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121  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So, I've been in the hostpital - A warning on: March 03, 2014, 07:04:39 PM

Quote from: Turtle on March 02, 2014, 09:45:38 PM

They say diabetes is manageable, but it's still a drain on the psyche.


It's hard to explain the psychological impact to someone who doesn't have it.  Often times it's still hard for me to understand myself and it can become so frustrating.  Doctors seem elusive when you ask about "curing" it, or what the exact effects are.  You'll get loaded with horror stories about going blind and having your legs amputated if you don't do this or that, but it almost feels like you're a little kid and all the adults in the planet have created this "boogeyman" to scare you into being healthier.  Not that that's necessarily a bad thing, but there's this inherent guilt complex attached - like the decisions you make/made to eat that extra donut or drink that third Mountain Dew - are what put you over the top and now you are condemned to suffer the rest of your life. 

Little things you take for granted now all come with this guilt associated to them.  The other day I went to the market and got stopped by some girl scouts selling cookies.  I glared at them as I walked past them, but I swear I was this close to saying "thanks bitches I already have diabetes" to them.  So first I felt bad that I "can't" just scarf down a ton of cookies whenever I feel like.  And then of course I felt bad for being such an asshole, even though I didn't actually say anything. 

Every time I see someone who looks more overweight than I am eating something delicious, all I can think of is why don't they have diabetes.  It's stupid but I can't help it.  I try to not let it guide my every thought, but particularly early on after diagnosis I was just completely obsessed. 

All I can say is it isn't easy, and managing your psyche/depression is every bit as important as the physical factors.  At some point I realized I just had to give myself some mental leeway/relaxation, and that has helped a bit.
122  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead tap dances onto AMC for Season 4 on: March 03, 2014, 06:48:12 PM
As I mentioned before, I think it all boils down to how you feel about the specific characters.  While I appreciated what they doing in last night's episode, I found myself pretty bored and constantly hoping the duo would bump into someone, anyone else.  I've never been much on the Daryl bandwagon (except when he's with Carol), and Beth doesn't do much for me either.  So correspondingly I found this to be the most boring episode of the entire season, maybe of the entire series.  Obviously this is a purely personal bias as I know there are a lot of Daryl fans out there.  That said, I still think the episode would have benefited from having at least 1 or 2 more characters in it, particularly at this junction of the season (right after introducing Sarge, etc).  Even the Rick/Carl ep many of you didn't like had a Michonne story in it, plus it was placed in an almost "interlude" type of position from a series standpoint. 
123  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: March 03, 2014, 06:39:07 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on March 02, 2014, 02:14:48 AM

I still miss putting points into stats and upgrades, but I suppose that won't ever change in this game.

You'll get a little bit of that feel *after* you hit level 60 (70 in the expansion).  Why they structured it like this is still something I'll never understand, but whatever it's better than nothing.

For those of you that haven't followed the late/end-game, Blizzard added in a post-max leveling system dubbed Paragon levels (plvls).  The original version worked differently, but here's how it works now.  Once you hit the level cap (60 right now, 70 only if/when you activate the expansion), you start to accrue experience in a new level pool.  Yes, that's right, you get to start leveling all over again lol.  Each plvl you get to spend a point in 1 of 4 sub-categories, with each category having (I think) 4 or 5 different choices on what to improve.  Choices range from your base stats to increased attack speed or improved life on hit.  It's not going to be that big a deal but certainly for min/maxxers trying to optimize to a particular build, or to help fill in some gaps in your gear, it certainly gives some additional knobs to tweak.

