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by PetMiceRnice
Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:03 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 736
Views: 118975

Re: Diablo III

From time to time, I do dig out my copies of Diablo 1 and 2 LoD, but I also find it hard to seriously get back into either game. But I would definitely give D2 a whirl if you've never played before. I elected to also not participate in Season play in Diablo 3, to be honest I did not want to start a ...
by PetMiceRnice
Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:06 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Sniper Elite 3 anyone
Replies: 15
Views: 3982

Re: Sniper Elite 3 anyone

I finally lifted my embargo on Steam and was able to get Sniper Elite v2 at no charge a few weeks ago when they were offering it for free for a 24-hour period. It is also fun to play on the PC. For me the killcam never gets old! I also picked up Nazi Zombie Army 1 and 2 during the Steam Summer Sale ...
by PetMiceRnice
Wed May 28, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 645
Views: 75097

Re: What are you playing right now?

Been getting back into playing Dishonored on the Xbox 360. I played it last year but just had a hankering to drag it out again. Great fun. I'm getting better at stealth but things can still sometimes turn into a bloodbath. :D Also been playing some Reaper of Souls and Soldier of Fortune Payback on t...
by PetMiceRnice
Thu May 22, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Far Cry 4 is coming
Replies: 6
Views: 1287

Re: Far Cry 4 is coming

I liked Far Cry 2 quite a bit, and while I didn't care as much for Far Cry 3, I have to say that Far Cry 4 is still on my radar.
by PetMiceRnice
Thu May 22, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Sniper Elite 3 anyone
Replies: 15
Views: 3982

Re: Sniper Elite 3 anyone

That video was awesome, thank you! This game is definitely on my "must have" list. I remember playing the original Sniper Elite back around six years ago on the PC and was impressed with it and the bullet camera if you took a good shot. I played it again recently, and while it has not stoo...
by PetMiceRnice
Fri May 16, 2014 12:01 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 736
Views: 118975

Re: Diablo III

Console version got a release date of 8/19. If it had released with the PC version I might have gotten it for PS4. But the 5 month delay ensures that no, definitely sticking with PC. The demo for D3 on PS3 was fun with the controller, arguably easier to control in some respects. I am glad to see th...
by PetMiceRnice
Tue May 13, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What mouse do you use?
Replies: 51
Views: 4813

Re: What mouse do you use?

I'm using the Logitech MX400 Performance Laser Mouse. I was so impressed with it that I also bought another one for my retro gaming tower.
by PetMiceRnice
Tue May 13, 2014 8:47 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 736
Views: 118975

Re: Diablo III

Big patch day for D3. Go to Diablofans.com to see the datamined patch notes. Ahh, so this probably explains why I am getting slow download speeds at the moment. I did a reset to original factory settings on my other laptop yesterday after doing a lot of mucking around with compatibility testing, et...
by PetMiceRnice
Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: ET has been found!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 2087

Re: ET has been found!!!

This has to be one of the coolest stories that I have heard so far this year. I also heard a few years ago that Atari 2600 cartridges (especially E.T.) were buried at an undisclosed location or locations back in the 1980's. I never actually doubted the story but it's good to have this confirmation t...
by PetMiceRnice
Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:28 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Ants!!!
Replies: 31
Views: 2737

Re: Ants!!!

I remember there was a problem with pharoah ants throughout my old condo building. It seemed like a "phantom" problem, they would show up, then disappear for a while, then show up again. In reality, they were probably always there but not always noticed. Anyway, it was a nightmare, they wo...
by PetMiceRnice
Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:19 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 645
Views: 75097

Re: What are you playing right now?

I've just started playing the original Far Cry. Never played it when the game came out so I figured I would give it a try. I honestly have no idea how people can play that on Realistic mode (the hardest) because even on Easy there are some sections where I die over and over again. It would be okay ...
by PetMiceRnice
Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:29 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 736
Views: 118975

Re: Diablo III

Great game, I finally finished Act 5 earlier this week with my Witch Doctor and immediately dove into Adventure Mode. It's a blast! Now I am up to Paragon 21 and have gotten a few upgrades to my armor via the Horadric Caches. For what it's worth, I thought Act 5 was decent and wonder what might be i...
by PetMiceRnice
Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:10 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Windows 8 (8.1) phones... who has one? love it or hate it?
Replies: 34
Views: 4957

Re: Windows 8 (8.1) phones... who has one? love it or hate i

Three weeks ago, I purchased my first ever cell phone, a Nokia Lumia 520 and I think it is excellent. I really only want a mobile phone for genuine emergencies and to maybe send out the odd text message but some of the other features of the phone such as the calendar, OneNote and such are proving to...
by PetMiceRnice
Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:42 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 736
Views: 118975

Re: Diablo III

Funny thing, I moved the difficulty from Hard to Expert with my witch doctor (now level 69 as I type this) and I'm finding that Act 5 is giving me a pretty good challenge whereas I was able to blow through Act 4. I'd say Expert difficulty for my character right now in Act 5 is just right. Anyone hav...
by PetMiceRnice
Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 736
Views: 118975

Re: Diablo III

I wouldn't consider myself a hardcore Diablo player (or gamer in general), but I have been playing the games since 1997 and consider it to be one of my all-time favorite franchises. Once in a while, I will even dig out the original Diablo and Hellfire expansion pack for kicks. I remember being so ad...
by PetMiceRnice
Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 736
Views: 118975

