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81  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So....I'm moving to Texas (with a new jerb!) on: June 02, 2015, 01:39:56 AM
Welcome to it, amigo! I love Fort Worth. The Uno's in Sundance Square in particular. Mmmmm.... deep dish.....

/Homer drool
82  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Mad Max Returns in Fury Road on: May 28, 2015, 07:22:46 PM
I was completely blown away by this. Summer's over, we're done. Just plan to watch Fury Road a few more times and all is good. This film shouldn't exist for any number of reasons, but that it does exist and is in fact awesome start to finish is nothing short of miraculous.

I've read the BTS stories on the Doof Warrior (guitarist) and the dedication to the world building is incredible. You know his whammy bar? It's a bicycle kickstand. The guitar itself? Fully playable (though not great) and it really does shoot fire. My favorite thing about it is knowing that Miller insisted everything in the film work. There's that one shot of Max on the pole going from the left side of the screen to the right side while the big rig blows up behind him. Really examine that shot and notice how much is going on in the background. If you're at all on the fence about this, it simply must be seen on the biggest screen possible. They pack every shot with so much that's overwhelming.

I also like how they kept the trademark weirdness of the series (the swamp sequence), as well as the sense that these films are stories told about a man called Max who happened to cross paths with the main characters at a particular point in their lives. I adore these films, but they're not the easiest movies to watch. This one is definitely hard to take at times, but it is absolutely worth it.

Miller et al did an amazing job on bringing Max back to life that I can't wait to see where it goes from here.
83  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Mad Max Returns in Fury Road on: May 28, 2015, 07:15:15 PM

Quote from: hepcat on May 27, 2015, 08:37:50 PM

Jeebus H. Chrysanthemum, what a movie.  I was about 10 minutes into it when I leaned over to my friend and asked if he also felt like he needed to rest up.  It starts fast, gets faster, then takes about a 20 minute breather to flesh out the world a bit, before going back to 90 for the remainder of the film.  It was physically exhausting...but in a fun way.

Unfortunately, no one in the office will allow me to put on red long johns and a gimp mask, strap on a guitar and then tie myself to one of the office columns.

And that's stopped you before?
84  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: How the gaming market is changing on: May 28, 2015, 04:48:09 PM
But it's understandable considering how powerful and prevalent mobile devices are. Anyone 25 years ago presented with the tech of today would say we finally ripped off Star Trek. Yet we use them for games and youtubing. smile Yay progress!
85  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Which Game Did You Quit the Fastest? on: May 06, 2015, 02:27:25 AM
I deleted BioShock 2 pretty fast from my Steam account. Played it for two hours, per the stats. Couldn't get into it at all. Nothing about it worked to pull me in and I moved on. Finally fired up BioShock Infinite the other day and it's a billion times more entertaining. I'm about half way through that and need to finish it at some point.
86  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Presenting the Gaming Trend ULTIMATE Friends List on: April 27, 2015, 01:57:37 AM
Add my info to the sheet as I'm now the proud owner of a PS4. Whoo-hoo! Modern times, baby!!! thumbsup
87  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 03/20/15 - The 'Where the heck is everybody?' Edition on: March 22, 2015, 01:24:58 AM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on March 21, 2015, 12:49:49 AM

Quote from: Kagath on March 21, 2015, 12:22:28 AM


AssCreed: Revelations - 360 - Started this a short time ago but it's not grabbing me yet. Liked the AC2 and ACB though. This tower defense can suck my nut though.

My advice on Revelations is to make a beeline through the story missions, and perhaps the Animus Island missions as they unlock.  The side content in that game is possibly the worst in the entire series: it's unfocussed, dull, and on more than one occasion, *terribly* broken.  I know because I earned 100% completion on the single-player content, and it absolutely was not worth the effort.

By contrast, Assassin's Creed III has some of the best side content until you get to Black Flag.  Hunting, upgrading the homestead, and the naval missions are all good fun...which is a good thing because the story is almost unbelievably bad.  You'll think I'm lying at first because things actually get off to a surprisingly strong start, but that game goes off the rails harder than Indigo Prophecy and then spends another ten hours finding new cliffs to tumble over.

-Autistic Angel

Basically all of this. I loved the ending of AC3 and the epilogue of sorts with Connor, but for the life of me I couldn't tell you how or why the ultimate bad guy was the ultimate bad guy. Ditto AC4, though the pirate aspect was nine kinds of awesome.

As for me, I'm on the fence right now on things. XBL has BioShock Infinite as a free download, but I never actually played it. Made it about 20 minutes into the PC version and then was distracted and never went back. Been reading through the Harry Potter series this year and just finished it this week, so I'm stuck between firing up a new game, or cracking open another book. I did finish Far Cry 4 earlier this week. Wonderful world, absolutely useless main story (despite an awesome antagonist).
88  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Thumb sucking on: March 15, 2015, 03:42:39 PM
Children who continue to suck their thumbs well north of 8 or 9 can cause serious damage to their mouths. My wife had to have extensive braces, moreso than any of the rest of us normal brace wearers had to endure, and that was mainly due to her sucking her thumb for so long. Think a less exaggerated version of the headgear in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and you're not far off. Our eldest is six now and we've managed to break him of it (thankfully our 2 yo doesn't do it at all), but we'll still catch him at night or in the morning with it in his mouth. She found this stuff called Mavala which we put on his thumbnail every so often. I know it's worked because he'll wake me up either in the morning or in the middle of the night with, "Daddy, I need some OJ to get rid of the taste in my mouth!"

