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    • Blaghs! Being the musical enthusiast that you are, I totally saw Les Miserables last night:

      Really great production values, but didn’t buy that it’s even possible for Cossette and Marius to be in love after meeting for three seconds tops. Felt so damn rushed and weird. Pretty pivitol to the rest of the movie too. Assume the logic problem is in the original musical too? Thought the first half was better than the second.

      • Yeah, they always just sort of… fall in love. It’s like when I have a star crush on someone, except in real life, except that it’s not real life. In the book it takes a bit longer, and has Marius being more of a stalker, and they hang out in their garden a lot, and it takes Valjean longer to notice. And he’s a bit more of a dick about it.

        Also, did the long lingering close-ups of characters faces as they sang annoy you? Easily the worst part of the movie, I have no idea who thought they were a good idea, but christ, they should be fired.

        • Can’t say I minded the close ups. I thought it was shot incredibly well, it’s just fundamental plot/structure things that bugged me. Can’t even really blame the director for that if it’s all copied from the stage musical. Also the constant singing I didn’t expect, I know it’s a musical but it seemed to be the most extreme musical I’ve ever seen. No dialogue. ONLY SINGING. πŸ˜›

          I liked Valjean’s story and Fantine’s in the first half, though. Felt it got weaker once it transferred over to Marius.

          • Yeah, a decent number of stage musicals are done in the only singing style, but they do usually change that for filmic versions. RENT would be the best example of that, off the top of my head.

            And yeah, the majority of the plot stuff was taken from the stage version, though some of it was cut a little.

            In general, the Marius in this version bugged me, I don’t feel like he was a strong enough performer for the role. Same goes with Russell, he was fine at the acting part, but I don’t think his voice was quite up to scratch. Also, the bit at the end of Javert’s soliloquy, when it showed him hitting the ground was a bit… yeah. Kind of ruined the mood a bit, I think.

          • Only stage musicals I’ve seen? The Lion King and Phantom of the Opera. This seemed like those, only amplified ten fold. Haha! Still, really strong movie. Just not quite as strong as expectations. πŸ˜€

          • Its weird, when it’s on a stage, it seems perfectly normal for essentially everything to be sung, since everything is done in such a melodramatic style.

            When there’s a camera however, you expect certain things out of it, so if everything’s sung, it just seems weird.

            Anyway, yeah, I liked the movie, I expected the plot problems( it’s what happens when you compress a 1900 page novel), but some of the actor choices, and some of the filming choices irked me.

  • Good morning all TAYbies!

    Thanks to everyone who turned up to the meat last night, it was awesome fun!

    For anyone tossing up on whether to see the Hobbit – its great, go see it.

  • Mid week TAY!? Change!

    I’m in Sydney for the week. 2 hours away from my shiny new console D: Hopefully everybody is good!

    Not long now until my Melbourne adventure either! I’ve got to ring the travel place to see where my tickets are…

  • blarg! dang trains making me late and missing out on sweet sacrilegious TAY time.

    How’s things people? are we all gearing up for christmas? you know it’s only 363 days away

  • You know what The Walking Dead game really needs? It’s need a manual save option. Seriously, why doesn’t it have one? Does it even have a thing to tell you when it autosaves? Cause I haven’t noticed one. I have no idea how much I’d need to replay next time whenever I stop.
    Other than that, it’s an awesome game.

  • Morning taaaay… Back at work for 2 days before heading to Wagga Wagga for family stuff for New Years! Should be awesome enough…
    How was everyone’s Christmas? Mine consisted of transferring 3 TB of movies and tv shows to my new NAS that I got from wifey, plus rebuilding my pc.. Cause I got bored more then anything XD

      • True story, I searched a few bottle shops for a mini bottle of rye whiskey and was going to put it in a bag with a card saying “want some rye? Of course you do” and give it to you last night.

        Alas mini bottles of rye are incredibly hard to find and getting you a full bottle seemed like a waste considering you don’t drink.

  • Meat write up:

    -Alcohol was consumed, Budweiser is quite acceptable.
    -Aleph & his e-cig is quite amusing.
    [email protected] & Mr. Strange are lovely people, thanks again guys \o/
    -Uh… Other stuff?
    -The movie was pretty good though I feel it could be one single 3 hour movie given the book. I thought it worked with the 3D & the HFR and the other fancy shit it had going on.
    [email protected] almost didn’t come, was total silliness!
    -Beavwa & Pip were there, @beavwa seems to only have the one shirt, the one he wore to the Melbourne meat =P
    -Lambo \o/ We spoke about Windows Phone & his games and other stuff!
    -I met Rockets, he’s a cool. Quieter than I expected.
    -DAN! He tried to fill Sughly’s shoes by making me feel uncomfortable, I was more cautious than uncomfortable.
    -Question or Beardy and I met his wife, Amber with her awesome Canadian accent.
    -Nob & I spoke about middle of bum fuck nowhere in Queensland and how good it was humidity didn’t exist out there, but the flies were a real downside.
    -Syvraen showed up, he was a cool dude!
    -Freeze & his always lovely wife gave me a lift up and back and put up with me, great people!
    -Went to this place called Groove Train for dinner, it was tasty food all around! The Spanish Chorizo Pizza I had was epic.

    Over all I give it some things out of a number and all that. I had a good time!

  • Eugh that moment when you see an Aus Post contractor go to your neighbours when you’re waiting for them to deliver shit to you, and knowing they’ve delivered your mail there before on “accident”

    • Oh, Life of Pi, get ready for a visually astounding movie with one of the worst protagonists that you could ever hope to deal with, and one of the most aggravating statements made in the history of cinema.

        • I’m okay with young Pi, I should add. He’s alright.

          It’s just future Pi of moderate oldness. Man, that guy. If he never opened his mouth, the whole thing would be infinitely better.

          But no, he has to be all “ATHEISM IS LITERALLY THE WORST THING IN THE WORLD. IT IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL. NOW BELIEVE IN A GOD. ANY GOD. JUST DON’T BE AN ATHEIST BECAUSE THEY SUCK.”

          Well fuck you, Pi. Die in a hole, you’re nowhere near as deep and inspired as you think. You’re a twat.

          *cough*

          Ummmm.

          Hmmmmmm.

          Hey, look over there!

  • Morning Fronds!

