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  1. Sledgstone

    PS Plus Games

    I got Days Gone with the free PS5 game pack.. I tried to like it... It plays very similar to Last of Us, but the entire motorcycle aspect and never ending zombies annoyed the hell out of me way too much. I cleared out an area, went to grab some loot, next thing I know I'm being attacked again. The zombies were just spawning somewhere off in the distance and they'd just keep coming. I swear there was no way I could just explore without being harassed by something. Combo that with driving a loud motorcycle around that draws there attention and it got even more annoying. Theres hardly any roads but there is plenty of paths for the motorcycle. And I sucked at driving it. So I'd clip the damn thing on rocks or in a small river or graze a tree, well then the motorcycle takes damage and I have to repair it, or it would be in a spot where my guy couldn't get it back up right so then I'd have to respawn the motorcycle so I could get back on it, and thats when the game decides to spawn it a half mile from me. On my way to getting the bike I got attacked by 20 zombies. I couldn't just rush to it because these things run.. and the bike was damaged so I needed to clear some out to repair it first. Screw all that. I'm glad the game was free. Oddworld looks interesting.
  2. Sledgstone

    Playstation 5

    https://blog.playstation.com/2021/04/13/ps5-april-update-brings-new-storage-options-and-social-features/ At least the PS5 can cold store the games on an external now instead of having to redownload or install all the time when swapping between multiple games. Still can't play off an external but at least its progress towards the space limitations of the small SSD the system comes with.
  3. Looks like it'll be another season of Clone Wars but starring the bad batch. I'm cool with that.
  4. There was no huge extra cameo in the last episode, but damn this was a satisfying series in the end with an epic finale. Get past the first 3 episodes and its a completely solid amazing show.
  5. The only way we'll get any significant change is if we can get term limits and maximum age limits put in place for all political positions. The two political parties are all back and forth with their extremist views and they'll never agree with each other. Aside from the presidents that get swapped out, everyone in the highest positions of power are almost all the same old people that have been in power since I was a kid. They'll never agree on anything so they should all go. Instead they'll all keep hold of their power until the day they die. China could screw our country hard in a single day by selling its US debt holdings. China and Japan both hold over $1 trillion each of US debt and they can call in that debt whenever they want By selling their treasury bond holdings. As well as all our goods being imported from China our nation is completely dependant on China to continue functioning. They basically have us by the balls. They will be the main super power in the future surpassing the constantly divided seesaw USA. Neither Trump nor Biden should have ever been president. These old dicks don't represent the actual real average American in the slightest. https://politics.theonion.com/stress-of-presidency-already-ages-biden-10-years-1845565660 I laugh at this, but at the same time this is what he is now. I will be honestly surprised if he actually lives through all 4 years of his presidency. Back to the latest covid stimulus people on SSI will get their $1400 stimulus this upcoming Wednesday April 7th: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/stimulus-check-social-security-recipients-payment-irs-april-7-deposit/
  6. Regardless if it came from a lab or from some wet market it originated from China. I'm really surprised there isn't alot more news of countries raging against China's government and it's policies for causing all this. Instead we have asians around the world getting attacked with race crimes which is pointless as they're regular people like everyone else that don't deserve that shit and they have nothing to do with the Chinese government's failures. A year later and covid is still screwing over the country. The debt of the country is astronomical now and I'm guessing that's the same for alot of other countries. Thanks Chinese government for dropping the ball on everything and screwing the planet. NY decided to keep covid vaccines limited to the elderly only or front line workers for like 3 or 4 months. So of course because the majority of the people getting the vaccines were already old and unhealthy, whenever anyone got sick or died after they got a vaccine they blamed the vaccines. And of course all those cases spread like wild fire over the internet making everyone think the vaccine will kill them when most of the time it was other underlying conditions. NY's governor Cuomo finally decided to let younger people finally have access to the vaccine as of earlier this week. Me and lady got our first dose of the Pfizer vaccine yesterday. Aside from some arm soreness there's been no side effects for us. We get the second dose in 3 weeks. What we need at this point is a "herd immunity goal". We need states to issue a solid number goal to reach the removal of mask mandates. If they can say "once NY hits 80% immunity we'll remove the mask mandate". If we can get a statement like that it'll motivate more people to get vaccinated and we can check the progress daily to see how close we're getting to going back to normal. It'll be a great motivational boost for people to see an actual end goal in sight.
  7. There are currently 9 free PS4 games available to add to your PSN account. Only available from March 25 8pm PDT to April 22 8pm PDT. No playstation plus required. Just log into PSN and add to your library: https://store.playstation.com/en-us/category/9779f12f-50c8-4c07-8d20-47e21293b6c6 Ratchet & Clank is also still available for free until March 31 08:00PM PDT. Same as above, login to PSN and add to your library: https://www.playstation.com/en-us/games/ratchet-and-clank/ Horizon Zero Dawn complete edition will be free from April 19 until May 14: https://www.playstation.com/en-us/play-at-home/
  8. Its been a month since my root canal. I had another appointment yesterday for the rest of the work. They removed the temporary filling, xrayed it to make sure its all good, then did the permanent filling, then shaved/shaped the tooth for the crown, then imprinted my teeth/jaw line with a mold, then put on my temporary crown. Took them an hour. My new permanent crown will be ready in 2 weeks and then I'll finally be done. This root canal situation has been quite the experience. $1200 total after insurance. I have another tooth that might need one if it gets another cavity. If that happens I think I'll have that one pulled instead since its in the far back. Screw all this. x_x

