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1  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 11/4/16 US Pre-Election of Doom Edition on: November 04, 2016, 09:10:52 PM
ESO...that game has me completely sucked in.   The lore, the quests.. Granted, I die a ton and im slower than a dead snail at leveling my character, but I still love it. 
2  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS4 Pro /Skyrim 4k on: October 05, 2016, 08:39:14 PM
So Bethesda announced mod support is finally a go for PS4 and PS4 Pro for both Skyrim and Fallout 3.   They also announced that Skyrim will run natively at 4k on the PS4 pro.   My question is, isn't that going to be difficult when high end PC's struggle with good framerates and 4k?  The specs on the Pro don't equal a high end PC, but would the optimization of 1 piece of hardware allow native 4k at acceptable framerates?  I'm intrigued... Thoughts?
3  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: June 23, 2016, 07:15:37 PM
The problem for me is, I look at the sales and always expect games like GTA V or Stellaris to be like $6   
4  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS4 upgrade - Neo on: June 10, 2016, 06:46:16 PM
It seems to me that unless you are going the VR route, or really really really want upgraded resolution (4K rumored), staying with the current PS4 is fine.   Im still on the fence for VR, as I haven't seen games/apps that make it a must yet.   Still, looks like the consoles are embracing it.   
5  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/Ps3] The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Impressions, tweaks and more! on: June 09, 2016, 03:25:36 PM
No I totally agree with this.  In a game where its 60-100+ hours to finish, I'd like to be able to have the save roll to the next gen system.  Having 4 kids and much more limited gaming time, going back through a game I finished may not happen.  I'd love to play the expansions and the mods with my current character though, so if the do allow those saves to move im 100% in..

.....Who am I kidding, i'm in regardless.. I have no Elder scrolls willpower
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] The Division (Tom Clancy) on: March 07, 2016, 09:52:00 PM
So I've read mixed things about this..  I suck at multiplayer.. Being a dad, 4 kids, gaming time is limited and I just can't compete!  So is this a decent single player experience or is it primarily multiplayer?    Figured you all would know as a google search has conflicting info.

7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: May 09, 2015, 03:31:06 PM
I have an Msi  Dominator laptop with a GeForce 880m but pretty sure that will let me only run it on medium at best...wonder if it's better to just get it on PS4 if that's the case...
8  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Arcade (yes, Arcade)] Star Wars Battle Pod on: February 27, 2015, 05:02:50 PM
I played it at the D&B here in Phoenix.. It was awesome.  Its more of an experience game than a challenge, and its somewhat on rails, but having that giant wrap around screen, being in a pod...feeling air blowing on you, the music, the whole package made me want to go out and fight stormtroopers..  It was fun!

9  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My Laptop is dead. Long live my laptop! on: February 18, 2015, 08:33:49 PM
You killed The Dominator???? THE DOMINATOR?  I suspected if I ever dropped mine, the tiny picture of the dragon on the front would morph into its full sized protector and gently glide it to a safe landing in its MSI branded talons...does this not happen???   

10  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Good 5.1 or 7.1 Headset (w/mic)? on: December 31, 2014, 07:46:18 PM
So would the 5.1 or 7.1 headphones make a big difference?  I have an MSI Dominator laptop and I use a pair of cheap headphones.. The onboard laptop audio from creative does a "simulated" 5.1 surround and it sounds pretty decent on the regular stereo headphones.  If I bought a pair of these would it be even more noticeable for games/movies? 
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Elite: Dangerous on: December 31, 2014, 07:28:39 PM
The damn forum effect is pulling me in....must resist..backlog too great..
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Elite: Dangerous on: December 25, 2014, 10:09:02 PM
So is this game like the X spacesim games? Is there dialog with other aliens you run into or just mainly trading and fighting? 
13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/21) on: October 23, 2013, 03:44:03 PM
Bought Rocksmith 2014 for the 360 and sweet Jesus is it awesome!!!  Eddie Van Halen, look out!! Lol
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 30 days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: October 23, 2013, 02:51:14 PM
This is the reason I canceled my preorder and am going to see how it shakes out the next few months.. Hopefully by then people will have ha enough time to test the systems out, we can get some concrete info and more game announcements and then I can jump in.. There are things I like on paper about both systems..  Great time to be a gamer.
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 30 days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: October 22, 2013, 04:35:35 PM
So back on topic smile.  I had the PS4 preordered but canceled it and now and holding out for a Xbox one... Main reason?  Kids love kinect and wife is super interested in the workout stuff.   With 3 kids, I'm not nearly as hardcore of a gamer so lots of time is spent either playing ridiculous Wipeout type games with them or sneaking in time for the occasional rpg, shooter or sports game prior to me passing out from exhaustion after a normal

