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161  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 02, 2011, 09:36:46 PM
Yeah. Unless they reduce the amount of XP needed to prestige, I'll be lucky to do it even once.
162  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/31) on: October 31, 2011, 12:42:30 PM
Nothing this week. I'll get MW3 from Gamefly next week hopefully, and then purchase either that or Battlefield depending on which game has more GT members playing on a regular basis.
163  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: October 31, 2011, 11:38:06 AM
I made a tactical error. I sent Batman back to Gamefly thinking this was coming out this week. I was very sad to see 11/8/11 as the release date.  retard
164  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: October 30, 2011, 03:24:49 PM
Bah. I don't think I've prestiged since world at war. Not because I didn't want to, but because I never maxed out the level.
165  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield 3 on: October 27, 2011, 02:36:56 PM
I can easily see in a squad of people that are working together, having an assault guy to revive and heal along with a support guy to replenish ammo would be huge.

I could probably make that work going solo as well, but I don't know if I want to lose the anti-vehicle weapons.
166  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield 3 on: October 27, 2011, 11:41:27 AM
Are the stingers actually effective against jets? Multiple times I've sent three stinger missiles at a jet and haven't registered a single hit. The first one will trigger flares, but it seems like the other ones just miss. Are jets able to outrun these missiles? I don't have any problems taking down helicopters, which are slower.

I'm really enjoying Conquest, but I see no reason not to be an engineer in that game mode. I might have to play some rush mode just so I can switch to other classes.
167  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield 3 on: October 26, 2011, 04:56:48 PM
Arg. The mail did not deliver my copy of the game today from Gamefly. Sorely tempted to swing by blockbuster now that they have day rates.
168  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield 3 on: October 25, 2011, 08:33:13 PM
Gamefly has my copy on the way. I hope to get it tomorrow and join in the mayhem!
169  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The iPhone 4S Thread on: October 20, 2011, 02:30:16 AM
I would love to ditch the case, or find a minimalist one at the very least, but I work in a machine shop during the day and there are any number of things that could damage my phone. Add to that my general clumsiness and I just feel better having it in a case.
170  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The iPhone 4S Thread on: October 18, 2011, 11:42:55 AM

Quote from: hispanicgamer on October 18, 2011, 04:28:52 AM

So how many of you guys like the Newsstand thingy?

I want to like it. I downloaded the New York Times into it and find myself browsing every once in awhile. But the other magazines/newspapers you have to pay for, and I don't know if I want to do that. I think I would use it more if you could get one article per month from the other magazines, with the option to buy the full magazine or a subscription. But as it is now I'm not that interested.
171  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead strut onto AMC for Season 2 on: October 17, 2011, 04:32:15 PM
I thought it started off slow, but quickly got back on track. And my jaw dropped at the ending, while my gf jumped up and shouted "WHAT!? THEY CAN'T END IT LIKE THAT!!"

Welcome back Walking Dead.
172  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The iPhone 4S Thread on: October 14, 2011, 03:37:07 PM
The case I received is not the one I ordered online...

Edit: Not only did I receive the wrong case, but it was the exact case that I actively didn't want. My step-brother has this case for his iPhone 4, and I hate it. So I called AT&T and they are going to overnight me the correct package. I was surprised at how quickly and easily they were able to help me.
173  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The iPhone 4S Thread on: October 14, 2011, 03:33:29 PM
Delivered! I'm setting it up now.
174  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So that's 2 on: October 08, 2011, 05:54:52 PM
I wonder if i can switch my pick to the raiders now.
175  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The iPhone 4S Thread on: October 07, 2011, 06:37:25 PM
Phone pre-ordered! I had more money in my account than I was expecting, so I opted for the 32GB phone just in case. I don't think I would fill up the 16GB one, but I would rather be safe than sorry.
176  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 10/07/11 on: October 07, 2011, 05:13:03 PM
Gears of war 3. I want to try and finish it Saturday so I can return it. Maybe some dark souls if it comes I'm from gamefly.
177  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Anyone Play Warmachine? on: October 05, 2011, 09:42:08 PM
Game length depends on how many units you have, but my step-brother and I found that 25 and 35 point games took 2-4 hours. Part of that is because we were constantly checking up on rules and we also took way too much time thinking things through. Especially with the menoth armies, where the order of activation is incredibly important.

