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    Sunday night, we had a sudden triple raid! VoG, CE normal, CE hard. During the Confluxes, we were down a man (Sith was afk with hentai (WUT?!?!)) so we were 5 manning that part. Suddenly, during the third wave, my 4 year old wakes up screaming! just screaming! Not a night terror, he was upset about something. Well, I guess the raid party could hear Liam screaming, and Scotty tells everyone to rotate and cover for me as I'm about to take off. No hesitation. No complaints. And I really appreciated that. I spend 20 minutes AFK cleaning up vomit in bed and getting him back to sleep, but when I got back, I was in orbit (fireteam afk timer) but the fireteam still kept my spot. :) So a big thanks to you guys, Sith, Obi, Scotty, Chullen, and Skribe! Thanks for understanding and the patience! It is much appreciated! This is why I'm glad to be part of TAG :) Such a great group of people :)
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    :birthday: TAG :s1038: First off, apologies for the belated announcement. Ooopy hasn't been around to remind us of these special occasions. (See somehow, we can still blame Ooopy ). TAG was created on August 10th, 2005 by The Hatter and a group of friends that wanted to do things differently. They envisioned a gaming community run by the community members, made up of members that were at least 21 years old. To become a true Member of TAG, the group at large had to have gamed with you and approve you. It was very close knit community of gamers, and this forum was here for them to share experiences and laugh at triumphs from the previous night's frag-fest. Of the original 29 members that founded TAG in August 2005, many of them are still active on the forums: The Hatter, NEFARIOC, Powerdriven, Dr Superb, vicious696, Lil Ivan, Palamino, metalsiren, iGot Issues, CaptNink, Ballz3, Terminator, MaCrotch, easy does it, Lobstah, krazyness, and moz092. We still have many other active members from that first year, and TAG began to grow steadily after that. Cheers to our founders for creating something great! TAG has evolved a little since then, but our core principals are still the same. We are a community of adult gamers that play together online and share life experiences. Many real friendships have been created in this community. It's something that I hope continues for another 10 years! (And for what it's worth, TAG has been around longer than the Xbox 360.)
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    My wife's employer held their annual company picnic at a local semi-pro baseball game Saturday night. The suite that we were in has about 2 dozen pinball machines and a couple other arcade games. Porter has never watched me play video games before so he has obviously never played them before either. He was hooked as soon as he saw it. At 2.5 years old he needs the help of a chair. He watched maybe 5 minutes of the baseball game and all he wanted to do was play pinball. BTW, he is TERRIBLE.
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    I don't feel like replying to each of y'all individually, but welcome to TAG. :wave: Our site has grown a bit over the years so it might be a little confusing to navigate and find everything, you can blame council for that, or as a matter of fact, any problems you have in the future. Now lets get started with our home page, shall we? I've highlighted a few areas of interest that will help you get to know the site better that are right on our home page. Green is where you can find, read, manage and send private messages and notifications to or from other TAGGERS. When you have an unread message you will see a notification on the envelope letting you that you've got mail! Pay close attention to this if you're playing vampires and villains! (Unashamed plug!) Blue is where you can click to get a quick and easy to read list of the forums or topics that have been updated since you last visited, or if they have been posted in while you have been browsing the site. Simply click on the view new content button and you will see a list of each topic and the replies to them. Topics and threads you are caught up on will be grayed out, even if they remain on the list, while unread posts and new posts in a topic or thread will cause the topic itself to be displayed in bold as displayed below. To quickly get to the newest unread post in a thread, simply click on the bullet point next to the listed thread. It's that easy. :D Yellow of course is where you will find a list for up coming gaming events, hosted by TAGGERS, for TAGGERS. A time and a date is easy to find, as well as a link to the thread describing the event. Red Is where you can find games that are currently hot on TAG, and being played by a number of TAGGERS. I would also like to note that should you wish to do some shopping through Amazon, you can support our website by using the links to the right here. You will be charged no extra money through amazon, and it helps our website by using our links. :) Of course a little further down on the home page you'll find all the relevant news and information about things happening around TAG, streams from our members, as well as game and movie reviews and our TAG IT news letter. I recommend you browse around and see what piques your interest on the home page. Plenty of quick and easy to find information there. :good: Now that we're off of the home page, lets get into the meat of the website shall we? The all mighty forums! This is where you will find the majority of TAG's content, and navigate around different sub forums, each classified into their own groups so that they can be easy to find. The sub groups themselves are highlighted in red. This is where you can see which group the forums below it call under. Below that in green, we have the sub forums themselves. Each sub forum houses all