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1  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Constantine on: Today at 12:18:52 PM

Quote from: Turtle on Today at 07:33:55 AM

It was cancelled, although I think it still has some episodes left to air, or go to video.

It was not canceled.  They just decided the first season will be only 13 episodes, the last 5 of which will air starting January 2015.  It's up for renewal for a second season, but the network has yet to decide if there will be a second season or not.
2  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] James Bond #24: SPECTRE on: December 11, 2014, 02:22:56 PM
I rewatched the movie yesterday up to the point where Bond gets to the Skyfall estate, and nothing up to that point hints at, or mentions, SPECTRE.
3  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Calculator on: December 09, 2014, 03:24:15 PM
Calculator on the computer.
4  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help/Advice for amateur fighting on: December 09, 2014, 04:16:13 AM
Congrats on the win, Kato!
5  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] James Bond #24: SPECTRE on: December 07, 2014, 08:20:37 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on December 07, 2014, 07:34:53 PM

The gist is that somewhere along they way, they figure out that there's a shadowy organization calling Quantum's shots, with it being revealed at the end of Skyfall, with Bond effectively going up the chain. That would certainly explain Quantum's involvement in the next movie. Of course, another theory could be that it's a splinter group.

Errr...yeah, I don't remember ANY of that, since a) there's no reveal of Quantum that I know of at all in Skyfall, and b) the Bond Wiki says Quantum doesn't feature in Skyfall at all.
6  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] James Bond #24: SPECTRE on: December 07, 2014, 02:46:06 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on December 07, 2014, 07:03:26 AM

The way I saw it according to the 3 previous in the way they were building things up, was that Quantum was a sub-division of sorts from within the bigger Spectre. I seem to remember Skyfall pushing it into that direction.

Maybe I need to watch it again, but the feeling I got from Skyfall was that Quantum wasn't involved in any way.
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Uncharted 4 on: December 07, 2014, 02:37:32 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on December 06, 2014, 10:51:55 PM

Quote from: Teggy on December 06, 2014, 10:13:03 PM

Sometimes I really hate Neogaf. The whole thread over there is people arguing about framerate and whether it looks as good as the teaser. Doesn't anyone care about the game anymore?

Yes but not at NeoGaf

Quote from: Ridah on December 07, 2014, 09:59:11 AM

The footage is definitely in the 30fps range.

Here's hoping for a PC port  icon_lol

Not here, either.
8  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] James Bond #24: SPECTRE on: December 05, 2014, 10:18:58 PM
Apparently Quantum may be involved in this movie somehow.
9  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: James Bond #24: SPECTRE on: December 05, 2014, 02:49:20 PM
Why is this thread titled Bond #27 when everyone else acknowledges this to be Bond #24?
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Telltale and Game of Thrones! on: December 05, 2014, 02:48:00 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on December 05, 2014, 02:39:58 PM

Quote from: TiLT on December 05, 2014, 02:26:29 PM

Quote from: Scraper on December 05, 2014, 02:17:51 PM

I haven't really seen the preview at each commercial thing on American TV so I'm not sure what you mean by that.

It's the kind of thing where they'll say "coming up next" or similar phrases, then show a couple of things to try to hook you into watching until the next commercial. My impression is that it's very common. GameTrailers used to do this kind of thing too with their Bonus Round videos, but they must have gotten complaints, because they've stopped.

I've never heard of a preview at any point except at the end to tease what's coming next week.

Yeah, I'm not sure what shows Tilt is watching, but outside of BSG doing that kind of tease after their credits, I don't see that sort of thing in US TV other than a "here's what's coming next week" blurb at the end of a show.

Quote from: Dante Rising on December 05, 2014, 02:43:38 PM

I'm with Tilt on this one. I'm playing the Walking Dead currently, and I absolutely detest their "in our next episode sequences". These chapters are only about an hour long, so I don't want anything to be given away. But you can't skip them. And then it's soon afterward followed by "in our LAST episode..."

I played the last episode thirty f!cking seconds ago! I don't need a recap. Especially one I can't skip. What an inconsiderate oversight.