    1. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      Amen, next tooth of mine that needs a root canal is getting pulled and I really don't care where it is (I think I can pull the hillbilly look off, I already have the scruffy beard). They're to expensive (after all was said and done I paid roughly the same as you) and time consuming (especially considering all the follow-up shit until you actually get the permanent one). Definitely not worth it for a fake tooth no one sees anyways (well except your dentist).

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I got my permanent crown in a couple days ago. Honestly, I'm very pleased with the end results. The new crown fills in the big gap that was between the temp crown and the other back tooth where I had to have the crown lengthening done. The new tooth feels great and I was able to eat normally on that side of my mouth for the first time in two months.

  9. Sledgstone

    YongYea

    Sony is going to lose the "digital library wars". If we can't transfer over digital purchases from PS3 to PS4 to PS5 and they expect us to keep buying the same titles over and over if we want to replay them, then they will lose a good chunk of their customer base over time. I prefer my steam account over anything digital Sony is doing. And I agree with Yong about emulation. I'm glad it exists. I like buying games and giving developers their money for their work, but once I have I don't want to have to keep buying it over and over for another digital license because whatever provider I'm using decides to close its shop. I may be wrong but I think Nintendo has been doing it like this for years with the Wii and Wii U shop closures too.
  10. Wow. I haven't read Edens Zero in over a year. I need to get caught back up. Everything in the trailer covers the entirety of what I've read already and it should be really good.
  11. My youtube recommendations vary over the years, I'll watch some creators and then drop them for a while as I check out other stuff. These are the current channels I've watched the most of over the last 6 months. Gaming: YongYea (Game news, but I haven't been watching him as much lately) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT6iAerLNE-0J1S_E97UAuQ GameSack (great reviews of retro games) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT6LaAC9VckZYJUzutUW3PQ Slope's Game Room (I've been watching the retro game documentaries) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC455p7ts9lh8IWi5zuf_8tQ Cinemassacre (Angry Video game nerd, they haven't been as good as the old episodes) https://www.youtube.com/user/JamesNintendoNerd Gaming Historian (More great video game documentaries) https://www.youtube.com/user/mcfrosticles Comics: Comics Explained (basically comic book story documentaries explaining entire story arcs) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKxQmKgrkUv4S7P5w0pLayw Movie & tv series reviews, breakdowns for easter eggs: New Rockstars https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7yRILFFJ2QZCykymr8LPwA Everything Always: https://www.youtube.com/user/clearlyhereagain Comedy: ExplosmEntertainment (Cyanide & Happiness) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWXCrItCF6ZgXrdozUS-Idw BBQ: Ballistic BBQ https://www.youtube.com/user/sd4547 HotToBBQRight https://www.youtube.com/user/howtobbqright Guga Foods: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfE5Cz44GlZVyoaYTHJbuZw Science & Education: PBS Space Time (Amazing series) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7_gcs09iThXybpVgjHZ_7g Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell (One of the best animated science channels ever) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsXVk37bltHxD1rDPwtNM8Q Brew https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVQGtUcRjHTQLTTu-5s9_4Q BRIGHT SIDE https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4rlAVgAK0SGk-yTfe48Qpw Handyman and home improvement videos: Home RenoVision DIY (This guy's videos are amazing) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnorhjQR4zJkT7AVNhu395Q Vancouver Carpenter https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbZdXox6mKHdcT2QdVT-goQ Exercise: (I mostly watch videos for no weights exercises) ATHLEAN-X™ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe0TLA0EsQbE-MjuHXevj2A Jeremy Ethier https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCERm5yFZ1SptUEU4wZ2vJvw BarbarianBody https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCduSVNApvBELfswY_ElMkOw I also like to do women's Pilates exercises but I haven't narrowed down specific youtubers for those yet. I mostly watch old dvd videos we owned that I transferred to digital format and stream off my plex. lol. Edit (I forgot to add my plant and lawn care category, lol. I might re-edit this later).
  12. One week ago my little dog Elsa had to get a surgery to remove a few bad teeth. The vet initially though it would be 2 teeth, maybe 4 max. After they did the xray they noticed she had severe bone loss in multiple parts of her jaw and the majority of her teeth had to be removed. She has 1/3 of her teeth left. :( The vet thinks it is a genetic issue that caused the periodontal disease to ravage her jaw the way it did. Shes been healing but its been a struggle. Very depressing week but shes over the worst of it now. Shes starting to feel like her old self but we're still trying to find a soft food she enjoys. More bad news is after we heard it was genetic, we checked our other dog Bella because they are cousins and she has 2 loose teeth in the front. Once we get some stimulus money we'll schedule xrays for her to see if her issue is as bad. Elsa had horrible breath going on as the main symptom but Bella's breath is fine. I hope she only needs the 2 little teeth removed. My poor babies. :(

