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1  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Guitar Hero Live on: December 02, 2016, 07:07:56 PM
Thanks guys.  I think I'm going to return it.  I was able to view the list of songs, and the microtransactions bug the hell out of me.  Like I said, impulse buy, and didn't do any research.
2  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Guitar Hero Live on: November 30, 2016, 06:10:22 PM
So on Black Friday, Target had the Supreme edition for $50 (comes with two guitars and 500+ songs) It was an impulse buy for the kids (and me) for Christmas. My son is going to be 7, and his exposure to music is mainly christian music and kid centric music. Having not really played much of RockBand\Guitar Hero I was wondering if there's anyway to limit what songs he could play along with. Is the music included kid friendly in terms on language and subject matter? Ethan is really good with rhythm and tone, and we thought he would enjoy the concept of the game.

I'm just hoping there is some sort of filter that I can apply to limit what he hears.
3  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 7 (Careful there will be Spoilers!) on: November 28, 2016, 11:22:55 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 28, 2016, 08:43:48 PM

Quote from: Zinfan on November 28, 2016, 08:00:38 PM

Too many locations for my taste, can't get a decent grip on any story

1) The Saviors compound
2) Alexandria
3) Hilltop
4) The Kingdom
5) Oceanside
6) Carol out in her own house
7) Probably missing some place somewhere....

I didn't mind this episode but the ending where Rosita is asking Tara about where to find guns seemed a bit clumsy, why would she think Tara knows where a bunch of guns are?  Why is a female asking this when we know a whole group (coven?  hehe sorry) of women have a stockpile of them?  If Tara knew where guns where why would Rosita think she was hiding that information? 

That had more to do with Rosita's desperation for ammunition (which was referenced previously).

I think it had more to do with whether Tara keeps her promise about not telling them about her discovery.  Don't know why it matters now that they tried to kill her.
4  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: November 28, 2016, 01:01:37 AM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on November 27, 2016, 05:55:35 PM

Arise!!!

Seriously is anyone still playing this? Hell, does anyone still even have the game installed? After months of radio silence, the most hated and criticized game since Daikatana just got a massive "foundation" patch that adds a ton of fixes and new features including base building, player purchaseable freighters, new game modes, and numerous interface and graphic improvements. It's the first in what Sean Murray claims is a series of patches to make the game what they envisioned.

To be honest, so many new games have come out since No Man's Sky release, I've moved on from it. That plus the major disappointment I felt after playing the game has made it difficult to be interested again, but I'll probably try it again eventually after they release another patch to fix more bugs and flesh out the new stuff that was added in this latest patch release.

So base building is what they had envisioned?  That's funny because I don't recall any of that in the trailers\video demos.  I think they are just trying to save face.  It's too late.
5  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, XB1, PC] Battlefield 1 (Alt-history WW1) on: November 16, 2016, 08:22:32 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on November 16, 2016, 06:28:53 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on November 16, 2016, 02:09:24 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on November 15, 2016, 08:18:50 PM

So what are "tickets"? I just don't remember encountering the term during the public beta. Maybe I wasn't paying close enough attention?  retard

AFAIK it's the "score" in game.  Your tickets are the score for your team as you play.

YOu must have never played any of the BF games Tongue  It's been around since BF1942 Tongue
6  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ban notice at OO on: November 16, 2016, 05:24:58 AM
and with that, they disappear...  until next time
7  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ban notice at OO on: November 15, 2016, 07:30:44 PM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on November 15, 2016, 07:13:07 PM

Thanks for the work! Any estimate of what percentage of the 8 - 9 gig database consists of Lord Mortis/Isg posts?

Don't forget the Jay Cutler posts...
8  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ban notice at OO on: November 14, 2016, 09:37:24 PM
should have done this on Election night smile


But thanksgiving would have been best.  Nobody is at work then smile
9  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ban notice at OO on: November 14, 2016, 05:48:03 PM
ok.  I thought maybe Lorini paid the admins off to ban me, so she can stop seeing my anti-dodger posts smile
10  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Ban notice at OO on: November 14, 2016, 05:41:11 PM
I received a message that my ip has been banned due to bots...  This is my work PC, and I highly doubt bots are involved smile

Can someone message a forum admin and have them reach out to me?
11  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: This country has gone insane on: November 09, 2016, 09:41:59 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on November 09, 2016, 02:52:01 PM

Sometimes the worst thing that can happen is that we get exactly what we wanted.

