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  • Phantomlink

    Just saw the Hobbit trailer, I need to watch the second movie soon ._.

  • dracosummoner

    http://www.gamersgate.com/games?prio=relevance&q=xcomweeklong&aff=ggnews

    http://www.gamersgate.com/MAX-PAYNE

    Here are some GamersGate sales for recent XCOM titles and for the Max Payne series.

  • dracosummoner

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=705705326131742

    HOBBITS HOBBITS HOBBITS HOBBITS HOBBITS HOBBITS HOBBITS HOBBITS HOBBITS HOBBITS HOBBITS HOBBITS HOBBITS HOBBITS HOBBITS HOBBITS HOBBITS HOBBITS HOBBITS HOBBITS HOBBITS HOBBITS HOBBITS HOBBITS HOBBITS HOBBITS ^

  • Hongo

    When I’m on a Marine base and think about MGS as opposed to Call of Duty, that’s good, right?

    Now to find the hangar that has a legit mecha type weapon. You can’t fool me.

    • http://iadagraca.com/ DigitalWolf

      i’ve always seen CoD as being more ragtag with everyone having character and identity.

      MGS the soldiers display order and control, they have character, but its masked by their training.

    • http://iadagraca.com/ DigitalWolf

      Also people act like they’re actually afraid to die.

  • dracosummoner

    http://www.gamebike.com/Products.html

    I’d like to see something like this (it’s an exercise bike that works with games) for modern hardware, and honestly I think Activision would know how to market a peripheral like this to people, such as with an actual bike-racing game that was specially designed to work with the bike. Sporting and fitness stores could love this.

    • Hongo

      Exercise and gaming could be huge. Wii Fit showed that with living room fitness, but I’m thinking more with active wearables, phones, etc.

    • Phantomlink

      Even doing it without it being linked up link in the video above it’s always a great idea. Burnie at Rooster Teeth has a treadmill at one of his TVs so whenever he watches he walks, or when he plays certain games he walks.

      Dudes lost a lot of weight and looks a lot better over the last two years

    • dracosummoner

      Indeed! One of my family friends has his own office, and one of the things in that office is a treadmill with a built-in desk for a laptop or a computer monitor and keyboard. I love exercising my legs but don’t like dealing with my area’s unpredictable and occasionally hot and dry weather.

    • Hongo

    • dracosummoner

      Thanks for showing me that! =) I honestly can’t ride a bike, but that looks fun. I sometimes run in place while playing my 360 anyway, and as I mentioned below, I’d love to do that with my computer, since I mostly play on that nowadays.

    • Hongo

      I think the setup he has actually keeps it in place and makes it stationary and all he has to do is maintain balance.

      If I knew what to get, I would get that setup myself. I love biking.

    • Phantomlink

      Bike 3 miles in 10 minutes ( nonstop peddling ) or run 1 mile in 8.5 and have some strain on the knees and ankles

      I’ll take biking

  • http://iadagraca.com/ DigitalWolf

    ************************************* NOTICE*********************************

    Ok guys i need input, and i need it right now.

    look at my site iadagraca.com

    see those tiles?

    what if i had something like that at where the featured articles are on the home page, and where the six things at the top of the speak out page are?

    • http://iadagraca.com/ DigitalWolf

      I need to know within 30 minutes or i’m just going to do it.

    • dracosummoner

      I really like those tiles on your website, but those tiles wouldn’t be so great for a news site (I think Polygon used to look like that).

      Oh, never mind! I misunderstood and thought you were planning on making the whole site layout tile-based instead of using those for a few articles. For a small selection of articles, I think they could look great.

    • http://iadagraca.com/ DigitalWolf

      will do then since i see no other replies

    • DatHon3yBadger

      I like it, I say do it!

    • http://iadagraca.com/ DigitalWolf

      working on it, hopefully will be done soon if i don’t run into problems!

  • dracosummoner

    https://www.humblebundle.com/flash

    Child-friendly classic games on Humble Flash sale.

  • Hongo

    Twisted my ankle an hour or so ago.

    Swelling so bad. I can walk on it, but my shoe gets tighter and tighter with time.

    Woohoo.

  • Phantomlink

    yay, next months free X1 game is Strike Suit Zero

    • http://iadagraca.com/ DigitalWolf

      still haven’t played it and i own it.

    • Phantomlink

      I own it on Steam, but it was weird with a mouse and keyboard, messed around with it when I got a controller to work and then kinda forgot about it

  • PanamaPunk

    My little cousin said he wants to make video games when he gets older. Glad to see he enjoys videogames so much, but he’s very much the Minecraft-COD generation. He’s missed out on so much :’/

    • Hongo

      Just remind him to be creative.

