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  1. Life

    teeth suck. my kid got 2 right away, then another 4, 1, and now has been dormant for a month or two - and has the luxury of an asymmetrical top/bottom smile if she's not in pain then its a learned habit/trained sleeping problem. being only 6months old might be a little young to start, but come march if its still a problem i'd recommend seeking some sleep training books or parenting blogs. Depending on the kid it could take 1 week...or much longer. I think it was harder on me to listen to him cry for a half hour while i knew if i just went up there and rocked him for a few it would be all better. But now he just says "nigh nigh" and lays down in the crib and lets me tuck him in, minutes later out cold
  2. PC Hotseat games

    Risk of Rain allows for 1 kb + 1 controller
  3. Sorry to necro this thread some, i've had this episode on the list for a while - but figured it was evergreen. I have only known Warhammer in the video game setting. i was wallet out in a Games Workshop one time and realized i'd never find a friend to truly play with. I've played the DoW RTS and half the expansions (winter assault is a slog) & actually mid-way thru a DoW2 campaign. Also - I absolutely love Space Marine...the campaign is as iterated - killing orks is great & jetpack is the best part of the linear campaign. but also game falls off when angry chaos guys show up and the ork killing ends. However! Multiplayer Space Marine is really a good time, the horde mode requires good players and coordinated loadouts on higher difficulty levels & base-game multiplayer still catches just enough people online to fill a game. At this point people who still play are amazing at it, it is still satisfying to lumber in with heavy and full-charge plasma a point for multi-kill or fly in and out with jetpack. It pulls in the fun weapons - range and melee - you get as Cpt Bluepants in campaign and can play with them in MP freely. the dlc expansions were meh - added more maps & modes that fragmented the community so anyone still playing just goes base game. The 3rd dlc did add the Dreadnought mode which is great - but again fragmentation killed it. great ep, ty for a thorough dive into one of my favorite series
  4. The Nintendo Wii U is Great Thread

    Yoshi's Wolly World was a pretty good yoshi style platformer. it was much harder than i anticipated (going for 100% yarn and flowers at least - even more if you get the full gold star no damage / all stamps). The bonus levels per world are really well done someone else in this thread was a YWW enthusiast too It should be down in price for the winter, i've still got a world or so left - play on the handheld for a level or two at a time when my partner wants the TV
  5. General Video Game Deals Thread

    Any Wii-U people without 3d mario- https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01AC3ZD06/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?tag=slicinc-20&ascsubtag=51c6653cb74c11e68d0c820935f116f70INT&ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER $15 for one of the top Wii-U games available. hopefully we'll see more of these as they start to liquidate for Switch in the spring
  6. Thanks for the reply. So I ended up with the i5 6600k and msi z170A gaming m5 when microcenter put out a BF combo deal. I have little interest in over clocking out the gate, but should be pretty able in the future I did get the Rosewill bronze. It was down to 35, couldn't pass it up, on a bigger budget an EVGA would have been my first choice. All in all the build came up better than the link above - also am going to use an old case for the time being, plenty of airflow - just not as clean looking. My last piece is a GPU - I want an rx-480 8gb, but reading lots of black screen problems after few weeks. The alternative is a 1060, but in slack someone pointed out the AMD's are probably better suited considering the budget for the flight Sims it's being built for.
  7. Looking for input & anecdotal experience with a few parts on a new build - I got a green light from my Ma to put together a build for my step-father for Christmas http://pcpartpicker.com/list/2JRjJV He is intending on playing driving/racing & flying games. My intent is to future proof long past his video game attention span - and be strong enough for the cad & music editing software he does at home as well. Currently he has an old rig of mine (~2009-2011 parts) that runs some software well - some not great. What i am looking for thoughts on is specifically the video card. Currently showing a MSI 1060 - but could easily swap to an AMD RX 480. Both are around the same price, but for a low/semi-technical computer person which brand (AMD vs NVIDIA) seems to work better? Catalyst control center is a hot mess, but nvidia has been underwhelming on their driver stability lately Other points of saving / power reduction would be in the mobo/ram/CPU - maybe a gen4 ddr3 setup, but i think upfront monies pay dividends since wouldn't re-build this for another 5-6 yrs (or more) ty in advance!
  8. Quitter's Club: Don't be ashamed to quit the game.

