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81  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Starbound 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.
82  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So what would ya say.....ya do here? on: April 14, 2013, 08:03:35 AM
I work for Apple. 
83  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk about piracy. on: April 13, 2013, 03:36:55 AM

Quote from: SkyLander on April 13, 2013, 03:34:09 AM

Quote from: Zarkon on April 13, 2013, 03:14:09 AM

About the only thing I /really/ download any more is anime, but I still buy box sets of things periodically. 

Depending on what anime you watch Crunchyroll/Funimation (Now that they are finally fucking working) on a Roku work rather well.

You're right, and I really need to subscribe to Crunchyroll.  Granted, with the recent spate of heavy censorship of TV episodes in Japan, I have to wait on the BDs to be released there /anyway/.
84  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk about piracy. on: April 13, 2013, 03:33:55 AM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on April 12, 2013, 08:29:59 PM

I have purchased both seasons on BluRay.  But I wouldn't hesitate to watch season 3 episodes obtained off the back of a truck or otherwise.

HBO offers their Go service in other countries without requiring a cable subscription.  When they offer it here, I will sign up for it to give them my money.  But I am not going to sign up for basic cable and HBO both to view the episodes.  I don't feel that twelve episodes of viewing is worth $150-200 to view them.

Even if they did, you'd be paying $150-200 to view them.  If you get HBO with a subscription to cable, it's $15/month.  I'm absolutely convinced that if HBO to Go ever goes 'without cable' that it'll be $15-20 a month.
85  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk about piracy. on: April 13, 2013, 03:31:39 AM

Quote from: Crusis on April 12, 2013, 07:46:40 PM

Slightly different viewpoint on piracy of media in general. As an author, I am not bothered in the least by anyone pirating one of my novels or audiobooks. I figure that if someone downloads it for free they had no intention of ever buying it in the first place. Last year I sold a hair over 20K books and a quick search turns up my books on torrent sites, websites, usenet, ... I just don't care if it was downloaded another 5k or even 10K more times by pirates, chances are a few of them may enjoy one of my works and buy one, or at least tell a friend about them.

This is something I've held for years when people bring up the piracy argument about games/software, especially when a company says, "We lost $XXX to piracy".  I remain strongly convinced that the vast majority of people who pirate do so because it's something they can do easily.  They weren't going to buy it anyway.  Happily though, I haven't heard that particular argument in a while.
86  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk about piracy. on: April 13, 2013, 03:14:09 AM
I used to be fairly big with piracy.    We're talking 10-15 years ago here.  PC and console games, music, movies, TV didn't matter.  This was the Napster years, and a lot of it honestly revolved around 1) how easy it was 2) how little relative money I had and 3) how victimless it seemed at the time.

I haven't pirated a console or PC game in probably about 5-10 years.  Insane sales and digital distribution have made it stupid to bother with piracy.  I rarely pay more than $20 for a game, so why pirate it when it'll be that $20 in a few months?

Music I tend to buy now unless I can't get it digitally (which is very rare), and even then I usually end up buying it. 

TV shows .... I'm a bit different on.  I have cable and DVR, so if it's something that I can record, I absolutely do (Note:  I don't have an HBO subscription). 

However, if my cable company doesn't have the HD channel (BBC America, hello), I have no problem downloading the show to watch. 

I also have no problem downloading Game of Thrones -----BUT, I also preorder the seasons. 

I think part of the thinking on /most/ TV shows (not counting pay channels here, btw) is that they're on 'free' TV, and we're just avoiding the commercials and watching it when and how we want -- this doesn't hold as much water as it used to, though, thanks to easy access to DVRs, Hulu, Netflix and the like.

Movies also, I used to download all the time, but over the past 5 years or so I haven't, because I've been buying blu-rays when they're cheap enough.  I do find myself sometimes downloading a movie to watch, though, before buying the DVD.  I can't say why, though, I don't really have a reason behind it.

About the only thing I /really/ download any more is anime, but I still buy box sets of things periodically. 

