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  1. 14 points
    This April marked 15 years since the beginning of LCVG! It's been great to visit here daily, for online friendships and fun, meaningful discussions. Here's to the admin team, the moderators, and all my online pals! Congrats! Carlos.
  2. 11 points
    I decided that I wanted to change things up in the gameroom, but I'm out of space, so first something had to leave. I've had No Good Gofers for 6 years now, and I don't play it as much as the other games, so off it goes... Of course, what better to replace a Pat Lawlor game with than another Pat Lawlor game: So now the pinball room looks like this:
  3. 10 points
    Well, I am a bad boy. I haven't really bought much of anything in a long time and haven't treated myself since landing a pretty cool job a couple of months ago, and I'm still rocking my launch PS4 with my 4k projector. So...I paid the Ebay tax and bought one of the PS4 Pro 500 Million edition bundles. Should be here early next week, looks like a pretty nifty piece of gear.
  4. 10 points
    Heh, good to hear from you Hoolie!
  5. 10 points
    I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how much I appreciate this place. It’s very easy to go online these days and lose faith in humanity, and think the internet is nothing but a breeding ground for toxicity. Social media is used far too often as place to be mean or nasty, or it becomes an echo chamber. It’s nice to know that there is one place I can go, where an actual, civil discussion can take place. Where we can agree to disagree when needed. Sure, we’re small, but that’s a big part of what makes it work. So thanks to everyone who who has made LCVG what it is for 15 years.
  6. 9 points
    Yeah, thanks for checking. We finally got our car back nearly 1 full month after the wreck. The total damage bill was just shy of $9k. All of us are feeling fine, except my wife, who is still getting some physical therapy for neck and shoulder issues. Everyone except her has settled our medical/pain-and-suffering claims. They want to wait until my wife is done with treatment before talking about her settlement. Being back behind the wheel of the same car was definitely a weird feeling, but I've settled back into my routine. I've recognized it as a fluke, and I'm back to my normal driving habits, though I do find myself checking my rear-view a bit more still. I did ask about the other driver, since he was taken by ambulance from the scene. They said that he would be fine, which was all they could tell me. Carlos.
  7. 9 points
    No no, I didn't set it up! In fact, I was a latecomer to the site. I helped with some new software well after LCVG was established. I even remember why I got the invite -- Wolfenstein had just come out on the Xbox and we were playing an especially tense match where we had to steal documents. I'm not very good at videogames, but somehow you and I made it into the guardhouse and you started to run out while I snatched the documents. You were frantically yelling "go go go!" I said "Hey, Kelley, look!" You turned around and I jumped on the desk and started hitting the crouch button. You were still frantically yelling "go go go" and then stopped and said "what the fuck are you doing?" I said quietly "I'm taking a dump on their desk." I had a PM from you shortly after that asking me to check out a forum called LCVG.
  8. 9 points
    I just got an email for the 15th anniversary reminding me that this place is still around. I haven't been around in a while (probably 10 years). I miss you guys It was great catching up during the E3 chat today. I think the peak of my participation on this forum was during the Halo 2 era 😦
  9. 9 points
    Our one-year anniversary is in 10 days which is just nuts! It's going to be a blowout kind of weekend with tons of rare barrels on tap, a special run of glassware we are going to sell, giveaways, etc. We just got our additional taps for (mostly) non-beer installed, so a couple of wines on tap, a cane-sugar soda and root beer on tap, cold brew coffee on nitro, and a dedicated gluten-free beer line. We are also about to start our on-premise-only bottle list with things we've set aside and we've forged some great relationships with our favorite Wisconsin breweries which is going to lead to fun things in the near future. I continue to dream about location #2, it is at least starting to become a glimmer on the horizon if things continue well. Beer rules!
  10. 9 points
    If I allowed Hollywood personnel's off-screen behavior to affect my movie watching, I'd be stuck staring at a black screen.
