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13481  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone See Crank? Also, what about Smokin Aces? on: January 14, 2007, 09:20:42 PM
I wasn't planning on buying and now it looks like I won't be renting it either.


Quote from: Louis Cypher on January 14, 2007, 08:37:10 PM

crank is fun, but the ending...... Anyway, who cares, its a $4 retal you cheap SOB ninja

Actually it would be free. We have coupons.  Still. Not gonna waste one.


Quote from: retard
Transporter was awesome.

No taste.


13482  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Anyone See Crank? Also, what about Smokin Aces? on: January 14, 2007, 07:10:00 PM
Jason Stratham's latest is on DVD (I don't remember this movie being in theaters). Has anyone seen it?

I like him a lot and this looks like a good guy movie, but I'm tentative that it is a ridiculously stupid action film like Transporter.

What's the skinny?

As for Smokin Aces. Saw the commercial for this Jeremy Piven actioner. 

My wife remarks: That looks so stupid.

She looks over at me and I'm transfixed, a bit of drool streaming down my chin at the corner of my mouth.

Wife: But I guess that's right up you're alley.


YUP!  Anyone know the goods on this one?
13483  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Video of Insurgent Attack Foiled on: January 14, 2007, 05:53:04 PM
That's something.  I wish I could revel in that won skirmish, but I'm left feeling sad.

Sad because they were so misguided.

Sad because I know there are dozens of vids out there where the attacks were successful.

Sad because our boys have to be over there fighting for their lives.

Just sad.  I hope and pray that all of our boys who are so proud of their efforts (and they should be) in that movie never make it into one of the videos where the outcome is an al queda rallying film. 

God be with them.
13484  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Xbox 360 model confirmed by Paul Thurott on: January 14, 2007, 01:37:21 AM
IPTV = television of the Inets?
13485  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Jan 12 GoW MP? 10 PM EST? on: January 14, 2007, 12:57:54 AM

Quote from: Calvin on January 14, 2007, 12:16:41 AM

Quote from: ATB on January 13, 2007, 11:36:32 PM

Quote from: Calvin on January 13, 2007, 10:48:56 PM

Quote from: gellar on January 13, 2007, 09:59:15 PM

Quote from: Calvin on January 13, 2007, 09:40:28 PM

Quote from: gellar on January 13, 2007, 06:02:21 PM

I love my chainsaw.

gellar

That is because you suck with everything else. SNAP!

I suck less than you do.  FACE.

gellar

Um, you are absolutely the only person that has ever seen us both play that believes that. So...maybe the faec is on you?

Calvin, I know you can play, but last night you were terrible.  TehGellar FTW!

Yeaaaah..that makes Gellar better than me for the sum of all my games= retard

Good point! Calvin FTW!
13486  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Jan 12 GoW MP? 10 PM EST? on: January 13, 2007, 11:36:32 PM

Quote from: Calvin on January 13, 2007, 10:48:56 PM

Quote from: gellar on January 13, 2007, 09:59:15 PM

Quote from: Calvin on January 13, 2007, 09:40:28 PM

Quote from: gellar on January 13, 2007, 06:02:21 PM

I love my chainsaw.

gellar

That is because you suck with everything else. SNAP!

I suck less than you do.  FACE.

gellar

Um, you are absolutely the only person that has ever seen us both play that believes that. So...maybe the faec is on you?

Calvin, I know you can play, but last night you were terrible.  TehGellar FTW!
13487  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: An Inconvenient Truth restricted at school..... on: January 13, 2007, 11:34:02 PM
Not seen the movie but would like to.  Frosty needs to consider that global warming could be the means by which the earth 'burns up'.

13488  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / How Many Copies Did Dead Rising Sell? on: January 13, 2007, 11:31:00 PM
I have no idea how to find such information, but the boys at 1up always talk about how DR sold a ton then sales dropped like stone.  How many copies did it end up selling.

