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41  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: October 01, 2015, 05:32:28 PM
Greatness *still* awaits, apparently.

I love my PS4, but I've been supremely disappointed in the lack of exclusives. I'm talking real exclusives, not indie shit I can get all day long on Steam for half the price. It's been two years, for God's sake.
42  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/29) on: September 30, 2015, 05:03:23 PM
Jeff Gerstmann posted on Twitter his initial impressions of Tony Hawk, which was a meh/sad face, which pretty much told me all I needed to know.
43  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Heroes Reborn on: September 29, 2015, 04:46:19 PM
Quote from: hepcat
The best thing they could do for the show is to fire Tim Kring.  The guy is a hack.

Hack? The guy co-wrote Teen Wolf Too!
44  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/29) on: September 28, 2015, 12:21:06 PM
Nothing this week as I'm saving for Rock Band 4 next week.
45  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Heroes Reborn on: September 27, 2015, 09:59:21 PM
I have to disagree with the Katana Girl assessment. I thought it almost torpedoed the entire show. I actually rolled my eyes when I saw it. It was sooooo dumb. Any time movies or TV try to portray gaming or computers they always fail miserably, and this was no exception. It seriously almost ruined the entire two hour block for me.

As far as the rest of it, about the only two characters I really like are Pan and HRG. Pan is a great Claire replacement and his power is interesting.

Unfortunately I just get a very strong vibe of "Heroes mediocrity" - it's the same exact vibe I got in Seasons 3 & 4. I was hoping they would come in with some complete bad-assery, completely rebooting the franchise. Instead, it felt more like they're just continuing the mediocrity of Season 4 with some minor tweaks.
46  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Survivor 2015: Second Chance! on: September 27, 2015, 09:54:27 PM
Kelly doesn't even look like the same person. She's had a lot of work done, and not really for the better IMO.

I was glad the first person voted out was that person. Never liked them.

Overall it was OK, but I'm afraid the newer players are going to have a significant advantage.
47  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend playlist - 9/25 edition on: September 27, 2015, 09:49:27 PM
I had planned to get in some Rainbow Six beta but I may not get a chance - it's been busy. I did get a little more Mad Max time in last night. Completely cleared Jeet's territory and now I'm knee deep in Gutgash country.
48  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Survivor 2015: Second Chance! on: September 25, 2015, 12:12:35 AM
I've skipped the last couple of seasons but decided to come back for this one due to the strength of the cast. I always like the shows with veteran players because you dispense with a lot of the "Survivor is HARD" whining and get down to pure gameplay.
49  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend playlist - 9/18 edition on: September 22, 2015, 06:34:29 PM
No gaming, but spent Saturday night running from a panicked mob when a gang fight broke out at Carowinds.  icon_eek
50  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/22) on: September 21, 2015, 08:47:00 PM
I may grab The Adventures of Van Helsing: Final Cut if I can just pick up the third one for $15 and get it for free.
51  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Fall 2015 Shows on: September 17, 2015, 11:06:16 PM
My tastes run pretty close to yours.

New shows I'll be picking up definitely include Heroes Reborn, Supergirl, Minority Report, and probably Blindspot. I didn't realize The Bastard Executioner had already started so I'll try to catch up on that one and see if I like it.

Returning shows I'm looking forward to are The Blacklist, Gotham, The Big Bang Theory,and The Walking Dead.

I desperately need to catch up on The Flash and Arrow.
52  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Fear the Walking Dead on: September 17, 2015, 08:08:05 PM
Ok, I found some clarification on the whole "zombie" thing via the Walking Dead Wiki.

Apparently the word zombie, as it relates to a person rising from the dead via voodoo, is a known term. It's apparently used once in the comics and in the Telltale game. However, Romero's zombie films *do not* exist - so essentially the popular concept of zombies we have today is unknown.

53  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Fear the Walking Dead on: September 17, 2015, 12:48:01 AM
I recall reading or hearing that the creators of this universe wanted it set in a world where people didn't know what zombies were. Which is why they're never called zombies in the comics or the show.

