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  1. 3 points
    Hi Folks, Once again my board game group will be participating in the Extra Life Gaming Charity Event on Saturday November 4th. For the third year in a row our group will be playing a board gaming marathon, which usually lasts around 10-12 hours . I stream the event on Twitch, (when we do not have technical difficulties like we did last year). Don't worry I will make sure things are running smoothly this time The entire Extra Life event raises money for local children's Hospitals, and Dice and Capes are playing for the Cohen Children's Medical Center. Though it is our local children's hospital, they also take care of kids from all over the country , and many from other countries as well. We would appreciate any donation you could give, no matter how big or small. You can donate by heading over to https://www.extra-life.org/team/DiceandCapes . I will be posting more info about the event, games we will be playing, and reminders as we get closer. Thanks for reading, and I hope you can help out and watch us play on November 4th. Thanks Joey, Phil, Ruell, Lendell and Rich twitch.com/diceandcapes
  2. 2 points
    Hi Folks, Once again my board game group will be participating in the Extra Life Gaming Charity Event on Saturday November 4th. For the third year in a row our group will be playing a board gaming marathon, which usually lasts around 10-12 hours . I stream the event on Twitch, (when we do not have technical difficulties like we did last year). Don't worry I will make sure things are running smoothly this time The entire Extra Life event raises money for local children's Hospitals, and Dice and Capes are playing for the Cohen Children's Medical Center. Though it is our local children's hospital, they also take care of kids from all over the country , and many from other countries as well. We would appreciate any donation you could give, no matter how big or small. You can donate by heading over to https://www.extra-life.org/team/DiceandCapes . I will be posting more info about the event, games we will be playing, and reminders as we get closer. Thanks for reading, and I hope you can help out and watch us play on November 4th. Thanks Joey, Phil, Ruell, Lendell and Rich twitch.com/diceandcapes
  3. 2 points
    With my Oppo switched to Region A I can confirm Arrow's disc of The Thing does not play, so it definitely appears to be region locked. The disc itself looks phenomenal. It was like watching the movie for the first time having never seen it in such high quality before (the last version I owned was the DVD!). It would be heaven if Arrow one day get to release an actual 4k disc of this. As it is, downscaled from the new 4k restoration it still looks outstanding in 1080p. Beautiful colour, lovely grain. Just wonderful.
  4. 2 points
    According to the back of alien, Mondo is doing a Edward Scissorhands release this year.
  5. 2 points
    Well I got an iPhone 8. After heming and hawing for weeks and thinking I’d wait for the X, I decided I really just need a new phone and I don’t need the fancy new shit right now. I have other priorities, like new synth modules that will bring me more joy than a flagship phone. So a basic 8 256GB it is. I even broke with my own tradition and got a white one! Its a beautiful device. Feels great. Love the speed and love the camera in less than ideal lighting. It’s my first phone with 3D Touch and the non-physical button (I already don’t miss the button). I don’t think I’ll bother with a case as the glass back makes it quite grippy.
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    The third game had bigger issues than just monetization add-ons. Poorly paced story, sub-par enemy encounter design, human enemies which sucked, bland second half. I could go on but I won’t. Don’t even get me started on the love story..lol. Dead Space 2 is top shelf horror gaming though. Everyone who enjoys good horror should play it. I can’t recommend it (and its predecessor) enough.
  8. 2 points
    Carrie Fisher is the Godfather and will fuck you up.
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    I read this as "out in the oven" and immediately thought , "That's an awful idea."
  11. 1 point
    I know many on the forum are big fans of both TMNT arcade games. Well a new one based on the current cartoon is coming. If they put it in Dave and Busters I may live there. https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/10/21/getting-new-tmnt-arcade-game-debuting-iaapa/
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    I am almost at the end of episode 7. Great stuff, I hear they already have a plan for S2. It is also great to have Anna Torv back on a series.
  14. 1 point
    Absolutely loving Mindhunter thus far. 5 episodes in and it just gets better and better.
