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121  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Oculus Rift VR headset on: January 06, 2016, 07:02:14 PM
I'm usually can't resist tech stuff but $599 is too steep for me.  Factor in that two other systems are coming out this year and I'm going to let this all shake out for awhile.  Oh and I'd probably need to replace my aged 570 video card so add that to the cost as well (to be fair my vid card will need to be upgraded no matter what).  I might have bit for $399 or lower but I'm not convinced on VR yet.
122  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2015 Week 17 on: January 06, 2016, 12:31:15 AM
Well the owners get a income bump from moving to a large market and new stadiums and then when the fan base doesn't appear they can ransom their former cities for a new stadium on the tax payer dime and move back.  The fans of course can only sit back and take the loss of their team.
123  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: BlOps 3 on: December 30, 2015, 07:53:11 PM

Quote from: ATB on December 30, 2015, 02:20:17 PM

Hit my highest K/D in a COD last night: 2.08!

Is it the miracle of the Christmas Newbies?
124  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: December 22, 2015, 08:23:05 AM

Quote from: naednek on December 19, 2015, 02:17:52 PM

The movie brought back a lot of memories, and it was an incredible ride.  With that said

Spoiler for Hiden:
I wish they didn't recycle IV for the 2nd time.  I really wanted them to advance the story and instead we're destroying a bigger death star, now a death planet.  Yawn.  Story wise I wanted more, everything else was perfect.

Spoiler for Hiden:
Agreed 100% on the recycle.  I like the film quite a bit but didn't love it just because there was too far too much fan service relating back to IV for me to get lost in the movie.  It looked great and I think Ren will be a great character moving forward so I hope there is new stuff to come and less of the "hey remember in that movie when .... happened?  Here it is again in a slightly different wrapper"
125  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2015 Week 15 on: December 20, 2015, 07:07:32 AM

Quote from: Teggy on December 20, 2015, 01:33:28 AM

We showed up to the theater and the projector was broken. No joke.

Tony Romo was seen leaving the premises with a sledgehammer.

Matt Cassel probably would have missed the projector and hit the popcorn machine!
126  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1] Just Cause 3 on: December 01, 2015, 09:01:35 PM
Too bad I was thinking I might like to play this on my PC but the issues jz is having plus the weak graphics card I currently have (670GTX) means a pass for me.  I believe the console versions are also having issues with frame rate but I need to look further to get a sense of how bad it is.
127  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2015 Week 12 on: November 30, 2015, 05:52:08 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on November 30, 2015, 04:40:37 PM

Officiating this year has been terrible. If Goodell is really serious about the integrity of the game he'd be looking into full time crews and other ways to instill some consistency in officiating. I no longer have any idea what constitutes a catch, pass interference, holding, or when the clock should be stopped or let run.

After this weekend I'd add roughing the passer to that list, the games are horrible to watch as now I just look for a flag on the ground after any decent play.  I was happy to see New England lose but that holding call that lead to the final regulation TD was pretty ticky tacky and that was only one of many I saw in the three games I watched this weekend.
128  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: 4K gaming on: November 27, 2015, 06:55:41 PM

Quote from: Greg Wak on November 27, 2015, 05:12:16 PM

Well, on this black Friday I bit the bullet and went for it. Microcenter has the Acer XB 280hk on sale for $499. And of course I can't leave my trusty gtx770 in there to power that, so I got an MSI GTX 980. So we shall see how all this works out in a few days. Picking the monitor up in store but getting the gpu from New Egg. Hope my normal web surfing stuff doesn't look too small.

Looking forward to your impressions.  I'm budgeting my PC dollars for VR at the moment (I'll need a new vid card as I'm running a GTX 670) but will need to upgrade my monitor at some point.
129  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: BlOps 3 on: November 24, 2015, 09:18:37 PM

Quote from: gellar on November 24, 2015, 06:03:16 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on November 24, 2015, 04:33:56 PM

I'm about 99% sure that in this version LMG's move at the exact same speed as AR's (except the XR-2 which gets a mobility bonus).



Interesting. Will have to try it.

