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161  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead tap dances onto AMC for Season 4 on: February 13, 2014, 03:22:34 PM

Quote from: hepcat on February 13, 2014, 01:31:11 AM

Survival is most definitely a goal.  They tried to create a community.  That was a goal.  They attempted to save Andrea and stop the governor.  More goals.  The show has a plethora of goals.  Goals both large and small.  

See I used the term I a lot in my response allowing for the possibility of other reactions or feelings about the show, I don't see your reply having any room for opposite opinions.  The goals you list have all been done in some fashion before and to what end?  everyone will die at some point and become zombies, in fact I have to believe in the Walking Dead universe that all Canadians are all ready zombies as they didn't have access to guns like the Americans and had to fend the zombies off with hockey sticks.  

Also if survival is a goal then why do Carl and Rick walk around with only guns?  No backpacks, rations or other camping/survival gear, kind bugs me.
162  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead tap dances onto AMC for Season 4 on: February 13, 2014, 12:35:33 AM
I'm losing interest in the show as well.  For me it is the lack of an overall goal or destination that makes each episode seem to be a mirror of other episodes.  While I can appreciate the character development, there isn't any thing else to capture my attention.  Narrow escape from zombies, group falls apart and scatters, main character dies and turns into zombie... Seen it all before, I liked the first season where they had a goal of getting to the CDC in Atlanta but since then nothing.  I'll watch but it probably won't command my full attention, I'll do the dishes or play the piano during the show.
163  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (02/10) on: February 10, 2014, 04:45:31 PM
Nothing on this weeks list but I just bought Bravely Default and a 3DSXL
164  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Soft drinks? on: February 08, 2014, 12:02:15 AM
Here is a review of some soda makers, http://thesweethome.com/reviews/best-soda-maker/
I have a soda stream but don't use it much, I like lime flavored seltzer from Trader Joes at .99 per liter.
165  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hacked at the Olympics (Or: Why the press is useless) on: February 06, 2014, 08:47:12 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on February 06, 2014, 06:38:07 PM

I'd be a helluva lot more worried about the reports that bathrooms where the press are staying warn them to not flush used toilet paper and instead put it in the trashcan by the toilet. puke

Best you don't travel to Central or South America as that is standard there due to their sewer system designs.
166  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Most anticipated titles of Q1 2014 on: January 02, 2014, 04:38:01 PM
Dark Souls 2, TitanFall and InFamous are on my radar, for no particular reason I can put my finger on Watchdogs is slipping off my to do list.
167  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Almost Human on: December 14, 2013, 03:21:51 AM
I like the show but tend to have a few episodes on the DVR before I jump in and watch them all, probably not helping the ratings that way.
168  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2920 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: December 14, 2013, 03:18:42 AM

Quote from: YellowKing on December 14, 2013, 03:04:18 AM

Quote from: wonderpug
To be blunt: you, YK, and msd make me want to give up on these forums for console discussion.

Me, Purge, and MSD aren't the ones consistently posting negative information about the console we don't own. If anyone should feel like giving up, it's us.

A much better response than the one I typed up and deleted.  I do wish this thread would either die or get locked, there is no useful information being posted.
169  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky on: December 09, 2013, 05:54:04 PM
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/12/09/first-look-no-mans-sky/#more-179362

More info about the game
170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3/PC/Wii U/PS4/XB1]Call of Duty:Ghosts on: December 06, 2013, 06:20:01 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on December 06, 2013, 03:27:42 PM

Here's how bad I am at this game: It appears that I haven't even unlocked clans yet.

I'm with you on that, may google to see what is needed to unlock clans.
171  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: December 06, 2013, 06:16:55 PM
I have named my console Voldemort or in other words He who should not be named.  Chatting with Hark in Forza during a race and twice the Kinect paused me after thinking I was talking to it,  cost me valuable track placings. 
172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 26, 2013, 05:48:36 AM
Experimented tonight with snapping TV while using the fitness app.  Video was choppy and the audio was too loud on the snapped TV feed.  I can see it working if they fix the audio issue.
173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1]Forza 5 on: November 24, 2013, 08:54:54 AM
Am I missing something?  At the end of a race I'd like to see how everyone finished but all I get for options is continue, watch replay or save replay.  I'm sure Forza 4 allowed viewing of the race finish standings.
174  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 23, 2013, 07:53:01 PM

Quote from: Turtle on November 23, 2013, 11:38:04 AM

The new friends system is now like twitter. You basically "follow" people, they don't have to accept. However, if two people follow each other you open up some traditional friend functionality.

