June 03, 2012

Gaming Thread, Weekly Edition!
— Gang of Gaming Morons!

Good afternoon Morons and Moronettes! SilverGTP here; its been a busy week and we have a load of content, so put on your reading hat and enjoy.

This week's topics include an E3 announce rumor, Minecraft-themed wedding, bad news hits Diablo 3, Doom 3 BFG edition details, games that benefit from adding a Portal gun, and EVE Online.

Starting this week I will be writing about my experience as an EVE noob in nullsec space. Zakn and his corp buddies have been training me so I've enjoyed a huge advantage. It's almost like having cheat codes. First up, here's a photo essay of a Minecraft-themed wedding. I think it's rather festive and tastefully done.

Diablo 3 players got a bit of bad news last week. The real-money auction house has been delayed again. The new launch date is June 12.

Bethesda announced the September 30 release of Doom 3 BFG edition. This is the first Doom game to appear on the PS3 and it includes Doom 1 and 2. The announcement trailer looks pretty good:

A big E3 rumor was announced yesterday concerning a new Microsoft product. According to this unconfirmed rumor, MS is set to reveal an Xbox Smart Glass Tablet. Time will tell if it's true, but it does fit with previous intel about future Xbox integration with portable devices. Windows Phone 7 is still slated to get Xbox integration sometime this year, possibly within the fall update.

Yesterday rdbrewer posted a thread entitled, "Removal of Costa Concordia to Begin". Trolling the comments like I do, I find this gem:

35 Oh, and when the start raising the Costa Concordia, get ready for FailBlog to be flooded with 2,138 almost-identical pictures.

For true gaming geeks, the name of the Carrier/dreadnought you served on in the early Wing Commander games was: The TCS Concordia.

It got blowed up.

Don't name a ship Concordia.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at June 02, 2012 03:33 PM

Everybody loves the Portal gun, so here are a few videos of other games that could use it:

I've been playing EVE Online for less than a month but I'm already in nullsec. I joined Zakn's corp and he's been training me, so it's been pretty easy so far. Everyone talks about how difficult EVE is but it isn't difficult, if you have lots of help. I have a fitted Rifter and Firetail and I'm eagerly awaiting my first fleet battle. If you want to get the most out of EVE, play with friends!

As always, you can find me on Twitter.



Afternoon M&M's, I hope your Sunday is going well. Zakn here for this section

I have been working a ton, so for the last two weeks we haven't done any Gaming with Morons stuff. Apologies for that, we'll try and work something out for when I work. We are getting numbers that would jive well for Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2, so If someone is experianced in doing multi-player on that hit me up, and i'll give you posting powers to the Community.

If you want to feel old, here's your fun fact of the day: Wolfenstein 3D is 20 years old. Also Dune 2. I remember downloading the Wolfenstein 3D demo over a 2400 baud modem. It took most of an hour. It was around 750kb. After that. Doom 2 is 20 years old September 2014. Fun note, it was re-released for XBLA in 2010. If you have a GiantBomb premium account, they were/are going to do a series where Brad is doing Doom 2 on Ultraviolence level. It's quite insane since the drops and the ammo do not scale to the amount of mobs that spawn, so it forces you to be strategic.

I know I know, Lawn get off it blah blah blah

It's E3 week, so there isn't much this week that isn't firewalled/embargo'd etx. Apparently the SpyHunter franchise is going to be relaunched for 3DS and Vita.

The Humble Indie Bundle Pack V!

People had been talking about this on the Twitters, but I really didn't look into it much. Until I finished this weeks Bombcast and they were talking about a game called Amnesia. It's a Survival Horror Game that looks really good. So I went to their site and watched the Quick look

(I would embed, but their code is a bit onerous, and I'm not in the mood to break the blog) Then I went and watched a vid about the Humble Indie Bundle V

Definitely gonna pick it up. If you want to check the demo of Amnesia out you can do that here. Don't buy it on Steam though, Buy it through the Humble Indie Bundle dudes.

Max Payne 3 is now out for PC. I have not purchased it yet due to Monies and generally playing a shitload of Diablo 3 and Eve.

Eve Stuff. Not a whole lot is going on up in my neck of the woods, but I can't not link this fight. This fight was between Test/PL and Nulli Secunda. This fight spurned 3 days of bad posting fury on Kugu. You can watch the whole thing and listen to a chill Shadoo FC'ing, or skip to the 12 minute mark where Mister Vee does his patented bomber-fu do devastating effect. 1080 fullscreen it, all that shiz.

Silver and Myself are going to be at Eve Vegas this year. Unfortunately the cheap tickets have been bought out, but if you play Eve and don't feel like flying to Iceland, this looks like a good option to hang out with some Eve Nerds and meet some Devs. Eve Vegas Site

I promised I would bring up the DFW Eve Meetup which is Friday.

Lastly a little bit on Kerbal Space Program. I kicked them some cash, so I have the new version. Definitely going to have to play some more. I'm not going to comment on all the changes they made, as I haven't played enough but they added a new orbital body and a ton of modules. Going to play some more of it. I totally recommend a download and a test run. I showed it to a friend of mine at work, and now him and his son are playing it a bunch. It's definitely not the easiest game, but I will tell you the first time I made it to the Mun, I was a smug mofo.

Have a great day friends. Hit me up on the Twitters.


Posted by: Gang of Gaming Morons! at 08:41 AM | Comments (198)
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1 Don't name a ship "Icarus" either.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 03, 2012 08:45 AM (GWbR0)

2 I want a tic-tac-toe thread.

Posted by: Stark Dickflssig at June 03, 2012 08:59 AM (0XbWx)

3 I've been doing KSP since the fuel tanks had a waist on them. Because the flight modeling is utterly broken, I recommend just familiarizing yourself with the various parts for later. The aerospike engine, though not allowing a lower decoupler, is particularly good for first stages. Higher thrust and also fuel efficiency. Also appears to be crush resistant - which also helps in big first stages. The fuel lines currently are a bit buggy - trying to dump 2 or more lines into one target tank gets buggy when that target tank drains into another. Try to keep it 1 to 1 until the center/last engine. Also take a look at the hardpoints and pylon decouplers - they're excellent as spacers in some more complex booster arrangements. And turbojets are horribly unbalanced in that they give way too much thrust for fuel. They're also very twitchy since they are gimballed to fuck and back. I can provide a craft file for my more complex boosters if anyone wants - 100% stock (for full version).

Posted by: Inspector Asshole at June 03, 2012 09:00 AM (YSyyZ)

4 Addendum - my mention of the "flight" modeling is the aerodynamic modelling - the plane parts aren't working quite right and that whole addon of the spaceplane stuff isn't really worth it right now. The booster stuff is, though.

Posted by: Inspector Asshole at June 03, 2012 09:01 AM (YSyyZ)

5 (laughs at PS3 players who get warmed over tripe and are happy about it!)

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at June 03, 2012 09:04 AM (famk3)

6 Just paid $20 for a Tropico bundle including Tropico 1-3 and expansions.

Bought Diablo 3, but my stupid stupid laptop doesn't have enough video card to run it.  And it's not an old laptop. 

Talk about frustrating.  I can't even focus on pron.

Posted by: FUBAR at June 03, 2012 09:08 AM (mdhVr)

7 I made my first landing on the new, smaller moon Minmus in Kerbal Space program. The folks in the forums aren't kidding when they say it's easier than landing in the Mun. The only real trick is in the plane change maneuver; Minmus is not on the ecliptic. But I've been practicing plane changes in my futile attempts at orbital rendezvous (which still eludes me), so it wasn't hard. The new patched conics display in the map mode is nice, too; you can tell whether the Mun is going to catch you in this orbit and take steps to adjust it instead of just waiting to see.

Haven't done much WoW or Diablo lately. Seems like whenever I fire up Kerbal Space Program, a couple of hours fly by without me noticing. Had that game been available when I was in high school, I never would have become a productive member of society.

Posted by: Anachronda at June 03, 2012 09:10 AM (6fER6)

8

I'm playing a funny little puzzle game called Cogs on my Android phone. It's silly, but challenging.

 

I probably should not have shown the Minecraft wedding page to my daughter. She's been making crafts out of duct tape lately and I think my living room is about to be transformed into a Minecraft scene...

Posted by: Mama AJ at June 03, 2012 09:19 AM (XdlcF)

9 Wild Tangents Blackhawk Striker 2 is awesome. I finally defeated the enemy bogie in mission four this morning. I got bumped to The Final Mission level. It has taken three years !!!  Old game but lots of fun besides I am a master now!!!!! whoop whoop whoopie!