Ok Republicans -- you own the whole shitshow, and you get to even elect your own judges.   Time to run completely rampant, eroding personal freedoms, destroying public safety, deregulating all the things, cutting taxes and wondering why there's no money to pay for things, and on and on and on...

I'm gonna have to tune out for the next four years.  This is a nightmare.

at least we know who to blame now.
12  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 7 (Careful there will be Spoilers!) on: October 24, 2016, 05:02:05 AM
as someone who stood away from the off-season this took me by surprise.  Had me want to stop watching due to the violence and how dark it has become.  The tone has definitely changed.
13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, XB1, PC] Battlefield 1 (Alt-history WW1) on: October 18, 2016, 03:51:48 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on October 17, 2016, 06:01:19 PM

More peaches and cream Polygon take...

http://www.polygon.com/2016/10/17/13303292/battlefield-1-review-xbox-one-ps4-playstation-4-pc-windows
Quote
Small issues aside, Battlefield 1 marks an impressive, risk-taking reinvention for the series. That the multiplayer is as good and distinctive as it is is less surprising than a campaign that takes a difficult setting and navigates it with skill and invention. The end result is a shooter than succeeded far beyond my expectations, and one that exists as the best, most complete Battlefield package since 2010.
I'd still like to see a review by someone with little or no experience in the previous Battlefield games (like me, but don't look for a hopeless BF schmuck like me to review this  smirk)

checkout a site called Gamingtrend.com.... I hear they review games and I think the BF1 review was posted yesterday... 
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mafia 3 Confirmed - More info @ Gamescom - Trailer Added on: October 15, 2016, 04:29:40 PM
I'm holding off for a big sale.  It's not getting good reviews and most reviews I've read talk about how repetitive the game is. 
15  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Fall 2016 Season Begins! on: October 14, 2016, 04:52:40 PM
The acting is Designated Survivor is pretty bad.  It feels like a Summer TV series more than a flagship series.  Keifer is alright, but everyone else is so cliched, and bland.  I think the would have been a better summer series than a regular series.
16  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Fall 2016 Season Begins! on: October 13, 2016, 05:19:18 PM
I think This is Us is our new fav show this year.  It's really well written and you really feel like you connect with the story.
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza Horizon 3 [XB1/PC] on: September 26, 2016, 05:59:01 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 25, 2016, 03:54:11 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on September 25, 2016, 03:51:39 PM

I still see metallicorphan pop up.

Yeah, between him and my buddy Jay I now have two dead people driving around in my Forza games.  frown
wait what?

He died?  frown
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Steam Reviews update Sept 2016 on: September 13, 2016, 05:41:15 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on September 13, 2016, 04:11:34 PM

Thanks Obama! icon_biggrin (won't be able to do that too much longer icon_wink)


Just replace it with DAMNIT TRUMP!
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Minecraft on: September 07, 2016, 04:11:43 PM
My son has expressed a lot of interest.  I've been trying to use it as a reward for not sucking his thumb for 2 weeks straight in hopes it would break the habit.  But he doesn't seem to care..  With his new diagnosis of ADHD, they said immediate rewards seem to do better.  So I'm thinking of changing it up do a few hours or a day or something. 

We have a PS4.  I have a HTPC with no dedicated video card, but not sure if would handle Minecraft.  The PS4 version has good reviews, but I guess you can't add mods. 

Is there a demo I can try to see if my HTPC can handle it? 

Other than the mod limitation, is the PS4 worthwhile?
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: August 15, 2016, 04:58:39 PM

Quote from: Arclight on August 15, 2016, 03:56:47 PM

Took me 2hrs. of play time to realize, this game needs two more years in development. Love steam's refund policy. I would like to know the ratio of purchased games vs. returned games. Talk about false advertising.


I don't think it was false advertising.  I think it's more of,  I'm not going to tell you what the game is about because it's a big secret and it would ruin the suprise.  But in reality he chose to not detail the game because there really wasn't much to it and know that it would be polarizing amongst gamers. 
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Xbox 1] Titanfall 2 on: August 15, 2016, 04:57:20 PM

Quote from: farley2k on August 15, 2016, 03:45:05 PM

Quote from: TiLT on August 13, 2016, 08:11:59 PM

Isn't the title a little misleading since this game is coming to all three major platforms?