The interesting thing about the system is that ALL of your account characters share the same plvl, and can use the increases as soon as they are created.  Any paragon xp you earn while playing a max level character earns xp toward this pool, so you can switch back and forth between your characters and you are always making progress for all of them.  While you play your lower level characters, you can use the paragon bonuses while still playing the game as you normally would and earning "regular" xp.  All in all I really like the system, it gives you a little something extra to play with while hunting for gear. 
124  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Survivor 2014: Brawn, Beauty and No Brains! on: February 28, 2014, 09:54:04 PM

Quote from: ATB on February 28, 2014, 04:03:35 PM

Glad to see that there's still a dedicated fan for this show. smile

Yeah kind of surprising after so many years and so many seasons.  I think the show still averages around 10 million viewers per week, much declined but still pretty good all things considered.
125  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Film] Liam Neeson in Non-Stop on: February 27, 2014, 10:39:50 PM
I am really not a Liam Neeson fan in general, but I love his movies.  I think I've seen every one of his revenge-y movies and loved them.  As soon as I saw the preview for this I was totally excited to see it.  Unfortunately no one else I hang out with shares my enthusiasm lol.

Looking forward to hearing what you guys say about it.
126  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Arizona passes controversial anti-gay bill on: February 27, 2014, 09:02:22 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on February 27, 2014, 03:28:43 AM

Part of me is going to miss the entertainment value that the resulting shitstorm would've provided, but the more responsible part is glad this is settled for now.

That's pretty much how I feel.  I mean, the backlash would have been awesome to watch.  But seriously once Tim Cook got involved I knew it was all over but the vetoing.
127  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [TV] Survivor 2014: Brawn, Beauty and No Brains! on: February 27, 2014, 08:59:57 PM
So the new season is upon us, this time with 3 tribes of 6 featuring "brains" "brawn" and "beauty."  Exactly how they chose their partitioning of contestants is fairly questionable, but the season is off to a fun start.

This season is a little more old school, i.e. no previous cast members and no redemption island.  The only contestant you might have ever heard of before is former NBA player Cliff Robinson, who I'm familiar with having seen him play against the Lakers a lot.   

The first episode was pretty amusing all in all.  The "brains" tribe is a complete train wreck.  I think the only criteria they had was that IQ scores were >130 or something like that.  Seeing these tools in action made me refer to where I just took the test in about 10 minutes to get an idea of what was tested.  FWIW, I got a 131 score without really trying (had to guess on a few to not waste time).  It's mostly a bunch of letter, logic and arithmetic puzzle type of stuff, not a single thing that I would consider useful for Survivor.  So I guess it's no surprise how horrible the Brain tribe is.  Kind of annoying for me because I kind of have the hots for that pasty nerd Spencer and he is definitely on the bottom now (pun intended).

For you straight guys, a couple of the beauties I personally think are pretty spectacular this season.  I mean genuinely very attractive/pretty/cute.  And one of them has huge boobies/cleavage if you are into that.  The guys on the beauty tribe are kinda meh for me but whatever. 

I haven't figured out who the real contenders are yet, but there are plenty of players that can be pretty much ruled out immediately.  Really hoping Tasha and Spencer can last long enough to make it to the merge but it doesn't look good at the moment. 
128  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So, I've been in the hostpital - A warning on: February 27, 2014, 08:25:21 PM
Yeah please feel free to vent, and hope you realize we are all pulling for you!

As for your feelings of regret and depression, I can whole-heartedly say I understand and sympathize.  I almost started a blog called "Fuck You, Diabetes" to rant because I was constantly raging about it every day.  The highlight for me was some lady had written some heath tips in the newspaper which came across to me as condescending and I sent her a really nasty email and tore her to shreds.  Not my finest moment lol.

It's been about 6 months now for me and I am still filled with a ton of bitterness and anger at myself.  Of course as they say hindsight is 20/20 and there's really nothing to do but move forward, which of course just makes me more upset.  While I know I am relatively lucky if I can maintain on pills and diet changes, it's still frustrating to have some bizarre stigma in the back of your mind that feels like will never go away.  Every time I see a cookie or donut or cupcake, it drives me nuts.  Not that I've cut all sweets out of my diet, but I hate that I feel guilty for wanting these treats and always feel like someone is judging me negatively for it.

