DeathscytheX

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  1. I've owned 3 cars now. My first car was a 1993 Nissan Maxima. It had 110k miles on it and it served me well until 215k miles. An alternator and a break hose were the only major repairs I've ever had to have done on it. Then I got a 2004 Mazda3 which also served me well from 11k miles to 80k miles, a fuel purge sensor was the only major repair I ever had to do on it. I'd still have it if some kid didn't pull out in front of my and total it. With the insurance check I should have just put a nice down payment on a brand new car... but at the time I didn't want a car note so I got the only thing I could find... a 2004 Ford Mustang. It had less miles than my Mazda so I figured it was like I just had this car all along since it was the same year. Wrong, its been the biggest POS I've ever owned. I've had to have the power steering pump replaced twice, major exhaust work twice, serpentine belt, entire ABS system, read axle, front calipers, CV joint, motor fan, and the transmission that was put in to replace the already busted on they tried to sell the car with, is about to go out again... to top it all off the paint just started crumbling off the car and now its rusting. I bought it with 65k miles and now it has 116k miles. Now that my college loan is almost finally paid off, I'm looking to get a brand new Honda Civic or VW Golf. The Civic is a car I've always wanted since wanting a car, but the Golf is very nice and has more horsepower. I'll never buy another ford car again. I remember when my exhaust system basically fell off the car because the manifold cracked... the muffler shop I went to basically said "Yeah this is pretty common at 90k miles for this car" which I was pretty much at... wtf. Screw Ford. I've never had so many catastrophic failures with a vehicle.

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      DeathscytheX

      Thanks. Eh I'm not sold on the rear cam. The only time I'd ever really use it is for having to parallel park, which is an absolute rarity. Or backing into a parking space. It does have a nice feature that you can make it look directly down so you can line up the prefect parking job.  Its susceptible to the weather though. One thing that the VW had was that its camera was build into the back logo that acted as the latch to open the back. It popped out when activated so it never got wet. It rained today and while it didn't really affect it this time, I did see a giant water droplet in the top corner. XD 

      I'm really loving the CVT transmission. There are a lot of hilly roads where i live and the CVT doesn't miss a beat when driving up them. I never feel the weight of the car slowing down the vehicle. I don't have to press further down on the gas to keep speed which I find very interesting. I just see the RPM meter go up and the car keeps going the same speed.

      The biggest adjustment I have to make is the lights. I have it on auto so the appropriate lighting activates depending on the time of day or weather conditions. When I get to my destination I'm always anxious when I lock the doors and walk away when the lights are still on. They shut off about a minute after. I do like how the doors lock after 30 seconds of the engine being off and the key isn't in the ignition or when I put it in drive and start moving. I've been behind the curve on car technology for so long it's definitely taking some adjustment. Its not really the advancement in technology, its the fact that all of this stuff that you could only get on a $60k luxury car 10 years ago now comes standard on a base model compact sedan. My Maxima, Mazda 3, and Mustang were well equipped trims, and besides the sound system, they don't come close to all the bells and whistles this civic has.

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      That cvt transmission sounds very nice. I've never driven a car up a hill like that without having to push more on the pedal. Can you turn the lights off if you wanted to if they auto turn on? The one thing I thought was really odd was losing that functionality with my corolla. At night the lights auto turn on but if I go to pick someone up at work I try to park away from a window because i can't turn the headlights off at night. My car was really basic low end when i got it in 2010, but nowadays the tech is crazy. Built in gps, satellite radio, apps, back up camera, bluetooth for phones, voice recognition, turn nobs for gear shifting, etc. My father in laws new truck has the oddest key. Its literally the fob itself that you insert into the ignition and it locks in place like a magnet. I've seen other cars with smart keys that only need to be in the car and you push a start button. But that uses rfid tech that I don't have any real faith in security tho. 

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      I'm not sure. I mean I can adjust the settings manually. I can turn the head lights off for sure, but I'll have to check on the LED day lights. I think those might stay on regardless.
       
