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  • in reply to: Yelp reviews: Can you trust them? #504864

    billbix
    Member

    Are Yelp reviews really that bad or off? Is there an example of one in Columbus that is really way off the mark?

    Just wondering because most of the time I feel I can get a decent gist of a place through Yelp and it has panned out in real life.

    in reply to: Best Pizza in Columbus? #141148

    billbix
    Member

    I think they have been making this list for quite awhile.

    in reply to: The Syrian War #549901

    billbix
    Member

    IMHO both sides are seriously fucked up and no good will come from either of them. What are we going to do? Stop both sides from fighting? Does ending the dictatorship mean just installing the FSA and ultra religious oppression?

    in reply to: Best Pizza in Columbus? #141138

    billbix
    Member

    I always thought there was something to the pizza ovens that I couldn’t replicate at home. That said, Bono is probably #2 due to the quirkiness of the place and coolness of the wood fired oven.

    in reply to: CBUS Circulator — Free Downtown COTA Bus Route #549398

    billbix
    Member

    Free and inclusive of the entire Short North seems to be the sentiment on the front page article:

    COTA Considers Adding a Downtown Circulator Loop

    It looks like there is already some thoughts on a private-public partnership. I think the issue is about making it as convenient and hassleless for riders as possible. The reason ‘free’ is important is that carrying cash and change isn’t too common these days even if the fare is a nominal amount.

    in reply to: CBUS Circulator — Free Downtown COTA Bus Route #549395

    billbix
    Member

    I think it has a lot of potential. Imho, it needs to concentrate on Columbus’ needs and strengths first and then branch out. The highlight of the circulator should be the SN as that is a regional draw. It should run the length of the Art’s District to 5th Ave. Doing so will get people and money moving around. The advantages for tourists is obvious but it will also help alleviate the parking crunch by letting people use the many empty evening lots and garages downtown to park in. No need to worry about building redundant parking that only gets used part of the day.

    If they have to split the SN into its own circulator leg to speed frequency up then this should be done first. The key is having a well thought out and truly useful system from the get go. Ending at Buttles seems very limiting to tourists and those looking for evening entertainment.

    I would rather they concentrate on having later evening hours Thursday, Friday, Saturday then have the wide open schedule mentioned. A targeted schedule would maximize resources.


    billbix
    Member

    drew said:
    It is, but it goes beyond that – lobster is crazy cheap this year.

    Wow. I will have to check out lobster prices next time I am at the grocery.

    in reply to: Tablet Question for Android users – Nexus 7 or Sero 7? #549789

    billbix
    Member

    Graybeak said:
    I have admit, i have never heard of Hisense or Sero before clicking on your link.
    I am guessing this may be the Goldstar brand for the 2000’s.

    That Sero 7 appears to be sold only at Walmart. That doesn’t instill a lot of consumer faith imho. Do you like your Dad?

    in reply to: Bike Share Systems in Columbus #532400

    billbix
    Member

    allypanda said:

    And yes, it would be nice to see the expansion plans. I live up in Clintonville by the Park of Roses and would love love love to have a station up here. Right now, the system just seems kind of … small.

    I am hoping they start installing stations along key parts of the bike trails. I think that could rapidly extend the system. It isn’t hard to go from downtown to Antrim Lake in 30 minutes using the Olentangy Trail.

    in reply to: Google Chromecast #547087

    billbix
    Member

    spfld_expat said:
    I wish Google would unload some old Nexus Qs on Woot. That thing had decent functionality but was way too expensive. The Chromecast on the other hand is just too neutered to be useful for me – no way to stream locally stored video is a dealbreaker, even at $35.

    I was thinking the same thing. Then I found out it is ‘a work in progress’. It feels like google is basically beta testing this like all the rest of their cool but odd side projects like google voice, maps, etc etc.

    It is neutered for now. Basically it looks like it is primarily for streaming music, netflix and youtube at the moment. They are developing a way to push local media (your own movies etc) to the tv but it is not available yet.

    It looks like Netflix is subsidizing this to an extent. I currently have netflix streaming. I thought that I would lose out on the offer of 3 free months as I already subscribe. I found out that I still would get 3 months free per chromecast. That makes this $11. For people who already have or want netflix streaming that is great.

    $11 is a no brainer.