Posted by: Sonnyspats at June 03, 2012 09:20 AM (Qr9Rc)

10 showed my kid the minecraft wedding....he said...i wish i had know...i'd have raided it.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl clinging to my bible, gun and coca cola at June 03, 2012 09:32 AM (Ho2rs)

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8 I'm playing a funny little puzzle game called Cogs on my Android phone. It's silly, but challenging.

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I got Cogs on Steam for my PC...kinda fun...Steam Punky...

Posted by: CanaDave at June 03, 2012 09:39 AM (d3Q3w)

12 "...he's also the guy who wants to pull every video game off every shelf in the country because he feels that the video games are diminishing the intelligence of our youth......come on, Dick...it's only education we got."

Posted by: Xander Cage at June 03, 2012 09:45 AM (d3Q3w)

13

My two oldest played Minecraft for the first time this week.  They were at a friends house and tried to download it (with my permission but not my input) when they got home.  After a hour of running SpyBot SaD and backing out all the extras that came with the download, they've decided that maybe they should just buy a copy.

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at June 03, 2012 09:47 AM (CQ1cz)

14 OT but google "pics of man with face eaten off". They have pictures of the victim. You can recognize an eye that's about it

Posted by: Mr Pink at June 03, 2012 09:53 AM (Ii8Jt)

15 14 OT but google "pics of man with face eaten off".

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That sounds precisely like the sort of thing that wouldn't be prudent.

Posted by: Anachronda at June 03, 2012 09:55 AM (6fER6)

16 OT but google "pics of man with face eaten off". They have pictures of the victim. You can recognize an eye that's about itPosted by: Mr Pink

Did you torture animals as a child?

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at June 03, 2012 09:58 AM (famk3)

17

Posted by: Anachronda at June 03, 2012 02:10 PM (6fER6)

 

I think I asked last week and you said you weren't part of the official AoSHQ guild on WoW, is that correct?  Since I've had no luck finding Army of Morons guildees on at the same time I am, I'm considering starting a new guild.  Does that cost in terms of real money or anything? Also, I'd be willing to take AoSHQ themed name suggestions.

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at June 03, 2012 10:05 AM (CQ1cz)

18 Hey I would like to join your corp in eve. Been play swkotor lately but still have my 3 toons in eve. One with like 39 mil sp, another with like 35, and my miner toon with like 17 mil sp. let me know, kinda wanna get back into eve

Posted by: Murphybush at June 03, 2012 10:12 AM (LXjSX)

19 Doom3 for PS3?  I'm all over that.  I never could get reasonable frame-rates from the PC release of Doom3.  This console version in HD and 5.1 sounds perfect.  The sound system in my living room is way better than at the computer anyway.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at June 03, 2012 10:12 AM (QxGmu)

20 I preordered and have been beta testing The Secret World, it seems pretty solid and unique so far. I watched the trailer for Hitman: Absolution and I think more games now need gun-toting latex clad dominatrix nuns... I think the Moronverse would approve.

Posted by: Drew in MO at June 03, 2012 10:16 AM (w6lum)

21 GOT AN XBOX 360 LAST WEEK! FOR $20! Red ring of death. BUT I FIXED IT! Worked for five days, then went out again. Back to the drawing board.

Posted by: nickless at June 03, 2012 10:22 AM (MMC8r)

22 14 Yeah. Saw it. Hamburger with eyes. Didn't bother me much, because I was pretty much expecting that.

Posted by: nickless at June 03, 2012 10:25 AM (MMC8r)

23

woohoo

finally made major on codmw3

i should play it more i think

Posted by: navycopjoe crying cause i socktroll like the cubs play baseball at June 03, 2012 10:25 AM (aeve0)

24 I am so there with the DOOM 3 BFG edition.  I cut my FPS teeth on DOOM, like most computer game geeks.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 03, 2012 10:26 AM (UH0ly)

25

19  doom3 is what got me into gaming

play it loud and in the dark

Posted by: navycopjoe crying cause i socktroll like the cubs play baseball at June 03, 2012 10:27 AM (aeve0)

26 I caught mention of the Humble Bundle yesterday on teh Twitters and downloaded it. I started with LIMBO, a black and white 2D game and it blew a hole in my Saturday. For a game with basically 5 controls it is incredibly addictive. Your character, a kid, wakes up in the woods. You make your way through a gritty world filled with giant spiders, bear traps, bugs that tunnel into your brain and alter your controls & shadowy Lord of the Flies-type trying to kill you. This game is worth the cost of the bundle alone, though it is pretty short. I just started Amnesia but that grass isn't gonna cut itself.

Posted by: Rex Harrison's Hat at June 03, 2012 10:27 AM (iaDpU)

27 And why the HELL do I need to PAY MICROSOFT to watch Netflix (which I already pay for) on the Xbox?? PS3 and Wii don't require a paid subscription.

Posted by: nickless at June 03, 2012 10:27 AM (MMC8r)

28 Amnesia: The Dark Descent and its prequels and sequels are great if you like survival horror. On Youtube MangaMinx has some great LetsPlay walkthroughs, including her marvelous freakouts. Includes the birthplace of "Mr. Face." GoldGloveLetsPlays has a triple play of Amnesia. He and two of his friends each play the game in parallel. Amazingly good. Those will give you a great idea how to play the game, i.e. pants-wetting terrified.

Posted by: Looking Glass at June 03, 2012 10:30 AM (2J6Jv)

29 17 Posted by: Anachronda at June 03, 2012 02:10 PM (6fER6)

I think I asked last week and you said you weren't part of the official AoSHQ guild on WoW, is that correct?


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I am not, no. I have Alliance toons on Staghelm and Horde toons on Icecrown. IIRC, the AoSHQ guild is on a PvP server. I suck at PvP; barely competent at PvE, and that only because I'm a loner who just likes to while away a lazy evening killing skinnables.

My Horde toons are on Icecrown because that's where Mrs. Chronda plays and she insisted. I created the Alliance toons on Staghelm when I got tired of her stealing all my gold.

Posted by: Anachronda at June 03, 2012 10:40 AM (6fER6)

30 #28

Add up all of the benefits of having an XBL Gold account and it becomes very worthwhile. Especially if you keep an eye out for the discounts. My current 12-month subscription works out to about $2.40 a month. The weekly sales requiring a Gold account make it worth the cost by themselves.

This is coming from someone who has zero interest in online multi-player. Back when that was the main thing you got from an XBL Gold account I didn't bother. But the benefits have increased and the cost is pretty minor. Note that several of the streaming services other than Netflix and Hulu are free if you have a Gold account.

Posted by: epobirs at June 03, 2012 10:45 AM (kcfmt)

31 30 IIRC, the AoSHQ guild is on a PvP server.

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I'm mistaken. Hellscream is a PvE server. I even have a toon there, Deckodense, that I created to join the HQ guild but never managed to.

Posted by: Anachronda at June 03, 2012 10:45 AM (6fER6)

32 That Mario Portal game actually exists and you can play it.

Posted by: buzzion at June 03, 2012 10:47 AM (GULKT)

33

NFL draftee Justin Blackmon arrested in Tulsa at 3am on a charge of aggravated DUI, his second deuce in 2 years.

Dude breathalyzed .24, which is at least 10 drinks for a guy his size, and 3x the legal limit in the Land of Fauxcahontas.

In 1987, 8 beers in 3 hours was .17. Dont ask me how I know.

 

Posted by: MikeD at June 03, 2012 10:47 AM (p8QOg)

34 1 Don't name a ship "Icarus" either.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 03, 2012 01:45 PM (GWbR0)


What about guitarists?

Posted by: Chuck Johanson at June 03, 2012 10:52 AM (1grxW)

35 The Smart Glass app is something I predicted when Nintendo first announced the Wii U a year ago. All any existing tablet would need to do the same stuff Nintendo was demoing was a single applet to let them talk with the console or PC. Plus, Nintendo's tablet controller has very little local processing power to keep the cost down. This is why Nintendo is reluctant to have more than one in use at a time on the same console. All of the heavy lifting is in the console and it could get very slow driving both the tablet and HDTV displays if they're both doing anything intensive.

The typical Windows, iPad, or Android tablet is going to have a lot more local processing capability, so having multiple players each with their own tablet won't be a problem.

The real question is how this makes for a good game. The concepts for applying this have been very limited to date. Nintendo already tried a wired version of this with the GameCube and GameBoy Advance. There were a whopping two games, a Pac-man multi-player variant and a multi-player subset of a Zelda game. Nobody could come up with anything more that justified gathering together all of the needed hardware.