An inconsiderate oversight?  You sound like ibdoomed.
11  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: December 04, 2014, 04:18:38 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on December 03, 2014, 11:43:09 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on December 03, 2014, 10:49:23 PM

Quote from: hepcat on December 03, 2014, 03:52:43 PM

Sorry...catholic priest.

You know that's not why I was rolling my eyes at Bullwinkle, right?

 Roll Eyes

Meh. 
12  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: December 03, 2014, 10:49:23 PM

Quote from: hepcat on December 03, 2014, 03:52:43 PM

Sorry...catholic priest.

You know that's not why I was rolling my eyes at Bullwinkle, right?
13  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: December 03, 2014, 02:54:59 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on December 03, 2014, 01:28:09 PM

Also, they do have a priest...

Come on.   Roll Eyes
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (12/2) on: December 02, 2014, 04:18:27 PM
This week, I bought the PS4 GTA5/TLoU Remastered bundle, and Shadows of Mordor, The Walking Dead Season 2, and Worms Battleground (free) for XBone.
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: December 02, 2014, 04:45:31 AM

Quote from: Teggy on December 02, 2014, 04:44:29 AM

Quote from: pr0ner on December 02, 2014, 04:40:35 AM

Some hacker group called Lizard Squad (the same one that shut down the PSN earlier this year) DDoSed XBox Live today, claiming it was a taste for what's to come come Christmas.

As in they'll do it again on Xmas or that's just what happens every Xmas because too many people are playing?

As in they'll do it again at Christmas on a bigger scale.
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: December 02, 2014, 04:40:35 AM
Some hacker group called Lizard Squad (the same one that shut down the PSN earlier this year) DDoSed XBox Live today, claiming it was a taste for what's to come come Christmas.
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: December 01, 2014, 10:06:53 PM
New patch (Version 1.1) is out as of today.

Interesting features:

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The version 1.1 update, which is available now, introduces a major change to the upgrade path for exotic weapons and armor namely, that they no longer require Ascendant Energy and Shards, respectively, to upgrade. Instead, the final upgrade step for all exotic items will now require a new material type, the Exotic Shard. That material can be obtained by dismantling an existing exotic weapon, or by purchasing one from Xur for seven Strange Coins. The patch also raises the base attack level for all exotic weapons; it used to be 260.

In addition, Bungie finally buffed numerous exotic weapons, since many players felt that certain ones did not live up to the billing. That includes notable improvements to the hand cannon Thorn, the fusion rifle Vex Mythoclast and the PlayStation-exclusive auto rifle Monte Carlo.

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But perhaps the most welcome change for Destiny players looking to upgrade items is that they'll now be able to purchase natural materials Spinmetal from Earth, Helium Filaments from the Moon, Spirit Blooms from Venus and Relic Iron from Mars with Vanguard and Crucible marks, rather than having to spend boring hours farming them.
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3,360,PS4,XB1,PC] Grand Theft Auto V on: November 24, 2014, 03:42:25 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on November 23, 2014, 08:39:52 PM

For some reason this game isn't grabbing me like Red Dead did.  I think it's because everything is just driving.  I recall Red Dead having different missions that were not just ride your horse.

It is called Grand Theft Auto....
19  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Destiny Raid 11-12-14 on: November 22, 2014, 01:50:39 PM
We couldn't get 6 people for this (only made it to 4), but Fumble and I would still like to try this soon if possible.
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on: November 22, 2014, 01:02:46 AM

Quote from: Kvothe on November 21, 2014, 05:43:46 PM

I tried to do it but Tapatalk gave me a weird registration prompt.  Andrew told you the gist of it though, kinda crazy on ATVI's part in my opinion.

If I was into posting videos and things, this would make me post even more... 

For COD to be so well reviewed, the impressions here surprise me a bit.  I stopped playing it after MW2 myself.

Some people here are overly jaded or think games stink if they don't do well playing them.