    • dracosummoner

      I used to want to, but I’ve heard so many horror stories about having to sacrifice family time for my job, which I refuse.

    • Phantomlink

      I wanted to program on computers for like 9 years, took it in school to

      Visual Basic was great and I made a lot of stuff and went far ahead of the rest of the class during the semester

      C++ is what did me in, it killed my stride for programming and unfortunately it was needed somehow before you could take Java

    • http://iadagraca.com/ DigitalWolf

      i don’t think anyone thinks that any more.

    • Phantomlink

      thinks what, to code?

    • http://iadagraca.com/ DigitalWolf

      that C++ is required learning before java or other code.

    • Phantomlink

      I don’t know if it was “required” but the way my school taught it, it was Visual Basic, C++, and then Java

      VB in grade 10, C++ in 11, and Java in 12. However because I had to shift my timetable around for my arts credit ( drama ) I had to take VB and C++ a year late so unless I stayed for another semester or year, I couldnt have done the Java

    • http://iadagraca.com/ DigitalWolf

      WTF they teach that shit in highschool there?

      UGH…america.

    • Phantomlink

      I took almost every PC related class I could

      Our business class was on the computers, and I took 2 or 3? years of Communications Technology which was pretty much just graphic arts, video production and whatnot.

      Hell, our class selection was shit compared to the public high school, they had everything you wanted, even had a guitar class where you just learned/played guitar all semester

    • http://iadagraca.com/ DigitalWolf

      I loved my art highschool but i know damn well there are very few highschools here that teach any kind of programing. Not that i know of anyway.

      I miss my art highschool though, i would be in a much better place had i been able to graduate from there.

    • Phantomlink

      Part of our standards for getting our diploma is an arts credit which is one of three ways.

      Art
      Drama
      Music

      Music was being taught by a teacher that decided to follow us from our elementary school to the highschool, and past records with him weren’t the greatest. nothx

      Art, if you didn’t draw/sketch/paint in his method you would do bad. Art was our school’s highest dropout/failure class

      Drama? Last decision, somewhat easy enough

    • http://iadagraca.com/ DigitalWolf

      Yesh, sounds horrible :P

      my art teachers were amazing!

    • http://iadagraca.com/ DigitalWolf

      and what up with all you programmers here who can’t help me out X(

      as far as i can tell i’m the only one who hasn’t had any formal training in any language.

    • Phantomlink

      cause VB was easy as hell, and over the years of messing with forums and whatnot, PHP and MySQL totally killed my drive after the C++ incidents

      Now I know jack shit, and Sanctius ships out this weekend

    • http://iadagraca.com/ DigitalWolf

      T_T

    • PanamaPunk

      VB is super easy and simple, but its a good way to learn the basics of programming. C++ is so widely used though that you need to learn it to be taken seriously.

    • http://iadagraca.com/ DigitalWolf

      i hear a lot of people are switching to python though :O

      C++ is still established of course though.

    • PanamaPunk

      It really will depend what field you will be working in or what hobbies you have. Anything scientific that uses MATLAB will require knowledge in C++. But if its solely computer based, it would be up to the programmer to decide which language works best.

    • Phantomlink

      ya C++ is still pretty much the basics or main method for a lot of stuff.

      And python? Oh god my only experience with that was horrible. Python and Windows 7 didn’t get along well for my Sickbeard Alpha install :P

    • dracosummoner

      I think my school’s program progressively switched over to Java or something after I completed my courses in C++. I felt loved. :-

  • D4rkh4x0rer

    http://www.joystiq.com/2014/07/22/gamestop-offering-50-off-the-last-of-us-remastered-with-ps3-cop/

    If you own the PS3 version of Last of Us, you can trade it in at GS to get 50% off the PS4 version.

    • http://iadagraca.com/ DigitalWolf

      if only if only.

    • Phantomlink

      jeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet

      I asked the guys at mine about it on the weekend, they had no idea about it and weren’t told. They said they will get emailed on Monday (today) about their new weekly special, which might be this trade in. I’ll have to double check with them today

    • D4rkh4x0rer

      D= oops I did it again.

    • dracosummoner

      I played with your heart.

    • Phantomlink

      got lost in the game

  • dracosummoner

    http://www.polygon.com/2014/7/28/5944675/xbox-live-games-with-gold-august-2014

    Dishonored will be free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers.