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Sports / Re: NFL 2017-2018
« on: January 15, 2018, 04:25:56 PM »
I'm just holding out to see what happens when Tom Brady gets his 6th ring this season. Will he get a 6th finger grafted onto his hand for it, or will they just acknowledge his awesomeness by issuing him a Super Bowl bracelet instead? Maybe a full-blown royal crown?

Yep, still wondering about this... ;)

Gaming General / Re: Your newest games
« on: January 08, 2018, 08:28:49 PM »
Was recently gifted The Vagrant. The boobs are facepalm worthy and the outfits are Ludicrous Level 11. But the art is fantastic and the gameplay is a boatload of fun. I'm enjoying the heck out of it. Gonna put this in the "Gems for under $5" category and recommend it to anyone who might enjoy a solid sidescrolling adventure/RPG.

Gaming General / Re: Games of the Year 2017
« on: December 13, 2017, 04:40:26 PM »
I'm only ranking what actually came out this year. My top 5 in order:

1. Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
2. Horizon Zero Dawn
3. What Became of Edith Finch
4. Divinity Original Sin 2
5. NieR Automata

Gaming General / Re: Free Games thread!
« on: December 07, 2017, 07:20:08 PM »

PCs / Re: Favorite Anti-virus Software?
« on: December 01, 2017, 01:50:23 PM »
It feels like I've spent a lot of money on anti-virus over the years.

I'm currently using Norton 360 Premier and as far as I know it's kept me safe. Last week I got a notification indicating that they would automatically renew for another year at $125 cdn which is bloody crazy so I'm looking to switch as well.

In regards to Panda, I find it difficult to accept that a free product is going to keep me safe online. Do you guys feel safe banking on line or making purchases on line having it as your only line of defence against troublemakers? Any caveats?

Free AV is fine. I've never found AV to be something worth spending money on. And no, it's not your only line of defense. It's the last line of defense. The first is being a smart user. No AV is good enough to make up for irresponsible use. ;)

I've never had a malware infection. I use my PC for everything, including personal banking, loan/credit management, and handling sensitive work data.

Note that I also run MalwareBytes, too, just for an added layer of security (this one I paid for - I bought a lifetime license for like $50 years ago).

AV Comparatives does monthly testing of bunches of AV suites and you can see how they all stack up.

Also, Norton is widely regarded as its own special kind of evil because once you have it, getting rid of it is almost as hard as getting rid of malware. Plus, it's not very good. 8)

PCs / Re: Favorite Anti-virus Software?
« on: November 30, 2017, 04:46:07 PM »
I've been an advocate of Panda for a couple years now. It's free, fast, effective, and never bugs you... Well, at first it will try to convince you to upgrade to the paid version but after it gives up, you'll never hear from it again unless it actually finds a problem.

Bonus - it's good at not false-positive-blocking games and stuff. (fuck you, BitDefender and Avast)

General Discussion / Re: Black Friday sales
« on: November 23, 2017, 06:58:07 PM »
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is still in stock at Target for $15 if you wanna save a bit more.

I missed that one. Oh well, what's $5? I still got it for a price I feel ok with. :)

Gaming General / Re: EA and Loot boxes
« on: November 23, 2017, 06:29:56 PM »

General Discussion / Black Friday sales
« on: November 23, 2017, 07:55:58 AM »
Anyone scooping up anything cool?

I refuse to leave the house on Black Friday because screw that craziness. But I did dispatch a friend to Gamestop yesterday to pick up the new Uncharted for $20 for me. So far I haven't seen anything else that has compelled me to buy it, though I might maybe be tempted by a Ninja blender so I can properly blend all the blendable things...

Gaming General / Re: EA and Loot boxes
« on: November 22, 2017, 05:46:42 PM »
Except that it totally was.

Gaming General / Re: EA and Loot boxes
« on: November 22, 2017, 04:30:46 PM »
The path that EA took on this was bullshit of the absolute highest order and I'm glad it backfired on them to the point that it's being looked into as gambling disguised as a game.

It was pay-to-win taken to a ludicrous extreme.

They've temporarily removed the real money shop but it will be back once the furor fades, no doubt.

This sort of asshattery should not be supported or encouraged, and you should not buy this game.

Gaming General / Re: Free week: Elder Scrolls Online
« on: November 20, 2017, 03:20:03 PM »
The close range blasting sorcerer is like... stupidly overpowered. I've run a few and holy crap. The skills just synergize so damn well. All stamina, the hurricane skill, a clannfear for emergency healing and tanking bro-buddy, the sword/shield skill that reduces resistance... melee sorc ftw.

Gaming General / Re: General gaming chatter
« on: November 18, 2017, 11:03:57 PM »
I just played it for like 8 straight hours.

It's purty good.

PCs / Re: New Firefox
« on: November 18, 2017, 03:10:14 PM »
I'd consider it but... switching browsers used to be a quick n easy thing. But now I have all my extensions, and themes, and password manager, and etc to consider. It's just too much to bother with. I'll stick with Chrome, though I have heard good stuff about the latest Firefox.

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