    Mini Meat write up thingie
    – I arrived and park my car at 5:57pm
    – I meet everyone at the bowling alley.
    – Met aleph for the first time to (Only said “hi” … something something I’m antisocial something something)
    – Met @rocketman for the first time. He’s a pretty cool kid guy
    – Met @beavwa and @princesspipster. They are both also awesome
    – I thought @beavwa shirt was Dark Souls related … which it wasn’t.
    – @princesspipster loved my shirt and claimed she would steal it from me by the end of the night D= also, she had really cool portal earrings!
    – @Syvraen (?) showed up but I didn’t talk to him cause I am anti-social!
    – @Strange and Mr Strange arrived! (Once again I didn’t talk to them because I am anti social)
    – @Freeze , @beavwa and I go to move our cars to take advantage of the free parking after 6:00pm
    – On the way back freeze picks up a straggler called @dc ! \o/
    – We walk into Timezone at about 7:00 to kill time while we wait for out 7:30 booking
    – We just stand around talking about playing GAEM until aleph and @Virus decide to play Guitar Hero at about 7:29
    – They played a Distrubed song … @Virus was not pleased
    – 7:30 FUD TIME!
    – I waited to get served at the bar, @Virus joins me in the waiting game and we talk about the pro’s and con’s of living in the middle of nowhere
    – I ordered a beef burger that I am pretty sure they just threw a whole dead cow on top of a couple of pieces of bread.
    – DAN left super early, something about buses not running late or something (8-9ish)
    – We decide we should head to the movies so everyone that wasn’t seeing the movie left.
    – We headed to the snack bar! Chocolate was super over-priced! But i still bought 2 packs (and a frozen coke)
    – We get to our seats and I am sitting next to @rocketman
    – We both agree that Tom Cruise doesn’t make a good action hero and his next movie will probably be the worst movie
    – We saw the Hobbit! It was REALLY awesome, I recommend anyone that is a fan to see it. It will not disappoint!
    – It’s about 1:30ish so We all head our separate ways after the movie!

    THE END

  • Today is thursday. I realized that back home I’d probably be subjected to news about somebody being trampled over sales in the US.

    Makes me feel a bit homesick.

    • For cleaning i love Alestorm and TISM!
      Nothing beats high-energy music for bouncing around the house “gettin’ yo tidy orn”

  • So i’ve started playing the Walking Dead.
    All i want to do now is go home and play more….
    I’m still super early in and i get the feeling things are going to get hairy soon. SQUEEEE!!!

  • Man I been plagued with all kinds of suck the past few days. Not expensive suck thankfully, but really bloody annoying. Since I’ve had the time, I’ve been working on a little project, I was hoping to have it done my Christmas eve. Now I’m just hoping before new years πŸ˜‰
    Yesterday’s issue was kinda my own dumb fault.

    I’ll explain abour that another time.. when I’m a little lessembarrassed ;0 ahha

    Sucks to be taking time away from it again, but at least this time I’m getting paid for it! w00t! l8rs PO-TAY-ters

  • Gonna make a point to see The Impossible in cinemas. Looks so good. Trailer basically spoils the entire thing, but I suspect it’s more about the experience rather than who lives and who dies. Harrowing stuff!

    • I don’t understand why trailers need be so comprehensive these days. I feel like after seeing the trailer for Life Of Pi twice I don’t need to see the movie anymore.
      And don’t even make me think about those awful trailers for terrible “comedy” movies that basically show you the whole thing. Ugh.

      • Yeah, I agree. Naive, maybe, but I think the people who make the movies should be in charge of marketing the movies. They’d be much more mindful about selling it authentically as well as not spoiling the damn thing! This trailer could stop at the 1:15 mark and it’d have done its job, the rest is just spoilers. :'(

      • If there’s one thing the initial trailer for Les Mis did really well, it was showing you just enough to get you interested. Have part of one song, some shots of some characters, and a landscape or two. BAM. TRAILER DONE, LET’S GO GET SOME DRINKS!

  • Does anyone here play minecraft? I’ve been meaning to get back into it since my bosses kids were pestering me for mods and junk because I’m the computer guy at work … would anyone be up for some minetaku?

    • Once upon a time we had a Minecraft server but that closed. Gorzy DID have a server but I haven’t been able to access it in like a week. =/

  • Harvey Norman customer support. Wow. Just, wow. Please, just give me my money back and I’ll never ever deal with you again. It was my mistake for thinking they even deserved a second chance.

      • Yeah. I ordered one 2 nights ago off their website. It was cheap and marked as “EOFY clearance sale”, so the price and everything looked pretty legit. I paid for it, and then find out only after some hassling on their facebook page that it was an error. They won’t say anything else and they won’t reply to anyone, and other people who bought one are having to open Paypal disputes in which HN is charging $1.25 for a refund! They’re trying to charge us for their own mistake and they won’t apologize or even try and communicate with anyone! It’s an absolute joke of a business.

        There’s one that I’m gonna get from Dick Smith, but I need my money back first πŸ™

        • If you’ve already paid and gotten a receipt they kind of need to give it to you or give you a refund … unless things have changed since I was doing retail

          • I haven’t even actually received an acknowledgement of the order apart from the Paypal receipt. At the moment they’re basically just holding my money while making it as hard as possible for me to get it back. I’m going to take it to the ACCC and/or Fair Trading.

    • I want to laugh because I know just how incompetent they are … but I feel sorry for anyone who has to go through them. how bout a hug while I stifle a giggle?

      mayhaps TAY Technical services can help?

    • not that much DC.

      contemplating how to get my steam big picture working without bluescreening my pc, praying that my housemate gets a job soon so I can start putting $400 a fortnight towards a big daddy cosplay and wondering how my chibi batman figure keeps moving around the office.

      How’s things in the wonderful land of you?

      • I tried Big Picture once with my laptop, most definitely not powerful enough. The thing nearly exploded. Plus I didn’t bother to work out how to get the sound to stop coming out of the laptop speakers instead of the TV. I think it’d only be really useful for me if I had a dedicated Steam Big Picture UI PC or something. πŸ˜€

        Nothing’s ever new with me, man. Haha!

        • I got it to run for about 20 minutes playing through Shank 2 … but then it bluescreened and I’m wary to try again on my 4 and a bit year old computer

          • Potential is all kinds of awesome, though — if I had a gamepad that is. Right now, it’s just a cool concept demo for the fuuuuuture. πŸ˜›

          • It works pretty much instantly with a ps3 controller hooked up through USB. but for an xbox controller you’d need either a wired one specifically for windows or one of the use wireless kits for windows. But yeah, I think the next iterations of consoles will have an interesting time if valve brought out a stand alone gaming box/os you could run from a loungeroom pc

  • Man, thought I was all caught up on TAY, but then the very last posts in #202 led me here for another 140 comments. Jeez guys.