I'm looking to maybe pickup a PS4 down be road when Naughty Dog exclusives come out but I suspect I have a bit of time.   I'll be watching closely here though for reviews.   Since everything is sold out, maybe I get swayed yet again!
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 30 days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: October 21, 2013, 03:03:55 PM
The great mystery for me is the ps is this going to be used?? I can't find anything on line about future plans for it.. I think it does full body movement tracking but really not a lot of info on it.  My wife likes the workout stuff so kinect seems like a better choice but will ps eye be able to do that as well?  Seems by not including it with the system they kind of kept the scope of it's functionality in the dark...
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 30 days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: October 19, 2013, 12:55:41 AM
Well I have the PS4 preordered but not sure entirely if I want to keep that or move it to Xbox.. The kids and wife would like the kinect for those types of games and fitness but I can't find hardly any info on the PS move an what if anything will be coming out they utilizes it.    I will eventually get both systems but really struggling with being an early adopter on this one...
18  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/360] The Secret World MMOG Announced: I'm Pumped on: May 14, 2012, 12:11:07 AM
I didn't even try those quests out yet..the "standard" quests alone were fun, but I'm holding off some stuff until launch..people also seemed super helpful as I kept getting myself in jams...I think this will be a fun mmo, and I'm digging the current day world..
19  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/360] The Secret World MMOG Announced: I'm Pumped on: May 13, 2012, 03:10:41 PM
I actually liked this beta enough to pick it up when it ships..the environment was cool and being current world was a nice change...the combat seemed a bit simple, but I had a rifle and only 2 options to shoot one person or shoot many...I'm sure I'm missing stuff but being beta I was looking for how it performed on my laptop and seeing it if was interesting enough to buy...I had fun so is say yes...I am a pretty casual player (3 kids, gametime gets limited) so I may be missing things that turn hardcores off..
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wargame - European Escalation on: February 26, 2012, 09:04:48 PM
Nice....I'm more of a single player person anyway, so the bot thing is always a nice choice...with 3 kids, tough to shedule mp with friends...thanks for the info!!!
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wargame - European Escalation on: February 26, 2012, 08:59:13 PM
I'm thinking of picking this said you can play the multiplayer maps against the ai?   Also, are there nukes in the game  icon_twisted?
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Biggest surprise hit/disapointment of the year 2011 on: December 04, 2011, 12:56:37 AM
The biggest surprise for me by far has been Rocksmith...practicing guitar was never fun, but this "game"  makes it so, and also has made me a better player.. not only that, it got my wife interested in guitar to the point where she now owns a guitar and is hell bent on mastering these songs..

Biggest dissapointment has been la noir...basically a cool looking movie that had a maddening interview process and even more maddening story resolution..

23  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / F/T Dead Island 360 for Madden 2012 360? on: November 06, 2011, 11:15:22 PM
Anyone hate madden but love zombies? How about a trade then?? Figured it try here first before gamestop.  Cheers!

24  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ever had a knee injury? I could use some advice. on: May 25, 2010, 10:07:22 PM
Yeah, I agree.. I broke my kneecap and tore my patella tendon in April, and after having surgery a week later, im just now off crutches and starting rehab.. I wont have full range of motion most likely until toward the end of the year..  The knee is a brutal place to have an injury and if you have one and don't get it treated, it can cause other problems since the knee is unstable.  Can't mess around with this kind of stuff. 
25  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Saddle up! The Red Dead Redemption impressions thread. on: May 18, 2010, 10:20:15 PM
I bought the game, but i can't get more than 5 minutes into a mission in SP without it locking up.  First game I've had to do that.  I just experienced lockup #7, and almost tossed the controller threw the window.  Im assuming since everyone else is playing, this is a me problem and not a game
26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Preview] UFC 2010 Undisputed on: May 04, 2010, 10:08:02 PM
Great write up!! Quick question, is there a title defense in exhibition this year? I know there was a version last year, but it never kept track of the champions.. I think it was whoever was in the blue corner was champ.  Is that different this year? Thanks!

27  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] The Other Guys... on: April 15, 2010, 01:32:32 AM
"I thought you said bad cop, bad cop".... Classic!!!

