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41  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2015 on: June 15, 2015, 09:13:56 PM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on June 15, 2015, 08:30:19 PM

Want one of those new Xbox One controllers they announced today? All yours for $150. Wow.

IN!
42  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2015 on: June 15, 2015, 06:18:03 PM
The W10 XB1 cross abilities (i.e. making Fallout 4 mods on the computer that can be used in XB1 version) seem like it opens a lot of things up.
43  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2015 on: June 15, 2015, 06:15:48 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 15, 2015, 06:14:40 PM

Quote from: TiLT on June 15, 2015, 05:25:40 PM

I love Cuphead's aesthetics. This is the kind of stuff I watch Microsoft's conferences for.

They showed this at last year's E3.  I was psyched about it then.  I hope the time has made for a super-polished game.

Man, I can't believe the BC stuff!  I'm sitting out the conferences this year.  Was there mention of pricing for this or anything?  Or is it just available for free if you already own the game?  Playstation Now was out of the gate really early, but their pricing model is ridiculous.  Any word on save games transferring forward?

Free
44  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2015 on: June 15, 2015, 06:15:20 PM
I'll get that new controller for sure.  Tomb Raider looked fine and Forza always trips my interest and they had weather this time.
45  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2015 on: June 15, 2015, 06:04:32 PM
Decent pressed from MS, Sea of Thieves look like something I'd like to play.  Forza looked fine, wonder how it would control with the new controller.
46  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2015 on: June 15, 2015, 05:59:27 PM
Big finish?
47  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2015 on: June 15, 2015, 05:45:47 PM
The PC XB1 cross play seems cool.  AR/VR up now.
48  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2015 on: June 15, 2015, 05:42:05 PM
Pirate game looks good too.
49  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2015 on: June 15, 2015, 05:38:47 PM
Rare collection looks great, sold.
50  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2015 on: June 15, 2015, 05:29:37 PM

Quote from: TiLT on June 15, 2015, 05:26:26 PM

Oh fuck no. "Early Access" coming to Xbox One. As if it hasn't done enough damage on Steam already.

Yeah I don't see this as a positive at all.
51  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2015 on: June 15, 2015, 05:27:39 PM

Quote from: TiLT on June 15, 2015, 05:25:40 PM

I love Cuphead's aesthetics. This is the kind of stuff I watch Microsoft's conferences for.

Looked great, love the art style
52  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2015 on: June 15, 2015, 05:19:30 PM
Would love to see more gameplay across the board.
53  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Fallout Shelter on: June 15, 2015, 08:41:33 AM
I do wish exploring resulted in more stuff like the hint text says it does.  So far I get a little exp and a few caps.  Waiting for babies to drop so I can build some other room, I need at least one more person to unlock the room.  Seems ok so far.
54  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Fallout Shelter on: June 15, 2015, 07:16:33 AM
Have yet to try it out but the Bethesda press conference seemed to state it was not a FtP style game?  Surprised to see the timer thing mentioned.
55  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Fallout Shelter on: June 15, 2015, 03:37:52 AM
Waiting for the app to show up in the store, looks fun from the press conference.
56  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1]Fallout 4 on: June 15, 2015, 03:34:56 AM
Wouldn't the next CoD hit around 11/10/15?
57  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1]Fallout 4 on: June 15, 2015, 03:24:46 AM
Damn!  That is quite the presser!
58  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2015 Draft Week Discussion on: June 07, 2015, 05:07:25 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on June 06, 2015, 06:41:27 PM

Quote from: gellar on May 02, 2015, 02:43:10 AM

I'm all out of fucks to give.

Niners traded Andy Lee

Man the Niners are really going to need a good punter this season, maybe Andy wanted out of the upcoming train wreck of a season?
59  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So....I'm moving to Texas (with a new jerb!) on: June 03, 2015, 04:41:37 AM

Quote from: SkyLander on June 02, 2015, 05:45:20 AM

You at least need a truck and a license plate for your truck that says "Truck" on it.


Truck.

And truck nutz too.
60  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 4 is coming (please mark spoilers) on: June 01, 2015, 09:36:39 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on June 01, 2015, 08:12:06 PM

I want to see bad things happen to bad people, not good people!

