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1  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Coffee at home on: April 11, 2014, 06:07:06 PM
We recently went the french press route after having a coffee maker and then a Keurig.  The press makes the best coffee I've made at home hands down.  Even if I use pre-ground coffee it turns out better than anything I made in a regular pot and the keurig stuff. 

2  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: March 28, 2014, 03:27:27 PM

Quote from: msduncan on March 28, 2014, 12:21:04 AM

DAMNIT.    I went and preordered at my local Gamestop.   Little did I know that the stupid early access code they gave out with boxed preorders is for 3 days early access and not the 5 days for digital.    mad

I didn't know this until I entered my early access code via my account.   Can I cancel my preorder and instead preorder digitally and enter the new 5 day early access code on the same account?

I thought originally the Imperial Edition got 5 days early access and the Standards got 3 days.  I went to the website and they changed it , now both give 5 days.  Most other sites (amazon) are still listing it as a 3 vs 5 depending on the version.  I wonder if they've just decided to open 5 days early for everyone and that hasn't filtered out to the other sites? Or maybe it's just incentive to pre-order directly through ESO.
3  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Film] Fantastic Four Reboot on: March 04, 2014, 12:56:59 AM
It's a freaking convoluted mess lol.   This article from Dec seems to explain it:

Daredevil and a few others(ghost rider) recently went back to marvel.  I know a year or so ago they were in talks to try and keep daredevil and in exchange give fantastic four back, but that apparently didn't happen.

In any event I think even the side studios are recognizing that if you treat the properties right and make a good movie you'll make some cash. The last X-Men was awesome.  I enjoyed the latest Wolverine and Spiderman as well.  Hopefully this one will be good too.
4  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Need a restart. on: March 03, 2014, 11:26:06 PM
I actually have been feeling the same way.  Approaching 40 this year and feel like I need a change.  One thing I can recommend is reading The Nerdist Way by Chris Hardwick.  He's the guy that does the Talking Dead/ Talking Bad shows on AMC as well as the Nerdist podcasts.  Anyway his book really details out how to organize yourself and set goals.  Much along the line of what Wonderpug is recommending.  It's helped me feel like I'm getting some goals done and getting on track with making a career change (hopefully!).
5  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Film] Fantastic Four Reboot on: March 03, 2014, 09:35:31 PM
It's actually the same studio that did the others.  If they don't make this movie the rights go back to Marvel ( or Disney now I guess...).   From what I read a while back they are working more closely with some Marvel writers so hopefully that'll bring the quality up.
6  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The LEGO Movie - the movie of Legos on: February 11, 2014, 04:34:10 PM
I think the reviews / hype skewed a bit over the top because most people thought this would be a crappy toy tie in movie.  It was much better than that.  It wasn't the greatest ( I too liked Frozen better).  It is pretty good fun though and well worth seeing.  My kids loved it, they are 12 and 10.
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Might & Magic X being teased on: January 24, 2014, 08:59:58 PM
I'm thinking about getting this weekend.  I'm in the mood for more Might and Magic. 
8  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: December 24, 2013, 12:20:01 AM
Is there a trick to get the Xbox show my stuff command to work properly?  When my wife is signed in and I say that it briefly switches to my home screen, then immediately flips back to her home screen.  
9  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Almost Human on: December 14, 2013, 03:11:59 AM
I've been watching since the first one and loving every minute of it.  Didn't even realize they were out of order. The chemistry between the two main characters is awesome and writing is as well.  It's a solid show I highly recommend watching it because I don't want it cancelled slywink
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: December 13, 2013, 05:16:49 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on December 13, 2013, 05:05:50 PM

For Ryse I signed up for a 30-day free Gamefly trial, put only Ryse in my queue, then plan to beat it and promptly cancel my subscription. smile

I can't tell if that's evil, neutral, or genius.

Perhaps all 3? biggrin   In any event it is an awesome way to play!
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: December 13, 2013, 04:36:51 PM
They've actually had demos for NBA , FIFA and Zoo Tycoon up for a while.  For some stupid reason they didn't show up in the store and you had to do a bing search for them.  Glad to see they are in the store now smile   Also looking forward to trying a demo for Dead Rising.  Would love to see one for Ryse as well.
12  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: November 27, 2013, 12:31:31 AM
It's being made by a completely different team so it shouldn't affect the stand alone titles.  I agree with Gratch, I'll probably take what I can get with these.  I think I would've loved to have seen a borderlands approach to this.  A single player game that you could have 1-4 friends drop in and out of and play with you.

I do like how GW2 has handled the story stuff better though.  It's optional and you can do it on the side at your own leisure.  The main world seems better designed with having hundreds of people running around.  That's sort of ruined me now for other MMO's.   

