Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Diablo 3 PS4 review

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.

On Instagram.... finally!

They make it so difficult to get sign up. They make you download Android x86 4.4 and then service only works with Instagram for Firefox or Instagram for Chrome. Why can't Instagram be like Flickr?

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

How do you make friends at bars?

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

At the Minnesota State Fair

 photo Minnesotastatefiar_zpsb24edc49.jpg  photo IMG_3768_zps688bc658.jpg  photo IMG_3733_zps15f8af41.jpg  photo 53dfdad021372preview-620_zps4fa4e1a3.jpg  photo BLT-Band_zpsec67add7.jpg  photo IMG_6190_zpsd23ad621.jpg  photo IMG_6175_zps68c0ba0d.jpg  photo IMG_6088_zps6a169329.jpg  photo IMG_6074_zpsf9148d3b.jpg  photo IMG_6064_zps90947131.jpg  photo IMG_5987_zps99c7dca3.jpg  photo MinnesotaStateFair088_zps9c1a86d7.jpg  photo CIMG3435_zpscaafc41d.jpg  photo CIMG3433_zpsabe4a912.jpg  photo CIMG3428_zps28cff2e4.jpg 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.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Simpsons marathon on FXX Channel

There is a Simpsons marathon on FXX Channel.  All 24 seasons.  I'm taping all the Treehouse of Horrors!  My top episodes

1) Cape Feare - (I had this 1 place lower)
2) Lisa's Substitute - (I had this 1 place lower)
3) Homer's Enemy - (I had this 20 places lower)
4) Last Exit to Springfield - (I had this 2 places lower for tactical reasons)
5) Homer the Heretic - (I had this 2 places lower)
6) 22 Short Films about Springfield - (I had this 9 places lower)
7) Summer of 4 Ft. 2 - (I didn't put this in my list which I regret)
8) Behind the Laughter - (I definitely didn't put this in my list for good...damn...reasons...)
9) Treehouse of Horror V - (I didn't put this in my list)
10) Lisa the Vegetarian - (I didn't put this in my list)
11) Homer the Great - (I had this 28 places lower)
12) Homer Goes to College - (I didn't put this in my list)
13) Who Shot Mr Burns Parts 1 and 2? - (I put part 1 2 places higher)
14) Homer Badman - (I had this 11 places lower)
15) A Fish Called Selma - (I didn't put this in my list)
16) Duffless - (I had this 31 places lower)
17) Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk - (I had this 1 place lower)
18) El Viaje de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage Of Homer) - (I didn't put this in my list)
19) Homer's Phobia - (I had this 5 places lower)
20) The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show - (I didn't put this on my list)
21) Treehouse Of Horror - (I didn't put this on my list)
22) The Cartridge Family - (I didn't put this on my list)
23) Homer And Apu - (I didn't put this on my list)
24) Lemon of Troy - (I had this 16 places higher)
25) Hurricane Neddy - (I didn't put this on my list)
26) You Only Move Twice - (I had this 16 places lower)
27) The Homer They Fall - (I didn't put this on my list but it's a great episode that should have feature on more lists)
28) Homer vs The 18th Amendment - (I had this 27 places higher as it's my #1)
29) Radioactive Man - (I didn't put this on my list)
30) Bart Gets an F - (I didn't put this on my list)
31) $pringfield - (I didn't put this on my list)
32) Deep Space Homer - (I had this 13 places lower)
33) The Way We Was - (I didn't have this on my list)
34) Homer At The Bat - (I had this 24 places higher)
35) When Flanders Failed - (I didn't have this on my list)
36) Flaming Moe's - (I had this 22 places higher)
37) Lisa On Ice - (I didn't have this on my list)
38) Whacking Day - (Sorry Barry but I didn't have this on my list)
39) Secrets Of A Successful Marriage - (I had this 26 places higher)
40) Marge Vs. The Monorail - (I had this 20 places higher)
41) Bart The Daredevil - (I didn't have this on my list)
42) Mr Plow - (I didn't have this on my list)
43) Bart The Lover - (I didn't have this on my list)
44) Rosebud - (I had this 28 places higher)
45) War Of The Simpsons - (I didn't have this on my list)
46) Two Bad Neighbours)
47) Simpsons Roasting On An Open Fire
48) Sideshow Bob Roberts
49) Bart's Comet
50) The Joy Of Sect