I'm in the "I wish the whole cast would get eaten" camp. After 5 seasons of The Walking Dead, it's painful to me to watch rookies stand around like deer in the headlights. The only thing that would make that tolerable is for those characters to be immensely likable so I could root for them, but that's sadly not the case.
54  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The kid and movies on: September 14, 2015, 01:34:34 PM
Growing up I can't remember a single time when either of my parents said, "Hey, you've got to see this old movie I loved as a kid!"

I've come to accept that my kids are busy forming their own list of movie memories, and they differ from mine. But they'll be just as special to them one day.

Let it go, KD. Let it go. icon_biggrin
55  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/15) on: September 14, 2015, 01:27:11 PM
Nothing this week, though if Best Buy would ever run a 39.99 sale on Arkham Knight I'd be all over it.
56  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 09/11 Patriotic Edition on: September 13, 2015, 11:24:03 AM
Totally addicted to Mad Max right now. About 10 hours in and going strong.

I also picked up Costume Quest 2 from the Humble Store sale, but I'll probably wait until October to hit that one.
57  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Apple] It's about time... on: September 11, 2015, 12:55:25 AM
Quote from: canuck
I don't see the ipad pro being successful among general consumers. Yeah, yeah, naysayers have said that about every apple product. But $800 for the most basic version without the keyboard or stylus?
I for one find my ipad air too big as it is. I'm sure a few people will buy it to read their comics and some artists will find use for it but I don't see this as solving Apple's decreasing ipad sales problem.

They don't care about general consumers if they can get businesses to bite. Ordinarily I would say there's no way businesses are going to go for it, but I said the same thing about iPhones and iPads with our company. What happened? Employees demanded their iOS toys from home be compatible and useful at work, so we ended up caving to demand. At one point our company absolutely prohibited Apple phones for business use and gave everyone Droids. That lasted about 6 months until the bitching level got so high that the company caved again.

I think the other business area where these will be snapped up are restaurants and other retail places that are using iPads now for transactions. I run into these all the time, and I'm guessing the larger form factor will be appealing.

That's not to say that I think this thing will be a hit in the business market. But I guess it can't hurt.

Personally I'd have rather had a new version of the standard iPad. I've got an iPad 2 that is getting long in the tooth that I'd like to replace, but I don't see dropping that much money for a giant screen.
58  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 9/4/15 - US Labor Day Edition on: September 04, 2015, 06:08:21 PM
I did something a little weird.

After hitting mental roadblocks in GTA V and Witcher 3, I found myself just not wanting to play anything. However, I didn't really want to drop $60 on Mad Max or Metal Gear just to attempt to get out of a gaming slump. I had a copy of Assassin's Creed: Unity I got for like $10 still in shrink so I said you know what - why the hell not. It will scratch the new game itch, it will scratch the Ubisoft open world itch, and it's not costing me anything.

I actually had a pretty good time with it last night (patched version, obviously). So I'll sip on that one throughout the weekend and see how it goes. I'm hoping if I can just finish one game it might get me back in full game mode again, and right now Unity is probably the shortest game in my console backlog.

I know it's probably sacrilege to be playing Unity instead of the really good games I own, but I'm up for anything to get me out of my doldrums.
59  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/1) Snake? SNAKE?! SNAAAAAAKKEEEEE!!!!!! on: August 31, 2015, 04:48:04 AM
I want Metal Gear but honestly it would be stupid to bring another game into this house right now with as little time as I have to devote to gaming.

If I do buy it, I'm probably going to just trade/sell or in some other way get my current backlog out of sight and out of mind. I need to accept the fact there's no way I'm going to finish most of the games I own right now.
60  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend playlist - (late) 8/28 edition on: August 30, 2015, 11:50:31 PM
I got absolutely no gaming in this weekend, which is becoming rather typical lately. Was on-call and ended up working all day Saturday.  icon_frown
61  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360,PS3,XB1,PS4] MGS5: The Phantom Pain on: August 26, 2015, 03:22:51 PM
Man, this went from "no way" to "can't miss." I need another open world game like I need a hole in the head, and I haven't even played a Metal Gear game since the first one on NES, but it sounds soooooo good.
62  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Martian on: August 19, 2015, 11:34:13 PM
Quote from: Ironrod
Guess I'm going to have to either stall or give in and see something else.

