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81  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] Animal Crossing New Leaf on: June 20, 2013, 11:42:20 PM
Got the pop-tart 3ds xl. My friend code: 0275-7927-6578.

I added everyone with friend code in this thread. Please add me.

82  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Next gen purchase poll on: June 18, 2013, 01:29:36 AM

Quote from: Purge on June 17, 2013, 05:45:31 AM

I'm glad you're waiting on me - I have a ton of game impressions to post (most being multiplatform), so I'm going to keep this brief as I have a lot to do.

Online persistent worlds are, for the most part, static. They do not experience things like continental drift- what I mean is that nano-changes, not even at a micro level, happen. You ride a mount, the same mount, every time. There is no wear on them, there are no changes. You do not impact the world around you in any significant way. Instances are instances. You don't get to build and customize a house in a neighborhood. You are above the cellophane sheet, where the world you're in is below it.

The possibility of cloud gaming has the possibility to change that. Consider you litter items on the ground, and log out. Your stuff will disappear as the server farms aren't capable of keeping track of it. Perhaps an item was a seed - no tree will grow. Cloud computing can change that if there is a developer interested in doing so.

I don't think you understand Cloud Computing. There is no different between MMO servers and cloud computing servers. There is nothing that cloud computing servers can do that MMO servers can't.

Now if your version of cloud computing is the peer to peer cloud computing then it might be something that is different from current MMO games, but there is nothing that prevent MMO games from doing some peer to peer cloud computing using the game client application.

83  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] Animal Crossing New Leaf on: June 11, 2013, 04:21:21 AM
84  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] Animal Crossing New Leaf on: June 11, 2013, 01:16:47 AM
This is probably the game that is going to make me purchase 3DS. Is there a bundle version of 3DS with Animal Crossing New Leaf?
85  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: June 07, 2013, 02:03:29 AM
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/06/microsoft-details-xbox-one-used-games-always-online-and-privacy-policies/

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While the broadband connection doesn't have to be "persistent" to use the Xbox One, Microsoft says the console is "designed to verify if system, application, or game updates are needed and to see if you have acquired new games, or resold, traded in, or given your game to a friend." Your primary console can be offline for up to 24 hours without this online check-in, while a secondary console (i.e. one accessing your library/account at a friend's house) can only be offline for an hour at a time.

So the earlier article was right, Xbox One require online connection DRM for all games not just those that use cloud or need routine online update to function.

I wonder why Microsoft implement this very strict DRM. They can change it to once 7 days or once a month online check-in and it is still good enough to protect games from piracy or trading.
86  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Oculus Rift VR headset on: June 01, 2013, 08:03:35 AM
http://news.cnet.com/8301-10797_3-57587189-235/oculus-vr-co-founder-33-killed-by-speeding-car/

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Andrew Scott Reisse, co-founder of the company that made the Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset, was struck and killed while walking in a crosswalk Thursday, ABC has reported.
87  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Blizzard's Next MMO: Titan on: May 29, 2013, 01:17:48 AM
I guess the era of subscription based MMO is over. They're probably going to rework the whole thing into a F2P MMO.
88  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Rand Paul defends Apple's tax avoidance on: May 23, 2013, 02:20:03 AM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on May 22, 2013, 09:08:25 PM

I think the entire bloated ass tax code should be completely redone actually.

I do not think our governments time should be spent questioning Tim Cook for the legal methods Apple has utilized to avoid taxes.

How about they actually grow some balls and revamp what is an overly complex tax code and couple that with significant spending cuts??

To revamp the tax code and close loopholes, they need to understand the problem first, right? To question Tim Cook and others about how corporate use loopholes to avoid taxes is a reasonable way to research the problem.
89  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Norton virus? on: May 13, 2013, 01:58:26 AM
I think best solution is to burn the bootable cdrom version or bootable usb drive version of anti virus using your PC or someone else. Both should work even if the virus disabled the usb drive because they're running before the virus is loaded.

Since we don't know the actual malware/virus, you probably need to download and burn several different antivirus for her to try.
90  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [ios-] Sid Meier's Ace Patrol on: May 13, 2013, 01:48:25 AM
Are there missions to attack Zeppelins if you're playing the German side?
91  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Norton virus? on: May 12, 2013, 09:12:42 AM
Tried Malwarebyte Anti Malware?

If that doesn't work or run, then another option is to get a bootable antivirus that can boot from cdrom or usb drive, then just boot from there and scan the system. The virus will not be able to block that because they're not loaded if you don't boot from the harddisk. She need to use an uninfected PC to download the antivirus and burn it to cdrom or install it on bootable usb disk.

