The Walking Dead (Game) Discussion-Gaming Thread! (Open too)

Afternoon Morons and Ette's

I gave ya'll yet another week to get through the game, so I hope spoilers aren't horrible. If you haven't played the game yet, but still plan to...Good luck with this thread. I'll do all my Walking Dead stuff right away below the fold, then I'll put in some line breaks and let you know when it's safe to keep reading. I will not put up spoiler images, those will be in links. I do know there are people playing that don't want to be spoiled (I gifted the game to two people for Christmas, and they are still playing), just be real careful. The one link to fan art ruined peoples day on Reddit, even though it was spoiler tagged, so be warned.

If you like the show and are current, Below the fold is going to be a fan made trailer that I found on TheWalkingDead Subreddit I was amazed by it and can't wait for the Season to kick off again in less than a month. So don't watch that unless you are current as it is Chock full 'o Spoilers.

As for World War Z, I finished it about a month ago. I personally enjoyed the book alot. It really makes the Movie Trailer look terrible. World War Z is based on slow zombies, and Brooks even explains why he thinks they'd be slow. I don't know wtf they are thinking with the movie, but I really do recommend the book if you like Zombie Apocalypse stuff at all. I liked the way it was formatted, written, and paced. I can't imagine how they are gonna port it well.

All the Undead Fun (Plus More!) below the fold. Lotsa :words: warning.

The promised Walking Dead fan Trailer

Unfortunately it's not available in HD. This season has just been so epic. Loved all of it. I was trying like everyone else to cut back costs so I looked at cable. This show is literally the only reason I decided to keep it. Amazon has an interesting option for it, so I might re-evaluate. But yea. The one Reason Comcast still gets my Cable monies is AMC's The Walking Dead. I also like how Talking Dead is getting expanded to an hour long format. They won't have to talk so fast and can really discuss things. I welcome that because holy fuck did they speed demon talking on that show.

Now for The Walking Dead Discussion.
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First a link to Giant Bomb's discussion of the final Episode with a Dev interview. There's links to past ones there as well. Feel free to read them all, they are good. Also Videos in there of the different Endings.

So The Walking Dead is a strait up Adventure Game with some Choose your own adventure elements to it. Initially I was skeptical, so I picked it up on sale. Turned out I really enjoyed the hell out of the game. So I generally tried to play the leader, but in a very conciliatory way. Trying to smooth over some differences Especially after having Kenny's back in the Drug Store turned out to be a real pain in the dick (I thought at the time) to mend some of those bridges.

I wasn't the only one who played this way, and it worked fine until Episode 3 where some fucked up shit goes down. Jump to Min 11 for the gameplay. So in that save they were playing Vinny had Doug. He's probably the only dude that saved Doug. If you remember back to episode 1 thats your first real impact full decision that affects who lives or who dies. (The Saving Duck one doesn't matter). So yea choose to save the chick that is good with a gun, or Doug. A guy that was borderline retarded. Everyone saved the chick that was good with the gun

So yea. If you didn't save Doug, Lily goes strait insane in Episode 3 and Merks
Carley. I thought I fucked something up, and went back and replayed it. Nope. No way to save her. Whatever Character you saved in Episode 1 dies here.

After that happened, I definitely tried to be more assertive. So yea. I was listening to one of the GB GOTY discussions about it, and one of them called me strait insane for taking Clem with me on the raid to Crawford. After the first Ben Incident as I called it, I wasn't letting that little girl out of my Sight again. It also impacted the fact that I really wanted to ice Ben bad. So the first chance I had an opportunity...yea....

I had one rule. If you came at me or got between Clem and Me, you were gonna die. I killed the Cannibal instantly and explained the decision to Clem. I also always sided with Kenny. Especially after all the stuff went down with Duck. I did try and save Lily's Old Man. That was surprising. Salt Lick outta no where!

