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  1. Robert C

    2018 VIDEO GAME CATCH-ALL THREAD

    ME3 felt like it did a better job of handling the combat. Enemies tended to do a better job of flanking you/finding better firing positions. It made the fighting more interesting for me. There were definitely things to like about ME2 combat though, especially after doing Zaeed's and Kasumi's loyalty missions. Those two spamming grenades while Shepard unloads on everything with the Revenant/incendiary rounds/concusive shot quickly equals piles of burning, dead enemies. Biotic slam was all kinds of fun as well, especially in situations where you could use it to space your enemies.
  2. Robert C

    Grand Theft Auto V Talk.

    Got on a little for the first time in a while. Ran into two dots that seemed like they'd just found out about Kurumas. It'd been forever since I saw one of those. They got me once before I realized what was up. Then they tried again and didn't notice that half the street was covered in blinking red dots. They died a bunch after that, and there were a few more blowed up Kurumas . Then I ran into Sir the Huncho. He was going for my $1000 bounty. Poor bastard. He was Fishnuts level bad. Was up 22-0 when he left, and he never came remotely close to getting a kill.
  3. Robert C

    2018 VIDEO GAME CATCH-ALL THREAD

    I'm pretty sure I'm the only person that prefers the combat in ME1 to ME2. I think I'm just biased against cover based shooters. It didn't help that I'd wander into a new area in ME2, spot some low walls, and tell myself "well, time for another fight." ME3 was a big improvement there.
  4. Robert C

    Stupid Crap Baseball Players Say or Do

    It is, on the other hand, quite Chap (mascot of the rich kid high school he attended here in Austin) of him. Being a shithead was very much par for the course with that bunch. Only two ejections I ever saw in four years of HS baseball were from their guys. Second one involved a bat thrown into the stands.
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    Grand Theft Auto V Talk.

    This wouldn't make a bad theme for the Nite Shift. It also probably cements my shitty taste in music
  6. Robert C

    Grand Theft Auto V Talk.

    At a guess, I'd say GTA's online component is more complicated and/or broken. And I fully support melraz on his Eddie Vedder hate. If you let me choose bands to erase from history, Pearl Jam is following Thin Lizzy, Aerosmith and the Smiths out the door.
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    Grand Theft Auto V Talk.

    Not to mention John Prine, Seven Spanish Angels, and the Rodeo Song. And me pissing melraz off by reminding him I saw the Highwaymen live. Twice. And melraz making Stout listen to Devil's Backbone Tavern, including the background story.
  8. Robert C

    Grand Theft Auto V Talk.

    That was a quality night of GTA. The dots were plentiful, and mostly crappy. Only major issue was that one fucker that brought his .88 mag to a beach party. You missed what was probably the best bit. 10 dots, and 3 jets enter the beach, 2 dots walk out. Also, Hotdog knows how to get in there. We, just don't know where there is.
  9. Robert C

    Grand Theft Auto V Talk.

    Poor ol' Andromeda got deleted from my had drive months ago to make room for something. Meanwhile, I spent maybe 10 hours in GTA, almost all with crew.
  10. Robert C

    Grand Theft Auto V Talk.

    There's also a scavenger hunt mission that's been in GTA for quite a while now, where you can unlock a gun in Red Dead. Looking at those special editions, I'm not real fond of the charging for faster leveling.
  11. Robert C

    Grand Theft Auto V Talk.

    Naw, even worse. I'm a hardware designer. Don't get to do endless updates like software.
  12. Robert C

    Grand Theft Auto V Talk.

    At least one of my two jobs ought to be calmed down by then. Just hope I can get some tats that match my prairie dress for the online character.
  13. Robert C

    MLB 2018 - MAY

    Now that you've clued him in to it, we can finally settle the whether it's better to give your money to a coach that just went 6-6 or get left at the alter by damn near everybody.
  14. Robert C

    Grand Theft Auto V Talk.

    Cmon Burke, you know it's not a real shoe pic if you actually remember sending it to me
  15. Robert C

    Grand Theft Auto V Talk.

    I haven't hardly been on at all. It's a case of be careful what you wish for at work. My dirt worst shithead coworker finally left. Unfortunately I got stuck cleaning up his mess on top of my already full time job. I ain't even managed to figure out how much he fucked up yet, much less start fixing it
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    Stuff. Not good. Not bad. Just...stuff.

    Volunteered at an elementary school career fair today. Our employer sent us a bunch of stuff as giveaways, including some little robot kits that the kids are supposed to assemble. I figured I ought to put one together beforehand to give as an example, till I took one look at how small the pieces were and decided I needed a plan B. I had the brilliant plan to take a kit into work, and let the junior engineers loose on it. They had a team of three engineers working on the thing for two and a half hours. By the time I had to head over to the career fair, they still hadn't managed to attach the head or arms of the robot. I'm almost afraid to email em to see if they ever finished.
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    2018 AFL Premiership Thread

    Managed to watch half of Essendon/Geelong last night. Bombers up 44 at the half. Might get to watch the second half tonight or tomorrow. Having watched Essendon several times this year, I figure they're about 50/50 to hang on and win with such a small lead going into the third quarter.
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    That Pet Photos thread

    Weirdly our cats have never really slept with us. Dogs have been a completely different matter. For years our Australian Shepherd and Pit Bull would compete to see who could be a better Daniel Boone cap at night, and our Labrador would sleep on my wife's feet. Stormy nights were especially fun - our Great Pyrenees would get scared and end up sleeping right in the middle of the bed. Damn, I miss those dogs. I'd give just about anything to have to wrestle em for a spot in the bed right about now.
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    So, How's It Going?

    My 3 year old got his first lesson in chiggers this weekend. My wife has the worst case of em I've ever seen. Fuck chiggers.
  20. Robert C

    Grand Theft Auto V Talk.

    He probably just never got the right opportunity to stab you in the neck with a sharpened mango. I think I've only been on once since the Mayor started his sabbatical. Work and life been kickin my ass.
  21. Robert C

    This Weather Sucks

    It'll probably hit a hundred by the end of the week. In mid May. Fuck all of that. Wake me in late October when it finally cools down again.
  22. Robert C

    The Really Swell News Thread

    I've always liked Douglas Adams' take on insurance companies: Trillian: The insurance business is completely screwy now. You know they've reintroduced the death penalty for insurance company directors? Arthur: Really? No I didn't. For what offense? Trillian: What do you mean, offence?
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    The Really Swell News Thread

    I work with a guy who legit claims 13 dependents. He and his wife are both Stanford grads. I figure they're creating an army of evil super geniuses.
  24. Robert C

    Best/Worst Twists in Video Games

    Since I got it last night, I feel like end of Far Cry 5 goes here if you choose to shoot that fucker in the face. The hints were there, but I sure as hell wasn't expecting that. I dunno if it's in the best or worst category, though. The twist to the other ending was very, very predictable.
  25. Robert C

    2018 VIDEO GAME CATCH-ALL THREAD

    My current feeling on Far Cry - Fuck that wing suit, and double fuck Trot Nixon, or whatever that stuntman guy's name is. 10 tries on his challenge, and I didn't make it to the first checkpoint without dying. Best part is I can't figure out give up on it.
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