There are several choices for that including a solution from Microsoft:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/what-is-windows-defender-offline
92  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Iron Man 3 on: May 11, 2013, 06:54:55 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on May 11, 2013, 01:52:28 PM

Question for folks who know the comic books:
Spoiler for Hiden:
Is Pepper turning into an action hero something that happens in the comic books? That part at the end where she saves the day seemed really out of place to me.

http://marvel.wikia.com/Rescue
93  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [iOS] Star Command finally releases! on: May 02, 2013, 08:04:57 AM
Bought it, first impression is that it is not as fun as FTL and too much micromanage and bad UI design.

For example:
To fire the gun, you need to wait for the gun to be ready then choose when to fire. Same with FTL, but with FTL, you can do autofire. For gun with ammo, you have an extra step that you need to build the ammo first and then collect it (you can stock up a limited amount of them before battle).
To dodge, you need ammo. Which you build by clicking on the room and choose to build ammo. (Two clicks to build, then you need to collect it, so 2 clicks wait then click again to collect). You also have to time your dodge since you have to dodge manually by clicking on the icon.
To fight the boarding troops, you need to micromanage and play like RTS game but you can only control one at a time.

I don't think this is FTL + Game Dev Story. It is more like FTL with some bad RTS element and some bad action element, with bad UI plus too much micromanage.

Avoid this title and wait for FTL for ios.

94  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Starbound on: April 17, 2013, 01:21:08 AM

Quote from: Zarkon on April 17, 2013, 01:16:39 AM

When the beta actually rolls out, I'll be getting it.  Until then, they don't get my monies.

+1. And I'll probably just wait until it is out of beta before paying them.
95  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (04/15) on: April 16, 2013, 06:02:53 AM
I use paypal to purchase from GMG.
96  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (04/15) on: April 16, 2013, 03:56:11 AM

Quote from: Lordnine on April 15, 2013, 06:53:45 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 15, 2013, 05:42:00 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on April 15, 2013, 05:22:29 PM

PC: Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall

oh yeah, that's coming out.  definitely getting it but I'll probably wait for a sale since I won't get to it right away anyways.
I donít blame you for waiting on DLC but it looks like itís only $10.  Dishonored was my favorite game of last year so if the missions are as long and in-depth as they were in the main game thatís not a bad price for the time it will take to play through them.

Use GMG20-GGN5D-FC3NA 20% off code at greenmangaming.com and you can get it down to $8.
97  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Better for PC gaming: Windows 7 or Windows 8? on: April 14, 2013, 12:05:43 AM
I know one game that doesn't work with Windows 8. The Sims Medieval with latest patch doesn't work because of the DRM. If you can find the patch that remove the DRM, it'll run without any problem on Windows 8.

Windows 8 seems to be more stable than Windows 7 for me.

98  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Kansas: Life begins at fertilization on: April 11, 2013, 07:45:21 AM
With IVF normally there are some leftover embryos. So does destroying those count as abortion if life begins at fertilization?
99  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Xbox: Always online, no second-hand games, 50GB Blu-ray and new kinect(EDGE) on: April 10, 2013, 07:21:43 AM

Quote from: Dante Rising on April 10, 2013, 03:59:45 AM

I religiously use Steam, so the "always on" feature wont bother me....unless it is as sh!tty as Uplay.

Always on of the new xbox according to rumor is the same as the uplay back when they'll kick you out of your game if you lost connection to the server.

Steam's version is to verify when you start a game when in online mode and unless you're playing multiplayer game, it'll not bother you until you quit your game when it'll fail to sync to the cloud if you use cloud save. Steam version also allow you to switch to offline mode which doesn't require internet connection as long as you have played the game once in online mode.

100  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [ATB] It's April! What's your game of the quarter? on: April 10, 2013, 06:34:18 AM
Tomb Raider

Biggest disappointment: Simcity
101  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Tucson gun store owner cancels purchase by Gabrielle Gifford's husband on: April 03, 2013, 02:03:51 AM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on April 03, 2013, 12:50:58 AM

There should be a valid reason for removing access to anything in a free society. Having rifles be 5% of the weapon chosen for murders doesn't meet that standard, in my opinion.

I might not agree with them on most social issues, but at least my reps won't sell me out on pointless gun restrictions.