Posted by: epobirs at June 03, 2012 10:53 AM (kcfmt)

36 24 I am so there with the DOOM 3 BFG edition. I cut my FPS teeth on DOOM, like most computer game geeks.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 03, 2012 03:26 PM (UH0ly)


Oh man, I remember DOOM well. Brand new laptop with 4MB of RAM. Had to have a friend "fiddle" with MSDOS to get it able to run DOOM. It was a very addicting game.

Posted by: MrCaniac at June 03, 2012 10:58 AM (1grxW)

37 I created the Alliance toons on Staghelm when I got tired of her stealing all my gold.

Posted by: Anachronda at June 03, 2012 03:40 PM (6fER6)

 

Lol, John used to use his incredible money-making skills to outfit me on DDO as well as IRL.  He left about a half-million in platinum when He died, after playing for only about a year, a life-insurance policy of sorts for the virtual realm as well.

 

I have one toon of each race on Hellscream and DrawAndStrike has a human paladin as well, not that I've met up with him. What do you think of starting a new guild?

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at June 03, 2012 11:01 AM (CQ1cz)

38 38 What do you think of starting a new guild?

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I have no problem with that. Deckodense, my only toon on Hellscream, is level 1. Just logged in and had a mailbox full of pets that I had to run out to Dolanaar to retrieve (yes, a night elf; I'm so so boooooring).

Also, I'm not on much lately because I keep killing intrepid Kerbonauts in Kerbal Space Program.

Posted by: Anachronda at June 03, 2012 11:07 AM (6fER6)

39 18 Hey I would like to join your corp in eve...
Posted by: Murphybush

Send an EVE-Mail to Coder Cadelanne and we'll get you joined up!

Posted by: SilverGTP at June 03, 2012 11:11 AM (MnSRY)

40 What? There's a mailbox in the starting area now? When did that happen? Why did I run all the way out to Dolanaar?

39 I have no problem with that.

I should probably also point out that I'm not management material, not a salesman, and you need 10 signatures to start a guild.

Posted by: Anachronda at June 03, 2012 11:12 AM (6fER6)

41 NERDS!

Posted by: Ogre at June 03, 2012 11:13 AM (B6My4)

42

Posted by: Anachronda at June 03, 2012 04:12 PM (6fER6)

 

That explains why one of my Horde characters was being harrassed to join a guild.  I think they thought I was messing with them when I said I was waiting for an invite to a guild where people like pudding for external application and ewoks with garbage fetishes.

 

Do you think I can use my alt toons as signatures or do they go by IP address or something.

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at June 03, 2012 11:16 AM (CQ1cz)

43

Posted by: Anachronda at June 03, 2012 04:07 PM (6fER6)

 

How do you use the mailbox?  Whenever I click on one it says that isn't for free-to-play, or words to that effect.

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at June 03, 2012 11:17 AM (CQ1cz)

44 43 Do you think I can use my alt toons as signatures

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No. Only one signature per battle.net account.

Posted by: Anachronda at June 03, 2012 11:19 AM (6fER6)

45 44 How do you use the mailbox? Whenever I click on one it says that isn't for free-to-play, or words to that effect.

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Ah. Well, you have to have an account for which you're paying the monthly fee. You also won't be able to start a guild or level past (IIRC) 20. I don't know how much communication you'll be able to do.

Problem they're trying to address is the gold farmers using disposable free accounts to sell gold and spam folks with adverts.

Posted by: Anachronda at June 03, 2012 11:21 AM (6fER6)

46

almost three hours on top?

Ace runs a tight ship.

Posted by: garrett at June 03, 2012 11:23 AM (B6My4)

47

Posted by: Anachronda at June 03, 2012 04:21 PM (6fER6)

 

Well, I'll be going to pay-to-play in a couple of weeks here.  I was thinking of buying a pet, should I hold off until going to paid account?

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at June 03, 2012 11:26 AM (CQ1cz)

48 I have been playing Mass Effect 3 multiplayer mode for the past 2 months.

Posted by: Mr. Pink at June 03, 2012 11:30 AM (++kZl)

49 49 Well, I'll be going to pay-to-play in a couple of weeks here. I was thinking of buying a pet, should I hold off until going to paid account?

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You'll probably have to. Pets are generally delivered by mail.


Posted by: Anachronda at June 03, 2012 11:32 AM (6fER6)

50

Posted by: Anachronda at June 03, 2012 04:21 PM (6fER6)

 

I found you. I'm Esterrai in Azure Watch at the moment.

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at June 03, 2012 11:34 AM (CQ1cz)

51 Still on the gaming thread, huh? Haha Where's the Ewok?

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at June 03, 2012 11:35 AM (nUY/O)

52 50 I have been playing Mass Effect 3 multiplayer mode for the past 2 months.

Posted by: Mr. Pink at June 03, 2012 04:30 PM (++kZl)

 

PC or one of the consoles?

Posted by: buzzion at June 03, 2012 11:37 AM (GULKT)

53

No Talk about Dawngaurd?  Skyrim's expansion pack was announced, and its a sign of what DLC should look like.  2 massive quest lines, several new abilities, new mounts, more crafting.  This isn't new multiplayer maps and one new weapon selling for 15 bucks.

Considering Skyrim had upwards of 200 hours of content, I'm guessing that if it is like Shivering Isles for Oblivion, we are looking at another 20-30 hours of content.  Mass Effect 3 on the other hand had about 20 hours of content, and cost (at least) 60 bucks.  :p

Posted by: Kevin at June 03, 2012 11:45 AM (/D+kd)

54 XBox live Buzzion. I own a mac so most PC games I cant even play.

Posted by: Mr. Pink at June 03, 2012 11:46 AM (++kZl)

55 E3 Homesite June 5-7, Los Angeles Convention Center http://tinyurl.com/7qmajpy

Posted by: LA at June 03, 2012 12:06 PM (HOOye)

56

Posted by: Kevin at June 03, 2012 04:45 PM (/D+kd)

 

Someone on the ONT said it was vampires.  I was curious why since a huge part of Morrowind was vampires.

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at June 03, 2012 12:09 PM (CQ1cz)

57 Saw a video of Dawnguard, looks great.  I've played Skyrim all the way through twice now and need a break, so hope they take their time and get all the bugs out (except for the fun ones).

Posted by: waelse1 at June 03, 2012 12:11 PM (y4+t+)

58 59 Saw a video of Dawnguard, looks great. I've played Skyrim all the way through twice now and need a break, so hope they take their time and get all the bugs out (except for the fun ones).

Posted by: waelse1 at June 03, 2012 05:11 PM (y4+t+)

 

Maybe they can go back and fix some of the bugs that are in just the regular Skyrim too.

Posted by: buzzion at June 03, 2012 12:17 PM (GULKT)

59 I just got 100% completion of Skyrim. Bring on Dawnguard!

Posted by: Fart at June 03, 2012 12:17 PM (KLwh4)

60

Whew!

Finally finished Zork.

Posted by: Riding Through The Desert On A Sock With No Name at June 03, 2012 12:25 PM (MG6Y6)

61

Polliwog,

Vampires does seem to be a central aspect of it.  Mainly, a fight that involves a powerful group of vampires and a powerful group of vampire hunters, and an Elder Scroll.  How that plays within the overall picture of Skyrim, dunno.

1.6 is fixing quite a few bugs, including the nirnroot lighting bug.  (Why that took to 1.6 I don't know.)  I think the worst of bugs are gone, but they really need to go cleaning up quests.  Oh well, thankfully I've got the console on the PC.  Even with all the bugs, Skyrim was worlds beyond what has come out in the past 2 years gamewise.  (New games that is.)

Heck, the fact that the gaming thread is so Eve-centric isn't by accident.  Almost all "modern AAA" MMOS....... SUCK.

Posted by: Kevin at June 03, 2012 12:26 PM (oa10y)

62 So what is this League of Legends stuff you speak of? No. Correct that. What is this League of Legends stuff you don't speak of?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 03, 2012 12:30 PM (C8mVl)

63 Really, they've fixed the worst of the bugs?  How about followers that don't level up with you?

Posted by: buzzion at June 03, 2012 12:31 PM (GULKT)

64 I'd like to see one of you guys talk about some of the upcoming 'Mech games, such as MechWarrior Online and MechWarrior Tactics. Also, have you guys heard about the upcoming non-FPS Shadowrun games coming out next year?

Posted by: DebiMax at June 03, 2012 12:32 PM (JCKwl)

65 42 NERDS!