I've read somewhere that there is a DR2 in the works. 2007 a likely year for it to ship or should we expect 08?
13489  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBL Membership: Stackable? on: January 13, 2007, 11:28:28 PM
Thank you gents!
13490  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / XBL Membership: Stackable? on: January 13, 2007, 10:09:44 PM
I still have about 11 months left on my XBL sub, but have received a code for another year.  If I input it now will it give me 1 yr 11 months on my account or will it start the timer all over?
13491  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: "Ignore" feedback on: January 13, 2007, 03:16:30 PM
IBTL!   Tongue
13492  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Warlords, Disciples, and Jagged Alliances, oh my! [DS] on: January 13, 2007, 03:13:49 PM
So is it just a port or a new adventure? If the former then I'll probably skip as I've played D2 enough to know what's going on.
13493  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS2] Guitar Hero : 80's Edition on: January 13, 2007, 03:12:13 PM
WHITESNAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Only half kidding.

BUT, if there's not a song by Skid Row on there, then it's truly not the 80s.
13494  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Jan 12 GoW MP? 10 PM EST? on: January 13, 2007, 03:08:48 PM

Quote from: Austin on January 13, 2007, 01:24:24 PM

With regard to the some boxes don't connect problem.  Run the network test in the system blade.  Be sure that NAT isn't showing Moderate.  If so make sure your router's firmware is updated properly or that it's an approved router.

What's NAT?
13495  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Jan 12 GoW MP? 10 PM EST? on: January 12, 2007, 10:06:23 PM

Quote from: Mattc0m on January 12, 2007, 09:30:39 PM

I'll be there, but whether or not I can join the server is a whole different matter. Does what Zone you are in matter?

Zone doesn't matter. Some boxes just cant talk to eachother...
13496  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Jan 12 GoW MP? 10 PM EST? on: January 12, 2007, 10:06:03 PM

Quote from: Calvin on January 12, 2007, 09:40:33 PM

Quote from: gellar on January 12, 2007, 05:49:48 PM

I may or may not be there.

gellar

Will we notice either way? My guess is no.

I will be there, but as I said, it likely wont be till 11 or 11:30 at the earliest due to prior commitments.

And ATB, using the worst night of GoW in months as getting even with me does not count sir. Prepare for the pain.

Ditto our first encounter, sucka!
13497  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: We've sunk to new lows. on: January 12, 2007, 07:51:24 PM
Back when I was a kid, peeping toms only had pencil and paper.  Sure they had to draw super fast and everything ended up looking like a piccasso, but that's all they had and they liked it.
13498  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS2] Guitar Hero : 80's Edition on: January 12, 2007, 06:37:21 PM
Can't be worse than GH II.

13499  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Jan 12 GoW MP? 10 PM EST? on: January 12, 2007, 06:34:52 PM

Quote from: gellar on January 12, 2007, 05:49:48 PM

I may or may not be there.

gellar

That's funny we say the same thing when you play.
13500  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Metroid Prime Questions Beginning on Post #7 on: January 12, 2007, 04:37:54 PM
I'm now playing Metroid Prime Hunters on the DS.

It's my first Metroid game since the original, yet I still have an attachment to the character.

Anyhoo- the control scheme is dead on perfect.  I'm quite surprised that it works so well.  Are there any other FPS games on the DS that are as good? I think if any other ones are made, it should exactly replicate MPH.  Brilliant!

My only gripe is using the left shoulder to fire. I don't know how else they would have done it, but in prolonged battles my hand actually gets sore....not something I'm used to when playing the lite.
13501  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Why is GT so Awesome? on: January 12, 2007, 04:25:41 PM
If you divide it by dog years, then this place sux.

Gave away roughly 100 dollars in merch to readers
7 news items on the front page
47 Game Records Updated in our DB
18 New Games added to our DB
.14 New Trendcasts with additional beta key giveaway and a roboraptor!


13502  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ever broken something because of a game? on: January 12, 2007, 03:59:03 PM
No, never.
13503  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: We've sunk to new lows. on: January 12, 2007, 03:23:52 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 12, 2007, 03:12:50 PM

Quote from: ATB on January 12, 2007, 03:11:32 PM

I was rather snarky. I apologize.

actually it appears no one has you on ignore currently fool.  icon_smile

ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!

13504  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: We've sunk to new lows. on: January 12, 2007, 03:11:32 PM
I was rather snarky. I apologize.
13505  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Jan 12 GoW MP? 10 PM EST? on: January 12, 2007, 02:58:49 PM
We had a prequel last night.

