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121  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [E3 2012] Watch Dogs on: May 23, 2014, 09:17:50 PM
Man my Philips LCD HDTV is so much better than that Sony Bravia crap
122  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Revolution - season 2 is here. on: May 22, 2014, 01:27:20 PM
maybe sci-fi picks it up?  The crazy breaks that the show went through (Thanks NBC) probably caused it to be cancelled.  People forgot to watch.  My favorite parts of the show is Mile's sarcasm. 
123  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/neXtBox/360/Ps3/Ps4] Wolfenstein:The New Order on: May 21, 2014, 09:08:47 PM
wished I remember where I read it, but I heard it was short.  That made me decide to wait till a good sale.  Now that Watch dogs comes out next week, I'll still wait.
124  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Transistor (Super Giant Games Bastion) on: May 21, 2014, 04:55:40 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on May 21, 2014, 04:03:10 PM

Quote from: Harpua3 on May 21, 2014, 03:21:29 PM

Quote from: Scraper on May 21, 2014, 12:07:06 AM

Who keeps complaining that the PS4 needs games? I already have a freaking backlog. The Show, Child of Light, and now Transistor and Wolfenstein, since both are getting good reviews.

I seriously don't get it either. It's like people don't remember other launch windows...
Those are multiplatform games.  People who complain about the lack of games are usually people who already have a powerful PC and have no reason to buy either console right now.  As a predominantly PC gamer I see no reason to buy a PS4 now, or unless e3 amazes, anytime in the near future.

Bingo!

125  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 2014 Team Ethan Great Strides to cure CF. !!!UPDATE!!! on: May 18, 2014, 01:54:49 PM

Preliminary results are in, the Sacramento Chapter raised over $170,000. Team Ethan raised just over $7,000. Thank you all for your support!


So the coolest thing happen at the walk.

This is the back of our team shirt


All day long people were telling they liked our shirt.  Towards the end of the walk, a guy walks up to me and asks if I was Ethan's father.  I was a little hesitant not knowing where this was going.

I reply that I am, and he asks if I wanted to have 2 49ers tickets to take my son to.  I couldn't believe what I heard.  I asked how much he was selling them for, and he said they're free.  He has season tickets and he offered me a preseason game to see them play the Chargers.

I now get to add another check mark to my son's list, and I get to the see the new stadium!
126  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 2014 Team Ethan Great Strides to cure Cystic Fibrosis on: May 15, 2014, 12:51:27 PM
2 days away and one last bump!

Thanks again to all who has supported us both monetarily in terms of donations, and for your words of support.  When things have gone bad, I've often shared it here to get things off my chest, and the support and encouragement this forum has shown my family was always helpful.
127  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: May 14, 2014, 04:09:29 PM
I don't ever recall a time where any console was better than the PC counterpart.  Yes, some games were available only on consoles, but in terms of performance, PC was always the better option.

I preorded the PC version.  I don't get the hate for ubisoft's Uplay.  It works.  You install the game, you hit play.  You have fun.  It's that simple.  It's as simple as Steam and Origin and Battlenet.

But back to the PS4. 
128  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: May 14, 2014, 04:03:22 PM
I think we all should be more upset about the lack of quality games..  On both platforms.
129  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MOVED: My Channel! on: May 10, 2014, 02:06:12 PM
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130  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2014 Draft Day on: May 09, 2014, 09:08:09 PM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on May 09, 2014, 08:27:14 PM

Good pickup. He's a bit of a health risk but for what they gave up, definitely worth it. He grew up in SF so I am sure he is beyond excited to be playing for his home town team.
Well Crabtree and Stevie can rehab together Tongue
131  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2014 Draft Day on: May 09, 2014, 07:17:38 PM
49ers trade next year's 4th round pick for Buffalo's Stevie Johnson!
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2057748-report-49ers-acquire-bills-wr-stevie-johnson-for-pick

I like it.
132  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2014 Draft Day on: May 08, 2014, 11:10:54 PM
Less than an hour to the start of the draft.  Wonder what the niners will do.  I'm not expecting much since we don't have a lot of cap space.
133  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: May 08, 2014, 04:52:24 AM
I didn't read the link in its entirety, and I think that made it funnier.
134  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Rumored] Sony's E3 plans revealed? Killer lineup if it's true on: May 08, 2014, 04:50:40 AM
doesn't seem too impressive, and half of them have already been announced or expected.

