Sledgstone

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  1. The trailer seems a bit too campy, like something I'd expect from Guardians of the Galaxy. It looks fun, but it doesn't seem to stress any actual seriousness to the plot being hinted at.
  2. I'm assuming at the end of the trailer it'll be Superman since hes listed as being in the cast on imdb. lol. And somehow Lex Luthor is in this movie too with 3 female characters called "Lex Luthor's Guard". I'm guessing there will be a clip of him in jail surrounded by female guards. The action in this clip looks as good as an Avengers movie, but Batman riding around in his kill mobile is starting to feel like it'll be the equivilant of a James Bond car chase scene that has to happen in every movie hes in now.
  3. My PS3 died today. :( It was one of my favorite consoles of all time and the best bluray player ever. I tried everything to fix it except buy a new power adapter. If I buy a multimeter I can test it to see if thats the issue or not. But I'll probably be better off putting the $30 that would cost towards a newer model refurbished one. I would just get another ps4 for my living room, but I still have a bunch of ps3 games I still want to eventually play.

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      You'll never play them. XD

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      I left my PS3 on for its entire life. I never used that "off switch" in the back so it was always on low power or what ever it was called. I had a first gen launch day version. It actually got me more money on trade it towards the slew of PS4 games I got on the PS4 launch. thats pretty sad that a first edition was worth more than a newer slim because of the backwards compatibility.

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I might not ever play them, but it was the Final Fantasy 13 games. I could pick them up on steam now, but that PS3 was the best bluray player ever because of it's built in dolby digital surround sound decoder. With a bluray movie and my 5.1 speaker set up, that PS3 made my living room sound like a movie theater with massive bass. I think to buy a bluray player with that audio output would cost around $50, so I still think I'll spend the extra $50-$80 more and get a refurbished ps3 instead so I'll get the benefits of auto firmware updates, a 500 gb hard drive and access to all my games again.