13  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: November 26, 2013, 03:22:22 AM
I wish the trend of trying to tell personal stories in MMO's would end.  If I wanted that I'd play a single player game.  I wish instead that they would focus on more compelling reasons to have 1000's of players playing together in one space.  Guild Wars 2 has been the most forward thinking about this imho.

I did enjoy my time in this one, but also kept feeling like I would've been better off just firing up Skyrim and having the world to myself.  Give me a fun reason to play with all these other players.
14  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: November 24, 2013, 08:19:11 PM
I agree with Fez's edit above.  Once you get off "noob" island and into the proper world, it really starts to feel more like a proper Elder Scrolls game.  Your given some direction, but mostly left to wander on your own and find stuff.  And there is stuff everywhere.
15  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: November 23, 2013, 05:27:32 PM
I've come to realize that I'm really kind of tired of the constant handholding these games like to do.  There's a quest I found to go find a buried item. The quest text is full of wonderful flavor text that gives you clues on how to track it down. Just when I think that this might be interesting and fun trying to follow the clues to find this item, I look over and there's a GIANT arrow pointing directly at it.  I'd like to explore and work for things a little bit but I guess the MMO trend is to show you where everything is these days.
16  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How has your life changed since the last "next gen"? on: November 21, 2013, 04:53:21 PM
I really like this topic idea smile

My pre-ordered 360 ended up being available on Xmas Eve.  That was seriously awesome timing.  My son was 3 going on 4.  And we had a 1 year old daughter.  I remember he had a blast watching me play Kameo.  It was a pretty awesome time because he was just getting old enough to be excited by the idea of me getting a new console.

Fast forward to today.  The kids are quite a bit older, my son is 11 going on 12, daughter is 9 going on 10.  My son, while excited about the idea of a new console , has his own computer now.  That's where he games with his friends.  I'm in a similar situation.  So while gaming is my hobby and I'm super excited about these consoles.  I'm holding off for a while because we really have enough stuff to play at the moment.

What is really interesting to me is that we spent enough time in this current generation for me to have toddlers at the beginning of it who are almost teenagers at the end of it. 

For the record I was 31 when they came out, now I'm turning 40 next year.   
17  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Gravity on: October 06, 2013, 04:02:20 AM
There's a surprisingly good amount of substance to it that goes along with the visuals.  I think the major achievement of it is that you feel like you are in the movie, not just watching it.  The way he directed it, the way the camera moves, the 3d, all of it are done so well you feel like you are floating in space next to the characters going through the experience with them. 

Also agree that this is a major theater movie, even IMAX 3d.   I'm not sure it would work as well on the small screen.
18  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Gravity on: October 05, 2013, 09:03:03 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on October 05, 2013, 06:03:31 PM

Go see this movie.  Now.  On the biggest screen with the best sound you can find.

This times a thousand...
19  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/PS3] Final Fantasy XIV (Characters/Servers in first post) on: September 20, 2013, 04:26:35 AM
I'm back in but had to change my name (long story)  I'm Fayde Rowan now.  Pugilist.  I'll start adding you all to my friends list smile
20  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/PS3] Final Fantasy XIV (Characters/Servers in first post) on: September 01, 2013, 07:50:34 PM
The wife and I played during beta and loved the game so much we immediately pre-ordered.  When we saw all the problems during the early access weekend we decided to cancel our pre-orders and just wait.  Reading the boards today makes me think we made the right call.
21  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Shin Megami Tensei IV limited Edition FS on: August 28, 2013, 01:47:44 AM
Forgot about that, ya I did. 

Gonna put this on hold for now, sorry all.  Working an 80 hour work week this week, and probably next.  Realizing I barely have time to check the boards let alone get out and ship stuff.
22  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/PS3] Final Fantasy XIV (Characters/Servers in first post) on: August 26, 2013, 05:11:04 AM
Wife and I got a good chance to play today.  We really like it so far, but our main complaint is it forces you to ungroup and solo every single story / class mission.  That was one of the things we actually liked about Star Wars, we could help each other out with our class storylines and actually see the cutscenes for each others stories. 
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: How are you feeling about your pre-orders now? on: August 25, 2013, 08:48:39 PM
I have a ps4 on pre-order.  Thinking about cancelling it though. I do want one eventually, but looking at the release list nothing is screaming "I need this now!" to me.  The finances might appreciate that extra 400 around xmas time too slywink
24  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Neverwinter on: August 25, 2013, 08:42:12 PM

Quote from: Razgon on August 25, 2013, 03:35:50 PM

I play, but mostly stall after a while. Sadly, I find the game to be a like sweet candy, and I quickly get enough. Also, the lack of meaningful choices during levelling, and regarding equipment has me a bit sad, especially since its more or less supposed to be Dungeons & Dragons.