I'm real disappointed in this console generation.  I was ready to drop $400-$500 on a new console.  Something I never do.  I usually wait 2-3 years, because at the time I couldn't afford it.  This year, I was ready, and there's absolutely nothing to play.  Anything I want to play can be played on the PC.  The only thing I'm missing is MLB The Show 2014.  I held off during Christmas.  I thought maybe by June I'd get it.  Nope, still nothing.  I think both companies failed on their game lineups.  Not enough exclusive content as well. 

I'm assuming uncharted 4 will be PS4 only?
135  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [tv] 24: Live Another Day on: May 06, 2014, 01:28:40 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 06, 2014, 12:54:44 PM

Quote from: naednek on May 06, 2014, 05:18:06 AM

Did you guys all forget?

Jack is back, and it didn't disappoint.

I've gotta get me to the movie theater!

you'll be disappointed.  It's on tv.
136  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [tv] 24: Live Another Day on: May 06, 2014, 05:18:06 AM
Did you guys all forget?

Jack is back, and it didn't disappoint.
137  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 2014 Team Ethan Great Strides to cure Cystic Fibrosis on: May 02, 2014, 12:58:07 AM
I won't name names, but you know who you are.

Thank you thank you, thank you for your donations today.  I'm amazed every year that people who I haven't met would be so generous to my family and many others.  I think it's time to stop being amazed, because it's already been established that you are generous people.  I won't give out any details other than my online family have greatly out-donated my friends and family.  That's simply amazing.  Not that I'm keeping tabs, but it's definitely obvious. 

Thanks all for your support.  Your donations will be used wisely as always.
138  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No One Lives Forever Trademark Filed on: May 01, 2014, 11:11:30 PM
please no respawning enemies, please no respawning enemies.
139  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / 2014 Team Ethan Great Strides to cure CF. !!!UPDATE!!! on: May 01, 2014, 02:39:00 PM
"Woe to that child which when kissed on the forehead tastes salty. He is bewitched and soon must die."
This adage, from northern European folklore, is an early reference to the common genetic disease recognized today as cystic fibrosis. As the saying implies, the disorder once routinely killed children in infancy and is often identifiable by excessive salt in sweat.
That was from the late 1800's. Obviously now we have better ways to diagnose people with cystic fibrosis, and over time, people who have CF are now living past their 40's.

May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness month and I figured this would a great time to ask for your support for my son and many others across the world.

For the 5th year in a row, I will be walking in the Great Strides event here in Sacramento on May 17th, raising money and awareness for the CF Foundation. As a participant, I have committed to raise $2,000, with our team goal of $8,000. With your help we believe we can reach our goal!

What is Great Strides? It's one of the biggest fundraisers the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation runs to raise money for new treatments and research towards a cure of this awful fatal disease. Four years ago last month, we found out that our son who was about 3 weeks old at the time, was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. Talk about a shock to the system! Since then this will be our 5th year participating in this event that directly helps over 70,000 people who have CF worldwide.  

This year Ethan has had some health issues that are related to CF.  He has the onset of liver disease, and had his bowels blocked.  Luckily we had avoided hospitalization, but a nice dosage of milk of magnesia and an enema made for an awesome night for a kid who's not potty trained!  Other than that, he's a normal boy who loves to play.

Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections; and obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food.

Because of these walks and similar fundraisers there has been significant breakthroughs for new treatments, research, and support to the CF community. This year there has been some great news on new drugs that will directly help my son and many others and is getting closer for release!

Over the years many generous forum members have helped someone they never met. It amazes me every year the support my family receives. We have a great community that gives back, and I'm always happy to belong to this forum. We all may have our differences, but helping others always prevailed, and that's what makes this forum awesome!

Today, I am asking you to help me reach my goal by making a contribution at my page http://fightcf.cff.org/goto/KenDean Please feel free to share this post or link to your friends and family! The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is a highly regarded nonprofit donor-supported organization that relies on donations from events like this and the way they manage their foundation has been used by other organizations due to how efficient they are.

I appreciate your support and generosity, and I will keep you posted on my progress.