Magic Mike XXL
63  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (8/18) on: August 17, 2015, 07:46:48 PM
Ordinarily I'd be all over Shadowrun: Hong Kong, but I haven't even beaten Dragonfall yet.
64  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend playlist - 8/14 edition on: August 17, 2015, 05:56:22 PM
Quote from: Gratch
Shoot me a friend request, I'm Bayard Elderwood.  Happy to get you an invite to our Free Company as well, if you don't have one already.  And ping me with any questions...I've spent more time with FFXIV than I have any other game in my entire life.

Thanks Gratch, will do!
65  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend playlist - 8/14 edition on: August 17, 2015, 12:21:00 PM
Right now I'm on Coeurl (sp?) since that's where everyone was at launch.

Also - funny story. I rolled up a Lalafell Arcanist named "Anna Sunshine." My goal was to be as innocuous and innocent looking as possible, just because I thought the juxtaposition of this little thing running around with pets and blasting stuff would be cool.

What I didn't count on was everybody taking pity on me and giving me free stuff. Just walking through town I had people showering me with gold. One guy gave me around 30,000 gil within the first 10 minutes.  icon_biggrin
66  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend playlist - 8/14 edition on: August 17, 2015, 03:41:17 AM
So I went a little unexpected route this weekend, though Gratch may have been working some subliminal magic on me.

I've been dabbling in F2P MMOs for a few weeks now, trying to find something that entertains me, and all of them have failed to grab me. Elder Scrolls Online, SWTOR, LOTRO - I'd play for a night and then either the F2P trappings would get too annoying or I'd just grow bored.

I realized that what I really wanted - an old school MMO with decent graphics - could only be found in FFXIV. So I re-subbed and have been having a ball with it.
67  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend playlist - 8/14 edition on: August 14, 2015, 05:59:04 PM
I'm warming up to Witcher 3 quite a bit, so I'll probably continue down that road for awhile.

I'm also dabbling around in Star Wars: The Old Republic just to get my old-school MMO fix in.
68  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Free Rainbow Six Siege Beta entries on: August 14, 2015, 01:53:41 PM
Thanks Ron,

Went for the XB1 version since that's where all my multiplayer peeps are at.
69  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Former President Jimmy Carter reveals he has cancer on: August 13, 2015, 02:01:28 PM
Yes, I have a tremendous respect for how he turned what many considered a terrible presidency into a world of good. His legacy after he left office is just incredible.

I remember when I was just a little thing, shortly before Reagan was elected, I got something in the mail from Jimmy Carter. It was some little thing my mom sent off for that just had a form letter and pictures of his family and a machine-generated signature, but at the age of 5 I was highly impressed.

I didn't understand politics at the time, but I've always remembered that. 
70  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Fear the Walking Dead on: August 13, 2015, 01:55:41 PM
I think my biggest "fear" is that I'm totally burned out on zombies. I don't mind The Walking Dead as my one undead fix, but two zombie shows may be overload. But who am I kidding, I'll still watch it.
71  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend playlist - 8/7 edition on: August 13, 2015, 12:47:39 PM
I'm slowly warming up to Witcher 3. I put in another couple of hours last night and now that some of the key game mechanics are coming into focus for me, I'm having much more fun with it. I'm not trying to crush it or anything, just knocking out appropriate-level quests as I see them. I'm content to just nibble on it for the next several months if need be.
72  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Winders 10 and gamin' on: August 13, 2015, 12:44:58 PM
I may have fixed my issue where Filter Keys was getting turned on after an extended period of time. There were instances where I'd come back to find the screen locked and Filter Keys turned on. Going into accessibility settings would show they were turned off, but the keyboard wouldn't work properly until I rebooted.