But anyway, what Grue and Lee said was perfect, the best is to treat it as a wake up call and push forward, with the understanding that it's natural to have setbacks and negative feelings about it all.
129  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: February 27, 2014, 08:11:58 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on February 27, 2014, 07:06:56 PM

I'll take you up on that when the expansion hits.  smile  I'm looking forward to starting from scratch in Loot 2.0 with the new class.

I think there will be a ton of full parties of Crusaders lol.
130  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: February 27, 2014, 06:48:13 PM
Oh yeah, if you do plan to get seriously back into the game and want to add a little socialization to it, please add me as a friend and I will invite you to a Wanderers clan and give you invite privileges so we can expand quickly.  AFAIK it's primarily a social/chat interface.

The clan interface makes it easier to group up and chatting with buddies is nice smile
131  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Diablo III Battle.Net tags. on: February 27, 2014, 06:31:19 PM
I just realized I am not on this list, wth!

132  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: February 27, 2014, 06:20:42 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on February 27, 2014, 02:08:46 PM

Do the latest patches for the PC version bring the game in line with what people like better about the console version (as far as loot, monsters, difficulty), or are there still differences?

Yup - but AFAIK it's even more up to date in terms of late/end game content in the form of Paragon 2.0.  I'm not sure what the console version has for post-level 60.

Loot 2.0 is the complete re-vamp of the loot system, so that drops you get will be heavily favored with stats that you actually want to use, so no more wands with +str, etc.  There are also a number of new secondary stats like boosts to a particular type of elemental damage for wizards, as an example.  I didn't get far enough in console version to see if those were included.

Anyway, in the 2 sessions I played with my lvl 60 (paragon 4), I've replaced almost my whole set of gear with drops, and this is only in "expert" difficulty, which is the middle of the 5 difficulties, not to mention the final one I believe you can push multiple tiers.  To give you an idea, my gear was previously suitable for soloing Inferno maybe MP1 or MP2-ish.
133  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Following on: February 26, 2014, 11:21:31 PM
Anyone still following (pun intended)?

I think the show is getting close to losing me, though I suspect I'll stick with it just because I love Shawn Ashmore.  I had high hopes for the new cast of crazies they introduced, only to see that all completely thrown out the window.  I guess they are going for a 24 style of sub-plotting?
134  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So, I've been in the hostpital - A warning on: February 26, 2014, 11:15:55 PM

Quote from: heloder on February 26, 2014, 10:46:31 PM

What was your blood sugar reading?

When I drove my dad to the ER because of an infection (which turned out to be an absolutely horrific flesh eating bacterial infection that nearly killed him and earned him a week in and out of surgery) his was about 650 I think (he's been Type 2 for fifteen years or so). For those that don't know—about a hundred is average. Two hundred is pretty bad. Three hundred means you should go to the hospital, etc...

He mentions in a later post it was 800+  eek

I should also mention that the numbers you quoted are under 8-hour fasting conditions.  If you just ate a ton of sugary stuff, etc it can spike much higher. 
135  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So, I've been in the hostpital - A warning on: February 26, 2014, 05:39:35 PM

Quote from: The Grue on February 26, 2014, 04:33:25 PM

I never know if things that happen to me are just normal or the sign of something else.  This past weekend, I had some Chinese food (and way more if it than a man should eat) and all weekend until Sunday, I was so thirsty.  I kept drinking tons of water and my lips always felt dry and couldn't quench my thirst.  Peed a ton, but I drink water as my only drink (oh and OJ in the morning) and if I drink a ton of it, I have to pee a whole ton.  When I went for my regular Sunday 8-mile run, the next day I was very sore, I think from just not having fluids where I needed to be.  All is fine now.  I do get cramps in my left calf from time to time, but I don't get them as often as I used to (maybe once or twice a month now) and I always just chalk it up to the fact that I run a great deal and exercise in some for every day.