Smaller games go by much quicker, especially if you are familiar with your models and have a good idea of what they are capable of. The more you play the quicker the games get.
178  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Anyone Play Warmachine? on: October 05, 2011, 08:29:19 PM
I have a khador army. They have some of the hardest hitting warjacks in the game, but are typically slow. I settled on them after playing with a couple of different factions and realized that I wanted to get up close and personal and smash things.

My step-brother has a cygnar and menoth army. Cygnar has some cool units, and looks like a great way to start. Menoth relies a lot on synergy and the right combination of units, but when it works it works. I can usually mop the floor with menoth in smaller point games, but once you get up to 35 point games and higher they can be really tough.

Also, warcasters significantly affect the game. Khador has some hard hitting warjacks, but some of their casters work best with more infantry, and only 1 or 2 jacks.

Has anyone played a game on vassal? We don't have much time to play, and the idea of playing a game online and being able to walk away from it is very appealing.
179  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: October 05, 2011, 12:34:28 PM

Quote from: zinckiwi on October 05, 2011, 12:19:30 PM

Quote from: msteelers on October 05, 2011, 11:53:47 AM

This is why I didn't upgrade past my 3G and have been holding out to see what their new phone would be. Now it's just a financial question of whether to spend the full $200 for the 4s, or just the $100 on the iphone 4.

8gb is extremely limiting. I'd be completely content with the 4's performance, but not its capacity.

It's not a deal breaker for me personally. I've been living with the limited memory for awhile, and even though I'm close to maxed out on my memory I can have everything I really want on there and still not worry about it. I don't keep all of my apps loaded on the phone, and I have plenty of music that I don't need on there as well. Having that extra memory is a factor, but not a major one in my decision.
180  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield 3 on: October 05, 2011, 12:25:41 PM
I'm now fully torn on this game. The beta had slowed down my excitement enough that I decided to renew my membership from Gamefly and use that to rent these games first. I also said that the beta made me want to go back and play BLOPS more than anything else, so yesterday that's exactly what I did. Only I found myself craving the slower pace and bigger maps of Battlefield.  retard

I'm enjoying the beta, even though I don't really care for the game mode and it's hard to play the same map over and over again, and now I find myself slowly moving back to the "buy it" category.

It doesn't help that I'm already having issues with Gamefly. I don't want to derail the thread with more Gamefly bashing, but it feels good to vent, so I'll just move this to spoilers. Out of sight, out of mind.

Spoiler for Hiden:
I had a Gamefly membership years ago, and quit because there was too much time between when I would send them a game and when I would get one back. I hate paying for the service and not receiving anything for it. This time I made sure to go the 2-games out at a time route. I figured they would quickly send me two games, and then I could just always make sure to keep one while the other is going through the system. Only problem: actually receiving those first two games. I signed up Monday and they still haven't even shipped me anything. I get that I've only got popular games in my queue, but those are the only games I'm interested in playing right now. I would have thought that being a new member and not having any games out would have moved me up the priority list.

I feel better.
181  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: October 05, 2011, 11:53:47 AM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on October 05, 2011, 12:47:29 AM

The other factor was that there wasn't anything wrong with my 3G at the time.  That is no longer the case.  The device will freeze for up to a minute when attempting to enter text, especially when attempting to use the maps.  Apps routinely crash, and the bloat shoehorned into the OS has slowed everything down.  But that's to be expected from any device and any provider over the course of three years.

So once I have my 4S in my hands, I will revel in the ability to finally multitask, voice command my phone, and once again have the coolest phone out of anyone I know. 

This is why I didn't upgrade past my 3G and have been holding out to see what their new phone would be. Now it's just a financial question of whether to spend the full $200 for the 4s, or just the $100 on the iphone 4.
182  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Anyone Play Warmachine? on: October 05, 2011, 03:07:14 AM
My step-brother convinced me to give this a try, and I really liked it. I have never played any game like it, but it didn't take long for me to get hooked. We used to play once a week, but haven't played since football season started.
183  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's your daily routine? on: October 03, 2011, 12:23:19 PM
7:00-8:00 Wake Up, coffee, breakfast.
8:00-8:30 Surf the web while eating breakfast. Get ready for work.
8:30-9:00 Drive to work.
9:00-1:30 Work at first job.
1:30-3:30 Gym + Shower. (Sometimes changes to "Working on Show Prep" on days where I have a show to do)
3:30-4:00 Swing by Tropical Smoothie for a post-workout smoothie, drive to second job.
4:00-7:00 Work at 2nd job.
7:00-7:30 Drive home.
7:30-8:00 Eat dinner.
8:30-10:00 Chores and/or web surfing, playing games, watching TV, fall asleep.