the topics posted to them that fall under that particular category. Of course, since I've highlighted the introduction forums, y'all should know about this already as you've made a post there... right? Now yellow is where you can see the thread that was last updated in that particular sub forum, as well as who posted in it last, and at what time. And last but not least, blue is where you will find sub categories of the sub forums. This will not take you to the sub forum itself, but a specific section of the sub forum that only shows posts relating to that particular sub section. Now that's all well and good and everything. This site is starting to look pretty nice! But how do I show my individuality and who I am on the site? There are so many people on here, I really want to distinguish myself. Well have no worries! That can all be handled very easily by clicking on your profile at the top right of your screen! Here you can edit your profile details, personal information, game systems and account names, all by clicking the edit my profile button! Of course you'll need a snazzy new profile picture to go with your new profile, so be sure to click the change button on your profile picture to find that avatar that is just right for you. Man, this is great! I've got my profile all set up, I know where I want to browse, and I'm ready to be set off into the world of TAG! But wait a minute... I can't connect to chat for some reason. This is an outrage! I demand to be shown to someone who I can complain to at once! Well have no fear, because at the bottom of our forums page, you'll find this nifty little info bar. Here you can see the current TAGGERS browsing the forums in red. As well as who is currently active in chat in blue. But that's not why you scrolled all the way down here, so I'll quit wasting your time. Under yellow you will find the current moderating team. These are the members of TAG who make sure the website stays in order and we don't all catch on fire and burn down the servers! You can come to the members of council if you every have a problem with anything on the site, or need a little extra help. They'll tell you to file a complaint in the complaint box (it's actually a paper shredder), but you can always come to them to bitch and moan about your problems. :D That's about all I have for you for now, and you should be about ready to start you adventures on TAG! Browse around, find what interests you and maybe share some news or interesting happenings with us. Maybe even review a game or two! We're happy to have you here! And remember, we're not so much of a clan, but more of a gang. :s1012:
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    The site upgrade to IPS 4 is complete, and some things are very different. Please read through this list of noticeable changes. After 10 years with multiple admins, our old site file system was a mess. I installed this system from the ground up and copied over very little content (mostly just images). I'm still going through the old files and looking for things that should be moved over. If you encounter any issues or missing content, please let me know and I'll look into it. Home Page The Home page needs to be rebuilt. For now, it will simply redirect you to the Forums, which is where most people have bookmarked. Site Addons All of our Addons were lost in the migration, such as the Arcade and Cheevos. We will install new addons as they are created for IPS 4. Site Theme For now, we are using the basic site theme (boring blue). We will look for an update in the future, once the other features of the site have been rebuilt. Unread Content The 'View New Content' feature has been updated and can now be personalized. First thing: Go to Unread Content and at the top right click 'Mark site read'. This will clear all the old stuff from your activity stream. Just think of it as starting fresh in 2016. Mentions You can now mention someone in a post and that person will receive a notification. The format is simply @username. Once you type the '@' symbol and a couple of letters, it will auto suggest names. You can click the name, or press the down arrow and press Enter/Return to select it. Quoting text You can now highlight a section of text and a 'Quote this' link should appear above it, so you can easily quote a small section of a post. Drag & Drop Images You can drag and drop images from other web pages directly into the post editor. Notifications The site will provide a lot of notification options. You might want to go into your profile and adjust the notifications you receive. (I suggest You can also receive pop-up notifications, so if you leave the site open, you will see a pop-up appear on your screen when you have a new notification. Signatures You will need to recreate your signature. Friends The old Friends system was removed, and is now a Followers system. If you Follow someone, you will receive notifications when they post something. For this reason, I did not transfers your Friends into Followers. Smilies / Emoticons Some of the Smilies are missing. If you notice broken ones, please let me know. Username & Display Name There is no longer a separate Username for you account. You login with your Display Name. For most people, these 2 names were the same so it won't be an issue. If you hear from someone that can't log in, tell them to use their Display Name if it was different from their Username. Facebook & Twitter Login You can link your TAG account to your Facebook or Twitter account, providing one-click login. Login access for Google accounts will be added soon. Forum Archiving The forum will now archive topics where the last post is more than 2 years old (currently 87% of our content). This means you will be able to read as normal, but will not be able to post to the topic. If you find a topic that is archived and should not be, please let Council know.