Thank you,
Ken, Erin, Ethan & Lila
http://fightcf.cff.org/goto/KenDean



140  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (04/28) on: April 30, 2014, 03:41:28 PM

Quote from: TiLT on April 30, 2014, 04:19:26 AM

Guys, seriously. The new Spiderman game is made by Activision and is a movie tie-in. That means it's shovelware. Activision has done this several times before. They quickly develop a game with as little resources as possible and shove it out at a time when they think they'll get the most sales from naive customers.

If you love this industry, don't buy that game. You'll be sending Activision all the wrong signals.

Just like you all did with DLC Tongue
141  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Trading my Xbone on: April 29, 2014, 09:01:27 PM

Quote from: Ridah on April 29, 2014, 06:59:39 PM

You could also try the Steals and Deals section of the forums.
what he meant to say was Trading Forum.
142  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/XB1/PS3/PS4/Wii U/PC]Assassin's Creed IV:Black Flag on: April 27, 2014, 04:37:16 AM
So I'm near the end, and I have to rescue a certain someone from a prison and escape with that person...  This person is hurt and I'm carrying her to a boat, and I'm ambushed by the red coats.  So where's the best place to lay this person down so I can fight off the ambushers?

Well here.

Spoiler for Hiden:
143  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2014 Countdown to the Draft on: April 24, 2014, 03:14:00 AM
NFL released the 2014 Schedule.

Not too happy with the niners playing seattle twice in three weeks.  At least we have a bye in between
144  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: I think on: April 23, 2014, 06:44:04 PM
oh, I forgot about that.  Then maybe I should put it in the sewer...
145  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Great Cable Purge of 2014 on: April 23, 2014, 06:37:12 PM

Quote from: stessier on April 23, 2014, 02:52:27 PM

If you are looking for an OTA antenna, check out GoMohu.com.  I had very good luck with it pulling in stations nearly 40 miles away.  Sadly, I was still missing one (the CBS station was 70 miles away) so had to stick with cable.  Now that I'm back in civilization, I can't wait for the kids to age a bit more so I can try again.

that looks cool.

Here is what I sent them via email, and maybe you can answer this...

I'm highly considering ditching subscription TV (directv) and building my own HTPC that lets me watch TV over the air, stream shows using the web, and watch movies off of my hard drives.

The HTPC will also have a built in DVR.  What I want for my DVR is to have multiple tuners so I can record more than one  over the air show at a time. 

Would this work with Leaf 50? 

Thank you,
Ken
146  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / MOVED: I think on: April 23, 2014, 06:25:55 PM
This topic has been moved to Political / Religious Nonsense.

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147  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Great Cable Purge of 2014 on: April 22, 2014, 02:18:27 AM
found this guide http://assassinhtpcblog.com/hardwareguide/

I've priced mine around $800
148  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Great Cable Purge of 2014 on: April 21, 2014, 03:46:29 PM

Quote from: naednek on April 18, 2014, 10:12:07 PM

So this October my Directv contract expires.  I'm cutting the cord then... 

What I want to do is to use my spare PC as a media center/DVR.  The thing is, it may require some updates to the hardware (I think it's a Intel E3500 with 4 or 8 GB of ram, and a GEFORCE 6900? Video card) I'm thinking I'll need a new video card because it's only DVI.  I think ideally I want an HDMI type of card.

Couple of questions...

1: Do you think I should upgrade this a little?  Obviously I'll need a tuner card.
2: I have some SATA HD's but they're not fast.  Should I get a SSD card for it?
3: What OTA should I be looking into?  I have an attic, but don't really want to run cable down the wall, and we're planning on moving in the next year and I don't want to put much effort.  What OTA should I consider getting?  I don't have a budget yet, so I'm open to anything. 


What we're planning on watching


1: OTA TV shows (recorded to DVR and watched later, having kids and trying sit for 10 minutes, is nearly impossible at the moment.  We really need something that we can pause at any time)
2:Sports (mainly football, and baseball.  I don't watch baseball religiously, but football, mainly the niners are broadcasted OTA, but I know I won't be able to watch TNF or MNF)
3: Some cable shows. (TNT, FX, TLC(Wife)  I'm assuming hulu might carry some or some other video service. 
4: We have Amazon Prime, and might consider Redbox or Netflix for streaming movies.  Hulu will more than likely be used as well.
5: I have ahem movies on my hard drive that we could use as well.