Posted by: Ogre at June 03, 2012 04:13 PM (B6My4)


Get back to work, break time is over!

Posted by: Nerd who is now Ogre's boss at June 03, 2012 12:33 PM (9pdFK)

66

Debi,

 

Heard of Mech Warrior Online, but nothing really on mech warrior tactics.  details?

Posted by: Kevin at June 03, 2012 12:38 PM (oa10y)

67 I wish there were an open thread so I didn't interrupt the gamers.

Posted by: mama winger at June 03, 2012 12:40 PM (P6QsQ)

68 StarForge.

Hybrid RTS / FPS / Minecraft with odd physics. Free beta client but buggy. Video at the link.

http://tinyurl.com/7npyw8m

Posted by: 13times at June 03, 2012 12:41 PM (h6XiD)

69 Well, since I have been summoned, how about my at-the-time mini-review of Doom 3: 1) You are in a maze of tiny little passages, all alike. 2) I know it's supposed to be dark, but I think I'm getting Seasonal Affective Disorder. 3) It's like an extremely well-made, giant haunted house on halloween, except that exactly the same trap is in every room. A door opens and someone yells BOO! In every room. Over. And Over. It's not scary anymore, it's annoying, try something else. The 37th time an imp jumps out of an invisible broom closet behind you it's not creepy. 4) Actually needs more atmosphere. Some of those whispering voices, the mirror trick, these things were actually creepy. If the designers had thought more about "hell encroaching on reality" and done more things like ghosts, especially the ancients, especially interactive things, stuff that moves by itself, shadows and whispers - it could have been really creepy. As I said they had a few, but it trailed off as the game went on. The part where the whispering voice said "they took my baby" freaked me out, but after that it was just screaming and gore. There are some good things about the game. I really do hope the aftermarket community takes off. I'll probably wait for HL2 to check out the lipsynch software and physics engine. I'm not so much into the gore, but even Deus Ex 2 had more interesting "falling bodies."

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at June 03, 2012 12:45 PM (bxiXv)

70 And, for the humor, my mini-review of the hero of Doom 3 - the Space Marine! Is our friendly neighborhood Space Marine a Special Olympian? Hear me out here (I'll do my best to avoid spoilers): Many have posted concerning some apparent discrepancies in the game that are difficult to explain. The Marine's behavior seems to be contradictory, even foolish at times. I believe I have explained these issues. Our Marine is a bit of a Forrest Gump. Rides the small bus, if you know what I mean. Shocked? I think I can prove it: 1. He never speaks. If he did, it would be obvious immediately that he suffers from a congenital developmental disorder. 2. The flashlight. Anyone with an IQ > room temperature would not, while crawling about in dark spaces, hit things with their one and only flashlight. 3. The flashlight again. Normal people would either use a Harries carry or duct-tape the flashlight to their helmet, shoulder pad, belt, John Thomas, or whatever. Our marine has not figured this out. 4. In cutscenes, or hero frequently either stands dumbfounded as a monster eats someone in front of him, or, hearing horrible noises, walks calmly into the open and looks around, oblivious to danger. 5. Short-sleeved armor on an alien planet. Special Marine Corps. 6. Oxygen. Many theories have been put forward regarding our hero's 40-second trips into the Martian wilderness. Seeing as he doesn't actually have an environment suit, the only possible explanation would seem to be that he is holding his breath. But he is clearly breathing. So what is the explanation? Our hero is too dumb to tell when he should and shouldn't breathe, and he is trying to breathe the martian atmosphere. He probably can't swim either. 7. Mars has 40% of Earth's gravity. Our hero has just come from Earth to Mars. And yet he can only jump two feet into the air, can't climb objects, and can't jump forward more than 5 to 6 feet. Why do you think they have a seperate Olympics? 8. Running. Our hero can't run very fast or even very far without becoming too tired to go on. A Marine? A Special Marine, meeting the Special requirements of the Special Marine Corps. 9. Why is our hero the only one who is never possessed by demons? When they attempt to strike a bargain for his soul, he doesn't understand. Notice how everyone else who isn't posessed only use short sentences and keep repeating themselves. The conversation in the instant of possession goes something like this: Demon: I have power to offer you your heart's desire, anything you wish. Marine: I already had my chicken pot-pie today. No thank you. Demon: I'm offering you immortality, power over entire worlds, satisfied greed, slaked lust... Marine: Wopner is on at 5. I can't miss Wopner. Demon: Oh, I give up. 10. Clomps his feet, even when walking slowly. I think that speaks volumes, don't you? This theory would also explain why there are no secondary fire modes. There are, but he can't figure them out. Tell me what you think. - Merovign - VSMC (Very Special Marine Corps) *disclaimer* I have a great deal of sympathy for people with real developmental disabilities, and admire the persistance of courage of those who know they are abnormally slow and try to lead a happy and productive life. On the other hand, self-taught retards, born normal but too lazy to think, are an object of my everyday scorn.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at June 03, 2012 12:48 PM (bxiXv)

71 OT:  In Re; The mailing Ann althouse received.

To the jingle "I'm a Pepper."

"I'm a Stasi;
He's a Stasi;
She's a Stasi;
They're all Stasi;
Wouldn't you like
To be a Stasi too?

Be a Stasi, fink on your neighbors;
Be a Stasi, fink on your neighbors;
Be a Stasi, fink on your neighbors....



Attaaaaaaack Waaaaaaatch!

Posted by: Mikey NTH -this is a beautiful day to sit on the patio at June 03, 2012 12:50 PM (gmoEG)

72 3 minutes till Nintendo's pre-e3 presser

http://tinyurl.com/7staq55

Posted by: The Dude at June 03, 2012 12:57 PM (tw6Ar)

73 I'm a level 33 azure dick-witch and I would like to do the sexes via internet. a/s/l?

Posted by: Stark Dickflssig at June 03, 2012 01:05 PM (0XbWx)

74 And now, having taken over the thread entirely with massive word walls: I know it seems I rag on games a lot. I can be pretty critical. Some all-time favorite games: Deus Ex Invisible War and Thief 3: Deadly Shadows Purists often prefer earlier games and complain of missing features or lack of difficulty. I play a game primarily for the story and to see what happens, and for the sense of mood created in the game. The ideas and background in these games makes them a "happy place" for me. I tend to play both in a "stealthy" way, not optional in T S. The movement can be clumsy at times, so scenes involving rapidity can be annoying. Bioshock - well-balanced gameplay for a shooter, unique environment, story-driven. A little bit of "sledgehammer writing" especially at the end of 2, which is more than a little annoying, but engrossing environment and varied but simple gameplay. Mass Effect 1 and 2: Just great fun, though the impatient will have a hard time with #1 (and replay value is not as great), I loved the darned thing (except waiting in elevators). Hugely story-driven, wasted a ton of time reading the in-game encyclopedia (codex) and thinking about all those worlds and mysterious history. Too bad about the massive middle finger in #3, but there you go. Driving games: I don't have a game wheel anymore, so these are a pain now until I get another one. I was playing Fuel, Grid, and NFS: Undercover. Fuel has the biggest gameworld I've ever seen, it can be awesome to just drive around the world and see things. Many varied races, the vehicles are mostly "fantasy" and not real-world except the bikes and some quads. There's no real difficulty setting that does much, but the unofficial patch helps with vehicle control (which is kind of "French" in the stock game). The gameworld is BEAUTIFUL. Not kidding. Grid - I've been playing with the settings files on this game, which have a gigantic number of almost entirely obscure options with useless names. You can make NPC drivers complete idiots or insanely fast but I haven't been able to make small adjustments. The company, sadly, actively discourages modding, otherwise this would be AWESOME instead of just fun. NFS:U - The cars, Oh God the cars. I could play this just for customizing vehicles, forget the driving. The "modified stock" customizing that lets you alter the geometry of the stock body is insanely fun, wild paint options, very good rendering. Gameplay is a little frantic, with the typical "cops always chasing you" thing (yes, there's a mod for that). The big problem with PC driving games is controls. Designers should let you steer with the mouse, they almost never do, you use the arrow keys. There's a reason you don't steer your car with buttons. For strategy games, a less-well-known game I enjoyed is Sol Survivor. Vaguely starcraft-like, graphics not as polished (as SC2) but high resolution is a bonus, it's a tower-defense game where you protect populations from invaders that follow specific paths. One of the differences in this game is having "characters" that have specific sets of towers with different capabilities, and the ability to call in airstrikes, orbital lasers, etc. Never got the hang of higher difficulties, resources seem too rare, but at lower diffs it's fine. As with anything, if you hear of a game that sounds interesting, a good thing to do is what gameplay videos on YouTube. They won't tell you everything, but you can get a feel for it. I still have no interest in Diablo 3 becase: a) always online, b) checkpoint saves, c) reports do not sound good. Max Payne 3 had a preview out in a magazine last year and it looked AWFUL, it's hard to tell from the trailers. Will wait for more gameplay footage, it seems very much a "console game."

