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I already have it saved to pdf on my computer and tablet; there's just something satisfying about turning pages and perusing the art by hand.

Oh man I hope my bid holds. Preemptive silly purchase of the month:

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Oh wow, Pathfinder. I haven't seen that in years.

cartoonin99 wrote:

Are you guys also console gamers, or predominately pc? I ask since I have played all those games, save Super Meat Boy, and have had no problems playing them on the pc with keyboard and mouse.

Predominately pc. FPS and strategy.

cartoonin99 wrote:

Are you guys also console gamers, or predominately pc? I ask since I have played all those games, save Super Meat Boy, and have had no problems playing them on the pc with keyboard and mouse.

Just because you can juggle standing on a ball doesn't mean other people could and should be able to do it too. A proper controller is by no means a luxury these days and all these games are much more enjoyable and easier to play with one.

interstate78 wrote:

Just because you can juggle standing on a ball doesn't mean other people could and should be able to do it too. A proper controller is by no means a luxury these days and all these games are much more enjoyable and easier to play with one.

This message has been brought to you by the Department of Stating Opinions as Fact, and by the letter "P"!

I've no experience with SMB, but I've played all the other mentioned games and Sleeping Dogs is the only one I personally found to be more enjoyable with a controller. Whoever was in charge of adding mouse & keyboard controls to that game clearly followed the Honey Badger philosophy when it came to doing a good job.

All the same, I totally agree that a 360 controller is a must in a PC Gamer's arsenal these days. I can't think of a single driving game that isn't improved greatly by using a controller instead of a keyboard, and many console ports have core gameplay elements that were designed around a controller so that playing them on the keyboard requires an additional hand or contortionist-level flexibility in your fingers.

SMB really is an exception though.

Edit: The game actually reminds you that controller > keyboard every time you start up the game.

SuperDave wrote:

SMB is best played on a controller without a doubt. As is Trackmania.

Agreed 100%

Just got a 360 wireless controller receiver for my PC. I've been having a love affair w/ Super Meat Boy ever since.

Games I'd rather play with a controller on my PC when I see them listed in my Steam library:

Dark Souls
Hoard
Jet Set Radio
Jamestown
Sine Mora
Renegade Ops
Bastion
Prince of Persia (any of them, I assume. But specifically Sands of Time)
Burnout Paradise, Dirt 3, or any other racing game, like stated above

Planes and fast cars in Just Cause 2 - everything else I just put my hands back on the K&M and keep going. There are a number of games that have perfect 360 pad integration like this, where the game will register either at any time and just change the on screen prompts when you press a button on either input, but this game was my first experience with it, and I couldn't imagine living without it.

I know there's more, but they're not popping out to me when looking at it. Or I can't remember what my preference was, like with Red Faction: Guerrilla. I also play games on a consoles as well, so I'm used to controllers.

Elycion wrote:

the Honey Badger philosophy

Can I use this? It's not copyrighted or anything, is it?

Old photo, but Amoebic's photo reminded me. Hoping this will be next after our Pathfinder campaign ends.

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Prederick wrote:

Oh wow, Pathfinder. I haven't seen that in years.

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My lawn. You're standing on it.

TheHipGamer wrote:
Prederick wrote:

Oh wow, Pathfinder. I haven't seen that in years.

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My lawn. You're standing on it.

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Tanglebones wrote:
TheHipGamer wrote:
Prederick wrote:

Oh wow, Pathfinder. I haven't seen that in years.

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My lawn. You're standing on it.

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Did you actually own it, Tangle? I've never seen a copy in person, but always wanted to check it out.

TheHipGamer wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:
TheHipGamer wrote:
Prederick wrote:

Oh wow, Pathfinder. I haven't seen that in years.

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My lawn. You're standing on it.

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Did you actually own it, Tangle? I've never seen a copy in person, but always wanted to check it out.

No, oldest D&D books I ever owned were 1st ed AD&D and maybe the 3rd or 4th printing of the Red Box. I just felt like escalating further

I bought a Kindle Fire HD 8.9

It's pretty nice. I got it because I over the holiday breaks I dropped my iPad 3 I got from work as a bonus, but unfortunately I didn't know that Apple Care covers everything except physical damage. Screw you, Apple - I'm not paying $200 to replace it.