Not anymore!



Isn't it misleading when the first word is spelled wrong? Tongue
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: August 13, 2016, 03:13:56 PM
just put in for my refund.  I'll check back when it's in the $15 range.
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: August 13, 2016, 05:40:13 AM
So I bought it. I do like it. The Tech is cool, I got my ship flying. Need to build a hyper drive next. The crafting actually makes sense in terms of what to do. I always had a hard time in rpg's and mmos crafting items because there was no hand holding. Atmosphere is great! Love the music.

But it feels incredibly empty at the same time, and looking a head It seems its going to be repetitious. I know the main point in the game is to find the center of the universe. But is that all there is to do? Collect, craft and be merry? This game screams and begs to have a story, an several objectives, conflict. Another year of production, and\or a bigger team could have worked wonders.

I'm impressed with what he has done so far. I'm just not sure if I want to move forward after hearing how repetitious it is after a while. I have 20 minutes before I'm no longer eligible to return. I'm thinking I should wait a while and for a sale. Cool idea, just needs to be fleshed out more.
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: August 10, 2016, 04:57:44 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on August 10, 2016, 03:13:14 PM

Huh.  I still didn't know about the survival stuff, until I just read it in your post.  Yeah, that's a big strike against the game, if that's the case.  I have no interest in survival games.  Like you, I've tried them, and they're just not for me.

For me, my interest was all about the exploration.  In fact, the potential for that is so good, I'm hoping to hear that the survival stuff is very simple and just sprinkled into the game, because I'd like to enjoy it.

Not sure if you were paying attention to the trailers the last month, but more and more it screamed survival in space than explore in space.  Sorry collecting items and constantly meeting checklists in order to survive doesn't scream fun for me.  I'm willing to try it once it's below $15.  i think we'll see a big price drop soon.  It already has a limited audience based on the type of game.  I'd argue the hype enticed people to buy who wouldnt normally buy it. 

So.. you can't reload your gun in game?  has to be done in a menu?  Wow.
25  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: August 07, 2016, 04:58:32 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on August 05, 2016, 08:20:53 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on August 05, 2016, 07:28:28 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on August 05, 2016, 03:43:20 PM

I had the same impression.  When I read he'd rushed to the center, I stopped paying attention.

He specifically said he did not speed run to the center. 


Right, but neither did I.

Despite what he may have said later that he still had to do, he made a point of saying he finished the game in 30 hours, which, given the type of game this is, means he rushed to do so.

Or Sean Murray had overhyped the game as he has done, and the fact that his studio has run into several problems during development... it wouldn't be a stretch to assume he's been lying much about his game as developers do.
26  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: #EthanCleansUp on: July 30, 2016, 06:11:42 AM
ABC World News Person of the week!
http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/make-foundation-fulfills-boys-dream-garbage-man-41006525
27  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: #EthanCleansUp on: July 29, 2016, 05:07:19 PM
And now People.com.  It might make it to print as well

http://www.people.com/article/ethan-dean-make-a-wish-garbage-truck-cystic-fibrosis-cf

I keep waiting for a call from Jimmy Fallon. That would be so awesome.  I'm thankful for the exposure as this helps the CF community and Make A Wish. 

Thank you for the support over the years,  I'm glad I was able to share our experience with you.  Today we finished watching the garbage truck video you all submitted. 
28  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: #EthanCleansUp on: July 28, 2016, 04:25:48 PM
Thanks all.  It's been a whirlwind of a week.  To add to your list Engine09...  Ethan will be in People Magazine!  Not sure when.

29  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Odd Request but for a good cause... Completed! on: July 27, 2016, 11:17:05 PM
Here's the finished video.  I had some issues with the editing software.  It appears the Elk Grove portion the sound is messed up.  Share with your kids if you like.  It's 30 minutes long, not too exciting, but if you are interested in garbage trucks this is fun to see the different kinds and colors.

A little note, In Taiwan... Garbage trucks don't go house to house.  The community hauls their trash to a centralized location where the truck shows up and takes it all.  Then they haul the empty bins back to their homes\businesses.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaXUimWZqP8
30  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: #EthanCleansUp on: July 27, 2016, 05:49:37 PM
Man it's been a whirlwind the last few days.  I had no idea it was going to be this big and spread so far.  I just saw an article in India this morning.

