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  1. I bought a new air conditioner today. LG 6,000 btu with remote and digital controls. I have an older model like it in another bedroom window and it works amazing. But this is the first time I've used eBay to buy something so big. Bestbuy was the seller and i would have gone right thru their official site but the 15% off eBay coupon was to good to pass up. I won't buy a GE air conditioner again. The majority of the insides of all these units are Styrofoam while the other 2 LG air conditioners I have are all solid plastic and metal construction.

  2. Lol. I do want to buy God of War but I just bought a new air conditioner and for $15 I can keep myself entertained until GoW drops in price. $60 atm is a bit high for me.
  3. I haven't posted a topic for a humble bundle in quite a while. This topic will be for all future humble bundles like how we keep the ps+ games topic updated. This current bundle looks pretty good: Capcom X Sega bundle for ps4/ps3/vita I'm going to spend the full $15 to get the dead rising games and the valkyria chronicles rpg.
  4. This looks much better. Although I'm wondering if most of the movie will be Tom hardy getting all the screen time with a bunch of cg black goo flying around as opposed to being venom. "We are venom" sounds cool and its a good way of associating the character as a whole instead of just being the host walking around with venom ready to attack at any moment. But in iron man 3 they emphasized Tony stark as being iron man even without the suit and while he got way more screen time than his armor did, it was boring at times as a result.
  5. Great review! I don't want a spoiler about the final boss fight... but.. does the final boss fight completely change the fighting style for one last fight like all the other God of war games? That crap always pissed me the hell off. Like how the GoW 3 last boss fight turned into a 2d fighter like street fighter. Things like that don't come off as innovative to me, instead I find it rage enducing. ūüėĎ
  6. I started Ratchet and Clank on PS4 last week. That game felt so fun. Meanwhile I gave up on metal gear solid V phantom pain. It was too repetitive for me. -_-; I'm watching TetraNinja's play through now on youtube. I don't know who this guy is, but his videos are decent so far and his stealth gameplay is far superior to what I was able to accomplish.

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    2. DeathscytheX


      Coming back to this topic seriously. Ratchet & Clank is a blast. I had a lot of fun playing it, but the final boss fight has your pet peeve where the mechanics are really different, and is much harder than the rest of the super casual game play. XD You'll have to tell me how it worked out for you. For me I just used the preorder weapon to demolish him. XD That thing was ultra OP.

    3. Sledgstone


      MGSV looks fun in this guy's videos but man I sucked at it. But I found out why I sucked at it. Tetraninja didn't mention this in his videos but i noticed he crouch walked alot. The enemies range of detection drops when snake is in crouch or full prone. As long as you are crouched, Even in line of sight of the enemy they won't see you unless you are in a specific range of them which is basically the same range as the silencer pistol. I was trying to be too stealthy in the game and prone everywhere, find everyone, Fulton out a bunch of ppl and then I'd start walking to a goal, get spotted, screw up my bullet time moment and miss a head shot, have 10 more enemies spawn in and screw up everything I've done. Eh.. I could start the game back up and crouch walk everywhere and get a completely new feel for the game but I think I'll pass on it now and finish the series of videos instead.

      I thought about resuming but just doing side ops annoyed me because the bases and locations were re-used constantly. For an open world game all the missions go back to the exact same locations and all the massive amount of land on the maps are wasted with endless terrain that gives a false sense of exploration and does nothing but artificially lengthen the game. Every helicopter drop off location is figurativly miles away from the mission goal and makes traveling around time consuming and boring.  For the first time ever I'm having more enjoyment watching someone play a game than me actually playing it myself. XD

    4. Sledgstone


      Lol. You replied while i was typing out my last reply. I'll definitely keep playing ratchet and clank. But i have no preorder weapon.. lol. I hope that last boss fight doesn't make me hate the game. XD