  11. 8 points
    That reminds me of the time I tried getting the trophy for speedrunning RE1 under 3 hours. The game doesn't give you a timer and just shows the results at the end. My results screen:
  12. 8 points
    I don't always have something to say, but I've lurked here practically every day since August 15th, 2003. Happy anniversary to the longest relationship I've ever had! (probably helps that I don't talk too much)
  13. 8 points
    Hyuck, I mah gone have git me some help pickin’ me up one them thar Annihilation four kay casettes and sendin’ it across the waters! ....better?
  14. 8 points
    So glad to see you all again! I just had to buy a new computer. It was very traumatic for me. But I had everything transferred to an external hard drive and with Chrome it still looks kinda like James' computer. You guys look awesome.
  15. 7 points
    Holy shit, we are getting a couple of months away from when we starting planning this second location. Yuck! 😐 We are getting close to opening, should be in the next 4-6 weeks. 170 year-old buildings suck, I will tell you that much! I'll update with pics when we have the opening and when we run our first show. Otherwise, we celebrated the 2nd anniversary of the first spot at the beginning of February, super-duper busy weekend and things continue to go well there. I still drink too much beer. Onward and upward! 😀
  16. 7 points
    Well, Jeff inspired me, I threatened to do it, I realized I owned every game... it’s happening. I’m going to run the main Zelda series from the beginning, tackling each entry in release order. We’ll see the dizzying highs and terrifying lows and I traverse Hyrule and beyond... I’ll use this as a sporadic posting spot, but this project is probably at LEAST a two year commitment. But I also haven’t beaten so many of these and I really should... So, the proper order of play will be... The Legend of Zelda Adventure of Link Link to the Past Link’s Awakening Ocarina of Time Majora’s Mask Oracle of Seasons Oracle of Ages The Wind Waker The Minish Cap Twilight Princess Phantom Hourglass Spirit Tracks Skyward Sword Link Between Worlds Breath of the Wild The first step is getting out of the weeds on the NES releases. I’m six dungeons into Zelda 1 and have done some basic grinding and a dungeon in 2 to get myself a bit of a head start, then it’s proper order the rest of the way. I was going to replay Four Swords but that’s honestly a multiplayer game and a greatest hits mix of series beats, and the list’s long enough as-is...
  17. 7 points
    Well...... The outcome to this exchange now has the potential to be more interesting than the movie. Joey?
  18. 7 points
  19. 7 points
    Dramatic recreation of Phil's theater exit:
  20. 7 points
    This is fantastic to see: PC compatible too of course.
  21. 7 points
    Well I survived my first marathon... which just happened to end up the hottest on record for London, and it knocked me back hard. My times were way, way out from everything I had achieved in training, but I finished, and I had energy to spare (it even allowed me to semi-sprint the finish line). Feeling good, ready to recover and move forward to get the last of this weight off me and really begin to challenge my running times. And now... sleep.
  22. 7 points
    Could not be happier to have woken up to news of Del Toro being rewarded with two Oscars. I’d hope we won’t have to hear of him struggling to get projects made again.
  23. 7 points
    Big PB fan here! When it comes to PB, the filmmakers of have carefully curated key defining aspects to the spread's fifty-plus years of stories. Here are a couple: 1. Peanut Butter by Proctor & Gamble, Volumes 1-4 (1958-2012). Peanut Butter wasn’t always an iconic spread. After its debut in the 1880s Peanut Butter went MIA for years — that is, until the late '50s , when Proctor and Gamble made something special: Jif. Proctor & Gamble used oils other than peanut oil in its hydrogenation process, and sweetened the recipe, adding sugar and molasses. 2. Peanut Butter Team-up by Smuckers, Volumes 1-3 (2012-current). After P & G ended their run, Smuckers took over in 2012 and revitalized the spread with a series of team-ups, including honey, cinnamon, and maple syrup. 3. Although not Peanut Butter per se, you might want to check out Jif's other spreads like Almond Butter and Hazelnut, which answer the question "what if, in some kind of Elseworld, an almond nut or hazelnut became a butter?