I mean, if you really want to get nuts and bolts about it, any form of copyright infringement is wrong.  However, it's seeming more and more like we, as a society, don't /consider/ it wrong and for a lot of us, it doesn't stop us from actually buying the physical products. 
87  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/Ps3] Bioshock: Infinite - Impressions Incoming! Impressions pg 6 on: April 08, 2013, 10:48:09 AM

Quote from: msduncan on April 07, 2013, 09:44:12 PM

Quote from: Zarkon on April 07, 2013, 09:18:05 PM

Quote from: The Grue on April 03, 2013, 07:41:19 PM

Am I the only person who was pretty amazed with the game right up until the point where I put skyhook through a guy's head?  I know this is a shooter and all, but it seems these guys went with violence for violence's sake.  It honestly soured my impressions of the game.  This is the type of game that could have really done something meaningful if they were going to put that kind of violence in (they minorly address it, from what I hear), but for such a smart game, they really sank into the "murder simulator" mode on this one.

That was about my reaction yes.  We're in the minority, but we're not alone.  There've been stories on Polygon, Kotaku and a few other places also.  Hell, CliffyB is even saying it's overdone, and that's .... saying something.

He was a Pinkerton.   They aren't known for subtlety.

I'm not saying he needs to be subtle.  I'm playing Bioshock 1 right now, and it's just as violent.


Bioshock 1 didn't have heads exploding.  It doesn't have nearly the gore that I experienced in just under 2 hours in Infinite.  I'm not saying there shouldn't be blood.  I'm saying that in Infinite it almost appears that the blood and gore are there just for the sake...of having blood and gore.  It's like they learned lessons on how to do combat from Bulletstorm or something.  *shrug*

I'm not slamming the game, by any means (haven't played enough to do that), but isn't it time that 'mature' meant something more than titillation and gore? 

I felt more dread from seeing everyone with the baseballs than I did shooting and dodging.  THAT is the mature experience I want.  Tell me an awesome story, don't drown me in blood to go "Oooh, matuuuuure".
88  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/Ps3] Bioshock: Infinite - Impressions Incoming! Impressions pg 6 on: April 07, 2013, 09:18:05 PM

Quote from: The Grue on April 03, 2013, 07:41:19 PM

Am I the only person who was pretty amazed with the game right up until the point where I put skyhook through a guy's head?  I know this is a shooter and all, but it seems these guys went with violence for violence's sake.  It honestly soured my impressions of the game.  This is the type of game that could have really done something meaningful if they were going to put that kind of violence in (they minorly address it, from what I hear), but for such a smart game, they really sank into the "murder simulator" mode on this one.

That was about my reaction yes.  We're in the minority, but we're not alone.  There've been stories on Polygon, Kotaku and a few other places also.  Hell, CliffyB is even saying it's overdone, and that's .... saying something.
89  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Might & Magic X being teased on: March 28, 2013, 12:16:45 AM
Whats fun is I've been playing Might and Magic I (also known as You Masochistic Bastard) for the past few weeks.
90  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Dell Customer Service Rant- What would be your next step? on: February 05, 2013, 02:20:38 AM
1)  Ask for a supervisor
2)  Ask for Customer Relations.
3)  Email Michael Dell (Yes, I'm serious.  It's called an Executive Email Carpet Bomb)
91  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Morrowind Help Requested (Merged Objects) on: January 18, 2013, 02:45:41 AM
Conflicts Links:

This is just for mods A-L, to see if people can give me an idea of where to even begin.
92  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Morrowind Help Requested (Merged Objects) on: January 17, 2013, 11:54:43 PM
Okay. I'm working on a megamod for Morrowind, and I have it nearly done.  The one thing I don't understand -at all- is merged object lists. 

I know the basics, but I don't understand it.  I went and pulled up a partial conflict list from TESTool, but I....don't get it.  At all. It says two mods conflict on an item, but I don't know which one I want, or how it should be ...or anything.  It simply isn't intuitive at all.

My load order is below, and I'll try to upload my conflict lists later tonight.  Any help is very appreciated, and keep in mind, I don't understand shit about how these work.

