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1  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [TV] How to Get Away With Murder on: October 20, 2014, 11:40:09 PM
Is anyone watching this?  Oddly enough this has turned out to be my favorite new show of the season, and it really wasn't on my radar at all originally.  Kind of a blend between a traditional lawyer type show mixed with Grey's Anatomy (think sexy interns and inter-competition) in a Revenge-like format with a murder plot overlay.  Viola Davis (The Help) is the lead, she's over-the-top but awesome all around.

Yes it's soapy, surprisingly sexy/sleazy and a bit cheesy in parts, but it's a hell of a lot of fun.  Where else could you get away with an awesome line like:

"Why is your penis on this dead girls' phone?"



2  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: October 20, 2014, 11:31:22 PM
Another great episode, not quite as exciting as the premiere but some good stuff.  It's fun to see the whole gang together again and on the move and (more or less) in halfway decent spirits.  Obviously that's not gonna last lol.

Question/Theory:

Spoiler for Hiden:
Throughout the cellar/water sequence I kept thinking someone would die or at least get bit.  I thought Bob might have been bit underwater but then they kind of went another direction.  Still, I couldn't tell what his crying sequence was all about, I was still suspecting he had been bitten and was essentially saying goodbye.  Could it be that he was bitten, and the leg that they ate was the infected one?  Ironically they would have saved him and possibly poisoned themselves?  Would be kind of cool but the previews didn't look like they were going that direction.
3  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Heroes of the Storm on: October 17, 2014, 11:16:25 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on October 16, 2014, 11:59:51 PM

I know next to nothing about LoL or DoTA or whatever other MOBAs you may have played, but if you describe some of your favorite heroes from other games I can probably recommend the closest HotS equivalent to you.

I used to play either a ranged shooter type or a healer/support the most.  Looks like the Demon Hunter chick and the Raynor guy are fine for the shooter.  I haven't tried any support characters yet, but probably will this weekend.

I haven't played a real match yet, just the tutorial, practice and then a cooperative game.  On a side note, can't believe all they gave for the coop was 10 gold, wtf lol!
4  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Heroes of the Storm on: October 16, 2014, 11:48:26 PM
Thanks for the advice Pug!  The invite I got said everything is carrying over into release? 

Also why are some of the Talents purple and inaccessible?  Do I have to buy those too?

Oh man I love that unicorn thing or whatever the heck it is!!
5  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Need community help! Dragon Age Inquisition on: October 16, 2014, 11:46:10 PM

Quote from: Turtle on October 16, 2014, 04:30:45 PM

Except that, these games are kind of about choice. So, you can always choose not to pursue any intimate relationships, at all.

Do that, and you have plenty of platonic relationships. It beats poopooing developers that actually go and let players have the option of pursuing an intimate relationship in their game.

Exactly, that's what I love about these games!!  It's one of the few RPGs I really felt like I got to choose exactly how I played the game, from how much I wanted to micromanage combat to how deep a relationship I might want to pursue with a given NPC.
6  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [SyFy] Z Nation on: October 16, 2014, 11:42:39 PM

Quote from: Drazzil on October 16, 2014, 01:40:32 PM

DJ Qualls on "The Core".

I don't think he did a particularly bad job as the nerd but he is not a great actor by any stretch of the imagination.

Yeah, it's a combo of his weak acting and the role.  If he joins the group I suspect I'd be much more tolerant. 
7  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: HBO to start "no cable sub required" streaming service in 2015 on: October 16, 2014, 11:41:24 PM
I had forgotten that regular pay-TV customers currently pay around $15/month already.  So it's hard to believe they will undercut that pricing much since I suspect most people would just dump that version for the cheaper one?  I read somewhere people were estimating $13-15/month, not sure where the figure came from.
8  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Heroes of the Storm on: October 16, 2014, 05:30:26 AM
I'm finally in!  Just making my way through the tutorial so far.  Definitely a fun and well polished tutorial at least  thumbsup
9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Need community help! Dragon Age Inquisition on: October 15, 2014, 11:34:52 PM

Quote from: naednek on October 15, 2014, 08:25:21 PM

why do we even care or need to have an relationship element at all.  Stupid.

Because we are people and people enjoy relationships with other people?   icon_wink

Honestly I think it adds tremendously to the richness of a game world when you start to actually care more about the characters you are interacting with.  And if the game relationships are well developed, the way the characters react to you should also have more depth and nuance if there is a "relationship element."  More so if the relationship was developed because of choices I made in the game as opposed to just linearly pushed forward by a fixed storyline.