I went into accessibility settings and under advanced unchecked the hotkey shortcuts for enabling Filter Keys, so that there was no way to turn them on via key press. Ever since then I have not had the issue occur. Don't understand the logic behind it, but so far so good.
73  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Fear the Walking Dead on: August 12, 2015, 12:49:34 AM
I've been a little skeptical from the start just because I'm such a huge Walking Dead fan, but the casting of Kim Dickens eased my worries a bit. She was awesome in Gone Girl and can easily play a bad-ass female lead.
74  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend playlist - 8/7 edition on: August 10, 2015, 08:27:03 PM
Quote from: Gratch
So much truth to this.  Out of curiosity, how long did it take you to finish PoE?  I started it once and got about 6 hours in, but shelved it because I wanted it to get patched further.  Maybe I'll give it another look.

My Steam total shows 76 hours, but I think I left the game paused a couple of times overnight accidentally. I'd guess the true total is probably closer to 60, and you could probably shave a few more off of that due to me restarting a couple of times.

It was definitely more than 40, which contradicts myself, but I was thoroughly engrossed in PoE to the point that the extra hours didn't seem to matter. It never really felt like a slog.

I was home sick today so I did put a couple of hours into Witcher 3. I quickly realized another reason I ditched this game - I SUCK at the combat. Like, seriously suck. I did manage to knock out a couple of main quests, though, and it got me *just* interested enough that I'll probably put at least some effort back into it. We'll see.
75  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend playlist - 8/7 edition on: August 09, 2015, 06:06:57 PM
Yeah, I think it's the equivalent of staring at a 900-page Brandon Sanderson novel. I want to read it, I know it will be good, but it's just such a big project.

When I was younger that would have been no problem, and in fact - "challenge accepted." In these days of one hour gaming time a day - if I'm lucky - and various other hobbies competing for that hour at the same time, it's tough to start something I know could very well take me 3-4 months to finish, and that's IF I commit to it. I know the best way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time, and that there is no reason to feel guilty for setting the elephant aside when I'm not feeling hungry, but it's hard for me to do.

I used to be in the "if a game isn't 20 hours+, then it's a waste of money" camp, but these days I actually get excited when I run across an RPG that's less than 40 hours. I think that's the only reason I beat Pillars of Eternity - I knew going in that it wasn't a 100+ hour marathon.

76  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend playlist - 8/7 edition on: August 08, 2015, 11:55:49 AM
Quote from: Gratch
Witcher 3 is still sitting there glaring at me for not finishing it.  I tried putting in a couple hours last weekend, but wasn't feeling it at all.  It's so weird, I've never been so high on a game only to have my desire to play just...disappear.

I'm in the same boat. I bought it Day One, couldn't wait to play, and I've put maybe 10 hours into it total. It just didn't grab me. I'm sure I'll get back to it at some point, but right now I'm having more fun in GTA V.
77  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hitchhiking Robot Found Decapitated on: August 05, 2015, 12:53:11 PM
What you guys fail to realize is that the guy in the video was John Connor, who successfully came back in time to prevent Skynet.
78  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jonathan Strange movie rights on: August 04, 2015, 07:12:36 PM
It was weird seeing my post earlier in this thread from 11 years ago  icon_eek because I don't remember a damn thing about that book.

I did watch the series, and enjoyed it for the most part, but it was like watching a brand new show because I honestly could not remember the plot of the novel in any way, shape, or form.

79  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Winders 10 and gamin' on: August 03, 2015, 07:55:49 PM
From that Times article:

Microsoft has also announced itís working on the reverse, letting gamers stream PC games to the Xbox One console.

Your ideas intrigue me, and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter. That would certainly put a kink in Valve's plans.
80  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mafia 3 Confirmed - More info @ Gamescom on: August 03, 2015, 07:52:35 PM
Sorry Rumpy, wrote that before coffee.  icon_biggrin
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