Spoiler for Hiden:
_001_ Morrowind.esm
_002_ Tribunal.esm
_003_ Bloodmoon.esm
_004_ Morrowind Patch 1.6.5 Beta (BTB Edit).esm
_005_ Poorly Placed Object Fix 1.2.esm
_006_ abotWaterLife.esm
_007_ Bloodmoon Landscape Overhaul 1.1.esm
_008_ Texture Fix 2.0.esm
_009_ Morrowind Advanced.esm
_010_ Weapon Rotate.esm
_011_ GDR_MasterFile.esm
_012_ H.E.L.L.U.V.A._Merchant_Containers.esm
_013_ BT_Whitewolf_2_0.esm
_014_ Hilgya the Seamstress.esm
_015_ Rise of House Telvanni.esm
_016_ MCA.esm
_017_ TR_Data.esm
_018_ TR_Mainland.esm
_019_ LCV Schedule Markers.esp
*059* Barabus' fireplaces 2.esp
*060* Taddeus'BalancedWeapons.esp
*201* Hold it - replacer.esp
*208* Creatures (lore).esp
*209* Better Weapons and Armors.esp
*210* OTR_Coast_Variety.esp
*211* STA_guides_replacer.esp
*212* MW Containers Animated.esp
*213* Antares' Big Mod 5.9.esp
*214* Better_Sounds.esp
*215* Djangos Dialogue.ESP
*216* Morrowind Rebirth 2.03.ESP
*217* UG2PhaseC_v07b.esp
*218* Clean super_adventurers302.esp
*219* PW_Redesigned Vivec-Vivec_Expansion.esp
*220* Taddeus'BalancedArmors.esp
*221* Clean Tales of Tel Branora.esp
*222* Clean Tales of the Bitter Coast.esp
_020_ NPC LCV Schedules 03.esp
_021_ MW_CultOfTheClouds_v10.esp
_026_ LGNPC_NoLore_v0_83.esp
_027_ Improved Trap Settings.esp
_028_ Improved Lockpicking.esp
_029_ Stealth Enhancements-LD 1.5b (Non-Tribunal).esp
_030_ time_2x.esp
_031_ Dodge Mod 1.2-WD (Enhanced-LD) (Tribunal).esp
_032_ Cait's Critters Unleashed 2.0 (Tribunal).esp
_033_ Illuminated Order v1.0.esp
_034_ Illuminated Order v1.0 - Bloodmoon Compatibility Extras.esp
_022_ Lgnpc_SN.esp
_023_ TravelingMerchants-1.2_BETA.esp
_024_ Faster-v10.esp
_025_ Improved Open Spell Balance-LD.esp
_035_ NPC LCV Locks.esp
_036_ MournholdMagesGuild10CleanFinal.esp
_037_ dh_furn.esp
_038_ dh_furn_stores.esp
_039_ dh_thriftshop.esp
_040_ SirLuthor-Tools.esp
_041_ Unique Banners and Signs.esp
_042_ t_lostheir.esp
_043_ Nudity Greeting Expansion V1.esp
_044_ Better Bodies.esp
_045_ newarrows.esp
_046_ Windows Glow.esp
_047_ DB_Attack_Mod.esp
_048_ Key Replacer Trib & BM.esp
_049_ Molag Mar Revisited.esp
_050_ BE_dh_homes.esp
_051_ JEB_muffin_fix.esp
_052_ Disturb_the_dead.esp
_053_ Great House Dagoth.esp
_061_ Windows Glow - Tribunal Eng.esp
_062_ Lothavor's Legacy.esp
_063_ Lothavor's Legacy BB addon.esp
_064_ Windows Glow - Bloodmoon Eng.esp
_065_ Oluhan V1.13.esp
_066_ Windows Glow - Raven Rock Eng.esp
_067_ WA_Signy_Signposts(!).ESP
_068_ RKCriminals TR&BM.esp
_069_ Syc_MorrowindsStupidestCriminals.esp
_070_ Better Skulls.ESP
_071_ Better Solsthiem Creatures.esp
_072_ Horror Mod.esp
_073_ abotWaterLifeTRaddon.esp
_074_ Psy_VGR_Armour.esp
_075_ EcoAdjCrime.esp
_076_ Creatures Great House Dagoth Patch.esp
_077_ MA_snowprincetomb_v3.esp
_078_ Scamp Lord - Doppleganger 2.5.esp
_079_ Mournhold Expanded.esp
_080_ Vurt's Grazelands Trees.esp
_081_ AtmosphericSoundEffects-3.0-Tribunal.esp
_082_ Morrowind Crafting 2-1.esp
_083_ Morrowind Crafting Equipment.esp
_084_ abotWindowsGlow.esp
_085_ frostmoth_repaired_v0_31.esp
_086_ Statue Replacer - Normal.esp
_087_ bones.esp
_088_ Shieldfx.esp
_089_ Book Jackets - Morrowind.esp
_090_ LGNPC_SecretMasters_MCA5.esp
_091_ Oblivion_and_LGNPC_Books.esp
_092_ Museum of Artifacts Improved Expanded.esp
_093_ Less_Generic_Bloodmoon.esp
_094_ Book Jackets - Tribunal.esp
*124* LGNPC_GnaarMok_v1_20.esp
_096_ LGNPC_AldVelothi_v1_20.esp
_097_ Real_wildlife_2b Complete.esp
_098_ Book Jackets - Bloodmoon.esp
_095_ LGNPC_MaarGan_v1_20.esp
_104_ LGNPC_HlaOad_v1_32.esp
_105_ NewBlood_MwTbBm1.1.esp
_106_ No Trespassing - Pelagiad 1.1.esp
_107_ No Trespassing - Vivec, Molag Mar.esp
_108_ Bounty Hunters 1.1.esp
_109_ Knock Knock Mod 1.2.esp
_110_ The Neverhalls.esp
_111_ No trespassing - Suran.esp
_112_ Camonna Tong's violence 1.2.esp
_113_ No trespassing - Ebonheart, Maar Gan.esp
_114_ No trespassing - Balmora 1.3.esp
_115_ Neo's Unique Creatures.esp
_116_ DNGDR-GHD Patch.esp
_117_ The Doors - Ald-Ruhn 1.2.esp
_118_ The Doors - Balmora, Suran 1.2.esp
_119_ No Trespassing - Ald-Ruhn.esp
_120_ The Doors - Caldera.esp
_121_ Improved Gold Weight.esp
_122_ LGNPC_Aldruhn_v1_20.esp
