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121  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 12, 2014, 01:43:47 AM

Quote from: rittchard on September 11, 2014, 11:20:33 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on September 11, 2014, 12:10:03 PM

This brought to light the issue that has kept me from actually pulling that Android trigger: the apps.  I have a lot of 'em (I like buying games more than actually playing them, it seems).  The Android store is certainly becoming better, but they have nowhere near the level of the App Store.  Additionally, now that my kid has an iPhone, it's way more cost effective for me to continue along that trend.  Plus I have an iPad.  And no Google devices at all.

This is how they get you.

So it looks like I'll be getting the 6, though I'm decidedly underwhelmed.  If the HTC One had a better camera, the story might have been different.  I'm sure a new version will be out next spring that will change that story.  I understand AT&T will let me lease with a pretty early buy-out option...

iOS 8 Family Sharing will be even nicer:

http://www.apple.com/ios/whats-new/family-sharing/

I'm going to try the AT&T Next program (which I think is what you are referring to by "lease"), though I'm not sold on it.  The way I understand it you pay only tax up front and then a monthly amount for 20 months to complete the buy.  At the 1 year mark you have the option to trade-in your current unit for the latest and greatest, or pay off the remaining 8 months to get full ownership.  What you lose by all this is the discount pricing.

I think you still get $25 off your month plan by going this route. 
122  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Apple Watch on: September 12, 2014, 01:42:21 AM

Quote from: rittchard on September 11, 2014, 11:35:09 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on September 11, 2014, 12:45:44 AM

That right there may be one of the reasons I don't really get the thing. I am about as far removed from a "watch guy" as there probably is. I don't think I ever wore a wristwatch at all until I was in my 20s. The concept of spending more than like $100 on a thing that tells time sounds utterly insane.

I did appreciate from the article that he explained some of the things that would make it appealing if you are into watches though.

What I think will be interesting is to see if non-watch people get sucked into it for some reason or another.  Prior to the iPad I had many spirited debates about the "use case" of a tablet; a lot of people just didn't think they'd ever want one or couldn't visualize what the use cases would be.  Maybe it will take a killer app or just some unforeseen usage case, I'm looking forward to it.  As an example, today while driving to work I noticed my eye often glances naturally around my wrist level - seems like an opportunity for something cool.

Ironically, though I'd never consider myself a real "watch guy", I used to wear watches as a kid all the way through college and work until... the iPhone lol.  I pretty much stopped wearing a watch once I realized I was using the phone to check time. 

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/09/how-apple-will-convince-you-to-buy-a-smartwatch.html
123  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 10, 2014, 10:40:28 PM
Guessing someone's password is an iCloud data leak?
124  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 2 on: September 10, 2014, 10:10:17 PM

Quote from: ATB on September 10, 2014, 09:35:22 PM

If Buffalo wins this week they have a really good shot of going 2-14!  nod

Let's go BUFFALO!

Miami beat NE, so BUF will lose slywink
125  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 10, 2014, 05:46:13 PM
How come some mission icons on the map are just a star and some are star with laurels? 
126  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 10, 2014, 04:35:54 PM

Quote from: TiLT on September 10, 2014, 04:35:24 PM

Quote from: Ridah on September 10, 2014, 04:31:38 PM

I'm looking forward to hearing impressions on solo play, since that's likely how I'll be playing most of the game. I'm more interested in the story and the world than anything.

From what I've been hearing, the story is at Diablo 3 levels of crappiness, which is crappy indeed.

Yeah so far it's nothing special. 
127  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 10, 2014, 03:33:37 PM

Quote from: Purge on September 10, 2014, 03:29:33 PM

Got zerged trying out "hard" on level 3. Over and over in a darkness zone.

Lack of skill, equipment, or just bad to do when low level? Ah well.

You are very fragile early.  Probably just hard to do low level.
128  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 10, 2014, 03:22:18 PM

Quote from: Caine on September 10, 2014, 03:02:30 PM

Unless I group up with someone near the same level, I'll be playing through the sp missions solo.  I think the strike missions open up at 5 as before I logged out yesterday, I swear I saw one of them available. 

The strike from beta shows on the map from the get-go it seems, but is rank 8 now.  iirc it was 6 in beta.
129  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Apple Watch on: September 10, 2014, 01:13:58 PM
Smash hit.
130  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 10, 2014, 12:45:47 PM
ATB level up and look at your map. Explore mission starts at level 4 iirc. First strike is 6 or 8. It's listed on map.


