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Gaming / Warhammer 40,000
« on: April 11, 2019, 11:12:44 PM »
This both belongs in gaming, and creation station, since it's both a game, and a craft.

Anyone know 40k, or play, or dabble, or know what the hell it is?

I've been interested for the past...decade? Bought a starter box long ago, realized it was way over my head and gave the thing away to a friend. Few months ago that same friend was telling me he's into it, and a few other mutual friends are into it, so why not, I bought a few boxes...two months later...



...not much progress, currently stripping my 8 genestealers because I found I liked hive fleet tiamet color scheme (in picture). I have a lot to learn/do/buy before I can even play a normal game of 40k. Before I even made my first purchase, I knew I would go slow, else, why bother. It's expensive and time consuming, and I need a ton of stuff. But it's cool, 40k universe is REALLY cool (pretty much the ultimate dystopian universe, nobody is good, everybody is bad, and everybody wants everybody else dead), and it's a non gaming, non computer thing I can do that gets me to assemble and paint and whatnot.

Going with a tyranid army, the lore is great, and the big monsterous creatures are cool enough to make me want to collect said faction. Being a swarm army, that one guy in the picture which took me nearly an hour to get that crude result...I know I'm going to need 60 of em...I have 12, and that one is the only one painted so far...and...

IT AINT EVEN DONE, I need to color the gun (maybe purple), need to get the eyes and the gun eye done (probably yellow) ontop of...maybe a black wash? I know I'm missing a few steps that make a model pop, so whatever that is, I'll have to get it sorted. Once I know all what I'm doing, I'll get a list down of what all steps I need to do, and I'll do the remaining 11 I have assembly line style one step for all 11, then the next, till they're done...then my 8 genestealers after...

...then buy more stuff, assemble more stuff, paint more stuff, as is warhammer.

Will probably update whenever I get my current batch of assembled and primed models painted (20 in total). I put a restriction on buying any more stuff until I paint those, as to reduce a painting backlog, why buy what I cant even work on yet.

Anyone else here remotely interested in the hobby? If any of y'all know how to paint, I haven't picked up a paint brush in 20 years and it shows, I need a few pointers.

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Computing / Getting something to compute with
« on: February 26, 2019, 10:55:49 PM »
Kinda been off the desktop due to back pain reasons, would like to get back into things. Looking into both a laptop, and later ( probably after I get the money for a new hdtv In the later future) a living room desktop set up.

Been procrastinating learning how to code too long, when I get a machine, I'll get to work.

Doing some basic looking this might be promising. Really don't want to spend $800+ so any feedback would be nice.

Obviously I'd like to play games, but I ain't really a AAA gamer, most of my gaming is console. PC side would be for those PC only things like wow classic, and...? Probably the Warcraft 3 remaster.

Having a portable machine I can just open in my recliner would drastically get me to learn coding, and I think it's a solid reason to look at that over a desktop for right now.
I'm aware it's not optimal, but my new place is the living room in a nice back friendly recliner, not a computer room desk.


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Gaming / 2019 games back-log
« on: January 15, 2019, 04:43:04 PM »
1. Front Mission 4



I'm back at it, I honestly don't know if I'm going to go nuts like last year, but I think being off my pc in general kinda focuses playing games in my free time over...fucking around on an internet browser on my pc. Both unproductive, but at least with one I can beat games over...doing absolutely nothing. These posts are probably more for me than anything, because I don't have a blog (which I should probably do that, so I'm not spamming) I like looking back at the year to see what I got done.

Game itself, I purchased shortly after release in 2004, I know I got it before world of warcraft came out, and it's been one of those off and on games I'd get 1/3 through, quit, start over a few years later, 1/3 through, ect. I have a few of these games, last year earthbound was one of those games, and the year before that mario rpg was another. It feels REALLY good to get those types of games off the backlog. There's a finite amount of them, and it's only a matter of thinking back to remember which games I have left.

