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13361  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Terminator Discussion Group (massive spoilers herein) on: December 18, 2006, 08:03:37 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on December 18, 2006, 06:13:35 AM

Am I the only one who wants to see a Terminator movie set entirely in the future?

Yes.
13362  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I kept it on: December 18, 2006, 05:51:59 PM
Good thing. They're going for between 650 and 700 on ebay now.

Could be because it sucks!

XBOX FOREVA!



Anyway- hope you enjoy it.
13363  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The *OTHER* console shortage on: December 18, 2006, 05:48:46 PM
Dude. When/if mine breaks, I am replacing it with a pink one.

Did whoever started that thread about buying one (Ceekay?) get one?  If not, you're a sissy.
13364  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: ATB, they've got a solution to your problem... on: December 18, 2006, 05:46:20 PM
<crickets>
13365  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Survivor is over for the year on: December 18, 2006, 05:21:40 PM
+1 for wanting ozzie to win. Happy with Yul as the champ though. 
13366  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: One Game At a Time: My Xbox 360 Purchasing Rule on: December 18, 2006, 05:18:25 PM
An exciting update:

Upon further consideration, my backlog was much worse than originally reported as I did not include games that I was actively working on.  True counts including backlog and those in active rotation are significantly bigger.

However, I've decided to condense the nonsense.  My XB1 has been listed on Ebay and will close today.  As a result, I'm booting almost all of my XB1 backlog (despite BC options).

There are games on the PS2 that did not grab me like I hoped: Looking at you Okami and you Bully.  Those plus 3 others are listed.

DS: Finished a game and am selling a couple I'm working on that I don't care to finish.

So as of this writing, my true backlog = 8 Games
Add to that list the games I am actively playing across all platforms = 9

My total backlog/Active Game list is 17 games.  Not too shabby. 

Of those 17, there are 3 that I don't know if I'll go back to/finish: DQ8 (70 more hrs to go!?), Shadow Hearts Covenant (not grabbing me like the first one) and Guitar Hero II (I dunno what it is, but it's not nearly as charming as GH1).

My active list consists of the following:

Dead Rising (beaten, replaying)
Gears of War (beaten, replaying)
Elite Beat Agents (almost done)
New Super Mario Bros (bogged down somewhere)
Advanced Wars Dual Strike (3 or so more missions left)
Killer 7 (3 or so more missions)
Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow (1/3 through the game)

The additional good news is that there's nothing out there now that I HAVE to have...so I'm in really good shape and the contest for all intents and purposes is over.

I have pared my BL down enough to create enough 30 dollar credits to afford me any 360 game...However, I'm not breaking my one game at a time rule as it has really afforded me the ability to sink my teeth into both DR and GoW.

It has been nice playing and it's good to almost have the monkey off my back.
13367  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Recap - 12/18/06 on: December 18, 2006, 04:54:27 PM
GoW MP Friday and Saturday Nights.

Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrows on the DS.
13368  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The Order of The Stick on: December 18, 2006, 02:33:15 PM
I know many of you read this web comic, but I wanted to re-raise the visitbility.

He's up to 391 and I'm currently reading at 364 (I let myself stop checking it for a while so that I could savor a few strips here and a few strips there.

While some of the story arc got a bit slow and long in the tooth, the last 20 or so strips have really been top notch with great writing, clever dialogue and even a few unexpected plot twists..

If you checked out of following the strip...now's a great time to get back in.

Burlew is a mad genius.
13369  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: GoW MP Games Friday 10 PM also Saturday 10 PM EST Dec 15/16 on: December 18, 2006, 02:25:50 PM
We rocked it a little saturday night. Some good matches, but not as intense as the Friday night crew.

BTW- Calvin punked out again.
13370  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: C&C3 is slated for a March release on: December 18, 2006, 02:24:52 PM
C&C was a hallmark in gaming for me.  I actually kept my then GF (now wife) waiting for me while I played it one night when we were supposed to go on a date.  We still talk about it.  icon_lol

C&C was the only game I remember whose LOAD SCREENS blew my mind.

But I haven't played one since the disappointing Tiberian Sun...which I never finished...

