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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. 10 points
    Contributed whatever was left over after my ex-wife's alimony check went out.
  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
    If you can believe it, it's been over 4 years since we last raised any money for the forum. To put it into perspective, the last time we ran a fundraiser, Fifty Shades of Grey and the first Kingsman movie were topping the box office The Order: 1886 and Evolve were just released Age of Ultron was the most current Marvel movie The Walking Dead topped TV ratings Barack Obama was the President of the United States Actually, the last time it was predicted that we'd raise enough get to a point where: At least two of those came true! About a month ago, you probably noticed the great outage of March the 22nd when the forum was down for almost the entire day due to depletion of funds. And then the other outage of Two Days Ago because my slack ass hadn't put up the fundraising post yet 😆 We've gotten to a point with our setup where the features we have are close to everything we need, and the software we now use is stable. Pretty much all we need coverage for is hosting. I'm also working on getting those costs lowered a bit to $45 a month. Think we can pre-pay keeping the lights on for at least another 2 years? If so, that'd put our goal close to an even $1000. Last time, 23 of us stepped up to contribute. If you can, consider contributing a month! But really, anything and everything helps. We can even take payments directly within the forum now! This month starts our 16th year together here on LCVG. So here's to many more, with discussions on PlayStation 5, Xbox Next, and everything else in between. To donate, click the Donation Goal Progress Bar at the bottom of this thread!
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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 😦
  10. 8 points
    I'm going to a Triple Feature of the John Wick movies tomorrow at the Alamo. I can hardly wait!
  11. 8 points
    I was gonna try to book tickets despite my wife + kids being lukewarm on it after their irrational dislike of the first film, but I came into work to find out our office manager booked us a private screening for the Friday, so I'm good
  12. 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:
  13. 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)
  14. 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...
  15. 7 points
    Started a new job almost a year ago still doing software development, I am the lead mobile dev for a three year-old startup based out of Seattle area. I handle both the iOS and Android versions of our end-user app. We have a small office in the Bay Area, too, but I'm the only person that is truly remote. I thoroughly love all of the people I work with, I get to travel out to Seattle every few months where my best friend lives, and occasionally to SF as well. At the same time, if you've followed my other thread, I own a couple of beer bars (our second one opened a few weeks ago) which are hopefully my long-term plan. I love my day job, and also after 20+ years in the dev world, I look forward to the day when I write my last line of code. I could probably eek by on the income from the first bar (and my wife's job) and quit my day job in theory, but I'm just not ready to do that yet.
  16. 7 points
    I’ll be contributing on Friday. Thanks to everyone for their donations! LCVG Gold logins will be sent out by months end.
  17. 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! 😀
  18. 7 points
    Well...... The outcome to this exchange now has the potential to be more interesting than the movie. Joey?
  19. 7 points
  20. 7 points
    Dramatic recreation of Phil's theater exit:
  21. 6 points
    John Wick 3 is fabulously absurd.
  22. 6 points
    All setup. No issues other than me not plugging in the power connection inside the cabinet deep enough. I had a minor heart attack thinking the thing was dead but with some minor troubleshooting, all was well. Played all three games with a buddy of mine and had a blast! My only complaint is I wish I could turn down the brightness on the LCD just a smidge.
  23. 6 points
    I've been managing technical teams for the better part of 15 years now and I enjoy it. I can't say I love it but there are worst careers. I enjoy managing and mentoring people. With that having been said though, I officially accepted a new position in my company doing Salesforce administration today. It's an opportunity that presented itself seemingly out of nowhere but the woman in charge of the IT group is going on maternity leave and we've been without any CRM administrators for the better part of 3 months now due to regular attrition. I have had some experience with it in the past and she gave me administrator rights and I've been functioning in that role as a side job to my regular day job helping her out. She loved the work I did to the point where she aggressively headhunted me and officially sent over a job offer through my HR rep for a significant amount of money and senior analyst title that I could not say no to. It helps that I really enjoyed the hell out of the work itself, too. So I'm a little scared but super excited. Scared because its a whole new world but excited for the challenge and to get my feet wet in the world of Salesforce which is a highly marketable skill that will allow me to branch out from what I've been doing for a very long time.