We took Ethan out of school on Monday since we were worried someone would spill the beans.  We had some interviews over the weekend and we've heard some people at his school saw.  Probably wasn't the best decision, but we were too caught up in the moment.

Yesterday, we started out the day as if it was a normal day.  I didn't get much sleep the night before, worrying about how we're going to keep him away from the media prior to the reveal.  I was too worried they'd spill the beans.  He did his morning treatments and got ready to school like any other day.  When we arrived, the media was already camped out, some already reporting at 5am.  He asked why they were there and we told him we didn't know.  When the gates opened we waited a few more minutes and then walked a round about way to avoid the media in case they recognized us.  The next obstacle was hoping the kids didn't say anything. 

Then it was time, the kids lined up to form a tunnel, and Ethan was escorted out with his principal with his school mates cheering him on while waving wands with stars on the top.  When he finally came to view he stopped and that's when he noticed the garbage truck.  He asked why was that there and then realized his name was on it.  He then ran to through the banner, and I gave him a huge hug.  He was so excited. 

He was given the key to our city of Rancho Cordova, and then got him dressed into his garbage man uniform.  Then our journey began with a motorcade escorted by our local police, sheriff and Sacramento city police.  Our first stop was VSP, a company who makes eye glasses.  He met the Global CEO and president.  They showered him with gifts like lego garbage trucks, sunglasses, hats, and they even gave Lila her own Lego garbage truck and glasses. 

We then picked up their trash and then traveled to Sacramento using city streets.  We stopped at the Sacramento Bee, where he met the president of the Bee, and picked up their garbage.  Each stop had a super hero (Reuse, Recycle and I can't remember the 3rd R)  Each superhero would teach him about the environment and how the three R's help.  We then headed off to the local firestation where he got to get in a fire truck.  They were also hosting the local toy drive which was the last day.  He got to choose where they got to go for donation.  I didn't hear what he chose as the media was swarming over him at every stop.  He also met one of the soccer players from Sacramento FC Republic where he got his own custom jersey with his name on it, a signed soccerball, and tickets to a game.

Then we headed to my work, where I couldn't believe how many people were lining the streets.  I work in a 25 story high rise, and I think the building was empty.  When asked at the Capitol, Ethan said Daddy's work was his favorite stop.  He got to lift paper products into the recycle compactor, and met the trash monster and Recycle Rex.  He was given a hazmat suit, a hand drawn cartoon with him in a garbage truck and other items.

Then we headed to Frank Fats a prominent resturaunt in Sacramento where he met the owners, picked up their trash.  We were given a gift card to eat at one of their locations.

Then the main event was held at the State Capitol, where hundreds were waiting for him.  I placed him on my shoulders and we ran to the stage with the theme song from Rocky in the background.

It was there were Sacramento got to meet Ethan.  He met the Mayor-elect Darrel Steinburg, the Sacramento President of Waste Management, the Chief of Police of Sacramento.  The Governor of Jerry Brown was in Philly, so a representative read a letter written by the governor to Ethan, thanking him for his service as a garbage man.  The President of the Sacramento Kings, Rivercats, and the Sacramento FC were there.  At one point Ethan was asked what was his favorite baseball team.  He yelled GO DODGERS at my dismay.  He does it to get a reaction out of me, which he did as I got up from the stage with my hands in my face.  The rivercats president wasn't please since they are the Giants affiliate team.  It was then we were told that Ethan was given tickets to the Sacramento Republic soccer match, tickets to the rivercats, and tickets to the kings with a personal behind the scene tour of the new arena.

Ethan was in his element answering questions from the press.  At no point he was shy.  I can't believe how well he handled the attention, the camera and the busyness of the day.  We then had lunch, and ended our day sitting in the seat of the Governor.  Ethan was even playing on his computer.  That's when I opened my big mouth in front of the Governor's staff and said, Ethan log in and give your daddy a raised, not 3% but 7-10% smile

We then were driven back home.  Ethan received about 9 garbage trucks from various donors along with some other toys.  He also received a mini-dumpster that is now his toy chest.

