcome for my amateur fighting career! on: October 07, 2015, 03:29:42 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 07, 2015, 12:40:04 PM

Did you hear that Fedor is coming out of retirement? You should fight him. It'd be better than the guy he's actually fighting...

Yeah, crazy news. Before he signed with this new Japanese promotion Fedor was claiming he is coming back to fighting so he can fight the best in the world.  Guess he needs a tune up fight.
64  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Advice/input welcome for my amateur fighting career! on: October 07, 2015, 01:59:16 AM
I am 18 days out for my final fight of the year in Detroit, Michigan.  Had a few setbacks from injuries, but finally feel that everything is coming together nicely.  World Champ Joe Sittisak is back from Thailand as my partner, as I will be his training partner when he fights in Vegas next month. 

In April 2016, Phoenix Arizona, the Muay Thai open tournament http://usmuaythaiopen.com/the-u-s-muay-thai-open-is-back-for-2016/ will be taking place and if I win my weight class I have a chance to go pro at age 39! If that happens, I will most likely turn it down because my body can't keep this shit up and I don't need the money anyways.   






https://instagram.com/p/5YoKWdrRHd/


https://instagram.com/p/5ZctBMrROy/
65  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: September 28, 2015, 03:38:16 PM

Quote from: Punisher on September 28, 2015, 03:18:48 PM

Anyone know what kind of car Kato drives?
http://videosift.com/video/BURN-IT-BURN-IT-WITH-FIRE

Looks totally justified to me. Cleanse that demon with holy fire!!!
66  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nba 2k16 on: September 27, 2015, 06:53:34 AM
Indeed. Makes me wonder what a NFL 2K16 would be like
67  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie]Yakuza Apocalypse on: September 25, 2015, 06:12:36 PM
Yes! In before Flynn!
68  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 19, 2015, 06:49:53 PM

Quote from: Purge on September 19, 2015, 06:36:24 PM

If you see me online, feel free to invite   ;D

Not sure your biceps can fit into our XBOX live party Purge slywink
69  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend playlist - 9/18 edition on: September 18, 2015, 11:56:04 PM
Destiny when my friends are on, and Mad Max or Metal Gear when I'm all by lonesome.
70  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 18, 2015, 06:03:10 PM

Quote from: Clanwolfer on September 18, 2015, 05:45:43 PM

Quote from: Jarrodhk on September 18, 2015, 05:27:39 PM

As long as the servers don't have issues, I'm up for more playing smile

Which platform are you guys on? I need to link up with some other players. (I'm assuming it's not cross-platform?)

We are on the XB1
71  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 18, 2015, 06:02:44 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on September 18, 2015, 05:17:38 PM

Last night proved that this game is a ton of fun when you run with a Fire Team.  Had loads of fun with Jarrodhk and Kato last night.  Hopefully, we can get into more shenanigans tonight

thanks for playing with us Soul, incredibly more enjoyable with a full fire team.  I'll be on tonight
72  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/15) on: September 14, 2015, 04:00:05 PM
Destiny: Taken King
73  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 09/11 Patriotic Edition on: September 14, 2015, 02:54:13 AM

Quote from: Crawley on September 14, 2015, 02:27:18 AM

Got an XBox One a bit ago with the Walmart dealie ($350 2 controllers, gears of war + additional game). Popped in Gears of War figuring I'd just play a bit of it. Ended up playing a bunch of hours of the campaign. Probably haven't played it since it initially came out on the 360.

The new coat of shiny paint looks great. Some of the locations like the mining caverns which has liquid neon yellow water is pretty stunning to see. The gameplay is quite fun too. Not sure the last time I played a GoW game (probably some of 3) but it's quite fun. They also tweaked some of the areas. I recall the driving section of the game, where you have to hit the bats with a UV Ray were so frustrating. Can recall when I finished that section, after dieing over and over, I had a sliver of health. Now it was no probelm finishing.  They definitely made that section easier.