    From what I hear there is a lot of behind the scenes development. This thing is going to get better and since it uses computers, tablets and phones as the back end it has a lot more possibilities than the locked in hardware of other streamers. Google is pretty good with sharing the love with developers. I think this is a pretty awesome advantage.

    What also amazes me is how fast these go out of stock online. People are buying them.

    in reply to: Lucky's Farmers Market – New Grocery Store in Clintonville #530458

    billbix
    Member

    Good to see new life in that plaza.

    in reply to: The Crest Gastropub Is Going To Fail #549276

    billbix
    Member

    Gil Ligg said:
    It’s just a real damn shame they destroyed the divey aspect to it

    I don’t feel the loss of the old Crestview Tavern is much to lament. It was more like a private social club. I understand why some people are leery of these makeovers. I do miss the old divey Jury Room. That had a nice vibe and a good bunch of regulars who made it worth a trip. That is gone now. For the Creat, I have to say it was for the better.

    I love the beer selection in the new Crest and mostly visit for the beer alone.

    in reply to: Smashburger Expanding to Columbus #527962

    billbix
    Member

    Tried them out and felt they are just ‘ok’. I was hoping for something more unique. I do not think it adds much to what we already have in the local ‘better’ burger scene. I can image them lining up on Rome Hilliard, Bethel, Sawmill and Morse Road type corridors as eluded to in the Biz Journal piece. After seeing the decline in quality at Graffiti Burger I wonder if the gourmet burger fad is sustainable over the long haul.

    I thought the employees were nice and attentive for a fast casual place. That is always good to see.

    in reply to: What video games are you currently playing? #408406

    billbix
    Member

    Speaking of used games, I saw that Gamestop is offering 3 games for $10 ($3.33 a piece) from this list until the Sept 8th:

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12443810/CAG/GS-3for10-20130819.jpg