He hasn't done it in a while so the stuff does work. Pretty sure you can snag some on Amazon.
89  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Books Read 2015 Edition on: February 28, 2015, 02:51:21 AM
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkhaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Hard Luck Hank: Screw the Galaxy
Ready Player One
The Martian


This space for rent
90  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Games Finished 2015 Edition on: January 26, 2015, 02:49:10 AM
Finished in 2015:

Kingdoms of Amalur: The Reckoning (PC)
Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death (PC)
Lord of the Rings: War in the North (PC)
Far Cry 4 (Xbox 360)
Game Dev Tycoon (PC)
Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor (PS4)
Murdered: Soul Suspect (PC)
Ghostbusters: The Video Game (PC)
The Stanley Parable (PC)
Spec Ops: The Line (PC)
Saint's Row IV: Gat Out of Hell (PC)
Mad Max (PS4)
Torchlight II (PC)
Diablo III (PS4)


This space for rent.
91  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/360/Ps3/Ps4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on: October 30, 2014, 02:44:14 AM
Bought this on steam the other day prior to checking the system requirements. Annnnnd "Your video card does not support DirectX 11." Awesome. Checked the forums and yup, a GTS 8800 is basically SOL for this one.


So I get to wait until next year to upgrade (too many expenses between now and the end of the year) and maybe I'll get to play it. I'm thinking that Arkham Knight will be the same way, and that's a game I WILL upgrade for.
92  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron on: October 24, 2014, 02:19:10 AM
This looks to answer the question, "Wouldn't it be awesome if the last hour of Avengers could be the WHOLE movie?"

I'm not going to lie - Spader's Ultron voice gave me chills, especially when it went devoid of emotion for the last line. I do love the look of things here, but I don't know. I'm anxious to see it but I'm really getting tired of all the Marvel movies boiling down to defusing a ticking bomb at the very last second. I have doubts this will be different in that regard, but then I see the Hulk catch the Hulkbuster's punch and I'm back to drooling uncontrollably. retard
93  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Dead Island 2 on: June 12, 2014, 01:30:01 AM
State of Decay (along with the DLCs Breakdown and Lifeline) is hands down my favorite zombie game because there is one thing you're concerned with - survival. Dead Island is my second favorite because it got so much right despite the trailer essentially being for a different game. The first two chapters of DI (hotel and town) were pound for pound the best, most authentic experience I've had in the genre despite some technical glitches and a loony menu and weapon select system.

I laughed out loud throughout this trailer and I have no problem with them cranking up the humor from essentially zero. I'm reserving judgment until I see gameplay, but my fingers are crossed.
94  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tomb Raider on: May 08, 2014, 03:30:41 AM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on March 01, 2014, 03:53:25 PM

There is an explicit warning when Lara crosses a point of no return that there are will be no Fast Travel more camps until the end of the game.  Prior to that, you're free to return to previous areas to collect all the goodies you couldn't reach earlier.

Once the game is done, it also allows you load back in to complete any unfinished business.  I picked up all the relics and journal entries, but tapped out before completing all of the "Find X Number of These Hidden Curiosities" challenges.

-Autistic Angel

Funny enough, I'm right there with you. But I figured I'd go ahead since I managed to get most everything the first time through. But I managed to hit 100% on all the maps, but needed about 1500 salvage to max out the bow and the handgun. I didn't feel like hunting that many damn deer so I kicked it to the curb even though I was at 99% complete. Argh.

Fabulous game overall though, despite the repeated instances of withstanding sieges in a game where exploration is the focus and combat definitely is not.
95  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Spacebase DF-9 on: May 08, 2014, 03:26:24 AM
While I can appreciate the early access model to accrue a lot of testers, I don't feel like being one of them despite my interest. I'm hoping the full thing is out soon, and is, you know, completed.
96  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: My 360 wont connect to the wireless on: May 08, 2014, 03:24:22 AM
It's the one with the built in WiFi. My first 360 was the one with the external WiFi. Which, funny enough, was the first thing to go before the console perma-died.
97  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: on: May 07, 2014, 08:06:18 PM
I'm as big a Batman fan as you can get, and I have zero interest in this. Young Jim Gordon is fine but the fact that all the villains appear as kids (with the notable exception of Joker) kills it for me. Because then you wind up with another procedural cop show, only the mob boss is Carmine Falcone and a local wealthy arms dealer has the last name Cobblepot. Oh and somehow this is all connected and a sign of Bruce Wayne's destiny.


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98  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / My 360 wont connect to the wireless on: May 07, 2014, 08:00:37 PM
Dammit all now. My 360 won't connect to the wireless now despite me entering the correct password and such. I've rebooted the router (standard Time Warner one) and the 360 with no luck. Even set the network settings back to default and tried again.

Any thoughts or help would be appreciated guys. Thanks.

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99  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)
Tomb Raider (PC)
State of Decay (PC)
Dust: An Elysian Tail (PC)
Injustice: Gods Among Us (PC)
Far Cry 3 (PC)
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (PC)
Bulletstorm (PC)
Saint's Row IV (PC)
Arkham Asylum: GOTY (PC)
Steamworld Dig (PC)
LEGO - The Hobbit (PC)
Darksiders 2 (PC)
South Park: The Stick of Truth (PC)
DLC Quest (PC)


This space for rent

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100  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?
101  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!
102  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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103  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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104  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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105  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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106  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.
107  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.
108  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).
109  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.
110  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.
111  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.
112  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.
113  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.
114  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.
115  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.
116  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.
117  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.
118  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)

This space for rent.
119  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.


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.
120  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Indiana Jones' journal sent to... University of Chicago? on: December 14, 2012, 03:32:47 PM

Awesome stuff but bizarre that this happened at all. Fun stuff to read on a Friday though.
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