On the technical side, the game is still top notch and the controls are still excellent, which leads to the good reviews.  I still enjoy COD games for the SP aspect, and if I can occasionally shoot people in MP with friends, all the better.  Especially since playing with friends usually means winning, and I'd rather win matches than care hardcore about having OMG l33t stats.
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What's your biggest gaming disappointment/sleeper hit of 2014? on: November 22, 2014, 12:59:30 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on November 21, 2014, 10:01:35 PM

Quote from: Caine on November 21, 2014, 08:41:40 PM

Quote from: farley2k on November 21, 2014, 06:23:41 PM

I was rather shocked by how bland Destiny turned out to be.  I knew it wasn't a full SP game but I expected something better than just re-running the same patrol missions in the hope of getting better loot, just to get better loot so I can re-run the same patrol missions to get better loot, etc. 

It sure it pretty though. 
This sums it up pretty well.  Pretty/bland

My lightbulb moment came after spending an hour in front of the loot cave.  I played for an hour, got a few blues and more greens, and went from level 20 to level 20 with ~10  more light points .  I looked back and thought what I could be playing instead that I would actually enjoy and everything was more enticing. 

The loot cave was a red herring.  People are used to improving their characters through loot drops, and the loot cave looked like the most reliable way to get those drops, but the advancement from level 20-28 happens through increasing faction reputation so you can buy your next set of gear.  That faction reputation advances naturally from playing the game the way you want to in all the various PvE and PvP activities.

Not that it's at all your fault for thinking you needed loot drops for your gear at the point.  The nutty game design has your gear improve from loot drops in levels 1-20, then from faction purchases from 20-28, and then it goes right back to you needing raid loot drops for 28-30.   

I actually got to ~24 just with random loot drops, and hit 25 buying something from Xur.  I'm almost at the point where I can buy armor from Ikora.

I'll note that the latest patch tweaked armor so that it has a starting and ending light value now.  You can now rank up your light value (and your player) somewhat simply by upgrading your gear.
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: November 22, 2014, 12:44:31 AM
As seen here, Fumble and I are looking to do the Vault of Glass for the first time tonight.  Any interested takers?  Looking to get started around 830 EST, but may consider a different time.

XBox One, FYI.
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on: November 11, 2014, 12:36:24 AM

Quote from: gellar on November 10, 2014, 10:48:48 PM

Honestly how on earth are you guys even playing this game right now? The lag makes me quit after two rounds.

I played with several GTers for a couple hours last night and it was, by far, the best lag experience I've had (ie there was almost none). 

What's your NAT setting?
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on: November 09, 2014, 02:03:30 PM
They might play smooth, but the issue is when you have someone lined up center mass in your sights, pull the trigger, don't kill him, and die after. 

Or die when someone melees you after they've run past you.

That's where the server and lag issues pop up.
25  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: GOP Storms Congress: FulL Control of Senate and House on: November 07, 2014, 03:28:48 PM
Young people should care more, and they don't (other than getting on their soap box on Facebook when things don't go their way).  Sad, really.
26  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Is the Ebola in Texas thread gone? on: November 01, 2014, 02:59:52 AM
You're a European soccer fan, and you didn't know that monkey/chimp/ape and associated noises and/or banana tossing isn't racist?

 Roll Eyes
27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: October 31, 2014, 09:58:04 PM
I've got the currency - would buying Voidfang Vestments from Zur be worth it?
28  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: October 29, 2014, 05:52:57 PM
This week's heroic weekly strike wasn't too bad.  Especially after I found out my void damage sniper rifle did ridiculous damage on Sekrion.
29  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: October 28, 2014, 01:43:20 AM

Quote from: Scraper on October 28, 2014, 12:52:07 AM

A chest on the moon.  But my guess is that its really rare for them to drop in a chest.

I'm still not sure what you're talking about having found in a chest on the moon.
30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: October 22, 2014, 08:36:40 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on October 22, 2014, 03:02:40 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on October 22, 2014, 02:30:54 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on October 22, 2014, 01:39:01 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on October 22, 2014, 02:47:25 AM

Well, this week's weekly heroic strike is a pain in the ass with just two people.  Egads.

