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41  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / iPad upgrade question on: June 25, 2012, 01:25:09 PM
Quick question:
I currently have the new iPad 16gb wifi version.  The storage space is making things tight; between games, apps, and books I do a lot of juggling.  I want to use some guitar apps that would take even more space up. 

So help talk common sense to me.  Is it worth paying an extra $150, give or take twenty bucks, to get the 32gb size one?  I am selling my 16gb for about $450 here and craigslist, and then buying the 32gb for $599.  Is doubling my storage size worth it, or should I continue to juggle and save the money for something else? 

I know this is s personal preference/decision, but has anyone done a similar upgrade and found it either worth it or not?  Any other advice?  Thanks.
42  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / SOLD on: June 25, 2012, 03:31:39 AM
As a teacher, I get many gift cards this time of year... many of which I don't use that much.  I would like to offer them up for sale here.

I have $79 worth of Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks cards, specifically $44 for DD and $35 for Starbucks.

I will sell the whole package for $59 via Amazon credit.  

If you are a regular coffee drinker, you are getting quite a deal.  For the inconvenience of going onto Amazon and sending me the credit, you are getting $20 free sent to you!  

Okay, I'm not the best salesman... but you can agree it's a pretty sweet deal.

I can PM you the card codes (two Starbucks cards, three DD) and/or send them via post office.  Let me know if you are interested!  Thanks!


PS - I will break these up to $39 for DD cards and $30 for Starbucks, but I would rather sell them all in one shot hence the much better package deal.
43  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / FS: iPad 3 wifi on: June 23, 2012, 03:52:57 PM
For sale: iPad 3 with Wifi. The front face is black. The memory size is 16gb.

Lightly used, and contained in a protective case since original purchase.

I am happy to provide photos and additional information, just shoot over a PM.

It includes the box, charger, usb cable, etc. It still has its Invisible Shield protective screen cover.

Used only by an adult (me), and in a smoke-free environment.

I've had multiple games installed at the same time, such as Infinity Blade II, Avadon, Tiger Woods, Ticket to Ride, and Scribblenauts without any storage issues.  With iCloud and Netflix, I've never felt the need to worry, even though I've barely used iCloud.  Netflix works flawlessly. 

Anyway, looking for $450 - shipping with insurance and tracking included. 

44  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Impressions, tweaks and more! Mounted Combat! on: June 21, 2012, 11:33:39 PM

I lost my Skyrim game-in-progress due to too many mods.  I did to my game what Joan Rivers did to her face... 

So I'm starting from scratch again rather than the headache of trying to bring my game back to life.  To avoid the last headache of over-modding, I was hoping for a big all-in-one mod, or a "for dummies" mod pack with a great list of mods that play nice.  There was a pack like this for either Morrowind or Oblivion (or both?) with install instructions, load order, etc.  So please point me in the right direction if anything like this exists!  I'm looking for everything from graphics, UI, quests, dungeons... all of it!  Thanks.
45  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Need help: my verizon phone stinks, need to exchange somehow... on: June 13, 2012, 08:49:20 PM
Great advice, thanks guys.  I'm going to see if I can maybe buy a slightly used iphone off craigs list and then try to sell my phone, or I'm going to just bring my phone in and see about a replacement.  I hate that I get a refurbished one instead of a new one, as I bought this new only a month ago.  Anyway, looks like a visit to the Verizon store to start with...
46  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Need help: my verizon phone stinks, need to exchange somehow... on: June 13, 2012, 04:46:17 PM
Long story short, I got the Razr Maxx just over one month ago, and I'm ready to throw it against the wall.  I had put it up for trade here, and since took it down as I would not feel good giving this phone to anyone.  It keeps rebooting, everything on it from the keyboard to sliding to another home page is stuttering and going slowly.  For example, I type something, the phone doesn't respond, I think my typing did not register, so I type again only to have the words suddenly appear fast and now jumbled.  This happens all the time.  I'm not impatient enough that I'm typing too fast or that I'm expecting instant, light-speed responses...

So I've had it.  I love Android phones in theory, but each one I've owned: Incredible, Thunderbolt, and this Razr Maxx have been unstable and very frustrating.  Yet when they work, they are great phones.  It is just that the frustration level is too much too often.