HOpe this one does well, but I doubt I'll play it... oh and it looks like the same game I remember with just a bit of a graphics upgrade.
13371  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Impossibly Stuck in Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrows on: December 18, 2006, 02:21:55 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on December 18, 2006, 06:45:45 AM

It's just that, if it comes up with the same number three in a row, that means it's not spitting out random numbers.  So that just leads to the next question, which is "Where the F is that number coming from?".

I've just been playing games with puzzles forever.  When you see a number, the first thing to do is check if it's random or not.  But it would naturally make everyone guess it was random, what with the slot machine look and all.

MENSA!
13372  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I may be a knuckle-dragging Eagles fan... on: December 18, 2006, 02:20:15 PM
The Bills are 7-7. Whooda thunk it.  Just another playoff tease which will get us nowhere.

Glad I don't follow it very closely anymore  smoke
13373  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Can't escape the long arm of the IRS apparently. on: December 18, 2006, 02:17:47 PM
Democracy needs to be funded.  This is how it is funded.  It's a big mess but a necessary one. And when I say necessary, I mean taxes...not the jumbled mess of impenetrable codes that delivers it to us.

I use turbotax every year, and I'm sure I'm still overpaying...but heck if I can figure out where and I'm not gonna pony up a few hundred dollars for a guy to use turbotax for me slywink
13374  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Survivor is over for the year on: December 18, 2006, 02:14:46 PM
Bzzt.

It was one of the best seasons they've ever had.  Riveting television. The underdogs swept out the favorites and the final five people in the game were all likable and all deserved to be there.

A great great season. thumbsup
13375  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What's your 'Retirability' Score? on: December 18, 2006, 02:11:37 PM
Takes about 5 minutes and it tells you how 'well you're doing' in the area of preparing for retirment.
Best if you can listen with the volume up.

Nationwide site.


My score was 185 and that is almost entirely built on the back of having sold my house a year and half ago as that allowed us to pay off the car, college loans and put a good chunk down on our current house.

I took it again as pre-November 2005 me and my score was: 194.  My house was worth $420,000 but of course this doesn't factor in that I could barely pay the mortgage, was struggling to make ends meet, had absolutely no savings and was borrowing money from my parents...  Well it factors in some of those but can't gauge the reality behind the numbers...

Of course it's not a perfect tool, nor does it claim to be...but it is interesting.

13376  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Impossibly Stuck in Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrows on: December 18, 2006, 12:51:54 AM

Quote from: unbreakable on December 17, 2006, 11:09:48 PM

If I recall, every time you try to open it, it will match the last three digits of your money.  So when you can do it a few times and it doesn't come up with a random number, that means it's an environmental variable.  Of those, money is the easiest one to manipulate to exact figures.

You must work for NASA.

I figured it was based on luck.
13377  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Shrek the Third on: December 17, 2006, 06:03:00 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on December 16, 2006, 02:17:50 AM

I'm sure I would love this one just as much as the first two.  About as much fun as...something sucky and unfun.  Pop references, toilet humor, Eddie Murphy: it just doens't get more uninspired than that.

Agreed. The Shrek franchise sucks.  thumbsdown
13378  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Impossibly Stuck in Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrows on: December 17, 2006, 05:38:35 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on December 17, 2006, 05:07:58 PM

In case you didn't look it up (or just for anyone else), with the "777" and similiar doors,
Spoiler for Hiden:
you need to get the last three digits of your money to match what is said on the door.

It's not necessary to use them to proceed, they just have items inside.

I would have never figured that out in a million years. How did you?
13379  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Impossibly Stuck in Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrows on: December 17, 2006, 04:57:46 PM
ATB-  I recommend you check gamefaqs.  It will point out that you're an idiot and forgot to go through a room that you so obviously must go through to continue the game and get the double jump ability.

Stop being a ninny.
13380  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Impossibly Stuck in Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrows on: December 17, 2006, 04:16:57 PM
Every where I go there's either a wall I can't get past, a flooded chamber, or a place to jump to that is too high for me to reach.

There's one place with a tumbler that has '777' on it, but I guess my luck isn't high enough as I've only ever gotten one 7.

Is there an ability I've not gotten yet that allows me to jump higher (I have the slow fall one)?

Do I need to boost my luck with items to get the 777?

How do you open/break walls?