      The CVT is really nice. I've read the technology had a rough start, at least for some american car makers. Honda's is one of the best. I've read its cheaper to maintain in case something goes wrong because its belts and pulleys rather than a giant tube of gears you have to completely disassemble just to see what's wrong.
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  2. I finished this tonight and it was outstanding. The introduction of new recurring character was well done, and kept things fresh. Rebecca and Nix were welcomed additions, while keeping things classic with Zenigata. Its 22 Episodes with an OVA that was hysterical. It was a nice mix of failed and successful heists, sentimental endings, the classic Lupin/Zenigata temporary truce eps, and an ep for each Jigen, Goemon, and Fujiko. While each heist was its own individual story, they had a overlaying continuity to it. A villain was introduced near the end but it never really came to fruition. As I've said, the animation is great with how they kept it traditional with a mix of new lighting and shading techniques. The original English VA cast returned and that's always a huge plus. The OST was great too. The original theme is absent (apparently for the dub), but the new music is really good. If you're a Lupin fan, you'll definitely be pleased with what they've done, they didn't miss a beat.
  3. http://kotaku.com/the-new-lupin-the-third-anime-series-looks-terrific-1726579040?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Facebook&utm_source=Kotaku_Facebook&utm_medium=Socialflow Yes Please... I really loved the dark take on A Woman Called Fujiko Mine. This one looks to go back to the light hearted comedic style. I have no problem with that. Lupin has always been one of my favorite series. I love the old animation style mixed with new effects.
  4. I think that part is bugged because I died on the exact part. But the way it was presented it was like you could stop pressing it because the button complete disappeared after a while and I thought the cutscene was going to play out.
  5. Did anyone else watch the season premier after TWD? Hopefully this season is more than 6 episodes. I thought it was a solid start. Whoever does the choreography for the fight scenes is outstanding. Fight scenes are not cheap to produce from what I've gathered over various behind the scenes interviews I've watched the past few years. Not good ones at least. The sword play and martial arts training alone costs money, and this show goes a step further with dangerous stunts. These are A-lister movie quality stunts that may take several takes to get correct.
  6. This gadget seems like a must. I doubt everyone will be running around with it because tanks are still the biggest threat to ground troops. At the same time, people never picked the AA tanks, unless it was a map with no aircraft or blimp. I'm sure it hasn't changed where people pick the wrong tank type. At least it gives someone the option to do something about the planes when they get fed up with them. It still looks skill based, you have to lead off. They'll probably nerf the projectile speed to make it harder to lead with.
  7. http://www.battlefield.com/community/insider Signup for early access to beta All I can say is F*ck Yes!
  8. The GW2 model wouldn't have worked because they simply didn't make enough content to make it worth it. Plus I don't think people would accept convenience items in this game for already hot issues like inventory space. GW2's micro-transactions are based on that and cosmetics, but are also made desirable through making gold via ultra rare drops. Overwatch's model might have worked better. The thing I don't like about the Eververse armor sets is that they come with set stats, and I'm not giving up my heavily dependent recovery builds that have medium resilience. Then again, they still haven't made enough desirable content IMO to put stuff people would want. They could have done things like random reroll of stats tokens, but we had static builds... which i was in favor of at first, but now I wish we did have random rolls because of the ease of access to loot and how limited the loot is. The best thing for me to get out of my free bright engrams is a sparrow with insta-summon. As the video pointed out, there isn't enough in game content to justify eververse. Micro-transactions are here to stay, but when you have way more payshop content than in game rewards its a problem... and its a bigger problem when both end game rewards and MT rewards are both underwhelming. The biggest draw back this game for me right now is complete lack of weapon diversity, and its due to balance in PvP. I finally got my hands on Crimson and Jade Rabbit and they're both pretty trash. Crimson is ok, but it runs out of ammo way too fast and it doesn't do a lot of damage. Pretty much every non power exotic is underwhelming in PvE. I will say the Colony is fucking awesome and a ton of fun to use, especially in PvP. (You can buy it from Xur expac or not right now) After that, Merciless is probably the only other Exotic weapon I'd deem worthy. Better Devils, Nameless Midnight, Uriel's Gift, and The Number are probably the only weapons worth using that feel powerful. The Forward Path is decent if you got it to drop from IB, and some of the trials weapons are ok. One of the new energy scout rifles is decent too, but its not as good as the 450rpm ARs. I was using the new vex autorifle for a while until it just felt underpowered when running a few heroic strikes. I'd really like to use something else to mix it up, but when I try, the either feel off, or weak. They would have been better off doing procedurally generated weapons like Borderlands of making content was too hard. Of course that would be impossible to balance PvP with, but I think everyone has come to terms that Destiny PvP is more fun when everyone and everything is OP. I remember getting my ass handed to me in D1, when I didn't have any OP stuff, but when I got my hands on Fellwinter's Lie and The Messenger everything changed and it was a blast when I was on the same level as everyone else. With how accessible the game is, it wouldn't be hard for everyone to have some type of god roll weapon. I still believe every gear tier should be available to everyone in some sort of fashion. For Instance, The Division is having a global event at the end of this month. GE's are the best way to get classified gear sets apparently. Right now I only have 2 mismatch pieces because I mainly only farm the PvE named bosses and West Side Piers. I can't solo my way to wave 10 on Resistance. So I'll be grinding the shit out of the GE to get some gear sets I've been wanting. The Faction Rally could have been used for this rather than the underwhelming rewards they give out now.