It seems my friends/followers screen was a bit messed up, it wasn't until I pressed the select (or whatever it is called now) button that I got a menu to search for a person.  After I did that I can see a "find a person" icon whenever I bring up the followers screen, was not there before.
175  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 23, 2013, 11:06:00 AM
Still trying to figure out how to follow/friend people.  My list from the 360 account ported right over but have yet to see how to add additional people to follow.  Pretty confusing setup for that stuff.
176  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 23, 2013, 11:03:54 AM
Oh yeah the code thing, finally looked at the card and it says right on it "Xbox, use a code" and it worked flawlessly and was so fast.  Cool tech.
177  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 23, 2013, 11:02:40 AM
Did one workout using Xbox fitness,  Seems OK but not much different than working out to a DVD.  Tracking is much improved but the Kinect lost me once for no reason I can figure out and having to stream the videos lead to a couple of hiccups of less than 5 seconds while the vid buffered.  Far too early to tell but I would like to see a workout program that combined multiple workouts, as it is now it looks like you just pick and choose with no real guidance.  The 360's EA Sports Active got most of my time simply because they had a 9 week series of workouts building as you went along, need something like that on the XBone.  Only tried the heartbeat tracker once and didn't get it to respond, it was taking long enough that I felt my heartrate was droping while I waited.

I need to explore further but I'd also like to see a quick series of videos that gave an idea of the exercises in a workout before starting that workout, that way I can decide if that is what I want to do.  Fitness could work well but I feel they need something that tracks your workouts better, EA Sports Active used a dedicated heart rate monitor and at the end of the workout you could see how your pulse tracked over the entire time and in what zone it was.  Xbox Fitness as I said above seems like workout DVD's with Kinect snapped to the right showing your body position, not really as intergrated as I'd hoped.  Lots of potential and as I said only having one workout in so far so lots to figure out going forward.
178  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Forum is absurdly slow today on: November 23, 2013, 10:47:04 AM

Quote from: TiLT on November 23, 2013, 08:41:23 AM

The forum is very slow again, and I just had a bunch of Error 524.

While not slow I am having to log in each time I return to GT, never seen that before.
179  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbone LAUNCH DAY!!!! Which system are you getting? on: November 23, 2013, 01:28:51 AM

Quote from: Teggy on November 23, 2013, 12:04:51 AM

Is there a download progress list anywhere?

On Battlefield 4 the splash screen had two progress meters, one for the campaign and one for the full game.
180  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbone LAUNCH DAY!!!! Which system are you getting? on: November 23, 2013, 01:27:48 AM

Quote from: Soulchilde on November 23, 2013, 01:18:58 AM

Voice commands work much better than the IGN video..  I am getting about a 99% success rate so far.  There is a learning curve but help works for that


Has anyone figured out how to put the Xbox into stand by mode?


Need to find the right words for redeeming a code.  I've tired "xbox redeem a code" and various other wordings with no luck but other commands seem to work just fine.
181  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbone LAUNCH DAY!!!! Which system are you getting? on: November 22, 2013, 07:35:26 PM
Giant Bomb just started a live stream covering the XB1,  I'll watch while waiting for UPS to show (probably 4 hours al least to go).
182  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 22, 2013, 07:16:41 PM
I'm a bit surprised that my BF4 code for China Rising did not come with one of those scannable code boxes to use with the Kinect, as it is you just get the standard series of numbers that have to be inputted via keyboard.  Next Gen BF4, Next Gen.
183  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbone LAUNCH DAY!!!! Which system are you getting? on: November 22, 2013, 07:01:26 PM

Quote from: Teggy on November 22, 2013, 06:45:48 PM

How do you guys like the bumpers? That's the one thing about the controller people seem to be complaining about.

I read somewhere that the idea is to rest your fingers on the bumpers in addition to the triggers, they are firmer than the 360 controller to prevent accidental actuation but once you get the hang of it they are supposed to work well.
184  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 21, 2013, 09:39:58 PM

Quote from: msduncan on November 21, 2013, 07:39:21 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on November 21, 2013, 07:34:20 PM

If it makes you feel any better, Hetz, even Ars Technica has officially endorsed the Xbox One.  icon_twisted



And here I was thinking it really should be saying "Oh Snap"
185  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1]Forza 5 on: November 21, 2013, 06:27:12 PM
 Torches and Happiness! Drunk in a driving game thread?  Oh I'm so MADD.  Torches and Happiness!
186  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1]Forza on: November 21, 2013, 10:13:09 AM

Quote from: Reemul on November 21, 2013, 09:12:28 AM

It seems career mode is crap, no reward cars, not much of a mode and poor rewards. It looks like you need to buy everything which really will turn in to a grind. With Micro transactions and loads of dlc it seems thew ay to get what you need is to pay more for it.

For me half the fun is winning stuff i didn't expect and getting to try lots of cars out on the different tracks.

Forza is a superb series but this has been rushed out because of Xbox One. It needed another year to do it properly, xmas release next year would have made it a must buy and maybe the console too.

The question i ask myself what would I gain from buying F5 (which will work out at 500) which has less cars, less tracks and an even worse career mode than Forza 4 and the answer seems to be better graphics which was always going to be a worry. Playing F4 last night didnt make me think i need better graphics, really concentration is on the driving line etc, i only notice how good it looks while watching my son drive.

Gran Turismo 6 could be my new goto racing game for a change.

We can hope GT6 comes out in a more timely manner than GT5.  One advantage for the Xbox is the vibrating triggers, lots of reviewers seem to like the Forza 5 usage.
187  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 21, 2013, 10:09:48 AM

Quote from: Razgon on November 21, 2013, 09:44:46 AM

There is an ugly rumor right now about Ryse featuring a lot of Microtransactions in-game. Crimson Dragon apparently also features this. I can't view this video review myself due to video not working on this computer, but apparently he reviews Ryse and tells about these Microtransactions. (http://n4g.com/news/1397497/xbox-one-review-adam-sessler-reviews).