Sunday edition:
5:30 Wake up
6:00 Drive to work
6:30 Arrive at work, stay until noon.
12:00 Drive home.
1:00 Turn on Red Zone channel and/or Steelers game.
11:00 Continue watching football until I pass out.
184  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield 3 on: October 03, 2011, 12:10:48 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on October 02, 2011, 03:34:00 PM

Rush was the poster child mode for both BC1 and BC2, this is really more like BC3 than BF3

Ah. I didn't play those games, so this game mode is new to me.

Quote from: RuperT on October 03, 2011, 03:43:33 AM

Not only that, destructible terrain means there's not much to attack/defend by the third or fourth flag change...

I don't remember that being the case in 1943.
185  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield 3 on: October 02, 2011, 12:09:58 PM
I spent a few hours with the beta yesterday. The first few games were a little overwhelming. I would take two steps, hear a thwip, thwip and then I was dead. But after awhile I started to remember how to play a FPS, and wasnt completely useless.

I can see where the game will be fun, but why they chose to do the rush game mode is mind boggling to me. When I think of battlefield games I think of the game mode with various objectives throughout the map that you hold in order to win. So far this just doesn't feel like battlefield to me, and makes me want to bust out my copy of blops more than pre-order the new battlefield.
186  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How NOT to make a movie trailer on: October 01, 2011, 01:05:25 PM

Quote from: Thin_J on September 30, 2011, 05:17:40 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on September 30, 2011, 04:34:25 PM

Actually, the director said that the trailer reveal happens within something like the first twenty minutes and the story has plenty more twists and turns after that.

Even if this is true it's still a bad trailer specifically because it feels like they've revealed the whole story. Whether they have or not is almost irrelevant. Their goal is to convince me I want to see the movie. If the trailer makes me feel like I've practically already seen it I'm not going to run to the theater and pay for tickets.

I had the exact opposite reaction. I thought the movie was just another supernatural thriller and had no desire to see the film, but after seeing the full trailer I want to see it.
187  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Middle-Aged Gamer Assaults Teen Over Black Ops Beatdown on: September 30, 2011, 08:33:26 PM
Why you little....
188  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 9-30-11 on: September 30, 2011, 07:09:00 PM
I've been incredibly busy the last few months, but tomorrow I have an entire day with nothing to do*. I hope to get some time in with the BF3 beta as well as continue beating random people in Madden 12, the game I swore I wouldn't purchase mere days before I purchased it.


*Nothing to do besides an entire closet full of laundry, mowing the yard, and meeting the gf's parents for the first time. But compared to the past two months, this is a vacation day.
189  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield 3 on: September 30, 2011, 03:17:50 PM
I'll give the beta a shot over the weekend and see. Maybe I'll just register for gamefly this winter if both COD and BF3 are meh.
190  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield 3 on: September 30, 2011, 12:18:25 PM
So I take it everyone is going to be playing this over COD this year? I need to figure out which game to buy.
191  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 2011 NFL Fantasy Football thread on: September 01, 2011, 07:31:56 PM
My philosophy this year is that I don't want to risk $100 on Peyton Manning's neck. So I wouldn't keep him. He could really hurt you, and there's always the chance that he will fall to you in the draft anyway.

I strongly suggest keeping Charles and then drafting Ray Rice or Rashard Mendenhall. Both of those guys are strong options to begin with, and they both get to feast upon the NFC West this year. I would suggest Rice, but only because I'm shocked that Mendenhall is actually a top-5 RB option. And with McGahee gone, I expect big things from Rice this year.

Wait until round 2 or 3 for your QB. The difference between a top-5 QB and a top-10 QB isn't the end of the world, so you can wait on them. If Brady or Rivers fall to you, scoop them up in a heart beat. Rivers is poised for a big year, and Brady quietly leads one of the best offenses in football. Ryan would be third on that list. I think this is his breakout year. I might pick Schaub, but if all that's available is Schaub, Elisha, and Freeman, I'm picking RB/WR again. Go heavy on those positions and then hope you get lucky with a sleeper QB pick (Bradford, Stafford, Freeman, Schaub, Fitzpatrick, Henne) or trade one of your stud RB's to get a good QB.
192  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 2011 NFL Fantasy Football thread on: September 01, 2011, 05:21:12 PM
And now that that is out of the way, it's time to talk drafting. I had one draft last weekend, but the big one is this weekend. 10 man keeper league where everyone must keep three players. One of them has to be a rookie and two players cannot be from the same position. This year we are adding two new teams, which means we have an expansion draft as well. All of the existing teams get to protect one of their players, and the new teams get to steal up to 2 players (cannot pick two players from the same position.