It did make me swear off Asian food (which is my favorite) as it seems like lately if I eat a bunch of it, I'm just stupid thirsty the next day.

Hehe I think in your case sounds like it's just too much MSG or salt in the food smile
136  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: February 26, 2014, 03:53:51 AM
OK first impressions, nice! 

Seems like they've tweaked things further than the last time I tried the patch on the test realm.  In one session on Expert difficulty (that's the middle difficulty now), here's what I found:

- While I wasn't dying much, I also wasn't putting out the same relative amount of damage, it was taking much longer to kill stuff.  This is with gear which I thought was fairly decent, some I even spent some real money on back in the day icon_eek

- The good news is every trip back to town I was loaded with rares and even got my very first legendary drop ever (!).  Even better is most everything that dropped was at least worth considering, and a few replacements later I was doing much better in the damage department.  As promised, the stats on weapons lean much more toward your class now, so it's really like a different game in terms of loot.

- A lot of changes to the skills so it's worth looking everything over as you decide on a build to fit your playstyle.  I kept the majority of my favorites but made about 4 or 5 changes to subskills and passives

- Paragon levels work as advertised, and it seems much easier to gain xp at least in the early levels (I only transferred over a total of 4 levels).  There's a bit of controversy that the points you get to upgrade are given to you in round robin fashion in a specific category like "Offense" which only lets you increase specific things in that category.  For most players I don't think this is going to be too much of an issue, you still get at least the illusion of some additional customization every time you get a Paragon level.

All in all it seems like very solid improvements heading into the Expansion release...
137  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: February 26, 2014, 02:54:25 AM
FWIW I started up a Wanderers clan, everyone is welcome to join.  I don't think there's any purpose to it other than a chat room.  It looks like you have to be logged in to send/receive an invite.

If for some reason I'm not on your friends list, I'm: rittchard#1447
138  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: February 26, 2014, 02:24:21 AM
Surprised this fell completely under the radar but apparently the new 2.0.1 patch is out!  This includes the major changes to Loot and Paragon levels.
139  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Arizona passes controversial anti-gay bill on: February 26, 2014, 02:21:03 AM
Personally I think the most intriguing thing about this bill is how they intend it to be enforced.  Will people be required to have their sexuality listed on their ID cards, or maybe everyone has to have an RFID tag implanted?  Or more intriguing, has Arizona secretly perfected the first working GAYDAR?!?!  

Beep beep beep - GAY!  

I support this bill because I want that technology.  Just imagine the fun you could have with it.
140  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So, I've been in the hostpital - A warning on: February 25, 2014, 09:57:14 PM
I don't mean to downplay it by any means, lord knows I have been even more of a depressed, whiny asshole since being diagnosed, but Type II diabetes is fairly simple to manage (on paper) when you boil it down.  Reduce sugars, reduce fat, reduce carbs, exercise, take your meds, watch your levels, check your feet often.  In many ways it's just all common sense (except the feet part).  Eat lots of fruits and vegetables, lean meats, salmon, nuts - everything you've already been told is healthy for you.  I get tips from a website every day, and they pretty much just start repeating the same things over and over in different formats. 

The problem is developing the mental and physical willpower and determination to see it through.  As an example, for some people giving up something like regular sodas is very doable, for others (like me) it's psychologically debilitating.  Same thing with regular exercise and other changes in diet, etc.
141  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: February 25, 2014, 08:40:45 PM
Ohhhh I had that Off not working problem too, will try a reboot.

I've also had more success with Xbox On by changing the phrasing slightly.  I used to say it all in one breath loudly almost like it was one syllable.  Now I say Xbox (pause) On, and it works about 90% of the time.  YMMV.  Also I often forget that the microphone is up on the Kinect sensor and keep aiming my voice (yelling) at the unit.
142  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Xbox One] Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare on: February 25, 2014, 08:35:38 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on February 25, 2014, 08:29:14 PM

probably, it IS fast paced, but it's fairly simple overall mechanics.