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at June 03, 2012 01:08 PM (bxiXv)

75 Went back to the beginning with pc Mass Effect 1 and 2 (have not played 3 yet, deliberately) and was more careful (as a paragon). A more meticulous play (surprise!) resulted in a more satisfying play. 2 was so much more efficient from a keyboard and story pov, but that was just a bonus, not a criticism of 1. The romantic tantalizers were interesting, even for an old guy. The progression of each game was smooth and interesting. I love using the sniper rifle to kill long distance. Very nice. It was fun learning how to position my team-mates. There were no stupid things which frustrate players, such as artificially spending an hour looking for something. The Leftist influence on the story was minimal but present, but not obnoxious. Par for the course. It has been really fun and compelling. Re-playing 1 and 2 has made a lot of sense, and is more fun because of the experience ... I play at veteran level, and the challenge is perfect, the right amount of excitement. When I finish 2 I look forward to 3.

Posted by: Tonawanda at June 03, 2012 01:12 PM (iuHbc)

76 I found myself strangely agreeing that the Minecraft themed wedding was tastefully done. I admit to being surprised. They had the theme but they didn't carry it overboard (though her necklace was almost there), and the ties were awesome.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at June 03, 2012 01:14 PM (RZ8pf)

77 Nintendo hates core gamers confirmed. Also, wtf Wara Wara as the UI

Posted by: The Dude at June 03, 2012 01:21 PM (tw6Ar)

78 Console vs. PC It's not about the hardware, mostly, though controls are. It's about gameplay. Console games tend to be short in duration, relatively linear (that "on rails" plot), and the camera tends to be controlled separately from the character movement. Also for some reason 3rd-person shooters are more popular than 1st person, which I find immensely annoying. 20-30% of your screen is taken up by the backside of your character. I guess I get that for some games but I don't need to watch Max Payne's ass all day, I just don't. Controls tend to be limited and contextual - because there aren't that many buttons. An example of the limits is the "Everything Button" in Mass Effect 3 - it stood in for run, slide, duck, jump, hurdle, open, talk, and activate. It loved to do one when you meant to do another, like when you try to run down a hall and it flattens you against a wall (open to be shot), or when you try to push a button and it ducks behind an obstacle. The contextual part almost bothers me more, I found Assasin's Creed almost unplayable on PC (partly because of the insanely drawn-out menus/cutscenes), when it came time to move and fight the game would arbitrarily change what a button does in the middle of an action. They tried to be clever and IMHO failed. I don't like part of the "challenge" of a game being the controls malfunctioning, I don't have time for that. The camera issue creates what I call "camera lossage," where the camera focuses somewhere other than what you want automatically. Sometimes you can "fix" this with a camera control, but it's an interruption. Sometimes it's too late. Also, console games are designed to be played with no control capable of pointing. Pointing is a basic human behavior and I find it hard to accomplish things without it. Console controllers don't have a pointing device - you can move a joystick to move a cursor, but you can't instinctively just put the cursor on something. That's one of the reasons adventure games are dying, no particular way to do them on a console. That's what happened to the Bethesda interface between Morrowind and Skyrim. Morrowind had a great PC interface (maybe not as artsy as it could be), but it was a huge pain on consoles. Oblivion tried to halfway it, and got complaints from both sides. The skyrim interface was made for consoles and it was a huge pain in the ass on a PC (unless you used a console controller). The mods for the interface on Skyrim have unfortunately only fixed half the problem, because Bethesda used very expensive proprietary software to make the menus and did a bit of a hack job on the coding (which the devs admitted on the forums), so reverse-engineering them has been a challenge. I'm not saying "doing it right" is easy for the developers, just saying that doing it wrong pisses me right the **** off. I've already sworn off *ever* pre-ordering a game or buying it before seeing gameplay and menus again.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at June 03, 2012 01:23 PM (bxiXv)

79 so many opportunities to draw or show my dick online to strangers

Posted by: The Dude at June 03, 2012 01:26 PM (tw6Ar)

80 When I finish 2 I look forward to 3. Posted by: Tonawanda at June 03, 2012 06:12 PM (iuHbc) Well, I ain't gonna spoil it for ya, but don't get your hopes up. And don't get attached to anyone, any place, or anything, including your character, if you play 3. The percentages are wild guesses, but it seems like between 10-30% liked the single player in ME3, the rest hated it, and substantial percentage (including me) have entirely sworn off *Bioware* after they made that game. IMHO it was that bad, that I won't risk money on another one of their games.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at June 03, 2012 01:26 PM (bxiXv)

81 Partly the reason for swearing off Bioware is the *company's* behavior WRT ME3, as much as the game itself. They have possibly the worst PR team (with a couple of exceptions) in the entire universe, all of the sudden. They managed to take a big crowd of pissed-off gamers and make them an even bigger crowd of even more pissed-off gamers, which is not really the right way to do PR.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at June 03, 2012 01:29 PM (bxiXv)

82 Debi, Heard of Mech Warrior Online, but nothing really on mech warrior tactics. details? ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Basically, they took the table-top version of Battletech and set it up so that it would play in a browser with you in control of a set of Mechs and the oppossing player controlling another set. Rather like MegaMek, but with fancier graphics. Seems like it will look and play nicely, though I personally don't care for how they have designed their Mechs. http://www.mwtactics.com/

Posted by: DebiMax at June 03, 2012 01:31 PM (JCKwl)

83 interesting internet ideas from Nintendo, too bad they don't take into account of actual internet behavior as it's perfect for trolling. No mention of friend codes is an eyebrow raiser, must be waiting for the actual E3 conference

Posted by: The Dude at June 03, 2012 01:33 PM (tw6Ar)

84 A five hour gaming thread? Well that's.....unfortunate.

Posted by: laceyunderalls at June 03, 2012 01:36 PM (Q06Pp)

85 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at June 03, 2012 01:39 PM (Xb3hu)

86 A five hour now stale thread? This is not a game people!

Posted by: Riding Through The Stinky Thread On A Sock With No Name at June 03, 2012 01:40 PM (MG6Y6)

87 Enuff of this computer game crap. Who's up for discussing the finer points of Naked Twister? Remember, when approaching third base it is important for the Magic Bishop to remain firmly aimed at the Tunnel of Ripened Sweet Mango, not allowing himself to be blinded by the Siren Headlight Twins and accidentally entering the Bunghole of Malodorous Doom to a crushing end.

Posted by: CoolCzech at June 03, 2012 01:40 PM (niZvt)

88 Have any of you gaming geeks ever kissed a girl?

Posted by: mpfs at June 03, 2012 01:40 PM (Fy6L7)

89 Remember when Ace of Spades had content?

Posted by: Truman North at June 03, 2012 01:40 PM (I2LwF)

90 omg 91 comments in 5 hours?

Posted by: Truman North at June 03, 2012 01:43 PM (I2LwF)

91 91 Remember when Ace of Spades had content? Posted by: Truman North at June 03, 2012 06:40 PM (I2LwF) Time for a chess thread!

Posted by: CoolCzech at June 03, 2012 01:43 PM (niZvt)

92 Posted by: mpfs at June 03, 2012 06:40 PM (Fy6L7) If kissing a poster of Carrie Fisher counts then the odds are pretty good.

Posted by: Riding Through The Stinky Thread On A Sock With No Name at June 03, 2012 01:44 PM (MG6Y6)

93 How much is a membership for a Prime Membership? I'd gladly pay it about now!

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at June 03, 2012 01:45 PM (nUY/O)

94 I second the recommendation of Limbo. It's a side-scroller puzzle game with a wicked sense of humor. If you are looking for mech games (outside of the FASA license) Armored Core V just came out. I haven't played it yet, but it's getting good reviews. Dawnguard looks like it's going to somewhat emulate Shivering Isles. Molag Bal is the father of vampires and several of the screenshots look like they're from his realm of ColdHarbor. There are four corners to the house of troubles. We've already covered Mehrune Dagon in Oblivion and Sheogorath in Shivering Isles, only Molag Bal and Malacath are left. (This is just speculation, but I see a couple of spots where Malacath can easily tie into the Dawnguard faction. We *might* be looking at a two-fer.)