  7. I dvr'd the episode. Same with the new Westworld. I'll get caught up on them this week. So many good shows out right now.
  8. The special effects were the most impressive I've seen for a new scifi series in a while besides Star Trek Discovery. All the acting was top notch. I hated the Dr. Smith character. Not in a good way tho. I didn't hate the character because the character filled it's role in making me hate her, I hated her because it felt like bad writing to have one person say what they're going to do or say what is going to happen and somehow everything works out exactly like they said it would. It became so predictable. Same with Mrs. Robinson.. somehow she had the worst luck and would almost die all the time. Just hanging out around her pretty much guarantees a life an death situation at all times. wtf. lol. I hope they make another season. I would have preferred to see Robert Carlyle play Dr. Smith as the original scientist character. He could have basically reprised the same role from his old Stargate Universe days.
  9. That sounds like a great setup. Any idea if the axe is the only primary weapon for the entire game? Like how in the older games we got Hercules gauntlet/ chain things or that one lance? Lol. I cannot remember those weapons names.
  10. The game sounds amazing. Is there a good variation of magic abilities like in the old God of war games? Does magic have any benefits over physical damage? Or maybe it makes certain enemy types easier to kill? Or do you think it's better to focus on upgrading all physical damage as a priority?
  11. The internet services in your area sound like the biggest cash grab of all. There's no reason for internet data caps like that with modern networks imo. Especially considering all websites are the ones actually paying for data transfer limits to the data centers/ hosting services they're signed up with. Data caps sounds like double dipping for extra profits just because they can because there's either no competition or their network literally sucks so much ass that they have severe limitations that should have been resolved years ago. Time Warner / spectrum is a shit company in this area but at least they put some profits over the years into updating their network. Their basic plans now are $50-60 a month with 100 mbps minimum and no data cap. I don't know what may or may not happen with no net neutrality anymore but for me I'd rather keep my plan the way it is now which is unlimited everything. If they rolled out changes to make a game plan, streaming, plan, etc. I'd be pissed. I'd rather see everywhere in the US have unlimited plans. I am a bit concerned about privacy with net neutrality going away. I have a feeling that all our private information will become an entire economy like health insurance. Facebook and Google have been profiting off our data for years with targeted ads based off our info, now I worry that the ISPs and network backbone providers will start harvesting all our internet usage data and sell it off to any random company with enough money. They could also target high usage websites like Netflix and Amazon prime and throttle their connections unless they pay more money. And then they could double dip that by making us pay for streaming packages with our internet to. It all seems shady as hell to me. Once all this potentially becomes an economy of its own our government will never roll new laws into place to protect our privacy because it'll affect jobs or the entire country's economy as a whole or some bull crap like that. I bought a VPN service a couple weeks ago. At least I can do things privately now if I want. Its also fun to turn my VPN on, switch over to a Canada or Britain IP and then Google search news. Its cool to actually see news from Google thinking I'm living in a different country. The ads from websites completely change to since they're not targeted at me anymore either. EU has completely different laws than the US for privacy. Browsing from any EU/ Britain/ Canada ip from my VPN procs most websites into popping up disclaimers and acceptance info for cookies and privacy policies. Browse anything from the US and you get none of that. It really makes me feel like there is no privacy online at all anymore.
  12. We got Mighty Number 9 for free with ps+ so I gave it a try this weekend. There is no difficulty option but you can set the max lives up from 3 to 9 and there is a kind of adaptive difficulty because when you die, there is a friendly robot at the checkpoint that will give you temporary power ups based on how many times you've died which is nice. I beat one stage, Brandish... and I found it nauseating because it was on a free way, scrolling to the right with the background is zipping by going to the left and multiple cars going left and then right to create a platform experience all while billboard enemies kept flying from the right to left to knock you over. Until I got used to them they kept blending right in with the background.. but because of these enemies you have to stare at the background. I was basically getting motion sickness. After that stage I tried Pyro.. that stage was fine until the end where there was a bunch of instant death mechanics to suck away all my reserve lives. Then when I got to the boss, after he has half his hp taken away he then turns bluish and now has a 1 touch instant kill feature. Every time I'd die I'd get a power up from the checkpoint robot which was pointless in adjusting the difficulty when the boss can 1 touch kill you.. oh, and when he gets that ability there is an annoying bit of dialogue at the bottom of the screen that talks over the robot's called out attacks which made the entire fight extremely aggravating. To top it all off, the game genuinely looks ugly. Everything has a whitish outline and character design looks like bad action figure toys with Popeye arms.
  13. I was expecting a war and a bunch of characters to get killed off... and instead we got some exploding bullets and an ass ton of commercials to extend out the episode. I wanted to see Negan die even if he did live in the comics. I hate that Carl was referenced so often and that his words were what made Rick keep him alive. I hope next season they never mention Carl again.
  14. Lol. My comment summarized the entire movie in 2 sentences. Overall it was good movie, but no real rewatch value to me. In the end I don't see how anyone could consider this the survival of the human race when the end result is something so completely alien that the society this species would create would be absolutely nothing similar to humanity as it is now. They also never covered reproduction.. it wasn't just some pills and shots, they had numerous surgeries. I'm guessing the end result would be the titan species being able to reproduce, but I don't recall them ever stating that. I also find it odd that they have the resources to send people to titan but not the resources to go harvest asteroids or other planets for materials and resources to try and keep earth sustainable.
  15. I finally got around to watching this last night. It was decent. The main character has no personality tho. Its like hes there just to push his plot line of how to kill godzilla and thats its. Most of the characters are very bland with no personal goals, etc. Sure they all live on a spaceship, but everyone is basically cookie cutter characters. Aside from them all having unique hairstyles they could have all come off an assembly line. lol. The ending was good and I'm looking forward to part 2.
  16. I'm more impressed by the Cinematic trailer than I am by the actual gameplay. Blizzard can surprisingly make Pixar quality movies. The game looks like a fun FPS multiplayer with heroes like a MMOBA game. I hope they do more with this game than just make a competitive shooter. I'd love to see a single player / co-op campaign. With a cinematic trailer like that, the cut scenes would be great. Source: Click here to view the article
  17. When compared to the expanded universe of the novels this movie was garbage. Luke in the novels was amazing. Mara Jade was amazing. I would have loved to have seen a Thrawn trilogy movie over what we're getting now. I read all about the emperor's hand, but I never read the novels regarding Ben Skywalker or the Palpatine clones.
  18. I was contemplating buying a VPN service. I use a free version now, but with how things end up going, I might want to VPN just about everything I do except for my online gaming.
  19. I had an odd dream last night. I was walking up this grassy knoll when I realized it suddenly became much steeper. I started climbing it with urgency. I felt like my life was in danger, then I heard shots ringing out and clumps of dirt flying. I got near the top and realized storm troopers were shooting at people behind me in the distance. I grabbed their legs and started to pull them over the ledge where they fell down to their deaths. I woke up and realized I shouldn't play a star wars game and then read a half chapter of lord of the rings before I go to sleep.
  20. I beat the campaign over the weekend. It was decent but a bit too much flying for me. I'd say about 40-50% of the campaign is space combat. At least I got decent at it after a while. The campaign is broken down into 2 parts. The first part takes place right after the second death star explodes and it took me 6ish hours to beat or a bit longer if you explore a bunch like I did. The second part after a time skip and it takes place during the force awakens and acts a bit like a prequel to last jedi in a way. The plot was ok, but I would have preferred to actually play a game completely on the empire's side and perspective. Even though this game starts out like that, in a short while it quickly becomes a rebel dominated game with a bunch of x-wings and killing storm troopers. I do recommend watching a playthrough to anyone that has the time and doesn't want to buy it. The multiplayer is ok. Now that I've gotten more games into it I'm getting the feeling that I'm being outclassed by players with more advanced unlocked cards. Most of the player base looks like people that have been playing since launch or have played alot. My level 1 cards are pretty week in comparison. I can still get some great kills and map knowledge would make a world of difference for me I'm sure, but I'm not getting the hang of how to accumulate battle points fast. Some games I've seen heroes spawn in within the first 3-4 minutes of gameplay. Meanwhile it'll take me most of match to get enough points to spawn a hero and by then almost no heroes are available because they're already in play. I mostly spawn in with enforcers now and they are quite fun. I'm not sure how much time I'll put into the multiplayer, I'm feeling the itch to play more single player campaigns at this point. I definitely feel like I got my moneys worth out of this at least compared to the first battlefront. lol. That first battlefront was horrendous in comparison.
  21. Mad Max looks good. I'll definitely try it out. Although I wish I could have the option to play as Furiousa.
  22. I ordered a new router, its an AC1900. It should be coming in the mail today. It'll be a big upgrade over the crappy very low end belkin router I've been using for 2 years. Maybe that steam link I bought over a year ago will actually work wirelessly now. That thing is a nice concept but ended up being pointless for me unless it has a wired connection. Instead I stream all my games to my laptop which works alot better. Maybe this router will improve that connection and fix some of the blockiness I get, especially while streaming netflix at the same time.