    In other news, my mood is doing funny things, but I managed to be useful this afternoon so I feel okay right at the moment. How are you?

  • 20% off blurays and dvds at JB is shiny.
    Saved $40 total!
    Got my LOTR extended edition blurays, Hellboy 1&2 on bluray, I Am Legend and Constantine on bluray, and the Wire in the Blood dvd box set. Woo!

  • after a discussion at christmas with my cousin who is a woodworks teacher, he has agreed to help me with my lifelong dream by helping me build a MAME cabinet (for those of you confused, an arcade cabinet that plays a ton of other games). so hooray!

    wont be starting till school starts up for him, but already super excited πŸ™‚

    • that sounds pretty awesome. if you wanted to cheat a little, I’d recommend looking into a rasberry pi … decent little single board pc’s with 256/512mb ram and arm processors. they make awesome mame emulators and are incredibly tiny

  • Looking for recommendations for a cheap but not nasty PVR / HD Set Top Box for my mother. She’s had Foxtel iQ for years and is super used to it now but has decided it’s not worth the expense any more since she mainly watches free to air TV anyway. But I know the instant it’s gone she’ll be whinging about how she can’t record or pause TV.

    So looking for something in HD that can do the whole pause & rewind live TV thing, and ideally be able to view one channel while recording something on another (super ideal: record two watch another). And I have a kind of limited budget so cheaper is good.

  • Hey folks. Just had an email slide across my desk. Virgin are having an airfare sale and some of the dates of travel start the day after PAX. I can get people home from Melbourne to Sydney from $65 and from Melbourne to Brisbane from $99. These are only one way and only count for after PAX. Getting down will be more. One disclaimer – these are only on sale until tomorrow. If you want them you’ll have to get in quick. Anyone interested can send me a direct email to [email protected]

  • Started Episode 3 of The Walking Dead. It’s an awesome game, and if you don’t have it already, go get it now. I’m not leaving until you do. *crosses arms* πŸ˜›

          • Bit late for that :P. Maybe I can talk my way into coming a few days later…

            I don’t think they want me going camping or roadtripping. They suggested if I were to go interstate to fly up ands tay at a hotel or something, so I guess I can swindle them into possibly flying up sometime :).

          • How old are you? I understand if you live with your parents you’ll still have to abide by rules but at some point they’ll need to let you experience stuff. You’re no safer flying and staying alone in a hotel than you are roadtripping and camping with a bunch of friends. Both are something good to experience though.

          • 19

            But I get where they’re coming from, camping with internet friends I don’t know πŸ˜›

            I flew to Malaysia by myself around the same time in 2010. Then met up with some friends in Japan so flying shouldn’t be an issue. Maybe I’ll do something early next year :).

            Bit late notice too since I told them on the weekend but I knew how they’d react so…

  • Xenoblade update. This is the worst game ever. Everyone is so ugly and I hate them. There’s nothing interesting to do and the battle system is yawn-worthy.

    I love the game. There’s so much to do and see that I just keep wandering around everywhere again and again, talking to people and doing stuff for them and collecting shiny collectible spots. The way fighting works is interesting and I look forward to learning more about how it all works. But the main characters are still ugly. πŸ˜›

    • There were no story spoilers in my above comment but there are in this one.
      What’s the deal with the Heart-To-Hearts? When you have an option on what to say is there a right and wrong answer and will it mess up the progression of the relationship with that character if you screw it up? I did the barfy cliched one with Fiora and Shulk where she was all “Eek! I think I told you I wanted to marry you one day” and because decisions cripple me I’m now wracked with curiosity about how it would have gone if I’d responded differently.

      • If I recall it’s just for links and will unlock cutscenes between the chraracters and maybe make them better in battle(? I forgot). It’s like an on going counter so I wouldn’t worry too much about it. Plenty of chances to get hearts in battle!

  • Page 2 on a Thursday.

    This reminds me of when I first joined TAY. Ahh, those were the days.

    How young and innocent we were.

    … … You know what, I’m going to leave it as is.

  • BEARDY’S LATE PRE-MEAT, MEAT AND POST-MEAT WRITE-UP

    PRE-MEAT WRITE-UP

    – @Rocketman shows up early and is amazing. Have you seen his video of Who Let The Dogs Out featuring the crazy barking man? No? Prepare to lol your butts off. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94mAtiWTvA0
    – We all head into the city to meet @mythamphetamine – he gives Berkid and I a bottle of Moet as a Giftsmas present.
    – @dkzeitgeist texts me and tells me he’s been stabbed twice before hitting Indooroopilly, and was offered a baby in exchange for a cigarette. But it turned out to be just a shaved sugar glider.
    – We meet @dkzeitgeist at EB Games and then go have a look at Mr Toys Toyworld in the mall. @mythamphetamine buys an English policeman hat, and @dkzeitgeist buys Star Wars LEGO, but it’s that terrible CGI Sarlacc Pit that George Pukas put into the DVD releases. Ew. But now Dan! has Boba Fett! Yay!
    – we all go back to my place for board games and booze.
    – @mythamphetamine gets drunk really quickly.
    – First we play Quelf.
    – @mythamphetamine draws a card which makes him and @dkzeitgeist play leap frog in my lounge room.
    – @rocketman has to ask his right foot for permission to speak if his sentence contains more than three words.
    – Many lols were had.
    – We played Things. Many more lols were had.
    – @dkzeitgeist changes my Facebook and Twitter pictures to his gorgeous face. I vow never to change them.
    – We played some Playstation Allstars, some Mario Party 2 and talked shit until it was time for the meat.

    MEAT WRITE-UP

    – @rocketman is a good driver.
    – we turn up to find @freezespreston, Mrs Freeze and @virus__ waiting for us at the bowling alley.
    – slowly everyone filters in.
    – we get worried @dc won’t turn up, and secretly I start crying inside because I really want to meet him
    – @dc turns up, and is just as great as I thought he would be.
    – Mrs Freeze is awesome and makes a reservation for us at Groove Train.
    – @strange gifts me Goldeneye for the N64, and I forget to bring A Dance With Dragons with me to give to her >_<
    – I’m not going to attempt to write everyone’s handles in here, because I’ll probably screw them up!
    – We ate dinner, and I think it was pretty unanimous that Groove Train is the bomb diggity. Tenouttaten. Would dine again.
    – after dinner, we all migrate upstairs. The moviegoers grab snacks, and the non-movie goers head home.
    – The Hobbit is great, if a little bloated.
    – 48 frames per second is now my preference when seeing something in 3D. I found it so much easier to keep track of things, especially in fight scenes.
    – I have some criticisms of Teh Hawbbitz but I won’t go into them here, cos people still likely haven’t seen it yet.
    – By 12:30am I am extremely sleepy.
    – @rocketman drives us back to our place, and is still a great driver.
    – I tuck @rocketman and @mythamphetamine into their beds and give them goodnight kisses on their cheeks, then I pass out.