Do you support a handgun ban?
102  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Tucson gun store owner cancels purchase by Gabrielle Gifford's husband on: April 01, 2013, 12:49:39 AM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on March 31, 2013, 05:47:54 PM

And I think the idea that "assault" weapons are the problem is ludicrous.  A lot more people die from handguns than long rifles or "assault" weapons.  And again, all of them are semi-auto, one bullet per trigger pull.  Extended magazines exist for pistols as well.

I'm willing to look at efforts to improve restrictions to licensing regulations.  But when the ratio is 17:1 of handgun to all rifle deaths, I see the focus on "assault" rifles as ludicrous.  I understand it's because of the visibility due to the recent shootings, but again, people in this country, and a lot of others, are more interested in doing something that has a high visibility than spending the time to do the right thing and actually have an impact.

So maybe instead of "assault" rifle ban, you need handgun ban. smile
103  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm tomorrow! on: March 13, 2013, 03:23:48 AM

Quote from: Caine on March 13, 2013, 03:06:05 AM

Quote from: lex on March 11, 2013, 02:40:10 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 11, 2013, 10:58:21 AM

had a couple of hours to kill this morning so I fired up Wings to continue the campaign.  got all set to play when the game started updating and then it said it needed to reconfigure the game files, which proceeded to kill about 90 minutes with what appeared to be a massive download frown

It's preloading about 6 gbs worth of HOTS data, even if you didn't pre-order it.  It did that for me too when I re-installed SC2 last week.  If you go into your SCII install directory\updates folder, there should be a folder with HotS somewhere.

they actually did this?  loaded an entire expansion on your pc even though you haven't bought it.  what a pain in the ass if all you want to do is go back and finish up the first one.  I was tempted to revisit it myself and finish up WoL, but between the huge patches which it will need to get plus this, I'm going to spend my gaming time 'playing something', not watching a download bar inch across the screen slowly. 

I think you can start playing after "setup" phase is done and let the rest download in background.
104  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] SimCity impressions on: March 13, 2013, 01:01:39 AM
I think the server serves two functions, for the city saves and the region saves (or snapshots). No complex computation on the server side.

To play, you need to be able to load your saves then you can lose connection to the server and you can continue play as long as you don't quit. And to be able to save your progress, you need to have access to the server when you quit the game.

So there is no real  gameplay reason why there is no offline mode.
105  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] SimCity impressions on: March 06, 2013, 01:15:38 AM
Played about 2 hours by joining a public region in Oceanic server. Didn't get to try the region play because the other players are mostly inactive or maybe I just didn't know how to interact with them.

Can't offer any services to the "active" players because there is an abandoned city between my city and them.

Without the region play, this is just like a smaller Simcity 4 where you have to build everything that your city need. I think it'll be more fun if a bunch of us get together and split role so that we each start a city that focus on something that the other cities need.
106  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Euro Truck Simulator 2 on: February 16, 2013, 11:05:05 PM
50% off at GMG and also work with 20% off code GMG20-P4DLK-FKYRS. Final price is $12 and it is the Steam version.

http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/id/en/pc/games/simulation/euro-truck-simulator-2/
107  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Cannot Update Steam on: February 16, 2013, 03:52:41 AM
If you can login to the client then go access the setting windows then try changing the Download Region to other location at the Download + Cloud tab. Try several location if it still doesn't work.

Here are the latest client update note:

Changes:
- Fixed texture corruption when using the Game Overlay in OpenGL games
- Fixed failing to do HTTP downloads from hosts that started with a numeral  <--- Maybe this bug is the cause of your problem.
- Linux - Added X window manager name to system info dialog
108  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / GMG: Max Payne 3 + Season Pass 75% off on: February 14, 2013, 09:52:44 PM
http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/id/en/pc/games/action/max-payne-3-complete-pack/

Separately they're only 66% off.

Also works with 20% discount code: GMG20-P4DLK-FKYRS

Price after the 75% off and the 20% discount code is $14.
109  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Omerta - City of Gangsters [PC/X360] on: January 15, 2013, 03:47:42 AM
For the Steam version, if you go to greenmangaming, you can get it cheaper.

They have the same 15% discount but then you can use 25% preorder discount coupon GMG25-XTYYZ-POSL1 and bring the price down to $25.50.

In addition you can get either $2 cash back or $3 store credit.