    1. DeathscytheX


      With your luck, your PS4 will start causing weird problems for your whole network again. XD

    2. Sledgstone


      Lmao. That ps4 issue pissed me off so much. XD I hooked up the router last night and everything seems to be working great. I'll test out my ps4 multiplayer this weekend. My steam streaming to my laptop even looks crisper. Like with gw2, as long as I'm not near a zerg of ppl the game now looks like it's running directly on my laptop with max settings even tho it's streaming from my pc. If I'm near a zerg it starts to pixelate a bit around the edges of what should be sharp lines. 

  23. I'm so looking forward to this. I'm glad Netflix has season 2. I'll have to do some rewatching. Netflix should watch it themselves so they can learn what good fight choreography looks like. Iron fist was supposed to be bad ass like this and even the extras in this show could kick his ass.
  24. Jessica Jones season 2 is decent so far. I only have a few episodes left but I don't see how the show will ever be better than season 1 simply because of David Tennant's performance as Killgrave. He was Dr. Who for years and it's amazing to see him be somebody so evil and cruel as that character and nail it like he's always played evil bastards.

    1. Sledgstone


      I finished the season. It was good but season 1 was still the best. If they make a season 3 I hope focus on some major enemy for her to fight. This season seemed a bit slow at parts and felt a bit to much like any origin story for a character that has already been established. 

  25. I thought flying in battlefront 2 would have battlefield 1 controls and it was way different. I'm battlefront 2 it's basically all right analog stick for flying and the left analog is only really used for acceleration and deceleration. And there is no control setting to change the speed controls to trigger buttons. And there is a default setting to auto adjust the ships orientation to the horizon. Its extremely different and I guess it's supposed to simplify flying but man I'm horrible at it.