Re: Diablo III

Talk about unnecessary, too. I could understand the always online nature when they were trying to make the AH (and RMAH) a thing, but now the only reason to require any connectivity is saving characters and connecting abilities among said characters...and none of that should require an always onlin...
by PetMiceRnice
Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:34 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 736
Views: 118975

Re: Diablo III

I picked up RoS yesterday from EB Games...someone cancelled their pre-order for the Collector's Edition and the store asked me if I wanted to buy it instead. I had a moment of weakness and ended up buying it. I will say the extras are pretty nice. But of course, I dove head first into the game itsel...
by PetMiceRnice
Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 736
Views: 118975

Re: Diablo III

I just bought a new laptop computer this week and can finally run D3 properly YAY! I have to say also that I am impressed with the new loot system. It wasn't very long before I was able to completely replace the gear on my witch doctor and that the new gear was indeed more relevant to my character a...
by PetMiceRnice
Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:16 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Christmas loot thread
Replies: 10
Views: 1903

Re: Christmas loot thread

I'm well beyond the age of expecting anything for Christmas but a few things came my way, which was a pleasant surprise. Let's see... Two movie tickets for free admission at Cineplex $50 Wal-Mart gift card $60 cash A nice blanket which could be draped over my couch Twining's Winter Spice Tea A box o...
by PetMiceRnice
Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Share Your Thoughts about Onboard Audio
Replies: 195
Views: 22272

Re: Share Your Thoughts about Onboard Audio

I haven't bought a motherboard for quite some time, but based on past experience, onboard audio is generally very good. The only problem is that I seem to always buy motherboards with onboard audio made by someone who inevitably decides to get out of the sound chip business and abandon their product...
by PetMiceRnice
Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:57 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 645
Views: 75097

Re: What are you playing right now?

PC: Return to Castle Wolfenstein and Diablo 2 Lord of Destruction

Xbox 360: Diablo 3

PS3: F.E.A.R. 2

Although I must say that I have a serious backlog of games to go through!
by PetMiceRnice
Sun Dec 22, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: It was 20 years ago yesterday
Replies: 17
Views: 3997

Re: It was 20 years ago yesterday

Ahh yes, I remember when Doom was first released...I had just upgraded from a 386SX-16 to a 486SX-33 and it ran pretty good on the new rig. As good as Wolfenstein 3D was/is, I was surprised to see how much more evolved Doom was in such a short time frame. I was underwhelmed somewhat when Doom 3 came...
by PetMiceRnice
Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:18 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Too new to be a classic
Replies: 26
Views: 3335

Re: Too new to be a classic

I grew up on pinball right from the time my Dad took me into an arcade for the first time back in 1977! Back then pinball still ruled the roost in the arcades and I am particularly fond of tables ranging from the mid-1970's up until about 1983. To me it is a special treat any time the opportunity pr...
by PetMiceRnice
Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:06 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Too new to be a classic
Replies: 26
Views: 3335

Re: Too new to be a classic

Let's see, the ones I can think of off the top of my head...

Return to Castle Wolfenstein - Tides of War (Xbox)
Pinball Hall of Fame (Xbox)
Medal of Honor - Rising Sun (Xbox)
Soldier of Fortune 2 (Xbox)
Black (PS2)
by PetMiceRnice
Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:24 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: GTA V
Replies: 18
Views: 3696

Re: GTA V

I played GTA III back in the day and found the open world concept to be cool and fresh, but ultimately the gameplay didn't pull me in for any length of time and I found several of the missions difficult to the point of total frustration. I haven't really bothered with the series since. That said, I ...
by PetMiceRnice
Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:19 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 736
Views: 118975

Re: Diablo III

I'm glad to hear that the AH and RMAH are going bye-bye in the next several months. Although I was discouraged from playing beyond normal difficulty on the PC version of D3 due to the slow graphics chip of my current Internet computer, I've always been told that using the AH and RMAH was an unwritte...
by PetMiceRnice
Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Far Cry 4 has been confirmed!
Replies: 25
Views: 4262

Re: Far Cry 4 has been confirmed!

Earlier this year I was feeling a little nostalgic, so I dug through an old box of PC games knowing that the original Far Cry was in there. I soon found and installed it, then patched it to the newest version and gave it a shot. It's still just as hard of a game as I remember and didn't grab me the ...
by PetMiceRnice
Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Far Cry 4 has been confirmed!
Replies: 25
Views: 4262

Re: Far Cry 4 has been confirmed!

I have to be honest that I loved Far Cry 2 but was not crazy about Far Cry 3. I haven't even felt compelled to finish it. This has certainly put a damper on any real enthusiam that I might otherwise have had for a 4th game in the series.
by PetMiceRnice
Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:55 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 736
Views: 118975

Re: Diablo III

I'm at the tail end of my vacation time from work, so I could not resist going out and buying Diablo 3 for the Xbox 360 yesterday. It is super rare that I ever buy a game when it first comes out, but I was impressed enough with what I'd played of the PC version to give it a shot. If nothing else, th...
by PetMiceRnice
Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Mechanical Hard Drives Today Are Garbage?
Replies: 82
Views: 22650

Re: Mechanical Hard Drives Today Are Garbage?

Since using PC's starting in 1991, I've only had two hard drives fail on me. The first time was a Quantum 700MB drive back in 1998 and my most recent failure was just a month ago when my 2TB WD Elements external hard drive bit the biscuit rather suddenly. I even tried taking the drive out of the enc...
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