The Laid Back Lounge VII: The Seventh

#101 Edited by Young_Charter (19869 posts) -

@LightR said:

@ryrulez said:

getting real end time vibes from ukraine and that fucking oscar's selfie, ya know?

1914 was 100 years ago now and all. like borges said reality favours symmetries and slight anachronisms.

I think the most ****ed thing of this all is that the US along with Russia and the UK got the Ukraine to give up nuclear weapons in 1994. They had over 1000. They signed the Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances, saying they'd respect Ukraine as a territory and sovereignty. It's like waiting the ten turns of the peace treaty of Civ then going right back in.

Does the whole situation seem World War-ish to you guys ?

#102 Posted by Young_Charter (19869 posts) -

@LightR said:

@ryrulez said:

getting real end time vibes from ukraine and that fucking oscar's selfie, ya know?

1914 was 100 years ago now and all. like borges said reality favours symmetries and slight anachronisms.

I think the most ****ed thing of this all is that the US along with Russia and the UK got the Ukraine to give up nuclear weapons in 1994. They had over 1000. They signed the Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances, saying they'd respect Ukraine as a territory and sovereignty. It's like waiting the ten turns of the peace treaty of Civ then going right back in.

Does the whole situation seem World War-ish to you guys ?

#103 Posted by ryrulez (11604 posts) -

@Young_Charter: No. Russia and Ukraine might fight for a bit, but can't see anyone else getting directly involved. Ukraine will end up being separated.

#104 Posted by MrSelf-Destruct (13132 posts) -

Bah. In State of Decay, if one of your characters die, they are lost forever. I got my favorite dude killed. :(

#105 Posted by Young_Charter (19869 posts) -

Bah. In State of Decay, if one of your characters die, they are lost forever. I got my favorite dude killed. :(

What are the specs ?

@ryrulez said:

@Young_Charter: No. Russia and Ukraine might fight for a bit, but can't see anyone else getting directly involved. Ukraine will end up being separated.

Hmmm... wow.

#106 Posted by Terrencec06 (3503 posts) -

Finally finished Guacamelee, Decent game. I was thoroughly impressed with the platforming in the game. Fighting mechanics were well done too.

Started Singularity, that game did not age well lol, kinda fun though.

#107 Posted by Ballroompirate (22736 posts) -

Bah. In State of Decay, if one of your characters die, they are lost forever. I got my favorite dude killed. :(

That happened to me once lol, I need to play that game again.

#108 Edited by Terrencec06 (3503 posts) -

#109 Edited by MrSelf-Destruct (13132 posts) -

Haha. Metal Gear!? Kevin Hart knows what's up!

@Young_Charter It's a lightweight. It runs like water on my system.

      • Minimum:

    • OS: XP SP3
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz (E6600) / Athlon X64 3400
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD 2600 XT / GeForce 9600 GSO / Intel HD 3000
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
      • Recommended:

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 series or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD 4750 / GeForce GT 240 / Intel HD 4000
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
#110 Posted by MethodManFTW (25655 posts) -

Ordered a 24" IPS monitor...

My current monitor is fine but the viewing angles are just so bad...

#111 Posted by starwarsjunky (24735 posts) -

Ordered a 24" IPS monitor...

My current monitor is fine but the viewing angles are just so bad...

i've been getting the upgrade bug really bad. and i don't really have any problems with my current righ. so far i've kept myself from going to newegg, but i think its just a matter of time...

#112 Posted by starwarsjunky (24735 posts) -

so far i've kept myself from going to newegg, but i think its just a matter of time...

never mind....

#113 Posted by MethodManFTW (25655 posts) -

@starwarsjunky said:

so far i've kept myself from going to newegg, but i think its just a matter of time...

never mind....

Haha yeah.. I really want to upgrade some real parts (CPU, motherboard, gpu) but I don't really need to upgrade any right at this moment... Every time I ask for advice everyone tells me NO NO NO NO NO... So I figured I'd get a nice case and a nice monitor.

#114 Edited by starwarsjunky (24735 posts) -

@starwarsjunky said:

@starwarsjunky said:

so far i've kept myself from going to newegg, but i think its just a matter of time...

never mind....

Haha yeah.. I really want to upgrade some real parts (CPU, motherboard, gpu) but I don't really need to upgrade any right at this moment... Every time I ask for advice everyone tells me NO NO NO NO NO... So I figured I'd get a nice case and a nice monitor.

its had the cpu overheat a couple times, and i'm still using my sandybridge cpu, so i'm thinking of getting a new CPU and a new fan. wouldn't be *too* expensive. lol. ~365 for both.

