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    luvtoread

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread

    Post by luvtoread on Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:56 am

    I also really enjoy those Laurie King Books.    esme-you might also like Anna Lee Huber's
    Lady Darby mystery's.    The Anatomists Wife is the first one.
    I love historical mysteries,  Anne Perry being my favorite,   Victoria Thompson is another.

    I have never heard of pepperoni made of goat cheese.  When I was in Florida last winter,
    I had pizza with goat cheese.  It was actually pretty good.
    When I go to thrift stores,   I will find books way faster and easier than clothes!
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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread

    Post by JustTheFacts on Sun Aug 23, 2015 2:51 pm

    Heard back from Big Fish re: Windows 10. If you keep in mind that I have a younger computer than most of you, looks like putting Windows 10 off for a while is the most sensible response. I am glad I checked.

    Thank you for providing the Dr. Felix results! After checking Dell's website for your specific computer model (Inspiron 620), it states that the computer hasn't been tested for Windows 10 yet. There were only drivers available Windows 7.
     
    This doesn't mean the computer won't ever work on Windows 10 though, as computer manufacturers are still working on providing Windows 10 drivers for their products.

     
    For the time being it may be safer to stay on Windows 7. I provided a link to Dell's help article regarding Windows 10 below:
     
    Upgrade to Windows 10

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread

    Post by djrum on Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:44 pm

    Thanks for the info, Justie. Big smile

    In my humble opinion, it's better for me to stick with what I got rather than messing with things I know nothing about.

    No offense, Microsoft, but I do wish you'd quit changing OS all the damn time. How in the world do you expect everybody to keep up? I'm always at least 2 years behind on your newest, better-than-ever OS. It's not like I'm made of money, you know.
    I still hear people say the best OS ever was Windows XP and most of those people are computer techs.

    Okay, I'm done ranting! Smile

    Well, maybe I'm not done ranting yet. I hate clothes shopping. I find the clothes around here are made for, ahem, older ladies or younger girls. There's no middle ground for women like me.
    I don't like my blue jeans riding low on my hips. I feel like they're gonna fall down & I'm constantly pulling them up. But I don't want "Mom" jeans, either. Lol!!
    I'm not a fan of shirts with plunging necklines. My friends say, "Layer it with a spaghetti-strap top." It doesn't look right on me and I guess I'm not color-coordinated enough to match everything up.

    I like shopping for socks. They're so colorful and you can get knee-hi, ankle, anklets, crew...all different kinds and very inexpensive! Laugh

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread

    Post by luvtoread on Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:16 pm

    Well,   I am writing this from my brand new laptop. 

    Here is my story.   My other laptop became verrrrryyyyyyy  ssslllllooooooowwww.
    Then,  it kept coming up  "Server not found".      I still had full internet,   so I did everything
    my limited technical brain could think of.     Nothing worked.
    The final blow was I could not download any games.   Gah!

    Ok---fixing this post----again!!!!

    To make sense of this post,  I will explain what I did to lead up to Aaron.

    I trotted over to Radio Shack to check out laptops.    While there,  I told the saleswoman
    about my laptop's  seemingly slow death.
    She recommended I come back to see Aaron,  who thrives on all things technical and fixing them.
    So,  like a good (and desperate) girl,   I go back the next day and tell him my tale of woe.
    He could not get connection in the store,  but was able to determine my laptop needed some
    maintenence  (no surprise there as I am the only one who ever maintained it.   HA!)
     
    I asked him about this one,   he answered all my questions and said this was good
    especially for the price  (it was on sale).    He even knew the game site Steam.
    He gets his games from there.
    So,   I bought it.
    I came home,  got it connected to the net,   dl'd  Firefox  (I hate IE),  then proceeded
    to have problems.
    Yup  "Server not found"    Tantrum

    I called Aaaron,   who said he suspected it was my internet  server.  Even though
    it showed I had full service,   something was wrong.
    I called Time Warner and the tech guy was very helpful.  Turns out the wireless router
    is defective.
    So for now I have it plugged into the land line-which thankfully is a very long cord!
    My daughter just came over  (she moved out a month ago and this was her router)
    and said she wasen't surprised,  this router is about 5 years old.   Old Days

    So,   my first laptop is getting a maintenance done  (I called and told him he was right,
    he said good and he would clean my old one up)
    and I am adjusting to this one.
    My credit card is getting used.     EEK!

    So,   hopefully I will get used to this,   I have to say I am liking it so far.

    Its my new toy.


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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread

    Post by JustTheFacts on Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:20 pm

    Sounds like a relatively easy migration!  Laugh You don't even sound like you've been having nightmares.  Two thumbs up

    Hope you continue to enjoy the new toy. I love getting new pc's (and Windows versions - I know, I'm in a crowd of one on that). I love finding all the new ways I can stuff up.  Belly laugh

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread

    Post by Esme on Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:44 am

    M'kay. I just finished the main game of HH: Phoenix and I have some thoughts. Far be it from me to sound incredulous, but...

    Not a rant. Nope. I would NEVER do that!:
    Did I just rescue beavers? Beavers who can swim and gnaw wood and don't generally need boats (or detectives) to get from one place to another on the river? Beavers who apparently are unaffected by the deadly poison phoenix gas that required me to build and wear a gas mask? While my dimwitted "partner" let the bad guy reach into his boot for the gigantic knife he used to escape/kill the chick with the stupid hairdo? 

    Speaking of my awesome partner... wasn't he a useless as a handle on a bowling ball? I'm standing there dying from the poison phoenix gas and he's going to go, I dunno, call the office? File his nails? Order lunch? If he's from Mystery Trackers, then the answers to their detective entrance exam have been leaked because he's as dumb as a loaf of bread!

    Yup. Beavers. 


    (I did like the game though. It was fun and had a sense of humor to it. And beavers.)

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread

    Post by JustTheFacts on Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:55 am

    As always, esme, when it's you - I really do laugh out loud!!  Belly laugh Yup, beavers!  Hmm...  Laugh

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread

    Post by Esme on Sat Aug 29, 2015 10:32 am

    JustTheFacts wrote:As always, esme, when it's you - I really do laugh out loud!!  Belly laugh Yup, beavers!  Hmm...  Laugh

    They were cute beavers! I just didn't think they needed my help, but hey, I guess some days even a beaver needs a little backup!

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread

    Post by luvtoread on Sat Aug 29, 2015 11:03 am

    Most of our "partners"  are generally useless.     pfft

    I started playing Demon Hunters 2  (#1 is better,  but seeing I foolishly bought without
    demoing,   I will play it through)

    The best thing that happens is:  

    just in case someone wants to play and actually cares about this spoiler about useless partner:
    After trying to pull off boards with his bare hands,   and surprisingly not succeeding,  he gets hit with a tranqualiser.

    Made me happy.    Big smile


    This game is hard on the character.   So far she has survived a helicopter crash,  been
    shot and last I knew,  poisoned.   Of course,  finding an antidote requires going through
    HO's,  pulling stuff out of floors and walls,  fixing windows,  finding codes-who knows,
    maybe eventually making an antidote.
    There is also a police who should've retired 100 years ago as he is totally clueless.

    Oh well,  typical game.

    I want to get HH:Phoenix and save a beaver.

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread

    Post by Esme on Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:10 pm

    The bonus section was sort of dumb and not necessary to the understanding or resolution of the basic plot. 

    It did, however, give a kind of nifty little shout-out to HH: Eternity, which was kind of cool. 

    And apparently saving gorillas is okay, but saving pumas is not.  Dunno

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread

    Post by luvtoread on Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:41 pm

    I will probably get HH: Phoenix when it comes out as an SE.

    I went through my Purchase History and realised I bought and never played.
    Christmas Stories:   Nutcracker.     I played the second one and enjoyed it.
    So,   that is what I am now playing.    Really liking it.  Especially blowing that snowman
    to bits.  Snowy bounce
    More  especially since there is no snow outside my door  (yet!!).

    As a matter of fact,   I have my window fan going.

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread

    Post by Esme on Sat Sep 05, 2015 8:40 pm

    Ohhhhhhhhhhkay. I just started Whispered Secrets: Golden Something. I am flabbergasted. I am agog. I am nearly speechless.

    Did I really just 
    So stupid it hurts:
    decide to look for hidden objects while the bartender tries to kill me with a knife... like for real... arms and knives are flailing and I'm looking for a hammer and an apple? Are they EFFING KIDDING ME???

    Add to that the fact that I seem to be randomly carrying around a red panda. A red panda which is generally found in Nepal? Though this is a decidedly English-speaking little hamlet of foolishness. A red-freaking-panda???? 


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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread

    Post by luvtoread on Sun Sep 06, 2015 6:55 am

    Belly laugh   I just can't stop laughing!   Just when you thought these games could not more

    ridiculous--along comes esme and her rants!  

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread

    Post by Esme on Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:13 am

    But seriously! A red panda!

    I am so sick of the cutesy-wootsy little helper critters. The only one who is and will remain acceptable to me is Elf. Elf is different because, to me, he's an actual character. He's got a personality and he's evolved over the series. He's cute. He's helpful. He's non-intrusive. 

    For me, the worst one was the metal rooster. At least I think he was metal. Maybe he was wooden. I think he was some crazy inventors pet thingamabob. And he was ANNOYING! Does anyone else remember that one? I think it was an Elephant game, but I'm not sure. It's when the "critter helper" phase was just getting insane. The only other one I sort of like was a gingerbread man in one of the Christmas games. 

    Do any of you have a most hated critter helper? Or am I just putting way too much thought and angst into this? LOL Embarrassed

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread

    Post by JustTheFacts on Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:22 am

    It was Lord of Statues I think, esme. I remember it as part of the beginning of the obsession over pet characters.

    I like Elf too, but I also like that Imp in the Witches Legacy series.  Big smile

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread

    Post by JustTheFacts on Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:25 am

    There was a Gingerbread Man in Hansel & Gretel, probably the least successful of Eipix' games. But the little fellow was quite adorable in his way, he switched teams to help you, because all the other Gingerbread Men were Minions of Whatever Evil it was.

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread

    Post by Esme on Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:31 am

    JustTheFacts wrote:It was Lord of Statues I think, esme. I remember it as part of the beginning of the obsession over pet characters.

    I like Elf too, but I also like that Imp in the Witches Legacy series.  Big smile
    That's right. I didn't like that game much if I remember correctly. Probably because of the metal chicken. 

    I don't think I've played any of the Witches Legacy series. Too many witch games all seem the same. 

    There was also one with an annoying cherub. I think DJ liked it, but I wanted to punch it. I have a low tolerance for cute it seems. 

    I can't decide if I should give up now on Red Panda-monium or see if it gets any better. Not many games feature knife fights. Gotta give it a point for that. However it's -20 points for having me look for stupid crap while being attacked by a knife-wielding bartender while I look for apples and matches and probably a crowbar.  Rolling Eyes

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread

    Post by luvtoread on Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:49 am

    The absolutely worse helper is the Barbie that you have to dress up in different outfits
    to get her to do some  stupid chore that you could do quicker yourself.

    Why they kept her after getting bombarded with  "No way will we buy this with her"
    in the beta quotes  ( I know cause I was one of them-others who did the beta
    felt the same way)  is beyond me.

    I didn't mind the Rooster helper,  thought he was kind of cool.   I like chickens.
    The ginger bread guy in Hansel and Gretel was,  to me,   kind of creepy,   just wanted
    to see him dipped in milk and eaten.
    Even if he did turn out to be ok.

    I got the SE MT  today with a pc,   so will be happy to be playing with Elf.

    A few years ago there was a game that had a helper that looked like Mel Brooks


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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread

    Post by Esme on Sun Sep 06, 2015 12:47 pm

    I'd play a game with Marty Feldman as my helper! I'd play the heck out of it. 

    Barbie, not so much.

    I don't remember a dress up Barbie helper. I must have missed that gem of a game. Whew!

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread

    Post by Esme on Sun Sep 06, 2015 4:14 pm

    This. Game. Is. So. Dumb,
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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread

    Post by luvtoread on Sun Sep 06, 2015 5:15 pm

    So,  what happened?   did you throw apples at the bartender and he sliced them
    with his knives?

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread

    Post by luvtoread on Mon Sep 07, 2015 10:51 am

    My little buddy Elf and I saved the world.  I am almost sorry I didn't get the CE.

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread

    Post by Esme on Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:03 am

    Well, I finished Red Panda and the Stupid Detective. (AKA Whispered Secrets). 

    Meh. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't thrilling. I didn't play the bonus section. Not gonna play the bonus section. 

    Not sure what to play next. Maybe I'll read a book. This cooler Fallish weather makes me want to bake cookies and burrow, but I baked cookies last weekend. I did get a new vacuum since the new one I got in April is HORRID, (If you think my game rants are bad, you should have seen me rant about this stupid vacuum to my friends on FB! Yikes!) So maybe I'll make some chowder and vacuum. Hold me back! I know I'm a wild woman.



    You know what though? I'm a grown woman and I am sort of relieved to not feel pressure to be all wild and crazy on the weekends anymore. The recovery time is way more than it's worth at this point in my life! LOL 


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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread

    Post by JustTheFacts on Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:37 am

    I went through a whole party girl stage in my 40s. Clubbing it every weekend with a bunch of well, kids really. It's funny how the lighting in those places can obscure the truth - no one seemed to notice I was, like, old!


    Now, you can't get me out of the house after dark. I won't even put out the rubbish at night.  Laugh

    But you'll never catch me vacuuming and making chowder (whatever that is, I never really 'got' chowder. Some kind of seafood soup?)!

    There's only one thing in the whole world worse than vacuuming, and that's ironing.

    Which is why I and my house always look disheveled! Luckily, the cats seem to prefer it that way.  Snicker

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread

    Post by luvtoread on Sun Sep 13, 2015 11:31 am

    I was never wild and crazy.    I think I was born old.      Old Days 

    I just finished the main game of Where Angels Cry:  Tears of the Fallen.
    I really enjoyed it,  but I like Cateia Games.
    The hair cut on those monks   


    What is up with that?    At least they are not doing the combovers

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