  15. 1 point
    I’m waiting as well. With the large uptick in UHD purchasing I’m trying to at least save a few bucks on new games here and there. Especially ones that I know I won’t get to soon.
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  18. 1 point
    This is a man who knows what's important in life. Congrats on the phone. More importantly, which modules?
  19. 1 point
    My last few Prime shipments have not fallen within their two day window. I think they've given up on it.
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  21. 1 point
    I'm waiting to pick one up until closer to Crackdown 3...or until I see one in stores and break like the weakling we all are.
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    Groundhog Day formally announced for 23rd of January (Best Buy timed exclusive in the US) Since Sony have the rights worldwide it should receive a general release at all retailers internationally (as is the plan with A Few Good Men which in the US is a Best Buy exclusive). Netflix have Groundhog Day in 4k and it looks great, so the disc will look even better. I'd be curious to know if it includes a remastered Blu-ray as to date that disc has only surfaced in Japan, several years ago now, and came from the 4k master. Sony really do love to use anniversaries as an excuse to roll out catalogue stuff. I don't think anniversary pickings are going to be a strong for them next year as they have been this year, but I wonder if they'll do a 4k Last Action Hero next year which I have a soft spot for as that turns 25 in 2018, as do Rudy and Philadelphia. Mask of Zorro will be 20 which I think would make a nice disc too. Without more obvious anniversaries to cash in on it'l be interesting to see what catalogue titles Sony decide to pick at random to put out next year. If Fox finally pull their fingers out of their arse and take an interest in catalogue titles they could grace us with a 30th anniversary Die Hard next year. I'd love a 4k Roger Rabbit from Disney next year too for its 30th but I doubt they will bother.
  24. 1 point
    Don't read criticism as outright hate. There's some great stuff in DS3 including the ship graveyard. It's just not an experience I care to revisit unlike the first two games because outside of those great moments, there's a whole lot of sub-par frustration. I didn't hate my time with the third game. I'm glad I played it but I'm good on ever revisiting. Specifically because the encounter design was so below the standard set in the first two games. It's really the thing that stuck out like a sore thumb to me. Large portions of the game were simply more frustrating than fun. Not because you had to "git gud" as it were but because the game was designed to drop enemies behind you to cheap shot you and the rest of the enemy design ethos was "overrun the player no matter what" removing the focus on the strategic dismemberment that made the first two games so good. Also, on a technical level it was a fine looking game. On an artistic level, I thought it was the weakest in terms of the level design which was so damned bland.:/
  25. 1 point
    Huh, so reading this apparently I'm the only one who actually liked Dead Space 3. I'll agree that it is the weak link in the trilogy and I held off on the game based on feedback until it was free with PS+ but once I got into it, still really quite enjoyed it. Still sad that we won't see a remastered collection or continuation of the series.
  26. 1 point
    Oh yeah I've seen that one. You may want to look at this one too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RbKb38rIvE&list=PL1fn6oC5ndU-S8BQkshYPO_yIQyT1yctU&index=2 You don't really need the switch or the cloud-key though. Ubiquiti hardware won't have a built in web-server for configuration like most consumer router/AP do, which is what the cloud-key provides for you - an ip accessible device that has the controller software running on it. So it's not really necessary, you can just install the software on your laptop (or even a raspberry pi). The switch is not necessary as the AP comes with a PoE injector included.
  27. 1 point
    More NASA related awesomeness coming: I can’t pass that up.
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    Could not agree more. Dead Space is a great game, but the second is fantastic. I’ve only played it once but I can still rattle off a ton of set pieces that stick with me to this day. It’s a masterpiece. No HD trilogy for this and Mass Effect makes me so friggin’ annoyed.