_123_ LGNPC_Aldruhn_v1_22_suppl.esp
_125_ LGNPC_Pelagiad_v1_31.esp
_126_ LGNPC_TelMora_v1_30.esp
_128_ LGNPC_Khuul_v2_21.esp
_129_ LGNPC_VivecFQ_v2_20.esp
_134_ Less_Generic_Nerevarine.esp
_130_ LGNPC_TelUvirith_v1_20.esp
_131_ LGNPC_SecretMasters_v1_30.esp
_132_ LGNPC_IndarysManor_v1_51.esp
_133_ LGNPC_VivecRedoran_v1_61.esp
_135_ LGNPC_PaxRedoran_v1_20.esp
_136_ LGNPC_SoulSicknessPatch_v1_00.esp
_137_ correctUV Ore Replacer 1.0.esp
_138_ beware of pickpockets! 1.4.esp
_139_ No Trespassing Mournhold 1.3.esp
_140_ RW2B_NoTownCreatures.ESP
_141_ Clean To Serve Sithis_.esp
_142_ Bloated Caves.esp
_143_ Graphic Herbalism.esp
_144_ EcoAdjCrime (Tresspass Edit).esp
_145_ EcoAdjMerchantSkills (Disposition Edit).esp
_146_ No Trespassing - Caldera.esp
*177* Uvirith's Legacy_Final_2.0.esp
*178* SneakingRealism_En_v3.esp
*179* UniqueFinery.esp
*180* MDP Compilation.ESP
*181* Water Level Fix - Full.esp
*182* MiscastModv3.0.esp
*183* Unique Jewelry and Accessories.esp
*184* Elemental Magicka 1.0.esp
*185* What Thieves Guild.ESP
*186* True_Lights_And_Darkness_1.0-NoDaylight.esp
*187* abotSiltStridersTR.esp
*188* sm_ForgottenHalls.esp
*189* Service Requirements (BTB Edit).esp
*190* MW_Adv_Required (BTB Edit).esp
*191* Training_Limit.esp
*192* Clean MCFC_1.0.esp
*193* Nasty Cammona Tong.esp
*194* Uvirith's Legacy Book Jackets Add-on.esp
*195* The Raven.esp
*196* RoHT Taddeus Balancing.esp
*197* UL v2.0 RoHT v1.52 Compatibility.esp
*198* ab01NPCLCVSchedulesFix.esp
*199* imperial chain fix.esp
*202* UF_HortRobeF001.esp
*203* Magical Missions.ESP
*204* Cast On Use B-Gone.esp
*205* Morag Tong Armor.esp
*206* New Bodies - Mature.esp
*207* Female Armor - Complete.esp
_147_ RAMF.esp
_148_ ExcellentMagicSounds.esp
_149_ Xenn's Strict Factions.ESP
_150_ Less_Generic_Tribunal.esp
_151_ almalexia armor.esp
_152_ abotWhereAreAllBirdsGoing.esp
_153_ abotGondoliersRV.esp
_154_ GH MC Patch.esp
_155_ Psy_UniqueDremora_T.esp
_156_ Starfires NPC Additions ver-1.11.esp
_157_ Clean Tales of Seyda Neen.esp
_158_ BTB - Character.esp
_159_ BTB - Spells.esp
_160_ BTB - Alchemy.esp
_161_ BTB - Equipment.esp
_162_ BTB - Settings.esp
_163_ Golden Gold.esp
_164_ NX9_Guards_Complete.ESP
_165_ The Tribe Unmourned (GHD).esp
_166_ The Sable Dragon 1.6.esp
_167_ New Voices.esp
_168_ Fast Eddie Fix v .0001.esp
_169_ Sleepers, Awake!.esp
_170_ NX9_Guard_LGTrib_patch.ESP
_171_ NX9_Guard_LGRedoran_Patch.ESP
_172_ Clean POTD Paintings.esp
_173_ Building Up Uvirith's Legacy1.1.ESP
_174_ guarskin_drum_replacer.esp
_175_ MCA - TR Addon.ESP
_176_ LeftGloves_Addon_v2.esp
_127_ BirthsignsAMFun_BM.esp
_054_ Balmora Expansion v1.4.esp
_055_ Improved Cursed Items.esp
_056_ Weapon Rotate - Tribunal.esp
_057_ Weapon Rotate - Bloodmoon.esp
_058_ Weapon Rotate - Vendors.esp
_099_ BE 1.4 -Golden Arrow fix-.esp
_100_ DN-GDRv1.esp
_101_ H.E.L.L.U.V.A. Bountiful Books.esp
_102_ Westly's Master Headpack X.esp
_103_ Publicans 1.1.esp
_200_ Mashed Lists.esp
93  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dead Island Riptide on: January 15, 2013, 05:24:04 PM
The industry needs to grow the fuck up.
94  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [book] Wheel of Time 14: A Memory of Light on: January 14, 2013, 03:05:10 PM
Nope, 3. I started with New Spring. smile
95  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [book] Wheel of Time 14: A Memory of Light on: January 14, 2013, 10:19:39 AM
Just finished The Great Hunt.  3 down, 11 more to go until I get to the new goodness!
96  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [book] Wheel of Time 14: A Memory of Light on: January 08, 2013, 12:44:13 AM
Started on my readthrough last night, halfway through EOTW right now.
97  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Origin Names on: January 05, 2013, 06:11:55 PM
Any of you have Origin so I can add you to my friends list for games such as NFS: Most Wanted on iOS? smile
98  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 77 Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies to Watch Out For in 2013 on: January 04, 2013, 06:07:27 PM
Man.  This is going to be painful.