Also tried out the streaming to PC feature. Super easy to connect and start streaming. It streams fine for me without any noticeable  latency. But you can tell the graphics are a lot dimmer and more muddy. I'm running on very high but not sur if it's actually streaming at that rate.

In any case pretty neat feature and can see using it when the TV is occupied.


Nice!!! Welcome to the xbox family. Do you plan to play any multiplayer or coop?
74  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Women in combat on: September 13, 2015, 02:15:34 AM

Quote from: Andrew Wonser on September 13, 2015, 01:55:19 AM

Listened to the news on NPR and the one question I had was answered from the link. Namely were they underperforming because of lack of ability or because their male counterparts felt, even if not true, like that had to help. Also like a couple quotes at the end saying they are not closing the book on having women serve as infantry. Need more time and training. Think that new tech will also be something that helps out.

I'll have to go ahead and try to find that NPR segment as I find this subject a fascinating debate.

Another small thing I wanted to add. My fellow veterans here at GT know that personnel in a unit (platoon/squad/fire team) must not only know their own job, but be proficient below and above their current role in the team.

I used to think that the Marines were a bit cruel assigning me a heavy gunner MOS. I competed boot camp weighing 135 lbs, then graduates school of infantry 6 months later at 150lbs. It is undoubtedly the heaviest and most strenuous load to carry in light infantry. The wisdom is that I would eventually become strong enough to be effective even with my smaller frame. 
I understand that the Marine Corps data was taken over a year, I just want to know what kind of preparation these female Marines had before throwing them into a line unit
75  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Women in combat on: September 11, 2015, 03:23:59 PM

Quote from: ATB on September 11, 2015, 12:08:36 PM

Study finds all male units more effective than units with females.

Great read! I suspect those percentages would be a lot closer together if the physical assessment requirements for women are the same as men during the screening process. That is....qualifying to just get into Marine Corps Bootcamp, to graduate boot camp, and especially to graduate from School of Infantry (6 months of hard training) that the men already do.
This all starts at the very beginning and while most women that go through the same process as their male counterparts would fail, the women that pass would most likely succeed in a line unit.
76  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: September 11, 2015, 03:28:40 AM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on September 11, 2015, 03:22:37 AM

The fourth season of Longmire premiers today. thumbsup

Thanks for the heads up.
77  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: September 11, 2015, 02:33:25 AM
Person of interest is now available on Netflix. Good news for me ever since I cut the cord and went internet only.
78  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamer motivation survey on: September 10, 2015, 05:27:30 PM
My results. It looks like I'm all over the place

79  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamer motivation survey on: September 10, 2015, 12:00:40 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 09, 2015, 11:36:16 PM

Kato, I don't know who that is or what it means...

Sorry Engine, I'm a huge anime nerd and your results pie chart is exactly shaped like that characters famous glasses
80  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Women in combat on: September 09, 2015, 07:30:51 PM

Quote from: Lee on September 09, 2015, 07:16:24 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on September 09, 2015, 05:07:36 PM

To be fair Arclight, I know that you served in a "different" time, as did I. But you know that the women that did giggle are just POGs and  probably never hold a rifle until they have to re-qual at the range.  Men are just as guilty doing that as well, and i can't blame them. Those rear echelon types have a different job and role.  The women that desire to become Rangers or any other elite force WILL take this shit seriously.

Yikes Kato, I served about the same time you did and don't consider it a different time!

I can't speak to combat because I was in the AF noncombat job, but in jobs that I had that required lots lot grunt work or weapons, the majority of the women were not going to give anyone a chance to say they couldn't hack it, they made sure of it. Sure there were women who couldn't do everything thrown at them, but there were just as many guys who couldn't either.

Honestly, Arclight's might be ok if he was 90 and that was the culture, but it honestly it isn't deserving of a reply.

Yeah yeah you're right. It's just that in my final years instructing Rangers, and even now teaching military personnel combatives, these new active duty guys/gals are a truly a different kind of animal slywink
I won't elaborate at this time, but maybe later
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