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1  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's Talk Yogurt on: July 25, 2014, 02:31:05 AM
It's pretty easy to make yogurt using a commercially available one as a starter, using a dutch oven or even a crock pot. I love berries and almonds in mind.
2  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: What are your thoughts on our Tabletop content? on: July 21, 2014, 11:53:23 PM
Well, if any of you folks are near Clearwater, FL then I usually have tabletop gaming space open mid-week. Just PM me smile
3  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: What are your thoughts on our Tabletop content? on: July 14, 2014, 04:31:08 AM
I've really been enjoying it, my wallet not so much. I bet my tabletop gaming purchases have doubled these last fews months, in no small part to the great reviews.

I would like to see some tutorials or quick run throughs of the more highly rated games.
4  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [tv] Fargo on: May 11, 2014, 06:40:30 PM
This is the greatest show of the year. Easily my new Breaking Bad
5  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Games similar to HeroQuest? on: January 18, 2014, 03:47:54 AM
Claustrophobia is really fun, I wholeheartedly recommend it.
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: January 06, 2014, 03:51:36 AM
Just an FYI for anyone with similar issues as mine. My thumbs would start sliding off the thumbsticks on the DS4 after 20 minutes of play or so. I purchased the CQC grips from Kontrol Freek and they have solved the problem. They add a little more height to the sticks as well, giving me a greater range of motion.

Anyway, just my .02 in case anyone else has the same problem.
7  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Anyone play Great Fire of London or Suburbia? on: January 03, 2014, 09:36:10 PM
Just an update (in case anyone in interested).

OGRE was a hit. We played a couple of games in which my buddy insisted on being the defender. Despite my knowledge being 30 years out of date, I destroyed him on both. He overextended himself and grouped his units together a bit too much, especially his GEV's. The second scenario included cruise missiles, where I got a lucky dice roll and he did very poorly on his rolls. Next time I'll be taking the role of the defender and I'll have to explain to him about the death of a thousand cuts (harrying the OGRE with GEV's, harassing with infantry, effectively combining firepower, etc...

Additionally, I actually happened to receive Great Fire of London for Xmas. We played our first game with the four of us on NYE and everyone had a blast. Despite my wife appearing to be the clean winner, the game was a bit closer than we expected. Quick play, good table talk, and decent interaction makes it a winner for us.
8  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Need for Speed Rivals on: December 24, 2013, 07:22:02 PM
Did nobody on the development team play test this game? The network is fine until the host quits, then it pauses and migrates you over to a new host. I had that happen 5 times within 15 minutes earlier today. I can't actually seem to race anyone, as there are a grand total of six of us in the world and navigating to another person is an exercise in frustration. The quick menu is freaking terrible. Why did they not map the Headquarters/Hideout and repairs to the up/down on the dpad? Or even a swipe on the touchpad (I'm on PS4).

Seriously, who were the geniuses that made the decisions here? The thing is that despite all of that there is a solid game here, just not one you can actually play WITH anyone else. Unless you count watching them zip by in the opposite direction.

Back to Gamefly with you. I hope The Crew is better when released.
9  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Crowdsourced! Best video game novels / comics on: December 24, 2013, 06:57:09 AM
The Okami art book is excellent, as is Monster Hunter Illustrations.

There was an ICO novel that I rather enjoyed. It deviated quite a bit from the game however
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 12/20/13 on: December 22, 2013, 05:14:28 PM
I'm on what might be the final battle in Bioshock Infinite, so hopefully I'll get past that one. NFS Rivals perhaps, or I might start Folklore (I just bought a PS3, so my Backlog is ginormus).
11  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Anyone play Great Fire of London or Suburbia? on: December 13, 2013, 03:54:07 AM
So, I went into my FLGS and they had OGRE sitting there in it's massive box. He's been down with the light, tactical war games we've played, so I grabbed that. 100 dollar impulse buy.

OGRE was one the earliest games I played and I loved it when I was a kid, I hope it ages well.
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2+ Local Play Games Thread on: December 01, 2013, 07:22:14 PM
Driver: San Francisco is our go to local multiplayer game.
13  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Joe Abercrombie's First Law Trilogy on: December 01, 2013, 01:57:31 AM
I really preferred his stand alone novels to the trilogy, "Best Served Cold" being my favorite.
14  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Anyone play Great Fire of London or Suburbia? on: November 30, 2013, 02:35:55 PM
Thanks for the info, I think that I will buy Suburbia. I'll report back after the holidays after we have a few games under our belts
15  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Anyone play Great Fire of London or Suburbia? on: November 27, 2013, 08:41:14 PM
Looking for an Xmas gift for buddy. He loves games with a screw you element. Preferably something with planning/strategy and not overwhelmingly random
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Did you change your allegiance? on: November 25, 2013, 09:13:48 PM
Xbox gamer since 02 or so. My wife bought me a PS3 last August and I just got a PS4. I'm sure I will eventually get an Xbox One, but it won't be for years.

