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41  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Do you wear a watch? on: August 04, 2013, 03:03:29 PM
I just started wearing a watch again a few months ago. I have one watch that I save for special occasions where I need to dress up. I have another watch for more normal occasions.

Needless to say, knowing the time has very little to do with why I like wearing a watch. It's an accessory for me, which is incredibly odd because I usually don't care much about fashion. Example A: I'm currently at work wearing jeans with a hole in the crotch.
42  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: GT Werewolf game has begun (again)! on: August 02, 2013, 05:40:59 PM
4 villagers, 2 wolves. If we miss our lynch today that's 3 villagers and 2 wolves. The night kill would make it 2 villagers and 2 wolves, and a loss for the villagers. So, unless the hunter makes a miracle save, this is our last chance.

So, with that said, I'm the seer. Unfortunately ravenvii proclaimed that he was the seer as he went marching to his death so I'm pretty sure the first reaction is going to be to have me lynched, but that will only end up being a win for the wolves. Last night I scanned Soulchilde, and he was (unfortunately) clean. That means two of Purge, stessier, envy24, and JayDee are the wolves. Now the odds are 50/50 at least of hitting a wolf. And if the Hunter is still alive, he can improve our odds even more.

By shooting me, I will come up human. That will prove Soulchilde is human and give a voting block of two known good guys. This also means the wolves have less places to hide, as 2 out of the remaining 3 unknowns will be wolves. That's a 66% chance of hitting a wolf and extending the game. Those seem to be the best numbers I can come up with.

Oh, and since I might be dead before I get to post again, Stessier and envy would be the only two unprovens to have voted for ravenvii. Just sayin.
43  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: GT Werewolf game has begun (again)! on: July 31, 2013, 12:13:06 PM
ravenvii

I was afraid at first he was the kamikaze wolf, but looking at the numbers even if he kills a human today we have until the day 3 vote to find the other wolf.

44  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: GT Werewolf game has begun (again)! on: July 28, 2013, 03:55:41 AM
I'm changing my vote to envy24 for lack of participation.

Sure, he could be "working" like he claims. Or he could be trying to hide any unseemly tufts of fur.
45  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: GT Werewolf game has begun (again)! on: July 25, 2013, 01:52:01 PM

Quote from: Qantaga on July 25, 2013, 12:43:30 PM

Quote from: msteelers on July 25, 2013, 11:20:13 AM


There's something about his post that has been bugging me.

 
What would that be exactly?

The expression that you were cured of lycanthropy seemed forced and out of place to me. Plus it bugs me anytime someone leaves their own name off of a list of potential wolves, unless they are a known good guy.


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46  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: GT Werewolf game has begun (again)! on: July 25, 2013, 11:20:13 AM
qantaga

There's something about his post that has been bugging me.


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47  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: GT Werewolf game has begun (again)! on: July 23, 2013, 07:20:22 PM
Check check. 1,2,3 check.

So we can all agree the ravens are the worst, right?


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48  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: GT Werewolf game has begun! on: July 22, 2013, 08:24:06 PM
Soulchilde is a ravens fan, right?


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49  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: GT Werewolf game? on: July 18, 2013, 03:50:24 PM
It's been a long time since I've played one of these.

IN!
50  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: July 08, 2013, 03:49:11 PM
Awesome. I just downloaded most of those. Unfortunately it looks like the sentinel games are not free.
51  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: June 20, 2013, 02:28:31 PM
I would have no problem dumping my 360 if I upgrade to the Xbox one, except for my rock band library. Not being able to import that over to the next console is going to suck.
52  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: June 18, 2013, 07:27:12 PM

Quote from: gellar on June 18, 2013, 06:30:52 PM

On the plus side at least their SuperBowl ring is terrible.

Ha!
53  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC] State of Decay (formerly Class3) on: June 17, 2013, 08:32:45 PM
I'm glad to see that I'm not crazy. I downloaded the patch Saturday, started a new game, and have dumped several hours into the new playthrough. I knew the patch was supposed to fix the cars repairing at the games dawn, but it didn't seem like any of the cars were being repaired.

