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161  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Batman 3, aka Dark Knight Rising on: December 20, 2011, 02:21:56 AM
OWS is in the movie? Catwoman is part of the 99%.
162  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Is Steam down? on: December 19, 2011, 02:16:43 AM

Quote from: frost on December 17, 2011, 05:48:06 PM

Quote from: Victoria Raverna on December 16, 2011, 01:27:48 PM

According to NVidia, the dying PC gaming sales is going to surpass console gaming sales in 2014.

As a PC gamer, I can only hope that's true. 

Somehow, though, I don't see how that will happen.  What is their logic based on?  Maybe I've been misled on recent trends, but sucky consoles are still going strong.

I think they expect PC gaming sales continue to rise each year following the current trend and the console gaming sales are going to slow down until the next generation of XBOX, PS, etc. are released which is likely to be after 2014.

By PC gaming, I think they include digital download PC games, MMORPG, free-to-play, DLCs, facebook social gaming, etc.

163  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Is Steam down? on: December 16, 2011, 01:27:48 PM
According to NVidia, the dying PC gaming sales is going to surpass console gaming sales in 2014.
164  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PC gaming more expensive then consoles? on: December 14, 2011, 03:26:25 AM
Also the comparison should include the following scenarios:

PC gamers need a PC for non gaming purpose, so the cost of PC gaming is only whatever parts that PC gamers need to buy to be able to play games on his PC. So maybe only include cost of graphic cards and some extra RAM, plus the cost of games.

Console gamers have TV for non gaming purpose, so the cost of console gaming is really just the cost of the console itself plus cost of games.
165  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Warlock: Master of the Arcane on: December 09, 2011, 07:50:18 AM
New Master of Magic?
166  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Steam Downloads- Is this Accurate? Could use some advice... on: November 25, 2011, 04:07:44 AM
I don't think they'll refund. This is why most people wait until last day to buy stuffs that are not in the daily sale. Steam's official policy is no refund at all. Their unofficial policy is to only refund preordered games before they're released. Once a game is released, you can't ask for refund.

My experience so far with customer support of digital download stores, Steam is at the bottom of the list. Origin/EA is at the upper part of the list since they can gift you something or refund you if you have trouble with your order.
167  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Just got emails saying I used "forgot password" function but I never did. on: November 12, 2011, 05:11:53 AM
Got one too.
168  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: November 02, 2011, 01:48:20 AM
King of Dragon Pass is on sale for $5.99 down from $9.99.

169  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: October 05, 2011, 04:01:26 AM
Siri seem to be software based or are there any hardware requirement that make it impossible to implement in iPhone 4?
170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So... should I give Thief a second chance? on: October 04, 2011, 12:40:13 AM

Quote from: Razgon on October 03, 2011, 08:18:22 PM

Shalebridge Cradle...dear lord...that was the craziest thing ever!

oh, and BJ - You do know Thief 4 is being developed right now, by the guys who made Deus Ex: Human Revolution, right?

Hopefully they don't add bosses to Thief 4 and outsource those to people who don't know anything about Thief series. smile
171  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's your daily routine? on: September 29, 2011, 06:39:35 AM
Normal routine during workdays.

5:10 Waking up.
5:10-5:40 Web Browsing or Play some light games like The Sims 3. Having breakfast (sometime).
5:40 Waking my wife.
5:40-6:00 Continue with Web Browsing or Play light games. Having breakfast (sometime).
6:00-6:25 Shower and other bathroom business.
6:25-6:30 Get dressed.
6:40 Leave for work.
7:10 Arriving at workplace.
7:10-7:30 Read newspaper and having breakfast (if I don't have one at home).
7:30 Office hour Start
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00 Back working.
16:30 Office hour End.
16:30-19:00 (Leave office between those hours depend on my wife having overtime or not).
After that 1.5 hours travel time to reach home (took longer on return trip due to traffic jam)
Dinner (and sometime go out to watch movie with my wife).
Arrive home.
Browsing/Play Games/Watch TV/Spend time with my wife.
22:00 Go to bed.
172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Steam Questions. on: September 28, 2011, 03:49:06 AM

Quote from: Sarkus on September 28, 2011, 02:57:39 AM

... when I restarted it I was told it didn't recognize my computer and I had to log back in ...