Now this was also a fairly "controversial" bit of game play there with Duck. If you choose to "do it yourself", you have to point a gun at kid and pull the trigger. There's no cut scene, no quick time event. You literally have to aim at his head and click to shoot him. I didn't think too much about it at the time, because it's Zombie Apocalypse and there are rules about this, but looking back, that is fairly edgy. I'm not going to go too much further on this stuff, but it's sad, especially concerning recent events. I guess I do what we all do, compartmentalize what I do in games to games. I might Scam and Steal in Eve, but In real life, I'm alot of things, but I am absolutely not a thief. Mountain out of Molehill indeed.

So yea. I really started caring about these characters. Kenny and Clem. At one point I was I thought I was going to have to kill Kenny. I started yelling at the game and not looking forward to the next dialogue option. Seriously, don't make me kill Kenny. Please? I was literally bargaining with a game.

So lets get to the last few decisions. I told the group I got bit. So I didn't have to cut my own arm off. If you don't tell them, you end up on a completely different path. Amazing they let you have that different of an experience in the final episode. So yea. Concerning the Stranger. I had Clem get the knife and attack him. I then strangled him to death. I have not replayed this, so I don't know if you can let him live. I was seriously going to kill him regardless. He broke the #1 Rule I had. I might go back and see if you can just knock him out and leave. I was seeing red at this point, so motherfucker was gonna die. I mashed the fuck out of the Q butan. It was satisfying. I don't think I enjoyed killing someone in a game as much ever.

So for the actual Final decision. Massive spoiler alert for that fan art. So if you are reading this, Lee has been bitten. He's in a bad way. The End is near. So do you have Clem do the deed, or just walk away. I had her shoot me. It was heartbreaking (Both options are shown in a video on the GB Faces of Death link posted above). I didn't cry, but I was a sad mofo. I watched the video again the other day. Still just heart broken. I chatted with my buddy/Alliance bro Xander Phoena of Crossing Zebras Podcast (the best Eve podcast imo). He called me crazy for this choice. The poor girl had lost everyone she loved. And now you are going to have her shoot you? Cmon! I viewed it as my last act of love (and in the end, I really cared about Clem in a way that I can't say I have about many characters in a Video Game). There are rules to this World. Much like the speech that Rick gives to Carl twords the end of Season 2. The time for Childish things is behind you. And Boom! Head to the End of Game cutscene.

I am hopeful that TellTale builds on how good this game was in the future. I loved LOVED the fact that it was episodic. I don't know how you could just play through all 5 episodes quickly, as I needed time to decompress. I even delayed playing Episode 5 for a while because I was not ready for all the shit I knew that was coming.

So anyways. Thanks for putting up with all my :Words: about this. I'm curious how ya'll played and what you thought of the game.






Ok Non-TWD stuff now.

A Kerbal Space Program Dude came on Public Goon Mumble for a Q&A

I haven't listened to this yet, but I'm interested. I like that they are trying really hard to be on Steam. I know there's some Steam haters here, but whatevs.

So the first rule of sending mail to me Aoshqgaming at gmail dot com is use an email addy that you check on the regular. Because I will get back at you with things If I want your take/Input on something. But yea, Send me shit you want to see posted or looked at. Worst case I'll forward you things to write up.

Eve news wise Dust 514 has finally made it to Tranquility (The Eve Live Server). I'm sure The Dude will cover this more, but if you have a PS3, download DUST 514 and join the in game Moron Chanel AoSHQ
For now we are limiting Enrollment in our Dust Bunny contingent to Corpies/Alliance bros right now. but that might change.

I suppose the other big Eve news is the Fall of AAA. All of the English speaking Corps have bailed and they are down to thier Russian core. Don't know how this ends for those guys. Some great articles on all the major Eve sites for your perusal. For me and the Coalition I'm in, I'm actually excited about the break up. One of the major AAA English Speaking Corporations went to NPC nullsec in Venal, up near where we live, to join Black Legion. So new people to kill. Including Makalu

Recruitment is also open for Paxton, so if you wanted to get in bug someone in Moron channel for an invite and talk to a recruiter. We are ok with newbies, and now that we aren't in a massive war we can run classes. All the changes to the t1 Cruisers have made Eve very accessible to newbies now, so if you have thought about playing, give it a shot. GumbyB come back!