  4. That fushion rifle looks incredibly effective. But that clip also shows how one sided the pvp matches are. He went on a 5 kill streak against a team of 4 people. The first one died, but because the map is so small he spawned close enough to the guy that killed him that he died a second time within 9 seconds of his first death. Whats really funny is right at the beginning of that clip he name pops up in the kill feed.. He died right at the beginning, spawned.. lived 15 seconds, died, respawned and died again 9 seconds later. That guy is averaging about 10 seconds per life.
  5. I was surprised at how many skippable mobs there were. The one portal jump area had enemies spawning behind us that we could basically out run to get to the switches and in the drill area itself i saw a bunch of cabal that were down on some lower ridges that looked out of place since we never had to engage them to proceed. Pvp is an even bigger disaster with those cool downs. In one round I got some heavy ammo from a spawned ammo location, then 3 seconds later I died without getting to use my sniper rifle. I respawned and the ammo is gone... And do my cool downs get reset? Nope. I have no heavy, no grenade and a crappy dodge to reload my gun while a Warlock hangs around his hp regen bubble and wrecks me 3 seconds away from my spawn location. on average i got 2 grenades per control match but i easily died and respawned as much as any cod game. The game will probably be alot of fun with a bunch of friends to play with and the campaign should be enjoyable and much longer than D1. The raids will probably be the highlight of the game again and might even have some cutscenes and more plot to go with them which will make playing with friends even more crucial if the raid lobby they have planned falls thru.
  6. I tried every part of the beta tonight with the hunter class. Destiny 2 looks good, but its not enough for me. The mechanics of the hunter are pretty much the exact same as in Destiny 1. I don't like that. I expect sequels to have new mechanics to make it more distinctive like how every god of war game has new weapons, spells, etc. I stuck with triple jump and still felt like I couldn't get enough height half the time compared to other players around me. Golden gun was decent with 6 shots but felt a bit underpowered against some yellow bar enemies. The dodge roll to instant reload my gun was nice, but the recharge of it, melee and grenades was so abysmally slow I couldn't get into any timed routine at all for when to use them. Arcstrider felt just like bladedancer except it had no auto targeting enemies that made bladedancer amazing. But its a horrible subclass to use seeing as every enemy now melees the hell out of us. So if that staff attack doesn't kill everyone near me it triggers everyone's melee and they pummel the hell out me. I switched back to golden gun after trying out the super only once. Onto the guns.. I hate that sniper rifles are a heavy now. Screw that. Theres so many areas where a sniper rifle would be beneficial and I have a whopping 6 bullets with half the enemies needing two shots to be killed. Makes the rifle almost pointless. Machine guns were horrendous and wouldn't kill anything before running out of ammo and needing a reload. Assault rifles would at least kill most enemies in a single clip easily, but hand cannons were superior damage. Sunshot was a great exotic but it felt so odd to swap from a hand cannon to another hand cannon. I didn't try out the grenade launchers tho. I really liked the initial mission and it felt more fulfilling than all of Destiny 1's plot. Although the traveler still did nothing to defend itself. Maybe they'll get into the plot about it in D2 and explain what it actually is. I was half expecting the guardian to instant die seeing as in Destiny 1 hes a re-animated corpse brought back to life via the traveler's light via a ghost. Maybe bungie won't ever mention that plot line again. The strike was enjoyable until one of the people in my strike team quit near the beginning and was never replaced until me and this other guy wiped at the last boss 3 times. We wiped at another part twice and when we both respawned it skipped us to the next checkpoint instead of letting us attempt it a third time. The strike had a horrible drop rate for ammo. I nearly ran out of kinetic ammo repeatedly and I got a total of 10 heavy ammo for my sniper rifle the entire strike. 10. wtf. Along with the recharge timers being so slow I felt like all I could do was keep shooting my alternating hand cannons at all enemies regardless of what range they were and regardless of whatever shielding they were using. It felt like Bungie took the strategy out of the weapon combos and now expect everyone to rush right up to mid range at all times while getting sniped by psions. Crucible being 4 vs 4 was a bad move. All a team needs is one hard core guy and the match is completely one sided like in the 4 matches I played. Whatever that one game mode was that required everyone to kill the enemy team or detonate the bombs is not enjoyable. Its YOLO. No respawn and for some reason a team mate can revive you after a 1 minute timer but each match I was in lasted no more than 1-2 minutes. Control had much smaller maps than in Destiny 1, probably to compensate for the lack of 4 extra players.. but as a result the spawn locations must be predictable because I felt like I was playing Call of Duty and getting killed every 15 seconds. x_x I'm glad I got to play the beta, that first mission was definitely enjoyable. Sniper rifles being heavy with limited ammo and no real diversity for the hunter class from D1 means this game would be just like playing D1 for me, in new locations, but with no sniper rifle secondary. ehh. Warlock and Titan probably feel more diversified but I didn't really play either of those classes in D1. A couple last things.. turns out arcstrider has some combos I didn't know about. This guy listed them all in this article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2017/07/21/five-things-i-wish-i-knew-when-i-started-the-destiny-2-beta/#e5bb8506e3cf And the hunter's dodge roll instant reload seems so damn weak compared to the warlock's hp regen and the titan's shield. That shield was very useful, lasted a good 5-10 seconds and everyone could use it.. and then I dodge roll and save myself a whopping 2 seconds of reload animation. ummm.. ok.
  7. I'm tempted to read that spoiler now, but I'll wait. That would have been the best ending for that show.
  8. This is actually impressive and looks like the best netflix movie yet.
  9. A civil war with a bunch of action! Not bad, but I hope Lagertha survives or it could be the end of the series. I read over this article about Lagertha's potential death: https://moviepilot.com/p/vikings-lagertha-death/4173948 If she does die, the ratings might sink so low the show gets the axe.
  10. That actually looks decent, but Light is ugly as hell. He's supposed to be dating a pop icon modeling star, but he looks like he should have been cast as L. I don't understand why they're not showing Ryuk's face at all.
  11. Awesome. This season should be great and finish up the Negan arc. At the end of the trailer I'm assuming a time skip takes place. I don't see how these people can keep coming across endless enemies without eventually getting into a period of stability that could last for years. If he had a Rumpelstiltskin moment and everything was a dream it'd be the worst ending for the series. If it is a time skip, at least Carl will be re-cast if he's still alive and I wont have to look at that horrible hair anymore.
  12. Looks cool. I guess Valve made this teaser trailer? If not, the robotic voice is a complete rip off of their game Portal / Portal 2. Having 2 pilots was quite unique, but that plot line was covered quite well in the first movie. Time for better technology:
  13. I wonder why the hell they'd want everyone to test a months old build of the game. I'll get in the beta this weekend and see what its like. I like a decent challenge to a boss, but not raid difficulty. But if the boss is mostly just a HP sponge like some higher end GW2 fractals it can get a bit tedious. I wish companies would quit with the pvp esports bullshit and just focus on pve solo / co-op.
  14. Wow. The grenades are that weak now? And supers taking up to 15 mins to charge? Holy hell. I didn't like the fact that sniper rifles were considered heavy now, but from that wall of text it seems like they either need to do some serious balancing or they're planning on making armor the new RNG grind by having different perks on all the armor to buff specific weapon classes. If they do that it'll make the entire transition from RNG roll guns pointless when everyone will have to keep multiple sets of armor in their inventory to buff the specific guns they want to use for a specific strike or mission.
  15. LMAO! Thats exactly where I died in the game. What a load of BS that was. I think on PS4 it was pushing the analog stick left, up, or right and I stood there waiting to hit X or Triangle like every other QTE.
  16. My new kitten Maggie is not giving me an ounce of privacy or free time. x_x We have been slowly integrating her in with our dogs and after the last couple days they seem to be getting along just fine now. We had to take her to the vet a few days ago to check her spay operation from the shelter. It was slightly infected. -_-; She got antibiotics, a fresh staple and has had a cone on her head since then and it won't come off for another week. She likes to knock over everything and almost spilled my glass of water on my laptop. x_x

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      LMAO, Just in time for LWS3 Ep6. XDXDXDXD

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Exactly. XD Thankfully she is showing no interest in electronic cables unless they are in her way. x_x But she has a fascination for anything white. She has tried to destroy both of my white ear bud sets, has attacked white shoe laces and knocked over a bunch of my work papers and proceeded to bite the papers until I threw a toy for her. x_x

  17. That random QTE crap always gets me at least once every game. I'll buy this on PS4 next time it goes on sale since I have the rest of the games on there too.
  18. Thanks for taking the time to write up those reviews. If I get the time over the next couple days I'll try out the public beta to see how the hunter class handles now. The warlock will definitely be nerfed by full release. lol. I couldn't imagine all of pvp being nothing but a single class.
  19. You're welcome. those pads make all the difference for potty training. I've seen ppl use newspaper in a training area and what a mess that is. Those pads are worth the price for the cleanliness factor. Btw one other bit of advice I learned and wish i knew when initially potty training dogs.. if there is an accident on carpet or a rug, clean it with cold water never hot water. Preferably with a bissell carpet cleaner and not a steam cleaner. Hot water activates the chemicals in the urine to bond with the carpet fibers and makes the stink and stain way way harder to get out. And if there's a residual smell from an accident the dog will be instinctually attracted to pee on that same spot over and over again. Is this your first dog or have you had other fur babies before?
  20. Whenever we potty train a dog we use Puppy pads and poop pick up bags: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Out-Moisture-Lock-Training-Pads-50-ct/50103910 https://www.walmart.com/ip/Out-Rainbow-Pick-Up-Bags-120ct/15204545 Any pees on the puppy pads are easily thrown in the garbage and have no real odor since they have odor lock. Poops outside (or poops on the puppy pad) get bagged up and put into a small plastic garbage can outside dedicated just for the poop bags. These poops bags have never once torn on me compared to cheap ones from the dollar store. These puppy pads are far superior to paper towels to for cleaning up accidents too for quick spot cleaning a carpet until you can hit the spot with a carpet cleaner. My brother potty trained his 3 boxers in the same way, except his garbage can outside is a full 30 gallon size with garbage bags and he uses a shovel instead of poop bags. I have no idea about the quality of some of the products on that link. The fake turf with grass would probably work for small dogs for a bit, but then there would be the urine odor lingering. The poop septic thing sounds very off to me.. if that thing isn't fully sealed, heavy rain could flood it and make a disaster in the yard. I prefer to keep it simple. Puppy pads, poop bags and a spray bottle of windex antibacterial cleaner with paper towels to clean any surface contamination.
  21. It sounds like Atari has no idea what they're actually making. I'm assuming it's going to be a retro console with more games available via an online marketplace. Source: http://kotaku.com/this-is-an-ataribox-whatever-that-is-1796979958
  22. 1 year later and I got around to playing Wolfenstein: The Old Blood and beating it. It was a fun game but not nearly as long or plot oriented as The New Order. The nostalgia effect of having the old 8-bit game as Nightmare levels was amazing tho. This was easily a stand alone game because of it's length. I beat it in just under 10 hours and I only accomplished 65% of the game since I didn't collect everything available or do any of the challenges.
  23. I finally got around to finishing Wolfenstein: The New Order last night. The plot was good and the overall experience was great. Well worth the $7 I got the game on sale for during a PSN sale. Dual wielding weapons seemed a bit pointless for most of the game until you get to the last areas and it becomes pretty vital. The officers in the game could call in reinforcements so it was best to kill them first. After you get an upgrade you can detect their communications signals and it encourages you to play a bit of a stealth game to kill them off first and then sweep up the rest of the enemies afterwards. Sneaking around thru some duct work and access passages to throw a knife in the back of some guy's head or use a silenced pistol was pretty damn fun. But the real fun of this game is to go full guns blazing and destroy everything in your path. I died so many times doing that in the second part of the game. lol. Some enemies have some extremely strong metal armor on and take quite a beating. I was a fan of the original Wolfenstein and even though this felt like a completely different game from the original (thats actually a good thing tho. Nobody wants 8-bit fps games now. ), it was very enjoyable. I thought this would be a WW2 game, but aside from the beginning, the game actually takes place in the aftermath of the war in which the Nazi's won. The Nazi weaponary in this timeline heavily borrowed from Nikola Tesla. The Tesla grenade was good, but my favorite weapon the Laserkraftwerk was the best. Throughout the game you keep finding upgrades for it too. I still need to play Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, the stand alone DLC game. Its a prequel that takes place during WW2, so I know there will wont be a laser gun in it for me, but I'm sure I'll find some other favorite weapon.
  24. The power of friendship prevails in Fairy Tail and the bad guy was defeated. -_-; *slow clap* One chapter left for the epilogue. This guy hasn't drawn a hentai inspired chapter in a long while so I'm going to assume it'll end with a bunch of fan service at this point.

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I mention Naruto and One Piece since they're the only other long running series I've cared about. I guess Berserk should be included to but its only a long running series because the guy makes 1-2 chapters every 5 years. -_-; i tried reading hajime no ippo but f*ck that. It's somehow longer than one piece and shows no sign of ending. I loved the anime tho. 

    2. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      Considering what I know of One Piece I'd have to agree as it's quite obvious he's working toward a set goal (I still need to sit down and watch it as well as get caught back up on the manga (I believe I got to chapter 30 or 40 before I quit reading due to other concerns) as everything he does feels planned (by what I've read and heard from others). I can't comment much on Naruto as the only chapter I've read is the final one but again it seemed he knew where he was going from the get go (the anime on the other hand didn't seem like it knew where it was going).

      Yea, I need to get back into reading Berserk (I stopped reading at volume 9 but I do have up to volume 35 downloaded) and start reading Five Star Stories (you think Berserk is bad, the author for FSS went on a 9 year hiatus before he started up again in 2015 (stopped in 2006) and the manga has been going on since 1986, I think he's currently on hiatus again).

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      lol. wow. XD It took Gutts and the group 9 years of manga chapters to get to the current island they're on.. take your time reading it, you'll catch up and then wait 8 more years for more progress to be made.

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  25. I'm not really a knife guy, so I don't know much about how to properly sharpen a knife aside from using the honing steel that came with my knife block. Over the last year I've been annoyed as all hell with my knives not keeping an edge worth a damn. They're all dull as hell but instead of buying another set of knives I decided to buy a knife sharpener. I bought this and got in the mail today from amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Lansky-3143-PS-MED01-BladeMedic/dp/B0085PPSIQ/ I only have a cheap $60 set of knives to sharpen that I originally bought from walmart over 8 years ago. This thing does the job. I watched some videos about sharpening with it and that carbide part shreds metal off my blades at a surprising rate. From the 3 blades I've sharpened so far, they were so dull that they needed to be passed through that carbide part at least 10 times with moderate pressure. Now my steak knives can actually cut through a steak again. lol. But after seeing how much metal comes flying off these blades I was thinking about getting a whetstone for next time. Does anyone have experience with using knife sharpeners? Any recommendations for whetstones? The ceramic part on this sharpener is no where near as aggressive as the carbide part, but I have a couple decent paring knives that I'd rather never use on this because of how small they are and I want to keep all the metal on them.