So I just spent the last couple of weeks in the hospital, and can say that after that long the place feels like prison!!! On the real downside though, my internet is going to be disconnected for a couple of months or so... so my physical withdrawal symptoms should set in at any moment! Hope everyone is doing well... I'll see you all again when my internet is up and running permanently.
CH - My New Home Page? posted 1/10/2013 7:44:30 AM
I think that it may be time to face the facts. I prefer this website over any other out there. On a daily basis I am usually on here two to three times (if not more). At present my home page is set to an international news organization. However, I have come to the point that I generally just read through the headlines and check for breaking news stories any more. It is not that I do not care what is going on in the world... it is just that it seems history for the most part continues in its usual cycle... people killing people in some god's or country's name. It gets a little tiresome seeing that people simply do not learn as this trend is older than the world's oldest profession. I suppose I am even more inclined to switch my home page because there is NO such thing as an unbiased news organization, and frankly I believe there has never truly been such a thing. Whether motivated by profits/market share, political parties, religious dogmas, etc. they all have someone at the top that directs their general news discussion in to one light or another. Still, what do you do? I believe (IMHO) that every person should be knowledgeable of what happens around the world to the best of their abilities. One cannot really expect to do that without reaching out to at least one news outlet. So I do, at least once a day, check my main source of information. They are biased, they are not perfect, and I know that. However, they do provide a general base of information regarding the goings on in the world. Even if I am confident that they omit certain items for various reasons. So why, with all of my frustrations with the world and the news organizations that tell its stories, do I still allow this news organization's website to remain my homepage? Perhaps it is because I would feel guilty if I did not peer into the world's goings on at least once a day? Maybe it is because I subconsciously enjoy seeing the deprivation of society in the news? Or maybe, and I believe this one to be true, it is because my wife really has no interest in video games and therefore the news website is a happy medium for the two of us? Perhaps it is not only time to switch my homepage, but also to switch to a wife that enjoys CH as much as I do?!
Just kidding, I love my wife, so I suppose that I can live with depressing news stories over enjoyable discussion and awesome trainers on my homepage.
Can you say Steam sale addict? posted 1/4/2013 10:32:08 AM
First Off Special Thanks for the Gifts (0X90, Benduhova, DABHand, PWiz, & TMH):
XIII Century Air Conflicts: Secret Wars Anno 2070 (DLC) Bordelands 2 Cargo! The Quest For Gravity Cryostasis DOTA 2 Fantasy Wars Grand Ages: Rome Iron Brigade King's Bounty: The Legend Madballs In... Babo: Invasion NecroVisioN NecroVisioN: Lost Company Nuclear Dawn Saints Row: The Third Section 8: Prejudice Shadow Harvest: Phantom Ops StarCraft: Heart Of The Swarm BETA (Not Steam, but still a gift!) Star Wolves 3: Civil War
Here's where I went nuts on my own:
Alice: Madness Returns Anno 2070 BioShock 2 (already owned, but wanted the convenience of Steam) Company Of Heroes (already owned, but wanted the convenience of Steam) Confrontation Counter Strike Franchise Devil May Cry PC Franchise (3&4) The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (already owned, but wanted the convenience of Steam} Far Cry 3 Hitman: Absolution L.A. Noire -Complete Legend Of Grimrock LEGO - Harry Potter Years 1-4 LEGO - Harry Potter Years 5-7 LEGO - Star Wars The Complete Saga Max Payne 3 - Rockstar Pass Monkey Island Franchise Payday: The Heist & DLC Sleeping Dogs Spec Ops: The Line Transformers: Fall Of Cybertron Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Franchise Torchlight Franchise Total War - Shogun 2 (DLC only) Trine 2 Tropico 4 (DLC only) Two Worlds Two - The Pirates Of The Flying Fortress The Walking Dead Wargame: European Escalation XCOM: Enemy Unknown (DLC only)
I need help... on the plus side, this should tie me up for the year... though I am likely to be sidetracked by the METRO Last Light and COH 2 releases.
Preparing to dive in! posted 12/14/2012 9:50:42 AM
The annual holiday Steam sale is coming up, and I am getting psyched-up. Call it sad. Call it what you will, but I look forward to this time just because of the Steam sale. Don't get me wrong, seeing all of my family is great too, but paying only like seven dollars for a game that was fifty bucks just months ago is a reason to celebrate. In fact, I actually held off of most purchases over the last few months just because of the sale. For the most part, I am just looking to acquire some savings... no matter how minute they are on more recent titles this year. However, over the last few years I think that I have picked up most of the titles (that I wanted) that sell for really cheap. In other words... I am probably going to dump like three bills into this sale... easy. Perhaps this annual sale has become like an addiction... is that possible?! If my internet goes out during the sale I am likely to curl up in the fetal position and cry... so I am fairly certain that this would be considered an addiction. At any rate, I hope this time of year finds you all well, and happy Steam holiday sale season to all of you gamers... even those that hate Steam.
BOO Symantec/Norton!!! posted 10/21/2012 7:32:58 AM
I have been running a Symantec/Norton AV/Firewall protection program for more years than I have been a member hear at CH. Ever since I have been a part of this community I have utilized the trainer manager (or at least shortly thereafter joining). In the last four years my AV has never registered a false positive on ANY of the items I have downloaded from this site! Now, after over four years, it decides that the Trainer Manager.exe is malicious software. Come on Symantec! Not only is this software from a completely reputable site, but even if you were going to say "nay" on the program... shouldn't you have done so four freakin' years ago? I have never had any problems with their software before, but this one issue, well, I take it as almost insulting. In all the time I have been a member here I have watched copious amounts of people complaining that their executables are being flagged as malware/malicious software, and in all that time I have been proud that the programs I am using aren't that stupid. Now I guess I have to rethink that one. Boo Symantec/Norton. Get a clue!!!