Blood Bowl 2 has a ‘vs AI’ mode and it’s BEATING me!

Look, I know I’m not ‘great’ at the game by any means. I’m also not a TOTAL noob, but damn it is both embarrassing and annoying as hell to LOSE a game of Blood Bowl (BloodBowl2 for those interested.) to the damn idiot AI.  I tend to play ‘bashy’ teams like Orc or Dwarves. I’ve also got a Chaos team going they are ‘kinda bashy’ but pretty weak starting out with no skills. I’m REALLY NOT HAPPY that when playing a skaven team MY TEAM is the one with 2 injured, 1 dead and 2 KO’ed, while he had 1 injured and 1 KO’ed. Just on average he should be the one hurt but the whole damn game was me failing rolls AND re-rolls and him NOT.   I shouldn’t let it get to me but DAMN this is really pissing me off.

Still Disspointed

The original post locked up a bit early. I’m re-posting it for comments.

I’ve been in the ‘planning’ stage of building a new PC for around a year now. I REALLY do hope to build it this year, probably sometime around July. Anyway, last October I put my build into PCPartBuilder so I could easily find the parts I’d chosen and quickly figure out a rough estimate of the cost. I’m very sad to see the price of the parts is just not going down after nearly half a year. Hell, overall the price has GONE UP!  Moore’s law is a lie!

The box is going to be a gaming box, and I mostly play MMO’s, FPS’s, Strategic games like Civ5, and single player adventure type games. Feel free to offer advice on the build, I’m really hoping to get something close to what is linked above (or better) for around $1.5K or less. When I first set it up the cost was just a touch over $1600, and now it’s almost $1700.

Am Dissapoint

I’ve been in the ‘planning’ stage of building a new PC for around a year now. I REALLY do hope to build it this year, probably sometime around July. Anyway, last October I put my build into PCPartBuilder so I could easily find the parts I’d chosen and quickly figure out a rough estimate of the cost. I’m very sad to see the price of the parts is just not going down after nearly half a year. Hell, overall the price has GONE UP!  Moore’s law is a lie!

The box is going to be a gaming box, and I mostly play MMO’s, FPS’s, Strategic games like Civ5, and single player adventure type games. Feel free to offer advice on the build, I’m really hoping to get something close to what is linked above (or better) for around $1.5K or less. When I first set it up the cost was just a touch over $1600, and now it’s almost $1700.

iTunes won’t sync my apps anymore

I haven’t synced my iPhone 4s in quite a while so I decided to do it on Monday, (1/21/2013). iTunes needed to be updated, so I let that run first, and once it was finished, I started the sync. I was watching an online video when the sync started so I was a bit distracted, but still, I knew the sync went WAY to quickly. So I decided to do it again, and again the sync finished very quickly. When I tried to navigate around the iTunes app, I had a hard time, because they’ve changed things up quite a bit. In the end, I managed to get to the computer’s apps, and lo-and-behold 93 apps needed to be updated. Which meant they WEREN’T syncing with my phone like it used to. After 20 frustrating minutes I finally figured out how to make it work.

Navigate to Devices, choose your phone, then ‘Transfer Purchases’ or hit ‘control-s’ to bring back the side bar that iTunes USED to have choose your phone and right click to get to the ‘Transfer Purchases’ selection. That makes the updated apps from your phone transfer to your computer. That is it MAY work if iTunes decides your phone is actually connected. For some reason my iTunes keeps disconnecting the phone so it doesn’t show up in my device list. I got around it by unplugging the phone from the computer and re-connecting it. I have NO idea why iTunes keeps doing this. I haven’t figured that problem out yet. If you do let me know.

Phone: iPhone 4s with iOS 6.0.1

iTunes: 11.0.1.12

Computer build; request for assistance

I have built almost every computer I’ve ever used, but the last one I purchased from Dell, around 4-5 years ago. My last purchase I used the excuse of “getting a Dell is only around $50-100 more, so building isn’t really worth it”. Well, I’m not using that excuse again. It IS worth it. I’ve just not been happy with the Dell. The performance has been fine, but I don’t like the case at all. It’s way to bulky and frankly poorly made.  So I’m going back to the basics and building my next video game box. I’ve tooled around my usual haunts and gotten some good ideas for a build from Ars Technica. I also check out The Tech Report for ideas, because they seem to do hardware reviews more often and in more detail than Ars.

This is the first iteration of my new PC build. I build my box for gaming, and I try to get ‘middle price point’ parts, so that I get the biggest bang for my buck.  I’m trying to keep the computer in the $1500 or less price range and as you see I’m a little over right now. It’s been around 8 years since I built a computer and 4-5 since I even looked into the components of building one, so I could use some help in the planning stage for sure.  Please feel free to offer ideas, and criticisms. I especially want opinions about the video card. I may be over buying getting a GeForce 670; would a GeForce 660 Ti, or the equivalent Radeon(7950 I think) be plenty of card for my needs?