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1  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: January 14, 2014, 09:02:12 PM
Batman: Arkham Origins (360)
Skyrim (PC)
Gunpoint (PC)
Contrast (PC)
The Cave (PC)


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2  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 07, 2013, 03:47:19 AM


The only question is, which one is Gellar?
3  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Finally making the jump to flatscreens. Yes, finally. on: September 16, 2013, 04:24:06 AM
So my ye olde schoole TV is finally on the fritz so I'm making the jump to flatscreens. The short version as to why not before now is simple - wasn't a priority financially. Those who know my dedication to film may be picking their jaws up right now, but that's how tight the last few several years have been. SO! Now that I'm finally in the market and doing all manner of research, I've come to the conclusion that a good 47" would be perfect. Due to the space in our den, anything bigger wouldn't really work. I mean it might, but I'm preferring to stick with the 45-47" range unless some dazzling deal happens to hit on a 50". Then I'd take that and plan for the den in our next house to work with it more than the current one.

So, I'm looking for some help. I've found some good Panasonics and Samsungs and LGs and Vizios available, and I'm looking to spend between $600 - to maybe 750. Maybe. Right now, I'm leaning against that much and leaning more towards $600-ish, but I might be persuaded if the right TV was available. Do any of you have a preference on where to buy them? I actually found some really good deals over at Sears, and walked through the aisles at Best Buy to see the units in person (also to judge size, but not to buy). There's a Tiger Direct down the street from my work so I might hit them in the next day or so to again actually see the units and maybe mess with the configurations a bit to get a handle on things.

Thoughts and suggestions are very welcome and I hope to get a good sense from you about what brands to avoid, even if the price is outstanding. Thanks!
4  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Re: Steam coupon thread on: August 09, 2013, 01:47:37 AM
I have the following:

66% off Awesomenauts - valid until Aug. 9 (tomorrow night)

90% off Serious Sam 2 - valid until Aug. 10

66% off Chivalry: Medieval Warfare - valid until Sun. Aug. 11.

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5  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Doom 4 on: August 09, 2013, 01:41:54 AM
It's not possible for me to care less about a new DARK game. I've said for years that id makes engines, not games, so this will be an extended tech demo of their new lighting scheme and little else.

I agree with the assessment that they've lost that pioneering spirit and love of games. Which is a shame.

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6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Have you ever beaten....a Zelda title? on: August 09, 2013, 01:35:08 AM
Original gold of the first game as well. Then I got stuck in the second and never looked back. Beat both Ocarina and Twilight Princess (not hard considering they're virtually the same game). But my all time favorite is Link to the Past. Beat it many times and still love it.

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7  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Switching from Iphone 4S to Samsung Galaxy S4? on: June 14, 2013, 12:52:14 AM
I have a Note 2 that I switched to from an iphone and I'll never look back. Bigger screen, quicker response time, easier to switch between apps, and oh it also works a zillion times better as an actual phone.

Apple basically shoehorned phone capabilities into an itouch device whereas Samsung knows how to make an actual phone.

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8  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Warehouse 13 on: May 22, 2013, 04:27:53 AM
I've loved this show despite my frustrations that they never made much of an attempt at serializing it. It was almost always artifact of the week with a bit of continuing story every so often. The season I finished was the one with Anthony Michael Hall which was especially irritating. It had so much potential and they just pissed it all away.
9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Borderlands 2 on: May 22, 2013, 03:42:51 AM
Finally hit 51 w/ my Gunzerker. Currently I'm farming the Beatdown in Mr. Torgue's Campaign because I'm saving tokens to buy a second uber-handgun. The legendary one I have just absolutely kills everything in my path, so I figured with two of those I might stand half a chance at the raid bosses. I've sunk so much time into this game I'm going to be truly sad when I finally set it down and move on.
10  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Supernatural Season 7 on: May 22, 2013, 02:08:16 AM
So is this a show worth firing up on Netflix? I've been catching up on a lot of shows and was looking for another one after I finish off Archer (which is the funniest thing ever, btw).
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: [360/PS3/PC]Saints Row 4 on: March 18, 2013, 03:52:59 AM
Holy crap. In. In. In. In. Cannot wait. This looks like pure,  unadulterated sheer lunacy and I cant wait. If its half as funny as the third one, then we're in business.  That looks awesome.
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Variety-Follow up to Arkham City will be a Justice League prequel on: February 14, 2013, 01:29:05 AM
Batman: Arkham Dark Knight? Was Batman: Arkam Batman too on the nose? I agree most of the titles suck. Arkham Legends or Arkham Stories or Batman: Tales of Arkham would be better.

At any rate, I love the series. If Rocksteady's not involved, I wont be either.
13  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Where the best place to buy a Samsung Note 2? on: February 14, 2013, 01:21:28 AM
Was looking to buy one this weekend and switch off my iPhone but wasnt sure of the best place to go. Mainly because I trust the Best Buy monkeys about as far as I can throw them. That being said, the AT&T stores havent exactly earned my trust either.

