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121  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 14 on: December 05, 2014, 11:46:43 PM
122  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: TV Viewing and Spending Thresholds Discussion on: December 05, 2014, 02:01:27 AM
I'm cutting the cord this Tuesday (Right after Sons of Anarchy)

I made a HTPC that has a duel HD tv Tuner, 2 3TB hard drive 1 120GB SSD.  The tuner card is hooked up to my HDTV attenae that cost $40.  I have a bunch of movies on plex, local channels, hulu plus, and for now redbox.  We might switch out hulu plus for netflix.

Upfront it was expensive, but after a year the savings from no subscription TV will pay off the purchase of the HTPC and parts.

With that said here's your answers...

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1:What are your biggest concerns when it comes to TV viewing?
Too many garbage channels that not many people care to watch for a high cost.  I don't care if I have 200 channels if 2/3rds of them are shopping, music, religious, or other channels I'm not interested in 

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For those that have "cut the cord" are you happy with the decision?  What, if anything, would it take to make you come back to some sort of cable/satellite provider?  Do the new "a la carte" options from HBO, CBS, etc change the outlook on your current setup?  Some context on the type of viewer you are might also be helpful in the discussion, i.e. do you watch alot of sports, how much broadcast TV do you watch a week, etc...

I haven't fully cut the cord yet.  I've had my system up for a month (fine tuning) so I haven't fully experienced it yet.  But I do know there's sacrifices.  Such as multiple interfaces, making it easy for the wife and kids to use.  Lack of free channels. 

A la Carte would need to be reasonable.  I can easily see that option being the same or higher than what we're used to now.  I rather have the tv providers offer a package where you have a choice of 5, 10, 15 etc... channels at a set price.  Prices would need to be reasonable.  But that will never happen because of the networks.
123  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 13 on: December 02, 2014, 12:27:46 AM
He said it best on a recent ESPN article..

"After being asked about York a few more times (about York's twitter message), a miffed Harbaugh said, "I kind of think some of these questions are for your own pleasure.""
124  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 13 on: December 02, 2014, 12:25:14 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on December 01, 2014, 09:23:58 PM

Bye bye playoffs

@MaioccoCSN: Jim Harbaugh said he has unwavering support for Greg Roman, and ownership/management has not asked him to make a change.

what do you think he's going to say.  My offensive coordinator sucks?

While that may be true, that's not going to be told in public. 

You have to take what the media says with a grain of salt.  Their sole interest isn't the state of the team, they want to get a reaction out of Harbaugh.  It's sad.
125  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 13 on: November 28, 2014, 05:09:17 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on November 28, 2014, 04:53:05 AM

Quote from: naednek on November 28, 2014, 02:31:48 AM

3rd and 20 and hey lets run.  Roman has to go.

And Harbaugh and Kap
I dont' think it's a harbaugh issue on why the niners are playing bad. I think it falls on the OC. 
126  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 13 on: November 28, 2014, 02:31:48 AM
3rd and 20 and hey lets run.  Roman has to go.
127  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes on: November 27, 2014, 11:43:42 PM
I guess the fact that I don't own a xbox 360 or ps3 means 2.0 is what I have to go with.
128  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes on: November 27, 2014, 11:28:48 PM

Quote from: EddieA on November 27, 2014, 11:13:17 PM

If you don't already have it, you might be better off with the original Disney Infinity, which has worlds from Pirates of The Caribbean, Monsters University, and The Incredibles, with Cars, Toy Story, and The Lone Ranger sets available separately.  Disney Infinity 2.0 only comes with the Marvel world, with Spiderman and Guardians of The Galaxy sets available separately.  There are also a wide range of various Disney characters available, but these are only usable in the Toy Box creation mode, which I would think would be too advanced for a 5 year old.

is there a huge disparity in terms of what 2.0 offers vs the original?  I mean future proofing is good, it's just that he's just starting out.
129  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes on: November 27, 2014, 07:55:58 PM
So we're thinking of getting this for my 5 year old.  I have a couple of questions...

