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Couch PODtatoe 6: Successful Sexism

Published on July 27, 2014 by in Podcast, Podtatoe, sexism

Welcome back yall to another exciting adventures for PODTATOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. This week the oh so loveable DOONE joined us once more for an exploration of the DIGITAL.. DIGITAL…digital .. FRONTIER. A time where we explore the culture of gaming. For this weeks discussion we delved into the subject of Successful Sexism and yes, that does sound […]

 
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Ritual of the Rant

Published on July 27, 2014 by in Personal, Ramblings, rant

As most of my rants go, the last was just as confrontational and of course just as inadequate at really exploring the depth of my concerns and that of opinions. Going on longer tends to make those posts a wee too long and bordering on unreadable…well, more so than usual. The other part is that […]

 
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Everquest 2: Benedicta and Valhakar Reach 95

Published on July 27, 2014 by in eq2, everquest 2, F2P, SOE

I am writing this on the phone to see how viable blogging while at SOELive next week.  So if there are typos forgive me and I will correct them tomorrow morning. This afternoon Benedicta and Valhakar reached max level, currently level 95, for the…

 
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BETA: Look at Me

Compelling visuals.Yesterday evening I had a really interesting couple of hours guesting as a voice on Group Quest. One of the subjects we discussed was the ‘new’ Warcraft logo that has been ‘designed’ as an accompaniment for the movie (a trailer …

 
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Re-Opening The Rift

“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”
-Douglas Adams

  Well it has been about 2 years since I really did anything in Rift. I heard a new expansion was in the works so, I decided to look at the game again. Part of the reason for this decision  was I found the other MMO’s I played (in that time) were lacking certain features I craved. One of the reasons I left was that I did not really like the Storm Legion Expansion.

  This week I took the plunge and resubbed. First action was to check out the Guild to see what was happening. Well, I am the only one left of the 300 character roster. This is good and bad. The good is, that the Guild bank is still full of stuff. I do not know how much of these items are of any value. I guess the marketplace will decide. If nothing has any marketplace value the NPC merchants will be getting a boat load of stuff. The bad, is that I am now the Guild leader. Do I shut the Guild down for good or keep it open just in case other players decide to return for the expansion? Time will tell.

  The best part of the last week was jumping on the PTS to see some of the upcoming changes to Rift.
The best one I have seen so far is the new and improved Auction House. The added statistics and sales features will make life , for any serious auction player, a lot easier. Trion decided to add these features rather that have Addon makers create it.

 Built in previous market performance graph
 New Commodity style buy/sell tabs
 Refined search parameters
 Class based search for gear
 An ability to buy a portion of a stack
A buyout search (hide bids) based on price

  Now I just have to figure out new builds and macros for all my characters…ugh!

 
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Steed of the Wedmath Celebration

Supergirl rides the Steed of Wedmath Celebration

Happy Summer Festival! 

Yes indeed; Summer Festival 2014 is underway this week and will last until August 8. You can get the lowdown on all things festival at CSTM; guide is at this link (CSTM: lot…

 
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Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice Teaser Trailer

As with every year at Comic-Con there are always some surprises.  Of course you’ve already seen the teaser images and costumes but this year during the Warner Bros. presentation Zack Snyder decided to show up and give fans what could be the biggest tease we’ve seen so far. He gives a quick introduction saying he was […]

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Buyer’s Remorse #37 – Nesturbation

Published on July 27, 2014 by in Uncategorized

Welcome back my 8-bit brothers and sisters! So much for a game collecting famine! I went a little insane on game shopping this week and have been buried under an avalanche of new things to alphabetize and put on the shelf without playing. I’ve bee…

 
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Unreal Tournament 2014

Published on July 27, 2014 by in Uncategorized

A few months ago Epic games announced they’d started working on Unreal Tournament 2014 as a free to play, moddable first person shooter developed with players.Then a couple days ago they released a video segment talking about the direction th…

 
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Couch Podtatoes Episode 6: Successful Sexism

Welcome to another episode of your new favorite podcast! It’s been a month since we’ve had Doone on our show, and it’s time for another “Doone’s Digital Frontier” segment. This time around, Doone wanted to talk about Sexism — done right. This means that the author acknowledges the content created has sexist content, but is […]

 
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WildStar: Avenging, assemble!

Published on July 26, 2014 by in WildStar

Last night I… flame-jet dropped?  Pyro-dropped?  I don’t know what the term is for “jumping out of an aircraft with a jetpack to slow your fall” is in the game, but that’s what I did.  The Exile spy organization was … Continue reading

 
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Fixing Nul

Published on July 26, 2014 by in General

Just a couple quick links to an excellent series of articles on “fixing” null sec sov.http://www.endie.net/wordpress/2014/07/the-most-unpopular-statement-in-todays-eve/http://www.endie.net/wordpress/2014/07/192/Well worth reading. I agree with pretty …

 
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Fiddling with filters

Since reaching level 50 and completing the main story quest I’m been taking a little away from questing in Elder Scrolls Online. I’ve used the opportunity to take a quite a few screenshots in the areas I’ve completed recently I wondered about adding effects to the images to see what I could produce. There are […]