    I recently discovered the leader boards were cleared and put 2.5hrs into DD last night to reclaim steam friend bragging rights. My hand was extremely tense at the end & was so amped from the action didnt get to bed for another hour afterwards - so yes, i totally get the quit-for-now sentiment here
  9. i heard rumblings that the last few nvidia driver releases were problematic either for performance - or convenience my nvidia tray icon has a ! asking for update...but im weary. i think i'll let others test these out first
  10. Life

    ty everyone. re-reading that post this morning i still dont know how to form my emotions about the kid, past failures, and avoiding future missteps Thanks! actually posted this last year or so when I last shared the kid news - and i got it...and it is 25% complete on my desk. i suspect i need to finish it before the kid goes off to college - Will check in next year
  11. Life

    its my little guy's 1st birthday. not to be cliche, but certainly went by fast and was not nearly as difficult as i expected. He was generally a very good infant - middle of the night wake ups were frequent...but reliable and practically set a watch to. Outside of a minor hip problem that'll be corrected over next few years - no problems. Once that hip brace came off this summer it was ez all-night sleeping too anyways, he's rad and im super happy how its worked - and working out. It really did pull me out of a deep rut of status quo and work-no life balance. i am going to continue to right by him best as i can; its a frequent source of anxiety and depression when i consider my own father's failures and lack of involvement. I do not lament him, just fear of falling into a similar mindset or trap - which is clearly irrational since im a different person, but blah. anyways, heres the cool dude at 1yr photos looking very dapper. i look forward to his future
  12. I Had a Random Thought (About Video Games)

    Sacrifice would be an incredible pick up too, innovative for the time with limitless story potential. It really resonated, played around the same time Homeworld and a lot of StarCraft - peak RTS in my life.
  13. Hey everyone, an interesting question was recently posted about forum members and their geographic dispersion around the world - Original post It seemed like a fairly neat idea and the online spreadsheet/database software my company uses...for just about everything...has a very elegant solution Heres how it works - Fill out this web form with as much information as you'd like - Web Form After completing it'll automatically link you to a world map with pins for each entry that is submitted. Primarily it works on postal codes, but as some parts of the world do not use them a City & Country should suffice. And if you're only interested only in the map or want to check back in as populates further - Idle Thumbs World Map Please let me know if there are any comments, questions, or your entry is not showing up. I look forward to seeing the far reach of the show and forum contributors 08/06/15 - I just realized i never published the actual spreadsheet driving this map. With the way pins are doubled up on the map this will least be a searchable/filter-able way to find everyone near by or in a specific city. It doesn't have any info that is not already on the map pins Idle Thumbs Map Database
  14. Where in the World - Idle Thumbs Map

    I hadnt checked in here for a long time and found ~20 errors from postal codes it could not interpret...and the spreadsheet not understanding leading zeros (silly east coasters). This should help with the populating of the map especially in Canada, Finland, Sweeden, and Germany Also, despite my emails to smartsheet support, double pins are not displayed as a spread - so they just over write each other. I have done my best to find the next adjacent city to better represent amount of people in a given region - although at the sacrifice of some accuracy. ~225 representatives though! super neat, im glad this post & idea has prevailed
  15. i did mine on thursday and my windows 8 "classic shell" install migrated over perfectly! the only noticeable change is the recycle bin icon & my command prompt text is too small
  16. Hyper Light Drifter

    there has been a lot of debate - not just in this forum - of which direction is "easiest" or starting...it really doesnt matter. i went north - west - east...seemed right?; the weapon unlock from the north also suits my play style way better than east or west first - but also a coincidence 3-try bird boss is really good! he gave me the business for the better part of a night i also really liked playing HLD and was drawn to coming back everyday i played - except once i finished i stopped and didnt feel the need to 100% all the outfits, gold blocks, or insane achievos. it felt like a complete experience and should just end...and when i come back later (months/year) to play again perhaps that'll be a different end goal they've also added a multiplayer aspect, i wonder how the experience changes with a friend to take care of/help
  17. Planning to get a new pair of glasses