Bad choice of series then  icon_lol  I also hope the tide starts to turn soonish.
61  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: May 27, 2015, 06:48:02 AM
Weird bug while playing the PC version after the 1.04 patch.  Spoiler tags since it relates to story stuff but pretty early on.
Spoiler for Hiden:
There is a question marker just west of Fyke island, it also shows a place of power near the question mark.  When I got there I could tell that both appeared to be underground.  I found the entrance and went in but here is the strange thing.  The whole area was the same area that you fight through with Keria Metz but starting at the end and heading back in.  The cave does not lead anywhere near a place of power or the question mark on the map, it just sends you underground heading west until you reach a wall that you used aard on coming the other way but you cannot break it down from this side.  Had to turn back and head back out. Also strange was that there were several items that showed red on Witcher vision but when I clicked on them the just stopped glowing and never displayed anything.  Probably related to the initial run through the area.  Very strange stuff.  I tried exiting the game and restarting but right now Steam won't start the game, keeps telling me it is preparing to start the game but doesn't do it.

More spoiler for the above spoiler stuff relating to how you get to the area
Spoiler for Hiden:
There is a cave entrance near a boat a bit east of the markers
62  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: May 24, 2015, 01:58:37 AM

Quote from: Gratch on May 23, 2015, 10:53:56 PM


BTW, is there a way to see how long you've been playing on PS4?  Save files don't indicate anything.   icon_confused

At least on the PC version you can find that on the inventory or character pages, you select player stats (default key C. On PC) and it shows up on the bottom of the next page.  No idea if the PS4 control scheme allows for this but you could take a look.
63  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: May 24, 2015, 01:51:57 AM
  I remember that tower, I managed to jump up the low cliff side to get up there.  Don't know how to describe where to climb up but it is possible, best I can remember if you are on the road looking at the tower you need to head left to find a way up by jumping.

  I'm currently overwhelmed in Velan with stuff all over the map, lots of fun at level 8 so far.  PC has been very stable after the patch and I've gotten the hang of mouse and keyboard controls with the exception of getting the items like the crossbow or torch to equip correctly.  I've found that using the xbone controller is the fastest way to get those items working.

I am surprised at how useful the signs are, I've actually been using my level points to upgrade them instead of focusing on combat abilities.
64  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - Long weekend edition - 5/22/15 on: May 23, 2015, 07:51:41 PM
The Witcher 3 and maybe try the Azure Coast track in Project Cars as it is supposed to be the Monaco GP track where the F1 race is this weekend.
65  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I had one job! on: May 22, 2015, 04:37:23 AM
Thanks guys!  I appreciate the well wishes.  Lee I did buy a very nice new camera for trip, a Samsung NX-1 that I hope to work with this summer and see if I can take a good photo or two.
66  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: May 21, 2015, 06:49:27 PM
I've had a couple of time when it stopped responding on my PC but I didn't lose much progress, I hope the patch can fix some of that.  Looks great though.
67  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I had one job! on: May 21, 2015, 06:34:04 PM
  Well really 3 but that doesn't parse well.  Way back in 1977 I worked as a stock/delivery boy for the local liquor store, that lasted a year until job two came along.  Job two was a six year stint in the Navy (1978-1984) as a Engineering Laboratory Technician doing chemistry control and radiation survey work on their nuclear reactors. I spent two years on the USS South Carolina (CGN-37) and two years on the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70).  I was in Nuclear Power School when Three Mile Island happened.  Job three is/was being a Shift Chemistry and Radiation Protection Technician (nickname ShiftCARP) at the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant for the last 31 years and while I had the skills and knowledge to move up the chain into management I turned away from that path of madness and remained in the same job from August 27th 1984 until tonight when I go in for my final shift and head off into retirement.  It does feel weird that all the skills and knowledge I've accumulated over the past three decades is being left behind but I don't like the direction the department is heading anyways so like I tell my co-workers, don't wish me luck as I feel you need it more than I do.  I do have the ability to do contract work for the company if I want to or feel like I need money but I'm hoping I don't ever go back.