HALP!
13381  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: GoW MP Games Friday 10 PM also Saturday 10 PM EST Dec 15/16 on: December 16, 2006, 11:54:18 PM

Quote from: gellar on December 16, 2006, 11:52:11 PM

I am terrible at this game.

gellar

Not at all. You had quite a few chainsaw kills if IIRC.
13382  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Retail demand for PS3 dropping below supply level? on: December 16, 2006, 07:57:01 PM

Quote from: Hetz on December 16, 2006, 07:51:53 PM

Quote from: The Grue on December 16, 2006, 07:38:44 PM

Quote from: Lee on December 16, 2006, 07:34:44 PM

And lastly, anything Hetz does/says/buys need to be scrutinized for no reason.

I'd argue there is indeed reason for this and that reason is FUN!!!!

I'd argue the reason is more JEALOUSY....but what do I know. Everything I say is somehow wrong and/or foolish according to most of you. 

I'll go back to playing Motorstorm now, having a great time!  Tongue

finger

Wish you would take a break to play us in GoW  :icon_sad:
13383  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: If you don't fall in love with DQ9 after this new video, you have no heart on: December 16, 2006, 06:23:59 PM
I'm 28 hrs into DQ8.  I don't know that I have the heart to carry on as there's approximately another 70 hrs to go.   tear

I would love to have 9 on the DS as I can play it anywhere anytime and don't have to be shackled to the TV.

Question though: Does this mean there will be no AWESOME voice acting? 
13384  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: At Last: Recognition for a Job Well Done! on: December 16, 2006, 03:47:19 PM

Quote from: pingwrx on December 16, 2006, 03:42:49 PM

The company I work for gives out bonuses every quarter depending on how well we are doing last year I made out with about $5,000 this year we are exceeding even last years numbers. icon_biggrin

Coincidentally, I have a nice statue I'll sell you for just that amount.
13385  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: GoW MP Games Friday 10 PM also Saturday 10 PM EST Dec 15/16 on: December 16, 2006, 03:44:34 PM

Quote from: Jarrodhk on December 16, 2006, 02:35:28 PM


One of the reasons I've cooled a bit on Gears is the 8 player limitation.   I wanted to get some time in last night, but by the time a slot opened I was fully engaged in playing R6.


Yeah I had that thought last night too. It seems it's feast or famine. We either have too many or not enough.

Of course, someone coudl have started a 2nd game...
13386  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: GoW MP Games Friday 10 PM also Saturday 10 PM EST Dec 15/16 on: December 16, 2006, 03:43:16 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 16, 2006, 03:37:28 PM

Quote from: ATB on December 16, 2006, 01:34:06 PM

Come on!  That's not true at all.  I think I killed you with the sniper rifle, the shotgun, the pistol, possibly the torque bow and melee.  I think I also grenade tagged you, someone got you with the hammer of dawn and don't forget the curb stomp.

There are a plethora of ways to kill and be killed.

I'll have to hand it to you ATB, you've turned into an godless machine of death in the game  icon_twisted 

Thank you?  paranoid

Quote
Now I just need to figure out what to use GoW towards....

Don't DO IT!!
13387  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Semen in your salad. on: December 16, 2006, 02:13:41 PM
Quote
Wonder how they caught him.

Police sketch artist.
13388  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Semen in your salad. on: December 16, 2006, 02:12:53 PM
I don't see the big deal. It's what tyler durden would do. Muahahahahahaha.

But seriously: He should be executed.
13389  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: New Posts Button! on: December 16, 2006, 02:11:47 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 16, 2006, 04:33:09 AM

Quote from: Calvin on December 16, 2006, 04:26:35 AM

Um..........duh??  drool

no no no no...  drool is for a hot chick.   retard is for 'duh'.

Unless he's hot for me. Grooowwwwllll. Er.  retard
13390  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: GoW MP Games Friday 10 PM also Saturday 10 PM EST Dec 15/16 on: December 16, 2006, 01:34:37 PM
Oh and Calvin is a big sissy jerk for not accepting invites.  crybaby
13391  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: GoW MP Games Friday 10 PM also Saturday 10 PM EST Dec 15/16 on: December 16, 2006, 01:34:06 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 16, 2006, 07:27:50 AM

meh, unless you use the shotgun or the sniper rifle it's a pain to get a kill in this game.  It's annoying enough that it's taking a trip to EBGames tomorrow.  It was fun guys  ninja

Come on!  That's not true at all.  I think I killed you with the sniper rifle, the shotgun, the pistol, possibly the torque bow and melee.  I think I also grenade tagged you, someone got you with the hammer of dawn and don't forget the curb stomp.