Anyone have any idea if this is true? I really don't want my console games to have this crap as well, especially not after I purchase games for full price. I know this is a completely different discussion, but I feel the industry is going in a direction I really don't want, with microtransactions, and in-game purchases for real money, even in full-price games. It started with MMO's (Or rather, Horse armor from Bethesda), and it should stay there, and no creep into my single player games.

He says they are in there but are not restricted to paying money, you can earn them during game play, he does not indicate how hard they are to get without paying money but he also says they are unnecessary.
188  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help! Seasoning a Iron Skillet on: November 21, 2013, 09:05:07 AM
Flaxseed oil

http://www.instructables.com/id/Best-Way-to-Season-Cast-Iron-Pans-Flax-Seed-Oil/

189  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Is this true? (Samsung pays Apple 2 Billion $ with nickels) on: November 21, 2013, 09:00:20 AM
If I had a nickel for every time someone put a fake story on the web.....
190  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 24 hours until Xbone. Which system are you getting? on: November 21, 2013, 08:57:05 AM
While I'm not over the moon about how the XBone looks I am hopeful that having the power supply outside the box in addition to the copious venting will keep any heat related issues away.  Oh and Amazon shipped and I've gotten Friday off.

I have to ask, are we talking no hope of a patch to increase game performance on the XB1?  I mean what PS4 title actually shipped with the promised 1080p support? Resogun?  AC4 needed a patch so why can't the Xbox do the same? 
191  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 20, 2013, 09:01:50 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 20, 2013, 08:04:33 PM

and my console has shipped along with Dead Rising 3 and Forza 5 should be shipping soon.  for some reason they didn't box everything together, so I'll have 3 packages coming.

still wondering what the 'Promotion Applied:    -$20.00' is from, not complaining though.

No shipping info on anything but Battlefield 4 yet, I'm actually thinking of taking Friday off so Amazon had better get on the stick, I don't need a forgeforsaken event on Friday.
192  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2 Days until Xbone. Which system are you getting? on: November 20, 2013, 06:14:04 PM
Still waiting for reviews of Xbox Fitness, that is my most anticipated feature and I'm curious to see how Kinect tracks pulse rate and movement. 
193  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The "No Next-Gen Console" Support Group on: November 20, 2013, 09:56:49 AM
"Xbox change thread we are not wanted here"

194  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 3 Days until Xbone. Which system are you getting? on: November 19, 2013, 10:19:18 PM
I think Dark Souls is kinda fun to watch, seeing how various players get destroyed.
195  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: November 19, 2013, 07:43:04 AM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on November 19, 2013, 04:57:50 AM

Finally got my PS4, love it so far.

Glad to hear that you got it, if UPS screws up my Xbone I'ma going to be really pissed.
196  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 3 Days until Xbone. Which system are you getting? on: November 19, 2013, 07:41:15 AM

Quote from: Razgon on November 19, 2013, 07:18:28 AM

I'm surprised no-one talks about Zoo Tycoon? Thats actually a game I would really love to try out. I know its Kinect only, but I can live with that, if its a good tycoon/sim game. It would be fun with the kids as well, but I love the game type so I'd be sure to play it on my own as well.


I saw Gamespot playing it today and the Kinect stuff is still embargoed so I infer from that that you don't need Kincet to play since they couldn't talk about it.  Of course all Xboners will have Kinect so we are covered there.
197  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/18) on: November 18, 2013, 07:29:15 PM
I use enloop rechargeable batteries and they work really well.
198  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 4 Days until Xbone. Which system are you getting? on: November 18, 2013, 06:29:22 PM
Gamespot is live streaming some Xbox games.  Forza looked good but crimson dragon was looking bland.
199  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/18) on: November 18, 2013, 07:45:01 AM
Xbox1
Dead Rising
Forza
Ryse

Probably see which multiplayer game is getting the most play, hoping that is battlefield 4 since COD seems to be getting poor reviews in regards to the next gen advancements or lack there of.

Tempting to check out the new Mario title but that would mean buying a WiiU as well, seems excessive.
200  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: November 18, 2013, 05:42:20 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 18, 2013, 05:28:02 AM

Quote from: Zinfan on November 18, 2013, 04:27:31 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 18, 2013, 04:02:52 AM

Oh god, the sky is falling.   


Seriously, I don't want my new console to crap out on me.   crybaby

I hardly consider my PS4 having issues is a case of being Chicken Little.  I suppose you may think I'm making it up?  There seems to be more than on forum user having problems and we aren't a large sample size. 

Sorry, I didn't mean to demean your issues at all (or anybody else's).  It was more a case of me getting worried about my PS4 with all the bad news floating around and probably using the wrong imagery for conveying that thought. 

I apologize for misreading your intent, I blame my PS4.   Tongue. I hope yours is trouble free and mine remains so as well after my safe reboot
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