It did that before the latest update so the "bug/feature" existed before the latest update. BTW, when I got that message, I didn't type in my password to log back in. I just closed everything and ran Steam again. It logged me in automatically on the second run.
173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wasted on Steam (calculates your Steam stats) on: September 21, 2011, 05:18:33 AM
Has logged 549.3 hours of playtime — that's 22 days, 21 hours, and 18 minutes worth
Has spent the most time playing Dragon Age: Origins, which accounts for 37.0% of their playtime
Has played 86 games, while 177 remain untouched frown you can also view unplayed and played games
Owns 263 games for a total worth of $2746.38 (at the games' current prices)
Fourteen games Victoria Raverna currently owns are on sale. View all of them?
Their overall account cost per hour of gametime of the games list below is $5.00

37% of playtime is from DA: Origins???
174  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Windows 8 on: September 15, 2011, 08:05:09 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 14, 2011, 02:15:05 AM

keynote video from today: , plu major Nelson on bringing Xbox Live to Windows 8.  dare we say goodnight to Games for Windows Live?

Does that mean Microsoft now want people to pay for XBOX Live Gold Membership to play newer multiplayer PC games?
175  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gaming Trend Poll- What upcoming games are you looking forward to the most? on: September 14, 2011, 06:45:55 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on September 13, 2011, 11:17:15 AM

there are these amazing things called 'settings' that allow you to decide that your stuff shouldn't be posted publicly, or only to certain groups of friends.  I know, shocking.  ninja

But Facebook sometime screw up and "accidentally" reveal information to those that you want to keep private. smile

One small example:

I always set my chat status to offline so that no one can keep track on when I use Facebook, but Facebook's undocumented feature foiled that since people on my friend list see I'm online for a bit before it set my chat status to offline.

176  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Lifestyle] Breaking my addiction to white powder. on: September 14, 2011, 05:07:59 AM
A question for Purge, you're promoting this "best" diet but how long have you been on the diet? According to your first post that was posted at Sept 3rd, you're at 3 days? So you have been on the diet for only 2 weeks so far? Maybe too early to make a conclusion on the quality of the diet?

177  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Lifestyle] Breaking my addiction to white powder. on: September 14, 2011, 05:01:28 AM

Quote from: kathode on September 14, 2011, 04:50:23 AM

Quote from: cheeba on September 14, 2011, 03:32:46 AM

Those people along with 15 others with equally fancy titles all rated 20 diets for Overall Best Diet, Best Weight-Loss Diet, Best Heart Healthy Diet, and Best Diabetes Diet. Paleo came in last in every category except 1 where it was 19th. [Source]

Here's an extensive, annotated rebuttal -

15 experts > 1 expert. slywink
178  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Lifestyle] Breaking my addiction to white powder. on: September 14, 2011, 02:39:47 AM

Quote from: Purge on September 13, 2011, 10:06:28 PM

Our bodies aren't simple math, and to think that such a complex system is nothing but cal in|cal out and that the cause of obesity is sloth or gluttony needs compelling scientific proof.

It is really that simple. Gaining weight is cal in > cal out. Losing weight is cal in < cal out. Cal in is from all the stuff that you eat. Cal out is the amount that your body burn + the amount of calories your secreted in your poop, your piss, and your sweat.
179  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Impressions and stuff! [Official Review too!] on: September 13, 2011, 01:04:15 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 13, 2011, 12:29:25 AM

one other thing the game is missing is melee weapons, and I cannot think of a single reason why they couldn't be in the game.

Because that'll be bringing a knife to a gunfight? smile
180  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: US credit rating downgraded on: August 09, 2011, 02:12:46 AM

Quote from: corruptrelic on August 07, 2011, 02:28:28 AM

SHANGHAI — China, the largest foreign holder of United States debt, said Saturday that Washington needed to “cure its addiction to debts” and “live within its means,” just hours after the rating agency Standard & Poor’s downgraded America’s long-term debt.

