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@  ermac666 : (31 July 2015 - 10:07 PM) I just got the god of war 3 remastered version on the ps4. It was impressive on the ps3, but my god, the 1080p and locked 60 fps makes some of the epic sequences even more awesome. The game still holds up pretty well. I am a fan of the series, and the game is at its very best on the ps4. No regrets purchasing this remaster.
@  Goldenheart : (31 July 2015 - 11:58 PM) awesome to hear ermac. I love playing an old favorite with enhanced graphics. I'm looking forward to someday playing Borderlands on the PC 1080p 60fps & seeing how it compares to the 360 version.
@  TonyDP : (01 August 2015 - 07:18 PM) I would have picked up God of War 3 if they had just included 3D support. It should have been easy with the more powerful PS4 hardware. Might check it out when it drops to $20
@  ermac666 : (01 August 2015 - 08:11 PM) The 1080p/60 fps on GOW3 makes it look so crisp. I do remember there are certain parts of the game that appears to stutter a lot on the ps3 due to the unlocked frame rates, especially the pits of tarturus. On the PS4, the locked frame rate makes a lot of difference to me. I do know that some people panned the game for not being a huge improvement, but the game is amazing even when you play the ps3 version by itself and don't own a ps4. Still a looker.
@  SpaceInsomniac : (01 August 2015 - 11:40 PM) It's going to be my first time playing the game, and I watched GOW 1 & 2 on you tube to get up to speed.  Looking forward to it.
@  Brandino : (14 August 2015 - 12:14 AM) What's the deal with Mario Maker... apparently it doesn't unlock all of the tools until you play the game for a few weeks?
@  Brandino : (14 August 2015 - 12:14 AM) That will definitely flood the market with crappy levels which will make it more tough to find the good ones
@  d2_s : (14 August 2015 - 04:40 AM) Xur is selling Gjallarhorn! Go buy it b4 the nerf!
@  SpaceInsomniac : (18 August 2015 - 08:25 PM) If anyone gets an extra Black Ops III US PSN beta code, I'd love to get one from you.  I pre-ordered, but never was sent any codes yet. :(
@  SpaceInsomniac : (18 August 2015 - 08:26 PM) I'm hoping they're just sending them in waves.
@  SpaceInsomniac : (18 August 2015 - 08:54 PM) Cancel that, I just pre-ordered again and got my codes right away.
@  Brandino : (25 August 2015 - 12:26 AM) What games are you guys gaming?
@  SpaceInsomniac : (25 August 2015 - 04:16 AM) Knee deep in Batman: Arkham Knight right now.  Other than the Witcher, it's one of the first true "this wouldn't be possible on an xbox 360" current gen titles that I've played.  It's really darn good, too.
@  SpaceInsomniac : (25 August 2015 - 04:18 AM) And speaking of PS4 games, STFU!  We're getting Super Time Force Ultra as a free PS Plus title next week. :)
@  TonyDP : (25 August 2015 - 09:21 PM) I beat Arkham Knight a while ago. Nice game, very pretty, but dear god, Batman was a complete moron in that one.
@  Goldenheart : (26 August 2015 - 07:23 AM) Anyone trying Windows 10?
@  ermac666 : (28 August 2015 - 10:20 AM) In batman arkham knight after you beat the main story of the game, it is not fully over yet. The true ending is pretty good, and could be a start of something more bad ass. Nice game overall. Tons of replay value.
@  Brandino : (29 August 2015 - 10:15 PM) Windows 10 so far has worked great for me
@  AKA Superman : (31 August 2015 - 10:49 PM) I've been happy and quite impressed with Windows 10. It's a natural transition from 7 and a relief from 8.1.
@  AKA Superman : (31 August 2015 - 10:50 PM) ...I'm using it on a rather weak 2-in-1 laptop that came with 8.1 and the same laptop feels like a completely new computer and is noticeably faster at the same tasks. 8.1 was such a resource hog.