So, is going with a media center the best route, or should I be looking at Chromecast/Roku instead?  Our obvious goal is lower the bills.  Tivo probably won't do that.  I'm ok with buying the hardware upgrades up front because it's a one time charge.  Hulu is cheap a month, and Prime is technically free.  So I'm assuming our monthly TV/Movie bills would be under $20 a month.

Anyone have a good site for home built DVR?  I saw someone link to one, but I can't find it.

So back to my question from the last page.  Didn't get any responses and would like to have some input for those have gone away from subscription TV
149  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Great Cable Purge of 2014 on: April 21, 2014, 04:28:30 AM

Quote from: Mystic95Z on April 20, 2014, 11:47:07 AM

For an OTA DVR, I'll be getting one of these http://www.channelmaster.com/Products_s/329.htm when I cut the cord when my DTV contract is up in August. The CM DVR+ doesn't have a sub which I really like...
hmmmm that looks good.  I wonder if they other services than VUDU... like hulu, amazon prime, netflix, or redbox?  Could I get chromechast and have that intergrated into that for DVRing?
150  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Great Cable Purge of 2014 on: April 18, 2014, 10:12:07 PM
So this October my Directv contract expires.  I'm cutting the cord then... 

What I want to do is to use my spare PC as a media center/DVR.  The thing is, it may require some updates to the hardware (I think it's a Intel E3500 with 4 or 8 GB of ram, and a GEFORCE 6900? Video card) I'm thinking I'll need a new video card because it's only DVI.  I think ideally I want an HDMI type of card.

Couple of questions...

1: Do you think I should upgrade this a little?  Obviously I'll need a tuner card.
2: I have some SATA HD's but they're not fast.  Should I get a SSD card for it?
3: What OTA should I be looking into?  I have an attic, but don't really want to run cable down the wall, and we're planning on moving in the next year and I don't want to put much effort.  What OTA should I consider getting?  I don't have a budget yet, so I'm open to anything.


What we're planning on watching


1: OTA TV shows (recorded to DVR and watched later, having kids and trying sit for 10 minutes, is nearly impossible at the moment.  We really need something that we can pause at any time)
2:Sports (mainly football, and baseball.  I don't watch baseball religiously, but football, mainly the niners are broadcasted OTA, but I know I won't be able to watch TNF or MNF)
3: Some cable shows. (TNT, FX, TLC(Wife)  I'm assuming hulu might carry some or some other video service. 
4: We have Amazon Prime, and might consider Redbox or Netflix for streaming movies.  Hulu will more than likely be used as well.
5: I have ahem movies on my hard drive that we could use as well.

So, is going with a media center the best route, or should I be looking at Chromecast/Roku instead?  Our obvious goal is lower the bills.  Tivo probably won't do that.  I'm ok with buying the hardware upgrades up front because it's a one time charge.  Hulu is cheap a month, and Prime is technically free.  So I'm assuming our monthly TV/Movie bills would be under $20 a month.

Anyone have a good site for home built DVR?  I saw someone link to one, but I can't find it.
151  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: April 07, 2014, 03:50:28 PM

Quote from: Gratch on April 07, 2014, 02:40:48 PM

Quote from: The Grue on April 07, 2014, 02:13:48 AM

Quote from: Gratch on April 06, 2014, 05:58:31 PM


2.  I've tried Enchanting with the Mystic twice now, paying between $25K and $50K to replace properties.  On both occasions, of the two replacements I was offered, one was fairly worthless (something like "increase gold pickup by 1 yard) and the other was the exact same one I just paid to replace.   Roll Eyes  Needless to say, I don't think I'll be using that feature very often.


Don't give up on this.  You're going to get bad results sometimes, but you'll also get good ones.  I've gotten some wonderful replacements for useless stats.

I've heard this, but haven't seen much luck so far.  Dumped about $350K into enchanting yesterday and never saw anything other than very minor incremental improvements.  Guess I just haven't been lucky.