Yeah, Mikagami and I were banging our heads on the wall doing that one.  We did fine up until the Phogoth room, and mainly had issues with all the AOE bombardment from Knights and Wizards.  We finally did ok when we retreated to the room right before the room the Shrieker spawns in and fought off the minion waves from there.  When it was just us and Phogoth, it was still extremely tedious and boring whittling down his bullet sponge HP bar.

Wait, the knights and wizards eventually stop spawning?  I thought they always kept coming randomly during that fight.

Not only do they stop spawning, apparently there's some trigger that makes existing ones despawn.  Things got quiet in our cheese room so we ventured into the main room to clean up.  A moment later and the last few wizards just vanished.

Fascinating.  Every other time I've ever tried that strike (during the story playthrough or from the strike playlist), I don't recall the spawn stopping.  Do you have an idea of how long it took before they quit spawning?  Or where this "trigger" might be?
31  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: October 22, 2014, 02:30:54 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on October 22, 2014, 01:39:01 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on October 22, 2014, 02:47:25 AM

Well, this week's weekly heroic strike is a pain in the ass with just two people.  Egads.

Yeah, Mikagami and I were banging our heads on the wall doing that one.  We did fine up until the Phogoth room, and mainly had issues with all the AOE bombardment from Knights and Wizards.  We finally did ok when we retreated to the room right before the room the Shrieker spawns in and fought off the minion waves from there.  When it was just us and Phogoth, it was still extremely tedious and boring whittling down his bullet sponge HP bar.

Wait, the knights and wizards eventually stop spawning?  I thought they always kept coming randomly during that fight.
32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: October 22, 2014, 02:29:08 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on October 22, 2014, 07:28:50 AM

Quote from: pr0ner on October 22, 2014, 02:47:25 AM

Well, this week's weekly heroic strike is a pain in the ass with just two people.  Egads.

super easy, even solo Tongue

You're also a lot higher level than I am, with all your fancy legendary and exotic gear!  Tongue
33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: October 22, 2014, 02:47:25 AM
Well, this week's weekly heroic strike is a pain in the ass with just two people.  Egads.
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: October 19, 2014, 05:39:39 PM

Quote from: Clanwolfer on October 19, 2014, 04:01:47 PM

This year's edition of the NHL app is decently usable, but seems to have a bug where closed captioning is on by default every. single. time. I join a stream. Super annoying.

Really?  I've never had that issue with the NHL app.
35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] Bayonetta 2 on: October 06, 2014, 03:03:16 PM


Yeah.  This might have sold me on a Wii U, finally.
36  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Guardians of the Galaxy on: August 04, 2014, 12:01:52 AM

Quote from: Alefroth on August 03, 2014, 04:45:32 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on August 01, 2014, 05:08:55 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 01, 2014, 05:02:15 PM

Question for those who saw it:  is the 3D worth the extra cost of admission?  Or does it seem tacked on or superfluous?

Go see it in IMAX- the entire movie was filmed with an IMAX camera

I read it wasn't

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If you are wondering whether it is worth it to see it in Imax 3-D, then the answer is more complicated than you might think. It definitely enhanced the experience, but I am not sure if it needed to be Imax. Since only portions of the film were shot in Imax, the aspect ratio is constantly changing, which can be annoying. I would probably recommend seeing it just in 3-D, as some of the shots look incredible just because of their depth. The only downside is that the 3-D is very cool at the beginning, but as you get used to it, it stops being noticeable.

Both of these are not true.  They merely opened up parts of the movie to 1.90:1 for IMAX, and framed those shots with open/IMAX framing in mind, but IMAX cameras were NOT used.  The only movie released in 2014 actually shot with IMAX cameras at all was Transformers 4.
37  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Chic fil a and their overly religious behavior. on: July 27, 2014, 08:40:26 PM

Quote from: Teggy on July 27, 2014, 02:22:13 AM

WELCOME TO MOOOOOOES

WELCOME TO FIREHOUSE!
38  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Weird Al's Latest Album, Mandatory Fun on: July 23, 2014, 01:35:53 AM
Word Crimes is utterly brilliant.  That, alone, makes the album worth it.
39  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 11, 2014, 01:38:13 PM
40  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 09, 2014, 01:49:58 PM
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