I think I brought up Saints Row:The Third last time we did a thread, but I'd like to do some co-op. If you have SR:3 hit me up on Steam through the Moron Group and we can get something going.

That's all I got this week. Twitter Spew

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First to get it out of the way, I have to give aways to give through SteamGifts that is open to members of the AoSHQ steam group:

Titan Quest with the expansion pack, Immortal Throne

Warhammer 40k's Dawn of War 2 and expansion pack, Chaos Rising

Well, the Wii U could be doing better to say the least as Nintendo has a slow start on it's hands only selling a small amount at about 2.2 million units. Throw in that the next few months looks to be sparse on the releases and yeah... But as with any console release, the telling moment will be this year's Holiday shipping, especially with the new Xbox releasing in that time frame

Some CES news and rumblings:

Can't honestly tell if I like it or not but Microsoft and Samsung unveiled their sorta Surround Vision tech, IllumiRoom. I know they've been working on this for awhile now and its nice to see the start of it.

People getting drunk at the parties have leaked the rough specs of the upcoming new Xbox which equals a lot of 8s. 8 core Jaguar CPU, 88XX GPU (more than likely custom version of 8850), 8 gigs of memory, runs on the Windows 8 kernel and with a 640 gig hard drive. Leads credence to the earlier talk of Microsoft naming it the Infinity (infinity logo is a sideways

Valve comes out with more talks of their eventual suicide as they search for a market to sell a Steam branded HTPC with their Steambox stuff. Open platform with tons of different specs and prices. The big one to capture the public's attention has been Xi3's Piston (which everyone is expecting to carry a price tag of about a grand)

Everyone is going cookoo for the Oculus Rift and I honestly can't wait for the consumer edition if it does in fact to live up to the hype and comes with the components that they say will be in it, namely low latency 1080p screens with a low $300 price point. Sounds like it would be a nice replacement to my TrackIR system.

(Zakn here, Here's a link to some technerds fucking around with it here)

Comments

1 ZZzzzz....

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at January 13, 2013 01:26 PM (1Y+hH)

2 Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO -- Ebon Hawk Server -- K'sar Legacy

Look for Sabiana, Jahidi, and Snuggly


That's me. I'll give you good armor and weapons and marginal advice.

Posted by: Truman North at January 13, 2013 01:31 PM (IbdYI)

3 Silver!?

Posted by: FURPC at January 13, 2013 01:32 PM (0ImZM)

4 Bronze, I'll take it.

Posted by: FURPC at January 13, 2013 01:32 PM (0ImZM)

5 ZZzzzz

You guys left a football thread for this?
Well I guess it does have a cute little blonde who appears to enjoy being tied up.

Posted by: teej at January 13, 2013 01:36 PM (kmLUz)

6 Fast zombies didn't ruin the Dawn of the Dead remake for me.I guess the very freshly undead might be able to move quickly.

Posted by: steevy at January 13, 2013 01:37 PM (9XBK2)

7 Defiance, the SyFy show and game combo, is starting their beta for the game.

Don't know anything else about it, just that it's there.

Posted by: Mama AJ at January 13, 2013 01:38 PM (SUKHu)

8 Started playing Skyrim Friday night.Pretty good but I was expecting it to be better.

Posted by: steevy at January 13, 2013 01:41 PM (9XBK2)

9 /snarls at the Steamgifts page

...what do you MEAN, at least $100...why isn't CivV counting?

/orders in combined-arms assault by Raiders and war chinchillas

Posted by: Brother Cavil and his Amazing Ampersands at January 13, 2013 01:46 PM (mbxHg)

10 I watched Halo 4: Forward unto Dawn the other night and I have a question. Is this movie just a setup for playing the game? Is there a movie for all the Halo games? Because it really wasn't bad. Kind of a short and cut rate Starship Troopers thing.