All Superheros Must Die (today)
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (1/25)
John Dies at the End (1/25)
Warm Bodies (2/1)
Side Effects (2/8)
Jack the Giant Slayer (3/1)
Oz the Great and Powerful (3/8)
G.I. Joe: Retaliation (3/29)
Evil Dead (4/12)
Oblivion (4/19)
Iron Man 3 (5/3)
Star Trek:  Into Darkness (5/19)
The Purge (5/31)
After Earth (6/7)
This is the End aka The End of the World (6/14)
Man of Steel (6/14)
Monsters University (6/21)
World War Z (6/21)
Kick-Ass 2:  Balls to the Wall (6/28)
Despicable Me 2 (7/3)
R.I.P.D. (7/19)
The Wolverine (7/26)
RED 2 (8/2)
Elysium (8/9)
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (8/16)
Riddick (9/6)
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (10/4)
The World's End (10/25)
Ender's Game (11/1)
Thor: The Dark World (11/8)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (11/22)
The Hobbit:  The Desolation of Smaug (12/13)
Odd Thomas (undated)
Left Behind (Undated, and why the hell not, Nic Cage!)
99  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Looks like Used Games are going away next gen on: January 04, 2013, 06:01:33 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on January 04, 2013, 05:40:37 PM

I've been fine with Steam taking away my ability to sell my PC games because A) the service has worked so well for me, and B) there are so many good sales that I still feel like I'm getting my money's worth. Occasionally I do pay a full $50 or $60 for a Steam game, but that wouldn't be the case if it weren't for A & B.

