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121  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamescom 2015- Up Next EA - Tomorrow 4 am est on: August 05, 2015, 04:59:03 PM
Ya I was hoping the updates on trailers would have continued frown
122  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamescom 2015 - Live coverage on: August 04, 2015, 05:03:52 PM
Going to lock this thread and we'll use the original one for discussion.
123  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So....what fresh hell is this? on: August 02, 2015, 04:24:35 AM
Wow, someone saw you move and thought it be a good time to break in.

Sucks.  I can't imagine having to deal with that when you are out of state.
124  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Weird error message on: July 31, 2015, 03:37:45 PM
Sorry, I thought you were one of Eco's alt's...
125  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Victor Vran - action RPG on: July 28, 2015, 02:22:58 AM
Anyone want to do a 4 pack?  If so it would be $13.50 a person.  I will take the first 3 people to PM me with their steam name.  I will then give you my paypal info.  Please make sure I'm not charged with any fees.  
126  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Waning forum usage? on: July 27, 2015, 07:19:44 PM
Ya, I saw the delete request.  I was gonna let Ron do the honors.  I've never seen an instance where someone can request to be deleted.  The last time I banned due to having a known alt there was some miscommunication and I wanted it to stick this time smile  Good Riddance

Thanks for taking care of it th'fool.  It's obvious he has no desire to be part of the community.
127  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Waning forum usage? on: July 22, 2015, 04:01:15 AM
So lets get back on topic per Gratch's request.  Eco will be dealt with, Ron's a busy person smile
128  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: July 20, 2015, 08:58:01 PM

Quote from: Lee on July 20, 2015, 05:23:45 PM

Not that I want to support Eco's rants, but if he would have posted something political like this here, it would have been deleted/moved to R&P. Why is ATB, who is obviously trying to troll and going against the spirit of this thread, allowed to do so?

Here's my thought...

Eco-Logic was told to not participate in R&P, well he was forced, because he couldn't behave himself.  Then he would break the rules and post them in the Off-Topic forum, where we (mods) would move them where they belong thus ending his involvement.

ATB has no restrictions, because he hasn't broken any COC's repeatedly.  Yes what he posted is considered to be offensive to some (ok most) but he's not breaking any rules.  He posted this in a thread that is geared towards being funny and sometimes having offensive pics.  Being offensive can take on many forms, whether it's offensive because it's NSFW, or a social issue, or mocking someone's religion etc...  I was offended over Moliere's repeated mocking of Christianity, while others weren't.  We didn't remove them (even though I had the power to do so).

We haven't established a R&P picture thread.  Is that what we want now?  OO does it.  I don't see a need for it.  What I see is a need to remind people that not everything you see in this thread will be agreeable or make you feel happy.  What should happen, is that if you do post something offensive, you risk your reputation with the rest of the community.

So that's why I've been slow on responding.  Should we have a separate R&P picture thread where we can make fun of democrats\republicans\Christians\Muslims\Gays\and Caitlyn?  I'm cool with whatever, but please understand that this thread has always been treated as enter at your own risk with minimal rules (like no nudity)
129  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: July 18, 2015, 04:27:33 AM
weird i'm on 1.06 and nothing about updating to 1.07 in GOG Galaxy
130  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: New videocard on: July 17, 2015, 03:05:50 AM
I have the EVGA 970 GTX and it's awesome!  When I bought it in May it came with Witcher 3 and Batman Arkham Knight.  With all the problems the batman has, it's been pretty nice and smooth.  The recent minor patch enabled the water effects.  You should see if that offer is still available.
131  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dear Gamespot, Stop Trying to Make Me Care about Your Host Personalities on: July 09, 2015, 02:09:12 PM
not sure why we would need to lock this thread.  We typically don't take requests...

And what mod is buthurt?  Prior to this post do you see a mod posting in this thread?

So puzzling.
132  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Uncharted 4 on: July 03, 2015, 05:04:39 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on July 03, 2015, 01:24:17 AM

I never played the games in this series as I skipped the PS3. When the revamped bundle is released this fall for PS4, would you advise picking it up?