Try the cheesy Gorgonzola!  see see it is a pun on the name of the LMG.  But seriously it is one OP weapon, even I can kill with it.
130  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/17) on: November 16, 2015, 08:56:24 PM
I'm getting Battlefront but to honest I don't know if it has legs.  One reason I've spent so much time in BO3 is I can grind through the multiplayer modes to unlock weapons and specialists, each one that can seem different than the others.  The beta of Battlefront had weapons that seemed like slight variants upon each other and no real weapon progress like CoD has and I miss that in a MP focused game.  Halo 5 was kinda the same for me, you could only use the Req cards in the warzone mode and I struggled to even get enough points to spawn with a weapon variant and that was usually at the end of a match so no real time to use any unlocks you got so overall each game felt the same to me since I had the same weapons each time.
131  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Who do Isis fear? on: November 16, 2015, 08:48:20 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on November 16, 2015, 06:46:03 PM

Agreed.  Your point was fine.  It's your details that were wrong.  NORAD spends a lot of resources watching over the pole, as bombers and ICBMs are much more likely to come over the pole than come knocking on Palin's door.

Agreed.
132  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Who do Isis fear? on: November 16, 2015, 01:34:54 AM
Oh yes I forgot the noted superhighway named the Arctic Ocean, my bad.  My point remains that Norway shares a land border with Russia and Canada has Alaska and the Arctic Ocean between them.  Sure the Russians flew a bomber that was intercepted 75 km from Canada but sheese it is still far away and in no way comparable to Norway.
133  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Who do Isis fear? on: November 14, 2015, 04:59:09 PM
I would think that Norway with its land border with Russia is much closer than Canada which has the entire state of Alaska between it and Russia.  The Paris attacks may lead to increased tension in Syria now with the French wanting to clear up that state and probably targeting getting rid of the current regime while Russia tries to keep them in power by fighting the rebels more so than ISIS.
134  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: BlOps 3 on: November 12, 2015, 06:12:57 PM

Quote from: shon on November 10, 2015, 12:37:18 AM

A little annoyed that it still takes forever to load the maps.  Isn't this 2015?


I watched Hark stream some Star Wars Battlefront and it seemed slow as well.  I would at least like to see the top three thing go away but I suppose that might be the one place you get to see all the cool armor sets.
135  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1]Fallout 4 on: November 10, 2015, 07:37:15 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on November 10, 2015, 07:29:52 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on November 10, 2015, 07:00:29 PM

How recovering from surgery and I've played about six hours or so

Few tips and observation

Careful fighting around vehicles they go boom
 You get power armor early but it runs on fuel so don't go running around in it for long periods
Upgrade your weapons


liking what i see so far

Hope you have a speedy recovery Forge. Video games is the best rehab/time killer/pain distracter.

Wait Forge and Soulchilde are injured?  What happend, did Kato get them into a MMA ring?  Best wishes Soul on a speed recovery.
136  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: BlOps 3 on: November 09, 2015, 07:14:36 PM
If you have it available try the Pharo SMG.  Super low recoil, fast movement while aiming down sights, 4 round burst that will continue to fire as you hold the trigger down.  I like it more than the VMP.  The Gorgon is OP for sure, I picked up one in a game that had some nice attachments on it and proceeded to kill fools with abandon until another Gorgon shut me down.  I have the Gorgon unlocked but haven't leveled it up too far yet as I'm working on the Pharo and the LCR1 and the Man of War and etc......
137  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Microsoft Surface 4 and Surface Book on: November 04, 2015, 01:12:40 AM

Quote from: Purge on November 03, 2015, 01:04:05 PM

Zin, with the pen, try deleting the bluetooth pairing and do it again.

leave W10 on the bluetooth settings menu, then hold the "eraser" for 7 full seconds - there is a tiny LED on the side of the pen (size of a pin-hole). When it is blinking it is discoverable. I've had this happen on my SP3 with Win10 before.

Note: I was in SF recently and got my hands on both a SP4 and a SB.

I want both, but if I'm being honest, I could just upgrade my pen and keyboard for the SP3.

- this is the reasonable side of me who will cave in 3... 2...

slywink

I'll keep that in mind Purge, the pen has started working all the time after a reboot so I'll just keep an eye on it for now.
138  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Microsoft Surface 4 and Surface Book on: November 02, 2015, 03:39:23 PM

Quote from: rittchard on October 26, 2015, 07:49:21 PM

Got my SB delivered today but haven't opened it yet, will try to get some impressions up at some point when I get time.  If you have any specific questions let me know.

