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46  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Home theater sound on: December 02, 2014, 08:18:38 AM
I'm pretty sure no sound bar has an actual sub to it unless it comes as a packaged extra (seperate) unit. The reason most people get sound bars is because it's a 1 piece solution to surround sound (virtual surround sound, actually), so the low end is done through the unit as well. In any case though,the low end response in the sonos bar is really good.

To give you an idea, the playbar has 6 mid range woofers and 3 tweeters (that's 9 seperate speakers) and 3 seperate amps. In a medium sized room, say an average living room in an apartment, the playbar will more than adequately fill the entire room with audio. Since it connects via optical out from the tv, you don't need a messy tuner system to connect each source to it, amd the playbar operates as its own source at your choosing through its app. No other soundbar offers that ( that I know of anyway).

Look man, I'm a cheapass. I would never buy an expensive sound system for that esoteric sound feel that the average guy wouldn't ever hear anyway. But the sonos playbar is fucking impressive and if I had 700 bucks to blow, I'd gladly drop it on that, it's that cool. Plus, any time your bring a girl over she can get all impressed when you switch music just by tapping your phone.
47  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Diablo 3? on: December 01, 2014, 11:57:44 PM
Tomorrow is ugly but wednesday I'll be around if you guys wanna run through some stuff.
48  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Home theater sound on: November 30, 2014, 06:58:16 PM

Get this, never look back.

Edit: Allow me to elaborate a bit. This thing is a beast. It will cover your entire room in serious audio deliciousness (just the playbar, nevermind additional speakers). But the real kick is the sonos app you can install on your phones and tablets and computers. It will allow you to control the playbar and, if you so decide in the future, any additional sonos speakers or components you add to it. You can use the system as the audio output from your tv, run any music you have on your phone or computer through it, or assign a different source to each individual speaker as you desire. I'm not big on extreme audio systems but Sonos is worlds apart from stuff I've installed in the past. It's really amazing, and it's totally worth the hefty price tag. I've put these playbars and other sonos components in many installations over the last 2 years, and no one I've done these for has had a bad thing to say about them. Best part is the company will answer your phone call for troubleshooting almost anytime, they're really helpful.

I say it again, look into Sonos, never look back. Worth every penny.
49  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 30, 2014, 09:21:14 AM
Man, I really oughta hit the gym in the mornings more frequently. The fellow patrons are far more interesting at 8am. Anyways...

After nearly centuries of not sating anything, I have finally made gymbob progress...somewhat. Naturally, chest today, so I pulled off a firey bench press workout. 315, 2 sets 2 reps each FOLLOWING 4 sets at 20 lb intervals starting at 225. Then I dropped back down to 225 for another 15 rep set, godly status. I proceeded to do 6 more different exercises and even walked a mile to just add ego boosting cardio prowess to my already awesome morning.

Now I'm lazily waiting for a bus because my ass is worked the fuck out.
50  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Legend of Heroes: Akatsuki no Kiseki on: November 26, 2014, 08:02:13 PM
Is the male hero really wielding a fucking gunaxe?

Sometimes shooting someone to death just isn't enough..... especially in videogames where a slash with a sword or a shot with a bullet merely takes off small "increments of health" at a time!
I was more leaning towards Square Enix maybe looking into better copyright protection for obvious (poor) knockoffs of thier intellectual material. But that does make sense too.
51  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: November 26, 2014, 07:59:40 PM
(and I said I wasn't gonna get dragged into an arguement, lol)

Look, I know many people here don't share my opinion and that's perfectly fine. Truth be told the only reason I can be so adamant about my stance right now is because XIII pisses me off on so many levels, and they compound in such a way that one pet peeve for me escalates to a major breakdown of my personal hate regarding such minor issues. Yes, my dislike of the main character of XIII is actually a minor grievance at the very worst. The list of things I hate about XIII usually start with my abundant hate of how annoying Vanille and Snow are as characters, followed closely by great dislike of corridor fantasy the mini game. Oddly enough, I still like XIII more than XII as well, but I refuse to ever discuss my hate of XII.

