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Movies & TV / Topher Grace's Start Wars
« on: February 28, 2019, 10:15:07 AM »
https://youtu.be/JdoWJywrOuw

Proving once and for all that the whole is greater than the parts.  Now we just need a 15 to 20 hour movie covering the whole story.

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Movies & TV / Anime Recommendation
« on: February 21, 2019, 06:38:17 PM »
I have limited anime experience. I've seen Death Note, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, and Avatar (if you count that).  All were good and I'm looking for more.  Ideally it wouldn't be available on Netflix.  As a side note I am not a big fan of anime that sexualizes the female characters  when they look like they are teens.

Any suggestions?

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Music / What are you Listening To?
« on: December 19, 2018, 02:22:43 PM »
Just realized that we didn't have one of these threads.  Narsica let me down with regard to that.  :P

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_DVS_303kQ

You might recognize that song from Silence of the Lambs.  So good.

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Diablo 3 / D3 on PS4
« on: December 10, 2018, 09:52:59 AM »
So I got this.  Mainly for the coach coop.  For the record...coach coop is fun in D3.

I always new that D3 was design for the console and holy cow is that right.  The game plays better on the Ps4.  Graphics are meant for the big TV.  Coop, at least couch coop, smooth as butter.

It was obvious that the skill system was designed for console and that also works well.  Inventory system is so much better. 

WTF.  IMO it really is night and day.

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Gaming General / The Outer Worlds
« on: December 07, 2018, 10:09:51 AM »
So much excitement!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGLTgt0EEqc

This looks freaking amazing.  And if there is a company I trust to deliver it is Obsidian!

Game wise 2019 is shaping up brilliantly!  This and BL3 (fingers crossed).  I will be busy with these games!

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Gaming General / PS4 Games
« on: November 19, 2018, 08:51:20 AM »
Hey all...I know.  Wrong crowd here for the most part.

Probably going to finally get the PS4 I think.  The price has dipped to 199 and it has a bunch of games that I would like to play.  Just looking for more ideas.

Diablo <-- local coop.  Are there any other games like this?
Uncharted 4 <-- series rocks.
Horizon Zero Dawn <-- seems awesome, is there a reason to get the enhanced edition?
Detroit Become Human <-- Any good?  Seems interesting
Borderlands 2 <-- I have a friend who is interested in MP play.

Any other ideas?

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Diablo 3 / Diablo 4?
« on: October 08, 2018, 09:57:53 AM »
I am sure you people have seen the rumors about a big announcement coming for Diablo.  Somehow I doubt that it will be D4.  I do wonder what the news will be.  Diablo pen and paper I bet!   :P

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Gaming General / Borderlands Sanctuary
« on: September 29, 2018, 12:36:47 PM »
I figured I might as well start a dedicated thread...doesn't hurt.

So the technique I out lined for getting a bee works.  Just not as smoothly as you would hope.  The video I saw talked about an empty Orc village.  Nope.  Full, and worse, there is a mini-boss orc there that was four levels above me.  So you start and run as fast as you can to the platform with the two treants.  Turn around and kill the orcs that come up with you.  The mini-boss can't get up there.  Kill the two trees and rinse and repeat.

On my third run I actually got two Bees.  The first one dropped from the expected target.  I decided to try it out on the mini-boss and it the process of killing him another tree spawn and dropped the second bee.

https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/948462308416770381/79B61C87062C3D0630AC6795902BFA41D03F4607/
https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/948462308416771220/3218289BB4D023728B63AC64C917400B9F293B8F/

Not sure which is better as the second has a second higher recharge delay.

Either way I am happy.

I am going to try Jackenstien again.  What a pain in the ass that boss is.

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Sports / World Cup 2018
« on: June 14, 2018, 09:58:17 AM »
It's that time bitches!

I love the world cup.  My only regret about is that there are few teams that have a legit chance of winning.  I am always hoping for a first time winner.

IMO these are the teams with Legit chances to win who aren't in the obvious group.
  • Colombia
  • Belgium
  • Portugal
  • Mexico -- I don't really think they have a chance.
  • England -- Really don't belong on this list since they have won it before...but it has been something like 50 years
  • Croatia

Now is the list of teams mostly likely to win (in order of likelyhood):
  • Brazil
  • Germany
  • France
  • Spain
  • Argentina
  • Uruguay -- They have won it before...but chance wise they belong in the first group

Personally I am hoping for Colombia, highly unlikely (I was born there for those of you that don't know.)  After that I would enjoy a team from the first list.  In the second list I used to love Brazil, but I am a bit sick of them.  I lived in Brazil for six years so I do have an attachment to them.  Argentina hasn't won in a while so I wouldn't mind them.  After that I am really not a fan of any of them.  Germany is a really impressive team and I really hope they don't win.  A bit sick of Spain.  With Uruguay I really hate their best player Suarez; such an asshole.

First game starts in 2 minutes!


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The Argument Chamber / Maine's Election Idea
« on: June 07, 2018, 02:20:26 PM »
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/maine-new-way-electing-politicians_us_5b16fe45e4b0734a99386f47

WTF are you up to Pixie? :P

Seems much to complicated to really work out.  I applaud the goal of encouraging people vote for people that they might not otherwise vote for, but this doesn't seem to be the way to do it.

California primaries are now pretty interesting in that the top two candidates go on to the general election, regards of the party affiliation.  The goal was also to encourage people vote differently.

It will be interesting to see if these measures help.

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Gaming General / Vault 76
« on: May 31, 2018, 09:16:37 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ye84Zrqndo

Surprised that no one has posted this yet but here you go.

Rumor is that this will be a survival game and not a true Fallout game.


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Other Tech Toys / Headphones -- Any one with Advice?
« on: May 29, 2018, 04:03:36 PM »
So I need new headphones.  They come cheap and go all the way up to stupidly expensive.

They come with mic and without.

They come in regular stereo, 7.1, and virtual 7.1.  I have heard that 7.1 comes with the equivalent of multiple earbuds and that that is a bad idea.  Those same people say virtual is the way to go.  I have read the opposite.  7.1 sucks if virtual.

I am mainly looking to get one for gaming.  I don't really need a mic but maybe one day I will learn to be social and would like to have one for yelling profanities at people I don't know.  Corded or not is not that important but in theory no cord sounds nice.  Comfortable and good sound (what a novel concept) is important.

Any of you people have any good advice?

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Music / This is America
« on: May 11, 2018, 12:57:03 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYOjWnS4cMY

I am really impressed with this song.

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Mass Effect / Still a Mess
« on: April 30, 2018, 09:36:09 PM »
I guess I shouldn't be surprised.

Overall this game is still a mess.  I was expecting for things to be somewhat cleaned up.  The game is horribly laggy when I am in the Tempest.  Quests are still funky and a bit out of wack. 

At this point I am powering through the game so I can finish it.  The, as it is right now, is the best it is every going to be.  Such a waste.  They took the good name of Mass Effect and pissed all over it.  The idea of Andromeda was interesting and had potential.

At this point I have almost finished three of the main areas, Voeld, Haarval, and Eos.  Not sure how much of the game is left but I would like to finish it.

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Mass Effect / All your Base Belongs to Me.
« on: April 30, 2018, 09:30:17 PM »
I am playing this game again and I think, therefore, that I own this sub forum.

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