1: Is it too old for him?  The marvel version seems more older kid suited.  More violent etc
2: He doesn't really identify with marvel.  He knows spiderman, but that's about it.
3: Is there a disney character version where he could better identify with?  I see there's an disney original version but the starting characters are characters he doesn't care or know about.
130  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 27, 2014, 06:07:17 AM
ok, you have to right click on him.
131  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 27, 2014, 06:05:19 AM
So I'm "from afar" and I'm not seeing any level indicators.  I'm guessing it's some setting I need to enable...
132  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 27, 2014, 01:18:00 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on November 27, 2014, 12:08:49 AM

he never said you can only do it from afar though, you just took it that way and I didn't understand why you thought that's what he meant.

you asked how do I tell their level, he said to target them from afar.  He was suggesting you do that because if you waiit until you are right next to them you can't avoid the fight and that seemed to be why you were asking for their level.

ok gotcha, I guess for now on, I'll have to read his mind instead of taking what was actually written.  Guess I have to sharpen my psychic skills for the future.  Good to know.
133  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 26, 2014, 10:51:12 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on November 26, 2014, 10:39:23 PM

Quote from: naednek on November 26, 2014, 06:16:30 PM

I have never noticed it.  Wonder why it's from only from afar as well

um, it's not only from afar, he's telling you to do it from afar so you can find the level before you are fighting it.

That's not what I asked.

I asked how do you tell the level of the NPC.  He responded that you can only do it from afar.
That means you can't do it when you're close up.

My next statement was I wonder why you can't do it either way.
134  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 26, 2014, 06:16:30 PM
I have never noticed it.  Wonder why it's from only from afar as well
135  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tales from the Borderlands on: November 26, 2014, 05:24:44 PM

Quote from: Crawley on November 26, 2014, 04:19:28 AM

Haven't finished the initial episode yet but I do have to mention this is the best looking Telltale game I've played. There's definitely an extra coat of polish on the graphics and all the 3D elements. They also did a great job at adding a lot of different areas. So you don't feel like your sticking around the same place. The problem is most of what I've "played" so far has been choosing dialogue and quick-time events. Really only had time to walk around three times and it was very brief. And 0 puzzles to solve so far.

No huge laugh out loud moments but I've laughed a bit here and there. The story seems ok but nothing great yet. It does seem like its taking its time with introducing the main characters to the player, which is fine given the episodic format.




it's out?
136  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 26, 2014, 05:13:59 PM
so how do you tell what level a NPC is?
137  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 13 on: November 26, 2014, 03:13:37 PM


For the Bills Fans





and the customary Raider jab

138  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 26, 2014, 06:07:21 AM
purty

139  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: November 24, 2014, 07:37:26 PM
ceekay strikes again!
140  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 23, 2014, 04:04:38 PM
In tactical cam, I can position my party to places I tell them to go, but as soon as I go in live mode, they all group back to me.  I guess I was trying to go hybrid tactical/live action, position my players while my main character (warrior) tanks.  When I go do that, all of them are by my side.
141  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 23, 2014, 06:39:17 AM
man i get a quest, move towards that quest, and then, oh look a bird, what's over there?  Before I know it I have 10 unfinished quests and I've been walking everywhere.
142  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on: November 21, 2014, 08:28:28 PM
thanks!
143  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on: November 21, 2014, 05:07:19 PM
wish my work didn't block picture hosting sites.

Any chance you can attach it to the forum? 
144  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 20, 2014, 03:10:20 AM
Gratch likes a game?  TAKE A SCREENSHOT OF THAT POST! Tongue
145  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 12 on: November 19, 2014, 08:48:36 PM


146  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What's your biggest gaming disappointment/sleeper hit of 2014? on: November 19, 2014, 08:12:24 PM
Destiny for sure, then Watch Dogs.

I think Wolfenstein is my sleeper.  Still need to finish it though.
147  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/18) on: November 17, 2014, 06:59:01 PM
Dragon Age 3.  Can't wait to play tonight.
148  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 11 on: November 17, 2014, 06:56:25 PM
Lots of niner fan in Met Life yesterday

Nice to see the Hawks lose.  Wished the Lions could have done something
149  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 11 on: November 13, 2014, 10:27:23 PM
That awkward moment when the "best corner in the league" tries to cover a rookie WR playing in his 5th game...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bl2fmCw3-GE



150  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: [PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox1, Xbox 360]Can we dispense with the thread naming convention on: November 13, 2014, 06:24:07 PM

Quote from: Purge on November 13, 2014, 03:55:33 PM

Quote from: Caine on November 13, 2014, 01:33:31 PM

Ok, so we'll just need to have mods or the OP update the thread afterwards.  Sweet.