So price after the cash back is $23.50 or $22.50 if you choose store credit.
110  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I need your opinion on whether or not to run a review on: December 28, 2012, 01:52:08 AM
It is just a game. Review it and give your honest opinion on it. If it is a good game with AO rating then some readers of your site might want to know about it. If it is very bad then some of your readers also want to know.
111  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: 35% extra off discount code for Hitman: Absolution at GMG on: November 18, 2012, 03:14:41 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 18, 2012, 03:31:42 AM

Quote from: Victoria Raverna on November 18, 2012, 01:23:43 AM

If you have ordered, you can try to contact the support to see if they'll give you store credit for the difference in pricing.

thought about doing that, but when I looked at my receipt I found I only paid about 4 bucks more than what it is now so I figure it's not worth the hassle.  the part that sucks is that there doesn't seem to be a pre-load coming, and I've heard the game is quite big, with a final install size of supposedly 23 gigs.

I got $4.5 credit from gmg. It was easy, I just opened a support ticket and asked if I can get store credit for ordering a few days before the extra 35% discount.
112  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / 35% extra off discount code for Hitman: Absolution at GMG on: November 18, 2012, 01:23:43 AM
GMG35-FGR37-COY0B

If you haven't ordered it on GMG, you can now get extra discount using that code if you want to order.

If you have ordered, you can try to contact the support to see if they'll give you store credit for the difference in pricing.
113  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama's a <n word> but I'm not racist! on: November 14, 2012, 08:33:44 AM

Quote from: pr0ner on November 14, 2012, 05:28:41 AM

Quote from: Victoria Raverna on November 14, 2012, 03:48:51 AM

Quote from: hepcat on November 13, 2012, 02:43:39 PM

Prejudicial judgement is almost always a result of racism.  The existence of one doesn't automatically preclude the existence of the other.  They exist together as hunger exists in the wake of starvation.  Why you're trying to say otherwise, I do not know.  I suspect Tilt is either correct in his assumption that you don't know what racism is at even the most fundamental level, or you're simply playing devil's advocate and attempting to use faulty semantics to extend the life of a discussion that was essentially answered already.

And yes, I'm attempting to be civil today.

p.s. Chinese is not a race.  I'm assuming you meant to say Asian.  Otherwise we're discussing nationalism.

Chinese is a race. Asian is not a race.


You're wrong.  Chinese is a nationality.  Asian (or, more accurately, mongoloid) is a race.

I guess I got mixed up between race and ethnicity.

So if you don't like Chinese people, but not Pakistan people, you're racist or not?

114  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama's a <n word> but I'm not racist! on: November 14, 2012, 03:48:51 AM

Quote from: hepcat on November 13, 2012, 02:43:39 PM

Prejudicial judgement is almost always a result of racism.  The existence of one doesn't automatically preclude the existence of the other.  They exist together as hunger exists in the wake of starvation.  Why you're trying to say otherwise, I do not know.  I suspect Tilt is either correct in his assumption that you don't know what racism is at even the most fundamental level, or you're simply playing devil's advocate and attempting to use faulty semantics to extend the life of a discussion that was essentially answered already.

And yes, I'm attempting to be civil today.

p.s. Chinese is not a race.  I'm assuming you meant to say Asian.  Otherwise we're discussing nationalism.

Chinese is a race. Asian is not a race.
115  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: What will Obama's Scandals Be? on: November 08, 2012, 04:52:26 AM

Quote from: ATB on November 07, 2012, 03:45:37 PM

They always happen in the 2nd term because all the corrupt things presidents do in the first term come to light.

What are they going to be for Obama?

Donald Trump worked for Obama. smile
116  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Windows 8 - 10/26/2012! on: November 02, 2012, 07:01:11 AM

Quote from: Blackjack on November 01, 2012, 04:57:11 PM

I fiddled with Windows 8 a bit at a Best Buy, on one of the newer Ultrabooks (which has a touchscreen if you feel like it etc.). Hadda get a bud at another forum to explain to me how to get back to the Metro main screen, once you're in a program/application (click/touch lower left corner). I woulda thought maybe Esc or something like that would get you back.
Press the Windows/Start button get you back to the main screen. Think of the Metro Main screen as a full screen simplified start menu.

My problem with the metro interface is that you need to do more than one click/touch to access your programs on your old start menu. You need to get to the start menu then open the bottom bar to show the All Apps button. Then you touch or click that to show the contents of your old start menu.