  24. 6 points
    Got the decals put on today. And the riser is technically backwards. The Arcade 1up emblem on the front is huge and would have been peaking out behind the MK 2 logo. I decided to just turn it around since there was no functional or real cosmetic difference.
  25. 6 points
    Feel free to send her the link as well.
  26. 6 points
    After Capcom's arcade stick announcement, the PS5 design has leaked... (Credit to BumbleChump over at Resetera who created this)
  27. 6 points
    Aquaman is a waste of your precious time. Avoid at all cost (recognizing my warning is too late to save you all).
  28. 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!
  29. 6 points
    A reasonable attempt at the beginning of Wish You Were Here. Carlos.
  30. 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.
  31. 6 points
  32. 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.
  33. 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 😄
  34. 6 points
  35. 6 points
    That motleyfool article is completely devoid of insight, original opinion, or value.
  36. 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....
  37. 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!
  38. 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.
  39. 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
  40. 6 points
    It is official, expanse saved by amazon . Deal for S4 was completed last night.
  41. 5 points
    Man, it almost here!
  42. 5 points
  43. 5 points
    I'm wondering this, too. And is this for LCVG or the Keith-free site we rolled out last year?
  44. 5 points
    Well, fellas, it looks like I’m officially in the Spider-Man Platinum Club! (This is my third Platinum trophy—the other two being Sly Cooper and the Theivius Raccoonus and Jak & Daxter: The Precursor Legacy.) Feels good.
  45. 5 points
    Spider-Dan, Spider-Dan, does whatever to platinum, man... Replays shit, beats up thugs, probably drinks marmite from his mugs... Etc
  46. 5 points
    I ended up getting the refurb. Traded in some stuff and it only ended up costing me $40. It is a V2 headset. Also came with a 1yr warranty so it was too good of an offer to pass up. Played some demos and did a few races in Wipeout. Didn't have any issues thankfully with sickness. I'll probably check out some 3D movies later tonight.
  47. 5 points
    Full December Game Pass lineup. Hot damn, there's good games here. And Pro Evo.
  48. 5 points
    BOY(s)!.... I got the platinum. Even deferring to easy for that Valkyrie queen was punishing. I actually got her down to a quarter of her final bar of life on my third try only for her to unleash one of those blinding attacks which finished me off. I tried again, and again, and again for almost an hour last night then called it quits. Several more attempts before I went out early this morning finally concluded with a victory. We were both within an inch of our lives but I just pulled it off at the last second. I took Kratos and Atreus home for the little bonus ending. Glad I had read about that or I'd have missed it. Time to turn my attentions back to the Xbox now until Smash Bros, and I've got Spidey waiting on the PS4 to play through over the Christmas period.
  49. 5 points
    Blanchett in Thor Raganarok is at a whole other level for prime admiration of her beauty.
  50. 5 points
    Old thread but, nowhere else seemed appropriate for this post... The wife got me a new Nespresso machine today. It’s the Expert Series with the separate milk frother: https://www.nespresso.com/uk/en/order/machines/original/magimix-expert-anthracite-grey Anyway, it’s pretty awesome Any Nespresso machine is pretty solid for a single shot coffee but, this one has Bluetooth to set a coffee or change settings on the machine, you can que up a coffee to brew at a set time and it makes a damn good Lungo and Americano with custom coffee and water volumes for each type. Very nice and the milk frother has settings for different milk-foam densities which is something I never thought I’d use but, was pretty cool to have when I did try it. The wife got it through Nespresso themselves on a monthly payment scheme and, the monthly payment amount is credited back to our account for coffee pods each month so it affectively doesn’t cost me anything (we spend about £30 per month on Nespresso pods now and this one costs £35 per month). Never owned a coffee machine like this but it’s almost like a mobile phone contract so that was kinda cool to have as an option too.
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