Storage chest is right in front of you in tower when you land. One of the pillars there you interact with.
131  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Apple Watch on: September 10, 2014, 12:43:34 PM
You guys are nuts. This watch will be a smash hit. You sound like the "experts" when the iPhone and iPad were released. DOOMED!
132  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 09, 2014, 10:43:43 PM
IN @ 4.7
133  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Apple Watch on: September 09, 2014, 08:42:03 PM
Would like to see in person
134  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Returns) on: September 09, 2014, 12:08:00 AM

Quote from: TiLT on September 08, 2014, 07:46:40 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on September 08, 2014, 07:35:14 PM

Quote from: Caine on September 08, 2014, 05:43:03 PM

ouch, that's a delay.  I was expecting this in March/April timeframe.

I thought it was gonna be Feb!

Dude, we've already got stuff like Bloodborne, The Order: 1886, Dying Light, Evolve and The Witcher 3 coming out that month. It's not like we'll be pining for new games to play. slywink

Fair enough!
135  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 1 on: September 08, 2014, 07:36:27 PM

Quote from: Teggy on September 08, 2014, 07:07:07 PM

So how long until Oakland signs Ray Rice?

The niners have taken over that crown from the raiders.  SF leads the league in arrests since 2012 or so.
136  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Returns) on: September 08, 2014, 07:35:14 PM

Quote from: Caine on September 08, 2014, 05:43:03 PM

ouch, that's a delay.  I was expecting this in March/April timeframe.

I thought it was gonna be Feb!
137  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 08, 2014, 07:33:46 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on September 08, 2014, 05:55:08 PM

for some stupid reason, both sony and microsoft just decide that all of the US has to wait until it's midnight pacific instead of just midnight wherever.  Honestly in the digital age of global everything, I don't understand why games don't just release at midnight New Zealand for every region to save everyone some hassle.  Instead we get to watch people stream the game for 24 hours before we can play slywink

iTunes store is updated at 9 PM PST
138  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 08, 2014, 05:06:51 PM
LE available at Amazon now!
139  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 08, 2014, 05:01:15 PM

Quote from: Harpua3 on September 08, 2014, 04:58:08 PM

Digital preorders on ps4 can't play til 3am est? Wtf?

West Coast or it doesn't matter*

*all major sporting league media bias excluded
140  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 08, 2014, 04:46:29 PM
iOS companion updated today
141  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Returns) on: September 08, 2014, 04:28:30 PM
June 2, 2015
142  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 08, 2014, 04:19:32 PM

Quote from: Teggy on September 08, 2014, 04:02:24 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 07, 2014, 02:39:28 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on September 06, 2014, 09:13:52 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 06, 2014, 08:38:48 PM

Cool, thanks naednek.  I had all the Grimoires but none of the other stuff. 

I don't even know wtf a Grimoire or Shader is in relation to Destiny, and I don't even know if I'll be buying the game, but I'll be damned if I won't enter any free code available!  smile

iirc Grimoire is like  an encyclopedia of all things Destiny universe.  You can read up on lore, backstory, etc.

Oh, well in that case it seems like a total waste.  First off I clearly don't care about Destiny enough to read about it, but even if I could I imagine anything you want is on the internet anyway so I'm not sure why you need an "in-game" code for it.

Keep in mind increasing your grimoire score will unlock "invaluable in-game benefits", whatever that is.

Valuable in game benefits includes time spent reading grimoire in game!
143  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you (AT)Buying this week? (09/08) on: September 08, 2014, 02:38:12 PM
Destiny PS4
144  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 08, 2014, 02:37:50 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on September 08, 2014, 02:22:12 PM

Quote from: The Grue on September 08, 2014, 02:13:55 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on September 08, 2014, 01:55:56 PM


This is pretty much a reskin of Titanfall, so as long as you bought and liked that then you should have a great time with this.

Um.....no?  This isn't anything like Titanfall other than it's an FPS.

I am teasing ATB about his round by round updates of his debate on whether or not to buy Titanfall, with an extra meta level of teasing about him saying he goes dark on games he's anticipating since he didn't do so with Titanfall.  I'm also making the claim that he's so in the dark about Destiny that he wouldn't know whether or not it was a giant robot shooty shooty game.

Well now you ruined it with a lengthy explanation.  I'd like my money back.
145  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 1 on: September 07, 2014, 09:06:01 PM

Quote from: Teggy on September 07, 2014, 09:04:01 PM

This is worse than I expected.

It's crazy already!
146  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My awesome/awful Friday on: September 07, 2014, 02:37:55 PM
Very sorry to hear about your dog.
147  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 07, 2014, 02:19:05 PM

Quote from: Razgon on September 07, 2014, 08:12:57 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on September 07, 2014, 06:33:12 AM

Quote from: Caine on September 07, 2014, 04:07:04 AM

I'm considering dropping my LE PS4 copy and getting a PS3 Digital copy now that the upgrade to PS4 is free.  Going digital with this game means I get it without the hassle of waiting on delivery and also saving about $20. 