Posted by: Luke at June 03, 2012 01:46 PM (G+nE0)

95 How many gaming geeks are sitting at home stark naked eating Cheetos and playing with their PS3s?

Posted by: mpfs at June 03, 2012 01:46 PM (Fy6L7)

96 This wouldn't be happening if the moronettes contributed their fair share. And by fair share, I do mean erudite discussion of the pros and cons of going commando with short skirts on. As it is, we morons are just going to have to pull ourselves up by our jock straps and think of some of our own content. I'll start things off with an intriguing thought: Star Trek Green Dancing Girl vs. Slave Leia. Discuss.

Posted by: CoolCzech at June 03, 2012 01:50 PM (niZvt)

97 Weekends around here are like Weekend At Bernie's. The blog is Bernie.

Posted by: soothsayer, for your own good at June 03, 2012 01:52 PM (xIzGn)

98 In a world that is crumbling around us its nice to know, even comforting in a sick sort if way, that CC will always be a perv. But he is our perv.

Posted by: mpfs at June 03, 2012 01:53 PM (Fy6L7)

99 Here's a question: How long canthe MSM keep pretending that the 2012 Elections will be ANYTHING except a total Obama debacle? I'm sick oftheir BS about what a "squeaker" this November will be.

Posted by: CoolCzech at June 03, 2012 01:54 PM (niZvt)

100 I said we should a DIY/Home and Garden thread on Sundays. But noooooooooooo.

Posted by: soothsayer, for your own good at June 03, 2012 01:55 PM (KUrJA)

101 Unfortunately the next thread is the new Sunday Night Quilting thread. Heard there was a Moron Meetup in DFW last night. Heard about it too late. I am in FW. I've only been to a meetup back home in Denver. They are fun times.

Posted by: Riding Through The Stinky Thread On A Sock With No Name at June 03, 2012 01:55 PM (MG6Y6)

102 98 Clear win for slave Leia because she isn't green.I denounce myself.

Posted by: steevy at June 03, 2012 01:56 PM (Xb3hu)

103 This thread is killing my desire to live.

Posted by: mama winger at June 03, 2012 01:57 PM (P6QsQ)

104 I had to go to Hot Air for my politics fix today. Do you know how that feels? DO YOU?!

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at June 03, 2012 01:58 PM (nUY/O)

105 104 98 Clear win for slave Leia because she isn't green.I denounce myself. Posted by: steevy at June 03, 2012 06:56 PM (Xb3hu) But wouldn't it be great if green vajajay tasted like pistachio?

Posted by: CoolCzech at June 03, 2012 01:58 PM (niZvt)

106 I am readying a noose.

Posted by: mama winger at June 03, 2012 02:00 PM (P6QsQ)

107 107 Yes.Also the green Orion slave chicks were supposed to be very wild,so it may be closer than I first implied.

Posted by: steevy at June 03, 2012 02:00 PM (Xb3hu)

108 This thread is killing my desire to live.

^^^

Well just be happy it's not of those silly 'hey let's post three words and then add on' type of threads. Egads.

Posted by: laceyunderalls at June 03, 2012 02:00 PM (mhle1)

109 I'm stuck here:
I drop the barrel on Bluto's head from the top of the mast, but by the time I get down the ladder for Olive Oyl, he's awake again and hits me!

What am I doing wrong?

Posted by: Colecovision at June 03, 2012 02:00 PM (Qxdfp)

110 Richard Dawson, the host of "The Running Man," has died

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at June 03, 2012 02:01 PM (e8kgV)

111 Green chick on Star Trek. Hands down. In the green parts.

Posted by: Riding Through The Stinky Thread On A Sock With No Name at June 03, 2012 02:01 PM (MG6Y6)

112 Mass Effect 3 was extremely good, right up until the last five minutes. Which isn't to say it was perfect. The dev team got hugely carried away with cut-scenes, for one. But there were some truly great moments that rank right up there with Virmire, taking the Mako into the conduit, playing Joker, discoving why the colonists had been kidnapped, etc. Play it. Have fun. The ending sucks beyond redemption, but there's a lot of win before you hit that point.

Posted by: Luke at June 03, 2012 02:02 PM (G+nE0)

113 Survey Says: Yes, Richard Dawson is still dead. Abe Vigoda lives!

Posted by: mpfs at June 03, 2012 02:02 PM (Fy6L7)

114 Where's the fucking Ewok Signal? Did the light burn out?

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at June 03, 2012 02:03 PM (nUY/O)

115

That Weaselzippers is a good blog...if you like content.

 

Posted by: garrett at June 03, 2012 02:03 PM (HdGBx)

116 Looking around for poisonous plants.

Posted by: mama winger at June 03, 2012 02:03 PM (P6QsQ)

117 http://tinyurl.com/73oymps

Miller attributes that fragility to companies that place sales and novel applications over computer security.

“Companies want to make money,” he said. “They don’t want to sit around and make their software perfect.”


Evil capitalists refuse to make perfect software? They need a czar.  Govern we much!

Posted by: Barry the Buckstop at June 03, 2012 02:04 PM (vhwRj)

118 Gawd Joffen, did you have to take a shower after going to Hot Air?

Posted by: mpfs at June 03, 2012 02:04 PM (Fy6L7)

119 Green Orion chicks are hawt.

Posted by: Pete at June 03, 2012 02:04 PM (CBJH4)

120 Patience, mama winger! I'm sure that soon one of the co-bloggers will temporarily awaken from glue-induced com.a long enough to post a horoscope thread. In the meantime, I'll keep things by recounting the saga of my childhood... Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, this tale must show. To begin my life with the beginning of my life, I record that I was born (as I have been informed and believe) on a Friday, at twelve o'clock at night. It was remarked that the clock began to strike, and I began to cry, simultaneously. Oh, crap! Someone's at the door...

Posted by: CoolCzech at June 03, 2012 02:05 PM (niZvt)

121

I am readying a noose.

 

Way ahead of you.

Posted by: Zombie David Caradine at June 03, 2012 02:05 PM (HdGBx)

122 Oh look.  I found a plastic bag. 

Posted by: mama winger at June 03, 2012 02:05 PM (P6QsQ)

123 ME3s ending was not that bad. And if you do it right the main character and others can live. I

Posted by: Mr Pink at June 03, 2012 02:06 PM (Ii8Jt)

124 So...uh. I guess Pelosi said she's want Hillary for 2016. That's something. Probably could have made a thread about that one. Oh, well. Hm. What else happened today...George Zimmerman is back in jail. Paul Krugman was talking about Solyndra and said a billion dollars isn't a lot of money. No? Not worth a new thread? Hm. Tough crowd. I know ace has high standards, but maybe a thread about how Lizzie Warren said she would probably be the first Native America Senator? No? Hm. Oh, well. I tried.

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at June 03, 2012 02:06 PM (nUY/O)

125 If you do it with a green Orion dancing girl... Will your schwang turn green? Or just drip green?

Posted by: CoolCzech at June 03, 2012 02:07 PM (niZvt)

126

If you do it with a green Orion dancing girl... Will your schwang turn green?

 

The're all pink on the inside. 

Right, bones?

Posted by: Capt. James T. Kirk at June 03, 2012 02:08 PM (HdGBx)

127 127 Imagine the STD's.Good thing the Federation has very good healthcare.

Posted by: steevy at June 03, 2012 02:09 PM (Xb3hu)

128 Hang on to those plastic bags. They will be extinct soon.

Posted by: mpfs at June 03, 2012 02:10 PM (Fy6L7)

129 It's all pink inside.

Posted by: James T Kirk at June 03, 2012 02:10 PM (CBJH4)

130 The wife and I went to a Chinese joint today for lunch. Oddly, my fortune cookie read, "Two white shirts, pair of black slacks, and 4 pairs of socks."

Posted by: CoolCzech at June 03, 2012 02:10 PM (niZvt)

131 I swear to God, if there isn't a new thread up soon I will shoot this dog! What dog? Well, I don't have a dog but I can get one. In fact, I'm going to find a dog and if there's not a new thread by the time I get back the dog gets it. Ok? OK?!

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at June 03, 2012 02:11 PM (nUY/O)

132 Maybe I'll just watch season three or is it four of True Blood.

Posted by: mpfs at June 03, 2012 02:12 PM (Fy6L7)

133

What dog? Well, I don't have a dog but I can get one. In fact, I'm going to find a dog and if there's not a new thread by the time I get back the dog gets it. Ok? OK?!

 

You gonna eat that?