UMM yes!!!!  It's the best console game series ever released on a console.  What Halflife did for PC games, can be said about uncharted.  Presentation, story, action, fun factor, top notch!
133  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 4th of July Edition on: July 03, 2015, 05:03:08 PM
Witcher 3 and Batman Arkham City.  Gaming time is very limited, so this will probably be what I play for the rest of the year.  I have to stop buying games.  It's just a waste when I don't have the time.  Goal is to wait till Christmas.
134  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Orkambi and Cystic Fibrosis FDA Approved! on: July 02, 2015, 10:42:52 PM
So this is all trending on facebook and I'm reading people's reaction and I've at least two mentions that this drug is the cure.  No, it's far from a cure, it's definetely a game changer in terms of how this medicine works and how people with CF react, but you still have CF with this med.

What bugs me is people who don't follow the disease, but may have heard about today's event and see's this misinformation of this being a cure may stop donating for this important cause.

Our fight is far from over, and just because we've reached this milestone, we're not done, and I'd hate for misinformation to halt our progress.
135  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Orkambi and Cystic Fibrosis FDA Approved! on: July 02, 2015, 05:15:07 PM
While this may not be so exciting to you, it's HUGE news for over 30,000 people with Cystic Fibrosis like my 5 year old son, Ethan.

As some of you know, Ethan has Cystic Fibrosis.  We found out 2 weeks after he was born.  It's a deadly genetic disease that about 20 years ago, the average live span was in the early teens.  Before that it was much worse.  But there has been huge progress in the last twenty years.  New treatments, medications, and research has greatly improved people's health, and now the average lifespan is in the mid 40's.  We were told if you were to have CF, now's a good time because there's been so much progress and there's some important new medication coming up in the pipeline that will be a game changer if it works.

Organizations like the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation have fundraised and invested in companies to find new drugs and funded research towards a cure.  One company they invested in was Vertex Pharmacies.  They have come up with some very important drugs the last several years.  One of them was Lumafactor.  It was the first drug that actually targeted the defect and corrected it.  I'm no scientist and I'm sure I'll explain things wrong, so I'm copying this from the foundation's website.

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In a healthy person, the CF gene makes a protein — known as CFTR (Cystic Fibrosis conductance Transmembrane Regulator) — that is found in the cells that line different organs, such as the lungs and pancreas. The CFTR protein controls the movement of electrically charged particles, including chloride and sodium (components of salt), in and out of these cells.

In people with CF, the protein is defective and the salt balance in the body is disturbed. Because there is too little salt and water on the outside of the cells, the thin layer of mucus that helps keep the lungs free of bacteria becomes very thick and difficult to cough out. This thick mucus then clogs the airways and, without treatment, can lead to inflammation and infections that damage the lungs.

Well the Lumafactor drug corrects that defective protein allowing the salty particles to pass, which in turn improves lung function, and greatly reduces infections and  ultimately hospital stays.

This drug first targeted people who had the least common mutation of CF.  They started testing this on the most common CF mutation which Ethan has, but they weren't getting the same positive results, so they turned to add a combo drug, and this combo drug is now called Orkambi. 

During their testing, they were getting much better results but not as good as the Lumafactor, but enough to pursue approval because even though it wasn't the same results, it was enough to benefit those who had two copies of the gene (the most common kind of CF)

Today this drug was approved by the FDA, and people like my son who has the most common form of CF, will be able to take it and greatly improve his life.  Now granted Ethan is currently healthy with no lung issues.  He does have liver and digestive issues, but his lungs have been clear most of his life, but it's great to know we have something when it comes time.

Sorry for the long message, but this is incredibly great news for many many people who have CF.  This drug can reach over 15,000 people, and it's a game changer. 

Thanks to all who have supported my family during our fundraising events!  This is the reason why we fundraise and continue to fundraise.  The money we raise, goes towards investing and research, and it has proven to work time after time.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2015/07/02/fda-approves-vertex-cystic-fibrosis-medicine/jzn9eCDenCq4rEI671mDOM/story.html
136  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Uncharted 4 on: July 01, 2015, 09:41:21 PM
Extended E3 Demo. 

http://gamingtrend.com/2015/07/01/check-out-uncharted-4s-full-15-minute-e3-demo/
137  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Returns) on: June 29, 2015, 04:21:10 AM
I'm loving this game.  I didn't like the last one, well I lost interest.  The batmobile I wish was dealt with cut scenes.  I would have been fine without it.
138  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Returns) on: June 29, 2015, 04:20:01 AM

Quote from: Teggy on June 29, 2015, 02:26:10 AM


I feel like this is the Uncharted 3 of the Arkham franchise.