It did seen like I wasn't getting the too many infestations event, but the game started with the two closest homes to the church infested, and that quickly became 4 homes in the starting city. It made the early game brutal, but I was able to clear them out and haven't seen any since.

So far I'm still enjoying it, even with the occasional hiccup.
54  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2013 - Nintendo is next! on: June 11, 2013, 03:47:46 AM
Well... shit. I was getting excited about jumping from consoles back to pc gaming, but now Sony has made a strong play for my money. If only I actually liked playing games on my PS3...
55  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: June 08, 2013, 12:59:53 AM
I don't agree with most of the hand wringing about used games, but neither console has done anything that makes me think "I have to have that, now!". In fact, the more I read the more I'm thinking about just finally upgrading to a PC.

Of course, my car just died. So buying anything is out of the question until I get that under control.
56  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So what would ya say.....ya do here? on: April 04, 2013, 03:08:39 AM
My title is sports director at the AM radio station I work at, but in truth I am our play-by-play guy for our sporting events, who moonlights as a producer and talk show host when the need arises.

That doesn't pay that well, so I'm also a machinist. I work part time in my parents machine shop, programming milling machines and generally trying not to impale myself on whatever piece of metal I happen to be working on.

That also doesn't pay all that well, so I got a job working for the Mets. I ran sound for their home spring training games, and will continue to do that over the summer with their minor league team.

I work harder now than I ever have, and make less money. Three cheers for chasing your dreams!!!
57  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NBC] Community on: February 25, 2013, 11:47:34 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on February 23, 2013, 03:25:46 PM

This show makes me sad now.

This. I've only watched the first two episodes this season, but it's a shell of what it used to be.
58  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Potential new employer is following me on twitter... on: February 19, 2013, 01:33:20 PM
It's not with 93.7, but it is in Pittsburgh. It's with 970 ESPN. Besides being a huge step forward for my career, I really want to move back to Pitt. I'm tired of Florida.
59  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Potential new employer is following me on twitter... on: February 19, 2013, 11:39:41 AM

Quote from: th'FOOL on February 19, 2013, 02:21:26 AM

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Twitter and social media is a big part of this job

I work for a company that focuses on social media- trust me- if the above is true, then your performance on Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. is as much a testament to your ability to do the job as anything else.

What is the gig?

I would be the co-host/producer for an afternoon sports talk radio show, and also be involved for the pre-game show of a certain NFL team. I want this job.

Looking back, twitter and social media isn't mentioned specifically in the job description. But it's kind of a given with any on-air job with radio anymore.
60  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Potential new employer is following me on twitter... on: February 19, 2013, 12:16:05 AM

Quote from: th'FOOL on February 18, 2013, 10:21:51 PM

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Twitter and social media is a big part of this job

Up your twitter game. They are looking for you to put your money where your mouth is.

This is what I'm thinking, and I've been forcing myself to be more active on twitter in posting. But I don't use my twitter profile to build an audience and most of my friends aren't on twitter. So I have 7 followers, and 5 of them are spam.

Quote from: Suitably Ironic Moniker on February 18, 2013, 11:11:10 PM

I think the bigger reason they are following you is to make sure you aren't posting stupid or offensive tweets, similar to how employers look at people's Facebook pages.

When I saw they were following me I did a mental rundown of my recent tweets to make sure I didn't say anything that made me seem like a giant douchebag.

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As for your second question, a phone call is always the safer, and best, way to follow-up; it shows that you care more than an email or tweet would.

Hmm... Good point. But this is always the hardest part for me. What the hell do I say in the follow up? "Hi, I'm msteelers and I applied for this job. So... what's up?"
61  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Potential new employer is following me on twitter... on: February 18, 2013, 10:18:36 PM
So I applied for a job last week, and now that company is following me on twitter. I didn't mention anywhere in my résumé or cover letter about my twitter account, but I did start following them after I applied for the job. I thought maybe they followed me simply because I started following them, but that doesn't seem to be the case as they have a couple thousand followers but only follow about 400.

Now I feel pressured to perform and be entertaining. What are they looking for? Twitter and social media is a big part of this job, but this is my personal twitter account that I use essentially as an RSS aggregate. I don't use it in the way that I would if I get the job.

Also, I want to follow up on my application. The person in charge of hiring for this position is fairly active on twitter himself, even though its a separate account from the one that is now following me. Should I send him an email, or try to reach him on twitter?
62  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So How's Your Week Going to Be? on: February 12, 2013, 09:55:35 PM
Bah. I just found out the contact for the Pittsburgh job is not the same guy that I interviewed with before.
63  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So How's Your Week Going to Be? on: February 12, 2013, 08:39:54 PM
I applied to two different jobs lately, both of which would be a big step forward in my career. One job is in Orlando where I have a connection to people inside the company, and I know they have recommended me and I've even exchanged brief emails with the person in charge of hiring. He is going over resumes this week, so I could hear something from him any day now. The other job is in Pittsburgh. I actually interviewed for a similar job with this same company back in August, so in addition to applying for the job I sent an email to this guy in the hopes that he would remember me.

So my week will be spent with my phone in hand waiting for either an email or a phone call. I can already tell this is going to be a long week.
64  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/Wii U/Ps3] Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 on: December 30, 2012, 05:08:28 AM
Half of the team quit, but I don't remember migrating hosts.

It's a shame the video cut out. At least I was there to see it.
65  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/Wii U/Ps3] Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 on: December 16, 2012, 03:21:21 PM
Double XP is fun. In a few hours I prestiged and made it back to the late 20s.
66  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA/PSN] Guardians of Middle-earth on: December 14, 2012, 02:54:38 PM
I pulled the trigger and got a game in with hark this morning. I'm not very good, but I enjoyed it and hark was good about explaining some of the strategies and what I should be attempting to do. I'm going to try to sneak away from work a little bit this afternoon and get in another game or two.
67  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] XCOM: Enemy Unknown on: November 26, 2012, 03:18:08 PM
It's frustrating when you miss with a high percentage chance, but that's the nature of probability.

However, I missed once on a shot with 100% chance to hit. Now THAT was rage-inducing.
68  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Happy Thanksgiving on: November 22, 2012, 08:22:12 PM
Happy thanksgiving! Enjoy your food coma.
69  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Next Bond Movie - Skyfall! on: November 19, 2012, 12:43:39 AM
Saw it last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. This despite having a terrible audience to watch it with. They sat through the 20 minutes of previews just fine, but as soon as the movie started there were people constantly leaving their seats, coughing throughout the movie, and the couples in front of us and behind us talking in Spanish. Even a cell phone went off at one point.

Still, great movie.
70  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/Wii U/Ps3] Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 on: November 14, 2012, 08:55:13 PM
My amazon copy came in yesterday (sorry teggy) but I couldn't get in any multiplayer due to lack of Internet. I was glad to see that there is the ability to do the multiplayer side with bots, so I messed around in that for a bit before loading up zombie mode. I strongly dislike the zombie modes in the previous games, but the changes sounded encouraging. I played one game of zombies, and it felt worse than the previous versions. No thank you.

That left single player, which is fairly "meh". That makes it one of the better single player campaigns. The RTS sections are by far the weakest point. They are fun, but are very out of place when thrown in to an already confusing storyline.

I hope to get some multiplayer in tonight, assuming everything is still up and running.
71  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/Wii U/Ps3] Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 on: November 13, 2012, 03:08:31 PM
The game should be at my house when I get home from work today. I will be attempting to get some multiplayer in if the servers are cooperating. Feel free to join or send an invite if you want.

I'm msteelers on the 360.
72  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2012 -- Week 10 on: November 13, 2012, 02:46:11 PM
I'm not looking forward to the next couple of weeks as a steelers fan. Ben has an "unusual" shoulder injury and could be out a couple of weeks. It couldn't have happened at a better time on the schedule either. Next three games are Ravens, Browns, Ravens.
73  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Xbox 360 MP] Halo 4 or Black Ops II? on: November 05, 2012, 10:14:46 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on November 05, 2012, 02:12:14 AM

Quote from: msteelers on November 05, 2012, 01:28:50 AM

Sigh. I pre-ordered both.