I want to exchange the phone but it is passed the 14 days, and they won't let me get the iPhone as it was an early upgrade (early due to a very problematic Thunderbolt).  Or they say Apple doesn't allow it.

Has anyone had a similar experience where they had a newly disfunctional phone and needed to replace it?  I have the insurance through Verizon, but I don't want a replacement - I don't want a Droid anymore.  I know the iPhone is a step back in many ways, 3g 4g, etc. but I don't friggin care.  I just want a stable phone.

So any ideas on how to tackle this situation?  Any experience dealing with Verizon in this capacity?  I will call them later, but I'd rather get informed first.  Thanks for reading this!
47  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Looking For odd PC: Uplink: Hacker Elite, King of Dragon Pass and Forge of Freed on: June 09, 2012, 03:46:40 PM
Don't know if it helps, but Uplink was just released for the iPad, and so far sounds like it is a great port.  (I never played any version, so I can't verify.)

48  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Metro 2033 + Civilization V - Indie Game Sale on: May 24, 2012, 11:27:53 PM
Metro worth it?
49  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Autumn Dynasty: iPad Real Time Strategy on: May 22, 2012, 10:07:28 PM
Good find.  Looks very cool.
50  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: May 22, 2012, 09:51:49 PM

Quote from: Harpua3 on May 22, 2012, 09:43:28 PM

I haven't been this giddy over a game in a LONG time. It's all I think about.. Today is my anniversary and I'm trying to think of what to cook for dinner. Something that makes her I can play more! slywink

Same thing here!  I blew off meeting friends the other night to play, and I love when my wife went out with her friends so I didn't feel bad hiding in the office playing.  Today I stayed home sick from work and was excited!  I feel like crap, but I managed a few hours of play time.  In all honesty I'm still sick as shit and will most likely stay home again tomorrow; that's how bad I truly feel and I'm damn excited to stay home and play! 

Happy Anniversary by the way!
51  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: May 22, 2012, 09:48:41 PM
This game is becoming one of my all time favorites.  I never really liked these type games too much.  Enjoyed Diablo II, beat it once but never got through the expansion.  Never beat the original Diablo, or any clones such as Titan Quest, etc.  But this one I have a Barb and DH going - the Barb in the middle of Act II, the DH in Act I.  Couldn't decide if I liked sharing the stash, but I love it now.  I have my barb always thinking of his little DH sister - he saves any DH loot just for her.

Few observations:
-No matter what dungeon it is, no matter which character I'm using, I always run into the stairs down or exit crystal first which means backtracking to complete the dungeon.  Every time!  I will swerve this way and that through corridors desperately trying to avoid the exit until I finish the level, but EVERY TIME I run into the exit!  Drives me crazy.

-Rapid Arrow for DH is probably the best invention since the wheel.  I love letting loose and shooting like Jesse Ventura in Predator with the mini-gun.  Set some caltrops down first and it's like shooting fish in a barrel.  I tried the invisibility ability, but doesn't hold a candle to caltrops.  MY DH is only lvl 9 or 10.

-Whirlwind for Barb is a close second for best invention.  Has made the game extremely enjoyable!

-The scoundrel is my favorite supporting actor in games of all time (off the top of my head).  His short quotes have more character and depth than supporting actors in other games who have hours of dialogue.  Then talking with him about his background floors me.  Great voice-over.

-Sold something in the auction.  Got about 500 gold.  Pretty cool.  I'm new to anything like this - never even knew other games had auction houses, so I'm very much like a tourist in NYC staring at all the tall buildings.  Amazed at the asking prices for some items worth less than my item but asking for thousands more.

-I refuse to look at skills I am not eligible for until it becomes active when I level.  The extreme joy or disappointment adds a lot to my enjoyment.  

-I can't wait to read the art book and watch the dvd, and even crack open the strategy guide - but I'm waiting to win the game once beforehand.