    POST MEAT WRITE-UP

    – @rocketman leaves early to get back to Hervey Bay before lunch time.
    – I force a man-hug on him, because he’s a rad dude.
    – @rocketman reciprocates
    – @mythamphetamine and I trade music recommendations to each other, then I force him to watch some Game Grumps.
    – He remarks that JonTron and Egoraptor look like a bizarro world @dkzeitgeist and I.
    – we play some Sonic Generations, and then head into the city.
    – we catch the bus to Roma St Train Station, then wander around aimlessly for a while.
    – walking next to the river is lovely.
    – eventually we end up at Nando’s at Southbank, and Aleph tries it for the first time. He chooses the hot sauce on his burger, and remarks that it’s only mild compared to the stuff he usually eats.
    – meanwhile, the peri peri salt on my chips causes my eyes to water and my nostrils to evacuate.
    – we wander over to the city and have a look at Comics Etc. I pick up the Aquaman #1 trade paperback and Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #1. Aleph picks up Death by Neil Gaiman for his flight tonight, although we both agree that we’ll both likely be napping before the day is over.
    – we walk back to Roma St train station, and we go our separate ways.
    – I wistfully sit on my train platform thinking about all the good times I’ve had in the last 24 hours while trying to fight off the urge to curl up on the hard metal bench to have a little snooze before my train comes.

  • whats happening TAY?

    I’ve got stuff in my Steam inventory that I cant use or don’t want or need. Maybe someone here does?

    STUFF!

    Torchlight
    Left 4 Dead 2
    Payday : The Heist
    Ace of Spades x2

    anyone want stuff?

    Edit: also, hi. hope your xmasses were good etc.

  • Awesome i’ve missed out on about 5 notifications today. What the hell is going on? First off I missed a couple from Nob, now from Beardy.. Anyone else having this issue? Like they do not appear in my notifications part of my profile at all.

  • Spec Ops: The Line, interesting game. Pretty hard hitting. But so far it’s just proving to me that the US Marines are a pack of pricks and that they’re the best of the best supposedly.

  • Just came back from watching the Hobbit with my folks, my brother and his girlfriend I actually liked it, I would of liked it a hell of a lot more if the cinema seats weren’t so damn uncomfortable, my shoulder aches. πŸ™

    Minor spoiler
    Was that bird/snail scene at the very end suppose to be a Ice Age reference? or am I just reading too much into it?

    • Not an Ice Age reference as far as I’m aware. Mainly it was to make obvious that thrushes were returning to the Lonely Mountain, and to indicate that at least one of the was hanging around the secret back door, as per the instructions in the moon runes.

  • So uh I have nothing packed for the camping trip except for a tent and I haven’t pre-booked I’m just gonna show up and I know very little about what the hell is going on-

    ..

    ehhh I can worry about that tommorow.

  • Everyone.

    Thirty Flights of Loving is on sale. You should buy it. Buy it for @notoriousr. Buy it for me. Buy it for baby Jesus. Buy it because I’ve typed it as “but iy” every freaking time.

  • Morning everyone. How are you all going?
    I’m hoping to start sewing today. Our toilet is leaking badly and desperately needs replacing so I’m hoping to finish Nova’s cosplay quickly so I can make rupee cushions (sorry Nova!)

  • Is it bad form to go to a concert alone?
    My mate that i usually go to metal shows with isn’t picking up his phone (he’s always impossible to get a hold of), but i realllly want to go see Alestorm and be on their DVD!

    • Morning Loops! Eh, not really bad form. Might be slightly weird if you’re not used to going to one by yourself, but you can’t say you didn’t try to contact your pal! I’m sure it’d be fun any ways! Do it! πŸ˜€

      • Yeah… that’s the problem – i never do ANYTHING alone. I’m a social sort of person. It’ll be weird as hell…
        But… ALESTORM!

    • Why would it be bad form? It’s not like you can ever hear what anyone you’re with is saying. πŸ˜›
      There’s always a sense of togetherness at a metal show anyway, so go by yourself, get right up the front and have fun. You may even make new friends.

  • Man, going to be insanely slow here for ages! Half the TAYbies in the woods, I sure hope it’s not the makings of a slasher film. :S

  • @saturday: Before you leave on your trip, I’ve started Chaos on Deponia. Something is weird with the voice acting, making Rufus seem even more of a jerk. I don’t know… too deep or something. Doesn’t have the mischevious quality of the first game. The writing’s just as good, but maybe this is the problem you had with him? I’m liking it a whole lot, though. Just an observation!

    • Well, no, my personal opinion is that

      In chaos, he pretty much gets as much character development in the first; as in barely any at all. There is a major part where he deals with his past, but even that seems kind of simply thrown out there. In general, while he does have a interesting backstory, his kinda-asshole personality is never thrown into question or developed really any further aside from “he’s selfish, wait, nope, he isn’t because of goal. Wait, no, he still kinda is.” *shrugs*

  • For people who’ve seen The Hobbit:
    The face that Gandalf pulls when Galadriel springs him with mind-speak in Rivendell was utterly hilarious. So cheeky!

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  • You know, other than Ace of Spades, Skyrim and the Tomb Raider Collection, I don’t think there’s been anything in the Steam sale that’s really interested me this time. Not that that’s a bad thing, of course πŸ˜›

  • okay, so i don’t know if this was common knowledge or not..

    BUT THE SEQUEL TO 999 FREAKING CAME OUT AND I DIDN’T EVEN KNOW!

    i saw it at JB hi-fi and was like “hmmmmm, ‘Virtue’s last Reward’, wait… isn’t that the sequel to 999?” after a quick google search on my phone to confirm this i squealed with delight and bought it!

    seriously…. how did i miss this coming out? i know a lot of people on here are 999 fans, so i thought i’d mention it here in case anyone else had missed it as well…

    Edit: i got it on vita, but i’m pretty sure it’s on both vita and 3DS, which is quite weird but cool at the same time, oh yeah and it’s awesome.

  • SHORT VERSION PAGE 3 REPOST FOR THE EMPEROR!