  13. That looks like some old school fun. the last TMNT game I played was on ps4. I can't remember what it was called but it was open world 3d action based. But it was incredibly repetitive and I was completely bored with it after 3-4 hours. I blame the open world concept of it. I finally got to a bebop boss fight and then it had a timer and he disappeared. I felt like I was just wasting time and not accomplishing anything. But the old school arcade game that this new one is based off. I could play the hell out of that. Even though the old arcade game and console games based off it was repetitive at least it kept progressing and throwing new enemy types and bosses at you with new scenery.
  14. I forgot to update this.. The last half of Discovery season 3 really fell apart.. hard. 2 episodes were dedicated to another spin off show and those 2 episodes really hit the pace of Discovery hard and slowed the entire series down. Then they finally reveal the cause of the burn and it was the dumbest damn thing they could have done to explain it. Maybe if they didn't dedicate two episodes to another spin off they could have had those 2 eps to dedicate to a proper good explanation for the burn and made it a hell of a lot more impressive. Instead the final couple episodes felt rushed as all hell. Also, the last half the season they threw out more TNG canon by not referencing that the Romulans didn't even use dilithium and all their ships shouldn't have been affected by the burn.. and there was no reference to the Borg who should have recovered fine from the burn or other large species. I'd like to see more Star Trek shows, but if they continue making Discovery, they really need to hire some better writers.
  15. Ok, so we're 1 episode away from the finale. That will be released tomorrow. The first two episodes were basically Dick van dyke and I dream of Jeanie episodes. Very boring and made no sense. Third episode and the "tv reality" becomes colorized and things start to progress. Fourth episode gets better and 5th episodes and on the show is solid and extremely interesting and is true Marvel movie quality. By the 8th ep all the tv show stuff at the beginning of the series makes complete sense and the series is awesome. I'm expecting some huge battle for this finale and probably some giant reveal for the Doctor Strange 2 movie. Maybe we'll see some huge actor like Keanu Reeves show up as Mephisto or something like how we got that hint of Thanos at the end of the Avengers movie.
  16. Sledgstone

    PS Plus Games

    Its probably just my account, Sony hates me like Facebook hates me. lol. Facebook screws everything up on my account with them too. My feed will show stuff from 3 days before with a sprinkling of posts that actually happened that day. But for the PSN store, I could see why my Firefox wouldn't load it correctly because I have ublock origin and add block installed.. but the site does the same issues to me with google chrome and I don't have any plugins/addons installed on it. Even the PSN app on my phone screws up half the time and I cannot get any free games through it on the Tuesday the games become available. If I use the app to add my games to my account I can only do it about 2-3 days later, then it'll work for some reason.
  17. Sledgstone

    PS Plus Games

    I have to use Microsoft edge browser when adding my ps+ games. Firefox and Chrome both let me log in but says all games are full price and doesn't recognize my ps+ membership. Sony's PSN website is complete garbage now imo.
  18. Sledgstone