Ebonstone (who is teh king)
Calvin (who I got even with for the most part)
Pete for a bit (he gets so sad)
Pete's friend snrub (didn't hang out long).
A few QT3 dudes (some good cats. I almost choked one when one said 'what's gamingtrend?')
A couple of other guys we've met playing (varying levels of skill)
Some randomers. (varying levels of skill)

Good time had by all* until 1:30!


BTW- We may have enough people for two games tonight......!


*Except Pete.
13506  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official NPD December Sales Figures on: January 12, 2007, 02:54:47 PM
Sony should have waited another year at least and just basked in the greatness of the PS2. If they had focused on another year or two of blockbuster PS2 releases, that woudl have been awesome.
13507  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: We've sunk to new lows. on: January 12, 2007, 02:52:23 PM
You intentionally film people's butts? Teh wife must and kidz must love that.

Oh and you'll have to take me off ignore to read this and then coyly put it back on after denying that you have me on ignore.
13508  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The GT Pet Thread (56k) on: January 12, 2007, 02:51:03 PM
Have a dog.  Took him for a walk last night.  He rears up something in his mouth. I shake the leash as it's typically something bad.  It was.  He was eating another animal's crap.  Damn dirty ape.

13509  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Truth About Myspace on: January 12, 2007, 02:44:11 PM

Quote from: Calvin on January 12, 2007, 06:56:51 AM

Truly awesome, although more of the answers should be "fat". lewl  icon_wink

You know, I can count on less than one hand the number of times I've been on myspace.  I went there once because a friend showed me a page from a guy we knew in high school.  I went there to check out  a radio show's page...and I think I checked out my niece's page.

I don't get it at all.
13510  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Why is GT so Awesome? on: January 12, 2007, 02:40:48 PM
We need to bring back W00t!

W00t!
13511  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Warlords, Disciples, and Jagged Alliances, oh my! [DS] on: January 12, 2007, 02:38:48 PM

Quote from: Gratch on January 12, 2007, 02:33:46 PM

So your only options are to either build up a single uber-group, or try running around with multiple groups of under-powered characters.   

Hmm, you know, I never thought of that as a drawback, but in context I can see how it is.  However, I believe that that was the intent of the game as you can only carry one hero foreward after each mission.

In the grand scheme of TBS I can see how that doesn't jive, but specfically in the DS world, it works well.  

You're absolutely right though, and it's something that I never considered: it's a huge departure from AoW and HOMM III style play.  Harumph!
13512  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Okami-how far am I? on: January 12, 2007, 01:37:24 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on January 12, 2007, 04:01:02 AM

I just got the game in the mail today and haven't put it in my PS2 yet...how far am I?   icon_smile

At the point just before you play it, realize you should love it, determine that it's missing something that prevents you from doing so despite your grandest efforts to make your heart care when all it wants to do is not and it ends up being a grave disappointment despite the fact that you pined away for it for months, dug the artwork very much, even toyed with the idea of getting the soundtrack but wisely didn't and you cast it onto the rubbish bin of ebay to defray the costs that you invested in what should have been a highlight of your year but ended up making you wake up crying in the middle of the night wondering what might have been and wondering what went wrong.

 icon_frown
13513  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Calling it Quits on a Game: What's Your Threshold? on: January 12, 2007, 01:34:48 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on January 12, 2007, 04:16:12 AM

Quote from: Tebunker on January 12, 2007, 03:52:30 AM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on January 12, 2007, 03:43:06 AM

Quote from: Tebunker on January 12, 2007, 03:31:42 AM

I just put Gears of War out to pasture. I just started Chapter 5 in Hardcore (never played any other difficulty) and was just tired of it.  Some areas would take four and five tries to clear, I would get through them only to get to the next area, no checkpoint, and get whacked and have to start all the way back. I loved the game. I liked the multiplayer, and I suspect I'll just borrow my friends copy to knock out that last chapter. I got $43 for it, I spent $45 on it or so, can't complain too much about that.

While the ending itself isn't really worth it, you could always have bumped Gears' difficulty level down for just the last chapter. 

I don't think I could've lived with my inner gamer if I did that, especially knowing that would leave a couple of achievements locked, and those little bubble bastards drive me crazy enough when the urge to get them pops as it is. Great thing about playing Hardcore is that it unlocks all the Casual achievements at the same time!