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    Site outage on Wednesday & Thursday! This weekend we will be moving to a new server and upgrading the forums. The maintenance will start Wednesday night, at 9pm ET. The website will probably be offline most of the day Thursday. TeamSpeak will be affected by this. I'm working to minimize the impact, so there should only be a brief outage when the DNS record updates. If you are using TS late Saturday night and get disconnected, please close it and restart. It should connect to TS on the new server. Follow TAG on Twitter or join our Facebook group. Our email system will be offline for awhile during this migration, so emails to Council will not be seen. In the event of serious issues, I will post updates to our Twitter feed and Facebook group. Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheAdultGamer Facebook Public Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2365963318/ TAG's Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/The-Adult-Gamer-395780940467173/ After the update, you should be able to log into TAG with your current username & password. The forums will look different, and some features will not be available. I'll post information on how to navigate the new forums once we're back online. If you have any questions, feel free to post them here. UPDATE: The maintenance has been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 6, at 9pm ET.
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    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone! And a happy new year! :) Stevie, lay off the NJ turkey....
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    Feel so welcome here after such a short time. Thanks!
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    As some of you may or may not have heard, my wife and I are involved in a family business that produces handcrafted soaps, lotions and other skin health / bath and body products. After reading about the Extra Life program we wanted to contribute. We've consulted with Council as well as getting a final say from within the business and would like to extend an offer. During the months of August and September any TAGger who makes a purchase from the Santa Fe Soap Factory, LLC. will have 10% of their purchase price donated to Extra Life on behalf of TAG. Several TAGgers are already customers or have received our product. If they'd like to step forward and let the community know what they think please do so, otherwise you can check out our FaceBook page at Santa Fe Soap Factory, LLC. You can also check out our webpage at <removed by request> which is very much still under construction but navigational. If your interested in making a purchase that supports a great cause and either are turned off by the website or don't see something of interest you can contact us on FaceBook, e-mail (SantaFeSoaps@gmail.com)...send me a PM here. However you'd like to reach out. We have quite a bit that isn't on the webpage yet and more in the pipeline. Just remember to let us know you're a TAGger.
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    I put together a collage of me horsin' around the house.