-Blizzard cannot make an expansion fast enough!
52  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Amazon's 12 Days of Game Downloads Mayhem on: May 22, 2012, 09:33:21 PM
Grabbed Arma 2 Combined Operations for $15 having missed this when it was released.  Love one of the reviews for the game which states that people are REALLY buying it for the DayZ mod.  Looking forward to giving this one a spin.
53  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FT: Razr Maxx for Iphone 4S Verizon (possibly) on: May 22, 2012, 01:38:19 PM
bump for changes
54  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: May 16, 2012, 03:10:07 AM
Love the art style.  Love the little things like a small cave-in on a wall of tombs; the dirt pours out in a tiny avalanche and suddenly a zombie crawls out...

Yet I feel like it's a little too streamlined.  The levelng up feels like a straight line even with a few branching choices.  It doesn't emit fear like Diablo II did - I was nervous to leave the first little village and actually used health vials.  Here, I don't think I was ever at risk and I don't know why I even have health vials this time.

Also, am I missing the run key somewhere?  I didn't see it in options.

Where are the Town Portal scrolls?  I just made it to the cemetary and am getting loaded with loot, but there is no easy way of getting back to town quickly, so far.  I'm a barbarian.

And why is Cain silent when I talk to him?  Doesn't he want me to stay for a while anymore?

The game is fun and surely worthy of the Diablo name.  Already had me saying -just five more minutes- for the last two hours... Good thing there is the option to have a clock displayed on the hud!
55  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: May 15, 2012, 02:41:22 PM
Got it!  There were a few people waiting for the store to open, but no one who looked like they would know "Diablo" was a game.  I wound up waiting with two other people for the guy to bring the boxes out.  We all happily grabbed the CE box and also the CE guide.  Now I just have to wait until 5:00pm to even open the boxes!

So there might be hope for you if you want to grab the CE!  Beautiful, heavy box!  And the CE strat guide looks very nice, especially the metal bookmark.
56  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: May 15, 2012, 01:14:45 PM

Quote from: Turtle on May 15, 2012, 06:20:09 AM

Anyone want a CE sans art book?

I've realized that I really just want the art book, they don't get reprinted, trying to buy it separately costs more than a CE itself.

I might take you up on this offer if my trip to Best Buy falls through.  I'm heading there for 10am opening.

As a grown man, I do feel a little silly waiting for the doors to open, possibly with a group of kids.  So I might get there for 10:05....
57  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: May 15, 2012, 01:38:45 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on May 15, 2012, 01:18:28 AM

Quote from: th'FOOL on May 15, 2012, 12:59:57 AM

What do you guys think are the chances that I'll be able to land the CE at best buy tomorrow?

They're doing midnight release events, aren't they?  If so, I think you'll be out of luck if you're not there at midnight.  Maybe some other big box store that doesn't do midnight?  

Check the website - only certain locations are doing the midnight thing.  I called my local BB and they said they will be putting 10 - 15 CEs on the shelves at opening time.  So I'm hopefully flying out of work to grab one at 10am!  And the CE strat guide too (for the bookmark and art extras...  paranoid ) .
58  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: May 14, 2012, 04:22:07 PM
For those interested, the strat guide is on the shelves at Best Buy.  The CE guide has a metallic bookmark, and supposed to be other good extras.  On sale for $26 or so.   No I don't work for Best Buy! 
59  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: May 14, 2012, 03:49:41 AM
By the time I finally came across the CE contents and developed an interest, it was too late to preorder.  I've been under a rock for a while, at least for Diablo.
60  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: May 13, 2012, 11:32:31 PM
Gamestop near me is sold out on CEs.  They are opening at midnight Monday too, so I doubt there would have been any copies anyway.  If Bestbuy doesn't do a midnight opening there could be a good chance of having the CE in stock.  There is also a Microcenter near where I work, and I wouldn't be too surprised if they have a CE in stock.

Side note: The local Gamestop near me sold out of Starcraft II CEs, and a few months later I was able to snag one cheaper than original asking price.  I've also seen copies of WoW CEs lingering at Bestbuy months after they were released.  Arguably, Diablo 3 is a bigger title...
61  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Nevermind on: May 13, 2012, 02:03:25 PM
Nevermind phone trade.  I need to return this POS...
62  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: May 13, 2012, 01:38:26 PM
I'm really hoping my plan of just walking into Best Buy at lunch to grab the CE works...  Getting nervous now!
63  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: What am I missing out on by not having an iPad2? on: May 03, 2012, 08:13:40 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on May 02, 2012, 01:13:27 AM