Wanted to check people's opinions on this and see if there is a consensus view as to where the best place to pick one up is. Yes ATT is my carrier.
14  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Twin Peaks (Season 3)?! on: January 05, 2013, 03:59:59 AM

Quote from: Teggy on January 03, 2013, 03:28:25 PM

I'm in assuming they get Kyle McLachlan.

It's not like he's doing anything else at the moment.
15  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: January 05, 2013, 03:57:47 AM
For those interested, the entirety of The West Wing is now available. Fabulous series. Seasons 1-4 are terrific and the best writing Aaron Sorkin has ever done, IMO. Season 5 is aimless and just wanders all over the map, but season 6 picks up with a strong energy. But once the campaign gets going in earnest about 3/4 of the way through season 6, every episode from then until the end becomes a must-watch. Terrific, highly entertaining series.
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/Ps3]Far Cry 3 impressions. GT review page 3 on: January 01, 2013, 06:30:13 AM
Gah. The bugs in this game and the clipping are driving me crazy. But using a mounted gun to hunt deer is hilarious. It may be a glitchy mess, but Far Cry 3 is so damn fun.
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Operation: Steam Backlog on: January 01, 2013, 05:56:39 AM
Goddamn steam winter sale. Totally didnt need to pick up a few gems for cheap. NOT AGAIN! And why did they have to throw in Far Cry 3 for $37?!?!?!

In short, my 2013 backlog is already packed and won't get sorted properly due to baby #2 hitting in April.
18  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I realize it's just me... on: December 30, 2012, 07:54:35 PM
Abandon all hope ye who enter here.
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Borderlands 2 on: December 30, 2012, 06:13:32 AM
Finally beat it on Wednesday which was wild considering I was completely delirious from the flu at the time. I felt like I was clinging to consciousness while fighting the Warrior. Made the ending just bizarre, which oddly fits in with the overall gameplay. Loads of fun and a better ending than the first game had. I do think I'm going to take a break before going again with the Gunzerker who, for the record, is awesome.
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Games finished in 2013 ALL GAMING PLATFORMS (including Mobile Games) on: December 30, 2012, 06:03:05 AM
LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7 (Xbox 360)
Borderlands 2 (Xbox 360)
Quantum Conundrum (PC)
LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes (Xbox 360)
Dead Rising 2 (PC)
Prototype 2 (PC)
Deadlight (PC)
Mark of the Ninja (PC)
Assassin's Creed 3 (Xbox 360)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Xbox 360)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Xbox 360)
Saint's Row IV (Xbox 360)

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21  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Pacific Rim on: December 14, 2012, 03:39:41 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 13, 2012, 05:30:28 PM

Quote from: Teggy on December 13, 2012, 04:22:06 PM

Are the pilots called Jaegermeisters?

no, but they have the moves like jaeger.

Winner.

I'm with Tilt. I like the idea of the movie, but I'm not the biggest del Toro fan. His movies have the most lackadaisical pacing and even when he's building to a big finish, I get no sense of tension at all. I'm holding out hope though. Remember, no one was impressed by the Man of Steel teaser and the internet asploded all over itself when the new one hit this week.
22  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Indiana Jones' journal sent to... University of Chicago? on: December 14, 2012, 03:32:47 PM
http://uchicagoadmissions.tumblr.com/post/37809971913/indiana-jones-mystery-package-we-dont-really

Awesome stuff but bizarre that this happened at all. Fun stuff to read on a Friday though.
23  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lot's of CaRAZY Drivers in Dallas on: December 14, 2012, 03:31:38 PM

Quote from: Scuzz on December 07, 2012, 12:28:59 AM

Is anybody in Dallas actually from Dallas?

Yes. And the traffic has only managed to get worse over the last several years. Also, ATB, are you still here? If so, let me know if you want to snag lunch. Otherwise, I hope your trip wasn't too crazy.

Oh, and for the record, Houston is the worst. Take all the crazy traffic and add in miles upon miles of road construction and endless congestion.
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Borderlands 2 on: December 02, 2012, 12:59:05 AM
Anyone playing as Zero? Im up to lvl 13 with him (about to save Roland so not very far yet) and wanted to see if anyone else has gone through it with him/it.
25  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: November 27, 2012, 12:21:21 AM
Puzzle Craft is awesome. Totally addictive and a matching game that actually offers a reason to continue matching. I love it.
26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Torchlight 2 (Review on pp5) on: September 25, 2012, 05:48:41 AM
I encountered the necro-thrall quest last night and loved it. Not going into spoilers for those who havent made it yet, but getting to fight those "particular" monsters with the glaive from Krull gave me a nerd boner so hard it punched through my desk. This game is awesome and hilarious too. Theres even a Silence of the Lambs joke that results in an awesome helmet/mask. This is just great.
27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Torchlight 2 (Review on pp5) on: September 22, 2012, 12:19:03 PM
I've played several levels now with all four classes and I'm in love. I'm not too impressed with the class skills available for the Berserker, but throwing some Wolverine style claws on him is awesome. My Outlander just rips stuff up as well, and the fact that you can level the weapon from Krull is hilarious to me.