  9. The problem with D2's transactions is that its full of shit no one even wants. I bet they aren't making hardly any money off of it and decided to save face today by outlining how they are going to put stuff in the game to play for. My clan is pretty much dead and I only play on resets until i get to max. As limited as the first expac was, the best part of it was crafting the 11 weapons. They should have focused more on this type of content, because it gave a reason to do strikes, crucible, and public events. At least 6v6 is coming back like I figured it would. 4v4 is horseshit and so is the overbalance of PvP. Everyone uses the same 3-4 weapons because tbh they are the only good weapons across both modes. When they had Mayhem up for the Dawning it was actually really fun since you got your super 10-15 times a match. I'm actually glad this happened though, hopefully other developers take notice, especially EA with Anthem. More so after the Battlefront II fiasco.
  10. This was really bizarre with an ending environment ripped off of Neon Genesis Evangelion Death + Rebirth. Its basically inspired by the biblical book of Revelation. The animation was pretty poor in what seemed to be a mix between Rick and Morty and what ADHD puts out on their YT channel. But the plot doesn't make any sense until the last 3-4 eps. The first half is spent on weird ass sex scenes and tit flopping. 70s and 80s anime had better art work than this.. all the characters are simple outlines with eyes and a nose drawn on them. Then they try to get psychedelic during high pace or action scenes to cover their short comings. Eh, this is probably the worse one Netflix has put out. The voice acting was the only thing I could rate as good.
  11. http://kotaku.com/first-look-at-new-devilman-anime-1793326229?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Facebook&utm_source=Kotaku_Facebook&utm_medium=Socialflow I'm assuming this is just one of those instances where the titles doesn't translate into English very well. The whole "crybaby" thing has a different connotation that doesn't match this trailer at all.
  12. This was on HBO Go finally, so I watched it. What was good: The music was outstanding since it's set at the end of Vietnam. The action is decent, especially the finale rumble. The cast was good, and overall the acting was great with what they had to work with. The female lead wasn't the damsel in distress being carried by Kong the entire flick, although they managed a tasteful call back at some point in the film. What was bad: For a PG-13 film, they really didn't push the boundaries. Not that they should have, but there are a few adult themed settings that are watered down to PG levels. It just felt bizarre and awkward. The story was super cliche to where you want to roll your eyes at some parts. "Lets go find this former military badass wilderness tracker in a shady Asian brothel/club where he beats down two guys with a pool stick right when we walk in, and then demands 5x the money offered for a job he knows nothing about". The CG was extremely dated... I'm talking about the first Jurassic Park film kind of dated. I feel a part of that is that the movie was made for 3D first with a bunch of cliche cheap screen pops to make the audience jump, and the obligatory throw something at the screen in slow motion. After looking it up, I understand why the other creatures looked the way they did. They were inspired by Miyazaki films. Most of it was cool, but the main opposition looks like something I've seen before that I can't recall, mixed with the smiling creatures that are in the shitty 1997 Evangelion movie. Final Conclusion: It wasn't terrible, it could have been better with modern CG not tailored for 3D. It sure as hell didn't convince me that King Kong was on Godzilla's level. The MUTOs were way more imposing, and Godzilla was way more menacing. In a head to head match Godzilla would win by sneezing. If they swapped places, Godzilla would have easily destroyed the creatures of Skull Island, I'm not too sure King Kong could have defeated even a single MUTO... much less be of any help vs. King Ghidorah in the future. In the squad of Godzilla, Mothra, and Rodan, King Kong is like Bruce Wayne without money. Big G might need to call up Jet Jaguar for this one.
  13. Its definitely no Vikings. The first episode was dull and pointless until the last 30 min. Ep 2 and 3 were pretty good, but 4 was slow to develop. There are serious pacing issues. The characters are interesting, but the development of the story is taking longer than it should.