  30. 1 point
    For those prices I would rather do Ubiquiti hardware.. https://store.ubnt.com/collections/wireless/products/unifi-ac-hd https://www.ubnt.com/unifi-routing/usg/ http://amzn.to/2zi4J63 http://amzn.to/2zhZuTY No experience with the AC-88U, But I had an ASUS RT-N65U which was crap... it couldn't sustain the wireless client loads, had to reboot very often. I currently use an Archer C8 that by contrast has been rock solid on the latest firmware. Before I wired up the house, it supported about 30-40 wireless clients, but I never stressed it with the requirements above. Maybe had to reboot once a month or so. The Archer c8 has definitely been way more stable after I dropped 20 ethernet lines this year in my house to a 24-port switch (I've never had to reboot it so far) for connections to smart TVs, consoles, desktops basically everything that does heavy downloading/streaming. You can't beat the reliability of hardwired connections I now have about 10 wireless devices but mostly lighter loads (NESTs, sprinkler controllers, IPADs, iphones). I do know though I'll switch to Ubiquiti h/w once I get 1Gbit fiber installed.
  31. 1 point
    My favorite is when tracking says no one is home before the mail person is on the block.
  32. 1 point
    Same, Romier. The SW game had potential, but I love Dead Space more :).
  33. 1 point
    And now for something completely different... Put out my Thanksgiving story, The Big Turkey, on Kindle today. I've had this one on my comp for almost as long as Malcolm Brass. It started off as a screenplay titled The Kids Table, but then someone beat me to the punch with that title, so I changed it to The Big Turkey. This is about as different as my usual stories as can be. No one dies. Whaaaa?! Oh well. I wanted to sell it for only .99, but Amazon, in their infinite wisdom, only allowed me to go as low as $2.99. *sigh* Next, I'll be putting up my Christmas story, 12 Days, on Kindle. 7 titles on Amazon now and still going.
  34. 1 point
    Ooooooooh..... I have absolutely no idea what any of that means, but don’t try to explain it.
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    I had assumed Arrow were using MGM’s existing 4k scan of The Apartment, but no. They’ve gone and done a full restoration and 4k scan of the negative themselves! My copy of The Thing shipped this morning so should be with me by Saturday.
  37. 1 point
    I received the Mondo Hellraiser release. It’s a night and day difference between it and the Lakeshore release. Almost no static or pops that I could tell. The LP itself looks much better than the photos. I think the Lakeshore release is going back. Which is a shame as I like the packaging and LP and would keep both. Maybe I’ll do a return/swap but I don’t need to own two releases at this point. If the Lakeshore release was on-point audio quality wise, I’d keep it.
  38. 1 point
    This is curious. Blu-ray.com flagged up a Best Buy listing for a Hanna Barbera Diamond Collection 4 pack UHD. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/hanna-barbera-diamond-coll-4pk-4k-ultra-hd/6132370.p?skuId=6132370?ref=199&loc=f7sX52tQY3I&acampID=1&siteID=f7sX52tQY3I-AneHvUKdEdJtMrBm0cdmQA Hard to tell whether that is legit or a listing error on their part. The release date is noted to be the 7th of November which seems too close to be accurate, but still, these Diamond Collection releases thus far have been DVD and Digital download only (Warner are basically releasing every season of all the Hanna Barbera cartoons and began rolling those out back in June). What if it's legit though? If it were a UHD/Blu-ray combo pack forcing people to buy the UHD if they want BD copies that'd be a smart way to help ensure such niche releases would sell better than they otherwise might if they where UHD/BD combos or UHD only discs in addition to existing BD releases, and $62 sounds like a fair price. Imagine if that's what Warner were also to do with Batman TAS! Be still my beating heart. Thing is the press release when the DVDs were announced made no mention of there being a restoration or anything like that. Also, they really are seemingly releasing everything to DVD, and I cannot see every single show getting a UHD so they could limit it to the biggies like Flinstones, Jetsons, Scooby Doo and perhaps Yogi Bear, although stuff like Yogi and Top Cat were only ever one season to begin with, so on that basis you'd think they'd definitely be worth doing). Who knows though. It's probably an error, but then we did get Peanuts... I'll keep an eye on this as this is precisely the kind of stuff, along with Looney Tunes and Tom & Jerry, that I hope the Peanuts UHD Collection will eventually pave the way for.
