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by Hawkwing74
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 471
Views: 57441

Re: STAR WARS TIME!

If they just rehash the ESB with better special effects, WHAT IS THE POINT? (Other than a billion dollars in the box office) That would be deeply disappointing. Rogue One was very original for Star Wars, even if it borrowed from other previous movies in other genres. Why can't these writers do somet...
by Hawkwing74
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 471
Views: 57441

Re: STAR WARS TIME!

G8torbyte wrote:
Hoping there's more to it than just the eye candy.

I'll see it but will try to set expectations low.
by Hawkwing74
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 965
Views: 168711

Re: What are you playing right now?

Re: Tyranny

There is some DLC. I installed it and started over as a mage. it's a little tougher at the beginning. Magic seems really weak compared to D&D. My first game had a heavy armor fighter, which like many RPG's of yore was easier.
by Hawkwing74
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 965
Views: 168711

Re: What are you playing right now?

Thanks for the info, Hawkwing. At three main branch paths and ~40 hours, that's roughly 120 which is decent, I'll likely end up getting this when I can. Is there any DLC? Not sure on DLC, have to check later. I don't think the 3rd path is very interesting. If you "Betray your Alliance" it...
by Hawkwing74
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4088
Views: 721642

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Coke Zero Sugar. Tastes essentially the same as the defunct Coke Zero to me.
by Hawkwing74
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 965
Views: 168711

Re: What are you playing right now?

Hawkwing74, can you give us an update once you've finished it? Maybe I've been spoiled by years of Bethesda games, but 40 hours seems really short to me; I can't wrap my head around spending money on such a short game. Does it have a lot of narrative branches / replayable? Got 12 hours in so far. I...
by Hawkwing74
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you watching RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 232
Views: 7435

Re: What shows are you recently watching?

Re-watching the first few seasons of the Office (American).

Comedy gold.
by Hawkwing74
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 965
Views: 168711

Re: What are you playing right now?

Finally started Tyranny. I don't think it's 40 hours the way I play. I am making sure to complete all quests, so it will take longer. I'm finding the story very intriguing. It's better than Torment: Numenera. It may be better than Pillars of Eternity. I'm finding it very well written so far. Gives m...
by Hawkwing74
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 965
Views: 168711

Re: What are you playing right now?

I enjoyed Darkest Dungeon and it kept me busy for a few weeks but after a bit I kind of just stopped playing it. It is unique but I hated playing a game where i'd start to get a character to the point of being useful/attached to them and then they would get deranged or whatever to the point you can...
by Hawkwing74
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 965
Views: 168711

Re: What are you playing right now?

I saw so many good reviews that I bough Darkest Dungeon. It's a very unique game. Enjoying so far.

Kickstarter is having some pretty good results from time to time. One wonders if these games would ever have seen the light of day without it.
by Hawkwing74
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: the official Indian food lovers thread!
Replies: 192
Views: 49266

Re: the official Indian food lovers thread!

11 year thread necro - winning!

May not be fully authentic but I love Chicken Tikki Masala and Chicken 65.
by Hawkwing74
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you READING right now?
Replies: 443
Views: 132054

Re: What are you READING right now?

I picked this up for $2 at the local Goodwill store. The Dilbert Principle https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K3DPHQ6/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 This book came out in 1996 but so many points are still relevant to corporate and cubicle life. Enjoying very much so far. I found this one...
by Hawkwing74
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Darn it, Equifax!
Replies: 97
Views: 21585

Re: Darn it, Equifax!

I can't get through to Equifax, at least to the point of getting a result. Phone system - lets you go through it, only to tell you it's unavailable at the end. https freeze equifax website - same result. Input all your important info and then errors out. This whole thing really feels like an even b...
by Hawkwing74
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Darn it, Equifax!
Replies: 97
Views: 21585

Re: Darn it, Equifax!

I put a credit freeze on Equifax, Transunion and Experian this weekend. Equifax did not charge me but the others did. I guess since I was a victim of their error, it was free for Equifax.

My wife was not affected so we have that at least.
by Hawkwing74
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Darn it, Equifax!
Replies: 97
Views: 21585

Re: Darn it, Equifax!

Also if you want to opt-out of pre-screening for lines of credit and insurance can be done here: toll-free 1-888-5-OPT-OUT (1-888-567-8688) or visit http://www.optoutprescreen.com. The three main reporting agencies plus Innovis will place a 5-year halt and you can mail back the form after signing f...
by Hawkwing74
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Darn it, Equifax!
Replies: 97
Views: 21585

Re: Darn it, Equifax!