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    Alpha Legion Champion armour set
    Blood Angels Veteran armour set
    Chaos Unleashed map pack
    Death Guard Chamption armour set
    Dreadnought assault DLC (greatest game mode!)
    Emperors Elite pack
    Golden Relic bolter
    Golden Relic chainsword
    Iron Hands Chapter pack
    Legion of the Damned armour set
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  • Okay, I just saw the games section of the JB Hi Fi website…

    XBOX 360 Bundle:
    – 250GB Hard Drive
    – Forza Motorsport 4 Essentials Edition
    – Skyrim (Download Token)
    – Halo 4 Game
    – 1 Month Xbox Live Gold

    PS3 Bundle:
    – 12GB Hard Drive
    – Wireless Controller

    Now here’s the funny part… they’re both retailing for $299.

  • Today is double day. During the lunch break in the cricket, I’m heading down to KFC to grab a zinger double.

    If I don’t return, tell my wife I love her…

  • @chuloopa Ohh man, don’t get me started on Tomic. Annoys me so much πŸ˜› Hopefully I don’t see or hear of him when I’m at the tennis next month… I’m convinced people/the media only like him because he’s Australian πŸ˜›

    Anyway, Hi TAY!

    • Convinced?
      It IS the reason they like him.
      It seems that if you are one of the only Australians in worldwide sport you get automatic adoration no matter how much of a dick you are.
      Case and point – Anthony Mundine

      • Hmm, I don’t think anybody other than The Man actually likes Mundine. But there’s enough love there to sustain his entire career.

        Hewitt is perhaps a better example, though his dickishness is offset by winning 2 majors, being world number 1 for a while, and the undying effort he puts in to every match. That last point is actually why I kinda like the guy.

    • I’m convinced people/the media only like him because he’s Australian
      Yes, that and he has performed well on occasion. That’s fairly standard, isn’t it? They obviously wouldn’t care about him if he was not Australian, or never got past the first round of the slams.

      • Oh there’s no doubt he’s got talent. I just don’t like how the stations prioritise Australian players over the more popular international players.

          • It’s not about how they’d be branded, it’s simply that the best rating games. They know that the very top guys and the Australians have recognition that will actually draw people to watch their “must-see” matches. The others just blend into the background.

            I’m guilty of this myself. I’ll make an effort to watch games with Federed, Nadal, Djokovic, Tomic, Federer or Stosur. The others, well, I’ll watch them if they’re on.

    • Tomic was in the local papers a while back. He’s on his P’s so can’t drive a powerful car. So he went out and got a BMW M5 twin turbo V10. Got special permission to drive it to training only. So he takes it out every night to do burnouts at The Spit. Been busted a few times, lost his licence and still did it. Got chased by the cops back home, locked his gate and told the cops he was terrified of them because they were harassing him and were out to get him.

      I lost any shred of respect I may have had for him after that.

  • My copy of Darksiders 2 is just sitting there… waiting to be played…
    I want to play it… but I can’t…
    I have to do other stuff. πŸ™

  • Sooo. Sydney trains. Myself, Sughly and Aleph have been wrongly directed by station staff a few times now and would have caught 5 trains to get from Homebush to Penrith.

    At minimum. Assuming we don’t get lost.

    Again.

  • OMG!!!
    I THINK I HAVE GOTTEN MY FIRST EVER SCRIBBLETAKU BEFORE EVERYONE ELSE!!

    I’ve guessed a few others, but not before others have seen it πŸ˜€

  • DEVELOPMENTS!!

    I finally got a refund from Harvey Norman. I just want to say a great big fuck you to Harvey Norman, their online department, and every single customer service member. It doesn’t matter whether it’s now at 19 years old looking for a computer, or when I’m 50 looking to replace my broken stove, I will never, ever shop at this pathetic excuse for a store again.

    They didn’t even apologize to anyone. Their response was just a load of legal junk about their Terms and Conditions, along with a reminder that it’s still available to buy for the correct price of $877!

      • Yep, that’s the main thing! Now I can take it to Dick Smith, who I’ve only ever had positive interactions with. I hope my local store doesn’t close, I like shopping there.

        The Herald Sun are looking for statements from people over this, so it’ll be interesting to see where it goes.

  • So, I’m home after spending Christmas with the family, including my sister who came over from WA. It’s nice to have access to my own computer again.

  • I am the best at camping.
    5 trains from Homebush to Penrith (I managed to turn it into 2 on the way back!).

    So yeah. Now I’m sitting in Pez’s apartment.
    SO. DAMNED. CAMP.

    …waitaminute, that came out wrong.

  • I fear my back is now broken and my t-shirt permanently stretched after spending hours carrying around two children and having them climb all over me.

  • @mythamphetamine This place looks like a good hostel right in the heart of Melbourne.
    http://www.urbancentral.com.au/
    4 bed dorms are under $30 a night and it has good reviews. There are cheaper places but you’re only looking at a couple of dollars a night and often with 8 or even 10 beds to a dorm.
    If you’re happy to pay a little more you can get a 4 bed dorm with an ensuite too.

    I’m pretty sure the dorms are mixed so if you have a problem sharing a room with girls then you may want to look elswhere.

  • I showed my sister a Microsoft Surface at JB HiFi today. She wants one now. I think it helps that I changed the start screen to pink before she got there, and the fact she saw one of the pink keyboard covers for it. πŸ˜›

  • @bish on Virtues last reward

    BISHY WISHY

    i have not beaten the game yet, but what is your definition of beat? as in gotten all of the endings or just one?

    i will however tell you where i am up too

    So, firstly i chose to go with luna at the start, then i allied with her during the first round of the ambidex game, she did as well, everyone was happy. now for the second chromatic doors i’m currently paired with Alice and i chose K as my other partner, currently doing the puzzle with the pool table (if that rings a bell). but yeah, the game is awesome, so much fun.

    oh and a serious answer for @chuloopa 999 was a puzzle/ visual novel game (kinda like Professor Leyton but not) on DS, had an awesome story and was just the bees knees.

    • I’m sure we all really appreciate it though :D!

      I live in Melbourne so… πŸ˜› and as for travelling after? PAX ends as Uni begins… BOOOO

        • You know, we may have to rethink this plan. Having all that awesomeness in one city could cause the universe to explode or something.

      • Wow you’re probably the only person I’ve seen say that! I’m not super excited for PAX but for meeting TAYbies! (and free goodie bags hopefully!)

        • He’s probably one of those ‘hermit’ people we keep hearing about. You wouldn’t know anything about those kind, would you Greenius? πŸ˜›

      • I didn’t even know a TAY meetup was happening at PAX I was just mentioning that PAX is local to me and I have no interest in going to it.