 
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BETA :: Here You Come Again

Deliberately Spoiler Free.The great big Reset button got pressed (finally) yesterday evening and we’re in Build 18594, which means for those of us in Europe still unable to copy characters that I got myself yet another Hunter off the shelf and went to …

 
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BETA :: Here You Come Again

Deliberately Spoiler Free.The great big Reset button got pressed (finally) yesterday evening and we’re in Build 18594, which means for those of us in Europe still unable to copy characters that I got myself yet another Hunter off the shelf and went to …

 
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Big Trouble in Little Azeroth

Bet you thought this was going to be about something else eh?  Nope!  Not this time.  It’s about my lonely guild of about 5 players that finally managed to level our guild to 25.  It only took about seven months, which is of course …

 
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Exploring the Big Black: Amazing fan-made Elite Dangerous video

Wow on a stick… this game really is amazing…

 
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Buyer’s Remorse #36 – Beast Man 64

Published on July 26, 2014 by in Uncategorized
After the last episode of Two Crude Dudes when I had no new pickups to share during our “What did you buy” segment at first I thought no that wasn’t possible I must of bought something and just forgotten about it. I checked my Instagram, the Photo Roll on my phone and still nothing. I checked my game room thinking I must have put a few down on a shelf to be filed but alas I really hadn’t picked up anything.
I told Tyson I really needed to pickup some games…..preferably something that I actually wanted or needed, that being said if we would have got to the end of the night and I still hadn’t found anything I probably would have walked away with some piece of crap game. It would have been the perfect opportunity to add Superman 64 to my collection.
 
I ended up taking the day off work partially so I could watch the World Cup and spend some time with my son. But I also knew it would give me and Tyson the opportunity to get a couple extra hours of running around in which could have ended up being crucial in finding some games to buy. Saying we did have the extra time we started at a few places that we don’t frequent as often but walked away empty handed until we got to our usual run of stores.
First thing I spotted was New Super Luigi U on the Wii U. The game isn’t very expensive to begin with but like every other 1stparty title it doesn’t really drop in price at the retail stores. Plus if someone trades it in to EB Games they just sell used for 50 cents less than they’re retail price. Anyways I knew that grabbing this one for a really good price might be difficult but in the end it ran me less than $20 so I’m happy with that. With it I also picked up Theatrythem Final Fantasy on 3DS. I’d played the demo of this one and let’s face it the worlds “Final” and “Fantasy” are in the title like I’m not interested. This one was in the case and the price tag wasn’t visible. I had a dollar figure in mind of what I would what to spend on it max so when the employee told me the price I thought about it for a moment and decided that I probably couldn’t talk her down far enough to get to my range so I said I’d pass. Immediately she throws me another figure… I looked at Tyson and thought well it’s still a bit more than I want to but before I could even answer she dropped it a few more dollars and just outside of the range I had in mind. It would have been wrong to pass it up at that point and picked it up as well.
Now neither of these two titles are retro which is what I was really craving when we began the hunt that day. But it felt good to knock of a couple more current wants especially after not having found anything for awhile.
That being said there was almost a primal urge that needed to be quenched in my game buying soul. It was of course to find some NES titles that I needed which as I’ve mentioned countless times this year that it’s easier said then done… or at least finding them at an acceptable price. I would have been happy with even one new title if possible, just something that could help me inch towards the magic 600. I ended up nailing three off the list. Of course compared to what I should have got these games for the prices were the drizzling shits. But the deal was better to purchase multiples as it usually is.

What it feels like shopping at a retail store

Fast forward a couple weeks and I made a small trip out to a few thrift stores this past weekend on my own. The wife was out of town and Tyson was busy so I didn’t make a huge tour of the city just 3 or 4 stops to scratch the itch. With the amount of original X-box that we’ve been playing lately I was checking the piles of cheap X-box games a little closer than I normally do. There was nothing stellar but picked up a couple racing games from series that I enjoy. On my way out I saw an MLS game for PS2 that I didn’t recall having seen in a long time. I thought it could be a good find and figured at the very worst I would have another soccer game to play. Turns out it’s not really worth anything but I saved a few bucks. It was in extremely nice shape which also helped my decision; it looked like it had been played once or twice and then put on a shelf for years.
Aside from that my next couple stops were mostly the usual sports and budget titles that you see over and over at these places. My last stop redeemed the entire trip. Now I’d like to tell you I found some ultimate score but that wasn’t the case. But I came across about 12 boxed Intellivision games. In the end I only needed 4 of them but it was nice to come across a few new ones that I needed. Typically when it comes to Intellivision I see the same titles boxed. It’s the only system that I won’t buy loose carts for. Again wasn’t a crazy deal I’ve never paid more than $3.50 for a boxed Intellivision game as they are relatively plentiful but whenever you come across something unexpected like that it’s always a nice treat. Not to mention the particular thrift store that I was at has become notoriously bad for over pricing anything video game related. A lot of times I just end up there as a habit versus actually thinking I’ll find something.
I think that wraps it all up. It was nice to get a couple hunting trips in since our last episode and while the finds weren’t that juicy I was still able to walk away with a few things that I’m really happy to have in my collection. Thanks for the continued support and please check out the plethora of links below.




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