"The U.S. government has to come to terms with the painful fact that the good old days when it could just borrow its way out of messes of its own making are finally gone," read the commentary. Beijing called on Washington to make substantial cuts to its "gigantic military expenditure" and its "bloated social welfare" programs.

It is stupid to listen to China. They're not going to give good advice since they're a competitor.

Curing addiction to debts or live within its means is the thing that is going to kill US.

The solution is actually to borrow more.

Don't think of government debt as credit card debt but think of it as a business borrowing money to expand/invest.

Instead of trying to reduce debt, the government should transform from a non-profit organization into a profitable business organization. Borrow more money, invest those money. Buy or invest in profitable businesses around the world. Ignore idiots that call it socialism. It is pure capitalism, run the government like a business that give "government services" to citizens as corporate social policy but make profit from elsewhere. If successful this will eventually lower the taxes since the government don't need to collect taxes to cover the expenses if they make enough profit.
181  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: August 07, 2011, 01:21:13 AM
I think you misunderstood rshetts2. He was not completely sold on the security those authenticators provide. Not the security of the authenticators itself. So man in the middle attack is a good reason for that.
182  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Notch sued by Bethesda over use of the word "Scrolls" on: August 05, 2011, 11:36:29 PM
Boycott Bethesda! Don't buy Skyrim!
183  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: August 05, 2011, 02:59:19 PM
Man in middle attack can hack accounts that are protected by authenticators.
184  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Daily Deal: Runaway 1 + Arkham Asylum - Gods & Heroes - Dino D-Day on: July 28, 2011, 10:21:47 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 28, 2011, 06:55:03 PM

Weekend Deal is Dino D-Day for $4.99

plus it's free to play this weekend.

Another weekend deal is VTM: Bloodlines $4.99.
185  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amy Winehouse found dead in London on: July 25, 2011, 02:56:51 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on July 25, 2011, 02:28:39 AM

Quote from: Victoria Raverna on July 25, 2011, 01:27:15 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on July 24, 2011, 08:07:49 PM

I suppose a swastika is the same then right?  I mean it DOES have other meanings.  (there isn't a smiley face with eyes that roll enough for this)

Swastika/卐 has good meanings long before Nazi used it.

Back to the topic, not a fan of her, but sad news.

I did say as much, but the former meanings are far overshadowed by what it came to stand for, much like the confederate flag.  Very poor taste in choosing it for your avatar, especially since that particular usage of the swastika and colors wasn't formerly used prior to Nazi Germany afaik.

Changed it to another version. smile
186  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amy Winehouse found dead in London on: July 25, 2011, 01:27:15 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on July 24, 2011, 08:07:49 PM

I suppose a swastika is the same then right?  I mean it DOES have other meanings.  (there isn't a smiley face with eyes that roll enough for this)

Swastika/卐 has good meanings long before Nazi used it.

Back to the topic, not a fan of her, but sad news.

187  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic announced on: July 21, 2011, 05:25:34 AM

Quote from: Blackjack on July 20, 2011, 03:26:03 PM

I'm "wait and see" on that, in part because I'm hoping there'll be a boxed version with some Star Wars Geek goodies in it.  icon_smile

I was very pleased with my experience buying Starcraft 2 via Blizzard's own digital download service last year. I just don't have particular faith that an EA service would be as well designed. Blizzard's service just hawks its own few old (albeit great) titles, while EA would probably be shoving 3,942 games most of us don't care about via obnoxious advertising on the Origin service. But it it's designed well and isn't a mess and doesn't bog my system down, I'd consider it.