Posted by: Barack Obama at June 03, 2012 02:12 PM (HdGBx)

134 Anyone else watching paint dry?

Posted by: mpfs at June 03, 2012 02:13 PM (Fy6L7)

135 No? Not worth a new thread? Hm. Tough crowd. I know ace has high standards, but maybe a thread about how Lizzie Warren said she would probably be the first Native America Senator? No? Hm. Oh, well. I tried. Which would make Churchill Britain's first Native American Prime Minister, seeing how he was 1/16th Iroquois.

Posted by: CoolCzech at June 03, 2012 02:13 PM (niZvt)

136 I'm sure some enterprising co-blogger is about to post a brand new Open Thread...

Posted by: CoolCzech at June 03, 2012 02:15 PM (niZvt)

137

Posted by: CoolCzech at June 03, 2012 07:13 PM (niZvt)

 

His mom was an American wasn't she? 

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at June 03, 2012 02:15 PM (CQ1cz)

138

The Republicans need to be more green...like my friends in China.

Posted by: Tom Friedman at June 03, 2012 02:16 PM (HdGBx)

139 Im so bored I'd let the Jehovah Witness people in my place so I could get the Watchtower.

Posted by: mpfs at June 03, 2012 02:16 PM (Fy6L7)

140 139 Posted by: CoolCzech at June 03, 2012 07:13 PM (niZvt) His mom was an American wasn't she? Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at June 03, 2012 07:15 PM (CQ1cz) Yup. Jeanette Jerome, from Brooklyn.

Posted by: CoolCzech at June 03, 2012 02:18 PM (niZvt)

141 118 Looking around for poisonous plants. Posted by: mama winger at June 03, 2012 07:03 PM You could make one of your "special" pizzas

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at June 03, 2012 02:19 PM (rVkqa)

142 BF3!, anything else is irrelevant and you know it, deep in your heart. All of this non-PC stuff is going to make my duct tape supply drop below the threshold. If it is not a FPS it is ... distasteful and something else .. soft and left-wingish, and you know it. Oh, and before I leave, let me just mention that the best thing about Cam Ranh Bay, dear Leon, would be a crater! Hot, smokin', radioactive! Leaning over the railing and grinning like a cheshire cat won't change the fact that your new policy is crap and a put-on! .. if you've got 5:39, break yer neck! http://tinyurl.com/ck5o43

Posted by: And Irresolute at June 03, 2012 02:20 PM (RC3M9)

143

Posted by: mpfs at June 03, 2012 07:16 PM (Fy6L7)

 

You haven't got any cereal boxes to read instead?

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at June 03, 2012 02:20 PM (CQ1cz)

144 @141: face it, mpfs. This thread is deader than Ben Stein's foreskin wallet.

Posted by: CoolCzech at June 03, 2012 02:20 PM (niZvt)

145

80:

 

While there is a bit of control options on the console, the consoles currently have tech that is 2 generations behind what most people's custom built PC's are capable of, and at least a full generation behind what you are going to find at Best Buy.  The next gens might get slightly caught up, but not really.  They "might" take advantage of DX10.  Now I have a DX10 card...... that is a generation old in the pc world.  I don't feel the need to upgrade, because the law of diminishing returns really hits.

As far as the interface issues in Skyrim, yeah, that might have been the laziest port I've ever seen, though the new port of Dark Souls looks to be even lazier (if that were possible.)  Now that the mods are out, for the most part, Skyrim is a game I love.

Posted by: Kevin at June 03, 2012 02:20 PM (oa10y)

146 Kudzu: the fuel of the future.

Posted by: I Chu, Scientist at large at June 03, 2012 02:21 PM (vhwRj)

147 Limbo is truly great. I got the Xbox version on a disc along with Trials HD and Splosion Man. Two other great little arcade games. It can be found for as little as ten bucks in some places if they still have it.

Barring that, if your PC is up to snuff, that indie bundle is great value. Every one of those games is worth the price of the whole bundle.

Posted by: epobirs at June 03, 2012 02:22 PM (kcfmt)

148 I have a DM question for the pen-and-paper types, if any are still around.

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at June 03, 2012 02:22 PM (CQ1cz)

149 While we selfishly whine about lack of content, have ANY of you considered the possibility Ace is down at the local hospital Emergency Room, as doctors try to extricate his locked pubic bone from the groin of a toothless 26 year old crack whore? Think, people. THINK!

Posted by: CoolCzech at June 03, 2012 02:23 PM (niZvt)

150 @149: SO... Is this thread more like Limbo, or Purgatory?

Posted by: CoolCzech at June 03, 2012 02:25 PM (niZvt)

151

And as far as ME3, again, without giving spoilers, they basically made the entire series irrelevant.  When I finished both 1 and 2, I instantly felt the need to play it again with different variables.  When I finished 3, I didn't want to.  I played ME1 and 2 over 100 hours a peice.  I don't even want to touch those anymore, so ruined is the series.  If you played the game for the story, you really aren't going to like what they've done.

Also, the way they ruined Ash as a character is just outright criminal.  She lost all depth, and gained boobs.  There's a reason almost everyone "picked" her in ME1.

The simple sad fact is that the company that made the first mass effect no longer exists.  Sure, they have the name Bioware.  But they've laid 3 fat turds with DA2, ME3, and SW:TOR.

Now we turn to CD Projekt hoping they are the next truly great company.

Posted by: Kevin at June 03, 2012 02:25 PM (oa10y)

152 Think, people. THINK Pfft he's just passed out in his latest political ewok crush's garbage.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at June 03, 2012 02:25 PM (rVkqa)

153

Pfft he's just passed out in his latest political ewok crush's garbage.

 

Fapper's Cramp. 

It keeps the little guy from typing.

Posted by: garrett at June 03, 2012 02:28 PM (HdGBx)

154 2. The Demon's Name Is Surveillance [Music: Thordendal] [Lyrics: Haake] Mechanical compound eye Imposed observance. Sentries in the sky Vigilant lenses. Objectives belied In blackened heavens covertly they hide They see you. They see all. They know all indiscretions Compiler of your dreams, your indignations Following your every single move They see you All-seeing instrument. Supreme perception Omnifocal accumulator Thief of integrity. Its gaze upon the blind Information divinity by man designed The lives of all they occupy. Their eyes in dismal gloom The all-piercing, dead oculi - mirrors of our doom Oblivious to the trespass as you gaze into the black The demon of surveillance insultingly staring back - Into you They own your every secret, your life is in their files The grains of your every waking second sifted through and scrutinized They know your every right. They know your every wrong Each put in their due compartment - sins where sins belong They know you. They see all. They know all indiscretions Compiler of your dreams, your indignations Following your every single move They know you

Posted by: steevy at June 03, 2012 02:29 PM (Xb3hu)

155 Well... My attempts at moron CPR to revive this thread ended with predictable results. Time to checkout Hotair...

Posted by: CoolCzech at June 03, 2012 02:29 PM (niZvt)

156

Is it possible that someone fed Ace after midnight?

You aren't supposed to do that with Mogwai.

Posted by: garrett at June 03, 2012 02:29 PM (HdGBx)

157 Heard a joke in WV yesterday:

Ima1/32indian Warren walks up to Obama and says How.
Bo says: How what?
EW says: How high.
BO: Very....the bitch is at a concert.

Posted by: momma at June 03, 2012 02:31 PM (oKsWl)

158 156 Mechanical compound eye Imposed observance. Sentries in the sky Vigilant lenses. Objectives belied In blackened heavens covertly they hide They see you. They see all. They know all indiscretions Compiler of your dreams, your indignations Following your every single move They see you All-seeing instrument. Supreme perception Omnifocal accumulator Thief of integrity. Its gaze upon the blind Information divinity by man designed The lives of all they occupy. Their eyes in dismal gloom The all-piercing, dead oculi - mirrors of our doom Oblivious to the trespass as you gaze into the black The demon of surveillance insultingly staring back - Into you They own your every secret, your life is in their files The grains of your every waking second sifted through and scrutinized They know your every right. They know your every wrong Each put in their due compartment - sins where sins belong They know you. They see all. They know all indiscretions Compiler of your dreams, your indignations Following your every single move They know you Posted by: steevy at June 03, 2012 07:29 PM (Xb3hu) The Vatican?