If it's all done right, it can be a major game changer IMHO.  I really enjoyed Alistair in DA and I have to admit I kind of had a crush on him (as much as you can have a crush on a computer character); he's one of the few game characters from any game I actually remember fondly.  I didn't know at the time that romance options weren't possible with him, but just on the chance they were, I always steered my gameplay decisions in that direction.

Back to DA:I, I'm a little disappointed that I can't get Cullen.  That Dorian guy looks lame and that bull thing looks scary.
10  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: [PC] Who has graduated to 1440p? What do you think and what should I know? on: October 15, 2014, 11:23:34 PM

Quote from: Ridah on October 15, 2014, 09:53:11 PM

I bought a 970 GTX yesterday (4GM VRAM!) and now everything runs well... a little too well  ninja

Good 1440p monitors are somewhat affordable and I'm thinking about embarking on gaming at the increased resolution. I've done some searching and haven't found any definitive guides which makes me ambivalent because I don't know if I should be concerned, because not enough people are gaming at that resolution due to incompatibility issues, or reassuring because the upgrade is seamless and there's not much to say about it.

Do most if not all modern games support the resolution? If you play a game at 1080p does it look blurry or simply play windowed? Is the jump in image quality awesome?

Pretty much everything I've played the last year or more supports 1440.  I'm on a 27" iMac (running Windows) for reference, gaming at 2560x1440.  Playing at a lower resolution is generally fine, honestly I haven't found the resolution jump as stunning as I'd imagined in my head.  Obviously it depends on the game/engine you are running, but I really think most game developers are not pushing the envelope in terms of taking advantage of higher resolutions.  Maybe if/when the entertainment industry pushes forward to 4K it will become more of a priority?
11  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [SyFy] Z Nation on: October 15, 2014, 11:19:31 PM

Quote from: Scraper on October 15, 2014, 05:08:08 PM

Was anyone able to get past the 2nd episode. I tried but I just couldn't do it. So bad. I still have them all on the DVR though.

I've watched a few of them now, I almost quit after the first episode as well.  It does get slightly better. The last episode I saw did a little Terminus ripoff and was probably the best one so far.  I do kind of like the young sharpshooter kid they picked up too, he had a cute scene where he's asking if porn is good since apparently he had never seen any.  I can't stand the nerd guy though, I really think he brings the whole show down.
12  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: HBO to start "no cable sub required" streaming service in 2015 on: October 15, 2014, 04:56:32 PM
That's interesting, but I noticed no mention of cost was made at all.  How much are you willing to pay for the service?  $5/month would be a great price, but realistically I'm thinking it will be closer to $10.  I really have no idea honestly, seems like it would have to be cheaper than Netflix but if it were too cheap I wonder if it would be worth their effort.

Anyway, I understand that "a la carte" is what people are generally favoring, but the question then becomes what happens when you want, say, 10 different "a la carte" pieces at $10/month each?  You're back at $100/month to get the content you want... 
13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: October 15, 2014, 12:22:21 AM
What are you all doing for pre-orders if you are going PC?

I almost pulled the trigger doing it direct from EA/Origin, but I had some memory (can't remember specifically what) that people didn't do well with their ordering system in the past.  But...  I couldn't find digital downloads for the Deluxe Edition elsewhere. 
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Need community help! Dragon Age Inquisition on: October 15, 2014, 12:18:30 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on October 10, 2014, 08:19:41 PM

I've never played the Dragon Age games, largely because I'd rather control one character than a whole party, so maybe you could ask them what this game has that might attract those who enjoy Skyrim more than Baldur's Gate?  (although I know that's near sacrilege to the people who don't want this to be an action-y RPG)

It's been a while since I played, but I always felt like I was playing the games really focused as my main character - ME - and allowed the party to generally take care of itself.  Honestly if you were to ask me I'd say the game was much more similar in feel to Skyrim than BG, and it sounds like this sequel will be even more so in the sense that there's more freedom to explore.  