It's ok, really slow pace is primary reason I never finished it, as is the difficulty of the game if you don't have a grasp of the mechanics. Not super hard if you do have a grasp of the systems, but pretty hard if you don't. Armored core, with a turn based rpg battle system, it's neat. Think disgaea with customizable mechs, less ally units on the field, BIGGER LONGER MAPS, no magic, slower gameplay, and leveling doesn't really do anything other than make ep grinding (think skill points to improve your characters) harder.  Ohh and it's the only game I know of with a split story line, probably the most unique feature of this game. You play two casts of characters, one in Europe, one in Venezuela, seperate mech equipment, seperate characters, seperate storylines (which connect late), seperate money, and the game alternates between the two. You'll do a few missions in europe, then go to south america for a few, then back to europe, and it alternates throughout the entire game, and absolutely no gear/levels/money carry over between the two at all. Venezuela will give you more side units to play with on certain missions, and europe has access to radio air strikes and supply drops, so each side will play a little different. It's different, not bad, not good, but unique.

ACTUALLY FINISHED IT THIS TIME, OFF THE LIST, NEXT GAME.

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Gaming / 10 games for 2018
« on: August 22, 2018, 10:40:54 PM »
Not too entirely sure this is thread worthy, but maybe it'll start a small conversation or two?

Think I made a comment or two about wanting to beat 10 games I never beat before in 2018. Started a list back in November of 2017, and a few months into 2018 realized while having not been following said list, been doing progress enough into new games and some backlog games as well. Figured I'd use this is a place to keep track. I normally beat like 1-3 new games in a year, IF that, and it was hitting me I was getting a lot done, so I'm just going to truck along and finish this arbitrary goal.

List is in order of completion this year.

1- earthbound
2- monster hunter world
3- smt nocturne
4- smt 4
5- south park fractured but whole
6- xcom terror from the deep
7- persona 5
8- deus ex mankind divided

Thing is I work 50 hours now, so I have less time to use for entertainment, but im so close, and there's plenty of time left in the year. I pre ordered Dragon Quest XI, and that's a long fucker, so I want to finish something hopefully fun, short, and something I already own.

Was thinking Halo 2, or since I finished mankind divided recently(good game, but kind of mediocre Deus Ex game not really worth making a post about), Deus Ex Invisible War....then at work I remembered Halo Wars existed, and I bought it on steam around last Christmas. 15 mission pc port of a console RTS, I think I can do that in two weeks before dragon quest comes out.

Not sure I'll do another thing like this next year, but it's been fun. I usually go months between games, but it's been bam bam bam this year, and I've been enjoying it a lot. After I finish this personal quest, I might get back into multiplayer things like fightans/rts again. Till then, let's see how this Halo Wars is.

*edit*

Uninstalled Halo Wars soooooooooo fucking fast.

Mission 4 can suck my big fat dickkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

Hey let's put a defend for x minutes mission early in the game, and it's harder than anything in starcraft/2 or warcraft 3 put together!

NOPE!

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Oooo new content...so...what do I have to share?

Y'all know I'm a big hip hop head, and psytrance is tight...so...breakin the mold, not going to be predictable.

...Then I started looking at stuff and I couldn't not post this. It's one of my favorites. Anyway, getting accurate genres might be difficult since not every piece of music can cleanly fit into a box.

So when I talk music with randos on various parts of the internet, and I'm being a suave asshole claming to have good taste, I usually post this track, and they usually agree with me.

I hope you fellows feel the same.



'lil bit of jazz, some r&b feels, some sick piano, always gets me in a good mood


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Gaming / Shin Megami Tensei
« on: March 26, 2018, 08:52:35 PM »
Ever since Persona 5 hit last year, and I bought it and "cough" never played it "cough" I got back into Persona 4 and actually beat it. That game(p4) ended up being one of my favorite jrpgs, and the more I think about it, favorite games in general, from that one playthrough.