        Stop judging me =(

        • That’s okay! We can totally hang after PAX.
          I don’t know how long conventions usually go for, but if it goes past dinner, I’ll be outta there to have a proper meal.

  • Yay. Won’t be able to finish the last episode of The Walking Dead until sunday. And I just finished Chapter 3 so I’m sorta half way through it…

    THE SUSPENSE WILL KILLE ME D:

  • SPAGHETT’S LAST SONG PLAYED GAME

    Currently playing Ashita Muki Koufuku, Komaeminaki Myounichi by Dir En Grey πŸ˜€

    Such high energy metal

  • I just started playing Saints Row 3 after having it sitting there in my Steam account for a few weeks! That has to be the most epic intro to a game ever.

    And I don’t know if it’s just me, but every time I go to play a game with my Xbox controller, the batteries are always dead πŸ˜› I’m gonna wait for a pair to charge and jump back into it.

  • Hey gang. Drank some homemade mai tais tonight, so am a little drunk. Apparently, I’m exactly the same, only more so. Didn’t realise when we made them up that it would make so much… and because wife is breastfeeding, I’m going to have to take this massive amount of alcohol on before it goes off. First drink I’ve had in months, and the first time I’ve been drunk in 4.5 years. Enjoy it.

  • My impressions on Silent hill downpour

    good
    The atmosphere. Before the first enemy I was constantly waiting for an enemy. Made for great tension.
    The story appear to be going quite well.

    Bad
    The morality choices… so far the choices I’ve chosen have been for nothing and i must admit that it’s getting frustrating. why give me a choice when you’re not going to adhere to it?
    Combat is awkward, much like most SH games.
    No health indicator and no real healing indicator. I seriously can’t tell when I’m hurt or healing. It’s rather frustrating.
    It’s quite easy to get stuck as well. so far I’ve been stuck a few times.
    The red and black enemy/chase sequences. Everyone hated it in SH3, so what honestly made them think it would be fine now?

    the overall result
    incredibly frustrating, but not insanely difficult like homecoming. Would probably be a better game under a different IP. I will probably play through for the story at least.

  • Guys – if only only want to spend around $40 on headphone for gaming, should i but a pair of stand-alone headphones and a seperate mic later, or buy a basic gaming headset?
    From what i’ve been reading gaming headsets are all about marketing and really aren’t great value for money??

      • On a more serious note, I don’t really know much about what headsets are good or not, but I bought a Plantronics Gamecom something or other 2 years ago for $40, it was pretty good. But it broke so I need to replace it.
        Nothing compares to the good old iPhone earphones stuck in sideways though πŸ˜›

    • G35s and its wireless brother are pretty cool guys! Kinda double your budget though πŸ˜›

      I think Siberia II (or something like that) can be usef on PC and console. Trjn says the’re comfy and feel like pillows!

      #NotReallyHelping
      #ButHelpingAtLeastMoreThanLambo

    • I wouldn’t imagine that $40 would get you much of anything in the way of decent sound reproduction and voice recording.
      I use standalone headphones, with my mic being integrated in my webcam. I can see the benefits of a headset, but there’s something about having a mic in my face that irks me. To each their own though.

      As a definitive answer to the question less all my bullshit waffling, yes, buy the nicest ear/head-phones you can that fit the budget, and figure out the mic later, so long as verbal communication in gaming isn’t that high on your priority list :3

      • Also, don’t bother with the 7.1 bullshit. I know, it’s over the $40 limit you put in place, but seriously. Don’t even consider being tempted by it πŸ˜›

    • A $40 pair of headphones will sound better than a $40 headset, but obviously you get no mic. Depends on how crucial having the mic is I guess! I had the Logitech g330 for a while. I’m pretty sure you can get them for around $40. The sound was pretty good and the mic was also fairly good.

    • Found the ones I have for sale on ebay brand new! 28 bucks delivered. If I remembered correctly DSE wanted 70 bucks for them back when TDK still made them. (I picked them up on clearance for 5 bucks)

      Here they are.

      They’re pretty decent, good sound, comfortable once you stretch them a bit if you have a largeish head. They also have this gimmicky vibrate feature.. Kind of adds to the bass, not much point using it though.

  • @greenius! When I first started Xenoblade Chronicles I thought it was pretty cool but honestly just wanted to go back to Graces. ( Mr. Strange is on holidays so I can’t use the main TV, which the PS3 is plugged in to.) But now I’ve l played a bit more(I’ve gotten to the part where I can leave the first area) and I am definitely hooked. Still want to play Graces, but as well as Xenoblade, not instead of it. I can see there’s lot of depth to the game. Not just combat-wise, but story-wise as well. I’m really enjoying and every day I am so glad we moved the Wii out into the family room when we got our new TV. πŸ˜›

    • :’)

      I TOLD YOU SO!

      See that everybody? Give Xenoblade a go and don’t overlook it just because it’s on the Wii!

      Glad to hear you’re really enjoying it too. I want to discuss things without giving too much away but if I recall it goes Colony 9 – area – THIS AREA IS AWESOME – the next 4 or so following this are just amazing and that’s where I got hooked! Where are you up to? I think you might already be at the awesome area.

  • HOLY CRAP – EPISODE ONE OF THE WALKING DEAD GAME WAS AWESOME!!!
    Seriously can’t wait to get stuck in to episode 2.
    Why the hell couldn’t i save both the girl and doug, though. So unfair. Seriously hoping that father dies a horrible a gruesome death too.

  • I’m about to go get some shut eye, but I just wanna say @strange is awesome! Feels like a weight has lifted after that e-mail. Thank you! πŸ™‚ Good night, catch you on the flip side and all that, home slices! Always a pleasure too, drunk @shane! Nice to see @mythamphetamine back as well!

    Take it easy, folks!

  • @notoriousr @powalen @blaghman (who is camping) @whoeverelse
    Doctor Who
    The character of ‘Clara’: I like her sass. Amy started off like this, but the back and forth between Oswin and the Doctor feels much better, although that might be because Amy Pond sassed a little less towards the end of her run. I’m imagining potential for Gilmore Girls style banter here, but that’s probably just wishful thinking.
    The mystery of Oswin: I like it. Not necessarily the “AND THEN UNEXPLAINED STUFF, NOW CREDITS” part, but the potential for space mystery that isn’t “The universe is ending”. Plus it gives her some backstory to discover. There’s greater depth here to possibly explore; Amy and Rory were fleshed out a bit with their personal lives, but they were still limited to boring Human origins. Rose, Martha and Donna were barely touched at all. I think we got to see their families and that’s it? Again, potential here.
    Opening: Terrible. Truly, truly terrible.