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    OK, here's the deal. Give me Rep......... You get nothing in return except possibly Rep from me. Oh yeah, I'll not put you on ignore. Now wouldn't you feel good about giving me Rep? Oh shut up and do it anyway. TTYL
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    It is a testament to how much I love TAG that it is a Saturday morning, my kid and wife are still asleep, I could be playing Zelda but I choose to share the love of Switch with you guys instead. This one is for you @BDaddyK I have spent roughly 3 hours playing with Nintendo's newest creation and my overall impression is that the Switch is a solid piece of portable hardware that is slightly underbaked at launch but has remarkable potential. Whether it will mark a recovery from the misstep of the Wii U and bring back the fascination that the general public had with the Wii remains to be seen but, slight hardware problems aside, I feel it is off to a great start. Out of the box the Switch is remarkably simple to set up. You go through a couple of screens to connect and remove the joy cons, set up wi-fi, and that is about it. In the past Nintendo has layered on their patented charm and while that is often appreciated and makes things feel magical it is clear from the instant you pull the Switch out of the box that Nintendo wants to make things understated and simple so that you can get right to playing. The OS is stripped down. You don't even get playful music on the dash or the eshop. You aren't inundated with a ton of options either. Front and center are the game tiles (assuming you have a cart in the system). This stripped down nature makes everything snappy and quick. Going from game to dashboard to settings to whatever is so fast it puts the Xbox One dash to shame. I appreciate this no-nonsense approach and some might interpret it as a sign that the Switch was rushed to market but I like to think of it as the end of the era of Nintendo trying to treat us all like children and hand hold us through everything. What about the hardware itself? Well, it is small. In a good way. It feels great to hold. The joy cons when attached to the system feel natural and satisfying. When the system is docked I prefer the pro controller over the joy con grip controller but either way works fine. Overall Nintendo has succeeded in making a portable system that works equally well as a home console. It certainly isn't as powerful as its competition when attached to a tv but it is more than adequate (saying it is about one notch up from a 360 might be underselling it but that is kinda the ballpark). When on the go, however, the Switch is unparalleled. Typically handheld systems are solitary affairs. Something to do on the plane or bus to make getting from point A to B bearable. But she Switch is more than that. It makes portable systems social. Everywhere you go you have a 2nd controller with you. I took the system to work yesterday and we played Fast RMX split screen with the joy cons and it felt great. Sure the screen is small but who cares when you can be doing couch co-op from the top of Mt. Everest. Snipper Clips also went over well with my co-workers. The joy cons might be small but the recall the original NES controllers and handing one to someone, even if they aren't a typical gamer, is met with instant familiarity. The hardware is solid and doesn't feel cheap at all but it should be said that I don't think this is a device for kids to handle without adult supervision. I mean you could back over a 2DS with a truck and not have to worry about it but the Switch, while solid, doesn't feel as kid proof as everything Nintendo has ever produced. Oh and a word of warning from a dumbass that did this on his first try...the bumper attachments on the joy cons only work if you put them on one way but you can totally slip it on the wrong way if you aren't paying attention and it locks into place and it nearly impossible to get off without breaking the damn thing. Luckily I wasn't the only person to do this and there are youtube videos out there describing how to remove it without damaging the controller. It feels like a big oversight in the design and I can't help but think that Nintendo will revise these things as soon as possible. Honestly it is worse than the Wii-mote slippage that led to Nintendo sending out free Wii-mote condoms to everyone. So what about the games? I haven't had any time to do a full play through of anything so I will just sum them up quickly. Fast RMX is futuristic racer that is a cross between Wipeout and Ikaruga with a F-Zero GX aesthetic. It is a fast, beautiful, and really well made indie title that is certainly punching above its weight. Online multiplayer works seamlessly. Local multiplayer does also and, as I mentioned previously, split screen with joy cons on the go is pretty awesome. Snipper Clips is a 2 to 4 player couch co-op puzzle game that might just be the way you sell your wife on letting you get a Switch. It oozes charm and the puzzles are well thought out. Playing with your SO could either serve as a bonding experience or end in divorce (whatever works for you). At the $20 price point both games are worth the purchase to help flesh out the somewhat paltry launch line up. And that brings us to why you really want to purchase this system in the first place...Zelda. I have only played for a couple of hours at this point so I am not ready to call BoTW the greatest game every made yet but I can say that this game is the departure from the Zelda formula that the franchise has needed ever since it went 3D. Perhaps the biggest and most appreciated aspect of this is the lack of hand-holding. You aren't going to spend your first 5 hours running around a safe village being forced over and over to carry barrels just in case you forgot how to push the A button. Instead you are thrust into an open world and immediately invited to explore. Whenever you encounter something new you are greeted with a quick image that tells you how to use it but that is it. No long tutorials. No heavy handed exposition. Just you and your wits. It is fun to discover a new move you didn't know Link could do. There are many ways to approach and fight enemies. Hell you can even spend your time climbing or cutting down trees if you want. It is a game of exploration and the sense of discovery is extremely rewarding. For twenty years we have been asking Nintendo to treat us like adults while still letting us feel the wonder of being a kid. This Zelda delivers on that big time. I can't wait to jump back into that world and learn its secrets. Also being able to pick it up off the dock and carry Zelda to bed with me is a major plus. Ok. My kid is awake now and I have totally squandered my precious early morning play time. I will chime in on discord or in this thread with other observations as I get more time with the system. Feel free to ask me questions if you like. I will end by saying that I can understand why someone would want to hold off on getting a Switch at this point but if you are on the fence you don't have to be shy about getting one. It is a solid system that is sure to bring you lots of enjoyment.