There are a plethora of ways to kill and be killed.
13392  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Down time on new releases? on: December 15, 2006, 10:54:38 PM
Oh and as for me. There's nothing out there that I really want.  Dead Rising and GoW will hold me over...I'm plannign on selling a bunch of my backlog and there's about 4 or 5 PS2 titles I want to play. 
13393  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Down time on new releases? on: December 15, 2006, 10:53:55 PM

Quote from: mikeg on December 15, 2006, 10:09:41 PM

Lost Planet is a major major major day-one purchase for me.  In my top 3 of the entire next year.

Hmm. perhaps I should try the demo..
13394  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / New Posts Button! on: December 15, 2006, 07:57:46 PM
Wow GT is a present that keeps on giving.

Did you know that if you click on the dark side of the moon looking icon next to the forum titles it shows you a list of all the threads that have new posts!?

I bet you didn't!
13395  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Terminator Discussion Group (massive spoilers herein) on: December 15, 2006, 07:14:44 PM

Quote from: Big Jake on December 15, 2006, 07:10:55 PM

As it is, this series has missed it's best conceivable 'gotcha' already - the original casting plan.  Imagine that discoteque scene being done with Arnold sitting at the bar, and Michael Beihn slaughtering people.  Watching Mike kick the crap out of Arnold would have been phenomenal.  Just my opinion.

Actually, Lance Henrikson was originally going to be the Terminator.
13396  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Terminator Discussion Group (massive spoilers herein) on: December 15, 2006, 07:04:16 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on December 15, 2006, 05:24:30 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on December 15, 2006, 05:12:50 PM

I also maintain that T2 does not hold up as well as the original does.


My opinion of T2 has been a bit of a rollercoaster.  I thought it was "OMFG, Amazing!!!" when I first saw it, a little while after that after CGI spectacles were a dime a dozen I wasn't very impressed anymore, but now I marvel at all of the great old fashioned stuntwork that we see so little of these days. 

Also, T2 is one of the few cases where I definitely prefer the theatrical version to the extended cut.  Extended cut puts me to sleep but the theatrical  version remains pretty tight.

Overall, I'd still put T2 ahead of the first if for no other reason than T2 feels less dated and more timeless.  Terminator 1 feels a little "Too 80s" at times to the point it takes me out of the movie. 

I'm going to have to say that T1 is still the best of the series with 2 a close second.  3 should be launched into the sun.
13397  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Rocky Balboa Impressions (from last night's pre-screening) on: December 15, 2006, 06:56:44 PM
I am truly excited about this movie and I've never seen I or II.

I've seen the fight from II, of course, or the best moments of it at least at the beginning of III.

III is one of my greatest movie memories from childhood.  Mr. T and Hulk Hogan? Come on!

I watched Rocky IV again just a couple of years ago and I was screaming my head off.  What a great movie.

V should never have been made.

I've been meaning to do I and II...maybe I'll rent em.

13398  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Complete 360 BC List? on: December 15, 2006, 05:10:19 PM
Where Can I find the comprehensive 360 Backwards Compatibility List?
13399  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Would you rather "Live Free or Die Hard"? on: December 15, 2006, 04:38:46 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on December 15, 2006, 03:27:28 PM

I am disappointed Bruce went bald for the role. True it's almost been 20 years since McClane went Nakatomi on the first crew of bad guys but I miss the McClane "look."

/holds out hope

I agree. Bald bad ass isn't McCLane's character. He should be a balding paunchy middle aged guy who gets drawn back into something.  Not Yul Brenner.
13400  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Would you rather "Live Free or Die Hard"? on: December 15, 2006, 04:37:58 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 15, 2006, 03:59:22 PM

Quote from: ATB on December 15, 2006, 01:47:12 PM

In T2 they actually convinced you that Arnie was dead. 

You actually thought he was dead?  Here's your clue phone back you poor, poor boy.

[

Um. Hello. If you saw the first one you knew that the Terminator wasn't dead until his eyes went out. Well guess what. His eyes went out in T2.  I was like "Oh $h!&...I guess sarah's gonna have to figure a way out of this one."

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