Of course, now I wish I did - I liked my iPad more than the Fire, and in the long run I would have spent less. Amazon doesn't make a bad tablet, but I can definitely feel how it was built more for book reading and less about online forum browsing (which is what I used the iPad for a lot before bed).

Still, being forced to read more isn't a bad thing. I have a giant backlog of e-books to read through, and since the Fire is backlit I don't have to keep the light on in the bedroom and awaken the miss.

Prederick wrote:

Oh wow, Pathfinder. I haven't seen that in years.

I've actually been playing it for a year - haven't touched D&D since!

Tanglebones wrote:
TheHipGamer wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:
TheHipGamer wrote:
Prederick wrote:

Oh wow, Pathfinder. I haven't seen that in years.

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My lawn. You're standing on it.

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Did you actually own it, Tangle? I've never seen a copy in person, but always wanted to check it out.

No, oldest D&D books I ever owned were 1st ed AD&D and maybe the 3rd or 4th printing of the Red Box. I just felt like escalating further

My brother still has this set somewhere
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Tanglebones wrote:
TheHipGamer wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:
TheHipGamer wrote:
Prederick wrote:

Oh wow, Pathfinder. I haven't seen that in years.

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My lawn. You're standing on it.

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Did you actually own it, Tangle? I've never seen a copy in person, but always wanted to check it out.

No, oldest D&D books I ever owned were 1st ed AD&D and maybe the 3rd or 4th printing of the Red Box. I just felt like escalating further

3rd edition? Please.
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Edit - I don't own it, but when you ride an escalator, you don't get off half-way up.

Are we comparing? 'Cause I can do that.

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Sadly, "only" third edition.

I have these too.

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Tanglebones wrote:
TheHipGamer wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:
TheHipGamer wrote:
Prederick wrote:

Oh wow, Pathfinder. I haven't seen that in years.

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My lawn. You're standing on it.

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Did you actually own it, Tangle? I've never seen a copy in person, but always wanted to check it out.

No, oldest D&D books I ever owned were 1st ed AD&D and maybe the 3rd or 4th printing of the Red Box. I just felt like escalating further

Ah, well. I actually own (and started on, way back in '88 or so, having inherited them) the Expert Set. Pathfinder's fun, but I have to laugh at someone referring to it as somehow being old.

Guys, I do own a copy of Chainmail. But I have never played it.

Quintin_Stone wrote:

Guys, I do own a copy of Chainmail. But I have never played it.

Congratulations! You have won this nerd slap fight.

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You bought a trophy? Cheater!

MeatMan wrote:

You bought a trophy? Cheater!

Trophies are for people with self-esteem issues:

Ah, state farm. Remember these guys from screwing us over...wait, they still are. Jerks.

Norfair wrote:
Quintin_Stone wrote:

Guys, I do own a copy of Chainmail. But I have never played it.

Congratulations! You have won this nerd slap fight.

No, we all win. PAX table game!

Well, this wasn't a silly purchase this month, but here's my collection of silly purchases from November. Thanks to a busy holiday season and a snowboarding accident that royally screwed up my knee, I only just got it [almost] completed this past weekend.

(Crossposting from the PC Racing Sim thread, in reply to MountaineerWR27's mention of the Obutto R3volution cockpit.)

That's what I just switched to. Like I said, I need to finish detailing and cleanup, so please excuse the mess. I still need to mount my Warthog's flight stick, but the throttle is mounted. I wanted something that I could use as a workstation (well general gaming as I now work exclusively from my laptop anyway), driving setup, and for flight sim'ing. The R3volution isn't perfect, but it is amazing for the money and the only thing that meets my needs. My only complaints are just the garage engineering design. Of course that's the reason it's not a $1500 cockpit too.

Next step is to grab Simvibe and start adding transducers as I have more toy money.

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sometimesdee wrote:
MeatMan wrote:

You bought a trophy? Cheater!

Trophies are for people with self-esteem issues:

Pft, whatever. I'm just gonna sit over here and play Chainmail by myself then.