    i had a great experience with Warby Parker - picked out what i wanted to try on that came pretty quick...sent back and a few days later actual glasses! they even have a fairly slick web-cam enabled measuring device that will line up your head to make sure they fit proper - pretty good option if you dont have an optometrist you see on the regular I got the $100 line - Ive had them about 10 months now and no warping of the plastic, cracks or dings. these are my first pair of glasses since grade 7 so it has been weird/exciting to not have to put in the cellophane lens everytime do something - especially on weekends or when need to get up in the middle of the night
  18. Little Big Planet

    Ty for necro'ing this thread! i recently got LBP3 for PS3 @ nice price of $4 on amazon digital It is more LBP...although i do not necessarily like the switch to an over-world zone per level - VS the old linear progression. now you can navigate an overworld with its own secrets and findings - but also back out to planet view after unlocking an entry to get into the side missions The loading times are horrendous on PS3...and get a bit of load-in graphics while playing...but im happy it was ported and the secondary characters & navigational tools are fun. I am sure there are amazing user levels...and i'll give the top played a try after finishing the campaign i doubt though i'll go back to 100% & ace the levels like i have in previous iterations
  19. General Video Game Deals Thread

    this is fairly new - the last spring sale was the first time it was available. it is a nice feature, im looking at the Homeworld package to get another 10% off Karak http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/2/11147874/steam-dynamic-pricing-bundle-discounts-valve
  20. Keiji Inafune's Mighty No.9

    the dash power-ups are the only part i am slightly interested in absorbing red gives you thru-shot bolts, green seems to increase speed, blue fills your e-tanks (that seem to go away after dying - which would be fine, except there are so many 1-hit/instant kills never get a chance to e-tank up). The "yellow" boost - i cant seem to figure out, damage reduction? i rage quit on pyro stage again last night. after limping through the dash section with the falling smoke-stacks he always tackles me and 1-shot explodes. i made the mistake of doing the water level next - the sluggish controls are so far exasperated by low gravity and very dark environments Either i've crossed over into "old" and bad at games - or this is just a bad game I'm glad i didnt back much more than the base level to get a PC code, i remember being tempted at the time for the art book & sound track Also - whats with the exit game command - and then Call shows up saying Shut down Protocols or whatever...when i hit exit i want alt-f4 speed close out.
  21. Keiji Inafune's Mighty No.9

    for actual game thoughts - i put in 45 minutes and did opening level, the Ray DLC, and gave up on Pyro (#1). It...doesnt look or feel like a game that took this long. The modeling is clunky and level design is uninspired, dont even want to start about the story & voice actors I'm going to keep going, their updates filled my inbox long enough - should at least give it a full play through before moving out of queue If my opinion changes i'll report back, but this one is feeling like a regret.
  22. Vulpes - those seem pretty spot on. After the 1070 information that has come out over the last few days unless you are doing 4K or want ultra/epic settings - then the 1070 is a better buy than 1080. Ive got CF 6870 cards - so i am very due to for an upgrade - 1080 was appealing...but if i can do a 1070 for ~200 less i'll get the card and a case! I'd like to shake the AMD lifestyle, and dont expect the Computex news from them tomorrow to be anywhere near competitive to the GTX 10 series - unless really swayed by price point
  23. The threat of Big Dog

    Drones are being modded to mimic end times http://i.imgur.com/FX6x6yp.gifv
  24. on PC - "P" default brings up the voice / chat mute channels. you can manually click off certain people or change which "Channel" you are in - group is green, team is blue - so if you are with friends and start talking it'll only be to them by default, not the randos its done with icons which is weird since everything else in this game is spelled out pretty clear, but it does for allow quick mute of certain folks while still staying with group chat. if you want to mute all easiest is to turn in-voice chat to 0 in the options