I don't have the expansion, so I don't know the details, but did you see the response to your post on OO, they seem to explain why you are having no luck.
152  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Captain America: The Winter Soldier confirmed on: April 06, 2014, 02:14:10 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on April 04, 2014, 02:43:48 PM

Quote from: Ridah on April 04, 2014, 05:17:32 AM

I literally fell asleep during the first movie, I'm hoping I stay conscious for this one.

 :eek:Cap 1 was so good!

ya i loved it, thought it was probably the only Marvel Movie I really liked.  I only liked Iron man because of his sarcasm.
153  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / MOVED: university blocking gamingtrend on: April 02, 2014, 05:28:52 PM
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154  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So, I've been in the hostpital - A warning on: March 29, 2014, 05:27:03 AM
So how are you doing?  I never really said anything but after reading your experience I kept thinking if this could happen to you this could happen to me.  I immediately started a diet, and I have lost almost 10 pounds since.  I just kept thinking I'm slowly killing myself and taking time away from my family.  Anyways, I hope you are doing well and getting the help  you need.
155  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: March 27, 2014, 10:02:45 PM

Quote from: gellar on March 27, 2014, 02:48:47 PM

I have no idea why as I know it is technically an excellent game, but there's something about this one that just isn't drawing me in like other CODs did.

I was having the same observation in the beta, and I still bought the damn thing
156  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: March 26, 2014, 05:05:59 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on March 26, 2014, 04:43:07 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on March 25, 2014, 03:38:54 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on March 25, 2014, 03:34:32 PM

So is a Blizzard flunkee more likely to counterfeit my passport or my driver's license? I'm debating which image to send to see if I can finally fix my authenticator situation. Yes I'm paranoid, it's just a question of which would contribute least to my paranoia.  paranoid icon_razz

Blackjack, seriously, you shouldn't have any issues with this.   I did it and never had a credit issue.  

Really what turned me off of D3 wasn't the auction house stuff or the loot; I just kept running into massive, seemingly random spikes in difficulty levels within a playthrough. Like I'd mow through most of a level and then a random spawn would mash me into the ground repeatedly. And I never much liked the console-like boss battles where you'd have to restart the entire boss encounter to get to the point where I got face palmed. In, say, Grim Dawn, the boss's damage at least stays in place (he doesn't magically self heal if you die before you can finish him).

Actually I get mad just thinking about D3 in this way. Maybe I should stay away.  icon_lol I certainly had lots of love for D3 in late beta, and I get wistful looking at all the gameplay videos I posted about it.

D3 patch 2.0 still has this.  It's pretty annoying. 
157  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Ps4] inFAMOUS: Second Son on: March 21, 2014, 09:10:47 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on March 21, 2014, 06:12:09 PM

My wife, who was born and raised in Seattle, said that they have taken some liberties with the in-game geography.  No way you can see the Space Needle from the 520 pay bridge she says.

Facial animations are really good and the game looks amazing.  Looking forward to a long gaming session tonight.
I bet you have fun times during the 49ers vs Seattle games
158  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: March 20, 2014, 04:53:47 PM
Superman flies with gopro
http://videosift.com/video/Superman-with-a-GoPro
159  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: March 19, 2014, 03:52:09 PM
TitanFall is fun in its own right.  But I don't' think it has any legs to stand on when it comes to long term.  I keep thinking they had all this time to develop this game, took out single player so all they had to do focus on was the multiplayer and they offer less than their competitors.

The weapons don't excite me at all.  There's not enough upgrades.  I agree with Hark about the gamertags.  I'm tired of seeing dicks.  However I'd love to see more customization with the mechs and the pilots.

Overall, at it's core the game is fun, but at the same time I feel a little cheated considering the narrow scope of their game design.
160  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: March 17, 2014, 09:06:21 PM

Quote from: Gratch on March 17, 2014, 07:28:25 PM

Quote from: naednek on March 17, 2014, 06:06:39 PM

2: I think with the addition of the bots that takes away your focus on human pilots.  This has affected me countless of times.  It's a needless distraction.  It's great for immersion but it also can be a hindrance.

Yeah, but the bots are the only ones I can kill!  smile

just imagine if you didn't have the bots to shoot at.  It means you can focus your energy on the things that count.  While the bots are easy, I think it makes the game harder because it distracts the player.
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