| O-T Lounge|| re: Creepy true stories that happened to you - EastcoastEER on 9/3/14 at 8:37 am|
Great topic for a slow-as-frick day at the office. My contribution (might have actually posted this here before).....
Grew up in the sticks of southern West Virginia. Growing up me and my friends loved spooky shit, so one night when we were seniors in HS we decided to go check out this old, ab...
| Gaming Board|| re: forza 5 or forza horizon 2 - EastcoastEER on 7/23/14 at 10:02 am|
I haven't played the original Horizon in awhile so it's a little fuzzy, but when I say no tuning, I literally mean no tuning menu. The upgrade game-mechanic is still there, identical to the regular Forza games. So you can still install new upgraded engine/suspension parts, do engine/drivetrain swa...
| Gaming Board|| re: forza 5 or forza horizon 2 - EastcoastEER on 7/23/14 at 8:42 am|
It will have about 90% of the car content that 5 has, but it will be set in a totally open free-roam world, with day/night cycles and weather effects. Forza 5 is track based circuit racing only, no night racing or weather.
The only thing Horizon 2 will be missing compared to 5 is so...
| Gaming Board|| re: Game stories that really get to you. (Spoilers) - EastcoastEER on 7/14/14 at 3:28 pm|
[link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c651oh-BbFY)]FF to 22:40[/link]
When the kid struggles to climb up into the shuttle on his own, I about lost it - still don't know why that particular 2 second animation crushed me (versus when the shuttle actually gets blown up). It didn't help that I play...
| Gaming Board|| re: Dragon Age 16 minute demo - EastcoastEER on 7/10/14 at 11:21 am|
[quote]It's based on D&D rules.[/quote]
I have no clue, whatsoever, what this means. Is there a quick-and-easy explanation? Or should I go ahead and start looking some future reading material to get me up to speed?
It's been a month or two since I last played it, but basically I ...
| Gaming Board|| re: Dragon Age 16 minute demo - EastcoastEER on 7/10/14 at 11:06 am|
Pretty sure I went warrior. Basically I got past the big initial battle and to the point in the story where it seems I can pick where to go/what to do next (trying to be spoiler free here). I am going to put more time into it tonight and see how it goes....
| Gaming Board|| re: Dragon Age 16 minute demo - EastcoastEER on 7/10/14 at 10:37 am|
I just downloaded DA2 (for $5) in order to get ready for Inquisition.
I've had Origins for awhile now, but haven't gotten too far into it yet. I understand Origins is loved by tons of people, but I am just not feeling it at this point - I feel like I don't have a clue how any of the core syste...
| Soccer Board|| re: What should the punishment for flopping be? - EastcoastEER on 6/30/14 at 12:30 pm|
[quote]What should the punishment for flopping be?[/quote]
I don't see how it can adequately handled 100% in-game. Everything happens too fast, and without slow-mo instant replay its often hard to tell if legitimate contact was made prior to a player going down. I think there should be an offic...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Highest First Job Salaries - EastcoastEER on 6/19/14 at 7:52 am|
[quote]You would just have to work offshore for uncertain amounts of time. We work until the job's done. You would not be an engineer, and you would be working under guys with no degrees, but the money is there. Lately they will hire engineer majors for these positions. It's just the worst lifestyle...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Highest First Job Salaries - EastcoastEER on 6/19/14 at 6:56 am|
Came out of school with a fake (industrial) engineering degree, started at $65k as a PM-in-training for a specialty industrial contractor.
Buddy of mine got a dual engineering degree (mechanical and aerospace) and started north of $110k as a drilling engineer on rigs in cold arse spots up north....
| Gaming Board|| re: E3 Info/Discussion Thread **Press Conference Videos in OP** - EastcoastEER on 6/9/14 at 3:16 pm|
I honestly wasn't expecting much (if anything) on the next ME game, but I was hoping for a Halo MCC style treatment for the original trilogy to keep people interested in the meantime....
| Gaming Board|| re: E3 Info/Discussion Thread **Press Conference Videos in OP** - EastcoastEER on 6/9/14 at 3:07 pm|
[quote]Mass effect tease makes me sad.
So no new information on the next game, I take it? And no news on a next-gen re-release for the original trilogy? (can't get to the streams, obviously)
If so :wah: :doublebird:...
| Soccer Board|| re: Coed Over 30 Soccer Team Formation? - EastcoastEER on 6/2/14 at 1:37 pm|
[quote]After being convinced that the league is as close as possible to a beer league, I bought in as [b]I am in the worst shape of my life.[/b][/quote]
Just a friendly FYI......this spring I did basically the same thing - joined a friends Sunday League team while in the worst shape of my life, a...
| O-T Lounge|| re: OT dads. Question regarding 26 mo old boy...imaginations - EastcoastEER on 5/28/14 at 8:48 am|
My son just turned 2 a few months back and we are seeing similar things from him. Only difference being that its the "monsters" instead of a bear, and he only seems genuinely scared less than 1/4 of the time. Most of the time it's just a game to him and he laughs like crazy while we go into some r...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Does your job have an "Oh Sheeeeit" moment to it? - EastcoastEER on 5/21/14 at 10:06 am|
[quote]Any time I'm low bid[/quote]
Couple weeks ago I told the VP/GM in my division the good news that we were short-listed on a $8+ million dollar bid to one of the toughest customers in our industry. His response was a very loud "oh shit". ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Does your job have an "Oh Sheeeeit" moment to it? - EastcoastEER on 5/21/14 at 8:57 am|
I'm sales for a specialty industrial contractor. My sick-to-your-stomach, "oh mother of frick" moments only happen AFTER we are locked into a contract and a problem is found.
I've only had one of those moments, and I was later able to find out a decent solution for all parties involved. It was n...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Who do you know that has fallen the farthest in your lifetime? - EastcoastEER on 5/21/14 at 8:40 am|
Kid I knew growing up was that guy - smart enough (not a genius, but not an idiot, either), popular, natural athlete, etc. Came from a very good family - responsible, involved parents, not rich, but very comfortable. The kind of kid that has everything going for him to succeed in life. Sometime h...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: The Godzilla discussion thread (Spoilers of course) - EastcoastEER on 5/19/14 at 8:44 am|
Saw it yesterday. Loved it, though based on the trailers I expected it to be a little bit darker than it actually was. Pretty sure at least a couple of the "mass death & destruction" shots from the initial trailer(s), the ones with dead civilians scattered about, were not in the final cut. As som...
| Gaming Board|| re: FIFA World Cup Brazil - EastcoastEER on 5/5/14 at 3:24 pm|
Picked it up a last week. FIFA is not an annual purchase for me (last one I got was '12), but I absolutely love the World Cup games. Don't have much experience with FIFA 14, but the play definitely feels quick. It seems almost too easy to get behind the defense with medium-range thru balls.
| Gaming Board|| re: I'm turning 28 tomorrow. - EastcoastEER on 4/17/14 at 7:06 am|
[quote]Tell her she's too old to be obsessing over Facebook every damn day[/quote]
I've used "I'll sell my Xbox when you delete your facebook" on those rare days she is pissy and decides it's time to pick a fight (to be fair, 98% of the time she's cool about it).
31, my son just t...