And it had that girl from the Narnia series in it.

Posted by: toby928© at January 13, 2013 01:55 PM (QupBk)

11 Gaming? You mean like Peggle?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 13, 2013 01:57 PM (piMMO)

12 You know what's a great Scrabble word? QIVIUT.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Crankypants Extraordinaire at January 13, 2013 02:00 PM (hO8IJ)

13 Oh great, a gaming thread ... that special me time I reserve for cutting myself.

Posted by: FURPC at January 13, 2013 02:02 PM (0ImZM)

14 Is that DayZ mod of ArmA II as good as they say it is?

Posted by: Steff McKee at January 13, 2013 02:11 PM (eMNOe)

15 I read that the tag line for part 2 of TWD is: Time to Go Biblical. IE, vengeance is mine!

I wonder if the cure would be a total blood exchange. It worked for Keith Richards.

Posted by: waldo at January 13, 2013 02:12 PM (H96hE)

16 Playing skyrim atm.

Posted by: SamIam at January 13, 2013 02:13 PM (S09w5)

17 GAMES!


and the Walking democrat

if anyone has any questions on modding FO3, FNV, or TESV Skyrim give me a holler...I'll keep an eye out.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 13, 2013 02:18 PM (LRFds)

18 2 Truman North,

I drifted away for a bit but wife, boy, and I all have accounts.....


we're not on EH but I am wanting to reroll anyway.

I'll let you know what's what on when we'll be on.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 13, 2013 02:19 PM (LRFds)

19 13 FURPC,

Cutting For Gygax

Posted by: sven10077 at January 13, 2013 02:20 PM (LRFds)

20 Re Apple stock "tip" in sidebar - it's the taxes. Insiders kept more of their large profits than will be possible likely any time in the next decade or so.

Posted by: SarahW at January 13, 2013 02:21 PM (LYwCh)

21 It's a tip that taxes will be merciless, is what it is.

Posted by: SarahW at January 13, 2013 02:22 PM (LYwCh)

22 Sarah W,

Yup and a lot of MMOs are gonna die I'd wager.

Venture capital is about to dry way the hell up.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 13, 2013 02:25 PM (LRFds)

23 8 Steevy,

You on PC or a console?

If on PC there are mods that tighten it up considerably.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 13, 2013 02:25 PM (LRFds)

24
Have a question...about Java.

When I saw that alert yesterday morning, I went in and tried to disable Java...

But being computer-stupid...I couldn't figure out how to 'disable' it.
So I just deleted every file that had 'Java' on it.
Sort of a nuke-it-from-orbit-just-to-be-sure, type of thing.

Haven't noticed any difference in being able to do things on the computer...yet.
But it may come up.

So when will it be safe to add Javaagain?
Anyone know yet?

Posted by: wheatie at January 13, 2013 02:26 PM (fH4X9)

25 #5

No, it just takes a complete and utter disinterest in anything related to professional sports. You will never find me in a football thread unless there is money or blood involved. Neither seems likely.

Posted by: epobirs at January 13, 2013 02:28 PM (kcfmt)

26 I think its more than just taxes...Apple's lunch is getting eaten by Samsung and Lenovo overseas in the smartphone market.

They locked the cultist market segment, but among the non-cultist majority, they're not price competitive. Non-cultists aren't willing to pay the cost delta for the Apple brand.

Posted by: @PurpAv at January 13, 2013 02:28 PM (BNacf)

27 24 wheatie,

It's safe now probably the main thing is depending on your browser downloading Java controls...

I'd consider doing a reinstall for Java there are a lot of games and websites that "need" it.

You know what your uses are, I am VERY security conscious on PC use and have had maybe 5 threats in 5 months.

The Java thing is perhaps the feds sticking their nose in the tent.

I use Webroot Security Complete for the AV and Firewall and Sandbox and W FW for the backup firewall....

thus far no issues.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 13, 2013 02:29 PM (LRFds)

28 26 Purple Avenger,

You can tell A LOT about how devoted a person is to Apple about how sensible they are on economics.