  I'm lucky to have had a job that paid enough to allow me to pay off my house and save sufficient monies to leave at age 55 and I get a defined benefit pension until I kick off.  Many people think I'm crazy for leaving at 55 but it seems so few people anymore even get a chance at it and truth be told I'm burning out on some of the intense hours and stringent program requirements .  Immediate plans consist of The Witcher 3 and riding my Moto Guzzi around the West Coast until this fall when I'll point the bike south and head off to South America with designs of making it to the very tip of the continent.

  So it's almost time to pack the bag and head to work where people I don't really know will wax poetic about my departure over cake and then I'll be able to head over to the ShiftCARP desk and take the watch one last time until midnight PST when I get relieved and go home, sounds good to me.
 
68  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: May 19, 2015, 12:26:01 AM

Quote from: Soulchilde on May 18, 2015, 04:59:39 PM


Anyway, I'm still in and will be ordering tonight once the game releases since I no longer pre-order

TiLT got to you?  Fight the TiLT, be on the level!
69  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 5/15 on: May 16, 2015, 06:59:05 PM
Witcher 2 for me with some Project Cars and Dirt Rally mixed in.
70  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Mad Max Returns in Fury Road on: May 15, 2015, 07:55:10 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on May 14, 2015, 10:01:31 PM

I wish we had D-Box closer to me.  I've enjoyed it both times I've done it and this movie seems made for it.

You're a D-Box!  Hah Burn!!
71  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on: May 14, 2015, 08:18:02 PM

Quote from: msteelers on May 14, 2015, 01:34:14 AM

Quote from: rittchard on May 13, 2015, 06:27:56 PM

Yeah that last scene was a fantastic cliffhanger!  The whole episode was pretty cool and action packed, well worth the wait.

But to Turtle's comment, I'm not sure where you are getting the idea that the ratings for the show are good.  I just looked at the ratings this morning and last week's ep was around 4 million.  Considering that was the lead-out from Avengers, I was expecting a lot more.

But there was no compelling reason for people to watch Avengers and then rush back to Agents of Shield. Not like with The Winter Soldier, which made a lot of people (myself included) go back and start watching the show again. If anything I would expect ratings to drop as AoS viewers wait to see Avengers in the theater before coming back to finish the last two episodes.

That is exactly what happened to me, didn't want to spoil any Avengers stuff with AoS (turns out not much would have been given away, kinda disappointed there wasn't more AoS in Avengers).  Did like the last scene, nice setup for next season and good overall season for me.
72  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: May 12, 2015, 05:55:57 PM
Well CDPR knew what they had I guess, it is nice to see a game reviewed a week before release.  Steam version already bought via gift cards (work gave me $50 in Best Buy cards for my usual exemplary work 😎) so we shall see how a i5 with GTX680 performs.
73  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Kickstarter] Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (Castlevania successor) on: May 11, 2015, 10:57:02 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on May 11, 2015, 09:35:38 PM

I really wish they hadn't gone with the manga/anime style characters.  That's a huge turn off for me, to the point where I would avoid it altogether.

My thoughts exactly.  I'll wait and see how the game progresses and jump in if it looks good upon release.
74  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: May 11, 2015, 09:14:07 PM
Another reason to celebrate might be that a DRM free game has gotten so many pre-orders when it appears that it would be very easy to just pirate the game.  So kudos to CDRP for making the game less onerous to the actual legal gamer.  With over a million pre-orders it seems there is a market for the AAA games of this size and we can hopefully expect to see them move on to either the Witcher 4 or another IP with a large budget.
75  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: May 11, 2015, 08:46:25 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on May 11, 2015, 08:11:43 PM

Quote from: TiLT on May 11, 2015, 07:56:40 PM

Quote from: Zinfan on May 11, 2015, 07:40:55 PM

Quote from: TiLT on May 11, 2015, 06:03:57 PM


And before anyone throws themselves into the defense of preorders right now, ask yourselves this: What products beyond games do you buy before they are done and tested, based on the creator's controlled marketing efforts alone? Movies? Nope. You get reviews of those first. Physical goods? Please.

Umm the Apple watch?  Or any new Apple product really and they are much more expensive than a game.  And yes I'm part of The Witcher III million gamer march.

Apple fans are in a class of their own though, and have always been. I'll never understand it. It's more like a religion than capitalism.