    Game List (Compiled):~
    Alone in the Dark – XB360
    Alpha Protocol – PS3, XB360
    AMF Bowling Pinbusters
    Armored Core 4 – PS3, XB360
    Army of Two – PS3, XB360
    Avatar: The Game – PS3, Wii
    Bakugon – PS3, XB360,
    Band Hero – PS3, Wii (game only)
    Battalion Wars 2 – Wii
    Battlefield Bad Company – PS3
    Battlefield Bad Company 2 – PS3, XB360
    Ben 10 – Wii
    Ben 10: Alien Force – Wii
    Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree – Wii
    Big League Sports
    Bionic Commando – PS3, XB360
    Blacksite: Area 51 – PS3, XB360
    Blazing Angels – PS3, Wii
    Blazing Angels 2: Secret Missions – XB360
    Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII – XB360
    Boom Blox – Wii
    Borderlands Add-On Pack – XB360
    Brain Age 2 – NDS
    Brink – PS3, XB360
    Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway – PS3, XB360
    Brunswick Pro Bowling – Wii
    Brutal Legend – PS3, XB360
    Build N Race
    Bulletstorm – PS3, XB360
    Cabela’s Big Caere Hunter2010
    Cabela’s Big Game Hunter
    Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2009 – Wii
    Call of Duly 4: Modern Warfare – PS3, XB360
    Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 – PS3
    Carnival Games – Wii, NDS
    Carnival Games: Mini-Golf – Wii
    Catz – NDS
    Chaotic: Shadow Warriors – PS3, XB360, Wii, NDS
    Chicken Shoot – Wii
    Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena – PS3, XB360
    Clubhouse Games – NDS
    Condemned 2: Bloodshot – PS3, XB360
    Condemned: Criminal Origins – XB360
    Cooking Marna: Cook Off
    Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII – PSP
    Dark Void – PS3, XB360
    DDR: Hottest Party – Wii (game only)
    DDR: Hottest Party 2 – Wii (game only)
    de Blob – Wii
    Dead or Alive 4 – XB360
    Deal or No Deal – Wii, NDS
    Deco Sports – Wii
    Deer Drive – Wii
    DefJam Rapstar – PS3, XB360, Wii
    Destroy All Humans, Big Willy Unleashed – Wii
    Devil May Cry 4 – XB360
    DJ Hero 2 – PS3, XB360, Wii (game only)
    Dragon Age Origins – PS3, XB360
    Drawn to Life – NDS
    Drawn to Life: Next Chapter – Wii, NDS
    Dream Trigger – 3DS
    Duke Nukem Forever – PS3, XB360
    EA Playground – Wii, NDS
    EA Sports Active – Wii
    EA Sports MMA – PS3
    EA Sports NFL Training – Wii
    Eat Lead: Return of Matt Hazard – PS3, XB360
    Enemy Territory Quake Wars – PS3, XB360
    Ener-G: Dance Squad – NDS
    EyePet – PS3
    F.E.A.R. – PS3, XB360
    F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin – PS3, XB360
    Fable III – XB360
    Fight Night Round 3 – XB360
    Fighters Uncaged – XB360
    Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions – PSP
    Fl Championship Edition – PS3
    Fossil Fighters – NDS
    Full Auto – XB360
    Game Party
    Gardening Mama – NDS
    G-Force – NDS
    Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2 – PS3, XB360
    Ghost Squad – Wii
    Ghostbusters – Wii
    God of War: Chains of Olympus – PSP
    Golden Axe: Beast Rider – PS3, XB360
    GT Pro Series Racing – Wii (game only)
    Guitar Hero 5 – PS3, XB360, Wii (game only)
    Guitar Hero On Tour – NDS
    Guitar Hero: Aerosmith – PS3, XB360
    Guitar Hero: World Tour – XB360, Wii
    Halo 3 – XB360
    Hannah Montana – NDS
    Hannah Montana : Spotlight World Tour – Wii
    Heavenly Sword – PS3
    I Spy Funhouse – NDS
    iCarly – NDS
    Imagine: Babyz – NDS
    Imagine: Fashion Designer – NDS
    Imagine: Fashion Designer New York – NDS
    Imagine: Teacher – NDS
    Infinite Undiscovery – XB360 (2-disc)
    Jericho – XB360
    Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days – XB360
    Kane & Lynch: Dead Men – PS3, XB360
    Kidz Sports: Crazy Golf – Wii
    Killzone 2 – PS3
    Killzone Liberation – PSP
    Kung Fu Panda – XB360
    Kung Fu Rider – PS3
    Kung Zhu NDS Lair – PS3
    Lair – PS3
    LEGO Indiana Jones – XB360
    Let’s Tap – Wii
    LittleBigPlanet – PS3
    Looney Tunes: ACME Arsenal – Wii
    Lost Planet: Extreme Condition – PS3
    M & M’s Kart Racing – Wii
    Madden NFL 2007 – Wii
    Madden NFL 2008 – Wii, PSP
    Madden NFL 2009 All-Play – Wii
    Madden NFL 2010 – Wii
    Madden NFL 2011 – XB360
    Major League Baseball 2K10 – PS3, PSP
    Mass Effect 2 – PS3
    Medal of Honor – PS3, XB360
    Medal of Honor Airborne – XB360
    Medal of Honor Heroes – PSP
    Medal of Honor Heroes 2 – Wii, PSP
    Megamind: Blue Defender – NDS
    Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker – PSP
    MLB 08: The Show – PS3
    MLB 10: The Show – PS3
    MLB 2011: The Show – PS3
    Monster Jam: Urban Assault – PSP, NDS
    Monster Trucks Mayhem
