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  1. 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!
  2. 7 points
    I’ll be contributing on Friday. Thanks to everyone for their donations! LCVG Gold logins will be sent out by months end.
  3. 7 points
    Well...... The outcome to this exchange now has the potential to be more interesting than the movie. Joey?
  4. 6 points
    Needs to be one with Jon Snow saying "I left the cave and the redhead with nice tits for this?" Carlos.
  5. 5 points
    Mindhunter finally returns Aug 16th
  6. 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.
  7. 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!
  8. 4 points
  9. 4 points
    Oops, forgot to update last night. Had a pretty painless time putting everything together this weekend, aided by a 7 hour power outage on Saturday which motivated me to just sit down and plow through the rest of it. It took me a little longer than I thought it would, but maybe I'm a lot more deliberate than I was in my younger years. And that's probably why everything just worked with no issues! Case looks great, it's a little louder than my old one though not by much, understandable with the much more appropriate/substantial fans in this one for the beefy hardware. I would have been fine with no window at all since I really abhor the blinged out builds people do, and yet I kind of like the dark tinted glass. I have it sitting on its side, so if I walk up near it I can see inside on the top and it's cool, just the LED that is inside the AMD cooler/fan on top of the CPU and one on the edge of the video card. It looks really nice and doesn't bleed out into the room! Knocks on the case are probably the same I would have had with any case this size, due to the amount of drives I crammed into it and they are the old 3.5" size. If I wanted to avoid this, I probably would have needed to go with the "full" ATX tower styles, but I made it work. The back panel (now on the bottom) that covers where most of the cable management takes place as well as covers the (only) two 3.5" drive bays, I had to really give it a good shove to get it back on and screwed in, the ends of the SATA cables on the drives made it hard, too. The other two drives + two SSDs...well, I'm not proud of it, but I basically just stacked them neatly in the main bay on top of unused PCI slots, it works fine and the cables are out of the way, this thing isn't going to get stood up or moved and I have no idea what I'd need to put in those slots. The upside is that the four 3.5" drives are 6TB enterprise-level Seagates that a friend that works for A Very Big Computer Company gave me a little while back, they have loads of them in their lab they use for testing that they can't then re-sell or re-use. So I have 24TB of traditional storage, the 1TB ultra-fast PCIe M.2 boot drive, and then I filled the last two slots with 250GB and 120GB SSDs pulled over from the old machine that I'll use for more game installs. I think I am set storage-wise for a very long time, hah, though there is one more M.2 slot I could use if I wanted to add another SSD at some point. Obviously....this thing is fast. I have been re-downloading everything and updating drivers and such, but I gave DOOM a try at 4k at Ultra Detail and it was as smooth as silk. Tried a few older games that are notoriously unoptimized and load times were better and CPU definitely must have been a bottleneck on the old system too, ran much smoother. I hope to give a few newer games a run-through shortly (Wolfenstein: Youngblood was included with the Nvidia, will try that when it releases on Friday) as well as get my Oculus hooked up and messing with super-sampling. I am a very satisfied customer thus far!
  10. 4 points
    Officially arriving on Halloween this year!
  11. 4 points
    They better have the mother-of-all "Previously Ons" at the beginning of this! Carlos.
  12. 4 points
  13. 4 points
    I donated. All in pennies. Good luck counting the change, ya filthy animals!
  14. 4 points
  15. 4 points
  16. 4 points
    Well, I've decided to make a 2019 goal: to have a 4K television by early summer/early October (my birthday). I'll start researching now.
  17. 4 points
    Perfect timing. I just "finished" the main game last night by finding the last Barn Find (the one you get for buying the 10 million credit castle). I mean sure, I didn't get 3 stars in all the Drift zones, and there's still a ton of other activities I can do at any given time, but after 60 hours of play time, I think I can safely say I've gotten my money's worth out of this game.
  18. 4 points
    I say do it. You only live once. If the cost doesn’t break you, then buy it if that’s what you want. No, it probably doesn’t make sense no matter how you justify it, but as someone who owns a Switch that I can’t remember the last time I turned on, sense is very rarely a part of this hobby I have loved for almost 40 years. No, I don’t play nearly enough to justify owning all three consoles these days, but I like knowing I can whenever I want, and that there will not be a game I will ever miss out on if I don’t want to. Now as as someone who will end leaving a very large back log of games I will never finish to his kids when he dies, I will shut up now.
  19. 4 points
  20. 3 points
    There’s just not a single thing that I’m not loving about this game thus far after four hours of play. The gunplay/combat is rock solid and fun (especially as you get new powers), the atmosphere is wonderful, the story is vintage Remedy (i.e. Alan Wake style bonkers) with plenty of noir-esque cheese. The Metroid like level design is well layed out with plenty of exploration options for goodies, too. It’s just glorious, really. I didn’t want to put it down despite having to get up early for work tomorrow which is always the sign of an good game!