So yeah, the Lightning shitstorm is really just out of oppertunistic timing, I simply input my 2 cents when she was brought up. Also, if anyone's wondering why I'm so chill about it now and not swearing up a storm,I was awake for 31 hours when I wrote that rage bit about lightning, and have just gotten up from a nice-ish nap, so I'm less ornery. Usually helps in explaining rage posts :)
52  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: November 26, 2014, 02:55:36 PM
I keep removing my post-to-be because I know if I say what's on my mind regarding Lightning everyone here will have a shitfit. So I'm just gonna say this and I don't care how many people get angry this time.

Lightning is not a threat, lacks any physically intimadating qualities, barely has the strength to hold her sword up with an outstretched arm, and should have died to the first fucking swipe from one of those vuard robots she fought on the first train. Her attitude is completely unnatural for someone who is so lacking physically, and I'll be damned if this chick could hit me anywhere on my body aside from my testicles or throat and get anything more than a giggle out of me, so how the fuck does a guy like Snow wbo makes me look like danny devito to his arnold schwarzeneggar fucking fall to his knees? Everything about Lightning is fucking horseshit and I fucking despise her as a main character.

Might be a bit sexist, but I don't care. That's my take on Lightning. Like it or leave it, Lightning is nothing more than a pretty Squall.
53  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: November 26, 2014, 12:31:20 PM
Haha no,you're not dragging me into an arguement about Lightning. She sucks as a protag, get over it.
54  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Legend of Heroes: Akatsuki no Kiseki on: November 26, 2014, 04:36:51 AM
Is the male hero really wielding a fucking gunaxe?
55  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Movies that make you cry on: November 26, 2014, 04:07:53 AM
I got a little choked up at the end of the dark knight rises when Alfred breaks down about Bruce eating the big one...even if it was obvious foreshadowing, it just hit hard like goddamn that happened.
56  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Most Favourite Gaming Moments~! on: November 26, 2014, 04:01:09 AM
The second appearance of Master Belch in Earthbound. Always love when he appears in the swamp and you fight him and you have Jeff pop a multi bottle rocket and then Poo returns and does trivial shit damage whit starstorm alpha after the 2k+ you nailed him for with the best single use attack item in the game. Such a funny thing to remember.
57  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: November 26, 2014, 03:57:09 AM
I'm in love with Lightning, I'd do such amazing things to her like offer her a foot massage after walking in the park or shovel her car out of the snow...or hit Snow in the face with a shovel...

Doesn't excuse the fact that she was a terrible protaginist, being far too masculine and not offering anything new as one should expect from a female protag. It's the equivalent of making a a new male prince zelda who sits in his castle and gets kidnapped by ganondorf. He doesn't change the role or make it new, just the gender, making it the same game idea as the previous 50 installments...only now ladies get hot for cosplays of him instead. So...yeah...Lightning sucks as a main character and is one of the reasons ffxiii sucks.

The rest of the game helped establish its terrible reputation.

At least with XV, the freeflow form of the combat looks really interesting. I'm bored of not having any nuance in rpgs aside from tales titles or western style rpgs which boil down to first person shooters with character development. This looks like it could establish new trends in the rpg combat department...maybe...possibly...who am I kidding, shit is gonna sell like hotcakes and SE is gonna rest on its success like VII for the next 15 years.

NOW I GET IT! FFXV=15 more years of SE not having to show any ingenuity.
58  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 26, 2014, 12:38:01 AM
I personally would have gone with "you fucking obnoxious, stupid shithole of a human babymaker", but that's my thing when I get pissed.
59  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: November 26, 2014, 12:35:16 AM
Was Alisha the one like twenty pages/a year or so back who didn't think pure ARPGs were RPGs (and didn't like ARPGs) and therefore said FFXV wasn't a RPG?

Who was that, anyway?
I had to look back and see who said it. It was zeronhitaro...Alisha just claimed sausage fest and shot it down. Goddamn sexism!
60  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: November 23, 2014, 08:41:02 PM
I like how after 3 years of it, we're STILL arguing about final fantasy games and our own personal likes and dislikes regarding how they're approached. The best part of it all is at the end of the day every single one of us will be guaranteed to play XV regardless of how bittered we were or how engrossed and overjoyed by previous installments.

If you say otherwise I will call you a baldfaced liar.
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