  24. 7 points
    Guardians vol2 was added to Sky's streaming service today so I watched it this evening. I absolutely LOVED it.
  25. 7 points
    Well, I've done it. Sony 4k projector incoming.
  26. 7 points
    Welp... 65-inch LG OLED incoming.
  27. 6 points
    Calling out your own trolling because it apparently wasn't savage enough for anyone online to give a shit about,... That's a first world problem!
  28. 6 points
    A reasonable attempt at the beginning of Wish You Were Here. Carlos.
  29. 6 points
    I have a proper, full-sized Mortal Kombat machine in my living room, but I will be the first in line to get the Arcade1Up version the moment it gets dolleyed off the truck. That lineup of new announcements is stellar (note Karate Champ has Burgertime, which should have been the marquee title of that set imo). At the last CES someone took a pic of what looks like an NBA Jam cab inside the Arcade1Up VIP room (see below). Rumors are that The Simpsons, X-Men, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Arcade Game will be included as well. People are expecting a slightly larger control deck to accommodate 4 players as the Rampage cab supports 3 and the formfactor is pushed well to its limits there. Some people have modded Rampage A1U cabs to play NBA Jam and have opted to add a USB port to the front of the unit to accept standard controllers, so that's a solution that might work too. Regardless, that one is definitely going in the collection when it hits. The trackball on the Golden Tee is a proper Happ unit. Expect it to last through the zombie apocalypse. I picked up 3 units to have in the game room, complete with risers, Rampage, Street Fighter 2, and Centipede. Arcade1Up sent replacement deck graphics and plexiglass covers within a few weeks free of charge (as the units were new, I didn't need to replace the graphics). I immediately replaced the ball top sticks on the SF2 cab with bat top because I'm not a heathen, but other than that they are all stock. I like them so much I might just go full-on crazy and line the other wall with a lot more of them. And if the rumors are true, I'm going to run out of space quickly. For people of a certain age, there's just something about walking into a room with upright arcade cabs. I am of that age.
  30. 6 points
  31. 6 points
    Well Amazon delivered a day early and my X is sitting boxed in its X box box in the corner. I wasn’t prepared for this at all as I’m trying to press on with God of War. I’ll make some time later to get the system set up at the very least.
  32. 6 points
    "It's dangerous to go alone. Take this...and this....and this and this. And don't forget your sweater!" We're coddling children with safe spaces these days 😄
  33. 6 points
  34. 6 points
    That motleyfool article is completely devoid of insight, original opinion, or value.
  35. 6 points
    Summary courtesy of a resetera post: New traversal and prone move-sets. Combat has increased emphasis on tension, interactivity and realism. Enemy AI references each other by name, and constantly communicates with each other. Two different timelines explored in TLOU2. New dodge/evade mechanic is a core part of combat and melee. You now have a jump button. Far more creative and emergent moments in combat thanks to big increase in breadth of options. Improved stealth mechanics, including crawl, prone, squeezing into tighter gaps, underneath vehicles etc. Expanded infected enemies and whole new classes. You're not automatically fully hidden in grass. Extent of your visibility depends on height & density of foliage. Much more verticality in combat scenarios now. She needs more routes and ways to engage. Survival aspects are still a focus. Different ammo types (eg explosive arrows) now. Each ammo type fulfills a particular strategy niche. Animation system is completely overhauled so everything is even more realistic and transitions are seamless. Wide linear combat environments are being expanded to be even larger and broader. AI system massively improved for added realism. No more auto AI telepathic awareness of you once spotted. They whistle to and actually communicate with each other. Referred to as systemic check-ins of AI information. They pass information to each other more realistically to let new groups and enemies know of the unfolding situation or of your position. Enemy awareness and ability to seek player out improved. You can now craft different ammo and arrow types. The Church scene is set 4 years after the events of TLOU in Jackson, the gameplay demo is set 5 years after. Seraphite(sp?) is a religious cultish group, but they will not be black and white. Motivations explored. They use more advanced facial camera capture and mo-cap now, more advanced than they had with Uncharted 4. Lots of new facial animation tech. More nuances of the face, creases, folds, build up of skin etc. Eyeball tech also re-worked, now includes internal refractions, reflections and so on. Joel is somewhere out there in Jackson....
