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81  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.
82  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.
83  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.
84  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.
85  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] XCOM: Enemy Unknown on: October 16, 2012, 09:21:29 PM

Quote from: Zinfan on October 16, 2012, 07:36:46 PM

Next play through I'm going to try and get more squaddies into the mix early, not every one need to be a Col.

I'm in my first play-through and this is what I'm trying to do. I'm making sure to bring 1-2 rookies each mission to try and get a well rounded group of soldiers to pick from, rather than 1 super squad of people. The problem is the rookies keep getting killed.
86  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] XCOM: Enemy Unknown on: October 14, 2012, 10:44:35 AM
I finally got a chance to fire up my 360 and give this a shot. I only had 20 minutes or so, but I got through the first two missions. I was worried about the control scheme on the 360 compared to the PC, but so far I haven't had any issues. I'm very excited to get back to it. Sadly, it might not happen until Tuesday.

Any suggestions on the early research? The first option was weapons or armor, and I went with armor.
87  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] XCOM: Enemy Unknown on: October 10, 2012, 12:51:19 AM
The 360 version is at home waiting for me, but I don't know when I'm going to be able to play. I'm working from 5:30am until 4:00pm every day, then coming home and doing prep for 2-3 hours for the next day. Luckily it's only a week, but having a shiny new game, plus borderlands 2 staring me in the face makes it sting a little more.
88  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2012 -- Week 4 on: September 30, 2012, 09:10:39 PM
I haven't been paying too much attention today, but every time I look at the TV somebody from my fantasy team is doing poorly.
89  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Real life FPS on: September 30, 2012, 11:50:46 AM
Nope. Video games is as close to that world as I want to get.
90  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: iOS 6 on: September 21, 2012, 01:10:45 AM
I feel like my 4s is a little faster now. I like most of the changes. I can see how the map changes are bad, but hopefully they can get it working better over time.
91  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So how you doing? on: September 18, 2012, 03:33:06 PM
Things are fairly good, but my professional life is dragging me down. For months I've been applying to jobs all over the country, and haven't even got so much as a phone call in return. I finally did get a call back for what would have been a dream job, or at least a step in the right direction. I had a phone interview that I thought went well but was told that they were reviewing internal candidates, which sent up a red flag that I probably wouldn't get the job. Still, the guy said he would give me a call one way or another and to email him with any questions. Several weeks later and no response from him, and no reply to my email.

In the meantime, I've run out of work at one of my jobs. There always seems to be at least 1 or 2 days a week where there is nothing for me to do so I stay at home and feel like a failure at life.

Thankfully, almost everything else is going good right now.
92  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2012 -- Week 2 on: September 16, 2012, 12:04:10 PM
Record the game, go on football blackout until after the dinner. I have to do the same thing for the Steelers and Jets game today. I probably won't be able to watch it until 10 tonight. I'm not happy about it, but it's better than  nothing.
93  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: September 06, 2012, 04:09:28 PM
So for some reason I'm playing this again, and enjoying it. I'm somehow able to keep all of the nonsense from bothering me this time around, and I'm having a lot of fun and playing pretty well. If anyone is still playing on the 360 and you see me online (msteelers there as well) send me an invite. I don't have any of the new maps though.
94  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2012 -- Week 1 on: September 06, 2012, 01:38:36 AM
That's how veterans fumble. So their teammates can recover.
95  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2012 -- Week 1 on: September 06, 2012, 01:19:02 AM
It's good to have you back NFL, even if neither team is playing all that good.


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96  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2012 -- Week 1 on: September 04, 2012, 06:43:50 PM
I'm at the "can't wait" stage of football withdrawals. Before I had my fantasy football drafts to worry about, but now all of them are done and I'm stuck in a holding pattern waiting for the season to begin. At least there's hard knocks tonight.


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97  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (08/27) on: August 27, 2012, 08:40:49 PM
In an effort to avoid buying Madden only to be disgusted with the game a few days later, I will be getting the game via gamefly at some point this week.

I will be taking a look at rock band blitz. Ive been playing rb3 recently with the gf, otherwise I would probably pass on it entirely.


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98  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: The Romney Veepstakes - Paul Ryan is the Winner! on: August 11, 2012, 12:30:14 PM
The base is going to LOVE Ryan, but they were already going to vote for Romney because they HATE Obama. To everyone else, this just reinforced the idea that Romney is for the rich and doesn't care about the middle class.
99  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dirty Laundry: A Short Film by Thomas Jane on: August 05, 2012, 08:35:42 PM
Wow. Brutal. I always liked Thomas Jane in that role, and wished he could have done more.
100  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What are your favourite series of films? on: August 03, 2012, 07:46:59 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on July 29, 2012, 08:53:05 PM

The Harry Potter series is not only a favorite film collection, but a true achievement in the translation from text to big screen.

I'm one of the few people I know that never read the Harry Potter books. Seemingly all of my friends have read the series and are huge fans. Due to the sheer number of my friends who read the series, I always found myself going to the Harry Potter movies (sometimes even midnight premieres). And I have to say that the movies do almost nothing for me. It's one of those odd things where I can see why people would love it, but I just can't get excited about it. I don't know if that's because I never read the books, or if Harry Potter is just one of those things that's massively popular that I just don't "get".
101  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What are your favourite series of films? on: July 29, 2012, 08:40:17 PM
I think the Avengers movies are up there for me. Throughout high school I would talk with my friend about how awesome it would be if they signed actors to their characters instead of just one film series. I've enjoyed each of the movies so far, and hope that they can continue to put out great movies.
102  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Dark Knight Rises - Impressions start page 12 on: July 24, 2012, 02:27:59 PM

Quote from: farley2k on July 23, 2012, 03:57:01 PM

And the fight just didn't show anything which made me think "oh he is powerful" - well in the second fight he does punch cement and break it but that was awful late in the movie to convince me. 