Any updates rttchard?  I ended up buying a Surface Pro 4 i5 8Gig 256 Gig model the other day and I like it on the whole but there are issues that need software updating.  At times either the type cover or the screen itself will stop taking touch inputs, the pen also will stop working.  These are quickly fixed by a reboot but irritating to deal with.  I suffer from screen flicker when scrolling web pages that have imbedded video files (this is pretty common behavior with the SP4 and SB according to what I've read) but it doesn't bother me that much.  Sketchbook won't run and says I have a missing .DLL file that I've tired to install but get the same error.  I also get messages that the display driver has stopped working and again it seems to happen when scrolling web pages with imbedded videos and gifs, this does not reboot the screen but causes the screen to refresh at times.  The pen sometimes acts funny as well, you are supposed to be able to click the erasure button once to get OneNote to open up, two clicks takes a screen shot and holding it down activates the Cortana audio search function.  Sometimes the pen just won't do the one click open OneNote thing but will do the two click and hold things, weird.

While it seems to be a long list of things wrong with my SP4 I have to say I really enjoy having it.  I can see the pen could be fun to work with and it has a good feel to drawing with it.  I'm up in Reno at the moment and forgot my Steam password so have yet to get any games going on it.
139  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/27) on: October 26, 2015, 06:29:04 AM
Halo 5 in which I expect to get murderlized over and over again quickly in MP after watching a few vids of matches.  Hope the campaign is worth it.
140  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 10/23/15 Edition on: October 24, 2015, 05:29:38 PM
Destiny for me, got my hunter up to 292 light but seem to have plateaued there.  Surprisingly I have actually enjoyed doing some multiplayer crucible stuff, mainly working on my sword quest by trying to kill 25 Guardians with the Legendary sword.  Up to 16 kills so far and I'm afraid to see what the next step will be. 
141  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: October 21, 2015, 11:41:05 PM
I'm playing on the Xbox One so if you are as well and need help we can join up if you like.  On the subject of bounties, you don't have to go back to the bot to turn them in.  Once the bounty is complete it shows up with a check mark on the upper right corner of the bounty marker.  You can just click on the quest marker and you will complete the quest/bounty.  On XB1 my tag is OtterChaos.
142  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/20) on: October 19, 2015, 09:35:10 PM
Debating on getting Rebel Galaxy or waiting for the XB1 version.  I think at the moment I'll wait for the XB1 to arrive and remain grinding along in Destiny on the way to 300 light (at 282 now but don't actually think I'll get much higher before Halo 5 arrives, still having fun at the Taken King stuff even playing solo.)
143  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Nintendo NX Console - aka Super Nintendo 2 on: October 16, 2015, 11:05:36 PM
I think the name will be the Wii cUbe for maximum confusion as Nintendo does.
144  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Microsoft Surface 4 and Surface Book on: October 16, 2015, 11:03:23 PM

Quote from: gangeli on October 16, 2015, 04:37:21 PM

Eh, apple charges $200 to go from a 128GB ssd to a 256GB model.

So, for an extra $100, you also get another 4 gig of ram.

Sounds like they are pretty much in line.



Apple also charges $100 for the pencil/wand/whatever it is that I think comes with the Surface.
145  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Microsoft Surface 4 and Surface Book on: October 09, 2015, 08:11:12 PM
The Surface Book looks cool but thankfully I don't need a new laptop/tablet at the moment.  I'm guessing you would want to get the i7 processor and those start at $2099.
146  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Fall 2015 Shows on: September 29, 2015, 02:14:50 PM

Quote from: rittchard on September 28, 2015, 11:17:51 PM

....and my favorite new show of the season: QUANTICO!

It may not be for everyone, but I enjoyed it the most of all the new stuff I've tried so far.  It's an interesting mix of Grey's Anatomy, 24 and How to Get Away with Murder.  Most importantly, pretty much every one in the main cast is hot lol.  Throw in some sexy stuff, a bit of mystery/intrigue, play with the flash forward, add plot twists, betrayal, and you've got a pretty fun mix.