  14. Oh yeah, I was totally lost at first, getting back into the grove doesn't take too long. I had some niche build on from an incursion last time I played. So I had to fiddle around with it. But all your gear is pretty much trash from the last time you played. Right now is actually a good time to load it up because they have double XP double rewards going right now. I went from 190 Gear Score to 249 in a few hours. Just max level "ranking up" gives you pretty sweet gear, and you get 2 rolls per filling the XP bar right now. If you weren't like me and found every phone and intel on the map after beating the story, just doing that gives a crazy amount of XP. They put new phones in the pier area and it fills up like 1/5th of the XP bar per call. It makes me wish I wasn't such a completionist back then. I am at the mercy of gear score right now though. I was running a shotgun and a highly unstable LMG at one point because it was the best stuff I had. I finally got a nice AR along with a stable LMG that is making life a lot easier. I think I'm pretty close to getting enough gear score to unlock T5 PvE. It would be nice to have some help though. As much as I like this new West Pier area, it is frustrating at the same time. Random Objectives pop up as you roam the area (I'm looking for phones for XP). So far I've come across 3 activities. Kill Lieutenants which is pretty straight forward, you gotta kill 3 yellow bars roaming around in various areas. The 3rd one always seems super armored. Purple bar adds constantly respawn if you don't kill them fast enough. Destroy the Jammer, in which you have to destroy a jamming device that when close to it, it disables all your special abilities. You have to rely on medkits and normal nades, while you deal with a swarm of enemies. the jammer is never in a clear line of sight to take out. There was one that was so petty that an unbreakable vase blocked me from shooting it through a door way. Then there is one where you have to stay in a small area while a shit ton of enemies attack you... I pretty much feel this is impossible solo. If I stay in the designated area, I die pretty fast, but if I leave it, it fails and goes away. The frustration comes in when you die trying to do anything. All the non objective mobs respawn really fast. And getting into this area is pretty much limited to choke points with mobs waiting at them. So you have to fight your way back to the objective to try again each time. You can't run pass the mobs, they'll kill you really fast with a huge barrage of bullets that will crush your HP in seconds. Not only are they at the entrances to the piers, but they are on pretty much every street corner. And just about every encounter objective or not, one or two come out of no where to flank you from behind. The only saving grace to this is they regularly drop yellow and green stuff.
  15. Here is the E3 presentation for gameplay in The Dark Zone. The Division will be out March 18th 2016. I'm curious if the anything goes mentality will limited to this zone, or if its an option you can turn off to turn on your own team. As excited as I am for this game, this is a big turn off... especially if the Dark Zone contains the best loot in the game. It will be like Destiny, where only the really close knit best teams will have all the good loot, and you will be stuck with subpar loot because you don't have enough trust worthy people to play with. While Ubisoft's CEO said you can do everything in this game solo... that doesn't change the fact that in this Dark Zone, you may encounter a team of 2 or more that can take your stuff because you are solo. I'm hoping for Watchdog like options to prevent this from happening. Click here to view the article
  16. After finally getting off my butt and hooking up my External HD, I redownloaded this game to see what the 1.8 patch was about. I honestly don't know what came when, whats part of the free updates, and what is extra outside of the main topics of the DLCs... but damn I feel like every shared world game launches as an early release, half finished mess now. This is the game that should have been there at launch. I was so lost at first but now that I've settled back in and I'm gather higher gear score, I'll be toying around with these between D2 resets. They've either added or retooled an area of the map and made it feel like an PvE Dark Zone. Enemies constantly respawn, and the area is populated with purple and yellow bars that will wreck your shit if you aren't careful. I've gotten High-End drops in the open world that improved my gear score, which is really nice and all I ever wanted. Each safe house's situation board now has search and destroy missions where you go clear out 3 areas and get a high end drop as a reward. The PvE world now has difficulty tiers 1-5 you can toggle between, in which XP and loot increase the higher you go. Overall it seems like this game is actually worth getting now, especially if its on the cheap. I haven't played any of the new free resistance horde modes yet, I want to get geared up before i try. None of my friends have touched this game in almost 2 years now like me, so I'll be doing stuff solo. There is open world matchmaking upon request which is nice. The Dark Zone has changed apparently, you have to toggle your rogue status on and off manually. I guess that helps with the accidental friendly fire. But from what I've read people are still trolls. The DZ is the best place to farm Div Tech for optimizing gear, and people just try to kill people and stop them from extracting it, just to do it. So I guess now trolls troll the trollers by just running around calling in extractions and running off. The DZ is just a failed experiment. Trolls troll for their own entertainment when there are hardly any consequences for doing so. When the ultra harsh penalties were in place at launch, rogues were rare, and trolls bitched that there was no reward for going rogue. There actually was, but it wasn't emotionally rewarding to be a troll for those that get off on it. Either way, the game seems to be nicely populated still. I see plenty of people in the safe houses. If you get it on the cheap, its worth getting. I bet it will be free on PS Plus eventually. If you already have it, its worth checking out patch 1.8.
  17. DC has tried so hard and invested so much time trying to get people to take Aquaman seriously, but it's never going to happen.
  18. They gave her manga/anime eyes.
  19. When they announced this, I thought it was stupid they were making a sequel... but if anything else, I do like how it sticks with the 80's dark dingy style future.