I have been purchasing games from Origin since it was called EA Online Store and use the client since it was called EA Download Manager. The client is running just fine and there is no obnoxious advertising on Origin store page, it is comparable to Steam store page. Origin is just like Impulse for EA games, you only need Origin client to download games, but you don't need it to play them just like Impulse except you also don't need it to patch games since EA don't use Origin to patch games.
188  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Latest Patch for Fallout New Vegas is a game killer on: July 20, 2011, 02:49:06 AM
You can try to "Verify integrity of game cache" feature to repair the game and see if that help before reinstalling the whole thing.

What I hate about this patch is the autoupdate redownload over 8 GB (probably the whole game).
189  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: July 18, 2011, 01:27:53 AM
Fox 5 News Waterpowered jetpack
190  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Daily Deal on Hold For THE SUMMER SALE! on: July 11, 2011, 02:28:19 AM
Magicka 6 DLCs (Marshland, Nippon, Final Frontier, Watchtower, Frozen Lake, Robe Bundle) $4.67
Audiosurf $1.49
Cities XL 2011 $7.99
Terraria $4.99
Paradox Fantasy Pack $7.99
Guardians of Graxia + Guardians of Graxia Elves and Dwarves Expansion $3.98

Total: $31.11

From redeeming tickets:
Guardians of Graxia Map Pack DLC
Delve Deeper DLC
Magicka The Lonely Cruise DLC
X3:  A Sunny Place DLC
Alien Breed 2 : Assault
191  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Streaming from PC to PS3? on: July 08, 2011, 02:02:25 AM

Quote from: morlac on July 07, 2011, 01:52:19 PM

Quote from: Canuck on July 02, 2011, 03:06:52 PM

ok I tried the PS3 media player thing and it works great.  MKV files and everything!

Any tips for doing this wireless?  Well my Pc is wireless but my PS3 is hardwired.  I tend to get choppiness and stuttering trying to watch anything of decent quality.

You can choose to transcode it using ps3 media server instead of just streaming so just choose one of the transcoding option when playing it on PS3. Also remember to set ps3 media server to compress to a lower bandwidth version when transcoding (if I recall correctly, there is a drop down arrow in the encoder setting where let you choose a suitable setting for lower bandwitdh connection.
192  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Daily Deal on Hold For THE SUMMER SALE! on: July 08, 2011, 01:51:19 AM

Quote from: mirage775 on July 08, 2011, 01:14:36 AM

Quote from: Victoria Raverna on July 08, 2011, 12:39:13 AM

Quote from: mirage775 on July 07, 2011, 04:17:48 PM

I know it's a little late to ask, but is prototype worth 15 bucks?


Damn....  Is it worth $20?

Yes, but since you have waited so long to get it (It was released in 2009), why not just wait for the next holiday sale to get it if it is not back in an encore sale in the last day. I think it was on sale in every single Steam's holiday sale.
193  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Daily Deal on Hold For THE SUMMER SALE! on: July 08, 2011, 12:39:13 AM

Quote from: mirage775 on July 07, 2011, 04:17:48 PM

I know it's a little late to ask, but is prototype worth 15 bucks?

194  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Daily Deal on Hold For THE SUMMER SALE! on: July 07, 2011, 03:50:33 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on July 07, 2011, 02:17:50 AM

Quote from: Lyno on July 07, 2011, 01:53:31 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on July 06, 2011, 06:07:18 PM

Quote from: Gratch on July 06, 2011, 05:48:39 PM

Jamestown looks remotely interesting.  Anyone played it?  Worth a fiver?

Seems to be getting decent reviews.  Here's a GiantBomb Quicklook showing a good portion of gameplay.

As for the tickets, I have 2.  I quickly gave up trying to get any that I didn't already have, so I'm just hoping for the best.

Here's 6 tickets that don't require any games and are super easy:

June 30th
Welcome to Camp - Join The Summer Camp Official Group

July 1st
Find your friends - Link your Facebook Profile in Steam

July 2nd
Introduce yourself - Post a comment on a friend's Steam Community profile page

July 3rd
Write home - Recommend a game to your friends

July 4th
Say Cheese - Post a screenshot

July 5th
Play time - Play a free game demo


Thanks for the tips!  I'm not willing to link my profile to Facebook (frankly I use that as minimally as possible), and can't seem to get the screenshot one to work for me.  I've taken a screenshot and uploaded it, but didn't get credit.