I think playing GoW on casual the first time makes the game much more enjoyable.  I am playing it again co-op on hardcore with my wife.  I think it will be the first game I will have finished twice.  The AI on hardcore is much more aggressive and the enemies seem to have twice the hit points.  I don't think I would have had as much fun playing my first run through on solo hardcore.

Wait till you try insane!

And Tebunker- Wish you would join us for our Friday night killfests.  But in any case, the 5th level is the shortest so you're not too far from being done.
13514  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Calling it Quits on a Game: What's Your Threshold? on: January 12, 2007, 01:32:12 PM

Quote from: Space Herpes on January 12, 2007, 02:33:52 AM

It's all about fun vs frustration.  The best example of this (for me) was the first Buffy game.  There was a level in the dream realm.  Had to fight demons, jump around.  Fight demons. Dodge blades and jump around.  Then jump onto twisting platforms.  Any slip and instant death.  After fighting my way through nearly the whole level and dying, I have up (for quite a while).  I recently revisted the game and decided I was going to get through it.  I did.  That was pretty much the hardest level in the game for me.  Even the final boss levels were cake compared to that damn jumping level.

That is a prime example of one of the hardest and most frustrating portions of a game I've played. I was very near controller smashing mad.

Though I've never seen the show, there's something about buffy games that make them inherently playable to me.  I played the sequel- was cool on the graphical redesign and put it up for months.  Then I came back to it, got totally into it and around 40% of the way through it started crashing early and often.  I was disappointed but didn't need to stress so I never finished it.
13515  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Warlords, Disciples, and Jagged Alliances, oh my! [DS] on: January 12, 2007, 01:29:59 PM

Quote from: Gratch on January 12, 2007, 12:51:55 PM

Played a bit of Disciples 2 on Gametap last night.  I had forgotten how ridiculously hard and/or frustrating that game is.  It tempered my enthusiasm for the DS port somewhat, but I'm sure I'll still pick it up.

Perhaps, sir, with all due respect, it was your incompetent playing.

<drops silky white glove on the ground>

Pistols at dawn.
13516  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Weekend Playlist 12/Jan/07 on: January 12, 2007, 06:34:54 AM
GoW Friday Nights

Possibly some BFME2- just 9 missions to go.

Metroid Prime Hunters when away from the boob toob.
13517  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Pretty Please: Play Basketball With Me on: January 12, 2007, 06:31:00 AM
YOu don't have time for basketball.

You're going to be playing GoW tomorrow night.
13518  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official NPD December Sales Figures on: January 12, 2007, 12:59:33 AM
one POINT six MILLION DSes?!

Hola Cow!

13519  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Calling it Quits on a Game: What's Your Threshold? on: January 11, 2007, 07:38:02 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on January 11, 2007, 07:11:43 PM

Has anyone had games they were really, really excited to get, then once they got them, you never really played it much? 

Bully = 1 hr
Okami = 9 hrs  Both sold on Ebay.

Quote
I'm on the fence right now as to whether to just give up and trade in both Jade Empire and Gladius since neither grabbed me and they're just sitting there taunting me while taking up space on my shelf.

Jade Empire sux. Don't bother. Put it under the tire of your car and crush it.  Gladius, on the other hand, is brilliant.  I finished that game after an all too short 55 hrs.  Man that was fun.  Meant to go back and play the other path but never did and sold it.  icon_frown
13520  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Unexpectedly Liking 360 Achievements on: January 11, 2007, 07:34:32 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on January 11, 2007, 07:22:29 PM

Quote from: ATB on January 11, 2007, 06:19:02 PM

I've now gone to the dark side on this. I'm pretty much playing through BFME2 just to get the points associated with the campaign.

The controls in this game are possibly the worst I've ever played on a console game....well except maybe for the original spiderman game on xbox.

The story is ok and if I didn't love the universe, I'm not sure even the points would sway me.

How far in are you?

I hated the controls for the 1st 3 or 4 missions too.  But I also stuck with it for achievements.  After a while the controls clicked and I actually grew to like them.  I'm not sure RTS controls with a gamepad could ever be super intuitive.

I'm on Mission 7 of the good campaign.

I wish bookmarking worked better  icon_frown
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