It is oh so close for me, I really like it but it has far too many tropes at the moment.  But yes the (female) lead is very hot (I have a weakness for long black hair) and I like the story possibilities.
147  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2015 Week 2 --- GIVE ME MORE FOOTBALL!! on: September 21, 2015, 08:05:03 PM

Quote from: Teggy on September 20, 2015, 10:54:07 PM

Cowboys may win this game, but the sloppiness is just sad. So many stupid mistakes. And without Romo and Bryant who knows what will happen. Defense has been the only bright spot.

RGIII to the Cowboys?  Bummer about the injuries, I admit I've had fun teasing my co-worker about Romo and his ability to lose big games but I don't want him out of play.
148  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360,PS3,XB1,PS4] MGS5: The Phantom Pain on: September 19, 2015, 04:46:04 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on September 19, 2015, 04:42:45 PM

Quote from: Zinfan on September 19, 2015, 04:26:54 PM

Is there a way to review messages that are sent to you?  I miss many things while I'm trying to sneak up on a base and would like to go back and review what was sent.

Great game, fun times.

There's a log in the iDroid

Thanks, not sure how I missed that.
149  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360,PS3,XB1,PS4] MGS5: The Phantom Pain on: September 19, 2015, 04:26:54 PM
Is there a way to review messages that are sent to you?  I miss many things while I'm trying to sneak up on a base and would like to go back and review what was sent.

Great game, fun times.
150  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Fall 2015 Shows on: September 19, 2015, 04:21:20 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on September 19, 2015, 01:32:37 PM

I would like to request leaving spoilers out of a non-show specific thread.  I haven't even started a few of the shows that have been spoiled in this thread already frown

Hey The Grinder already showed Lowe and Savage in promos! smile
151  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Fall 2015 Shows on: September 19, 2015, 02:18:53 AM
Quantico will get a test run along with Supergirl, hope they are well done.  I also like sitcom stuff so I'll look at The Grinder with Rob Lowe and Fred Savage.  For returning shows I'm looking forward to Brooklyn 99, Fresh off the Boat and The Goldbergs, Big Bang Theory is on the fence but I'll probably watch.  Oh and how could I forget The Muppets, I really hope that one hits.
152  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2015 Week 1 -- FOOTBALL IS BACK! on: September 12, 2015, 06:46:11 PM

Quote from: naednek on September 12, 2015, 06:29:11 PM

Quote from: Zinfan on September 12, 2015, 05:07:01 PM

Just in time for football season my DirecTv receiver seems to have thrown in the towel.  I've been thinking about cutting the cord (or dish in this case) recently so maybe I'll take this as a sign and a gift not to have to watch the 49'ers season.  The wife may have other ideas though.

I cut the cord last November, it's been awesome.  Built my own HTPC.  Going to a friends place to watch the 49ers game due to it being on ESPN.  But that's only 1 game this whole season I can't watch

Damn it it appears cord cutting isn't happening today.  I pulled the power on the receiver and the magic cable SVM box for 10 minutes and now it all appears to work.
153  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2015 Week 1 -- FOOTBALL IS BACK! on: September 12, 2015, 05:07:01 PM
Just in time for football season my DirecTv receiver seems to have thrown in the towel.  I've been thinking about cutting the cord (or dish in this case) recently so maybe I'll take this as a sign and a gift not to have to watch the 49'ers season.  The wife may have other ideas though.
154  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: August 31, 2015, 05:04:29 AM
Back at this on the PC after a very long break, I think I played it last just after Reaper came out and didn't even finish the new Act back then.  I have been playing on the XB1 and like it quite a bit so decided to see what Adventure Mode was all about.  Pretty fun doing the quests and getting some unexpected drops (much more rare and legendary items than I saw playing XB1 campaign mode).  Started a Monk having never played on before and of course Blizzard has made him fun to play as I'm sure all of them are.  One night of adventure on hard got me up to lvl 32 and I'm happy with that, I guess I could join a pub game to increase the exp but didn't feel up to it tonight.

Did one rift to see what it was and had good fun with that too, sooooo many treasure goblins to kill.
155  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Martian on: August 19, 2015, 08:05:19 PM

Quote from: farley2k on August 19, 2015, 05:53:28 PM

I just want to know how Sean Bean dies.



