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41  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.
42  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.
43  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



44  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
45  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.

46  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.
47  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: WTT GTA V (PS3) for Last of Us on: September 26, 2013, 04:41:30 PM
Traded
48  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.






49  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
50  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.
51  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.
52  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.
53  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.
54  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.
55  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.
56  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.
57  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
58  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.
59  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"
60  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: How are you feeling about your pre-orders now? on: August 22, 2013, 03:50:14 AM
Ps4 for me, despite being an Xbox guy for the last 12 years. Killzone looks great, as does Infamous. My wife actually just bought me a PS3, so I have a backlog to work on while I wait. I'm sure i'll buy the Xbox eventually.
61  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Incursion Kickstarter on: August 14, 2013, 10:56:54 PM
The new Level 7 (Omega Protocol?) looks neat, about as close to XCom as I've seen. I'm awaiting reviews before i shell out he cash
62  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Incursion Kickstarter on: August 11, 2013, 04:07:01 AM
Really? We loved it, and it still hits the table with regularity. Granted I was late to the party (i picked up a used copy), but it was everything I loved about Space Hulk, just a little better and more affordable.

I'd be chipping in, but Level 7 has sort of piqued my interest right now
63  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Incursion Kickstarter on: August 02, 2013, 11:32:26 PM
Grindhouse Games has relaunched their game Incursion. It's a bit pricey, but it is one of the best tactical miniatures games I've played. It's an established game by an established company that they are improving via Kickstarter funds.

Anyway, i thought you guys might be interested.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1440310529/incursion

64  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [iOS] Breach & Clear on: July 28, 2013, 03:53:17 AM
It's half a game right now. Worth the money, but it grows stale rather quick
65  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA/PC] Fez - Fez 2 cancelled on: July 28, 2013, 03:25:46 AM
Creative people tend to be volatile, it's oftentimes simply in their nature. I bet given a week or two we'll hear that it is back on
66  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Gaming Trend Cookbook (Crowdsourced nom book!) on: July 19, 2013, 05:55:30 PM
this is the single most requested recipe in our circle of friends.

The Greatest Dip Ever Made By Anyone

-3 locally grown tomatoes, Plum tomatoes are great in this. Chop em up and seed them.
-1 Avocado - we like Hass avocados, so if you use those use a couple as they are small. Chop those bad boys up as well.
-1 small sweet onion (Vidalia or Walla Walla), finely chopped.
-Some garlic, finely minced. We use 2 cloves, but you might like more.
-Some fresh cilantro. Some people hate this, so we leave it out when we are making for a group.
-Oil and vingegar. We use extra virgin olive oil and white wine vinegar at a 1-1 ratio. Usually a Tablespoon of each.
-1 package of feta, 4-6 ounces depending on your love of cheese.

Mix up everything except the oil and vinegar and the feta.

Whisk the oil/vinegar together and add slowly to the dip, gently folding it in.

Put that cheese in and gently mix some more.

Chill for awhile before serving to allow the flavors to mix.

67  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: June 12, 2013, 04:39:24 PM
Having owned both an original Xbox and a 360(which I purchased day 1), I went ahead an preordered a PS4. The Xbox One policies seem a little confusing, to the point where they even have trouble explaining to me, the consumer, why I should choose them over the competition. Kinect? No thanks. I have one I never use it. The ability to play my games on any Xbox? I have exactly 1 adult gamer friend, so not a plus for me. I have to connect every 24 hours in order to use it? No thanks, that sucks. Hell they can't even clarify the used games policy, which I don't actually have as much of an issue with. I am all for developers getting paid.

At the end of the day I'm going to buy the toy that brings me the most enjoyment with the least amount of headache. Only time will tell of course, but as of right now the PS4 is a clear winner in that department.
68  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: June 07, 2013, 12:23:17 AM
http://news.xbox.com/2013/06/main

I consider myself an Xbox fanboy. My original Xbox got the most use(and I owned all 3 consoles) and I bought a 360 the night it came out. I replaced that one with a slim and haven't felt the need to buy a PS3.

That said, I'm out on the Xbox One. Curious about PS4, but it may be PC gaming for me.
69  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [iOS] Warhammer Quest on: June 03, 2013, 03:25:09 PM
I've never purchased gold and after 12 hours or so i'm still good to go. You may have to grind a little in order ti sell items( as leveling gets damn expensive).
70  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3]Far Cry HD on: May 24, 2013, 09:03:48 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 24, 2013, 02:53:25 AM

they should have called it Far Cry One.
Ha! Good one smile
71  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is the first video game you ever purchased? on: May 24, 2013, 06:42:54 PM
My folks bought a Trash 80 and I purchased The Dungeons of Daggorath


That games was awesome, but sadly met it's end with my first genuine ragequit.
72  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fall 2013 TV schedules are starting to form. on: May 10, 2013, 12:41:34 AM
Cool, I loved The Tomorrow People when I was a kid
73  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [iOS] Eclipse: New Dawn on: May 07, 2013, 02:46:46 PM
It was a day one purchase for me. It's an excellent version of the boardgame. The tutorial does a good job of showing you the basics and playing on the easy level will bring you the rest of the way. The interface is excellent and it features asynch multiplayer, which is nice for those of us with limited time.

Anyone with a passing interest in 4x games should buy this one.

74  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Space Exploration type Board Games on: May 01, 2013, 06:21:49 PM
Eclipse is now out for the IPad and it's really, really good. If you dig the boardgame you will love it on your tablet.
75  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 4/26/13 on: April 28, 2013, 12:42:59 AM

Quote from: Soulchilde on April 26, 2013, 02:18:30 PM

Borderlands 2 has it's hooks into me again.  Will probably work on Zer0 and Gaige in TVHM

I've been playing this as well on 360 if you want to do some co-op. UVHM is kicking my arse
76  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: MSN reviving Heroes? on: April 18, 2013, 05:24:42 AM
No, they had a brilliant first season and then were tragically cancelled before the show could take off
77  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Silversword (IOS) on: March 23, 2013, 03:09:07 AM
So this little gem has sucked me right in over the last couple of days. It's a labor of love that's inspired by and emulates the original Bard's Tale. I really recommend it for anyone who loves the older, party based fantasy games.
78  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: "I'm Roger." (warning - self congratulatory content inside) on: March 12, 2013, 11:12:05 PM
Dude, that's awesome! I give you mad props for just getting on stage, but landing a lead in a beloved production is pretty amazing.
79  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: March 11, 2013, 07:13:07 PM
I can't get over how good Procreate is. It has become, in a few short days, my most used app. Anyone with a hankering for art should check it out.
80  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Claustrophobia (a sort of review) on: March 11, 2013, 03:32:28 PM
yup, those are the assassins (I think they are called Sicaria?). We haven't fielded them yet, maybe tonight we'll get further along in the scenarios.

Of the dungeon crawlers I've played (Descent, Space Hulk, etc...) this is the stand out. The only other one that has come close is Incursion.
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