So what you're saying is...it's AWESOME! 
139  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Returns) on: June 24, 2015, 05:37:06 AM
alt+tabbing isn't too friendly, after doing that to post here, it got choppy.  Other than that, smooth gameplay
140  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Returns) on: June 24, 2015, 05:15:20 AM
was able to skip the intros, and made the fps cap to 120 fps.  Smooth as butter over here.  Not having the stuttering I had yesterday. 
141  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Returns) on: June 23, 2015, 04:16:45 PM

Quote from: Caine on June 23, 2015, 03:41:39 PM

Damn, now I have two great GotY contenders to play at the same time. 

Ya this game just screams BATMAN Movie from the start.  I need to find way to be able skip the crazy long intro advertisements (you know, publisher, developer, graphics maker, etc...)  The last two batman games I was getting burnt out on.  While this feels the same, the presentation is kicked up 5 knotches compared to the others.  Fun times.  (This is on the PC version I'm playing)
142  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Returns) on: June 23, 2015, 05:49:10 AM
now back to Batman.  Holy Presentation.  I'm impressed, it feels like I'm watching the next batman movie.  There were times I was just waiting for the next scene to happen, not realizing I needed to do something.  I'm pretty much past what we saw in the first 15 minute gameplay video that was posted a while back.  I'm impressed.
143  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Returns) on: June 23, 2015, 05:47:53 AM

Quote from: TiLT on June 23, 2015, 05:06:07 AM

Quote from: naednek on June 23, 2015, 04:41:51 AM

I don't think you'll ever find a perfect game past or present

A 10/10 review score does not mean, and has never meant, that the game is perfect.
yep I agree, that was my point.  I think games like the Wither 3 proves that point. 
144  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Returns) on: June 23, 2015, 04:42:08 AM
preloaded, and unpacking right now.  Taking forever
145  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Returns) on: June 23, 2015, 04:41:51 AM

Quote from: Zinfan on June 23, 2015, 04:18:05 AM

Quote from: TiLT on June 23, 2015, 04:16:34 AM

Quote from: Zinfan on June 22, 2015, 09:32:43 PM

Quote from: TiLT on June 20, 2015, 07:07:11 AM

Quote from: naednek on June 20, 2015, 02:41:11 AM

Quote from: YellowKing on June 20, 2015, 01:11:07 AM

Except for GameSpot, which gave it a 7/10. However, their reviewer seemed to have a MAJOR gripe with the abundance of Batmobile sequences. The other really high reviews I read mentioned this, but didn't dock points for it.

ya and that guy who reviews is usually extreme in his reviews.  I know 7 isn't a extreme bad scores, but like YK mentioned his major gripe is the batmobile's overuse.  And that warrants a mediocre score....  

When I saw that score in comparison with the other scores, my first thought was: "I bet it was reviewed by Kevin VanOrd." And wouldn't you know... He's very cynical about most games these days, and has a hard time liking them. His scores tend to be outliers.

Having said that, the constant mentions of too many tank sequences in the game from so many reviewers aren't surprising, but disappointing nonetheless. The Batmobile sequences never looked appealing, from the first time the game was revealed. That the game is littered with sequences where you have to use it is a shame, because it might seem like they tried to innovate needlessly here.

Didn't he give Witcher 3 a very rare 10?

Yes, he did.

To be honest I'd go 9.5 due to non game stopping bugs (for me).  Love the game but can't agree it is perfect.