#115 Posted by MethodManFTW (25655 posts) -

I don't think I'll ever actually play binding of isaac because the art style grosses me out, but damn that title screen music is THE BEST.

well, dragons dogma has the best title screen music by default, the binding of isaacs is so fucking good.

#116 Posted by The_Last_Ride (71173 posts) -

made a comment on ign that Free-to-play games on Xbox Live aren't free, because you pay for live. I didn't think people were that butthurt just because of that comment

#117 Posted by starwarsjunky (24735 posts) -

made a comment on ign that Free-to-play games on Xbox Live aren't free, because you pay for live. I didn't think people were that butthurt just because of that comment

lol. its like saying the PS+ games are free...gotta love stupid people =P

#118 Posted by MethodManFTW (25655 posts) -

made a comment on ign that Free-to-play games on Xbox Live aren't free, because you pay for live. I didn't think people were that butthurt just because of that comment

Eh, if you have an Xbox you are going to have Live anyway.. That is the way I look at the PS4 now because of gating online behind a paywall..

Imo f2p + games with gold games on Xbox Live are free and the "free" games on PS+ are free because I'm not buying either service for the game selection, but the ability to play games online.

#119 Posted by The_Last_Ride (71173 posts) -

@The_Last_Ride said:

made a comment on ign that Free-to-play games on Xbox Live aren't free, because you pay for live. I didn't think people were that butthurt just because of that comment

lol. its like saying the PS+ games are free...gotta love stupid people =P

Exactly, they are a perk. But not free

@The_Last_Ride said:

made a comment on ign that Free-to-play games on Xbox Live aren't free, because you pay for live. I didn't think people were that butthurt just because of that comment

Eh, if you have an Xbox you are going to have Live anyway.. That is the way I look at the PS4 now because of gating online behind a paywall..

Imo f2p + games with gold games on Xbox Live are free and the "free" games on PS+ are free because I'm not buying either service for the game selection, but the ability to play games online.

Not me or 30+ million 360 users. I play games for singleplayer and i refuse to pay for something i get free on other platforms

#120 Posted by MethodManFTW (25655 posts) -

A majority of users definitely pay for it... Back in 2006 Xbox Live had a 60% attach rate so I imagine that number is much much higher now.

#121 Posted by The_Last_Ride (71173 posts) -

A majority of users definitely pay for it... Back in 2006 Xbox Live had a 60% attach rate so I imagine that number is much much higher now.

i know last time i checked there were 30+ millions that didn't have it

#122 Posted by MethodManFTW (25655 posts) -

@MethodManFTW said:

A majority of users definitely pay for it... Back in 2006 Xbox Live had a 60% attach rate so I imagine that number is much much higher now.

i know last time i checked there were 30+ millions that didn't have it

If you have sources I wouldn't mind seeing them.. Attach rate for PS+ and XBL is actually pretty interesting to me..

The last time I see Microsoft making attach rates public were back in 2006.

http://www.joystiq.com/2006/07/13/xbox-live-attach-rate-has-grown-50-percent-from-xbox-to-xbox-36/

http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=10054

#123 Edited by MethodManFTW (25655 posts) -

Ah, found an article from 2013 saying 46/77m 360 owners have Xbox Live.

Attach rate staying more or less the same.. Interesting.

I'd never own a Xbox without Live though.. Granted, I'll probably never own an Xbox again unless Quantum Break turns out amazing.

#124 Posted by MrSelf-Destruct (13132 posts) -

I'm still not sure wtf Quantum Break was even supposed to be...

#125 Posted by MethodManFTW (25655 posts) -

I'm still not sure wtf Quantum Break was even supposed to be...

I have no idea... Other than it has tons of FMV and if I remember right it's a typical Remedy third person shooter..

I forgot I finished Alan Wake's American Nightmare last night.. I can't remember what happened but I know I liked it! They use FMV and real time gaming together soooo well in that game. Really excited to see what they do with a better engine, a new IP, and (presumably) a large budget.

#126 Posted by starwarsjunky (24735 posts) -

Ah, found an article from 2013 saying 46/77m 360 owners have Xbox Live.

Attach rate staying more or less the same.. Interesting.

I'd never own a Xbox without Live though.. Granted, I'll probably never own an Xbox again unless Quantum Break turns out amazing.

sounds low. or is this counting the rrod's?

#127 Posted by MethodManFTW (25655 posts) -

@MethodManFTW said:

Ah, found an article from 2013 saying 46/77m 360 owners have Xbox Live.

Attach rate staying more or less the same.. Interesting.