Guess it depends on how George R. R. Martian wrote the script!
156  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: BlOps 3 on: August 19, 2015, 03:53:38 AM
Watched some PS4 beta gameplay and it just reinforces my outness for COD's moving forward.  I haven't seen any crazy movement like AW had but the pace of the game is just too fast for me these days.  Some of the movement reminded me of Destiny with added Titanfall wall running and that seemed fine but the extremely quick death time once you get shot at spoils any fun I think I might have.  The two maps I've seen look pretty good.
157  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I have passed 50,000 achievement points on: July 28, 2015, 07:03:21 PM

Quote from: Teggy on July 27, 2015, 03:33:04 AM

It was some Dying Light achievement, I don't know which.

I'd like to thank my parents, my elementary school teachers, and especially all of you at GT, without who this great feat would surely not be possible.

The future looks bright now - if I can accomplish this, I feel like no dream is too big.

Hold out for a role in Pixels 2 "Even more F'ed up than the first!"  50k points should make you a shoe in for Josh Gads love interest.
158  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Returns) on: June 23, 2015, 04:18:05 AM

Quote from: TiLT on June 23, 2015, 04:16:34 AM

Quote from: Zinfan on June 22, 2015, 09:32:43 PM

Quote from: TiLT on June 20, 2015, 07:07:11 AM

Quote from: naednek on June 20, 2015, 02:41:11 AM

Quote from: YellowKing on June 20, 2015, 01:11:07 AM

Except for GameSpot, which gave it a 7/10. However, their reviewer seemed to have a MAJOR gripe with the abundance of Batmobile sequences. The other really high reviews I read mentioned this, but didn't dock points for it.

ya and that guy who reviews is usually extreme in his reviews.  I know 7 isn't a extreme bad scores, but like YK mentioned his major gripe is the batmobile's overuse.  And that warrants a mediocre score....  

When I saw that score in comparison with the other scores, my first thought was: "I bet it was reviewed by Kevin VanOrd." And wouldn't you know... He's very cynical about most games these days, and has a hard time liking them. His scores tend to be outliers.

Having said that, the constant mentions of too many tank sequences in the game from so many reviewers aren't surprising, but disappointing nonetheless. The Batmobile sequences never looked appealing, from the first time the game was revealed. That the game is littered with sequences where you have to use it is a shame, because it might seem like they tried to innovate needlessly here.

Didn't he give Witcher 3 a very rare 10?

Yes, he did.

To be honest I'd go 9.5 due to non game stopping bugs (for me).  Love the game but can't agree it is perfect.
159  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Returns) on: June 22, 2015, 09:32:43 PM

Quote from: TiLT on June 20, 2015, 07:07:11 AM

Quote from: naednek on June 20, 2015, 02:41:11 AM

Quote from: YellowKing on June 20, 2015, 01:11:07 AM

Except for GameSpot, which gave it a 7/10. However, their reviewer seemed to have a MAJOR gripe with the abundance of Batmobile sequences. The other really high reviews I read mentioned this, but didn't dock points for it.

ya and that guy who reviews is usually extreme in his reviews.  I know 7 isn't a extreme bad scores, but like YK mentioned his major gripe is the batmobile's overuse.  And that warrants a mediocre score....  

When I saw that score in comparison with the other scores, my first thought was: "I bet it was reviewed by Kevin VanOrd." And wouldn't you know... He's very cynical about most games these days, and has a hard time liking them. His scores tend to be outliers.

Having said that, the constant mentions of too many tank sequences in the game from so many reviewers aren't surprising, but disappointing nonetheless. The Batmobile sequences never looked appealing, from the first time the game was revealed. That the game is littered with sequences where you have to use it is a shame, because it might seem like they tried to innovate needlessly here.

Didn't he give Witcher 3 a very rare 10?
160  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 4 is coming (please mark spoilers) on: June 16, 2015, 06:13:25 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on June 16, 2015, 01:56:04 AM

Jon Snow and Stannis


Spoiler for Hiden:
What was the point of all the "real lineage" of jon snow stuff if he just bites it?  Also, what's with the Stannis death scene?  Why the cut away.  Is he or isn't he?  I thought he was dead and they showed what they needed to.  What about you guys?

Spoiler for Hiden:
if nothing else we may get hot Kingslayer on Kingslayer action if Jamie and Brieanna get together.  Stannis is dead, at least that is my opinion.  Jon? No clue.
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