My Samsung Galaxy S was a better phone than the same gen Crabapple.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 13, 2013 02:30 PM (LRFds)

29 So when will it be safe to add Java again?

Java is a malignancy. Its like a parasite that attaches itself and makes your computer run like an old 486.

Posted by: @PurpAv at January 13, 2013 02:31 PM (BNacf)

30

I've spent the weekend drooling over my hubbies new supersized, pixel perfect Overloard display.

Damn.

http://www.overlordcomputer.com/

It took a while, as he was on a longer list for pixel perfect than he realized.

Posted by: beachgamer at January 13, 2013 02:31 PM (LpQbZ)

31
Posted by: sven10077 at January 13, 2013 02:29 PM (LRFds)

Thanks, sven....good to know.

Posted by: wheatie at January 13, 2013 02:32 PM (fH4X9)

32 #10

It was purely a setup for the game.

Halo 2 had an associated ARG (alternate reality game) called I Love Bees, named after the web site that was supposedly taken over by a Halo universe AI that had fallen into our time. As the game continued people had to go to phone booths all over the country to talk to the AI and have her give them a message that advanced the game. So this required a large coordinated online effort.

Eventually the game started offering a list of audio files which when played in the right order revealed a sort of radio drama set in the Halo universe, revolving around a teenage girl who was supposed to be a Spartan but was kidnapped out of the program by her adoptive parents.

You can find the I Love Bees audio set on many torrent sites. It's worth a listen.

Posted by: epobirs at January 13, 2013 02:34 PM (kcfmt)

33 There's "Java" and then there's "Javascript". Not quite the same.

Java is a complete "virtual computer" that can be used to run stand alone Java applications


Posted by: @PurpAv at January 13, 2013 02:34 PM (BNacf)

34 31 wheatie,

we're all in this together.

I think the primary threat with the java exploit would be if you are on say messenger a lot with relative strangers or get hooked into a counterfeit website and they use it to gain access to your files.

The "problem" with java is that it is so widely used it is "overly" trusted by most AV and Firewall setups, but my webroot SE also looks at behavior of "trusted" programs as well.

If there is way to make gain in anything you know someone somewhere is trying legal and or ethical or not.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 13, 2013 02:35 PM (LRFds)

35 Working on Epi 1 of the Walking Dead, picked it up for free after Christmas. So far, I'm really enjoying it although I haven't done very much (been playing Full House Poker and one embarrassingly drunken night on Red Dead Redemption).


Haven't had much of a feel for video games lately. I'm just really looking forward to Grand Theft Auto V in the spring.

Posted by: DangerGirl at January 13, 2013 02:36 PM (GrtrJ)

36
29...Java is a malignancy. Its like a parasite that attaches itself and makes your computer run like an old 486.

So that's why this computer is running better now...I noticed a difference yesterday, and wondered if deleting Java had something to do with it.

I have an old HPlaptop that I've never installed Java on...and keep getting little 'reminders', asking if I want to install it, every time I turn it on.
I don't think I ever will.

Posted by: wheatie at January 13, 2013 02:36 PM (fH4X9)

37 33 PA,

which I was reminded of....

yeah Java being explotable is not exactly "new"....

I am not "computer wiz" enough to lecture on it but my spider sense says that the ype is mostly bullshit for 99.5% of users or the trades would be warning us as advertising.

You agree PA I'm curious?

Posted by: sven10077 at January 13, 2013 02:36 PM (LRFds)

38 Wheatie- Unless this has already been answered, the article I read yesterday said that Oracle would have a patch Tuesday. I deleted Java on all my machines yesterday and as yet have noticed no difference. AoS HQ must be a Java -Free Zone.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at January 13, 2013 02:37 PM (4Mv1T)

39 I run "No-Script" which blocks Java and Javascript unless you specifically enable it for a web site. I tried completely disabling it the other day and the formatting for this site went to total shit.