If Sony can give me A & B, I might be on board.

I'd love Steam (and Sony/MS) to give me the ability to sell my digital licenses to someone else.  There's even a way to do it so that the 'publisher' and developer get paid.  Let's say I have Assassin's Creed 3.  It's still $50+ online, so I want to sell my Steam license for $25.  I sell it, which removes the game from my Steam library (removing the license) and the new person gets it.   Take a percentage off the top (say 20-25%) with a portion going to Steam and a portion going to the publisher/developer. 

Sure, they gripe because they're not getting $60 per game 'sold', but that's ignoring the fact that people are generally cheap, and want things as cheaply as possible (one of the reasons for piracy, of course). 

I don't see this ever happening, but it would be a glorious day.
100  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Looks like Used Games are going away next gen on: January 04, 2013, 05:58:13 PM

Quote from: Scraper on January 04, 2013, 02:39:17 PM

A digital only model will not work in the US at this point or anytime in the next 3 years. The reason is simple, there is a large percentage of the US population that don't have access to internet service that is fast enough to make the download option more appealing than the disc based option. Until high speed internet is widely available to most of the population this will not change.

Heck I still don't have a Netflix subscription because I have no way of streaming the service at a fast enough rate.

The one exception for me is Steam. I can put up with Downloading a 20 gig game at 120k per second when the game is 75% off.

Try the next 10-20 or more years.  Until something happens to cause the major cable and phone companies to go nationwide with fiber, we're going to have 'below-average' broadband compared to much of the rest of the developed world.   Hell, they're trying to talk people into usage-based billing, which is all kinds of backwards (considering Australia, the bastion of this, is slowly transitioning AWAY from it).  The companies aren't willing to spend to develop their networks other than in dribs and drabs (DOCSIS 3.0 came out over six years ago, and still isn't available in a large percentage of the country).  Wall Street (investors) applies enormous pressure to keep profit margins high and costs (investments in actually upgrading equipment and networks) low.  It's a very short-sighted view, and they're certainly not interested in changing it.  Nor, apparently, is the government. 

C'mon, Google.  Scare the crap out of everyone to push us all forward!
101  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I need your opinion on whether or not to run a review on: December 28, 2012, 09:15:33 PM
I haven't watched the video (and can't right now, I'm at work), but here is my opinion (for what very little it's worth). 