    Motion Sports – XB360
    My English Coach : Spanish Edition – NDS
    My Healthy Cooking Coach – NDS
    My Sims Agents – Wii, NDS
    My Sims Kingdom – Wii
    My Sims Party – Wii, NDS
    My Sims SkyHeroes – PS3, Wii, NDS
    Namco Museum Remix – Wii
    NBA 2K11 – PS3
    NBA Live 2010 – PS3
    NCAA Basketball 2009 – PS3
    NCAA Football 2010 – XB360
    NCAA Football 2011 – PS3, XB360
    NCAA March Madness 2008 – PS3
    Need for Speed: Shift – PS3
    Nerf N-Strike – Wii (game only)
    Nerf N-Strike Elite – Wii (game only)
    NHL 2010 – PS3, XB360
    Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots – Wii, NDS
    Ninja Blade – XB360
    Ninja Gaiden Sigma – PS3
    NPPL Championship Paintba 09
    Open Season – XB360
    Operation Flash Point: Dragon Rising – PS3, XB360
    Overlord – XB360
    Paws & Claws Dog & Cats Best Friends – NDS
    Paws & Claws Pampered Pets – NDS
    Petz Wild Animals: Dolphin – NDS
    Phantasy Star Universe – XB360
    Phineas and Ferb – NDS
    Pirates of Caribbean: At World’s End – Wii
    PoP: The Forgotten Sands – PS3, XB360, Wii, NDS
    Project Gotham Racing 4 – XB360
    Quantum of Solace – PS3, NDS
    Rainbow Six: Vegas – PS3
    Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 – PS3
    Rapala Tournament Fishing – Wii
    Rayman Raving Rabbids – Wii, NDS
    Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party – Wii, NDS
    Red Faction: Guerrilla – PS3, XB360
    Red Steel – Wii
    Red Steel 2 – Wii
    Resistance 2 – PS3
    Resistance: Retribution – PSP
    Rock Band 2 – Wii (game only)
    Rock Band: AC/DC Track Pack – Wii
    Rock Band: Beatles – XB360 (game only)
    Rock Band: LEGO – PS3, XB360, Wii, 3DS
    Rogue Warrior – PS3, XB360
    Scene It? Twilight – Wii, NDS
    Secret Saturdays: Beasts of the 5th Sun – Wii, PSP, NDS
    Section 8 – XB360
    Sega Bass Fishing – Wii
    Shaun White Skateboarding – PS3, XB360, Wii
    Shaun White Snowboarding – PS3, XB360
    Shaun White Snowboarding:World Tour – Wii
    Sing It – Wii (game only)
    Singstar ABBA – PS3 (game only)
    Singularity – XB360
    Six Flags Fun Park – Wii, NDS
    SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs – PS3
    Soldier of Fortune: Pay Back – XB360
    SoulCalibur IV – PS3
    Speed Racer – Wii, NDS
    Splinter Cell: Double Agent – XB360, Wii
    Spongebob’s Atlantis Squarepanhs – NDS
    Spongebob’s Boating Bash – NDS
    Star Wars The Force Unleashed – PS3, Wii, PSP, NDS
    Star Wars: Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels – Wii
    Star Wars: Clone Wars: Republic Heroes – Wii, NDS
    Steel Diver – 3DS
    Stormrise – XB360
    Street Fighter 4 – PS3
    Stuntman: Ignition – PS3, XB360
    Super Monkey Ball Touch & Roll – NDS
    Super Street Fighter IV – PS3
    Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow – PSP
    The Bourne Conspiracy – PS3, XB360
    The Conduit – Wii
    The Darkness – PS3, XB360 de Blob Wii
    The Fight: Lights Out – PS3
    The Last Remnant – XB360 (2-disc)
    The Suite Life of Zack and Cody – NDS
    Thrillville: Off the Rails – Wii, NDS
    Tiger Woods 2008 – Wii
    Tiger Woods 2009 – PS3, XB360, Wii, PSP
    Tiger Woods 2010 – PS3, XB360, PSP
    Timeshift – PS3
    Tinkerbell – NDS
    Tom Clancy’s HAWX – PS3, XB360
    Tom Clancy’s HAWX 2 – PS3
    Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam – Wii, NDS
    Top Spin 3 – PS3, XB360,
    Transformers: Autobots – NDS
    Transformers: Decepticons – NDS
    Transformers: The Game – Wii, PSP
    TV Show King Party – Wii
    TV Superstars – PS3
    Tycoon – NDS
    UEFA Euro 2008 – XB360, PSP
    Ultimate Band Wii Ultimate I Spy – Wii
    Unreal Tournament III – XB360
    UP – PSP, NDS
    Vancouver 2010: Olympic Winter Games – PS3, XB360
    Victorious: Time to Shine – XB360
    Virtue Fighter 5 – PS3
    Virtue Tennis 2009 – PS3, XB360, Wii
    Virtue Tennis 3 – XB360
    Wall-E – PS3, Wii, PSP, NDS
    Wanted: Weapons of Fate – PS3, XB360
    WarioWare D.I.Y. – NDS
    We Ski – Wii
    Where the Wild Things Are – XB360, Wii
    Wii Music – Wii
    Wii Play – Wii (game only)
    Wonder World Amusement Park – Wii
    World of Zoo – NDS
    WWII Aces – Wii
    Zhu Zhu Pets Wild Bunch – Wii, NDS
    Zoo Tycoon – NDS

    in reply to: What video games are you currently playing? #408405

    billbix
    Member

    I think there is a big difference between a used video game and used cars, clothes etc. Unless there is some kind of visible wear of the media I don’t think it is much different from buying new. I do expect there to be a decent discount based on popularity and the time since it came out.

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