Now that I finally own a New IPad, I just wanted Vinda-Lou to know he's missing out on everythingicon_smile

I think the most basic nice thing is now, most mornings, I just use my iPad to do basic surfing and emailing. Most mornings and evenings I don't even boot my PC at all except to play a game. Which is fine. I've spent way too much of my life anchored to a desk.  icon_smile

Apps like Flipboard have actually gotten me sort of excited about reading news again. Lots of games I just found ok on my Touch I enjoy much more on the bigger screen. Of course it's am amazing photo album/frame and you can find an app firer most anything etc etc. But I think even if you use it for mundane stuff, it's just more fun than traditional desktops and at least for me, starts to feel second-nature.

Quote from: Vinda-Lou on March 17, 2012, 08:13:37 PM

Yikes!  I went out and got the iPad 3 16gb!  WTF am I doing?  Well at least one of the few items I put on eBay earlier has an offer!  I also picked up the Apple Smart Cover.  Got it all from Radio Shack - which is selling all iPad accessories with 10% discount today (don't know if it's only with the purchase of an iPad or not).  Man, the manager was pushy - trying to get me to buy tons of other things such as the laminate screen protector for $30!  I skipped on the Apple Care for $99.00 and she said today is the only day I could buy it.  Hope I made the right decision! 

So, I'm off to open the box and see what it's like.  I also hope all my itunes apps for my old ipod touch transfer over to this! 

Anyone interested in swapping $25 Amazon credit for $25 itunes credit?
I couldn't agree more, my brother!  Loving the iPad!  I've read more (comics  paranoid) lately than I have in the last few years combined!
64  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Best Deal on Diablo 3? on: April 24, 2012, 08:18:31 PM
I'm hoping to stroll into a Best Buy and grab a CE on release day.  I've managed to do that for many games in the past, including games that were sold-out at various online retailers.
65  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Movie lovers: $55 Regal Cinema/Fandango for sale/trade on: April 08, 2012, 09:35:18 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on April 08, 2012, 05:43:01 PM

Gah, I'd jump on these if I had some place close by.  I loves me some movies. smile

Agreed!  If you go to the movies often or once with the family, this is a steal (imho). 

You guys help me, I help you!  biggrin
66  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Movie lovers: $55 Regal Cinema/Fandango for sale/trade on: April 08, 2012, 02:56:34 PM
bump for changes
67  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [iOS] Nightfall -Universal on: April 06, 2012, 04:24:03 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on April 06, 2012, 02:47:14 PM

And the AI loves Furious Melee.

How is the AI overall?  I never play online (yet?), so this would be a solo purchase most likely.
68  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: April 03, 2012, 10:26:54 PM
Having never played either, which would be a better one to try: Avernum or Avadon?  I realize it's based on taste, etc., but which game would you recommend to someone who loved the Ultima games?
69  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Dead Island on: March 29, 2012, 12:04:01 PM
Isn't there/ wasn't there an active mod community?  Maybe some mods are similar to your ideas. 

I need to check the prices for this game and check it out.

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70  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: IOS Deals on: March 26, 2012, 08:55:22 PM
Mirror's Edge for iPad is on sale today only for $ 0.99, down from 6 or 9 bucks usually.
71  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: $25 Fandango card/code for $20 iTunes or something else on: March 26, 2012, 02:24:39 PM
Come on, use it to see Hunger Games this coming weekend!  slywink
72  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Movie lovers: $55 Regal Cinema/Fandango for sale/trade on: March 24, 2012, 05:10:12 PM
I have $30 ($10 x 3) in Regal Cinema gift cards and $25 for Fandango.  There are no convenient theaters near me that take these, so I am trying to sell them.  I can give you the codes, or send the physical cards.

I am asking for about $35 in iTunes or Steam credit, but open to ideas (possibly PC games). 

So PM me and basically get $20 free towards movies! 
73  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: I overdid it! (Skyrim mods) on: March 24, 2012, 02:45:53 PM
My concern about deleting all mods and adding them back one by one is losing all the good equipment made from weapon add ons, etc.  I will delete going backwards if possible - delete one, try the game, then delete the next.  I think the trouble started once Steam started with their HD download and their own modding system, but I could be wrong.

I'm usually so much better at modding games!  Since Morrowind, up through the new Fallout games I've stumbled but never fallen like this! 

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74  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I overdid it! (Skyrim mods) on: March 24, 2012, 12:45:06 AM
Please help!

Over the last few months I've played Skyrim for dozens of hours while modding it as I went along.  It became addicting.  Now every time I load up the game it crashes instantly!  I feel like Joan Rivers getting plastic surgery - I kept going until it became scary and now I overdid it!  I loaded up most mods from Skyrim Nexus using their mod manager to download and install the mods.  I updated almost all of them. 

So how do I get the game playable again without having to start over?  I have not finished any story line yet, but I would hate to replay everything by starting over.  I tried deleting the most recently added mods, but still nothing.  Have any of you gotten stuck in a similar situation - over modding a game until it doesn't work?  Either way, please advise or at least point me in the right direction.  (I'm screwed, aren't I...)

75  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Does this go in Portable Gaming or Here? Baldur's Gate coming for the iPad! on: March 22, 2012, 08:12:22 PM

Quote from: farley2k on March 22, 2012, 07:20:34 PM

You’ll Be Able To Play Baldur’s Gate On Your iPad This Summer

PC role-playing game Baldur's Gate will soon be living in a post-PC world. The beloved classic will be out for iPad this summer, developer Overhaul Games said today.

It will also feature new content (!) and a new party member (!!!).

Overhaul writes in a press release:

    Running on an upgraded and improved version of the Infinity Engine, Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition™ will include the entire Baldur's Gate adventure, the Tales of the Sword Coast expansion pack, and never before seen content including a new adventure and new party member.

Miniature giant space tablets!

This can't happen soon enough!  Hopefully this means Planescape, Icewind Dale, BG II, etc. follow soon after!
76  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: $25 Amazon for $25 itunes credit? on: March 21, 2012, 09:02:55 PM
Was in it for the apps... 

But it's all taken care of now!
77  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: $25 Amazon for $25 itunes credit? on: March 20, 2012, 10:42:07 PM
Last try:

Buy me a $20 itunes card and I'll give you my $25 amazon card.  Takers?
78  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Re: $25 Amazon for $25 itunes credit? on: March 19, 2012, 10:49:44 PM
No one?  Work out a deal or something?

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79  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / iTunes in-App purchases..? on: March 18, 2012, 04:31:02 PM
It's been a long time since I've checked out the App store on iTunes, but it seems that the majority of games and apps now "feature" in-app purchases.  Is this the new Horse Armor?  Or have these things been around so long everyone is over it (or never made a big deal)?  I see that some games are free but then have in-app purchases, too.  Do you made in-app purchases?  Am I the only one who thinks it's a bit of a rip off? 

(Disclaimer: I might be completely wrong about this, but the iTunes listings are not detailed enough to know.) 

The in-app purchases that are listed on the left are cut off and do not offer much information.  I'm sure in-game it makes more sense and has more details, but I do not want to buy something to find out.  So maybe they are useful or beneficial in that it helps support the developers - a good thing to be sure - or it is a way to rip off customers.  The Dungeon Defenders app looks like you need to buy in-app upgrades or something similar to get the most enjoyment out of it.  Am I wrong about these in-app purchases? 
80  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: What am I missing out on by not having an iPad2? on: March 18, 2012, 04:22:02 PM
I was up to 2am playing Infinity Blade (or something)... This iPad is pretty cool! 

I'm going to explore, but what good "classic" PC games are out for the iPad?  I know there are some adventure games - I was able to load up a ton of ipad games, including 7th Guest, on the iPad.  I think Telltale has Sam & Max out.  I'll head over to the correct section here and see, but I thought I'd throw this out here...

I'm probably going to exchange the Apple cover with one that covers the back too.  I also like the Gelaskins covers.  As far as the screen protector, I've heard that the Zagg Invisibleshields stink due to the amazing difficulty putting them on - and then they are not so great anyway.  This cover seems good, as does this one

For the case, this one is recommended, but this steampunk Gelaskin is nice.

I've heard that many of the iPad2 cases do not work well with the new one; does anyone have recommendations or warnings for cases to avoid?
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