That movie looks hilarious!
28  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 4/09/10 on: April 10, 2010, 09:48:02 AM
Since I just had surgery to fix a broken kneecap, I have time to catch up on this ridiculous backlog of games I have...the game I'm totally addicted to currently is Divinity 2..the reviews weren't great, but I'm having a blast..and ill probably get some MLB The Show '10 and Borderlands in as well..

29  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Dragon Age (PS3) for Mass Effect 2 or Risen (Both 360)?? on: March 09, 2010, 05:00:38 PM
I just can't get into Dragon Age, so I was looking to see if anyone was interested in doing an old swaparoo for a PS3 Dragon Age for Mass Effect 2 or Risen on the 360?   

I did use the code in Dragon Age for the armor, but the case and manual are mint.  I'll also throw in a copy of MLB the SHow 09 if your interested.  Cheers!

30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MLB 10 The Show (PS3) on: February 26, 2010, 08:42:49 PM
This game just seemed to "get" baseball last year.  It had the atmosphere, the announcing was the best i've ever heard in any sports game, and it was just fun to play.  This year it seems they worked more on enchancing the atmosphere of stadiums (adding rally towels, team specific HR celebrations, fireworks, crowd participation, etc) along with thousands of animations for players and I guess some new stuff for Road to the Show (Never really played that mode).   Its a day 1 purchase for me, which is pretty rare these days.   Can't wait to have my video game Dbacks suck just as much as the real ones! lol
31  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Screw the labels, what are YOUR stances? on: October 23, 2009, 04:37:07 PM

While it's not a party, it has been a philosophical movement. smile

Freethought holds that individuals should neither accept nor reject ideas proposed as truth without recourse to knowledge and reason. Thus, freethinkers strive to build their opinions on the basis of facts, scientific inquiry, and logical principles, independent of any logical fallacies or the intellectually-limiting effects of authority, cognitive bias, conventional wisdom, popular culture, prejudice, sectarianism, tradition, urban legend, and all other dogmatic or otherwise fallacious principles. Applied to religion, freethinkers have generally held that, given presently-known facts, established scientific theories, and logical principles, there is insufficient evidence to support the existence of supernatural phenomena.

Damn, I pretty much was there until the whole supernatural phenomena thing, and UFO's etc..  I free thought myself out of the movement before I even get a T-shirt!! Thanks for the link, I had no idea that moment
32  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Screw the labels, what are YOUR stances? on: October 23, 2009, 04:13:11 PM
Well, I never get involed in these, but its Friday, so why not. 

I have no idea what I am... is free thinker a party?? I like some things Republican, some things Democrate.. I vote on who I feel is best for the country. I Voted for Bush the first time, not the second.  Voted for Obama, but I was on the fence between our choices during the election...

Marriage: No issues with gay folks getting married. If your happy, you find someone (legal age and all that jazz of course), then good luck!  I will also say, im not religious, so that doesnt come into play in my thinkng.

Abortion: I think its the parents/doctors decision, not mine. 

Immigration: Have to play by the rules. You want into our country, follow the rules.  I am in favor for a guest worker status, but the sherrif here in AZ already has issues rounding up people here illegally, so im not sure how that would even be implemented.

Death Penality:  Im not sure it deters anything.  I think plenty of people should not walk the face of the earth, but prison seems like the best choice.  Not that prison deters them

Education: I would gladly have my taxes raised so we could pay teachers more, raise the education levels, provide updated text books, materials, computers, etc.  I believe the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way, show the....ok, ill stop. 

Military:  I was pro Afganistan, since 9/11 was directly caused by that governments actions.  I was Anti Iraq.  We had a no fly zone in place, we had them contained, and in my option, North Korea, Iran, Syria, etc were more of a direct threat to us.  I have no issue flexing our military muscle, but we need to flex it in the right area.  I also don't believe in being the worlds police.  The world is a scary, unkind place, I understand that, but we need to protect our own backyard first.

Health Care:  Sweet jesus, what to do??? I know I pay more now for my health care than I did 2 years ago. Not a fan of that.  I know I have less choices, also not a fan.  But every administration has tried to "fix" health care and it hasn't been able to.  Nobody in this country should suffer because they can't afford treatment (the whole taking care of our own backyard again).  Does that mean the government steps in?  Not sure they can.  But Im stumped as well.  I try to listen to both sides, but it turns more into "Your plan sucks" followed by "your plan sucks" and its difficult to filter out what is best for the country.  I could care less who comes up with it, but people dying because they dont have healthcare to me is a terrible option. 