So far I really dig the PS4. The UI is clean and snappy and the controller is really nice. I'm starting to see what MS is trying to do, it just doesn't really appeal to me.
17  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How has your life changed since the last "next gen"? on: November 21, 2013, 11:40:20 PM
I'm at the same job, married to the same woman and live in the same neighbourhood (although I have since purchased a home).

Very little has changed and that's A-OK with me
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is the worst game you've ever played? on: November 21, 2013, 11:36:14 PM
This is a tough one. I think the game that disappointed me the most was Total Annihilation: Kingdoms. I wanted to love it, and that made me hate it all the more.

The straight up worst game I ever played was Rogue Warrior. That game was train wreck bad (which I kinda expected).
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3/PC/Wii U]Batman:Arkham Origins on: November 06, 2013, 04:43:50 PM
Put this one down for a few days. Booted it up last night and the patch appears to have corrupted my saves.

This kinda shit is why I use Gamefly.
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 10 days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: November 06, 2013, 03:36:00 AM
That's the first thing I've yet seen that makes me kinda want an Xbox One. They should have been showing us this instead of Ryse.
21  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Ender's Game on: November 06, 2013, 03:29:49 AM
They really fucked this one up. They went through the motions, but neglected to capture the essence of the story. I give it a C-
22  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I'm a Sucker for Jason Statham Movies on: November 06, 2013, 03:27:32 AM
Redemption is one of my favorites. Really great picture.
23  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gallstones...surgery? on: October 16, 2013, 01:43:43 AM
My wife had that done. She had to go back in a week later for stabbing pain in the same area, and the Dr. Claimed it was just gas from the surgery. Turned out one of the stones had lodged in her bile duct. Another surgery and she was right as rain.

The whole thing was pretty easy and she has never regretted it.
24  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I like feeling a part of a gaming community.. on: October 15, 2013, 01:47:38 PM
Maybe it's an issue of perspective. I always considered this place less like a community and more as a support group. Or a dysfunctional Thanksgiving dinner(in Canada?).

That kind of makes you my crazy uncle  Ralph who gets drunk and pissed off, storms out and drives off blaring the horn. We know we'll see him for Xmas and everyone will act like it never happened.

slywink



25  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Go Away Monday! No One Likes You! on: October 08, 2013, 12:16:02 AM
On my way back from breakfast this morning, the wife and I saw two stray dogs roaming. While following them (trying to see if we can catch them up) we watched them grab a cat and pull it between them like a rope toy.

Mondays can piss off
26  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: RIP Tom Clancy on: October 02, 2013, 05:56:46 PM
When I was young I worked at a bookstore in Connecticut. Whenever Tom had a new book coming out. He would do a signing at the Booksmith in New London, which was a small independent. It was his way of thanking them for being so supportive when he was first starting out, and it always stood out to me as really generous, as I'm sure time was pretty limited for him.

27  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: You're In the Mood for A Drink. What's Your Pleasure? on: October 02, 2013, 05:49:49 PM
Scotch, typically Aberlour or Lagavulin. Sometimes rum, which I favor El Dorado or Ron Zacapa.

Beer is seasonal, but my go to beers are Harpoon UFO and Cigar City Maduro.
28  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: WTT GTA V (PS3) for Last of Us on: September 26, 2013, 04:41:30 PM
Traded
29  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / WTT GTA V (PS3) for Last of Us on: September 23, 2013, 06:46:32 PM
I mistakenly ordered GTA V for the wrong console, figured i'd see if anyone wanted to swap before I return it. It's brand new in shrink, so I expect a spotless copy of Last of Us in return. US or Canada only please.






30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PSN] The Mark of Kri returning on: September 21, 2013, 04:21:39 PM
One of my favorite games of all time. Hell, I even enjoyed Rise of the Kasai, despite it's shortcomings
31  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Roach problems (bugs, that is) on: September 13, 2013, 12:41:28 AM
Get some Advion, that stuff is brilliant. I live in Florida, the land of giant, flying cockroaches. I put some Advion down on index cards every other month, placing them under sinks and cabinets and I have zero problems with roaches. You can also dust behind your outlets with Borax as an intermediate step.
32  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So I wrote an urban fantasy on: September 11, 2013, 07:12:31 PM
I'll have to give this one a shot. I'm reading Blue Blazes by Wendig now and it's piqued my interest in the genre.
33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: September 08, 2013, 04:36:21 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on September 08, 2013, 04:05:40 PM

Quote from: Purge on September 08, 2013, 02:20:30 PM

Do you own steam games? Try trading them in (even the ones you bought at B&M and had to register on Steam).


