MadCast: Malacca

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  1. Law School

    Are you really drawn to the profession, or to what you think the profession is? Sorry if that comes off as snide. In my opinion, especially with the experiences that many of us have/had, NO question should be off the table when considering whether you want to embark on the law school/massive student loan journey. There are tangible benefits to a law school education and I will always be grateful for having met/debated with/become friends with a large number of my classmates, particularly those who are also members here. If only I could have done so without having incurred a crippling debt that I will likely never be able to repay. Also consider that in our current political/social climate, things like intellectual rigor, deep-dives, using precise terms precisely and intellectual pursuits in general are highly disfavored and scorned in favor of gut feelings and tribalism, so there's that. If you go down this road, prepare yourself for massive disappointment (and a lot of emails from friends who "just have a quick question"). Prepare yourself for the pain of knowing "the law" and also knowing that the most important thing in many disputes is who knows who. And in case you are wondering, yes I did reasonably well in law school (even with taking classes that actually put my GPA at risk***), passed the bar, and did actually practice before moving on to other pursuits so I'm not just a disgruntled also-ran, even though this post probably makes me sound like one. ***if that note makes no sense, ask Tort or LTT or others about people who only take seminar classes after they achieve "anointed" status 1L year. It happens.
  2. Mass Effect Andromeda PC Co-op Team?

    Does multiplayer (especially APEX missions) affect SP? I bought the game last week. I'm in the early stages of campaign and am kinda in the same boat as some other posters: taking my time with the SP but wondering if I should already be doing MP missions (like in ME3), or waiting. Yes, I'm still alive!
  3. Rainbow Six Siege looks SICK!

    Personally, I LOVE this game. Uplay has its issues, but for straight up gameplay this game is so good. If you like the drama of one-life rounds, super-intense firefights, the mess, confusion and deranged beauty of a seige assault/defense, this game is for you. Basically imagine Counter-Strike: Source but with ADS, way more special actions and powers, and teammate outlines like in L4D. Balance is great, so many good characters, and so much strategy for a game that happens in 3-minute rounds. Other plusses: there is a "season pass" but pretty much no one bought it because, wait for it.... ALL UPCOMING MAPS AND CHARACTERS ARE just have to get those xps, which is not that hard really. I give this game 9/10.
  4. The Division - Anyone Gonna Play

    I've played the beta for a few hours. I'm still not convinced to buy (or not to buy) this game. This post may sound negative, but it's really meant to be a series of gates through which one must be able to pass if one is to realistically enjoy this game. Before buying this game, ask yourself the following: 1) Do you like 3rd person shooters with a cover system? (GoW, Mass Effect, etc.) 2) If yes, do you like the idea of one in an open(ish) world? 3) are you able to navigate menus that are like 5 levels deep without getting bored or frustrated? 4) IF playing on PC, do you have at minimum an i5 and a GTX960, or their AMD equivalent? 5) Are you annoyed by NPC chatter, or does it interest you? 6) Does being able to wander and choose quests at random excite you, or scare you? Think about the answers to these questions, maybe watch a few videos. These questions are related to things you will face without even ever stepping foot into the PvP zone. EDIT: I didn't realize beta was already over. Now that I know that, I got rid of references to trying it or playing it more.
  5. When I used guest checkout it failed, but after making a account and using Paypal to pay, I got my code in 30 seconds, loaded into Steam no issues, DL'ing now. FINISH HIM
  6. Battlefront - Origin ID - Facebook

    Done and done. Please note, what appears to be a lower-case L in my Origin name is actually an upper-case i. I had to do it due to email/account issues at some point in the past. BTW who's playing? I am. I love this game.
  7. Battlefront - Origin ID - Facebook

    Well, I can't see you on my list, so.....
  8. What are your teams?

    see: avatar predictably I am also an ardent supporter of the other pro teams in the city.
  9. Battlefront - Origin ID - Facebook

    MaIacca still waiting for my game key though. Jobo, did you drop me?
  10. Battlefront borrows nothing from Battlefield

    Having played the beta last night, I'm actually quite excited. Battlefield-y in terms of scope, partner up, spawn on buddy, and THANK ZAKARUM it has ADS....but it's not just a BF clone. I went from "might purchase due to love of SW and hope that DICE gets it right" to "definitely purchasing." People will find something to whine about, but I think this game is gonna be great. BTW the graphics are SICK and it runs better than BF4 on my machine.
  11. Battlefront borrows nothing from Battlefield

    Hmmm...there are certain BF mechanics that I hope it does have (but apparently won't?): -Squads, ability to issue squad commands, and ability to spawn on squadmates -vehicle selection, ability to spawn on them, etc. - ADS. I swear if there's no ADS I will freak out. I can't go back to games without it. I. JUST. CAN'T. Honestly, all I ever wanted was BF2142 with Star Wars skin. I can't be the only one.
  12. The Windows 10 Thread

    Is is possible to disable Cortana, and/or make her only activate manually?
  13. Titanfall Season Pass - FREE

    I just picked this game up and I really like it. It may be "shallow" in terms of the fact that it pretty much only has MP, but it's fun as hell.
  14. Making Music! Show off your musical talents

    So, my hard rock band Those Alone is playing in the Hard Rock Rising 2015 competition, and we made it to the Boston finals. The finals show is Friday April 24th at the Hard Rock Cafe in Boston. The show starts at 9, but I can't say when we will play because they draw out of a hat to establish the order. The show is technically free but there is a "strongly suggested" donation to a great charity called Music Drives us. Boston-area peeps represent! If you want to check out our EP "String by String" you can hear it here. If you like what you hear, it's available on Itunes.
  15. The 2014 Completed Games List

    So far this year I've finished Darksiders and Crysis 2. My job and other things have kept me so crazy busy that SP campaigns are about the best I can do right now (have to be able to stop/pause whenever).