Then there's the media.  It was overwhelming but exciting at the same time.  It gave the world a break from the craziness we've had over the last several weeks.  I've seen his story in India, had a live phone interview with an Ontario TV station, and my wife did an interview with today.com.  It's crazy how this was covered, way beyond what we expected.  I'm glad it happened as it made people aware of CF and of Make a Wish. 

It also has some negative effects.  It was overheard at his school that some kids were saying he was going to die...  Our fear as some kid is going to tell him that.  As we havent' had the full talk.  I'm sure it also caused children to ask questions about life as well.  It was never our intention to make others worry about themselves.

But overall, Ethan was a garbage man for the day, and he had the time of his life!  Thanks for being apart of it and all the support you have given him!











31  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: #EthanCleansUp on: July 25, 2016, 09:57:16 PM
Anyone live in Toronto Canada?

I'm hearing they are running an article about this. Yes, Toronto, clear across the continent.

I was wondering if you could mail me the newspaper if it happens? I'm assuming it will be tomorrow's paper or the day after.

I know i can probably find it online, buy wife likes to scrapbook, so print would be best.

I also just had an AP interview that might make the national news. how crazy is all of this. Ethan still has no idea, and it's becoming difficult to not talk in front of him. We kept him out of school today because 1st graders talk, and we've been over the local news all weekend.
32  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: #EthanCleansUp on: July 25, 2016, 03:08:36 PM
And the last interview from the weekend

http://fox40.com/2016/07/25/6-year-old-rancho-cordova-boy-granted-wish-to-ride-along-on-a-garbage-truck/
33  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: #EthanCleansUp on: July 25, 2016, 03:24:44 AM
Here is the local newspaper article that will be published tomorrow.

http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/city-beat/article91627102.html
34  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Free Steam Keys on: July 24, 2016, 06:51:24 PM
I have the following Steam Keys available

Spec Ops: The Line
Duke Nukem Forever
Sid Meier's Civilization V
35  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Blair Witch (2016) on: July 24, 2016, 03:18:37 PM
That's one movie that doesn't need to be remade, and I'd argue, the original shouldn't have been made either.
36  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: #EthanCleansUp on: July 23, 2016, 01:59:26 AM
Here's today's interview at our local abc affiliate.  We have another one scheduled for Sunday, and then Tuesday.  Feels weird and nerve wracking at the same time

https://youtu.be/NvIDMXJkGKA
37  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / #EthanCleansUp on: July 22, 2016, 06:26:14 PM
So lots of things happening with Ethan's big day this Tuesday.  I like to share since you're all extended family.  We gotta be in our 20 year mark by now right?

In case you don't know...  Ethan is having his wish granted by our local Make A Wish chapter.  His wish is being a garbage man.  On Tuesday July 26th, he'll be picked up at his school with all of the students cheering him on as embarks his new career.  We'll be making several stops throughout Sacramento, (VSP, a firestation, my work (CAL-EPA) Frank Fats, a restaurant, and end up at the State Capital where he will be introduced by our new Mayor, the Chief of Police, and other dignitaries around the area.

He has no idea that this is going to happen.  He has completely forgotten that he went to the Wishing Place to make his wishes, so this will be fun seeing his reaction.

The media and community is heavily involved.  Yesterday I did an interview with the Sacramento Bee, and today we had an interview with our local news station.  A live interview will take place the day of as well. 

I can't wait for him to experience all of this!

I'm also finishing up his garbage truck video that you and many others have submitted.

I'll use this thread to update things as they come.  You can also keep up to date by searching #ethancleansup



38  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Odd Request but for a good cause !!Last Week!! on: July 21, 2016, 05:24:25 PM

Quote from: Purge on July 21, 2016, 04:55:45 AM

I've got a 321MB file for you. It's fantastic quality, as opposed to the preview video.

Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada

Thank you!  I'm listing the videos in alphabetical order, and have everything set up in my video editor.  This will make it easy since it's gonna be the last entry smile
39  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: July 18, 2016, 05:36:06 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on July 18, 2016, 04:59:02 PM

Quote from: farley2k on July 18, 2016, 02:40:48 PM



I give up, what movie is that?

Game of Thrones.
40  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Odd Request but for a good cause !!Last Week!! on: July 18, 2016, 03:38:53 AM
Last week to turn your video\photo in.  I can't believe the places I've received.  I'll have the video posted on the 26th after the Make A Wish Reveal
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