I don't think you'll ever find a perfect game past or present
146  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Returns) on: June 22, 2015, 07:21:25 PM

Quote from: Caine on June 18, 2015, 02:49:44 PM

Did you have the Batmobile Edition of the game pre-ordered?  Well, I have some bad news. 

http://kotaku.com/batmans-big-collectors-edition-cancelled-at-last-minute-1712096244


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Dear Batman: Arkham Fans,

We regret to inform you that we are not able to release the Batmobile Collector’s Edition of Batman: Arkham Knight due to unforeseen circumstances that greatly compromised the quality of this extremely limited run of product. We are deeply apologetic for this unfortunate outcome. If you did pre-order the Batmobile Collector’s Edition, please go to the retail location where you pre-ordered the product and you will receive a full refund of your deposit or it can be rolled over to another Batman: Arkham Knight edition or another product of your choice. We will be providing everyone who purchases Batman: Arkham Knight with the New 52 skin pack, including Batman, Robin and Nightwing, free of charge.

What makes this funny is that Tri-Ace also was behind the statue with the special edition of Dragon Age Inquisition and there were numerous issues with that statue which for some, were only recently resolved. 

Now the limited edition is delayed...
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/delay-for-batman-arkham-knight-limited-edition/1100-6428367/
147  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Returns) on: June 20, 2015, 02:41:11 AM

Quote from: YellowKing on June 20, 2015, 01:11:07 AM

Except for GameSpot, which gave it a 7/10. However, their reviewer seemed to have a MAJOR gripe with the abundance of Batmobile sequences. The other really high reviews I read mentioned this, but didn't dock points for it.

ya and that guy who reviews is usually extreme in his reviews.  I know 7 isn't a extreme bad scores, but like YK mentioned his major gripe is the batmobile's overuse.  And that warrants a mediocre score.... 
148  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1]Fallout 4 on: June 03, 2015, 09:53:49 PM
After playing witcher3 the animiation for the dog in fallout 4 looks horrible and outdated
149  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: May 26, 2015, 06:34:02 PM
Damnit Bob, you asshole!

150  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: May 22, 2015, 04:45:20 PM

Quote from: TiLT on May 22, 2015, 03:19:54 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on May 22, 2015, 03:15:29 PM

Quote from: Lockdown on May 22, 2015, 02:47:22 PM

Well, this is probably an incredibly subjective question, but has anyone seen a comparison of this game vs. Dragon Age: Inquisition as it relates to 'time to complete' ?

Main Story I thought I read 40 hrs....   Anyway, with optional content and side quest I can see 100+.  I just got to Velen and the map is HUGE!!!  Puts some of those maps in DA:I to shame

And The Witcher 3 isn't filled with pointless MMO-style quests.

ya the quality of quests are quite refreshing.  It really feels like you are in that world.
151  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: May 22, 2015, 05:28:58 AM

Quote from: Travis on May 22, 2015, 04:40:44 AM

I have a 770 4 GB but still feel it runs pretty poorly.  I get a lot of tearing and oddly enough ultra/high settings play better than low/medium.  I simply think it wasn't ready for prime time on the PC.

Smooth as butter on my 970 GTX.  Beautiful game that shows off quite nicely.  Do you have vsync on?
152  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: XFX R9 270x For Sale ** Price Lowered** on: May 21, 2015, 04:50:50 PM
Price lowered to $100 shipped
153  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Divinity : Original Sin on: May 18, 2015, 05:26:55 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 18, 2015, 12:03:01 PM

Quote from: naednek on May 17, 2015, 03:10:09 PM

Quote from: hepcat on May 15, 2015, 02:14:46 PM

Sigh, I feel like an ingrate for saying this, but it's getting to the point where I feel like I should just avoid buying new games at release and just wait on the enhanced editions that will inevitable come out a year later.

If you had watched the video you would have learned that if you have the original version they will be giving you the enhanced version for free.
https://youtu.be/cugQ4pS_zOQ?t=2m50s

But you have to start over since saves won't transfer, so you still would have been better off waiting.

But that's not what he said or implied that he was concerned about Tongue
154  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Divinity : Original Sin on: May 17, 2015, 03:10:09 PM

Quote from: hepcat on May 15, 2015, 02:14:46 PM

Sigh, I feel like an ingrate for saying this, but it's getting to the point where I feel like I should just avoid buying new games at release and just wait on the enhanced editions that will inevitable come out a year later.