So I went back to the no-script method. With AOS partially enabled.

Posted by: Vic at January 13, 2013 02:39 PM (53z96)

40 Freaking Apple's phone SDK is going to force me to write phone apps in Java. FU Apple.

At least Microsoft Windows phone allows you the choice of Java, C#, and one or two others.

Writing anything of substance in Java is like building the Empire State building out of Legos.

Posted by: @PurpAv at January 13, 2013 02:39 PM (BNacf)

41 AoS HQ must be a Java -Free Zone.


Posted by: Tobacco Road at January 13, 2013 02:37 PM (4Mv1T)

Not for FF it is not. As I said, with it completely disabled AOS turns to shit.

Posted by: Vic at January 13, 2013 02:40 PM (53z96)

42
33There's "Java" and then there's "Javascript". Not quite the same.

But the alert yesterday was only about 'Java'...right?

'Javascript' is okay?
I didn't check to see if this computer has Javascript installed, but it probably does.

Posted by: wheatie at January 13, 2013 02:40 PM (fH4X9)

43 The Java thing is perhaps the feds sticking their nose in the tent.
Posted by: sven10077


No. Java has been a notorious vector for trojans. That Vundo virus used older versions of Java to execute a rootkit. Java updates used to leave old copies in the registry in XP for some reason.

Oracle really needs to be sued.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 13, 2013 02:41 PM (djdc7)

44 An important thing is to not confuse Java and JavaScript. They're different items that are completely unrelated. JavaScript is only called that because Netscape was trying to get some free PR for its new scripting language in their browser back in the days when the tech press was hypnotized by Java.

JavaScript you need. Java is a big maybe. My preferred torrent client is a Java app and a few other tools are also written in Java. But none is these require web browser support for invoking Java and that is the primary attack risk. I cannot recall the last time I went to a site that required Java to do anything useful.

Posted by: epobirs at January 13, 2013 02:43 PM (kcfmt)

45 #42

JavaScript is part of the browser. Each one has its own JS engine and is one of the areas where they compete.

Posted by: epobirs at January 13, 2013 02:44 PM (kcfmt)

46 43 weft cut loop,

Oh I know Java is shit, and I know Oracle is holier than the Pope and Titanic I just find it amusing that the federales are so "concerned"....

I have managed to have one virus since 1991 period, and god knows with how much I am online I have likely had plenty of chances.

Don't open unsolicited e-mail lightly, pay for your goodies, and be sensible in your pointy elbows scouting and it is easier to stay safe than NOT IMHO....

it's a lot like the lads from lagos buyer beware.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 13, 2013 02:44 PM (LRFds)

47
Posted by: Tobacco Road at January 13, 2013 02:37 PM (4Mv1T)

Thanks, TR.
Not sure if I will re-install it, even when they come up with a patch.

Posted by: wheatie at January 13, 2013 02:45 PM (fH4X9)

48 44 epobirs,

I have not audited my sites...IO use drive thru RPG, steam, and a few enthusiast sites for BethSoft games....

I know Java was a lot more needed when I was doing the consulting work for the gaming company I did on the side in the early 2000s....

my right temple is now more white than brown....

I am getting old.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 13, 2013 02:46 PM (LRFds)

49 JS should be OK...I think. Its used everywhere for site formatting.

Java was supposed to be this glorious "isolated virtual sandbox" where Java apps could party and have no effect on the rest of your machine.

Part of the problem is the CPU architectures themselves. Paged "flat" memory spaces don't have very fine hardware protection granularity. They can only protect at the page (typically 4k) level rather than at a byte granular level which is what's needed for real hardware enforced protections.

Posted by: @PurpAv at January 13, 2013 02:47 PM (BNacf)

50 OT - okay which of the Horde created this?
Well done good sirrah.

http://tinyurl.com/ahvgoyg

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 13, 2013 02:50 PM (znavB)

51 Sven, if you are still here: I'll be happy to help you and your family along. I craft all the newbie armor and weapons between my three toons. In a week or so they should all be maxed out.