Now probably there was some limited amount of micromanagement I had to do, but for the most part I felt the games were very playable the way you wanted.  I chose to play them as more of a story/character focused ARPG.  Of course keep in mind that I did keep the difficulty lowered so I didn't need to worry much about managing battles.  And mainly I just tried to force as many gay romance scenarios as possible, but that's completely unrelated.   icon_twisted

Which leads to my question - will there still be the same opportunities for romances?
15  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Flash on: October 13, 2014, 07:58:39 PM
Upon my second viewing (awake) I definitely enjoyed it much more.  I still think the premiere lacked something, maybe a more interesting villain.  The weather dude was just kind of lame IMHO.  I mean what the heck was he planning to do with his stupid tornado lol? 

All in all I think the show has a lot of potential, definitely excited to see the addition of Robbie Ammell for more shirtless Ammell goodness.
16  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: October 13, 2014, 07:56:23 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on October 13, 2014, 06:49:15 PM

It's interesting to see how my feelings have Carol have changed from indifference (early on), to hatred (when she got kicked out of the prison), to omgwtfbbqsauce when she told someone to look at the flowers, to utter adoration when she played her bad-ass card this episode.

If I was a woman, I would totally go as blood covered Bad Ass Carol this Halloween.

Oh yeaaaahhhhhh!!!  So much awesomeness and Carol has really taken over the show as the biggest badass able to make the toughest decisions.  All without compromising her humanity; loved the HUG!!

Oddly enough, I was moved to tears multiple times during the episode.  I was so absorbed in the whole thing.  I even got the feeling when they aired the commercial celebrating the fans.  Damn I'm such a sap.
17  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: October 10, 2014, 04:43:43 PM

Quote from: Lee on October 10, 2014, 02:45:58 PM

I have to say I really miss the size of the 5, only because it was easier to use one handed. I could reach the upper left easily, and it just felt more comfortabLe to hold. As far as in pocket, the difference is barely noticeable. On the other hand, I really do like having a bigger screen and would hate to go back to a smaller size. I guess I have two years to figure which is more important.

This is exactly where I am.  The larger screen is really fantastic, and I suspect it will lead me to start playing more games on it.  But there's no way around the fact that it's overall a much less convenient size.  On top of things like not fitting well in pants and being awkward even on a belt, the weight balance when you hold it in one hand is just a bit off.  It's too top heavy or just too long IMHO, so it doesn't feel as secure in one hand as I'd like.  And I'd say my hands are average to large size.  I suspect the 6 would have been better for me, but I know myself and I'd always be wanting to try the larger one.
18  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Money pit so it seems. on: October 10, 2014, 04:34:57 PM
Unless it's a brand new house, I suspect the majority of houses can easily become money pits.  When I bought my house it looked like it was in really nice condition and just needed some minor updates, and only if/when I felt like it.  But the longer I live in it, the more things I see that could or really should be done.  I have a list of like 10 major things and 20 minor ones lol.  And that's AFTER spending around $40k on a kitchen remodel, and another $10k on flooring and water heater and AC.  Not to mention the 30 year mortgage which I've barely made a dent in.  So yeah...MONEY PIT!!!!
19  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Flash on: October 08, 2014, 08:22:10 PM
I was really looking forward to it but I felt it kind of fell a bit flat.  I think I fell asleep a couple times during the episode so that's not saying much.  I'll have to check it out again to give a better review.
20  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [iOS] Vainglory on: October 07, 2014, 09:25:31 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on October 07, 2014, 07:39:05 PM

If I'm not mistaken, ritt takes a flight to NZ and back every time an iOS game comes out with MOBA elements or adorable animals involved.

LMAO nice!!!

I keep a second iPad for NZ releases  icon_lol
21  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / [iOS] Vainglory on: October 07, 2014, 06:06:34 PM
http://www.vainglorygame.com/

This is the newest MOBA for iOS, the one demoed at the last Apple announcement.  It's still in soft launch (NZ) but I believe it's supposed to be released by the end of the month.  It's a 3v3 single lane with jungle map, simple but well done.  There's a shop in the middle of the map, as well as two mines in the jungle which make your minions stronger.  Couple of other things in the jungle area as well.

Tried it out last night and it's definitely impressive, I'd say the best MOBA I've played on a tablet.  Graphics were fantastic and the gameplay was solid.  It kept telling me I had a poor connection (200-300+ ping) but I had no problems playing.  The match was a little too long for what I'd like on tablet, but that also meant that there was considerable back and forth swings in the game momentum, which made for a pretty exciting first match for me.  I think I actually turned the tide in the match at a crucial juncture, and ended up with the best K/D ratio. 