  21. 3 points
    This surprise launched a few days ago and is available right now for $9.99. So think Black Mirror: Bandersnatch but way more interactive. It’s an evolution of the FMV game genre (along with stuff like “Her Story”) and having completed it last night - I really enjoyed it! It’ll take you about two hours to finish and offers a number of branching storylines and endings (I’ve gotten two of them). It’s very well acted with quality production values, a really interesting murder mystery/supernatural story and well integrated interactivity. Yes, most of the interactivity is relegated to menial tasks when but considering the history of these games, I was really impressed with how integrated the actions were. It works with a companion app, too which really helps the “feel” of the gameplay though you can play with the Dual Shock as well. At $10, at worst it’s a movie rental except you play it and there’s reasons to replay. Again, I came away really having enjoyed my time with it and recommend it if you have some extra scratch sitting around. We’re a long ways from the days of Night Trap/Sewer Shark.....
  22. 3 points
    Got my GenCon score framed and delivered today. I got to talk to Natalia Rojas, art director for Wingspan, and convinced her to sell me the original art for the Ruby Throated Hummingbird, a powerful and popular bird in the game - It's also on the box spine. It's now hanging in the entryway into the game room. I could get used to having original game art on the walls...
  23. 3 points
    Del Toro’s Hellboy looks to be back on for an October release as it’s appearing at a few US retailers again.
  24. 3 points
    Man, switching jobs in my company feels like the smartest thing I've done in a long time. They were bereft of an experienced Oracle guy, so along with my other duties, I've become the "pro from Dover" on Oracle problems. So far, I've been extremely lucky with my recommendations and have optimized and tuned some database processes into order-of-magnitude improvements. The people here think I'm a freakin' genius! I just hope my luck doesn't run out. I'm loving it. So busy, but not bored, and that's what I was looking for. Carlos. P.S. In case you didn't get the "pro from Dover" reference... (and you definitely should!) nsfw language.... Carlos.
  25. 3 points
    Considered argument can be read and either agreed with or not. But most of what we’re seeing right now is writers in a hurry knowing that there are clicks to be made in talking about any major pop culture trend, and with so many social media accounts in the world you’re guaranteed to say the current number one is racist, transphobic, left wing, right wing, centrist or anything else you need to fit your agenda today. And if you can’t? Well, that’s about a minute’s work to solve.
  26. 3 points
    yeah i totally forgot to update the payment method. Many thanks to everyone who chipped in and to Cameron for making this happen. Payment method has been changed and we are set up properly.
  27. 3 points
    Phantom Hourglass Boy, I really enjoyed this the first time I played it. On the revisit, and with a slew of Zeldas under my belt, it’s hard to feel like this was anything more than a half-assed DS version. Gimmicks everywhere and the content is in service to them. Hey, no Ganon this time out... but the story has an absolutely ‘who gives a shit’ baddie and pulls Tetra out for the game, making her into the typical Zelda role of thing to be saved. Tepid humor, poorly designed characters (maybe an exception for Linebeck, but he’s clearly in the Jack Sparrow vein), and a stapled on story. Naturally for a first party title, too much DS mic and touchscreen and other crap. Stylus controls are really just... why... and the ship pieces being random... ugh. You want a strong ship for the end (allegedly) but you can’t buy them, can get duplicates, and are encouraged to trade which is now bloody impossible. The dungeons are incredibly dull and same-y (no best dungeon award this time around). The repetition of the main dungeon to get sea charts (charts that give you emptier and emptier as you get more of them) didn’t bother me on release, but man is it a slog now that I’m a cranky old dude. Graphics were bad then and are bad now - the DS never did 3D well. The few power ups you get your hands on are okay, but the most fun is definitely the boomerang and being able to trace elaborate paths with the stylus. It’s the most fun version of that item in the series. There’s at least a decent multi-stage boss fight to finish the whole thing off. WiiU emulation is fine, minus the mic. I nearly gave myself an attack trying to do the blowing actions, which has me dreading trying to work Spirit Tracks and the pipes. So of course that’s next... Current Ranking: 1) Wind Waker 2) Link to the Past 3) Ocarina of Time 4) Link’s Awakening 5) Twilight Princess 6) Oracle of Seasons/Ages 7) The Minish Cap 8.) Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link 9) Majora’s Mask 10) The Legend of Zelda 11) Phantom Hourglass
  28. 3 points
    Can only manage a meagre contribution this month but will aim to throw more into the hat throughout the year. We need to get us to the 20th Anniversary (four more years, four more years!).
  29. 3 points
    Good call. You probably don't want to see that shot of Spider-Man cutting Thanos's head off with Stormbreaker. I can't believe that was the first shot of the trailer!