Ugh, I need to look into the credit freeze also. What a pain.

They say I am affected by the breach as well. All I can think of is I wanted to switch cell phone service. No house or car loan or new credit card coming up. I guess I probably need to complete the switch before putting a freeze.
by Hawkwing74
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Eclipse on August 21
Replies: 76
Views: 18129

Re: Eclipse on August 21

Thanks for sharing, TheEmrys. Showing to coworkers, those are great.
by Hawkwing74
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Eclipse on August 21
Replies: 76
Views: 18129

Re: Eclipse on August 21

Got a few good looks but we had a lot of clouds in the Chicago area.
by Hawkwing74
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Eclipse on August 21
Replies: 76
Views: 18129

Re: Eclipse on August 21

If weather is good we should have 86% coverage. Will head out from the office to look.
by Hawkwing74
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Final Fantasy Series on Android
Replies: 16
Views: 2533

Re: Final Fantasy Series on Android

Final Fantasy Record Keeper f2p was trash long before this game was released. :lol: I did try that one...I got bored and I don't think they got more than 5 or 10 bucks from me. The issue I have with Mobile Strike style games...if someone pays more than you they win (obviously) but they also destroy...
by Hawkwing74
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Final Fantasy Series on Android
Replies: 16
Views: 2533

Re: Final Fantasy Series on Android

This is not totally relevant, but I wish Squaresoft hadn't sold out to the freemium ass cancer. Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire is a freemium which looks like a reskin of Mobile Strike. These types of games are simply toxic to the gaming world. Certain people are vulnerable to them the way others are...
by Hawkwing74
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Ready Player One Trailer is out
Replies: 27
Views: 1890

Re: Ready Player One Trailer is out

I get that some people do not like the book. But dammit you all are just being fickle. And people call me a curmudgeon. :roll: I am a curmudgeon, my wife says so. A friend was so excited about the book that I just expected more. And I am so, so tired of "corporation 100% evil, plucky hero 100%...
by Hawkwing74
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Ready Player One Trailer is out
Replies: 27
Views: 1890

Re: Ready Player One Trailer is out

With fuel/energy being scarce/expensive, the "stacks" allow the largest amount of cheap housing possible to be close to viable city centers. Infrastructure is essentially completely broken for normal people, so no one can afford to live in "suburbs" anymore. Um...why is that the...
by Hawkwing74
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Ready Player One Trailer is out
Replies: 27
Views: 1890

Re: Ready Player One Trailer is out

I thought the book was average at best. Why on earth would anyone stack trailers in Oklahoma? Have you SEEN Oklahoma? No shortage of space.
by Hawkwing74
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 965
Views: 168711

Re: What are you playing right now?

I found a game similar to Hearts of Iron 2 (it is an extensive mod) called Darkest Hour. This game is getting old now, but still runs in compatibility mode. I've never seen such a crazy historical sandbox where almost anything can happen and every game is somewhat different. I found a mod where you ...
by Hawkwing74
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 965
Views: 168711

Re: What are you playing right now?

The cricket game on Google's homepage. :P Every time Google does something like this I think about the time it took to create this thing just so it can be on Google's homepage for a day and then never seen again. And yet it will be played by more people for more hours than most indie games! :) 61 i...
by Hawkwing74
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you watching RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 232
Views: 7435

Re: What shows are you recently watching?

2 days left till Game of Thrones! My Indian coworkers tend to love the show as much as me. 4 out of 7 on our dev team watch it. Our boss's boss's boss's boss watches too. Also, I am going to start watching The Expanse now that I'm mostly done with book 1. Enjoying Star Wars: Rebels which was a pleas...
by Hawkwing74
Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Retro console gaming
Replies: 112
Views: 30067

Re: Retro console gaming

I thought I could be a "retro gamer" and maybe to some degree I can. I could play through Planescape: Torment again, for example. My wife wanted to try some games recently and installed Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Final Fantasy VII. She found them on some list of games ladie...
by Hawkwing74
Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 965
Views: 168711

Re: What are you playing right now?

Ugh, Stellaris is hard. I had another awakened empire attack me. Finally won after a brutal series of naval engagements. The minute I win that one, The Unbidden come in with a 400k power fleet and start eating my planets. After the war I was in, there was no way I could get my fleet back together wh...
by Hawkwing74
Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 965
Views: 168711

Re: What are you playing right now?

And here I thought I was the only one that did that. trainersftw BUT only in single player games. I draw the line at online multiplayer stuff. Right, I would not even know how to engage in multiplayer hacking and don't trust "warez" sites. Paradox grand strategy games are such that I can ...
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