If you want some portable MOBA action, this is probably as good as it gets.
22  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV]Gotham - Batman Prequel on: October 07, 2014, 05:31:05 PM
I definitely enjoyed last night's episode, and I like the references to Arkham, etc that seem like they should be leading up to more cool stuff, but...  I can't get Autistic Angel's comment out of my head.  Gotham is already a place filled with corruption left and right.  But no matter what good Jim Gordon accomplishes in this series, all it's going to amount to is everything getting even worse.  Even in a best case scenario that the show goes for 10 years, that little boy will only be 23 and not really Batman-ready.  And each year there're just going to be more and more criminals developing.

I guess we are just supposed to enjoy the ride, but it kind of feels defeatistic (I just made that word up).
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is your primary gaming device? on: October 06, 2014, 11:31:20 PM

Quote from: Gratch on October 06, 2014, 10:58:14 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on October 06, 2014, 08:49:19 PM

Gratch, let us know how the Banner Saga looks and plays. I can't find one review online.

Looks great, just as good as the PC version.  I do notice a little slowdown during battles though, but nothing that's a deal breaker. 

Only problem is that playing for longer than 15 minutes makes my iPad feel like it's going to melt.  Probably as hot as I've ever felt when running a game before.

Heh - ditto on the heat.  It's not horrible on my Retina Mini but definitely noticeable, and battery drains quick too.  The touch interface is not quite as precise and responsive as I'd hoped; sometimes it can be hard to tap on the exact square you want, which is obviously a big deal in a game of this type.  Other than that it's pretty amazing to be playing this on a tablet.
24  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Strain on: October 06, 2014, 11:28:40 PM
I enjoyed the finale much more than the last few episodes, but overall I felt like the series didn't live up to the feeling I got from the premiere.  While I enjoyed the team based action sequences, I really have to wonder just how it is that everyone seems to have "levelled up" their skills lol.  Supposedly the whole first season was just happening over the course of two weeks (?) and yet somehow everyone seems to have deadshot shooting capability as well as sword decapitation precision.  I guess it's all in good fun!
25  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicles on: October 06, 2014, 11:25:00 PM
I loved and raved about the first book.  The second one was a major disappointment for me, half the time I felt like I was reading some cheesy romance novel.  I get the sense that Rothfuss is moving into that "too pretentious for his own good" space that George RR Martin went to a while back.  Hopefully both authors will come back down to earth to conclude their respective series.
26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/06) on: October 06, 2014, 07:42:07 PM
Gonna get 2K15 for Xbone, hopefully the network crap will be better this year.
27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is your primary gaming device? on: October 06, 2014, 07:40:45 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on October 05, 2014, 11:55:43 PM

My primary platform is probably iOS nowadays.  I buy a higher quantity of games on iOS than on any other platform, and it's the only platform I game on at some point every day without fail. 

After that, PC, PS4, and XB1 are pretty much tied.  I go to whichever one has the game I happen to be into at any given time.  My PC probably edges out the consoles as far as "primary" qualifications, since Steam sales mean I buy a crapton more on the PC.

My 3DS is my most disappointing current platform.

100% ditto for me.  Although I'd add Vita to the disappointing platforms smile

I've spent so much money on other platforms, but iOS is where I'm spending all my time these days.  Will likely head back to PC for Dragon Age.
28  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Windows 10 announced on: October 01, 2014, 09:10:55 PM
I thought they skipped 9 because people hated 8 so much they wanted to distance themselves further from it.   icon_twisted icon_twisted icon_twisted
29  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Strain on: September 30, 2014, 11:34:09 PM
Aside from the hit squad, I've found the last few episodes a bit dull.  The Master's huge lips are just horrible, the blond chick is completely unconvincing as a master hacker that brought down the entire networking infrastructure, Abraham is acting like a crazy senile badger, and I miss Sam.  Characters I don't care about keep dying, it just makes me kind of numb to the whole thing.  I can't put a finger on which episode it seemed to take a turn.  Thinking back, I did enjoy the one when the gang is in the gas station, as well as the backtrack episode with the wife.  Maybe the finale will turn things around a bit to set up next season.
30  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV]Gotham - Batman Prequel on: September 29, 2014, 08:21:40 PM
So is anyone giving this a shot?