Lol, In the past I would have thumbs up this comment.   When I switched, on a whim from an android phone to a 4s 3 or so years ago I simply can't.   There is nothing religious about it, we, me, just simply find it superior.  The apps are getting better though, so that gap is also improving.  To each their own is a true statement, but apple fans being a religion and all that blah blah is asinine.

But in the context of preordering conversations it is totally fair to bring up their market.  They deliver good stuff but if you want it on release day you had better jump in before any real reviews are out.
76  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: May 11, 2015, 08:43:57 PM

Quote from: TiLT on May 11, 2015, 07:56:40 PM

Quote from: Zinfan on May 11, 2015, 07:40:55 PM

Quote from: TiLT on May 11, 2015, 06:03:57 PM


And before anyone throws themselves into the defense of preorders right now, ask yourselves this: What products beyond games do you buy before they are done and tested, based on the creator's controlled marketing efforts alone? Movies? Nope. You get reviews of those first. Physical goods? Please.

Umm the Apple watch?  Or any new Apple product really and they are much more expensive than a game.  And yes I'm part of The Witcher III million gamer march.

Apple fans are in a class of their own though, and have always been. I'll never understand it. It's more like a religion than capitalism.

I can totally agree with that.  Sent with my iPad 3 (preordered) 😀
77  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: May 11, 2015, 07:40:55 PM

Quote from: TiLT on May 11, 2015, 06:03:57 PM


And before anyone throws themselves into the defense of preorders right now, ask yourselves this: What products beyond games do you buy before they are done and tested, based on the creator's controlled marketing efforts alone? Movies? Nope. You get reviews of those first. Physical goods? Please.

Umm the Apple watch?  Or any new Apple product really and they are much more expensive than a game.  And yes I'm part of The Witcher III million gamer march.
78  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Job stuff] So....I did it on: May 09, 2015, 05:03:48 PM
Did you have to turn in the life sized cardboard cutout of Danica Patrick when you left?  Sounds like a relocation is upcoming unless you can telecommute.
79  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Which Game Did You Quit the Fastest? on: May 03, 2015, 09:22:46 PM
The latest Call of Duty, I had reservations about getting it but wanted to do MP with the gang.  I probably played 3 matches and just stopped, didn't like the map look, felt I died as soon as I saw someone, didn't like the new movement options, lag seemed bad, game moved far to quick for me etc..  I suppose I could go back and play the campaign but really don't have the desire to do that either.  I'd say no more FPS's for me but who knows, I did like the Destiny MP game play. Another factor in dropping CoD so quickly is that I was having fun with Sunset Overdrive at the time and would rather do that then be frustrated with the speed of CoD.
80  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ok....I'm ready. Teach me how to invest on: April 16, 2015, 03:49:21 AM

Quote from: Ironrod on April 16, 2015, 02:08:43 AM

I spread our retirement money amongst an assortment of low-fee index funds that range in risk levels. Nothing exciting, they just reliably track the overall market. I also have a small Roth that's earning an anemic 0.75% in a mutual fund. That's my safe savings. In another 18 months I'll be old enough to tap that money without tax penalty, should I need it.

Once a year I rebalance the funds based on the previous year's performance. I just spent an hour doing that in February when my wife's employer announced that they are changing their basket of core funds and undoing all the choices I just made. For some reason they decided to move my four most aggressive funds (biotech, software, medicine, and transportation) into a boring conservative target date fund. That means I'll have to rebalance again after the dust settles in June. The sector funds are volatile and expensive, but the biotech returned 34% last year. Hard to walk away from that even though I know the smart thing is to take the profit and run. 

Speaking of which, has anybody mentioned target date funds yet? That's the simplest and safest way to invest for the long haul. The fund manager rebalances its portfolio to make it more and more conservative as your retirement date approaches. Now that we're just 9 years from retirement I steer a little more money each year out of the growth funds and into the target date.

Fidelity seems to push them for our 401k plan, I haven't looked at their performance yet but may transfer some assets into one.  I should have rebalanced more often as one fund I own has been underperforming lately but I didn't catch it in a timely manner, it wasn't losing money but not rising as well as I expected it to.

Best of luck Ron!
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