Environment: Look, I live in Phoenix, Az.  Its hotter than hell here.. It was 100 in October.  If years and years of aquanet caused tempatures to rise and we can prove it, then i'll find the band Poison and any other 80's hair metal band and punch the singer in the nuts. But again, for ever scientist that says "Global Warming", there is a another one who says "Nope, not true".  So, my thoughts are we should have cleaner energy.  We should NOT be dependent on Foreign Oil.  If that displaces a bird or a bear because we drill by them, tough shit.  We should take care of the planet because its the right thing to do.  I dig this place, i'd like to stay.  If we can make the air cleaner, the water cleaner, etc, im all for it. 

Guns: I dont have one, not interested in them at all.  But if someone passes a background check, they shoot away.  Guns don't commit crimes, peeps do.  Not sure taking them away is any more of a deterent than the prisons or death penality.  Mean people will suck regardless of how they commit the crime.

Ok, I think im done now.. Happy Friday everyone!

33  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Awesomely Bad Movies on: October 20, 2009, 03:36:41 AM
The Dark Backward for me was the greatest worst movie ever made...I think this quote from IMDB sums it up:

"If you like this movie you deserve to die.  Why this movie has above a 1.0 is beyond me. It was so horrible, and I wish painful deaths on all those involved. I want the writers to eat poison."

In case you don't know what its about, A garbage man played by Judd Nelson pursues stand-up comedy encouraged by his fellow garbage man. Though his friend, who accompanies him on accordion, continues to tell him how great he is, he actually stinks. When the "comedian" grows a third arm out of his back, the friend uses this twist to get him signed up with a sleazy talent agent, who happens to be Wayne Netwon..   Seriously, I can't make this up.  
34  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: UFC 100: GSP vs Alves, Lesnar vs Mir on: August 03, 2009, 10:46:43 PM
Yeah, Fedor was never going to sign with UFC.. Since M1-Global is demanding to co-promote all of Fedors fights with UFC, there was no way that was ever going to work.   Can't say I blame them.  Casual fans have no idea who Fedor is, the dude can't draw PPV buys, and the Lesnar/Mir fight did in the range of 1.7 million PPV buys.   UFC doesn't need him. 

35  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sugar vs. The Dragon on: May 22, 2009, 06:25:45 PM
I really think Machida is going to frustrate Rashad in this fight.   The guy has a style that is just so different from any of the other fighters Rashad has faced.  He may not be the most exciting fighter to watch if your looking for KO's, but Machida can outpoint you to death.  He keeps his distance and score points with his kicks.  Its crazy impressive.   However, the winner gets to face Rampage next... THAT will be fun smile

36  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: F/S: Fallout 3 + guide (PC) - Price Drop on: May 15, 2009, 05:13:06 PM
Ok, for $23 shipped, I can't pass that one up.  I beat the game on the 360, but I can start it over and mess around with all the side quests.   
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Preview] UFC 2009: Unleashed on: May 12, 2009, 04:32:25 AM
Are you able to defend titles or put them up for grabs in the Exhibition mode, similar to how the last few THQ wrestling games let you?
38  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Review] Guitar Hero: Metallica on: March 30, 2009, 05:06:10 PM
The thing I really love is how interactive the band is, as Knight pointed out in his review.  During Dyers Eve, it was like watching a Metallica performance.  James was pointing to the crowd,  and during the "Hear nothing, say nothing lyrics", James covered his ears... another point he covered his eyes.  It was pretty awesome.

My only complaint, and its minor, is the ammount of pyro they shoot off during every song.  Honestly, Tuesdays Gone from Skynyrd is a ballad, yet they shot off more fire and sparks than at an entire Kiss concert.  It was almost comical....."Tuesdays....**BOOOOM*  Gone.....*BOOOM*  with the *BOOOM*  Wind....* BOOM...

39  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama to Halve Deficit in 4 years? on: February 26, 2009, 03:21:06 AM
I listened to the speech last night, and call me naive, drinking cool aid, etc, but Obama just inspires hope in me.  Im neither Dem or Rep, so im willing to give any person a chance until they prove to me otherwise.  I was the same way with Bush.   I want Obama to succeed, for so many obvious reasons.  Just hope both sides can stop playing politics and put the country first. 

40  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Spring Training on: February 26, 2009, 03:07:47 AM
I love spring training time out here in Phoenix.   Actually, im in Surprise, Az and the stadium is about half a mile from me.  Sitting on the lawn and catching some baseball is just perfect.  Plus, the Dbacks always tend to look good in

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