I found the premiere pretty decent based on the acting and overall look/feel of the show, but I still have doubts as to how this is a sustainable concept.  Sure it's cute to see little Catwoman, young Poison Ivy and pre-pubescent Batman (I like that kid they chose too, he was in Touch last year) - plus Penguin and Riddler, etc. - but... how far can they take these characters and hold our interest?  I will continue to watch for Ben McKenzie, but so far he's pretty much the same character he played in Southland, except less interesting.

I think I read the show is based on a comic series, so that gives me some hope that there is a bigger overall arc/plan for the TV show, but all in all it feels like a really nice production and cast wasted on a poor premise. 
31  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Gauntlet on: September 25, 2014, 11:22:38 PM
I only got to try it out a few minutes last night but I really liked what I saw.  Keyboard controls were a pain though so I'm going to look into using a controller.  Really feel like this would be better on a console.
32  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 25, 2014, 11:20:08 PM
It's been nearly a week of usage for me, and while I can't say I'm regretting the decision, I still feel like the Plus is just a tad too big as a primary phone device.  Little things like how it sits in my pockets, how it feels to use/hold in one hand, the positioning of the off button - they are all kind of off for me.  I'm now trying a belt pouch/case in addition to the Apple leather case (which is fantastic btw), but that has its own awkwardness associated with it when sitting down. 

The tradeoff is of course the larger (and gorgeous) screen.  That would really be hard to give up now that I'm getting used to it.  Haven't tried the camera out enough to know if it's really that much better, and don't know about battery life.

This is the first Apple purchase I've made in a long time that I'm kind of on the fence on.
33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes on: September 24, 2014, 11:21:12 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 24, 2014, 07:31:53 PM

Yeah, it seems the heroes are really gimped at the beginning so that you can unlock all of the skills to make them actually fun.   icon_confused   

I played a little last night, fairly enjoyable.  There did seem to be a huge discrepancy in power between Black Widow and Thor at level 1.  I guess that's really as it should be based on their powers, but usually these types of games find a better balance.
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (09/22) on: September 22, 2014, 08:40:42 PM
I pre-ordered Inifinity a while back, I don't actually remember why lol.  I think it was mostly due to obsession with Guardians.

I didn't realize Gauntlet was coming out but I'll get that for sure.
35  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 22, 2014, 08:36:43 PM

Quote from: Graham on September 22, 2014, 07:15:06 PM

I will be upgrading my phone, but I'm not sure about getting the 6 Plus since it seems so big.  I currently have a 4S, so anything would be an improvement for me.  Has anyone handled the 6 Plus and thought it was too big?

I have the 6 plus, and for some things I do feel like it's a bit too big as a phone.  I can't really comfortably use it one-handed, even with the new features that are supposed to help with that.  I suspect it may just take some getting used to, but I feel like it causes more fatigue in my hand as well because of the width.  It fits OK in my pockets (haven't tried jeans yet), but it certainly leaves more of an impression that it's there, and for whatever reason I feel like it's more fragile or prone to being dropped when I take it in and out of my pocket.  I ordered an additional sleeve/belt holster so that might help in the long run.

Overall I do love the screen and I really like the new dual column mode in mail and messaging.  I haven't got to test the camera out yet but from what I've read I suspect that will be a key feature over time.  Gaming is also more enjoyable on the larger screen.

The way I described it to a friend of mine, in terms of the way I use and hold it, it feels more to me like a mini iPad mini, as opposed to a giant iPhone.  Not sure if that makes sense or not.  
36  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Summer TV Binge Watching Report on: September 17, 2014, 04:48:56 PM

Quote from: rittchard on September 16, 2014, 08:59:20 PM

Quote from: EddieA on September 16, 2014, 08:21:39 AM

Quote from: rittchard on September 15, 2014, 05:45:22 PM

Presently I'm in the middle of Parks and Recreation.  I don't recall why I never got into it before, but I am just totally in love with the show now.  I mainly wanted to see Chris Pratt, but really the entire cast is fantastic and just grows on me more and more.  And I admit I am absolutely obsessed with Chris Pratt, who am I kidding?  I think chubby/dumb Chris Pratt is even more appealing than handsome/buff/action Chris Pratt, it's insane that it's the same guy.

What season are you on?  I consider season 4 to be the greatest single season in sitcom history, so if you haven't watched it yet, you're in for a treat.  Unfortunately, it goes downhill after that, but season 4 alone would have sealed its place on the list of greatest sitcoms ever.