I don't do light sabers since the random drops and quest ones seem better than the ones you can craft. And enough money to get you going is also NPs.

Posted by: Truman North at January 13, 2013 02:53 PM (IbdYI)

52
45#42

JavaScript is part of the browser. Each one has its own JS engine and is one of the areas where they compete.

Ah, thanks, epobirs...so it's probably in IE, which is the browser I use.

Posted by: wheatie at January 13, 2013 02:55 PM (fH4X9)

53 Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 13, 2013 02:50 PM (znavB)


I can't believe Amazon hasn't busted that yet.

Posted by: Vic at January 13, 2013 02:55 PM (53z96)

54
49JS should be OK...I think. Its used everywhere for site formatting.

Hope so.
Thanks, PA...I appreciate all the info.

Posted by: wheatie at January 13, 2013 02:56 PM (fH4X9)

55 50 OT - okay which of the Horde created this?
Well done good sirrah.

http://tinyurl.com/ahvgoyg

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 13, 2013 02:50 PM (znavB)



Read the reviews. Fucking hysterical.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 13, 2013 02:57 PM (GEICT)

56
50OT - okay which of the Horde created this?
Well done good sirrah.


http://tinyurl.com/ahvgoyg

----------

Heh. Very cute.
But....five grand for that?

Posted by: wheatie at January 13, 2013 02:58 PM (fH4X9)

57 PurpAv: Are you talking about iPhone / iOS? That's Objective-C. Or is there something new going on? I haven't been keeping up with the Apple dev stuff lately.

Posted by: Eisenhorn at January 13, 2013 02:59 PM (OjQYm)

58 #53

Why would they? It's a real Playmobil product.

Posted by: epobirs at January 13, 2013 03:00 PM (kcfmt)

59 Pretty awesome aint it BCochran?

Very much a good laugh.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 13, 2013 03:00 PM (znavB)

60 Yeah it is AP. Btw, I got a couple awesome youtube clips if/when it's appropriate. I don't know if BJ jokes are good other than on the ONT.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 13, 2013 03:01 PM (GEICT)

61 It actually almost ten years old, thus the collector's item price on Amazon.

http://www.collectobil.com/catalogue/items/3172.htm

Posted by: epobirs at January 13, 2013 03:01 PM (kcfmt)

62 epobirs, if you click on the seller link -

This item will be released on January 1, 2037. Pre-order now!



Ships from NJ, United States.

Expedited shipping available.


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 13, 2013 03:02 PM (znavB)

63 I wonder how many idiots have actually ordered it.

Posted by: Vic at January 13, 2013 03:09 PM (53z96)

64 Son played LEGO LoTR at a friends house last weekend, came home and spent all his cash on getting one for the Wii. The game came yesterday and he's been playing it for hours at a time.

ValU Rite Pudding update: we are now level 9 and have 5 bank tabs, all of which are available to members (oops, just realized I *bought* the 5th but don't have anything in it yet and it's not generally available). Anyone with Horde toons on Hellscream is welcome to join.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at January 13, 2013 03:15 PM (wbeNt)

65 #64 Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit wrote, "Son played LEGO LoTR at a friends house last weekend, came home and spent all his cash on getting one for the Wii. The game came yesterday and he's been playing it for hours at a time."

The LEGO games are great. Low frustration, lots of imaginative variety, clear and colorful design made to look good.

Drop-in/Drop-out co-op play which pretty much rocks. Lots of replayability, too.

Posted by: Looking Glass at January 13, 2013 03:18 PM (g3wOT)

66 Posted by: Looking Glass at January 13, 2013 03:18 PM (g3wOT)

Agreed on the replay quality. Onr of the reasons he wanted it was they got all the way through the first movie with only 9% game completion. He's focusing on how many mithril items he can make to bump that number up.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at January 13, 2013 03:27 PM (wbeNt)

67 Search on Playmobil 3172. You'll find references to this going back many years and far more reasonable prices on European sites.