Feeling a little too good after beating the Giants??

Sadly, it's the opposite. I had a little bit of a sore throat when I went to sleep. I had assumed it was from shouting during the steelers game. Unfortunately, I woke up feeling like I got run over by a semi truck.
74  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Xbox 360 MP] Halo 4 or Black Ops II? on: November 05, 2012, 01:28:50 AM
Sigh. I pre-ordered both.
75  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Xbox 360 MP] Halo 4 or Black Ops II? on: October 31, 2012, 01:55:41 PM
I've resigned myself to getting black ops. Looks like I'll add halo to the list as well, although that will probably wait until the holidays are over.
76  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [IOS] Borderlands Legends on: October 30, 2012, 08:30:13 PM
Damn it. I went from incredibly excited to extremely disappointed in the minute it took to read this thread.
77  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/29) on: October 30, 2012, 03:06:50 PM
I really want AssCreed3, but I'm still hooked on xcom, and I have borderlands 2 waiting on the back burner. With my birthday and Christmas coming up, I might just put it on my wish list and hopefully focus on what I already have.
78  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] XCOM: Enemy Unknown on: October 23, 2012, 02:48:52 PM
I might have to restart my ironman campaign after a few brutal missions.

I've made it very far into the game. I assume I'm almost at the end, because I have unlocked the achievement for performing an autopsy on every type of creature. And somehow I have yet to lose a country in the council. However, I have felt that this thing was loosely held together with some duct tape and bobby pins, and this morning it all fell apart.

In the span of 3-4 missions my entire force was nearly wiped out. The worst was this last mission. I had just gotten through a tough encounter without taking any damage. Half the team was reloading, the other half on overwatch. But then, out of nowhere, two of the alien giant robots were literally in the middle of my force. I don't know how they got there. They weren't shown walking in. They didn't trigger any overwatch, or anything. It's like they just appeared out of thin air. It was a bloodbath, no survivors.

I now dont even have enough healthy soldiers to field a full squad so I'm thinking about starting over, this time knowing that I need to focus on some workshops early. I don't have any, and its too expensive for me to build any equipment or new guns. I'm stuck with the weapons and armor from the mid game.
79  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] XCOM: Enemy Unknown on: October 21, 2012, 10:04:13 AM
I had my second moment in my iron man game that made me want to load up an earlier save. The entire mission I was extremely unlucky. Soldiers routinely missed relatively easy shots, while the enemy made what seemed like damn near impossible shots every single turn. Muton firing from a lower elevation to an assault soldier who is behind full cover? No problem! Two successful shots in a row, equaling one dead assault soldier.

The worst was my only psi officer getting killed that mission. I had just unlocked his psi ability, and tried to use it against a Muton. The shot was given a 100% success rating... and it MISSED!

Outside of that mission, my only other gripe is that I just cannot recruit any assault soldiers. I bought the perk where all new recruits come with their first level, and I'm getting swarmed with heavy, supports, and snipers, but no assault. I have one assault soldier in my entire force.
80  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] XCOM: Enemy Unknown on: October 20, 2012, 02:14:35 AM
I'm playing on Normal Iron Man, and I just don't have many assault guys. The rookies seemed to only want to become snipers or support units. That forced me into the habit of bringing a heavy with me on almost every mission, and now I think I'm starting to see how they could be really effective. I don't use the rocket launcher much, but suppressing fire is nice for pinning a target down while I move my other units around to try and flank it.

My normal squad usually consists of 1-2 snipers, 1-2 support units, 1 heavy, 1-2 assault units if any are available. It seems to be going well. The biggest screw up I had lately was putting a heavy a little too far out in front. I got impatient and opened a door instead of ending the turn when I had both of my moves left. Inside the room were three sectiod commanders. They took control of my heavy, who triggered overwatch on both my sniper and assault guy. Both shots hit. Now I have one less heavy.
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