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#1 SpaceInsomniac

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 04:12 AM

Not too long ago, there was a time when not everyone had high speed internet.  I still remember going to IGN and waiting 30 minutes to an hour for a gameplay video that lasted only a few minutes, and played in a window that was perhaps a tenth the size of the screen.  And early streaming video technology was horrible at best.

Like this, only smaller:


Now days, I just hop over to Giant Bomb and I'm streaming an hour of gameplay that looks better than an SD television.  Ain't technology grand?

But just as home consoles killed arcades, and MP3s killed record stores, high-quality streaming video killed the demand for another type of business.  There was a time when people who wanted to watch pornography had to leave their house and actually make contact with other human beings at a rental store.  There's a disturbing thought.  And just as people bitch about their retail job, and the customers they have to deal with, you just know that the people who worked at these places must have had some very interesting stories to tell.

That brings me to this blog, which I first read before I was even aware of the word "blog," and which has now been removed from its original URL.  You have to use the internet wayback machine to read it at this point, but I've already done that work for you.  Here's a quick excerpt:

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Lots of people are hung up on a particular race, or a particular racial combination, and many straight men are pretty specific about breast size (The Nice Rack series and theItty Bitty Titty series seem to rent fairly evenly). The most common fetish, if you can call something so common a fetish, is for borderline jailbait. This is true of both straight and gay porn. The gay series to watch are Eighteen Today, Just 18 and Gay and First Time Tryers. The straight series are Bring 'Em Young, Barely Legal, and, horrifyingly,Faces with Braces. We actually have a guy who vets all our videos and makes sure that nobody is under 18, but still, guys who bring a stack of those up to the counter make me want to hiss and warn them away from my little sisters. And it's never the 21-year-olds who rent Barely Legal, it's always the 45-and-ups. Gah. The 21-year-olds do occasionally rent the one Older Women, Hotter Sex video we have. I approve of this, in a shocking display of my own personal prejudices.

And as one more example:

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Several of our straight porn boxes have a cheerful little blue circle on the front. It's designed to look like a sticker and it says "Gaping Asshole Inside!" in the same sort of cheerful font one might use for "Now with more fiber!" or "New fresh scent!"

It is clearly meant to be a feature, a sort of guarantee of quality: whatever else may or may not happen in this film, you are guaranteed at least one gaping asshole. Frequently there is also a gaping asshole holding the box, but that issue is not addressed.


It's even more specific, detailed, humorous, and disturbing from there, and it's an absolutely fascinating read.  Check it out:
http://web.archive.o...om/mb/tpcs.html


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Posted 17 June 2012 - 05:45 AM

So I started reading this again, and found one section that I can absolutely relate to:

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A man came in today and a note popped up on his file: "This charmer shoved his tapes on the counter in front of the disabled guy who wasn't getting out of his way fast enough."

The man is screwed for life at our store and he doesn't even know it. No, we won't be deliberately mean to him or short change him or anything like that. But we also won't cut him a break on late fees or give him the benefit of the doubt on damage claims or go out of our way to help him out, which we frequently do.

Clerk Karma happens more for our customers than people think, and it's odd how far-reaching, if minor, the effects can be. Even the highest management will take a note into an account. A fee on an account with a note that says "This guy admits it was his fault but he was really cool about it." usually gets reduced by the Powers that Be. "This guy screamed at me for 20 minutes." is unlikely to get the same friendly reprieve.

I like it. We're not penalizing the jerks so much as rewarding the good, and it's comforting to know that life sometimes works that way, even if it's on a small scale. And of course, many small scales I don't know about may be adding up all over town.

I really liked reading this, because I feel the exact same way.  I work in retail, and rude or pushy customers basically have to pry customer service out of me.  I do the very minimum required, unless they specifically request that I take a particular action.  Polite and thankful customers end up learning about all sorts of things I can do to acquire the item they're looking for, or help them with whatever problem they might have.

Whenever I notice mean, rude or unthankful people throughout life, I have to wonder just how much more difficult they're making their lives.
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Posted 21 June 2012 - 05:59 AM

I started reading this in bed the other day, and read most of it until later than I should have. Strangely entertaining.

No thumb print on my iPad...sorry to disappoint.
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