    • I like Clara a lot and she has a lot of potential. I personally never really cared for Amy much, but I thought Rory was cool. The mystery of oswin bit: I can see it unravelling three ways-
      You find out about the two oswins dealio in the first episode
      You find out about it at the end of the season
      You find out about it at the end of Jenna’s run as companion.
      I am hoping it is the second option there, but I feel like I’ve been burned with the whole Silence/Tardis exploding/Alternate reality where Matt Smith has a terrible beard thing/River is Amy’s daughter – that I just don’t have patience to wait for an explanation because moffat likes to draaaaaaaaaaaaaggggggggg things out. But maybe they can do something to crush my cynicism. WHO KNOWS

    • I liked this episode a lot more than I liked any of the previous few. I’m looking forward to the new season now, whereas before I was a bit “meh”.

      • But Dinosaurs!
        IN SPACE!

        I agree though.
        I understand that the past few episodes were sort of padded around Amy and Rory’s runs as companions, but I think the mystery of Oswin also adds to the excitement of what would typically be seeing how and new companion performs.

  • @strange @powalen Regarding Melbourne meats, what days are you here & available and where are you staying? Will arrange something.

    • I’m pretty sure the 12th is when everyone will be here. If I recall Powalen gets here on like the 11th for the Aus Open while Aleph leaves on the 13th. No idea about Strange though but she’s here for some concert :P.

      Unless I’m totally remembering wrong…

    • I’m staying at a place called City Limits on Little Bourke St. Our plane gets in just before midday on Saturday the 12th of January and that afternoon/evening is my only free night because I’m seeing Sabaton on the 13th, and Nightwish/Sabaton on the 14th.

      • Oh. Just checked the hotel’s website and apparently it’s in Chinatown. Shouldn’t be too difficult to find something to do close by, then. πŸ™‚

        • There’s a cool Korean BBQ restaurant in Chinatown! Main food is okay I guess but they have free side dishes and one of them is bloody awesome. No idea what it is though but it’s good! hah πŸ˜›

  • So after joking with @dc about setting Pez’s apartment on fire, the building gets evacuated at 4:30am.

    Perhaps I’ll reconsider next time I try to make a funny, huh!

  • Final touches on cleaning the house today

    Then tomorrow morning I am going into Sydney to collect Sam, and come back on the train with her

    I don’t mind a two hour trip if she is at my destination

  • Chaos on Deponia has some really awesome, creative puzzles:

    Rufus had to remember a secret knock combination as he travelled from the tavern to a dark alley, cutting through the town square. The game’s soundtrack kicks in at the town square and Rufus gets the tune stuck in his head, forgets the combination. To solve the puzzle, you’ve got to turn the game’s music off in the main menu! πŸ˜€

  • I’m watching a few Top 5 games of 2012 videos from Rev3Games and it got me thinking, what’s your top 5? (in no particular order unless you can and want to rank them). Too many people focus on a single GOTY so why not do a top 5!

    I haven’t played a few of the bigger releases this year like Mass Effect 3, Max Payne 3, Sleeping Dogs and Far Cry 3 but I think Far Cry 3 could replace Journey or Trials Evolution.

    Journey
    Trials Evolution
    Borderlands 2
    Dishonored
    The Walking Dead

    Other good games include: Resident Evil: Revelations, Fez, Theatrhythm, XCOM, Mark of the Ninja and Thirty Flights of Loving.

    As an added bonus how about some really good games that DIDN’T come out in 2012 that you only played this year?

    The Binding of Isaac
    Saints Row: The Third
    Okami (HD came out this year but it’s practically the same game)
    Persona 4: Golden (enhanced port of an old game, doesn’t really count as new!)
    Rayman Origins
    Civilization V

    Stuff on both of these lists are just things I can remember. There’s probably some games I’m forgetting πŸ˜› (as I make edits I’m putting new things in!)

    • Top 5 GOTY (in no particular order)

      Mark of the Ninja
      Journey
      Borderlands 2
      The Walking Dead
      Max Payne 3

      Games that I loved but weren’t released this yeah (GTILBWRTY?)

      Persona 3:FES
      … I’m sure there are others

    • I’m fairly sure that the majority of games I played this year came out a while ago.

      The top 5 games that came out this year for me (in no particular order aside from Journey at the to): Journey, Borderlands 2, Mass Effect 2, FTL and Diablo 3.

      Other games I played through this year: Arkham Asylum, Arkham City, Portal 2, Shadow of the Colossus, Saints Row 3, Limbo, Half Life 2 and probably a few more. So you can see, it’s a pretty good year of going back and playing slightly older games for me.

    • 1. SPACE MARINE
      2. SPACE MARINE
      3. SPACE MARINE
      4. SPACE MARINE
      5. TRIALS EVOLUTION… NAHHH… SPAAAYYSSHHHH MAAAURREEEENNNNN!!!!

    • Hmm let’s see;

      Max Payne 3
      The Walking Dead
      Far Cry 3
      Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD (it brought back all the memories!)
      Spec Ops: The Line

      Games that I played for the first time but didn’t come out this year;

      L.A. Noire
      Deus Ex: Human Revolution
      Alan Wake & Alan Wake: All American Nightmare (Hi @sughly!)
      Saints Row: The Third
      Batman Arkham City

    • Borderlands 2
      Final Fantasy XIII-2
      Max Payne 3
      Halo 4
      Mass Effect 3

      DIDN’T come out in 2012 that you only played this year?

      The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
      Red Dead Redemption
      Fallout: New Vegas
      Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Unsure if I played this in 2012 or 2011 tbh)
      Borderlands (I tried to beat the game a week before Borderlands 2 was released and failed, it was still a lot of fun playing however.)

    • Top five games for me? I don’t think I really finished 5 games this year … let’s see

      Halo 4
      Borderlands 2
      Dishonoured
      Papo & Yo

      … well balls, I’ve only finished 4 games.

    • Need for Speed Least Wanted
      A Night in the Laboratory
      Vartun’s Pillar
      Griff Dangers in Mettle vs. Metal
      Mark’s Birthday Game

      Wait, that’s a list of the games I made this year. πŸ˜›
      Here’s my real list
      The Walking Dead
      Halo 4
      Borderlands 2
      FTL
      Trials Evolution

    • I’m really not sure. Do I list something like Spec Ops: The Line, which was an incredibly thought-provoking game which had a lot of interesting things to say, but had arse gameplay? Do I list something like Tales of Graces, which I enjoyed immensely but wouldn’t argue with anyone who said it’s hardly revolutionary or groundbreaking or even that amazing, effectively the KFC of JRPGs?