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    There's a new page for Game Streams where you can see all the TAG Member's Twitch channels. In the future it might also have streams for other popular Twitch channels. If you would like your channel listed, please post a response here with your Twitch channel name. View the Twitch Streams (http://theadultgamer.com/index.php?/twitchstreams/). I enabled some specific permissions, so please let me know if you have trouble viewing the page. (Note: I still need to finish styling the page so that it looks better, along with a view other modifications.)
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    I did something kinda crazy. I know zilch about auto mechanics, but I've always liked the idea of restoring an old car, and I love Jeeps. I found a 1968 Jeepster Commando for sale on Craigslist last week, and after an easy buy-in from the wife, I purchased it yesterday. I'm planning to strip it, repair it, repaint it and rebuild it. Thankfully, I have several friends who have plenty of knowledge, experience and (best of all) tools! As is, it does not run. It has a Dauntless Buick 225 V6 engine, which I'm assuming is completely seized up, but we'll find out soon. I've got to make something happen soon so my wife can have her parking spot. I've started a Tumblr page at http://68commando.tumblr.com/ totrack the progress. Should be a fun project... (famous last words)
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    Wanted to post an update since it's been awhile. Her is Michael, happy and healthy!
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    Listen up folks. Wyvern13's wife needs our help. now i know you are thinking how can i help out?? well take a look at BeTheMatch.org This is a great cause and if you can help a TAGGER out at the same time its a win/win right? so here are the details: again thats BeTheMatch.org go there and help out.
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    "Like" this post if you guys want me to stream when I play PC games, I have the rig to do it but am lazy and never bother turning the streaming on. If this hits 5+ add mine as well as I'll turn it on whenever I play anything
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    Digging through some files earlier and found these. Completely forgot about this. They say never meet your hero, you will be disappointed. In this case, boy were they wrong. Fun times in Vegas. They spent as much time in the lobby meeting fans and taking pictures as they did on stage. Love me some Penn and Teller.