  36. 6 points
    Wow, 15 years. Thank you to everyone for sticking around and making this our own little familial dinner table on the internet. It’s been a great time and I’ve made some truly lifelong friends in that time. Here’s to 15 more!
  37. 6 points
    Not a new movie, but I watched Toy Story with my 2 year old for the first time yesterday. We’ve tried a few other movies with my daughter before, but she either got too scared, or grew tired of it after a half hour or so. Toy Story had her complete attention from start to finish. As she sat there, completely enraptured by it, and I laughed it some of its early jokes, I was reminded what a completely magical movie this is. The story, the humour, the characters, and the world that it creates where toys come to life is just perfect. It changed the way movies are made, not just for being the first fully computer animated feature, but what we expect an animated “kids” movie to be. As I was thinking this to myself, my wife turned to me and said “this movie is so good isn’t it?”. I told her that I was just thinking to myself that it is one of the most magical movies ever.
  38. 6 points
    Anyone listened to Business Wars? It’s a documentary style podcast dealing with company rivalries. Each rivalry is a season and each season runs between 5-8 episodes, each running between 23-48 minutes. I started with s5. I’m liking it thus far though I could do without the conversational recreations. Seasons so far: Netflix vs Blockbuster Nike vs Adidas Marvel vs DC The First Computer War Nintendo vs Sony
  39. 6 points
    It is official, expanse saved by amazon . Deal for S4 was completed last night.
  40. 6 points
    That's a lot of time for Forza.
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  42. 6 points
    Got my 1st solo win last night... this game really gets the heart racing. Last minute or so of the game, with some enhanced sound effects
  43. 6 points
    FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WILL DREAMWORKS LET US HAVE A CURSE OF THE BLOODY WERERABBIT BLU SOME TIME??? Sorry. I am just a little frustrated about that one.
  44. 6 points
    I picked up the Groundhog Day UHD at Best Buy. It’s a wonderful disc. Outside of the opening scene which is a bit grain heavy, the HDR pass really brings the transfer alive. Daylight scenes in particular really pop and the expanded color gamut really gives what is an intentionally drab looking film an impressive showing. Black levels are spot on and the detail here is a noticeable jump from the previous BD. There’s a wonderful thin film of grain throughout that gives the transfer a beautiful appearance. Sony continue to kill it with their catalog releases. I just don’t get why this is a B.B. exclusive is all.
  45. 6 points
    Good news everyone...I seem to have made the problem go away after doing a factory reset through the displays software. I tried the cold reboot but never heard any "clicks" while holding the power button down and it didn't seem to work. After a factory reset and going through the initial display setup I fired up Blade Runner 2049 and went straight to the same scene as before. Please to say I am unable to see any defects in the picture now! Sorry to waste everyones time. I should have tried that before posting on here but I guess I was hoping it was a quick fix in the settings. Thanks again for your help though. Now to update the firmware and cross fingers it doesn't come back.
  46. 6 points
  47. 6 points
    I've a Blu-ray player to sell and have also decided to sell my Vita which I am surprised to see still goes for a respectable sum on eBay (particularly boxed OLED models like mine). So whatever I get for those will go towards Switch funds. Now stop bullying me, you bastards!
  48. 6 points
    Rye. Nasty weather calls for rye. The way to remember is this: Nasty weather: rye Fair weather: rye Good weather: rye
  49. 5 points
    In some cases where you can't get a url to content, or if you are posting something original, you can attach files directly to posts. I noticed in the backend settings that some members were limited to a puny 500kb of total attachments. I bumped that up so everyone now has a much more reasonable amount. Attach away!
  50. 5 points
    I had a somewhat similar experience this afternoon. I could’ve definitely used a good push to get out of this spot. Just a couple more feet and I would’ve smashed that Fast Travel board too!
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