I feel like this would be a more effective counterpoint if Steam games were not consistently available for 50% - 60% the cost of their console counterparts.  I bought Saints Row IV on release week for $35.  Same for Borderlands 2 with the Season Pass.  DmC ran me $15 in the last Green Man Gaming sale; GameStop currently lists a used 360 copy for twice that amount.

Microsoft occasionally puts digital versions of games on sale in the 360 marketplace, but mostly they're MSRP with no savings for the cheap distribution, lack of trade-in options, or the fact that I'm paying them a subscription fee to view their paid advertisements on my console.  There's no upside.

It was a wise decision for them to back down from their Always Online, No Trading, Limited Lending plan.  Hopefully by the time they try that again, they'll be able to offer consumers something in exchange for such drastically curtailed ownership rights.

-Autistic Angel

Yes, this is it exactly. As a consumer I am going to buy what I percieve to be the best deal, and MS failed to deliver that message to me. Meanwhile Sony was waving us all in.
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: September 07, 2013, 07:37:37 PM

Quote from: morlac on September 07, 2013, 02:26:02 PM

So how does targeting work?  The GT review didn't touch on it all (yet gave a 95 for controls?) and it is my biggest concern with the console version.  The deeper you get into the game the more important it is to single out certain monsters in a group.  summoners, elites, etc.  Playing in higher difficulties and this becomes critical.  The PC version pissed me off with the auction house BS and terrible loot drops but damn if I don't love a good ARPG so I am not totally opposed to giving them another $50.  I tend not to hold gaming grudges smile
Holding the left trigger will target a specific enemy, everything else is just standard twin stick. I find that with my barbarian it's really intuitive and well done. I tend to jump in and out of combat and dodge when needed, targeting specific enemies first and then whittling the rest down.

I'm on 360 if anyone wants to co-op.
35  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: [Boardgame] Robinson Crusoe: Adventure on the Cursed Island on: August 29, 2013, 07:26:03 PM
Interesting, it's sounds pretty good. How is it 2 player? I have high hopes for this, as it is story driven and we really love games with a lot of player interaction.

I find that in regards to my wife, there are 2 factors that come into play. How inuitive a game plays, and how much downtime when not your turn.

Letters from Whitechapel was a success due to the rules being easy to grasp and it flowing well. Dominant Species was relatively easy to get the hang of, but lent itself to AP a bit and the downtime was exhorbitant for her.
36  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: [Boardgame] Robinson Crusoe: Adventure on the Cursed Island on: August 29, 2013, 01:37:13 AM
This is topping my list. How is the "girlfriend factor"? Our group is comprised of two light gamers that get frustrated learning new games.
37  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What stupid things did you do as a teen? on: August 28, 2013, 06:58:54 PM
I did a lot of stupid shit. I took out the school intercom system for an entire year, removed all the window latches one winter, pried up tiles, blew up a toilet, etc....

There was a girl a few years older than me, her mom owned the video store and she worked there. Real sweetheart, a little slow and just the kind of girl you look at as a sister. This one dude we knew a little did some bad shit to her, and I knew a couple of hard guys that wanted to make it right. My buddy and I went along thinking we were all going to tune him up a little, thought we could show the guys that we were tough too.

Shit got way, way outta control. I learned that there is a big difference between petty kid stuff and hard crime. Been flying straight ever since.
38  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Kudos on the step up in journalism on: August 25, 2013, 08:04:18 PM
Haha, yeah, it does look like weird spam title.

I always appreciate "attaboys", so I try to toss em out when deserved slywink
39  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Kudos on the step up in journalism on: August 24, 2013, 07:13:46 PM
I used to pretty much skip the front page and just come lurk in the forums, but lately you guys have been tearing it up. I found the review on Splinter Cell to be well written and insightful, and it got me excited to play a game I was going to give a pass. The article on victory points in gaming was excellent, a delightful read and one of my highlights in gaming journalism lately.

Anyway, don't think that it's gone unnoticed, because this guy really appreciates the direction the site has taken.
40  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Commando + 20 Years: Does Not Hold Up At All on: August 23, 2013, 12:13:46 AM
Try watching Cobra (Stallone). That movie is laughably bad.

"Crime is a disease and I'm the cure"
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