  39. 1 point
    Nice! It's three for me this year: Switch, PS4 Pro, and Xbox One X. I really hope that I’ll be set for a while seeing as I’d like to have some money left over for games at a certain point.
  40. 1 point
    I know this is slightly off-topic here, but consider getting Dirt 4 instead (I realize there is likely a significant price difference), because the tarmac physics in DR are kinda messed up (aside from Rallycross, which is great). They really did a nice job correcting the issues in D4. If you don't care for tarmac rally, then DR has plenty of offer.
  41. 1 point
    Yes that’s what I’ve been using. Works just fine for me. The XBox UI is not a factor since you insert the disc, disc begins playing. But just in case I have the Blu-ray player pinned.
  42. 1 point
    Very true. That was the one worry I had with making the game area in the basement, so I bought a digital humidity reader to keep an eye on things. It was not bad, but still to be safe I did a few things. I got many of those Big refillable damp rid, and I bought a large bag of those tiny gel packs which come packed in clothing. I put 1-2 in each box depending on the size. I also bought one of those child proof door things which keeps the door open slightly so any extra humidity can escape and not build up. It is overboard, but better safe then sorry.
  43. 1 point
    They put out a new ad on Twitter tonight and it's just brilliant!
  44. 1 point
    I ended up joining the Pro Club today. I wasn’t planning on making the purchase when the weekend started, but I saw an opportunity late last night that was too good to pass up. With the impending arrival of the Xbox One X, I’ve been trying to decide what to do with my OG Xbox One console. The obvious course of action would be to sell it, but I didn’t feel like going to the trouble of taking pictures, creating an ad, and dealing with flakey people who wanted to haggle over the price. So, I went to GameStop.com to see what the current trade-in value was: $70 of in-store credit. Not exactly great, but I didn’t expect much more than that. Surprisingly, the original PS4 design that I have was worth $140 of in-store credit, which I thought was not half bad. Then I noticed another promotion that’s running right now. I could get an extra $75 credit toward the purchase a new PS4 Pro if I traded in a PS4, Xbox, One, or Switch. The deal didn’t specify if that was an extra $75 per console, but if it did, that would be one hell of a deal. So, I off-loaded the games from the internal hard drives on both systems, did a factory reset on both, and re-installed the 500GB hard drive that came with my PS4 (no way were they getting the 2TB drive I had installed). I then gathered up all the cable and accessories and broght them to GameStop late this morning. Indeed, the promotion offered an extra $75 per console on the purchase of a new PS4 Pro. In the end, I received $215 for the PS4 and $145 for the Xbox One. Out-of-pocket cost for me? $37.09 including tax. Not bad for a system that normally costs $399.99. The console is now hooked up to the TV and restoring the games I backed up to an external hard drive last night. As I write this, it still has another 5 hours to go. I’ll check out some games on it later this evening after the kids go to bed. I don’t have a 4K TV as of yet, but I can maybe check out to see how things like super sampling can improve the image on my 1080p Plasma screen. This is my third PS4 Pro in 4 years. I bought the first one at launch in 2013, the revised version in 2015, and the Pro now in 2017. The question is what am I going to replace this thing with in 2019?
  45. 1 point
    Almost a year on and I've only just passed 100hrs logged in Planet Coaster. Shameful.
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    Damn it’s good to have this show back. Great setup episode tonight. I love the montage of Eliiott realizing the world in its current state is his fault and how it ties politically into current world events. I’m ready for another amazing season.
  48. 1 point
    Enterprise S3 and S4 were very enjoyable for the most part. S1 /2 had some really good episodes, but a lot of dull ones as well.
  49. 1 point
    That was a great Use of Metallica's One... dayuuuum.
  50. 1 point
    Cappa, congrats on actually reading the thread.
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