Why not just order the digital guardian on ps4?

Because he doesn't get both console versions then?

That makes no sense. Why get the inferior version because no wait when the superior version is even less wait due to preloading.
148  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 07, 2014, 06:33:12 AM

Quote from: Caine on September 07, 2014, 04:07:04 AM

I'm considering dropping my LE PS4 copy and getting a PS3 Digital copy now that the upgrade to PS4 is free.  Going digital with this game means I get it without the hassle of waiting on delivery and also saving about $20. 

Why not just order the digital guardian on ps4?
149  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 06, 2014, 09:13:52 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 06, 2014, 08:38:48 PM

Cool, thanks naednek.  I had all the Grimoires but none of the other stuff. 

I don't even know wtf a Grimoire or Shader is in relation to Destiny, and I don't even know if I'll be buying the game, but I'll be damned if I won't enter any free code available!  smile

iirc Grimoire is like  an encyclopedia of all things Destiny universe.  You can read up on lore, backstory, etc.
150  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: September 06, 2014, 02:25:17 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on September 03, 2014, 04:27:41 PM

They have supposably addresses the issue.  I'm sending mine in for repair/replacement as soon as my new white controller is delivered.

I saw the white ones in a store the other day, they looked good.  I think the controllers are much improved, my new one has no squeaking at all and the sticks feel like they aren't covered anymore, but instead are made of the grip material. 

Also, now that pre-loads are the standard for new releases, I don't think I'll ever buy a disc game again.  It's so nice to just have it ready to go on release day without having to go outside and worry about bears or lions!
151  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 06, 2014, 05:36:10 AM

Quote from: Canuck on September 06, 2014, 02:32:14 AM

Sounds like some people in here have really drunk the koolaid. I haven't been following very closely. Is this going to be like the next Halo or COD or something? Not in terms of game play but in terms of being "the" game of the generation.

Just a FPS MMO by the makers of Halo.
152  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 06, 2014, 12:15:00 AM
PS4 preload started
153  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: September 05, 2014, 04:35:24 PM
Hot damn this game, I have 3 level 70s and one more who is close!
154  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So, I quit smoking... Again... on: September 05, 2014, 12:30:46 PM
I'm coming up on 7 years in November.  I told myself that if my body needed the drug, then I would give it that and work on breaking the habit.  For a couple months I used the patch sparingly.  Whenever I felt I needed it and I worked on breaking the habit of smoking.  I would chew gum or go running or do pushups.  After about 2 months I stopped the patch too.  Haven't looked back and can't believe I ever smoked to begin with.  Good luck you can do it!
155  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 1 on: September 05, 2014, 12:28:08 PM
Wilson is just ridiculous.  If I'm starting  team, I'd take him first pick.  Also how are the seahawks gonna live without Lynch next season (likely salary cap casualty).  It was clear the backup guys can't do what he does it's crazy.  Also Percy Harvin.  If he stays healthy....man.  Sad times to be a Niners fan and watch Seattle dismantle a team so easily.  Hard to remember losing by one play to them up there after Seattle's last two beatdowns of opponents.
156  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: September 04, 2014, 06:13:40 PM
Expansion coming "soon" with 100+ new cards!  Not another single player adventure, but an expansion!  Mobile phone versions out this year.

http://www.joystiq.com/2014/09/04/hearthstone-expansion-coming-soon-iphone-and-android-versions/
157  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: September 04, 2014, 05:56:23 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 04, 2014, 03:55:43 PM

I had my first Nemesis invasion last night courtesy of Leo, and since I was already fighting other monsters I didn't even realize what was going on until i was about dead.  So that one killed me and went back out stalking some new prey.   paranoid

Sorry I've been sending lots of nemesis' out!
158  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3/Vita] PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale on: September 04, 2014, 02:58:50 PM

Quote from: Harpua3 on September 04, 2014, 06:43:53 AM

Free this month on vita. It's actually hella fun. Impasses on it before but I, obviously, bit on it for free.

Free on PS3, too!
159  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Madden 15 on: September 04, 2014, 02:57:17 PM
Ken how did you buy this game with that douche on the cover!  For shame!!
160  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 04, 2014, 02:18:48 PM

Quote from: Caine on September 04, 2014, 02:17:46 PM

Quote from: Scraper on September 04, 2014, 02:01:26 PM

Quote from: farley2k on September 04, 2014, 01:39:53 PM

You must be special.  I accepted and it just shows as a group. 


we should petition to change it to a Guild. Then everyone wins the semantics award.
What about an angry mob? 

That's next week when the servers are down and no one can play their Destiny!
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