Titanfall oddly enough is also pretty accessible.

I tried Titanfall - oh yeah sorry I wasn't ignoring your invites, I was too busy dying - in the TUTORIAL lol.  Sadly I couldn't even make it past the 5th jump and run puzzle and got frustrated so I quit that.  Then I went into the live match they recommended and promptly got killed about 20 times before it ended.  I don't know what it is about the first person perspective that just throws me off lol.

Anyway, I just read David's review, sounds like PvZ is fantastic, I will definitely try it out.
143  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Xbox One] Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare on: February 25, 2014, 08:27:43 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on February 25, 2014, 04:38:28 PM

sadly tablet play needs at least 8". My fiancee was upset that I couldn't provide the 8" needed to enjoy this.

I'll take your 8" any day.  Would you say this game is accessible/playable even for someone who is horrible at FPS games?
144  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Teen Wolf returns on: February 25, 2014, 08:25:00 PM
Still pimpin! 

I noticed Amazon Prime just put the first 3 seasons of Teen Wolf up.  Picture quality is fantastic.  Really annoying to me they won't release a Blu-Ray version, but this is the next best thing.

Current season is nearing the end, but it has just been fantastic.  If you're a fan of these types of supernatural shows and/or shows with good looking young casts, you should check it out.  Most of you know how much I revere Buffy, and I honestly put this show on the same level/scale, especially the way they deal with the core friendships. 

Now that I've been re-watching the first season, I do have to say it's definitely a bit raw (over-acting, etc), but the same can be said about Buffy Season 1 too.  Part of the fun is watching how the show/cast grows and evolves.
145  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So, I've been in the hostpital - A warning on: February 25, 2014, 08:15:44 PM
Wow Turtle - scary stuff, really hope you recover and pull through.  Once you're better we can compare Type II diabetes notes and tips  Tongue

Quote from: Lee on February 25, 2014, 05:27:51 AM

As someone who has been a hypochondriac for the last few months I am really curious about this if you are feeling up to providing more details. Does diabetes just come on that quick? Were you in any of the risk groups for diabetes (drinking, inactive, overweight, etc)? What were your warning signs that you ignored?

Type II Diabetes itself does not come on quick (from what I've been told usually takes years to fully develop), though there are warning signs and if your doctor runs tests you can get diagnosed with pre-diabetes pretty easily.  High cholesterol and triglycerides, along with increasing A1C (essentially a 3 month measure of your average glucose levels) are the main ones to look out for. 

If you have no test results to go by, the main symptoms I'm aware of are extreme thirst, constant need to urinate, unexplained loss of weight, and leg/foot cramps.  In my case over the course of just around 3 months I experienced all of these, and sure enough when the blood test results came back they diagnosed me with Type II.  What frustrates me is that my previous visit to the doctor he said I was pre-diabetic but didn't really make it seem very serious and didn't tell me to do anything too special.  At bare minimum he should have put me on cholesterol medication, but of course hindsight is 20/20.

Anyway as Turtle said the best thing to do is see a doctor, get general bloodwork done and make sure they check for these specific markers.  If you are really afraid of seeing a doctor, you can order a home glucose or home A1C test (both involve pricking your finger to get blood) to get a gauge of where you are.  Accuracy on the A1C is debatable/controversial but it's better than nothing.  Glucose monitoring is common practice and fairly accurate, though keep in mind it only gives you a snapshot of your current levels.
146  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NBC]Heroes Reborn on: February 24, 2014, 08:13:56 PM
I like that it's a standalone series and limited episode count.  Hopefully the entire series will be plotted out episode by episode prior to shooting.  Theoretically this should make it much easier to be consistent, which for whatever reason seems to clearly be one of the most difficult things in an ongoing TV series.