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    It's almost been a year since I first joined, and I have to confess that I wish I stumbled on you guys much sooner. Every other old game community I've been in has died at this point except this one. Standing the test of time means something. But all good things must come to an end, and that means my gaming passion. I'm not getting better at it (the contrary is the case), I'm not having more fun with each new game (I'm getting grumpier with each release), and what time I could have spent bettering myself IRL I instead chose to spend trying (and forever failing) to be an online l33t badass. I think it's time for me to walk away from the hobby and fix my own life rather than use it as the permanent escape from it that it has become. So, adios amigos. You can't have my stuff (unless you want to buy it, heheheh). I've had the best gaming year with ya'll that I've had in a while. Thanks for that. This community really is one in a million, even if Discord did kill the forums. o7
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    Yes, an actual serious face post from moi! For those who don't know, this is National Mental Health Awareness Week. Mental Health is that red-headed stepchild issue in the United States that affects each one of us directly or indirectly but isn't something we, at least on a political level, are interested in addressing at all. I personally struggle with I'll describe it as a spectrum, or circle of inter-related diagnoses: post-traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and major depressive disorder. Just sharing this is often a bad decision for employment or relationship prospects due to the very real stigma that applies to mental health, but I'm sharing it because I also want to offer that if anyone else suffers from similar issues, know that you can always hit me up to talk about it if you need an ear to listen to or a shoulder to lean on. All that said, I'll just toss out two links (okay, technically three, but it's a two-part) that do a better job documenting the real struggles of folks than your typical Hollywood film ever will. And, as an aside, Hyperbole and a Half is a really funny blog written by an Oregonian. Make sure to check out her post on "Alot", too! Depression: Part 1: http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2011/10/adventures-in-depression.html Part 2: http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2013/05/depression-part-two.html OCD and Anxiety:
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    All money raised by TAG goes to support our operating costs and community. If we have extra funds, we will use it for prizes and/or donate it to a charitable group. We do not make a profit and no one at TAG is paid for their efforts. The easiest and best way to support TAG is by using our Amazon Associates account. It's very simple to do and a small percentage of your purchases go to support our community. Any time you make a purchase from Amazon, use one of these links: :s1045: USA http://www.amazon.com/?tag=tag-us-20 :s1047: Canada http://www.amazon.ca/?tag=theadugam00-20 If you want to make it really easy, save the link to your Bookmarks bar or folder and use it every time you shop! In the past, we have raised money by asking for member donations and selling t-shirts and bumper stickers to our members. The amount we receive from the Amazon Associates deal far exceeds anything we made in the past, and it's much easier for everyone. Bottom line, it really works and helps us immensely. Please remember that if someone links to an Amazon item in our forums, it may not include the Amazon TAG link. For the benefit of everyone, please use the Amazon TAG link above and then search for and purchase the item. If our expenses become too much, we might sell t-shirts or run a donation campaign. We are fortunate to have a great community with generous members. Thanks to everyone that has supported us and to those that continue to support us! Note: The Adult Gamer (theadultgamer.com) is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.
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    Ok some of u know im going to be a dad again well yesterday my wife had her 22 week ultrasound & were having another girl! Here's a 3d pic of her face. Cool but a little creepy lol.
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    Yeah I'm actually a little bummed they did a complete 180 and didn't try to actually fix the issue instead of just giving up on it. For example, why not just give me the choice to check-in online every 24 hours or use the physical disc after 24 hours if I can't get online. Because while no one wanted to talk about the good things, there were actually some cool features that MS was giving us because of the DRM crap. Now you can't share your library of games with up to 10 people, play your games on any xbox, etc. Oh well you win some you lose some. [sarcasam] At least now I can play my Xbox One off the grid in my end of the world bomb shelter when the zombies are attacking and the only internet available is connected by an intricate series of strings and tin cans [/sarcasm] :roll:
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    So, let's see...you've just dealt with someone who obviously had a bad attitude or was simply in a bad mood by doing something that will only cause them to be even more annoyed when the next person sits down. Sure sounds like a good idea to me. :rolleyes: Either that or you've just made a big fucking mess for a bus boy who had nothing to do with the situation to begin with. Treat people like you want to be treated and it all works out in the end. Treat people like shit and all you're doing is perpetuating a cycle of people being shitty.
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    A little about me.... Married, 45 yrs old, living in northern Alberta. Been a gamer since I was 10, I miss the old vic 20!. I enjoy playing PC games and hope to meet new members and particpate and contribute to the community. QntumCanuck
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    Doubtful I'll get on tonight. We had our second daughter on Tuesday. I present to you lilmissxbox2 Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Sounds like a good time to throw out our This is What TAG's About video, taken from a Halo night.
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    We're just re-releasing this as a remastered discussion for the forums.
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    On what planet was the SNES mediocre or the N64 a flop? I agree that everything past the N64 was a steaming pile of shit and this new console looks to be more of the same but c'mon bro. Just say you were a Sega kid and move along but don't slip these opinions in as if they're facts.