My rookie is TE Rob Gronkowski and my QB is Philip Rivers who will be protected. I also have Arian Foster and Ray Rice. I ultimately want Rice, but I'm going to dangle Foster out there in the expansion draft to be stolen, because if you lose a player in the expansion draft you can replace him with another player from last years roster. I'm hoping Foster will be taken. Outside of him the only other good RB that will not be protected is Mendenhall. With two new teams, one of them should bite on Foster even with the injury.
193  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / 2011 NFL Fantasy Football thread on: September 01, 2011, 05:16:40 PM
I did a quick search and didn't see any threads on this yet, but with pre-season winding down and drafts coming up this weeke... oh the hell with the formality.

[shamelessselfpromotion]

So I convinced my boss into making a horrible mistake and letting me have a Fantasy Football show Thursday evenings, and our first broadcast is tonight at 6:05 (technically closer to 6:08). It will normally be an hour, but tonight we will be preempted by the Bucs pre-season game so it will only be until 6:30.

Most of you don't live in or near Martin County, FL, but if you find yourself in front of a computer you can watch us online at wstu1450.com. If you hear a deafening silence, that's normal. We don't stream any of our network spots or commercials, so the only thing available on the web is the actual show, which as I said wont start until close to 6:08. And if that website is too cluttered and doesn't work, here's a direct link to our ustream page.

Feel free to listen and then laugh at my foolishness.

[/shamelessselfpromotion]
194  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The New 52: Justice League #1 on: September 01, 2011, 05:08:59 PM
I don't get it. I've read that these are reboots for the entire universe, but they are continuing existing storylines? How does that work?
195  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (08/29) on: August 30, 2011, 12:33:05 AM
For me the issue with Madden isn't anything related to the way it plays. I think it generates a fun game of football. It has flaws that I'm sure would drive me crazy, but I've been away from the game long enough now that I can't think of any that are really driving me away.

Instead, the issue is that I'm burned out on football video games. I just don't see the point in paying $60 every year when I can put in my copy of Madden from a few years ago and get nearly the same experience. At least with Call of Duty games that come out every year, we are getting something new. New maps, new guns, new perks, a new SP campaign, whatever. But with Madden it's the same thing every year, with minor tweaks (that I usually don't care about).

I have the same burnout with the NHL games, and I think that series is fantastic.
196  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (08/29) on: August 29, 2011, 12:22:02 PM
With Fantasy Football and the NFL almost here, I found myself looking forward to Madden 12. I used to love Madden and the NCAA games, but burned out on paying $60 for the same game every year. After taking a few years off from Madden I thought maybe it is time to take the plunge again. So I downloaded the demo...

No thanks. The demo was enough to scratch the itch. Maybe I'll rent it, but there are other games I would rather play first.
197  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 price Cuts on: August 17, 2011, 01:05:00 AM
I keep looking at the PS3 and thinking I should buy it, but the price is enough to drive me away. $249 might be enough for me to bite the bullet and take the plunge.
198  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] True Blood Season 4 on: July 05, 2011, 06:45:02 PM
I thought the second episode was much better.
199  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] True Blood Season 4 on: June 27, 2011, 04:51:23 PM
I was disappointed, but I'm not sure if it's because the quality of the show dropped or if it's because they've moved almost completely away from the books at this point. The parts of the story that are in the books I kind of liked, but the rest of it was borderline terrible.
200  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] L.A. Noire - Impressions Start Page 5 on: May 26, 2011, 03:51:16 AM

Quote from: MaxSteele on May 25, 2011, 11:51:52 PM

There's a scale between 1 and 5 stars for a case.  Is there any difference between getting 1 star and getting 5 stars?  Or any of them in-between?   What is the motivation to get more than 1 star on a case besides "I got more than one star!  Woo hoo!"

On the cases I go back and replay to get 5-stars, there has been minor differences in how things played out. One case, the first time I finished it the killer took off running and I was able to get him to stop by firing in the air and arresting him. 3-stars. On the replay, I found more evidence and was able to confront him earlier. He murdered his partner in crime and took off running. I couldn't stop him by firing in the air, so I shot him in the head when he took a hostage. 5-stars.

Other cases I've arrested the guy they clearly didn't want me to arrest, and I got 1-star. I imagine if I don't butcher those interrogations I can arrest a different person and get a better rating.
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