And as much as I'm a sucker for cast continuity, in this case it would probably be best to start fresh with a new cast and characters to hopefully make us all forget about the horribleness of the last season.
147  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: February 23, 2014, 09:24:06 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on February 23, 2014, 06:41:35 PM

Dungelot 2 was released AND pulled and I missed it.  Guess something didnt work. frown

I still have it loaded, it's pretty fun but people apparently found a ton of bugs and didn't like the balance and IAP system, I think.  It does seem a bit too difficult and grind to get very far, I played quite a bit and never got through the first dungeon.
148  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Guardians of the Galaxy on: February 21, 2014, 03:59:38 AM

Quote from: PR_GMR on February 21, 2014, 02:34:24 AM

Quote from: rittchard on February 20, 2014, 11:09:36 PM

I think it's pretty obvious why PR wants to see this movie.  Hint: it's not the raccoon.

Not gonna lie. I think Chris Pratt is super hot.  nod

Yeah he's pretty damn hot but I like him more as a cutie chub.
149  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Guardians of the Galaxy on: February 20, 2014, 11:09:36 PM
I think it's pretty obvious why PR wants to see this movie.  Hint: it's not the raccoon.

150  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Unsettling Feeling of Work Lulls [Update: Laid Off] on: February 20, 2014, 11:08:07 PM
Damn that sucks!  Hope things work out for the best...

If you open up your search to LA, let me know; I saw a few openings at my company that looked interesting.
151  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: My iOS backlog is my worst backlog on: February 20, 2014, 10:58:26 PM
The rate of new releases is just crazy on iOS.  If you're like me and always looking for something new/fresh, you'll just keep hitting the download/buy button.  Even worse is all the free games which entice you to just try them out.  I have so many games now I can't even remember what half of them are, so I actually have to take time to go back in the game to figure out if I should delete them or not.
152  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Unsettling Feeling of Work Lulls on: February 20, 2014, 01:12:45 AM
I've been in the engineering work force for over 15 years now at 5 different companies, and every job I've worked has had lulls to some degree or another.  You can pretty much directly correlate the number or depth of posts on this or other forums to each lull lol.  It doesn't matter how crazy or busy things might get at one given time, a lull could be just around the corner.  My latest job was just crazy with activity non-stop for months and months, then all of a sudden a while ago it kind of just petered out.

Having been through it so many times, you'd think I would get used to it and know how to handle it well mentally/emotionally.  For the most part, that's been the case.  But I've found it can definitely become very depressing/debilitating if it is prolonged or accompanied by rumors of layoffs.  So I'd advise to be cautious but try to remain optimistic.  Sounds like you are already preparing for the worst by taking interviews, so you are ahead of the game in that respect.

153  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: February 19, 2014, 07:19:46 PM

Quote from: Gratch on February 19, 2014, 04:41:22 PM

Quote from: Crusis on February 19, 2014, 01:40:40 AM

Quote from: Lee on February 17, 2014, 08:24:14 PM

I just can't get any better at Threes with a high score in the mid 3K range. I have read the strategies, like the corner one, and while it has made my scores more constantly high, I still haven't gotten higher than a 192 block. Anyone doing better? Some of the people I follow in Twitter are getting insane scores.

3K?! - my best is a measly 2,500.

I swear to god. Everytime I start a new game I tell myself that after this game I'll put the iPhone back in my pocket. Then I play another game. Repeat about 30 times.

Same here.  I swear, I'm actually getting worse at this game the more I play.

Me too it's driving me insane!  I keep reading different strategies but all I do is suck more ass.  I've hit over 3000 about 5 times now, best score is (ironically) 3333.

- - -

In new release info, a lot of stuff recently:

Second Chance Heroes is definitely worth a look.  It's funny, has great production values and is a fresh take on the Action RPG genre.  Controls are not quite as tight as I'd like but other than that it's pretty cool.  Free to try.