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    I know some folk are on the fence about this game because their hasn't been a lot of information about what the game actually is. I picked it up yesterday and I will have to say that I haven't lost myself in a game like this in ages. I am only about 4 hours in and just now opened up the ability for interstellar travel so I don't think I have begun to scratch the surface of what the game has in store but here is kind of an overview of what I can tell so far: What NMS isn't: It isn't a multiplayer game. Yes, everyone inhabits the same universe and yes you can discover and name just about everything and other players can in theory visit the places you have discovered and they will see the stuff you have named. But, they have said it is highly unlikely that you will ever actually run into another player live. Some folk on reddit attempted to do a meet up and, even though they were in the same place, they couldn't see each other. So while you might see some TAG planets eventually you probably won't see any TAGers during your journey. What NMS is: You can look at NMS as an exploration game with resource management and survival aspects. There is combat both on the ground and in space but it isn't the focus (at least not early in the game). So far my focus has been to repair my ship so that I can leave the initial planet, tour the solar system looking for the parts needed to jump to other systems. I assume that is the bulk of the game. There is a map that shows the critical path to the center of the universe but you don't have to do that at all if you don't want. I presume hitting the center will be the end game but, with a universe of 15 quintillion worlds, you can explore forever if you want. So far I have explored multiple planets, begun to learn an alien language (to facilitate trade), scanned a lot of objects to "discover" them, been attacked by sentinel robots/maneater beasts/space pirates, discovered new technologies, gathered resources, made some aliens very happy by giving them some shit they could have easily found on the ground themselves. I get the feeling this makes up the bulk of the game loop but I hope that the game still has a lot of surprises in store. More than anything NMS fills me with a sense that anything can happen and I don't want to stop playing because I don't know what will happen next. If nothing else it is the realization of my childhood desire to have a game where I could fly around in space, see a planet, and go there. The feeling of taking off for the first time, breaking atmosphere and seeing space unfold before you is wonderful. I do admit that it will likely wear thin eventually but feeling that just once was almost worth the price of admission for me (hyperbole).
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    where have you guys been all my life?!? I've been waiting for a gaming community that fits me and that I can compliment back in gameplay and good relations. Last week I got yelled at by a six year old in cod because he couldn't hit me. I don't want to have to talk to anyone's parents over Xbox live anymore for upsetting their child. I'm excited to be here !!!
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    MisterxboxNJ and LilMissXboxNJ (about a year and a half ago) Another of us when she's a little older
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    I don't mind running the back end again (nominations, scheduling, draft night, score submissions, etc). Hopefully that takes a lot of the weight off of whoever is doing the event threads and such. I'd still like to add an actual matchmaking system this year. We'll see if I have time.
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    In all not seriousness. I don't think it really matters. They can stay with Union if they want or join us if they want. Either way we drink beer and shoot each other. Win/Win ;) We are not trying to recruit from anyone. This is not at all in any way serious. I drink too much, BDaddy cusses too much and Stud....well he just has problems.....