  30. 3 points
  31. 3 points
    Man, you guys are NOT kidding about The Expanse. It's incredible! I'd say you have to give it 4 episodes, and if you're not hooked, it's just not for you. (But you will be hooked) I'm 2 episodes in to season 2. Love the characters, love the sci-fi, the space battle, the political intrigue, the "cop show" aspect. Thanks to all who recommended it. Glad I listened. Carlos.
  32. 3 points
    Firewall Zero Hour is having and free trial weekend coming up for PSPlus members for any of you that were wanting to try it.
  33. 3 points
    Rocket League is now fully cross play across all platforms. Sony has allowed them to open PS4 cross play to Xbox, Switch and PC. https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019-01-14-rocket-league-now-features-full-cross-platform-play-between-ps4-xbox-one-switch-and-pc
  34. 3 points
    Can I rant? I’ll watch Star Trek Beyond ten times over the forgettable rehashed nonsense that was “Into Darkness”. Beyond felt like an expanded episode but at least it was a good episode as opposed to the nonsensical Wrath of Khan ripoff the second movie was. I too enjoyed the original but it’s sequel gets worse with every viewing while the third movie gets more entertaining with its superior character interplay and focus.
  35. 3 points
    If they release an NBA Jam one, I may break.
  36. 3 points
    Spider-man: Into The Spider-verse - Thought this was obscenely entertaining. Ingeniously executed on every level. I’m baffled as to how it even exists. What an absolute delight of a movie.
  37. 3 points
  38. 3 points
    Clue is a damned classic. Still every bit as entertaining and funny as it ever was.
  39. 3 points
    Did some searching on that Google thing all the kids are talking about these days and my controller power on bug is something that seems to date back to 2013 for a number of users. With the console off I held down the X button on the front of the machine for ten seconds to do a master power down. After that, boop boop boop, the controller now powers on the console. Google findings did show the bug resurfaces for many who this solution worked for, however, but we’ll see (for others it didn’t work at all).
  40. 3 points
    It's sooooo good in VR. It's at the same time easier to focus on the board, and way more immersive. I love it. I feel like one of these days I may just put the headset on, turn on theater mode, and just relax, completely blocking out the world. I knew it was hiding in the game somewhere... There's some copyright mention of the theme when the game boots up.
  41. 3 points
    Dims the lights and turns on Barry White?
  42. 2 points
    Unlimited data/minutes/texts as well. But really, check out the cost of a contract watch; when I did the maths it was cheaper to take the watch on contract for two years than buy outright and pay the £5/m
  43. 2 points
    Twitter thread above has some interesting info. Not shown in the video there, but he notes that in the UI demo shown at D23 several movies have bonus features on the streams, from documentaries and deleted scenes to audio commentaries. That’s really interesting. All Disney+ content will apparently be strictly PG-13 and under as I suspected. Unconfirmed but one rep apparently gave the impression that local downloads will include downloading the 4k version.
  44. 2 points
    For us people in Yankland, $4.99, 4 days remaining to grab: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/forza-motorsport-6-complete-add-ons-collection/bs5crfz22rmt?activetab=pivot:overviewtab
  45. 2 points
    Once you change tiers drops should start to go up in rank. You might have to equip anything and everything you find to get better drops. The only time drops didn’t get stronger was when I was near the end of a tier.
  46. 2 points
    You are liking this game out of spite. I always wanted to love this game. Very disappointed that I didn't. I've since played Octopath Traveler and love it. I dunno, some games hit the g-spot. Some do not. Mark apparently has g-spots everywhere.
  47. 2 points
    John at Digital Foundry took a look at the really interesting HDMI mod for the Dreamcast: My Dreamcast’s casing has turned completely yellow. 😫
  48. 2 points
    PITY and The Scary Spots Collection will be free on Kindle starting at midnight tonight. Mary Fox will be going for 99¢ Saturday and Sunday. PITY is my personal horror story, "inspired" by things that happened when I was a kid, and probably why I am as warped as I am today. The Scary Spots Collection is based on the one-time online series that was to follow the ultimately aborted ECHOES: The Dead Land movie. Mary Fox is volume 1 of my reimagining of NextDoor.
  49. 2 points
    Courtesy of Tyrok over at bluray.com.
  50. 2 points
    Just played Astrobot for a little over 3 Hours. Finished the first 2 worlds (of 5). It’s very charming, very clever, beautiful to look at, and fun to play. It’s just not quite wowing me the way I had hoped. Maybe I got my expectations up too high the last few days. Maybe it was a mistake to play Moss right before it. Maybe I was hoping there would be more puzzley moments. I dunno. Maybe I’ll change my mind when all is said and done. This feels a bit like my feelings after finishing the story of Mario Odyssey and then I completely fell in love afterwards. But this game isn’t going to have 400+ robots to find after it’s done.
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