I'd never own a Xbox without Live though.. Granted, I'll probably never own an Xbox again unless Quantum Break turns out amazing.

sounds low. or is this counting the rrod's?

Not a clue.. I would imagine no, but how would they track that...

Though what is 46 million times 60 dollars? Hint: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#128 Posted by starwarsjunky (24735 posts) -

@starwarsjunky said:

@MethodManFTW said:

Ah, found an article from 2013 saying 46/77m 360 owners have Xbox Live.

Attach rate staying more or less the same.. Interesting.

I'd never own a Xbox without Live though.. Granted, I'll probably never own an Xbox again unless Quantum Break turns out amazing.

sounds low. or is this counting the rrod's?

Not a clue.. I would imagine no, but how would they track that...

Though what is 46 million times 60 dollars? Hint: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lol. but how would they know? many people who got rrod didn't send it back.

#129 Posted by LightR (17447 posts) -

The Lego Movie was good. It had quite a few hilarious moments.

#130 Posted by hazelnutman (9699 posts) -

God, why is GameSpot so slow, buggy, and painful to navigate now? :/

Welp, I guess I'll see you all in another year or three.

#131 Edited by The_Last_Ride (71173 posts) -

@MethodManFTW said:

@The_Last_Ride said:

@MethodManFTW said:

A majority of users definitely pay for it... Back in 2006 Xbox Live had a 60% attach rate so I imagine that number is much much higher now.

i know last time i checked there were 30+ millions that didn't have it

If you have sources I wouldn't mind seeing them.. Attach rate for PS+ and XBL is actually pretty interesting to me..

The last time I see Microsoft making attach rates public were back in 2006.

http://www.joystiq.com/2006/07/13/xbox-live-attach-rate-has-grown-50-percent-from-xbox-to-xbox-36/

http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=10054

http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2013/04/20/always-on-microsoft-xbox-live-subscriptions-up-to-46m-will-never-be-free/

that was last year, i would say it's around 50 now

"Microsoft says that Xbox Live subscriptionsare up 18% over last year, reaching a grand total of 46M, out of 77M Xboxes sold."

#132 Posted by MethodManFTW (25655 posts) -

How would you know it's around 50% now? :O

#133 Posted by Terrencec06 (3503 posts) -

So after not playing it for a while I finally finished Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon.... That ending was hilarious. One of the better DLC's out to date.

#134 Posted by Young_Charter (19869 posts) -

Wow.... They let themselves go..

#135 Posted by MrSelf-Destruct (13132 posts) -

Guys. A new Arkham game, guys. By Rocksteady. Guys, you can drive the batmobile in this one. Oh my god, guys.

#136 Posted by Texas2089 (16445 posts) -

Batman Arkham Knight? Yes please. Glad to see Rocksteady back at the helm on this one too. And now that we're not doing any more of that origin bullshit and needing a 'younger' Batmna, can we please get Kevin Conroy back?

#137 Posted by MethodManFTW (25655 posts) -

Wooo, PS4 or PC though....

Hopefully I'll have a new GPU by then..

What you guys think for release date? This fall would be sweet.

#138 Edited by Texas2089 (16445 posts) -

God, why is GameSpot so slow, buggy, and painful to navigate now? :/

Welp, I guess I'll see you all in another year or three.

Hazel! How you doing man? Stick around for a bit. We just got this new Lounge and swj hasn't stunk it up too bad yet. Who knows how it'll smell in a year or three. If you hang around you'll just get used to it :P

#139 Edited by Texas2089 (16445 posts) -

@MethodManFTW said:

Wooo, PS4 or PC though....

Hopefully I'll have a new GPU by then..

What you guys think for release date? This fall would be sweet.

It says 2014 so I would assume this fall. And I'm probably going PC since idk if I'll even have my PS4 by then.

#140 Edited by MrSelf-Destruct (13132 posts) -

@MethodManFTW said:

Wooo, PS4 or PC though....

Hopefully I'll have a new GPU by then..

What you guys think for release date? This fall would be sweet.

Fall would be great. I'm really excited to see that it's "next" gen only. That game is going to be so sexy.

And yes, please, let's get Conroy back into the fold.

#141 Posted by Texas2089 (16445 posts) -

Is it bad that I'm buying inFamous SS Day 1 JUST to get the Cole DLC even though I don't even have a PS4 yet and probably won't for some time?

#142 Posted by hazelnutman (9699 posts) -

@hazelnutman said:

God, why is GameSpot so slow, buggy, and painful to navigate now? :/

Welp, I guess I'll see you all in another year or three.