I remember Bane doing several (little) things throughout the movie which hinted at just how strong he really was.

Spoiler for Hiden:
In the first scene he almost effortlessly breaks out of his handcuffs. They might have been zip-ties, but either way it was impressive. Later he crushed a guys neck with his hand, caught batman's punch, crushed his helmet, etc. etc.

It was enough that very early on in the movie I had the thought that this was the most "comic booky" of the trilogy, and Bane was way stronger than anyone else in the films. Batman has done some crazy things, but he also has a suit that allowed him to do some of those things, like bending a gun barrel in the first film.
103  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Wireless Router Advice on: July 20, 2012, 03:47:48 PM
Hi guys. I need some advice on a wireless router. I've been using a Linksys Wireless G Router (WRT54G2 V1 model) for several years now. I bought this when I was living in an apartment, but now I'm in a bigger house and we are looking to upgrade the router so that it can reach the opposite side of the house.

My step-father went out and bought a Linksys E2500 Dual-Band N Router. I checked out some reviews for it, and one of the knocks against it was that it had a very limited range. The CNET review said it should be limited to a small apartment or dorm. Does anyone have any experience with this router, and can you confirm if the range is as bad as the review makes it out to be? Do you have any suggestions for a router we can look for?

Thanks!
104  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 14 Dead -50 Wounded on: July 20, 2012, 10:22:55 AM
Sad. Heard that on the way into work this morning after going to the premiere last night.
105  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Dark Knight Rises - Impressions start page 12 on: July 20, 2012, 07:37:22 AM
I didn't have any problems understanding Bane, but I also don't think it was mixed well with the rest of the dialogue. It was a little too loud, and sounded like it was completely done in post.
106  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Dark Knight Rises - Impressions start page 12 on: July 20, 2012, 07:34:08 AM
I just got back from the midnight premiere. It was a great movie, but it really had no chance of being better than TDK.

Now I just have to keep myself occupied until I go to work in two hours. Yay borderline irresponsible all-nighters! I thought I left you behind with my early 20s.
107  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Happy Birthday Hark! on: July 18, 2012, 01:59:15 PM
Happy Birthday!
108  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Good luck tomorrow, Pete on: July 11, 2012, 11:05:38 PM
Glad to hear things went about as smoothly as they could. Hopefully the pain becomes at least manageable soon.
109  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Oatmeal gets sued - raising a $20K FU on: July 10, 2012, 11:09:13 AM
I think it would be awesome, with a dash of terrifying.
110  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Good luck tomorrow, Pete on: July 10, 2012, 11:08:07 AM
Good luck Pete.
111  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Batman 3, aka Dark Knight Rising on: July 09, 2012, 06:48:11 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on July 09, 2012, 05:19:13 PM

I did take July 19-20 off. I'm not sure if I can still get a ticket to the trilogy showings that Thursday (and given that I've seen BB and TDK a hundred times on TV and DVD, maybe I don't even want to), but I do hope to see a midnight show as I did for the previous two films.  icon_cool

I already have plans to go see the midnight premiere, but I found out a few days ago that I'm going to be getting up at 4:30AM that week for work. So... do I stay up after the midnight premiere and pull an all-nighter, or do I get an hour of sleep?
112  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: West: President Obama Wants Americans To 'Be His Slave'; so does Social Security on: July 09, 2012, 06:44:24 PM
I work in Martin County, where West's new district is. The county is heavily Republican, and will eat up everything he has to say. Actually, his comments aren't surprising to me because I hear versions of this stuff every week.
113  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Forum Consolidation? on: July 08, 2012, 11:42:15 AM
I like the consolidation. I never went into the PC forum even though I know there were threads in there I was interested in. Having everything in once place is going to make it a better experience.
114  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Testament of Sherlock on: June 29, 2012, 06:49:26 PM
I've been listening to the Giant Bomb podcasts from E3 during work, and there was a hilarious story told about the presentation for this game. The big hook at the end of the presentation was:

Spoiler for Hiden:
You can play as Sherlock's dog!

Not that I would have gotten this anyway, but from what I heard during the podcast I wont be playing this.  icon_lol
115  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Telltale]The Walking Dead on: June 27, 2012, 12:52:09 PM
Nice! I enjoyed the first episode. I'll be downloading this as soon as I can break away from Civ V.
116  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: This forum no longer works with Tapatalk. - FIXED! on: June 26, 2012, 02:25:23 PM
Thanks!
117  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: This forum no longer works with Tapatalk. on: June 24, 2012, 12:54:40 PM
Im also disappointed with losing the ability to use tapatalk. I don't have time to check the forums when I'm on the pc, and tapatalk was how I did all my lurking.
118  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Article]Sony patents method to interrupt your gaming with an ad on: May 25, 2012, 01:54:54 PM
Ads don't normally bother me, but this sounds awful.
119  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So I ended up in the hospital yesterday on: May 24, 2012, 07:26:29 PM
I hope you get better soon KD.
120  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So do people do stuff other than games, movies or TV? on: May 16, 2012, 04:24:32 PM
Let's see. I work two jobs 6 days a week. I usually work from 8:30 to 1:30, then I rush home and workout for an hour (entering 2nd month of P90X), then go to my 2nd job until 7:00 at night. By the time I come home and eat, I'm usually exhausted and I spend the last couple of hours before I go to sleep playing games, watching TV and movies, and/or reading. So... I guess the answer is "no".

Now I'm sad.
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