Didn't play much with the embermage, but I loooove the engineer. So many ways to bring death and I can't wait to get the mechs later on. This game, put simply, is the best $20 buy out there. Totally worth every penny and I'm never touching the Diablo franchise again. This game is fast paced, gorgeous to look at, chock full of awesome loot, and genuinely fun to play.
28  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (09/17) on: September 17, 2012, 04:52:38 PM
Torchlight 2. I'll wait on Borderlands for another year or two when I can get it plus all DLC for $10 on a steam sale.
29  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist 9/14/2012 on: September 15, 2012, 06:17:28 AM
Sleeping Dogs is the plan, though a second playthrough on Borderlands is awfully tempting. Know what else is tempting? Cranking up some olde schoole style platformers in Vessel and Trine 2. Been really curious about those for a while now and maybe this weekend is the time to try them out.
30  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Wreck-It Ralph on: September 15, 2012, 06:01:45 AM
Ok I dig the vibe on that.
31  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movies] ... I'd never like to see again. on: September 15, 2012, 05:56:15 AM
I agree with Eyes Wide Shut. I was knocked out by it at the time, but I don't think it's aged well. Plus I was in a poison relationship at the time which made things way more awkward than they already were. Pulp Fiction is another one (to piggyback on the Tarantino thread) that I loved for a long time, but that has not aged well in my opinion. Also, as many know, I never took to Blade Runner beyond appreciating the aesthetics. Seen it several times to make sure I wasn't crazy, but I still don't like it.

As for movies I hated the first time and never want to see again, Sin City is right at the top of the list. Just hated every second of that movie.
32  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Doctor Who on: September 15, 2012, 05:45:02 AM
Note to how Netflix does streaming:

When Tennent's run ended, they closed out the arc with the usual monster sized finale. The next ep starts with the new Doctor (Matt Smith). People who actually watched the show will notice there are three specials missing in between. The first special isn't on streaming though it's available on disc (nothing of note except he gets a prophesy which he repeats in the next special so you can skip it). The second special is Waters of Mars and the last one is The End of Time Parts 1 & 2. You need to watch those in that order prior to season 5. Like I said, you're a ways off but wanted to give you a heads up sooner rather than later.

Also Blink is genuinely awesome. "You're not watching it either." smile

The show did take me up to the "are you my mummy" two-parter to get into it. It's just so very British at the start before finding its own groove. The last several eps of season 1 are good, and personally I liked Eccleston in the role. I thought it was great watching him have so damn much fun for once in his life. Tennent is my favorite of the three newest Doctors and Smith has, frankly, worn out his welcome for me. I'm curious how they're going to wrap up the new season and whether or not he'll leave at the end of it.

There's a rumor going 'round that fans are trying to get a campaign for Alexander Siddig (Dr. Bashir on Deep Space 9) to play the next Doctor. This would rule, IMO.
33  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Tarantino on: September 09, 2012, 03:29:11 AM
Reservoir Dogs stands, for me, as his best. I think Tarantino has gone to his own head with self indulgent fare, and I genuinely do not like Basterds. At. All. Liked Death Proof at the time I saw it, not so much a fan of it now (save the last half hour during the chase). In my opinion, he's so in love with his own voice that he's lost any sense of pacing that he had in Dogs and Fiction. He just goes on and on and on as though he's seeing just how long he can stretch something out to where it becomes unbearable, a fact he admitted to in an interview regarding the lunch scene in Basterds (where the evil Nazi and the girl meet and the Nazi prattles on for like 15 minutes solid). The scene did become unbearable, but not due to tension.

Anyway, that's my take on the man.
34  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Doctor Who 7th Season on: September 03, 2012, 03:14:32 PM
DVR'd it. I'm still in season 6 (last ep I watched was "Let's Kill Hitler") so I'm not quite up to par with everyone. Fantastic series though. Since this year is going to be shown in five episode increments, I'm going to watch them once I have each round DVR'd. As strange as it sounds, I'm actually much more of a Rory fan than an Amy fan. It probably stems from his nickname and how he earned it.
35  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Joss Whedon's new tv show on: August 29, 2012, 05:09:36 AM
You know who would be an awesome lead? Agent Coulson... Oh wait.
36  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 8/24/12 on: August 25, 2012, 02:52:07 PM
Been hooked again by Borderlands, mainly because I think it plays better on PC. Maybe some FoC MP as well. The Steam backlog whittling might continue as well.
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Torchlight 2 on: August 25, 2012, 02:51:07 PM

Quote from: EddieA on August 25, 2012, 11:52:00 AM

Runic has said we'll learn the release date on August 31.

If it's not also released on August 31, I'll be pissed. Want. This. Now.
38  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Transformers : Fall of Cybertron announced on: August 25, 2012, 02:50:33 PM
Uh...
39  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Remake-VIDEODROME on: August 25, 2012, 02:49:44 PM
As a guy on Twitter said, "Isn't remaking Videodrome proving the point of Videodrome?"
40  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Operation: Steam Backlog on: July 26, 2012, 01:12:00 AM
The Steam Summer Sale managed to completely blow up my backlog, which is now epic in size. But on the plus side I have enough gaming goodness for the next six months. At least.
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