I agree with this.  I play too and while I'm playing I enjoy it.  But when I'm logged out nothing really compels me to want to log back in.  I think it's mostly due to what Razgon just pointed out.
25  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Shin Megami Tensei IV limited Edition FS on hold for now on: August 25, 2013, 05:26:00 PM
Haven't really been able to get into this as I'd hoped.  It's the first run limited prints.  Has the box, book, CD.

Looking for $40 if anyone is interested.
26  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/PS3] Final Fantasy XIV (Characters/Servers in first post) on: August 25, 2013, 03:35:08 PM
So much for an early start.  Everytime my wife and I log on to play they announce maintenance and we have to get right back off.  
27  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/PS3] Final Fantasy XIV Online - A Realm Reborn this Winter on: August 24, 2013, 04:40:12 PM
Ya my wife and I had our coffee and breakfast and were all set to spend the morning playing.  Then the maintenance hit frown    Ah wells, we'll get the weekend shopping done so hopefully we can play the rest of the weekend!
28  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/PS3] Final Fantasy XIV Online - A Realm Reborn this Winter on: August 24, 2013, 02:38:19 PM
I'm in as Faide Rowan if anyone wants to friend up.  On the Coeurl server.
29  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Disney Infinity on: August 18, 2013, 08:48:45 PM
My kids are loving it as well.  Our only complaint so far is that 2 player requires 2 characters from the same world. So for instance the monsters Inc world only lets you play with monsters inc characters.  Luckily we bought some extra incredibles figures so they could at least play 2 player there.  Wish you could mix aand match characters across the worlds though.
30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Did you beat....Final Fantasy VII? on: July 30, 2013, 03:44:51 PM
Final Fantasy VII was the only game I ever took a day off from work to play.  I was very excited when it came out.  Definitely beat it.  This 10 and 6 probably stand as my favorites of the series.  Never did beat 8 and 9 tho.
31  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Did you beat...Contra? on: July 30, 2013, 03:40:41 PM
I got good enough at it to do without the code smile .  It was easy when I was 13-14 had plenty of free time and that was the only new game I had access to for several months.   

I tried it again recently on the xbox and even with the code I couldn't do it again Tongue
32  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [MOVIE] Seventh Son on: July 18, 2013, 12:39:57 AM
Looks pretty cool.  What is up with Jeff Bridges lately ?  He seems to be slurring all his lines in every movie these days...
33  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My current musical obsession (metal) on: June 26, 2013, 05:06:49 AM
The new Queensryche album hit today and I am deeply enjoying it.  New vocalist is excellent!
34  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My Fathers Day gift. on: June 17, 2013, 12:25:52 AM
Man was the Last of Us. Which was great.

I also got the flu. Not so great
35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Next gen purchase poll on: June 13, 2013, 02:14:05 AM
What about the Ouya?   icon_twisted
36  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Wizardry Online on: February 02, 2013, 06:13:36 AM
Thought I'd give this a shot.  I logged in and got the tutorial quest.  A female adventurer told me I had to learn about 5 things for adventuring and to go talk to someone to learn the importance of items.  I went to that person.  She said "Items are real important for adventuring" and sent me back.  I went back to the main quest giver.  She said" I hope you've learned about the importance of items and adventuring!"

I sure did.  I logged out after that... 
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DmC - Devil May Cry on: January 20, 2013, 09:01:08 PM
I just finished it yesterday.  Easily my favorite DMC game.  The controls and combos felt really tight.  I really enjoyed the story , and didn't even mind the design changes they made to dante.  Thought it was a fantastic game.  Upping the difficulty and going back in for more , which I rarely do.
38  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL 2012-13 season thread. on: January 16, 2013, 06:23:25 AM

Quote from: gellar on January 15, 2013, 04:18:42 AM

I am spending an exorbitant amount of money to watch a piece of cloth be raised to the roof of a building on Saturday.

Can't wait!

I live down here in So Cal and would have LOVED to have gone, but the tickets were just a bit too pricey and sold out very fast.   Have a blast at the event!!!  Post some pics as I will have to live vicariously through you!
39  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Watching Star Wars in the 'Machete Order' on: January 16, 2013, 06:20:29 AM
I read that article a while back and watched them in that order.  It really is the best way to watch them I think.  I recommend reading through the article so you get the context as to why it makes sense to watch them that way.  In short , at the end of 5 you get Vader's declaration that he is Luke's father.  Then you watch 2 and 3 to get Vader's back story which flows nicely into episode 6 for his redemption.  It actually flows very well together.  The article spells a lot more out obviously.
40  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch on: January 15, 2013, 02:21:10 AM
Not sure when the reviews go up for it, but there is a demo on the PSN store if you are curious about checking the game out before it's released.
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