Posted by: CoolCzech at June 03, 2012 02:31 PM (niZvt)

159 Ace doesn't blog on Sundays,forget it.

Posted by: steevy at June 03, 2012 02:32 PM (Xb3hu)

160 Is my refresh button not working?

Is this the latest thread?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 03, 2012 02:32 PM (piMMO)

161 How many Tums would I have to take to do myself in?

Posted by: mama winger at June 03, 2012 02:32 PM (P6QsQ)

162 Noone knows any of the cobloggers IRL? Jesus. I just fucking shot my imaginary dog!!! Are you happy now? ARE YOU?!

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at June 03, 2012 02:33 PM (nUY/O)

163 Any you all been to Buckhannon WV?

Posted by: momma at June 03, 2012 02:33 PM (oKsWl)

164 2 I want a tic-tac-toe thread.

Posted by: Stark Dickflüssig at June 03, 2012 01:59 PM (0XbWx)


If you start with a corner and your opponent does not take the center, you win. If you start with the center and your opponent does not take a corner, you win.
If your opponent makes the correct moves, he might just be taking the center and corners out of habit, so try to break him of the habit by playing lots of games against him where you avoid the center and corners as much as possible.

Posted by: schizoid at June 03, 2012 02:35 PM (K8oP7)

165 You know what? RedState hasn't updated since yesterday. What the fuck.

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at June 03, 2012 02:35 PM (nUY/O)

166 @167: Are you saying Ace and Erickson eloped?

Posted by: CoolCzech at June 03, 2012 02:36 PM (niZvt)

167 @167: Are you saying Ace and Erickson eloped?

Posted by: CoolCzech at June 03, 2012 07:36 PM (niZvt)

Dude.  That was so thirty seven seconds ago.

Posted by: momma at June 03, 2012 02:38 PM (oKsWl)

168 165 Any you all been to Buckhannon WV? Posted by: momma at June 03, 2012 07:33 PM (oKsWl) Uh, no... But compared to this thread, Buckhannon is sounding pretty exciting right about now.

Posted by: CoolCzech at June 03, 2012 02:38 PM (niZvt)

169 169 @167: Are you saying Ace and Erickson eloped? Posted by: CoolCzech at June 03, 2012 07:36 PM (niZvt) Dude. That was so thirty seven seconds ago. Posted by: momma at June 03, 2012 07:38 PM (oKsWl) Keyed it one-handed - didn't miss a fap!

Posted by: CoolCzech at June 03, 2012 02:40 PM (niZvt)

170 In case there are any pinball fans out there, Stern has announced X-Men pinball, which will go head-to-head with the new Wizard of Oz Pinball coming soon from Jersey Jack Pinball. Link below in the name, from my own site.

Posted by: ArcadeHero at June 03, 2012 02:40 PM (ToqL7)

171 60 Minutes airing an interview with Elon Musk tonight but I've missed the first 40 minutes of the show.

Anyone know if he's been on yet?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 03, 2012 02:41 PM (piMMO)

172 OT: Valerie Jarrets' cousin found living in Texas http://scoamf.us/uP

Posted by: Toaster at June 03, 2012 02:42 PM (sJKFk)

173 Uh, no... But compared to this thread, Buckhannon is sounding pretty exciting right about now.

Posted by: CoolCzech at June 03, 2012 07:38 PM (niZvt)

They have this tiny ass animal reserve that only cost $3 for adults to get in and all the animals are in small enclosures so you can see them.  They have 3 black bears and when we were there (the fence is 5 feet from the sidewalk) one bear was up against the fence looking at us and the second bear came charging down the hill and attacked it.  We think he thought we were feeding him.  Holy shit it was the coolest thing ever.  They fought for 5 minutes and they were five feet from us.


Seriously, you are ever near there, it is worth it. So cool.

Posted by: momma at June 03, 2012 02:42 PM (oKsWl)

174 Zzzzzz.........

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at June 03, 2012 02:43 PM (nUY/O)

175 97 How many gaming geeks are sitting at home stark naked eating Cheetos and playing with their PS3s? Posted by: mpfs at June 03, 2012 06:46 PM (Fy6L7) Let's not brag about our PS-Length.

Posted by: Stark Dickflssig at June 03, 2012 02:43 PM (0XbWx)

176 I miss CAC's Wisconsin updates.

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at June 03, 2012 02:44 PM (nUY/O)

177 Janeen Garafolo! There! I said it. The thread is dead. TOD at 6:44. CST.

Posted by: Riding Through The Stinky Thread On A Sock With No Name at June 03, 2012 02:44 PM (MG6Y6)

178

Stern has announced X-Men pinball,

 

Oh, my!

I have always wanted the Adams Family, Gone Fishin' and/or T2 Pinball machines.

Posted by: garrett at June 03, 2012 02:45 PM (HdGBx)

179 I miss CAC's Wisconsin updates.


****

Heh.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 03, 2012 02:45 PM (piMMO)

180 Re: Mass Effect 3 ending, I'm curious as to how they're supposed to be "fixing" it this summer. Maybe it's all a dream and Shepard wakes up in bed next to Bob Newhart?

Posted by: Karusky at June 03, 2012 02:46 PM (kwOeR)

181

...and the GnR Pinball Machine.

That one is awesome.

Posted by: garrett at June 03, 2012 02:46 PM (HdGBx)

182 Zombie Apocalypse?

http://huff.to/K7H9YB

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 03, 2012 02:49 PM (piMMO)

183 okay, if there are any gaming morons still here:

are any of these any good?

http://tinyurl.com/854zs94

Posted by: chemjeff at June 03, 2012 02:49 PM (v2FRB)

184 I miss CAC's Wisconsin updates.

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at June 03, 2012 07:44 PM (nUY/O)


------


There's a doozy of a rumor  out there .  Daily Kos posted that they had uncovered a "secret love child" of Scott Walker .  Debunked in about 2 hours.

Posted by: mama winger at June 03, 2012 02:50 PM (P6QsQ)

185

  I have no knowledge to offer in a gaming thread, as i haven't ever played a game but tetris and twisted metal (yeah back in the day with chilren.

 

yes get off my lawn,  or tell m i need to color my hair as gray is showing  up around my ears.

next what color?

Posted by: willow at June 03, 2012 02:52 PM (TomZ9)

186

wait! i do have something to add!

amnesia scares the heck out of 16 year old boys!

Posted by: willow at June 03, 2012 02:54 PM (TomZ9)

187

new thread up

 

Posted by: wierd flunky at June 03, 2012 02:55 PM (tlhtD)

188 mama winger,  are they doing down twinkles with spittle laced lips?

Posted by: willow at June 03, 2012 02:55 PM (TomZ9)

189 fgs, i finally think of something (not adding anything to the discussion , but still)type after a several hour thread and a new thread is up?

Posted by: willow at June 03, 2012 02:57 PM (TomZ9)

190 165 - Any you all been to Buckhannon WV? Hey! I've not only BEEN there, I actually lived there for a couple of years....once upon a time, long, long ago.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 03, 2012 03:00 PM (C8mVl)

191 If some of you peoples like mech games, I'd suggest taking a look at http://www.hawkengame.com/  and signing up for the beta testing.

Posted by: Johnnytightlips at June 03, 2012 03:44 PM (GlfkR)

192 Woot! GoT Finale!

Posted by: WeekendAtBernankes at June 03, 2012 03:50 PM (CYvau)

193 What Eve corp are you guys? I'm in a lowsec corp and looking to head out to 0.0.

Posted by: Jason at June 03, 2012 03:56 PM (Autpi)

194 Anybody tried to fly the copter in Battlefield 3 with a joystick? I'm ordering one this week, not sure how it'll work out. I hope for the best.

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at June 03, 2012 04:16 PM (rURQ3)

195 But the thread might have already died...

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at June 03, 2012 04:17 PM (rURQ3)

196 Ran my first RPG (real one, with pencils and paper and dice) with a remote player finally. It was interesting, we hooked up the camera to Skype and he was able to play while we did, him in Manchester England and use in Oregon. I've played online with Maptools before, using skype to talk, but this was a lot easier. It went pretty well, and I think this will work out.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 03, 2012 05:14 PM (r4wIV)

197 @ Garrett - I own Shrek and Indiana Jones Pinball. I would like to get a classic machine or two one of these days. There is also a Predator pinball in the works (even licensed) that looks interesting but it's being made by a small group that hasn't produced before so we'll see if that goes anywhere.

Posted by: ArcadeHero at June 03, 2012 07:15 PM (ToqL7)

198 The Secret World is in beta at Funcom and releases July Third unless you pre-order and then you can start playing in June 29th. I have been playing the beta and there has not been a game like this before. You have to have a browser search engine to find answers to puzzles. Lots of puzzles.

Posted by: Reckless Process at June 04, 2012 02:23 AM (f7ylG)

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