Sweet, I was afraid I was already in the peak time!  I'm in the middle of Season 3, which I thus far have found fantastic.  For YK, I'd definitely recommend at least trying Season 2+.  I felt like Season 1 was a bit off, like they were trying too hard to make Amy Poehler the female version of Michael Scott.  Season 2 and 3 they tweaked her persona effectively, and all of the support characters really start to come alive IMHO. 

Slight addendum, apparently I am already right in the middle of Season 4, and it is definitely filled with awesome sauce!
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MS Buys Minecraft on: September 16, 2014, 09:16:32 PM
I never got into Minecraft at all but apparently it's a very popular thing with kids.  My 9yo nephew has never played the game but went through an obsessive period with it just watching Youtube streams of other people playing the game. 
38  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Summer TV Binge Watching Report on: September 16, 2014, 08:59:20 PM

Quote from: EddieA on September 16, 2014, 08:21:39 AM

Quote from: rittchard on September 15, 2014, 05:45:22 PM

Presently I'm in the middle of Parks and Recreation.  I don't recall why I never got into it before, but I am just totally in love with the show now.  I mainly wanted to see Chris Pratt, but really the entire cast is fantastic and just grows on me more and more.  And I admit I am absolutely obsessed with Chris Pratt, who am I kidding?  I think chubby/dumb Chris Pratt is even more appealing than handsome/buff/action Chris Pratt, it's insane that it's the same guy.

What season are you on?  I consider season 4 to be the greatest single season in sitcom history, so if you haven't watched it yet, you're in for a treat.  Unfortunately, it goes downhill after that, but season 4 alone would have sealed its place on the list of greatest sitcoms ever.

Sweet, I was afraid I was already in the peak time!  I'm in the middle of Season 3, which I thus far have found fantastic.  For YK, I'd definitely recommend at least trying Season 2+.  I felt like Season 1 was a bit off, like they were trying too hard to make Amy Poehler the female version of Michael Scott.  Season 2 and 3 they tweaked her persona effectively, and all of the support characters really start to come alive IMHO. 
39  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Summer TV Binge Watching Report on: September 15, 2014, 05:45:22 PM
Well the summer TV season is winding down, looks like the Fall shows are starting up as early as this week.

The last few summers I've been doing binge watching on shows I missed during the regular season, and it's turned out pretty well.  This summer I started with Person of Interest at my sister's repeated recommendation.  First season was a little slow for me, but I really got into the second and third seasons and I'm really looking forward to it now.

Next up I did Orphan Black, which was just fantastic from the getgo.  Actually it took maybe the first 2-3 episodes to completely sell me, but after that I was hooked.  Definitely see what all the fuss was about, and the lead actress really deserved at bare minimum an Emmy nomination. 

Presently I'm in the middle of Parks and Recreation.  I don't recall why I never got into it before, but I am just totally in love with the show now.  I mainly wanted to see Chris Pratt, but really the entire cast is fantastic and just grows on me more and more.  And I admit I am absolutely obsessed with Chris Pratt, who am I kidding?  I think chubby/dumb Chris Pratt is even more appealing than handsome/buff/action Chris Pratt, it's insane that it's the same guy.

Anyone else do any binge watching?
40  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Apple Watch on: September 11, 2014, 11:35:09 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on September 11, 2014, 12:45:44 AM

That right there may be one of the reasons I don't really get the thing. I am about as far removed from a "watch guy" as there probably is. I don't think I ever wore a wristwatch at all until I was in my 20s. The concept of spending more than like $100 on a thing that tells time sounds utterly insane.

I did appreciate from the article that he explained some of the things that would make it appealing if you are into watches though.

What I think will be interesting is to see if non-watch people get sucked into it for some reason or another.  Prior to the iPad I had many spirited debates about the "use case" of a tablet; a lot of people just didn't think they'd ever want one or couldn't visualize what the use cases would be.  Maybe it will take a killer app or just some unforeseen usage case, I'm looking forward to it.  As an example, today while driving to work I noticed my eye often glances naturally around my wrist level - seems like an opportunity for something cool.

Ironically, though I'd never consider myself a real "watch guy", I used to wear watches as a kid all the way through college and work until... the iPhone lol.  I pretty much stopped wearing a watch once I realized I was using the phone to check time. 
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