    PS Plus Games

    Heres an odd thing... When logged into my PSN account, I don't even have the option to buy the PS5 version and it has no information about a downloadable PS5 version for existing PS4 digital version owners or any info about buying the new DLC separate. I'm guessing they'll add the standalone game and separate DLC as two different purchase options soon and it'll update my account showing that I own the PS5 version and how to buy the DLC. They probably have this "Not available for purchase" as a prevention so they don't have to issue a bunch of refunds for purchasing a game twice at full price.
  19. I finished playing Final Fantasy XIII a couple days ago. I put in just under 100 hours on it and honestly had a lot of fun with it. The plot was a bit overly complex and it played out the first part of the story in a series of flashbacks that was very popular 10 years ago like Lost and other shows and movies. It was done ok and the datalog had all the reference material in it to keep the story moving along without getting confusing. The game was very linear until you get to Pulse, but then the game slows to a crawl if you do all the Pulse side missions. Pulse is where the game gets more "open world exploration" and to me open world games are becoming more tedious and time consuming. I want a story not endless exploration that doesn't further a plot. I remember when this game came out alot of people hated it but I didn't know why. Lady played through it twice and loved it. Now 10 years later I finally played through it myself and had a good time. I really liked the characters, except for Hope. That guy annoyed me and once I could customize my own party I never used him again. The character models looked great, everyone was beautiful and I loved having strong female characters. All the scenery looked amazing too. I need to set up a command chord on my xbox controller so I can take screenshots on my PC. I would have loved some screenshots at a couple different locations. It was also nice that once you could customize your party you weren't limited to having a specific team leader on at all times, you could play as any character. The combat is extremely simple at the beginning of the game. You basically "auto command" and the game basically AI controls everything, attacks, spells, etc. This seems extremely boring and simple at first, but as I progressed through the game you get paradigm shifts that change the complexity significantly. The Auto command basically helps you input the commands fast because the ATB moves so quick, especially with haste, you're much better off using the auto command to get attacks off faster and focus entirely on the paradigm shifting to change the combat roles on the fly for all the clutch moments of healing, inflicting and removing status ailments and buffs, defense, offense, etc. After a good 20 hours into the game the real combat is basically shifting paradigms all the time. What I also found interesting was the AI would auto adjust itself to the most effective means of killing an enemy based on the intel gathered from the enemy and what status effects everyone has. Using the Libra technique to get more info on enemies was vital. Overall combat was actually pretty damn fun once it got to this point. Aside from the party leader death issue.. if the party leader dies its an instant loss even if you have another character with the raise ability. I thought that was dumb, but the game does have a "retry" option for every battle that compensates for that. There was some aggravating moments though, the mini map and main map not being locked to north was beyond annoying and enemies not dropping gil was the dumbest thing. The only way to make money in the game was to either find it in chests or sell specific premium drops from enemies, but after a while, gil was pointless as I never had to buy a single weapon since they could all be found in chests. Upgrading weapons needed a massive tutorial that was completely absent from the game and I had to find guides online. Upgrading accessories was completely pointless when better quality ones could eventually be found in chests. I really don't understand why they did the money thing in the game at all. Every other FF game lets you kill monsters, get gil... makes no sense. And there were some enemies that I came across that straight up kicked my ass out of no where. I could be owning all kinds of monsters, leveling up stronger and stronger.. hey look at that monster, I'll go kill him. *monster instant wrecks me like I'm a level 1* wtf. Moments like that were extremely aggravating and the game doesn't go out of its way to tell you some of these monsters were meant for later in the game and doubling back to kill when you are stronger. Some other bosses were strong as hell to compared to the monsters leading up to them. And near the end of the game, I pretty much had to grind up to get a bunch of leveling done.. which meant alot of pulse open world missions. Those were fun for a while especially once I got teleportation stones unlocked, that took care of an ass load of back tracking. Thankfully I did a good chunk of all those pulse missions before the last couple chapters of the game.. because once I got to the end of the game the monsters became straight up powerful as hell. I realized if I didn't do those extra 20 hours of missions and leveled up, I'd have probably rage quit at the end because of these monsters. lol. Like every monster fight of regular enemies in the last area of the game was the equivalent of mini bosses. The ending could have been a bit better, but overall I highly enjoyed it. I started the sequel yesterday.. and it is already a very very different game. lol.
  20. Sledgstone

    PS Plus Games

    Interesting. I find that a bit whacky on Sony's part. Their online store is horrible now ever since they revamped it for the PS5. But even before the website changes, whenever I had a free ps+ game it never gives me the option to buy it digital again. It just says "download from library." So if someone gets the ps4 free version of FF7 but then the digital version goes on sale for $30 or less with the free ps5 upgrade, they are now locked out from buying it and their only option to get the ps5 version is to now buy the ps5 version at full price. Seems like a dick move by Sony to get more money out of people.
  21. Damn that sucks ass if thats the case. I would have bought 10 more crunch bars for this DLC.
  22. Sledgstone

    PS Plus Games

    I'm very shocked that FFVII is going to be free with PS+. I don't regret buying it at all, but its still surprising to see such a huge title come to PS+ especially since it will unlock the PS5 upgraded version too.
  23. This DLC better not be restricted to just the PS5 version or that will piss me the hell off. It looks awesome though.
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