So Persona 5 still sitting on the shelf...it still has me thinking, I aughta play it...after...maybe I beat a real megaten game.

I'm not a guy who goes out of my way to play games because they are HARD FOR TRUE GAMERS, but yknow contra is one of my favorite all time games and that has a reputation, I beat dark souls which was amazing...not because it was hard but because it was amazing, and persona 4 is probably the hardest jrpg I've personally beaten...and all I hear is it's amongst the easiest games under the megaten umbrella.

Pretense out of the way, I hear this game (Nocturne) is nasty brutal and unfair, yet at the same time really really good. I'm not seeking it out because it's hard (im playing on normal, im not a nutter who'd play on hard), but for western releases it's the first smt game, it's cheap on ps2 when I bought it, and the setting is cool. It's a really refreshing setting, and I kinda want more...which I guess we're getting with the strange journey remake, and smt5 will be on the switch in the future.

Having a game where the start is everybody on earth dies, and they actually play through with that, that's cool. It's not like fallout where there's pockets of people barely eeking out a living, everybody is dead, and it's just demons and ghosts and shit.

So I've played roughly 8 or so hours in the past week, going slow in-between doing boring adult obligatory stuff, but it's fun so far. I just beat matador, who is like the first fuck you road block part of the game, knowing this, I prepared a lot beforehand and managed to get him first try. The kicker is, matador has a reputation for being hard, but the game after matador? IT DONT GET EASIER! Any fucking random battle can kill you, the tables can turn and the planets can align in such a way where you just die from a normal low leveled encounter. Not to mention they don't hold your hand, beat matador with a sliver of life left...uhhh you're still where you encountered him, in a place with moderate/hard random battles, far enough away from the save point to kill you before you're off to safety. It's a cool while at the same time kinda frustrating tension you don't get in the standard final fantasy fare I'm used to. Ohh and healing that usually comes to you free in a lot of games now? yeah that costs money, demon dies? even more money, you die? GAME OVERRERERRRRrrrr....and the healing place is usually a random battle or two by the save place...so...bad luck can happen if you choose to take one over the other...enemy ambush + crit...yeah...

I've been interested in exploring more non square jrpgs, and atlus is doing me well so far. Anyone hear of/play nocturne? Or other smt games I've yet to play? Looking into smt4/4a at a later date if I can manage to beat this one. Playing on ps2, legit with a real copy of the game of course, no emulation, no ps3 digital version (don't own a ps3 so no access to the superior ps3 store)




*edit*

Thread renamed since I'll be playing a good few of these games. I'm hooked.

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Gaming / Monster Hunter
« on: February 04, 2018, 07:16:18 PM »


8:30

I was enjoying street fighter 5 arcade edition then this hit...other than catching the hell bug that has America sick aint nothing stopping me from playing this bitch

video crack


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Random Chat / Drive'n Ramble?
« on: January 06, 2018, 06:47:44 PM »
I was coming home from work and decided, fuck it, im gonna talk to the internets.

&feature=youtu.be

thoughts?

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Random Chat / Merry Christmas 'err'body
« on: December 25, 2017, 04:39:13 PM »
Y'alls have a happy safe holliday season. I'm going to kick it back at my house with this fancy ottoman the misses got me, and...this fantastic gift set. I am truly a lucky man. It also comes with a bung (tee hee) from one of the barrels they tapped for KBS. Couldn't be happier right now.



As I get older it's not really the gifts, but kicking back, not working, and enjoying yourself preferably with whomever people you enjoy. So I think I'm going to pop open me this CBS, and enjoy some Super Turbo, and do the whole couch cuddling thing while digging into some ps4 Stardew Valley. She's been nagging me for ages to play the game (and I'm the one who bought it for her last Christmas...) and it's finally time to get around to that.


Unrelated rap that just makes me feel good.

Keep it positive y'all!

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Gaming / Fighting EX Layer (Beta)
« on: December 12, 2017, 02:26:12 AM »


This thing hit today, didn't really know what to think about it since it started out as an april fools joke earlier this year.