Hazel! How you doing man? Stick around for a bit. We just got this new Lounge and swj hasn't stunk it up too bad yet. Who knows how it'll smell in a year or three. If you hang around you'll just get used to it :P

Haha, we'll see. Been busy with the army though. Maybe in a bit, and definitely after I get myself a sexy new signature that's sure to get me suspended again. ;)

#143 Posted by MethodManFTW (25655 posts) -

@Texas2089 said:

@hazelnutman said:

God, why is GameSpot so slow, buggy, and painful to navigate now? :/

Welp, I guess I'll see you all in another year or three.

Hazel! How you doing man? Stick around for a bit. We just got this new Lounge and swj hasn't stunk it up too bad yet. Who knows how it'll smell in a year or three. If you hang around you'll just get used to it :P

Haha, we'll see. Been busy with the army though. Maybe in a bit, and definitely after I get myself a sexy new signature that's sure to get me suspended again. ;)

Dude. :( People use these forums at work!! :P

Anyhow, wow, I would of never pictured you in the army! Good for you man.

#144 Edited by MethodManFTW (25655 posts) -

@MethodManFTW said:

Wooo, PS4 or PC though....

Hopefully I'll have a new GPU by then..

What you guys think for release date? This fall would be sweet.

Fall would be great. I'm really excited to see that it's "next" gen only. That game is going to be so sexy.

And yes, please, let's get Conroy back into the fold.

Yeah I think that is awesome... Though a strange business decision.. I figured everything was going to be cross gen for a few years.

Being next gen only probably means it will kick the shit outta my GTX 660 though. :P

#145 Posted by ryrulez (11604 posts) -

Arkham Knight is a real dumb name and also doesn't seem to make sense? You can't just mash batman shit together, guys.

Also, reminder that Arkham City was lame.

#146 Edited by MethodManFTW (25655 posts) -

@ryrulez said:

Arkham Knight is a real dumb name and also doesn't seem to make sense? You can't just mash batman shit together, guys.

Also, reminder that Arkham City was lame.

I loved Arkham City.

But yeah, Arkham Knight doesn't make sense, but does it really matter? It is just branding..

#147 Posted by hazelnutman (9699 posts) -

@hazelnutman said:
@Texas2089 said:

@hazelnutman said:

God, why is GameSpot so slow, buggy, and painful to navigate now? :/

Welp, I guess I'll see you all in another year or three.

Hazel! How you doing man? Stick around for a bit. We just got this new Lounge and swj hasn't stunk it up too bad yet. Who knows how it'll smell in a year or three. If you hang around you'll just get used to it :P

Haha, we'll see. Been busy with the army though. Maybe in a bit, and definitely after I get myself a sexy new signature that's sure to get me suspended again. ;)

Dude. :( People use these forums at work!! :P

Anyhow, wow, I would of never pictured you in the army! Good for you man.

Haha, well, I DO need something to do when I'm sitting in classes. I'm still a university student too, you know.

I'll sit my ass in front of photoshop and see if I can think of something.

#148 Posted by ryrulez (11604 posts) -

@ryrulez said:

Arkham Knight is a real dumb name and also doesn't seem to make sense? You can't just mash batman shit together, guys.

Also, reminder that Arkham City was lame.

I loved Arkham City.

But yeah, Arkham Knight doesn't make sense, but does it really matter? It is just branding..

I needed something to be negative about and the name is all I know.

#149 Posted by MethodManFTW (25655 posts) -

@ryrulez said:

@MethodManFTW said:

@ryrulez said:

Arkham Knight is a real dumb name and also doesn't seem to make sense? You can't just mash batman shit together, guys.

Also, reminder that Arkham City was lame.

I loved Arkham City.

But yeah, Arkham Knight doesn't make sense, but does it really matter? It is just branding..

I needed something to be negative about and the name is all I know.

loooooooooooooooooool

#150 Posted by Texas2089 (16445 posts) -

@Texas2089 said:

@hazelnutman said:

God, why is GameSpot so slow, buggy, and painful to navigate now? :/

Welp, I guess I'll see you all in another year or three.

Hazel! How you doing man? Stick around for a bit. We just got this new Lounge and swj hasn't stunk it up too bad yet. Who knows how it'll smell in a year or three. If you hang around you'll just get used to it :P

Haha, we'll see. Been busy with the army though. Maybe in a bit, and definitely after I get myself a sexy new signature that's sure to get me suspended again. ;)

Wow the army. Good for you man. Hope things are going well. Really looking forward to another seductive anime signature. Unfortunately the new GS doesn't allow gif in sigs so your old sig with the girl eating the cherry or whatever won't work. Just doll something up though. I know you can do it :P