      If you go by the amount of time spent playing, for me it’s SWTOR, Borderlands 2, Graces, Mass Effect 3, then a bunch of other stuff. Probably Lumines on the Vita in fifth place actually. But I definitely wouldn’t list SWTOR and Borderlands 2 I’m finding dreadfully dull.

      Games I finished or spent a lot of time with this year:
      – Disgaea 4
      – SWTOR
      – Mass Effect 3
      – Tales of Graces f
      – Corpse Party
      – TERA
      – Diablo III
      – Darksiders
      – Darksiders II
      – Spec Ops: The Line
      – Fall of Cybertron
      – Sleeping Dogs
      – Borderlands 2
      – AssCreed Revelations
      – AssCreed 3
      – Halo 4
      – Lumines: Electronic Symphony
      – Professor Layton & the Curious Village
      – X-COM

      Of those I’d say that probably overall, in terms of every part of the game working well for me, it might actually be Sleeping Dogs. If Mass Effect 3’s ending had been better or had I been able to bring myself to do a Renegade playthrough (will never do it, requires fucking over characters I like) it might be up there, but it’s definitely top 5 for me regardless. Other than that, I really don’t know. Spec Ops stood out, but the reason it stood out was nothing to do with the playing of the game. Darksiders II was great but I liked the first one more in retrospect, and it probably is the game that sank THQ too. Halo 4 was solid but it was basically just another Halo and I hated the new enemies. AssRev was more fun than Ass3 and neither were that great. I’d rate Corpse Party pretty high for such a simple game but it’s also a few years old, and the elements of it that work are the story and writing and voice acting, not the game itself, same as Spec Ops. X-COM I like, but the randomness of it and the stressful nature of the game intimidates me too much to want to play it. Persona 4 Golden would be on my list if I had spent more time with it but I’m still only halfway through May. πŸ™ TERA I nearly got into in a big way but constant lag issues forced me elsewhere. Diablo III was an incredibly average game made a hell of a lot worse by the asinine decision to make it always-online.

      So I guess my top 5 are:
      – Sleeping Dogs
      – Mass Effect 3
      – Tales of Graces
      – Darksiders II
      – Halo 4

      But only because they’re the 2012 games I played enough to feel I can talk about them in this capacity, actually enjoyed the majority of my time with and which didn’t have massive glaring flaws all over the place for me. Mind you Spec Ops would easily knock Halo 4 out if it didn’t play so controller-chuckingly frustrating.

  • Oh god.. Kat Von D is engaged again.. This time to Deadmau5. I feel sorry for the bloke he doesn’t know what he is getting into. Though, this time he isn’t twice her age like the last few have been lol.

      • Yeah sam here, she’s an amazing artist. Just yeah she gets in waaaay too much drama. and all that. Also Deadmau5 looks like Rockets, is there something Rockets isn’t telling us =O

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  • So … I was just thinking everyone’s got their games of the year and stuff. What about gaming video of the year? Like trailers/tech demos and the like.

  • Walking Dead game!
    No spoilers.
    The save game between Chapters 1 & 2 didn’t transfer properly.
    Then Chapter 2 crashed and I lost 2 hours of progress.

    So bollocks to that. I may have nothing else to play but I’m perfectly content to let that ruin my game experience for me and never touch it again.
    Hooray!

  • I had about less than half a block of chocolate left from Christmas, and I think it was starting to melt.
    I was originally going to have a couple of pieces, but for some reason, I began to relentlessly chow down on the whole thing, piece by piece.
    Now it is all eaten… I have no regrets.

    ..oh yeah, also, I picked up WWE 13 for PS3 and Eden of the East Complete Collection on blu-ray. \o/

    Also, if anyone wants Dark Souls on PC, it’s going to be 50% off on Steam in five minutes! πŸ˜€

    • I think it’s been around $15 on Amazon for a while πŸ˜€

      Same dealio as always with Amazon though, need a credit/debit card and a (fake) US address.

  • Oh, man. One of the item descriptions in Chaos on Deponia is still weirdly in Rufus’ German voice. Freaked me out more than I care to admit!

  • T-T-T-TRIPLE POSTTTTT

    (I’m posting to give my buddy D.C. something to read as well as my other refreshers)

    D.C. should totally have a birthday meat!

    Yeah?

    πŸ˜€

  • I have a whole shitton of unfinished & unplayed games and I don’t feel like playing any of them πŸ™

    EDIT: In before Greenius suggests Xenoblade.

  • @negativezero @melbournetaybies I arrive in Melbourne midday on the 12th of January, flight home is at 10am (I think) 4:30pm on the 16th. I’ll be free for meats any time except during the day on the 14th/15th, as I will be at the tennis.

    I’m staying at Ibis Melbourne (supposedly it’s pretty central?) so it should be good! Can’t wait to meet everyone! πŸ˜€

  • The whole New Years thing. Anyone willing to go from a maybe to a yes? I’m thinking just rock up to my place at 7 and go from there. Wouldn’t mind knowing who is actually coming though. Would help slightly in the buying of fud and drunk.

  • Just started the original Darksiders. Is there any way of dropping the graphic settings at all? It’s a little bit laggy. More so in cut scenes where the video falls behind the sound, but a bit in game as well. There doesn’t seem to be anything in the options menu aside from the brightness setting

  • I have not played any Xenoblade or Tales today. I hope I get time to fix this later tonight.
    Instead I’ve been shut away in the spare room trying to at least finish the top of my daughter’s quilt so I’ll have something vaguely resembling a quilt to gift her on her birthday tomorrow. πŸ˜›

  • PEOPLE I NEED HELP (Yes this is apparent to those who know me.)

    I have an iPad 3 and I’m selling it. No, not here. But I’m getting rid of it. It’s been ****ing useless for tafe and Im betting it will be just as useless for University.

    So, still wanting to keep with something that can word process I don’t want to get back to a full laptop but I’m left with two options:

    A MS Surface, with MS Office, RT version.

    or

    ASUS TF700T Transformer tablet with full keyboard etc and whatever office compatible program I can find.

    Advice? Thoughts? Ideas? The iPad hasn’t worked for me because I don’t like the operating environment, I’m definitely more of an android/windows man, I don’t mind the Windows8 environment as well, its not too bad at the end of the day. Just wondering if anyones used either and the thoughts they have?

    Unfortunately the thing that puts me off the SURFACE PRO is the idea that:

    a.) It does not come with OFFICE.
    b.) 3 hour battery life. Just not acceptable by *any* means in *any* way.

    So… thoughts?