If you had watched the video you would have learned that if you have the original version they will be giving you the enhanced version for free.
https://youtu.be/cugQ4pS_zOQ?t=2m50s
155  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [2015] Team Ethan Great Strides Thank You! on: May 17, 2015, 02:26:01 PM
Thanks all for your donations!  Yesterday was great, while I didn't get to experience due to being in charge designing and setting up the route around Sacramento, I heard it was a great time.  My feet are killing me, I believe I walked about 10 miles yesterday placing signs along the 4 mile route, walking the route, and then picking up the signs afterwards.

Team Ethan exceeded our goal of $8,000, and raised $9,610.  Thank you again for your support.  Our Sacramento goal was $193,500, and we exceeded that and had raised over $220,000 and counting.

We truly appreciate your generosity and thanks for once again supporting us!
Thank you,
Ken, Erin, Ethan, & Lila

156  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [2015] Team Ethan Great Strides --Updated, need your help-- on: May 13, 2015, 10:19:39 PM

Quote from: kratz on May 13, 2015, 09:44:40 PM

Glad to see that they are making some progress on treatments!

Yes!  Yesterday was important, the committee recommended to approve the very drug that will help Ethan, who has the most common CF mutation.  It's huge news, prior to this, they had medication that helped the least common.  That's still good to have, but now this drug will help thousands more.

Now we just have to wait till either Ethan becomes 12, or that they lower the eligibility requirements.  And hope that insurance will cover it.
157  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [2015] Team Ethan Great Strides --Updated, need your help-- on: May 13, 2015, 08:45:50 PM
This is not meant to bump, but wanted to thank everyone who had donated.  Today we have reached our goal of $8,000 with the help of OO, GT, friends and families.  This was our biggest year of our 6 years of fundraising.  Team Ethan has now raised over $33,000 in that time period.  That's simply amazing.

Thanks again for all of your support.

We are currently #1 in Sacramento, and one of the perks is having a MVP seating area (shade, drinks served to our team members) and the 2nd place team is quickly gaining on us.  There's 3 days left and we're hoping we can hang onto our lead.  So even though we reach our goal, it doesn't mean we stop fundraising!  So if you would like to donate, and help us secure 1st place, you can do so by clicking here

http://fightcf.cff.org/goto/KenDean
158  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [2015] Team Ethan Great Strides --Updated, need your help-- on: May 12, 2015, 10:34:02 PM
thank you Farley!  Don't mind at all. 
159  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [2015] Team Ethan Great Strides --Updated, need your help-- on: May 12, 2015, 04:44:51 PM

Quote from: rittchard on May 12, 2015, 04:38:33 PM

Looks like my company will match my donation, but from the note I got it may not reach the foundation until the end of the month so it may not get counted.  I guess they lump all donations together or something like that.

Best of luck!

awesome Thank you!  While this is for the walk, we still fundraise all year.  I tend to stop in May.  You can only ask so much smile  I spam Facebook way more. 
160  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [2015] Team Ethan Great Strides --Updated, need your help-- on: May 12, 2015, 03:41:01 PM
My only bump.

Our walk is 4 days away and we are so close to our team goal.  Last year we were around $300 short from our $8,000 goal, and it was my hope that with the addition of new team members that we would surpass it this year.  Right now we are $875 away from hitting our goal.

Today is a very important day for the CF community.  Today is the day that the FDA advisory committee will meet to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the ivacaftor/lumacaftor combination drug (Orkambi) and provide a recommendation to the FDA for or against approval.  This is the miracle drug that I've been talking about the last 5 years.  This is the drug that will directly help Ethan, it's the drug that corrects the damaged cell.  It's the first drug that isn't fixing the symptom, but the cell itself.  The CF community feels that we are close to a cure, and this drug is the first step.  Ethan is 5, so if today's advisement goes through, he won't be able to take it until 12, but it's a start and it's going to help thousands.  This drug is for the people who have most common mutation of CF.  So it's huge news.

This is why I fundraise, this is why I ask for your help each year, because the foundation doesn't receive government funding and relies on fundraising and investing to make things happen.  Can you help?  

http://fightcf.cff.org/goto/KenDean


Thank you!
Ken, Erin, Ethan, & Lila
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