It's AO.  This is bad simply because these games can't ... well, be bought anywhere other than J-List and a few sites like that (yeah, all hentai). 

However, I have a personal disbelief in the ESRB in what considers 'M' and 'AO', given the amount of violence that's in our games.  Not that I mind violence, mind you, but I do mind the double-standard in our society as regards sex vs. violence.  A bare boob is horrible, but blowing holes in people, man that's just a-ok with us!

I say use your best judgement, Ron.  Watch as much preview info as you can, and see if it's actually a worthwhile game...or if it's just a cheap grab at a sex-sim.  If it's worthwhile, review it.  If it's a cheap sex-sim thing..meh.

That said, I'd love if the industry (both sides, game making and game reviewing) could have an actual mature way of handling relationships and sex in games without degenerating to 'hurr hurr' behavior like they're thirteen year olds.
102  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Merry Christmas and Holiday Loot 2012 on: December 25, 2012, 07:58:02 PM
$50 Mastercard gift card
25th Anniversary Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall Blu-Ray
Blu-Ray with Gremlins, Gremlins II and Goonies
Battlestar Galactica: Razor BD
Silent HIll:  Book of Memories Vita
MLB The Show 12 Vita
Catamount glass microwave popcorn maker (2.5 QT)
Kapoosh universal knife block
A couple of books including a 1st edition CE of The Icewind Dale collection.
103  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy shows up on iOS App Store on: December 14, 2012, 07:30:59 AM
Gratch is 100% right on this one.  I bought the packs for the games I wanted as well as the single songs i liked, and I spent about $25.  I'm a happy person now slywink

Where the fuck is the best songs from FF6 and 8 though.
104  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Chrome issues after Windows 8 upgrade - 'double tapping' to get pages to load. on: December 04, 2012, 07:43:27 PM
I have almost the opposite problem -- when I open a page, it repeatedly loads it to where the 'back' button is useless.
105  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Researching Buying a Bed on: November 27, 2012, 11:55:59 PM
Okay, so I'm doing more research and I've come up with the following beds I'd like:

Simmons BeautyRest Warrenton Pillow Top:  $1299 at Mattress Firm
Sealy Posturepedic Irresistible EPT: 
Tempurpedic Cloud Luxe:  $3249 at Mattress Firm
Hampton Rhodes (Fuzzy Photo, 3 words), something 'Pillow Top

Where else should I look for beds?  Id really love the Tempurpedic but there's no way I can float $3k. 

Also, I want to get a bed frame, preferably one that goes to the floor.   I found Ikea at about $200-250, any other ideas?

106  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Autumn Sale! on: November 21, 2012, 08:29:34 PM
Damn you, Steam.

King Arthur Package:  $19.99
Walking Dead:  $12.49
Blood Bowl Legendary:  $4.99

And damn you GMG:

Sleeping Dogs DLC:  $4
Civ 4 Gods and Kings:  $8.16
107  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: New Green Man Gaming 25% off code starts Friday + Winter Wonderland Sale on: November 21, 2012, 08:28:26 PM
Between now and tomorrow, the code is GMG20-1FYLZ-EDG8R and is only 20% off.

Still, got the Sleeping Dogs DLC and Civ 5 Expansion for about $12. smile
108  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Game Collector or Game Churner? on: November 19, 2012, 08:55:45 PM
My backlog is so immense I'm self-imposing a $20 rule.  I stay pretty close to it, usually.  The last 2 games I spent more than this on are Guild Wars 2 and Borderlands 2 (both of which I'm playing right now).  I may spend $25 for Dishonored on Friday but everything else will be $20 or less.
109  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Guild Wars 2 (official review on pp 21) on: October 29, 2012, 05:51:18 PM
Fuck you giant timed group jumping puzzle of DOOOOOOOOOOOOM.

That is all.
110  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: War Z on: October 17, 2012, 08:09:11 AM
Details, sir!
111  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MTG:O Tips on: October 16, 2012, 01:51:45 AM
Also, if you guys play, shoot me your name so I can buddy-add you biggrin
112  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2012 -- Week 6 on: October 15, 2012, 03:51:04 PM
Yes.  Yes it was.