ATB, can you change the title on this thread? It messes with my ability to sort through the list of threads. slywink
I was hoping for a certain reaction and nobody is catching it Tongue
151  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Assassin's Creed Unity on: November 11, 2014, 05:36:57 PM
just removed it from my wish list for Xmas.  I'll wait for a sale next year.
152  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / MOVED: Steam keys for the taking - Papo & Yo / Metro 2033 on: November 10, 2014, 08:48:48 PM
This topic has been moved to Trading Forum.

http://gamingtrend.com/forums/index.php?topic=52176.0
153  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Computer Issues (Video Related) (Updated!) on: November 09, 2014, 08:07:00 PM
Finally since August 14th, I'm now able to use my home PC.

Yesterday I received the replacement mount to install my CPU cooler on the refurbished motherboard.

Installed everything today and now I'm able to receive a signal.  It was my motherboard that was giving me the troubles.

So I ended up mailing back the following

Video Card (received a newer model)
Motherboard (refurbished)

I bought a new power supply in my troubleshooting steps, and while that wasn't the culprit, I ended up with a better power supply for a nominal price of $35.

No more browsing on my phone!

Thanks everyone for the ideas and help.  This was the craziest breakdown in my PC experience of over 20 years.  But it yielded me some better equipment  at the cost of shipping and time.  Not bad.
154  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ubisoft pulls upcoming games from Steam on: November 07, 2014, 05:42:00 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on November 07, 2014, 04:31:41 PM

..

Anyway, if Ubisoft doesn't change their minds, on release day I'll be on Amazon and Metacritic posting bad reviews. I won't lie, but hopefully my one star rating combined with a bunch of other folks will have some effect.


See that's stupid, you're not punishing the publisher, you're hurting the developers who are not part of this decision.  You're not basing your thoughts on the game, you're mad at the business decision, and misplacing the blame.

It's fine to be upset, but there has to be a better way to communicate your thoughts than dogging a game that has nothing to do with what their publisher is doing.
155  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ubisoft pulls upcoming games from Steam on: November 06, 2014, 11:43:32 PM
I don't see the big deal.  The last few years when you play a ubisoft game via steam, it would just take you to Uplay, and then you'd have to click on play once more to get it to run.  Now it's one less step.
156  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: GOP Storms Congress: FulL Control of Senate and House on: November 05, 2014, 09:35:02 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on November 05, 2014, 04:19:46 PM

Toute nation a le gouvernement qu'elle mérite.

Bless you.  Need a tissue?
157  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on: November 05, 2014, 09:30:23 PM

Quote from: ATB on November 05, 2014, 09:02:01 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on November 05, 2014, 07:40:18 PM

just as an fyi, there have to be some dedicated servers going on because I've seen all 12 players have bad ping numerous times.  This can't happen in the old system since one person is the host.  I think the problems are more related to being thrown to distant servers and individual player lag + lag compensation instead.

I connected to a french host yesterday...at least i think so. Everyone speaking in french was kind of a give away i think..also they spent the whole game running away.

I laughed
158  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 10 on: November 05, 2014, 09:28:05 PM




159  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 9 on: November 03, 2014, 07:15:50 PM
Offensive line is offensive.  Kap had no time whatsoever.  And they abandoned the run again.  What happens when they stop running, they lose.

Coaches need to step up
160  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Is the Ebola in Texas thread gone? on: November 03, 2014, 02:47:16 AM
Eco has been temped banned for 3 months for continuously circumventing his ban from R&P by posting political comments in his sig, and outside the R&P forums.  He has been warned a few times by myself and by Ron.  I haven't heard anything from Ron or Farley so I made this decision on my own. 

He will be allowed back in 3 months if he chooses.

I'm also locking this thread since it serves no more purpose.
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