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    I wanted to start this off and apologize for vanishing the past month or so...I was not expecting to leave on such short notice like that and did not have internet access on my phone. I ended up going to the Phillippines and a few other places ahead of time with my friend. Her and I had a blast and it was a ton of fun. We stayed with her family while we were there and they were able to show us some pretty cool things. It was a trip of a lifetime. Now for the real news...There is a reason my girlfriend did not come with me on this trip. We found out early in August that, much to our surprise, she is expecting. As many of you may know, this was not either of our plans. As time as passed, it's now 2015 and she is due next month. It's crazy seeing my little 4'8", 75lbs Asian so fat! It's crazy seeing all of the weight in her belly, as nothing else on her has gained a single pound. The baby (a he) is due just before my birthday in mid February. I returned a few days ago, just in time for the baby shower. Thank god I purchased a 3 bedroom house as this is very convenient. My girlfriend apparently had a blast buying things for the baby and turning out spare room into a baby room (she also had a blast with my credit card lol). We seem to be all set for this now. This was such a surprise to use we honestly just sat in a confusing amazement when we found out. My "operation" as many of you knew about that was in my basement is no longer there. I got rid of that. We got all new carpet put in while I was gone, new tile floors put into the kitchen, and the entire inside/outside of the house painted (except for the baby room, as my girlfriend wanted to paint that). It was like coming home to a new house. So yeah, I hid that long enough from everyone. Never even told my friends until I got back from my trip. The only people that new were our family, co-workers and some friends that have seen us since she got fat (don't tell her I said that). Crazy to say we are prepared for this now and some big changes ahead. Just wanted to announce this. Some crazy stuff man... Here is a crazy before/after pic of her. Still shocks me to see her so big.... Oh I also sadly sold my 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo MR IV :( It always was and will be my dream car, but I needed a less "racing" car now. My girlfriend still has her Mini Coop that we purchased last year, and we agreed on a car for me to buy. I ended up getting a 2012 Infinity M35. Better on gas, more luxurious and better for the kid.
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    *sips on his beer peacefully not regretting ever giving up this turd* Oh hey guys. ;)
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    I heard all first years are getting the "Taken Helm", an exotic head piece that has a long rod on the front, with a carrot looking piece made of unobtainium hanging from the end...
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    this is me tomorrow looking for UPS:
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    Intro Hello TAG! October is here & Halloween is drawing near! Millions of pumpkins will be brutally murdered, to celebrate an age old tradition of pumpkin carving. This year let make their sacrifice more honorable! Carve a pumpkin for all of TAG to see & enter it to win Xbox Live points & PSN credits! Da rulez Carve a pumpkin with a VIDEO GAME RELATED THEME only! Sports, Movies, & Cartoon characters/logos are not allow. Pumpkin MUST be Carved & lit. No drawn on/painted pumpkin allowed Video Game theme must be an original! No copied or stencils allowed. Props & accessories are allowed. One entry per person. Contestant must choose whether to enter their video game themed pumpkin, in the Xbox 360 contest or PS3 contest. You can not enter both. Contestant must have an active TAG account. (• TAG Council• TAG Elder • TAG Member• TAG Regular) To enter All entries must be submitted before November 1st 2009 Contestant must post a picture of your video game themed pumpkin in this thread The picture of your pumpkin must also include on paper, your TAG name, name of you creation, & the words "Xbox 360" or "PS3"(depending which contest you are entering). THE PRIZES Xbox 360 1st place: 4000 Xbox Live points 2nd place: 1600 Xbox Live points Playstation 3 1st place: $40 Playstation Network card 2nd place : $20 Playstation Network card So a 5 dollar pumpkin carved with a video game theme, could win you up to 40 bucks of gaming credit! You can't beat that deal! Better yet, it'll boost your Hardcore gamer status! So bust out your chef knives & carving set TAG & let your inner gamer geek go wild Baby!!! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Update: Winners chosen! [ame] [/ame]
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    WHAT!???!?!? Super Mario 64, GoldenEye, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Mario Kart 64, Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire; Donkey Kong 64, Star Fox 64, Super Smash Bros; Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask!
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    I pulled this "passing on the left, and over the top" off on Monday. (Really I'm just trying to see if I can post something without the link breaking) Edit: and somehow I put it in here twice, jeebus. and cant figure out how to remove one. (Ehh with my luck they will probably break soon anyway)
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    and thus it came to be known that on the 14th day of october in the year 2016 did studknckl begin his apotheosis. and the believers shed tears of joy while the infidels cowered in fear at his mighty visage.
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    "It's not about whether you win or lose. It's about not wasting your money on more bullshit Destiny expansions."
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    Aaaah, here's the Halo night thread. Yeah, good games indeed. I'm still trying to remember what all the buttons do and which weapons I like, but I teabagged Hoptimus a few times, so that's really all I was hoping for