You can always create another facebook profile just for gaming or linking to get bonus on Steam. smile
195  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Empty your pockets please. on: June 30, 2011, 02:04:25 AM
Pants: Wallet, work badge/pass, phone.
Shirt: My keys.
196  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: The conservative image on: June 26, 2011, 03:02:44 AM

Quote from: iloveplywood on June 23, 2011, 07:37:09 PM

Death Penalty:  Al Gore wasn't against the death penalty, has any democratic presidential candidate been for abolishing the death penalty (Obama switched to a pro-death penalty stance while running for president)?  Which is worse -- people that run for office believing in the death penalty or people believing the death penalty is heinous but changing their position because of political expediency?  I'm against the death penalty but the argument that killing one innocent person is too much can be applied to keeping one person locked up in a cell for life too -- should we free all the prisoners?  Frankly I think I'd rather be killed than spend my whole life locked up (of course I might feel differently in a non-hypothetical situation) for a crime I didn't commit.  Anyway, I get your point that in a wildly imperfect judicial system the death penalty is scary.

Maybe the question is what is worse, a person that is stubborn or someone that can change his mind? smile

As for the argument against death penalty, I think the argument is that if you have someone locked up for life if the court found out later that they made mistake, they can free him/her. On the other hand if the court can't resurrect a person if they found out that they were wrong.
197  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: [WIN7]Trying to delete 'free Space' to make it 'Unallocated' on: June 22, 2011, 09:29:38 AM
Or get EASEUS Partition Master Home Edition.
198  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Crysis 2 - pulled from Steam! on: June 17, 2011, 07:42:27 AM

Quote from: TiLT on June 15, 2011, 07:30:21 PM

The difference between Valve and EA in this matter is that Steam is an "open" platform where anyone can release games. EA's platform isn't, which means that unless players for some bizarre reason only play EA games, they'll be forced to use multiple download services. Thanks, but no thanks.

I think most gamers here use multiple download services. We buy games mostly from Steam, but some also use Impulse and Origin is not that bad since it is just a new version  EA Download Manager with built-in browser to EA Online Store that were renamed to Origin.

I started using EA Download Manager when I found out that IP address from Indonesia allowed me to buy from Singapore EA Store where pricing for new EA games are lower than US pricing.

I got the whole The Sims 3 plus all expansions from EA Store. At first the EA Download Manager didn't have much feature just like downloader but later EA added the ability to buy games directly and add the ability to download newer games directly to the install path almost like Steam but without the auto patching (which is probably not required since most EA games include patching from launcher).

199  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Army of Darkness Defense iOS FREE on: June 17, 2011, 06:27:51 AM
NOW FREE FOR A VERY LIMITED TIME!!! Get out your boomstick and rev up your chainsaw!

Army of Darkness Defense

Army of Darkness Defense HD

200  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Man, its boring being out of work on: June 17, 2011, 02:41:09 AM

Quote from: Razgon on June 16, 2011, 07:52:15 PM

Thanks guys, some excellent ideas in there. As for the workout, I kinda stopped that when I lost my job, but I'll start monday back on my three times a week in a fitness center - Great idea.

As for charity....not a bad idea, I'll have to look into that.  Not sure what options there are though, but then again, its a pretty good way to use ones time.

I did briefly consider edumiduciating myself further, but not quite sure what and how. I've been in the marketing /costumer / sales / telemarketing business all of my life, even though I have a computer degree.

Its easy to become lost in doing nothing every day though, which is why I get up early every day and do the daily stuff, and now with training as well :-)

As for reading all of Ceekays post? I'm unemployed, not immortal.

I must admit, I *have* been playing Mount and Blade Warband (Prophecy of Pendor) a LOT though...which also gets kinda boring in the long run!

Since you were in sales, why not spend free time to do some freelance sales job while looking for a salary job?
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