Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Price gouging everywhere all while Fish Creek is having an annual merchandise flea market. Door County antiques are 80% more expensive then the same thing on Ebay. Disney Snow White pictures cost $450. I also went to Washington Island, and there was a car show in Bailey's Harbor, WI. Door county is a lot better then Wisconsin Dells.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The game looks very pretty on PS4 (1080p). The DualShock 4 compliments well with the game play. For instance, you can get to inventory by pressing on the touch pad. The hot keys are displayed in the lower left corner, so you won't have to memorize which button to press to get to the execution/item you want. I chose to play as the witch doctor and the key difference to note here is in the PS4 version, you can actually flip and roll the character, unlike in the PC version (I believe only the demon hunters can do this in PC). When firing your weapon, you don't have to repeatedly tap the button. All you have to do is press and hold upon firing your choice of weapon. Obviously this review is based on the first couple of hours I have played thus far, as I just got this game today. So far, I am pretty impressed with it and I look forward to play the game going forward. 1) Local couch co-op is... a... blast! You and up to three other friends can bash away at demons until the wee hours of the morning and never want to stop. The drive for better gear and abilities drives everything, and it's contagious. The menus are well-optimized for console, but you may still have to be a little patient when playing local multiplayer. Everyone wants to get their character right, you know. 2) I bet I'm not the only one who can't stomach getting a gaming PC for one reason or another. The PS4 version looks a million times better than ROS on my MacBook Pro, and I can't imagine it looking better! No one would argue that the PC can give the best-looking experience, but at a cost. The PS4 never drops a frame. 3) Controllers work wonderfully in combat! The menus take some getting used to (and believe me, you'll spend a lot of time there), but you will get used to it. You'll get the most out of managing loot (particularly in local multiplayer when everyone has to do it) if you force yourself to tag the loot you plan to sell as "junk". You can bulk-sell your "junk" at merchants in one press. But back to combat, it's wonderful, yes, even for ranged characters! I'm loving my PS4 and Diablo III is an icing on the cake.
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Buy girls drinks? Please, don't let yourself get used/waste your money. OK, listen up punk.... you got three major factors, no, four, working against you. First, you're male. In case you haven't noticed, and I think you have, females utterly rule the social scene at bars and clubs. A woman can have you thrown out of a bar or club with just a word to the bouncer. You are in their world and are basically powerless. Second, you are young. Most women prefer chatting/blowing.f-cking men a few years older than them (that is, until they crest the magic cougar age of 40, at which time a different set of rules kicks in). You might catch the interest of an 18-YO girl but she won't be at a club since the legal age is 21. And part of the curse of young adulthood (for both sexes) is a lack of experience in life. That's a sub-strike against you to go with the biology and sexual politics of age. Third, you are straight. If you were gay you could be meeting/having sex with any number of guys before midnight tonight, no problem, yet even here in Rochester, NY. But you're not. And last, you are very likely NOT well-off. Make $25k/yr and expect to be a babe magnet? Forget it. 20 years ago I was in the same position you are in, as are 99% of young men. You are appreciated in society if you are willing to get killed or kill others in the name of their freedom or well-being, or if you are the son of wealthy/influential people. Other than that, you are utterly disposable to everyone but your parents. It will not be until or unless you make decent money, get a bit older and wiser, and thus more valuable to society (ie, women) that you stand a chance out there in the social scene. To make matters worse, the average 18-30 YO female is more comfortable and often prefers the company of other females her age. Straight men rarely seek the company of other men their age since what they really want to do is f-ck the girls - unless the other guy is a babe magnet for whatever reason, in which case the motivation remains the same. The girls want to f-ck, too, but "not just anyone". That's hormones and biology at work... at work against you. Now that you are ready to kill yourself, take heart in a few salient facts of life: 1. As time goes on, your value in society goes up. You start as a disposable sperm-farm and eventually end up valued. That is because implicit in your ability to survive until you're at least 30 or 40 is your fitness as a source of offspring and what you can give to others based on your work and experience. You remain valuable, as do females, for what you can do for others. Human beings are ruthless exploiters of their own kind and this has not changed in millenia, though how this manifests does vary here and there. 2. As women age, their value declines. That is because, as you may have guessed based on item 1, it's all about reproductive/sexual potential. As theirs wanes, their power does to; as yours waxes, your power also waxes. That is why a bubbleheaded fool like, oh, say, Paris Hilton, commands headline attention while her equally-vapid and stylish mother does not. 3. So as you get older, life gets better for you in terms of your place in society. But in other ways, it may get worse. Likewise for women as they age, their value declines but in some ways, life gets better. There is no way to solve this problem short of, say, joining a street gang. Those guys make lots of money selling drugs and thus have no trouble getting girls. Girls like "security", which means money. It's all about money. It always has been and always will be. You could be as unappealing as Bill Gates but with his money you can bang every super-hot babe on the planet. This is why law enforcement efforts to stop "gang activity" are doomed to utter and dismal failure. When money and pu$$y is on the line, there is nothing stopping the train. So if you really want to become more appealing socially, find some way to make a lot money fast. Otherwise I suggest you simply bide your time and content yourself with handjobs at massage parlors or $20 blowjobs on Mt Read. Or, you could sign up with the local model rocketry club and at least there you can swap stories about how far you got your rockets to fly and what are the best masturbatory techniques for banging it off right in time when the coxman nuts his load in the porno you plan to watch after you're done playing with your model rockets. You do have one thing down though: drinking. Keep drinking. At your age, it's all you've got. But hang in there, resist the urge to kill yourself. It will get better, trust me.
Monday, September 01, 2014
I went to Minnesota State Fair 2014, yet the arcade was dead and non-existent. Everybody missed the arcade; whereby, there were sadder people at the fair. Either that or they spent too much money on entertainment (videogames). I heard Daft Punk homework somewhere at the fair. I bought two videogames Diablo III Ultimate Edition (with REaper of Souls) for PS4 and Tales of Xilla 2 for PS3. I had Diablo III for PS3 which was wonderful and Diablo III / Reaper of Souls for PC.