And it also ignore second level folder of your start menu. So anything under gog.com/<sub folder> are now listed in gog.com section so all those utilities that is contained in each game folder are now all together, since a lot of those have the same name, now it is hard to find the correct one.
117  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: DISNEY buying LUCASFILM....More Star Wars coming... on: October 31, 2012, 07:20:44 AM
What if they get Joss Whedon to write and direct new Star Wars movie?
118  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: UN Convention on the Rights of a Child UPDATED: Now with UN Taxes on US Citizens on: October 12, 2012, 04:30:37 AM

Quote from: Captain Caveman on October 11, 2012, 04:26:47 PM

People believe some crazy shit. My BIL is posting on facebook DEFINITIVE PROOF that Obama is a Muslim, because apparently some pattern on his wedding ring looks like Arabic. Or something.

Obama's wedding ring is proof that he is not a Muslim. smile

http://islamqa.info/en/ref/21441

Quote
With regard to the wedding ring, which is worn on the occasion of marriage, this is not one of the customs of the Muslims. If it is believed that it generates love between the spouses, and that taking it off and not wearing it will have an effect on the marital relationship, then this is regarded as a form of shirk and is a kind of jaahili belief. Based on the above, it is not permissible to wear a wedding ring under any circumstances.
119  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Looper on: October 10, 2012, 02:24:08 AM

Quote from: Rowdy on October 07, 2012, 12:18:54 AM

Quote from: disarm on October 05, 2012, 08:29:51 PM

I saw it last weekend and agree that it's a really good movie...interesting concept, good action, and it's a time-travel movie that actually holds up pretty well under scrutiny. It's definitely one of the better scifi movies that I've seen in quite a while  icon_cool

I actually thought that while it was pretty interesting take, and I loved how the lines between good guy and bad guy were very blurry, the time travel logic broke down pretty fast.  

Spoiler for Hiden:
The scene where they dismembered young Seth to get old Seth to come back (only to be killed), while impressively disturbing, was broken.  They proved that they changed Old Seths history by doing things to young Seth - so obviously then that should extend to the thirty years that Old Seth spent up to that point!  As soon as they started cutting off feet and hands clearly Old Seth would never have left that hospital bed, never did anything for 30 years and would never have run away, even assuming he had existed until his loop...  Wasn't the whole point of not killing young Seth because the future impact would be too catastrophic, according to Abe?

I think Young Joe killing himself was more consistent, although it's harder to follow the loops.  At that moment Old Joe ceased to exist... so that means that nothing Joe did after that event ever happened.  No future mob life, no killing off the mob (so I assume Abe and the gang appeared as soon as Old Joe disappeared), no killing of the kids, etc.  They implied that the future was totally changed, so I guess that one works.

Just felt like they were a little inconsistent in the writing around the impact of changes in the past on the future.

Spoiler for Hiden:
If Seth die young then there'll be no old Seth to send back. Young Seth will not fail to kill his old self because that can't happen. So it'll become a big paradox, the future can totally change.

The point is to leave young Seth alive so that the next young Seth can fix the problem. The point is to close the timeline loop or in this case a loop of two timelines.

To do that, they have to send old Seth back to young Seth. So I think what they're doing is to capture young seth, cut his limbs to force old Seth out then keep him alive for 30 years and send him back to be killed by young Seth. They're hoping that in the next timeline, young Seth will not fail to kill his older self because Seth will know what'll happen to him if he can't kill his older self. He'll then kill his older and invalid self and then the timeline loop will change back to Seth get to live for 30 years healthy. So I think in this case there are two possible timeline that keep looping. One is young Seth failed then next one Seth succeeded then loop back to the first version. This kind of loop is probably acceptable since the future will be the same for at least one version. 50% of future dimension change is better than 100%.

I think this is how the looper organization deal with the failure. They make sure that it'll not fail in the next version.

Now with the young Joe killed himself, that is something that the organization try to avoid. It is why they choose people who are selfish to be loopers. As long as young Joe doesn't kill himself, the loop can be closed. Joe's loop is longer than Seth. Joe has a complex timelines that close in one big loop.
120  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: [TDS] Barack Obama is the Luckiest Dude On The Planet on: October 09, 2012, 02:39:00 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on October 09, 2012, 02:00:56 AM

Well, on the topic of alternative energy I got a whole-house solar quote over the weekend.   For me to exit the grid completely it'll cost me roughly 14k, with roughly 1600 of that being paid by rebates from the state.  When you look at the fact that I've spent $2674.00 in the last 12 months on power, it'll take just 5.2 years for me to break even.  At that point I'll be immune to rate hikes and other nonsense.   Tell me again how Solar is a waste of investment and should be cut from federal research?

What is the cost to maintain the solar power equipment per year? And how long does they last before you need to replace them.
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