Bug Heroes 2 is coming tonight.  I never played the original but I heard it was really good and I like this dev company (they did Heroes and Castles).

Uhr-Warlords was mentioned in its own thread, but also worth a look.
154  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [iOS/Android] Uhr - Warlords on: February 19, 2014, 07:16:13 PM
lol yeah, I'm surprised they came out at that (relatively) high a price point.  I mean compared to console/PC games it's still chump change but it's just a little jarring compared to the multitude of free games.  I thought they'd release at $5.

In all fairness in the old days I'd have gladly paid premium pricing for.  It's just with the change in the landscape it's so hard to gauge a game's "worth" these days. 
155  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead tap dances onto AMC for Season 4 on: February 18, 2014, 06:14:05 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on February 18, 2014, 03:17:50 AM

Quote from: Mystic95Z on February 17, 2014, 10:35:42 PM

I though she was gonna off that baby too  icon_eek
I was rooting for her. I'll bet that baby will think twice before it starts bawling when Lizzy's around.

Actually she should be careful.  Have you noticed how fat that baby is?  You don't get that fat on limited supplies of baby formula.  Clearly Judith is a zombie hybrid and eating brains whenever you aren't watching.  That's why she's always crying, she wants to eat more brains.

- - -

I liked the episode a lot but I feel like the shows I've been watching keep using that same "rewind from different perspective" technique so it didn't have the freshness it might otherwise have.

Oh yeah, question:

Spoiler for Hiden:
I thought they found the little girl's black shoe in the first sequence so assumed she was dead.  Did they ever address that or was that just a red herring?

Also great catch on the rabbits, I totally missed that.  I kept staring at the screen trying to figure out what the heck was in those logs.  Now I have to go back and rewatch the episode.
156  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: We got new iPhones! What games to get? on: February 18, 2014, 06:05:34 PM
I can't think of a lot of co-op games off the top of my head, but a cool new one that just debuted over the weekend might spark your fancy:

Second Chance Heroes

It's definitely a co-op game.  More action oriented than RPG, though.
157  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: February 14, 2014, 11:50:59 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on February 05, 2014, 07:34:47 PM

I need to be able to use my fight stick. 

Yeah baby use that fight stick.  nod nod nod
158  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Bravely Default coming to North America on: February 14, 2014, 11:44:52 PM

Quote from: Lee on February 14, 2014, 10:13:23 PM

Ok, I am confused. I added people as friends (need to add the people who have posted recently still) and they show as 3DS friends, but in the game no one shows up. How do I get everyone in the game, I go to friends in game and it's blank.

It seems a bit odd to me, but I think there's some daily time limit of when you can add or update.  In the Save Menu there's an "Add Friends" as well as an "Update Data" option.  I hit them both periodically and hope for the best.  Don't worry though, eventually you'll have plenty of people in your town if you keep doing this.

Now you also get Nemeses when you do this - is there anything bad about these?  I've killed a couple of them and they do give decent xp.  There doesn't seem to be any other reason to get rid of them aside from general annoyance?  Some of mine are lvl 99 so I don't see being able to take them out anyway.
159  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Yes, another can you vote for my kid thread on: February 14, 2014, 09:15:07 PM
I voted thrice with 3 different emailz muhahaha.  But damn still only at 86.
160  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead tap dances onto AMC for Season 4 on: February 14, 2014, 07:32:18 PM
I think in some ways it was a mistake for the producers to diverge so much from the original story in season 1 - it may have given viewers a much different perspective on the show in general.  It's not that I didn't like that direction (of our survivors somehow moving toward being a part of the "cure"), but it's simply a very different type of story.  Back then I thought they may take it in a totally different direction more like that Will Smith movie (I am Legend), and have either Rick's wife or her baby be critical to finding a cure.  But clearly for whatever reason they shifted back to the original comic book vision, which is much more of a bleak survival tale, and maybe more than that, an examination of the definition of humanity under these kinds of conditions.
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