I'm honestly hoping that the Texans feel embarrassed and pissed off....and take it out on the Ravens.
113  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MTG:O Tips on: October 15, 2012, 06:04:31 AM
Right now, I'm looking at deck building tips.  That's the one thing that the iOS game doesn't allow.
114  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MTG:O Tips on: October 14, 2012, 11:57:04 PM
Anyone play this?  I need tips on a few things involving Magic, including how to build a deck.  I'm doing the newbie thing right now but any assistance is welcome.  I haven't played in about fifteen years.
115  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Researching Buying a Bed on: October 14, 2012, 11:51:59 PM
Don't have a Costco membership.  How about Sam's Club?

(Was looking more at what kind of matresses et al)
116  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Researching Buying a Bed on: October 14, 2012, 11:11:53 PM
I'm looking at buying a queen-sized bed early next year.  I need something relatively soft (a test at a Sleep Number store puts me at about a 40), but I don't want to spend a ton of money.  I'm looking in the $800-1200 range. 

Anyone have any good places for me to start?
117  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2012 -- Week 5 on: October 10, 2012, 05:21:48 PM
Compared to last year?

No.  No we're not. 

Everyone on our schedule is very beatable with the stiffest challenges being the Packers (at home, very beatable), the Ravens (also at home and also very beatable since they only scored 6 against KC) and the Patriots (at NE, going to be very tough). 
118  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Looper on: October 08, 2012, 04:24:42 PM
The problem with time travel is that most people try to view it as one timeline.  The moment someone travels back in time, they create a new timeline (Marvel was always really good about that one).  So you have the 'main timeline' which is in the present.  Then you have Alternate Timeline A with
Spoiler for Hiden:
old Seth, where Seth finishes out his contract and lives 30 years before going back in time
and then Alternate Timeline A2 where
Spoiler for Hiden:
Joe finishes out his contract and comes back in time to stop the kid from becoming the Rainmaker.  Also, this could ALSO be Alternate Timeline A because it's entirely possible that old Seth and old Joe could be from the same timeline. 

Then you have Alternate Timeline C (Seth is mutilated, Joe doesn't kill himself) and Alternate Timeline D (Seth is mutilated, Joe kills himself).  At the end of the movie, we're on track to Alternate Timeline D (now the true timeline), and Timelines A-C become just that -- failed alternates.

Don't you love time travel?
119  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: [TDS] Barack Obama is the Luckiest Dude On The Planet on: October 02, 2012, 03:13:09 PM
Well, let's see.

Things Romney has said he's going to try to push if elected:

From (

Remove the American Opportunity Tax Credit for college tuition:
Remove the tax credit for wind producers (alternative energy):
End Planned Parenthood:
Veto the DREAM act:
Proposes a $250,000 tax credit for millionaires:
Deregulate the telecommunications industry, oppose Net Neutrality and sell off the wireless spectrum (More GOP than Romney admittedly):

There's also the fact that he's continuously flip-flopping on things, sometimes in as short a span as 96 hours (Obama is for redistribution of wealth, that's bad! to My welfare plan includes lower-income paying less while higher-income paying more! -- which is a definition of redistribution)

I'm not saying Obama is perfect.  I will say, though, that I don't trust Romney as far as I can throw a tank.   Obama only a little more.

120  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2012 -- Week 4 on: October 02, 2012, 08:23:29 AM

Quote from: Zinfan on October 01, 2012, 11:25:31 PM

Quote from: Zarkon on October 01, 2012, 10:18:22 PM

Up next:  New York Jets and Monday Night Football. 

What, no Revis?

What, no Santonio Holmes?

What, you can't stop the run?

What, your offensive line has more holes than a block of swiss?

Oh, man, this could get FUN.


Should be fun this week in talk sports.

Put 'em both in at the same time!  Watt's a hungry, growing boy! biggrin
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