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81  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 26, 2014, 09:22:48 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on September 26, 2014, 06:00:03 PM

Just stopped by the Apple Store to check these things out in person.  The 6+ actually fit in my front pocket better than I expected, but I was wearing big-pocketed cargo shorts today.  I don't think it would be that comfortable in most of my jeans pockets, and I think it would be downright impossible to stow in some of my dress pants.

The 6- was comfortable in-pocket and in-hand, except for one handed use.  Browsing through some web pages and some system menus, it was immediately apparent that my thumb could no longer reach everywhere on the screen like it can on my 4s. 

So I'm left a bit torn between getting the 5s or the 6- this fall.  I guess I'll likely get the 6- and just get used to the different handling.

I've been using the 6 since release and it's definitely not very usable 1 hand.  It feels much nicer in the hand and the screen space is great, but I find I am holding it with one hand and navigating with the other more.
82  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 26, 2014, 05:26:16 PM

Quote from: Teggy on September 26, 2014, 04:56:27 PM


I just verified that this works and easy solo.  Used a scout rifle.

Also got a legendary piece of armor from there.....for the wrong class.  FU Bungie!
83  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/360/Ps3/Ps4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on: September 26, 2014, 01:56:27 PM
Currently 85.91 (PS4) on game rankings

http://www.gamerankings.com/ps4/739521-middle-earth-shadow-of-mordor/index.html
84  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/360/Ps3/Ps4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on: September 26, 2014, 01:55:15 PM

Quote from: Harpua3 on September 26, 2014, 05:23:48 AM

Screw you guys! I just moved into a new house and need money. I want this. I should have said fuck the forum effect instead! Tongue

Your new house needs a new game to go with it
85  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/360/Ps3/Ps4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on: September 26, 2014, 01:54:53 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on September 26, 2014, 12:46:25 PM

Seems like I have a decision to make. Forza Horizons 2 or Shadow of Mordor.........or BOTH!  nod

BOTH
86  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/360/Ps3/Ps4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on: September 26, 2014, 04:10:01 AM
Joystiq 5/5
87  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/360/Ps3/Ps4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on: September 26, 2014, 04:02:42 AM
Polygon 9.5!!

http://www.polygon.com/2014/9/26/6254177/middle-earth-shadow-of-mordor-review-lord-of-the-rings-ps4-xbox-one
88  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 25, 2014, 07:21:00 PM

Quote from: Teggy on September 25, 2014, 05:43:39 PM

I don't wear skinny jeans but I don't wear baggy jeans and I tend to put my phone in my front pocket. I'm wondering if it's going to to be an issue. I'm getting my case today but it's the apple leather case.

9 people have complained. Hopefully you'll be ok.

http://www.macrumors.com/2014/09/25/apple-responds-to-bending-issues/
89  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/360/Ps3/Ps4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on: September 25, 2014, 06:53:48 PM
My body is ready
90  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 25, 2014, 01:28:52 AM

Quote from: Lee on September 25, 2014, 01:03:04 AM

Quote from: ravenvii on September 25, 2014, 12:59:19 AM

The iPhone 6+ is the bendiPhone, not the 'regular' iPhone 6.

I know that, but my mother doesn't seem to, she just sees all these "news" articles about it and thinks this is a big concern she needs to worry about. Still, the non plus is made of the same materials and I am sure could bend too, it's just less likely to because it fits in your pocket better. To me, and I would think the majority of people, this is a non-issue.

I think it is a non-issue.  Like you said don't sit on it and if you were skinny jeans be warned.  Also don't sit on it or sit on it.
91  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 3 on: September 22, 2014, 04:10:03 PM
Really can't wait for Russel Wilson to get his 25 mil a year so the seahawks can suffer in some other place.  That guy is nuts! 
92  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 18, 2014, 06:12:16 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on September 18, 2014, 05:03:51 PM

I went with my work address so I hope to have my 6 by Monday or so.  icon_smile

I installed iOS8 on my 5 yesterday. While I like most of the changes (not sure why it took 7 years to finally have a timer option on the camera  icon_razz), I am experiencing some general sluggishness. Wondering if they optimized it for the 6/6 Plus's processor and didn't spend enough time trying it on other iPhone models?

Seems ok on my 5s, but I did a fresh install instead of just upgrade route.
93  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 18, 2014, 04:17:23 PM
94  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 18, 2014, 04:15:36 PM

Quote from: Teggy on September 18, 2014, 04:08:55 PM

Why ATT no ship yet?!

Scheduled for delivery tommorrow icon_cool
95  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 18, 2014, 12:34:23 AM
I wondered why I had an item in the mail
96  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 17, 2014, 05:27:50 PM
My ATT phones are coming Friday.  Ordered direct from Apple
97  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Nymphomaniac on: September 17, 2014, 03:01:24 PM

Quote from: hepcat on September 17, 2014, 02:46:30 PM

Can you perhaps give us an artist's rendering?

8==D -- O^:
98  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 17, 2014, 02:14:24 PM
Anyone upgrading?  The wife and I are getting iPhone 6 64GB models.  What about you guys?
99  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/PS4/360/PS3] Thief on: September 17, 2014, 02:13:35 PM

Quote from: Gratch on September 17, 2014, 01:02:58 PM

Quote from: Scraper on September 17, 2014, 12:48:27 PM

So if you're like me and you hate games that make you play 90% stealth, will you enjoy this game? At $18 I may pull the trigger, but not if I know I'm not going to like it.