None of y'all follow fightans so this is probably the first you've seen of this particular title. But this is made by Arika, the people who did the Street Fighter EX games. They are the reason Capcom can't put skullomania in Street Fighter because they own the rights to that character. So, now they have their own title, using from what I see, all of the Arika owned characters from the Street Fighter EX games.

Now I'm not that good, and you don't need to be good, or win, to have fun in a fighting game (the video is me mostly losing). And even with that, this game is a blast. I haven't had this much fun playing a fighting game in literal years. The last time was probably some random session I had back when ultra sf4 was relevant, and that's no joke. Tekken 7 is fantastic, but why do modern fighting games force me to spend 40% of my damn time waiting in between matches because of load times or finding opponents, when I'd rather just be rematching the same guy over and over and getting my grind on.

I thought I was going to mess around for a few minutes with a few characters, think "well that's alright" and go about my day, then like 4 hours went by and I didn't realize it. It may look rough around the edges, and it does feel like an old game, but it feels like an old game in all the right ways. Looking forward to the final product whenever that may be.

Check it out y'all.

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Random Chat / This deserves to be in the retred section
« on: November 04, 2017, 07:00:54 AM »
I have over  13 beers in my system, I lost count.

But like, you may have had a day where something went wrong, and it didn't matter how much alcohol or drug you have had even if it could be fatal.

You get a guy right, and you'd worked with him for 8 years and HES GONE

FIRED

DONE

then you find out why, and you cant even be mad because its legit

felony even, legit

The fuck, I don't even know what to do other than crack open beer #14 because the end of the day I still have to replace the fucker at work tomorrow, whats it matter if I'm hung over.

I try so hard to be a rock, a stone, contain and restrain my emotions, but goddann if it's hard in recent times. Life can be difficult, and I find no option other than to attempt suicide via alcohol some days, only to wake up the next day knowing I have failed.  It's the harsh truth drunk me wishes to tell sober me, but sober me doesn't want to even acknowledge it's existence.

Badddd dayyyy, no way around it, and few people to vent to.

I am aware this content isn't relevant but I doubt it's sane to do what I am doing to my body at this timeeeeeeeeeeeee

Only so much one mortal man can do

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Random Chat / I Moved!
« on: November 02, 2017, 02:09:40 AM »
It's 2am, and I'm in a house, barely got the tv and pc hooked up, bed put together, boxes everywhere, still a lot to do.

But I did it, never figured my first place would be a 2 bedroom house though. Me and the girlfriend aren't rich, I mean we are RENTING not owning...but still come January, the rent for this place will be cheaper than 2 bedroom apartments in this area.

Leasing till June then going month to month after that (which sounds like best case scenereo for me, I'd like to move out of town so that gives me flexibility).



I am the type of person who takes a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG time to go from I SHOULD DO THIS (4 years later) I STILL NEED TO DO THAT THING. So going from getting my car paid off a few months ago, to seeing this place a few weeks ago, to making this post from my computer in my new computer room in my house, maybe I am finally starting to adult. Although having very little spending money will be an adjustment, again, me and the partner don't earn much even working full time. Still, shouldn't be too bad, most of it was junk food which I really need to cut back on, and this will enforce that.

Enjoying the everliving fuck out of this expensive founders KBS (vintage 2016) because I had 4 of those fuckers in the fridge waiting for the proper time to drink them, and I think I can start polishing off those bad boys now.

May or may not update when the place is done being set up. Much work to do and my next day off is Monday, so it'll wait.

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Random Chat / Body Modifications
« on: October 07, 2017, 09:36:02 AM »
Here's an interesting topic from one such as myself. I figured I'd make this topic because I'd been considering getting something done, but I'm going to need a bit more time and research into it before I take the plunge.

I have no piercings (anymore) or tattoos, nor do I ever intend on getting them. Always been a fan of those things but just not on me, girlfriend has a pierced tongue and some tats, which is cool but I still personally don't want any part in that for myself.

