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Date: 3rd October 2014 Time: 16:00 EST
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1  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Converting to PC - Need Guidance on: August 06, 2014, 10:24:11 AM
I do all my gaming on Macs without any issue. I use Boot Camp for that purpose of course.

You can certainly get a better gaming machine more cheaply than a Mac though if that's what you're looking to do - but if you still want the design tools you've grown accustomed to in OSX, you can have both. I'm just trying to figure out if there is a reason Boot Camp wouldn't work for you.
2  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: July 29, 2014, 11:34:37 AM
Joss is overrated, agreed. But he is also still good. Both things can be accurate. :-)
3  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Converting to PC - Need Guidance on: July 28, 2014, 07:48:57 AM
Is there a specific objection to Boot Camp?
4  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Naughty Dog's The Last of Us on: July 17, 2014, 06:13:56 AM
It is a brilliant, infuriating game that I will never ever play again.
5  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Divinity: Original Sin on: July 11, 2014, 09:15:30 AM
I am basically sitting at work trying to concentrate and find I'm thinking specifically about this game. That hasn't happened in a good long while. Coming off the back of E3 and a whole bunch of bad game buys the last several months this thing has been like an oasis.
6  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Divinity: Original Sin on: July 10, 2014, 09:17:22 PM
I will never ever understand the notion of too much choice/ ability to make bad builds as a negative. Just does not compute.

Edit: I also realize this is an old debate

"I wanna do everything at once by don't have a million hours in the day" sums it up for me at least...

I don't mind building myself into a corner if the combat is fun.  And combat is crazy fun in this game.

Time is a factor only if I consider playing the game a chore, especially these days with time being so limited...
7  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Divinity: Original Sin on: July 10, 2014, 09:08:15 PM
I will never ever understand the notion of too much choice/ ability to make bad builds as a negative. Just does not compute.

Edit: I also realize this is an old debate
8  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Divinity: Original Sin on: July 10, 2014, 04:26:03 PM
Also moving barrels and stuff around to create awesome tactics/enemy funnels is absolutely glorious.
9  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Divinity: Original Sin on: July 10, 2014, 04:19:30 PM
Looking forward to that one too.

In the meantime I just took out a whole mob of monsters 4 levels higher than me by luring them back to town and letting the legionnaires deal with them while I hid, piled up oil spells, and then lit the whole lot of them on fire.
10  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Divinity: Original Sin on: July 10, 2014, 04:03:09 PM
GOTY candidate.
11  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: World Cup 2014 (starts June 12, kiddies!) on: June 24, 2014, 02:44:10 PM
Aaaaaaand Luis Suarez did it again.
12  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: World Cup 2014 (starts June 12, kiddies!) on: June 24, 2014, 11:53:40 AM
You have a good point about that taking stamina when it is nonstop, but only half of the field is playing most of the time wheras in the NBA all 10 players are engaging and running the entire time so that's why they need timeouts and commercial breaks (other than advertising money etc). You are also spot on to why this sport is not huge in the US. I completely agree. I also much prefer being able to take potty breaks and get food without missing something so I appreciate stoppage in play sometimes, but it does get to ridiculous levels in the NBA and NFL at times too.

Let's put it this way - FIFA doesn't need the sport to be big in the US to continue to be the biggest sport in the known universe. They're certainly not going to change things up for American sensibilities. It's up to us to either appreciate it for what it is or not.

Also, I think the officiating is perceived as "weak" simply because the types of calls the refs are responsible for in soccer are exceedingly difficult compared to other sports. Offsides is not only one of the most difficult calls to get correct every time, but is also a call where getting it wrong can be disproportionately damaging to the outcome of a game. Penalties in the box are the same way. There are lots of borderline calls in the NFL, NBA, etc that are hard to get right but they usually (not always) get lost in the flow of the game on the whole because there is usually more scoring, more plays to offset the damage done, etc. In a game where 1 goal is often the entire difference and chances are very hard to come by, mistakes by referees are simply more noticeable.

Baseball is still my favorite sport by a vast margin (the pace and atmosphere appeals to my sensibilities), but the game they call football everywhere else is definitely second on my list. I've been a Newcastle United fan for about 15 years now, but I've also really enjoyed the growth MLS has seen and having the Union games just 15-20 minutes away. Plus at 2 hours running time, it is less of a time investment than most US based sports (exceptions for tournament games that MUST have a winner and therefore have extra time/PKs of course).
13  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: World Cup 2014 (starts June 12, kiddies!) on: June 22, 2014, 08:31:40 PM
If you told me when this group was drawn that the Germany match would be meaningful, I would have been ecstatic.

If you told me at 60 minutes today we'd have a draw, I would have been ecstatic.

Somehow it still feels like a gut punch regardless.
14  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: So... Board Games? on: May 25, 2014, 11:00:24 AM
iPad version of Eclipse is magnificent.
15  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Trek or Wars.. on: March 12, 2014, 12:19:22 PM
I'm a Trek guy. What I always enjoyed about pre-Abrams Trek was:

1) Trek is at its core a very optimistic premise. Mankind didn't just avoid wiping each other out, we actually came together and help lead other alien races into alliances of peace. That's pretty great.

2) The main characters on the Enterprise are not superhuman. They're just for the most part regular crew members, regular members of their species, that are doing the best they can. Together they are more than the sum of their parts.

Abrams Trek loses that sense a little bit - Spock is a child of destiny. Kirk is a child of destiny. Uehara can detect subsonic frequencies. Scotty is a mechanical genius that actually invents new methods of warp beam technology. Chekov is a super math genius. Etc. I don't HATE the Abrams Trek movies, they are as previously mentioned very terrific movies that would be just fine with the name "Generic Space Action Film". But they don't at all feel like what Star Trek is about to me.

All things must go on and new interpretations will always emerge and that's okay, there is certainly a TON of old Trek material to go back and enjoy.
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