This isn't a weird item for Playmobil in Europe. They have a lot of items that might be looked upon as creepily authoritarian but are part of real life.

Posted by: epobirs at January 13, 2013 03:27 PM (kcfmt)

68 http://tinyurl.com/arzrghw

A blog post from early 2004, referencing among other Playmobil items the Security Checkpoint 3172.

Posted by: epobirs at January 13, 2013 03:30 PM (kcfmt)

69 The Lego games are great just for the gags. If you just look at them as interactive comedies rather than conventional games, their value comes through.

Posted by: epobirs at January 13, 2013 03:33 PM (kcfmt)

70 #69 epobirs,

Very true, but the gameplay is just flat fun, to me. What games are supposed be. Pick up. Play. Have fun. Steady progress and always something interesting to do. You want to keep going just one more room, if only to see what's there.

They may be popcorn games, but there's a lot of popcorn in a lot of varieties. And the different villain characters in LEGO Batman are a hoot.

Posted by: Looking Glass at January 13, 2013 03:38 PM (g3wOT)

71 69 epobirs,

I find that the Lego Star Wars games are better than the new trilogy for acting and story....

*sigh*

Posted by: sven10077 at January 13, 2013 03:44 PM (LRFds)

72 40
Freaking Apple's phone SDK is going to force me to write phone apps in Java. FU Apple.

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That's surprising, given that Apple is like *the* home of Objective-C. Last time I fiddled with their phone stuff, that's what you used.

Posted by: Citizen Anachronda at January 13, 2013 04:45 PM (1c58W)

73 50
OT - okay which of the Horde created this? Well done good sirrah.

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Meh. If they were serious, they'd have made one of them body scanners, having it emit UV light, and all the minifigures would have naughty bits painted on that are only visible under said light.

Posted by: Citizen Anachronda at January 13, 2013 04:48 PM (1c58W)

74 All I ended up with in the way of survivors at the end were Omid and Whatserface. I supported Kenny whole-hog since he seemed to be a good sort of guy, but I lost him while saving Whatserface after the walkie dropped. I haven't looked into the alternate decision paths enough to see what I missed.

Posted by: Karusky at January 13, 2013 04:57 PM (dO4L7)

75
If anyone is still here, I disasgree somewhat on the Lego games.
The Lego Harry Potter game is a bit of a mess. My wife and I (since I carry her through games) are constantly confused as to what the game actually wants us to do. There's very limited guidance on it, and the controls are wonky as hell.

Posted by: tsrblke at January 13, 2013 06:19 PM (GaqMa)

76 Posted by: tsrblke at January 13, 2013 06:19 PM (GaqMa)

Harry Potter is my least favorite of the series, for one thing it's just too dark to see what you're doing half of the time. My kids like the make and break world they can create there though.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at January 13, 2013 06:56 PM (wbeNt)

77 Hey, Ladies!

Posted by: Leisure Suit Larry at January 13, 2013 08:24 PM (RuUvx)

78
Currently hooked on Borderlands 2. That game is like crack. You just have to find that bigger gun, you know, the one that shoots lightening bolts and electrifies entire crowds? Or that shotgun that does monster damage only to have the scattershot also exploded horizontally once it hits its target. Also, the game's hilarious. The running gags, the over the top nature of the characters, and the ludicrous quests combine to make a seriously fun and addictive game. It's pure candy.

Oh, and it's miles more fun than Assassin's Creed 3 which makes me feel like I'm studying history, while making history more boring than it actually was. this is disappointing considering Assassin's Creed 2 and AC: Brotherhood were fantastic.

Posted by: Mitch at January 14, 2013 05:53 PM (OQHM+)

79 If you like zombie stories, you should check out Cities of the Dead: Stories from the Zombie Apocalypse. One timeline, 20 stories. Find out what it's like to live through the end times. How long would you survive?

Posted by: William at January 15, 2013 10:02 AM (A/IAb)






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