However for whatever reason, I want one of these, and the past week (believe me I'm going to mull over it for months before I make a decision) it's been on my mind constantly.



Split tongue anyone? Doing reading on the subject and despite being a fairly extreme mod, it's not noticeable at all (unless you want it to be) and it's apparently a really common mod so the procedure is (again from the week of reading ive been doing) pretty safe and fast (20 minutes is the ballpark), and most people say there is little to absolutely no pain during the procedure, with the 2-4 weeks of healing and pain seems to be the only drawback.

So I figured I'd make a general topic and maybe anyone here has experience with other people who've had it done or something. Any input is good input, gotta weigh the good with the bad. Maybe talk myself out of it, could be a midlife crisis thing happening over here, lol.

*edit*

(I will add while as of this time, I want this done, the thought of the procedure is SCAREY AS HELL and I cant even watch videos of it being done. I'll need beta blockers or drugs or something if I get all the stuff needed to facilitate this being done because if watching it is too cringey, immagine your tongue being sliced down the middle with a scalpel...yep...nope...but...at the same time...I WANT ITTTTTTTTT, I feel like a damn child again)

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Gaming / Marvel vs Capcom Infinite
« on: September 22, 2017, 01:44:24 AM »
This topic probably won't go anywhere because this place (and most places) just aren't into the genre. But, despite my better judgement, and capcom burning me twice in the past "cough" street fighter x tekken and street fighter 5 "cough", I BOUGHT IT ANYWAY BECAUSE IM A CAPCUCK.

This post shouldn't be too long because I haven't had the time to invest too much into it, so here's my initial impressions.

THE GAME LOOKS AWFUL. seriously, marvel vs capcom 3 looked great, the character models in that game still look great today(I may argue some characters look better than even sf5, which I think has pretty good looking characters), and they look 1000 times better than what infinite has to offer. Do not buy this game to be impressed by graphics, besides a (small) handfull of characters, they look flatout BAD. HERE IS AN EXAMPLE!



OK they did fix her face to...



but cmon this was marvel 3, YEEEEEEEAAAAAAAARRRRRRRSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS AGO



So the game looks like ass, and im not even a graphics snob (you can tell from mass effect andromeda). But we as people who enjoy games, do not play a game for looks, that's what movies are for, we play them for the gameplay.

The game is fun. Ignoring Tekken because another companies game wouldn't be fair, not to mention comparing a 3d namco fighting game to a capcom vs series game is just apples to oranges. The freedom you get from marvel is still intact. It isn't like street fighter 5 where you're locked down to specific paths. OHH WITH ALEX YOU CAN ONLY DO A LIGHT FLASH CHOP AFTER A STANDING MEDIUM PUNCH AND THATS IT~! NOTHING MORE NOTHING LESS

So I don't have a team yet but i'm playing around with firebrand, ghostrider, haggar, frank west, doctor strange, and im open to more. It's really fun seeing what's possible and what synergy characters can have with eachother. The sense of exploration like if I do this thing with ghostrider, then tag firebrand, can I do this other thing? Well you probably can, and it feels like you have a ton of options at your disposal.

Day 3 verdict

GRAPHICS BAD, GAMEPLAY GUD

WORTH PURCHASE

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Random Chat / BEER
« on: August 27, 2017, 11:34:22 PM »
I DUB THIS TOPIC BEER AND THIS IS MY CART YESTERDAY



THEN I GOT MORE BEER AND FILLED THE FRIDGE



I GOT BEER FROM POLAND RUSSIA GERMANY ENGLAND JAMAICA BELGIUM JAPAN AND PROBABLY MORE

I LOVE HORROCKS IT IS LOVE AND LIFE AND STORE!



THIS IS ME AT HORROCKS DRINKING BEER AND FILLING UP THAT CART, I LOOK HAPPY BECAUSE I AM

/caps

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