You'll hate it.  It's nearly 100% stealth-based...hence the name.  slywink

What he said ^^
100  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Moving into my house this weekend. on: September 17, 2014, 01:51:53 PM
As a homeowner, there will always be something that "needs to be done".  That's half of the fun though! 

My advice is take all your hanging clothes, and lay them flay and put a garbage bag over them to transport, instead of taking them off hangers etc.  Once you are in your new place you're gonna love it!
101  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Apple Watch on: September 17, 2014, 02:10:53 AM
I thought this was a good read and I also agree; the gold watch will be $5k minimum and people will trip over themselves to buy one.

http://daringfireball.net/2014/09/apple_watch
102  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/PS4/360/PS3] Thief on: September 17, 2014, 01:43:25 AM
This is on sale for PS+ members for 17.99 digital download on PSN
103  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 16, 2014, 09:44:35 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on September 16, 2014, 09:15:50 PM

Thank you guardians!  But the legendary engram is in another vault!

Or this same one, come back next week when your instance resets to find out!
104  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 16, 2014, 12:23:17 AM
I thought this was an interesting take on Destiny's story

http://kotaku.com/a-wild-theory-about-destinys-story-1635090330
105  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 15, 2014, 07:25:37 PM

Quote from: ATB on September 15, 2014, 07:19:13 PM

Quote from: Caine on September 15, 2014, 06:02:18 PM

I did the first strike mission last night.  I had waited a bit as I didn't have enough of an open window and I've heard the strikes were long.  Well, that much is true.  Long and monotonous.  1 MacGuffin fight around a Ghost, then a long protracted battle against a walker, only to end with another boss fight against a giant eyeball.  Not exactly a highlight mission imo.  



<shrugs>

I loved that mission.

I've done all the strikes but one and that one with the giant ogre and far and away the worst
106  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/360/Ps3/Ps4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on: September 15, 2014, 07:12:20 PM

Quote from: Caine on September 15, 2014, 06:13:16 PM

I watched a stream of this a while back and have it pre-ordered on PS4.  The Nemesis system looks fun and I like the risk/reward you get with taking on orcs without preparing for it.  The open-world also looks like fun and gives a good amount of content that you can just take part in or ignore.  The fact that the game doesn't entirely wait on your every action is pretty cool. 

Even with the deluge of open world games coming this fall, I'm looking forward to this one due to the setting and the changes to the usual model. 

I'm in for this on day 1!
107  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 2 on: September 15, 2014, 05:10:45 AM
I just hope no one here paid good money and sat through that traffic nightmare for that shit show tonight.  What a disaster.
108  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 14, 2014, 03:03:56 PM
I found the first strike to be the most tedious and unenjoyable one and the rest have been much more fun.  The bosses take a crazy about of time to kill though. 
109  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3,360,PS4,XB1,PC] Grand Theft Auto V on: September 13, 2014, 02:38:45 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on September 13, 2014, 01:43:30 PM

I'll be buying GTA V for YellowKing's birthday, then nonchalantly focusing on the road during the drive home.  I'll put it in a closet upstairs and divert my attention towards other things, but it'll all turn out half-assed because I keep blinking furiously and wiping the sweat from my brow.  Eventually I'll go take it out again, just to make sure it's still there.

Then there will be an uncomfortable scene about a week later as YellowKing's friends and family watch him tears open some wrapping paper to reveal a half-eaten Snickers.  Their uncertain eyes will turn towards me, partially because they'll still be unclear on who I am or how I came to be in the house.  And partially because I'll be furtively wiping my brow, looking at that Snickers.

-Autistic Angel

 nod nod nod
110  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 12, 2014, 09:57:31 PM

Quote from: Caine on September 12, 2014, 09:43:26 PM

Quote from: Ridah on September 12, 2014, 08:00:08 PM

GiantBomb review is up, for anyone interested.
Polygon has theirs up now

This is starting to pull lower scores than Watch Dogs.

I think the reviews are right on. 
111  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 12, 2014, 09:55:12 PM
Good video about level 20+, which although I am not there yet, I believe is not really explained to the user.  http://www.polygon.com/2014/9/12/6141713/destiny-level-20-endgame-guide
112  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 12, 2014, 09:07:03 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on September 12, 2014, 07:49:49 PM

I'm still so burnout on FPS shooters that I know this isn't for me at all, not any more.

I want it to succeed very well though, for a handful of reasons (I.e. Shares owned!). 

Hope you all and the rest of the world enjoy the hell out of it.  From playing the beta I do have a hard time understanding how this game cost. $500 million...

The 500 mil includes marketing and everything associated with launching a new franchise, not just paying development teams.
113  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3,360,PS4,XB1,PC] Grand Theft Auto V on: September 12, 2014, 04:48:08 PM

Quote from: Caine on September 12, 2014, 02:08:47 PM

Wow, this is falling on a very busy gaming day.  Dragon Age and Far Cry 4.  Sorry, Rockstar, I won't be double dipping at this time. As much as I enjoyed it on the 360, I would play through again during a dry spell, like I did with Tomb Raider.

I'm thinking this is going to lose out to FC4 for me.  I will try and get it when it goes on sale eventually.
114  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 12, 2014, 03:40:08 PM
Hey Roguetad, how did you join my fire team yesterday?  Are you able to just jump in friend games?  When I saw you in-game and waved I thought that was cool, but I thought you would disappear once we got to the no respawn area.  Very cool to do some coop and clear out that dungeon.  So much more fun in a group than solo.
115  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dying Light on: September 12, 2014, 03:13:00 AM
January 27, 2015
116  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. 
117  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
118  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?
119  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
120  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? 
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